Tag Archives: pretty

Summer Lovin’ Festival Gyaru

I love summer, I love yukata, and I love gyaru. What’s not to love? This is my entry for this month’s Japan Blog Matsuri! Today is the last day, have you entered yet?

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Wanna get that Ganguro Look?

I’m not a super girly-girl, and I don’t wear a ton of make-up. So I knew that make-up tutorial videos existed, but had never really watched any. That being said, I can’t stop watching these tutorials. Despite there being no

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Good bye, Cherry Blossoms

Sakura season is almost at a close, already. It always seems fast, but this year particularly so–it felt like the blossoms were barely on the trees before the wind and rain (and maybe a few aftershocks?) shook them all to … Continue reading

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入学式 and a Beautiful Moment

Last week we had the School Entrance Ceremony, 入学式, which was remarkably similar to the Graduation Ceremony a few weeks ago. The freshmen processed in by class, and their home room teacher guided them with a flourish. Songs were sung, … Continue reading

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A rose by any other name…

The cherry blossom viewing party was a great success, despite getting slightly rained on, but that didn’t stop us! Flowers were viewed, pictures were taken, sake was drunk, and a good time was had by all! That being said, we’re … Continue reading

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Ueno is Panda Crazy!

When we went to Tokyo last weekend, the trains were still a bit disrupted, so instead of landing in Shinjuku or Ikebukuro as usual, our final stop was Ueno. This was a happy occasion, because we haven’t gotten much chance … Continue reading

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Engrish of the Week: Like a virgin?

Shiseido’s Maquillage makeup line’s tagline is “I’m Virgin” because everyone loves a vir…wait, what? These words, they do not mean what I think you think they mean, Shiseido! I guess they’re trying to imply that she’s young and her skin … Continue reading

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