Sunday, 31 January 2016

5th International Gyaru Lovers Meet!

gaijin gyaru meet
Pic credit: Philipp @ Gyaru Lovers Events
It was the 5th international gyaru weekend last weekend and boy it was fun. There was lots of drinking, eating pizza, and karaoke and gosh it was awesome. I'm not much of a party person but it was so much fun!

Our weekend started when me, Chewiee and Sarah left the UK on Friday morning. We left really early because there were some delays on the underground, so it was like seeing some well-dressed zombies with suitcases trailing behind them. I, unfortunately, was ill so I was fully dosed up on pain killers (what timing eh?) Luckily the tube was okay and I had a bit of a nap on the flight there, and soon we were on our way to our hotel in Frankfurt. I've never been so relieved to see a hotel room before! We had a few hours to kill so we lazed around before putting makeup on. It was like watching a transformation from a caterpillar to a butterfly.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Review: Lush Snow Fairy's Castle Gift Box


Lush Snow Fairy Castle

Hello and welcome to my first beauty blog post of the year! One of my resolutions was to start beauty blogging {read here}, and I've been doing a bit of research on Twitter for inspirational bloggers and with each blog I found I started to get more and more excited about it! I've always loved beauty blogging, so I'm amazed why I hadn't started doing it sooner...

Today's beauty blog post is about this gorgeous Lush gift box that I got from my sister for Christmas! Yes, I know Christmas is a lifetime ago but life has been pretty hectic so I wanted to save unboxing this, and now's the time to do it! The one she got for me was Snow Fairy's Castle and oh my gosh it was amazing. I can't get enough of it's sugary sweet scent!

Inside was Snow Fairy Shower Gel, Fairy Dust Dusting Powder, Magic Wand Bubble Bar and Sowhite Bath Bomb!

Sunday, 17 January 2016

New Year's UK Gal Meet 2016!

uk gal gyaru meet
Pic from Kei!
 Hey cuties! How are you today?
I can't believe how cold it's been over here lately! My wardrobe is not prepared for this kind of weather, so I guess that means I just have to buy more clothes (tehehe). Apparently it's only going to get colder so fingers crossed that we might actually see a bit of snow over here.

Luckily it wasn't so cold on the day of the New Year's UK gal meet! It's been ages since I've been to a meet, and I was so surprised to see how many people there were. I don't feel so alone after all Could this mean that the UK gal scene is back? I really hope so! There were lots of new faces as well but it was so nice that people actually made the effort to meet up. I only wish that I was able to stay for more than one day because it would've been nice to spend more time getting to know each other. Maybe next time!

The meet took place in the pretty little city of Oxford - the weather was so terrible that I didn't get the chance to have a mooch around but I am planning on going on a day trip there when the weather improves. We all met up in this lovely milkshake placed called "Temptations" and took up nearly the whole place, whoops. 

Sunday, 10 January 2016

My Gyaru Nail Journey


Hey cuties! How are you today?
False nails are one of the coolest things when it comes to gyaru; everytime I looked at pictures of gyaru back in the day I marveled at how amazingly over-the-top they were. I am still in awe of their nails even today, and even though I can't wear long nails because of work I still do my best to wear some pretty ones for special occasions.

I'm in the middle of gathering inspo for my next set of nails when I thought: why not show my gyaru nail journey? And here we are. It took me ages to find some pics but I managed! 

All journey's start with a pretty crap beginning, and mine was the crappiest of the crap pile. I was so embarrassed to discover this picture from all of those years ago but... I don't know how I thought this was acceptable back them! They look horrid!

Sunday, 3 January 2016

My Resolutions for 2016

2016 resolutions cute diary

Hey cuties! How are you today?
Gosh I can't believe it's 2016... This time last year I was rushing around like a headless chicken and didn't have a clue what I was doing. This year I'm still a bit of a headless chicken, but a pretty chilled one. I'm basically in denial that my mind is a bit all over the place, haha.

So what are my resolutions this year? This question has been sitting in my mind since Christmas and even now I'm not too sure. The truth is that I'm incredibly indecisive and would rather just go with the flow without having any goals in mind.
Setting resolutions and sticking to them is, thus, out of my comfort zone, but I'm willing to break that uncomfortable feeling and go ahead and achieve them. I do have a whole year to do them, after all... Here goes!


1. Start beauty blogging. Not too sure if you've seen my tweets lately but I've been reading a lot of beauty blogs lately and I really, really want to try it out. I have a few ideas written down already, so hopefully I can get one posted this month! If all goes to plan, I'm going to do one beauty post every month.

2. Do more gyaru-kei style. Otherwise known as "casual gyaru". I rarely have the opportunity to wear MA*RS nowadays with work and general life stuff getting in the way, so I'll be reserving my OTT looks for special occassions and just take it easy the rest of the time. You can still be gyaru even if you're wearing casual clothes. It's all about the hair and makeup after all! That would never change, only my clothes will.