Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Mint Polka Dot Backpack Review

Loungefly has a massive selection of cute bags. My faves are the Hello Kitty bags (*duh* n_~) — and an always fave is the backpack featuring Kitty-chan’s bow and ears (in 3d).

The latest backpack I have been in love with is this mint polka dot one! =^_^= The mint color reminds me of ice cream, especially with the bubble gum pink accent on her bow.


As usual, the quality of Loungefly is great — beautiful embroidered stitching on the eyes, nose and whiskers.


Who doesn’t love Kitty’s 3d bow?


I love the designers at Loungefly — always making cute die-cut hang tags. This one is definitely a keeper.



The zipper is nice and fluid on the small outside pocket — and look at the gray and white striped lining! That’s a sweet little touch.


There is a cute Loungefly woven label featured on the side.


Rubber Hello Kitty patch is featured on the bottom corner of the front pocket (which makes for good branding).


The 3d ears are kawaii, neh? It also has a super convenient loop for hanging.


Check out the reinforced adjustable shoulder straps — provides for a comfy fit.


There is that gray and white striped lining on the inside along with a laptop pocket. I am also a huge fan of the gray piping detail.



This backpack is purrr-fect for back-to-school season or for work or overnight trips. ^_^


Here is a side view — lots of room to carry your kittilicious belongings…




Isn’t it adorable!?


The backpack measures 17.5″H x 11.5″W x 5″D.


This backpack retails for $45 USD and is available at Loungefly.com, Sanrio.com and select Loungefly + Sanrio retailers. =^_^= For kawaii + kittilicious + kitty updates:

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag and Wallet

The Hello Kitty Chambray Crossbody bag + long wallet are currently the sweetest bag + wallet set in my collection. Sweet because both pieces have polka dots + are adorned with Kitty-chan and her signature bow + the design is just overall cuteness!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag and Long Wallet

I love the design combo of this set — the quilted small white polka dotted denim colored fabric featuring white outlined Hello Kitty pattern and the brown contrast piping details… As well as the antique gold-ish trims… And of course all of the small details Loungefly design team thinks of, like the Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty debossed applique.

This Crossbody style is lovely because I prefer to wear my bags/purses across my body — feels more secure that way… And it is the way I wore my purses when I was a youngster! It is also a delightful shape that I think looks cute on everybody. The adjustable shoulder straps make it perfect for you to wear this with shorter straps on one shoulder or longer straps across your body — versatile, no?

When I saw this bag in real life — I was surprised by the size. It was a bit larger than I expected. The measurements are 12″ H x 10″ W x 3″ D. It’s a pretty good size — enough space to store my wallet, iPhone, digital camera, mirror, lip gloss and some other small things… Nice and roomy.

The material is nice — the faux leather has a soft feel but it is sturdy at the same time. The chambray is so down to earth too… Makes me feel comfy and happy! ^___^

The inside of the bag features a zippered pocket and two open compartments to store small things — for those Junkies who are super organized.

I posted a pic on IG earlier last week:

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Bag

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Bag

Size reference because it is difficult to tell how large the crossbody will be strictly off the measurements alone… Very decent size!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Bag

Kitty-chan’s iconic bow — one of my fave things about this handbag! I also love that her bow is made from the purely polka dotted pattern!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag

I like how only the flap of the crossbody has the polka dotted Hello Kitty pattern — it gives a certain subtlety to the design that makes it interesting and balanced (or maybe I am reading too much into it)… n_~

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag

Here is the crossbody with closed and open flap… Snap closure for no-hassle opening + closing of the bag. The inside lining is solid without any artwork. I like this — looks so fresh and so clean!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Bag

Close-up of the adorable pattern!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag

Look how cute it is to have the Hello Kitty Chambray set! @___@

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag and Long Wallet

Inside zippered pocket and Loungefly debossed applique… Also, notice how straight the applique + stitching details are… Impressive?

