Showing posts with label insight. Show all posts
Showing posts with label insight. Show all posts

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Skin Care Masks.

Hey every one. How are you all doing? I've been pretty much under the weather so much so I had to visit my GP. ( Doctor.) Yeah  not much fun but hey am on the mend! Thank goodness. So here we are in JUNE! I felt like May was such a long month and it dragged!
Any way to start of the month of June and with keeping in the healthy and TLC of ones self I found something really cool online. I was wanting to cheer myself up and came across a website that sell masks- face masks. Now I LOVE those paper masks that are dripped in magical lotions and when I found this I had to treat myself to them.
This is by a company on Facebook called MaskGenie who do a parcel of masks each week like a bundle of mixed kinds and send it out to you.

So it came at the total of around £11 with shipping and took about 2 weeks to get to the UK from China,ame by China post and I was delighted to get my parcel the other day. I got a mix of skin treatments to try and even the Snail mask! (eww.)
I got 10 masks in total and was very happy with my purchase and it is more of your Asian brands of Face / Skin care. Inside my parcel my masks were all tied up in a red net like bag. The other thing is I have never tried any of these masks which is nice cause I love trying new beauty items.  Most of them are the paper sheet style and the others are a wash off mask and a few are the jelly like collagen styles. 

The website was simple to use and easy to work. I really am looking forward to using my new masks - just what the beauty doctor ordered. I have already tried two since getting my order which were amazing. Mind you its not the most attractive thing to have on your face but after my skin felt so much better!

Even though May dragged out a fair bit for me I was showered with a couple of gifts for my anniversary by Mr and to my delight I got a very cute looking Hello Kitty bead style watch and a pink heart dress ring  which matches it well and is utterly adorable. I felt like a princess wearing my ring and watch haha.





Am looking forward to what June brings me and with any luck the UK shall get some summer like weather (Please!) If you want to keep up regularly with me don't forget to check out my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Tartanxox

Friday, 6 March 2015

It's all about Kawaii Wigs insight/ review - Candy Kei Wigs

Hey every one!
I think some of you might have noticed a lot going on in my little Kawaii world. I have had such an exciting year so far. And I know it's just going to keep on getting better.

As many of you are aware am a keen wig wearer. I love my wigs. Wigs have been my must have things since I came across them and with not being able to dye my hair - I now can have any shade of colour I wish for. I love wearing wigs and they can really bring an outfit together and make  a outfit pop. It has been a long term wish for me to do some kind of related work with them. Which is why, I review a lot of wigs and would hunt about looking for wig online shops.
This year I have been asked work in collaboration with the UK retailer Cutesy Kink who have announced their own line of wigs called '' Candy Kei.''  I was sent a sample wig to try out and was required to send back feed back on my thoughts on the wigs. which I can say my feed was all positive.  The sample wig was great lovely shade, nice shape and no problems at all as well it was priced well too in the online store. I really put it through some testing from being worn out about about to rough handling , styling and brushing. I was really happy with the product.  I have even washed the wigs even though they are brand new but to put them through the test the wig didn't lose any shape or body.  As said really put them through a lot to test them, pulling at them seeing how strong they were and checking how neat the insides were. And with all of that barely any loss of wig fibres! And soon was super excited to know they were going forward to sell the wigs after hearing my feed back. YAY!



Then the most exciting opportunity came about. Which was Me, yes ME to be the new model and face of the wig range. With this being something I have been wanting to do ,since I came across wigs.  I want to share how fashionable and kawaii wigs can really be. In the past I enter contests but I was never one to win with'' likes'' cause at the end of the day I am not as popular as the others who took part, Or it might of meant to travel over seas or the company's was not interested in me cause am not very model like. That aside I was really excited about being asked.



You might go on to then think my reviews on the wigs will be biasses cause am modelling them but  that is not the case , they are good wigs for the money . Cutesy Kink and I have done 3 sets of shoots now and each wig has been amazing to work with, Easy to care for and to wear on set when shooting. The range is growing and its so nice to see a retailer, who cares deeply about J- Fashion to also stock a vast range of wigs that can go hand and hand with the styles and fashions. (Oh an of course every day wear and day to day styles as well! ) I think this is a added bonus as some company's might not share such a passion . It is also a delight to a UK retailer selling wigs that you can trust!
Anyway I really wanted to share my thoughts on the new wigs and share my new project.

