Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Doggie Walkin'

Hey Guys!

Let's talk about this week...

My anxiety has been A GIANT PAIN IN THE ASS!

It can be really crappy sometimes because you feel like you've finally defeated it, and then BAM! It comes and smacks you across the back of the head. sigh.

One thing I like to do when I'm feeling a bit uneasy, is take the dogs to our local dog park. It's such a beautiful place to walk around and clear your head, plus as much as I don't like to admit it, a bit of light exercise really helps to keep anxiety and panic at bay.

I just wanted to make this post so If it's crappy weather or I'm super busy I can just flick through these pictures to calm my farm ;)

So I hope you enjoy these photos as well <3


Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Movie Review: The Shining

Heeeere's Johnny!

Yet another Stanley Kubrick movie that I've only just watched. Seriously, seriously late to the band wagon with this one! 

Stanley Kubrick's cold and frightening 'The Shining' definitely stands out from any other horror movie of it's time. Also an unforgettable performance by Jack Nicholson as the tortured soul of Jack Torrance. You feel like you're becoming as mad as Jack while watching, building up cabin fever and fear in a mixture of nauseous scenes. The movies follows a married couple with a small son who are employed to look after a resort hotel high in the Colorado mountains. Despite being warned about the tragedy that occurred during the winter of 1970, they accept the job. As a result they are sole occupants of the resort for the entire winter. Settling into their routine, Danny and Wendy explore the hotel, inside and out, while jack sets up shop in the cavernous lounge. As Danny starts to have disturbing and graphic visions of the past and a blocked Jack starts showing strange and violent behavior, Wendy soon discovers what Jack has really been doing in his study all day, and what the hotel has done to Jack. 

Like many other Stanley Kubrick movies, this movie isn't for the fainthearted. It contains graphic and slightly 'strange' scenes. It's definitely what you would call, a very artsy movie! 
The unhurried pace, Extended dialogue scenes and those sudden, sinister inter-titles("1 Month later" "4pm") contribute to the feeling of unease throughout the film. 

The Shining is definitely one of my favorite 'horror' movies! I just personally love how strange and sinister it is. And the cinematography is incredible! Giving the impression of momentum throughout out the entire movie. 

Now, I'm going to say something which a lot of people will probably disagree with, but as much as I LOVE Stephen King, I actually enjoyed the movie better than the book. Please don't hate me.


Thursday, 24 September 2015

Movie Review: A Clockwork Orange

Oh, A Clockwork Orange...

Before I start this review, I just want to say that this movie is definitely not for the fainthearted!

A Clockwork Orange was one of the most controversial movies of it's time, mainly because Stanley Kubrick glorified a certain type of unprincipled violence, and presented it in a spectacular, colorful and artistic way. The movie follows Alex, a classical music loving thug and his 'droogs' who spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on "A little of the old ultra-violence". 

Alex is seen as handsome and charming after he draws you in by narrating his way through the movie. You almost gloss over the fact that his workday acts include thievery and brutality. He is, in effect, inviting us to enjoy; just as we would watching reality T.V, or reading tabloid papers. The film gives you an direction into understanding a corrosion of society, and personally that's why I believe A Clockwork Orange is one of Kubricks finest masterpieces. 

After Alex is throw in jail, he submits himself to the 'Ludovico Behavior Modification Technique' to earn his freedom. He is conditioned thorough watching gory movies, so that his violent thoughts are turned against him. After being returned to the world defenseless, Alex becomes the victim in every situation where he was previously the culprit. Alex's violence may have been horrific, but the state's oppressive 'treatment' is another violent act, rather than a solution. 

The movies is full of vivid eye catching costumes and sets, and half of the dialog is done in slang. I think the aesthetic provides a necessary distancing between the spectator and the acts of horror that are splashed throughout the movie. I think the movies is very engaging, and definitely makes you contemplative about your own sense of morality.
It's obvious that a large percentage of people who watch this film are just in it for the shock value, but underneath all of the violence and horror there's an amazing and artistic film that highlights the bleakest parts of human behavior for us to laugh at in disgust. Some people could argue that nowadays, there's no attention paid to anything, just an endless feeding to audiences who have developed a strong taste for, as Alex would say "The good old ultra-violence".


Thursday, 10 September 2015

Movie Junkie: Reviews!

Hey Everyone!

I'm so excited to announce a new 'Series' coming to my blog very soon! Movie Reviews!

If you didn't know, I am a serious movie addict. So much so, that we are the number 1 customers at our local movie store.

I have seen a worrying large amount of movies for a 20 year old girl! But I've gotten into a bit of a rut lately. I find myself re watching movies that I've already seen a thousand times; Which isn't a bad thing, But I think it's time to branch out and watch some movies which I have yet to see. And, review them for you guys!

For my birthday my sister got me this.

It's full of movies that I have heard so much about, but never actually got around to watching. So I can't wait to check some of those out.

I'm so excited to start this series. and I've already got a few movies lined up. 

One last thing before I go. I MIGHT also throw in a few T.V/Netflix series reviews in here when I can! Whoop Whoop! To the couch!


Monday, 13 July 2015

Too Faced Color Bomb!: Review

Hello there!

Today I bring you another review. This time is on the Too Faced Color Bomb!