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag

Back detail of the crossbody…

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag

More stitching detail… And the antique gold-ish colored trim… Pretty sturdy. n_n

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag

The matching Hello Kitty Chambray with Bow long wallet is just as cute as the Crossbody. These two go great together and they stand kawaii independently as well! The long wallet features the same adorable pattern and 3d puffy bow and applique and all that other good stuff!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Close-up of he quilted detail on the chambray fabric and beautiful trims — Hello Kitty printed and debossed faux leather trim and antique gold-ish stud…

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

The inside of the long wallet has a pop of red. You can store your loose change in the zippered pocket and there are many compartments to organize your id, cards, business cards, etc… The stitching detail is pretty good — nice finish.

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

The long wallet measures 4″H x 8″W x 1″D.

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Back detail

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Love that 3d puffy bow detail! ^_^

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Looks so cute alone!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Looks super cute together!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Bag and Long Wallet

Bottom line… This has the official Hello Kitty Junkie recommendation. This is pretty much purrr-fect as a present for the upcoming Holidays or Birthday (for a good friend or girlfriend) and even for yourself! I could think of so many friends who would love this bag + wallet from teen to Mommy to Granny… And if you’re thinking about gifting somebody special, the long wallet would be lovely, or the crossbody, or if you really love them — both! Your kittilicious loved one would definitely be in chambray bliss! =^_^=

The Hello Kitty Chambray with Bow Crossbody (retail $60-70 USD) and Hello Kitty Chambray with Bow Wallet (retail $32-37.50 USD) are available online at Loungefly and Sanrio (crossbody + wallet) and JapanLA (crossbody + wallet)… Make sure to check your local Sanrio Boutique as well!

More Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty bags coming soon so please check back! n_~

Sephora Hello Kitty Beauty Summer Products

I recently got hooked up with some new Hello Kitty Beauty from Sephora — and quite obviously, I have to share with my fellow Junkies! I am starting to realize that it is possible to never have enough makeup… Hello Kitty makeup, that is! n_~

Here are my kittilicious goodies:

Ohh-la-la! *___*

Hello Pretty Makeup Bag — the fabric has a cute black and white Hello Kitty outline and polka dotted pattern — *adorbs* n___n This is so cute — I am not sure I want to put makeup in it because my bags tend to get dirty… o_O But I supposed I can use this for something else!

The inside of the makeup bag is lined with a shiny satin-y feeling hot pink material… Another added detail is the Hello Kitty embossed pleather patch…

Love Kitty-chan’s gold bow charm on the zipper… As well as the hang tag!

I love to wear bronzer and especially in the summertime… This exclusive Hello Kitty Bronzer is so purrr-fect for anyone — girls who love wearing a lot of makeup to girls who don’t care too much about makeup (me, usually)! And it works well any time of the year!

The packaging on Hello Kitty products at Sephora are always so chic and stylish! This group of products have a very specific theme — and the design team stuck to the black/white/pink/gold colorway throughout the latest release.

Love how the polka dots are printed — with spot varnish (I think) — and the letters in gold! So bling, isn’t it? n_~

Both Hello Pretty Compact Mirrors are so cute!

The white with black polka dots — the dots are more spaced out… I like that the hot pink bow is made in a different material than the rest of the compact — it looks and feels matte, or less shiny and sleek than the plastic…

The compact opens up to a regular mirror on one side and a 3x magnification mirror on the other.

Black with white polka dots — dots are spaced more closely…

Both are cute! Still undecuded as to which one I should carry with me at all times! n___n

Hello Pretty Palette is a two-tiered eye shadow palette in the iconic Hello Kitty shape… the pink head is made of the flat matte material… A shiny gold bow adds some pizazz! *___*

Normally, I am not a fan of the hot pink and gold colorway — but I adore it here! @__@

This eye shadow palette is very pretty… And there is a range of colors to use… Iridescent purple, glittery charcoal black, pearlized white, and glittery soft pink…

And… Pearlized golden cream, matte chocolate brown, glittery nude, and pearlized soft blue

Some more photos…

Hello Kitty is ”always sweet, always bright, and always delightful” — so true at Sephora! Find all of your Hello Kitty Beauty at Sephora here!

Sephora Hello Kitty Big Pink Bow Fragrance

I have been in love with the latest from Sephora since I first saw this summer’s Big Pink Bow online. Like pretty much every Hello Kitty Beauty item from Sephora — the new fragrance has been on my wish list!

Thankfully, Sephora hooked me up with some kittilicious products for me to share with my fellow Junkies!

