MA*RS Twins!

I can’t believe how the summer holidays have flown by! It’s been a weeks since my holiday in Germany (which I still have to write about), my birthday is long gone, and you know what? I enjoyed every second of it. This summer holiday has definitely been the best I’ve had in ages because I’ve been able to actually arrange and attend meets as well as visit my family a hell of a lot more. 

Me and my lovely friend Tania decided to meet up to do a MA*RS day just two days after meeting for my birthday gal meet, and went as “twins”! I had so much fun, and it was lovely just being able to spend a day eating, chatting, and taking lots of purikura.

In order of the “twinning” to work we tried to figure out what MA*RS clothes we had that were similar but unfortunately we didn’t have any, so instead we planned to have the same hairstyle (curled pigtails) and wear the same headband!

We met up at this bubble tea place; I was a bit early so I had this gorgeous bubble tea (that I can’t remember the name of ;_;) and some spicy fried tofu!

Sipping on my milk tea as I wait!

When Tania arrived we headed out to get some food because I was a greedy git hahaha. She took me to this restaurant that did massive – and I mean massive – portions. Just take a look at mine!

After our lunch we went to take some purikura!

It seems like the purikura place in London is still yet to close down, but it’s obvious that it’s going to. Most of the booths had been packed away but luckily our beloved Japanese booth was still there <3

It’s so hard to choose my favourites so here are my top three! 

And the rest of them… We took two sets because they were on a special offer and chose to get the bigger ones instead of the usual 16. 

I really enjoyed taking puri with her! We messed around quite a lot and pulled silly poses and it was so much fun! I love those kind of puris <3

Me & My Bby Tania <3333

Because it was still pretty early (ish) we thought a little shopping spree was in order so headed out to Camden Town. I didn’t get anything because I’m desperately trying to save money (which is so not happening right now) and I didn’t really see anything I liked. Tania bought some really cute cat tops and sweater though that I wish I had bought in the end! Oh well.

My feet then started to hurt after a while so we went to a nearby coffee place to have a drink and we were there for aaaaages talking about the most random of things! We soon realised that it was getting really late so we went back to the station and headed home.

Look and outfit:

Top lashes: Sakurina Buty Eye  |  Lower Lashes: Luminous Change (Pixie Bunny)

Headband: Pixie Bunny  |  Set: MA*RS  |
Jewellery: MA*RS (Gorgeous Barbie)  |  Shoes: Top Shop

On the train home I was thinking about my addiction to MA*RS and realised that I really should stop buying that stuff. Ever since I started buying MA*RS I began to think that it was the only way to dress agejo when that’s totally not right! I need to figure out some “everyday agejo” coords that doesn’t rely heavily on MA*RS… For the sake of my bank and my addiction!
So if anyone sees me buying more MA*RS after this week (I had cheekily bought some MA*RS bags and purse) then gimme’ a slap on the wrist! Haha.

Anyway, that’s all for today!

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Birthday Gal Meet!

I have about just under an hour of freedom before I hit the road to go to London again; too little time to watch an episode of Supernatural, but just enough to blog!

I mentioned in my previous post that it was my birthday, and this post is about my birthday meet! It was only me and a couple of gals but it was just nice to hang out and see people that I don’t usually see on a daily basis. My boyfriend was round mine for the weekend as well so he came along. Thank goodness there were other guys there that he could talk to!

I dressed up in oraora this time to take a break from the usual agejo, and it was so nice and refreshing! Here’s my look for the day:

Me and my boyfriend on the way to the meet! 

There was me, my boyfriend, Tania, Alex, Rin, Rin’s boyfriend Jamie, Wib, Silver, Emmie, and Jess! It was Silver’s leaving do yesterday but I couldn’t make it, so I was glad that I could meet her before she left to Japan.

We were originally going to take purikura but boy it was like a sauna in that place. Having no air conditioning didn’t help and we all decided that it was best to leave it otherwise we’d melt in there. Instead we had some bubble tea at Boba Jam and then headed off to get some food at Mr Taro. I had a yummy chicken ramen.

