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Kawaii Kitchen: Bento Accessories from JBox

Posted on September 17th 2014 by Marceline in Kawaii Kitchen


With Summer just about over, everyone is heading back to college and work and maybe you’re hoping to cute up your lunch options? I used to make bento box lunches a lot when I had a full-time job, but now I work from home I just covet lots of cute kitchenware! If you’ve got your bento box, here’s some fun accessories from JBox to take lunch to the next level (of cuteness)!

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This cutter set comes with four cutters and tools so you can make animal-shaped everything! You could make a bear-shaped sandwich with ham and cheese, or cut up bunny and frog-shaped vegetables for decorations.

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These egg moulds really work and make boiled eggs way more fun. I have a bunny one but Rilakkuma would be even cuter.

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You can use this rice mould set to make shaped rice and then the cutters to make a cute animal face wrap of cheese or meat in four kawaii designs.

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Hello Kitty sausages anyone? Although it’s designed for Japanese mini wieners, you could use it for any small hot dog or cooked sausage. It comes with cute picks too.

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And finally, some cute plastic bottles to store your sauce or dressings. This set even comes with a holder and funnel for easing filling.

Do you make bento lunches? Are there more aspects of making bento you’d like us to cover? Check out the new Kawaii Kitchen category for older posts.

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Guest Post: Messy Pink

Posted on September 16th 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!

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Messy Pink’s shop is full of pompoms and sequins and cuteness! I found out about her work from an instagram photo by Doe Deere and totally fell in love with her unique accessories. I mean, how could I resist a pastel headband made entirely of pompoms? I couldn’t. No one could! Take a look at some of my favorite pieces!

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Luna P! Every sequin is stitched by hand and the craftsmanship is incredible.

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Her pompom earrings are super fluffy and come in lots of different colors. Pink and mint is one of my favorite color combos!

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These Pac­Man and ghost headbands are so fun!

Check out Messy Pinks’s Etsy shop, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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Rachelle Castiglione Amigurumi at Shana Logic

Posted on September 15th 2014 by Marceline in SCK Favourites


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Shana Logic always finds the cutest handmade products to stock and I’m loving all the amigurumi by Rachelle Castiglione! There’s plenty of our favourite food with faces, along with stars, bears and a few Halloween things too. The keychains, like the lollipops above, are very affordable at $10 so go pick yourself up something sweet. PS. There’s a big End of Summer Sale on too!

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New Doodllery at Little Moose

Posted on September 12th 2014 by Marceline in SCK Favourites


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I was digging about in the SCK archives recently and was reminded of Doodllery‘s amazing jewellery so I clicked over to see if Carrie had been designing anything new. Has she ever! I kind of hate myself for not noticing these sooner as they’re so awesome! That lion is absolutely killing me and who can resist a dinosaur? Check out the whole collection, as most designs are available as pendants, brooches and rings, plus there’s tons more cuteness stocked at Little Moose too.

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Guest Post: Back to School Treats

Posted on September 11th 2014 by SCK in Kawaii Kitchen, Let's Go Shopping!


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

If you are preparing to head back to school, college or work you need something yummy to keep you filled up throughout the day, what finer way than with some kawaii goodness at lunch time.

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My panda obsessed daughter would love to have these panda shaped sandwiches

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…in her very own panda lunch box from Modes4U!

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I adore the lands created by Studio Ghibli; I can happily daydream about them while tucking into this amazing two tier Totoro bento box. Lunch tastes much better knowing Totoro has been looking after it for me!

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To keep little and not so little fingers clean, these adorable napkins are perfect, available from Zazzle as a pack of 4, plus they are 100% cotton, so you can wash them and use them again and again!

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For some amazing yummy inspiration, you cannot go wrong with this fantastic book – Yum Yum Bento Box!

Whatever tasty treat you are having for lunch -enjoy!

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SCK Survey Results and Giveaway Winners

Posted on September 10th 2014 by Marceline in Giveaways, SCK News


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The SCK Reader Survey is now closed so thank you all for giving us your views. The information you provide is  a great help in deciding what kind of shops and products to feature, which social media sites to concentrate on and to help find new giveaway sponsors and advertisers. It will take some time to collate all the results but here are a few things we’re already taking note of.

You’d like to see more handmade products, more reviews and giveaways and definitely much more tutorials and makes. We hear you loud and clear and will make these a priority in future, and with hiring new writers.

For our new feature ideas, most got a positive response, but especially maker interviews, Challenge SCK and real life shop reviews. We’ll definitely be adding some new features over the next few months so look out for that, and your chance to get involved.

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Rilakkuma and Totoro are still your favourite characters, but Alpacasso and Pusheen are getting close to pushing Hello Kitty out of the top 3! Luckily, these are some of my favourites too, so you’ll be seeing plenty of them on SCK.

Now for the winners! We picked two survey responders at random, whose email addresses suggest they are called Wanda H and Elizabeth B. If that sounds like you, check your inbox to claim your prizes and we’ll get them sent out soon.

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Guest Post: Most Wanted – Disney Tsum Tsum Plush

Posted on September 9th 2014 by SCK in Most Wanted!