Till later's!
Tartan
xox

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

What's in your Kawaii Make up bag? - Make up revolution


Hey every one today's post is about new items I have added to my Kawaii make up bag drawer. I wanted to invest in some nice natural shades, and face make up products that would be used for my new project with the Candy Kei wigs from Cutesy Kink. So I want to find and use some products that were high street accessible and at on a low budget, As it not my every day sorta make up . But some thing that is good enough to achieve a Japanese style make up look.  Yup I will have to get used to wearing different styles of make up. So I been hearing a lot about Make up Revolution and decide after hearing and reading reviews to give it a shot.



 I picked up a few items. 2 items I picked were the Focus and Fix liquid concealer, what?! Every girl needs these just in the case of emergences, I also ran out of my old ones and had to replace them any ways, Nothing really much to say about these, they just do the job they need to do and can be purchased in 6 shades at the nice little price of £2 each. Not to shabby.

The other item was a palette called cover and conceal I got this by mistake *GASP!* I picked up the wrong damm shade in the shop I got the light palette when I should of got Medium for my complexion! However am super lucky my sister has very pale skin so I will be letting her have my light palette ,as it will be no used to me. Funny, she is very pale yet am very olive in skin tones. So I can not pass on my Kawaii wisdom on that product but I have ordered the correct shades  at £6 each and 2 little extra items as well. -Whoops- But I did take picturesof the light shade to share with you all!




So yeah haha my bad about getting the wrong shade huh?! Anyway moving on the other items I got were a also face products,One was a blusher and the other a contour kit, the contour kit is called I (heart) Make up,Definition  I picked is in the medium shades again, its powder of 3 colours to create that contour effect on the face with the use of highlighting /definition  or Highlight Bronzer and Blusher all in one palette. I have used a Sleek one in the past but found the highlighter to be WAY TOO shimmery, but looking at this one its not as shimmer I much as I feared it would be.Am all for glitter and shimmer but it looks odd when its OTT! 




I look forward to using this item the other item I already said is a Blusher- I had my eyes on this item when I saw them on the facebook page and wanted to get my hands on one. I (Heart) Make up- Blushing Heart in Peachy. I of late have been playing about with more peach tones on my cheeks, This item has 3 shades in one that blend well. I liked the texture and colour this gave to my checks when I tested it this morning its very soft powder to the touch and silky like. I am so glad to have this cause its huge and its super kawaii in its heart shape and packaging. Extra points there! So I can see this becoming a fave of mine. And you get tons for your money at only £4.99!



Moving on to the final item, I picked a eye shadow palette, that has 18 shades to pack from - 6 are matt shades. I really liked the rusty looking shades on this . Its called 'Run Boy Run.'
I think there is a nice mix and range to pick from. They all seem well coloured shades when I did some swatches them without a primer and they are silky smooth to the touch and very pretty and seem pretty full of colour. I will try these out with some eye make up later this week and see how long staying the power is on these. But for only £6 you cant not really go wrong , for 18 shades.




The only thing I don't like, is those damm sponge appliers! I personally favour the brush tool any day! I think I can have some fun with these the only shades I really dislike is the purple-ish shade that looks more of black with bits of purple glitter. It be nice to have a rusty purple shade by hey ho to only dislike one shade, is not bad (imo.) The over sized mirror it pretty handy and when you pack this away its slim enough to say take away on a weekend trip or holiday.

Any way I hope this gave you a insight to the products and  a glimpse to the products I will be useing in my up coming products.
Till later
Tartan
xox



Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Lime Crime-Kawaii make up review

Ah finally, getting round to a new review blog post yay!

