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Kawaii Box Unboxing And Review

I was gifted this products for free in return for a blog post and YouTube content. All opinions are my own!

For the longest time, I have wanted to work with Kawaii Box. I have always wanted one of their boxers but I just figured that I couldn’t afford it so I gave up on the idea.

That was until Kawaii Box allowed me to receive one of their boxes to review and unbox for you lovely readers.

I was so excited for this Box to arrive, I had been waiting at the door everyday at post time so that I wouldn’t miss the box.

As soon as the boxes arrived, I was so excited. I rushed to my desk to unbox it straight away!

The box was the Valentine’s Day box which was perfect because I received it a day before Valentine’s Day.

Also, can we just take a minute to talk about the packaging! How effing beautiful is the box?!

I’ll talk a little about each item first.

The first thing that I pulled out the box was a super cute DIY bracelet bead kit. This was adorable and I decided straight away that I was going to make a bracelets as soon as I’d finished this post and edited my YouTube video. Although I’m an adult, I still appreciate a bit of fun so this bead kid was lovely. If you have kids, it would be a fun thing to do together.

The second thing that I noticed was the pink trinket box. This little heart shaped box is just the cutest! I’m going to use it to store any spare craft pieces and buttons. I think it would look super cute on my desk.

I then found some SakuPan panda snacks. I didn’t want to share my snacks with anyone as they were super yummy. I did end up giving one to Simon though and he weirdly didn’t like them. He doesn’t like strawberry flavoured things though and these were strawberry flavoured so that’s to be expected.

Following the super yummy snacks, I pulled out some adorable Pompompurin socks. They are super fluffy and kawaii and I just love them so much. In fact, I am wearing them as I type this.

In the box, there was also a super kawaii Hello Kitty and Pompompurin dish. This dish would be perfect on a bedside table where you can put your watch and rings and anything else you can think of. It would just look the absolute cutest.

Also, there was a lovely cat pass. I think that’s what I’m going to call it. It’s like a pass that ‘professional’ wear on a lanyard and I love it. If you know me, then you’ll know that I love lanyards.

Possibly my least favourite thing (which I still really enjoy) was a pink squishy heart. It is a slow rising squishy which I love and it also comes on a little chain so you can hang it on stuff.

Another thing that I received in the box was a mechanical pencil. It has a little sweet charm on it and although it arrived broken (but I fixed it), I still love it.

One of the other things that I receive were some panda stickers. Simon claimed these straight away and now they are his. He loves stickers a lot (which is odd for a 26 year old man) but ya know..

Lastly, I received a keyring. It has an adorable love heart on it and there’s also too little jars of pixie dust on them.

If you would like to receive your own Kawaii Box then here’s a little giveaway for you. 

Mxrshmallowqueen Kawaii Box Giveaway

I loved receiving my Kawaii Box and if you want to receive your own then you can check out their store here. It’s free shipping worldwide which is great!

Also, don’t forget to head to my YouTube channel to see my Kawaii Box Unboxing!

Health · Lifestyle

Calling Bull On The Body Positivity Movement

If you spend any time on social media, you will know that a big thing at the moment is body positivity. People are being told to love themselves no matter what size they are.

I know that the body positivity movement comes from a good place but can we please stop spreading this damaging rhetoric? I know that it’s mean to be ‘positive’ hence the name but it’s not positive.

Self-love in VERY important. I get that!

But, what I’m really sick of is people using the body positivity movement to promote obesity and fatness.

I’m sick of the “all bodies are beautiful, accept people for who they are” bullshit. This only promotes diabetes and laziness.

I get that not all people are in the position where they can head to the gym and some people can’t afford to have fruit and veg with every meal. But… somehow these people can afford takeaways most nights and all that expensive junk food.

Being overweight isn’t healthy. So please, can we just stop saying how big is beautiful. Big is dangerous.

I used to believe that as long as I loved myself then it’s all okay but it’s not okay because I should love myself enough to want the best for my body!

That is why I’m fighting and pushing myself to lose the weight. I don’t want to die young, I want to live a happy, healthy life and you should love yourself enough to want to as well…

Lifestyle

A Little Q&A

I love Q&As as they are a great way to find out more about people. So, I asked on Twitter for people to send me some questions and they lovely Twitter people did.

Aside from your phone/laptop, what’s one object you couldn’t live without and why? – What Abigail Says

I would say my laptop but since I can’t say that, I’m going to do with my favourite teddy called Rosy. I have had her since I was very young and she is my most favourite possession. I also have another teddy bear called Honey who is also super precious so really, I can’t live without either of them.

