Loungefly Sanrio Cinnamoroll Backpack

GUYS I have been so excited to write and bring this blog post to you today! I told you May’s content is going to be super cute and it’s being kick started with my new Loungefly backpack.

As regular readers will know, I’m a Loungefly fan, not as big as having a massive collection, but enough that I know my stuff about them and more. I’ve been a fan of Loungefly bags since 2007 when I bought myself one of the Loungefly x Skelanimals shoulder bags. Unfortunately after a few uses at college, it broke and I took it back to the shop I bought it from for a full refund. I wish I’d gotten a replacement instead. I adored that bag, I was an emo back in my college/early university days and that bag was me all over!

Fast forward a couple of years to about 2009 and I received my first official Loungefly bag for my Christmas/birthday present. It was the same shoulder bag style but this time with Bambi, Thumper and Flower on it. I still have it somewhere at my mom’s house. I loved that bag and used it for university all the time, as well as for my laptop to carry it to and from places.

Fast forward to over ten years later and I now own fourteen pieces! Now, I don’t want to call myself a collector, but a lot of people will hear how many Loungefly items I own and probably want to call me that. I don’t usually refer myself as a collector with Loungefly as I’ve seen collectors and I’m not like they are, in regards to the amount etc. I often use all of the bags I obtain and don’t have them for display. I use them, because that’s what they’re for! πŸ™‚ Not to have a dig at collectors, I get it as a Pokemon and Nendoroid collector. Just, collecting Loungefly isn’t my bag… Get it… πŸ˜›

Anyway, that aside, I’m really excited to show you guys my new addition, the Cinnamoroll backpack!

The Cinnamoroll backpack was announced around the end of summer last year ready for release at the start of autumn in September. I remember pining after the backpack for the longest time but just couldn’t bring myself to buy it due to saving money. Plus, I have a nice collection of Loungefly bags I’m currently happy with and didn’t 100% feel the need to add a new one into the mix. Around December I did find someone selling one second hand (barely used from memory) on Vinted for a steal! For months after it sold, I regretted not picking it up.

Just before Easter I decided I wanted to get the Cinnamoroll backpack. I’d seen so many people picking it up and showing it off, that it just caused some major FOMO in me! This being said, I couldn’t find it at a good price anywhere! If there’s one thing I really don’t like about Loungefly these days it’s the prices for the quality. The quality has gone down significantly since Covid, but the prices have really gone up! I mean, would you pay Β£80 for a backpack? No.

Just before Easter I found my Cinnamoroll backpack on Pop Figures, where I also had a discount code for 15% off, so I gave it a go and with the discount the bag came to Β£54.99! I ordered it, not thinking I’d snag it any cheaper.

Good Friday, I found out the website I bought the backpack from had a 20% discount, so instead of the Β£54.99, it was now down to Β£45.99! Dane didn’t realise I’d picked up the backpack the day prior, but he decided to order the bag at the cheaper price for me, as he knew how much I wanted it! I was out with my dad shopping at the time for Easter and had been messaged on Instagram by a lot of people to inform me of the cheaper price! I emailed the store to cancel my order and let Dane know that I’d had to cancel my order from the previous day.

Just to add here, this wasn’t a gift from Dane, I gave him the money for it in the end. πŸ™‚

The following days after Easter bank holiday my new backpacks arrived! No, that wasn’t a typo, I wrote backpacks on purpose. Unfortunately the store hadn’t cancelled my order quickly enough and due to that the order was processed regardless and sent out to me. This being said I sent it back with my postman and was left to enjoy my new backpack!

First things first, it’s bloody cute, too cute in fact. The first thing I thought when I took it out of the packaging was, “This looks too nice to wear… Have I done the wrong thing?” About three weeks have passed now since I bought this bag and nope, I did not do the wrong thing.

I’m so happy to finally own this backpack and since it arriving, I’ve used it everyday I’ve been out and about, especially at work and there’s zero sign of wear on it, which is always good.

To comment on a few things with this backpack, as you can see it has Cinnamoroll’s adorable little face, with blue eyes, pink cheeks and black :3 smile! Alongside that we also have Cinnamoroll’s plush and soft ears, paws, and even his curly cinnamon roll tail at the back! When I first saw this bag I did wonder if the tail at the back of the bag would rub on my back and more, but alas I haven’t faced any issues which is good.

Alongside the obvious Cinnamoroll character features on the bag, we also have light blue straps, which is a the colour associated with Cinnamoroll, alongside the white. The metal detailing on the bag is all gold, with the front pocket of the bag sporting both the Loungefly emblem, as well as a zip being a rainbow with a little bird on it. Such a cute little addition to the front of the bag!

