Friday, 31 January 2014

Oh so Kawaii Make Up !

Hello Cuties- How are you all.Am still suffering the effects of being ill with this annoying cold!! *urgh*  Its not Kawaii sneezing every where and feeling all yucky! But I do have a post to share which I hope will combat the feeling of being unwell. So here is my post for you all to enjoy *huhuh*


''KAWAII MAKEUP POWER!''

Well okay I might have not transformer into Kawaii Sailor Moon it it was well worth hold my new Kitty shaped compact to at least try....
What girl can not live with out a bit of make-up, I adore make up and what do I adore more is yup, Kawaii themed make-up, well I had to go get me some.
The brand I picked was a Korean brand called ''Tony Moly ''.
And it was the ''Cats Wink'' products that I fell in love with.


As you can clearly see that the Cat Winks is all Cat Themed and with that packaging it drew me right in to buying, its cute, cat themed and Kawaii the perfect formula for my bank account to suffer and my hubby to have less more of a reason to venture to my side of the bed room.


What I find really interesting about Asain make up is they seem to be ahead of the game in Make-up. They had the BB creams 1st and know they have CC creams am not sure what CC creams are yet but am away to look into this . Maybe some one can enlighten me...


I got myself a new lip gloss mascara and compact powder from the Cat Winks range. I adore the fact there is Kitty faces everywhere. As well I got a cute Panda themed item too. I will be using the mascara and the lip gloss once I used my old ones up. Am a bit gutted as I wanted to get the Cat wink Lip tints but they seem to be hard to get hold of.



The compact came in 2 shades I picked the Clear beige Shade which the compact has a mirror inside and a small powder sponge puffer.Also the powder even has a paw imprint design inside - Kyaaa cute!


The Panda Dream is a cute designed stick in as a panda holding a bamboo stick its for dark circles around the eyes- I think the marketing was rather clever with them picking a panda who has dark fur around their eyes hehe. Its a stick with a cream that you apply around the eye area helping reduce the ''Panda eyes'' and brighten that area.I have not used it yet as with being unwell am not really in the mood to wear makeup. 

I really love ..Love! How cute these are and it makes make up even more fun and super Kawaii looking.
I would love to find more Asian brands to try and look for more Kawaii looking packaging ones, I have to say that the Asian ones are much nicer looking than the chemist/ high street brands here in the UK. Its rather easy to buy these overseas and sometimes you can find online stores that offer free shipping too.
Do you like  these Kawaii styled make up items?
Would you buy them?

Till next time
Stay Cute

Tartan <3 xoxo

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Traditional Kawaii Review

Hello every one!
I have got a post for you today, am still unwell but I have more up and kawaii go to get this post done, This is a small haul of some Origami items I got in the post.
Its a small shop online called J-Wow found here on Facebook and here is the link to the Online shop.
I made a small order last week and it came in like 2 days after,The best thing was the free shipping 
Which was a great bonus, I ordered a cute pair of earrings and a charm. They do a lovely traditional range of handmade goods and worth checking out even the traditional side of Japan can be super cute!



Crane Bottle Charm

The charm is a corked small bottle with tiny stars and a tiny kawaii pink origami Crane inside! It comes on a large ball chain to use to attach your charm to which ever you wish too.
So tiny and cute!




Kawaii Red Origami Butterflies

I got my self these Origami Butterfly earrings with have 2 tiny beads at the top of the Butterflies and then the earring piece, because these are Origami they are so light to wear, They are a nice size too.
I plan to wear these with my kimono outfit for this years Hyper Japan!  Are these not just little Darlings and so unusual! 



Is this Doll not just Kawaii!

With my order, I also got a free gift with is a Japanese Origami Doll. She is so cute I have her on my unit propped up against my Clear Quartz Crystal and so far am in hope she will bring me good luck! Also Friday is the Chinese new year so maybe she can bring me some luck with that hehe! I need all the luck I can get with all my on- going projects.
So I am going to put up some Chinese decorations up in honour for the Chinese new year since I won them in a give away and they are to pretty not to use ! They are Hello Kitty ones!

Any way getting back to my post review, J-Wow is a lovely little online shop and I would recommend you check out what they have to offer and take advantage of the free shipping. It was a pleasure to shop with them.

Till next time
<3 Tartan xox

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Kawaii Cakes and Baking.

Hello Cuties, How are you all today?
I have been so busy with on going projects, family visits and now dealing with a cold, as well miss Chibi Bean has the cold so we have been keeping cosy together under our Hello Kitty fleece blankets. So I have neglected the blog quite a bit and really not had much to post about. I have got my new camera and I have been taking some photos with it.If am feeling up to it, I will take a few more today since the lighting is much better. The past week has been so dull and rain, rain and oh yea more rain.
So while keeping busy with my project. I have been doing some Kawaii fun baking, I attempted Rainbow sponge cakes and some cute butter biscuits. Now am no chef I only bake for fun and with little Chibi Bean , who likes to help with mixing and icing. So I used some rice moulds shape cutters to make the biscuits really cute!



Hello Kitty, Bunnies and bear butter biscuits. Kyaa too cute! 


My attempt to make rainbow cupcakes. which took a long time to get the cake mixture right with the right colour dyes. I know my baking in not perfect or decorated well but its still fun to make and eat them all after hehe! They all went down a treat in the house and with family.
Also these photos were taken with my new camera 
I suppose this post will be rather short today , like I said am not feeling super kawaii with having a cold. There is nothing less cute that having watery eyes, coughing up ones guts and sneezing everywhere.
I hope to get some more blog posts done for you all since I have really neglected the blog. With any luck my creative Kawaii spark will twinkle back once I feel better!

Till next time stay super cute!
<3 Tartan xox




Thursday, 16 January 2014

Kawaii Haul - Lets get organized!

Finally the post man has finally come with something interesting for me that is worth reviewing!

I have such a thing for having things in its place with all good intentions but some how it never stays in the place! I swear I have some little spirits that wait till am not looking and then they move what I have assigned what ever I have put in new place. *sigh* 



Any way with my good intentions and keeping up with dates, am not the best at remembering dates, more like birthdays and my own anniversary! *Heh* So I found some interesting Kawaii items and placed them on order and they came in the post today! Woohoo.



So what I get? Well I got a Korilakkuma pocket folder- I need to buy a few of these to sort out my penpal letters and doodles ect. But I wanted to see what it was like before I buy a few of these heehee
Its so cute!
I got a matching Korilakkuma letter set. I can not get enough of Kawaii letter sets huhuh!!

The other things I got are like stickers...



But not just any stickers...


I give you Calendar/Date stickers! They have a see through part that you place over the date...so when you flick over your Diaries and Calenders, its like a Kawaii Marker instead of just using a pen to circle the date.


I got the cute Rilakkuma ones and some mini- mine ones with are really hand to use in a small Diary like my one. These ones have little rabbits and shapes, such as hearts circles and little clocks or tiny images of envelopes .  Kyaa too cute!



I think these little stickers are awsum. As you can see I use the book mark ones too with are also very handy.I hope lots more retailers in the UK will stock these as they would be so handy to have and use.
Not only for Calenders and Diaries for so many things like birthdays and events and dates to remember but for school work too, I guess the limit is your imagination.

 I hope to get the rest of my organized items in the post next week to get my little work space set up. Then I will have to start on my next project. You can find these type of stickers at any Kawaii retailer.






Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Showing off some art.


Hey cuties,
So this is more of a mummy post but I guess it could come in handy for some of you. As a mummy I like to let chibi bean express her creative side, I think its cute.
We do pens, paint, make and crafting, but it was getting to the point where I could no longer display her pieces of art on the fridge. Not only that my magnets were starting to give up as chibi bean was putting piece after piece of art up on top of each other. I found while making a cup of tea I could no longer find a way into the fridge. I started to look for some ideas on the internet a way to display her cute art with out pinning it on the walls or the fridge.There was a lot of ideas but I found one which was like a huge sheet of plastic that had been set up into pockets to put drawing and even photos into it. For displaying and you hung it over a door or on the wall.But it cost quite a bit!



But I looked at it again and was like ...wait are those just not like multi polly pockets you would have in a folder! (light turns on above my head.)
So I grabbed a few of my old file pockets and stuck them together..haha that simple!

So you get the idea here are a few photos of our Kawaii Art displaying ideas.



I made 2 sets with 4 pockets each and tied on some string to hang them.
There is also a string with baby pegs with some of our photo's of family in the middle. Also a idea that can display photos or pictures. You can find cute pegs from Hobby craft .

It was really easy to do , Just some sticky tape and stick them together. You can hang these up anywhere.
We spend a lot of time up at the table so that's why we put it here.
Also I got a Cake stand for Christmas and I felt it was a bit to pretty to only bring out to use for just cakes soo..


As you can see it had become a bit of a display for all the pens in the pot , a home for Kitty and Mimmy and a place to keep the buttons. Yes our buttons go missing a lot so this is home for them...but they only stay there if I place them there. If some one else has...it can become a interesting game of find the buttons. 
So I guess you could apply the idea to Posters or other pictures, maybe even penpal letters or something.
Maybe you might want to make different sized pocket holders and tape them in different shapes.

Hope you like the post!







Friday, 10 January 2014

Kitty and her twin Mimmy

Have you ever noticed that Hello Kitty get all the glory and fame?
I was watching Hello Kitty the Tv series with my daughter and I found that I was rather fond of Mimmy.
She is a bit more Shy than Kitty but she quite a funny character and can be rather sarcastic about how Kitty eats way to much and is so lazy at times.I have to say I equally love them both.


It got me thinking, You really do not see much Mimmy Products, Well not many at all unless she is with her sister Mimmy. Maybe it is a UK thing but even I (Addicted to all things Kawaii.) Maybe own 3 Mimmy items that all came as a set. Two of which are Plush sets and the other is a Plastic Figure. I did buy one tiny Mimmy but it was for those cute Hello Kitty Play sets for my daughter- I like to make sure she builds up the sets and have the full collection.
I would love to see more of Mimmy and her own style in products, I think Mimmy needs to shine out and be given a chance. I do love Kitty but because they are twins, I would adore even more that if there was more 'Twin themed' items or even 'Best friends' ones that include Mimmy as well .
What about matching Twin baby-grow's made for baby twins or all in ones aka oneies for us older fans.
I would love to see just a range for Mimmy but I do doubt that as a company Sanrio may have thought Mimmy would not make as much money as Hello Kitty. Some times I images that Mimmy is crying in the corner as her sister claims all the benefits lol!
Any way I guess am just rambling a bit... But I thought I would share my new Mimmy and Kitty Figures.
I got them at a great price £5 and that was with free shipping! The only annoying thing was the box that the figures were are displayed in got damaged in the post.
However there is no damage to Kitty and Mimmy! So here is some photos.

They are super cute in there famous outfits that match and wearing their bows. They are 10cm tall and light weight plastic material. I will be using mine for displaying on the shelves. I would like to put up in the spare room.


Till next time, I hope you enjoy my post!
Stay Kawaii!