Makeover Time! Plus- what have i been up to?

In the advent of my return to WordPress (it’s good to be back), I decided to give my blog a little makeover!

I’ve already started with my new banner (which I went to great lengths to make for free, using a photo editing thing called muzy, polyvore, tumblr and pinterest!) and a new background and theme. I’m so glad to be back with all my followers (yep, all 20 of ’em!), sorry I ever left you guys 😦
Soooo… What have I been up to while I was gone? Well, I made a tumblr, which was probably one of the best desicions in my life. Now I can get kawaii photos like every 2 minutes and gain more followers! If you have tumblr and would like to join my unicorn followers, my blog’s called milky unicorns. I have 54 so far (I think!).
I also hit 100 on my Fashionlista, and I’m heading up to 150 followers! If you have fashionlista and would like to help me along my follower quest, and get all the latest kawaii clothes, then I go by the name of Milky Unicorns, and if you haven’t got Fashionlista, get it, its worth it!
Also got a new Polyvore, and on there I go by the name of… *you guessed it* Milky Unicorns!
That’s all from the world of social networking, let’s see what else maddie-chan has been doing in her life!
I received my first Lolita dress! I’m wearing it to the Scotland MCM, so if anyone’s going, tell me in the comments.
I’ve also done a lot of busking over the summer holidays and I was wondering is there really good shops where I can get kawaii stuff? I have a lot of money now >.<
Done a few more DIYs, watched some more Kawaii International, looked at the latest trends and did my cuter take one them, discovered the absolute wonders of Dan Brown books, kawaiified my room, got back into vintage fashion again, read NEO magazine, attempted to make deco cream for free (ha, what a fail!), pined for Animal Crossing New Leaf, is currently saving for an ipod, downloaded a giant kawaii photospam, the list goes on!

So I’ll see you all when I publish my next post, probably before the makeover is done because I’m on holiday just now. If you wanna get in touch, tell me about something, ask about something, or want me to write a post on something, just ask in the comments or email me at: madhatter.lennon@gmail.com , I’d love to hear from you guys!

Loves, hugs, rainbows and sparkles, Until next time, unicorns! Xxxxx

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Coming Back?

Hey guys, it’s been a while. I know I said i was leaving wordpress, and I adore blogger, but the blog isn’t really kicking off as much as this one did. I think it might be time to come ‘home’! I know that barely anyone follows this blog, but for those of you that do a quick like on this post would seriously be appreciated, just so I could see if it’s worth coming back. In the mean time, I’ll start copying some of my posts onto here!

Thanks, and it’s good to be back :3 xxx

30 Day Lolita Challenge- day, er, just read the post!

ok, your probably never going to forgive me for this. I’m going to have to miss a few days on the whole 30 Day Lolita Challenge thing. Partly because I can’t think of anything I can possibly put for them, as I’m new to lolita, and partly so I can pick up and and carry on (you may have noticed that i haven’t been posting about it in a while)! I hope you don’t mind, and if and when I finish the 3dlc (30 day lolita challenge), I will come back and do them as I’ll probably have more experience. Sorry! So, I’m going to pick back up at day 10, What’s In Your Bag?

Day 10- What’s In Your Bag?

There’s not much in my bag that could be of much use.  I usually take a cute mirror Vaseline, lip gloss , tissues, a brush kirby grips etc for the cosmetic department.  Maybe not all of that at once, but usually a few things out of that list. Then I’ll take a kawaii purse ( in fact i dont think i own any that arent kawaii!), and a sketch book and pencil. People are always like ‘why do you carry a sketchbook?’ I think it’s in case I get any sudden ideas. It makes me feel more artistic, anyway.  Of course I take my phone, with a kawaii case on it, and maybe a book? Depends what I’m into. rightnow I’m reading Lord of the Rings! It’s quite a lot to cram into one bag, and usually I take an over-the-should bag because they’re easier to carry.

In other news, i decided to join another lolita thing again. It doesnt really have a name, and it’s basically how to ‘level up’ in lolita. Ever met that perfect lolita, who is, well, perfect? Well this is how to level up and get to her standard.

Each criteria is a level. Add up your total and then put yourself into a category. Repost this to your own blog, website, or journal, bolding the ones that apply to you, and then show your score/level at the bottom. The only rule is that you must add one lolita ‘level’ to the list!

