Month: February 2016

Where have I been? What's my next step?

I know that I have been away for the last week without any posts, but I ended up going away to Walt Disney World for the week at VERY last minute (two hours before my friends family left!). I had such a great time as usual and I didn’t want to leave!

On the other hand, I feel like I have come across a route that I want to take in my life – Animation. I have always wanted to study Animation, but I always thought that I should take the safer routes.. It turns out that I either want to go back to university to study it, or teach myself (what I’m currently doing now). I am going to see how I get along with learning by myself and then I will see what my options are from there!

But that’s it for my short update!

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Where have I been? What’s my next step?

I know that I have been away for the last week without any posts, but I ended up going away to Walt Disney World for the week at VERY last minute (two hours before my friends family left!). I had such a great time as usual and I didn’t want to leave!

On the other hand, I feel like I have come across a route that I want to take in my life – Animation. I have always wanted to study Animation, but I always thought that I should take the safer routes.. It turns out that I either want to go back to university to study it, or teach myself (what I’m currently doing now). I am going to see how I get along with learning by myself and then I will see what my options are from there!

But that’s it for my short update!

MAC Burgundy Lip Liner

For this post, I solely wore MAC’s Burgundy Lip Liner and a smudge of lip balm.
I thought that I would opt for MAC Burgundy as it could go with my Diva lipstick, which likes to half come off after a long day so I thought that these two would pair together really well and they do! (I’ll do another post on this eventually).

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It is a really great coverage and stays on for quite a long time. It isn’t drying at all and I believe that I could blend this lip liner in with quite a few more of my MAC Lipsticks.
I am looking at Nightmoth liner too as that’s suppose to go well with Rebel, but we’ll see how we go! I need to replace my Rebel first, as it’s right at the bottom!

Have any of you tried out MAC Lip Liners? Which ones do you have and what combinations do you like using? I would love to know!
xx

KSOutrun Bluetooth Earphones Review

Looking for some Bluetooth Earphones that are suitable for running or just casual use?
I received these Bluetooth Earphones for christmas by KSOutrun and they are really good!
They are super handy with my Apple Watch and are hardly noticeable when you are wearing them.

They are simply, this lead. That is all that’s to them which is so great – put them in, around your neck, turn them on and pair and off you go! Simple!
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I believe that these Bluetooth Earphones have been featured on the Gadget Show too and had some high reviews on them – they are easy to use, very lightweight and come with multiple ear pieces to customise them to your own likings!

You simply charge them with the small USB cable provided and that is it. Easy peasy.
The sound quality is great on these, I have had no problems although at first I thought that they weren’t going to agree with my ears and constantly fall out but since I changed the ear pieces around for a while, I found the perfect match for me and now they are on point!

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Quick little ‘review’ but I thought that I would just throw this out there for you guys simply. If you have any questions on these, feel free to comment below and I will get to replying as soon as possible!

You can find these on Amazon HERE

Have a great week!
Zoe
xx

Disney Infinity 3.0 Review

Do you want a game that you can play as several different Disney and Pixar characters, complete levels or do whatever you want? Then Disney Infinity is a great choice!
I was humming and aahing for ages about Disney Infinity.. I really wanted to purchase it, but not for the scary price tag. Luckily since Christmas time, it has gone down in price and a lovely friend of mine ended up getting it for me as he knew I kept wanting it!

You get a portal, that you can put the characters that you want to play as on and they’ll appear on the screen, and then you can place more things down like playset pieces (that are playable levels based around a certain Disney film) and other boosting items (that will improve your health, give you game expansions..)
So, on Disney Infinity there are two choices. You can either play the ‘Playset’ mode or ‘Toy Box’ mode – Playset mode is when you play the levels from the playset that you have on your portal and Toy Box mode is where you can roam the world and do whatever you want, play as any character and combine worlds together (so you can have Olaf inside Star Wars, or Mater inside Aladdin).

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I feel like this game is such a great choice, although it can be pricey and this was my only downfall about the game! When you buy a start pack, it comes with the portal, the video game, two characters (the newest one is Star Wars) and a playset piece so you can play the Star Wars levels (not The Force Awakens or the original trilogy).

If you want to play as another character in the game, you need to purchase a character from an actual shop. These characters usually range from £9.99-£14.99 by themselves, baring in mind this doesn’t give you any new levels in the game, you can only play as that character in the Toy Box. If you want different levels, you can purchase a ‘Play Set’ around £24.99-29.99 which gives you two characters from the same film and the level will be based on that film (for example, Inside Out level pack comes with Anger and Joy, and then the playset piece to give you the Inside Out levels in the game!).
Beware, your child might want more and more characters and this can get pricey! But this is definitely a great game anyway.

