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Want to Write for Super Cute Kawaii?

Posted on August 1st 2014 by mar-c

Do you love kawaii? Do you love shopping? Do you love writing? If so, you could be working for Super Cute Kawaii, one of the most popular daily kawaii blogs on the internet.

As we enter our seventh year, co-founder Claire (Panda-san) and the Famille Le Bun are stepping down to pursue new projects and leaving some very cute shoes to fill. Marceline (Bunny-san) is looking for guest writers to fill out our content, with the chance to be hired as a paid staff member.

Could it be you?

We’re looking for kawaii fans of any age, gender and country, who speak and write English fluently and have some experience with blogging and social media. Knowing how to use WordPress is a bonus, but we can train you up on that.

Want to try out? Here’s what to do:

Download the application pack, read it carefully and submit your application with 3 sample posts. The closing date is 31st August so get writing and good luck!

The Small Print

Sample posts you submit must be your original work and ideas. By applying you are giving SCK permission to publish your sample posts to test audience response. You will not be paid for published sample posts but will receive a credit link. SCK may also use your sample post ideas to write our own posts, again giving you credit for the idea.

Unsuccessful applicants may not receive a response. Successful applicants will be hired on a trial basis as guest posters and paid for each post (1-2 per week), with the opportunity to advance to a part-time paid staff writer position handling holiday cover, social media etc. All payment is on a freelance basis and you will need to register as self-employed in your own country and pay appropriate taxes.

If you have any questions about the application process please leave a comment below or email

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Sadly Harmless

Posted on July 31st 2014 by mar-c


Sometimes I feel like we should start a whole new category for narwhals, we post about them so much! Narwhals are just awesome though, and who knew they could knit? Sadly Harmless is full of animal prints and shadowboxes featuring all your favourite sea and land creatures with a side helping of whimsy and wonder. Check it out all out over on Etsy!



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Best Of Monsieur Le Bun

Posted on July 30th 2014 by mar-c

We couldn’t let our old pal leave without digging up some of his greatest moments. Here’s some of our favourite posts, starting with his introduction, Bonjour From Le Bun! He promised so much and delivered so little…

kawaii 101

Kawaii 101: Bento - Le Bun was supposed to be using his so-called qualifications to teach us about kawaii but he only wrote three useful posts.


Le Bun On Les Skis! - Le Bun literally phones in a post while on a skiing holiday. He was always off skiing until his final accident put paid to that. Not that he worked any harder from home. (Bunny ornament by My Zoetrope, no longer available)


Ze Survey Resultings - Supposedly an in-depth look at the results of our reader survey; mostly a look at how popular Le Bun is with our readers.


Introducing… - Le Bun travels the globe and introduces us to some of his plushy friends and we wondered what we had gotten ourselves into.

Monsieur Moustachio – Le Bun searches up some cute moustachioed friends!


Back To School With Le Bun - Prof. Le Bun decides to answer a question no-one asked and gives us his teacherly advice on education and cute stationery.

monsieur le ghost

Halloween Dress-up - that time Le Bun dressed up as Monsieur Le Fantome to tell us about some spooky cute Halloween products.

We’ll miss you Le Bun! But not that much, especially after we discovered all those important emails you hadn’t been passing on to us. If you’ll miss him, you can still buy Famille Le Bun products via Asking For Trouble (on sale!) and Zazzle. If you were one of the early SCK readers who remembers Le Bun fondly, please leave your reminiscences in the comments and we’ll send a pack of Le Bun Famille badges to our favourites!

famille le bun

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Adieu from Monsieur Le Bun

Posted on July 30th 2014 by Monsieur Le Bun


Mes amis! I have ze news most terrible to tell to you. As you know, Panda-san is leaving Super Cute Kawaii and so mes petites, is your favourite Bun! Alas, zis time it is no joke!

It is tres hard work organising les giveaways and time for moi to be retiring. You may still hear from moi on occasion, but I go to spend more time with Madame and petit Jacques, and of course Le Colonel! Bunny-san will carry on with ze giveaways and I hear that you too may have ze opportunity to be writing for Super Cute Kawaii soon.

Merci for ze six years of kawaii entertainments. I miss you all and bid you adieu!

Famille Le Bun

Check back later today for Le Bun’s greatest moments!

