Sunday, 30 November 2014

Christmas has arrived! ^^

Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which means.....Christmas tree time! The Mr and I love Christmas! The decorations, the music, the food and of course, sneakily buying each other lots of super awesome presents! Putting up our decorations is a week long process, starting with putting up our main tree first followed by adding sprinkles of Christmas throughout the rest of the house! We've just finished putting up our main tree so I thought I'd show you how we do it in our home. We have a large bay window at the front of our house which is where we put our tree.

So here is our main tree; its a black tree that we decorate with both pink and blue lights. *twinkle twinkle* ^^ our colour scheme is pink, blue and purple as you can see from the Merry Christmas bunting we hang above the tree. This is a super Kawaii decoration that I bought from Becci Bunny Makes, she makes lots of kawaii items and was only too happy to create these to my specifications! So here is a close up of some of my decorations: 

We have a mix of cute candy, baubles and these super kawaii cupcakes which were also made by Becci Bunny Makes! She made me them to match the bunting and came in pink, purple and blue! 

This is a pic of one of the huge baubles we have on out tree, it's a clear bauble with pink glittery stars on it which really sparkles when it catches the light! 

Here is my favourite bauble, we have 8 of them on the tree, they are clear baubles with super kawaii faces on! Aren't they adorable! As usual our presents will all go under the tree when they're all wrapped, along with our Christmas stockings which, as you may have guessed, were also made by Becci Bunny Makes! Like I said, she makes super kawaii items and customised these to go with our colour theme! 

So that's our main tree! I'll post a pic on my Facebook and Twitter when it gets dark to show you it all lit up! I'll be posting about our other kawaii decorations during the week including other Christmas trees ^^ you'll want to come back and see these! If you liked the items I bought from Becci Bunny Makes then check out her website, she also sells her items at the Shop in the Square in Wolverhampton as well as offering sewing lessons if you fancy learning how to make your own! 

Make sure you pop back in the week for more kawaii Christmas! Catch you later Kawaiisters!! ^^ 

Friday, 28 November 2014

New Nintendo 3DS themes!

If you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know I'm a big 3DS fan, including keeping it Kawaii! Over the last few weeks Nintendo have released lots of new 3DS themes including some for Princess Peach and Animal Crossing. Well now there's also this super Kawaii Pikachu theme and I just had to get it!

This super Kawaii theme has a sleeping Pikachu on its top screen and is accompanied with relaxing music! The bottom screen changes as you move through the options. It goes from the one eye open Pikachu with the Poke Puff above to a fully asleep Pikachu below: 

There's also this super cute pastel Super Mario Theme! The top screen is pastel pink with Super Mario characters displayed in various pastel colours! The bottom screen is pastel blue with Super Mario characters displayed, again in super cute pastel colours! 

These themes are an awesome way to Kawaii up your gaming! 

Sunday, 23 November 2014

MCM Comic Con Birmingham

This weekend we attended the MCM Comic Con that was held at the NEC in Birmingham and it did not disappoint!

We attended the Manchester Con in July and had an awesome time, so we couldn't wait to see what the Birmingham Con had to offer. The Con included the Memorabilia Show that used to be an event in itself so combining that with the Comic Con there was lots on offer! We had priority tickets for the Saturday which meant we got in at 9am, two hours before the general ticket attendees were allowed in. I recommend anyone attending a Con in the future to buy priority as it means you get to have a good look around, purchase items before they sell out and most importantly not have to queue for so long! We arrived nice and early so were amongst the first people to get inside the event. There were lots of stalls! More than we expected and more than what was available at the Manchester Con. One thing I noticed about what was on offer was there wasn't many small independent DIY sellers. I did find a few dotted about and checked them all out. The first stall that caught my eye was Getcha Geek On, they sold laser cut accessories and being a huge Pokemon fan, look what drew my eye!

This was such a bargain! It's a Pokemon logo necklace and it's super high quality! I still can't believe that this only cost me £5! They had lots of other super Kawaii items on offer so make sure you checkout their website

The independent stall I visited was the awesome Cakes with Faces

I have been meaning to swing by their stall for a while and managed to find them at the Birmingham event! Here I purchased a super kawaii watch! 

