Monday, 27 July 2015

Hysteric Kingdom review

Hey there cute things.
I have a new review post for you all, This is a small review on a few items I got send with an order from Hysteric Kingdom. I ordered a cute ice cream style necklace - an impulse buy, I really wanted something quirky and cute. I saw it was made from an Bubble tube and liked the idea of it. I also liked the colours. So I went and ordered it. My order did not take long to come even though it had some travelling to do. I sometimes thing my post is well travelled than I will ever be haha. It came in a parcel bag and was all wrapped up.I also go 2 cute rings a brooch and hair clips as well!



Now when I got my post all was fine, until I opened it up and inside my necklace leaked. It was my own stupid fault with so much travel, of course I should of asked them to empty the liquid out. I could easily replace the liquid if I wanted too. So I was lucky at the fact only the brooch seemed to take damage from the small leak and the coating of it came off.Everything else was fine but fear not, as am a dab hand at the D.I.Y Kawaii. I can with ease give it a new coating.


The necklace is long and the pendent of the ice cream is chunky and large, I went for the strawberry colour . Its light weight to wear and is on a blue colour chain. I really like it and have plans for it with a outfit I want to do sometime. But a perfect kawaii item for summer , right?
The other items are these adorable rings, one is almost matching with my ice cream necklace being a small ice cream ring and the other is a lot like a Rilakkuma bear cake which has had a bite taken out of it! Both rings are adjustable in size and really cute.



The Brooch is in a heart shape and was I think silver? but the bubble liquid must of removed that off and now its a shiny white, I revamped it with pink and lots of glitter. It is a cute size and you can wear it anywhere and everywhere as its got a pin on the back to attaching to what ever. I think it is super cute.
The other item is a pair of hair grips/slides that have these tiny little shiny pinky/sliver wings on them that look very quirky and cute. I think they are pretty adorable and magical and with them being very light and simple I could wear these with and with out a wig.



Over all am happy with my items and order, even with the tiny leak of liquid. Again I should of said that it was a over seas order and best to empty it . Silly me! All the items are super cute and adorable. I think this online shop would suit sweet styles and fairy kei or magical girl fashions . So if that is your thing you will love this shop! So be sure to check out the links.



Laters
Tartan xox


Monday, 20 July 2015

Be yourself with N$VNE- Review

Hey every cutie, How are you all doing . I have been working on a few projects over the past few months and the good thing is the projects are starting to come to light which is rather exciting.Just a small warning post has some bad words in the post.Normally I avoid sweary words but these are not spelt as sweary words but that aside I apologise to my youngest readers! But they are censored..kinda. Fun Fact- am actully a very bad role model cause I have a potty mouth! So sorry about that haha!
That aside I have a post that has some strong meaning, so please read on...

Last month I was contacted by a company N$VNE which is pronounced insane by the way , Got in touch with me last month asking if I would be interested in their #beyourfvckingself project.

After a while of emails going back and forth ,being in touch I agreed to work together with N$VNE. What I liked about the project is that is all about well, being yourself and doing what you love to do.


As well as the project sell affordable apparel with a range for both us gurls and for the guys. The style is simple , with meanings behind both  the designs and slogans which are pretty strong and powerful. They even made me stop and think!
''  The focus of our brand and this project is to get people back comfortable with being themselves and their own style. Not so much being caught up on the luxuries that celebrities and artist portray but the average person can not afford. Style isn't for a certain price range, it's an attitude.''

Outfit run down
Hair- CutesyKink
Top- N$VNE
Leggings - Esty
Beanie- Vixxsin

N$VNE, were kind enough to send me a #beyourfvckingself tee and a item as a gift to wear in my own style and fashion. With being introduced to the project it really made me think about style and fashion again. I started changing my own way of thinking.

Why should I dress down if its only the shop am going too?
Why should I compare myself to other social media famous folks?
 I should be my self in the styles, I like. I reminded myself - why care what others think?
Should we hide away in our styles and follow the rest of the crowd?


It really did put my mind into over drive so I started being more myself.
Like, the other day I just threw on eye liner and red lips and no other make up, and I just didn't care what the passers by would think. (my skin has been pretty bad since vacation so I wanted it to breathe but still wear my bright lippy's.)

