JEWEL’s First Gyaru Meet!

Hey everyone! How have you been this week? Done anything exciting?

Last weekend we had our first JEWEL gyaru meet! ꒰ෆ❛ั ु▿❛ั ु꒱ JEWEL【ジュエル】is a UK gyaru unit, and so it was very exciting for us! It was formed by me and my friends Chewiee, Emmie, Marie, Emilie & Kei as we want to revive the gal community in the UK and spread the word! It’s still in its initial stages, but we have big plans for it. Fingers crossed that it goes smoothly!

I wasn’t feeling very well this day, but seeing everyone made me really happy (♡ॢ˃̶̤̀◡˂̶̤́♡ॢ) I went for a more casual agejo look this time~ I really wanted to do hime but I’ve realised that I don’t have anything good for winter! ;_; maybe it’s a good excuse to buy some more…? Tehehehe.

casual agejo gyaru

casual MA*RS agejo coord

Cardigan, skirt & belt: MA*RS / Top: boohoo.com / Heels: Dorothy Perkins / Acc: Muse & New Look

This meet was slightly different to what we usually did. We wanted it to be ‘cosy’ so we hung around Chewiee’s house and read magazines! I brought my BETTY hair bibles (which I love); I really hope I can do some of those hairstyles soon! It was lovely getting to know people that I haven’t met before, and people who I haven’t spoke to in ages!

hair smile
Hair smile! Photo credit: Chewiee
Miki, Sarah, Rin, Wib, Ellen, me & Emmie
Me & Emmie
uk gyaru
Everyone looks so cute! Yes, including you, Emmie 😛
Me & Chewiee
Chewiee doing Wib’s hair
Me & Ellen
Me & Wib
Me & Melissa
uk gyaru
Photo credit: Wib

Awh, look at everyone looking pretty and- wait, what the hell are those two doing in the corner?!

photo credit: Emmie

We really just chilled out! It was very relaxing~ plus it was way too cold outside to hang around the city. But afterwards we did go and do some karaoke! It was so dark in the room though so I couldn’t take photos ꒰੭ ❛⃘⌢❜⃘⃘ಃ ꒱໊ luckily Chewiee had one!

karaoke gyaru

I’m such a terrible singer, so I had to apologise so many times for my awful singing ;_; But I didn’t feel so embarrassed because I was with all of my friends and having fun!

Before I knew it I had to go home… I really can’t wait until the next meet (or me2 in gyaru slang!). Let’s hope there’s another one before Christmas ∗˚೫˳(●ᴖ͙̏ᴗॢᴖ͙̋●)˳೫˚∗

Guess that’s all for now cuties. Until next Sunday

Lizzie Bee xx 

Yesstyle’s OOTD: Ghost of Harlem

ghost of harlem, rokku gyaru, yesstyle review

I wore rokku gyaru the other day as it had been a while since I’ve done it, and I just had to wear this Ghost of Harlem dress from Yesstyle. I’m so happy that they sell brands on their website, especially as it’s quite hard to get Japanese brand online without having to pay an extortionate amount. This is actually my first rokku-branded item (can you believe it?) and I kind of want to buy more now… But I’ve got to think about my bank. One day, Lizzie, one day!

It wasn’t ‘too’ cold to wear, seeing as we’re already closing in on December, but I can see myself layering this dress up with a sheer blouse underneath. Rokku is great for layering up and I could always switch up my New Look shoe boots for over-the-knee ones.

I Wish I Was Better At… Gyaru Hair!

I’ve been into gyaru for quite a while now but there was always something lacking in my appearance – the gyaru hair. Work and uni took quite a lot of my spare time so I haven’t been able to experiment that much, but with uni over I can hopefully try some new styles out! This idea was enforced when my girl Chewiee did my hair for Hyper Japan (see pics here) and I really want to focus more on my hair and get the basics down!

To help myself – and hopefully you – out I’ve compiled a collection of both video tutorials and picture tutorials. Let’s work on this together!

Sponsored Review: HimeNailShop

Hey cuties! How are you this weekend? Having fun?

I’ve had a huge obsession with false nails lately… Because of my job I can’t really wear the super long ones but I have slowly started getting used to wearing them! I think my longest pair were my Halloween ones that I did… But everyone starts from somewhere, don’t they? 

To me, nails are a huge part of gyaru! I haven’t really thought it before but the tiny details do really make the coord complete! That’s why I was really happy when I saw that my friend Heather started selling some of her nails on Etsy >////< Now I can have easy access to short but pretty false nails! 

The nails I received were these gorgeous pink to purple glitter ombre ones that actually have some cute crystals on them! I asked for the short option because she does both long and short nails!

Please note that also this is a sponsored review, these thoughts are 100% my own!

himenailshop gyaru nails

As this is my first review for her, here’s a little bit about the store and her nails before I go on:

Based in the U.S.

There are three sizes for the nails: Queen, Princess and Dutchess

Custom sizing is available if you don’t fit into the above categories

Nails tips are made with ABS Virgin Plastic, then sealed & decorated with UV top coat

There’s a 10% discount is you use my code LIZZIEBEE

Here are some more pictures!

pretty packaging~

gyaru nails

Now I actually swapped one of the fingers so the design here might look different to her website. I thought it looked cute this way

I was really in the oraora/tsuyome/ane gal mood when I tried these on so I just HAD to dress to reflect them >///<

oraora gyaru nails

oraora gyaru

Anyway, onto the ratings!

Postage and Packaging

I received them in a lovely little box – which I now use for storage
tehe – along with a  thank you card! So cute! It was really nice because
she actually put some thought into her packaging! It took about just
over a week to nearly two to arrive as she ships from America, so you
American readers are lucky ;D

Communication

Despite our time differences, she replied to me really shortly after my messages! She handled the whole situation with one of the nails being slightly small perfectly, and my replacement nails were sent out really quickly.

Appearance

I loved how they looked and thought they went really well with oraora and the “harder” gyaru styles! They probably won’t go with my agejo wardrobe as much, but they are still really pretty.

Usability ♡ 

Knocked off a heart because I won’t be able to wear these much with my wardrobe… Maybe I need to buy some oraora stuff. But they come shorter which is good for working gals like me 😀 Unfortunately one of the little gems came off while I was food shopping and I don’t have anything to replace it ;_; Hopefully I can find something in my nail supplies!

Overall

Overall I was really happy with my item! Obviously I knocked off the remaining percentage because of the nail sizing and the crystal coming off, but everything else was perfect! I’d definitely recommend her shop!

Shop at HimeNailShop

Enter the code LIZZIEBEE for a 10% discount!

Talk later cuties~  Have a good weekend!

Lizzie Bee xx / facebook / tumblr / twitter / instagram / bloglovin’

Oh wait! Before I go…

As
you may have noticed, I made a few tweaks to my blog! The biggest one
is that I’ve now got a custom domain! I’m so, so happy! I thought it was
time to get one as it’s been so many years since I’ve first blogged… I
really hope to get better! I’ve also got a new Twitter so please follow! @3lizziebee

Okay now it’s really time to go! Ciao!