Sunday, June 5, 2011

Things Needed & Minor Setbacks.

I have been adding and adding and adding like crazy to my collection of makeup and hair stuff and I feel like I've got a lot of really good things but it seems like with this style I always need more. It can be tough, you have to keep up with all the latest fashions and you're constantly browsing and shopping and buying and trying to find things that look good for you and your body type. But feeling beautiful and the excitement you get knowing you look good, is really, for me, very much so worth it. I still need to find a good pair of bottom lashes. I have tops but just wearing tops doesn't make me feel like a *real* Gal as silly as it sounds. I'm still on the hunt for circle lenses, I should have them by August, I've recruited my mom in the search since she's a shopaholic too (ha!) I have enough clothes now, brand spanking new, to make some really cute coords and I'm waiting on a few very ncecessary *key pieces*. I need skirts and a few more accessories, and after that I should be completely good to go at least for a minute! And of course... I need a camera, so I can show all of you what I've been putting all my hard work into. I'm also going to work on losing weight, not because of the heavy-girl backlash in the gal community (because really, I could give a crap what they think about my body), but for me. I want to do it for myself. And of course, there will be the purchasing of hair pieces and maybe even wigs, I should have my first hair piece in by August as well.

I'm also disappointed with the lack of a Gal community in the North Texas area. I'm 100 miles away from Dallas, and there's nothing from what I've seen of Gals in the Wichita Falls area/southern Oklahoma area. This is I think one of the worst parts of being out in the Midwest and living in pretty much the middle of nothing.  I know there are a few great Gyarusa's in the Midwest but they are all so far from me and I'm not sure if I'd be able to go to meet ups. So I'm trying to start a Gyarusa here but there doesn't seem to be any girls or guysin this area interested or even knowledgeable about the Gyaru/Gyaru-o culture or fashion or anything. Oh the woes of living in Redneckville...SO the search continues...

If there are any girls/guys in the Wichita Falls Area that would like to join a fledgling gyarusa, feel free to email me at! I don't have a name or anything picked out, no meetups have been planned, I just think it would be nice to have a Gyarusa in my area and to have friends with similar interests and we can all hang out :D That's all for this post! I will post more things soon!


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shopping Shopping Shopping!

My mom and I are totally bad about shopping and I must share all the cute things purchased lately!



This cute Tuxedo Blazer

Lace Ribbed Tank in Cream

This TOTALLY cute to DIE for Military Bolero

This cute Gray Snap Front Cowl-Neck Sweater!

There are tons of other things I got but I won't picture spam! I am currently looking for a really cute pleated skirt and some hot heels or boots to go with my new tops! Will post coords as soon as I get my camera! :D

Friday, June 3, 2011

Music Post of the Day!

Gals love to... Dance! I really really love K-Pop and I thought I would post a couple of songs that I like to dance around to! Enjoy!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

On The Hunt: Green Circle Lenses

I am looking for a good pair of Geo Super Nudy Green circle lenses! If anyone knows a good, reputable site to get them from, that isnt too terribly expensive and ships fast, please feel free to share! The links I found so far are here:

Shoppingholics Green Lenses

CircleLens2U Green Lenses

If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them!


I have tried a few eyeshadow palettes over the past couple of months and I thought I would share which ones I really liked!

1. The Urban Decay Naked Palette. Since Gyaru make (with the exception of manba and the more extreme styles) is mostly neutral colors this is a GREAT palette to have. It's really expensive, but it's a great investment. The colors are mostly shimmery, there aren't any matte shadows I don't think, but I still enjoy using it, because the colors pop and they're very eye catching and pretty! The brush that came with the palette is a bit slick and doesn't hold the pigment very well so I WOULD suggest getting another brush. Especially get a new eyeshadow primer as well. The Urban Decay Primer Potion is runny, watery and awful. I would suggest L'Oreal's eyeshadow primer or Palladio.

2. Sephora Collection 52 Color Palette. This is by far my FAVORITE palette. You can buy it on, the price now has dropped down to $12 US + shipping. There's great neutrals, great colors, and the black matte shadow is PERFECT for lining eyes with a bent liner brush! It also comes with these really rich, creamy lip glosses and blushes (which I don't use) AND a bronzer (which I use A LOT. It's a great bronzer). It's not even close to being as expensive as the UD Naked palette, which you can find for $50-$100, which is definitely a plus!

3. Nyx 28 Neutral Palette. The black shadow isn't as good as the Sephora palette, but they have pretty whites, browns, and pinky-browns that are really good! you can buy it from the store as well as a ton of great brushes and cheap, but great, cosmetics! The MakeupGeek store is also where I buy my eyelid primer and my highlighting powder (I use Palladio Rice Powder in Translucent.) I suggest checking out her site because she has TONS of great makeup tips and video tutorials and a product list a mile long, so anyone that is really super into makeup needs to visit to see her idea galleries and all the cool stuff there! To Visit the Makeup Geek Site, Click Here!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

How to: Exfoliate your Lips!

