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    Affordorable.com

    is a virtual space where Liyana Aris documents her evolving modest personal style, which is based on the art of looking casually stylish while still remaining modest and doing it all on a budget; about 93% of her closet are filled with affordable things. (PS: The remaining 7% has a lot to do with her secret addiction to Adidas shoes and her occasional splurges on discounted high-end bags and clutches, shhh.) [+]
    31.1.15 .

    I'm quite a visual person so Instagram is definitely my favourite form of social media. Is it your favourite as well?
    Don't forget to look for @theliyanaaris and follow me on Instagram! xo

    // Rings and perspective // Selfie with a fun poster // Playing my latest favourite game, Citadels // Celebrating my niece's birthday at FRIM's waterfall

     // January Babies // Greatly mismatching //  Orange wall // Latest fave kitschy clutch //

    // Lobster for my 5th year wedding anniversary // Swirls backdrop // Coconut-lovin' // S <3 //

    Keep up with me at http://instagram.com/theliyanaaris/



    follow @theliyanaaris on Instagram

    31.1.15 .

    I'm quite a visual person so Instagram is definitely my favourite form of social media. Is it your favourite as well?
    Don't forget to look for @theliyanaaris and follow me on Instagram! xo

    // Rings and perspective // Selfie with a fun poster // Playing my latest favourite game, Citadels // Celebrating my niece's birthday at FRIM's waterfall

     // January Babies // Greatly mismatching //  Orange wall // Latest fave kitschy clutch //

    // Lobster for my 5th year wedding anniversary // Swirls backdrop // Coconut-lovin' // S <3 //

    Keep up with me at http://instagram.com/theliyanaaris/



    30.1.15 .

    There are makeup products that I buy and feel somewhat impartial towards, and then there are makeup products that I feel like I would baby and treasure forever and ever.

    This Maybelline liquid liner? It might have just earned its place in the latter category.


    Because, I mean, just look at the beautiful blue hue:


    If you're not a fan of electric blue as I am, you might be feeling like this liquid liner is not all that great but for me, it's a big winner. Priced at a mere RM 19.90? No contest, babes.

    But is there ever a makeup product that is a perfect ten? Let's list down the good and the bad of Electro Shock:

    27.1.15 .

    Tsukiji Market is hands down the must-visit place in Tokyo, y'all. I'm going to stress my point by saying this in capital letters: MUST. VISIT.

    I don't know how else to convey the message that it is a compulsory place to visit if you're ever going to Tokyo, other than probably sharing a bunch of photos Shah and I took while we were there.

    But of course, I maybe have jumped the gun here. What is Tsukiji Market, exactly, and why should anyone visit it? Before I answer in words, I'm going to answer in photo form:


    OK, back to words now. Tsukiji Market, or Tsukiji Fish Market, is an actual market which sells normal market things like seafood and veges and fruits.
    Eh, you say. Sounds like my regular weekly market, you say.
    But that's where you're wrong, because of course it isn't regular.

    26.1.15 .

    It's been over a month since I left Tokyo's cold winter. I've always preferred the hotness and humidity of Malaysia but I find myself missing dressing up in layers.

    I found this fuzzy oversized zebra cardigan on the sales rack at H&M and I knew I was meant to have it; it was the perfect addition to any winter outfit, I feelso cosy and warm.


    21.1.15 .

    Bold, bright blues are making a big comeback as a big colour trend in the makeup world recently, as previously seen on the models strutting in Marc by Marc Jacobs show and on Jennifer Hudson at the AMA. I'm excited that it's seeping into 2015 because I happen to be a sucker for anything electric blue (e.g. that sweater and my background wall), which means I'm definitely jumping on the bandwagon!


    I just watched an old movie that I've always loved called Strictly Ballroom, a 1992 dance movie in which some of the characters had all these bright blue eyeshadow on. The blues were so bright but yet they all looked quite fashionablein the gaudiest way possible, I suppose! You just name any blue hueturquoise, azure, cobalt blue—and you could probably find all shades of blue eyeshadows in that movie.

