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.

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 ...

Christmas Gift Guide for Gyaru – for both Darker and Sweeter Styles!

Christmas Gift Guide for Gyaru – for both Darker and Sweeter Styles!

IT’S (nearly) CHRISTMAAAAAAS! I never used to be a huge fan of the festive season as I always deemed it overrated (and over-hyped) but you know what? Now I’m all for it. The lights, the cheesy films, the comfy pjs... And not to mention the endless amount of food, of ...

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 ...

Reasons why I love the new EGG magazine (+ mag scans!)

Reasons why I love the new EGG magazine (+ mag scans!)

EGG, gosh, where do I start? There was a public outcry when EGG magazine announced that they were ceasing publication a few years ago, but now - along with a set of new gyaru models - they've brought out a new mook (magazine book) for their June 2019 issue. I ...

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 ...