Lootcrate Unboxing My honest opinion

Happy Sunday everybody. Is the snow still around in your area? Are you going stir crazy being cooped up as its too cold to venture outside? I wasn’t expecting to receive this loot crate this week I thought the postman wouldn’t bother delivering in this weather but bless his little heart he arrived at my door wrapped up in his woolly hat and huge coat!!

So this is January’s box and it arrived on the 1st of March Yes you read that right. This is the second box in a row to be delayed now I am understanding of it being delayed a week maybe two as its shipped from the US but it was meant to arrive between 15th-20th January and it gets here 1st March. Similarly in November we were meant to get one 15th-20th November and it arrived end of December. If March’s gets delayed I am going to cancel my subscription because I am paying for boxes when I haven’t received the month before’s. I also am not entirely happy with the content this month I mean The products are well made and probably add up cost wise to make it worth it BUT I was just a bit underwhelmed. Never the less here is what I got.

So first up your meant to get 5-7 items…we got 4. The box was a lot smaller than they usually are so that should have been the first like WOAH kind of moment. Inside I got a Rowena Ravenclaw lost diadem pin which I am impressed with it is well made and goes towards my Horcrux pin collection. I then got a ravenclaw tie you get to choose your house and I am a Ravenclaw it is cute but I wont use it all the time. I then got a Harry Potter the wand collection book. This would’ve been so much cooler if my bff hadn’t brought me the hardback edition for Christmas which looks SO much prettier than this version! I mean its great don’t get me wrong but I subscribed to this box for items that you cant get just anywhere! Lastly a scarf. This is the best item in the box!! Its a LONG scarf with the black family tapestry printed on it.

I know I sound whingy but I pay ยฃ39 for this and It just didn’t feel like it was worth it this month if I am honest!!

Anyways….Speak Soon


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Hogwarts in the snow feature.

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to the studio tour for oooo the 7th time? Maybe the 6th? I have honestly lost count! Anyways I was especially excited for this trip because I finally got to see the Hogwarts in the snow feature!! As we entered the tour the lobby area was decorated with a HUGE tree with presents and hundreds of baubles and fake snow it was beautiful!

Then in the great hall they had decorated the main stage area for the Yule Ball which looked incredible they told us how they had made the icicles and honestly the icicles were in some cases 6ft tall that’s taller than me! I loved all the little touches they had added to the sets there were wreaths and Christmas trees and giant puddings on fire it was breathtaking. Later on in the tour you learnt how they made the fake snow and fire for the film sets it was all very interesting.

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Throughout the tour some of the sets such as the Gryffindor common room and the Weasleys kitchen were decorated for Christmas too with little personal touches like Cakes, streamers and Christmas cards it was really fun to see the sets dressed for Christmas.

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One of my favourite parts about the whole tour is the costumes that they display as I always wanted to be a wardrobe assistant in movies! One of my most favourite scenes from all of the Harry potter movies is from the Third Film when Neville is facing the Boggart and puts Professor Snape into his grandmothers outfit so I had to snap some closeups of this outfit the attention to detail is just so beautiful I love how much effort went into each outfit, set, prop even if it was only in the background the craftsmanship is just phenomenal.

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I also loved that the gift shops were decorated for Christmas too!! Another one of my favourite pieces of the tour comes after the new platform 9&3/4 expansion as you walk into the backlot cafe area they have a huge glass case filled with lots of different props that were made for the films, they include the money, Hogwarts letters, textbooks and the Quibbler. I also love the creature Workshop where you get to see among other things the animatronics such as the Monster Book of Monsters come to life!


And then to top it all off the part that is ALWAYS my favourite the Hogwarts scale model that had been decorated with snow. It looked just WOW I got emotional as usual and goosebumps!! I had such an amazing time and I know that I will never EVER get bored of going there, I know that I have been lucky enough to go a lot and people say how can you be going again but honestly you do notice new little bits every single time that you visit!


Hope you have a lovely Magical Day

Speak Soon





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You all should know by now that I’m a Harry Potter fanatic! So it’s September 1st which means back to Hogwarts so I had to dress up like a Hogwarts student for the day right?! See you all in the great hall for the sorting ceremony x 

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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 ยฃ39 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 ยฃ39 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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!! 

