here are some of my picks for cute springy items i've been loving lately!
1. hello kitty lamb
i got this really cute hello kitty lamb at my local grocery store (marsh) in the beanie babies section! i sat her with me and my mom's little twin stars dolls, because they look so eastery together!
2. polly pockets
i found some of my old polly pockets! the right one is a knockoff called "DOLLY" but i like it better because it's pink. i'm turning them into necklaces to wear because they are too cute to keep hidden. i would like to collect more if i could find them at my flea market.
3. revlon 089 sunshine sparkle
i love this shade so much!! i'm betting i'll like the formula since i liked two other revlon polishes i bought. it's so perfect for spring, isn't it? it is a perfect buttery yellow with the slightest white glitter shimmer when the light hits it. i adore it and i can't wait to try it out!
4. matryoshka lipgloss
i love this little matryoshka shaped lipgloss i got for christmas. it flips open to reveal a shimmery pink looking lipgloss. on the lips, it doesn't really add any color, but it has a little bit of shine to it. it smells wonderful like strawberries my mom got the honey mint version, and she loves hers as well. we got these from party city!
5. revlon colorburst lip butter in 055 "cupcake"
when i saw this in the store, i HAD to get it. the light pastel pink color is just perfect, and it looks beautiful on the lips!
it's so sparkly. i feel like a magical girl when i'm wearing it, for real. it's got lots of shimmery glitter in it, but as it is a lip butter, it's REALLY moisturizing. it's about as moisturizing as my clinique lip gloss which is supposed to restore badly cracked and chapped lips -- about one or two applications makes my lips extremely soft. it was a little on the pricey side at the grocery store (7.49 USD). it's a dollar cheaper at target.com, but maybe once you get shipping it would end up defeating the purpose.
6. crocheted detachable collar
i know i already mentioned it, but I LOVE HOW THIS TURNED OUT. the colors of the yarn are just perfect, and you can't see in the photo but i used a flatback fake pearl button. i can't wait to use this in a bunch of springy fairy kei outfits or with a sweater while it's warming up outside.
7. wreck-it ralph dvd
i already mentioned why lolitas should watch wreck-it ralph, but i can't recommend this movie enough, still. i haven't stopped watching it since i got it! it's so inspiring to me as an artist, a total visual feast, and funny and tearjerking to boot. SHOULDA WON THE OSCAR.
8. nanobots by they might be giants
i love they might be giants' new album so much!! it's got a lot of great songs on it, including a ton of short ones (kind of like "fingertips" from their apollo 18 album, where you were supposed to play the CD on shuffle and get a different experience each time with very short songs playing in a different order around longer songs every time you played the CD). i love "you're on fire", "sleep", "call you mom", "circular karate chop", and "replicant" the most. it's really bouncy, mostly very rockin' but a little bit all over the place in terms of style as they might be giants usually does.
i'm seeing TMBG next week and couldn't be more excited! i really recommend the new album if you like any of their previous work, or are just looking for some fun, smart, happy music.
let's be happy and make spring come faster!!