Time away.

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I took some time off blogging to sort my life out.

It has been almost a whole year since my last update. A lot has changed, but most important things stayed the same. It has been the most difficult year in my life so far, for sure. I’m really grateful that I am still able to express myself here.

I will definitely restart blogging again. 🙂

 

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New Discoveries for 2016

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Happy new year!

The first week of 2016 has been so laid back and relaxing, which gave me some Me Time to explore whatever I feel like to. I’m gonna share some of my new discoveries for 2016. Probably you would like them too. You never know 😛

SNOW has been my new favourite app (Android version click here ). It’s basically a Korean version of snapchat. But with a whole lot more of selfie lenses to choose from. I realised snapchat has started to charge users for the use of certain selfie lenses, while SNOW is completely free and it does allow people to download the videos or pictures you created (so you can send it to friends on other platforms). See an example of the selfie lenses below:

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My new favourite Youtuber has to be Cara Wu!!! I started following her initially on Instagram randomly. Cara is based in Taiwan and that makeup skill she’s got is heavenly amazing! This girl is soooooo talented! I’m so thrilled she started her own Youtube channel!! Yey!!! I couldn’t believe she is a self taught makeup artist! Only if I could teach myself that well. ^^ I literally started to put makeup step by step just by following her tutorials. I never used to buy nude lipsticks until I saw how she used them. And since then I’ve been obsessed with nude and matte lipsticks.

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And the new fav food place is Urban Angle Edinburgh. My friends and I tried to get some brunch in Urban Angle a few weeks ago, but the place was packed and we had to wait for an hour to get a table. So we gave up and didn’t got in the first time. Then, it was the Christmas brunch date with my colleagues that finally got me some taste of Urban Angel. 😀 I have to say the French toast is to die for! I will have to go back and try some more food for definite.

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Wish everyone a wonderful new year ahead! Wherever you are and whoever you are, don’t stop chase after your dreams. 🙂

Till next time!

xx

Yi.

 

 

BLACK ALL THE WAY

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Hello people! It’s been a long time since our Lookbook Post. Sorry for the delay. The temperature is dropping drastically and we are finally seeing some sunshine after god knows how long in Edinburgh. I am so excited to welcome winter in town. Winter is my personal favourite season because I can wear multiple layers and cover up all the insecurities I have on my body. The fluffy feeling of knits gives me another reason to stay cosy and enjoy the season while holding a hot cup of tea in your hands.

I am feeling extremely comfortable wearing all blacks especially in winter. Black is supposed to absorb the heat for me and help me stay warm. While this look only has one colour, the textures are different for each item from head to toe. This knit dress may look plain with a leather jacket covering every details. But when you get indoors and take the jacket off, cute white patterns around shoulder area can show off its uniqueness for you. If you are feeling such clothing piece being too basic, your choice of accessories can help to own the look for yourself, transform it to the extraordinary that you desire. I am such a sucker for hats, I can’t resist to all kinds of hats, this one in particular is adding that soft lady-look towards the punk leather feeling from my jacket and shoes. With the perfect set of studs that are showing different logos on each side, my look is complete. Ta dah~

Ooops, forgot to mention the silver mi-pac backpack I got from ASOS. It’s an absolute treasure to me as it can hold literally everything inside, and still be super light to carry around. Bonus point of the bag is its waterproof nature. I have been using this backpack non-stop since the day I got it. You never know when rain drops gonna ruin your books or laptops in your bag, better be prepared for it (especially when you are in the UK)!

 

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好久沒更新lookbook啦!最近愛丁堡持續一週七天雨,空氣濕度100%,出門凍成狗的節奏,finally!本週六我們迎來了陽光登登登登!冬天是Yi同學最愛的季節,因為可以穿很多層衣服來遮肉肉哈哈,好好享受穿著毛茸茸的毛衣,捧著一杯熱茶,靜靜看一本書的冬季時光吧。

