Independent Artists I Love! #2 JennifairyW

This is the second post of this series and one I wanted to get written and posted on my blog before I go on holiday! This cute little package arrived a couple of days ago and as soon as I opened it I went straight to the computer to get writing!

So my second post for the series is about the lovely Jenn and her store JennifairyW. I discovered her through Instagram a long time ago whilst I was looking for some Eeveelution related merch. One of her Eeveelution charms popped up on my feed and from there I’ve been lusting ever since for products by her.

She recently announced on her Instagram page that she was doing a seconds sale on her Eevee pin due to the pin having some faults. So she popped the limited amount of stock on the website at half the price and I made sure to snap one up before they sold out! I also took the opportunity to snap up one of the Eeveelution charms that I’ve been lusting after for ages… I now wish I’d bought 2… ūüėõ

So alongside ordering the Eevee pin, I also ordered one of the two designs of the Espeon charm.

Jenn’s based in Scotland and I only had to wait 4 days from ordering to have them arrive! I wanted to write a review on her Etsy store straight away, but I’m not able to until the 20th and I doubt I’ll be able to that day… We’ll see if I can before I go on holiday!

I love how she packaged my order by popping it into this little packet. The Eevee pin I ordered was also in a little zip lock bag to keep it extra safe.

Alongside with the pin and the charm I ordered you get one of Jenn’s business cards, which is adorable! You also get a little note from Jenn herself and if you can’t quite read mine it says:

Thanks so much for adopting a seconds Eevee. I hope he and the charm make you smile. Come back soon. Jenn x

I think it’s lovely that she pops a personalised message inside her parcels, it’s such a sweet touch and not only did my goodies make me smile, but also the note!

The first thing of the two I’ll talk about is the main reason for my order with Jenn, the cute AF Eevee pin. He’s so teeny and cute and I love it! The basic colour of the metal as you can see is gold, with the standard Eevee colours of light brown, dark brown and cream. The Eevee pins she brought out for her seconds sale are all meant to have not been printed properly by the person she bought/ordered them from. To me my little pin doesn’t appear to have anything wrong with it and even if it does, I love having a pin that isn’t going to be like all the others! I really hope that Jenn brings out the rest of the Eeveelutions designs she has in pin form too!

Ages ago Jenn was on about doing a Kickstarter for some food related pins, I still hope that she does this as it would be amazing! I’d definitely back it. ^_^

The second item I purchased is probably my favourite of the two, purely because I’ve wanted it for so long! As you can see it’s an Espeon charm and I’m so pleased I ordered it when I did as it now appears to be sold out! All of the Eeveelutions she’s drawn so far have 2 different poses, the only one left for Espeon was the standing pose, which I prefer out of the two anyway. It’s so small and cute! It’s only got a design printed on one side but that doesn’t bother me. I didn’t mean to but I scratched a little on the non printed side to see how if the print would scratch off and alas it never. This is a very good sign to me!

I want to get both versions of all of the Eeveelutions to be honest as they’re too cute to choose between the two! I like the Eevee that’s lying down, the Flareon sitting, the Vaporeon standing and the Jolteon that is sitting. Either way I’ll be ordering some more when I’m back from holiday!

Overall I love my goodies from Jenn’s shop and I already know I’ll be buying the other Eeveelution charms from her store when I’m back from holiday! I kind of wish I had ordered more from her to be honest, but with the holiday I wanted to be good.

If you like what Jenn does, then please check out her store as well as all her the social media! I’ll leave all the links below.

Store

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

I’m so pleased that I started this series off on my blog! There are so many independent artists I want to talk about and share with you guys and I’m so pleased to be able to do that whilst dedicating a whole post to them!

Do you like the look of the amazing work Jenn creates? If so make sure to go and let her know on all of her social media pages!

Until next time all take care and I hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

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Wish List Wednesday – Pin Badges

I haven’t written a wish list Wednesday for quite a while now, or at least I don’t recall… Actually it’s only been over a month. Jeez am I getting that old I forget so quickly? ūüėõ So I thought why not do one now! I seem to have grown a new love of pin badges lately and I actually don’t know why. I used to love them growing up and would collect them as and when I could, but sadly that little hobby died although I do still own all the pin badges I collected back in the day.

So thanks to beauty bloggers Instagram pages I have now formed a new hobby, pin badge collecting. They’re mostly all geeky ones too and especially Pokemon themed. So why not make a wish list post about what pin badges I want to have in my new collection and shape my new hobby!

  • PinPalzUK – Sailor Mew Pin -¬£5.00 (link)
  • SpaceCadetCollective – “Blottertung” Lickitung Pin – ¬£9.94 (link) and “Kantodex” V Pin -$23.00 (link)
  • ReallyBigDill – Togepi Surprise Pin – ¬£8.90 (link)
  • TheSundayCo – Pokeball Deathstar Pin – ¬£5.72 (link) and Hey Gurl Pin – ¬£5.72 (link)
  • CosmeticMermaidPins – Free to Good Trainer Pokemon Pin – ¬£11.45 (link)
  • AgainstMarj – Cubone Pin – ¬£8.29 (link)
  • SourAttitudeClub – 8bit Eevee Pin – ¬£8.70 (link), 8bit Surfing Glitterchu Pin – ¬£8.70 (link) and 8bit Ditto Pin – ¬£8.70 (link)

I know I usually write about each item, on wish list posts but I really don’t feel the need to on this one. All of the pins are Pokemon related bar one which is Adventure Time. My favourite pin badge out of the bunch is the Kantodex pin by SpaceCadetCollective. It opens up and is glittery, what isn’t to love? I’d stick it on my bag or on one of my jackets.

