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

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! 


Sunday, 1 January 2017

It's 2017, Lets make it cute!

It's that time again to reflect on the year and put some new plans for the next year. May they be dreams or plans. Maybe an event here and there.

This year has been pretty crazy for me. I have enjoyed it for the most part. I have had some stress's and bumps along the way like every other cutie out there! But I made it . No. WE MADE it! I did not know what 2016 had in mind nor did I make many plans myself .  However I did reach a few personal goals on my part and I also had a fun year of sponsored reviews and events. I also had a great time this year cosplaying. Meeting new folks and having lots of fun. I also for the 1st time in ages had a wonderful birthday. It was one of my highlights. Yup -billy nea mates here ( cause all my mates are no where near me or online.) Any way it still became an day and I felt so blessed to spend it with my own sister who knows me better than I know myself. 

I did some crazy things this year. I shaved off my hair...( ever wonder why I was wearing more wigs of late haha!) I took part in a inflatable 5K fun obstacle course ! I also had an amazing opportunity with Cutesy Kink where I designed my very own wig line! I would love to expand on that one day but who knows what the next few years will hold!?  I did more modelling and photos shoots this year , I hope that this will continue well into 2017. This year I was fully accepted into the awkward mom crew at school (LMAO!) am classed as the Kawaii awkward one .  I now go out on mom dates! ( whats that all about!?) Maybe I will blog post about those dates some time . Its like so strange to me haha.

Back in April, my busiest month  I was a guest at a Gaming convention, Which was the most amazing thing ever. I keep all my memories from it treasured even though I lost my voice  and I was granted to be press at over conventions. I was at so many conventions this year am not quite sure how I managed them! I was also invited to a few events in London but alas being the Kawaii Mom I have my restrictions!

I have also enjoyed the company of my dear friends who have stuck with me this year and loved meeting brand new ones who I also hope will stick around in 2017!




To round up the near end of the year I put my energy in to helping out a local lot , made up of cosplayers and the most friendly bunch of geeks/ nerds/ costumers/ cosplay folks you could ever meet. This lot with the help of the organisers and team from CHAS do a road show collection to raise money before the event they hold where all profits go to CHAS- a children's charity. The group together get out in the public eye and raise as much money as possible and then at the event - which is a sci fi ( but not limited to sci fi ) Convention. I have had the pleasure to join at many of these collection days and its win - win. You cosplay , you enjoy it , you meet folks and hang out with such a fun team and its all for the children who need our support and help.

Over all I think 2016 has been kind to me. I feel very blessed to have had such a well balanced year. I hope that 2017 will bring more new opportunities , new things such as events and much much more!
I also wish each and every one of you a wonderful kawaii happy new year .

Tartan xox

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Kawaii Pins!

OMG, who else loves pin badges?!
And more so that now kawaii artists are now putting their art on to pins! I am in heaven. I mind when I was a kid and my 1st pin was a CATS Musical pin. I still have it . I wanted more but my folks would be like they are pins , they are sharp so no. Gutted. I kinda forgot about pins as an accessories until of late and love that they are cute quirky and super kawaii .  I also noted that Button badges are coming back in again! ( Who else used to fill up the school tie with buttons being all edgy !LOL! Do kids still do that?!)

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.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

My Animal Cruelty free Make up list

So this  post here is my findings on companies who are Animal Cruelty free and / or have Vegan products on sale too. Many are swapping to products and companies who are against Animal testing.
Since last year I also decided to swap my make up to cruelty free as well as my house hold products which is still a on going progress. Being a person who respects and adores animals the thought of some sweet creature being tested on for luxury or high street branded make up just to be smeared on my face for me, just to enhance my features at the cost of such torture .I will be honest it boils my blood and the process is totally not Kawaii! 

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

MIMO Pencil Case shop - Review*



Hello my Kawaii Kitten's, I do hope each and one of you are ready for this fun filled post on my blog full of kawaii things and I mean FULL of Kawaii! So I got a lovely email a while back from the owner of MIMO Pencil case shop based in the USA. Asking little Kawaii me if I would like a parcel from them. What I received was not only a generous amount of items to show you all and blog about but a lovely exchange of emails saying how much they liked my blog. As well from the emails I got a wonderful vibe of passion in the items that the owner sells. 


