Showing posts with label Japanese Inspired. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Japanese Inspired. Show all posts

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

What's in your Kawaii Make up bag? - Make up revolution


Hey every one today's post is about new items I have added to my Kawaii make up bag drawer. I wanted to invest in some nice natural shades, and face make up products that would be used for my new project with the Candy Kei wigs from Cutesy Kink. So I want to find and use some products that were high street accessible and at on a low budget, As it not my every day sorta make up . But some thing that is good enough to achieve a Japanese style make up look.  Yup I will have to get used to wearing different styles of make up. So I been hearing a lot about Make up Revolution and decide after hearing and reading reviews to give it a shot.



 I picked up a few items. 2 items I picked were the Focus and Fix liquid concealer, what?! Every girl needs these just in the case of emergences, I also ran out of my old ones and had to replace them any ways, Nothing really much to say about these, they just do the job they need to do and can be purchased in 6 shades at the nice little price of £2 each. Not to shabby.

The other item was a palette called cover and conceal I got this by mistake *GASP!* I picked up the wrong damm shade in the shop I got the light palette when I should of got Medium for my complexion! However am super lucky my sister has very pale skin so I will be letting her have my light palette ,as it will be no used to me. Funny, she is very pale yet am very olive in skin tones. So I can not pass on my Kawaii wisdom on that product but I have ordered the correct shades  at £6 each and 2 little extra items as well. -Whoops- But I did take picturesof the light shade to share with you all!




So yeah haha my bad about getting the wrong shade huh?! Anyway moving on the other items I got were a also face products,One was a blusher and the other a contour kit, the contour kit is called I (heart) Make up,Definition  I picked is in the medium shades again, its powder of 3 colours to create that contour effect on the face with the use of highlighting /definition  or Highlight Bronzer and Blusher all in one palette. I have used a Sleek one in the past but found the highlighter to be WAY TOO shimmery, but looking at this one its not as shimmer I much as I feared it would be.Am all for glitter and shimmer but it looks odd when its OTT! 




I look forward to using this item the other item I already said is a Blusher- I had my eyes on this item when I saw them on the facebook page and wanted to get my hands on one. I (Heart) Make up- Blushing Heart in Peachy. I of late have been playing about with more peach tones on my cheeks, This item has 3 shades in one that blend well. I liked the texture and colour this gave to my checks when I tested it this morning its very soft powder to the touch and silky like. I am so glad to have this cause its huge and its super kawaii in its heart shape and packaging. Extra points there! So I can see this becoming a fave of mine. And you get tons for your money at only £4.99!



Moving on to the final item, I picked a eye shadow palette, that has 18 shades to pack from - 6 are matt shades. I really liked the rusty looking shades on this . Its called 'Run Boy Run.'
I think there is a nice mix and range to pick from. They all seem well coloured shades when I did some swatches them without a primer and they are silky smooth to the touch and very pretty and seem pretty full of colour. I will try these out with some eye make up later this week and see how long staying the power is on these. But for only £6 you cant not really go wrong , for 18 shades.




The only thing I don't like, is those damm sponge appliers! I personally favour the brush tool any day! I think I can have some fun with these the only shades I really dislike is the purple-ish shade that looks more of black with bits of purple glitter. It be nice to have a rusty purple shade by hey ho to only dislike one shade, is not bad (imo.) The over sized mirror it pretty handy and when you pack this away its slim enough to say take away on a weekend trip or holiday.

Any way I hope this gave you a insight to the products and  a glimpse to the products I will be useing in my up coming products.
Till later
Tartan
xox



Friday, 23 May 2014

A Yume Kanzanshi review.- Hair accessiores


Hello every cutie! I hope you are all well and happy- happy Kawaii! 
 Today I have a sponsored review from a very elegant company called Yume Kanzanshi. But I think I shall explain a little more on what a Kanzashi is. A Kanzashi is a traditional hair ornament or to me and you a hair accessory used in traditional Japanese hairstyles and was once thought to ward off evil spirits ~eek! .  These hair accessories are worn by (not limited to) geisha and maiko in Japan.They are very pretty and beautiful pieces and  if like me you are enchanted by the traditional side of Japan and the beautiful charming geisha.
Am sure you will very much like my review with a hint of Kawaii! Important links you will need are these Facebooktumblr and the link to the Yume Kanzashi Shop.


