Friday, 24 October 2014

My Geek Box October...

My Geek Box is a subscription service based in the UK that sends out a monthly box full of 'geek gear.' Each month they have a different theme, and each box contains a limited edition t shirt. Octobers theme was 'nightmares' and as a big horror fan I couldn't resist giving them a try. The box was shipped out on the 15th and I got it really quickly, so I'm happy with the service. Here's what I got... 

First off a Chucky t shirt! I do love Chucky, and the design is really cute. I'm glad I decided to order a large mens shirt so I can use it as an around the house/ pyjama top as I wouldn't wear a bright red top out and about. There was also a Jack Skellington fridge magnet- I love The Nightmare Before Christmas but the magnet is a bit meh, although it was a nice little touch. I do love the look of the Monster Mates Poppin' Candy as anything apple flavoured is good by me!

Zombies! I suppose you couldn't have a nightmares themed box without them. I got a Zombie Zity Swobblerz toy (the baker) which to me seems much more of a kids toy... Interestingly of all the twelve to collect on the back of the packaging they are all men, so maybe us women will be immune when the zombie outbreak hits! There was also a Zomblings in the Town blind bag toy, I got a funny little zombie pig.

It's probably the cutest zombie I've seen. ♬ Zombie pig, zombie pig, does whatever a zombie pig does 

The main item in this months box was a Pop! Vinyl and you could either get Jason or Freddy Krueger. I'm quite happy to add Freddy to my collection (of two!) I think this item definitely makes the box for me.

And finally this small poster. I'm a huge fan of classic horror so was pleased to see this little nod to Bela Lugosi's Dracula, and Boris Karloff's Frankenstein monster (although I would have loved more classic horror!) I think the design could have been better, but maybe I'm just being picky!

So overall I'm pretty pleased with the box, but at £16.99 it's probably not something I'd order again as I'm quite fussy, and a large portion of the stuff I wouldn't have bought knowingly if it hadn't been for the surprise element. I do feel like they could have done a bit better with the theme... 

If you're interested in trying them out they are here, next months theme is Best of British.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint 5th Birthday Edition....

The Fresh Cherry Tint by Etude House is one of their most loved products, and to celebrate the products fifth Birthday they released two limited edition shades: Cherry Coral, and the one I chose- Cherry Lavender.

Etude House describe the Cherry Tints as "moist and soft like milk and sparkly like cherry."
They do have an unusual but nice thick creamy texture, which somehow doesn't feel thick or sticky on. I think this is probably the first time I've ever been disappointed with the pigmentation of an Etude House product, swatched it's not too bad but on my lips it provides an only just visible wash of colour. 

On the plus side the tint contains vitamins and minerals to help moisturise the lips, and I can confirm this does feel like I'm wearing a hydrating lip balm rather than a usually drying lip tint. Overall a nice product, just a shame about the colour pay off.

The Cherry Tint is available here (I use this seller all the time, and have had no problems.)

Monday, 20 October 2014

Book Review: The New Ghost by Robert Hunter...

This comic book was an impulse Amazon buy, as the name and cover interested me. I didn't bother to properly read the description so when it arrived I was surprised to find it is actually a short story which I read in about ten minutes. Regardless I still wanted to post about it as I really enjoyed it.

The New Ghost, as you can probably imagine is a story about a ghost on his first night being a ghoul. It's a sweet story of him finding out what he is supposed to to do. The artwork in this book is particularly beautiful, and I love how the majority of the pictures consist of just reds, blues, and greens. 

I think this book would make a really lovely gift too. The New Ghost is part of a graphic short story project to help young artists, so I am definitely going to look into which other stories they have in their series.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Japanese Candy Kit: Meiji Gummy Sushi Kit...

In today's post I bring you a little review of another Japanese candy kit- the Meiji Gummy Sushi Kit. Much like the last kit I blogged about this is a mini and much simpler version of the vast array of Japanese candy kits out there. 

The sushi kit has fun and colourful packaging (I particularly love the angry looking octopus on the back) with easy to follow picture instructions. It's as simple as peeling out your gummies and stacking them. The 'rice' base is banana flavour (usually not a flavour I like, but this was pretty good) and the 'fish' toppings are lemon and cherry flavour. The gummies are extra squidgy (just how I like them) and the flavours worked well together. Thumbs up from me! 

You can get the Gummy Sushi kit here for £1.24*

*affiliate link

Friday, 17 October 2014

You Beauty Box...

I must admit I'm not much of a fan of beauty boxes, when I used to subscribe to them I found myself building up a big collection of things I would never use so prefer to avoid them. Then I found out that the You Beauty Discovery box allows you to choose your two main products (and includes a couple of extra samples.) I always keep an eye on the product selection, and the October choices instantly got my attention for one reason: ILLAMASQUA LIPSTICK! I very quickly ordered, for the bargainous price of £6.95 (that includes postage too.)

The two samples everyone gets is a sachet of Cowshed Night Serum, and a collagen drink that sounds completely disgusting! 

As you have to pick two items from the selection I thought I would give this eyeshadow a try. It's from Wild About Beauty- a brand I've never tried before. The  shade is called Eva, a lovely cool toned brown. Although the packaging and shadow look very nice I must admit I found the pigmentation disappointing.

And onto the reason I ordered the box...  A full sized Illamasqua lipstick from their Glamore collection. I love every shade in the collection so really didn't mind which I got. The one that arrived was Tease, which is a lovely peachy beige colour. I'm a huge fan of Illamasqua so I am totally chuffed that I've got a lipstick for £6.95 woo! 

You can find all the info for the You Beauty box here

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Tony Moly Panda's Dream Eye Patch...

So as you can guess the first thing that drew me to buy this product (as with all Tony Moly products) was the cute packaging... look at that adorable panda! The product itself also sounded pretty interesting. In the pack you get two black patches (that are the shape of panda eyes) which are soaked in a product that is supposed to vitalise the skin around your eye and help with dark circles. Once you place them on they completely cover the whole eye area. I did attempt to take a picture of me with them on, but not being able to see led to many close up pictures of my shoulder and ear :/

You leave them on for ten to twenty minutes, which does feel really nice and relaxing. They have a very subtle fresh smell to them, and are really cold when you first put them on. Afterwards I didn't notifce any change to my dark circles (although I never expected to, nothing budges those bad boys) but they did leave the skin around my eyes feeling silky soft and refreshed. I also found it a nice relaxing treat! 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

New stuff...

I do love finding bargains and picked up these beauties in Poundland. Since Revlon changed their packaging for the Colorstay nail polishes it looks like the pound shops have had them all, which is fine by me! I've built up a nice collection now and I really love the formula of them. 

I also couldn't resist this cute Sanrio Hello Kitty money box which is huge! I didn't realise until I was taking a picture of it that it is fully sealed so there's no way of getting the money out without breaking it...? 0_0

Finally in Primark I bought these chunky heeled ankle boots for £15. I love them! Although they are hard work to put on- it's like trying to squeeze into a wetsuit- they are really comfortable once they are on!