Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Film Review: The Lovely Bones

On Sunday night my friends and I went to see The Lovely Bones at our local cinema. I have bought the book but purposefully haven't read it because I wanted to see the film first. However, everyone I know who has read the book, says its one of the best books they have ever read. Needless to say I had high expectations for the film adaptation, especially since I found out that Peter Jackson (of Lord of The Rings fame) was directing it. 

Without giving too much away about the plot, I can honestly say this is the worst film I've seen in a long time. Not quite as bad as the remake of Fame, but not too far off either. The story progressed so slowly, it just felt like the same scene was playing over and over again. The film was incredibly boring to watch and just too wishy-washy all the way through. It seemed like they wanted to drag out the ending so much, when in reality the film could have been an hour shorter. I definitly wasn't the only one to think this, the whole cinema had started chatting at least 20 minutes before the film ended. In summary, not one to watch again and I definitly wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Charlotte's Review Rating: 2/5 

A Change Has Come This Way....

As you may have noticed there have been some changes on my blog, including the name! I felt that having such a specific title was misleading you. I don't want to only write about makeup and I felt that writing about books, films, etc.... had absolutly nothing to do with makeup. Ergo, I've put a new face on for the world. I have changed the URL which may cause problems but will hopefully sort itself out in the end. Thanks for sticking with me this far!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

My Top 5 Drugstore Products - Beauty

Hey guys, so I have to admit I am a little bit of a product snob. I go for the high end brands over the drugstore alternatives 90% of the time. But, having said that I do have some products from the drugstore that I buy over and over.

No.1 - Palmers Cocoa Butter

This is a must have for me, I'm never without this. Its my staple body lotion, I love how this makes my skin feel, very moisturised and soft. Its not too thick, it doesn't leave me greasy and I love the smell! Above all, its a bargain at only £3.49 compared to my Lush Vanilla Dee-Lite at £10.75.

No.2 - Neutrogena Triple Action Cleansing Lotion

This lotion is not for the feint hearted, if you have sensitive skin, I definitely don't recommend using this. But if like me, you can use pretty much anything on your skin, then you may like it. I don't use this everyday, but whenever I'm feeling particulary spotty and greasy, this product comes to my rescue. You just put a little of the lotion on a cotton wool pad and sweep all over the face. One quick sweep of this and I instantly feel refreshed and clean! Priced at around £3.99.

No.3 - Tresemme Deep Conditioning Treatment

This hair treatment is honestly the best i've ever used. I have really thick, very curly and very frizzy hair. It gets extremely dry and needs a lot of moisture being put into it. This product is the best thing i've found to do this. I use after shampooing instead of a normal conditioner, leaving it on for about 10 minutes before rinsing it out. It leaves my hair feeling extremely soft and conditioned. I try to use it at least twice a week to keep my curls in the best condition possible. The best part for me is the price, £5.39 for a massive tub. One lasts me a very long time. If you haven't tried this yet, you really are missing out.

No.4 - Imperial Leather Foamburst Shower Gel

I got one of these for christmas in my stocking off my mom and dad and as an avid fan of Lush and Philosophy shower gels, I didn't have many expectations for this product. However, once I tried it, I loved it. I put just a little squirt on a shower puff which gives you an incredible lather and is enough to wash your whole body.  It doesn't leave your skin dry like I thought it would and they had a ton of scents to choose from. They even do a little mini one for traveling. These go for around £2.50 for a 200ml size.

No.5 - Blistex Intensive Moisturiser

I have a review of this product coming up soon and having only bought this recently, its a relatively new product in my favourites. In this cold weather my lips have been so sore and chapped, and this has the been the only thing to soothe them. I got mine for £1.49 from my local Bodycare, the best thing I have ever bought for my lips.

What are your drugstore favourites?? Is there anything i'm missing out on?? Let me know in the comments

Friday, 12 February 2010

FOTD: 06.02.10

This Saturday I went to my friend Michelle's Cocktails and Cupcakes party, I had such a good time. I was indeed very drunk, which led to my lack of blogging on Sunday. A day I had planned as a blogging day. But this weekend I will persevere, I have a ton of ideas, so keep tuned!

Anyways, here is my makeup for the party, I decided a smokey look was in order as I was wearing a black dress.

Products Used:

MUFE HD Foundation - No.115
MAC MSF Natural - Medium
MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NW15
Prescriptives Pressed Leaves Blush

Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Pots & Pans
Mac Eyeshadow - Phloof!, Silverthorn, Smoke & Diomonds, Apres-Ski & Mont Black
MUFE Aqua Eyes Eyeliner - Black
Covergirl Lash Blast Length Mascara
Elizabeth Arden Brow Powder - Brown

MAC Cremestick Liner - Gingeroot
MAC Lipstick - Creme d'Nude 

Friday, 5 February 2010

NOTD: China Glaze

Today I am wearing my new blue top, which put me in the mood for blue nails. So out comes my China Glaze Sky High-Top. Its a gorgeous medium toned blue, perfect for summer nails. Even though it is still winter, the sun is shining and i'm in a good mood! Enough of the dull and dreary, its time to pull out your brights!


Tuesday, 2 February 2010

January Snapshot

I saw this on the cupcakeswithcherries blog and I love it, here's my snapshot of what i've been upto in January!

Listening...Country Music, I found a CD I made ages ago under the seat of my car. It has my favourite country songs on it. Including... Dixie Chicks, Montgomery Gentry, Martina McBride, etc...

Reading...Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind, its really good actually.

Watching...The Vampire Diaries - I LOVE IT! I also have to give an honorable mention to Avatar, i've seen it twice in 3D and its absolutly amazing. I want to see it again before it finishes in the cinemas.

Buying...A new car! Woop woop! I'm getting a new Toyota Aygo, it should be ready in a couple of weeks, I can't wait!

Wanting...A Louis Vuitton Ellipse Handbag in Monogram Print

Trying...To save, I am a rubbish saver. I'm doing pretty good so far, I haven't bought any makeup since before christmas!

Loving...Seeing all my family at my Mom and Dad's party, getting a good deal on my iPhone upgrade, losing weight, new hair colour and our Spa weekend at Hoar Cross Hall !

Planning...a holiday to Tennessee with my friend Emily!

Making...A fashion/accessories wishlist scrapbook!

Writing...A journal, I have been writing in it everyday. Its quite theraputic at the end of the day to write down all my thoughts/feelings.

Cooking...Homemade soups, with the cold weather I got a Covent Garden soup recipe book and have made some delicious ones!

Inspired by...Gossip Girl, my Mom, Tumblr, Nina Dobrev, Jemima J (book by Jane Green).

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