Blippo.com Kawaii Shop | Mystery Kawaii & Candy haul unboxing

Blippo Kawaii shop is exactly what it sounds like, an on-line store selling a massive variety of kawaii merchandise with the added bonus of selling candy too with free basic shipping to the UK! If you’ve been reading my blog for a few years, you’ll remember that one of the kawaii subscription boxes I used to get was from the same company.

Blippo have recently started selling Fukubukuro lucky bags for candy, stationary and kawaii items and so my Bestie and I decided to do a joint order for some, as we really wanted to know what was in them! We opted to buy one kawaii and one candy mystery bag together and share the contents of between us. Seeing as we were placing an order anyway we took the chance to order a few other things we’d wanted to try as well.
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Birchbox August 2017: Mermaid Vibes

 

Birchbox is a monthly beauty box priced at £12.95 a month (That includes P&P). I’ve always been curious about Birchbox. From photos I’ve seen around the internet it’s always looked like a high quality beauty subscription and seemed to have a good selection of items included. The one thing that put me off, and it’s the same reason I cancelled some of the other subscription boxes I had, was that sometimes (or quite a lot of the time in past cases) you get items you don’t want or won’t use and end up binning or giving them away. I’ve been keeping an eye on Birchbox’s previous boxes and I’ve only spotted a couple of bits I wouldn’t use.


This month however, I got a little bit obsessed over the really colourful mermaid box they were sending! Fortunately for me I came across someone selling their box as they didn’t like the contents and were going to return it, so to save the middle man I bought it from them to try out!

If you’ve not received your box yet and don’t want to spoil it don’t hit the read more button!

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Korean Cosmetics at TK Maxx + Mini Haul!

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If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you must know by now how much I adored Korean cosmetics! I love everything about them, from their cute designs, magical skin transforming properties, scents and varities. The only thing I don’t like about them is how hard it is to obtain ANYTHING in the United Kingdom, you can’t just pop into the nearest Superdrug or Boots and pick up a Tony Moly facemask. You’re either stuck ordering online or having to travel to somewhere like China Town in London, until now. TK Maxx has started to stock a massive range of Korean beauty products! I can’t tell you how fast I ran to the store nearest me when I discovered this, handily its also available online too. So far I have seen products from Etude House, The Face Shop, Tony Moly, and Koelf Cosmetic. I’ve also seen a few other non-named brands for sale too. The one thing I would say is that there are a few brands being stocked that have been designed to look like the Korean brands but were actually made in the USA.

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Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Wonderball wand review

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I know what you’re thinking, two posts in one week?! Surprise! I’m hoping to get back to 3x a week, so get ready for more fun an adventure with me!

CoCo LoCo wonderball

Over the last 15 years, I have searched high and low for a curling wand that will deal with my hair; I hate to think how many different ones I have tried. For reference, I have longer than shoulder length hair – it’s quite thick, does whatever it likes, is pretty much poker straight and really requires a LOT of effort to get it to do anything remotely interesting. My previous, ancient Babyliss curling tongs are completely useless on it now which is why I was looking for a replacement in the first place and had been eyeing up the Wonderball. For starters, it looked awesome with its rose gold and pink colours, had added coconut oil in the wand and promised to give either curls or waves depending on whether you wrapped the hair around the balls or in the grooves – Ideal! I had already purchased the Lee Stafford CoCo Loco Blow and Go Nuts hair dryer and a few other products from the CoCo LoCo range and had already been impressed, so when I was offered the opportunity to review theses for a fair and unbiased review I jumped at the chance.

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HYPER JAPAN FESTIVAL 2016 15TH-17TH JULY

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HyperJapan

Kawaii Lovers and Japanese enthusiasts everywhere, it’s finally that time of year again – the Hyper Japan Festival is fast approaching! This years action-packet festival takes places over the 15-17th of July at the Olympia in London.

Ai my maid

For those of you not in the know, Hyper Japan hosts two events a year – the festival that takes place in the summer and the market which takes place in the winter. Both events are dedicated to Japan and cover tradition, culture, j-fashion, cosplay, live performers, workshops, shopping and more.

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This years event will see the famous songstress Azumi Inoue take to the stage on Friday and Saturday 1! Known for her work on Studio Ghibli favourites such as MyNeighbour Totoro and Laputa: Castle in the sky, you’ll definitely not want to miss this!

Food stalls

Japanese foods will be on available once again at the food court serving yakisoba, okonomiyaki and takoyaki to name but a few, they’ll also be, some special summer additions too. (I’m personally hoping they’ll be taiyaki again!) You’ll also be able to find the ever popular Sake experience and plenty of on stage demonstrations and interesting workshops to take part in.

Stationary

The Anime and game park will once again be offering up a taste of the styles, hobbies and interests of the youth of Japan – Hyper Game & Anime park offers a dedicated otaku area for all your gaming, anime and cosplay needs! If you’re looking for an action figure or maybe a new RPG, you’ll be sure to find it here. Some of the biggest names in the gaming industry will presenting their latest offerings for you to take advantage of!

Cute Clothing

Fashion and Kawaii lovers won’t be disappointed as the Kawaii shopping bonanza is returning for 2016! Featuring more stores than your credit card can handle, you’ll find offerings from popular stores such as Tofu Cute, Dreamy Bows and Love Jo-Jo to name but a few. They’ll also be a J-fashion show on both the Saturday and Sunday to allow everyone to experience the wide range of Japanese street fashions.

Japan Cultural

For those who want to experience the more traditional side of Japan, you’ll be pleased to know that Hyper Japans Culture Area will be showcasing stalls on traditional arts, clothing, technology and travel.

Cycling Tour

If you’re planing a trip to Japan in the not to distant future, I’d recommend speaking to some of the travel experts at Hyper Japan, who’ll be able to help you with your questions.

Genki Gear

Cosplay is back yet again with a funfair everyone COSParade during the 2nd session on the Saturday and the competitive COSTest on the Sunday. (If you wish to enter the COSTest or COSParade, you’ll need to download the application form from the Hyper Japan website).

JP BOOKS

Fancy taking part in a traditional Japanese craft class? Then Hyper Japan is for you – This summer you can take part in Hariko doll making, Otedama beanbag making, Kitsune Mask painting, Kokeshi Doll painting, Tsunami flower making, Chigirie fan decoration, Temari embroidery, Yubinuki thimble rings or Hashi-Oki chopstick rest making – all require a small payment to cover material costs – you can find more information/costs/timings on these on the Hyper Japan website.

Kawaii Figures

Hyper Japan’s summer festival promises to be a fun and interesting day out for all of those with a love of kawaii or for those who’d like to know more about Japan and personally I can’t wait to go! (I’ll be in attendance on the Friday).

Roxie Sweetheart

Will you be attending Hyper Japan? What are you most looking forward too? Let me know in the comments below.

Ta-ta for now,

Becky Heart