Awesomely Colorful New Jfashion Items from 6%DOKIDOKI and ACDC RAG

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

HOORAY OMG you guys, guess what it’s time for!
It is my FIRST JFASHION POST IN AGES!!!

I’m not even joking, I’m so happy to finally
be doing these posts again, LOL!

Today’s roundup of new items showcases brand new pieces
from highly popular Jfashion brands 6%DOKIDOKI and ACDC RAG!

6%DOKIDOKI Girls Daydream
See-Through Sleeved Dress

Omg I can’t believe how adorable and colorful
this dress is!!
This is like the ultimate dream of cute jfashion!

6%DOKIDOKI Clione Frill Sleeve
Girls Daydream Tee

This is almost a t-shirt version of the dress above~
The ruffled fabric on the capped sleeves
is such a cute extra detail!

ACDC RAG Sequin Camisole

This sparkly tank top is extremely workable
for a wide variety of different looks and outfits!

ACDC RAG Heart Tulle Skirt

The shimmery heart print on this tulle skirt
is extremely cute – you MUST click through
to the product page to see the close-ups of it!

ACDC RAG Polka Dot Tulle Skirt

This style of asymmetrical skirt
always reminds me of something a fairy would wear~!
The bright and fun pink dots are like
happy bubblegum!

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A Guide to All Those Kawaii Brands You See on Ebay, Storenvy, and Aliexpress

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

When you’re browsing for cute clothes in the style of Lolita, gyaru, mori girl, fairy-kei, and others, you may find in your searches through Ebay, Storenvy, Aliexpress and others that you begin to recognize certain pieces listed!  Maybe you’ll recognize the model wearing the fashions, or something about the photography will look familiar to similar listings you’ve found.  You have the vague idea that they’re probably TaoBao brands, but what are their names, and where do these listings originate from?

The thing about these marketplaces is that they very rarely actually list these items by name!  Knowing the originator of these pieces can help you shop around for them and get them at a fair price.  Plus, it’s just good to know where the things you’re buying come from.

Here is my quick guide to my favorite brands that I’ve encountered across these marketplaces!  It’s certainly not a comprehensive list, but maybe it can help you find some direction with your own browsing. :3

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Candy Rain

This is my favorite of all of the TaoBao brands available –
everything is lacy and ruffly, with light floral patterns and soft pastels!
Candy Rain models are usually posed around rich-looking rooms
set with flowers, tea or cakes, or outdoors in a garden setting.

Sellers:
Candy Rain’s YesStyle Brand Page
LoliLoli Shop for Lolita Princess 
– an Aliexpress seller
BOBON21 – another Aliexpress seller that stocks Candy Rain
Candy Rain’s TaoBao Page

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GOGO Girl

I hope I have the name of this brand correctly;
I only have their YesStyle page to go from.
It doesn’t refer to this brand by name on its TaoBao shop as far as I see. nn;

GOGO Girl is a very widespread brand on marketplaces
that features this model who is doll-like in cuteness!
She is posed against a wall in a cutesy interior room.
Again is the recurring theme of pastel colors and soft fabrics,
like sheer chiffon overlays.

Sellers:
GOGO Girl’s YesStyle Brand Page
PRO-G DEAL
 – Aliexpress seller that features GOGO Girl heavily
MONGPING finery – another Aliexpress seller
GOGO Girl’s TaoBao Page
Another TaoBao Page for this seller because who knows??

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BoBon21

That’s BO-bon, not BON-bon, like a certain bunny-related URL you might know of.
This brand surfaced as a cheaper alternative to Liz Lisa.
Many of their pieces are similar to Liz Lisa stylistically.
They are not listed on YesStyle.
Their usual model has the light strawberry-blonde hair pictured above.
She is usually posed against a blank wall, but as with all of these guidelines,
there are variations sometimes.

Sellers:
LoliLoli Shop for Lolita Princess – again!  Such a reliable seller for cute clothes.
BOBON21 – A seller that shares the name, but may not be officially connected.
BoBon21’s TaoBao Page

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Pink Doll

Pink Doll is also Dabuwawa, and it features mature and elegant clothing!
Their models look older and more mature than the previous featured
kawaii brands, to match the look of their clothing line.
There are also often non-Asian models featured sometimes,
such as the blonde woman in the center above.
They are usually posed in interior spaces against curtains or similar.

Sellers:
Dabuwawa’s YesStyle Brand Page
One, Two, and Three different Aliexpress sellers for Pink Doll
Pink Doll’s TaoBao Page

Favorite Aliexpress Stores for Lolita, Gyaru, Fairy-Kei, Larme-Kei and Mori Girl!

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Oh my GOSH!!  It has been AGES AND AGES since I posted!  And I am so, so happy to be back!

