Sunday, February 27, 2011

Nerds Can Be Kawaii, Too!

We all know the pain. Whether going out in public with a mom framed with cat eye glasses older than dirt, having to comfort a friend as tears roll down her newly spectacled face, or being the one sobbing over new goggles yourself, we've all felt the despair. It's in all the TV shows; four-eyes is always the one getting bullied and called a nerd, of all things. Well, get shoved into lockers no more! For here comes-- DORK-B-GONE!
Just kidding. It's just a blog post about how to look cute with glasses.

In case you're still skeptic, BOOM:

It is very much possible to look kawaii in a pair of specs. If you're wondering: How is this possible?! Welp, without further's how!

Make your hair curly/wavy. Glasses make you look kind of bland unless you do something to dazzle yourself up. If you curl your hair, or if it's long, give it some soft waves, it will soften the effects the straightness and hardness of the glasses and make you look more feminine and girly. If your hair is shorter, give it cute ringlets all over. If it's longer, soft waves work best. Curled/waved hair + Glasses = Instant kawaiiness, as shown above, and here:

 Other styles that would look good are deeply parted side bangs, or heavy straight fringe along with loose pigtails or loose braids. The key is to try to make your hair look soft, contrasting with the hardness of the glasses.

Feminize your face, if that's a word. Again with contrasting with the glasses, strawberry lip gloss, black mascara, golden eyeshadow anyone? Anything to make you look kawaii! I don't wear glasses, but if I ever put them on for fun, my eyelashes are so long that they brush against the glass and annoy me! So I don't know if you can wear falsies D= But there are other options! This helps in many different ways. It softens your look, makes you ultra-kawaii, and makes you not look plain and...dare we say it...dorky. No jerk's gunna make fun of you now!

If you absolutely HATE THEM, get some good ol contacts. People wear them all the time -- don't be afraid that they'll hurt. If you move your pupil to the side of your eye before putting them on, they won't hurt at first, and then afterwards they won't hurt at all as you wear em around. Make sure the contacts are good though, otherwise they will hurt.

There you have it! Anyone can be kawaii!!~<3


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Circle Lenses

first of all harro :3 this here is maria~

okidoke so this is a topic about circle lenses~~ if you have not heard  about them they are contact lenses that come in marious sizes they make your eyes seem bigger and cuter ..

 look how big her eyes look it gives her the cute dolly eyes look :D perfect for lolitas!~~

good and bad contact lenses: good would be if it makes you look really cute desu~~ and if it does not look too fake that would be bad if you wnt to make it look like real eyes dont get the weird colors like pink or orange or purple etc. k? but if ur trying to get them noticed go ritght shead they are also very cute *A*
bad would be like if the lenses are way too big and make you look like a freak or maniac , it cant be super huge or else itll look really fake alright?

                                        bad use she looks like a freak nee? no offense u.u"

                                                    this are cute~~ she looks adorable :3

price ranges :  i think it ranges about 22$ to 50$ depends on the brand and site do.

links~~lenscircle its good it has cheap ones and theyre all really cute :D look for the sales~~ and it comes with cute bag and animal lense carring case :3 , honeycolor also great and fast shipping for the us also comes with cute traceling contact case~~ and i found its cheaper than lenscircle but  pick wichever u want :D

those two up there are my favorite site. cricle lenses are really popular around the internet these days go ahead and get yourself a pair :D

Picking Out the Best Lolita Wig

As lolitas, we must look elegant, adorable, and like a million bucks. But sometimes our hair refuses to do so.

It happens.

That's when the almighty ~WIG~ comes in! Put it over that mass of chaos on your head and FLOOF *Dramatic action sounds*--

Mega-kawaiiness. Cause you know, that's a word. But some wigs either just look cheap and horrible or make you look like a cosplayer. And no lolita wants to be out on a stroll or going to a cafe, looking like a cosplayer. You want to look like a cosplayer when you're, dundundunnnn, cosplaying.

So, this is how to find the perfect wig.

It better not be shiny!  If your wig's too glossy, it is a dead give away. First thing to look at while buying a kawaii little wig is to make sure it actually looks like real hair. This is the number one screw up lolitas or others may accomplish that ends up placing them in the cosplay category. Because people will look at you and think, "Pink wig --> Costume --> Cosplay." And then even possibly think you're a maid, so watch out. Also, there is a difference between bad glossy and good glossy. Because a good shine looks natural while a bad one looks synthetic. Here are examples of good and bad.
Now, just cause it's a cosplay wig doesn't mean you have to cosplay to wear it! This isn't too shiny, the soft, light color matches her light skin color, and it has different strands of color, which makes it look more real than just a solid color.

