Ghostbusters 2016 Review

Last night I was lucky enough to see a preview showing of the new Ghostbusters film, my eldest daughter was very excited as she’d had her eye on this film ever since the trailers started.


I on the hand was sceptic about it, I’m a huge fan of the older films (as are most) and my fear was this was going to be just another remake, after all how could they live up to the originals?

There are a lot of nay sayers out there just because the cast are female which I think is unfair, in no way is it an anti-men which I’ve heard a couple of times it can be enjoyed by everyone.

Be aware that thereally may be spoilers ahead, don’t say I didn’t warn you:

This modern take on our much loved Ghostbusters films is a must see for all and you will be suprised by how much you enjoy it.

I’d say from 8 up is perfect age if your taking your kids but obviously younger if your kids are tough.

The cast each have the perfect roles, Melissa Mccarthy brings her effortless comedy to the film without going overboard. Kristen Wiig is a little more serious (but not too much) , the yin to Mccarthy’s yang. Kate Mckinnon is awesome she’s basically that friend you have that says whatever she’s thinking with some added crazy and Leslie jones completes the girls with her down to earth humour even though her encounters with ghosts should have her running for the hills.

Ghostbusters Review

Of course you can’t forget the dim receptionist Kevin (played by Chris Hemsworth) which brought a lot of laughs to the table.

The story of course unfolds with a haunting but as you’ll see from watching the film these random hauntings are not what they seem.

My favourite bit was having cameos from our beloved Ghostbusters,  Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, unfortunately one short RIP Harold Ramis. There was also an appearance from slimer, the original receptionist played by Annie Potts  and the original haunted lady herself Sigourney Weaver.

It’s a great story line with ups and downs and laughs along the way. Don’t be put of by it been different from the original or bad reviews, you will enjoy it. Decide for yourself 😊

Funko Pop Vinyl & Geeky Goodies

I’m absolutely gutted my popinabox subscrption hasn’t arrived yet, it’s not that it’s late, it hasn’t even been a week but I’m just very impatient and looking forward to the suprise. In preparation I’ve been clearing out a couple of my Funko Pop Vinyl, there are a few that look completely out of place in our collection and it’s time I found them a new home.

Funko Pop Vinyl for sale

I knew I’d accumulated quite a few geeky goodies that I would never use but I wasn’t quite aware of just how much it had added up. That been said I’ve started adding my Funko Pop Vinyls that need a home as well as other geeky items to my store. If your interested just press the buy button. All prices include signed for postage and are available to UK residents.

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I’ll be adding a couple more things day by day so stop by and see what’s been added.


LootCrate April Quest Reveal

LootCrate is another monthly mystery box subscrption that offers geeky goodies and exclusive items. It’s based in America but does ship to the UK for around £20 (that includes the box and shipping). It doesn’t alway include a Funko Pop Vinyl but when there is, it’s usually an Exclusive. LootCrate April had a theme “Quest” that promised exclusive items for Labyrinth & Harry Potter.

LootCrate April Quest

I know a lot of Labyrinth fans that wanted to get hold of the exclusive item especially after the passing of David Bowie earlier this year, an amazing man who will never be forgotten, for me it will be this film I remember him for.

Here is what was including in the April LootCrate:

  • Vikings Drinking Horn
  • D20 Ice Mould
  • Harry Potter Socks
  • Labyrinth T-shirt
  • April 2016 Loot Pin
  • Uncharted 4 : A Theif’s End Poster

LootCrate April Quest

I love the T-shirt is amazing, the socks would have been cool but I’m not wowed. Not a fan of Vikings so wouldn’t use the drinking horn, wouldn’t use the Ice Mould either. I would recommend trying them though, they have something different every month and you can order one box or a subscription for a couple of months. The next boxes theme is Power and subscriptions to it end in 12 days. There are also other crates to choose from including a Firefly one.

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Infinity Crate April 2016 – Allegiance

There’s no shortage of geeky boxes out there but a lot these days can be hit and miss. I’m still looking for one that doesn’t disappoint or even a box that can give me a few great boxes in a row… if not indefinitely.

Infinity Crate

Little spoken about is Infinity Crate, we stopped ordering as we were getting double pop vinyls and the stuff wasn’t really worth the wait at the time but I know a lot of people that are dedicated to the boxes.

That said it has changed a lot since the last time I ordered from them, the website has had a major overhaul and the new design is much better. Also the subscrption service has changed you can have the the classic box which is £16.99 p+p and a premium box £23.99 p+p for the ultimate geek.

