Showing posts with label Addicted to Kawaii. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Addicted to Kawaii. Show all posts

Sunday, 1 January 2017

It's 2017, Lets make it cute!

It's that time again to reflect on the year and put some new plans for the next year. May they be dreams or plans. Maybe an event here and there.

This year has been pretty crazy for me. I have enjoyed it for the most part. I have had some stress's and bumps along the way like every other cutie out there! But I made it . No. WE MADE it! I did not know what 2016 had in mind nor did I make many plans myself .  However I did reach a few personal goals on my part and I also had a fun year of sponsored reviews and events. I also had a great time this year cosplaying. Meeting new folks and having lots of fun. I also for the 1st time in ages had a wonderful birthday. It was one of my highlights. Yup -billy nea mates here ( cause all my mates are no where near me or online.) Any way it still became an day and I felt so blessed to spend it with my own sister who knows me better than I know myself. 

I did some crazy things this year. I shaved off my hair...( ever wonder why I was wearing more wigs of late haha!) I took part in a inflatable 5K fun obstacle course ! I also had an amazing opportunity with Cutesy Kink where I designed my very own wig line! I would love to expand on that one day but who knows what the next few years will hold!?  I did more modelling and photos shoots this year , I hope that this will continue well into 2017. This year I was fully accepted into the awkward mom crew at school (LMAO!) am classed as the Kawaii awkward one .  I now go out on mom dates! ( whats that all about!?) Maybe I will blog post about those dates some time . Its like so strange to me haha.

Back in April, my busiest month  I was a guest at a Gaming convention, Which was the most amazing thing ever. I keep all my memories from it treasured even though I lost my voice  and I was granted to be press at over conventions. I was at so many conventions this year am not quite sure how I managed them! I was also invited to a few events in London but alas being the Kawaii Mom I have my restrictions!

I have also enjoyed the company of my dear friends who have stuck with me this year and loved meeting brand new ones who I also hope will stick around in 2017!




To round up the near end of the year I put my energy in to helping out a local lot , made up of cosplayers and the most friendly bunch of geeks/ nerds/ costumers/ cosplay folks you could ever meet. This lot with the help of the organisers and team from CHAS do a road show collection to raise money before the event they hold where all profits go to CHAS- a children's charity. The group together get out in the public eye and raise as much money as possible and then at the event - which is a sci fi ( but not limited to sci fi ) Convention. I have had the pleasure to join at many of these collection days and its win - win. You cosplay , you enjoy it , you meet folks and hang out with such a fun team and its all for the children who need our support and help.

Over all I think 2016 has been kind to me. I feel very blessed to have had such a well balanced year. I hope that 2017 will bring more new opportunities , new things such as events and much much more!
I also wish each and every one of you a wonderful kawaii happy new year .

Tartan xox

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Disney Japan Ufufy!

Is this going to be the next big Kawaii disney thing?
After the amazing success from the Japanese Disney Tsum Tsums. Will the new Ufufy's be next to be the next Kawaii trend . Well I for one can only but hope as I have stumbled across these cute egg shaped plushes form Japan's Disney store called Ufufy.
And I want one!

They are the most kawaii things!



 ''With the story of "born from the clouds", "Disney ufufy (Ufufi)" is, like light and fluffy the touch of healing of features stuffed animals, such as the cloud. Sweet with the scent of Flowering Apple in pale pastel color, item can become a somewhat happy just to have.''


These are so cute and soft looking! I adore that pastel colouring and soft looking features they have on them as well. I have pulled some images form the internet to show these kawaii cuties off for you all to check out!




So far there is 16 characters to pick from.( As you can see from the photos!)
They look like they are palm sized but after searching about they are about 12 cm tall and 10 cm wide. So not a bad size. Not as small as your Tiny mini tsums but still small enough to not take up to much space. I also found out that they are all scented too , which is a apply flower and fruity scent. 

They do remind me of the Egg mascots that Sanrio did but they also were much smaller in size. 
I may have to get my hands on some of these!

Keep it cute, Kawaii crew!


