Sunday, 18 December 2016

Opening December Christmas Yume Box! Video and Photos ~

Hi Sweeties!

How are you guys? Hope you're all having a good build up to christmas! Yesterday we opened our Yume Twins monthly kawaii subscription box which was christmas themed!


Watch the video above ^^


The Yume Twins box is getting better and better! We got the biggest Rilakkuma hand towel ever, the cutest snoopette plushie and lots of other goodies! We're really excited for the refurbished new yume twins next year! The box will look different and also it will include more premium items, lifestyle and apparels and accessories. 

If it lives up to the hype? We wont know until january! 

Also we are still running our blogger giveaway! Please enter by clicking here!


That's it for now cuties, blog soon xx

Clairey xx

Friday, 2 December 2016

Shiroi Room Review Patches, Badges, Print and Sticker

Hi Cuties!

So I've literally decided very last minute that I'm going to be doing blogmas! Now normally some people do a post everyday but I really doubt I can achieve that! I'm going to try do 2 posts a week. I wanted to do blogmas mainly as I'm starting to feel more inspired to blog and want to try explore things and see where things go.

Not all the posts will be Christmas themed, but let's get onto today's post!



Shiroi Room is full of art, accessories and fashion with a very kawaii pastel theme. 


I've been following Shiroi Room a while loving what she does so when I could do an order I tried make it quite broad and order a few different things. I ordered some badges, patches, a sticker and print.

As they were coming from Canada to the UK the items took a week and a half to arrive but that was pretty much on time. This was the nicest ever packaged items I've ever received. It was in a sturdy card envelope so nothing would bend but then everything inside was in cute packaging and tissue paper. The fact she did the time to do this really impressed me and made things more exciting to open!


Let's start off with the sticker shall we? As you can see it's not just a sticker. She included a cute postcard print too! She put a lovely message on the back and that print is now helping my whiteboard look kawaii.  The sticker is such good quality. It's thick and has a vinyl touch to it. I had to choose this design as it's just so colourful and fun!


There were many different designs of badges but I chose the booh design and the black heart one. Though she does pastel stuff I was more drawn to these two. The artwork is really clear and the badges feel like great quality that will last.


I could not pass these patches up. I've been wanting to make a cute magical girl themed patched up denim jacket for a while now and these will fit perfectly. Once again great quality, these iron on patches looked really well made with no mistakes, I don't think any of the threads will pull with wear and tear and the colours pay off is really well. All of the instructions are on the product page with how to apply these patches.


Last off this baby one more time print I put at the start of the blog. She packed this wonderfully again and the amount of detail in this print is amazing. You can look at this print again and again and see new detail. The prints obviously inspired by the Britney song and I love the lyrics placed as doodles on this print. I love all the soft colours and the eyes are just precious.

Overall I really love all of my products I bought and will definitely buy from her again. She has loads of different designs that I just have to have.

Check her out on her storenvy here. 

Yay! My first blogmas post done! I really love the holiday time expect from the cold weather



Speaking of christmas please check our blog giveaway post right here. 

Stay Cute

Clairey xoxo

Monday, 21 November 2016

Don't Feel Blue Magical Girl!

Hi sweeties!

Recently I did a magical girl inspired co ord, which is also inspired by artist shiroi room! I really love her work, just full of pastels and kawaii goodness. I recently made an order and I can't wait!


Outfit Rundown
Wig - Rockstar Wigs
Scarf - Magical Harts
Top - Listen Flavour
Jacket - New Look
Skirt - Sew Kira 

I really wanted to make it have the magical girl street fashion feel. The outfit kind of came together itself.


I was so excited to wear my scarf in this outfit. It's my personal scarf but we launched a range of them in my shop! There all handmade and faux fur. I just had to have one myself. 


I hope you like this post! I'm still enjoying playing with my style and exploring what I want to do. I just ordered some new J fashion magazines from Japan to see whats trending now!


xoxo

Monday, 14 November 2016

Let's Celebrate! Kawaii Giveaway!

Well Hi sweeties!

