Showing posts from November, 2014

Mockingjay Part One: Film Review.

Release Date (UK): 20/11/2014
 Rating: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Phillip Seymour-Hoffman, Julianne Moore.

Caution: Contains spoilers for the other books and films.  When I started reading the Hunger Games back in early 2010, I never imagined it would produce a set of blockbusting films in the subsequent years to come.  Not to say it wasn't worthy of a book to film deal, the story, characters and plot are incredible; I just didn't imagine it.  I remember being recommended the book by a fellow book blogger, Sophie, on one of her mailbox posts and I was thoroughly intrigued.  A book about the future, a book about a dystopian society where inhabitants are split into districts, serving a power-hungry and oppressive capitol. A book about a society which makes young 'tributes' fight in a dangerous and televised battle to the death?  
So, three books and two films later; here we are.  Whilst I did enjoy the first two films, The Hunger Games and Catching…

Lushy goodness: Lush mini-haul.

One of my favourite brands of bathing, skincare and haircare is Lush.  I absolutely adore most of their products. I love the fact that their vegetarian and partly vegan and they don't test on animals.  Here's a cheeky mini-haul and part review of what I got from Lush this week.

 Firstly, I wanted a natural moisturiser that was a bit lighter, I've been using Soap and Glory's Sugar Crush Body Butter (the scent is amazing) but it feels a bit heavy on the skin for an every day use.  I tried a bit of this in the shop and the scent is sweet but subtle.  I tried it when I got home and it feels really light on your skin and the scent lasts all day.  I found this ideal in a moisturiser.  It's £12.95, so a tad pricey for every day use but like most things with Lush, you get what you pay for, and this is divine; it's vegan too.  
I also bought a Rose Jam bubbleroon but I used half of that in the bath last night.  This smells like my all-time favourite Lush scent of the s…

The trip of a lifetime.

In February of next year I will be embarking on my first lone travel experience.  I've travelled to different countries in Europe and various cities in the UK; but this will be my first trip outside of Europe.  I'm embarking on what is essentially the trip of a lifetime.  It's expensive and has taken some careful, regimented planning on my part.  But I feel it will be totally worth the effort.

For years I've wanted to travel.  I considered going to Nepal, India, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.  All these countries appeal to my interests.  My dream, since I was a small child, was to visit Machu Picchu.  My mum has this big, coffee table style aerial photograph book.  It was full of pictures of the incredible ancient Inca sites.  I was instantly hooked.  This mysterious, incredible place was somewhere I simply had to go.

After seeing some friends of mine travel around South America, I decided to have a think.  I'm 25 years old, I've never travelled - and these…