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.

 

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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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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#FOTD: Neutrals
First time trying a legit nude lip! Been wanting to try it for a while, but couldn’t get my hands on a shade that wouldn’t look hideous against my skin tone. XD Still trying to get my hands on Nyx Circe as I’ve heard it’s pretty good, but I settled with this instead.
I got lucky and spotted the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm (in 230 Complex) while walking around the mall yesterday. I debated with myself for a while, but ended up getting it because I really wanted to do a nude lip for my shoot. I drew inspiration from Liz Lisa models and did a neutral eye with dramatic upper and lower falsies, and peach blush. 
BREAKDOWN:Eyeshadow: Wet’n’Wild Walking on Eggshells eyeshadow trioLashes: Dolluxe #1 Lashing Out Loud and #7 Underlash AEyeliner: Fanny Serrano gel eyeliner in blackBlush: Nichido in Passionate RedLips: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 230 Complex
Just waiting for the pics from my photographer, then we’ll sort out the best shots. :D Better, more detailed pics soonish~
Love, Vanessa
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#FOTD: Neutrals

First time trying a legit nude lip! Been wanting to try it for a while, but couldn’t get my hands on a shade that wouldn’t look hideous against my skin tone. XD Still trying to get my hands on Nyx Circe as I’ve heard it’s pretty good, but I settled with this instead.

I got lucky and spotted the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm (in 230 Complex) while walking around the mall yesterday. I debated with myself for a while, but ended up getting it because I really wanted to do a nude lip for my shoot. I drew inspiration from Liz Lisa models and did a neutral eye with dramatic upper and lower falsies, and peach blush. 

BREAKDOWN:
Eyeshadow: Wet’n’Wild Walking on Eggshells eyeshadow trio
Lashes: Dolluxe #1 Lashing Out Loud and #7 Underlash A
Eyeliner: Fanny Serrano gel eyeliner in black
Blush: Nichido in Passionate Red
Lips: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 230 Complex

Just waiting for the pics from my photographer, then we’ll sort out the best shots. :D Better, more detailed pics soonish~

Love,
Vanessa

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It’s February!
I see a lot of people complaining about Valentine’s day all over Facebook and Twitter, so I guess it’s time to play upbeat songs that are surprisingly depressing on loop! Have a corresponding cosplay photo, from my “Just Be Friends” shoot with Niko, Jio, and Van.
Kidding aside, OMG IT’S FEBRUARY. The whole first month of 2014 just flew right by! I’m getting back to what I love doing, and I hope I can share more of that stuff with you soon! I’ll probably start with that photoshoot scheduled for this weekend…
Love,Vanessa
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Photographer: Jio Verona
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It’s February!

I see a lot of people complaining about Valentine’s day all over Facebook and Twitter, so I guess it’s time to play upbeat songs that are surprisingly depressing on loop! Have a corresponding cosplay photo, from my “Just Be Friends” shoot with Niko, Jio, and Van.

Kidding aside, OMG IT’S FEBRUARY. The whole first month of 2014 just flew right by! I’m getting back to what I love doing, and I hope I can share more of that stuff with you soon! I’ll probably start with that photoshoot scheduled for this weekend…

Love,
Vanessa

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Photographer: Jio Verona

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Trying not to make a mess…
… of my life. XD Fortunately, I’ve never had to *fix* my car, but I do need to fix my life. I’ve got plenty of goals for 2014, and I’m just starting to pick up some steam. 
Watch this space for updates on my new projects, soonish!
Love,Vanessa
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Photography by Mark Unyaaa~
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Trying not to make a mess…

… of my life. XD Fortunately, I’ve never had to *fix* my car, but I do need to fix my life. I’ve got plenty of goals for 2014, and I’m just starting to pick up some steam. 

Watch this space for updates on my new projects, soonish!

Love,
Vanessa

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Photography by Mark Unyaaa~

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ATTACK OF THE SELFIES!
Our generation has been called “The Selfie Generation,” and I personally don’t mind. I’d like to believe that I keep my number of selfies in check and switch it up with photos of other things on Instagram, and I don’t spam-upload twenty pictures of me making the same face. XD If people want to do that, that’s their call. I just… probably will shy away from them. XD
Also, how many of you actually recognize the camera I’m holding in the picture? XD
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Photography by Mark Uguu
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ATTACK OF THE SELFIES!

