June Wish List ’18

I cannot believe we are now officially halfway through 2018. Where did May go?! I think most of it was spent enjoying the hot weather and having bank holidays to even realise it was going, going, gone!

Now it’s June and I REALLY struggled with my wish list this month. I’m so naughty, all the books I was lusting after and added to this list I have now bought as I really wanted them. Other than that it was so incredibly hard to try and come up with stuff to add to the list.

It’s mine and Dane’s fifth anniversary in a couple of days too so you’d think I’d post items that I’d be all, “YEAH I’D LOVE FOR DANE TO BUY ME THIS HINT HINT!” but I doubt that’s going to happen! 😛

URGH enough chitty chat, let’s get on with the wish list for this month.

  • Nintendo Switch Mario Tennis Aces – (link)

I haven’t actually bought myself any games for mine and Dane’s Nintendo Switch yet and we’ve owned it since March! I’ve had my eye on the new Mario tennis game since it was announced in March, not long before we’d bought our Switch funny enough. I’m a sucker for tennis games and for years have wanted the Mario tennis game on 3DS. This would be so much fun to play solo as well as with Dane! I’ll definitely be picking it up, especially from Smyths where you can save £5 off of your pre orders.

  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Vol. 6 – (link)

As regular readers of my blog will know, I’m loving the manga series of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid! I loved the anime, which was out last spring/summer so when I heard about the manga coming out in English, I picked it up to read. Since then, as soon as it comes out I order it! This has already been pre-ordered so I cannot wait for it to arrive now.

  • Living Dead Clothing My Neighbour Skater Dress – (link)

I’m a massive sucker for the dresses that the likes of Black Milk Clothing and Living Dead Clothing come out with, although I am yet to try the latter. I remember when Living Dead used to have their Studio Ghibli designs, but they didn’t stick around long. Recently I noticed two of the designs I wanted before were back AND they’re both in dresses, this one included. I really want to order it as a massive treat to myself, but for almost £50 before shipping, my soul is dying a little inside at the thought of it. I’ll see though if I fancy giving myself a massive fucking treat in the future.

  • Snotgirl Volume 2 – (link)

This has already been ordered and I cannot wait for it to arrive! During my May Favourites I wrote about how I’d loved reading volume 1 of Snotgirl so as soon as the second comic book came out I KNEW I had to order it right away! I can’t wait for this to arrive now so I can read it sooner rather than later.

  • Kidrobot Marvel Deadpool Riding A Unicorn Plush – (link)

I don’t quite know how, but recently I stumbled across this plush online and holy fucking shit how cute is it?! This is a massive Deadpool plushie that is riding a unicorn, but the best bit is that it vibrates/rumbles when you hug it or clap at it. Why? Well, why not? 😛 I don’t need this, but I REALLY want it! It’d be so awesome to cuddle! This also comes in a smaller version too, which may be the better one to opt for. 😛

  • Lime Crime Plushies in shade Cherry Soda – (link)

Since these were announced agggges ago I’ve wanted to try the Lime Crime plushies lipsticks, especially the shade Cherry Soda, but as of yet I just haven’t ordered it. There’s only one place that stocks this limited edition shade and that’s Cult Beauty. I do want to order it… BUT I don’t really wear lipstick anymore… 😦 I might treat myself to it soon enough though.

  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life Vol. 2 – (link)

ANOTHER manga and it’s also another Miss Kobayashi one… It’s also one I’ve pre-ordered. 😛 The Kanna’s Daily Life series is adorable and I really do love being able to read more about the baby dragon of the family. This is only volume 2 and I cannot wait to read it, like I said I really do love this series.

  • Nana Ebina Nendoroid – (link)

This is the final item on this months wish list, purely because I want her so damn much and she’s now available to buy. Nana Ebina is from the anime Himouto! Umaru-Chan and is school friends with Umaru and in turn is my favourite, so when I saw they’d announced a Nendoroid for her I was so excited! She’s an anxious character in many ways but she’s so sweet and adorable. I didn’t realise she came with the blue and white cuddle pillow cat from the show either but apparently she does! I’m hoping deep down that for our anniversary Dane has bought me Nana Ebina… I’ll report after our anniversary! 😉

So that was my wish list for June! I’m sorry it wasn’t anything too exciting, I’m rather boring lately when it comes to buying things. 😛

What’s on your wish lists for June? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time, I hope you’ve had an amazing weekend!

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May Favourites ’18

It is already June and we are officially halfway through the year! It’s also one of the most exciting months for me and Dane are celebrate when we bought the house, as well as our anniversary. It’s a big one this year for us, as we’ve been together 5 years and in the house for 2 years. I’m excited for our week off together too, which starts today!

Throughout some of May I was rather quiet on my blog and sadly this was due to my mental health playing up. Blogging wasn’t on my agenda, hell not even reading manga or playing games was either in all honesty. All I did for one week was sleep, I was exhausted. Thankfully I’ve come out of that funk and I’m back to doing what I love! Playing games, reading manga, watching lots of Netflix and of course BLOGGING!

I cannot wait to bring you guys more exciting posts throughout June, as well as the rest of the year! I hope you’re all as excited as I am. For now however, it’s time to talk about my favourites from May.

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  • Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Mini Hand Food.

You know when you forget about a product you love? Yeah that was me with this hand cream in May. I’m a real sucker for hand creams, especially ones that smell amazing and take care of my skin at the same time. As someone who is prone to eczema on their hands, I have to use hand cream all the time to avoid being in pain later. I remember buying the sugar crush hand cream years ago and falling in love with it. I used it all the time but for some reason, I stopped and I’m not quite sure why. I have a feeling I was savouring this in case Soap & Glory discontinued it. I had a look recently on Boots website and thankfully this is still available to buy! It’s just really helped my hands both at work and at home. I love the sugar crush scent as well by Soap & Glory so to have a hand cream that shares that scent just makes me so happy. I love using it throughout the warmer months, but I also love using it at Christmas as it reminds me of sugar crush gift sets I’ve received. Sadly due to using this hand cream up I don’t have it to photograph, so sadly all you’re getting is a stock photo. 😛

  • Lush Santa’s Christmas Shower Cream.

