Hello, Lizzie Bee

Hey honey bunny, it’s me, your gal Lizzie. It’s been a while since I first made my introduction post – over 8 years, I think – so an update has been waaaaay overdue. I mean, sure, I blog a lot and talk about myself quite a bit (especially about my self doubts) but I think it’s time to re-introduce myself to you.

So hey, I’m Lizzie Bee, and I’m a gyaru fashion and lifestyle blogger from the UK.

Cute pink winter outfit by kawaii blogger hellolizziebee

Yep, I’m still blogging about gyaru.

I didn’t realise how much in love I was with it until I found myself still writing about it, 8 years later. 8 years is a bloody long time but I love every minute of it. Gyaru has changed so much since I started and even though I told myself that I would never tone down, I did. It’s nothing to be sad about though – I’m finally comfortable with my style and I love it. I’m actually in the process of doing a complete wardrobe clear out to invite new pieces in and stop being stuck in the past. It’s tough, but it’s got to be done.

What’s also tough is trying not to eat a Milka & Oreo chocolate bar that’s been sitting on your desk for at least 3 minutes. I just can’t seem to let anything sweet and sugary pass me untouched! I am known as that person that eats their weight in snacks (which is great because it means that people always give me snacks at work), and my food cupboard at home is always full for when we have guests around. I just love snacking! My future self would probably kill me for saying that later on, but for now I’m happy.

While we’re on the subject of work – I don’t think I ever mentioned graduating! But yeah I graduated and I’m now working as a graphic designer. I’m so happy and I love my workplace. So I’m a designer by day, and blogger by night!

My Melody plush charm Pink winter outfit by hellolizziebee Kawaii fashion blogger Lizzie Bee

I also love naps, have I ever told you that? I usually have a nap on a Sunday and it’s one of the things that I look forward to most on a weekend. People say that a 2-hour long nap is probably too long, and as much as I’d like to disagree I think my grouchy just-woke-up self would say otherwise. Luckily my hubby knows how to deal with me! It comes second to my love for afternoon tea, though, because afternoon tea is my jam and one of my favourites was when I went to Biscuiteers to meet an old uni friend.

Oh yes, that brings me to my next and final thing – I am now married! You know that guy I talked about a few times on this blog? Yep, I’m his wifey for lifey. Gosh that’s such a cringe saying but it’s my favourite, and I love saying it every now and then. Wife. A person with a ring on her fourth finger. I still love looking back at my wedding blog post because it’s one of the best posts I’ve ever written. It has so many happy vibes and I love it.

Afternoon tea

So, what’s your story?

Love,
Lizzie xx

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36 Comments
  • thevellichoradventures
    March 16, 2019

    So great to find out a bit more about you Lizzie! I love that #afternoonteaisyourjam Jam or cream first?! Haha 🧁

    • hellolizziebee
      March 17, 2019

      Awh thank you so much Charley! I do cream first then jam!

      • Amy
        March 17, 2019

        Oh my gosh, you’re so wrong! Jam first because if you put cream into jam the jam spoils! :O

        I love this post 😘 you so cute! The pics in this one are awesome! Xx LY

        • hellolizziebee
          March 17, 2019

          Ah I guess so! But I find it so much easier to spread jam on top of cream than the other way around ;D
          Awh thank you so much cutie pie <3 xx

  • Deborah Wyatt
    March 17, 2019

    Awwww loved this post, and getting to know you more.

  • sharnah
    March 17, 2019

    I love posts that let you get to know bloggers a bit more! Amazing that you have graduated! I would love to do Graphic Design! I haven’t heard of ‘gyaru ‘ before which I am really surprised about seeing as I love Japan and currently writing my dissertation all about female representations in Japan, and I am guessing Gyaru is similar to Kawaii? (please do correct me if I am wrong!!). I really do LOVE your outfit/look though, you look like you have came straight off the streets of Harajuku and I am so here for it!! xxx

    • hellolizziebee
      March 17, 2019

      Awh yay, I’m so glad you have!
      Oh my gosh really?! That’s so amazing! Gyaru was huge in the 90s and was a rebellion against the beauty standards in Japan; where girls would tan their skin and dye their hair crazy colours instead of adopted the pale-skin-dark-hair look. You should totally check it out! It isn’t really ‘kawaii’ as such but it has so many substyles, and I tend to go for the cuter, softer versions. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! xxx

  • Paige
    March 17, 2019

    Great post! I love your style!

  • Lanae Bond
    March 17, 2019

    It is a great idea to reintroduce your self to your readers and to new people. This is the first time I have been on your blog and it is nice to meet another blogger!

