Shari Reviews Stuff: Chicken Handbag

Purchase Link: Search on Ebay

image0I was searching around on Ebay whilst I was ill with Covid and treated myself to a couple of little bits and one of them was this bag. I love things that are kind of wacky and out there, and this chicken handbag certainly is that!

It’s a fun item. It’s not the highest quality, but it’s decent for the price (I paid £10 including shipping). It’s very roomy and can fit your purse, phone, keys and any other essentials inside. They come in different colours, but I chose the classic white chicken. It doesn’t look particularly waterproof so its going to be a summer only bag for me, but it’s a fun piece that I am sure will draw many comments when I am out and about!

 

Disclaimer: These are my own thoughts on the above item, and I have not been asked or paid to provide a review.

Shari Reviews Stuff: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

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Nana is on a road trip, but he is not sure where he is going. All that matters is that he can sit beside his beloved owner Satoru in the front seat of his silver van. Satoru is keen to visit three old friends from his youth, though Nana doesn’t know why and Satoru won’t say.

Set against the backdrop of Japan’s changing seasons and narrated with a rare gentleness and humour, Nana’s story explores the wonder and thrill of life’s unexpected detours. It is about the value of friendship and solitude, and knowing when to give and when to take.

At the heart of this book is a powerful message about the importance of kindness. It shows, above all, how acts of love, both great and small, can transform our lives.


Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Travelling-Cat-Chronicles-Hiro-Arikawa/dp/0857524194

I purchased this book a couple of weeks ago and whilst I have not read it yet, I wanted to do a review just on the beauty of the artwork alone. I have not seen a cover this pretty in a long time. It’s matte and the cat is embossed so when you rub your fingers over it, it feels like it is literally jumping out of the cover at you.

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This also totally proves a point (if it needed proving) that covers sell books. It was the cover art that caught my eye amongst the other books on display. Of course, the summary made me want to purchase it even more but without this beautiful design it may not have stood out as it did. Once I have read it, I will also be giving my thoughts on the book itself, but I just had to share this amazing cover with you!

Disclaimer: These are my own thoughts on the above cover artwork, and I have not been asked or paid by the publisher / author to provide a review.

Shari Reviews Stuff: Suck UK Cat Bowl

IMG_6609Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07P5NHQM3/ 

I’ve been meaning to get Tash a new water bowl for a little while and when I saw this I just couldn’t resist! The idea is that the fish glued to the bottom of the bowl will encourage your cat to try to ‘fish’ it out!

The bowl is a really good size and is not too deep or too shallow. It’s heavy enough that it doesn’t get knocked by an over-enthusiastic fishing expedition! It is well made, and the fish is stuck firmly to the bottom so there is no chance of a cat being able to pull it off! I was really impressed with the quality and the design, but I guess Tash should be the real reviewer here!

Unfortunately, she hasn’t quite got the idea of it yet! She has shown some interest but she’s usually keener on the contents in her other bowl! I’m hoping she will interact more with it when it has been there a while as she does take a while to get used to new things! IMG_6610

Disclaimer: These are my own thoughts on the above product, and I have not been asked or paid by the company to provide a review.

Shari Reviews Stuff: Olivia Burton Celestial Galaxy Midi Dial Rose Gold Mesh Watch

image0Purchase Link: https://www.oliviaburton.com/uk/shop-watches/celestial-galaxy-midi-dial-rose-gold-mesh-watch-OB16GD98.html

For me this watch was love at first sight! I was taking part in a watch survey, and this was one of the ones I was asked my opinion on.

The starry image and combination of jewels and shapes are just so perfect together. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it! It is so beautiful and reminds me of Sailor Moon, so I now refer to it as my Sailor Moon watch!

It is light on the wrist, and you can adjust the strap to size. I found this a little difficult to do as you really need a tool to do it (I used a cake fork!). It would have been good if that was included really, but I am sure I can get one from somewhere.

I haven’t had a watch in years so not only do I need to remember to put it on, but actually check it rather than my phone when I am out!

If you are looking for a new watch, I really recommend Olivia Burton watches. They have different ones in the celestial range as well as plenty other beautiful designs to choose from!

Shari Reviews Stuff: Glitter & Glamours Eternal Sailor Moon Figure

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Purchase Link: https://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEODAI-103096

Today I am reviewing the Eternal Sailor Moon Glitter and Glamours figure made by Banpresto. It was a game prize so I ordered it through CD Japan’s Proxy Service. The fees bumped the price up to almost double the listing price, but it was well worth it.

image1This is a beautiful figure and is a lot bigger that I thought she would be! She came in several parts but she was easy to assemble and I did it in under a minute. The detail is amazing and I keep going back over to my cabinet to look at her. The quality is really good for the price too. She’s pretty solid and won’t easily break. There were too versions of this model released in slightly different colours.

