Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Abused – Review

Wow I haven’t written a Jeffree Star review since the summer when the limited edition shades came out. Since then I haven’t really bought many of his liquid lipsticks and not for any reason in particular other than I just want to broaden my liquid lipstick choices.

However I couldn’t pass up the chance to buy Abused before Christmas when Dollhouse became available in the UK to buy from Beauty Bay. I always like to be naughty and buy two lipsticks from Beauty Bay if I intend to buy one. That sounds so naughty if I’m only intending to get one product! 😛

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ANYWAY! This liquid lipstick shade was controversial for quite a while due to the name. A lot of people were saying the navy purple shade was to symbolise bruises, which of course victims of domestic violence have. I didn’t really think about it much until people were talking about it as it just never crossed my mind. Even if that is what the lipstick shade is meant to mean I don’t care. Just because I wear this shade doesn’t mean I think abuse is okay, the complete opposite to be honest. I just think this is a gorgeous shade and when it came out it was unique.

This shade came out as part of a trio blue collection which included Abused, Blue Velvet and Jawbreaker. From doing a little bit of digging around blogs and YouTube these shades came out in the summer of 2015… By the look of it anyway! I don’t own any of the other blue shades, just Abused.

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All the blue shades by Jeffree Star come in blue boxes, which makes a nice change from the hot pink ones. It’s just a shame he didn’t decided to have the tubes match the boxes as well like he did with the Christmas and summer ones.

So enough about the brand, let’s talk about Abused!

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Abused is a unique navy purple shade which I have been longing to have in my collection for a long time! It’s described as “This purpled toned navy blue is one of a kind.” This isn’t the kind of shade people can pass by without commenting on it or taking a second glance.

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Unlike the majority of Jeffree Star Comestics, Abused comes in a limited to blue shades blue box but it is in the same tube as all the liquid lipsticks come in. The applicator is a doe foot and is really fluffy, which means it picks up more product, and therefore leaves more product behind on the lips. The shape of the applicator fits snug onto the lips when applying the product. For quite a long time the Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks haven’t contained any scent but more so recently he has started to add scents to certain shades, one being Abused. When I first opened this to swatch and try on I thought I could smell something and for ages I couldn’t work out what the scent was. Even when I showed my friend Claire she wasn’t 100% sure. I looked up on the website though about scents and I pleasantly discovered that Abused has the scent of Rootbeer Float and it smells AMAZING! I don’t find that it’s too strong when applying and wearing the liquid lipstick and apart from the shade the scent is actually one of my favourite things about it.

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Like the other velour liquid lipsticks I own, Abused is beautifully pigmented, which by now is no surprise to me, due to the high quality of these liquid lipsticks. Due to how dark this looks on people on social media when swatching it I thought it was going to be much darker, but it’s more on the purple shade rather than blue or black, which is great as it means it’s more wearable. Like all the liquid lipsticks this is really pigmented and therefore a little bit goes a long way. Although I can apply this without a lip liner I prefer to apply it with one due to how dark it is. It especially looks gorgeous with a perfectly defined cupids bow.

Like a majority of Jeffree Star’s liquid lipsticks the formula is watery/liquidy, but I actually liked this as it meant I didn’t need to use as much as you would with other products. However it can feel like you don’t have much control on application of these.

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I decided to swatch Abused next to two purple Jeffree Star shades I own. Abused is at the top, Scorpio in the middle (review here) and Virginity at the bottom (review here).

One of the first times I wore this out I was actually rather disappointed with it. Not because of how it wore or anything like that but because with other Jeffree Star shades I’ve never had a problem with transfer, but sadly with this there was blue all over the mug I had been drinking from, which was a major let down! I have since then worn this out again and not discovered any issues so I’m not sure what happened the first time around…

I haven’t yet worn this for work as due to how dark it is I am a little on the paranoid side. I’m sure I’ll gain the confidence to one day however.

Like all liquid lipsticks this will get worn away if you are in contact with any food (or possibly drinks) that contain oil. Re-applying this is really easy as well. You can just apply it to the parts of your lips where needed, or even all over.

