Thursday, 24 December 2015

Ageha Inspirations~


Hi cuties!

We both hope your having a wonderful holiday so far! Amy is back from university and I'm really loving family time and all of the festive cheer! 

In January two of the UK gal's are hosting a big sleepover meet to bring the gals together and have a great time! It will be great to catch up and meet some new faces! We all really want to make gyaru in the UK more popular and bring the comm together. 

We're already putting together our co ords with Amy picking up these cute gets



We looked to one of our Ageha magazine for inspiration. Ageha is really becoming one of my favourite gyaru magazines. I really love how strong the styles are! Plus Himena and Sakurina are my fave gyaru models ♥

I thought I'd include some of the pages I thought were super inspiring. I took photos instead of scanning but shall scan next time.  This Ageha is issue 2012/4/10 




Love this mash up of styles here! Classy, cute and cool.




I so love this! All the cut outs mixed with childish nostalgia. 


Love Sakurina here, unruly curls give a childish charm.



I love all the makeup looks here! They are all so vibrant!

Which page was your favourite? Would you like us to scan more in? We have egg's, popteens, and ageha's!


Sunday, 23 August 2015

A bit of this, a bit of that.

 

What’s up my cuties?

A week ago we met up with our adorable friend Amy to catch up and shop of course! Unfortunately we didn’t take a selfie but we shall so our gets!

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Recently the high street shops have been full with fashion buys that are perfectly suited to Japanese street fashion. I got this Barbie top from H&M. It was kind of hard to find things as most of the shops were full of sales of all the summer stuff but the fall collection is coming out now so there is more buys to be had.

Also look at Amy’s adorable new lunch box! It’s from the shop Tiger which I really suggest checking out for cutesy and quirky items. It’s super cheap too, this box was only £3 and is super useful as Amy is now going to be living away for university. Amy is trying to get cute things for university so Tiger is great since since its Uni budget friendly.

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Also we thought to include our recent false lashes haul we got off one of the UK gyaru’s. As you can tell we have been using them regularly and they are very well loved. we’re not really loving the Blue diamond lashes so we might sell them on :/  

We’re meeting up with Amy again tomorrow for some home ware shopping (got to be responsible now) so we might remember to take photos and also have some delicious cake again ^^

So how are your fall wardrobes coming along? I really need to get a new coat :c

See you in the next blog

Clairey xxxx

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Twin Summer Look Book~!

 

Hey cuties!

Recently me and Amy have been busy with other projects this summer and we can now reveal one of them! We have been working on a YouTube channel! Our channel, which is also called Ophelia of Harts and it will feature loads of Japanese fashion and kawaii goodness! Our first video will be our twin summer look book and it will be up shortly but I will edit this post with all the links when it is up. We thought to also do the look book in blog post form too so lets get into it!

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outfit breakdown 2

For this look I really wanted this to be a really cute casual look. Something you could wear to the beach or on a holiday day out. I wanted to have a nice light pastel scheme too and I think the rings defiantly add a cute touch!

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outfit 1 breakdown

I bought Amy this hat a while ago and she’s been dying to use it. It has really cute cut out hearts around the brim. She started the outfit off with the hat and went for a romantic casual look. The pink highlights in the wig and the La Pafait necklace really give it a highly feminine touch. I can picture this for a date in the park or a day in the city.

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outfit 4

This outfit really packs a punch. I wanted to be from head to toe a Barbie space princess. The inspirations for this look were magical girls, street fashion and of course Barbie. This co ord shows a new direction for my fashion self. I really like how the wig and shoes stand out from the rest of my outfit. I felt really confident in this look.

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third outfit breakdown

Amy was definitely going for the princess look, but not the space kind. This look has everything a princess needs, it even includes a crown. After adding extra long lace cuffs to her jacket Amy is glad she could wear it now. It’s definitely a piece that needs everything OTT. Adding the ponytails to the wig make it more voluminous and also softens the boxy shoulders that the jacket has. 

It felt so good to be dressing in our styles again and the weather was perfect too! We can’t wait to show you the video! We hope you’ll really like it! Were both so excited to start our YouTube adventure and growing Ophelia of Harts.

Until Next time!

Edit: the video has uploaded

Clairey xxx

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Galspiration- Hime Eye make up~

 

Hi gals! I’ve been wanting to post about this while since I’m still experimenting to find what eye make up I like the most ^^ I thought I’d share my journey so far and then some inspiration~!

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I think this really shows all the different shapes I’m trying. it goes from oldest to newest, top to bottom. My favourite is the middle one so far but I’m still experimenting. I love the lower lashes from my first attempt and would love to figure out a way to use them in the future ^^ I’ll probably do this again as it is really nice to see the change and I still want to experiment.