There are some little pockets on the side of the bag, a feature on most Loungefly backpacks! I used to use the side pockets often to house lip balm and such, but not so much anymore to be honest. Finally the lining inside the bag is gorgeous! It’s a similar light blue to the straps on the bag, with the Cinnamoroll logo, as well as little pictures of Cinnamoroll himself floating through the sky. It’s so adorable and makes me smile to see when going into my bag for things.

One complaint I have about the bag is that it doesn’t seem to be symmetrical? This is a complaint I’m seeing a lot lately on Loungefly groups, so I’m glad it isn’t just me! I feel like one side of the bag where the ears and paws are doesn’t match the other? This being said it doesn’t bother me too much, but if I’d paid full price for this, it definitely would have! Another thing to note, when I first took it out of the bag when it arrived, I noticed the bag itself isn’t white and is actually a cream or off white colour? I only noticed this due to the ears being white. I’ve gotten used to the colour the longer I’ve owned it, but it made me worry something was wrong with the backpack upon arrival.

Overall the backpack itself is really good, standard Loungefly backpack really to be honest with you! The space inside it is standard, not to small but not too big, which is how I like my backpacks. There’s also a little side pocket within the backpack, which I don’t often use, but handy nonetheless. I’ve found the front pouch is a little tight so I can’t fit too much in there, but that isn’t a bad thing. I never like to overfill my backpacks… Let me put it this way, I’d be Mary Poppins if I could!

Do I think this backpack is worth the RRP of Β£75? No, but this is for any Loungefly backpack these days. However the Β£45 I paid I feel it was definitely worth it. I say this as I don’t feel any bag is really worth Β£75 unless it’s a really special one for sports (e.g. snowboarding) or or a designer handbag maybe?

That being said, I really love my new Loungefly backpack and if anything it’s really cheered me up when wearing it out and about. It’s adorable, a conversation starter and Cinnamoroll!

There is a matching purse/wallet for this backpack, but as I already own a Sanrio wallet I love already, I didn’t feel the need to pick up the Cinnamoroll one. If I ever saw it new or barley used at a steal, I’d probably pick it up… Because why not?

What do you think of my new Loungefly backpack? Do you love Cinnamoroll too? If not, who is your favourite Sanrio character? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Until next time guys, take care and have an amazing weekend!

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May Wish List β€™22

We are already into the second week of May already and the weather has been really questionable to be honest. I was hoping for some nicer weather after bank holiday to do work on the garden and then it pissed it down for a week! Boo. πŸ˜›

Anyhoo, as I mentioned last week in my April favourites post, I’m semi excited for this month, as I have My Chemical Romance in less than two weeks now, YAY! I’m a little nervous for that gig too due to Covid and other things, but I know we’ll have an amazing time. I’ve been eyeing up the merchandise on the US website as I’m hopeful that merchandise will be on sale (and more) at the show. I’m semi after one of the Danger Days character hoodies! Frank Iero is my favourite member of MCR, so I’d love his Fun Ghoul hoodie, but I really love Gerard Leto’s Party Poison hoodie too! So, I may end up getting both? πŸ˜› We shall see!

I mentioned last month how May is the month of cute AF content, so I’m really excited to bring you those this month! Alongside that I have semi struggled with my wish list this month, but at the same time I didn’t? A lot of the items on my list this month are from America or Japan. I want to have a mini vent now, but the shipping costs from America at the moment are fucking awful! Like, half the time the price of the shipping is more than the cost of the item itself, it sucks. 😦

Anyhoo, on with the wish list!

  • Fluffnest Ricky the Raccoon Plush – (link)

Recently Fluffnest released a Kickstarter for their new game PuffPals: Island Skies and I decided to back it last week. It reminds me of Animal Crossing a little, so I knew I had to get it! That being said, it reminded me that at the start of the year Fluffnest released a raccoon plushie called Ricky, which I still want to get! If you’re in the UK you can’t pre-order from their website but you can order in stock items, which doesn’t make sense to me… :S I know it’s due to the constant price changes for shipping, but there are ways around this, I feel. I’m hoping to source Ricky through a seller in America, or just wait until his pre-order is up so I can order him. Either way I’ll be getting him! I need all the raccoon plushies!

