Monday, 4 February 2019

What I Watched: January 2019.

January has finally come to an end and it's the beginning of a brand new month, huzzah! I'm so glad we're over the first month of 2019 because it was dragging so bloody much. I'm really not liking this freezing weather either. I'm usually all for Winter but the radiators in my house don't work properly and it's so cold in my room that I'm sat in a fleece jacket just to stay warm. Ugh. Obviously, this colder weather has made me retreat into my bed and that has given me the opportunity to watch a couple of movies and even fit in some TV too. 


What I Watched: January 2019

Ready Player One | This was an odd film. I wanted to like it, I enjoyed the crossover from reality to gamer but it just confused me a little bit. Maybe I'll have to give it a rewatch and pay more attention.

Solo: A Star Wars Story | I've still yet to see all of the Star Wars movies, but I watched this one with Alex and I really enjoyed it. I obviously know of Han Solo and a bit of his story, so it was nice to see it come together and see Han meet Chewbacca.

The Mummy / The Mummy Returns | I've been a fan of these movies since being a kid so I like to pop them on now and again and give them a rewatch. I've still not bothered with the ones minus Rachel Weisz. They always ruin films when they replace the original actors.

Funny Cow | Alex wanted to watch this movie and sort of sold it to me as a comedy, but it was far from it. It was too depressing for me, I wasn't really into it at all. Sorry, Al.

Clue | I've never played Cluedo, but this movie caught my eye when we were looking through NowTV, so we popped it on. It wasn't as good as I'd hoped, but it was an enjoyable whodunnit.

Murder On The Orient Express | I had a taste for mystery after watching Clue, so we watched this the night after. I really enjoyed it. I didn't have any clue who the killer was so it was fun to figure out. (I couldn't get over the moustache, sorry Kenneth).

Operation Finale | Alex is a fan of war movies, WW2 to be specific, so now and again we will watch a war film that's come out. This wasn't what I expected at all, but I actually liked the movie. It's not something everyone would like, but it was interesting.

Stranger Than Fiction | I was liking the story up until a certain point and then it just confused me. After that, I couldn't really get into it and it left so many questions unanswered. It was just odd. I liked the concept, but it was odd.

Besides the movies, I managed to watch several stand up DVDs like Jon Richardson's Old Man and several of Bill Bailey's DVDs as I got tickets for Alex to see him in June so I wanted to see what I was in for. I also watched the entire series of Miranda, which I love so much and I am now in between watching Gossip Girl and Brooklyn 99. Can't you just tell I love TV and movies?
Laura x

Saturday, 2 February 2019

2018 Reading Challenge - Update.

Back at the beginning of 2018 I bought myself a notebook and decided to start a bullet journal. The first page I wrote into that bullet journal was my goals for the year and one of them was a reading challenge. I set myself the challenge of reading 15 books in 2018. 


This may not be a lot for some people but I tend to take a while to finish books, especially if I lose interest in them midway through like I tend to do a lot. I don't know why I take ages to get through books, I really don't. I used to speed my way through them back when Harry Potter books were being released. I got bought a Kindle by my Mum years ago though and I HAVE noticed that I take longer to read a book on there than I would if I had a physical copy. I think it's a psyche thing where I like to see the progress I've made with an actual book rather than a percentage on the Kindle....anyone else like that? So here's how I got on:  


WHAT I READ IN 2018 

Naked Heat by 'Richard Castle'.
Written by a ghostwriter, these are the books that the character Richard Castle writes within the TV series, Castle. When I was younger I bought the first book and didn't think much to it, too many characters, but I decided to give them another go after I finished watching the show and I wasn't really blown away by the second one either. I might read the rest in the future but they're not something I'm too bothered about really. 3/5.

Darker by E L James.
I've admitted on here before that I'm a fan of the Fifty Shades series and although I am a little bit ashamed to admit it, I don't care. I love the smuttiness of it. Oh err. So I decided to give the story from Christian's POV another read and it is what it is. I mean, it's crap, but I actually like the characters. Sue me. 3/5.

