Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Maple and Whisky Disney Scented Candles

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Recently I’ve become a little obsessed with handmade/independent sellers, especially those who create beautiful items inspired by Disney. Maple and Whisky are no exception. Based in the UK, they create soywax candles inspired by the Orlando parks, both Disney and Universal. After seeing a buzz about them on Instagram, I knew i just had to pick up a few for myself. Main Street Bakery is cinnamon scented and reminiscent of the iconic Cinnamon Rolls that used to be sold in what is now a Starbucks (they can now be found in Gaston's Tavern), on Main Street USA. Butterbeer is, of course, a tribute to the famous ‘Harry Potter’ beverage and smells like sweet butterscotch (although the candle definitely smells better than the real thing tastes). My favourite of the bunch, Adventure Is Out There, is inspired by Disney Pixar film UP and has a grape scent that actually makes my mouth water, it’s delectable! Unlike many other candle brands I have tried in the past, Maple and Whisky products burn very cleanly with beautiful scents that last for hours. I got the 8oz sizes which will burn for about 60 hours, and so far, this statement is looking to be true, having had loads of use out of them over the past few weeks.

The 8oz jars will set you back about £8 each, which can seem a little pricey for a candle (to me anyway) but considering they are handmade, look cute and are freaking Disney/Universal inspired, they are 100% worth it. Maple and Whisky also have a 12oz size jar, wax melts and tea lights available at prices ranging from £4-£12. You can purchase your own candles from their Etsy store here (currently they are closed for 2 weeks due to the owner being in Florida)! I’m really looking forward to trying some more of their candles in the future and really hope they expand the range even more. Here’s hoping for a popcorn scented one! Yum!

Have you ever tried a Maple and Whisky candle? What is your favourite Disney scent?


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Monday, 15 June 2015

I’m so glad I left my tower | Disney Fashion

Disney Fashion Tangled Hot Topic Dress

Disney Fashion Tangled Hot Topic Dress

Disney Fashion Tangled Hot Topic Dress

Disney Fashion Tangled Hot Topic Dress

Disney Fashion Tangled Hot Topic Dress

Disney Fashion Tangled Hot Topic Dress

Disney Fashion Tangled Hot Topic Dress

Disney Fashion Tangled Hot Topic Dress

Dress: Hot Topic
Jacket: Forever 21
Hat: Walt Disney World
Shoes: Disney X Vans
Necklaces: Walt Disney World

Recently I’ve been going through a little bit of a quarter life crisis and have felt so bored with everything. All's I seem to do is work, laze around the house and sleep. So, with summer upcoming, me and my boyfriend decided enough is enough, and that we’re going to actually do things on our days off work. No more lazing around the house watching TV for us! The first of our adventures saw us taking advantage of the gorgeous weather this week and visit Formby Beach, where we had a picnic, paddled in the sea, explored the sand dunes and took a walk around the adjacent forest. I feel so much happier having actually gotten out of the house and done something worthwhile. Of course, I had to rope Craig into taking a few cheeky outfit photos for me. I could make a photographer out of him yet! I MIGHT have also filmed a Disney fashion look book which MIGHT be going up on my channel in a few weeks. Jus’ sayin’!

The dress I am wearing is from Hot Topic and has images inspired by the film Tangled running across it. I am pretty in love with this dress, the material being lightweight, flattering to my figure and perfect for the hot weather. I paired it with a leather jacket for an edgier look, although that was soon shed in the heat. My hat is looking abit sad these days, as its endured many Florida downpours, but I adore it so just had to wear it for our day out to the beach. You cant see in these pictures, but it has a little Jack Skellington on the side, giving that subtle Disney touch.

Have you been to the beach recently? Do you have any Disney dresses?

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Monday, 8 June 2015

10 Walt Disney World Moments to give you Chills


Walt Disney World is the most magical place on earth, but there are certain moment during a trip which never fail to send a shiver up my spine and cause a flutter of my heart.

10. Character parade interaction
When characters interact with me during the parades; waving back, blowing kisses and just making the whole experience that little bit extra special.

9. Being called princess
No matter how old I get, being called princess by cast members actually makes me giddy. On the outside i give a shy smile, on the inside I'm going “yes gosh darnit I AM a freaking princess!!!”.

