Angel Contacts

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Angel Contacts sent me an adorable package to review! The package included three pairs of false eyelashes and one contact lens case. The package itself was a standard mailer, and there were no rips or tears in the packaging. The items were safely nestled inside its package. The three pairs of false eyelashes included were different styles. The deco contact lens case is too cute!! Red is my favorite color, and I also have a sweet tooth, so I absolutely love the red dessert-shaped case. There are even little berry and mint leaf details! If you are interested in this product, it is called the Strawberry Mint Lens Case ($5.00). 

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Now, let’s talk about the lashes! Angel Contacts sent me Dolly TiaraAngel Luxe, and Sweet Glam lashes. All three pairs were in the same packaging, and can be stored in their respective trays and re-used. The lashes themselves are surprisingly light for such thick and lengthy lashes! They are easy to apply since the lash bands are so flexible, and they do not irritate my eyes. When I blink, they don’t shift at all. Once glued, they feel very secure. They are also not painful to remove if you use eye makeup remover! 

DSC_2178The style of all the lashes are absolutely gorgeous! I love how each style is flattering to my eyes. Read on for specific reviews for each pair of false lashes…

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Dolly Tiara is perfect for a dolly look; you will truly look like a beautiful doll with these lashes! I love how they make my eyes look so big. You can wear them alone, or pair them with underlashes. I used underlashes in these photos because I wanted to go all-out with the dramatic makeup for the pastel photos. The underlashes are not from Angel Contacts, and when I compare the underlashes to the Dolly Tiara lashes, the Dolly Tiara lashes are definitely higher quality! The underlashes are stiffer and harder to apply than the lashes from Angel Contacts.

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In addition, as you can see in many of my photos, the underlashes shift and look odd in some pictures. The Dolly Tiara lashes, on the other hand, look fantastic! These lashes are fantastic for over-the-top sweet lolita or for gyaru. The Dolly Tiara lashes, with their exaggerated points, would also be great for cosplay!

Ratings for Dolly Tiara:

Style: ☆☆☆☆☆ I am in love with the design of these lashes! They truly stand out. 

Length: ☆☆☆☆

Volume: ☆☆☆☆☆

Comfort: ☆☆☆☆☆ All of these lashes are so comfortable! I can’t decide which one is the comfiest. 

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Sweet Glam has a very thick false lash design that makes it great for adding volume to your lashes. They are very thick without looking chunky since each segment of lashes taper to a point. All of these points make the lashes look full and thick, whether your eyes are open or closed. These are dramatic lashes that will really open up your eyes!

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You can use Sweet Glam for a special occasion, for cosplay, or for fashion; they are versatile lashes. These lashes were the perfect width for my eyelids as well! If you want to decrease the width of the lash band, it would be easy to cut the ends and trim the lashes to fit your eyes. 

Ratings for Sweet Glam:

Style: ☆☆☆☆

Length: ☆☆☆☆☆

Volume: ☆☆☆☆☆ These lashes have the best volume, out of all the lashes I have ever tried. I love how thick these lashes are!

Comfort: ☆☆☆☆☆ All of these lashes are so comfortable! I can’t decide which one is the comfiest. 

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Angel Luxe is lush and pretty, but less over-the-top than Dolly Tiara (because it does not have the exaggerated points in its design) and Sweet Glam (because it doesn’t have the extreme thickness). Angel Luxe is great for enhancing your natural beauty! 

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Angel Luxe would be great for accentuating your eyes in a pretty and subtle way for cosplay, or for fashion if you want to have longer and thicker eyelashes without looking unnatural.

Ratings for Angel Luxe:

Style: ☆☆☆☆

Length: ☆☆☆☆ Great length! From a distance, you won’t look like you are wearing falsies. You’ll look like you have naturally long and beautiful lashes!

Volume: ☆☆☆☆

Comfort: ☆☆☆☆☆ All of these lashes are so comfortable! I can’t decide which one is the comfiest. 

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You can check out more photos of these gorgeous lashes in this album on my Facebook page, Alice in Lolitaland.

Please check out Angel Contacts for gorgeous circle lenses, false lenses, and more! 

