Sunday, June 29, 2014

Jbox Haul (Sponsored) review!

Hey everyone!

Have you heard about Because if you haven't, I highly suggest you visit JBox now. Especially if you love Japan, or just cute things in general! JBox was super nice and sent me quite a few things for review, so I can show you all how great they really are. (And trust me, they're fantastic. Just wait until you see my items!)

So, what all did I get?

So, in order of size, from smallest to largest (because I need some way to organize this review, right?), I'll review the items, and then I'll review the whole thing overall!

Socks Glue:

Sock glue! I keep mentioning to people that I got this, and everyone seems to get this confused look on their face and ask what it is. Which is understandable, since I'm fairly certain I had that exact same look on my face when I saw this on their website. But after hearing what it did, I had to have it. 

Although I absolutely love thigh hi tights and socks, I hate that they never want to stay up. Within a few minutes, they're usually always down past my knees, refusing to stay where I want them to. And a garter belt just doesn't look quite right with certain outfits, so how do I fix this problem otherwise? 

Apparently, the answer is really simple! Sock glue. This handy little thing keeps your socks staying up while you go about your day, all you have to do is apply it to your skin where the sock sits, and it stays on, simple. 

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to test it out yet, since it's the middle of summer, and since it's 85 degrees out, I'd rather stay away from thigh his. But as soon as a cool day hits, I'll be sure to try it out and tell you guys how it works!

When you order it from the website, you either get the cute little blue container I received, or a similar one in pink (man, am I sad I didn't get pink...). You can check it out here: Socks Glue.

Pan Pita - Square Push Style Sandwich Maker
2 Sizes Triangle Onigiri Maker - Large & Small:

I have, unfortunately, been unable to use the onigiri maker yet. I just bought a rice cooker, and I still need to go out and get rice for it before I can try it out. I wanted to wait, but I didn't want to postpone this interview any longer than what I have. So I'll be showing you my onigiri-making adventures in another blog post coming shortly.

I have, however, used the sandwich maker. And it worked very well, leaving me with a cute sandwich with no crust!

(And it was delicious, by the way.)

Itazura Cat Coin Bank -- Calico Cat:

This was definitely the thing I was most excited for with my order from them. It is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Just take a look:

Isn't it adorable?!

It even meows. Right before the lid opens, and as it closes. This is the best coin bank I have ever seen. The only downside to it is that sometimes it's little paw can't quite grip dimes. I think they're too small for them to work 100% of the time. But they will still work if you position them just right.

Even the 'cardboard' box is pretty cute. It looks really cute on my nightstand, and I just love putting in coins and hearing the cute little meow, and seeing the paw reach out. I have a feeling this will help me save quite a bit of money, with how much I love putting money into it.

So yeah, this was the item I was most looking forward to getting, and now that I have it, it's definitely my favorite item! Everything about it is fantastic.

Get this cute Coin Bank here!

My Neighbor Totoro Bento Box Bag -- Type A:

I really needed a lunch box to take to work with me, since I'm now working, and so far, I have found that this one is absolutely perfect. It's the perfect size for my water bottle, a sandwich, chips, and a small snack. The inside is thermally lined, so it helps keep warm things warm and cold things cold. It's been a lot of use to me so far, and I absolutely love the cute 'My Neighbor Totoro' design. (I loved that movie as a child!).

Check out other Jbox Lunch bags here.

Gray Angel Wing Hoodie:

Anybody that knows me well, knows that I absolutely adore angel wings. So when I saw this hoodie, I knew that I had to have it. Unfortunately, with it being in the middle of summer, I can't exactly get much use out of it. But come fall, I'm going to really enjoy having this. It's really comfortable, and also really cute!

It's one-size and it fits a bit tight over my chest, but as long as I don't zip it up all the way, which is how I prefer my hoodies anyway, it's wonderful. It's still nice and cozy all zipped up, and not uncomfortable at all, just tighter than I prefer my hoodies to be at my chest.

Buy this beautiful sweater here.
Or check it out in black here.

So, overall:

Sock Glue: ?/5 (Blog Post will come as soon as possible with me trying this out. But the idea is fantastic!)
Sandwich Maker: 5/5 (Does exactly what it's suppose to do!)
Onigiri Maker: ?/5 (This will be it's own blog post soon! Look forward to it!)
Coin Bank: 1054221/5 (Words cannot express just how much I love this coin bank!)
My Neighbor Totoro Lunch Bag: 5/5 (Perfect for my lunch, and super cute!)
Angel Wing Hoodie: 5/5 (Comfortable and cute! Exactly what a hoodie should be.)

