OK so I know it isn’t until October but for the past week or so I’ve been thinking about what I’d like for my birthday (you can never start too early haha plus it gives people time to buy you gifts) and which beauty products I’ve been wanting for ages not to mention other things I’ve been lusting over. Click on the pics to take you to the links. 😀
No. 7 Illuminated Makeup Mirror.
I have been wanting this mirror for so long! However, if anyone has any recommendations for me, I’d love to hear them! Especially when it comes to the magnified side and the brightness of the light.
Morphe Brushes Eyeshadow Palettes.
I am in love with Morphe Brushes eyeshadow palettes and would love to own more. They are definitely going on my birthday wish list
This is such a beautiful palette! Look at those golden shimmers! I love that there’s matte shades too. I can only find it on Morphe’s actual site though. Beauty Bay and Cult Beauty don’t seem to have it in stock.
I don’t own a bright eyeshadow palette so this is definitely something I want, no, NEED in my collection. Again, I’m loving the fact there’s both matte and shimmer shades in this palette. Dying to get my hands on it! Imagine all the different looks you could do!
There’s more palettes I want from Morphe but I’ll stick with those. For now.
Juvia’s Place The Magic Palette.
I don’t own any products from Juvia’s Place but I have heard soooo many fab things about their eyeshadow palettes. I would love to have this one in my collection.
Spectrum x Mean Girls Mini Burn Book and Brush Set.
I LOVE the movie Mean Girls and I adore Spectrum brushes. I was so excited when they revealed that they were doing this collab! Roll on tomorrow! They are quite pricey but gosh so pretty!
Lime Crime Metallic Velvetines in Eclipse.
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare.
I am a huuuuge Shadowhunters fan! I have loved Cassandra Clare’s novels ever since I read the first three in the Mortal Instruments series – so you can imagine how ecstatic I was when she announced she was writing book four! She really sucks you in to the stories and makes you love/hate the characters as if they were your own friends/enemies. If there is a writer I aspire to be like, it is her. I love the Shadowhunters fandom. My sister and I have even cosplayed as Shadowhunters! I did it for LFCC and then we both did it when we went to see City of Bones at the cinema.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Guide to the Buffyverse.
Ahhh Buffy. My first love when it comes to my favourite TV shows. This is where my love of all things paranormal properly began. I am such a nerd when it comes to Buffy haha. I’ve had so much Buffy merch over the years, it’s unreal. I’ve got Buffy on VHS, dvd AND the special collectors edition boxset from back when it was first released. I have Angel too (of course!) as does my fiancé but I refuse to get rid of my boxset because it’s the special edition. 😂 I could go on about Buffy all day but I’ll stop here. 😀
Morganville Season 1.
I loooved the book series by Rachel Caine (If you love your vampires then def check them out!) so I dying to see if the show has done it justice!
Vampire Buffy and Vampire Angel pop figures.
There’s so many other pop figures I want too; Twilight, Game of Thrones, Disney…
Sunnydale High hoody.
Buffy “I slay” bracelet.
Hot Topic have recently brought out some brilliant Buffy merch. This bracelet is on sale at the mo too!
This is another one from Hot Topic. Like I said, I’m a Buffy nerd. Just gimme all the merch!
Pandora Love Makes a Family Charm.
I love my Pandora charms. This will be a suggestion for my other half I think.
Pandora Majestic Swan Charm.
I have a double leather Pandora bracelet and the charms on that are all inspired by books. The swan charm would be a nod to Bella Swan from Twilight.
Pandora Purple Poetic Droplet Ring.
This is another eyeshadow palette that I’ve had my eye on for a while. The shades are all so beautiful!
Zoeva Rose Golden Vol. 2 Complete Eye Brush Set.
I would really love a set of Zoeva brushes. Especially when it comes to eyeshadow as I could do with some more brushes. These particular brushes aren’t cheap but this isn’t called a wish list for nothing lol.
