Gyaru Advice

All of my advice in one place! This also includes my gaijin gyaru guide which is a series of posts perfect for beginners and those who are interested in this wonderful fashion.

How to do Gyaru Makeup in Hot/Humid Weather

How to do Gyaru Makeup in Hot/Humid Weather

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The first time I wore gyaru makeup in the summer was when we went on holiday to Spain back in 2011. We were shopping in a small market when my sister pointed out that my lashes were falling halfway down my face. I quickly hurried away and fixed it, but ...

My Fave Non-Gyaru Brands (That Look Totally Gal) + Offbrand Gyaru Tips!

My Fave Non-Gyaru Brands (That Look Totally Gal) + Offbrand Gyaru Tips!

I am a huge advocate for wearing offbrand items, especially over the past couple of years when my favourite gyaru brands like DaTuRa closed down or completely changed their look (MA*RS, I’m looking at you…). Here are some of my favourite non-gyaru brands that can totally pass as gyaru, as ...

How to Juggle Life as a Gyaru Mama

How to Juggle Life as a Gyaru Mama

Gyaru, like quite a lot of Japanese fashion styles, is quite high-maintenance. You’ve got the styled hair, the dramatic makeup, the flashy clothes… So how does that come in when you become a parent, when these things aren’t a priority anymore? Today I had a chat with Melissa on how ...

Cute Himekaji Makeup Tutorial

Cute Himekaji Makeup Tutorial

One of the most - if not the most - important things about gyaru is the makeup. It’s the one thing that hasn’t changed and is what separates you from a trendy girl to a trendy gyaru! The makeup style has gotten softer over the years but I absolutely love ...

How to Deal with Online Hate When Wearing Gyaru

How to Deal with Online Hate When Wearing Gyaru

… Cry, a lot. Well, that’s what I used to do when I found out that I’ve been featured on Gyaru Secrets with horrible comments scrawled all over my pictures (for those that don’t know Gyaru Secrets – it was a Livejournal site where people submitted ‘secrets’ about people but ...

Top Tips from a Plus Size Gyaru!

Top Tips from a Plus Size Gyaru!

It’s not unusual to search for clothes from Japan only to see that they are “one-size” - as in, “one size fits all”. Now we know that one size doesn’t really fit all, and that people come in all shapes and sizes which is why I wanted to have a ...

How to do Gyaru with Short Hair

How to do Gyaru with Short Hair

There aren’t many images floating around of gyaru with short hair (especially in comparison to longer hair)… but that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible! Below I have shared a few of my favourites that range from cute curled styles that are perfect for sweeter looks like himekaji to edgier styles ...

The Differences Between Japanese and Gaijin Gyaru Communities

The Differences Between Japanese and Gaijin Gyaru Communities

Gyaru is a street fashion that, despite originating from Japan, has grown massively over the years in the Western world. But are there differences between foreign gyaru, also known as gaijin gyaru, to Japanese gyaru? I had a chat with Shiena who is one of the OG gals, having been ...

Reasons Why You Don't Need Gyaru Brands to be Gal

Reasons Why You Don't Need Gyaru Brands to be Gal

I used to be a massive gyaru brand-whore. I bought my first item (a pink and white MA*RS dress) about a couple of years after I got into gyaru and that was the beginning of my obsession. I just loved the fact that I had certain labels hanging in my ...

Gyaru Outfit Diaries: A Winter Holiday in Germany

Gyaru Outfit Diaries: A Winter Holiday in Germany

I never stressed so much as I did in the weeks prior to going on holiday to Bavaria, Germany. “How do I even create a cute winter outfit? Am I going to be warm enough?? What if I forgot something???” were frequent questions floating around my head. Luckily I had ...