I stopped and looked at the other styles and fashions I adore and thought, just cause am Kawaii, it do not mean I have to just be Kawaii . So I pulled out some old fashions and wore them . Even the other today I took a vintage style and rocked with with no care in the world. These other styles are part of me as well but don't Panic Kawaii is my signature look for life. 



 N$VNE also have a contest with you uploading your style with their apparel and showing it off.
I will be checking this out and seeing what other styles have been done and may even feel inspired by others who have entered!

'Be Yourself. That's the basis of N$VNE Apparel. That's our purpose and that's what we hope for your to do. With the #BeYourFvckingSelf Contest, we want you to take pictures doing what it is that you do the most. Our customers and fans are from all over the world and range from Artist to Athletes to Models to Students to Skaters and everything in between. What we would like for you to do is take a picture doing whatever it is that you love to do with a picture saying "#BeYourFvckingSelf". 

I love this idea, and I also really dig the whole Be your Self , I think its worth us all taking the time to stop and think, Am doing this for me ? Am I being me? Am I doing this to please myself. Sometimes we need to reflect .

Turning our eyes back to N$VNE .The items they have are really good and well made items. I wanted a oversize of my Tee of #beYourFvckingself and when for a M in size in the end. I could of worn a Small but I love oversize Tee's so much for style and comfort. I am a creature of comfort ! Taking of comfort the tee is easy to wear and so comfortable. The other item was some thing a bit brave on my part. A crop top . Now most of you all are aware am a mommy. And when you have gone through pregnancy it leaves you with a lot of body change's that can really effect you on different levels. With this project I realised . Those stretch marks or changes are a reminder of how amazing us humans are, to make a life. I should be proud of them and not hide them away. Hence why I was being brave.  I got my crop top in the size S . Again the top is well made, and made of soft material. Not only do I love the Project and the products from N$VNE, I found that those who run the company are really nice, enthastic and passionate about what they are doing.

So what are you waiting for my Kawaii Kittens! Its time to #BeYourFvckingself with N$VNE sign up with the news letter and get 10% off too!

Tartan xox

Find out more about N$VNE  on the links below
-Website -
http://www.nsvne.com/
-Twitter-
-Facebook-


Friday, 10 July 2015

Hello Kitty Marine Mamepuchi -Tsum Tsums Review

Hello every one! My its been a while. With Vacation then coming back to my birthday and all the stuff I need to catch up on am glad to sit down and write up a review on my newest items. As you can all ready tell from the title that it is to do with Hello Kitty style Tsum Tsums. Or as Sanrio call them Mamepuchi or Mame petit plushies.

So the newest ones came out and they are a Marine style theme where the characters are dressed up. I ordered a few from Cool_Nippon, my one stop,shop for all kawaii items. It is so nice to have a reliable and trusted seller . I can place my order and be rested assured it will come with no problems what so ever. The shipping is also tracked and the seller gets the items out super fast too.


I was really excited to know when I returned from being away there was a parcel ready to appear on my door step from Japan. YAY! My order came in a brown sturdy box with no damage or dents on it. Inside my items are presented as if I had ordered from a store in person. This makes this feel very personal and thoughtful.My items were in a Sanrio bag. See the above picture.



 
Inside was the full collection for the Marine set, there is a total of 5 of them and that is the following of Hello Kitty, Cinnamon Roll, Pon Pon Purin, My Melody and Gudetama who is a recent character from Sanrio.  Each one is very like the original collection , Hello Kitty is in a pink outfit this time and like the rest it is has sailor style stripes .




Each one also supports details on the sailor collars , their own trademark details like the other set and of course a cute sailor hat in matching colours. They are super adorable looking! They are the same in size of the other set too. I can not get over how cute each little sailor hat is on them . I have such a love for palm sized items and miniature sizes. I bet it is cause it is the fact that it is far easy to display and store them all stacked up than bigger sizes!These make a great gift for Kawaii lovers and Sanrio Fan's!

 You can buy your own set here!!Cool_ Nippon shop link!!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

CutesyKink Wigs Review

Hey all you cuties!