Saturday night plans with like minded friends ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿš‚โšก๐Ÿ•ฏ๐ŸŽ„

Hello lovelies thought I’d do a post that isn’t blogmas related to show you what i got up to this Saturday night ๐Ÿ™‚

One of my best friends Sara is a massive potterhead like myself infact its one of the first things we bonded over! We were going to go to the studio tour to see Hogwarts in the snow as I’ve never been at this time of year and want to fullfil that dream!! However tickets sold out pretty fast….then we saw an event being held at the studio tour Christmas dinner in the great hall what better event to go to?!?! ยฃ240 per person however soon put the brakes on that idea! I’m a fan and all but even I can’t bring myself to spend those kinds of big bucks!!! So Sara being the fab person she is decided to create our own Hogwarts Christmas meal at her house based around the theme of Harry’s patronus!!! So here is a little snapshot of the evening and what I decided to wear!!

Ravenclaw pride with my socks and pin badge. A stag necklace for Harry’s patronus, a penguin necklace gifted to me by Sara that represents my patronus as it glows in the dark ๐Ÿ™‚ and my deathly hallows ring and necklace ๐Ÿ™‚ x

She knows how to throw a dinner party!! How gorgeous?!?! I am now stuffed and wishing I was curled up in ravenclaw common room in a little reading nook by the fire with a blanket sleeping off all the food I’ve just eaten!! X

The Harry Potter Tag

Hey lovelies so I saw this Post on 50shad3s0fjay’s blog and thought ummmm I NEED TO DO THIS!!!!! you can check out her answers here ๐Ÿ™‚ also whilst your over there give her a follow you know you want to trust me shes great 

The Harry Potter Tag. โœจ – http://wp.me/p71jbg-yn

So let’s dive straight in

Question 1 What is your favourite book?

This whole quiz is going to be tricky to answer because I love it all lol!!! My favourite would either be philosophers stone mainly because it’s the first one it introduces the characters and the magic and Hogwarts itself plus there’s alot of Hagrid in the first book and it really sets up his relationship with Harry which I love!! Orrrr Half Blood prince for me this one has so much depth it introduces so many plot points but ties up so many ideas from the previous books and I loved learning voldemorts back story (is that wrong?)

Question 2 what is your favourite film?

Ok its a three way tie but if I had to order the tie it’d be 6,8,3 so half blood prince was hilarious and although I was slightly annoyed that they missed out voldemorts back story which I felt wouldve been really interesting to see on screen I understand why it was condensed,i love how the relationships grow in this film and the scene where Harry has taken Felix felicis cracks me up oh and Ron on love potion is another high point Jessie caves portrayal of lavender brown nailed it!! 8 well its the final part I’ll talk more about that at question 15 and  3 because I loved Alfonso’s take on the world of Harry Potter for me Daniel Radcliffe looked the most like Harry in this film and it just really started to show that actually this wizarding world was dangerous and there was more danger to come.

Question 3 Least favourite book

My least favourite book is chamber of secrets. I won this book at school I’d never heard of Harry Potter until that point so I brought the first one in Tesco I believe binge read that and loved it then read the second one and was like oh, I didn’t like the new characters and I felt like it didn’t really add to any of the previous characters relationships I think they did a great job portraying it on screen but for me I just didn’t really like the second book!

Question 4 Least favourite film

Goblet of fire. I don’t know why. I just yeah I found that Cedric diggory he didn’t really connect with the audience meaning his death scene wasn’t as sad as when I was reading it,i liked the way they cinamitised the Triwizard but there was alot left out little plot points and things that irritated me.

Question 5 Parts of the books/films that made you cry?

Ok warning possible spoilers ahead but really if you haven’t read/watched Harry Potter by now then what have you done with your life?!?


Hedwig,Mad eye,Dobby,Dumbledore,Snape,Sirius Harry looking at the cupboard under the stairs one last time.

