M.I.A. & This Week…

Oh dear I haven’t posted for over a week now… *smacks self on hand repeatedly until no longer feels bad and due to this arrives back to continue writing post hours later*

I do have my reasons though! I’m currently on holiday from work, and I’ll be returning back on Wednesday. I planned to sit around doing stuff at home, and writing loads of blog posts to last me at least a fortnight, but alas this hasn’t happened. For a change I haven’t been stuck in the house like I assumed I would be, and went out pretty much everyday!

Monday I went for a day out in town with my friend Sophie to eat sushi, do some nerdy shopping, got stuck in the rain, and chilled out at hers in the evening. It was lovely, and it’s days like that with her that I really do enjoy.

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The new Matcha Roll from YO! Sushi. For how much it cost it wasn’t really worth the money…

Tuesday I wasn’t very well for pretty much most of the day so I spent it in bed playing Spyro 2 on my PlayStation and catching up with season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Seriously love that show! Later on in the afternoon Dane came over after work to stay the night. He had the rest of the week booked off as holiday, as it was his birthday Thursday.

Wednesday we had a VERY busy day! I had planned to bake Dane a cake for his birthday, and was supposed to go out and buy everything on Tuesday, but alas I was poorly. But it didn’t matter as we had a lovely day together on Wednesday! We discovered a new shopping centre to go to instead of our usual ones, had lunch at Ed’s Diner, and got all the stuff we needed for his cake! I’ll be writing a post on this for tomorrow, as his cake was just too amazing not to talk about… Well in my opinion anyway. 😛 It took almost three hours to make, so it better have been good!

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Ed’s Diner shakes are the best! I had the Biscoff one, delicious. ^_^

Thursday was Dane’s birthday and it was a really nice day. We went to a local farm that we always enjoy visiting (you can read about it here and here) and saw the cutest little bunny there! We really wanted to buy him, but alas we don’t have the room for him right now, which sucks. 😦 We went for a meal at Frankie & Benny’s too, which was amazing! Dane loved all the presents he was bought, and was mostly bought Deadpool related goodies. I also bought him the Darth Vader Nendoroid that he needed for his ever-growing collection. He was really pleased with him, which is good because he was hard to find! 😛

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Not going to lie when I say that it makes me sad looking at these pictures of the bunny, just because I fell in love with him so much. 😥

Friday was another good day. We spent the morning in bed chilling out, reading our comic books and manga, and decided to go out to Forbidden Planet in Coventry, as well as IKEA. Just to get us out the house really. I’m currently reading the Sword Art Online Progressive manga (and by the way, I am LOVING it!) and Dane as usual is reading his Deadpool comics. For the rest of the day we pretty much chilled out, and played Xbox One games.

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Sword Art Online Progressive manga. I’m currently on book 3, and loving the series so far!

Saturday more of a chilled out day, and a bit stressful due to trying to decide whether or not to buy the bunny we had seen Thursday, but alas it hasn’t happened. Which is a shame but meh… We hope he’ll go to a loving home. He was so damn cute! For the rest of the day we chilled out, read more manga and comic books, and played more games. Was legit a very chilled out day. I was meant to try to get some blog work done, but alas it didn’t happen. I did however order myself some new Jeffree Star Cosmetics liquid lipsticks! WOOHOO! I picked up his new shade Scorpio, and Redrum! I cannot wait for them to arrive, I’ll be making sure to review them. 😛

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Image taken from Jeffree Star Cosmetics Instagram account. This is one of his new shades, Scorpio. A gorgeous grey purple shade. I can’t wait for it to arrive!

Sunday is today and I intend to get LOADS of blog work done! Me and Dane are contemplating going out to get out of the house for a while… But personally I don’t think I can be arsed. I have at least three or four posts I want to attempt to get written today, and then loads Monday and Tuesday too before I’m due back at work Wednesday. We shall see what happens!

Again I apologise for not being very active this past week on my blog, and to be honest I’ve just wanted to relax over my holiday from work, even though I didn’t do that at allllll! I promise to be back and active on my blog from today.

I hope to have a post up today, but if not today, then tomorrow for sure!

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’ve had just as good a week as I did.

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April ’16 Wish List

Oh hello April, you’re here early?! Easter has come and gone, and the kids are currently on their Easter holiday’s still. Spring is officially here too, the clocks have gone forward, and people are moaning about not getting any sleep. Oh wow is them! 😛

I’m still on a spending ban, and apart from buying my boyfriends birthday presents last month, I have been really good so far! Alas, a spending ban doesn’t stop me from creating my monthly wish list, so here is it for month number four of the year.

