vendredi 27 mars 2015

Antique Beast & (exceptionally useful) Bodyline tights review

Last package I received : Triple Fortune bonnet and Antique Beast headdress. Now, I won't be reviewing Triple Fortune, everyone know their bonnets are divine creations.

For once I was notified of the monthly opening of Antique Beast in time, and I placed an order for the pretty Treizeヘッドドレス headdress. I waited about 1,5~2 months for it to be ready and shipped to my SS. Antique Beast is very cheap compared to most brands : this one was 4,200 yen before fees, which is about 35 euros.

Now, it is incredibly lovely in real life too. The materials are always great quality and have many pretty details. None of the laces were changed compared to the stock picture, as it sometimes happen.

 It even has a lace butterfly.

My dissatisfaction with the product does not come from the quality; but you'll see for yourself soon enough...

Why has the headdress shrunk down to half its size compared to the stock picture ?

Were I to have an enormous head, the item still wouldn't be the size one would expect from seeing Antique Beast's pictures. I can only guess that their model head is highly inaccurate compared to a real human head.

This is why it is not likely I will buy from Antique Beast again. I have another headdress and a chocker that suffered from the same inaccuracy and it is always a disappointing thing to find out. It is still a very pretty piece and I will wear it; but I wish I did not wait 2 months for an ant-sized headdress.

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Now on for the most useless review ever : Bodyline tights.

Many lolitas have a hard time finding lace tights, especially in white or cream tones. At least I know I do. Well, search no more ! Mr Yan thought of us too and brought us his best selection of various Japanese and Chinese tights — they are not actually produced by Bodyline, not that it really changes anything.

I bought 5 pairs to well, have more tights, and also to reach the necessary minimum of order to be eligible for the free (and infamously slow) Airmail shipping.

What I like most about those is that they're cheap. 300 yen each pair, down to 240 during the sale period. And let me tell you, nothing quite compares to buying cream lace tights for 2€.

Colour : grey

These are actually printed tights, very thick and opaque and soft. I bought them because Mai recommended them, and I don't regret it at all !

Colour : black

These are quite thin, here's to hope I won't make holes in them before two wears. They have a tendency to fall down, which is unnerving. But they're pretty.

Colour : cream

More of an off-white than cream. I suppose they will fall down like the black ones does.
Update: they actually don't !

My favourite pair ! A real cream colour, darker than the other ones. I can't wait to see how they look in an outfit.

 These disappeared from the website when I was waiting for my package to arrive. Or maybe they're just hiding somewhere, but I can't find them anymore. They are the very white ones that didn't photograph well in the first pictures. But they are nice ! Thick and opaque as well, they are more of a white than the cream the website suggested. They have a pretty texture with strange little scissors shapes in it.

And this is it, I guess~~ Go buy some tights, they are great !

5 commentaires:

  1. It's too bad that the headdress wasn't as good as it could have been! But the tights all look amazing ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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  3. Les collants sont super beau pour le prix, une question cependant, comment est la taille?

    C'est vraiment dommage qu'Antique Beast ne sache pas montrer la taille réelle de ses items :(

    1. Aah fichtre c'est ça dont je voulais parler : la taille. Les noirs imprimés et les crèmes avec des roses sont super, extensibles, avec une vraie ceinture de taille qui n'essaie pas de broyer ton ventre, c'est un peu la joie. Les autres en revanche, et surtout les transparents à bandes verticales, c'est des horreurs, aussi bien les noirs que les blancs. C'est vraiment minuscule autant en longueur qu'à la taille, le genre de truc que je retrousse quinze fois pour que ça ne fasse plus mal — mais encore faut-il pouvoir se le permettre, et donc être petite.

      Il me reste encore les derniers à tester ! 8D

  4. Merci pour les reviews. Les collants ont l'air d'être des bons plans. Je note.
    D'ailleurs, je crois reconnaître celui que tu portais vendredi soir.^^ Il était joli !