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Hime Gyaru Makeup & Hair Tutorials

I present to you the Hime Gyaru Look 🙂

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Here’s my take on this look and I hope you pardon the lack of BLONDE PUFFY HAIR and killer pink cheeks on my part 🙂 heehee

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The Hime Gyaru look is similar to that of looking like a princess, big blonde wavy hair, big eyes, light brows, soft pink cheeks and pretty dresses…. I love the idea of dressing and acting like a Princess because we are only young once and we ladies deserve to be pampered. With all the stresses put on ladies in present times, it’s only right that we put ourselves first when the time calls for it.

During my short trip to Japan last year, I was captivated by all the Himegyarus on the streets. Their hair was amazing, their dressing unique, their makeup flawless.

The amount of time, money and effort that goes into such careful outward presentation spoke volumes to me. It made me feel guilty about being sloppy!

Lets get into this whole  HIME PRINCESS craze!

Gyaru is a fashion in japan for teenage girls that’s all about designer

clothes, para para(a structured dance done to eurobeat and trance music),

and having fun. The girls often tan or dye or bleach their hair but that’s not

necessary. There are many  types of gyaru but the one that is becoming

increasingly popular is himegyaru style.

This style is not to become confused with the Japanese lolita fashion who wear poofy skirts and try to be child-like. Hime gyaru is about looking like a young lady who is well off. They wear cocktail dresses in mainly pastel colors with lots of bows. They usually are fair

skinned or don’t have very dark tans. Their hair is often light brown or blonde and in a beehive style. The hair is VERY big.
The point of the style is too look fancy and

beautiful like a young woman not an innocent little girl like

lolita.

Here are several links that have pictures or discuss hime:
1)http://www.freewebs.com/galinternational/styledefinition.htm
(a list of gyaru styles)
2)http://community.livejournal.com/himegyaru/
a livejournal community for himegyaru
3)http://www.ricoche.net/forums/index.php
a forum to discuss gyaru fashion
4)http://belle.22web.net/news.php
a resource site for himegyaru
Source:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081023180157AAunAvp

 

For any Himegyaru, wearing BIG PUFFY HAIR is one of the most basic and essential steps.

Below are some videos that have helped me immensely with curling techniques to achieve the HIME look.

 

1a) CURLING HAIR BASICS:

Personally I really really liked this Long wave hair video. I applied the  same technique to my hair and found that my waves were extremely “ curly fries-ish.” This is a pretty useful and effective technique  for Japanese Looks!

In the past, I under estimated the usefulness of a hair curler to achieve volumious hair. If I could redo all my hair purchases, I would get myself a great curler ( Luv Jose Eber), a good hair straightener , hair pins,a backcomb and hair spray.

 

Other Hime Gyaru hair styles: 

1b)Hime Gyaru Hair Tutorial:

1c) Himegyaru [victorian princess] hair

 

 

1d)Tutoriel Coiffure Style Hime gyaru :

This video has got to be the strangest mix of the lot. She’s obviously an asian-ish girl who does tutorial videos in FRENCH on Hime gyaru Inspired hairstyles. The world is one big melting pot. Geez

 

 

 

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BLOVET’s HIME GYARU LOOK

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LET’s  START OUR HIMEGYARU TUTORIAL

 

 

€My Himegyaru Inspiration€ :

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€FACE – SUNBLOCK &  HIMEGAYRU Hair Style€:

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Sometimes I feel absolutely grossed out looking at my naked face. However, one look at these Korean stars with and without makeup brings me a little more comfort, knowing that everyone needs to put in some effort to look good.

Makeup is our friend 🙂

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€EYES – CIRCLE LENS€

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€ARDELL LASH GROWTH ACCELERATOR€ (STRENGTHEN MY LASHES)

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€EYEBROWS€

– Hime eyebrow look is not too thin or thick. Its got to be just right with a medium arch and brows should be a light orangey brown.

-Fill in eyebrows with pencil and apply small short strokes.

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– Using an angled brush and taking a mixture of a light orange and brown color, fill in the brows. Brows should be kept a few shades lighter than your hair color.

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-Eyebrow Mascara ( Ettusias). A cheaper and equally effective alternative would be to use a light brown mascara and sweep over brows.

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€EYE COLOR€

-A mixture of Pinks and Light Purple was used on my eyes. I touched up a few times at the end of the look, especially when I was trying to put on my falsies. Sometimes, the eye color isn’t as intense as you expected and its really okay to reapply.

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-Blend NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk on top and bottom lid, to act as an eye shadow base

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-Blend a mixture of pink and purple eyeshadow close to lash line and extend a little over the crease. Asian lids in general are very heavy and we usually have to “ create” our own Crease with a darker eyeshadow color.

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-Blend the Pinkish E\S with ur fingers. This is the method I like to use when I am wearing a creamier base, like NYX Milk Jumbo pencil.

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-Blend a dark blue from the 120 eyeshadow palette on the bottom eyelid. Its okay to be messy here.

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-Using my new favourite Liner brush from MAC * 266* and any random black gel liner, I once again line the top and bottom lash line.

