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My January Favourites

That’s right, it’s a new year and January has flown by so fast already!
January has been a really strange month full of ups and downs, as it usually brings for most people but here’s a few new things that I have been loving throughout the month of January:

My first favourite is Glamour magazine – I feel like I have not read an actual physical magazine, let alone a fashion magazine in a very long time. So I had a huge urge to pick one up when I visited Tesco along with a few others!
I really love getting inspiration from magazines and in all honesty, I tend to prefer a magazine such as Glamour because if I start swooning at the items, 75% of the time they are actually a reasonable price! There’s nothing worse than falling in love with something and then seeing that it costs £675!!!

Recently, I feel like I really need to just step back and take some time out for myself as if I’m not working, doing my university work or blogging, then I’m reading and trying to beat my goals, setting myself to-do lists even if it’s the most simplest of chores around the flat and I am starting to learn to just sit back and have some time to relax and do whatever I want (even if that’s playing The Sims 4)..

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Talking about The Sims 4.. My boyfriend is a very kind man to me and secretly purchased The Sims 4 for me when I was having a stressful time with university work and overloading myself. I have previously had the original Sims and The Sims 3 – I considered purchasing the fourth game for quite a while but I heard negative things about it such as you cannot build pools any more, so I put that idea off for a while.
It turns out that The Sims 4 has had so many updates to the game that it’s really, really great – a few updates and differences are that you can go on dates with other Sims outside of your home, you can now build pools, upper floors, basements and even have toddlers within the game (so they grow from baby, toddler to teenager, instead of just a baby and a toddler).
I will probably write a proper review for The Sims 4 as I feel like I have a lot to say about it and I might even start a mini series on my progress within the game!

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Another favourite for January is Walt Disney’s Pinocchio – this absolute classic is one of my favourite Disney animated films and what makes it even better is that I got to write my latest essay on a scene from Pinocchio. What can be better than researching one of your favourite films on repeat?
There is just so much that I absolutely adore from this film, from the pure genius of the animation, how far they progressed in the animation industry and what hurdles they climbed, the moral of the story, the music, the intricacy of detail in Gipetto’s workshop and of course, my favourite scene:

‘Star light, Star bright, 
First star I see tonight. 
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish, I wish tonight.’

As you might be able to tell already, I am an animation student but I won’t go into any more of that 🙂

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You’ve finally made it to my final favourite of January – Paco Robanne’s Lady Million.
As some people say ‘Every woman has this perfume now, as it’s always on offer in Boots for christmas each year’ but that doesn’t bother me at all – this smells absolutely gorgeous and is actually my second bottle and hey it’s usually on offer which means cheaper for me! Who would ever complain about discount?!

I find this perfume very feminine, not too sweet as I feel that it has some darker, spicier undertones whilst still keeping that versatile scent which is perfect for every occasion. Unfortunately, I am terrible at describing scents especially over the internet so forgive me on that one! I would highly recommend giving the testers a whirl in-store to see if it is your sort of scent to go for!
The packaging is really appealing, a lovely diamond shape which still stands up very sturdily too.dsc05937

So that’s it for another month of favourites, feel free to check out my previous monthly favourites and other products that I loved. I will link them below:

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg Book Review

My MAC Lipstick Collection

How I do Walt Disney World on a Budget

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MAC So Chaud Lipstick Review

It was my birthday on Saturday and I decided to treat myself to a new MAC Lipstick. I went for So Chaud, as I have reds, oranges but not both combined. I always go for Rebel and Plumful on a daily basis, so I need to find my next favourite bright pop of colour!
I am loving So Chaud so far! I put it on today, it’s not too orangey, not too red either. It is a great, fun colour and especially for my skin tone, even if I’m not feeling like myself, I can whack this on and my mood is instantly lifted!

It is a matte finish, it feels slightly matte but a little bit of lip balm will sort it out a treat! I feel like it is definitely not as drying as Diva or Viva Glam V!

You do have to reapply after eating, so I am probably going to look into a lip liner either the same colour as this or a slight off colour that I can use with several and give a ombre effect!

Overall, a great colour, great addition to my ‘collection’ and a wise choice all in all!
What is your favourite MAC Lipstick of all time? Mine is definitely Rebel!

Zoe
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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Ok, so I have heard a lot of hype around this book (& now the series) and I wasn’t too sure what I was going to think about this.
I actually loved this book! I was surprised at how drawn in I was to this, from the moment I started reading – I could not put it down! I ended up reading it in 2 days and it did not disappoint at any point.

Now I am looking forward to reading the second and third (and then wait for the film to come out!).
Another great little detail about this book, is that it is set in Walesrepresent!

