Wednesday, 10 January 2018

The Christmasaurus: Live on Stage!


Today I'm going to tell you all about one of the greatest days of my life and it all started at the end of 2016. When Tom Fletcher (aka the love of my life) announced that he was turning his cute little Christmas book, The Christmasaurus, into a live stage show, which I obviously had to go to! I spent so much time hinting to my mum that I wanted to go, even though she said she wouldn't get tickets.

Fast forward to Christmas morning; I opened a present from my Mum and Dad and there in my hands was The Christmasaurus book, a book written by the person who I had loved since I was 8, and my happiness was at an all time high. I truly didn't think I could get any happier...that was until my mum told me to open the book and there was 2 tickets to the show, and in that moment the only thing I could manage to do was cry!

I then had a year long wait to finally be able to see the show! The thought of seeing Tom and Giovanna Fletcher performing together in front of my eyes was more than I could've ever dreamed of and then at the end of October the best announcement was made that not only Tom and Giovanna were performing but also Harry Judd, Matt Willis and Carrie Hope Fletcher were as well. Basically me and mum literally couldn't fangirl more if we tried!

Then on the 23rd December 2017, the day finally came and I'm not even joking I had never been so hyped! I hadn't and still haven't read the book (like I've read a few pages) so we were going into it not really knowing what to expect, just that there was a Christmas dinosaur and my favourite people all on stage together. 

The show was so beyond amazing, it had such a beautiful story line and Tom's utter musical skills just made everything amazing. I was close to tears during many moments in the show and even though I'm 21 and went to a show that was probably more aimed at children...I had the best time ever and it just made my 2017 if I'm honest. I also really need to buy the musical edition book because those songs were really everything!!

I hope you enjoyed this post and will come back for my next one!



Saturday, 6 January 2018

Kathleen Lights x Colourpop

Hey, welcome back! 

Today's post is sort of a new make up/first impressions sort of post. If you've read previous posts of mine you may know that Kathleen Lights is my all time favourite youtuber, and recently she brought out a collab with Colourpop to create this Dream Street eyeshadow pallette and Dream Team lip trio.

This is my first Colourpop order and I'm super excited about it because I've heard so many great things about them. They are such an affordable company so the palette and lip trio (although I had to buy them separately because the trio had already sold out) were very inexpensive. The costly part was the shipping and customs tax as it came from America, it also took about 3 weeks to arrive, which is pretty good considering how far it had to come and that it was shipped around Christmas Time.

The more I use this palette, the more I fall in love with it. There is such a brilliant range of colours in it that you can create so many different looks.

top row L-R: Shooting Star, Magical, Star Dust, Twinkle
middle row L-R: Sweet Dreams, Water Bearer, Potion, Spark
bottom row L-R: Kaleidoscope, Elfish, Moony, Mermaid Boy

My two favourite shades to use right now are Shooting Star and Potion, they are my go to shades for any eye look recently. I'm obsessed with this palette as a whole to be honest, it definitely lived up to my expectations as the shades are so pigmented and they blend so easily to make the perfect eye look. I cant wait to keep on experimenting with the different shades.

The lip trio consists of two Ultra Satin Lips and an Ultra Glossy Lip. I was so excited to try these as I had heard so many great things and was so intrigued to try the different formulas as I am a big fan of Kylie Lip Kits so trying something that isn't super matte was exciting to me! 

hand swatches- L-R: Dreamy (Ultra Satin), Moonchild (Ultra Glossy), RĂªver (Ultra Satin)

I'm so obsessed with all of these, the formula of the ultra satin lip is so great, not only are they super pigmented they stay on all day without being fully drying so it is such a comfortable all day lip colour! I've only recently become a fan of lip gloss and this is definitely my favourite! It glides on so softly and isn't sticky at all, which is one of my least favourite thing about glosses.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Definitley check out Kathleen and Colourpop, and hope you come back for my next post!



Monday, 1 January 2018

bye bye twenty seventeen


So another year is over which means another set of TV characters have died! Unfortunately for me, I really fell out of most of the shows I watch so the list is kind of short...but even though its short, they were freaking heartbreaking!!

If you want to read my previous years you can find them here: 2016 / 2015 / 2014

Lets get into it!

6: Gideon Blackburn - Reign

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Gideon was such a great character and I really loved his and Mary's relationship after Francis died. Everything that happened with his daughter was just super heartbreaking and the fact he died just so Narcisse could get back at Elizabeth was just so unfair.

5: Topher Zia - The Night Shift
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This was a death that truly shocked me. You never actually see his death scene as it was just announced to the hospital that he was in a car accident and didn't survive, and it was something that I wasn't expecting to happen. He was such a great addition to the show and was definitely missed from the last season.

4: Heather Pinkney - Code Black
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I was seriously so shocked and upset at this death. Code Black was only on its second season and Heather was definitely one of my favourite characters. After being bitten by a patient with Hemorraghic Fever, the two part episode is very centred on her survival but the more time went on without a cure, she ended up crashing. It was such a shock, but definitely a great story line for the finale.

3: Hannah Baker - 13 Reasons Why
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I know that 13 Reasons Why was a major controversy of 2017, a show that I personally liked but I feel like you can't deny Hannah's death was beyond heartbreaking. Anybody taking their own life is extremely sad but seeing every little thing that led to Hannah taking hers made it so much worse. The entire death scene broke my heart and is something that I will never be able to forget. This show was extremely moving and powerful, and even though it has some extremely difficult moments, it is something that I would recommend to everybody.

2: Mary Queen of Scots - Reign
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When I heard that Reign was ending, I was intrigued to see how they would actually end it and whether they would include Mary's death. I obviously read up on the history of the real Mary Queen of Scots and didn't know how the writers would be able to write in a time jump to have her die at the same age she did, but it worked out so well. Although her death was extremely sad, it was written so perfectly and the fact she was with Francis again made the whole show amazing for me.

1: Billie Ashford - Home and Away
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This is seriously competing for the saddest TV death ever along with Casey Braxton from Home and Away. I was so conflicted by Billie and VJ's relationship at the start and as soon as I fully fell in love with them everything went wrong. Billie was such an amazing character and she didn't deserve anything she went through. Everything happened so fast but was truly heartbreaking. Her last moments with VJ and Luc on the beach was such a beautiful end to her story.

I hope you enjoyed this post and hopefully (well not that I want any more of my favourite characters to die) I will have more content to next years post!

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