Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Cherry blossom weekend

Hey every cutie . How are you to day?
 Thought I would share with you what I got up to this weekend.
 I got my self some cute new pieces for my wardrobe and made sure that they can be mixed and matched for the summer months too! I was quite happy these came for this weekend.

Some new lippy stick by BarryM and new mascara which I picked up in blue by mistake! Silly me.But I have been using both the Red lippy and Blue lash statement , I really like having blue eyelashes hehe.

Hopeful for summer. Sunglasses in the shape of Hearts, A tartan dress and new red blazer, I seem to have a thing for red right now.

I seem to have a few more kawaii hauls still in the post so I will post about them when I get them too. But I wore my new Tartan dress at the weekend when I met up with a local lolita friend. We really just spend the day wondering about looking for some Sakura trees and made a stop in at the Cutie shop. A tiny little shop of Kawaii-ness, ( I really need to ask next time, to take photos of inside the tiny shop!).

Yummy treats and some Kawaii goods of Domo and Rilakkuma.

The Meadows were in full bloom and looked stunning . There was a lot of others taking photos and videos of the cherry blossoms. I guess they will not last much longer the wind has blown them about .

Hope you enjoyed the Cherry blossom photos !

Sunday, 4 May 2014

How to make a Kawaii- Workspace ,Desk and Office.

Last week I got a new item to add to my kawaii collection- it is the biggest item. Okay it might not be super kawaii right now but its my new work space and new Desk. My new desk is really cute ,its white with pink drawers and I ended up getting a cute pink matching stool as well!

I hope this work space will bring about new and wonder kawaii ideas. It took a while to build *sigh* and so far I have not really set it up to the most kawaii way possible ,As you can see, my Laptop is not even set up on it yet. It has become home to my kawaii funko figures and stationary boxes for the time being. I plan to keep all my Pen pal stuff, Camera and Laptop here too. I hope to add lots more Kawaii things to my new desk/ Workspace. 

Cute idea and handy information the stool has a hidden storage area inside, It's such a cute colour. Its rather comfortable as well.The tiny one belongs to chibi who likes to copy everything I do! 

Got some of my Kawaii friends on my desk too!

Can you spot all the items that I have received with the Kawaii club? And Look I have got my stuff at hand for all those kawaii ideas that will come to mind for upcoming projects.

How to make your own office, workspace and desk, super cute!
*Make sure its okay with your managers to revamp your desk.*

Because my desk is at home, I am very lucky to get away with anything on my desl, so please check the rules for your work before revamping your workspace.

  • First thing to do is clean away everything on your desk, its best to work from a blank canvas. Dust, wipe and take everything off the desk. Best to start with a clean slate.

  • If you can pick a new desk, pick one that is in a nice shade or colour that is kawaii.Or you could even paint the desk yourself. If that is something you can't  do , then look into buying a desk mat that you can lay down on surface of your desk and these come in all colours, shapes and sizes. These will add a splash of colour to a dull looking desk

  • You could also look at your chair or stool for sitting at your desk, You can pick one that matches your desk or even recover a office chair with cute looking fabric.

  • Look around your environment and see if there is space on the walls to put up Kawaii style posters. Or if posters are to big then print of small sized images to decorate your walls.

  • Or why not peg up with mini pegs on a string and have that hanging near you, with all of your Kawaii decorative polaroid photos.~Happy times!

  • Place useful items on your desk for example desk tidy pots, file storage and other items. But see if you can find them in a cute colour shape or even with your favourite characters on them.

  • Decorate everything! Simple yet effective and can be lots of fun. Use stickers, washi tape and colourful pens.

  • Add objects such as kawaii toys, figures to arrange on your desk, Cute photo frames and clocks would work or why not add some colourful flowers to brighten up your day. These things will make you smile and keep you motivated! Pick things that are Kawaii to you.

  • Pick cute styles and kawaii characters on Memo and sticky pads instead of these dull neon yellow sticky notes! As well as cute letter sets, stationary and note books.

  •  Why not make a inspiration or Kawaii pin board to have on your desk or wall above your desk.
  • Remember to keep the drawers to your desk cute and clean with drawer organisers , this will keep everything neat and in place.

  • Lastly , Keep everything neat and tidy on your desk. Put things back in own home.Clean it often as well as keeping it clutter free! And you will have a super Kawaii workspace every day to enjoy!

Tartan <3

Friday, 2 May 2014

Photos and Kawaii Cameras

Hey every cutie! I hope you are all well. I been looking at updating my Camera kits, and I happen to stubble across some super cute Cameras, They are so Kawaii! 

