Monday, 28 July 2014

Hyper Japan 2014

Hyper Japan! The UK's biggest Japanese culture convention. Held often twice a year in London.
This year was my 1st time at Hyper Japan. Something I saved up for and put aside my time just to go. I am going to spilt up my post in two, Day one and Day two. Because there is so much to show and tell. I went both Friday and Saturday. (Blog post is image heavy )

Day One:t ( A run through of what to find and discover at Hyper Japan.)
 Wow , even over a hour or so before the event there was a queue, the sun was belting down on all those in the queue and it was so hot! Any way once the doors were open it did not take long for the room to fill up, in no time there was people everywhere. The first thing you are greeted by is the huge character Chopper , signs for each area hanging from the ceiling and a sea of vendors. One main stage at the right rear and 2 smaller stages. Each one full of performers, music, fashion and even someKawaii robots. To be really honest I did not know where to start so as there was so much to take in.

There was a huge Games area from Arcade games to trying out, the WiiU and the 3DS. Am pretty old school with my consoles- lol- So I gave my best at having a go of the newer consoles and failed miserably. It was pretty fun, there was a lot of hard core gamers and so much going on in this one small area of the event. If you went walking about that area you had the chance to meet and greet Mario, Luigi , Pac-man and Pikachu Mascots, I missed Pikachu...I was so gutted but never mind! Please excuse my bad photo of me with Mario and Luigi, Hubby took it and my face is hidden in shadow! - eeep-







Game's were not the only high technology at the event! There was a on screen Domo Kun ( a Japanese TV mascot for the Channel NHK,) that you could get your photo taken with and a small section of the most adorable looking robots ever to. Adding to the musical element was Hyper Vocaloid.




Friday, 18 July 2014

Kawaii Squishable Review


Hey every one!
How are you all? today's post is a other review with a video which is found here on my Channel!!
 This review is so awesome! I got a parcel from the delivery man today and he came to the door with this HUGE box! 
You can imagen how excited I was! My item for a sponsored review came, Yay!



My item for reviewing comes from the online store Squishables! Squishables is the home of over sized fuzzy animal soft toys and they have a huge collection from small ones to large ones. It is super hard to even pick out of the ones they have in stock on the web site. After much debate between a Kitten or a Unicorn . I gave up and asked my facebook friends, even then I turned to my faithful Kawaii little girl 'chibi bean'  and took her advise and picked the unicorn. Yep she has great taste!


So my item came safe and sound , the item was wrapped in a plastic bag and surrounded by brown paper to cushion it in the box. Along with its little receipt inside the box too.
 Personally and this is just a personal thing but I LOVE it when companies add some cute  flyers , business cards or  have a cute presentation , Maybe something like a cute packaging like what Build a bear do with thier carry boxes . I know many folks see this as extra 'junk' but to me it makes it more business like and personal , Again that's what I like to see when I buy something cause its nice to feel that bit extra has gone into ordering from that shop.


That aside, the item.  OH MY KAWAII!! This is the most adorable thing! I love it. I am super pleased with this unicorn. A chubby, plump ,Cute unicorn. The Unicorn is shaped in a round ball style and he is pure white body and head wise with a white tummy . Blue tail and matching mane, A yellow horn and brown cute hooves. No detail has been skipped on the unicorn looking like a unicorn.


He has a dopey smile on his face and is so fluffy its crazy soft! I have a feeling there shall be a battle between myself and my daughter over who gets to keep him  in what room - haha. I knew he was going to be one of the bigger items but I really had not prepered myself and to have him (Yes I have given him a gender.) in my hands and realise how big he is.



He is one from the 15"  size collection  and he is made from polyester fibre. He is retailed at £34.99 and I would say he is worth every penny, due to his size and quailty. As a mother I did check him over for any loose threads, or parts and nothing seemed to be lose or anything as he is pretty well made.However please do remove all swing tags before giving these items to a child and it recommends that these are for the ages of 3+ ( up to 200yrs old and down again.) I freely admit I am a big kid at heart and love all things cute and am so pleased with this item , I would for sure recommend these to others to buy and buy for Children.

I  also love the connection they have with the customers on Facebook (links found at the end of the post.) and the website to Vote for your favourite designs that they are working on! I think that is really cool and it helps build a good relationship with the customers. I would love to see more Kawaii styles being made.

