Jan 23, 2013

Hello, hello! - the rebirth


It has been quite a while since I last blogged .. a few years, actually. I started this blog when I was 17-18 and it's safe to say a lot has changed since then - except for my Hello Kitty addiction! (how corny, heh)

Fast forward to the present. It's 2013, I'm 22 years old. For the last few years, I've been on a crazy mission to take over *ahem* see as much of the world as I can - I've become a crazy, passionate traveler. Expect lots of awesome Hello Kitty finds from around the globe, as well as little bits of Kitty-sightings here and there! And if you can put up with my rambling and whining about Hello Kitty items and my need of such, then hopefully you will enjoy this blog!

Bit more rambling and Hello Kitty goodness coming soon.

Vick xx

Jul 27, 2010

Costume Plushies + AVCon + Scooter

It's July, and you know what that means?


Yup, all department stores are having them, and Target's opened at midnight on Thursday.

Thursday night I headed to the shops, unplanned, with my friend. I was curious about the toy sale so we casually went to check it out. And to my surprise, found these two ADORABLE little babies:

HOW CUTE ARE THEY?! My poor *guy* friend had to put up with my excessive squealing, jumping around the had to follow me around the shops while I proudly held them up *big grin*

I checked Target's online catalogue later and found out that there were in fact FOUR costume HK plushies. The store I visited were overstocked with the bear and tiger, but didn't have any sheep or the other one (it's grey).

I sent the boyfriend to check the Target near his place, no luck, still the brown ones left. I ventured to the Target near my place on Saturday and found ONE white sheep left. I checked the city store and after searching four different stores, still can't find the grey one! :(

Oh, they were $15 each! Down from $20.

The hunt continues ..


AVCon (anime & video convention) was last weekend. I've never been and I've been meaning to go for a few years now, just to check it out. Anyways I headed there on Sunday with my friend. Entry was $30 but luckily at the door, some lady was willing to give us 2 passes for $15 each - HALF PRICE! So we took it.

I suppose I'm not really into anime. Or video games. They had a few stalls though, and I found one called 'Kawaii Imports'. They import stuff here basically. Anyway they had a heap of Hello Kitty, so I picked up a 4-in-1 pen (blue, black and red pen plus a pink highlighter) and some stamps:

It was alright I suppose, you'd have to be REALLY into anime and gaming to enjoy it. Mm, other than that it was good :)


So my next purchase kinda .. doesn't need explaining? Well it does. But yeah. See for yourself:



No idea WHAT came over me when I bought it, I looked back a few days later and realised it was just sitting there and thought .. I'm never gonna use this, am I? But seriously, IT'S A SCOOTER! *excited* LOL it's actually uber adorable, and no I don't care if I look like a massive douche riding it. YEAH I'M GONNA RIDE IT LOL. Summer is gonna be awesome, gonna bring it to the beach and parks and ride around .. no joke. It's barely adjustable to my height and the weight limit is 50kg, meaning it's obviously designed for kids. The lady suggested some other scooters though .. but I don't really need a scooter. And I wouldn't buy one if it wasn't Hello Kitty!


Tomorrow I'm venturing off to Sydney, AGAIN. I'm definitely gonna check out Maruyu, it's about a 2-minute walk from my hotel? Paddy's Markets, Chinatown, Market City are at the top of my list for Hello Kitty hunting!

On a side note, gonna be attending WINTERBEATZ, going on a dinner cruise along Sydney Harbour and doing lots and lots of shopping!


Toodles x

Jul 7, 2010


Spotted this sign outside a store in Melbourne:

Guess which store it was?!













I'm actually so, so, SO tempted to pick up the phone and call up that store to see if I can mail them my resume or something. Yeah, it's in Melbourne, so what? LOL I wanna move out of Adelaide one day anyway. Preferably to Sydney. Although Melbourne OR Sydney are both good options, I'm fantasizing right now about telling everyone I'm moving interstate to live by myself, attend a better uni *cough* which in turn will provide me with better job opportunities, plus work at the Sanrio store - I'd be all like I'M LIVING MY DREAM!


Picked these up at Duchess along Swanston street:

I go there every single time I'm in Melbourne to buy BAGS! They're so cute and insanely cheap - the place also stocks a heap of Japanese-y shoes, phone accessories and of course, slippers :) These were $19.95.

Also got this scarf from Dangerfield:

The tag reads 'Hello Hello Scarf'. It also came in red with white polka dots which looked a lot nicer, the only downside was that the bow was BLACK! :( How emo .. so I opted for the red bow. $18.

Gah thing is I've been meaning to go to Dangerfield in Adelaide for A LONG TIME to get this scarf, like 4 weeks maybe? But I'm never in the city so I actually waited until I went to Melbourne because sadly, buying it interstate was more convenient than me buying it here LOL lazyyyy.