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Mohu Store: Crochet Flower Headband Review

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Mohu Store sponsored this lovely crocheted flower headband for review. I love Mohu’s unique crocheted accessories, and this headband’s trio of cute little crocheted flowers caught my eye. Mohu shipped out the package from Canada, so it took a while for the package to arrive at my address, but it was a reasonable wait for international shipping. I have no complaints about the shipping!

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The package can be seen above: no rips or tears. Even from the outside, you can tell that there is a box inside the package. Mohu Store has one of the cutest packagings I have ever seen, by the way! I love how they put everything into a little box tied with string and a cute doily detail. The Mohu Store tag on the string is an adorable touch! The box was functional as well as cute; it was secure and protected its contents well. 

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Seriously, perfect packaging! 5/5 stars. The headband was safely nestled inside the box along with two adorable Mohu Store stickers and a note from Lauren: 

DSC_2169_Fotor_CollageThank you so much for the hand-written note, Lauren! <3 I love personal notes like this one. The stickers are so cute too… >w< Now, let’s focus on the headband. The black headband itself is sturdy and the metal surface is smooth. The three crocheted flowers are securely attached to the headband, off-center. I checked the flowers, and it does not look like they will come off easily. I’m impressed by the quality of this headband!

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The headband is also very comfortable to wear. I wore the headband all day (not just for taking the photos for this sponsorship). I wore the headband in the morning after washing my face, and I used it to keep my bangs out of my face when I applied my makeup. After taking photos, I wore the headband until I was ready to shower at night. The headband did not irritate me at all, and it did not have a slipping problem either. 

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I love the crocheted flower design… It is simple but elegant and beautiful. This headband can be used for dressier occasions as well as casual days; it is very versatile! The red and pink yarn flowers are pretty easy to match with outfits too. 

Here is the coordinate I paired with the headband:

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I am wearing an Axes Femme dress and an offbrand cardigan I snagged from a thrift shop. It’s a simple coord, but I think it goes well with the cute yet elegant headband from Mohu. 

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You can purchase the crocheted rose flower headband here for $25.00! If you would like to place a custom order, you can contact Mohu Store here. If you have any questions regarding this review, do not hesitate to comment or message me! 

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Please check out Mohu for tons of adorable things! I love their cute amigurumis. 

You can check out more photos of Mohu’s crocheted flower headband in this album on my Facebook page, Alice in Lolitaland.

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Sugar Pop Party Shop: Jewelry Review

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Sugar Pop Party Shop gave me some jewelry to review. I chose two necklaces and a ring, but the shop also threw in two cute bracelets as freebies for me. Check them out on Etsy and Storenvy!

Now first things first: let’s talk about the package! 

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The package I received was a sturdy bubble mailer. There were no rips or tears, and the package was easy to open. Good choice in packaging, Sugar Pop Party Shop! 

DSC_2173Inside the package was a cute sheer drawstring bag… filled with goodies! You can see the two freebie bracelets right there on the outside, and then there’s also a pink box and a blue drawstring bag.

Here are the contents of the bag:

DSC_2175Jamie, the owner of Sugar Pop Party Shop, even included a sheet of Disney Princess stickers! There is one thing missing from this photo though: the glitter Kawaii necklace. Here is the story: Even though the necklace was packaged in the pink box, it somehow got damaged during shipping.

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The necklace’s pendant, the drippy “Kawaii” text, snapped in half. I emailed Jamie immediately to let her know that the necklace was damaged, and she responded quickly and said she would ship out a replacement. Jamie also assured me that she always replaces any item lost or damaged during shipping, so you can rest assured that Sugar Pop Party Shop will take care of any damaged items you receive.

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I received the replacement necklace in a timely manner and was very pleased! It was completely intact and I have no complaints. The necklace is super cute and easy to wear. 

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For this sponsorship, I decided to model the jewelry in two pastel-themed coordinates. One of them is a sweet lolita outfit, and the other one is just a cute harajuku-style outfit (inspired by both gyaru and fairy kei). Both outfits include the bracelets and macaron ring as accessories. You can find all jewelry pieces in Sugar Pop Party Shop’s Etsy and Storenvy.

