Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Upcoming meets

It has been a while since I have last been to a Gal meet! But I fortunately have some planned for the (very near) future. I am really looking forward to them , as there are even some big international ones ^^

Nijmegen Gyaru meet



This saturday we will be meeting with the Dutch Gals in Nijmegen. This meet is actually for no real reason or anything, more because it has been such a long time for everybody to get together. You will hear more about this next week. ( I am so excited!! ) 

Hyper Japan



A friend of mine has started studying in the UK this year. As we went to Animecon together last year, here, we made a pact for me to come visit here and go to Hyper Japan together in Londen. It's supposed to be one of the biggest Japan conferences in Europe. Hopefully we will also meet some Brittish gals there -.^

International Gyaru Lovers Winter Meet



This meet is held every year in Germany for four years now. Gals come here for all over Europe. Eventhough it is only in January, I am already planning together with the other Dutch Gyaru how to go and where to stay ^^ Also a friend of mine from Luxembourg is coming and I am looking forward to seeing her again. Plus I hope to meet some of the great gals I follow, like Ina Doll and Frederica D from Vanilla Syndrome (yup I am a little fan girl xD)

OshareCon



This one is even further away in march, but it is already being hyped pretty big by the organisation. I am thinking of maybe even being a model in the gyaru fashion show (if they will have me:3). There will be activities like a tea party, naildeco workshop, fashion shows and a fair \(^o^)/ It's probably going to get so awesome!

Also, though this is not at all really planned yet, we were thinking of organising a karaoke meet in december somewhere maybe. This month is probably very busy though so let's wait and see how that goes ^^

So many nice things planned! What do you normally like best about gal meets? for me it's seeing these great people again and hanging out with people who like the same things I do <3

Much Love!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Liebster awards nomination \(^o^)/

So I came home after a really stressful tough day at my internship the other day and I had two of the nicest surprises in like ever waiting for me. 1. The super sweet, totally awesome Kuro of Coffinbride has nominated me for the Liebster award <3 2. My package from PinkyParadise with free shipping finally arrived! So I was of course immediately back to my normal cheerful self. Let's first talk about the Liebster award:


I really like this award, because I think, since I only just started blogging, you might like getting to know me better -.^ So let's do this!

Questions:


1. How long have you been blogging?

I actually had to look this one up, because I really had no clue. Buuuut it turns out I have already been blogging for seven months. Those went by so fast, I really thought it could only have been like four months at most. We even missed the half year anniversary O.o Well I'll just make the real anniversary extra big!

2. What is your favourite part about blogging?


I like this question. My favourite part is probably the creative outlet, even though I already have a rather creative study. Plus it makes me feel more part of the Gyaru community and keeps me more involved, when I do not have that much time for dressing up much (like now). Also when I was little I really wanted to become a writer (and in secret I kind of still do).


3. Favourite clothing brand?


For Gal my favourite brand would definitely be Glavil. I love how it has an almost goth feeling to it, but still is feminine and cute. I am really looking forward to going to Japan and going to the Glavil store! (I will be so broke afterwards.. but definitely worth it!) For normal clothing, I like Romwe or H&M Divided the most.

4. Have you traveled to other countries, if so which ones and if not where would you like to go?


I have lived in Spain for 5 months. I still really want to go to Japan and Australia.

5. If someone would give you a $1000, what would you spend it on?


Travelling and the decoration of my future home with my bf!  Also probably expanding my wardrobe and cocktails.. What can I say, I am pretty good at spending money XD

6. What is the one thing you can't live without?


Maybe a bit corny, but I couldn't live without my bf and my family. I have lived away from them for some time and it got me totally depressed not to be able to speak to them that often. Also liquorice :3 I am a huge addict!

7. Which of the seven deadly sins applies most to you?


Haha, I personally think I am pretty sinful, so this is a hard one. I guess the best for me would be lust. I lust after ALL the beautiful clothes XD

8. Favourite song at the moment?


Bad Girlfriend - Theory of a Deadman

9. Have you ever bought something that you really didn't like in the end?


YES, I used to be really awful at this. When I got clothing money for the first time from my parents for example, I bought a cardigan I didn't wear for over a year. Now I do wear it sometimes, but only inside the house.

10. Favourite colour of eye shadow?


I always wear bronze or brown, but my favourite would be lavender definitely. I just think it might look weird on me.

11. Do you follow any TV shows / animes at the moment ?


I have followed The Vampire Diaries for years. It is really the only show I ever watched all the way through and still like. It also helps I am very much in love with one of the main characters; Damon Salvator.. My bf says he doesn't mind XD

Random Facts


I drink at least five cups of tea everyday. I think I should have been English!

When I was younger, I used to fantasize about being able to do magic. (Favourite show used to be Winx Club, no surprise there.

I am verrrry much afraid of needles, don't want those things anywhere near me.

I love piercings, which is a very difficult contradiction to the previous fact..

I am not really a cities person, I prefer being in nature.

There is never not a song playing in my head.

When I finally have an evening to my self I often spend it just reading and sipping my beloved cups of tea.

When I move out of my current 'no pets allowed'- home I want a bunny!

I have been a pescotarian since I was 9 years old.

I can not sit still. Ever.

Alcohol and me don't always agree, I am always hangover after a night out.

My Questions

  1. What is your favorite thing in the whole world?
  2. Who is your celebrity crush?
  3. What's the one clothing item you couldn't do without?
  4. If you could only wear one make-up item, what would it be?
  5. What do you suck at?
  6. If you had a tote animal, what would it be?
  7. What is your biggest dream?
  8. What are your top 3 guilty pleasures?
  9. What would be your dream outfit?
  10. What do you think is your most redeeming quality?
  11. Have you ever had regrets about something you did?

Nominated Blogs


Sutewi - A sinful life
ZoĆ« - Orandajingyaru
Naoki - Regalium

I am sorry I didn't get up to eleven, but the blogs I follow regularly have mostly more than 200 followers and I did not want to put in randoms.

Much Love!


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

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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!