November Wish List ’19

How is it November already? OH and how am I already back at work after a week off? It’s crazy just how quickly this year has flown. Can you believe there’s only 8 weeks until 2020? It’s mad, it really is! I’m rather excited for November, I have lots of stuff going on and after a week off work to relax and refresh, I’m definitely going into the month, full steam ahead!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this months wish list, I felt constant excitement throughout it for at least half of the items as they’ve already been pre-ordered and will be with me soon… AHHH! 😀

  • Pokemon Center Japan Dratini Neck Pillow (link)

I feel like I haven’t seen a collection from the Pokemon Center for ages that I’ve loved and the new dragon type Pokemon with their babies is absolutely adorable! As I’m going to Japan at the start of 2020 a neck pillow is something I would like to pick up for the trip. Me and Dane do own one, but I would like one of my own to use. I would love to pick this one up, but at the same time it’s expensive and I need to keep saving for my actual holiday to Japan! If this is available when I’m in Japan, I think I’ll definitely pick it up for the flight home.

  • Invasion Club Otaku Essentials Ita-Bag (link)

I discovered this Ita Bag through Attack on Mew over on Instagram and I really want it for my Japan trip now! It’s only recently come back in stock in the holographic design… If it wasn’t for the fact I’ve bought myself some new shoes, I think I might have ended up getting this! I would keep Persona 5, Animal Crossing and Pokemon pins in there to really showcase three of my favourite things! Invasion Club is a Japanese company, so I could have waited until I get to Japan to pick this bag up… However, the store is located in Osaka which is a JOURNEY from where we’re staying. 😦 I can see me asking for this for Christmas, or just picking it up myself. 🙂

  • Pokemon Sword & Shield Dual Edition (link)

I cannot tell you how excited I am for this game. Like seriously I am itching to play it now! Especially now that leaks have now flooded social media of what the new Pokemon will look like. I don’t care about spoilers in all honesty, I’m going to see them sooner or later! I had a go on the 10 minute demo at the Pokemon Center in London (which you can read about here) and I honestly fell in love! After the shambles that was Sun and Moon, they’ve brought back the old roots that we know and love with Sword and Shield! I’ve bought both so that me and Dane can play together, but I’ll be playing Shield and Dane will play Sword. This is due to exclusives… I want the Galar Ponyta more than he does. 😛

  • Nintendo Switch Lite – Pokemon Zacian & Zamazenta Edition (link)

Of course me and Dane only own one Nintendo Switch, which is his… So, it was time for me to finally pick up a Switch of my own! I decided to go for a Switch Lite, but I can’t stand the 3 colours that Nintendo decided to come out with, however I really loved the colour scheme for the Pokemon Zacian & Zamazenta Edition. It’s blue and pink, you can’t go wrong! I’ll be getting this this week and I’ve even booked a half day off work on Friday so I can go and pick it up and play! 😀 Let me know guys if you would like to see a review on this! I might do a quick unboxing over on my Instagram page (theremightbecoffeeblog) when I get it, so keep eyes peeled for that!

  • Quirkory Galar Pony Lilac Metal Enamel Pin (link)

Quirkory have fast become one of my favourite independent artist stores since their release of the A profusion of Eeveelutions & Lunar Spookies Kickstarter campaign, which is full of gorgeous Eeveelution designs in the form of Greek Gods. When they announced this gorgeous Galar Ponyta design over on their Instagram page, I knew I had to buy it. It was for sale on their Etsy page, but sadly this is now sold out and I don’t know if it will be back in stock or not… You could pick this up on either a gold or lilac enamel, of course I went for the latter. I don’t own any pins on coloured enamel, so I knew I had to pick this up purely for how unique it is. That and the design is gorgeous! I hope this and the Eeveelution pins I backed arrive in time for my Japan trip. I honestly need them so I can show them off as much as possible! When all of the pins arrive I will for sure be talking about Quirkory over on my blog! If you love the look of what they do, I’ll pop their Etsy store link here.

  • TobySperring Persona 5 Morgana T-Shirt (link)

I love Persona 5… Everyone knows this by now, right? I love the fact that I am into a game series that actually has a decent amount of merchandise surrounding it. AND now that we’re getting Persona 5 Royal AND Persona 5 Scramble, there will be even more, which makes me a very happy nerd. However, I do love supporting independent artists too and every now and then I will have a search online for some cute AF Persona 5 goodies. This is one I recently discovered and I really love the design and the fact you can get it in a t-shirt makes me really happy.  It’s this cute design of Morgana in some blue pyjamas and talking to you about being tired and going to sleep. This is just Morgana all over, with his tagline being to tell Joker to go to sleep. Sadly however, the t-shirt is now sold out. 😦 I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled in the future for the t-shirt to come back in stock.

  • Pokemon Center Japan Dragonite and Dratini Plush (link)

Finally we have another Pokemon item and that is from the same collection from the Pokemon Center as the Dratini neck pillow. I wish, wish, WISH I could pick this plush up. For years (and even still!) I have wanted a genuine Dragonite plush and the fact I can now get a massive one, cuddling its baby Dratini is perfect… But I can’t buy it… I just can’t justify it. This would cost between £35-£50 to buy which is a lot of money considering I am still making sure to save up for my Japan trip. If this is available there when I go, I’ll probably pick it up, but for now I’ll just have to go without… 😦 This whole collection is perfect and I really wish I could pick something up from it.

So there you have it, my monthly wish list for November! It was so Pokemon heavy and I honestly didn’t realise until towards the end of writing this post. There are only 2 items that aren’t Pokemon related and even then they’re of another gaming series I love AND something to house Pokemon related items in.

