Saturday, 15 December 2018

#010 | Fantastic Finale: Wrapping up the year

Wrapping up 2018 with the last Rants and Reviews podcast episode of the year! Fantastic Finale hand lettering in procreate.

Hello internet! Welcome to our last episode in season one of Rants and Reviews. In this episode, we’re taking a look at the year just past, and have a chat about how we did on our Goodreads Challenge, which were our favourite books of the year, and which ones we didn’t really enjoy. We also start our own mini book club and pick a book for the other person to read while we take a break. Stay tuned to find out which books we chose!


Saturday, 1 December 2018

#009 Movie Musings: Talking all things movie adaptations

Rants and Reviews episode 009 - Movie Musings we're talking all about our favourite book to movie adaptations ( Hand Lettering of Movie Musings)

Welcome to our second to last episode of season, and today we’re going to the movies. We’re talking all about the books that were better than the movie, the shocking movies that were better than books, and the books we’d love to be turned into movies.


Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Brand Feature | Too Faced

Brand feature of Make Up brand Too Faced. Flatlay of eyeshadow, mascara, concealer, lipsticks
I'm not usually a high-end kind of person for makeup, I'm usually all for cheap and cheerful as long as it does the job. But then Mecca has been calling and frankly, about 80% of the products I've bought from there have been Too Faced. Not because I've been reaching for the brand specifically, it's just the products that I've heard others rave about or the products that have caught my eye have mostly all been Too Faced. So, I thought I'd put together a little brand review from the ultimate noob and let you know my thoughts! 

Thursday, 22 November 2018

What's So Hot About Sydney? Other than the weather!

Scenic views of Sydney Opera House, Australia

Sydney, Australia

If you follow me on social media you may already know I went to Sydney at the start of the month because frankly, I didn't shut up about it. We'd been planning on going sometime this year but every time we got around to booking something came up so it took us until October to finally book something. That said, it definitely made it worth the wait. I hadn't properly been on holiday since May last year when I went to Rarotonga so I was itching to get away and have a proper break (other than Christmas) that was longer than a three day weekend.


Saturday, 17 November 2018

#008 Savvy Storytellers: All About Rainbow Rowell

Hand lettering depicting the show title - Episode 008 of Rants and Reviews podcast is all about author Rainbow Rowell.

Hello podcast listeners. Welcome to Rants and Reviews. In this episode we discuss all things Rainbow Rowell, and dive into the stories we love, the ones we weren’t so keen on, why we like her young adult novels more than her adult ones and, most importantly, how to pronounce her last name.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Let's Talk About Inktober

I finished Inktober 2018 and created 31 unique hand lettering compositions using Procreate. - Image shows various pieces created during October



One of my goals for 2018 was to complete Inktober and knowing I had to wait until October meant I was rather eager to get stuck in on October 1st. I did go on holiday during the last week of October and, although I did take my iPad with me, I wasn't going to pressure myself to get it done every day because frankly, I barely had time to sit down we did so much. So once I was back I used the next few days of November to finish as if it was still October. Some people may see this as cheating but personally, I still feel like I did it fine because hey at least I finished!