  • The Creme Shop Cinnamoroll and Pompompurin Macaron Lip Balm – (link), and (link)

I’ve always wanted to get some of The Creme Shop’s macaron lip balms, but unfortunately these aren’t available in the UK, which breaks my heart a little. Lip balm alongside my hand cream is my main beauty product I use all day, everyday. So much so I have to make sure I keep lip balms in most rooms of the house, as well as two in my backpack in case I ever misplace/lose one. As you guys know I love Cinnamoroll and Pompompurin and as I now have them both in Loungefly backpack form, I’d kind like the lip balms to match. Cinnamoroll is cinnamon bun flavoured, with Pompompurin being pudding flavoured. I wouldn’t throw either of these lip balm cases away when used up, I’d just pop Vaseline in there! I’m hoping to source these through a seller in America.

  • Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream, Perfume Mist, and Shower Gel – (link), (link), and (link)

In my March favourites post I mentioned how I loved Sol de Janeiro’s Coco Cabana range and my plans of buying the full sizes in the future. Well, the time is looming now for me to be buying full sizes and I’ll probably look to pick them up at the end of the month when I’m paid. I would have bought them by now, but when I was paid at the end of April I decided to stock up on the full size Bum Bum products I needed (cream, perfume mist, and shower gel) and I have been using them a lot since then. I’m really trying to get through my body creams at the moment so I can just solely use the Sol de Janeiro products. They’re really helping my skin lately and I love them so much due to that.

  • Good Smile Company Hatsune Miku Date Outfit Ver. Nendoroid Doll – (link)

This is a Nendoroid Doll that was announced a while ago by Good Smile Company and since then I’ve really wanted it! I don’t own any Nendoroid Doll figures and I only own two Hatsune Miku Nendoroid figures too. This is ADORABLE and the clothing she’s wearing just reminds me of all the styles I wanted to wear when I was younger. I’d really love to pick up this Nendoroid Doll to keep somewhere in the office. I’m planning to pre-order her through Gamersheek in the near future as when you pre-order outside of PayPal, you don’t need to pay for the item until it’s due to ship to you!

  • Lumichee Metal Mousemouth Hoodie – (link)

Finally I want to show off this hoodie… Again. I know I’ve shown it on my blog before, but I wanted to show it again because I need a mini vent about it! I REALLY want this hoodie, but I’m not willing to spend Β£82 on it due to the overall cost of buying it through Etsy. This is one of the vents I was having at the start of the blog post about shipping being more than the item. The hoodie has finally come back into my size and I just wish I could justify spending so much money on one item, it kind of stings in a way. 😦 I’m going to try and source it through an American shopper to get it a little cheaper.

So, there we have it guys, my monthly wish list for May! πŸ˜€

Some exciting news I forgot to share at the beginning of the post, but next month me and Dane will be venturing to Manchester for gaming fun and shopping! I’m already so excited to share with you all what we do, and where we go. πŸ˜€

What items are on your wish lists this month? Make sure to let me know in the comments.

Until next time, take care all and have a lovely weekend!

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February Wish List ’22

Can you believe it’s already February? I can’t to be honest. I’ve been quite excited though for a new month. January wasn’t exactly great for me (as I mentioned in my January favourites here) for various reasons so a new month and a fresh start has been very much needed. I’ve always been an autumn girl but not going to lie, I’m really excited for spring for lighter nights, new baby animals being born and the excitement of Easter chocolate and roasts… Just a shame that’s a couple of months off yet. πŸ˜›

I’m back with another monthly post and of course this is my wish list. If there is one thing I’ve said to myself for 2022, it’s to be better with money, which I really was in January! I didn’t spend much and due to that I came out in February with some decent savings and more. That being said, January payday couldn’t have come quickly enough! Six weeks was long!

I want to state here that this months wish list was a tough one for me as two of the items listed are either ordered or pre-ordered months ago. I felt like I couldn’t come up with any items to add to the list, which is a rarity for me. That being said, all items listed are amazing (to me anyway) and I can’t wait to share them with you!

  • PokΓ©mon Raihan Nendoroid – (link)

This is a pre order I’ve had for a while now (since May 2021, holy shit!) and I’m really excited for it to arrive. As regular readers will know, I collect Nendoroid’s and around ordering Raihan I decided that I finally needed to complete my Pokemon Nendoroid collection, once and for all! This being said I’m still missing three (Cynthia, N and Champion Red) which are some of the hardest to buy unless you’ve won the lottery. Raihan isn’t exactly a character I adore but he’s pretty cool nonetheless so I needed him for my collection. He’s due out in February so I’m looking forward to him arriving. I’m sure I’ll talk a little more about him in one of my monthly posts.

