Monday, November 26, 2012

100 Lolita Questionaire: 41 - 50


41. What kind of lace do you prefer?
I love patterned lace and tulle lace and also the big crocheted lace you can find on some Btssb and AP cardigans.

42. Do you have a doll? Tell us about her.
No but I want to buy all of the collaboration BJD's with Lolita brands xD But I don't think I will start soon to collect them because they are so expensive. My favourite one is Sucre:

43. What's inside your Lolita bag?
Lot's of make up because I "sometimes" oversleep and have to finish my styling in the train xD And of course Hello Kitty mobile phone, Hello Kitty nose tissues, iPod, money for food (like all Lolitas I also have no time to breakfast xD) and something to drink.

44. What is your favourite flower?
Roses!!! Pattern, candy, soap, I love it all!
I love this candy but you can only buy it in France and Belgium... at least I haven't found it in Germany yet!

45. Right now, what is your favourite accessory?
My pink hat, because it's cold outside, I don't have to do any special hair-do (because I just can't do them xD) and it still looks cute and matches to my outfits!

46. Do you use any specific make-up brand? Tell us about it.
When I buy make-up I don't look for specific brands, I just search everywhere until I find what I want. But I like MAC very much, it's a bit expensive but worth the price! (Btw if you want to make cheap bargains I recommend http://mac-cosmetics.livejournal.com/).

47. Do you use false eyelashes?
Yes! For me I look definitly better on pictures with fake lashes and I also think, if you wear heavy make up and flashy outfits, it looks better for everyone ^^ I have a ton at home but most of them are unused xD

48. What is your typical eye makeup ?
I try to make my eyes look bigger, basically I follow this tutorial: Klick <3 But I nearly always wear pink eyeshadow!

49. What lip color do you prefer?
Pink! I have around 15 lipsticks and lip glosses in all shades of pink. And I still don't have enough xD

50. How do you do your nails?
Usually I use clear polish with glitter in it, but for Lolita I match the color to my outfit.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Did I forgot to post about my own meet-up?

Answer: Noooo xD

I was just too lazy, because... well... the meet-up wasn't seriously the best... I think it was the worst I've ever attended xD I can say this because I organized it xD
The meet-up was on 1st November, and it was Halloween themed. We wanted to visit a ruin, and we planned it 2 month before, but then a few days before I found out that the ruin was closed that day! But we decided to go there anyway because the buildings around the ruin are also pretty. When I woke up in the morning, I thought "Yay it doesn't rain and it isn't that cold, perfect!" but when we arrived at the ruin, it started to rain like hell and it didn't stopped! It was also very cold and windy. I was really surprised that still 35 people came, I think if I weren't the organizer I would have probably stayed at home xD We wanted to take pictures for 1,5 hours but we reduced it to 40min xD When we wanted to take pictures in front of the pretty buildings around the ruin, a really unfriendly old bitch came and shouted at us that we should leave because this was property of the church etc. Yes there was a church but could we know that the whole street belonged to the church? Nooo! But we found some trees and bushes so we took our outfit pictures there xD
Then we drove to the Cafe. It was nice but the waiters seemed to be overwhelmed with our group. Also they didn't bought enough milk so only a few people could order hot chocolate... I mean we reserved for 40 people over 2 weeks before, shouldn't a CAFE have tons of milk in the kitchen anyway??? And the best thing was, the waiters booked all orders at one bill... so when nearly everyone paid and some people already left and took the train back, a waiter told me that 2 items weren't paid yet, but they didn't belonged to the remaining people. But he told us that we still have to pay the items X_X Well I didn't really thought much in this situation, now I think I just should have blamed the Cafe for their fault but on that day, 2 friends were so nice to pay the items. On the same evening I wrote to all people about the situation, but OF COURSE nobody has answered yet and I don't think they will ever do.

The meet-up ended pretty soon, I think after 3-4 hours? Yes we spent a long time at the Cafe, at least everyone seemed to have much fun at the Cafe talking with old and new friends!

Although it rained, I still managed to get a nice picture of my outfit and it looks like the sun is shining xD





Wednesday, November 14, 2012

BB-Cream whitening effect: yay or nay?

