I’ll tell you a secret… I wasn’t always a Hello Kitty Fan *gaspshockhorror*. I went through a phase where I was pretty tired of it because of just how popular Hello Kitty was and I wanted to be “original” (ew) and so I turned my attention to another super cute character – Cinnamoroll. I was still in Sixth Form/college (so high school, for my American readers!) when I fell in love with this lil’ puppy, and so wearing this Cinnamoroll inspired outfit really brought back sweet memories!
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I’m dreaming of a kawaii Christmas… And nothing can get more kawaii than receiving a box of Christmas-themed goodies from Kawaii Box in the run up to the festive season! I’ve done reviews on their previous boxes in the past and have been really satisfied with them so far, so I was really looking forward to receiving their December edition. There’s even a chance for one of my lucky friends (like you!) to win your own Kawaii Box, so scroll to the bottom of the post to enter our giveaway.
But first, let’s take a look at what I’ve received!
“What even is gyaru?” I hear people say whenever I tell them about this Japanese fashion. Sometimes I brush it off and say, “it’s just this Japanese fashion” and let them divulge at their own pace (usually they then follow it with “where you look like an anime doll?” which is very frustrating). Other times I hop onto Google for some inspiration to show them what I mean but then realise that I don’t look anything like the first few pictures of Black Diamond that pop up… And when I finally found one, the stranger has lost interest by then so I just put my phone away.
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Life is like a box of kawaii… You never know what you’re going to get!
Well, that’s how I feel every time I receive a box from the lovely people at Kawaii Box. It’s one of the things that I look forward to the most and I love the element of surprise.
This month – the Summer Festival box – did not disappoint. It was bursting with kawaii/cute goodies and I couldn’t wait to write this post! What’s even better is that Kawaii Box and I are hosting a giveaway where you can win one of these amazing boxes! Find out more at the bottom of this post.
And without further ado… Let’s look at what I received this month!
Buying Jfashion items outside of Japan was such a nightmare for me when I first started getting into gyaru. I remember longing for a beautiful Liz Lisa dress only to learn that I couldn’t buy it directly from their website and that I needed some sort of shopping service, and at the time it went straight over my head.
Nowadays it’s all too easy for me to buy Jfashion items – hence why I’m forever broke – but I still get a lot of questions from those wanting to get into it on where I get my clothes/accessories/stationery from. Below I have compiled a list of my absolute favourite jfashion stores (focusing more on small businesses) who I’ve had really good experience with, or who my friends have recommended, just to give you a bit of a helping hand! I’ve split everything up into different fashion sectors as not all of them are just gyaru-focused.
(Post edited on June 2020)