I really do love my new squishable buddy - the name of the company is very fitting as you really do want to squish them and hug em so much with them being super super soft.
So here are some more photos for you to enjoy and the Links to everything you will need to own your very own squishable! Kawaii!!







Till next time Keep it cute!
Tartan x

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Wig Review - Cute, Japanese, Fashion !

Hello every one!
How are all of you? I have a review for you all! YAY!! I have got a few to share but this time I will be doing  video one for you ( I will provide the links!) And one here on my blog! I am loving getting great quality photo's with my pop up studio and having fun filming! Link here!

Today's Review is a Wig review!


I was on facebook ( when ever am I not on facebook - haha!) and I spied a shop, that I have used in the past, Cute Japanese Fashion. I ordered from them a few times , I think it was a bear hoodie outfit and a few top's . But I noticed they were selling wigs!! A UK Kawaii company selling wigs?! YEA!! I was over the moon to see this, okay so at this time there is not many wigs in the store , how ever there is a few in some lovely colours, I caved in (am meant to be saving for Hyper Japan !) I bought one. - My bad 

So I was a happy bunny to get my wig in the post. I ordered it on the 13th and it came today ( the 16th.) How great was that. I was very impressed with the shipping, more so over the weekend and the plus of the company being based in the UK - no long waits.

My order came in a plastic Parcel bag.
Inside was my order, My wig . Yay!

As you can see my wig came in a plastic bag with some super cute business cards, so sweet with a Deer on one side and a Bunny on the back.


I ordered the Blonde shade wig called  ''Blonde wavy'' which with came with a complementary wig cap. Which is super handy. Its the mesh style that helps your own head breathe. 



  Inside the wig is the normal like all my other wigs and same with the size attachments to keep the wig on your head, with the choice of how tight you wish to wear it. At the 'Crown' of the Wig  there is the a small area of fake skin for the natural parting of the crown . This makes the wigs look more real looking when you can see some of the scalp. I was very impressed with the wig once looking it over and giving it a brush once out the parcel.



I love the colour its not overly shiny like some wigs, its a natural healthy shine, the fibres are soft. I want to say silky but they are not more a matt finish which I quite like ,as it gives a more natural look to the wig.
I would say that the stock photos are very much alike to the products , I would personally like to see more images of the wigs to get a better idea of the item. Maybe one that is not worn on some ones head would be good .

The style, I love the style its girly and very Kawaii!! You could so wear this with lolita or a harajuku kawaii look, even a every day look would go with this wig. I would maybe say its more of a lose curls style than a Waves style  ( Old habits of a hairdresser here!) but my goodness is a lovely wig.

The Price , here is a main factor for many wig buyers. The price. This wig cost me £13.99 and it is completely worth it! Its a great price. (all items at Cute Japanese Fashion are under £20!) The wig is a good quality product with a reasonable price.  I have bought many wigs (talking like over 20 something now.) And I have spend from both ends , from a £6 wig away up to the £40 wigs. And this price for this wig  is such a good price for its quality .

Wig wearing, Its a pretty comfortable wig - Maybe I am super used to wearing wigs but I have had this one one all afternoon and evening and its not brothered me at all , even for the length of the wig as its quite a long one so am very happy.


And the above picture is the wig (under one studio light and flash .) Is this not just stunning! It don't even look shiny with the flash on. Just a natural glow.

Over all am very happy with this wig, I am gona say its one of my favourite ones because of the colour and style .   Kawaii!! The shop website was easy to use and the costumer care was really responsive and helpful. And because I love all my readers here are the links and some discount codes for you all!

Shop link- http://cutejapanesefashion.com/
Wig Link -http://cutejapanesefashion.com/accessories/cosplay-wigs/Blonde-Wavy-Cosplay-Wig#.U8bRf8k8gjw
Facebook Link- https://www.facebook.com/CJFashion
Twitter-  https://twitter.com/CuteJFashion

Discount for 10% off - Kawaii
Current sale- http://cutejapanesefashion.com/sale

Hope you all liked my review and video Review!
Till next time Laters
Tartan <3 


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Pom Pom- Frilly Pops Review


Hello every one, am back I have a few things to post. I thought things would be quite, so I did some videos on Youtube. But Then I got some kawaii goodies in the post and wanted to review them for you.

