Gaijin Gyaru Guide

My gaijin gyaru guide, crafted specifically for beginners and those who want to start getting into this Japanese fashion! This will include tutorials, advice, and inspirational posts.

How to do Gyaru in Winter: Tips, Tricks and Inspiration

How to do Gyaru in Winter: Tips, Tricks and Inspiration

I don’t know about you, but I find it really hard to do gyaru in winter… It really is more of a summery style, and the community dwindles in the winter months (especially in the UK when it’s too miserable to venture outside). But doing gyaru in the winter is ...

4 Super Easy No-Heat Hair Tutorials (That Anyone Can Do!)

4 Super Easy No-Heat Hair Tutorials (That Anyone Can Do!)

Many years ago I used to curl my hair with curling tongs, only for them to drop a couple of hours later. It took longer for me to curl them than for them to actually stay, so I have long since given up on doing them. I much prefer doing ...

Everything You Need to Know About False Lashes

Everything You Need to Know About False Lashes

I really struggled with false lashes when I started gyaru; I remember standing in the bathroom, leaning extremely close to the mirror and struggling to put on some lashes that I got from Poundland. It took me nearly half an hour to do it as they kept falling off, and ...

How + Where to Buy Gyaru Brand Clothes

How + Where to Buy Gyaru Brand Clothes

"Lizzie, where do you buy your gyaru brand clothes from?" "What shops do you buy from?" "Where did you get your MA*RS dress from?" Are the most frequently asked questions popping up on my instagram as well as my facebook page, so today I've put all of my favourite shops ...

Gyaru: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Gyaru: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When I first started gyaru I had so many questions... So much so that I worried that I was the most annoying person ever! But the gaijin gyaru (non-Japanese gyaru) community is always more than happy to help, and over time I slowly compiled all of the frequently asked questions ...

Gyaru for Beginners: How to Get Started (+ Free Checklist)

Gyaru for Beginners: How to Get Started (+ Free Checklist)

I can't really remember how I started gyaru, but I made so many mistakes at the beginning! This helped me to grow my gyaru style and even though I think "wow I was such a mess", I actually treasure those moments because of the amount of love and support I ...

How to Do Gyaru Makeup for Westerners

How to Do Gyaru Makeup for Westerners

There are endless archives of gyaru makeup tutorials out there; whether it be through old magazine scans, on Pinterest, or on YouTube, but it can be disheartening to read/watch when you have Western features. You might feel like it is impossible to do gyaru when you're not Asian but I'm ...

All Things Gyaru Blogging: Questions & Answers

All Things Gyaru Blogging: Questions & Answers

It hit me the other day that in March 2011, I was sat in front of my laptop and writing up my first ever blog post on this blog. Yep, March 2011. These past 8 years have just flown by and gone are the days where I took crap selfies ...

How to Prepare for Your First International Gyaru Meet

How to Prepare for Your First International Gyaru Meet

I remember the first time I went to an international gyaru meet; I went with my gal Chewiee and honestly it was one of my favourite gyaru meets ever. That's not to say that it was a completely smooth process - about half an hour before we met everyone I ...

How to DIY a Leopard Print Dress, Gyaru Style!

How to DIY a Leopard Print Dress, Gyaru Style!

What's this??? Lizzie, DIYing? Haha no, I really suck at DIY but my friend and fellow gyarusa member Dani is an absolute goddess at it. Being able to DIY your own gyaru clothes is a HUGE help for when you're on a budget, so today we're going to learn how ...