Thursday, 31 December 2015

Doki Doki Box - Review

S'up, So I do have a new post for you all . Again its a Review. Am sorry if they bore you . However I hope this one will not bored you cause it really is a cute one.  So What I have today is a Doki Doki Box* to share with you. I was going to do a un boxing video on you tube but for the past 2 weeks I have been very unwell and I didn't want any of you to be a subject to watch such a thing. Cause gurl that is sure not kawaii , is it now? So with all that outta the way let's check out this Doki Doki box.



Doki Doki is a monthly subscription box by Japan Crate which is new on the Kawaii market, There is a fair few boxes that I have tried and subscribed to and this one looked a little more promising as with all the ones out so far have been very similar and the items are sometimes repeated over and over. Any way this one seem to bring more to the box. Doki Doki is Japanese for the sound of your heart , like a heart beat. I really liked the idea of the name. 

Monday, 21 December 2015

Japan Crate Subscription Box


Hello Kawaii Kitten's . Today I have a review on the Japan Crate Subscription box*!
Nothing beats a box full of goodies in the mail for you every month. What I love about these Japanese snack boxes is that there is always something new and exciting to try and this subscription box has not failed in to deliver such products!
With Japan Crate you get a choice of 3 styles of Subscriptions to pick from Small , Original and Premium sizes. (if you are in the USA you also get the free 2- day shipping - see website for more details!) And today I will be review the Premium size and showing you all the kind of goodies that I got in the box.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Dupes for Venus Palette Eye Shadows - my mission part one

As a self proclaimed Make up Junkie , I did find Lime crime.
I fell in love with the Grunge Venus eye shadow palette but the whole credit card theft, the scams , misprinted details on products and the drama. Also the shipping and cost of the products was putting me off. 
The Venus palette...I just bought it even though I feel guilty by handing over my money- good buy money!- at the time to get it  it cost so much to buy and ship over . Once in my hands I found myself falling deeply in love with the product. So I had this new eye shadow perfect for my skin tone the colours are warm and urgh loved it. I then took to hunting down dupes, Every one went mad for these colours and the company were always sold out so . I decided to use up the palette ( still am) and search for a new vegan  and or animal cruelty free dupes for it. However this was not the easiest task!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Vegan Cuts Beauty box- Subscription Review

Ah its that time of month and surprise a cute little box has landed on my welcome matt, How exciting! Today I will be sharing with you a Vegan Beauty Box.  Available world wide for a monthly subscription you can get either the beauty box with I will be reviewing in this post or a Vegan yummy snack box. Now am not Vegan diet wise but I am well aware many of my readers are and many of you also want Vegan Products. Myself am a big animal lover so I personally pick Animal cruelty free products and if its vegan its a added bonus.
So if your wanting to sign up for either or box sign up here!

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Lil Unique Me- Review

Hey Kawaii Kittens.
I really wanted to show off my amazing new phone case* from Lil Unique Me who do handmade stunning and luxury phone cases and other products that have been given a sparkly make over. 
When they asked if I would like to have a phone case made by them I was like OMG yes please!
So just the other day my new phone case came and my old one was ditched to the bin for this super kawaii sparkly phone case. I can not wait to use it and whip it out and hear what others think of this bad ass kawaii phone case.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Kawaii Christmas Sanrio Mascots


 Hello there Kawaii Kittens. I guess its rather fitting to be doing this post as with it slowly turning into the month of all Christmas like stuff and it is spotted everywhere. As you know I often do Christmas Kawaii style , so when this parcel came in the post for me I was over the moon. Mixing Christmas and Kawaii is just the most amazing combo ever! All these items are from Cool_Nippon*. My all time loved and favourite seller on ebay. Get ready to feel all kawaii and Christmas like!



Here we have the well known Hello Kitty - the Kawaii queen herself. Dressed in her elsa snow like cape and instead of wearing a bow, she is wearing a shiny colour changing when the light hits it- snowflake.  She is adorable with her pink body and glittery shiny-ness all over. And she even has a faux fur like trim with her snow cape. 

