May Wish List ’17

I swear this months wish list should be called “holographic/metallic wish list!” as most of the items on here are just that. That and holiday related items too. As I mentioned in one of my posts recently, me and Dane are going on holiday this year which is super exciting! I didn’t mean to find so much holographic and holiday related stuff to be honest… I kind of just ended up stumbling upon stuff out of boredom last week… Oops! 😛 Oh well, it makes for some reading today for you guys. ^_^

  • New Look Turquoise Metallic Lattice Longline Bikini Top – £16.99 (link)
  • New Look Turquoise Metallic Tie Side Bikini Bottoms – £12.99 (link)

I discovered this bikini recently through a Google search whilst looking for holographic/metallic bikinis. I don’t really need a new bikini but I wouldn’t mind picking up a new one for my holiday in September. This is gorgeous and is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before to be honest. Not only does the design of this look unique and have a grunge style to it (which I LOVE!) but it’s also a beautiful turquoise metallic colour which is the perfect holiday and beach colour. Although this is gorgeous and probably my perfect bikini for Fuerteventura it’s kind of impractical for sunbathing in due to the lattice design. Due to this I’d probably use this mostly for popping down to the beach and on very hot days to the shops. Of course I would pick up both the top and bottoms. I’ll definitely be buying these on payday next week so I don’t miss out the chance of getting them!

  • Your Lie in April Part 2 Limited Edition Blu-ray – £44.99 (link)

I LOVE Your Lie in April and especially around the start of the year when I first started watching the anime series, as well as reading the manga. Since then I’ve finished the manga and been awaiting part 2 of the blu-ray to come out and be added to my collection. I haven’t actually finished watching the anime yet as I wanted to binge watch it all on the blu-rays with Dane, so of course I am really excited to be able to finally do this!

  • New Look Silver Holographic Mini Backpack – £17.99 (link)

I don’t NEEEEED a new backpack but it never hurts to add a new addition to your collection… Does it? I’ve owned backpacks similar to this from New Look before and they’re definitely some of the best ones I’ve owned to be honest. They’re comfortable, look great and are a bargain for how much wear you get from them. I really am on a holographic kick at the moment, like a holographic magpie so I couldn’t help but eye up this backpack. I’d love to try and pick it up in the sale (if it goes into sale obviously) before I go on holiday, but we’ll see what happens. I’d want to try and cutesy this bag up by popping a couple of badges on it and some cute Japanese gatchapon keyrings.

  • Truffle Collection Truffle Flatform Holographic Sliders – £14.00 (link)

Again I was looking for some holiday ideas and the first thing I thought to search for was (yet again!) holographic themed items. I found this flatform sandals and I’m unsure what I think of them to be honest. I don’t love them enough to buy them as soon as possible for the holiday, but I don’t know if I hate them enough to not warrant myself buying them at all. I would love another pair of shoes to take with me to wear around the house, to the beach and in the evenings as something light but I have my flip flops to do that. I’m definitely more of a Vans slip on trainer and flip flop girl when it comes to going to Fuerteventura. If these went to a dirt cheap price I’d definitely pick them up as they’d be great to wear casual in the day and dressed up in the evening a little. I think what puts me off the most is that they’re white. Black would have been SOOOO much better!

  • Forever 21 Holographic Windbreaker Jacket – £24.00 (link)

When I saw this jacket it just reminded me of the 90’s and of the style of jackets my mom and brother used to wear… But not holographic obviously. 😛 For the final time on this blog post I’ll be talking about something holographic… I do apologise about how much stuff there is on here that’s either that or metallic. Again due to the holiday I was having a look around to see what else I could find on Forever 21’s website to buy in the future and this jacket looks cool! I’d want to pick it up to wear over the summer, as well as for the holiday. As cool as the turquoise colour is I don’t know if the jacket itself would look good or even feel comfortable. I’d want to go in store and have a look at this first before buying it, or at least read a handful of reviews.

  • Good Smile Company K-ON! Yui Hirasawa Nendoroid – Prices vary depending where you buy.

Finally we come to the last item on this list and it’s one that me and Dane both want to try and find next month! We were really naughty this month Nendoroid wise and bought quite a lot in one go. We’re part of a Nendoroid group on Facebook and someone on there was selling all of her K-ON! collection so erm… We bought all of the ones we needed. We picked up four out of five she was selling which means the only girl we need now is Yuki! She’s the main character of K-ON! and is Dane’s favourite character. We’ll try and keep our eyes peeled for someone else on that group to sell a Yui Nendoroid or we’ll end up buying a new or second hand one from Japan. These Nendoroid figures came out years ago, not long after they started being made so they’re not as easy to get a hold of now, but this being said they’re cheaper.