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

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If you’re a huge Disney fan like yours truly, then you’ll probably know that the kawaii-est Disney merchandise is available at Japan and Japan only. But now, for the very first time, they are bringing to the Occidental world the cutest plush toys ever: the Tsum Tsums. These new stackable pals come in 3 different sizes: mini (3.5″), medium (11″), and large (17″). Their price ranges from 4.95 USD for the littlest fellows in the family, up to 24.95 USD for the large huggable plushies. The Tsum Tsums come in a wide array of characters, so it’s possible for you to find your favourite within the collection!

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New at Paperchase

Posted on September 8th 2014 by Marceline in Let's Go Shopping!


Now that I’ve moved to the seaside, visits to Paperchase are back to being an occasional treat. Luckily, there’s always loads of cute new stuff to see, and there’s the website too. Here’s a few of my current favourites!

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Dreamscape is a new collection, with sleepy animals and flowers. This fox purse is so cute.

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Also new is Lush Mush, with a woodland theme. I might have to get this fluffy hedgehog pencil case.

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This crab umbrella has been around for a while, but it still makes me laugh.

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Who doesn’t want a little unicorn handbag? It’s such a pretty colour and only £12.

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And who can resist Iwako erasers? I love this panda.

Paperchase also just launched a new Treat Me loyalty card, which us lucky Scots can pick up in stores now. It gets you 15% off your next order, £10 off on your birthday and lots of other offers. Like I need any more reasons to shop there!

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Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on September 6th 2014 by SCK in Super Cute Sponsors


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Let’s hear what’s new with our sponsors! As always, YOZO Craft have loads of great new things in store including these animal sticky notes with the cutest expressions! Choose from eight designs for just $1 each.

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Artbox are also piling up the new products featuring your favourite kawaii characters. There’s free UK shipping on everything and a free badge if you spend more than £8.

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Modes4u have so many cute things in the sale section, with up to 60% off. Check out this amazing Rilakkuma jewellery box!

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Our newest sponsor is Kelsea Echo, who has just set up store on Etsy with a brand new collection of Alice in Wonderland themed jewellery. Kelsea is also offering SCK readers 10% off all orders with the SUPERCUTE10!

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Also new is Beloved Bijou, who create sweet adornments and accessories and have a new Alice in Wonderland themed collection too! You can get 15% off all orders with the code BIJOUGIFT.

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If you like stickers (and who doesn’t?), Asking For Trouble now has large die-cut stickers available at Redbubble, including the SCK gang. Buy any 6 for 50% off them all!

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The SCK reader survey and giveaway will be closing next week so get your thoughts added!

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

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Most Wanted: Nyan Cat Nintendo DS Cases

Posted on September 5th 2014 by Marceline in Most Wanted!


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I don’t think I’ve mentioned it much here but I am a big Nintendo fan and they were probably the reason I got interested in Japan and kawaii. Currently I am obsessed with Animal Crossing New Leaf on my DS, and have been for over a year (me and my sister have a Tumblr for our towns – Quincy & Usagi) and the only thing that could make the game better is if my DS had one of these adorable new cat cases!

They’re made from silicon and come in 3 cute cat breeds, ready to cute up your DS and protect it from bumps and scratches too. I especially love how the cameras are the cat eyes! The main downside is that they are only for DS XL but my lovely Zelda branded normal size DS is having touchscreen issues so perhaps I could be tempted into upgrading? The cases are Japan only, but are starting to pop up on eBay.

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nyan cat nintendo DS

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Guest Post: Cute Autumn Skincare

Posted on September 4th 2014 by SCK in Let's Go Shopping!


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

Autumn is personally my favourite time of year. Halloween, baking, bonfires, and crispy leaves and watching everyone go crazy trying to get Christmas sorted while I laugh because I bought everything in July. It is also when I have to change my skincare routine to keep my skin hydrated and flake free otherwise I turn into a human cornflake. Here are five must haves making their way to me right now, all available at Yesstyle.

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This adorable spray comes in two varieties. The pink bunny is the moist version and can be used to keep up moisture levels. The white bunny is the sleek version and aids in controlling sebum production. Both are small enough for your handbag. From £7.90 at Yesstyle for 60ml.

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This cute brand features little bear shaped pots of hand lotion. This one specifically deals with the issue of chapped skin. Versions for rough and aging hands are also available. From Yesstyle, £12.26 for 30ml.

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This honey enriched jelly lip balm comes in a cute little reusable pot complete with a spatula to dip inside. A little more interesting than a chapstick, £10.36 from Yesstyle.

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If you suffer from red, chapped cheeks, these gel patches are just the thing to cool them down. You can also use them on your eyes or on bruises and they come in a variety of styles. £4.66 for 10 from Yesstyle.

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This beautiful tear shaped bottle is full of a protective lotion made from glacial and spring water and will save your skin from the cold air without making it oily. £15.11 for 50ml from Yesstyle.