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For me personally, I prefer playing the Toy Box mode as you can do whatever you want to. You can build a house for all of your Disney friends (they have really cute little characters that run around now, and Funko have released what I believe to be the same characters called ‘Dorbz’), you can farm, you can fight, learn to drive vehicles, create new worlds and visit other people’s created worlds from around the world..
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There’s so much to do on Disney Infinity and I was pleasantly surprised when I started playing it! I cannot get enough of it yet!
There are also the expansions too, such as ‘Toy Box Speedway’ that turns Disney infinity into a racing game and ‘Toy Box Takeover’ that has more adventure with villains!

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I would highly recommend this game, for the Disney and Star Wars fans in the family. You’ll get hours of fun out of this game and they have recently released The Force Awakens playset too, which looks incredible!
That’s about it that I have to say about Disney Infinity for now – I will probably write some updates on how I am going with this game, what I have created and so on..
So keep your eyes peeled!
xx

You can find Disney Infinity here at Amazon

The New Zealand you didn't know

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and it definitely did not disappoint when I visited last year. You think of New Zealand for it’s incredible scenery, but there’s so much more from black water rafting, hiking mountains seen in the movies, to skydiving about snowy mountains and a lot of movie sets and adrenaline!

Queenstown

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One place that can feed your adrenaline needs? Try Queenstown!

This is such an incredible place, this is seen as the place for total adrenaline! Here, you can go skydiving, jump into a canyon at the Shotover Canyon Swing, throw yourself off a bridge with a bungee jump or even go snowboarding and skiing – all in this one town!

Not to forget that this place is absolutely beautiful, there are plenty of viewing points and you can get a cable car to the top of a mountain to see some breath taking views.
I went skiing at Cardrona and it was great – this was a first for me and I was surprised at how many lessons there were for beginners, although most of the 5 year olds in the younger class were way better than me!

The Shotover Canyon Swing was pretty scary for the 5 seconds that you jump off but also so much fun! There’s so many different styles on how you can jump off, whether you want to ride a tricycle, get attached to a garden chair or even have a bin tied to your head..

Wellington

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This is the capital of Wellington and you won’t be disappointed! From museums to botanical gardens, there’s a lot to be seen here..

Weta Workshop was a personal favourite, here they create all of the props for films like the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, King Kong and even Narnia. They show you how they create everything, give you a studio tour and show you that the props can be very deceiving to the eye! If you are a film buff, then I would highly recommend visiting here!

Wellington is home to one of the best museums in New Zealand too – Te Papa Museum. They had a mind blowing Gallipoli exhibition created by Weta Workshop when I visited, and the detail on these much larger than life figures was incredible! I was at the Te Papa Museum for hours and hours trying out the earthquake simulator and browsing at the culture of New Zealand and I didn’t even get around to everything whilst I was there.

Wellington is an all round amazing place to visit, there is a harbour with incredible views, a lot of shopping areas, has it’s own airport and they have the Botanical Gardens that you can get to via a cable car. Also, for any of the Welsh people out there, there is a Welsh Pub run by actual Welsh expats which is so much fun especially if you’re a little bit homesick!

Waitomo

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Want to rush down waterfalls inside a cave full of glowworms? I found this hidden gem!

Here they have the most amazing glowworm caves that you can either go through via a boat, or you can do black water rafting where you flow down waterfalls and tube through the caves whilst seeing all of the glowworms.

It was so beautiful in these caves and I would highly recommend paying these a visit. It is so peaceful in there and it looks like you are gazing at stars, breathtaking! A definite must do.

Matamata

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Want to know all of the ins and out of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy?

Hobbiton was the place that I was looking forward to the most when I visited New Zealand and I was blown away! Yes, it’s a bit pricey if you aren’t a huge Lord Of The Rings fan but for fans, you will adore it. You get to walk around the set of The Shire, visit the Green Dragon Inn and have a beer or cider and it will get you humming to The Shire soundtrack as you venture around trying to replicate ‘I’m going on an adventure’.

Franz Josef

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Want to hike one of the most incredible glaciers in the world AND go in a helicopter?

This was my definite favourite from New Zealand, I had such an incredible weekend here and I would go back in an instant. It is a very small town but you can go up to the Franz Josef glaciers in a helicopter and hike for three hours and you can also go kayaking afterwards in the lakes surrounding the glaciers back on ground!

Milford Sound

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An Outstanding day and scenes from The Wolverine were filmed here!

We had a day out to Milford Sound and it did not disappoint! They have filmed a waterfall scene from The Wolverine here and I think that goes to say how incredible of a place it must be, so take my word on this!

Tamaki Mauri Village, Rotorua.

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Want to experience the real Maori lifestyle and culture?

