Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween from MCM London Comic Con!

Happy Halloween everyone! In the spirit of the holiday, I thought I'd share a few of the photos I got at MCM London Comic Con last week with some of the incredible cosplayers I met. I also have a vlog that will be going up this weekend that will give even more of a flavour of the event, however for now I will say that it's the best fun I've had since we last went to Disneyland! On the Friday I wore my Briar Rose/Sleeping Beauty cosplay, and on Saturday/Sunday I was Ariel, and having people recognise my characters and ask for photos was such a lovely feeling. I even met a few of my blog readers and the fabulous Becky from Becky Bedbug!

Tackling public transport during a convention is hilarious. I was in cosplay all three days, and I loved how more and more people in cosplay filed onto the tube the closer we got the Excel. There was such a sense of celebration and community, and they were some of the nicest, most accepting people I've ever met. It was my first convention and my first time cosplaying, so I was really worried I'd feel sidelined, however the moment I first made eye contact and shared a smile with a fellow cosplayer I knew I had nothing to worry about.

We came away exhausted and completely swamped with footage and photos to edit, but we were still on such a high. From here I'll let the photos and video do the rest of the talking, however if you've ever considered cosplaying or going to a convention I can't recommend MCM London Comic Con enough. Snap up some tickets for next May and I'll hopefully see you there!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

My Jolie Candle.


First up, apologies for my absence recently. I can't quite pinpoint exactly what was going on, but I didn't quite feel myself, and because of that I wasn't in the right headspace to be blogging. However, over the weekend Grant and I went to MCM London Comic Con (more on that later this week!), and I've come away feeling incredibly uplifted and refreshed. With Christmas well and truly creeping up on us, I thought what better way to kick things back off again than by sharing an adorable gift idea?

I've encountered candles containing jewellery before, however nothing quite like the beautiful branding and packaging that comes with My Jolie Candle. The concept is simple; pick your candle and burn it until you're able to lift out the little foil packet inside. The package will contain a randomly selected piece of silver jewellery with a Swarovski Elements crystal. Some candles even contain gold jewellery with real diamonds worth between 250€ to 5,000€! I got a rose scented candle, packaged along with some adorable stationery, candy, and a personalised passport holder. After burning the candle for a few days I was able to get to the foil packet with a pair of tweezers, and inside was a delicate bracelet with a diamond shaped charm and pink gemstones. The gemstones were a bit much for me, so I've taken to wearing it the other way around with just the diamond shape showing. It's nice and subtle, and I actually really like it!

Regardless of the jewellery you end up getting, the fun in these candles is the anticipation - not to mention they smell divine. They'd make great Christmas presents, and you'd win some serious brownie points in the recipient ended up finding some real diamond jewellery inside!