Sunday, 25 January 2015

A Cotton Jelly Clothing Review


Hey cute things!

Do I have a treat of a review for you all today!
I have got some goodies that have come in the post the other day and I could not wait to share them with you. This is a sponsored review from Cotton Jelly an online streetwear fashion label based in Leicester, UK. I have heard of these guys before through a facebook page that I followed and what sparked my interest was the fact they are based in the UK, they had a great sense of fashion when it comes to new idea's trends and style oh and 2 words... HELLO KITTY!

When I spied not only do they do women wear of Hello Kitty they do men wear too.  So I have ordered from Cotton Jelly as a customer as well as being sponsored for this review. Going back to the men wear, I was delighted my dreams came true! I could finally let him share the love for hello kitty too by me getting  a loving and charming gift for my hubby ( last Christmas there.) to wear at his free will  by force and then put on the puppy eyes to make him feel bad if he did not put it on,cause am sure he really do love Hello Kitty as much as I do and he would  ,will wear it to work.  
In my defence the top is pretty tasteful and yes he wore it to work- am sure his team  at work thought it was super kawaii (staff were laughing on the floor of his work.) So I have been a past customer with Cotton Jelly so I can give you a insight to the website and how it works too!

So with that fun story out the way lets get on with the review!
I was invited to pick some items so clearly I picked the Hello Kitty items which you can find on the website.. here at cottonjelly.com, You go to the 'Brands' Section. The website is really easy to use and navigate.If you sign up with them you will get a small discount too!



Most of the items are tops for both men and women and I think there is a childrens range coming out soon! (Yay the whole Kawaii family ~we could all match!!) 
So what did I get , well this is what came by delivery man, A black bubble wrap jiffy bag, with a positive inspired quote on the back of it too.

Inside was a letter from the team who seem like a pretty awesome bunch and stickers for the company links and logo . And my items of course. Now I went for a M size cause they look rather tight but they are soft and stretchy, so I could of worn a small but am not a fan of things clinging to my body also I like my stuff a little baggy , all the sizing is on the website and easy to find but a M is a UK 12 and a S is a UK 10 for us Ladies! I would say these are good sized products .

Each top has a cute Hello Kitty design's for both men and women by Cotton Jelly ,which are approved and licensed with Sanrio. The other little beauty about these tops is the can be personalised! So OF course I had to get some done! And what better way that using the word Kawaii on the areas to be personalised. ( Yes - I also got hubby's name on his , that way he will never lose it or be able to disown the fact he has a hello kitty top. haha....) 
Mainly the personalised bit is either on the front or the back of the top and in the inner neck but my items had a '' THANK YOU from CJ (cottonjelly.)'' Which I thought was pretty smart and cute!



This is the top with KITTY all over it in black white and red. 
Its super soft to the touch and very sporty looking but of course can be used for every day wear , its not super kawaii in your face , so you can use this a lot with that hint of Kawaii to your outfit!
this is what I really like about this top. Being a mature  Kawaii Mommy is hard to keep on a low profile! But I love the fact its got my personalised Kawaii on it too hehe! OH and and and!!!
The back of the top! Check it out! everything on the back has its well back 'side' to it too!
I love this attention to detail!



The other top is a simple top with Hello Kitty's face with a moustache in a simple design. This top puts a smile on my face the whole moustache thing makes me laugh, again this is a simple white top with kitty her bow and her tash on the top , On the back it has small design to the back of the neck and a slogan saying '' Real men wear hello kitty !! Just like my hubby's one on the back! Its soft to touch and its a great top for being a little more cute or edgy in style but more of a causal cute which is perfect again for those days when you are not full on super Kawaii , or those dress down cool days with a fave top paired with skinny jeans and hello kitty vans of course!






The other top is a other Hello Kitty one ( of course!) This one is a bit more cuter! Its crammed packed with the Kitty Crew! You have all her family and friends on the front around the neck shoulders and chest and on the back too. It has a minty blue polka dot design on the top as well adding more cuteness to the top ,It is more colourful compared to the others and again its got my personalised bit on the back of Kawaii!







I thought since I show you the mens top as well , I really like the design on the mens top for the ' Real men wear Hello Kitty '' Range its pretty cool.  Hello Kitty it is actually supporting a full beard of Kitty's bows!
And when I did order his top of course I went ahead and treated myself to the crop top in pink of Hello Kitty which I fell in love with the sizing is a little different for the crop tops but this is a M size too and fits well. So it has my fave things on one top, Pink, animal print and Hello Kitty and on the back it has a 14 with you guessed it Kawaii on it.



Over all, I love Cotton Jelly products and its not limited to Hello Kitty so there is something for every one and every style. I found that they are durable products, wash well  and keep shape. They are unique and stylish . The price reflects the product quality. The whole process to order and such was all top scores everything came on time for ordering back there at Christmas and everything was well packed and presented. I am giving them a 10 Outta 10 for everything! What a Glowing report!

So if you have not checked them out already, then you are going to need all the links!
Online website-http://cottonjelly.com/
Instagram- http://instagram.com/cottonjellylt

Don't forget I will be featuring these on my instagram and youtube later next week!
Tartan xox

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Kawaii Make up~ Jeffree star cosmetics vs Limecrime

Hey every one todays post is a Kawaii Make up post on both Lime crime and the new Jeffree Star Comestics. I really wanted to test out the JSC ones when I spotted them on Instagram ( Follow me!) and saw the shades and product looking a lot like Lime crime.
I really wanted to get both Prom night - the pink shade and the Redrum  Velour liquid  lipsticks to match up and compare with Lime crime Red Velvet and Pink Velvet but the Redrum came in fast and out fast too! They also have a shade like lime crimes utopia , I'm Royalty but am happy with utopia and really do not wear purple on the lips much.
It was also finding Grave Yard Girl on youtube doing her videos on these products that confirmed I wanted to get them too. ( Thanks Bunny!)
Soo... lets check em outs!


Well just by looking at the products you can see that they differ in packaging, Lime crime being thinner and longer and JSC looking shorter and chunky.


The brushes look pretty much the same and apply the same way too. How ever the Jeffree star one seems to have a shorter end to hold on to which was a bit of a pain to use but hey ho-.
 I quite like the design of the packaging box - being pink and all with cute stars with little J's in them.



Here are some picture to see the difference in the products.
 I find the both dry the same and apply the same. I find that JSC is more lighter to wear on the lips and Limecrime is more heavy in feeling. both are not that sticky either. Most most of all is the diffrence in colour, Well there is not really much of a difference to me, the main one is the fact Prom night is more electric pink and slightly brighter. It might be me but I found the pink velvet is slightly darker.


Here on this photo is Lime crime on the top lip and JCS on the bottom, I do not think you could tell them apart unless some one pointed them out to you.

Overall- I love both products. I like the fact JSC is slightly cheaper than Limecrimes Velvet, But I highly doubt that JSC's ones will make me change my mind from buying the other Velvets, I look forward to Lime crimes Riot shade coming out at the end of the month and really would like it!
I have to say they are very much the same and I love them both equally!

Later's cuties
Tartan

Keep it Kawaii!



Sunday, 18 January 2015

Cute Japanese Fashion -Review Wigs and Jumpers



Hey every one- how are you all, Today is a sponsored review of 2 items from Cute Japanese Fashion.
I picked 2 items one being a lovely looking Jumper and a wig that I spied that looked really nice, So let's check em out.
What I adore about Cute Japanese Fashion is the items are not to crazy kawaii but a nice causal range of items that have a cute little Asain fashion twist on them , stuff you might find on the high street but with that extra cuteness added to them.
My order came in a blueish parcel bag, both items were sealed well and packed neatly, as well they came with a cute gift of business cards , and some sweet little stickers with a pen too! ( Which I have been using btw!)
So first up is this jumper I picked!


It was the bow that attracted me to this jumper the bow on the front and the sailor like collar or a pan collar if you wana call it that. It looked soo cute also its a knitwear kind so its nice and cosy, has a little bit of stretch to it and is in a cream off white shade.
I really like this jumper cause its just soo cute! And because its a simple style it can go with any style or vary it in many outfit options! 



I thought it would look adorable with my own shorts ( from new look) and teaming them up with the neko/Kitty tights from Japanese Cute Fashion - See more outfits on my youtube - making this a cute yet causal outfit for any kawaii day! I think I may wear this to a casual meet up I have  in my diary in the next month. I will take lots of pictures!



