It’s A Love/Hate Relationship

 

Okay I don’t know how many times I’ve written this post but boy this must be what, the fifth or sixth time where I just deleted everything and wrote again? I don’t know. Oh well, hopefully this will be the last time I write this blog post (or I swear I’m just gonna’ give up and have nothing but pictures on it, haha).

Gal, to me, is a bit of a love/hate relationship; yes I’ve finally managed to find a glue that’s suitable for my eye but I do need to make sure I wash my brushes etc every time before I use them. This is kind of a pain in the butt so I tend only to do gal make once a week because I just don’t have the time for it… And mainly because when I doll up I end up taking pictures instead of doing what I should be doing i.e. driving to uni. Whoops.

So I might be posting some coords etc on here but skip the gal make and hair. Right now I just want to focus on my coords before moving onto anything else. I put hair last because I really, really suck at doing hair. If only I had a personal hair stylist or someone to help me out with this!

I’m going to make Sunday my gal day so that I can feel “normal”. It’s basically what I did before I started doing it everyday and then f*cking up my eye and making my skin go all sensitive. Until then I’ll be doing natural makeup everyday. It’s not gal but I’m happy, and that’s the most important thing, right?

Enough of the chit chat and onto the photos! Doing agejo again because damn I love that style so much ❤

I actually really like the photo above! It’s weird because I took this when I turned off my table lamp and it produced a really nice ‘glow’. Unfortunately it does make my face look a little too orange and drown my blusher though haha.

I went for the softer gal makeup as this is the eyeshadow technique that I normally use in my daily makeup.

Top lashes: Sakurina Fairy Lash Beauty Eye | Bottom lashes: KKCenterHK
Top & Skirt: MA*RS | Belt: GOLDS Infinity | Heels: Dorothy Perkins | Jewellery: Muse
Close up details~

So how often do you do gal? Are you all lucky enough to actually have time to do it everyday? If so, I’m uber jealous of you. Damn I miss those days where I can wear lashes every day without worrying about anything.

That’s all for now. Talk soon!

All Loved Up

I had such a good start to this month! I was very selfish and had my boyfriend all to my self. It’s been ages since I last saw him – over a month! – so I always try to spend as much time with him as possible whenever I see him. 

He arrived at mine on Friday and we treated ourselves by going to a new Chinese restaurant, and when I say ‘new’ it just means that it wasn’t Wagamama. We go there way too much so needed something refreshing! Chinese restaurants are also nice anyway. I wanted to be all dolled up and pretty so I wore my lashes! I was a bit sceptical at first because even though they’ve been okay so far I was just worried about being let down and getting a busted eye again. I even curled my hair, which I haven’t done in what seems like ages. 

We ordered this set meal kind of deal where you just get loads and loads of little dishes served in three sections, and boy was there a lot of food! Here are some photos I took really quickly (as we were starving) so please excuse me if they’re blurry.

To be honest the food wasn’t that great but I was so hungry I didn’t care. It was for a really good price as well so I can’t really complain but I don’t think I’ll get this ‘feast’ again. I don’t know, I guess I’m just really picky when it comes to meat but the duck pancakes were to die for.

Me and my honey <3 Wow, my front camera is shocking!

Then on Sunday we went for a bit of Xmas shopping in London! I managed to doll up on that day as well as my eye was fine after our dinner, plus who doesn’t want to look pretty when going shopping? Hopefully this is a sign that this lash adhesive is okay for my uber-sensitive eyes! I went for the agejo look again because I love that style so much. Slowly fulfilling my dreams of being a MA*RS gal…

We went to the Stratford Westfield because it’s the only place I know that has a decent amount of shops without me having to trek all the way across London. It was absolutely perfect and I managed to get a couple of bits and bobs but restrained from getting anything for myself (December is a really bad month for me, money-wise… all of those presents that need buying!) It was actually pretty tiring after a while so we grabbed some tea and chilled out for a bit.

Little things like this make my day 😀

Afterwards was our double date with Pixie Late and Alex! They are amazing people and I really enjoy spending time with them. We get along so well and can talk about almost anything so it was really nice seeing them so soon after Expo (‘soon’ as in around a month’s time hahaha). It’s nice that my honey was able to talk to them too because we all share the same interests which is great 😀

Me & Pixie Late! <3

And that was it! Now that I look back it doesn’t really sound as if I’ve done a lot that weekend but trust me, shopping and eating did take up most of our time. Did I mention that my honey and I were right ol’ pigs and ate lots of chocolate and ice cream as we watched The Mummy? Well, I guess I have now!

