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Makeup gets ☆

Makeup gets ☆

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Finally got the chance to go shopping today! (´• ω •`) ♡

I’m kind of worried about my local store though because they didn’t have a lot of stock… I was incredibly lucky to get what I got.

Definitely need to check out TkMaxx more often though – managed to find this revolution gift set!!! It was so cheap omg.

My cat also loved it ♡(。- ω -)

How to do Gyaru Makeup in Hot/Humid Weather

How to do Gyaru Makeup in Hot/Humid Weather

The first time I wore gyaru makeup in the summer was when we went on holiday to Spain back in 2011. We were shopping in a small market when my sister pointed out that my lashes were falling halfway down my face. I quickly hurried away and fixed it, but my makeup was constantly melting right off for the whole day (and the days after that)! Luckily that doesn’t happen nowadays, and I’ve got a few tips and tricks under my belt, so here’s how to do gyaru makeup (and gyaru in general!) in summer when it’s hot/humid. 

How to Do Gyaru in Summer
Help – I Can’t Live Without Gyaru Makeup

Help – I Can’t Live Without Gyaru Makeup

And in that moment I felt so alive.

I turned my face to check if my blusher was visible enough and of even vibrancy on both sides (it definitely was – I might as well have emptied the whole block of colour onto my face) and my eyes occasionally flickered up towards the beautiful lashes that framed them. Gosh, yes, it felt good. With one last slick of lipgloss my war paint was complete, and I was ready to tackle the world.

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How to Do Gyaru Makeup for Westerners

How to Do Gyaru Makeup for Westerners

There are endless archives of gyaru makeup tutorials out there; whether it be through old magazine scans, on Pinterest, or on YouTube, but it can be disheartening to read/watch when you have Western features. You might feel like it is impossible to do gyaru when you’re not Asian but I’m here to hold your hand and to tell you, gently, that you’re wrong. It is possible for us to do gyaru makeup, and I’ve gathered some Western gyaru makeup tutorials that my fellow gaijin gyaru (non-Japanese gyaru) have done, and left their links in case you want to check out their blogs/YouTube channels… So, enjoy!

How to do gyaru makeup for Westerners by hellolizziebee
Trick or Treat! Halloween Goodies and Makeup Haul

Trick or Treat! Halloween Goodies and Makeup Haul

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Trick or Treat! Or, in my case, just the treat side of things. I couldn’t help myself searching for some Halloween goodies but I feel like the more I love Halloween, the less that shops stock of it. How typical is that? It’s mid-October but shops have reduced their Halloween accessories to but a single aisle and has been taken over by *whispers* glittery baubles and sparkly tinsel. That’s right, Christmas stuff. It’s probably a good thing because I’m desperately trying to save money right now, but I couldn’t help myself to a few bits and bobs as well as some makeup goodies.

Easy Gyaru Hair & Makeup Tutorials Part Two

Easy Gyaru Hair & Makeup Tutorials Part Two

The thing that I made me fall head-over-heels in love with gyaru was that as long as your hair and makeup was done, you were gyaru. They are the most important things in this Japanese fashion and so I wanted to create a part two of my “Easy gyaru makeup and hair tutorials” series (especially with how successful part one was). This will be perfect for you if you’re thinking of adopting the everyday gyaru lifestyle or are on holiday and don’t necessarily have a lot of time to get ready.

Please note: these images were gathered from various corners of the internet – I don’t own them!

Easy gyaru hair and makeup tutorials via hellolizziebee
Beauty Reviews: NYX, Urban Decay & Too Faced

Beauty Reviews: NYX, Urban Decay & Too Faced

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I first learnt about contouring when I found out about gyaru nearly 5 (or perhaps 6) years ago. Little did I know that it would become a huge part of my makeup routine – now I wouldn’t dream about wearing makeup without it.

But I was getting bored. Truth is, I’ve been using the same type of contouring palette over the past few years because I got comfortable with Sleek. Now every brand has one, so there’s a lot to choose from! On my shopping trip with Fii & Han I found this NYX contouring palette, and what attracted me the most was that it was refillable, had so many shades and was cruelty-free! I’ve been tracking down cruelty-free brands (as mentioned in a previous blog post) and a few weeks prior I picked up some lipsticks from Urban Decay and received another from Too Faced for my birthday.

How to Do Gyaru Makeup with Sensitive Skin

How to Do Gyaru Makeup with Sensitive Skin

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My skin is terribly sensitive; when I’m not suffering from eczema I’m suffering from hayfever, and both are a nightmare for my face. I used to get reactions even when I don’t wear makeup and one day I got so fed up with it that I threw all of my makeup away and started afresh. I realise that I’m probably not alone when I say that gyaru makeup can sometimes be a nightmare for sensitive skin, so I did some research and experimenting over the past year or two and finally found some solutions to overcome it!

What’s In My Makeup Bag?

Hey everyone! How’re you?

I think this month must be the busiest month I ever had; I’ve been to around 5 dinners in the past two weeks plus all of the other things I had to do… I’m feeling a bit worn out! 