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Of course I have to feature Himena. It’s cool to see how her eye make up has changed over time as well ^^

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I like this more ‘natural’ eye make up

 Some of the most inspiring gals to me are Gaijin gyarus, I love how they take the style their way and keep the Hime style going <3 I’ve only focused on three but there is so many people who inspire me <3

@himenannie

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I love love seeing her posts on Instagram <3She has found her own signature eye make up style which really suits her. I love how she lines her inner corner and her use of white eyeliner. She also uses pink lenses which I want to do as well and looks so cute with them. Himenannie’s hair skills are amazing as well! She has the ultimate hime hair so don’t be surprised if that comes up in another post haha ^^

@myrreli

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I love Myrreli eyelashes choice and how big they make her eyes look. I like how soft her eyes look especially with the under eyelashes. Myrelli is also a mater of wiggery! she always has amazing hairstyles and can make so many styles from her hair pieces <3

@mikapiyu

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I had to choose the always cute Mikapiyu! Every time I see her posts on instagram it inspires me and gives me confidence to be myself! She also uses dramatic lenses and was one of the gals that inspired me to get pink lenses. She has recently changed her eye make up style and it looks amazing!

I hope this has inspired you gals as much as it did me! when I was making this post I found so many more images of gals who inspire me with their eye make up so don’t be surprised to see a part two!

blog soon

Amy xx

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Pearls and ♥♥♥♥♥’s

 

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Hi guys! Hope you all are enjoying summer ^^ it’s been super hot here and because of that I wanted to wear some cute dresses to keep me cool. I bought the pink dress off another Gyaru who handmade it herself. It’s inspired by Princess Melody. I bought the white dress before that and was originally going to make white version off it but when I saw the dress I knew I had to have that too! I wanted the white dress to be more casual. Another thing that was really weird is that we bought the same heart gem! Σ(゜ロ゜;)

Also because I’ve been in a pink craze recently so I dyed my ombre hair pink! It makes me feel all cute and I really love my hair now! I feel like myself more.

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Outfit Rundwn
Hair pearls – Ebay
Dress – Self made
Cardigan – TK Maxx
Shoes – An Tai Na

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Since I made this new dress I wanted to try it out straight away! I went for a casual hime look to go with my new dress. I really like this co ord, I think it flows nicely. Plus it looks great with my new cardigan; why must I wear my new clothes straight away haha!

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Every girl loves pearls and I think you can tell I defiantly do! I got these hair pearls which are basically pearls on a wire so me and twinny were playing around with them and came up with this. Ahh it made me feel so princessy! I think I will be doing this again. I can’t wait to use it with some of my hime wigs!

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These were the eyeshadows I used for my eye makeup. I love both of these shadows! I’m so glad I got my hands on Colourpop because I’ve been wanting to try them for so long but they don’t ship to the UK.

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I’m so glad to be continuing project Hime!

Until next time!

Amy x

Sunday, 5 July 2015

shoe strap or belt hole tutorial

 

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Oh no the shoes strap (or belt) doesn’t fit right! it’s too tight or loose and you need more holes, but put that needle or nail away. Today I thought I’d do a mini tutorial about how to put more holes in the way I learnt in footwear classes in college. Unfortunately we measured incorrectly for the ankle strap and its too big, but thanks to my lessons I know an easy way to get a more professional look then using a needle.

What you will need

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1. a heavy duty hollow punch tool for leather (I measured the ankle strap holes and chose 1.5mm which worked great, but you should measure the holes on your shoe/belt) as pictured I purchased mine on ebay very cheaply here
2. A ruler! for measuring the holes and the distance between them
3. A pen or pencil marking tool
4. mallet or hammer
5.work surface or scrap wood you do not mind getting dents on.

And here’s how to do it~!

1. Try on the shoe/belt and mark on the reverse/wrong side where you need the extra holes for it to fit. Then take off the shoe/belt.
2. Using the ruler measure how far the holes are apart and note this down so you can make your new holes spaced apart the same (Mine was 5mm).

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3.  Remembering that measurement mark on the wrong side of your shoe/belt with your pen or pencil in middle (like the already existing holes) spacing them out until you reach your mark you put on earlier to show where it fits (if like mine the fit mark is in the middle just do another hole after it ^^ )

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4. Go to your work surface or get your scrap wood. As you can see the punch leaves dents even if you are light and careful!

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5. Place your shoe/belt down on the surface/ scrap wood so you can easily see the markings you made. (sorry for the shadow, I needed the light on so I could see the markings ^^) you can push down with the hole punch tool so that it leaves a little impression which will let you check that its in the right position. Don’t worry too much about making it perfect and equal~!

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6. Hammer time! But don’t worry its very easy. Hold the hole punch further down and steady it, hammer the tip of the tool with some force. Don’t worry you can remove it and check if you’ve gone all the way through if your nervous but I found it needed some force ^^. Once you punched the hole remove the leather cut out from your tool and move on to the next one until finished.

