Cute Characters

Dick Bruna & Miffy

Posted on February 21, 2017 by


I was very sad to hear of Miffy creator Dick Bruna’s death at the weekend. Having a Dutch mother, my childhood was full of Miffy and this probably explains why I still love cute bunnies so much! If you need some more Miffy in your life now, here’s my current favourites from the Miffy Shop.


I did not know this mug existed and now it’s top of my birthday wish list. Look at that face on the bottom!


Also pretty amazing – this simple Miffy face tote bag.


You can’t go wrong with a Miffy plush and this denim one is very sweet.


And if you’ve got a couple of hundred quid to spare, a Miffy lamp would make you the envy of your friends.

You’ll find even more Miffy cuteness in the Dutch store and there are stockists worldwide. Do you have any Miffy memories?

Kawaii Reviews, Subscription Boxes

Neko Box Japanese Subscription Box Review

Posted on February 20, 2017 by

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While we’ve reviewed lots of Japanese candy and kawaii subscription boxes, Neko Box had something different to offer us. Their monthly boxes contain themed Japanese lifestyle goods including stationery, ceramics, prints and crafts. Read on for a full review plus there’s a special offer for SCK readers!

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I was especially delighted to receive the Mount Fuji box as it’s such a Japanese icon and I’ve even been up it (on a bus).  The box arrived quickly and everything was in perfect condition thanks to the very careful packaging. The ceramics were packed in layers of bubble wrap as well as shredded paper filler so you’d have to be very unlucky to see any damage.

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Neko Box costs $34.99 + shipping so it’s not the cheapest box on the market but you do get beautiful high quality items and an exclusive mini magazine that all match the theme perfectly.

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I was pleased to find this little hand towel as I almost bought it myself when I was in Japan! I ended up getting a polar bear design from the same range, which I’m still using a year later, so I’m happy to have this one too. Little terrycloth towels like this are a must buy when you visit Japan as many public toilets don’t have hand dryers, but they also make great face cloths.

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You can’t go wrong with stationery and there were some great choices in this box with stickers, sticky memos and a Hokusai Mt Fuji postcard.

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I nearly bought these stickers too so Neko Box really have my number. They’re made from a lovely textured paper with shiny gold foil and there’s lots of different designs and colours.

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The sticky memos are very clever as the reflection sticks to the page and the mountain sticks out. They’re perfect for bookmarks or for planning your Japan trip.

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Lovely as all those were, the main draw for me was definitely the ceramics. I have quite a few ceramic pieces from Japan and was delighted with both these additions to my collection. Both the rice bowl and sake cup are made in the Gifu region and look like Mt Fuji when turned upside down.

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The bowl is a great size for rice and miso soup or just for fruit and snacks, or even dumplings? Preferably bunny-shaped!

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The sake cups are all unique as the glazing is different on every one. The snowy top is left unglazed, which makes for a nice contrast. This is my favourite thing in the box, even though I’m not really a sake drinker, as it makes a cute ornament for my Japan themed mantelpiece display. Continue Reading

Super Cute Sponsors

Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on February 18, 2017 by

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Cakes with Faces is here to brighten up these gloomy grey days with the most colourful t-shirts in the world – all available in mens and ladies sizes.


Japan Centre have a 3 for 2 deal on Japanese candy and DIY kits happening this weekend including some of your favourite brands. Stocks are limited though so hurry before it all sells out.

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Yozo Craft have even more new stickers in store including lots of pandas and cats! Every order earns points to spend on future orders too.


Cel’s Deconails have some super sweet decoden press on nails for a kawaii finishing touch on a special occasion. There’s cute sweets and fruit as well as spooky and sparkly designs.

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If you enjoyed Andi’s review yesterday, make sure to check out all the stationery at Kawaii Depot. These ice cream pens are available in loads of colours and flavours and make me wish for summer. There’s 10% off any $10+ order with the code KDSS-10 or 15% off a $50+ order with the code 15PER.


