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Friday, 18 April 2014

Southampton Day Trip + Outfit!~❤ [Photo Heavy + Info Heavy]

 Hello everyone - long time no see eh? I decided after my last not-so-happifying-post- because of all the touching comments that you guys have wrote on this blog, on my facebook & my emails; that I would carry on with my outfit shots & tutorials. The comments touched me so much & now I feel ever the more confident & you have made me forget & ignore the bad & negative. I shouldn't let the comments get to me!
Thank chu all so much - I wish I could hug you all & personally give my thanks ><

 I thought as a apology for not updating, that I'd share with you my day trip to Southampton! (´・ω・`) I hope you enjoy this post & there will be outfit shots too!

Me & Mum decided to go to Southampton yesterday to make the most of my last few days of holiday before Easter & to make the most of the warm weather we have been having!
Southampton is a lovely place for go if you want to go shopping! They have plenty of stores & malls!

I woke up at 7am to get ready & we left for town at around 9:30 - It gives us plenty of time to get the bus into town & have time to catch the Southampton X7 bus at 10:35 ^^~ 
Yaaaay front row seats! - I love getting the front seats at the top of Double Deckers~~ I can take photos more easily & spy on the people below <丶´Д`> heh.
Goodbye Salisbury
Hello Southampton!
We got there around 12-ish It was warm when we got there! Not as warm as Salisbury because Southampton is near the sea. Its not really the type of sea you can build a sandcastle. It's more dock-y

Like we always do, me & Mum made a beeline straight to the biggest shopping mall West Quay!!
This is just inside the main entrance. It may not look busy here but once everyone gets hungry - it gets super busy!
West Quay is absolutely huge! - I've gotten lost so many times XD I mostly only know the way to the food floor & back to the entrance - ANYTHING FOR FOOD! ;;( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
I found a really interesting stall offering cocktails! - of all colours! I wanted to try just because of the colour! but I hate alcohol!
They had wild cherry, sambucca, rose, lemon, lime, peach & many other flavours  ヽ(゜∇゜)ノ Wild cherry seemed the post popular~
The green & blue caught my eyes the most! - The green is Caipirinha Limette & the blue I cannot remember. They were selling cheap for 100ml & quite pricey for the litre. The Sambucca was £45 for a litre.
I've tried sambucca before - just a sip at a family barbeque. . . IT WAS SO GROSS ㅠㅠ It's like drinking Bonjela! I just stuck to cola & water the rest of the barbeque.

Further in West Quay on high floor in the food area - You have Yo! Sushi, Wagamama, KFC, Mcdonalds, Pizza Hut, Harry Ramsdens & then ones like Spudulike & cafés.
We had good olde' KFC~

We can't eat a bucket between us - Too much food! So we just bought two chicken pieces (for mum), two chips, a chicken fillet for me, a coke & a strawberry shortcake krushem~
 Sorry the pictures are soooo horrible! every table in West Quay dining are always so packed so everyone crams next to eachother on the tables. . So people watched me with my camera <丶´Д`> 
Jeez, taking photos of your food is embarrassing!! I didn't even unwrap the fillet yet XD It's even worse when people watch you eat. I got in a bit of a mess with the sauce & salad on my fillet & had it on my cheeks & PEOPLE SAW щ(ಥДಥщ) WHY?! I find finger food hard to eat okay!? I need knifes & forks @/////@
However. . .Super tasty though! *0* I adore KFC~~

I also like Wagamama & Spudulike - Their tikka jackets are super good & cheap!~ *0* Its a quick yet filling lunch! I had it with my friends ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
While we ate we watched people laden with food trays trying to find places to sit - We kept trying to make room for them to sit on our table (ノ*^▽^)ノ I know how awkward it is trying to find a place~
It got even more packed in the dining area - a Mother had to try to fit 13 people onto a table! yikes
ヽ(o`皿′o)ノ I wondered how that got on?

It's getting busier now!~ - The crowds are coming from the main entrance~

There are not many stores I like to shop in West Quay - I'm a little bit more interested in the gothic shops & anime stores! But they do have a lot of popular stores & little thrift stores. I do love the thrift stores as they might have little treasure of clothing that you can't find for a good price/style in popular stores!
To avoid being bombarded by the crowds, we popped back outside!
There are plenty of things outside too!

 Me & Mum!~
You have these neat little tent shops - most of which is food!
I saw a German sausage stand - Mum bought a garlic sausage from there for cooking! - Asian style foods like curry & noodles, candy, pastries, hotdogs & such~
 A merry-go-round that is always there!~ When I was 10, I got stuck in the stairwell of the little bus XD So embarrassing @/////@
 Southampton Castle~ ( ´∀`)☆ Around the other side is a big old wooden door that is quite run down & broken - I looked in the hole of the door & stared straight in the eye of a pigeon! ;-; I think I scared it more than it scared me . .

