Showing posts with label Being a Kawaii Mummy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Being a Kawaii Mummy. 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

Monday, 19 May 2014

How to be Kawaii- Being a Kawaii Mummy


Hey every cutie. Today am going to open up a bit,to you all about being a mummy.
Not just any mummy but a Kawaii one! Becoming a Mummy was the most exciting thing for me and I was blessed with a little baby girl on Christmas day, 2010. She was not planned for Christmas , it sorta just happened that she was a bit late. Teehee. As most of you know, I refer to her as 'Chibi'.  Meaning-'' little or small person'' in Japanese. This post is a bit of a mix of stuff for you and your little ones.

Being a Mummy has it's challenges.Its tough,its the hardest job in the world. Lots of Hard work, stressful moments of tantrums and there can be a lot of tears, Oh and don't forget the lack of sleep! But its worth every moment. ( Maybe not at the time when your little on is throwing the toys out the cott or wearing his or hers dinner instead of eating it.) huhuh ..



How to be a Kawaii Mummy- its not that hard really! If you are into Kawaii stuff already it makes things a lot easier! The most important thing I think of is - Can I make it Kawaii or do it come in a Kawaii version?



Hints and tips

Think about the stage that your child is at and adapt kawaii that will fit in that stage, I found when they are new born its not the most easiest  time to be a Kawaii mummy! Why? Mainly lack of sleep no one feels cute when they are super tired.I didn't really bother much at this stay but I did add Kawaii in the form of things such as Kawaii looking Change bags or niffy gadgets that were decorated in Kawaii Characters, Decorating baby's room in cute things. The biggest thing I did was having toys in Japanese Kawaii characters for baby to explore.As well as playing Totoro on DVD instead of  normal kids TV for a change. Totoro is Chibi's most loved film - that and Spirited away. 



When Baby gets to toddler and the pre-school age. ( where mummy-hood ease's off and you finally get back a full nights sleep again.)Things get more interesting because you really have lots of fun at this stage! They start to get really interesting and independent. Am loving this stage and since I have brought Chibi bean up around Kawaii items and such she can identify the difference between Kawaii ( Japanese cute) and Cute. She knows most of the Kawaii characters and loves to watch Sailor Moon.



Fashion and accessories



 Being cute is not just for your little ones, check out high street shops for Hello Kitty and other Kawaii characters to dress you and your little chibi's up with. It can be oneies for those lazy days off nursery or matching outfits inspired from J-fashions, Yup you can even get from Bodyline Lolita for little ones too! And its super easy to find even Pastel and Fairy Kei items for them. Nyaa it great to dress up and have fun! Oh and don't forget about your Kawaii matching accessories some times the Children sections are much more fun to pick out items.

Don't give up on your personal fashions when you become a mummy, If you enjoy your fashion then wear it. However when it comes to going to meet other mummies, at places such as Toddler groups, Nursery and Pre- school, You will find as I have, you stand out slightly. I find that I tone down my Kawaii-ness. However my love for Hello Kitty has not gone un-noticed, the other kids know me for being the mummy who loves Hello kitty ,teeheee!!

I dont wear my j-fashion styles for nursery runs or play dates. Instead I will come up with other ideas by wearing bright colours or use a Kawaii Character hand bag. Fun cute shoes (weather permitted.) Wear cute tops , if I am not in the mood for that I wear my bright Cat hats that can fold the ears down so its not so in your face. When out and about shopping I do look for both toned down items and over the top ones for the days. Heehee!  Nail polish and fake deco-den nails are something that you can easily do. Or why not shock on lookers with a new hair do and wear a wig! I also found wearing wigs were great when you had a sleepless night and had no time to even look at a chance of getting a shower. 

Other Mummy Hint and Tips.
  • No matter what keep smiling a smile always makes you super cute.
  • Try and make things Kawaii or cute , if your stuck for ideas hop online and search things like Kawaii food ideas or fun cute ideas for children.
  • Look for Kawaii or similar cute Characters on everything from umbrellas to accessories  for your little ones and  matching ones for you!
  • Do fun and cute things like making cute cupcakes or going out for after-noon tea in your best J-fashion outfits together.
  • Encourage your little ones to be cute and act polite and sweet.
  • Introduce them to the Kawaii things you like, anime, games, characters, J-music ect.The list goes on and on here.
  • Look for things online likes of baby stuff from over seas to get the ultimate Kawaii change/ nappy bag and accessories for baby's. Pick Kawaii items over dull looking ones from Rainbow shaped pillows and colourful bed throws.
  • Always keep in mind and a eye out for pratical cute/ Kawaii  stuff too!

    I hope you enjoyed a bit of a insight of being a Kawaii mummy and the things I have done with my my own little chibi. I hope to be able to expand on these topics as my kawaii journey of being a kawaii mummy continues!


Tartan <3