All posts from June, 2015

Cute & Convenient Homey Items

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

I’m a firm believer in the concept of a “kawaii lifestyle” – that even mediocre tasks you do and that mundane homeware items around your living space can be made cute, even if for no other reason than to make you smile as you go through the day.  It’s not even as if it’s expensive to infuse cuteness into your everyday life – here are five saccharine items to affordably indulge in to sweeten your life.


Cute Hot Beverage Mug Cover (19 Styles)

Some of these designs are soooo dainty and pretty~
And the concept is so simple: Cover your hot beverage,
and the silicone cover keeps the heat in!
(and looks pretty, too)


Pretty Woodland Animal Lace Doily Coaster (4 Colors)

And since you’ve got your hot beverage out,
naturally you need a cute little coaster to place it down on!
Okay, I am in love with that lacy pink bunny.


Kawaii Emoji Mug (4 Styles)

Speaking of mugs, if you’re shopping for a new one,
there probably isn’t anything cuter than these little guys.
I’m really close to picking up that mischievous kitty-faced one for myself…


Cute Mushroom Toothbrush Holder (2 Colors)

I don’t like the idea of my toothbrushes touching surfaces,
and these cute polka-dotted mushy-mushes bring Super Mario to mind~
In fact, they come in red, too!


Sweet Bunny or Bear Cushion (2 Styles)

I am pretty much always in need of a lumbar cushion,
and a polka-dotted bunny wearing this serene expression
would make my back ever so happy!
There’s a stripey Mr. Bear to choose from, too.

How to Sew a Cute Heart-Shaped Apron, Easy for Beginners! (Video)

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Easy cute DIY- Kawaii Heart-shaped Lolita Apron for Beginners – nekomaid costume(cross straps)

Yumi King is a Youtuber who frequently posts DIY videos for making your wardrobe cute!  Turn annotations on if they are not showing up by default~

If I had to add anything, my advice would be to fold your edges under TWICE if you try this out yourself, rather than just once as shown sometimes in the videos, and backstitch at the beginning and end of sewing every line as well. n_n

Feel Cute and Modest in These Pretty, Ruffly Swimdresses!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

When I’m shopping for a new swimsuit, I kind of hate digging through so, so many bikinis, looking for something skirted… n_n;  Well, shopping around today, I discovered an entirely new option – swimdresses!  Some of these are SO PRETTY, I can hardly believe they’re swimwear!  Well – see for yourself!

L_g0037162177Unicorn Print Swimdress


L_g0037023784Frilled Floral Swimdress

This is on my wishlist, for sure!
It would look classy and elegant on the poolside.

Set: Dotted Swimsuit + Lace Cover-Up

I can’t believe how pretty this is as a swimsuit!!!!!!!
Pretty polka dots AND sheer lace?!??

Heart Print Lace Trim Swimdress

At a glance, I thought that this was fluffy white clouds against a blue sky,
but they are actually chunky white hearts~

Strawberry Print Swimdress

Um, it just coincidentally turned out that most of the swimsuits
featured this time are blue…
Don’t you usually see green associated with strawberries?
It’s cool and refreshing to see them on blue!

2 Kawaii Fairy Kei Hairstyle Tutorials from Yui Minakata (Video)

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

2 KAWAII FAIRY HAIRSTYLES Tutorial by Japanese fashion model Yui Minakata | 皆方由衣のフェアリー系ヘアアレンジ

by fashion model Yui Minakata

Extremely Kawaii Fairy-Raising Dress-Up Game, Fairy Doll!

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Okay, I just discovered this game today while searching for other games to feature, and I fell so deeply in love with it I am going to give it its own feature rather than listing it among others~

Fairy Doll on iTunes!


A cute cinematic at the beginning of the game details that fairies came to the human world, but many people could not see or interact with them.  So, fairies took the form of dolls, so that they could live among people.

You get to name your personal Fairy Doll as well as input a name for yourself as well.  None of the pronouns are gendered, so you are allowed to imagine yourself as any gender.  And while all of the customization options for your Fairy Dolls are feminine in appearance, again, there are no gendered terms used, so you are allowed to think of your Fairy Doll as any gender as well~


Gameplay is mainly in the form of doing Work and Study tasks to increase certain personality traits for your Fairy Doll.  It is a bit like Princess Maker in that regard.  However, you are allowed to look at what the requirements are for each of the target personalities, so you are free to see beforehand what personality stats you need to be building toward and schedule your Work and Study tasks accordingly.


Additionally, Fairy Dolls have not one, but two personalities – one to act as their main type, and the other to be a secondary one.  I am working on making mine a Sweet Angel, so she needs a ton of Kindness!  Other personalities include Tomboy, Tsundere, Cool, Gentle, Demon, Princess, Warrior, and Yandere, among others.  You are even allowed a preview of what kind of dialog your Fairy Doll will use when they are attributed to any of those personalities!


Fairy Dolls talk a lot, not only specifically in conversation when you choose to chat with them in their room, but they will also comment on whatever tasks you are currently working on.  A lot of the dialog is cute, cheerful, encouraging words!  It just feels really good and happy to be playing this. Such a good feel-good, pick-me-up game!


The game is free to download and it seems that it is very generous about rewarding you with currency, outfits, accessories, and upgrades, without requiring you to put real-currency investment into it, but the option is there if you choose to.  I am surprised by the customization options available for free and after only playing it for a short amount of time today!  I’m pleased with the presentation of my cute pink-haired Fairy Doll in a frilly fantasy maid outfit, surrounded by flowers and magical mushrooms – which is a goal that would almost certainly require days of grinding or shelling out for premium items in other mobile games.  And several gacha items are available every day, too – and I’ve managed to get some valuable, cute items from them, not just junk!

That’s about all I have to write up about Fairy Doll for now~  I’m enjoying it, it’s just so cute!  It’s really exciting seeing adorable anime fantasy fairies in the itunes marketplace, and the fact that it’s actually a decent game experience is sugary sweet icing on the cake.

Do look into Fairy Doll on iTunes if you are as smitten with this cuteness as I am!