Over at my Asking For Trouble shop, I’ve got some colourful new sticker sheets available with a special offer if you buy all three!

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Don’t forget to enter our Chebeto giveaway for a chance to win a handmade plush toy of your choice – ends Tuesday!

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Kawaii Reviews

Kawaii Depot Stationery Review

Posted on February 17, 2017 by

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Kawaii stationery is a year round staple for me, so a receiving a package from Kawaii Depot full of the stuff was very exciting!

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First up is a Jetoy Choo Choo Cat mini notebook. For a cat person like me, this notebook absolutely takes the cake. It fits snugly in the back of my personal planner, so it’s quite portable.

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What I love about this notebook is that the front of each page is lined, and the back of each page is blank, so it’s perfect for both notes and doodling!

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This Little Twin Stars mini die-cut notebook is another adorable option for a travel-friendly notebook. It’s quite tiny, so it’s great even for small bags during travel. It features 4 cute page designs, and it’s unlined so it can be used for small doodling or lists.

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If you’re looking for something cute to spice up your notes or lists, definitely have a browse through their notebooks. If I didn’t already have so many notebooks that I still need to use, I’d probably buy one of everything!

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Kawaii Depot has a great selection of Rifle Paper Co. greeting cards that are just too cute! They are super high quality, have lovely gold foiling, and the insides are blank so customization is easy. I honestly can’t decide which one is my favorite!

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You can also find a variety of cute pens and pencils on Kawaii Depot. These strawberry ice cream and pastel kokeshi doll pens are perfect for stashing along with my planner. They write like a dream, and they have .38mm nibs so they’re great for small writing.

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The Tokidoki Rainbow Sandy and Unicorno Dolce die-cute glossy stickers would make excellent additions in any sticker collection! They’re quite large and such nice quality that I’ll be a little reluctant to use them on anything. Just look at how cute the Unicorno sticker is!

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And last, but definitely not least, is the Sumikko Gurashi Tapioka mini note set. I don’t think I can properly describe how cute this note set is! It comes with 8 die-cut Tapioka sheets and 8 bubble tea cups envelopes. You can write your notes on the Tapioka and then slip them into the little cups. They’re a little small for any substantial writing, but they’re great for short reminders or to give cute little notes to others.

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Overall, I felt everything was of great quality and very kawaii. I just finished setting up my personal planner for 2017 (even though it’s February!), so there’s no doubt I’ll be using most of these items to help make it even cuter. If you’re looking to add to your kawaii stationery stash, do try browsing over on Kawaii Depot! Currently there’s 10% off any $10+ order with the code KDSS-10 and 15% off a $50+ order with the code 15PER.

(Products were provided for review by Kawaii Depot. All opinions are honest and all photos are my own.)

Fashion & Beauty

Get The Look: Melanie Martinez

Posted on February 16, 2017 by

Are you a fan of Melanie Martinez as much as me? I love how she mixes cute and dark elements into everything she touches; from her videos, her style and her music. Here are a few picks that will help you channel the little body big heart look she pulls off with flair.


Melanie is a fan of Lime Crime cosmetics and vintage plushies so grab this hue called Teddy Bear to rock two of her faves at once. No need to shed tears over this lipstick – it is vegan and cruelty free making it extra cuddly.

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Cotton candy pink never looked so sweet with this hair bow that would top off any look.

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The bow detailing adds a touch of sweetness to these knee high socks.

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The tiny blocks on these bracelets spell out Cry Baby but who says they cannot stand in for best friends bracelets?

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This lollipop bag is perfect for small items – even some candy!

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Melanie collects vintage toys and they play a part in all of her videos. This Betsey Johnson tiny teddy bear necklace has that vintage toy look without hours spent thrifting for plushies.

If you rather stay in then dress up and go out check out the Cry Baby coloring book or the Extra Clutter EP (both items – love them!) from Melanie’s online merch store.