Shari Reviews Stuff: Connor the Fuzz-a-mallow

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Purchase Link: https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/fashion-and-dolls/squishmallows/squishmallows-40cm-fuzz-a-mallows-connor-the-cow-soft-toy/p/211971

Since his release a few months ago, Connor has quickly become the most sought after Squishmallow! I was lucky enough to get my own Connor last week as some friends of mine kindly checked their local Smyths store and found him for me! My ‘local’ store is in the next county so not easy to get to and online orders just sold out so fast!


Is he worth the hype? I would say yes! Connor is a fuzz-a-mallow so he is fluffy all over and feels extra cuddly! He’s 16 inches so one of the bigger (but not biggest!) squishmallows you can buy. He’s very well made and so cute! I have used him as a pillow (and so has Tash!) and he’s very soft to sleep on! I try not to do that too often though as I don’t want to make him go all flat!


He is definitely worth his £24.99 price ($28.91) so if you can find him in your local store, I do recommend adding him to your collection!


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: Fidget Toys

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I’ve been buying quite a few fidget toys over the last couple of weeks and I thought I would share my views on which ones are the best that I have found so far! 

The first ones I bought were the round poppers. These are really simple, but really addictive. I have one beside me most days now as I’m working and also when I am watching TV in the evenings. They are really convenient too as you can use them one-handed and they just lie flat so they are not going to roll away or anything.

image3The fidget slug is good fun. He moves all different ways and also glows in the dark! Again you can use this one handed but a bit more concentration is required otherwise I found that I kept dropping him!

The unicorn fidget has slime in the poppers so it doesn’t ‘pop’ as such. You can press them to move the slime from one popper to another. It’s more robust than the usual poppers and is quite cute but you don’t quite get the satisfaction from it than you do the other poppers!

image2The fidget caterpillar and fidget octopus are really cute and fun! The octopus has poppers on and also flips inside out to show a different colour pattern and face expression. The caterpillar has poppers too and also lights up when you hit it against a surface or your hand. 

Overall I would say that my favourites are the regular poppers, just from the satisfaction point of view. Sometimes the simplest design is the most effective!

I would love to hear which one you think is the best! I’m going back to Smyths in Hilsea next weekend so I am sure I will be buying some more then (and probably some more Squishmallows too!)

Where to purchase: Toys shops or Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.