So this posts review is about my latest purchase of products by Lime Crime. A product that is made in the USA and known for its bright colourful shades and tones. I have come across Lime Crime in the past and always liked the look of the brightly  products but never really got around to purchasing them -manly because I didn't know if I could in the UK or not. However in the end I did realise I could get the products on ebay and a few UK online make up shops or just ordering from Lime Crime in the USA its self. So far I have tried all these methods and not had any issues with shipping or such. So I know if I can not get it on one of these ways I can with a other.- great stuff.
So what did I get?!
The 1st product I ordered was one of the Velvetines, I picked the pink one as the red one was out of stock everywhere or I had to play way over the odds for one! But I like pink and wanted to try it- I heard a lot about this product about how amazing it is and how bright and colourful the shades are.
I also heard and read many reviews on how long lasting the product were when on the lips which really took my interest. Also the Velvetines are a Gloss product that dry into a matt once on.
I was super over the moon when I item came and I fell in love with the product packaging and the product itself. I knew from that point I had to get myself some more of the Velvetines. I now have the following , Pink Velvet, Utopia and Red Velvet. And I love them all.

Why do I like these? I love the long lasting colour, I barely have to touch up my lip make up as its like the stuff is bullet proof , Kiss proof and compared to other bright colours there was barely a trace of any left lip mark on my mugs of tea or on toast! I love the colours and the fact its a matt finish. I also noted they had a nice scent to them as well.I did find it was hard to get them perfectly lined with the brush that they come with so I use a lip brush to outline my lips when I use these. I am not personally keen on shiny gloss looks on my lips so these are perfect for me!Moving on to the other products I ordered 3 Unicorn lipsticks in the end, I really wanted to try them to see how they matched up to the Velventines.





 The colours I ordered were, Airborne unicorn which is a purple - Lavender shade. Centrifuschia  which is a fushica like pink shade. The other one being Pink Planet which is more of a baby pink pastel shade.Pinks and reds are more my sort of colours but I found the ones I have got in the past have not being bold in colours even in a pastel shade so I wanted to test these out to see if I get the shades I wanted on my lips.The 1st time I tried them I fell in love with Centrifuschia I love the colour and it applied well, don't need to much colour might I add to get this shade in its full glory.As for the others well its a bit of a love hate feeling with Airborne unicorn, I personally love the look of it but am not sure if I really suit it, I feel its a bit weird in tone on my lips I did find if I apply it very lightly I get a better tone but its a hard one to use, -just my thoughts there or I am not applying it right! haha! Again seems to be the same with the pink planet all the pastel shades maybe? But again applying them lightly seems to work well .All of the lipsticks are all scented in a lovely vanilla smell. Over all I do like these but have to really apply with care and thought. 


The last item I got was a eye liner in reason a slivery glittery shade its a lovely eyeliner and glides on with ease when used. Its not very noticeable but then I have not really used it for a over all look yet. I would love to try 2 other shades one being blue milk and a purple shade one. I will be trying out the new Venus Palette full of really nice shades of eye-shadows that took my interest- I hunted high and low for other brands offering same kinds of shades but nothing has turned up close so I went ahead to treat myself to this so am rather excited.

Over all what do I think of the products? I think you get a lovely kawaii looking product that gives lovely shades and a variety of bright bold and pastel shades, they might not be for every one. I guess I might buy some other shades in the Velventines as they are my fave so far. I do find they are quite pricey but not as crazy as high end priced brands. I would like to see new shades and variety. I would recommend the Velventines over the lipsticks personally. I do however love my purchased products so far! 


What do you think of these products- should I do a video review on these? Do any of you want to see these on me then check out my Instagram here !!
Leave your comments below!
Keep it Cute xox

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Cute Japanese Fashion Haul review.


Hey every one, This post is a Fashion review on a parcel of goodies I got in the post. All the items are from Cute Japanese Fashion  who part sponsored me in this review.
So I put a order in on Thurday last week,and my order came a few days later (Saturday.)

 The site is easy to use and its easy to find items. I like the wish list where you heart the items and can keep them saved and then later buy them when you have the money. It's maybe too handy haha.  So I ordered 2 wigs (love wigs.) and one top and a jumper.  There is a nice selection to look and and pick from and its easy to find the stuff in your size. Most items listed on the site have been changed into UK sizes and are a range from size 6- 14.

Again the wigs are a new thing which they do not have to much of a collection but it seems to be growing each week with a few wigs added.





So here is my haul of goodies  It always exciting to get stuff in the post, I would like to point out that the wigs do come with a wig cap and they are currently being posted out to me - its nice to get good customer service! As I said I got a jumper , top and 2 wigs.


