Friday, October 8, 2010


Sooo basically I was forced to move my blog due to some harassment and online bullying. I'm not announcing where I am moving to due to the fact that it would completely ruin the point of moving. So goodbye for now, and if any of you read this and find me again, welcome anew. <3

Sunday, October 3, 2010

On Charisma...

Charisma. Noun. [kuh-riz-muh]. Noun. 

 1. a special personal quality or power of an individual making him/her capable of influencing or inspiring large numbers of people.
2. a quality inherent in a thing which inspires great enthusiasm and devotion.

Charisma is a very vital skill not only for Princesses and Lolitas, but anyone living in society as a human. Charisma is, in my opinion, a combination between confidence, courage, credibility, and grace that allows your words to appeal to large groups of people. If you have charisma, you have the power to make people believe, motivate, inspire, and give confidence to others. This makes many things in your life easier. Have a new idea to announce at a business meeting? Charisma. Job interview? Charisma. Running for office, both in school or legally? Charisma. Charisma is very important in many things in life.

Historically, women, upon coming of age, would be presented to all of the local bachelors in a debutant ball. She would be asked to dance by all of the men there. Everyone in this situation would need a healthy amount of charisma! Whomever is presenting the woman would need to convince the bachelors that she would make a good wife. Every man would be asking her to dance, thus, in a way, advertising themselves. Now how would it go if the young lady were to be too shy to dance with any of the men? Well, that just would not do! The point of the ball was to take the first steps into setting up a marriage for the young woman, and therefor she must allow herself to get to know all of the men at the ball.

Charisma can be attained in many ways. One way is to practice speaking to yourself in a mirror several times a week. Watch your posture, try not to stutter, and speak with a smile. Another, which is the way I am going about it, is to take a public speaking class. Although I did not actually sign up for the class as an elective (I was given it because the other elective I had chosen was either full or the time had coincided with another class I'm taking, however, I really admire the teacher, and it's only a half-year class, so I didn't bother trying to switch it.) Although I've only been in this class for about a month, I've already gotten a lot more charismatic. I'm naturally a very opinionated person, and in my blood, I am a peacemaker, therefor, it's always been that whenever I see something unjust or wrong, I speak up. That is much harder to do in this school as I really don't know anyone and it may come off as being aloof or elite. However, thanks to this class, I'm speaking up more than ever (however, that may just be do to the fact that pretty much all of the students in this school are extremely ignorant... hmm...)  Also, I've gotten better at speaking slowly, or quickly, depending on the situations. Generally, I've become a lot better at speaking to people both in public, and one-on-one. I've gained more charisma.

I'm sorry I've not been updating lately- life's been throwing me for loops all over the place. It's been hard. There's only a few places I feel safe, and none of them are here. Maybe I'll start posting poetry and short stories here, for the sake of uploading more? How would you feel about that?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

5 Ideas for an Autumn Princess

1. Go apple picking in an outfit inspired by your favorite faerietale- Little Red Riding Hood or Sleeping Beauty.

2. Go to the many carnivals that take place during October- old carousels, Ferris wheels, and haunted houses beckon your way!

3. Dry leaves in books and then make collages out of them. Frame and hang for pretty seasonal artwork.

4. Host or attend a Halloween party- I'm attending two on the same night, in the same place! *My boyfriend's little brother's birthday party first, and then the "grown-up" party, still at their house, after- I'm very excited. ♥*

5. Explore the Halloween section of any department store- am I the only one that squees at nearly everything in a Halloween section? The goth in me just comes out full-swing! I want to get some of the realistic fake weapons they are selling at Target this year- I want the mace and shield!! Not for a costume, just to have, ♥, or for music videos! Also, I already bought a pack of glow-in-the-dark bats, and they are swinging from my ceiling! Did any of you used to have those glow-in-the-dark stars glued to your ceiling? I know I did!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Secret Spotlight #2

There were a couple of secrets in this week's post that mad me think, laugh, cry! <3 Sorry this is so late, but I was over my Prince's house all day. Also sorry for lack of updates. I just haven't been myself lately, I haven't been smiling I'll try to work on it some more, I promise.

This made me laugh. So much. I don't know a single person with a computer who hasn't illegally downloaded music, myself included. However, I have nothing against replicas, so.

This one didn't gross me out at all, as I was probably expected to- I laughed! A lot, actually- it was pretty much a giggle fest! I really enjoyed this secret, not because I agree, but because it makes me think of some of the outrageous fantasies and fetishes that people have. Not that it's a bad thing- there what makes things unique and fun!



Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Events: Brimfield Antique Fair

Today, I visited the Brimfield Antique fair's last event for 2010. The fair takes place in Brimfield, (where else?) Massachusetts, the second weekends of May, July, and September. I go every single event to buy teacups from the same vendor every time. I also buy other things, sometimes, but we mostly go to get teacups and wander around.

One of the many reasons I like going to the fair is that, seeing all the pretty furniture and decorations, I can think about my future with my prince. ♥  I often joke to the King and Queen, with, "This is what my house will be filled with when I 'grow up'..." teehee. ♥ Really though, I always find beautiful things at such amazing prices here! For instance, we found working stone fountains, some with lions and the like, or some with globes or fish, for only $95 USD each!! That's so inexpensive, for something so beautiful and tranquil....!

Yes, I'm just about lame enough to take a picture of myself in a mirror...
(Pardon my face, I was laughing at my father laughing at me for doing this. ha! also my face looks a bit chubby here.   owo   probably because I was looking down, at my phone screen. haha!)

This is what I wore today! I dressed for winter because my mother told me it was going to be cold and we were spending all day outside. >< First to a birthday party in a park, and then to the fair, so I dressed warmly.... at least I was comfortable, even though it wasn't cold at all. *laughs*

I wore a crimson dress, two pairs of black tights, black boots, a white coat, and a black headband.

I'll post more soon, probably tomorrow- I have a speech to write, a shower to take, and some serious sleep is needed to make it through tomorrow! Oh how I hate Mondays *laughs*

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Secret Spotlight

So there was one secret in this week's Lolita Secrets that had me seriously laughing on the floor.

Here it is:

Now, first of all, my lol'ing has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with the picture. It's the text and the message that makes me laugh. For those unaware, Summer vacation is generally regarded as "noob season" because all of the schoolchildren (myself included, of course.) generally have more time to surf the internet, therefore there's an influx of new lolitas, irrelevant posts on EGL, and "itas". This secret is basically saying that "noob season" is almost over, with most schools beginning new terms, and teenagers, children, and young adults having less internet time, with classes and homework and all. It made me laugh in another way because I am pretty much the opposite of this. I post less during the summer, even though I am online more. I've honestly made one post to EGL this entire summer, as opposed to the maybe four I posted during the school year. I'm still reading the same amount of posts and blogs, but I'm just less active. It could be the heat. Also, I'm generally a lot less procrastinative during the school year, as you may or may not see once school starts this week.

So, what did you all think of this week's secrets, particularly this secret? I enjoyed this week's- nothing too "flame-y" or stressful.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation Review

So today I purchased Maybelline's "Dream Smooth Mousse" Foundation, as part of my "back to school" shopping. So here's my review! I literally just tried it out, so my opinion of it could change with more use, but this is my opinion for now.


It comes in sort of a plastic jar with a compartment in the top that opens with a button. I don't mind the packaging, but I would prefer if there was an obvious "upside-down" and "right-side-up" with this jar. >> Also, the compartment takes up about 2/3s of the total jar. I would prefer it thinner, or maybe if the jar was bigger so more of the actual product was here.