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Legit me at myself because of all the Pokemon this month… 😛

I still can’t believe how quickly October went and I already feel like this month will fly! I have so much going on (good things!) and I honestly can’t wait. I’m rather excited for November for various reasons… Most of which are gaming related, both video and board. Would you guys like me to do a little catch up post soon to talk about what I’ve been/will be up to?

Also let me know what you have on your wish lists for November! I always love hearing about things people are wanting/looking to buy. 🙂

Make sure to let me know everything in the comments down below!

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

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May Wish List ’19

Wow as if it’s May already! It’s pretty crazy just how quick 2019 is going but at the same time it’s kind of depressing… It means I’m not only getting closer to turning 30 but also getting closer to one of my life goals. I want to go to Japan after my 30th birthday but at the moment I’m worried this is just going to continue to be a dream.

This is something I’ll go into another time. For now it’s time for my monthly wish list! I’ve been really loving getting a style again apart from baggy joggers and a t-shirt. I picked up a pair of mom jeans in April and I love them to death so I’m trying to get more geeky t-shirts lately so I can get myself a real geeky look going on! 😀

To be honest I need to really chill out with money lately as I do really want to save up for Japan and whilst it isn’t going bad right now, it isn’t going as quickly as I’d have hoped.

For now however, I hope you enjoy this months wish list! I feel like it’s a really boring list, but whatever. I love all the items that are on it and I hope you guys do too.

  • Lime Crime Best Of Lip Reds (link)

This is a set I have wanted since Christmas to be honest with you, but I just never picked it up. I guess I wasn’t sure of the price at the time and I was skint due to Christmas, as well as both mine and my mom’s birthdays. I’ve been keeping my eyes on this set though for ages on the website and during Easter it went REALLY cheap, almost half price in fact. Finally I bit the bullet and purchased the set! I rather like Lime Crime and miss wearing liquid lipsticks a little for their staying power. This set is gorgeous and will work great for when I fancy wearing reds throughout the year, whether it be for work, in the beer garden or for blog events. 🙂 I’m glad I waited and picked this up for cheap!

  • Monsoon Celleni Star Print Midi Dress (link)

I’ve had my eye on this dress for just over a month now. I saw it when I was out in Leamington Spa looking for possible new work pieces for when I was due to start my new job. I spotted this dress and thought what a gorgeous colour and print it was and had on it. I do rather like a good maxi dress but as of yet I’ve actually never tried a midi dress. I tried one on the day I was out shopping and rather liked it, the reason for not buying said dress was the fit on the arms was shit! 😛 This dress is really expensive so I’m waiting for it to go down in price before I make the jump at it. 🙂

  • Detective Pikachu T-Shirt (link)

I’m so damn excited for Detective Pikachu! It’s less than a week away now and I’ve already booked tickets to go and watch it. I am THAT excited for this movie! Not only am I a huge Pokemon fan, but Ryan Reynolds is also my favourite actor. When I saw this t-shirt for sale on EMP I KNEW I had to get it! I’ve ordered it before this post went live and I’m actually hoping it arrives soon so I can dress it up with my mom jeans and my Vans.

  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid T-Shirt (link)

This is a t-shirt I’ve had saved on my eBay account for the longest time, but as of yet I just haven’t ordered it. It’s from China, which to be honest I am always hesitant to order from for various reasons. The photos always look better than the actual product. I’ll see how I feel still in regards to this t-shirt, but again like the Detective Pikachu t-shirt I would really love to rock this with mom jeans.

  • Himouto! Umaru-chan Vol. 5 (link)

Towards the end of April my reading just shot straight up! I haven’t been reading properly for ages due to having too much shit going on so now I’ve finally had the chance to sit and read during my work break, it’s lovely. When I’ve caught up on this series I’ll definitely pick up this volume to read next. I do really love reading manga and if anything I’ve forgotten lately just how much I love reading it.

  • Pandora Bull Terrier Puppy Pendant Charm (link)

Pandora have recently released their adorable pets charms and I am in LOVE with all the puppy versions they’ve released, including this bull terrier one. Randomly I used to really want a bull terrier growing up so I would love to add this charm to my bracelet as a reminder of younger Nat and the pet that she wanted when she grew up. I’d never get one now to be perfectly honest with you, even though a part of me would still love to deep down.

  • Chocolate Raisin Fury Starry Sky Of Creation Mew T-Shirt (link)

The last item on this list and it’s ANOTHER t-shirt! I was meant to mention Chocolate Raisin Fury’s t-shirts back in last months wish list post but I kind of forgot to be honest with you. I discovered Chocolate Raisin Fury at MCM Comic Con Birmingham back at the end of March and I am so thankful for it. I LOVE her designs so much and I definitely need to own more in my life! I have my eye on all of the Studio Ghibli designs but I REALLY love this Mew design at the moment and would love to add it to my geeky t-shirt collection!

So that is my wish list for May! What items do you guys have on your wish lists this month? Make sure to let me know in the comments as well as what item(s) you like on my list (if any! :P).

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

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UK Lingerie & Pole Dance Fitness*

If there’s one thing I never really treat myself to as I’ve got older it’s lingerie. Why? I guess I’m just not arsed anymore like I used to be, which I know is sad but meh. I’m boring and old. 😛

Where I lack in treating myself to nice lingerie, I do pick myself up cute and gorgeous pyjamas as and when I feel like I need another set in my life.

UK Lingerie contacted me recently to ask if I wanted to review some of their products and I jumped at the chance! I’m so anxious when it comes down to buying bras though and as I wasn’t sure about sizes I opted for some pyjamas instead and some active wear.

