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...

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.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Kawaii Gyaru Shop Review: Liz Lisa Winter Florals

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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.

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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Feeling Festive: Recent Gyaru Coords!

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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 ended up red-faced with stress but I managed to get one in the end. The final result was a beautiful pink and white tree, topped with some Hello Kitty baubles that I got as an early Christmas present from my boyfriend's mum. 

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Hyper Japan's Christmas Market 2015!

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Secretly plotting to take this alpaca away...

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