Further down the run from West Quay is The Marlands Mall - My favourite! It's not as busy & buzzy as West Quay but has my favourite stores. 
They have different types of stores like Disney Store, beauty stores, fashion & specialty good stores.
Me & Mum like the stores: Underground, Dao & Eyelight.
Underground sells gothic clothing, Eyelight is a little store selling off-brand clothing & Dao is the Southampton version of Salisbury Oricon Anime & Oriental store (also known as Dao).

In Underground
 I was sitting on the benches upstairs! Mum was trying on a really nice pair of Criminal Damage skinny jeans. They are black & with small like rips showing a lace design. - She bought them! They were the only size 24 they had & were £30 - Not bad!
Hihi outfit shot! I will show the outfit properly at the end of the trip photos. I looked quite out of place in that store (´・ω・`) Oh!There' s Mum struggling to put the jeans on while wearing thick socks XD I had to pull them off her in the end so we must've made a huge racket!

Outside of the gothic shop & down the hall is a lift! - I'm not a fan of lifts because the ones at college should be in a horror story! But the Marlands ones are glass & huge!
 You can see my favourite store! Dao - the anime & oriental shop~
The surrounding stalls sell bags & little loving-home treasures plus hats, scarfs, jewellery/piercings & contact lenses!
They don't sell circle lenses like I would wear but they have some pretty designs that are not just costume/cosplay wear!
The anime store! I can spy a miku wig in the top right hand corner! 
I didn't take any pictures inside as it was quite busy & the store is quite small. I didn't want to make anyone feel uncomfortable~
I've practically bought the entire store - just an exaggerationㅋㅋㅋ  - back in Salisbury & this Dao has the same things as the one in Salisbury too. I just bought a new stretcher for my ear~ It was only £4.99!
We had some trouble finding the size I needed! - I'm a five in size & the stretchers in Dao are not arranged by size.We managed to find the correct size by comparing it to my original stretcher~
 I think the stretcher is cute! But now that I look closer at the design. . . it looks like blood cells щ(ಥДಥщ)

I also popped into Eyelights - across from Dao to look at their cute socks! I love over knee socks & they have very cute designs - all for £5.00

They have different colours but some has bows or ribbons or little flowers stitched in *0*
I bought plain white with white ribbons that can be positioned at the side or back:-

After we left Marlands, we went further down the high street to Forbidden Planet! A walk in dream I swear!
They have soooo many merchandise from tv shows, films, animes & much more! I love the Lord of the Rings, The Walking Dead, Adventure Time & Elderscrolls section!
There is even a HUGE Dovahkiin statue *0* LOVE! They have collectable figurines but they are super pricey (£200 +) & they a figurine of the terminator all broken up like in the film Terminator 2! damn cool.
I found true love there. . . a special moment just for me in Southampton. . . & well okay, other people who buy it too!. . .

I nearly cried when I saw him *0*
Probably the closest I'd ever get to hugging Daryl/Norman <丶´Д`> Sigh~
He even has a crossbow! 
He was £10.99 in store & is £9.99 online at the moment if you want to find him HERE
They come in a Rick plush, the bicycle girl & the well walker!~ 

If had £40 spending price & if I went to Forbidden Planet first before any other stores, I would've bought the £40 Daryl Figurine with the motorcycle! - SO TEMPTING!!

I also bought a hat - But where from?? POUNDLAND LOL
We popped into Poundland just to get two bottles of coke - They had a deal of 2 bottles for £1 & Poundland was the closest but then I saw they had cute sun bonnets *0* I couldn't resist!
It's plain I know, but I'm going to decorate it with pastel rose ribbon & fake little roses~

Southampton has a big bridge over the roads! The one you saw in the first Southampton photo~ It's kind of a thing we always have to walk on when we go here~ 

 Up the spiral-ly stairs
First view!
First step on the bridge
Heeeello West Quay!~~ (。・ω・。)ノ
Even higher view on top of this castle part!! I kept pretending I was a grand lady walking up those steps <`∀´>
 The view from the castle!~ The sun went behind a cloud so it looks all Autumny & warm *0* Normally the big ferry is there but not today~ You can see the docks too!  (´∀`)

I went back to the statue to take photos with it. It's a shame the sun hid behind a cloud ;-; It looks grey -ㅅ-
You can see the bows on my socks now (○´∀`○)
I wish I lived in a castle (ノ*^▽^)ノ A big mystery-full one! I think I'd be very happy living in one~

We spent a good few hours in Southampton & we decided to head back to get a bus back to West Quay for apple juice & then catch the bus to Salisbury - for Dad & my Brother must be hungry!
 The Red bus is ours!
Coming. . 

