December & January Pop in a Box

Happy February Everyone! I cannot believe just how quickly 2017 seems to be going by already!? January went ridiculously fast and was full of so much stress. February will be better, starting with today! Oh my god guys, I'm going to see Green Day tonight!! They are my favourite band ever and I have been a fan since I was eleven years old! I saw them back in 2009 with my best friend, and they were AMAZING! I can't wait. I've been dancing around the house all day!! :) Are any of my lovely readers Green Day fans? If so, let me know your favourite songs by them in the comments! Okay, so on with today's post. As you all know, my blogging schedule has been all over the place for the last two months (sorry guys!) and so I haven't shared with you all my latest Pop in a Box subscriptions yet. That's what today's post is going to be all about. I hope you enjoy reading!

Pop in a Box Review

Every month, I receive two random Funko Pop figures in the post. If you are regular reader of my blog you'll know how the Pop in a Box subscription works, but if not, let me explain :) When you sign up to this subscription service, you are greeted with a list of available Funko figures which you have sort through. You can opt for a 'thumbs up' if you would like to receive that specific figure, a 'thumbs down' if the figure doesn't suite your fancy, or if you already own it you can add it to your Pop inventory. I absolutely love this system as it ensures that you will always get a Pop figure that you love! 

Pop in a Box Review

In my December Pop in a Box, I received the lovely Disney's Mulan figure! Mulan is one of my top five Disney movies and she's such a badass character, so I was over the moon to receive her! I was also sent another Disney character Pop, which I had put a 'thumbs up' to because it's one of my best friend's favourite characters, and I thought if I ever received it I could save it for her birthday or surprise her or something :) Conveniently, I was sent it in December so I could give it to her for Christmas haha. Thanks Pop in a Box! The character was Tinkerbell from Disney's Peter Pan. 

In my January Pop in a Box, I was sent a super cute Gremlins figure! I was supposed to get a second Pop, however the company emailed me to say that the figure wasn't currently in stock and they would send it as soon as possible. To be honest, I found this a little annoying as they could have just sent me another figure from my list. I was disappointed that in the email, they also told me which figure it was, and the main reason I subscribe is so that I am surprised each month. Telling me which Pop I'll be getting pretty much defeats the purpose of a surprise subscription box :( Nevermind! 

Gremlins Funko Pop

Gremlins Funko Pop


I absolutely loved the Gremlins (1984) when I was a kid. I would be excited around Christmas time because I knew it would be on TV at some point, and I even had some Gremlins merch. My favourite was a plushie of my favourite mogwai Stripe/Mohawk, that you could turn inside out to reveal the Gremlin version. It was so awesome, and I really wish I still had it! I think this Funko Pop figure is adorable! I love all of the detail that has gone into the pattern on the Gremlins body. It's really colourful and stands out well against the mossy green colour. 

I really like the Gremlin's black claws on it's feet and hands, and the hair is awesome! I didn't get a photograph, but the back of the figure is great too. It has more colourful paintwork and bumps that resemble the kind that we saw on the movie Gremlins. The entire body is splattered with blue dots, and the only problem with the figure is that this paintjob is a little messy. Other than that, the figure is wonderful :) 

Mulan Funko Pop


Mulan Funko Pop

Just look how fabulous this figure is! I LOVE it! Mulan looks so pretty and it's a really cute figure. I love everything about the design. I think her outfit looks lovely, with it's simplistic design and bold colours. Her hair is awesome, especially the little piece of hair that falls down across her forehead, just like on the Disney movie. She's wearing the medallion/crest of her family around her neck, and I'm really glad that they included this detail into the design of the figure. I really like Mulan's eyebrows, too.

The sword is my favourite part of this Pop! If you've never seen the movie (you need to watch it right now!), it's the sword of Shan Yu, the leader of the Mongolian Hun Army. I love the shape of it as it resembles the tail of a dragon. I think Funko did a great job of it. I am super impressed with this figure! Oh, and it comes with a clear plastic stand because it doesn't stand up on it's own. 

Pop in a Box Review


Which is your favourite Pop out of the two I received, and why? Apart from the revealing of the Pop figure that's not available yet, I am happy with my last two Pop in a Box subscriptions. The boxes were in great condition and they are always packaged and shipped well. I recommend this subscription to anyone who loves Funko Pop's. 

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January Wishlist

Hello lovelies :) If you are a regular reader of my blog, you'll know that I've been having a tough time at the moment with my mental health and that my blog posts have been very scarce over the last month. I am finally starting to feel in a better place again, and I thought it was about time I shared something with you guys! I hope you all had an awesome weekend, and that you enjoy reading through my January wishlist. 

