Day 1 ♡ Summer date in Dorset

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Hey cutie ♡ how are you? On Thursday me and my husband decided to make the last minute decision to go to Dorset! I was really worried at first because it was quite far, but I’m really happy we went (っ˘з(˘⌣˘ ) ♡

I didn’t bother wearing any makeup on the way down… It feels weird to show my bare face on my blog haha. Hope you don’t mind (*/▽\*) It took us a while to drive there so we didn’t have much time to do anything, but we managed to spend a couple of hours lying on the soft sand.

What’s New, Gyaru? with DD + cowgirl co☆de ♡

Hey cutie ♡ 你好小可爱! How are you? I’m so sleepy right now but on Saturday I had an absolutely amazing time with DD for her “What’s New, Gyaru?” series! I was really nervous and worried about it but she made me feel at ease (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) We talked about my gyaru journey and my love for himekaji as well as my inspirations and things I didn’t like about gyaru.

I wore one of my favourite Liz Lisa dresses for it, and my outfit was heavily inspired by Yui Kanno! She wore this in the 2010 Liz Lisa Spring Collection and I fell in love as soon as I saw it. It has a lovely ruffle detail at the bottom with embroidered (is that the right term?) flowers all over the denim material. I feel like maybe this is one of my favourite looks this year! If only I took a proper picture of my outfit (*/▽\*) oh well, maybe next time!

Liz Lisa denim dress from 2010 Spring collection

Kitchen Update + Himekaji Co☆De

Hey cutie ♡ 你好小可爱! How are you? Okay so I think I have nearly caught up with all of my blog posts! Even though I did need the break, it was so much easier to blog every day (or every other day). Anyway, it’s been super hot lately over here in the UK. Like. FINALLY.╰(*´︶`*)╯♡ I love it when it’s hot but it really does make it hard for me to write or do anything… So I’m really sorry if this blog post is a bit all over the place! ( 〃▽〃)

First things first – I painted our kitchen cupboards! I’ve been meaning to do this for a very long time and the other day I got really fed up and went and bought some paint. I’ve been spending every waking moment sorting the kitchen out (hence why I’ve been a bit quiet lately) and I’m so exhausted. It’s worth it, though!

The next thing we want to do is replace the floor as it’s very old, but that won’t be for a while yet! In the meantime I want to get some more pink accessories to make our kitchen look even cuter ( ̄ε ̄@)

IsoBee in Primark (*¯ ³¯*)♡ Ank Rouge co☆de

Hey cutie! How are you? ♡ 你好小可爱! A couple of weekends ago I got to go shopping in Primark with my bestie Isobel (*¯ ³¯*)♡ We spent nearly 2 hours in there as we wanted to make the most of it (because… Well, I don’t want to be going back in there anytime soon lol). I was actually really good and didn’t go too over-the-top with my spending, and managed to find some things that are perfect for himekaji and popteen kei!

Outfit inspired by Okarie but then again… When am I not inspired by her haha. I really love wearing these cute and casual outfits! The bear charm on my bag is from SweetHeartYun ♡ I was really upset because my pompom came off of my bear charm but luckily Isobel managed to find it!

Bear charm from SweetHeartYun

What’s in My Gyaru Makeup Bag?

Hey cutie ♡ 你好小可爱! How are you? Today I want to share with you what’s in my gyaru makeup bag as part of Bay Area Kei‘s “Bibliotheca” monthly blog theme! I can’t actually remember the last time I did a post like this, and so I wanted to share the products I use, especially because I have to find those that would work well with my sensitive skin/eczema. Okay, let’s go!

Himekaji Wardrobe ♡ Spring/Summer

Hey cutie ♡ 你好小可爱! How are you? Gosh I’ve been wanting to write this post for so long, and today I finally have the chance to – it’s of my himekaji wardrobe for Spring/Summer! Some of the items are super old but then a bunch of them are super new thanks to my bby Emi, and I’m just so so happy with it. I’ve still got a long way to go to become an everyday himekaji gal, but I think I’ve got a nice size for now!

Instead of just grouping all of my clothes into one picture, I decided to take a photo of each individual item and then put them into a collage so that you can (hopefully) see them better. I’m excited! Okay, let’s go! ヽ(o^▽^o)ノ

(Oh also! You can look at my himekaji wardrobe for winter over here ♡ )

♡ Tops ♡

Okay so… I need more plain blouses. I have so many floral tops but I need more plain white ones to pair with my patterned bottoms. I swear I had another white blouse somewhere but I can’t find it o(〒﹏〒)o

Himekaji wardrobe for spring - tops

Parapara filming ♪

Hey cutie! How are you? 你好小可爱! I’ve had some personal stuff going on lately which means I haven’t done anything exciting, but the other day I filmed a video for a parapara group project! I can’t really talk about it that much as it’s top secret for now, but I wanted to share with you my look for it (*¯ ³¯*)♡

To be honest… I hate how I look haha (; ̄Д ̄) I just don’t like how short my hair is right now and I feel like it makes my face look weird. But oh well. I might just put my hair up for now. It’s a shame because I really liked this Liz Lisa dress (which is from their 2010 collection!) so I’m going to wait for my hair to grow so that I can wear this dress again

Himekaji look for spring

Today I tried… Decora! ☆

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Hey cutie ♡ 你好小可爱! How are you? I’ve been wanting to publish this post for AGES and now I finally can!!!! Basically my friend Kristina (aka cybr.grl) and I did a lil’ style swap which we then filmed for our YouTube channels. It was really refreshing for me because I don’t really venture outside of gyaru, but the style I tried out was… DECORA!