I hope you are all well!  Today's post is all about CutesyKink Wigs! As most of you know I do model these wigs now and I have had so much fun doing so. Am very happy to promote such affordable and wearable wigs! I thought I would go through all the wigs I so far have modelled and share my personal thoughts on them with you. 

So lets get on with it!


The very 1st wig I got was this wig here the Pink Lustre wig. I was over the moon modelling this wig. I adore the shade and the softness in pastel colours of dusty pinks and purples. I styled and tend ot style the wigs with a side fringe its a habit as I do this with my real hair. But I found this a great every day wig and it gets so many nice comments when it is worn. Its a great length not to long to worry about and it also barely tangles.It has large like loose curls that sit well when worn. This wig can be just like hair and be put up down or styled. I have washed this wig and it has not faded or lost any colour, shade or its quality .I have worn this wig so many times and it quickly became one of my favoured wigs! 




The next wig is this big one! Bubble Gum Kiss Pink, a Curly like ringlets, dusty pastel pink wig. This wig has 2 clip in extras that give it more volume and bounce! The clip ins can be used in any way or just one can be used. It had a pre cut fringe which you can see in the photos or you could trim it and or style it to the way your wish to wear it, I adore the curls in this wig. It is a very fun wig and great for a crazy day of dressing up and having fun. You could really fluff up this wig to add even more if you wanted and like I said wear the clips to the way you want.


The other wig I modeled is the Pastel Wings Crimp Wig. I fell in love with this beauty, I loved the idea of crimped hair, this is a super long wig but like the rest of the wigs its light weight and you can wear all the wigs pretty much all day with ease. What I love also is the honey blonde shade and then the pastel colours after as it looks very harajuku and pastel . Something you can really play about with when dressing up and something that gives off that , I just dyed my hair look. You could use this with a range of fashions.

The Ash blonde Flame is a other curly long wig, I love the blonde on this not quite bleach blonde but a nice natural blonde shade! It is quite a girly wig to wear, The other wig Forest wind blonde and green, the one with the teal and green shades. To be honest I was not so sure about this wig and the colours as I never have liked the shade green much and never really worn a straight wig. After a few times wearing this one , I found that I really loved this style and the green really grew on me. I have worn it many times and it can be used widely in styles and such. This is something I am noticing that these wigs can be used for more than one style - if you think outside the box.


The next 2 wigs are really cute.  Lolita sugar brown ,the short one is made up of a base bob wig mixed with browns and has 2 twin tails, clip ins which look like cute pony tails! They are easy to use and are easy to fluff up for extra poof too. The other wig is Choco- Orange which reminds me of a beachy wave mermaid style that looks so casual and pretty with the mix of shades from blonde to a blend of orange. Again easy to look after and each one is easy to restyle to a way you like to wear your wig.


The last 2 wigs I have modeled of late are the Strawberry swirl blonde curls which keeps its curls in so well and you can wear with or with out a fringe and the shade again its a warm blonde so it will suit many skin tones. The last wig is the red bob called Rose Maiden is one which I adore. I really love its curled under style and the way it fades into the other red shade at the ends.

Every wig I have restyled to the way I wear them, I dont really do fringes and bands. Though the side swept fringe is a personal thing , and as the fringes and bangs are pretty long you can  pick and choose how you wear it.
I find these wigs can be worn all day and not have any issues with it being annoying or itchy. These are light weight wigs. These wigs can be restyled, washed and have heat on them. But I favour to let mine dry naturally after a wash and none have lost any shape. Over all these wigs are value for money and you can track your orders with Cutesy Kink so you know its on the way. No need to wait months on end for oversea orders when you have this UK company selling these wigs on your door step. Find the full range here!

Later's Tartan
xox

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

What is your Kawaii fashion identity .

Fashion. Its a vast world out there full of fashion, main stream to sub fashion. To High street trends to the trends in High-school and Collage. Finding your own fashion and style is very interesting path. Over the years I have tried many styles , some suited me and many didn't. Eventually we find our place in fashion and learn what we like and dislike. I have not done a personal post in ages so I finally got round to my thoughts on my fashion Identity and how is changed over the past 4 years.