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-Re- Line my eyes with SANA Extra Heavy Liquid Liner for more intense color ( makeup needs to be exaggerated somewhat for picture)

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-White eyeliner on the bottom water line. An eye widening trick that is used by professionals all the time. I am using MAC Eyeliner in Fascinating.

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-At this point, I wouldn’t touch up on the eye shadow cause it tends to get a little messy  when I put on the falsies. I prefer to wait till the end to clean off any mistake than layer on more pinkish\purplish eye shadow.

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-Apply Mascara. As much as you want.

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-Luscious Lashes x2

Critical for looking like a Princess

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-Tip* Do re-apply liquid eyeliner to the bottom lash line and smudge slightly for that wide eyed look.IMG_6752 

€LIPS€

-Thick layer of gloss!

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VIOLA BELLAS!

 

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My Hair & Mascara Update

First off, I’m really sad that I can’t go shopping that frequently because of work and life commitments. I’m trying to look for a home so Its been a little hectic running here and there and meanwhile, I leave u with my current makeshift home

IN MY MAMA’S HOUSE, SOMEWHERE WITH ALOT OF GREENS & A BUS THAT TAKES 4EVER to come….

 

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I was having dinner with the gals a few weeks ago when we got taking about JOSE EBER curling iron. I want to post these pictures for a dear friend of mine who is pretty keen on getting them….

 

JOSE EBER 19mm CURLING IRON

 

PROs:

+Curls are super natural and hold pretty well even without product

+It doesn’t get too hot so you won’t burn ur fingers if u touch the rod accidentally

+Very easy to use

CONs:

-A deflated bank account for financially challenged beings like me

-When I bought this at VIVO city, they were being supported by metal rings, which allowed the curling iron to hang vertically without dropping… …. I don’t think any human has metal rings in their homes to specially hang their hot irons.

In my home, I’m lucky to have some amount of wooden flooring for me to place this curling iron on. Do not place this on laminate flooring cause it can spoil it, in the long run. They should make a metal standing thingy that comes with most curling irons so that we can place it safely on the table without the rod coming into contact with the surface. ya know wat I mean right? Pls shoot me if u don’t.

 

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In the afternoon, it got super super hot , I tied my hair up into 2 pig tails & my hubby called me

 PIPPI LONG

                  STOCKINGS

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Yes, I think I see the semblance. Maybe I’m just PIPI LONG STOCKINGS EVIL TWIN ~!!

Looking at her really cracks me up all the time. Her pigtails and ridiculous orange freckles remind me not to take things so seriously & have a good laugh at myself every once in a while. Ya know ~

Also, I am a mascara addict. I switch Mascaras like a tick.

Lately, I have been going forth between the Colossal Mascara by Maybelline ( grabbed this from changi airport T3) and FASIO mascara ( a bitch to remove)

 

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As far as curl goes, Fasio wins. As far as removal goes Colossal Wins. As far as volume goes, Colossal also wins but I was pretty disappointed in its performance cause of all the rave reviews I’ve been reading. It doesn’t do much for me, so I won’t buy it again. Fasio mascara have great curling and holding power but its like CEMENT on my lashes. My lashes fall out and they are pathetic because of this mascara. TOo bad. I like the curl.

In summary, I am not going to buy either of these mascaras again. Phew… … Now I can invest some cash into the circle lenses that bring me a step closer to huge eyes!!

 

I used my Acer Webcam to take these shots. Pretty Clear if you ask me. If I look oily, its because I was born this way.     😛

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My favourite food of the moment : Pecan Bun from Swiss Bake @ Holland V

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CIAO BELLAS!

 


Mini MAC HAUL & Bright Eyed Sizzling Red Lips

 

This is how I started off my yesterday.

Everyday Minerals on my eyes, Top Heavy Mascara focused especially on the tail ends of my lashes for a seductive cat eye look.

EEK!!! No Lipstick?!

Well, my brain usually functions after 2 in the afternoon  .

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So, in need of a serious lift ::

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B4 red lipstick ^& Gloss :

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Acting Sweet!

After red lipstick ^& Gloss :

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Now I’m FIERCE!

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This is how I started off today.

*MAC Haul at 12pm. WOW. What a stress reliever. Especially when I got  a chance to hang out with my darling friend, Ms Estee .

1) MAC CremeSheen SHY GIRL –

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This is such a beautiful lipstick. I read a lot of reviews regarding SHYGIRL & I just had to get my hands on it. WOW. I LOVE.

The lipstick glides on smoothly and the color is so sweet and youthful. Its an orangey color on my hand but on my lips, it totally rocks a nude sexy look. I LOVE THIS!

2) MAC EYESHADOW ET TU, BOUQUET ?  –

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Isn’t this color lovely? I think the picture speaks for itself. I’m in LOVE.

3) MAC BROW PENCIL BRUNETTE  –

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This eyebrow pencil is so la la… I only like it cause its easy to draw my brows with this. The color is a tad bit too light … …

That’s all for today, CIAO BELLAS!


