Primark “Beauty & the Beast” Chip Mug

Most people will now know aboutΒ the elusive Chip purses and mug’s that were popping up in Primark stores here in the UK and instantly selling out and appearing on eBay moments later for three times the retail selling price. However, when Primark announced they would be re-releasing more of them in May, everyone got super excited again; including me! Again, they sold out pretty instantly; but I was lucky enough that I just happened to be online on a Facebook group that offers pick ups from the stores just as they put up a post where you could sign up to be on the list for getting one off the people doing pick ups. The rule was that the people who were getting them had to go down the list and offer them to people in the order they commented and by some miracle, I was number 8 on the list of around 200+! So, I was very lucky that I was high up the list enough that someone was able to offer me one and of course, I snapped him up!

He just arrived today and he is just so adorable! Mine has a little chip (no pun intended!) on the gold paint on his handle but its not too bad and I edited it out for the photo below. I got off lightly too as there were reports of so many of them being very badly damaged with loads of the gold paint missing off the handles and rims; and even reports of some that didn’t even have a face! Clearly they were rushed out by Primark pretty quickly to keep up with demand which is a shame as I’m sure people would have been patient to wait a little longer if it meant there were less imperfections. Anyway, as I said, mine isn’t too bad. I’ve been told that basically, he can’t be washed though otherwise the gold paint comes off, so I guess I won’t be using my little guy for any cups of tea! So, I did the next best thing, and filled him with Galaxy chocolate counters instead XD

Primark "Beauty & the Beast" Chip Mug

Hong Kong Disneyland – Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters Water-Fill Cup

I’m pretty excited to share this with you guys because I recently found it after thinking it had gone missing so I am really happy to have found it again as it’s one of my most favourite things πŸ™‚

I got it at Hong Kong Disneyland about 8 years ago and its just a simple plastic water-fill cup from the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters ride, but I absolutely adore it. I love the colours and the pictures on it, and all the glitter and little rockets and stars that move around in the water as you use it. Its fairly small as I guess its really meant to be for kids, but its my favourite ever cup to use and a memento from a great trip so I’m really happy to have found it again πŸ™‚