Sephora describes Big Pink Bow as,

The always sweet, always bright, and always delightful Hello Kitty wouldn’t dare leave the house without her signature fruity and floral accessory—Big Pink Bow. Wear the delicious blend of pineapple, pink honeysuckle, tantalizing gardenia, fresh coconut, and warm vanilla wherever you go with this adorably stylish ring, shimmering with gold trim and sparkling with a fancy diamond bow.

Big Pink Bow Perfume To Go Ring is available at Sephora for $29. I love this ring because it is such a cute collectible piece of jewelry that is affordable. It also has that bling factor on the bow that I always like… And you can smell yummy all the time since you will have it on your finger! n_~

I love the metallic pink packaging! It is so sparkly! *____*

Check out the Hello Kitty engraving on the side of the ring…

I have to wear the ring on my pinky finger because my fingers are too chubby… o___O But it is still cute, right? I like how the ring swivels to open. The size of the perfume is 0.24 oz — and the scent is truly sweet, delightful and fun!

I would recommend this as small treat for yourself or a kittitastic friend! =n_n=

The Big Pink Bow fragrance is available in a 0.33 oz Eau de Parfum Roll-On form for $19.

I like the roll-on because it is so convenient. It is easy to take with you where ever you go. My fave part is the bottle — the cover is Kitty-chan’s big bow in gold! *Bling*

Here is that gorgeous packaging again! Seriously, Sephora has some really awesome designers on their team — I appreciate all the small details that are put into the packaging! The Big Pink Bow 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray is available at Sephora for $58. The packaging is in the same hot pink and gold colorway as the rest of the fragrances. I like how Kitty’s big pink bow is embossed on the front of the package…

I also like the embossed gold sticker of Hello Kitty on the outside of the package…

And the bottle! Just dreamy… Isn’t it? (I wish I could take better images — you can see me and my messy apartment in the reflective surfaces)… Kitty’s head is always the cutest thing — and I love that it is in 3d! I hope they continue to use this mold… On everything! =^_^= Hello Kitty’s big pink bow bottle is pretty darn cute too!

I like this bottle because it is different from the previous bottles… It definitely compliments your collection if you already own the Hello Kitty 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray (I do!) or the Hello Kitty Intense Perfume 1.7 oz Parfum Spray.

Profile detail…

Back detail…

The Big Pink Bow collection:

You can find these babies online or at your local Sephora!

Thank you Kelly + Sephora! *___*

Vans x Hello Kitty Summer 2012 Collection

I was thinking that the new Vans x Hello Kitty collabo would launch around Back-to-School time… This is one of those times when I am happy to be wrong. n___n

I have a lot to say about this collection… Let me start by stating that I do like this collection better than last year’s collection! There is more variety in the items that are available… And I am head-over-heels-in-love with one of the designs! <3 <3

My two fave things from this new collection are: Hello Kitty Authentic Lo-Pro in Black/Red and Hello Kitty Slip-On in Azalea Pink/True White!

I freakin’ *LOVE* this pattern on Hello Kitty Authentic Lo-Pro in Black/Red! It’s so bright and colorful… Kitty-chan is sporting a red/white polka dotted bow… there are bears and hearts in the pattern! And you can’t go wrong on black, right!? n_~

A closer look at the pattern!

The soles are pretty plain… I do wish there was some design on the bottom… But I do know that the mold to make a kittitastic design would be costly… which would result in more expensive footwear for the Junkies… But I can always dream, right!? n_~

Hello Kitty Slip-On in Azalea Pink/True White… I prefer the Authentic Lo-Pro style of Vans but the design… It is very hard to resist! I love this colorway — so girlie, huh? And I like the pink piping a lot!! n___n

Close-up detail of my fave design/pattern from the Summer line! @___@ Seriously, if these designs sell well, I hope Sanrio will think about using this design with other products — Loungefly maybe? or Nakajima line of bags/purses/wallets…

You can pre-order now at Sanrio.com or order online at Vans.com… Or if you cannot wait, go to your nearest Sanrio Boutique or Vans location! I see that many Junkies have already scored some of these items! *jelly*!!