黑色是冬季穿搭很適合的顏色,不為別的,就因為它吸熱保暖啊!!!雖然這身look都是黑色,可是仔細看,每件都有自己的小特色喔。皮外套可能遮蓋了黑色毛衣裙的亮點,但是當你在室內脫掉外套後,裙子肩膀處別出心裁的黑白花紋完全可以襯托出你的與眾不同喔。當然,如果你覺得這一身略顯單調或過於簡單,記得加上自己偏愛的配飾搭配出屬於你自己的風格。Yi同學是個瘋狂的帽子控,各種款式帽子一應俱全。這款黑色妮子帽恰巧為整個朋克機車風添了一份柔和與少女~最後,再加上一副精緻的耳釘,這兩隻bling bling的耳釘還各有不同的圖案喔。
還有一個女生出門不可或缺的配飾——包包!Yi同學背上了她剛從ASOS上買到的銀色mi-pac。這款書包兼具能裝東西和亮眼好看兩大功能,btw,它竟然還防水!還能要求更多麼?!生活在英國的同學們,你們知道防水有多重要吧⋯⋯

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Step by Step Transition to a Zombie Bride

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This time of the year again! Crazy Halloween season is so much fun. We will show you a simple zombie bride look with the easiest steps that everyone can master. I’ve just used some basic makeup tools with one zombie bride costume from amazon and play with them!

萬聖節就要來啦,教大家一個非常簡單好上手的殭屍新娘妝喔!用自己平時的彩妝工具就能畫成!最後加上一套amazon上淘來的costume就大功告成!準備好和朋友們一起high了嗎?!

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a Piece of Denim for Autumn

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In the blink of an eye autumn in Edinburgh slipped away. We captured the red leaves with the Oversized Denim Jacket just before real winter kicks in. Autumn is never dull with all the layers you missed during summer time. This denim jacket literally can go with anything you throw on. Here I’ve layered the denim over a black hoodie with cutest pattern ever. This denim piece have been my everyday go to jacket for this autumn. As for my hair, the baseball cap just comes in so handy when you have a bad hair day. Plus, when it’s super windy outside (as you get a lot of crazy windy days in Scotland), the cap helps me to put my hair in place no matter how insane the wind is. My recent favourite accessories is the pair of skull earrings. It’s such a statement piece to show your personality.

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雖然愛丁堡的夏天並不炎熱,但是你還是可以感覺出秋天來了的。最明顯的變化就是逐漸變紅的葉子了。事實是這些紅葉真心活了不到兩週吧,現在已經逐漸掉落了。天氣慢慢變冷,小外套對於秋天來說是絕對不可缺少的,牛仔材質的外套可以說是幾乎百搭了。這裡穿的黑色上衣有很多可愛的小細節(請看圖片咯),比如紅唇,披薩,還有超級可愛的雲朵在領口位置。黑色上衣加上oversize的牛仔有一種假小子的feel。可是女生的特性還是可以從帽子上的蕾絲紋路體現出來的。最近還超級迷戀耳朵上的骷髏小耳釘,因為從來不對甜美淑女風感冒。也許未來會嘗試淑女風,但是趁現在還年輕,讓我多當一會兒假小子吧!!

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Fancy some Thai cuisine?

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This is our third time here at Chaophraya Edinburgh. As much as I don’t want to make this sound like a Tripadvisor review, the whole experience in this restaurant is just magical. From the interior decor to the food itself, I can’t think of any negative aspects about it. When we visited the first time, this Thai street pancake WOWed us big time. You don’t get to see green pancakes everyday, do you? The second time I was amazed by Chaophraya Wild Tea (it’s actually a cocktail). The drink is a mixture of Absolut Wild Tea Vodka, Elderflower Cordial, fresh apple juice and lemon juice. You can even choose to have egg white in the cocktail (imagine that )!! I personally love trying new things, so, why not? That king prawn fried rice served in a pineapple container is THE DISH you have to try! I came back the third time just for the fried rice. I attempted to make this fried rice at home but it’s just not the same. Wonder where did I go wrong. If you are lucky enough come here on a sunny day and being seated in the glass box, you can have an amazing view of the Edinburgh Castle while dining. Be prepared to book your table in advance though, weekends here can be packed with customers. Till next time 🙂

為了圓YI同學想吃一份專業(她曾嘗試過自製,味道不忍多說)菠蘿飯的夢,我們又一次來到了chaophraya泰國餐館。

  • 座標位置:33 castle street,Edinburgh      靠窗的座位可以看到城堡美景噢
  • 很有特色長的像奏摺一樣的菜單 (也可能很像未來的iphone 50==)
  • 點單推薦:
    1. 蝦仁菠蘿炒飯
    2. 雞肉椰汁濃湯
    3. 泰國 pandan pancake

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Hello!

