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Life Update - July 2014
I FEEL SO BAD THAT I HAVE TO WRITE A LIFE UPDATE TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE KNOW I’M NOT DEAD HAHAHAHA. I’ve been very inactive online since I started job training last week, I’m really hoping I get hired. It’ll be my second job, but it allows a very flexible schedule, which is ideal for me. :)
1 - I actually forgot that this photo set existed. I was digging through my hard drive, cleaning up what I could, when I found it. These were actually taken October 2013
2 - I’m not actually a redhead. I wish I was, but I’m clearly too chicken to color my hair. XD 
3 - I don’t own both of the Razer Krakens I’m wearing in these pics. One belongs to my friend Billy of The Bonus Stage. This was back when black and screaming green were the only colors available. Razer is releasing a HIGHLIGHTER PINK VERSION, and I need it in my life. (Okay, it says “purple” on the site but huuhuu close enough. I actually want them all, because COLORSSSS)
4 - I’m currently working on two cosplans, both of which are supposed to be completed THIS MONTH. I’m also going to be attending an event, so let’s see how things go. I’ll start posting updates on those here and on my page once I’m done with job training.
5 - I have walked so much in the last few days, it’s not even funny anymore. More on that in my “Job Training” blog post. Just to clarify: All that walking was NOT part of my job training. XD
6 - I miss my uniform “pale” skin huuhuu. I still have a very slight tan from the one and only beach trip and I still don’t completely match my makeup huuhuu.
7 - I’ve been auditioning for hosting gigs. OTL I always feel so awkward huuhuu IDK if I’ll ever host anything hahaha oh well
I guess that’s it? XD Now I shall go back to trying to survive days when I have training. XD
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Life Update - July 2014

I FEEL SO BAD THAT I HAVE TO WRITE A LIFE UPDATE TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE KNOW I’M NOT DEAD HAHAHAHA. I’ve been very inactive online since I started job training last week, I’m really hoping I get hired. It’ll be my second job, but it allows a very flexible schedule, which is ideal for me. :)

1 - I actually forgot that this photo set existed. I was digging through my hard drive, cleaning up what I could, when I found it. These were actually taken October 2013

2 - I’m not actually a redhead. I wish I was, but I’m clearly too chicken to color my hair. XD 

3 - I don’t own both of the Razer Krakens I’m wearing in these pics. One belongs to my friend Billy of The Bonus Stage. This was back when black and screaming green were the only colors available. Razer is releasing a HIGHLIGHTER PINK VERSION, and I need it in my life. (Okay, it says “purple” on the site but huuhuu close enough. I actually want them all, because COLORSSSS)

4 - I’m currently working on two cosplans, both of which are supposed to be completed THIS MONTH. I’m also going to be attending an event, so let’s see how things go. I’ll start posting updates on those here and on my page once I’m done with job training.

5 - I have walked so much in the last few days, it’s not even funny anymore. More on that in my “Job Training” blog post. Just to clarify: All that walking was NOT part of my job training. XD

6 - I miss my uniform “pale” skin huuhuu. I still have a very slight tan from the one and only beach trip and I still don’t completely match my makeup huuhuu.

7 - I’ve been auditioning for hosting gigs. OTL I always feel so awkward huuhuu IDK if I’ll ever host anything hahaha oh well

I guess that’s it? XD Now I shall go back to trying to survive days when I have training. XD

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Project: Sheryl Nome (Update 1 - wig, lenses, makeup, earring)
Sorry about the sparkles, I couldn’t help it! Finally had a little time to do a Sheryl trial, yay!
Wig - This is the base wig of my old GLW Babydoll Strawberries and Cream. It’s a bit thin for my liking, but at least it’s the right color? XD I’ll be harvesting wefts from another GLW wig to make this one thicker. Time to break out the toupee clips, this wig’s gonna be heavy. OTL
Circle lenses - Love the color! These are Vanilla Eyes lenses, I’ll be reviewing them thoroughly later on. Biggest downside I need to point out is that THESE LENSES GIVE YOU BRIGHT BLUE TUNNEL VISION. My pupils were too dilated. ; A ;
Makeup - I know that Sheryl was mostly plain-faced in the anime, so I just tried to do something to make my eyes look more animated. I’m considering drawing my eyeliner differently to achieve a more anime-eye effect. MIGHT do another makeup trial soon.
Earring - I have literally BLED for this cosplay accessory. I was cutting some thin metal pieces when a jagged edge snagged my skin AND SUDDENLY BLOOD. TT ~ TT I also pretty much went nuts hunting for appropriately colored gems to put on the earring, but had to settle for using blue marker on a light blue gem. XD The green pearl’s a little big, too. I guess I’ll be on the lookout for materials to make a new pair, I’m not completely satisfied with this one yet. :(
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Project: Sheryl Nome (Update 1 - wig, lenses, makeup, earring)

Sorry about the sparkles, I couldn’t help it! Finally had a little time to do a Sheryl trial, yay!

