Why “Beauty and the Beast” was actually pretty great:
  • the music is not good, it’s great
  • production design, costumes (even the freaking yellow dress which is actually quite gorgeous on camera), everything is truly beautiful and quite breathtaking at moments
  • the acting was surprisingly wonderful. it’s disney, it’ll be cheesy at moments—but for the most part, it was terrific
  • this is not a childish adaptation
  • when it gets dark, it gets DARK. 
  • g a s t o n
  • new songs! new character development! 
  • the cgi is not even that bad. in fact, there are moments when it’s pretty seamless. the practical sets and effects compensated for it, in my mind.
  • and when it’s wonky? you won’t care because you’ll be too busy smiling
  • there is some hilarious shit in this movie
  • the beast’s expressions are actually amazing; you can really see the actor moving beneath them 
  • T H E    M U S I C
  • you get to see little kids and adults all freaking out the whole time
  • emma watson will make your heart stop she is so beautiful
  • sneaky political/ethical gestures that made me cheer
  • this movie is so pure and we need that right now
  • and by the end? i just started laughing and crying—in excess joy. i couldn’t believe it. i’ve never been moved by a movie like that in my life.
  • it won’t please everybody but if you loved the original and if you are prepared to attempt to enjoy it for what it is—a colorful, painterly, vibrant adaptation of a beloved story—then go watch it.
Kittensplaypenshop Order Review <3

I came home to find this lovely box on my doorstep :3 I was really excited and I’m writing this review after a few days because I wanted to give it a couple days to see how the quality was. Ordered from kittensplaypenshop. Sorry about the bad lighting of photos.

I’m so impatient and I opened it as soon as I got in the door. Master was in the other room because it was a surprise. 

The Packaging: 10/10  Discreetness: 11/10

It’s always so adorable and perfect for what you do order. Plus, Kittens Playpen has this sort of cutesy theme to it and I love it! :) The stickers are always different as well and the tissue paper makes it easy to open, but keeps it a mystery as to what you’ll be anticipating is inside. It’s also very discreet, so it just looks like a normal package you bought or was sent as a gift to you. Considering, we have nosy neighbours and a nosy landlord, as well as I’ve had nosy parents.

I’m beyond grinning at this point. The sucker is always a nice touch and like I said before, the packaging is always so adorable and appropriate for the items. I quickly pull them out and I even read the cards, even though I already knew what they said aha

I love the new little characters <3 I’ve been wanting one of the care sheets, too just because they’re cute and very helpful since I’m never too sure how to clean certain items.

Customer Service: 9/10  Presentation: 9/10 Processing Time: 8/10

I ordered this back in April, but I was actually really patient with this order. I was e-mailed about it being “Preparation in Progress” on July 9th, 2015. I wasn’t too worried about the timing because I did understand they were moving their shop and getting other things done, also, other people order a lot more than just one customized product, so it’ll take awhile for them to finish those orders before they come to one like mine. They do things as a first come first serve basis which makes sense. You are paying for quality items. I knew it was going to be a long wait, but I’m glad it came before our baby’s due date. I’m currently still pregnant, so it was a nice little thing to get before the labour thing starts. Hehe.

I was soo happy and ecstatic that I told Master about the e-mail I got, but I told him it was a surprise and I was so excited, but nobody would understand and I had to tell someone lol :3 

I received an e-mail about the details of my order on July 14th, 2015. I also spoke to a couple different workers and they were all pleasant. Thumbs up to them btw :) I changed a few details of my order because sometimes I overlook things or don’t notice, but they were happy to help and fix it for me. I find that they try to keep customers as happy as possible and that’s a good quality of customer service to have. One thing that I didn’t really like is that I had to talk to two different people about the same thing, but I do understand it gets difficult when you receive how many e-mails a day. I honestly had to look at my order again becaus eI forgot exactly what I wanted lol Finally, I checked my e-mail again (I automatically get notifs on my phone) and I got the “Package in Transit,” “Awaiting Shipment” and “Shipped” e-mails all on July 16th, 2015. I got my order on July 17th, 2015. Although, keep in mind I live in Ontario as well and not too far from their shop location.

The presentation I’m talking about is just how they advertise their products and the business cards, review cards and the care sheets are a cute touch. They are very sweet and caring girls and their staff are amazing. 

After all my ramblings, I’ve come to my order. I ordered a pair of “Customized Kitten Ears” with “Add Tips to Ears.” I got the light blue tips with light blue bows on Arctic Fur ears, clips and a headband since I like to change it up. Pink velvet inside and medium trimmed fur for the middle. I forgot that since Arctic Fur was two-toned, it would come out just white without the black tips, but that was my bad for not asking them not to trim it and I still love them anyway. Just something to remember for next time ;)

Quality: 10/10  

The fur is sooo soft and wonderful. I wore them for a couple days to give them a try and the ears really stayed and I just couldn’t stop touching them. I put these on and called Master into the room to surprise him and he absolutely loves them, especially since I finally got ears that match my tail. The clips and headband were durable, The bows stayed on. They didn’t come apart at all and they’re really symmetrical. They’re honestly perfect for how much you do pay. I’m always willing to wait for great products.

I also ordered a blue heart bell charm and I originally ordered a half moon and kitty charm, but decided to change it to an “you are always in my heart” charm instead of waiting for them to stock up on the other one (I was e-mailed and asked about it first). I bought them for my collar I had gotten awhile ago. They’re so small and cute and the little pink bags are magnificent!

The last part of my order was an 18′ Lockable Day Collar. I got a blue heart padlock with silver chain and a “love you” specifically put on the lockable day collar (I love how we can leave notes to specify what we want). I also asked if they could put the keys for the lockable day collar on a 21′ (I think) necklace for my better half, Master <3 and they definitely did just that. I can only put it on and take it off with his permission :3 And it’s very discreet, especially when going out in public because I get really bad anxiety with people staring at me with my collar. 

I bought a circle tag specified to be put with the keys on the necklace and I got to pick what it said which was “Master.” Only thing was that I ordered a black tag with red font and I ended up getting a red tag with white font. I explained to Master what happened and he said not to worry and that he loves it all the same. I like it, too. It was just something I noticed and decided to put it in my review because what makes a review if you don’t have some points of view and critique. Really lovely job, though. 

I like how they’re both really lightweight and very easy to put on. They’re allergy-free, too (well for me, anyway). They are very durable and not too girly, especially Master’s necklace. I love wearing necklaces, so it’s not unusual for me to wear something like this in front of people. It’s just another necklace to them. 10/10 for quality for sure. I’m trying not to ramble on too much, but I’m just so happy and have lots of things to say.

Ordering on Website: 10/10 

I can adapt to any ordering website, but it was very easy to use and very well put together. It functioned great and made navigating easy.

Price: 9/10 

It’s not too expensive, but some things are and can add up. But, when you’re paying for handmade, customized and quality products, I’m surprised they are this cheap. This is the first place I recommend when people ask where to get these items.

Overall 9/10 for all of Kitten’s Playpen’s hard work, products, quality and business. Well worth the wait and price. I think there’s always room for improvement with any business and that’s why I’m not putting a perfect ten. What I love might be different to someone else, but I think these girls have done an incredible job throughout their entire business timeline and I just hope to see them succeed even more. They are dedicated to their work and customers. I give everyone who works there a virtual poptart! ^-^ <3 <3 <3

Keep it up lovelies!