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Yummy You Back To School Sale

Posted on September 3rd 2014 by Marceline in Sales & Discounts


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I love seeing what new cuteness Twinkie Chan has come up with, whether it’s her hand-crocheted creations or her mass-produced Yummy You line. There are some super-cute new designs in store featuring her real life dog as pupshakes and sundaes, plus 20% off all orders this week with the code BACK2SCHOOL!

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Guest Post: Woodland Critter Crafts

Posted on September 2nd 2014 by SCK in Things To Make


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

Soon, leaves will be falling and the temperature dropping, which makes autumn the perfect time of year to craft! We’ve selected some cute woodland crafts for you.

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Crowded Teeth designed this awesome paper island for Mr Printables. The separate island pieces would also make a nice trinket or gift box.

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This sweet printable gift box from Mongo Village is great for friends with autumn birthdays. The instructions are in Japanese, but it should be simple enough to make.

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Looking for something slightly larger to wrap your present with? For $2.99 you can get yourself a printable squirrel gift box template, created by Jinjerup.

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The paper toy vehicles from Dewmuffins comes in three variations. Their other kawaii papertoys are also well worth your printing paper. 
Have a good time cutting and folding (*^▽^*)

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Welcome to the new Super Cute Kawaii!

Posted on September 1st 2014 by Marceline in SCK News


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With Claire and the Le Buns retiring, it’s the end of an era, but I hope you’ll stick around as there’s plenty more cuteness to come. Here’s what’s happening:

Redesign

To start with, we’ve had a bit of a redesign to celebrate our 6th anniversary  – I hope you like it! Since me and Claire started the blog as Bunny & Panda, I felt like we needed to add some new animal friends. I’d also like to keep Bunny & Panda just for us, so I’m now posting with an icon of my own kawaii-fied face – hello! If and when we hire new writers they’ll also be using their own names and avatars and not one of the SCK animals. Instead I’ll be using them as our mascots for images, banners and social media.

New writers

Speaking of new writers, applications are now closed and we’ve put together a shortlist from our favourites – if you haven’t heard back, you weren’t successful, sorry! You’ll be seeing posts from our potential new writers on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next couple of months and we’d really like your input as to which writers you like best so there will be a poll at the end of each post for you to give it a thumbs up or thumbs down. After that, we will hopefully be hiring one or two to join the SCK staff for more regular posts.

Advertising Offer

SCK ads are currently reduced for a short time, while we all adjust to the new regime, so it’s a great opportunity to nab an ad for those busy Christmas shopping weeks and promote your shop. Starter ads are now just $10 so don’t miss out – these price cuts won’t stay around forever.

Kawaii Videos

I’ll be sharing some of the reader survey results soon (still time to add your thoughts, and enter the giveaway!) but one new feature idea that a lot of people weren’t too keen on was video round-ups. Instead, I’ve set up a Super Cute Kawaii YouTube account so we’ll be sharing our favourite kawaii videos there instead. Check out our playlists, give us a follow and there will be much more to come!

Giveaways

We’ll still be organising awesome giveaways but we’d also love to hear more from our winners. A few of you have sent us videos and blog posts in the past. I’d love to see more, and to collect them here on SCK – if you’ve won a giveaway in the past, please email us with any photos, blog posts or videos you’ve taken so we can share them.

And the usual cute posts…

That’s enough admin and news for now – thanks for your patience. We’ll be back with the usual cute shops, makes, reviews and more as of tomorrow!

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Farewell, Friends!

Posted on August 29th 2014 by Claire in SCK News


And so, the time has come for me to say goodbye to all my kawaii friends, as I hang up my panda suit after one last outing. It’s been an enjoyable few years – we’ve seen some crazy stuff in our time, including Hello Kitty engine oil and those hideous paper eyelashes!

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We’ve had some high spots –  being drawn by Maqaroon was really cool! I’ve also loved finding so many cool designers and characters out there. One of my very favourite things I’ve written about is the wonderful wooden work of Graphic Spaces:

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So classically cute! And obviously being guest curators on Etsy was pretty cool, too. Really, there have been so many ace discoveries, it’s hard to fit them all in, but of course, my very favourite thing about having been one half of the UK’s finest kawaii site is that I got to do it all with one of my bestest friends.

We came up with the idea back when I was living in Bangkok all those years ago, and dreamt of sharing our love of all things cute with the world. We did a lot of our planning in the rabbit-adorned pool here. And, of course, it’s also where we met our friend/nemesis, Monsieur Le Bun!

 

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Isn’t it idyllic? Those days we spent planning (and shopping!) were ones to remember forever and I’m so glad we did it. Bunny/Mar-c is one of the most generous and quietly supportive pals you could ever want and I’m very lucky! Here we are in real-life looking like we might expire from the extreme heat in Thailand:

 

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And we are immortalised forever as Bunny and Panda!

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You can stay in touch with my happenings online at my personal blog Making Living Doing and on Twitter and Instagram where my username is @tinyotterpaws. Don’t forget that you can still apply to be one of the new SCK team, if you’re inspired to share your own love of kawaii!

Now, I will go back to my real-life job of shouting at the television, like my number-one favourite kawaii character of all time, Domo-kun…

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Sayonara!

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