Sunday, 30 September 2012

Tartan Neko Maid


So I got my new wig last week...
I felt rather brave getting a Bright Blonde wig.
I never ever had blonde in my hair even as bright a blonde as this one.The wig I got was form the Lock Shop,Can not recommend this Store enough,More so know sadly Dreamy Stores has shut down.

TT__TT

So I will be so I will be most likely shopping at the Lock shop as I get most of my wigs there anyway.
It was interesting trying to pick a outfit to go with my new wig as I had to tone down on harsh colours of make up which is something I'm not used too,I also teamed it up with my new Kitty Ears with pearls on them and with my new Plushie Called Happy Kitty and transformed myself into a Neko (Cat) Maid.
I wore a off-brand Black and white JSK with a blouse and my hand made maid apron that I use a lot hence why there is a few marks on it from all my cooking and baking,That I do!
^ ^'



Happy Kitty is so cute and soft.Can you see the pin badge too?
Nyan Nyan Nyan!
 Review of wig from Lock Shop,
The wig is lovely and soft to touch,The fibres are silky and smooth,The wigs are so easy to look after too!
The service is great no hassles and the postage is good too.
The Store owner seeks out only the best for the quality of the wigs and you in safe hands with the Lock shop.You also get a complementary Wig cap with your order.
The Blonde colour is like a light bleach platinum blonde that fades into a powder pink.
The Wigs are light to wear and pass for real natural hair.
You can also cut in Bangs/Fringes or thin it out to a side swept look which I did.
I love this fun cute wig!
^V^

I ordered my Happy Kitty after finding the page on a group and feel completely in love with the Happy Kitty.
I had to get one and at such a great price!
There is also a ton of SUPER KAWAII KITTY goodies in there shop!
Kawaii~
Here is the Links!


Stay super Kawaii
Tartan 
x


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Tartan Goodies!


Hello My Kawaii Lovers!
Nya!

I got some Kawaii Goodies of late and been dying to show them off but I had a horrible cold.
TT_TT

Taken a few days to recover and get back to myself,Also have had disrupted nights of sleeps due to Chibi bean teething,so the mix of those has not been much fun or Kawaii !

My 1st set of goodies is from 
Kimchi Kawaii
I got a Kawaii baby purple bat ring that's to go with my Halloween cord of cute but creepy fun lolita look,It will match my new bat hair clips and necklace from Cute Creations.


I got some stickers and a cute panda pin!
^__^

Also I ordered from
There is Tons of Cute things from there too!


My very own Nyan Cat necklace!
Id love some one to make a Nyan Scarf for me!

I also Ordered from Hello Kitty4U.
A fab kitty shop thats online.
Ive ordered many a times from them to feed my hello kitty obsession!
However this time I only got 2 non hello kitty thinks kinda one being a bow shape ring and 
The very cute Bear known as Rilakkuma!


SO cuuuuute!
Cant wait to snuggle up with Rilakkuma with these long dark nights ahead.
I also have got my newest wig too.
However I will be waiting till I am 100% better and have some time to take some photos of my new hair!
*^__^*

Let me know if you have been spending on some Kawaii goodies from the above shops!
Or do you have any shops you can recommend to feed my love of all things Kawaii!
Stay Super Kawaii
Tartan
x




Friday, 21 September 2012

Kimich Kawaii!



  Have you checked out Kimchi Kawaii?
I found them in a facebook group where there is a bunch of Kawaii creative artists.So I thought it would be nice to introduce you to Kimchi Kawaii's Owner.

Tell us a little about your self :
''I've been running Kimchi Kawaii for 4 years now. Started it off with mostly my designs and then branched out into crafted items which caused me to start a sub brand called Frosted Fleur de Lis. Cause you know, working a full time job and doing a side business for one brand wasn't enough!
I asked Kimich kawaii a few questions about their business adventures





There is a range of Goodies that Kimchi kawaii have to offer!


How cute is this bat...I may have bought it...
*SQWEEE!*

Jewellery, Charms and Kawaii Accessories
Click Here to buy in the mean time as they will be setting up a new online shop!
You can find the main page Here.
And for Prints and design Link here.


Tartan meets Kimich Kawaii Interview

Lets ask Kimich Kawaii some nosiy questions 
*^_^*

Hello Kimich Kawaii can you tell us what was it that inspired you to build a business?