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I of course used the “kiss” and “finger” test and usually nothing comes off but as I said I’ve found that Abused does tend to transfer, which is a shame.

I have in the past found these hard to remove and have had to scrub away at my lips to remove the shade, only Masochist to be honest. I apply an oil based remover to a cotton pad and then apply it to the lips and wipe away when I feel the oil has soaked up the lipstick. Even for such a dark shade it comes off really easily, which I really do love.

As I always do here is my mug wearing Abused and looking all cool and stuff… Oh and FYI I am wearing fox pajamas in these pictures. 😛

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Overall what do I think about Abused? Well I had wanted it for ages and I did worry it wouldn’t be worth over a year of lusting after it… However it was in fact worth the wait although the wear time is pretty shit… I did of course worry it wouldn’t suit me due to how dark it is and it being a navy purple shade. I have come to realise over the past couple of years however that darker shades tend to suit me a hell of a lot more than nudes and lighter shades, which I actually love! I don’t wear any makeup other than lipstick so why not be experimental with it? I just love how different and unique this shade is and I love it so much! It’s one I’ll probably wear during the colder months, as well as evenings out in the summer with a dark outfit!

This only recently made it’s way over the pond and to the UK to be sold on Beauty Bay, which you can find here. Currently the shades sell for £16.00 each and there’s so many shades to choose from! You even have the option to pick up some of the summer and Christmas 2016 limited edition shades!

I usually post which shades I want to pick up in the future but sadly I can’t be bothered with doing this anymore considering I want to try and drift away from buying Jeffree Star as much as I used to. I want to try and start buying more Kat Von D as well as try some Lime Crime liquid lipsticks.

But yes that is my review of Abused! Have you tried this shade, if so what did you think of it? What’s your favourite Jeffree Star liquid lipstick shade? 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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Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bauhau5 – Review

I have wanted to write this review the week after I first wore it but I decided to wait until 2017 to kick start off the year with an amazing review, because this one is going to be good! I haven’t fallen in love with a product for quite some time and it is safe to say that my Jeffree Star Cosmetics liquid lipsticks have been pushed aside a little since me buying this in November last year.

When I went to visit my friend Sophi in London I decided to visit the Oxford Street Debenhams store so I could swatch some of the Kat Von D liquid lipstick shades. I have always wanted Bauhau5 but never ordered it from people on eBay, or Sephora, or anything else like that. Well this shade was certainly worth the wait as since me buying it two months ago it has been my go to lipstick. I can’t wait any longer, I have to review this lipstick once and for all!

The first thing you need to know about Kat Von D Beauty if you’re from the UK is that it is FINALLY out for sale here! YAY! No need to use dodgy eBay sellers or paying the odds to get it shipped from America. However the only place you can buy it from is Debenhams. If you aren’t able to get down to the London Oxford Street Debenhams store to buy anything then do not worry, you can order online. WOOHOO! I decided to buy Bauhau5 from the store because I was down there anyway and I wanted to swatch a few shades to get an idea of what I would like to buy in the future from the Debenhams website.

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As I have already mentioned (and the title… DUH!!!) I picked up Bauhau5 which is a deep raspberry shade. I have seen liquid lipsticks like this before, Masochist by Jeffree Star Cosmetics being one of them. However I wanted to try something by Kat Von D and this was the shade I had always been drawn towards. I love wearing my dark shades and especially my pinks, purples and reds. Raspberry pink is a definite win for me when it comes to lipstick thanks to my love of Rebel by MAC Cosmetics.

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I love the packaging for Kat Von D as it just looks so gothic yet expensive and luxurious. The black packaging with silver roses definitely does this for me and what makes me even happier is that the pattern continues onto the product itself. As you can see the black and silver pattern is on the lid of the liquid lipstick, as well as some detailing on the tube itself.

