Thursday, 5 April 2012

My Return From Camp!

Minnasan, konnichiwa! I'm back from the Japanese Immersion Camp - unfortuneatly! It was honestly the best experience of my life (so far)! Though I'm glad to be back at home with my family, I'm going to sincerely miss all the awesome friends I made. 
Before the camp, my sole motivation for continuing Japanese through VCEs was the extra Atar marks you gain. After hearing about so many peoples' experiences with Japanese language study, however, I became increasingly interested in doing it!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Japanese Immersion Camp?!

Say princesses, guess who made it into her city's Japanese Immersion Camp program! I'm so glad to have been accepted!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Gyaru Ramblings and Such

Hi again, pretty girls and boys! So, lately I've been thinking a lot about the extremes of Gyaru fashion - like circle contact lenses and false eyelashes - and wondering when it becomes inappro- priate to wear them (in terms of age). 'Too young', for example, is a factor I've been contemplating since discovering, and choosing to join, Gyaru; but I was so excited about it in the beginning that I never really wondered if the make-up would look too mature on me. All I knew was I wanted to wear it and price didn't matter.
When I think about it, I still have the same passion for Gyaru make-up (eyemake, especially) I had in the beginning. If not, more so, as I've done a lot more research and spent a lot of time collecting tutorial scans, but I can't help but fear what my family would think because of my age (I'm fifteen, going on sixteen in August). 

Saturday, 17 March 2012

L'Oreal Fashion Festival, Yeah!

Hi there, everyone! Firstly, what do you think of the new look? I love how much girlier it looks, and My Melody is really the icing on the cake! Anywho~ I have some great news to share with you all, as well as some pictures of freebies I scored from the L'Oreal Fashion Festival yesterday! If I had to sum it up in one word, it was amazing. I enjoyed every minute of it and hope I can go again next year!

Friday, 9 March 2012

The Determination to Chase a Dream

Hi, girlies! Sorry to be a bore, but I'd like to take the time to blog about something a little more serious today. A couple days ago, I made an important realization that I think should be shared with others in a similar position to my own. I want to be famous.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

My First Mbok Purchase!

Hey, girlies! I had my first rehearsal for the school production today, which happened to be a singing session with another lead actor. Though I was self-conscious at first, I think I really came out of my shell as it progressed! We have group rehearsals tomorrow and the day after, too. Wish me luck!

 Also, I bought my first La Parfait item on Mbok the other day! It's a gingham, sleeveless dress with a big, pink bow and ruffles at the hem of the skirt! Here are some pictures that were included in the auction:

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Just Call Me, 'Miss Kitty'!

Hi there, super-cuties! How have your weekends been so far? A couple weeks ago, I auditioned for a musical my school is currently organizing, called, 'How the West was Warped'.

 My friend Gabriella, having decided to audition as soon as she heard the news, convinced me to join her, but I was very nervous because I knew I wasn't (and still fail to be) the best singer around, and had never really acted before. But, to my surprise, I made it and got a lead role! I'm so happy, I can't believe it!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Miserable Weather

Hi again, everyone! So far, my week has been very... wet. It literally hasn't stopped raining since Sunday night! There were even warnings of flash floods on the radio yesterday, but thankfully, that died down pretty quickly.

I hope the rain will wait even a little until I have the chance to buy a new umbrella, however. My old ones were so cheap, they broke after only a couple uses! I've learnt my lesson: quality over quantity, that's for sure! (And it being cute would definitely be a bonus!)

Saturday, 25 February 2012

New Nails & Mermaid Tails!

Hi there, princesses! Remember the press-on nails I mentioned yesterday? Well, coincidentally, they arrived that very afternoon! I was so excited, I had to try them on right away!

Friday, 24 February 2012

My Gyaru Goals for 2012!

Hi again, everyone! How has your week been? Seeing as this blog is still new, and my last post ran rather short, I figured it'd be a great opportunity to tell you all a little bit more about myself!

My name is Shenae (shuh-nay)! I'm fifteen-years-old and live in Australia with my two Guinea Pigs, Parker and Stanley. Roughly 5'5"-5'6" (165-167cm) tall, proudly sporting lavender braces!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Introduction to Sparkle Melody!

Super-cuties, welcome to my brand new blog, 'Sparkle Melody'! Here, I'll be sharing my progress as an aspiring Himegyaru with all of you, and also the occasional thought or opinion as I see fit.

I first discovered Gyaru fashion in early 2011, but was more interested in Sweet Lolita at the time.