Thursday, February 27, 2014

Meowgical Decora Rainbow Daily Style Post

HELLO! If you follow my Tumblr, you may have noticed that I've been feeling especially inspired by decora fashion lately. When I got this "Meowgical" rainbow cat unicorn shirt, I just couldn't help myself! Rainbow bows everywhere! I also forgot how damn amazing this Rainbow Rock from RockStar Wigs is. Oohhhh my god, I'm in love with it all over again! 
ヽ(๏∀๏ )ノ 

Daily Style Link List~

Cat Ears: eBay

Hair: RockStar Wigs Rainbow Rock Hair Prism 1

Bows: Target

Lashes: Dolluxe Lashing Out Loud x Underlash A

Contacts: LensVillage iFairy Casper Violet

Stickers: Hello Kitty Sticker Book

Top: Look Human So Meowgical Shirt

Rings: Gothic Bimbo's Bubblegum Emporium

Purse: Amazon Totoro Bag

Skirt: local thrift store! >*u*<

Shoes: eBay - Reebok Straptastik

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

#WigWednesday: How to Brush and Restore Straight Wigs - Wig Care Tutorial

Hi everyone! Welcome to the second week of #WigWednesday Wig Care Tutorials! If you missed last week's quick tip, you can check it out here: How to Brush a Wig.

This week, we will be talking straight wigs! Ready? Here we go!

How to Brush and Restore Straight Wigs

My preferred method for taking care of straight wigs is with a wide-toothed comb. Because there are no curls to worry about ruining, it's much faster and easier to brush it with a comb as opposed to finger combing. The longer the wig, the easier it will tangle, so if you are trying to brush a very long straight wig, please be patient!! If you get frustrated and pull too hard on the hair, you can damage it, make the tangles worse, or pull the hair out.

Remember to start combing at the bottom! It is important to detangle the ends first or it's possible to make the tangles much worse than they were to begin with.

If after wearing or storing your wig it is not as straight as you like it to be, fear not! Wigs can be straightened! 
*All the wigs I use in my tutorials are by Gothic Lolita Wigs or RockStar Wigs, so this information is all based off of GLW/RSW quality and fibers. Cheaper quality wigs (eBay, etc.) may not react the same way.

For straightening wigs for the first time (or as many times as you want!), I recommend using the hot water method for a quick and easy way to get the wig uniformly straight. See my straightening tuturial here: 

But for touch ups after my straight wigs have been stored for a while, I use a hair straightener/flat iron on them. Make sure you read the product page from where ever you bought your wig to see the maximum temperature you should use on your wig. Most of the time, you can use the LOWEST setting on your straightener on synthetic hair. PLEASE do a test patch first on an underneath layer to test if your wig can handle the heat. If the hair burns or frays, do not continue with the straightener. 

Use a low temp! 140-180 degrees F.

Once you've done a heat test and found that your synthetic wig can handle a little bit of heat, you are ready to straighten! So pretty! *u*

Have fun! :)

Tune in for next week's #WigWednesday quick tip: How to Brush and Restore Curly Wigs!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tasty Peach Studios: Kawaii Charms, Buttons, and Lanyard Product Review

Hi cuties!!! Today I have a very special product review & discount code for you! Tasty Peach Studios is a shop that I have admired ever since I firstttt laid eyes on them at Otakon last year! At Otakon, even though I had no money to spare, I splurged and bought two of their acrylic charms to kawaii up my phone. I told myself I wouldn't buy anything... I was just browsing... but then.... BAM! There was a Narwhal charm staring up at me. He was... just.. so... cute! And only five dollars!!... Surely, I could spare $5.00. But then... I didn't want him to be lonely, dangling by himself from my phone. None of my other charms were kawaii enough to be in his presence, so they all had to come off. You understand. So, I allowed myself one more little gift =^u^= A buddy for my new Narwhal! And what could be a happier buddy than a Rainbow Clouds Charm!

Fast forwarddddd, WeeeEooeoOEOooeoo *time travel*

The year is 2014. I email Tasty Peach begging them to love me.
& here we are.