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  • Pokemon I Love Mew Plushie – £27.55 (link)

I remember these cute plushies being announced back before the start of 2016 and I just KNEW that I would need one in my life, mostly this one pictured about. The little cutie is giggling with its eyes closed and hands on its cheeks. I don’t think these are very big plushies, which is nice for popping on the side, or on your bed. There are various people on eBay selling these, at various different prices, and from mostly Japan. I love Mew, they’re my favourite Pokemon (alongside the Eeveelutions) so I kinda need one of these in my life. Childish as it may be, I don’t care. Life is short!

  • Deadpool Pewter Keyring – £4.50 (link)

I love Deadpool… I think people who come onto my blog know this from just reading my profile alone! I loved Deadpool before it was cool by the way 😛 I don’t like to hoard keyrings, this is something I used to do when I was younger and I’ve grown up from that now! I’ve been looking for a pewter Deadpool keyring for ages, and as of yet I haven’t been able to find one. Whilst my hunt for one has somewhat come to a stop, at the same time I’m still waiting, as this is out of stock at Forbidden Planet. OH WOE IS ME! This was actually one of the items I would have bought for my boyfriends birthday, but alas I wasn’t able to.

  • Lady and The Tramp Boypants – £4.00 (link)

There is a lot of Lady and The Tramp items in this wish list this month… I don’t know why! For once there just seems to be a lot of said items on the market at the moment… Which makes me happy! I have enough knickers to last me a life time, but I just can’t say no to anything with these two cuties on. Topshop don’t only do their 3 for £10 on their knickers, but they also do student discount. So whilst I’m meant to be on a spending ban, I may just have to treat myself to these very soon. You can never have enough knickers!

  • Reese’s Pajamas – £25.99 (link)

Just want to first of all say, these are from Primark but as I rarely go out shopping anymore and don’t step foot into Primark when I do, I’m having to resort to eBay for these. I love Reese’s peanut butter cups. Fattening, but oh so yummy! I know loads of people who love them too, and I’ve made my own “healthy” versions of the yummy snack. In the summer last year I picked up some short pajamas from Primark with the same Reese’s logo on. I love the look of these pajamas as they look snug and comfortable, with the awesome Reese’s logo all over the bottoms. I could just buy the bottoms for £14.99 but for another £11.00 I may as well get the whole set.

  • Lady and The Tramp Letters Mug – £7.99 (link)

As I have previously stated, I love Lady and The Tramp so when I saw that The Disney Store had a new mug up for sale, I just fell in love. I want to order it as soon as I get paid from work, or at least pop into the store and pick it up, alongside the Eve mug, which I’ll be talking about shortly. I love Disney mugs, and whenever I get my own house that’s pretty much what all my mugs are going to be! xD

  • Billabong Iti Jacket in Black Cherry – was £96.00 now £48.00 (link)

I am after a new jacket for spring and summer. I fancy something red or yellow. 😛 This is a winter jacket to be honest, but I still really like the look of it for autumn and winter time! It is pretty damn expensive at £48.00, so I am keeping my eye on it to see if it’ll go down even further. I’ve seen this in person and it is a gorgeous jacket and one that is perfect for seeing you from season to season. I love it in the black cherry colour, it’s a gorgeous colour and something different. You can also pick it up in Off Black and Grunge Green, so if you like the look of it but want a different shade to the dark red, you have a couple of options.

  • Shades of Kawaii: A Cute Colouring Book – £4.99 (link)

I LOVE colouring books, and recently me and Dane spend out evenings and days off colouring in together, and watching movies. They’re just so damn relaxing to do, and we just both enjoy doing them together. He has a Deadpool one which I bought him, and I have three, a dog one, a seasons one, and an animals one. Yeah, I have enough to last me a lifetime… But I’m sucker for anything Japanese and kawaii, so of course I really like the look of this colouring book. I can see us doing more and more colouring over the next couple of months.

  • Eve 3D Mug – £9.95 (link)

The other mug I said I was going to talk about from The Disney Store. I have the Wall-E mug that goes with this one, and when I finally get my own house I really want to get this mug so that I have the cutest (and my favourite) Disney Pixar couple ever. I love my Wall-E mug and how it’s a square shape, so it’d be nice to get this one too, which is a more “normal” shape. Perfect for hot chocolates, and cups of tea. It is more on the pricey side, but sod it. We only live once.