Shade: Never Enough Nude

I've been looking at buying this lipstick for so long now, and now that I finally have my hands on it, I thought id give you a quick review.

First of all, I just want to start by saying this product is not for the fainthearted. It stings..like a b**ch! Although that's probably just me being a wimp as I've heard a lot of people say it's painless.
Next, is that it definitely works! It gives you full, plump lips that give you the appearance of having fillers. If you're looking for a product that slightly enhances your lips, this product isn't for you as it completely blows them up! Plus it's slightly glossy which adds even more fullness!
 Believe me, it does take a bit of getting used to. It feels as if you're constantly pouting, which isn't the most pleasant feeling in the world.
I was also surprised with how long the results lasted for. My lips were plumped all day!
P.s If you kiss someone, it will probably Plump their lips too...

I don't reach for it everyday, but I'd definitely repurchase and recommend it. Just know that it's on the pricier side.



If you're thinking about getting fillers, definitely give this a whirl first!

Who needs the Kylie Jenner lip challenge?


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Health and Fitness #9: It's been a year!

Hey everyone!

Woah! It's been a whole year since I started this 'Health and Fitness Series' on my blog. That went fast!

It's been an...interesting kind of year. There have been a lot of ups and down, but I feel as though I'm in a good place right now. When I started this 'Health and Fitness Journey' I didn't realize how much mental effort you need to put in as well as physical. I'm a BIG comfort eater, as are a lot of people. I turn to food whenever I'm feeling sad, lonely or scared. and since I have anxiety...that's been quite a lot. Now that I've got my medication sorted and I'm working on my anxiety, I feel like I'm in a good place. I'm no longer sad, I'm not having as many panic attacks and I've managed to control myself when it comes to food....only took a year. Whoop whoop. 

At the moment I feel very optimistic about the future, which is something I haven't felt for quite a while. I still have things I'm sorting out, but at the moment I'm happy and HEALTHY ! And that's a huge step from where I was six months ago. 

So the health and fitness journey continues and hopefully this time next year I will have made a little more progress ;) 

Before I go, here's a nice little selfie from yours truly!

Thanks for reading! 


Sunday, 31 May 2015

New Addition to The Family #2

Hello everyone!

Oh my gosh, today is an exciting day! 


Isn't he just so cute! Like I said in the video we got him because our older dog Cookie just seemed kind of lonely and sad. At first she really wasn't sure, but they seem to be getting along now. 

I'm so thankful that we have have another amazing addition to our little family. Felix is so full of energy and life; I cant wait to start creating new and amazing memories with this little guy, which I'll be sure to share with you!

I hope you're all having an amazing day! 


Saturday, 18 April 2015

Life Things

Hello everyone!

I know, I know...I haven't posted in a while. Sorry! 
It's been a pretty hectic few months, with moving out, starting university and trying to get my anxiety sorted. Everything just slowly piled up which has made things pretty hard. But hey, everyone goes through this stuff, so I shouldn't' be moaning. If you want to hear more about where I've been, watch this video:

It feels so good to be back at it again! I mean I haven't sorted out everything in my life just yet, but I have faith that things will slowly start to fall back into place. I have so many ideas for my blog and YouTube channel which is exciting, and I can't wait to share them! But until then, I hope you have an amazing day and thank you for reading this post :) 


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

FOTD: Orange, Orange, Orange!

Hello Everyone!

I'm quite enjoying orange at the moment, which might explain my face...

I've never done a FOTD before, but better late than never right?
The main focus for this FOTD is the eyes and lips. OMG I'm loving orange at the moment, if you couldn't already tell. For about a year now I've had a beautiful copper/orange eye shadow sitting at the back of my make up draw just screaming out to be used, but I've never really liked the idea of orange around the eyes...until now! I was watching an old video of Shannon's aka Shaaanxo and she was rocking copper eyes! So I though "Meh, why not give it a go?" and I really like it! 

What do you think?

 Not that interesting as I forgot to put on bronzer, blush AND a highlight....what a noob.
Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation 
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

Two Faced Shadow Insurance 
Rimmel Glam Eyes Quad - Copper/Orange shade all over the lid
Matte Brown Shadow in crease from a very old Elizabeth Arden palette
A horrible mascara from L'Oreal! 

Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti


Friday, 16 January 2015

Toni&Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray: Review

Hello everyone!

Before I start I will just say, Yes...I am very late to the party when it comes to salt sprays. Sorry. 

This summer I've really been enjoying salt sprays. In the summer I feel the need to stay well away from styling tools, just because you'll have a lot more heat on your hair appose to in the winter...Obviously. Which is why I use salt sprays.  

The salt spray that I've really been enjoying is the 'Toni&Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray'. I absolutely love the effect it gives! It makes your hair look messy, beachy and it gives it so much texture. It is so quick and easy to do! You literally just spray it in dry, give it a scrunch and you're good to go.
 Another thing I love about this particular salt spray is that It doesn't make your hair feel crunchy, which I find quite a few salt sprays do.

If you're looking for a new salt spray I'd highly recommend this one! I know a lot of people rave about the 'Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray' but the price is eye watering! Toni&Guy are so much more affordable and their products get the job done.

Is anyone else loving the messy, beachy waves in summer?