Monday, 27 March 2017

Comic Books

Have you ever come across a comic, manga, or novel that you cannot put down?! I love finding reading material that grabs my attention and won't let go. Even at 2 o'clock in the morning. This leads to the first comic book I'm recommending today.

Snotgirl
"WHO IS LOTTIE PERSON? Is she a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a perfect life or a gross, allergy-ridden mess? Enter a world of snot, blood, and tears in this new ongoing series from New York Times Best Seller BRYAN LEE O'MALLEY (Scott Pilgrim) and dazzling newcomer LESLIE HUNG!"


I was introduced to this series from Instagram (thank you social media!) because a good chunk of the ladies I follow were sharing photos of the Snotgirl issues. I headed over to Comixology and saw there were 5 issues to read so I wasn't too far behind. Well, those 5 issues were consumed in one sitting. Well, lying in bed actually, until the wee hours of the morning because I just couldn't stop reading it. 

The art is gorgeous. I just want to re-read it to stare at the images. And the story is fun and real and also mysterious. I'm so incredibly upset that I have to wait for more issues!


Bee and Puppycat
"This quirky take on the magical girl genre comes to life with Bee, a not-so-graceful temp worker and her partner Puppycat, the sour curmudgeon who helps her pay rent. Watch these two roommates take on a variety of jobs from cleaning house to finding plants in a collection of charming shorts."

This is a series that's been around for a while. I've been adoring Bee and Puppycat cosplays at conventions for years now. I don't know why I didn't get into the series earlier but it just never topped my to-read list. That is, until I saw the trades at my local library. So of course I checked out volume 1 and fell in love with the adorable characters. The stories are definitely light and fluffy and suitable for any age. It was a fun and fast read and I'll be sure to check out the following volumes at the library. I don't know if I'd look to re-read this series but I enjoyed reading through it once.


Next up to read is Motor Crush!

xo Jen

*All quotes are from comiXology, where all these comics are available in digital format*

You can see my previous comic book recommendations here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Friday, 24 March 2017

Fandom Favourites

There are a handful of things I'm really excited for right now...

1. I cannot wait to see the new Power Rangers movie. I'm hoping to squeeze in a movie date with Adam next week to see it sooner rather than later. I'm trying not to have high expectations but I also can't seem to control my excitement.

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2. The third season of iZombie starts soon and I'm pumped for more zombie craziness! I love the chemistry between Liv and Ravi. Their friendship is fantastic and incredibly amusing.

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3. So who's seen Logan? I recently went to the theatres to see it and I absolutely loved it! It's easily my favourite X-Men-universe movie. Yes, it even beats out Deadpool for me. Logan made me laugh, cry, and scream along with characters. X-23 was perfect and I found so much joy watching her and Logan fight alongside each other. It was the perfect ending to Hugh Jackman's run as Wolverine.

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What fandoms are you enjoying now?
xo Jen

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Hello Spring

Spring is here! Well, kind of. The weather dropped to -28 last night and we still have snow piles everywhere. I also haven't spotted any grass peeking out. But Spring is here and that means we'll slowly start getting warmer and things will start growing!


I'm ready to ditch the sweaters, heavy socks, and winter coats. So I'm sure I'll be feeling a little chilly over the next couple of weeks while I move into my spring wardrobe, even though it's not warm enough yet.

My fashion and beauty inspiration for spring this year is pretty, romantic, and sensible.


Clockwise from top left:
1. I want all things succulents.
2. I love all the pretty eyelet tanks I'm seeing.
3. Long tanks to wear over leggings have become my go-to outfit when I'm home and I plan on wearing these cute and comfy combos right into spring.
4. I realized last summer that I need sensible, but cute walking shoes. Something that won't look too crazy with a cute dress but will still save my feet from all the walking we do.
5. I just picked up this blush and I'm obsessed with the pretty, sparkly look of it.

Now to wait impatiently for when I can ditch my coat and just wear cardigans outside!
xo Jen
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