    For what felt like the longest time, everyone was saying how tacky blue eye makeup is but isn't it funny and incredibly awesome how the blues have now made a grand entrance in the makeup world again?


    Here I'm using the Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner in Electro Shock; I'm not sure if I would ever have the guts to pull of bright blue eyeshadow all over the lid so for me, a thick bright blue liner would be sufficient. Other easy ways to do the trend without using a liquid liner is to smudge blue eye pencil around the eyes, or you could just wet a small angled brush and dip it into a blue shadow and line above your lids.

    I'm kind of into matching blue and orange together so I might match a swipe of blue liner with a bright orange lippie next time. A bit much? Sounds a little crazy, but we'll see how that goes...


    So what do you think? Would you ever try out the blue eye makeup trend yourself?

    17.1.15 .

    Dreaming of the day I would visit Disneyland again... 
    Really, I'd take any Disneyland. Any of them.

    I don't know if it's the same with everyone else but Disneyland has to be one of those places that guarantees love at first sight.

    Always wanted to be Jessica Rabbit, after all

    Tipo Torta!

    Getting frisky with one of the Queen's Playing Cards

    This magical-tasting confectionary is called Tipo Torta. I tried Googling about the origin of this pastry but couldn't find any proper info on it, so I'm just going to assume its birthplace is Tokyo Disneyland itself. I was UHBSESSED with the strawberry-cream flavoured one!

    Food was surprisingly delicious!


    Looking back at these photos, it feels like it was all a dream. I guess they would serve as a reminder that I really did actually stepped inside The Kingdom of Dreams and Magic...

    Click here and head over to Part I to see the rest of my Tokyo Disneyland photos.
    16.1.15 .

    It was a happy birthday for me on Tuesday!


    Eating is such a big part of my annual celebrations. For my birthday this year, Shah brought me to Mandarin Oriental in KL for its buffet dinner and I have to say, the food was De. Li. CIOUS. I've never been one to take photos of food, I'm much too shy, but I wish I had at least snap some photos of the desserts! They have THE best chocolate mousse and cheesecake ever.

    15.1.15 .

    I am a complete sucker for Disneyland. Send me to any Disneyland with Shah and my day is made.

    Even though we stayed in Tokyo for a full month, we could only limit one day for Tokyo Disneyland. We were originally supposed to be in Tokyo for only two weeks though, which meant we almost didn't get to go to Disneyland so one day is more than we could ask for!

    I wish my photo-taking skills were better but as there were so many rides to go on and things to see, it was really all about snap-and-go-and-click-and-go. I have quite a number of photos to share so I'll be splitting my Tokyo Disneyland post into two. Hope you like the photos!

    I was OBSESSED with Who Framed Roger Rabbit so I was pretty much exhilarated when I discovered that Tokyo Disneyland had Toontown! Major excitement!!!



    One ubiquitous thing I notice in Tokyo is girls love to be matchy-matchy with their girlfriends. I saw many sets of similar-dressed girls in Disneyland itself but I especially love these three girls' style!


    To see more photos of Tokyo Disneyland, click here to go to Part II!
    10.1.15 .

    It has been said that Nijubashi Bridge is "the most photographed scene in Japan". I almost didn't even visit the bridge but I'm really, really glad Shah dragged me over there, because (1) the bridge does look pretty magnific, and (2) the walk to the bridge from the train station offered some pretty gorgeous views. 

    We were especially lucky as it had been raining earlier that day and the sun that came out afterwards cut through the thin fog that seemed poised over the whole scene, making everything appear extra lively yet bewitching...


    A short documentation of sorts of my on-foot journey, which has now taken us to the bridge...


    Shah and I had a relatively quiet and romantic walkup until a bus load of tourists pulled up, that is. It all turned out fine in the end since we haven't forgotten that we're tourists too, and we just had to have a fellow tourist took one cheesy (but hopefully sweet) touristy-couple photo ourselves, with the bridge as our backdrop: