Disney Store has launched a great range of Halloween items this year including a candle holder of the iconic poison apple from Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs.
This is a candle holder that is a nice big size and only costs £12! I received mine as a birthday gift off my family and I love it.
Even when it is not being used it still looks great and has a lovely glittery motif on the back to quote the classic scene.
The lid of this also comes off for when you want to use it.
The only downside is that with a normal tealight candle you can’t see the mouth light up and it isn’t quite tall enough to fully light the eyes.
That being said you could always use a votive candle, I personally don’t have the time or effort to scrape it out after its all burned out and unfortunately the yankee candle votive buckets dont fit in.
Book four in the Villain Tales series is all about my favourite villain, the Mistress of all Evil herself Maleficent.
Now if you’ve read my other reviews you’d know I’ve been a bit up and down with this series.
This book is the longest tale so far at 316 pages and is by far the best and I’m not being biased because it’s Maleficent. Yes it heavily features Princess Tulip again as well as the Odd Sisters and Snow White but the story does entwine them without taking away from Maleficent’s tale.
There’s quite a few twists in this story as to why Maleficent is the way she is and there’s even some background on her childhood.
This is by far the strongest book of the series and personally I feel this should have been the first one to start it all off.
It is still full of short chapters but the writing is less juvenile than previous books which is a big positive for me.
It does say on Amazon the reading age is 6-9 but with this book I wouldn’t find it appropriate for that she group.
Book two in the Villain Tales series is all about how the Prince became cursed and how he transformed into the beast.
I love Beauty & the Beast so I was really looking forward to reading this book, again it’s only short at 215 pages.
Unfortunately I found this one to be a let down, far too long was spent talking about Princess Tulip Morningstar (what kind of juvenile name is that?) Who the Prince tries to use as a diversion to trick the Odd sisters into breaking the curse.
One of the chapters also links in Ursula the Sea Witch who will be book three if you stick to the series. I found this to be a bit unnecessary as the book is short enough let alone going off topic.
There wasn’t actually much on Belle and Beasts relationship or the other lovable characters such as Lumiere and Mrs Potts etc…
It feels like lazy writing when you have to fill in the blanks yourself from the film as too many parts are rushed or skipped completely.
Had this been the first book in the series then I’m not sure I’d carry on but I do have the complete collection to read so maybe it will get better.
I love the book covers and the added additions of the Odd Sisters but I do feel the stories are rushed.
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all…
Book one of the Villain Tales series by Serena Valentino focuses on the Evil Queen from Snow White and how it was she became so evil.
First of all this is only a short book at 250 pages so made for a fairly quick read. With the introduction of new characters the Odd Sisters you will have to read the series in order which consists of Fairest of All, The Beast Within, Poor Unfortunate Soul, Mistress of All Evil then finally Mother Knows Best.
Whilst I enjoyed the book I think it’s fair to say it did take a while to actually see why the Queen turned evil (over halfway through) and there’s an interesting twist on her relationship with the magic mirror.
The book consists of a lot of short chapters which could be irritating at times and the writing style is quite basic so it could be read by a younger audience. It also felt like the ending was rushed due to the nature of the shorter chapters but if you have seen the film you can fill in the gaps yourself.
I wish it had been more of a darker read but I am 26 so maybe I’m not the target audience.
I’d rate it 3/5, it’s a nice read for Disney fans but it’s not a must have.
Primark homeware always has a great range of Disney collectables from a range of different films. For the Beauty and the Beast collection I needed Lumiere which I’ve been dying to get my hands on since they were first released.
I was lucky enough to receive one for Christmas and he beats any expectations. You can add your own tealight candles which really brings the piece to life.
This costs £12 and was worth the wait! I know that originally there was a problem with the first Lumiere’s that came out as they had fragile arms but this one is completely sturdy and stands out beautifully.
I absolutely love Lumiere and think he’s the best Disney piece that Primark has done so far.
Curiouser and Curiouser. Primark has launched a brand new Alice in Wonderland beauty range at affordable prices. I picked up the Smile body mist for £3!
How cute it the packaging? At first I did think it would be a hair product due to the glittery top but after realising it was a spray and having a play with the tester I fell in love with its sweet smell.
It doesn’t actually say anywhere on the product what it smells like and I can’t quite put my finger on it but I did find it more sweet and musky rather than fresh/fruity.
I find that the mist lasts much longer on clothing rather than on skin but that seems to be the case with most mists I’ve tried.
There’s also an Alice perfume with the same scent that retails for £8.