  • Lady and The Tramp Socks – £3.50 (link)

The final item on my wish list that I’ll be talking about is of course Lady and The Tramp themed. Oh boy! 😛 As you can see, they’re these lovely ankle socks, again from Topshop like the boyshorts. I don’t really need any socks, but meh I can’t deny these! Like the knickers Topshop do an offer on socks, 3 for £8 so I think I may have to take up this offer when I buy the knickers. 😛

So that was my wish list for April! I’m still on my spending ban, but I may have to treat myself to a couple of things on this list, it depends how I feel, and also how my bank account feels. 😛

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

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’ve had a great weekend.

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Deadpool – Film Review (Guest Post)

My friend Gabriella is here again to bring you awesome readers another film review. As soon as the Deadpool movie came out in cinemas I asked her if she could review it for me so I could share it on my blog. I love her reviews, whether the be for films, games, books, etc. She’s amazing at writing them, so who better to ask eh?

I’m pretty sure most of you have seen the film already, but if you haven’t, get a ticket booked because this film is selling out! As Gabriella is a legend, she hasn’t put any spoilers in her review, so don’t worry about having anything ruined for you. It won’t be.

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Deadpool (15)

Category:
Action and Dark Humour.

Ideal for:
Fans of the Marvel movies; fans of Deadpool.

Rewatchability Factor (Out of 10):
9.

Overall Rating (Out of 10):
8.

Review (No spoilers):
After what feels like years of anticipation, there was every chance that Deadpool was going to buckle under the weight of the hype and disappoint, but this couldn’t be further than the truth. Played by Ryan Reynolds, Wade Wilson is a mercenary for hire who is diagnosed with terminal cancer, and then undergoes experimental treatment that leads to a severe mutation of his skin that makes him essentially immortal but at the cost of his skin looking scarred and burned. This sounds like an incredibly depressing premise for a story, one that should be filled with a brooding and angst-filled lead, but that’s certainly not the case. Instead, Wade is loud, obnoxious in the best way, funny and incredibly crude. There isn’t a moment where he isn’t running his mouth, reeling off quip after quip, and yet somehow it never feels forced or pushed in – every joke is incredibly well timed and beautifully blended in with the dark themes of the film. In fact, some of the best jokes are ones that are interlaced with the more serious scenes, because the contrast leads to a more powerful emotional impact.

Although the film is Deadpool’s origin story, the supporting characters are overall just as interesting as the merc with a mouth. Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), who plays his romantic interest, wasn’t subjected to the general female and damsel in distress cliché, but instead has a complex and believable personality, and some of my favourite scenes were the interactions between her and Wade. The other two supporting characters, Weasel (TJ Miller) and Blind Al (Leslie Uggams) were equally hilarious, and their cutting sarcasm was a refreshing counterpoint to Deadpool’s loud and often unsubtle jokes. The only two supporting characters who didn’t feel as developed were Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (played by Stefan Kapicic and Brianna Hildebrand respectively). Although they appear for a significant portion of the second half of the film, their characters felt rushed, and I walked away knowing very little about them other than very basic knowledge. While this is partly understandable because the film is primarily about Deadpool, all the other supporting characters felt considerably more fleshed out, which made the lack of it with Colossus and Warhead all the more jarring.

Of course I can’t do this review without mentioning the antagonists. Ajax (Ed Skrein) is a great force against Deadpool, both in terms of sheer power and wittiness. There was a level of one-upmanship between the two enemies, which was both hilarious and fascinating to watch. Reynolds and Skein bounced off each other incredibly well, and some of the more memorable scenes of the entire film were their conversations. However, my one criticism with Ajax is that he suffers from an issue that most of the villains in Marvel films suffer from: being a Generic Villain. His own origin story is explained away in a 10-second exposition, with his motivations behind his villainy feeling underdeveloped. He was still an interesting character, but I spent the film wanting to know more about him, and I never got it. While I understand that there’s only so much they can do in a film, because they need to maintain the pace, but a little more time spent wouldn’t have gone amiss. Angel Dust (Gina Carano), the other antagonist, despite being the strong, silent type was a nice addition, and Carano played her perfectly.

Overall, it’s an excellent film that lives up to every expectation. It’s crude and laugh-out-loud funny but with some genuine moments of darkness and emotion, so everything that we wanted in a Deadpool film. Reynolds was born to play Deadpool, and it truly felt as though I was watching the comics come to life. For any fan of Deadpool, I wholeheartedly recommend it. You will not be disappointed.

Short Review:
• Plus sides: Hilarious and dark; Reynolds was the perfect Deadpool; great side characters.
• Down sides: Generic villain.

Thanks again Gabriella for this film review, it was amazing! I’ve inserting a video of ALL the promotional trailers, videos, etc that came out for Deadpool below!

Have you been to see Deadpool yet? If so, what did you think of it? If you haven’t been yet (WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUUUUUU????) then has Gabriella’s review convinced you to go? Make sure to let me know down in the comments!

