If you like your plushies soft, pastel and lightly scented then the Disney Ufufy plush from Japan are just for you, and now available worldwide.
The small size which is a little over 4 inches are scented. The smell is very faint and not overwhelming. Bambi is apple blossom scented.
If you are looking for a more huggable size the medium size are perfect for that coming in at 12 inches like this Winnie the Pooh.
If you are into tiny plushies then the under 3-inch mini size is for you. They come in sets like Thumper and Miss Bunny – a cute cotton tail paring.
Are you into plushies that are functional? This Mickey backpack is handy and I love his rounded body!
You can shop the full range of Ufufy plush at the Disney store. Each one is so cute and soft making them highly collectable. If you have the chance to see them in person, do so, they are so cuddly! Bring your money because you will not be able to walk away without grabbing a few!
Times are tough for a lot of people right now – if you need a boost, these kawaii motivation picks can add some positivity and cuteness to your day.
milkbun’s Life is Hard print series is adorable and full of tongue in cheek advice (the other prints advise you to drink more coffee and eat more bread!). It’s also true that life is short so do what makes you happy. You can buy these in lots of sizes including mini prints.
These cute animal self-care stickers by Moon Lume would be great for your planner or journal. There’s so much positivity here and you can pick out the perfect message at stressful times. They’re good value too as you get 9 stickers for under £2.
Big changes can seem impossible but start small and you’ll get there in the end. This super kawaii enamel pin by MIS0HAPPY features a weight-lifting Pichu, who hopes some day to be a Pecachu!
Having doubts about your plans? Listen to a turtle! They live a long time so I’m sure you can trust their advice. This cute card features an illustration by Neil Slorance and is available from Alicorn Cards.
Rainbows always make me feel happy and this pin is a colourful reminder to spread positivity and kindness whenever you can. It’s a collaboration between Box Monster and Sparkle Happy Mamma so you can pick it up in either shop.
I hope this post has made your day a little brighter!
It’s National Stationery Week, which is a pretty good excuse to buy some kawaii stationery! Here’s what’s currently on my wish list.
I’ve been trying to organise my recipe ideas lately and have run out of file folders. This Pompompurin set at ARTBOX would be perfect for sweet treats with a cute bakery theme.
I’m a sucker for multi-use pens and this dual pen set at Mochi Things has so much to offer with great colours. For $15.95 you get 5 dual deco pens with both fine and chisel tip plus 3 twin colour pens. So handy for bullet journals without having to carry around a lot of different pen colours.
While I love journalling, I’m not that great at decorating the pages to make them cute. I’ve been looking for some number stickers and spotted this really fun peel-off washi tape at Rainbowholic Shop. You get days of the week and lots of numbers and they’re all so cute!
How fun are these PuniLabo pen cases? They stand up by themselves so it’s great for journalling on the go, or just to cheer up your desk. JetPens have all of the animals in stock and I think I love the cats best.
And of course, Pusheen! Working from home full-time, I often forget what day it is and I’ve been thinking about getting a weekly planner to keep me on track. This one at Hey Chickadee is full of Pusheen’s excellent motivational ideas to ditch all my tasks and head to the sofa instead….oh wait, maybe I shouldn’t get this one after all!
San-X are always coming up with the cutest new themes and the latest ones are no different with super cute new products featuring Sumikko Gurashi & Korilakkuma.
The friendship between Penguin? and Penguin (real) is one of the sweetest parts of the Sumikko Gurashi story. It got off to such a bad start! Apparently, they’re such good friends now that they’ve started an ice cream van called PenPen Ice Cream. I’ve been dying over this collection since it was announced – the ice cream van even has a penguin face on the front.
Me and Nic have already teamed up to place an order for our favourite plushies and will share some photos when they arrive. There’s so much cute stuff in the San-X shop though – I was quite tempted by this beach bag, even though we don’t get beach weather in Scotland. The bottom section is completely separate so you can use it to store your sandy shoes or wet swimming costume.
Korilakkuma is often just Rilakkuma’s sidekick but now he’s got his own collection – Korilakkuma Vacation. Apparently his dreams involve swimming in an ocean of fruit soda with an adorable penguin. Fair enough! It’s a very sweet theme with lots of pastel colours, shells and fluffiness. It’s not that big a collection but the San-X shop has plush, pouches, mirrors, pillow and more.
If you can make it to a Rilakkuma Store in Japan, look out for these amazing exclusive plush – they’re all set for the beach.
You can order most of these products from the San-X shop using a forwarding service like Tenso, but some items are already sold out, even though they only went online yesterday!
Good news for kawaii fans as the Aggretsuko anime is available on Netflix today!
It follows cute red panda Retsuko who has a boring office job with annoying coworkers and horrible bosses. When it all gets too much, she heads to the karaoke room to vent her rage with heavy metal songs. Here’s the trailer.
I’ve already watched the first episode and it brought back a lot of memories of my own horrible office jobs and I’m sure everyone who’s worked at one will recognise some of their coworkers, both good and bad!
There’s ten episodes to watch now, all in the original Japanese with subtitles. I can’t wait to watch the rest. Find out more on Netflix, and if you don’t have an account, you can sign up for a free trial month, which is plenty time to watch the season.
Let us know if you’re watching, and if you love Aggretsuko, check out our recent shopping post for both your happy and angry moods.