Showing posts with label How to be Kawaii. Show all posts
Showing posts with label How to be Kawaii. Show all posts

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Trying Nu Goth Fashion Look Book


Hey there - I know its been a while since I did a post!But yay am giving you a new one and its going to be about the style and fashion form Japan ( J- Fashion! ) Nu Goth, this style ...WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE!? 
Quote form the wonders of Google ~ Nu Goth is a fashion style that takes some of the tropes of casual Goth fashion and mixes it up with Hipster fashion staples like high-waisted shorts, crop tops, and oversized sunglasses. These Nu Goths do not listen to Goth music, they simply wear the clothing that they like.10 Dec 2011
Nu goth is not exactly about goth, that much we know. It's about black, symbols, denim shorts, ombre hair, pastels, purple, platform shoes, leggings, backpacks, studs, black lipstick, mermaid hair and occult symbols. -2014 rebel circus


Sunday, 11 June 2017

Forever 21 Kawaii Haul

Hey every cutie!
How are you all, I finally can share with you the items form my Forever21 haul , I have been looking forward to getting my order cause there was so many cute items online. I just had to get them. So many kawaii able items and cute styles. I was rather surprised in so many cute items , As its not a shop or a online store I go to often. So I thought I would share both on my blog and my video here what I treated myself too.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Alternative Kawaii Looks

So I guess if you have been following me on Instagram you will see I have been taking more outfit shots. Iuno for some reason y'all like them so its nice to see the feedback here or on Instagram. So I thought I would post them up here and run through them. Yuno...why not...



Sunday, 7 May 2017

Some Kawaii Adventures and updates

Last month I got hit by some cold bug it lasted around 2-3weeks, It was like the cold was not wanted to leave me, between that root canal , skin reactions to a cream or a soap thing and then pulling something in my bad has left me a bit of a glitter hot mess. However trying to get back to doing kawaii things or pottering about once I summoned my energy I took a day out to the Kyoto Friendship Gardens in Edinburgh. As the Sakuras are in blossom and did not want to miss out on the chance to enjoy it fully ( I always end up missing them!)

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Really a Princess

Yuno as I write this I sure do not feel like a princess. 
Am in sweat pants and a jumper okay the jumper is baby pink and cute as possible while I nurse myself with some dreaded Con Flu . Which is why I have some time to blog about this. 

My newest adventures of late have been becoming a Princess, Well a cosplay/ costume princess. Years ago I never dreamed of putting of puffy full sized over the top dresses. But it did happen thanks to meeting my cosplay sister last year. And then we had this crazy idea of doing more Princesses together.  

Sunday, 26 March 2017

SugarPill and Limecrime Valentines sets


So this is kind of a late post but hey let's get to it...Valentines often bring out a fair amount of cute limited sets, So when Lime Crime and Sugarpill announced the sets they were bringing out , I saw the colours and fell in love with all the red tones that were used. However cause it takes a fair few weeks for any of the UK stockist to have them or on the other hand the shipping from the company direct it takes ages to finally get my paws on them. I also favour getting the brands within the UK to avoid customs. 

So lets have a look at Sugar pill. This is a Eye Shadow Pallete that comes with 4 large size pans with really nice and ( my go to colours) am a sucker for those red shades. The set also comes along with a liquid matte lipstick is a stunning shade and cause they came as a set I had to have it . The eyeshadows are soft and buttery and the colour pay off is really good . I also have used these shades for Blush , Contour and Highlights so its a pretty usable pallet for me.


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Kawaii Easter Review with Modes4U

Hello there every cutie!

I am so excited to share with you all my lastest parcel form Modes4U, I will be doing a sponsored review all the kawaii and amazing items they have sent over ! All the items can be found , and many many more over at www.modes4u.com where there is so many items to pick from and a great place to get some cute Easter items to make your Easter and Spring holidays much more cuter! 

So shall we check out the adorable items that were in the parcel!? Lets do this!


