Black & Gold: Meetup with Charli!

On Tuesday I met up with one of my closest friends, Charli! I haven’t seen her since October and because she’s going to Japan soon for a couple of weeks I wanted to see her before she went~ I really miss seeing her, and we’ve both agreed to meet up more often now that I’ve settled in a sort of timetable thanks to my new job 😀

For some stupid reason I woke up ridiculously early and I realised that my promise ring had disappeared! ;_; I had been wearing it for over two years, and I still can’t find it.. I’m so heartbroken because although I had misplaced it a couple of times I always found it within ten minutes. I had searched every nook and cranny within this room (as that was where I had put it before I went to sleep) but it’s nowhere to be found! ;_;

Because of that I couldn’t go back to sleep, and although me and Charli said that we would go all casual I decided to try out sujimori. It was a massive fail so I tried doing some flicks instead, but even then it wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be so I quickly curled the bottom. Apparently having sujimori with straight hair is a lot harder than with curly hair so next time I’ll just curl it.

Tried out a new eye make technique: Cat Eye! Meow~

So after all of that chaos I was ready to go and meet her! We went to purikura first but it was still closed so we headed out to go to Japan Centre but they didn’t have any magazines we wanted, so we went to get some food at Suki (this cute little Japanese restaurant in Chinatown). I ordered Tempura Ramen and had forgotten just how much there was o_e

Purikura was then open so we went and took some purikura together 😀 <3 I love taking purikura with Charli because of how we just improvise and come up with the most random poses ever.

These were my favourites:

Then took a picture while we were waiting for the purikura to print out :3

Her friend then came along to join us and I went to get my first ever bubble tea! They had opened a new place called Cuppa Cha right across from the purikura, and I had Jasmine Milk tea. It was so delicious!

We went to get food again because it was around dinner time and Charli’s friend was hungry so we went to the Little Korean. I had some crispy tofu and miso soup and it was so nice <3 I want to learn how to cook them!

We walked around London for a while, but then it was time to head home. I had so much fun though and I miss Charli so much ;_; Can’t wait until I see her again!

OOTD:

Top: Primark; Hoodie: Listen Flavour; Belt: Yumentebo; Tights: Select;
Shorts: Reveal; Boots: eBay; Earrings: Muse

I guess that’s all for today folks! Wow I had taken so many pictures o_o So sorry for the photo bomb aga! 😛 Well then, until next time 😀

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When you are close to me I shiver

Definitely need a break right now.

Even though I’ve got a little timetable I’ve been stressing about uni work so much lately, especially because it’s coming to the end of the year and this final project is big and yet I’m so focused on one of the smaller projects as it’s due in first. It’s just so difficult working on something that you have no inspiration for, and holding back on the one you really want to do… Oh wells.

Writing this blog post is a nice breather for me because I love blogging. It’s like a little diary to me and people like you beautiful readers really do keep me inspired and motivated <3 So thank you, for taking your time in reading my blog!

I’ve been getting used to using my Facebook page now so that’s definitely been growing. It’s just so nice to post little snippets of my goings-on without having to wait to post on here! 

So my lil’ sis had a birthday party sometime ago, and it was great because it gave me a reason to doll up (aha) and it was nice to spend time with her. I didn’t get drunk (mostly because I was worrying about her and everyone else like an old granny) but it was still pretty cool.

People have mentioned that I should smile a little more… So here we go! 😀

I’m still going through that phase of doing gal with no lens, and another reason I have to add to my list is that Mukuchu is closing down! Yes, my beloved Mukuchu, the place where I would get my circle lens because of their reliability and quality ;_; </3 I’m so sad so I might hurry and buy one last pair… 

Upper lashes: Angel Eye   Lower lashes: Princess Eye

It’s been way over a year ago since I wore this top! I guess it’s because I later on bought more brand items, but my love for this one has been rekindled <3

Top: GOLDS Infinity  Skirt: Primark  Tights: Primark  Heels: Dorothy Perkins
Earrings & Necklace: Muse  Belt: Online (idk what the brand is)

Eurgh my herp-derp face D:

 

OLD – Improvement Meme

PLEASE NOTE: This has now been further updated! This post is just kept for the happy memories haha. Click here to get the most up-to-date gyaru improvement meme.

So how’s everyone’s year so far? I can’t believe we’re into March already… But today’s mini post is about the Gyaru Improvement Meme! I wrote an article for Gal VIP magazine a couple of issues ago about creating a newer version of the Gyaru Improvement Meme…  I was going to copy and paste the whole article over here but that’s very lazy of me just not the way, is it? So hop over to the Gal VIP article for reasons why I changed it which is even lazier of me.