Infinity Crate April 2016 Allegiance
Infinity Crate April 2016 Allegiance

That said I couldn’t find many reviews about there April 2016 box with the theme “Allegiance” which I thought was a pretty good box.

I’m just going to jump right in with the contents I’ve seen and you can tell me what you think.

The classic crate: Pop & t-shirt personalised to you.

  • Superman Funko Pop Vinyl
  • Captain America Funko Pop Vinyl
  • Batman socks (with capes)
  • Games of Thrones : Jon Snow tshirt (depends on your interest)
  • Batman vs Superman Keyring
  • Batman vs Superman Vinyl Sticker
  • Batman vs Superman Mini Poster
  • Captain America Shield Mouse Mat

Two Pop Vinyls alone are a good deal, my son would have loved to get his hands on it but I don’t know if two pops are common for the classic crate and Batman socks with capes (hell yeah) only way that would be better if they were Harley Quinn.

Not a Game of Thrones fan but it’s got a huge fan base,so Jon Snow tshirt for them my only complaint would be white tshirts….hate them. Keyring and vinyl sticker for the long awaited Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice again yes… I may be weighed down by my many keyrings in the future but they aren’t boring ones.

Mini poster is a bit crap but oh well and as for the mouse mat I know what your thinking, who sits at a PC these days…not many of use its true but did you know mouse mats make great dinner table placemats. Your probably laughing but it’s true plus you’ll have extra geeky ones that no-one has (unless they’ve read this too) and in that case they have good taste 🙂

The Premium Crate:

  • Batman Inflatable Bat
  • Superman Socks (with capes)
  • Batman Wallet
  • The Hobbit Stickers/ tattoos
  • Funko Pop Vinyl Captain America Civil War Iron Man
  • Game Of Thrones / Captain America Civil War Mug
  • Mini Poster (same as classic)
  • Tshirt (as per interests)

What do you guys think?, May’s theme is Honour.


Superhero Necklaces just added!

We are a huge superhero loving family, films are watched together,our own comics are shared, we all have our favourite and we even love some of the villians but who doesn’t. Our children are growing up in the same way to love all things geeky with a mind of their own and what parent wouldn’t be proud of that.

MsRetroDesigns Superhero Necklaces
MsRetroDesigns Superhero Necklaces

When I was looking for a Batman Necklace I couldn’t find one I liked, I didn’t want a huge chunky metal one I wanted something lighter but couldn’t find the right one so I made my own. Once I’d made mine my eldest daughter wanted one and asked if I could make a Wonder Woman one too. So that’s how I began making superhero necklaces. With all the films and Tv shows around right now it’s no suprising how popular Superheros have become. Many long awaited films are out this year.

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I currently have Doctor Who and Superman/ Supergirl available with the rest of the stock to be updated within the week. Then Avengers, Flash, Batman, Wonder Woman will also be available. If there is anything you’d like but it’s not yet available drop me a message and I’ll see what I can do.

I was #TeamBatman and #Teamcap, who were your loyalties to?


Marvel Collector Corps Civil War Box unboxing

With the film finally realised and many now receiving their Marvel Collector Corps Civil War Box in the mail, this seems like the perfect time to discuss what’s in the latest Marvel Collectors Corps Box. But before we do…

Marvel Collector Corps Civil War Unboxing
Marvel Collector Corps Civil War Unboxing

Who has seen Captain America Civil War, my husband was lucky enough to have the release day off work so we dropped the little ones off at the grandparent and had a night off. It was amazing! . my eldest was not happy we went without her but geeky date night comes first as it doesn’t happen often. I won’t give any spoilers for the people that haven’t been yet but two things I’m still #teamcap all the way and secondly as with all Marvel films the clip after the credits, this time there’s two :).

Anyway back to the Civil War box, as you may remember last time we didn’t actually receive this box at the time I didn’t really care there are things I’m gutted we missed but to me the contents are so similar to the general stuff available. The other half is the complete opposite he would have loved the box and its contents. There is no way we’re paying rip off prices so we’ll probably back order with the next box.

So here goes if you’ve got to this point and don’t want to know the contents, turn back now!

  • Crossbones Patch & Black Panther Badge
  • Captain America Civil War pop T-shirt : Who’s side are you on?
  • Black Panther Variant Cover Comic
  • Civil War Lanyard (Iron Man & Captain America)
  • Exclusive Captain America Civil War Tony Stark unmasked Dorbz
  • Exclusive Captain America & Iron Man Action pose 2 pack Funko pop vinyl


What do you think of the contents?. Did you miss out?. Let me know in the ccomments.


