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Review: Animal Rice Moulds from Blippo

Posted on November 26th 2014 by Marceline in Kawaii Reviews, Things To Eat

curry with bunny rice

This is the second part of my Blippo review – read the first part.

I’ve actually had this amazing rice mould set on my wishlist for a while so I was really pleased to get one from Blippo to review. I make Japanese curry quite often and it could definitely be improved with bunny shaped rice!


The set costs just under £10 and you get three different rice moulds (bunny, dolphin and sunflower), plus cutters. The instructions are all in Japanese but it seemed pretty obvious what to do.

serious eats
(photo – Serious Eats)

Japanese curry is really easy to make, as you just need curry roux that comes in blocks. I buy S&B Golden Curry from my local Waitrose. If you have an Asian market nearby, you should find curry roux there, or you can order online from sites like JapanCentre. All the brands are pretty similar in taste so get whatever’s available. Serious Eats have a good guide to the different brands, plus the basic recipe that is similar to what I make, except mine has different vegetables – roast sweet potato, yellow (bell) pepper and peas. I just use whatever I have.

carrot shapes

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New Purses at Oktak

Posted on November 25th 2014 by Marceline in SCK Favourites


I’ve been fixing things in the SCK archives and was reminded to see what Oktak has been up to recently. I love her handmade purses and Aki always adds that extra special touch that sets her work apart from everyone else. This embroidered bunny purse is my favourite – it’s so sweet and beautiful. There’s lots of cute new fabric patterns and felt appliques happening too so make sure to have a browse through the Oktak Etsy shop.




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10% off at Merry Happy Studios

Posted on November 24th 2014 by Marceline in Sales & Discounts

Merry Happy Studios

Despite much hinting, I somehow still don’t own a BuBear plush from Merry Happy Studios. With 10% off at the moment, he’d make a great gift for any kawaii-loving bloggers you might know! Wendy also has some cute things in store including prints, button badges and tote bags so go take a look and use the code HOLIDAYS2014 at checkout for your 10% off.

Merry Happy Studios

Merry Happy Studios

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Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on November 22nd 2014 by Marceline in Super Cute Sponsors


Our newest sponsors are GlowingRaptor Goods, who make a whole lot of fun geeky products including necklaces, prints, soaps and lip balms. They’ve just launched a new winter collection with apple butter soap and pumpkin cheesecake lip balm – yum!


Blippo now stock all the Alpacassos, including the giant rainbow one! I’m fond of these cute little fluffy purses myself – just £6 each.

yozo craft

YOZO Craft have some colourful new letter sets in stock featuring Super Panda! His superpowers seem to consist of eating lollipops, blowing trumpets and impersonating seagulls so I approve.


If you’re in the UK, Artbox have a a cool contest on just now, where you can win a £50 voucher to spend on all their kawaii stuff, like these cute new Sumikko Gurashi plush. You just need to answer a simple question, so give it a try.


Hey Chickadee have just launched these adorable new Pusheen plush toys that are even more affordable than before. They’ve also got the Pusheen hoodies back in stock!

asking for trouble

Over at Asking For Trouble, I’m stocked up for Christmas with lots of cute new things, like these paper-cut Cookie notebooks.


And don’t forget to enter our giveaway with Blippo to win your own Alpacasso.

Want your shop featured like this? Super Cute Kawaii ads start at just $10 for a limited time.

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Blippo Review Part One!

Posted on November 21st 2014 by Marceline in Kawaii Reviews

blippo review

To go along with the giveaway, Blippo kindly let me choose a few things to review. I was impressed right from the start as, even though Blippo ship worldwide for free, my box of kawaii only took 9 days to arrive! Everything was well-packaged and in good condition.


I asked for this bunny pouch because it’s just so cute and fluffy! It was just as nice in reality, with some fun touches like the pompom zipper tail and cute printed lining.



It’s bigger than you might think – a great size for a pencil case or make-up bag, and it fits my Nintendo DS too. It comes in a few colours including rainbow!


