Sunday, 27 December 2015

Lessons from 2015: How to Make the Most of Your Life

Hey cuties! How are you today? Did you have a good Christmas? (And to those who don't celebrate - did you have a good weekend?)
Mine was pretty good! It was very chilled out and consisted mainly of binge-watching films and playing monopoly. It was the first time I had cooked Christmas dinner with my sis! I wish I took a decent photo of it... Oh well, maybe next time. I also finally got my hands on a Christmas jumper so I paired that with my cute Santa-cat tights that I got from Kawaii Gyaru Shop. I kind of wish I could wear this sweater more than once a year...

christmas gaijin gyaru

christmas gyaru ootd
Hat: Tesco / Sweater & boots: / Shorts: Reveal / Tights: Kawaii Gyaru Shop (discount code: LIZBEE) / Accessories: Primark & Miss Selfridge

christmas gyaru nails
I made some new nails!

The festive spirit really made me think about what I've done this year and I'm really happy to say that there's been so many good things that had made me smile. There were some things that made me not-so-happy but I guess those times are there so that you could learn from them.

So instead of doing a post on everything I've done this year (as I had already written one back in June here) I've written a list on how to live life to the fullest from the lessons I've learnt in 2015.

1. Keep your goals in mind
The first month or two of the year was a bit of a chaotic mess because I didn't know what I was doing. I was so lost and found myself spending days in bed watching TV... So one day I just sat down and wrote two things I wanted to achieve this year and started to doing them. And it worked! I was back on track! I think it really helps if you haven't got a long list (as that can seem quite intimidating) and instead make your goals bitesized. They don't have to be big goals either; mine was just to draw more and not to wear as many gyaru-brand clothes.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Kawaii Gyaru Shop Review: Liz Lisa Winter Florals

Hey cuties! How are you today?
Did you know that Liz Lisa was the first brand I fell in love with, when I first found out about gyaru? It started when I found a picture of Yui Kanno wearing it for a winter collection (I can't remember which year) and from then on I was asking around to see if I can buy anything. Back then it was really hard to get branded items, unless you got it second hand from a friend, and I didn't really have a job because I was too young so my chances of having Liz Lisa were slipping... To all newbie gals - you are incredibly lucky that there are now more options to get branded items, for some of us it was a luxury and a 1/1000000 chance. Thank goodness for shops like Kawaii Gyaru Shop! I don't know what to do without it

I'm still slowly building my Liz Lisa wardrobe but one of my goals next year is to wear more of it. I think it's because it's so different to my usual agejo style that I can't seem to get enough of it! My first stage is to be able to wear it in winter, and when Steph suggested this fleece Liz Lisa dress I fell in love. Within a couple of weeks it arrived on my doorstep and I couldn't wait to try it on! I also received some cute Christmas cat tights which I took a picture of in my previous post.

Enter the code LIZBEE to get a special discount!

Liz lisa himekaji gyaru

liz lisa himekaji

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Feeling Festive: Recent Gyaru Coords!

Hey cuties! How are you today?
So I've been in a rut in terms of Christmas spirit; I don't know why, but I just don't feel the cheer this year. I used to love Christmas but now I find myself enjoying Halloween more... It got to the point where I was so fed up with how I was feeling that I forced myself to dress up and go Christmas tree hunting. I haven't actually bought a Christmas tree before (apart from my mini one which I got for £1 from Poundland) so I was totally unprepared. I didn't realise how stressful it was! I ended up red-faced with stress but I managed to get one in the end

So here it is, my wonderful, beautiful tree *3* My lovely boyfriend's mum got me some Hello Kitty baubles as an early Christmas present and oh my gosh I love them!

hello kitty sanrio christmas tree

kawaii christmas tree

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Hyper Japan's Christmas Market 2015!

Hey cuties! How are you today?
I can't believe it's December already! I am so unprepared for this month - I've got tons of Christmas presents & decorations to buy and I've no idea what to get for everyone! It sucks... But I'm sure I'll figure something out!
Speaking of Christmas... Last weekend I went to Hyper Japan's Christmas Market! I've been looking forward to it for a long time - since their last one which I blogged about - but I didn't know until a week beforehand that I made it onto the fashion show, so let's just say that it was very last minute! It kind of annoyed me how unorganised they were but... I'll talk about that later. The fashion show was okay in the end and even though I was only gyaru on stage I didn't let it get me down because I was able to see all of my amazing friends

tofu cute
Secretly plotting to take this alpaca away...