Some girls use a washcloth and gently run it over their lips to exfoliate the dead skin away before applying lipstick, but I have found another super easy, time-saving way to exfoliate my lips! You should do this before you put your make on and after you take it off, at least do it twice a day. It makes your lips nice, soft, and healthy and you don't have to worry about gross flakes and patches of dry, dead skin when you do your lips! When you're brushing your teeth, just GENTLY run your toothbrush in little circles over your lips. Make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, a hard or medium bristled toothbrush will hurt! Don't do it too hard, you don't want to pull off the skin underneath or make your lips raw from exfoliating too much, just lightly move the bristles over the skin to get rid of any dry, dead patches and reveal your pretty soft lips underneath!

Product Review: Fruit Smoothie Mask

I love this mask! It smells great, it makes my skin feel soft and moisturized and is even cooling on the skin. It's very fruity (which you'd expect, from the fruit smoothie mask) and it's really, really quick drying so you don't have to sit there for an hour and wait for it to dry. The only problem is they give you a LOT in the package and it tends to get messy but other than that it's a great mask! You should use a mask at least once a week to get all the impurities completely out of your skin and it's just very relaxing and a great way to unwind! I should have added masks to the skin care post and forgot, mostly because I don't use it every day, but Montagne Jeunesse makes GREAT ones and they're only $1.37 US at Walmart, so they're really good quality AND really cheap!


Plus Size Gals!

If you like to shop online for clothes and enjoy a huge clearance section and genuinely cute clothes that are trendy and adorable, go to Torrid.Com  450 new items have been added to the clearance section, and for the not-plus sized gals they have adorable shoes, accessories, and jewelry! I bought two Hello Kitty Lunchboxes from Torrid to put my makeup in and they are great! They also have adorable bags as well!

Hair Care!

Teasing, curling, flattening, enough hairspray to withstand a hurricane, a Gal's hair really, really goes through a lot of torture! Just like healthy skin makes your make look better, healthy hair makes your hairstyle look even more great! I do a lot to keep my hair looking healthy and I thought I would share some tips and great products for other gals to use!

1. If you're going to color your hair at home, you MUST use the conditioner that comes in the box! And not the quarter of the tube and save the rest for later like they tell you on the packaging, go ahead and put the whole tube on your head. What I do is put the conditioner on my hair, put on a durable plastic shower cap like the one pictured below, and go ahead and shower. I let the conditioner sit in my hair for the entire shower. I wash my body, my face, do everything but rinse my hair until very last, that way my hair has a chance to soak up the moisture. I use Feria hair coloring, it's very gentle on my hair and doesn't leave it dry and brittle and their conditioner is very good, I highly recommend it.

If you get your hair colored at a salon, I would still use a good conditioning treatment with a conditioner that the salon sells. Biolage makes good conditioner as well as Nexxus and Tresemme.

2. When selecting an every day shampoo, you want to look for key words like "repair" and "moisturizing." Volumizing shampoo is good, but you can use volumizing products like mousse. For hair care, you need to repair, protect, and THEN style. The shampoo and conditioner I use is Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair (pictured below.) It gently cleans my hair, it makes it nice, shiny, healthy and soft, and doesn't dry it out or clean too harshly.

3. Hair styling tools are the worst on hair because the heat from our flat irons, curling irons, blowdryers, hot rollers, and everything else damage our hair. To keep your hair from frizzing and frying, I recommend using certain tools to lessen the damage as much as possible. I will list them all below and hopefully some of these help you out!

The first thing I use on my hair before I even touch a blowdryer or anything to my hair is spritz it all over with a good leave in conditioner. It's A 10 Leave-In Miracle Product (pictured below) is the best leave in conditioner I have ever used and it can be found in salons.

After I make sure my hair is good and conditioned, while it is still damp I comb it out. NEVER brush wet hair, use a comb instead. Brushing wet hair, especially if you're rough and pull at it, will break and split your ends. After I comb my hair, again before I even use a blowdryer or anything, I make sure to protect my hair from the heat. I use Got2B's Guardian Angel Flat Iron Balm. (pictured below) It protects hair from heat up to 425 degrees, it smells great, and it's a great product that saves my hair from a lot of damage.

After I use the flat iron balm I blowdry my hair really well and I do not use a curling iron right away, I hot roll my hair. I use a set of 20 Remington rollers that have ionic conditioning. These hot rollers are amazing, they have color coordinated plastic clips for each size roller so you don't have to use metal pins. They make your hair soft and the curls are really bouncy and cute!

After I put my hair in rollers, once I finish the last roller I use Kenra Thermal Styling Spray. The hold on this spray is seriously intense, but it doesn't make hair too sticky or crunchy. It lessens the amount of aerosol hairspray I have to use and it's heat activated!

I hope the list of products help and the advice was useful! There are of course plenty of other options in hair care, hair masks, conditioning treatments, hot oil, etc. If I try these out I will be more than happy to review them here!