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The applicator is a doe foot like most liquid lipsticks and lip glosses these days and is to me on the small side, which I really like as not everyone has big lips so it means anyone with smaller or thin lips will be able to apply this all over without any worries of over lining or making a mess. The tube for Kat Von D’s liquid lipsticks are long, unlike Jeffree Star’s liquid lipsticks which are shorter. I’m never preferable length wise with the tubes, although I know a lot of people are. I don’t find it any harder or easier to apply with a longer or a shorter wand. I do like the size of Kat Von D’s liquid lipstick though as I find the length of it looks nice and slick, especially as you take it out of a glitzy handbag on a night out. This does also have a scent which I was rather surprised by! I thought it would be scentless to be honest but I am really pleased about the scent as I find the chemical style smell with some liquid lipsticks I own puts me off. This one has a light scent which reminds me of vanilla and very much so reminds me of the smell that you get with MAC Cosmetics lipsticks.

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I can’t compare to any other Kat Von D liquid lipsticks but this is very pigmented to me and it is a beautiful shade! I didn’t know what to expect before I swatched this in Debenhams but I was surprised at what a gorgeous colour it was and by how creamy it felt when applying it to the back of my hand.

Due to the public Twitter and YouTube arguments that happened between Kat Von D and Jeffree Star I feel like I am sounding like I am siding with one or the other (I’m not I don’t give a shit about all that rubbish!) but I found when applying this to my lips and wearing it that it felt more comfortable than Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks. They’re both comfortable, don’t get me wrong but I found due to the creamy texture of Kat Von D’s liquid lipsticks that this felt like I was just wearing a lip balm rather than a lipstick.

I don’t feel like I need to apply a lip liner with this as it’s a thick enough consistency that I can take my time and line my lips. However with Jeffree Star’s liquid lipsticks I find the majority of his shades are watery in consistency and can be a bit more fiddly when applying without a lip liner as a guide. This being said I do feel that I use more of the Kat Von D liquid lipstick over than Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks due to the texture of them.

The true test of a liquid lipstick for me is the staying power. I never ever have a problem with this staying on my lips and I always get lovely compliments on it due to that. It lasts the same amount of time as all my liquid lipsticks do, which is great!

Just a reminder that all liquid lipsticks this will get worn away if you are in contact with any food (or possibly drinks) that contain oil. This lasts throughout my shift at work too, only budging on my lunch break when I grab something to eat, which of course is perfect!I do find if you reapply this however you can tell a little bit when looking close up that you’ve reapplied which I can’t say as I liked but meh nothing that can’t be solved with another coat all over the lips.

I of course used the “kiss” and “finger” test to show off that this product doesn’t come off when in contact with anything, and everyone I have shown it to has been impressed, especially my boyfriend who hates being covered in lip shaped kisses.

I do find that Bauhau5 does stain a little but nothing a couple of cotton pads soaked in make up remover won’t fix!

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I’ve swatched Bauhau5 above Jeffree Star Cosmetics Masochist.

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In good There Might Be Coffee spirit when it comes to reviewing lipsticks, I have to show off my mug wearing them! Dane bought me a selfie ring light for my phone so I’m using that today to show off the colour, woop woop!

So what do I think of the Kat Von D liquid lipsticks? I think they’re fucking amazing! Excuse my language but I love them so damn much. They’re creamy, comfortable to wear, long lasting, reasonable price wise to buy and come in loads of lovely different shades. I don’t want to own all the shades but I want to own the majority of them to be honest. Whenever I go out somewhere nice for the day or I fancy looking good I always go to Bauhau5 as it’s one of my favourite shades to wear and it just feels and looks great when on. This is the sort of colour I will wear all year around, especially in the summer. If you’re after a shade which will get you out of your nude and pale pink comfort zone then I would say go for Bauhau5 as it’s definitely a shade that will suit everyone.

If you want to pick up this or any other shade of liquid lipstick by Kat Von D then here is the link to Debenhams. They cost £16.00 each which I think is a reasonable price. Sadly in store it is only available at the Oxford Street store right now, but I heard that more stores in the UK will be stocking it at the start of this year. AHH EXCITING!

Like I do with the Jeffree Star Cosmetics I’ll be saying at the end of this post which three Kat Von D liquid lipstick shades I want to pick up next!

Mother – A cool pink. (Temptalia review)

L.U.V. – A warm purple.  (Temptalia review)

Nocturna – A deepest grape.  One of the new shades recently revealed and I LOVE IT.

