January Favourites: First of 2016

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The first monthly favourites of 2016 and I’m still writing 2015 in every time I have to write the date, it’ll take a couple of months for me to get that right. This is kind of a December and January favourites because I didn’t do one for last month as I was still recovering from Christmas and by the time I was going to do it it was a couple of weeks in and not long till this one. This is another big mix though I think there’s more beauty stuff in it this time than I often do.

I have been watching a few other things I’ll put in here but they’re not ones I have on DVD. I think after Christmas and watching Santa Claus the Movie I got into a bit of a Dudley Moore phase and ended up watching a lot of his movies so I’ll include one in here, Arthur is just so funny and one I’ve already seen twice this month. I also really liked Arthur 2, I know that’s probably not a popular opinion but it was harmless fun, not as good as the first but still pretty good. TV wise I’ve loved the new series of Endeavour, I love the Shaun Evans and Roger Allam combination and the characters and stories are great as a detective show and being a young Morse but without trying to be too much like him or trying to copy John Thaw.

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Review: Sugar and Vice Halloween Bunting and Acorn Necklaces

Happy Halloween! I haven’t really done much today Halloweenish apart from watching an old Hammer Horror movie and apple bobbing. We had some trick or treaters and I may have eaten some of the sweets that they didn’t take. Have you guys had Halloween plans and done anything fun tonight? Or are you going to if you’re in America and it’s still the afternoon.

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This is only a fairly short post but I wanted to review these while the one necklace is still on the site. I’m not sure how much longer the Halloween range will be up but it’s still there now. I’ve bought some necklaces from Sugar and Vice in the past and really like the style and the quality is really good. They’re laser cut acrylic shapes which are then used in different types of jewellery, I’ve just tended to stick with necklaces as I prefer smaller earrings and I just wear a greater range of necklaces though I do love some of the bracelets so I might get one of them next.

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Shottle Bop, kind of a mini review

  

This isn’t really much of a product review and it’s just a quick post as I found an email today from a few days ago from the company saying they’re closing and as I love these so much I thought I’d post about it now so you have a couple of days to get something if you want to before it’s gone for good. I may be making a last minute order too, there are a few I’ve wanted for a whole but not got so now seems like the perfect time. 

Shottle Bop sells necklaces, and earrings if you want, with various things inside, most are themed around sci-fi, horror and similar things though there are some more traditional remedies (leeches anyone?) mixed in there. 

I love the size of the bottles, they’re small enough that they work as necklaces without being too big and yet the labels are still readable and have an old apothecary feel to them to me. They’re roughly an inch tall (about 2.7cm when I measured them) and some include tiny things inside like ice cubes or kryptonite.

I will say that some definitely last better than others. The photo was taken when the top row was new, the two at the bottom were already over a year old and they look the same two years later. The Felix Felicis has become a lump of gold in the middle with some liquid around, about half empty but turns gold when shaken, and the polyjuice potion is a light blue though I think that was my fault as it was on my windowsill for a while. It has taken two years to get like that though and the others still look like they did in the picture, the flesh is a bit emptier but still nice and gooey.

I love these and hint they’re a great gift for someone who likes any of the themes, I’m planning on getting the zombie kit and leeches because I’ve wanted them for a while but thought I’d post this now as by the time I get them the store will be closed. I can’t wait to see what they do next as it says something about the labels being reused for something else and they’re one of the things I like the most about these, especially the little tag line thing below the product name.

The necklaces are £10 – £12 each depending on what’s in them and most of the earrings add more onto the price, you just choose in the drop down menu of whatever bottle you want and it says how much to add. There are so many colours available on a lot of the options and you can add glitter or choose to have it glow in UV if you want. There is also the option of a little spoon which I have never got but they do look cute and would go well with some of the remedies. You can find it all here at http://www.shottlebop.co.uk though they close on March 31st so you have to be quick! Wish I’d checked my spam box earlier as it somehow ended up in that, I’d have posted this sooner and probably a better review.

Totally unrelated but I’m trying out the iPad app now it’s been updated and I like it a lot more now, just not sure how to add the read more bit so I’ll have to edit this post later to add it.