I purchased mine for about eight dollars (USD) at a Target store. I think this is pretty fair.


The colors aren't very varied, honestly. All of the ones I've seen thus far are yellow-based. Which is fine, for me, as my skin is yellow-based (or, right now it is.... tanned. >>), but there really should be some pink-based tones as well.

Now, this was completely my mistake, but I actually purchased the wrong color. I just realized how tanned I am right now, and therefor the second fall comes, I'm going to have to purchase a lighter color... luckily, the color perfectly matches my mother's skin tone! And she apparently has many problems with finding makeup that matches her skin tone.


The little compartment on the top of the jar contains this sponge-type thing intended for easy-application. This thing gave me hell, pardon my language. It did not provide easy application. It streaked very harshly, no matter what I tried to do with it. Some people suggest just applying with your fingers, however, this didn't work for me either. >> In the end, I just used one of my brushes. A round blush-brush, but I used it as sort of a stippling brush.

It has a very nice consistency, I must say! It's not too liquid-y, nor is it powder-y. It is almost like a cream, very, very nice. It goes on smooth, and stays that way, at least thus far. I've had it on for about an hour now and it still looks lovely! It also looks fine with makeup over it, as I found out by testing a Revlon blush I also purchased today.

All in all, a pretty good foundation! I'll continue to use this until I'm unable to due to my tan going away, in the event of which I'm probably just going to buy the same foundation in a different color!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Astrology #2- Numerology

Today I'm talking about another Astrology topic. ^^ Also, I'm going on a short "vacation" with Miss Meghan's family until Saturday, and therefore I won't be able to post daily until Saturday or possibly Sunday, depending on how I feel when I get back.

So today I'm talking about, you got it, Numerology!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Astrology #1- Rising Signs

So, I couldn't decide what to write tonight's post about, and I decided to just write it about some things I found this morning, because I did not want to write another personal post. >< So today's post is about... *dun dundulun dun duuuunnnn....* A s t r o l o g y ~ !

Monday, August 16, 2010

Daily Blog- August 16, 2010

So, today, I planned on having an informational post, but some circumstances, (mainly some haters and a comment on my last post, for those restlessly curious,) put me in a very bad mood. Plus the fact that it's two in the morning.

Basically I didn't do anything productive, today- my day was a mixture of crying and screaming along to music, avoiding my mother, and sleeping. ><  I don't really have much of a good excuse for this, I do have a story, but I'd rather not get into it as I can only tell you my side of the story, and my side of the story would make my mother seem like a terrible person, which is far from the truth.

So this is just what I threw on after my shower... you can tell I'm sick, still. ><  I generally wear prettier and more detailed nightgowns, a lot of which are antique or vintage, but I just was not in the mood today. So instead I threw on some freshly-washed bloomers and my beloved Ray William Johnson shirt.  My hair is up right now because I'm doing one of my favorite hairstyles, this one, from Bubz Beauty-

I know that it's a summer hairstyle and that summer is almost over, (already!?) but I think this is a cute and casual look for anytime!!

Tomorrow, I will try very hard to be more productive, I promise. ><

With Love,

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Daily Blog- August 15, 2010

So, although I generally try to keep my personal life from this blog, that forces me to not post very often at all. I'm going to try to write a post every day, (keyword: "try"), whether informational or personal. Today, it's a personal post.

Yesterday I came down with a fever, and it didn't lighten at all today, so I was forced to miss a bridal shower that all the other ladies in my household attended. Since I could not attend, my dear grandmother gave me the "prize" she had one, that white teapot filled with flowers!! It was a wonderful surprise, and it looks just perfect on my teatable! ((Please pardon the mess on the couch behind the table- I need to clean tomorrow, as you can tell. ^^;;;)) My mother and grandmother were at the shower with my Aunt, my uncle took our "guest", Steven, on a bike ride, and my grandfather was golfing this morning, so when I awoke, it was just me and my father in the house. I was feeling very sick, so I mainly just lazed around in the morning, ahaha. I stayed in bed, reading blogs and stories on my PSP, and text-messaging my prince and his friend (my ex-boyfriend), Adam.

Last night, my prince, Randy, was staying the night at Adam's house and they decided to "prank call" me. At first I knew it was them, so I wasn't frightened at all, I just laughed it off. However I was curious as to who's phone they were using, since I have Adam's home phone number programed into my phone, and Randy's cell phone programmed as well. However, when Randy called me on his cellphone and I asked about it, they said "you're getting phone calls?" and things like "it isn't us," and "who's phone would we be using?" From there on out I started to be frightened. This person sending me text and picture messages seemed to be "an admirer". I recognized the first three digits of their phone number, so I knew which town they were from. They were saying things that scared me a little bit. For instance, when I asked "Who are you?", the reply that came was "Someone who wants you badly."

I continued messaging this person for hours. The pranks started around eleven o' clock pm and continued on until about two am. This person was telling me things like "You're pretty, smart, and kind and Randy doesn't deserve you. He's so rude to you all the time." ((To which I replied "So what? He loves me.")), telling me they loved me, thought I was hot, and that I had pretty eyes and such. I don't receive these types of compliments often, so I was slightly tied between absolute terror and flattery. Randy texted me asking things like "Any news on the creep?", and told me "Do anything to find out who it is."

After a while, this person, who had been labeled simply as "Creep." in my phone's contact list, stopped messaging me, so I asked "Are you awake?" and he said "No...", to which I replied "Well then you're pretty damn good at texting in your sleep.", to which I received "Hahaha, that's another reason I love you, you're so funny."  For some reason this comment set me off. It annoyed me. I didn't want to be loved by someone I wasn't even sure if I knew. I put it off and continued talking, trying to figure out who it was. They asked for a picture. I sent one, keeping in mind Randy's comment to "do anything"....

A while later, after more talking, I recieved a message saying "ADDIE, you passed with a B+" my reply was ".....???" "You were just tested to see if you would cheat on ME." "Wait, cheat on you...?" "This is Randy."  To be honest, I became a complete child, then, swearing and all. It was extremely immature of me, and of coarse I regret it. "I. F****ING. HATE YOU." "Why? I was just testing you." "You promised me it wasn't you!!!"  "I understand, but it's tough love, babycakes. I just needed to know."  Him calling me "babycakes", a rarely-used petname, tells me even he knew he messed up. It didn't make it any better, though. The rest of the conversation was mostly repeats of that, up until "...I'm mostly upset because, everything you said... it was all fake..." ((This next one is copied word for word, since I saved it to my phone, ahaha)) "Like your eyes being gorgeous? I love your eyes and you are my precious."

To be honest, my heart melted right then. ♥  It's always been something of a romantic fantasy of mine to be told that I'm precious to someone. In my mind, that's the ultimate compliment.

However, they were still very cruel to me. ><   ahaha, It's laughable now, but I was very hurt at the time!!

It's getting late now, so I must take my leave, but I'll try to write a more productive post tomorrow morning!!

With Love,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Which Disney Princess are you?


One of your parents is dead.
You are expected to do a lot of chores.
You love to dress up.
You love animals.

You are waiting patiently for your Prince Charming.  (I already have mine. ♥)
Your mom is really strict.
You have sisters who seem kind of jealous of you.
You’re afraid to speak your mind sometimes.
You have left your shoes at a friend’s house before.
You have blonde hair.

