The Introverted Gyaru

The Introverted Gyaru

It's a strange concept, isn't it, the thought of an introverted gyaru? Gyaru are always portrayed as out-going and fun-loving in the media, but I'm so far away from that. It used to get me down quite a lot as I felt that my introverted nature meant that I wasn't ...

60 Gyaru Blog Post Ideas

60 Gyaru Blog Post Ideas

I miss gyaru blogging. Back when I first started in 2010 the blogging scene was booming; almost every gyaru out there had a blog, but then instagram/tumblr/twitter/fb rolled around and people found it easier to upload pictures than to write posts about them. But I still have hope that some ...

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 ...

What I Love About the Gaijin Gyaru + Jfashion Community

What I Love About the Gaijin Gyaru + Jfashion Community

Aah, the gaijin gyaru community. Where do I start? Well, it was one of the first things I discovered when I started out doing gyaru and I've never looked back. Maybe it's the sunshine (as Summer always calls to us gyaru) or the fact that I went to a gyaru ...

Is Being Gyaru Lonely?

Is Being Gyaru Lonely?

I know what you're thinking - Is it even possible to feel lonely doing/being gyaru? Gyaru is, after all, a fashion, so how can you feel lonely by just wearing different clothes? For me, gyaru is more than that. It's what made me fall in love with Japan in general and ...

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 ...

Low Maintenance Gyaru

Low Maintenance Gyaru

The first thing I fell in love with when I first discovered gyaru was how easy it was to incorporate it into everyday life. Back then EGG magazine was huge, and it was all about wearing casual attire and amping it up with amazing hair and makeup. It was, all ...

One Item Five Ways: White Bejewelled DaTuRa Hoodie

One Item Five Ways: White Bejewelled DaTuRa Hoodie

Aaaand I'm back with another 'one item five ways' post! It's been a while since I've last written one of these (nearly a year?) and I'm honestly ashamed of myself. But this year will be different! Call it the whole 'new year, new me' vibe that I've still got going, ...

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 ...

Am I Too Old For Gyaru & Jfashion?

Am I Too Old For Gyaru & Jfashion?

The other day it suddenly hit me that I was going to turn 30 in a few years. 30. To me, my thirties would mean settling down in my own home, having a stable job and scariest of all... Children. I am not emotionally nor financially stable for any of ...