Japanese inspired. 100% cute!

For today's product review, I have three (ish?) SUPER adorable things to talk about. If you've ever checked out Tasty Peach, you know they have tons of different ADORABLE original characters. I don't think I could ever choose a favorite. There are just so many good ones. So I decided to get three different characters for my three different goodies from Tasty Peach!

Meet Meowchi, Hanaki, and Kyandi!
They are the characters I selected for my lanyard, charm, and buttons! (/^u^)/* Happy!

Let's talk Hanaki.
I chose Hanaki because I thought he would look cute with my pre-existing Narhwal and Rainbow Cloud Charms!

HOW CUTEEEE! My favorite thing about Hanaki is his super kawaii rainbow tail! :3 That makes him automatic besties with Rainbow Cloud! Hehehe :p

These are such high quality acrylic charms! I've had acrylic charms before where the design chips off or they snap and break, but as you can tell, my Otakon charms still look just as good 6-7 months later!

Tasty Peach offers a phone charm plug that goes in your headphone jack in case your phone doesn't have a place to attach your charms! This means you can also attach it to ANYTHING that uses headphones! Yeee~ For now, these little cuties are living on my Nintendo DS. *u*

hehehe *u* It is good to have such cuties attached so they can make you happy again when your game makes you feel like this~ 


Kyandi is the cutest cotton candy colored alpaca! Kyandi maaaay be my favorite character. Wait, no. Err.. Yes... Well.. Nevermind. I still can't pick.

I decided to get Kyandi buttons because I thought he would look very, very cute on my new kawaii TOMO bag! Pink, purple, and blue are my favorite colors! They work very well with so many kawaii looks. The Kyandi buttons match the other buttons that I already have along the strap and belly of my TOMO, so I knew he would have lots of friends. ^u^

Kyandi on his belly! ^u^ Heheheheee

The buttons are made from tin with a spring loaded pin and flat backing lock to keep them attached safely to anything you want to stick them on!

Aren't they cute!!? I am going to stick them on everything, because I have SIX of them! And they are only $5.00! $5.00 to get six pieces to coord with.. You really can't beat it!

And finally, my braaaanddd new 

The Meowchi lanyard is printed with a perfectly cutteeeee pile of sleepy Meowchis and snacks!

This lanyard is so soft!!

It comes with a clasp on the end so you can attach whatever you need to. It'd be great for keys or a convention badge!

I thought it would look adorable with my cute cupcake keys *u*

And then you can attach it to your bag that is all decorated in Kyandi buttons!

And then you can put your DS in your bunny bag and you can have all three Tasty Peach goodies all together!!! Can you spot the Kyandi, Hanaki charm, and Meowchi?

They are all so cuteeee :')

my special readers can use code "Alexa001" to get 15% off from Tasty Peach! Each one of these items featured here are only $5.00 a piece and you can get 15% off of that!!! Or 15% off of anything else in the store too ^u^ But you only have a week before the code expires, so get your goodies now!

Go go go!!!
Alexa001! Now til March 4!
I want everythinggggggg on their site omg.

Find the products featured here:
Hanaki Phone Charm
Kyandi Button Set
Meowchi Lanyard

And shop ALL Tasty Peach here:
Tasty Peach Studios

And find more of me here:
Alexa Poletti


To have your shop reviewed, email me here:
with the subject "*Shop Name* Product Review"

Friday, February 21, 2014

Now Available: Limited Edition Signed Prints of Alexa Poletti

Hi cuties! I am very excited to announce that my signed posters are NOW AVAILABLE! Weee! This is such an exciting time for me! :3

These prints are a collaboration set with Pinero Photography, the bestttttttttest photographer in all of North Carolina ^u^
SERIOUSLY. He's amazing.