I’ve recently started pole dance fitness again with one of my best friends and I LOVE it! It’s been so much fun doing it with her and I can’t wait for us to do some hoop fitness too in the future. I was definitely in need of some new active wear though and although I didn’t pick myself a gorgeous bra to review, I did however pick up a good sports bra to try, as well as a t-shirt that was right up my street!

I have a little bit of a routine I like to do when it comes to my pole dance fitness and what clothing I wear during and after I’ve been to a class. The pieces that UK Lingerie sent me fit right into this and I was so excited to start wearing and using them after they arrived. Sadly I couldn’t use the active wear for over two weeks as I was really poorly and therefore pole dance fitness wasn’t on the cards.

Thankfully I’ve FINALLY had the chance to use them a few times at pole dance fitness classes and I’m so excited to get this post written this evening. I really hope you enjoy the post and don’t worry, there’s no pictures me of looking like a total tit on a pole. 😛 That being said, I’m not THAT bad at pole dancing.

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You can have a pole dancing Deadpool for now! 😛

UK Lingerie are (obviously) a UK company which started up almost 3 years ago following the success of their other two companies UK Tights and UK Swimwear. They cater to women of all shapes and sizes, which I think is amazing and they stock all sorts of brands too. They always want their customers to be able to choose from a wide range so they add new products almost daily.

The thing I have to say I love the most about their store is how they’ve laid out their “all about us” section where there are pictures of all of the staff as children. I thought it was such a lovely and different way to introduce your staff.

  • Acai Activewear Spider Back Tee in purple* (link)

I love standing out when it comes to my pole dance fitness classes, not anything super out there but just a little unique. I don’t know why, I guess it just adds more fun to the class. This spider back tee is so awesome and definitely something unique to wear to any fitness session, whether it be a dance class, the gym or even for a run. It reminds me of a t-shirt I used to own years ago with a skull on the back. Also if you have a pretty sports bra on you’ll be able to show off the colour and design of it through the gaps in the spider web. I love the purple shade, it’s such a gorgeous colour, but this does also come in black too. The look and fit of this t-shirt is so comfortable, perfect and true to size. I was going to size up so it was baggy, but I was recommended by UK Lingerie that my actual size would be fine. I’m so glad they did as I do think it would have swamped me, or even be too big as a size up!

  • Shock Absorber Ultimate Purple Run Bra* (link)

I found out this year that my bra size has gone up, which wasn’t at all a shock to me! So I thought I’d get a proper sports bra, one that’s actually in a back and cup size. I’ve only ever bought sports bras in dress sizes, which isn’t too bad. This sports bra is amazing to be honest with you! I feel it has amazing support due to both the fastening hook at the top and at the bottom of the sports bra. I feel really supported and like I’m not going to reveal too much cleavage and definitely not fall out! With my previous sports bra it was uncomfortable, awkward to put on and just didn’t feel like it was doing what it was meant to for the money. This sports bra however is such a Godsend and I love it so much for pole fitness classes. The colour of it is stunning and something different and underneath the spider back tee it works really nicely. I was a tad nervous when I received this that it would be too tight or too small but it fits really good! Honestly I couldn’t feel happier with a sports bra as I do with this one.

  • Blackspace Noir Isabella Long Sleeve PJ Set* (link)

I’m a right saddo, when I get home from work, shopping, seeing friends and family etc and I know I’m not going out of the house again, I’ll get straight into my pyjamas and settle down for the day. The first thing I do after a pole fitness class is have a hot bath to soak my muscles and then get into some lovely fresh pyjamas and get into bed. I LOVE tartan pyjamas and I used to steal Dane’s tartan bottoms all the time when he had a pair. So when I saw these on the website I knew I had to have them to review! I asked for 2/3 sizes bigger than I actually am as I love my pyjamas baggy but I was advised that they might be too big for me, which I understand. So I opted for the 1/2 sizes bigger. The top is so soft to the touch, it actually feels luxurious to wear and it really does feel comforting when I wear it. It’s a lovely size too and is clearly 1/2 sizes too big for me. However, the bottoms don’t feel the same to me and I do wish I could have had them the 2/3 sizes bigger. As I mentioned I love my pyjama bottoms baggy and these aren’t exactly tight, but due to them having no stretch they just feel a bit taught when I’m in bed and sadly due to that I don’t feel comfortable to wear them whilst I sleep so I end up taking them off. This is a tad meh but I do love wearing them around the house, especially on lazy weekends where the most I’ll do is move to change the disk in my PlayStation 4. 😛

Overall I LOVE the products that UK Lingerie offer and they’re so luxurious and they have some gorgeous lingerie on there. If you’re after something for yourself this Christmas or a partner, I’d definitely go and check out UK Lingerie for some pieces you’ll feel glam and sexy wearing.

Alas, I just feel sweaty and tired whilst wearing mine, which is pretty standard for me. 😛 Excuse me whilst I go Google search what “sexy” means. 😉

What do you guys think of the pieces that UK Lingerie sent to me to review? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

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

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May 2018 Collective Haul!

I don’t know how managed to collect so much stuff over the course of a month but I have! I haven’t written a haul post in forever so I thought it would be nice to do one today. I just feel like I’m accumulated loads of goodies, some of them are gifts as well which I’ll mention when I get to them. I thought it might be a good idea to write about all the shit (hahaha :P) I’ve purchased recently. I love reading haul posts, especially collectives ones so I thought you guys might have liked to read this too! 😀

  • Barbie x Missguided American Flag Joggers.

Back in May Dane dug out all the McDonald’s Monopoly vouchers he’d gained and he had LOADS of Missguided ones at 30% off. I decided to take the plunge and have a look on the website for what I could treat myself to. Now, Missguided really isn’t my sort of style. I looked for ages for a dress (or two) that I could pick up for work but they’re all going out bodycon style and urgh… I’m too fat and old for that shit now. 😛 I went for a look at the Barbie pieces to see what they might have cute over there and I found these joggers. On my weekends I’m really becoming a joggers/leggings and a geeky top sort of gal when it comes to popping out for errands. I picked these up in a size bigger than I am as I wanted them baggy… I should have ordered my size in all honesty. These are HUGE but at the same time it means they’re really comfortable.

  • Primark Spider-Man T-Shirt.

This t-shirt was bought on a whim after venturing into my nearest Primark store. I’m sucker for a new t-shirt and I especially am when it comes down to anything geek and nerd related! I picked up this t-shirt because of how simplistic and yet adorable it is! I don’t like that the patch is on the side that I wear my braid on, as it means my hair gets caught on it sometimes. I’ll live though! This was only £8.00, which I find a bargain, even for Primark!

  • Black Milk Clothing Midnight Owl Skater Dress.

This was a purchase that I am so happy I made! I love Black Milk Clothing and I especially love their skater dresses. They always make me feel so pretty no matter what and I always get complimented on them. I picked this one up on a whim from eBay, in a size bigger than I usually get, which actually fits really nicely! It’s safe to say, it’s going to now be my go to dress for work, in general and even for special occasions. This only cost me £25, which included P&P. To buy from Black Milk Clothing it would have cost me $85.00 AUS, which converts to £48.42, that wouldn’t even include how much I’d have to pay to ship it to the country and possible charges on top of that as well. URGH, buying through eBay really is the best way! I plan to wear this to a friends wedding in July and I wore it for mine and Dane’s anniversary too. I’m after some more Black Milk Clothing skater dresses now, I honestly can’t get enough of them. I’m scouring eBay daily now for whenever new items are added. I have my eye on a few, but we’ll see what happens.

  • ASOS Lady & The Tramp Sweater.

This was a random purchase on Depop that I made recently, which was also my first Depop purchase! I remember when the matching sweater and joggers of this came out on ASOS 4 years ago and being a Lady & The Tramp fan, I picked up the joggers (which I still own and wear!). I went to order the sweater a week later, but it was sold out. Zoella had worn this set and everyone went mad for it, yuck (I’m not a Zoella fan…). ANYWAY after years of finding this sweater online and it selling out, I finally took the plunge and bought it! It only cost me £13 with P&P which I was so chuffed about! The original cost of this was £30 so I was right to wait 4 years for it… I guess. 😛 It’s weird that I found my wish list post back from July 2014 where I was talking about how I wanted this sweater! I feel so fucking old right now.

  • Snot Girl Volume 2.

I mentioned this comic book series recently on both my May favourites as well as on my June wish list. I remember picking up this comic book a year ago after a YouTuber raving about it. I didn’t realise the story line was going to go the way it has and due to that I love it so much and if I felt that way after reading volume 1 then oh my fucking God this volume is crazy! I won’t say anything in case I give anything away, but this comic book has gone from what I thought was going to just be about a blogger and her drama, but it’s fast turned into some sort of horror/thriller style story based around a blogger. It is so damn good and I would love to see this go into a TV series of a film in the future like how Scott Pilgrim did.

  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Volume 6.

I feel like I’ve spoken WAY TOO MUCH about this series lately and it’s kind of making me sick now to keep talking about it. 😛 This is a manga series I love and adore and have bought as soon as it’s come out so far for all 6 volumes. I pre ordered this just before it came out and read it as soon as I got it. This is a series I really love and I especially love how now I’m further than the anime series is. I’ve not quite finished reading it yet, but I will do VERY soon. 😛

  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life Volume 2.

Another manga I have spoken WAY TOO MUCH ABOUT recently, but can you blame me? It’s amazing and adorable! Also at the same time it’s very strange how the story of Kanna and her friend Saikawa is and this shows more throughout this series. If you love Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid the anime version then you NEED to read this manga series at least! I know so many people who love Kanna, and I can’t blame them really. She’s so adorable and innocent.

These items below are now all gift related!

I recently had some issues with Lush Santa’s Christmas shower cream. It’s a bright red colour and obviously due to what they’ve added to the product to make it this colour, it’s stained various parts of my bath, as well as my shower puff and even my armpits (only for the day though). So I wrote to them on Twitter to complain. They were really helpful and offered to give me my money back, but that meant sending the product back and 1. I couldn’t be arsed to do that and 2. Why the fuck should I have to send it back?! What are they going to do with it that I can’t do myself? AKA throw it away.

They were lovely enough to also offer to sent me some goodies as a sorry, which I opted for. They asked me to list them some products I either love or would like to try. They were nice enough to send me one of my favourite products, as well as new one I’ve been wanting to try!

I just want to quickly add here that I know a lot of shit has been going on and happening around Lush lately due to their recent and disgraceful campaign. I don’t agree with it whatsoever. I also want to add I haven’t bought from Lush since I picked up the Santa’s Christmas shower creams just after Boxing Day. I need to really address my thoughts and feelings on Lush lately, but we will save that for another post!

  •  Lush Supertramp Bubble Bar.

This is the product I mentioned being one of my favourites. I remember back in 2015 when me and Dane went to London and it was the first time I’d been to the Oxford Street Lush! This was an exclusive to the store at the time and as I loved Tramp shower gel back in the day, I knew I had to give the bubble bar a go too! The bubble bar to me is better as it isn’t as strong and it’s one I love to use when I’m feeling under the weather with hayfever or a cold. It really clears my head. I’m so happy Lush sent me this and even happier that if and when I need to buy another bar of it, I now can on their website.