So that’s my wish list for this month! I really need to stop spending money now and put it in savings to have towards the holiday. I don’t really want anymore manga at the moment so I’ll definitely be saving money not buying those. I’ll also be saving money not buying much else too because besides the stuff on this list I don’t want anything. 😛

What items do you have on your wish lists? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care all and I hope you’re having a great week.

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Secondary School Nostalgia!

A random post but sod it, who doesn’t love a bit of nostalgia eh?

From 2001 to 2006 I attended secondary school and they were a mixture of some of the best and worst times of my life. But some of the best times are when I look back to all the awesome trends we have flying around and how they’re now making a comeback.

What really inspired me to write this post was the story I am writing for my dissertation at university. It focuses on a girl between 2001 to 2008 and the nostalgia I am feeling writing about it towards the start of 00’s is making me feel so nice and fuzzy instead.

I wish I could go back to this time. I legit want a time machine!

But alas, I can’t get hold of one right now, so I thought I would share my nostalgia list with you and things that remind me of secondary school.

  • Davidoff Cool Water EDT.

This was probably the first perfume I owned as a teenager (alongside Thierry Mugler’s Angel) and I loved it! I used to spritz this all over my uniform and then head to school. I always got compliments on it too and at the same time my mom and one of my cousin’s wore this. However over the years my nose has changed and I no longer love this perfume, but I rather hate it! I smelt it recently to try and get some memories back, but urgh vile! I never remember it smelling so strong and cheap. For an EDT it is a really strong scent. I did love this though as a teen and I don’t have any regrets! I smelt damn good! 😛

  • Bath pearls.

Does anyone remember these? Where were you if you don’t? I remember these being a weekend treat for myself after a long week of school. I would run a hot bath and pop one of these into the tub. I love bath pearls even now! They give some essential oils to your bath and smell gorgeous too. The Body Shop used to sell these and my mom always treated me to some whenever we went shopping together. Over the years though, bath pearls have sort of vanished and the only place I’ve been able to find them now as Wilko’s own brand, which are really nice. I used to love coconut and strawberry flavours. These have now been replaced by Lush’s bath bombs and bubble bars.

  • Light up dummy.

I recently spoke to someone about these and I thought me and my cousin’s were the only ones to know about this craze, but alas, everyone else did too. I remember a time when flashing dummies were in and everyone apart from me had one. These were popular with ravers and clubbers, which of course we were WAY too young to be involved in. So both my cousin’s owned these dummies and I didn’t, and it sucked! By the time I found one to buy, these were well out of fashion. I’d be half tempted to try and bring the craze back though. These were fun in the early nights and later nights when it was dark out and you were still playing. They only cost a couple of quid too from poundshops and markets. Bargain!

  • Ali G Indahouse.

When this film came out everyone in my year loved it… Well most people anyway. And (this is how pathetic the people in my year were) if you had watched this, you were pretty cool, which at the time made me feel awesome because I had infact watched it. So much so I knew most of the funniest lines and people loved me because of it! However, I look back and cringe at the fact that I felt cool for watching this. Either way, I loved this film so much. I could do the finger clicked business and everything. It just makes me laugh. And I still can’t believe Martin Freeman is in this, he plays his character really well and he always makes me giggle. If you haven’t watched this film, do! Because it’s the perfect stereotype for how people used to be in the 00’s like Ali G… And possibly some people still today!

  • Bubblegum Club.

I LOVED the Bubblegum Club and the characters in secondary school! If I ever found anything in the shops with the characters on, I often spent my pocket money on it. We all loved them in class too and often spent ICT classes making Powerpoint presentations with little gifs of them all to create discos, and such like that. We also used to discuss which one of us amongst the class were certain characters. Mine was usually rock chick, which makes sense still even now! One item I fondly remember buying by the Bubblegum Club are some lip balms my mom bought for me from New Look. There were five different colours/scents and I used to use a different one each day at school. I felt really cool having them.

  • MySpace

The second time we got internet in our house, was when MySpace was all the rage and everyone and their pet had an account. My cousin set mine up and I met so many people on it. Even some of my oldest friends I met through chatting to them on MySpace, moving onto MSN from there. You could personalise your page using HTML coding, pop your favourite song on for everyone to enjoy when they went to your page, as well as friend loads of artists, bands, and celebrities. It was the place to be but then Facebook came along… and when MySpace changed it’s layout, that’s when it really went downhill! I recently logged into my account and it really has changed. It doesn’t look as good anymore. But it was fun to try and stalk people. 😛

  • Scented gel pens.