You can download the template here but, for those who don’t like photoshop, simply copy&paste the image below and place your photos on top!

And this is my progress so far!

What’s your progress? 😀 Leave links if you’ve used it <3 I would love to see everyone’s improvement! 😀 But please, whatever you do, don’t remove the credits… I would be sad if you do.

Ciao for now and see y’all on Sunday 😀

Testing, Attention Please

Wow this week has been so hectic; I’ve been doing a lot of travelling so haven’t really had a proper lie in at all. But who cares! I have so much to tell you that I’m bubbling in excitement writing this.

First things first, I have a new job! Yes, Lizzie is now working at a clothes store! I feel so much better now because my old job was rather… Well, I got bored, and I really wanted something new with nicer shifts. 

So I applied for a new job and got a job offer straight after the interview! Pretty awesome, right? Yeah I was so so happy that I of course agreed to take the job and I had my first shift last Saturday. The people there were lovely as well, and I felt that I was being a lot more “me”. I guess this is a perfect chance for a whole new start work-wise.

I’ve slowly started getting into dolling up daily again and I must say that it’s been too long. I still get those days where I laze around doing nothing, but I think I’ve finally had enough time to think about my future so I’ve made a little plan on separating my uni life and social life equally and to realise that in the end, my happiness does come first. I want to be able to see my friends and family a lot more this year, and with my new job I think I could make that happen. And the reason for dolling up? I just feel good about myself when I do and make more of an effort to face the day.

But eurgh enough of the rambling, and onto the main part of the post! I’ve started doing gal without lens again because I’m on my final pair. Yes, it’s so heartbreaking… My black lens have finally ran it’s course ;_; So all I have left are my gold lens!

I think doing gal without lens is a great way to focus more on makeup on hair but as you can see I only had time to straighten my hair this time. 

My look just before I headed off to uni!

I think that my life is finally sorting itself out and I’ve been following a schedule on what time to wake up and go to sleep. It’s been making my life so much easier and I’ve been getting the sleep needed to keep me going. Okay so I have had some nights where I stayed up late but I’ve been doing a lot better than usual!

Blouse, Vest & Jeans: New Look
Heels: Dorothy Perkins
Jewellery: eBay

I’ve also been good when it comes to spending as well… And this is my most recent item I bought. It was waiting for me on my doorstep when returning home from uni so it made my day a whole lot better!

So I just tried it on really quickly~ Although now I really can’t wait for it to be summer so I could actually wear it properly *_*

So I guess that’s all for today! Just thought I’d give you all an update on the recent goings-on. I hope you’re all having a lovely week so far, and that you’ve got much planned for the weekend!

Agejo: My Goals & Inspirations

Hey guys!

So you remember how I mentioned in the past couple of posts back that I’ve found my style, right? Well this post is basically a compilation of all of my goals and ambitions to work into that style a bit more. I do have some of the stuff already but I’ve just got so many ideas whizzing around my head that I really need to write them down, aha.

We’ll start out with a picture of my agejo wardrobe selection! I’ve taken a photo from my “I Feel Like a Chameleon: My Gyaru Wardrobe” ‘s post and just added onto it as I’ve bought a few things since then.

Yes I have a bit of a thing for MA*RS at the moment… But I’ve been good and haven’t bought anything recently *cough*forlikeaweek*cough*

What I’m trying to do at the moment is buy more stuff that isn’t MA*RS related, but looks like MA*RS. This is because – like I said in my last post – I don’t really want to focus just on one brand of Agejo, but many, so that there is a bit of a variety in my clothing.

Okay so now that’s done… Onto my inspirations!

Inspirations

I’m all for curled hair and pretty updos at the mo, but I’ve realised that a) I haven’t got any rollers and b) I need to stock up on hair accessories. I guess my wishlist just keeps getting longer and longer!

I have fallen in love with Ageha all over again so right now I’m drooling over all of their make up tutorials, because these ladies look stunning.

And last, but not least, clothes!

Inspirational Gyaru

Most of these are models from Ageha, but I really do have a lot of agejo inspirations! So here’s my list of my favourites 😀

Sakurina
Sayuri Suzuki
Shizuka Muto
Chie & Chika
Satomin

Okay so I guess that’s all for my inspirations… Now it’s time to write up my wishlist.

Wishlist

I’ve always had a problem when it comes to buying things because I just buy what I like without thinking about whether or  not it’ll go with anything in my wardrobe. So when I was looking for inspiration I compiled a list of the things I definitely want to buy – and should hopefully stick to.