Sunday, 29 November 2015

My Top 5 Gyaru Lashes!

Hey cuties! How are you today?
You know that moment when you're supposed to be tidying up but instead get distracted by everything you find? Well, I stumbled upon a whole pack of gyaru lashes that I had long forgotten about which led me to gathering every pack that I had left and putting them all on one pile until I ended up with something like this:

gyaru false lashes collection gaijin gyaru
My lash collection (not including duplicates!)

gyaru lashes

gyaru lashes

Yeah, so I might have a bit of an addiction... But despite all of the lashes I have, I probably only use two-five of them on a regular basis ^^" And so I decided to do a post about them!

Now introducing - my top 5 gyaru lashes! 

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Gaijin Gyaru Guide: How To Find Your Gyaru Style

Today's post is another installment of my "Gaijin Gyaru Guide" series: how to find your gyaru style! I've been asked this question quite a lot lately and even though I have answered it briefly in the past, I wanted to go into more detail.

First things first - I call myself a "gyaru chameleon" because I tend to flip between styles quite a lot. This is normally based on the weather and how I'm feeling, but my main style is agejo. It isn't a bad thing to not find a particular style and sticking to it. I personally find it more fun! But for those who want to find a style... Well, this post is for you :D So here goes!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Gyaru Nostalgia: Past, Present & Future

agejo gyaru lizzie bee mysticthorn

It seems like my MA*RS/agejo hiatus is over! It's been fun trying out different styles but I know now that I can't stray too far from it. It's a shame that the new MA*RS collection doesn't appeal to me, so instead of just limiting myself to that brand I'm going to branch out and do more of a sweet agejo look! (Please note; the style "sweet agejo" doesn't actually exist, I just like mixing agejo elements with cute looks) I tried it out whilst shopping with my friend Amy, and it brought back so many happy memories where I would wear MA*RS nearly every day...

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Friday Fright & Halloween Night!

Hey cuties! How are you today?
I hoped you all had a wicked Halloween last weekend! It was the first time I could actually celebrate it so mine was pretty awesome. Instead of celebrating it on just the Saturday I was able to celebrate it on Friday too, winning!

Friday Fright
I thought I was a bit more organised than I actaully was so there was a bit of a last-minute panic on Friday with the whole oh-my-gosh-what-do-I-do-with-my-face but YouTube saved me and I found this super easy but awesome tutorial from there, and out came this look:
halloween selfie rokku

Cool, huh? I cheated a little as I couldn't find any red eyeshadow in the local shop so I opted for red lipstick instead. I used the same lipstick for the "veins" as well. It was my most inexpensive Halloween look ever!
My glavil by TuTuHa choker ended up being more expensive than the dress... Kind of wish I took a decent outfit shot now but I couldn't find a decent mirror for it.

This is Halloween
Okay so I was going to caption this as "Halloween Nights" like I did in my title but to be honest... Halloween was the whole day for me! As soon as I woke up on Saturday morning I was buzzing with excitement. So here's what I wore & my makeup during the day!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

MCM Expo 2015!

Hey cuties! How are you today?
I went to London MCM expo last weekend for the first time in what seems like forever. I missed the one in May so I was really looking forward to it! I've heard that it's becoming even busier than it used to be... Kind of wish I listened to that ^^" I ended up being such a zombie afterwards!

It was my first time that I cosplayed! I kind of wish I was more into it as other people look amazing and have so much fun with it... But at least I tried it out ^^ The person I cosplayed? Wednesday Addams!

gyaru wednesday addams cosplay

lizzie bee chewiee

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Massive Gyaru Haul!

Hey cuties! How are you today?
I'm so happy that you liked my post about the Harry Potter studios... I want to go on more adventures like that in future because it was so awesome! But today I'm writing about my massive gyaru haul from the past few months. I bought so much! I really regret it now though ^^" But then again I am really happy with what I bought, so do I really regret it? Perhaps not.

