Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I woke up today to an AWESOME message in my Etsy inbox. One of my fantabulous customers wrote an entire review about Meow Kiki in her blog. What a sweet thing to do and best of all she shows you what it's like to buy from Meow Kiki. :D Check it out here:


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Style Bite - Deco Nail Art

Hi everyone! I thought it would be fun to feature my favorite 'style bites' every week or every few weeks. I LOVE fashion (obviously) and I want to share my bites with you! ;)

Lately, I've been uber obsessed with DECO NAIL ART!!! This nail style can go from crazy to cute to dark to.. whatever! You can paint and glue onto your own nails, do it to some stick on fake nails or simply BUY them from my FAVORITE HANDMADE NAIL ARTIST!! Yes, I'm obsessed with her work! ^_^

Her name is Aya, she's 26 and lives in Japan, near Tokyo. She's a professional nail artist there and lucky for us, she sells her work on etsy! All you have to do is pick your favorite pair of nails (or pairs, I know it's hard to pick just 1) and measure your nails with your measuring tape (you should already have one, you do wear Meow Kiki, right?! ;)

Make sure you visit her store here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Aya1gou
..but make sure you come back and read the rest of this, k? I know it's hard not to get distracted. :p

Here's some of my favorites from Aya:

Sale Chie, lolita cherry pie fake nails

Kyohou, purple lolita fake sweets deco nails

Now, some of you are probably thinking "I can't wait to get these nails! But I want to do this style NOW! How do I do it?" Let me show you! :)

I stumbled upon this girl that makes these awesome tutorials on youtube! Her name is Lepei and she's from the Netherlands. She enjoys decorating her nails and decided to share her gifts with everyone on youtube - you have got to see this, she makes it look so easy!

Her youtube is here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Lepeix3

And of course, my favorite tutorials from her!:

Now, you might be thinking... "I don't have all that stuff! How am I supposed to decorate my nails?! :(" My answer is: improvise! Work with what you have, don't worry about what you don't have. It's all about being creative and if you're reading this, you're likely creative! So have fun and I hope you've enjoyed my Style Bites! Until next time! xoxo Heather

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy New Year + News News News :)

Hi everyone, happy new year!!

I hope you all had a great holiday season, mine was nice and relaxing. Also, my wrist had a nice rest, I'm pretty sure I have carpal tunnel now so I need to take it easy from time to time. Anyway, I had such an awesome vacation... First we went to New Smyrna Beach, we did alot of drinking (haha typical vacation on the beach), we went to the Kennedy Space Center for 2 days and finally we went to Kris' dads house in Orlando for 2 days. I feel like I'm missing something.. hm, well, maybe I was too drunk to remember. lol, anyway my vacation changed my life. How did it change my life? I'm now appreciating every day more and spending more time with my family and friends. Work is still my life of course, but I see things in a different way. Enjoy your life because that's what it's all about: being happy! I have tons of pictures over on Facebook that you can check out, and add me as a friend as well! Here are some of my favorites:

How was your holiday season??? :)

Now to some Meow Kiki News!...
Expect LOTS of changes this year! I'm trying to get new stuff up on Etsy every day and am also planning on filling up www.meowkiki.com with MORE clothing and accessories. As you may have already noticed my new prices are looking a little different. Why? Because I'm trying something new! ;) Are my fabrics any cheaper? NO! I wish they were. Actually that reminds me of something I should tell you...

The other day I went to Joanns, fabric shopping of course for my usual cotton jersey knit. They have the best quality so I ALWAYS get it there. While searching for my knit, I stumbled upon the same colors I needed in a different fabric. The fabric was only $3 a yard! If you're not familiar, 1 yard equals 3 feet of fabric by maybe 60" or 45". Great deal, right?! So it was in the same colors I needed but 1/3 the price. I picked out my colors thinking "My customers are going to LOVE the cheaper prices!!"... but then I thought, and touched the fabric, pulled it, draped it over myself, stared at it for a long time.. lol.. And I thought "that is some crappy fabric. I don't want to use that. It's completely synthetic (of course thinking of the enviroment), it's thin, ew what was I thinking??!" So I put it back and went and picked out my expensive, beautiful quality cotton jersey knit that everyone loves! The moral of this story is I have morals and I could not buy the cheaper fabric to make things cheaper. I'm not sorry and I need you guys to know that I only sell quality clothing at the lowest price I can possibly sell them at without going completely broke myself. Please help support Meow Kiki by buying clothing from me and not cheaper places just because they're cheaper. I can assure you that mine can stand the test of time and I'm trying my hardest, as much as I can, to go eco friendly. Thank you for listening to my turning point story! ;)

Whew, I'm glad I got that off my chest! :D

In other news, I have my boyfriends twin brother working with me again. He used to work for Meow Kiki back a few years ago cutting fabrics. Today was his first day so I'm hoping it works out, that way you guys can get even MORE Meow Kiki!

I've already posted tons of new stuff, make sure you check it out and of course support your favorite clothing line!! ^_^ Love you guys! xoxo Heather