MsRetroDesigns – Jewellery & More

For everyone that has been following me for a while by now you know I dabble in multiple things but have a few passions, one of them been my jewellery brand MsRetroDesigns. It was started after my youngest child was born and is still going strong. I make all the jewellery myself and quite a few of the items tend to be one-offs. The Breastfeeding Bracelets come in a range of different beads so there is something for everyone as well as my Alice in Wonderland themed wrap bracelets and much more.

I’ll soon be adding a section to my website to allow you to browse and shop these items but until then I’m happy to announce you are now able to purchase through my Facebook page

Please enjoy a look through of our products, they are updated daily and there is an easy checkout process including the use of Paypal. As a welcome and a thank you for all your support get 10% off first orders with discount code: WELCOME.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to look and if you know a friend who’d like it pass it along.


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Bliss Fabulous Makeup Melt Review

I’ve been using Bliss Fabulous Makeup Melt for a good couple of months now and I wanted to make sure I used it really well before I gave you my opinion and review of the product.

Bliss Fabulous Makeup Melt Review
Bliss Fabulous Makeup Melt

I’m one of those people that no matter how much I’ve tried to remove every last trace of my mascara and eyeliner I still end up with some sort of panda eyes happening in the morning. Which is annoying when you feel like you’ve rubbed your skin raw. I’ve tried various different methods and materials, wipes never seem to be enough even the ones made especially for eye makeup removal and although cotton pads with liquid makeup remover work like I said there is always some left behind.

Bliss Fabulous Makeup Melt gel to cleanser

The Bliss Fabulous Makeup Melt is a gel-to-oil cleanser, preforms like a gel and make up removal of an oil. It’s a lightweight formula that melts and thoroughly removes makeup and impurities.

Bliss Fabulous Makeup Melt Review

To use simply smooth the gel over your entire face (dry skin not wet), massage until the gel transforms into lightweight oil,  the makeup and impurities will be removed. Then all there is left to do is rinse and your left with clean soft skin.

I’ve used this with various amount of makeup from daytime natural to night on the town and it removes it so well. My skin feels clean and fresh afterwards a feeling that lasts until morning. It even removes my waterproof mascara and waterproof eyeliner which are stubborn to say the least. One of the best qualities of this product is it doesn’t leave my skin sore from scrubbing the makeup off, that always made my skin feel 100% worse. My skin has improved as it doesn’t get the torture of makeup removal anymore. I’d recommend trying this not only for removing stubborn makeup but also to make removing your makeup easier and quicker, the less time consuming something is the more your willing to make it part of your daily routine.


Sleek MakeUp Palette Swatches – Vintage Romance

The latest sleek makeup palette I’ve used to create a look is the vintage romance palette, if you’ve seen my previous posts then you know how highly pigmented these eyeshadows are, there are so many colours and finishes to choose from.

The vintage romance palette has become one of my favourite go to palettes to create both daytime and nighttime looks.

I thought I’d swatch the colours on my skin as I’ve done with past palettes, as you can see from the pictures below the colours stay true to what they look like in the pan.

The palette has the silver, gold, bronze and gunmetal colours which combine easily with the other colours in the palette. I like the purples and burgundy eye shadows that are perfect for people with brown eyes. There is also a black that you only need a little of which is comparable to MAC Black Tide but much less messy.


Look : Vintage Romance Sleek MakeUp

There are many different eyeshadow palettes out these days, you can buy a huge palette with 100s of colours or build your own palette buying single colours. I like creating my own palettes but you can’t go far wrong with Sleek Makeup palettes. Each uniquely different, perfectly named and highly pigmented.

Available in Superdrug, Boots aswell as other retailers. I have a number of these palettes and thought I would show you a daytime look using the Vintage Romance Palette.

  • Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
  • No7 Brilliantly Bare
  • Rimmed Match Perfection – Ivory
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • MAC Eyeshadow – Vanilla & Soba
  • Sleek Makeup : Vintage Romance Palette – A Vow in Venice & Love in London
  • L’Oréal Super Liner – Black Lacquer
  • Benefit Kohl Pencil – Onyx
  • L’Oréal Mega Volume Mascara : Miss Magna – Black
  • Model Co : More Brows – Medium/Dark
  • No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick – Brick Red

If red lipstick is too much for your daily look swap it out for something more subtle or a nude lipstick. To tone down the eyes skip the winged eyeliner and just use mascara.