This shower cream is amazing and I wouldn’t have dug it out of my collection so early, but as I picked up two bottles of it I thought I’d have one to use throughout the summer and then one for winter. It smells absolutely amazing, just like cherry cola but with a hint of vanilla too. Due to it being a shower cream it leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft, leaving behind a gorgeous scent! It also lingers in the bathroom for quite some time as well, which is always lovely. Sadly I’ve had a few issues with this shower cream the past month but I still love it so much! Sadly from using this as both a shower cream and bubble bath/bath cream I’ve noticed that the red colour of it stains my bath… Urgh! I made a complaint to Lush about it not thinking anything would come from it but thankfully it did! I’ll write about it properly soon but basically they offered to either refund me and I could send the shower cream back, or they could send me some goodies as an apology, I went for the latter. I’m planning to review this shower cream sometime this month. I know it’s a limited edition Christmas product, but it won’t hurt, will it?

  • L’Oreal Paris Smooth Sugar Clear Kiwi Face and Lip Scrub.

I picked this sugar scrub up quiet a while ago… I’m thinking back in April time and I’ve used it loads since then and I absolutely love it to be honest. You’re meant to use it 3 times a week, but I only use it once as I feel that’s more than enough alongside other beauty products I use. This is just such a great face scrub to use for a gentle, yet effective scrub all over the face as well as on my lips. As well as noticing how soft it left my skin after, it’s also helped clean out my pores and left me with lovely clear and clean skin! I cannot wait to review this sugar scrub on my blog this month! 😀

  • Carex Fun Bubblegum Hand Gel.

I picked up this hand gel recently as I wanted a new one to keep on my bedside table. I also picked one up for work but that was in the strawberry scent, which isn’t as nice as the bubblegum scent. This is really light in scent and feels lightweight after applying it to your hands. This is never going to be as good as the Bath & Body Works hand gels but this is pretty damn good nonetheless and they only cost a 99p too. I’ll definitely repurchase this in the future as it’s such an amazing scented hand gel for the price!

  • Victoria’s Secret PINK Happy Holiyay Body Mist.

This is an old body spray, probably from 2 Christmases ago to be honest with you I’ve only just got around to using it after using up OTHER products! I use this pretty much every day before I get dressed. I spray it all over my skin and the scent lasts all day! I just love using this, especially whilst the weather has been warmer and I need something light to wear instead of perfume. I’ll be sad once I’ve used all my VS PINK body mists up, but it just means I can grab something else in the future!

So now my beauty favourites are done, time to talk about the miscellaneous favourites of the month!

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Favourite TV Show – 13 Reasons Why Season 2 and Evil Genius.

Now I know a lot of people hated on 13 Reasons Why when it came out last year, so those same people if not more will hate on it this year. I LOVE this show so damn much and when I watched season 1 I was going through some shitty and dark places in my life. In theory this show probably didn’t make me feel better, but it made me feel less alone. So when season 2 came out last month I was anxious it would be rubbish. It wasn’t the best in the world, no but it was like seeing old friends again. I really did enjoy season 2 and I cannot believe how it ends! I’m not saying much as I don’t want to reveal spoilers. Let’s put it this way though, if you thought some of the scenes in season 1 were graphic, wait until you see season 2. I felt uncomfortable and that takes a lot for me to feel that way. Be cautious when watching it, especially if scenes from season 1 upset you.

As well as binge watching 13 Reasons Why, me and Dane binge watched Evil Genius in ONE EVENING! One of the girls I worked with was telling me about the documentary and had asked if I’d watched it. It was thanks to her talking to me about it that encouraged me to check it out myself. I LOVE crime documentaries and I’m a complete sucker for them (especially if they’re in the UK!) and from what I had found out about the crime committed in Evil Genius and what it was about, I knew I needed to watch. It’s basically about a crime that occurred back in America in 2003 where I man robbed a bank with a bomb around his neck. From here you find out who that man was, what happened to him, how the bomb came to be around his neck as well as many more. This is all explained in 4 episodes, all an hour each. If you liked Making A Murderer then you will LOVE Evil Genius. I’ve popped the trailer above so you can check it out if you fancy it!

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Favourite Film – Deadpool 2.

Come on, which film did you think I was going to talk about this month?! Of course it HAS TO BE DEADPOOL! Oh man I have so much I could say about this film. First of all, it was so much better than I thought it was going to be. I love Deadpool and I love Ryan Reynolds, so when the two merged together a couple of years back and brought us that sickening leaked trailer, I was so happy. Ryan Reynolds was destined to play Deadpool. SO when the second film was announced I was so excited, yet anxious all at the same time. I love Deadpool but I worried a second film may ruin it. Thankfully, good ol’ silver fox Ryan Reynolds did an amazing job yet again and brought to the screens the anti hero everyone loves. The cast was perfect, the acting was great and most of the the comedy had me fucking crying in the cinema. I want to go and watch Deadpool 2 again, but I doubt I will. I just cannot wait for it to come out now so I can watch it at home over and over again!

Snotgirl Volume 1: Green Hair Don't Care by Bryan Lee O'Malley

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Favourite Book – Snotgirl.

I’m ashamed to say that I bought this comic back at the start of 2017 when it first came out and I have only just gotten around to finishing it. I’ve now ordered the second volume already because I am loving this comic book series already! It’s by Bryan O’Malley, the same guy who brought us Scott Pilgrim (which I need to read in the future!) and I discovered it through the YouTuber NinkComPoop when she was talking about it in one of her videos agggggges ago! I immediately ordered it from Amazon to read and fell in love. I forgot all about the fact I hadn’t actually finished it due to me and Dane moving our comic books around the house. I dug it out over the last bank holiday Monday and finally finished it! It’s about Lottie, a blogger who is out there, doing well and looks good! BUT behind closed doors she suffers with terrible allergies and is snotty due to them. There’s way more to the story than that, but I won’t say anything that gives away the story. I definitely urge you to read it if you’re a blogger and love comic books and manga. The only downside to Snotgirl is well… Lottie herself. She’s a bit of a twat and annoying but meh that’s her character I think. She’s just so pretentious and snobby, very up her own arse blogger, which I hate. That aside, it’s definitely worth reading!

Favourite Song/Album/Artist – Flyleaf and Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry.

Two totally different artists, but that just goes to show the type of music I’m into and how diverse I can be! 😛 First of all let’s address the Ariana Grande song being here this month and why. Due to the radio being on at work (Heart FM) we listen to a lot of pop music, if I had it my way I would have my rock music on, Bam Radio or even podcasts. Some of the music that comes on catches my fancy and recently No Tears Left To Cry has done just that. At first I hated the lyrics and loved the tune, now I love both! I find myself getting excited when this song plays on the radio as it’s just so damn catchy, upbeat but also relaxing at the same time! I’ve never heard one of Ariana Grande’s songs before until now. Sadly the rest of her music really isn’t for me, but she did good with this one!

