Showing posts with label Kawaii. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kawaii. Show all posts

Friday, 22 September 2017

YouTubers and Make Up Inspiration


Hey there cuties!
Today am sharing a few of my all time favoured you tube channels/ accounts. These are you-tubers I really like personally and follow. I thought some of you might be interested in the accounts and maybe you all have a suggestion of channels I need to check out too.

My all time loved you tuber is the channel 'itslikelymakeup'.
Jordie, I adore her so much she is such a button.I just love everything about her , I feel we could totally be gal pals haha! I guess I can relate to her a lot with also being a mom too and a cat mom, oh her cats are just so sweet they are Sphinx breed cats - all the love for them ! I love her make up and love her videos and follow her on most accounts.She also was in the nyx cosmetics face awards and was in the last of the runner ups. As I like nyx make up I find I get a lot of inspiration form her videos with the make up. She has been a bit quite with moving and all but I really adore her channel and content, she can do really creative make up to every day make up that I love so she is my top make up you tuber! So please check her out! 

Secondly I like Sophie Li Ying,  her make up is very goth/ nu goth/ alternative and grunge. She uses a lot of make up brands I use myself. Such as Limecrime, Jeffree star and some Kat Von D. Oh and she also did a whole range of looks with Jeffree Stars Eye shadows ,So this was very useful for me . Also I like how her videos never go on and on and on with chat as some times that is to much with me. Simple straight to the point videos and great make up. Sometimes she will do other kinds of videos but make up ones are more her thing.

The next make up channel I follow is AtLeeeey
I enjoy her videos and make up get ready with mes. I used to follow her more as she used to use a lot of lime crime products but then stopped. I don't watch her as much as I used to but she is worth checking out.

 I do follow many other make up channels such as Dupe That, Jeffree Star , Laura Lee and Manny MUA but the above are the channels I really like the best for different reasons but I think each one can bring something to the table for viewers.

Who do you like to watch on youtube?!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Kawaii Life but am a Alternative girl


So it has been like a minute... I have had some ups and downs over the past wee while. Processing the of late labels that now are part of the House of Tartan ,so I took some time out . Pretty much I have been only been active on Instagram, which seems to be my go to at the moment . Even shut off chat on facebook for some headspace. Last time I did anything for my you tube channel was for a gaming festival/ Lego convention and then it has been left to sit and well do nothing. 

So..What's new? well not much to be honest with you all, a few things is that am now trying to support some UK online shops such as Alluraura and Flame-Lilly . Alluraura have a check out discount code TARTAN15 so save some pennies guys! (Disclaimer I do not earn any commission on any of my codes!) Am not doing much else .



It has been a month since I spoke about nugoth fashion and yuh I get it am the last to get on that train but now that it has been a month of dressing and styling myself in this fashion . I really like it . Don't yall go running thinking that I have left Kawaii lol! Naw I adore my kawaii life and lifestyle but nugoth and grunge is for sure the way I like to dress and something am wearing in comfort. I like mixing these 2 things, styles, together. It has been fun. I guess when every one things that once you start dressing one way or a other you are to like make everything about that. But I just can not tear myself away form my kawaii life . I am discovering that there is a lot of kawaii even in goth/scene/alternative niche fashions . Am I slipping into more dark vibes and stuff? I honestly think its more my fashion  cause it just fits so well ..however I am thinking its all more alternative styles than like pure goth- white face and black lippy only. I mean, I still pick up pink and then I pick black haha! I think its totally cool to have dark vibes mixed with the cute . I mean we don't have to all fit inside a fashion or style box . There is no stopping me falling head over heels with Pusheen , Kitty and Rilakkuma! Nor is there no stopping me buying kawaii stuff so I would say I have maybe matured in style? Who knows.





 I even been looking at spreading my wings out with make up shades , I even wore blue eye shadow the other day *gasp* and for once in my life it worked , I did not look like a 6 year old who broke into some naff teen aged marketed blue powder. Lmao!!  I picked up 2 eye shadow pallets from NYX cosmetics feeling brave picking those blue tones and cool tones. I do feel nervous when I use the colours but I have been looking to my favourite ig accounts and you-tubers for inspiration and even looking at more nugoth / grunge videos to go with my new style. I have to say that the new eyeshadows are really nice and easy to blend and use. I recommend them. I might make a blog post of a list of those I follow and find inspiring at a later date.

Anyway just a short post of my rambles and musing. Will try and post something more of interest later.




