Aloha Dolls 🌺

How is everyone? I'm so sorry my post schedule has been a bit all over the place recently however I've just been so busy with University and preparing for my trip to Egypt! I'm hoping to get back on top of thing over the next few weeks! Anyway, on to today's post.

I really love writing about my Disney collections as they all mean so much to me. I don't know whether that sounds a little 'sad' but they bring me joy when I'm feeling low. Even though I have NO idea what I'm going to do with all of my Tsum Tsum's when I get to 50 all I know now is that they make me happy now and it's all about living in the moment right? Today I'm bringing you the second instalment of my Tsum Tsum collection and this one may be a little longer than the last - apologies in advance! I still can't believe how many I have accumulated over the years and how quickly my collection is growing. If you haven't read my last collection post then read it here.

23. Lilo
24. Stitch
25. Jumba

26. Moana
27. Maui
28. Hei-hei
29. Pua
30-32. Kakamora

I just adore these Tsum Tsums. I have always loved Stitch, I was obsessed with him and his TV show back in the day when I watched the Disney Channel religiously every evening! I'm also obsessed with Moana. I loved the story, the themeing and the animation so I just had to pick up the Tsum Tsum collection when it was released. I nearly completed it too however I missed out on Tamatoa and the the turtle.
33. Leia
34. Ewok

35. Flick
36. Dot
37. Wall-e
38. Eve

39. Dumbo
40. Timothy Mouse

41. Rapunzel
42. Pascal

Leia is by far my favourite in the Star Wars Saga and when I saw her as a Tsum Tsum I knew I needed to pick her up, especially because I thought I had missed out on her when she was originally released. Of course I had to pick up an Ewok to go with her. I couldn't resist picking up Flick, Dot, Wall-e and Eve when Disney released a Pixar collection as they're all so CUTE! I'm so happy I waited and picked up this Dumbo when I did, I think the redesign of Dumbo is just GORGEOUS and when I saw Timothy too I grabbed them off the shelf as quick as I could. Tangled is another favourite of mine and so I picked these up a couple of months ago when I saw them in sale at Clintons!
43. Baymax - Superhero ed.
44. Hiro - Superhero ed.

45. Coco

46. Sven
47. Jiminy Cricket

These are my last Tsum Tsum's in my collection (or is it? I may have bought a few recently however I will share them in a collection update haul post!). I LOVE my Baymax and Hiro Tsum Tsum's; I've been wanting to pick these up for AGES and so when I saw a girl selling them on twitter I jusmped at the chance and bought them. They're from Tokyo so slighlty different though I love them all the same. Coco, I just had to pick her up when I saw the film and finally, my last individual Tsum Tsums, Sven and Jiminy Cricket. I picked these two up at the very start of my collection days and I honestly think Jiminy looks like a pea.

There you have my full collection so far! I love it and I'm proud of it and I don't plan on stopping my collection any time soon! I hope you enjoyed this post as I really enjoyed writing it. I can't wait to share with you my collection journey. If you loved reading this post then maybe you'll want to check out my Disney Collection Instagram page? Where I share pictures of my collection daily!

Thanks for reading,

Aloha, Tabitha 💃🏻
Aloha Dolls 🌺,

How's everyone's weekend going? I hope you are all enjoying the heat as it is GORGEOUS today. I spent the morning at a car boot sale looking for some Disney finds and it was such a great way to start the day. Today I'm sharing with you a mini review on Kristen Lindsay Hager's first book in her new Cecily Taylor series and I can't wait to share it with you. This review is one of the many other blog reviews/posts that have been going live this weekend for the Weekend Blitz blog tour hosted by Neverland Blog Tours to celebrate this new little book and I hope you enjoy it too. If you stay reading till the end then there may be a little giveaway in store for you too.
Cecily has always had a huge crush on singer Andrew Holiday and she wants to be an actress, so she tags along when her friend auditions for his new video. However, the director isn't looking for an actress, but rather the girl next door - and so is Andrew. Cecily gets a part in the video and all of Andrew's attention on set. Her friend begins to see red and Cecily's boyfriend is seeing green - as in major jealousy. A misunderstanding leaves Cecily and her boyfriend on the outs and Andre hopes to pick up the pieces as he's looking for someone more stable in his life than the models he's dated. Soon Cecily begins to realise Andrew understands her more than her small-town boyfriend - but can her perfect love match really be her favourite rock star?
This is such a wonderful little book. I'll be honest, I didn't know if I was going to be a massive fan of this book due to the rock star love triangle that I just knew was going to happen but I was pleasantly surprised and was happy with how it concluded. I think what also made this book greater than I thought it would be is how relatable Cecily was as character. As a university student I didn't know if her personality would be too young to relate too but she was actually a really relatable as like her i also had a MASSICE crush on Jay McGuiness from The Wanted so all the thoughts and feelings she went through, I could just imagine my younger self going through too. The worries she also goes through, through school is very similar on how I felt as well. I also enjoyed the other characters such as Zach, Andrew, Lila, Harlow and Tanna as they all brought something to the story line too, to help it stay as gripping and exciting that it was.