  • Lush Oaty Creamy Dreamy Oat Milk Shower Cream.

This was the product I wanted to try as I haven’t really heard much about it, but when seeing how it’s made in the past it looks really moisturising! It smells amazing to be honest and really surprised me. I was expecting creamy oat and vanilla scents, but this smells heavily of lavender, which is in fact one of the ingredients. If you love lavender, you’ll love this! It’s not a thick shower cream like Santa’s Christmas and you only need a little of this for it to go a long way. This is definitely a shower cream you’d ideally want to use before bed, but I love using it in the morning on my days off as the scent does perk me up. I’ll probably buy a big bottle of this for my mom at Christmas as she loves her lavender scents.

This wasn’t a gift from Lush but actually from my manager at work! It’s belated birthday present and I am oh so grateful for it! She gave it me just before I broke up for my week off work and I used it the next morning before going to work.

  • Lush Plum Rain Shower Gel.

This is a shower gel from Lush I’ve wanted to try since it came out, but I just never have. When my manager gave it to me I was so happy and excited! So much so I opened it up for a sniff at my desk. 😛 She had heard of me saying how much I love Snow Fairy and popped into the store to try and get one, but alas being a Christmas product they didn’t have it in stock. I can only assume that the staff recommended Plum Rain to her and if so, they did a good job! Then again, what else could they really recommend?! Their shower gel selection is so shit these days! I mean come on Lush, why did you discontinue The Comforter?! Surely it wasn’t doing poor in sales… I find it hard to believe myself… ANYWAY this has a gorgeous fresh scent and it actually reminds me of Christmas due to The Body Shop’s old sugar plum shower gel! This doesn’t smell as sweet as theirs though. Either way I love using this in the mornings as the scent really does wake you up!

So that was my collective haul! I know it doesn’t seem/look like a lot but bloody hell I’ve been spend happy lately! I was also going to mention mine and Dane’s anniversary presents but I’ll save that for a separate post.

I was also going to mention some of the pin badges I’ve bought from Ohayou! Clothing through their Kickstarter and Patreon but I’m going to save those for a separate post as well as I think they deserve some love all on their own! 😀 Not only will I be talking about pin badges but I intend to talk about all of their items I own so far, as well as items I’d like to own! Stay tuned for that, it’s been a post I’ve been meaning to write for the longest time!

What have you guys been buying the past month or so? Make sure to let me know down in the comments!

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

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Grunge Attire*

Good morning one and all! I hope you’re having a great week so far, especially now it’s Friday and the weekend is just around the corner. After my week off work, this week has dragged a tad for me at work, but meh it’s been okay otherwise! I do love my job, so it’s never a bad thing to be back at work after some time off… Although I do miss the lie ins and sitting in bed playing games and reading manga. 😛

Quite some time ago I was approached by the brand Grunge Attire asking me if I wanted to review some products for them. At first it was only going to be accessories themed, but as there was only one accessory I liked on the store, so instead I was sent 2 clothing pieces to review instead!

This was the third opportunity I was given in a row, which really excited me! I’ve worked with loads of brands and companies so far this year and that in itself makes me so damn happy!

Of course, all items that I’ll be talking about and reviewing in this post were gifted to me and will have a little * next to them.

We all good? YESH then let’s get on with the review!

First of all I’ll give you a little bit of information about Grunge Attire, this is taken direct from their website;

Grunge Attire was launched in 2017 to pay homage to the grunge scene, including the grunge fashion style.

The site was created for those that love rock music (especially grunge, punk and indie), but don’t feel comfortable wearing ‘all-black’ clothing. I wanted to create a site that sold rock clothing that didn’t represent heavy metal or goth (both, great genres). I was tired of not finding the ‘right’ look.

We knew there had to be an answer!

So, after finding the best grunge rock styles, Grunge Attire was born.

There are many great styles and designs for both Men and Women to enjoy, with collections being updated monthly.

What’s great about grunge attire is that is something for everyone, for every informal occasion; whether it be a gig/concert/festival, night-out with friends or dress-down Friday at work.

Whatever I have done in life, I have tried to offer the best possible service to people as possible and Grunge Attire is no exception. If there is something you aren’t quite happy with, or there is something you can’t find, then feel to send us a message. We aim to respond to enquiries within 24-hours.

Future plans for Grunge Attire will include creating original designs, so watch this space…

Grunge Attire sounds right up my street! Whilst I don’t have an issue with wearing all black clothing, I get that not everyone is into that sort of style so it’s great to see a brand that is reaching out to those who don’t wish to be all emo and goth with the shade. 😛

I was sent two items to review, a t-shirt and a pair of leggings. I just want to state that I am being honest in my review, whether I’m sent items for free or if I pay for them myself, I am always 100% honest when it comes to reviews.

When these items were ordered for me I was sent a confirmation of this with tracking details, etc. Both items were sent separately which surprised me as I’ve never seen this happen before whether I’ve been sent stuff to review or bought stuff for myself.

Both items took over a week to arrive, one arriving a day before the other. When the first item arrived I kind of understood why it had taken so long, they’d been shipped from China.

I kind of realised that these items were stock brought items from China due to the stock images on the website, as well as when researching certain pieces on the website it took me back to stores similar to Ali Express. I didn’t realise they would be coming direct from there, I thought they’d be from a warehouse or home in the UK, seeing as this is where the brand is from.

This is stated on their website however, which I didn’t think to look at until after the items arrived;

The time frame for order delivery is divided into two parts:

Processing time: Order verification, tailoring, quality check and packaging. All orders are usually sent to our Chinese manufacturer for dispatch within 48 hours after the order is placed and payment is received. The manufacturer and China EMS/China Post process the orders, which takes an additional 2–4 days.