I've always loved doing art and knew it was something I wanted to do for a living. I heard about print on demand businesses like Cafe Press and Zazzle and figured that was a great way to get my designs out to the world.


What's the meaning being the Brand names? they are very usual.


My main brand actually used to be called Soy Happy. I was just figuring out the whole business thing and didn't do a search to find out if that name was already being used and it was. I was contacted by the trademark holder (very politely I might add) and I agreed to stop. I had only had it for one year at that point and my marketing attempts had all failed so I wasn't particularly attached to it. Plus, people were thinking it was a Spanglish thing since 'soy' is the first person conjugation for 'to be'. They thought I was meaning 'I am happy' and mixing languages. So then I came up with Kimchi Kawaii because I'm Korean and doing Japanese inspired 'kawaii' art.

Frosted Fleur de Lis was the winner of two names I came up with from me throwing a bunch of words together that I liked the sound of and making sure no one had the name already, lol! All I knew was that since most of my crafts are sweet/sugary, I wanted something that reflected that. I also had a cooler logo idea for Fleur than my other name idea 


Wow that is so interesting!
What style would you say your aiming for in your products?

Definitely kawaii style. I kind of keep my Kimchi Kawaii stuff more simplistic and generally happy and full of bad puns. I like to make people laugh. Frosted Fleur is more pastel, sweets style, aimed at lolitas and people who just like sweet things.


What would you say inspires you the most?

People who can do their art full time inspire me - not just kawaii artists, any artist who has reached that level. That is my dream.


Where do you see your self in the next few years?

Hopefully, spending more time with Kimchi and Fleur and less time in the office at my full time job. Would like to be able to attend anime cons and sell at them all over the place, even different countries.


Do you have any hopes or achievements you wish to do with your business?


I think it would be so cool to be walking around and run into a complete stranger wearing one of my designs that they purchased from my online shop. My REALLY crazy day dream is that Gwen Stefani of No Doubt would like my stuff.
Seriously, I would just like my brand to be more recognized. It would be really fun to learn how to draft my own patterns so I could sell my fabric designs as Lolita dresses and stuff through Fleur (all I can do right now is put them up in Spoon flower and hope DIY lolitas buy the fabric as all my dresses are made using commercial, copyrighted sewing patterns so I can't sell my loli dresses).


Tell us then hats the most kawaii things you own?

^__^

Uh, that's a really hard question! I have some super cute plushies I got at some cons and online - like Kitty and Puppy Toasts, Mouse Bread and a super cute melon plushie.

Thank you so much for taking part of the Interview 
Arigatou gozaimasu ^^


So many cute things!
Cant wait to let you all see my new batty kawaii ring!
Stay Super Kawaii
Tartan
x




Thursday, 20 September 2012

Kawaii Kitties!



We are all aware that Miss Kitty White is KAWAII but what other Kitties and other kitty things are also kawaii?

My Kawaii hunt was not that hard.
There is lots of cute cats out there and I've named a few,I can not possibly show every Kawaii Kitty in one post!
One Kawaii Kitty Chi,From Chi's Sweet Home is supper cute and funny to watch,.
I have her in a plush which I got from Keep it Secret and from their Kawaii Club a compact Chi Mirror.




You can watch Chi's adventures on youtube.
The other Anime Kitty I came across is a funny yet kawaii anime Fruit Baskets of one of the main characters Kyo whom is cursed by a family curse of the Zodiac.Its really funny and sweet to watch.


But even cat and kitten prints are in fashion!
\*^_^*/
Check out some of these cute cats in fashion,Id love to have these things!
Kawaii~


Galaxy Kitty print Leggings!
From Glitter for dinner


Kawaii King of Kittys top.
I really want one of those so cute!


Kitty's are pawing their way into cute jewellery too.





The cutie felines have also got into house hold themed items and helpful yet sweet accessories!


Hello Kitty will hold onto your Spec's for you!
Okay I know I was going to avoid miss kitty white but it is very cool and cute!





Chi Compact mirror 


Nyanpire Neko will look make your bento box look extra yummy and cute!




Kawaii Range of Handbags with kitty faces and eyes on the internet too!



Also don't forget about Choco Cat too
I have a few things like pens and notebooks,I simply adore Choco as my own cat looks so like him!
teehee

but this has to be my fave KAWAII Kitty thing!



