Friday, July 17, 2015

Swankiss Dreamy Book~ ♥


Hello cuties! I hope you are well. I recently recieved the Swankiss Dreamy Book from Tokyo Otaku Mode~! Swankiss is one of my favorite J-fashion brands so, I really fortunate to own such an amazing mag. There are so many beautiful photos so, I thought I would show you some of my favorite photos. Please note that these photos were taken with my iPhone so, I hope the quality isn't too bad! I hope you enjoy it~


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As you can see, there are tons and tons of beautiful fashion photos to look at as well as makeup tutorials, and more! It's such an amazing mag and I am so lucky to own it!


Some J-fashion mags come with freebees like tote bags and things like that! The Swankiss Dreamy Book came with a very cute lilac swan tote bag that features roses, a bow, and the Swankiss logo. It's a very cute bag although, it doesn't fit much~

Anyway~ That's it for my Swankiss Dreammy Book ♥ blog post. I didn't want to show you guys everything in the book in case you want to get one of your own~ 

It's sold out right now but, they will be re-stocking soon. I will be sure to let you guys know when it is re-stocked!

In the mean time, there are tons of really cute this on the Tokyo Otaku Mode website. Please, check it out!

As always, thanks for reading. Love you~ 



Tuesday, July 14, 2015

J-Fashion Breakdown ♥

Hello everyone! It's been a little while since my last post so, I thought I'd write something fun and cute this time! Tokyo Otaku Mode had a really cute and fun breakdown on Japanese fashion and I thought that I could share it with you. It could possibly be helpful for those of you who want to get into J-fashion or just want to learn a little bit more about the different types of J-fashion.


The first J-fashion style that I'm going to be introducing to you all is Himekaji. "Himekaji" comes from the words "Princess" (Hime) and "Casual" (-kaji). This look is a more toned down, princess inspired version of popular Gyrau. fashion. This style is very feminine and has a romantic feel to it.~ Perfect for any everyday princess in your life~ A few popular Himekaji brands include the well-known Liz Lisa brand, Pinkymika, Tralala, DreamV, Penderie, and Ank Rouge. Interested in Himekaji and don't know where to start? That's okay! Tokyo Otaku Mode has various Himekaji clothes, shoes, and accessories! [Click me! ♥] Also, my friend Emiiichan is one of my favorite Himekaji gals. You can read her Himekaji Style Basics Guide blog post here! ♥


The next J-fashion style that I am very happy to introduce you to is Fairy Kei! Fairy Kei consists of dreamy pastels and hints of retro 80's pop imagery (such as Barbie). This style is perfect for those of you who are young at heart! This style is very playful, fun and is deffinately one of my fashion J-fashion styles. A few opular Faisy Kei brands include Milklim, Swankiss, Spank!, Candy Stripper, and Swimmer. Interested in Fairy Kei and don't know where to start? That's okay! Tokyo Otaku Mode has various Fairy Kei clothes, shoes, and accessories! [Click me! ♥] Also, my lovely friend Pastel Cubes is an avid Fairy Kei enthusist and has tons of Fairy Kei resources on her blog. Pastel Cubes Blog ◕‿-。


There are so so so many different sub-styles that make up Harajuku fashion. You can stick to one, or mix various styles! It's all up to you~ The example shown is a very vibrant example of Harajuku fashion but, not all genres of Harajuku fashion are bright like this. There's many other sub-styles (cult party kei for example). A few popular Harajuku fashion brands are Listen Flavor, 6% Doki Doki, Bubbles,  and KOKOkim. Intersted in Harajuku fashion and don't know where to start? That's okay! Tokyo Otaku Mode has various Fairy Kei clothes, shoes, and accessories! [Click me! ♥] Also, my friend Prince is one of the most inspirational Harajuku fashion enthusists that I know and has tons of cute stuff on their blog~ Prince's Cute Revolution 


Thank you so much for reading. I hope you found this post helpful in some way~ love u 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Spreepicky Favorites ♥

It's been a while since I've written a favorites blog post so, today I am going to be doing a small favorites post for Spree Picky

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You can also use the code "pastel cutie" at checkout for 10% off your order when you spend $30.00+ 