Rosy (left) and Honey (right)

Who is your favourite book character(s) & why? – Raiin Monkey

Okay… so… I thought about this for a while and I think that my favourite character is Eleanor from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. She is quirky and she isn’t afraid to be different. A few other characters that I love are:

  1. Cath from Fangirl.
  2. Callum from Noughts and Crosses.
  3. Lara Jean from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.

What’s your ultimate favourite Disney film and why?! – Coffee & Corfu

Oh my gosh, this is such a difficult question to answer! After a lot of thought, I think I’m going to have to go with Monsters Inc. It’s the film that I remember most from my childhood and probably the film that made me love Disney most of all. I also love Mulan and anything with Chip n Dale in.

Do you play video games if so what is your favourite? – The Smurfy Gamers Blog

I do play video games. Not too long ago, I bought a Nintendo Switch so I have been playing some Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee but my all time favourite game is Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer for the Nintendo 3DS. I’m kind of a Nintendo Nerd!

How did you start your booktube channel? – The Mum Who Read

So… I started a booktube channel about one year ago. I filmed the booktube newbie tag and it got over 100 views which was a huge shock to me. I figured that people wanted to see more bookish content from me so I went with it. I started watching booktubers and seeing what tag videos were out there.

Over time, I got bored of talking about books all the time. So, I started vlogging. I pretty much daily vlogged for a while but my vlogs got boring as my depression got worse and I didn’t have the motivation to do anything.

When a bit of my motivation came back, I got into fitness. So of course, I started vlogging again and talking about fitness.

Now, I film fitness related videos at least once a month and it’s great for me because it’s not too much pressure and it’s also really fun.

What’s a song that you can’t help but jam out/sing along to when it comes on?! – Inspired By Tor

I always tell people that I don’t like Motionless In White but whenever Simon plays one of there songs, I catch myself headbanging and singing/screaming along.

How did you meet Simon? – Estellosaurus

We actually met on Tinder. I had only just downloaded the app and didn’t take it too seriously but Simon and I got talking and we ended up really enjoying chatting to each other. Over time, we decided to meet up and it all went from there…

If you enjoyed the Q&A feel free to leave a question in the comments for my next Q&A or I will answer in the comment section..

Lifestyle

Buying A New Guitar And Setting Goals

Sometimes, I get something in my mind and I just can’t stop thinking about it. That was the case with wanting to learn the play the electric guitar.

So… what did I do? I bought one!

I’m a compulsive spender, I know. But, in my defense, I even had a dream about owning an electric guitar. But isn’t my guitar just beautiful?!

I chose a sunshine yellow, Les Paul guitar. I bought it from Dawson’s which is great because the staff were super helpful and even answered all my dumb questions.

But anyway, buying the guitar seemed to release a new person who was trapped inside of me. I now have way more motivation and energy. I wake up easier in the morning and I am actually excited to play my guitar.

I haven’t been excited for something in a while because of my depression but it’s like I have changed now!

So, I was setting myself some goals while I’m feeling better…

  1. Learn to play the guitar. It doesn’t have to be perfect but I would at least like to sound decent.
  2. Hit my goal weight of 10 stone by the end of the year. I haven’t given myself much time to lose 5 stone but I think I can do it if I really try.
  3. Stop buying pointless stuff hahahahaha like that will happen….

What goals have you set for yourself recently?

Lifestyle

Hair at No4, Wrexham ♡ Review and Experience

As you probably know by now, I have very short hair. A few months ago, I cut off most my long hair into a pixie cut.

Now that I am sick of not being able to style my hair much, I am growing my hair out. You can read more on that here.

As I mentioned, you need to get your hair trimmed often to make it grow quicker!

For that very reason, I made myself an appointment to get a trim at Hair at No4 in Wrexham, UK.

When I went in the make the appointment, I booked it for the 6th. However, I decided I couldn’t wait any longer so I rang up on the 1st and booked myself in for the 2nd.

I couldn’t believe that they had last minute appointments available as I had heard that they are usually busy.

So, I woke up early that morning, headed to town and went to my appointment. I arrived early and they saw to me straight away. I was the only one in the salon which was great because I get nervous when I’m in busy places.

I explained to the hairdresser exactly what I wanted and she understood me straight away.