So that was my review! What do you think of Bauhau5 and the Kat Von D liquid lipsticks? Do you own any yourself, if so which shade(s) and what do you think of it/them?

Until next time take care all and I hope you’ve had a great week so far.

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There Might Be Coffee – 2016 Review

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Now this is something I have never done before because I never thought anything special had ever happened to my blog before for me to warrant writing this type of post. However 2016 was the best my blog has been to date and I am so fucking proud of that.

I also saw that The Mini Mermaid had written something like this so she inspired me to do this too.

From having a look at my stats I discovered that the views of my blog in 2016 more than doubled in comparison to 2015! WOW!

2015:
Views – 18,683
Visitors – 12,608

2016:
Views – 39,951
Visitors – 30,987

Top 5 posts of 2016:

Lush Halloween 2016 – 2,560

Give Me Glow Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Bad Gal Review – 2,012

Lancome Juicy Shaker Lip Gloss in Berry In Love Review – 1,866

Lush Intergalactic Bath Bomb Review – 1,649

Lush Christmas 2016 – 1,351

I’m not going to lie when I say I am a tad disappointed that not more of my varied posts weren’t on here… But meh I can’t complain! To be honest I am known for my lip product reviews, as well as Lush reviews as well so these seem apt to be fair.

Since me starting There Might Be Coffee in 2011 my blog has grown and here is how much.

I have written 597 posts.

I have had 91,224 views.

I have had 64,427 visitors.

Finally my best views ever were on the 13th September 2016 with an amazing 597 views on my blog! The post that was live on my blog that day was Big Beauty haul.

So what would I change about my blog in 2017?

I would love to attend more events to be honest! I loved attending all the events that I did in 2016 and it was lovely to meet some amazing bloggers along the way.

I would also love to write more reviews and start doing my look book posts again as I really miss doing those.

To be honest towards the end of 2016 my blog wasn’t as active and posts weren’t being written and published as often as I wanted them to be. Why? Well I work in retail/hospitality and with that comes working all over Christmas and dealing with people getting ready for “the most wonderful time of the year” (didn’t just sing that as I typed it…) so as soon as I came home from work I would be shattered and just want to eat, order presents online, wrap presents, read, play games and chill out.

I have noticed since moving into the house that when I lived at home the first thing I would do other than get changed into my pajamas was turn my laptop on. I don’t do that when I get home from work in my house. I still get changed into my pajamas but more often than not I’ll start doing some housework. My laptop gets put on a back shelf and it’s because I have better things to do now and as boring as I sound, more adult matters.

However I am going to try my hardest in 2017 to keep my blog updated and posts published as often as I can because I genuinely missed writing throughout November and December.

I now have a daily journal I use to write down blog ideas and when I’ll be writing them up etc. I also intend to use a notebook to write blog posts in whenever I don’t get the chance to get on my laptop to type up ideas etc.

What kind of posts would you like me to write in the future? Once a month I might pop a little voting panel up on my Twitter so you can go and vote.

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

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Lush Bubbly Shower Gel – Review

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I want to start off this review by saying that I haven’t loved a Christmas product by Lush since I discovered Snow Fairy about 7 years ago! As well as the Yog Nog scent a couple of years ago when it first emerged. I was gutted when Lush decided not to bring back the Yog Nog soap and bath bomb but I am so glad they replaced the scent with something just as yummy, Bubbly shower gel.

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Lush describe this as:

A bucks fizz breakfast boost packed full of sweet orange oil and fresh grape juice to help your morning go off with a bang, or should that be pop?

To be honest I can’t make the connection with it being like bucks fizz… I can understand why it would be great for in the morning as it is so refreshing and one I use when I do really early shifts for work in the morning to wake me up! It contains both orange and lime oils so it’s a lovely citrus smelling shower gel. It reminds me of something you would pick up and use in the summer months or during a summer holiday, but this is perfect to use to perk you up on dull mornings and days in general really!

