Friday, 27 April 2012

Day O1 - When did you start dressing Gyaru?

So me and the lovely Alice decided to create Gyaru 30-day meme together! We did this by mixing together a few existing memes and then changing them for Gyaru~
And you are more than welcome to use it! :3 Just give us some credit tehehe~

We're going to do it every three days instead due to our busy schedule, and today is "When did you start dressing Gyaru?"

I stumbled across Gyaru when I decided that Lolita was not the best fashion for me. I just couldn't see myself wearing it in public, and even though I found it beautiful I just felt uncomfortable after I tried it out a couple of times. I wished that I could wear it with the confidence that other Lolitas had, and I didn't have the support from my family whenever I did try it on...
Luckily I didn't even wear it properly and didn't really own any Lolita items, so it was easy for me to leave the fashion. I started wearing clothes that were girly and that led me onto my craze for Hello Kitty.

For two years I wasn't in any kind of fashion, just floating away and wearing whatever clothes that I could get my hands on, so most of the time I was just wearing jeans and t-shirts. Nothing special really. Then - I can't really remember how - I was just surfing on Google when I came across another fashion; Hime gyaru. I reminded me so much of Lolita but then I realised that there was another substyle called Hime-kei which I could possibly wear. I decided to research further and found all of the other substyles of Gyaru, and fell in love with it straight away.

It was because I could actually wear Gyaru that made me love it, and I was amazed by their makeup and hair. But I still had the n00bness in me and thought that I could get away with wearing BARELY ANY MAKEUP OTL

How the hell did I call this Gyaru? o_O sdkgjbskdjfbgf . 

Unfortunately I was like this for a while -_- But then I finally began to make some improvement when I had my first ever advice from Kogal Panel.

From then on I decided that I actually really liked this fashion, and started to get pretty serious. I started doing a lot of research for more tutorials and magazines and started to try out casual styles. That's when I started talking to Amelie who was my first ever Gyaru friend :D And she helped me out a crap load! After a couple of weeks I was then part of Delight - a UK Gyarusa that has now unfortunately disbanded - and did my best to improve even more.

Trying out bottom lashes for the first time!

That's when I bought my first pair of Japanese lashes, and that changed the way I did my make entirely! I began to focus more on trying out different styles and shades of eyeshadow. I also experimented with different hair styles and bought more clothes.

For a couple of months I changed my style from Hime-kei and casual Gyaru to a more dramatic side of things. That's when it became my anniversary in Gyaru... Which has just passed 3 or 4 months ago ^^ So this is a picture of where I am now!:

T h e  O t h e r  D a y s 
Day 01 – When did you start dressing gyaru?
Day 02 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts  
Day 03 – What’s your best and worst experience with non-gyarus?
Day 04 - A picture of a memorable night
Day 05 – What do you love and dislike about gyaru?
Day 06 - A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 07 – Your favourite accessories that you own. (a.p)
Day 08 - A picture of something you wish you were better at
Day 09 – Your wish list. (a.p)
Day 10 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
Day 11 – If you could have any dress for free what would it be? (a.p)
Day 12 - A picture of someone who has made a huge impact on your life.
Day 13 – Name the best websites for gyarus.
Day 14 - A picture that makes you laugh.
Day 15 – What’s your gyaru inspiration? (a.p)
Day 16 - A picture of your typical night.
Day 17 – Show a photo for every year (or month if you’re new) that you’ve being into gyaru.
Day 18 - A picture of your favorite memory.
Day 19 – Share your best tips.
Day 20 - A picture of your most treasured item.
Day 21 – How did you come across gyaru?
Day 22 – Take a picture of your wardrobe.
Day 23 – Is there local gyarus in your area? If so where and how many.
Day 24 – Are you a lifestyle gyaru? (If not will would you?)
Day 25 – Worst hair/wig experience.
Day 26 – What do you wear when you are not in gyaru?
Day 27 – Did you ever consider leaving gyaru?
Day 28 – What do you think will and would like to happen to gyaru in the future?
Day 29 – The gyaru items you have brought over the past 29 days. (a.p)
Day 30 – Take a beautiful picture of you in gyaru

That's all for now! I'm going to be posting a sponsored review for circle lenses in my next post, so keep an eye on it for me? ;D



  1. Great meme, looking forward to seeing the rest of the days :)
    and you have made such great improvments, Im loving your current style !

  2. your head changes with the evolution of your style. I love it now!

  3. Olol, I remember the VERY first time I saw you post in the everyday_gyaru community on LJ. (Excuse my weirdness, but I only lurk. Too scared to attempt gyaru fashion every day.) You have definitely progressed a lot. Even as someone who is not gyaru but only an admirer or gyaru, I think it's obvious how dedicated you were to making the change. I admire you a lot. ^^

  4. Even without all the false lashes, you were super pretty. Now that you have the makeup pretty much perfectly down, you look even better.

    Since I'm pretty new to you blog, I wonder what you are, like your heritage? Do you have any asian in you? Your eyes are so pretty ! !

  5. Awh thank you so much! :D That means a lot~
    I'm half Chinese ^^ Thank yooou! :D

  6. Ahahaa I was such a n00b back then D: Awh thank you so much! :D
    That makes me so happy to hear that you admire me >//<

  7. Me too! I'm really excited~ Thank you so much :D

  8. Hmm this 30 day meme seems interesting! Looking forward to the rest ^^ And you are such a pretty girl, I have seen your improvements! You will keep getting better, I know it!

  9. That's wonderful!!
    I have the same idea on lolita,too.I wish I could wear something that cute in public but I can't.
    But well,even I turned to himegyaru instead,it's still too flashy for ppl living here XD

  10. Great improvement. you've been really into that style~! I think you have just the right features to be a gyaru <:

  11. Awh thank you very much! :D <3

  12. Thank you so much doll!
    I'm glad I'm not the only one~ It is a really pretty style, but not really for me D:
    Yeah that's true :P I wanted to be a Himegyaru at one point~ But now that's too girly lololol :P

  13. Why thank you! You can use it if you want :3
    Thank you so much *_* That means a lot >///<

  14. Ooh i Wanna do this meme! I remember when you first posted and all the hate you wnt through~ Lizzie you're just amazing!

  15. I'm going to try this out.

  16. I love what you're doing here, lovely pictures too.

  17. I am sooo going to do this now. :D <3 Except one post per day is too much for me. xD So I'll do 5 days per post? :D

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  21. I wanna do this meme!!! I think it could help me to improve and understand better why I love sooo much gyaru!

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  23. Going to give this a go for sure! Thanks for doing this meme!


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