Sunday, 11 May 2014

Spring Summer Essentials

From left to right;
  • A bright coloured shoulder bag (This one is by YSL)
  • Tony Moly Cats Wink pressed powder
  • Kleenex Blotting Paper Sheets
  • Wayfarer style sunglasses (by H&M)
  • A pair of wedges (These are by New Look)
  • Kimono cardigan
  • Crochet detail denim shorts

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

My favourite items of the month

Through January these are the products I've been loving...

From top left to right;
  • St Ives Invigorating Facial Scrub
  • Model co Fibre Lash Extend Mascara
  • Jergens Natural Glow Gradual Tanner 
  • Benefit Posietint 
  • Garnier Eye Roll-on (Fair)
  • MUA Matte Eyeshadow Shade 18 - Using as my eyebrow powder
  • Sure Maximum Protection Antiperspirant 

Friday, 25 October 2013

Korean beauty haul

In the past couple of weeks I have indulged in buying some beauty products from Korea. I have tried a couple of things before from Etude House and have liked them so thought I'd have a look at some other Korean products. I was keen to try items from the brand Innisfree as I like their use of natural ingredients  which hopefully wont worsen my sensitive skin.

Here's what I got;

This is what I got (Etude House Collagen Cleanser not pictured)

  • Mizon Snail Recovery Gel cream
  • Innisfree Green Tea Deluxe kit
  • Missha Under eye concealer #1 
  • Missha Perfect cover concealer #1
  • Innisfree Lip Tint in Cherry
  • Tonymoly Peach lip balm
  • Tonymoly Catswink powder #1
  • Missha Perfect Cover BB cream #21 
  • Collagen crystal eye masks
  • Innisfree Green Tea facial mist
  • Some random face blotting tissues
  • (Not pictured) Etude House Happy collagen face cleanser

I got a load of samples with my orders too :) 

I purchased all of these items on Ebay.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Review: Primark Foundation and Concealer brush

Hello lovelies, recently I went into Primark just to have a look and I noticed that they now do make-up brushes, I was a bit curious as to what they were like considering they were around £1.50 each, so I bought their double-ended foundation and concealer brush and decided to do a little review.

Also I was attracted to the bright pink brushes! (^o^;)
So how do I rate it?
1. Price 5/5
2. Look 4/5
3. Quality 4/5
4. Application 4/5
Would I recommend this product? YES!!
Firstly I must comment on the price, it is so cheap at £1.50 I didn't really run the risk of wasting money if it wasn't any good, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with this! The bristles of the brushes are super soft and gentle on your skin, giving you an easy application of your foundation and concealer. Also it's handy having the brush double-ended instead of having 2 separate brushes to carry around so that's a very convenient aspect too. I'm very glad that I purchased this and would deffinately recommend this to anyone looking to get a new foundation brush.
Lots of love, Laura xx

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

1ST UK Kuro-Gyaru Meet Up

Last Saturday I went to the 1st kuro gyaru meet up in London and met some wonderful people, I had such a great time. I went along with my boyfriend and met with a couple of friends interested in the fashion, we met with the group (who all look so gorgeous and amazing) and went to the purikura booth in Chinatown. We hung around there for a little while waiting for a few people and then took some purikura photos!

They look like little postage stamps of kawaii insanity...
Then we went to Tokyo Diner for some lunch which was nice, I didn't think we would all fit in though as the place is a little cosy but I liked the authentic Japanese feel of the place. I only had something small as I had eaten some noodles before I went out, I had a side of chicken *something* age which resembled something like kfc fried chicken, well I guess the Japanese 'age' does translate to fried! Here we met up with the lovely Photographer Anne Laymond who took some awesome photos of us throught the day.
After lunch, Anne took some photos with us!
The gang ヽ(愛´∀`愛)ノ
All credit goes to Anne Laymond, here's the album on facebook;
Agepoyo!! (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))
After taking photos in Chinatown we went for bubble tea at Bubbleology. I've never been to this place and it's got a unique scientific feel there but I prefer the bubble tea at Boba Jam. I had the strawberry tea which tasted a little strange in my opinion but I guess it's all personal taste.
Then we went to an arcade and played some games there, I played DDR, it was fun!
Shun and RivRiv <3

Jessica <3 on the ParaPara machine!
We then went to Japan Centre (one of my fave shops) and had a look at the gyaru magazines, my favourite is Egg but they had sold out >.< that issue had a cool d.i.a mirror. I also like Mens Egg now, thanks to Faust letting me have a look in his ^__^ I like the hentai!
Afterwards we went for coffee at Costa, I had hot chocolate!
Yum yum...
Gyaru spirit!
Me and my Boyfriend (´∀`)♡
It was pretty late so people had to go home </3 but I had such a lovely day with amazing people, I hope for there to be more meet ups like this in the near future!
I think I like the Gal lifestyle, it's all about having fun, expressing yourself, friendship, fashion and enjoying your life.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Gal highstreet co-ords

I thought I'd just do a quick post on some Gyaru style co-ords that I created using the UK high-street store New Look. Just to let you know, I'm in no way connected to the store or paid for advertising etc.
I have gone for a rocku inspired look for this coming autumn. Here is my first outfit!
This edgy outfit would be perfect for a day of shopping with friends but can be worn on many occasions. Stay warm with this cool furry leopard print coat!
And the next outfit...
Again this is a casual look, teaming a loose tassle poncho with bleached fur trim shorts. The accessories tie in with the rocku feel.
Next outfit...

This is more of a night time outfit but could also be worn in the day for a dramatic style. The 'point of fashion' here are the gold zip details which co-ordinate the outfit together. The shorts add a splash of colour.

And the last outfit...

 This outfit could also be worn in the evening, perhaps to a rock concert. The gold chain belt and gold spike bracelet make the co-ord more gal, whilst combining it with a dark rock edge.

And that's it! Hope you liked these outfits and got some ideas, just wanted to show you how easy it is to find Gal outfits on the high-street.
Here's a link to the New Look website; but there are many stores which have suitable Gal clothing, just have a look!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Hand-made Lolita, chu octopus and bunny nails!

Bit of an odd title ^^ but couldn't think of what else to call this post as that's basically what it will be about! Lately I have been a bit creative and have been making things after a long time of not making anything, I really want to start regularly making things and even would like to start my own online shop. After searching for a Wa Lolita (yukata inspired lolita outfit) and being unable to find one, I decided to try and make my own, with the help of my lovely nan who is great at sewing. I got the materials from Hobbycraft which were not cheap and I even got my fabric in the clearance -_-; I think there was only 2.6 meters left of the fabric I wanted but thought I would make a whole dress from, silly me as I was unable to make a Wa Lolita outfit as they have sleeves!! So ended up making a skirt, obi belt, bag and headbow which I'm quite pleased with, here's some pictures....

I feel proud as this is my first outfit I've made. ^_-
For the top half I will use my Bodyline blouse and pink cardigan until I get more of the fabric and make the kimono-style top half!

Also here are some really cute octopus plushes I will be making more of, I call them chu octopus as their mouth looks like they're kissing! I'm thinking of customising them a bit and perhaps selling cos they're just so adorable...

chuuuu (*3*)

And lastly some nails I made...

Please mind that these are stuck on with blu-tac as I'm trying to grow my own nails!

Also when I went into London with my Boyfriend, I picked up an issue of Ageha magazine at Japan Centre! :3

It was very windy and raining heavy that day but still had a lovely time

Mata ne!