This is their super kawaii Marshmallow watch! It has a white strap and displays pink and white marshmallows with kawaii faces on the face of the watch ^^ I super chuffed with this purchase! It's very high quality and will help add some kawaii to my work outfits ^^ They have loads of super kawaii items on offer, including clothing and homeware so make sure you check out their online store! They're also extremely friendly people ^^ 

The next store I just had to visit was Tokyo Toys!

I shopped here when I visited the Manchester Comic Con and got some awesome items so a return visit was a must! Here I bought these super Kawaii plushes! 

This is my new Hatsune Miku plush! She's quite a big plush at 12 inches high and is super Kawaii! I also picked up this beaut:

It's a Sailor Moon plush! I saw this and just had to grab it before it sold out! It's super high quality and stands at 8 inches tall! Think I will need to do some rejigging of plushes to display this one! 

The next stall I visited didn't display a name or have any business cards with them so unfortunately I cannot give them a shoutout for these, but this is what I picked up off their stall!

These are super Kawaii Kaomoji Vocaloid keyring plushes! As you may have already picked out the first and last ones are of Hatsune Miku! ^^ the yellow one is Kagamine Len, and the pink one Megurine Luka! How super Kawaii are these?! I also picked up this awesome item! 

It's a Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary plush of Luna P, this is larger than the key rings above it but it's a good sized item to display on a bag! ^^ 

There was quite a large stall by Forbidden Planet at the event and I managed to grab a Tokidoki item! 

This is a create your own Unicorno! It's a quite large item and it came with three Sharpie pens that you can use to decorate it! I haven't done anything with it yet, I want to grab a few more coloured pens and then I'll have a go! I'll post a pic of the final look on my Facebook and Twitter accounts! 

The next item I spotted was of the Kawaii Queen herself, Hello Kitty! It wouldn't be a successful shopping trip if it didn't include something Kitty related! ^^ 

This is a 40th Anniversary Hello Kitty item! It's a Chogokin x Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Robot! Now this I will be unboxing in a post later this week as it deserves a post of its own! Mare sure you pop back later in the week to see what's inside the box ^^ 

Mr had been looking forward to the Con for ages so he could get his hands on a melon pan! So we had to swing by the Japan Centre stall to grab a few ^^ as you may have read in an earlier post, we are big fans of J-candy so here is our mini haul from the Japan Centre Stand:

We picked up the melon pan as planned, and also some Koala No March, Pocky and Choco Pies (Pai no mi)!! Nom Nom 

As we had already bought some candy we didn't plan on nipping to Tofu Cute, but this super Kawaii plush summoned me to the stall!!!

It's Mount Fuji!!! As soon as I spotted it i knew we couldn't go home without it! And it's huge! A whole 12 inches tall and 15 inches wide! To show you the scale here it is with a vocaloid keyring! It's called a Kaomoji Fuji-tan! 

I think this is going to have to live in our living room! ^^ and I think it needs a name! 

The last items I have to show you are Mr's purchase! As I said, we're big Pokemon fans so whe Mr saw these he grabbed them! 

This is an Elite Trainer box which contains booster packs, energy cards, acrylic condition markers, dice, a players guide, card sleeves and a collector box with dividers! This is for the Furious Fists expansion and features Mega Lucario! Mr also picked up the Mega Gengar version for the Phantom Forces expansion. 

So that was our haul! After shopping we had a break and I got to work spotting and snapping pics of all the awesome cosplayers I could find! 

Here are two guys cosplaying as toy soldiers! Being a big fan of Toy Story I loved this! 

Here is a super Kawaii cosplay on Belle from Beauty and the Beast! 

Here is a very nice cosplay of Super Sonico: 

During our break I spotted Cinderella! 

Came across these three lovely ladies cosplaying as Adventure Time and Sailor Moon:

You may or may not know this one but the Mr spotted him, it's Barf from Spaceballs! 

Had to get this one! It's Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy with a mini Groot! 

Here's a couple of Vocaloids! ^^ Can you spot which ones? 

It's V!!!! 



Kaname Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica! And her friend is a Homestuck Cosplay! 