NOW onto Flyleaf, one of my favourite bands and a band I’ve been listening to for quite a bit of May! I love how I can go without listening to Flyleaf for months but when I come back to them it’s like seeing an old friend. I love listening to them on my way to work as I just enjoy singing along to the words and thinking about what they are and mean. That sounds soppy as anything, but it’s true! Surely others do this and it isn’t just me?!

Favourite Game – Detroit: Become Human.

If there is a game I have been excited for these past 4-6 years, it’s Detroit: Become Human. I knew I needed to get hold of this game as soon as it came out, if not beforehand via pre order. Sadly I didn’t get to pre order it in time so I didn’t get it on the release date, instead I picked it up the next day and oh man am I glad I waited to pick it up! Due to some Nectar points as well as a Sainsbury’s coupon, I saved £10 on this game, so instead of £47, I paid £37 instead!  In all honesty though, at full price this game would have been well worth the money! I’m such a saddo and over the bank holiday Monday, I completed the game in the 3 days! Oh man it is just so good and I cannot wait to replay it already! If you own a PlayStation 4 and have played either Heavy Rain or Beyond Two Souls then you will love Detroit: Become Human, which is by the same people as those two games.

So those were my favourites for May! I’m sure my favourites from June will be just as good. I still cannot believe we’re in June already. 2018 is going by so bloody quickly and whilst it’s great, it’s also so scary that my life is flashing by me.

What were your favourites from May? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time, take care all and have an amazing weekend.

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Joanie Clothing – Review

I want to first of all say how I wanted to come up with something witty for the title of this blog post this morning, but alas I failed. This is a post I’ve wanted to write for a while now, but I’ve just recently realised what I wanted to say and how I wanted to say it.

Let me just warn readers, this won’t be an amazing review. It’ll be one of those honest reviews that have a mixture of positive and negative thrown in there. If it wasn’t for my recently order, I probably won’t have written this post just yet. BUT whilst I’m fresh and ready to write about this, I NEED to get it down.

I can’t remember exactly when I heard about Joanie Clothing for this first time, but I have a feeling it was around Christmas just gone and it was through someone on Instagram talking about some of their dresses and jumpers.

Recently I decided I wanted to order myself some new dresses for work and in general. I took ages researching about the company and looking at all their clothes on the website before decided on a couple of pieces.

I want to first of all explain my understanding of Joanie. NOW to my knowledge, Joanie create vintage inspired pieces for all sizes. I’ll post a part from the about us section on their website below.

From an idea first sparked in December 2015, Joanie was born out of a desire to create vintage-inspired style for the modern wardrobe, with fun, flirtation and femininity at its heart. Our brand is inspired by our Designer’s Great Aunt, Joanie; a glamorous woman who tapped and twirled her way through the fifties and sixties. She was always well-turned out with perfectly coiffed red hair and to this day, Joanie enjoys nothing more than an afternoon of tea dancing, indulging in high tea with friends, and an ice cold glass of ginger beer.

We’re passionate about making beautiful clothes, lovingly fashioned with a pinch of playfulness, a splash of quirkiness and a healthy dose of nostalgia. Whatever the occasion, our girl exudes an undeniable, effortlessly cool aesthetic and stands out from the crowd without making noise. The quintessential Joanie gal is quietly confident, witty and full of wonder – with an infectious fervour for life’s little pleasures. She wears her heart on her sleeve, is loyal to the end and prides herself on being a great friend. Believing that our look is for every body, Joanie’s pieces are always available in sizes 8-22. We are inclusive, not exclusive and celebrate individuals who know their own style; bringing them together as a united community where everyone is welcome. As a brand, we’re inspired by decades past and life’s surprising details; whether it be an intricate print on a china tea set, pretty embroidery on a collar or the pastel washed houses lining sea front villages on the Italian Riviera.

Joanie delivers the perfect antidote to run-of-the-mill fashion with a fun, youthful take on the vintage look, underpinned by timeless feminine silhouettes. With ranges of stand-out dresses, printed tops, cute skirts, novelty knits and unique accessories dropping regularly online, there’s always something new to be captivated by and covet. As Great Aunt Joanie would say, “that’s champion!”

I love what Joanie is about, I really do but as you’ll read in my review. Meh… You’ll see.

I decided to order two dresses from Joanie after much research via Google searches, Instagram posts and even asking a couple of bloggers on Twitter.

One of dresses was the Zooey Floral Collar Dress and the Calista Geometric Bee Print Dress.

The Zooey dress I grabbed in their sale and the Calista dress I got 10% off due to this being my first order from Joanie. I was chuffed by my discounts and savings and couldn’t wait for both the dresses to arrive! I had read on a blog post how the Zooey dresses can pull and gape a little across the bust, which was annoying to read but I hoped for the best!

When the dresses finally arrived I was so excited to get them out of the bag and try them on! The parcel arrived quite quickly and I saved money off of my postage due to ordering over £60, otherwise it’s £4.00 postage.

Dane came upstairs to look at the dresses as I tried them on and I am so glad he was there as a second pair of eyes. When I ordered the dresses he helped me decide. He loved the red Zooey dress I ordered, but hated the Calista Bee one. I loved them both, of course.

Image taken from Joanie Clothing

Image taken from Joanie Clothing

I tried the red Zooey dress on first, which I ordered a size up of as they didn’t have my own size left. I was incredibly disappointed by this dress for various reasons, which I also stated on my review of this dress on their website. I was sad to learn that what bloggers has been complaining about online, happened to be true. Due to it being a size too big I had no issues putting the dress on, but when it came to moving about in it, it was just a no no. The bust area of the dress is closed by buttons and I only moved a fraction and ALL the buttons popped open at the same time. I tried this over and over again to make sure it wasn’t just the once, it happened all 3-5 times I tested this out. My bust isn’t the smallest, but it also isn’t the biggest either so the fact the dress was a size up and this was occurring, I was really disappointed. Not only this, the dress made me look MASSIVE. It sat on my hips and it made me look like I was 3 sizes bigger than I actually am. It really did knock my confidence. Thankfully I had Dane there to encourage me and make me feel better.

Sadly this dress was sent back for a refund, which Joanie were really quick to sort out. You just get a receipt when you take the parcel to the Post Office to keep as proof of you sending it back. Joanie don’t offer exchanges, only refunds but this doesn’t stop you from just re ordering another size, or even a totally different dress.

