Friday, January 3, 2014

Goodness it's been a long time

So it’s a brand new year and we all that know it means new resolutions..

But before we get to that, I’d like to do a review of last year.


It was quite the year of positive things; while I didn’t really get around to improving on style, not just gyaru but everyday style in general. However let’s focus on the positive. I managed to find a job. And even better somewhere I’d been trying to get hired to for three years.  Even when we have crazy days, I still like working there.  In the summer, I started a relationship with one of my rp partners, and she’s quite the little darling. My Pastel Princess Bubblegum; the date escapes me ( I am so sorry ; A; Anni)


I also started college. Now it took me for quite the loop, but it was only first semester and the second semester will be mine.
It has been difficult to time for social time. But I think that will be changing. The great thing about school is the ability to change my availability at work. Though I will still have 4 days of school this upcoming semester. I will be taking three days off from work. I do have school on those particular days, but have the added work from school for game design class. Which will include meetings. But more about that later.
My parents have been very supportive. My dad not only got me a new drawing tablet. A Wacom intuos pro. I've gotten a desktop and for Christmas a slim 1TB hard drive which will come in very handy. I've made some new friends in school and gotten to know some of my co-workers better.

I will do a large post of the gets from school till Christmas, including my growing collection of patterns.
Sorry I don't really have any year end selfies to present I took like...none.

Now for a rant; in the past year, my kid brother got a girlfriend. Which I have nothing against…but I highly dislike her. She needs her edges snatched and her mouth smacked. I wish a bitch would, southern girl about to get a straight talking to that Jesus and Buddha cannot save her from. While I have not really had to deal with many basic and not caring that they're ignorant as fuck people. I really do not have the time for anymore. I know it's unavoidable, but goddamn. We gonna leave it as a short rant.



So on to the resolutions and plans for the year:

Now of course two of the most important ones are keeping my job and doing well in school.


More personal ones: get back on losing weight, I know it will be challenging. I know there are people who can it’s just making the time. But I want to gain strength and confidence to post more full body shots. (Seriously avoid them like the plague if I’m not taking the photo)
But this I will also be focused on actually taking the time to be dressed and do my makeup. That was the plan for my first semester...but I was truly unprepared in that aspect. I lacked the right clothes let alone the time neccessary to get dressed and make sure I had all my books and a slew of other things. Makeup was the last thing on my mind, when I was just about rolling out of bed every morning. But Planning planning planning.

To take time out for spiritual growth and practicing my craft, I haven’t dressed or even cleansed my spiritual spaces in quite some time, and they definitely could use it.
I want to take out time to do more sewing. Even if it's only one hour a day.
So about plans:
I am planning a few trips this year. Spring Break which will be in New York with a couple of friends and my girlfriend.  Hoping that maybe I'll see a couple of you Gals there.
Sakura Matsuri D.C with my bestie.
Otakon which again will be with friends and girlfriend. Gonna work hard so I can cosplay.  But I will also be seeing friends who I haven't seen in a very long time.
Anni wants to plan an over seas trip....which means I need to save which is another resolution of mine....when you have a job hard not to buy all the shiny things you find I need to plan for things I really want, but don't particularly need ( mostly style things).
And I would really like to learn how to drive. Even if I have to share a car, not being able to drive is really a pain in my ass. Hoping to take care of that before the month is out. Although I'm terrified to take lessons from my dad and brother.
I will be updating my blog more regularly, and giving it a makeover. Probably will update my button as well.  Think I will desginate a certain day just to update my blog. Well until next time.