Shipping time: This refers to the time it takes for items to be shipped from our warehouse to the destination. Outside of the US, delivery can take between 20–35 business days. US delivery orders usually arrive within 10-20 business days and are shipped by E-packet, which is a US Postal Service product. After processing and leaving the warehouse, items usually take between 7 and 14 days to arrive at their destination but can take longer from time to time. Please allow up to 20 business days for delivery to a US address, and up to 35 business days for delivery to a non-US address. Note that for some countries, shipping may take longer than estimated.

The second parcel however appeared to have arrived from China to the brand and then was sent to me. I found it odd that one came direct from China to me but the other hadn’t… It doesn’t matter really, it just threw me a little. They arrived in perfect condition though!

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Image taken from Grunge Attire

Image taken from Grunge Attire

  • Torn Elastic Waist Leggings* – £17.99 (link)
The leggings have been given the ‘wear and tear’ treatment with ripped holes on both legs. Perfect for those lazy weekends and easy-living days. Material: Acrylic,CottonBrand Name: SWALLOW BIRD

This was the first item to arrive out of the two and they were folded up nicely in a plastic bag. I took them out and I’m not going to lie I laughed so much when I saw them. These look TINY and I have a massive arse and thighs. There was no way I was going to fit into these. This being said they are stretchy but not THAT stretchy! I put them on and I felt really uncomfortable, they’re not the nicest material in the world but it’s due to the sizing that they weren’t as good as they could have been. I ordered a L which on the website is a 14-16. I’m a 12-14 and these are too small for me. I would have ordered sizes bigger if I actually KNEW they were coming from China.

This sadly isn’t the only issue I had with these. There were threads hanging off in two different places, one on the ankle on the left and one on the side by my thigh on the left. As well as that the little drawstrings on the waistband aren’t even and no matter how much you pull to make them even or even tighten the waistband, it’s just for show. When wearing these the crotch area is really baggy and I would pull them up higher but due to how tight they are because of the sizing, I just can’t make them work. They’re described as being, “Perfect for those lazy weekends and easy-living days.” For me they aren’t due to the sizing. They’re not comfortable whatsoever and even taking them off hurt my legs, I practically had to unfold them. This again is due to the sizing being wrong.

These cost £17.99 and do I think they’re worth it? Sadly no. They’re actually incredibly disappointing leggings for how much they cost and considering I had a pair arrive with loose threads this is VERY POOR, very poor indeed. I know if I was a paying customer I could and would send these back for a refund.

Sadly it’s quite obvious there were made in China and myself and others could go onto eBay and search for these and pay half price for these. I don’t mean to sound bitchy but sadly it’s true. Very disappointing indeed and sadly not worth the price for what they are. I’m not going to lie, it didn’t really set a good opinion on the brand for me.

Also, I would have posted a picture of me wearing these as a comparison but I honestly don’t feel comfortable wearing them and taking them off is uncomfortable. Sorry guys. 😦

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  • Angel (Japanese) T-Shirt* – £15.99 (link)

Whether you are looking for a classic, band or humorous print t-shirt, there are is something here that will look great all year round, whatever the occasion.

As many readers of my blog will know, I love anything Japanese! So when I saw this t-shirt I knew I wanted to review it. This arrived the day after the leggings and sadly after what happened with those, I was quite nervous for how this t-shirt was going to be. Thankfully it wasn’t bad!

Like the leggings the t-shirt came in a plastic bag and when I took it out I did have a slight moment of concern that this may not fit me. If the leggings didn’t fit and were meant to be the size they claim on the website, then would the t-shirt be the same?! Thankfully it wasn’t and it fits quite snug and nicely! It’s a little shorter than I would wear but that isn’t an issue, I can live with that.

The quality of the t-shirt is quite nice and it feels really nice, not too thick and not too thin. The quality isn’t £15.99 worth in my opinion and it reminds me of a t-shirt you could pick up in Primark for £8.00.

I had a quick look and search online to see if it was actually Japanese for Angel and it actually is! It’s the Tenshi for Angel. I can’t wait to wear this t-shirt out and about now to be honest with you, it really is a gorgeous top and it’ll be great for casual wear.

Again, apologies for no picture of me wearing this tee.

Overall, what are my thoughts on Grunge Attire?

They’re great to be honest, there’s definitely some grunge pieces on there as well as some indie too, which is good! The one thing I really don’t like is the prices, I feel they’re too high for the quality of the stock. The images on the website are all stock images, whereas it should be a model wearing them so we can see what they’re like in unison on the same person. I know all this stuff costs time and money, but in my opinion when you’re investing into something anyway, why not go 100%? I mean I Google searched these products and found them online for prices between £5.00-£8.00. Such a price difference!

There also needs to be more accessories on the website. There’s hardly any for women and say I wanted to buy an outfit for a festival, I’d want to grab a bag, some shades and jewellery. There’s no bags on the website and I know it is to me and all other women, bags and shoes are our best friends. 😛

The website and store definitely need some work but it’s a work in progress that needs some TLC.

I think the question my readers are really wanting to know the answer to right now is, “Nat, would you buy anything from Grunge Attire?” and my answer is… No, I wouldn’t. Why? There’s nothing really on the store that shouts out to me to buy it and not just that, again the prices are too high for what I could go on eBay and search for myself, as well as Wish, which is REALLY blowing up the internet right now!

Look I haven’t meant to be bitchy or knock the brand for their prices but I don’t want to see fellow grunge fashion wearers to get ripped off, it isn’t fair. 😦 I told you at the start of this review that I would be honest and I have been! I haven’t been paid for a false review and I NEVER will for as long as I’m writing on my blog.

