Showing posts with label Jewellery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jewellery. Show all posts

Monday, 9 November 2015

The Rouge + The Wolf - Review

Ah it is about time that I got round to telling you all about one of my go to and loved alternative brands. If you are on instagram and follow me , you will see how obsessed I am with this company in the UK ,The Rouge + The Wolf. This brand is just amazing, not just the products but the fact the company are keen to make a effort with their customers.  So these guys sell alternative unique jewellery and have designs based on occult , witch craft , runes and many other symbolic inspired pieces.  They make the items in old steel, slate steel, matt gold  and my personal fave the black matt, polyamide.Which is 3D printed here in the UK!With a range of rings and midi ring  to chokers and necklaces in all styles there is something for every one. 

Monday, 16 March 2015

ReinboNeko Review

Hey every one - Todays post is a review* that I shall be sharing with you all. The item I am reviewing today is from Reinbo Neko. A UK online retailer who has the most colourful designer in jewellery. It is always a treat to see my news feed with products from Reinbo Neko. They are bright fun and all the shades of a pastel rainbow! Any way I have been late in putting this review up, I have fallen ill and no energy about me at all! Also thanks to being unwell its taken a awfull troll on my skin - meh! So no photos of my face but you really dont wana look at my face anyway, cause you all wana see my item to review.
So my parcel was sent out on Saturday and came to my door on Monday. I didn't even get to open it till the following day but it was worth the wait. Inside was a professional rainbow of presentation of my item. Wrapped in its own bag and came along with promotional items such as business cards and flyers. I always find these a neat touch to a order. Also loved the fact this all came inside a shiny bright pink bubble postal bag. - Love! Kawaii and protective!



So moving on to the item, The item inside as you can see is one of Reinbo nekos newest designs of a unicorn,necklace. Which is also on a range of other items too.
The design is stunning and so so so cute!

The necklace is a 17 ''chain, and even the chain is all colourful as well! The unicorn itself is 3 inches in size, fairly large so would say this is one of your kawaii statement necklaces and it hangs quite low down, I pretty much like this length with such a kawaii statement attached. The unicorn is printed and gloss finish and made of acrylic ,which is really light to wear so your necklace is pretty light weight.I also like to check items made of acrylic that they have been finished around the outer edges- which this one has nicely polished edges, so nothing will catch to it ! 




The design of the unicorn is just so cute, covered in the shades of pastels it looks so magical and has a lovely flow of movement to it - like its ready to leap into life. I find the image enchanting. I love the fact it is covered in stars through the tail and mane,The hearts on its side ( cutie mark?)  And love the colours and those cute little touches of sakura flowers . And not forgetting that blushing little cute face! Over all I very much adore this product, its cute and cheerful. I love the sweetness of the art and wonder what the inspiration is behind the designers thoughts behind this piece. I wonder if she might of met this unicorn in a dream as it feels very dreamy to wear this. I guess its every little girls dream to have the chance to meet a unicorn -hehe.




If you like the look of this adorable unicorn necklace, as much as I do love it. Head on over to the website HERE to get your very own for only £12!! How good it that, even the price is amazing! As well there is tons of items you can have your magical unicorn on such as a cute pillow or tote bag.- kawaii.
But do not fear if unicorns are not your thing cause there is a range of art and items on the website to check out as well!
While your on facebook , why not give them a like and check out the facebook page too!
They can also be found on Twitter, Instagram pinterest and tumblr- Links can be found on the website.

Till next time guys!
Tartan
xox

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Pom Pom- Frilly Pops Review


Hello every one, am back I have a few things to post. I thought things would be quite, so I did some videos on Youtube. But Then I got some kawaii goodies in the post and wanted to review them for you.

Today's Review is a online store run on Esty called FrillyPops! I was searching Esty - you always can find some neat looking and kawaii one of a kind items and found this seller, selling the most adorable and Kawaii looking earrings!! 
There is not much on the Esty store at the time being as the seller is working on other projects but it gives you a good idea of the pieces she makes. 
I did have a hard job picking which earrings I wanted and in the end picked the ones here! The Strawberry Milkshake ones. Kyaaa! I thought I might use them with my maid cafe outfit but then I got 2 dresses for my birthday and it goes with them too. 
My items came with in a few days and were packed well inside the post parcel. This is was how they were presented.




All Wrapped up in stickers with a Flyer -Kawaii. 



*Note- I didn't open these till later on on my birthday as I was out all day on a workshop , So I had to use my flash.



How cute are these? OH I just love them soo~ much they are in a soft pink shade and on a pink chain that links them to the earring piece. The also came with plastic backs on them. First impressions were KAWAII!!
My earrings with postage cost me £9.40 and for something hand made I think that is a very good price.




