Showing posts with label Kawaii life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kawaii life. Show all posts

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Really a Princess

Yuno as I write this I sure do not feel like a princess. 
Am in sweat pants and a jumper okay the jumper is baby pink and cute as possible while I nurse myself with some dreaded Con Flu . Which is why I have some time to blog about this. 

My newest adventures of late have been becoming a Princess, Well a cosplay/ costume princess. Years ago I never dreamed of putting of puffy full sized over the top dresses. But it did happen thanks to meeting my cosplay sister last year. And then we had this crazy idea of doing more Princesses together.  

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

In Disney Paris in Kawaii style 2017


Getting up at the crack of dawn did not seem so bad when booking the holiday. At least it means getting more time of day one in the park when arriving! After running around checking all is in order getting a last minutes large case cause I just knew - I would need more space!  All outfits planned out for both us girls and that extra space to buy some Disney jumpers  or clothing - see what did I say about needing the larger case. It was a case of hop in the car, on a bus, on a plane, on a bus and thank goodness - we got in the hotel checked in, dumped out stuff and hit the park, well as quickly as possible can be a task as our room was so far off and it was a maze getting from the room to exit hahaha.




Any way... Welcome to the most magical place in the world. Leave your worries at the entrance and enjoy the magic of Disney! 


Friday, 16 December 2016

How to make a a Kawaii Princess bedroom.

Every one loves having a room, personal space and place to retreat to. Most the time that is your bed room. I myself have wanted a shabby chic with a kawaii princess touch to it. Its a working progress. However I thought why not post up my findings form what I have found here with you all.
I found lots of inspiration online and of course added my own touch. I guess when it comes down to it your personal taste will favour shades and colours so just pick what you like. Myself I took to softer shades as its a bedroom after all and its for sleeping. I know some of you will still be in the frame of mind that your bed room is your whole life. I was like that when I was renting. So feel free to pick the shades and things that you like -its your room . This is simply my guide and ideas.


Lets go!
First off colours are important I picked the shades already on my walls. which is a muted cream shade and a wall of crazy purples ( a feature wall I think it is to be?) - I want to change it but not till time and money ect. So am working with the shades I have in mind and the shades I have. Of course I would love to rip it all off and have it all my way but - not yet. So I picked similar shades to what I want to what I have. Soft colours, cream , soft grey, a hint of pink and lavender .  So am working with those shades in mind. ( you can pink the kinds you want but think princess like.) When it comes to Princess shades, think ( and not limited too.) Pastels. White, Baby Pink / Blue , Egg Duck Blue, Lavander, Dusty Gray ect. 



I picked a shabby chic theme with a touch of royalty and cuteness. Cause I wanted to feel like a princess when I step into the room. However keeping in mind Mr also shares the room - I had to hold back on the crazy princess ideas I had! Am sure he will feel like a princess too when its all finally done haha! So I guess I went for a more mature princess theme.  I picked out things like hearts, butterflies, unicorns , flowers, soft images and gentle things . You can also pick if you wish to have a modern princess room , over the top style. If that is not your thing maybe you will pick a more simple clean style instead.

Hints and tips
Things that make a room belong to a princess.
The Bed, if you have the funds go crazy on a Princess style bed or why not up cycle the bed you already have by picking some cute bedding.
The Mirror, Every princess need a magic mirror, mine is a old 80's cream free standing mirror that I have on my dresser but you can find any size, style and colour to match your room. I just can not part with my one cause it belonged to my mum.
The Units/ Dresser , As much as I would love to repaint or replace the pine ones I have . You can dress them up with table runners or pick new ones with white shades and cream or paint your own. Look for anything that is vintage/ Shabby chic.
The Chandler, nothing says princess or queen like a pretty chandler of course its up to you but you can find some really nice ones or just change your light shade to something cute and airy.
The Bed Canopy, totally need something like this. A little fabric draped over the bed or pinned to the walls will add a touch of elegance!
The Extras, This is where you can go crazy and have lots of fun adding your personal touch! Think pretty twinkle lights, cute photo frames, wall art, cushions ect ect.. Myself I have a huge blossom tree with lights on it! 


Where to get the stuff?!
Getting stuff can be the fun but and a little stressful. I took to google image searches for ideas at the start and then took to places like ebay, amazon and etsy . Other places such as not on the high street too. Of course you will be surprised at what the street shops have! I found lots of cute things fit for a kawaii princess in Primark, New Look and even B&M even checking out places such as Paperchase, Tiger and Charity shops ! It is also fun looking at places likes of pound shops, Home bargins, Dunelm and Matalan or TKMaxx It is completely worth it!

Now you have some insight and ideas I hope you will all share your own kawaii rooms!
Once my own room is done up and sorted I will do a bed room tour on my youtube or instagram for you all! Have fun doing up your princess kawaii rooms all!

Tartan xox

Monday, 12 December 2016

The most Kawaii Kitty Christmas Give Away! EVER!

***UPDATE THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!***
**WINNER HAS BEEN RANDOMLY PICKED VIA GADGET **

***WINNER'S NAME ANNOUNCEMENT IS BELOW IN GADGET!***
Hey there my Kawaii Lovers and Kawaii Kittens!
Here is a huge amazing post that you want to read on more about as myself and my dear Kawaii friends over at Cutesy Kink holding this amazing super cool and most Kawaii Christmas Give away ever for you all. As its Christmas and all ..we been hyped to set up this amazing prize ! 

The Prizes you could win are all Kitty Cat themed and all so KAWAII!  And I bet you are wanting to know what you could win.. and YES you the winner will WIN every item listed right here! How Crazy is that, there is so much!! So lets list them!

