Sunday, December 23, 2018

Winter Snow Kitty Nails

It was another exciting time for me to get my nails professionally done again. For this year, I have decided to do a winter theme nails instead of a Christmas one. 

There aren't a lot of Hello Kitty nail art designs that I like because my preferences are rather picky. So, I was surprised to find one on Instagram that I liked so much. 

Here is the replicated HK winter nails that I call: Snow Kitty Nails

Rie from Marie Nails replicated the beautiful art work on my nails. It turned out really pretty and sparkling for the holidays. The colors of blue, white, and silver enhanced in a pretty shimmer every time that I moved my hand in the air.

Preview of the art work being done in the beginning as seen below...

This particular nail design has one silver shimmery partly painted on all my nails except for one nail. The one finger nail has a silver Chrome style. It's a very expensive style, but worth it. I've always thought a Chrome style has that shiny polish that is just perfect for the New Year. 

I'm thinking of adding a Chrome nail style as my annual tradition when getting year end theme nails, whether it's for Christmas, winter, or New Year.

Have I said it enough? I'm just in love with my new set of nail design. I keep repeating it, but I definitely adore how my nails sparkle. It's a dazzling beautiful shimmer of light blue and shine.

It kind of looks like a simple design, but it isn't because there are stones and a set of Snowflake stickers. The light blue stones are a very beautiful color, while the silver ones sparkle every time light hits it. Unfortunately, the silver Snowflake stickers can barely be seen. I think a white Snowflake sticker would have made a difference. 

Until next year, have a Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Chronicles of Momoberry: Entry 4

Disclaimer: Momoberry's Diaries is Junolyn's version of a Sanrio world that I built in my mind. My imagination takes me to places that I wish could exist in real life. I hope you enjoy my version of Sanrio World, where all you have to do is believe.

Entry 4: The Good Days

Before Sanrio turned my life upside down, the world was full of wonders.

It was a city bustling with energy as Sanrio had just taken over the world. Suddenly, where there was no magic in the world--- it was everywhere you went. Humans had to adapt to their world not being theirs alone anymore. They had to share it with us, characters.

They had to adjust their reality. They had been used to obsessing over us in cartoon films and on paper. Now, they had to get used to us being real. Living in their world-- er, Sanrio World.

Technology is amazing. Amazing, but dangerous. The humans did not expect that with advanced technologies came with consequences. They are the creators of life and it became their downfall as they let their greed rule every action they did. 

Like any brand that started, Sanrio had good intentions. They were good people. Like many others, greed for power and money corrupted them. Once they took over the world, all characters were given the same rights as the humans. It came with a price. The price of innocence and good.

You replace one evil, another one just steps into the role and fills it. Humans never learn from the mistakes made in the past. They continue to live life like they are the most important beings in the entire universe. Who made them special and self-entitled?

They are seen on the streets stalking their favorite Hollywood Starlets-- going about their lives as usual. Even with the new pecking order, humans believe that these characters come to life are their personal property. Like with their own race, they fight among themselves for any differences that they deem as their standard way of life.

Humans might love these characters, but they do not like to share the resources. This is the struggle for the characters come to life. It's very difficult to stay "good" in a world that won't let you. It's either be crushed or do the crushing. 

The Chronicles of Momoberry: Entry 3

Disclaimer: Momoberry's Diaries is Junolyn's version of a Sanrio world that I built in my mind. My imagination takes me to places that I wish could exist in real life. I hope you enjoy my version of Sanrio World, where all you have to do is believe.

Entry 3: Secret Room

As you have guessed it from all the rumors out there...

I am kept in a secret room like a caged animal. I was shocked that Sanrio would do this to me. To anyone. It seems like I'm not the only one caged away. I hear whispers all the time and the wailing at night keeps me up. The rooms aren't bad, but Sanrio has given orders to keep us, prisoners, isolated from each other. 

Do I sound bitter? I must be bitter because if you have ever been locked away, you would feel such resentment and hatred toward your jailers. There's this one particular neighbor that I hear singing during the day. Let me tell you that it was not a pleasant experience. 

The singing was so bad and off-key that I felt like banging my head to the wall. At least he was singing about happy days, instead of mournful songs. He was constantly singing happy tunes. On rare occasions did his songs turn sad, followed by wails of "Let me oooouttt!" 

My jailers here ignore my multiple requests for ear plugs because they don't deem it as a necessity for me. What they mean is that they won't spend a dime on me. It's how cheap they have become. Due to this, I have pleaded with Pippo to stop singing. All the pleadings have not deterred him. He continues to sing... off-key. 

Torture at it's best. 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season! Have fun and stay safe. Blessings. <3 br="">

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Sanrio Tour: South Korea

If you have been in the Hello Kitty community for long, then these two locations should be familiar to you. I do not think Sanrio has an official store in South Korea. More of a Hello Kitty Cafes with their special themed souvenirs. Listed below are locations that are more than a regular character cafe. The other Hello Kitty Cafes in South Korea are excluded from this list.


Hello Kitty Island in Jeju
Address340 Hanchang-ro, Andeok-myeon, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
TYPE: Museum and Cafe

Specialties: Photo-ops

A small building and mainly, intended for children. It definitely is only worthy to brag on social media that you've crossed this destination off your bucket list to visit. Other than it being picture worthy, it wouldn't keep adults entertained for too long. It's been reported that they do not have much specialty items for Collectors. I've seen one or two small Hello Kitty plushes, but for me as a Collector-- that's not much enticement to add to my bucket list. I rather go somewhere worth my money and time spent overall.

This location has a museum, an area for the kids, and a cafe on level 2. On level 3 holds a short eight minute cartoon in a theater area.

The feedback on this place was that it was a waste of money, unless you have plenty of time to kill and if you have kids.

Phone: 064-792-6114

Cr: Trazy

Hello Kitty Island in N. Seoul Tower
TYPE: Museum and Cafe

Specialties: Photo-Ops

A few collection are presented and it was reported that the souvenirs shop doesn't sell a lot of items.

The feedback on this place was that it was a waste of money if you're searching for collectible items. Not worth it. For photo-ops and bragging, then this is the ideal place to visit.


Cr: Twitter

Cr: Twitter

Sources:  HK Island Jeju, Sanrio Kr, HK Island Seoul, Sanrio

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sanrio Thanksgiving Trailer

Here is the trailer for my upcoming video for Thanksgiving. It's a very short trailer as the full official video is 17 seconds. 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sanrio Japanese Village boutique

Here's a tour of Sanrio Japanese Village in downtown, Los Angeles. As you can see, I have added my new Junolyn Tube intro and ending. 

By the way, I really want a Sanrio font. Wish that there was one available to use for my future projects.

Have a good Sunday!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Junolyn's Christmas Picks

It's that time of year again. It will be Christmas in less than two months. Are you ready for it?

Most of us probably would give an answer of no because time is money and we're almost always behind in schedule. I sure am behind in schedule. There doesn't seem to be enough time in a day.

So, to get you prepared for Christmas--- I have chosen my recommendations for the holiday. Here are three items on the list that gives the spirit of Christmas. 

If you haven't gotten over the Christmas music and the holly jolly cheer, then continue below for you or your loved one's gift.

Hello Kitty Christmas Plush 
Godiva Collaboration

Godiva is right on time! They have produced another Christmas themed small plush to go along with their famous chocolates. Pretty in red, this year's Hello Kitty plush has a red Santa-like outfit with round shaped ears that has a white heart on each side. Truly a combination of classic and kawaii all together. This plush will be available starting November 19.

You need an International Shopping Agent (I.S.A.) to order this piece. Please see FAQ for an Agent.

Hello Kitty Sweater 
Chinti & Parker

If you're like me, then you're looking for a Christmas themed sweater that isn't too out there in design. This one is just perfect. Not too flashy or bright in colors. Nor is the image of Hello Kitty too overly large and at center on the chest area. It's a perfect way to blend in with the crowd. You can order here.

Hello Kitty Party Dress 

It's THE perfect dress for the annual holiday party, where you have to make an effort to make yourself pretty. And, you know, to show off a new dress to your friends and family. We all live to celebrate life. What better way than to show off your favorite character and wear a very first classy HK themed cocktail dress?

Shhh! Hide those price tags from your Hubby until after the holidays!

I'm in love!!

Happy Holidays, everyone! It's an amazing time to celebrate the holidays with Sanrio.  >.<

Friday, November 9, 2018

Little Twin Stars YouTube Ending

I will be making a matching Little Twin Stars intro for my Youtube Channel, Junolyn Tube.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Animated Projects

For me, I like to be able to show my artistic side through many platforms. I've been wanting to work on my Youtube Channel: Junolyn Tube for a long time, but never really did anything about it.

Here is my new Hello Kitty intro for my future videos...

I like making mini clips of animated vids so I will do a My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Pochacco, Keroppi, Tuxie, and a Pippo version. Currently, I'm working on the ending for my future videos. >.<

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

I'm an Enabler...


Yup, I'm feeling mischievous. :p

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Poem: Heartbreak

Here's to you, Sanrio
A satire poem

O Pippo, O Pippo
Oh woe is me. You've forsaken me.
Thou shall not shatter my hopes and dreams of your love
for me.
My first eye contact with you will always haunt me for
the rest of my lonely days on earth.
If only I could reach your heart as new rivals have 
succeeded whereas I have failed.
My devotion speaks as I write this to you
I will gather new forces for you to prove thy
everlasting loyalty.
I will comb the very earth to bring you Unicorns and
daisies as gifts to Hello Kitty and her harem.
Calling on Kiki and Lala, My Melody, Badtz-Maru...
O Pippo, Pippo, wherefore art thou Pippo?

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Sanrio Tour: Overseas

Here's an update of actual Sanrio stores in other countries like Europe, Oceania, and South America. Excluded from the list are USA and Asia. There doesn't seem to be any official stores in Canada, Australia, or any other places of Europe besides the one listed.

Sanrio Stores
Oceania/Europe/South America


Sanrio Gift Gate Auckland
Shop G8, Canterbury Arcade
166 Queen Street
1010 Auckland City
Phone: 09 281 9121
Notes: Inside Canterbury Arcade. Accessible through 47 High Street

Sanrio Gift Gate Albany
Unit O
6 Rosedale Road
Pinehill 0632 Auckland
Phone: 09 213 0088
Notes: N/A
Website: Kitty Shop


Sanrio Outlet Shop Wentorf
Zwischen den Toren 9
21465 Wentorf
Phone: 49 40 54779650
E-mail: N/A
Notes: N/A
Facebook link here and here. Yelp link here.

Cr: Sanrio Outlet Wentorf

Below is a list of stores not yet confirmed if still in business.

Sanrio Surprises
Garten Shopping
Avenida Rolf Wiest, 333 -- lj. 92
CEP: 89.223-005
Bom Retiro
Joinville  -  SC
Phone: 47 3043.9310
Notes: N/A

Cr: Garten Shopping

RIO GRANDE DO SOL, South Region 

Sanrio Surprises
Loja Barra Shopping Sul
Avenida Diário de Notícias, 300 - lj. 2074
Bairro Cristal
CEP: 90.810.090
Porto Alegre - RS
Phone: 51 3072.9911
Notes: N/A

Sanrio Surprises
Loja Bourbon Shopping Wallig
Av. Assis Brasil, 2611 - lj 349/350
Cristo Redentor
CEP: 91.010-006
Porto Alegre - RS
Phone: 51 3028.5097
Notes: N/A

Sanrio Surprises
Loja Contente Park Shopping
Rodovia BR 101 - KM 211 _ Esquina c/ Rod
Distrito Industrial
CEP: 88103800
Balneario Camboriu - SC
Phone: 47 3062.8230
Notes: N/A


Sanrio Surprises
Loja Neumarkt Shopping
Rua 7 de setembro, 1213 - lj. 71
CEP: 89.010-911
Blumenau - SC
Phone: 47 3209.5113
Notes: N/A

Sanrio Surprises
Loja Balneario Camborio Shopping
Avenida Santa Catarina, 01 - lj 27
Bairro dos Estrados
CEP: 88.339-005
Balneario Camboriu - SC
Phone: 47 3062.8230
Notes: N/A

Sanrio Surprises
Loja Norte Shopping
Rod BR 470, KM 54, n 3000 - lj 108
Salto do Norte
CEP: 89.065-800
Blumenau - SC
Phone: 47 3057.2211
Notes: N/A

Sources: HK Brasil, Sanrio,  

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sanrio Boutique Transformation in Japanese Village

The only Sanrio boutique in Los Angeles--- in the heart of Little Tokyo downtown area.

I remembered when it had just been a regular store filled with cute things. Now, it has been transformed into something amazing. 

At first, it started off with a few clothing racks at the back, but then-- they started adding more of a kittified display that catches your eye instantly. 

That big HK round display is so very cute!

Cr: Sanrio

These few changes would start the transformation process into what it now looks like....

The boutique has become one of Little Tokyo's trendsetting hipster spots in Los Angeles. By adding more clothing racks, mannequins, a large wall of art, and even a showroom to display new released collaborations--- they have transformed into a wonderland of fairytales, if you can imagine. 

Something so extraordinary, this place is where to be. 

This is the only store that I have encountered that sells more Sanrio clothing options than ever before seen in the past. Not only do they sell regular tees, they sell fashionable wear tops that have you tempted to buy, even if it's not your favorite Sanrio character.

The store in essence has become ultra cool. It's something that even guys can enter without feeling too awkward and embarrassed to be seen inside.

For that reason, it's all thanks to Sanrio's newer characters, Gudetama and Aggretsuko. While I'll never be a fan of these two (an egg and an aggressive red Panda), I can see how that they would spark a following and become so popular with a new set of audiences. I'm more into cuter characters and Sanrio's newer characters are just the opposite. 

If you have been following the boutique on IG, then you would have seen it transformed into an Aggretsuko store. They promoted the new character with a bang. It was top to bottom filled with Aggretsuko clothes on the tall mannequins, photo-op displays in the showroom, and a huge wall section just dedicated to Aggretsuko. It was truly a sight to see.

Sanrio has achieved something that they haven't done in a while. Bring in new fans. With this new change, this location has become a hotspot to put on your bucket's list of places to visit. 

Also, the location is a big factor that helps the boutique's popularity. Japanese Village Plaza has been known to have Japanese festivals and events, which brings in crowds of people. It's also the place to visit when they held an autograph signing for a Tokidoki artist, who had done a collaboration with Hello Kitty. 

With recent collaborations, the boutique has transformed into a showroom to showcase the selected items, whether it be clothes or home decor. With these new changes, the boutique has turned into something iconic. The level of standards for regular boutiques has just been raised to the next level.