  Kyaa I just love this little outfit idea! The only thing I dislike about the jumper is that it is a tad on the short side for me, nothing to major but that's a personal thing I like. heh . Moving on to the wig.




 So the wig came in its plastic bag, in a net and free wig cap like all the other wigs I have bought in the past - thumbs up!
I love the look of this wig the curls are so nice, its not a very long wig but a nice length below the shoulders. I did notice my wigs inside that its a little untidy with the ribbons at the neck and the clips for holding it in place, but this is very likely to be when it was made in production , however this has not effected the wig in any way.



The above image is the wig right out the bag so its a bit messy as I gave it a shake! so my bad.
The wig fits well and it is light to wear, the fibres are good not to thin but not to thick.
The wig is however shiny. A big pet hate of mine but am sure a bit of hair spray/ dry shampoo ( only do this if you have lots of practice with wigs here guys!) and wear will dull this down.
I love the shade of purple is very lush and bright not something for every day use ,might I add.  It  will look amazing with the right vamp or grunge make up. Well that is my plan for it anyway! I think it would really go well with the skull cardigan I got a few months back from Cute Japanese fashion.

So there you have it , I would suggest you check out the items over at Cute Japanese Fashion and the Facebook page, they are coming out with new and more kawaii items and other adorable pieces that you kawaii lovers would like. Everything comes at an affordable price and the shipping comes super quick.

Till next time!
Tartan

Web site~ http://www.cutejapanesefashion.com/
Facebook~ https://www.facebook.com/CJFashion
Links to all items!
http://www.cutejapanesefashion.com/trends/super-kawaii/Dark-Purple-Curly-Wig#.VLvwUFWK_aI
http://www.cutejapanesefashion.com/trends/super-kawaii/kawaii-cat-tights#.VLvwq1WK_aI
http://www.cutejapanesefashion.com/womenswear/knitwear/Kawaii-Bow-Knitted-Jumper#.VLvwxVWK_aI

Friday, 16 January 2015

Tsum Tsums and Duffy bear!

I way going to add this in with my last post but deicide to put this in on its own post .
So while I was in Disney I had a few missions. I got to meet my fave character Donald Duck but sadly the numbers of Cast were low at this time of year so I never got to find Duffy the Disney bear.
-boo- hoo! * sobs* 
Instead I took to my shopping missions. Obtain a Duffy bear plushie was high on the list...Until I walked into the Disney store in the village and my senses broke ..Tsum tsums everywhere!


sorry for the messy room!lol!
 I really had to stop myself and keep my mind on track about Duffy. (Check out my last post about Tsum Tsums and the game here and over at Cyten.) Well after parting with my money I got my hands on a darling Duffy bear. ( A Bear Minnie made for Mickey Mouse there is a few versions of his back story.) Who seems to be very popular in Japan. Many do not even know about Duffy Bear! Any way with that one off my list. Then to my great surprise while finding a Marie plush for my chibi bean 

we found a cute one with a paris theme to it and of course a matching Duffy in the sales soo...I had to have it too. I guess we looked a right pair swinging our Paris themed Duffy and Marie around the park as we walked about haha!

I will also up front and be honest I totally caved in and started to buy a Tsum tsum...which led to a other one and anther...yeah...Whoops!

So before I left for my trip I had 4 Minnie Mickey , Donald and Daisy...I came back with well a lot and I already have one on order as well. So when I got home from our trip a little parcel was awaiting me. ( Marie) I decided since they were so tiny and cute and would not take up to much space. I wanted the characters of those who I like and also met at Disney. Makes sense..right?

And the fact they are to cute to not buy I got a fair few as the UK do not stock them so might as well when in Paris. 
Can you see me trying to convince myself I made the best mature logical reasonable answers on why I must buy these now?








 When I was drooling and falling in love with all the characters as Tsum Tsum's My hubby pointed out the bigger ones and that's when I came face to face with my hero Donald Duck in the arms of my Hubby. I not sure , I swear he backed away from me or it might of been my excitement  playing games on my mind - haha. So to my delight I also became a proud owner of a big Tsum of Donald duck! YAY!


With being away and coming back , I noticed how much I have neglected my Kawaii room so since coming back I have been looking for new shelving ideas and ways to display my Kawaii treasures .I love having my items on display . They become inspiration for my Kawaii ways and Blog.

What do you think of Tsum's and Duffy bear?
How do you display your collections and what way do you set them up?

Keep it kawaii!
Tartan.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Tartan Kawaii in DisneyLand


Hey guys, am back. well I was not away very long but it me it felt like I have been away a life time, I have started 2015 with some Disney magic and adventure.

 I and my little family went to the wonderful world of Disney- A dream I have had since I was a kid. Though mind you I was a complete kid while I was at Disney. But then I think every one is who goes to Disney. I went to Disney Euro in Paris and had a mission to meet many characters and get many photos as possible. Donald Duck being high up on my list! 
I love Donald Duck.
So I could go on and on about how much fun and exciting the place is but am not going to, am gona be honest.... THE PLACE IS FRIGGEN AMAZING! I really loved it, however with taking Chibi bean it had a lot of draw backs from long waits with grumpy child or a hungry child or a child throwing a tantrum..oh wait. No that was me throwing the tantrum on the way home cause I really did not want to leave. lol

I think my highlights were just being there, hunting down and finding Donald duck and getting a photo with him. Meeting both Mickey Mouse and Minnie and being able to buy lots of cute things to add to my kawaii collecting. As well as spending lots of time together with my little family and having fun.
So here are some of my phone photos ones I took.
*Image heavy* 




Saturday, 3 January 2015

Thoughts on Venus - Kawaii make up


Hey every one- Happy new year!
Its 2015 and am starting it with a bang, I will be away on holiday . But I will tell you all-l about it when am back. 
I wanted to do a post on Lime crime's new ( well newish) Pallet of eye shadow Venus. I been following lime crime for a bitty now and really liked using the lippys and the other ones the velvetines.
(see my past post here!)
 So after seeing the newest pallet be announced and then see the colours I was rather excited, I awaited the date and time like a hawk for its release. I got mine in the basket right away online as quickly it went up it was out of stock.  I felt very lucky to now mine was shipped and on its way.




So what attracted me to this. well in a word ,shade-  the colours they look like natural shades but with a twist. They look rusty and warm and so pretty. I never used any colours like this before nor do I now how to use them so I was pretty worried looking like some 5 year old kid let loose in a make up department.
As well these were not the sorta shades for my own style - being Kawaii and all these were more for Grunge 90's looks but I liked them so much. I figured who cares!?

So once my order came, it cost me $42 by the way, yup I took a splurge here and it was about $10 for shipping too. I was pretty happy it came in a white box and inside it was all decorative with logos and flowers and my order was neatly wrapped. I have had no issues with shipping or ordering from Limecrime direct. Shipping took a while but it was coming form the USA - am being honest here.





Personally I really do not like the box, Venus on it bugs me-its not my taste and its not very Kawaii but hey we can not win it all now can we?
So with the box design art not winning any points from me you do get a mirror inside which is handy and its is a nice size not to bulky either. Moving on the colours , I LOVE EM, they are so modern and pretty I love them all apart from Muse, Muse and I don't get along to well. Maybe am using it wrong but its rather harsh looking. Every other shade is great and the Venus, Rebirth and Aura are my personal fave's.
 Easy to apply and blend to create the styles and looks you want, you can use em together to made other shades too. I use Icon a lot for my brows too.  They are long lasting and more so with the help of the use of primer any brand I use both Limecrime and urban decay.  Lots of pigment and rather eye catching- I got a lot of comments when wearing these. Don't worry nice ones lol.
I did have a hunt for a dupe pallet for these but nothing turned up but I did find Sauce Box- forbidden fruits is a great pallet to complement Venus in your collection of eye shadows. I found that more and most Pallets of natural shades look very cool and tones are cold which do not go well with my slightly olive complexion. (imo- as i am no make up expert here lol!) Outta ten am giving this a big nine! It looses a point for that art deco thing going on the front of the box but I guess it makes it easy to find in the make up drawer!


Have you used Limecrime Venus yet or is it on your wish list?
Keep it Kawaii!!
Tartan xoxo