Hyper Japan 2014: Saturday

♥Yesterday was day 2 of the UK's biggest japanese culture convention, known as Hyper Japan. I went last year and decided to go again this year. All photo's are mine.

Excuse my face in the picture to the left. NHK world (A Japanese program channel in English) was there, offering free pictutes with Domo-kun (NHK's mascot)

♥It was a pretty warm day. We arrived at the venue just after ten so there was barely a queue.

After showing our tickets to the staff,who then scanned the tickets, we headed to the queue tog get our yellow bracelets to prove we had a double pass.

We then entered the venue which was a huge room filled with stalls and stages.

Inside it was pretty packed, luckily the building had air con.

We looked around for a bit, watching the show at the hyper Kawaii stage.

We looked around some of the stalls, (I brought a SHINee poster and SHINee pillow) before we went to the Nice Ice stand where you can get Shaved Ice for £4.00

I had strawberry flavor with mango. (Recommend it if you get a chance!)

After getting our food we decided to sit down near a stage. 

At the back of Earls court was a mini stage.

A Japanese band called  one-note,Kaz (Drums), Nye (Bass/vocal) and Takato (Guitar) performed. 

They are really talented and super adorable!

There were different sections inside, including Taste Japan, Hyper Kawaii, Fringe market and the Anime and Game area. 

Kawaii banners for the japanese brands; Putumayo and Angelic Pretty were  decorated around the Hyper Kawaii area.

There were a variety of things to purchase including magazines such as Kera or Gothic Lolita Bible, Kdrama DVD's, Anime posters, Katanas (As you can see to the left), clothes, manga and plushies. Below are two pictures of other stores selling Kawaii merchandise.

Japanese food was also avaliable in the taste japan section. They include a variety of food including Shaved Ice, Yakitori andTakoyaki (Octopus balls)

 Mini video with some acts writing couldn't express!
My Haul:
Kpop goods. I can't remember the name of the stall however they were selling plushies and kpop/Kdrama goods.
 Close up of my BTS camera strap, this was really helpful!
Hime the Arpakasso, from LoveJojo. She was £20. 
A rainbow pastel wig and Chocomint(?) hairbow from Dreamy bows.
Three hairclips from the same stall (Don't know the name) however they were all reasonably a good price.
 Random leaflets I picked up throghout the day
 Business cards I picked up 
NHK postcard!

Did you go to Hyper Japan this year? What was your favorite experience?
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Kawaii at the beach

Source: www.stellalee.net
♥The weather is getting hotter which means more people will be going to the beach. Staying Kawaii where ever you are, are what some people want so here are a few ways where you can still be Kawaii will sunbathing or playing in the sea. 

Bikini's/Swim wear
What ever style you dress in,there's always a chance to have a Kawaii bikini. Japanese brands use frills, floral prints and ruffles on their designs.Varies Japanese brands feature Bikini's, including Dream V, a Kawaii and good priced Japanese brand which sell Bikini's that are perfect for Hime gyaru's and Sweet Lolita's. The sizes also fit larger sized girls. 

Lip service also prodives swim wear perfect for Gyaru's. If your visitng Japan any time soon, Gyaru stores also show off their bikini's in the shop windows.

If your price range is slightly higher, liz Lisa has also brought out their own bikini's a while ago 
For the Lolita's, brands, including BTSSB, has released specially swim wear with prints. 
If you don't want to spend a lot or buy online, mainstream brands might be able to satisfy your Kawaii needs. For example Primark, Forever 21 and BHS supply swim wear. 
Hat's protect you from getting too hot, so one way to stay Kawaii at the beach is to wear hats, from summer hats to hello kitty caps there are a lot of choices. Will the world of eBay, its easy to find them.

Kawaii towels are also easy to find, including Hello kitty (I own two hello kitty towels), Doreamon,Micky mouse and anime characters. You can find them in the factory shop (A UK based franchise- also where I got a pink hello kitty towel last year for £5),eBay and varies other stores.
Fans are a good way to keep you cool
When your in the water you don't want your hair to get wet so you can use Kawaii hair ties, to tie up your hair. Available from: etsy storenvy, bodyline, eBay and varies other stores. 

Ice lolly's and drinks
Remember to stay hydrated while at the beach. Along the beach are always stores selling beach toys and refreshments so don't forget to have a drink or ice lolly if your feeling hot!

A good parasol will act as a portable shade. The shop ergi has a cute selection of parasols. 

You can also find Kawaii sunglasses, including sunglasses with little bows. Claires has an area of sunglasses in most of your stores where you can find the perfect glasses to finish of your look.

When you go to the beach, do you go for the Kawaii look? 
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Review time!: Tokyo Pirates/ Angelic pretty

♥Todays post is a joined review. The dates are slightly old as I brought It  while ago and only just got it for my birthday. I brought a Dream Fantasy salopette by the Japanese brand "Angelic Pretty" of a Japanese biding site called "Yahoo Japan". Since Yahoo Japan is a Japanese website, to order you need to use a SS (Shopping Service) A friend recommended the SS "Tokyo Pirates" which I decided to use.
15th Jan- I sent the message 
16th Jan- Jamie asked if I wanted her to bid or to buy it now. I responded asking for buy it now
17th Jan- Jamie sent me the invoice however it didn't show up
18th Jan- It showed up and I paid. Jamie shortly after paid 
25th Jan- The salopette arrived at Jamie's.
1st Feb- Jamie sent the invoice 
4th Feb- I paid 
6th Feb- Jamie informed me that she had sent the salopette of a few days before
15th Feb- It arrived 

I forgot to take a picture of the parsel however there was no damage (Which is good since sometimes customs are not careful with them) 

Inside, It was carefully wrapped in a Closet Child (A Japanese clothes resale store) bag: 
A sweet little note was also included:
Tokyo Pirates are really quick to respond to messages
Angelic Pretty
Angelic pretty is a popular Lolita fashion store. To find out more information click here to read Shalisa's post on all about Angelic Pretty. The item I brought of Yahoo Japan is the salopette version of "Dream Fantasy" which was the 2013 new year lucky pack item. The print features bunnys sitting on crescent moons holding balloons, bunny's sleeping on stars and bunnies sitting on shooting stars.Here's a picture of the print: 

The salopette
The salopette is really adorable with the pastel colours and spell bounding print which is really clear. 
It also has pockets! 

And here is a closeup of the print, showing the logo, shooting stars, balloons, ponys, castles, bears, clouds and stars. The print is so cute!
The back also has shirring so it will fit larger sizes. 
The lable features the infamous Angelic Pretty Logo inside: The top bit on the inside is also printed and as you can see in the corner, there's a sip.
The straps are adjustable! 
The Lace is really detailed with little bunnys sewn in.
. Here's a worn photo 
 And here is a closeup, where you can see the pocket and the buttons
OTTD run down: 
Salopette: Angelic pretty 
Wig: eBay
Tights: eBay
T-shirt: Sanrio
Accessories: Chocomint
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