These were mostly from my friend Charli at HoneyLY! She was going through a massive sale as she's moving to Japan, so I took this chance to get my hands on as many EGG magazines as possible. I really miss EGG... Especially from before 2011 era, as my favourite is 2008-2010. I also got a Kokokim choker because it was adorable, and some casual gyaru clothes ^^ I'm starting to love casual gyaru more nowadays. I bought the Decorative Lash Playgirl on eBay.

gyaru haul

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

gaijin gyaru, swankiss, ravenclaw, harry potter studio tour

I finally did the thing; I went to Warner Bros. Studios aka the Harry Potter studios in London! It was one of the best days of my life; I feel happy just thinking about it! Getting up at the crack of dawn was so worth it, and I thank whoever created makeup because it was a lifesaver for covering up how tired I actually felt. I channelled Ravenclaw vibes I opted for my blue dress and white pompoms for the Swankiss-inspired look. I've been obsessed with these hair ties lately, and I can definitely see myself wearing them more often.

When my friends and I arrived it was surprisingly quiet, so we took the chance to take a few photos outside before heading in and exploring the Harry Potter gift shop. It was amazing. I wish I could've bought the whole shop but alas, I'm not a billionaire. Joining the queue to get into the studio didn't take long either, and soon I was snapping away as an assistant welcomed use to Hogwarts (much like Professor McGonagall did) and we waltzed into the Great Hall and beyond.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Halloween Inspirations!

EDIT: sorry this post is so late! Something went wrong with my blog and it didn't schedule when I wanted it to ><"

Hey cuties! How are you today? Had a good week?
October is pretty much Halloween for it - I was actually counting down the days to October because I couldn't wait to finally have an excuse for wearing my "creepy" accessories without listening to people comment that it isn't Halloween. I just felt that I couldn't really express my love for Halloween until now; I'm aiming to wear as many creepy cute outfits as possible!

Well, that's if I had any.

Y'see, I didn't actually buy any creepy clothes because I haven't celebrated Halloween before. Sure I went to that one party like five years ago, but that was five years ago! I have probably three outfits that I could wear for the whole of October. Boo.

I can hear myself going a little off-track so let's get onto the real subject of this post - Halloween inspirations! I love seeing gyaru doing Halloween, so I had to share my favourites with you all!

N.B I found all of these images on Tumblr, so if you know any of the image sources, please let me know!

Outfits & makeup

Sunday, 4 October 2015

One Item Five Ways: Tartan/Plaid Shirt

Hey cuties! How are you today?
I've finally packed up my summer wardrobe and oh my gosh I can't tell you enough how excited I was to start looking at autumn coordinates! I used to hate autumn, but now I'm so happy that it's finally here. While I was going through my clothes I realised that it was time to do another "One item five ways" post, and today's featured item is this tartan/plaid shirt from Primark!

Amekaji Vibes
Amekaji has been on my mind quite a lot recently so I had to include this outfit that I wore for a casual gal meet! I can just see my wearing this with a messy bun, and those accessory glasses that you get... I think I'll buy one soon :D I'm still experimenting with amekaji, but I guess this is a good start!

Sweater: Forever21 / Shirt: Primark / Converse: Deutchmann / Accessories: Blue Banana & Claire's Accessories / Jeans: Reveal / Bag: Primark

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Lizzie Loves: Gyaru Autumn/Winter Collections

Hey cuties! How are you today?
Today's post will be about my top Autumn/Winter favourites! I've been waiting for the Autumn/Winter collections to come out since August (yeah I gave up on our British summer OTL) so I've been really looking forward to making this post! I did something similar back near the beginning of the year on spring trends.

So let's start with... Glavil! A.K.A Glavil by tutuHA!

rokku gyaru glavil by tutuha

♡ Glavil by tutuHA
Oh my gosh I'm absolutely loving Glavil at the moment. I don't know what it is about their collection but I just love all of the monotone with a grunge-y edge! I've been dying to get one of their skirts for a long time, and it looks so good in that purple with that white hoodie! I really want to expand my rokku gyaru wardrobe and Glavil is the perfect inspiration for it.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Lizzie's Adventures! Cat Café!

Guess who's back? (Back again?)
Yessss I'm back from my break and boy I missed this blog so much! It felt really weird not blogging, but I told myself that I really needed this break and I'm glad that I took some time away from it. I should probably do it more often... But we'll see how it goes!

Today I'm writing about my adventure to a cat café! I've always wanted to go to one, so when my boyfriend suggested going on a date there I was so excited. The day was lovely and the sun was shining... It was perfect!

Monday, 24 August 2015

Going On a Mini Break! Be Back Soon!