Until next time all, take care and have a great weekend.

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Wish List Wednesday – Deadpool (Guest Post)

Hey guys! Dane here! Nat is letting me loose on her blog again to talk to you about the regenerat-ing degenerate, Deadpool.
Today the merc’ with a mouth arrives on the silver screen. It has been an incredibly long time coming; both Nat and I have been incredibly excited since its announcement over a year ago. Recently we have seen everyone go crazy for the ‘pool, it is everywhere and to me that is a very good thing for fans of the character. You can’t be anywhere and not see an advert on a bus or on social media. Personally, it is absolutely brilliant. The best thing they are doing with the movie is the “touching yourself” campaign for men and women, where Deadpool instructs you to check yourself for lumps and bumps and not even in a way that makes you think it’s an awful attempt to promote the movie.
Do I need to give you a background of the character? Just watch this video.

With the upcoming movie Nat has tasked me with providing you all with a few possible gift ideas that I would personally like and for that person who loves a bit of Deadpool. You could gift these for someone for Valentine’s Day, or even just as a general pay day treat for yourself. The possibilities are endless!

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Well the best place to start for a comic book character is obviously the comics. You can start with the Deadpool Classics as I believe that’s where he is first introduced. I’ve never been a big fan of comics as I never liked the art style of the older comics. I started with the Deadpool Complete collections which are a bit newer and I think are the ones which really show Deadpool as we all know it. I also have the Deadpool kills series, Night of the Living Deadpool and Return of the Living Deadpool. All good stories in my opinion, I have found myself reading through the collections as soon as I buy them. I have just enjoyed them that much. The weird and sometimes hysterically dark adventures have kept me invested with this character and it just makes me that much more excited to see him portrayed on the silver screen. I would like the Cable and Deadpool series next (and eventually all Deadpool related media) but I think the next one I’m going to buy will be the next volume of the Complete Collection and Deadpool Vs. Thanos as starting a new series would just confuse my little brain.

  • 12 Inch Figure – £259.99 (link)

Well who wouldn’t want this? Doesn’t it just look majestic? Yes it does, is exactly what your answer should be. Never mind the price, just means its proper quality. Am I right? 😀
For something a little more feasible and less stressful on the wallet. Imagine this bad boy sitting on your shelf/in your display cabinet. I want it. I want all the expensive figures at some point. Including the Star Wars Stormtrooper ones and there’s this Attack on Titan figure (link here) that would mortally wound my bank account. If you have the £300 to spare it would make an excellent addition to anyone’s collection.

  • Pop! Vinyl Deadpool Chimichanga Truck – £22.99 (link)

This I could live with and not feel like my bank account hates me. I have said before in other posts my uneasiness with Pop! Vinyl figures but I think this one would be pretty cool to have. It has the figure with Deadpool’s Chimichanga Truck. What is not like about that?

  • Clothing

For something to wear out there’s plenty of things out there, be it official or not there’s some decent quality stuff. Just Google “Deadpool clothing” and you will find an abundance of items but if you want to be saved that arduous journey of pressing Ctrl+T and typing that short sentence here’s a few items.

  • Varsity Jacket – £29.99 (link)

I love my varsity clothing, I have enough myself. My snowboard jacket is varsity, I have a Black Mesa (Half Life) varsity and a few other jackets to go along with them. For me the colour isn’t my thing as it’s too in your face but it still looks pretty cool. Natalee talked about this in her February wish list (link here) and I think she likes this item more so than me.

  • T-Shirts – starting from £14.99-£15.99 (link, and link)

For something a bit more subtle you can go for these t-shirts. I can see myself wearing these to show my support for the ‘pool.

  • Lego Keyring – Various prices on eBay, just search for “Lego Deadpool keyring/keychain”

This one is quite the unique one. Nat actually bought us one each as a little Valentine’s Day present, and they are pretty darn awesome. Merging the Lego and Marvel universes even further by this unofficial Lego figure. I can’t really see Lego ever bringing out this character officially as he is known to be aimed at a more mature audience, then again he has had more toned down appearances in other media including Ultimate Spiderman. So there could be a chance, but in the mean time I am happy to settle with this. His swords even detach and can be held! Whoever made this is pretty skilled, mega props to them!

