Happy August, lovelies!
Over the past 7 months I've been slowly (turtle pace, even) working at Himegyaru. I feel like I've come quite a ways within these many months, so I'd like to do a little photo log of my progress so far (before officially starting my 2-month 'journey' today ♥).
I started attempting the general gyaru hair and make-up around December/January. I had been reading Popteen/egg/Ranzuki for a while, and had just stumbled upon ageha.
from My Attempt at Hime hair & makeup (January)
My hair and makeup were just... I don't know -- wrong? I thought it was ~amazing~ at the time, but looking back.. something was not right with it. Right now I'm thinking "I really looked like that?!", and even feel a little, well, ashamed. I didn't know about controuring, so no accentuating or hiding features I liked/didn't like... plus no lenses.
I recieved new lashes and my 2nd ever pair of circle lenses (both from Pretty & Cute) on February 12th, and decided to wear them on Valentine's Day.
I also dyed my hair a nice burgundy and started wearing the curled-bangs look.
from Happy Valentine's Day (February)
Getting new lashes and circle lenses definitely helped! At this point, I began reading lots of ageha and learned some contouring, so I tried to hide my nose! Surprisingly, it worked a little. My coordinating skills were kinda blah at the time (still are... working on that the most!).
Mid-February, I changed my bangs to straight & blunt rather than side-swept. I felt it suited Hime better.
from [Tutorial]: Simple Hime hairstyle (February)
Also in February, I learned how to make a semi-bouffant(definitely not as big as desired), so I made a little tutorial. Around this time, I learned about heat protecting syrums and how to help curls hold in my hair, so I feel as if I stopped being terrible at doing hair. ♥
Once March rolled around, I started focusing on make-up again. At this point, I began "filling in" my eyebrows to give them a much softer look, and (in Mid-March) went back to side-swept bangs.
I really love this picture. I feel like it captures me perfectly. xD
I started trying more hair and makeup styles, and got a little more cutesy with my style in general. I began focusing on nail-art and became interested in wigs at this point as well.
I ordered a hime wig from GLW in early April since I thought it would make things wayyyy easier! ('just put wig on > styling hair' was my thought)
my current signature photo ♥♥
This was around the time I had fallen out of love with Classic lolita. After getting the wig and seeing myself with it on, I seriously fell deeply in love with Hime. I felt like it was right for me and that I was finally pursuing the right fashion. I also started liking agejo style ♥
In May, I received my shoe order from DreamV which began my Hime wardrobe (it's still very tiny). I couldn't focus much on Hime during May due to finishing school, so not much progress was made. xD
June was my month to purchase tons of make-up and revise my morning face cleaning routine. I got into the habit of taking my make-up off each night which I should have already been doing. I even got my first pairs of Diamond Lash's lovely lashes. ♥
from Lioele Makeup Base & Foundation review (June)
July just ended, and I feel like I made big progress during the month. I got my 3rd pair of circle lenses, lightened my hair, and began trying new styles of hair and make-up.
I feel like I've made huge progress over these past months, but I know I've still got a long way to go. I don't think I would have even made it this far without the support of my friends and all of you, my lovely readers. Thank you all so much! ♥♥