January Wishlist


1. Deaths Head Moth Necklace by Curiology I have been lusting over this brand's jewellery for a while now. I absolutely love the look and design of this moth necklace. Deaths Head Moths appeal to the horror fan in me and instantly make me think of the incredible movie, The Silence of the Lambs. I used to be terrified of moths, until I got into nature photography as a hobby and realised just how beautiful they were close up. I recently got a bat neckace that had a similar design and I would love to add more like it to my collection, starting with this moth necklace.

2. Baby Beaver Cross Body Handbag How adorable is this bag!? Although, it's clearly a Sea Otter? Come on Grindstore! I bought a Sloth bag from Attitude Clothing a couple of months ago that was pretty similar to this and I think it's awesome that there are different animals available. I will never have enough cute, novelty shoulder bags. I think the bright yellow star is a lovely addition to the design, adding a little colour to the bag.

3. Lush 'Lovestruck' Bathbomb I am a massive Lush fan as my readers will know by now. I am a lover of bathbombs in general (that's all I ever seem to post on my instagram anyway!), and the ones made by Lush are a firm favourite of mine. I think it's so awesome how Lush take advantage of different special occassions and release themed products. The Valentine's range is lovely, especially this heart-eyed emoji one. The fact that one of the ingredients is lemon makes me want it even more because citrus scents are great! 

4. Wrendale Squirrel Magnetic Shopping Pad Wrendale have some of the most beautiful animal illustrations that I've ever seen; they are so nice. I go through a lot of list pads because I'm seriously list-obsessed, so I'm always on the look out for pretty list pads. I love this one because of the squirrel, which immediately makes me think of the character by Beatrix Potter, Squirrel Nutkin (forever my favourite of the stories).  What's your favourite Beatrix Potter story/character? 

5. Pro Cats Pro Choice Enamel Pin As a pin badge collector, I come across new pins online that I want almost everyday! I've spotted this lovely little pin by Punky Pins around instagram a lot and I would be so happy to add it to my collection. Punky Pins make such awesome badges and patches... you need to check them out if you haven't already!

6. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream I first heard of NYX cosmetics whilst watching Ru Paul's Drag Race and I have been curious about trying it for myself after since. Quite a few of my favourite vloggers on Youtube use NYX lipsticks and I've seen some really pretty shades. The ones I want the most right now are 'Transylvannia', 'Madrid', 'Copenhagen', 'Berlin' and 'Budapest'. How awesome that they are named after cities too! I'm impressed that are only £5.50 each too. Has anyone used this NYX lipstick before? Please let me know what you thought in the comments :) 

7.  Colton Candles 'Large Candy Floss' Over the last month or so, I've been trying to practice a lot more self care in a bid to uplift my mood and to relax. One of my favourite things to do to cheer myself up is to have a nice, long bath. I always use a bathbomb, pop on my spotify playlist and light candles. By candles, I mean a ridiculous amount of them! haha meaning that I've done through so many candles lately and I am in need of some new ones. I thought this would be the perfect time to try some new brands out, and one of those is Colton Candles. I love how pretty the packaging is and I am interested to see what this Candy Floss candle smells like! I've never used soy candles before either so that's another reason why I would love to try this candle. 

8. Red & Black Tattoo Flocked Dress I love that Yours Clothing has been stocking Hell Bunny clothes for a few months now. I have always loved Hell Bunny's dresses and it's nice that they are available in a variety of plus sizes. There's a few dresses that I am after from the Hell Bunny collection at Yours Clothing right now, however this year one of my aims is to wear more colours that I would normally be too nervous to wear. I would love to challenge myself to wear a red dress, as I usually go for black or dark shades. I love the ribbons on this dress too! 

Thankyou for reading!

 

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December Doki Doki Box

Happy Sunday Everyone! I'm yet again sorry for my serious lack of posts lately! The start of the year came with non-stop bad mental health days, a fibromyalgia flare that has refused to go away, and my insomnia has been relentless. My anxiety was getting increasily worse the more I stressed over not having the energy or motivation to blog. I'd look at my blogging to do lists that I write up at the end of each previous month, and really beat myself up emotionally for not having completed it. I decided half way through the month to just let things take their course, to not panic over my blog, and to just post something whenever I could. So that's why I haven't been around much. Thankyou to my wonderful blogger friends for still tagging me in Friday Follows on twitter and for checking up on me! You're all stars

 Last month, I received the most adorable Doki Doki Box! I absolutely loved the December box; it was filled with such lovely items. It was the first anniversary of the launch of the Doki Doki Box by Japan Crate and so the box included a mix of Christmas themed items and also items to celebrate the anniversary. All subscribers were sent a scratch card, which would either reveal a 50% off code for the Japan Crate website or a special prize. I thought this was a super cute idea! I won the money off code to use on items from the previous Doki Doki boxes. So without further ado, keep reading to see what I got inside my December Box :) Enjoy!

