Tuesday, 30 June 2015

CutesyKink Wigs Review

Hey all you cuties!

I hope you are all well!  Today's post is all about CutesyKink Wigs! As most of you know I do model these wigs now and I have had so much fun doing so. Am very happy to promote such affordable and wearable wigs! I thought I would go through all the wigs I so far have modelled and share my personal thoughts on them with you. 

So lets get on with it!


The very 1st wig I got was this wig here the Pink Lustre wig. I was over the moon modelling this wig. I adore the shade and the softness in pastel colours of dusty pinks and purples. I styled and tend ot style the wigs with a side fringe its a habit as I do this with my real hair. But I found this a great every day wig and it gets so many nice comments when it is worn. Its a great length not to long to worry about and it also barely tangles.It has large like loose curls that sit well when worn. This wig can be just like hair and be put up down or styled. I have washed this wig and it has not faded or lost any colour, shade or its quality .I have worn this wig so many times and it quickly became one of my favoured wigs! 




The next wig is this big one! Bubble Gum Kiss Pink, a Curly like ringlets, dusty pastel pink wig. This wig has 2 clip in extras that give it more volume and bounce! The clip ins can be used in any way or just one can be used. It had a pre cut fringe which you can see in the photos or you could trim it and or style it to the way your wish to wear it, I adore the curls in this wig. It is a very fun wig and great for a crazy day of dressing up and having fun. You could really fluff up this wig to add even more if you wanted and like I said wear the clips to the way you want.


The other wig I modeled is the Pastel Wings Crimp Wig. I fell in love with this beauty, I loved the idea of crimped hair, this is a super long wig but like the rest of the wigs its light weight and you can wear all the wigs pretty much all day with ease. What I love also is the honey blonde shade and then the pastel colours after as it looks very harajuku and pastel . Something you can really play about with when dressing up and something that gives off that , I just dyed my hair look. You could use this with a range of fashions.

The Ash blonde Flame is a other curly long wig, I love the blonde on this not quite bleach blonde but a nice natural blonde shade! It is quite a girly wig to wear, The other wig Forest wind blonde and green, the one with the teal and green shades. To be honest I was not so sure about this wig and the colours as I never have liked the shade green much and never really worn a straight wig. After a few times wearing this one , I found that I really loved this style and the green really grew on me. I have worn it many times and it can be used widely in styles and such. This is something I am noticing that these wigs can be used for more than one style - if you think outside the box.


The next 2 wigs are really cute.  Lolita sugar brown ,the short one is made up of a base bob wig mixed with browns and has 2 twin tails, clip ins which look like cute pony tails! They are easy to use and are easy to fluff up for extra poof too. The other wig is Choco- Orange which reminds me of a beachy wave mermaid style that looks so casual and pretty with the mix of shades from blonde to a blend of orange. Again easy to look after and each one is easy to restyle to a way you like to wear your wig.


The last 2 wigs I have modeled of late are the Strawberry swirl blonde curls which keeps its curls in so well and you can wear with or with out a fringe and the shade again its a warm blonde so it will suit many skin tones. The last wig is the red bob called Rose Maiden is one which I adore. I really love its curled under style and the way it fades into the other red shade at the ends.

Every wig I have restyled to the way I wear them, I dont really do fringes and bands. Though the side swept fringe is a personal thing , and as the fringes and bangs are pretty long you can  pick and choose how you wear it.
I find these wigs can be worn all day and not have any issues with it being annoying or itchy. These are light weight wigs. These wigs can be restyled, washed and have heat on them. But I favour to let mine dry naturally after a wash and none have lost any shape. Over all these wigs are value for money and you can track your orders with Cutesy Kink so you know its on the way. No need to wait months on end for oversea orders when you have this UK company selling these wigs on your door step. Find the full range here!

Later's Tartan
xox

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

What is your Kawaii fashion identity .

Fashion. Its a vast world out there full of fashion, main stream to sub fashion. To High street trends to the trends in High-school and Collage. Finding your own fashion and style is very interesting path. Over the years I have tried many styles , some suited me and many didn't. Eventually we find our place in fashion and learn what we like and dislike. I have not done a personal post in ages so I finally got round to my thoughts on my fashion Identity and how is changed over the past 4 years.

A few years back I ventured into Lolita it didn't last very long for me, I understood the guidelines and the rules of dressing in such a fashion but I found it didn't fit my personality or my lifestyle. To this day I still love it ,I admire it on others and adore it, But not on me. I love those who wear it and when I see groups of those pretty frilly enchanting creatures, when they are on a meet up. My heart fills up just admiring them all.


