The Violet Rhapsody wig review by Black Candy Fashion

Violet Rhapsody

As I already said in my previous wig post, a girl can never have too many wigs. Or eyeglasses for that matter but that will be discussed in a separate post.

This post is dedicated to the violet rhapsody, a lovely purple/violet colored wave-y wig from Black candy fashion wigs.

What is so special about Violet Rhapsody?

First thing I noticed when I took it out of the bag was how light weight it was despite the crazy amount of hair (fiber) it has.

The wig comes with a side part and a nice side swept fringe that is just the right length. Why just the right?

I have one other wig with a side swept fringe that is honestly very weirdly shaped and cut. It is hard to style a fringe that mostly ends up in your eyes.

With wigs it is important that they are cut right. Especially around the face, because you are somewhat limited with parting/styling options. This being a normal “cosplay” synthetic wig and not a lace front or a full lace wig. You can read about the differences here.

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Violet Rhapsody in numbers

The wig weighs around 300 grams and is 70 cm long, which makes it a nice long and rich wig, perfect for different styles and looks.

Talking about styles, the wig has a certain fairy vibe, with a dash of anime which would make this model perfect for different cosplay scenarios. I personally don`t do cosplay, but I style the violet rhapsody in cute half up-dos and vintage inspired styles.

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How to secure your wig

The size of the wig is adjustable with little hooks in the inside, so you can be sure your wig will stay in place.

Additionally, what I like to do sometimes, when I know I will go a bit crazy with the head movements or just to take the worry of off my mind – I secure the wig on the sides with bobby pins. Or at the back. Depending on what style you are going for you can choose the placement of bobby pins, keeping in mind it should be the part where they are not visible.

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Color story

The Violet Rhapsody wig is party straight on the top and on the fringe, but the rest of it is a light wave which contributes to its fairy-looking vibe, gives your mane a nice volume.

This wigs color is a perfect shade of violet, not to pinky, blue or purple – just perfect.
The story behind how I chose this wig is funny because I actually didn`t. I did not know what I actually ordered since it was a “lucky dip” draw. When I opened my parcel I was beyond happy to see a purple colored fantasy wig. They have a great range of that color, be sure to check them out.

I am very happy with how that lucky dip ended up. Violet Rhapsody wig made all my fantasy hair color dreams come true.

 

 

 

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Wig review: Just peachy lace front wig by Zella Rose Wigs

A girl can never have too many shoes, bags, lipsticks or wigs. Yes my friends, I have added one more to my wig collection. In this new wig review I will present you this majestic pastel wig Just peachy lace front wig by Zella Rose Wigs.

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Lace front wig vs regular non-lace wig

Just peachy lace front wig by Zella Rose Wigs is my first lace front wig. I have been wanting to buy one for quite some time. So when opportunity presented I did it and as it seems I purchased the last one in stock. Lucky me!

The main difference between lace front wigs and “regular” wigs (non-lace) is the material of the cap.

The difference

With the lace front, you have the front of the wig that is “made” from lace. “Lace” that is a gentle “lace” looking material with strands of hair glued onto it. To me it looks more like tulle than lace.

The regular ones have some other material and strands of hair are glued in rows with gaps in between.

Lace front wigs create an illusion of real hair with (mostly) changeable parting parts, as where the regular (non-lace) wigs do not offer that option.

With regular non-lace wigs you are confined to the fringe-parting style you bought. Long side swept fringes will never become middle parting fringe or you will never be able to pull them up in an up do.

With lace fronts you can do that. You can create several different styles, change the parting, experiment and add your unique personal touch.

Just to note, there are full lace wigs too that offer even more flexibility (as I have read), but since I do not own any I can`t talk from my own experience.

Just peachy lace front wig is a pastel dream magnificence

I do not remember exactly how I stumbled upon Zella Rose wigs, but boy am I glad I did.
The moment I saw Just peachy lace front wig by Zella Rose I knew it had to be mine, because I have never ever seen anything like it. The perfect color combo of ginger-peach-pink pastel shades that blend seamlessly.

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What is Just peachy all about

Just peachy is super long lace front wig – 22 inches, with huge bouncy curls. It is the longest wig I own and for me personally takes time to get used to it, since I have never ever had hair long like that.

The wig is resistant to high temperature which means you can curl it more or straighten it (and make it even longer), but of course do that with care and caution as you would with your natural hair. It is synthetic hair and it will burn if you expose it to too much heat.

Just peachy is not only long but very thick and rich, giving you a nice luscious mane worthy of a lion. The wig has an adjustable cap to increase fit and comfort, little “hooks” to add security and you don`t need to apply glue.

How to style Just peachy lace front wig?

If you go over to Zella Rose website you can see that the wig comes with a center parting. Personally, I did not like that because I have a small face and all this hair just eats me up. So, I tried a few different ways of styling, just tried to find what works best for me.

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How to style a wig

As you can see I decided to try a half up-do with a messy top knot, and it worked very well. Don`t be surprised if you have a bit of a challenge with securing the bun (knot) on top of your hair, since this is a wig and you have way more hair than usual.

Hair is heavy too and when you secure it with pins or whatever you are using – be very careful and gentle so you don`t break your wig (cap).

If you want to change the side of your parting you can do it easy with just a blow dryer or curling iron. Just go over the new parting with some heat and that will “seal” the hair in place. Be careful with the amount of heat, you don`t want to burn/melt your wig.

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Wig care

Taking care of your wig is one of the most important things when it comes to long quality wig life. Store it properly in zip-lock bags, away from dust and liquids, or anything that could make it dirty or sticky. You know what I mean.

How to wash your wig

Washing your wig is an easy task and how often should you wash it depends on how often you wear it and in what conditions. You will know when it is time to wash it by the smell if nothing else.

I don`t wear my wigs every day, my home is cigarette free and I avoid wearing my wigs to coffee shops etc. But if you wear them daily and in different conditions you should was your wig more often.

You can see the detailed post about washing your wigs here.

Removing that shine

Also,  “de-shining” your wig is an important process of your wig wearing, which means you might need to wash your wig even if it did not get worn often and in smelly conditions. Why?
There are few ways to de-shine your wig. One is by leaving it soaking in a bucket for 5-7 days in fabric softener (I haven`t tried that one yet). Second is “bathing” your wig with talc/baby powder.

In my experience, with some wigs I had no problem when I applied baby powder. With peach and one other (new) wig I experienced some stickiness and ends being more coarse. Also the wig was full of static electricity which is a horrible experience when you want to brush your wig out or wear it.

When that happens – wash your wig. I use the same shampoo and conditioner as for my own hair. Be gentle and careful. Leave it to dry on a head stand or on a dry towel nicely laid down on my dresser. It takes a day or so to dry.

….and that is it folks!

I have few more wig styles I plan share with you. A long curly purple wig and a new “short” red lace front.

Wow, this post ended up being longer than I could ever imagine. I hope you don`t mind.
If I forgot anything feel free to ask. You have the comment section and my social media to ask anything and everything.

 

 

 

 

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Cutie Pie candy floss pink wig from Lush wigs

It is here! Cutie Pie candy floss  pink wig

There is nothing more exciting than waiting for mailman and your parcel. You keep picturing it, how it will feel and look. I was so excited and now, finally it is here, my Cutie Pie candy floss pink wig from Lush wigs. And I am beyond words. I have looked for a perfect pink wig for some time now, and what I found was OK but not really what I was looking for. Honestly, I wasn`t even sure what I was looking for, but I knew what I found so far was not it.

The truth is, the “selling” photo of this wig was not the one that made me buy it. It was the one a customer posted on her Instagram and Lush wig’s re-posted it that in fact made me jump up and down from joy screaming – MINE!
I found it! Finally this is it and I need to have it. But it was out of stock. Sure I was annoying to the people at Lush wigs, but they were so kind and wonderful with me. It took them few weeks to put it back in stock and I was like a hawk, waiting for it.

Wig feels

The wig is simply wonderful. I like the quality much more than the wigs I purchased before from Annabelle`s wigs. It is sleek and rich, does not tangle so much just by looking at it (my copper Kelly is really prone to tangles). The wig feels so heavy but is really nice and comfortable on head and does not feel heavy while wearing.

