Think Pieces

All of the thoughts that has been swirling around in my mind lately that’s to do with gyaru; whether it’s about the current trends or the latest going-ons in my gyaru life!

Manifesting My Dream Life 2.0

Manifesting My Dream Life 2.0

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I know what you're thinking - Lizzie, didn't you already write this post last year? And, well, yes, I did, and it took a lot of back and forth in me deciding whether or not to publish this new post, but the truth is that those goals suited the person ...

What ‘Get Wild and Be Sexy’ Means to Me

What ‘Get Wild and Be Sexy’ Means to Me

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'Get wild and be sexy!' is one of our most famous gyaru taglines, and originated from EGG magazine (a famous gyaru magazine which boomed in the 90s) and was also featured in this parapara video with gyaru goddesses Yumachi, Aina, and Yunkoro. It describes everything a gyaru should be - ...

Help – I Can’t Live Without Gyaru Makeup

Help – I Can’t Live Without Gyaru Makeup

And in that moment I felt so alive. I turned my face to check if my blusher was visible enough and of even vibrancy on both sides (it definitely was - I might as well have emptied the whole block of colour onto my face) and my eyes occasionally flickered up ...

Why Did Blogging Become So Serious?

Why Did Blogging Become So Serious?

It was 8pm on a Monday evening (well, yesterday, in fact), and I was trawling through my blog archives, going back to my first year of blogging in 2011. Gosh, it was embarrassing to look at; my posts were filled with emojis, with cringey language like "lawls" instead of lol, ...

My Love/Hate Relationship with Myself

My Love/Hate Relationship with Myself

Some days my relationship with myself is a good one. Sometimes I love how my eyes aren't quite that shade of blue but neither are they green; that my legs look as if they are never-ending; and that my ability to pull the most stupid faces brings a smile to ...

Let’s Talk About Himekaji vs Liz Lisa Girl

Let’s Talk About Himekaji vs Liz Lisa Girl

It's 2010; I am scrolling through livejournal, saving every picture I could find of Yui Kanno and Liz Lisa shop staff girls and dreaming of the day that I would look like that kind of gyaru. Himekaji. Casual princess. I fell in love with the pink blusher, the big curls, ...

Hustle Less, Live More

Hustle Less, Live More

If you said this to me a couple of months ago I would’ve looked at you, gobsmacked in disbelief. Hustle less and live more? Definitely not! I used to believe that good things come out of hard work – and in some instances it is true – but I took ...

On Being Your Own Gyaru Inspiration

On Being Your Own Gyaru Inspiration

"What even is gyaru?" I hear people say whenever I tell them about this Japanese fashion. Sometimes I brush it off and say, "it's just this Japanese fashion" and let them divulge at their own pace (usually they then follow it with "where you look like an anime doll?" which is very ...

I’m A Hobbyist Blogger + Proud Of It

I’m A Hobbyist Blogger + Proud Of It

Okay, I fucked up, again. I allowed myself to get down in the dumps because my lil' blog over here wasn't get enough attention as I wanted it to. It got so bad that I was stressing myself out and just piling lots of things onto my to-do list, and ...

I’m Finally Comfortable With My Gyaru Style + It Feels Amazing

I’m Finally Comfortable With My Gyaru Style + It Feels Amazing

I’ve always wanted to be no.1; when I first joined gyaru I wanted to be the best gaijin gyaru in the U.K., and a few years later it changed to wanting to be the best agejo in the world. My aims were pretty high so I bought as many MA*RS ...