Monday, November 24, 2014

10 Items from my wishlist ♡


Hello everyone! Today I'm gonna show you 10 items from my wishlist as suggested on the 30 Day Lolita Challenge! I won't include dresses and skirts since I intend to post an updated Dream Dress list sometime soon! I'll also post about a few new things I got sometime this week or the next! Here are only 10 of the many things I want:

1 - Angelic Pretty parasol ♡


2 - Angelic Pretty biscuit bag ♡


3 - DreamV boots (brown) ♡


4 - Baby, The Stars Shine Bright beret ♡
5 - BTSSB pink blouse ♡
6 - BTSSB bear charm
7 - BTSSB red ribbon shoes ♡
8 - BTSSB Kumyakumya pochette
9 - BTSSB white blouse ♡
10 - BTSSB Double ribbon bag ♡
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

10 Favorite Foods ♡


Hello everyone, I should probably keep going with the 30 Day Lolita Challenge: the 4th topic is my 10 favorite foods! Wow that's hard to pick because as you guys may have noticed already I'm a foodie! Also I love to cook. Of course there are some food I couldn't survive without like rice, but I'll try and be less generic. By the way, all example pictures on this post were taken by me (trying to keep it original) :

1- ♡ Korean Food
I'm gonna start with K-food because it's my favorite cuisine for sure, that doesn't mean I like all korean dishes, specially because many of them include sea food and "exotic" meats but I like the cuisine as a whole, the seasoning, the smell of korean food, I love how they use sesame oil and I eat my most when I go to a korean restaurant, it's really impressive the ammount of korean food I can eat all at once. My favorite korean food is kimbap, then bibimbap, then probably tok bokki, I also love the korean ''banchan'' (sidedishes), different types of kimchi, etc. Plus, if there's rice I'm all about it.

Korean kimbap made by me.
2- ♡ Gnocchi
In case you don't know what gnocchi is, I'll give a simple explanation: little dough balls usually made from potatoes with some of the various Italian sauces you can find out there, being fresh tomato sauce, my favorite. Grandmother food also applies to this category, my grandma (mother's family one) came from an Italian family so I basically grew up eating Italian food and until today gnocchi is my absolute preference when it comes to it.


3- ♡ Middle Eastern food
The funny thing about being Brazilian is that you are never "just brazilian", your family's ancestors must be from somewhere else! Usually Portugal or Italy (the most common ones) but you could also be a Brazilian with Japanese, German, Lebanese, Dutch, etc heritage. People usually try to guess my heritage and I always get asked if I have Middle Eastern blood because apparently, people think I look somewhat middle eastern. Well, the answer is no :( I have boring Portuguese and Italian blood as most brazilians do. BUT I love Middle East's food and it's ancient culture.


4- ♡ Vegetarian food
Vegetarian food/greens/salad/healthy&organic. I'm not a big fan of meat nor a vegetarian I still enjoy vegetarian food so so much, even better if organic, I also love salads and I eat pretty much all vegetables and greens you can think of. When it comes to meat I'm too picky: chicken, pork, fish, beef...There isn't one kind meat I won't be suspicious about so it's really comfortable and refreshing to go to a vegan and organic buffet from time to time.


5- ♡ Takoiyaki
Ever since I got used to Korean Food I never really liked Japanese Food as much as before again. I mean I still love sushi, kare rice, etc...But if we're talking about priorities I can only think of takoiyaki. Good bless those octopus little cakes.


6- ♡ Sweets
No need to explain, if you follow me on Instagram you know I have a problem. I don't like sweets, I worship them. Chocolate or strawberry cake, fruit tarts, macarons, mochi, parfaits, meringues, cupcakes, sugar cookies etc are only a few of my favorites. I love sugar to the point I have to make different categories on this list for sweets and candy. Someone send me help.


7- ♡ Candy
As I write this I have a half eaten pack of mango Hi-Chew right by my side. I have three different kinds of candy I love the most: gummies (Haribo type), Chupa Chups lollipops and of course: Jelly Belly Beans! I love American and Japanese candy, which is bad because they're usually expensive and hard to find in Brazil. Ironically I don't like the majority of Brazilian candy, just get that stuff away from me and bring me sweet imported stuff!


8- ♡ Ice Cream
Here's one I'm actually famous for among my friends, I'm a enthusiast and I've been to so many different ice cream shops that I don't even know anymore. I usually prefer fruity flavors and I like to try different things. From the popular big chains like Cold Stone to artisan gelato I love ice cream.


9- ♡ Favorite drinks.
My favorite drinks are apple cider and pink lemonade. I also love tea and Arizona Iced Tea, korea aloe juice and others. I don't drink alcohol often, but Cosmopolitan would be my choice if I feel like drinking. I'm not a big fan of sodas, my favorite one is organic guaraná (amazonian berry soda) called Wewi.