I picked this shower gel up last month when I attended the Coventry bbloggers event and I wish I had been really naughty now and picked up a bigger bottle! I nearly bought a 1kg bottle in London from Oxford Street but I was good! I picked up the little 100g bottle for £4.95 but online (and in most stores I’m sure) you can pick up the medium 250g bottle for £9.95 or the large 500g bottle for £16.50. I’m not sure how much the 1kg bottle costs.

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The first thing I heard about Bubbly is how it reminds people of the Celebrate scent with its gorgeous oranges and lemon smell. It’s a lovely orange colour too. I personally think it shares its scent with Golden Wonder bath bomb which is one of my favourites! It’s has quite a thick consistency to it which I rather like as it means a little bit goes a long way and the bubbles and lather it creates are wonderful.

I teamed this up with my Golden Wonder in the bath recently and it was amazing! I used Bubbly as both a bubble bath and as a shower gel and I felt so refreshed and clean afterwards.

It leaves your skin feeling lovely and soft and lightly scented with its orange and lemon smell. I love using it when I’m going out for the day as people always comment that they can smell it lingering. LOVE IT! Due to this I especially love to use it before bed. It’s great getting under the duvet and getting a gentle waft of Bubbly.

I would say if Snow Fairy is too sweet for you and Rose Jam is too floral, then you will LOVE Bubbly! I don’t think I’ve met anyone yet who has said they’re not a fan of this new Christmas edition… If Lush don’t bring it back next year I will be gobsmacked as it is amazing! It’s a shame there isn’t any gold shimmer/glitter in it really as it would be perfect.

I definitely have the largest bottles of this on my wish list (alongside Snow Fairy of course!) and I plan to pick up loads in the sale as I will use this alllllll over the summer.

I don’t really have much more to say about Bubbly apart from that is is a perfect staple, especially if you need a pick me up on the cold mornings that are looming.

What do you think of Bubbly shower gel? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care all and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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Lush Santa’s Postbox Soap – Review *

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Woohoo it is the first Lush Christmas review of the year! I don’t think I reviewed any Christmas goodies last year which is a real shame to be honest. I just never ended up buying anything until the Boxing Day sales… Hey if I can grab loads of bargains then hell why not?!

A couple of weeks ago I attended a Lush bloggers event in their Coventry store (you can read about it here!) and when the event was over they gave us all goody bags which was amazing! I got four items altogether, one being a bubble bar I got to make during the event, as well as the soap I am about to review.

Santa’s Postbox is a new edition to Lush’s Christmas products this year and one I really like. I’ve never been a big fan of the Lush soaps for various reasons, the main one being that I’m allergic to a lot of Lush’s soaps. However I haven’t yet had a negative experience with this soap.

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Lush describe Santa’s Postbox as:

Attention please! Attention please!
Last call for post! No time to freeze!
Rush to the postbox. Lick the stamp.
Ignore the painful writer’s cramp.
Ha ha, you’ll say, new gifts for me!
Ho ho, he’ll answer, wait and see!

The colourful envelopes and presents inside every chunk of this soap were posted before yours, so there’s no time to waste! When you’re ready to seek out the nearest pillar box, simply follow your nose. Fresh satsumas are squeezed to give this an energising, citrusy scent. Orange flower absolute, bergamot and Sicilian mandarin oils evoke the inimitable excitement of peeling the satsuma at the bottom of your stocking.

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The soap before it is cut up looks amazing and just like a red British postbox and shares it’s scent with Satsuma bath bomb. The bath bomb was originally called Dashing Santa but Lush have changed it this year and also made it an Oxford Street Exclusive. It smells as you can guess just like juicy satsumas and like oranges and lemons which I love! It’s really nice to use in the evenings as a pick me up and in the mornings before work to wake me up. Depending how the big postbox soap is cut depends on the colour of your chunk of soap. Mine is mostly red with one dark orange patch. I love the colour of it.

As this contains extra virgin coconut oil it means it’s lovely and moisturising for the skin, which I love as when the weather gets colder my eczema really does hit strongly, so I need something that will calm it down during the week when it’s flaring.

I mostly use this soap in the bath after a long day at work as well as for using to shave with both in the shower and in the bath. That’s what I mostly do with Lush soaps as I find they work great for shaving due to the creamy lather they produce. However due to the gel like consistency of this soap it doesn’t lather up as creamy as (for example) Rock Star soap would.