Total: 3


You’ve kissed someone your friends didn’t like.
You’ve been lost in the forest. *"We're not lost, we're on an a~d~v~e~n~t~u~r~e!!"*
You love to read.
You are not shy at all, and not afraid to speak your mind.
One of your family members is a bit weird. 
You have done volunteer work.
You have a wild imagination.

You love to take care of people in need.
You’ve had guys like you only because they think you’re pretty.
You’ve rejected at least one person when they’ve asked you out.

Total: 7


Your dad is very rich/important.
You are very clever.
You’ve been with someone way different from you.
  (of coarse.... haven't we all? And I currently am.)
You’re unique and different from everyone else. (EVERYONE is unique and different from everyone else.)
You’d never marry someone just because they were rich.
You have set a lot of goals for yourself.

You don’t have a lot of friends.
You’re independent. (not in the least.)
You are wealthy.
Your parents try to control your life.

Total:  5


Your parents expect a lot from you.
You really try to follow the rules, but it’s hard for you.
You’re a bit of a trouble maker.
You’re the youngest in your family or in the last two.
You have a lot of sisters (three or more).
You collect something.
You have/had long hair.
You have/had a pet fish.
You’re extremely curious.
You believe everything people tell you/you’re a bit gullible.

Total: 7

Snow White

You know that you’re beautiful.
Sometimes it seems like your mom is jealous of you.
You’ve almost been killed.
You have at least seven good friends.

You’ve had food poisoning.
You have/had short hair.
You get along with almost everyone.
All of your friends are different.
You love to have a good time.
You’re happier when you’re out of the house than in.

Total: 8


You can be a tomboy sometimes.
People wished you could be a bit more girly.
You’ve pretended to be someone you’re not.
You have/had considered running away from home.

Your parents try to plan your life out.
A lot of your friends are boys.
You sometimes find yourself in bad situations.
You love your family so much that you’d do anything to protect them.

Total: 5


You live/have lived with someone other than your parents.
You almost died at a very young age.
You are gentle, loving and/or thoughtful.
You have a decent singing voice.
You like to sleep in late on the weekends.

You spend most of your time outside, or try to do so.
You’re adopted.
You’re very romantic.
Pink is one of your favorite colors.

Total:  7


You love to walk around and explore big cities.
You are more spiritual than religious.
You’ve been in an interracial relationship.
One of your family members is dead.
Your parents are very protective of you.
Someone you know knew has been in a war.
You love nature.

You have/had black hair.
You would love to move somewhere exotic and beautiful.
You’re very adventurous.

Total: 7

So, I am Snow White. ^^

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Yes, I finally have a Tumblr. It's called "Princess says...." and here's the link!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

How To Use Fake Nails

A cool set of falsies found via google. <3

♥  Buy or make a set of fake nails. I make my own.

♥ Apply nail glue to the bottom of the false nails, all across the nail, and up until about 3/4ths of the way.

♥ Blow on the glue for just a few seconds to help make glue tacky.

♥ Press onto your nail and hold it on with some pressure for about 20 seconds.

♥ Repeat on all nails.


♥ If you want to keep the nails when you're done, fill your sink with water as warm as your hands can stand without being overly uncomfortable. If you do not want to keep the nails, fill a bowl about half-way with non-acetone nailpolish remover. You really only need enough to fit all of your fingers in at once, at least on one hand at a time.

♥ Soak your nails in your remover of choice. If you are using polish remover, soak until your nails have a sort of "melty" feeling to them and carefully pull them off. If they do not peel easily or are painful, soak them until they aren't. If you are using water, soak them until part of the nail comes off, then pull the nails off, very carefully. Warning: Chances are, both of these methods will ruin your natural nails. I've yet to find a way that doesn't damage my nails at least slightly. However, the polish remover method is less damaging, but more expensive. ((you have to pay for a new set of nails and also nail polish remover.)) Basically, if you only plan on wearing fake nails once, use the polish remover method. But if you plan on using them regularly, use the water method.

♥ Apply lotion to your natural nails. Chances are they aren't looking too good right now.

♥ You may wish to go the extra step and apply a different substance to your nails to heal them a little more. I use Avon's Overnight Salt Water Nail Treatment.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Maine Trip: Day Two

Day two was a relatively boring and gloomy day. It was raining and since it was Sunday, I was repetitively and melodramatically singing the song "Gloomy Sunday" all throughout the car ride to downtown Bangor. :P

We went to an indoor antique flea-market. It was a huuuuge building! The store had two floors, as well, one ground-level, and the other basement. I purchased a set of five handkerchiefs, a necklace made of white pearl beads splatter-painted with gold paint, a pink and white lace negligee, and a mint teacup that I later discovered is most likely from Japan in the 1930's- and worth more than triple what we payed for it!! ^^

Even though we didn't purchase much, we were in the store for such a long time!! TT^TT  A couple of hours at least!! But it was well worth it! Also there is a cafe inside of the store, they sell drinks and sandwiches, cookies and the like. We only ordered drinks, but all of their food looked very good!

Then we crossed the street and walked for a little, coming across a cute store called Bella Luna. It's a clothing store that we went inside and shopped for a while in. I tried on so many different clothes, because there were things that I wanted to try on, and also the things my grandmother wanted me to try on. In the end I got a crimson-red dress that is very flattering on me, and a black cardigan that had a very pretty pattern screen-printed onto it in white, and also a dragonfly pin to match the dress! ^^

For dinner we had steak, baked potatoes, and vegetables, along with which I learned I do not like steak. ><  Also we baked cookies!! They were delicious!

We were going to watch the movie Invictus, but my grandpa Russ accidentally returned that movie instead of returning the one we had watched the previous day. ><   SO instead, we decided to watch the first half of Pride and Prejudice.  I liked it a lot, but didn't get too into it the first day.

I didn't take any pictures or video that day, so I must take my leave now. ^^

Friday, July 23, 2010

Princessly Diets: Tips on fruit!

Hello everyone! Today I'd like to share a quick tip on how to get your daily allowance of fruits- easily and painlessly!

What I like to do is measure out a cup of your fruit of choice. ((Or your metric equivillent- I'm in the U.S. so I measure in cups.)) Today I chose blueberries. Wash them out and put them in a bowl with a little bit of a topping. You could use a tablespoon of sugar or honey, or something more flavorful like 2 teaspoons of chocolate chips. It doesn't even have to be sweet! In fact, my topping of choice is a few slices of sharp chedder cheese! ((Not too much, however, my dears- too much cheese can clog your arteries!!))

Then, with your bowl, go and do something mindless. Some examples are watching a movie or playing a simple video game like Mario or Tetris. ((Or, for more advanced gamers, Final Fantasy- Echos of Time. Seriously, mindless!!)) While doing this activity, you will likely mindlessly munch on your healthy snacks- thus giving you the nutrition, without having to incorporate fruits into main meals like dinner or lunch! I am currently watching the Korean movie 200 Pounds Beauty.

Most of us need only do this once a day, but some of you may require more than that. In order to find out the correct amount of fruit you need each day, please check out the Food Pyramid Website's chart.

That's all for now, my princesses! Eat well and stay healthy!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

My Maine Trip: Day One

Hello everyone! Today I'd like to talk about Day One of my trip to Maine last week.

