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Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens Review*


I am an absolute sucker for glitter. I remember when I was about 13 years old, first getting into make up, and insisting on buying all the Urban Decay glitter eye liners. I was a glitter addict. A few months back I got the chance to try out the Spectrum Noir Colorista range and while I was browsing the website, I found the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens catch my eye.

When I was offered the chance to try out the Sparkle Pens I jumped at the chance! I was really interested to see how these glitter pens would perform, especially as I was impressed with the Colorista range. I thought the Sparkle Pens might be better for crafts too - I am a big lover of Christmas so I have visions of these pens being used heavily around the festive period!


Freedom Make Up 'Far Away Galaxy' Lipstick Collection Review


It's not every day you see a high street/drug store cosmetic company launch a collection of lipsticks inspired by Star Wars, but last year Freedom Make Up did exactly that with their 'Far Away Galaxy' lipstick collection.

The collection consists of five lipsticks of unusual and "out of this world" shades. Curiosity got the better of me when I purchased these. I'm usually a sucker for a bold red matte lip but something about having make up from one of my favourite films just made me have to buy them. I'm still not entirely sure what to make of this collection to be honest.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review


I think I was the last one on the Harry Potter and The Cursed Child bandwagon. I am ashamed to say I didn't even know it was out until I saw it on shelves and, as you can imagine, almost had a nervous breakdown in the middle of London.

I am a big fan of Harry Potter. I grew up as the books were coming out and I remember making my Mom drive me to Asda so I could go and buy the last book when it came out because I was so excited I couldn't wait any longer for a bookshop to open after I'd saved my money for it. I have read and re-read the books, venturing to Hogwarts and escaping to the magical world of wizardry. Mitch bought me Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as a Christmas present and I was excited to read it, despite seeing mixed reviews!

I'm going to try and write this as spoiler free as possible to give an overview of the book. Honestly, I wasn't really a fan of the book in terms of it being part of the Harry Potter canon. As a stand alone, spin-off style text I liked it but there was a few things that didn't quite click with me as I read it.

Neflix's 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Review

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Friday the 13th. A perfect day for Netflix to release their new series A Series of Unfortunate Events.

I think I should start this review by saying Netflix's adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events was highly anticipated, and I had built myself up to hate it. If you've not seen me rattling on and on about it on social media, I am a huge, and I mean HUGE, fan of A Series of Unfortunate Events. I have read all the books numerous times. I know all the back stories of characters. I can quote a fair amount of the books. I even wrote my dissertation on it for university. So it's safe to say I'm obsessed, right?

I've been let down by screen adaptations of the series before. We all know about that 2004 film starring Jim Carrey and Jude Law (Which was the WORST casting for Lemony Snicket - not sure what they were thinking?) that, in my opinion, was an absolute train wreck of a film. I hated it because it completely erased everything that made the books so magical. And by magical I mean absurdly weird. The film wasn't weird like the books, it was hollywood.

Anyway, I'll save that rant for another post, back to the review of the Netflix offering of A Series of Unfortunate Events from myself, the self-confessed biggest fan.

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