Showing posts with label Ebay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ebay. Show all posts

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Kawaii Summer outfit

JULY! SUMMER is HERE...
Well not quite, we had 2 nice weeks in May- June and since then its gone back to rain, showers and sunshine. Boo!! But am not letting that stop me! Today's post is all about my wishlist or summer trends and ideas that I hope to purchase , use , wear and still look Kawaii as the summer - Wishful summer rolls on in. So lets do this!

Monday, 16 November 2015

Kawaii Christmas Sanrio Mascots


 Hello there Kawaii Kittens. I guess its rather fitting to be doing this post as with it slowly turning into the month of all Christmas like stuff and it is spotted everywhere. As you know I often do Christmas Kawaii style , so when this parcel came in the post for me I was over the moon. Mixing Christmas and Kawaii is just the most amazing combo ever! All these items are from Cool_Nippon*. My all time loved and favourite seller on ebay. Get ready to feel all kawaii and Christmas like!



Here we have the well known Hello Kitty - the Kawaii queen herself. Dressed in her elsa snow like cape and instead of wearing a bow, she is wearing a shiny colour changing when the light hits it- snowflake.  She is adorable with her pink body and glittery shiny-ness all over. And she even has a faux fur like trim with her snow cape. 

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


Friday, 7 March 2014

And time for a new wig and bag!

Hey-y every cutie!
Today I wanted to show you my newest wig. Know am a complete wig snob. huhuh. Okay maybe snob is not the word. Am very picky when it comes to wigs. I often buy from the lockshop but due to the lack of shorter styles , I have not bought from them in a while, I like my mid-length and shorter wigs. They are much easier to look after! 

So I happen to be surfing on ebay when I spotted a few wigs, when I looked at the price , I thought well if the wig is so bad at least it only £6.  Right know I cant afford any Brand wigs with my debt of buying my camera and buying the equipment each month. So I thought . I would chance it. I picked this wig here.


I liked its shade and length. I didnt have high hopes as looking at the other items they looked like cheep cosplay items so I wondered it it was going to be a hit or miss.Well lucky for me mine was a hit. The wig is actually not to bad. Its super light and that will be due to the weave's of hair being super spaced apart , Its is adjustable for size. It came with a wig cap which is super handy . The fibers are soft but I have had softer than this. (see so fussy about wigs haha!) It do have the skin top scalp bit at the crown of the wig too.

The bangs/ fringe are long but not overly long that you have to trim it. I swept mine to the side. The colour is very close to the picture and very natural. ( my camera picked up warmer tones ~eeek) So here is a worn picture.

I like this wig for what I paid for its a bargain, I have no idea how long it will last or if its a good wig as I have only worn it for a day and a half. The best thing about this colour is its very close to the shade my daughter is naturally and she loves it when mummy looks like her haha  She can be so cute. The colour of this wig is very natural and works well with my skin tones. I am a natural Jet black and slightly olive in complexion so I can get away with most shades. Am not sure what I will end up doing with this wig if - I might use it for causal wear and days out and about with the little one. I have ordered 2 more wigs from the same seller. So I will be able to see if this is a case of a hit or miss from this place too. heh. I will let you know how they go - one will be an alternative wig to wear when am being a maid at Marshmallow Dream Maids.
So the other thing I wanted to show you today is my cheeky and funky bag its like a 3D effect bag, cartoon style. Its so funky and Kawaii! From the photo it looks so big right? DO NOT BE FOOLED! I was fully aware it was a small and flat bag!  Its got a tiny inside I can only fit in my purse, phone, Keys and Babywipes...yes the wise Kawaii mummy puts baby wipes in every bag! You end up using wipes for everything as a mummy haha!  I might be able to put a spare Pull up nappy in there but I would not be using this bag as I have other ''Kawaii Mummy bags'' to use lol!
The prices of these bags range a bit on ebay and they have a few to pick from. I love the over all quirky-ness of the bag and its something I will use if am nipping into the city or the local shops on my own or such. Plus is just so kawaii! Though Chibi bean has been eyeing it up - its only a matter of time of her claiming it as her own.
Hope you all enjoyed my post today!
Tartan <3



Saturday, 1 March 2014

Kawaii interview time- Gobbolino

Today's Kawaii interview is with a retailer. A ebay seller who sells at a store called Gobboline- who have a vast alternative styles with are cute, quirky and street fashion inspired,so lets get on with the interview and get to know the more about Gobbolino!

Hello Gobbolino, Thank you for taking part in Kawaii interview time!
Can you tell us how Gobbolino came to light and who works behind the scenes? 

