Friday, 29 May 2015

Summer trends with Apparel Candy, daisy print and asymmetric hems ♡

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Hey guys! Just a few bits that have been on my wishlist recently from Apparel Candy. They're a site specialising in wholesale clothing and they have some seriously cute pieces. I picked some of my favourites that would be perfect for the summer. I'm always stocking up on skirts like the one above, cute floral skater skirts are super easily styled with a cropped white t-shirt, and keep you cool as it gets hotter. 

I love the wrap/asymmetric hem style of the dress above, the navy detailing as well is really cute and adds a twist to the normal floral print. This dress would be perfect for summer nights out, but you could also keep it super casual with trainers for daytime wear. Their wholesale tops as well are really easily styled, they have a variety of crop tops in different colours as well as tops in prints like the one above I picked, daisy print is so perfect for summer and the slight peplum shape will be flattering on anyone. I would style it with denim shorts but it would also look fab with a denim button down skirt and sandals for 90s vibes.

What trends are you loving for summer at the moment? xx

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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Kusama Yayoi polka dots/light room inspired nail art/manicure | Nails


Hey guys! Here's some super quick nail art I did loosely inspired by Kusama Yayoi's light room (click here for pictures of it, it's absolutely stunning - I saw it in London when her exhib was at the Tate Modern I think). This is really easy to do, the nail polishes themselves are all Japanese brands but the nail pens are Models Own and Barry M (Barry M ones are the best nail pens I've tried, thoroughly recommend these). I'm off to go re-dye my hair now, hope everyone had/is having a fab weekend (the UK time difference always confuses me) xx

Monday, 18 May 2015

Tokyo bits and bobs: Visiting the Lost in Translation Park Hyatt Hotel, exploring Kichijouji and Shibuya | Japan

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Kichijouji
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Shu Cream (puff pastries filled with cream)
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The food above is fake, it's called サンプル (sample) and you see it everywhere in front of restaurants and cafes in Japan.
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Coke bench inside a Game Centre in Kichijouji
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Graffiti in a back street in Shibuya
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Socks and outside of Pachinko (gambling) parlour in Shibuya
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View from the Park Hyatt's New York bar

So recently I've been up to interesting (read: getting drunk) things on Sundays, last weekend I went with some friends to the New York bar in the Park Hyatt Hotel to listen to some jazz (I'm so classy I can't even handle it). The hotel and the bar are used in the film Lost in Translation so it was pretty exciting to visit, plus the views were insane. Also while we were there Nicola Formichetti (Gaga's ex stylist and creative director of Diesel) walked in for dinner! He was also joined by Kiko Mizuhara who is G-Dragon from Big Bang's (Kpop band) girlfriend and a really popular model in Japan - not bad for a celeb sighting imo.

This weekend that just passed my friend and I spent some time in Kichijouji which is a up and coming 'trendy' spot in Tokyo, it has a lot of nice shops and bars and usually we go there for karaoke. We were actually searching for locations to do a photo shoot which had a kind of tacky/run down vibe to it so I got some interesting reference photos. Continuing the fun Sundays theme, I also went to a Tinder hosted rooftop party in Odaiba yesterday which was pretty interesting. It was windy as hell and they had girls in neon bikinis pole dancing on a pole which was swaying dangerously in said wind, and we were also given a lot of free vodka/gin/tequila so needless to say I didn't go to class this morning...

Let me know if you guys like these sort of Japan posts interesting! xx

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Red evening/formal event dresses ✰

Today I'd like to introduce these gorgeous dresses from the site WeddingShe. With summer coming up it's the perfect time to start wearing bright colours, and nothing stands out more than a classic red carpet style red dress. Both of these designs are beautifully simple and easy to wear, especially in summer where you might still be dealing with hot temperatures despite it being evening - the open back detailing and sleeveless nature of the dresses make them perfect for keeping cool.



Despite the amazing design of these red evening dresses, you will probably be surprised at the price. Red evening dresses of this quality would usually be quite expensive, but these two are an absolute bargain. As usual, cheap evening dresses of WeddingShe are not only highly discounted from the market price, but also completely customisable in terms of colour (they have lots to choose from for each dress) and size (they are tailored to fit your measurements if desired). Cheap evening dresses of WeddingShe at the moment have up to 70% off the price so it is well worth looking at the site if you are searching for a glamorous, colourful evening dress for the summer.

For these dresses to help keep the minimalist theme you can style them with fewer jewellery and accessories, as they make a statement in themselves. I especially like the fact that the second dress has surprise lattice detail in the open back of the dress, so you can skip jewellery completely and just have the embroidery as your accessory. The first dress also I feel would better styled without a necklace because of the high neck, although and update and some statement earrings would really make the dress stand out even more.

Which dress is your favourite?

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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Sailor Moon Miracle Romance Black Liquid Eyeliner / セーラームーンリキッドアイライナー | Review ☾



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Until I bought this eyeliner I actually hadn't bought any in Japan as I bought 4 with me to Tokyo, but apparently Japanese liquid eyeliners are amazing so I decided to get one! The one I originally bought came without the cap that makes it looks like a Moon Stick so I went back and bought another eyeliner with the cap haha (dedication).

This eyeliner is definitely very Japanese style, a lot of girls just do an extremely fine line and not much of a flick/cat eye - so this brush is a crazy thin 0.1mm. This means for a thicker western cat eye you do a bit of filling in but it's easier to be precise with the thickness of the line and you can get your eyeliner wings uber sharp.

It also says it's waterproof on the packaging but then removable with hot water (lol), if you aren't looking up at the sky during a downpour it really stays put and super opaque during the day. However, occasionally my right eye does this 'oh hey thur I see you made effort with your eye make up today, let me ruin that for you' thing where it waters out of the right corner like mad, which does cause this eyeliner to sort of dissolve (but not run, which is a positive). However to combat this I just go over the wing part of my eyeliner with MAC Liquidlast cos that shit does not move for anything.

Mainly I'd recommend this eyeliner to Sailor Moon fans, as there are better fine line Japanese eyeliners on the market in terms of staying power. There's also a version with the Cutie Moon Rod cap you can buy, they're actually being sold on eBay for only about £5 more than they in stores in Japan so definitely worth investing if you're a fan (sold HERE and HERE, seller is based in Hong Kong though).

Any sailor moon fans out there who'd buy this? xx


Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Dresslink 90s Summer ♡ Wishlist

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Hey guys! Today I'm sharing a few bits from Dresslink, who you may have heard of before (they've been doing a lot of collabs with some of my favourite youtubers recently). They're very kindly sending me the brush set and dress to review so I'll let you guys know what the quality is like! I had the above dress in my eBay watch list for ages so when I saw it on their site I was soo happy, reckon it will be really cute for summer nights out with a choker and platform sandals.

It's a national 3 day holiday at the moment called Golden Week here in Japan (it's not a week though really) but I've been basically bed bound since last Wednesday with a nasty case of Tonsillitis/Glandular fever which has completely knocked me out. So annoying! I'm thinking of asking my GP for my tonsils out when I return the UK cos I get issues like this a lot, has anyone had theirs taken out? xx

*This post is sponsored by Dresslink*

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