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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Vintage Weight & Pay @ The Hexagon

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You know what, I’m going to get straight into this, if you know me then you know I love a good bargain. I grew up buying things from charity/thrift stores, jumble and carboot sales. A friend and I spotted the Vintage Weigh & Pay being advertised on Facebook and decided to go along – we both love a good second hand sale and this promised to be delivering at least 6 tonnes of vintage goods including berets, dresses, Dr Martens and converse. All of my favourite things. At £15 a kilo this was not a cheap venture and whilst some things were capped such as the Converse and Dr Martens this could get pretty costly pretty quick, but I really wanted some new boots and berets and the photos shown on the FB page looked great, so we figured, hey, why not!

We decided on getting the £3 early entry and turned up at 9:50am to find that there was no sign of the sale anywhere – the Hexagon was locked up and there was no information anywhere (Hey to the queue jumpers who pushed in front of us whilst we were waiting). The doors to the Hexagon opened at 10:00 am and we found there were quite a lot of people waiting downstairs already who had gone in via another entrance. Honestly, it would have been a really, REALLY good idea to have some sort of signage pointing at where the sale was taking place or which entrance we should have been taking.

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Romance Manga Reviews

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Today I have something super fun for you! An interview with my adorable and very long time friend who runs Romance Manga Reviews over on Facebook. I love reading manga (actually I love reading full stop) but romance genres are one of my favourites as theres such a big variety of them.

So let’s have a chat with Romance Manga Reviews!

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Kawaii Christmas Shopping!

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IT’S DECEMBER! CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

Yep, that’s right! It’s that time of the year again where everything gets colder, darker and wetter. (Especially if you live in the UK, like me!) Winter isn’t all doom and gloom though, there’s plenty to look forward to through-out the festive season. Personally I love seeing all the Christmas decorations and lights, with it now being dark when I leave work it does brighten up my drive home.

With that said, December is also prime gift buying time for family and friends, so I thought I’d make a fun store list below for shopping ideas for cute or kawaii lover in your life!  Continue reading →

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