Friday, 24 August 2012

A Wig Review


So I have ordered 3 wigs form a wig online shop,Geisha wigs.
The 1st wig I got I did a Blog and was happy with my purchase of the Vamp twin fall wig.
I went on to order the Galaxy Wig and Apple Toffee Wig.

So this is a more neutral review with the good and not so good on the wigs

What I  like about the shop was the prices they are low but I still stand by my statement of if you want a wig to last and want a quality wig suitable for long wear and modelling/Lolita  'You get what you pay for.' Rings true.
The Galaxy wig is very shiny and when I did make a comment on the wigs shiny-ness in one of my own photos, I was told that I had parted the wig wrong  by the shop.
Which sorta left me a bit like what?!
I have worked with real and fake hair for a long time as Hair dresser and never ever heard such nonsense in my life.Parting the hair has no effect on the shine-ness of a wig.Then later it was recommended  on the page of the shop to use  normal hair 'Dry shampoo'' to reduce the shiny-ness of the wig ,Normal Products for your hair really shouldn't be used on wigs (See my past Wig care post).
However I can cope the shinny-ness its not the end of the world.

The other thing that concerned me was the wigs fibres form taking them out the bag and giving it a gentle brush with a wig wide tooth comb,they started to fall out more freely than any of other wigs even the Vamp wig never had much fibre loss.
I understand know all wigs will lose some fibres but this had just come out the packet. 
 ; ~ ; 
(tear)

However the wig colours are completely stunning which is why I got the wig ,The mix is Blues Blacks Pinks,Its just lovely and very in with the Galaxy print trend Right know.The length of the wig is great not to long or to short,The inside wig cap is neat and tidy I found the wigs rather Thin.
Moving on to the Apple Toffee wig,I ordered this wig same time as the Galaxy but due to the supplier of the shop there was a mix up.So I chose to wait for the next batch of wigs for it to come in.I didn't mind ,these things happen of course.
I was offered a other wig or I could wait.I was in no hurry.
So waited.

I got the Apple Toffee wig today and again put it on to see how it looked.
I was touching the bangs and again fibres started coming lose?! 
The same problem coming up the fibre loss.

This wig is  like the Vamp  maybe they are better ones out of the 3 I have bought,But loss of fibres are a pain its like cat hair or dog hair falling on your outfits and everything.So annoying! Maybe I have been unlucky with the wigs.Other may have had better luck.
The 2 ponytail wigs the Apple toffee is a lot shorter but had very tight curls,some which were matted but I can deal with that.
The clips on the wig are good though for the pony tails strong and not to big or over powering,and a good grip on the base of the wig.The wig base is very light and thin,the volume comes form the Pony tails.
Again I  do adore the colours maybe my most love colour way bit this wig do seem more matt that the other too.
I am wondering if this is due to a change of supplier of wigs to the shop its seems possible but I can not tell as each wig has varied  in consistency from shine and matt.

As you have read I do have mixed feelings of the wigs and the company.
Over all they are okay.
But I don't think they are long lasting with the fibre loss or a good quality compared to the other wigs I have from the bigger companies.
However these Wigs are the type of wigs Id maybe buy for a fancy dress outfit or a for a bit of fun.
I  will  use my wigs but I do not think they will be able to keep up with the demand of being a Lolita/Wig wearer and modelling.
But if your buying as a 1st time wig wearer or for a bit of fun fair enough go for it,But My personal thoughts are they are not as good a quality as other wigs and what you pay for is what you get.
On a side note,I was rather upset about the company's unprofessional manner using my own modelling work for clothing company,with out permission from me or the company and showcasing it in a album 'our wigs modelled' in which  I feel is very misleading to customers as I am not one of their models.

Over all rating 2 out of 5.



However no matter what...
Stay super Kawaii !

Tartan

x

Friday, 17 August 2012

Wig Care by Tartan


So I've noticed  that not many folks know how to look after Wigs,because maybe they have just entered the world of wigs and /or Lolita fashion or wanted to get a new look with out cutting or dying hair so went for a wig.
Even had a few of you ask me personally!
Your guys are just so cute!

