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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 ...

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, ...

My Love/Hate Relationship with Myself

My Love/Hate Relationship with Myself

Some days my relationship with myself is a good one. Sometimes I love how my eyes aren't quite that shade of blue but neither are they green; that my legs look as if they are never-ending; and that my ability to pull the most stupid faces brings a smile to ...