This lil cutie is pluged into earphone ports of moblie phones...How to make your phone SUPER Kawaii just with with lil guy!
*DROOL!*
FACT Kitties are Kawaii!

Stay super kawaii
Tartan
x

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Tartan meets the lovely Peach Nia



This is the 1st Kawaii Interview on Stay super kawaii,who I will be interveiwing Peach Nia a stunning lady with class and a huge love for animals.Please be gentle its my 1st ever Blog Interview!


*^__^*

''My name is Peach Nia
I live in the north of England with my lovely husband and furbabies.
 I am a huge animal lover, vegetarian and love to make things!

Being such a huge animal lover I loathe animal testing.

I try to educate people about this kindly, without the horror stories or upsetting images, instead through kindness, love and education.


Being a crafty gal I love the idea of creating our own cruelty free products and living as chemical free in our home as we can.I adore making things, all manner of things and all manner of crafts. 

I fell in love with all the japanese cuteness 10 years ago, the fake food with faces theme really captured me. 


My crafts developed so much that I finally had my own website called dollyday.co.uk selling my cute handmade jewellery of fake chocolates and cupcakes etc. I loved it. Sadly due to illness I had to close my site so now I tend to create for friends and family and recently make things for charity which I love.

I like to dip my toe in as many crafts and give them a whirl. 


I can sew, sculpt clay, use resin, crochet and knit although I am a begginer in the last two.Through my blog I also adore to promote other women and companies that really inspire me with their creations.''



Hello Peach,Thank you so much for being my 1st Kawaii person to interview!


*^_^*

 We would love to get to know you more can you tell us more about your furbabies?



I have three gorgeous moggies (Cuba, luna and Oreo)
I have two amazing Chihuahuas (Captain and Levi) They are my babies.
I don't have human children but I feel I have my furry kids and spoil them rotten!! 

They have taught me a lot about love, forgiveness and compassion and how to play!
They astound me, they have such a zest for life and endless love to give.
We can learn so very much from animals.






How do you do your part to help all animals and their charity's?


A portion of my Husband's wages each month go to our charity The Dog's Trust, a wonderful organisation that helps a great deal of dogs get rehomed. 
They never put a healthy dog down and I love the amazing work they do, the education they give out all for dog's health and happiness.


I give to the PDSA, which is a very special charity that helps people on low incomes with vet treatment for their animals. 
There are PDSA hospitals dotted around the country and all funded by donations, no government help, so it really is super important to help them. 
Without them the people on lower incomes could not afford to take their pets to the vets, so those animals would suffer, die or end up in a shelter, so it really is close to my heart to help them.
What I would like to do is create a line of goods (handmade) where all the profits made go to these charities I have mentioned and more animal charities. I would love to fundraise too. I have a few ideas. I'm just getting started.


In What  other ways can we do our bit to help animal Charity's?

I am a big advocator of using cruelty free products.
 I won't go into details but animals are tested on in such vile ways!
;~;
So I use natural ingredients in my home to clean it, like Vinegar, bicarbonate of soda etc. 
I make my own products many times.
I educate others about it on my blog and I support The Hadwen Trust, a very special trust that fights for humane non animal medical testing.
They do such fantastic work, really worth giving support to, if you care for animals.

Tell us, when did you start getting into crafting?

I sadly fell ill with Fibromyalgia a decade ago, so couldn't work. I have a very active mind so crafting was a pefect way to occupy my mind/hands and keep me out of mischeif!
Clay and felt were my first mediums. I made all fake food related items, like cupcakes, chocolates etc.

When was the 1st time you came across the word Kawaii and when did
 you fall in love with Kawaii fake faces with Kawaii expressions?

I first came accross it (the word kawaii ) about 9 years ago online, along with "sweet lolita" and "Japan" etc, I then found out all about the wondeful cuteness of Japan, with all the sweet "food with faces" fake food jewellery and sweetness of fashions, which at the time was a huge relief from all the over sexual images in popular culture.
 The sweet ruffles, cute smiles, knee high socks, it all was very "me" I fell in love with it all. I didn't want to look "sexy" I wanted to look "cute" It aligned with who I was perfectly.








Do you like any anime or anime films?