I posted about these animal donut charms years ago, so it’s great to finally own one! These come in a variety of colours and I’m not sure what animal mine is supposed to be – maybe a bear? I love the pink cheeks and all the glittery sprinkles. Unfortunately the face is a little bit smudged, but it’s still cute and at least I can put it on my bag and not worry too much if it gets bashed about.


Panda Pocky! This is a tough job sometimes, but I ate the Pocky for you. I’ve not had Cookies & Cream flavour before and it’s pretty much like Oreos with chocolate flavoured sticks too. I enjoyed these, but Mint is still my favourite Pocky flavour. The panda packaging is really cute, so I would definitely buy them for a gift.


The final thing I got was this amazing rice mould set for making super cute curry. I’m going to leave that for another post as I made curry and took lots of photos! Look out for that soon.

Everything above is available to buy from Blippo, and don’t forget you can win a kawaii prize pack in our giveaway.

blippo giveaway

(Products were provided for review by Blippo, but this is my honest review and the photos are my own)

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Cute Christmas Gifts – Surprise Boxes

Posted on November 20th 2014 by Marceline in Let's Go Shopping!

With Christmas looming, we’ll be posting some round-ups for cute gift ideas for your kawaii friends (or your own wishlist!). First up, I’ve been hunting up some fun surprise boxes and mystery bags. These are great fun because they’re filled with lots of small items and you don’t know what might be in there, plus you usually pay a lot less than if you bought everything separately.

lucky dip club

Lucky Dip Club has been causing a bit of a sensation lately as their boxes sell out so fast. Every month Leona puts together a themed surprise box of jewellery, stationery, personalised items and more with a cute vintage style. Join the mailing list to get a chance at grabbing December’s box or a subscription, plus you can also buy previous boxes in the shop at higher prices.


Lucky bags (or fukubukuro) are a big thing in Japan, with many stores putting together surprise bags for New Year. JList have got in on the action, but you can buy their lucky bag ahead of time. For $45 they’re promising 7 high quality items from Japan.

tiny fig

You don’t have to spend a lot of money though. The Tiny Fig’s mystery boxes are just £10 and filled with her cute jewellery, accessories, charms, paper goods and more. They’d make great stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts.


If you like a bit less mystery to your mystery gifts, The Paper Spaceship offers these custom-curated kawaii baskets filled with stationery, stickers, candy, magazines and more. You can offer some input so that you’ll receive items that appeal to you, and she can work within your budget too.

kawaii box

And finally, I can’t do a surprise box post without mentioning Kawaii Box! It’s still one of the best value options with a box full of kawaii plush, stationery, accessories, sweets and more arriving every month. Sign up now to get December’s box, and you can buy gift subscriptions for your friends too.

Do you subscribe to any mystery boxes? Which ones would you like to try?

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Blippo Kawaii Giveaway

Posted on November 19th 2014 by Marceline in Giveaways

It’s time for a new giveaway, and this time we’ve got a great prize pack from Blippo!

blippo giveaway

One lucky winner will win a kawaii prize pack which will include a big pink Alpacasso plush, Rilakkuma squishy dessert charm and a Kracie Happy Kitchen DIY donut candy kit!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway closes on Tuesday 2nd December and the winner will be picked at random. Good luck!

Look out for a Blippo review soon too!

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Hey Chickadee Giveaway Winner

Posted on November 19th 2014 by Marceline in Giveaways

I know you’re all desperate to find out if you won our amazing Pusheen prize pack from Hey Chickadee. And the winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Anna Digiacoma! Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us at Anna’s favourite product pick from Hey Chickadee was the Pusheen heart necklace – so cute!

pusheen heart necklace

I had to disqualify the first three winners I picked as they hadn’t followed the rules, so please make sure you read the instructions when you enter our giveaways. We do check that everything matches up!

