10 Things I Want to Experience at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

I definitely didn't appreciate Animal Kingdom enough while I was there, I saw it as a half day park. I'm not too sure why Animal Kingdom didn't appeal to me before but I am certain I would absolutely love it now. From watching vlogs and seeing some of the incredible pictures people take, it has made me wish I'd spent more time there. Now I have some things I want to experience next time I visit, I can't wait to go back to this park.

Flights & Accommodation | Japan Trip 2018

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Booking the flights and accommodation for our trip to Japan didn't actually take much planning, as we managed to find good deals pretty quickly. The only thing that took a bit of effort was trying to get some dates off of my brother, so we knew when would be a good time to visit him. This is my first holiday where I haven't booked everything as a package and I found that quite daunting but my mom and dad helped me out a lot! When my twin brother moved to Japan I knew that I'd regret it if I didn't go over and visit him while he's there but panic set in and I was worried I wouldn't be able to afford it. A trip to Japan certainly isn't cheap and if you're anything like me then you're going to want to buy absolutely everything while you're over there. So I am now currently saving for all of the Disney merchandise I am no doubt going to want to buy...

The Halloween Season at Disneyland Paris

Friday, 6 October 2017

Last October, almost exactly a year ago, I got to experience the Halloween season at Disneyland Paris for the second time. The first time was when I was 8 years old and got to see Halloween in full swing in the park, I actually remember parts of that trip quite vividly! I'll never forget walking through Disney village and hearing This is Halloween playing over the speakers, it was such a small but special moment for me. As the Halloween season has begun at Disneyland Paris, I thought I'd share some of my favourite things that I was able to experience during my trip last year.

My Ten Favourite Disney Songs

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

I'm always curious to know what people's favourite Disney songs are, it is one of my favourite Disney related topics to talk about! There are so many incredible soundtracks, so it definitely won't be easy to narrow it down to just ten. I have a Disney playlist on my Spotify which I listen to daily and it always instantly puts me in a better mood. There really is something incredibly uplifting about Disney songs!

10 Things I Want to Experience at Walt Disney World's Epcot

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

I absolutely fell in love with Epcot the first time went, the detail in each pavilion is beautiful and there is so much to experience. There are a fair few things that I'm hoping to experience one day throughout this park and as there is so much to do, I've only listed 10 things that I want to do throughout Epcot. The second time I went to Florida I had turned 18 three months before my trip and I was gutted I wouldn't be able to drink alcohol while I was there, I wanted to try all of the different alcoholic beverages this park has to offer! If you’re curious, Japan is my favourite pavilion.

Today is going to be a good day and here's why...

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

You are correct if you think the title of this blog post is from a Dear Evan Hansen song, a soundtrack that I have absolutely fallen in love with. Waking up every morning with the attitude that that day is going to be a good day is difficult, especially when you have to drag yourself out of bed to go to work. Obviously I wish I could wake up with that attitude every day but sometimes it just isn't possible. However, I thought I'd dedicate this blog post to things that are helping me wake up most mornings with a smile on my face because I think it is important to talk about things that make us happy.

Day Three | Disneyland Paris June Trip Report

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

After what felt like the shortest sleep of my life, it was time to kick start another magical day. We were out of the hotel by 10 and the first thing we wanted to do was meet Mickey and Minnie in their anniversary outfits, so we headed over to Disneyland Parc. Me and Alice stood in the queue for about 15 minutes and we must have only moved an inch. Even by half 10 the heat was starting to become a bit too much and we weren't sure how long the wait actually was. We could see Goofy was meeting opposite where we were and the queue was a lot shorter, so we made our way over there. Just as we got their Goofy left and they changed the sign to say Daisy would be meeting next, which I was so excited about as I had never met her before! We stood in the queue for quite a while but I think it was still shorter than the time we would have waited for Mickey and Minnie.

10 Things I Want to Experience at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios

Monday, 4 September 2017

Continuing on with my 10 things I want to experience at Walt Disney World posts, next up is Hollywood Studios. I love Hollywood Studios, Hollywood and the film world is something I am extremely interested in and I think this park truly captures the essence of both. During my visits to Disney World, Hollywood Studios was my second most visited park! I can see that changing during my next visit, as I am now old enough to drink around the world...

Day Two | Disneyland Paris June Trip Report

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

After a decent nights sleep, it was finally time for our first full day in the park. I got up ridiculously early to start getting ready and got everything together for my Marie Disneybound. We left the hotel and hopped on the shuttle for just after 10am, everywhere was surprisingly quieter than I had expected. After taking a few pictures of my Disneybound outside the park gates, we headed straight into the park and over to Adventureland to try and meet Peter Pan, as we knew Peter Pan and "friends" started meeting from 11:15am.