Then it was time to try on the Calista Bee dress. This was gorgeous and I fell in love with it as soon as I put it on. This dress scream 70’s to me, which is a style I absolutely adore. The fit of this dress is comfortable and yet glamorous. The length is perfect and goes right to the knee and depending on your height, even past it. I did worry about the buttons on the bust due to the issue I had with the red Zooey dress, but I didn’t have any issues… At first, but I’ll go into that in a while. This dress is a perfect cross between a mini and a maxi dress and is perfect for spring, summer and autumn!

Since buying that dress however, I have encountered some issues! The first time I wore it was during a shift at work. I got nothing but compliments on it and I loved it so much! Later that day I wore it out for a shopping evening with one of my friends and sadly that is when I encountered some issues. The buttons started to pop open, but thankfully I had my coat on over the top so no one would have known apart from myself. I got home and find all the buttons undone, which I knew was the case anyway.

I went to wear this dress again for mine and Dane’s date night last week when we went to see Deadpool 2 and sadly I couldn’t even get out of the house in this dress without all the buttons popping undone with any sudden movements I made. I was so angry and flustered. What the fuck had happened in such a short space of time?!

I’ve now bought some safety pins to use to keep the buttons closed and sadly I haven’t given this a go yet, but I’m pissed off that I HAVE to do this. I could send the dress back, but I kind of love it too much to do that to it. I’ll make it work, but my point is I shouldn’t have to.

Image taken from Joanie Clothing

Image taken from Joanie Clothing

This didn’t put me off however and about a month later I found myself making another order from Joanie for a dress I’d had my eye on since my first order! I had a 20% discount code so I decided to use this. I ended up ordering the Gogo Blue Floral Dress which reminded me of the 70’s yet again. It looked a perfect summer dress and I thought how lovely it would look for a wedding I’m going to at the start of July. Again, like the previous order I’d made I was SUPER excited for the dress to arrive.

The first thing I did when I got home from work was open the package and get the dress out to try. I was a bit taken back when I took it out of the packaging and held it in my hands and felt how thick and heavy the dress was. Considering it’s meant to be a summer dress, it didn’t exactly feel like it. Oh man, I had so many issues with this dress and I knew straight away it was going to be sent back.

As you’ll see from the image, this is a long sleeved dress, which I knew I was buying but come on Joanie, a thick material for a summer dress with long sleeves? Really?!

Like the red Zooey dress, this dress made me look bigger than I actually am, as it hung on my hips and made me look really wide. It just made me feel horrible to wear due to the thick material too. Due to how warm it has been lately when I tried this on I felt like I couldn’t breathe due to how hot I was, I couldn’t wait to get it off due to that alone.

Now I didn’t realise that this was a wrap around style dress, I thought it was a V neck style. Oh how wrong I was. I didn’t think it would be a problem though when I put it on, but in actual fact it was awful! My chest was constantly on show and if it wasn’t that, the dress was folding over itself and instead of showing off the gorgeous floral pattern, it was showing the white material that’s obviously inside the dress. Not good.

Due to the band bit where the tie at the back of the dress is, the zip struggled to do up and undo and I was worried this was due to me not fitting into the dress, but when I asked Dane for help, he confirmed that it was the dress itself as he could see that the dress fit me fine. If I had of been on my own I wouldn’t have been able to do or undo the dress.

This dress was just such a disappointment and I had such high expectations for it. I’m quite gutted and this is the dress that has put me off ordering from Joanie Clothing anytime soon, if ever again. This was send back the next day.

I cannot tell you how incredibly disappointed I am about the two dresses I’ve had issues with. I haven’t been feeling too confident about my body and my weight recently, so of course you order a dress or two to cheer yourself up. You know, retail therapy and all that shit. So when they turn up and make you feel WORSE than you already did. It sucks. I know this isn’t Joanie’s fault by the way. Their dress styles are gorgeous and something different that I fell in love with, BUT they aren’t designing with larger busted women in mind and I think that’s pretty shit. I also think the pockets that they include into some of their dress styles cause the issues of dresses hanging funny on hips and making people look bigger than they actually are. I assume this much because my Bee dress doesn’t have pockets and I haven’t found this issue. Plus the buttons they use on some of their dresses are complete shite, yes I said shite and I don’t care. You’re paying almost £40 for a dress, I expect the buttons to at least stay done up all day!

I’ve read on the website on reviews for certain dresses that it isn’t just me who has had issues with the style and cut of Joanie’s dresses, others have had similar if not exactly the same problems.

I’m not meaning to bash Joanie Clothing in this post, but merely highlight the good and the bad things about the clothing. I like to think I’m “real” on my blog and talk about both good and bad things I’ve used/worn from lipstick, clothing and even customer service!

I really hope you enjoyed my post today however. I’m sure I’ll give Joanie Clothing another go in the future, but I doubt it’ll be dresses.

Have you shopped with Joanie Clothing before? If so, how were their dresses for you? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’re having an awesome bank holiday weekend!

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The Blogger Tag

Wow, what is this gorgeous weather we’ve been experiencing the past week or so?! It’s gorgeous and I wish the UK could be like it ALL THE TIME.

Sadly, I’ve not really been able to enjoy it 100% due to being busy etc. If I had furniture in my garden, I totally would be sat outside right now, with a cocktail (made by moi!) and writing this. Instead I’m sat by my back door, on my swivel chair with a glass of milk.

I didn’t have a clue what to write today in all honesty with you. I just wanted to spend my evening binge watching Peter Kay’s Car Share and playing Detective Pikachu. Alas, a blog post needs to be done and I’ve opted for a tag!

I found The Blogger Tag a while ago through Clairelouiisexo who had a go at the tag a while ago. You can find her answers here.

I know you’re meant to be tagged to do this post, but meh I never give a shit about that stuff to be perfectly honest with you.

  • How long have you been blogging for and why did you start?

I’ve been blogging since I was 22, so 6 years now! I started writing my blog because I wanted somewhere to write about the things I love and enjoy talking about. I’d wanted to go to YouTube but I lacked the confidence and as I’d not long finished university (where I studied creative writing) my writing urges were strong. I’m so glad I decided to get into blogging, I’ve met and spoken to some amazing ladies over the years, as well as been offered some amazing experiences along the way!

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  • Is this current blog your first blog?

It’s actually my second but my first one only had a couple of blog posts on it before me moving over to WordPress. It was called something like Pashion For Fassion or something along those lines. I think I wrote a Lush Godmother Soap review on there, as well as a couple of designer wish lists. The name alone makes me cringe so bloody much! Before my blog was called There Might Be Coffee it was called Broken Prophet Blog. That was after my old Twitter handle. It was awful and it had to go!

  • What would you categorise your blog as?