Happy shopping!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Holley Tea Time Review + Photoshoot ♥


Hello my loves! Today I am going to be reviewing one of my favorite indie brands/shops! I'm really excited!! I'm going to be revewing an online shop called Holley Tea Time. You've probably heard of it before but, if you haven't, HTT is a popular indie brand that makes pastel/kawaii/fairy kei fashion and accessories. I feel very fortunate to be able to work closely with Holley and the HTT brand. What I love most about Holley Tea Time is, Holley offers all different sizes; ranging from XS - 3XL which is super amazing because plus size cutesy fasion is hard to come by. Anyway~ onto the review!


The first item that I will be reviewing today is the Saturn's Wish Crop Top in Black. As I mentioned before, this top is available in sizes XS-3XL and is also availible in a variety of colors! This crop top is made from very soft and comfortable meterial. The design on the top is very vibrant (even more vibrant than the photo!) and colorful.


This crop topdesign features many stars, pastel planets and shooting stars as well as the HTT logo. This design is very cute and very pastel I love it so much! The design is a lot darket/colorful in real life! I'm really happy with this crop top~



I was also sent many cute accesories including this Iredescent Fantasy Wishing Star Necklace. This necklace features an iredecent star on a sulver chain. It's very sparkly and pretty in person. This necklace is pretty sturdy but, it is handmade so, I will do my very best to take good care of it as handmade items require gentle care.


The clasp on the necklace is very simple and easy to use. I didn't have any issues with the clasp getting stuck or anything like that! Which is very good because sometimes they can be tricky...


Here I am wearing the Saturn's Wish Crop Top in Black and the Iredescent Fantasy Wishing Star Necklace. The crop top is very comfortable and I am extremely satisfied with it. It's such a cute design and it fits my space babe aesthetic hehe. The necklace is very cute! The only issue I had with it is my wig kept getting caught on it which can happen sometimes. Other than that I am happy with it and have no major complaints!


Next I am going to be reviewing the Saturn's Wish Black Skater Skirt. This skirt features the same design as the crop top I mentioned previously. The crop top is made from a softer, brighter meterial than the skirt because Holley changed manufacures. In my opinion, the new meterial is a lot better than the previous one but visually, there isn't that much of a difference! The set still matches, thankfully! 



The skirt is available in sizes XS - 3XL and has an elastic waistband for a comfortable fit. The fabric itself can also stretch a lot so, it is very comfortable. This skirt is a bit longer than a like my skirts usually but, it's a nice length. It's about the length of a standard lolita skirt. This isn't required but, I decided to wear petticoats with mine to give the skirt a better shape and it was a lot cuter that way in my opinion!



Lastly, I recieved these cute rings and pins! One is a sparkly heart ring and the other is a black bat which is super cute! They're made of resin so they are very sturdy and good quality. However, they are handmade so, they require extra care. These rings are not listed in the shop, unfortunately... but there are many many cute, pastel rings in Holley's Shop. Please check them out~! ^^

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There are so many fun/cute designs on Holley's website. Her items are such good quality and I am satisfied with my items! You should deffinately check out her shop.

You can also use the code "Pastel-Cutie" at checkout for 10% off your order~! 


Happy Shopping!

Thanks for reading love u 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Uniqso Circle Lenses and Wig Review ♥

Hello everyone! It's been sooo long since I've written a review and I apologize for that! Sometimes life just gets really crazy and I end up neglecting my blog ;; but~ I will try to be more active in the future! Today, I am going to be reviewing a pair of sponsored circle lenses and a wig from Uniqso. I know a lot of you were curious about the quality of their wigs, so I'm going to do this for you! ♥



The shipping took approximately 2-4 weeks to ship from Germany to the U.S.A. That is pretty average for international shipping times. It came in a plastic mailer like this and everything was wrapped safely in bubble wrap so, nothing was harmed or damaged during shipping. Please note that if you order a wig and circle lenses in the same order, they will be shipped seperately!



My lenses came in this really cute and colorful box which, I thought was a nice touch. Who doesn't love cute packaging, right? AS I mentioned before, everything was safely packaged so, although the lenses come in glass bottled they did not break during shipping, so yay!


