Friday, August 16, 2013

[DIY] Flower Crown

Photo by Red Envelope Photography

As an avid tumblr reblogger I've seen my fair share of flower crowns photo shopped onto some of my favorite celebrities and fictional characters. I have have also seen aesthetically pleasing photographs of boho beauties, and ever lovely pastel goth girls crowning themselves with flowers. These delightful accessories add a touchy of whimsy and magic to any outfit, and as an individual that lives and breathes those two things I simple had to make a flower crown for my own photo shoots.

Lavender garden rose, ivory confetti rose, baby's breath, blue clematis, and pink hydrangea 
Floral wire and tape, common household scissors, and heavy duty clippers.
I bought all of my supplies from Jo-Ann's, and it cost me around $40. I used two pieces of the floral wire, and bent them into a crescent shape. Before I secured the ends together with the floral tape, I measured the wire around my head to make sure it was the correct size. I made mine a little on the big size since I would be wearing the crown with wigs too. After I determined the size was a perfect fit I taped the ends together.

A small bunch of hydrangea and rose flowers.
After carefully considering my color pallet I made small bunches with the flower before adding them to the wire. Since the flowers I picked are large I didn't use more than 2 blossoms per bunch. I arranged them carefully so that no petals were squished or flattened before I taped the stems together before attaching the bunch to the wire with the floral tape. The whole process, including trimming down the stems of the flowers and playing around with arrangement, took me about 2 hours.

If you found my process helpful, please share your photos of your flower crowns with me!
Thanks for reading, lovelies! ☆彡

Thursday, August 8, 2013

[Review] HimeCastle Wig

I first came upon HimeCastle after being disappointed that the wig I was so desperately saving up for from Gothic and Lolita Wigs became out of stock. As a creature of habit it is sometimes difficult for me to try something new, especially after I've built a reliable relationship with company that makes an item I use so often. However the cheery smiles and bright eyes of the gyaru models quickly stole my heart and I began shopping like a long time patron.

[What I bought]: Matted Long Princess Curly Wig

[Shipping & Price]: The wig was marked down 54% from the original price tag. The only shipping option was USPS priority mail, and they included $50 insurance with tracking. I received the wig nearly a week after I ordered it, but I am sure I would have gotten it sooner had I not ordered over the weekend.

[Wig quality]: Like all my wigs, I brushed it straight out of the bag. The curls are very soft and supple, and very little fibers came out during brushing. The color is a delicious chocolate brown that looks very natural; just like in the stock photo! The wig is light and isn't too thick despite the curls, but there is full coverage and no gaps in the wefts.

[Overall]: 10/10
I'm in love! This beautiful wig is going to become a regular attendee to photo shoots and conventions.

HimeCastle sells more than just wigs and I am sure I will be spending a good amount of my shopaholic binges on adorable site. Which ultimately means more reviews!

Thanks for reading, lovelies! ☆彡