Sunday, 10 January 2016

My Gyaru Nail Journey


Hey cuties! How are you today?
False nails are one of the coolest things when it comes to gyaru; everytime I looked at pictures of gyaru back in the day I marveled at how amazingly over-the-top they were. I am still in awe of their nails even today, and even though I can't wear long nails because of work I still do my best to wear some pretty ones for special occasions.

I'm in the middle of gathering inspo for my next set of nails when I thought: why not show my gyaru nail journey? And here we are. It took me ages to find some pics but I managed! 

All journey's start with a pretty crap beginning, and mine was the crappiest of the crap pile. I was so embarrassed to discover this picture from all of those years ago but... I don't know how I thought this was acceptable back them! They look horrid!


January 2012
February 2012

After that I remember that it was posted on gyaru_secrets and that's when I took the criticism with a locked jaw and worked my butt off to improve. Well, actually, that's a bit of an exaggeration. I didn't make nails for a long time afterwards until 2014 when I decided to pick it up again. I spent more time watching tutorials and experimenting on my own nails before making some again. This is where I actually made most of my nails, and I still wear them from time to time!

pink gyaru nails
January/February 2014

gyaru nails
October 2014
galaxy nails
October 2014
halloween nails 
October 2014
himegyaru nails
December 2014
valentine's day nails
February 2015
Sad story: these nails were destroyed within a day because I just couldn't get them off... Luckily I just recycled the design but with different colours!

hime gyaru agejo nails
July 2015

halloween nails
October 2015

gyaru christmas nails
December 2015

I am still a bit crap (wow I'm saying that word a lot in this post) when it comes to wearing them. I just can't seem to do anything unless they are super short. But then I remember that short nails can look incredibly cute - check out one of my previous posts where I included pics of short nails {here}. 

The moral of the story? Never give up. Keep on going because you will improve, I assure you! Look at where I started! I am glad that I didn't give up completely after a little bit of criticism, because now I don't have to spend money on a pretty set of nails.

Until next Sunday!

Lizzie Bee xx / facebook / tumblr / twitter / instagram / bloglovin'

P.S Thank you so so much to all of those who nominated me in the Gaijin Gyaru Awards! Words can't explain how happy I am~ Click here to vote! ꒰* ॢꈍ◡ꈍ ॢ꒱.*˚‧♡

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