Lootcrate Unboxing

So I follow cherrywallis on YouTube and i saw her do an unboxing of lootcrates jkrowlingswizardingworld box and thought….I need that in my life!! The jkrowlingswizardingworld box is a bimonthly box and it costs £39 including shipping which sounds like a lot but the products you receive are such good quality,they have lootcrate exclusive items so items you won’t be able to buy in the shops and it comes all the way from America so for £39 I’m sold!! This month’s theme was defence against the dark arts and eeeeee the items I got are so SO cool!!

First up a lootcrate exclusive T-shirt 🙂 

They always have a pin badge in the box which is another reason why I brought it because you know I love me a pin badge!! This is marvarlo gaunts ring one of voldemorts horcruxes 🙂

Book ends ahhhh how cute are these one says piertotum the other says locamotor together they create the spell McGonagall casts to protect Hogwarts from voldemorts attack.

Dumbledores Army notebook. This is super cute!! 

And finally Severus Snapes wand pen!! The detail is just amazing!! 

Current Favourites

So I dropped the ball on monthly Favourites I did Jan&Feb and kinda gave up! So here’s a roundup of some of my recent Favourite items 🙂

Blue converse. http://wp.me/p3bKtq-Fq

This post explains my love for converse! So when they emailed to say they had a sale on I had to browse! I’d seen these when I went on the website to replace my old classics and thought ooo pretty so when they were in the sale AND I had a 20%code well i think that’s the universe telling me to buy them… So I did!

Lumix camera. My husband is so good to me! I wanted a new camera and saw this one but it was well above my price range but I’d kinda half talked myself into it because this will allow for better content on my blogs and also will help create better vlogs so anyways long story short Darren brought me the camera and I am paying him back what I can and he’s paying the rest 😀 

Loose leaf teapot. I have wanted a loose leaf teapot for so long I’ve got a beautiful teapot that my mum brought me for Christmas a few years back but modern loose leaf filters don’t fit inside it so hen we went to York I went to hebden tea shop aka heaven and brought this one for 14!! It’s super easy to use and infuses the tea so nicely none of the leaves fall through and end up in the cup thankfully!!

Original source shower gel. Ummm these smell…so freaking good!!! I’m using Raspberry and vanilla at the moment and have brought the coconut one too!! It leaves your skin smelling amazing and soft too!!!

Khaki shorts. Stop hold up these shirts are #life and they were only £4 from boohoo!!! WHAT!!! They are super soft super easy to wear and wash really nicely they keep their shape and they can be dressed up or down I have already worn them to death!!

And finally……my new found love….

 That’s right I am in the ARMY!! Jin and jungkook are life 😍😍 if you haven’t heard of them check them out they are called BTS and they are just amazing their music videos are works of art and their dance routines #dead 😍xx

So that’s it my current Favourites 🙂 

Natalie xx

Recent Reads 2 ðŸ“š

Hey guys sorry I’ve been a bit lacking in posts the last term at work is always crazy I have transition reports to write parents evenings leaving parties graduation parties school visits transition meetings it’s just chaos however I’ve got some very interesting fun posts planned for the 6 weeks holidays 😀 anyways I thought I’d do a little review of the books I’ve read recently 🙂

Into the water Paula Hawkins

Ahhhhhhh this book!!! Ok so it took a while to get into the first part hits you with so many characters places and flitting between past and present but parts 2&3 WOW!!! I enjoyed this more than girl on the train yeps I’m putting it out there!!

The one memory of flora banks by Emily Barr

Ok so I brought this after watching gracewithabookinherface review it on her YouTube I absolutely adore her!! This story for me was a nice easy read I wasn’t expecting the storyline but I won’t read it again it was ok but I’m not raving about it.

The sun is also a star Nicola Yoon

Oh 😍😍

Ok so if you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know I read everything everything a while back and adored it it was such an amazing debut book and I couldn’t wait to read her next story! The sun is also a star has a similar set out writing wise to EE its from mainly the two main characters POV with the odd chapter from other characters perspective. It’s such a smart funny thought provoking story about how one tiny moment one tiny decision can change your entire life it’s such a lovely book and I 1000%reccomend it.

King of the vagabonds by Colin Dann

Lastly this story was gifted to me by my best friend this story was one of her childhood Favourites and she wanted to share the story with me. It follows a young kitten who lives with his mum and sister they are an old ladies pets but when he learns his dad is a vagabond tom cat he wants to go and live that life style and leave his cushy housecat lifebehind. It’s such a lovely quick read (100pages) and I can’t wait to read the sequel 🙂

I am a bibliophile pt 2 ðŸ“š

Hello!! So for part 2 I thought I would share with you a book series that shaped my childhood, a book series that I will love until I take my last breath, a book series that has taught me so much and helped me through tough times, a book series that coincidentally was published 20 years ago TODAY

That’s right Harry potter. 20 years ago today The philosopher’s stone was published and the world met Harry Potter. Now I wasn’t introduced to Harry until his second year I won Chamber of secrets in a handwriting competition and upon finding out that it was a sequel I asked my parents for the first book and there my journey began, I was 10years old at the time so for me I’ve known Harry for 19years and boy am I glad! I grew up with these stories they were my childhood and adolescence they saw me through tough times bullying, GCSEs A-levels illnesses depression you name it these books have been there for me! They gave me some of my most favourite literary characters Luna lovegood Ron weasley Hagrid and of course Hermione, they’ve taught me about life,love,friendship, bravery,loyalty,kindness they’ve taught me to be myself and be proud of who I am, to learn all that you can, to be the best version of yourself and to never give up. I love the books and movies and i will ALWAYS be forever grateful to J.K.Rowling for creating Harry and his world and allowing us to feel special and amazing. I will love this book series in another 10,20 50 years…AlWAYS x


February Favourites

So I seem to have blinked and missed February!! Hopefully you all had a great month here’s what I was loving in the month of February

No7 creams

I got these for my birthday from my mother in law they are a day cream a night cream and an eye serum. I’ve been using them over a month now and honestly I can see a massive difference! My skin hasn’t broken out as much, it feels softer and looks so much more radiant! They are really good value for money too!!

