Star Girl Fashion:CocoPPa Play App Review ~*Super Adorable and Free!*~

I recently came across this very popular(free!!) Japanese fashion app that is surprisingly addicting, and I can’t wait to share it with you! The game is really simple and easy to grasp, and soon, I’m pretty sure you’ll find yourself being sucked in by this app’s cuteness – no lie.

CocoPPa Play is an avatar app where you can dress-up and showcase your avatar as a model at the in-app fashion show. Other players can attend and “cheer” for you in all of your beauty on your personalized stage. You can visit other players’ fashion shows and return the favor by “cheering”(there will be more details about cheering later on). The creators of this app were very considerate and made options for male or female avatars, so be excited gentleman!

So, here’s a screen by screen walk-through of the app for maximum cuteness, and also because the various features in the game could bit overwhelming when you first start.


When you first download the app, you are greeted by this adorable start screen.
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Tap to start, and the check out that adorable loading screen!
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After it loads, you select your gender, and you get to choose your starting avatar.
Of course, the stage and your avatar will look a little plain given how you have no money(P-coins)to afford better clothes or decor, but that will all change once you go shopping(with your non-existent money)! Don’t worry, money will come because the tutorial avatar is generous.
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So you can transform from a Plain Jane avatar into a super-shiny-in-your-face-bitch-I’m-rich-look-at-all-my-shit avatar.
You may have up to 3 avatars on your stage, and you can include your friend’s avatars to complete a theme or style you’re aiming for. Make rich friends. That way, your stage will prosper and your popularity rating will go up!
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To obtain more money to make yourself look better, you travel between towns to shop and visit the other fashion shows(but mainly to shop)!
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Each town has their own theme, so you can dress your avatar(s) to suit your personal taste.
My favorite so far is Pinky Town(I feel you silently judging me! I’m a sucker for anything pink).
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You can unlock other towns on the map for fancier clothes and stage decor by “ranking up”.
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You must rank up with ITEMS, which you get by “cheering”(tapping the blue button at bottom left)for other player’s fashion shows. You receive the items at random.
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You also receive P-coins for visiting other stages and cheering other fashion shows. When other players view your avatar’s stage, you get P-coins as well. You can make friends and visit each other’s stages, which is the easiest way to guarantee rewards for both parties.
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Then once you’ve stocked up on coins, you can go shopping to re-vamp your avatar!
P-coins are in-game freebies you can earn, whereas C-coins are meant to drain your wallet of real-life money.
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The game(to make you feel horrible about not wanting to spend real-life money on your avatar)constantly shows you other player’s stages that looked like a unicorn barfed on it, and you are forced to hit “cheer” otherwise, how the hell are you going to get P-coins to make yourself beautiful?!
Examples.
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So. If you are very desperate to make yourself beautiful for very little(real-money)cost, you can go to your farm and sheer your sheep for wool.  Yes, you read that right. You will have to weave your own clothes out of wool like a plebeian, because you refuse to spend real dollars to clothe yourself.  But the sheep are really really cute, so I guess that’s a bonus?
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Once you’ve shorn a decent amount of wool, you will finally have an acceptable outfit you can wear!
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The game also provides a ranking board so you can see just exactly how rich and well-dressed the other players’ avatars are compared to yours.
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The game entices your wallet further by adding a gatcha(chance) machine, sorted by style and theme, where you pay C-coins for random rare items that would normally cost thousands of P-coins/C-coins in a Town Shop.
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This app requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android


So, I’ve concluded that this game is a never ending circle of endless suffering.
I’ll always want my avatar to look prettier than the next and I won’t rest until all my sheep are shorn.
And since the creators tacked on such a positive tone to the competition by using the “cheer” button, I’ll always feel obligated to “cheer” on the heavily decorated, more experienced avatars, whom I hate for having wallets with no consciences.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some sheep to sheer.

12 Signs You’re An Asian Basic Bitch

1. Bubble tea is glued to your hand.
If it’s not bubble tea, then it’s Starbucks
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2.Your entire wardrobe comes from Guess and Bebe(if you’re the splurging type), and Forever 21 and H&M(if you aren’t the splurging type).
And then you proceed to take a photo of yourself with your Iphone 6 and post it on instagram with the hashtag #ootd.
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3. Chipotle is your comfort food.
And then right after stuffing your face, you run to the gym for a selfie, hashtag #fitness.

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4. Your favorite anime are Shingeki no Kyojin, Sword Art Online, and Madoka.
You’ve even considered cosplaying as these character with some of your friends so that you could all be the “popular group” at a convention.
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5. You wear circle lenses.
For that “cute, asian dolly-eyed” effect.
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6.You  idolize bloggers such as Xia Xue, Qui Ting, or Yuktakis, and you look to Michelle Phan for creative makeup inspirations.
They hook you up with the best make-up discounts online and know exactly what shade of foundation you’ll be when winter rolls around.
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7. K-pop & EDM make up your entire music library.
And maybe some anime openings.
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8. You want your future and/or current boyfriend to look like a K-pop star.
You’ve given him fashion tips and sample photos to follow.
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9.You want to look like a cute k-pop star to match your K-pop boyfriend.
You bookmark all your favorite fashionistas on Tumblr and Instagram for inspiration.
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10.You’ve perfectly memorized all the lyrics and dance moves to your favorite K-pop music video.
You even perform them to your imaginary fans in the shower.
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11. You are totally obsessed with anything San-X makes.
Examples: Hello kitty, Rilakkuma, and Tokidoki.
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And lastly,

12. Pusheen the cat is your hero.
You’ve downloaded all the stickers from facebook, and you follow the artist on Tumblr and Pintrest.
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Becky – Less Than 3

Artist: John Matthews

Featured song: Less than 3

Genre: pop, dance, euro dance

About: John Matthews(stage name Ricardo Autobahn) is an English producer, songwriter and musician. He is a member of the bands Spray and Cuban Boy, and they produced a viral video called “The Hamster Dance“.

An Open Letter to Shoe Shoppers

Dear Enthusiastic Shoe Shoppers,

I’m lecturing you on your shopping behavior, and you better take out notepad or something because I’m touching on some crucial tips here. I understand your need to keep in touch with the new shoe fads, given all these back-to-school and summer clean-out sales, but before you go clawing your way over to a Nike shoe rack, Nordstrom Rack, or any other shoe outlet, please keep in these points in mind.

1) Be more mindful of the sales associate who is helping you.
We are real, living, breathing humans that speak your language. Ask nicely, and you shall receive. You are not entitled to anything, because we’re just here to help. Not serve. There’s a difference. Don’t expect us to magic different shoe styles out of thin air just because you saw it online. It doesn’t mean we carry the item in-store(as much as we would like to, believe me).  And no, we don’t hide stuff from you “in the back”.

2) Please don’t be a hurricane.
We have to put all the shoes back, in correct numerical(size, style or alphabetical) order, and touch the shoe where thousands of smelly feet have been. So could you at least put it back? Or if you can’t, give it to the front, so that we may re-order it for future customers. Don’t just leave the shoes there in the middle of the floor like dwarfs will come to magic them back onto the shelves. It’s rude, and people will trip on them.

3) If the shoe is too tight, get a size up, even if it’s “not normal”.
“But I’m always a size 8.5.”, you say “and any shoe bigger will make my feet look big”. No one is judging you for how wide or bulgy your feet are, ok? We just want you to have a comfortable shoe that you’ll be happy with. A lot of shoppers are surprisingly un-flexible. If you really love the shoe, try it on in a slightly different size and you may be pleasantly surprised.

4) If you don’t like the brand, then don’t buy it.
This sounds like a no-brainer, but there are some people who just love to nit-pick. “I don’t like big C’s on these Coach shoes” or “I don’t like the Puma on these Puma shoes, otherwise, they’re perfect!” Oh. My. God. Then don’t buy it! No one is forcing you to buy it. Go shop elsewhere if you want a “brand-less” shoe.

5) Please be decisive.
I know being decisive can be hard when you have so many options to choose from, but when you ask for a style, make sure you know what you want. Don’t change your mind when I come back with an armful of shoes and be like, “I’ve decided I didn’t want those anymore”, make a huge mess choosing other styles, and then purchase a completely unrelated pair. Can you say indecisive A-hole?

6) Please don’t skimp. 
A wise man once told me that you should never skimp on anything that separates you from the ground, and let’s face it, good shoes do not come cheap. I understand you’re trying to get a good deal to save a buck or two, but don’t pick the more uncomfortable(prettier or uglier)pair “because it was cheap”. If you’re going to get blisters from it, then it’s not worth your money. You’ll live a longer life if you don’t stress your feet out with pinch-y shoes.

7) Please keep your children on a leash.
The mall is not a playground, and not everyone likes children as much as you think they do. If you want some mommy shoe-time or daddy shoe-time, leave the kid out of it.  It’s not cute when the kid is running around the store, crying tears of boredom, and doesn’t want to try on the shoes you gave him. A dog can behave better than your child, are you embarrassed yet?

Anyway, feel free to try stuff on, please be nice to the staff, and try not to make a mess if you can help it.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
S/he who has worked in shoe retail and has to deal with this shit.

<3

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Blame Game Unfolds After Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash

Originally posted on TIME:

Updated 6:05 p.m. EST

Ukrainian officials blamed a “terrorist action” for the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Thursday, while pro-Russian separatists, who said they do not have weaponry advanced enough to shoot down an airliner, accused Ukrainian forces of causing the crash.

The Boeing 777 was flying at around 33,000 feet over eastern Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed, killing all 295 people on board.

An adviser in Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said on his Facebook page that the plane was shot down by a Russian-made radar-guided missile system known as the BUK. Ukrainian officials have denied that Ukrainian military forces were involved.

“MH-17 is not an incident or catastrophe, it is a terrorist attack,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tweeted.

On Thursday, Oleg Tsarev, one of the leaders of the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic, told TIME that the separatists don’t have the weapons to…

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Lights – Second Go

 

Artist: Lights Bokan

Featured song: Second Go

Album: The Listening

Genre: New wave, Synthpop, Indie pop, Dubstep

About: Lights Bokan (born Valerie Anne Poxleitner) is a Canadian, singer and songwriter. In 2009, she was awarded the Juno Award for New Artist of the Year. She is married to Beau Bokan, the lead vocalist of the metal-core band, Blessfall.

Mindblowingly Awesome Watches

Why spend several hundred dollars on a smart watch that might not work?  Why can’t we stick with good ol’ normal-people watches?  Or the gimmicky attention-grabby watches?

Even though watches may not be your style, I think there’s something for everybody!

May I suggest…

this watch that shows time like the way it’s told?
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…or a watch with the face of the moon?
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….or this adorable safari animal clock face?

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…or this graphic watch face with towers and bridges…
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…or these incredibly beautiful minimalist watches(if you’re into that)…
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…or you could add some color..
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..or have an underwater theme floating on your wrist…
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..or maybe some cute animals to go with a playful new outfit..
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…or if you’re not in the mood to tell time..
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…or if you’re feeling generous, these are watches for a cause!
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(Each color corresponds to a different cause; i.e white is hunger, pink is breast cancer)
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The watches for a cause can be found here, and all the other conversation-starter watches can be found here!

<3 Happy shopping! 

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The Powerpuff Girls Are Coming Back to TV

Originally posted on TIME:

Sugar, spice, and everything nice are getting an update.

Cartoon Network is bringing back a rebooted version of The PowerpuffGirls in 2016, the network’s chief content officer Rob Sorcher announced at the 2014 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas on Monday. The beloved TV series, created by Craig McCracken, originally ran from 1998 to 2005. Cartoon Network aired a 10th anniversary special in 2009 and produced a TV movie in early in 2014 that featured Ringo Starr.

“The original Powerpuff Girls was a franchise phenomenon for Cartoon Network, paving the way for a new generation of innovative storytellers and enthusiastic fans worldwide,” Sorcher said in a statement. “We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X.”

The show still one of Cartoon Network’s top-grossing brands to date, with more than $2.5 billion in retail sales.

This update comes as…

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