I believe there is also a Super Sailor Moon in the same series, that I think I will try to get as well. I love this model so much and she is a beautiful addition to my collection!

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Disclaimer: These are my own thoughts on the above product and I have not been asked or paid by the company to provide a review.

Shari Reviews Stuff: ResinbyGlitzycraft – 1 pound jewellery lucky dip mystery box lucky dip

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Today I have another mystery box review. This time it is some really cute jewellery from ResinbyGlitzycraft! These lucky dips are really good value at £1 each and the postage is very reasonable too! I bought two of these and was very excited for them to arrive. I was not disappointed at all.

image1I received a pair of pretty green earrings and a cute ballerina necklace. The seller also kindly included a couple of extras; a sweet and these adorable stickers as well as a cute thank you card! This was great value for money, and I will be buying more of these in the future!

Purchase Link: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/987577767/1-pound-jewellery-lucky-dip-mystery-box

Seller Store: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ResinbyGlitzycraft

Disclaimer: These are my own thoughts on the above product and I have not been asked or paid by the seller to provide a review.

Shari Reviews Stuff: LilyandPeonyStore – Mystery Snack Box

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Purchase Link: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1018693395/kawaii-cute-mystery-sweet-or-sweet-and

Seller Page: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LilyandPeonyStore

Happy Sunday everyone! I have another stuff review and today it is of one of my favourite kind of purchases. Mystery boxes! I love the thrill of opening a package and having no idea what goodies are inside! I also love Asian snacks so this was a perfect choice for me!

image2I chose the small sweets mystery box and was not disappointed! It arrived super fast and was packed full of so many different and tasty snacks, some that I had never tried before!

The box itself was well packaged and the treats came wrapped it this really pretty tissue paper. Also enclosed was this sweet thank you card! If you’re looking to purchase a mystery snack box, then I would definitely recommend this one!

Disclaimer: These are my own thoughts on the above product and I have not been asked or paid by the seller to provide a review.

 

 

Shari Reviews Stuff: ScottishSlimeStore – Pink Cloud Slime

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Purchase Link: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/904529808/pink-cloud-slime-fluffy-foam-drizzle

Seller Page: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ScottishSlimeStore

I’ve been wanting to buy some slime for a while as I have seen other reviews online and so I decided to go for it! I was not disappointed.

This slime is really great! It comes in a container and also comes with an activator and two sachets of glitter! I chose to purchase the pink cloud slime. As you can see from the pictures it goes all fluffy when you stretch it! I don’t know much about slime as this is my first purchase, but the consistency is good and not at all sticky. image2

The seller’s Etsy store has loads of different slimes and options to choose from. I will definitely make my future slime purchases from them!

Disclaimer: These are my own thoughts on the above product and I have not been asked or paid by the seller to provide a review.

Shari Reviews Stuff: Rebor Dinosaurs

Rebor Dinosaurs

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I have recently started collecting Rebor Dinosaur models. These models are beautiful hand-painted replicas of how dinosaurs may have looked like. Honestly, the detail is amazing! I often stop by my collection shelf just to stare at them!

image12The first one I bought was the Compsognathus and then I quickly purchased the Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Stegosaurus as well. The Stego comes in several different finishes. The one I bought is the woodland version.

If you want to get into collecting dinosaur figures, I recommend you check Rebor out as these are very high-quality models. I’m going to get them their own cabinet eventually (they are currently sharing a space with my Sailor Moon collection!). When I do I will post some photos of them in there as I’m planning on making background scenes and neat things like that too!

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Disclaimer: These are my own thoughts on the above products and I have not been asked or paid by the company to provide a review. These are collectables and are not suitable for younger children due to small parts.

 

Shari Reviews Stuff: McFarleyMakes – Splat Rat Bookmark

Another new thing I am trying for my blog is to review some of the cute things that I purchase. This will be done as and when I buy things and when I buy something that I think is super cute or interesting to review! I’m going to be trying to vary my content a bit to cover some of my interests (shopping being one of them!). Please let me know what you think of the varied content. I’d love to hear your opinions!

The first item I’m going to review is a new bookmark that I purchased on Etsy last week. I either use random bits of paper or fold the page corner (I know, that’s terrible!) so I decided to look for a cute bookmark. I am so happy with my choice. It’s so cute and really well made!


McFarleyMakes – Splat Rat Bookmark – grey

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Purchase Link: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/854641070/splat-rat-bookmark-grey

Seller Page: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/McFarleyMakes

This bookmark is absolutely adorable! It is super cute and so well made! It is just perfect for keeping my place! My cat adores it too and several times I have found her pulling it out of my book to play with!

It was sent really quickly and packaged in a small box and tissue paper to protect it. The seller also left a really nice handwritten note hoping that I enjoy it!

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Disclaimer: These are my own thoughts on the above product and I have not been asked or paid by the seller to provide a review.