Japan Haul 2017

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Last week my mom and dad returned from their trip to Japan where they were visiting my twin brother! On their travels they went to Tokyo and Sapporo, as Sapporo is where Joe is currently living. They came back with so many gifts for me, which I am so incredibly grateful for as I honestly was not expecting it. I know quite a few people are intrigued to see what Disney merchandise is like Japan, so I thought I'd do a haul of everything they brought back for me. 
I'll add the prices if they're still on the items, so you can get an idea of how much Disney merchandise costs in Japan!

My Marie DisneyBound | Disneyland Paris June Trip

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

I had been thinking of putting together a Marie DisneyBound for a while and ever since getting my tattoo of her, the urge to do so increased significantly. I knew the weather at Disneyland Paris during June could be quite hot, so I planned around this and hoped that the weather would be on my side. It certainly was, I got very sun burnt. I had never DisneyBounded before so I had no idea where to begin with planning my outfit but I thought having some Mickey ears would be a good start.

Day One | Disneyland Paris June Trip Report

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Day one mainly consisted of traveling, our flight wasn't until 2pm so we had the morning to get ready! Which felt unusual as I when I travel anywhere recently we have to be up at the crack of dawn. The flight there started off absolutely fine, until I went to the toilet on the plane and noticed my false eyelash was coming off. As I attempted to poke it back down, my nail cut it in half and half of it disappeared behind my eye. For the majority of the flight I was running my finger around my eye trying to retrieve it and eventually it appeared. This then triggered a conversation with a man who was sat in front of me on the plane, asking if they do contact lenses for long sighted people.

Disneyland Paris Haul | June 2017

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Once you've been to Disneyland Paris a few times, the merchandise becomes a bit repetitive. They definitely don't update it often, so I try not to go expecting to want to buy everything. However, on my last trip I decided to start collecting pins and you could say it was a bad idea. I've started being a lot more selective when buying Disney merchandise as I simply don't have the room for it all anymore but as pins are small and easy to store, I can justify buying them. Hopefully I haven't forgotten anything I bought in this post because I have a feeling I did. Regardless, here is my haul from my most recent Disney trip!

My Fifth Visit to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London The Making of Harry Potter

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

I've been lucky enough to visit the Warner Brothers studio tour five times now and each time I grow to love it more. Harry Potter is something that I've always be passionate about and my love for it continues to grow. Being able to go behind the scenes of the films and see how they were made will always cease to amaze me. One of the reasons I decided to study film at university was down to my interest in the film industry and being able to see the amount of hard work that goes into bringing a film to life. Therefore, being able to visit the place where the magic of Harry Potter was brought to life is something I will never get tired of. I'll do my best to not include any spoilers throughout this post!

10 Things I Want to Experience at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

I have currently been to Walt Disney World twice, once in 2010 and 2013, which was far too long ago. Both were amazing trips and I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to go but I miss it more and more every single day. A lot of changes have been made since both of my visits, one of the biggest ones being magic bands, I believe they were introduced in 2013 but after I had been. Before my recent trips my knowledge on the parks definitely was not as extensive as it is now, so I do feel there are things I missed out on due to not doing my research beforehand. There is still a lot that I am eager to experience at Walt Disney World's different parks, so I thought I'd start a new series on blog listing everything that I am hoping to experience at some point in the near future!

My Top 3 Tips For Making Mickey Mouse Ears

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

One of my most recent hobbies includes making Mickey Mouse ears, I am currently beginning the process of setting up my own Etsy store, which I will do a blogpost on when it happens! Ear making was something I have always wanted to try, last year I decided to pick up my mom's sewing kit and give it a go! I'm definitely no expert and the ears I make certainly are not perfect but it is something that I thoroughly enjoy doing, as it keeps my mind occupied. Plus there is nothing more rewarding than being sent pictures of your customers wearing the ears you have handmade at Disney parks! I've seen a lot more people give making ears a go, so I thought I'd leave you with a few tips on how to get started with making your own Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears. All of the ears pictured in this post are ears I have made!

My Thoughts on Beauty and the Beast

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

I know this post is incredibly late but since watching Beauty and the Beast I have been thinking about how to pile all of my thoughts into a post. I didn't want to write a formal review because I am terrible at writing them. I thought I'd attempt to discuss what and why I love the film. It has been no secret that I have been ridiculously excited for the release of this film since they announced that Emma Watson would be playing Belle. When you have been waiting to see something for so long you do begin to worry that it won't exceed your expectations but this film went above and beyond. I know there has been a ton of hate towards this film prior to its release, hate that I definitely don't remember seeing during the live action Cinderella's release but I'm not here to compare films. I hope you enjoy reading my completely incoherent thoughts on Beauty and the Beast.

