Have you checked out my sister blog Rainbowholic on the side bar before? You should! Kaila is an amazingly fun girl from the Philippines currently living in Japan and sharing her adventures with the internet, and yes~ they are extremely cute! Recently we decided to do a sort of “International Kawaii Exchange” of cute items from each of our countries ♥
귀여워 X かわいい Exchange!
The box is here! Rainbows from Rainbowholic~haha how appropriate
To help, we gave eachother a few keywords ~ Kaila’s words were “Rainbows, puppies, clouds, lace, and wings” with strawberry as the favorite flavor, and my keywords were ” Roses, bows, kittens, outer space, and pastels” with Strawberry or Dark Chocolate as a fave flavor!
The goodies did not dissapoint! Look at all that eye candy and real candy! *__* She sent me several boxes of Pocky, stickers, origami paper, hard candy, snack crisps, post cards, cute nail buffer, kitty ring, and an awesome Kawaii DIY clay set!
I love Marie~ Now I have a mini Miss Milk ring! lol
Nara was EXTREMELY excited about the snack crisps, apparently he used to eat these all the time as a kid… so he kind of attacked the pile and ate them all rather quickly. Several flavors came in the box, but my favorite was the “Ramen” flavor!
She also sent an awesome bag of hard candies flavored like popular Japanese drinks! These really tasted similar to the drinks, Japan never disappoints when it comes to flavors of candies! My favorite was the CC Lemon flavor (not pictured because I ate them all haha) it tasted just like the drink and even was a bit fizzy!
I used some of the stickers she sent right away on my dresser items! I just bought this bottle for my face toner~ now it is extra cute!
Kawaii Kitten EXPLOSION of stickers and origami paper!
Ok I suck at origami, yeah I know I should be good at that sort of thing because I am an artist and all that~ but nothing I make ever comes out right haha even paper airplanes! This paper had a cute little tutorial to make sweet pencil notes which seemed semi possible for me to do~ Ahh I actually made one!! SUCCESS! I want to make a few for my pin board~ but maybe I will just force Nara to make me some paper cranes as payment for all of the snacks he ate….
I was extra excite to try out this sparkle clay kit and make some cute rings and necklaces!!
And just for a peek, here is what I sent her! Strawberry Pepero, camera keychain (because she takes photos), candy + lace hair clips, teddy lace pin, Hanbok sticker paper doll, Korean snack stickers, neon wing earring set, my favorite spicy Korean ramen, choco crisp treats, and polka dot socks! haha Your money goes quite far in Korea with certain things! especially since I know where to shop now ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
♥You can read Kaila’s blog about what she received HERE ♥
Since Kaila loves puppies I hunted around for a cute shirt~ Korea has SOOOOO much cute Kitty stuff, but finding puppy things was a bit harder!! Finally I cam across this adorable shirt by KIRA on the way home one day, and it was only 5,000 won~ Jackpot! If the art looks familiar it is because I loooove Kira shirts, they have several designs floating around the shops in some areas for very cheap ♥ I bought a Kitty one just recently HERE which I love ^^
Time to tackle the craft kit since I am sure some of you are a bit curious! I was kind of nervous so I just stared at the kit for a few weeks afraid to mess with it… I am always like that with craft kits. PRESSURE. I used to play with clay a lot when I was younger, but I do not use it very much anymore so I was paranoid I would open the stuff up and just waste it all lol. The kit came with two mold styles,clay, rhinestones, plus several parts to make the pieces into jewelry like ring bases, necklaces, hooks, etc.
The clay was that cloud fluffy kind with lots of sparkles (you cant really see them in the photo I guess ^^;) It is a really interesting texture of clay to work with and dries very light.
Set right to work making some goodies~ crafting like this in front of the TV is so relaxing…
And here is my finished ring! I actually had some cute plastic ring bases and other goodies left over from my gallery piece with My Little Pony Project earlier this year, so I was glad to out them to good use! I think it came out ok~ I gave it a clear glaze to be extra safe when I wear it!
These are my first three~ I still have lots of clay left though!! I think I will make a broach next since they are a bit easier for me to wear
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Doing this exchange was a lot of fun, thanks again for all the awesome Japan treats Kaila! I want to do this with other countries so I can see world-wide cuteness~ hopefully soon I can do this again with a friend or someone!
If you had to send a small box of the cutest items to represent your country what would you send? Comment below and let me know! If it sounds extra cute maybe WE can do an exchange next time