Zoella Beauty Products Review


Zoella Beauty Products Review

Hello everyone! It’s been quite a while since my previous blog post, but I decided to get back into the hang of things with a review from one of my favourite bloggers and YouTubers: British blogger and style icon, Zoe Sugg, also known as Zoella. She has been so successful from her 2009 breakthrough on the web and since then has made a brand for herself. I decided to pick up a few of her most notable items and decided to give them a try. Here’s my 100% honest review! Enjoy! 🙂 

Zoella Lace Collar Purse 


This purse was definitely one of the items that I was most excited for. I mean, look how perfect it is. It is elegant, a royal blue shade, has Zoella’s signature writing, and it looks glossy. And it is all of those things, though I was disappointed in the size. I had planned to fit a lot of makeup in it and use it as a makeup bag, but it’s about the size of a clutch purse. I made use out of it by storing beauty blenders inside. This item is absolutely adorable, good quality, and a must have for all beauty and Zoella fans. Definitely a great buy. 

Zoella Soak Opera Bath & Shower Cream


When they say bath & shower cream, they’re not kidding around. This is seriously the creamiest bath & shower product I have ever used. A lot of shower gels are really liquidy, like the ones you get from Bath & Body Works. But this one is so creamy and lathers into your skin. When you’re taking a bath, you can feel your body soaking up in this delicious treat. The fragrance is very soft and subtle. What I like about it is, it’s a new take on scents for women. A lot of products these days are either really sweet smelling like candy or smell of cheap perfume but this one smells like a very elegant, beautiful, feminine fragrance which I absolutely love.

Zoella Fizz Bar Squares


Much like the Zoella Soak Opera cream, this fizz bar has an amazing feminine fragrance and makes bath time the best time. It makes your bath smell amazing, your skin soft and lightly fragranced and has a calm, soothing aroma that fills your tub and leaves you with high spirits. Again, another great buy. 


All in all, Zoella Beauty products are amazing and I can’t wait to check out more of her stuff. She also released a new line lately that are products for your home including pillows, journals, pencils, and more. Stay up to date with Zoella and her lifestyle and beauty products by clicking here. 

Thanks for reading! xoxo


Frappuccino With Cake Pop Blended In: REVIEW

Hey everyone! I hope you have all had an amazing summer. I haven’t made a single post since April and it’s because a lot of crazy stuff has been happening in my life lately. (Which some of you may know about if you follow my YouTube channel). Some bad, some good. Anyway, enough about that, that will be in another blog post!

So anyway, you guys know I am obsessed with all things Starbucks, right? I’ve always loved frappuccinos and cake pops and always hear about cake pops being blended in to the frappuccino to create some kind of super drink yet I’ve never tried it myself. But this summer I tried a lot of different things at Starbucks, including, (but not limited to), Affogato style shots, bananas blended in, espresso shots, different powders, and different syrups. Therefore I decided tonight would be a good night to try a cake pop blended in to my favourite drink.

Now normally I do get the venti size (because go big or go home), but since I’m not made of money and cake pops are $2.00 I decided to go with a grande mocha frappuccino and get a chocolate cake pop blended in. Total = $7.80 

But totally worth it.

I know a lot of people prefer vanilla bean frappuccinos with a birthday cake pop blended in, but me being a lover of all things chocolate and coffee decided to get the mocha frappuccino and blend in a chocolate cake pop. I am so happy I did, it was delicious. However if you do go for a venti size, it will take 2 to 3 cake pops to get the same effect as a grande with 1 cake pop did.

Similar to java chips but a lot better in my opinion. There’s no cake chunks as it is thoroughly blended but every last sip is loaded with delicious, cake flavour, and once in a while you get the odd cake bit to enjoy. My final verdict is: You need to get out there and try one. 





It’s that time again. Time for another update! Websites are always featuring my blog posts. There you will find mine, along with others that are similar in which you may be interested in! My vegan blog was featured at http://www.paper.li/Vegandist/1396339434, and my jail blog was featured here, http://www.paper.li/JdBurrow2/1408412701. Thanks to everyone who’s been following my Christmas countdown with me! Plenty more Christmas blogs to come. Subscribe to my blog for more! — Victoria ஐ

100ᵗʰ Blog!