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Let’s start with the non-lolita outfit, featuring the Kawaii necklace! 

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 I love this Kawaii necklace! It’s very pink: there’s a pink chain, a hot pink bow charm, and the super sparkly “Kawaii” pendant! The pendant is very clean-cut and vibrant. The glitter does not rub off, which is great! The necklace secures at the back using a lobster clasp. It was a bit too long on me, but I was able to make the necklace shorter by clasping it on one of the chain links. It’s easy to adjust the length!

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In the above photo, you can see the mint macaron ring and the two beaded bracelets from Sugar Pop Party Shop. All these pieces of pastel jewelry are well-made and too cute~! I’m very pleased with the bracelets because usually bracelets are too large for my wrists and slide off constantly. These bracelets are small enough to fit my thin wrists, and they are also stretchy, so I can easy put them on and take them off without worrying about ripping the bracelets. The macaron ring is on an adjustable band, so it should fit a variety of sizes. The detail on the macaron ring is incredible! The texture of the cream in the center looks almost like real cream, and the color choices are superb. Pink, mint, and red are such a great color combination! 

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Now let’s talk about sweet lolita, featuring the chocolate bar necklace! 

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The chocolate bar necklace is adorable. I love the gold chain; I think gold suits this necklace best! The little heart and bow at the top of the chocolate bar pendant is a perfect addition too. The necklace works well as a statement piece, and I think it would go great with sweet lolita coordinates and otome coordinates. This can also be worked into classic lolita, and I can see it working for aomoji-kei. 

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I would highly recommend Sugar Pop Party Shop for anyone interested in J-Fashion or alternative fashion, or even sweets enthusiasts or people who love cute things! This shop has a wide variety of adorable products to suit different tastes. Check out what’s in stock at their Etsy and Storenvy! Even though this was a sponsored review, keep in mind that the opinions expressed in this review were thoughtful and honest. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask me! 

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I love Sugar Pop Party Shop! 

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You can check out more photos of Sugar Pop Party Shop’s lovely items in this album on my Facebook page, Alice in Lolitaland.

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I’m Your Present: Panda Collar Clip Review

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The super cool store I’m Your Present sponsored me this panda collar clip to review. It’s such a cute and unique idea! I’ve never seen a collar clip before, so I was excited to review this item. I hope you all love it as much as I do!

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The package was shipped via USPS First-Class Mail. Here is how the clip was packaged:

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There were no rips or tears in the bag. The packaging was very secure, and nothing was damaged.

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Everything in the package was wrapped in pink tissue paper! Inside the tissue paper was a box (with the panda collar clip inside), a business card (postcard-sized), candy, and cute bobby pins! The bobby pins and the candy were pleasant surprises since Kelly, the designer for I’m Your Present, told me she would send me the panda clips. I had no idea there would be extra goodies in the sponsored package! 

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The panda collar clip were safe and sound nestled inside their box! I checked the item, and there are no flaws or damages. 

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I am happy with these adorable clips! They are very high-quality; not flimsy or cheap at all. The clips hold onto my shirt collar without slipping.

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The panda design is crisp and clean. There is a layer of laser-cut white over a layer of laser-cut black for the design, which adds depth to the piece. The gem-stone panda eyes are a lovely touch! This collar clip can be worn on a variety of occasions; you can wear it casually, or you work it into a more formal coordinate. If the shirt has a collar, you can clip it on!  

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The gold chains are securely attached to the panda clips, secured through a small hole at the bottom of each clip. The back of each panda piece has a gold clip glued on. 

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Out of curiosity, I tried to use this panda collar clip as a hair clip. I love hair accessories… and you know what? It works well as a hair clip too! It didn’t pull on my hair and was comfortable to wear. It clips onto my hair as securely as it clips onto my shirt collar. ^_^ So if you don’t wear collared shirts, you can still use this cute accessory. 

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A selfie from Instagram!

If you want this clip for yourself, you can buy it for $12.00 at I’m Your Present’s Etsy store! Check out I’m Your Present’s other stuff as well. They have so many cute and cool items! From adorable sweaters to fabulous earrings, I am sure you will find something you love from I’m Your Present. 