Films The montage in OOTP where voldemorts inside of Harry and he’s telling him hes weak and Hermione and co walk in and Harry’s like your the weak one and you’ll never know love or friendship and I feel sorry for you cry every time

Cry every time Snape says Avada Kedavra and the look on Harry’s face

Lupin holding Harry back when Sirius falls through the veil

Snapes pensive memories especially Always 

“You didnt just loose a mother that day,i also lost a sister”

The great hall scene realising whose been killed Tonks, Lupin, Fred 

“Such a beautiful place to be with friends dobby is happy to be with his friend Harry Potter”

Question 6 If you could hook up with any character who would it be?

Neville I loved him all the way from book 1 he’s so loyal and brave I just yeah Neville would make the perfect boyfriend! 

Question 7 Who is your favourite character?

Oh geez ok its between Hermione and Luna I love Luna shes so much my spirit animal like she’s the girl I wanted to be at school she gets bullied and teased yet she’s still her she befriends people no questions asked and she is fiercely loyal even if it’s not her Hogwarts house and I love that. Hermione Granger I love her I was that girl at school still am now as an adult! She was my favourite to watch develop as a character throughout the books.

Question 8 Who is your least favourite character?

Umbridge she was vile. I honesty when reading the order of the phoenix I was just livid with her as a character I felt their pain I had a true hatred for her!!

Question 9 What is your least favourite line?

Ok even though the third film is in my list of favourites there’s a line that Daniel Radcliffe delivers that bugs me every time I watch it and it’s purely his delivery of it “he was their friend and he betrayed them HE WAS THEIR FRIEND”with like zero tears or emotion.

Question 10 What would your patronus be?

A penguin. I love penguins I think mine would be like a baby penguin all cute and fluffy

Question 11 If you could have the resurrection stone elder, wand or invisibility cloak which would you choose?

Invisibility cloak, everyone I’ve lost is at peace and I’ll rejoin them when my time comes,i don’t think I’d handle the power and responsibilities of the elder wand so the cloak ๐Ÿ™‚

Question 12 Which house would you be in? 

Ok so I did a few tests a few years back and got ravenclaw however on pottermore I was sorted into Hufflepuff so I’m happy ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Question 13 If you could meet any member of the cast who would it be?

Julie Walters. Shes my idol I simply adore her such a hilarious comedienne and who better to meet than Mrs weasley mother of the weasley kids and Bellatrix lestrange killer!!!!

Question 14 If you were in the quidditch team what position would you play?

I feel I’m more of a spectator but I’d probably say beater.

Question 15 Were you happy with the ending?

Book:Yes I loved it was so happy it had a happy ending where everything you wanted to happen happened it was really nicely written it hasd a good pace and the 19 years later section was so beautiful.

Film: ish ok so I was pretty annoyed at voldemorts death it was pretty graphic and gross in the film (for little kids) and the book very !much emphasised that even though he’s gone through all that effort to become ‘immortal’ he died a normal mortal death( ok through a spell I’ll give you that) but he dies with his body hitting the floor its final he’s just a normal human being. But it was saved with the 19 years later part seeing Emma Dan and Rupert wave one last time with that beautiful music playing splendid.

Question 16 How much does Harry Potter mean to you?

It means everything to me. It’s relatable its hard hitting its comforting its been a huge part of my life and will continue to be just that I can’t wait to have children and introduce them to Harry Potter its just well….magical x

I nominate anyone who wants to answer these questions will be fun to see people’s responses xx

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My fabulous Husband booked tickets to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Leavesden ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜Yes this was my fourth visit! However I hadn’t been since they’d installed the platform 9&3/4 part of the tour. It was amazing honestly if you’ve never been you need to go! I did get tears in my eyes as I approached platform 9&3/4 and saw the Hogwarts express standing there!! It was such a great time and I can’t wait to go again soon! Luckily I have a very understanding husband that repeatedly spend money going to the same place because he knows my nerd heart loves going!! Xx โค Here’s a few pictures from the tour I wanted to share with you guys. I know primarily my blog is a Fashion blog but I want to start this year adding a few different blog posts maybe one or two a month to mix it up a little and give more of an insight to me ๐Ÿ™‚ so comment and give me ideas on what other posts fashion or non fashion related you’d like to see me do ๐Ÿ™‚