  • Game (available on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4) – starting from £26.59-£28.00 (link)

I know that when it was originally released it wasn’t the best game in the world and according to newer reviews it still isn’t. It has been released for newer consoles and includes some of the up-dates and DLC bundled with it. I have watched Lets Players run through this game and it looks entertaining but the game play just seems… Bleh. I am also conflicted by the way Deadpool is portrayed. From memory he’s a bit wackier than I would like. Which yes Deadpool is crazy and can be quirky, but he’s not THAT bad. The game seemed to remind me of the Animaniacs and I just think that’s a bit too much for his character. He has some dark moments in the comics; he’s desperate to die, he has an intimate relationship with the Marvel personification of death (who is female) and he just wants to be seen as a good guy really. I haven’t actually played the game (yet) so my re-view could be somewhat unfair and my assumptions and prejudices could be preventing me from being exposed to great Deadpool media. For what it is, a cash grab by Activision to jump on the movie hype, it is a tad expensive and I will be waiting for a price drop or sale to happen before genuinely going to buy it.

So there it is a few ideas for the Deadpool lovers out there. I know I will be getting a few of these.

Both Nat and I are excited to see the film in a few hours, are you? Have you seen anything here that you think you would like to buy for yourself, if not someone else? Have you got any awesome Deadpool items you want to share with us? Feel let us know, and feel free to comment below and tell us what you think! Ciao! 😀

Thanks again to Dane for being on my blog! I love when he writes for me, as like Deadpool he is just so wacky, and hilarious. 😛

We’re off to go watch Deadpool now anyhoo, I hope you are too!

Until next time all, take care.

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February ’16 Wish List

We’re down one month of 2016 already! Only 11 more to go and it’ll be Christmas and New Year all over again. 😛 I was a little spend happy throughout January, so I need to watch my money this month and be good. Lipsticks won’t help me buy a house, sadly. This being said, there are a few bits and pieces I am still after this month, and it never hurts to lust after things, does it?

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  • Benefit The POREfessional: Instant Wipeout Masks – £24.50 (link)

Benefit have a few new goodies coming out for their POREfessional range, one of them being the Matte Rescue gel, which I was so excited to try and pick up! These are little face masks which you can use all over the face. They’re like nose strip style shape and size, BUT they aren’t pore strips. They’re a liquid face mask which you can apply to the nose, chin, forehead, and cheeks, as they have up to 10 uses from what the woman told me on the Benefit counter. I would have bought some when I was there the weekend, but they’re not cheap and these will be a product I’ll pick up as a real treat to use once every fortnight. I don’t really have issues with my pores, I just have an oily t-zone. My boyfriend would probably love these mind. I want to look into these more though, they sound cool.

  • New Look Black Turtle Neck Cold Shoulder Jumper – £22.99 (link)

I’m a huge fan of the cold shoulder look on long sleeved, black garments and I REALLY DON’T KNOW WHY! Is it a trend from the 90’s that I love? Or grunge? What is it people, can anyone tell me? I have a black long sleeved t-shirt from New Look that shares the cold shoulder look, and it’s one of my favourite black t-shirts to wear now. So why not add a jumper into my wardrobe to throw on when it’s nippy? Not only do I love the cold shoulder look, but I happen to love turtle necks too. I think it’s the whole wrapping up warm aspect for me. I wish I had gone in New Look and had a butchers for this when I was in town last weekend, but I never thought of it at the time. I would love to pick this up though to rock with a skirt, some denim shorts, or a light wash skinny fit jean. The Dr Martens in this wish list would look great with them too, as well as my Jake Dr Martens (post about those here)

  • ASOS Swing Dress In Star Print With Eyelet Detail – £15.00 down from £30.00 (link)

I wouldn’t have known this dress existed if it wasn’t for Hannah Gale, who recently featured it on her blog, as well as one of her vlogs. She looks gorgeous in it and I loved how she teamed it up with a belt and some boots (you can view how she dressed it up here). I don’t know how the hell I would dress it up if I bought it, but I’d rock it all over the spring and summer months. I showed it to my boyfriend and he isn’t sure on it, but that being said I will keep my eye on it and see how I feel. It looks beautiful on Hannah, but it might not look as nice on me. :’) It just look so airy, and the perfect dress to wear if you want to look great, but feel like shit.

  • Dr Martens Serena Faux Fur Lined Boot – £110.00 (link)

I have wanted a pair of these boots for years… Since before I even met Dane and I met him three years ago this year (God that’s flown by!). I’ve found a pair cheaper on eBay, and although I would jump at the chance to buy them usually and still say, “BUT IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!” I need to be a little more realistic now. I need to save money, and I still have my Jake Dr Martens, which I only got in September when I finished university. I love those Dr Martens… BUT yellow Dr Martens with silly faces on aren’t always practical… Especially when I just want to rock some black clothing and look like the inner goth that I am. 😛 I shall see how I feel in the future, but Dr Martens want to be something I rock more this year and onward. They’re amazing boots, and a shoe brand that I really adore.

