Sunday, 21 August 2016

How to Start a Jfashion Blog

gyaru, jfashion blog, blogger

So you want to start a jfashion blog? Yay! Blogging is great for writing down your thoughts and meeting new people. But, where to start? I faced the very same question when I first found out about blogging and now I’m passing on my knowledge to help you out a little. This article will cover the most frequently asked questions and take you through the blogging process as well as providing you a list of 30 things to blog about (yes, 30). 

01. Picking Your Platform
The first and most important issue of all is choosing which platform is best for you! Here I shall cover the most popular ones: Tumblr, Blogger and Wordpress. 

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Birthday Gal: Barbecues & Cat Heaven!

pink birthday decorations, snack table

Nothing can compare to spending your birthday with your loved ones. I used to go on holiday over the duration of my birthday but you just don't get that warm feeling you have when you're surrounded by the people you care about.
My birthday started off quite hectic as I was stressing out trying to get everything sorted and decorated. Luckily my other half as well as a couple of my friends helped me out (if you're reading this - thank you so much!). I couldn't have spent it with better people and I'm so happy that it went really smoothly. Wearing my new favourite dress that I bought especially for the occasion definitely boosted my happy meter! I mean, the birthday gal just has to look good, don't you think? 

My birthday was split over two days; the first where I held a barbecue and the other where my partner and I went to the kitty cafe. We coincidentally went on the same day as International Cat Day and I loved it so much! I went there last year and I've been meaning to go again, and I'm so glad that I brought my DSLR with me. I don't think I can ever go back to using my phone camera now unless it's for selfies and outfit shots, although I'm still a bit of a n00b so if you have any tips then please let me know!

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Dear Younger Me

dear younger me, himekaji

Dear Younger Me,
Life is fleeting. You'll lose people you thought were invincible and it's going to hurt. Bad. It'll hurt so much that you can't breathe but you can survive this. Smother those who mean the most to you with love and do all that you can to make them happy. That person you dismissed as annoying or irritating because they're always there is perhaps one of the most important people in the world.

You're going to hate how you look and hate how you feel but that's okay, there are some wonderful people out there that are going to get you through your dark days. One day you will fall in love with yourself again but it's going to take time. Don't listen to those magazines telling you what you have to look like to be classed as beautiful and that being quirky is a bad thing. Quirky is good! The quirkier you are, the better, don't ever be afraid of holding yourself back from who you really are.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Lhouraii's Nails: Sailor Moon Gyaru Nails Review!

lhouraii false nails, sailor moon, gyaru nails

I've finally been able to purchase some false nails and what better than a set of Sailor Moon ones? My outfit itself for Hyper Japan wasn't particularly exciting so I wanted to jazz it up with accessories, and as soon as I saw it on Lhouraii's instagram I knew I had to get it. I always feel more gyaru when wearing nails, especially if they're long and pretty!

Unfortunately I am terrible with false nails so I only wear them for special occasions, and I haven't had the time to design my own nails lately. I've heard a lot of good things about Lhouraii's nails and a couple of my friend's have purchased from her before so I thought I'd give it a try. Luckily she offers both long and short versions - all I had to do was send her a little message and she sorted it all out for me.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

All Hyped Up: Hyper Japan Festival 2016!

hyper japan, jfashion, agejo, lizzie bee

If I had to choose between all of the conventions in the world, it would have to be Hyper Japan. It's the perfect place for all those Japan-lovers out there whether you're into fashion, "kawaii" culture, food, manga, or just Japan in general... They have everything you could possibly imagine. I can't explain how excited I was for it - I've spent the previous month figuring out what to wear and organising everything. I also bought those Sailor Moon nails I've been eyeing up from my last blog post, and couldn't wait to pair it with my new MA*RS dress! Pssst, I'll be doing a review on the nails very shortly.

The event was held at Olympia this time round (much better than last winter's) so all of the stalls were back to back and I didn't have to walk for miles to go from one place to the other. It was super hot at the venue and it felt like I didn't have enough time to visit each and every stall, however I did have plenty of time to catch up with friends! I saw so many people there and it made me miss being able to travel to London on a whim. What made me really happy was that a few people approached me saying that they read my blog and followed me on instagram/fb. It was the happiest feeling ever and I'm so glad you read my blog!
I brought my DSLR with me so that I could get used to snapping photos, but my love was taking most of them as 90% of the pictures were of me and my friends. Whoops! Maybe I could have more practice the next time round.

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