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You can check out more photos of the panda collar clip in this album on my Facebook page, Alice in Lolitaland.

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LBC: The Most Versatile Lolita Item I Own

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The most versatile lolita item I own would definitely be a blouse! Blouses can be worn under JSKS or with skirts, and blouses can also be used for ouji coordinates. I am not sure which blouse I have is the most versatile one, but after some minutes of thinking, I decided that my most versatile blouse is my black Fanplusfriend short-sleeved blouse.

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I believe that this blouse is the most versatile item I own because it can be used for a variety of different substyles: sweet lolita, classic lolita, gothic lolita, and even casual lolita. It has a simple design and the color is solid black (no other colors work their way into this blouse). The simplicity of this blouse makes it easy to match with different styles, as long as the color black works for the coordinate. Black is an easy color to match too! If the blouse was blue or red, for example, it would be harder to mix and match. In addition, the short sleeves make the blouse ideal for summer heat, and it can be layered with a bolero or cardigan for the autumn or spring, plus with a jacket or coat (plus a scarf and gloves) for winter!

Here are some previous coordinates using this blouse:

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943713_10100278562780239_608462281_nMy most recent coordinate with this blouse was for the Baby the Stars Shine Bright Grand Opening in New York City. It was a really hot summer day, and I did not want to deal with the high-collar design of this blouse, so I unbuttoned the top buttons. As you can see below, the blouse still looks decent even though I didn’t button it all the way to the top! It worked quite well for the heat.

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Here are some detailed photos of my beloved blouse:

 

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So how about you? What is the most versatile lolita item that you own? And if you are not a lolita, what is the most versatile clothing item that you own?

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~Be sure to read other blog posts on this topic for the Lolita Blog Carnival! 

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UNIQSO: I.Fairy Hanabi Circle Lenses in Violet

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I know this WordPress blog focuses on J-Fashion, but I would also like to use this blog for in-depth reviews! If you are interested in circle lenses, please read on!~

UNIQSO sponsored a pair of circle lenses to be used for cosplay, and even though I received these lenses for cosplay, I will definitely wear these circle lenses for non-cosplay purposes too! I can wear them for lolita fashion, or even casually if I do not feel like wearing glasses. If you just want to see the final review for the circle lenses, scroll down to the bottom of this post!

The Rundown: 

Here is the original package that I received in the mail:

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The package did not take too long to arrive at my doorstep, and I had no problems with customs. The shipping method that UNIQSO used was reliable! They even marked the package as a gift, which is great.

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Inside the package, the contact lens case and the box with the circle lens tubes were safely inside! I was pleased that the circle lens tubes were wrapped in bubble wrap to ensure extra protection.

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I soaked my new circle lenses in contact solution overnight, and then the next day, I wore them for the first time to costest Nishikino Maki, a character from the idol anime Love Live! School Idol Project. The name of these lenses are I.Fairy Hanabi Circle Lenses, and the color is Violet.

The Look:

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I took so many selfies when I costested Maki! I cut and styled the wig the day before the costest; I am happy with how the wig turned out, but I may need to re-trim the bottom lengths. Enough about my wig though; let’s talk about these amazing circle lenses! I love the I.Fairy Hanabi design. It’s subtle, but very pretty! The little swirls are cute up-close. The ring of violet color is thin, but vibrant. The thin ring also makes my pupils look very large, which I think gives my eyes a very cute dolly effect. There is also a black limbal ring which gives great definition!

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I put in these contacts before testing my cosplay or doing any makeup, and when I first put them into my eyes, there was no stinging or discomfort. They were not difficult to apply at all! I usually have some trouble with circle lenses, especially when they have large diameters, but these slipped onto my eyes without any problem. I did not need to use any eyedrops before or after! I wore the circle lenses for the whole day, and my eyes did not feel dry or irritated. The circle lenses did not slip around in my eyes either. I would highly recommend the I.Fairy Hanabi circle lenses!

Here are some up-close and cropped photos of just my eyes so you can check out the circle lenses in more detail:

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In certain types of lighting or angles, the difference between my real pupils and my real irises can be seen since the colored irises of the circle lenses are a thin ring that reveal some of my natural irises. As seen above, you can see my small black pupil and my brown irises. I think it looks a bit odd, but it could also give a very cool and pretty effect to your eyes!

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In other types of lighting or angles, my brown eyes and pupils blend together to look the same. This makes it look like the entire area inside the circle lenses’ irises are the pupils! I love this dolly eye effect.

Final Review:

Overall: ☆☆☆☆☆

Communication: ☆☆☆☆☆ Throughout the sponsorship process, UNIQSO was great with communication! Their representative was very polite and kind, and also responded to my questions in a timely manner. They explained the terms and conditions clearly, and also provided a tracking code for my package.

Packaging: ☆☆☆☆☆ As stated in the first section of this post, the packaging was amazing! I definitely trust UNIQSO to ensure that their products are undamaged. I have purchased from UNIQSO before, and never had any problems with their packaging or shipping.

Style: ☆☆☆☆ Very cute design, but I think it looks better from a distance rather than up-close in certain lighting. This is very minor though; the style is still amazing.

Color: ☆☆☆☆☆ Very vibrant violet!

Comfort: ☆☆☆☆☆ One of the most comfortable lenses I’ve ever worn.

(☆ = Most negative/Not good at all, ☆☆ = Not that good, but okay ☆☆☆ = Neutral/No opinion/No answer, ☆☆☆☆ = Great, ☆☆☆☆☆ = Most positive/Fantastic!)

You can find the violet circle lenses featured in this post here. I.Fairy Hanabi also has the following colors: Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Grey, Pink, and Red!

If you want to purchase from UNIQSO, Be sure to use the coupon code “xiaorawr” to receive 10% off your order! UNIQSO carries many circle lenses, cosmetic products, wigs, and more!

All your queries regarding circle lenses are answered here in Circle Lens E Library!

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A Coordinate for California

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Wow, it has been a month since my last post… Sorry about the brief hiatus! I thought I was going to participate in Lolita Blog Carnival this month, but time flew by and suddenly June is almost over.

But now that it is almost July… I have something to share! In a few days, I will be going to the airport… and flying to the West Coast for the first time! I am so excited. I will be attending Anime Expo in California, and staying in CA for a week with my friend Terry. I’ve never been to California before, so I’m looking forward to it!

I have to pack light, but I will be bringing some lolita clothes (and of course, my petticoat). I also will bring some gyaru stuff with me. I really want to get into the gyaru style as well!

On Day 3 (Saturday) of Anime Expo, I plan to wear a sweet lolita coordinate. I decided to plan out my coord beforehand so I wouldn’t have to struggle to coordinate an outfit in a jet-lagged state.

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The coordinate is mostly pink and red! The cutsew is from Angelic Pretty and the skirt is from Bodyline (but it’s a replica of Angelic Pretty’s Fruits Parlor).

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The headband and the necklace are made by Sweet Mildred, and the fuzzy star and the small bow are both offbrand. The wristcuffs are from Classical Puppets on Taobao, and they were a present from my friend Terry. Of course, I have to bring these wristcuffs with me! The socks are offbrand and the shoes are from Bodyline (with my orthotics inside <3 luckily, they fit!).

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I may pack some cute rings with me to wear too! We’ll see… I also plan to use a wig for this coordinate, probably my short milk tea wig from Gothic Lolita Wigs.

I can’t wait to wear this coord at AnimeExpo! (And hopefully, I’ll wear J-fashion throughout the week after the con!)

 

Review: Bodyline Order!

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So this review is rather belated, but better late than never~! Bodyline had a free shipping promotion, and I could not resist placing an order. I did not order any lolita clothing, but I did order two pairs of shoes (a pair of white shoes and a pair of pink wedge boots) and a pair of wrist cuffs. I also ordered a cosplay costume since it was so cheap from Bodyline. Shipping was COMPLETELY FREE! No hidden fees.

Here is what the checkout looks like on the Bodyline website (in English):

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They split my order into two packages, but they never notified me about this… so when I received the first package, I was concerned that they completely forgot about my boots. I emailed them, and they responded the same day, telling me that the boots were mailed separately.