''Organize Kawaii style.  MIMO Pencil Case Shop offers everything to keep you organized every day the Kawaii way.  With adorable pencil cases and pouches, pens and pencils, post-its, stickers, and all the super cute accessories that you can dream of, MIMO Pencil Case Shop not only has it all, but offers super cute and affordable daily necessities to Kawaii your life! Bring joy back into organizing your life with all the latest products featuring Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, and all their friends. From elegant and simple to cute and artsy, MIMO has a style to match everyone’s taste. Just starting? Develop your love and passion for all things Kawaii. Go take a peek!''- MIMO Pencil Case Shop.


The website is a lovely, simple and easy to use and has a collection of many items covering your stationary needs in every kawaii way possible! So read on to find out so much more ...

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Back to School Haul - Kawaii Style with Modes4U


Hello every one , I really can not get over the fact here, the schools are back . And where did summer go!? Ah so much to do and get ready..Any way myself and Modes4U got together and they have sent me a few items for going back to school! ( Am not really going back to school but these items could be used at home or even at work. Am not forgetting about the mature kawaii lovers here!) I will be giving my stuff to my little one to use ,who is starting school.


Modes4U is a Kawaii Shop who have lots of items from  Japanese Stationery to Hello Kitty and that is just the tip of it.There is many items to pick from and this is your one stop shop for getting all your back to school items in one place. The prices are good and with such a range of items you might spend a good few hours picking the products you want!
Mode4U send me over a good few items for getting back to school started and of course in the most Kawaii way possible!



For getting ready and back to school I got a few must have items, Such as the adorable and ever so fluffy pencil case of Hello Kitty!  Not only is she so cute she is a good size with her zipper, lined inside and can hold a fair amount of pens. I adore her polka dot bow!

As you can see all these items are based on my favourite darling of cuteness Hello Kitty!
Also we have a exercise book, this is a square style one that you most likely would use in Maths but you really could use it for English too. I adore the fact its cute , roughly a A4 side and covered in pink leopard print with Hello Kitty and her stylish purple bow . ( my all time fave print and style!) I hated Maths at school am sure if our jotters where this cute I might of taken more of an interest. Ha..


Of course we will be needing to fill up the pencil case and use something with the work book. So I also have a pencil , one of those mechanical ones where you press the top a few times to get the led out. No need to mess about with a sharpener again! And its a pretty pink one and has the adorable Kitty chan on it in theme and decoration! Its so nice I might have to claim this one as my own! Of course an eraser was included for all those mistakes and spelling mishaps I will most likely make when am writing things down . Again this is a Hello Kitty themed item that has a cardboard sleeve to hold when using and looks so cute!



The other item with my back to school haul was a Re-ment Box and again it was a theme of going back to school miniature items in a hello kitty style. I got the School bag or the Japanese style School bag with a pair of gym shoes and gym bag. I have a soft spot for Re-ment boxes even though this is my 3rd one I have ever gotten! I like to use them for my very own BJD who is called Mimmy!

So if your starting a new year in the next few weeks then you need to go on over to Modes4U and bring on the new term with lots of Kawaii style. Am sure with all this super cute stuff that your gonna learn so much more and keep super kawaii at the same time!

Shop now!!!
http://www.modes4u.com/






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



Friday, 6 February 2015

Kawaii First Impressions - make up, MUA Academy

Hey every one, today I wanted to share my impression of MUA Academy make-up.

 So kinda a review but not quite right into details. I don't want to bore you all to death here. So I went ahead after reading a good few reviews about these high street drug store cosmetics and a lot of folks saying they were good , blah, blah did not take me long to part with my money after having a look at the website they have. The best thing was the price that attracted me to purchase some products mainly the  MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer. The shades looked really nice I got the following shades of.
A Flush, Criminal,  Kooky, Reckless, Tranquillity, Serene and Halycon. So basically them all apart form Funk and Dare. ( which I may think about as they are darker shades.)
I also got 4 lip liners BB Cream and a powder.


The BB Cream and powder are just fillers till next month or the next until I can save up for a more expensive favoured brand and the shipping takes a while so yea, not gona say much about those.Having used the BB cream which has a matt finish its no half bad.


The lip liners are pretty good nice and easy to apply I like the shades I picked  which are Pink me up ,Softly lined  being the pink ones and Caramel nougat in a nude-ish brown shade and Brooding-plum a sorta purple/ redish shade. I wanted them to try and to use with some make up I already have. 






I like them all apart from softly lined it barely shows up and way to shimmery and yea really not suited for my olive yet pale skin and my lips also it seemed a bit harsher to use . Any way the all come with a top that doubles up as a sharpener which is handy for travel or if you can not find your pencil sharpener to save your life and its that one time you need the tiny thing!