I can say the items are true to the stock images on the site , so no worries there.
As I have ordered from the store in the past, I know the stuff is pretty long lasting and one of my tops I got ages ago is still my fave one ,its a a top with stripes and a red heart on it. You most likely have seen it on facebook somewhere in my photos.

So the tops, one is a Black Milk Logo one with pink and sunny yellow paint blobs on it. Paint ball, any one? I really liked this one cause as much as I adore being all Kawaii Queen I like the street sorta look too.
Its a 3/4 sleeve top in white with the Logo and its a pretty long one in length. It is pretty thin so you could wear a tank top under it or keep it for summer days or holidays. Either way I really like it. Its Price is £10.99
I would say it s size 8-14 cause its super baggy and lots of space.


 The other item was the Jumper top. Its really cute , Its a thin jumper which is great for summer nights or those slightly chilly days, again colder months I would throw a tank top under it. Scotland is always cold. You think I would be used to the cold - haha! I love the Black little hearts all over the jumper its very cute and I feel as a Kawaii moma, I could wear this every day or causal for picking the Chibi bean up at pre-school and not stand out to much from the other mum's...(kinda haha) 
This one I would say size wise is about a 8- 12 with a bit of room to slip on a t-shirt under it. Its price is £15.99.


I also got 2 new wigs the first one is a Blonde wig its a short straight one. I liked the colour of it and its price is £10.99. Its quite a shocker being Jet black and putting on a Blonde wig. I like its style. The shade, its more of a warm blonde and its not the most natural looking shade. I have noticed all the wigs are pretty light weight and not heavy when worn. I found this wig a bit shiny for my taste and am not overly keen on the bangs/ fringe. It might just be me but am not use if it suit me at all. However is cute fun and really quirky , I would say its more a cosplay style wig, maybe. Am not sure. But for the price its a pretty cute wig.


The second wig- OMG its soo cute, I saw this one ages ago and was like , its so adorable I gotta have it!
The wig is  £17.99 the main stock image shows it in twin tails that have been plated but I can say its the same colour as the stock image baby blue and baby pink and its a lose curls style style. Again its light weight and I just love the colours . Even though its pastel shades its not as shiny as the blonde one. I have noticed the fibres are a bit thinner but at that price you can not go wrong. Talking with knowledge here as I have shed out up to £50 for wigs, I would say these wigs are well priced for the products you are getting.

So over all am super happy with my items, the service and such from Cute Japanese Fashion. I would love to see more personal touches to my orders ( but that is me being fussy haha) . It is a online store I would recommend if you are looking for some cute mature looking items and the wigs are a lot of fun too.

So here are some Kawaii photos I took with my items to let you see them worn and on.





Any way I hope you all like my blog post and I should have a video up in the next few days!

Till next time
Tartan
x

Monday, 30 June 2014

Kawaii Club June unboxing

Hello every cutie, am super sorry, That I have not been able to blog as much as I have wished too . Many things just get in the way,such is life. I shall try and blog more from now on! I hope you are all well and do you have plans for summer brake?
Today's Post is the un-boxing of the Kawaii Club for this month! Yay!
So let's take a look inside and see what surprises are in the box this time.


Gah!! My cat has been on my sofa again, I do apologise for the Cat hair images. 
 so annoying!
Any way as you can see there looks like alot of sweet treats inside this box and a hint of Rilakkuma too.

*swoon* I am completely addicted to Rilakkuma and friends, mainly the yellow chick Kiirotori right now, I just love how funny and cute he is. (might be a she am not sure.) So what's in the box this month?!


As you can see there is quite a few sweet items!


I found a super cute charm , a sweet deco style one. Am not sure what kind of cake its meant to be as am not familiar with Japanese Cakes, but its one you can hang off your phone or if you are like me and don't have the loop on your phone - I attach mine to my keys or my bags, this one is on my camera kit bag.

There is also a roll of Japanese washi tape, very cute and I love washi tapes they come in handy for everything! I use mine for my pen pal letters to seal them tight and for wrapping up Christmas and gifts up , especially if I know they love kawaii stuff it goes down a treat with friends . This one has cute little presents all over it! Cute~


Wooah! Yay, how cute is this sweetie!, a Korilakkuma wearing a cute pink rainbow and star jumper! Kyaaa so sweet, it also has a suction cup on it so it can hang from windows and or even your mirror.It's so soft and full of cuddles.



