Monthly Archives: November 2015

Christmas: Fleur’s Gift Guides and Videos

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Fleur DeForce on YouTube is becoming a regular recommendation on my channel. This time is because of her wonderful Christmas videos, mainly gift guides, which I love to see every year. Since I’m not able to make my own gift guides on my blog this year, which were largely influenced by Fleur’s videos last year anyway, I thought I’d leave you with her wonderful (and recent) videos.

Enjoy!

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TV and Film: Doctor Who

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dskjhfdToday I’m recommending Doctor Who once again, because yes, it’s that time of year. Doctor Who is back on our screens and well into its ninth series with only two or three more episodes to go.

Many people were unsure about Capaldi’s doctor last series, but I think he’s now well-adjusted and has settled into the role quite successfully. I love his unique relationship with his companion Clara, who keeps him balanced when he could quite easily go off on one or be mean or too extravagant.

The episodes this series have been quite incredible with interesting plots and characters. There have also been a lot of two-parters which is actually really good so we can gain more detail from each story. There have been ups and downs as you would expect with any good TV show and… there have been incredible speeches from both the Doctor and Clara.

I’ve been loving these episodes massive amounts so… If you’ve missed this series, or never watched Doctor Who, it is never too late to jump in and I hope you really enjoy it!

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2015/10/watch-a-promo-for-doctor-who-series-9-episode-4-before-the-flood.html

Christmas: TalkBeckyTalk’s Gift Guides

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Last year I did gift guide posts as we got closer to Christmas, this year, I have to admit, I don’t have time. But… I didn’t want to just neglect the idea altogether so today I leave you with TalkBeckyTalk’s recent videos (plus a lush haul video she put up) and on Monday, I’ll share with you some of Fleur DeForce’s Christmas videos.

Enjoy!

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YouTube: Top 5 Vids

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Jimmy 0010 – Things we’ve NEVER done ft. Charlieissocoollike

Tessa Violet – Why Not Choose Kindness

Catrific – Dear Late People

ItsWayPastMyBedTime – If Only cover | Disney Descendants #AD

Makoccino – DIY: Elements in a Bottle

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November ‘What I’m’

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17012621_1300x1733What I’m watching – Currently in my spare time I’ve been watching Happy Endings, which I think is the same as last month too, it’s a comedy about five friends that live in Chicago. I just love the series and I love the characters!

Additionally, I’ve started re-watching Suits (starring Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams). If you’re unfamiliar, Suits is a show about Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, who, after a drug deal gone wrong, finds himself in the office of New York’s best lawyer, Harvey Spectre, who gives him a job.

I nearly forgot all about Doctor Who, series 9 is airing currently and I’m loving it, and I’m a Celebrity, which is also airing at the moment.

What I’m subscribing to – This month I have been watching so much Cereal Time, a breakfast show hosted my Charlie McDonnell and Jimmy Hill. This channel is rather silly but very entertaining to watch especially if you’re already a fan of the channels Charlieissocoollike and Jimmy0010.

jonnI’ve also just finished watching Jonny’s video on the channel ‘I read books in nightclubs’ and thought it was a good time to recommend his videos again. So please check out both of these channels if you haven’t already.

What I’m listening to – My favourite song right now, which has been played on repeat, is Ocean Drive by Duke Dumont.

However, my favourite band right now is Busted. Now, if you know me, you’ll know that I love McFly and I’ve subsequently loved McBusted who have been touring and making music together over the last couple of years. All this time I’ve loved Busted, of course, but I would never have believed that the bBusted-Reunionand would reunite for another tour, let alone make new music together… but alas, the impossible is reality and in May of 2016 I am going to see Charlie, Matt and James play as Busted with both old and new songs! I’M SO EXCITED. I GET TO SEE CHARLIE LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME!

What I’m eating – Brioche. This may seem totally random but today I tried Brioche for the first time ever and will now be buying it much more regularly. That is all.

What I’m quoting – ‘Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding’. – Albert Einstein.

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above images, they are from: http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/suits/326228/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPqVBL5TvHI and https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/16374/busted-are-back/

YouTube: BBC Doctor Who

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series-9-wallpaper-4x3This Wednesday I’m recommending the BBC’s Doctor Who YouTube Channel.

As you might know, if you’ve been on my blog long enough, I really love the BBC show Doctor Who, both old and new episodes.