Hey cuties!
I'm so sorry for not being able to post yesterday... But I found myself way too exhausted to write up a blog post, and that made me realise that I haven't taken a break from this blog for the last three years. Three. Years. That means I've been doing over 156 posts without taking a break. Can you believe it? I mean I had to give it a miss once when I was seriously ill but that was it.

So I'm going to take a mini holiday from my blog! I'll also be taking half a break from social media, perhaps just limiting myself to posting something every other day, but I'll be back on the 20th September

While I'm on my break it would be so amazing if you guys could leave your thoughts on what you want to see on this blog! I love blogging, and I love the fact that you guys read it, and your opinions mean a lot to me! You can talk to me either here or on my social networks that I've listed on the bottom of this post!

Until then... Have fun and take care of yourselves, okay? Love you all!

Lizzie Bee xx / facebook / tumblr / twitter / instagram / bloglovin'

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Birthday Weekend 2015!

Hey cuties! How are you today?
I just had one of the best weekends of my life - because it was my birthday weekend! Unfortunately I was a bit ill on my actual birthday but I still had a lot of fun :D It's typical that I recover as soon as my birthday was over...

Day 01
I was really excited for my birthday because my sis told me not to arrange anything, and to open her present at dead on midnight... So we waited, and as soon as it hit 12am I opened the pressie to find that she bought me a ticket to Cadbury World! I'm a big lover of chocolate so I was so looking forward to it! >\\\\< 
I was a bit worried about wearing this outfit at first but I wanted to wear my favourite colour, pink! Not too sure what this style is though... I guess it's kind of sweet agejo? Idk.

sweet agejo gyaru mysticthorn lizzie bee

sweet agejo gyaru coord
Top: eBay / Skirt: Kawaii Gyaru Shop (coupon code: LIZBEE) / Accessories: Dreamy Bows, Claire's Accessories & Primark / Shoes: Sweet Soul Shop

Sunday, 9 August 2015

June-July: Recent Gyaru Coords!

Hey cuties! How are you today?
Is it really weird that I'm already thinking of autumn? I'm already starting to put together a wishlist of all of the things I want to buy in preparation for it... I guess I just gave up with the idea of summer over here ^^" Ahem. Anyway. Today's post is just a collection of my most recent gyaru coords! Hope you like them~

Sweet Agejo at Kitacon
I went to kitacon for the first time to meet my cuties Chewiee, Maz & Sapphire! I underestimated the amount of cosplayers that were there, and realised that it was really just an event for them ^^" It was nice to see my friends anyway.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Kawaii Gyaru Shop Review: Liz Lisa Floral Organza Salopette & Cute Socks!

Hey guys! How are you all?
Today I'm going to be posting a review of this gorgeous Liz Lisa salopette/suspender skirt , some super cute rilakkuma socks, and red Sorridere OTK socks from Kawaii Gyaru Shop! I want to incorporate more colours into my wardrobe (as it's mainly black and pink), so I took the plunge and I'm trying out colours that I haven't really worn before!

Enter the code LIZBEE to get a special discount!

liz lisa kawaii gyaru shop

Customs was a turd blossom though so it took a day or two longer to arrive. I don't get why the UK adds a custom charge to small packages? They're so strict nowadays! Oh well, who cares, it is so worth it because yay pretty clothes!
I'm actually hoping to expand my Liz Lisa wardrobe because it's really easy to wear for work as it's not too OTT. I wore my last Liz Lisa top to work and it was all okay so I'm eager to try and wear this skirt there. Anyway, onto the photos!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Me, Myself & I

agejo gyaru, lizzie bee

Can you believe it's nearly August already? Neither can I... I'm really happy though because I'm a summer baby, and I just wish it would stay sunny and warm here forever! But this is England we're talking about, so of course that's never going to happen.

Today's post is going to be short and sweet where I ramble about whatever I can think of so that we can get to know each other better. It's crazy because no matter how many years I've been blogging, I feel like I haven't really opened up to you all yet aside from gyaru. So here goes... 15 things about me!

1. I am very emotional. It all started when I saw the film "Man on Fire". I never used to shed a single tear when it comes to films but ever since I saw that one I seem to cry at everything that shows the slightest bit of emotional. I hate seeing people cry as it makes me cry too, especially when their voices crack. I just want to cuddle them! Being emotional has made me quick-tempered now too, but I calm down just as fast! I also get really defensive when it comes to my friends and family.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Hyper Japan Summer 2015!

