Sunday, June 24, 2012

Nails are cute

As I am gathering and starting to pack up for my flight and Anime Expo, the last couple of details come into mind, and that detail is how am I going to wear my nails the entire weekend.

I don't get acrylic/fake nails done so I have my natural nails or nail tips to decorate. And I've also been looking at some designs that I could do easily.

Adorable Hearts Tutorial
I really think these are cool and show a neat step by step example of how to do it. I may try it some time soon but probably not for AX. My dress I don't think would look good with hearts.

Monarch Wings with China Glaze
Now this is more that I'm talking about, I love the monarch wings. I even more like the idea of not using the conventional orange color... And it gives me another reason to buy another China Glaze nail polish. I'm thinking of doing a light pink color for the wings because it has to match melty chocolate and the spring theme I'll be going for at the Misako tea party. I'll most likely be using nail chips for it, since I'd rather have a longer nail instead of my tiny fingernails for right now. The only small problem with the design is the nail chips I have are rounded and not squared like in the picture. It shouldn't be too bad though, I think it will turn out just as lovely.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Got ticket for second Misako party

I was able to snatch up a ticket for the second Misako tea party that was happening on later on in the day 5:30pm-7:00pm and I'm quite excited.

The only thing left to do is figure out what I'm going to wear. I am probably leaning towards wearing my Melty Chocolate dress since it's really more nice than most of my dresses and I can wear my tea party shoes with them as well. Probably won't be wearing a wig though, since I'm planning to wear my Liz Claiborne hat. I'm trying to go for a more Otome/summer theme, since Misako wears a lot of more toned down dresses and styles outside of magazines.

To be a bit honest and a little bit truthful, I kind of feel bad for my Melty Chocolate dress... I wear it too much. It was the first piece I bought after I sold all of my lolita clothes. But I fell in love with it and paid a pretty penny for it as well.
Angelic Pretty's Melty Chocolate
I know it's stupid to be sentimental about this dress, but I can't help but feel it. There are a lot of memories along with this dress. It does mean a lot to me.

Do you ever feel sentimental about things? I wonder if it's just an age thing, or am I just really being nostalgic.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My secret love affair with Moi Meme Moitie

Ever since I started lolita fashion, I have always loved Moi Meme Moitie. But for the longest time, I couldn't hardly wear any of it, except for the "Iron Gate" and a few full shirred pieces.

But as of recently, Moi Meme Moitie has been putting out more shirred pieces, for what reason I have no idea, but I want to get one. And I want my first piece to be the new stained glass print that's out.

Cathedral Print by Moi Meme Moitie
Though I couldn't find a picture of the long sleeved one, but I really want this one so badly. I know a lot of people don't like it. But I really like how it fades into the colors and I can't help but love it, it's so cheesy. Shame is that it's probably going to cost me about $550 to buy it, but if I save and not spend my money on frivolous things (which is a lot of stuff) and just pay my bills and such, I should be able to get my hands on it pretty soon.

If not, there are lots of other dresses that I love that I can buy. So it's not a big deal, but it's just kind of hard to get something of Moitie's since they tend to sell out a bit quickly.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Aperture Cookies

Tomorrow I should be receiving my order for my Portal 2 cookie cutters.
Portal cookie cutters
Now I don't really bake cookies, or even enjoy them in general but I'm so excited for them, I will probably bake tasty cookies with them. Something that I can for sure decorate though. Most likely sugar cookies or another basic recipe that can take frosting rather well.

I can't wait to get off work tomorrow and come home to a big package... A package with portal-tastic cookie cutters inside.
Just look at those cute companion cube and turret
I'm going to make a ton of turrets and companion cubes. Because they're my favorite. Going to bring some to AX with me for my friends. Because after not seeing them in a long time, I think the best thing to do is have cookies with your best friends.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Anime Expo disapointments and guest of honor

Right now as Anime Expo approaches, I've got mixed feelings about the whole thing. First we'll get the negative out of the way first.

The musical guests, right now musical guests are rather weak sauce, but not only that, they're now charging WAY more than last year. Also last year was Miku and Kalafina at both $8 a piece in venues outside of AX. Nokia theater and the little Nokia one nearby.

This year they're going to be in the convention center, and you'll pay anywhere between $20-$40 per ticket. Now this really cheeses me off for a few reasons, mainly the HUGE price difference from last year and the fact that they're making it in the convention center. I'm not paying a minimum of $20 to go see an artist in a convention center.


Now for the good stuff.

Lolita model, Misako Aoki will be coming to AX and hosting all the fashion shows and a teaparty!
Misako Aoki in Casual lolita
I'm super excited for this. The more I think about it, I think I will try to attend the teaparty and then go to the fashion shows. I think it would be a great experience, one that I've not really been to doing before. So I'll probably go.

But at the same time I have a few phobias about the whole group/teaparty thing. Though most of it has to deal with my weight. I'm not insecure with knowing that I'm fat or whatnot, but I fear that because of my weight, I feel that people will snub me off or make offhanded comments about me. It's happened before with other lolitas so the fear is still there.

And then the fact that I probably won't have a beautiful coordination in sweet lolita or whatnot. I've only bought one new dress this year because I can't really find things I want and keep to it (and it's a gothic dress) so I've got that against me. All I have is my Melty Chocolate, Princess Drop and Fairy Princess dresses.

I'll probably make coordinations with them and see what would be the best for me to wear. But gosh... So much stress so soon to convention time. So very anxious and yet... So very worried.