Fifty Shades Freed by E L James.
I read that one ^^ then wanted to conclude the series, so I read the third book from Anastasia's POV. I'm hoping another book gets released from Christian's POV because it's just incomplete and it's annoying me. 2/5.

Simon vs The Homosapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
When the movie got released for this book, I really wanted to watch it but I like to read the books first before I see the film to compare. So I held off seeing the film and read this first and I wasn't disappointed. Both the book and film are amazing. 4/5.

What To Say Next by Julie Bauxum.
I read this book way back in April, so I'm a bit hazy on the story now, but I marked it down as four stars in my bullet journal, so I must have liked it....even if I can't really remember it. I think I'll give it another read soon. 4/5.

Eleonor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.
This book was a hard one to get through. I really had to force myself to complete it because I got really bored with it and the character was annoying the fuck out of me. It took a whole month to finish it but when I finally did I was glad I'd read it. If you want to read it or are reading it, stick at it it's worth it. 2/5.

Still Me by Jojo Moyes.
I read the previous two books in this series - loved the first, was a bit meh about the second. This one was just odd. It almost felt like a completely different character and I'm not sure I really like it as much as the other ones. It's weird to read a series of books where a main character from the first book isn't in the rest....but it was an okay read and nice to see where Lou ended up I suppose. 3/5.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.
I put off watching the movie so that I could read the book first and I'm a bit disappointed I bothered. Both the book and movie were a letdown. The story was fine, the characters were fine but it ended a bit shitty, I'd have liked to have seen a bit more of what happened AFTER. 2/5.


To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han.
We all know about this movie, but in this case, I actually saw the film before reading the book, which is new for me. I really enjoyed the movie and have seen it several times already, so I decided to give the books a go. I got through this one in about a week, which is good for me, and really enjoyed...maybe more so than the movie. 4/5.

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han.
The second book in the Lara Jean series was okay. It wasn't anything special, definitely not as good as the first book was but I'm excited to see the movie when it gets released later this year. It'd better be good and not like the book.... 3/5.

Forever and Always, Lara Jean by Jenny Han.
I'm a third of the way through this book and have been since December. It's a bit boring compared to the first two and the second one wasn't too grand. I will rate it when I finally finish it.

I only managed to read 9.5 books in 2018, which I'm rather proud of if I'm honest. It's not quite the 15 I challenged myself to, but it'll do. I've yet to finish reading the last Lara Jean book and I've got You (the tv series book) sat waiting for me to open on my bookshelf so those two will be my first two reads of 2019 hopefully.

2019's reading challenge is just the 12 books. One a month should be doable. Fingers crossed I pick some good books! Recommendations are welcome!
Laura x

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Revolution Beauty - Sale Haul.

Since Christmas, I've been on quite a tight budget as it wiped out a lot of my savings. I say all the time that I'm not going to go overboard at Christmas because the people I buy for a very ungrateful, but me being me, I ended up going over the top and buying everyone nice little bits (do you do that too?). So at the beginning of this month (6000 days ago), I promised myself that I'd stick to a budget over the next few months and surprisingly I have.

BUT when I saw on Facebook that Revolution Beauty, one of my favourite brands, were having a big sale, obviously, I couldn't pass that up, especially with prices starting at just 50p! I didn't go wild though, I begrudgingly stuck to a budget of under £10 and I actually did pretty good out of it. Here's what I got:

WHAT I GOT in the REVOLUTION BEAUTY SALE


DGJ Organics Thickening Conditioner - RRP £5 - Sale £1
I've never tried anything from this brand before, haircare wise, so I decided to give this conditioner a go. My hair's been having a fit lately and I seem to be losing more and more every day (thanks PCOS), so for a £1 I thought I'd give this thickening conditioner a try. I can't use the shampoo with it due to its ingredients, so we'll see how this fairs on its own. It smells lovely though.