After that we went to a nearby park to relax for a little bit. Unfortunately we hadn’t taken a group photo but here are photos of me and some of the girlies:

Jess, Wib, Rin & Me
Me & Tania

Tania got me a really cute headband that she handmade and is also selling at her store Pixie Bunny! I’ve been eyeing it up for ages and was so happy when she said she got me a birthday present >///< Love you bby <333

It was starting to get a bit chilly (because despite it being sunny, it was pretty windy) so we decided to wander around and see if we could find somewhere to sit, and instead found a Pret-A-Manger which was even colder because of the air conditioning -_- everywhere else was just so busy! We sat there for about an hour before making our way to the karaoke place which was about 20 minutes walk away, and that’s where Silver, Emmie and Jess said their goodbyes ;_;

So now it was just me, my boyfriend, Tania, Alex, Wib, Rin & Jamie! As soon as we got into the karaoke place we took a picture because the kind lady there gave us a medium room (only charging us for the small room price) and an extra 20 minutes! How amazing is that?

Alex, Tania, Jamie, Rin, Me, Wib & my boyfriend. We all look as we were possessed or something 😛 

After an hour and 20 mins of singing I was feeling a bit peckish so we went upstairs to have some yummy food. It’s actually a really good restaurant and it looks really posh as well!

I had chicken katsu curry! Yummy!

And that was it! By the time we had finished it was past half 8 so everyone decided that it was a bit too late to do anything else and headed home. It was such an awesome day, and I loved the karaoke because I could behave like an idiot along with everyone else, haha! My favourite song was Barbie Girl…

Look and Outfit:

Jewellery: Muse |  Top: D.I.A  | Shorts: Reveal  |  Belt: Ratuken  | Boots: random shop

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Hey There, Birthday Girl!

Right so I was going to write a blog post about my holiday but that went horribly wrong – because I am an idiot and didn’t press save – so instead I’m going to write one about my birthday!

It was a pretty quiet one because I had just come back from holiday a couple of days before so really couldn’t be bothered to host a big party. Instead I spent it with my sister and boyfriend and it was so perfect!

I started the day by dolling up and getting ready because I, unlike all of the other people in the house, was actually awake because I was so excited. I hadn’t felt such excitement on my birthday since I was a little kiddie and it was such a lovely feeling. Then I realised it was perhaps the last day I could behave like a kid as now I’m a proper “adult” ;_;

This was my look for the day and my outfit! I finally had the chance to wear my MA*RS dress from Gorgeous Barbie <3 I absolutely love that shop, but I really should stop buying from them because I’m not a billionaire just yet ;D

Angel Eye & Luminous Change

Now onto my presents! I can’t believe how lucky I was this year, I’m so happy with everything >///< I think what mattered most was because the people I loved were there <3

I unfortunately missed out a necklace ;_; 

I then went to go shopping! I didn’t really buy that much as we only had an hour before the film started. These were my buys:

From good ol’ Primark
All from Miss Selfridge
New Look (sorry for the blurriness!)

Then we had to rush off to watch Monsters University! It was such a good film; they tied up all of the loose ends, and the story was just so brilliant that I really wouldn’t mind watching it over and over. Here’s the trailer if you don’t know what I’m talking about 😀

And now for the dinner! We all had a meal at a local pub/restaurant and wow they really didn’t disappoint. I’ve had dinner there before but it wasn’t brilliant, but they really surprised me this time. I had some yummy steak tehe.

As I was finished eating the waitress came over… With a birthday cake fully lit with candles. I was so incredibly surprised because we were all talking about ordering a desert and the waitress just acted like normal by bringing out desert menus. It was such a lovely gesture ;_; <3

My Boyfriend, Me & My Sister <3

And then that was it! It was a fantastic day and I’m so happy that I spent it with my sister and boyfriend <3 Thank you so so much guys for making my day really special ^3^ <3 <3

Look & Outfit:

Dress: MA*RS  |  Necklace: Unknown  |  Shoes: New Look  |  Bag: Primark

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Sponsored Review: JOJO Eye Shadow No. J08-01

 


Please note that although this is a sponsored review, the thoughts and opinions stated are 100% my own.