We’ll have another giveaway starting in a few hours so check back for that. I’ll give you a hint – Alpacasso!

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Hyper Japan Christmas Market 2014

Posted on November 18th 2014 by Nicolette in Events

(SCK is starting to add some staff writers to the team. The first is my sister Nicolette, who has already been helping behind the scenes for a few years. Please give her a warm welcome!)

hyper japan

Hyper Japan events are always lots of fun so I was very excited to visit the Christmas Market at Olympia last weekend. I chose the Saturday morning session which was from 9 til 3 and got to Olympia around 11. It was Mega-Kawaii Heaven with so many stalls selling adorable plushies, decora accessories and cute food. Some of my favourite stalls were:

cakes with faces

Cakes With Faces with their cute and funny designs on t-shirts and cushions.

meow meow cookies

MeowMeowCookie with their range of delightful cat cookies.

supercute macarons

Supercute Macarons selling delicious and kawaii macarons and cupcakes. The Nutella cupcake I had was so moist and yummy!

tofu cute

Tofu Cute which was so popular they had queues all day and where I bought the majority of my purchases. I just couldn’t resist the cuteness.

tofu cute

I also really enjoyed watching Siro-A and Anna Yano perform on the main stage, as well as all the amazing cosplayers! The only negative was that I found the hot food stalls over-priced and disappointing but maybe that was my bad choices. On the whole, I had an amazing day and could’ve stayed a lot longer.

tofu cute

Next year’s Hyper Japan Christmas Market will be on 27-29 November at Tobacco Dock in London and there’s a Summer festival too, so put those dates in your diary now and follow their Facebook page for updates!

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Most Wanted: Chuppon Self Watering Animal Planters

Posted on November 17th 2014 by Marceline in Most Wanted!

chuppon animal planter

Remember the self-watering animal planters from my kawaii gardening post? What You Sow got in touch to tell me about the new range – Chuppon planters! This time, each animal has a straw to drink up water for the plants on their backs and I think they’re even more adorable than the original set – look at that bunny! At just £9.95 each, they’ll make great gifts too.

chuppon animal planter

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Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on November 15th 2014 by Marceline in Super Cute Sponsors

kawaii box

 Say hello to our newest sponsors – Kawaii Box, who send out surprise packs of cuteness every month. They’ve also added gift subscriptions, which would make great Christmas gifts for your kawaii-loving friends.


It’s your final chance to shop Blippo’s big sale and get up to 80% off! Look out for a review and giveaway with Blippo next week too!

nekomata textiles

There’s still 10% off all orders (including sale items) at Nekomata Textiles – just use the code KAWAIINEKO at checkout. I love these top-hatted bears!

yozo sticky markers

YOZO Craft are always adding the cutest new things. How adorable are these sticky to-do lists with bunnies, alpaca, cats, dogs and more for just $2.50 a pack.


Paperchase are all stocked up for Christmas and there are great offers for early shoppers with 3 for 2 on gift wrap, decorations and more. Cute sprouts and moustachioed puddings seem to be in this year!

5 year diary

Over at Asking For Trouble, my 5 Year Diary this year has a cute Solar System design and tomorrow is your last chance to pre-order one for Christmas delivery outside the UK! There are also a couple of ex-display diaries going cheap.

  pusheen giveaway

Our Pusheen giveaway has been crazy popular and you’ve still got a few days left to enter – ends Tuesday!

And if you’re starting to think about Christmas gifts, check out our newly updated Christmas Shopping Guide. It’s got links to all our favourite shops and marketplaces so you can buy the cutest gifts or get planning your own wishlist.

Want your shop featured like this? Super Cute Kawaii ads start at just $10 for a limited time.

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Cute and Crazy Japanese Stickers at M.Autio

Posted on November 14th 2014 by Marceline in Cute Shop Alert!

There are few things I love more than stickers and Japan really leads the way in the cute and crazy characters adorning them. I stumbled across M.Autio on Etsy, who have the most amazing selection, so I picked out some favourites.