Hey cuties! How are you today?
Last week I went to Hyper Japan! I wasn't too sure that I would be able to make it so everything was really last minute, but I still had an amazing time! And... Well... I spent more money than I wanted to ^^" oh well! 
Luckily I was able to attend the fashion show like last time, but this meant I had to get up at 6am to get ready o_e. Yeah, ouch, but it was so worth it. I was just too excited to be tired and before I knew it I was making my way to the O2 arena!

I've only been to the O2 once when I went to see 30 Seconds to Mars, and I forgot just how big it was! I was power-walking my way towards Hyper Japan because it was conveniently (not) right at the back of the building, but I managed to make it in time for the fashion show. Phew! 

funny gyaru
"Yay Hyper Japan an- who dis?" Fin is so funny <3

Me and two of my friends (Sarah & Laurenn) were the only gyaru on the fashion show which was quite sad... Wish there were more of us </3 it really does seem like the gyaru community is dying the UK *sob* I ended up being the last model on the show and I found it so nerve-wracking because I just wanted to get it over and done with! So I passed the time by taking lots of selfies backstage tehehe.

Melissa <3 My babe

Sunday, 12 July 2015

One Item Five Ways: MA*RS Skirt

Hey everyone! How are you today? Having a good weekend so far?
I thought it was time to do another one of these posts as I've been very naughty recently and bought some new clothes ^^" I know I probably shouldn't have but I just couldn't resist! I don't regret it though, which is probably even worse...

This time I'll be creating 5 outfits with one of my favourite MA*RS skirts! Agejo is my favourite style, and I want to make it wearable for all seasons, but this time I'm just focusing on summer outfits. So here goes~

Agejo Cutie
Here I've mixed agejo & himekaji as those are two of my favourite styles. I wish I could combine these two more often as agejo could turn out to be really cute! But this outfit is okay for now.

Top: New Look / Skirt: MA*RS (replica) / Necklace & bag: Dreamy Bows / Earrings: Primark / Shoes: eBay

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Gyaru Makeup Tutorial (Without Circle Lenses!)

gyaru makeup tutorial without circle lens, lizzie bee

When you think of gyaru makeup you, naturally, would think about wearing circle lens but what about the people who can't wear such things? Yep, I am one of those people, and although I used to wear them I can happily say that I haven't been wearing them for 90% of my gyaru life. Because of this, I've been having quite a lot of people asking me on my instagram on how I do my eye makeup without circle lens and the other day I finally bit the bullet and took some photos. I'm hoping to do a video in future but I'm a bit of a n00b when it comes to video stuff. If anyone has some advice that would be amazing.

So here goes... My gyaru makeup tutorial without circle lenses! I hope you'll like it.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

2015 So Far

Hey cuties! How are you today?
I can't believe that it's already halfway through the year... When I thought about this the other day I started to panic because I felt like I haven't achieved anything at all. But then I realised that I made some big steps, and I wanted to write a blog post to remind myself that I'm doing okay and that I have achieved quite a lot of things so far.

So what have I done so far this year?

I went to my first international gyaru meet. This has to be one of the biggest events of my life and a huge step forward in terms of my confidence. I met loads of new people and some people that I knew over the internet but never really talked to, and it was amazing! This also meant that it was my first time travelling with a friend.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Recent Gyaru Coords

Hey everyone! How are you today?
Does anyone else here suffer from hayfever? I'm asking because I'm praying that I'm not the only one currently with tissue stuck up in their nostrils to stop it from overflowing (disgusting, I know). It's gotten so bad this year, and it's the main culprit of my messed up eye. But you'll be happy to hear that my eye has finally healed! Yay!

I've taken a few pictures of my gyaru coords and makeup over the past few weeks but I didn't take enough to make a blog post about each one, so I'm putting them all together in this post! I really hope you like them >////<

Party time! Agejo gyaru
This was my outfit for one of my best friend's leaving do! I'm going to miss her so much but we promised each other that we'll keep in touch and hopefully I can visit her in Australia! I haven't really worn this ma*rs dress before (shocking) so I took this chance to try out a more elegant agejo look~ I really like it! I think it's one of my favourites.

agejo onee gyaru

agejo gyaru outfit
Dress: MA*RS / Heels: Dorothy Perkins / Accessories: Primark, Claire's Accessories & Muse

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Sponsored Review: Petite Cherry

Hey everyone! How are you today?
I'm doing something a little bit different today by reviewing some cute lingerie from Petite Cherry (formerly known as Kaurls Laurel). I've got a really soft spot for cute lingerie so when I had a loook at the site I was nearly having a heart attack by how pretty everything was! The models were drop-dead gorgeous too tehe. It was so hard to choose which pair I wanted, but in the end I chose this gorgeous pink set that I just couldn't take my eyes off. 