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Yoyo the Rice-corpse

Posted on July 29th 2014 by mar-c


Even I discover cute new stuff by following the SCK Tumblr as my sister helps fill up the queue with her finds. Yoyo the Rice-corpse is a recent favourite, an artist based in London making weirdly cute art that has a fairytale anime style with mushrooms, bunnies and pandas hanging about in surreal dreamscapes. You can buy her work as prints, cards, tote bags and more and there’s currently 20% off all orders over £12 with the code NEED LOVE.



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Rilakkuma in Space

Posted on July 28th 2014 by mar-c

rilakkuma in space

I’ve been a space nerd for even longer than I’ve been a kawaii fan so I LOVE the new space-themed Rilakkuma products! They seem to be a tie in with the Lawson corner shops in Japan, but luckily you can still find a lot of it online. The plushes are all amazing, but there are also some cute figurines, cool backpacks and loads of stationery. eBay is your best bet at the moment, but hopefully some will turn up on San-X partner sites in the US and Europe too. I’ll take one of everything!

rilakkuma in space

rilakkuma in space

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Brave Moonman

Posted on July 25th 2014 by mar-c


I always enjoy a cute cat illustration, especially when said cats are baking, speaking French, deep sea diving and going into space! You can find all that and more at Brave Moonman, a shop filled with illustrated notebooks, stickers, iPhone cases and more. Go have a look!



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Kirimi Chan at It’s Cute!

Posted on July 24th 2014 by claire


Perhaps you’ve already met Sanrio’s newest character, Kirimi Chan? I certainly hadn’t, but stumbled across him recently. Your eyes are not deceiving you – yes, she is a salmon fillet. Personally, I think this is a step too far, Sanrio! But there we are.

If you like the look of this fishy fellow, you’ll find her on all sorts of stuff soon, I’m sure, but you can already snap up this memo pad above at It’s Cute!.


And there’s also a sheet of stickers with all her pals, too, if you’re that way inclined. What do you think? Do you like Kirimi Chan?

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Cel’s Deconails Giveaway

Posted on July 23rd 2014 by Monsieur Le Bun

Bonjour mes amis! I have another tres cute giveaway today from Cel’s Deconails. Bunny san reviewed some decoden products yesterday, and today you can be winning your own unique decoden prize!

cel's deconails giveaway

Une lucky winner will receivez: a round decoden compact mirror with a summer theme, decorated with pink and clear Swarovski crystals, a cute bunny and cherries, and a silver filigree ring with a hand-painted glass centre full of glitter in pink and silver colours. The size of the ring is adjustable.

To entrez, please use ze Rafflecopter widget below and you will find many chances to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ze contest closes on Tuesday 5th August and le winner will be picked at random. Bonne chance!

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Tofu Cute Giveaway Winner

Posted on July 23rd 2014 by mar-c

tofu cute giveaway

Monsieur Le Bun will be along later with a brand new giveaway from Cel’s Deconails, but I’m sure you’re dying to hear who won the Tofu Cute giveaway. And the winner is….

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Nhiên! Look out for an email from us on how to claim your prize or you can email

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Cel’s Deconails Review

Posted on July 22nd 2014 by mar-c

cel's deconails review

I’ve got something a bit different to review today – handmade decoden products by Cel’s Deconails!

If you’ve not come across Decoden before, it started out in Japan as sticking lots of shiny and cute things to your phone and now has expanded to include a whole range of products and nail art too. Designs can range from the tasteful to completely over the top 3D objects. Cel’s Deconails specialises in kawaii and gothic styles with a lot of bling!

cel's deconails

Cel sent me a compact mirror and keyring/bag hanger and everything came nicely packaged in organza bags. It was all in perfect condition after the trip over from Greece and I even got some local sweets!

cel's deconails

I was interested to see what the designs looked like close up and they look great with no visible glue. The compact mirror is covered in loads of pink and silver Swarovski crystals so it’s very sparkly! There’s also a cute bunny and a cake – two of my favourite things! Everything seems to be fixed on well so I would happily throw this in my bag.

cel's deconails

I also got a cute heart-shaped bunny keyring. The bunny sits on a pink glittery background and is surrounded by yellow and pink crystals. It would be cute enough as a keyring or bag charm but you can also open it out and turn it into a bag hanger! The top part sits flat on the table (or bookcase as I’m using here!) with a hook below to keep your bag safe and off the floor.

super cute kawaii

Everything at Cel’s Deconails is handmade and one of a kind and prices range from £7 for hairslides to £30 for a fully blinged-out phone case, with keyrings and mirrors around £15. You’ll also find pendants, rings, nail art, pill cases and more with a big range of designs available, plus if you have something in mind, Cel can work with you on custom designs too.

cel's deconails

If you like the look of all this, check back tomorrow for a chance to win your own decoden goodies in Monsieur Le Bun’s latest giveaway!