December Doki Doki Box Review

December Doki Doki Box Review

Inside the December Box: USA Loppy Squeaker (bonus item), Anniversary Scratch Card, Paw Gloves, Mameshiba Cellphone Cleaner, Fluffy Pink Pen, Monthly Hoppe Chan Charm, Amuse Pote USA Loppy Eco Bag, Daily Organiser & Calvin Plushie. 

December Doki Doki Box Review

As a plushie fan, it's always nice to receive kawaii little plushies inside subscription boxes. December subscribers of the Doki Doki Box were sent one of two available plushies of 'Homeroom Bear' characters, Calvin & Coco. They are such adorable bears! I received Calvin, who was my preferred of the plushies you could be sent. I love that he's a bright yellow colour. I love stationery, and I especially love quirky pens, so I was happy to find the fluffy pom pom pen in my box last month. I think it fits in the Christmas theme as it reminds me of a snowball. The only thing that's kind of annoying is that the pen is tall and so I don't think it's going to fit into standard-sized pencil cases. 


December Doki Doki Box Review


December Doki Doki Box Review

Yayy! I was over the moon to receive some Amuse items! I am a major fangirl of this Japanese brand. They create the cutest plushies ever, such as the iconic Alpacasso ones (check out some of my Amuse plush collection here). One of the items is an official Amuse item, however I think the other item is made by Japan Crate. Either way, it's still adorable so I'm glad to have received it! The Doki Doki item is the mini Loppy squeaker. I love squeakers! I'm sure my family are not happy about that fact though because they can be irritating as hell, haha. They have described this item as a stress reliever, something similar to a stress-ball. I've never thought of it before but they are good at making you feel less stressed in a way. It's impossible not to love a tiny rabbit figure :) 

As for the Pote USA Loppy eco bag, I LOVE IT! I have always thought that bags/raincoats/etc., that come inside little pouches that are easy to store in your handbag were cool! This item would have really come in handy when I was university for shopping or laundry. It's so pretty too!


December Doki Doki Box Review


December Doki Doki Box Review

How gorgeous is this charm!? Each month, you get a charm of the adorable rabbit character Hoppe Chan, that's designed to match the theme of the box. I am never disappeared with these charms. They are always so detailed, with lots of little intricate parts. I am also lovin' how they've been designed as a cupcake for the last few months boxes. On this charm, I like the shimmery/glittery look of the frosting and the tiny pearl beads adorning it, as well as the lovely red bow on Hoppe's head.


December Doki Doki Box Review


December Doki Doki Box Review

December Doki Doki Box Review

OH MY GOSH GUYS, JUST LOOK AT THOSE PAW PRINT GLOVES! They are my favourite item in the entire box and maybe in all of the boxes I've received so far too; I have wanted some of these gloves for ages now! They are the cutest gloves ever, and the material they are made from is really soft. They feel so cosy inside too. I like that they are fingerless gloves because I can still do stuff properly whilst wearing them... I'm clumsy enough when I'm not wearing gloves, dropping stuff all the time, so when I put normal gloves on I might as well have oil all over my hands or something! haha, everything slips out of my hand. Plus when I'm wearing gloves and I pick certain things up, it goes through me because of the wool texture. Does anyone else experience this? So I usually buy fingerless gloves that have those little pouches so you can cover your fingers if you have to. My new paw print gloves are the best ever!

 I think the daily organiser is fantastic! It's small enough to carry around quite easily in a bag, so even if you already own a fancy planner like a Filofax or something, you can just use this organiser for when you're out and about to have handy with important dates and such. It has ring binders inside so you could add in extra thing, such as to do lists or shopping lists. The kawaii Mount Fuji on the cover of the organiser is so sweet, and the pages inside are even more adorable... all different colours and have cute characters on the month-on-two-pages inserts. Something that I personally love too is that the organiser is in Japanese. I can already speak the days of the week in Japanese, but I cannot write them so this organiser is going to be a great way for me to learn! 


December Doki Doki Box Review

My second favourite item in the December box is the adorable mameshiba mini plushie/cellphone cleaner. It's designed in the same style as a Disney Tsum Tsum, which I'm obsessed with so how could I not love it!? 'Mameshiba' basically translates to bean dog in English, named so because it's a tiny, round dog. The dog is a Shiba Inu and I absolutely love this breed! The little red scarf that it's wearing is too cute!

Overall, I was really happy with my December Doki Doki Box; it included such fabulous items, and now I'm so looking forward to my next one!

Thankyou for reading!


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