BB-Cream is the newest trend, everybody is talking about it! I also ordered one of the fabolous creams from Korea and I'm very satisfied with mine. BB-Cream is usually hyped as an all-in-one wonder: moisturizer, foundation, anti-spots, anti-aging, whitenig effect... since I never use all of this products except foundation, the all-in-one feature isn't important for me, but I like the fact that BB-Cream hides rednesses like foundation, but feels like a moisturizer and is easy to apply! And once it is dried, it feels like you had never put anything on your face!

Now comes th big "but": The whitening effect! I think most people can imagine that bleaching your skin isn't healthy and can cause great skin irritations. When I bought my BB-Cream, I wasn't sure about the fact if it really contains bleaching or if whitening just mean "it's a light color and since it hides impurities, your skin looks fresher and brighter". So I informed myself about the ingredients and I want to share my results:

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Arbutin

Nearly every BB-Cream contains Arbutin, and it is really hard to find a good one without it. Arbutin is not a bleach, it just prevents the skin from tanning. When UV-beams hit the skin, it begins to produce Melanin, which is a dark pigment and the natural sun mechanism of the skin. But Arbutin stops this producing, so you simply don't get tanned. Because now the skin is more sensitive against UV-beams, the BB-Creams contain sunscreen (of course also to avoid getting tanned anyway or getting wrinkles).

Now the second fact is, that Arbutin can be converted into Hydrochinon by your skin flora, which was a often-used skin bleach, but caused great skin damages - so it is now forbidden for bleaching creams in many countries (as a side note, it is still used for medical purposes). Futhermore, Arbutin works the same way like Hydrochonin, that's why people are concerned about it.
But in the end, the main problem is that at this stage, it's just not well researched how harmful Arbutin really is if you use it long-term. Don't be afraid, you won't get immediately skin damage from using BB-Creams in the short-term, but since it is very hyped now and usually, if women find the perfect foundation she will stick to it her whole life, I just wanted to share this information, so you know what you are using.

For me, I decided to use my BB-Cream not so often anymore. I don't want to waste it but when my tube gets empty, I will search for creams without whitening effect - if you have any tips please tell me :)

Do you use BB-Cream? What do you think about the whitening effect? Write me a comment! <333

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Milky Berrys first and last visit


Last Saturday we had a little meet up again. We visited a cafe named "Milky Berry" -  yes like the Angelic Pretty print, and the best thing was that my friend Loopy owns this dress! The cafe owner remembered us from the last time and was really excited by the dress, but then he told us that the cafe will change its name in 2 days :( So we were one of the last guests of Milky Berry, and I think the best styled xD

Btw we also thought about a name for our group... our best idea was "Berry Bonns" (because of Berry and we meet often in Bonn, you know xD) but I'm not that satisfied with it... do you have some suggerstions? xD



 Our colorful shakes and hot chocolates

 And our rice puddings with caramel sauce, strawberries, white chocolate sauce and chocolate rasps

"I'm hungry, where is my rice pudding?!"


 Isn't Loopys style awesome???




Just me goofin' around...

Okay and now a pretty picture Loopy took with her awesome camera :D

Thank you for reading and please leave a comment if you liked my post~ <333

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lolita Blog Carnival: What's on my Lolita Playlist

Hello hello ♫♪

When I dress up in Lolita, I always hear Lolita-ish music (that's why I'm so slow to get ready because I start to concentrate at the music and stop to do my make up - without recognizing it xD). Here are my favourites songs:

♪ Kerli ~ Walking on air ♪

♪ Jay Chou ~ Princess Syndrome ♪

♪ 卓亞君-洛麗塔Lolita ♪

♪ Lolita KompleX ~ Les Marionettes ♪

♪ Nana Kitade ~ Kiss or Kiss ♪

♪ Emilie Autumn ~ Marry me ♪

 ♪ Rin Oikawa ~ She said ♪

 ♪ Kanon Wakeshima ~ Lolitawork Libretto ♪

 ♪ Malice Mizer ~ Saikai No Chi To Bara ♪

 ♪ Kokosyoku Sumire ~ Alice in the underground ♪
 
 ♪ Kyary Pamyu Pamyu ~ Candy Candy ♪


I hope you liked my music selection. Please check out the other blogs who participated in this week's Blog Carnival:
Hello BattyEmily stranger and strangerPäivänvarjon allaLe BoudoirKirakirashoujoGeishababyRamble RoriSweet Lolita DollSweet and SimpleSwirly purple&green CrayonsParfait DollLa Petite PrincessCommercially AlternativeLe Pop PrincessFantasia Doll House DiarysPalace of Frills


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