Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Christmas Meet

Way back on the 6th of December our comm had our Christmas meet. Well, two meets actually! I had to work from 06:30 to 11:30 in the morning, so I didn't have a lot of time to get ready and ended up retying my hair on the bus without brushing it...

Obligatory bus and music shot to begin. I finally got to wear my Holy Night Story set in green, along with the coat that Antonia gave me back in the Summer. I could only do up one button, but I count that as a success!

Part one of the meet was at Cox & Baloney for a fancy afternoon tea.

I actually enjoyed eating brie for the first time ever as I'd never had it with jam before!

Such a lady, haha.

Perhaps the strawberries and cream flavoured tea blend was going to our heads.

Afterwards was karaoke! I tried my hand at scoring Celestial or Sugar Dream Dome since it was released during the meet, but 3D on an iPhone 4 was woefully inadequate.

Lots of singing happened though, and I kicked frilly butt at the quiz again!

Since Sophie stayed at mine we headed back into town after I had finished work in the morning for a late lunch in Giraffe.

I had nachos. Boring, but I loooove nachos.

Somehow I ended up just taking derpy photos and photos of food again, huh.

Monday, 29 December 2014

FromJapan & Buyee Gets

I made a shopping preorder way back in August, so when that finally came in I couldn't resist making a couple auction purchases...oops!

I couldn't not buy this Clow Book pouch from SuperGroupies for ¥4,519.

Even the inside is super cute, and one of the zip pulls is the Clow key! I have no idea what I'll use it for though...

I fell in love with Angelic Pretty's Loyal Rosette after seeing it in person, so I scooped up this special set for ¥25,410. A little over retail, but not too bad. I'm still keeping an eye out for the regular JSK though as it's a cuter military style than this one.

I also stumbled across this Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Dessert OP (2008 version) for ¥4,515. I've wanted this ever since wearing Monika's off-white version on her birthday last year. I got it for such a good price, and black is easiest to wear ♥

I also tried out Buyee for the first time. It's a service which allows you to bid on Yahoo auctions yourself. Unfortunately it doesn't allow you to mark down value, resulting in me paying around £50 in customs on my ¥30,000ish dress. So I won't be doing it again! But yeah I finally got the Angelic Pretty Sugary Carnival JSK in black. Took me long enough, and I've made worse impulse buys =P I mean, this dress has been my Tumblr icon since I got Tumblr some 4 or 5 years ago, so I regret nothing.

Fingers crossed I either buy nothing on impulse in the Angelic Pretty sale later, or that if I do everything is cheap!

Christmas Presents!

Been a bad blogger again, but I knew if I didn't do this post I would just leave my gifts in bags on my floor forever haha.

The first presents I opened were from Rob on Christmas Eve, a cute little owl snowglobe and some yummy chocs! He also ordered the Matte Pink Zip Suit, but it won't be here for a few weeks. Eeeeeeee!

On Christmas morning I opened my gifts from Sophie first. Felt so spoiled! Cute kitty socks, dress-up Pony mug, and Oujia-themed jewellery from Sugar & Vice

Next I opened gifts from Rob's family. His mum always spoils me like crazy, I feel so guilty Dx I got a cute penguin hat and glove set (the gloves are too small for my man hands, nuuuuuuuuu! Hoping I can chop off the thumbs and stretch them out a little), chocolate wafer straws, boot bling, nail files, chocolate coins, glittery boots, London-themed jimmies, and Harry Potter socks. The bath set is from Rob's mum's boyfriend's sister haha.

Before a big Christmas lunch (with a yummy nut roast pastry thing that dad makes every year...yummmmm) I opened gifts from my dad's side of the family. I got the Wrapped Up Reversible Skater Dress, Max Raptor CD, and some Bodyshop stuff from my grandparents, and more Bodyshop stuff and Marmozets and Reuben CDs from my aunt. I'm a bit obsessed with Marmozets already!

The last gifts I opened in the evening were from my parents. My Dr Martens weren't wrapped up after having them put back for ages, ugh! I got cup measures, some watches for work, a Hello Kitty cake/jelly mould, Hello Kitty duvet, Hello Kitty belt (which my mum didn't realise was age 7-8, so it might make a good garter? lol), Hello Kitty mug & coaster set, and 6 pairs of sale tights from Next. So I actually got a bunch of stuff I will use! Success!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Black Milk Birthday & Cyber Sale

Wow sorry I only seem to blog about Black Milk purchases recently...is that better or worse than not blogging at all?

