Dec 5, 2009

Bow Kitty

Apologies for the lack of updates!

My friend just linked me to a YouTube video (I'm not sure why a 20 y/o male is looking this up, but hey):

Cute, hey? The transformation of Hello Kitty from when it began in 1974, up until now.

Anyways, the point of this blog was to show you this video:

To celebrate 35 years of Hello Kitty, Sanrio linked 5 different coloured bows with a meaning.

Red - friendship
Pink - cute
Yellow - heartful
Green - wish
Lavender - sweet

"These colours for the heart flow throughout the world, and into our own hearts, to brighten this home of ours". -

Seeing all those bows made me want some of my own!

I went for a hunt on Etsy and it didn't take me long before I found many sellers who made 'Hello Kitty bows':

The first one I found was this by ThePinkNinja. It's a simple little 3D hair clip, which I immediately fell in love with!

These are from Cinnamoroll Cafe. I think this seller just has purple and red, but I came across a few others that had a whole heap of different colour combinations. Go have a search :)

I recently purchased a pink bow ring from HimeHood. A few weeks before that my boyfriend got me a small bow ring I had my eye on .. and then about a month before that I brought another pink bow ring in Chinatown. THEY'RE BECOMING AN ADDICTION! But you know what I don't have yet? A Hello Kitty bow ring ;) The one above from DestinationDesign is adorable, there's many other sellers that have also made similar bow rings.

And to top it all off, Hello Kitty bow earrings! By xSweetAsCandyx, I think I may get some. They come in a variety of colours too!

That sums up my bow search for now, just have a look around Etsy and see what you can find!

Nov 8, 2009

Sanrio Official Store

They only ship to the US and Canada. Any ideas on getting items to Australia? :(

Oct 5, 2009

Awesome Sneakers

Quick post. I was just surfing eBay for some new sneakers and came across this:

Awwww! And they don't look that dodgey either! Might consider them ;)

Oct 3, 2009

Sydney Shopper

Apologies for the delay in blogging! I know I should post up my Hello Kitty showbag images from three weeks ago but I misplaced the images and as it is 10pm, really can't be bothered re-taking them at the moment.

So, I'll fill you in about the shopping I did in SYDNEY!

Our hotel was near Chinatown and Paddy's markets = guaranteed cheap Hello Kitty goodies!

Sticker Book x3 - 3 for $5
I was in desperate need of a new sticker book, my old one's running out. Why do I need stickers, you say? As if my pink folders aren't scary enough, they need to be covered in Hello Kitty. Same with my friends' stuff. You shouldn't be around me when I have my sticker book. Or now, books.

Playing Cards - $2
My last set of playing cards featured the cast of Meteor Garden. The cast of Meteor Garden = F4. Now when you play cards with me, instead of looking at Vanness Wu's sexy figure, you can look at Hello Kitty.

Bath Mat - $15
Yeah, it's a 'bath' mat, but I chucked it in my room. At least I'll be prepared for when I have my own place. I managed to haggle this down from $18 to $15 because the whole stand was HELLO KITTY! And I looked at the mat like a kid in a candy store. The nice woman asked if I really wanted it, and agreed to give it to me for $3 less :)

MAC Concealer - $10
Go ahead. Doubt the authenticity of this item. Because I know I do, HAHA! But it was $10 and makes a nifty addition to my collection.

Pillow Case - $6
Why NOT buy a pillow case? I had to add another pillow to my bed setting just to display my pillow case, bringing my pillow total to 7.

Drink Bottle - $6
While in Sydney, my friend had to go visit the gift fair so we all tagged along. It's where businesses order their products, so everything was at wholesale price. I got my friend to bring this back for me but it broke in her luggage :( Still, cute hey?

Phone Charms - 200 points
I love going to arcades interstate (because lame Adelaide doesn't have one anymore) and spending my nights gaming away :) Due to my slight gambling addiction, I always play the Deal or No Deal arcade game. The first time I ever played it was with my boyfriend (before we started dating) and due to beginners luck (or something else), I played until the end and opened my case to reveal 200 POINTS! - the maximum you can win in the game. I played it twice in Sydney - $3 per game. I won 5 points from my first try. For my second try, I picked my lucky number - 8. When it got down to crunch time, I was left with the 20 point case, the 200 point case or a 110 point deal. For me, NO DEAL! = 200 points :) I went to the counter to exchange my points for prizes and the guy pointed at the shelf with 200 point prizes. I thought I'd grab a Mario keyring for my boyfriend, until I looked at the shelf below and spotted a bunch of Hello Kitty phone charms for 50 points each .. my inner Hello Kitty lover took over and I walked away with 4 phone charms. YAY! The Mario keyring was ugly anyway =P

Plastic Curtain - $16
This is my THIRD ONE! I've owned two of these in the past, both the same design, both broken. Figured it was time to get a new and different design. I paid over $30 for the ones I got here in Adelaide, I found these in Morning Glory in Sydney for half the price! It was such a hassle bringing back but it was so cheap!

