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Simple and clean: MapleHolistics Review!

With all the makeup applied to complete your Lolita style, it’s also important to take care of your skin after all that social interaction.  In my 30s I'm still suffering from breakouts and constantly dreaming of a healthy complexion. As such I’ve made it an initiative to develop a skincare routine and really have been investing in Korean skincare routine. At the time MapleHolistics contacted me to try out their products just when I was ready to try new products for my regime.

Attracted by their natural ingredients and production, I was willing to give them a try!
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Kira Kira Launch Crate review!

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I've gone through about 3/4 using most of the products from their launch crate so I wanted to do a mini review:

7 Resolutions for the New Year That You Can Really Keep!

Happy 2017!  We all make resolutions that we never keep but here are a few that you can apply if you love Lolita and are in it for the long haul: Closet clean that wardrobe. Having read Mari Kondo's book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, a few months ago I've really gotten motivated. Your styles may have changed over time or you've hung onto items long after realizing which cuts suit you best.Revamp your wishlist.  Whenever you started Lolita or love of designer fashion, you've probably created a wishlist of items to own.  It's probably grown since you've started and hasn't really changed, just added on.  Now's the time to curate what you really, really want to own!Budget your income. This is tricky as everyone says they want to do this but never gets around.  Start with big stuff (rent/allowance, cellphone, groceries) - these numbers don't change too much and you'll know how much to reserve. Whatever else is extra (if there is leftover) c…

Visual Kei Takeover for "We Are X" premiere 11/4 and 11/5!

We Are X is a fantastic documentary on X Japan, one of the oldest visual kei bands out there.  If you're part of that older generation of Lolitas, visual kei was one of the gateways (praise Mana-sama).  Whether you are a big fan of J-rock, Yoshiki, X Japan, or just a fan of film documentaries - this is a must see.

Tickets are going fast at the Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn!

Already going to the premiere on Nov 4th? If you are a big fan of X Japan and love visual kei - you can win  a sold-out, limited-edition Mondo art poster autographed by Yoshiki! Dress up in your best visual kei outfit and you may be picked from the crowd by Yoshiki and the director Stephen Kijak. 
Winners will be chosen at the following film Q&As:
Fri 11/4 7:30pm - Yoshiki and director Stephen Kijak (sold out)Fri 11/4 8:00pm - Yoshiki and director Stephen Kijak (just added!)Sat 11/5 6:30pm - Director Stephen Kijak Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn
445 Albee Square West Brooklyn, NY 11201 718-513-25

Post-It Note Journal: Cotton Candy floats, Star Trek and brunch!

Lolita and the City started way back in 2010.  Sharing events for those who admire the "cute" lifestyle has changed. I've started Post-It Note Journal to record all my mini-adventures.

Last week, Parfaitdoll and I checked out the Bubble Tea Float at Vivi Bubble Tea LES location. The Matcha Green Tea float really worked with the sweetness of the cotton candy.  (Order a float and get 50% off your next drink when you share a photo on social media! The float and promotion are only available at at the LES location.)Victorian maiden's Early Autumn Fair and Outlet sale just started!Registered for Rufflecon - See you Sunday!Fun Stuff Checked out the Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years art exhibit. As an avid crocheter my favorite piece was the Spock fiber art.Shopping
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It's nice to recharge and reflect why you like this fashion of lace and petticoates; loving it not only because of the friends you've found but how much you've grown as a person overall.

Here are 10 ideas you can do by yourself but can easily do with friends too!

1.  Go out visit the museum like the Museum of Art and Design, you'd be amazed how serene walking through galleries alone area.
2.  Treat yourself to an expensive meal.  Indulge yourself. Or try something new at the Japan Block Fair.
3. Go see a movie you wouldn't normally see by yourself.  No one you know will see you cry during When Marnie Was There.
4. Get a summer version of the St. Honore, strawberry and pistachio, at Laduree.
5. Request to sit in …

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On June 5, there's also a grand opening party with wine and cookies from 7-9.  It's a great opportunity to support small businesses (and artist)!

Here's a sneak preview of the shop itself.

Planet Cute Pop-Up
June 4th - 28, 2015
75A 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217