This book was incredibly gripping and surprised me the whole way through. It was lovely reading a book that allowed me to reminisce on my secondary school days and almost envy her as I so wish I could go back sometimes. I 100% recommend this book if you are into teen/young adult romance reads as well as if you are looking for a book that will let you look back onto your younger days.

Krysten Lindsay Hager  writes about friendship, self-esteem. fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends...Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2) and Dating the It Guy. True Colors, won the Readers Favourite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Bestseller Award for children/teens. Competing with the Start is a Readers' Favourite Book Award Finalist.

Krysten's work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, The Grand Haven Tribune, The Beavercreek Current, The Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on the talk show Living Dayton. Find out more on her social medias...

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I hope you enjoyed reading this post, I know I enjoyed writing it and I do hope you all decide to pick up this great book! Also, thank you to Jenny for allowing me to take part in the book tour, I can't wait to take part in further book tours soon too!
Until next time,
T xx  
Aloha Dolls 🌺

I was so surprised to see how well my Disney Pin Collection post went and seeing as I also really enjoyed writing it, I thought it would be cool to share my Tsum Tsum collection with you all too! I started collection Tsum Tsums back in 2014 and I have been hooked every since. The reason to why I started collecting them was due to my BAD obsession of picking up a Disney themed mug or any merchandise for that matter when ever I visited the Disney store so when Tsum Tsums were released Matt said why not collect them!? They're cute, small and only £3 each - so not breaking the bank at all... well... to an extent... My first purchase two Tsum Tsums were Mickey and Minnie and now I have accumulated at least 50 odd Tsum Tsums since! So as you can guess this post will be broke down into around three posts so that it's not an never-ending post. 
01. Mickey Mouse 
02. Minnie Mouse 
03. Goofy                        
04. Donald Duck 
05. Daisy Duck                
06. Pluto 

Like I said, Mickey and Minnie were my first ever Tsum Tsums and so they are very special to me. I then decided that I wanted to try and complete the whole Big Five set and so I did! The only two Tsum Tsums I didn't get my hands on were the original Chip and Dale which I'm a little gutted about however I have got them in a different edition so I don't feel so bad anymore! 
07. Mickey Mouse - Summer ed.          
08. Goofy - Summer ed. 
09. Chip - Summer ed.                          
10. Dale - Summer ed. 

Last summer Disney released a summer collection and I just thought it was adorable, I only picked up four however. My favourite out of the four is Mickey as I just love the scuba diving look. Chip and Dale also smell like the fruits they are dressed as it just reminds me of Pina Coladas... yum! 
11. Mickey Mouse - UK ed.          
12. Minnie Mouse - UK ed. 

Last year I found these two cuties in the Disney store and my mum they were too gorgeous to leave behind (I also agreed) and so she purchased them for me for my birthday. I haven't been brave enough to take them out of their box as I love how they look in it so for now they will stay in their cute Big Ben box! 
13. Peter Pan          
14. Captain Hook 
15. Smee                 
16. Tik Tok Crocodile 
17. John Darling 
18. Nana 

One of Matt's favourite characters is Peter Pan and so a year or two ago he purchased a few Peter Pan Tsum Tsums for my collection. I'm so annoyed that I didn't purchase Wendy when I could have. Though I am glad I got Nana, she's adorable! 
19. Bambi 
20. Eeyore 

These two Tsum Tsums are part of my individual collection - a collection of Tsum Tsums that belong in a set however I only have the one from the set! Both Bambi and Eeyore are adorable and I just love having them in my set. I want to collect more of the Winnie the Pooh Tsum Tsums soon.
21. Jack Skeleton
22. Zero

The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favourite Christmas films. I think the animation is brilliant and the story line also. So obviously I had to pick these two cuties up! 

