Sunday, September 24, 2017

FIVE GOOD THINGS #2

I've not really been in the mood for blogging lately. I just don't seem to have the motivation to create any content that might even be in the slightest bit of interest to anyone...I suppose bloggers go through it a lot and I can honestly say that it is quite hard to get out of a slump when you get into one. 

I thought I'd try and post something positive and do another FIVE GOOD THINGS post because it's always nice to think about the good things that have happened lately instead of focusing on the shitty. So here's my second FIVE GOOD THINGS: 



1 - MY BIRTHDAY.
My birthday was on the 21st and, despite loathing it every year now, I actually had an okay day. I spent my morning in bed watching TV, refusing to move and wrapped up in my duvet. Then I showered, got dressed and was taken to see Kingman 2 by Alex. We then ordered takeaway and went to bed. On Friday evening he took me out for a meal at Chiquito's with his sister, her fella and his dad. It wasn't a brilliant meal but we all had a good time, a few drinks and a laugh which is all I wanted. So my 24th year on the planet kicked off with an okay bang.

2 - GAME OF THRONES.
At the beginning on this month I decided to watch Game of Thrones because I was sick of seeing it everywhere, sick of hearing people talking about it and no having a clue what it was about. So, I popped the first episode on and, even though there was far too many characters to keep track of, I ended up falling into the GOT trap and I am now on to season 4. 

3 - PHOTOSHOOT & DAY AT BRID.
Last Sunday, Alex, his family and I ventured out to Market Weighton to attend a professional photoshoot that his sister had won at a charity event. I didn't know what to expect as I'd never done anything like it but we all ended up really enjoying it. The photographer, James Anthony, was quite nice, if not a bit picky, and made us all have a laugh. From that we carried onto Bridlington for the day where we did all the touristy shit that you do; ate fish and chips near the sea, walked on the beach, went into all the souvenir shops, walked up and down the seafront and spent money in the arcades. Even though my feet hurt like fuck after, I had a really good day.

4 - QUIZZING.
Every Monday, Alex, his dad and I go to a pub quiz at Birchwood Farm and we've been on a bit of a losing streak a lately and were thinking of packing it in, but this past week we ended up winning 2/4 rounds, woop! I put it down to being my birthday week, but whatevs. We came away with a box of Maltesers and a crate of Cidre, which isn't bad for £1.

5 - MUSIC.
I've always loved music and this month has been one of my faves for new releases. I am in love with Kesha's new album, Rainbow, I cannot express how much I adore it. Her talent is amazing. Then there's the new Taylor Swift singles....I've not been big on Taylor since her country days slipped away, but her recent songs have drawn me back in slightly. Then there's the new The Killers album, which I have been waiting for for years now, I can't wait to give it a good listen and pick my favourite songs.

What have you been enjoying lately?
Laura x

Monday, September 11, 2017

Primark Harry Potter + Body Care Beauty | Haul | Sept 2017.

For the past few weeks I've been trying my best to get to my local Primark's to pick up some of their new Harry Potter range. It's safe to say that my locals (Barnsley & Wakefield) are only just getting the stuff in because there's hardly anything in. I'm keeping my eye out for the trainers and the bag....when they'll appear, who knows! I did pick up a couple of things from what was available though and I also popped into a couple of other shops to get some beauty bits.


As a plus sized girl Primark's standard sized clothes don't fit my body right, so I had a look in their PJ/lounge section on the off change their was a baggy top and found this amazing Marauder's Map shirt. I think it's supposed to be a nightie because it's quite long on me and usually Primark's stuff stops at my belly button. I tried it on and as it fits me properly I bought it to wear out and about as a normal top. No one can tell the different. (Pop over to my insta to see it on here) This beaut cost me just £5, which is a bargain! Next I picked up a pack of 3 Harry Potter trainer socks. I own a pack in a different HP design, so obviously I had to get these new ones as I love my trainer/ankle socks for when I'm wearing leggings. These cost me £2.50Finally, when I was queuing up I noticed these little Harry Potter foldaway shopping bags on the counter (well played, Primark, well played). I'm an arse for forgetting to take bags with me shopping so I thought this would be cute to pop in my handbag and take with me. It's not too big, but it'd do for little bits. This cost me £1.

So I got a Harry Potter shirt, socks and a foldaway bag for £8.50. Safe to say, I was one happy girl.


