I’m so happy to be writing this post right now. I’ve just flicked through the first few pages of Papillon (the brand new gaijin gyaru magazine) and oh my gosh I love it. It’s filled with insightful articles, makeup tutorials, and enough outfit inspo to last you through to the next year! There’s also a special feature with – wait for it – Black Diamond, yes, THE Black Diamond gyarusa! But before I ruin it all, let’s take a peek to see what the first issue of Papillon has in store…
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.
For those of you still loyal to mediafire (like me), we have also made it available there!
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!
Still on a semi-hiatus~
I decided to take down my previous post because I just realised how personal it was; I do love you, my dear readers, but the day after when I saw the post it actually affected me and made me feel a lot worse… I’d like to thank all of those wonderful people who made comments on that post; it seriously does mean a lot.
I’m currently staying at my parents’ house for a couple of weeks until everything is sorted, although because of the circumstances I didn’t really bring everything I needed with me. Like warm clothes, for example. Boy it’s getting cold now!
I’m actually really excited for winter which is a first because I always hated it. I guess it’s because I’m looking forward to finally having hot chocolate, snuggling in front of the fire, and wearing big comfy ol’ jumpers! Thing is though, I’m totally unprepared for it.
So me, K and my mum went shopping to get some supplies, and these are what I bought~
|Found this on the sales rack! Been reduced by 50% and seeing as it was the
only one left in my size… Might as well!
|A much-needed winter coat!|
|And, of course, some boots!|
And now for a MA*RS skirt that my lovely boyfriend bought for me! I had been dying to buy this skirt for ages, and wasn’t going to buy it at all until he was like, “I’ll buy it for you!” And of course I had to say yes to that!
Also, now that the first issue of Gal VIP has been released, I am “allowed” to show you some post-production photos! :3 I have two sets as one of them was for the cover shoot where I worked with Amelie~ <3
And let’s end this post with a lovely cuppa’ hot chocolate that K made me! :3~
Okay I probably deserve a slap on the hand for not posting in so long.
Truth is that I’ve been so caught up in work that I haven’t been feeling too well in the past couple of days; so unwell that I just haven’t been bothered to put on makeup let alone write a blogpost because I had massive headaches every time I looked at the computer screen. But the good thing is that I’m here now and ready to blog again!
So last Sunday through to Tuesday I stayed over at Amelie’s and Bunny’s house in the lovely town of Brighton. It had been ages since I’ve seen my girlies so it was wonderful to stay over more than one night to be complete loons and dance around to scary visual kei music. Well, I was the one dancing… They just sat there watching me as if I was some sort of lunatic or something 😛
Monday was the day that Amelie dolled me up for the Gal VIP photoshoot! She herself was being lazy lazy, and didn’t doll up (ahaha ilu really Amelie!) If you haven’t already heard of Gal VIP click here to be directed to their FB page and here to their main website! It’s basically a gaijin gyaru magazine, with it’s first issue being launched in the first week of September! I am uber excited, because the people behind the scenes are putting in tons of effort so it would be amazing to see what they come up with.
Each model has to take their own photos for the magazine (obviously) and what better way for me to do this than to go to Amelie’s place? She had the perfect room with a blank wall to do it in, which was just a bonus. I’m so excited to see what the other models have done! *_*
Progress shot~ Can’t believe I’m uploading a no-makeup face on here OTL
All of my makeup laid out and ready~
… It had to be done.
And for one of the final pictures!
Oh well just look at that… It’s all blurry! Guess you’ll just have to wait for the issue to come out ;D
I also tried on her MA*RS set and jfdkbgkjfbdgkjdfg I’m in love *_* I’m so jealous of her of owning such a beautiful set… IF ANYONE IS SELLING ONE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! I really really want it D: It was the first time I wore stockings and I have to say I felt a little… Weird. The set looked so pretty though!
Guess that’s all for now, my beautiful readers! I’m going to try and blog more often from now on as I have tons of ideas on what to post here! It’s just finding the time and place to do them…