What I liked the most on the photo that made me buy it was how rich this wig looked. Beyond words. Simply enchanting.

Details:

Cutie Pie candy floss pink wig, made from synthetic high temperature fibre is perfect for making alterations like straightening it or making it more curly. I love it just the way it is.

The color is – special. Cream and pink, blonde with dipped ends, but at the same time it looks like it is pink all the way. I say – magic!

The wig is 65 cm long, perfectly bouncy and endlessly seductive. It comes with a fringe (blunt cut, that you can alter) that is quite long so I chopped it of to a version of Bettie bangs.

This photo is with original longer fringe, and it still looks really good. I decided on cutting them because they were a bit too long for me and were getting in my eyes. Maybe my head is a bit funky sized so they ended up longer for me than they would be for someone else.

Good thing we can alter them, cut a bit to fit them to your specific needs. Just don’t cut too much. There is no coming back from an over cut fringe.

The End

What is the verdict?
All in all my experience with Lush wigs was beyond great even before my wig arrived. They have an amazing supporting system for buyers,w where you can track your purchase daily and know exactly what is happening. It is an UK based company so my wig came really fast (I am EU based).

I will be ordering another wig from Lush wigs soon. Currently I have my heart set on few designs – Caramel, Cherry Lipgloss, Natural Angel, Apple, Fortune Teller, Crystal Ball.
It looks like I am going to go bankrupt soon. I am free for any wig donations. Kidding. But seriously.

To end this review, I am very satisfied with my purchase. The ratio of price and quality is, in my opinion the best so far. The wig is more than affordable, and the overall feel, texture and wear-ability of the wig is superb. I would highly recommend it.

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Bettie page wig up-do

Bettie Page wig up-do

Wigs are amazing accessories due to their versatility. Even though that is not your natural hair it does not mean you are limited to just one hairstyle. With the bought-wig-style, you just need to get a bit creative. Look at my Bettie Page wig  up-do. Of course, I am not saying you can do everything with your wig, but there are a few options more than just the look you bought.

The thing with wigs is that they can be styled “off head” so you can really see the hairstyle you are creating from different angles. Additionally you can observe and learn, you become more aware of the limitations and how your wig breathes. This is no rocket science – just go with the flow. Only thing you have to keep in mind is – watch for the “holes” and any parts that would rat you out, showing to the world you are – wearing a wig. Which is not bad at all, but just style wise.

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What I did was, I just scooped all the hair up, doing a version of a vintage poodle hairstyle (but not really, I left it much more messy) and put the hair scarf to hide the part on the nape of my neck where it would be visible that I am, in fact wearing a wig.

Don`t be scared to experiment with your looks, with wigs or with your own hair. It is fun and you never know what will inspire you and what you will discover style wise. I have a huge problem with growing my hair long. I always find some new crazy haircut, or a color so, it mostly stays short.

Pinup Bettie bangs hair

Some days you just don`t want to wear your hair down, even though it is a wig in question, right? The fact you are able to play with different looks while wearing a wig makes them even more appealing and awesome. At least in my book. Bettie Page wig up-do is basically only the second alteration, a styling I did to any of my wigs. And you can do so many styles, it just takes some time, researching and a positive willing attitude and I guarantee you will love it!
Just remember be careful and gentle to your wig. Be aware of the heat limitations – if your wig is made of heat resistant fibers.

I am wearing a Bettie wig from Annabelle`s wigs, my moms vintage porcelain rose brooch, thrifted scarf and pearls.

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New in Bettie wig from Annabelle`s wigs – channeling my Bettie Page

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It is here!! My new Bettie wig, is here!
I was so happy and so thrilled it came I could not wait to do a proper shoot, so I channeled my inner Bettie Page with make up on, all the poses ready but in my sweat pants.

Kind of a mix of a modern and pin-up, right?

The Bettie wig

The wig feels amazing, it is super light wight and soft, gentle but fierce-looking. In one word, it is perfect. I like it very much. I was worried about the bangs but they are perfect!