I'm a bit skeptical when buying bras online because my body is really awkward so I always have to try things on first, so when I received the item I couldn't wait to try it on. I held back, however, as I wanted to take pictures of the unboxing for you all! Please note that although this is a sponsored review, these thoughts are 100% my own!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

A New Direction? Mermaid Princess!

mermaid, princess, mahoukei, jfashion, kawaii

Life has been quite... Hectic for me lately. I'm going through an emotional roller-coaster at the moment which was triggered by my stupid eye. To cut the story short; my eye went poop and my self-esteem went down. Thank goodness I have really supportive friends! I don't know what I would do without you peeps.

This has really affected the "gyaru me" because gyaru is very make-up orientated, but I took this chance to look at other Japanese fashion styles. I haven't pinpointed the one I like yet but I'm loving pastels and mermaids and general magical stuff lately! I went shopping with my friend Amy last weekend and bought this super cute mermaid blouse & pastel pink jeans, and I wore it to her birthday party.

So here goes... A new me! (Maybe?) I'm calling this my mermaid princess look tehe.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Kawaii Gyaru Shop Review: Liz Lisa Sailor Collar Set

Hey cuties! How are you today?
I'm so happy because my Liz Lisa set from Kawaii Gyaru Shop arrived the other day! I've been eying it up for a while, so couldn't hold back from opening it as soon as it came through the door. I wasn't disappointed; it is as gorgeous as it looks in photos, perhaps even more beautiful!

So I got everything planned for the day where I can take photos wearing it, I even decided what kind of makeup and hair stye I wanted to do until I woke up that morning and found myself with a puffy left eye. Not cool. 

That wasn't going to stop me though! Et voila, here are my photos!

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kawaii gyaru shop liz lisa set

Sunday, 24 May 2015

One Item Five Ways: Liz Lisa Skirt

Hey everyone! How are you today?
I'm so happy that everyone liked my haul post - I'm going to try and do more in future but next time I'll save the links to everything I buy! eBay has saved my life, and I'll definitely shop from there from now on (with the occassional cheeky shop elsewhere).

For now, I just want to work with what I've got! I have so many clothes, so why is it so hard to put an outfit together?
To help me out a bit I've decided to do a "one item in five ways" post like they did in the old gyaru magazines. It'll help me become more creative with my clothes and save me from buying something that I already have.

In this post I'm going to create five different outfits for my Liz Lisa skirt! I'm in love with it, and I'm so glad that I've managed to get the complete set from Kawaii Gyaru Shop.

Swankiss Dream
My cutie Chewiee helped me to put this outfit together~ It's totally out of my comfort zone so I don't know when I'll wear it... I was actually thinking of selling the dress/top because I haven't had a chance to wear it outside because of my lack of confidence. I'm keeping it for now just in case.

Hoodie: MA*RS / Dress: Spreepicky / Skirt: Kawaii Gyaru Shop (coupon code: LIZBEE) / earrings: Ruby Rose / Socks: Primark / Shoes: eBay

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Mini Gyaru Meet in Birmingham!

Hey everyone! How are you today? ♡
Yesterday I organised a mini-meet in Birmingham to see if there were any gals in the area... London can be quite far for some people (as well as expensive) and Birmingham is the next biggest city that I know of. It went quite well! I met some new people which was cool and the best thing was that Chewiee came to visit me at the same time ꒰* ॢꈍ◡ꈍ ॢ꒱.*˚‧♡

We both wore agejo for the meet! Gosh I love wearing this style so much. It's so fun getting ready with a friend!

lizzie bee mysticthorn chewieepon

Sunday, 10 May 2015

My Recent Gyaru Haul: Cute Things for Spring!

Hey guys! How are you today? ♡
I went on an online shopping spree a few weeks ago and yesterday the last item arrived so I can finally show you all what I bought! I know what you're thinking, "oh Lizzie is buying stuff AGAIN", but I've got a very good excuse this time and that is that everything was from eBay!

Well, sorta'.

