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

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Trying a Lace front Wig

Hey there Kawaii crew.
Hope you are all good, so todays rambling post is about me trying a lace front wig for the very first time. I have been wearing wigs for 6 years now and I love my wigs and everything about them. Don't get me wrong though I have had a few horrors along the way and some very bad choices when I  have picked out some wigs. I mainly use risky ebay ( it is always a risk when it comes to ebay .) Cutesy Kink is a other store that is great for wigs and fast shipping.

Any how Lace front wigs. I took months humming and cooing over which one to get in the end I settled with a ebay seller I  have used many times in the past . I picked a blue black ombre to pink wig .It was a long length one and curly in style.  Now the lace front wig is a wig with - well you guessed it a lace / mesh front. Which you cut off up to the hair line, making it a more natural looking wig over all. It also frames the face nicely and some have multi hair parting options ( mine did not its a middle parting but I have managed to shift it a little off centre.) I don't actually have a hair parting as my hair has a mind of its own and does its own thing ,which in turn makes my hairdresser cringe when I walk in.


I got mine and fell in love with the colour! So pretty!


I really like the dark roots as it blends better with my natural hair for the hair line. However the wig was like a 24 inches and I took my battered scissors to it and hacked off about 4 inches . I love long wigs but I wanted to make this something I should work with every day kawaii and not need to worry about tangles as such. Cutting it was not to bad when I did it and I also gave it a quick wash to remove any lose hair strands . I left it to dry naturally and it kept all its curls and shape. The main difference in a lace front and a normal wig is the lace bit you have to cut off. Cutting the lace part was easy enough though I made sure to take my time as the wig was just under £35 with free shipping. I really don't want to mess it up and have to send it wig heaven just like that.





Sooo my experience with my wig wearing it first time was on christmas day, I have popped it on a few times for selfies- cause I had nothing better to do with my time lol.  I found that I really enjoyed wearing the wig the main thing was there was no tight tension around the hair line which can give me a head ache with cosplay or fashion normal wigs . I wore it comfortable for about 12 hours and didnt need to adjust it at all. I also didn't use any lace tape or glue which I do have but I want to get a longer wear out of the wig and might use some of that at a later date but the clips held it pretty much in place the whole day! The other time I wore my wig was a few days in Disney Paris. Again I wore it pretty much all day but then I had not so much fun time  as my face broke out and around my hair like making the lace front itchy along the hair line and upsetting my skin even more. However the wig did stay on even with going on thunder mountain and stayed pretty much in place. I did get annoyed with my wigs parting but I think in general I was kinda annoyed as my skin was playing up. 

Over all I do like this wig , I adore the colours in it. It has been a learning curve as I never used on or had one and I know now to pick shorter lengths and side parting styles over the middle parting ones. I also would say that I will for sure like to try other wigs and brands as well as get my hands on a few other colours and styles.




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?!)

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

How to dress Kawaii- casual everyday style

Making your style or outfit more Kawaii, for me comes naturally.Also it can be pretty easy adding simple things to your outfit for that little flare of Kawaii and one of my biggest Kawaii tips is taking an regular outfit that you love and then look to accessories and see how you can use them to change a outfit.

Of course this totally depends in what you wear ! Maybe you are into lolita or fairy kei fashion or maybe you are a cyber goth. So I guess you can apply these suggestions to your own style. I will be using my own style ,which I call Kawaii Fashion - cause I find its a bit of a mix of all kinds and I like to try other styles out as well so best to keep it all under the one umbrella, right?
So lets pick a few things.Well you want your basics and work from there , My basics will be tops, vests, maybe even a jumper depending on the weather, even if am not dressed for an event and its a normal school day. I will take the basic tops and jeans and add kawaii to it. Cause its how I roll.So lets make the example a school run example for us older mature Kawaii lovers. To be honest not many are gona see your outfit cause its gona be covered by your jacket ,even in May there is days am in full waterproofs like I just came back in form the morning catch of fishing with all this wet weather!That aside it really don't matter who see's it, right?

Kawaii style is for every one and still be cute in casual outfits. For me being a 20 something. On the school run. Monday to Friday in all kinds of weather and marching through the fields of muddy puddles, the long grass  and keeping the house  running smoothly all day . Well it some times requires a dress down day so here is a great sample of being really cute but low key !

so here is my run down. I will pick a jumper, at this time I have a thing for pastels and I have a few jumpers that are 3/4 sleeves that have polka dots on them. I think they were about £3 each in Primark last year in the sale. (WIN!) So I have those. Am just gona steal a image from the internet for a visual for you all. (see above.)My Jumpers are more a less the same but no bow - I really want on with a bow!


Right so next I will layer a blouse under this jumper , It can be plain one that has a pop shade of colour or maybe a clash of print , I have some which have lips on them or even hearts which are pretty cute.  Then the last basic make up of the outfit would be in my case Jeans. But you could use a skirt or something like shorts with tights. It's up to you really. I would pick my Jeans and I try and get coloured jeans or washed pastel jeans. Over all you would be left wearing something like this image here. Of course all my images are just samples but pick the colours that work well together.
So far it looks pretty cute . A really simple but Kawaii outfit that you can wear everyday, May it be your day off, a Casual day from wearing OTT Kawaii or Japanese fashion . This is a perfect outfit for them days where you might not want to be crazy in style and can go about your day. I love these fun cute looks that any one can do by buying from high street buys or even online. To add to this  kind of outfit on those days I will pick some funky but Kawaii earrings or some kind of statement necklace to add that pinch of Kawaii ! Such as some cute pom pom earring from Frilly Pops on Esty.



Or anther Idea is something such as Collar clips , maybe a cute set of kittens on the tips of the collar to make your outfit even cuter. Oh and don't forget about Necklaces and Rings as well!

What do you wear as a everyday sort of style. Or do you dress up every day no matter what? What is the Kawaii fashion trends you are loving right know? I will be posting my next Kawaii Style post very soon! So watch this space!

Tartan xox

Monday, 25 August 2014

DIY Kawaii Sneakers

Hey every cutie, have you seen this really cool looking kit!
Its a DIY canvas sneakers Kit , I know I like to get creative and original with my own fashion but this is pretty smart , think of all the Kawaii and cute possibility's !  Kyaa!!
I mean you could paint your own styles or loved Kawaii characters and really have some personal one of a kind shoes. 


At the moment this company are looking for folk to help kick start this really cool idea so I hunted out the links for you all and suggest you check them out.
I would love to be able to style my own sneakers, Plus they would be really cute for all kinds of J- Fashion!
Check out the link below and have a good look for yourselves, Do you think this could become a fun and creative thing? I know a lot of artists do these sort of services to paint your shoes for you but this would be so much fun. I bet my chibi bean would want to take part in the painting.
What do you guys think - Kawaii DIY Sneakers Kits? Least you don't need to worry about collecting supplies form all those crafty shops.

More information can be found on this link for you all here :
http://rockyourkicks.org/








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