Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gaijin Gyaru: big inspirations

A lot of people have made posts about which Japanese Gals they find inspiring, but not so much about the Gaijin gals. why not? I personally think rhay aee even more inspiring sice for us gaijin gyaru the style is harder to pull of and getting rhe clothes, make-up atricles , magazines and meeting other gals is much harder as well. So here is a list of Gaijin Gals I think are great examples and my personal inspirations:

Ina Doll

 

She is so great! The perfect rokku gal imo. I love how she really has her own style and looks cute in everything she does <3 Plus green hair// Need I say more?

Blog: www.wonderland-gone-mad.com
LookBook: lookbook.nu/inadoll

Frederica D

 

Another really cool gal. She does a lot of different styles, but There's always something really typical her mixed in. Also I love that she not only wears lots of brands, but makes a lot of coords with no-brand clothes as well. I get a lot of new shopping places from reading her blog ;)

Blog: vanilla-syndrome.blogspot.nl
LookBook: lookbook.nu/vanillasyndrome

Jojo

 

A Dutch girl like me, so I met her at some of the Dutch gyaru meetings and she is a really nice person and I think it is awesome that she wears gal everyday! Outside of Japan, people think you are strange for standing out and they don't get it, but she just wears it because she likes it, and looks awesome while doing so as well! A great inspiration for me ^^

Blog: koakuma-jojo.blogspot.nl

Xin Hui

 

She is a make-up queen! I love how she plays with different colours and can be verrrrry over the top in her make, but it's never messy and she always looks perf ^^ The first tutorial I ever watched, was actually hers. I want to become as good as she is!

Blog: thechroniclesofxinhui.com

Viivi

 idkuva 

Viivi used to be very active in the gal scene, but now she isn't anymore. I am not sure why. She always has great nails and I really liked hedr coords! You can never have to much inspirations ;)

Blog: www.blacksaliva.org


So what do you think? Who do you think are your most inspirational Gaijin Gals?
I just realised, I should do more outfit posts and such :$ I'm now just waiting for some parcels to arrive, but then I promise ^^

Much Love!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gal Manga

Like most gals I LOVE reading manga. My absolute favourite is Princess Ai <3


It is about a girl who one day wakes up in a backstreet of Tokyo with no memories at all. All she knows is her name and that she really loves music. It tells about her searching for more info and finding love (kind of corny, I know, but the drawings are great and I lovelovelove her outfits \(^o^)/ )

What I think is also really cool are the manga's with gyaru characters! Originally "gyaru manga". was a genre of manga aimed towards those who are interested in a love story about a girl, but are also interested in topics like sex and drugs. Now they are just really nice stories with a Gal focus ^^ There are not that many though, as far as I know. These are some really nice ones:

Super gals!



This one is actually the first thing I saw of gyaru. It is about a high school girl and her two closest friends who love gyaru and live in Tokyo. They experience really funny things. I think especially the anime is really well done, as even my brother liked it XD

Gal Japon!


This is a REALLY funny manga about all the problems Gals can have in normal life. My only regret is not knowing about this sooner! These friends are high schoolers who are hardcore gals so all jokes are about eyelashes, tans, gal mamas, tattoos, diets, cheating, shop staff, Shibuya 109 (known as 108!) and more ^^

gyarujapon-thirdwoman

Tokyo Girls Bravo 

Tokyo Girls Bravo is a story about a girl who is in high school and moves to Tokyo with her mother. It takes place in the 80's. She changes a lot, it is really cool to see! Plus the pictures are great. To be honest, I have not read this one yet, but it is very high on my wish list -.^

Do you know about more Gal mangas? Let me know, so I can read some more <3

Much Love!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

New Gyaru for Beginners

Sooo remember how I told you before about Taylor Indiana's series called Gyaru for Beginners? In this series she explains about the absolute basic things every new gal should know in a very nice and understandable way. It is really helpful, as she is planning on touching on practically things from contouring to how to make the perfect coord. Before she has already posted about choosing the right kind of circle lensesChoosing and applying lashes and now she is writing a subseries about eyemake, as it is the most complex part of a gal's make.

After having waited a long time it has finally really started and she posted about the tools you need (also for smaller budgets ^^) and eyeshapes, the article you can find here. It is very interesting in  my opinion. I never knew there were so many different eyeshapes O.o


I think I have the 'almond eyes', how about you guys? The whole make changes with your eyeshape, so next she will be explaining how to do the basic eyemake shapes. I can't wait!

   

Much Love!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Gyaru Closet

I have been super busy these last weeks, sorry!! My internship now started for real, bf came back from his vacation, all the uni stuff has started as well and I joined a new fraternity .. I love this kind of busy!