  • Marvel Deadpool Men’s Varsity Jacket – £29.99 (link)

I wanted to save the best until last, and it’s hard to choose between this and the last item! As everyone knows, the new Deadpool movie is out next week and let me tell you, I am so fucking excited! I have been a fan of Ryan Reynolds for 10 years, and Deadpool is my favourite Marvel character too. I came across this having a nose for some present ideas for my boyfriend and have fallen in love. I don’t really need anymore jackets, but this one is just too nice to pass up. I love wearing my boyfriends jackets, they’re just so comfortable and as this is a man’s jacket I could get away with buying a small size and rocking it with some skinny fit jeans, and boots or Vans. It isn’t expensive either for an official licensed product!

  • Pokemon Yellow on 2DS and 3DS – Price TBC

This is the item I saved until last. The only thing I know about it is that it is due to come out on the Nintendo eShop on 27th February, the same date the original three Pokemon games (Red, Blue, and Yellow) came out 20 years ago! I don’t know how much they’ll be, I imagine something like £10-£20. Anymore than that would be a bit of a rip off to be honest… I will be getting Pokemon Yellow, as this was always my favourite to play. I know my boyfriend is going to get one too, so we can play and trade Pokemon together. Anyone who isn’t going to be buying these bad boys, WHY NOT? I’m hella excited.

So that was my wish list for this month. I need to save money so the only things I can really see me buying is the Deadpool jacket, and Pokemon Yellow. Two nerdy things I am super excited for this month.

What goodies are my readers after this month? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

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

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A Belated Birthday Money Haul

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I mentioned in a post recently about how I’d received a Debenhams gift card (post here) from my brother for my birthday, as well as some birthday money from family… But that I hadn’t spent it yet.

Well after a crap week, a trip to A&E, and some resting in bed, I decided if I was feeling up to it I would take a trip to town with my boyfriend and do some much needed therapy shopping… and eating.

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It’s not technically something I bought with birthday money, but I wanted to give the item, and my friend a mention. My friend Claire (over at All Mouth, No Spoons) offered to sell her Jeffree Star liquid lipstick in Unicorn Blood to me earlier on this week, and when she said for £10, I jumped at it straight away! She knows how much I love Jeffree Star’s lipsticks, and bless her she knows my skin tone well and that it would suit. It was nice to have a natter with her for a while when I went round to her house to buy it. I’m sure I’ll be meeting up with her soon, and doing some collaborative posts in the future!

Our first stop of for the day was to Yakinori, a noodle, bento, and sushi restaurant. There are two in Birmingham, one in Grand Central, and one in Selly Oak by Birmingham University. I have to say hands down it is some of the best katsu curry I have ever had, and let me tell you I’ve tried a lot from various Japanese restaurants… So I’m kind of a pro now at this taster stuff. Joke. 😛 It really did set us up though for the day, and we didn’t feel hungry at all after that. We intended to get some more sushi from there on our way home, but that never happened.

So we went into town to do some shopping, parking was a pain but it wasn’t SO bad and town was actually quieter than we originally thought it was going to be, due to people being paid and such. It was good though, nice and quiet just how we like it.

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Our first place to go shopping was Nostalgia Comics. It’s my favourite place to go if I want to do some much needed geeky shopping. They stock comic books, manga, Pop Vinyl’s, various figures, I could go on. You get the gist of it by now, they stock a lot of nerdy stuff. We went in to get some comic books and manga. My boyfriend was on the hunt for more Deadpool comics, and I wanted to try and get some new manga to read. My boyfriend kindly offered to buy me some manga, my choice being the Sword Art Online Progressive series, which started not long ago. Nostalgia do a 3 for 2 offer on most manga, and these were on the deal too. They weren’t cheap in my mind at £9.99 each, but meh. They’ll keep me happy for a while!

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I loved Nostalgia Comics anyway, but after yesterday I love them even more. When my boyfriend purchased his goodies, the woman serving us put some free Deadpool goodies in too! She gave him a beanie, a sleeping mask, and a badge. I said, “Oh wow I’d love the beanie!” To which my boyfriend replied, “No I bagsied it!” I said aww and obviously looked sad, so the woman asked if I wanted a hat too! I said yes of course, and only when I had a nose at the hats a while later did I realise she gave me a full set of goodies too. What a legend! The beanie hat is so damn comfortable and baggy, it’s definitely going to be worn to death.