We got the front seats again & I really enjoyed the bus ride back & I took some photos of the view from the window:

 I saw this super pretty pub just as the bus started moving! Isn't it pretty? I forgot the name of the pub but its children friendly~~
This pub was very close to where me & Mum went to see Deathstars live ^▽^ They have mv coming soon *swoon*

Because Southampton is by the sea, the breeze was drying out my skin so I bought this Simple Moisture Boost Hydro Mist in West Quay. Its my first mist & I really quite like it! It instantly moisturises my skin in dry/warm weather & makes my makeup look more dewy~

See saw a very pretty church - But there is no entrance!! ;-;
It was quite lonely on the roads ;-; There were loads of forest roads too! This one reminds me of the Blair Witch Project where they drive through the forest road to begin their hike.
 Does this not remind you of Hazel nut-chocolate whip?! @////@ It looks like it!
Couldn't resist - Let Daryl have a sun bonnet in next series pleeee-assse XD
Back in Salisbury!~ I don't even know how I managed to get such a neck-breaker photo of the Cathedral <`∀´>
I spied a super cute dress when I got off the bus!!!
 But the price made my jaw drop! It's a Ted Baker & was £189 . . .ㅠㅠ Ouch!

For Dinner we popped into Chick-o-Land which is just like a Kebab shop in a way. Yesterday was the first time I try their chicken & they are similar to KFC (only KFC is better shhhh~) Quite good!
Not at all greasy & super golden & tender!~ *0* Not bad for fast food eh?
 Model my sun bonnet (´・ω・`)
We actually enjoyed the Chick-o-Land meal so much that we like the piggy family we are. . . ordered it as take away today . . . guilty - So much fast food! KFC then two round of Chick-o-Land. I crave salad now!!
 Damn claw hand Daddy
Not the most glamorous photo of a burger but this was damn good!! *0* Cannot finish!
Yes, my family are such piggies ヽ(o`皿′o)ノ Cannot help! 

During my trip of Southampton I didn't take photos of my makeup or very clear photos of my outfits so here is my OOTD & FOTD.
As I mentioned way at the start, thank you everyone for giving me so much advice & confidence to start them again~

 I went for a pink& white outfit - I actually wore converses & not these shoes (but they are more quicker to put on . . . I'm lazy ㅠㅠ 

Top - Next
Shorts - H&M
Socks - Eyelight 
Shoes - Ebay I think . . .
My Favourite Photo
Bunny Coat - Ebay~

My Makeup - I did the same makeup I did for Southampton
 Very awkward hand @////@
Etude House Suprise Essence Concealer - Light Beige
Etude House Water Colour Blusher - Excited Lilac
Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow Stick
Simple Moisture Boost Hydro Mist

Etude House Color My Brows - Light Brown
Barry M Eyeshadow Pink
Barry M Eyeshadow Tan
Etude House Dear Girls Cute Eyes Maker
The Face Shop Face it Styling Auto Gel Liner - Edgy Brown
Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Show Off Mascara

Etude House Dear My Neon Tint - Neon Orange
Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick - Strawberry

So glad my hair colour has lasted this long! It makes my face look warmer when it is not sunny *0* 
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That's all today - I'm very happy to be blogging again for you all! I wish you a great weekend everyone & I love you all very much (○´∀`○)

Happy Good Friday!!!
& a brilliant Easter to you all!~


  1. Oooh that looks like it was a lot of fun! :o I didn't even know you are stretching your ears, Kirsten! I used to do it too but I got way too impatient so I stopped at a size 3 or so. OTL I hope you know that you should never leave in stretchers for longer than half an hour or so. Always exchange them for plugs or you could damage your earlobes! I really don't want that to happen. :( Oh and plastic is bad for your ears too!
    Sorry for being condescending but I see so many people with damaged lobes everyday and I don't want that to happen to you.
    Greetings :)

    1. I'm being very careful to look after my lobe!~ I try to take them out as much as possible (ノ*^▽^)ノ Many of my friends had damaged lobes & I really do not want that! >< I'm never going bigger than a five too!
      To be honest, I might take mine out soon, I miss wearing a pair of cute earrings rather than just one! ❤
      Thank chu for taking your time to read such a loooong post! ❤

  2. You're so freaking cute ヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ノ !!!
    So many shops!! ~ I'm so jealous~~ I want the Daryl Dixon plushie (ㄒoㄒ) ♥

  3. I'm so happy that your confident enough again to post blog posts like this ♡ really enjoyed reading this one c: I didn't know that you stretch your lobe, it shocked me a bit (but not in a bad way^^), I never expected that you'd do that^^

  4. Happy that you feel better after that last worrying post >< I don't usually comment on your posts but hope you are alright now ^^ also, Southampton looks nice, though I don't think I will ever go there as I rarely go down south (=﹏=) love your blog btw ^^

  5. You are soooo cute!! ٩꒰ ˘ ³˘꒱۶~♡ And I liked this post, so many nice pictures! Wish I could have time to go somewhere with my mother too!

  6. You are so sweet! What a lovely post :)
    Seems like you had a really fun day!
    I wish you all the best, darling ^^


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