Thursday, July 24, 2014

☆ Kawaiicore Review ☆

Hellloooo cuties! How have you all been? I've been prepping for Otakon like crazy lately, so I've been a little stressed! Today though I'll be bringing you a new review~ I actually have 5 reviews total to write and my goal is to get them done before Otakon because I already have two sponsor set up for August! Ahh! Im falling behind! But, in other news, Im trying really hard to step up my blogging game a bit, so I hope you'll be satisfied with this review! Just as a warning though, this post (as well as all reviews to come) is very image heavy! Which... Is not necessarily a bad thing! But just so you know~ Alright! Please enjoy ( ಠ◡ಠ )

(I also apologize in advance when it comes to some of the image quality! For some reason when uploading the photos onto blogger some of the pictures became... "foggy" for a lack of better words. No matter how I edit them they still have a dull look to them even though they look bright on my desktop! I hope this isn't the case for you all ;3;)


Today's review will be for the lovely Kawaiicore! If you haven't heard of them, that's perfectly fine~! It's my job to introduce you to new shops and to inspire you! I admit I hadn't really heard of them before either, and that's likely because they mainly only sold at conventions for a while! Well boy, am I so glad they've opened an online shop because their goodies are to die for!

Right now Kawaiicore offers a handful of necklaces and other accessories which range from incredibly sweet to a little creepy but still very cute! Their shops is all about staying sassy and has some wonderful pieces for any kawaii subculture look!

After checking out their shop I was extraordinarily excited that they chose me to review their items and I was even more so excited to share this lovely jewelry with all of you! Now, onto what I received! (≧ω≦)


The goodies were shipped in a Priority Mail box and were clearly labeled "Fragile" on the outside so nothing would get damaged in shipping!

Inside, my package was wrapped in a bubble wrap to even further the contents safety!

I opened up the bubble wrap to not only find my necklaces, but also a handwritten note from the shop owner! The stationary they used was absolutely precious, and I actually have it hanging on my wall now!

The best part about the note though was what was on the back!

Yes~! A coupon code for all of you lovely cuties to use! So now while shopping you can enter in "mahou14" to get 10% off your order~! (I'll add the coupon code to the end of the review, as well). Now, what really excited me though next to the adorable note was all of the packaging for the necklaces! 

I've found a lot while ordering online most stores will send your items either in little bags, wrapped in bubble wrap, or even loose. Which is perfectly okay, but taking the extra step to create custom packaging just shows such professionalism! Not only that, but each piece of jewelry has its own special packagaing depending on what style it is! How unique and clever! It's the little things like this that make this shop really stand out.

Now for each individual item review!


The first item I will be reviewing is their Melty Skull Sundae Necklace~! It's priced at $16 and right now is available in their chocolate cone color! I believe its made from a laser cut acrylic and the base of the cone is made out of a mirror material so it adds an extra shine!

When I received my necklace it was packaged with a "Starry Sweets" themed package with a cute candy design to match! The colors on my necklace are mint and lavender with a bright red cherry on top! It also has a pink ballchain to pair with it. What I love about the chain (besides it being pink) is that it's long enough so it's not placed awkwardly when wearing it. 

When it comes to this design of the necklace, I love that it's bittersweet but without being too dark. I find that some of my "creepy cute" jewelry may be adorable, but too creepy to wear with some of my softer coordinates. This necklace on the other hand has the nice subtle touch of the melting skulls so that it would pop in a creepy outfit, but still blend in and coord nicely with a sweet outfit. 

The construction of this necklace is just as fantastic as the design! The edges are finished beautifully and it just seems so professional. It's a very solid necklace and it appears that the separate pieces (cherry, ice cream, cone, ect) will not be coming apart any time soon! 

Lastly, the back of the necklace is a solid grey which is very traditional for most mirrored accessories. 

I am definitely very satisfied with this necklace and I highly recommend buying it for all of you sweet or bittersweet lovers!


Next I'll be reviewing their Starry Melty Moon Acrylic necklace! This necklace is priced at $14 and comes in a variety of different colors so I definitely suggest checking that out! This necklace is made of the same material as the sundae necklace so its a mirrored acrylic! Kawaiicore also offers versions of this necklace that aren't mirrors though if you'd prefer that instead!

The necklace that I received was a gold mirror moon and it's paired with a blue ballchain! The design for this packaging is much more on the spooky side compared to the last one, but still really goes with the theme of the necklace~!

