Walt Disney Wednesdays: 02. WHERE TO STAY?

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Hey Guys! It took a little while but I’m back with part 02 of the Walt Disney Wednesdays and today I want to help you pick the perfect place to stay on Disney property.

So you have chosen what time of year suits you best,  but once again depending on how many of you there are and what time of year the prices of property to stay at can fluctuate rather a lot!

Lets start with the pros and cons of staying on site first.

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The biggest benefit of staying on site is that it is convenient. The hotels are all closer to the parks, which in some cases can mean it’s as simple as taking a monorail , bus or boat from the hotel to the park and in some cases you can even walk to the parks!

This allows you to pop back in the middle of your day for a rest and freshen up without feeling guilty that you have missed a chunk of your day. Less time traveling gives you more time in the parks to get things done. It also allows you more sleep at night because there is less traveling in the mornings.

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Another aspect of that convenience is transportation. Guest’s don’t actually need a car to get around Disney World, of course you can if you want to and you will need one outside of Disney World, but if you don’t plan on leaving Walt Disney World grounds then you can save the buck and use the transport provided.  You can pick up Disney’s Magical Express from the airport (MCO only) and it will take you to your hotel, and then Disney transportation once on property to get from their hotel to the parks and other locations on property. All of this transportation is complimentary (or built into the price of their room). It’s very reliable too!

If you do decide to hire a car though the parking at the parks will be free for you (normally $20 PER DAY!)

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Grand Floridian 

Another perk of staying on site is Extra Magic hours! On different days, certain parks at Walt Disney World open early or stay open late for Walt Disney World resort hotel guests only! It’s a great time to get loads done as the parks are a lot quieter. I highly recommend using the extra magic hours they are just so efficient! You can find the extra magic hours on the My Disney Experience.

The Disney dining plan is a pro on some levels. The Disney dining plan is where you pay in advance for your food. There are different options available for you and you can check those out on My Disney Experience! Right now this isn’t sounding like a pro because you have to pay for it BUT at certain times of the year they offer it to you for FREE!

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Animal Kingdom Lodge

My favourite pro of all though is the Disney theming! Disney know how to do a lot of things but their themeing is out of this world incredible. You can stay in a hotel with all of your favourite characters, or why not stay in the Caribbean? If you like animals then you would love Animal Kingdom Lodge where you can look out over the savannah from your balcony! You are immersed in the Disney bubble and it is the most incredible feeling!

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Never Mind the Ballistics

YES YES YES! I finally got my hands on a Never Mind the Ballistics so I can review it for you. I did have one from launch day but it got wet in the bag and it was a horror scene.

It is shaped like your typical bath bomb but there is nothing typical about it! It does remind me a bit of Roller which was in the LUSH Kitchen but I’m pretty sure that there’s not been anything like this in stores. It has an organic fair trade cocoa butter topping that covers half the bath bomb and melts in the warm water leaving you with moisturised and nourished skin. Which is what we all need this cold season!

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This is part of the Christmas range but like a lot of the other products released this year, it’s not very festive but honestly it’s so amazing that it doesn’t really matter. The pink and orange colour combination seens perfect for summer to me and the scent of lime and sweet wild orange oils are more fresh and zesty than festive. It also contains bananas, if I recall I’m pretty sure that the demonstrator in LUSH said that each one has 1 WHOLE banana in, which also softens the water and your skin.

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It is a very slow fizzer but I think that is down to half of it being oil based. The main colour of the water is yellow but when you get to the centre there are streams of pink that dance around the bath.

Over all I’m don’t think that this should be a Christmas product but I do love it. I think it would be perfect in the summer months. I relate warm hearty scents with Christmas and this is just a little too fresh.

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Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Lime Oil, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Olibanum Resinoid, Fresh Banana, Cream of Tartar, Gardenia Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol,l PEG-6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides & PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 19140:1, Colour 19140, Colour 45410, Colour 15510, Colour 14700, Colour 17200.

Price: £4.25 each

Rating: ★★★★ (if it was released in summer it would get 5 ★)

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LUSH Northern Lights Review

A new and ‘improved’ northern lights is back this christmas at LUSH. If you remember the  Northern lights from previous then you will remember how every one complained that it the stick shaped bath bomb was broken by the time they had got it home. Well, LUSH has brought it back in a chunkier pill shape bath bomb.

Now I like to be honest in my reviews and there are going to be some things that just aren’t for me. This is one of those things.

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I like the improvement on the size and shape and I really like the colours that it creates. The scent of this is beautiful, with Ylang Ylang oil and the floral hint of Jasmine Absolute really does make it wonderful. Not for long though as the scent disappears very very fast.

