Thursday, August 25, 2011

School has begun again

This year's school year has just begun at San Francisco State University. I haven't posted in a week and I'm so sorry for that! The beginning of the school year is always hectic isn't it? It's so busy.
Going to classes isn't the problem for now, especially since there isn't any real homework yet. It just gets so tiring to see so many people all of a sudden. Then there's the uncertainty of everything. New classrooms, new teachers, new classmates. The uncertainty of what the class and professor are like and whether I will know anybody in my classes.
Then there are the (what feels like a gazillion) organizations tabling and passing out flyers and making announcements. And to think, I'm part of a few of them. Ah, it gets fun though.
Seeing old friends I have been missing since the last semester is the best part of all. They make school fun even through all the hard work.

Sorry for my lack of a real post, I just wanted to let you know why I haven't posted in so long. I do hope that I will start posting regularly again soon, but until then I shall be settling into the school year.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I guess Cowboys and Aliens had some kind of promotion for free Telegrams and my boyfriend decided to send me one. It was really sweet and I liked the way he wrote it. It was as if he was from the old wild west.

I don't know much about the "Wild West" though and not much about telegrams either except that they say STOP instead of using periods. It was still pretty cute.

It came in a small manila envelope and the telegrams was just a regular, thin piece of paper, but it was printed to look like an old telegram. I'm not sure how they're really supposed to be, but I always expected telegrams to be on sturdy paper and to arrive without an envelope (and also be hand delivered, but you can't help that much these days).

*Australia Stamp! Look at that Koala!
Although the promotion is over, they seemed to have used a telegram company called Telegram Stop.
Check them out if you'd like.

I haven't watched Cowboys and Aliens. Have any of you? How was it?
I don't know if it's my kind of movie. I don't watch many Cowboy films.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011



For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, check out

If anyone's curious, I registered on Day 2.

I was so upset this morning when my boyfriend received his Welcome e-mail. We registered at the same time and he's the one who told me to check my e-mail. I wasn't so much upset because he had it and I didn't. I was mostly upset at the fact that we didn't get to explore it at the same time, together. I just really got my hopes up. I couldn't tell him wait until I got my Welcome e-mail. He's been waiting too and I would definitely say that he's the bigger Harry Potter Fan. Without a doubt. Plus, he's going on vacation soon and won't be able to explore while he's away. I'm not upset at all anymore! Tee Hee! XD

So I leave you with this:

My trusty Harry Potter 3D Glasses! I will never stop using these.

I watched the Glee 3D Movie today(15th) with these.
**HINT** Stay until the VERY END

Sunday, August 14, 2011

My Nails from the Past Few Weeks

Week of July 4
This one was my attempt at the Medival Shield. It was on all of my nails, but it just didn't look right, so I took them all off, but I couldn't bring myself to take that last one off because I had worked so hard on them. I also kind of made the sparkles gradient, but I'll try it on my whole nail next time. I still liked it enough. I took the picture a little to late in the week so the polish on my middle finger is kind of chipped.
(New York Color - Central Park, Wet n Wild - French White Creme, Wet n Wild - Hallucinate)

Week of July 11
My nails for my Harry Potter Week! Not special at all right? I was planning on painting it over with Black Crackle Nail Polish to finish off my Bellatrix Costume, but I never bought the polish in time. That whole week was rushed with my costumes because I still had to deal with my accounting class.
(Sally Hansen - Time to Shine)

Week of July 18
I'm finally wearing a super light color. I had been seeing mint everywhere and I've been wanting to try it. Personally, I think this may be a bit too light for me. I am glad I wore them for a nice sunny week this summer though.
(Sally Hansen - Mint Sorbet)
Week of July 25
My Bellatrix nails! Too bad I didn't have these for the day of! I don't know if these nails will ever get to see my costume...
(Sally Hansen - Time to Shine, Sally Hansen - Ink Splatter)

