The life, style, and derp of a small-town girl. Dress-up misadventures, crafting frustrations, and little obsessions can be found here.

This blog is full of my face. You have been warned.

 

Brunette Transformation!
When I look at my shots and see my black eyebrows under other natural-colored wigs (brown, blond, ginger), I get really annoyed. I know the cosplay-friendly method of coloring brows, but it ends up looking too fake on me. :( it doesn’t bother most people, I guess, but it bothered me.
I’ve been looking for eyebrow mascaras that would show up against black hair and provide good coverage. I’ve used eyelash mascaras on my eyebrows before, but none of the browns I’ve tried would work on me.
Mentioned in a previous post that transformation is my hobby, and I like doing new things, whether big or small, that work towards improving how I look for my cosplays or fashion shoots. I used the Dolly Wink eyebrow mascara for this look, but it came out lighter than I expected, so I layered it with regular brown to achieve a chocolate-y brown to go with my wig. I’ll do a review on it soonish, I guess. I just had to try this look to make sure it would work for this weekend’s shoot. :D
A simple transformation that does make a big difference.
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Brunette Transformation!

When I look at my shots and see my black eyebrows under other natural-colored wigs (brown, blond, ginger), I get really annoyed. I know the cosplay-friendly method of coloring brows, but it ends up looking too fake on me. :( it doesn’t bother most people, I guess, but it bothered me.

I’ve been looking for eyebrow mascaras that would show up against black hair and provide good coverage. I’ve used eyelash mascaras on my eyebrows before, but none of the browns I’ve tried would work on me.

Mentioned in a previous post that transformation is my hobby, and I like doing new things, whether big or small, that work towards improving how I look for my cosplays or fashion shoots. I used the Dolly Wink eyebrow mascara for this look, but it came out lighter than I expected, so I layered it with regular brown to achieve a chocolate-y brown to go with my wig. I’ll do a review on it soonish, I guess. I just had to try this look to make sure it would work for this weekend’s shoot. :D

A simple transformation that does make a big difference.

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I’m a happy kid today!
I’m doing a shoot this weekend, and I got new lenses for it! :D I’ve had these lenses before, feels nice to be reunited with this design again. I don’t find a lot of circle lenses that show up well against really dark-colored eyes, so these have been on my “would get again” list. I’ll review them later on when I get better pics XD
And ahuuu, I feel like such a kid with the Minnie Mouse ears. I love these! Even though I probably tower over the original target market of Disney merchandise. XD I want to run around another Disney park soon.
Love,Vanessa
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I’m a happy kid today!

I’m doing a shoot this weekend, and I got new lenses for it! :D I’ve had these lenses before, feels nice to be reunited with this design again. I don’t find a lot of circle lenses that show up well against really dark-colored eyes, so these have been on my “would get again” list. I’ll review them later on when I get better pics XD

And ahuuu, I feel like such a kid with the Minnie Mouse ears. I love these! Even though I probably tower over the original target market of Disney merchandise. XD I want to run around another Disney park soon.

Love,
Vanessa

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Cranky Cupcake
It’s April 1, and people are posting all their “pranks” online. People are suddenly “in a relationship” or “getting married” or “pregnant.” I don’t know about you, but I feel like it’s disrespectful to joke about those things because they’re things that people actually have as part of their reality. :(
Here, have a picture of me being a cranky cupcake.
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Photography by: JR Madrasto
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Cranky Cupcake

It’s April 1, and people are posting all their “pranks” online. People are suddenly “in a relationship” or “getting married” or “pregnant.” I don’t know about you, but I feel like it’s disrespectful to joke about those things because they’re things that people actually have as part of their reality. :(

Here, have a picture of me being a cranky cupcake.

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Photography by: JR Madrasto

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Off to work!
I work as an executive assistant at a real estate brokerage, so I’m not always stuck in the office anymore! Gonna look at a couple of properties today.
P.S. Snobby dog is snobby! She’s such a princess.
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Off to work!

I work as an executive assistant at a real estate brokerage, so I’m not always stuck in the office anymore! Gonna look at a couple of properties today.