Most people had these at school, at least one in their pencil case. I had all of them! I used my pocket money on them whenever new ones came out and even received them for birthday and Christmas presents. I still use my scented gel pens now. At one point they were all I used at school and everyone loved me because of it. I especially loved the dark blue one that smelt of soda and the black that smelt like cola as I used these for my uni work. My teachers used to sniff the pages of my notebooks whenever they marked my work during class. I want to get the whole range of scented gel pens again so I can use them for my uni work. But I can’t find them online at the moment, which sucks.

  • Rimmel Sweet Jelly lip gloss.

I remember when these first came out and I adored them! I loved lip gloss as a teenager and rarely used lipsticks. I would apply these before and after classes, as well as during toilet breaks. I was naughty and during my GCSE’s I would sneak off to the toilet to apply my lip products… As well as pee! I did go there for the toilet! But everyone had this lip gloss when it first came out. I had both the clear and a pinky red shade. If I didn’t wear them at school, I wore them during the weekends. I felt somewhat cute wearing lip gloss, especially if it was pink or red. It seems times haven’t changed in that sense! But what I loved most about these was that they smelt and tasted like fruits. It was delicious. It’s a shame they got rid of these.

  • Roll on glitter.

Who DIDN’T like this back in the day? Hell we all still love it now, don’t we? I loved the roll on body glitter and each time I used one up, I got a new one. You could get spray on body glitter with scents, roll on, tubs, everything! These were used mostly on upper arms, collar bone, and the face, mostly next to your eyes and above your cheeks. My cousin’s were crazy for these and I only got into the whole glitter phase after it started to die out. I remember buying myself some roll on glitter and wearing it to the school disco. I felt so cool and hip! Oh those were the days. Only needing to worry about where to apply body glitter. Sigh.

  • Lip Smacker lip balm.

I remember when this first came out in the UK and I bought almost all of the stand in my local Superdrug. My mom was with me at the time and wasn’t too pleased that I spent £10 on lip balms. They were worth it though. I used them all the time at school and I don’t ever remember seeing anyone else, other than one girl using Lip Smackers. They clearly weren’t as hip and with it as we both were. 😉 Then Lip Smackers vanished from my local Superdrug and I was really gutted. Since then I’ve tried some of their newer flavours and they are great and kept my lips lovely and soft.

  • Bang on The Door – Groovy Chick character.

Every girl I knew KNEW about Bang on The Door and either had some sort of object with the characters on, or craved something. I was a mix of the two. Most of the girls in my school had notebooks and journals with the characters on but as much as I wanted a notebook myself, they cost nearly £10! That’s expensive for a teen who doesn’t have a job! I remember seeing BOTD and being jealous of anyone who owned anything like it. I did have a few pieces myself, but they were never as cool as what everyone else had. I did some research whilst writing this post and discovered that BOTD are apparently bringing back Groovy Chick, and their retro pieces! I bet all 20 somethings are feeling a little nostalgic right now? Huh?

So that was my nostalgia post! Do you remember any of the items and things I mentioned? Hey, did you own any or hate any? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

I know throughout May to September whilst I’m writing my dissertation I’m going to continue feeling the nostalgia.

Uni is the reason I have been so quiet lately but as soon as May 21st rolls around, things will be alright.

I hope all my readers are well and enjoying Spring so far.

Take care all and see you soon.

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The 90’s Tag!

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Okay I know I haven’t posted on my blog for a week now, but I have been pretty busy! It was my boyfriends birthday the weekend and let’s just say I’m still recovering from it and that isn’t due to drinking too much alcohol, I didn’t drink any. We just went to a lot of places, with a lot of people.

We went for a meal with his old work friends on Friday evening, Milton Keynes for snowboarding with one of his friends on Saturday, Sunday we chilled out all day but in the evening we went round to a friend’s house and watched films and ate Chinese, and finally for his birthday on Monday we both went to Warwick Castle.

It was a hell of a tiring weekend and now I’m just sat in bed relaxing after a busy morning/afternoon at work.

SO LET ME GET ON WITH THIS TAG!

As I was born at the start of 1990, I am indeed a 90’s child, and for a while I saw this tag floating around Bloglovin’, as well as around the blogging world and when I finally saw this tag done on Lauren’s blog over on Keep Calm It’s Only A Blog, I thought I would take part too.