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Adventures at Capital Sci Fi Con 2017

February was a fun month. It was pretty busy which is why there was a long time of my blog being quite and such. The run up to February was weekends full of promoting a charity convention for CHAS. Out each week with my friends and cosplay family in our cosplays. promoting , meeting the public and collecting money!
Finally the event came , it was so different to last years one. this time I was meeting not only the street team cosplayers that I had the pleasure of getting to know over the past few months and making new freindships and bonds but also a lot of cosplay friends I had not seen since September last year!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Harajuku Street style

Its the month of romance ! I love this month cause all the shops are full of Cute themes and lovely things!  And I am a complete sucker for of it. However this post is not about valentines day as such but more on the Harajuku Cats and the new stuff I bought from Cutesy Kink the other week. And its all cat themed!

The stuff I got is from the brand ACDCRAG. A well known Japanese brand in Harajuku. Who sell , you guessed it Harajuku street fashion. So I wanted to share with you the goodies I got myself and a few other bits and bobs that I have.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Disney Haul - Things I got from Disney Paris


So if any one like Haul posts and cute stuff here is the post for you , the things I got at Disney. On the whole I was completely gutted at the Disney village and the shops in Disney if I am being honest. The prices I felt were higher than normal ( but then it was 2 years since I was there.) The big disappointment was even though there we were there on a Tsum Tsum Tuesday...NO TSUMS were found for that release. To be frank they barely had any Tsums! I was gutted . I in the end did by 4 Tsums, mini ones of Donald, Minnie and Mickey in the polka dot outfits and as last time I got a Medium size Donald I this time got a same size Daisy for him ..yuno can't leave poor Donald all alone!
I was so gutted missing out on the Aristocats Tsums! I did check online and poof they were all gone I am going to check some stores but looks like I may have to call in some of my Kawaii shopping skills to buy me Marie's Brothers ( the ones I really wanted!!) Or Pay for them at double or more on Ebay ... or wait for Clinton cards to sell them. Am still hunting for a mini Beast Tsum too. Gutted.***Update I got the ones I wanted and more from a pop up Disney store in the next City!***
So that was a utter fail for me. Last time there was HUNDREDS of Tsums in every shop there it was heaven! But this time it was like the rejected unwanted ones or the ones that you can pick up with ease. So annoying. Any how the medium size Daisy seems to be non- available in every store I have looked and online so I was happy to get her.



Friday, 16 December 2016

How to make a a Kawaii Princess bedroom.

Every one loves having a room, personal space and place to retreat to. Most the time that is your bed room. I myself have wanted a shabby chic with a kawaii princess touch to it. Its a working progress. However I thought why not post up my findings form what I have found here with you all.
I found lots of inspiration online and of course added my own touch. I guess when it comes down to it your personal taste will favour shades and colours so just pick what you like. Myself I took to softer shades as its a bedroom after all and its for sleeping. I know some of you will still be in the frame of mind that your bed room is your whole life. I was like that when I was renting. So feel free to pick the shades and things that you like -its your room . This is simply my guide and ideas.


Lets go!
First off colours are important I picked the shades already on my walls. which is a muted cream shade and a wall of crazy purples ( a feature wall I think it is to be?) - I want to change it but not till time and money ect. So am working with the shades I have in mind and the shades I have. Of course I would love to rip it all off and have it all my way but - not yet. So I picked similar shades to what I want to what I have. Soft colours, cream , soft grey, a hint of pink and lavender .  So am working with those shades in mind. ( you can pink the kinds you want but think princess like.) When it comes to Princess shades, think ( and not limited too.) Pastels. White, Baby Pink / Blue , Egg Duck Blue, Lavander, Dusty Gray ect. 



I picked a shabby chic theme with a touch of royalty and cuteness. Cause I wanted to feel like a princess when I step into the room. However keeping in mind Mr also shares the room - I had to hold back on the crazy princess ideas I had! Am sure he will feel like a princess too when its all finally done haha! So I guess I went for a more mature princess theme.  I picked out things like hearts, butterflies, unicorns , flowers, soft images and gentle things . You can also pick if you wish to have a modern princess room , over the top style. If that is not your thing maybe you will pick a more simple clean style instead.