Wow . . . can you believe it?! Neither can I! I started this blog in February 2014, and here we are, December 2014! Thank you to all of my readers, whether you’re a reader of my book, blog, or both! Writing blogs on my website these past few months have been so fun, and I know that I’m going to continue to be a blogger (and hopefully vlogger eventually!) for many years to come! So once again, thanks so much for everyone’s support. It means the world to me! I love you guys! xoxo 

— Victoria ❤

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?


Once again, it’s that big question. We get asked when we’re little and we get asked until we’re adults. Then it’s that decision. So, what do you want to do when you grow up? Be a teacher? Musician? Nurse? Scientist? Whatever it may be, you have time to become anything you want until the day you die. It doesn’t matter if you say “I want to be _____ when I grow up” at age six or thirty-six. There’s always time. No matter what anyone tries to tell you.

As a young person still myself, I sometimes get stressed thinking about the future. What if I can’t obtain my goals? What if I get distracted? What if I change my mind? What college/university program do I apply to? It can all be very stressful.

Sometimes I feel like I have no clue what I’m doing with my life when people (mostly family) asks: “What are you going to do as a career?” And I answer, “Um, I don’t know.” BUT I DO KNOW. Author. That’s all it’s ever been and that’s all it ever will be.

(Of course, I’m not going to become successful right away so I’ll need a career to start off with. And that’s where the “I don’t know”s come in to place.)

But ever since I was a baby I’d stack books up so high, knock them all down and stack them up again. I’d flip through them even though I couldn’t read. I was fascinated by books. And even back then, family would always say: “When she grows up she’s going to be a teacher, librarian, or an author.” Right they were!

Like previously said, I’m still young. I have over fifty years to accomplish this goal. I don’t care if I get published next week or in twenty years. (That’s a lie, sooner than later, please.) As long as I become this one day, I will be able to die in peace. Seriously. This is what I wanted since I was a toddler and I never gave it a second thought. 

Writing novels since a kid, my first one that I self-published was when I was only eleven. Thus far I’ve self-published two. Yes, I am happy and feel somewhat accomplished by this. And I enjoy writing this blog daily. But being professionally published is the dream. 

Being an author as a full-time career would feel like heaven on earth. Waking up in the morning and getting coffee and writing for hours and hours a day just seems so sublime . . .

I’ll stop rambling on now—but the point of this blog is, time is precious. Make the most out of it. Dream big and high and be fully prepared to reach the dreams. If you chase your dreams for five years and give up just because it seems like you’ll never get there, then you will never get there. You need to always chase them no matter how tough it gets. Because you’re worth it. You deserve it. And you will do it.

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My Fave Lip Glosses & Balms ❤




If you know me, then it’s no question at all—I’m addicted to everything lip product-wise. As you can tell from the photo above, I am a lip gloss maniac. Or, lip gloss connoisseur, even. Weekly I get new products and I’m always changing around my favourites. So, here’s my top ones that I am in love with at the moment . . .

❤Accoutrement’s Pickle Lip Balm, $4.78 CLICK HERE

Not good for going on a date or going somewhere really fancy, but it works awesome as a stocking stuffer, prank gift, or just chilling at home. It tastes exactly like dill pickles and it’s really unique. So whether or not you find this cool or revolting, it’s still pretty awesome.


❤Bee Kissed’s Mint Lip Balm, $1.99 CLICK HERE

You can get this in both lip balm and lip gloss form. Not only does it smooth your lips and make them feel brand new, it also has an irresistible flavour. And it also tingles once you put it on your lips and instantly cools them. 

❤The Body Shop’s Peach Lip Gloss, $10 CLICK HERE

Yes, $10 can sometimes be a little pricey just for one lip gloss but you have to buy it to believe it. The juicy flavour is definitely a must-have for any lip gloss lover! 



❤Paul Frank’s Julius’ Coconut Cream Lip Gloss, $3.95 CLICK HERE

Yummy, sweet and delicious. In a cool container, a tasty smell and even better flavour. Everyone loves Paul Frank!

❤Lip Smacker’s Lip Frosting: Milk Chocolate, $7.39 CLICK HERE

The flavour resembles a chocolate slushy and/or chocolate smoothie. You’ll feel like a cupcake putting this stuff on. 

❤Smith’s Strawberry Lip Gloss, $6 CLICK HERE

If you’ve ever played with Strawberry Shortcake dolls before then you will automatically remember this smell. That sweet, fruity, juicy smell and flavour of this strawberry lip gloss is just something you have to buy to know how fantastic it really is. It may just sound like your typical strawberry lip balm, but it’s way more than that. 