Well I Tartan Kawaii your Wig Princess is here to help you! 
I am going to 'maybe' do a few posts on this Topic,As most of my Readers are know I used to be a Hairstylist in a Top Notch Salon but I took a reaction that in the end left me no choice to leave.
But I left with years of  knowledge about Hair and Wigs.
Oh and the Fact I like wear wigs all the time!
So with that on board,Lets get to it.
''Hai!!''

^3^



Wig General Care.


Fancy dress/Cosplay/ Synthetic fibre Wigs are not anything like Normal Human Hair.

Therefore it is highly recommended not to use any old Hair products on the wigs.
Do Not Brush wigs with any old brush.


Use a Wig wide tooth Comb Or a Tangle Tezzer.
When using the comb start at the ends of the Wig (this goes with general hair care too)
As you'll pull on the fibres that may brake off or come out with the tension at the top.
Store your wigs way from direct sunlight this fades the colour

Plastic large zipper bags and hair nets can be used to store your wigs.
You can use a wig stand to place on your wigs but make sure its free from collecting dust.

Washing your Wigs. 


When it comes to washing follow the companies guide that you bought the wig from.

If they do not have one then you can use either a wig shampoo and conditioner if that is not a option then use a very gentle hair shampoo likes of baby shampoo but also dilute it with water 50/50 same with the conditioner.Even then you have to be careful as these may still Damage the fibres!
Remember the wig is wet it is weak and fragile when wet! 
( same with human hair).
Wash the wig in a bowl of cold water only*
Swirl and swish the wig very gently around the bowl with care.
DO not rub the shampoo or conditioner in to the wig.
Just place the wig in a bowl of cold water with the tiniest amount of (diluted) shampoo mixed in the water for a few mins.Then rinse the wig in a plain bowl of water,then move onto the (diluted) conditioner mixed in a bowl of clean cold water and leave the wig in it for a a extra few more mins than the shampoo then Rinse again in a bowl of clean cold water
*Hot or boiling water may destroy the wig and make it lose its style and/or fibres.

Drying your wigs

Once the wig is clean,remove any excess water by gently squeezing the wig.
Do not twist the wig
Do not wring the wig out either.
Do not rub the wig dry with a towel
Do not use heat on the wig to dry it
Air dry the wig by hanging it up on a, coat hanger hock ,table conner,door knob or laying it on a towel over night,If you do hang the wig make sure to put a towel underneath the wig to catch any wet dribbles/avoiding puddles or hang it over a bath tub.
Do not leave a wet wig on a wig stand or a wig head this will change the shape of a wig and not dry well.
Wigs depending on thickness some will take longer than others to dry.

Other Care Tips

Try to store the wigs when you not using them.
Avoid using Real hair products on the Wig
Why...Beacuse....
For example,
Hairspray bonds the fibres together and makes the wig sticky,Hair Mousse has alcohol in it and can melt the fibres,Dry Shampoo can discolour and fade darker wig fibres/colours and normal shampoo and conditioner can dry the wigs out.
Do not dye wigs you can get any colour of wig these days!
Try to style the wig with your fingers than heated tools.
(unless they are heat resistant even then Id not do it myself!).
Try to keep the orginal packaging for the wigs and the nets to use for storage!
Invest in a good wide tooth wig comb.
Invest in the Tangle Tezzer comb


I hope this clears up a few things for you all! 
Again I am happy to help if you have a question you can contact me here with a comment or Facebook Me!

Most of all have fun with your wigs!
^__^

Stay super Kawaii!
Tartan
x

Sources~E-How, Lock shop,Gothic Lolita wigs,Geisha wigs,Dreamy Store,Wiki ,The Great Richard Cartier oh and my great knowledgeable of know how and experiences!


The Sunshine Daisy reivew

The weather has been so rotten over the past few days,I really needed something to cheer me up.Today I was delighted to get a tiny little box covered in love hearts with my name on it.