Sorry for the late post guys! Had such a crazy morning; I woke up with a nice insect bite on my leg, had to doll up, do all of the food shopping, and then do some vacuuming. Such fun things to do on an extremely humid day…

But enough of the complaining, today I shall be reviewing an eyeshadow palette given to me by KKCenterHK. This is a bit overdue as I received the item two weeks ago, but haven’t been able to use it until today.

I’ll skip the postage and packaging because they are always amazing at it, plus I’ve reviewed some of their products which you can view here. So let’s get onto the actual product, shall we?

The product in question is JOJO Eye Shadow No. J08-01 (bit of a mouthful, isn’t it?).

Let’s see what each shade looks like on the skin:

Now it looks like a black/grey/white palette on the website, but as you can see in the photos there is a slight purple hue to one of the darker colours.  Having a base makes the eye shadow a lot easier to see so I would definitely recommend wearing either foundation, BB Cream or a primer before you put on this eyeshadow.
Yet with a base the two lightest colours still aren’t that visible against the skin, so I decided to wear it to investigate further!

I first put a layer of the silver eyeshadow, hoping it to blend nicely with my base colour – which will be the purple one – so that it’ll look like a glittery purple. Then I added the black to the corner of my eyes and onto my lower lash line, blending it with the other colours. Then I dotted some of the white on the inner corner or my eye and below my brows.

I was a bit disappointed that the white didn’t show up much on the skin, but the other colours worked perfectly. I decided to put on some lashes to see how well the eyeshadow would show with that and some eyeliner.

This eyeshadow is actually perfect for the dramatic look now that I have my lashes on! Therefore:

Appearance 

I am unfortunately going to give it only three stars because although the dark colours worked really well, I was quite disappointed that the white one didn’t seem to show up very well on my skin, and the silver… Well, only the glitter was left behind.

Usability (how easy it was to apply) 

It was really easy to apply but I had to use several layers of the lighter colours in order for it to show on the skin.

Overall 

This palette wasn’t as good as I expected, but then again the purple and the black eyeshadow worked extremely well together! I would love to try out the silver again but maybe without the purple, just to see how well it’ll work for a dark and dramatic look.

To purchase this product simply click here to be redirected to the KKCenterHK website. They also sell a variety of products – and I highly recommend their lashes – so take a look at them too!

KKCenterHK

 

 

Chasing The Sun; UK Gal Meet!

I hosted meet in London last Sunday, and I must say that it was definitely a success! While there weren’t as many people there as we would normally have, everyone was so lovely and I had such a relaxing time. I think it was the first time where we weren’t rushing to go anywhere, and spent at least a couple of hours just relaxing at a park in the sun.
Sun?! Yes, Britain finally has some sun! I’ve been feeling quite depressed over the past couple of days – even went so far to think about selling my gal brand items – because of the sh*tty British weather, but today it proved me wrong. We finally reached the highs of 26 degrees celsius which we haven’t had in such a long time.

At the meet there was me, Marie, Yamii, and Finlay and three other new people that I haven’t met before Wib, Kei Kei and Jade. We first headed out to get some food at this Japanese restaurant called Mr Taro as the purikura machines were closed for lunch. Even though I’ve been to London a fair amount I’m still a bit of a n00b when it comes to food so it was nice to go somewhere new. Marie’s recommendation was perfect; the food was yummy and at a very good price!

I had Chicken Ramen and they used this delicious marinade on it *_*

Then we did the usual purikura because it is thankfully still open. Whether or not it’s closing is still up in the air so hopefully it’ll stay for a little longer… I don’t know what I’ll do without it ;_;

This is my favourite one hahaha!

We took full advantage of the good lighting and snapped some more photos!

It was the first time I wore this dress because of the crappy season, and I’m in love with it *_* can’t get enough of MA*RS! I originally wore this with over-the-knee socks but it got way too hot.