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And walla! all complete~ don’t worry about any bumps around the holes you just put in they will go away with wear ^^. It might be intimidating to do but in my opinion it gives a much better looking result~! I thought this would be helpful for cosplay as well as general things. Ask away if I wasn’t clear in anything in the comments, I hope this helps ^^

Blog Soon x
Amy

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

An Tai Na shoes review

 

Hi cuties, hope you are all enjoying the summer, we just got back from a holiday so sorry for not posting for a while >< . Now some of you might of noticed we ordered some lolita shoes that fit with Hime very well. These were one of the first things I ordered when building my wardrobe as it became very clear I had no shoes suitable at all~!

We both chose An Tai Na for it’s custom sizing, but when our lolita friend came in wearing them at a photo shoot we were convinced to order since they looked so lovely! Ordering from An Tai Na may look a little confusing with all the customizing and it being a Taoboa shop, but don’t worry, we’ll do a mini guide at the end of the review ^^

Now onto the shoes!

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This is how the shoes were packaged once I got of all the plastic wrapping all over the box (forget to photograph it haha!) The box is a little worn and bent but that doesn’t matter! The lid had my details on it so I didn’t take a photograph but it was reassuring to see all the details. I love that each shoe has its own little bag to keep it safe! I chose EMS by the way ^^ it took 3 weeks for my shoes to be made and shipped over which I think is good. They forgot to email me that my shoes were on the way but it made it a nice surprise!

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The first shoes we ordered are the white bunny heels~! they jumped right out at us when we were looking at all the different shoes and we just had to get them! Of course like all the shoes they are colour customizable so you can choose whatever you like ^^. We chose white to get a more magical look.

Our shoes are customised: White, 4.5cm heel height and are for a shoe size of  27cm ( uk 8 maybe 8 1/2)

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The shoes are very detailed and look even cuter in person! The shoe has had a lot of work into such as the mock lace trim around the shoe which is scalloped and even has little hearts dotted about. The ankle strap matches too and has a large heart buckle on it <3 The fluff ball and the bunny bow are detachable on shoe clips so you can dress down the shoe (and not worry about damaging anything!) over all the shoe is comfortable to wear and feels very secure, I don’t feel like anything will break on them. I love the little heel and the heel height was actually recommended to me as better for my shoe size, which I appreciate their consideration.

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One warning about these shoes is that they turned out to be real fur, so please take this into mind when ordering them.

Over all Review

Design: 5/5
Comfort: 5/5
Quality 4/5 (a few threads but brilliant for the price)
Price: 5/5 $38 US dollars!

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The second shoes we got were the Pink Crown heels ~! These are my staple Hime shoes now. I picked these to be pink but once again there is many different colour options which you can see on the product page as well!

Our shoes are customised: Light Pink, 4.5cm heel height and are for the same shoe size ^^

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When you see the shoe unpacked the crown looks floppy but no fear, when worn  it looks a lot nicer. the crown has cute studs to represent jewels on it too. I chose this shoe as it’s slightly more wearable then the bunny ones and goes with a lot more ^^. I chose the crown shoes as crowns are a frequent symbol in Hime fashion. Unlike the other shoes these have a more round front which gives a different feel.

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Once again the quality of the shoes are great and very comfy, I think I might wear these more than my bunny shoes since I can see them going with more of my wardrobe ^^

Over all Review

Design: 5/5
Comfort: 5/5
Quality 4/5 (not as many threads on this one though)
Price: 5/5 $38 US dollars again~!

So there the shoes I bought ^^ I just bought another pair of a lolita sales comm which I can’t wait to arrive. Their flats and black, had to be sensible this time~! I would definitely recommend buying An Tai Na as they are great quality, very customizable, do a big size range ( even foot sizes bigger than a uk 8) and Have great customer service.

buying guide

For my buying experience I went on their TaoBao store and searched for the shoes I wanted. You can search by heel height which is easy to spot without translating it. You could also translate it for more specific results, but for me I just went through them all as you can change heel height on the shoes.

Once you have found the shoes you want, you can then email their English speaking customer service person, she has very good English and was great at answering my questions. I pasted the urls of the shoes into the email and specified any customising I wanted such as heel height etc.

She’ll then email back asking for your foot size and country. Measuring your foot size is quite easy and if your worried you can ask questions to the customer service.

After this it is just confirming your order details and choosing your shipping, they confirmed the price very early on as well and have multiple shipping options. I chose EMS which for two shoes to England cost around £50, they didn’t email me my shipping code but my order was in the stated time so I have no complaints there ^^.

I hope you found this review useful ^^ An Tai Na shoes for other j fashions as well so check them out! they have some pretty cool platforms and lolita boots which I might look at next

Blog soon
Amy and Clairey xx