*Note: The Hello Kitty Slip-On, Infants is super *adorbs*! I do not have a baby… But I feel like I may need to get one for one of my plushie! o___O

Check out more product shots below (click on image to see them larger):

Hello Kitty’s Big Pink Bow Exclusively at Sephora

“Always sweet, always bright, and always delightful…” No wonder so many Junkies *LOVE* this girl! n_~ I was browsing through the newly re-designed Sephora website and look what I spotted!? @___@

Big Pink Bow! This is definitely on my wish list! Look at how adorable the bottle is!! It’s in the shape of Kitty-chan’s bow — and you still get her pretty face! n___n The scent is described as, “delicious blend of juicy pineapple, pink honeysuckle, tantalizing gardenia, fresh coconut, and warm vanilla…” Mmm mmm mmm… Smells kittilicious! This retails for $58 and comes with free shipping!

Big Pink Bow Perfume To Go Ring ($29) — good to keep in your purse…

Hello Pretty Compact Mirror ($19) — white with black polka dots with hot pink bow… Very adorable… And a limited edition piece…

Hello Pretty Compact Mirror ($19) — black with white polka dots (also a limited edition piece)… So chic! Such a cute gift to surprise a non-Hello Kitty friend too!

Hello Pretty Palette ($36) “The adorable palette contains eight harmonious hues with formulas that range from pearlized, glittery, and iridescent, to matte and bold. The ultra-silky shadows glide on effortlessly, providing a rich coat of color that blends and layers without creasing, for perfectly soft, stunning eyes.”

Seriously, Hello Kitty is “always sweet, always bright, and always delightful,” especially at Sephora!

What’s Your Hello Kitty Key Cap Style?

I am still heartbroken… :'( Lately, my time has been spent on CNN and LA Times… And following the Japan Crisis on Twitter and YouTube and Mashable and Google

But everyone needs a cute break, right? I didn’t have time to do another Contents of My Purse… Kittified of Course — but I do have some kawaii key caps that I wanted to share! I got these to cover my house keys from the Loungefly Summer Sample Sale last year… They are a little dirty but still kawaii, neh!? n_~

I also have a spare key — and if you are a Junkie, you understand why the spare key must also be covered in Kitty-chan!

I wish I had at least a dozen keys because Sanrio keeps giving us the *cutest* key caps! @___@ Here are some of my faves that I have seen from Sanrio.com

Cuteness from Hottopic.com

Hello Kitty x Loungefly key caps never disappoint…

And the Colorful Bunny Kitties on Strapya-World


I wonder… What do the other Junkies have on their keys? And do they switch the key covers up for different occasions… My Kitty mind wants to know… n___n

Hello Kitty Plush Keychains from Momoberry by Sanrio

Loving Hello Kitty can be… An expensive addiction. But then again, I would encounter the financial issue with any hobby/obsession I am passionate about. The latest additions to my growing collection are these plush keychains from Momoberry by Sanrio.

I like that they add a little diversity to my stock… And yes, they are super kawaii!

I know the “M” embroidered on the front stands for Momoberry… But I think I can get away with telling some friends that they put the “M” for Maria *especially for me* n_~

This is my favorite of the two…

But there was no way I could resist this pink cutie pie! o_O

At $20.00 USD each, I guess I should be thankful there were not any more color variations available inside Sanrio in Little Tokyo! $___$ Oh, the price I pay to be a Hello Kitty Junkie!

I Love Hello Kitty Collection…

The cuteness never stops… But I don’t want it to! Look how kawaii the latest “I Love Hello Kitty” collection is!!! It will be released in Japan this month… Which means *hopefully* we will get some “I Love Hello Kitty” love in the states in the summertime!? Or at least it will hit eBay soon! @____@

Just a few things on my *wish list*… And by few, I mean *A LOT* n_~

I really adore this onigiri case!

Bento lunch box with carrying bag set…

Compact mirror… *sigh*

Super duper cute id card holder… *___*

Awww… Cosmetic case…

Umbrella and matching case… *sigh*

Who wouldn’t want to write with these!?

Kawaii scissors…

See all the kittilicious merch from the “I Love Hello Kitty” collection… And let me know what you’re dying to have in your collection! I am wondering if I share the same taste as some of my Junkies! Like, does anybody else want the onigiri case? *____*