After purikura we were all dying for a drink and went on to get some Bubble Tea from Cuppa Cha! My name was “Tinkerbell” this time, although I forgot to take a photo of it ;_;
While we were waiting we pulled faces at Kei Kei who was waiting outside, and she took this amazing photo of us <3

So we were just sitting outside in Chinatown when this Chinese guy went up to Marie and asked if he could stroke her feet o_o He obviously had a serious foot fetish because he had to stroke it twice and stroked mine as well… That’s when we decided it would be nice to leave Chinatown haha!

The rest was bit of an improvisation because we didn’t really have anything planned which was great because it turned out to be a very relaxing day! We did head out to Japan Centre though as I wanted to get my hands on a Ageha magazine but it turned out to be ridiculously expensive so I didn’t bother. It was so hot that we decided to have a sit down at a nearby park next to Buckingham Palace, and spent the rest of our day there 😀

So here’s my makeup and outfit shots:

My original outfit!
Dress: MA*RS | Jewellery: Muse | Socks: Primark | Shoes: Dorothy Perkins

I had such an awesome time. I think this was the first meet where we really relaxed and just chilled out beneath the summer sun (oh how poetic). I think I would definitely do a meet like this again! Especially because there are so many lovely people in the UK gal comm <3 I love you all! <3

That’s all for today! A bit of a photo spam but what the heck, you love it really ;D

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Agejo, Lazy Days & New Look!

Waddya’ think of my new layout? It’s so pretty and sparkly isn’t it?
I thought that I needed a new look to my blog because my old one was, well, old. I love leopard print but I was just getting sick of looking at it and I wanted a fresh new start to mark my change in style. I aimed for the more glamorous and girly appearance because of my love for agejo and one gyaru and I think it turned out pretty well! Did all of my graphics in Illustrator and Photoshop 😀

Speaking of agejo… I was going to have a very lazy day but whilst doing my lash review for Pixie Bunny it changed my mind and I dolled up! I really didn’t expect it; I was hoping to lounge around in my hoodie and leggings all day but it was still nice to put on a bit of makeup.

Here’s my look for the day! You may have already seen some pictures on my last post, but oh well you get to see it again (you lucky thing you).

I actually really like these lashes although find that they do go slightly upwards… Shall have to find a way to fix that! And I would probably need to continuously brush up on lash glue as well but that’s what you get for being a gal I suppose <3

Like I said, I really did want a lazy day so I jumped back into my hoodie and leggings as soon as the review was done. It was so nice and comfy *_* I love this hoodie! It’s incredibly warm but I managed, surprisingly. Just shows how crap British summers are -_-

Earrings: Primark | Necklace: MA*RS | Top: MA*RS | Skirt: Primark | Tights: Primark
Top: MA*RS | Hoodie: eBay | Leggings: Primark

Now before I go, I want to show you some of my buys! I’ve been trying to save up for the past year and the other day I went shopping and saved a lot of money.

For example: see that top in the photo? It was originally £19.99 from New Look, but because it was in the sales it went down to £9! I saved £10.99! Pretty good huh? 

And that bag… Well, New Look sold one like it for £19.99 (they really like that price don’t they?) but I hopped over to Primark and found a similar looking one for… Take a guess… Yep, £8.99 (or something like that). Bonus!

Top: New Look | Bag & Hair Bow: Primark

So I think I’ve done really good! I haven’t bought any MA*RS items apart from this gorgeous replica, and because it was a replica it was really cheap (for MA*RS anyway). I hope to continue my gyaru-on-a-budget lifestyle because now I can spend the rest of the money I have on things I really really need.

That’s all for today! Just a little update on what’s going on really. See you next time <3

 

Review: Luminous Change Lower Lashes

Remember a few posts back when I went to MCM Expo in London? Well I purchased a set of lashes from the lovely Tania of Pixie Bunny that I had been eying up for a while and promised that I’d do a review for her so… Here it is!

Before I go onto the review I would like to give you a little introduction of Pixie Bunny. As I have already said, it’s owned by the lovely Tania (who has a blog here) and she sells a variety of products such as tights, bags, makeup, jewellery and – wait for it – false lashes!