  1. Nice black handbag
  2. Stockings
  3. Jewellery & other accessories
  4. Cute pjs
  5. False lashes
  6. Circle lens
  7. Rabbit hoodie (like the one from MA*RS)
  8. Heels
  9. Hair rollers
  10. Betty hair bible
  11. Black skirt
  12. Hair accessories

Oh crikey… My wishlist is a bit longer than I thought it would be. LOL WHOOPS.

Goals

So this will be the last part of this surprisingly long post (I think I got a bit carried away) which is gonna’ be of all of my goals in the upcoming months.

  1. Try out more hairstyles
  2. Figure out daily agejo coords
  3. Post on Codenote more
  4. Build up my agejo wardrobe

I have to say that there aren’t that many goals but… I wanna’ keep it small so that I could focus on them all a bit more.

I guess that’s all for today’s post! I really hoped you enjoyed reading it, and that maybe you’ve been inspired by agejo as well!

Until next time, beautiful people <3

Sponsored Review: Chan Mei Eyelashes


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

Managed to find some spare time to quickly right up my post so that it’s all ready to be published on Sunday.
That’s the beauty of scheduled posts; I can write it at any time that I have spare and I don’t need to actually publish it until later, which gives me plenty of time to review it and make sure that there aren’t any silly mistakes or missing photos. Pretty neat, huh?

Anyway today is on a lash review sponsored by the lovely KKCentreHK!

Let’s do the packaging and postage rating first: 

Yes, they get full stars for this. KKCentreHK are extremely reliable and they always package things really well as nothing I receive from them ever gets damaged! So amazing.

And voila, here are the lashes. These beauties are called Chan Mei and are part of the M-Series.  They have a really strong structure which has good and bad points; good, because it means that you’ll definitely be able to wear it once, but bad because it’s very hard to bend it go with your eye shape. Took me quite a few times of bending it before I finally managed to get it right.

Usability: 

And wow I was taken by surprise at how dramatic they are! I mean, I knew they were dramatic but not that dramatic. Just goes to show that it isn’t only Japanese brand lashes that would go well with gal.

So that’s a definite full stars for appearance! 

Here is what these babies look like from the front (cut off the rest of my face because it wasn’t looking that great ahahaha).

Overall: 

I love love love these lashes. The only downside is how rigid they are so it’s a bit annoying to put on, but they are totally worth it!

To buy these beautiful lashes please click hereThey have tons of other lash designs and also sell some accessories like half wigs, hair extensions etc.

You can also get 10% discount with my code: mysticthorn

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‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay

 

(wow this is a really late post… nearly 10pm! Has to be my latest one yet)

Some of you may/may not know that I have finally discovered my style… Agejo!

It’s all thanks to MA*RS really; if I hadn’t started buying MA*RS then I wouldn’t know how much I would fall in love with the brand and the style, so much that I actually want to do agejo for real. I always liked agejo but I was a bit scared of it and that it would never ever suit me. But I guess it never hurt to try it out!

I’m not going to wear MA*RS everyday because I haven’t got a lot of MA*RS items, and MA*RS is an extremely expensive brand so I’ll probably be broke for the rest of my life, aha. I’m going to dabble in other brands to help me build up my wardrobe because it’ll be boring just to stick with MA*RS (beautiful as it is) so I’m going to look for GOLDS Infinity and also at stores near me. Stockings, cute handbags, heels, accessories… Anything that doesn’t break the bank really! 

I’ll probably talk more of my goals and things in a future post or even in small posts on Tumblr… Not too sure just yet. 

Anyways, enough of that, here’s my most recent coord! I went to Cosmo with my family and decided to doll up for it :3

Dress: MA*RS, Necklace: DiDepux, Earrings: Muse,
Stockings: Primark, Heels: Dorothy Perkins

There has been a few discussions floating around about wearing no circle lens… So here I’ve not worn any lens to prove that you can still be gal without them! 😀

Please ignore how tired my eyes are! Had a really early start and long drive ;_;
Upper Lashes: Jewerich no.2
Lower Lashes: Diamond Lash Baby Eye

Ooh I’ve also downloaded an app on my phone that lets me create collages! Here’s one of my look and my full coord as well as makeup 😀

And a final picture of me and my sis 😀 <3

Oh yeah you know how I said I wouldn’t spend for around a month? Yeah, that didn’t work out so well. I went along and bought another MA*RS dress that is due to arrive soon. I can’t wait *_*

Anyways I guess that’s all I have for today! My eye has been messing up – again – but I still have a few posts lined up for you all ;D

 

 

Weekend avec ma sœur

It’s been way over a year since my sister last visited me, so a couple of weeks back we decided that she’ll stay over for a weekend during the half term! I was so excited as it has been ages since I had a girly time with her.