I have noticed the past couple of days a little bit of a drying on my legs and I’m unsure if this is from the soap or from something else. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was from the soap sadly but I’ll make sure to keep my eye on it of course!

Sadly I don’t know what size chunk Lush gave me, but I can only assume that it was their standard 100g size. The soap is available to buy in a small 100g size for £3.25, a medium 250g size for £8.10 or a large 500g size for £16.25.

Personally I probably wouldn’t pick Santa’s Postbox up again, not because I don’t like it because I love it, but because I want to try other soaps instead.

I know this isn’t a very long Lush review but I’m not going to lie… What can I really say about a soap? 😛

Have you tried Santa’s Postbox? If so what do you think of it? Or if you haven’t tried it yet would you like to pick it up? Also!!! Make sure to let me know what your favourite Lush Christmas product is this year.

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

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* This item has been donated to me either for review purposes or for free after an event.

YY Kawaii iPhone 6 Case – Review

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Oh boy have I been excited to write this review! For quite a long time I have wanted a custom case for my iPhone (both the 5 and the 6) from the amazing YY Kawaii store!

The store has been open on Etsy since 2012 and is still going strong. I browse the store every other month and I can easily tell that it has gained interest through the amount of activity on its Instagram page. It is based in the UK and it’s become very popular with lovers of anime from all over the world.

As I mentioned before I had wanted a customised case from YY Kawaii for as long as I can remember but every time I settled on what I wanted I also thought, “Meh better save my money.”

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Recently they posted something for sale on their Instagram page which I messaged them straight away about. We discussed the item in particular and how I could have it on a phone case and a couple of weeks later my case had arrived and I was using it on my phone. So I thought I would be pretty cool to write a review about it, as well as my experience with buying a custom case from YY Kawaii.

The first thing I will say is how lovely and friendly the seller is. I don’t actually know her name otherwise I would call her by that. Sorry. 😦 I approached her about the design I wanted to get and even though she had stated on Instagram that she was going to bed she messaged me back straight away. Half an hour later we had agreed on a design and a payment had been sent.

There are various ways you can customise your case including the colour of the whip, if you want to add extra figures to the case, the type of case, etc. I like how you can really create something unique, which is what I think is one of the best things about YY Kawaii.

When creating my case I was shown what it would look like before the whip was applied (it acts like a glue to hold everything together) and I wasn’t keen on a bow that the seller had added to the design, so she changed it for a macaroon for me!

Money wise I will say that these cases are quite pricey for what they are in my opinion for various reasons… But they’re nice as a treat. Of course I will get into why I think they’re pricey…

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As you can see I went for a case with a Pokemon card on, the card obviously being a Flareon, the fire evolution of Eevee. Regular readers of my blog will know I am a huge Pokemon nerd and that the Eeveelutions are my favourites (alongside Mew, Cubone and Ampharos).

Beforehand I had wanted a case with an Eevee and Mew figure on… But I sadly changed my mind due to money and other reasons. If any cute figures of these two go up for grabs via Instagram in the future I may ask to have a jewellery box made up instead.

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I waited what felt like forever for this to be made and arrive and I was so excited when it did! It came in a little purple pouch and even included some Love Hearts sweets, which I gave to Dane as I’m not a fan of them.

After wresting to take my Mew phone case off I finally managed to get my Flareon one on and to be honest I loved it but I had a few mixed feelings about it. My Mew case is very sturdy as it’s built to protect your phone from bumps, scratches and especially from the screen smashing. Due to this the Mew one feels good to hold. Sadly although the Flareon case looks beautiful it doesn’t feel like it’s going to prevent my phone from getting damaged if I accidentally drop it.

When taking the case on and off my phone I worry various times that it might crack on the sides. This has happened to phone cases I have owned in the past, which is a shame. I didn’t realise at the time of ordering my case that you could pay extra to have a more secure feeling to it… If I’d have known I would have upgraded to that.