Do you like pin badges? If so which ones do you own or are lusting after? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Until next time take care all and I hope you had a lovely weekend.

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PokéCrate Review*

I LOVE Pokemon, my regular readers will be very much aware of this and it’s something I have had a huge love and passion for for as long as I can remember… Or just since it was launched about 20 years ago. God I feel old saying that!

I also love subscription boxes, and PokéCrate have brought two of my loves together, by giving their subscribers a box every month full of Pokemon goodies.

I approached the company and asked if I could review a box for them, which they were happy to do, so today I will be reviewing their September PokéCrate*.

I was so excited to receive this box as I just couldn’t wait to see what goodies would await me when I opened it. It only took a 7-14 days for this to arrive from America, which I thought was reasonable. I’ve had it a week now, so I wanted to make sure I looked and tried everything that arrived in the box before reviewing.

The PokéCrate works in an easy 3 step process.

  1. You choose which size t-shirt you would like, ranging from (men’s sizing) small to 3XL.
  2. Although only 1 month plans are available to buy, 3 and and 6 month plans are coming soon to the store, exciting!
  3. Finally you get your Pok√©Crate which will have a tracking number for it when shipped, and if you live in America they say it’ll take a week, as I have previously said it took two for me due to being in the UK.

That’s all you have to do to gain access to this awesome and cute subscription box! Now onto what I actually received in my box.

The box is pretty cool to look at, blue with a Pokeball sticker on the front, which straightaway gives you an indication what it is. Upon opening I was indeed greeted by plenty of goodies, six to be exact.

The first thing I noticed in the box was this squishy Pokeball (which was wrapped in plastic but I took it off and threw it away) which is pretty good quality and a realistic shape of a “real” (if you class the anime as real…) Pokeball. It’s actually a key ring, but I don’t know what I’ll use it for personally. Will probably keep hold of it for future conventions and cosplay.

The second thing I noticed in this box was a deck case, something I’ve never bought in my life, and certainly something I probably won’t ever use. It’s dark blue with a silver dragon print on it. These are for Pokemon Trading Cards for the game with the same name. I used to play it when I was a kid, but I haven’t for years now. Although I am a huge nerd and have contemplated playing it again… We shall see.

Speaking of Pokemon Trading Card game, there was a pack of those in here, as well as an old school card from back in 2000, which was 15 years ago… Crazy huh? It’s from a collection that I used to collect, which has just made me feel super old! It comes in a little card protector which I think is really good. I’ll be keeping this card for sure.

The pack of cards I got are new and from the X-Y Furious Fists collection. I’m not familiar with it much, other than knowing it’s one of the newer expansions. This pack came with ten cards with one of them being a rare card, which is pretty awesome! These will go in my old Pokemon card tin alongside my old school cards from 15 years ago.

Probably my favourite item from this box is an awesome little pin badge, which is meant to be a gym badge from the original Game Boy games, Red, Blue and Yellow. This one is the first badge you picked up, the Boulder Badge. I will be sticking this to my backpack at some point in the future, as it’s just too cool not to use!

The final thing in this box I was super excited for because I thought it was a t-shirt and due to the cute design, I got giddy. However as I pulled it out of the box it revealed it wasn’t what I thought it was, and it was in fact a mouse mat… Something I’ve actually needed for ages, and who can complain when it has this adorable Vulpix on it? You can’t really can you? Plus it is really good quality too, so this was probably the most expensive piece in here.

So that is everything I received in my Pok√©Crate! What’s my overall view on the box itself?

Just to say, I am being honest here, and not in a nasty way either…

The crate is described as being. “Do you love Pok√©mon as much as we do? Subscribe today and start receiving stuff you cannot find anywhere else. We are working hard every day to bring you all Pok√©mon items, all¬†the time! Don‚Äôt delay your Pok√©Crate awaits you.” which personally from being a huge Pokemon fan, is really inaccurate. Apart from maybe one item, there was nothing in here that I couldn’t find by looking on eBay, buying from a Japanese store, or even finding at Hyper Japan or a convention. So to be honest, this box whilst had some awesome items inside was disappointing at the same time. For $15.00 (roughly ¬£9.71) it is a pretty reasonable price, but I guess I expected more for such a big claim as “start receiving stuff you cannot find anywhere else.” seeing as it is such a bold statement.

This being said Pok√©Crate do offer special subscription boxes, which I would like to look into purchasing in the future, as well as a really good store where they do sell some items you can’t find anywhere unless you order from Japan or have a friend there to buy/send you goodies.

I just want to thank the guys over at Pok√©Crate for sending me the latest box! It was lovely of them to do so, and I can’t thank them enough.

Are you interested in Pok√©Crate? Or just have some questions for the guys over there? Then you can get in contact with them through many platforms online, which I’ll link down below:

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Reddit

Until next time all, tale care and I hope you all had a great weekend!

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