Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pittsburgh Vacation!

So, Sterling & I went to Pittsburgh, PA a few weeks ago for our friend Minkie's 30th Birthday! It was also Kristina's 28th birthday! (Even though everyone told her she didn't get a birthday, this year!)
We arrived a day before most everyone, so that would could claim a good room. Their house was massive as it was though, I hope I am that well off at age 30! (Faaat chance!)

Mike was the first to arrive, so he met us along with Minkie & her husband Eric! The whole premise of the trip was that it was a "Zombie Survival Worksop." Weird idea, but ridiculously FUN! I don't have a picture, but scattered around Minkie & Eric's house were ambient zombie corpses, put together from old clothes and starch packing peanuts. Every morning I woke up, I kept thinking the Old Granny Zombie was some creeper sitting on the couch.
In the end, one zombie lived on the floor of the bathroom, and the rest got chucked into our gigantic bonfiefinalie as an offering.

Picking everyone else up from the airport, sans Eric. How did we all fit in one car? I don't know, but at one point we fit 2 more people and 2 dogs into this very same car. We're...really good at the whole clown car thing.

Among being creepy, Pittsburgh has some really neat alleys! If I'd have been there long enough, it would have been great to do a photoshoot of some kind!

On one of the first days, we visited a bird Aviary! I think Mike really liked this, as he works at one also, only in Eugene. This bird was kind of a stinker! I had worms in my hand, and I guess he'd already gotten his fill, because all he did to MY worms was beat them into a mush in my hand and then fly away. ._.

At Minkie's birthday dinner, Raul (Who did the fabulous art pictured above!) had gotten it framed so all her relatives and such could see.

This is what it looks like, up close! It's freaking FABULOUS! He is such an amazing artist, and even dpipicted everyone on the vacation in the piece. I'm the one on the top left with double hand guns, and Sterling is the crazy one with a sword flying off the bottom right corner. And of course, Minkie is on top, barking orders!!

We also even had a small lolita meet! I got to meet Kai & Cookie! They were so sweet, I hope I can meet them again! Sterling looks so silly in this photo, haha!

Everyone that attended the meet! Even the boys are in this shot! We visited a Botanical garden. It was amazing!

Me and the other birthday girl, Kristina! She's so cute! The day I took this photo we went tromping around in the woods of Pennsylvania.

There was lots and lots of riding quads. SO MUCH. And yep, those are high heel boots. I pretty much do everything in heels, and I do it well. Driving a quad was actually the first motorized vehicle I have ever driven. So glad I didn't kill myself! So glad.
We also did a LOT of paint-balling. I STILL have a welt/bruise from it, and this was WEEKS ago! I'm happy though, I nailed a sufficient amount of people.

This was one of the best night, in my opinion! Sterling decided to throw one of the starch packing peanut-filled zombies from the mezzanine, which caused its head to fall off. Then I decided it'd be cool to drop kick the head. Then someone else decided to dump all the peanuts out. Being starch, water causes them to become sticky. By the end of the night we had devolved to rolling around in them and licking and sticking them onto each other's faces.
I'm front and center in the photo, pretty much wringing my hands out going "WHYYY???"

For the most part, the trip was insanely fun! I can't think of how I could have had more fun of a time.

~When was your last vacation? Where was it?
~Are you going on a vacation soon??
~Do most of your vacations include something to do with lolita fashion?

Thank you for reading, and I hope you all are enjoying my blog, so far! I'll try to post regularly. :3


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Circle Lenses

For the longest time, I had pined for circle lenses! I'd seen so many super cute Asian girls wearing them, and eventually people I knew in person became fans of wearing them. Personally I think, although they're unnatural and therefore a bit unsettling, that they're very cute in a doll-like way!

I purchased my circle lenses from a website called "Pinky Paradise"(http://pinkyparadise.com/)
The transaction went smoothly, and they arrived fairly quickly! I bought two different pairs from a series called "Wonder Eye." I chose blue, and green! (My eyes are naturally brown, so I wanted to try something different to me. In the future, I think I may try brown as it's more believable since it's my natural colour!)

I'd actually never put contacts in before in my entire life, the whole thing was really quite the ordeal for me! Even looking at what a coloured contact lense looked like was a pretty foreign thing to me.

You'll have to excuse the mascara; that's what happened to my makeup while trying to put the lenses in! ;_; Either way, it looks WAY different from my natural eyes! Circle lenses extend the coloured part of your eye, and make it appear as if your eyes are larger and cuter!

Here's just one photo of what they looked like in! I honestly thought the size of the lense was going to be what unsettled me most, but what was really the most odd to my was seeing myself with BLUE eyes! I think I like myself better with brown, haha!

What are your feelings on circle lenses?
~Do you like or disslike them?
~Do you think changing your eye colour is cheating??
~Do you think they're creepy, or cute?

Unrelated, but I'd like to give my friend Nitty a HUGE thanks! She totally re-vamped my entire blog, just for me, because she's just that much of an awesome friend! I think she made it look lovely!

I hope you've enjoyed my second entry! Thank you very much for looking, and I hope you'll be back to read more!~