They are well made, no they look very professionally made as there is not a trace of imperfection on any of the pom pom's or the jewellery and the jewellery findings. Second impression- Am in love with them.
I will point out these pom pom's are the perfect size and the perfect lenght for my personal taste. They are super fun, cute and girly. The pom pom's  l have a nice weight when worn. They are t not light weight enough to become easily moved in the wind when  standing still , but they do swing kawaii style when your moving about. And they are super super soft so you will not mind them brushing past your neck.

I just Love them soo much!

If you love the look of these as much as I do. Then please check out the links already above and below.
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FrillyPops
Don't forget to keep up to date with the facebook page too.
https://www.facebook.com/FrillyPopsShop?fref=ts

Till next time, 
Tartan x

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Colourful and Kawaii!


Hey every cutie.

This week I got a new purse in the post , I found this little cute online store called 'Very Kawaii.'

It has a small selection of kawaii goods, But one item caught my eye. See ,I normally use my Lounge fly x Hello Kitty wallet but cause its made with very tough material and is so new ( I got it at Christmas.) I find it a bit annoying to use and I end up looking so silly trying to open up this purse, trying not to spill out all my money every where.

So I had made a point to get myself a nice stress free wallet. Because having a 3 year old tugging at my coat because she wants a kinder egg, when I am paying for my shopping is stressful enough now she has so much more freedom being off the walking toddler rains. So finding this little kawaii gem was very handy. 

I saw this cute wallet and fell in love with it , It's about the same size as my Hello Kitty one but I have to say it was the colours that attracted me to the item. Its got some cute buttons on it and is made up of cute colours,even inside it has bright cute colours. It has got a place for your cards, A place to add any kawaii photos you like to carry around and then it has the part for coins's that has a zip to keep them safe. As well as other parts to keep notes and even bits of paper which happen to have a list of the thing's I need to buy or remember- huhuh.

It has a popper button to fasten it together and its very light weight.The material is very  soft and has a nice glossy look to it too.It cost me £9.99 plus the postage. It didn't take long to get here either. I came in the post very fast. That might be due to the fact this online shop is in the UK.

At the moment there is not much in the online store but I do hope they will be able to bring in some very cute items that are different to your normal kawaii retailer. With this purse being a great example. As I have not found anything as cute as this in other shops and I happen to be quite active in looking for great Kawaii buys! 

So they are worth checking out!
Online shop link found here!

The other thing I have bought that is super colourful and cute are these hair bands/ hair bobbles, they are from a ebay seller/shop called Gobboline. Who sell a huge range of Kawaii/ Harajuku clothing, accessories among other things . I bought from them in the past. This time I bought these cute hair bobbles to use as Pom pom bracelets for some photos for a outfit. Am not sure if these are the real fairy kei style but I might have sweet heart in Japan who can find the ones you find in Japan. Till then these ones will be useful for other things.

The other thing I bought a the start of the year was a custom piece of jewellery made by the lovely Roxiesweet Heart! I came up with a idea  ,that I was inspired from a other necklace but I wanted it too look even more kawaii and colourful! More funky looking and super fun and cute. I wanted it to look bold and be a statement piece too. Roxiesweet Heart was up for the challenge and with her magic made a magical piece of Kawaii for me! I only got it in the post and its just soo cool. I love the colours and the magical acrylic that has been used its mirror like effect but its also see-through and shimmers in different shades! Its also got the cutest looking font and text with a chunky cute chain. Oh and the extra added gems added to the piece!Am super happy with it - I do like my statement pieces heehee!

Well that's my current Colourful and Kawaii update for you all! Hope you have been inspired to bring more colour into your life too!

Stay Kawaii!
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
Enji on instagram
Shop Enji


Keep Cute!
<3 Tartan






Thursday, 30 January 2014

Traditional Kawaii Review

Hello every one!
I have got a post for you today, am still unwell but I have more up and kawaii go to get this post done, This is a small haul of some Origami items I got in the post.
Its a small shop online called J-Wow found here on Facebook and here is the link to the Online shop.
I made a small order last week and it came in like 2 days after,The best thing was the free shipping 
Which was a great bonus, I ordered a cute pair of earrings and a charm. They do a lovely traditional range of handmade goods and worth checking out even the traditional side of Japan can be super cute!



Crane Bottle Charm

The charm is a corked small bottle with tiny stars and a tiny kawaii pink origami Crane inside! It comes on a large ball chain to use to attach your charm to which ever you wish too.
So tiny and cute!




Kawaii Red Origami Butterflies

I got my self these Origami Butterfly earrings with have 2 tiny beads at the top of the Butterflies and then the earring piece, because these are Origami they are so light to wear, They are a nice size too.
I plan to wear these with my kimono outfit for this years Hyper Japan!  Are these not just little Darlings and so unusual! 



Is this Doll not just Kawaii!

