Edinburgh based plus size style and fat positive blogger AmandaApparel shares five things she's been living for this November in the inaugural Five Favourites column.
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I'm trying something new here on the blog today, folks! Each month I want to reflect five things I've really enjoyed. Those things could be anything! This is a sort of miscellaneous post for things I love and want to talk about, but that don't merit their own blog post. Let's give it a go, shall we?
1. Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu
This was my birthday gift from Bear! Pokémon Yellow was the first video game I really got into back in 1998. I received it for Christmas in 1998 along with the matching Game Boy Colour pictured above. Fast forward 20 years and I'm playing a remastered version of the Kanto Region classic. I'm having SUCH a good time with it! There's a good balance between original game content and new twists/new takes on the classic. Millennials love a bit of nostalgia, right?
2. Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner
Unpopular opinion: Pixi glow tonic does nothing for me. I know it's a cult favourite, but I tried it and was just super unimpressed, especially for the price! This Boots Botanics toner is under £10 and leaves my skin feeling fresh and smooth. It's worth noting that my skin is pretty needy because of my psoriasis, but if it works for my mega-dry skin, imagine what it could do for you!
3. She-Ra on Netflix
So, I've already watched this series 1.5 times and I just...oh man. I really enjoy it. I can't tell you much about why I like it without getting spoiler-y, so please do us both a favour and watch it, okay?
After you watch She-Ra, you may not know what to do with yourself. I recommend the Lumberjanes comic series! I've recently added volumes 5 & 6 to my collection (thanks Bear's parents!) and it's just such a fun, lovely series. This was a project that Noelle Stevenson worked on before adapting She-Ra for Netflix. Prefer graphic novels over comics? Her fantasy Nimona is super good as well!
5. Owen The Griff on Instagram
You know when dogs are so ugly that they're cute? I have a soft spot for ugly cuties, and Owen is my current fave. He's 11 years old and a teeny tiny 5 pounds. His tongue is always hanging out, he loves eating fruit, he likes to walk backwards, and he boks like a chicken. I can't get enough of this little guy! He even has merch! Hint: the 18" Standing Owen Pillow would make a GREAT Christmas gift if you happen to be shopping for me! Just gonna speak that out into the universe, haha!