If you’re unfamiliar with what Decora is, it is another super cute jfashion style that started in the late 90s (similar to gyaru!) and is well-known for the vast amount of accessories they were, as well as their bright clothing. Unlike gyaru, Decora first began in the streets of Harajuku (where gyaru reigned the streets of Shibuya). There isn’t a limit to how many accessories they wear! Here are some pictures to give you a better idea of what Decora is.

My Purikura Collection ☆

Hey cutie! How are you? 你好小可爱! I’m so happy that I finally have time to write a blog post (I’ve had a crazy busy week (; ̄Д ̄) ). Anyway, I was going through all of my super old blog posts of past UK gal meets and… I really, really miss taking purikura. I’m thankful to be able to create “fake” puri but it’s just not the same as trying to cram into a tiny photo booth with everyone o(〒﹏〒)o BUT this has also made me super inspired to create more fake puri, and to also write this post where I collect aaaaaall of my old purikura! And try to write as much as I can remember about each one ♡ Okay, let’s go!

Warning: there’s going to be a looooooot of pictures tehehe.

♡ 2011 ♡

This marked the very first time I took purikura and it was also the very first time I went to London! My boyfriend came with me as he was staying over that weekend and my eyes opened to the gyaru lifestyle. Unfortunately this is the only photo I have of it…

Returning to normality…

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Just a super quick post before I start getting ready for work but things in the UK are slowly going back to normal. On May 17th we can see our friends indoors (up to two households) and be able to eat in a restaurant.

But there are rumours that we are going to return back to the office at some point, too, and I’m not too sure how I feel about that…

I really like working from home so I’m hoping that we can do some days at home, and some days in the office.

When I’m at home I feel more relaxed because I can wake up, drink some tea, watch some YouTube videos or read some blogs before I get ready for work.

But if we have to go into the office I’m going to have to start getting up early again and start commuting so I won’t have time to relax (and commuting is going to be expensive (╯︵╰,)). It’ll also be hard for me to take breaks when things get super stressful because we’re all just stuck in an office. The only good thing is that I am able to see my friends at work again.

I just hope I can continue to focus on my mental health if we do go back into the office…

Anyway, sorry that there aren’t any photos or anything on this post. I just wanted to get a few things off my chest.

See you in my next post xx

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Gyaru Card (*˘︶˘*).。.:*♡

Hey cutie ♡ 你好小可爱! How are you? My bby Leia created a gyaru card challenge and I absolutely LOVE challenges (especially if they’re gyaru related!) so I thought I’d give it a go! It’s been a very long time since I’ve done something like this, so it’s nice to catch up and get to know each other again ♡

Your nickname/gyaru/blogger name:
Lizzie Bee

Birthday:
August

Zodiac sign/blood type:
Leo! And idk what my blood type is…

Your style/fave style:
Himekaji and gyaru kei

Fave era/year:
2009-2011! Although recently I’ve also become interested in 2008… But it’s generally old-school himekaji.

Top 5 Japanese gyaru models:
It was hard for me to think of five, but here are my top four that never really change…

Hello Kitty Co☆de, Bubble tea + fight knight!

Hey cutie ♡ 你好小可爱! How are you? I met up with my bby Amy today and decided to wear a Hello Kitty co*de! It’s a bit edgier (if that’s the right word) than my usual himekaji style but tbh… I really love it haha. It kind of makes me wanna try some amekaji styles or perhaps even Haady (maybe). I’m not too sure yet! Either way, I do like wearing bolder colours at the moment rather than the florals and cute himekaji stuff I usually wear.

But I’m kind of getting sick of wearing winter co*des now lol (ノ∀`) Hopefully next time I could wear a spring/summer outfit! It is May now after all…

Gyaru eye makeup

Casual co*de ♡ meeting friends ♡ Chococat cake

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Hey cutie ♡ 你好小可爱! How are you? I’ve been really inspired by old-school gal blogs recently where they pretty much blog every day with super casual posts. I don’t know it’s kind of… refreshing? It’s something that I would love to do however my everyday life is pretty boring lol but luckily I have about a million things on my mind so I have plenty to write about (*ノ∀`*)

Today I want to write about the time where I saw my friends for the first time since lockdown eased! Yes, it’s a very late post haha (as this was like… nearly a month or so ago now ( 〃▽〃) ) but it really marks a special occasion for me.

Because of this, I decided to try baking a chocolate cake from just three ingredients and, well… I burnt the cake lol. But is it really a Hello Lizzie Cafe moment if I didn’t burn something????