I love Anime! My favorite is Spirited Away...My Neighbor Totoro and Ponyo. I have a lot of anime I am yet to see though!
I find the animation just beautiful, real eye candy and the stories are magical. They are a great way to escape into fantasy worlds. I just adore them.


Tell me what is your favourite Colour?

My most favorite colour is turquoise. I love it as a hair colour, in clothing, to look at I find it very calming.


Where do you see your self in the next 5 years?

In the next five years I would be thrilled if I had created a line of handmade goods for charity that sell well.
I would love to be doing very well with fundraising.
I would also love to be moved to Brighton by then too.
I would love to be illustrating by then.
Whatever I do and wherever I am in five years.
I and sure it will be where I am supposed to be.


Oh my you are going to be very busy then !
What would you like to achieve one day and what's you biggest Dream?

I have many dreams! I would love to be able to illustrate, be a graphic designer. 
My passionate dream is to really make a difference to animals somehow. 
I want to make a difference in the world! 


Peach you have so much passion for your animals,nothing makes me sad hearing about all those Kawaii animals have no voice to stand up to the abuse and treatment they have to go through.
TT_TT
So Lets give what we can to some charity's that Peach Nia Supports!
Links :

http://alovelylittledeer.blogspot.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/lovelylildeer

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dollyday/sets/72157624328803553/


http://www.pdsa.org.uk/


http://www.drhadwentrust.org/


http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/


http://www.leapingbunny.org/



Stay super Kawaii

Tartan
x



Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Studs Spikes and Skulls

Studs,spikes and skull are all back in fashion!
Good news for you Kawaii Rock chicks!


You can find them every where!

Its a personal love of mine this look,with being a gothic lover at heart,But there is some thing rather cute about this look,more so the over sized t-shirts and floaty ones.
Prints that mix  flowers and skulls with simple prints.



Even Crosses are in with prints I love this sleeveless shirt  its more white/silver and black and its got a long length at the back to team up with some cute leggings.
I could see a lot of j-punk inspiration coming from these trends.




I also think this is a great shirt I wonder what would it look like under a Gothic JSK in Lolita?
Also Come across some Great accessories that Ive found ,again I think these are cute!
I may even buy some of this stuff and explore it with a mix of different fashions and see what can be created with them.





I love this Stud collar!



I'm not a big fan on hooped earring but these are so cute with baby studs all a round them.




A very Spiky yet sweet bracelet and quilted stud necklace




I Personally thing this trend has a more gentle touch with the use of shape the spikes are not bulky the studs are not tall in height,They mix both metallic colours of warmth and cold on colours and the prints are not all huge making them smaller has given them a softer and cute look.
All these are stock from NewLook which you can find online and up and down the UK.
I also gather up enough guts to go into a salon for the 1st time in years and got a new hair cut.


If only I had lots of moneys to buy it all its all so pretty,yes my taste is rather bi-polar when it comes to fashion.
haha!
I may look hard on the outside but I am Kawaii to the core!
I also love my new hair cos its very easy to look after as my hair cant handle being long,as its very weak.
Also I have got a new hair on the way!
But I will be review it later once it comes.
Till later
Stay Super Kawaii
Tartan 
x



Monday, 17 September 2012

Kawaii Club Insight-package 1


I know we are almost through September already its been my lucky of being unwell at the start and not getting any time to post up about my Kawaii club package,From Keep it Secret,Keep it Kawaii.
So each month the team at Keep it secret,hand pick some goodies to be sent out to you,its easy to set up and in the UK the postage is free,I have posted about it before and spoke of the shop many times,So before I start rambling on like a sales person!
Maybe I should be the Kawaii club spokes person or something as I have been told I go on about it so much...
 In my package...
I got a really sweet Chii Cat (from Chii's Sweet Home Anime)compact mirror which has a fantastic expression on her face LOL!
which has a round ball chain that you can add it to a zip or keys.
A Hello Kitty x Kuromi Key ring,which is Hello Kitty dressed up as the Sanrio character Kuromi.Who is full of mischief.