Hints and tips
Things that make a room belong to a princess.
The Bed, if you have the funds go crazy on a Princess style bed or why not up cycle the bed you already have by picking some cute bedding.
The Mirror, Every princess need a magic mirror, mine is a old 80's cream free standing mirror that I have on my dresser but you can find any size, style and colour to match your room. I just can not part with my one cause it belonged to my mum.
The Units/ Dresser , As much as I would love to repaint or replace the pine ones I have . You can dress them up with table runners or pick new ones with white shades and cream or paint your own. Look for anything that is vintage/ Shabby chic.
The Chandler, nothing says princess or queen like a pretty chandler of course its up to you but you can find some really nice ones or just change your light shade to something cute and airy.
The Bed Canopy, totally need something like this. A little fabric draped over the bed or pinned to the walls will add a touch of elegance!
The Extras, This is where you can go crazy and have lots of fun adding your personal touch! Think pretty twinkle lights, cute photo frames, wall art, cushions ect ect.. Myself I have a huge blossom tree with lights on it! 


Where to get the stuff?!
Getting stuff can be the fun but and a little stressful. I took to google image searches for ideas at the start and then took to places like ebay, amazon and etsy . Other places such as not on the high street too. Of course you will be surprised at what the street shops have! I found lots of cute things fit for a kawaii princess in Primark, New Look and even B&M even checking out places such as Paperchase, Tiger and Charity shops ! It is also fun looking at places likes of pound shops, Home bargins, Dunelm and Matalan or TKMaxx It is completely worth it!

Now you have some insight and ideas I hope you will all share your own kawaii rooms!
Once my own room is done up and sorted I will do a bed room tour on my youtube or instagram for you all! Have fun doing up your princess kawaii rooms all!

Tartan xox

Monday, 12 December 2016

The most Kawaii Kitty Christmas Give Away! EVER!

***UPDATE THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!***
**WINNER HAS BEEN RANDOMLY PICKED VIA GADGET **

***WINNER'S NAME ANNOUNCEMENT IS BELOW IN GADGET!***
Hey there my Kawaii Lovers and Kawaii Kittens!
Here is a huge amazing post that you want to read on more about as myself and my dear Kawaii friends over at Cutesy Kink holding this amazing super cool and most Kawaii Christmas Give away ever for you all. As its Christmas and all ..we been hyped to set up this amazing prize ! 

The Prizes you could win are all Kitty Cat themed and all so KAWAII!  And I bet you are wanting to know what you could win.. and YES you the winner will WIN every item listed right here! How Crazy is that, there is so much!! So lets list them!

PRIZE LIST!
Canimals cat cushion

Pink cat paws
Pink cat ears 
Pink cat tail
White cat collar and bell
White kitty tattoo tights
Amuse plush Munchkin cat
Amuse plush Tsuchineko cat
Nekodando plush purse
Nekodando plush snow flake cat
Iwako lucky cat
White and black kitty key chains 
Oreo cat pencil case
Meow cat love socks
Cozy kitty purple socks
Cat in a box post it notes
Cat eye purse
Cute cat pencil sharper
Kitty charm choker
Kitty paw hair clip
To do list notes
Black cat notelets
Black cat hair clip
3 black cat eye gel pens
5 cat topper pens
Wide eyes cat pen
Grumpy cat pen
Pastel kitty marker pens x 2
Grey cat topper pen
Furry cat stickers
Pusheen pencil 
Pusheen eraser
(NB. Cake is not part of the give away prize - display purposes only!)


WOAHH!! So know you have seen the prize's. Are you READY TO ENTER?!?!
Its super easy! See the gadget/ app below and GOOD LUCK!
Tartan xox



Thursday, 24 November 2016

Caked Make Up - Review.