The case is really easy to put onto the phone as it just clips into place but taking it off is a bit of a struggle. I guess it means it’s secure and won’t fall off or break off easily, which is nice really. I guess I just want to be able to take it off just as quickly and easily as it takes to put it on.

Another issue I have encountered is putting it down on a surface (a table being a good example). It’s not exactly easy to lie the phone down on its back when it’s covered in bits and pieces. So sadly I’ve had to place the phone on the screen… Which isn’t nice to think about as I constantly worry it’ll get scratched! Also because of how chunky this case is you can’t put it in your pocket as easily.

Although I love this phone case and have so far used it a handful of times, I don’t like leaving it on my phone. I much prefer to use my Mew phone case.

The YY Kawaii cases are gorgeous and I love mine to bits, but they aren’t practical at all. I don’t know if it’s my age, my job, or just because of the phone case I have had for so long being so good but I guess my excitement for this case has been let down because of its impracticality.

In total this cost me £18 for the case and £4.50 for the postage. As I said, not cheap but nice if you want something unique, different and eye catching. If anything these are great for presents for Christmas and birthday as you can really put a lot of thought and effort into making a friend or loved one a more personal gift.

It has been made beautifully and I really do love and appreciate that. I feel like I’m sounding as if I’m bashing YY Kawaii but I’m really not! Their cases are gorgeous and hell I would gladly buy another one but they aren’t cheap and as I said they are great as a treat, or even as a gift. I do put it down to me being in my late 20’s and in a job where I don’t get to have my phone on me to show it off and due to that it does suck.

If you love anything cute and kawaii then definitely give YY Kawaii a look over on their Etsy page! They don’t just make phone cases, they’ll also customise cases for laptops, iPads, mirrors, jewellery boxes, etc. I know I would love to get a mirror and box made by them in the future. Their pieces are unique and beautiful and there is nowhere else on the market that will make products like this as good as YY Kawaii do.

What do you think of the Flareon phone case I had made? Would you use it or not? Make sure to let me know your opinions in the comments below.

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

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Build-A-Bear Eevee

At the start of September I made a very big purchase and a somewhat childish one at that. but you know what? I think everyone has been buying this plushie since its release and I’m sure you can tell from the title that it’s Pokemon related.

As soon as Pokeshopper announced that Build-A-Bear would be releasing an Eevee plushie everyone went crazy! It wasn’t meant to come out for ages but due to everyone’s excitement for Eevee Build-A-Bear were good enough to release it sooner, at the start of September.

I was going to order mine as soon as it was released but I took the risk of it still being for sale later that day and sadly it had sold out. I was gutted as were other people like myself. I wanted the limited edition version online (link here), that came with certain pieces you could only get with ordering online.

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These were also out in some stores across the UK, but I know at the time of writing this post one of my local stores isn’t stocking Eevee yet… I don’t know why. I’m sure it’ll be in stock soon!

So when these finally came back online I made sure to order one! I had to wait a couple of days for it to arrive and it was delivered the day both me and Dane were at work, so I had to wait until my day off the next day to go and pick it up.

It was totally worth the wait! I felt like a little kid at Christmas when I went to pick this up with Dane and happily carried around the box it was inside.

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When we finally got home after running some errands I was finally able to open my Eevee and it really is amazing.

Ordering online isn’t the same as going into a store and making it yourself and a part of me was saddened about that, but at the same time I was relieved. I get very anxious in Build-A-Bear as I feel like I shouldn’t be in there. I know that people my age and older buy and make Build-A-Bear’s all the time… But I guess I just feel out of place and don’t get the experience there that I used to get when I was younger.

This isn’t so much of a review by the way, more me just showing you the little cutie I got and the exclusive goodies you get with it. I will warn you though this post is going to be picture heavy!

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You get five things with the exclusive set online, your Eevee plushie, a Pokeball sleeper, an Eevee Pokemon Trading Card exclusive to Build-A-Bear, a sound box with 5 Eevee sounds on it (I think this is only available online…) and the Eeveelutions cape which is only available online in this set.

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The set itself wasn’t cheap at £48.50 to be honest but to me it was worth it and has been my September treat.

