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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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 Summer Festival ’16 : Part 2 – The Haul!

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Hyper Japan

I hope you’re all well? Today I have my second Hyper Japan post from this years summer festival, covering all the fun and fancy things I had the chance to purchase! So let’s jump on in! Continue reading →

An Interview with Fuzzballs

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I hope everyone is well? It’s been awhile since we’ve had an interview with a UK based kawaii company, and during MCM Comicon I was lucky enough to meet up with the lovely owner of Fuzzballs who very kindly agreed to do a fun interview with me all about one of the UK’s most kawaii brands!

Check out our questions and answers below:

Q: Tell us about Fuzzballs!

A: Fuzzballs, well the Fuzzballs is a really popular comic on Tumblr – http://thefuzzballs.tumblr.com – which has loads of cute little animations featuring the Fuzzballs characters. There’s Fuzzcat Whisky who likes to cosplay, Fuzztiger Timmy who is a little silly and Fuzzbunny Ollie who just loves cookies. They’re joined by a whole host of friends too! It’s super adorable and now we also sell a wide range of Fuzzballs merch ranging from Shirts and Necklaces to prints and cards.

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Q: Why did you start Fuzzballs and what inspires you when creating your designs?

A: Fuzzballs started in 2013 as these little tumblr animations and since then it’s grown into this huge thing. I’d always had this idea in my head to draw these cute simple little animals just bursting with happyness but it took many years before I actually went and did it. Originally I had an idea for a tiger but I actually drew a bunny first as I owned rabbits at the time and from there I went back to a tiger, a cat and ever since then have been adding new characters to the Fuzzballs family. It’s mostly my own pets that inspire me with their ‘wacky’ antics but from time to time theres other animals (as I sadly don’t own a tiger) that inspire me for their own little stories.

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Q: What your stores top selling item(s)?

A: This is a tough one to answer, it’d probably be easier to answer what is not a top seller as so many of the designs are so popular. It constantly changes, one week it’s our ‘Will Work For Treats’ shirt that is the most popular but then that’ll quickly change to our ‘Eat Cookies’ shirt. I’m always releasing new designs based off the animtions like the brand new ‘Meowgical’ shirt and they always become big sellers instantly as we have some amazing fans out there. But even the small stuff like our Necklaces, prints and badges do exceptionally well. We even recently launched a range of Fuzzballs Birthday and Holiday cards which took off in such a huge way I never imagined they would which is amazing. I think because the range is so varied but is all tied together with a unique Fuzzballs theme there is something for everyone.

When we do shows like MCM Comic Con in the UK the amount of new fans that come over and just can’t decide which one to get is just incredible and sometimes they just have to bite the bullet and buy a couple of different items because there is so much cuteness to choose from.

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Q: What do you think will be popular in the upcoming months? (You mentioned Alpacasso were no longer the in thing!)

A: In the geek world? It’s a tough one, fat cats and hamsters are really in at the moment and obviously Marvel will keep hitting it out of the park. For Fuzzballs, I really don’t know, but we will just keep doing what we are doing without worrying what may be popular and hoping everyone enjoys what we do.

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Q: Where do you see Fuzzballs in the foreseeable future?

A: Fuzzballs gets bigger and bigger every week, it’s really tough for us to keep up with everything going on. As mentioned we launched a brand new shirt and cards this past week, theres already loads more shirt designs including some all over shirts in the planning stages. We’re working on a range of Fuzzballs leggings which already look super awesome and we’re always thinking what else would someone want a Fuzzballs on. We’re also having some interesting talks with a few different people which could lead to some very exciting news in the future. On top of that is keeping up with the animations so as you can see it’s very busy for Fuzzballs and we couldn’t do this without the support of our fans.

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Q: Where we can find you and what upcoming events will you be at?

