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.


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

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

My latest nail salon adventure~

Hello all!!

Just a short and sweet post about mine and Marie's adventure to get our nails done a couple of months ago.

We'd both been going on about how much we wanted our nails done pretty so we did some research and found a salon that was pretty local to us that did the sorts of nails that we wanted.

We found this place in Croydon called White Sands ~

I really wish I took a picture of the salon because it was so pretty! As it was a beauty salon rather than just a nail salon all the decor was really relaxing and it has a white/blue theme.

There were some of the example designs that they has at the salon that included nails with 3D bits, and illustrations

Marie was the first to go up. We both wanted Gyaru inspired nails so we got ours all blinged out.

I was really impressed with how clean the salon was.

The few experiences that I have had at the cheapy nail salons is that the condition which the tools are kept is is pretty meh and they didn't clean the tools well and they'd reused files which you shouldn't do. Also they'd use an electronic file to file your nails with which shouldn't be done as the electronic filers are only supposed to be used on acrylic, not natural nails. 

But White Sands was super clean. All the tools the technician needed were sterile and were sitting in pots of disinfectant on the table while she was using them. She was gentle with filing so my nails weren't buffed down too thinly when she was priming my natural nails for the acrylics.

The theme I wanted for my nails was 'girly as fuck' and 'something that will match my clothes' so I opted for these gradient acrylics with embedded heart glitter and some diamante and heart cabochon detail. In total I think my nails took about 1.5 hours

Marie's were a lot more elegant than mine and she got acrylics with pink, black and silver and black and silver diamante designs as well as a crown cabochon on the thumb.

I bloody loved my nails. They got quite a lot of attention especially as work with customers wondering how I could do anything with them.

I could do pretty much everything with them except typing and pressing things which happen to be the two functions that are vital for my jobs so I loved my nails, I found them incredibly frustrating to wear. The nails lasted me for about 2 1/2 weeks before I eventually removed them out of frustration. I was really upset to see them go but they were just too impractical for me to wear!

I have no idea how girls like gyaru Harutamu can do anything with nails as long as she has when with I felt like I was inflicting a disability on myself with having such long nails.

How does she wipe her ass? 
 I will definitely be going back to White Sands in the future but I will make sure to get shorter nails~

White Sands Nails & Beauty

60-62, London Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 2TB

  • Tel:  0203 005 183

If you quote my name Emmie Wheeler as a referer you should get a discount~
You also get 20% if its your first time there.


Thursday, 19 June 2014

Recent summer gets~

Ay yo it's summer!

I've been spending a lot of time working from my back garden in the skimpiest clothes I have and it is all FAB!
Ok except today there's clouds and everything.

Lots of my friends have been saying that they miss me blogging and I kind of do to but I don't really know what to write about anymore haha.
Please bear with me while I find the lead to my SLR camera so I can actually upload pictures that don't look like shite.

Once again i've been spending money on things that I really shouldn't. Last week my latest haul from taobao arrived and I'm super happy with it aah~

Brb going to a farm to milk some cows. 
I feel like my wardrobe is finally starting to take shape into something I'm really happy with. It's starting to change into a bit of a capsule wardrobe so everything matches with everything, which makes for easy styling!
 I've had a massive clearout of clothes (and wow it's been a lot) so I will be sticking those in a link in the near future once I've taken photos of everything.

It's amazing how you can have so many clothes but still have nothing to wear!

Anyway here's my latest stuff
A+ photoshop skills 
If you wanted to know where any of the stuff comes from, ask away in the comments and I'll let you know. it'l take me quite a while to re-find the links!

This haul ended up being quite expensive because of the weight of the shoes made the cost of the shipping go up quite high, but it matters not because I now have 2 amazing pairs of shoes to add to my collection!

I bought all that stuff because I've fallen in love with the aesthetic of a Japanese brand called Swan Kiss, particularly with how the staff girls style themselves. It's just too cute!

Even though the look is really cutesy, the silhouettes are a bit more mature than a lot of other pastel coloured brands out there. I'm not a big fan of over-sized clothing or fluffy skirts that have been popular with a lot of shibuya brands because fluffy skirts make me feel like a 12 year old girl in her 'rebellious punk princess' phase (or just Avril Lavigne) and baggy clothes make me feel like a 12 year old boy.
So basically Swan Kiss combines everything I love in regards to silhouettes and cute motifs.

I also really love their hair and makeup~ While gal trends have toned themselves down and the makeup has become a lot more natural, this brand (not even sure if it's even considered gal) still had dramatic makeup and cute My Little Pony-esque hair.

I don't think I could commit to having coloured streaks dyed into my hair as I only had my hair re dyed the other week but after seeing my bb Yami with hair chalks in her hair, I might pick some up next time I go shopping!

Does anyone have any recommendations of brands of hair chalk to buy? I feel super late picking up on the trends, I know its been around for ages now.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

I'M ALIVE! and a much required life-update

I actually have some time to breathe for once! I have finally finished university! After 3 years! I am so happy! I'm starting to feel like my true self again!

Guess who's back with the terrible webcam photos!
I haven't written anything about my life since August, well the start of my final year at uni because life has been pretty manic. Everything happened at once. Final year of university was mental by default and on top of that I had my 6 hour per day commute, and then I also got an actual paying job and then Style Honey had our prelaunch site so there's not much time that I have to dedicate to me. While I'm on the internet a lot its for job purposes.

