The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward

This is a beautiful tale of magic, love and friendship. 
The story is set in Nova and there are two narrators of the story: there's Sam (the heroine and protagonist of the book) & Princess Evelyn. It was really great to get an insight into dear Evie's mind. Zain Aster is the sweetheart of Nova and I'm so flustered by his description. 

I've discovered a blog post by Charlotte of The Unicorn Wishes in which she has created her own dream cast for the book. I thought she chose exactly the right people to play the characters and wanted to share it with you. 

If you like magical tales then you could be in for a treat. There's Mermaids, Unicorns, a villainous relative and a really wild Wilde Hunt to retrieve all the ingredients to cure Princess Evelyn. You can read the synopsis below!

Can you guess who Princess Evelyn had a crush on? Yep, it was Zain, *sigh*, Sam's former classmate and now enemy. Will they be able to work together to stop Emilia Thoth, the Princess' exiled Aunt, and next-in-line for the throne after Evelyn, from using the situation to secure the throne for herself? 

P.s. Do you like my love potion in the picture? ;)

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The Liebster Award Tag

The Liebster Award is for new bloggers. It helps new blogs to get discovered. I have only been blogging for a few months so I am still quite new to it. I was TRIPLE nominated by ScarlettMae and Bella so this will be a really long blog post. Sorry!

This is the list of things to do:
♥ Attach the Liebster Award photo to the blog post
♥ Link back to the person that tagged you
♥ Answer all 11 questions
♥ Tag some bloggers who have less than 1000 readers
♥ Ask them 11 questions
♥ Let them know you've tagged them

Here are Scarlett's questions for me: 

1. How has your day been?
My day has been a bit hectic. First of all: SCHOOL and the stress of exams is hitting me hard. I really want to get good grades and all my work is going to count towards it in Art, French and IT!

2. If you could be anything in your life what would it be?
I would love to be an author/able to cook and make delicious and beautiful meals and desserts!

3. Tell me something from your bucket list
I've always wanted to Ice-skate as I think it looks beautiful but I don't want to get injured! Eeeek!

4. What's your favourite thing to do?
I love to snuggle up in my duvet, wearing my cosiest PJs and my hair in a fishtail braid with a good book. I also like to have the main light off and instead have my fairy lights to give my bedroom a rosy-pink glow.

5. What's your favourite TV Show?
Oooh this I need to think about. My favourite TV show would have to be Pretty Little Liars. I watch it on Netflix. A new episode is added every Wednesday!

6. Do you enjoy school?
I actually do. My friends are very important to me and I feel great if I work hard and accomplish something amazing.

7. What's your opinion on ART?
I love looking at artwork and even trying to recreate my own versions based on other artists' works. I always love looking at my friends' work in art! I think art is great as a therapy as you can take a break from life and just focus on the piece. Also, I love being creative! 

8. Tell me something about yourself?
I am actually short in real life!

9. What's your favourite sweet?
Ooh! I love flying saucers and strawberry pencils. I want some now! 

10. Why do you blog?
In 2014, I discovered Zoella's blogger blog and absolutely fell in love with it. I was inspired and checked out another blog: Sprinkle of Glitter and decided that I wanted to have my own little space on the Internet. This is it! I absolutely love blogging and have discovered some really great bloggers around the world who are about my age.

11. Do you prefer baths or showers?
I love an occasional bubble bath with a Lush product popped in! I usually shower and only have a proper bubble bath from time to time as a little treat. It makes me feel a little more relaxed. 

Here are my questions from Mae:

1. Who is your favourite YouTuber?
This is a toughie. I mostly watch Vloggers...I guess my favourite YouTuber would be Zoella or Tanya Burr!

2. What is your dream job?
I would love to be able to just write and write and write. Author! 

3. What is your most used Emoji?
❤️ is my most used emoji! 

4. What is your favourite food?
I've answered this below in Bella's questions. See below for the answer! 

5. Family or Soulmate?
I love my family and I can be happy without a special person in my life. Especially as I'm only a teenager!

6. Any pets?
Well, we have a pond in the garden with lots of big fish swimming in...do they count?

7. Why do you blog?
I have answered this question for Scarlett. See above for my answer!

8. If you could be with anyone right now, who would it be?
It would be my cousin! I love spending time with her! She's always so fun and nice.

9. What's your favourite blog post you've ever done?
That would have to be Who is your OTP?

10. Favourite word?
'Sweet' is my favourite word!

11. Biggest weakness?
Probably that I'm a little awkward with people I don't know well...

Last but not least...
Here are Bella's questions for me:

1. What is your opinion on anime?
I have been watching Kaichou wa maid-sama! and really liked it! I think anime is awesome. I have two friends who are really into anime!

2. What is your favourite food?
Mmm...it would have to be chips. I love love love fish & chips, chicken & chips and just chips on their own. I might add a pinch a salt though...

3. Any funny childhood story?
I remember when me and my brothers would try to stay up as late as we could and at midnight we would hide under the covers from scary creatures! 

4. Have a crush? Please do tell!
I did have a crush on a guy in Primary school, but now I go to an all-girls secondary school so I don't really get to know many boys. Apart from my brothers' friends of course. 

5. Have you ever experienced love?
Well, my family love me but I've never had a boyfriend. I'm not sure how my parents would deal with that! 