Timeline:

March 29, 2014 – Placed order with Bodyline, paid via PayPal, and received receipt from PayPal.

March 31, 2014 – Received an email saying that my package has been shipped, and the email provided a tracking number.

April 19, 2014 – Received first package. Reviewed contents and emailed Bodyline asking why the pink boots were missing from the package. A few hours later, I received a response from Bodyline. Here is what they said: “In another bag” … not the most professional response (no greeting, no closing, no punctuation…) but at least it was a fast response.

April 22, 2014 – Received second package (the pink boots).

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The first package, pictured above, contained everything but the pink boots. I was worried when I saw that they mailed everything in a thin package; the package already had a few rips and tears! The white mary-jane shoes were packed in a box, within the overall package, but the box was damaged in the shipping process. The shoes were not damaged, but there was a small scuff. It isn’t too noticeable though. The cosplay came in a protective plastic wrap, and the wristcuffs were squished between the box and the cosplay, but everything was undamaged.

The second package contained the pink boots. The boots did not come with a shoebox.

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The boots were wrapped in bubble-wrap though, so there were no major damages. The packaging was dirty, and it also had a strange smell, but there were no major rips.

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I tried on the boots, and they are very true to size! I usually wear size 8.5 (American sizing), so I purchased these boots in size 24.5 (Japanese sizing). The length and width for my feet are fine, and the boots fit my calves as well. There are zippers on the boots too. There are some weird stains on the zippers, but these are not too big of a deal. You can see one of the stains in the bottom-center photo.

The construction for both pairs of shoes are sturdy, and I do not think these shoes will fall apart easily. The zippers on the boots are rather stiff, but this may be because they are brand new boots. The white mary-janes are also true to size.

This experience was not a completely positive one, but I would not hesitate to purchase from Bodyline again if there is another free shipping promotion. (I really love free shipping~!)

Here is my final review for my experience with Bodyline:

Overall: ☆☆☆☆ (Free shipping is one of my favorite things. International shipping is so pricey.)

Ordering Process and Shipping: ☆☆☆ (I am disappointed that Bodyline never told me the order would be split into two packages. )

Communication: ☆☆☆☆ (The response email was quick, even though it was an awkward 3-word email.)

Packaging: ☆☆ (The packaging was disappointing, but it was not terrible.)

Color: ☆☆☆☆☆ (The colors were true to the stock photos! No complaints here.)

Style: ☆☆☆☆ (I don’t have any complaints! The cosplay could have been better, but for the price, it was a good deal.)

Construction: ☆☆☆☆ (I do not see any problems with the construction right now, but I have not worn them much yet. The only item I have worn since this purchase are the white mary-janes. I only tried on the other items.)

(☆ = Most negative/Not good at all, ☆☆ = Not that good, but okay ☆☆☆ = Neutral/No opinion/No answer, ☆☆☆☆ = Great, ☆☆☆☆☆ = Most positive/Fantastic!)

Feel free to ask me any questions!

LBC: Disney Coordinates

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This week was finals week for me, and I still have more academic work to complete today… But I could not resist participating in this week’s Lolita Blog Carnival! Unfortunately, I do not have much time since it is finals week, so I apologize for any misspellings or grammatical errors in this post. (I’m rushing to write this up in half an hour or less!)

Now onto the Disney coordinates!

As Alice in Lolitaland, I have to try an Alice coordinate right? Recently, I wore a coordinate inspired by Disney’s Alice in Wonderland when I went to the cinema to see the new Captain America movie. I used Bodyline’s Alice print JSK in the pink x blue color way. I paired this JSK with my Chocomint Tea Time hair clip and a handmade Alice bow. I was also wearing a Bodyline blouse and Bodyline shoes… (Lots of Bodyline in this coordinate!) My knee socks are offbrand. I did not wear any jewelry with this coordinate because I was in a rush and did not have time to pick any out. Unfortunately, I took off my wrist cuffs before leaving my dormitory because it was really cold out and I did not want to damage the wrist cuffs when I took my winter jacket on and off. My lolita big sister Terry gave me these wrist cuffs, so it would be a shame if they got damaged! Terry got the wrist cuffs from Classical Puppets (Taobao).