8. Rock n Rollercoaster blast off
Stepping into the launch room for the first time and seeing the cars shoot off as well as the countdown always gives me goosebumps and always makes me slightly nervous, no matter how many times I ride it. That 0-60 is scary alright!

7. The lights flicking off and the music starting before Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade
When the lights suddenly go off and that “dudududuuuu” starts I always squeal a little bit. There's just something about that moment which brings back so many memories.

6. Festival of the Lion King
Need I even say anything for this? Its one of the most amazing shows I have ever seen in a Disney park. The singing, the choreography, the acrobatics, just everything comes together perfectly to create a truly electric atmosphere.

5. Dream Along with Mickey
There is one specific moment during the castle show which chokes me up every single time. “Gosh Minnie, you’ll always be a princess to me” actually makes me so emotional and most definitely causes a shiver to run up my spine.

4. The first steps into Magic Kingdom & the first glimpse of Cinderella’s Castle
Those first steps into Magic Kingdom at the beginning of a Disney trip are just filled with promise and the first glimpse of the castle, whether its from the monorail, the boat or on main street itself, never fail to make me giddy with excitement.


3. Fantasmic
*slow clap” Imaginatiooooooon….. I always have a big grin on my face when everybody's favourite mouse appears on the stage and starts his dance (of which I always join in with). Those sparkler firework things as well make me want to laugh and cheer. Additionally, when the boat comes out with all the characters on I’m actually like YES YES YES!! Of course I cannot forget “some imagination huh?”

2. Wishes
A beautiful firework display lighting the skies above Cinderella’s Castle every night with the most magical soundtrack and familiar host, Jiminy Cricket. This is the ultimate night-time spectacular and never fails to give me chills.


1. Celebrate the Magic
As much as I adore Wishes, there is something about Celebrate the Magic which just moves me. Maybe its the fact that we actually have the characters projected right there infront of us, coupled with the most amazing music. “Celebrate a world filled with magic, just wish upon a star, that shines so bright”. I’m a mess by the time we get the Walt projection. “I only hope we never loose sight of one thing… that it was all started by a mouse”.

What Walt Disney World moments never fail to give you chills?


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Friday, 1 May 2015

Silver Spur Steakhouse Restaurant Review | Disney Dining (Disneyland Paris)

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Silver spur steakhouse disneyland paris

Silver spur steakhouse disneyland paris

Silver spur steakhouse disneyland paris

Now I wouldn't consider myself to have a sophisticated palette in the slightest, but being a vegetarian I find it helpful to read reviews of Disney Park Restaurants to see what the vegetarian offerings are like. A vegetarian in a steakhouse you may ask! There is a method to the irony! During our Disneyland Paris trip we had the standard half board meal plan, meaning we had vouchers worth €26 towards a meal. I will go more into the DLP dining plan in a future video as it’s completely different to Walt Disney World and can be a little confusing, but for now just know that we chose to eat off a set menu which included a Starter, Main and Desert for about €28.99 with an additional large bottle of water which we shared, using the vouchers to pay off most of the meal then paying out of pocket for the excess (about €6-€8 each extra).

When entering the restaurant we were greeted by the lovely host who was very friendly seated us in a section surrounded by other English people, which I assume they do depending on what server speaks good English, as ours did. It was pretty empty as can be expected in off peak times, but it made the atmosphere very relaxed. The decor was perfect for its location in Frontierland, being very “western cowboy” yet still sophisticated. There was only one vegetarian option for a starter and main in Silver Spur Steakhouse, but as with all Disney Dining, if you are not keen you can request a custom dish (although I'm not sure how this would align with the set menu). I was happy with the options available which were Sweetcorn Soup with Corn Bread as a starter and a Tofu Tagliatelle with Vegetables for my main. A basket of bread rolls was also brought out soon after ordering to snack on while waiting for the food to arrive. I was a little sceptical of the Sweetcorn Soup initially as I’m not the biggest fan of sweet corn, but wow, it was the most delicious soup I have ever had in my life. It was creamy, mild and perfect for a cold February evening. The cornbread accompaniment was also amazing, although I preferred to eat this on its own as it just crumbled if I tried to dip. This dish was so good that I still think about it and long for another bowl full. As for the main, even though it wasn't as memorable as the starter, I still enjoyed it. The tagliatelle was cooked to perfection while the sundried tomatoes added a little kick. Although the tofu was a little tasteless, on a whole everything worked well together and I barely managed to finish it, having to save some room for desert of course. Speaking of desert, I chose to have the Chocolate Brownie Sundae, which the server confirmed is suitable for vegetarians. This was also mouth wateringly delicious and rounded up a perfect meal, probably the best I've ever had in a Disney Park.

