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06 March 2012 @ 01:40 am
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I'm coming back from the dead to acknowledge the discontinuation of a blog that has long been the inspiration for many, for almost seven years.

Cherry Pop

This was a blog that I've kept on hand for the last five years to check on the current gyaru fashions- a mashup of current events in gyaru culture, model introductions, and most of all- heaps of magazine scans. It helped keep me in the loop without having to go through the trouble of buying/downloading three or four magazines a month.

I can also completely sympathize with the reasoning of the author. Gyaru fashion has had few defining shifts since 2008. The look that really drew me in to the fashion was cultivated in 2007, and it seems like they never went anywhere with it since. Almost like "Hey, we've found nirvana. We can't top this- so we might as well just stop here." And they basically have.

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06 March 2010 @ 04:54 pm
Due to school, work, and life stuff in general, style schizophrenia has been and will continue to be put on an indefinite hiatus.

I'll see you later.
 
 
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29 December 2009 @ 05:02 pm
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Beaucon Jewels: Brown
Diameter: 14.0
Longevity: 1 year
Power: 0.00 to 10.00

From Charlene's Shop.

One thing to pay attention to when comparing the enlargement properties of lenses is not the diameter of the lens, but how far out the ink extends to the edge. If you were to compare the Geo Tricolor series to the Geo Nudy series, you'd see a huge difference (literally!).

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Both are 14.0mm in diameter, but the ink on the Nudys is printed further out. If you look at the edge of your lenses, see how much clear space is left after the design ends.

Enlargement: Uh... not so much. They just cover my irises. The reason I mention "clear space" above is because these have about as much left as the Geo Tricolor series. If you have smaller irises and you're not a fan of the halo effect, I suggest these. It's not a problem for me, but if size if a big issue for you, you may want to keep this in mind.

Design: I love this look. *u* The black outer circle is very thick (thicker than the Geo Angel series). The color graduates into the clear center without any other embellishments.

Color: It's pretty vibrant for brown lenses... I'd say it looks like a bright honey-gold in bright lights (as seen in the pictures with flash) and and maintains the the golden hue even in darker lighting.

Feel: I can't seem to figure out why, but these feel bigger when I put them in. Other than that, they feel like... contacts. They adhere quickly, and I found it easy to squeeze the air bubbles out.

Overall: I love the design and the intensity of the color; because of these properties they don't have a very natural aesthetic. The thick black ring shocked me a little at first, but I'm in love with it now.

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20 December 2009 @ 01:11 am
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Jacket: EXPRESS
Onepiece: H&M
Tights: Bakers
Hat: UrbanOutfitters
Boots: Chinese Laundry (Bakers)

Has anyone noticed that the ads on LJ are getting worse? Instead of staying in the designated sidebar, they expand and take up half the page. There's a Chevy ad right now that despite having an "x" box, will not close and is currently covering nearly half of the space that I'm typing in.

What's worse are the INCREDIBLY OBNOXIOUS Best Buy ads that automatically expand into a video. Now, most of you have large screens, and the monitor for my PC has an abnormally large resolution, but I'm on a 10' laptop most of the time. The ad is so huge that it covers my entire screen, and the only way to close it is by refreshing the page because it prevents me from scrolling down to find the close button.

I guess because most people have popup blockers, companies have to find a way to spam the page we're already on. Lame. Do you hear me Best Buy? You are laaaaaaaame.
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Top: H&M
Sweater: Forever21
Shorts: Forever21
Tights: TJMaxx
Hat: Wet Seal
Boots: Chinese Laundry (Bakers)
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16 December 2009 @ 01:28 am
These, to be specific:

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Black leather over-the-knee boots by Chinese Laundry.
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OTK or thigh-high boots are a huge part of A/W gal fashion, as they have been for years. I actually have a pair of black thigh-high boots, but they have a 4 1/2 in heel, and I don't see myself wearing them to class anytime soon. xDD
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My only problem with them is the sole; it's comparable to that of a ballerina flat. It's also lacks a tread, so it's easy to slip around in them... even on dry land. I was rushing to meet a friend and ended up falling on my ass while crossing the street in them. xDD It was dry that day, mind you.
I bought sticky treads for them, so it's not an issue anymore.

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Hat: Dockers
Top: Forever21
Jacket: EXPRESS
Belt: Steve Madden
Skirt: Wet Seal
Stockings: Marshall's
 
 
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jamming to: DUTY - デンジャー☆ギャング
 
 
 
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12 December 2009 @ 03:33 pm
My friend is big on Asian music like I am, so we send recommendations back and forth. Last week I get a text that says "Look up zwei fake face. I think you will think she is cute" (in reference to Megu.)

... She knows my type.

I don't even know my type, but she seems to know it. xDDD
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12 December 2009 @ 03:13 am
shh  
... psst.

Lookit my Twitter.

No.Ithasnothingtodowithmyhairatall.Nope.
 
 
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jamming to: WHY - 加藤ミリヤ
 
 
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12 December 2009 @ 02:32 am
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The Candy Doll lipgloss and concealer duo. ¥1900 each from Ichibankao

First of all: What is Candy Doll?

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Candy Doll is a makeup line produced by Japanese model Tsubasa Masuwaka. Tsubasa once modeled for magazines such as Popteen and egg, but in late 2007 she announced that she was pregnant and soon to be married to Umeda Naoki, a popular model for men's egg. She left full-time magazine modeling to take care of her child, Rion, but in the meantime continued to model for brands like LIZ LISA. As of 2009, she has released three "mooks" (a combination of a magazine and book) showcasing her daily life, style and the birth of Rion.

She now collaborates with domestic high end brands to make personalized designer items, such as legwear, shoes, hats, jewelry, glasses, and color contact lenses. The list goes on and on.
Because she juggles with the roles of a style icon and working mother, she has created a "fashionable mama" niche in Japanese culture spawning magazines dedicated to pregnant mothers and coordinates for their children.

Candy Doll is her own personal line. In 2008, she made a tenative step into the makeup market with only two items: a lip concealer and gloss. Since then, the gloss has become a staple in most gal's makeup bags (partly because of the name behind the brand, but mostly because it tapers perfectly to the extremely popular nude lip look). She has since released two new shades of gloss and concealer, mineral powder, and three shades of blush (all available on Ichibankao). Here is a link to the official Candy Doll website.

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08 December 2009 @ 01:34 am
Later in the week, I promise.
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Jacket: EXPRESS
Top: Forever21
Belt: H&M (From the skirt)
Skirt: PacSun
Tights: TJMaxx
Boots: Chinese Laundry
Necklace: H&M

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Ardell Demi Pixies lashes from Sally's. They're nearly identical to MAC's 007 lashes, and about a third of the cost.

I'm going to do a hair tutorial. Even if it kills me. I'm just trying to figure out how I'll go about taking the pictures, because I don't have anyone to take them for me. T___T At least, anyone that I'd feel comfortable asking. xDD Pictures for the CandyDoll review have been resized and uploaded, so now all I need to do is... write the review. xDD Which won't take too long.

I have finals Wednesday, so hopefully I'll be able to breathe and... just have time to think afterward. I feel like a coil that's been twisted so tight that it's beginning to fray. I have to watch everything I say because if I don't, I might snap at somebody without provocation. Dx

I forget to take pictures of outfits the day I actually wear them (my routine is: 1. Put clothes on and 2. Run out the door), so sometimes I put them back on to take the picture. xDD I have at least 3 that I need to retake. xD

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07 December 2009 @ 09:53 pm
I dyed my hair on Saturday.

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But I'm not going to show it to you just yet. :x
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