The scans from Iris and my date out on April 16. These are actually our first purikura, but it was pretty fun and exhilarating. I love decorating things & really enjoyed myself doing so. Just more pics after the jump!
I thrifted this purse yesterday, it only cost $2.50 & it's almost new. It's a really roomy dark brown shoulder bag, and I love the two pockets in front. It was missing the zipper handle, so I replaced it with a cake keychain my friend Krystina gave me for my birthday. I actually like it a lot more this way.
Currently I'm on my way to Haight for a video game event, but I like this purse so much that I decided to post en route. Don't worry, HP is driving! I'm excited to see how this will work with my other coordinates (already used it yesterday).
No blogroll today, though! Enjoy your weekend my loves!!
Hello! My sister and I had another one of our sister-dates today, which we have started to lovingly refer to as Double-Dragon days (inside joke, lol). I must get to a scanner and post these pics up properly, but I had so much fun today that I couldn't help but post up what pics were available. I stole some of these from Iris' facebook, sorry! Will get you back when I scan!
Pretty impromptu collage Iris made while we waited for some food. Likey likey.
Tried better eye make today, wee!
Preview of our silliness, ah so much fun!
Iris' outfit, we ended up being pretty monochromatic today. Not completely planned, but the shorts are the same!
My outfit! Face looks a little awkward, lol!
While we were in SF's Japantown, I managed to snag these:
I succumbed to purchasing May 2010's Happie Nuts & Jelly. I've been living off scans for a while, but I just couldn't resist this month. Nothing compares to actually touching the lovely glossy pages and seeing the images in person.
Being relatively new to gyaru style, I've been trying to figure out who my gal style icons might be. One of my favorite inspirations has been Chinatsu Wakatsuki, so I stretched my googling muscles and here we go:
Chinatsu Wakatsuki spam & some text after the jump:
Somehow I didn't make it out of bed until 2pm (14 hours of sleep?) this morning afternoon. It's a little gloomy outside, but here are some fun links for the weekend:
Hana @ Finding Tokyo posted a quick nail tutorial, using nail tape to give yourself quick, temporary, gal-tastic nails. I love this! I totally forgot about using nail tape, and haven't since I was a little girl playing with Lee-Press-Ons, but I think I might try this! I'd love to have gal nails for the weekend, because I can't really keep mine long all the time.
I've really been on the fence about buying myself circle lenses, and just in time, Violet LeBeaux posts a lovely review & care guide. Talk about an amazing blog 6th sense! She tries out purple circle lenses, and they look so cute on her already adorable self!
ManWomanFilm on youtube posted up a ganguro make tutorial recently. I totally missed out on this movement in gal, but I wish I had been a part of it. It was so fun, and the very first introduction I ever got into Japanese fashion. What are some of your favorite gal fashions?
Over the past year, I've really learned what it means to be more discriminating with my love and myself. I'm a creature of happiness, love & more love, but that can really lead to being taken advantage of sometimes. I loved a little too easily, accepted a little too intimately and felt the backlash.
I think the lesson to learn is not to close my heart or harden myself, but to reserve my efforts for those that reciprocate them equally.
That being said, I'm pretty sure these cute things would love my back just as hard:
Good morning!! One thing I've come to really love & look forward to on lazy mornings is my big mug of tea (mug is actually that big!) & catching up on things in the blogosphere. Before the weekend starts, I just want to share some of the interesting blogs that I've been following:
Miss Mitsu at Universal-Doll as a great post on the Mori Girl trend and how it can translate into Mori Gyaru. I love her step-by-step breakdown of how to achieve the look, and really love her outfit post towards the end (such a stylish doll, that Mitsu ♥). Check her out, and if you really want some good reading, delve into her archives!
After being a longtime follower of her youtube channel, I've finally stumbled upon Catalina's blog. She recently reviewed Viva Glam Cyndi, and inspired me to go out and purchase it. I've been looking for a subtle everyday shade to wear, and it is actually pretty close to my HG everyday color (my coloring is much darker than hers).
I recently stumbled upon PinkSugarIchigo through my lovely friend *Val*. She's very cute & posted some really cute coordinates & eyemakeup. I'm looking forward to keeping up with her blog!
In that same breath, I also found the lovely Diamond Gals Circle. Such lovely ladies with amazing style! Love their style updates & how each of them has such a great take on gal.
My friend Sharon recently started a food blog, where she videos her cooking technique and tasting adventures. Her meatballs look tasty (>_<), and I'm looking forward to more of her posts.