Considering that the Silver Spur Steakhouse is one of Disneyland Paris’s ‘budget’ table service restaurants, I would 100% recommend it to anyone. The service was great, the food delicious and the whole experience highly enjoyable.

Have you dined at any of Disneyland Paris’s restaurants?

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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Favourite Disney Instagramers

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Out of all the social media platforms out there today, Instagram is probably my favourite. I would consider myself to be quite a visual person (and really nosey haha), so being able to get a glimpse into peoples lives through photographs is fascinating. Plus we all love those cliché filters, don't we? I wish to share some of my favourite instagramers with you today, more specifically Disney instagramers. I love how this platform has brought Disney lovers from all over the globe together, sharing their pictures with each other and making being away from the magic most of the year, that little bit more bearable.









Some other mentions go to Amylaurenfitz, Elliesteadman, Charlottelesley, Shereallyisafunnygirl and one of my new favourites, hubgrass!!!
Who are your favourite instagramers?


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Friday, 10 April 2015

A Disney Stationary Obsession

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I love me some stationary. Pair it with Disney and you get one overexcited 23 year old. Everything from pens to post-it notes, if I spot it, its going in the basket. A few of the pieces I with to share with you today are fairly recent buys, so should still be available. First up are these amazing Mickey Mouse highlighters from Topshop. Do I have any use for highlighters? Not at all, yet I still purposely made an order with the sole intention of getting them. Having a free shipping event didn't really help the matter… Next up is the selection of Mickey Mouse bits from Primark. There are a few different sets in store at the moment ranging from £1.50 - £3, bargain! My Donald Duck pen was a result of my recent Disneyland Paris trip and the Minnie Mouse notebook was a gift from my boyfriend for Christmas, tis perfect for all my bloggy scribbles. You’ve all seen my rave post about my Moleskine diary, its a perfect pocket sized diary to keep track of my shifts at work and important dates with added Disney magic. Finally is the Disney Villains post-it note set which I got from the Disney Store about 2 years ago when they had the designer villains collection out. Villains are my thing so this sits proudly on my desk, although I don't really have any use for post-it notes since finishing university.

I do have many more Disney stationary bits including a ridiculous amount of notebooks, half of them of which I am scared to use as they are so pretty and totally just sit on my shelf as decoration. Do you get ridiculously excited over stationary?


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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Cinderella Midnight Hour

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cinderella sephora palette


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cinderella sephora palette makeup look

“Where there is kindness, there is goodness. And where there is goodness, there is magic.”
- Cinderella (2015)

A few nights ago me and my boyfriend went to see the new Cinderella live action movie at Odeon. In light of this, I decided to play with my Sephora Cinderella palette. I'm actually gutted that Sephora seems to have stopped doing the Disney line as I wanted them to do a collection for every princess, ah well. The first thing I have to say about this palette is that the packaging is beautiful. The image is reflective of the 1950 animated classic and the quote, while not actually from the film, is a nice touch. All 4 of the shades in the Midnight Hour palette are neutral and compliment each other beautifully, having a highlight, lid and crease colour so that the palette can be used singularly. The eye shadows are applied beautifully and blend flawlessly making this a stunning little palette.

While I was a little sceptical about the Cinderella live action, especially after what they did to Maleficent, I was actually blown away by how amazing it was. They retold the story beautifully with a fantastic cast, breath taking costumes and wonderful visuals. After seeing it, I kinda have more faith in Disney with the upcoming live action craze, although I still wish they would make more original features rather than just remaking classics.

Have you seen the new Cinderella film? Do you own the Sephora Midnight Hour palette?


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