It was my Sunshine Daisy order!
*^__^*
I have been looking forward to my order so its well cheered me up.
Im so happy it really was a Glitter filled popper when I opened it! 
*winks*
So what did I order?!
I ordered the lavender shooting star necklace I fell in love with the Shooting star range,not only is it cute Stars are a symbolic thing of mine with being pagan as the points of the stars represents the elemental energy s around us but also the fact the range is so CUTE like a cute-ness overload, I do love stars and the moon so much.
Hehe.
I spent a long time admiring all the products,Which there is a fair range of so many sweet things.
So I got my order and was over the moon.
The postage only took a week!
(coming from the USA too!)
The parcel was secure and well sealed everything was wrapped up in its own bag  which were cuddled up together in gift wrap,to be open with a shower or Kawaii love of glitter and small shineys!
*Imagen me cooing over the shower of Kawaii glitter and shiny show*



So yea after my Kawaii shower,I opened up my new necklace,its cute I mean super cute,I wondered if the pendent was going to be heavy but no its so light!



It is also bigger that I thought and its got the main pendent being the star in lavender with glitter in it,its got a smooth but frost finish to the star too.
Either side of the Star are 2 Kawaii baby lavender safety pins again they are light too so this is like a necklace that will not hang on your neck and feel like you are being pulled down to the earth.
Its on a Pink light weight Chain which is a short  so it sits nicely on just below on the collar bone and with a really good size clasp,Know I've worked with jewellery and i can not stress how much easier life is with bigger claw hook clasp!See those small ones they drive me round the bend!
So big thumbs up there! 

no flash

with flash you can see the glitter in the star!
(>.~ ) *~chu wink!

I'm very happy with my new necklace even my Lil Chibi bean said it was ''Prettys'' Bless her.
Because The Sunshine Daisy is on Esty is super easy to order!
Also the super kawaii owner who is a total sweetheart is interested in myself doing some small advertising  and a little bit of modelling for her Esty store with a few of the products.
Which I am very flattered about as she has so nice about it!

And Im keeping that suprise for you by not showing you them products so you are gona have to go over to The Sunshine Daisy Face Book
to see those coming soon and then look out for them at
 Esty shop!
Also you may get more of a heads up on their
(^A^)

Am I mean?! lol
Well you all gona have to wait and see!
But till then,Stay Super Kawaii with The Sunshine Daisy!

Tartan 
x

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Starry eyed bows


I Just got my second order of bows form the lovely starry eyed Bowtique,there was a small mis-hap with my order but all was sorted with ease and I got the most loveliest customer service,It was not even really there fault but I was give a small gift due to the delay.

So I was over joyed when my Bows came I ordered a Mini and a Medium bow this time which one came with the hair band and the other with a clip and my free gift.
I went for the Black and Silver Sequin Hair Bow,

Its a lovely bow the photo in the shop does it no justice as its so pretty,Its Mega glittery and Sparkles all over it.
Its stunning and its soft to touch.

Nice and light to were on your head or in my case with wigs!.

The other Bow I got was the Mini Bubble Gum Pink in PVC,
This is a nice bright Bow its not made of a heavy material either so again nice and light to wear and It reminds me of a Hello kitty sort of bow its very sweet and I got this one on a Clip.
The bows can be easily swapped over from Clip to hair band.
I Highly recommend getting your bows from here,I love the fact that they are Handmade and there are so many to pick form too!
...
 And because I love you all!



And here is your very own 15% off your order!!
code: marna15
Stay super Kawaii!

Tartan
x


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Lil Mizz Kitty

I have been searching for some cute and sweet accessories,I also needed some cute things for a upcoming photo shoot.

I searched for a while and eventually came across this Gem of a shop.




Who can be found both on Facebook and Esty for all your Kawaii needs!


I found some of the perfect accessories I was needing and had in mind for my shoot.
The prices are good as well and I got great customer service which was friendly and sweet!
I also love the cute touch to the business card with the the bobby pink bow and the small gift wrap.
KAWAII!



The postage was fast and I was overjoyed with my new things!
I fell in love with this super Kawaii fuzzy heart I really like it !
I want a other one.
Hehe!


And I finally found some cute star bracelets and These are all made by the girl that runs it,I have already seen a few other things that are just so cute!
You can even pick your colour theme and add pearls to these bracelets.


I really like Fea Kei Fashion its super cute and fun Im falling in love with Pastels all over again.
I matched these adorable accessories with my pink wig and  with my finally arrived Eyeball bows.
This is a sample of what I came up with but I think the photo shoot later this week will make much better results.

You can find Little Miss Kitty at these links,

Lots more exciting news coming from Tartan soon but till then,
Stay Super Kawaii!
Tartan 
x