Shopping With Character: Minnie Mouse

Shopping at Walt Disney World is always a lot of fun, and a great way to show your #DisneySide is by shopping with character!

I enjoy adding a bit of my favorite character to my everyday outfit or even my beauty routine.

While staying ‘budget friendly’ with gifts and souvenirs can be a challenge, I found some great ideas for under $25!

Since my favorite character is Minnie Mouse, I thought I would start with her!

Shopping With Character: Minnie Mouse


Anytime I can find a kiss-lock coin purse I am over the moon! This embossed silicone coin purse is perfect at $9.95! I like to use them for keeping my earbuds, cord, and a brick organized in my backpack or purse.


When I picked up this embroidered vinyl cosmetic case, and saw that it was only $9.95 I was thrilled. It would be great for keeping items like pencils organized, small necessities in a purse together that end up in a mess in the bottom (I hope that is not just me…), and even as a way to keep things like boarding passes and passports organized for longer trips. This pouch is a great bargain for any use!


Want to add a touch of bling to an outfit? These rhinestone classic three circle Mickey Mouse silhouette bobby pins are awesome. They are super sparkly and useful, and at $19.95 a really playful touch for a fancier outfit.


I adore wearing a bow in my hair, and for $9.95 this fabric bow is fun and durable! I am also a sucker for polka dots, so it is the best of both worlds for me!


If you don’t like to wear bobby pins, these rhinestone and pearl classic three circle Mickey Mouse silhouette head bands are for you. At $16.95 you really can’t go wrong!


You can also find these rhinestone classic three circle Mickey Mouse silhouette hair bands that are $14.95 for two. These are great if you like to wear a band around your wrist.


Beautifully Disney has some amazing brushes, and this Minnie Mouse inspired Kabuki brush is no exception. For $21.95, this high quality brush is a great value.


If you are looking for a utility pouch that is on the larger side, this pie-eyed Minnie Mouse vinyl case would be a good choice at $19.95.


Beautifully Disney has this red and black polka dotted vinyl large cosmetic case with bow and mirror for $24.95. I like these vinyl cosmetic cases, because if a powder or eyeshadow breaks the clean up is easy.


And rounding out my list is the zip ID Mickey and Minnie Mouse Bouncing Bouquet case from Vera Bradley. The Disney Vera Bradley Collection is wildly popular, and even on a small piece like this you can still get a glimpse of a character. This one takes some patience, because if you are set on finding the perfect one for you it could take some time.

I hope that you enjoyed a look at how you can add a touch of your favorite character to your wardrobe on a budget.

What is your favorite character to add as you are shopping with character?

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Marketplace Co Op Opens At The Downtown Disney Marketplace

Marketplace Co Op

The Marketplace Co Op opened today at the Downtown Disney Marketplace, and we were fortunate enough to get an early peek at this new and exciting area!

The Marketplace Co Op, in the former Team Mickey location, houses six specialty merchandise locations that will be updated every quarter so your shopping experience will be able to change with the season to serve as a showcase for new items and lines of products.

The interior of the Marketplace Co Op is really sparse and industrial looking so that the individual spaces can really take on the lifestyle and look of its content.

Marketplace Co Op

I especially loved the chandelier with its mixture of antiques and modern sensibility.

Marketplace Co Op

I also like how the Marketplace Co Op is still open to TrenD and Downtown Disney Marketplace Guest Relations to give the space an even more unified feel!

Now it is time to get to the good part…

The six new specialty merchandise locations of the Marketplace Co Op!!!

D-Tech on Demand: A place to personalize and customize your own electronic accessories

Marketplace Co Op

Marketplace Co Op

D-Tech on Demand has a wide variety of electronics, headphones, speakers, phone cases, and electronic accessories, but the gem of the store is the D-Tech On Demand Cases!

Marketplace Co Op

Marketplace Co Op

In the center of the store is a bay of iPads where you can choose the perfect case for YOU and even personalize it with your name! Currently the D-Tech On Demand Cases are only available for the iPhone 4/4S/5/5S and the Samsung Galaxy S3 & S4. We were told that new phones will be added soon!

Marketplace Co Op

The D-Tech On Demand customized cell phone cases are $36.95 and the Personalized D-Tech On Demand cell phone cases are $44.95.

Marketplace Co Op

Also available are Disney Vacation Club Resort specific phone cases with the DVC logo. DVC member do receive a 10% discount on these customized cell phone cases. We were given conflicting information about if these are exclusive to DVC members, so we will update you with information as we find out!

The Trophy Room: Vintage inspired, lifestyle sports apparel, and collectibles.

Marketplace Co Op

While this area of the Marketplace Co Op is definitely the least ‘Disney’ of the areas I have to say that it is one of my absolute favorites!

