Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Festive Favourites 2015: The Holiday

The Plot
So this film isn't your average santa-filled christmas miracle sort of film, but it is set around christmas time. It starts off with the failing relationship, a slamming door and an angry google search looking for a winter vacation from the successful businesswoman Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz). She comes across a home exchange website and sees this beautiful idyllic cottage belonging to Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet)... who just so happens to be having her own failing relationship crisis. Perfect. The two decide to swap houses - and lives - for two weeks. They meet each others friends and families and they both become very comfortable where they are.

I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't watched it, but lets just say there are little red herrings and twists and turns in the storyline, but it really is a lovely film to snuggle up on the sofa and watch... and lets be honest, Jude Law. No more words are needed. Jack Black is in it too, and this film is NOT a comedy... that is intriguing on its own!

The Best Bits

**Beware, ONE hidden text spoiler**

- Jude Law.
- Drunken Cameron Diaz throwing some shapes to Mr. Brightside by The Killers. It's my youth.
- Heartwarming moments involving the elderly, and how us Brits are real softies for helping them.
- The absolutely gorgeous Rosehill Cottage. It is my dream!
- Jude Law being Mr. Napkinhead, and consequently, the best dad ever.
- Jack Black just being Jack Black.
- Did I mention Rosehill Cottage?

Festive Rating

I'd give this film a solid 5 out of 10 Santa Clause hats. Because it's not really that festive, it's just an absolutely lovely and cosy film.

Amanda and Graham... oh Cameron Diaz, how lucky you are to be millimetres from his beautiful face.

Iris and Myles. It blows my mind that Jack Black isn't super goofy in this! But he does play the Star Wars Theme on piano, just to bring you back down to earth...

Rosehill Cottage... aka... the absolute perfect dream house.

Sophie, Graham, Amanda and Olivia tucked up in their den. 'The Three Musketeers'!

Sunday, 6 September 2015

A BEAUTYful Little Surprise | Beauty Haul

Hello my loves! I hope you're all doing well. It's been a little while now since my family came to visit me, and my mum got me a cute little makeup/travel bag with some little beauty essentials in it, so I just thought I'd show you through some of my favourites!

So here's a little overview of everything inside. The things I didn't take close-up pictures of, are the scope mouthwash (because you all know what mouthwash looks like!), a little teeny bar of hand soap, a Merlot Skincare Moisturiser, and some Bvlgari cotton pads. Lovely additions to a little beauty package! The bag itself is a Clinique make-up bag and I absolutely LOVE the print on it - so light and colourful - and the perfect size for travelling. 

 So inside the Clinique makeup bag are three little bits of Clinique makeup. There's a little tiny Clinique Lash Doubling mascara which I've yet to try, but have heard fab things about.  The blusher is in shade A5 'Sunset Glow' which is a darker pink than what I'd normally wear but it will look nice in Winter when my pale skin really comes out. The lipstick is in the shade 74 'A Different Grape' and it goes on like a DREAM. Its very moisturising - I'd have taken a picture but my lips (and upper lip!) aren't too beautiful looking at the moment, so I hope the swatches will do!  

Now this product is my absolute favourite, and I've since decided to stock up on the full size. As you can see I've used a fair amount of it, but the Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover is to die for. When I wear a full face of make-up, I have light coverage on my skin and usually pile it on my eyes - and honestly, this takes off all my eye makeup in two swipes with a cotton pad! It leaves my eyes feeling super soft and I just love it. Step aside, Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish because Clinique is taking over!

And lastly, I was given a trusty Chocolate Montagne Jeunesse face mask - I've loved these ever since I was younger, and they were a staple at any sleepover. They always left my skin feeling nice and soft so they're a lovely little addition. I've always seen Mum have Bvlgari products in her bathroom, and I've since learnt that some of their skin products are discontinued?! (Say it isn't so!) because this Bvlgari body lotion smells absolutely divine. It's lightly scented of a cream/milk with a really soft floral scent that I can't quite work out! And a product I'm yet to try is the Bvlgari Bath Tea Bag. But if it smells anything like the body lotion, then I'm in for some pretty sweet smelling bath time later!

So I hope you liked this little post, if theres any products you think I should do a full critique on, tweet me or leave me a little comment. Thank you mum for the lovely present! 

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

FOTD: Family Visit!

Hello lovelies!

Some of my family (Mum, Nan, Brother and Nephew) have made the trip to Huddersfield to come and visit me and I am SO EXCITED. I rarely ever wear make up much nowadays, so I wanted to make a little effort! I went for light coverage foundation, as I've got a busy day ahead of me and it's going to be hot and humid today in Huddersfield... and the last thing I need is my make-up to be running halfway down my face!

L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara
Collection Big Lash Mascara
Urban Decay Naked 2 in Shade 'Tease' (Base Colour)
Urban Decay Naked 2 in Shade 'Chopper' (Outer Corner)
Urban Decay Naked 2 in Shade 'Foxy' (Inner Corner/Brow Bone)

Simple Kind To Skin Light Moisturiser
Beauty UK Cosmetics High Brow Kit in Shade 'Brunette'
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in Shade '52'
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Shade 'Ivory'
Sleek Contour Kit (Bronze, Highlight and Blush)
Rimmel Apocalips in Shade 'Celestial'

As I post this, they've just got home and I'm so sad that this trip wasn't as long, but it won't be long until I see them again - hopefully!