Right now, we are offering three 14x20 signed prints:

Or you can get all three for $35!!~
I am so excited ^^

Here I am signing your posters:


Thank you all for everything & for making this possible!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Kawaii MONSTER Girl Daily Style Post

RAWRRRRR! I am a kawaii monster today! ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ

Daily Style Link List:

Horns: eBay

Blood Drip Bow: Bow Kuma
See my review of Bow Kuma Bows here:

Green Fang Blood Drip Bow: Handmade by Alexa

Eye Bow:

Bone Clip:

Hair: Gothic Lolita Wigs Spiral Collection in Teal

Lashes: Dolluxe All Dolled Up & Underlash B
See my tutorial of how to wear this lash combo here:

Contacts: LensVillage iFairy Casper Violet

Stickers: Misc./unknown

Top: eBay "Monster"

Necklace: Gothic Bimbo's Bubblegum Emporium EyeC Necklace

Eyeball Bracelet: eBay

Eyeball Ring: eBay

Bone Ring: unknown

Bag: eBay

Shorts: unknown

Striped Thigh High Socks: eBay

Flash Socks: eBay 

Shoes: H&M (bought in-store)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

#WigWednesday Wig Care Tutorial: How to Brush a Wig

Hello wig lovers!!! Today I am here to kick off a brand new series on my blog for #WigWednesday. I'd like to help you with caring for your wigs to get the longest life out of them as possible. This is a topic I get asked about on my Facebook page so often that I felt it deserved not just a tutorial post, but a tutorial series, so I hope you find it informative! Check back every Wednesday for the duration of the series for more wig care quick tips!

So, you love your Gothic Lolita Wig or RockStar Wig. I get it. We all do.
Even though the quality is top notch, you wear it all the time (through high winds and summer humidity and an accidental rain storm) and it's starting to look a little beat up. Can you restore it or is it trash?

Before you toss your perfectly good wig, try taking a few steps to restore it to its former beauty.

For the launch of the series, we are going to start with one of the most basic tips of wig care: How to Brush a Wig. I know it may seem simple to you seasoned pros of wig care, but for many, this is a quick way to ruin a wig. Lots of people don't even know that there is a wrong way to brush a wig! Each Wednesday with cover a different topic, and after today, they will be much more specific! So let's get to it!

How to Brush a Wig

There are a few ways to properly and safely brush your wig. First of all, let's start with the basics. Your tools!

NEVER, NEVER, NEVER brush your wig with a standard hair brush that you would brush your natural hair with. It will damage the fibers and can completely ruin your wig. Only use a wig brush or a wide-toothed comb.

There are many ways to brush wigs, but my favorite ways are to brush with a wide-toothed comb and finger-combing. I like using a wide-toothed comb over a wig brush because it gives you more control and they are very inexpensive and readily available at lots of stores. Finger-combing (brushing with your fingers) is nice for daily upkeep because it's easy, you always having your fingers with you, and you can style and finger comb at the same time. The downside of finger-combing is that it is harder to get out larger and tougher tangles.

The best way to brush a wig is from the bottom up. Start with detangling the ends of the hair, and SLOWLY work your way up to the top of the wig (brushing downwards- NO BACKCOMBING! unless you want your wig to be forever a poof ball). Detangling a badly knotted wig requires a lot of patience. You can also use wig conditioner to help detangle wigs. I don't have experience with wig conditioner, so I'm not going to talk about that, but just know that such a product exists for you to experiment with. Buying a bottle of wig conditioner is cheaper than replacing your entire wig.

I like to lightly brush & care for my wig after EACH WEAR before storing it. This helps them keeping nice and prevents build up of tangles that become harder and harder to get out.

And that's it! I told you they were QUICK tips! Check back next Wednesday for:
How to Brush and Restore Straight Wigs


Sunday, February 16, 2014

*Romwe Husky Print Sweatshirt Daily Style Challenge*

Hi sweethearts! Today I have a new fun little game!

Many people comment on my style posts about how I have sooo many clothes. Well, it's true~ I am a bit of a fashion addict :p BUT! You can really multiply the amount of clothing options you have with just a little bit of creative styling. Today I wanted to show you how you can take one item of clothing and completely change the garment depending on how you style it! I decided to challenge myself to come up with two completely different looks based on the same sweatshirt with the same color scheme.