Today's Review is a online store run on Esty called FrillyPops! I was searching Esty - you always can find some neat looking and kawaii one of a kind items and found this seller, selling the most adorable and Kawaii looking earrings!! 
There is not much on the Esty store at the time being as the seller is working on other projects but it gives you a good idea of the pieces she makes. 
I did have a hard job picking which earrings I wanted and in the end picked the ones here! The Strawberry Milkshake ones. Kyaaa! I thought I might use them with my maid cafe outfit but then I got 2 dresses for my birthday and it goes with them too. 
My items came with in a few days and were packed well inside the post parcel. This is was how they were presented.




All Wrapped up in stickers with a Flyer -Kawaii. 



*Note- I didn't open these till later on on my birthday as I was out all day on a workshop , So I had to use my flash.



How cute are these? OH I just love them soo~ much they are in a soft pink shade and on a pink chain that links them to the earring piece. The also came with plastic backs on them. First impressions were KAWAII!!
My earrings with postage cost me £9.40 and for something hand made I think that is a very good price.




They are well made, no they look very professionally made as there is not a trace of imperfection on any of the pom pom's or the jewellery and the jewellery findings. Second impression- Am in love with them.
I will point out these pom pom's are the perfect size and the perfect lenght for my personal taste. They are super fun, cute and girly. The pom pom's  l have a nice weight when worn. They are t not light weight enough to become easily moved in the wind when  standing still , but they do swing kawaii style when your moving about. And they are super super soft so you will not mind them brushing past your neck.

I just Love them soo much!

If you love the look of these as much as I do. Then please check out the links already above and below.
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FrillyPops
Don't forget to keep up to date with the facebook page too.
https://www.facebook.com/FrillyPopsShop?fref=ts

Till next time, 
Tartan x

Monday, 7 July 2014

Glasgow Comic Con Fun


Hey every cutie, How are you all doing?
Last weekend I was through in Glasgow, I decided last month to get a ticket for the Glasgow comic con and check it out. I have not been to this event before. Also I promised to the Marshmallow Dreams Maids who had a stall there to borrow my instant Camera for taking cute photos with the customers and con goers. I did not dress up as I find travel and lugging a kit about with me is bad enough. But I was pretty colourful in my oufit, yuno just keeping it Kawaii. 
Any how everything got off to a good start from meeting cosplayer's at my local station but when I got to station for my second train, it seemed the trains were all messed up- Gahh!! But not only mine but my Lolita friends trains got delayed and cancels too? ehh!?
Lucky for me I got to Glasgow with no further problems and meet up with my friend at the station to then head to the event and meet up with more friends. Because we were running late we seemed to skip having to wait in line and were able to walk in get our events wrist band with out hanging about in a line for ages which was pretty good as the event itself looked pretty busy. 
Within the space of a few minutes I bumped into many folks I already knew with was pretty cool as well as meeting a fellow photographer, the event was spread out over 3 buildings, once we explored them all, found the maids to hand over the camera , we then had a drink and snack and then explored again for a bit. I found most folks were in the main place for buying merch and comics, this was much more a western Comic convention however the cosplays were not limited to that as I spied a few anime cosplayers.




Marshmallow Dream maids Stall.




Before I knew it we were heading off for lunch then returned back to the event as we wanted to stay for the cosplay competitions, on our way we spotted a stunning cosplay. Of Maleficent so I asked if was cool to take her photo with the lolita's - she was soo cool , we also encouraged her to join in the cosplay contest. 






 We also meet up with fellow lolitas and undercover Maids  at the event too. It was rather odd seeing them in Yukatas instead of their lolita or maid outfits! hehe
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Playing with my ''Camera bag'' selfies.



I got many photos from the event and the cosplay contest /masquerade. So I will share them with this link here. Photo's found here!

Over all I had a great time , I just had great company with me and met so many familair faces it was just so nice. I found it a bit hard to take photos at this event cause one I was using my new lens and second cause I was having to much fun. Because I have a HUGE event later this months, yes Hyper Japan!! I tried to avoid spending lots of money. huhuhuh. But I did by myself a wee something - a Funko Fluttershy and a pink GCC pin. I also took some fun instant photos too. After the event and seeing the all the entered cosplays four of us went out to get some bubble tea, something I have not had before it was so nice, am really happy they showed me and helped me pick my first bubble tea. I think I will be making a point to get one next time am in glasgow again.
After getting our drinks we spilt up and we headed for our train, It was nice to have some company on the train and because saturday was the day that Sailor moon Crystal was released , and both me and Layla being Sailor moon fans, We sat on the train watching it on my Phone haha!! 


Laters, Tartan <3