Overall product quality: 5/5!


Shipping: 5/5

Everything came really well packaged, and the delivery took less time than estimated. I actually received it quite a few days before I was suppose to. A really pleasant surprise!


Communication: 5/5

Communication was really great. Most of the time, I got a response to my questions at least within a day. The only exception was a three day gap, which was understandable since that gap landed on the weekend! JBox was so helpful and very nice, so their customer service was definitely A+!


So, over all, I would say JBox definitely deserves a well-earned 5/5 for wonderful products, fantastic communication, and excellent shipping. I highly recommend them to all of you.

(And be sure to look forward to a couple blog posts about Sock Glue and Onigiri, coming soon!)

Thanks JBox!

(This review was sponsored by JBox. All opinions are entirely my own!)

What is your favorite item from JBox?

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Giveaway has Ended - Winner announced!

Hey everyone!

Congrats to Lee A. for winning the Doctor Who Poster giveaway! I have to admit that I am insanely jealous, since those posters are absolutely amazing, and Doctor Who is fantastic. (I'm sure I'll end up buying the poster set sometime soon..)

So yay! So happy for you! :) I'll be getting those sent out asap.

I also have a couple reviews coming up soon, and a few new blog posts. I, once again, apologize for the posts taking awhile to come. I'm still getting used to having very few hours a day to myself with my new job. I still have to take a few pictures for the reviews and I'll get those up right after.

(Thank you for being so patient with me, everyone! I promise blog posts are coming soon.)

And if you're super bummed out that you didn't win, definitely take a look at OutNerdMe's Etsy shop once more and think about purchasing one or two (or three, four, or more). That's definitely what I'll be doing in the near future!

Thanks so much to everyone who joined the Giveaway! I'll be hosting another sometime soon, so look out for that!

Love you all!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Giveaway ending in a few hours!

Hey everyone!

I'm really sorry I haven't had the time to blog recently! There are reviews and blog posts coming soon though, I promise!

I just wanted to let you know really quick though that my giveaway is ending in four hours(ish). So if you're interested in Doctor Who, make sure to visit the Giveaway blogpost here:

Good luck! I'll be back later tonight to announce the winner!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Beauty and the Beast iPhone Case Review!

(This is a sponsored review. All opinions are my own)

Hey everyone!

Has everyone's June been as busy as mine so far? I've been wanting to get this review up for a few days now, but having a job is putting a major dent into my free time, obviously. So getting a chance to sit down and type has been difficult. Luckily, the hectic-ness surrounding getting a new job has died down, so I'm back to do this review!

Do you love Beauty and the Beast? I do. Although Alice in Wonderland and Hunchback of Notre Dame rank highest in my favorite old Disney movies, Beauty and the Beast has a huge place in my heart too. So when I saw this beautiful Beauty and the Beast phone case, I fell in love.

My old phone case that I showed off on this blog about a year ago has unfortunately faded quite a bit, and gotten dirty from constant use. Although I still love it, I knew it was time to move on. And I'm so glad this is the case that I found to move on to.

It was $15 at PRISMA Art Store on Etsy, and they offer a large range of different cases, from your favorite Disney characters to Harry Potter cases, to Doctor Who. All for the affordable price of $15.

I was super lucky that I was offered this case to review for all of you, and I got it insanely fast. It was shipped out May 26th, and I received it on May 30th, which is super quick when taking into consideration that it came all the way from Greece. I bought a necklace on Etsy recently, and it took the same amount of time to get to me, and it was only a couple states away from me. So I'm really impressed about the shipping on this case.

And it came protected in a couple envelopes and wrapped in bubble wrap, which was great!

Shipping: 5/5

The quality is great too. The art is beautifully printed, and the case fits my phone perfectly. Unlike my old case, it's opened up on the side for the volume controls, which is a really nice change.

Quality: 5/5

And as for communication, it was excellent. Thanassis, who owns PRISMA Art Store, always messaged me back promptly to answer any of my questions, and let me know as soon as my package shipped.

Communication: 5/5

Overall, I definitely give them 5/5. Their product was perfect, and they were super helpful and a joy communicate with. Not to mention the super fast shipping time! I highly recommend this store to anyone interested in getting a new phone case.

They offer cases for the iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/5c and the Samsung S3/S3 mini/S4/S4 mini/S5, and you can choose for the cases to be either black, white, or clear. So be sure to check them out if you're looking for a new phone case!


What's your favorite case they offer?