Day one was Saturday, June 10th, 2010. It involved getting up early, getting dressed up, curling my hair, and leaving the house in a rush. Before leaving the house, I had a little tussle with my mother. Later on, in the car, I expressed to her my feelings and how I felt she was being a little rude to me in the house. She exploded and pulled over and proceeded to scream at me for a while. I don't take well to ANY loud noises ((Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome)), especially yelling, so I was sobbing. I listened to the song "Pretty Girl" by Sugarcult and came to the conclusion that- it doesn't matter. My mother was just in a terrible mood and it had nothing to do with me. I came to this conclusion because of the lyrics of the song, particularly this line- "She's beautiful as usual, with bruises on her ego, and, her killer instinct tells her to, be aware of evil men."  Later on this was resolved.

I spent many of the hours of the car ride text-messaging my dear friend Miss Abbey, begining when we drove into New Hampshire, I opened my window, and noticed that the smell of cake was eminating. Everywhere. So the message I sent her ((and my best friend, Miss Courtney, but she was busy and never replied.)) was this: " 'WELCOME TO NEW HAMPSHIRE'... where everything smells like cake. <3" and the conversation flowed naturally after that.

My parents and I made it to Kennebunkport, our scheduled meeting place, about a half-hour early, even though we had been stuck in traffic for a while. So we stayed in the boiling-hot car for a bit, until that was just too much for us. But before we left the car, it began to POUR RAIN. It hadn't been raining at all on the drive, but as soon as we parked, rain! And there was thunder, LOUD thunder, and again, due to my PTSS, I began to hyperventilate a bit and clutched my huge teddy-bear, Momo, and my small plushie microbe, Penicillin, for comfort. Once the rain died down we walked up to the rest area and went inside to use the restroom, then waited on the deck area until my grandparents arrived with us. They went to the restroom, then returned, and we began to talk. As they were talking, I noticed two exited-looking girls had approached us and were openly and happily gawking at me. I looked one of them in the eyes and smiled, to which the conversation which followed was like this:

Girl One: "We really love your outfit!!"
Me: "Oh, thank you very much." ^^
My Mother: "Are you girls into this sort of stuff, too?" ((She couldn't call it what it IS? Lolita? Kidding!!!))
Girl One: "Yeah!!"
Girl Two: "But we've never seen anyone in real life..."
((General staring and smiling all around))
Me: "It really exiting when you see someone dressed like this in real life, isn't it?"
They looked SO wide-eyed here. <3
Girl One: "YES!!!"
Girl Two: "Where did you get it?"
Me: "Online."
My Mom: "On a site called Bodyline! It's a lot cheaper than some of the more expensive stuff..." ((that comment put me off a little, but oh well. <3))
Me: "Yes, it's a little more reasonable- since brand can be so expensive!!"
Girl One: "Oh my gosh, I knowwww!!"

And then we said our goodbyes and they walked off looking dazed. <3 I love encounters like this.

We made our way to The Maine Diner, where we were supposed to eat together, but the place was PACKED and my parents had a graduation party to go to, so they left while my grandparents and I stayed to eat lunch.
While waiting outside, an older gentleman told me, "You look very pretty!!" and I said thank you, and we had a short conversation about how that never happens in Massachusetts, ((Only once, in all the time I've worn Lolita...! Besides school, that is!)) and how Maine was defiantly different, to which one of the older ladies he was with replied "Oh, he is from Massachusetts!" eheheh I felt a little silly.

Anyway, we ordered Broccoli Cheddar Poppers as an appetizer, and I ordered a fruit salad, Potato Skins and tea. Everything was absolutely delicious! I really recommend this place if you're ever going by it. Also it was featured on a show I love, Diners, Drive-In's, and Dives with Guy Fieri. Along with that, it was nominated Maine's Best Diner 2010, and a few other years as well!

Also, while we were eating, the gentleman from earlier peeked his head over at us, and said to me "I really enjoyed seeing you, so thank you! Keep being pretty!!" It was so interesting to me that he enjoyed seeing me so much as to find me again, just to say goodbye.

After the long drive to Hampden, Maine, we dropped off my grandfather Russ at his office, where he had left his car, planning on meeting him at home, while my Grandmother Lee and I drove across the street to the local video rental place, where I chose The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and she chose Invictus, which she had wanted to rent for weeks. At the counter, there was a basket of candy, including saltwater taffy, which I had never eaten before, so Grammy Lee let me get two peices, I chose one pink and yellow and one blue. I had read saltwater taffy mentioned recently, as it was in Victoria Suzanne's July Style Tips. I absolutely loved it! So sweet!!

A blurry picture of the blue piece- hand-wrapped in wax paper!!
We ordered out for dinner, Chinese, and I had pork-fried-rice. We watched the movie I had picked out, and I must say, albeit the beautiful Valentina was a wonderful character, the movie itself was not very good! The plot progression was so. slow. So slow, in fact, that the actual plot was not revealed until, I'd say, about 3/4 way through the movie!!! After the plot was revealed, the movie was a lot better, but still not enough to be worth watching again. If I do watch it again, I'm skipping the first half.

Here is all the video footage I shot on Day One: It isn't much, only two clips, but I think it's a little funny! Also, the song used in the intro is "Santa Barbara" by my favorite band EVER, Meg & Dia. The lyrics express exactly how I felt about this trip. Enjoy!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

My manicure/pedicure, they are coral with little white daisies on each big toe and ring finger. <3 Good luck with marriage, appearently. Does the Asian lady who did then not realize that I am fourteen?! <3 Done this morning.

Friday, July 9, 2010


As some of you know, I'm visiting my grandparents in Maine for a week! Thus, I ((almost positively)) will not have access to a computer and therefore will not be able to update. However, I will have my phone, so if any of you have my Facebook account or cell phone number, feel free to message me or text me! I might be updating with little pictures with captions that I take, depending on if I use my phone for pictures or not. <3 I wish you all the best of weeks!

Food for Thought: Itas and New Lolitas

Just a short post today, since I am in the midst of packing, but I've been reading an awful lot lately on ita girls and new lolitas not exactly "hitting the mark" on what is lolita and what is not. The large amounts of posts on this topic lately is vastly due to the fact that many conventions are taking place lately, since it's summer vacation! ((cheering ensues. teehee <3))

At any rate, I enjoy reading posts on the blog Ramble Rori, but one sentence of Christina, the authors, newest post, Conventions & Brand Power, just gets to me:

"I don't want to exclude people, but wearing an outfit that clearly isn' Lolita and calling it Lolita is incorrect. When something isn't blue, you're not going to call it blue, are you? "

Well, that honestly depends. If you lack the knowledge of what blue is, you would, indeed, call something blue that is instead, let's say, red. For instance, a very small child may know the word blue, but not know what the color blue looks like. Or, a foreigner could think that "blue" and "blew" are the same, although they are not. Finally, something could appear to be blue, but really be, let's say, purple. Such as blueberries. From a human eye, they appear to be blue, however, under a microscope, you can see that their color is truly in the purple section of the color spectrum.

What does all this mean, when applied to Lolita, or really, any fashion?

Well, basically, itas would not be itas if not for their lack of knowledge. Generally, people don't classify something as lolita just to get a rise out of us, because no one generally would say something to an ita's face that could be even remotely classified as a "rise". If someone were to teach them really what is lolita and what is not, they would not be calling certain cosplays lolita. Or, you could just wait. Sometimes ((many times.)), an ita will eventually come across something that will make them see the errors in their coordinates and they will slowly change from ita to lolita.

Now, I'm not promoting anyone to spend their time teaching itas what lolita really is. No. I am not suggesting that in the least. I'm simply trying to say that if they had the proper knowledge, they wouldn't be itas.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Back from my Unnofficial Hiatus!