We were extremely lazy though and spent a lot of time in front of the TV with hot chocolate, but on Sunday (last Sunday that is) we dolled up just a little bit to go to town for some window shopping. We took a while to get ready though as I was feeling really lazy and couldn’t be bothered to rush into dolling up (plus I was gonna’ doll up later anyways so didn’t go full-out gal).

Chillin’ in my onesie
Tried out a new eye make technique

I told myself not to spend a lot but I couldn’t help myself with these pair of shoes *_* Luckily that was the only thing I bought though! I was being pretty strict on myself and I’ve made the goal of not buying anything at all for the rest of this month and maybe until next month. I’m totally going to regret that goal aren’t I.

Me & my sis <3

That night we headed to Wagamama and I had Itame and the white chocolate and ginger cheesecake! Was so yummy.

This was my look for that night! Obviously I had the same eye make and things, but I just touched everything up and did my contouring etc.

I recently bought a faux fur scarf and it arrived just before my sis came down!
It really keeps everything stylish and warm at the same time.

And then that was it! We only had one proper day to do anything because the next day I was driving back to my hometown with her blasting some Within Temptation (which she didn’t mind, surprisingly).

I guess that’s all for today’s post! I’ve got a few in the queue as I had quite a lot going on and a lot to tell you all 😀

Keep smiling <3

p.s. Can everyone please take a moment to post in my poll please! Would be great, thanks <3

Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year guys!

I know that it was in fact three days ago but thought I’d better say it late then never ;D

My boyfriend came down to see me for the weekend so we celebrated both Valentines and Chinese New Year! We decided not to get each other anything for Valentines because it’ll be our anniversary soon~ So we’re saving up for money for then 😛

Friday and Saturday were spent watching Sherlock – yes I have converted him to be a Sherlockfan ;D –  because I had uni and then work on Saturday, but on Sunday I drove over to the Wing Yip and bought loads of Chinese food! It’s been too long <3 I bought tons of dumplings and mantou… I think it might last me for quite a while ;D I was going to take photos but didn’t really have the time.

In the evening we went out to Cosmo! We were originally going to go to this other place but we realised that we had booked it at another city because the website didn’t state that it wasn’t in our hometown >< But Cosmo was still really nice! It’s much smaller than the one in my hometown but the food was delicious. I took full advantage of the Eton Mess ;D

I wore my complete MA*RS set and my new necklace! I was going to wear the bracelet but it’s slightly – ever so slightly – too big so I need to find a way to adjust that ><

I wasn’t too sure if it was okay to wear this because it started snowing, again. Eurgh I thought that I had finally escaped the snow and rain but HELL NAW.

Set: MA*RS
Tights: Primark
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins
Jewellery: Muse and Di Depux

Upper lashes: Jewerich no.2
Lower lashes: Beauty Eye by Diamond Lash

Okay so I guess that’s all for now! Hope you all had a brilliant New Year 😀 I did!

You Are My Sunshine

 

My Only Sunshine…

Yes, the weather has improved a lot lately! I swear I get so excited over small things like it’s getting darker a bit later and being able to hear the birds in the morning… Just reminds me that Spring is just around the corner!

But yes. The stress of my old uni projects is over (for now). I do have a new project which seems pretty interesting but I no longer have to stare at business cards and read books about the Industrial Revolution anymore! I actually said to my friend when driving home, “Oh it’s busy because everyone’s going to the Industrial Revolution” instead of “Industrial Estate”. Been doing waaaay too much uni work.

So Monday was one of those days where I was crazy enough to get up early before uni; I’m not too sure why I did it but I found myself dolling up! I did “casual” makeup though because of the fact that I had uni, and I didn’t have time to curl my hair (and I really wanted to curl it ;_;) nor do any contouring but that’s mainly because of my cold D:

I guess I dolled up because I was heading to Wagamama after all of my projects were submitted with my uni friends! I actually had a reason to doll up aha.  

Eye make~ Diamond Lash Angel Eye & Beauty Eye

I got a chance to wear my bear hoodie! Believe it or not I was going to sell it but… It was so adorable that I couldn’t let it go so I just quickly thought up of some coords so that I had an excuse to wear it ;D

eBay hoodie, Reveal shorts, West Coast leggings, Peacocks socks, eBay boots

My MA*RS dresses arrived in the post as well that day! I’m so happy, and they haven’t really helped me with my obsession over MA*RS. Oops. Oh wells! I just couldn’t resist buying them though.

Here are pictures of me wearing my two dresses 😀 Sorry for the image quality, was quite dark when I got home… Next time I’ll post better ones when I think up of decent coords and things ;D

All my makeup was coming off at this point ;_;

 

That’s all for today I guess! Got quite a lot of pictures this time… Well, see you next time! 😀

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p.s It’s now Sunday and the weather is shite. Boo.