Sunday, 30 October 2016

This is Halloween!

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Happy Halloween everyone! I'm so happy that it's finally here, but also sad because now we only have a day or two left of it before it's deemed unacceptable to be spooky. It's crazy how that happens, but that's life - apart from those who (like me) believe that Halloween is everyday and you should be allowed to express yourself no matter what! I feel like one of those creatures in The Nightmare Before Christmas; now it's only 364 days until next Halloween!

Next year I want to be more organised and less stressed. I thought I was organised but I found myself rushing around for last-minute decorations on the same day that I was hosting a Halloween party. I still can't bake to save my life so I grabbed some goodies from Tesco instead. There were some creepy cupcakes, zombie doughnuts from Krispy Kreme and Ghostbuster-themed Twinkies! I would've loved to have bought more but I think we would've died from sugar overload. It was fun, though, but I wished that the U.K. was as enthusiastic about Halloween that they are in America because it would've helped out so much when it came to buying decorations. I also hosted the Halloween party at work and just bought everything from Asda haha, but for mine I made some, bought some from eBay, and the rest were from local supermarkets and bargain stores.

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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Let's Get Spooky at Warwick Castle!

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I put a spell on you...

Can you believe that Halloween is just right round the corner? I'm SO excited for it, and when I heard that there was this 2-for-1 offer for a Halloween special at Warwick Castle I immediately jumped on it. I'm terrible when it comes to spooky things so me and my partner went during the day time, and it was a good thing we did because there were lots of events to see there! There were also a lot of children, but most dressed up as witches and the like which really cheered me up. The Halloween spirit is finally settling in in the UK! I was decked in my rokku gyaru attire - gosh I love this style so much - and it was the first time in a million years that I dug out this leopard print coat. It was so comfy and warm, and a good thing too as pretty much all of the shows were outdoors.

Despite being there for around 7 hours, we weren't able to see everything but we did manage to see: two "Flight of the Eagles" shows; the Trebuchet Fireball which is this massive catapault thing; an archery session; the Time Tower - a brief history of the castle; "Tormented" (a Halloween special); and the Haunted Hallows. I was so spooked by the "Tormented" show and spent most of it hiding under my scarf and cuddled up to my partner. I'm so lame haha.

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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Crazy Bat Lady

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Halloween is here. As soon as the clock struck 12am on October 1st I was bringing out all of my Halloween decorations and the rest of my rokku gyaru wardrobe. Not that I had much of a chance to channel dark witchy vibes - it's been so cold lately that I've been wearing chunky sweaters that had hidden any hint of witchy goodness.

The past couple of weeks have been heaven for me; all of the UK brands were bringing out their Halloween collections as well as the local supermarkets. A friend had asked if I was shopping for Halloween when they peeked at my screen but I secretly admitted that it was more for everyday wear. Another friend gave me these awesome pair of bat tights, and that together with my bat headband and vampire top I became the crazy bat lady.

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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Beauty Reviews: NYX, Urban Decay & Too Faced

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I first learnt about contouring when I found out about gyaru nearly 5 (or perhaps 6) years ago. Little did I know that it would become a huge part of my makeup routine - now I wouldn't dream about wearing makeup without it.

But I was getting bored. Truth is, I've been using the same type of contouring palette over the past few years because I got comfortable with Sleek. Now every brand has one, so there's a lot to choose from! On my shopping trip with Fii & Han I found this NYX contouring palette, and what attracted me the most was that it was refillable, had so many shades and was cruelty-free! I've been tracking down cruelty-free brands (as mentioned in a previous blog post) and a few weeks prior I picked up some lipsticks from Urban Decay and received another from Too Faced for my birthday.

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Sunday, 2 October 2016

One Item Five Ways: Acid-Washed Jeans

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Acid-washed jeans are the best things to jazz up a simple outfit; every time I feel like I'm in a slump I just slip on a pair of these babies and it instantly improves my mood. I haven't been wearing it lately because it's been unusually hot in the U.K. (the horror) but I just can't wait for it to get a little cooler so that I can whack them on!

So while I patiently wait for that day to come I have decided that it was time to do another one of my "One Item Five Ways" posts. I really look forward to doing these, and I guess I could class them as a series now! If there's anything you would like to see me experiment with then please let me know in the comments below.

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