Sunday, 29 January 2017

Gyaru Nail Art Inspiration for Valentine's Day

gyaru nails, valentines day nails, inspiration

Hands up if you have no idea what to wear for Valentine's Day? Yep, me neither, but lately I've gone back to drooling over endless Instagram feeds of Japanese nail salons and it makes me really want to make mine pretty for the special day (even though I have no idea what to wear). Nails made me feel so complete - especially when it came to gyaru - and since I've been so out of touch with it lately I think a set of beautiful, sparkly nails would do the trick! I wish I could just waltz into a salon to get my nails done every week but alas that's not going to happen.

What I can do, however, is create inspirational mood boards of Valentine's Day gyaru nails. I love creating mood boards and it's been a while since I've done one so I was eager to do this again. Hopefully it'll also provide you with that Valentine's inspiration even if you're spending the day at home pampering yourself like the queen you are.


Sunday, 22 January 2017

Nobody Cares

nobody cares, killstar, rokku gyaru

Once again I'm caught in the middle of a style crisis; on some days I want to be all pink and fluffy, and on others I want to be dark and witchy (so in gyaru terms it's agejo/himekaji vs rokku gyaru). If I could ever win an award it would be for having the most indecisive and inconsistent style, a gyaru chameleon. Normally I would just go with the flow and jump at the opportunity to try new things but one day I got so sick of it that I behaved like a stroppy child and just sat with my arms crossed trying to figure out what to wear.

And then I did the thing. Y'know, the part where I would ask people's advice hoping that they would say something that would make me feel better.

Thing was that they liked both which was kind of frustrating yet deeply satisfying. That's when I realised that I probably shouldn't have done that because no one actually cares about silly things like what I should be wearing today, and to be honest, I shouldn't either, but here I am still asking for people's opinions. It doesn't just happen in terms of fashion but in life too - I'm too busy caring about what everyone else thinks that I dismiss my own judgement.


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Ravenclaw Rebel at the House of MinaLima

hogwarts letters, house of minalima

Yup, I dressed up as a Ravenclaw again, but could you really blame me for doing so on the day that my friends and I went on a trip to the House of MinaLima? Where they've filled in every nook and cranny of a super old house with everything graphic design and Harry Potter? It's crazy to think that even a simple video shot of Harry's trunk had to be well thought of, from the designs of his school books to his house crest. Kudos to Miraphora (Mina) and Eduardo (Lima) for designing these - they are as magical as the world they designed.

I was in heaven; I'm a big lover of both graphic design and Harry Potter and it was so cool to pick out the little things such as the differences between newspaper clippings from The Daily Prophet and The New York Ghost. I was with one of my other design friends and together we scaled the whole house, sometimes exclaiming "look at this gold foiling!" or "look at how they used negative space!" And yep I definitely bought a print of the Ravenclaw crest from there... How could you leave without one? I wish I bought some of their postcards now to serve as mini prints but alas, I didn't want to splurge too much in one go. 


Sunday, 8 January 2017

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes! Introducing Hello Lizzie Bee

lizzie bee, gyaru, blogger, gyaru blog, jfashion

Lately I have been feeling like this blog came to a standstill; I have been blogging for so long but it feels as if I'm still new to the scene. It was only a year ago that I found out about blogging communities on Twitter and realised how crazy cool everyone was, and how competitive blogging is. Everyone wants to be noticed but why read a blog when you could simply "like" or "share" a photo? Social media has killed the blogging star.

Yet despite all that the community still thrives and has its own little world, and that world is amazing. I get hit by this feeling that I'm not good enough, and worse still, that I'm all alone even when surrounded by people. All of my friends that I knew back when gyaru blogging was at its prime have left because of real life getting in the way.

So why can't I just move on?


Sunday, 1 January 2017

New Year Who Dis? 2017 To-Do List!

rokku gyaru 2017

The year ended as it began; with my friends and family, because no matter how good or bad the year was, as long as I've got them then nothing else matters. It will end and begin on a high, what more could I ask for?
2016 was... Interesting, to say the least, but that's so last year (haha) and now it's time to focus on 2017! I have to admit that I did not stick to my last year's resolutions at all. And you know what? I don't think I'm going to stick to them this year either. Making resolutions sucks because you get this false sense of hope that you'll be a better person but you end up just staying the same. Oops.

Instead I've made a to-do list for 2017 because I just love ticking things off, especially when it's things that are super easy to do which makes me feel like I've achieved something. The first thing on my list was to enter the year looking as glamorous as can be, and what better than to dress up like a gothic princess-in-training? I've fallen in love with my dark side and couldn't wait to find the chance to wear this gorgeous velvet dress I picked up from Quiz.

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