Gaijin Gyaru Guide

Top Tips for Beginner Gaijin Gyaru

Top Tips for Beginner Gaijin Gyaru

Hello m'dears, it is your gaijin gyaru granny speaking. Well, that's how I feel anyway - because did you know that I've been into this Japanese fashion for nearly 8 years? Shocker. But gyaru is forever changing so there's always something new to learn, and even now I will put ...

Cute Ways to Transform Your Desk Space (+ Giveaway!)

Cute Ways to Transform Your Desk Space (+ Giveaway!)

I have never been known to have a tidy desk. You'd usually find it drowned under masses of paper, sketchpads, books, with my phone somewhere amongst the mess. It wasn't until I moved in with my love that I wanted to put more of an effort into making my desk ...

Gyaru False Lashes + Where to Buy Them

Gyaru False Lashes + Where to Buy Them

Aah, false lashes. What on earth would us gyaru do without them? I remember when I first started this Japanese fashion and I was trawling through Boots to find the cheapest lashes... But back then they were hard to find. Nowadays it's so easy to find 'normal' false lashes that ...

What Not to Say to Gyaru

What Not to Say to Gyaru

I would like to say that I have never experienced stupid comments in my gyaru life but that would be a huge lie. We are surrounded by some really ignorant people and it can get frustrating, and sometimes I can't help but let my polite facade slip and grimace. There ...

My Go-To Jfashion Stores Outside of Japan

My Go-To Jfashion Stores Outside of Japan

Buying Jfashion items outside of Japan was such a nightmare for me when I first started getting into gyaru. I remember longing for a beautiful Liz Lisa dress only to learn that I couldn't buy it directly from their website and that I needed some sort of shopping service, and ...

How To Do Gyaru On Holiday – Travel Tips!

How To Do Gyaru On Holiday – Travel Tips!

It's that time of year when we're jetting off around the globe, and enjoying the (hopefully) sunny destinations. There are so many places that I want to tick off my travel wishlist and after coming back from Japan just makes me want to go again! I aim to go on at ...

What I Miss About Gyaru

What I Miss About Gyaru

Throwback to JEWEL's first gyaru meet! To say that gyaru has changed in the last few years is an understatement; nowadays it's totally unrecognisable, but hints of the old scene still lurks within the makeup. I've been watching this all happen and I used to get so riled up about how ...

Easy Gyaru Hair & Makeup Tutorials Part Two

Easy Gyaru Hair & Makeup Tutorials Part Two

Despite everything, I still hold onto the hope that maybe, just maybe, my skin would magically recover and I can be that dream everyday gyaru that I wanted to be. It's a really fragile hope, but the other day I was going back through my archives and rediscovered my post ...

Gyaru Nail Art Inspiration for Valentine’s Day

Gyaru Nail Art Inspiration for Valentine’s Day

Hands up if you have no idea what to wear for Valentine's Day? Yep, me neither, but lately I've gone back to drooling over endless Instagram feeds of Japanese nail salons and it makes me really want to make mine pretty for the special day (even though I have no ...

10 Ways You’re the Worst Gyaru Ever

10 Ways You’re the Worst Gyaru Ever

Not at one point in my whole gyaru life did I ever think that I was perfect; I have dark hair, for one, I don't wear circle lens and my hair skills is definitely in the basic area. These things used to bug the hell out of me when I ...