Our generation has been called “The Selfie Generation,” and I personally don’t mind. I’d like to believe that I keep my number of selfies in check and switch it up with photos of other things on Instagram, and I don’t spam-upload twenty pictures of me making the same face. XD If people want to do that, that’s their call. I just… probably will shy away from them. XD

Also, how many of you actually recognize the camera I’m holding in the picture? XD

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Photography by Mark Uguu

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Rarity trial!
I decided to do a Rarity-inspired look for my first vlog of 2014. I’m still having some technical difficulties with uploading, but I’ll make sure to share it here when I manage to get it online!
My aunt got me this awesome headband, which immediately reminded me of Rarity. I’ve had this wig for a bit, and have wanted to shoot with it for a while. I even went with blue eyeshadow (which is far more visible in the video, I promise!). Whaddya think? :D I could try doing a makeup tutorial for this look, it was fun experimenting with it. XD
Any other MLP fans out there? O u O
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Rarity trial!

I decided to do a Rarity-inspired look for my first vlog of 2014. I’m still having some technical difficulties with uploading, but I’ll make sure to share it here when I manage to get it online!

My aunt got me this awesome headband, which immediately reminded me of Rarity. I’ve had this wig for a bit, and have wanted to shoot with it for a while. I even went with blue eyeshadow (which is far more visible in the video, I promise!). Whaddya think? :D I could try doing a makeup tutorial for this look, it was fun experimenting with it. XD

Any other MLP fans out there? O u O

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Hello, 2014!
(disclaimer: this isn’t the post I originally intended to be my first for 2014, haha)
Happy New Year, everyone! My 2013 was rather… interesting with plenty of ups and downs. I managed to squeeze in a decent number of shoots, and had plenty of fun with them. My job switch is turning out to be very beneficial as well. I actually enjoy my job, even though it gets stressful at times. XD
I have only one new year’s resolution: I will be happy, and I won’t let anyone take that away from me. Happiness is in our hands, we control how we react to everything that’s happening. I want to make sure that I don’t lie to myself or make excuses or blame other people/things for my unhappiness.
This year, I’m pouring more time into the things I love, the things that keep me happy, and the things that keep me sane. If you’re following this blog, then I’m glad to have you along for the journey. :D Your messages, comments and feedback - here and on my other pages - serve as my inspiration to do better. Thank you for keeping me company. :D
So here’s to a fruitful, happy 2014. Cheers!
~ Vanessa
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Photography by JR Madrasto
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Hello, 2014!

(disclaimer: this isn’t the post I originally intended to be my first for 2014, haha)

Happy New Year, everyone! My 2013 was rather… interesting with plenty of ups and downs. I managed to squeeze in a decent number of shoots, and had plenty of fun with them. My job switch is turning out to be very beneficial as well. I actually enjoy my job, even though it gets stressful at times. XD

I have only one new year’s resolution: I will be happy, and I won’t let anyone take that away from me. Happiness is in our hands, we control how we react to everything that’s happening. I want to make sure that I don’t lie to myself or make excuses or blame other people/things for my unhappiness.

This year, I’m pouring more time into the things I love, the things that keep me happy, and the things that keep me sane. If you’re following this blog, then I’m glad to have you along for the journey. :D Your messages, comments and feedback - here and on my other pages - serve as my inspiration to do better. Thank you for keeping me company. :D

So here’s to a fruitful, happy 2014. Cheers!

~ Vanessa

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Kissing 2013 Goodbye!
It’s been a pretty awesome year full of highs, lows, and a couple of hoops to jump through. I met some of my goals, and I missed a bunch of them, but I won’t let that stop me. 
Watch this space for my first post of 2014, coming soon! :D
Cheers,Vanessa
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Photography by JR Madrasto
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Kissing 2013 Goodbye!

It’s been a pretty awesome year full of highs, lows, and a couple of hoops to jump through. I met some of my goals, and I missed a bunch of them, but I won’t let that stop me. 

Watch this space for my first post of 2014, coming soon! :D

Cheers,
Vanessa

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Photography by JR Madrasto

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