Monday, September 3, 2012


Hellooo all! Again, sorry for the long period between posts, I just have a lot of other things on my mind!
             Have you ever looked back over the last few years and realized that you are a completely different person? That all of your likes and dislikes have changed as you grow as a person and get closer to finding yourself? I hear this is part of being a teenager, but I never knew what people meant until I myself with a teenager. For instance, I have never been a fan of tattoos, but lately I have been seeing them as a thing of beauty, a work of art. Like seeing your body as a blank canvas, and any true artist can never leave a blank canvas blank for long...

I think this tattoo is soo pretty and whimsical!
Also, I love the effect this one gives, the feather and the birds. I remind me of Neverland. So pretty, so pretty...
I think if I were to get a tattoo, it would be "dreamer" written in pretty cursive on the inside of my wrist.
Who knows, maybe by the time I'm 18 I will have outgrown this phase, but for now I am loving tattoos. What is your take? Do you find them trashy, beautiful, artistic, stupid? Let me know! 
xoxo, Ariel

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mad Tea Party!!! And other ramblings....

Hey darlings :)

Lately I have really gotten into the mood of the Mad Tea Party, and I could not be more excited! The lace, candy colors, cheery music, and tables overflowing with sweets....heaven.

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I am so excited to dress up, and I frequently swoon at the thought of all the lace and tulle that is in the near future!
I am thinking of wearing a dress like this:

...very simple, prim, and proper.

But then I would add the Wonderland element by going to town with the makeup, pearl necklaces, and perhaps mint green tights? oh, and hot pink lipstick...

and of course, crazy eye makeup, complete with a beautiful mask

Do these images not make you want to die of excitement??!!

On another note, I am thinking of posting things about makeup, skincare, and room decor...would any of you be interested in that?

For example, I recently purchased this from JC Penny

It now holds all my makeup, jewelry, and nail polish, and has quickly become my favorite thing about my room :)

Also, I could update you all on recent makeup purchases, such as the other day when I went to Target and bought a bunch of Tinker Bell inspired makeup, just for fun (I dont usually have that much money, but I have been babysitting all summer and and have recently found myself having quite a lot of money, at least for a 16 year old girl! :)

well, let me know if this would interest you!

Cya next time!

xoxo, Ariel

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My New Art!! And Update... :)

Hey guys! Yes, I'm still alive and I am here to update you on my life! Well, the last few months have been pretty crazy, but school is out and I am free to blog again!

In my last post I promised you an awesome surprise, and here it is, and new art pieces!! Yay! :)

So, without further ado, here they are!

This painting was one of the first ones I ever did, and I made it for my dad :) we share a love of th outdoors, so this was the perfect painting for him

Next, I painted this for my best friend Jessica :)

I took the colors of her room into consideration, as well as her obsession with all things Alice in Wonderland :)

Then, I painted this for my mum, who also loves the outdoors

And more recently, I have been a crazy woman, and whipped out a ton of paintings!

This is the same image, painted to depict the different seasons

I named her Marissa :)
 but she was inspired by Snow White

and finally, these last two are sketched i've done :)

Well, I hope it was worth the wait!

Toodles everyone, I will be back soon!!
xoxo, Ariel

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Of Rainy Days and A (Failed) Road Trip :)

This weekend, a marvolous rainstorm blew in! It was such a treat, dark skies, the sound of rain hitting the roof...

I live in a valley, so we have very poor air quality. Also, we haven't even had a full inch of rain yet, so today was especially wonderful :)

Well, as it so happens, me and my family decided we were going up to Oregon for the weekend, to visit some family.

Sadly, we got halfway up, and then had to stay the night in a hotel because we couldn't make it past the mountains to get into Oregon, it was snowing so heavily!
But, we decided to make the most of it. So, we went to a gas station and bought a bunch of candy, then went back to the hotel and watched movies. So, failed road trip aside, we did get some good family time in after all.

And we finally made it back home, safe and sound :)

Hopefully, I can get my next blog up soon, I have something special planned :) I will talk to you soon lovies!

XOXO, Ariel

Ps. Have a fabulous weekend! Finals are over, and it is time to celebrate!

Monday, January 9, 2012

My Wish Jar...

Today, I made a wish jar...

And in this wonderful jar, lie all of the little odds and ends I have around my room.

I have old keys to childhood diaries, a clip with torquoise stones, that I found one day at the playground, and never wore but kept all these years.

I have a walnut that I cracked one day, only to find a heart in the center :)

Old friendship bracelets, a little corked bottle of rose quartz, a perfect seashell, a button, beads, a tiny bow, and all the other things that I have had for years, simply because they made me smile and dream, and above all, they helped me retain my childhood whimsy, the notion that you can do anything you want, if you set your mind to it :)

So, I filled up this adorable little jar with all the bits and pieces that I have collected over the years, and for some reason kept, because they meant somethign to me...even though everything in this jar is completely worthless, they all have great sentimental value

SO, my dear readers, I strongly encourage you to create your own wish jar! Everytime I glance at it, I can't help but smile, because it is so filled with things that I love.

I hope you had a fantastic day (I did, I got my drivers' permit!) and that you will wake up tomorrow with all your childhood fantasies dancing in your heart :)

And to spread the cheer, do something nice for someone, even a random person. Perhaps just a smile to brighten their day, because you never know how needed it could be...

Much love,
Ariel :)

Ps. So sorry for the low quality pictures, Im still trying to figure out the best lighting, and sadly, I am working with a terrible camera :( I hope to change that soon, but in the meantime, please just stick with me

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Escapedes of Luna the Wonderdog and Ariel the Adventurer

Hello all! I have had a marvelous day today and i wanted to share it with you!

It is a new year, with new adventures, and i have decided to take full advantage of that! So, along with my pal, Luna, I decided to see how much trouble i could get into today :)

So, we went for a walk.
And on that walk, we ran into a creature, by the name of Mr. Snuffalobe

Well, Mr. Snuffalobe(Mr. S) decided that i was in need of some adventure(and indeed i was) so he presented me with a key

 He told me to lean in close, so i did, and he whispered into my ear that if i could find the keyhole, i would enter my very own wonderland. The problem was, i only had 24 hours to find it.

24 hours! But, this secret keyhole could be anywhere! It could be in China for all I knew!

However, Mr. S told me not to worry, for he saw the excitement and dismay plain on my face, he wouldn't give me only 24 hours unless he knew i could find it. Well, that made me feel a little better, but we agreed that i had better get started.

Well, m and Luna searched high and low for hours until, i slumped, exhausted, against a tree.
"We will never find it, Luna. It's impossible. "

"Ariel, don't give up yet! Perhaps were looking in all that wrong places. After all, Lewis Carrol's version of wonderland was all In his head. Maybe that's all Mr. S meant. Maybe he meant for you too look deep inside yourself, and realize that Wonderland has been with you all along, and always will be."

Well, that sounded pretty profound to me, so with a little help form dear Luna, I did some major soul searching. Do you want to know what we found?

We realized that all we need to be happy is our own contentment. If we are happy with ourselves, then even in a dark situation, we can create our own light, our own happiness, and we can delve into our own wonderland.

Wonderland does exist, even though it is not tangible to the naked eye. Humans focus so much on seeing and touching things, we need to have proof that  they are really there. When really, all we truly need to do is believe, and it will be.

Mr. Snuffalobe gave me the key to myself, what I needed to unlock the secret part of my mind that has access to Wonderland. It was with me all along.