I hope you enjoyed Part 1 of my Tsum Tsum collection, there will be one more to come! I also plan on doing update posts on when I add more Tsum Tsums to my collection - I will also be doing the same when it comes to my pin collection too! I'm so happy with my collection as they bring joy to me, just like my pins do too! 

Thanks for reading, 

Aloha Tabitha 💃🏻
Aloha Dolls 🌺

Last week Matt and I decided to go to the cinema, we've both recently been going to the cinema more often as there's just so many films we want to see at the moment. Last week we went to see Ready Player One which was so good that I just knew I had to write a review on it! Though I am annoyed at myself that I didn't get round to reading the book before I saw the movie but oh well these things happen! 
I loved the story line, it was such a fun story! The idea of being able to enter a world through virtual reality just blows my mind and to know that our technology isn't too far from this by providing us with brilliant VR experiences already it makes the film feel more real. The story follows Wade Watts a young boy with a broken family and a young boy who escapes the realty through virtual reality. So when the owner and maker of the OASIS (the virtual reality world) dies and announces that he will sign over all rights to the individual who can find all three keys within the OASIS, Wade jumps at the chance of this opportunity and you follow him through the challenges of this competition. I honestly think this story is so fun and entertaining that there was never a dull moment to the story. 

Wade Watts is a really lovable character feeling sorry for him when it comes to his living situation and you are all for him winning the competition. However, though he is a really lovable character I think the only thing this film lacks is character development. This also agrees with all the characters. Unfortunately, I just thought some of the things they did throughout the film was quite sudden and didn't really make sense, however once seen through that the characters are all great in their own ways. I especially loved H, such a fun and enjoyable character to watch on screen. 

Something that I know a lot of people were a little worried about this film is the many references it has towards pop culture and the 80s however I actually really enjoyed all the references. I enjoyed seeing some of my favourites pop culture classics make an appearance such as King Kong and the t-rex from Jurassic Park appear on the screen. It made the film feel very nostalgic and I know a lot of people who grew up through the 80s will enjoy that aspect too. I also LOVED the classic 80s tunes throughout the film it made it so fun and I just love some of those music tracks anyway. 
Overall, I really enjoyed this film and I'm so glad I saw it in the cinema. I definitely want to pick up the book soon as I know that I will 100% love the book even more and maybe there will be more depth to the character within the book due to books being more in-depth anyway. Have you seen Ready Player One? Or have you read the book and plan to see it soon? 

Thanks for reading, 

Aloha, Tabitha 💃🏻

Aloha Dolls 🌺

I'm so happy that last weeks Photo Diary addition got great response as I enjoyed sharing my photos with you all. I'm definitely going to be sharing these post's more often and now I'm a annual pass holder at Colchester Zoo, so expect lots of cute pictures of cute animals soon! For now though, I'm going to sharing with you my second instalment of the pictures I took whilst I was in Coto Donana, Spain. 
Whilst in Spain we took part in a distance sampling field activity where we sat on top of Land Rovers and searched for wildlife in the national park. The main animals we saw were horses, red deer, boars and cattle and they definitely knew how to pose when needed. How stunning is this stag? 
Another couple of gorgeous pictures of some of the wildlife we witnessed in the national park. These photos were actually caught by my friend Emma but they are just too gorgeous to not share. I especially love the picture of the boar as they were so difficult to take pictures of due to them always being on the move! 
One of the other activities we took part in was behavioural observations where we sat in a building with HUGE windows and watched the wildlife from a far noting down their behaviours. Whilst there we watched some horses paddling in the lake and cattle munching on grass. It really was wonderful just sitting there and admiring the wildlife. 
Outside the building we were holding the behaviour observations were these trees FULL of heron nests. I have never seen anything like it. I normally see nests but never any birds within the nests so it was just brilliant being able to see the herons residing in their own-made nests. 
 Finally, I took this on our last day in Spain and it was such a lovely day. We spend the day doing vegetation distribution counts which sounds rather boring however it was actually quite fun! 

I loved this trip to Spain and I'm gutted we were only there for five full days and not for longer however I am now excited to get to Egypt in May which is another university trip I have planned. Hopefully with my GoPro I'll be able to catch some pretty stunning pictures. 

Thanks for reading, 

Aloha, Tabitha 💃🏻
Aloha Dolls 🌺

How was everyone's Easter weekend? I hope it was lovely and relaxing! Mine definitely was. It was just so lovely chilling with Matt and his family! I'm just so happy to have a break from university. It's all getting a bit much so having a break was definitely needed.