So today I’m being super lazy and I’m showing you what’s in my makeup bag! This is my “main” bag that I always carry around with me where I just keep my essentials, and I have another bigger one which contains the rest of my makeup.

The Base

To start off I apply some foundation & concealer before patting it down with some compact powder. I usually use MAC foundation but I ran out so I chose Bourjois as an alternative. It smells so good and it’s pretty thin, making it easier to spread around.

Then it’s time to do the contouring; I love the Sleek Contour Palette, and for my nose I use a really light concealer stick and white eyeshadow. 

 

Blusher

I was going to put the blushers in the “base” section but couldn’t fit everything into one photo, so this is going to be my base part 2. I love BeautyUK blushers (you can tell which is my favourite shade) but I really liked the pigment in the MUA one. Unfortunately I chucked it away right after this photo as it exploded in my makeup bag. Not cool.

Eye Makeup

Time for the eyes! I start off by doing my brows before moving onto putting some mascara on. I tend to get quite messy with mascara because of my short lashes, so I cover it up with eyeshadow tehehe. I normally have two eyeshadow palettes in my bag, but when I’m travelling I just take the MUA one because the colour shows up so much better against my skin. I do have a Naked eyeshadow palette for Christmas that I haven’t opened yet… I should probably start using that.

I then put on some gel liner~ I swear by Maybelline, it is the best liner I’ve ever tried. I used to wear liquid liner but it looked really messy and I find it so much easier using a brush (which I forgot to take a photo of here, d’oh!). I use pencil liner for the waterline. 

I keep all of my most-used lashes in this cute container that I got from Kawaii Gyaru Shop. It’s so handy! It’s really small too so I always carry it in my hand bag when I wear my lashes, just in case. I also have two separate lash glues for upper and lower.

Lips

Last, but not least, the lips! If I’m wearing pink lippy I tend to put on a nude colour just beforehand because I’ve got really dark lips. For reds I go by Kate by Rimmel – it’s amazing! Would definitely suggest it!

And I guess that’s it! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts but it looks like I still stuck by the same brands as I did ages ago… Oh wells! I know that I haven’t really included lashes (as all of my most-used ones are in the little case) so maybe I could do a post on all of the lashes I own? Hmm.

Anyways! Until next Sunday~

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

My Birthday “Weekend”

My Birthday “Weekend”

Hey everyone! How’s it going?

I had a super fun week this week, you wanna’ know why? Because it was my birthday! Obviously not for the whole week but you get my meaning. It was the first time in a while that I actually had a “party” because for the past few years I’ve either been abroad or my friends were working etc, so I was really looking forward to just hanging out and having fun on my birthday.

My “pre-birthday” event was a barbecue at my house, and oh my gosh it was such a fun evening! I only had a few close friends and my boyfriend, so it was really cosy. I had so much food that I felt like I was having a food baby! I’m drooling at the thought of the delicious barbecued piri chicken… Yum.

I couldn’t decide whether to do agejo or himekaji so for my “pre-birthday” event I went for a really soft himekaji look, and for my birthday I wore agejo. I’m falling in love with Liz Lisa even more everyday (it still can’t beat MA*RS, but it’s getting there). This dress was, once again, sponsored by the wonderful Kawaii Gyaru Shop who I would totally recommend 100%. I noticed that they had some gorgeous My Melody bags as well to all those who are interested in sweet styles such as hime! Enter the code LIZBEE to get a discount!

 Dress: Kawaii Gyaru Shop (Liz Lisa) coupon code: LIZBEE / Shoes: Sweet Soul Shop / 

Accessories: Claire’s Accessories & Primark

After we were all filled to the brim with delicious food my mum brought out the cake and everyone sang happy birthday! It was such a pretty cake that I almost didn’t want to eat it, but cake is cake after all and I couldn’t resist.

My family and friends took the opportune moment to bombard me with those party poppers, so this was my hairstyle over the next few eyes. Sexy, right?

My Actual Birthday…

I actually relaxed a lot more on my actual birthday-day but nevertheless I dressed up in my favourite MA*RS set. I couldn’t decide whether to have my hair up or down but in the evening when I went out for a meal I had it down.

Set, necklace & belt: MA*RS /  Shoes: Topshop / Accessories: Primark & eBay

Now I’m not usually the type to display all of my presents because I don’t really see the big deal of it, but I can’t help but show off this little beauty that my boyfriend bought for me! I tried not to take too many pictures with it because the film is super expensive. 

So in the evening I went out for a meal with my friends to this new Chinese restaurant which was quite local, and I took advantage of my Chinese-speaking skills and spoke Chinese to the waiters. You should’ve seen their faces! They were so surprised! It took them a while to get used to it haha. I ordered some beef noodle soup and oh my gosh it was amazing!

All of these photos were taken by one of my friends~

Blowing out the candles of my 2nd birthday cake, tehehe
I don’t know what my boyfriend was doing but… He was funny 😛

And that was it for my “birthday” celebrations! I really enjoyed spending time with my family and friends and I felt so girly wearing himekaji & sweet agejo. Hopefully I can do more of these two styles before it gets too cold!

Hope you have a good week! 

Lizzie Bee xx