Would you buy from Grunge Attire? If so which piece(s) would you pick up?

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

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Me and My Technicoloured Cardigan

Please, please, PLEASE excuse the title of this blog post, but you have my dad to thank for that! Well in fact, you have my dad to thank for the blog post in general to be perfectly honest with you.

I mentioned this cardigan recently on my March wish list post (which you can read here) as I had recently stumbled across it on ASOS and wanted it so badly, however they didn’t stock my size at the time.

So, me being the patient person I am (well… Sometimes…) saved it to my favourites on the computer, as well as on my phone. Sadly, my size never did come in stock and before I knew it, the cardigan was sold out.

I was gutted, GUTTED. I even went to Twitter and dropped ASOS a tweet asking if it would be back in stock. They told me they weren’t sure but to keep my eyes peeled.

Now let me tell you, I certainly did my eyes peeled. Like a hawk to be perfectly honest with you! Every chance I got I went onto the page to check if it had come back in stock. Last week I noticed it had come into stock, BUT it was in a size XS. Hell, to the no am I that size so I was grumpy about it. Then a couple of days later it came back in a size M and whilst I MIGHT have squeezed into that size… I didn’t want it. Again, I went into a grump and felt like giving up my hopes of it ever coming out in my size again.

HOWEVER, on Sunday night it did in fact come out in an XL and whilst this isn’t my size, I don’t care about having a size bigger. YES, I have just admitted that I’m an L… Well in this garment anyway. 😛

I was in a spot of trouble however, I’m trying so badly to save money and although I wanted this cardigan really badly and it wasn’t expensive at £35… I was tied.

I’d added it to my basket and was making the steps of going through payment and I stopped. Could I really justify buying this? Did I want to worry about stressing about money? That point was one moments my brain reminds me that I’m an adult and I have responsibilities.

I asked Dane for his opinion and his answer reflected the adult in my mind, he obviously said no.

By the time I had ummed and ahhed about what I was going to do it had sold out. Again, I was gutted that I had somewhat got my hopes up for getting it… But if it was meant to be, it would have been by now.

Later whilst talking to my dad, I had a quick peep at the item again as I was vaguely talking to him about it and guess what? The XL was in stock AGAIN!

I quickly asked my dad, “Hey you didn’t get me anything for my birthday, did you? Well that cardigan is back in stock… Want to buy me that?”

I didn’t expect the answer I got, so when he said, “Yeah I can do. Order it and I’ll send you the money.” I was overjoyed!

So, the title of this post is thanks to him. When I showed him what the cardigan looked like he said how it reminded him of the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which I liked.

My dad was a hippie back in the 70’s so I’d like to think he would approve of me wearing stuff like this. I remember years before him seeing a coat by Joe Browns that he wanted to buy me as it reminded him of something he’d have worn back then. Sadly, he never bought it for me as whilst I may have worn it, it would have only been a handful of times.

I feel like the unicorn and mermaid trends have come and are still sort of sticking around, BUT I feel like in 2018 there will be a rainbow trend hitting and it’ll hit hard this spring and summer along with the 90’s and grunge trends!

As many people will know, Lazy Oaf brought out their rainbow cardigan last year, (sadly it’s currently out of stock) and EVERYONE went mad for it! I did to be honest with you but by the time I’d even heard about it, it had sold out. Now at £75.00, in my mind it’s a bloody rip off for what it is. Fair play if you can afford and justify the price, but personally £75.00 could be a two weeks food shop for myself and Dane.

Not just that though, after looking more and more at the Lazy Oaf cardigan I can’t say I like the shape of it… It looks snug and comfortable from the back, but from the front it looks frumpy and dis-proportioned. On the stock photo the buttons don’t even look like they’ve been done up properly, if that makes sense? Let’s also add, the model looks fucking miserable on the Lazy Oaf website.

I gave up on the idea of ever getting the Lazy Oaf one. As I said, it had sold out everywhere and whenever I looked on eBay and Depop for people selling it, people were either charging more for it than it originally sold for or they were selling fakes. I must give it to people on Depop, they were honest about them being fake, BUT they were using photos bloggers had taken and obviously used on their posts or social media. A good example of this can be the one of YouTuber/blogger Helen Anderson with someone else. It’s a shame this image has technically been “stolen” to be used to make people money online. Yuck, not cool!

So now I had my own rainbow cardigan! I ordered on the Sunday night and my cardigan arrived Thursday. VERY quick for free delivery, which I was equally happy about! It arrived whilst I was at work so I was excited to get home to see it.

Let me tell you, when I opened the package and saw the gorgeous and colourful rainbow stripes looking up at me, I felt happy. There is just something about rainbow stripes that remind me of when I was a child and throughout my early teens.

When holding this in your hands this cardigan can feel quiet heavy… I hope that makes sense! However, when you wear it it is weightless and let me add, extremely comfortable!

As I mentioned before, I picked up an XL when usually I’m an L and whilst this cardigan is oversized, I didn’t expect it to be as big as it actually is! I worried it was a little too big, but to be honest it makes it incredibly comfortable.

It doesn’t remind me of a cardigan to be honest due to the size and if anything, it’s more like a huge blanket!

I wore it for the first time at work on Monday and oh man I loved it and I loved that everyone else did too. I feel like pieces like this can really brighten people up, especially yourself. I had a crap drive to work that morning due to the snow so wearing that cardigan was lovely.

I also wore it out the day after on my day off for my dad and daughter day so it was lovely to finally be able to show it to my dad. To say he loved it is a massive understatement.