Kiss Kiss

 

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So sue me, I was having fun with glitter…

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I’ve been a little occupied with life and work lately and haven’t had the time to go beauty shopping. Sadly, all I’ve purchased recently are some ELF products…

1) Elf Eye Liner Pencil in Midnight

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The color is pretty interesting but the application is pretty bad cause it’s dry and tugs at the skin. Personally, this isn’t something I would re- purchase.

2) Elf Custom Eyes in Moondust 

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I used in on the crease in this photo. A pleasant shimmery light brown shade. Not too bad, but its nothing I’ll go Gaga over though ;-0

3) Elf Custom Lips Peach

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This color is really sweet and pretty. You have to put a layer of gloss over it or it can look a tad bit dry. Otherwise, I like it !

 

Lippies of the Week:

  *Shu Uemura Lip Gloss + NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil Almond =

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  *Shu Uemura Lip Gloss + NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil Plush Red=

 

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Okay, doesn’t my old makeup case look a little worn out?

It’s great for putting a whole bunch of makeover miracle tools in it until  my mom bought me a much cuter makeup pouch!

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TADA!

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Ribbon hair accessories have been a recent and lasting obsession.

I can’t resist a good old ribbon to brighten up my sullen look 😛

Bought this huge ribbon and I’ve been trying to make it look Prettie!

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My all time trusty Lip Gloss –

MAC Lustreglass in Morning Glory

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Works like a charm for my dark lips all the time 🙂

Coming Soon :

A NYX GLitter Palette Swatch requested by Ulfie

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CIAO BELLAS*


120 Eye Shadow Palette Looks

 

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CIAO BELLAS !


Tropical Green & Soft Nude Lips

 

I usually select my eyeshadow based on my mood for that particular day.

Today, I feel serene and restful so I choose a rich soothing green for my eyes and a soft lip color.

 

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  2. I applied a brownish looking golden color to the crease area just to blend it out  to the off white color on my brow bone area.
  3. Eyeliner
  4. Mascara
  5. Curl
  6. Lip Balm – Liner – Gloss

 

 

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Concealing Imperfections – Office Look

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Conceal eyes with a creamy concealor.

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Conceal reddness, zits, whatever you can’t stand. Blending the concealor is very impt or you get white patches on your face. It has happened to me too often, so I put more effort into blending it out well. Also, Use a brush if your fingers aren’t clean.

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After concealing, I recommend a light powder to set your face. If you use foundation, its wonderful to put it on now and than use this powder veil from coastal scents to set your face.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS VEIL. It is so fine and so smooth, as can be seen from the picture and the color suits me extremely well. I recommend the Medium Veil especially if you don’t wear any foundation or you simply want a natural, glowly look. This product comes highly recommended by ME !

You can apply it with fingers or brushes. The brushes in the picture below show powder application for the entire face and the smaller one is kabuki brush for the eye area or any smaller hard to reach areas.

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Apply in a swirling motion 🙂 Easy

 

You should have a more or less flawless finish after the concealor, foundation ( optional ) and veil application.  EXCUSE my MESSY HAIR.

Anyways, everyone has a different definition of flawless. For me, its covering reddness and zits and eye bags . To others, its a face of foundation andor powder. Whatever rocks your boat.

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For my eyes today, I simply apply some light pink eyeshadow and thick coat of mascara… After using ELF Mascara, I am finding it very hard to use my other mascaras cause they somehow weigh down my eyelashes and they don’t make my eyes look that vibrant.

ELF mascara may take a longer time to dry but it is really great!

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So now I am late for work and I need to get out! My makeup is super simple but sweet enough to meet clients.

HAIR UP?

…. retarded pose 😛

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Nah… Hair down is better….

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CIAO BELLAS!

OFF TO WORK!

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MAC GLITTER LINER & MY FAV. PERFUMES

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Just bought this yellow hair band, which I love so much. Its a really rich banana yellow and has a texture similar to suede. I’m in love. My perpetual hair band obsession… … …

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My hand phone pouch… … …

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My Current Perfume Obsession :

CHLOE: It looks much prettier in person than in picture. Smells like a million bucks.

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ESCADA : Sweet & Light smelling. Unfortunately the smell doesn’t last for long

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MICHAEL KORS: VERY MUSKY. A little goes a long long way!

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MARC JACOBS: UNISEX SMELLING

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CIAO BELLAS!


Bright Glittery Eyes :)

Stuff used:

1) Coastal Scents Gold & Lime Green

2) Any Random White Glittery Eyeliner to act as a base for the glitter   and to be placed at the inner corners of the eye

3) Maybelline Mascara ( 4 coats)

4)White Eyeliner on the top lash line

5)Brown Eyeliner for tight lining the upper water line

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Blue Glittery Sky

FOTD: Blue Eyes with White Glitter

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MAC Hello Kitty Haul – It just launched here:)

I’m definitely going to use these babies for my videos soon…

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Lastly, here’s a picture to show u guys my recently rebonded hair…. I had to get it straightened after it was over processed during a real bad perm job…

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