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Embracing Your Imperfections

Embracing Your Imperfections

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I remember it as clear as day; me and my friend were sitting at a bar with our new housemate, and we were having a right giggle when our new roomie suddenly leant forwards and said “Haven’t you noticed that Lizzie has bunny rabbit teeth?” I was slightly intoxicated at the time but I remember my stomach dropping and my happiness faltering. Why would they say that, right in front of me? Luckily my friend just laughed it off and started pointing out our roomie’s imperfections while I just sat there trying to think of the best way to recover.

Koakuma Ageha October 2016 Mag Scans
All Hyped Up: Hyper Japan Festival 2016!

All Hyped Up: Hyper Japan Festival 2016!

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If I had to choose between all of the conventions in the world, it would have to be Hyper Japan. It’s the perfect place for all those Japan-lovers out there whether you’re into fashion, “kawaii” culture, food, manga, or just Japan in general… They have everything you could possibly imagine. I can’t explain how excited I was for it – I’ve spent the previous month figuring out what to wear and organising everything. I also bought those Sailor Moon nails I’ve been eyeing up from my last blog post, and couldn’t wait to pair it with my new MA*RS dress! Pssst, I’ll be doing a review on the nails very shortly.

The event was held at Olympia this time round (much better than last winter’s) so all of the stalls were back to back and I didn’t have to walk for miles to go from one place to the other. It was super hot at the venue and it felt like I didn’t have enough time to visit each and every stall, however I did have plenty of time to catch up with friends! I saw so many people there and it made me miss being able to travel to London on a whim. What made me really happy was that a few people approached me saying that they read my blog and followed me on instagram/fb. It was the happiest feeling ever and I’m so glad you read my blog!

I brought my DSLR with me so that I could get used to snapping photos, but my love was taking most of them as 90% of the pictures were of me and my friends. Whoops! Maybe I could have more practice the next time round.

Cuteness Overload: Agejo & Himekaji Summer Wishlist!

Cuteness Overload: Agejo & Himekaji Summer Wishlist!

Lately I’ve been trying to sprinkle a bit of cuteness into my everyday life – I rotate phone cases every so often and my colleagues at work always comment on them saying how cute they are which makes me really happy! My next step is to start wearing false nails or make my natural ones look pretty, so I’ve been looking around on the internet and found these Sailor Moon nails by LhouraiisShop which led me to make a cute wishlist for the summer.

How to do Agejo Gyaru on a Budget

How to do Agejo Gyaru on a Budget

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image source: ma*rs

I’ve been staring at this screen for goodness knows how long trying to think of the best way to explain how to do agejo gyaru on the budget, but the lines between doing that and just gyaru on a budget in general is quite blurred as many of the same things apply. I wrote about how to do gyaru on a budget a few years ago and I still follow those pointers, so I have decided instead to create outfits for less than £100 to give you an idea on how to put everything together with a few tips at the end!

Is That… The Sun?! June Gyaru Meet!

Is That… The Sun?! June Gyaru Meet!

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Hayfever sucks when you’re gyaru – everytime I tried to line my waterline & touch up my eye makeup it just washes away with tears and boy I got frustrated. It was for a once in a blue moon kind of event; I was going to a gyaru meet! This made me think back to all of those years ago where I’ll be going out nearly every month to see my gyaru friends but work life has gotten in the way so I really needed to look my very best this time. The old excitement of looking for inspiration on tumblr returned, and I also tried out a new hairstyle for the first time in a very long time.

The plan was to go for a picnic but as soon as we saw that it was going to be stormy we opted out and instead headed to Mr. Taro for some food. I absolutely love this place, but this time I only got some gyoza as I had a cheeky McDonalds on the train beforehand (bad, I know, but I was so hungry!). There were only three of us at the time so we waited at Mr. Taro before giving up and heading over to Art Box in Covent Garden. I was really happy when I saw that Tofu Cute were opening a section within the store in London and it didn’t take long to persuade Wib & Emma to go there.

And, as expected, I did do a little shopping in there because how could you not buy anything when you visit such a cute store? I wasn’t the only guilty shopper there – Wib also bought some super cute stationery! At this point Melissa joined us and we all made our merry way to the karaoke place for the rest of the meet.

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agejo gyaru hairstyle

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gudetama

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My buys! A Rilakumma flannel, Little Twin Stars coin purse, some puccho sweets & gudetama tissues (to make me feel better about my hayfever)

I really miss gyaru meets; I used to go to them all of the time but the gyaru comm has pretty much died in the UK so it rarely happens nowadays. Me & my friends try hard to organise meets but it’s difficult with a limited amount of people and if plans get cancelled last minute. But we’ll try out best! Do you have this problem in your area? Have you ever organised a gal meet?

