Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lasy day of junk food...

Yep, you heard it. Today is my last day of junk food. No chips (or crisps for you Brits out there.), no sweets, no soda! I'm addicted to Coca Cola, so that will definitely NOT go over well! I've begun slowly exercising as well! Rather difficult, I must admit! I've just come to the conclusion that I am indeed, fat...very fat, and that needs to change! So, rabbit food (ie. vegetables.), broiled chicken, and water for me for the next few months! Oye vay. Guess I should get to the good part of this post then, huh? I received a lovely envelope full of goodies from Michelle in the UK today! She included tons of postcards from her recent trip, photos of her home and area, and used adorable stickers! I posted a letter to Bethany today as well as a letter to Jennifer! Anywho, photos!

Oh, how I love raised and/or puffy stickers!!

Look at the lovely postcards! I didn't include photos of her home for obvious reasons (too personal!) however, it is quite lovely! I absolutely loooove all of the postcards. you guys all know how obsessed with Paris I am, so i kvelled at the thought of having so many to put up on my wall!

Here are some cards from her area. Leeds and Yorkshire!

Here were my two favorite Parisian cards. :)

And more stickers! Woot!

Gah! I love those puffy England themed stickers SO MUCH! I want them!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Name me!

So, I didn't mention this, but both of my goldfish died. It was kind of a last ditch attempt at goldfish and it just didn't work out. Betta fish are more my thing! Soooo I've had an empty tank for a bit now and I decided that today i would go and find a fish for it! My local pet store sells 'Baby Bettas'. They come in the little plastic cups just like every other betta fish, but they are cheaper (only $1.99!) and un-sexed so it's kind of like a surprise! Well, I picked out the tiniest one they had, which is so typical of me!

She/He is too small to go in her/his tank yet, so I have him/her set up in a glass bowl just big enough with a heater and plant...I'm going to refer to her as a she because she hasn't grown into her fins yet.

Here she is exploring the bottom of her bowl. I'll move her into the bigger tank once she's big enough. She's so small now that I'm going to have to crush her food for her to even fit it in her mouth!

And here she is in her cup while she was waiting for her water to condition! You can see how small she is, especially in the shop where my finger is near!

What a cute little mug she has!

Look how teeeeeeny she is!

Now...who has name suggestions? i have a feeling she may turn out red but with bettas, you never know. A white fish with just the tip of it's tail blue can turn into a completely blue fish in a matter of months. I was thinking 'Ruby'. Any suggestions?

Monstermango! *image heavy!*

So, I've been up all night. It's 6:49 in the morning and I've already worked out, so what does this mean? Time for a review! I know I said that I was going to go by a list, but I lied because this store is going up first! It's slowly but surely become one of my favorite stores on Etsy! All of you guys who love food-based accessories will LOVE Kiki's shop!

Perhaps you might like some macaroon stud earrings! Or maybe a matching macaroon bag charm? And I'm almost positive that you kawaii-loving folks would love her Korilakkuma necklace!

Or how 'bout a pair of Mamegoma earrings?

WELL. I had the pleasure of reviewing some of her pieces and also ordering a few more! I'm more or less in love with her donut earrings and own far too many pairs. A girl can never have too many donuts, right?

The first thing one notices when receiving a package is the outside of the envelope, right? obvious answer. Kiki's envelope did not disappoint, nor did her packaging! I received two different packages, so I will show you just the one containing the donuts, and then the inner packaging of the one containing everything else. The envelope and decoration was absolutely lovely! I was awestruck!

Here's the thing that I thought was absolutely adorable. each pair of earrings (actually, I'm pretty sure there were two pairs per box...) was cushioned in PINK bubble crap, carefully put into a plastic decorative box, sealed with matching washi tape, and decorated with simple stickers! She even personalized it with a little 'K'! I opened the package at the drive through window at a McDonald's and I almost squealed! SO. CUTE!

Inside! (I did say this review was picture heavy!)

Now, here is what they look like on! This is one of the large donuts. I forgot to mention that they come in two sizes! Small and large. All of her earrings are glossed over and completely sealed, even the embellishments. I've worn my sparkly pair multiple times and have and no issues at all. I also have had no reactions whatsoever to the metals or findings used...It's surprising all in it's own because I tend to be allergic to everything on this planet!

Now! On to the second package! Again, the packaging and wrapping...I need to drive this girl up to wrap my Christmas gifts for me! Each box was individually wrapped and tied in small, simple, white, and elegant in a handmade way.

And then each item (ie. necklace, charm, etc.) was individually bubble wrapped and closed using washi tape (!!! I need some!!!)

I really want to get into the detail of these earrings and all of Kiki's products in general. All are made with polymer clay and are absolutely beautifully crafted. The detail alone should say something! Here are a few close ups! Close up photos are definitely necessary in order to see the true detail and craftsmanship!

Fab, right? You'd think I'd be done, huh? NOPE! She even makes equally as awesome necklaces, phone charms, bracelets, and key/bag charms!

Shall we go into a quick overview of a few other goodies? I think so! Lets start with the necklaces! Her dessert-themed necklaces are as delicate as the foods themselves! Very feminine! They tend to be a tad bit fragile, so I suggest not wrestling and large animals (or younger brothers.) in them! Does it surprise you that the plate the sweets sit on is handmade as well? It is! haha. Seriously, this lady is uber talented!

A close up:

Here is a close up of the quality of work she does: close up!

And last but not least...BAG CHARM TIME! This has to be one of my favorite pieces! It's just so...yummy! The photo below shows Kiki's macaroon and cookie bag charm:\

Uh, hello? Haven't you fallen in love yet? This bad boy is attached with a gold chain as well as a lobster clasp. The 'cookies' are hard and show now dents or anything (I tried!). Adorable, no?

Lobster claws are seriously the best way to go. Sturdy, easy to put on...It's my personally preferred type of closure!

Overall...I love this stuff. Kiki and her pieces have captured my heart! I definitely suggest that you guys have a look at her store, monstermango!

Is anyone interested?

I've got quite the collection of random kawaii stuff that I no longer need. Mostly bento items as well as a book that I accidentally ordered two off! So, I decided I would sell it! I'm going to post the items up here and then you guys can email me and we can discuss pricing! I really need room in my closet and I REALLY need extra cashola for my school tuiton!

So, first off is the book! It's called 'Withering Tights' and a by Louise Rennison. She is one of my absolutely favorite authors! It is in used condition and I am listing it for $5.00 plus the cheapest shipping possible, which is pretty much exactly what I paid for it! It's a paperback version and in great condition.

On to the bento items and whatnot!

One San-X Raccoon Kireizukin Seikatu plushie!

This is the exact plushie. Obviously, I'm not expecting $20!

Next is a Rilakkuma bird hat.

Various cell phone charms:

Green tea spoon cell phone charm:

Various bento accessories:

Cookie dough and sparkles necklace:

Still in plastic small bento set:

And lastly, another bento set! This one is larger:

I also have several pencils that I can take photos of. :)OH! And stickers! New and un-used or opened! Full sheets!

If you folks are interested in anything above, shoot me an email at: Also, I am willing to ship international!