I'm sorry, I've been gone so so long!! Honestly, I have no excuse except pure laziness. But now I am back, although with just a meager photo-post. Hopefully I'll be able to write a lot before I leave for Maine next weekend, on the 10th. I've decided to just not write about my New York trip, like I was going to, as THAT's what made me not update!! I just didn't want to write the posts I promised you all. So I'm not going to write those posts.

I'll have some actual meaningful posts later on, but for now, enjoy some photos, all from WeHeartIt.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

We're having fun on the

We're having fun on the bus. <3 (( im in the back on the right lol. ))

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Off on a Trip...!

Hello everyone! I'm sorry I've not posted in a few days, but I do have a good reason. I have an overnight field trip tomorrow morning! I'm not going to say where I'm going just yet, but I will tell you when I get back, so most likely on Saturday. But, the good part for YOU girls is that you get to see ((dun dun duuuun)) many pictures and two reviews!!

The products I will be reviewing are Avon's Lavander eye pillow, and an Herbal Shampoo set that was purchased in Foxwoods. The set includes shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and a lotion. I like the looks of the ingredient lists- mostly because it does not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, often used in shampoos and is known to be very bad for your hair. As for the eye pillow, its simply a lavender silken sack filled with flax seeds and dried lavender flowers. The flax seed is designed to put slight pressure on your under-eyes, which theoretically supposed to reduce bags and puffiness. Lavender is a known natural relaxant and is designed to calm you. The package that the pouch came in used the examples of jet-lag and long, stressfull nights. Well, I fear this could be both, ahah.

Although I said I would not be revealing the location until after I return home, I will reveal the basic information of what we are doing. Firstly, we are visiting two museums, then going to our hotel for the first time. From there, we *should* have a bit of time to get changed, freshen up, or generally just chill out. Then there is the part that I am most exited about- A Medieval Nights Dinner Show!!!!

I'm extremely exited about this. Basically it is dinner- with a twist. In the theme of being Medieval, you must eat with your hands. While I am not so exited about this part, I am exited about the fact that it is set up like a royal court- complete with "cast" members that compete in competitions! And while they are cast members, they are not acting. They are really trying to go against each other! There are seven competitions total, although the only one I know details about is the fact that there will be jousting.

So that will be my trip. I will post in MUCH more detail upon my return.

And now, even though this is not the main part of this post, I would like to tell you a little bit about my day. I had been very nervous about going on this trip since Monday, and it only made it worse that my Prince was not going and was staying home. I was feeling very stressed out and nervous, but after our mothers conversed a bit, his mother, Miss Stacey, offered for me to come over after school- even though she would not be home for the majority of the day- as long as we would agree to help my Prince's little brother, Jay, watch their baby sister Tori. Of coarse I said yes, although I knew it would be uncomfortable to be in a house alone with two boys watching a two-year-old girl. But at the same time, I felt safe as I knew neither of them would make me uncomfortable or "try anything", so to speak, that I wouldn't agree to.

Well, to sum it up, I had a wonderful time. While Jay was watching Tori, my Prince and I were up in his bed chambers and he somehow had convinced me to play a shooting game with him. Although I do love video games, I had never ever played a shooting game before, neither did I want to. But, with a bit of convincing, I agreed. He had to teach me every single control in the game, but I know that he didn't mind and he wanted me to learn. While teaching me the controls, he says "Now shoot me." In panic, I looked at him and said "What?! N-No!" With a grin on his face, he replied, dead seriously, "Shoot me before I shoot you!" and began to try to shoot me in-game. Naturally I fought back and ended up killing him. While I was busy frantically apologizing, "Oh my gosh, I'm sorry, I'm so sorry!!!", he grinned again and said "No, that was great! Good job!!"

Then he brought out the "bots", as in the actual enemies, as we were fighting on a team. Well I was a little worried, but I got very used to it after a while. At first I was doing bad and he had to give me tips, the most important being "See, don't stand out in the open like that. Go into one of the hallways or up the stairs." Eventually he built a fort by blasting out some of the walls with a rocket launcher, then had us both hide in it. One thing I found very funny was him being protective of me, even in a game! At one point I got killed and he said "Let me kill that mother****er." I said, "Why?" and he replied, in a half-mumble, "No one shoots my girl... only I can shoot my girl." Although he meant it as a serious statement, I could not help myself from laughing!

In the end of the game, I had a kill count of about 18 or 19, while his was at 22 or 23. He was pretty surprised, (( "I've never seen a girl do so good on her first try!", and yes, he is a bit sexist at times.)) and he seemed proud of me, which made me very happy, although I continuously thought during game play, "Wow, A princess killing people. A bit off.", but upon remembering Sniper Nyan of Aesthetic Lolita, I realized that it may well be alright. Even if it felt strange for me, I was happy to have done well with something I was uncomfortable with. That, in my opinion, has always been what I've felt being a princess is all about, being willing to try anything and perfecting any skill that fancies her. The sad thing is that I'm not even sure what game we were playing!! ((Although I'm fairly certain that it is called Dead Lock))

(((This next part is not very lady-like, so please skip it if you will be insulted.)))

After that, I explained to him that I was nervous about leaving. He told me that he didn't exactly like it either, but that everything would be alright. He held me and somehow we ended up French kissing in his bed. As vulgar as it sounds, it made me feel safe and happy and comfortable. I don't remember ever feeling that loved.

Why am I telling this, you may ask? Well I would like to prove that no princess is perfect. I often let my lady-like repertoire slip for the sake of romance. I will act vulgar and inappropriate and generally like a teenager ((albeit a respectable one)) if it will make me comfortable and happy. Although many times I refrain from doing something for the simple reason "Well a true lady wouldn't do that," love is not one of those cases. I am willing to act as wrong as necessary to make sure that I am happy, and you should all be willing to do that as well.

In conclusion, I will post when I am back, and please wish me luck and a safe trip. <3

Saturday, May 22, 2010

What do you see here? I see a butterfly.

Friday, May 21, 2010

A Little Faerie's home in the woods...

"I imagine that a young faerie lives here," said the small princess with stars in her eyes...

Life: Speech on Lolita

From WeHeartIt
Today I would like to share with you all an experience that I had earlier this week that I feel was a bit revolutionary in my life. For my English class, we started a unit on public speaking. I was not too thrilled to be doing this, as I much prefer preforming to speaking, but alas. First we did a speech on a mathematics topic, which I didn't mind much besides the fact that I presented first out of my entire grade, and also when I was presenting, the Velcro I had used for the interactive portion of my poster fell off and caused the poster to fall off of the wall that we were using. Yes, not very fun. Anyway, the second speech we did was on a hobby of ours. Well to be honest I don't have many hobbies that I would be able to talk about. I like drawing, animating, singing, and blogging, but how does one explain how to do those? (("Hello, my name is Addie and I like to draw. To do this, you get a pencil and a surface. You hold the pencil in your hand.... and then you move...your....wrist...... and that's about it. Any questions?")) So I decided to talk about a hobby that is not really a hobby- Lolita.

Talking to my classmates about Lolita was something I never thought I would do. When asked to compare this experience to something, I would say that it is like telling a stranger that you're home alone- you just don't do it. I get enough nay-Sayer's comments on what I wear, (("stupid Japanese whore", anyone? Best part is, I'm not Japanese, and the outfit I was wearing that day exposed literally no skin besides my hands, neck, and face.)) without anyone having the extra bait to go by. In this way, you could say that I was a "secret Lolita". Even though I wore it nearly every day, no one knew anything about it or why I was wearing it, or even that is is a specific fashion and subculture. Who knows what they would do if they had the extra information to go by? But I decided to speak about it anyway.

