Giveaways, SCK News

Reader Survey Results & Giveaway Winners

Posted on October 26, 2016 by

Big thanks to everyone who filled out our Reader Survey! It’s great to hear all your thoughts and we’ll be poring over the details soon to help us plan things for next year. Here’s a few things I noticed.


It used to be that our readers were split pretty equally between the USA and UK/EU with smaller percentages in other regions, but now over half our readers are in the US! We already mostly feature shops and giveaways that ship worldwide, but we’ll make sure it stays that way.


Since MissMuffcake started posting her pets picks, I was interested to see how many of you have pets. I’m glad you all went into so much detail as it was really fun reading all their names! Cats are the most popular, but only just, and you have a huge range of different pets from parrots to snails. We’ll see if we can find some fun products for all of you in future.

With content, your top picks to see more of were tutorials/things to make, sales & discounts, visits to events/shops/animal cafes, big name kawaii characters and visiting Japan. We’re already hiring a new craft writer and will keep the others in mind as we plan posts.

Anyway, the giveaway winners! I’ve picked two email addresses at random and they’ve been contacted so check your inboxes.

Cute Shop Alert!

Purrista Pawfee Plush at Kimchi Kawaii

Posted on October 25, 2016 by

Kimchi Kawaii

It’s a while since we checked in with Kimchi Kawaii and they have so many cute new plushies! The Purrista Pawfee line is especially cute since it combines two of our favourite things: cats and food! Who doesn’t want a pink mewcaroon with a cup of catpuccino (sleepy decaf for me, thanks) or maybe you prefer a danish pawstry or biskitti? Check out the full range at Kimchi Kawaii, which also includes keyrings, magnets, lanyards and more.

Kimchi Kawaii

Kimchi Kawaii

Sales & Discounts, Things To Eat

TokyoTreat Japanese Snack Shop

Posted on October 24, 2016 by

If you ever read our subscription box reviews and wish you could try some of the snacks, then you’ll love the TokyoTreat Shop! It lets you get your hands on some of the most popular and weird candy and snacks from Japan without having to pay for a full subscription. Best of all, there are huge discounts with up to 70% off! Here’s a few current favourites.


If you’re quick, you can still get some Halloween Koala’s March biscuits and even share with a friend as they’re buy one get one free!

TokyoTreat Shop

How kawaii are these Hoppechan gummies? Not only is the packaging cute, but they’re cherry blossom flavour.

TokyoTreat Shop

There are some fun candy kits to make including chocolate covered bananas on sticks.

TokyoTreat Shop

And you’ll find famous brands too including Pocky and Pretz.

TokyoTreat Shop

There are even some kawaii items from YumeTwins boxes including accessories, stationery and plushies. This rainbow Alpacasso is just $8.


Check out the TokyoTreat Shop for more, though be warned that trying these will make you want to sign up for a subscription box with TokyoTreat or YumeTwins even more! Especially when there’s $5 off your first box.

SCK News

Super Cute Kawaii on Social Media

Posted on October 23, 2016 by

social media

Some of you taking the survey were surprised to hear we’re on social media so here’s a reminder of where to find us and what we post there.

Instagram is the most special as Nic occasionally takes over when she’s at events like Hyper Japan or out shopping in London and posts lots of cute pics and videos. You also get sneak peeks of review items, reminders of giveaways and we’re trying out Stories too, which disappear after 24 hours.

Tumblr isn’t very popular with you but we post there twice a day. A lot of the things we reblog don’t get shared by us on the blog or on our other social media so it’s a great if you want an extra dose of kawaii.

Twitter also gets a lot of extra content as I try to retweet a few things every day from indie makers, big brands, shops and bloggers with new products, offers, giveaways, videos and more. It’s also a great place to ask us a question or have a chat with other kawaii fans.

Facebook is the most popular but they’re all about the money so most of you don’t even see our posts and giveaways get hidden from almost everyone. If you do want to keep up with our Facebook posts, either click More under our cover image and Add to Favourites or make sure to like and comment on our posts so that Facebook will show you more.

Pinterest is where we share images from each day’s posts. We don’t use Pinterest a lot at the moment but we might try and increase that since a lot of you use it.

We don’t (yet!) share our own videos on YouTube, but we’re on there and have a few playlists if you’re looking for something cute to watch. You can also check out all the kawaii channels we subscribe to, to find some new favourites.

Come and say hello!

Halloween Crafts, Things To Make

Halloween DIY Decorations

Posted on October 21, 2016 by

Halloween is just around the corner and I’m so excited to decorate my apartment, and eat lots of candy!


Thousand Skies has a tutorial and templates for these super cute ghost pillows. I could honestly have them displayed in my living room all year round.


Paper Built has some really cute papercraft kits, like this Halloween Haunted doll house. The house opens and is fully equipped inside. Best part? It’s all in a PDF — once you buy it, you can print it, put it together, and start playing with it right away.


Aren’t these spooky sugar cookies super adorable? Download the patterns and instructions from Crafters Boutique on Etsy.

Carving a pumpkin this year? Why not follow this cute Totoro tutorial by SammieSpeaks! This will be my goal for this year’s pumpkin — it’s cute and relatively simple.

And for the treats? Why not store them in origami pumpkin bags by Paper Kawaii? Draw on all the cute pumpkin faces you can think of!

Feeling Halloween-crafty now?

This is a guest post from Sara, who is on the shortlist to become SCK’s new craft writer! Let us know if you’d like to see more posts like this.

Sara is Costarican, currently living in the USA, and her favourite crafts are drawing, painting, photography and scrapbooking. She also blogs about beauty, nail art and design at Daily Lovejuice.