Monday, 11 August 2014

~Green Tea KitKat Candy review {+Video Review}~

{you can watch my video review here!}

Japan is famous for many iconic and wacky things, from Harajuku girls, to odd inventions. But among all the creative and interesting things Japan offers, they also have a wide and unusual range of KitKat flavours.
Kit Kats in Japan not only have a wide range on tasty flavours, but also certain flavours are only for some regions, and some flavours are limited edition, which means its even more special to get these flavours.

{not my own photo, sourced from google images}

Not only that but KitKat is very similar to the Japanese phrase ''Kitto Katsu'' which means ''to surely/certainly win'', which has made the popular nestle snack associated with Students who are taking their school entrance exams. It has become so popular to send KitKats as gifts for this purpose that Nestle has partnered up with Japan post and at most local Japanese post offices you can sent official Japan post  KitKat boxes.

{not my own photo, sourced from google images}

So today I've been super lucky to get hold of a bag of 12 Japanese KitKats!
I've got Kyoto's Matcha flavour to review, one of the flavours I've always wanted to try. The two other flavours I'm desperate to try are Taro (Okinawa) and Sakura Matcha (which I believe was a seasonal one?)

Green Tea is one of the easiest flavours to get hold of although now I believe its being replaced by a new flavour so I feel quiet lucky to have a bag of these yummy treats.

Candy Review:

Expectation: 5/5: I was really looking forward to trying the Matcha KitKats, since I adore almost everything which is green tea flavoured.

Taste: 3/5: I was sort of let down due to my high expectations, I didn't think that it really tasted like green tea at all, instead it was super creamy. It was still nice but certainly not what I was expecting

Price: 4/5: at £4.75 its not the cheapest purchase for a bunch of chocolate but its also not that expensive in comparison to how much people usually charge for Japanese KitKats. I've seen empty boxes go for £8 and up just because the boxes are of a rare flavour. This is the cheapest I've found Japanese KitKats so I'm super chuffed with the price.

Would you recommend it to others?: Yes, Because Japanese KitKats are truly an experience, even if they're not what you'd expect them to be their something different from the plain old chocolate ones we're used to.
I'd highly recommend trying out some for yourself!

So yeah, what do you guys think?
What flavours of KitKat have you tried from Japan or want to try?

Tell me below and maybe one day I'll review and have a give away for some?

Stay cute you pretty people!~

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

♥GlitterBomb Review♥

 Back to my usual cutesy shenanigans, Today I have an adorable review for you all!

Glitterbomb is a UK based store which sells things ranging from hand crafted jewellery which includes necklaces, hair clips, earrings, all the way to Hand made bows and phone cases. I've been dreaming of owning some of their pieces for awhile so I'm so happy to show you this review!
They have a wide range of acrylic jewellery which many of you know I personally adore, and as well as that they also have a wide range of acrylic magical girl pieces-Which I am truly in love with.

Glitterbomb is one of my all time favourite stores and I'm so happy to be able to review one of their most beautiful products for you.~

~Review summary~

Shipping: N/A: I brought from their HyperJapan stall so their was no shipping involved.

Products: 5/5: Their things have the cutest and most unique designs. I am in awe of this shop, they always manage to surprise me with more amazing designs each time they update.

Price: 4/5: they do feel a little expensive. The card captor necklace cost me £18 but you are paying for good quality materials and the time and effort of someone designing it. Certainly something to save up for and treat yourself with!

Quality: 5/5: Like previously mentioned the quality on this product is to die for, the acrylic is sturdy and well crafted. Certainly a must have for anyone who loves acrylic jewellery like myself!

Overall: 6/5: If it were possible to give 6/5 I honestly would for this store, despite the fact that I don't tend to spend over £5 on a necklace usually I've been saving and deciding on what glitterbomb necklace to buy for awhile now. I truly do love their store and I hope that some of you will soon be just as in love with their products as I am!

~Some products from Glitterbomb I highly recommend~






Thank you all for reading this post! I have a lot more posts coming up  so please stay tuned for more cuteness!

You can visit their website here
And you can visit their shop here

Monday, 4 August 2014

100 years since the tommy went to war

poppyThis post will have a far different tone too all my previous posts and for that I'm sorry.poppy
For those who aren't aware of my passions can already guess from my blog that I adore cute fashions, Japanese culture and other various cutesy things. But some of you won't know of my passion for studying modern history, the rise of Marxism, The cold war, the rise of the Nazi party, post war Europe, America, Africa, Asia etc and on top of that list I adore learning about the events of the first world war.
I've always been interested in the first world war since I was a child, I would dig trenches and sit in them, acting out as if I was on the western front. as a very small child I'd pass sandbag banks stacked up in little ditches and I would ask if that was where the war was fought. And despite the fact the in the first world war one side of my family was in the navy and the other side fighting against British rule I've always been fascinated with trench warfare. 
Despite my enthusiasm for modern periods of conflict I in no way celebrate war or enjoy it. I merely find it extremely interesting and insightful. I love learn about the people, how they copes in these times and somehow pulled through. I also adore the arts which came out of the horrors of the trenches, paintings, poetry, art styles such as dada, cubism and really all 'modern' art in a way since Duchamp's fountain (1917) was seen as the beginning of  modern art itself.

Poetry is what Really started my strong interest in the first world war. For the first time I read Wilfred Owen's 'Futility' I was hooked on the emotive and truthful words of those who had witnessed such audacious things.

What I wanted to say with this post is that even though one hundred years has passed since Britain entered the 'war to end wars' war still is very real and still effects so many.
Conflicts come and go but we shall not forget! Not the Soldiers who died for an unknown cause, the Doctors and nurses to stayed up for days to make sure their patients made it through the night, to the civilians who were in the wrong place at the wrong time, and we won't forget those who start wars don't serve in them!
We've lost so many people, who are now only a vacant memory passed down by stories, but we won't forget the conflict that changed the world. 
Lest we forget!