Good news! You can order circle lenses in prescription! I have really bad vision so, prescription circle leneses give me an oppertunity to wear super cute colored contacts. Please note that circle lenses are different than regular contact lenses and require specific care and wearing instructions.


Next, I'm going to try my best to instruct how to open the bottles (through pictures!) because it can be a bit tricky. Basically, there is an arrow on the side of the bottle right below the cap. What you need to do is push the cap up where the arrow is.


Once you do that, your bottle should look like the photo above. 


Next, you're going to twist the cap in a circular motion to twist the medal part off. Once you do that, you will be left with the rubber bit on the top and you can just take that right off.


And you're done! I'm sorry if I couldn't explain well, there are tons of tutorials on how to open these tricky bottles on YouTube as well~


The lenses that I am going to review for you all today are Dolly Eye Starry Grey. I picked these lenses because I was looking for a really nice pair of grey lenses that look more natural. These lenses are pretty small. They're only 14.8mm which, is about the size of my normal eyes. These lenses aren't ideal for enlarging your eyes for a doll effect. But, they're great if you want natural looking grey lenses. 

Circle lenses must be soaked in all purpose contact lens solution for at least 8 hours before wearing. Circle lenses are not meant for everyday use. Always handle your circle lenses with clean hands and always clean the lenses with contact lens solution after wearing. Your eyes are precious, please take good care of them!


The Dolly Eye Starry Eye Grey circle lenses are so beautiful and I am very pleased with them, physically. They're two-toned so, they blend in really well with my brown eyes whih I love. However, unfortunately they are not very comfortable for me. While wearing them, my eyes get a bit irritated here and there which is a bit uncomfortable. I think it has to do with the size of the lenses because I usually wear larger ones and I find they don't move around as much. 

These lenses should last 12 months unless worn often then it is recommended to toss them after 3-4 months.

Ratings

Color: /5

Size: /5

Enlargement: /5

Comfort: /5


Now onto the wig! I got a lot of questions on my tumblr asking if I had ever bought a wig from Uniqso and I hadn't bought one before. But, I was also curious about the quality of their wigs since they have a wide selection of styles for reasonable prices.



The wig that I chose to review for you guys was the Uta No Prince Sama - Ringo Tsukimiya Cosplay Wig. I picked this wig because I loved the beautiful colors and style.


This wig is a bright pink color with a darker shade of pink mixed in. It's layered so, it's light pink on the top and dark pink on the bottom. The colors are very bright and vibrant which is what I love. I also really like the waves/curls in the wig~


The netting on the inside of the wig is good quality. I have no complaints with the inside of the wig. 



However, on the top/front of the wig a lot of the lace was showing. It doesn't look that great, at all. I wasn't sure if it was meant to be that way or if it was a manufactioring error. So, I contacted customer service, told them my issue with the wig, and they happily sent me another one. However, the new wig they sent was more or less the same. I then decided to cut the fringe of the wig and make blunt bangs. That way I wouldn't let the wig go to waste and I could still wear it. Once I cut the bangs, the wig looked sooo much better and I was very pleased with it!


The inside has hooks so that you can adjust the wig to fir your head. Simply put the hooks in the loops to make it tighter/loose. 


I cut the fringe of the wig myself (first time ever) and I was sooo pleased with the results! The wig looks absolutely beautiful now and I amvery very happy with it! Once I cut the bangs, I have no complaints. If you are intersted in this wig, I'd advise you to cut the fringe as well.


I love love love this wig so much. It's very beautiful and although I had some issues with the front of the wig, it was an easy fix and I'm satisfied with it now. I'm also greatful for their really nice and professional customer service, I would recommend this wig if you are willing to cut the fringe/style it yourself. Otherwise, the wig isn't going to look as good, in my opinion. I honestly love the blunt bangs on this wig!

Ratings

Quality: /5

Style: /5

Color: /5

You can also use the code "PASTEL" at checkout for a discount on your purchase! 


I hope you enjoyed this review and I hope to see you all here on my blog again, soon! Thanks so much for reading, love you~ 


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