A few years back I ventured into Lolita it didn't last very long for me, I understood the guidelines and the rules of dressing in such a fashion but I found it didn't fit my personality or my lifestyle. To this day I still love it ,I admire it on others and adore it, But not on me. I love those who wear it and when I see groups of those pretty frilly enchanting creatures, when they are on a meet up. My heart fills up just admiring them all.


However when I looked to other fashions. I found them not quite to fit me being  a bit dull and not so kawaii from the UK high street trends. I turned to J-Fashion and the sub styles even then, I knew what I liked but never quite found what style I fitted into so I guess I just call it Harajuku inspired and Kawaii fashion.  I found Decora and fairy kei to young for me , I found Gal styles a bit over the top - I really could not place the name for the style, I wanted to embrace with myself with .



It was about 3-4  years ago I started to find more quirky looking clothing online and mixed it with my own tastes to slowly build up a collection of my style, it is still being worked on as I write this, as am far from finished.  I call it Kawaii Fashion ...well its under that umbrella. 
What I can say is I have really moved away from wearing greys and blacks , now am 90% colour- yay! I used to be into Scene and Goth in the past - I do also like those styles but favour more Japanese street style to those,mind you I think every one dips a toe in those styles down the fashion discovery path. However the inner rock chic in me sometimes surfaces every now and again with a hint of gothic.Old habits I guess.


 I am on the forever hunt for a style that screams Kawaii that can be both toned down and up! I look for happy colours and lots of pink. I am in love with pastels ,something I would never wear in the past. I also have learnt to tone down my looks and outfits when I need to and when I need to let a kawaii explosion happen on a simple outfit. I much favour comfort and causal when it comes to items I pick and choose from. I even love to play about with makeup and go a bit crazy with it.
Sometimes and lets be real about this , here in the UK you don't always get to wear what you want ,all the time. So many pass judgement or it just not seen as appropriate.  I tone down to fit in with situation and tone up when it comes to meet ups, seeing friends and events or if its on Tartan Kawaii business. Its a useful skill to have. 
I count myself lucky cause,I am comfortable in whatever I wear and if I get looks form others - well, I get looks am happy being in the styles I like toned up or down. So I do not worry about what others think. Yup I will find a way to sneak in some Kawaii or style if needed I will bend rules if the situation comes about mind you I do have become known now , at the school run for bright high top trainers to  those rock chic leather jackets.


Accessories ,I love the use of accessories and think those can be your best friend if you are wearing something simple . I firmly believe they have the power to complement and bring Kawaii to an outfit. Mind you I do struggle to find more mature looking Kawaii items and ranges. This goes to outfits and fashions as well. It's like once you hit your early 20's to mid 20's your not seen as Kawaii anymore or its not a market for companies to take an interest in. Just a head up- we all get old! And I, for one am staying Kawaii even when am a old wife, btw with my leathers and blue rise hair its a style I will rock well! So even though I have had to hunt high and low to find the right sorta style and accessories its not stopped me being Kawaii no matter what my age. I also stopped trying to look baby looking or aiming to look younger than what I really am. Hey, I thought at the time it was a good idea of eternal youth but since then I got back on my own game and stopped looking as young as possible and embraced my new mature Kawaii self. The answers to the game guess Tartan's age are all off and no one can guess my real age , such a mystery lol! I have fallen in love with some cool kawaii accessories over the years and like your indie style brands I have a big love for Tarina Tarantino, Loungefly x Hello Kitty, Japan. L.A and  The Rougue+The Wolf. 


It is funny with all this hunting you come across many companies and retailers on those paths and then with outfits . You find out how to change your style of make up to match in with it. For a long time I was natural shades and a ton of eye liner and a full face of make up every day. Now every day its a BB cream, brows done and blusher and my fave lippy in a shade of pink. ( I am loving JSC and Splash LA pinks.) This is for the every day casual look I aim for when am in the Kawaii Mumma mode. But I will put on a full face when it comes to events, and such. I want it to last all day, yuno.
I am enjoying so many make up brands just know, such as Lunastick Comestics Labs, Jeffree Star Cosmetics. Make up Monsters , Sugar pill and Concrete Minerals. Mainly animal testing free products and some are vegan too. I also adore my Korean and Japanese Products too but then I maybe a bit of a sucker for Kawaii packaging - lol.

