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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

No7 Makeup review

So this post is another makeup review, No7 brand.
Available at Boots pharmacy, I have recently started buying this makeup brand.
 
I will be reviewing their: Stay Precise Felt tip Eyeliner, High Shine Lip Crayon in two colours, Lash Impact Intense volume control mascara, Moisturise Drench lipstick, Stay Perfect lipstick and Gel-look Shine Nail varnish (I know it isn't makeup but bought it as well so may as well include this).
 
So let us begin...

Sunday, 26 April 2015

50th post, blast from the past...

ITS MY 50TH BLOG POST WOOOOO!!!!

And to celebrate this fact, this post is basically a music post from my youth. Yes, I mean be 20 but soon I will actually be an adult-adult.

Basically, listening to the music on my iTunes account has sent me right back to my teenage childhood. Ahhh the memories!


I thought it would be a nice stroll down memory lane so 20 songs are coming up now and there are some real guilty pleasures in here.

Here is my blast to past playlist, hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Out and about in the sunshine

With the lovely sunshine most of us have been experiencing these past few days, it is perfect weather to go out and about.

So I went to the park with the dog and –yeah, you guessed it- take some photographs on my camera.
From the picturesque landscape and Hunter, a black Cocker Spaniel puppy, to the nature that was surrounding me, here are some of the photos I took… There were sooooo much more than this.


Sunday, 19 April 2015

What I love at the moment...

This post will show you 10 things/items I absolutely love at the moment.

From clothing, accessories to film, TV shows, music and random stuff, this post will show you items that are great for the summery season that is almost upon us.

So let us begin...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

On my desk there is...

This post will be a light hearted one, moving away from the serious topics I have posted recently. I will be showing you what is on my desk. Random, I know.

 

So on my desk there is...

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Summer is coming

Let us move away from reviews this time and onto fashion. I know it has just turned spring but with the nice weather we have been experiencing recently, well this post will be showing you three outfits for this and the summery season.

So let the sun shine and us begin...

Sunday, 5 April 2015

A tangy Easter treat

First things first, Happy Easter- have a great day and don't eat too much chocolate!

So this post will be a recipe on something that I made specifically for today, Mary Berry's Easter Lemon Pavlova.
I saw this recipe first on the Great British Bake Off Easter edition episode and it looked simply yummy!
I for one love Mary Berry (I met her last Saturday, click here to read my blog about it) and the GBBO, and two I love meringue, lemon and chocolate. Basically, this sweet treat is perfect for me!

 
 
The tanginess of the lemons with the sweetness and crunchiness of the meringue creates such a satisfying taste pleasure. The flavours of lemons, cream and marshmallow from the meringue compliment each other beautifully.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Review| The DUFF film

Second cinema trip within two days but I am definitely not complaining!
Instead of going to see a Disney film unlike yesterday when I saw Cinderella (for my review on that click here) but to go and see a preview of The DUFF.


Starring: Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Throne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Allison Janney, Chris Wylde and Ken Jeong
Director: Ari Sandel
Running time: 101 minutes
Release Year: 2015
Rating out of 5: 4

Bianca (Whitman) is a high school senior whose world is turned upside down when she learns that she is the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) in her friendship group (Samuels and Santos). Despite her best attempt to not let it bother her, she distracts herself with her crush on Toby. She enlists the help of Wesley (Amell), a charming jock who happens to be her next door neighbour, to reinvent herself from her label. However, with people like Madison (Thorne) whose ruthlessness pushes forward the stereotypes, will Bianca succeed and get the man she likes. But most importantly, will she break away from the labels and be her own kind of person?

This may seem like just another teenage film but it really isn't. It shows you the technologically based generation that we associate teenagers with being in todays society. How one tweet, status, a photograph or a video (the case in this film) can affect someone, whether it goes viral or not. It also highlights the stereotypical labels that teenagers have in school. The moral of the film is something that I, and others, will take away and learn from it: don't be a label. To step out of your comfort zone, like Bianca did, and to break away from the crowd, to be yourself. Many people today want to fit in with a group but individuality is so important and is highlighted throughout this teen-comedy.

