Wednesday, 19 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 features rollercoasters, rides, food stalls and, my favourite, a massive market, so we ended up spending a lot of time here. 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 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 (aka Skeg Vegas), 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, ha! 


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.

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.

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 (Rick was fit as fuck), 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 (not to mention PK). I'd definitely recommend this to all the chick flick lovers out there.

What movies have you been watching lately? Got any recommendations for me?
Laura x

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

PS... My Perfect Colour Matte Foundation Review | Nude Beige

Finding the perfect foundation has always felt like a real quest for me. Whether it be finding the perfect colour match, the perfect formulation or the perfect coverage, I've never found that one foundation that had all of those things....until now. 

Say hello to the PS...My Perfect Colour foundation!

This foundation has set off quite a bit of a buzz throughout the beauty blogging community and, obviously, being a blogger (albeit a bad one) I just HAD to try it. After several unsuccessful trips to my local Primark store, I finally got my hands on the little glass bottle. 

The PS... My Perfect Colour foundation has caused quite a stir with many comparing it to the extremely pricey Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. Having never used the Estee Lauder foundation I can't attest to those claims BUT I can give you my honest thoughts about it based on using the foundation alone.

Having used the tube version of the My Perfect Colour foundation I wasn't expecting a lot from this one, I assumed it was just the same formula in new packaging but I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this for the first time. The formula in this foundation is quite a bit thicker than the previous version which I really love because it enables me to use less of the product when applying with a beauty blender. One small splodge covers my entire face!

Below are images of the left side of my face, which I consider to be my 'worst side'. I have pimple scars, spots, redness and my lovely stubble which shows through around my chin and neck area.

Had I not taken these photos myself I would've said the bottom one was airbrushed, but I swear that that picture is just me wearing the foundation. In just one application, the PS...My Perfect Colour foundation covered every flaw that I have. It's safe to say that I was blown away by the results. Never did I image a £5 foundation from Primark of all places(!) would give me results as good as this!

Above: foundation, powder, highlighter and mascara.

The foundation comes in several different shades including a porcelain, which for once in my life I found to be too light! So here I am wearing the shade 'Nude Beige' which blends perfectly into my skin and gives me an amazingly even complexion. It's oil-free too so it gives me the perfect matte finish, which as an oily babe I am super grateful for! It also contains SPF 15 so it's been helping to keep my skin safe in the recent heatwave.

I am honestly in love with this foundation. I cannot pick at anything about it. I'm 'shook' as all the kids say. I'm definitely popping to my local Primark soon to stock up!

Have you tried the PS My Perfect Colour foundation? Thoughts?
Laura x

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

What I Watched: July 2018.

So, we're two weeks into August already and I'm only just typing this post out. I'm sorry. I've been preoccupied for the past month and my blog's been just about the furthest thing from my mind. My boyfriend lost his Mum almost four weeks ago now and I've been at his house since trying to help him and his family out. As you can imagine, it's been a hard time for us all and for me, it's brought back a lot of feelings and grief from when I lost my own Mum. We all feel a bit lost still now a month on, but we've been making sure we stay grounded and keep each other going. Come night time guaranteed we'll be sat watching either a movie or, as of late, an episode of Monk. That's where most of the movies on my list were watched, so here we go.

Legend. I hate the story, but love Tom Hardy. He was amazing as both lead characters.
Sherlock Holmes/Sherlock Holmes 2. I wanted to like these, but I could barely hear what they said.
Beauty and the Briefcase. I liked this. It was cheesy AF, but Hilary Duff's in it and I love her.
Starstruck. Another cheeseball, but it's definitely one of my favourite Disney Channel films.
Kong: Skull Island. I've never seen the first movie, but I really liked this.
Star Trek trilogy. These aren't my cup of tea, I didn't get really get them, but enjoyed them anyway.
Wayne's World 2. A classic. Not as good as the first, but still a classic. 🤘
Mystery Men. This is an odd movie. Early Ben Stiller. It was okay, nothing too special though.
Logan Lucky. I didn't understand the beginning but thought the ending was pretty great.
The Ringer. Johnny Knoxville movie. You know it's gonna be stupid. Not for the easily offended.
Victoria and Abdul. I wanted to see this for ages and I really enjoyed it. Judi Dench is a queen.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Not my cup of tea. Alex's faves. It was meh. Sorry.
Galaxy Quest. This is a classic 90's movie and I love it.

What have you been watching lately? Have you got any recommendations?
Laura x