We started our market stall in the electric ballroom in Camden town London in around 1998, I started by chance really. With the idea of doing nail art, at that time no one was doing this at all and I was good with a paint brush.
I got quite experimental piecing peoples nails with braddle putting hoops on. I also started to plait bright coloured hair extensions strands into peoples hair,using a glue gun to seal them to peoples hair. I started to sell a few pieces of clothing on the side, With doing nails and hair gluing business. That was when I noticed that,  I could get more money if I ripped it up and pinned it back together.
Before all that I was a shop girl in the wholesale district in Finsbury Park and had access to buying cheep garments in bulk as well as lots of factories that gave me free scraps of fabric. I was a mouthy little teenage and they probably gave me stuff to get rid of me lol 

What inspires you to create/make items for your store?

Ive always had a love of what teenagers are wearing its so fresh new and inspiring. The youth of today is always my inspiration I want to give them what they are looking for. 



What fashions would you say fit this store?

Wow, I think for the main part we are an underground brand so we sell anything the high street wouldn't be brave enough to sell.. Its all a bit quirky crazy sexy cool

What items would you recommend for J-fashion an Kawaii fashion from your store.

Kawaii fashion is so much fun super sickly sweet punk fusion its great. We have decoden phone cases, jewellery boxes, doughnut mirrors, crazy junk jewellery that are made from vintage my little Pony's as well has lace lolita headbands, furry bear hats, big bow hair clips in trillions of colours just to name a few 

What sort of people  would you say would enjoy shopping with you and your store.
I think its mainly alternative young ladies who are into grunge, indie, punk, kawaii, rockabilly, and goth's too.


Do you have a personal interest in harajuku or Japanese fashion?

It does interest me a lot ? Yes!  I can't wait for my copy of kera magazine to arrive from Japan every month  !

What have found to be the most popular items in your store and why do you think they are so popular?

This year, It has been the year of the head scarf. I think because anyone can rock it!



What pieces have you found most challenging thing you have made and what sneaky insights can you give us to up coming products?

Although at first making furry leg warmers was a great idea. But it became a nightmare to breathe in fake fur fluff!
It gets up your nose, mouth ...in fact everywhere, hand cutting gives you blisters and  its painful , its just horrible to work with. Please don't let furry leg warmers come back into fashion !

Oooh, What's coming next ? Well a large collection of tees and jumpers I've been scribbling and illustrating pictures all winter 


What other hopes do you have for Gobbolino for this year?
Its going to be a busy one that's for sure! Lots of meetings of what is coming next - Watch this space!

What do you  like about alternative fashion and aiming your products to that market?

Eccentric mad fashion is so much more fun, I remember at college them suggesting that  I design a collection for wallis . I decided then and there designing for a generic high street store was not for me and I would have to make my own way in this world.

Do you have any idols or inspiration?
I suppose early inspiration was the dark crystal, labyrinth and fantasy films really. Me and my friend would sit around and draw the characters together, its what we did for fun. 




Do you have a favourite Kawaii item of your own?

My personal dress sence isn't really kawaii, it doesn't really suit me.. In the summer and spring Im more of a trainer freak, big gold hoops and wear a lot of vintage clothing. I don't really have a set style but this winter i seem to have had a period of just buying everything in black smart look going on.. I also discovered Clarks shoes are actually the most comfort and style I've ever seen wooohhh!



Would you like to visit Japan and what would you do there?

I haven't been to Japan as yet, but its on my list of places to go although I have been exploring in the far east last year


And where can we buy from you?
You can buy on Ebay, Esty and my website!




And you can find me on Facebook and Instagram too!
http://instagram.com/gobbolino_uk


Thank you so much for taking part and telling us more about you and your store! I hope that some of the Kawaii readers will be heading over to your store and be checking it out! I hope every cutie also enjoyed the interview too!

Tartan <3

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Its all about the wigs!

Hello Kawaii Lovers!
I have not posted much since Doj-con! The shame! Heh, Sorry about that.
(^_^;;) However I have been working on a few videos for you ^_^ cause I wanted to share my passion of my wigs and collection of wigs - I had no idea I had so many hehe.
And how I have 3 videos for you all can be found on my Youtube Channel and my other videos too.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Panda Kawaii Fashion!

Hey every one!
Hope you are all staying warm since it is  getting chilly out there,these days.
Its this time of year where in all the shops its Autumn warmers to get us though the chilly months ahead but what if i should you some of my findings of  Panda fashion for this time of year!
Yes the kawaii panda has popped up everywhere with its abundances of cuteness.


This is one super cute knit wear jumper with a cute panda face on it,Which is available at  Cute japanese fashion.com
Its just so adorable!

The other thing I found is utterly stunning and so so cute!



Yes my kawaii lovers,This is a large custom made handbag with a kawaii panda on it and other cuties in the background.
I love the detail of the bow that jumping out and the pandas face,with her eyes all cute and blushing cheeks!
^__^
WANT!
You can get your own one here or have a look around at the Website of the House of Wonder land with the links here.
They do have other Panda prints too!