August 4
I waited to paint my nails again this time because one of my friends planned a hang out which included painting our nails. It was a super fun way to catch up with old friends, even though I'd never done it before. Haha, already 20 and I never painted my nails with friends.
Any hoo, two of my friends helped me with the polka dots because I fail at them. Most of my time went towards that one purple flower.
Sorry my nails are chipped in the photo, I didn't take the photo until the weekend...
At least now I can cross off polka-dots/stripes mix and vintage floral off my list now, but that doesn't mean they won't show up again.
(I can't name any of the polishes because they're all my friends. I know a bunch of them were Forever 21 though)
Week of August 8
My newest nails! Totally not what I originally planned. The original idea included crackle polish. It ended up looking like a blob of black. Anyways I have here, split black/silver on every other finger and the pointer and ring fingers have plain grey. The silver was made by layering a sheer silvery brownish purple color over the grey.
(Sinful Colors - Black on Black, Sally Hansen - Grey Area, Santee - Brown Speckle)

I think from now on I'll try to post all my nails from one month into one post.
I suppose August's will be quite small because two of them are already here. Oh well, Please enjoy!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Last May I won Julie Doll's giveaway for her handmade Shooting Star Hairpin Brooches. It arrived in a bubble mailer and the packaging was just so adorable! Just look at the lovely little bag and how it all looks together.
She even included stickers of her etsy shop and a nice little note. It felt so personal. I don't know if she always includes these things since I won them instead of purchasing them, but it really made me feel appreciated as a reader. Definitely check out her blog. She dresses in Lolita often and does a lot of themes depending on where she's going. Her fashion style is always lovely and exciting to see.
The Shooting Star is so great! It's really well made and very sturdy. I haven't gotten to wear it yet because I don't wear Lolita much at all in the summer. I'm so excited for the fall weather to come! I've had my coordinate planned for months now!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Even More Harry Potter Love

First off, here's a clearer picture of my outfit from that Wednesday along with my movie pass for that wonderful week.

Now, for the big day! This is us before leaving the house. Nice normal picture.

Now us trying to pose? Haha.

My friend with a Professor McGonagall Cosplayer.

Here is my friend and I with a Luna Cosplayer.

Now here's another Professor McGonagall Cosplayer. She was so sweet. She let us borrow some wands for the picture. I know it doesn't make sense, but I wanted to be in the picture too XD
So now, I just want to let you know how sorry I am for my inability to pose. I must work on my confidence. Also, Bellatrix and I are NOTHING alike. I am not an actress... Oh well. I just love dressing up!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

More Harry Potter Love

So, I never got to finish my recap of my Harry Potter movie week. I must say, it was wonderful to see all the movies in theaters after they have already gone. Especially consecutively that way.
I must say though, that it was very different to walk around the theater that Thursday. There were so many people waiting in line to see the midnight showings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. There were even people waiting for the 3 a.m. showing. It was crazy.

So just to recap my outfits that week:
  • Day 1: Unfinished Bellatrix Costume
(Deathly Hallows Part 2 & Chamber of Secrets)
  • Day 2: Kind of Gryffindor, but mostly looked like Hufflepuff
I wore yellow tights, a black skirt, a white bodyline blouse, and a black ribbon around the collar. The ribbon was pinned together with a Gryffindor pin. If only I had a Hufflepuff one!

(Prisoner of Azkaban & Goblet of Fire
  • Day 3: Slytherin School Girl

    (Order of the Phoenix & Half-Blood Prince)
  • Day 4: Full Bellatrix Costume

    (Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2)

    I'm the one in the middle. Can you guess what everyone's dresses like?
    Sorry the pictures are not clear and pretty dark.
Sadly I didn't get to watch the Sorcerer's Stone, but what can I do now. Oh well. I wish I could show you all pictures for every day. Stay tuned for the next post. I'll be posting the rest of my pictures from the week.

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Laptop! FINALLY!

I just got a laptop yesterday! It's an 11" so it's pretty small, but not too small. I can still see sites easily without having to scroll left and right. It's lightweight and easy to carry, perfect for travel!
It also has 7 hour battery life. My perfect little Acer. After I broke my old Acer... :[

Please readers, learn from my mistake and don't sit with your laptop close to the edge of the top bunk of a bunk bed. Watching it drop was not fun!

You'll be seeing some changes in older posts because I'll finally be able to add them and my future posts will definitely include pictures! I am so sure that will inspire me to post more! I've been thinking about it so much recently!

I'll leave you with a picture I took of some flowers my family had on display: