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.



Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Tartan's- Summer Kawaii Ideas


I love wish list's, they are so much fun. I love shopping too. Are you one of those folk who just add everything to the basket you like online , like - I want this, that , oh that too! To then get to the basket that is in the cyber world over spilling of stuff that your bank account would never handle. Yeah..sounds just like me!
Well this year I have taken a few steps to my many wish lists, some are more to do with my self than products and items lol. But one thing for me is being more colourful every day.
I have been looking at cute skirts to take on a more feminine side to myself- am so bad for wearing Tee's and jeans . So I got myself some skirts like the ones form Cutesy Kink!




Am loving these pastel cute shades in these cute skirts with braces, they are light weight and trendy. These will be great pieces to add to your kawaii clothing. I think they come in pink, blue and lavender. They are just so cute and floaty ! I think the best thing with these also is when it comes to summer layering these would look really cute with tights or socks and pretty shoes in the same shades.

Talking about summer , makes me think of flowers and I adore wearing flowers with my fashions and Wigs. They were in fashion last year but this year they have come back bigger and bolder. With so many shades and flowers to pick form it is some thing you can use with ease to make a kawaii outfit super summery and adorable. They remind me of festival boho looks and summer days at the beach with your sweetheart.



Kawaii sunnies! I love shades- My fave kind are the cat eye shape sunglasses and both of mine are pink but they are not as kawaii crazy as these ones! It would be super fun to make your own DIY Kawaii sunglasses like these. There is lots of cute sunglasses on places like Esty and Ebay. It is a matter of hunting and looking for that Kawaii statement piece!
Summer make-up is my other suggested idea, in summer it is far from a good look to have caked up make up and having the heat melt it all off so why not swap your make up to light formulas such as BB creams that often have a sun factor in them to help protect your skin in the sun. I used one from etube house and its so light to wear. As well you might still use more shimmery shades or natural shades but don't forget that bright lippy that you can't forget or leave it in the house! I like to use my bright matte shades to last longer on warmer days with a gloss on top for that summery look!

What would you say are your Kawaii Summer ideas and hints/ tips that you would share? What thing would you like to add to your summer outfits?







Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Glitterati Review from Crown and Glory unboxing


Hey every cutie- so I was going to make this a video but... well I rendered it and then wham my laptop was like . No Space, and it didn't save and I threw it in the waste bin which cleared to make space and then was like why it not loading to you tube. So I royally messed that up big time. Anyway looks like something to post on my blog for a change...*tear* all that hard work for nothing!

So moving on with the post, This is a un-boxing post and you guys get to see what's in the box, this is a monthly subscription box by Crown and Glory, which is a online Hair accessories shop. The send out a box of Monthly goodies that comes to the value of up to/over £50 and its £23.95 a month. When all the boxes are sent out each mouth in the uk it takes 3-5 days to get here.

The box comes as a brown box with a signature glitter like ribbon around it, inside the box your items are wrapped up with gift warp , this one was pink and have little paper confetti inside, am sorry for the lack of photo's I did have all this filmed but yeah just used your creative imagination and see the past images below from the website. 



So I got 5 items- mostly head bands which work fine with both my real and fake hair. One item was a hair slide and I find hair slides so annoying but cause it has cute bubble bee's on it - well we can say I don't hate it , the other items were a 3 rose flower clip which I adore! And the other 2 being hair bands which are all lovely and a garland circlet.
One hair band is a neon bright selection of small flowers which was utterly overkill in the cuteness and the other item I would not of picked myself was a more vintage scarf made into a hair band and used that chiffon material, it was nice to get something I would not normally pick myself- I rather like it ,Which is a bonus.And last but not least the garland was a butterfly and sakura twine with ribbon circlet that I fell in love with.
Keep a eye on my Instagram for photos of items being used!

Overall I like my box and the items in it, I would say its priced well for what you get . It might not be something for every one as its not a tailored box to your hair but it would make a nice gift for some one else. I will give this a 9/10 over all as it was a really neat idea and loved all the items , but the reason for the 9 is that from looking at the past boxes , once you get one box you might find your getting the headbands clips and slides but in a different theme each time. I think it is one of a kind idea and lots of fun accessories for you hair but am guessing am on the fence if I was to keep it as a monthly thing.

The other thing is this website have a crazy cute range of stuff to buy from the online store which is worth checking out . I also purchased a pastel flower hair band which I plan to use for a wedding am off to later in the year, I saw it and was like -THAT IS PERFECT! once I got it I was over the moon when it pulled my outfit together! So please do check out the shop the have too!

Clicky Clicky here for signing up for a box of your own!
Tartan xox