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Next stop was Debenhams, where I decided I would either use the whole £50 on my gift card, or just half of it. I ended using all of it! On things I really wanted mind. The first thing I picked up is this adorable fox dress by H! by Henry Holland. I LOVE foxes so I couldn’t pass picking this up. I went and tried it on, and it was just perfect. The fit, the length, and especially the print. It has a nice little cut out above the boobs as well, which is a nice change. For £28 I thought this was a bargain, and that’s full price. I’ll wear this loads throughout the year.

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As well as that I picked up a new product by Benefit, the POREfessional: matte rescue. I can’t wait to try it, and have had my eye on it since it releasing in America a while ago. I’ve heard nothing but positives about it too, especially for people who have oily skin. I have an oily t-zone (which I HATE!) and whilst the POREfessional does help it, it doesn’t help it all day. This wasn’t cheap at £21.50 but to be honest, it’s a huge tube and a little bit does go a very long way, so I don’t mind spending that much. I’ll be writing a review on this in the future. The woman who served me at the Benefit counter was amazing too, she gave me a couple of free samples, which I can’t wait to try!

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Finally I made a stop off at Victoria’s Secret, the shop I mainly wanted to go to town for. Since my friend Poppy introducing me to the store back in December 2014, I have loved their bras. It is like my boobs are on air, and they’re loving it! However, my first bra from there is damaged, two more I bought aren’t the right fit for me, and a duplicate/replacement I bought of the first one is just wearing away from overuse (oh dear…), so I decided it was time to buy a couple of new ones. I’m so glad I did! I always get my bras from upstairs in the PINK section, but this time I opted to try the Victoria’s Secret section downstairs, and I’m really glad I did. I picked up a gorgeous red bra that I liked the look of and waddled to the changing room to try it on. I asked Gemma, the girl who served me if I could try it on and be measured as I was concerned that I may have gone down a bra size. She said yes, not a problem and helped. She said I was still the same size, and that the bra I had picked up fitted perfectly. To be honest, I felt pretty damn good in the bra I picked up, and I loved it so much I picked up another one but in a nude shade. I can’t wait to wear them next week now. I’ve missed having a comfortable bra! The only problem with VS though, is the price… These made me want to cry when they came to £77.50… But meh they last quite a long time, and they feel comfortable, so to me it’s worth every penny.

So that was everything I picked up from town with my birthday money! I have bought some little bits and pieces up this month, but I’ll feature those in a separate post me thinks. I really need to stop buying things now. 😛

Have you picked up any nice goodies after pay day on Friday? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time all, take care and I hope you’ve had a great weekend.

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May Wish List 2015

I swear to God, April has been a tough month and before May 21st, it’ll be even tougher. I’m towards the end of my second semester of uni and that means lots and LOTS of uni work! I have five assignments due in and I need to start working on my dissertation as soon as the 21st has gone. I’ve already started it, which is good of course.

Anyway, wish list. I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to be honest, and I had to have a think about what I had seen and lusted after. Some I have mentioned before, but I’ll talk about them differently this time around.

I think after the 21st I’ll treat myself to a few things from this list for working so hard… Yeah… Maybe if I’m not skint anyway!

  • Yankee Candle Tea Lights in Berrylicious.

I own this scent in a large jar (which I spoke about here) and it’s by far one of my favourites! However, due to how rare this candle is now appearing to be, I’ve decided to save it until I move out and have my own home to burn it in. The same can be said for my newest candle, Red Velvet (in a large jar! YAY!), which I picked up at the start of April. I have had my eye on the Berrylicious range in Yankee Candle’s sale for a bargain. I recently bought the Easter Vanilla Cupcake and bunny tea light holder in Clinton’s sale so I now have a cute little tea light holder to burn my candles in! So I might pick this tea light set up in the sale. Berrylicious is such a yummy smell and will be perfect for summer.

  • 101 Dalmatians Lucy Tsum Tsum.

Oh my Gosh, everyone is in love with these and at first I didn’t get why… Until I saw them for the first time in the Disney Store and now I know why. These little guys are so cute and adorable! They come in small, medium and large sizes. The large ones are huge and would prove good companions if you feel miserable and want something to snuggle into. I think they’d also work good on long journeys and you want to have a snooze. They look like pillows. However, I’ve only been interested in the small ones and they’re just as cute. I’ve had my eye on Lady from Lady and The Tramp but from having a look on the Disney Store website, I’ve discovered that they have 101 Dalmatians ones! This is my second favourite Disney film so I was instantly attracted. Lucky has always been my favourite puppy (for obvious reasons!) and as a kid whenever I found something 101 Dalmatians themed, I usually bought it. I was obsessed with it at one point and it was a bit crazy. But sod it, we’re all a little crazy aren’t we? But enough rambling! I’d love all the other puppies available too, which are Patch and Rolly. I can see me ordered these as a treat when I get paid at the end of the month.