So this is my Kawaii Fashion Identity. I like to dress up Kawaii and am happy. And to me that is all that matters. If you like to dress up in a style and fashion and it makes you happy. Then be yourself and do it. I see my kawaii fashion like my armour. It helps me take on the day. Even if its a lazy day with bed head hair and I throw on my Hello Kitty oneise and a full face of make up answering the door to the postman who has brought me something new and cute in the post. No cares there lol. 

Tartan xox

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Hello Kitty Sanrio Egg mascots!

Hey every one I wanted to share my new video of my new collection of Sanrio Hello Kitty and her friends Egg- Mascots. They are the most adorable tiny things ever! Mine came all the way from Japan and yes thats the full set I have. Ah I really can not get over how cute these babies are!
You can get your very full set here on this link!

You can also find here my video on youtube of me showing you my kawaii haul of the full collection in much more detail !




My collection came in a huge box even though these are very small there is a fair few of these adorable bundles. I also ordered something rather big for myself which I will need to take a photo of, I have been cuddling it so much and using it as a pillow I forgot lol!

But yes! I love these little eggs of my fave Characters from Sanrio!
I do favour Kitty but the others are so sweet , each on is so soft with each of them having tiny detail on them . They are small enough to sit in your palm and large enough not to be lost in a collection.If you are like me I collect so much Kawaii stuff. I like how these are a good size for displaying on a shelf.

I always get 1st class service from the ebay seller I use and get tracking on my items so I can keep a eye on them and be ready for them to appear on my door step. I love it when I get a box full of kawaii in the post . I also really like the fact the seller has the items in the box wrapped well and even in a Sanrio bag, this makes it feel like a personal and professional touch being added to the order as if you had ordered right from the company itself. I am itching to order something for next month and for my birthday coming up! I just adore such cute items!

Tartan
xox




Thursday, 18 June 2015

Kawaii Box Review & Giveaway!

Hey cute things, here is a new subscription box review from Kawaii box!
This is a monthly subscription sent to your door full of kawaii goodies for you to check out , try and enjoy. I got my own box* in the post today and did a un-boxing video for you all to see the items in side, here is my blog post showing you some of the goodies that I got.

Over all the box is pretty good, I like the amount of items you get in the box for roughly £12ish  ( $18.90 per month.) Which includes your free shipping world wide!
The box is a white box that had the company logo on it, and seems to hold up rough handling, my box came a bit damaged but this did not effect the items inside. Inside the box was a few flyers and promo flyers. My items were wrapped in tissue paper that also came with the logo on it. There was 12 items inside my box this month.




The items were the following Gum Candy, Note pad which you could hang around your neck with the string with a pen , A bear themed pen with blue ink. A chocolate bar style comb with mirror that would be handy for your hand bag or for travel, A few item's themed on alpacas, such as an eraser , A set of cute stickers and card holder with key chains A plush banana cute charm , One large Hello Kitty style Doughnut Charm and a third charm of a Crepe which are popular in Japan. Also there was a colourful hair tie ribbon and a mini letter set with Rilakkuma on it.





Over all the items are nice, it was a mix of things. I favoured the stationary items more as I have a few pen pals and like to use cute stuff to write with . The other stuff ,I would not really picked myself .I felt that there was an aplaca theme going on-which could of be a cool idea if the whole box was themed on it - rather than a range of random items would of maybe made the box more interesting and fun.  However the stuff is likely to be used any way so am going to give a 4 outta 5 stars as I think if the boxes were more themed on one thing , it would make a interesting box. As there is many boxes that will do random surprise items - but that really my only pick and personal thoughts. I still think you are getting quite a bit for your money and the box was made and presented very well and professional.


Find them on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter also keep an eye on my facebook for your chance to win your very own Kawaii box!

Monday, 15 June 2015

Taste Japan

Hey every one , How are you all today . Are you enjoying the wonderful summer like weather well today I am happy to share  my newest review* of a subscription box from Japan. There is so many of these but this one here is direct from Japan, By Taste Japan.
The box only costs you £15 and that includes your shipping and is a monthly sign up subscription which takes 1-3 weeks to get you your door. This box with a name being Taste Japan is a food box full of Japanese sweets candy's and other yummy items.