However, it is also hilarious! The cast just delivers the funny one liners, especially the two teachers (Jeong and Wylde) in the homecoming scene and the scene with Amell and Whitman in the shopping mall is great. Although there is swearing, you completely look past it.
I personally did not know Perks of Being a Wallflower actress Whitman work until I saw this and I can say that I fell in love with her. The way she played Bianca, her actions and her words, she was perfectly cast. The Tomorrow People actor Robbie Amell was fantastic as Wesley, whilst Shake It Off star Bella Thorne provided a different side of her talents as scheming popular girl Madison.

The only criticism I had is that the ending was predictable. It is a bit like Mean Girls but the moral of 'The DUFF' film is something that you can sympathise with and relate to yet it makes you think and empowers you to do the same as Bianca, because at the end of the day, we should all be our weird self.

Theatrical trailer:



Due to this being a preview, it isn't actually out until 6th April but I cannot recommend that you go and see this film enough!
Until next time x

Follow The DUFF on twitter: @TheDUFF or search 'The DUFF' on Facebook.
Follow the cast on twitter: Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Throne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Allison Janney, Ken Jeong
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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Review| Cinderella

With the newly releases of Maleficant (2014, about Sleeping Beauty) and the anticipation for the live-action Beauty and The Beast (out in 2017 starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens), I could not wait to go to the cinemas and watch the live-action remake of Cinderella, my favourite out of all the princesses.


Starring: Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Stellan Skarsgard, Sophie McShera, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi, Rob Brydon, Hayley Atwell, Ben Chaplin.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Running time: 113 minutes
Release Year: 2015
Rating out of 5: 4.5

The film is set in a beautiful, picturesque kingdom, where a young blonde hair girl named Ella (James) live with her two loving parents. As both of her parents pass away, she live with her wicked stepmother (Blachett), who married her father before he died, and her two step sister Anastasia (Grainger) and Drisella (McShera). Known to them as Cinderella, her world is turned upside down when she meets a man who called himself Kit, who turns out to be the prince (Madden). With a little help of her animal friend and her fairy godmother (Bonham Carter), Cinderella soon captures the heart of her prince.

Known for her role in ITVs period drama Downton Abbey, Lily James was casted perfectly as the title character. Her long blonde hair and her big brown eyes are something's that are so mesmerising. Richard Madden, known for playing Robb Stark in Game of Thrones, suits well as being the prince. Staring in his blue eyes will definitely make you fall in love with him.

With her red hair and red lipstick, Cate Blanchett is the horrible stepmother. She portrayed her beautifully and well, even I was frightened of her and her piercing looks. As for her two scheming daughter, Grainger and McShera are great, with one liners coming in here, there and everywhere in it.

Kenneth Branagh directed the film and it was great to see another side of his talents. I am so used to seeing him on the screen (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret, Five children and It, The Boat that Rocked and My week with Marilyn to name but a few), his directing skills were superb. Every scene was beautifully shot and placed together in sequence. The vibrant colours of the kingdom surroundings and the costumes were perfectly stunning, leaving you breathless.

Throughout the film you could not help but feel sorry for Cinderella but also wanting her to stick up for herself against the stepmothers anger towards her. Her promise to her mother, have courage and be kind, is a moral that everyone should have and taken away after watching this remake from the classic 1950 animated one.
However, this film will definitely leave you feeling light hearted and is perfect for all ages. The cast, the scenery and the adorable animals (who are hilarious in some scenes), it will make you believe in magic and love.

Theatrical trailer:



There you have it, a servant turned princess who you fall in love with! If you have seen the latest Cinderella then tell me what you think about the film!

This is a picture of my friend, her toy Tororo and me in the cinemas before the film started:


Until next time!

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