Sorry, but this is just bad. It shines in all the wrong places, it looks as though it'd feel horrible, and the color is off for her skin type.

Does it fit your needs? Do you want a short blonde bob, or long platinum curls? Do you  need raven hair to match your outfit, or will brunette look better? Think about this while buying a wig. If it only looks good on one outfit, avoid buying it. You might find something better that goes well with everything you have in your closet.

Make sure it's comfy. It would be horrible to be frying under a wig that feels like it's on fire. Or your face turning purple because it's so tight. Make sure, if you can, that it is comfortable to wear--heat resistant and fitting.

If you're buying online, always check the feedback. It will tell you whether or not the seller is just a complete a-hole who sells crappy wigs and makes them look good in the picture. =3

Low price isn't always a good thing. Most good wigs I've seen, while still not complete rip-offs over a hundred bucks, are around $30 to $70. $15 wigs might look nice, but think about how they might feel. Would they feel coarse and synthetic? Or maybe they'll fry your head off? The rule about wigs is that if you don't want to look cheap, don't buy cheap.

Don't be afraid to buy a cosplay wig. I put a Luka picture up there because it's not going to be Luka if you don't arrange an entire costume for Luka. Without all the other elements that make up her cosplay outfit, that wig is no longer Luka's hair, it's just pretty pink locks that would look really well with your French Cafe Angelic Pretty Jsk. You are not dishonoring the Lolita clan's pride. Don't worry about it!

There you have it! Keep these tips in mind while getting some lovely locks! This article here is by Victoria Suzanne, who made Lolita Charm, and it says what to do after buying the wig, so check that out too!

Friday, February 18, 2011

How to Get Over A Man

I'm writing this because my dear friend, Nancy's boyfriend (but we call em 'purinsu's if you know any Japanese [my friends'd never be able to say "watashi no ouji-sama" so I made it simple =3]) just recently broke up with her in the rudest way possible. I would have spared him if he was nice about it, I'd understand, he didn't like her for some reason and couldn't see how beautiful she was under all that shyness.But noooo. Check this out; Nancy-chan realizes her turd-face of a boyfriend is kinda sorta ignoring her in a way. Plus, he's always getting pretty goddamn close to all the prissy girls at our school that flock to him like pigeons to an old lady with birdie food. He keeps denying he's ignoring her, but even as he says he's not, he's harshly quiet and giving her the cold shoulder as she stands, helpless, confused, and oh so terribly timid.

Now, if you ever met me, I'm always quite nice to everyone that's nice back. I'm actually kinda shy myself at times, but mostly just quiet and thoughtful. But if I was in Nancy-chan's place (I was actually a while before), I would be standing straight with a fist on my hip demanding the reason behind his rude avoidance and his bitter-cold shoulder. Nancy-chan's quite different. She's so painfully shy around her purinsu, only managing to give him a cute hug when they pass by in halls. She has been so afraid since the beginning that she wasn't "good enough for him" and she never could find anything to say.

To all those girlies out there who are timid around the boy they like, such as my kawaii friend Nancy-chan, don't worry about it! You're not going to look like an idiot just by saying a few words to him. That shyness however can easily turn into kawaii, anime girl-style sweetness if you just be a little more talkative. You don't need to go on an hour-long rant about potatoes, but just doing something so that he actually notices you would help. I kept telling Nancy this, but she was just too shy. And then...

Nancy, I know for a fact, never did anything to that scumbag. She truly truly TRULY had feelings for him, and what does he do? Throw her out. Even till the end, she never got mad. She told him through facebook: "I'll understand if you don't like me anymore. It's okay." and DOES he say "I'm sorry, but it just isn't working out." No. DOES he say "I don't mean to hurt you, but we're breaking up." No! DOES HE EVEN SAY "Sorry, but I like another girl." NO!!

HE ****ING SAYS "I really don't give a damn."

I'll let the boiling anger seep into your insides for a moment. Now...