Me & Tania at MCM Expo!

Anyway, the lashes I purchased were Luminous Change Lower Lashes. I’ve been searching for some lashes that were a cross between Princess Eye and Baby Eye (both by Diamond Lash) so when I clapped my eyes onto these babies I knew I had to get them.

Now I can’t really judge on how well her postage was (i.e. how everything was kept in a box etc etc) as I had bought them from her stall, but she did pop it into a really cute pink bag alongside a sticker! So I guess I can give her a booming 5 stars because she didn’t just stick it any old paper bag.

So, packaging 

Okay so now it’s actually talking about how they felt when I wore them. When I peeled them off from the container I realised that they were actually longer than they first appeared, which is definitely a good thing because I was worried that these lashes would just disappear on camera. So I put them on and-

Well, all I can say is, do not underestimate their length.

Close up
Close up of both eyes

They were perfect length and design-wise! I fell in love and was literally babbling away to Tania on Facebook on how much I loved them. Another reason to show just how good they were was that today was supposed to be an extremely lazy day in a hoody, but… I dolled up! And it was all down to the lashes!

Later on I did realise that they kinda’ went upwards, if that makes sense? I think this is a both good and bad thing; good because it means they don’t look too dramatic, but bad because they might not look dramatic enough for heavy makeup. Won’t know until you try though I guess!

Appearance 

Usability wise… They are pretty easy to use! The only thing I could say is that the lash line is quite thin but it doesn’t look as fragile as Princess Eye by Diamond Lash… However, I’d still be extra careful with them when taking them off just in case.
Because of the thin, transparent lash line I found them really easy to adjust so that they curved nicely beneath my lower (natural) lash line.

Usability 

Overall 

I will give them an overall mark of 5 stars because they are one of the most beautiful lower lashes I’ve ever seen, coming up close behind (ooer) Baby Eye by Diamond Lash, and you know how much I love those lashes…

I guess that’s all for now! Now why not be a good ol’ chap and hop over to Pixie Bunny to purchase these gorgeous babies for yourself ;D

Will most likely make a post of my make and outfit etc next week ^^ Ta ta for now~

Pixie Bunny

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MCM Expo!

I’m finally able to write this post! I was so tired today that I nearly fell asleep at work… The warm weather didn’t really help things so I was basically a drowsy zombie for the whole day.

Speaking of zombies… I got to meet some! Not real ones obviously (I wouldn’t have written “meet” if they were real… More like running the crap away from them). Basically I went to MCM Expo with my boyfriend this year and in the queue I saw these zombies just walking past and staring blankly at everyone. It was so creepy because their makeup was amazing and they were just really good at acting as zombies.

Here’s me with the zombies:

Yes, I was a maid this year! I wasn’t actually going to cosplay/dress up until someone said that I seemed to be the maid type, and I’m so happy that I did because I really enjoyed being a maid aha. I got asked for a few photos which never happened to me before so yeah I was pretty happy.

My look and outfit shot:

 

I’m wearing my Fairy Lash Brught Eye lashes that Charli got me from Japan! I’m in love with them already; they are so dramatic and even though they have that plastic-feel to them, they seem to be pretty strong! 

Now onto the MCM Expo photos!

CHARLI BBY YOU HAVE AMAZING BEWBS ILU
Me & Tania (photo taken from her FB)
Me & Yamii
Me & Annie

For ages I was searching for Iron Man, and I finally found him when I was starting to lose hope. You can tell how pleased I was from that cheesy grin of mine -_-

I had to say that the villains were pretty badass (or the people cosplaying the villains were anyway). I was taking a photo with Darth Vader and the Emperor, and got pretty like what-the-hell-what when Darth Vader started talking to me with the voice and everything. Was so cool!

“I said kneel!” “sdkjkjdfbgkbfg *cry*”

A “pet” Alien!

I loved this cosplay so much! I’m a huge fan of “How To Train Your Dragon” and was so pleased when I saw Toothless walking around, so I just had to have a photo with him!