    • hellolizziebee
      March 17, 2019

      Yes I think I should do it more often, or at least do more ‘life updates’ posts! Lovely to meet you, too πŸ˜€

  • Lana
    March 19, 2019

    You forgot to mention the fact that you are incredibly cute! πŸ˜‰

  • Miss Blogs-A-Bit
    March 20, 2019

    That’a crazy that you’ve been blogging for so long!! Well done for keeping it up 😊 I found myself nodding along with a lot of this – I’m also a big fan of napping and afternoon tea! Then I always find that I feel as if I need a nap when I’ve had an afternoon tea πŸ˜‚
    Aww I hope that you and your husband are very happy!

    http://www.missblogsabit.com

    • hellolizziebee
      March 20, 2019

      I know right? I feel like a dinosaur blogger haha.
      Gosh yes, afternoon tea can make you so sleepy! I think it’s all of the cakes that are involved.
      And we are, thank you so much!

  • janice sisemore
    March 20, 2019

    Love the pink purse

  • Holly Stockport
    March 20, 2019

    Holy moley, I love your fashion style!!! So gorgeous!!!

  • Rhianna
    March 20, 2019

    Omg, you’re obsessed with Harry Potter, tea, naps and snacking! Are we twins?! πŸ˜‚ I also love gyaru style and Japanese culture!

    Rhianna x
    http://www.tsundokugirl.com

    • hellolizziebee
      March 21, 2019

      Oh my gosh no way!! Ah that is so amazing to find another gyaru lover omg I’m so happy!!

  • Sophie Wentworth
    March 20, 2019

    8 years is sooo long! It makes me really happy that you’re still loving it after this long. You’ve got me thinking now and I don’t think I ever made an intro post which sounds silly now. I wonder how many people have been with you since your first one? This was such a nice way to do a life update kind of post too x

    Sophie

    • hellolizziebee
      March 21, 2019

      Gosh I never really thought of that, although I’d like to think that some have stuck by me throughout all of these years! Ah you should totally do an intro post to help you reconnect with your readers.

  • Natonya
    March 20, 2019

    Lizzie you are so cute! Really like your whimsical style πŸ™‚ Congratulations on your marriage and graphic designing how exciting to start a new journey in your life!πŸ™ŒπŸΎβ€πŸŽ‰I too like naps!. I’m from the US so we don;t have afternoon tea but I do like to lounge in coffee shops, I think that kinda counts right?πŸ˜‚

    Natonya | https://justnatonya.wordpress.com

    • hellolizziebee
      March 21, 2019

      Thank you so much Natonya! And yes I think that counts tehe!

  • Jenny in Neverland
    March 21, 2019

    Such a cute post and you’re just the cutest ever! I also eat my weight in snacks. So if we ever meet, we’ll need to have a full on snack eating day! <3

    Jenny in Neverland

    • hellolizziebee
      March 21, 2019

      Oh my gosh yes jenny I would love to do that! Like afternoon tea but with savoury food instead of sweet stuff!

  • Nat
    March 22, 2019

    Aww I love reading more about you Lizzie! πŸ˜€ Go you girl for not only graduating but working what you studied! πŸ˜€ Being a graphic designer sounds like so much fun, especially when people at work give you snacks. πŸ˜›

    https://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

    • hellolizziebee
      March 23, 2019

      Awh thank you so much Nat! Yes it really is, and I thank everyday for my job! 😊

  • Nati Macchiato
    March 24, 2019

    you are the CUTEST. I can’t believe how long you’ve been blogging for – I feel so new to this industry ! you’re absolutely killing it. if this is what you’ve created over the past couple of years then I can’t wait to see what you’ll achieve next!

    have a lovely Sunday Lizzie !

    Nati x | https://www.natimacchiato.com

  • Kieli
    March 25, 2019

    Wow, it’s been that long already?! I remember finding your blog just a couple of years after you started and followed you since. It’s really awesome to see how a person grows over the years!

    I also love eating sweets! I can get full from my main meal but somehow always find room for dessert? xD

    Ahhhh congrats on both your job and wedding! I still have yet to achieve those two dreams. T^T My job hunting has been poop. And my fiance and I have been engaged for over a year now cause I’m trying to get moved out to where he is! (And trying to get the courage to tell my family too)

    I should do a post like this too. I changed blogs so I think it’s time xD

    • hellolizziebee
      March 26, 2019

      Oh my gosh thank you so much for sticking with me for so long! I really appreciate it and it makes me so happy that you were able to see my development.

      Haha yes, well, there’s a separate stomach for dessert (or so I tell myself anyway!)

      Awh thank you so much! And you can do it – just keep trying!

      Yesss it’s always good to do another introduction!

  • Γ—t s u k i.-
    April 9, 2019

    This self intro is so darn cute!! You’re adorable <3 Looking forward to meet you in person!!! πŸ™‚

    • hellolizziebee
      April 10, 2019

      Awh thank you so much my darling! And yes same! ❀️