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This has been a really nice edition to the house and is something I find myself snuggling with on the sofa when me and Dane are watching a movie, or when I’m doing blog work and playing games. I know I sound like a huge kid saying that but I’m weird I like to have something to snuggle into. I put this down to the way I hunch over on myself. I guess having the Eevee to snuggle against stops me from hunching as much as I should.

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As well as that Dane had to do a night shift recently and I was on my own for the first time in the house, which frightened me a lot. It was nice to have the Eevee to snuggle against whilst I attempted to sleep. Also after watching an alien themed horror movie lately I ended up having night terrors and even though Dane was there it didn’t help. The Eevee did somewhat however. I should write a post about how I get night terrors from alien horror movies… Maybe someday. 😛

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ANYWAY! The outfits for Eevee are very cute and have obviously been thought of quite a bit… Personally I would have thought Build-A-Bear would have played with the idea of all the Eeveelutions becoming onesies that you can dress the Eevee up in. I would have wanted to buy them all to be honest. 😛 The cape doesn’t really make up for it in that sense, but the cape is gorgeous and soft! I won’t be using it for the Eevee much as it seems to nice. My Eevee currently has the sleeper on, which is lovely and soft and looks really nice. I don’t like the hood up on it myself as I think it hides how cute its face is.

The voice box Eevee comes with is amazing, but I am rather disappointed that it has the English voices for Eevee as I kind of wanted the Japanese ones. The Japanese name for Eevee is Eievui by the way! I’ve put a video above of how I kind of expected it to sound. Either way I am really happy with it.

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The plushie itself is beautiful and everything that I wanted from it. It’s a soft material with feels relaxing to touch and nice to snuggle up to. With ordering online I didn’t get a choice about how soft or hard I wanted it to be stuffed but they did an amazing job as it feels perfect to me. Of course in store you can have it however you want. The fluff around Eevee’s next is soft and fluffy too. A lot of people are complaining that the tail should have matched the neck. I don’t really mind the way it’s been designed to be honest. I think Build-A-Bear did an amazing job! Due to how soft and relaxing it feels to touch and stroke it I think this will be a great toy for children with anxiety or forms of autism, due to the sensory feel of it. I know it helped with my anxiety whilst I was on my own in the house and during my night terrors.

Before getting my Eevee in the post I was going all over YouTube to see what peoples experiences had been with making theirs, as well as any reviews they may have done. I found one where the girl was offered a scent inside of her Eevee. If I had of known about this I may have gotten something inside of mine. Probably lavender to relax me. It was a shame to find out I wasn’t offered this when ordering online. I think they should be encouraging it really like they do in store, the same goes with the beating heartbeat too as I may have gotten that also.

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Something I am a bit bleh about with my Eevee is that there is a taught piece of string on one of its hind legs that feels horrible when you touch it. I don’t have a clue what to do with it. I’m hoping to take my Eevee to a Build-A-Bear store with me today to see if I can get it fixed. I could probably do it myself but for what I paid I shouldn’t have to. Also I don’t want to worry that I damage my Eevee, as it wasn’t exactly cheap.

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Other than that I am extremely happy with my Eevee. I haven’t got a name for it yet, so we’ll probably just stick with calling it Eevee to be honest. I know a lot of people have named theirs. I am crap with names, I really am!

If you are a huge Pokemon nerd like I am then this is right up your street and if you haven’t bought one already, THEN WHY NOT?! I have heard and been told that these cost £21 in store, with the Pokeball sleeper costing £10. I don’t know for sure if the voice box is available in store but if it is it’ll cost you £6.50.

These will also make a great addition for children if they love Pokemon, especially Eevee. It’s a cute Pokemon at the end of the day!

One thing I hope that Build-A-Bear do is play with the Pokemon theme for a while. I’d love to see the original three starters for sale and also Mew! I would snap Mew up in a heartbeat to be honest. A part of me wants to buy Pikachu now so I have both of the Pokemon plushies, but I’m not all that fussed. I actually love my Eevee so much and I’m so pleased that I bought it!

What do you think about the Eevee Build-A-Bear? Do you like it? Have you already ordered one online or been into a store to build it? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

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

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