Saturday, 1 July 2017

Lumie Cosmetic Review

Hey there Kawaii Unicorns, here is my newest post. This time its a review on the Matte Liquid Lipsticks from Lumie Cosmetics.  You all know how much I adore a liquid matte lippy so when i found this UK small brand and these yummy warm looking shades. I had to check em out!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Cute Squishy Review!

Kawaii Cute Squishys!

Normally when I think of squishies - I think of cute small stress ball charms but I was very delighted to see that the new online shop over at  www.cutesquishy.com  has many sizes, styles and different kinds! It is a squishy fans heaven.  They have so many to pick from and I have a few to show you from the ones that I got in the mail. As these were sent to me I can not say how easy it is to check out on the website. However when I was on the website it was very easy to find products and navigate around the website too. It is also a very clear and cute looking website.
So I got a few squishies to show you all!





Sunday, 11 June 2017

Cute Sunglasses review

Hey every one! I wish I could say how amazing is all this sunny weather, perfect for the new Sunnies that were sent to me from GlassesShop.com but the weather has been wet,wet wet!

So this is a online store that were kind enough to send me 2 pairs for sunnies, they also have a section for Prescription sunglasses there too. The online store have a mixture of eyeglasses and glasses online that are worth checking out! 

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Blippo Surprise Kawaii bag Review and Giveaway

Hey everyone here is my post on the Blippo Surprise Kawaii bag!

I got my suprise bag in the post the other day and I was like oh?! What is in this box?!

I was delight to see that inside the box my new surprise kawaii bag had come in the mail. Blippo have created a new product , based on Fukubukuro Lucky Bags in Japan! There is many kinds to pick from so there is a mystery bag type ready for you! I got the Kawaii mixed bag. It is a separate product to the well know kawaii monthly boxes and with this one you don't need to sign up or have a monthly subscription with. 

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...



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.  

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Barry M Haul / Review

As some of you cuties now, I do love the high street brand , found in most boots and super drug stores. Barry M. I saw that they have a few new products that clearly needed to be tried and tested. I raised an eyebrow to the new lipstick liquid to matte kits. As you all know I adore a good liquid matte, so had to give that a whirl, while I was at it I picked up my normal Barry M make up items and thought why not throw together a haul/ review on them...
So lets check out the items and my over all thoughts on what I think of them.

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!


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.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

In Disney Paris in Kawaii style 2017


Getting up at the crack of dawn did not seem so bad when booking the holiday. At least it means getting more time of day one in the park when arriving! After running around checking all is in order getting a last minutes large case cause I just knew - I would need more space!  All outfits planned out for both us girls and that extra space to buy some Disney jumpers  or clothing - see what did I say about needing the larger case. It was a case of hop in the car, on a bus, on a plane, on a bus and thank goodness - we got in the hotel checked in, dumped out stuff and hit the park, well as quickly as possible can be a task as our room was so far off and it was a maze getting from the room to exit hahaha.




Any way... Welcome to the most magical place in the world. Leave your worries at the entrance and enjoy the magic of Disney! 


Sunday, 8 January 2017

Trying a Lace front Wig

Hey there Kawaii crew.
Hope you are all good, so todays rambling post is about me trying a lace front wig for the very first time. I have been wearing wigs for 6 years now and I love my wigs and everything about them. Don't get me wrong though I have had a few horrors along the way and some very bad choices when I  have picked out some wigs. I mainly use risky ebay ( it is always a risk when it comes to ebay .) Cutesy Kink is a other store that is great for wigs and fast shipping.

Any how Lace front wigs. I took months humming and cooing over which one to get in the end I settled with a ebay seller I  have used many times in the past . I picked a blue black ombre to pink wig .It was a long length one and curly in style.  Now the lace front wig is a wig with - well you guessed it a lace / mesh front. Which you cut off up to the hair line, making it a more natural looking wig over all. It also frames the face nicely and some have multi hair parting options ( mine did not its a middle parting but I have managed to shift it a little off centre.) I don't actually have a hair parting as my hair has a mind of its own and does its own thing ,which in turn makes my hairdresser cringe when I walk in.


I got mine and fell in love with the colour! So pretty!


