Friday, 16 March 2018

What I'm looking forward to in 2018 ✨

It's already the 16th March 2018 and to be honest, there's almost nothing spectacular that happened since the start of the new year. It was filled with some ups and some downs already and the only thing worth mentioning is that I met one of my dearest and best friends, who is from Hong Kong. So, what are the things that I'm looking forward to this year? Actually, many awesome things will happen, including going on vacation, the release of some movies and TV shows and a whole new working experience!

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Love Live! School Idol Festival - Eli Ayase - 1/7 (Alter) - Review ♫

I've been waiting for this cutie for ages and boy, the wait was worth it! It's been over two years since Alter announced their LLSIF line and Eli was the last one to complete the set. She's by far the most detailed and most extravagant figure of all nine! I love all of my figures but this Eli takes my breath away. I ordered her on Nippon-Yasan during the huge sale and today she finally arrived! As always, the shipping was really fast and the figure itself was very well packaged in the parcel. My friend Becci recommended me their transi-logistic standard shipping method and I'm really satisfied! We both bought her on the 19th February and she arrived for both of us today, so it's cheap and fast, plus we didn't have to face any troubles with the custom office as we payed the fee in advance. Enough of the talking, have some pictures of the blonde, Russian beauty. I didn't put on any filters as she clearly doesn't need them!

#GiveElsaAGirlfriend ❄

If you're not living under a rock, you probably heard the big news already: In an interview with The Huffington Post, Jennifer Lee, the director of Frozen, said that she is isn't averse to the idea that Elsa could be a lesbian. ♥ As you might know, even Idina Menzel thinks that this is a wonderful idea. They're still discussing the topic and it's absolutely no promise that it will actually happen BUT it gives me hope and makes me happy that Disney is conscious of the movement.

Friday, 23 February 2018

How to get your hands on Japanese merchandise ☼✿

As a passionate collector and huge Japan enthusiast, I've been collection Japanese merchandise, no matter if it's anime figures, Disney goods or other bits and pieces, for many years now. I've gained quite a lot experience over time and would like to share my tips and tricks.~

So, what do you need to know before buying things from Japan?
Well, the first thing you have to keep in mind is that, depending on which country you live in, you might have to pay custom fees. I live in Germany, we can buy things up to 22€ without having to pay anything, from 22€ to 150€, we have to pay VAT and for items that are over 150€, custom fees.
It's important to keep these fees in mind to avoid bad surprises.

Then, you might check the shipping costs before buying something. Shipping from Japan can be quite expensive, especially if you order heavy things. Personally, I always use EMS or Registered Air Mail as I'm impatient as heck and paranoid in case of not having a tracking number.