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

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



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

Saturday, 25 April 2015

A mission to find liquid to matt lipsticks- review

 Hey every one.
Todays post is a insight/ review on my mission to find some new liquid to matt finish Lipsticks. As some of you know I loved my Limecrime ones as much as I loved the product I didn't really like the company behind it. ( Drama and all. Dis all am saying.) So it has taken me months to track down and find something just as good or maybe even better!
One place I found thanks to the wonders of Instagram was a indie small brand called Make Up Monsters.  
What I soon found was the range of colours rivalled many companies in shades. Which took my interest as I was looking for more shades than just plain red and pink.


So many to pick from , Any way this wee store are is in America and Ship worldwide. A word of warning though this place sells out fast! Crazy fast- I was lucky to order 2 products one day and then the next day a other 2 as they did a restock each day and then had to await till the next one. ( April 25th.)  New shades are coming out and even gloss lippy products too. I already have got 4 more on order too!



Anyway my orders were the following products Nefarious, and Cherimoya . A darkish purple and a nude pink. The Colours are lovely and the texture of the products are light to wear. I found them very very long lasting, but you need to let them dry fully.  I did find the product seemed less gloopy than other brands who have tried ( and failed.)  On the liquid to Matt lipsticks.
I love the purple you can make it really dark if you layer it on and the pink is a sweet simple nude that is really cute.




The other 2 product shades where on the brown shade of things, Now I ordered my items 1 day apart and for some reason my 2nd parcel came a whole 2 weeks after my 1st one came- LOL!
What?
Thankfully they provide shipping and tracking on your orders. Also there was a 5-10 business delay due to the owner having a baby! Which is understandable. And every one who has been a customer seems to be a loyal one and every one says everything good about this place. The shades Talk dirty to me is a dark brow maybe a dupe for Salem from LC? It's very rich in colour and the other shade is a nude brown called Sedona a dupe for Cashmere?. All the colours need only one coat and apply very well. They are long lasting but would avoid oily stuff as it removed some of my dark brown lippy shade but not much.

Over all I really love my purchases and the products, I hope to buy many more of these in different shades. I do still like JSC liquid to matt but something is nice coming from a small company and they have more shades to pick form. They are some thing to check out if you like the matt finish.
Again these barely need a touch up , maybe a slight touch up is needed after food. And they are very rich in colour. The cost for one of these not inc shipping is around £9 and the shipping is about £7.
Which is a not bad price as your UK ones on in high street brands are around £3-5 and your high end ones are about £13. I would say these are high end products at a good price!

I give them a 10/10 rating cause the lady that runs the store is so nice and the products are just awesome. Do you like Liquid to Matts or the Matt finish lippys? Tell me the products you like in the comments.

Tartan xox

Monday, 2 March 2015

Maison de Moggy ~Edinburghs Cat Cafe

Last weekend I went with some friends of mine to Maison de Moggy. Edinburgh Cat Cafe 1st Cat cafe opened and soon as I heard about it I had to go. Now if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you might have seen some photos already but its Cats! Am such a Cat person. So yes, Cat cafe...
what is it? Well it is just a normal cafe but while you eat and drink you get to enjoy the company of furry babies as most of the cats, who were very young and looked so tiny to me as my own cat is 6 this year and is a huge tom. 
There was a small selection of cakes, treats and drinks and no the cats are not near the food , all the food is sealed away from the cats. The rules are simple- once in shoes off and disinfect your hands. No waking up the sleepy kitty's or picking them up.


Apart form that you can enjoy your booked time - we booked for 2 hours.-with your new furry friends. The cats were content and happy in the cafe which the staff or 'Cat Nanny's' have created into a very calm environment for the cats.  There is plenty toys and climbing activies for the cats to amuse them selfs and they get lots of love and attentions from the customers and the Cat Nanny's on watch. They have lots of room to roam about in. There was also a down the stairs was a second room where 2 cats were found and seemed to be having a sleepy day where the more active cats were upstairs having all the fun. I think one was Coco who was a black British  short haired cat, All the breeds were pedigrees. From Ragdolls to Bangles.



There was lots of places for a Cat nap or a place for the Cats to get away and have some me - time alone away from customers. Lots of hiding places to play and jump out on each other too.
All the Cats were friendly once they got used to you and some would be happy to sit on your lap for a cuddle and pet, where others were game for chasing toys or string around the room.



I loved seeing all the cat like towers and climbing frames to keep them active and happy, its like a Kittys playground wonderland. Also there was plenty beds for the cats to curl up on and sleep.The current location is not a permanent place for the Cafe - they will be moving later this year but it was only a 5-10mins bus ride from Prince's Street.


Over all I enjoyed my visit to the cat cafe, it was very relaxing, delightful and lots of fun, more so because I went along with my kawaii girls and we all had a giggle wearing cat ears and most of us ended up in pastels, the Staff loved our cat ears. For some reason I thought it would of be a noisy busy place but no it was purrrfact. I can not wait to return, to play with the kitties again and would love to take some other friends to share the experience.  If you love cats and cake and looking for a nice place to chill out with the fur babies then this is the place for you!


Till next time!

Tartan
xox


Friday, 16 January 2015

Tsum Tsums and Duffy bear!