I'll end this blog with an image of my breakfast ..

Yes, it's a Krispy Kreme doughtnut. We don't have them in Adelaide :)

Sep 2, 2009

Show Update


I went to the showgrounds today to fill out some forms, grab my uniform etc.

It was filled with people setting up. I mean, I've always known someone had to set up the show .. actually, it never really crossed my mind, I just kinda go there and assume it popped out of nowhere, haha!

But yeah, into the showbag pavillion I went. I got there 30 minutes early (+ brownie points to me) and got told to walk around and have a look. No surprise that I checked out the Hello Kitty showbags first (sneak peak!) ;)

.. they're crap.

Yep, sorry to kill it for ya'. I blogged yesterday about the 'fake' Hello Kitty items. You see, the bag itself and the display board is the 'real' Hello Kitty image. The items are a tad weird .. actually just Hello Kitty's face looks weird. The bag's fine, the items = *thumbs down*

I just Googled the Hello Kitty showbag, this is the display I saw today (haven't seen the second one yet).

Images from
Trinket Box

Hand Towel

Photo Frame



Wall Clock

Opinions on the showbag? Would you buy it? :)

Aug 31, 2009


3 days to go until *dum dum dum* THE ADELAIDE SHOOOOOOOOW!

It's this once a year carnival thing that happens in Adelaide (probably the only decent thing to happen in Adelaide) with rides, games, showbags etc.

Why am I blogging about it on here? Well, a few years ago (three, I think) they released Hello Kitty showbags! There were 2 different bags filled with different items. I went on the second day (out of 9 days) and one was already SOLD OUT! Grrr. So I got the other one. Last year there was only one showbag that contained the exact same items as the one I got the year before. I brought it anyway, haha.

THIS YEAR, there's 2! Both with completely different items to the previous years, and both sound so good!

Info from

Hello Kitty #1 - $22 (valued at $62.60)
1 Hello Kitty Handbag
1 Hello Kitty Cap
1 Hello Kitty Diary
1 Hello Kitty Watch
1 Hello Kitty Stickers
1 Hello Kitty Head Band
1 Hello Kitty Highlighter Pen Set
1 Hello Kitty Cosmetic Pouch

Hello Kitty #2 - $22 (valued at $54.70)
1 Hello Kitty Wall Clock
1 Hello Kitty Trinket Box
1 Hello Kitty Cosmetic Bag
1 Hello Kitty Hand Towel
1 Hello Kitty Photo Frame
1 Hello Kitty Address Book

$22 each, not bad! The site didn't have images of the items so I guess we'll have to wait and see what they look like. I'd photograph my old showbags, some of the items are still unused but they aren't the greatest.

Shoot me if I don't get my hands on one this year :(

I should though, I'm working at the show! In the SHOWBAG PAVILLION! Unfortunately not for the Hello Kitty showbags, I think I'll be doing more the chocolate/lolly showbags.

Woop, 3 days to go! =D

Aug 22, 2009

Additions to the MAC family

Proudly presenting ..


I doubt it's authenticity for some reason. When the MAC x Hello Kitty collection was released, I jumped straight onto eBay and the MAC website to check it out. I'm not sure about the website, but I'm about 80% sure I don't remember seeing the mascara/eyeliner ANYWHERE on eBay. Same with stores, I checked some department stores here and interstate and don't recall any eyeliner/mascara. It's only started popping up on my eBay searches recently, hence I have good reason to believe it may be a fake. But there's so many sellers offering it on eBay, who knows!

I picked this up at an insane 'buy it now' price on eBay, $15.99 + free postage!

Anyway, fake or not (it looks 95% real), it's an awesome addition to my little MAC family :)

Aug 15, 2009

Hello Kitty Pocky-like Sticks

I was in Chinatown the other week and dropped by the Asian Grocery for some Milk Tea *drools* I always check out the sweets aisle because they always have new interesting random things .. Anyways, came out with this:

Chocolate & Strawberry flavour!

It's like Pocky except you dip the sticks. But it ISN'T Pocky because I found actual Hello Kitty Pocky at the same store about 2 years ago:

+ Milk Tea and GIANT POCKY!

Their items always seem to be one-off's, I go there and buy things then never see them again .. like the $20 box of GIANT POCKY I once brought. That was literally a one-off, it was the only box there haha.

I just figured that marketing anything to me would be pretty easy, just label it with Hello Kitty ..

Aug 1, 2009

Hello Kitty T-Shirt

I was job hunting a few weeks ago and stumbled onto the JayJay's website. This is what the main page looked like ..


