Hi, gals! ♡ The last months have been pretty overwhelming in social media, the gal community (j-fashion comm in general let me say), me organizing the Gyaru 109 Month and personal / work life don't help at all, so I decided to have a moment of reflexion to rest my mind and take a break before keep going on. That's why today I want to share with you:

5 things I learned thanks to being Gyaru for many years

I've been Gyaru since 8 years ago, however I discovered the style 13 years ago and since then I decided that's what I wanted for me. However at that moment I wasn't in the ideal moment of my life to start in the style, so the firsts years I did my best researching, practicing my makeup and learning more about j-fashion communities, so I could start 100% once I could afford it and I was independent enough to freely take my own decisions. And looking back, waiting for the right moment to actually be gal was a great decision I made.

Since then I've been learning and growing a lot. Specially having now Gyaru as my lifestyle. That's why I want to share with you a few things I've learned during this journey so maybe you can have a smoother one.

1. Your mental health should always go first.

I know this is SUPER obvious, yet one of the most difficult things to achieve and I still work on that every day of my life.

Hi, gals! Este mes he estado super full en el trabajo y me he estado haciendo varios chequeos porque mi salud no está al cien. Así que hoy decidí hacer un post más relajado para compartir algo bonis y tranquilo. Uno de los circle lenses que más me han gustado (pero que no sé si pueda volver a comprar). (ಥ﹏ಥ)

Debido a la pandemia casi todas las tiendas de circle lenses dejaron de hacer envíos a Perú y poco más de la mitad el primer año nuestro servicio postal no estuvo disponible, así que decidí probar por primera vez circle lenses japoneses porque esos me los mandaba mi shopping service a través de FedEx. Esta marca no tiene envíos internacionales, así que hice mis pedidos de Japón como generalmente lo hago con el shopping service y aproveché para incluir estos circle lenses de Candy Magic, una marca bastante popular y confiable. 
Si quieren saber cómo hacer pedidos de marcas japonesas, aquí tengo una guía: How to buy Japanese brands (Updated)

Hi, gals! ♡ Last weekend was the Harajuku Fashion Walk México, an online event Harajuku Gang México has been organizing since the pandemix started because we J-Fashion communities can't have fashion walks since the pandemic started. It's actually the first time I joinin an event from this country so I was really excited to meet new people and learn about the community in México.

As Gyaru we're not really part of the Harajuku Fashion, becasuse meanwhile styles like Decora, Lolita o Visual Kei are concentrated on Takeshita Street (Harajuku/1-Chome), Gals are around Shibuya 109 (2-Chome). So we're not from the same family, but neighbors. 😂

The special guest of the event was Cybr.grl

Since the event was scheduled at 7 pm, that day I woke up not so early to finish my blog posts about the Gyaru Life. (I recommend you to read in case you didn't!) and around 5 pm I videocall with Kiwii and Thabasa to get ready together. This is one of the things I love the most about the Latinoamerican gal comm. More than a community, we're a group of close friends who always find the way to spend time and have fun together. 

Chaossu! Part 2 of this blog post about the Gyaru life. In the first part I talked about my personal experience and how I live my Gyaru life, however this can be pretty much different from gal to gal, there are a lot of things that can be part of our lives as gals, so in this second part I'll talk about many other things that are more common to see in Japanese gals and/or I haven't done myself (yet?).
Read the previous post: Living a Gyaru Life pt. 1 ♡ How I live my Gyaru life?

1. Gyaru slang

There are a looot of words, some of them are really old like "agepoyo!" which is a expression of being super excited or "pagal" which is an incomplete not so good looking gal, could be considered the Gyaru equivalent of the "ita" for the Lolita comm (so not a nice word). And there are more modern slang like "gyau" which is a more modern a westernized way of gal (refered to current EGG models), "pien" which could be translated as "sob sob" and you use it when you're tearing about something happy or sad. 

Kyun desu! 
Hi, gals! The other day I watched some really cool videos on Tiktok from Kandi Zacc and Chris I REALLY recommend you to watch so I decided to make another response video to share my lifestyle as Gyaru. I think it's really cool how diverse Gyaru can be and how even if you can do a lot of different things, everything is Gyaru focused so in this post I'm going to talk about how's my Gyaru life and what other things you can do to also live a Gyaru life.

0. Beauty & Fashion

I put this as number zero because is the basic of the basics. Fashion and beauty (makeup, hair and nails) are the absolute musts in the style and how most of us start our Gyaru journey. However there's way more than that.

1. Gyaru music & dance

Eurobeat, Techno and Trance a huge among gals and many of them collect those CDs and DVDs. In my case I really like to listen to that music but also dancing ParaPara. I try to dance everyweek to make refilms (cover of ParaPara routines) and every time I can I join ParaPara projects in the Gyaru community or in the International ParaPara community. I also lead the 🌻ParaPara club🌻 in the 109 Discord. Sometimes we have meetings to dance together. I wish we could do it more often. ;;

ギャル♡ParaPara was a project I made at the beginning of this year.

2. Blogging

Blogging was a huge thing around 2008~2013. Most gals in Japan used to share their lives, makeup, codes, gets, and for brands that was the main way to share news with their audiences. Ameblo and Blogcrooz were the social media of the 2010s.

Blogging from their phones was really popular and that's where the use of super cute emojis for blogging comes from. So that's something I do because I really enjoy writing and sharing my Gyaru journey, as well as some educative information for baby gals.

I also follow blogs from other gals like Kieli, Amiman and Clairey & Amy (I'm a secretly big fan of them. Can you imagine having a gal twin? that would be so cool!). And if you want to follow Japanese gals old blogs, Natsumin has a huge masterlist.

Welcome to my face blogging after work!
I'm usually super tired at night but blogging keeps me awake because I enjoy it a lot. ;; <3