Growin’ and Glowin’

Btw this post includes affiliate links – read my disclaimer for more info.

You know you’re a blogger during lockdown when you’re blogging about things that happened in February. Yep, these outfit photos were taken at the Grow & Glow Event – where I met my blogger pal Tanya for the very first time, and also my idol Vix Meldrew! The event was MIND-BLOWING, but in the run up to it I was super nervous. So I whacked on my favourite outfit – this super cute pastel hoodie and my trusty zebra print skirt – put on my brave face, and marched right in.

Offbrand gyaru outfit with clothes from boohoo

Y’all, the venue was a blogger’s dream. Huckletree was filled with tropical wallpaper, pastel colours, neon lights, pink kitchens… The lot. It was the perfect place to take pics for the ‘gram and I was dying with happiness. I soon forgot about how nervous I was and we listened to a lot of inspirational speakers on how they navigated the blogging world. I was filled with so much hope and ideas for this blog! What also helped was the incredibly supportive ladies that I shared an apartment with – people who I hadn’t heard of before I met – hyping me up. They made the whole event special, and I’m incredibly glad to have met them. 

But enough of that gushing… I have to be honest with you, I never really thought that a) I’d still be blogging after nearly 10 years and b) that one day people could earn money from blogging. I know that it’s kinda’ “taboo” to be talking about money and blogging but I really want it to happen one day to go towards this blog! I’ve started opening up ad spaces for bloggers on this blog and have also started to look at affiliate marketing… So all of the links below that I’ve shared are my first affiliate links on my blog. Don’t worry, though – this doesn’t affect you in any way, it just means I get a tiny percentage of the sale if you do want to buy stuff! They are small steps towards my dream goal and I’ve written down notes on what I want to do in future, keeping in mind that I still blog about the things I love, and I’m so excited! 

Hoodie: boohoo / skirt: boohoo (similar) / backpack: primark (similar) / boots: boohoo (similar)

Huckletree venue in Manchester

This does mean that things will start changing on this blog but don’t worry – this will still be a gyaru blog. I’ll still be offering advice and guide you on your gyaru journey, but there will be a lot more “casual” posts like outfit posts like this one, mini reviews and wishlists. Basically things that I used to love blogging about!

So watch this space – your gal has big plans for the future!

Gyaru blogger Lizzie Bee

Lizzie xx

P.S. Pictures taken with and by these lovely ladies: beff, teresa maria, tanya, marianna and taslyn
P.P.S. If you’re a blogger and want to join Grow & Glow, here’s my affiliate link!

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  • Kayleigh Zara
    April 22, 2020

    Your outfit is incredible and I love how happy you look in this! I really love your skirt and your boots, I also can’t wait to see what kind of things you review or any wishlists you share x

    • hellolizziebee
      April 27, 2020

      Awh thank you so much Kayleigh! I’m really excited to start doing them x

  • Amy
    April 24, 2020

    I love this outfit soo so much! And tbh I just shared some pictures from February 2019 on my blog… I think everyone’s going to be making more flashback posts for the forseeable future to be honest. You look soo smiley and happy in these photos though ❤ ❤

    • hellolizziebee
      April 27, 2020

      Awh thanks boo! Haha yeah I totally agree… I mean, it’s not like we can go out and take pretty pictures anymore! And I love flashback posts as they bring such good memories. Aah thank you xx

  • Lindsey
    April 25, 2020

    Best of luck with the monetising side of things, I hope it works out for you. Your outfit is so cute, I love it. I also love the brightness and vibrancy of the images here – fantastic backgrounds. This was such an uplifting post to read – thanks!

  • Hayley
    April 26, 2020

    Girl! blogging for nearly ten years wow!! Don’t be afraid to monetize – you deserve to be rewarded for your hardwork!

    This venue looks so cool – I really want to get involved in more events and meeting other bloggers!

    Hayley || hayleyxmartin

    • hellolizziebee
      April 27, 2020

      Awh thank you so much Hayley! And it was such a blog-able place to be hahaha!

  • Charlotte Dawson
    May 3, 2020

    This looks amazing! LOVE your pictures, the decor is a dream x

  • Andrea
    May 5, 2020

    Wunderschön bist du in diesem Outfit.Ich liebe sehr was du machst.das ist einfach toll.
    Blos gut das du hier wahrscheinlich ein dunkles Höschen trägst.Sonst könnte man dir,
    auf dem Bild wo du sitzt,total unter deinen Rock gucken.So sieht man,zum glück,fast

    • hellolizziebee
      May 6, 2020

      Thanks! Yep I wore shorts underneath haha

      • Andrea
        May 6, 2020

        Aha.das ist gut.Das mache ich meistens auch.Besonders wenn ich sehr kurze Röcke oder
        Kleider trage ziehe ich über meine Unterwäsche noch eine Shorts an.Da hab ich aus der
        Vergangenheit gelernt.Gerade wenn man auf Partys geht hat man seine Beinstellung nicht
        immer unter Kontrolle.Und meistens macht dann auch noch jemand davon ein Foto und
        stellt es ins Internet.Und das ist dann Oberpeinlich.Da will man sich am liebsten erstmal
        verstecken.Deswegen mein Kommentar zu deinem Bild.
        Also mach weiter so und bleib schön gesund.
        Viele liebe Grüsse Andrea