However when I looked to other fashions. I found them not quite to fit me being  a bit dull and not so kawaii from the UK high street trends. I turned to J-Fashion and the sub styles even then, I knew what I liked but never quite found what style I fitted into so I guess I just call it Harajuku inspired and Kawaii fashion.  I found Decora and fairy kei to young for me , I found Gal styles a bit over the top - I really could not place the name for the style, I wanted to embrace with myself with .



It was about 3-4  years ago I started to find more quirky looking clothing online and mixed it with my own tastes to slowly build up a collection of my style, it is still being worked on as I write this, as am far from finished.  I call it Kawaii Fashion ...well its under that umbrella. 
What I can say is I have really moved away from wearing greys and blacks , now am 90% colour- yay! I used to be into Scene and Goth in the past - I do also like those styles but favour more Japanese street style to those,mind you I think every one dips a toe in those styles down the fashion discovery path. However the inner rock chic in me sometimes surfaces every now and again with a hint of gothic.Old habits I guess.


 I am on the forever hunt for a style that screams Kawaii that can be both toned down and up! I look for happy colours and lots of pink. I am in love with pastels ,something I would never wear in the past. I also have learnt to tone down my looks and outfits when I need to and when I need to let a kawaii explosion happen on a simple outfit. I much favour comfort and causal when it comes to items I pick and choose from. I even love to play about with makeup and go a bit crazy with it.
Sometimes and lets be real about this , here in the UK you don't always get to wear what you want ,all the time. So many pass judgement or it just not seen as appropriate.  I tone down to fit in with situation and tone up when it comes to meet ups, seeing friends and events or if its on Tartan Kawaii business. Its a useful skill to have. 
I count myself lucky cause,I am comfortable in whatever I wear and if I get looks form others - well, I get looks am happy being in the styles I like toned up or down. So I do not worry about what others think. Yup I will find a way to sneak in some Kawaii or style if needed I will bend rules if the situation comes about mind you I do have become known now , at the school run for bright high top trainers to  those rock chic leather jackets.


Accessories ,I love the use of accessories and think those can be your best friend if you are wearing something simple . I firmly believe they have the power to complement and bring Kawaii to an outfit. Mind you I do struggle to find more mature looking Kawaii items and ranges. This goes to outfits and fashions as well. It's like once you hit your early 20's to mid 20's your not seen as Kawaii anymore or its not a market for companies to take an interest in. Just a head up- we all get old! And I, for one am staying Kawaii even when am a old wife, btw with my leathers and blue rise hair its a style I will rock well! So even though I have had to hunt high and low to find the right sorta style and accessories its not stopped me being Kawaii no matter what my age. I also stopped trying to look baby looking or aiming to look younger than what I really am. Hey, I thought at the time it was a good idea of eternal youth but since then I got back on my own game and stopped looking as young as possible and embraced my new mature Kawaii self. The answers to the game guess Tartan's age are all off and no one can guess my real age , such a mystery lol! I have fallen in love with some cool kawaii accessories over the years and like your indie style brands I have a big love for Tarina Tarantino, Loungefly x Hello Kitty, Japan. L.A and  The Rougue+The Wolf. 


It is funny with all this hunting you come across many companies and retailers on those paths and then with outfits . You find out how to change your style of make up to match in with it. For a long time I was natural shades and a ton of eye liner and a full face of make up every day. Now every day its a BB cream, brows done and blusher and my fave lippy in a shade of pink. ( I am loving JSC and Splash LA pinks.) This is for the every day casual look I aim for when am in the Kawaii Mumma mode. But I will put on a full face when it comes to events, and such. I want it to last all day, yuno.
I am enjoying so many make up brands just know, such as Lunastick Comestics Labs, Jeffree Star Cosmetics. Make up Monsters , Sugar pill and Concrete Minerals. Mainly animal testing free products and some are vegan too. I also adore my Korean and Japanese Products too but then I maybe a bit of a sucker for Kawaii packaging - lol.

So this is my Kawaii Fashion Identity. I like to dress up Kawaii and am happy. And to me that is all that matters. If you like to dress up in a style and fashion and it makes you happy. Then be yourself and do it. I see my kawaii fashion like my armour. It helps me take on the day. Even if its a lazy day with bed head hair and I throw on my Hello Kitty oneise and a full face of make up answering the door to the postman who has brought me something new and cute in the post. No cares there lol. 