:) xx

Jul 5, 2010

Tokidoki x Hello Kitty Charm Bracelet

YES! Got home and had a lovely little brown box waiting for me. Firstly, let's start with the stamps:

HOW ADORABLE! The seller is located in Japan, this box was mailed from Japan hence the cute little stamp and return address sticker!

Now for the all important item ..

AHHHHHH IT'S SO CUTE! To be honest it's A LOT bigger than I expected, the charms are HUGE! I kinda looked at it like .. oh .. can I wear this out? I probably will anyway.

The invoice that came with the package had this stamp on it:

THE WHOLE THING WAS JUST SO CUTE! It was around AU$80-something, the bracelet itself was US$59.99, postage was only US$7. If you're after authentic Japanese items, do check out the seller on eBay! Lots of Pokemon/Hello Kitty/Tokidoki!

Ailillui Store <- click click!

THANK YOU SO MUCH to my lovely boyfriend who gave me the money to buy this from eBay! =D


I'm forcing myself to stay awake and blog about this, I'm heading to Melbourne tomorrow! .. again LOL for anyone that's followed my blog for a while, this is my third time to Melbourne this year. The last time I went, which was April 29th, I came across this store:

Which I totally forgot to blog about when I came back before! But yeah, some Korean store down Bourke St. .. it's overpriced. But stocks tons of cute things, not just Hello Kitty! But mm, shall be back later this week to blog if I come back with any awesome Kitty goodies -- probably not, since I'm saving my dosh for Sydney :)

p.s. waiting on Happy Party with Hello Kitty & Friends for Nintendo DS and some Hello Kitty laptop stickers in the mail!

Toodles! x

Jun 27, 2010

Hello Kitty Perfume Body Mist

Lazy Sunday afternoon in with the boyfriend, we headed to the supermarket to pick up some hotdogs. We had the hotdogs, the bread, some chips to snack on but I insisted on checking out the health & beauty aisle, seeing as supermarkets are often far cheaper when it comes to those products.

Anyway we entered the aisle, I was looking down and to my surprise, spotted this in the deodorant/body spray section:

Hello Kitty perfume body mist!

*happy happy*

Priced at $4.95 each at Coles, I picked up two since I was in a super excited "OMG THEY SELL HELLO KITTY BODY SPRAY" mood. Plus RIGHT before we headed out, the boyfriend asked if I had any spray .. I said no, since all I have is perfume.

Anyway it smells like BUBBLEGUM! It's so adorable and sweet-smelling. The back of the can reads:

"A sweet bubblegum treat for all girls naughty and nice"

LOL at the 'naughty and nice' bit .. suss. As you can see, the bottle isn't the prettiest, I'm not the biggest fan of it. Still, anything Hello Kitty is adorable to me :)

P.S. Now I can't afford food until Wednesday, LOL =_= That was my last $10 in my bank account (well, the one I can use as I have another for my 'savings') and I spent it on Hello Kitty body spray. Mm .. money well spent? I think so! :)

Toodles x

Jun 19, 2010

Current Wishlist

Short haitus? Eh, assignments are handed up, I'm not using the term 'finished' because they're not. Sitting back and HOPING I pass :(

Anyway to kill stress .. online hunting!


1. Hello Kitty x Tokidoki charm bracelet
Okay so the boyfriend got me a bracelet for my birthday. I'm not complaining but the material it was made out of (stainless steel perhaps? not sure) kept 'stretching' so a lot of the time I couldn't lock it together (it's a heart-locket kinda thing). Which meant it could easily fall somewhere while I was wearing it. PLUS a lot of people had the bracelet, it was from a fairly well-known store =/ So, he offered to get me another one and during my many hours of forcing him to sit with me while I shop for Hello Kitty, I came across this:

YAYYYYYY! The seller is from Japan. Plus I'm almost certain this is authentic. Why? No one has bothered to fake the Tokidoki x Hello Kitty range. Hence everything on eBay is overpriced, like the actual online stores themself, $30 for a pen haha. And look at how well some people take care of their items, there's a Tokidoki x Hello Kitty bag on ebay for US$650 'never removed from factory wrapping'. Yes, it's still in plastic .. they didn't even take it out to take a photo of it, it's all sealed and everything. Like wow =S But the bracelet should be in the mail to me soon =D!

2. Hello Kitty x Tokidoki CACTUS PLUSH TOY!
I've been eyeing this since the collection came out .. a while ago. It's Hello Kitty. As a CACTUS. How much freakin' cuter can you get?! Something about it screams UBER CUTE and I've always wanted it, and you know what I figured last night? My car is green. That's about the only thing that I'm willing to stick in there to match my car colour AND the inside stuff, which is all pink. A Hello Kitty cactus hanging from the review mirror = WIN!