Congratulations, dipshit, you are the dumbest man alive. Ladies, if you've ever had this kind of craphole for a "boyfriend" and you just want to get over him for good, here is a few tips.

Think of it this way. Every person on Earth has a purinsu or purinsesu, that one special person just for them. But first, they must find them. Realize that piece of steaming dog doo doo isn't you purinsu and keep moving on to find the right one.

Know you're better than him, and better off without him. Some girls cling to their exes, pleading them to come back, crying and crying. No, girl! You'll never move on if you keep that up. You're looking for love, but grabbing onto his leg while he's trying to shake your soaked face off is not the way to find it, and you never will find it if you keep that up. You'll just stay in misery!

Stay strong. It's okay to demolish a few tissue boxes after the break-up, and devour a tub of ice cream, it's fine to cry, just not infront of him. And don't text him/call him or reply to his texts/calls ever. You don't need him, please realize this. You will get over him in a bit, and find new men. He's not you purinsu! The key is to not give in and keep strong. Weakness gets you no where, my dear, and you won't be happy until you realize he's worthless. You gotta quit being helpless and start being strong, because that is when you will realize just how stupid he is!

Hang out with friends. The night after the break up and a few days following it, you might just want to be alone (or you want to flood your good friends' ears with your heartbreak through the phone, whichever you choose), but afterwords, you have to get with your friends and do something together. Preferably just the girls. Perhaps go looking for a new man to make that old rat jealous~ But really, your good ol pals will cheer you up, and you'll be back to being pretty little you in no time.

Smile. Listen to music, text your BFF, watch your favorite anime-- whatever you can do to cheer up. And in public, keep that frown upside-down. It is true that once you start smiling, you'll really feel happy and find something to truly smile about. Laugh a little, look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself you are beautiful and better off without that jerk. Dress up for a girl's night out and forget him. There are better men out there, a man for you who will truly care.

Understand that you won't be alone forever. I thought I was gonna be crushless for eternity, but your heart will start fluttering again, as mine did! Think realistically, you're gunna meet another guy one day that doesn't suck. So just stand up after that last a-hole kicked you down, and keep searching. ~

There you go. And keep smiling girls, you are gorgeous with or without him. <3

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sakura Con Lolita Style!

The Sakura Con is a big thing for otakus of the area. Cosplayers, kawaii-lovers, visual-kei-lovers, and yes, lolitas aswell, flock together in a big convention full of fun, Japan, and everything Japan has to offer. This will be my first year, and I'll be dressing up Kawaii-Harajuku-Style since I'm so broke I can't afford a cosplay outfit (woulda gone as Sae from Fatal Frame or Ai from Jigoku Shoujo) and if I can't even afford a wig and bloody kimono, chances are I can't afford a lolita dress. But I won't be wearing lolita dresses to conventions anyway unless it's my best dress, since conventions are for costumes. :3

I am so happy, I can't wait for the Sakura Con. Berryz Kobo'll be playing there *girly squeal* and I'm starting to really like exist trace, another band playing there. My outfit isn't complete yet, but I've based it off of this:

Very cute, nee? Like a unicorn just puked rainbows on lolita. =3
Plus, most of my hair accessories, bows and ribbons, would look good in a lolita style. YAY.
Can't wait! Any japan-lovers out there who'll be going? x3

Fun things lolitas can do when bored. :3

When you are bored at your house feeling lonely~~ , you can:

  • Call in some lolitafriends or neightbor etc to play with :3
  • dress yourself up real nicely and have a lil tea party with some treats and tea~
  • go to a nice ice cream place with an ipod full of ur fav songs
  • put some extra especial lashes on and some dazzling make-up and take a photoshoot sesion
  • dress up your pet, non-lolita friend in lolita clothes
  • do some online shopping to hunt for good deals on dresses etc
  • try to come p with your own songs :3
  • go online and do reseach on things that are new to you~~!
  • go shopping for the perfect lolita date outfit!
  • hunt down nasty pedos roaming around the streets
  •  read some storys you used to love as a kid
  • try to learn how to sew 
  • try disingning your own lolita dresses 
 okay so thats all i could think of :D enjoy

~ btw its  maria who wrote this blog hehe me and my lolita-loving friend pauline share this bloggg~~ so either one will post have a nice day , miau~!

now heres a cute lolita for you :D

How to Defend Yourself Against a Lolita-Hater

Lolitas are different. They dress differently, act differently, do things differently than the typical girl. Sure. Correct. Did you also know a dog is different from a human yet still "Man's Best Friend"? What difference does a frilly skirt and pink bonnet make? A lolita is still human, just because a girl's blouse just so happens to have puffy sleeves and a black cross in the center does not make her an alien. To dislike someone and hurt them because they are different-- Nobody seems to grasp how utterly idiotic this is. "They are different" isn't a reason to curse someone out. Everyone's different, are you going to hate everybody? And does being different honestly have to mean being not stupidly rude?