Every week on this channel, there is a ‘Fan Show’ video hosted by Christel Dee. I love this show especially recently since they have been ‘reviewing’ the latest Doctor Who episodes. Christel, joined by Luke Spillane, and usually one or two other guests, discuss the events of the latest episode sharing their favourite moments, their theories and their anticipation for what’s to come. I find these videos very interesting.

Other videos shared on this channel include interviews with the cast, behind the scenes videos, introductions, teasers or trailers for the coming episodes, scenes from old and new episodes and the odd tutorial.

See below for a couple of the Doctor Who videos…

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/4dd992c8-2b50-4450-a7c1-46b275a20397

Music: Top 5

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Recently I’ve been going through my iTunes to find music that I haven’t listened to in a very long time and that I still love. This is my Top 5 right now:

Tik Tok by Ke$ha

Monster by Meg and Dia

Pillow Talk by Kids in Glass Houses

Sweet Dreams by Beyoncé

This Is How You Remind Me by Nickelback

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Beauty: Zoella’s Perfume

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I am recommending Zoella’s Blissful Mistful Fragranced Body Mist.

I have very much adopted the YouTube culture of this decade, with many YouTubers bringing out books and products. Some of these include beauty products from Zoella, Tanya Burr, Fleur de Force and Ruth Crilly and stationary from Jim Chapman under the name ‘James and Friends’. I’ve not yet bought myself any of these products although I do have a few YouTuber books. Anyway, my friend bought me Zoella’s perfume for my birthday earlier this year and I have genuinely loved it.

It smells good! The perfume smells sweet and girly but don’t be mistaken, it’s not a children’s perfume,Zoella_Blissful_Mistful_45ml_1411576372_main it’s suited for young adults, although that doesn’t stop anyone who wants to wear it from wearing it of course.

It lasts forever! My birthday was in February and I kid you not, that I’ve been wearing this perfume so often, especially in the latter part of the year: I’ve been wearing it every day for a while now and there is still a third of perfume left! The size of the perfume is 45ml – well worth the money.

It’s cheap! You can find Zoella’s products at Superdrug and it tends to sell at £8 a bottle and right now (see date of post) at my local Superdrug, all of the Zoella products are on sale 3 for 2!

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Disclaimer – I am not sponsored. I do not own the above images, they are from: http://www.feelunique.com/p/Zoella-Beauty-Blissful-Mistful-Fragranced-Body-Mist-45ml and http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/zoella-youtube-vlogger-smashes-sales-record-superdrug-tutti-fruity-beauty-range-1509687

Zoe (Zoella) Sugg’s YouTube: Click here

Quote: Emma Watson

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‘I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about’.

‘I thought, if people are going to write about what I’m wearing, then I would wear young British designers who need the publicity’.

‘My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder’.

‘Yes, I will put it out there – I will work for anyone for free if they’re prepared to make their clothing Fair Trade and organic. It’s really hard to get people interested in it’.

‘I don’t have perfect teeth, I’m not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything’.

‘If anyone else played Hermione, it would actually kill me’.

 ‘If we stop defining each other by what we are not, and start defining ourselves by who we are, we can all be a lot freer’.

‘If not me, who? If not now, when?’

‘For the record, feminism by definition is the belief that man and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes’.

‘Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong… it is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum not as two opposing sets of ideals’.

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: https://thehashtaggeneration.wordpress.com/tag/he-for-she/

YouTube: Ruth Crilly ‘A Model Recommends’

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05e65b56-058a-4a8d-9582-97fdc46dcb20_seven_hundred Today I’m recommending model and YouTuber Ruth Crilly. Ruth has ‘been an international fashion model for over ten years’. Her YouTube channel, A Model Recommends, contains beauty, style and lifestyle videos. She posts make-up tutorials, hauls, monthly favourites and vlog style videos on a regular basis. Recently Ruth had a baby who can be seen in her vlogs and baby related reviews, products and videos have been seen throughout Ruth’s more recent videos.ruthcrilly3-730x534

I really enjoy Ruth’s videos, especially her vlogs, since it’s really interesting to follow a model around and hear her hints and tips. Additionally Ruth is a really nice, down to earth woman who is committed to giving honest reviews and information. Here are some of Ruth’s videos:

Enjoy!

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above images, they are from: https://models1blog.com/2013/06/03/double-whammy-%C2%A6-two-magazine/ and http://howtospendit.ft.com/health-grooming/84401-vloggers-make-up