Roughly AU$40 with free postage. However, you can get a cactus AND a donut for around US$71, which yeah should be roughly AU$80 for the pair.

Shall order it when I come back from more interstate tripping during July :) Seeing as it's not really a 'need' right now, as I'm not driving .. yet. But the next item is a need ..

3. Hello Kitty hoodie
Mm winter :( I looked around for brands such as Superdry and G-Star hoodies but didn't find anything I was really into .. I'm not big on brands anyway. But did come across THIS which is so so cute! Reminds me a bit of 'beckii cruel' (youtube her), but I'm not willing to fork out the AU$120-$130 for it :(

Aww look it has little ears and a bow! =D

Kinda half-decided on this next hoodie though, I like the pattern on it:

Around AU$60, much more affordable :) I mean I'm paying double for the ears + bow, when I already have a Hello Kitty hat lol. Mm ..

Toodles x

Jun 10, 2010

Haitus + rambling

Mm I know I barely update this anyway :( I have so many drafts saved but yeah, I'm so lazy .. actually I'm procrastinating as I'm typing this up -- 3 major assignments due next week! While everyone else is on SWOTVAC for uni. But I only have one exam, hah!

ATTEMPTING to take a break from my online life. Well I started with the shopping, chucked all my money into my second bank account and within the hour, ended up Paypal-ing a skirt with my first one -- fail. Thought about deactivating Facebook etc, might do that soon :(

I spent a good hour yesterday at uni browsing through the official Sanrio online store, why oh why do they only ship to US/Canada/Japan?! I found a seller on eBay located in Japan who buys directly from the Sanrio store apparently, but it's way overpriced. But .. SANRIO STORE IN SYDNEY! YAY! That's not Gift Gate! I first came across Gift Gate in the Philippines in 2001, stocked up on heaps of goodies. When I went back in 2007, the place had majorly downsized. Disappointed :( Gift Gate is also located in Chinatown in Melbourne/Sydney but I actually hate how overpriced everything is, if you're in Sydney you might as well walk down 200m to Market City. Oh but heads up from Danny in my previous blog, $2.50 store in Sydney! Which I looked up and is about a 2-minute walk from my hotel =D Link is here -- click click! I actually have so much more motivation to save for Sydney because of that LOL, shall be living in that store every day!

Anyway, photo spam you say? These are all already on my computer. I took these for a magazine assignment a few weeks back, obviously chose Hello Kitty as my topic because I'll be more likely to complete the assignment if it's something I'm interested in :) Oh and for the 'own photos' bit .. I mean, I just took photos of all my stuff LOL EASY!

My Nintendo DS + Accessories: I probably should've gotten a photo of the outside of the DS too, nothing flash but I have a white Hello Kitty hard case over it. The inside bit are just stickers, the colour blends in well with my DS hey? :) Got Hello Kitty: Big City Dreams from my friend for my 18th, poor girl said she was embarrassed buying it because the guy thought it was for her. She said it was for a friend and he didn't believe her LOL.

My laptop accessories: Went all out for my new laptop, it's pink! Laptop bag from eBay for around $14, the vacuum and keyboard duster + cloth were $1.50 each on eBay, mouse from eBay, foldable rubber keyboard $22.50 from Market City in Sydney, speakers from the ex and 4gb USB from a friend :)

MAC x Hello Kitty collection: I can guarantee that the eyeshadow ($90, David Jones) and possibly the shopper tote bag ($40, online) are authentic. Yes, $40 for a thin bag .. sigh. Bought it within the week the collection was released, it went down to like $10 on eBay after a few months. I intended to only purchase the bag from the collection, there was no way I could afford the whole thing, note that the majority of the items pictured are FAKE. Why? The two black tubes are mascara + eyeliner: $16 for both off eBay, MAC never released any mascara/eyeliner with the collection. Same with the concealer, $10 from Paddy's Markets in Sydney LOL obviously fake. Two of the lipglass pictured are POSSIBLY authentic, I purchased two for about $12 each then another 2 after for .. like $3 each? HAHA plus the tubes are noticeably a different sized compared to the earlier ones I bought, which were from a seller in Australia - the second ones were from Hong Kong. BUT - the box/packaging looks identical, looks so authentic *however* MAC only released 6 shades of lipglass for the collection. I have 4 different ones, I remember there's a clear and a purple one, so the 4 I have may be the remaining colours? *shrug* I know for sure 2 definitely are. Despite the fact that half of these are fake, they're so cute for carrying around :) I carry all my lipglass in its .. 2 boxes. The fake items (eyeliner, mascara, concealer) are all pretty dodgy but eh, looks cute just sitting there :)

"The Assignment" -- had to get it professionally printed, cost me $33. And I got a Credit. SERIOUSLYYY I think it deserves at least a distinction. Some of my best work, pffttt :(

ANYWAY shall return later. After exams and stuff. Probably 3-4 weeks. WITH an actual blog about products. I need to purchase Hello Kitty contact lens cases from FocalPrice, still waiting on my contacts to come in *twiddles thumbs*

Bye :) xx

May 21, 2010

Kitty Haul

I need to go on a Kitty Haul this week! I've been meaning to for a while, there are a few sites that I wanted to order from but have been putting off.