I can’t say that I actually went anywhere. n_n;  Just got a little burned out updating here all the time.  I’ve been super active on Tumblr instead though!  And drawing, of course!  Always drawing~

Okay, anywhoozles, let’s roll right back into things~  Lately I have been OBSESSED with Aliexpress.  It’s like Ebay, except exclusive to Asian sellers, most of which are setting up shop with their same merchandise from Taobao.  And Taobao has SOME OF THE CUTEST, MOST PRINCESS-FUL CLOTHES EVER!  The same products being on Aliexpress make it easier to get your hands on those Taobao brands (which you normally would need a shopping service for), and Aliexpress has the advantage of being able to cancel your order and get a full refund at any time if you feel the slightest hesitation about your order, which is the huge downfall of Ebay imo (where you have to open up Paypal disputes and possibly not even get your money back if your claim isn’t approved).

ANYWAY.  Cutest stores I’ve found on Aliexpress for girly princess clothes, GO!

Loliloli Shop for Lolita Princess

Loliloli Shop for Lolita Princess

This is THE JACKPOT!!  Perfectly princessy Lolita clothing –
dresses, shoes, gorgeous stockings –
my screenshot above cannot fully encompass how well-stocked this store is.
My top recommendation!

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BOBON21

While this seller has the same name as a favorite TaoBao brand,
I’m not sure that they are officially affiliated.
However, they are among the only sellers of Candy Rain
and BoBon21, so they are another store worth browsing!!

J-fashion Harajuku

J-fashion Harajuku

Another great winner!  This store doesn’t have strictly Lolita things,
but it has a wide variety of kawaii styles, and many pastel and anime/geek-themed products,
especially Sailor Moon items!

PRO-G DEAL

PRO-G DEAL

Looooook at how cuuuuute!!  Pro-G Deal has manymanymany items
from the Taobao brand Bobon21,
which is for sure one of the cutest pastel brands out there!
And what’s more, Pro-G Deal recently expanded to include many
ACTUAL Lolita items, such as JSK’s and skirts!!

Liz Lisa Sweet Girls

Liz Lisa Sweet Girls and Store No.734703 (lol)

These two are being lumped together because they have very similar selections!
They are both Liz Lisa sellers!  Figured I’d link to both since even though there’s bound to be
overlapping between products, there will surely be some items listed in one that aren’t in the other,
and it’s always a good idea to shop around~

MONGPING finery

MONGPING finery

This store carries gorgeous Mori girl items!!
And though they’re not pictured in the image,
they also stock Bobon21 items and other kawaii pastel styles as well!!

VV Elegant Fashion Co. Ltd.

DABUWAWA Wholesale & Retail, DABUWAWA & Pink Doll Trade Co.,
Shanghai DABUWAWA International Trading Co.

Three different suppliers for the lovely Taobao brand Pink Doll,
which provides some of the most elegant & mature clothing I have ever seen!

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Artka

Another of the elegant & mature selections,
Artka’s clothing makes me think of something that stylish Earthy witches would wear.
The color palette is darker than the usual Larme-style Mori girl, but there is
something forest-like and enchanting about them anyway!

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Soul Vision

My last featured store for the day isn’t for clothes – it’s home decor!
Living and sleeping in a pretty space is essential for all princesses!
I loooooove the bedding that they have here,
and all of the furniture and homewares are so elegant as well~

Beautiful Dainty Floral Kitchen Homewares from Ceramic Ai

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

I’m always on the lookout for pretty things
to bring into the home – especially soft and delicate
floral patterns!

There is something delightfully princessy about these
sweet and soft watercolor-like flowers
on these coffee, tea, and other kitchen supplies
by Ceramic Ai~

Hana Tsumi Mino Ware Chazuke Bowl Set

I’m glad there is a description for this on the product page –
chazuke is a Japanese dish that involves pouring tea
over rice, but this bowl set could be used for anything
and also comes with a pretty pink napkin!

Hana Zukushi Mino Ware Glass Dessert Bowl Set

When I see this precious dessert bowl set,
I am already fantasizing about eating ice cream
from those beautiful bowls!

Hana Kobo Coffee Dripper

Okay, I’m not familiar enough with coffee drinking
to know the purpose of this coffee dripper. nn;
I seriously just picked it to show off because
I love the soft purple watercolor flowers!
If you’re a coffee drinker, I’m sure you can appreciate it
much more than I can. :D

Hanawa Mino Ware Earthenware Teapot Set

I cannot believe the price available for this
for a full set of traditional-style teapot and two
bowl-style teacups!!! (/*o*\)

Hana Gasane Mino Ware Small Plate Gift Set

Of course, finishing off your tea set with
several matching plates makes for the most striking statement
when you are entertaining guests!!
…Or just enjoying tea for yourself at home. nn

There are OFFICIAL Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champion’s Tunic T-Shirts and They are Awesome

Monday, May 15th, 2017

(ノ°ω°\) OMG you guys, these t-shirts
and other Zelda things are KICKIN’ RAD!!!