Okay so lets talk pinks!
Moving on to the pink shades from the Luxe Velvets, Which are A flush, Serene and Criminal.


Serene- is a light pink more a baby pink shade, I though I would like this one. Once I applied it it was very annoying to get right, then when I pulled the applier stick out  ,the liquid when all over me. You can just imagen me covered in the stuff , maybe it is a good thing cause thecolour did not quite suit me. I find that with very pastel like shades. *tear* So yea...it made me look like a pale clown.



The next shade was A flush-Its a light pink shade much darker than Serene but not bright neon pink or anything. I loved the shade one. YAY I was super happy with the colour and it did not spill its liquid all over me either. However I did notice after only putting it on letting it dry to its matt final form...I pressed my lips together and flakes. GAH!! I was really in hope this was a gona be my dupe for limecrime but no. I duno if this is because I was trying all the shades one after a other. So am gona give it anther shot or find something to seal it from flaking?! Also I was being pestered by little chibi bean who was driving me up the wall since she got in from nursery. That could also be a factor. ( It most likey is not an additional factor in the flaking of the product but she was really pestering me! Kawaii mummy problems.)

The next shade is Criminal- a bright pink shade that is nice and Barbie bright.LOVED THIS one! Right up my street, Pink , cute, and loud but not neon pink , thankfully. So this one when on well and seems to not flake as much as the A flush. Which is good news! So am really happy with this one.

The next shades are more earthly nude shades, something I have not really used before and I thought they looked a lot like limecrime ones and the hinted one by jeffree star cometics so I wanted to try them for my self and see if I suited the shades. So Halcyon and Tranquillity looked the same on the website image which was sorta annoying but after looking at other images online they are quite diffrent. This might be due to the frosted tube they come in.

Any way the shade Tranquillity is the lightest shade of the two, it applied well. I applied them all with and with out a lip balm base and there was no change to them. I did find also Tranquillity did flake a bit too so  that was sorta annoying, All I did was the morning school run! But I really did take a liking to the colour was not in your face or anything but quite a subtle shade
Moving on to Halcyon which was more a deeper and darker shade, I really surprisingly liked it, I did take note that this one didnt want to flake as much as the other one. which makes me think the lighter shades flake more? Am not sure yet, I have not tried eating and drinking with these .


The last to shades where Kooky and Reckless. Which were more of a deep purple and red shade . From the tube Kooky looks bright and a colour that would pop. It is not, it is very purple and very dark, I really like it though, and it seems not to flake when dry. I also thought Reckless was a colour that might pop being red. Nope. Its a other deep shade a earthly red shade, but again I really like it. I normally much favour bright reds and pinks over deep dark shades but after trying these I think I might try other shades in the future.



For £3 a tube of Luxe Velvet, its not bad for the prince.
Not the most amazing product, but its okay since they did not cost to much what can you expect. I guess you would get a few hours wear before touching them up. I felt you really had to sit and look like a duck face till they dried , press those lips together and it seem to mess them up a bit. I think they are great for some one who wants to try new shades and get to experiment with colours. I will defo be looking for a way to get these shades to last longer but as for that baby pink shade I can see me tossing that one right in the bucket. I did find that after eating and drinking the product came off a bit ..meh My final thoughts are am digging the the shades of those matt liquid lipsticks but the staying power is pretty poor which is a total downer.

I have also found that Sleek also do a Liquid to Matt finish product, Again there is a few folks complaining of the flaking problem. I am wondering if this is the draw back of products that cost less? What are your thoughts and what Makeup products would you like me to try next. Will I ever find a replacement for Limecrime?!

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Thoughts on Venus - Kawaii make up


Hey every one- Happy new year!
Its 2015 and am starting it with a bang, I will be away on holiday . But I will tell you all-l about it when am back. 
I wanted to do a post on Lime crime's new ( well newish) Pallet of eye shadow Venus. I been following lime crime for a bitty now and really liked using the lippys and the other ones the velvetines.
(see my past post here!)
 So after seeing the newest pallet be announced and then see the colours I was rather excited, I awaited the date and time like a hawk for its release. I got mine in the basket right away online as quickly it went up it was out of stock.  I felt very lucky to now mine was shipped and on its way.