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Here are some close-up selfies (you can see the cute wrist cuff in the second pic!):

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For my makeup look, I used pressed powder foundation, a shimmery highlighter, neutral eyeshadow, black eyeliner, and lipstick. I did not bother wearing false lashes for this look, and I did not wear any blush either. I am happy with the way my makeup turned out though! It’s simple, but it was also very comfortable. I forgot I was wearing makeup!

The next Disney coordinate I will talk about is a tentative idea for a future coordinate, also featuring a Bodyline JSK! This coordinate uses another Disney-inspired Bodyline print: Cinderella Bunny! I am not sure if this is the proper name for the print, but that is what I call it. I have this dress in the red colorway. Red is my favorite color, so I hope to acquire lots of red pieces. <3

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In addition to what is seen above, I would add pearl earrings, a pearl bracelet, white stockings, and red Bodyline tea party-style shoes. If I am chilly, I will wear my sax-colored Bodyline bunny sweatshirt (to go with the bunny Cinderella theme). I think this is one of my favorite Bodyline prints, and I’m really happy I was able to snag it from the community sales!

I apologize again for the disorganized and rushed blog post!

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~Be sure to read other blog posts on this topic for the Lolita Blog Carnival! 

A Heart’s Sound, Lolita Glamour, Simple as Vanilla Ice Cream, Northern Star, McDuff’s Auditorium, Fire ExtinguisherHello Kitty Loves Disney, A Little Bit Of This… A Little Bit Of That Too, Spoon and Fork 

 

 

LBC: Your First Lolita Item

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I talked about my first lolita item in a previous Lolita Blog Carnival post, back in September 2013.

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My first lolita item, ever, was a Bodyline JSK that my mother purchased for me as a belated birthday present when we were at an anime convention. This was back when I was in high school. I had been obsessing over lolita fashion, and my mother knew all about it. We are really close, and we share many of the same interests (anime, manga, horror movies, and martial arts, to name a few).

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I have considered selling the JSK before, but I do not want to let it go because I feel attached to it since it is my first lolita item, and it has sentimental value since it holds some memories that my mother and I shared.

Since I already talked about this dress before, how about I talk about some other Lolita “first’s?” My first Lolita brand item! My first Lolita brand-name item that I purchased was a BTSSB skirt from a local community member. It’s a pretty pink-and-brown skirt with a partially shirred waistband! Unfortunately, I sold this skirt when I was in need of some money, so I no longer own this item. The name for this skirt is “Chocolat à La Mode.”

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I miss this skirt though! I love the three layers of frills, and the cute bow on the side. <3 So adorable! It’s also a very light fabric.

The first lolita brand dress that I purchased was also a BTSSB item! I bought the BTSSB Dreamy Pony high-waisted JSK and head bow set from the EGL Comm Sales, using a payment plan. The seller was very understanding and allowed me to pay in increments. I love the Dreamy Pony print! So sweet… I love all the pastel colors.

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Above is a photo of me and my friend wearing Sweet Lolita. This was the first time that I wore my first brand JSK! To be honest, I don’t think the high-waist style suits me very well, but I still love this JSK. I also wore this JSK and headbow again recently, for the ConBust 2014 Lolita Fashion 101 panel.

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Sorry about the terrible lighting!

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A group photo from ConBust

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Presentation time: At the panel!

Our Lolita Fashion 101 panel had a great turnout! I am really happy that I was able to run this panel again this year.

I find it very interesting that my first-first lolita item was a gothic (or possibly dark punk) item, and my other first lolita items are all sweet lolita items. What were your first lolita items? If you do not own any lolita items yet, are there first items you are looking forward to purchasing?

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~Be sure to read other blog posts on this topic for the Lolita Blog Carnival! 

Spoon and Fork, Sparkling Girl, ABC Lolita, Wonderland Gone MadVanillas Traumfabrik, Fire Extinguisher, The Life of a LolitaBreiðholt, The Beautiful and Damned 

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