On to the sweeties/ Candy. One item was a mystery item so you could end up with a surprise so am guess my grape flavoured whistle toy candy , the toy part is a free toy in the pack and mine was a spinning top, I still cant make whistle noise form the candy though -Fail-. So am guessing this one is the surprise one. The other sweet's are a Large pack of Peko lollipops from Japan. I have never tried these am not a big Sweetie fan myself but I will try them. 


 The Last item is a serving spoon it came in Hello kitty or Rilakkuma, as you can see I got Rilakkuma, who seems to be enjoying something to eat in the image. Its very cute indeed .I don't often have folk over for likes of meals or dinners so there is not much need for a serving spoon , since its a large size. However I plan on using it for those times where you plan on eating the whole tub of ice-cream yourself. Hehe!  And having it placed in my kitchen for show.  

I hope you enjoyed your insight to this months Kawaii Club unboxing.
Tartan <3





Monday, 12 May 2014

Kawaii Mummy-Ideas for little ones fun meal times!

Hello every Cutie and Kawaii mummy out there!
Today I will be letting you into some of my Kawaii secrets for ideas for little ones meals! Yep this is a post for all you kawaii Mummys out there! 

Some times it really hard to get our little chibi-cuties to eat their meals - we all have and all will go through this stage or stages of them not wanting what we put in front of them...huhuh. But don't worry its only a phase,So please don't stress your self's out, I found after stressing out over wasted food and tears. That you just have to go with the flow!

So today I thought that I would share these ideas that  would be at least a a few ideas for food for your little chibi's! Am going to start off with the idea to pick super cute cutlery plates and cups too, I have found all cute characters in your local supermarket from Hello kitty to Mickey mouse. It's good to pick the characters your little one knows of to help make it look all about more encouraging and appealing for them to use.

Or why not get it in lots of rainbow colours in your cutlery! We have lots or pretty rainbow shades of forks and knifes in our kitchen drawer that I bought from the seasonal out doors summer sections (plastic picnic sets!) Such a clever idea! This some times really helps encourage little ones to use their own cutlery .

Preparing food-

The other idea I like to do is with the use of being a bit arty and kawaii is with the use of the cookie cutter, you can come up with so many ideas with simple shapes to kawaii character shapes! If you don't have a Cookie cutter even using a scone cake cutter can make circle shapes or why not just cut up the food in to shapes.

Say good bye to dull square toast in the morning's and say 'Hello' to Kitty and some '' Love'' heart Marmite toast- yum! Its me that likes the Marmite 

Top- Tip ,If your little chibi is old enough , let them help get meal times ready! It can be very stressful if you are in a hurry but if you can give them the time to help , you may find they enjoy eating something that they have made for them self! It can be as simple as spreading their own toast!

As well as using cookie cutters, mould trays bento rice moulds can all be used to create a interesting looking meal. Why not decorate the meal on the plate and make a picture too?!

Encourage little chibi's to take part in making the pictures however sometimes the cute food pictures might not work so try cutting food up in small pieces or even grate food. And with a bit of imagination, who would say no to a Cheese (Grated) hill. My chibi loves to grate her own cheese.

Making food look fun can make it super Kawaii too! It's all about presentation!


Why not find food stamps with shapes these sandwiches look soo yummy!
Oh and don't forget to cut up the ham, cheese fruit, veggies to go inside the sandwiches too!
You can find lots of ideas form bento box websites and all over the internet , take what you want from the sites and apply it you your own ideas as it do not need to be all about Japanese food, you can pick the foods you and your chibi's love to eat and make them look so cute.
Home pack lunches for the little ones and Kawaii lovers alike will love these ideas or  why not make picnics out and about  kawaii and use bento food pickers or dividers will add lots more fun and cuteness to meals! Oh and dont' forget to make sure your lunch containers are cute looking too!!
For some encouragment for chibis at school pack lunches check these cute memos to add into the lunch box for them Link here!
Till next time!
Tartan