Monday, 11 January 2016

Happy New Year! ...My 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

I'm a bit late to the party but that's pretty much my life's mantra.

My new year in Japan was pretty uneventful considering that I was on a plane when it officially struck New Years.

In regards to Christmas, I went back to England to see my family.  I really regret not taking more pictures but I was so caught up in the madness of seeing all my family and trying to catch up with friends that I hardly took any. It seems the busier I am, the less pictures I take.

I've been in Japan for nearly a year now, isn't that crazy? My Japanese is still terrible!
Here's some of my most recent purikura with friends.


It was my birthday back in November so I got various cakes from lovely people Thank you so much guys~
Cat cafe

You couldn't touch the cats who wore collars as it was their 'off-days'
Lights and stuff around Shibuya and Akasaka


A few photos from Christmas back in England
My sister and I tried to scare out cousin by opening the door to him wearing animal masks and not moving lol
My new years resolutions are:
  • to take more pictures of my daily life and my outfits.
  • make more money
  • actually save some money
  • meet new people
Hopefully I'll blog again soon! And when I say soon, hopefully I don't mean like 5 months later. Byeeee!



Have some of my favourite songs at the moment!

Monday, 14 September 2015

6 months in Tokyo.

Hello all!! Super quick post.

I am so sorry for the long absence life has been super hectic since I moved to Japan, even though that was nearly 6 months ago. A lot has happened since the last time I posted, for one I am now living my own apartment, I have a new job (that I have been at for about 3 months now)
It's taken a lot to get to this point. I only just managed to get a phone last month after 5 months of no having one. Mad right?

I really love life here, I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone more than I ever have one in my life and I am surrounded by so many amazing people.

I love my job, I love my life here, I love being a teacher. All is good.

If any of my readers are ever in Tokyo, please lets hang out. I'd love to meet more people here~








I'M NOT DEAD I PROMISE I'LL BLOG MORE SOON

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Hello Tokyo

In an interesting and very sudden turn of events I am now living in Japan.

I've been here for almost 2 weeks but despite that, I really haven't taken many pictures. I've been so busy trying to get my life sorted (like sorting my bank and phone and residency stuff has been a total mare) that I haven't really been able to.

Or I've been having so much fun with friends that taking photos was the last thing on our minds.

It's been really fun I'm hoping to vlog about my experiences here when I have the time.~

Here's  couple of pics of me derping around with my friend Emi whose appartment I have practically been living at. 
 She's so cute! Surrogate mother/sister~

Taking gross puri

I really love it her. It's been difficult trying to manage with a language that I barely have an understanding of but I'm learning more everyday and I have a lot of amazing friends who have been helping me out. Everyday is an adventure. I'm really excited for this year!

More soon!

Emmie x

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

New hair and other adventures

Hello little blog family! Nice to see you again. More purchases have been made, more money has been spend. More guilt I have been experiencing. What whatever. This month was filled with IMPORTANT PURCHASES and whatnot.

In other news, I have new hair. After becoming bored with my current hair, which I've had for over a year, my annual hair change was due.
I bought some 22" extensions a few months back and the idea what that they were supposed to match my current hair colour, which they didn't so off I went to hunt out a salon that could dye my hair the same colour at my extensions.

I went to Headmasters in Sutton for a colour consultation and I was told 'Na mate your hair will go yellow and die if we make it that colour, and there's no guarantee that it's going to turn out that colour'
'Oh' says I. Well whatever, I expected to dye my extensions because you can never trust ebay shops to have extensions the colour that they say that they are.
 I was super happy because they actually had good tea. Like better than Starbucks. Which is shit.
Anywho. I'm given  a load of options which what I can do with my hair in its current state, which was this lovely state of whatever colour this is called, with terrible 2 inch roots.

Anyway, I return 2 weeks later and I'm put in a chair. The girl looks at me and looks at the notes and she says '....highlights isn't going to work'
Two other salon girls are called in and they're all mulling over what I can do with my hair to make it blonde.
First thing they said to me was 'Let's try ombre'
'NO. NO NO'. I am so over ombre. Everyone and their dad has it, I really didn't want ombre, at least not dramatically anyway. DNW.
'How about Balayage, it's like ombre but with way less maintenance?

