Listen Flavor 2016 Lucky Bag Contents

My last post was about the Listen Flavor lucky bags currently on sale at Dreamy Bows. A couple of days ago mine arrived so I thought I’d share the contents with you.
Pretty pink packet ❤

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Inside the packet was this awesome purple tote bag containing the mystery items. The bag fastens with a zip but is made of thin material which won’t be very strong. I’ll probably only use it for carrying light items anyway. The tag was secured through the label at the side so there’s no way anyone could look inside. This lucky pack version seems to have a Rock N Roll/cats vibe to it.

The ‘Wonder Cats’ long sleeved top was already advertised as being inside. It’s a size M but will fit a 8/10/12/14, I don’t think it will fit larger than a small 14 though. The print is super cute and it’s nice fabric which is slightly stretchy. Cats with glam rock makeup, how could you not like it?

I received two t-shirts in my pack. I really like them both. The blue ‘Pounce’ tshirt is a similar fabric to the top above. It’s fairly thick with a bit of stretch, feels nice quality. It’s a size M but would easily fit a UK 12/14 and smaller. This is my favourite item in the pack! It’s super cute, I love the design and the blue is such a gorgeous colour.

The other top with the ladies face on it is much thinner so would be great for summer. It’s also a size M. Due to it being a thinner/lighter fabric it’s not as fitted or clingy and has quite a bit of stretch. I wish it was a slightly nicer colour rather than a peach/beige but I really love the design and fabric. Would easily fit a 12/14 and smaller.

I also received a long-sleeved ‘Thrill Dizzy’ jumper/sweater which is a really nice pastel lilac (my camera is rubbish with purple). It’s an oversized design with really long sleeves. This will easily fit larger than a UK size 14. I personally don’t like the fabric though, it’s really thin and has an unusual texture and feel. I’m not really sure how to describe it. It’s great for summer as it can easily be layered over other clothing without fitting too snug or making you hot. I’m not too keen on the design or the colours used for the logo, also not keen on the Thin Lizzy type reference.

The final item was this hooded top in a mint green. It features more cats but with KISS makeup. It’s an awesome design and I love the colour but it’s made from the same fabric as the jumper above so I’m not too keen on it. It does have a hood and two side pockets though. Again it was a size M but it’s oversized like jumper so will fit slightly larger than a UK 14. If the fabric had been thicker I’d have kept it, even though I’m not much of a KISS or cat fan.

Overall I’m happy with what I got and it’s amazing value. I would risk one again another time.

Pricing summary:

All the items have a tag on which states the Japanese price including tax. I decided to roughly convert these in to GBP so you can see what the saving is like and how good value the lucky bag is.

Pounce T-shirt: 3132 Yen, £19
Cat Lady T-shirt: 4212 Yen, £25
Wonder Cats Top: 5292 Yen, £32
Thrill Dizzy Jumper: 3996 Yen, £24
KISS Cats: 5940 Yen, £35.45

 
The lucky bag was priced at 7560 yen which is roughly £45 (though it was sold at £64.99 by Dreamy Bows due to import costs etc). The items total 22,527 Yen which is around £135 that’s an amazing saving of £90 (or £70 based on the Dreamy Bows price) so it’s definitely worth it.
*Prices based on current conversions and are approx*

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Listen Flavor Lucky Bags in the UK

Hello wonderful blog readers, something exciting happened yesterday that I need to share with you. Are you familiar with lucky packs/bags that lots of Japanese shops sell in the New Year? They are called Fukubukuro and are full of mystery items.
Here is a little bit more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukubukuro

Most of the main shops and brands put one together and you can make a huge saving, though obviously there is always the risk you won’t like the contents or they won’t fit. Plus as the item is coming from Japan you will have shipping and customs on top. It can also take a really long time to arrive. So, here’s the exciting bit, Harajuku based cute/creepy/pastel/punk brand Listen Flavor are stocked here in the UK by Dreamy Bows and they have Lucky Bags! Plus it’s free shipping within the UK (more to Europe) BUT there will be NO CUSTOMS fee. (Outside of Europe there will be though). I think this is awesome news and I hope that Dreamy Bows continue to grow and stock more brands then maybe we can get other lucky packs too.