Am sure you all know of the cute instant Polaroid cameras that every one seems to have but I came across some other Films to use in them that is super sweet and also a other camera that are really adorable that I had to share them with you!

These films I found can be used for the Fuji Film Instax Polaroid cameras. Are these not just so pretty ! With the choice of shiny stars or candy pop polka dots! However they can be really costly to buy * sheds tears*

You can also get cute accessories to add to your camera to get cute colour effects with your camera such as attachments to change the filter of  the colour and lens that you can add on too.  How cute are these?!

You can also get attachments that look super cute as My melody and Hello Kitty that have a mirror on the lens attachment to match with the themed Fuji Films that you can buy.

The other colourful  item was the Holga Camera that comes in a range of colours and it was the most colourful one that got my attention. I was rather tempted to buy one myself but I think it would just sit on my desk and look pretty.  I just love that is super cheerful and happy looking am sure who ever you were taken a picture of would smile seeing such a cute Camera.

I really like the cuteness of this camera . It looks just like a toy one!
 I have no idea about them apart form they are your films cameras and would have to have to get the film sent away to be developed . I think they could be a lot of fun though. The other thing is they come in a range of colours too. So if you a kawaii lover or a keen photographer I think you would  like a camera like this!

Tartan <3

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

How to be a Kawaii Pen Pal

Hello every cutie! Today I have a fun post. All about how to be a Kawaii Pen Pal!  I love having Pen Pals. And nothing beats getting a sweet letter from across the other side of the world to know that some one some where is thinking of you! So I thought it would be fun to encourage you all to have a go too.

The Very Important stuff!
Its very important to tell a adult about you wanting to be a pen pal if you a young thing, As you are giving out your mail address, So its best to get permission before you start. Maybe you already have some online world wide friends that would be willing to be a pen pal, there is groups that you can find on the internet but try and find some one with similar interests. I personally found mine through Instagram, Facebook and Hello Kitty Junkies.Pen Pal-ing can be serious business so please be very careful in what you write in your letters and give out.

Getting started. 
Often once you have made contact on looking for pen pals. They soon contact you, some pen pals have requirements like age-location- then they say what they dis/like. You can even make a set of rules in your call out for pen pals too.
Once some one contacts you on being a pen pal , I swap my details via email or Private message. (again please be carefull!) You may wish that they write to you 1st or the other way around. Keep hold of the email so you can email them in case of letters getting lost.  There is nothing worse!

Lets get writing!
So you have your pen pal and the address, Lets make a Kawaii Pen Pal Letter.

You will need to become a Kawaii pen pal!
Paper, any kind from simple lines to colourful and cute.
A pen or many pens.
Stickers and Ink stamps
Washi tape or sticky tape.

Writing is the easy part, tell your new pen pal a little about your self, like hobbies, interests. what a typical
day is like for you. What music you like things like that,Try and not be negative in your letters it might give a bad impression. Also never say a bad thing about some one in your letters either, Gossip is just rude. And they may know of this person especially if it is a other Pen pal. It is quite a tight community.

 Also don't forget to ask questions about your pen pal for them to answer in their letter to you back. You may want to make a mail tag, where you include some simple details about your self on a piece of card . You can even ask you pen pal to do this back for you. (it helps for a quick reference when you dont have the letter at hand when replying back).

Make it Kawaii !

Making you letters can be fun and kawaii at the same time. You just have to be super creative! It also helps to know what sort of things your new pen pal likes , so you can apply there likes to your letters. Like picking cute letter sets that have bunnies on them if they like bunnies for example. Its easy to obtain cute letter sets with matching envelopes online. I use a few online shops for my own letters to send. Nothing beats getting a super colourful envelope in the post among the dull ones when the post man comes round! 

When writing your Kawaii letter you could be very creative by using different coloured pens which can be a lot of fun as well as or why not write your letters with cute characters on your pens. Even try some drawings of little faces or emotions in what you are writing about in your letter. Teehee!

Why not add some decoration to your envelopes too you could draw some funny pictures around the address of the envelope and even some silly faces- It could even make the mail persons day seeing such a cute and cheerful envelope to pose!

Stickers are also a great way to make letters look cute ! They can really brighten up a letter again you could use kawaii characters likes of sanrio and san-x to add extra Kawaii. Or find something your pen pal likes and see if there is any stickers that you think would match their tastes. Don't forget to decorate the envelopes with stickers too! You really can get all kinds of stickers from cute kitty's to magical glittery anime girl ones. I adore stickers - Kyaa!