PRIZE LIST!
Canimals cat cushion

Pink cat paws
Pink cat ears 
Pink cat tail
White cat collar and bell
White kitty tattoo tights
Amuse plush Munchkin cat
Amuse plush Tsuchineko cat
Nekodando plush purse
Nekodando plush snow flake cat
Iwako lucky cat
White and black kitty key chains 
Oreo cat pencil case
Meow cat love socks
Cozy kitty purple socks
Cat in a box post it notes
Cat eye purse
Cute cat pencil sharper
Kitty charm choker
Kitty paw hair clip
To do list notes
Black cat notelets
Black cat hair clip
3 black cat eye gel pens
5 cat topper pens
Wide eyes cat pen
Grumpy cat pen
Pastel kitty marker pens x 2
Grey cat topper pen
Furry cat stickers
Pusheen pencil 
Pusheen eraser
(NB. Cake is not part of the give away prize - display purposes only!)


WOAHH!! So know you have seen the prize's. Are you READY TO ENTER?!?!
Its super easy! See the gadget/ app below and GOOD LUCK!
Tartan xox



Thursday, 3 November 2016

Disney Japan Ufufy!

Is this going to be the next big Kawaii disney thing?
After the amazing success from the Japanese Disney Tsum Tsums. Will the new Ufufy's be next to be the next Kawaii trend . Well I for one can only but hope as I have stumbled across these cute egg shaped plushes form Japan's Disney store called Ufufy.
And I want one!

They are the most kawaii things!



 ''With the story of "born from the clouds", "Disney ufufy (Ufufi)" is, like light and fluffy the touch of healing of features stuffed animals, such as the cloud. Sweet with the scent of Flowering Apple in pale pastel color, item can become a somewhat happy just to have.''


These are so cute and soft looking! I adore that pastel colouring and soft looking features they have on them as well. I have pulled some images form the internet to show these kawaii cuties off for you all to check out!




So far there is 16 characters to pick from.( As you can see from the photos!)
They look like they are palm sized but after searching about they are about 12 cm tall and 10 cm wide. So not a bad size. Not as small as your Tiny mini tsums but still small enough to not take up to much space. I also found out that they are all scented too , which is a apply flower and fruity scent. 

They do remind me of the Egg mascots that Sanrio did but they also were much smaller in size. 
I may have to get my hands on some of these!

Keep it cute, Kawaii crew!


Sunday, 18 September 2016

5 Top Kawaii Bags!


So here is a kawaii post on some cute bags and some kawaii back packs am just loving at the moment!
I love a quirky fun back pack for conventions to throw all my stuff in and when I hit the shops as you can throw all your new purchases inside it and no need to lug about those rotten plastic or paper bags. mind you am a complete sucker for a kawaii tote shopper bag but maybe I will do a post on those some other time . But these ones are just so Kawaii that I had to share them all with you! So here are Tartan's Top Five Kawaii bags!
First up , this very 90's style kawaii bag caught my attention . Why well one its see through and two it is pastel pink! This is such an adorable back pack! I am digging those extra pockets and just love that cute touch of pink to it. You can pick it up form Attitude Clothing.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Kawaii Garden

Hey there Kawaii Kitten's.
Hope you are all well. This year I have been doing fair amount of stuff in my back garden. Rewind a year or so , My garden was a wreck. A decking that was untreated from its last coat being removed, railings that moved if you placed a feather on them . Which am sure were ready to fall apart. Oh and those nasty planks that were a meant to be steps to the bottom of the decking that had nails sticking out of them... Not Child or adult safe. The washing line was on a slope made of rubble and a shed falling apart. I often would pretended that my house had no back garden! The main job was to sort out the basics, made it safe and stable. Once that was done and what a work load that was, The next step was spending the whole day power washing off old left over decking wood treatment. To then re add it. It was not the most glamours job but some one had to do it!

After that , having a new shed, and a safe place to hang the washing- with out the chance of braking a leg. Railing that were on and safe and real steps!I wanted to bring in some colours to the garden and I started with plants.

Okay so am no green fingers gardener, am more of your ' plant this seed here and see what happens'' kinda gal, So I got some plants and seeds and herbs. I love herbs and growing them to use in my cooking was something I wanted to do again. Saves money in the long run. Now this is all fair and all but there was and is something lacking in the garden. Yup so far it was sorted and plants seem to be growing well. It was time to put my kawaii taste into my little garden!

Am lucky that we get the sun from noon up on the decking and the sun spot under the decking all day. But I really wanted a nice seating area on the decking . I already had a cafe black bistro style set but it was not cosy or the most comfortable . So after checking out the sales and ordered a new set. Sofa with 2 chairs and a mini table. Perfect.  But the decking area was already dark and this is a black set so it was time for some kawaii fun. To make it feel more cute and cosy I went and purchased pink cute cushions to put on the black and brighten things up, I got my hands on some water proof shabby chic style bunting flags. Then after I got some pastel fun coloured candles for that area.
I was pretty please with it. I also got my hands on a wooden wind chime but they didn't have many shades to pick from . ( boo!) But I found some sweet coloured butterflies that I could have hiding among the flowers and plants in the flower beds as well as a windmill with spots. It took a few weeks to get some flowers to bloom in the flower beds. Eventully I got my hands on a few pastel shade pots and brightly coloured cute flowers to add to them to make it even more adorable.


Am soo happy with my pastel Kawaii Garden! Its lovely to be out there and get round to enjoying it.
I also made sure to have butterfly and bee friendly plants to encourage them to visit. I am planning on a few more flags and things to hang up, I got a bird feeder to put up also which you can see but it has a hook needed to be put up , Am gona get a few of those. Some more decorations and more bright cushions!

Once that is done I can curl up with a good book in the sun shine, or host a cupcake tea party outside!
Hope you enjoyed the post! Maybe you can take some tips and hints for your own garden space!
Later's
Tartan