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Amazing Etsy shops you must check out!

I love surfing around Etsy for unique and amazing pretties. It’s one of those websites that is just SO DAMN VAST, and it can feel like you’re giving yourself eye strain by endlessly scrolling through all the gorgeous stuff. Yes, Etsy gets a bad rep for being expensive – but it’s all handmade! You want to pay fairly for the product you’re getting, don’t you? Plus, most Etsy sellers I speak to are really awesome and would be the sort of person you could have a glitter fight with. Even the goths. Black glitter in that case, followed by copious amounts of sacrificial blood. And then more glitter.

So do something amazing and support these amazing creators below by checking out their stuff and shop for TEH PRETTIES!

Nails

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CandyOverdose

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Candy Overdose is perfect for your 3D nail needs – each of the sets have been lovingly designed with bright colours and the cutest little cabochons. It’s about £12 for a set, a great price for a handmade set. Also available are some cute pastel necklaces, phone cases and lip butters.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AuroraDecora

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THOSE. HOGWARTS. NAILS. The second I saw them I think I fell off my unicorn. Even though I would technically be in Slytherin was I in the Potter-verse, I’m far more drawn to the vivid colours of that Ravenclaw set. An absolute must for Potter-loonies. NAIL-ART-PATRONUM! (Visual image of glowing nails flying towards the enemy)

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Headpieces/Headdresses/Hairbands/Clips

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LoliMillie

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Loli Millie do the cutest kitsch hairbands which would go well with Cult Party Kei, Shironuri, Fairy Kei, Lolita, Gyaru and more. Prices are around £12 for a headband – and they’re all handmade. GIVING THEM AWAY!!!!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LittleBanshees

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These bows are the absolute CUTEST!! I’ve got a bit of a thing for the key motif, so anything vaguely goth-y, featuring keys, gets my bow-senses tingling. Bow-sense? That’s found right behind the SQUEEE brain button. Don’t set them both off at the same time, that’s how Hello Kitty was born. The bows go for around £8.

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Clothing, Shoes and Accessories

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Cyanidekissx

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Cyanide Kiss take Geek Chic to the max, mainly featuring some gorgeous dresses for the superhero inclined, but also sell a good range of gothic and retro-inspired dresses. £45 for a handmade dress – epically cheaper than branded dresses and you’ll get a OOAK.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/zefora

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A fairy-kei and pastel-lovers paradise! Everything sold here is KAWAII to the MAX – pastels, brights, cute characters, lovehearts, sweeties. Accessories start from £8 up to £20.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MedusaCouture

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I love the clothes, but not the logo – I have a severe phobia of jellyfish, even right now I’m writing this part without looking at the actual picture. So I REALLY love the clothes, otherwise I wouldn’t risk putting the photos up AT ALL!! Everything is handmade and gorgeous through and through. With the handmade element, the price is higher – £95 for a skirt. Urgh, jellyfish, urgh, WHY DO YOU EXIST, YOU JELLY-BASED HARBRINGERS OF DEATH.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MadModesty

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Not only can I not get over the cuteness of the Unicorn-kitty eyes – but their model is GORGEOUS!! Everything from T-shirts to tote bags, and all around a tenner! Will be ordering from them when I have sufficient pennies and then a haul is in order!!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CrudeThings

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Each piece made by this creative and inspiring designer is handmade, and runs the shop all alone! What’s a trooper!! Perfect for gyarus, decora, visual kei and pastel goths, you’ll definitely find something to fall in love with here! As is handmade, is more on the expensive side – look to be spending about £13 for the arm warmers above, but more than worth the extra cost!!

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If anyone has any reviews of the above sellers – leave a comment below! SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP, MY MARSHMALLOW FLUFFIES!

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Sailor Moon Painted Custom Shoes – Work In Progress

My first attempt at painting shoes…

So I’ve been working on a pair of custom Sailor Moon shoes on and of for a couple of months, and thought I’d post my work-in-progress! Still a long way off, and I’m not sure when I’m going to get the chance to finish them, but my feet will instantly power up once they’re done.

Actually, I forgot. These shoes are a size 4. DAMN MY SIZE 5 HUMAN PAWS!

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The first shoe as you can see is of Sailor Moon and the Inner Senshi, with Luna and her cutesplosion kitty family. Plan is for the other shoe to have Tuxedo Kamen, the Outer Senshi and the talismans (if I can get them to fit).

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Also, if this post look spazzy, I’ll fix it when I’m on a proper computer with a screen and keyboard and dancing hula girl USB toy. I’m trying out the WordPress app on my iPhone. COME ON MOBILE TECHNOLOGY!!

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Let me know what you guys think! I’ll post an update when they’re all done, don’t know exactly what I’ll do with them as they’re not my size, but I’m sure someone would like them – maybe a giveaway? HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYONE!!

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New Year – New You!! Some inspiration for the coming year from Ghoulia’s Peculiars ♥

So we’ve survived 2014 and come bursting with rainbow vibrance and too-many-mince-pies heavier into January of 2015!! It’s the times for resolutions and embracing the idea of the NEW YOU – so let’s start the year on a high with the most beautiful headpieces, wigs and masks you’re ever likely to see, and let them give you all the inspiration to create some AWESOME FRICKIN’ ART!

If you’ve never heard of Ghoulia’s Peculiars, you truly have missed out on some of the most breath-taking wigs and headpieces EVER. Lovingly handmade, the attention to detail is striking, with each piece crafted with the utmost care and thought. Jules is an incredible designer, SHE RAWKS.

https://www.facebook.com/ghouliaspeculiars

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Model: Iska

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Photographer: Dafydd Owen

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Photographer: Nick Mann Photography

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Also, another thing to be bum-clenchingly excited about:

YES

BEST. YEAR. EVER.

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Cult Party Kei Winter Inspiration

One of the newest Japanese styles to me, along with Shironuri, that I’m completely and utterly head-over-heels in love with is Cult Party Kei. Not too dissimilar from the English style that was in fashion a few years back, ‘Shabby Chic’, Cult Party Kei is all about the layering! Put some lace on that and WHAM-BAM, you have a Cult Party influence. The layering is not just an aesthetic, in this chilly season, it’s very practical and will keep you snug and toasty even if Jack Frost is successfully punching everyone in the face. Common motifs are religious iconography, crosses in particular – RED crosses specially. You bangin’ if you have a red cross.

Cult Party Kei is really a floaty, mysterious, sweet way of dressing. I love it because you can throw a bit of goth into it and you still look very feminine rather than RARRRGH LOOK AT MY SKULLS. There’s also a slap-dash of Fairy Kei in there, and Shironuri makeup looks INCREDIBLE in CPK. It’s simple to start – white or cream base and then build, build, build! The idea is to create a whimsical image, like a fairytale.

So here’s a collection of my all-time favourite CPK inspiration specifically for winter – gotta bundle it up, BABY IT’S COOOOOOOLD OUTSIDE!

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And finally, finish that look off with some CPK makeup. Pink under the cheeks, and delicate eye makeup complete your look. The tutorial by The Chokelate is perfect to get you started!

Let’s see your CPK co-ords for this winter, my fluffballs of great justice and fashion! Also, get those questions in and get chatting fashion!!

Credits: Tokyo Fashion

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