~please remember this is all just silly fun, do not get worked up about it! Plus, if your feeling low about your score, just take a look at mine!~

LOLITA LEVEL START!

You’ve been to egl.
You’ve posted on egl, without an onslaught of ‘USE THE MEMORIES’ and likewise.
You’ve bought a lolita mook.
You’ve picked a favorite brand.
You’ve ordered your first item.
You’ve worn a full outfit.
You’ve worn a full outfit out in public.
You’ve worn a full outfit and posted photos of it on the Internet.
You know what JSK, OP, and cutsew all mean.
You’ve bought your first brand piece.
You know your measurements.
You know you shoe size – in American, European, and Japanese.
You know who Mr. Yan is.
You know who Mana is. (+1 points if you know his band. +2 points if you know his brand. +3 points if you know why he’s featured in every GLB. +4 if you have a shrine to him in your closet.)
You know who Maki and Asuka are. (+2 if you’ve met Maki and Asuka).
You’ve watched Kamikaze Girls. (+1 if you know the real name of this movie. +2 if you know who wrote the book this was based on. +3 if you’ve also read the manga or novel. +4 if you love the author despite his criminal record).
You own a wig. (+1 if you own more than 2.)
You own a pair of falls.
You can identify lace on the spot.
You can identify an item’s brand on the spot.
You can identify the year a dress was made by a specific brand on the spot.
You can name several different dresses or prints.
You answer stock photo requests.
You mod a lolita community.
You decorate your nails. (+1 if you wear fake nails. +2 if you make fake nails.)
You own a pair of a rocking horse shoes. (+1 if you know their abbreviation.)
You’ve made your own rose corsage.
You’ve made anything out of your brand dress’s waist ties.
You’ve made anything out of a matching eco tote. (+3 if you were the first one to do it, you think).
You know how to apply false eyelashes.
You know how to pronounce shirring.
You know how to pronounce Moi-meme-moitie, or Metamorphose tempes de fille.
You know a reliable shopping service.
You bid on Yahoo!Japan or Mbok.
You’ve been to a meetup.
You’ve planned a meetup.
You’ve planned a meetup with catering or more than 20 attendees.
You’ve met up with lolitas while on vacation to foreign or faraway locales.
You’ve seen a lolita fashion show.
You’ve seen a brand fashion show.
You’ve modeled in a lolita fashion show.
You’ve modeled in a brand lolita fashion show.
You wear bloomers.
You know how to make bloomers.
You tell other people to wear bloomers.
You draw lolita art, write a lolita blog, or provide the community with some sort of creative services.
You’ve taken purikura in lolita.
You’ve decorated your room/house/apartment in lolita style.
You’ve listened to lolita music.
You’ve learned kana.
You’ve learned enough Japanese to read a magazine.
You wear or own circle lenses.
You’ve been called a princess by a young child.
You’ve dressed up a friend.
You’ve convert a friend.
You’ve been in media (television, newspaper, magazine). (+2 points if it’s Japanese media.)
You’ve learned a handicraft, like jewelry making, embroidery, or sewing.
You’ve become a lolita mentor.
You’ve attended lolita events at an anime or multi-genre convention.
You’ve organized or presented lolita events at a convention.
You’ve visited a brand shop.
Trip to Japan!
You’ve dressed up and gone out alone.
You’re prepared for inclement or colder weather in lolita (coat, parasol, boots, gloves, other climate-specific items.)
You’ve learned face contouring.
You’ve made a lolita valentine.
You’ve got a lolita pen pal or online lolita friends.
You have local lolita friends.
You know how to modify clothes that don’t fit you.
You know how to dress for your body type.
You’ve been in a street snap.
You’ve been to multiple world locations of the same brand store (BABY Paris, BABY Tokyo, BABY San Francisco, etc.)
You’ve created a makeup/hair/sewing tutorial.
You’ve sold hand-created lolita goods.
You have your own lolita fashion line.
You’ve gotten a lolita haircut, style, or color.
You’ve mixed other street fashions with lolita.
You’ve thrown a lolita party/had a lolita wedding.
You’ve dressed your child/small children in lolita or kodona style.
You’ve successfully cross-dressed in lolita style at least once (boystyle for girls and girls’ clothing for guys).
You’ve lolified or made sure all the contents of your purse are cute (wallet, lipgloss, keyring, etc.)
You have a lolita pet (small dogs, cats, rabbits, exotic birds, fancy fish) or have dressed/accessorized your pet (bows or pet clothes).
You’ve dressed your significant other or dated someone who dresses in J-fashion/alternative fashion.
You’ve read Alice in Wonderland. (+1 if you’ve seen the animated movie or other variations, +2 if you’ve seen more than one variation, +3 if you own more than one variation)
You’ve dressed as Alice or another Wonderland character in lolita style, or own Alice themed items.
You’ve made something from a Japanese pattern.
You’ve found, bought, or made lolita underwear (bras and panties).
You wear lolita daily, or have gone 7 days straight wearing only lolita.
You have lolita calling cards or business cards.
You play a lolita instrument (i.e., piano, violin, harp, French horn… well any instrument really.)
You can translate yen to your country’s currency in your head. (+1 if you can convert other currencies you shop with as well. +2 if you read the news to know how the yen is doing.)
You’ve sold lolita clothing online (secondhand, egl_comm_sales).
Your article or entry has been put into the egl memories.
You take photos of your outfits/daily outfit photos.
You’ve posted to daily_lolita.
You own a petticoat. (+1 if you own more than one. +2 if you wear three or more at a time).
You’ve bought a lucky pack.