A: Deep breath! You can find us on our brand new website at www.fuzzballs.co where you’ll find our huge Fuzzballs store that ships worldwide and is your one stop shop for Fuzzballs comics, goodies and more. You can also follow just the comics on Tumblr at http://thefuzzballs.tumblr.com

Twitter – www.twitter.com/thefuzzballs

Facebook – www.facebook.com/thefuzzballs

Instagram – www.instagram.com/the_fuzzballs

We’ll also be at the London Anime & Gaming Con 2nd-3rd of July 2016, Hyper Japan in London 15-17th July 2016 and no doubt we’ll be at MCM Comic Con Birmingham and London as well as Hyper Japan again later on in the year. Phew.

We love seeing and chatting to all our fans, so if you see us at a show come and say hi, or feel free to message us on those social media thingies! Don’t forget to share with your friends too, you may just make their day!

I want to say thank you to Fuzzballs for taking the time to answer all my questions! I really enjoyed finding out all about The Fuzzballs – I have to say I think Ollie and Whisky are my absolute favourites, but they are all so cute! Please be sure to check them out on the links above or say Hi at their next convention appearance – they have some absolutely adorable items for sale!

Want me to interview your favourite kawaii store? Have something you’d like me to ask? Just let me know in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do!

Ta-ta for now,

Becky Heart

 

International gift swap! South Korea box swap

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I hope you’re all fine and dandy today! I’m sorry for the lack of updates over the last two weeks – real life had me totally tied up so I’ve not had a chance to write anything for you ^^;  Today I thought I’d share with you something a little special! Many, many, (many!!) years ago I went to school with a lovely girl from South Korea, called Miriam – we’ve kept in touch over the years and recently decided to do a gift swap! Unfortunately I forgot to take photos of the things I sent (including a crocheted scarf and mittens!) but I did take photos of what I was sent!

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Look at all this awesomeness! I’ve been well and truly spoiled! I’m so lucky to have such wonderful friends.

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As most of you know if you’re a regular reader, I absolutely adore stationary! It’s the one of the things I can never have enough of – see kallo when it’s this cute! Check out the adorable little stampers, those are so sweet and will be great to decorate my planner with. The erasers, pencil and leads have inspired me to start drawing again!

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How kawaii are these socks! I am so greatfull for these! I find it really hard to get cute socks in the UK and the animals have such fun faces.

relaxed bear blocks

Next up is a Rilakkuma nano block figure! This was so much fun to make – though I did have to get Mr Lock’s help with the last tiny bit.

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Here we are, all built! He’s now taken up residence in on my desk at work.

pikachu hand warmer  A Pikachu hand warmer! This is so perfect, my hands are always cold and with this little fellow I can take him out and about and keep my hands toasty.

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Letter sets! This was so well timed as I’d been looking at some sets to buy to write to friends but hadn’t found anything I really liked, but I love these!

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Ah!! I was so excited for these – Miriam sent me a little sneak peak and had bought me some make-up from my absolute favourite brand, Etude House! On the left in the sweet penguin box is a magic any cushion case, on the right a lip stain from the new Berry Delicious collection and one from the Bling Me Prisim. Both lip products are beautiful colours that I love!

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Miriam is so very sweet – she told me she bought these eye lashes as she’s knows I like to cosplay and thought that these would be great for it! I just thought that was so very thoughtful of her. There are also some samples from the ton ing white C series.

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Check out this lovely Hettie shower puff! It’s so soft!

etude house clippers blusher & cushion

A Hettie paw nail clipper, cookie blush and the re-fill for the magic any cushion. One of the many reasons I love Etude is there cute designs, you can really see it in these.

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A really bright and fun Berry Delicious pouch – great for storing all sorts!

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Some more samples and some heart shade squishy sponges which are fab for applying make up.

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These are so sweet I don’t want to use them! I think I’ll keep them on display. I especially like the kitty and the puppy.

candy Lots of candies and gum! These were really tasty, hichew is one of my favourite kinds of candies.

I’ve really been spoilt and feel like a very lucky girl! I really feel like I should have put more in the box I sent as everything in the one I received was so wonderful and very thoughtfully chosen for me.

So thank you Miriam from the bottom of my heart for my lovely gifts! I can’t wait to swap with you again!

Ta-ta for now,

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