 A Book marker of Rilakkuma the bear,which will come in hand for all your manga reading.A set of Kawaii stickers,Comes in handy for spicing up any letters and dairy's.
And finally a box of Strawberry Flavour Pocky,Which a biscuit stick covered with flavoured chocolate,I have found out there is lots of different flavours in Japan.Even a Green Tea Flavour.

o__O

So cause I was so un well and lack of time,and a new change to everything from myself to my blog (more on that later) I didnt get a change to film my review or do a fun short film.
You can also Buy the Chii Plush,Hello Kitty spec's (both in black and white),the necklace and not forgetting the Pocky all from
The Keep it Secret shop
My other half and Chibi bean ATE my Pocky leaving me none at all,Also it was very hard not to drool or eat the pocky while having my photo taken too.
= >.< =
In other news I am going to be doing some mini Interviews on my blog that related to all things Kawaii!
So Keep a eye out on all these to come to 'Staying super Kawaii' Blog.
Hope you all like the name change,I picked it because if you google,Stay super Kawaii,My blog is the 5th or something result!
Cool huh?!

Stay super kawaii
Tartan 
x

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Panda Fashion!

Panda Love,I do Love my Pandas I have a few tops and even some cute ankle socks of panda faces on them.
Panda's are Kawaii!
So I had a bit of fun with my cute new Panda top I got from New Look.It was about £8,




I match it up with some leggings,a panda necklace from jiji kiki and a Old pom pom hat and my Dreamy store wig Blackcurrant.
And also do not forget Tare Panda!
Im glad to say I managed to get this top in my size and it looks lose fitting,I can not stand tight fitting tops,its really does no one any justice.Unless you are a size -6 or summit.
>__<
I am considered a plus size in model terms!
WT?
Any way,
All the shops are bring out Nerd glasses Tops and Moustache prints.You can find them on leggings woolly jumpers,know At the start of the year I saw all of this in the east in fashion and yup looks like we have all jumped on the wagon of these prints,Though I have not seen many folk wearing them apart from us who follow the east fashion trends.
Crosses are in as well as my own personal love of rock/punk chic,Lots of that in the shops.
And lots of Leather!
So if that's your style then get out shopping,Also make sure you shop about foe your Accessories,You can pick up 'in' Trends on Ebay with ease.
Like I saw a Moustache ring on sale for £10 in a retail shop.

O__O

Ouch!
I soon went to a few kitsch online shops to find it at £8,£5 and then on ebay for £2.00.So yea I got it as well as a Pearl Neko head band colour of gold for only £4.00 I will be using it for Halloween this year I think.
Any way there is a money saving tip there for you.
Till later's
Stay Super Kawaii!
Tartan
x



Thursday, 13 September 2012

We are one year old

One Year of Kawaii!

*0__0*
Wow Really been One year I have been doing this!?

The Blog has changed from what it used to be a pagan like dairy of my spiritual-ness then it became what it is today.
Its covered entry topics of Wigs,Fashion,outfits,Hello kitty,My personal life,Modelling,Lolita,Promo and advertising in the world of Kawaii!
I hope that my blog and its aim to help every one stay Kawaii and that I can keep doing this for many more years to come which is why I have added the new Donate Button.
I have a lot of projects planned and ideas for this next year of Blogging,

Until then We have Halloween coming up and  approx 15 weeks till Xmas which is going to be lots of fun with my Kawaii family.
Next year I hope to get into more new J-Fashion and Trends and lots of Kawaii Updates,Yes my hello Kitty collection is still growing!
I will still be on the Hunt of Kawaii and looking in ways of improving my Blog.
I am also looking for companies of Kawaii to contact me here or by Facebook  to be featured and take in my blog!



Till then Stay Super Kawaii
Tartan
x



Saturday, 8 September 2012

A Sunshine Daisy Model


So a wee while back The lovely Lady who runs The Sunshine Daisy on Esty was kind enough to let me model for her Esty shop.
So I got to work picking out a outfit and such and was very excited to have lots of fun on shot with the items.
Unlucky for me and the photographer the camera battery died on us,Leaving us a bit gutted and lack of photos,then Photographer has some Dog issues with the family pet falling ill and extra shift needing done so the finished work took a bit longer.
We have decided to re-shoot and become very creative with out next date to do this also but here are the Photos showing off the Kawaii Products!

Bow and Accessories from The Sunshine Daisy


**All Images belong to The Photographer Shona Gentles Photography and The Sunshine Daisy.**

Hope you all like the images and keep up to date with me on face book
Here!