Chi from Chobits

Jesse from Pokemon! 

I spotted a Lolita! 

Harley Quinn and the Joker! 

Old Skool Rogue! Loved this one! 

It's an Ewok!!!

Not 100% sure who they were cosplaying but I loved their outfits! 

For the super geeks, here's a parade of Storm Troopers and Rebel Pilots as they walked through the crowds! 

And Chewbacca complete with real noises! 

If you spot yourself in the pics I have taken and you want me to link through to your social networking profile or website then either leave me a message below or message me on Facebook! ^^ on a whole, we loved the event and recommend it to anyone with similar interest to what you have seen in this post! It's a family friendly event and lots of kids attended, some even joining in with some cosplaying! There was loads to do, with celebrity signings and talks, photo ops with film props such as the delorean from Back to the Future, cosplay parades, gaming areas, and even a Steam Punk Emporium! See you at the next one! ^^

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Limited Edition Instax Mini Hello Kitty Camera

On Sunday I posted about the super kawaii Instax Mini 8 Polaroid camera produced by FujuFilm, well today I wanted to update you with an even cuter version of the Instax - the Limited Edition Hello Kitty Camera <3

FujuFilm has produced the Instax camera in the shape of Hello Kitty's head to celebrate her 40th Anniversary! How super kawaii is this?!?! The camera is white with the iconic Kitty bow in pink and even has ears!

The Limited Edition package includes the camera, a pack of Hello Kitty themed film, some Hello Kitty stickers and a super kawaii Hello Kitty shoulder strap! This is a must for any Hello Kitty fans and collectors! It will be released in Japan by Fujifilm on 21st November so keep your eyes pealed! 

Catch you later Kawaiisters!! ^^

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Instax Mini 8 - a Super Kawaii camera!

If you are anything like me then you like to take lots and lots of super kawaii photos and decorate them before sharing them with the kawaii universe. Well on our first trip to Japan in 2010 we came across a new camera that is still really growing in popularity: The Instax Mini 8! It's not like the normal point and click cameras that we have come to mostly use, it's a Polaroid! If you are anywhere near my age, you'll remember Polaroids as being rather large, chunky and unattractive, but Fuji Film have given it a complete make over and produced a must have accessory for anyone wanting to snap memorable kawaii pics! I had been pondering on and off since seeing the camera back in 2010 as to whether I should buy it, and when I spotted it at Hyper Japan in July, I knew I just had to grab one!

As you can see, I went for the baby blue option as I thought it would look super Kawaii with lots of pink danglies! ^^ The camera was originally released in five colours, pink, blue, yellow, white and black, but has since been released in grape (a deep purple) and in raspberry (a deep pink) as well! The camera is super easy to use, and when you have chosen your subject, focused in and clicked, a credit card sized Polaroid photo comes out the top of the camera! 

It takes a few minutes for the picture to fully develop but when it's finished you are left with a super kawaii pic! Here is one I took to show you, it's of Roulade! 

The colours come through quite strong and as you can see there's plenty of room to decorate your pic! 

It's that easy! Although the films for the camera can be quite costly, I personally think they are worth it, especially if you use your film wisely for special moments/pics! I can take tonnes of photos that never get printed off, and this is a great way to have a momento of something special that you can either keep or give away as a gift! 

Now you're probably asking yourself, what was the white item next to my blue camera in the first pic? and now I'll explain, Instax have also produced a separate Polaroid printer! And with there being such a good offer on when I bought it I just had to grab it too! The printer is as small and compact as the camera and the best thing about it!? You can print straight from your phone!!! Yes, Instax have created an app that you can download to your phone so that you can print pics that you have taken on the go! 

The app is called Instax Share and is as easy as using the camera! When you open the app you are given several options: 

You can take a photo using the app and then print it. You can use a real time template which means it records where you are, the date and weather etc on the pic: 

You can also choose a photo from your phones camera roll and print it as well as being able to choose a pic from social networking sites and print it: 

The app even gives you the chance to decorate the pic before printing it off! 

Not bad for a free app! So, that's the Fuji Film Instax Mini 8! Keep it Kawaii! ^^