This is definitely one of my favourite fashionable buys in a long, LONG time. It’s so unique in every way and even has distressed sleeves and at the bottom of the cardigan itself.

What do you think of the rainbow trend that has appeared? Do you love it, or hate it? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time, I hope you guys have had a great week so far and it continues that way!

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December Wish List ’17

Not going to lie, I didn’t know whether to make this wish list a Christmas with list or just a casual monthly one. Let’s just say I went for the latter! It’ll be Christmas Eve where I do my Christmas wish list, with a funny twist, so please keep your eyes peeled for that in the next couple of weeks.

But for now I decided to focus on things  that I’d love to buy, but probably won’t (well maybe one or two things off of the list… ESSENTIALS YO!) due to Christmas being right around the corner. My wish list is a bit lame this month, but it’ll do the job! 😛

  • Carmex Skinny Dip Limited Edition Unicorn Sugar Plum – £2.59 (link)

I’ve always had a soft spot for Carmex but I always forget about how much I like it until I buy a new tube or jar. I recently bought the cherry flavour for my holiday a few months back and fell in love all over again. I saw online that Skinny Dip were teaming up with Carmex again to bring out not only a unicorn themed jar, BUT also a sugar plum scent/flavour! As soon as I see this in the shops I’ll be picking it up! I need myself a festive lip balm to apply. As sad as it sounds, I’ll probably pick up a couple to stock up! I love sugar plum scented things. 😛

  • A Polar Bear in Love Vol. 1 – £8.91 (link)

I recently heard about this manga from Akidearest, a YouTuber who talks about a lot of Japanese related stuff on her channel. Like myself and many other people, she also does a monthly favourites and this was one of the items from it! It’s about a polar bear who is in love with a baby seal, but the baby seal is just constantly scared that the polar bear will eat it. So it’s constantly running away! The polar bear doesn’t know though how scared the seal is so whenever he attempts to run away, the polar bear just goes after it for cuddles and affection. It just sounds adorable and from the previews I’ve seen, it also looks hilarious! I doubt very much I’ll be getting this for Christmas, so as soon as Christmas and my birthday have been, I’ll be ordering this.

  • Elodie the Unicorn Humidifier – £39.99 (link)

This is an item I wanted to pick up when it was a Kickstarter! I was going to get the full deal of the humidifier, ramen bowl, mug and planter. I was ordering it and getting myself psyched for it, when I found out it would cost £20 for shipping and that didn’t include any import I might be charged. Gutted, I left it. I’m glad I did however because now Firefox, a UK Based online store are stocking this! I’ll definitely be picking this up in the future to use around the house. I want to put essential oils in, lavender before and during bed time, and eucalyptus when me and Dane feel poorly. I know it’s not cheap at £40, but I want it and need it in my life and in my home! 😛

  • Romwe Block Striped Heart Patch Sweater Coat – £18.33 (link)

When Lazy Oaf brought out their BORING rainbow cardigan, the blogging world went crazy. YouTubers were buying it and then everyone else was until it was sold out and not really available anymore. I really wanted the cardigan but over £50 for a cardigan? Oh hell no. As bad as it sounds I scoured Depop and eBay for fakes, but as of yet I just haven’t found one I like the look of, or trust to actually look ANYTHING like the picture. So I left it. Then I recently saw Jess over at iamfoxxtailz talk about this cardigan and show it off in a lookbook (you can read her post about this cardigan here). I thought, “Urgh someone else lucky enough to have and afford the Lazy Oaf one…” But how wrong I was! In actual fact the one she was wearing was from Romwe! I looked for a solid week on the website for it and had zero luck, then whilst writing this post I looked again and eventually found it, IN THE COATS SECTION! This is not a bloody coat!!! I went to order it to be honest but it was saying it would cost me £6.00 postage, which sucks to be honest. Not only that but it’s one size, it could be too small for me, which would suck. I want the oversized look in this cardigan so I can snuggle into it at work, at home and when out and about. I’m tempted to just treat myself to the Lazy Oaf one, but fuck it’s so expensive. That’s a food shop to me. 😛 We shall see what happens!

  • Inc.redible Jelly Shot in shade Watch Me Go – £8.00 (link)

I had a feeling that Nails Inc were going to come out with a lipstick line when they had two lip products in the Beauty of Dreams gift set (which you can read about here) and I couldn’t find them ANYWHERE online! It was just a sneak peak of what was to come as a week or two ago Nails Inc came out with Inc.redible, a new beauty brand that so far has loads of amazing lip products, including these jelly shot tinted lip balms. I really want to get my hands on the green one as it looks amazing both in the tube, as well as on the lips. It leaves a light pink stain which I’m always down with. I’ll definitely be picking this up as soon as I can!

  • Imperial Leather Foamburst Unicorn Marshmallow Shower Gel – £2.00 (link)

This is something I wouldn’t mind picking up to say I tried it and I probably will when I go into Boots next! I’ve used the foamburst shower gel before and they are amazing. They always remind me of when I was a kid when they first came out. Me and my mom both loved these and still do! I’m pretty sure she still buys the vanilla scented ones. Me and Dane have both used the marshmallow hand wash, shower gel and bubble bath by Imperial Leather so I’m pretty sure this marshmallow foamburst will be lovely to use on cold weekend mornings. For £2.00 I don’t mind giving this a go. 😛

So that was my wish list for December! I’m pretty sure there is more stuff I could have added to the list, but my mind has gone blank to be honest.

As I said as well, I will have a Christmas wish list up on Christmas Eve, which will be fun so keep eyes peeled for that! Anything I couldn’t add to this list will definitely be on that one!

What items do you have on your wish lists this month? Both in general and for Christmas, I want to know!

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend!

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