Look out for more photos coming soon!
Stay super Kawaii!
Tartan
x



My Eternal Tea Party


My Eternal Tea Party
A small Business run by an adorable Cutie  Miss Cotton.
Where you can find these cute Hand made products.
I find looking at all the products made that they have a cute Fairy kei style as well as a classic and elegant which is cast your eyes on these Kawaii products.
The products are a range of sweet colour necklaces to flowery bows!

You can find My Eternal Tea Party on Facebook with ease but to make it very easy to be a liker here is a link for you all.
Here are a few of the sweetly coated goodies you can buy as the even have a shop too!



Cupcake necklace is perfect for Fairy Kei Fashion.
Super Kawaii!



This Stunning Bow with detail would fit any lolitas dream dress to match a Cord!
Oh so pretty!

Miss Cotton makes one of a kind Lolita, Fariy~Kei, Gothic & Vintage Accessories,Well worth checking her and her pages out!

The one other thing I found was she likes to try and 
recycle all the  packaging (to help the environment!)
So you may find your items are packed in a second hand package,I think this a great idea and often do it myself!

Also You can get commissions done at My Eternal Tea Page all you have to do it get in touch and here are a few ways that you can!

and 


Go check it out
Stay Super Kawaii!
Tartan
x


Thursday, 6 September 2012

Dollicon Shop Review

Oh Wow I know have 50 Followers on my Blog !
Not bad if I do say so myself!
I have not blogged as much as normal due to lack of time and modelling on the side but I have a nice Entry for you all.

Many a time I've seen a few Facebook share and links have come up on my news feed.
I also was Tagged in a photo of a cute necklace and got a sweet message about this online shop so I went to have a look at the web site.

This Online shop is called Dollicon,Its very new and they do not have very much on the website its self how ever they do update all the items on the face book.


The picture I was tagged in was a photo of a cute pony necklace.I really liked the colours so went ahead and ordered it.
It did not take very long for my order to arrive even though it came from China.

Its a adorable.
*^_^*
It reminds me of my love as a child of my little pony.
It came in Pink Blue and Cream with little jewels on it on a Blue Chain.
So Kawaii!
I got a good positive customer service and the young lady that makes her jewellery and is so sweet and very helpful..
The web site is clean tidy easy to use.
Their Facebook is Clean and tidy.I love the way they show case the Jewellery in the photos.


Oh so Pretty and Kawaii!
I have found a few other items that are so cute so may have to look into them.
So a big 5 star Kawaii Rate for Dollicon.

You can find them here at the links
The BRAND NEW Dollicon Website!
and 
Facebook!


Stay Super Kawaii!
Tartan
x

Friday, 24 August 2012

A Wig Review


So I have ordered 3 wigs form a wig online shop,Geisha wigs.
The 1st wig I got I did a Blog and was happy with my purchase of the Vamp twin fall wig.
I went on to order the Galaxy Wig and Apple Toffee Wig.

So this is a more neutral review with the good and not so good on the wigs

What I  like about the shop was the prices they are low but I still stand by my statement of if you want a wig to last and want a quality wig suitable for long wear and modelling/Lolita  'You get what you pay for.' Rings true.
The Galaxy wig is very shiny and when I did make a comment on the wigs shiny-ness in one of my own photos, I was told that I had parted the wig wrong  by the shop.
Which sorta left me a bit like what?!
I have worked with real and fake hair for a long time as Hair dresser and never ever heard such nonsense in my life.Parting the hair has no effect on the shine-ness of a wig.Then later it was recommended  on the page of the shop to use  normal hair 'Dry shampoo'' to reduce the shiny-ness of the wig ,Normal Products for your hair really shouldn't be used on wigs (See my past Wig care post).
However I can cope the shinny-ness its not the end of the world.

The other thing that concerned me was the wigs fibres form taking them out the bag and giving it a gentle brush with a wig wide tooth comb,they started to fall out more freely than any of other wigs even the Vamp wig never had much fibre loss.
I understand know all wigs will lose some fibres but this had just come out the packet. 
 ; ~ ; 
(tear)

However the wig colours are completely stunning which is why I got the wig ,The mix is Blues Blacks Pinks,Its just lovely and very in with the Galaxy print trend Right know.The length of the wig is great not to long or to short,The inside wig cap is neat and tidy I found the wigs rather Thin.
Moving on to the Apple Toffee wig,I ordered this wig same time as the Galaxy but due to the supplier of the shop there was a mix up.So I chose to wait for the next batch of wigs for it to come in.I didn't mind ,these things happen of course.
I was offered a other wig or I could wait.I was in no hurry.
So waited.