The curls on the wig are just the right size, and the length is surprisingly awesome. When I was choosing the style I was thinking “But it is so short”, since I do like the long hair falling down my back (although I never in my life had my hair so long), but no need to worry, I can almost say I like my Bettie wig better than the Kelly. Guess I have favorites, right?!

And who knows which one I will order next. You never know. Maybe something totally now, crazy and unexpected.

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Wearing wigs is super fun, but living in a climate that has hot summers, I wonder how will I be able to wear them, if I will at all?! I need to say that Bettie wig feels more light and it is less how under than Kelly. SO I even might get to wear her after all. We will see.

I cant wait to try an up-do with my Bettie wig. Wonder how it will look and how will I be able to style it. As everything, it takes practice and persistence.

I hope you liked my Bettie Page inspired looks. For any questions and suggestions drop me a comment or an email, I would love to hear from you.

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Polka dot pin-up

“You are either as beautiful or as ugly as you believe you are. You define your beauty. That’s not a power anyone can have over you.”

 

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Hello lovelies!

Today is not a bright, sunshiny day. Rainy and gloomy depressingly grey and so cold.

I was playing with my camera and some pretty clothes to bright up my day, but my lighting did not turned out the best way. Well, practice makes perfect, right?

This is one of my favorite print combinations ever – black and white polka dots paired with red and white stripes. It does not get any better, right?
Here I am wearing a skirt I made and a lovely and comfy top from Calliope. Of course my fabulous hair is a wig from Annabelle`s wigs.
Are you getting tired of my copper red wig? I could never, but I did order a new one. Also from Annabelle`s wigs. I ordered a black one. A real Bettie Page style wig, and I am super excited to wear it! Soon my lovelies, soon! If you want to check out all my red copper wig posts go here.

Do you remember my Dorothy shoes?
My so uncomfortable red bow beauties?

I love them so much, can`t stop wearing them although they are super painful and uncomfortable. I got them from eBay but they are originally from Primark. I have considered of buying one Primark pair, the black and white pair, this stripes, so pretty – but they did not have them in my size. Now thinking about all the pain these are causing me, maybe it is better they didn’t.

Greetings from your polka dot pin-up!

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A a story about leopard pin-up

I am not normal.

I don’t want to be.
I don’t pretend to be.

I am me.

 

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Hello lovelies!

It is your friendly leopard pin-up talking.
Today was a good day, I woke up inspired and driven. Driven to make something pretty and fun.

Of course I decided to play a little dress-up, sporting my luscious red wig from Annabelle`s wigs (I wear it a lot, don`t I?) and my beloved 1980s leopard blazer that often substitutes as a shirt (love it when garments can be used in few different purposes).
I was super happy when I found this piece on an online second-hand community, I ordered it right away although it was several sizes to big for me – it turned out amazingly usable, going perfectly with my wardrobe and style. Like an unusual funky detail. Oversized more than anything. I hope I will get to show it of more here soon.

Sun was shining, so it was a perfect opportunity to snap wonderful photos in natural light.
What a glorious day!

I am totally crazy about my manicure, it goes perfectly with my shirt, right? Usually I don’t wear my nails so long, because it is hard to type with them and my work is all type, type, type. But when I do wear them, I poke my eyes accidentally often.

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Modern pinup copper red wig

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This was one of those rainy days when you don’t know what to do with yourself so you mostly watch TV-shows and/or play dress-up.

The idea here was to kind of play with the retro and rockabilly vibe, shooting for something summer-y and close to 4th of July, with victory rolls/space rolls.
Mostly had problems with my camera (auto focus you devil!) but at least I got to play with my wig and see how it can be transformed into different styles. When you style your wig any other way than its original form the imperative is to be gentle – I know I am constantly repeating this, BUT it really is important. You don’t want to pull out any strands of hair with bobby-pins and other hair devices you might use.

As you can see my wig is still a bit shinny on the second photo, but that could be due to room lighting too. And I round some more info on de-shining process. And you can use dry shampoo too. You are welcome.

If you have any questions don`t hesitate to comment and/or e-mail me.

 

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