Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Zootopia - Cute Finds ♥

Hello cuties! I just watched the new Disney movie Zootopia and I fell in LOVE~! ♥ I won't post any spoilers, but it's a really good film and I highly recommend you watch it if you have the chance! As soon as I watched the film, I was searching for cute Zootopia themed finds. I found a few and I'm going to share them with you, today!






















Use the promo code "PastelCutie" at checkout for 10% off when you spend $30.00+ 




Use the promo code "PastelCutie" at checkout for 10% off when you spend $30.00+ 




That's all for today~! I hope you enjoyed this post and found cute things! As always, thanks for reading. Love you.


Bye Bye! ♥

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Updated: Where I Buy My Wigs ♥

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Hello! It's been a while since I've written anything that I felt was worth writing. Here is a highly requested post about where I buy my wigs. I've been wearing wigs for 4+ years now so, things have changed. I'm actually pretty sure where I buy my wigs changes every year or so! I also wear lacefront wigs now so, I thought it was time for an update~!


First, there's the obvious places. When I say obvious I mean, you probably know of or have heard of them before. The first is Dolluxe. (Also known as Gothic Lolita wigs, Rockstar Wigs etc.) I'm mentioning them because I do still wear their wigs regularly. I don't purchase from them anymore for various reasons. Mostly because I can get good quality elsewhere for cheaper.


The wig pictured above is from Rockstar Wigs. The tip I'm going to give is to do your research. Even if someone who's experienced with wigs like myself gives you a recommendation. When it comes to individual companies, people have different experiences and opinions. The companies values may not reflect your own, as well.


Another place that I feel the need to mention is Lockshop Wigs. I don't buy my wigs from here, anymore. But I wear my Lockshop wigs often. Some of them I've worn so much they're a frizzy mess! Haha You've probably heard of them before. They're known for selling beautiful high quality wigs. I know a little while back they had some security issues but, hopefully that's all sorted now. I've been wanting to purchase more wigs from Lockshop but, I'm used to wearing lace front wigs these days. Oh! They also have a USA website now which I have linked above!


Now, let's talk about why you're really here. You want to know where I buy my lace front wigs. Before I start, let me say that I get my lacefront wigs a lot cheaper than what a lot of retailers are selling them for. A lace front can be up to $150 which is understandable if it's made of real human hair but, the wigs I buy are synthetic. (not real!) So, I really don't feel comfortable paying that much.


The wigs that I buy are from eBay or Amazon. Both are made up of individual sellers. Which means, any and every experience you have is different based on the seller that you are purchasing from. I'm going to share with you every seller that I've purchased a wig from. I know, I know, I'm sharing my secrets.. just kidding! lol I want to help you all get the quality you deserve at a price that works for you!




First, let me give you a little bit of information on lace front wigs. They are a lit different than your standard wig. Basically, there's lace on the front of the wig that you need to cut off. The reason for this is so you can create a more natural looking hairline. The reason you don't have to cut of lace on a standard wig is because there's usually bangs that would cover your hairline, anyway. So, you need to cut it off, then style it in a way that you feel looks the most natural, or the best on you. You don't have to do something complicated to make it look natural but, sometimes I like to braid it in the front yo hide the hairline and make it look more appealing. Just play around with it and try different things to see what you like!


Here's the interesting part that you all have been waiting for! Sellers! I will show you the sellers names and a link to the seller. Most of these sellers carry a lot of the same products so, if you can find a wig with one, check another one!


The first seller is 0hk1826. I've purchased from this seller more than once. Both times I've had really good experiences. This was the first seller I purchased a lace front wig from and is basically what made me fall in love with them!


The second seller I've purchased from is 7692807. I purchased my pink lace front from this seller and it was really cute! Though, since it doesn't have dark roots it's harder to style to look more natural because I have dark hair so, keep that in mind if you have darker hair, too!


The last seller that I've purchased from is called K'ryssma. They have such beautiful wigs! 

Those are all of the sellers that I purchase my lace front wigs from. Some wigs are harder to style than others but, I need to remind myself that I am still new to lace front wigs and to now get discouraged. Same goes for you! If you can't get a lace front to look right, it probably just need to be styled in a different way. you can also google something along the lines of "How to Make a Lace Front Wig Look Natural". There's tons and tons of tutorials and youtube videos that help with making your wig look as natural as possible.

Anyway, I hope this helps you all find lovely wigs! Let me know down below in the comments if you have any questions and I will try my best to answer them.

Thank you so much! As always, much love.

p.s. I also get asked a lot if I have an Amazon wishlist, I made a new one which you can find here. Anyway, thank you for reading! Love you! ♥

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tokyo Otaku Mode April Coupon ♥


Hello cuties! Tokyo Otaku Mode was kind enough to give me a coupon for all of you~! ♥ I wanted to make a blog post in case you frequent this blog more often than my tumblr. Let's get right to it~


Don't sleep on this deal! You can use my coupon code "PastelcutieApril" for 10% off any item in the TOM Premium Shop~! 



This coupon code is only valid until April 30th so, take advantage of it while the coupon is still active~ Because who doesn't love getting their J-fashion items, plushies, figures and all the things they love at a discount, right?


This message was brought to you
 by Isabelle (just kidding~!)

Just a reminder, the code is

PastelcutieApril 

for 10% off any items in the TOM Premium Shop until April 30th!


SHOP UR FAVES


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I GOT SCAMMED? ~ Mercari App Review ♥


Hello cuties~! This isn't click bait, I actually got scammed. Let me tell you how. So, basically I read about this app called Mercari on twitter. It's basically a similar app to Depop Market. By that I mean, you can buy other people's things for less than retail. I found out about this app and read that I could buy Brand New makeup for less than retail. I thought it was too good to be true but, I decided to order, anyway. 