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It’s an extremely fast fizzer and it was over in a few seconds. The colours really were beautiful to look at but the pinky/purple colour stained my skin and I struggled to get it off.

I don’t really have a load to say about this bath bomb. I was really hopeful that it would be one of the better christmas ones but for me it just wasn’t.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Jasmine Absolute, Ylang Ylang Oil, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Linalool, Limonene, Amyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Lilial, Colour 45410, Colour 42090, Colour 59040

Price: £3.95 each.

Rating: ★★

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Where to eat in Disney World…(interactive)

When you read this post I will have 202 days till my Disney World trip!!! OH MY GOODNESS!

When visiting Disney World one of the more amazing things is the FOOD! The Mickey shaped food, dole whip and CRONUTS! I actually think that cronuts are the best thing I have ever eaten in my life but unfortunately you can’t live off of them (as much as id like to).

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So we will need to have proper meals and Disney World offers some incredible restaurants. There really is something for everyone, from character dining, to themed restaurants or for something a little more formal they have load of fine dining experiences to choose from.

If you don’t know already Disney do something called ADR (advanced dining reservations), this allows you to book a table up to 180 before you trip and trust me you will need to book! As you can expect Disney restaurants book up very fast.

I have 22 Days till I can book my reservations and I want your help! It is tradition for us to go to Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom for breakfast on our first day but the rest of our trip we are super indecisive on where to go so I want you to head over to my twitter where there will be a poll every 3/4 days for you to pick the restaurant that we should go to.

Follow me on Twitter @eleana_jane to keep up to date with each poll and the results!

First up this week is the vote for our second table service meal of the trip that will be at Disney Springs.

The choices are:

T-Rex
Raglan Road
Wolfgang puck Grand Cafe
Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming

but remember guys you have to vote on twitter or it won’t count!

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Monster Ball LUSH Review

Guess who’s back! Back again! Eleana’s back! Tell a friend!….Oh dear Eleana is the least gangster name going but do tell your friends!

Hello Guys! I am back with my second Halloween LUSH review, this time we are looking at Monsters’ Ball and I know I say this every time but…this is by far my favourite. I mean it this time!

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Just look at this little fella! He kind of reminds me of a pink version of Mick Wazowski from Monsters Inc. Any one else think that? His eye is actually made from vegan white chocolate but its probably best still not to eat it.

Right lets get on with this review!…I said in my review of Autumn Leaf that I really enjoyed that is was a Autumn/Halloween bath bomb that wasn’t a ‘scary’, character, monster style product and I do stick by my word. It was refreshing but Halloween IS about those things and lets be honest this little guy isn’t scary his kind of cute. He smells incredible too. It holds the same scent as the calacas product family. Does anyone remember The Enchanter from 2015? Well, it’s the same scent as that. So this not necessarily a new product as much as it is a new design, a ‘revamp’ if you will.

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Filled with lime and neroli oil (which boosts your happy hormone) this ballistic gives you a hit of zesty goodness but it still has a earthy hint to it making it perfect for the season and great for an uplifting bath. With the addition of coco butter to sooth and moisturise your skin and olibanum oil for that extra relaxation.

Monsters’ ball is a medium fizzer with pink/purple being the initial colour. As is spins and foams it releases more of the calacas scent and begins to release the blue centre. The blue, pink and purple layers swirl around the bath creating beautiful patterns. Although they aren’t very seasonal colours they are very pretty to watch dancing around the surface of the water.

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As the colours reach the edge of the tub they start to form a pink and purple ombre. This for me personally is why this bath bomb is now one of my favourites!

I really hope that this will be brought back in the future, even if it’s not shaped like a little monster but even if the colours and formula are brought back in an ‘all year round’ ballistic. That would be amazing!

Just incase they don’t though I will be grabbing a load of these before they sell out!

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Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Himalayan Rock Salt, Fragrance, Lime Oil, Neroli Oil, Olibanum Oil, Cream Of Tartar, Fair Trade Cocoa Butter, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, PEG-6 Caprylic / Caprylic Glycerides & PEG-80 Almond Glycerides, Propylene Glycol, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal Blue 1, Red 27, Red 33, Red 28, Vegan Dark Chocolate.

 Price: £4.25 each.

Rating: ★★★★★

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Woman Crush Wednesday

This is my first Woman Crush Wednesday on EforElle and I have an incredible lady for you today!

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I’ve known Danielle for about 7 years know and when we met she had pink hair! She is an incredible woman!

