“The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing, and eternal.” -Severus Snape, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
We all know I love Harry Potter, That is no secret. When Loot Crate*** Launched their Wizarding World of Harry Potter Crate I’m sure I was one of the first to sign up. We are now a few boxes into this crate and it keeps getting better and better. This month’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter Crate theme wasHogwarts House Pride.
Be honest, who did you forget to buy a present for this year? It happens to all of us at one point or another. We forget someone who should have been on the main list but this year that person slipped your mind.
In the mad season that is Christmas, you can guarantee that stores have almost nothing worth buying left. That and there is no way you can get a car park. Online shopping is the best way to get your goods right now and I have come up with some easy last minute gift ideas that everyone will love.
More beauty advent calendars are coming up on the market every year. This year I picked up the Splendor advent calendar by Nude By Nature***. It is only a 12-day calendar but at $135 of value 12 days is the perfect amount. I could have opened one every 2 days but I started on the first and opened every day.
If you follow me on twitter you will have seen that I have changed my Loot Crate subscription from the regular Loot Crate to the J.K Rowlings Wizarding World Crate. I was getting a bit bored with the Loot Crate Subscription each month so I changed it. J.K Rowlings Wizarding World Crate is a totally Harry Potter themed subscription box and while this month did have a large “fantastic beasts” theme to it the box overall remained true to Harry Potter.
I think Bella Box bring out a botanical beauty themed box twice a year. Don’t get me wrong, botanical usually means cruelty-free and what’s not to love about that? The best part of this theme occurring a couple of times a year, is that there is so much botanical beauty out there. a lot of it gets overlooked and with this theme, we get to try it.
If there is one month it is appropriate to release a Horror themed crate it is October. Fitting in with the spooky theme of the month, Hello Halloween lover. The Horror crate surprised me with how they tied the contents in with the theme. Each month the Loot Crate box folds out to something associated with the theme; This months horror box provided a zombie mask for the last minute Halloween costume.
I know I missed last month’s boxes. The #ggblogchallenge took over this blog and I forgot to post them earlier in this month. The October Bella Box*** is themed spring racing and it is basically a survival kit for the spring racing carnival; kind of like the one I wrote here.
The spring racing carnival is the time of year where Melbourne is split into three groups. You have the people who love horse racing, the people who hate horse racing and then you have the people who love an excuse to dress up and show off their hats. I fall into the last category.
Each year one of my groups gets dressed up and heads off to Derby Day. In my opinion, Derby Day is the best day of the Spring Racing Carnival and it’s not because it is “Men’s Day”, the day overall is a lot more relaxed than the other days in the carnival.