Friday, October 30, 2015

Recent Purchases!

Oh man, where have I been? I have been everywhere. Been really busy and I had some free time and a lot of neat new stuff so I wanted to make a blog post, or a few. :P Haha Magically during the month of September and October I managed to get my Financial Aid and my Deposit on my old apartment back around the same time. So I took the chance to use a bit of extra cash to go to San Francisco this month! Along with buying some new Lolita items. Hehe. I might be making a separate post about going to San Francisco, though you guys are probably more interested in the clothing I got. :p So why hold back, let's get started!
Let us start off with Frickin' Holy Lantern. I have been dying because of how much I have wanted this dress since it originally came out. This last month with releases has been hell for me! I messed up when I tried to get it from the Japan site because it accidentally put two in my cart and then wouldn't let me take one out! By the time I removed them both and tried again then were gone. Then, I tried to get it during the US release but I couldn't log in before hand to change my address (since I've moved recently) and by the time the site was back up I didn't have time to change it! So I went to check out the dress but by the time I finally was able to get around to changing my address it was gone! Ugh, It was a very painful day.

But then, they made the MTO! I was so torn on getting the original White with black on it that I had lusted for for so long, or the new black with white that I have come to love since the new releases made me pick a new color to begin with. In the end I ended up with the black on white OP. But I am very excited to get it. After Japan released their dress and I missed it I managed to get Chibi Tenshi to get me both the ivory with gold tights and the black with silver tights. So I've got those now too!
I am very excited to wear them. I got the Ivory and Gold ones to see if they would work well with my Celestial and Victorian Tassel.

Moving on to Petite Patisserie Tiered JSK! (Sorry the photo isn't that great! T.T) I have been wanting this dress (in pink) for a few years ever since a friend let me borrow hers to wear. Unannounced to me she sold her without me realizing it and another friend bought it! I was so sad, so I have been on the search since. Lucky for me another friend of mine popped up selling this colorway! I thought about it and even though I wanted it in pink I thought that if I got the brown one I could wear it with, more pink! Surprise! haha. So I bought that (with headclip) and another friend of mine was looking for someone to go in on a Lolita Desu order with her where I found the biscut bag I've been looking for and these socks (I forget the name, if you know it let me know!) and I thought, that these would be PERFECT with this dress! I was so excited I jumped on it right away.

This dress is actually the shortest one I own! I'm glad I'm so short, but I still might need to make an underskirt to go with it. What color do you think I should make it? I haven't decided.

Here are some more detail shots of the other items. The bag is a little bent in on the sides, but I did buy it used. Plus these little utensils are super cute! I can't wait to wear this outfit out for pastries next time we go!

Along with those tights I got from Chibi Tenshi, I also Ordered this cute cardigan, socks and also The Sugary Carnival Headbow I've been missing! (Not pictured, woops!)

These socks were a good price and they're nice and simple so they can go with a lot of the items in my wardrobe! Plus they also have that cute little candy print lace!

I got this Cardigan (if anyone knows the name let me know!)with the idea that it might go well with Petite Patisserie. But, I also thought it would be cute just with anything! The buttons are really cute and I like that they are actually different colors! It gives it a little something other than just flat pink everywhere. I think all the bows is a little crazy but I needed something with a little more flare as a top. Make things interesting. I've been trying to buy more pieces to buff up my wardrobe like boleros, cardigans and socks. I keep meaning to buy other colors but I always end up with Pink! Someone send help!

Okay, Last thing. While I was in San Fransisco Baby The Stars Shine Bright happened to be putting out a Lucky Pack! What is my luck!? I've been talking about how I wanted to get some more classic like items so that when I go to places like High tea I don't feel so ridiculous wearing OTT sweet all the time! I always feel like I stick out like a sore thumb with I'm with some of my friends.

Upon first glance when I saw the dress on the site, and even in person, I honestly didn't like it very much. It was plain, it was embroidered, it was just....not sweet. This is always my problem when looking for other styles. I love how busy, and all the colors, and all the details of AP's Sweet Lolita items. So, I just told myself. You need to get this, it's a great deal and It'll be good. Heck, if I really didn't like it I could sell it.

This is what I ended up with in my lucky pack! As soon as I opened it I was so Happy. This is the best combination I could have gotten! The dress is honestly pretty cute even though the sleeves bother me on the dress. The embroidery is very classic. The Cape is soooooooooo soft! The beret is super lovely as well, though, I can't seem to wear it because it's far too tight on my head with a wig on. Overall, I am very happy I got it.

A cute story is that while I was at Baby going to buy it two other girls were there that were interested in it as well. Both of them were really nervous and weren't sure if they really wanted to get it. So, I bought mine first and I opened it right there so they could both see it! It was really exciting. After that one of the other girls picked one out (she picked the pink and brown dress) and we watched her open it! She got a pink Beret and a white cape. Then, the last girl that was there was really nervous because she didn't want pink stuff. But, she still got one. She opened it, and, sadly she got the pink cape! She was so sad! But, the other girl who also got a white cape said that she would trade with her because it would match her outfit much better anyways! They were both so happy and it was such a cute thing to witness! I had been thinking about asking her if she wanted to trade me the pink for the white too because I have so much pink stuff and wanted to make her happy. I wasn't fast enough though! But afterwards I was glad I kept the white one. So many white bunny's on my dresses! It'll match much better.

Well, That's all for now, I'll be posting more blogs soon! I've got a lot of stuff to share! Sorry this blog was so long but I hope you enjoyed it! I'll leave you with this shot of me wearing the New Baby Dress I got in the lucky pack and a dreamholic wig(review post soon) at PRGE a few weekends ago! Thanks for stopping by!

-Ariel Elizabeth

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fairy Punk!