Also not a warm looking dress but I fell in love with this 'Killer Panda stuff'A while back but this dress is too cute!

Which you can find all over the net there is a vest style dress too and lots of cute hoodies that would be warm and cute to wear!
I do love this Dress!

Also with it getting colder...HATS!
And there is no shortage of Kawaii hats,From Cosplay hats,Plushie hats and animal hats all super cool cute and cosy!
I found Ebay to have lots of Panda hats,Woolie ones and even soft Fuzzy ones!
I ordered one myself...
Hehe


Here is me with my hat!



Kawaii chu~
Stay super Kawaii
Tartan
x


Thursday, 19 April 2012

My Lolita Outfit

Oh I have been bouncing off the walls even since I got my new skirt in the post the other day and dying to put it on and skip through the fields of flowers and under Cherry Blossom's gently falling around me as I walk beneath them...
Okay maybe not quite as the weather will not make its mind up with these pesky showers and Gloomy black clouds trying to rain on me. *shakes Fist at the weather*

Any how I still wanted to at least try out my new skirt,Which I got off of Ebay for under £20 inc postage I fell in love with it right away.


Here are some close ups of the print which are Poodles I love how its got a French feel to it.


And the Bow


I went more for the Skirt as to a dress as a skirt you can Dress down as I am more of a Weekend Lolita Fan    where I tend to Dress up at the weekend where I get the time to do so as during the week it can be a interesting task with Chibi bean,Chibi bean is at the stage of not wanting to stay still and in to everything and anything.
So while she had her nap I took the chance and created my outfit

Im a bit gutted as it was not till later I saw the blouse is a tad tight looking.
 ; __ ;
I forget that I am a bit more busty these days 
*Blush*


My old bow tied in nice with the outfit I have my jeans on in this one above.


This is with out the Extra Hair.


Stay Kawaii x




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Lolita on a Budget (Part 1)

This whole week has been gloomy and rainy,Im quite gutted about it with the April showers and even Hail!
>w< 
What on earth is that all about?
This Blog entry is about getting this Lolita look but at a lower costing price! 
This Entry was sparked by some one saying how expensive Lolita outfits are and its very true and sad news for us having to ship and order over seas as the postage adds even more to the price! *tear*

So how can we get around this.

One idea is get into the Lolita community its rather hard to with being Scottish but if you look on the web for Lolita groups online and forums its a good start and get talking to them,I found a few on Facebook under the groups in a search.They may have some hints and tips for you and your hunt for Lolita goods at a lower cost.
I had to search myself  and on a budget I came across enchanting online shops that ship from Japan but the price was so high!

So I looked at what I was looking at and thought can I make it /some one else or can it be broken down into something more simple?
Then I headed over to a few Lolita models/Idols and looked at the outfits in a new way,What are they doing to create the looks,I noticed a few would have the same dress on or skirt and would team it up with other tops or wear it in a different way by adding a jacket or change the other items colour theme.Looking at the tops and dresses I then  looked online at your normal high street shops and found a simple version which cost a lot less!

So lets this dress here its black and white and classic looking.
This Dress is from here but I don't want to spend about £40 on it so lets make it our own,
A lot of Lolita actually make a lot of there own stuff on a side note.

So here is how I would do,Look at the shapes and the details and then remove them in your mind or you could use Photoshop here (I use GIMP btw).
The Dress could pass as a Skater Dress which seem to be in at the moment in the shops so you can get one rather easy and cheap.
For Example :New Look



And its only £11.99 see here.


Yes I know its not every Lolita like but take that Brown belt off and purchase a high neck Blouse like the one form Kate's Clothing,with the dress on top you will get the Pinny style dress look of a Lolita.

You could use a White or a Black depending on the style you are after.
You can also get very low priced Blouses more a less anywhere or you could try a Vintage shop,charity shop and Gothic shops for a blouse with more detail.


The Bow Can be very simple to make with Ribbon or again you can find oversize bows made at Esty,Esty has a lot of treasures to find.All You have to do is add the bow to the blouse make sure its nice and big.


Lets take a other look at the Lolita Dress,Which has Lace around the Neckline,Hem and Shoulders,Know if your a dab hand with the sewing machine not a problem or if you are like me and can not use on to save my own life then its best asking some one or going to a tailor shop to help.

All you would need to do is get a Lace material  from a fabric shop or a Craft hobby shop they would have such things and attach it to you skater dress.


Then you can team it all up with Bows,Ribbons,Hair Pieces and Jewellery and really make your new outfit your own and best thing is no one will have the same as you because you made yours your self! Its Kind of Easy once you know how.

Stay Kawaii x