P.S. Snobby dog is snobby! She’s such a princess.

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Throwback Thursday: Redhead!
I miss this wig. I still have it, and I’ve been planning to cut the fringe for goodness knows how long, but I haven’t gotten around to it. OTL 
I also miss my DSLR. It’s been out of commission for a while because I’ve been putting off bringing in the lenses for servicing. :( I should probably get that done this year.
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Throwback Thursday: Redhead!

I miss this wig. I still have it, and I’ve been planning to cut the fringe for goodness knows how long, but I haven’t gotten around to it. OTL 

I also miss my DSLR. It’s been out of commission for a while because I’ve been putting off bringing in the lenses for servicing. :( I should probably get that done this year.

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Marching to the beat of my own drum. (on LOOKBOOK.nu)
I learned early on that many of the things I’m passionate about were not… “normal.” People normally expressed confusion, sometimes even outright condescendence, at my hobbies and collections.
Theater played a major role in my childhood, it’s my first love. I guess I owe my love for the more dramatic things to that. Transformation became my hobby, something that I wanted to do even offstage. It took me years to finally start living my “mahou shoujo transformation” dreams, but I don’t think I’m giving it up for a long while.
When going with anything “unusual,” one is bound to encounter people who are against everything you do. “Why do you wear wigs? They’re gross” or “Why can’t you be normal?” are examples of what people have said to me. I don’t really like “normal,” but I don’t force other people to enjoy what I like, because I respect that people are different and will therefore like different things. I often wish I could ask the same of others.
People will fear or dislike anything that they do not know much about. If we could instead choose to learn more about these things and respect that people enjoy these, no matter how unusual these are, I think we’d all get along much better. As long as you aren’t actually hurting anybody (within reason, of course, because some people are easily offended by anything and everything), I think it would be best not to listen to the naysayers. I’ve considered giving up my hobbies before, but I’m still doing them, because they make me happy.
~ Vanessa
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Outfit breakdown on LOOKBOOK.nu
Photography by JR Madrasto
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Marching to the beat of my own drum. (on LOOKBOOK.nu)

I learned early on that many of the things I’m passionate about were not… “normal.” People normally expressed confusion, sometimes even outright condescendence, at my hobbies and collections.

Theater played a major role in my childhood, it’s my first love. I guess I owe my love for the more dramatic things to that. Transformation became my hobby, something that I wanted to do even offstage. It took me years to finally start living my “mahou shoujo transformation” dreams, but I don’t think I’m giving it up for a long while.

When going with anything “unusual,” one is bound to encounter people who are against everything you do. “Why do you wear wigs? They’re gross” or “Why can’t you be normal?” are examples of what people have said to me. I don’t really like “normal,” but I don’t force other people to enjoy what I like, because I respect that people are different and will therefore like different things. I often wish I could ask the same of others.

People will fear or dislike anything that they do not know much about. If we could instead choose to learn more about these things and respect that people enjoy these, no matter how unusual these are, I think we’d all get along much better. As long as you aren’t actually hurting anybody (within reason, of course, because some people are easily offended by anything and everything), I think it would be best not to listen to the naysayers. I’ve considered giving up my hobbies before, but I’m still doing them, because they make me happy.

~ Vanessa

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Outfit breakdown on LOOKBOOK.nu

Photography by JR Madrasto

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February Wishlist: Wigs!

I am a wig addict, I don’t think there’s any way to hide that. XD For this month’s wishlist, here are a couple of wigs from Gothic Lolita Wigs that I would love to add to my collection.

1. Classic (Wavy) - Mint [top left]
I love mint-colored things, and this wig will probably fit with a lot of my newer wardrobe pieces. I’ve also got plans for it. <3

2. Classic (Wavy) - Peachy Pink [bottom left]
I love this color! I’m not too fond of the usual light pink or deep pink, but this shade is beautiful. I’m a fan of nearly anything that’s pink, and I don’t have enough pink wigs in my collection, I think. XD

3. Baby Dollight - Minty Lavender [top middle]
I have the long version of GLW’s Babydoll Minty Lavender, but it was the runt of the lot and much thinner than most of the other long Babydoll wigs I have. I’d like to get a fuller version which I can use for more often. I’d like to preserve my first one. XD

4. Baby Dollight - Strawberries and Cream [bottom middle]
Again, I have the long version of the Babydoll Strawberries and Cream, and the base wig’s running on the thin side, so I’d like to get this fuller version. I’d like to be able to wear the base wig by itself without it looking thin, don’t want any netting showing through.