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hello there

So it's definitely been awhile since my last post. Most of it I have been working with the exception of last week. Had 5 days off which threw me for a bit of a loop.
At any rate I have done some shopping and wanted to show off my more prominent gets. One week I spent quite a bit on neccessites which took a toll on my funds. However I do love my new sheets. I There are a few things I forgot to take pictures of like, my new lip products ( not all of them are lipsticks) and my new lenese which have yet to be worn. I had meant to try them out over the weekend but rushing and unpreparedness is probably my weekness right now. ORZ. Still have had little social time despite how much time I've had off. Kinda sucks, but this has been my reality as of late. Still have yet to do some school shopping too. Or even think of what kind of outfit I wan to wear for my first day of class. My mind have been riddled with ideas. I want to attempt to make my own mukluks from a pair of old boots. Now on to the
Ginger Honey and this awesome candle holder. Crystal Skull. Who's got it now Indaian Jones ( I am dork and sadly that is the only Indiana Jones  movie I have seen ._______. )
 A witch can never have too many bottles. I am gonna decorate them and then fill them with special things. I think some protection oils are in order. Seriously though it's an addiction.
New hair and face products. Hair products from left to right. Chi Keratin Mist, some argon oil and John Frieda frizz-ease. To continue on. I went to Ulta...and I need to go back for the nyx stuffs and various other items. But that's the concealer. then I have some H2O eye serum and Yes to Carrots face moisturizer. SPF 15. Good for the face. I have yet to try out my concealer but I love everything else. Then those are 3 pair of my reading glasses. I have quite a few squarish frames. Looking to get more maybe some round ones, and def more colors.
 I've not owned flats in some time. While I could stand to get a more neutral pair. I absolutely love them. They're cute. I had to get a size up from what I typically wear since my feet are a little wide >____> but they're comfy and that's all that matters right now.
My birthday was some time ago, and my mama got a book on dressmaking. It's very helpful and I've become less err stubborn in the process which can me one thing. 

 I get patterns when they go on sale at my Job. The first and seconds ones are current project. To be more specific on the first butterick pattern I'm doing the white top, and on the pattern in the middle I' doing the red dress ( first one on the bottom) The second butterick pattern will be what I'm doing after the first two are done. The second blue dress to be exact. And I'm making 3 of them, In different colors....for me XD. I don't really have the confidence to make clothes for anyone else outside of skirts and elastic waist pants....maybe some knit tops, fitted anyway.
 There's about 20 patterns in that drawer.....I don't think I have a problem >>....I can't wait to get my hands on some of the halloween patterns though. They dresses are so lovely. I'm thinking I may get some accessories patterns as well. I saw some cute belt bags ( I don't know if this is the right term, but some steam punk stuff is too fucking expensive so making my own would be cool and fun.
Of course the grand piece. My own Hookah. Looks like a second person could indulge with me, but for right now, it'll be me and a good day off. I got mint tobacco to go with it, though I've plenty of other herbs I could use. It's not really big either. Maybe 10 inches in height, though it's just a guesstimate right now. Looking forward to this weekend. 

I've also gotten a second cactus. I'll have pictures of them next time, but I've got like a neon pink one and a blood red one. Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum. 

That's all for the time being. Hoping one day soon to have more social time and hopefully pictures will be included ( I never have anything planned so I'm almost never ready ; A; )  I'll also be sure to post my projects when they're finished ^____^

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I have a couple posts coming up soon.

Sorry for the non-activeness. But work drains my energy and I have lazy. Will be posting soon though so please stay-tuned.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Breaking and Making some rules.

So I have most definitely decided to do Hime gyaru. I may have said this some posts back, but I'm gonna go a bit more into depth. I really do enjoy the aesthetic and lovely dresses. Though it isn't really an everyday type of thing. However the idea of all that shiny fabric for dresses ain't gonna fly. And can be highly unflattering. And There is also trying to distinguish what would be considered Hime Gyaru enough. I do intend to break a few rules. It's not about being a rebel or anything like that. It's about being able to wear clothes that are flattering. Now I know Petticoats are not really a thing for Hime Gyaru. Just a personal preference. I like the poof. And I think it can easily pass as one fashion or another. I prefer a non OTT style as well. I think simplicity is can still be elegant, and the dramatic pieces should be left to one or two things in particular. i.e dramatic hair and maybe some heavier makeup. But 3 billion bows is much...well that's an exaggeration of course, but sometimes that many bows is really fucking tacky and you end up looking like a fool. This of course is just my personal opinion I also have to think about the lengths of my skirts and dresses. Too short and with my err current weight....I would definitely be asking for it in terms of  being blasted out on the street and in the online community.