Danielle has worked so hard and has achieved so much that most don’t achieve in their 20’s. She works a job and has her own company where she makes and sells her hand made cross stitches you can buy these at www.crossstitchyoursoul.bigcartel.com.

She is covered in some of the most beautiful art work! Oh, and her bloody make up is a work of art too!

Danielle is a cat lover, well actually she’s an animal lover and a Vegan. She is a firm believer in equal rights and is strong minded when it comes to these subjects. She knows what she is talking about!

Danielle Keens you are divine and this is why you are my first WCW!

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Follow Danielle on Instagram!

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Get to know me.

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I don’t give away much information about myself and I want all my readers to know the person I am.  So I have found 50 questions to answer about myself.

Right here goes…

  1. Who is your hero? My mum is my hero, she passed away from cancer when I was 14 and she was such a brave woman. She fought it on 5 occasions and managed to beat it 4 times. She never gave up and she will always be my hero.
  2. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Orlando, Florida. I am a MASSIVE Disney fan and it would be fitting that I live near Disney World. Plus there is a lot of other things to do there and its near beaches.
  3. What is your biggest fear? The unknown after death. This might sound really stupid to some people but the fact that literally nobody knows what happens after scares the living day lights out of me. Oh and lotus pods, just typing that made me feel sick.
  4. What is your favourite family vacation? I’ve been abroad every years since I was 6 months old except this year, so there’s a lot to choose from but I think my favourite was when I was around 6 and we rented a (what seemed massive because I was so small) villa and it was my family with my aunt, uncle cousins, grandparents and it was just nice because we were all there and it was just us.
  5. What would you change about yourself if you could? My weight. Don’t get me wrong I’m not ashamed of being a chub but I’m not proud either. I don’t feel comfortable and clothes just never fit. I am working on it though. Watch this space!
  6. What really makes you angry? Ignorance, racism and homophobia. I just don’t understand it. Its 2015 people just need to get over it.
  7. What motivates you to work hard? I never want to be in the situation that I can’t give my children things, that doesn’t mean I will give them everything they ask for but I just would hate to have to say no because I can’t afford it.
  8. What is your favourite thing about your career? Im a waitress and the people i work with are like my second family. I love them the most to be honest but we also have a few regular people that come in that I absolutely adore.
  9. What is your biggest complaint about your job? Impatient people and people that let their kids make a HUGE mess. We are a family restaurant but if you wouldn’t let you kids do it at home why let them do it there?
  10. What is your proudest accomplishment? This might seem like a really deep answer but I want to be truthful with you all. When my mum passed I tried to stay strong for my Dad and Sister (she was only 11) and I didn’t let myself grief properly. A couple of years later though everything came crashing down and I went down a dark path. I ended up with severe depression. I am so proud that i managed to get through that, with the help from my friends and family.
  11. What do you wish you done more growing up? I wish I wasn’t so much of a brat and a trouble maker and I also wish that I spent more time with my family.
  12. What is your favourite book to read? Literally anything by Cecilia Ahern! ♥
  13. What makes you laugh the most? This is a really bad thing to say but when people knock into things or are in awkward situations.
  14. What was the last movie you went to? What did you think? Inside Out and I loved it. Its Disney Duh!
  15. What did you want to be when you were small? Oh I didn’t read these question through before I started answering them and i was hoping this wasn’t going to be in here but here goes. I wanted to be a…STRIPPER…there is a story behind this. It was one of the first things the I remembered as a job and it just kind of stuck.
  16. How many children do you have/want? I want 3 children and I really don’t mind what sex they are.
  17. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? If I could bring people back I would like to have a mother and daughter day. If I couldn’t do that I would like to do to Disney World.
  18. What is your favourite game or sport to watch and play? I love watching the gymnastics but I loved playing netball growing up, I was always goal attack.
  19. Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car? Ride a horse. I love animals.
  20. What would you sing at Karaoke night? I would either be cheesy and sing ‘Daydream Beliver’ by Monkees or I would be brave and try some Beyonce
  21. What two radio stations do you listen to in the car the most? I don’t drive but at home I listen to XFM or Kiss.
  22. Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house? Clean the bathroom, Nothing nicer than a clean bathroom!
  23. If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work? Probably yard work because worms make me want to vomit.
  24. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Salmon with baby potatos and veggies!
  25. Who is your favourite author? I have kind of answered this already but its Cecila Ahern. I just think she has such a creative imagination!
  26. Have you ever had a nickname? What is it? Ive had a few that rhyme with my name, Smell, Belle. My dad always called my Gilly and my great uncle called me Ellie Smelly Jelly Belly Baby.
  27. Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not? I don’t really mind to be honest. if i know that somethings going on though i like to know about it.
  28. In the evening, would you rather play a game, visit a relative, watch a movie, or read? All of the above really, depending on how I feel that day. I more that likely do a few of these things in once night anyway.
  29. Would you rather vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why? Hawaii. I blame movies that i have watched!
  30. Would you rather win the lottery or work at the perfect job? And why? Have the perfect job. I like to know that I deserve the money i receive and i have worked hard for it. Plus my perfect job would be a cast member at Disney World, who would turn that down?
  31.  Which 3 people would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? My dad, because his my rock, my sister because we need each other and my best friend Louisa because were kinda joint at the hip, plus she makes me laugh.
  32. If money was no object, what would you do all day? Go to Disney World. That’s all ever want to do.
  33. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? There are so many years. The 50’s were great and I loved the women style. 1971 would also be a great year because thats when Disney World opened. Over all though I think I would go to 1945, the year the Soviets won the war.
  34. How would your friends describe you in 3 words? Strange, Grunge, childish.
  35. What are your hobbies? This blog, I’m also a erin condoner glam planner (if that counts)
  36. What is the best gift you have been given? My macbook air for christmas last year or my car, which I no longer have because I can’t drive.
  37. What is the worst gift you have received? My great aunt gave me hangers and a half used cross word for Christmas once. The was a bit shit.
  38. Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without? My iPhone or Macbook. It has my life on it.
  39. List two pet peeves. People that sit at the table talking on their phone and double negatives ie. ‘Why did you do that?’ ‘I didn’t do nothing’  So you did do something?
  40. Where do you see yourself in five years? I would like to be due to have my first child with my current boyfriend, in a monday-friday job.
  41. How many pairs of shoes do you own? I know i own 42 pairs of black shoes, wait no, 44 if you include my work shoes. Shoes in total is probably 55ish
  42. If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have? Teleporting. Who wouldn’t want to teleport?
  43. What would you do if you won the lottery? Not tell any one but my dad and sister. Continue to work because that money won’t last forever. I would invest in property. I would also by my dad a boat because he loves sailing.
  44. What form of public transportation do you prefer? (air, boat, train, bus, car, etc.) Depends where I’m going to be honest, if it was over seas then obviously not by car or bus.
  45. What’s your favorite zoo animal? Bears, I love them so much.
  46. If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be? I would go back and spend more time with my mum.
  47. If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be? My mum, my Uncle Al, Amy Winehouse and Joss stone.
  48. How many pillows do you sleep with? 3 and a Simba cushion.
  49. What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep (and why)? 72 hours, I was a little bit of a party animal growing up. The sleep after though was beautiful.
  50. What’s the tallest building you’ve been to the top in? Fernsehturm in Berlin. I have been to the Eiffel Tower but never went up.