I was so happy with my cut. Now, it’s all even and I even have a little side fringe which hides my huge forehead.

Now my hair will grow out more evenly and will grow even quicker.

I asked the hairdresser how much it would cost and she said £14.50. I couldn’t believe how cheap it was. I got the perfect cut for the perfect price!

If you’re ever in Wrexham and looking for a hiarcut, then check out Hair at No4 as they are fab!

You can check out their Facebook page here.

Lifestyle

Valentine’s Day Books ♡ A Collaboration With The Mum Who Read

I’ve wanted to collaborate with another blogger for the longest time. I had just never gotten around to it. But today is the day, the day that I’m collaborating with a fellow blogger. 

Today’s post is a collaboration with the very lovely Shannon from The Mum Who Read, so don’t forget to check out her blog too!

We were tossing some ideas back and forth until we eventually decided to write about books and Valentine’s Day. We both love books and romance so it’s the perfect topic.



So, if you’re looking for some romantic, love stories to read, keep on reading..! 

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

If you haven’t read this book yet then I just do not know what you’re doing with yourself. 

Everything, Everything follows the story of a girl with a disease which means that she can not leave the house without getting ill. When a cute boy moves in next door, she falls in love and it follows their story.

This was a super cute love story with amazing illustrations that made it easy to read. I also thought this book did a fantastic job at balancing the lightheartedness with the more serious stuff.

Noughts And Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Ah, one of my all time favourite books by one of my all time favourite authors.

This book is all about racism and discrimination. Sephy is a cross and Callum is a nought. Noughts and crosses just don’t mix. But can Callum and Sephy find a way to be together?

This book was very hyped when I first read it and now I completely understand why!

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

This book is my favourite by Rainbow Rowell even though I love all of her work. Maybe I’m slightly bias as I share a first name with the main character but ya know.?!

Eleanor & Park follows two characters who have completely different backgrounds. Eleanor is the new girl in town and Park is a quiet, cool kid (in Eleanor’s eyes anyway). Over time, they begin to fall in love.

The book has very mixed reviews but for me, it’s perfect. I loved the characters and I loved their little love story.

What books do you plan on reading this Valentine’s Day?

Lifestyle

Simply Trios Chocolates

I was gifted these chocolates in return for me posting a review or talking about them on my social media.

You know what I love..? Chocolate!

When I was contacted by the very lovely Adam from Simply Trios, I jumped at the opportunity to review their chocolates.

Simply Trios started when Adam was just 13. He tried some little round sweets and was hooked so just had to try to make them himself. After a few failed attempts, he perfected his recipe and now we have a company called Simply Trios.

It was only last year that Adam decided to scale up and see what other people thought.

The chocolates came wrapped in perfect packaging that really protected the chocolates.

What chocolates are available?

The Speculoos – A caramelised biscuit Trio base covered in white chocolate.

The Peanut Nutter – A peanut Trio base covered in peanut butter milk chocolate, topped with either a honey roasted peanut or a caramelised sesame coated peanut. 


The Artful Dodger – A childhood flashback. A jammy shortcake Trio base with strawberry gummy pieces covered in white chocolate with strawberry syrup swirls. 

The Dark Horse – Adding some spice back into life. A smooth, light ginger Trio base, covered in rich dark chocolate.

The Choco-Oro-Honeyo – An orange-creme Trio base, covered in milk chocolate orange with honeycomb chunks.

The Puffin – A puffed pastry lemon Trio base covered in white chocolate and coated with meringue pieces. 

The Original White – A little extra indulgence. Our original Trio base covered in white chocolate.

The Malted Milk – For all malt lovers out there! A malt Trio base covered in milk chocolate.

The Cookie Crumble – Our original Trio base filled with cookie chunks, covered in milk or white chocolate, and sprinkled with cookies and creme pieces.

The Original Milk – Where it all began. Our original Trio base covered in milk chocolate. Simple simplicity.

My verdict

My absolute my favourite was The Speculoos but this was super hard to choose as I loved them all so much. I shared them with Simon but trust me, I didn’t want to share.

The Artful Dodger was probably a second favourite as it was full of taste and flavour.

With each chocolate only costing 75p, you should definitely treat yourself to all of them. You can cut them up and have a taste testing session with a friend or you could simply keep them all for yourself.

I know that I’ll be purchasing their chocolates again, especially The Speculoos. I might have to buy that one in bulk!

Have you ever tried Simply Trios before?

Don’t forget to check out their store and their Twitter account.