I also found out they were running a competition to promote the tees.
"Tell us in 25 words or less what you would ask Hello Kitty if you met her and why".

The prize: a Hello Kitty plush toy, valued at $300.


Anyways, I went to check out the shirts yesterday and came out with this:

I'll share my competition entry when the competition's over. If I win. Hah. ;)

Jul 4, 2009

Hello Kitty Hat

Long time no update - but that doesn't mean I haven't been out and about scouring for Hello Kitty items. It's winter in Australia right now - my least favourite season :(

I was shopping with my boyfriend the other week and we wandered past one of those stands that sell socks, hats, scarves - stuff to keep you warm in the colder months. I turned around for a better look as we walked past and spotted ..

+ Hello Kitty pj's, yeeeeah (Y)

I have the chubbiest, kiddyish face for an 18 y/o ..


As you can tell, I brought it :) It's so warm - the white fluffy material reminded me of cream and I couldn't stop touching it. It keeps not only my head warm but my EARS too! Here's a pic of something I picked up last winter for the same price - $20.

Bad photos, but hey .. you get the drift. ;)

In case you don't, they're Hello Kitty EARMUFFS! Also super adorable and warm but I won't be needing them much now that I have a hat. Or will I? Depends on what I feel like wearing. ;)

May 23, 2009

MAC Hello Kitty Lip Gloss

Guess what finally came in! Yep .. the MAC Hello Kitty lip gloss I ordered from eBay last week. Great timing too, the mail came just before I left for a full-on day at uni yesterday.

As I mentioned, these were a BARGAIN! The cheapest I've seen these glosses go for on eBay. I initially ordered the pink and white but before posting, the seller checked and messaged me saying the white one had leaked and it was the last in stock. So, I picked out the red-orange one .. it smells like oranges.

Hopefully more to come, when I have the money :)

May 13, 2009

Hunt for MAC comes to a happy end

Yes, you read it .. after many painful months of trying to get my paws on a MAC x Hello Kitty item, other than my shopper tote, I have finally succeeded.

Presenting ..

MAC X HELLO KITTY: 'Too Dolly' eyeshadow quad



I got it in David Jones, Melbourne when I was there a few weeks back. I could've easily got it in Myer or David Jones here, but, well .. here's the story:

Me: Ooh, MAC! I wonder if they still have the Hello Kitty collection *wanders over*
*eyes light up at the sight of MAC x Hello Kitty eyeshadow*
Me: So pretty ..
Boyfriend: Do you want it? *pulls money out of wallet*
Me: @________________o"? What? NOOOO. I can get it in Adelaide
Boyfriend: I know you want it
Me: Noooo save it so we can shop for clothes or something
Boyfriend: ...
Sales chick: I wish my boyfriend pulled out money every time I wanted something
Boyfriend: Just get it, I know it'll make you happy
Me: *going red*
*ends up buying the 'Too Dolly' eyeshadow quad, $85*
Sales chick: *hands me bag* you have a really great boyfriend

Ahh, indeed I do :)

Anyways, during my many hours of procrastination tonight and eBaying while I should be doing assignments, I wound up searching for MAC x Hello Kitty and made 2 impulse purchases of their lip gloss - a white/clear one and a pink/purple shade for the low, low price of AU$8.99!

Recommend go searching it up, it's a bargain for MAC products! Located in Melbourne too so postage should be quick, I'll blog about it when I receive them :)

May 11, 2009

Hello Kitty Goodies

Had a few bucks remaining for the fortnight (I get more money tomorrow) so I wandered into the new Morning Glory that opened in the foodcourt last week. To celebrate their new store, they're having huge sales (30-50% off everything in store, etc).

The 'today's special' table was at the front and today it was '2 for $5', anything on the table. I checked it out last week and they had Hello Kitty cutlery sets, as well as pencil cases, clipboards, gift boxes, etc. I picked out these:

Hello Kitty cutlery set (spoon, fork, chopsticks)

Hello Kitty pencil case

I already have a pink pencil case for uni that I brought at the beginning of the year at another Morning Glory sale. It's basically the same compartments etc, just that .. it's not Hello Kitty!

I ran into my friend at uni earlier who asked to borrow my highlighter .. but it was pink. Yes, it's a guy. I met up with him later and he told me he brought 2 highlighters from Morning Glory for only $1.30 - apparently there was one pink one left. So, I strolled over to the pens etc and - lucky me - the pink one was still there .. and it was HELLO KITTY!

Hello Kitty highlighter

There was only yellow and green left - Pooh Bear and Keroppi.

In total: $7.05. I think I got undercharged, I'm pretty sure 30% off $1.95 for the highlighter isn't $1.05. But oh well :)