I got my box and did a video of me well tasting the products and showing you the unboxing but this is my blog write up with all the links and such to find to get your very own box each month.

The Taste Japan box came in a standard brown box wrapped up and full of goodies , which I might add were full to the top of the box you get a fair amount of items in the box and many kinds from biscuits , gum and candy/sweets. With your items you get a information sheet telling you all about your items and even some interesting facts about Japan - like a News letter.


Here is a image of the box it came in.And these are the items that I got in my box! It was full to the top of goodies and lots of snacks! It was a range of items , some chocolate, candy, gum and biccy's . Items with interesting flavours and quirks.




I liked all most all of the items apart from the coffee flavoured chocolate- ew!
Which you can see my reaction of on my video of my unboxing below also. I was not very keen on the gum or the spicy rings but I could eat them if that makes sense?
I liked having such a opportunity to try many new items from Japan!



What I like about this box, is it is what is it a box of items from Japan for you to try , those who run the box try to get some unique items and such for the box as every one can get hold of the normal candy and sweets from Japan . So I quite like that quirk.

Get yours on the following links!
http://tastejapan.net/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Taste-Japan
https://twitter.com/tasteofjapan

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Product Review form Wishtrend*


Hey there my Kawaii beauty's! I know how much you love Beauty items and looking after your selves so today I have a product review from Wish trend you can find the link here. This company sells many beauty products from Asia. The item I will be reviewing today is Skinmiso.
Skinmiso is a night cream. I don't think , I have ever used night cream before! So this was a 1st for me. 
As the products are Asian its best to go to the website to check it out and find out how to use it!
But Skinmiso is a 7 in 1 night cream for tighten the pores made from all natural ingredients. This product is recommended for those of us who have dull/ weak/ dry/ tired skin. 


''Designed only with natural ingredients to replenish the skin with pure
antioxidants and hydration from nature, the Pore Zero Night Cream 
is made to hydrate, calm, whiten, control, prevent, tighten, and 
restore—all in one product. With effective anti-aging and wrinkle care 
ingredients for the optimal control and balance your skin needs, the 
Pore Zero Night Cream is a must-have for everyone !''

The easy way to use this product is to apply a even layer to the face before bed and then get some shut eye to wake up to a wonderful fresh face of beauty. 

I gave mine a shot the other night, I really wanted to try this out, when I opened this product up it comes in a good size tub full of cream to the top,It has a minty / lavender smell .I think more minty. It is thick and applys well its soft and it absorbs slowly into the skin, I liked the feeling on my skin . Not sticky either ,come the time of morning all the product is absorbed into the skin and it tighten up some pores I had . I did also do a scrub before applying this with my normal face scrub as it really needed to remove some dead skin- Eww!- So I am no sure if this helped or made it work better or worse with doing so. But I over all impressions is I like this product.

My rating for this product outta 5 stars is 5. I like the feel of the product, the smell and how it preforms but being Tartan Kawaii its not the most cutest looking product but its classic and simple looking.

Wish Trend also offer free shipping and have a range of interesting products. A place to check out for sure!
You can become a Wish Tend Affiliate too here!

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Skin Care Masks.

Hey every one. How are you all doing? I've been pretty much under the weather so much so I had to visit my GP. ( Doctor.) Yeah  not much fun but hey am on the mend! Thank goodness. So here we are in JUNE! I felt like May was such a long month and it dragged!
Any way to start of the month of June and with keeping in the healthy and TLC of ones self I found something really cool online. I was wanting to cheer myself up and came across a website that sell masks- face masks. Now I LOVE those paper masks that are dripped in magical lotions and when I found this I had to treat myself to them.
This is by a company on Facebook called MaskGenie who do a parcel of masks each week like a bundle of mixed kinds and send it out to you.

So it came at the total of around £11 with shipping and took about 2 weeks to get to the UK from China,ame by China post and I was delighted to get my parcel the other day. I got a mix of skin treatments to try and even the Snail mask! (eww.)
I got 10 masks in total and was very happy with my purchase and it is more of your Asian brands of Face / Skin care. Inside my parcel my masks were all tied up in a red net like bag. The other thing is I have never tried any of these masks which is nice cause I love trying new beauty items.  Most of them are the paper sheet style and the others are a wash off mask and a few are the jelly like collagen styles. 