I’m also into crystals (would absolutely love an amethyst geode) and wicca and love black cats! So I’d love anything to do with those. Love anything Beauty and the Beast related too. I’m sure there are many more things that I’d like but have forgotten so for now I shall end it here. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading. 😀
When packing for my move to Wales, I had to be select in what I could bring as my life had to fit into a suitcase. Of course books *had* to be in there and I could not bare to leave without my well-loved copy of City of Bones. Which brings me to this post … I am dying to get my hands on a copy of this collectors edition!!
We have less than a month until Cassandra Clare’s worldwide bestselling series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices will be published with gorgeous new covers and some bonus content! Barnes & Noble is selling a Collector’s Edition of the book that started it all, City of Bones:
This edition of City of Bones features an exclusive poster and new scene, a brilliant new cover, a map of New York City, a new foreword, and a bonus story.
Cassie shared that this special edition will actually be a hardcover – the other books will be paperbacks – and that “[i]t contains the beginning of City of Bones, when Jace and Clary first meet, rewritten from Jace’s perspective.”
Edited to add:
Since some seem to have problems with the link, here it is again: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/city-of-bones-cassandra-clare/1100329400?ean=9781481456807
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Ok, I’m just gonna lay it all out there …. I’m having a hard time adjusting to how the Shadowhunters characters are being cast. Or most of them. Choosing diversity over staying true to the books? That’s not ok with me. Am I the only one who feels this way? I am a stickler for tv shows/movies staying as close to a book’s details and storylines as possible. Particularly when it comes to the description of the main characters. I really admired Cassie when she wanted CoB’s movie characters to be like their book’s counterparts but felt disappointed when I found out, that for the tv show, she’d expressed that she wanted acting ability over character likeness. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for wanting the show to have great actors but you are not seriously telling me that the majority of the actors who walked through their casting door looking like the characters, didn’t measure up in acting ability? Really? I find that hard to believe. It just really makes me nervous for the future of the show and whether they will follow the book/s or go way off kilter like Trueblood and The Vampire Diaries have. That being said, I LOVE how TVD is turning out (the books just got ridiculous in the end) so I guess maybe there’s hope yet lol.
Sorry for the grumble, I’d just been mulling it over in my head and felt I had to vent. Being a long-time fan of the series, I feel really protective over it and want everything to be just-so, ya know?
Anyhoo, it’s gone 3am so I must try get back to sleep.
It’s back to normality after spending a week in Wales with my boyfriend (who lives there) for my birthday. I honestly didn’t wanna leave him but *sigh* I had work and family to get home to. I had a great birthday and went out for a meal with my boyfriend and his family.
My boyfriend got me these amazing gifts:
A close-up of Elena’s locket which is real silver. I’ve also put some vervain in it. 😉
He also gave me some birthday money so we spent the day in Swansea shopping and went to see Dracula Untold at the cinema which we enjoyed though would have preferred more story than action. I bought these amazing Superman Cons with my birthday money:
And I just had to buy this top:
When I got home from Wales I opened my presents from my sister and this small but awesome “The Mortal Instruments” jewellery box was my “main” one:
Inside the lid it reads:
My sister and my boyfriend know me so well!
Ohhh and I also treated myself to a birthday present:
And of course I had to buy the purse, too:
Time to go eat pizza. I hope everyone’s ok and having a lovely evening.
It has been quite an exciting week for fans of Cassandra Clare (including myself). On Wednesday, Mundie Moms exclusively revealed the cover of Clockwork Prince (Book #2 in the Infernal Devices series a prequel to The Mortal Instruments series):
On the front of the cover we have Jem in front of the Temple Bar, Fleet street, London. I think it’s absolutely beautiful! Cliff Nielson (who designed the covers for both The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series) is so incredibly talented. If I was an aspiring author I’d be honored to have him design the covers of my books.
So what do you guys think to the cover?
Also, yesterday Mundie Source exclusively revealed the chapter titles for Clockwork Prince and their meanings. Go here to check them out! After reading about them, December 6th can’t come soon enough! I can guarantee there will have been plenty of deciphering going on amongst the fans trying to figure out what could be in store for each chapter. I know I’m itching to find out!