Friday, January 19, 2018

Netflix Recommendations: The Good Place, Riverdale & More!


Hello guys! Nothing has changed, I am still watching a lot of Netflix, so much so that I'll be doing a March Movie Challenge in a few months, because I feel like I'm neglecting movies, and once upon a time they were my jam! This will involve attempting to see 30 films in a month, so stay tuned for that madness! Stop putting out so many great TV shows, Netflix, you're ruining my life! Haha. Here are my latest recommendations....




Easy
I watched the first season of this and loved it, and while season 2 isn't as good in my opinion, it's still worth a watch. Easy is definitely an acquired taste and won't be everyones cup of tea. It's an Amercian comedy-drama anthology series based around a group of intertwined friends based in Chicago as they explore sex, love, relationships and friendship. Each episode is self-contained and features different characters and a storyline that is resolved in that episode. That being said, there are a few recurring characters that feature in more than one episode, and these are the most interesting in my opinion, as I feel a connection and familiarity with them. Easy can be quite racy and sexual at times, with the connecting theme being relationships, of all kinds. Watch it after the kids are in bed!




Riverdale
Two words: Cole Sprouse. Haha, OK so this extremely popular show has more going for it than just Jughead, but still, he has to be acknowledged. New weekly episodes are being released again starting January 18, so your gang is back, baby! If you don't know, Riverdale is based on the characters from Archie Comics. You've probably heard of Betty, Veronica, Archie, Jughead and the all-girl band Josie and the Pussycats; well this is them modernised, for the kids of today. And it's done well! There's teen drama, romance and a ton of mystery and intrigue. It actually gets quite dark in places, which I didn't expect. You should definitely check this out, you'll be hooked after the first few episodes, and I guarantee you'll be Googling 'Cole Sprouse' in no time!




Dynasty
This is just some good old-fashioned trashy, soapy, deliciously ridiculous fun that you can put on and escape into. I never watched the original Dynasty from the 80's, but you really don't need any knowledge of that show to enjoy this. Eagle-eyed readers will spot Grant Show, of Melrose Place fame (anyone old enough to remember that 90's gem?) in the photo, and it's so great seeing him back on my TV. He's 55 now, and has definitely aged well! My favourite character is Fallon Carrington, who is brimming with confidence, bitchiness and the show's best witty one-liners. Marvel at the over-the-top antics of the filthy rich and watch in awe of the powerful force that is Fallon. If you're feeling down, Dynasty is the best show to escape into and forget your problems. And after a break, new episodes are being released weekly, starting January 18. So it's back on!




The Good Place
This is a really entertaining and funny comedy starring one of my faves, Kristen Bell, and Ted Danson. Hubby and I binged the first season and have now caught up. It kind of sucks having to wait for one episode a week, because you're not as invested in the story when you haven't watched six episodes in a row, but what can you do, lol. This tells the story of Eleanor Shellstrop who finds herself in the afterlife. She's shocked to learn that she's in the Good Place, since she wasn't the best person during her time on Earth. Turns out it's a mistake, and Eleanor must try to become a better version of herself, with the help of her soulmate Chidi and seemingly perfect neighbours Tahani and Jianyu. This is hilarious, endearing and really easy to watch. Highly recommended!





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Sunday, January 14, 2018

What's In My Good Green Box?




Hi guys! I recently received the Good Green Box prize I won in their Instagram giveaway towards the end of last year, and thought I'd run through what was inside! It's always exciting opening up a box when you don't know the contents, and I was pleasantly surprised with the natural beauty products and samples in this edition, despite the lack of an information sheet about the products included. Let's have a look!

Wotnot Facial Wipes for Normal/Sensitive Skin
This pack of 5 wipes will certainly come in handy as I seem to go through wipes like nobody's business! They contain certified organic aloe vera, rosehip and sweet almond oils and are free from drying chemicals. I've tried these before as they came in the March Good Box (read my thoughts on that here) and love their effectiveness and lovely fragrance.

3/F/B Rose Tonic Facial Astringent
I haven't heard of this brand, so hopefully I've typed it correctly as there's no info sheet and it's not on the Good Green Box website! Anyway this product excites me as I've just finished the Akhal Organic Rose Hydrolat from the July Good Green Box and absolutely loved it! I imagine this is similar, being a facial astringent with a rose scent. Can't wait to start this little bottle!

Springfields Lavender Soothing Facial Cream
This comes in quite a luxe-looking brown glass jar and is a fairly generous size, however the scent is quite subtle. Lavender is normally one of those overpowering scents for me, so it's probably good that this has a mild fragrance. Lavender is thought to help you sleep, so I imagine this would be great to pop on before bed.

Fresh Face Skin Mystery Product
Hello mystery product! This is literally a white plastic tub that says Fresh Face Skin on the lid and that's it, no further labelling. Nor is it on the Good Green Box website under any of the Skincare sections. I just Googled and Fresh Face Skin is the brand name and they seem to mainly sell overnight healing creams, so that might be what this is. Who knows!

Black Chicken Axilla Deodorant Paste
This 100% natural deodorant paste contains shea butter, coconut oil and camelia tea oil and the essentials oils of peppermint, cajaput, mandarin, clove, rose, geranium, lime, lavender and cedarwood. I'm not the biggest fan of natural deodorants, but I'll always give something a go. And this does smell quite pleasant!

Pukka Matcha Green Teabags
I received two Pukka teabags from the Matcha Green range, one Clean and one Supreme. The clean one is described as 'a fresh burst of pure organic green tea with a luscious lemony lift', whilst the supreme version is 'a vital wellspring of organic whole leaf green tea and the finest matcha.' Lord knows I drink too much coffee, so I can't wait to get some healthy green tea into me!

Bondi Wash Hand Cream and Body Lotion
I love the designs on the front of theses sample sachets! The Tasmanian Pepper & Lavender Hand Cream uses Australian plant-based botanicals to naturally soothe your hands, and the Sydney Peppermint & Rosemary Body Lotion blends all-natural active botanicals with Australian Flame Tree for soft, moisturised skin. I will be doing a February Sample Challenge, so I'm saving up all my sachets to go hell for leather next month and see how many I can use up. Stay tuned  for a blog post on that!





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Friday, January 12, 2018

LUSH 50% Off Haul!




Hi guys! If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I went a bit crazy at the Lush Boxing Day Sale (cough $70 later cough). This is the second year running that I didn't get in-store 'til five or so days after the sale started, and while some half price items had run out, there was still  plenty of discounted Christmas stock to choose from. I missed out on my beloved Rose Jam shower gel, so compensated by grabbing a Garden Party gift that contained Rose Jam and a couple of other goodies. Being the school holidays, my son was with me, so I was distracted and dealing with complaining after a while, which didn't help, but I bribed him with a Bubble Spinner (he's obsessed with fidget spinners) which unfortunately wasn't marked down. Other than that, I tried to get new-to-me goodies, for a bit of excitement! Here's what I got!

My Haul!
~ Bubble Spinner Re-Usable Bubble Bar
~ Twilight Shower Gel
~ Snow Fairy Sparkle Jar
~ Layer Cake Soap
~ Miranda Soap
~ Candy Cane Roulade
~ Pop In The Bath Bubble Bar
~ Golden Wonder Bath Bomb
~ ThunderSnow Bath Bomb
~ Garden Party Gift (contains Rose Jam Shower Gel 100g, Ro's Argan Body Conditioner 45g, Snow Cloud Soap 100g)






You may be interested in Ho Ho Ho, It's The LUSH Christmas Range!


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