Showing posts with label Feelings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Feelings. Show all posts

Sunday, 5 October 2014

How to stay Kawaii , Positive and Optimistic

Hey every one, am sorry I have not been about on my blog much . It's been a month or something like that.
I wanted to do this post though cause I have not really been feeling, well myself. Both from being un well and emotionally all over the place. It can be super hard being so optimistic all the time and all so positive. I do my very best to encourage others to also keep their chin up and always there if any one needs me. But looks like I burnt the candle at both end of the stick!  My bad.
I guess when you have dreams and goals to reach you get dis-hearted when you see others surpassing you, even though I am a firm believer in ''things happen for a reason.'' Anyway leaving all that gloomy-ness aside I thought I would share the things I do when I get a bit low in my moods and need to pick myself up. Maybe some of these can help you too?! It's worth a shot anyway, Right?

How to stay Kawaii, positive and optimistic.

Some times life can take its ups and downs and can leave you feeling down, it can effect you in so many ways some get depressed others feel down right awful. It's okay it is human nature for that to happen , we all go through it at some point in our life.When I find myself feeling down,I take myself out of the situations and find a quite place - often my bedroom- and remind myself how damm lucky I am and that somewhere there is others who are not as blessed as me. And I count my blessings from my health , having a roof over my head and a wonderful cute little family.

Then I firmly tell myself its time to'' Man up Princess!!'' I then will go and do something as if I was to take on the world one step at the time from taking a bath or go and give myself a face mask, cause you gotta look good taking on the the world right. This will include using am beauty products and skin care mixed with my Kawaii pampering products, but of course!

Those 2 steps alone can snap right out of it but if that don't work . I move on to the next step...this is a great one, turning on your most up beat CD, in my case its my Kyary Pon Pon albums. Turn up the sound and dance and sing along like no one can hear or see me. ( may be a good thing I would hate to embarrassed any poor soul to be subject to that!) Might sound crazy but it and shift a mood pretty quickly.


The other things that I find help is picking a bright colour to wear may it be in my outfit or layering on a accessories and not giving a damm about what any one things, as in one of those days you put on those crazy like earring on that do not match and damm thing in your wardrobe but your wearing it anyway and it makes you happy- It makes you feel like its your armour. Or picking that lippy that clearly you know damm well fine that it is not matching your skin tone-lol- but gurl your wearing it regardless cause you need that pick me up, so just go for it!
Taking a walk has a great uplifting effect but when its pretty wet outside I retreat to my Kawaii room where I throw myself on top of my 4ft Doughnut (rubber ring pool toy- random I know lol) and surround myself with my cute and Kawaii stuff and have a huff or a sulk because we are only human and every one needs a good huff every so often, Chibi bean is the queen of huffs and then I change my thoughts on being thankful for all the wonderful things I have. Some times you have to put things back into perspective


Lastly the other thing I do it smile, keep on smiling and then get back up dust off the dirt . Grab some glitter and throw it around and get back to your working on those dreams and goals, Some times set backs and obstacles get in the way to test how strong we are. But even though it hurts, upsets or annoys us at the time if it didn't test us then it we would not appreciate  the dreams and goals when we get finally do get them.

Doing these things* , even repeating them over and over and snapping out of feeling down helps me... Maybe some of these things might help you. Or even just knowing that even myself can not be ultra - super - kawaii every day of the year might help you. Every one has ups and downs but you can do it!

 I believe in you!

*if any of you think you suffer from low moods or depression in any way or form please seek out your local doctor . Or find some one you trust to talk to about your feelings *

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Kawaii is not just one type of Fashion or Colour Pallet

Hey every cutie, am sure that all of you know that ,Kawaii is used in many kinds of fashions.

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But have you noticed it gets more of an association on more fashions than others, Lets focus on J-Fashions, There is so many kinds and many sub fashions.But have you noticed once  these reach out of Japan and slowly make their way to the UK there is  are only a few main ones that stand out and some even stay in the UK. Some times Trends come this way but they don't last as long as they do every where else.

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Am gonna pick a few like of Sweet Lolita, Fairy Kei and say Hime Gyaru. Okay so I may or may not have picked  some fashions there because they are all often have the use of Pastel shades.
It did not take long for then Pastel shades to also become kawaii, I have no issue with that at all. These colours and styles seem to be a bit more accepted in the alternative fashions and in the UK, But what about all the other  brighter

Fashions. I wonder if  and why they are being left out?
With so many styles getting more attention that other ones ,you often find these  Lighter colours will come up on a Google search more often and tagged a lot more on tumblr, than the other colours, I guess I wanted to share that Kawaii is not just one Colour Pallet or shades, its every shade and Pallet. Its also can be in every fashion and style.

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 I wanted to do a post on more colourful , brighter and more Creative styles of Kawaii. Personally I wonder why many do not wear these sort of fashions -


Is it because the UK in fashion and in the public eye, is not very brave to stand out and be Brighter. Is it because we are to wear dull colours to work/school and get so comfortable that we forget about a splash of colour? Or are we scared to stand out from the crowd and be different?Are we scared to look like we are clown's escaped from a circus? Can we wear Kawaii and Bright Colours together? Maybe we are to mature to wear something that might look childish to on lookers which is why Pastels are easier to wear and not stand out as much.

 I know am very lucky to be able to wear what I want  more a less every day but even I find I end up wearing darker colours at times.
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But because I have made a promise to be more colourful in outfits and more kawaii maybe my post here might inspire you. Its also very easy to do is well ! But let's get some inspiration form the streets of Japan where I think we can at least pick a few ideas and adapt them to our own styles.

I guess most inspiration comes from Harajuku Fashion trends, then adapts its way into other fashions. I can imagen that there is new and wonderful ideas coming from there all the time. I love seeing the styles that are colourful in primary shades of colour (Red Blue and Yellow btw.)

There is lots of over the top and layering in some Kawaii fashions but you don't have to do this you can make your outfits kawaii in a simple way and can you can bring in brighter colours with this too.


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Mixing styles together is so much fun too. What about Pastel shades with Street styles or Adding brighter tones to your normal Lolita wardrobe? Do you have any crazy accessories or items that you could easily use or even re-vamp to use. DIY Kawaii and hand made are a huge thing over in Japan fashions too.

What do you think? Do you think Bold colours will make a come back. Do you think Bright colours are Kawaii or not? What are your thoughts is Kawaii limited to only girly pastel shades or your imagination is the limit .

But remember , Wear what you enjoy wearing.
Find more inspiring (photo spam) Photos and Looks of all colours of the rainbow below. You can also find lots more at Tokyo Fashion street snaps.
Tartan <3