FocalPrice, it's one of those cheap dodgy sites but stocks a lot of super cute Hello Kitty items! I'm planning on ordering in 2 different contact lenses cases (coloured contacts in a few weeks, yay!), a comb (mine broke, not happy T_T) and a mouse pad (I'm using a Hello Kitty one right now but it's falling apart).

Urban Outfitters, I plan on ordering 8 of the limited edition HK mini plushies! They're blindboxed, meaning it's totally random, for all I know I could end up with 8 of the same character .. but it's worth a shot! Considering it's free shipping over $100US until the end of this week, each plushie is $10US. Plus some HK lip balm (I have 4 boxes of MAC HK lipgloss sitting around) and a few other items of clothing!

I'm still working on my car, got 2 new items in this week from eBay that match with my 'theme', the bear Hello Kitty :) That's the majority of the inside done, I'm gonna start ordering stuff for the outside like bumper stickers and the extreme HELLO KITTY CAR DECALS, like massive faces that cover a whole door! Plus giant stickers that cover the ENGINE! It's about $70 for a whole set, I may or may not go to those extremes because I'm scared of my car being scratched or the stickers damaged in weather (it's the start of winter in Australia right now) so I'm still contemplating that. As much as I'd LOVE whole-car stickers, my car is green .. I've found some adorable designs, lots of pink and bows but it may not suit the colour :(

Also, I wanna make some HK nails! Nothing too flash, just some small HK bow pieces, maybe 2 faces and some nail lace stickers. Just something simple for everyday wear, perhaps pink and white! And maybe a few more plastic parts to make another phone cover if I can be stuffed (my cover cracked, I bought a silicon cover that I used for a few weeks then reverted back to the cracked deco one). Maybe some more magnets for my whiteboard too!

Will post up photos later tonight or tomorrow, still working on an assignment that was due yesterday eep. :(

May 6, 2010

Hello Kitty Car 2

I blogged a while ago about the items I had purchased for my car. I'm still on my learners, and will be for the next 2-3 months, but as soon as I'm regularly driving around these babies are going on my car (Y)

Everything finally came in, so here are some photos!

It's a 2006 Ford Fiesta. But it's green :( I'm not complaining though, it's pretty good for my 'first car'!

Back seat. I threw everything on roughly to see what it looked like. The headrests don't fit on this type of car, I'll find a way around it.

Front seat belt covers. I'm going to purchase another (probably different) set for the back seat belts :)

Matching steering wheel cover. You can remove the kitty :)

In total so far (yes, I plan to buy A LOT more), I've spent about $100. The sun shades are from the Philippines, I bought them like .. 8-9 years ago? And they've been sitting around ever since, waiting for this day to come *tear*. Still got a LONG way to go, this is nowhere near complete! It's just the basics, I'm going to add as much detail as I can to the car :)


Apr 22, 2010

Easter + Tupperware

LOL tupperware, for lack of a better word. I was contemplating 'cutlery' then 'plastics', but I figured my items do actually come under the category of tupperware .. anyways more about that later, you're probably like 'wtf?'

A few weeks ago I did a massive 9-hour shift at work. I ended up missing the last bus home as it was 6pm and dark so I went walkabouts while waiting for my ride home. Found myself in Coles hunting for reduced Easter goodies. And yay, found these for HALF PRICE:

Hello Kitty pez dispenser + Easter egg and Hello Kitty cup + Easter egg!

The pez dispenser was $3.50 (down from 7) and the cup was $3 (down from $6). The cup is 3d-like, you tilt it and the image changes, I think that's obvious in the photo above :)


At the end of my last blog, I said I was off Hollywood, my local bogan central, to pick up some magnets and go to the gym. I did both of those tasks, after standing in Target for a good half hour, debating whether or not to buy some 20% off Hello Kitty toys. I finally walked out of there empty-handed then floated over to Campbell's Clearance Outlet to see if they sold blank magnets. Heh, no blank magnets .. but found these:

Hello Kitty bowl, plate, cup and drink bottle

They were all on a table with a sign saying '2 for $5' .. naturally I picked up one of every item, for a total of $10 for all 4. Prettyyyy good :)


Expect a few more photo posts after this, seriously I always seem to come home with a Hello Kitty item every time I go out .. got looooots to blog about, plus I have Photoshop back on my laptop. Oh, speaking of laptop .. yeah next post.

Toodles x