You own a Poupee Girl account.
You keep a style diary or look-book.
You can put together an outfit made entirely from offbrand.
You’ve bought offbrand or non-Japanese brand.

 

Adorable Admirer (lvls 1 – 20) You’ve started studying or liking lolita but haven’t taken that leap of faith yet. Good luck!

Resplendant Rufflebutt (lvls 21 – 40) At home within the land of the rufflebutts and spilling frills from every edge.

Victorian Maiden (lvls 41 – 60) A classy lolita of taste and experience, who knows her way around the lolita social set.

Starry Celebrity (lvls 61 – 80) On page six of the lolita world, you’ve risen to the ring of the upper crust.

Pretty Princess (lvls 81 – 100) Lolita royalty, truly versed in the ways of the lacey ones, the lolita princesses have achieved a special level of enlightenment.

Ultimate Lolita (Boss Fight!) (lvls 100+) Wow, you’ve gotten over 100 levels? You’re the ultimate lolita with unlimited hitpoints. That’s actually a little scary…

I think it’s quite cute! I got Adorable Admirer (16), but I’m quite happy with that! the really kicker was the Alice in Wonderland ones, because as you know, i have a bit of an obsession! The one I added was You own a Poupee Girl account. I think I will make this a to-do list for lolita, I’ll post about it when I’ve done one!

 

I’m going on a shopping trip on Monday (yay!), so maybe I’ll snap up some kawaii bargain then! I’ll be sure to tell you!

see you soon xxxx

30 Lolita Challenge start! <3

Ok, so the first thing I want to say, before I start is… look who got a parcel today! I made an Amazon order a while ago, and this was the main thing i got!Now, I will leave you with a dramatic pause….

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*bursts with excitement*

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Yeeeeeee! I live it! much bigger than I thought, so that’s an added bonus! But more on that later… now for the start of my thirty day lolita challenge! It’s:

10 Things About Your Lolita Bubble!

Apparently, a ‘bubble’ is like your world, and it’s a good job someone commented on the website I’d found it on, because otherwise I’d be lost! I haven’t really been part of the Lolita movement (?) for long, so this is gonna be a hard one for me! Here goes…

 