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Pearl Planet Review


Hey there cuties, I got a really cool and adorable review* post here for you all.
Not only that I also have a video on you tube of me playing with these new products form a Esty store called Pearl Planet. Where the lovely owner designs her very own nail decals and sells cute vintage jewellery pieces.   
As many of you know am a big fan of nail art and cute stuff so these are totally perfect for me. I am also a complete sucker for the designs such as the amazing and kawaii unicorns perfect for most of my readers to the sweet Mickey and Minnie mouse styles for you Disney fans and the space kittens ,which is a personal favourite of mine And there is many more!

Monday, 9 November 2015

The Rouge + The Wolf - Review

Ah it is about time that I got round to telling you all about one of my go to and loved alternative brands. If you are on instagram and follow me , you will see how obsessed I am with this company in the UK ,The Rouge + The Wolf. This brand is just amazing, not just the products but the fact the company are keen to make a effort with their customers.  So these guys sell alternative unique jewellery and have designs based on occult , witch craft , runes and many other symbolic inspired pieces.  They make the items in old steel, slate steel, matt gold  and my personal fave the black matt, polyamide.Which is 3D printed here in the UK!With a range of rings and midi ring  to chokers and necklaces in all styles there is something for every one. 

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Japan Candy Box Review

Today's blog post is a insight to the Japan Candy box* by Blippo, who also do the Kawaii Box.
Both are monthly subscription boxes that you can sign up for monthly or 3, 6 or 12 month selections.It is priced at $19.90 per month and free shipping for each subscription offer of course you get a slight reduction in price the longer you subscribe for.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Animal Curelty Free and/or Vegan Make up


Oh what a path I have found myself on! As an animal lover the thought of furry babies being put through tests just for us to look pretty is a pet hate of mine. Personal thing. So I do favour my own make up to be animal cruelty free and it is Vegan that's a added bonus too. 



For years I have used brands that I did not fully know ,were still testing on animals for the sake of make up. The only brand I knew that was cruelty free and accessible was good old BarryM, but I some times don't like the stuff they come out with or do not have the shade am after . However I do these days use them as my basics, Foundation , powder, eye-liner, Yuno the things I use for that everyday make up. OH and of course the nail paints or nail polish is a winner too. As its affordable and easy to get hold of too. More so when it something your going to run out, most of all . So I want to be able to pick it up easy as and when.

However some times I want something that little bit more different or try a other brand with the same enthics so here is a few other brands I have tried myself with my thoughts on them and the products. Most of these are USA makes which is a tad annoying due to shipping. I do though have 2 UK online stores who can help us out with that. 

So here is a list of the brands I have discovered and what I think of them!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Exercise the Kawaii way


Hey there Kawaii Kittens and Cool Cats, How you all doing.

Today's post is all about being Kawaii and keeping fit . So I am gona show you some of my top kawaii findings or ways to stay Kawaii while you hit the gym or class. I know at this time of year no one, wants to really get out in these nights as as they are drawing in . And it puts you off wanting to leave the house and into the chilly air after work, school and a long day. But it is all for good health and well being . Right? Myself I am addicted to (almost daily) Yoga and already seeking out a new class of Pilates local to me. Also we wana look cute when we work out right.


Friday, 25 September 2015

Relax with Pure Thoughts

I have been meaning to share this post with you all but of late I have had no interest in doing my blog, youtube or anything much of late. However with all the mopping about and feeling sorry for myself I found some time to type this up. I guess we all go through those phases time to time where we feel like this. Any way enough of such talk!  A few weeks back I got a pampering parcel in the post a gift for me , from me! Those are the best gifts when you need a pick me up.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

MIMO Pencil Case shop - Review*



Hello my Kawaii Kitten's, I do hope each and one of you are ready for this fun filled post on my blog full of kawaii things and I mean FULL of Kawaii! So I got a lovely email a while back from the owner of MIMO Pencil case shop based in the USA. Asking little Kawaii me if I would like a parcel from them. What I received was not only a generous amount of items to show you all and blog about but a lovely exchange of emails saying how much they liked my blog. As well from the emails I got a wonderful vibe of passion in the items that the owner sells. 