Wow, It's really been a long time since I've posted! I, as always, have been so so busy! August was a pretty terrible month. I was moving into a new place at the end of it while also working on cosplay, then staffing for Kumoricon! I'm finally getting some down time before I start next term September 28th! I'll be making Lots of posts soon! I've got a lot of things I have to catch up on!

This post is about a top that I received from a website called It is super cute and really comfortable to wear! I picked out this top because I've been looking for more tops to wear with Fairy Kei and this looked like it would be perfect! Also, finding a top that looks good with this skirt has been kind of hard to find but I finally found one! Not only was it super cute and comfortable it an amazing price! I recommend this top and this site. It is another Chinese clothing website but everything I got was perfect or almost perfect!

I did buy this in a size larger than I really am because that's usually what you have to do for these kinds of sites but it was actually a little large in the arms. But as long as I take it in or wear something over it it's no big deal! I've actually got two more items I need to review for the site! Look Forward to more posts and I hope that you like the content and outfit!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mahou Shoujo Picnic!

              Hey there everyone! On last sunday a friend of mine and I in the Portland, Oregon Lolita Tea and Cake Society planned a Mahou Shoujo Picnic! (Magical Girl Picnic!) We wanted a chance to get to be some of our favorite magical girls, or just transforming ourselves into magical girls. We went to this beautiful park that had such a lovely fountain and rose garden. We spent most of the time snacking on food and drinking some wine in the gazebo, and of course snapping some photos!

   My favorite Magical Girl has always been Sakura Kinomoto From Cardcaptor Sakura! Seeing as I have cosplayed her before I had a wig laying around and the perfect dress for it!

             Originally for my makeup I wasn't going to do large fake eyelashes since she is such a young character. However, I thought about how it was ALSO a lolita meet up and that I can look mature if I want! I just look this combination of lashes and wanted to wear them again. I also add some cute gold stars to add more "magicalness" to my look.

Dress: Marine Fairy OP by Angelic Pretty
Wristcuffs: (I forget the name of them) Angelic Pretty
Choker: KOKOkim
Drippy Bows: DIY
Starclip: Chocomint
Brooch: DIY
Bag (not pictured in these photos: Milk
Shoes: Offbrand
~Disclaimer, I need better socks/tights for this Coord!~

          I managed to get my best friend to come along and dress with me! She was the Tomoyo Daidouji to my Sakura. How perfect right? Photographer Tom Good (Cosplay photos) managed to get a few of us together that were really cute!

      Here are just some other photos that I took that I enjoyed that day from the meet up! 

Everyone! Taken by Tom Good!
Thanks for Stopping by!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

It's been a long time!

          Wow, It really has been a long time since I updated this blog. Almost two years. I lost a lot of motivation along the way. There has been a lot of changes in my life and honestly my life just became too busy to keep up with a side project like Tainted Sweetheart. There may be changes to the style of blog that this will become from here on out. It will not be just about fashion, but the other aspects in my life that have become very prominent in my life. It will be more of a life blog with strong fashion elements! Mostly what I am try to say is that I have gotten a lot more into Cosplay and Lolita! So here is to making new steps!
           I hope that you guys that have been here all along will stick with me in my endeavor and that seeing this pop up on your dash will be exciting!

I'd like to take this post and make a small blog post about the new contacts I got!

        These contacts here are 's G&G GBT Sky contacts! I am soooo in love with them. They give a nice natural feel to the look, where as a lot of colored contacts can look really unnatural! I've got dark brown eyes (Next time I'll do a photo with one of them in and one not) and as you can see they stand out even on dark brown! I don't think I've been more happy with a pair of contacts before. I definitely suggest these pair if you're looking for a good pair of natural blue! The eyelashes I am wearing here (top and bottom) are from Diaso. I'm not sure what brand but I can check on it next time! I wish there was a Daiso here in Portland. But last time I was in seattle I stocked up on this set because they're my favorite pair!
Comfort: 4.5/5
Color: 5/5

Well, until next time friends! I'll be posting soon!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Feeling Alive; A Late Start to the New Year.

Welcome to my belated New Years post! Haha, I am a little behind seeing as it is 8 days late. Going to post it anyways though! So, another year has passed and another year is here to come to be explored and adventured through and I'm going to tell you, that I am not one who tends to think that the new year will hold new things and will be better than last year because honestly every year has it's ups and it's downs. Your life does not restart because it is the beginning of a new cycle, it is simply continuing. It's your choices and decisions that make this year, a new one.

I can only hope that this year will be as adventurous as the last! I do have hopes that things will continue to sit right with me. So far this year I've already stuck to my work out plan for two days! Way better than previously! I've also managed to save a bit of money so far into the month when I am usually broke ( we will see how this goes). The beginning of the new term at school has started as well and I have already checked into my online class! Score! Ariel: 3 Laziness: 0.

Anyways! Enough about me, let's move on with this post. Below I decided to post the song "Alive" by Krewella because it has been my theme song for the second half of last year, and I want these feelings to keep going and carrying me through the new one. I still can't get enough of this song, it always gives me chills and I think it's a good song to start the new year off with.

I wanted to dress fearless and like I was ready to party in the New year. So here is my Bubble goth/ Fairy Kei look for the 31st/1st!


Dress: Taobao
Shoes: Demonia
Hairbow: DIY
Accessories: Chocomint, Daiso.

Now, Onto Photos from the NEW YEARS PARTY that I had at my place with my lovely, lovely, friends.

Here, have an awful photo of me with wig hair!

I don't know if you can tell, but it was a blast. Thanks for sticking through this entire post! I hope you enjoyed the photos and please continue to follow my blog and hype me on lookbook! I really appreciate it.