The website was simple to use and easy to work. I really am looking forward to using my new masks - just what the beauty doctor ordered. I have already tried two since getting my order which were amazing. Mind you its not the most attractive thing to have on your face but after my skin felt so much better!

Even though May dragged out a fair bit for me I was showered with a couple of gifts for my anniversary by Mr and to my delight I got a very cute looking Hello Kitty bead style watch and a pink heart dress ring  which matches it well and is utterly adorable. I felt like a princess wearing my ring and watch haha.





Am looking forward to what June brings me and with any luck the UK shall get some summer like weather (Please!) If you want to keep up regularly with me don't forget to check out my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Tartanxox

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Peppermint Puff Review

Hey all, today I have a new Review* for you all. Like every girl who loves a bit of jewellery having a piece of jewellery that you only have makes it even more special. So when Peppermint Puff and I got together , I just had to share these items with you.

As a Kawaii Fashion lover checking out the items by Peppermint Puff was a delight, cute fairy kei , Sweet Lolita and kawaii is covered. Each one a one piece item that only is made for you.
Hearts, stars and cute unicorns to pick from in accessories that range from necklaces , earrings and rings.  Peppermint Puff is found on Facebook , so why not give them a like there and follow the links to the Esty store and Website  , Where you can find all the products.  
The Website is super easy to use , emails were sent to keep me updated on my order and it came super fast with picking first class royal mail . My order all came in a Shiny  pink bubble protected bag, I love these bags , it makes the post even more colourful right?! My ordered items came in a presentation box too. Which had the company logo on them - so cute .

Sunday, 24 May 2015

My Melody all the pink things!


I love pink, but I could not pin down it as my favourite shade cause I love every colour. At the moment it is Pastels am so addicted to pastel shades! I guess this is where My Melody comes in. I wanted to share with you a new product I got. It is from a ebay shop based in Japan and the seller is very helpful and has provide me with a wonderful service that I keep returning to spend all my money on cute stuff!



From Sanrio's Hello Kitty to Disney Japan and even Pokemon there is a lot of things for you to let your eyes gaze over and admire. Any way the product I wanted to share with you all is a My Melody product*.

If I said . I totally did not but this due to the packaging , I would be a really bad lair.. . OF COURSE I BOUGHT IT FOR THE CUTE PACKAGING!
Its not just something that looks cute as it do have a use as well, this 3D shaped my melody hold in side her hand cream! And wait what? I  just happened to have run out of mine. Who am I trying to kid here? lol No honest I have run outta hand cream it was a boot's own range one. I clearly needed to give this a Kawaii make over by buying this one!

So this item took about a week to arrive, I had tracking on this so I could check up on the status of the order when ever I wanted and also ordered a small plush to add to my collection . My items came well packed in a small box and the items were wrapped up inside. The My Melody item was presented in a see through clear box . It is on the small side but soo cute! The 3D shape of Melody is so sweet sitting on my dresser .



 The hand cream is peach in scent and is lovely its quite a think mixture so a little goes a long way. Its also not sticky either. I find some can be sticky on the hands. It seems to absorb well into the skin and I love the smell.I try and use it before I do my nails and such to give my hands some TLC But I just adore this product so much.

It also helps having such a trust worthy seller, who runs the shop on Ebay and would go out their way to help you.  So I would say this is my high recommended Ebay seller for all your Kawaii needs! You can also find the other kawaii Sanrio products featured with this My Melody Hand Cream at the same Ebay sellers shop!

Enjoy
Tartan xox


Tuesday, 12 May 2015

How to dress Kawaii- casual everyday style

Making your style or outfit more Kawaii, for me comes naturally.Also it can be pretty easy adding simple things to your outfit for that little flare of Kawaii and one of my biggest Kawaii tips is taking an regular outfit that you love and then look to accessories and see how you can use them to change a outfit.