Hair is also another concern of mine....or more appropriately a place where I'll probably break some rules. I have an undercut which can be a little challenging. Summer is pretty much a no with me and wigs right now. It'll be way too damn hot to even do anything beyond maybe a photoshoot. Not to mention getting it to stay in position would be kinda challenging.  Now I can work around this with a weave more or less. Plenty of ways to protect my hair and still have something to play with. But I won't have the traditional hime gyaru hairstyles. While it is obviously a more recognizable, It isn't for everyone, and 5 hair pieces is not my idea of fun. And I want to be able to do hair that isn't gonna take entirely too long to do on a regular basis. Yes not very Gyaru of me, but I'm for practicality and ease in as many places as possible. If I can make my hair less of a task I can put more effort into other places. Like my make up. Which isn't terrible, but right now it'll probably be something that takes me a little longer to do. And considering at this stage in my life where I have a standard wear at my job which I can't really change. Even if I make it look work apron isn't cute lol. And I don't know if I could get away with altering it or something.

Now to make this post less texty here are some clothing inspirations :3

I know some of these are actually hime lolita, they're still inspiring to me. That's all for now. Birthday's in a few days and I hope to definitely have something to share.

Friday, June 7, 2013

5 exp needed for next level up.

Oh yes I soon will be hitting 26 and to be honest I'm still feeling more awake and aware than ever. I have many posts I want to do, but I'm still working out the work vs social life thing lol. I've only had one social outing since I started working. But what can you do. Now today was a bit annoying because I had to get my brother a screen for his chromebook. 60 bucks. As if my check wasn't short enough. Not anyone's fault it's just how my days had worked out. Then I went out and spent more than intended. My rent will just have to be given all next pay check. -sighs-

At any rate. I will be applying for my first credit card. Which will help me in a lot of ways. Like you don't even understand. And I'm about to embark on an epic amount of sewing. I think I'll wait till the end of the month before I do another haul Post. I may even start doing some vids as well. We'll see. I don't know what I could offer vid wise honestly I guess maybe I can do an intro plus some Q&A so if you have any questions you want me to answer in a vid leave them in the comments.

I still need to work on my terrible habits. I haven't been binging...but my eating habits have been really terrible and since I keep no cash on hand I have yet to go to the gym.. ugh. I just need to stop putting it off and just go. I'll just have to work around my schedule as best I can. And set aside money just to take the bus. I think 30 for two weeks should be good. u____u

Also gonna sell a few pairs of my shoes. That haven't been worn. Two pairs I can't really fit which breaks my heart but they'll be better going off to good homes instead of collecting dust in my closet. Also gonna sell a wig that I don't wear. It'll be for the best and it's a little extra money in my pocket.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

You are so wrong.

G_S this week has shown so much fuckery. The mod should be ashamed and the anonymous cowards should go bathe in acid. If you are a non-black or brown person who is into Gyaru and you tan. Not a word better come out of your mouth about Black girls/women can't be gyaru or can't do it right. Fuck you. We are this color by birth and you have to bake and color yourselves to have the beautiful tones we come in. And a majority of the time you come out fucking orange and haven't the slightest clue on how to wear the proper makeup to go with it. For those of you throwing fucking shade with "Oh light skin women are prettier." Fuck y'all too. I have seen some ugly light skin women and I have seen ugly dark skin women. Just like I've seen ugly in just about every other race. What I can't stand most is the hypocrites who insist on breathing every minute of the day. Don't ever say you're not racist because you have black friends. Either you giving them the damn koolaid or you wouldn't ever say this shit where they can hear or read it. Because your ass would get beat. What some of the caucasian non-racist folk who say we turn everything into a racist thing. WE don't, it's usually non-black people who initiate the shit and then get mad when we call them, give them the fucking facts that didn't come from wikipedia. Most especially from white americans. "OMG Isis no, why would you say that, what about the white people?" I don't hate white people. I hate racists and ignorant wastes of space who contribute nothing but hate. Gyaru is not sacred, everyone can do it. I'm not gonna sugar coat. It isn't a look everyone can pull off the looks, but it's no real excuse to attempt excluding or chase out a single group of girls because you don't like them. And before anyone says "Oh but white people get told they can't wear binidi or Native American headdresses etc etc." News flash, these are not fashion items, these items have history, are part of a culture and often sacred to their particular culture. But you because it looks cool and we don't care about any of the other stuff that's attached to it, gonna wear it anyway and simultaneously shame those who these pieces belong to. Racists in G_S go choke on a rhinestone .

