Sunday, 15 October 2017

Trick or Treat! Halloween Goodies and Makeup Haul

halloween haul, makeup, halloween shopping

Trick or Treat! Or, in my case, just the treat side of things. I couldn't help myself searching for some Halloween goodies but I feel like the more I love Halloween, the less that shops stock of it. How typical is that? It's mid-October but shops have reduced their Halloween accessories to but a single aisle and has been taken over by *whispers* glittery baubles and sparkly tinsel. That's right, Christmas stuff. It's probably a good thing because I'm desperately trying to save money right now, but I couldn't help myself to a few bits and bobs as well as some makeup goodies.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Crop It Like It's Hot

lace crop top, shop tobi, outfit post

I rarely wear crop tops, and when I do my midriff is usually covered up, so when I saw this gorgeous crop top from Tobi* I took the leap and paired it with some "high waisted" jeans as an effort to cover up that part of skin but ultimately failed. But instead of feeling horribly exposed, I felt amazing.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Mother of Cats and Inspirational Slumps

uk gaijin gyaru

My idea of heaven would be to drink hot chocolate in a comfy sofa, surrounded by cats. Luckily heaven is a place on earth - the cat café in Nottingham was just under a couple of hours away, and it was the perfect spot for our next QueenE gyaru meet hosted by our member Rachel. We've been trying to do more 'themed' meet ups with our gyaru circle and the cat café - aka Kitty Cafe - was at the top of our list.

A couple of days prior to the meet, I was in the mother of all slumps. I just couldn’t bring myself to be inspired no matter how many times I revisited my old blog posts nor look at old gyaru tutorials, I just couldn’t bring myself to be gyaru. This feeling has come and gone since I wrote my post on the fact that I’m turning into a boring old fart in terms of my style, but it hit me so hard that I felt like just staying in bed all day. Somehow I managed to drag myself out, slap on some gyaru makeup, and drive through the chaotic roads of Nottingham to meet up with my fellow circle members.

And after that, I was fine.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

I'll Take You To The Candy Shop... Japan Candy Box Review!

Japanese sweet, Japan Candy Box, yummy candy

One of the best things about Japan are the sweets, so when Blippo's Japan Candy Box* for September arrived at my doorstep I was bursting with excitement. I was good, though, and didn't immediately open it but waited for the weekend to arrive before I gently lifted up the lid to take a peek inside and boy there was a lot of candy. There was no way I could eat all of it! So I asked my other half to help me out and we spent the afternoon chomping on all of these sweet goodies.

It was quite the experience - I didn't know any of the products I was eating but overall they were very tasty and I was left nursing a very sweet tooth (so worth it). There was even enough to keep snacking on for the next couple of days! However there were a few that were clearly my favourites...