I got the Apple Toffee wig today and again put it on to see how it looked.
I was touching the bangs and again fibres started coming lose?! 
The same problem coming up the fibre loss.

This wig is  like the Vamp  maybe they are better ones out of the 3 I have bought,But loss of fibres are a pain its like cat hair or dog hair falling on your outfits and everything.So annoying! Maybe I have been unlucky with the wigs.Other may have had better luck.
The 2 ponytail wigs the Apple toffee is a lot shorter but had very tight curls,some which were matted but I can deal with that.
The clips on the wig are good though for the pony tails strong and not to big or over powering,and a good grip on the base of the wig.The wig base is very light and thin,the volume comes form the Pony tails.
Again I  do adore the colours maybe my most love colour way bit this wig do seem more matt that the other too.
I am wondering if this is due to a change of supplier of wigs to the shop its seems possible but I can not tell as each wig has varied  in consistency from shine and matt.

As you have read I do have mixed feelings of the wigs and the company.
Over all they are okay.
But I don't think they are long lasting with the fibre loss or a good quality compared to the other wigs I have from the bigger companies.
However these Wigs are the type of wigs Id maybe buy for a fancy dress outfit or a for a bit of fun.
I  will  use my wigs but I do not think they will be able to keep up with the demand of being a Lolita/Wig wearer and modelling.
But if your buying as a 1st time wig wearer or for a bit of fun fair enough go for it,But My personal thoughts are they are not as good a quality as other wigs and what you pay for is what you get.
On a side note,I was rather upset about the company's unprofessional manner using my own modelling work for clothing company,with out permission from me or the company and showcasing it in a album 'our wigs modelled' in which  I feel is very misleading to customers as I am not one of their models.

Over all rating 2 out of 5.



However no matter what...
Stay super Kawaii !

Tartan

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Friday, 17 August 2012

Wig Care by Tartan


So I've noticed  that not many folks know how to look after Wigs,because maybe they have just entered the world of wigs and /or Lolita fashion or wanted to get a new look with out cutting or dying hair so went for a wig.
Even had a few of you ask me personally!
Your guys are just so cute!

Well I Tartan Kawaii your Wig Princess is here to help you! 
I am going to 'maybe' do a few posts on this Topic,As most of my Readers are know I used to be a Hairstylist in a Top Notch Salon but I took a reaction that in the end left me no choice to leave.
But I left with years of  knowledge about Hair and Wigs.
Oh and the Fact I like wear wigs all the time!
So with that on board,Lets get to it.
''Hai!!''

^3^



Wig General Care.


Fancy dress/Cosplay/ Synthetic fibre Wigs are not anything like Normal Human Hair.

Therefore it is highly recommended not to use any old Hair products on the wigs.
Do Not Brush wigs with any old brush.


Use a Wig wide tooth Comb Or a Tangle Tezzer.
When using the comb start at the ends of the Wig (this goes with general hair care too)
As you'll pull on the fibres that may brake off or come out with the tension at the top.
Store your wigs way from direct sunlight this fades the colour

Plastic large zipper bags and hair nets can be used to store your wigs.
You can use a wig stand to place on your wigs but make sure its free from collecting dust.

Washing your Wigs. 


When it comes to washing follow the companies guide that you bought the wig from.

If they do not have one then you can use either a wig shampoo and conditioner if that is not a option then use a very gentle hair shampoo likes of baby shampoo but also dilute it with water 50/50 same with the conditioner.Even then you have to be careful as these may still Damage the fibres!
Remember the wig is wet it is weak and fragile when wet! 
( same with human hair).
Wash the wig in a bowl of cold water only*
Swirl and swish the wig very gently around the bowl with care.
DO not rub the shampoo or conditioner in to the wig.
Just place the wig in a bowl of cold water with the tiniest amount of (diluted) shampoo mixed in the water for a few mins.Then rinse the wig in a plain bowl of water,then move onto the (diluted) conditioner mixed in a bowl of clean cold water and leave the wig in it for a a extra few more mins than the shampoo then Rinse again in a bowl of clean cold water
*Hot or boiling water may destroy the wig and make it lose its style and/or fibres.