Makeup and Outfits

Friday

Dress: MA*RS | Jewellery: MA*RS | Cat Ears Headband: Pixie Bunny
Tights: Select | Heels: Dorothy Perkins

Sunday

Hoodie: eBay | Top: MA*RS replica | Jewellery: MA*RS | Skirt: Forever21

That’s all for now my darlings, until next time ❤

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16 Things Every Agejo Gyaru Should Have

Y’all know that I am a HUGE Agejo fan, which is crazy because I always deemed it way too “out-there” for me in comparison to other gyaru styles (like my fave one, himekaji, which is a casual princess style). So I decided to put together a list of things that every agejo gyaru should have! I am by no means an expert, and there could be some things I’ve missed, but these are what I think are the agejo gyaru staples.

(This list was edited in 2020 with the help of Rachel!)

Review: Agejo Nails by 8th Sin Creations

 

Not too sure if you noticed but in my last post I was wearing some pretty false nails! It was my first time wearing nails properly, and wow the amount of things that I couldn’t do like getting money of my purse was endless! I got used to it at the end of the day, and they were so pretty that I refused to take them off until the day was over.

These babies were done by Laura of 8th Sin Creations. I was basically looking around for someone to design me a set of nails for my outfit for expo, and she was recommended to me. I’m happy to say that it was successful because she always kept me updated on my process and produced the most beautiful nail designs I could ever want! It wasn’t too overloaded with gems which was great, because I’d feel so bad if they all fell off haha.

They didn’t take too long to do at all as I received them well before the event, and I was dying to try them out as soon as possible but I knew I wouldn’t be able to do any uni work with them on!

They’re so sparkly and beautiful and *flails*

Here’s a video from my Instagram of the nails and the box they came in!

I hope the video works okay! First time embedding one on here…

Unfortunately some of the roses fell off afterwards but that was to be expected! All of the other gems were fixed nicely.

Design ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
Postage and Packaging ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
Communication ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
Usability ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 
Overall ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

These nails were absolutely perfect for the event! Laura is great at making them and is full of ideas, as she provided me several sketches to choose from. She makes them nice and quickly too, for a really good price. I’d totally recommend her.

http://www.8thsincreations.co.uk/false-nails.html

That’s all for now!

 

 

 

Baby Come Back

Oui c’est moi, Lizzie, back from her much-deserved break! Eurgh I seriously needed it as the past few weeks have been crazy! I’m so excited to be back not wearing makeup to uni and doing lots of work… Not.

Anyways, today’s post is about my time at MCM Expo! I was working with my bby Pixie at her Pixie Bunny stall and I had so much fun! I met loads of new people despite working behind the stall, and took part in the fashion show representing Agejo-gal. I was so nervous though, so when it was my turn to walk down the ‘catwalk’ I rushed my poses so I could hurry away. How embarrassing ><” Luckily I worked alongside Jada and Rosanna, or I would’ve died in embarrassment.

Here’s me and my lovely Pixie <3

I was also working right behind Charli and Dom who were working at the hentai store and omg she’s got such amazing boobs *_* People couldn’t stop staring at her, and I joked that she’s the reason why they had so many customers hahahaha.

Oh and something really amazing happened. I was serving one of our customers and she looked up at me and exclaimed, “Oh!” I got a bit worried until she asked if I ran a blog called mysticthorn, and told me she was one of my readers >///< I was so happy! It’s such an amazing feeling, and the cutie even asked if she could have a photo so here’s me and her!

Her FB page: https://www.facebook.com/sachiecosplay

I mentioned that I went on the catwalk, didn’t I? And how I was so nervous that I felt like such a fail? Well, here are some photos!

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Credit goes to Leti!

After the catwalk we had some photos taken of us individually and as groups! :3

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I absolutely love this photo <3 Me, Jada & Rosanna!
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Okay so I’m kind of running out of words so I guess I can let the photos do the talking.

Me wearing one of Pixie Bunny’s rabbit ears! Aren’t they adorable?
Photo from Marie~
A special mention to Svetlana who I finally got to meet after knowing her for seven years!

You could tell I had so much fun by the way that I’m grinning like an idiot in almost all of my photos, d’oh! Oh well…

Look & Outfit

This was my look for the day ~ I woke up super early in order to curl my hair, only for it to die because our darling England seemed to be suffering from a lot of wind & rain this month >_>

Jewellery: MA*RS and Primark
Top: MA*RS
Skirt: MA*RS
Socks: Peacocks
Heels: Dorothy Perkins

I guess that’s all for now! Wow it’s getting cold now isn’t it? So warm up my darlings! Don’t want you all getting ill or anything (like I did the other week ;_;) <3

Love you all! <3

P.S I actually had to cut down on the majority of my photos because there were so many ^^”

 

Bonfire Heart

Hey guys! How’re you all doing?