The lucky bag is available here: http://www.dreamybows.com/listen-flavor-lucky-2016~p483.html
It costs £64.99, shipping is free in the UK and you typically get two t-shirts, a long sleeved sweater top and a hooded top. T-shirts usually retail at £25, other tops are around £30 and hoodies are £40 so it’s an amazing deal. Also you get a cool zip fastening tote bag and one of the items is this super cute “Wonder Four” cats long sleeved top.

I ordered one already as soon as they went on sale and I’m so excited for it to arrive. I shall review it when it gets here.

You can check out Listen Flavor items here on their official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/listenflavorofficial/?fref=ts

Drix Productions, Mugs – Review

Now that Christmas is out of the way and everyone has opened their presents I can share my review of the wonderful artist ‘Drix Productions’. When searching for Christmas gifts I came across their etsy shop which was filled with wonderfully cute designs that I knew my friends would love. I checked out their facebook too so I could see what other designs they may have and eventually settled on ordering some mugs. They do stickers, mugs, badges, prints, keyrings, jewellery, etc.
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drixproductions
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drix.pro/?fref=ts
The designs I liked weren’t featured on their etsy but I knew they had recently been exhibiting at a convention so I contacted them via facebook to see what mugs they had left. It turned out that they own a special machine so can print whichever design I wanted straight away, how cool is that? As a result they could make me the mugs to order within a day! I placed my order via their facebook page and paid with paypal. They were very fast at responding to messages and extremely helpful and friendly. I even got a slight discount as I was ordering 4 mugs and they sent me photos of the finished mugs to check I was happy before sending them to me. The mugs are £6.50 each (though I got a slight discount on mine) and postage was £3.90 for second class recorded. They posted them a couple of days after I paid and I had them within a week.
Packaging:

They arrived inside a plastic packet, the address label had a cute unicorn sticker on it! Inside the mugs were all in strong individual boxes. I was so worried about unpacking them in case they might have gotten damaged (Royal Mail aren’t always super careful with packages) and the parcel did make a strange jingling sound. It turned out the sound was due to a keyring inside a mug though, no damage anywhere, yay! Each mug was inside a plastic bag in a bubble wrap packet to keep it safe in the box. The boxes are also really strong.

Mugs:

*My photos don’t do them justice, sadly the light in winter is not great so my photos are a bit dull. I always prefer to use natural light though as it shows things more true to colour*

Alpaca ~

Narwhal ~

Raptor ~

Alien ~

Included in each mug was a care information sheet with tips to keep your mug looking great for longer.  In one of the mugs was a cute note, free keyring, holographic unicorn card and extra business cards. I particularly like the note paper they used ❤

I’d asked for 4 business cards so I could include them in the mugs and my friends would know who they were by, I think they actually gave me 5. The mugs themselves look so professional. The colours are really bright and strong and the designs are crisp. The picture has a sheen to it as well, they are amazing quality. Plus, how cute are the actual drawings! so talented! I’m really happy with my mugs, the seller is awesome in every way, the customer service was great, the mugs are wonderful and they arrived so fast. The only thing that makes me sad is that I don’t have a mug of my own, I should have bought 5. I highly recommend them!

Accessorize Cute Jan Sale Items

The January Sales are on and I’ve found some super cute bargains at Accessoriez. Here are my top cute picks.

*All images belong to accessorize.com*

Website: http://uk.accessorize.com

Bags & Purses:

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Fox Purse – £4
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Owl Purse – £5
*Also available as a bag*

9072276471838Robot Bag – £10.50
*Can also get a bag charm in the same design*

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Space Rocket Bag – £10.50
*Can also get a bag charm in the same design*

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Chocolate Milk Carton Bag – £20

 

Accessories:

 

Various Cute Socks from – £1.05

Various Shades of Pastel Nail Varnish – £1.50

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Pearl Cat Ear Headband – £4

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Bunny Slippers – £6

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Panda Slippers – £6

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Boot Slippers – £8.50

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Polar Bear Boot Slippers – £9.50