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.