How I Make Full Use of My Wardrobe to Save Money on Clothes

When I was young, I didn’t think about it. Some days were shopping days with mom and I could buy one or two pieces of clothing here and there. If I went out once a week, it could easily amount to 4-8 clothes a month! But, as children, you don’t really think about it. All clothes were mostly discounted or were considered the best deals we could get, and we often went to thrift stores.

Nevertheless, when I became a university student and had to live on my own with a very limited budget, I realised that buying things other than food and other essentials were life-and-death situations. And since spending time out with my friend were more valuable to me, shopping for clothes became a luxury, an occasional wimp, an accessory to kill boredom.

After almost 3 years, I finally have a bit more freedom on my spending, since I’ve been saving up, but habits die hard; so here are 3 things I did to make full use of what I had in my closet, so that I didn’t feel the urge to buy more clothes:

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On How I Discovered My True Personal Fashion Style | Thanks K-POP

I feel that it’s been a while since I wrote a personal personal post, like when I used to ramble about my #OOTD or what I bought today or basically what is going on in my life… and this post is going to be something of that sort. I’m literally typing this in the middle of the night, instead of focusing on my exams revision, without any plans, impulsively. I usually prefer it if readers can take away something valuable out of my posts, but I’m not sure about this one, where it is going to go… haha, anyway if you enjoy ramblings, read on.

Here’s the gist:

It came to me like an epiphany. I finally discovered what my true and all-time personal fashion style was. Like, the core of my style. And it hit me… while I was watching BLACKPINK:

For someone who never listens to k-pop, how did I end up watching this in the first place??? Well, it’s all thanks to the Fine Brothers and their latest react video. I always tend to go check the music videos they react to just because I’m curious…

I sincerely have no idea how my train of thoughts work so fast but somehow, watching this video made me think about the clothes I saw at the mall today as I was passing by some clothing stores, then made me stand up and walk to my closet to open it and check out my clothes. Well, I believe there is some association… since I was really impressed with the colourful funky style these Korean girls were pulling off.

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Halloween Edition | How I Did My Makeup In High School #Challenge

That featured image up there is so cringe-worthy… If you have been sticking around, reading this blog since the beginning of time (i.e. 2011), then you might remember that I used to have quite a peculiar… goth style. I mean, come on, it’s An Evil Nymph (although there are other reasons why I called my blog that way).

Anyway, Happy Halloween! It’s that time of the year again, when I’m finally able to unleash my dark sides to the world without anyone judging! I remember, back when I had just started this blog, I wrote a few fashion/makeup posts, especially those special ones for festivities, such as Halloween… (do you guys remember that I also used to have a makeup blog right before this one?)

As the years went by, my craze for goth and makeup in general died down… and I had stopped ‘dressing up’ for Halloween (since we don’t officially celebrate it on this side of the world) and in university, it was worse because Halloween fell during the exam period! Like right now!

However, I saw this tag trend on YouTube recently about beauty vloggers re-creating their high school makeup look and eventually talking about how horrible their makeup styles were back then… and it dawned on me that this was a totally do-able makeup challenge (especially because I don’t have to buy anything)! So I was like, I should definitely do it one day. Then, I remembered that my style back in high school days was quite goth (i.e. Halloween-y)… and at the same time, I remembered that my boyfriend told me (after stalking through my old Facebook profile pictures!!!) that if he had met me back then, he would still have had a huge crush on me because he used to be into goth girls…

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What I Hate/Love About Living In Malaysia

Hey everyone!!! If you were wondering, no my Malaysian plane didn’t crash!

I just took my time to settle and adapt to the new environment… and finish all the paperwork concerning the fact that I’m an international student.

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And now I’m free until Wednesday! (when classes will started)

So, the last time I was in Malaysia, I was there as a tourist, but upon arriving last week I realised that being a tourist and being a temporary resident are entirely different! Obviously, the latter is the hardest one. Thus, instead of 10 Awesome Things I did in Malaysia (my 2 year old post), here’s a more balanced post about things I love but also things I actually don’t like at all here (yes I was so stunned that such a list could even exist for Malaysia!).

Since I like to be optimistic, I’ll start with the ‘bad news’ first 😉

WHAT I HATE ABOUT LIVING IN MALAYSIA

1. THE CLIMATE!

It is way too hot and way too dry, and if you are easily dehydrated like me… it will be really hard to adapt to that suffocating air that I have to breathe everyday when I’m not in an air-conditioned room. I actually had a lot of difficulty breathing properly for the first few days (with some level of dizziness as well) and it scared me, because I thought I would never be able to go out, eat out in the streets where everything is cheaper (which is awesome for a student like me with a budget) and better in taste (if you love local food like me)! However after one week… I feel much better (no more respiratory problems so far) and I think in one month I’ll be even more at ease going outside.

Tip: drink a lot of water!!! And I also leave my window open especially at night to let air flow in and out… (unfortunately my air-con usage is limited where I live at the moment so…)

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Merry Halloween! | Edition 2013

Of course, An Evil Nymph never misses Halloween, and you’ve been a follower since I started this blog, you are well aware that although I don’t get to properly celebrate Halloween because it is not a tradition or even an event in my country, Mauritius, I always find something Halloween-y to do.

In 2011, on the first Halloween I ever celebrated on this blog, I dressed up as a witch/druid/Wiccan girl and in 2012, I simply wore black and orange, the orange part being a DIY ‘An Evil Nymph’ tank top, and now in 2013 I’m going to dress up as a modern medieval lady/princess! As such:

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In fact I have to go out today because I’m being issued my national ID card – so I’m officially an adult as from today 😉 And it’s luckily fallen on Halloween’s day!

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