Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July Lifestyle Ideas

I apologize for such late ideas u_u

  • Add a bit of summer flair to an outfit with an over-sized handmade sea shell necklace
  • Try a tropical new flavor of tea like lychee nut or hibiscus mint 
  • On the subject of tea, check out this adorable strawberry tea leaf strainer!
  • Turn your favorite bakery item into an accessory! Etsy carries oodles of yummy cabochons suitable for pins, brooches, necklaces, earrings, rings and more!
  • Try a new style of make-up - blush near the corners of one's eyes is a popular trend in japan among many different styles ♥
  • One of my favorite places to shop for (super cheap) is Ebay! Most companies ship internationally and you can find mori-esque or even gift items from Japanese magazines ♪
  • Like air mail/par avion motifs? This Etsy seller creates wearable paper bows
  • One of my favorite ice cream flavors in Japan was local sea salt - while I can't find a recipe try experimenting with your own unusual flavors of ice cream, try different nuts or exotic fruits
  • Give yourself a honey facial ♥ It may be a sticky and a bit itchy but after 10-15 minutes your skin will feel baby soft. Honey also has wonderful antibacterial properties
  • If you are a fan of both Mori girl and Lolita fashion, consider checking out Midori's style book. I didn't know she liked "natural" fashion also ^_^ it's full of great style and beauty tips as well as cute tidbits from Midori

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I found it....

I finally found it.......

A giant safety pin! :D

I wanted one ever since I saw this girl's outfit from a Grimoire Anniversary party. The bumper sticker is from the local antique shop where I got it (for $5) and the lens cap is for size reference.

 Although mine isn't quite as big or thin as her's, which makes it only suitable for thick knit sweaters and things so it doesn't leave a giant hole...it's not very sharp. I'm still quite happy with it, I can't wait to tack it on my sweaters this winter ♫