I think I'm going through a bit of a blogging rut because I've found it really hard to find some inspiration in gal lately. Might just be a stage though - I'm hoping that it is - and perhaps a break from it might help!
So, aherm, what to write about this weekend? Well I've been looking at my gal meme that me and Bunny created months back and realised that it might just be a good idea to complete it! After all, I did kind of stop at day 4 (click here to see my posts). You never know, it might restore some inspiration back into gal for me.
What do I love and dislike about Gyaru?
I love it's beauty; I know that it's a bit silly to say, but Gyaru does make me feel a lot better about my appearance. I mean, I was okay before I go into Gyaru but since then I've gotten a lot more confident in what I wear and what makeup I slap on. I never used to wear tons of makeup because I thought it would look weird on me, but since I became a Gyaru I was able to learn of different makeup and hair styles, and my wardrobe is a lot varied to what it was before. I was a jeans-and-t-shirt girl before, preferring that to wearing bright dresses but now I'm the complete opposite.
I used to hate false lashes but now I can't get enough of them! It's amazing how each style could make such a difference, especially the lower lashes.
But it's not just about the makeup, the hair, the clothes... It's about the community. I've met and made so many amazing friends through Gyaru and without it I don't think I'd be as confident as I am when talking to other people on the internet. Hell, I don't think I'd even have this blog if it wasn't for Gyaru (imagine me not blogging!)
It's so beautiful when some Western Gyaru give tips and advice to newbies and actually support each other. I always get this really nice feeling when I go to Gyaru meets because I can finally talk to face-to-face about all the things I love, new trends, models, magazines... Y'know, general girly stuff that you can't really talk to your boyfriend about haha.
It is also the comm that makes me dislike Gyaru, but like all fashion styles there will always be those who look down on others. Now I (thankfully) haven't met one that had done such a thing to myself or anyone I know, but there are a few that lurk on Gyaru Secrets. That's why there are things such as Gyaru Valentines to ward off those evil people who suck on people's happiness (much like Dementors).
Oh and Gyaru is damn expensive. I don't know - and don't even want to know - how much I've spent on lashes, brand clothing, going to meets, hair styling products, makeup etc... But I know that it's truly burnt a hole in my pocket. Fortunately I came up with a Gyaru Budget Guide to help all those willing to pay less for this fashion <3
I think that's all I have to say about Gyaru today! Wow, I'm feeling so much better already. If you want to participate then click here to see what the other days are :D
So what do you love and dislike about Gyaru?
Let me know in the comments below :D