I always say that I’m a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger with a geeky flare. I talk about all sorts though really, but I mostly talk about lifestyle stuff.

  • Is it still the same kind of blog as when you started?

Oh hell no! Since meeting my boyfriend Dane in 2013 he’s helped me shape who I am now. I’m a MASSIVE nerd and love so many things, including anything Japanese related. I used to be heavily fashion related years ago when I first started and definitely more into my lipsticks than I currently am. I’ve just branched out I suppose and instead of writing about what I thought was the right thing to do, I now write about what I WANT to.

  • Top 3 things about being a blogger?

The amazing fellow bloggers out there I’ve met and befriended.

Reading lovely comments from people on my blog posts (they’re the best bit tbh).

The wonderful opportunities I’ve gained through being a blogger, as well as experience.

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  • What is your favourite kind of post to write?

All sorts really, it entirely depends on my mood. I love writing my monthly posts to share what products and general things I loved the previous month. I also love writing reviews about products I’ve both loved and hated. Most of all I love being able to write about anything I am passionate about and love to bits.

  • What is the hardest post you have ever written and published?

I don’t know to be honest with you… It’s such a tough question to answer! I guess some of the hardest posts I’ve ever had to write and publish have been when I’ve been honest about things, especially mental health issues. It’s hard enough writing the post, let alone publishing it for the world to see.

  • Tag 3 (or more) lovely bloggers!

Sarah – Raiin Monkey

Estelle – Estellosaurus

Vikki – Cuteek

SO that was The Blogger Tag! I’m so glad I’ve given this post a go as it was so much fun to do. I’m such a sucker for blog posts when it involves the whole questions and answers part. I put this down to passing hours of time after school and college on MySpace and doing the Q&A posts!

As I said on my last post, I do apologise for how quiet I’ve been of late on my blog, I’ve not been very well sadly and meh I’ve needed a break. I’m starting to feel better though now, which is good! I hope my readers are all well.

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’re ready for bank holiday!

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ESQIDO Lashes – Review

I want to first of all apologise for how quiet I’ve been the past week. I’ve not been very well sadly so as soon as I’ve been coming home from work, I’ve been sleeping. If it wasn’t that, it was due to being busy.

ANYWAY! As you can see, I have a very exciting review today and I’ve been excited to write it since exchanging the emails a couple of weeks ago.

I was recently approached by ESQIDO Lashes to write a review on a set of their eyelashes, as well as some eyelash glue. Although I wore fake eyelashes quite a bit when I was younger and in my university years, that’s very far behind me now. I forgot how much I did enjoy the fun of wearing fake eyelashes, so I thought, “Why the hell not!” and agreed to work with ESQIDO.

Of course, like I do with any sponsored posts, any items on this post that were gifted to me to review will have a * next to them.

Before I go into detail about both the fake eyelashes and glue, I’ll talk a little about the company.

When I first viewed the company online my first thought was, “Oh wow! It’s an American store!” I know this sounds silly to think this, but alas, I did. However, the eyelashes arrived super quickly in the post and via Royal Mail. I think they must have a warehouse in the UK seeing as these arrived from Northampton! My reason for the whole American lark is due to their prices being in dollars. When looking into this further, it turns out that ESQIDO has shops and stockists all over the world, which I think is so amazing and it honestly makes me feel so privileged to be working with them.

When looking around the website I stumbled upon ESQIDO’s about me page and decided I would copy and paste here what it says. They’d definitely word what they’re about better than I ever could! 😛

THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL FALSE LASHES.
Discover ESQIDO’s professional grade mink lashes. The softest, lightest, and most natural looking false eyelashes you’ll ever wear.

UNBELIEVABLY NATURAL LOOKING
Handcrafted from the softest and finest naturally shed mink hairs, our lashes are inexplicably natural looking. Combined with their beautiful curls, these ultra fine lashes give your eyes a natural lift.

LIGHTWEIGHT & COMFORTABLE
A light & soft handcrafted cotton band results in an easy to apply and comfortable pair of lashes you can wear all day long.

LASHES THAT STAND THE TEST OF TIME.
Quality is everlasting. That’s why our lashes were crafted to be reusable and lasts much longer than traditional synthetic lashes. So you can enjoy your lashes day in, day out.

A BESPOKE EXPERIENCE.
Premium materials are only the start. To achieve the most natural looking lashes, we custom designed a range of styles suited for different eye types. The result — lashes that complement your eyes so well, you’ll never want to take them off.

60 DAY RETURNS & EXCHANGES
We’ve obsessed over every minute detail of our lashes, and we wish for you to experience them to their full potential. So give you 60 days to make sure you really love your lashes. If not, let us know and we’ll help you find the perfect pair!

We’re committed to delivering an unparalleled experience to all of our clients. Should you have any questions, simply contact us and we’ll make things right.

The one thing I really love about the company is the fact that they offer a 60 day returns and exchanges policy. 60 whole days and considering they’re eyelashes, I’m even more surprised. I think it’s such a great policy for people to be able to get the most out of their new set of lashes and if they aren’t happy with them, then they can send them back. I also agree with this policy because these lashes aren’t the cheapest in the world and if you aren’t happy with them, then damn right you should be offered your money back!

ESQIDO are known for their mink eyelashes, which due to the mink fur make them incredibly soft, light and beautiful. NOW I understand that a lot of people may have already stopped reading my post, or have done now due to what they’re made out of. I completely understand this and even I’m not 100% sure how I feel wearing eyelashes made out of mink hair. I’ll elaborate on this in a couple of paragraphs time.

I was told to pick out a set of fake eyelashes I liked the look of and that they would send some glue out for me to use too. It took me AGES to finally decide on a pair I liked though. I’m really funny when it comes to fake eyelashes. I don’t like natural looking ones as my eyelashes are pretty long anyway. I like to go all out, as it makes me feel glamorous.

Going back to the whole mink hair part, I wasn’t quite sure whether to choose mink eyelashes or the fake versions. I ended up looking at all the eyelashes that ESQIDO had on offer and this resulted in not only the pair I’ll be reviewing, but I also ended up picking a mink pair. In advance I apologise to anyone who is against this and also understand if you decide to stop reading this post.

A few days before writing this review I was doing some research on whether or not it’s cruel for minks to be used to create false eyelashes and in some cases people are saying it isn’t, due to the mink just being brushed (like you would a cat or a dog) and using any hairs that come out to make eyelashes. However, others are saying that it’s cruel and not natural to the animal. I can see both sides and I’m not going to lie, if I had the choice I don’t think I’d buy mink eyelashes. I’d opt for the fake ones. I guess it’s the same when it comes to wearing fake fur etc.