Until next Sunday! ♡

Lizzie Bee xx // facebook / twitter / instagram / bloglovin’

Koakuma Ageha: Agejo Buys & Outfits

Koakuma Ageha: Agejo Buys & Outfits

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Oops, I did it again… I bought more MA*RS.

I didn’t mean for it to happen – I found myself yearning for their newer collections after finding peace with the fact that they’re toning down, and before I knew it I bought a few pieces. I managed to sell a few of my old collections to justify buying new things, and I didn’t feel bad for it. Their older collections just don’t have the same effect on me like they used to, and I haven’t been able to wear them because they’re unsuitable for work.

I was good and didn’t buy too much, but as soon as my items arrived I had to wear them right away. The weather has improved so much over here and it was finally time to wear pretty dresses! Aside from MA*RS I bought a DaTuRa top and several things from the Sanrio store, and I also bought a dress that’s perfect for the kyabajo style but I had forgotten to take a picture of it! However I do have pics of me wearing it which you’ll see after some pics of my buys.

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Left to right: MA*RS dress / Sanrio polaroids / eBay belt / DaTuRa top / MA*RS skirt / MA*RS dress / F&F hair clips / Sanrio photobook & gift from friend

And here are my outfits!

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Dress: Offbrand / Shoes: Sweet Soul Shop / Necklace: Gift from a friend / Accessories: Primark & F&F

 

My bby Chewiee & I

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Dress: MA*RS / Belt: eBay / Heels: Dorothy Perkins / Accessories: Forever21 & Claire’s Accessories

It felt so good to be wearing agejo again. Lately I’ve been feeling really bad because my blog name is “Lizzie Bee // Everyday Agejo Gyaru” and I haven’t been wearing agejo a lot lately. I didn’t deserve to have that title, and I was so close to deleting it off my blog when I realised that I just needed to give myself time to adapt. I am a real life butterfly – I just need time to adapt with whatever direction I’m going on and slowly build up a new wardrobe. I don’t think I’m alone in saying that 99% of the time I’m in a style crisis (well, I hope not anyway!)

Until next Sunday ♡

Lizzie Bee xx // facebook / twitter / instagram / bloglovin’

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I’m a Barbie Girl, in a (Sealife) World…

I’m a Barbie Girl, in a (Sealife) World…

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I love nature, but I have to admit that the sea really does freak me out. I just hate that feeling of not knowing what’s beneath my feet in the depths below and to be honest my fear of sharks doesn’t really help…

You can imagine how excited I was when my friends and I decided to go to the Sealife Centre – I can see pretty fish without having to swim thousands of leagues away (an exaggeration) and not crap myself if there’s a shark (not an exaggeration). I could merrily skip past the shark tanks if needed!

I really wanted to wear something mermaid-themed but I only really have one blouse that was way too cold to wear at the time (it’s super hot now in England which is lovely!). Instead I settled for my Barbie outfit I put together in a previous post, having been inspired by Nikki Lipstick. I missed wearing dark makeup and pink clothes!

5th International Gyaru Lovers Meet!

5th International Gyaru Lovers Meet!

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Pic credit: Philipp @ Gyaru Lovers Events

It was the 5th international gyaru weekend last weekend and boy it was fun. There was lots of drinking, eating pizza, and karaoke and gosh it was awesome. I’m not much of a party person but it was so much fun!

Our weekend started when me, Chewiee and Sarah left the UK on Friday morning. We left really early because there were some delays on the underground, so it was like seeing some well-dressed zombies with suitcases trailing behind them. I, unfortunately, was ill so I was fully dosed up on pain killers (what timing eh?) Luckily the tube was okay and I had a bit of a nap on the flight there, and soon we were on our way to our hotel in Frankfurt. I’ve never been so relieved to see a hotel room before! We had a few hours to kill so we lazed around before putting makeup on. It was like watching a transformation from a caterpillar to a butterfly.

Hyper Japan’s Christmas Market 2015!

Hyper Japan’s Christmas Market 2015!

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Secretly plotting to take this alpaca away…

I can’t believe it’s December already! I am so unprepared for this month – I’ve got tons of Christmas presents & decorations to buy and I’ve no idea what to get for everyone! It sucks… But I’m sure I’ll figure something out!

Speaking of Christmas… Last weekend I went to Hyper Japan’s Christmas Market! I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time – since their last one which I blogged about – but I didn’t know until a week beforehand that I made it onto the fashion show, so let’s just say that it was very last minute! It kind of annoyed me how unorganised they were but… I’ll talk about that later. The fashion show was okay in the end and even though I was only gyaru on stage I didn’t let it get me down because I was able to see all of my amazing friends ♡