The design of this necklace is quite adorable, and very creative! Right now "melty" motifs are definitely trending in kawaii jewelry and fashion but I love how this particular necklace has the stars cut out of the moon! I think that really sets it apart from some of the melty jewelry seen on the market nowadays and is just overall quite clever! Since the necklace I have is gold it will be able to work with many styles in and out of my traditional colorful fashions! I think I'll probably work it into other fashions like Cult Part Kei~! If you're interested in lolita it would pair beautifully with Angelic Pretty's Dream Sky or Misty Sky~

And just as the necklace before, this is definitely a versatile piece! Though its really classified more under creepy cute it could easily coordinate in a sweet look as well!

This necklace is still just as fantastic when it comes to quality! The mirror acrylic was a great decision for the moon because it's reflective quality makes it look sparkly giving it a dreamy feel! The edges are also finished beautifully even though it has many bends and curves. I've owned quite a few mirror acrylic necklaces in the past and they have lasted me a long time so I don't see how this necklace will be any different~! The construction is very pleasing and I should be wearing it for a long time. 

And just as the last piece, this necklace also has a grey back due to the mirror~!

(although the moon doesn't necessarily match the mecha theme, with the striking blue and gold I couldn't resist pairing it with this top!)


The last necklace they sent me was going to be a surprise, and I'm so grateful for what I received!

Kawaiicore sent me one of their Sweet And Sassy Magical Girl Henshin Wand Necklaces! This particular necklace currently isn't being sold on their website but will soon be their newest addition! This necklace is a little more expensive, $19, but is absolutely worth it!

The version of the necklace they sent me was one of their sweet ones~! The sweeter necklaces have rounded wings, heart accents and cute ears whereas the sassy wands have devil ears, bat wings, and stars.
Personally I think the designs are brilliant! I know when Im drawing magical girls I always struggle creating unique wands, so I know how difficult it can be!

The wand features gold mirrored wings as well as a gold base! The pale hearts on the staff are a nice small touch, and I love the gem between the two wings! The heart cutout itself is quite adorable because it looks like a real gem that could activate my magical girl powers at any moment!

Just the combination of colors and mirror and solid pieces make this necklace very aesthetically pleasing~!
The construction of the necklace is also perfect! It really looks completely professional because even though there are so many different aspects to the design everything is finished so smoothly. It's also very versatile and I can use it in not only mahou kei coordinates but many sweet or sassy looks as well~!

Lastly the back of this necklace is pure white~!



Now! Onto the overall shop review~!

Shipping: 10/10

I was so pleased with how everything was shipping! It was in a box marked fragile, then wrapped in bubble wrap. The best part about it is that each item had its own individual packaging. This helped keep each necklace protected, but it also just made the experience of opening my mail so much more fun!

Quality: 10/10

Each necklace was beautifully crafted~! All of the edges were so smooth and everything honestly looked so professional. Each necklace was very sturdy and seems like they will be incredibly durable and I will get lots of use out of them.

Design: 10/10

Dare I say that these are some of my favorite designs out of all my necklaces! Kawaiicore was able to appeal to the street fashion communities aesthetics while still bringing something new to the table. I really enjoyed how versatile each of the necklaces were, too! I can see myself incorporating them in many different types of fashions and I believe people shopping will be happy beacuse they can appeal to so many different types of people. I also loved how they used colorful changes to pair with each necklace! It really makes each accessory pop~!

Overall Customer Satisfaction: 10/10

I can confidently say I am more than pleased with what Kawaiicore has to offer, and I believe they will make many people in this community very happy! They offer such a great range of some incredibly made jewelry and I hope to own more from them in the future! All of their designs are perfectly sweet while still have unique qualities and dare I say that their necklaces are even a bit edgier than some I've seen in the past! Their necklaces can coord with many different styles and can either be used with other accessories or they even make some great statement pieces! You cannot go wrong when ordering from Kawaiicore~!

Don't forget~! When ordering from Kawaiicore you can use my code mahou14 to get 10% off your order~!

Happy shopping everyone~!

(✿ ♥‿♥)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

♥ Moon Kitty Productions Review ♥

Hello to all my cuties~! A lot has happened in my absence! I have officially saved enough money up for a new laptop, and I ordered a new camera charger... Once it all arrives, that means I'll officially be blogging more often! My goal is to blog every week, but uh, we know how that always ends haha ಥ‿ಥ

Today I'm bringing you a new review for the store Moon Kitty Productions~! MKP sells quite a lot of cute goods perfect for fairy kei and other sweet fashions! Not only do they have sweet accessories, the shop also sells a variety of goods including original art from the owner (tights, hats, ect). I've admired some of the tights from afar, and just recently the store has produced a line of snapbacks as well! And if you know anything about me... well, you know I am quite obsessed with my hats. I was really pleased that the owner of Moonkitty contacted me about having a blog+store partnership, so today I have the pleasure of reviewing one of their brand new snapbacks! I'm so excited to show you this product~~! (≧ω≦)


I always love to be surprised when a shop sends me something, so I wasn't sure which hat I would be receiving. Moonkitty Productions has a variety of pastel hats which have themes like mermaids and the ever so popular magical girls~! So of course, I was excited when my package arrived in the mail!