Okay so if you have been on my instagram you will or might have seen me post a few images of new make up, lipsticks. Yes. I am a lipstick addict. I love my lipsticks. My normal go to brands are Limecrime, Beauty Bakerie and Jeffree Star. But have you heard of Caked Make up , No? Well they are worth checking out!

This brand caught my attention on instagram . Caked Make Up a indie brand which might be why you have not come across them yet also they are based in the USA . The packaging was the one thing to get my attention and I think it was seeing a shade on Sugarpills instagram ( I also like them too .) that I found them via. Any way I looked at the website , They are Vegan and animal cruelty free and  have super cute packaging . Liquid matt lippy . Then I stopped and looked again it is not a liquid matt formula but instead a Fondant formula.  Now I was going to review this right away when I got my hands on my 1st ever one but over the past few months I collected the whole range .Which is  9 in total . I finally have them all and wanted to share them all with you and my review on them too.




So going back to the website would of meant ordering via USA but I was overjoyed to fine Cocktail Cosmetics got the range in stock so that saved me on customs and shipping waiting time- wooo! I started off buying the brighter shades as the light ones on the company website , the shades and swatches looked way to light and I was not so sure on them. Also I found it hard to get a good image of each colour swatch wise for myself . I got hold of Power Trip and right away the shade is one of my favourites . I loved the feel of the formula compared to the watery runny or clumpy feels from the other ones but I was worried on the drying time.


''Lip Fondants go on with a mousse-like texture and dry completely matte. Apply a thin coat & allow the product to dry down completely before adding additional layers. For the longest wear possible, avoid foods with oil.''

You really do need to apply it with a thin coat and let it dry , they do not take that long to dry but I wait until its completely dry before moving on. They do feel a tad sticky at first but it drys and all is good. I do find they are pretty long lasting and they one wear down a little. They do transfer a samll amount all my cups and forks all had lipstick marks.Not full on marks but little bits. More so the darker shades. Even with that transfer they still last a long time. Try to keep off any oily food too cause that brakes down the formula .
They all apply well, The formula is thick but you only need a little of the product . They dry well but if there is to much product in clumps it will not dry well . So keep it super light. Also they all have that sweet smell of cakes. Which kind ,I can not quite place but they smell so good!



There is a nice mix of shades, Some are nice and bright and you have your more toned down shades , I will say I found the images on the website rather lighter on the model/ lips. It might just be me but I found them slightly darker in shade. But again that could be me.  I also love the cute heart text fonts going on here too! CUTE!


This is the packaging here as you can see its your doe foot stick applicator  and when you open it the smell is yum! Also please be careful not to load up the doe foot of product and always make sure you screw the lid back on tight!




Where are my Swatches of the shades left to right we have copy and paste , creme de la creme,  Foreva eva, QT, low Key , jelly , legit, sweet tooth and power trip. Out of them all I would say my go to shades are legit and power trip and then it would be creme de la creme and sweet tooth. To be honest I like them all it is some times hard to pick which ones to wear. 

Compared to the other brands I use I do like these. I like the formula. They do last a long time and slightly transfer like Jeffree stars ones. So far I have not found a lippy that has as much staying power as Beauty Bakeries ones. But I do enjoy these ones as they are cute, quirky and smell like cakes! And the shades are every day shades you could get away with or a little something to brighten up your day!

So over all I would give these a 9 out of 10 Kawaii stars!




Sunday, 20 November 2016

Kawaii Christmas Inspiration

I for one like to put up my christmas tree just after we enter December and enjoy dressing it up each year. My blog was known for its post of the Hello Kitty tree I dressed a few years back and it still to this day circles the interwebs. 

However over the years I have moved away from it as every one also jumped on the wagon with themed trees. Last year I just made my tree pretty, this year I would like to make it super cute and girly!  So I thought I would post up some cute girly kawaii ideas here on my blog to inspire every one who reads my blog. I may even film myself dressing the dress and show you all how fussy I am when it comes to my christmas tree which was upgraded to a 6ft one last year ! 