It would allow the stylists to work with my existing colour, which was already a lot lighter at the ends that it was nearer the top of my head so I was like.

"PERFECT, JUST FUCK ME UP"

I got this season's most trendy shit done to my hair basically. Interesting.

Grump queen. I had a load of "babylights" put around my hairline to blend my roots in
There were quite a lot of processes done. I can't really remember all the processes At this point already had my roots lightened and a base colour applied to my hair but there was no use of bleach.
In this picture, I had foils put in for the "babylights" put in around my hairline which would give a more natural look when I tied my hair up and all that.

The random strips of dye are the actual balayage, where the dye is hand painted in tones into the hair, using what looked like a spanking paddle. What was really interesting is that the stylist would line up the colour with my cheekbones at this is supposed to give the most flattering effect.

Anyway, here's a photo I took the next day of it. I'm really happy with the colour, obviously it's not what I intended to have originally, but it looks a lot nicer on my skin.

Yall can't see all the tones, I'll get a better picture later
Ok so that aside, I've been a bit mad on the shopping recently, which I would because I'm supposed to be saving for Japan! Ehhhhh.

I went down to Brighton with my family the other week and got the top on the left from Sugarhill boutique and it something ridiculous like £5.

I also wanted to treat myself to a tracksuit because I need more roomwear in general. 
Actual chav desu.
And the bottoms which I was wearing at the time. Hey there
Other things..
I couple of weeks ago, I ordered some clothes from MBOK. I got the pastel skirt from Japanese brand Datura (which is fast becoming my favourite brand) and the purple dress from Rady. Rady is normally sickeningly expensive but I think I got the dress for £20 so I ain't complaining.

All the pastels
The knitted vest, which has iridescent threads in it and the shoes are from River Island. I've bene hoping that if I buy enough spring clothing, spring will come faster.

I treated myself to a new bag. All of my bags are falling to pieces and I really like bags that I can carry a lot of things in so I got this baby from Ted Baker. I saw it the other week when I was out with my friend and knew we were destined to be together. It's HUGE and leather so hopefully it should last a long time.
Comes with a little clutch too
I don't know why I never thought to go in Ted Baker before. Their products are really to my current taste. If you love Oneegyaru brand like I do, then you really should have a look, their womenswear is beauuutiful (but pricey shush).

My beb Emi,who's living in Japan has started a shopping service which you can make use of if you're from the UK, send me over from lashes from Donki that I wanted.
Diamond lashes in Celeb, Nature is Lovely in Natural eye and Diamond lashes in Fairy eye
Aaannnndd recently I've just been eating my way around London. But what's new. I've been trying to take more pictures of my adventures but in the end I just take pictures of food!

From when I went out with the fam the other day...
Went for dinner after work with my favourite ladies. We went to Bibimbap in Soho. As the name says, it's purely bibimbap.
We all got Bulgogi with green tea on the side.
Then we went for cream cake in China town. Gad I love these things.

There is this AMAZING Thai restaurant chain that everyone needs to check out called Busaba. They had a deal running in January where if you paid using their app, you'd get 50% of your order. 
Me and Jess went twice and the second time round, we wended up ordering about £70 worth of food.
Their calamari is the best I have ever tasted. SO GOOD. 
Their prices are still really reasonable without the deal on. Seriously check it out, they're located here and here.

Enough prattling, I'm off. BYE.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Gyaru poundland haul and recent buys

Look at me blogging more than once ever 6 months!

I don't really have anything good to post at the moment. I have a really bad habit of not taking photos of when I go out, I get a bit too caught up in the moment so all I have to post about today are some recent buys.

I have kindled a love for £1 shops. I don't know what sparked me to go but last week I found myself going to all 4 £1/99p/discount stores in my town and I loved it.

I bought so much shit for so cheap. I am so happy.

Firstly I picked up these rather terrifying Little Mix nail wraps from Savers.
 I don't know how popular these guys are in other countries, but just in case you don't know Little Mix are a girl group here. I don't listen to them but these nail wraps were less than a pound so naturally the sparkles made me want them. You could still actually buy these nail wraps for full price in Boots.