My hat was wrapped neatly in a standard envelope and was in no way damaged upon shipping. I also received a personal note from the owner, which made me very happy~!

So which hat did I receive?

I got their cute Merbabe hat! ヽ(๏∀๏ )ノ

The merbabe hat is a really cute hat that has a pink-purple-yellow gradient with a scale design covering the whole hat and the word "merbabe" printed on the front.

The hat was shipped with a plastic liner on the inside so it would get squashed by my post person :)

When it comes to the design of this hat I am incredibly pleased! The color is really rich but still soft enough for my pastel looks. And the scale design is really cute! I like how there are a couple of sparkles added to the graphics. I think my only concern when it comes to the art is that there are some lines that overlapped oddly? But it's not necessarily a major complaint, just an observation! (^^;;)

I really love how the color starts out pink at the brim and then slowly fades from purple to a light yellow at the top! I don't know the technical term for this, but I also really like how the "button" (??) at the top is a shade of purple to contrast with the yellow. All of the seams on the hat are pink too, which also adds a nice contrast.

Now for the lettering~! The word "merbabe" stands out with its white embroidered look and really is what makes this hat super cool! I absolutely adore the font and how all of the spaces for the letters are shaped like hearts! "Merbabe" is also centered and located quite nicely on the hat so it's not too low, or too high up.

Lastly, it's a snapback! This is a plus not only for obvious reasons (like being able to fit different head sizes) but I can also adjust the hat to fit over wigs! I find a lot of my hats are uncomfortable to wear over wigs but I had no problem with this one.

Needless to say I am so in love with this hat! (。♥‿♥。)

I have quite a few photos to show you how it looks on, (basically a fancy way to say I took tonnnns of selfies!) but first for the overall shop review ^o^

Shipping: 9/10

I had absolutely no problems with the shipment of this hat! It arrived safely with the plastic bit on the inside to make sure it didn't get squashed. The only reason I'm giving shipping a 9/10 instead of a ten is because when initially opening the package I was a little concerned that it was packaged enough. Even though it arrived okay I think maybe a little bubble wrap in the future would be a nice touch just to ensure that won't get damaged on it's trip c;

Quality: 10/10

I was very surprised how durable the hat is and how well the design is printed on! In no way is the hat flimsy at all, and it's actually pretty solid all the way around. The seams are sewn very neatly in a cute pink thread and even the fabric of the hat feels very thick. The word "merbabe" is also embroidered on the hat very neatly as well with no sort of stray threads and I believe it will hold up for a very long time! 

Design: 9/10

For the most part I'm extremely pleased with the design of the hat! As I stated early the color is very vibrant, the font of the letters is extremely cute, and overall the print is very cute as well. But my only concern with the pattern was some of the scales weren't drawn as neatly as they could have been and honestly! That might just be a style thing, I'm not sure. Design still gets a very high score though because I said in my rundown above- it's something that really doesn't bother me! It does feel rather whimsical. But I feel like it should be pointed out so you know before purchasing~!

Overall Customer Satisfaction: 9.5/10

I am honestly so pleased with how this hat turned out! I had been watching Moonkitty Productions a lot in the past and was initially very excited when they announced the release of a new line of snapbacks! I was so happy to receive one, and overall it is a really cute piece to have in my collection. (You will probably be seeing me wear it quite a lot~) The hat is super unique and it's not often you can find such a cute snapback! I definitely recommend these hats to everyone interested in fashions like fairy kei, pop kei, and mahou kei! (and swaggy kei!) I'm also very fond of it because it's an accessory suited for gender neutral fashion! I'm really an advocate for all genders exploring fairy kei and this hat would make a great accessory if you're not interested in things like bows~! 

Thank you so much for reading~! I hope you all check out Moon Kitty Productions! You can also use the code PrincelySmiles at MKP for 15% off your order~~ ; 3 ; !

Now for some pictures of it on~!!
(and by some, I mean a lot.....)

I definitely recommend checking out their store~!

Happy shopping c;

(and I look forward to blogging for you next time ;3;)