In my speech, I first gave a very brief history on it, including by saying that it was popularized by Mana, whom is a cross-dresser and very popular rock-star, and that it became popular in the 1990's in Harajuku and that it spread worldwide some years later. I also explained that Mana came up with the term "EGL", short for "Elegant Gothic Lolita", which is also the name of the community where the majority of us converse and share information. I then explained some of the things that us lolita's wear, although since my speech was limited to a three-minute time frame, I only explained the head-eating bow, blouse, petticoat, and bloomers, and then I very quickly discussed brand vs. offbrand. Although my speech was not very spectacular and I was so nervous I was continuously looking down and messing with the sleeve-cuffs on my cardigan, the questions that my classmates asked me left me absolutely amazed and bewildered. They showed some amazing interest.

One question I got was from one of the "popular" girls in my class, Taylor. She asked if I owned any "real brand" clothing. I explained that although I did have some clothes from cheaper brands, I did not own any of the more expensive brands, mainly because I do not really want to spend $150 on a skirt, and also that I would be too afraid of spilling something on it to even wear it, so it defeated the purpose.

Another question was from our "class-clown", Connor. He asked me if Lolita was only for girls, and I absolutely could not hide my smile. I said no, there are men who wear Lolita, too, which we refer to as "brolitas". They wear full-on Lolita- skirt, petticoat and all. Or, if that's too much for some guys, there are other fashions that are similar to Lolita especially for men, such as Dandy and Kodana.

A girl named Melanie also asked me a very interesting question. She asked me where you could buy Lolita offline, in the states. I told her that while there are no Lolita stores anywhere near us, people have been able to find clothing that may be used in Lolita in stores such as Forever21 and The Wet Seal. ((I completely forgot to mention Tokyo Rebel and Baby's San Fransisco stores!!!))

My best friend, Miss Courtney, asked me what my favorite brand is. This was an extremely hard question for me to answer, because, although my favorite brand is Dear Celine, I didn't really want to get into the China Brands, so I said that my favorite brands are Angelic Pretty and Moi-Meme-Moitie, which, is not completely untrue as these are my second favorite brands.

However, my prayer to avoid talking about the China brands went unanswered. Brandon, that one kid most of us cannot stand, who had mostly been asking people confusing and just plain strange questions, asked me "About the brands you mentioned, are those only in Japan?" I said no, there were also brands in China, that were generally cheaper but a bit harder to get a hold of, such as Rose Melody, Dear Celine, and The Dream of Lolita. I then went on to mention the American brands- I Do Declare and Candy Violet. (I completely forgot to mention Lily of the Valley, which makes me sad because I adore that brand!!!)

And now, people have been asking me questions and making comments about everything. My dear friend Matt, whom is basically my older brother, talks to me about it openly, so much as asking Miss Courtney why she isn't a Lolita- she just shrugged, so I said "It's just not her style," and she nodded very frantically.

However, as I had predicted, Lolita has brought some negative attention to me. Not as much as I would have imagined, but the one negative thing that happened was enough to leave me feeling very violated and uncomfortable. This happened to me today. I was sitting in the cafeteria for one of my classes and the "class-clown", Connor, sat on the side of the table to my right, so next to me, but on a corner/angle. He looked directly at my lap and then started touching my thigh, asking, "Are you wearing one of those puffy things under here?"

I tried to keep my composure and be nice, so I said "Yes, and please stop touching me." but, alas, he continued. So I said once more "Please stop touching me." and still he wouldn't. So I ended up just hopping into the seat next to mine and avoiding him as much as possible. I swear, thank goodness my Prince didn't see this, or I fear Connor would not have a head anymore. Nonetheless I am going to tell my Prince, as many of my classmates have been sexually harassing me lately and I am getting very tired of it. Alas, I'm alright- so please do not worry, not a bit.

So I hope that my experience has inspired you to share your passions with your peers, as well, because, even with the negative effects that I have received, it was definitely worth sharing.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Whimsical Wednesday: Joey Had A Smoke

 I'm really sorry I haven't been able to post lately! I was sick for a week or two and was unable to post, and lately I've had a few life-changing experiences that have left me a little tongue-tied. To be put bluntly, my prince is teaching me how to let go. To be completely honest, I've never let a single thing go, not once in my entire conscious life. I've held the anger of every single argument I've ever had within myself, and I know that's not healthy. But, to be honest, I never knew I was doing it. My prince was very, very angry at me. More angry than I've ever seen him be, face-to-face. I was extremely scared, but he did have a point. So now, he is slowly teaching me how to let go of all the anger from when we've fought before. I'm happy, because he has a bad habit of holding things I have done or said against me for the longest time. I do (did) that also. But now, we've both agreed to have a fresh start. I'm very happy and I feel this will teach me lessons that I will use the rest of my life, with or without him.

I chose this song as the last reminent of my anger towards him from our old fights. After this post, I will not be angry about any of this anymore. So now, I bring you, a song from my favorite band and obsession, "Joey Had A Smoke" by Meg and Dia!!!

((They sat through the night
In an empty apartment
Three older gentlemen came inside
And they brought wine and cards and chocolate
And Joey smoked on a cigar and came back in
So you think he’s something special do you mean?))

He is no one

He is a stranger I met on the street

He stared through hard, cold insolent eyes

Turned his gaze with her
Fear hidden quite secure under blank features
Protruding middle she sat unashamed
She read his judgment on his concerned face
With slight sarcasm he addressed her case
"Is it too much to ask to know about your lover’s name?"

He is no one

He is a stranger I met on the street
He never touched me
You’re all I need
And will ever need

But his eyes won’t be almond like yours nor blue like mine

With all the sins of the world in the iris
There’s no false blood
But you will love him
He’s from Gold Gardens
Our help before Atlas was ever born, alright

He is no one

He is no one
Stranger I met on the street
He never touched me
You’re all I need
And will ever need

He is no one

He is no one
Stranger I met on the street

((They sat through the night))

Saturday, May 8, 2010

On Getting Inspiration

On outfits, that is!! Getting inspiration for your outfits can be a strange and magnificent thing. The interesting thing about it is that most people won't even know that you were inspired by something!! Well, I've come up with three different outfits inspired by various things to get you started.


Here is a picture that I drew for the purpose of this post. This picture, in turn, is inspired by my favorite Ice-cream flavor, Crazy Vanilla!! See how inspiration works?

And here is the outfit made to compliment it-

Outfit Rundown-
Pastel Bracelet and Necklace - Syverson Design
Bow Bracelet- 6% Doki Doki
Bow Belt- Asos
Hairbow - Amazon
Socks - Hot Topic
Skirt - AsiaJam

I was extremely surprised I was able to find a necklace perfectly similar to my design!! But the interesting thing about being inspired is that nothing has to be exact. For instance, the socks in my drawing are cotton, but the ones in the outfit are a very thin fishnet. Also, the reds are different, and the sandals here are flat instead of wedges.


Yes that is right, I am imploring you to observe food. Well I was inspired by mint-flavor ice-cream, and this is how that turned out.

Summer Set
Summer Set by interncineangels on

Everything here is by Angelic Pretty.