I got a lovely parcel in the post from Yume Kanzanshi whom is a friend of mine. She has a deep passion for all things from Japan and puts it all into her work of her items she sells.
You can find the most elegant looking pieces fit for a bride to be to a princess and each item is handmade. Or  why not take a look at the colourful Kawaii range of hair accessories.


Here is the item, oh my gosh is soo pretty! This photo makes it look small but its a fair size when you see it in your hair. It is made of a Sky Blue fabric and has coloured sports all over it on the print as well as my most favourite things to eat Macarons!
In the centre of the main flower, at the top is a cute pearl with a elegant attachment  to the fabric with give it a lovely touch. The Back of this Kanzanshi is 2 fittings, One being a alligator grip and the other like a pin , seen in the photo.


This piece at the back is firmly secured on to the accessory . The great thing about having two attachments to the accessory is how versatile it can become.  Below are my photos of it on a medium length wig  and the other on one of my blazer style jacket. You really could use this in many different ways .



I already have plans with outfits to wear this with so if you are interested in seeing my outfit ideas and my other photos you can find me on instagram! Instagram link
I hope you like my review, I suggest you check out Yuma Kanzashi and her up coming designs that she is working on and has planned, one other item in the shop are these pretty necklaces all handmade.




Till next time!
Tartan <3

Friday, 28 February 2014

Enji Review!

Hey every cutie! I hope every one has enjoyed my my past blog posts of interviews. Today  I have a review to share with you . Last week I got my 1st ordered from Enji an online store who sell some Japanese inspired Jewellery, who also collaborate in the past with (my idol) Rainbowholic! I  have admired this stuftf for long and finally the pieces are back in stock that I wanted. So I wanted to share this review with you all.



To Order from Enji you will find her online store here
Enji on storenvy. Some retailers also stock her stuff such as Kawaii NOLA *waves* It was actually Kawaii Nola's instagram who were showing off the products from Enji that pulled me into making my own order!
Am so happy to be a proud owner of these pieces and I may have ordered a (Rainbowholic x Enji ) more for this month. huhuh!



As you can see, I order 2 pieces that came to $27 dollers which is about  £16 something. I got the '' KyAAA'' long chain necklace and the 'Suki' (Love) in Japanese earring. (Note the earrings come as a single item NOT a pair.) I picked the one with the black and red , it was a hard choice as I wanted the more colourful one but I wanted one that I could wear with any outfit and I find black is the best option.
My order was placed on the 9th of the month and it came about 2weeks or so after . I can not mind the exact date but it was rought 2-3weeks which I expected and was happy for the wait. Well they are coming all the way from Indonesia! 


When I got my order it came in a box shaped parcel unforntailly - this had been battered about in the post . *tear* I was a bit worried about the products because acrylic can snap . However all the products were wrapped inside and nothing was damaged. no wonder because it took me like 20mins to get into the securely wrapped items! haha! After 20mins of tackling the bubble wrap I got to my items.
 The items are lovely very bold looking and in a way very simple colour are in black in text ''KyAA'' Which is a word often anime characters often say when in shock - its quite cute! I guess its like the word for '?!?!'  it is placed one a  big white speech bubble and on a very long black chain. I have only tried it on to see how long it is- hehe.I'ts so cool!

The earring is made up of 3 pieces of acrylic the Japnese is Suki which means love the top and bottom pieces are the Kanji and the middle piece is a cute pair of red hot lips! I love the red lips heehee, it is also a dangle style of earing and its adorable . With the fact is acrylic its light weight so, no pulling on my ears! yay!



I have worn it many times already it looks so cool on and many folks have commented on how cool it is and wanted to know what it means - its a pleasure to tell others it means love- my love for Japan. My order also came with a cute business card from the store. The best thing and maybe why I love this shop a lot is the fact the owner has a keen love for Japan, I have spoken to her in the past and she is very polite and very lovely. Also when my items where posted she found out the items shipping was less and even refunded me the difference- which I thought was extremely thoughtful and honest, as some folks or companies would not bother and say nothing! That really tugged a string on my heart and made me a retuning and supporting customer more so thanks to the great customer care, great products and service.

Am really looking forward to what is in store for Enji and its Products so please do give them some support by checking em out and show them some love!

Enji Facebook
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Keep Cute!
<3 Tartan