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Offbrand Gyaru Challenge ★ Recent Co*Des

Hey cutie! How are you? ♡ Today I wanted to introduce you to the “Offbrand Challenge!” This is tied together with my latest YouTube video, where basically you put together some gyaru outfits but with completely offbrand items. This is something I used to do a lot when I first started gyaru, especially because back then I didn’t really have any brand items. So here are a few outfits that I’ve worn that are completely offbrand!

Gyaru with Dark Hair? Inspiration Post!

Hey cutie ♡ How are you? Sorry I’ve been so inactive on here over the past week or so – it’s been unbearably hot in the UK, so I’ve been finding it really difficult to string two words together… But, anyway, today I wanted to share with you some dark-haired gyaru inspiration! I myself have dark hair, and for the first year or so I was getting really down about it because I deemed myself “less gal” (which, as we know, is a really stupid thought). So this post is dedicated to those who want to rock dark hair in gyaru!

My himekaji journey ♡ Casual princess style!

Hey cutie ♡ 你好小可爱! How are you? I was flicking through my old blog posts where I was suddenly inspired to write about my himekaji journey! My love for gyaru began when I found out about hime gyaru which eventually led to himekaji, and since then I’ve been dipping in and out of this super cute style. Nowadays, himekaji is my main style, so I thought it’ll be nice to share my development. Okay, let’s go!

♡ 2011 ♡

Let’s jump back to 2011 when I was first getting into gyaru! Himekaji and Popteen-kei were the first styles I tried out, and to be honest… I think I was okay??? I mean my makeup wasn’t great but I think it was a good start in general.

My Current Himekaji Gyaru Inspirations!

Hey cutie! Today I want to talk to you about my current gyaru inspirations. Most of these influenced my mokomoko/old-school himekaji phase and I think I have saved every photo I can on my pinterest for inspiration haha. Anyway, let’s go!

Please note: that I’m mainly inspired by the 2009-2011 era! So when I refer to these people as inspirations, it’s of their old styles. 

The Ins and Outs of Running a Gyaru Magazine

Papillon, a magazine for Western Gyaru, has been a HUGE success. They’ve only just released their second volume but it’s crammed full with useful tutorials, inspirational outfits, not to mention really cute designs! But behind this magazine is a whole team of inspiring gyaru, and today I’m having a chat with Lea (the head of the magazine) on the ins and outs of running a gyaru magazine.

How to do Gyaru Makeup in Hot/Humid Weather

The first time I wore gyaru makeup in the summer was when we went on holiday to Spain back in 2011. We were shopping in a small market when my sister pointed out that my lashes were falling halfway down my face. I quickly hurried away and fixed it, but my makeup was constantly melting right off for the whole day (and the days after that)! Luckily that doesn’t happen nowadays, and I’ve got a few tips and tricks under my belt, so here’s how to do gyaru makeup (and gyaru in general!) in summer when it’s hot/humid. 

How to Do Gyaru in Summer

8 Things I’m Going to Do Once Lockdown is Over

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Lockdown is all fun and games until you’re about a month in and there’s nothing left to watch on Netflix and no new TikTok dances to fail at. I’ve taken this time to read books and taking a time-out from the world, but I’ve been missing seeing my friends and family terribly. So to get me through this lockdown lull, I’ve compiled a list of 8 things that I’m going to do as soon as it all blows over!

Offbrand agejo gyaru outfit via hellolizziebee

Cute Himekaji Makeup Tutorial

One of the most – if not the most – important things about gyaru is the makeup. It’s the one thing that hasn’t changed and is what separates you from a trendy girl to a trendy gyaru! The makeup style has gotten softer over the years but I absolutely love pairing the more dramatic makeup styles with something soft like himekaji (for those who are not familiar with himekaji, it roughly translates to “casual princess”, read here for more on the different gyaru styles), so I’m a bit old-school in that sense.