''Organize Kawaii style.  MIMO Pencil Case Shop offers everything to keep you organized every day the Kawaii way.  With adorable pencil cases and pouches, pens and pencils, post-its, stickers, and all the super cute accessories that you can dream of, MIMO Pencil Case Shop not only has it all, but offers super cute and affordable daily necessities to Kawaii your life! Bring joy back into organizing your life with all the latest products featuring Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, and all their friends. From elegant and simple to cute and artsy, MIMO has a style to match everyone’s taste. Just starting? Develop your love and passion for all things Kawaii. Go take a peek!''- MIMO Pencil Case Shop.


The website is a lovely, simple and easy to use and has a collection of many items covering your stationary needs in every kawaii way possible! So read on to find out so much more ...

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Spiritually Kawaii

Hello Kawaii Kitten's,
So I wanted to do a post on something here for a while now about my current inner search. So I guess this is a personal kind of post. For a while now I have been riddled with being unwell and out of sorts. I think it gave me a bit of a wake up call. Both mentally and physically.

Most of the time I only share Kawaii related topic and such and it would be easy to think that is what I am solely about ,however with my wake up call or maybe re wake up call? I have other interests and hobbies.  Spirituality has been a natural like path for myself being pagan , am very attune to it and nature.  I love the fact I can walk in the forests near by and take a time out or spend time in my flower beds and vegetable patch . I can with ease find myself by the coast line and enjoy the blissfulness around. I think we all need to have a place we can chill out. But sometimes I think, I have lost myself and now am finding that its time to rekindle that side to me for my health and being.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Pika Pika! Pikachu Dance

Last week I found about the Pikachu dance..which has appeared on my news feed so many times that I should even know the dance by now. A army of dancing Pikachu's what is there not to love and keep fit  at the same time. In JapanPocket Monsters are set to dance their way through Yokohama’s bayside Minato Mirai district. So much Kawaii!! This is the second time in Japan for this event.



Talking of learning the dance there even is a dance how to video online as well! Now we can all bust our moves along side 2 giant size Pikachu's helping us with the routine.


Talking about these darling kawaii creatures from Pokemon. I have 2 cuties to share with you that fits in well with all these Pikachu's everywhere! All the way from Japan's Pokemon Centre . Thanks to the amazing ebay seller and friend at Cool_Nippon!  I got myself new plushies.
As soon as I saw them I fell in love with this and thanks to such a reliable and trust worthy seller made no second thoughts to buy these right away. My very own Pikachu buddies!
Am so in love with these. Yes Pikachu is a favourite of mine but so is Eevee's and the Eeveelutions from the Red/Blue.  Which happens to be the other plushes you can buy also! ( Good bye Money!) But lets check out these ever so cute Pikachu's!


They are just so adorable, more a bean bag style plush and super soft!
They also can be stacked up on each other.

Chhuu





They are adorable I also got the other Pikachu from Cool_Nippon , and that one is one of the pop idol Pikachu's I adore her so much.

Laters!
Tartan



Sunday, 9 August 2015

Back to School Haul - Kawaii Style with Modes4U


Hello every one , I really can not get over the fact here, the schools are back . And where did summer go!? Ah so much to do and get ready..Any way myself and Modes4U got together and they have sent me a few items for going back to school! ( Am not really going back to school but these items could be used at home or even at work. Am not forgetting about the mature kawaii lovers here!) I will be giving my stuff to my little one to use ,who is starting school.


Modes4U is a Kawaii Shop who have lots of items from  Japanese Stationery to Hello Kitty and that is just the tip of it.There is many items to pick from and this is your one stop shop for getting all your back to school items in one place. The prices are good and with such a range of items you might spend a good few hours picking the products you want!
Mode4U send me over a good few items for getting back to school started and of course in the most Kawaii way possible!



For getting ready and back to school I got a few must have items, Such as the adorable and ever so fluffy pencil case of Hello Kitty!  Not only is she so cute she is a good size with her zipper, lined inside and can hold a fair amount of pens. I adore her polka dot bow!

