donderdag 16 oktober 2014

♥ Special Review: Kigurumi Party ♥

Hello everyone!

A few weeks ago I entered a giveaway on facebook, hosted by the popular Dutch anime, manga and Japan-related blog The Sushi Times. Normally I don't really care much for anime and manga, but this time they gave away a free kigurumi you could choose from the entire webshop of Kigurumi Party. Knowing my terrible memory, I quickly forgot about the giveaway and didn't even check on who won until a friend tagged me. I had won!

For those who don't know, kigurumis are often described as loungewear or pyjamas, but are also seen as costumes or as lazy convention wear ;) They're mostly baggy animal suits, made out of fleece or a similiar soft fabric. Primark also sells some sort of onesies that seem to be inspired by kigurumis.

Now, their webshop only offers official Sazac kigurumis/onesies, which is a Japanese professional Kigurumi brand (so no cheap Ebay knockoffs here ;) ). They have a lot of kigurumis to offer, from unicorns to bats and from giraffe to seal. I had a real hard time choosing from all the cute kigurumis, I couldn't choose between the fox and the wolf (a friend also suggested the unicorn but that's too girly for me ;) ). But eventually I made my choice and went for the wolf!

The stock photo! You can find the page to buy here
Their kigurumis are a one size, fits all (well, fits all if you're about 1,50 m to 1,80 m!) so I didn't have to worry about choosing a size. They also don't have color choices, you get what's in the picture. They offer free shipping to the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, and there are various easy ways to pay!

It took a while for me to actually order after I received my code to redeem because I couldn't choose, but it didn't matter at all :) though I must admit the communications about the code went through the Sushi Times. I eventually ordered on the 14th of october. My package was shipped out the 15th and it arrived today, the 16th.

So today after quite a rough day I came home to this huuuuge package:

I've put my Usakumya pochette next to it for size reference.
My dad was confused at first and thought it was a pillow :p it was really soft and fluffy so in a way I understand. The package came to me in a sturdy sort of plastic bag. I couldn't wait to open the package, so I did.
So angry desu
Underneath the plastic was more plastic to protect it from damage. 

Finally freed from its package!
I really couldn't wait so I put the kigurumi on immediately! It's made from super soft fleece and it fits quite well. It's a little big on me (well, let's say I can fit in it twice ;) ) but it's really comfortable.

Here is it worn, you can't really see the baggyness like this though
I am so happy I won this giveaway because the kigurumi is super comfy and also really adorable (in a way ;) ) I will probably order the fox kigurumi too when I have some more money!

♥ Ratings 
Item: 5/5
Shipping time: 5/5
Packaging: 5/5
Overall experience: 5/5, would definitely order again!

I hope this review might have convinced any of you to buy an adorable kigurumi like this ;) Definitely worth it!

maandag 6 oktober 2014

Closet Child Review

Hello everyone!

Recently I have made a little purchase at Closet Child to treat myself to something nice (something I actually do way too often while I should save up money) and I can honestly say, I was pleasantly surprised with their service and the item I received!

The item I ordered was the Sugar Pansy Bonnet from Angelic Pretty in pink. It had been given a 3/5 rating and was described with some signs of wear and a dull feeling overall, as well as folded ribbons. It was priced at ¥3000 (approx. €21 or $28) and after doubting for a bit, I decided to go ahead and order it anyways!

AP's stock photo of the bonnet
I ordered the bonnet on the 27th of september (which was a saturday), and I received confirmation that the item was in stock the day after. I received a PayPal invoice and paid the same day, after which my item was being prepared for shipment. My bonnet was shipped on tuesday the 30th, so I received my tracking number and waiting begun!

And luckily, as CC only offers EMS shipping, I didn't have to wait long! Last thursday the package got into customs and it was released a day later. When I came home from school, there was a nice surprise waiting for me on the kitchen table.

Neatly packed in an envelope with bubblewrap!

And there it is!

The bonnet was also packed in a plastic bag in the envelope to protect it even better. The envelope itself was also very sturdy. 

And here it is out of the package!
The bonnet is very soft and still very pretty! It does feel a bit worn but that was mentioned in the description. I don't really see what Closet Child mentioned about the ribbons, they were folded or twisted according to their website but the ribbons look absolutely fine.

And here's the bonnet being worn! (Excuse me for the terrible quality and the lack of makeup, I took it with my phone after a long day at school) It looks adorable and it goes really well with my Decoration Dream dress (just like the SP headbow).

It matches the pastels really well!
I guess that this is also a sign I should buy the Sugar Pansy JSK or skirt because I don't actually own my Sugar Pansy OP anymore. I keep falling in love with the print!

Anyways, now on to my ratings:

Shipping time: 5/5
Packaging: 5/5
Item itself: 5/5 (even better than described)
Communication: 5/5

So overall my experience was perfect! I'm really happy with my purchase and would definitely purchase from Closet Child again.