Marketplace Co Op World Cup

The area has an old world gentleman’s sporting club feel, and is filled with vintage apparel that is absolutely reasonably priced!

Marketplace Co Op

I was kind of bummed that they didn’t have an runDisney Merchandise here, since Team Mickey was the place to get those items!

However, my biggest complaint about The Trophy Room is that there was no love for my Alma Mater Virginia Tech…Go Hokies!!!

Beautifully Disney: A beauty destination for woman featuring make-up, fragrance, and beauty accessories.

Marketplace Co Op Beautifully Disney

The Beautifully Disney area at the Marketplace Co Op is definitely the smallest area of the six, but it packs quite a punch with all that they have to offer!

Marketplace Co Op Aulani

Inside this area you will find the entire Beautifully Disney line, spa items that are exclusive to Aulani, H2O products, and fragrances galore.

Marketplace Co Op Pop of Minnie

There are also certified makeup artists that are happy to give you a complimentary mini-makeover using the Beautifully Disney products! Talk about a great break from the parks!

Marketplace Co Op Make Over Area

Marketplace Co Op Make over

Right now, they have an extremely limited promotion where for every $60 you spend you can receive a shirt with the Beautifully Disney logo. There are only 300 of these shirts, so they will go quickly.

Marketplace Co Op Beautifully Disney Shirt

One little tid bit of fun! While I was getting my mini-makeover this morning we got a peek at the new Beautifully Disney Makeup Mirror coming to the stores in December. The details are amazing and it’s a great size for home and travel. I have a feeling that I am going to be buying a lot of these as gifts for the holidays!

Marketplace Co Op Mirror

Centerpiece: Home product for Guests that want a splash of Disney in their room furnishings, textiles, and everyday ware.

Marketplace Co Op Centerpiece

Centerpiece at the Marketplace Co Op is going to cause a lot of issues in my house, because there wasn’t one thing that I didn’t want to buy!!!!

Marketplace Co Op Orange Bird

You had me rom the 20,000 Leagues Mug, the Orange Bird wall of amazingness, the Mr. Toad small tray, and the Tiki Room Cloth Napkins!

Marketplace Co Op 20,000 Leagues Mug

I’m just going to give you pictures so we can mourn the loss of our money together!!!

Marketplace Co Op Tiki Room Napkins

Marketplace Co Op Tiki

Marketplace Co Op Chalk

Marketplace Co Op Mr Toad

Zoey and Pickles: A girls’ destination containing the latest trends and glamour for the up and coming fashionista.

Marketplace Co Op Zoey and Pickles

So my Zoe will not know that Zoey and Pickles exists, because she will want everything in this store!!!

Marketplace Co Op Pascal Shirt

Full of great clothes, accessories, and shoes in an assortment of styles Zoey and Pickles is sure to have something that your girl can’t live without.

Marketplace Co Op Shoes

The displays are fun and colorful, and even the stools are just the right size for them to sit and try on shoes!

This is a much needed area for girls who have maybe outgrown the Princesses, but are still a little young to venture next door to TrenD!

Cherry Tree Lane: Accessories for the sophisticated woman with a passion for scarves, shoes, bags and jewelry.

Marketplace Co Op Cherry Tree Lane

Cherry Tree Lane…you are also going to get me in a lot of trouble!!!

Marketplace Co Op Mary Poppins

The design of Cherry Tree Lane has a lot of nods to Mary Poppins and is home to a great line of merchandise inspired by the movie

Marketplace Co Op Vera Bradley

This is also going to be where you will find new Disney Dooney and Bourke and Disney Vera Bradley purses launching in the future.

Full of fun accessories, purses to die for, and a great atmosphere Cherry Tree Lane is awesome!

A lot of the merchandise featured at the Marketplace Co Op is currently available on, however we are hearing that the pieces are selling out quickly, so my best piece of advice is to call Walt Disney World Merchandise Guest Services at 877-560-6477 (toll Free) with a detailed description of what you are looking for if you can’t wait for your ‘Must Have’ items!

Marketplace Co Op Shopping Bag

I really love the idea of the Marketplace Co Op, because it is a way to get out of the hustle and bustle that can be shopping at Walt Disney World for more of a boutique and unique shopping experience. I also can’t wait to see how these spaces evolve as Disney Springs is built!!!

We posted more photos on our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts if you want even more great pics from this morning at the Marketplace Co Op!


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Beautifully Disney Giveaway

Beautifully Disney

Beautifully Disney has arrived at Walt Disney World, and I couldn’t be more excited!

I got the unique opportunity to have a sneak peek and wear some of Disney’s newest collection of cosmetics and beauty products exclusive to Disney Parks, and I want to share some of my thoughts and give you the chance to win a lip gloss from the collection!

