Sunday, 18 May 2014

Clouds and Hearts- Branded Kitty shop review*!

Hello every cutie how are you all today?
Today I am reviewing 2 super cute items for you. From the shop *Branded Kitty*. A online Asian fashion site. Its full of super kawaii items and I can not wait to show you the items I have got to review.
I found this show via instagram and then Facebook. So here are all the links that you need...

Branded Kitty have a lot to pick from and there is many cute pieces that you can help but fall in love with.
The offer you world wide shipping at a flat rate of $15 USD that's just under £9 for us in the uk. And your order is shipped in one parcel so no need to wait on separate parcels in the post. 

The website is clear,pretty to look at and easy to navigate. The photos of stock are also very clear and there is a range of clothing, accessories and circle lens. There is a lot of things to look at and check out. I got my order and it took about 2 weeks to get to the UK. My order came in one parcel and  this is how my items arrived  both wrapped in clear plastic bags of their own.
Stock image
When you order ,remember to check your size'z in cm instead of inches. Most items are only in one size or free size. I picked 2 items one being the top seen in the above image.

The top came as it as it is seen in the stock photo , I really liked the street style feel that this top has with the stripes on the sleeves and it looked very casual. I don't own much white, only a few tops.
What really attracted me to this was the hearts on the top . Way Kawaii!!  The other thing that I love about this top is that is very soft to touch . Nothing beats a soft cute top to make up outfits with.
Stock image
The other item I picked was this super doper cute skirt! I picked this skirt as I was looking for a nice pale denim coloured style. When I saw this in the order I was so happy it looked just as cute as the stock image on the web site. Mind you the skirt was crushed  - so it needs a iron. Teehee!



 I was delighted to see the print was a cute print of clouds! Nyaa it's way cute.
 Again this was a once size item and was in cms. I was a tad worried that it might not fit me - Thanks to my child baring hips of mine , oh the joys of mother nature. Huhuh  But I was very happy to find that it is half elastic at the back and would stretch for me to squeeze it over the hips.

Its so so cute , I really can not get over how Kawaii it is.  Its quite light shade of Sky Blue and the print is adorable the skirt seems hard wearing and quirky for all styles, the only dislike I have about the skirt is its a bit on the short side, but that is a personal thing  and I can easily adapt the skirt with other items to make it suit my style.




Over all thoughts. I love both of my items, the top is cute simple and casual and the skirt is quirky Kawaii and sweet. They are both look good and match the stock images, they look hard wearing and I think the price's are well matched to the items.
I would like to see more of a personal touch from the seller ,such as some business cards or flyers from the store, Or maybe even dress up in presentation of the order. Apart form those minor little suggestions I am very happy with my order and the items, I have received from  Branded Kitty Shop!I hope you all like the review and do check the shop out and if you really like some thing you can use this discount too, A very Kawaii ,Tartan Kawaii discount code for you!

So please do use it and why not send me a image for your cute outfits you come up with too and I might even show them on the facebook page! 



Code : TartanKawaii ( will receive 15% discount of Total Purchase.Promotion last 3 months after review is posted.)
Till next time chuu~

Tartan







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




Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Kawaii Crafts -Washi Blossom Garland


It is time to get crafty every Cutie, here is a Do it your self - How to make your own Washi Blossom Garland. To hang up and enjoy in your home, room or kawaii space!
Its a simple thing to make  that recycles old plastic bags and looks so cute hanging up. So lets go and get to the how to ...

What you will need it the following~
A bunch of Plastic bags
Some Washi Decorative tape
Thread
Scissors






Start with gathering all the things you need and set up some space.Take next your plastic bag and flatten it out. You want to cut it up into strips but discard the handle and the very end piece of the bag. You can play about with the widths of the ''Blossoms'' you wish to make. You might want to collect a few plastic bags for this! 





Once you have done this you want to take you Washi tape or decorative tape and place it along the sides of the strips of plastic bags. You can pick any cute tapes to make your 'Blossoms' look really cute. This can be a tricky bit taping up the plastic bags strips so do take your time! Make sure you do both sides.




Once all the sides have their washi tape on them, you want to fold them up. so if you pinch the ends they will fan out. This is where you are going to need your thread to tie them up and keep it them from spring flat again. Make sure you try and tie the knots nice and tight in the middle of the plastic strips. 






The next step is to take the folded strip and then cut around the ends in a rounded trim on the edge, This will give a bit of shape of a semi circle on the ends to make your ' blossoms'. 
Once you have done this very gently  pull the sides to puff them out and then separated them even more to give some volume and shape to the 'blossom.' You should have something a bit like these..





Taa Daa!!
Then simply either string them along a thread like a garland or even bunch them up together. Hang them verticality across or even let them dangle like floating blossoms from above by attaching them high up. You can really put them any where you want and they are just so cute and a great little project to do with friends and family.





Tartan
<3

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 !
Tartan







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