It took me ages to decide on the pair I wanted to review and thankfully ESQIDO have a handy little lash guide that you can use to help you pick. The lash guide is quite detailed in the sense you have to pick your eye type, placement of your eyes, eye size, length of your natural lashes, which look best describes you (which you choose from the images), your experience with applying fake eyelashes and finally how you’ll wear your lashes.

I was given three different styles of the ESQIDO lashes that would suit me, these being Night Bouquet, BFF and Radiance.

All of the recommend lashes were gorgeous, but none of them were quite shouting out at me!

I decided to have a look around the website myself for what I could get. You have two types of lashes you can choose when buying from the website, as I’ve mentioned already you have the mink false eyelashes but you also have the Unisyn lashes too. These are apparently the world’s first true premium synthetic false eyelashes, made with a blend of ultra-fine synthetic fibres for an ultra-natural look.

The prices vary on all of the eyelashes, but I found the Unisyn lashes were all priced at $22.00 each, which the mink false lashes are priced between $24.00-$32.00.

When viewing the lashes online on their individual parts of the website you can see the before and after, so the model with her natural lashes and then with the false eyelashes on. I loved this so much as it really helped when thinking about which eyelashes I wanted to review. I also found it worked better when looking for a pair of lashes that may suit your face. I don’t feel like you can ever really tell from looking at the eyelashes in the packaging what they’ll look like on yourself. So, being able to see them on the model helps so much!

The items I was planning to review arrived really quickly which I really liked. The packaging for the eyelashes really pretty and of high quality, Which I really liked. When taking your eyelashes are the packaging to look at and apply you measure them up to your eyes to see if they need to be trimmed. When I first tried the lashes I didn’t from them and of course they were too long for my natural lash line. No I never like to Cut fake eyelashes as I find it’s sort of a waste of money. However with these eyelashes you would need to cut them especially due to how voluminous they are.

As well as this, when you scroll through all the options, both mink and synthetic eyelashes it will tell you what sort of volume you’ll gain with the lashes in particular you’re looking at, the length, material, band and the wear period.

After a good half an hour of looking around and weighing up which pair I wanted to try I finally settled on the ones I’ll be reviewing. I’m pretty happy with the ones I chose and I cannot wait to show you how gorgeous they are!

First of all I want to just add how bloody quickly these arrived, I was shocked to come home from work to discover they’d arrived. I tried them on straight away and loved the results. I wore them around the house for ages and since then I’ve worn them out a few times.

So what lashes did I go for in the end?

Lash Named Desire Mink False Eyelashes* – $29.00 (link)

This pair of medium volume mink lash features a sultry combination of criss-crossed fur, with winged out ends. A good amount of drama but not too much, a versatile and seductive pair. The ultimate in luxury, our mink lashes meticulously handcrafted with premium mink hairs, and a soft cotton band. Discover our collection of beautiful styles you can wear again and again, suitable for any occasion.

Volume – Medium

Length – 4 – 12mm

Material – Premium Mink Hair

Band – Handcrafted cotton band

Wear Period – Multi-use

The box that the eyelashes arrive in is very luxurious and I felt like I’d bought something from Chanel or a high brand like that! It comes in a clear plastic protective sleeve, which you take off to reveal the soft, white box that your eyelashes are in. On the front of the box it has the brand name and on the back it has a picture of the eyelashes, as well as some information about what’s in the box, as well as about the lashes themselves.

The box is kept shut using a magnetic clasp, which is fairly easy to open and close. You are presented with a message inside the box as well as a little booklet on how to use and take care of your lashes, and of course you get your gorgeous new lashes!

You wouldn’t think that fake eyelashes needed a little care instruction booklet, but alas they do! The booklet of course tells you the bog standard of how to apply your new, but of course (as I’ve said) it also tells you how to remove your eyelashes and how to care for them.

This is bog standard really for high end eyelashes, as with cheaper ones who cares what you do with them, right?

You also get a 60 day guarantee from the day of purchase with your new eyelashes, which is course is where it ties in with the 60 day returns.

FINALLY onto the eyelashes!

I’ve popped above the information taken from the website about the eyelashes themselves, which is what drew me to them the most. They’re a medium volume and look somewhat natural in the box. I feel like they’re a high volume when you wear them however, but this may just be because I’ve not worn fake eyelashes for quite some time.

They gain more volume as they got to the outside of your eyes, which is normal for eyelashes really of this style. The eyelashes themselves are incredibly soft and feel somewhat delicate to hold, let’s put it this way! The quality of them is pretty amazing and not anything you’d be able to grab on the high street.

On the instructions it does state that you need to trim the lashes to make sure that they fit your natural lash line, but I don’t really like doing this with my eyelashes as I worry I could damage them. I would hate if I didn’t cut these right and just ended up ruining them!

I wore these a few times out and about with Dane and I got a lot of compliments on them! As I don’t wear make up I did worry that a lot of people may think that I hadn’t “finished” my make up… If that makes sense? I didn’t have anyone comment on this however, which was great!

The one thing I wanted to gain from these eyelashes was for them to be wearable with my glasses! Over the years I’ve had issues with wearing fake eyelashes with them as it’s bad enough with how long my own lashes are brushing up against the lenses. Imagine what it would be like if I wanted to wear some longer fake ones?! In the past I either had to resort to not wearing glasses and being blind for the evening, or wearing contact lenses and being uncomfortable (I hate contact lenses so much…).

Now, I didn’t have too much of an issue and they looked rather nice with my glasses, but at the same time, they just didn’t look right to me. I’d gladly wear a pair of eyelashes that aren’t as voluminous, but what’s the point in that?!

As well as sending me the eyelashes, ESQIDO also said they would send me a tube of glue as well!

Companion Eyelash Glue* – $10.00 (link)

Introducing ESQIDO Companion, our Best Selling clear eyelash glue with strong all day hold. Specially formulated for to be latex-free, it’s a gentle mixture that is perfect for sensitive eyes. With a fine tip wand, you’ll be able to brush on the right amount of non latex lash adhesive to your false lashes, every time. This is the best eyelash glue for any type of false eyelashes – long lasting professional lash adhesive trusted by many makeup artists.

Colour – Dries clear

Applicator – Brush On / Precision Bristle Tip

Ingredients – Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate copolymer, water. (Formaldehyde Free and Latex Free)

Volume – 5.5 ml / 0.18 fl oz

Expiration – 1 year after opening

Storage – Do not freeze. Store in room temperature.