Decorative tape or Washi Tape is also a fun and cute way to make your envelopes really cute too and can come in handy for sealing your letters.Again there is all kinds of themes styles and even sizes to pick from when it comes to these tapes. Its much more fun than plain sticky tape to seal your letters , right!

Ink stamps is a other idea, you can find them in all shapes and sizes and unlike stickers you can use them over and over again to decorate your mail.

Over time you may wish to send a gift to your pen pal and you might want to set each other a limit in value for sending to each other. Its very nice to get a small gift from a new friend but so is getting Kawaii letters through the mail box too!

Don't forget to have plenty mail stamps and weight your letters before posting out letters. Always be careful in what details you give out. Don't be dis-hearted if your letters don't get a response back as your pen pal may be busy and needs some time to reply or there is a delay in postal services.
Most of all have fun with your pen pal letters and be super Kawaii!
Tartan <3

Monday, 28 April 2014

Cherry Blossoms and Treasure hunting

Hey there every cutie, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I had a very eventful one, myself. It also was a lot of fun too. I went Cherry Blossom hunting and later went Treasure hunting or Geo- Cacheing with my friends.

I got lots of lovely photos to share with you. I hope that you like them. I returned to the Japanese Kyoto Gardens near by and got to see so many cute Cherry Blossoms in bloom.

I really liked getting such pretty images and seeing all the trees looking much more full that my last visit! 
Its such a enchanting place. You could easily forget that the City is near by.

I also went out geo-cacheing for the 2nd time, but now I am signed up and have an account to log my finds when out looking. I went to a neighbouring sea village and got 12 cache's on my trip and came across many pretty images I had to snap away. Its not the most Kawaii hobby but it was fun doing something as a team with my friends. I wanted to share the images I got from my trip.

I hope you like my photos, I took I really like the Abandoned Sofa image on the beach.
I can not wait for the day where all my images relate to Kawaii or Japan. huhuh!

Tartan <3

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Kawaii Club April un-boxing

Hello every one, Today I have the April Kawaii Club subscription to share with you!

Yay, for a other Kawaii club un-boxing! Not only do you get to see what's inside but you get to hear about the items.This month is crammed with super, super Kawaii items . Like SUPER KAWAII! And I bet your dying to see them!Yatta! Lets go have a look!

This months theme was *drum roll* Rilakkuma Homewares...Kyaa!
I have to say this is my favourite Kawaii Club box so far! Maybe cause am a sucker for home wares that are adorable, but I think its cause its all rilakkuma stuff! Eeee~
Also am sorta glad as I had been eyeing a few of the items in my kawaii club online too! So am super happy !

This month in the box we got your new letter with information in it about your items. The 1st time I got with the Ookii Parcel was a huge Rilakkuma re-useable shopping bag I love these things!

You roll it up to keep in a pocket or handbag when out shopping , whip it out and you have a large more stronger bag than the plastic ones from the shops! Once you are you, just roll it back up for using again! Its so handy! The plus side is its huge so its a great excuse to buy even more when shopping ~Huhuh! Also you will have the added bonus of using a super cute bag too!

Also we got a Rilakkuma phone number message board, which you stick on the numbers to the board to keep them at hand when you need to mind say your moblie number , home land line or any other important number, I never mind my home number so I used mine for that haha! Is so cutely decorated with Rilakkuma and Kiriotori on the board.
Also I got a Desk top Tidy box a handy item to have, Mine will end up being used for pens and paper notes my one is Yellow with Kiirotori on it, thats the little yellow bird by the way - teeheee!

 I found also a Kawaii Pump of Rilakkuma's head you could use in the bathroom or by the kitchen sink as a soap dispenser. I really wanted one of these for a while and am using mine to encourage chibi bean to wash her hands with Rilakkuma after using the bathroom. It seems to be working as well!

There is a set of memo pads that are adorable the are in different sizes too so there is 'tabs' that can be used for bookmarks and memo stickers to plaster everywhere and anywhere heehee! And they are all themed like Rilakkuma too!

The last 2 items are a San-x stapler, mine came as Korilakkuma as a stationary junkie and keen penpal writer this is a handy thing to have and my goodness its so cute!! I cant wait to have a new deck and have it sitting by my stuff haha!

The other item is a set of cute food resealers, you can keep your left over snacks fresh with these and seal up half eaten snacks,with cute Rilakkuma to keep watch over them too- heehee. A very handy gadget to have in the kitchen or when out and about too!

Well that's the un-boxing for this months Kawaii Club, keep a eye out for my post for next months when it arrives! Yay!

Tartan <3