5. Duchess Elodie - Auburn [top right]
I love this color. I have a good number of GLWs in this color already, all of different styles, a few of them already phased out. I just LOVE this color, and want it in every style I can get it. XD

6. Duchess Elodie - Black Plum [bottom left]
I was planning to get the Duchess Black Plum for a cosplay, but then they re-made the line into the Duchess Elodie, which combines two lines that I loved: the Long Curly series and the Duchess. I’m definitely still getting it.

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I’ll likely be using these mostly for fashion, I doubt I’ll be doing any cosplays that won’t be needing special/custom wigs any time soon. XD

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Thank goodness it&#8217;s Friday!
It&#8217;s been a rollercoaster week and I just want things to slow down. Been sickly, and frustrated with my lack of progress on stuff I&#8217;ve been meaning to work on. I&#8217;m really looking forward to just chilling and working on my projects at my own pace this weekend. XD
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Thank goodness it’s Friday!

It’s been a rollercoaster week and I just want things to slow down. Been sickly, and frustrated with my lack of progress on stuff I’ve been meaning to work on. I’m really looking forward to just chilling and working on my projects at my own pace this weekend. XD

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HOW DO YOU VALENTINE&#8217;S?!
This is the first shot I&#8217;m releasing from last Saturday&#8217;s shoot! I am sooooo gorgeous here. XD Here&#8217;s the Valentine&#8217;s greeting I did last 2012. I regret not doing a new one last year. :(
So yeah, it&#8217;s the day of love. Not the day exclusively for couples, but for people you love. Though I believe we should be showing our loved ones that we love them all year round, we can probably afford to go the extra mile today. &lt;3
Whether you&#8217;re spending Valentine&#8217;s with your significant other, your brothers and sisters, your best friends, your grandparents, your parents, your dog, your neighbor&#8217;s dog(!), I hope you have a good one. :)
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HOW DO YOU VALENTINE’S?!

This is the first shot I’m releasing from last Saturday’s shoot! I am sooooo gorgeous here. XD Here’s the Valentine’s greeting I did last 2012. I regret not doing a new one last year. :(

So yeah, it’s the day of love. Not the day exclusively for couples, but for people you love. Though I believe we should be showing our loved ones that we love them all year round, we can probably afford to go the extra mile today. <3

Whether you’re spending Valentine’s with your significant other, your brothers and sisters, your best friends, your grandparents, your parents, your dog, your neighbor’s dog(!), I hope you have a good one. :)

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A Sweet Mid-Week Pick-Me-Up on LOOKBOOK.nu
The sweet substyle of lolita really is where my heart is. I&#8217;ve been leaning towards more toned-down sweet, as proven by my more recent purchases and coordinates. However, nothing beats looking like a walking cake. XD and I love love love the strawberry print on this JSK.
Not sure if anyone has noticed, but I&#8217;m also a fan of using regular/non-lolita tops in my coordinates. I know that there&#8217;s a bit of hate going on for it, but it looks nicer to me. I like lolita blouses, but don&#8217;t want to be limited to that, either.
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A Sweet Mid-Week Pick-Me-Up on LOOKBOOK.nu

The sweet substyle of lolita really is where my heart is. I’ve been leaning towards more toned-down sweet, as proven by my more recent purchases and coordinates. However, nothing beats looking like a walking cake. XD and I love love love the strawberry print on this JSK.

Not sure if anyone has noticed, but I’m also a fan of using regular/non-lolita tops in my coordinates. I know that there’s a bit of hate going on for it, but it looks nicer to me. I like lolita blouses, but don’t want to be limited to that, either.

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