Recent GETS! A/W Himekaji Haul!

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*).

Otsukai Review! Super Gals Merchandise

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!

The Best Sheet Mask Subscription Box For K-Beauty Lovers!

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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!). 

Mask Time Glow Setter Sheet Mask Subscription Box Review

Kawaii Box Review: Kawaii Birthday Home Party (+ Giveaway!)

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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…)

Kawaii Box Review

Shining Bright: Lashine False Lashes Review!

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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!

Lashine Synthetic False Lashes Review by Lizzie Bee

Moments with Molang

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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).

Molang plush toy via hellolizziebee

Hydration, Baby! Why this Sheet Mask Works Wonders for Eczema

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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…

Missha Mascure Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask

Bardia’s: Inside Stratford’s Loveliest Coffee Shop!

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.

It’s Pretty but… Does It Actually Work? Feferafe Ice Cream Mask Review!

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!

Feferafe Ice Cream Sheet Mask Review by hellolizziebee

Does Elan Cafe London Live Up to the Hype?

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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!

Sundose Supplements: A Daily Dose of Energy

Disclaimer: This Sundose box was given to me in return for an honest review. Read more about it here.

Y’all know me; one minute I’m super hyper and excited but next I’m in a massive slump and just want to fall asleep for the rest of the day (*cough* like at gyaru meets *cough*). So I was really excited to receive a Sundose box – a bespoke box of supplements – to help boost my low energy levels. After a few medical questions (like how often I exercise and whether or not I’ve had any blood tests recently), they reached out to me via email to see what flavour supplement I’d like. I opted for the Vitamin C/Orange flavour. The box arrived on my doorstep a week later!

Rabu Rabu! Japan Candy Box, Valentine’s Day Special!

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Hellooooo February aka the month of luuuuurve. I’m so glad that Valentine’s Day exists because it gives me something to look forward to after the January blues. Everything is decorated in pink and red hearts and I love it! In Japan, “Rabu rabu” roughly translates to “lovey dovey”, and today I’m going to be showing you Japan Candy Box’s “Rabu Rabu” February box as well as what I thought about each product. There’s also a chance for you to win a free box of Japanese candy for yourself! Scroll right down to the bottom to enter, but for now, let’s take a look at what’s in their February box…

Japan Candy Box February 2020 Review

Trick or Treat! October Japan Candy Box Review + Giveaway

Trick or treat? Or, in our case, treat or treat? Yep, this post is gonna’ be about the October edition of the Japan Candy Box! If there’s one thing I love about Halloween, it’s all of the sweets/candy, especially themed sweets. The packaging is always adorable so I was really excited to see what was included in this month’s box which was kindly given to me by Japan Candy Box to review. I’ve also collaborated with them to give one of these to you FOR FREE (amazing). Are you ready? Let’s take a peek…

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October Japan Candy Box Review by hellolizziebee