When the company told me they would send me a tube of glue I expected a tiny tube like you would normally get with fake eyelashes. So when this lip gloss/liquid lipstick size tube of eyelash glue arrived I was shocked! I can understand why there are long tubes of eyelash glue invented and I understand that a lot of people do use eyelashes on a daily basis, however this probably won’t be used as much as I would like to think. It’s good to know that if I need some eyelash glue I have a lot of it to use. I’d happily use eyelash glue for cosplay style looks!

The eyelash glue is a milky colour when applied but dries clear. The wand inside the eyelash glue tube is really easy to use and apply to the lashes. A little bit of this goes a really long way, although I did feel like I needed to use more sometimes when applying the lashes. I don’t know if this is due to me being a little rusty with applying eyelashes, or if I just wanted more to make sure they were secure. Either way it works better than any eyelash glue I’ve ever used and due to how much you get, you don’t need to worry you’ll use all of it!

As I always do with lipstick reviews, I show off my mug wearing said product. I’ve done this with these eyelashes too! I had so much fun with it. 😛

Overall, what did I think of the ESQIDO Lashes?

I think they’re sometimes really fancy to add to your make up collection, whether you wear fake eyelashes all the time, or once in a blue moon like myself. They’re not hard to apply and with a little practice it’s fairly simple, and with the massive tube of glue you get you wouldn’t run out of any of it in a hurry!

The only thing I sort of don’t like with these eyelashes is the fact they’re mink… It puts me off a little, but I’ve worn them now and I’m pretty sure I will wear these time and time again.

The main things I love about ESQIDO is that not only do they have a range of eyelashes on their website, but their 60 day guarantee is amazing and honestly more companies out there need to do it, especially when it comes down to make up. There are so many people who buy a lipstick, or a bronzer online and it doesn’t suit them. Then they’re stuck trying to work out how to make it work for them, sell it or even give it away.

Would I buy a pair of ESQIDO Lashes for myself? I highly doubt it and that isn’t because I dislike them. It’s because I don’t wear make up. Now! If I was say, getting married, having some fancy pictures taken, or even going somewhere very special I would definitely invest in getting some of these lashes to wear.

I’d also buy them to gift to anyone I know who loves eyelashes… Sadly I can’t really say I know anyone who does. These are very special eyelashes, for very special occasions if you ask me.

Overall though, I do love them and I cannot wait to wear them throughout the summer for special events and parties me and Dane will be going to.

What do you think of ESQIDO Lashes? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time, take care all and I hope you have an awesome weekend.

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Wish List Wednesday – Deadpool 2

This is a post I never thought I would make and HOLY SHIT am I excited for Deadpool 2! I loved when it came out and I still do love that film. Me and Dane discussed for ages if Ryan Reynolds would return to do another film and we weren’t shocked when it was announced. We booked to go and see it at the end of April and I cannot wait to go and see it next week with Dane. We’re going to make an evening of it, go watch the film and have a meal. I’m so excited!

If you’re an old reader of my blog you’ll know that my boyfriend Dane did a wish list Wednesday post for me 2 years ago when the first Deadpool came out. If you’d like to read that post, you can find it here.

Now we have another film out, I thought it would be fun to do a wish list post myself this time! I’ve wanted to do this since we finally booked the tickets to go and watch the film. I cannot explain how excited I am for it. ARGH!!!

Anyway, enough! On with the wish list!

  • Deadpool 5-Pack Ladies Socks – (link)

First of all for an officially licensed product, 5 pairs of socks for £6.99 to me is such a bargain! I’d love to get these as I’d wear them with my Vans at work for whenever I wear my short trousers (I don’t have a clue what they’re called!) at work. I recently started to wear my Eeveelutions socks like this for work and it’s cool thinking that I’m bringing a bit of my geeky self to work, without being out there about it, you know? Also as well as that these would be great to wear around the house, as well as out and about.

  • Deadpool Mystery Minis – (link)

My friend Sophie brought these to my attention quite some time ago and I’ve always had them at the back of my mind, but when doing some research for this post I stumbled across them and remembered how much I did want them a few months back. I’d still love one or two of these to have on my desk at work and in my car. You can buy a whole set of them from forbiddenplanet.co.uk but I don’t need to do that. I’ll just get myself (and maybe Dane for shits and giggles!) a couple to open for a laugh.

  • Loungefly Marvel Deadpool Tattoo Flash Print Mini Faux Leather Backpack – (link)

Oh man if anyone knows me, they’ll know I love Loungefly. Even recently I bought myself a new Loungefly bag (which you can see and read about here) and I love my Pokemon Loungefly bag to bits (which you can read here)! When I discovered Geek La Chic recently through Estellosaurus I had a nose on their website and discovered that they stock Loungefly bags! I’m not going to lie, they’re bloody expensive in comparison to some websites out there (GAME and EMP come to mind right now) but man, would I LOVE a Deadpool Loungefly bag. Deadpool is my favourite Marvel character, I have to show that love through Loungefly at some point in the future.

  • Deadpool Notebook – (link)

I don’t need a new notebook… But if this was being sold for cheaps I’d want to pick it up to keep on my desk at work. My 2017 journal was Deadpool and I loved it so much! I currently have a 101 Dalmatians Cath Kidston notebook as my 2018 journal right now and sadly I don’t use it half as much as I did with my Deadpool one. I really need to tbf.

  • Deadpool Wipe Your Feet Door Mat – (link)

Me and Dane already own a Deadpool door mat, it isn’t this one BUT I think we both need this one now. We want to get a door mat for our back door and this is just the best timing ever. I’m going to pick it up at some point in the future. Why not have Deadpool for both our front and back doors, eh?

  • Deadpool Katana Umbrella – (link)

I don’t need an umbrella, but how amazing is this one? The picture above isn’t really doing this justice. When you open it you have a picture of Deadpool, of course. The main thing I love about this umbrella is that you can carry it across your body! This would be handy to have when out and about, as the one thing I really hate doing is carrying an umbrella! It’s so tedious and it can’t be just me who feels like that?! It looks like a huge umbrella too, which is even better.

  • Deadpool Geeki Tiki – (link)

This is by far my favourite item on this wish list! I mean, do I really need to say fuck all about it? Look how awesome it is!!! I’m not a massive tiki glass person but only in the sense of I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy one, BUT these are awesome. I’ve already had a nose at what others you can buy, but my favourite just has to be the Deadpool one. I especially love that it’s red, which would match with my kitchen perfectly! I wouldn’t just keep this for alcoholic drinks, I’d use it for any drink imaginable.