I've just been so fed up of spending so much money on gyaru brand that I've taken a step back and refused to buy anything unless it was dirt cheap or secondhand from a friend. I'm going cold turkey and be a budget gyaru! I feel so much better about it and now I can spend more money on seeing my friends.

And now presenting, my recent gyaru buys!

Sticking with the pastel-coloured theme, I bought this baby pink crop top & aqua blouse because I think they would work really well with my white Liz Lisa shorts & the new shoes! Obviously it would be too early in the year to wear the aqua one, but I think it'll look really nice with a white blazer for the office. I love it when I can wear one item for lots of different styles!
The tights were supposed to be "white" but they came out cream... But I guess it'll still be okay with my shorts and pastel coords. 

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Easy Parapara Routines!

Hey everyone! How are you? ♡
I've got some good news - I'm no longer ill! My cough has finally disappeared for good (hopefully) and you don't know just how relieved I am. I thought that it was never going to end! During those dark days I asked my friends for advice on boosting my immune system and they gave me lots of helpful tips! I'm forever grateful~ ꒰*⑅´•͈⌔•͈`⑅*꒱ I'm going to start by having fruit salad every day and drinking lots of water. And then some dreaded exercise... Really not looking forward to that, but it has to be done! 

However there is a way to exercise and make it enjoyable, and that's through parapara! I've been thinking about doing it ever since the International Meet. I really admired how they made it look so effortless, and I want to try harder at it!
What I've done is tracked down the really easy paraparas; I started doing this last year but so far I've only managed to do about 4 or 5. Procrastination for the win! I really suck at dancing, so I was really happy that I could do some easy routines!

Now I want to share these routines with you because if I (the person who would win an award at crap dancing) could do it, then you can! It would be really nice if more people in the gyaru community could do parapara as it was really big back in the day! I originally thought that it looked a bit weird, but it's actually really fun to do and I could class it as exercise. *cough*

Sunday, 26 April 2015

A Touch of Magic!

Hey cuties! How are you today? ♡
I went to see Cinderella with a friend last weekend! I was supposed to see it ages ago but I had to push back my plans because I was ill ;_; So it gave me something to look forward to!

I decided to wear something a bit more 'princess-y', and what's more princess-like than my Liz Lisa set? I'm so happy that I was able to get this from Kawaii Gyaru Shop as they sell out so quickly... I'm hoping to get more Liz Lisa items when it gets warmer. Idk why but I've been really digging light, 'girly' gyaru looks!

Instead of wearing the whole set I just wore the top and paired it with some light-coloured jeans to make it look more casual. It's finally starting to get warm enough to wear all of my spring stuff!

mysticthorn himekaji gyaru

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Meetup with Chewiee, Maz & Sui!

Hey everyone! How are you today? Did you have a good week & weekend so far? ♡
Sorry for not posting last Sunday... I was really ill with migraines and a fever so I didn't have the energy to post! I managed to have the strength to post a status about it on my Facebook page which was good! I didn't want to leave you all stranded.

Anyway, the other week I met up with my cuties Chewiee, Maz and Sui! ꒰* ॢꈍ◡ꈍ ॢ꒱.*˚‧♡ Sui was over in London for a bit so I just had to see her. I'm trying to travel to see my friends more but it's proving to be quite difficult because I don't have a lot of free time too... Nor money. So upsetting. But I've been good and I've only bought some flatforms from eBay inspired by my last post (but they were too small) and I have some accessories now! My Swankiss-inspired wardrobe is slowly building up.

As it's still building up I haven't been able to put together a complete outfit, so I went back to my agejo roots. I guess it's okay for now but I'm bursting to try out a new style!

Hoodie & belt: MA*RS / top & skirt: MA*RS replica / acc: New Look / tights: Primark / boots: eBay

Sunday, 5 April 2015

My New Obsession: Swankiss

Hey cuties! How are you today?
Last week was a little hint that I am slowly experimenting with my style... I am getting a bit bored of doing agejo so I think it's time to try something new! I always get really excited when I try out a different part of Japanese fashion tehe~ And the shop staff at Swankiss have been a massive inspiration lately. I just wish I had the clothes for it but I've told myself not to buy anymore brand because I can't really justify it.

I was a bit disappointed with Swankiss' collection (as said here) but I just love the way the shop staff put everything together! Here are a few of my favourites:

mysticthorn Swankiss larme kei coords
Not actually too sure if the top right one is from Swankiss...

mysticthorn favourite swankiss coords