Mint and pink, mainly because I love them as a set. <3 It's also a very summery and light outfit. I pictured a picnic date while creating this one. <3


I mainly chose to do this one because, for a very long time, I had been wanting to try to create an outfit based one a song by my absolute favorite band, Meg and Dia. (Yes, it is a sick obsession I have, I am aware.) The song I chose, because for me, it had the most imagery out of the 30-something songs of theirs I could think of, was "Monster". This is also the song that I had heard of theirs first, and that made me fall in love with them as a band and as people. So, for your benifit, I have included the lryrics of the song.

"His little whispers.
Love Me. Love Me.
That's all I ask for.
Love Me. Love Me.
He battered his tiny fists to feel something.
Wondered what it's like to touch and feel something.
How should I feel?
Creatures lie here.
Looking through the window...
That night he caged her.
Bruised and broke her.
He struggled closer.
Then he stole her.
Violet wrists and then her ankles.
Silent Pain.
Then he slowly saw their nightmares were his dreams.
How should I feel?
Creatures lie here.
Looking through the windows.
I will.
Hear their voices.
I'm a glass child.
I am Hannah's regrets.
How should I feel?
Turn the sheets down.
Murder ears with pillow lace.
There's bath tubs.
Full of glow flies.
Bathe in kerosene.
Their words tattoed in his veins, yeah."

 And here is the outfit based on those words - 


Inspiration 2
Inspiration 2 by interncineangels on

Outfit Rundown - 
Skirt, Blouse - Nocturnal Treasures
Cage Skirt - Azdaja Boutique
Tights - We Love Colors
Necklace - Shop Handmade
Headbow, Shoes - Angelic Pretty
Bracelets - Amazon

Now some explanation. The focal piece here is the necklace which has the words "Love Me" written on it. The bracelets and tights are based on the line "Violet wrists and then her ankles, silent pain." The purple headbow was added to accent the other purple pieces and make it all flow a bit better. I pictured the skirt worn without a petticoat and with the cage skirt above it. The cage skirt is based on the line "That night he caged her, bruised and broke her." (Lame, I know.) Then, the skirt, blouse, and shoes were chosen based on the color of the cage skirt. (it is black with red trim).

The nice thing about choosing music as your inspiration is that almost no one will know. With this outfit, the only person who would notice what it is based off of would be Miss Courtney, my best friend, and without the necklace, she'd never know. That is why that necklace is a focal piece, because it really tips off that this outfit is inspired by the song.

I must say, this outfit would be a bit impractical due to the cage skirt, but then again, I'd probably wear it anyway. <3

So, what do you girls get inspired by? TV shows? Movies? Books? Poetry, quotes, photography? Let me know!!

As a side note, I would like to say that my Prince and I are together again. The only reason I am saying this is because I am going to have a post up soon about my day with him yesterday, and also because I had stated earlier that I may not feel up to posting due to my emotional condition. Well, I am much much better now because of this, and posting should be back to normal, including tomorrow's Sunday Style, which will be posted on time. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Whimsical Wednesday: Castle Down

Image from
This weeks song is pretty depressing, but admittedly, this was how I was feeling during the prior half of this week. Things are slowly being patched up, gently, lovingly, and I am therefore trying to calm myself and piece back together the fragments of my castle that were torn down between the long-lasting was between my Prince's army and my own. For those of you knowing about our little scuffle, no, we have not yet returned to our relationship, but we will start to date again soon. Also, unrelated to this post, but, I have been re-reading many of Princess Skye's old articles. In case you don't know, Miss Skye is my hero. She is the one I look up to more than anyone else, save possibly my father. She honestly saved me from myself, albeit unknowingly, and she is who convinced me that any girl can be a princess. I'm probably going to have many new articles in list form- which is nice because those are my favorite types of posts, personally! I love lists.

So, back onto topic, without further adiu: "Castle Down" by Emilie Autumn! This is the first song that I've covered in English for this blog, teehee. <3

"You can see that I swim
Through the sea of painful
You have watched as I pull
Myself from the floor
And you were there when I
Built my tower like pebbles in the rain
Trying to balance all that I had left
With what I didn't have anymore

And would you tear my castle down

Stone by stone
And let the wind run through my windows
'Til there was nothing left but a battered rose
And would you tear my castle down
Stone by stone
And let the wind run through my windows
'Til there was nothing left but a battered rose

You seem so devoted

Your love is unconditional
You were self-promoted
I never asked you
You were my everything
My apparitional faith
Where are you when I am screaming to my God
What am I coming to

And would you tear my castle down

Stone by stone
And let the wind run through my windows
'Til there was nothing left but a battered rose
And would you tear my castle down
Stone by stone
And let the wind run through my windows
'Til there was nothing left but a battered rose

If I had another place to go

Would you break me, is it that you know
I have no choice but to rebuild again
I'm tied so hard I can't remember when
I last walked free upon these feet of mine
But I'll draw the line
There will come a time
When I am stronger
Your words won't hurt any longer

And would you tear my castle down

Stone by stone
And let the wind run through my windows
'Til there was nothing left but a battered rose
And would you tear my castle down
Stone by stone
And let the wind run through my windows
'Til there was nothing left but a battered rose

And would you tear my castle down

Stone by stone
And let the wind run through my windows
'Til there was nothing left but a battered rose
And would you tear my castle down
Stone by stone
And let the wind run through my windows
'Til there is nothing nothing left
'Til there is nothing nothing left
'Til there is nothing left
And would you tear my castle down...
Would you tear my castle down...
Would you tear my castle down...?"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

International Princess Day Part 1

Hello my beauties! Firstly I apologize this is being posted so late- I had planned on posting this and another post yesterday, however, my prince and I had been in very murky waters, so to speak, and I found myself incapable of thought, none the less writing. Alas, I am better now, and if you would like to know more about that particular situation, feel free to ask. Anyway, do any of you lovelies know what day tomorrow is? No, no, not Children's Day. No, not Cinco de Mayo either! Ah, my prince's birthday? Why, yes, those are all correct, but that is not what I am referring to! Ah, my dears, tomorrow is....


Yes, that is correct, the day where even girls who are not princesses are allowed to act like it, without any of the proper training or motives. I personally adore this day because I'm able to be extraordinarily feminine and extravagant with my friends who otherwise consider themselves more pauper than princess.

Anyway, my dear friend Miss Theresa and I are both curling our hair and wearing tiaras all day~ as for me, I am going to see how many cliche things I can do, beginning when  first awaken, to the sound of birds through an open window and then eating porridge for my morning meal. Then on lunch I shall eat a (hopefully-non-poisonous!) apple. I am going to continue to try to be as cliche as possible, and, indeed I will be posting all of my adventures tomorrow!

But, truthfully my preperation began today. Firstly, I altered the gown that I will be wearing tomorrow. Secondly, when I was extremely stressed out and frustrated, I went for a run, and ended up gathering all of the flowers I could find, on my lane and in my courtyard, that remind me of my childhood.
I actually like this photo particularly much!
Here I have both white and lavender lilacs, pink and white flowers that grow on bushes that I cannot for the life of me remember the name of, buttercups, purple "weeds" that I love dearly, two red leaves from the dwarf tree in the courtyard that never grows, a giant leaf from the garden bordering the dark forest, grass from the faerie house in the garden and one of the ferns that over took my grandmother's raspberry bushes.

I have also painted my nails and done them up with rhinestones, although I am sure at least one, if not all, of these gems will have fallen off by the time I awaken. Alas, I have tried my best.

They are a deep purple with translucent rhinestones.