What is going on here?! They’re meant to be bears in costumes, but really it looks like that poor bear is just being chewed in the head by a variety of animals.

alpaca stickers

Fluffy puffy alpacas!

rilakkuma stickers

I wish my local supermarket sold Rilakkuma groceries.

mindwave stickers

I love these fat round animal stickers.

bird stickers

A whole sticker pack of cute holographic birds.

M.Autio have hundreds more amazing sticker sets, plus washi tape, fabric, needle-felting kits and more so do go and have a browse.

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Guest Post: Most Wanted – Squishable Cinnamon Bun

Posted on November 13th 2014 by SCK in Most Wanted!

This is a guest post by Miss Muffcake, who’s on the shortlist to become one of SCK’s new writers. Have a read and tell us what you think!

Squishable Cinnamon Bun

15 inches of sickly sweet cuteness in the form of a cinnamon bun! So cute you want to take a big chomp out of it! But wait – you cannot eat this yummy delight! Why? It’s a cute plushie by the folks at Squishable.

Foods with faces and super cute food is a favorite of mine, from tattoos to toys I go for foodie fun. So this cinnamon bun with the cute rosy cheeks and cap of white frosting is on my wish list of cuteness to consume. He would look snuggly in my bed and help me dream of cinnamon sweet delights. What is your favorite cute food?

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This is Miss Muffcake’s last application post so please leave a comment if you’d like to see her writing more posts for SCK. Her previous posts were Llama & Alpaca Love and The Doll Scene Book Review.

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Cute Cushions at Society6

Posted on November 12th 2014 by Marceline in Home Cute Home, Let's Go Shopping!

You can never have too many cute cushions/pillows in your home, and I could really do with a few more for my sofa. I like to browse Society6 as they do a great job of promoting and supporting independent artists and there are always loads of kawaii designs. Here’s a few of my current favourites.


How many Ghibli characters can you spot? KiraKiraDoodles‘ doodles are so adorable and will even keep you entertained during the ad breaks.


I’m really hoping axolotls will be the next big thing in kawaii, as I’ve loved them for years. Hopefully this design by Petits Pixels will win over some new axolotl fans!


Hedgehogs don’t make the greatest pets, but you can pretend you have a plump little hedgehog friend with Sophie Corrigan‘s super cute illustrations. She has lots of axolotls too!


I’ve had this bunny favourited on Etsy for ages as a print and it looks lovely on a pillow too. It’s by Elisa Sassi and is definitely going on my wishlist.


And a panda for old times’ sake by Whitney Lynn Art. He’ll keep you company while you snack on something that’s probably less healthy than bamboo!

Which one’s your favourite? You can follow all the artists on Society6 to see their new work and hear about regular free shipping offers.

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Guest Post: Ciali in Kawaiiland

Posted on November 11th 2014 by SCK in Cute Shop Alert!

This is a guest post by Becky Helms, who’s on the shortlist to become one of SCK’s new writers. Have a read and tell us what you think!

Ciali in Kawaiiland

I’ve been smitten with decoden lately and have spent an inordinate amount of time scrolling through some amazing Etsy shops that specialize in the super cute craft. One of my favorite finds so far has been the shop Ciali in Kawaiiland. Everything Ciali makes is so densely packed with handmade charms and dreamy whipped cream. What’s not to love?

Ciali in Kawaiiland

I love the idea of my phone being completely encased in kawaii. Her color palettes are spot on and I love how this case packed to the gills but doesn’t look messy.

Ciali in Kawaiiland

This was the case that got me hooked on Ciali’s work. I mean, look at that Luna! The colors and simplicity of the handmade charms are just perfection. So stinkin’ cute!

Check out Ciali in Kawaiiland’s Etsy shop, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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This is Becky’s last application post so please leave a comment if you’d like to see her writing more posts for SCK. Her previous posts were Let’s Go Shopping at Dream Kitty and Messy Pink.

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