Like I said in the last post, Ophelia of Harts is holding a giveaway!
We were wanting to celebrate getting back into blogging as blogging has brought so much joy to us and we've been able to meet so many wonderful people. 

We needed to take a break for a while as we just ran out of juice and we're going through some stuff in life that needed to be taken care of. But never mind that! Lets celebrate!


Yay! Goods to suit all your needs! Shall break it down in the photos below.




The beauty items in the giveaway! Japanese fashion style false lashes, blood drop false nails (I got them from the halloween range but thought they'd be great for J fashion!) and a marie tsum tsum lip balm charm! It's actually a keyring so you can attach it to your bag and have it on the go.


Yo kai watch plush pouch to keep your pencils or makeup safe and a mochi mochi panda memo pad!


And our Hello Kitty goods are a plush keyring and Hello Kitty "dress style" socks!

Our giveaway is open worldwide and we will need your email to message you if you win! We wont use your email for anything else. Enter below!


You'll have to follow us to enter as we want to share this with our followers. If your not following already it's not too late ^^ you can join if you do follow.

Any questions please do let us know!

We hope you love the goodies! Giveaway ends in two months. January 14th 2017

We look forward to announcing the winner!

Peace

Amy & Clairey xx

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Style Inspiration - Technicolour

Hi cuties!

So since I'm now finding my true style self at the moment I wanted to share some pictures of what I'm finding really inspiring at the moment.

I would say my style is very magical girl inspired but then throw in, girl gangs, neon lights and vibrancy. So it can be hard to balance it all. I've tried to source everything where I can. Hope you find them as inspiring as I do!


Source

From dark colours to light I just love the vibrancy of it. I love the hint of cyber/futurism to them.




Inspiration doesn't always have to come from outfits! Unfortunately I couldn't find a source for this but I love it so much! Blue with a hinge of pink.


I've had this saved for quite a while. When I think of technicolour this is what comes to mind. If I could take this outfit from the picture, it would be all I'd ever wear. I think it's from the anime Aikatsu. 

I hope you like this inspiration post! I didn't want to make it too long, more like a bite of inspiration. 

I often struggle with thinking of my style as it doesn't fit a certain already existing style very well. It's more like taking hints of styles I already love and mixing them together. But I like it more that way. You have more control and results can be infinite. 

The next post is going to be a giveaway! Both me and Amy want to celebrate us blogging more with a bang and thank our lovely readers for coming along on the journey. With blogging, it's kind of like finding your rhythm and it can be hard keeping on track.

How are you cuties enjoying Autumn?

Peace
Clairey xxx

Monday, 17 October 2016

It's a Magical Word: 5 Mahou Shoujo facts~

I love magical girl anime and it's a huge part of my life so when I realized I didn't have not many posts on it I knew I had to fix that right away!

So here is five magical girl facts that relate to my life.




1. The first magical girl animes I watched were technically Sailor Moon and Card Captor Sakura, and they are my favourites. But when I watched them I was young I didn't realise that they were animes at all. The first one I watched knowing about magical girl anime was Tokyo Mew Mew!



2. Magical girl anime is a huge part of my life, it motivates me, inspires me and keeps me going. I know that seems silly but the very ethos of it is girl empowerment, to not give up and that you can do anything! Magical girls can save the world!

Anime: Aikatsu 

3. I think idol anime is very similar to mahou shoujo anime. And it inspires me too! Both animes have adorable costumes and crazy coloured hair, a moral ethos and some idol animes are based around saving the world. I haven't been into idol anime much, but it's something growing onto me for sure. (I know this is more opinion than fact but I wanted to include it)


4. I'm beginning quite the collection of magical girl collectibles. Nice start right?


5. Remember how I said magical girls are a big part of my life? Well it's infused in my very passion too. I've never been the best with confidence and it took me a while, but in life I want to sell my creations and share my joy of magical girls! Magical Harts is the name of our brand, so far it's jewellery and accessories but we have aspirations to make it go bigger and bigger. So as my skills grow, Magical Harts will too! It's very inspiration is magical girls and Japanese fashion! 

