Not all monsters are scary – I can prove it with these monster picks! Perfect for Halloween and any monster bash event on your calendar.
This pink monster from Modes4U is perfect to hold tiny treasures like pens or lipgloss!
You will never get lost in the crowd with this Creatures of the Night skirt from JapanLA! Not only is it full of ghouls, it glows in the dark!
This tiny Frankenstein’s Monster charm by The Noble Rose Store would look cute strung on a cord to wear around your neck.
Keep the scary nightmare ghosts away with this cuddly plush by Monsters Family.
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.
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.
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!
How kawaii are these Hoppechan gummies? Not only is the packaging cute, but they’re cherry blossom flavour.
There are some fun candy kits to make including chocolate covered bananas on sticks.
And you’ll find famous brands too including Pocky and Pretz.
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.
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!