  • OPI Nail Lacquer in This Colour’s Making Waves (from Hawaii Collection).

I love OPI and over the past couple of years they have become my favourite nail polish brand. Sometimes there are just collections and shades that come out that I really love and need in my life and this is one of them. This colour really is making waves over the blogging community and everyone appears to adore it. I’ve read review, after review and the more I have read, the more I have wanted it. I had a look at it in store the weekend and it really did appeal to me. I would have bought it there and then but I don’t think my boyfriend would have allowed me without a fight… SO I have decided to save it as a treat for when I’ve handed in all my assignments for semester two. That seems a pretty decent bargain to me! The shade itself is a shimmery teal with blue and greens in there. It reminds me of Fuerteventura (where I was somewhat brought up as a child) and the ocean looks just like this. It would just remind me of that and I miss that place like a fat kid on a diet misses cake. So I kinda need this in my life…

  • YY Kawaii personalised iPhone case.

I’ve mentioned this Etsy seller before and she is amazing! I really want her to customise a case for me! I was close to ordering one at the start of the week, but I left it. I’m going to wait until I get myself a new phone before I finish uni. I may as well, as whilst her cases look beautiful, they’re also expensive. So I wouldn’t want to buy one for my iPhone 5, only in three or four months time to get an iPhone 6. To then need to order another one. So I may as well wait it out and think about what I would like. I have some ideas and it’s definitely a nerdy Pokemon themed one, especially Eevee! I want a Starbucks cup on there, as well as some other cute little pink things and such. I can’t wait to order it!

  • Eve 3D Mug.

Who doesn’t love Disney Store mugs, eh? I love them and once a year I may buy myself a new one. I used to buy them all the time when I was in college and undergraduate uni but I’ve grown up a little since and been good and saved money. However we all need to be a big kid sometimes and when I fancy being just this, I look to Disney and Pokemon for my childish fixes. I have the 3D Wall E mug and I want the Eve one to match! I wanted this mug for about a year and every time I went into the Disney Store it was sold out, the Wall E one too! Then they told me it wasn’t coming back into store, but to check online. They’d all gone from there too. However last year on a random shopping date I FOUND WALL E! He was in the sale with £2 knocked off of him. If Eve had have been there too, I would have bought her as well. When I have my own home, all my mugs will be Disney and anime related. Because I’m cool that way.

  • Lanolips Lip Ointment in Apples.

I’ve been lusting after a Lanolips lip ointment for years, but due to how expensive they are… I’ve never picked one up. Plus everywhere I’ve looked, they’ve never had this one in stock. So I left it. However, Feel Unique now stock this one and it excites me very much! I’ve wanted to pick up the banana one too, but as I’m allergic to banana and it contains actual banana, I wouldn’t want to worry it would set off my allergies. This is expensive and it’ll have to be a very special treat to myself to pick it up.

  • How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran.

I can’t say I have loved Caitlin Moran’s books… I was bought How To Be a Woman years ago and I just couldn’t get into it. I don’t know if it was me at the time and the frame of mind I was in, but I just had to stop reading. I was so excited to read it too as the person who bought it for me said I was similar to Caitlin, but when I read it I kept thinking, “fuck off, I am nothing like this!” but I will someday give that book another go. However, I fancied buying this whilst food shopping as not only was it cheap, but the plot sounded right up my street! And the style of writing that I do myself. I will definitely buy it someday, but maybe not yet as with uni work, my reading has been put on hold. Which I’m pretty gutted about! I love reading so much.

  • TAFI Deadpool Leggings.

I love me some leggings and whilst I love Black Milk ones the most, they aren’t very purse friendly and whilst I often purchase mine via eBay (I make sure they’re legit, etc) I just want to find something new… Etsy is great for this and whilst some don’t look as good as Black Milk, some are designs that Black Milk haven’t even done yet. This is one of them. I rather like Deadpool and I’m super excited about the movie with Ryan Reynolds (who is also one of my favourite actors) these leggings are just perfect really. They look great quality and just look cool and I’d be able to dress them up with all sorts. Including postage, these would only cost me over £17. BARGAIN when Black Milk will cost you nearly £100 including postage! I recommend checking out TAFI if you want some cool leggings for a bargain.

So that’s my wish list for May! I do need to save money so I may only buy one or two items from this list. I need to save money for bills, uni, as well as for trying to put a deposit on my own home. It’s tough going but I guess this is being a grown up.

What’s on your wish list this month? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time, take care all and see you soon.

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