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!

Is Himekaji Even Gyaru Anymore?

Is Himekaji Even Gyaru Anymore?

Hey cutie! How are you? Sooo I've been really back and forth with this blog post because I've found it really hard to illustrate my thoughts about how I feel about himekaji. Do you remember the post I wrote a couple of years ago about himekaji vs the Liz Lisa ...

Do Substyles Help or Hinder Us?

Do Substyles Help or Hinder Us?

Btw: This blog post contains affiliate links. Read my disclaimer for more info. See the pictures below? I didn't know it was gyaru, which sounds so incredibly silly, doesn't it? I've been gyaru for nearly 10 years - how can I not know if it was gyaru or not? It all ...

Don’t worry Instagram – I still love you

Don’t worry Instagram – I still love you

It's crazy how much Instagram has changed our lives and you know what? I'm not even mad. Yes, I do have my bad days where I'm comparing myself to others, but it's also had such a positive impact on my life. I’ve never connected with more people from all corners ...

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 ...

You’re in Love With the Old Me

You’re in Love With the Old Me

I was at the height of my gyaru days in 2014; I finally discovered the style that suited me, agejo (which is one of the more sexier substyles) and I wore it nearly every day. I even rocked up to university in it, and got plenty of raised eyebrows from ...

My Gyaru Journey; The Beginning, Middle, and Now

My Gyaru Journey; The Beginning, Middle, and Now

I have always asked, "What's your Gyaru story?" whenever I meet someone new and to the people I interview but I never really got the chance to tell you my journey. I might have mentioned it here and there in the past, but it's something that I never really delved ...

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, ...