Thursday, 8 August 2013

My taobao haul and a little review of Taobao Focus.

Hello gals! ☆^(*・ω・)ノ゜

I finally got around to ordering things from TaoBao. I know that they are doing overseas shipping now but I don't feel confident with using their site as it is so I went through a service called TaoBao Focus. Their service was brilliant and I am going to give them a review and I will recommend them to you gals in future, if you want to buy from TaoBao as they have good rates and all that jazz.

Firstly, I used TaoBao Focus as my shopping service and I thought they were excellent. I think their fees are the lowest I've seen and their service, I have had no issues with at all. The TaoBao store I bought everything from was this one and they were very good at dispatching the items almost as soon as I put in an order with Taobao Focus so I'm really pleased with their service as well ( ⌒▽⌒).

So lets get on with the items!

Everything was well packaged. My mum even said it was more selotape than bag! Haha. It was a little difficult getting into but I'd rather than than damaged items.

These are all my things in their packets. Meep!

The first item is actually like a two-in-one thingy. The black part is just a separate tank-top which is great. The bit with the rings on the sweater is the back. I've been wanting a crop-sweater like this for ages. I love it! It looks amazing when on.

D.I.A. style top with arm-warmers. The leopard-print bit is made out of this weird velvety material which is a little bit tacky but otherwise I think it's cute.

Another D.I.A. style top. I absolutely love the detail on the bra area!

This looks absolutely amazing when it's on the body. It's so cute. I'm so happy with all of my purchases and I've got another order ready to ship! Meep!

I've got a little review of a Japanese face-mask product to do which I hope to do tomorrow so look out for that! But otherwise I will leave you with my face haha.

This is my latest look!

I am thinking I might do a little walkthrough on how to buy things through Taobao Focus next time I do an order. If any of you want me to do this, please let me know and I will do (⌒∇⌒).

Saturday, 3 August 2013

You're gonna see some big changes around here!

Hello gals! ☆^(*・ω・)ノ゜+。*゜+。

I've been neglecting my duties as a blogger, I know I have, I know. Bad Holly. Naughty Holly. I'll be honest though, even though I've continued to follow the Gyaru style as best I can life kinda got in the way of blogging and the community in general. I'll tell you what, the last few months have been somewhat of a rollercoaster for me! I broke up with my boyfriend (which my facebook friends will have seen), had to move out of my little house and leave my cat behind (TωT) and move back in with my parents. I started seeing someone else and you know what, we clicked. We'd been friends before my ex and I had broken up and it worked so we made things official and we'll of been together for 3 weeks as of tomorrow (๑→ܫ←人→ܫ←๑).

I'm generally trying to move on with my life and make things more positive for myself. I have been in a slump and I'm not going to lie, my anxiety has been really quite awful but my new boyfriend has been extremely supportive of me getting some help and being able to change my life for the better. I'm not going to let other people hold me back from living my life any more ~(=^‥^)ノ☆.

One thing I wanted to dedicate more time to in order to bring more positive things into my life is blogging and just Gyaru in general. Gyaru makes me happy, it makes me feel more confident in myself, even if some of the comments you get in the street are a little mean 99% of the comments I get are compliments and curiosity and that little 1% are not worth bothering with ( ̄ー ̄). I'm going to be making a few changes around here including changing the name of the blog and the layout to fit better with how my style has progressed. As for right now, well I thought I'd make a post on exactly that, how my style has progressed from my first attempts at Gyaru to my most recent photos.

Me before Gyaru.

My style was generally boring. I hadn't found myself yet and I just wore whatever I could throw on. I had no co-ordination and no thought into what I wore.

My first Gyaru Attempts

Shameful, I'm not going to lie (though I do wish I was still the weight I was then, going out with a chef for 3 years really does pile on the lbs haha).

My most recent pics.

I know that I can see the progress, even though I think there's always progress to be made and that everyone should always feel like they are improving their style, except maybe the Black Diamond gals, they're already perf haha (⌒∇⌒). I don't have any pictures of outfits, again it's something my anxiety and mental health hasn't really allowed me to do, I have been far too self-concious to allow my body to be in pictures much but I'm going to start taking more pictures of myself and more pictures of my outfits to document my style (^ω^).

So there we have it, that's my progression through the style. I hope that you liked the post and I hope that you continue to watch this space and look forward to the changes and up-coming posts I'm going to be making, or at least trying to make haha.

Inabizzle my dizzles!