So these are my facts! I want to do a post on Magical Harts more and explain what's behind it but I get worried it will look like an advertisement when I'm wanting to just share my love for it and what it's like have a small independent shop.

Let me know what you think of my facts and if you'd be interested in more posts about our brand 

Peace cuties!

Clairey xxx

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Kawaii Fall Haul - Clothing, Make up, Accessories, Plushies and more!

What's up cuties!

So this post is all about the fall haul. The haul for fall. Falling into the haul for fall. Using the American word for Autumn because it rhymes with haul haul.

Right now we got this sorted let's get onto it.

So I guess the first thing is this fold away bag that I got from Primark. I'm a huge disney fan and just love this disney villians. I just had to get it.



I really wanted to try a baseball cap as I've never really been a baseball cap person. I got this cap from ebay rather cheaply as I just wanted to see if it suited me. And it kind of doesn't, it doesn't suit me with my natural hair which is rather short, but with wigs I love it! I really wanted one that would go with the japanese street fashion feel I'm going for recently. Bonus picture of me and my twin trying to look tough whilst looking like a pink powder puff.


Trust that Toki Doki will always inject colour into your life! I saw these on Dolls Kill when they were doing worldwide free shipping. I don't think I'll buy from them again as they don't have the best reputation. But let's talk about the goods, I am living for this headband! How cute and sparky is it? Totally going to be wearing that all the time and the Hawaii unicorn plushie will always remind me of the warmer months through the cold months. Perfect.





Let's carry on with the accessories hey? I think everyone knows about the pom pom puff ball craze at the moment, and I personally love it. The pink one is from skinny dip and the green is from Primark. Different colours for different moods. Plus I saw these adorable tights again from Primark. They remind me of ame kaji gyaru and will be great for Japanese street fashion. 




I love unusual jewellery, especially one featuring bugs! I don't know why but I have quite a passion for them on jewellery and clothing. Plus this reminds me of a relic that Indiana jones would find! I got this from Topshop recently.



(Sorry for the black in the corner, didn't see until now)

So were onto one of my favourite things ever, make up. To really go with the autumn feel me and twinny wanted to try out some darker almost jewel like colours. So the Morphe Zodiac palette being well priced and having all the colours we want seemed like the right buy. Haven't had much of a play around with it yet but I am planning a look soon.


Something I know is always reliable, great pigment and coverage is the OCC Cosmetic Lip Tars. They are the only "liquid lipstick" that I fully trust. I love the shine and finish of it too, I'm not always a fan of matte finishes. The lip colours we got were Digitalis (a perfect must buy for J fashion looks), Blackboard which is the dark green colour (It dries a different colour on lips than it does on skin) and Strange and Unusual which is a gorgeous metallic purple. All of the products above were bought on Beauty Bay. Whilst I've heard some people have had issues with them, all of my deliveries from them have been fine.



I only want to touch on this briefly as I'm going to make a proper post on these but I'm planning to patch up my denim jacket all magical girl gang style! It'll be perfect for Autumn. They all feel great quality so far and not had any delivery problems either! From Left to right:
Eye patches(she included one as gift!) -
Dynamic Doll
Heart gem patch - Fever Dream Boutique 
Sailor Moon patches - Sugarbones



As expected I got a Halloween themed top this Autumn. I mean who doesn't? I chose this top as I think I can wear it after Halloween too. I got this from Adolescent Clothing from Asos.


My dear readers, this is the most beautiful jacket I've ever laid eyes on. Well, my twin laid eyes on then totally told me about it cause she knows this is my piece de resistance. I totally love bomber jackets anyway but it's a nice satin blue on the outside with this lace up feature and the inside is quilted and it's totally thick and warm so I won't be going out cold. And children, I've never been happy with an item. This truly makes me feel like I'm in a girl gang and it's TALL so my arms will not be going cold this year. I got this from Asos by the brand Glamorous Tall.

So that concludes my haul, well most of it, some I didn't share as the post would be too damn long and not everything is that interesting...


What are you feeling for this Autumn/Fall?

Please tell me in the comments cuties!