Tartan xox

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Hello Kitty Sanrio Egg mascots!

Hey every one I wanted to share my new video of my new collection of Sanrio Hello Kitty and her friends Egg- Mascots. They are the most adorable tiny things ever! Mine came all the way from Japan and yes thats the full set I have. Ah I really can not get over how cute these babies are!
You can get your very full set here on this link!

You can also find here my video on youtube of me showing you my kawaii haul of the full collection in much more detail !




My collection came in a huge box even though these are very small there is a fair few of these adorable bundles. I also ordered something rather big for myself which I will need to take a photo of, I have been cuddling it so much and using it as a pillow I forgot lol!

But yes! I love these little eggs of my fave Characters from Sanrio!
I do favour Kitty but the others are so sweet , each on is so soft with each of them having tiny detail on them . They are small enough to sit in your palm and large enough not to be lost in a collection.If you are like me I collect so much Kawaii stuff. I like how these are a good size for displaying on a shelf.

I always get 1st class service from the ebay seller I use and get tracking on my items so I can keep a eye on them and be ready for them to appear on my door step. I love it when I get a box full of kawaii in the post . I also really like the fact the seller has the items in the box wrapped well and even in a Sanrio bag, this makes it feel like a personal and professional touch being added to the order as if you had ordered right from the company itself. I am itching to order something for next month and for my birthday coming up! I just adore such cute items!

Tartan
xox




Thursday, 18 June 2015

Kawaii Box Review & Giveaway!

Hey cute things, here is a new subscription box review from Kawaii box!
This is a monthly subscription sent to your door full of kawaii goodies for you to check out , try and enjoy. I got my own box* in the post today and did a un-boxing video for you all to see the items in side, here is my blog post showing you some of the goodies that I got.

Over all the box is pretty good, I like the amount of items you get in the box for roughly £12ish  ( $18.90 per month.) Which includes your free shipping world wide!
The box is a white box that had the company logo on it, and seems to hold up rough handling, my box came a bit damaged but this did not effect the items inside. Inside the box was a few flyers and promo flyers. My items were wrapped in tissue paper that also came with the logo on it. There was 12 items inside my box this month.




The items were the following Gum Candy, Note pad which you could hang around your neck with the string with a pen , A bear themed pen with blue ink. A chocolate bar style comb with mirror that would be handy for your hand bag or for travel, A few item's themed on alpacas, such as an eraser , A set of cute stickers and card holder with key chains A plush banana cute charm , One large Hello Kitty style Doughnut Charm and a third charm of a Crepe which are popular in Japan. Also there was a colourful hair tie ribbon and a mini letter set with Rilakkuma on it.





Over all the items are nice, it was a mix of things. I favoured the stationary items more as I have a few pen pals and like to use cute stuff to write with . The other stuff ,I would not really picked myself .I felt that there was an aplaca theme going on-which could of be a cool idea if the whole box was themed on it - rather than a range of random items would of maybe made the box more interesting and fun.  However the stuff is likely to be used any way so am going to give a 4 outta 5 stars as I think if the boxes were more themed on one thing , it would make a interesting box. As there is many boxes that will do random surprise items - but that really my only pick and personal thoughts. I still think you are getting quite a bit for your money and the box was made and presented very well and professional.


Find them on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter also keep an eye on my facebook for your chance to win your very own Kawaii box!

Monday, 15 June 2015

Taste Japan

Hey every one , How are you all today . Are you enjoying the wonderful summer like weather well today I am happy to share  my newest review* of a subscription box from Japan. There is so many of these but this one here is direct from Japan, By Taste Japan.
The box only costs you £15 and that includes your shipping and is a monthly sign up subscription which takes 1-3 weeks to get you your door. This box with a name being Taste Japan is a food box full of Japanese sweets candy's and other yummy items.

I got my box and did a video of me well tasting the products and showing you the unboxing but this is my blog write up with all the links and such to find to get your very own box each month.

The Taste Japan box came in a standard brown box wrapped up and full of goodies , which I might add were full to the top of the box you get a fair amount of items in the box and many kinds from biscuits , gum and candy/sweets. With your items you get a information sheet telling you all about your items and even some interesting facts about Japan - like a News letter.


Here is a image of the box it came in.And these are the items that I got in my box! It was full to the top of goodies and lots of snacks! It was a range of items , some chocolate, candy, gum and biccy's . Items with interesting flavours and quirks.