With my order, I also got a free gift with is a Japanese Origami Doll. She is so cute I have her on my unit propped up against my Clear Quartz Crystal and so far am in hope she will bring me good luck! Also Friday is the Chinese new year so maybe she can bring me some luck with that hehe! I need all the luck I can get with all my on- going projects.
So I am going to put up some Chinese decorations up in honour for the Chinese new year since I won them in a give away and they are to pretty not to use ! They are Hello Kitty ones!

Any way getting back to my post review, J-Wow is a lovely little online shop and I would recommend you check out what they have to offer and take advantage of the free shipping. It was a pleasure to shop with them.

Till next time
<3 Tartan xox

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Tartan Kawaii and Di Depux

Hello Cuties, I hope you are all well.
I have been meaning to do this post for a while but other things kept putting me off to get round to this....

 So here it is this post is show case post of all the stunning designs that I and Di Depux collaborated with in creating! I just wanted to show you how they were presented  and got some photos and close up's of the designs.






Each of the necklaces was beautifully packed in its very own bag as seen as above!




This one here has a sample of the mirrored Hearts and Text in Caps, I love the detail that my camera picked up in the Gem stones! These are just ever so pretty. 





This is a sample of the Japanese writing text I love the Layering of this and the chunky chain, I have to say upgrading any of the necklaces to a chunky chain at Di Depux is highly recommended for a unique piece of jewellery. The Stars are so cute on this too!





This is the alternative text you can pick on your name necklace, Its so cute and pretty.
As you can see, there is a lot of detail and sharp cutting of the layers and engraving on the necklace.
I adore having my name on the back clasp charms! 



And yes you guessed it ....I gave in and ordered myself a new custom ring,( I have a other necklace on its way too!) I got Kawaii on it and I am really happy with the rings as they use a thick adjustable ring piece that is fantastic. It has a large surface area for attaching the acrylic to the ring and is not flimsy in any way, which you might get from other places. I have had my fair share of  rings that have had the tops come off due to there being a lack of surface for the piece to be stuck too.
Guys please do check out Di-Depux on Facebook and find their listings at Etsy-shop didepux !!

GO GO!
Till next time, stay super Kawaii.










Monday, 9 December 2013

Tartan Kawaii x DiDepux Collaboration Project

Hey Cute things!
I have got some exciting news to share, I and the talented graphic designer and Jewellery maker Di Depux got together with a Collaboration You most likely have seen the finished products on Esty and Facebook!
Shop here!


I have been wanting to be able to have something, that shows my love for Japanese fashion inspired from Harajuku and Japanese street fashion, something that would make a outfit complete.I know, I can doodle ideas but was lost when it came to making this dream into a product or a reality. I also had lots of ideas but not the know how to create them.



It was not till I became a customer to the Esty shop that belongs to Di Depux and taking a leap of faith by asking what they thought of my own ideas. I have been knocked back and rejected before. So I was ready to take it again. However for once I got a reply of interest I was not only shocked but overjoyed that the fact some one took an interest!!!


So over the past few weeks of chatting with the lady from Di Depux and watching the items progress. Seeing the sneak peek and then to the product that will be sold only at Di Depux on Esty,It has been very exciting! I have been so happy to be part of this collaboration and think we make a great team!
So I wanted to share you the progress from start to finish!



The idea was 3 hearts, Trinity hearts . My past love for all things Kawaii  as a child , My present obsession and the dreams of Kawaii that are yet to come, the future! 



My Doodles that I minded to keep and scan in.  I wanted to have this as a necklace as I feel a necklace can give a bigger statement than any other piece of jewellery when it comes to fashion.
And what better way to have your own name on it!


As you can see the design developed really fast. From my imagination and drawings it didn't take long to create the sample of the product. Which when I  saw this,I was so excited ! My dreams of this project were coming true.


 I loved the fact we tried to get the font to match my drawing on the last one sample in the picture.
After this is was time to pick out details such as colours and small touches.
When I saw the finished products I was in a Kawaii Dream, they look perfect it was like the Di Depux knew what I was after and saw my potential in the design. I was so happy.



These are the final pieces, You can even change the colours to your own personal liking and change the text to a name or word. How cute and cool huh?!

''Trinity Heart's'' Collaboration with Di Depux and online Blogger of all things Cute and Japanese, Tartan Kawaii.

Inspired by the trends and fashion from the streets of Harajuku and my life-long love of staying kawaii (cute in Japanese.), I came up with the idea to design an image to be able to express this through the use of Jewellery accessories.
The Hearts represent past fascination, present obsession and dreams of the future. This relates to the passion of Kawaii Culture from Japan. This is only available at Di Depux.''
Tartan xox


This project means a lot to me as its proof that dreams can come true if you keep on trying- no matter how many knock backs you get. I really would love any of the Blog fans or friends who also adore Kawaii and J-fashion to get one of these necklaces! I  hope you have liked seeing the behind the scenes of the progress of my project and I cant wait to see you all wearing them!!