If you follow my style posts or blog, you probably know that I flip flop back and forth between kawaii queen and punk monster like... everyday. It all depends on my mood when I'm getting ready, hehe :p The idea for the Daily Style Challenge came to me when I was feeling particularly indecisive.
To kawaii or to punk?? 
(side note: I realize this is not REALLY a "punk" look, but I am just using the term very loosely here to differentiate the two looks.)

Let's take a closer look at each outfit! Each outfit features the Romwe Husky Print Sweatshirt!

Outfit #1:

Outfit #1 Daily Style Link List~

Bow: Black Headbow handmade by Alexa

Hair: Gothic Lolita Wigs Classic Wavy Lolita Collection in Deep Pink

Lashes: Dolluxe Lashing Out Loud

Contacts: SeeClear KB-6 Style aka Doll Eyes Black
See my review of these lenses here:

Top: Romwe Husky Head Print Sweatshirt

Bracelets: Gothic Bimbo's Bubblegum Emporium

Purse: Gothic Bimbo's Bubblegum Emporium

Skirt: Betsey Johnson

Tights: eBay

Socks: unknown

Shoes:  Chuck Taylor Classic High Tops in Pink


Outfit #2:

Outfit #2 Daily Style Link List:

Hat: Romwe Embroidered Black Knitted Beanie

Bone Clip: Gothic Bimbo's Bubblegum Emporium Bone Clip in Pink

Hair: Rockstar Wigs Goddess Collection in Pink & Black

Lashes: Dolluxe Lashing Out Loud

Contacts: SeeClear KB-6 Style aka Doll Eyes Black
See my review of these lenses here:

Top: Romwe Husky Head Print Sweatshirt

Necklace: Gothic Bimbo's Bubblegum Emporium Candy Skull Necklace in Pink

Skeleton Bracelet: Love Culture

Spike Bracelets: eBay

Leggings: Romwe Black Rivet Leggings

Boots: Anarchic by T.U.K. Pink Brogue Boots


So there you have it! Now that you've seen both styles close up, I would love to hear which outfit you like better!! Please let me know your preference in the comments or on my Facebook page! Did you enjoy my first Daily Style Challenge??
Thank you for reading and I hope you are feeling inspired to try some new styling on your old clothes!! :3

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Daily Style Post ♥

Happy Valentine's Day, sweethearts! Will you all be my Valentines? 

Daily Style Link List!~

Hair: Gothic Lolita Wigs Rhapsody in Rose

Flowers: unknown

Bow: Red Mini Bow by Alexa

Glasses: Target (dollar section!~ score!)

Lashes: Dolluxe All Dolled Up x Underlash A

Contacts: Pinky Paradise Super Pinky Blue

Top: ROMWE Letters & Roses "Rose D" Sweatshirt 

Necklace: Cupid Moon Necklace

Bracelet: Gothic Bimbo's Bubblegum Emporium

Flower Ring: Gothic Bimbo's Bubblegum Emporium Vintage Rose Ring

Skirt: ROMWE Retro Ruffle Red Skirt

Tights: eBay
(currently sold out in white)

Boots: Anarchic by T.U.K. Pink Brogue Boots


Happy Valentine's Day!
Give me your hugs!

Happy Valentine's Day!~ Gothic Lolita Wigs Giveaway and Romwe Coupon ~*~

Happy Valentine's Day, sweethearts!! Because I love you all, I want to give you a heads up about giveaways and free cash that's going on riiiiight meow.

Follow Gothic Lolita Wigs, RockStar Wigs, and Dolluxe on Instagram for a chance to win one of their exclusive Instagram Giveaways!


& Romwe has a SUPER EASY and fast way to get 
$10 store credit!

Only three questions!
Simple survey about mobile games!
All participants can get a $10 coupon!
The activity will finish at the end of this month.


I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day with your loved ones!~ ♡♡