I way going to add this in with my last post but deicide to put this in on its own post .
So while I was in Disney I had a few missions. I got to meet my fave character Donald Duck but sadly the numbers of Cast were low at this time of year so I never got to find Duffy the Disney bear.
-boo- hoo! * sobs* 
Instead I took to my shopping missions. Obtain a Duffy bear plushie was high on the list...Until I walked into the Disney store in the village and my senses broke ..Tsum tsums everywhere!


sorry for the messy room!lol!
 I really had to stop myself and keep my mind on track about Duffy. (Check out my last post about Tsum Tsums and the game here and over at Cyten.) Well after parting with my money I got my hands on a darling Duffy bear. ( A Bear Minnie made for Mickey Mouse there is a few versions of his back story.) Who seems to be very popular in Japan. Many do not even know about Duffy Bear! Any way with that one off my list. Then to my great surprise while finding a Marie plush for my chibi bean 

we found a cute one with a paris theme to it and of course a matching Duffy in the sales soo...I had to have it too. I guess we looked a right pair swinging our Paris themed Duffy and Marie around the park as we walked about haha!

I will also up front and be honest I totally caved in and started to buy a Tsum tsum...which led to a other one and anther...yeah...Whoops!

So before I left for my trip I had 4 Minnie Mickey , Donald and Daisy...I came back with well a lot and I already have one on order as well. So when I got home from our trip a little parcel was awaiting me. ( Marie) I decided since they were so tiny and cute and would not take up to much space. I wanted the characters of those who I like and also met at Disney. Makes sense..right?

And the fact they are to cute to not buy I got a fair few as the UK do not stock them so might as well when in Paris. 
Can you see me trying to convince myself I made the best mature logical reasonable answers on why I must buy these now?








 When I was drooling and falling in love with all the characters as Tsum Tsum's My hubby pointed out the bigger ones and that's when I came face to face with my hero Donald Duck in the arms of my Hubby. I not sure , I swear he backed away from me or it might of been my excitement  playing games on my mind - haha. So to my delight I also became a proud owner of a big Tsum of Donald duck! YAY!


With being away and coming back , I noticed how much I have neglected my Kawaii room so since coming back I have been looking for new shelving ideas and ways to display my Kawaii treasures .I love having my items on display . They become inspiration for my Kawaii ways and Blog.

What do you think of Tsum's and Duffy bear?
How do you display your collections and what way do you set them up?

Keep it kawaii!
Tartan.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Tartan Kawaii in DisneyLand


Hey guys, am back. well I was not away very long but it me it felt like I have been away a life time, I have started 2015 with some Disney magic and adventure.

 I and my little family went to the wonderful world of Disney- A dream I have had since I was a kid. Though mind you I was a complete kid while I was at Disney. But then I think every one is who goes to Disney. I went to Disney Euro in Paris and had a mission to meet many characters and get many photos as possible. Donald Duck being high up on my list! 
I love Donald Duck.
So I could go on and on about how much fun and exciting the place is but am not going to, am gona be honest.... THE PLACE IS FRIGGEN AMAZING! I really loved it, however with taking Chibi bean it had a lot of draw backs from long waits with grumpy child or a hungry child or a child throwing a tantrum..oh wait. No that was me throwing the tantrum on the way home cause I really did not want to leave. lol

I think my highlights were just being there, hunting down and finding Donald duck and getting a photo with him. Meeting both Mickey Mouse and Minnie and being able to buy lots of cute things to add to my kawaii collecting. As well as spending lots of time together with my little family and having fun.
So here are some of my phone photos ones I took.
*Image heavy* 




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




Monday, 1 December 2014

Hello Kitty Christmas - Cute decorations and Kitty Tree

Hello December!

You know what that means right? yeah its that time of year when it takes me over 3 to 4 hours putting up decorations for Christmas, I like to have my decorations up from the start of the month to Christmas for the little ones enjoyment. This is the 4th year of my Kawaii Tree decorations being put up and displayed. Every year I add to my tree, this year I have made Christmas decorations by myself and added a 2nd tree and yup its pink too! I already am wanting a bigger tree for next year and more lights. he-he! I love Christmas!
So if you are a friend and loyal follower you will know not to expect a traditional Tree - nope not at all! I do a Hello Kitty Christmas tree . This year I have added more Hello Kittys and lots more Pink!
*Image Heavy*
Enjoy!





 My over all Tree and baby tree surrounded by Kitty-ness. Kyaaa~


Can you guess how many Kitty's and Kitty themed things are in my tree? Check out the close ups! Kawaii.








I always enjoy putting up my Tree, I think it was more fun this year as I was placing on my own handmade Kitty baubles I made and I put the Rilakkuma ones on the little pink tree,to let it have some of it's very own Kawaii touch too.

Are you making a kawaii tree or having a kawaii Christmas? If you are I want to see your photos too! I would love to see your Christmas trees! Are you asking for gifts that will be Kawaii too? If so I really hope that you will get many wonderful gifts from your loved ones.
And if I do not get the chance to blog before I will say it now!
Have a Kawaii Christmas every one! Hope it is a great one for you!

Tartan Kawaii xox