Wig - This is the base wig of my old GLW Babydoll Strawberries and Cream. It’s a bit thin for my liking, but at least it’s the right color? XD I’ll be harvesting wefts from another GLW wig to make this one thicker. Time to break out the toupee clips, this wig’s gonna be heavy. OTL

Circle lenses - Love the color! These are Vanilla Eyes lenses, I’ll be reviewing them thoroughly later on. Biggest downside I need to point out is that THESE LENSES GIVE YOU BRIGHT BLUE TUNNEL VISION. My pupils were too dilated. ; A ;

Makeup - I know that Sheryl was mostly plain-faced in the anime, so I just tried to do something to make my eyes look more animated. I’m considering drawing my eyeliner differently to achieve a more anime-eye effect. MIGHT do another makeup trial soon.

Earring - I have literally BLED for this cosplay accessory. I was cutting some thin metal pieces when a jagged edge snagged my skin AND SUDDENLY BLOOD. TT ~ TT I also pretty much went nuts hunting for appropriately colored gems to put on the earring, but had to settle for using blue marker on a light blue gem. XD The green pearl’s a little big, too. I guess I’ll be on the lookout for materials to make a new pair, I’m not completely satisfied with this one yet. :(

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Coming out of hi-bear-nation!
I know, I’m so punny. OTL
I’ll be booping around Toycon this coming Saturday. Not gonna drop by any other days, just Day 2. If you spot a pink bear, don’t be shy, say hi! :D
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Coming out of hi-bear-nation!

I know, I’m so punny. OTL

I’ll be booping around Toycon this coming Saturday. Not gonna drop by any other days, just Day 2. If you spot a pink bear, don’t be shy, say hi! :D

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Wandering back to the dark side…
… even for just a bit. I adore lively, bright colors so much, but sometimes I feel like going with a darker palette. I’ve got a couple of things lined up that I hope to shoot very soon! For now, have an old pic from a set I didn’t get to post much of. XD
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Photography by Kat Langomez
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Wandering back to the dark side…

… even for just a bit. I adore lively, bright colors so much, but sometimes I feel like going with a darker palette. I’ve got a couple of things lined up that I hope to shoot very soon! For now, have an old pic from a set I didn’t get to post much of. XD

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Photography by Kat Langomez

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Briar Rose (on LOOKBOOK.nu)
I was originally planning to wear a Maleficent-inspired coord when I manage to watch Maleficent, but decided I wanted to wear something a lot lighter, hence the Briar Rose-inspired outfit. :) Dad asked me if I wanted to watch with him, and I hurriedly pulled this outfit together. I’m still amazed that I managed to remember that I owned all these pieces, given the perpetual state of mess that my wardrobe is in. I should probably work on organizing it more. XD
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Outfit breakdown (from head to toe):Spiked rosette headband: Dark~Sweet~Soul (they do custom stuff!)Wig: Gothic Lolita Wigs Long Babydoll Creme De La Creme (sans twintails, phased out)Peasant blouse: stolen from my mother’s closet (thanks, Ma!)Fashion corset: Lucky Doll LingerieSkirt: Bodyline (I love this style! Saving up to get the pink version)Heels: Brash
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Full-body photo by Buddy Lopa
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Briar Rose (on LOOKBOOK.nu)

I was originally planning to wear a Maleficent-inspired coord when I manage to watch Maleficent, but decided I wanted to wear something a lot lighter, hence the Briar Rose-inspired outfit. :) Dad asked me if I wanted to watch with him, and I hurriedly pulled this outfit together. I’m still amazed that I managed to remember that I owned all these pieces, given the perpetual state of mess that my wardrobe is in. I should probably work on organizing it more. XD

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Outfit breakdown (from head to toe):
Spiked rosette headband: Dark~Sweet~Soul (they do custom stuff!)
Wig: Gothic Lolita Wigs Long Babydoll Creme De La Creme (sans twintails, phased out)
Peasant blouse: stolen from my mother’s closet (thanks, Ma!)
Fashion corset: Lucky Doll Lingerie
Skirt: Bodyline (I love this style! Saving up to get the pink version)
Heels: Brash

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Full-body photo by Buddy Lopa

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Do you wanna have a cupcaaaake~?
I’m gonna need some sweets to pick me up and get me out of bed for Monday. My body is not ready for Monday.
Can it be Friday already?
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Photography by Mark U./Coffeebugg
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Do you wanna have a cupcaaaake~?

I’m gonna need some sweets to pick me up and get me out of bed for Monday. My body is not ready for Monday.

Can it be Friday already?

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Photography by Mark U./Coffeebugg

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Suddenly, lion mane! on LOOKBOOK.nu
I love, love, love poofy hair! I forgot to tease my wig when we were taking outfit shots, but I shook it out after a bit, for the portraits. 
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Photography by: JR Madrasto
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Suddenly, lion mane! on LOOKBOOK.nu

I love, love, love poofy hair! I forgot to tease my wig when we were taking outfit shots, but I shook it out after a bit, for the portraits. 

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Photography by: JR Madrasto

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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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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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Photography by JR Madrasto
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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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Photography by JR Madrasto

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