Sunday, 24 July 2016

Jewellery Club with House of Wonderland.

Hey every cutie! Hope you are all well. Today am going to be showing you the cute and cool Jewellery Club from House of Wonderland.This is a subscription style club where you sign up . At the start of each month a new new theme is released and by around the 21st of the month the parcels are send out.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Kawaii Give away

Happy Monday every one. How are you all.
Today I am hosting our give away sponsored by 3 wonderful stores, frilly pops who make the most kawaii looking pom poms, Reinbo neko who have a selection of Kawaii accessiores and jewellery pieces and Faith Rose who make the darling little vintage pieces too.




Below you will find how to enter the give away by following this link and completing the task entries!
Have fun and good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Hyper Japan - Part 2


Hello every one and yay, am on part two of my Hyper Japan adventure.
It has been so hard to outline such a huge event and try to put it all into words. Any way this part is all about the music, J- fashion, cosplay and Kawaii things!  Cause you all know, How much I love Kawaii~ Hehe! I might even have a third part to this, I really did take way to many photos~ whoops!
(Image heavy post.)


So the stages were the place to be at Hyper Japan , I really could not say, which was the stage I enjoyed the most cause they were all entertaining in every aspect of Japanese culture. We had Fashion shows, Dances,and lots of super fun.





Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Cherry blossom weekend

Hey every cutie . How are you to day?
 Thought I would share with you what I got up to this weekend.
 I got my self some cute new pieces for my wardrobe and made sure that they can be mixed and matched for the summer months too! I was quite happy these came for this weekend.

Some new lippy stick by BarryM and new mascara which I picked up in blue by mistake! Silly me.But I have been using both the Red lippy and Blue lash statement , I really like having blue eyelashes hehe.



Hopeful for summer. Sunglasses in the shape of Hearts, A tartan dress and new red blazer, I seem to have a thing for red right now.

I seem to have a few more kawaii hauls still in the post so I will post about them when I get them too. But I wore my new Tartan dress at the weekend when I met up with a local lolita friend. We really just spend the day wondering about looking for some Sakura trees and made a stop in at the Cutie shop. A tiny little shop of Kawaii-ness, ( I really need to ask next time, to take photos of inside the tiny shop!).



Yummy treats and some Kawaii goods of Domo and Rilakkuma.






The Meadows were in full bloom and looked stunning . There was a lot of others taking photos and videos of the cherry blossoms. I guess they will not last much longer the wind has blown them about .

Hope you enjoyed the Cherry blossom photos !
Tartan







Friday, 2 May 2014

Photos and Kawaii Cameras

Hey every cutie! I hope you are all well. I been looking at updating my Camera kits, and I happen to stubble across some super cute Cameras, They are so Kawaii! 

Am sure you all know of the cute instant Polaroid cameras that every one seems to have but I came across some other Films to use in them that is super sweet and also a other camera that are really adorable that I had to share them with you!

These films I found can be used for the Fuji Film Instax Polaroid cameras. Are these not just so pretty ! With the choice of shiny stars or candy pop polka dots! However they can be really costly to buy * sheds tears*



You can also get cute accessories to add to your camera to get cute colour effects with your camera such as attachments to change the filter of  the colour and lens that you can add on too.  How cute are these?!

You can also get attachments that look super cute as My melody and Hello Kitty that have a mirror on the lens attachment to match with the themed Fuji Films that you can buy.

The other colourful  item was the Holga Camera that comes in a range of colours and it was the most colourful one that got my attention. I was rather tempted to buy one myself but I think it would just sit on my desk and look pretty.  I just love that is super cheerful and happy looking am sure who ever you were taken a picture of would smile seeing such a cute Camera.


I really like the cuteness of this camera . It looks just like a toy one!
 I have no idea about them apart form they are your films cameras and would have to have to get the film sent away to be developed . I think they could be a lot of fun though. The other thing is they come in a range of colours too. So if you a kawaii lover or a keen photographer I think you would  like a camera like this!