Here you get the full Maori experience, they will greet you and welcome you to their Maori family, show you the Maori lifestyle on how they traditionally make clothing, family games, Maori songs and of course the Haka! They even cook you an incredible meal and entertain you with beautiful Maori singing and dancing at the same time.
A definite must do to see the real culture of New Zealand.

If you want to see any of my New Zealand videos, feel free to pop over to my channel to have a browse. There are videos on the Glacier Walk, kayaking, my skydive, canyon swings..

The New Zealand you didn’t know

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and it definitely did not disappoint when I visited last year. You think of New Zealand for it’s incredible scenery, but there’s so much more from black water rafting, hiking mountains seen in the movies, to skydiving about snowy mountains and a lot of movie sets and adrenaline!

Queenstown

new zealand queenstown

One place that can feed your adrenaline needs? Try Queenstown!

This is such an incredible place, this is seen as the place for total adrenaline! Here, you can go skydiving, jump into a canyon at the Shotover Canyon Swing, throw yourself off a bridge with a bungee jump or even go snowboarding and skiing – all in this one town!

Not to forget that this place is absolutely beautiful, there are plenty of viewing points and you can get a cable car to the top of a mountain to see some breath taking views.
I went skiing at Cardrona and it was great – this was a first for me and I was surprised at how many lessons there were for beginners, although most of the 5 year olds in the younger class were way better than me!

The Shotover Canyon Swing was pretty scary for the 5 seconds that you jump off but also so much fun! There’s so many different styles on how you can jump off, whether you want to ride a tricycle, get attached to a garden chair or even have a bin tied to your head..

Wellington

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This is the capital of Wellington and you won’t be disappointed! From museums to botanical gardens, there’s a lot to be seen here..

Weta Workshop was a personal favourite, here they create all of the props for films like the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, King Kong and even Narnia. They show you how they create everything, give you a studio tour and show you that the props can be very deceiving to the eye! If you are a film buff, then I would highly recommend visiting here!

Wellington is home to one of the best museums in New Zealand too – Te Papa Museum. They had a mind blowing Gallipoli exhibition created by Weta Workshop when I visited, and the detail on these much larger than life figures was incredible! I was at the Te Papa Museum for hours and hours trying out the earthquake simulator and browsing at the culture of New Zealand and I didn’t even get around to everything whilst I was there.

Wellington is an all round amazing place to visit, there is a harbour with incredible views, a lot of shopping areas, has it’s own airport and they have the Botanical Gardens that you can get to via a cable car. Also, for any of the Welsh people out there, there is a Welsh Pub run by actual Welsh expats which is so much fun especially if you’re a little bit homesick!

Waitomo

new zealand waitomo

Want to rush down waterfalls inside a cave full of glowworms? I found this hidden gem!

Here they have the most amazing glowworm caves that you can either go through via a boat, or you can do black water rafting where you flow down waterfalls and tube through the caves whilst seeing all of the glowworms.

It was so beautiful in these caves and I would highly recommend paying these a visit. It is so peaceful in there and it looks like you are gazing at stars, breathtaking! A definite must do.

Matamata

new zealand matamata

Want to know all of the ins and out of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy?

Hobbiton was the place that I was looking forward to the most when I visited New Zealand and I was blown away! Yes, it’s a bit pricey if you aren’t a huge Lord Of The Rings fan but for fans, you will adore it. You get to walk around the set of The Shire, visit the Green Dragon Inn and have a beer or cider and it will get you humming to The Shire soundtrack as you venture around trying to replicate ‘I’m going on an adventure’.

Franz Josef

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Want to hike one of the most incredible glaciers in the world AND go in a helicopter?

This was my definite favourite from New Zealand, I had such an incredible weekend here and I would go back in an instant. It is a very small town but you can go up to the Franz Josef glaciers in a helicopter and hike for three hours and you can also go kayaking afterwards in the lakes surrounding the glaciers back on ground!

Milford Sound

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An Outstanding day and scenes from The Wolverine were filmed here!

We had a day out to Milford Sound and it did not disappoint! They have filmed a waterfall scene from The Wolverine here and I think that goes to say how incredible of a place it must be, so take my word on this!

Tamaki Mauri Village, Rotorua.

new zealand tamaki mauri village, rotorua

Want to experience the real Maori lifestyle and culture?

Here you get the full Maori experience, they will greet you and welcome you to their Maori family, show you the Maori lifestyle on how they traditionally make clothing, family games, Maori songs and of course the Haka! They even cook you an incredible meal and entertain you with beautiful Maori singing and dancing at the same time.
A definite must do to see the real culture of New Zealand.

If you want to see any of my New Zealand videos, feel free to pop over to my channel to have a browse. There are videos on the Glacier Walk, kayaking, my skydive, canyon swings..