For a while now I've been pondering...what makes someone gyaru?
Is it the makeup? The hair? The outfits? I know some people say it's a lifestyle, but how is it a way to live your life? Do gals live their lives in such a way that it's different from a normal person who just likes to look good? Yeah, it can be expensive if you do it everyday but why else is it different?
I think some people praise Japanese gyaru models and random people a little too much. It's like they think they dress like in the magazine every day when in fact they only do it for a photo shoot. Yeah, some may dress gyaru in their every day life but some people just don't have time to or just don't want to.
To me, if you have the eyelashes, contour, and circle lenses then you're gal enough for me. Of course, they have to look good but other than that you're good. Some people like to follow magazines to the last detail and that's perfectly fine, but they fail to realize that you can just mix and match stuff not following any one particular style and still be gal. I know I had a moment where I felt that if I didn't follow close to what was popular in Oneegyaru or Rokku gyaru fashion then I wasn't gal enough. But I feel I needed to follow it closely to get a better understanding of the style and now I don't want to look exactly like the latest issue of Jelly or Soul Sister or something like that. I want to wear whatever clothes I like and still appear gyaru (that's why I prefer to emphasis on makeup and hair and not clothes)
So what makes someone gyaru to you? Also, if you follow or believe in a "gal lifestyle", please explain it to me in your own words so I can better understand it :)