As you can see all these items are based on my favourite darling of cuteness Hello Kitty!
Also we have a exercise book, this is a square style one that you most likely would use in Maths but you really could use it for English too. I adore the fact its cute , roughly a A4 side and covered in pink leopard print with Hello Kitty and her stylish purple bow . ( my all time fave print and style!) I hated Maths at school am sure if our jotters where this cute I might of taken more of an interest. Ha..


Of course we will be needing to fill up the pencil case and use something with the work book. So I also have a pencil , one of those mechanical ones where you press the top a few times to get the led out. No need to mess about with a sharpener again! And its a pretty pink one and has the adorable Kitty chan on it in theme and decoration! Its so nice I might have to claim this one as my own! Of course an eraser was included for all those mistakes and spelling mishaps I will most likely make when am writing things down . Again this is a Hello Kitty themed item that has a cardboard sleeve to hold when using and looks so cute!



The other item with my back to school haul was a Re-ment Box and again it was a theme of going back to school miniature items in a hello kitty style. I got the School bag or the Japanese style School bag with a pair of gym shoes and gym bag. I have a soft spot for Re-ment boxes even though this is my 3rd one I have ever gotten! I like to use them for my very own BJD who is called Mimmy!

So if your starting a new year in the next few weeks then you need to go on over to Modes4U and bring on the new term with lots of Kawaii style. Am sure with all this super cute stuff that your gonna learn so much more and keep super kawaii at the same time!

Shop now!!!
http://www.modes4u.com/






Friday, 7 August 2015

Kawaii Garden

Hey there Kawaii Kitten's.
Hope you are all well. This year I have been doing fair amount of stuff in my back garden. Rewind a year or so , My garden was a wreck. A decking that was untreated from its last coat being removed, railings that moved if you placed a feather on them . Which am sure were ready to fall apart. Oh and those nasty planks that were a meant to be steps to the bottom of the decking that had nails sticking out of them... Not Child or adult safe. The washing line was on a slope made of rubble and a shed falling apart. I often would pretended that my house had no back garden! The main job was to sort out the basics, made it safe and stable. Once that was done and what a work load that was, The next step was spending the whole day power washing off old left over decking wood treatment. To then re add it. It was not the most glamours job but some one had to do it!

After that , having a new shed, and a safe place to hang the washing- with out the chance of braking a leg. Railing that were on and safe and real steps!I wanted to bring in some colours to the garden and I started with plants.

Okay so am no green fingers gardener, am more of your ' plant this seed here and see what happens'' kinda gal, So I got some plants and seeds and herbs. I love herbs and growing them to use in my cooking was something I wanted to do again. Saves money in the long run. Now this is all fair and all but there was and is something lacking in the garden. Yup so far it was sorted and plants seem to be growing well. It was time to put my kawaii taste into my little garden!

Am lucky that we get the sun from noon up on the decking and the sun spot under the decking all day. But I really wanted a nice seating area on the decking . I already had a cafe black bistro style set but it was not cosy or the most comfortable . So after checking out the sales and ordered a new set. Sofa with 2 chairs and a mini table. Perfect.  But the decking area was already dark and this is a black set so it was time for some kawaii fun. To make it feel more cute and cosy I went and purchased pink cute cushions to put on the black and brighten things up, I got my hands on some water proof shabby chic style bunting flags. Then after I got some pastel fun coloured candles for that area.
I was pretty please with it. I also got my hands on a wooden wind chime but they didn't have many shades to pick from . ( boo!) But I found some sweet coloured butterflies that I could have hiding among the flowers and plants in the flower beds as well as a windmill with spots. It took a few weeks to get some flowers to bloom in the flower beds. Eventully I got my hands on a few pastel shade pots and brightly coloured cute flowers to add to them to make it even more adorable.


Am soo happy with my pastel Kawaii Garden! Its lovely to be out there and get round to enjoying it.
I also made sure to have butterfly and bee friendly plants to encourage them to visit. I am planning on a few more flags and things to hang up, I got a bird feeder to put up also which you can see but it has a hook needed to be put up , Am gona get a few of those. Some more decorations and more bright cushions!

Once that is done I can curl up with a good book in the sun shine, or host a cupcake tea party outside!
Hope you enjoyed the post! Maybe you can take some tips and hints for your own garden space!
Later's
Tartan



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!!