If you’ve been following Chic Pixel for a while, you know I love all things cute and nerdy. It’s pretty much one of my life goals at this point to surround myself with as many things that fit into those categories as possible! I also feel it’s really important to support independent artists who create awesome, unique products, so I’m always on the lookout for cool new creators on the internet. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve teamed up with TeePublic to offer a curated storefront featuring all my favorite designs from artists such as miski, Paulina Ganucheau, and more!
It’s time to show off my very first Hobonichi Techo planner! Of course I had to get the Earthbound one… Gotta rep my nerd cred, right? Check out the video below to see the cover up close from all angles, as well as what the pages inside look like!
After holding off on getting a Hobonichi Techo for so long due to the cost, I’m really happy I decided to spring for one for 2017. I asked folks on Instagram and YouTube if they’d like to see monthly planner videos from me next year, and the answer was a resounding yes, so expect one in January! It’s good incentive for me to make sure my pages are extra cute, too… If you want to join the EarthBound Hobonichi Techo club, you can get one from their website! If you don’t want to deal with international shipping, Amazon also has just the books available.
I’ve been a follower of Susan aka Susie Pie’s illustrations on Instagram for many moons, and when I learned she was delving into the realm of enamel pins, I was thrilled! But she hasn’t stopped there – her new online store, appropriately named Shop Susie Pie, features all kinds of cute and nerdy pins and patches, as well as paper goods featuring her gorgeous illustrations. Read on for my full impressions, and don’t miss out on the exclusive giveaway and coupon code for Chic Pixel readers at the end of the post!
Who doesn’t love Splatoon? Nintendo’s new fun, fast-paced, and drop-dead adorable IP has stolen many a heart over the last few months, and it’s not hard to see why. When I’m not jumping online for a quick match in Turf Wars, I’m humming my favorite songs and dreaming I’m half as fresh as the inklings inhabiting the world of Splatoon. If you’re like me and can’t get enough of this amazing title, here are five items you need to put on your wishlist immediately!
I can’t stress enough how much I am loving the current 90s shōjo revival! Of course there’s the always-popular Sailor Moon, but over the past year or two, we’ve also been seeing classics such as Magic Knight Rayearth, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and Cardcaptor Sakura receive a slew of all new merchandise and fun promotional items. And when a new line of affordable Cardcaptor Sakura necklaces popped up for preorder on Ami Ami, I immediately jumped on the opportunity. If it were up to me, I’d probably own necklaces of every magical girl trinket I could get my hands on!
Who doesn’t love Eevee? The iconic first generation Pokémon has a whopping eight different evolutions, each as adorable as the next. There certainly isn’t a lack of Eevee-related merchandise, but the Pokémon Time’s latest collection is going to capitalize on that cuteness even more in its newest line, the Eievui Collection! Wait… Eievui? You can chalk that up to a weird attempt to romanize the Japanese name, but for sanity’s sake, I’ll be sticking to Eevee. However you spell it, it’s too cute to resist!
The collection launches on June 6th in Pokémon Centers in Japan, with an exclusive tote bag to commemorate the launch available to those who spend over ¥10,000 (about $100) on any items in a Pokémon Center from June 6th through the 14th.
I absolutely love the above photo, which shows how Eevee Collection items can be integrated into your daily life. While the items themselves are not very easy to spot, there are a number of t-shirts, a blanket, and even a backpack featured! Sometimes it’s nice to own nerdy merch that isn’t so in-your-face, wouldn’t you agree?
Here’s another way they’re advertising the items, this time focusing on fashion. I absolutely love the way the products are integrated into the Sylveon girl’s outfit! Let’s take a close look at the merchandise, though, shall we?