Revolution My Sign Complete Eye Base Virgo - RRP £5 - Sale £1.50
I tend to hate gimmicky bits like this, but I really like the packaging (bad Laura) and the colours on the wheel actually look like ones I'd use so I thought I'd give it a shot. The colours aren't too pigmented from the swatches I've done (I'll post about this on its own later on), but we'll see how they blend out when applied properly.


Freedom Makeup London Pro Lipstick Noir Collection - RRP £5 - Sale £2.50
At 50p a lipstick I couldn't really say no to these, but when I ordered I ordered the Nude collection of these sets but got sent the Noir one sent instead, which I don't think I will use considering they're all darker tones, which kinda pisses me off but when I emailed them I got told they'd sold all the nudes, so I might put these on eBay or do a giveaway. Undecided yet. I have swatched them and they're all very pigmented, so we'll see.


Freedom Makeup London Pro Highlighters - Brighten & Diffused - RRP £3 - Sale £1.50 each
I've only really just got into highlighting my face. As someone with an oily/combo skin type I've never seen highlighting as a good thing for me as I usually always look dewy anyway, but I saw these and thought I'd give them a whirl. I have tried one of them and it's lovely on, but has quite a bit of glitter in the product, so not sure how this would look like as an everyday glow.


Revolution Vivid Baked Blusher -  
Loved Me The Best & One For Playing Games - RRP £2 - Sale 75p each.
I've never been one for blushers either, but for 75p a pop I couldn't leave them. These two are really lush shades and are quite pigmented when applied. I'm not sure if the pinker one really suits me as it makes me look a little bit flushed, but they're really nice blushers and well worth the 75p.

Most of the items I got are still on sale, some may have sold out, but there's still a lot to choose from if you're wanting to pick up some bargains. I got all of this lot for £9.50 and it should've been £25 altogether, so I'm not angry that I broke my own promise!

Since writing this post I have made another order on Revolution Beauty, which is due in a few days, so I will probably be adding another post up showing what I chose for that order too. Exciting!

Have you bought anything in the sales lately?
Laura x

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

What I Watched: December 2018.

Happy New Year dear blogger friends! I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and a safe, yet insane, New Year. December wasn't a terrible month for me, I must admit. I wasn't expecting much from Christmas itself as I sort of hate it now that my Mum isn't here, but it actually turned out okay and I'm quite grateful for that. I spent Christmas Day and New Year with my boyfriend and his family, so it's them I should really thank for keeping me sane, happy and drunk this festive season. 

Christmas, of course, brings us the amazingly cheesy festive films that we all have seen a million times but still end up wanting to watch over Christmas anyway. I, myself, am definitely someone that looks forward to the Christmas movies coming out so December's watchlist includes quite a few festive faves!

(I decorated Alex's house for him and his dad)

What I Watched: December 2018

The Jungle Book | I've never seen the original Jungle Book movie, so I went into this not knowing much about it, but it was an okay film, nothing really special.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding | Last year's A Christmas Prince was a hit on Netflix so I had to watch it to see what the fuss was about and honestly I quite liked it. The second one was not as good as the first, but corny enough for a watch.

National Lampoon: Christmas Vacation | I liked this movie, but I found myself getting a bit annoyed at some parts of it. Like how can people be so silly. It's not one that's getting added to my annual Christmas watch list.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas | Last month I went to see the latest incarnation of The Grinch and really enjoyed it. Obviously, the Jim Carrey version is everyone's fave so I gave it a watch and quite liked that too. Taylor Momsen as an innocent little girl is weird to see. (I love The Pretty Reckless).

Snowed Inn Christmas | I love One Tree Hill, so when I saw Haley James Scott was in a Christmas movie I had to watch it and I'm really glad I did. This is a really cute, easy watch movie. It's totally predictable, but I loved it. It's definitely one for the list for next Christmas.

A Royal Christmas | This movie was picked solely because I recognised Gretchen from Mean Girls was in it. Once again it was a movie surrounding some form of royalty, but I actually enjoyed this. I didn't expect much from it, but it was pretty good.