Today I'm going to be sharing a review on Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne's eye shadow palette, Kaleidoscope Dream. I didn't even know that this palette existed until I went and got my skin shade tested for a new foundation. The girl that served me had a stunning eye shadow look and even Matt noticed how lovely the colours were so I just had to ask what palette she was using and she informed me that it was this one! I wasn't planning on getting it, well, not until she mentioned that it was limited edition and that they only had two palettes left - I mean I just HAD to get it obviously.. I have been wanting a palette with bright colours as like I've said in previous posts, I'm really into the bright eye shadows at the moment.
Shades from left to right:
Corona, Dye, 13th Floor, Brixton, Leo, TRM, LCW, Tajin, Stay Gold, Spitfire, (I completely forgot to swatch Lime Time!). 

Since purchasing I have just been OBSESSED with the palette. The colours are just gorgeous and I just wish I could find more excuses to wear these colours more often. Spitfire, Stay Gold, Lime Time, LCW, TRM and Corona are six beautiful foil shimmers and so they are all really pigmented. All six are just beautiful shades and because they are so pigmented you can create such bright stand out eye shadow looks. Tajin is probably the least pigmented shade out of them all however when blended it's gorgeous and you can build on it to make it the colour pop and stand out. Leo and Brixton are fab colours and work so well over the top of matte shades as it blends to make a pretty shimmer/iridescent look with the colour underneath!

The packaging overall is stunning too. The pattern is a oil slick, shimmer, pink and purple pattern which just looks so pretty on your makeup table/shelf. I also love how big the mirror is within the palette as it's big enough to use when doing your makeup and you also get a cute little two sided makeup brush which is great for blending!
So far I just LOVE this palette and I can't wait to get more use out of it. I'm definitely considering taking this palette with me to Florida  as I feel like I can get away with bright coloured eyes on a day to day basis in Disney World! What do you think?!
If you're looking for a new brightly coloured palette then I would 100% recommend this one. The pigmentation of this palette is just gorgeous and I just love how bright it is! It retails at £26 which I honestly don't think is too bad for a Urban Decay palette if I'm being honest and there are still a few available on the Urban Decay's website. I'm really impressed with the quality and I'm definitely going to look into Kristen Leanne's other products when I finally have a job for summer.

I can't wait for Urban Decay to release their next palette Backtalk, it honestly looks GORGEOUS and I will definitely be ordering it as soon as I can. If you haven't checked it out you need too!

Thanks for reading,

Aloha, Tabitha 💃🏻
Aloha Dolls 🌺

Happy Easter Sunday everyone! I hope you've had a great weekend whatever you were doing! Today I've had a family breakfast and then I went to Colchester Zoo for a good old walk! It's definitely been a relaxing Easter Sunday for us!
Today I thought I would share with you some of the stunning shots I got whilst I was away in Spain. I went to Coto Donana National Park on the 11th March and it was such a great trip. I went with my university for a course trip and we spent most of our time admiring the beautiful wildlife and nature so I thought it would be a great idea to share with you the pictures I took - almost like a a photo diary! 

This was the visitor centre in the National Park. The public are not allowed to go into the National Park as it's only open to rangers and researchers so this visitor centre is a little gem. It provides lots of nature walks and bird watching spots for naturists to go and explore.

I took quite a few photos of the wildlife in Donana National Park but this one is by far my favourite photo of them all! I'm so proud of it and I also won best wildlife photograph of the week which was a pretty huge accomplishment for me!
This is one of the bird watching spots in the visitor centre. We spent a good few hours wandering the visitor centre and the area around it and watched so many pretty birds just living their life in their natural habitat. It was really uplifting and just beautiful. 
The coast at Donana was just gorgeous. The ecological landscape of the area is made up of land dunes so the hill sides are just stunning. 
Just a pretty flower and cheesy picture of me in the national park! 
Sitting on top of a Land Rover cruising around the national park searching for wildlife was definitely an experience that I definitely want to do again! It was so much fun actually taking park in an distance sampling activity instead of just reading about them in papers at uni.

I loved taking photos while I was in Spain and I can't wait to go to Egypt and Florida so I can take more stunning photos! I definitely think I'll be posting more of these 'photo diary' style posts as I just love sharing my photography! I'll be uploading another Spain Photo Diary soon as I still have so many photos I want to share with you all! I hope you enjoy these posts too.

Thanks for reading,

Aloha Tabitha 💃🏻