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Thursday, 17 April 2014

☆ Holiday + Day In Shrewsbury

Hey lovelies!

I'm currently on my holiday off work and it's been real nice having time to myself and catching up with my shows. Just generally knowing I can get up whenever I want is awesome too - I've slept so much and for the first time in a long time I'm not living off tea and coffee. I go back next week so unfortunately can't get used to it but still, yay for time off and having plenty of time to myself!

On this rare occasion, well not so rare from now on - I present my real hair. I am wearing extensions but it still counts right? I've wanted pretty hair for a long time and believe it or not it's taken a total of 2 years to get my hair in okay condition not to have to stuff it under a wig everyday. Part of it is paranoia and being used to having thin and damaged hair i guess, but a few months ago I decided I would bleach it to get it brown/blonde. Since then I was a lighter blonde for a while and now I have this dark blonde shade which I really like. It's easy to maintain and It looks pretty natural. Less wigs from now on! I still love them but I like my real hair too.

Excuse the evident hairspray layered on there, I was about to leave but wanted to get some quick shots of my hair before I went out.

So yesterday I ventured into Shrewsbury with my friend Roxy and her boyfriend. We normally do outings just the two of us but since it was unfair on her boyfriend to just be a taxi she invited him along too. I'm glad she did though - I had a really great time!

After somehow getting lost in the side streets and struggling to find decent parking, we arrived in the town centre. Since we usually end up in Costa as it's the only decent coffee place near us, it was a nice change to visit Cafe Nero. I really like their frapaccunos - they are even better than Starbucks! Much more choice too. This was the strawberries and cream one ~

Next we decided to find the Parade Shopping Centre. I had never been before so we used google maps to locate it. I heard there is a selection of cute & vintage type stores there so it was definitely a must to check out.  

This is Cutesy Pop - Shrewsbury's answer to 'kawaii' / pop culture.

(i starred out my friend's face, I think she would kill me if i posted it

Apparently they had been in the news the previous week and were very low on stock as a result. The area was surrounded by cosplayers which kinda made me wish I'd gone in cosplay. If only i'd known! There was also a special 'Japan Day' going on so the store was pretty crowded. I would love to visit again in the future, it's awesome that such a cute store isn't too far away from me!

Oh and you can check out Cutesy Pop's facebook here if you're interested

We also went to a Japanese store called Setonaikai which sold loads of authentic Japanese cutlery, kitchenware and cheap food. Definitely making plans to go back!

and here is what I bought - I was on a budget since i splurged online during the weekend. I'm terrible I know. How could I not get this adorable Rilakkuma plush though?

I also did a practise shot of my Aoba (DRAMAtical Murder) cosplay on the weekend!

Honestly I was a little nervous about cosplaying a guy for the first time but I think I pulled it off. Kinda? I suck at contouring and even though i blended loooaaaads it was still really difficult to get the shaded effect.

It's also really ironic how it took me over double the amount of time to put my makeup on than it would normally...

Hope you're all having a great week!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

☆ Little Miss Dreamer's Spring Giveaway

Hey lovelies!

Just a heads up that a really cool giveaway is going on over at my best friend's (who I also happen to be visiting again next month YAY) blog right now!

 1 Packet Diamond Lashes in Glamorous Eye

  MISSHA Perfect Cover BB Cream in No. 21 

Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream in Natural Beige

 Lime Crime Uniliner in 'RHYME'

 Baviphat Apple AC Sleeping Pack

 TONYMOLY Cat Chu Wink Matte Lipsticks in No. 6 and 11

 1 Box of unbranded lashes in 058

 2 boxes of DS false nails

 A whole bunch of samples

You can read more about it by clicking here 

There are many chances to win and it's open internationally! Best of luck to you all ~
Sarah & I will be hosting a joint giveaway at some point this year also so stay tuned

Sunday, 6 April 2014

☆ Review

Hey lovelies!

I wanted to get this up during the week but due to work and various reasons I haven't been able to until now, but anyways today i'll be reviewing the high street fashion online store - Oasap!

Oasap is a global online store dedicated to high-street fashion by offering various kinds of women’s apparel, bags, shoes, jewellery, accessories, beauty products and more. There is something to suit every style and their aim is to provide the latest fashion for women of all ages and locations. They rotate their stock on a monthly basis to bring you the very latest products and recommend purchasing your favourites as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

After seeing a few of their products on other blogs I grew increasingly curious and ended up visiting on a whim only to fall in love with many items and placing an order the same day.

I decided on the gorgeous Eye Long Sleeve Tunic Dress and Dolphin print A-Line skirt. I'm a sucker for anything eye related and this skirt seemed too unusual and pretty to pass up.

I placed my order on the 9th March and received it on the 4th April. The shipping did take a little longer than expected (5-15 days) but i'm aware delays do happen through no fault of the company's own and to be honest the British mailing system has been pretty terrible lately.

The items were neatly packaged in plastic bags with tags attached. There were no faults on the items such as loose threads etc which I have experienced with other companies.

The quality of the products are great - very well made. The skirt is thick and the dress although thin material, seems very sturdy and is very comfortable.

Jacket: Sammydress
T-Shirt: Storenvy
Dolphin A-Line SkirtOasap
Tights: eBay
Shoes: eBay

I do have to mention, although this skirt is absolutely gorgeous and I would love to wear it everyday I am disappointed with how short it is.

To be blunt, it's barely covering my arse. I'm not very tall (5"2) either so I'd be concerned about anyone taller wearing this. An underskirt or safety shorts aren't really an option because it's unfortunately very well fitted.

So yeah, i'm not gonna lie I was a little disappointed with the skirt for this reason.

Eye Long Sleeve Tunic Dress: Oasap
Knee High Socks: Primark
Boots: Primark

This dress is easily my favourite purchase in a long time - I will be living in it during Spring! The fabric is light and floaty and skims over your hips perfectly. I can't stand tight dresses so this is literally perfect for me. I went to town in this yesterday and the checkout lady commented on how the eyes being on her made her feel uncomfortable, mission accomplished - I love creeping people out 


My overall verdict:





I would definitely buy from Oasap again but make sure to check measurements and such beforehand. They have a wide selection of clothing and i recommend them to anyone wanting affordable fashion at a great price.

Click here and use coupon code oasap1st for 16% off your first order