  • Deadpool Ladies Eyes Tee – (link)

I’m really after a new Deadpool tee lately. I recently had a look at the ones that Primark have for sale and whilst they’re pretty good for the monies, they’re nothing special. I love both the colour and style of it and it’s one of the best I’ve seen for ages. They do this for men too, as well as women.

  • Deadpool Spatula With Removable Mask – (link)

I think I’ll end up buying this because 1. It’s cheap and 2. It’s absolutely amazing! I mean look at it! I’m never going to say no to adding a Deadpool spatula into my kitchen in all honesty. I might try and pick these up soon and actually gift them to Dane for a giggle for our fifth anniversary next month, which I can’t believe that in all honesty, it’s really flown! I love that you can change Deadpool’s faces on this though, I wouldn’t know which to use really. 😛

So that’s my wish list Wednesday this time and as I’ve already said, it just HAD to be Deadpool related! I’m so stoked to go and watch it next week. It’s officially out Friday 18th but I know it’ll be around from Tuesday 16th so if you haven’t booked tickets or made plans yet, get on it! Deadpool 2 will be here before we know it.

Will you be going to watch Deadpool 2? If so let me know after you’ve seen it what you think! Is there any Deadpool merch you’ve seen lately and think I need to know about? Let me know in the comments, as always.

Anyhoo, I hope you all had an amazing bank holiday Monday, as well as an awesome weekend. Until next time, take care all and see you soon!

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New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition – Review

I’ve wanted to write this review for the past month now but sadly I’ve been too busy to get around to it and in all honesty, I wasn’t sure if my readers would be interested. I put a poll on my Twitter account (@maybeecoffee) recently and out of all the items I mentioned I was interested in reviewing, my Pikachu 2DS XL was the one that everyone wanted!

I cannot wait to share this awesome handheld console with you all. I was so excited when I got it and I still love it 2 months down the line.

I got this in March as a massive treat to myself and I’d wanted a new 2DS for ages as I was getting fed up of my old one. I hadn’t played my old 2DS for ages due to the screen size and how uncomfortable it was to hold. I missed playing my games and it was around the time Dane wasn’t home due to work, so I wanted something to keep me occupied/busy whilst he was away for a month. FYI he was back during weekends. 😛

So I took the plunge and bought my Pikachu 2DS XL from Smyths Toys, which you can still buy here if you want it yourselves. Wow this sounds like a sponsored post, it isn’t. 😛 Smyths Toys is just one of the cheapest places around for gaming stuff, so I always recommend it to people!

I’ve never written a review for anything like this before, so please bear with me. I know it’ll be boring and such but I want to try and talk in detail as much as I can about the handheld.

First of all I just want to say, I’m a massive Nintendo fan and my first handheld and console were both by Nintendo. My one brother gave me his Nintendo Game Boy when I was 5 and then my other brother gave me his Nintendo SNES when I was 6. I was living the dream in all fairness.

I remember seeing the Pokeball 2DS XL and wanting that, as I didn’t think we would get the Pikachu version in the UK. I’m glad I waited though as I would have ended up regretting that purchase very fast if I’d have made it.

Enough about that now, I’ll talk a little about the handheld itself. I’m going to do comparisons between the original 2DS and the New 2DS XL.

As you can see the main colour of the 2DS is yellow, Pikachu’s signature colour. On the front of the 2DS you have Pikachu’s face, which is 3D itself. Pikachu’s snout sticks out, as well as it’s cheeks. The detailing of Pikachu’s nose and mouse are actually rubber, instead of plastic like everything else. I really like this touch. Around the edge of the front of the 2DS and on the L, R, ZL and ZR buttons are all brown, again one of Pikachu’s signature colours.

When you open the 2DS you’ll continue to see the yellow and brown colours, the brown being on the D pad, as well as on the X, Y, A and B buttons. The screen sizes are HUGE and I felt a little overwhelmed by them to be perfectly honest. I love it though! The screens on the 2DS XL are exactly the same size as the New Nintendo 3DS XL, which is pretty awesome.

You can see the difference in screen sizes above where I compare the original 2DS to the New 2DS XL.

Along the bottom of the 2DS you have the space to insert your game catridges, as well the micro SD (which you get with the console itself) which is then closed off to keep safe and I suppose “hidden” away. I really like this feature, although I’ve seen a lot of people complain about it. I think it looks better.

Next to that you have the headphone port, as well as where the stylus is kept. This is the only thing I dislike about the 2DS XL. I’m so used to a longer stylus with my old 2DS that this shorter, stubbier and in my opinion hard to old, as well as uncomfortable. Due to this I don’t use it as much as I could. In future I’ll definitely invest in getting something else for it.

Then finally you have the power button, which is brown too. Next to that you have the “on” light, the “battery” button and finally the “wifi” light.

On the top of the console you have the AC adapter port for your charger. I was used to this being on the bottom with my old 2DS and at first the port area felt a bit stiff on my Pikachu 2DS XL, but I think that was due to it being new.

On the left hand side of the console you have your volume controls, which are in brown. it’s really easy to adjust the volume and let me tell you, you don’t need the sound on high, as the quality of it is amazing!

Overall as a whole the Pikachu 2DS is gorgeous and definitely aesthetically pleasing to look at.

When turning this on, the screen is so vivid and bright, it’s amazing! Of course this isn’t 3D, hence the name and I love that. I remember when the 3DS first came out and I had a go on a demo in HMV. Me and my old friend were really sick after. Never again!

The original 2DS has a sleep button so you can pause a game for a while if you have to, whilst saving the battery life. However on the newer 2DS with the screen you flip up and down, you just well… Close the screen and it’ll sleep. It’s so amazing and I already love that feature to death!

The top screen can be put into three different positions, the last one making the 2DS flat, the middle one and the closest one to the gamer. I always opt for the middle one.

I have an Animal Crossing theme on mine that I bought AGES ago on my old 2DS, but I love it so much! My Isabelle icons for my page I won on the Nintendo Badge Arcade, WHICH YOU NEED TO GET! It’s a free game where you can win badges to customise your theme with.

Anyway back to overall…

I LOVE my Pikachu 2DS XL so much and if anything it’s just encouraged me to play my 3DS games even more, as well as get some new ones. I’ve recently ordered and started playing Detective Pikachu, which I am loving by the way!

If you’d like to watch a video to hear and see more comparrisons that I may have missed out on, please watch it! I did before buying my Pikachu 2DS XL!

So, what do you think of the New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition? Would you buy it? If you love playing Nintendo 3DS games, which ones are your favourite? Make sure to let me know everything in the comments!

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

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