10- ♡ Feijoada: Brazil's most popular and well-known dish.
I always complain about Brazil but back in the days when I lived in the U.S I missed Brazilian food so much. Foreign people that live here tend to complain about brazilian food, not because it's bad but because it is very repetitive and often too simple. But if you were born in Brazil you probably love the simplicity of our food. I love feijoada, or most typical dish ever. Of course I only eat the vegetarian version of it but I love the taste of my country's food, it's one of the few things that make me feel an actual brazilian because I don't really identify to the rest of our culture. By the way, our food and specially or beans DO NOT taste Mexican and or rice do not taste like Asian rice (which I personally prefer) Brazilian food is simple but our seasoning is unique and it can't be related to other cuisines that might look similar.


It was nice to make this list. Food is an important thing, food is culture. Food helps bringing people together. I love food ♡ Please comment telling me a food from your country that you love and you think I should try.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

The Kitten Collective: cute accessories review ♡


Hello everyone! Yesterday I received a package from The Kitten Collective whose owner Iana was kind enough to send me some accessories to review, the items came all the away from New Zealand to Brazil! They make a variety of handmade jewelry and other accesssories. Here's what I received:


The items came all bubble wrapped inside a cute kitty box, she packed everything with much care and included the store's card.


Not only she sent me the cutesy items but also hand wrote me a lovely letter ♡. Being the stationery lover and collector I am I totally freaked about the writing paper that featured little bears wearing mushroom hats :


She sent me two pendant necklaces handmade by her. One is a flower shaped cake and the other is a lilac macaron. Originally they were made with a silver a chain, but since I'm not a big fan of silver she put them on a golden chain for me which was really nice of her!


It looks like a multiple layer cake with coconut flakes and a pink strawberry, it's really cute and I'd love to see it as a ring too.


Here we have the lilac macaron with whipped cream and pastel strawberry, this piece is really cute and it looks just like a little macaron, love it.
Last thing she sent me was a pink felt bow with dripping chocolate and sprinkles:


I've been pretty much collecting bows as you guys can see on my previous post and I'm always happy to add some more to the collection I call this one Birthday Cake bow :3
From all things she sent me I'd say the macaron pendant is my favorite, it matches perfectly my new dress and I'm excited to wear them both together sometime soon:

Cuteness overload ♡
You can check either their Instagram, Etsy or Facebook page to see other cute stuff they make, I'm specially fond of their fruit tart earrings, go grab some!

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

4th J-Fashion Bazaar: Swap meeting ♡

 
Hello guys! It's been a long time since I last posted. Last Sunday our local j-fashion community organized a j-fashion swap meeting kind a thing, we call it a bazaar here, but it's not that different from the swap meetings other comms have. The purpose of the bazaar is to buy, sell and trade any Japanese Fashion not only Lolita. This edition was Halloween themed and since it's almost summer in the southern hemisphere it has been really hot here lately so I didn't wear Lolita. First because I couldn't put a Halloween themed outfit together and mostly because it was way too hot that day, I wore a wig though, because I felt like being a red-head for Halloween, my outfit wasn't anything special...



I took some stuff to sell with me, I sold some but not as much as the previous edition of the bazaar, I ended up buying and trading more this time, honestly it was a lot more fun. Not as many people came, but this time I was a little more familiar with everybody so I felt a lot more comfortable than last time we had the bazaar. Also the girls who organized put some cute Halloween decoration and everyone brought something to eat or drink so it was a real feast. I took a picture of the table in the very beginning when the food wasn't there yet, but seriously that was so much yummy stuff.


I finally bought some stuff from Le Carrousel, a local atelier that makes Lolita clothing, the owner of the shop is a lolita herself. Their stuff is so good quality, they take handmade to a whole another level, I hope to buy more from them soon! I got this dark red bolero which is so so pretty and well made, it looks good with many of my lolita main pieces:


They also make beautiful bonnets, I debated with myself whether or not I should get a bonnet because I always felt funny about them, I even put "wearing a bonnet" on my list of things I didn't intend to do in Lolita because I thought they were too over the top for me, but I changed my mind specially after seeing pictures of lolitas I admire wearing them beautifully:

Bonnet by Le Carrousel.
I couldn't get the right color in the picture but the ribbons do match the rest of the bonnet, I don't know why the color appears like that in the picture but the bonnet is simply beautiful and well made:



I'm so sad the pictures don't do any justice to this bonnet, anyway I'll probably wear it sometime when I get matching items. I also got a bunch of acessories:


Barbie necklace and pink bows, all the bows I'll be showing I got from the same girl, I actually just talked to her because I want to buy more, I just loved this girl's work, her bows are so cute and I want to have them in every color!



My box is now full of different bows, and yes, I still want more since I feel they are very versatile and useful when putting together a coordinate.


I also got a white handmade cutsew and a casual dress (which is not Lolita) but since they're washing right now I'll probably edit this post add their pictures later. A few other things I got recently were this strawberry pot and jewelry box from Daiso:


And my boyfriend searched about everywhere until he found this Hello Kitty biscuit tin box for me so here it is (thank you so much for finding it for me you are the best :3):


Pink and mint are my favorite ♡. Thank your to all of those who organized last Sunday's meeting it was really fun, hope to see you guys again sometime soon ♡

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