Me? Well… I’ve not been so good ;_; I’ve been stressing so much at uni to the point that I got ill (and I’m still trying to recover) but it doesn’t really help being ill as I’ve got so much work to do! It’s a vicious cycle, really.

Because of all of this stress that I’m going through I’m going to take a break from blogging. I know I mentioned that I wouldn’t be on hiatus in my last post but… Things keep building up and I’m just in such a mess right now ;_; I’m so sorry, m’lovelies! <3

So I’d just like to leave you with a recent picture of myself and my boyfriend <3

… And that’s when my lower lashes fell off because of my stupid glue -_-

Also, I just wanted to say thank you so much for your incredible feedback on my last post! I received some comments on what other people wanted to improve on in gal on both my blog and on Facebook, and it’s so nice to see that I’m not the only one who’s not that great at hair! 

Thank you so much for your continuous support on my blog <3 I look forward to blogging again! I’ll keep you all updated on my Facebook page so please keep on a lookout on there as that’s where I’ll write when I’m back to blogging again.

Bisous ❤

Oh Happy Days: Updates & Gal VIP!

Apparently the older you get, the less you experience of the year.
Like you know how the year seems to go by really slowly when you’re 5 years old? And how it’s going past really quick now that you’re (x)? That’s because we’re only really “experiencing” 1/x amount of the year. So I’m “experiencing” only 1/20th of it right now.

How creepy is that?

Which is why I was incredibly surprised when I realised that it was time to write about blog post! I’ve been so caught up with my dissertation that it’s Thursday before I even knew it. Damn. Didn’t help that I was stressed because I was an idiot and tipped a pint of summer fruits squash over my laptop so had to wait for it to dry and pray that it worked okay. 

It turned out okay – it has been okay so far though – so now I’m able to write this blog post. Woop woop!

Quite a bit has happened since I last posted; I met up with my gorgeous girly Charli to go for one last bit of shopping before uni started, and I was extra careful not to splurge. Go me! I managed to find that meow crop sweater that I had been looking for for ages, and also got my hands on an Ageha issue <3

First day at uni was pretty good; I got to see my classmates again and managed to talk to one of my lecturers about my dissertation so that I’m now ready to start researching my ass off. It’s a good thing I like researching new things because I’d totally be having panic attacks right now…

I decided to doll up because I had aaaaages before I had to go into uni, and wanted to go for the more “gyaru-kei” look that Chie & Chika do.

Top: Primark  |  Skirt: Miss Selfridge  |  Shoe Boots: New Look  |  Jewellery: Muse

On the second day I was feeling a bit crap because of all of the fandango with my laptop, and dolling up actually made me feel a hell of a lot better. How strange!

Top: Forever21  |  Shorts: Missguided  |  Shoe Boots: Hidden

Last thing before I go; Gal VIP released a new issue! I know you have been waiting so long for this release, but the editors and staff (including moi) worked really hard for this one and we hope that you will thoroughly enjoy reading it! We’ve even covered an article about how to deal with haters, and with this comm… Well, you should definitely check it out.

Download link: 

http://issuu.com/galvipmagazine/docs/gal_vip_vol6

For those of you still loyal to mediafire (like me), we have also made it available there!

http://www.mediafire.com/view/hd5yb9h16852cm6/GalVIP_Vol6.pdf

Here’s one of my pages as a lil’ sneak peek:

It’s been designed so well! Kudos to whoever did it 😀 I absolutely love the layout. Think we’ve definitely upped our game! 

I guess that’s all for now… Wow, this post turned out to be a hell of a lot longer than I expected, whoops!

Bisous 

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I Live For The Applause

 

So I finally enrolled onto my final year at uni, and I’m kinda’ stressing out about it because I just know that a) my social life is pretty much going to end and b) I’m going to go back to my workaholic self.

But oh wells! I can do it this year! I won’t be a zombie, promise! I’ll be forever fabulous and can get through this stressful year (hopefully).

Because the enrolment wasn’t to start until later I actually managed to have the time to doll up. It’s funny because I wasn’t originally going to doll up, but while I was doing my makeup I thought, “Well I might as well add some contouring… Hmm maybe some eye shadow… But that means I have to put liner and some lashes on…” So I ended up with a made-up face instead of a bare one. Whoops!

I went for the more sophisticated look because I’m hoping to drift into the onee gal scene a bit more for uni and incorporate it into my agejo style. Plus I wanted to try out this new “blazer” I bought from Primark.

Top: Primark  |  Shorts: Miss Selfridge  |  Jewellery: Miss Selfridge
Blazer: Primark

The enrolment process was pretty easy, but for the first few hours we talked about our dissertation… And right now I’m stressing and panicking about it because I really don’t know what to write about and it’s due in in January ;_; Guess I won’t be having much of a Xmas then!

