I think we can all agree that 2021 is not off to the best start and that this lockdown is defo ten times worse than the last two. In the UK right now, it’s dark, cold and the heavens are pissing down either snow or rain. Not good.
If you still have a job like I do, I know that we should be sincerely thankful and of course, we are… but when you’re working full time with nothing to do on the weekends and nothing to look forward to in the foreseeable future, it f*cking sucks.
So anyway, I’m trying my very best not to dwell on the negatives and to try and stay positive about things like good health and online shopping. Which brings me to the point of this blog – the things that I loved this month. My mantra at the moment is 7 Rings by Ariana Grande – “I want it I got it.”
These are all things that have kept me occupied and hopefully things that you might find enjoyable too.
TV & Online Video
In the quest to keep myself occupied, admittedly I have subscribed to almost every online streaming service that there is: Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney+, Britbox, WWE and Discovery Plus. You can’t blame a girl for being desperate lol.
This month, my favourite thing to watch has been 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, available on Discovery Plus. My mum and I have been binge-watching it nonstop and we’ve absolutely loved it.
The original 90 Day Fiance, which is available on Discovery Plus too, is all about Americans who fall in love with someone who lives outside of the US. However, because obtaining a visa to live in the United States is extremely difficult to get, the easiest way for a non-American to live in the States is through a spousal visa. The spousal visa means that the two people involved have 90 days to get married, which really is no time at all.
The spin-off that my mum and I have been watching, is all about what happens before the 90 days, which involves the American visiting their boyfriend/girlfriend in their home country. I really recommend that you check it out because it is f*cking hilarious. American reality TV just hits different okay.
Over on YouTube, I’ve been binging a lot of true crime videos. I’ve always found true crime to be extremely interesting, especially the ones that are unsolved and have been for a long time. The two channels that I’ve been watching this month are Stephanie Harlowe and Christina Randall. I love watching Stephanie because she honestly must spend months researching each case before she creates a video on it. Christina Randall on the other hand, is someone who actually went to prison as a youngster and has turned her life around. Her opinion on cases and her personality is just brilliant and entertaining to me.
Hotel Chocolate Velvetiser
This is something that I never thought I needed until I had one. Luckily my boyfriend bought the velvetiser for my birthday and I’ve been in love with it ever since. I have the copper one that came with Hotel Chocolat’s hot chocolate selection pack and I must say that the salted caramel flavour is my all time fave.
However, the Hotel Chocolat’s own brand of hot chocolate is pretty expensive to keep buying which is why I’ve been using just regular hot chocolate that you can buy in any supermarket. You just add the powder and the milk and let the velvetiser do its thing. I’ve even chopped up my favourite chocolate bars like Kinder and Terry’s chocolate orange instead of hot chocolate powder too. ✨10/10✨
Bibbidi Bobbidi Candles
This was an Etsy find and I’m so glad that I found it. This brand creates cruelty free, vegan candles/reed diffusers inspired by the scents at Disney World. My favourite scent is the Smell of Main Street, which literally smells like Disney World. I’ve bought this scent in the candle and reed diffuser and will defo be buying more when they run out. I love this brand so much that I’ve gifted them to my friends and family at Christmas, who loved them too!
Night Light Projector
The final thing that I’ve loved this month, is this night light projector from Amazon. I’ve seen lots of people use these on social media, so decided to try one out myself. It projects different colour waves and stars all over your bedroom which is perfect for winding down in the evening. I find it so soothing! It even doubles up as a speaker, but I haven’t used it yet as I think Alexa will get jealous lol.