Saturday, September 15, 2018

Candle Haul

Hello, all!

A few months back, I fell in love with Canterbury Road Co. candles (post here), and they recently had a sale, so obviously, I had to buy more to add to my ever growing candle collection. Seriously, the storage space in my room is filled with boxes of candles. It's becoming a problem.


I had recently read and watched the film adaptation of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and loved both, so I thought it only right to buy this candle as well. It does actually smell like Oreos and I really dig it cause Oreos are also my favorite cookies.


You know I love my sweet fruity scents, so I just had to pick up this one. It has hints of lemon, berries and sugared ice and it's perfect for the summertime.


So I was initially just drawn in by the label, and then I saw the scent and I couldn't hit "Add to cart" fast enough. It's raspberries and marshmallow for cryin' out loud! I don't know how it's possible, but it even smells like a fluffy marshmallow and it's so good.


Now for my absolute favorite of the bunch-- IT'S SAILOR MOON THEMED AND IT SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES! It was as if this candle was made especially for me. I love it so much that I think I need to repurchase it in the bigger size (as well as like 3 more so I can hoard them). I'm also obsessed with the Sailor Moon design in the label. I just freakin' love it. A+, amazing, best candle ever.


Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Bookish Box: Hogwarts House Box Review

Hello, all!

So, I have to admit, I'm not super into The Bookish Box. I've gotten two other boxes from them (a Stranger Things themed box and a random box I picked up at Book Con), and both left me pretty underwhelmed, but I'm a sucker for anything Harry Potter related so I figured I'd give them one more shot. Third time's a charm, right? All the items were curated to whatever your specific house is, so all my goodies were Hufflepuff related.


First up was this nice pillow cover by Ink and Wonder. I love the design of it, but I'm not really sure how to put a pillow in it cause the zip doesn't open too far or wide. I'll have to MacGyver something.


I've always seen these types of necklaces where they have little parts of books in them, but I've never actually had one, so I thought this was really cool. This one was made by Authored Adornments, and I love how subtle it is and the little pale yellow charm next to it is a nice touch.


The head of Hufflepuff house is Professor Sprout, so having a candle that smells of herbs and flowers was a given. I've gotten a few of Novelly Yours Candles in other subscription boxes, and they always smell so nice and burn really well, so I'm happy with this one.


There wasn't a label or anything on this, so I'm just assuming it's regular coffee. Since I'm not a coffee drinker, I passed this right along to my roommate. I do like the design on the packaging, though.


I love how they included coffee and then something to drink it out of as well. It's very convenient. The design is very simple but it works.


Lastly, was this shirt. Normally, I'm iffy about shirts that come in these types of things because they're always very hit or miss, but I really like this one! I like the white design on the black and then the pop of yellow. It's not too busy and the actual quality of the t-shirt feels really nice as well.

I was pleasantly surprised with this box. Besides the coffee, I really liked everything that they sent. I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting much just due to my previous experiences, but this one totally made up for those.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Back to Hogwarts Tag

Hello, all!

In honor of it being the first day back at Hogwarts, I thought it'd be fun to do the Back to Hogwarts tag created by Michelle over at A Geek Girls Guide (her post is here).


Have to go shopping in Diagon Alley! What store do you go to first?

Flourish and Blotts, for sure. I usually spend the majority of my time in bookstores anyways, so a magical one sounds like a dream.

You’re on the train! What are you getting from the trolley?

I'd probably go for either a cauldron cake or licorice wands.

It’s time for the welcome feast! Which house table are you at?

Hufflepuff all the way!


You get an elective this year! What will it be?

It'd be a toss up between Divination and Care of Magical Creatures.

You’ve got a break between classes! What will you be doing?

Hanging out in my house's common room.

You get to go to Hogsmeade this year! Where do you go first?

The Three Broomsticks for some food and Butterbeer.


You’re meeting up with friends to hang out! Where in the castle are you all going to chill?

Either the Great Hall or if I'm just meeting up with friends that're also in Hufflepuff, probably our common room.

The end of year exams are coming up. What test will you do the best at?

History of magic. I've always loved history, so I feel like I'd ace that class.


This tag was super fun, so if you'd like to participate here's the questions!

Have to go shopping in Diagon Alley! What store do you go to first?
You’re on the train! What are you getting from the trolley?
It’s time for the welcome feast! Which house table are you at?
You get an elective this year! What will it be?
You’ve got a break between classes! What will you be doing?
You get to go to Hogsmeade this year! Where do you go first?
You’re meeting up with friends to hang out! Where in the castle are you all going to chill?
The end of year exams are coming up. What test will you do the best at?