New Kimono Buys & Gel Colours

I have not written in a while as my work life has exploded. I need to work in order to subsidise my nail & kimono stuff habit!

Gel of the Month:

Currently I am having a gel-affair with Artistic Colour Gloss and it is lasting well!

Two weeks in:


My kimono buying has been very boring:

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But I have done a bit of kimono-ing about!

kimono me

This was me pre-obi 🙂

Later on in the year when I have the time I will get back into blogging, but I am just so busy working!

Parcels arrived!

My furisode and bits for dressing are arriving so I have been taking pictures of them in real life!

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Furisode for Dressing Furisode for Dressing

I have kinda gone a bit mad after not buying kimono things for AGES but I realized I have been using the same kimono in the dressing box for years!

The difference is these have been bought specifically FOR dressing. I managed to get great bargains at the end of the season.

New Furisode coming for dressing events!

My side biz is building up and tomorrow I am off to MCM to run a stall dressing for money 🙂

I have been using the same kimono for dressing for a while now so I thought a refresh would be good.

Furisode for dressing!

Furisode for dressing!

Furisode for dressing!

Furisode for dressing!

It is fairly clear that as soon as one gets dressed in Furisode thats all that happens! Yukata Shmukata! So I have invested in some pretty and quite patterned furisode which don’t match MY taste but EVERYONE wants a really patterned look!

Yukata has its place so I have invested in some more modern fashionable yukata for dressing and workshops.

Obi for dressing events :)

New obi too as my gold/blue obi is getting quite worn out and it really matches my favourite furisode so I want to save it now 🙂

Added to the collection we have two ‘kimono ageha’ furisode:

New Fashionable Furisode for dressing. This image is just a guideline styling.

New Fashionable Furisode for dressing. This image is just a guideline styling.

Gah…ghastly pink! But pink was missing from my dressing collection!

I shall get more of the ageha style kimono if MCM makes money! For now the ageha kimono will be kept for smaller events, and I need to get accessories to make up outfits inc modern obi. I have fancy enough obiage and obijime now in the dressing box.

I don’t buy kimono for me anymore, only working kimono with which I have to expand my comfort zone. Not everyone likes plain furisode with a pretty hem like me! Hopefully these kimono will give a really good range for people and I can mix up the selection at events so I am not using the same kimono each time!

Kimono, Nail and other stuff update!

I have been so busy! Kimono dressing for 4 events, nail training and business 🙂

So lets start with nails….I am a fully trained Gelish and Shellac nail tech now. I shall be posting some of my kimono nail art designs to this blog soon.

New buys!

I have been dressing a lot of people so I have to have stuff to dress them in!

These are my kimono for workshops and try on events. Some I don’t have photos of but you get the idea!

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I found that the 4L yukata is REALLY useful during dressing. I have a black and pinky one, but the one in the gallery is a second one.
I have more 4 more yukata and obi than in this gallery but I did find at this years Japan Matsuri (at the try on yukata stall) that my yukata/obi were really popular.

There not expensive either. I normally buy dressing kimono around golden week, as you get the new seasons trends and they are normally on sale.

I found the thicker hanhaba obi much easier to get neat quickly, so I bought a snowy one and pretty black/white one.

You will see more kimono-ness soon as I am building up this side of my business.

An update! Tabi, Nails and Kimono dressing!

Well, lets get the fun started. I always have kimono needs and gaps. 25cm tabi with kohaze are part of this and a friend spotted some so it was an INSTANT buy:

25cm Tabi

25cm Tabi

25cm Tabi

25cm Tabi

At $13 dollars a pair, it was a no brainer!

Second lot of news is that I am a trained natural manicurist now, and will be system training in Nail Harmony Gelish Monday.

Third lot of news is that I am running kimono dressing workshops at Alcon in Leicester this year!

Busy Bee!