Friday, December 4, 2020

The best gifts for Baby Yoda fans

If you have Mandalorian fans in your house then this gift guide is perfect for you.

If there's one thing we've looked forward to during this strange year then its been the release of The Mandalorian. Not only is the series amazing to watch but it's brought us some much loved new characters. I have to admit The Child has quickly become one of my favourite Disney characters with his cuteness being irresistible. There's been so much wonderful merchandise released and quite frankly, I want it all. 

Here are the best gifts for Baby Yoda fans:

Baby Yoda 2021 Square Wall Calendar - Danilo *

This calendar is by far the cutest in the galaxy. I can't wait to see this loveable face every morning. It features 12 pictures along with cute quotes and each day is shaped with The Child Pram. My favourite month is March featuring a quote that says 'When the boss is looking for you at 5pm'. I don't want to give the pictures away in this post but if you head over to my Disney Instagram account then you will soon find some sneak peeks.

At the time of publishing this calendar costs £9.99 and you can buy it direct from Danilo.

Baby Yoda The Child Backpack by Danielle Nicole - Truffle Shuffle 

When I saw this bag I knew I had to have it. The pictures don't do it justice. It feels beautiful and has an amazing sparkle to it. I have no shame in admitting I treat it like my baby when I use it. It's designed by Danielle Nicole (one of my favourite Disney bag designers) and it would make one very special Christmas gift under the tree this year. 

At the time of publishing the post it costs £79.99 from Truffle Shuffle.

The Child Shadow Palette - ColourPop Cosmetics

For beauty fans, The Child limited edition eyeshadow palette from ColourPop Cosmetics is a must. It features vibrant olives, golds and neutral tones.

The Child Metal Water Bottle - Half Moon Bay

Keep hydrated with this Baby Yoda metal water bottle. It's perfectly sized for Santa to pop in a stocking. It's currently £18.99 (at the time of posting) and available from Half Moon Bay.

The Child All Over Print T-Shirt by Cakeworthy - Truffle Shuffle

This cute tee is actually on my own Christmas Wishlist. I adore the colour and pattern. Cakeworthy have fantastic prints and this is definitely one of them. It's available at Truffle Shuffle and at the time of this post being published it cost £29.99.

The Child Bamboo Lunch Box - Very Neko

This adorable lunchbox will make your snacks at work seem irresistible. We've all loved watching The Child swallow up his favourite bites to eat and who can forget the episode when he was eating all the eggs!! It's available from Very Neko and at the time of publishing it cost £14.99.

There are so many more items I could have included such as the sought after animatronic The Child but these are my top picks. 

*Items marked with this Asterix have kindly been gifted to me*

Please note that some images are my own and others are taken from the shops included in the post.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

10 Disney Park Withdrawal Symptoms

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I am currently suffering with Disney Parks withdrawal. Yep it's an actual illness. Any die hard Disney fans will tell you that the Disney blues are real and boy do they hit you hard. Whilst the illness is not life threatening or dangerous it can cause many side effects such as intense cravings to get to a Disney park and when that can't be achieved you feel like you've had the magic sucked out of you. Read on to see if you are affected.

Symptoms of Disney Park Withdrawal:

1) Booking a Disney Holiday

You've got your magical planner out and you have priced up every Disney park and will head to which ever one suits your budget. You've already compared prices of hotels, Disney packages, flights and food. You've listed everything in pretty colours and decorated the price lists with Mouse heads. You've pretty much packed your suitcase already.

2) Checking the Disney Parks Apps

You're not even in a park, in fact you're sat at home in bed in your Disney Primark Pyjamas looking at the queue times. You are literally raging that Flight of Passage is only 45 minutes!!!!! 

3) You have a Disney Instagram Account

The easiest way to feed your Disney Park cravings is to surround yourself with people with a common interest. You have started up a Disney instagram account and you just can't get enough. Pictures, IGTV, Reels, what more could you ask for than thousands and thousands of Disney obsessed people in the Disney community sharing your passion.

FYI - Here's a link to my Disney insta cause I've obviously got one, My Instagram

4) Finding a Magical Shopper and Buying EVERYTHING

This point follows on from point number 3. Following the Disney community means you're faced with seeing so much Disney merch and clothing. You can't get over the fact that they released that much coveted Spirit Jersey after you've left the parks and you just have to have it. That's where your magical shopper comes in. They will find it for you, pack it up and ship it over. You don't even care that the customs fee will most likely set you back more than a trip to the cinema for 2. It's worth it. You have to have all the stuff!!!

5) Wearing your Ears

You wear your ears all around your house but when the Disney blues really kick in, you wear them anywhere and everywhere. You stare at them and plan your next Disney park outfits.

6) Waffle Breakfasts are a Thing

Mickey shaped Waffles and Pancakes are now a thing for you.

7) Listening to Disney Music

It's a small world is on repeat, you're smiling, you're happy. Next up is Fantasmic and those memories make you start crying ugly tears. Take me home!

8) Watching YouTube Videos

You spend a lot of your free time watching your favourite Disney you-tubers especially the one's who are still visiting the parks. The sights, the sounds, the smells, you feel it all. It's like you're back home.

9) Getting Crafty

You have been browsing your Disney things for too long. You've come up with lots of grand ideas on how to make them look pretty and stand out. You've ordered endless things from Etsy etc. You've started scrapbooking, your pins are now organised in box frames and on flag pennants, you have an ear holder, you're making gifts.You name it, you've pinterested it and you've started it. You may not have finished it but you've made a start and that makes you feel joyful.

10) Browsing Old Photos

You've been looking at Facebook and Instagram archives. Why oh why have you reminded me of my Dole Whip? You evil social media channel. You stare at your albums endlessly and flitter between bouts of sheer joy and magic to an intense feeling of sadness. 

Do you have any of these symptoms? If so I feel you. Let's all wish on a star and hope we can be back in the magic soon.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

BB-8 Disneybound

On my most recent trip to Disneyland California I stepped out of my bounding comfort zone and chose a few Star Wars characters to bound as, one of them being BB-8. Galaxy's Edge is one of my favourite areas in Cali so I knew Disneybounding as some of the characters would make the trip there even more special and enjoyable.

A BB-8 Disneybound is pretty easy to do especially as there are lots of options for clothes in orange and white with spring/summer styles currently hitting the stores.

Here are the details of mine:

My amazing ears are by my awesome friend Hannah Marie Magic. If you follow me on Instagram then you'll know how much of a fan I am of her ears seeing as they are in most of my pics. 
These BB-8 ones are so pretty and sparkly. Everybody was commenting on them when I was in the park.

This orange t-shirt is from Next. If you search orange sleeve interest t-shirt you'll be able to find it. The price when I was writing this was £14. It's super comfortable.

My skirt is the basic box pleat mini skater skirt from Boohoo which cost only £6.40 which I thought was an absolute bargain as I'm bound to wear it many times.

How cool is this bag?!!! It's actually a Loungefly bag which I bought from Geekcore. It was on sale for £29.99. It's a great size bag for the parks as it fit my purse, camera, phone, make up and snacks in it.
Geekcore have a huge range of Loungefly bags and they even have a BB-8 rucksack which is super cute.

Here's a list of other Disney characters in orange that you could reuse the t-shirt with:

  • Toulouse
  • Nemo
  • Tigger
  • Rajah
  • Hercules
  • Tod
  • Hank
  • Jacques
  • Marlin
  • Rocket Raccoon 
  • Shere Khan
  • King Louie
  • Scar
  • Oliver
  • Doc

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