I have not really had time for anything gal related though, which is too bad T^T. Buuut I thought of something you might find interesting: my Gyaru wardrobe! As I have been getting more and more into gal recently, I have been building me a gal wardrobe for about 5 months now I guess? Anyway, I am really proud and happy about the pieces I collected to far.

Take a look <3:

(Left to right: DreamV, H&M)

(Left to right: Glavil, H&M, Primark)

(Left to right: DIA, Primark, H&M)

(All Glavil, these are my favorites <3 )


(DIA moonbelt, I love this so much! My bf is still going to make it just a bit wider for me, since it turned out to be a bit small O.o)

As you can see, it is not that much -.- what can I, say students are poor.. 

I do feel really bad for having neglected my blog this much lately. I promise improvement ! Expect a new post within this week .

Much Love!


Saturday, August 23, 2014

EOS Ice Violet circle lens review

As promised I will review the lenses I wore in my last post: the EOS Ice Violet. Ordering lenses is always a bit tricky if you have light eyes like me, so I searched a lot for reviews of these lenses before ordering them, but couldn't find any for light eyes. I hope this review will be helpful for others like me in the future ^^

Anyways, so I ordered them again at Pinky Paradise. I love this shop, they have so many different lenses! Plus a lot of other great stuff like nose make-up and such. They arrived at my home with the cutest matching elephant lens boxes <3


Here is some information about the lenses:
Diameter: 14.8 mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.8 mm
Type: 1 Year disposal

I couldn't wait to try them on! I have wanted to try purple lenses for some time now and I just loved the design of these ones. So here's a pic of me wearing them:


I think it's a shame you don't notice them that much T^T especially compared to on dark eyes:


Also they seem to have a much bigger center than in the picture of the site.. weird! So now on to the reviewing!

Color: 3/5
I love this color! It's a really pretty purple that seems really sweet and soft, while still being interesting and edgy enough for my more rock looks. It's just too bad they are not that noticable on light eyes T^T

Design: 4/5
I really like the design of the lenses, but I think I prefer lenses with a dark outer ring above these without a real noticable ring. It just looks less gal to me.

Enlargement: 5/5
These lenses will give you huge dolly eyes, even without the black outer ring.
Comfort: 5/5
I have worn these lenses for about 12 hours and haven't felt any discomfort or even dry eyes. Maybe I am a little less sensitive to these problems though, as I wear lenses everyday. Still they were really comfortable! (I even forgot to take them out, when I took of my make for meeting friends later that day:$ they liked them though)

Pro's:
+ Unique color
+ Great enlargement
+ Very Comfortable
+ Also available in grey, blue, green, brown and pink!
+ Available with prescription up to -10
+ You can even wear them without make, it looks pretty natural

Con's:
- Not very visible on light eyes

You can buy the lenses here for only $17.40

I hope this review was helpful!

Much love!



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Practice, Practice, Practice

Hiya everybody ^^ !

You know how they always say, if you want to become good at something you should practice? Well these holidays I have been practicing my make every chance I got (which to be honoust were not a lot T^T) But I think I do have improved.



So I posted this picture in the gyaru fb groups and am waiting for their concrit to help me improve some more ^^ What do you guys think?

O and the lenses in the picture are my new EOS Ice Violet, I will be reviewing them next post so stay tuned !

Much Love


Friday, August 15, 2014

New hairstyle ~

Hi dear readers! How are you all doing today? ^^
I am really great as I finally went to the hairdresser's \(^o^)/ In the post in which I told I was finally back from my holidays, I told you to really not pay attention to my hair, as it was a hot mess... So literally the next day I had my appointment at Kinki kappers. I was really nervous, since I did not exactly know what I wanted and had only brought some inspirational pics for them to work with:










As you can see I wanted something really different, more bold and edgy and suiting for the look I want for myself! Unfortunately I had to tell them I could not die my hair in really cool colours, as I will be starting my internship next week and they don't tolerate very out of the box looks T^T So I wanted to stick with browns and blonds and make it look a bit more 'natural'...

Unfortunately they misunderstood, so when I gave them these pictures and instructions, they understood I really wanted something natural. They did give me side bangs, which I have wanted for a Long time now, but they just died my hair in two tones of brown whcih are so close together you can't even tell the difference if you know // I was really disappointed by that! But well I am just going to let my hair rest for a little now and than try again ^o^ !

Here's the result for now:


Hihi only after the foto I realised my nails kind of match the phone cover XD (And no make I know :$) I think it's still kinda cute, how do you like it? I'll be trying to style it with the length like this first and mabe later try extensions if it doesn't work.


Much Love!