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champion’s Tunic T-Shirt Dress

This thing is SO cool!!!!

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champion’s Tunic Cosplay T-Shirt

It comes in a t-shirt length rather than a dress, as well!

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Jrs. Zip-Around Wallet

Here is a cool zip-up wallet that you can also get
in the Champion’s Tunic emblematic design.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Card Wallet

…And another style of wallet. :3

Real Action Heroes Link: Breath of the Wild Ver.

Btw, have you guys seen this incredible Link figure?
It is AMAZING, and comes with a million bajillion
little accessories!
This thing is like $300, omg. (/*o*\)

Happiness Life-Hacks! (Video)

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Here is a cute video I recently came across
that made me smile!

They are daily things that are also easily accessible, for the most part,
to try out just once for fun or to incorporate into a habit
to bring happiness and relaxation into your life!

7 HAPPINESS Life Hacks You Should Do NOW!!
Self-Care Inspiration for 2017

Cute Life Hacks

Easy Feel-Good Exercises to Do in Like 5 Mins Before Breakfast

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Y’all, I never thought in a million years that I would ever
become the type of person to write up a “workout” post…

I am a sleepy, sedentary little lady.

These are the super quick morning exercises that I do anyway.

It’s, like, something that I do just to prove
to my everyday lethargy that I can.

Eat it, brain fog and morning soreness.  I’ll fite u. (ง’̀-‘́)ง

The Routine:

Are y’all ready for this

are y’all ready

for my super secret carefully-cultivated routine

ARE YOU READY

HERE WE GO

it’s 30 push-ups, 20 crunches, and 30 air squats.

That’s it… there’s nothing complicated about it…
No tools or accessories needed, not even a workout outfit
(I do these in my pajamas), and I guess you could
put a blanket or yoga mat down on the floor if you wanted
but tbh you don’t even need that.

Also, I actually lied slightly.
I haven’t actually worked up to 30 push-ups and air squats yet.
When I first started this practice a few months ago,
I could only do 15, and it was a struggle (especially after 10…).
I’ve worked my way up to 20 and I’ll move on to 25 once 20 feels easy.
I’m also currently only at 10 crunches… they are slower for me so
I do fewer of them, but I’m working my way up with them as well!

Btw, doing these only takes as long as it takes
to boil water for my morning tea.
I turn the heat on, move over to the space on the floor
next to the table, and shake myself out & get all limber,
and just… do them.

Keep cool water next to you, too!
And don’t be like me and hold your breath as you exert yourself.
Breathe evenly!

So, why do these?

…And what difference does it make to do them?

Well, for me, these particular exercises were selected
to work around the soreness I get from sitting around at home
and being on the computer all the time.

Push-ups keep the arms limber and have limited the soreness
I get from using the mouse, keyboard, and drawing tablet for so long.
As a happy side effect, I can breathe easier (I used to
take suuuper shallow breaths) because my chest is more open
and my posture is better because it feels more natural
to hold my shoulders back (v important to look proper and ladylike).
Plus, I can lift heavier things!  This is amazing to me –
I am the biggest wimp.

Crunches give you core strength!!
When I first started these out, I could scarcely do 1 crunch.
Seriously, it was so sad.  I had to start the crunches from the
upright sitting position and sloooowly lower backwards to the ground,
then struggle to lift myself up again.
But, after just a little while of doing them that way,
I’m strong enough now to do normal crunches.
They keep your tummy tight and firm.

Air squats – squats that don’t involve any weight training gear –
are soooo important to me.  From sitting all the time,
my legs and knees get SOOOO sore!!
Plus, I barely had any stamina when it came to walking,
and I’m not even talking about hiking –
I’m talking about just walking through stores or through the mall
or around town if you are just having a fun day out.
And not even just walking – I would get tired out and sore
just from standing still, such as when waiting in line!
In the months that I’ve practiced these, every one of those areas
have improved for me.

The push-ups are the hardest part of the whole exercise.
That’s why I do them first – because everything after that is easy.
Then I can just make my tea and get the rest of my breakfast and sit down
and feel pretty darn good (and AWAKE!) for the rest of the morning.

Aight my dudes, thank you for reading all this
if you made it this far!!  Hope you enjoyed my kinda silly writeup
and good luck on making a habit out of this
or something similar for yourself, if it tickles your fancy!

Line stickers used in this post: YUMEUSA girl sticker, Healthy Sporty Girl,
Girls Usual Talk 2, Amazing Bird, and momosta.