Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Geek Gear Unboxing - October 2016 - Spook!

Hello lovelies,

Today I want to share with you a brand new box that I've been receiving for the last few months: Geek Gear.

Geek Gear offer two boxes; a general geeky box, and a Harry Potter "World of Wizardry" box (how cool?!)

Surprisingly I settled on the general geek box, because I don't want to overload myself on Harry Potter goodies (I like to specially select my Harry Potter stuff!).

I've tested quite a few general geek boxes, and this has definitely been the best I've received so far in terms of contents and customer service. It reminds me of the (good) contents of Zbox, without the awful customer service.

This month's theme was "Spook!" - let's open up the box and see what's inside! 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Book & a Brew Unboxing! [October 2016]

Hello lovelies,

Today I'm here to share with you the contents of my October Book & a Brew box!

I was really excited for my October subscription boxes, particularly my bookish one. As Book & a Brew were doing a separate Halloween box, I wasn't sure if the main box would also be a spooky one so I was looking forward to seeing with what they went with!

As I've mentioned in my past Book & a Brew unboxing posts, Book & a Brew are a monthly subscription box service which sends you a hardback book and a cosy, fancy tea for the grand total of £12.99. I think £12.99 is a great price point when most subscription boxes are £20+. Also, these boxes are perfect for those who prefer to keep their subscription boxes simple, it's a book and a tea and nothing more - exactly what it says on the tin (or box!).

 As before, I pay for these boxes myself, I just think it's a brilliant service!

So let's see what arrived this month!

Friday, 4 November 2016

Try a Podcast Challenge!

Hello lovelies,

I have been seeing many variations of the "Try a Chapter Tag" on youtube recently, and I really wanted to do it here on the blog. However, I just felt that I wanted to do something a little bit different with it, but I wasn't sure what.

The other day it struck me that I was trying out a bunch of new podcasts after asking for some recommendations on twitter and I realised it would be a perfect twist to the classic tag, so welcome to the Try a Podcast Challenge!

I've actually tried to get into podcasts a few times, and it's never really worked. However, a few months back I started listening to Tom and Lorenzo's Pop Style Opinion Fest (which I highly, highly recommend by the way) and I decided I really wanted to find more, but I never really had the time.

This is mostly because I'm quite obsessive with attaching a rule to thing, so for example, I listen to audiobooks in bed/going to sleep (which is when some people listen to podcasts) and I can't stand the idea of changing that routine. I listen to the Opinion Fest when I'm having my posh Lush bath once a week, and I don't want to change that either. The rest of the free time I have I spend either with physically reading books, or watching TV, so there just never seemed to be time to listen to them.