So what attracted me to this. well in a word ,shade-  the colours they look like natural shades but with a twist. They look rusty and warm and so pretty. I never used any colours like this before nor do I now how to use them so I was pretty worried looking like some 5 year old kid let loose in a make up department.
As well these were not the sorta shades for my own style - being Kawaii and all these were more for Grunge 90's looks but I liked them so much. I figured who cares!?

So once my order came, it cost me $42 by the way, yup I took a splurge here and it was about $10 for shipping too. I was pretty happy it came in a white box and inside it was all decorative with logos and flowers and my order was neatly wrapped. I have had no issues with shipping or ordering from Limecrime direct. Shipping took a while but it was coming form the USA - am being honest here.





Personally I really do not like the box, Venus on it bugs me-its not my taste and its not very Kawaii but hey we can not win it all now can we?
So with the box design art not winning any points from me you do get a mirror inside which is handy and its is a nice size not to bulky either. Moving on the colours , I LOVE EM, they are so modern and pretty I love them all apart from Muse, Muse and I don't get along to well. Maybe am using it wrong but its rather harsh looking. Every other shade is great and the Venus, Rebirth and Aura are my personal fave's.
 Easy to apply and blend to create the styles and looks you want, you can use em together to made other shades too. I use Icon a lot for my brows too.  They are long lasting and more so with the help of the use of primer any brand I use both Limecrime and urban decay.  Lots of pigment and rather eye catching- I got a lot of comments when wearing these. Don't worry nice ones lol.
I did have a hunt for a dupe pallet for these but nothing turned up but I did find Sauce Box- forbidden fruits is a great pallet to complement Venus in your collection of eye shadows. I found that more and most Pallets of natural shades look very cool and tones are cold which do not go well with my slightly olive complexion. (imo- as i am no make up expert here lol!) Outta ten am giving this a big nine! It looses a point for that art deco thing going on the front of the box but I guess it makes it easy to find in the make up drawer!


Have you used Limecrime Venus yet or is it on your wish list?
Keep it Kawaii!!
Tartan xoxo




Thursday, 21 August 2014

Back to being a Kawaii Mama and life again

Hey guys - how are you all?
So what's new? I have not done a Blog post in a while. I have been visited by the charm of mother nature - which have dragged me down and am back to the reality of the School Runs of being a Kawaii Mama. *sigh* Which has left me limited to blogging. See this is why I adore the school holidays I can get everything done! And not need to worry if I can get away with being Super Kawaii and having them odd looks from the other mums, in saying that am finding that they like my bright pink lippy , so I guess am braking them in slowly - heh-.

Do you ever feel that cause you love cute stuff or anything in this matter , that you have to tone it down around others cause your not up for explaining every single time that its just your style? I don't have the time to explain or express at 8am in the mornings while dropping off a 3 year old who likes to refuse to go into the class and then abandons me as soon as she see's her play pals. I just don't have time too. lol! I need to head back and use the very little time of freedom to blitz the house and tidy it up.

Over the holidays, I have been having fun with events and lots of play time with my daughter and spending time as a family its always nice and sometimes stressful. It also gives me a chance to explore and have some fun with Kawaii fashion with out getting the odd risen eyebrow from other mothers and have started up my You tube videos again - yay! On my You tube you can get enjoy my Kawaii Character Videos ! I hope to do as many as I can and try and do them every weekend. when I have the time too. Please Check them out if you like! Here is the Link!

The other week I went to a Alice in wonderland themed Cafe  which was a nice change, Its a nice place in Edinburgh City I was taken there are a treat with my Sister while we had been shopping.

I have a few photos on my Instagram from being there so check it out! Its a cute little place, that has bits and pieces form the Alice in wonderland movie and films. Such as a Table and Chair on the ceiling, The red queens rose garden and art from the movie's in frames that are all topsy turvy. It's more of a tea room than a cafe and plenty of brews to pick from the selected menu. We only had time for a rose lemonade and cake!

So while keeping busy I am also know contributing to a UK website full of interesting and up to date information from Games to Anime called Cyten worth checking them out! I will be their Kawaii lifestyle contributor along side Kawaii fashion Queen and cutie Aisha Anime! www.cyten.co.uk

I have a few upcoming projects and events at least these are a bit more spaced out that the start of the year! But I will be attending MCM - Scotland in a sorta attempt of Cosplay , keep a eye on my Facebook to find out some clues for this! As well I be at the Scottish Gaming Expo and  Aunchinawa this year.  So if you do spot me and wana come say Hello then be sure to come on over I don't bite and I will have my Camera on me too. Oh and am only 2 units away from completing my Photography course and I have some projects that I will be needing some models for! which is really cool too!