The first item I ordered was a Stila Bronzer. This bronzer retails for about $34 (according to my sister) and as you can see, I bought it for $14, shipped. The item was advertised as new by the seller. When it arrived, I could tell it was either slightly used, or swatched. Though, it appeared used. I sadly do not have photos of this because I got a new phone and lost all of my photos. But, I decided to disinfect it and give the seller a poor rating instead of reporting it because it wasn't THAT big of a deal to be considering the price. Also, as a note in the photos it did not appear used. Though, the photos are low-res. So, that was my first experience with shopping with Mercari. 


I decided to give Mercari another shot, the deals were  too good to pass up. This time I was more careful and examined the photos, had my friend look at the photos, and checked the seller ratings. All of the ratings were positive and my friends gave me positive reassurance so, I went ahead and ordered what I thought was the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. 



I purchased this item which was advertised as authentic by the seller. When I got it, it didn't smell as strong as I heard it did. (This palette is meant to be chocolate scented.) The palette still smelt sweet to me so, I figured maybe this palette was a year old which is why I got it for so cheap. It was being sold for $34 plus shipping. I wasn't under the impression that the product was a fake. I actually didn't even know Too Faced fakes existed. The differences are very subtle which is why I didn't notice.

  

I went to Sephora yesterday and I saw the Too Faced Chocolate Bar in person. The shades seemed a lot more pigmented and shimmery in person. So, when I got home I examined my pallete. I swatched one of the shades that I remember being shimmery and mine weren't as pigmented. This lead me to do research on how to tell a Real Too Faced Palette vs. a Fake Palette. There are very subtle differences. The palette itself is a little bit lighter tone of brown and the "Chocolate Bar" text on the bottom corner is a more true gold. My palette is dark and the gold appears to be sort of washed out. 


What really threw me off was the fake (bottom) has an authentication code. I compared it to my Too Faced Bon Bons Palette (top) and they both have a code so, I figured it couldn't possibly be fake. 


What really convinced me that I had bought a fake is the next thing I noticed. My Bons Bons palette has an authentication code on the back near the bottom corner.


I compared my Bon Bons palette to the fake Chocolate Bar and as you can see, there is no code on the back. At this point in my examination I realized that I did in fact purchase a fake, The differences are so subtle that being someone who has never owned this product or had seen it in person until yesterday, couldn't recognize. Once I confirmed that the product I had purchased was indeed a fake, at first I felt a little sad for not realizing. But, the differences are so subtle that had I not done researh, I wouldn't have known.


In conclusion, based on my experience, I will not be purchasing from the Mercari app again. I am not going to discredit the app entirely since, it's made up of various sellers who may or may not be reliable, I wouldn't know. But, I would say that when buying makeup or anything second-hand online, be careful! Do research, read reviews, and if it seems too good to be true, in this case it probably is.


I apologize for the poor quality photos. Once I made this realization I really wanted to get this blog post up as soon as possible. So, I just snapped them quickly with my phone.

As always, much love and thanks so much for reading! ♥


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Saturday, March 26, 2016

I got my dream dress? + Plushies! ♥


Hello my sweet cuties! I have some exciting news. First off, I was able to get one of my dream dresses from Angelic Pretty. I had been looking for the AP Candy Fun Fair OP in mint for over a year until a friend of mine recommended a secondhand seller to me! Luckily, I had some money saved at the time and I was able to get it! The seller was extremely friendly and I got my dress within a week or so~ Since then I could not wait to wear it! I'm going to show you all some photos today!


Here it is! The beautiful Candy Fun Fair OP in mint! I can't even tell you how excited I am to own this dress. I never thought I would own it but, I am so grateful that my dream has come true! In case you don't know, Angelic Pretty can be a little more high end than other brands. But honestly, it's so worth every penny! The shirring in the back makes it fit perfectly, and the sleeves are stretchy, as well. This dress also came with a detachable bow which, I neglected to wear because tying a lolita bow is harder than it looks.. aha The print is vibrant despite my washed out photo~ it feautres so many of my favorite things! Carousels, sweets, gummy bears, party balloons oh my.. I'm in love! So happy to finally wear lolita outside of modeling, as well. I hope to make it a semi-regular thing ^^ ♥



In case you weren't aware, sloths are my favorite animals! I posted a link to these huge sloth plushies on my tumblr [link ♥] and ever since, I have been dying to get my hands on one! I was lucky enough to receive the Namakemono no Mikke Mattari Hi Plush Collection from Tokyo Otaku Mode


There are two types of this plushie. The first type is Mikke (brown plush) and the second type is Momoko (pink). These plushies are Big as described and super soft! You can purchase these plushies separately or as a set! If you purchase these plushies as a set you get a free mini plushie (randomly selected)!


This is the mini plushie that I received with my set and I am so happy I got this one because I was actually looking at it yesterday on the site and I thought it was THE CUTEST! I love the pastel yellow color, too!


Ultimately, I am very happy with thee plushies! I actually buy many of my plushies from TOM so, I knew to expect good quality, as always! They're also really affordable honestly and as a set, it's an even greater deal! If you love sloths as much as I do, I highly recommend you purchase these cuties!



Also, if you're a fan of Japanese fashion, you should really check out TOM. They have many official brand items from popular J-fashion brands like Milklim, Swankiss, KOKOkim, Bonbon21, Listen Flavor and more!

You can view my recommendations page 


Which plushie is your favorite? Mikke or Momoko? Let me know down below in the comments!

As always, thank you so much for reading. I hope you have a super fantastic day!