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maigo

maigo
Date Joined: April 18, 2012
Last Online: November 6, 2017
Birthday: November 17, 1990
Country: Australia
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About Me

My name is Nina and I'm from Australia.

I've been on a LONG hiatus from swapping and pen palling, but I'm here to get back into it!!

I love sending and receiving cute lovely mail. :3 If you'd like to be pen pals, please send me a message! :)

I have a stationery obsession, especially kawaii! I love kawaii! I'm mainly here for kawaii swaps and I have a section on my kawaii preferences below. :D

I'm into art - making it and looking at it! I love drawing and playing around with other mediums.

I love all sorts of music, and I love seeing bands play live!

I like D.I.Y. I like paper craft and making zines etc. But I'm all about a balance between D.I.Y. and QUALITY. I mostly D.I.Y. for myself, and only send handmade stuff to people I know are interested/will like it. I DON'T want or need any ribbons, threads, buttons, scraps of paper, scrapbooking supplies unless we've specifically arranged something.

I love animals! Some of my favourites are cats, octopuses, squids and other cephalopods, jelly fish, crabs, sting rays, bats, rabbits and round-shaped animals (like round birds!) :3

I believe strongly in social justice and anti-discrimination issues, and am quite interested in political and social issues.

Things I like / Wishlist

KAWAII!

LIKES:

San-X (my favourite kawaii brand!):
Sentimental Circus, Kutusita Nyanko, Mamegoma, Nyan Nyan Nyankos, Homekoro, Toromi, Chocopa, Rilakkuma, Sabo Kappa, Oyasumi Bakura, Berry Puppy, Zombbit

Sanrio:
Little Twin Stars, Cinnamoroll, Kuromi, Charmmy Kitty

General Kawaii Favourites:
Fairy tale kawaii and Alice In Wonderland
Sweets themes (donuts, cakes, ice-creams, macarons etc!)
Cafe
Food with faces, especially: sweets, cups/tea/teapots, donuts, milk, burgers
Kawaii ghosts, skeletons, skulls (I'm a little picky with these :P )
Kawaii Halloween
Cats
Alpacas
Pastel colours - blue, pink, purple, mint, teal, lemon
Bright colours
Stars
Sea creatures and themes
Buntings
Polka dots
Woodland theme

Other brands: Kamio, Q-Lia, Crux, Mind Wave, Pool Cool, Fortissimo, and Swimmer, and all kawaii brands :D

Kawaii items I’d love to receive:
Memo pads, mini and 4x6
Letter sets
Deco tape
Pencils and pens
Stickers, sticker flakes/sacks/sheets
Envelopes and mini envelopes
Homewares; cups, bento boxes, etc.
Plush toys
Phone charms – especially plush toy ones, and ballchain plushies
Re-Ment – I don’t collect miniatures, but some of the phone-charm style or ball-chain re-ment I think are really cute. Especially pen ones!

Kawaii things I like that don’t necessarily have to be ‘brand’:
Squishies (especially like bread, burger, sweets [and San-X])
Deco-tape
Small plush toys/phone charms
Some stationery, depending..
Kawaii cabochons!

KAWAII DISLIKES:

Thank you, but please don't send me...
Kawaii with real people
Super super blingy glittery things
Fake stuff
Licensed stuff that is bad quality/cheap
Peace signs
Keroppi
Pekkle
Badtz Maru
Don't want Disney, Diddl, Blue Bear, My Little Ponies, Snoopy etc.
I don't want handmade kawaii (unless arranged)
No one wants to receive rubbish! Some non-brand letter sets/paper/pens, etc are really cute. BUT Only branded kawaii should be sent in kawaii swaps unless it’s been arranged otherwise. I don’t mind these things if we’ve arranged them, or as extras, but it’s a let-down to send out expensive branded kawaii and receive only cheap non-brand stuff in return, no matter how cute it is. I’m happy to arrange swaps that are partly kawaii brands and partly non-brand kawaii (like some kawaii brand stationery and some non-brand squishies and deco tape!) :3

Themes/Motifs/Aesthetics I like:

Mail, airmail patterns, stamp patterns etc
Cats
Alpacas
Fairytale theme
Woodland theme
Punk aesthetic
Stuff that is cute and horror themed at the same time!
Halloween!
Polka Dots
Skulls, skeletons!
Octopus, sea creatures, jellyfish!
Stars
Sea theme
Plaid, tartan, check
Buntings
Sweets, especially cupcakes, macarons, donuts, ice-cream etc.
Cameras, photography
Some retro and vintage styles
Some shabby chic style
Food, cafes
Cups, teapots, coffee, tea motifs
Sky, clouds, rainbows
Alice In Wonderland

Random things I like:

Pen pals, mail
Zines
Chocolate (but not in large quantities haha)
Coffee and tea (and I like to try different types!)
Anime and manga
Studio Ghibli
Bracelets and necklaces (depending on style!)
Lip balm (and lip tints/stains)
Nail polishes
Eye make-up
Nice stationery
Fashion magazines from other countries
Comedy

Favourite flavours: Grape, lime, chocolate, rose, vanilla, lemon Favourite scents: Vanilla, rose, grape, musky scents

Things I REALLY don't like

Anything sexist, racist, homophobic, etc. or anything cruel to animals. No animal testing would be awesome. :)

Religious items

Things I'm NOT into

Thank you for the thought, but I'm NOT into...
Super florally stuff
Butterflies
Dolphins
Sports
Babies, children, wedding themes
Twilight
Blingy stuff
Diddl
Teddy bears (I like bears in general, and pandas and such, but not a big fan of the 'traditional' sort of 'Teddy Bears Picnic' type teddies)
Kawaii with real people... although I do like kawaii with real animals (especially cats/rabbits)
I love coffee but don't like coffee or mocha flavoured things much :P
Angry Birds!
Ribbons, threads
Buttons
Scraps of paper or scrapbooking things
Bookmarks
ATCs
Generally don't want to receive handmade unless arranged
Notebooks - I especially don't like plain ones or spiral ones
Address books
Lavender scented things

... But having said that, there can always be exceptions! (Just ask me :))

Favorite Music

I love lots of different music! I really love punk, but I listen to all sorts of things. Lately have been listening to a bit of old Green Day, Elliott Smith, Big Star, Tame Impala, Pond, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Violent Soho, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard....

Favourite Movies/Television

Lately been watching...
BoJack Horseman
Freaks and Geeks
Broad City
Parks and Recreation
Rick and Morty

Also love... Studio Ghibli films

Favorite Books

Snow Crash East of Eden
A Clockwork Orange
The Tomorrow Series

Swapping :)

We're all here for a good time, and to have fun swapping great items, right!? :)

I always check profiles of my swap partners - what's the point otherwise? We all would like to receive things we LIKE, so I always try to choose according to their taste! ^^

I pledge to rate, and I to try my absolute best to always send on time. If there is an emergency, I will contact my partners! If you have any problems with a swap I've sent, please please send me a message :)

Also - I love private swaps! If anyone wants to know my dream swap, take a look at my favourites on my flickr. :)

Ratings

nikoniko rated for Intro and small kawaii swap! on Feb 22, 2014
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Comment: I got your letter today! I'll reply back asap ^^ Thank you for the cute memo sheets!
lasciviouskisses rated for ILK: Kawaii Alphabet C+C+C on Dec 25, 2013
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Comment: Thanks
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely lettersets and stickers:3
NorthernBorder rated for Itty Bitty Zine on Aug 13, 2013
5
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Comment: adorable, thank you
mpatry rated for Itty Bitty Zine on Aug 13, 2013
5
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Comment: Very cute letter writing itty bitty zine! Thanks!
littlepinkflamingo4 rated for Itty Bitty Zine on Aug 6, 2013
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Comment: It is gorgeous. I love it. Thanks so much. CheersHelen
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Comment: So much cuteness here!! Thank you so much for such a fun postcard!!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! It was fun to make :)
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Comment: Hi! Your letter came in! Thanks for writing. I ought to have a response to you shortly.
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Comment: Thanks for my goodies! I like them very much!
Response: I'm so glad! :) Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Nina your a KAWAII superstar x I adore my package and whilst I'm tucked up in bed trying to recover from pneumonia the gorgeous package you sent full of sure kawaii goodness has made me feel so much better x Huge Hugs :)
Response: :DDDD Thanks so much for the lovely comment Hailey! I'm so sorry you are so sick :((( I'm glad my package arrived safely and helped you feel a little better :) ♥ Let me know if you'd like to be pen pals!
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Comment: ohhhhhh youuuu are the best!!!!!!! i loved everything and all the rilakkuma stuff <333 and the letter sets are totally awesome. also thanks for writing such an amazingly long and detailed letter!!
Response: Yaaaaay so glad it arrived safely! And thank you for the heart!! xD I'm so happy you liked everything!!!!!
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Comment: Thank you. Loved the tapes you used!
DeidreArt rated for ♥Kawaii Xmas card! on Dec 5, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the fun xmas card :)
dragonbait rated for ♥Kawaii Xmas card! on Dec 4, 2012
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Comment: I really liked my card, and i heart sentimental circus! thank you so very much~
Response: Thanks so much for the heart :) I'm so glad you liked the card!
5
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Comment: Thanks for another wonderful swap! Everything is so cute!!!
Response: Thank you as always! :D
OverMoon rated for Private: Airmail and Kawaii on Nov 15, 2012
5
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Comment: I got the swap today, thank you so much for re-sending! I love everything! Your zine is awesome and so are the postcards :D
Response: Thanks so much for the heart!! I am so glad you finally received your items :) And so glad you liked my zine and postcards! Xo
5
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Comment: Love the ghost stickers! And it was fun to try Australian candy bars. Yummy!
lysandr rated for Halloween Goodie Bag Swap on Oct 10, 2012
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Comment: This was a SUPER AWESOME swap! LOVE it! <3
rachelcdoyle rated for 20 Letter Sets Swap #2 on Oct 2, 2012
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Comment: WOW! Everything you sent was totally amazing. I loved it all. A thousand hearts!! THANK YOU!
Response: Oh thanks so much! I was worried I'd give you things you already had. ^^ Thank you so much for your lovely comment and heart!
GypsyAtHeart rated for Favorite Candy Swap - August on Sep 12, 2012
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for the candy ^^ I loved the crazy chocolate bar with the popping candy and beanies, I maybe have to visit Australia just for that lol. Also I loved the pretty decorated envelope! Thank you! <3

Rating Overview

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Comments

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 17, 2013:

renate on Aug 29, 2013:

thankyou gimmiemail

tiggerkitn25 on Apr 9, 2013:

Cathleya on Nov 8, 2012:

Thank you for being a member of LetterSet Lovers! Group. We will soon have new and fun swaps. Hope you will join us!! ^-^ Letter Set

Vanillacreamteas on Oct 30, 2012:

kaw

Welcome to For The Love Of Kawaii Group!
Check out our new swaps up, and take a look in the forums! If you have any swap ideas just pm me! x

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 27, 2012:

Happy Fall from the I LOVE Kawaii group!

spinweaver on Sep 11, 2012:

Hi there! Be on the lookout for your Candy swap, it has been in the mail for quite a while now and will hopefully arrive soon. Sometimes Aus. customs cause delays-
-Wendy

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