I liked all most all of the items apart from the coffee flavoured chocolate- ew!
Which you can see my reaction of on my video of my unboxing below also. I was not very keen on the gum or the spicy rings but I could eat them if that makes sense?
I liked having such a opportunity to try many new items from Japan!



What I like about this box, is it is what is it a box of items from Japan for you to try , those who run the box try to get some unique items and such for the box as every one can get hold of the normal candy and sweets from Japan . So I quite like that quirk.

Get yours on the following links!
http://tastejapan.net/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Taste-Japan
https://twitter.com/tasteofjapan

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Product Review form Wishtrend*


Hey there my Kawaii beauty's! I know how much you love Beauty items and looking after your selves so today I have a product review from Wish trend you can find the link here. This company sells many beauty products from Asia. The item I will be reviewing today is Skinmiso.
Skinmiso is a night cream. I don't think , I have ever used night cream before! So this was a 1st for me. 
As the products are Asian its best to go to the website to check it out and find out how to use it!
But Skinmiso is a 7 in 1 night cream for tighten the pores made from all natural ingredients. This product is recommended for those of us who have dull/ weak/ dry/ tired skin. 


''Designed only with natural ingredients to replenish the skin with pure
antioxidants and hydration from nature, the Pore Zero Night Cream 
is made to hydrate, calm, whiten, control, prevent, tighten, and 
restore—all in one product. With effective anti-aging and wrinkle care 
ingredients for the optimal control and balance your skin needs, the 
Pore Zero Night Cream is a must-have for everyone !''

The easy way to use this product is to apply a even layer to the face before bed and then get some shut eye to wake up to a wonderful fresh face of beauty. 

I gave mine a shot the other night, I really wanted to try this out, when I opened this product up it comes in a good size tub full of cream to the top,It has a minty / lavender smell .I think more minty. It is thick and applys well its soft and it absorbs slowly into the skin, I liked the feeling on my skin . Not sticky either ,come the time of morning all the product is absorbed into the skin and it tighten up some pores I had . I did also do a scrub before applying this with my normal face scrub as it really needed to remove some dead skin- Eww!- So I am no sure if this helped or made it work better or worse with doing so. But I over all impressions is I like this product.

My rating for this product outta 5 stars is 5. I like the feel of the product, the smell and how it preforms but being Tartan Kawaii its not the most cutest looking product but its classic and simple looking.

Wish Trend also offer free shipping and have a range of interesting products. A place to check out for sure!
You can become a Wish Tend Affiliate too here!

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Skin Care Masks.

Hey every one. How are you all doing? I've been pretty much under the weather so much so I had to visit my GP. ( Doctor.) Yeah  not much fun but hey am on the mend! Thank goodness. So here we are in JUNE! I felt like May was such a long month and it dragged!
Any way to start of the month of June and with keeping in the healthy and TLC of ones self I found something really cool online. I was wanting to cheer myself up and came across a website that sell masks- face masks. Now I LOVE those paper masks that are dripped in magical lotions and when I found this I had to treat myself to them.
This is by a company on Facebook called MaskGenie who do a parcel of masks each week like a bundle of mixed kinds and send it out to you.

So it came at the total of around £11 with shipping and took about 2 weeks to get to the UK from China,ame by China post and I was delighted to get my parcel the other day. I got a mix of skin treatments to try and even the Snail mask! (eww.)
I got 10 masks in total and was very happy with my purchase and it is more of your Asian brands of Face / Skin care. Inside my parcel my masks were all tied up in a red net like bag. The other thing is I have never tried any of these masks which is nice cause I love trying new beauty items.  Most of them are the paper sheet style and the others are a wash off mask and a few are the jelly like collagen styles. 

The website was simple to use and easy to work. I really am looking forward to using my new masks - just what the beauty doctor ordered. I have already tried two since getting my order which were amazing. Mind you its not the most attractive thing to have on your face but after my skin felt so much better!

Even though May dragged out a fair bit for me I was showered with a couple of gifts for my anniversary by Mr and to my delight I got a very cute looking Hello Kitty bead style watch and a pink heart dress ring  which matches it well and is utterly adorable. I felt like a princess wearing my ring and watch haha.





Am looking forward to what June brings me and with any luck the UK shall get some summer like weather (Please!) If you want to keep up regularly with me don't forget to check out my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Tartanxox