Nail balm

My bestie made this nail balm herself as part of her new company! Essential aromatherapy by Sara check her out on Facebook. This nail balm has made my nails and cuticles so much stronger and healthy looking and only cost £6.50 it’s made with all natural ingredients and smells divine!

The breakdown by B.A.Paris.

I’ll review this in a separate post but WOW this book was good!! I loved her first novel behind closed doors it was in my top 3 of the year!! This doesn’t disappoint it’s just as good!!!!


I’ve watched this series a handful of times now and decided to rewatch it this half term, I have fully embraced the idea that Miranda Hart is my spirit animal!!

Fundamentals of caring

A Netflix original. Wow ok this film was brilliant it certainly stopped my whingy arse!! We all face problems we all think our life is shit at points but this film made me re-evaluate my ‘oh god my life is so unfair it sucks’ moments and made me realise it could be worse I’m healthy (ish) I have my own home,own car,a job and I’m loved by some amazing people what more could a person want right??

I think I’ll leave it there for this month’s Favourites sorry it got a little deep there!! Xx

January Favourites 2017

Wow. I don’t know about anyone else but this month flew by for me!! I had a great January overall, it was my birthday so I had a week of celebrating 🙂 I also went to York with the hubby which ticks one place off my 30 before 30 bucket list so yeah pretty good January 🙂 here are the first Favourites of 2017

Pinbadges: These two are from ohhdeer.com and they are so cute!! 

Clarins multi active jour sample. I’ve been looking for a face cream for a while now and heard good things about this one so decided to buy a sample size from eBay as it’s £42!!!! This is super soft and doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily and clogged up!

Toy story vans: I wanted these so bad when they came out but couldn’t justify spending the money on them as I already have 5 pairs of vans, however my hubby brought these for my Christmas present 🙂

GOT tee. I love Game of Thrones. This is not new news!! My hubby brought me a delightfully pun tastic game of thrones t-shirt from hell bunny tees which I love!!!

Easy. A Netflix original series. Wow ok this series was SO good!! It’s 8episodes long and I completely binge watched it. It’s got so many ‘famous’ faces in it it’s just brilliant!!! 


All About Books ðŸ“š

Hello my loves so I know I wasn’t going to be online until January but thought this would be a nice little post to do as I received some more books for Christmas 🙂 this post is going to be my Favourite 3 books I read this year….Books I’m looking forward to reading next year and books I didn’t complete this year!!

So here goes

Top 3 books

Miss peregrines peculiar children by Ransom Riggs. I have wanted to watch the film so bad but haven’t managed to yet 😦 I saw this on Amazon and thought let’s give it a go and honestly I’m so glad I did 🙂 I’ve already reviewed these books so won’t go on but honestly if you haven’t read this book I urge you to!

Behind closed doors by B.A.Paris This book stayed with me for a while after I read it,it was so powerful and just kept me on the edge of my seat! 

Girl on the train by Paula Hawkins. I loved this book a few twists and turns you have no idea who’s responsible or what’s going to happen and as usual the movie nowhere near matched up to the book(however Emily blunt did a fab job!)

Books I gave up on in 2016

I’ll preface this by saying I read 21 new books this year( I read more than 21 books but reread some old favs like HP) now for me that was ALOT of books last year I read 5….In the whole year!! So I really got the reading bug again this year so when I started some of these they just didn’t have the pace that some books did so I gave them up and will return to them hopefully next year!

Maze runner, girl with all the gifts,one day,amulet of Samarkand,either,our endless numbered days,all the bright places,gone girl,got book 2,Shakespeare secret and divine by mistake 

 These books are top of my list for next year 🙂

Hollow city (peregrines book 2)The secret ( I read Katherine diamonds novel The teacher this year and loved it) Avalon, The distant hours by Kate Morton an author I discovered this year,The marble collector by Cecilia Ahern I love her novels, Nerve, The alchemist a series of novels based around Nicholas Flamel, The Danish girl I sobbed like a baby at this film so want to read the book! Bonkers by Jenifer Saunders I just adore this woman!! Zoo by James Patterson and lastly The architects apprentice 🙂

What was your Favourite books this year?

What book are you most looking forward to reading next year?? Xxx

Blogmas Day 7 Looking back on your year ðŸŽ„

It wasn’t the doom and gloom everyone is making out, you have to find the positives and be thankful for the little things! I loved this year! 

A few highlights-Me and Darren brought a new car, celebrated our second wedding anniversary,i watched 2 of my friends get married,took up running,went to centre parcs, went to London to see harry potter and the cursed child play,visited the Warner brothers studio tour twice,reconciled with two of my dearest friends,had my hair cut short,went to Madame Tussaud’s,went to cornwall,read lots of new books and watched some great films!

A few snap shots this year 💚 I’m looking forward to more adventures in 2017 x