A Bramble House Christmas | This movie I watched because Ketch from Supernatural was in it and I'd not seen David Hadyn Jones in anything else and it turned out to be a nice surprise. I really liked this one and will be adding it to my list.

The Muppets Christmas Carol | I'd never seen this movie before because I don't like the muppets. *cowers in a corner* They just aren't for me. BUT I did like this movie. The fact that THE Michael Caine plays against a whole cast of Muppets is amazing.

Christmas Carol Goes Wrong | So this isn't strictly a movie, but I adore this cast so much. If you haven't seen anything by Mischief Theatre you are missing out. "FOR EVERYONE AT CHRISTMAS LOVED GOUUUUJONS!"

Death on the River Tyne | Me and Alex watched the 'Murder of the Blackpool Express' movie last year and enjoyed it, so obvs we watched the follow-up. It's basic shitty British humour and blase acting, but it was fun to watch and play along guessing the murderer.

Elf | CLASSIC.

Get Santa | We discovered this movie a few years ago and have watched it every Christmas since. It's such a cute, festive, family-friendly film and Jim Broadbent as Santa is hilarious.

The Christmas Chronicles | This was another one that surprised me. I wanted to watch it after seeing the trailer and I'm glad I did. It reminded me a little of how Santa Clause the movie starts off, but I enjoyed how this one flowed better.

The Inbetweeners 1 & 2 | These I watched whilst Alex was at work just to pass the time. I've never watched The Inbetweeners tv show,  but I do quite like the movies. I do plan on watching the TV show this year though.

BlackkKlansman | This movie really shocked me and made me feel a bit sick if I'm honest. The kind of hate that these people build up is disgusting. I will never understand people like the KKK. The movie was so well written and acted, it's definitely one of my favourites I've seen of 2018.
Laura x

Friday, 21 December 2018

My Current Makeup Routine.

If you've been paying much to attention to my blog lately (I won't be mad if you haven't) you may have noticed that I haven't posted anything beauty related in a really long time. I mentioned in a blog post some months ago now that I wanted to steer away from the beauty aspect of my blog and focus mostly on things that I like. Don't get me wrong, makeup and beauty are still a part of that list but I'm just not that into all the new products and brands coming out. Being on a tight budget doesn't really help either, so chuff knows how you all do it every week! With that being said though I thought I would pop a little beauty post in now since these photos have been on my phone a while.


MY CURRENT MAKEUP ROUTINE

FACE
A while ago now the Seventeen makeup range had a massive sale on the Boots website and was selling everything off really cheap including their 'Stay Time' foundation at just £1.75 a bottle, so I thought I would treat myself and bought a bunch of stuff from them including a couple of bottles of the foundation. So this has naturally been my go-to for the past month or so. That being said, I'm not actually that big a fan of this foundation as it can go slightly cakey on my skin, but I'm just sticking with it until I've used it all. (I use the shade Ivory, just FYI)

To give my skin more of a warmer tone during these dark Winter days I've been using Revolution's Ultra Bronze powder just to give my skin a little bit of a glow and give it some colour. Without the sun this pale girl needs to find some glow from somewhere and for me, I think this powder is one of my favourites to do this.

On top of that bronzer, I add a slight feathering of Technic's Get Gorgeous Highlighting Powder to my cheeks, nose, philtrum and brow bone. I've not quite gotten into the highlighting trend but I saw this Technic one and thought it was really pretty, so I gave it a go and now I just swipe a little bit on and go. It's cheap but it does what any £40 one would imo.

To set all that stuff into place, I use Seventeen's Miracle Matte Pressed Powder. I'd never tried this before the sale on Boots but I bought one and fell in love with it, so I went back on and stocked up as I think they were something like £1.25 each which is amazing. This is definitely up there with Rimmel's pressed powder for me. (I use shade Ivory Porcelain)

EYES/BROWS
For my brows, I have been using the Olivia Hale Eyebrow Pallet from Home Bargains. I bought this expecting nothing from it as it was under £2, but I've been pleasantly surprised. The powder and gel are very much like the ones found in more expensive palettes so for the price I'd definitely recommend giving it a go. One tip I could give though is to use your own brushes to apply as the ones with the pallet are a bit shit. (I use the pallet in 'brown')

For my eyeshadow, I've been using the Two-Faced Sweet Peach palette. I got gifted this by my friend last year and I am in awe of it. I could never justify spending so much on makeup, so I cherish this palette. I have been loving the peach tones in the set and they have been my go-to for quite a while now. I just love how they look with my eye colour. It really makes them pop.

To lengthen my lashes, I've been using a really old (don't judge me) Clinique High Impact mascara. Knowing I can't afford to buy this again is painful so I've just been trying to scrape every last bit of product out of it because I love it so much. It's definitely one of my favourite mascaras.

Finally to add some definition to my eyes, I have been using Soap & Glory's Crazy Sexy Kohl liner. This is my all time favourite liner. I got it in a giftset a while ago and it's been my staple ever since. I love to enhance my eyes as I think they're my best feature and this does an amazing job of that. (I use the limited edition twist up eyeliner in 'Smoulder')

You'll notice that there is no lip products in this post and that's because my lips have been extremely dry since the cold weather hit, so I've just been using good old Vaseline to keep them from getting chapped.



What products have you been using lately?
Laura x

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

What I Watched: November 2018.

December is my absolute favourite time of the year and I am so here for the next month, you wouldn't believe. I can't wait for the songs that I've heard every year since I was born and yet love hearing played a million times throughout the month, the movies I've seen a hundred times but always check to see if they're going to be on telly, the lights that just make anywhere seem warmer and the atmosphere that buzzes around you wherever you go. It's just...amazing. I'm so looking forward to this month, yaaaas!


What I Watched: November 2018

Fifty Shades Trilogy | I admit I watch this series a few times a year. I know some hate them and think they're gross, but I love them. Corn and horn in one. And Jamie Dornan. And Dakota Johnson.

Bridget Jones' Diary 1 & 2 | I adore these movies so much. I'm yet to get a love for the third one but I love to rewatch the first two films because they're gold. Bridget Jones is a boss. I love her.

The Grinch | I've never seen the original cartoon or Jim Carrey movie so I went into the cinema with no real idea of how the movie would go but I loved it. It was really cute, snowy and sometimes funny. I'm looking forward to watching the older ones over Christmas.

The Princess Switch | I adored Vanessa Hudgens in HSM, so I thought with this being a Christmas movie I'd give it a watch. It was typical cheese with a blase storyline, but it was cute and festive. Worth a watch if you're into chick flicks.

What have you been watching lately?
Laura x

Monday, 5 November 2018

What I Watched: October 2018.

The heating's turned up, the blankets are out and the big fluffy socks are on. It's well and truly Autumn now and I am over the moon! Autumn has always been my favourite season of the year and I can't tell you how excited I am and calm I feel seeing all the beautiful colours.

October wasn't really a month for new movies. I kinda got into a rut and ended up watching movies that I've seen previously, maybe on numerous occasions, because I just wanted to watch films that I didn't have to pay full attention to. You know what I mean. Plus I've been caught up in all the wrestling that's been on this past month, so I've not really had time to watch many movies anyway. 


What I Watched: October 2018

To All The Boys I've Loved Before | I've seen this about 5 times now and I love it. I adore the characters of Lara-Jean and Peter Kavinsky. They are so cute. I'm currently reading the final book of the trilogy, so fingers crossed they have a happy ending!

The Duff | This is one of those films that I pop on in the background whilst I clean my room but end up sitting on my bed watching it. I adore it. It's definitely up there in my top 10 chick flicks.

Jurassic World | A few months ago I got obsessed with these films and just popped this one on randomly one night whilst I was on my laptop. It's not as good as the original film, but it's got Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, so I'm okay with that.

