Thursday, July 18, 2013

Royal Review: MickeyWaffles Mini-Bows!

Hey there, princes and princesses!

You know how when you get a brand new outfit or newfangled gadget, you suddenly want to tell everyone in the world about your super awesome new thing?! Well, I recently ordered a smorgasbord of miniature bows from MickeyWafflesBows on Etsy, and as soon as I opened the package, I knew that I had to share with you guys.

I first discovered MickeyWaffles (side note: how cute [and hunger-pang-inducing] is that name?) about a year ago via Tumblr, where I fell immediately in love with her delightful Disney bows! Ordering a bow at that point seemed positively impossible- with options ranging from a practically perfect Mary Poppins-inspired creation to a Monorail-lookalike (complete with customizable stripe), there were simply too many adorable accessories to select only one! However, after receiving my first paycheck of the summer, my browser wandered onto Etsy to find a very special deal: MickeyWaffles was selling FIVE mini-bows for $12 (less than the cost of two regular-sized bows)!

It was the perfect solution to my quandary! I could choose a lot of little bows to try out before purchasing a bigger, more ornate one! (I should clarify that even the standard-size bows are not terribly expensive, with prices ranging from six to eleven dollars each.) These little guys will be perfect for more subtle day-to-day wear and will add a little "oomph" to my Disneybounds... though those warrant a post all their own!

Without further ado, I present my MickeyWaffles Mini-Bows!

This "Splash Mountain" themed bow is perfect for a leisurely trip down the river
with Brer Rabbit... just watch out for Brer Fox and that briar patch!
I love the little details on this bow that pay homage to my favorite Frontierland attraction,
especially the "Briar Patch" sign, complete with plastic green leaves and brown twine
to simulate the locale of the ride's thorny climax! 

Okay, so I was way behind on the "Wreck-It Ralph" wagon- as in: I didn't see it
until this May... I know, "for shame!". However, when I did see it, I fell head-over-heels in love
with spunky Sugar Rush racer, Vanellope von Schweetz. Laying aside for a moment the
character's strength and determination, her outfit is irresistibly colorful and candy-fied, the features
of which are captured perfectly on this bow. I love the puffy-paint polka-dots, and the pink-on-white
stripe reminds me of Vanellope and Ralph's first meeting in the candy cane forest... I'm certainly glad
it's a single stripe!

Of all the bows in MickeyWaffles' shop, I may have wanted this one the most. As a fervent admirer
of the boy who never grows up, this bow helps me keep an adventurous spirit, even
in the midst of mundane "grown-up" stuff. Come on, that red feather is just too cute for words! I also
love the three different shades of green on each layer- Peter's color scheme is precisely represented (another testament to the effort put in by the creator)!

It will be a "Jolly Holiday" indeed whenever I wear this bow! The bright colors (and
a serious crush on Poppins-era Dick Van Dyke) are what drew me to this festive 
bow! Honestly, there's only one word I could use to describe it... any guesses?

How much cuter could this little "DumBow" get? My favorite feature has to be
the magic feather... it adds the perfect touch! I can't wait to wear this 
with my Dumbo Disneybound to the Magic Kingdom in a few weeks... that feather sure
will come in handy!

Seriously, the quality and creativity behind these pieces are astounding. It took about three weeks for the bows to arrive, but boy, were they worth the wait! I will most definitely be purchasing from MickeyWaffles again, and I urge you to give her a shot, too! These bows (and many more) can be purchased via Tumblr or through the MickeyWaffles Etsy shop.

Which of the bows pictured is your favorite? What character would you like to see put into a bow? Sound off in the comments below!

Love and pixie dust, 
Becca <3

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own!

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