I really like the dark roots as it blends better with my natural hair for the hair line. However the wig was like a 24 inches and I took my battered scissors to it and hacked off about 4 inches . I love long wigs but I wanted to make this something I should work with every day kawaii and not need to worry about tangles as such. Cutting it was not to bad when I did it and I also gave it a quick wash to remove any lose hair strands . I left it to dry naturally and it kept all its curls and shape. The main difference in a lace front and a normal wig is the lace bit you have to cut off. Cutting the lace part was easy enough though I made sure to take my time as the wig was just under £35 with free shipping. I really don't want to mess it up and have to send it wig heaven just like that.





Sooo my experience with my wig wearing it first time was on christmas day, I have popped it on a few times for selfies- cause I had nothing better to do with my time lol.  I found that I really enjoyed wearing the wig the main thing was there was no tight tension around the hair line which can give me a head ache with cosplay or fashion normal wigs . I wore it comfortable for about 12 hours and didnt need to adjust it at all. I also didn't use any lace tape or glue which I do have but I want to get a longer wear out of the wig and might use some of that at a later date but the clips held it pretty much in place the whole day! The other time I wore my wig was a few days in Disney Paris. Again I wore it pretty much all day but then I had not so much fun time  as my face broke out and around my hair like making the lace front itchy along the hair line and upsetting my skin even more. However the wig did stay on even with going on thunder mountain and stayed pretty much in place. I did get annoyed with my wigs parting but I think in general I was kinda annoyed as my skin was playing up. 

Over all I do like this wig , I adore the colours in it. It has been a learning curve as I never used on or had one and I know now to pick shorter lengths and side parting styles over the middle parting ones. I also would say that I will for sure like to try other wigs and brands as well as get my hands on a few other colours and styles.




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

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.

  



Thursday, 3 November 2016

Disney Japan Ufufy!

Is this going to be the next big Kawaii disney thing?
After the amazing success from the Japanese Disney Tsum Tsums. Will the new Ufufy's be next to be the next Kawaii trend . Well I for one can only but hope as I have stumbled across these cute egg shaped plushes form Japan's Disney store called Ufufy.
And I want one!

They are the most kawaii things!



 ''With the story of "born from the clouds", "Disney ufufy (Ufufi)" is, like light and fluffy the touch of healing of features stuffed animals, such as the cloud. Sweet with the scent of Flowering Apple in pale pastel color, item can become a somewhat happy just to have.''


These are so cute and soft looking! I adore that pastel colouring and soft looking features they have on them as well. I have pulled some images form the internet to show these kawaii cuties off for you all to check out!




So far there is 16 characters to pick from.( As you can see from the photos!)
They look like they are palm sized but after searching about they are about 12 cm tall and 10 cm wide. So not a bad size. Not as small as your Tiny mini tsums but still small enough to not take up to much space. I also found out that they are all scented too , which is a apply flower and fruity scent. 

They do remind me of the Egg mascots that Sanrio did but they also were much smaller in size. 
I may have to get my hands on some of these!

Keep it cute, Kawaii crew!


Thursday, 29 September 2016

Purrrrfect Gift ideas for a Kawaii Christmas



Yup I know , I know its not even Halloween and am talking Christmas. However these gifts are the perfect gifts for any kitty cat person and would make kawaii little stocking fillers for Christmas time. All these items have been sent from Modes4U and you can find them on their social media platforms with ease. You can find the shop website link here!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Kawaii Pins!

OMG, who else loves pin badges?!
And more so that now kawaii artists are now putting their art on to pins! I am in heaven. I mind when I was a kid and my 1st pin was a CATS Musical pin. I still have it . I wanted more but my folks would be like they are pins , they are sharp so no. Gutted. I kinda forgot about pins as an accessories until of late and love that they are cute quirky and super kawaii .  I also noted that Button badges are coming back in again! ( Who else used to fill up the school tie with buttons being all edgy !LOL! Do kids still do that?!)

Sunday, 18 September 2016

5 Top Kawaii Bags!


So here is a kawaii post on some cute bags and some kawaii back packs am just loving at the moment!
I love a quirky fun back pack for conventions to throw all my stuff in and when I hit the shops as you can throw all your new purchases inside it and no need to lug about those rotten plastic or paper bags. mind you am a complete sucker for a kawaii tote shopper bag but maybe I will do a post on those some other time . But these ones are just so Kawaii that I had to share them all with you! So here are Tartan's Top Five Kawaii bags!
First up , this very 90's style kawaii bag caught my attention . Why well one its see through and two it is pastel pink! This is such an adorable back pack! I am digging those extra pockets and just love that cute touch of pink to it. You can pick it up form Attitude Clothing.