Top left to bottom right: Poundland, Savers, Pound World, Poundland
 Pound Land actually have their own little makeup line which is actually surprisingly good! I bought 3 nail polish. The first 2 are nice, the last one looks nice in the bottle, but once you put it on, it's dark dark brown. Nah.
Collagen face masks from Saver which are AMAZING btw. A bit too big for my face but I manage.
Sleek and Bourgeois lashes (which are a less fancy rip off of this Shu Uemura pair) I have yet to try and finally hair chalk because why not.

I actually bought more stuff but I forgot to take pictures of them. Oops!

I haven't really been buying that many clothes recently because I'm trying to save up. I really wanted some light blue in my wardrobe (because suddenly everything is pink and all the pinks clash and it's a nightmare)


I bought the blue River Island shoes on impulse but then realised I had nothing to go with it so I bought thee Forever 21 jumper with a back bow to match.

And (I bought these quite a while ago) some River Island pyjamas which I have been wearing separately as day wear. No one's caught me out yet so it obviously doesn't matter!

I'm waiting on some new clothes to arrive in the post. I bought a tracksuit for the first time in years and I'm waiting for a new Datura skirt and Rady dress but I'll make another post about those once they arrive.

Toodles~

Friday, 16 January 2015

Future bedroom inspiration?


Just wanted to share these pretty images by spacial and furniture designer Anny Wang.

Recently I've been working on changing my bedroom décor a bit. 
My love of functionality and hatred things that don't serve practical purpose in a room has left my room looking, well, like a white box with bits of boring ass furniture and the odd pink thing.

While I love practical things that look decorative, there's not enough stuff in my room to stop it looking like a plain white box so my mission recently has been finding things to fill it with.

When I came across any's designs the other day, it really made me want to play with texture and get marble bedsheets and lilac fur carpets and paint the walls in gradient pinks and purples.

Hope you enjoy? And if you know of any other interior designers or furniture designers that create awesome stuff.

Love Love Emmie x


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Life update, and on gyaru.

It's been a while!

I have vowed to start blogging more regularly again. I know I say this every time I blog but now university is out of the way I finally have time to focus on MEEE.

I don't really know what I should talk about. I turned 23. I started a new job as an editor for a new fashion site and app. 

It's been an odd few months. I've been suspended in a bit of an limbo where I feel like I'm supposed to be living an adult life but instead I'm bumbling around being confused most of the time with various blocks in my way stopping me from going where I want to.

There's a lot of conflicting things I want to do. I'm so torn between moving to Japan to teach or pursuing a fashion career in the UK. I want to escape the British mind-set for a bit and lose myself somewhere. Then re-find the self I was before university DESTROYED ME.
 I'll get there eventually. I have big dreams.

Here's some piczz from the last month or so.

Top left to botttom right- Birthday, last Gal meet, my Iphone's 6's hideous new case, some buffet
WORK OUTFITS. Man this app ruins the quality of my pictures (Moldiv btw)
Note my gradual decent into basic-ness. It's cold in the UK now, fashion < warmth.

I kind of wanted to talk about the decline of gyaru because gyaru was the reason that I started blogging in the first place. I'll talk about that more in a future post.

Blogging within the international gal community has seriously declined in the last couple of years, which makes me sad because nowdays it's really hard to find out about gal because there are so few outlets where Gal is discussed or covered.  I don't even know how people who are new to gal even discover it!

Anyway, with that in mind, I want to keep blogging with the galness. Even though my style has changed a lot, Gal makeup and styling are still 2 of the biggest influences on my style and I don't think that will change any time soon!

Now I have some time for me, I have created a new Gal resource blog, The Gal Bible (<<click) which will cover anything gal related; makeup, fashion, news, inspiration, everything. Have a looksie~ 



It's a WIP. There's loads more than needs to be done.
If there's anyone who would be interested in contributing, please let me know because I really want the international gal community to be as thriving as it used to be!

This weather is making me dopey so I'm going to have a nap. 

Speak soon! x