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Last Days of Freedom

It’s that time of year when the summer holidays are coming to the close and everyone goes back to uni. Thank goodness I wrote my previous post, “How To Be A Gyaru & A Student” in time! I hope that you all found it useful and are enjoying your new year at school/college/uni.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how my bank is suffering tremendously from the amount of online shopping I do, MA*RS in particular. It’s such a beautiful brand but I really need to stop buying stuff!

A new idea then popped into mind: why don’t I do a budget gal challenge? I’m thinking of only spending £50 a month on gal and each month I’ll go down by, say, £5 or £10, and see if I can survive (haha). My bank will thank me for it and I could then use that money for uni supplies.

Ah, uni. I miss it so much so I’m really looking forward to going back and studying my final year! I can already see my social life coming to an end but I’m going to work my ass off to make sure I could still see my friends outside of uni & work.

So I guess my shopping trip with Charli & Emi will be one of my last days of freedom and of spending! Charlie had recently gotten back from ‘Merica and I haven’t really spent much time with Emi before, but I had such an amazing day! Was very girly filled with shopping (although I didn’t buy much). I went for the more casual-agejo look because although I do love MA*RS I really need to search for new coords that don’t really rely on that brand. I guess I did cheat a little in my outfit as I attached a MA*RS bow that I bought recently, but oh well! At least I’m trying.

We met up in Chinatown to have some food before heading off to Stratford, bursting with excitement to buy some really cute cat clothes that we saw a couple of weeks back. When we got there… Well, we couldn’t find anything! I was so disappointed but luckily I found this amazing cat t-shirt that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it. We then had a look in some other shops before heading to Pink Berry for some healthy yogurt.

Yeah… It ended up being not-so-healthy in the end for me! I had my mind set on getting something with strawberries, kiwi fruit, original yogurt, but that thought flew out the window as soon as the shop assistant asked if I wanted caramel yogurt. I ended up having caramel yogurt with chocolate sauce, Smarties, Belgian chocolate buttons and white chocolate. Not very healthy (and ended up being so sickly).

My “healthy” yogurt
My buys: T-shirt & skirt from Forever21, case from Primark

And that was it! It’s crazy how eating and shopping could take up so much time, but it was lovely nevertheless <3 I can’t wait until the next time I go shopping because I’m going to save up so I could actually buy stuff!

Me & the cuties <3

Look & Outfit

Top: Primark  |  Skirt: Primark  |  Heels: DreamV  |  Bow: MA*RS  | Jewellery: Muse

Guess that’ll be it for today! Kind of a short post, but hey, short and sweet ;D

So… Would anyone else like to join me for this budget gal challenge? I’m hoping to expand it a bit more in my next post of the ways I’m going to cut down on spending. Would be awesome to hear your views on this, and maybe some input on what you do on a budget!

Until next time~

 

 

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!

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

Coords & Gets!

Not a very interesting title, but oh well!
Now that I’m back at uni I don’t really have the time to doll up (I never did really because of work but… yeah) however I have been trying to dress up a little more! Been living in jeans and t-shirts way too much for the last couple of weeks because of the fact a) I was ridiculously tired and b) I didn’t want to “waste time” and do as much uni work as possible while I was awake.

Here’s a few of my coords that I wore last week! No makeup and hair skills obv, so ignore that part 😛

Forever 21 sweater, BHS necklace, Reveal shorts, Select tights, Hidden boots
West One sweater, Quiz jeans, Dorothy Perkins boots
New Look hat, Primark sweater, H&M skirt, Select tights, Dorothy Perkins boots

And now here are my gets! I went shopping the other day with J from uni, and spent – I kid you not – £40 in Primark! Crap, didn’t expect to buy that much… It’s because we don’t have a Primark where I’m at so I took full advantage of it’s cheap-ness :3
I have a huge thing for big knits at the moment, mainly due to the ridiculously cold weather! It’s actually worrying me how cold it is… Because I didn’t really have many winter-y clothes at all! So I was kind of glad I spotted the grey one from Primark and red from Select!

Obv. these aren’t all of the items… But didn’t really wanna
show my underwear to the whole world! 

I got this gorgeous coat from one of my friends who I always buy brand items from, for £15! How amazing is that? Sorry for the blurriness of the photo… But yeah it’s so warm and nice to wear *_* At least I’m prepared if it snows or anything!

Here’s me wearing it with my outfit from my last post:

I love it so much!

I also just recently – like today – bought this onesie! I had my eye on it for a time as I thought it definitely had an oraora look to it!


P.S Here’s a shoutout to
Chaudie for helping me with this blog; to Bloomzy for explaining “real” blogging; and to the lovely River for always reblogging my photos on tumblr *_*That’s all for now folks! Until next time~

Meeting up with Charli!

My eyes are actually burning as I write this, and it’s only 21:53 (well, now it’s 19:04, as I write up my blog and then publish it a couple of days later).

There’s just so much going on in my personal life that it’s affecting me both mentally and physically; for the past few days I’ve been a walking zombie, and I swear that whenever someone is talking to me I just faze out so that they have to repeat everything that they say all over again. It’s such a horrible feeling, but I just can’t seem to think nor sleep well.

But enough of this depressing, personal stuff! I’m here to blog, and that is what I shall do for my beautiful readers.

After MCM Expo I arranged to meet my darling Charli again because I just missed hanging out with her so much! We’re going to arrange to go Xmas shopping together in London sometime and just blow out all of our savings… It’s going to be so good! I really can’t wait.

My look of the day!

We first had to take our usual purikura, and I swear I have taken more puri with her than I have with my boyfriend (sorry ;_; <3). It was funny because we were so unprepared for the first set, and so we just had to take another! I have so much fun when taking puri, and we both agreed to meet up around once every 3 months. Hopefully that’ll give me a reason to start saving so that I could spend it whenever we see each other.

Tom Hiddleston was on the puri machine! 
Our first attempt which was a bit of a fail!

After that she took me to this little Korean place (which is in fact called Little Korea, tehe). At first I wasn’t sure what the food will be like as I ordered dumpling soup, gyoza and tofu, but it was delicious. Honestly, it makes me want to eat Asian food more often. I miss eating Chinese food everyday ;_;

That was all the time I had for my lovely Charli, but we both agreed that the next time we meet we’ll go with no makeup and get up early to see each other~ This shall be challenging for me 😛

This was my look and makeup for today:

Until next time, beautiful people <3