On November 26th there was a Birthday Ammo release to celebrate 5 years of Black Milk! I was torn between 2 colours of the dress, and the release was a mess (only 1 item went up on the tab for the release at first!).

I'm actually really disappointed with the Lilac Lace Skater Dress as it's crazy unflattering, but I love the colour in person. I still think sky blue would have suited me better, but honestly I think I'll have to sell it anyway as it makes me look really fat. I also picked up Card Suit Black Hosiery as I want ALL the hosiery! Annoyingly I got caught by customs on this one. There was also a sort of early Cyber Sale on the 28th, so I couldn't resist grabbing some things!

Since I love the toasties I own already and was already planning on buying more I grabbed Hamlet Black Toasties and Galaxy Purple Toasties. I think I already had Wet Look Black Leggings and Braaains Long Sleeve Crop in my basket, but the former was in the sale anyway! These were supposed to get customs but I think the postie delivered them by accident.

I then went back for the Wallpaper Pink Zip Dress which I had been eyeing since the original release, and decided to cave and buy Chainmail HWMF Leggings and Chainmail Play Dress from the Chainmail Ammo that I had resisted at first. I'm not sure about the pink as it's so creased and the colour and cut don't flatter me, but the Chainmail print looks so amazing in person!

And one last return before the sale ended to scoop up an I Eat Oily Mice Zip Suit. It hasn't arrived yet, but I figured I'd post this now as IEOM photographs really badly on my camera anyway! I wish I hadn't bought it so I could have got the dress in the Museum Release...I highly doubt I will ever wear it.

I spent soooo much money in the sale, but I also managed to miss several things I wanted! Probably for the best. I can buy in restocks when I have money again ;P

Tuesday, 2 December 2014


The latest Black Milk collection, Wrapped, was a bit of an odd one for me. I love all the matte jade pieces, but just couldn't justify buying any of them at the time of release so I now have to wait for restocks.

I didn't like the Fireworks Vs Not Actually Sequin Inside Out Dress on the site, but figured I'd chance it anyway. This probably wasn't wise, as it didn't sell out at all (even in the Cyber Sale!) and seems really unpopular. I hated it when I opened the packet, too. Luckily, I like it a lot more on! But it is awfully gaudy. The firework side seems perfect for New Year's Eve...but I won't be doing anything on that day as I never do! I also finally bought Warm Grey Pocket Leggings as I'd been wanting more staple pieces. These aren't as warm or soft as toasties, but they're pretty comfy and fit under other legs to keep me warm.

In a separate order I got the Wrapped Up Reversible Skater Dress. I have to hand it over to my grandparents though so they can give it to me for Christmas! It was just easier to place the order myself so that it went towards my buy count and so I could pay customs on it. I'm hoping I'll be able to dress it down, but failing that it'll be great for Christmas and birthday parties. This took forever to be sent out as it was a time limited piece, which kind of sucked! It only arrived today, along with the Drogon Dragon Egg HWMF Leggings that I panic bought when I thought they'd be going limited (they didn't).

I'm also caved and ordered the Snowflake Toasties from the US site, and they arrived super quick! Have barely taken them off since they arrived as they're so snug.

And some other random buys...oh dear! I did get rid of 3 bags of clothes and 2 bags of shoes though, so I'm at least starting to make room for this stuff!

I also finally got my hands on some original Mermaid Leggings! They're pretty faded and not as shiny as they should be, but I adore them and it makes them more wearable as they aren't so flashy. I did get catcalled when I wore them out though ¬_¬

I caved and bought Last Judgment Leggings randomly (I should stay away from BSS!).

I scored a cheap pair of Cross Of St Peter Black Leggings on Ebay.

And some Wallpaper Shiny Shiny (And High-Waisted!) Leggings from a lovely Sharkie. I hadn't tried these sweeties before!

Unsurprisingly I bought a bunch of things in the Cyber Sale, but they will probably take forever to arrive due to Christmas post! Here's hoping they get through customs like these orders did.