Jeepers Creepers 3 | The first film in this trilogy freaked me out as a kid when I watched it. I don't know how I came to be watching it on my own in my parent's room, but it happened. Having watched the films in later life I just had to watch the final one, so Alex and I finally sat down and watched it, but it definitely didn't live up to the first films hype.

Frozen | I gave into the hype of this film earlier on in the year and finally, FINALLY, managed to get Alex to watch it with me. Safe to say he wasn't really 'into it', but it's definitely a film that you can't get away from and I love it.

Aladdin | I saw a pantomime of Aladdin at the beginning of the year and had no idea what was going on. I'd never seen Aladdin before, so when the live action trailer came out I decided that I wanted to finally watch it in prep to see that. It's an okay film, but not really my taste. *audible gasps*

Breakfast at Tiffany's | Audrey Hepburn has always been in my sights growing up. My Mum had her pictures all around the house on canvases and I always thought she was beautiful. Breakfast at Tiffany's is obviously one of her most famous movies, so I decided to start my Audrey Hepburn binge with this film. It wasn't what I expected, at all, but I adored it.

Thirteen Ghosts | I've seen this film multiple times, never from the beginning though. I'm not really one for horror films but I saw this when I was younger and thought it was intriguing. It's also got Tony Shalhoub and Matthew Lillard in it, so that makes it worth watching.

What films have you been watching this month?
Laura x

Saturday, 6 October 2018

What I Watched: September 2018.

September wasn't a very good month for movie watching as I was away for a week on holiday (wooo) and I've been more interested in watching Monk and Brooklyn 99 than I have movies, so the list below is a little short. Hopefully, I'll have more time next month to fit in some movies!


WHAT I WATCHED IN SEPTEMBER

SPF 18 | After watching To All The Boys I've Loved Before, I went on a little bit of a Noah Centineo marathon and this one was one of the films I'd not seen of his....and, now after having watched it, I wish I hadn't bothered. Considering it isn't even an hour and a half long, I didn't expect it to be that good. The story was boring, the acting was boring and the best part about it was the last minute.

SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER | Another film starring Noah Centineo. This one wasn't actually too bad. I totally disagree with the concept and the catfishing story, but I enjoyed the film. For once though I found myself rooting for the bully and not the 'victim'. Sierra did not deserve a happy ending.

CROCODILE DUNDEE 1, 2 & 3 | I used to watch Crocodile Dundee as a kid and always remembered having a great love for the first movie, so I decided to give it a rewatch now as a 25-year-old and I really enjoyed it. Obviously being the movie junkie I am, I decided to watch the two sequels. The second one was a little bit meh and the third instalment was round about the same. They had their moments, but I think they were just milking it too much at that point.

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING | I've wanted to watch this movie for THE longest but I also wanted to do it after I'd finished reading the book. Me being me though took forever to finally get around to reading the book and when I did I was a bit underwhelmed and unsure about the movie. BUT I watched it and it was okay. It wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be, but it's worth a watch.

THE KISSING BOOTH | I watched this on Netflix after it popped up as a recommendation and I'm so glad I did. It's a typical teen story that you'll probably read from the bat, but it was a nice watch and I actually liked the main character in this one. It's worth a watch if you have Netflix.
*image found on google images


What have you been watching lately?

Laura x

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Skegness, September 2018.


A Much Needed Break Away


The past few months have been quite testing for me and my boyfriend with multiple losses within our families, so when we got offered a free holiday we jumped at the chance. Alex, his sister, her husband, his dad and I all trammed 100 miles South to the seaside town of Skegness, or Skeg Vegas to some. I'd been to Butlins as a kid (I mean, who didn't?) but never actually went into the town itself so it was a nice change and chance to explore somewhere new.

The caravan we stayed in was only a 10-minute walk from Fantasy Island, which had roller coasters, rides, food stalls and, my favourite, a massive market, so we ended up spending a lot of time there. I'm uncomfortable with rollercoasters so I left them for Alex and his sister to go on, while I shopped around the market and spoiled myself with some new clothing.