I also popped into Body Care, which is directly opposite my Primark shop, where I picked up a couple of beauty bits. First is the Beauty Formulas Deep Cleansing Nose Pore Strips, I swear by these. I've tried a lot of scrubs for my blackheads and nothing gets rid of them, but these little beauts pull them right out (gross, I know!) These cost me around £1. Next I picked up the Dove Original roll on deodorant. Again this is one of my holy grail products and I always repurchase this one. This cost me £1 also. Then I picked up the TECHNIC Megalash Volumising mascara. I've done a post on this (here) before and loved it, so I thought I'd repurchase as my other was getting a little worse for wear. This cost me around £2, maybe less. I then spotted the TECHNIC Get Gorgeous Highlighter which I've seen posted a fair bit lately, so I obviously bought it to 'try out for the blog'. This cost me £2 or £3

I also popped to Aldi for some shopping and was in dire need of some dry shampoo as my beloved Batiste had run out, so when I saw Aldi's own, Cien Sweet Pink Dry Shampoo, I thought I'd give it a whirl and see what it was like. This cost me £1.


Lastly, I did a minute order online at Superdrug where I bought the Colour B4 Hair Colour Remover. I'd been wanting to strip my hair back for a while this was on offer at the time, so I picked the extra strength formula to really get down to bare hair. I've done a couple of reviews of this before (here) and it's a really hit and miss product. Sometimes it works great, other times there's hardly any different. I did use this one and it barely touched the lengths of my hair. This cost me £6.66 on offer. To wrap up my little haul post, I plumped for this beautiful eyeshadow/highlighter 'Love the Revolution' palette by Makeup Revolution. I've been obsessed with highlighters lately and this one just drew me in. I have tested the colours and they're beautiful. I'll pop a post up on it soon! This beaut cost me just £4!

So, I don't think I did bad for under £30. I'm definitely going to looking out for more bargains on the run up to the C world (Christmas....I'm not rude!)
Laura x

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

FIVE MORE Chick Flicks for a Rainy Day.

Some months ago now I put up two posts on my blog (*here and *here) containing my favourite chick flicks to watch on a rainy day or when I'm bored or when I'm just stuck indoors. I had actually forgotten I'd done those posts and my follow ons got lost in the back of my head, but I am back to give you five more of my favourite chick flicks to watch on the upcoming dreary days of Autumn!


FIVE MORE CHICK FLICKS FOR A RAINY DAY

THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT
Alex bought me this for our anniversary a couple of years ago, we sat and watched it together and chuckled our heads off.... The movie follows the relationship between the newly engaged Tom and Violet, they've been together for a year and finally decided to get hitched but upon planning their dream wedding everything that can gets in the way and their wedding starts moving further away than they had planned.

This is a funny little movie that doesn't seen to get mentioned much. It's a couple of years old now, but it's still one of my favourites. Starring the likes of Jason Segel, Emily Blunt AND Chris Pratt, you just know you're in for a laugh. 

NO STRINGS ATTACHED
As you've seen in my previous posts, I'm a sucker for a romantic movie and this one sounded like the kind I would go for, so I sat and watched it hoping to be amazed.... This movie follows Emma and Adam who enter into a 'no strings attached' physical relationship, but as with all things like that, things start to get complicated when feelings start to develop between them both.

I've watched this one a few times now and, although, it's not my favourite it is a nice little movie. It's got a basic story that plays out like you'd pretty much expect it to, but it's nice to see it unravel anyway.

BURLESQUE
I love Christina Aguilera. She's been one of my faves since I was about 10 and saw her in concert on her Stripped tour (aaaah, memories!) so when I heard she was bringing a movie out, and it starred Cher, I knew I wanted to see it....This movie follows a small town waitress called Ali who ups and leaves her life behind for the bright lights of LA. Whilst there she becomes enthralled in the world of Burlesque and gets taken under the wing of former burlesque dancer, Tess.

I described pretty bad, but heyho, you get the jist. I adore this movie. The story isn't amazing, but it's worth the watch just for the music and the world of Burlesque is a very interesting place to be.

LEAP YEAR
I watch this movie at least 2-3 times a year. It's one of those movies that you can just pop on and watch with ease. It's straightforward, but keeps you interested until the end.... This one follows Anna, an American, who travels to Dublin to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day because, according to Irish tradition, if a woman proposes to a man on leap day then he will have to say yes. 

This is such a good little movie. I adore it. The characters all have their own quirks and it's nice to see the Irish countryside being featured in a movie!

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS
Similar to No Strings Attached, this movie follows Dylan and Jamie as they amicably decide to use each other for sex. When things start to get too much, feelings come into play and their plan for a feelings free relationship start to slip.

I like this movie a lot more than No Strings Attached. I think Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake share more chemistry than Ashton and Natalie. The story in this is also a lot better.

Have you seen any of these movies? Got any recommendations for me to watch?
Laura x