❤Pucker Ups’ Chocolate Mint, $2.79 CLICK HERE

Minty. Chocolaty. Lip balmy. Silkening with cocoa butter. Perfect for your lips, great for the wintertime.

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❤Liplicious’s Cookies & Creme, LIMITED EDITION 

Sadly, I checked all over the internet and found out that this one was limited and is no longer in stores. I got it a couple years ago at a local Bath & Body Works. However, I’m sure you can find some online like at Amazon or eBay if you try hard enough. click here to find ones like this. This is one of my absolute fave lip glosses because it’s creamy, delicious, and actually tastes like cookies.

❤EOS (Evolution of Smooth) Lip Balms, typically $6 each CLICK HERE

Unique, colourful, fun, convenient, and in assorted varieties/flavours. These are all great characteristics to have in a lip balm. These do wonders for your lips. Every girl should have at least one.

❤Liplicious’s Winter Candy Apple, $8 CLICK HERE

These are seasonal, only available at Christmastime. This flavour also comes as fragrance sprays, perfumes, hand sanitizers, hand lotions, body lotions, candles, lip balms, lip glosses, air fresheners, and more. It’s a scrumptious sweet apple smelling gloss that you need to fill up on this holiday season.




This is just a small update! I haven’t posted a new blog post in a week now, which I am really sorry about. I’ve been extremely busy lately. As you all know, it is now December! We can begin to celebrate Christmas without feeling guilty about it! Woo-hoo! I just put up my Christmas tree on the weekend. Also, Hammie went to her very first vet appointment last Thursday! She was being a very good hammy. Unfortunately I won’t be able to post much this week either. But more posts are coming up soon. There will be more quote posts, life posts, book posts, video game posts, and of course, blogs about Christmas. I hope everyone is having a good December thus far! Talk to you all soon. — Victoria ❣

Mental Illnesses 101

For someone who doesn’t have a mental illness, it can be confusing to understand someone who has. It’s as uncontrollable as having the flu, a broken leg, or cancer. Here’s a better way to put it:


As someone who suffers from OCD and anxiety (diagnosed professionally in June 2013—but have had it since I was born) I know it’s extremely annoying when someone acts like you’re putting it on, doing it for attention, or the classic, “It’s all in your head.” Mental illnesses are as real as any physical sickness out there.


See the difference? 

Mental illnesses need to stop being put down as something that can be helped. Because, the truth is, it can’t. It can’t at all.


6 Tips For Curing A Sore Throat

I’m not the first to say this, and I definitely won’t be the last, either. Having a sore throat sucks. But with winter, comes colds, comes sore throats. But have no fear—I share with you my 6 favourite tips on how to cure (or at least, soothe) a sore throat.

  1. Gargle with Salt Water (or mouth wash).
  2. Take Vitamin C Pills
  3. Cough Drops/Suckers
  4. Drink Cranberry Juice
  5. Take Tylenol (or any other pain killer).
  6. A Good Night’s Sleep
  • Gargling with salt water (or mouth wash) kills all of the germs/bacteria inside of your mouth which are some of the primary causes of a sore throat. For best results? Gargle 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt dissolved in an 8-ounce glass of warm water for at least one minute.
  • Vitamin C can help with both your health and immune system. It can prevent you from becoming sick, but it can also help you when you are sick, too. If you feel a sore throat coming on, take some Vitamin C tablets, or just drink a good amount of orange juice to gain back some of the nutrients you need.
  • For temporary relief, cough drops/suckers (preferably the yummy ones, like chocolate cough drops or banana suckers) can take away the discomfort of a sore throat. 
  • Back to the Vitamin C—cranberry juice is filled with that, as well as antioxidants and other health benefits you need. Bring on the cranberry juice!
  • If you want something to last a little longer than a cough drop or cough sucker, you can get out your handy pain killer medicine. Take no more than two tablets at a time, though. Even one should be strong enough to do the trick!
  • It isn’t a myth. Rest does really help when you’re sick. Contrary to popular belief, your body will fight off the germs harder than if you’ve been active. If you work out constantly when you’re sick, your body will lose some of that energy to fight off the germs, making the process of getting better slower. My advice? Relax. You’ll get it done when you feel better.