Sunday, 24 February 2019

Petty Bones Club Haul

Hey lovelies! It is a glorious day today and has me so excited for the arrival of Spring. Only another month to go! It is one of my most favourite times of year and I can't wait for it to spring upon us :D (I tried to make a joke but I suck XD I'll just pretend that everyone is going to laugh when they read it, haha). The sunshine shining in through my bedroom window as I write this is wonderful, and I feel so at peace Anyhow, before I start getting poetic, on with this post!

A  few weeks ago, I finally saved up enough to purchase some items I'd had my eyes on for a while from Petty Bones Club. I was even more lucky to be able to save 10% using a code I got from my awesome friend Natalee, who is actually a Petty Bones brand rep! If you love Pokemon and all things kawaii, stick around & read this post :) 

As you can see from my photograph above, the artwork by Petty Bones Club is absolutely gorgeous and so very adorable!! There's nothing I love more than chibified versions of my favourite characters, especially when they are cartoons so are already super cute, but artists somehow manage to make them look even cuter!! It's amazing, and I am in love with the style of illustration that Petty Bones Club does :) So what did I buy? 

I BOUGHT ENAMEL PINS!! And just look how stunning they are!? I love them so much!! It was very tough to choose just two pins from the selection available on the store. I knew I'd be getting Vulpix because it's one of my top 5 favourite Pokemon, and this is the first pin of Vulpix I've bought. However, it took me a few hours to settle on the second pin I was going to get, and I eventually chose this adorable little Chansey pin! Each pin was £8 and I think that's a great price because they are really well-made :) 

Oh, and the super sweet Bulbasaur and Lapras stickers were freebies! I think it's so lovely when stores include little notes or freebies, because it makes your order feel a lot more personal and like the store owner really values each sale they make. The Lapras sticker went straight onto my laptop, but I don't know if I'm going to be able to bring myself to use the Bulbasaur one because it's just so precious! This illustration design is from a line of pins that Petty Bone Club made called 'messengers', so this is Messenger Bulbasaur, and it's available in a pin form too. It's been on my wishlist for a while but wasn't in stock when I did my haul, so it's really nice to get a sticker of it to admire until I can get the pin itself! Thankyou Petty Bones Club! ^.^ 

I can't put into words how much I love this pin badge! It's definitely now one of my favourites from my entire collection (I have a lot of pins now, and when I finally find the perfect way to display them, I'll share a post all about my collection!). It's so simplistic but then also detailed, does that even make sense? :D Probably not, but I know what I mean, haha! I love that the design isn't too busy but has just the right amount of detailing to make it stand out! My favourite thing about it has to be the curls of Vulpix's tail and 'mane'! Oh my gosh and it's tiny feet! They just make me think about real life foxes plodding through snow and leaving little paw-prints... *cuteness overload!*. 

I really love the bold colours of this pin too! I've found with other Vulpix pins I've seen that they seem to be a lot more dull compared to this one, which is a shame because it's a  type Pokemon! It's supposed to look like a flamey little badass!! I think this pin achieves that look :) Another feature I really like is Vulpix's facial expression, it looks so happy and that makes me happy whenever I look at this pin! Also, I really like the gold outline of this pin because it goes so well with the orange and browns, and just gives the pin an overall warm glow. It's very pretty, don't you think? 

How sweet is this Nurse Chansey pin though!? I really love her little nurse's cap, it's so precious! I very much like the detail of this pin, especially the starry design around the nurse cap, and on the body of Chansey. They are great additions and look super cute! As soon as I spotted this pin over on Instagram, I knew that I had to have it some day! I've never seen a Nurse Chansey pin before, and it's so nostalgic to me. Whenever I see Chansey without the nurse hat on, it always seems strange to me, because the image of these Pokemon working alongside Nurse Joy is just immortalised in my mind :D 

I love that it looks as though Chansey is running, because it just makes me picture loads of adorable little Chansey's scuttling around a busy hospital, being the perfect helper for all the patients and doctors :) I like that the pink colours used aren't too in-your-face, because I often see Chansey merch that is almost hot pink in shade. I much prefer the baby pink and salmony colours. The latter especially goes well with the gold outline, and even though I would have thought that silver may have looked better with the pink, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this pin in person and the colours matched so well together! All-in-all, the pin grabs your attention, the big egg especially, and I can't wait to wear it out and about.

The only thing that's a shame about my new Chansey pin is that there seems to be a scratch on her right eye, which I can't not notice each time the light reflects over it. It's only faint so it's not too much of a problem though! I'm not sure if it was something that happened whilst the pins were in the mail, because there was no bubble-wrap or anything protecting the pins inside the little box that they came in. This also caused the corners of the backing cards to get somewhat bent too. 

Something that I really like about the enamel pins from Petty Bones Club is that they are double-backed, so they are less likely to accidently fall off when you're wearing them. I am clumsy and prone to knocking pins off when I'm moving my hair out of the way or moving the scraps of my bags, so I am very glad that there's two backs :) I'm also happy that these backs are made of a smooth rubber stuff, as it will make them less likely to irritate my skin if they rub against it through my top/dress. 

So those are the newest additions to my ever-growing enamel pin collection :) I am over the moon with these pins, because they are even more adorable in person and the designs are so lovely! The colours are vibrant and the outlining is bold and noticeable, which makes them even more wonderful, and the expression on both Vulpix's and Chansey's faces are super sweet, so I can't help but melt a little everytime I look at them! Which do you prefer guys, Chansey or Vulpix? I hope you all enjoyed reading today's post, and that you have an awesome week ahead! 

Thankyou for reading!

Are you a fan of Pokemon? If so, who's your favourite?

Do you also collect enamel pins? 
I'd love to hear all about your favourite one that you own! 



  1. I have to agree that style of illustration is super cute! I love the Bulbasaur sticker! I think he was definitely underappreciated which is a shame because he is such a sweetie pie! I think my favourite Pokemon would have to be the original three: Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle.

    Great post!

    Jess xxx ||

    1. He really was! I'm so happy to see more merch of him being made my artists nowadays! I always wanted a plushie of him when I was a kid, but they never had any available in stores :O Those are great choices! x

  2. Oh my gosh those pins are so cute, Chansey is adorable and that Bulbasaur sticker is too cute what a sweet freebie xoxo


    1. I know right!? Thankyou for your lovely comment :) x

  3. I was so excited to see that you'd picked up some cuties from Petty Bones! I knew you'd get one of the Vulpix pins, I mean how could you not?! :D

    The Chansey one is so cute too! I never thought of it as running, but now you've mentioned it I can see it for myself. :)

    You know what? I was going to send you the Bulbasaur and Lapras stickers I got from my package as I knew you liked them! I may still do that so you have a Bulbasaur sticker you can use and one you can keep nice. ^_^

    1. They are so beautiful! I wish I could afford to buy all of the Pokemon Pins <3 One day I will own them all!! The Vulpix pin is just super adorable :3 Awww, Thankyou so much lovely! You're so kind to think of me :) x

  4. I love Petty Bones PokΓ©mon designs and have been praying for them to release something Snorlax related. As he's my favourite. I love the pins you bought especially Chansey, that Bulbasaur sticker though! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

    1. Oooo I hope they do! That would be wonderful :3 Thanks! x


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