Monday, May 27, 2013

So I've been shopping > u>

I really enjoy having money to spend. I try o be as frugal as possible. It can be quite difficult. Between things I need to buy and of course the wants. It's a struggle. But I'm getting better. My account wasn't a 0 so that's great. And it's not been at 0 since I opened the account. Direct deposit has finally kicked in, but I'm probably gonna have to call them about that 100 that was supposed to go in there for opening an account and setting up direct deposit. Anyway onward with the good stuff. eBay is still addictive. Though I'm worlds better I still have a ways to go. Also target is hard to pass up. I actually bought some clothes....well one piece of clothing. I have a love hate relationship with buying clothes in a store since I'm horrendously frugal when it comes to clothes. But I'm opening my mind to new things. That I've openly stated my dislike for.

Starting with a clutch. Now I really dislike having such a small bag, but I'm aware that some situations will call for it. This little gothic bag is sweet though. It's not too small it can hold the essentials and maybe even a makeup bag. But it's not as large as my smallest purse. I had been eyeing the bag for awhile and was happy that I could finally get my hands on one.

Details of the handles. Cannot wait to take this bag out. 

Yes that is the watch and earrings from my last post. but we're
gonna focus on the glasses in the back. 
Next are my little gothic sunnies. Now I actually bought these a few weeks ago. These would be great if the frames were silver. But gold and silver can be worn together. Nu goth is probably what comes to mind or very old school goth, maybe late 80's early 90's And they're mine. Only 5 bucks.

And here we have a peplum skirt...Now I was originally going to make one. I desperately dislike them. Like... you have no idea. All I see is a double skirt happening. But I decided to give it a try. It would be well suited for Onee gyaru. whether classic or something with a little twist. I did try it on when I got home. And it looks...really good on me. Not that I was surprised. It's just my dislike of the peplum itself. Maybe one day I'll grow to love them.

Just a snippet of the pattern and the little border towards
the Bottom. It's longer than picture and shirred
at the top. 
                                                                         With summer lurking around the corner. I expect to work most of it, however for the days I can go out. I need some cute wear for the summer. So from my job I bought this cute instant wear fabric in orange. I'm a nerd so all I see are airbender colors lol. But This will be more than a dress. though. With the shirring I can wear it as a dress, a skirt. But few other ways. . I am going to put buttons on the front and back, so I can convert it to pants. Depending on how I wear it, it can be a romper. Wide leg pants, Harem/Afghani pants. I've a few more things to make it such. Psyched about this.

As always some jewelry. Got these earrings on clearance. They're so nice. Gold since that is the summer color and it will go nicely with the orange multi-function piece when it's all done. The detail reminds me a lot Journey and something slightly religious.

Can I say I really fucking love E.L.F products. I got a couple new things to try. And will be doing reviews on  them asap. Definitely think the mascara and shadow shield will def be helpful. Also picked up some more fit me foundation, which is just a shade lighter. This is entirely for doing Gothic makeup. It will def be used a lot it in winter.

I've also managed to get some cowboy boots. I adore them. but not the color. So I intend to paint them, maybe make them a little darker. Maybe mahogany. We'll see. Even Black would nice. They were only 26 at Marshalls. I almost got some more pallets by E.L.F. from there as well. But with some makeup on the way plus my recent purchases...They can wait. Next week will be more for definite needs. And Marshalls did not disappoint and I'll be going back next week.

Now to keep this more fun. I 've got some funnels which are much needed to finish my kombucha which at this point is alcohol and will be great for my days off. I've also discovered how to make other fermented drinks which I look forward to making. Thank goodness I love ginger lol.

One of my other good gets is my gym membership, I haven't gone yet aside from picking up my tag. Need to figure out a schedule  on going there for the time being. When school hits, it'll just be a matter of careful planning.

 Until the next time Gals. Birthday is coming up soon and I can't wait.