I want to get to know you lot too so I am going to tag 3 people

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Cant wait to read up about you 3 and anybody else that wants to answer the questions. Please use the blank questions below.


  1. Who is your hero?
  2. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
  3. What is your biggest fear?
  4. What is your favorite family vacation?
  5. What would you change about yourself if you could?
  6. What really makes you angry?
  7. What motivates you to work hard?
  8. What is your favorite thing about your career?
  9. What is your biggest complaint about your job?
  10. What is your proudest accomplishment?
  11. What do you wish you done more growing up?
  12. What is your favorite book to read?
  13. What makes you laugh the most?
  14. What was the last movie you went to? What did you think?
  15. What did you want to be when you were small?
  16. What does your child want to be when he/she grows up?
  17. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
  18. What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?
  19. Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car?
  20. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
  21. What two radio stations do you listen to in the car the most?
  22. Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?
  23. If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?
  24. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  25. Who is your favorite author?
  26. Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
  27. Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not?
  28. In the evening, would you rather play a game, visit a relative, watch a movie, or read?
  29. Would you rather vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?
  30. Would you rather win the lottery or work at the perfect job? And why?
  31.  Which 3 people would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
  32. If money was no object, what would you do all day?
  33. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
  34. How would your friends describe you in 3 words?
  35. What are your hobbies?
  36. What is the best gift you have been given?
  37. What is the worst gift you have received?
  38. Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
  39. List two pet peeves.
  40. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  41. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
  42. If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
  43. What would you do if you won the lottery?
  44. What form of public transportation do you prefer? (air, boat, train, bus, car, etc.)
  45. What’s your favorite zoo animal? .
  46. If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?
  47. If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
  48. How many pillows do you sleep with?
  49. What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep (and why)?
  50. What’s the tallest building you’ve been to the top in?

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