Any way lets check out some inspiring decorations that are way to cute!
I adore PINK trees! However if you do not have a pink tree do not worry you can still decorate a white tree in pink. Or maybe pink is not your thing, you could always go crazy with rainbow pastel shades! Don't worry if you have a small tree you can still be super creative with a smaller one as well.


Don't forget about decorations as well, These cones could be any colour! But the baby pink looks so adorable.




When it comes to decorations you can use the same ones that you would dress a tree to make your own creative pieces , such as adding them into jars, or on cake display stands maybe even making your own style of garland make with left over decorations. Doing some DIY at Christmas can be fun as well.


As well as theses really cute and colourful ideas you can find lots more on sites such as Pinterest or on google as a search on the images search too.
What plans do you have for christmas this year, Do you enjoy the run up and the decorations that can be super cute as well. Let me know in the comments below.  My link for my pin board is here.

  



Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Ice Cream Work - Feature


Today am featuring an item*. I don't do features on my blog , this may even be my very first one. Anyway I got an email asking me to feature this book called Ice Cream Work . Normally it is not something I do off the bat. But after checking the book I was some what delighted by this simple story but very interesting art by the artist Naoshi.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Kawaii Summer outfit

JULY! SUMMER is HERE...
Well not quite, we had 2 nice weeks in May- June and since then its gone back to rain, showers and sunshine. Boo!! But am not letting that stop me! Today's post is all about my wishlist or summer trends and ideas that I hope to purchase , use , wear and still look Kawaii as the summer - Wishful summer rolls on in. So lets do this!

Monday, 13 June 2016

Gothic Kawaii

So this post is a few things that I have been inspired by that are Kawaii but Gothic as well. It pleases my inner teen goth and that twist of kawaii so I thought I would throw together a inspirational post of pieces I found on my fave place Cutesty Kink . So many think you can't be cute and Kawaii, But I beg to differ!

So here are a few Kawaii yet feeling those dark vibes ideas and inspiration I have found - so read on!


Thursday, 28 April 2016

Let's Talk Too Faced - First Impressions

Let's talk Too Faced, so there is a company called Too Faced. I came across them a few months ago. I know, I know they have been around a while but I only got into really into the make up game this year. What ever. So I took a deep breathe and grudged paying around 39 quid for eye shadow. Now I did the month before spend like 30 quid on 3 palettes on a low end budget eye make up and they were utter crap and there was many saying they were great dupes for too faced. HAHA yeah. How about no. Any way I decided why not? I had earned a little extra money last month so why not.


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Ultimate Kawaii Make Up Guide


S'up my Kawaii kittens, if you follow me about you will see that over at Cyten I did a post on basic Kawaii make up. Here in this post is a more in depth make up guide on doing Kawaii make up and Kawaii looks that you can try and play with. I always say that your make up can really bring a outfit of a style together and really give it that extra wow factor. But hey if you are not keen on make up that is all fine too, its not a rule or anything.

So lets get on to the kawaii make up guide. 
Am gona base this on the more tone down Japanese fashions and trends and it gives you a great basic knowledge to work with and experiment with when you feel ready to do so. Am also gona just say am not a Make up artist just a really big fan of make up.
Also most of the stuff you have maybe learn from our style of make up is barely used so be ready to try some new things...

Monday, 11 April 2016

Kawaii Box March Review*

Hello Kawaii Kitten's.
Today we have a review post. It has been a while since I been posting, right? That cause I have been super busy with cosplay and conventions and having so much fun . But don't worry am most active on my Instagram so yeah don't forget to follow it and see the madness I get up too.


My box came the other day, It comes in a cute white box that has a logo like ribbon printed on it - so its not hard to miss. Its also not a chunky style box so if you are out the mail/post man can post it . Or in my case he rings the bell and hands it over just cause he likes to have a chat in the mornings. 
Moving on to the review...