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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Hiatus

So unfortunately this has been a long time coming - but I don't feel any passion at all towards blogging anymore. I haven't enjoyed it for some time and I feel like I need to keep updating my blog with exciting things in order to keep people interested. This just isn't for me and I really don't need it at the moment.
Work is a major part of my life now and although I technically do have free evenings and weekends, I would much rather be catching up on my favourite shows, drawing and just generally relaxing after a stressful day. There is just no time for blogging anymore and although It saddens me I feel it's time to move on.

This is not to say that in the future - near or far - I may change my mind. This is just how I'm currently feeling and I wanted to share with my friends on here so we can keep in touch elsewhere.

You can find me on the following:


 Thanks to everyone that has supported me over the past 2 years. Stay in touch!


Love,

Thursday, 29 May 2014

☆ New Oasap Items; Review

Hey lovelies!

My lovely sponsors over at Oasap recently allowed me to order some new items ~ which I will be reviewing fairly and honestly. Also just a heads up, Oasap currently have a bunch of offers on including a 90% off memorial sale and 16% off first order coupon so i recommend checking them out as soon as you can if you like anything you see!


1. Cat Drawstring Shorts

2. Ruffled Organza Bud Skirt

3. Bone Print Leggings

I placed my order on the 27th April and received it on 16th May. As stated on their website they are located in the US, HK & China so this is around average time for delivery from these locations.


View on Lookbook

Outfit featuring Oasap's Bone Print Leggings. I really like these because unlike most leggings they aren't completely see-through. I've had more than one embarrassing moment where I've been out and later realised you can see the majority of my underwear through my leggings. These are so thick and really flattering. Definitely my new favourite clothing item and I will be wearing them a lot during summer!


Outfit featuring Oasap's Ruffled Organza Bud Skirt

I really like the floatyness of this skirt and it literally goes with almost anything. It's one of those skirts that you can include in almost any style and it matches perfectly. My only complaint is the bottom layer of the skirt - especially in hot weather it can 'stick' to your legs meaning that if you aren't careful, the top layer will be the only thing covering you. This is only a minor complaint though, this is all-around a great skirt and I will be getting a lot of wear out of it.


Outfit featuring Oasap's Cat Drawstring Shorts.

These are seriously the cutest shorts I've ever seen! Featuring an all-over cat face print, these shorts are the perfect amount of cute for both informal and more formal outfits. The print isn't completely in your face like a lot of prints and the shorts are very true to size. Being a one size item it's rare that the item actually fits everyone, but I could see this easily stretching up to sizes much bigger than myself. No complaints about these. They're adorable and so comfy!

Overall i'm very happy with my recent purchases ~ the items fit perfectly and are overall great value for money. Remember to check out Oasap during the next few days to take advantage of their current sale. I know I will 

Thanks for reading and I hope you're all having a lovely week!


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

☆ London Comic Con May 2014 + Weekend

Hey lovelies!

It's that time again ~ my post about Comic con! I attend a few throughout the country but this is actually only my second time attending the MCM in London. I travelled down to Sarah's house on the Thursday and left yesterday afternoon.


Sarah originally sent these to me for Christmas but there was a problem with the parcel and it was sent back. So i finally got my Christmas present on Thursday. Honestly I can't believe she bought me this much. K-pop albums are expensive and she knows me so well 

 Expo Day 1



My Karuta Roromiya cosplay


Obligatory pre-expo cam whoring


Unfortunately, in a rush, I'd left my makeup bag at home and had to go into Westfield's to buy some essentials. Luckily Sarah lent me basics and such but we have completely different skin types and I felt bad stealing her makeup. We also stopped off for some last minute shopping and lunch. It had been a while since I last had sushi and i've been meaning to try this Dragonball drink for a long time!

Whilst we were eating this woman started taking photos of me randomly, caught Sarah looking at her suspiciously and finally decided to ask if it was okay. I know having your photo taken when dressing unusually is almost to be expected but I don't understand why people can't just ask? At least then I can pose and not be half way through a mouthful of food!


We arrived at ExCel around 3.30pm and pretty much walked straight in to get our wristbands with very minimal waiting to get in. Friday is usually reasonably quiet and this way we could get all of our shopping done and avoid the crowds that would no doubt be making an appearance on Saturday.



There were lots of stalls as always and i noticed they'd been more spread out to allow for crowding which proved that staff had at least considered for the fact weekend tickets were completely sold out.




I met my friend Victoria (last photo) who I've known for years online but never had the opportunity to meet until now! She was so lovely and cosplayed Mugi on the Saturday which was seriously amazing for her first cosplay, she looked just like her!

Unfortunately it seems with good times comes bad times, and near the middle of the day there I put a bag of recently purchased items down to take a photo with a friend. It was then that my bag was taken by someone nearby and I never saw it again
 it's a shame that someone would do that to a fellow expo go-er and although I was upset I refused to let it ruin my weekend.


  

 Expo Day 2 



Unfortunately I was in what seemed like a never-ending disaster to get ready on the Saturday. I ran out of time to do my makeup, my knee socks were not co-operating after numerous attempts to keep them up (tried safety pins, hairspray and even tape) and my wig was styled in such a rush that it didn't seem to accommodate for the bonnet like it should. It was also extremely hot and overcrowded on the Saturday so me, wearing multiple layers and fiddly items, was on the verge of heat stroke.


Thankfully my cosplay looked okay in photos though!




Selfies with awesome people!




and here is what I bought ~ Sakura Miku Nendroid, Angel Beats figure, Rilakkuma water bottle, Dmmd doujin, Rilakkuma makeup bag, yaoi mangas & Dmmd soundtrack!

I'm pleased with what I bought although i spent way more than intended, not helped by the fact I had to fork out on new makeup and wasted money on stuff that was stolen... it has made me more aware of keeping an eye on my belongings if anything but still. I can't lie it did slightly ruin the experience for me.


  

Sunday


Jacket: Taobao
Tee: Taobao
Skirt: Primark
Boots: Primark

After a tiring couple of days at expo, we headed into London to see Sarah's friend.


We had a reservation for The Blue's Kitchen in Camden at 5 so we headed there after sharing cake and drinking coffee in Westfields. The food was amazing and we had originally planned to have a 'foodie' day eating at a couple of places including a ramen resturant but we were so full after this it was no surprise it didn't happen! I had the bacon cheeseburger w/ fries, coleslaw & onion rings.  


We later headed to the Chinese supermarket so Sarah could stock up on her beloved rose tea & relaxed at Boba Jam - a bubble tea bar in Camden.


I bought a few snacks from Chinatown and even managed to find these awesome Korilakkuma milk tea! It's so delicious


I found this shot of my Celestia cosplay  ~ Credit to Nekojoe on Flickr

My next major social outing will most likely be Hyper Japan. Have any of you guys ever attended? I have wanted to go for years now, but it's just never seemed to happen. I'm so excited!