Tartan <3

Friday, 7 February 2014

Kawaii Photography

Hey every cutie, how are you all?
Well ,by know you would have noticed that I've added a new section on my blog of photography. Or if you have not look at the tabs at the top of my blog.
So this year is my year of a new adventure and project, I cant tell you to much about it..well cause I have not really done much with the project so far. Why?
Because I have not been to any conventions yet!  To be fair this years 1st convention will not be till the end of March in which I will be working on my other project too. However it gives me a great opportunity to get a taste on my photography project , which will be taking as many Kawaii photos as possible.
This year I enrolled in a few work shops in my local area and already have one under my belt and even with the basic knowledge applied to my photos of late they have improved vastly.  Am also lucky to have 2 willing models one being my cat and of course Chibi bean. There will be a vast change in my photos for the blog as am using it as practice and am very lucky to live in a area that is some what very pretty and lots of wild birds can be found some which are a bit shy... or you can find some who love to pose .Kawaii!

Last month I got my new Camera , I shall be working with a easy entry level DSLR Nikon 3200. Its a nice camera. I have lots to learn and have lots of time to prepare for conventions and any photo shoots I will be attending. Am super excited  and I can not wait ...Kyaaaah really can not wait for this year to get ready to roll !As well as getting my camera I will be building on my kit am only working with the bog standard lens for now.

So I will be at lots of convention's  mostly in scotland. I will be darting about for snapping away photos, I will be looking for Cosplayer's Fashion lover's and those who just look really Kawaii and cool looking as well as Kawaii products and Cute stalls so if you do recognise me please give me a shout ''Hey Tartan.'' gets my attention.  Also I have started up a Photography page '' Tartan Le Cuirot Photography,''on Facebook to act as a mini portfolio and that way you can all have a look and tag yourself! Yay!

This weekend is my 1st weekend out and about with my Camera in the city, Am hoping to take lots of photos around the city and looking for kawaii things to photograph. Also there is alot of interesting things in the city to look for. I wanted to mix my 2 passions of Kawaii and taking photos together and with my creative flare I hope I will make some great images. So I am going to be really busy!
Until then , here is my all time favourite photo I have taken with my old camera, Of the little blue Totoro gazing out the window for some adventure....

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Kawaii Interview time with Spiffykidd


Hey every cutie!
By know you are will have read a couple of interviews and I hope you are all enjoying them. This time I have the owner from Suger Trampoline. A Kawaii Esty Store found here and here As I said we will be interviewing the owner Spiffykidd today. So lets get to it!

First off, when and how did you get into Kawaii culture?
I first discovered kawaii culture when I was about fourteen or fifteen. I saw pictures of people at Harajuku station on various social networking sites such as Bebo (haha, I know!), and pictures of people trying to emulate the different styles, and I was immediately hooked!
Ahh I see! What did you find that appealed to you in Kawaii Culture?
I loved all the different colours and interesting styles. It was refreshing to me that the idea was to be cute rather than "sexy", as with mainstream fashion, which I never really felt comfortable in. The meetup aspect drew me in, too. I didn't used to have much of a social life, but through the shared interest of kawaii fashion I've managed to meet so many amazing people.

Please tell us ,what does Kawaii mean to you?

For me, kawaii means that you can be cute, edgy, and individual! There are no limitations to what you can do, and you can be as creative as possible.
Do you have a fashion that you would say is Kawaii and can you tell us a bit more about it?
I dress in sweet lolita a lot of the time. It's basically a style where you dress in pretty, fancy dresses, puffed out with petticoats, and finished off with accessories. I love it!

Kawaii!! What styles would you say influence you?

I take inspiration from all the different lolita styles, and I also really love fairy kei/Spank! style, and cult party kei. I try to be open to appreciating as many different styles as possible, as inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places.
How do you feel when wearing your outfits or kawaii things?
I feel really happy and confident. It gives me an immediate boost because I feel it's when I look my best and can truly be myself. The best feeling is when you're all dressed up for, in my case, a lolita meetup, and everyone else is also wearing kawaii things.You feel such a sense of belonging.
That is so nice to hear about being happy and being one's self,
Since being into Kawaii Culture, would you say the way you do some things like  your hair and makeup have changed over time?