Of course this totally depends in what you wear ! Maybe you are into lolita or fairy kei fashion or maybe you are a cyber goth. So I guess you can apply these suggestions to your own style. I will be using my own style ,which I call Kawaii Fashion - cause I find its a bit of a mix of all kinds and I like to try other styles out as well so best to keep it all under the one umbrella, right?
So lets pick a few things.Well you want your basics and work from there , My basics will be tops, vests, maybe even a jumper depending on the weather, even if am not dressed for an event and its a normal school day. I will take the basic tops and jeans and add kawaii to it. Cause its how I roll.So lets make the example a school run example for us older mature Kawaii lovers. To be honest not many are gona see your outfit cause its gona be covered by your jacket ,even in May there is days am in full waterproofs like I just came back in form the morning catch of fishing with all this wet weather!That aside it really don't matter who see's it, right?

Kawaii style is for every one and still be cute in casual outfits. For me being a 20 something. On the school run. Monday to Friday in all kinds of weather and marching through the fields of muddy puddles, the long grass  and keeping the house  running smoothly all day . Well it some times requires a dress down day so here is a great sample of being really cute but low key !

so here is my run down. I will pick a jumper, at this time I have a thing for pastels and I have a few jumpers that are 3/4 sleeves that have polka dots on them. I think they were about £3 each in Primark last year in the sale. (WIN!) So I have those. Am just gona steal a image from the internet for a visual for you all. (see above.)My Jumpers are more a less the same but no bow - I really want on with a bow!


Right so next I will layer a blouse under this jumper , It can be plain one that has a pop shade of colour or maybe a clash of print , I have some which have lips on them or even hearts which are pretty cute.  Then the last basic make up of the outfit would be in my case Jeans. But you could use a skirt or something like shorts with tights. It's up to you really. I would pick my Jeans and I try and get coloured jeans or washed pastel jeans. Over all you would be left wearing something like this image here. Of course all my images are just samples but pick the colours that work well together.
So far it looks pretty cute . A really simple but Kawaii outfit that you can wear everyday, May it be your day off, a Casual day from wearing OTT Kawaii or Japanese fashion . This is a perfect outfit for them days where you might not want to be crazy in style and can go about your day. I love these fun cute looks that any one can do by buying from high street buys or even online. To add to this  kind of outfit on those days I will pick some funky but Kawaii earrings or some kind of statement necklace to add that pinch of Kawaii ! Such as some cute pom pom earring from Frilly Pops on Esty.



Or anther Idea is something such as Collar clips , maybe a cute set of kittens on the tips of the collar to make your outfit even cuter. Oh and don't forget about Necklaces and Rings as well!

What do you wear as a everyday sort of style. Or do you dress up every day no matter what? What is the Kawaii fashion trends you are loving right know? I will be posting my next Kawaii Style post very soon! So watch this space!

Tartan xox

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Dark Kawaii - Gothic Review


Hey guys so this is a wee write up / review on a few items I have purchased of late. For a change these are more dark/ gothic / alternative items that I got that maybe some of you might like to check out and get kawaii creative with these sort of items as anything can have a touch of kawaii !
The following items are from Little Booteek which is a online gothic and alternative store. 

I picked the following items which included Fake eyelashes , one pair has studs on them and the other is a set of butterfly wings. There were about £5 each. The Butterfly ones are a set I have used and Ionely played about with them with a fairy like look. The wings are adorable and make the look very enchanting! I also used my Cutesy Kink Wig that fitted in really well with the make up.
If you want to see who I made the look my video on youtube is here.




The other items I purchased were headdress like items, Am loving playing with hair accessories with my wigs , I have been spending a fair amount on them but the ones I got were headbands form the store made by a company called restyle.



One is the Antlers which came with both with and with out black flowers , I picked the ones with out as I wanted to have the option of other coloured flowers. That way I can chop and change it with different looks. The other ones are the horn type , again they come with and with out the black flowers.  The headbands are both pretty sturdy. Even thought they are black they still have a fair amount of detail on them.

Applying these accessories can change a Kawaii look to a gothic or a Kawaii dark style like creepy cute really rapidly and it can be considered as a mix it up fashion too. I think I will keep these more for enchanting like looks or with messing with make ups rather that adopting a new style. Maybe something to use for fun or at Halloween later on in the year.
Here is a few examples of Dark but Kawaii fashions



What do you think of Kawaii fashion that is a little bit darker?
Tartan.