Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Kira Kira Launch Crate review!

Subscription crates seem to be all the rage right now, but I was never really on board to get a box of stuff that's cute (but I'll never use) or snacks (that I probably wouldn't eat).  Overall I hate wasting anything. In November, Japan Crate advertised in a new crate full of makeup and skincare products.  I've been into the Korean skincare routine for awhile but I'm afraid of buying a bunch of products and then finding out none of them work and then have it unused for years.  Kira Kira Crate does all the work for you - picking a few products for you to try out without too much hassle!

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

Sunday, January 8, 2017

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


Post It Note wall in Union Square.
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) can be devoted to stuff like savings and credit cards.  Don't rely on credit cards a lot - it's a slippery slope. Hiding it outside your wallet helps too. 
  • Go solo. Have an adventure in Lolita by yourself. It's scary but it will exhilarate you and really give you a confidence boost. 
  • Treat yourself. Splurge on a meal you would never do every week.  A full dinner course (tea, dinner, dessert) at Laduree is a luxury that you should do at least once.
  • Meditate. Take 10, 20 minutes out of your day or week to meditate.  This is a good way to center yourself, clear those anxiety fears, and focus your mind on improving your cute lifestyle. I love using the SimplyYoga app and Sworkit
  • Fly away. Go on a group vacation with close friends.  Far off Lolita events like a Street Fashion Europe event or Baby, the Stars Shine Bright San Francisco anniversary tea party is a great opportunity to see sights with the people you've really grown to care about!  Or start small and go to a convention you've never been before.
What are your goals for this year?

Monday, October 31, 2016

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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.

Lolita
  • 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
Shopping
  • The fall weather Monday reminded me I needed a new travel mug and stopped by David's Tea. They also had their fall selection out like Pumpkin Chai, Mocha Latte, and Blueberry Muffin - if you love that "hot kick" from cinnamon hearts candy you will love their Pumpkin Chai tea.
Brunch
  • Discovered the Alcove, one of my favorite Queens haunts is serving brunch! Speaking of brunch, the Lowery Bar & Kitchen was pretty neat - the Kale omelette was really delish.  
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