  • Geeky Clean Extinct Airlines Bubblegum & Candyfloss 3 in 1 Soap – (link)

I don’t know what’s happened but I appear to have run out of shower gel! We have the dregs of a bottle of Lush Snow Fairy, as well as a huge bottle of Australia Body Care tea tree body wash. I really want to try more brands for my shower gels and with Geeky Clean being an independent geeky beauty company I’ve tried and loved before, I’m definitely going to treat myself to a bottle of their 3 in 1 soap. This sounds like it’s going to smell like their Bard scent, which is a dupe of Snow Fairy, so hopefully all year round we should have the sickly sweet scent in our bathroom! Not going to lie though, I feel the Β£6.00 to be quite steep, but I’ll give it a go and if it’s not good/not worth the money I just won’t buy it again!

  • Tallulah’s Threads Love Bug Lilac Dress – (link)

This is actually an item I bought on payday a week ago and I have zero regrets! I’ve been eyeing it up for a while now and with how shit January was and a decent discount code to boot, I decided to treat myself! Tallulah’s Threads is a brand I’ve heard of for years now but was never keen previously as smock dresses never used to be my thing. Also, the dresses aren’t exactly cheap and younger me didn’t have much money to spend, unfortunately. I was never keen on the smock style of dress when I was younger as in my mind, (pretty sure everyone thinks this?) it always makes you look bigger than you are due to them being oversized. Back in the day I would have hated that idea, but now I don’t mind a smock dress hiding my body a bit. Plus, I think they’re fucking cute! I own two smock dresses (Disturbia and Fearless Illustration) and I adore them! They’re comfy, perfect for lounging around or hanging out with friends and with a belt around the middle they can be synched in! I also fell in love with the colour and pattern on this dress. It reminds me of spring and if there’s one thing I really want to do, it’s dress cuter! I’m already planning how I can style up this dress and I’m so excited for it!

  • Bravissimo Valentina Bra – (link)

If there’s one thing I am in desperate need of, it’s a new bra. Since Covid I’ve been mostly living in bralettes, which are super comfy and support a little, but the time has come where I need to wear a normal bra at least three days of the week and currently, I only have one… Well two if you take note that I have the same bra twice, because I fell in love and bought a back up… Anyone else own back up bras of their favourites? Anyhoo, when I spotted that Bravissimo were bringing out a Valentine’s Day/heart collection I FELL in love! I’m definitely going to take myself to Bravissimo very soon to try this cutie on and purchase, unless I purchase it online and hope for the best. Either way I need it. I really want the pyjamas that Bravissimo has brought out too, but I don’t need anymore so I’ll be giving those a miss. I keep wanting to order this online, but at the moment I may just hold off until me and Dane take a trip where there’s a Bravissimo store. That being said, I don’t want to wait too long in case I do miss out on it. I’ve done this before with previous bra styles and been gutted afterwards.

  • Pokemon Cafe Gacha Set – (link)

This is something I saw on Instagram last weekend and I’ve fallen in love with the gacha set that resembles the Pokemon Cafe items you can eat and drink! As regular readers will know, in January 2020 me and Dane went to Japan for a two week holiday and of course we ventured to the Pokemon Cafe (which you can read about here). Two of the gacha items in this set we actually drank/ate which has just taken me back to when we visited the Pokemon Cafe. I’d love to own all of these to keep with the gacha we obtained whilst we were in Japan. I need to try and source them all, which is proving a little tricky. 😦

  • Fluffy Cinnamoroll Backpack – (link)

First of all, I have a feeling this backpack isn’t a real Sanrio item… I’m wary of this. However, it’s so damn cute and I’d love to get it! In 2020-2021 I discovered fluffy backpacks (Loungefly Meeko and Loungefly PomPomPurin) and I adore them so much. They’re so comfortable to wear, look and feel lovely and just fit with the kawaii aesthetic I hope to achieve in the future. I know that Loungefly have a Cinnamoroll backpack as well which I didn’t like the look of when it first came out. Since then it’s really grown on me and before Christmas I could have snagged it for a BARGAIN on Vinted, but left it… I’m not gutted though, as I genuinely love this fluffy one more. I’ve found this backpack on Amazon recently for a decent price and went to order, BUT as I’m trying to be better with money I left it for a rainy day. Maybe if I have a shit day or two towards February payday, I could get it then? πŸ˜›

So there we have it guys, my monthly wish list for February!

What items do you guys have on your wish lists this month? Make sure to let me know in the comments below.

Until next time guys, take care and have an amazing weekend! πŸ˜€

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