So without further delay, let’s get on with it! 😛

 

1. Favourite Disney film?

I’d probably say Pocahontas. I remember how much I loved that film as a kid, as well as when I went to the cinema to watch it. My parents and I had been out shopping beforehand and during that trip my Mom bought me a Pocahontas sweater, which I loved. It was a dark red and had a picture of Pocahontas on it. I don’t remember where she bought it from, but I’m gunna guess Marks & Spencer. Anyhoo days later we went to the cinema to watch the film, where I wore my sweater. I loved that sweater so much and as well as that for the following Christmas I received a Pocahontas doll with a Meeko hair braider, which I still own somewhere! Picture of said toy down below…

2. NSYNC or Backstreet Boys?

Neither, I wasn’t into either of those bands and I couldn’t sing any of their song lyrics if I tried…

3. Favourite candy/sweets?

I didn’t each much chocolate or sweets as a kid, I was and still am more of a crisps person… Although I do remember blue dolphin sweets, I loved those as a kid.

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4. Weirdest fashion trend?

Mmm… I’m not sure to be honest. Probably jelly shoes, so wrong but oh so right, cool and strangely comfortable!

5. Favourite music artist/band?

I had a soft spot for Simply Red when I was younger, as well as Oasis and I loved S Club 7… Which I am embarrassed to admit. xD

6. Favourite game? (board game, playground)

Playground game I loved to play was What’s The Time Mr Wolf, that was a fun game to play! Board game I used to love spending Saturday and Sunday afternoons playing Scrabble and Monopoly with my Dad. 🙂

7. What would you watch on TV after school & Favourite TV shows?

SOOTY! My Mom always made sure to get my home to watch Sooty & Co in the 90’s and although when I look back it was never as good as The Sooty Show, it didn’t stop me loving it just as much. As well as that I loved SMTV Live, even though that was more towards the late 90’s. Also Art Attack was a good show to watch, as well as Rugrats, Kenan & Kel, Tot’s TV, Brum, The Queen’s Nose, and many more.

8. Favourite book?

I won’t lie, I didn’t read much when I was younger, which I feel quite sad about to this day as I really do love to read now. I do remember reading Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse though and I really did love that book! I want to re-buy it as I don’t have a clue what I did with the original copy I owned, plus I would love to read the sequels that came out after it. It’s a children’s book, but who doesn’t like reading back on books they loved as a child, eh?

9. Favourite clothing store?

I want to say New Look… But that seems too old, doesn’t it?! Every time my Mom popped into New Look she would end up buying me a nice funky t-shirt to wear. I still own a couple of the quirky ones I had from back in the day, including one of a dog called Afro Ken, which in hindsight may have fueled my intrigue of anything Japanese related.

10. 90’s beauty memories?

My cousin was really into make up when we were approaching 10 years old and it wasn’t that I wasn’t into make up, but I wasn’t into it quite as much as she was. She would do my make up for me and popped glitter gel on my cheeks and all this stuff and from day one of her popping eyeshadow onto my eye lids, I wasn’t a fan of the stuff but I LOVED glitter gel and to this day I wish I could still use it and get away with it, but I’m old now. I can’t be doing that anymore! I loved glitter gel, whether it came in a small jar, a roller ball tube, or a spray bottle, I loved to apply it wherever I could.

11. Favourite McDonald’s happy meal toy?

When the Snoopy World Tour toys came out for the first series! My cousin’s and I went mad for them and every weekend we would have Happy Meals just to see how many we could collect, as well as who could collect the most. I still own all mine to this day (please don’t ask why!) and the reason why this was my favourite toys is purely because I love Snoopy, I have done from a young age and I don’t think that love will ever leave me.

12. Favourite toy?

Favourite toy… I’m not 100% sure to be honest with you. I loved playing with my Barbie’s, but I also loved playing with my cuddly teddies too… But I think my most memorable toys were my TY Beanie Babies, one in particular being my big black and brown cat, which was called Chip. I took it everywhere with me, especially to school and I just loved it a lot. I can’t remember where it was bought from, but I just loved it so. As well as that when 102 Dalmatians came out, I fell in the love the cartoon versions of the puppies Oddball, Domino, and Little Dipper. Knowing how much I was in love with the film my parents bought me a plush version of Oddball, which I fell in love with for quite a long time. It was the last teddy they ever bought me and last one I ever grew to love as a child. I still have it somewhere and it’ll never be thrown away!

So that was my version of the 90’s tag!

I wasn’t tagged to do this post, but I’m going to tag ALL OF YOU WHO READ IT to take part!

If you do take part please let me know in the comments down below so I can come and read your answers. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this tag post, I really enjoyed doing it as it brought back a lot of memories for myself.

Until next time, take care all!

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