Honestly I had so much fun; I met loads of people that I hadn’t seen in ages, and saw Meg – my friend from Ireland – for the first time ever! We have known each other for around 5 years and yesterday was the first time I met her. She was so cute *_* Only wished I could’ve stayed with her for longer <3

And to end this post, a photo of myself and the boyfriend! He said that he might cosplay next time which would be so awesome! 😀

That’s all for now! Hope you enjoyed this post. I was going to add more photos but then that really would be a photo bomb 😛 

 

 

Just duck and carry on

 

The past year has taught me that no matter what sh*t life throws at you, just duck and then carry on.

I’ve been through a pretty rough time and I’m still recovering, but everyday I feel a little bit better. I’ve learnt that I’ve got to live each day to the max – with the occasional lazy day – and spend as much time as I can with the ones I love. Who knows what might happen tomorrow.

I guess that’s why I’ve been working my ass off this past year to get those grades that I want, because I really want to be successful career-wise. Whenever I wasn’t doing any uni work I was chatting to my friends online or visiting my family and spending time with my boyfriend, and recently I have been able to meet my friends like Charli (the loveliest girly in the world <3) more often so life is definitely getting better! Hopefully I can meet up more people over the summer now that uni is nearly over.

So what is the meaning of this post? I don’t know, I just wanted to ramble like a wise woman ahahaha. But I guess this is a message to all of my readers that never walk away from the people you love, and if you have a goal then work your ass off and get there! And if you’re going through a rough time; life will get better

That aside, here are some pictures of my recent look. I haven’t dolled up recently because I still have problems with my eye – I really need to get it checked out – so it was a nice breather! 

 

 

I realised that after I had done my makeup I was running out of time because I wanted to watch Criminal Minds *cough* so had to stick with straight hair!

Upper lashes; Jewerich no.2  Lower lashes: KKCenterhk
Top: Boohoo.com ; Jeans: New Look (ripped up by me)
Boots: New Look ; Necklace: eBay

I’ve also set myself a goal which is to no longer buy brand clothing (I wonder how long this will last). I realised that I should be saving money instead of splurging because I’ve been driving a lot more, and petrol costs a bomb. I do still want to treat myself every once in a while so I might stick with building up on my accessories collection as I seem to always wear the same things.

So as a treat for completing my uni work a week before the deadline, I bought some Ben & Jerrys!

To end this post; so what are my goals in life? I have already mentioned how I want to be a successful designer, but I think I would also love to grow as a gaijin gyaru and perhaps meet more people in the community as there are so many nice people out there! I also want to start immersing myself into the design community, get more feedback, make some friends, and just keep growing! I’m going to start building up my portfolio over the summer whenever I get the chance to as I think I’ve found something I really like to do.

Anyway, adios amigos, until next time! Now allow me to go and gorge myself on some delicious ice cream.

 

 

Starry Eyed

I did it again… Pressed “Publish” instead of “Save”. 

Woo I’m feeling inspired again!

I think that it’s all thanks to the weather; it’s getting warmer and there are some rays of sunshine… Could spring finally be here? (About time)
That aside, this week I’ve been doing a mixture of relaxing and uni work and, well, I’m feeling really good! I didn’t really have many good nights sleep but I had a long lie in yesterday and I feel so much better! I guess it’s a good thing to have lazy days every once in a while.
My uni work is coming along really well and because of that I feel better when I doll up because I know that it isn’t “wasting valuable design time”. Oui, I do graphic design, and it’s really hard to step away from the computer and not do any design.

I dolled up today because I had to get up early anyways so I had plenty of time to myself and come on, who would want to do uni work from half 7 in the morning? (I actually did that a couple of weeks ago… Was a killer). I originally wanted to wear my new MA*RS dress that Charli bought for me but alas, it’s too cold for it ;_; I can’t wait until summer when I could actually wear my pretty dresses!

Enough talking from me, have some pictures!

I lost my black necklace that I wanted to wear ;_;

Top: Yumetenbo, Skirt: Primark, Tights: Dorothy Perkins, Belt: Online somewhere

That’s all for today! Just a quick outfit post ^^