So yea sorry its a bit of a dull post but I thought maybe you all were bored of reviews and such and would love to get your feed back on the stuff you wana see, hear and know about on both my blog and you tube since am using both much more than I did in the past! - huhuh-
So till next time Laters

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



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

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Kawaii Haul - Lets get organized!

Finally the post man has finally come with something interesting for me that is worth reviewing!

I have such a thing for having things in its place with all good intentions but some how it never stays in the place! I swear I have some little spirits that wait till am not looking and then they move what I have assigned what ever I have put in new place. *sigh* 



Any way with my good intentions and keeping up with dates, am not the best at remembering dates, more like birthdays and my own anniversary! *Heh* So I found some interesting Kawaii items and placed them on order and they came in the post today! Woohoo.



So what I get? Well I got a Korilakkuma pocket folder- I need to buy a few of these to sort out my penpal letters and doodles ect. But I wanted to see what it was like before I buy a few of these heehee
Its so cute!
I got a matching Korilakkuma letter set. I can not get enough of Kawaii letter sets huhuh!!

The other things I got are like stickers...



But not just any stickers...


I give you Calendar/Date stickers! They have a see through part that you place over the date...so when you flick over your Diaries and Calenders, its like a Kawaii Marker instead of just using a pen to circle the date.


I got the cute Rilakkuma ones and some mini- mine ones with are really hand to use in a small Diary like my one. These ones have little rabbits and shapes, such as hearts circles and little clocks or tiny images of envelopes .  Kyaa too cute!



I think these little stickers are awsum. As you can see I use the book mark ones too with are also very handy.I hope lots more retailers in the UK will stock these as they would be so handy to have and use.
Not only for Calenders and Diaries for so many things like birthdays and events and dates to remember but for school work too, I guess the limit is your imagination.

 I hope to get the rest of my organized items in the post next week to get my little work space set up. Then I will have to start on my next project. You can find these type of stickers at any Kawaii retailer.






Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Lazy days of January

Ah! It's January. I feel January can feel dull and lifeless , I think that everything is still slowly awaking from its winter sleep. I do much prefer spring time, maybe with all the baby animals and cute flowers popping up everywhere- its so cute! I guess this weather of late is not helping much.

So I plunged a bit on spending some money already but have saved a few pennies aside for my plans of getting a new camera.( It don't make sense but yea..)I hope that I can save up for before April as that when one of the first conventions is on which I would like to attend with my Camera.
 I'd like to look into wildlife and toy photography which is easy to find with all my kawaii stuff I have but also lots of nice walks near me and local attractions I can easily venture too. But I think the other things I shall be looking at will be cosplayer's and Lolitas. I adore J- Fashion's so I will be hunting out some folks who are heavily into it .As well everything and anything, that is Kawaii to I shall want to  photograph.


Am hoping to be able to take better blog photo's over all as my plan is to attend classes and a near by school too. It would be nice to use my new found interest in my blog, right?!


So I have been a bit lazy with my laptop and working space. I've been sitting it on my lap and lazying about in the sitting room...so have ordered a few things to make my desk more Kawaii for me being at. ( I normally work on my laptop, at the dinning room table, then tidy it away for meals.)
So I was surfing a few Asian websites and found this cute idea!


Its a Desk Mat, am getting a cute pink one and will have my laptop set up with it. ( and no doubt lot's of Kawaii items too!)

It has a clear sheet of plastic on the top of the mat,to keep things neat and tidy or  lift it up and place paper or notes with information that will then be at hand if you need it. Its also got some small pockets to store cute bits and bobs. Ideally I would love to have my cute stationary and notebooks set out. I find being surrounded by my cute things, they easily inspire me. 




I've also found a simple project note book on ebay as my other one that I decorated is almost at a near end with only a few pages left.And is a plain covered one so I can also decorate this one too! This one has more sections, I find these things so handy more so with the sections to keep it all in order.
Am so addicted to stationary and stickers huhuh.



So it must be a January thing I feel like after the hype of Christmas and holidays that there is not much to share but I do have a few reviews coming up and I really need to do a video at some point to since there has been a fair amount of peaple who have subscribed to my youtube.  Thank you all for that!

So till I have something more interesting to say...
Here is a cute photo of some mini Plush cats I got in the post the other day!




Cute huh?!