I'll give you some life updates.
I'm working part time at River Island now. I got a temp job at Christmas and they decided to keep me on. It feels amazing to be financially independent again~ I can actually do things now and buy clothes I like! So the last few months have been filled with lots of shopping and free work uniform huehuhue.
Some of my uniform/stuff I've bought in the last 6 months.
Money means that I can finally buy brands that I really want and now that I have more than £20 in my bank at any one time, I bought some MA*RS and My Melody stuff~ 

Well Ma*rs and fake My Melody and taobao accessories shh shh
I feel like I'm too much of a grumpy shit to wear it some of the time as my default face is that of someone who wants to murder everyone, but looking at princess-style clothes just makes me unbelievably happy. SO MUCH PINK. 

The stress of the last 6 months has caused me to fall back into my obsession with manga and anime. 

My partner is fashion/fujoshi-ism Siqi had been going on about this BL visual novel called Dramatical Murder (DMMD) and I finally got round to playing it in December.
It looks really pretty and it is but some of the plot-lines are really ...brutal. I wasn't prepared for some of the themes in it ;_;. Massive trigger warning before you get any ideas about playing it. 

I feel really guilty about enjoying it so much, the poor protagonist Aoba goes through a lot. Poor bb.

Adding to my weebishness, I've gotten back into reading manga as well. My favourite genres at the moment are psychological, BL and horror~ Here's some of my faves that I've read over the last 6 months. I really recommend all of them for beautiful art and fun plotlines~
From top left to bottom right, Endless World (Jaryuu Dokuro), Oyasumi Punpun (Inio Asano), Adekan (Nao Tsukiji), Hoozuki no Reitetsu ( Natsumi Eguchi), Honto Yajuu (Kotetsuko Yamamoto) and Saint Oniisan (Hikaru Nakamura)

What else.

I had long hair for like a month. I missed having long hair and naturally being the poor lil shit I was at the time I bought some rank micro loop extensions from ebay. Ebay extensions feel good for like 2 washes, then they feel like what you'd imagine Satan's pubes to be like.

Me n my heart monitor. My heart's all good now I was just stressed out.
Wirey and horse-like. They were straggly as fuck too. I have really thick hair so I need to put in a lot of extensions for them just to look natural but I literally could not fit on any my loops on my scalp. So yeah. Bad times.

I have absolutely no clue where I'm going with this post. I just wanted to post saying 'I'm not dead, I'm still here and I still like the dumb shit I did before so I ain't going nowhere'.  Wasn't much of a life update it was just me talking about gay animu.

And and and if you haven't already yall need to stalk my bby that I helped co-found and write for because we launched the pre-launch version a few months ago and we're working really hard to make it magical and providing the best fashion bits from across the web! We're still in test phases and whatnot so please bear with us~ and stalk us here>>>>Twitter and here >>>Facebook.

And if you guys have any fab fashion blogs, YT accounts, fashion brands, tumblrs, get in touch because I'm always on the hunt for new sites and things to feature~

 Hopefully I'll will get around to posting more frequently because I no longer have university HUZZAH! So you guys should hear more about my adventures~
I'll post again soon. Toooooodllddddldllessss z z z x x x x

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Reason why Fashionable People are Sad

I have a question for you; Have you ever seen a fashionable person smile?
The answer is no.

But why is this? What is making these magnificent creatures troubled?
There are many reasons why fashionable people don't smile, I'll break some down for you.

Picture this:

You're walking past doing shit and you see a boy decked top to toe in black. He's wearing about 5 layers of what looks like bed linen pinned to his lank figure and he's wearing an expression that looks like he's contemplating murder. Why is he so miserable? What could have possibly happened to him that made him look so sour?

1. He's poor as shit

This guy couldn't even smile if he tried, he just spent £400 of a pair of Raf Simmons shoes, he's not going to be able to eat or pay rent for a good few months. I know I'd be sad if that happened to me.
Your priorities are in the wrong place my dear
2.You're hurting his eyes
Having to look at clothes that aren't from brands that demand 3 figures for t-shirts is exhausting, irritating and painful on the eyes. If only he could be surrounded by 50 other people wearing an outfit that costs as much as a deposit on a flat maybe a smile would crack across his jaded face.

It's a lonely fashion life. 

3. He's not the only sad one

If you happened to come across somebody in the street with a massive smile across their face, you'd probably wonder who they just murdered. These fashion people have chronic bitch-face syndrome just like you, but because of their flashing dressing, you're more likely to pay attention to them and notice their stroppy faces. He's happy on the inside. 

4. He's bored

There are 4 staff bundled together talking about yesterdays party and you feel like walking into their shop is intruding on their conversation.

How dare you interrupt you pleb!!

It's a hard life working in "Dat Boutique Wot Noone Has Herd Ov" (you know the place right? no of course you don't). His 5 day weeks with long hours on his feet and few customers make days slow and dull and his only solace are his co-workers. Yes they look like scary pack animals whose clothes cost more than 6 months worth of rent but the truth is they're just bloody bored of standing there. 

5. Not everyone appreciates his sense of style.

Some people just can't keep their opinions to themselves. Our poor little noodle-haired hero has a hard time from some of the shitty guys in his neighbourhood. 

It's hard being fabulous so give him a break. He can take solace in the fact that in 3 years time, those dumb shits will be wearing the exact same clothes as he is now and he can laugh at how sheep-minded and out of date they are. 

So there we have it, the mystery that is the scary fashion boy hopefully debunked for you.

I swear I only blogged like last week but I turn around and it's actually been like 6 months, I can't believe it!
I'm in a busy period of my life at the moment, it's my final year at university, I now have a job and the website I'm working for Stylehoney is about to be released so I don't have much time to sit down and blog for long periods of time so forgive me I am STILL ALIVE!

I am more active on other social media-y things particularly twitter and tumblr so please follow me there~

What are your experiences with "Fashion people"?