(Products were provided for review by Cel’s Deconails, but this is my honest review and the photos are my own)

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Funko x Hello Kitty at Giant Robot

Posted on July 21st 2014 by claire


I’ve gone off Hello Kitty a bit recently, but this darker side to me appeals much more! I love the Franken-kitty especially! These Funko figurines are available in blind boxes at Giant Robot, who have quite the selection of new stuff this summer. You should totally check them all out!

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Mimoco Power Tubes

Posted on July 18th 2014 by claire



Those clever sausages over at Mimoco have got a whole new invention on the way – Power Tubes! They are basically little magic gadgets which will charge your phone on the go.



Look, there are lots of handy adapters for all sorts of devices. And, of course, they’re cute! They’ve worked with some really cool designers including Shawnimals and Tado to bring a touch of kawaii to the range. Neat! Watch out for them coming to a kawaii emporium near you soon.

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Posted on July 17th 2014 by mar-c


We love getting emails about your cute shops so keep those submissions coming! Pincinc emailed recently and their shop is stacked full of kawaii! You’ll find Colette’s sweet characters on jewellery, t-shirts, prints and more – I think those burger bears are my favourite, but who can resist that pink bunny?



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Japanese Sweets & DIY Candy Kits Review

Posted on July 16th 2014 by mar-c

japanese candy reviews

As promised, me and my sister Nicolette sat down and reviewed a whole pile of Japanese sweets and DIY candy kits at the weekend. Having visited Japan, we’re familiar with some of this madness, but new to some things too, so here are our honest reviews! With each item, we first gave our snap decision on whether it would be good, then tried it and decided whether we would buy it again. Most of these are available to buy from Tofu Cute, but I’ll provide some other links at the end.

kit kat bakeable pudding

Let’s start with the one we were most excited about - Kit Kat Bakeable Pudding! These are mini pudding flavoured Kit Kats that you chill in the fridge and then put under a grill for a few minutes until the top turns golden brown. We were certain these would be amazing, but were still a little apprehensive when they were melting under the grill. They did look awesome and tasted really good too – a caramel flavour with melty chocolate and crunchy wafer! At £1.50 for two we would definitely buy them again – you would never get something like this in the UK or US and we felt a real sense of achievement, baking our Kit Kats!

sakura matcha kit kat

Continuing with Kit Kats, we had a gift box of Sakura Matcha flavour, which we also thought would be good. “Ooh it’s green!” exclaimed Nic and so they are! I couldn’t quite place the flavour, but eventually decided they tasted of pink, so I guess that counts as Sakura (cherry blossom)! The matcha (green tea) flavour was very subtle – you would only really guess that flavour by the green colour. They were a little bit sickly after a while, as white chocolate tends to be, and at £3.99 they’re a little expensive, but as they’re beautifully packaged they’d make a lovely gift.

popin' cookin' gummy land kit

Having never tried a candy kit before, we were very intrigued by the Popin’ Cookin’ Gummy Land kit. We were also doubtful of it being edible or tasty. I downloaded English instructions, but purposely didn’t watch any videos so we’d give you a realistic review! It was all easy enough to follow – basically mixing water with coloured flavour powders, mixing those with a dropper to make different colour combinations and then dropping water into moulds placed into the gummy powder.

DIY gummy

Making the gummies turned out to be really frustrating though! The liquid seeped out of the bottom and spread and they took ages to set. We made a few and kept having different problems each time. When we eventually ate them, they tasted of nothing, just vaguely fruity. The texture was also off-putting – with bits tasting wet and powdery. All in all, it felt like a lot of effort for little reward so we wouldn’t buy them again.

We did watch a video after, and they made it look a lot easier so you might be better at it than us! We were quite enraged that they had a flat spoon with their kit instead our fork, which was useless for smoothing down the powder. Continue reading »

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