But it was lovely to see all of my friends again :3 Some can’t make it onto the final year and I’m going to miss them so much ❤ It’s going to be hectic but we can do it! >//<

Oh and and I finally have my MA*RS bags and purse! They arrived at my boyfriend’s house so he brought them over when he came round to see me after my enrolment. They’re so gorgeous *_* It’s a shame that they haven’t got zips but I still love them ❤ Can’t wait to use them! 

And now that’s it! No more buying brand (she says). Need to save up for uni supplies and getting my portfolio put together!

Eurgh sorry that this is an extremely small post… But I haven’t done an outfit post in ages so I guess you can let me off ;D

Until next time, beautiful readers ❤

 

(Oh and you might’ve realised.. I love using my current favourite songs as some of my blog titles because it makes me happy, tehe).

Last Days of Freedom

It’s that time of year when the summer holidays are coming to the close and everyone goes back to uni. Thank goodness I wrote my previous post, “How To Be A Gyaru & A Student” in time! I hope that you all found it useful and are enjoying your new year at school/college/uni.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how my bank is suffering tremendously from the amount of online shopping I do, MA*RS in particular. It’s such a beautiful brand but I really need to stop buying stuff!

A new idea then popped into mind: why don’t I do a budget gal challenge? I’m thinking of only spending £50 a month on gal and each month I’ll go down by, say, £5 or £10, and see if I can survive (haha). My bank will thank me for it and I could then use that money for uni supplies.

Ah, uni. I miss it so much so I’m really looking forward to going back and studying my final year! I can already see my social life coming to an end but I’m going to work my ass off to make sure I could still see my friends outside of uni & work.

So I guess my shopping trip with Charli & Emi will be one of my last days of freedom and of spending! Charlie had recently gotten back from ‘Merica and I haven’t really spent much time with Emi before, but I had such an amazing day! Was very girly filled with shopping (although I didn’t buy much). I went for the more casual-agejo look because although I do love MA*RS I really need to search for new coords that don’t really rely on that brand. I guess I did cheat a little in my outfit as I attached a MA*RS bow that I bought recently, but oh well! At least I’m trying.

We met up in Chinatown to have some food before heading off to Stratford, bursting with excitement to buy some really cute cat clothes that we saw a couple of weeks back. When we got there… Well, we couldn’t find anything! I was so disappointed but luckily I found this amazing cat t-shirt that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it. We then had a look in some other shops before heading to Pink Berry for some healthy yogurt.

Yeah… It ended up being not-so-healthy in the end for me! I had my mind set on getting something with strawberries, kiwi fruit, original yogurt, but that thought flew out the window as soon as the shop assistant asked if I wanted caramel yogurt. I ended up having caramel yogurt with chocolate sauce, Smarties, Belgian chocolate buttons and white chocolate. Not very healthy (and ended up being so sickly).

My “healthy” yogurt
My buys: T-shirt & skirt from Forever21, case from Primark

And that was it! It’s crazy how eating and shopping could take up so much time, but it was lovely nevertheless <3 I can’t wait until the next time I go shopping because I’m going to save up so I could actually buy stuff!

Me & the cuties <3

Look & Outfit

Top: Primark  |  Skirt: Primark  |  Heels: DreamV  |  Bow: MA*RS  | Jewellery: Muse

Guess that’ll be it for today! Kind of a short post, but hey, short and sweet ;D

So… Would anyone else like to join me for this budget gal challenge? I’m hoping to expand it a bit more in my next post of the ways I’m going to cut down on spending. Would be awesome to hear your views on this, and maybe some input on what you do on a budget!

Until next time~

 

 

How To Be A Gyaru & A Student

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This seems to be one of those most difficult questions that gaijin gals (gyaru) face; how can we still be gal if we go to school/college/uni/work? It is extremely high maintenance, and in some places it’s not acceptable to be caked up in makeup.

Life as a student is… Difficult. I’ve had months where I just slipped on my glasses and grabbed a t-shirt and jeans before heading out of the door. Sometimes I didn’t even bother getting dressed and worked in front of my computer at home with a cup of (relatively strong) coffee next to me. I’m amazed how some people manage to party all night and drink their money away with all the stuff they have to do but I guess they have the time and money for it.

How does gal fit into this busy schedule of mine? I’m not going to lie but I’ve had a lot of difficulty with it and yet I managed to pull through. It’s been two years since I’ve started uni so I decided to write up a little “how-to” post for those going into uni/college/work! Please note that I’m only going to underline the basics, it’s up to you to adapt these to your gal style.