Liyana
Modest Style Blogger
Maximalist at heart, minimalist by experiment
Disniac + Colour chaser

No 44 Champs Élysées

This t-shirt actually means something to me, considering the countless times I went to visit the number 44 store on Avenue des Champs Élysées. To think that I've been to what is probably the most famous boulevard in the world, I mean, it was ages ago and feels like a dream now...

It's weir…

Easy (and Lazy!) French Toast


Girl wants French toast, girl makes some. These are SO easy to do and takes too little time to do.
(And if you live in Malaysia, guess what, I didn't even use any fancy bread. Gardenia wholemeal slices are my homegirls.)

Bag on a Denim Bag

A little quirk, a little bit kitsch—always my cup of tea. On a side note, I do love tea, addicted to it, actually. I also seem to have an addiction for impractical bags...
I was window-shopping in Shibuya 109 when I saw a chain white bag that has a print of a bag on it (Chanel-like, uh huh) hangin…

Natural Exfoliation Using River Sands and Beads

It's odd, but this natural way to exfoliate was the one thing that I truly remember from the number of camping trips I took when I was a scout (or as we call it, "Pengakap") in primary school. I did learn a few other things, like: (1) I enjoy the occasional jungle-trekking, (2) I love bathing in river water, (3) I don't like sleeping in tents, and (4) I hate leeches. But if there is one lesson that I've taken with me from my camping experience to this day, it was to recognise river sands and beads as nature's exfoliators.

Whenever I get the chance to experience the delicious taste of cold river water, I take the opportunity to get some exfoliating done as well; I suppose the metaphor "Kill two birds with one stone" might just be appropriate here. This could be done at any nature's body of water that has sands and beadseven at your favourite beachbut shallow river is just my favourite, like the place I visited here.

It's so super simple to do that you simply must just give it a go the next time you're near some natural sands and beads. Here's how:

Pick up some of the sands and beads from the river bed. Please make sure there are no foreign object amongst them to be safe.

MAC Matte Lipstick Lady Danger


That fire-engine red colour, I mean, seriously, Lady Danger is a force to be reckoned with. It's a shade so bold and beautiful that I couldn't help but fall in love with itbut then it TOTALLY intimidates me at the same time.

Let's break The Good and The Bad of MAC Matte Lady Danger, shall we?:

Here, Kitty Kitty

These adorable cat ears sunglasses are definitely one of my top favourite things to come out of my second Tokyo trip.
I've always been a little bit of a hoarder, in the sense that I buy clothes and accessories and store them away in my closet, only putting them to good use weeks and even month…

One Lazy Weekend, Same Three Accessories

Hey, everyone repeat their clothes and accessories, right? Only we don't all like to admit it, especially if you own a style blog...
It was this outfit, consisting of the blazer with the faux leather sleeves, that I wore on Saturday. It felt like a really lazy perfect weekend (or is that perfe…

That Blazer with Faux Leather Sleeves

That's one thing I can scratch off my wishlist!

It was between a denim jacket with faux leather sleeves or—actually, no, I really did want a denim jacket with faux leather sleeves. I saw some affordable ones but none felt right on me. 
Then I saw this blazer and I didn't even know I wanted…

New Old Look For Affordorable.com

Hi guys,
So after the whole missing posts debacle, I had decided my blog should have a template as plain as possible; hence, the previous black and white look. I had contemplated leaving my blog that way but I just missed my old grey-red-pink look I had before so much, so what you're seeing is…

Leopard Joggers + Pink Boots

My last day in Tokyo was a bittersweet one...can't quite explain why. Perhaps I was sad about leaving Tokyo at a time that was so near to the time of blooming sakuras, but I was happy when reminiscing the journey throughout my second Tokyo trip. And maybe because I don't know when I will g…

Electric Blue Mote Mascara Curl Base

One of the best purchases I made in Tokyo was this sleek electric blue Mote Mascara.

There were five newly-released Mote Mascara but the blue-black colour of the formula in this blue tube was what got me hooked. Girls loves theblue eye makeup trend after all! This mascara is targeted to those who …

Varsity Jacket + Florals

Maybe I could say the varsity jacket is the boyfriend jacket and floral t-shirt is the girlfriend top? And L is for Liyana, of course.
Four minutes until the train to Shibuya would come...

Varsity jacket: Factorie   |   Floral t-shirt: Zara   |   Cotton joggers: Cotton On   |   Fringed sneakers: Ad…

Barbie Girl In My Own World

You know what, I don't remember having an attachment to Barbie dolls when I was a little girl. I remember playing with them whenever I was over at my neighbour's house, but that's about it; I was always more of a kitchen-set kind of girl.
So I cannot explain why I chose to buy this Zar…

Beauty Routine With Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner & Special Healing Powder

I don't know why but beauty products that are used by celebrities have always appealed to me. That probably makes me a little bit of a—for want of a better word—sucker, but we are talking about people who are mostly picture-perfect with basically flawless skin, so whatever they use must usuall…

LA In Tokyo

Having the same initials as one of the major cities in the world does have its perks! It makes finding a cool sweater that coincidentally has my initials on it a lot easier.
Pairing the sweater with my favourite fuzzy zebra print cardigan, my favourite black jeans, my favourite ankle boots, and my…

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