We went into Skegness town a couple of times and did all the holidaymaker things like we went into the arcades and wasted a tonne of money on the bandits (it got to a point where I started splashing out on the 2p machines because I developed a gambling problem), we had a wander along the beach front, we bought some rock and sweets from the stalls, we had fresh doughnuts with ice cream, we explored all the different cafes and restaurants and we even found ourselves a pub quiz to go to. Sadly we didn't win the quiz but I managed to bag myself the £100 jackpot on the bandit! (YAY ME!)

I'm a sucker for wildlife places (I've been to the YWP 5 times) so we walked almost two miles to the Natureland reserve and saw some beautiful rescued seals, meerkats, butterflies and even some crocodiles (which scared the shit out of me). We also visited the Aquarium where we went around like kids filling in a quiz sheet so that we could win some 'treasure'...which turned out to be a single chocolate coin! 

On one of the last nights there, we all ended up in the Buzz Bar as a band was playing and we all got bladdered. You know I'm drunk when I'm on the dancefloor and yelling the words to Mr Brightside. Even though it ended on a sour note, I still enjoyed the fuck out of that night and will hold it up as one of the best of the year.

Coming home was a sad day. Having really enjoyed the holiday, going back to reality was a kick in the arse but at least I got to write this post! 
Laura x

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

What I Watched: August 2018.

The beginning of September was the best time I've had all year. Alex, his family and I got to go away on a little holiday for the week for the first time in over six years. Granted it was a week with five of us all stuffed into a caravan in Skegness but it was a break and I enjoyed the fuck out of it. We shopped, wasted our money in the arcades, walked on the pebbly beach, got pissed off our tits on Desperados and stuffed our faces with fish and chips. It was heaven. I'm absolutely gutted that we're back home because it was a week full of freedom and fun and that's exactly what I've been needing. I'll post a few more pictures in a separate post since this is my movies post. I just needed a photo to break it up! 


WHAT I WATCHED: AUGUST 2018.

Jackass / Jackass 2 | I watched these as a kid and found them fucking hilarious, nowadays not so much. They're okay for a watch now and again, but they aren't movies that I'd randomly want to pop on if I fancied watching a movie.

Identity Thief | I adore Melissa McCarthy and everything she's been in and this is no different. It can be a bit over the top in places but I think that's what makes it funny. She's a very funny, beautiful woman and will always be Sookie St James to me.

Tammy | I fell asleep the first time Alex and I tried watching this, so automatically I thought that it wasn't a good movie, but it's got Melissa in so I had to give it another try and I'm glad I did because I love it. It's funny but also has some real shit in the story that people can relate to.

Keeping Up With The Joneses | I wanted to watch this for a while and although I found some bits of it hilarious, it was just a bit too over the top for my liking. I still liked it though, might give it a rewatch later on.

Bedazzled | I watched this as a kid and thought it was so good. I had a major crush on Brendan Fraser during his The Mummy days, so I watched a couple of his other films too. I managed to convince Alex to watch it with me and now that I've seen it again as an adult...I'm not too impressed.

Wrongfully Accused | I did enjoy this film to some extent but I feel like if you've seen one Leslie Nielson movie you've seen them all.

Monty Python & the Life of Brian | Monty Python is not my cup of tea at all, but Alex loves them, so being the nice girlfriend that I am I watched this with him. I don't get their sense of humour and thought the film was a bit boring.

The Escort | I've seen this movie before and really like it. To me, it's sort of like what Pretty Woman would've been like if it had been more realistic. It's a nice little film, don't let the fact that it's about an escort put you off giving it a watch.

To All The Boys I've Loved Before | Finally, my favourite of this month's movies. TATBILB is the perfect chick flick. It's got a corny AF storyline, cute boys and romance. It's the 10 Things of the 21st century. I've seen this three times so far and each time I love it even more. I'd definitely recommend this to all the chick flick lovers out there.

Laura x