10 THINGS ABOUT MY LOLITA BUBBLE!

  • I can be my own person. One thing i love about lolita is that you can be whoever you want. You can own Barbie or My Little Pony ( though I don’t really go in for that, dear readers. Not my style.) , and no one will bat an eyelid. It’s all in a day’s work. No one cares how girly you are! The sky’s the limit.
  •  I love Alice In Wonderland. Every aspect of lolita is crammed with Alice in Wonderland. I just realised this isn’t very to do with my bubble. Oopsies. Well, I’m completely obsessed with Alice In Wonderland. She’s part of my bubble.
  • I  Blog about it. I love blogging. Nuff said.
  • My bubble is DIY-able. my interest in DIY began in Rainbowholic’s Kawaii DIY website, and then I became more and more interested in DIY-ing kawaii. It’s so easy to do with lolita!
  • It has improved my drawing style. I love drawing, and I’d like to share my picutes with you! One of my favourite things to draw is lolita. It helps me see what my fashion style is, therefore improving my lolita look!
  •  My world (or bubble) so creative. Everything about lolita is creative. It started on the streets of Japan, where young people use their creativeness (?) to create different outfits for themselves!
  • There is a sense of community. One thing I’ve found as I go through my bubbly-life, is that I’ve learned more and more about different people! I’ve emailed some people about my up-and-coming secret project, and It’s been nice to learn about different bloggers!
  • I love sweet lolita. For me, it’s all about sweet lolita.
  • I’m planning to go as a strawberry pocky lolita for the MCM. It’s going to be awesome.
  • I love purikuras! Though I can only use Puricute, I love the whole idea of it1 so cute!

So sorry guys, have to speed away, now, but I’ll start writing my review of pocky for (hopefully) my next post! If i cant, I will just carry on with the challenge!

bye xxxx

 

 

 

 

Purikura! <3

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hiya! I know this isn’t the Rainbowholic interview, but, I just wanted to tell you guys about this cute little website where you can make a purikura! In case you didn’t know what a purikura is, it literally means ‘photo club’ in Japanese! It’s like a photo booth only girls can go in and edit there photos to add some mega kawaiiness! I’ve wanted to do one for a long time, but as you can’t get them in the UK, (as per usual!) I was delighted to find this kawaii site, http://www.Puricute.com ! You upload a photo, and then you can edit it to your hearts content! I prepared one to show you how it’s done! I picked a blythe doll that looked pretty kawaii already, but with puricute, you can soften the image, add a frame, even add pocky to it!

that’s all for today guys! ❤

piki xxxx

teasers for tutorials… and 5 favourite kawaii sites!

I guess I’ve been neglecting the what the unicorns blog lately! I would really like to post every 3 to 4 days, but now that the holidays are over, its harder to post!

So anyway, here’s my list of tutorials that I hope to do:

• Lego accessories (that I will have ready by the end of next week? So I’ll have a tutorial pretty soon)

•bows galore! I’m gathering ideas for cool bows…

• Other stuff that I can’t bring to mind (I’m so lazy) ….

So, back to the point, I want to tell you about my favourite kawaii/ manga/ japanese pop culture sites… Here goes!

1. Tofu cute. Cute little site selling all sorts of kawaii gifts and snacks! Placed an order from them and saving uo to do another! See my review here.

2. Rainbowholic. BEST BLOG EVER! I love her site full of cuteness! I can’t wait to do a review!!! and by the way i get to ask her some questions!!!!! if there’s anything you want to know, comment below!

3. Fluffy Ghost. Though I’m fairly new to this blog, I love it! It has a whole host of ideas and items, and posts regularly (unlike someone..) Too!

4. Kawaii Kakoii Sugoi. Amazing blog about “all things perpetually cute and cool”! It caters for all ages and all genres, and one to be on my favourites list forever!

5. Tokyo Fashion. Quite well known, this online fashion magazine has a load of cool harajuku regulars featured on it, and the writers (including Rainbowholic) are fantastic! I always look to it for fashion inspiration.

There are many other super kawaii websites out there, and these are just some of my favourites! now for my big event of the week…. i finally got round to making a deco phone case! im really happy with it as it’s kinda my own style, as well as deco-ish (?)…. here it is!

deco phone case!!! gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

ta daaaaaa! wa’daya think? ❤

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and this one! surrounded with my lovely deco buttons….

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at first i tried to do it with glue mixed with pink paint but it didn’t work… :(…. then i did it with nail varnish!

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other phone case i bought….

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how my case looked before i deco-fied it….

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just a random picture i drew on the ipads at HMV…!

by the way guys, if anyone knows any places to get cheap skirts, please tell me! i need a skirt! thnakyou in advance!

that’s all for today, next time i’ll hopefully have my review on Rainbowholic! yay!