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Anonymous asked: Hello umm I wanted to ask something to relieve my worry.. I have just bought a Infanta Butterfly crucifix army style dress set from qutieland and I keep seeing people have trouble getting what they ordered from said store And I wanted to ask how long does it take to deliver ?

lolita-tips:

Delivery time for Qutieland is dependent on a lot of factors. The first factor is whether or not the specific TaoBao shop (in this case being Infanta) has things already made or if they make to order. I believe Infanta makes to order (although they do not offer custom sizes. You already know this because you already made your purchase but I wanted to add that to avoid confusion from anyone else reading this) and takes about 15-30 days normally to make something and send it. This time may or may not be slowed down right now due to people buying things as holiday gifts. From there the item is sent to your shopping service, in this case Qutieland who then has to send it to you. At this time of year Qutieland’s job is slowed down quite a bit due to the holidays. They have to give the order information to the TaoBao shops, send payment information, receive and keep track of payments, and ship items as they get them, among other jobs. They are usually fairly quick with these processes but this time of year they’re particularly slow as they are backed up. The problem isn’t that people aren’t getting their orders at all, they will get them, the shops are just slowed down right now so it takes longer than normal and it’s hard to say exactly how long it will take.

Whew, being a person who just submitted her first order ever and is anxiously awaiting a reply in regards to stock, this is making me feel better, albeit more impatient in the process :P !

It’s that time of year again: pumpkin everything!!!! I am a sucker for all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Today I made pumpkin muffins with a spice frosting and pumpkin spice cookies with plain frosting. I will post  the cookies later!

It’s that time of year again: pumpkin everything!!!! I am a sucker for all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Today I made pumpkin muffins with a spice frosting and pumpkin spice cookies with plain frosting. I will post the cookies later!

Matte Hello Kitty Sparkle nails! I’m happy with how this turned out. The sparkles give the look so much depth, especially with the stickers on top. 

I absolutely love the sprinkles polish from Nails Inc. It gives a cool dimensional look to the nail. In the picture I used only two coats to get it to entirely cover my nail. There are pink, blue, and silver sparkles suspended in a milky grey base. In one coat it could be used as a way to add dimension and tone down the brightness of a pink or dark blue base colour. But I just love how it looks on its own. 

I also used a matte topcoat to tone down the sparkle. Even with the matte topcoat the sparkles still shimmer. 

The stickers I added also look real neat on top. It kinda looks like they are floating because of the layered effect of the sparkles. They are the hello kitty stickers from Sephora.

Matte Hello Kitty Sparkle nails! I’m happy with how this turned out. The sparkles give the look so much depth, especially with the stickers on top.

I absolutely love the sprinkles polish from Nails Inc. It gives a cool dimensional look to the nail. In the picture I used only two coats to get it to entirely cover my nail. There are pink, blue, and silver sparkles suspended in a milky grey base. In one coat it could be used as a way to add dimension and tone down the brightness of a pink or dark blue base colour. But I just love how it looks on its own.

I also used a matte topcoat to tone down the sparkle. Even with the matte topcoat the sparkles still shimmer.

The stickers I added also look real neat on top. It kinda looks like they are floating because of the layered effect of the sparkles. They are the hello kitty stickers from Sephora.

Day Dreaming and Reading

I theme I like to have while day dreaming or in my lucid dreams is that of time travel. Travelling back in time with my gadgets or meeting someone who came to the future.  I like to pretend what it would be like to try and explain to them what the future is like or what the internet is, how women are equal and that you can eat cheese from a can.  I always enjoyed this idea and dream.  Thinking of time travel is how I get by on long boring drives and how I help myself fall asleep sometimes. 

What I love is that there is a book I just read that more-or-less took my daydream and constructed it into characters and I was able to see how another person interpreted the same dream as me.  This book is called The River of No Return.  It focuses two main characters and their experiences with time travel - right from one of my favourite time eras: the early 1800’s.  

The book is cleverly written by Bee Ridgway.  Her style is funny and smart and extremely engaging.  The book is the type to draw you in and not let you go until you hit the last page.  Even then, once I finished the last page I had to find out if she was writing a sequel - SHE IS!!

So, if you are interested in time travel, love, humour, history and just a damn good book I highly suggest you to pick this book up.

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The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway (No links because they all reveal a bit too much…) PS I don’t write book reviews so deal with it.

New Computer Means…

NEW POSTS!!!!

Now that I have a computer that I can edit photos with I will be posting reviews on other circle lenses and make-up!!

My new computer. My lovely and handsome boyfriend helped me build it!! And by helped I mean he built it :P

My new computer. My lovely and handsome boyfriend helped me build it!! And by helped I mean he built it :P

Triple Chocolate Cookies

 This is the Recipe to the Triple Chocolate Cookies I made in my earlier Instagram post. They are super chocolaty and moist and delicious.  The recipe is incredibly simple and easy and makes 24 normal sized cookies.  The recipe can also easily be doubled or halved.  This is adapted from here. 

Recipe:

Ingredients:

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened (leave it on the counter for a bit)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (think Fry’s)
1/4 teaspoon salt (half this or skip if using salted butter)
1/3 cup Chocolate Chips (2 ounces)
1/3 cup of white chocolate chips (2 ounces/this makes the triple chocolate - I didn’t have any)
1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate chunks (2 ounces)

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