Monday, 1 July 2013

Currently Loving #3




Pink Nintendo 3DS XL
I've been waiting for a pink 3DS XL to come out in the UK ever since the console was first announced. At first I wished we were getting the pink and white one like in Japan & America but the full pink one is even prettier. I've had my old DS since 2006 so it was definitely time to upgrade to the 3D version anyway. I had some issues with the first one I was sent as it wouldn't charge properly but Amazon quickly replaced it. This one has one dead pixel at the side of the top screen but I figured I could live with it as I just really wanted to play the games! I've been playing Fire Emblem: Awakening and Animal Crossing: New Leaf non-stop since I got it. The games are just amazing & the graphics look so good. Can't wait for Pokemon X&Y to come out in October! If you've got Animal Crossing feel free to add me, my friend code is: 3797-6659-8556. Let me know yours too :)



Leeds Eats
My mum and sister came up to Leeds last month and that always means lots of eating out. First of all we went to Red's True BBQ which I've been dying to visit for months! I went for the Pit Burger and it was just an absolutely delicious massive mountain of meat. The pulled pork was especially good and I really enjoyed the deep fried pickles. My mum had their Donut Burger which has a doughnut at the top and bottom instead of burger buns. I tried a little bit and it was so yummy! Really wished I could've tried the caramel apple pecan pie but there was literally no room left in my stomach. Luckily they'll provide you with doggy bags because their meals tend to be on the unfinishable side! We also went to Cielo Blanco which is a new Mexican street food restaurant in Trinity Leeds. I didn't think the main courses were as good as those at Wahaca. The pork scratchings and tortilla chips we shared were rock hard. I had the chicken tacos and quesadillas but they were both a bit flavourless and everything was bulked up with loads of rice. However the cocktails and churros were outstanding! When I worked in Spain I often had churros con chocolate for breakfast and these were almost as good as the real thing.





Vintage Life Magazine
I was sent a copy of the newly redesigned Vintage Life magazine and it's a really great read. Editorial design is one of my passions in life so I simply had to check it out. I've always been interested in vintage style & beauty but never really knew where to start. This magazine features a vast range of styles throughout the ages and really inspirational imagery. There's some fab tips as to where to find vintage clothing and the kind of thing to look for when buying vintage. My favourite part of the magazine was obvs the beauty section. I absolutely loved the Grease inspired hair styles and this gorgeous 60s makeup look. I often wish I had more of a 60s look about myself so I really want to try it out. I already have tons of peter pan collar dresses so next I just need to figure out how to do a beehive! I can't say that I'd ever seen Vintage Life on the shelves before but I'll definitely be looking out for it in future. You can pick up a copy in WHSmiths, Sainburys & a number of independent newsagents across the country. Don't forget to check out their Facebook & Twitter pages too.



Shingeki No Kyojin (Attack On Titan) / Hataraku Maou-sama!
I've really been enjoying the current anime season thanks to these two new shows. I'm completely obsessed with Attack On Titan. It's so hardcore & often quite harrowing to watch. In this show humanity has become captive behind a set of walls due to the sudden appearance of titans who are deformed giants that eat people for no reason. One day a colossal titan breaks through one of the walls and they start to destroy everything again. The story follows Eren Jaeger whose mother is eaten alive by one of the titans in front of him. From that day he vows to become part of the military and destroy all the titans in existence so that humanity can be free once more. It sounds kinda weird but trust me, this anime is just in a different league to everything else out there. I sat through the first two episodes with my jaw on the floor. The theme tune is just immense too. Can't help but rock out to it every time I watch the show haha! Hataraku Maou-sama! couldn't be more different to Attack On Titan but I've loved the mix of comedy, romance and action. It's about a dark lord (Satan) who is defeated in his realm and forced to open a portal to another world in order to escape. He ends up in Tokyo with one of his generals and they have to get used to living as humans instead of demons. This includes him working part-time at McDonald's. It has some utterly hilarious moments. The first season has just finished so I really hope it'll be back next year!


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22 comments:

  1. I've had my old original DS now for so long that I need an upgrade, animal crossing looks far too tempting again haha! and reds true bbq is probably my fave place ever to eat ha, drooling just thinking about it xx

    rufflesandlace44.blogspot.com
    xx

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  2. that little burger made my mouth water. love that they believe in 'let there be meat'- so holy, and true.

    xx

    http://girlfromthethirdfloor.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Ah I am so jealous of your pretty new DS, I love Animal Crossing but if I got a 3DS then I'd just use it for Animal Crossing which feels like a waste x

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  4. The 3DS are so cool. I'm planning to buy one for my boyfriend for his birthday later in the year.
    xx

    Celina | The Celution

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  5. the DS is so pretty the colour is gorgeous! xx

    Visual Candy Inc

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  6. I love Animal Crossing, Pokemon and anime! I just bought a 3ds and animal crossing, my friend code is 0018-0980-8741 :)

    beyondthevisiblespectrum.com x

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  7. Oh my gosh that burger looks amazing <3
    emmerliejay x

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  8. Oh, the pink one is so pretty! I would have got it but I got my blue one for an amazing price in a promotion. It's funny, I got mine about the same time as you, have the exact same two games for you and am also waiting for Pokemon :)

    Nicola // chocolatecheesecakes.wordpress.com

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  9. Gosh that Pit Burger looks incredible, Caroline! I've fallen out of watching anime in recent weeks, really need to catch up with my current watches and perhaps start this too! Added you on AC too - my Friend Code is 3883 - 5630 - 0644 (: xx

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  10. I love these sorts of posts! Those churros look amazing! And I don't even eat meat but that burger looks really good! Haha.

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    xo Emily | Honey Loaf

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  11. That magazine looks really cool! I am going on holiday and will be flying on my own soon, I'd love to have it on the plane with me!

    Also you DS is gorgeous!

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
    http://rosebellxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. great post, the pink ds is adorble!

    dontcrycowboy

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  13. Great post. Everyone is obsessed with Animal Crossing... clearly I need to try it so I can understand the hype!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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  14. I am literally dying to have a 3DS for the new animal crossing, I play my old one all the time and get so sad when I just think about the new one and how poor I am :(

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  15. That burger looks so yummy! :)
    And I might need to make an investment in Vintage Life magazine!

    floraldanielle.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  16. I really want Nitendo 3DS, it sounds amazing. Wish I had some money :)x

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  17. I wish I'd bought the pink one but I bought mine with trade-ins so I could only choose from blue & red. I went for the blue. btw I added you! I LOVE Animal Crossing so far! I played the old DS version and am so psyched that the new one is so great. I love love love visiting the island and riding the boat there. That frog & his silly songs. My friend code is 4227-1639-1429

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  18. OMG I got a 3DS and Animal Crossing from the boyfriend yesterday and I AM SO EXCITED. I was totally all into the old games and this one is just AWESOME.

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  19. oh my, I have never heard of that magazine but it seems amazing! thanks for the peak! ;)

    Drawing Dreaming

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  20. My wicked boyfriend got me a 3DS + Animal Crossing for my birthday; You should totally come visit my town!

    1821-9854-2648

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