Beautifully Disney

Beautifully Disney defines timeless beauty through collections of fairytale nostalgia, unlocking harmonious colors. Through the collections of this new and enchanting line, it is the goal to keep guests romanced by the contrast of mysterious yet inviting colors and sparkle to experience modern recreations of our most beloved and treasured Disney characters. Beautifully Disney is sure to bring out the sheer brilliance of your inner most beauty. The character inspired collection is the first of its kind for Disney Parks and has been developed to evoke the spirit, beauty, and fantasy of all things Disney.

I am a huge fan of make up brands like Urban Decay, Stilla, and MAC, and I have to say that the Beautifully Disney Wickedly Beautiful Collection doesn’t disappoint!

Beautifully Disney
I love the smell of TrenD in the morning!

When we arrived at TrenD early Saturday morning, we had the opportunity to speak to two cosmetologists about working with and wearing the cosmetics line.

Beautifully Disney

Beautifully Disney
Who can resist the lovely Isabella?

We also heard from Erin Catalano, Merchandise Communication Specialist, Walt Disney World Resort, about the cosmetic line and it’s availability in the parks and online.

Beautifully Disney

When I sat down in the chair for my Beautifully Disney makeover, I was really excited! We used the ‘Midnight Hour’ villain’s eyeshadow collection to created a subtle eye and used Ariel’s lip gloss ‘Mysterious Mermaid’ in combination with Cinderella’s lip gloss ‘Stroke of Midnight’ for a shimmery pop. The product names are super cute, and the results were pretty awesome!

Beautifully Disney

The eyeshadow collections have a very smooth texture, even the shadows with a hint of glitter, a good level of saturation, and go on easily without leaving behind too much powder and glitter where you don’t want it to be! I usually have a hard time keeping eyeshadow on without a good base, but I definitely did not have that problem with the Beautifully Disney collection.

Beautifully Disney
The villain’s ‘Midnight Hour’ eyeshadow palatte. $27.95

Beautifully Disney is a very build-able and wearable collection! The light colors of eyeshadow are ideal for the day and more casual occasions, and to get more of a dramatic look it’s super easy to use what you already have in the eyeshadow palatte. I love that one palatte can create so many looks!

Beautifully Disney
The very regal ‘Enchanted Kiss’ eyeshadow palatte. $27.95

The Beautifully Disney lip glosses were super high quality and long lasting! I also love that the creators of Beautifully Disney created a line that was so flexible! The glosses have a good level of shine and shimmer, but you can also kick it up a notch with lip glosses that are all glitz and glam!

Beautifully Disney
Beautifully Disney lip glosses are $14.95 per tube.

Beautifully Disney

Beautifully Disney

It is easy to see that the nail polishes in the Beautifully Disney Wickedly Beautiful Collection were created with durability and beauty in mind. The colors go on easily and wear beautifully!

Beautifully Disney

The color palettes featured in Wickedly Beautiful play on the juxtaposition of good and evil, of Disney Princesses and Villains. With this new line, you can choose to emulate your favorite princess or villain, with the help of soft and deep lacquer crèmes shimmering with glitter, creating modern interpretations of Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora, Evil Queen, Lady Tremaine, Ursula, and Maleficent.

Beautifully Disney
You can purchase the nail polishes in mini sets ($19.95) or individual bottles ($8.95)

I love the pattern and colors of these bags!!! These bags are the only component of this collection that can be purchased online, and I have included a link to the Disney Store’s webiste for each bag directly under their picture.

Beautifully Disney
Barrel Cosmetic Case $24.95
Beautifully Disney
Nesting Cosmetic Case Set $39.95
Beautifully Disney
Cosmetics Train Case $34.95
Beautifully Disney
Cosmetic Case Set $39.95

Right now, there is a special offer going along with the launch of Beautifully Disney! If you spend $40 in products you can get the line’s compact (usually $16.95) for only $10.

Beautifully Disney


Beautifully Disney Wickedly Beautiful is a seasonal collection, and some of the components of this line will be retired to make way for new releases. So if you see a palatte or polish you can’t live without you may want to act quickly!!!

As I said earlier, this is a Disney Parks Exclusive collection available in TrenD and in World of Disney with just the cosmetic cases and compact available online. However, if you aren’t going to be visiting the park anytime soon, you always can call Walt Disney World Mail Order at 1-877-560-6477 to order these products.


You can enter to win this Ursula lip gloss now!

Beautifully Disney
Win this Beautifully Disney ‘Soul Survivor’ Lip Gloss!!!

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I hope that you enjoyed this look at the new Beautifully Disney Wickedly Beautiful Collection, and good luck entering our Giveaway!

Beautifully Disney

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