Peace~
xxxx

Clairey

Friday, 16 September 2016

YumeTwins August Kawaii Subscription Box Review ♥

Hi cuties!!!

So first off I want to see this review is not sponsored at all, I bought this with my own money and all opinions are 100% mine.

Right now that's out of the way. Me and Amy have been wanting to get a monthly subscription box for a while and we checked out some (which were all Japanese related be it snacks etc) but we weren't overall impressed. Me and twinny have been subscribed to this subscription box since it started 3 months ago. But really when we got them we were so excited we opened them up straight away and never really took photos or anything... until now!



So this is the August box I'm reviewing which theme was Loveable Animals. I'll be reviewing the design/ concept, the price, and the actual contents.

So what is Yume Twins? Well its a monthly subscription box from the people of Tokyo Treat. The people behind the boxes are actually based in Japan and all the goods are official merchandise. But Clairey, more about the box! Ok, so its a Kawaii monthly subscription box where you now get 8-10 items that fit into the Yume Kawaii style! The yume style, which the website describes as "a mixture of cuteness, fairytales and more importantly a touch of darkness! (yami)"  



So the design of the actual box and the idea of the subscription box to me is a magical girl dream.  The box outside and inside is beyond adorable with their two mascots,  and all the cuteness surrounding it in a lovely lavender colour.  

Now on to the contents, before I get into August's contents, I just want to quickly state what type of items you get. As I said before you get around 8-10 goodies. But what they include are all official merchandise which includes, plushies, stationary, figures, keyrings and accessories. So what brands have they included? Sanrio, Alpacasso, Bandai, Rement and lots more.

Now onto Augusts box. 


So in every box you get a little magazine which includes descriptions of the items you get, news from Yume Twins and insights of whats popular in Japan at the moment. The magazine is super cute and all designed with their mascots and original art which is a super cute box.


First is a blind box that is a cute little charm of yummy cakes and dessert. We really liked this, it was well made and though a small item still nice,



Then we got this egg carton, with GUDETAMA. We get this squishy pink egg with a little gudetama inside. Totally cute, totally adorable and totally pink. 


Couldn't get the best picture of this but I love pompompurin so much! The pen is quite good actually, blank ink and writes pretty well. It has a cute stamp like design on it, I was so happy when I got this.





As the theme of the box loveable animals this pink alpacasso sure fits the bill! Again it's pink so Amy was over the moon. It's cute and adorable and it has a ball chain on it so that you can put on your bag etc. Another great item. 





Cute face and hand towel featuring a cat from an anime? Doesn't really matter, it's a nice design and it's useful.




Another loveable animal. This is an item that you could of got one of a few. It's really soft and cute! And it's currently on my bag.






Oh my god. This is so so amazing, A thick notepad with lines, neko atsume pad. I don't actually like cats but neko atsume is just so charming. And its stationary! I collect it and I've used this pad a lot, so cute.





So I adoreeee pom pom purin! Like he's my favourite Sanrio character and when I saw this I went crazy. So cute and I'll probably never use it because I love it too much. It's a letter set and includes stickers too. 


Mini Review

So as this post has gone rather in depth I'll try keep this too the point. Shall be giving my last thoughts and a rating out of five.

The design/concept of this box is just amazing. So adorable and a bit of a gap in the market. I'm totally for the design and concept so this is a 5/5.

Now the price is different for everyone depending on their month package or which offers they have. Generally they always have some sort of offer on which helps with the price and the flat rate $6.99 worldwide shipping seems fair. With all the items in the box I do think it's really worth the price so I'll give this a 4/5.

Contents, well this is easy for me. You get 8-10 items and for every box I've had I have been pleased with everything! Even if it's something I'm much of a fan of it's all really cute and the other items in the box are normally really on point. 5/5.

So I really love this subscription box and if you're wanting kawaii items that aren't always candy or anime related this is for you. They normally have some sort of offer on so if there isn't one on at the moment, might be worth waiting a bit. You can find their website here

Sorry if this got rather in depth, if there is anything I didn't cover please comment and I'll gladly get back to you!

Clairey xoxo