So, girls, I am hereby giving you a Princess Challenge! Number two, to be precise. If you celebrate or celebrated International Princess day, how did you celebrate it? What did you do? Pray tell! If you didn't celebrate it, what would you have liked to do? Remember, you could always postpone this day until the weekend or even a month from now if you would really have liked to celebrate it.

Well I am off to finish preparing all that is needed for tomorrow, so goodnight everyone!
Have a happy, lighthearted and cheerful International Princess Day!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Style

I've decided to start another weekly post, to motivate me to post more in-between just Wednesdays. ><;;; Anyway, as the seasons change, many of us experience the urge to buy entirely new wardrobes! But, there are ways to use your winter clothing in the spring, and even summer this time!

Tip: Wear Bloomers as Shorts


I've tried this once this week with a pair of white bloomers with ruffle and bow detailing, and it's defiantly a lot cooler than a dress or skirt! My best friend, Miss Courtney, made the comment "I would feel so naked wearing only bloomers." After much giggling from me, I had to agree with her that it does feel very strange at first- but you get used to it! One thing to beware of- I'm not sure if it was just this particular pair I had that was doing it, but my bloomers kept riding up to be about crotch-length. ><;;; Therefore whenever I stood up I had to adjust them. All in all, I will defiantly be doing this again soon.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Whimsical Wednesday: Daisy Blue

Image from WeHeartIt

Ahh, Spring, you will soon be upon us! That's why I chose Yukari Tamura's "Daisy Blue" as this week's Whimsical Wednesday. Everytime I hear this song, I can't help but think of fields of flowers, climbing trees, and sleeping in the sunlight. I absolutely adore spring! My next post will be about how to wear some of the clothes you already have during warm- but not poiling- weather.

Since I couldn't find the translation for this one, I'm just going to put the romanized lyrics.

Kitto mou kinai
Itsumo itsumo homete kureta
KUROOZETTO kakushita

Kimi ga aishita watashi wo
Zenbu yamechau wa
Motto kakkoii hito
Sekaijuu ni iru wa

Hitori machi wo arukeba
Kinou kenka shita koto mo
Tooi mukashi ni sugu
Nacchau no yo
Samishiku nai

Nande darou hitori de ni
Afure dasu namida de
PINTO awase miagetara
Kimi ga inai kimi to inai
Aa tada sore dake
Demo sora wa konna ni mo mizuiro
Kie kaketa hana no mizuiro

Kitto mou konai
Hashagu koe de
Machiawaseta KAFE
Saigo kurai wa
cool girl kidotte

Kimi ga araware donna ni
Ayamatte mo dame
Fun tto soppo wo muite
Shiran furi suru wa

Oki ni iri no sufure ga
Kyou mo fuwari fukurande
Hitorijime shita
Gin no SUPUUN wa
Shikae shina no

Nande darou doushite yo
Kushukushu ni shibomu no
Potsuri ochita ame tsubu wa
Kimi no koto kimi no kotoba wo
Sagashi hajimeteru
Mune wo kakimi dasu mizuiro
Kirameku shizuku wa mizuiro

Nande darou hitori de ni
Afuredasu namida de
PINTO awaseta
Hitomi ni utsutta hito
Kimi ga warau kimi to warau
Aa kuyashi sugiru kara
Soppo muite sasayaita no
Daisuki yo

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Let's Play Dress Up!

Some clothes of mine, failed outfit attempts left and right! (in case anyone's curious, these are (clockwise) a skirt, a lace blouse, a sock, and a camisole that I slept in last night.)

Let's face it- It takes a long time to get dressed up! This morning, it took me almost 20 minutes ( to be exact, it took me 19:11:21) just for my makeup alone. So, what can a girl do to make things easier on herself?

♥ Pick your outfits the night before. It may seem obvious, but sometimes it really makes a big difference! Admitedly, I'm guilty of not doing this all of the time either- I don't always have my outfits lying out, BUT! Yes, there is a 'but'- I always at least decide on what to wear in my head before I fall asleep the night before. Then, it's only a matter of finding everything and putting it on. ("Where in the world is my other sock?!?!" anyone?)

Have a "Go-To" outfit. For those spontanious outings or for days when you're running late. Have a dress or outfit that is simple, but good-looking, that you rarely wear (therefore it is usually clean and available). Mine is a black silk dress with purple ribbon and a floral embroidery underneath the bustline, black strappy heels and a black cardigan. Black tights are optional- I usually go without them unless I have cuts or bruises on my legs or I have forgotten to shave.

Myself clad in bloomers and a tank top- oh my! Scandalous! Really, though- my vanity was defiantly not organized on this day! You can see (from left to right) powdered foundation, honey, deodorant, nail polish, a hairbrush, hair gel, hair spray, and baby powder. My oh my! It's a jungle in here!

♥ Know what you're doing before you do it. Learn makeup tricks before hand- watch or read tutorials, read magazine articles, or observe pictures you like and infer the techniques used to get the look. Then practice, practice, practice. If you try out a new technique the day you need it, you're likely to make mistakes and it will take much time.

♥ Stay Organized! This one is extremely important! If you know where everything is, you won't have to spend time looking for anything. I'm very guilty of not following this- I often lose socks and accessories. For instance, just this morning, I was almost ready, just add earrings and a few accessories- okay, a brooch, a headband, an earring- where on earth is my other earring?! Yes, I couldn't find one of my faux pearl earrings, so I had to settle for a pair of golden seashell-shaped earrings instead. It didn't make much of a difference- but just think, I could have saved the 2-3 minutes I spent looking for it on something else. Also, keep makeup and beauty treatments organized. I keep everything in a big jewelry box I got for Christmas a few years ago. Since I do not own much jewelry, I use this box for makeup and hairclips and ribbons, as well as my few brooches, necklaces and earrings. My vanity also has a drawer where I keep plastic containers full of my miscellaneous products such as temporary hair dye, nail polish, nail polish remover, and makeup scarcely used. All of the makeup I use regularly (which is really only three eyeliners, three mascaras, nail glue and an eyelash curler) in a drawer of my jewelry box. The things I don't use (i.e. various lipglosses given as Christmas and birthday presents) are kept in the vanity drawer. It helps to get ready quickly if you know where everything that you need is!

I hope that this will help you ladies (and gentleman) to dress more quickly and efficiently, even in a pinch.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Little Things

It's the little things that I fall in love with,
The cold touch of my i-pod,
even in the summer heat.
My favorite song comes on-
Haven't heard
in but a year.
A Hello-Kitty bandage
covering a painful, 
stinging wound.
But the best, 
the best of all the little things throughout my day
Was your moment, holding me, 
when you suddenly became gentle,
and the kiss you placed
lovingly upon my forehead,
which I feel hours later, sitting at my desk.
I can feel the adoration,
I smile,
and I think:
"I know I will do good tomorrow, too."

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Whimsical Wednesday: Suna no Oshiro

Yes, that's right, I'm actually on time for once! And I'm going to have another post up today, as well. I'm sorry I've been so inactive! Anyway, this week I chose the song "Suna no Oshiro" by Kanon Wakeshima. The twist? I sung along to the music box version. ♥  Music boxes make me feel so much like a little gothic princess, no matter what I'm wearing. I like hearing the music box versions of songs that I like because I can hear all of the little melodies and chimes.... ♥ Anyway, please enjoy, and here are the English lyrics!

Listen to it here!

In a quietly withering castle, is a thirsty time of change
An ash colored me is vanishing slowly
Are you watching?

Gather the stars and build a castle of sand

Where I utter my soft prayer
Ambushed by those footsteps falling into dust, flowing away...