6. Do you enjoy the outdoors?
Depends what the environment is like. I'm more of an indoors person but I would love to explore exciting places. 

7. What is the one place you would love to visit if you had the chance to?
I would love to visit New York just for a little while and see the Statue of Liberty. 

8. Can you cook? If so, what can you make?
Hmm..my mum wants me to cook more. I usually bake but I can cook pasta, rice, eggs and salmon. At school, we had food studies as part of the curriculum for Years 7-9. I will be trying to learn how to cook new foods. Wish me luck!

9. Any siblings?
I have two younger brothers. Such a handful!

10. What inspired you to blog?
ZoellaTanya Burr Sprinkle of Glitter inspired me to blog and when I found other teenage blogs I decided to go for it!

11. What is your favourite Disney movie?
Oh. My. All Disney films are awesome so I'm going to give a few that I really enjoyed: Alice in WonderlandThe Incredibles & Tangled.  

I nominate Autumn, Stella & Lola

Finally, we come to my questions for my Nominations:

1. Have you ever been an awkward situation with a friend?
2. What's your favourite book/s
3. What do you really want to do/accomplish?
4. What is your idea of the perfect evening? 
5. If you were a superhero, what power would you have? 
6.  Do you have any talents/skills? (I'm sure you do!)
7. What's your favourite colour?
8. Do you have your own Apple/Android product?
9. What inspired you to blog? (Sneaky stolen question!)
10. What's your favourite chocolate/sweet?
11. How do you relax?

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The Miranda Sings Tag

This tag was created by Claudia and is 'all about spreading self-love.' It is so easy to take compliments too lightly and pinpoint the little things we hate about ourselves. This award is about complimenting and appreciating yourself.
I was nominated by a fabulous fellow blogger, Autumn Girl, to do this. Thanks Autumn! 

This a list of what I had to do:
♥ Write a post.
♥ Include the photo of Miranda.
♥ Nominate a few bloggers who you think deserve the award.
♥ List 7 things you love about yourself.
♥ Don't use negative connotations.

7 Things I Love About Myself:
♥ I love my eyelashes and that they are naturally long

♥ I love that I have friends who will help me though tough times and are ALWAYS able to make me laugh

♥ I love that I am quite a dreamer and can close my eyes and let my thoughts and imagination roam wild

♥ I love that my friends tell me things that make me feel like they trust and appreciate me

♥ I love plaiting my hair into a fishtail braid at night and snuggling under the duvet with a book

♥ I love brushing my teeth (is that weird?!) and that squeaky clean feeling you get when your teeth are white and well-looked after

♥ I love that I keep in touch with some of my friends from primary school

I nominate Flo, Yolanda & Morgan for this award!  I really would like to see them do this, even if it's just for fun! This really helped and gave me a little self-confidence boost which I needed. Thanks again to Autumn and Claudia for such a great tag!

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A Peek At My Artwork

I love drawing and sketching. It's actually quite relaxing and I could sit for a few hours just working. This piece is still currently unfinished but has taken me a couple of hours so far. We have been studying Van Gogh's work in class and had to produce a landscape drawing. 

What do you think so far?

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Who is your OTP?

I apologise if this a rambly blog post
Your OTP or 'One True Pairing' are the two characters you ship together from a fandom. They are your absolute favourite couple. Sorry if I didn't exactly explain it clearly. Feel free to search it up on Google to understand it better!

My (current :D) OTP is Dramione from Harry Potter (Draco and Hermione.) I know the two didn't end up together but I would have loved to see what would have happened! Draco would most probably have to change if they were were to work though. 

I think Hermione and Draco could of been perfect for each other. They were both intelligent and a relationship between them could of been beautiful. Draco and Hermione challenge each other and she was the one who punched him in the nose. *giggles at the memory*  He deserved it. They both remind me a little of Romeo and Juliet.

Also, Draco and Hermione could of been the redeemers for Snape and Lily. Lily was a muggle-born and Snape was a pureblood, just like Draco and Hermione. They never worked out but Snape never stopped loving her. I think he would have been proud of Draco, his godson, if he had got over the idea of muggle-borns being inferior. 
Sorry if you are a Romione shipper!

Some of favourite Dramione fanfictions are:
Fortune by Hesaluti
Take My Second Chance by Glalie773
Conversation Hearts by Punkindoodle

P.s. If you haven't seen my Harry Potter slippers you can check them out at the bottom of this post.

Do you have a OTP?

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Congratulations To Zoella

This is just a little post to say a massive congratulations to Zoella on achieving 10 Million Suscribers on YouTube-say what now?! It's a HUGE accomplishment and i am so proud of how far Zoë has come. 
Read her blog post on 10 million suscribers here

Zoë is one of my favourite vloggers and bloggers and I have loved watching her channel grow. It has been amazing seeing lots of YouTubers release books (I LOVE reading!) I can't wait to start reading Girl Online: On Tour! I am so happy to have Zoë's latest book signed :)
She also got her blog re-designed his year.

Zalfie (Zoë and Alfie) have even been turned into wax figures at Madame Tussauds!
Zoë has worked so hard and has achieved so much since 2009. Everyone has their share of worries and she is no exception. She has had to battle anxiety and more. I can't wait to see what more Zoë will acomplish in 2016 and beyond...

p.s. I love my new slippers

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