The amazing thing about a film remake is yes, elements are going to be different. What what would be the point in remaking a film that already exists just to do a complete carbon copy of it? That is what I loved about the live action Beauty and the Beast, Disney were able to re-imagine a classic story and update elements of a well loved story.

My Most Memorable Experiences In Japan

Friday, 17 February 2017

It may have been a year and a half since my Japan trip but I still think about it every single day. It is a trip I will honestly never forget and I cannot wait to go back. I experienced so many incredible things while I was there and it was such an unforgettable experience but I thought I'd talk about three of my favourite experiences that I had during my time there! Every moment there was unforgettable but this post would be far too long if I spoke about all of them! My twin brother just recently found out he got a job to teach English in Japan, so it is time I started saving so I can afford to go and visit him. Plus I need to take into consideration everything I am definitely going to want to buy while I am there.

Top 5 Romantic Disney Scenes

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day! As it's the day to celebrate love and romance I thought I'd talk about my top five romantic Disney scenes. I personally love Valentine's Day, I know it is overrated but I love that everything is so pink this time of year. I also understand that you're supposed to show your loved ones that you appreciate them all year round but there is absolutely nothing wrong with celebrating your love for each other that little bit more on Valentine's Day. However, no one does romance better than Disney, so only choosing five scenes was extremely difficult!

My Current Tsum Tsum Collection

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Tsum tsum are something that I never considered collecting, I had seen pictures of them when they were only being released in Japan and instantly knew I needed some of them. However, I did not think my collection would get quite as big as it has. If I have counted correctly then I currently have 143 tsum, that's over £429 spent on them... Which is ridiculous and thankfully is not all of my own money. When they were first released in Clintons I set out to go and buy one but ended up coming home with four, I should have known that from that moment on I wouldn't be able to stop buying them. 

25 Facts About Disneyland Paris

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Disneyland Paris is turning 25 this year and the anniversary is fast approaching. There's a lot of excitement revolving around the celebrations and I am so excited, I'm currently going through the process of trying to get a trip booked! I want to try and do a couple of posts all about the anniversary, so what better way to start than with some facts about Disneyland Paris!

My Go-To Night Out Make Up

Thursday, 26 January 2017

I've been wanting to start incorporating beauty into my blog for a while now but I have never been sure what it actually is I want to talk about. I've always wanted to post make up looks but never felt like they were anywhere near decent enough to put on my blog. I don't claim to be professionally talented at it, it is just something I enjoy doing. However, I've decided to give it a go. I'm still learning and getting to grips with make up, and how to photograph it well, but what better way to share my journey than on my blog? When I go on nights out I like to go all out on my make up, it means I get to play around with colour and experiment. I went out last Saturday and as I was doing my make up nothing seemed to be going as planned but I ended up falling in love with the finished look. I wasn't planning on doing a blog post on this look, as I didn't take the best pictures of my make up that night but here we go!

5 Things I Still Haven't Experienced at Disneyland Paris

Thursday, 19 January 2017

A few days ago Lizi published a blog post discussing 10 things she is yet to experience at Disneyland Paris! I loved reading it as we are always finding out about things people have done at Disney, it's interesting to see what they are yet to experience. This got me thinking about my past trips and what I've missed out on doing, or just simply haven't done for myself.  I like to believe that I have experienced a lot of what Disneyland Paris has to offer but this is definitely not the case. 

Character Meet & Greet | Disneyland Paris Halloween Trip 2016

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Even though it has been well over three months since my Disneyland Paris trip, I still wanted to post something from this trip as I had such an incredible time. I hadn't been for the Halloween season since I was 8 years old, so I was excited to see how the park looked and experience Disney during one of my favouite seasons. However, throughout this trip I had a really blocked nose, So I was unable to taste or smell anything. I was devastated, as my favourite thing about Disney is how everywhere smells, especially the popcorn. However, to compensate I did have some amazing meet and greets! If you're anything like me and you love reading all about others meet and greets, then hopefully you'll enjoy this post.

Why I'm Looking Forward to the Live Action Beauty and the Beast

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

I honestly do not think I can contain my excitement for this film much longer, two years is definitely too long to wait! As more trailers, TV spots and audio clips are released from Beauty and the Beast, the more people I see criticising it. However, from the moment I heard that Emma Watson would be portraying Belle I was unbelievably excited. To bring some positivity to the live action film, I thought I'd talk about what I am excited to see and why I'm looking forward to it! The good thing about Disney doing live action remakes is that the original will still always be there. It's not going anywhere, you can still enjoy it even if you don't like the remake.

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