Definitely. I never really used to bother much with hair styles or makeup, but I've gradually put more effort into my appearance. I prefer being this way! It's made me more passionate about fashion in general, and helped to unlock the creative side of me I'd forgotten about.
What kind of anime or manga do you like and what would you recommend to someone?
I was never really into manga or anime but I did love the Peach Girl anime! It's incredibly intense and ott to watch, and definitely gets the adrenaline pumping due to the ridiculous situations!
Oh I will check that one out , Do you like any cute Japanese music? What do you listen to?
I absolutely adore Moon Kana! She makes both heavy music, and adorable, sugary tunes that make you feel really good about yourself! She used to model for the Gothic & Lolita Bible, and I loved her quirky twist on lolita fashion, which her music really complements. And of course, I also love Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Her outfits and videos really get the imagination going as they transport you to the ultimate kawaii paradise!

Here's the hard question....Who would you pick-- Sanrio or San X ?

I would definitely pick Sanrio!
And who would you say is your most loved Kawaii Character?
I love Hello Kitty! How can you not? She's so simple but totally adorable.
I agree she is totally adorable!
Have you made or created your own Kawaii inspired stuff? (eg cosplay, outfit, deco-den ect ect .)

Yes. I actually make and sell kawaii accessories such as hair bows, collars, and jewellery! I also try to support other indie brands. I like that anyone can contribute to kawaii fashions, or kawaii-fy their lives as "kawaii" really is accessible to everyone.
Do you have a Kawaii Idol or someone that inspires you?
I am quite inspired by Tavuchi, owner of Spank! I love the aesthetic of her shop, and the idea of reselling vintage pieces which have been customised. I am also inspired by Kumamiki and admire the hard work she has put in to launch her brand, Party Baby.
Okay am a Kawaii magical Fairy  and I shall grant you 3 wishes....What would you wish for?
1. To acquire all of my dream dresses!
2. To visit Japan for some kawaii shopping!
3. Most of all, to have a successful kawaii indie brand!

Thank you so much SpiffyKidd for taking part it was so interesting getting to know you and your store.
I hope you all enjoyed the interview!!! 
Stay tuned for much more coming this month!


Tartan <3 xox

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

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Kawaii sticker Idea's!


Hello Cuties, I hope you are all well.
I've been rather unwell that past few days, but a small smile was brought back to my face when I finally got my order of a Kawaii Haul. It was stuck in customs. Any way my order included a whole bunch of new stickers to add to my obsession of them. I was finding it hard to keep them neat and in some sort of storage. My letter/stationery folder is ready to burst!  I really need to get a much stronger one to use as  really can't help myself buy cute letter sets and stickers hehee! Any one get any ideas for storing Letters and stationary sets that can be neatly organised and Kawaii?!



Can you spot some Kawaii Characters from Japan??
When I was cleaning out a drawer in my room  the other day, I came across a empty photo album. That was when I had the idea. Why not store the stickers in the photo album!




 With the pockets being clear, I would be able to see them. And I would be less likely to have them go missing! Such a simple idea, I just removed the stickers out of the packaging they are in and then they are ready to slip in the pocket . You could also use a ring binder and at a space hole punch the sticker sheet. As an alternative way to store them! 



I also decided this year, to buy some cute Christmas stickers to add to the Christmas cards am sending which make the envelopes that much more festive and cute. I picked little cats in santa outfits and they had other Christmas items too that are utterly adorable.They don't have to be Christmas ones you could pick any, or you could just add them to the envelopes or the parcels anyway! I like to think that ,the postal service also get a smile when they see the stickers on the address labels too. 

Video here of the Kawaii Sticker Album here
http://instagram.com/p/hoPeFILTu5/

Have you done anything cute for Christmas yet? 


I hope when am feeling a bit better to buy lots of cute decorations and set them all up soon!

Till next time ...