Hey cutie! How are you? A couple of posts ago I mentioned that I haven’t been doing very well because I find myself constantly exhausted. This made me feel really down because I didn’t have the energy to do the things that I enjoy on the weekends (making YouTube videos, dressing up, etc etc). Lately, however, I’ve been trying to pick myself up again by remembering to take breaks at work, and wearing sheet masks in the evenings/weekends again! The sheet masks I want to talk about in this post were kindly given to me by MaskTime – who I absolutely ADORE – and I’ll also write some quick bullet points about each mask with pros and cons!
Hey cutie! How are you today? So the other weekend my husband and I climbed up Mt Fuji!!!!!
Haha, just kidding.
Yes, unfortunately, because of lockdown we have to put our Japan and South Korean travel plans on hold… But thank goodness Arigato Japan exists because we were able to go on a virtual tour of Mt Fuji with them! It was incredibly educational; Jordan, our guide, was so knowledgeable and incredibly patient (and I’m surprised he didn’t look at me strangely as I was basically a burrito in a blanket haha).
(BTW – I guess this is kind of a “gifted” post????? We did our tour for free in return to do a survey buuuut I wanted to write this blog post so I don’t know what the technicalities are for that haha soz).
Hey cutie! How’re you? My eczema has been really bad this past week so I haven’t been able to wear any makeup 😭 so I’ve decided that I’m not going to doll up until Christmas day (as I’d be so upset if I had a flare up on Christmas morning!)
Anyway, today I had a little meet up in the park with my friends where we exchanged our secret santa gifts. We play D&d every week so decided to do a D&d theme!
Hey cutie! How are you? This is just going to be a super quick post today because I want to share with you my recent himekaji haul. If you haven’t seen it, I wrote in a previous post that I want to persue my dreams of being a himekaji gyaru and my goal this winter is to be cute and fluffy! So I decided that I needed to buy some new things to get me through the winter, but I made sure that each item is super versatile and can be worn in many ways (because I can’t afford to get an entirely new Liz Lisa wardrobe *sobs*).
I am so happy I could cry – I finally have my hands on some Gals merchandise! Gals (aka Super Gals) is my gyaru bible and as soon as I saw Mihona Fuji, the creator of the manga, tweet that there would be a pop-up store to celebrate the manga’s return I knew I had to get my hands on some of the merchandise. It wasn’t until I found out about Otsukai, an online proxy service, that my dreams of getting them would come true! This would be the first time I’ve used a proxy service so I thought I’d write a little blog post about it and to spread the good word. So here’s my Otsukai review!
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Every Wednesday (for the past year or so) I’ve dedicated to spending a couple of hours in the evening chilling out with a sheet mask. The routine isn’t simply just to improve my skin but also my mental health, and it gives me something to look forward to during the work week! Over the past month or so I’ve been going through Mask Time’s “Glow Setter” subscription box, and here’s my review of all of the sheet masks I tried (and why it’s perfect for Korean beauty and skincare lovers!).
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Did you know it’s been 6 years since Kawaii Box first launched? They’ve been shipping monthly boxes ever since, full to the brim with kawaii goodies straight from Japan and so this month’s box is all about having a kawaii birthday party at home. I’ve been really looking forward to this one as they have an exclusive Kawaii Box handbag included, which has a super cute pattern on it, so here’s my review! (And there’s also a giveaway for you at the bottom of the post…)
Yaaay the second issue of Papillon magazine has now been released, this time it’s all about helping beginners get into the world of gyaru (a topic especially close to my heart)! The gyaru community has been eagerly anticipating this moment after a very successful first volume, so let’s have a tiny peek on what’s inside…
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Lashes are a huge part of the gyaru makeup, although sadly they are harder to get your hands on nowadays (well, ones that are dramatic for our gyaru looks in any case!). I’ve been trying my best to experiment with non-branded ones, so I was really intrigued by what they had at Lashine and decided to give them a go. So here’s my review on the false lashes I received!
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Lockdown is… Kind of lonely. I keep caving in and buying unnecessary things just so that I have something to look forward to, but I really do miss hanging out with my friends. Luckily Molang sent me a lil’ plushie to keep me company, and while it’s not the same as having bubble tea with my favourites, oh my gosh I love it so much! It is so squishy and soft and I haven’t stopped cuddling it since. I decided to do an outfit inspired by this kawaii character (after having so much fun doing a Cinnamoroll-inspired one last year).
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My skin has been AWFUL lately. Over the weekend I started to develop a lot of dry/crackling patches, which I’ve been trying to keep at bay with a lot of moisturiser. This is the main reason why I was so eager to try this Missha Mascure Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask (they don’t make the names simple, do they?) as it specialises in those with problem skin (specifically dry skin).
I received this sheet mask as a gift from MaskTime, which was included within the “Glow Setter” subscription box. I have both bought and received masks from MaskTime in the past, and I’m 100% honest when I say that they are my go-to company for buying Korean masks. They are a small business based in the UK which makes it incredibly convenient for me and also provide amazing service! Anyway, onto the mask review…
Hey cutie patootie! Today I wanna’ share a review of the Oh K! SOS Detoxifying Clay Mask that I bought, that I’ve been using it on/off (in between sheet masks) for the past couple of months. It’s one of the only clay masks that I really, really like, and I can’t wait to share this review with you. So, let’s go!
I had given up hope of going to a pretty cafe that was outside of London, until Isobel showed me a really pretty and independent cafe called Bardia’s in Stratford-Upon-Avon. She promised to take me there after doing our little photoshoot in Stratford Butterfly Farm and I was so excited! I didn’t have much to eat that day, so by the time we arrived I was really craving some cake.
The cafe was tucked away in the middle of the town centre, not too far a walk from Shakespeare’s birthplace and I would’ve walked right past it if Isobel hadn’t pointed it out. It looked so cosy and cute! Ivy hung from the ceiling and entwined themselves around the lights that emitted a soft glow, giving the whole cafe a warm feeling (which contrasted greatly to the cold, windy weather outside). We went in and only had to wait a few moments before we were seated.
Hey cutie and welcome to my very first Face Mask Wednesday! I’ve been wearing one sheet mask a week since mid-last year, and I thought: why not make it into a series on this blog? This might be more of a bi-weekly feature as I want to slowly ease myself into this before committing to doing it every week. Anyway, this week I want to feature the Feferafe Ice Cream Mask that I bought from Mask Time. Yes, I have been given boxes from Mask Time for free in the past (here’s my previous Mask Time review to know more about them), but this time I wanted to treat myself during this lockdown period!
What really caught my eye was, of course, the packaging. I am a sucker for cute things and had to add this one to my basket! I was a bit skeptical at first because it’s usually for those with oily skin (I have dry skin/eczema) but I wanted to give it a go. Here’s my review!
We saw a sight we thought we’d never see; the streets of London were completely silent. Only those who were out for their morning job were out and about when we made our way to EL&N (Elan) Cafe in Knightsbridge. It was a Sunday morning and even I was wondering if we were crazy to be out in London this early in the morning, but the day was sunny and fresh – perfect for a cute cafe date. We arrived ten minutes before they opened and waited patiently outside while the staff were making preparations. I was so excited to go to Elan cafe that my sister exclaimed that it was as if I was waiting to meet a celebrity as I couldn’t stop fidgeting!