If you haven’t read this book yet, it is about a small home in North Wales where ‘Peculiar Children’ stay. They are all different, some have powers, some have odd appearances but there is a reason why they are kept away and there is a big twist but I feel like I cannot say, as it will pretty much ruin the whole book!

I would definitely recommend picking up this book, and I have heard that Tim Burton is going to be directing the film, if I think correctly?

Have you read this or the series? Show me your love or hate for this!
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You can purchase these from Amazon, here:
First Book: HERE
Second Book: HERE
Third Book: HERE

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Ok, so I have heard a lot of hype around this book (& now the series) and I wasn’t too sure what I was going to think about this.
I actually loved this book! I was surprised at how drawn in I was to this, from the moment I started reading – I could not put it down! I ended up reading it in 2 days and it did not disappoint at any point.

Now I am looking forward to reading the second and third (and then wait for the film to come out!).
Another great little detail about this book, is that it is set in Walesrepresent!

If you haven’t read this book yet, it is about a small home in North Wales where ‘Peculiar Children’ stay. They are all different, some have powers, some have odd appearances but there is a reason why they are kept away and there is a big twist but I feel like I cannot say, as it will pretty much ruin the whole book!

I would definitely recommend picking up this book, and I have heard that Tim Burton is going to be directing the film, if I think correctly?

Have you read this or the series? Show me your love or hate for this!
xx

You can purchase these from Amazon, here:
First Book: HERE
Second Book: HERE
Third Book: HERE

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Purchase: Available in the UK and the US.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Great For: Young Adult, Fans of Thrillers

Themes: Death, Supernatural, History

Review: Ok, so I have heard a lot of hype around this book (& now the series) and I wasn’t too sure what I was going to think about this..
I actually loved this book! I was surprised at how drawn in I was to this, from the moment I started reading – I could not put it down! I ended up reading it in 2 days and it did not disappoint at any point.

Now I am looking forward to reading the second and third (and then wait for the film to come out!).
Another great little detail about this book, is that it is set in Wales – represent!

If you haven’t read this book yet, it is about a small home in North Wales where ‘Peculiar Children’ stay. They are all different, some have powers, some have odd appearances but there is a reason why they are kept away and there is a big twist but I feel like I cannot say, as it will pretty much ruin the whole book!

I would definitely recommend picking up this book, and I have heard that Tim Burton is going to be directing the film, if I think correctly?

Have you read this or the series? Show me your love or hate for this!

Check out my other book reviews:

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

 

Review: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Purchase: Available in the UK and the US.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Great For: Young Adult, Fans of Thrillers

Themes: Death, Supernatural, History

Review: Ok, so I have heard a lot of hype around this book (& now the series) and I wasn’t too sure what I was going to think about this..
I actually loved this book! I was surprised at how drawn in I was to this, from the moment I started reading – I could not put it down! I ended up reading it in 2 days and it did not disappoint at any point.

Now I am looking forward to reading the second and third (and then wait for the film to come out!).
Another great little detail about this book, is that it is set in Wales – represent!

If you haven’t read this book yet, it is about a small home in North Wales where ‘Peculiar Children’ stay. They are all different, some have powers, some have odd appearances but there is a reason why they are kept away and there is a big twist but I feel like I cannot say, as it will pretty much ruin the whole book!

I would definitely recommend picking up this book, and I have heard that Tim Burton is going to be directing the film, if I think correctly?

Have you read this or the series? Show me your love or hate for this!

Check out my other book reviews:

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

 

Review: What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor Book

Title: What Milo Saw

Author: Virginia Macgregor

Purchase: Available in the UK and the US.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Great For: Young Adult

Themes: Struggles, Generations, Disability

Review: It’s been a long time, waiting for this book review but alas, it is finally here!
I have settled back down at home, been working and getting a routine back together – so now I can bring you all some more book reviews!

I was luckily approved on NetGalley to read this book called ‘What Milo Saw’ which is by Virginia Macgregor. I read the synopsis, thought it sounded like such a lovely book and bang! I applied for this book and boy, am I glad that I did!

This is a story about a young boy named Milo, who lives at home with his mother and his grandmother. One day, a fire breaks out in the kitchen and the fire brigade are needed, it turns out that it was his Grandmother who was responsible. Milo loves his grandmother so much and tries to help her out as much as possible, but his mother decides to place her into a care home after this incident. The story unravels from there, as Milo wants her to move back home but is unable to do so!

This is such a heartwarming story about a family and other people that they meet along the way. There are struggles, heartbreak, dilemmas, love and all sorts throughout this book – you can really connect with the characters in this and one very, adorable character too! (which I won’t speak about!)

I would highly recommend this book, it is such a uplifting story and a great read!

Don’t forget to follow Virginia on twitter, she loves to hear your thoughts! @virginiawrites

Check out my other book reviews:

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch