Friday, 18 November 2016

Zoella Beauty; Christmas 2016 Range - Product Review


Finally getting around to writing this post as it's been lying in wait for a couple weeks now! Most of the products are from this year's Christmas Range with two new products from the Original Range. Everything was purchased from feelunquie.com. As always I loved everything that I got!! Everything looks beautiful, even the packing! With this post, I'm just going to post the pictures for each with the fun and cute names Zoe put for them.

I'll start with the products from the Original Range.
Scent: Original scent.

Hand on Heart - Hand Sanitizer

Pretty Polished - Sugar Scrub
Blooper: Zeus walked into the shot!!

Christmas Range 2016
Scent: Gingerbread and Vanilla

Spa in a Jar - Comes with a flannel, Ginger Cream body cream, Shower Glaze showerl gel

Deck the Baubles - Shower Gel

Hungry Hands - Hand Cream

Lip Balm Duo - Gingerbread scented (comes with a gold shimmer) and Vanilla scented

Snap, Fizz, Relax - Bath Fizzers
 I didn't feel like opening this one until I use it, so I took a pic of the back to give you an idea of what the bath fizzers look like.

Just Crackers - Christmas Crackers
Another I didn't feel like opening because I'm going to open them, maybe with my step sister on Christmas! 
But there's 1 body cream, 1 shower gel, 1 hand cream and 1 lip balm between the 4 of them.

Best Chums - Coin Purses

We 3 Beauties - Make-Up bags

And that's all I could get shipped to me! I honestly love everything in the range!! The scent is a really nice gingerbread scent which is perfect for this time of the year. I really don't think I can choose what is my favourite product because I love it all. Zoe continues to release all these amazing products that I love that I can't wait to see what she comes out with next!

PS. This is my 200th blog post!! Seems fitting since Zoe is the person who inspired me to start a blog in the first place!

Thursday, 17 November 2016

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas


IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!!

Yes, Christmas is my most favourite time of the year! I love everything about it. I love decorating for Christmas, getting to wear my Christmas sweaters and listening to Christmas music. I love shopping for and wrapping the presents. It's my favourite holiday ever, and I'm unapologetic about just how much I love Christmas! So I thought I'd do a before and after of my living room as I decorated it this year. We got a new tree this year so I got help setting it up and decorating it from Julie!

Before:

After:
(Julie and my mom's stockings are missing some letters, haha!!)

The beautiful new Christmas tree!

These hung out while we put up the tree. Zeus was sleeping upstairs in my room at the time.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Dan & Phil Go Outside - Book Review (w/TATINOF Movie Review)


Started: Nov 6, 2016 | Finished: Nov 7, 2016

Dan and Phil Go Outside by Dan Howell and Phil Lester
Published by Random House Books on Nov 3, 2016
Genre: Non-Fiction
Pages: 224
Book Edition: Enhanced Ebook, Hardcover
No. of times read: 1
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis:
A personal collection of candid photos and insightful stories from Dan and Phil’s adventure ‘in the real world’

Dan Howell and Phil Lester, avoiders of human contact and direct sunlight, actually went outside. Travelling around the world on tour, they have collected hundreds of exclusive, intimate and funny photos, as well as revealing and captivating side notes, to show the behind-the-scenes story of their adventure.
Rating: 5/5

My Review:

I thought since this book is more of a photo book than an actual book-book that I would include my movie review along with it since both book and movie are about The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire adventure that Dan and Phil went on. Since releasing The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire (which you can read my review for here), the boys came up with a stage show that they've been touring across the world with. Since not everyone could go to the show (ie. people like me), they filmed the show and released it on YouTube Red, you can find it on Dan's channel. They also filmed a documentary of what went into the making of the show, also released on YouTube Red, and can be found on Phil's channel.

I loved watching both films on each of their channels. I started with the making of documentary, and it was great to see everything that went into the show, and it really showed just how hard these two guys work at what they do. Then, I went on to watch the stage show and it was amazing!! I wish I could have gone when they came to Toronto. It had everything that we love from their videos put into the show, and it all tied together. I laughed so much while watching it in the best way!

After watching the film, I bought the enhanced ebook (even though I have the hardcover, but on the ebook, they provide commentary throughout the book!). The enhanced ebook was great, to get personal plus professional of all their travels along with their commentary whether it was written or said throughout the book! I loved everything about it, and Dan and Phil should be so proud of everything they've accomplished over the past few years!

Monday, 7 November 2016

Cinder - Book Review


Started:
 Oct 21, 2016 | Finished: Nov 5, 2016

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Published by Square Fish on Jan 8, 2013
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Pages: 387
Book Edition: Paperback
No. of times read: 1
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis:
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
Rating: 5/5


My Review:

I absolutely loved this book!! It was so captivating right from the first chapter. It got me excited for this whole series that's for sure. Cinder as a main character was so great, I loved her so much! I'm really loving all the fairytale re-telling stories that are out. This one taking Cinderella, and making her a human cyborg was just perfect!

The main premise of the story is that there's plague on the world, and everyone is trying to find a cure and looking to cyborgs to help find it. When Cinder's stepsister gets sick, her "evil" stepmother volunteers Cinder to be used for a cure, but she's immune and it all goes from there with so many twists and turns throughout the book. It was a complete page turner, and I loved every minute of it.

Prince Kai was a perfect love interest, and I loved that he had his own story going on and how it all connected in the end. I also loved his relationship with Cinder, of course! It was great to see how it developed, and I can't wait to see how it will continue to evolve throughout the series. There is also villainous Queen Levana, who is what is known as a Lunar who's plant, Luna, is the moon. She wants to marry Prince Kai to become royalty on Earth as well.

I'm very excited to read the rest of this series! I love the world that they've created, and I can't wait to see how the story continues, especially with the way they left it at the end.


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