I am afraid, my fellow babydoll princesses, that there are people out there who can't think beyond the surface of "she's wearing lace. She must be dumb." There are people out there who will be down-right immature enough to actually walk up to you and give you the opinion nobody cares about. My brothers are one of these, and they sicken me. Growing up with them, I've learned how to make a lolita-- or anything-hater realize just how idiotic they truly are. Here is how.

There are a number of different types of jerks out there. But keep positive-- there are a lot of nice people out there too. Let's say, perhaps, you are in your lovely blouse and skirt walking down a street, going to the local antique store. There will always be the people with no manners, the ones who stare. You can just ignore them and keep going, looking straight ahead. Remember-- to avoid creepos (you know those guys, soaked in sweat, freaky smile, typically fat and unkempt), go with a friend unless the destination is basically right by your house.

But what if someone did worse than staring? What if they actually yelled something at you? Something rude, like "bitch", "slut", "trash". If it's only words, sticks and stones. Ignoring them will make them look stupid, and since they're most likely immature enough, they'll get frustrated because they didn't make YOU frustrated like they wanted. Then, like a little child, they'll get bored and go back to living their sad lives. Just keep calm and cool, like a Lolita would. It's only words, dollie.

However, if it's more than words...
There have been incidents when freaks with anger issues actually attacked lolitas, throwing things at them and all that dog doo doo. It's okay to be angry at these kinds of things. The mighty middle finger is acceptable to whip out at this moment. Since a lolita must be ladylike, the almighty Bird must stay down until something terrible happens, something bad enough to get anyone flustered. However, if the culprit is escaping, you don't need to run after them and smack them with your purse (if they aren't running and actually GRABBING at you, go right ahead girl!) Chances are you'll never meet them again in your life. If they actually follow you and keep it up, bring a big brother, a boyfriend, some male who can protect you next time you go out. If the person follows you home, they are a freaky stalker. Tell them you will call the police if they don't gtfo.

Sometimes people walk up to you and aren't necessarily rude, they just ask you why you wear such a thing ("Aren't you hot?" is, congratulations, the dumbest question in the history of the planet), and it is okay to explain, just remain peaceful and kind. Elegance is key to being a lolita. However, if they go up to you and insult you, chances are you don't know what to say and just gracefully glare at them in awkward speechlessness at their stupidity. Here's what you do: Smile, say "I'm sorry you think that," and walk away. They look like an idiot now. If they follow you, as I said above, it won't matter unless they're seriously stalking you, and you can ask a store clerk or someone to kindly ask them to leave because they're bothering you.

And then there are the creepers. The 45 year old fatty who almost seems as though he's slimy, and gets a 2-cm boner everytime he sees cute little girls in frilly dresses. If he grabs you, kick, scream, yell a random guy name and pretend your boyfriend's going to come to the rescue. "ROMEO~~~!"

To prevent this bloated slug from sliming up your beautiful apron/dress/jsk/whatever you're wearing that day, a few tips will be good for you:
-Always go with a friend to busy places and places far away. The rats lurk in the shadows, looking for lonely dolls.. (That's right, they're slugs AND rats.)
-If you do see someone who looks sketchy (unkempt, creepy, dirty), avoid them as much as possible.
-Please, don't be the stupid girl who believes that guy online really is 15 and really is going to meet up with her in the alleyway to give her pink roses. It is so easy to lie on the internet, I could say I'm 23 and make anyone believe me like that. You know why a lot of guys say "There are no women on the internet"? Because half of those girls are really 50 year old sweaty old men. Don't take this lightly, I'm serious. Because you really do not want to be the unlucky girl that gets swept away in the alleyway by Prince Pedo.

And there you have it, how to be lolita, elegant and still survive the day. You are just too cute, my dear, and being cute can be a dangerous thing.

Dangerous indeed. =3