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So, here we go!

But first thing first: Hello World! Greetings from two chubby girls!

We (Yi & MissLin) love getting style tips and inspirations from all kinds of social media sites, especially in this digital era, when smart phones are basically our shadows following us everywhere. As we just finished our master’s degree in the university and yet to find a permanent job for a living, some designer brands are out of our league financially. However, the pursue of beauty does not necessarily mean we must have designer fashion pieces, it is still possible to create our own style with what we have got. Sometimes people may be overwhelmed by the brand effect of an item, for example, purchasing a designer bag with £££££ just for the sake of the designer logo on top. We would try to value things from our own view, regardless of the market hype. Wearing the clothes that suit us, rather than what other people are buying.

While there are tonnes of beauty and fashion gurus out there on Instagram and YouTube, we hardly ever see anyone with chubby figures. We are not the kind of skinny girls that you see on social media everyday, yet we don’t qualify for plus-size. When both skinny and plus-size have their own piece of stake in the modelling industry, what about us?  Chubby Crispy hopefully will became the source of styling inspiration for girls just like us, the inbetweeners.

To be honest, we aren’t supposed to be ashamed of being chubby. But the society where we grew up in still do not appreciate non-skinny beauty. Harsh comments on our appearance from all kinds of people can sometimes be really hard to bear with. We did try to lose weight through a lot of methods such as going to the gyms everyday and dieting constantly. The end result is us being slimmer for a little while and then eventually we got back to our own shape. Maybe it is meant to be that way, maybe being chubby is the way out. It took a while for us to accept us as who we are, but we did it. Chubby Crispy embraces everybody’s individualities. To be two little healthy and happy chubby girls, we won’t stop hitting the gym just because we accepted our shapes.

Chubby Crispy won’t be complete without any foodie adventures! From today onwards, we will share with everyone about fashion, about beauty and about yummy foodie! Maybe till next year this time, the blog would still be viewed by just two of us. But we will try to keep it going! Thanks for reading this, whoever you are, thank you!


學業暫告一段落,閒來無事的兩人 (Yi & MissLin) 決定開始blogging咯!

俗語雲,愛美之心,人皆有之。作為兩個小胖妞,我們也不例外喔!我們熱衷於刷YouTube,Instagram,微博等社交網站,來搜尋各種有關fashion的信息。作為學生,我們是不會當然也沒有能力投入大筆資金來購買奢侈昂貴的item啦。同時,我們也秉持著同一個價值觀——就是追求適合自己的,自己鍾意的item,而非追求logo與品牌。

社交網站給了我們很多關於個人style的靈感和四處迸發的idea,可是當打開Instagram,我們發現很多look都是建立在model本身擁有完美身材的基礎上,這讓作為小胖妞的我們很苦惱啊~所以我們決定開一個blog,希望可以分享一些我們的看法,給那些身材不那麼完美(俗稱:微胖界)的你們,希望可以給你們一些靈感與鼓勵!

老實說,我們兩個從小就沒有真正意義上瘦過的女生,在現今這個看臉看身材的社會,心靈也是備受打擊呢。嘗試過許多減肥方法,瘦瘦胖胖過好幾回,最終,here we are。既然無法阻止自己追逐美食的步伐,我們慢慢得接受了這樣的自己,畢竟不是每個人都有每天吃草生活的毅力和決心,外界的美食誘惑怎能抵擋得了~~當然,我們也會去gym,為了做兩個健康快樂的小胖妞喔!

Chubby Crispy以後會po一些我們喜歡的穿衣style,美妝tips,當然少不了我們熱愛的美食,也會穿插我們的生活趣事噢!我們很開心可以分享這些,也希望給看到這些的你們帶來樂趣!

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