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Man, I was so excite when I found the Smule Sing! app for my iPad. One of my girlfriends had been using it and posting some of her covers to Facebook, and after a bit of persuasion, I decided to give it a try. Holy Hamburgers am I glad that I did!

I have been wanting to find an outlet for my singing for a while now that could be as casual or as committed as I wanted, without having to rely upon anyone else and her we are. I posted my first ever song on my Half assed new years resolutions post, and have been completely addicted since. So as promised, here are some of my favorite tunes of the moment, covered by myself (and a few lovely fellows from overseas!). I hope you enjoy them!

All about that Bass – Postmodern Jukebox

I am a really big fan of this song, both by Meghan Trainor and Postmodern Jukebox, but this version I think just fits my voice perfectly! I hope you enjoy it :)

Love you like I’m going to lose you – Meghan Trainor

This song I was invited to sing by JessieWilliams50. At first I was a little apprehensive about doing this song as I didn’t know it all that well, but once I figured it out and gave it a go it has fast become one of my favorites to sing :)

Be our guest – Beauty and the Beast

This song really needs no explaining. Beauty and the Beast is my all time favorite Disney film and this song is great. I really loved how MikeEsparza10 put on all the different character voices, so i just had to join in :)

Thank you for listening, I really hope you enjoyed it! Have a song you think I should cover? Leave me a comment below and I’ll see what I can do :)

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Neko Nation Adelaide has now come and gone again, and it was a blast! This was my 3rd time attending, and I feel like I was nowhere near as prepared for it as I was the previous two. I’d been feeling sick all day, and had to spend most of my day napping just so I had enough energy to go that night! I ended up playing designated driver for the night which worked out quite well for me anyway as I was able to give a friend a ride in to the event.

I was completely un organised when it came to my outfit this time around, but I managed to throw something together at the last-minute. You can check out my outfit post here. I think considering how last-minute my outfit plans were, it all came together rather well. I did have a minor wardrobe malfunction thought, as the zipper to my skirt decided to die just as I was walking out the door. I ended up having to safety-pin myself into it 😛 The high heels didn’t last long either, as you can see in the photo’s that follow.

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My car buddy Colin said he also had a wardrobe malfunction, in that he was going to wear a onsie, but then Adelaide decided to turn into a sauna and he was too hot. I’m kinda glad he changed his mind though, his pink maids outfit was super adorable.

We found the cat girls with sushi doing their rounds not too soon after we got there. Thanks to all my stupid allergy issues I couldn’t have any, but it all looked so yummy, and there was heaps of it about. I didn’t see any of the sushi cat girls last Neko Nation, but then again Corrina and I did disappear off earlier in the night to get some decent cocktails else where, so we must have missed them.

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I had a blast dancing downstairs to Sammi’s super kawaii pop DJ set, which was an awesome mix of J-pop, Anime and cheezy 90’s music. We did the Macareana, it was amazing! Not only is Sammi a brilliant DJ, but she is also fellow Trashdoll and just one of the cutest girls you could ever lay eyes on too.

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The DJ’s in the top room I found to be pretty awesome as well, I really enjoyed the sets I was up there for. This was something a bit different for me, as usually that type of music is not quite my style. It would seem that drunk Sarah and Sober Sarah have different tastes in music! 😛

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I actually spent a fair bit of time upstairs this time around, dancing like crazy with these lovely people and chatting out on the balcony when it got too hot.

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As a whole, I thought that the whole event was organised fantastically. I only have one gripe about it. I absolutely loved the crown and scepter as a venue for the last one, but this time around I found that it wasn’t great. My main reasoning for that was that last time Neko Nation was in June, which means the weather was considerably cooler. With people dancing up a storm, the inside fans were just fine as you could escape into the cool outside area’s to get some air when you got to hot inside.

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Since this one was held in January, which is pretty much the middle and hottest part of our summer for my readers not from Aus, the lack of air conditioning in the venue was considerably more noticeable this time around. It had been a super hot day, and hadn’t cooled down much more by the time it got dark, so the whole place was like a stinky sweaty furnace on the inside. There was no escape from it either, as it was just as hot on the outside of the venue!Neko Nation adelaide 9 Jan 2016 1

Air conditioning issues aside, Neko Nation, as always, was a wicked fun night. There were far more people there that I knew this time around and I really enjoyed wandering around, chatting with them and making new friends.

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New friends, such as Mark from Maetogrophy who took this adorable photo of myself and Chelsea (better known as Pocket Sized Vampire Panda) and the photo above of Sammi DJing. Awesome photo’s man, thanks for taking them!sig-tag

 

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Gosh, considering I have been on holidays for so long, I was sooo unorganized for Neko Nation! (Post on the event to follow!) I think it was just because I had been feeling so sick for the few days leading up to it, that I hadn’t bothered to specifically plan for it.

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Lucky for me, I have a ridiculously stuffed wardrobe and was able to pull something super kawaii together for the night!

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Outfit Breakdown

Wig: Bought second hand from a friend, but I am pretty sure it was originally from Gothic Lolita Wigs

Hair Clips: Bought at a cheap store near my house

Top: Purchased second hand from Savers

Jacket:Bought from an Op Shop In Melbourne

Skirt: From Ice, about 10 years ago!

Socks: I won as a prize for something I can’t remember at a Lolita meet last year some time.

Shoes: Bought in Japan

Jewelry: Matching Bracelet and necklace from Equip, silver bangle from Pandora and charm bracelet from Swarvoski.

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Make Up

I was going for a bit of a magical girl look with this outfit, so I kept my whole eye area quite light with a white shimmer. Then on the lids I added a light pink and darkened it as I reached the edge of my eye. Then I covered both my lid and the area under my eye in fine silver glitter.

For eye liner, I lined the whole top of my eye finishing for a wing, and then continued under my ey until about half way. I hate wearing lower false lashes, so actually painted extra lashes on underneath with the eye liner. I then finished the whole look off by adding some super long curly lashes, and penciling in my eyebrows with a light brown colour to try match the wig a little.

As always, I went with hot pink lipstick, or the matte Lime Crime variety 😉

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2015-lolita-coordinates

Our community had an online event, asking us all to share a collection of our different coordinates from throughout the year. I didn’t realize, but I have worn Lolita soooooo much this year, more than double the amount I wore it last year! Here is the collage I made, and this isn’t even all our meets, as I was trying to not double up on print’s too much in this photo.

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Looking back on my photo’s, I definitely have a few clear favorites. On the top of that list, surprisingly would seem to be my Cotton Candy Shop special set JSK from Angelic Pretty. I wore it so much last year, I just love all the colours on it!

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Coming a close second I would have to say would be my Milky Planet JSK from Angelic Pretty. I was so excited to get my hands on the entire set in one hit, I just wore it to death. I mean, come on, who wouldn’t want to walk around with and upside-down ice cream cone on their head?

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Photo by Maetogrophy

Last but not least, coming in third place would be my Chess Chocolate low waisted JSK from Angelic Pretty (yeah I’m a massive AP fan…). This was one of my most worn dresses last year as well, I just love how it sits on me ^_^

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SOme of my other observations from this years coordinates is that after I dyed my hair black/purple, I stopped wearing wigs a lot. I still wore my blonde/pink/purple one a fair bit when I wanted to be blonde, but for the most part I used my natural hair!

I have acquired a few more dresses recently during the end of the year (Fancy paper Dolls and Crystal Dream Carnival!), so I will be interested to see what my most worn pieces will be this year!

So tell me, which of my coordinates from last year is your favorite?

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