Drying your wigs

Once the wig is clean,remove any excess water by gently squeezing the wig.
Do not twist the wig
Do not wring the wig out either.
Do not rub the wig dry with a towel
Do not use heat on the wig to dry it
Air dry the wig by hanging it up on a, coat hanger hock ,table conner,door knob or laying it on a towel over night,If you do hang the wig make sure to put a towel underneath the wig to catch any wet dribbles/avoiding puddles or hang it over a bath tub.
Do not leave a wet wig on a wig stand or a wig head this will change the shape of a wig and not dry well.
Wigs depending on thickness some will take longer than others to dry.

Other Care Tips

Try to store the wigs when you not using them.
Avoid using Real hair products on the Wig
Why...Beacuse....
For example,
Hairspray bonds the fibres together and makes the wig sticky,Hair Mousse has alcohol in it and can melt the fibres,Dry Shampoo can discolour and fade darker wig fibres/colours and normal shampoo and conditioner can dry the wigs out.
Do not dye wigs you can get any colour of wig these days!
Try to style the wig with your fingers than heated tools.
(unless they are heat resistant even then Id not do it myself!).
Try to keep the orginal packaging for the wigs and the nets to use for storage!
Invest in a good wide tooth wig comb.
Invest in the Tangle Tezzer comb


I hope this clears up a few things for you all! 
Again I am happy to help if you have a question you can contact me here with a comment or Facebook Me!

Most of all have fun with your wigs!
^__^

Stay super Kawaii!
Tartan
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Sources~E-How, Lock shop,Gothic Lolita wigs,Geisha wigs,Dreamy Store,Wiki ,The Great Richard Cartier oh and my great knowledgeable of know how and experiences!


The Sunshine Daisy reivew

The weather has been so rotten over the past few days,I really needed something to cheer me up.Today I was delighted to get a tiny little box covered in love hearts with my name on it.



It was my Sunshine Daisy order!
*^__^*
I have been looking forward to my order so its well cheered me up.
Im so happy it really was a Glitter filled popper when I opened it! 
*winks*
So what did I order?!
I ordered the lavender shooting star necklace I fell in love with the Shooting star range,not only is it cute Stars are a symbolic thing of mine with being pagan as the points of the stars represents the elemental energy s around us but also the fact the range is so CUTE like a cute-ness overload, I do love stars and the moon so much.
Hehe.
I spent a long time admiring all the products,Which there is a fair range of so many sweet things.
So I got my order and was over the moon.
The postage only took a week!
(coming from the USA too!)
The parcel was secure and well sealed everything was wrapped up in its own bag  which were cuddled up together in gift wrap,to be open with a shower or Kawaii love of glitter and small shineys!
*Imagen me cooing over the shower of Kawaii glitter and shiny show*



So yea after my Kawaii shower,I opened up my new necklace,its cute I mean super cute,I wondered if the pendent was going to be heavy but no its so light!



It is also bigger that I thought and its got the main pendent being the star in lavender with glitter in it,its got a smooth but frost finish to the star too.
Either side of the Star are 2 Kawaii baby lavender safety pins again they are light too so this is like a necklace that will not hang on your neck and feel like you are being pulled down to the earth.
Its on a Pink light weight Chain which is a short  so it sits nicely on just below on the collar bone and with a really good size clasp,Know I've worked with jewellery and i can not stress how much easier life is with bigger claw hook clasp!See those small ones they drive me round the bend!
So big thumbs up there! 

no flash

with flash you can see the glitter in the star!
(>.~ ) *~chu wink!

I'm very happy with my new necklace even my Lil Chibi bean said it was ''Prettys'' Bless her.
Because The Sunshine Daisy is on Esty is super easy to order!
Also the super kawaii owner who is a total sweetheart is interested in myself doing some small advertising  and a little bit of modelling for her Esty store with a few of the products.
Which I am very flattered about as she has so nice about it!

And Im keeping that suprise for you by not showing you them products so you are gona have to go over to The Sunshine Daisy Face Book
to see those coming soon and then look out for them at
 Esty shop!
Also you may get more of a heads up on their
(^A^)

Am I mean?! lol
Well you all gona have to wait and see!
But till then,Stay Super Kawaii with The Sunshine Daisy!

Tartan 
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