Saturday, 28 March 2015

REVIEW: Insurgent

I watched this last weekend as part of my birthday and really enjoyed it - minus all the loud, jumpy gunshots (I'm a sensitive soul!). 
It followed on nicely from the first film, Divergent, and what I liked most was that the relationship between Tris and Four really developed and they grew stronger as individuals too in order to fight and stand up to the evil Jeanine!

I thought Naomi Watts played a very good Evelyn (I'm not going to say what/who she is but you'll understand when you watch the film!) and I liked that Four's past was explored quite a bit, as we knew quite a lot about Tris after the first film and so I think it was right to explore Four a bit more in this film.

Another thing I really liked was the sense that everything was so dramatic and that time really was of the essence, without giving too much away, time really is running out for Tris as she's desperate to not be found as Jeanine tries to hunt her down (not personally though of course!)
The only thing I didn't like was the ending as I felt like the film series could have just ended there, maybe the third film will follow on nicely but the cliffhanger ending I was anticipating didn't arrive.

Overall, I really did enjoy this film (as jumpy as it was for me) and I am looking forward to seeing the final chapter on screen (hopefully) next year by the sounds of it!

Abi :)

Friday, 27 March 2015

REVIEW: W7 Big Lash Mascara

Mascaras for me have always been a bit of a grey area, I tend to have oily skin around my eyes so a lot of mascaras smudge on me, but after spending a lot of time browsing W7's products I decided to take a gamble and try out their Big Lash Mascara.

I'm really happy I did! For around £4 my eyelashes were a lot more defined - more so than any other mascara I have used - they were a lot darker and longer too. What I liked most about this product was the way it made my eyelashes fan out, even my bottom lashes looked visible which for me was a big deal!
Abi :)

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

What I Did For My Birthday

Hi chums!
I had probably the best birthday yet last weekend so I thought I'd tell/show you what I got up to!
This has to be one of the nicest things to wake up to on your birthday! I got so many lovely and feel so lucky, if you haven't already and you're interested then check out what I got in my previous post!
Birthday cake!
I then drove to Cabot Circus (Bristol) where my boyfriend and I did a bit of shopping before going to the cinema and watching Focus - it was very good!
We then went to Za Za Bazaar which was lovely and then went out for a few drinks!
The next day was a lot more relaxing, we went to a spa in Gloucester where we had a back, neck and shoulder massage and full use of their pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room! After that we got a lunch which was included in our pay package so that was nice! In the evening we drove back to Somerset and went to see Insurgent, this was so good but very jumpy for someone whose not too keen on loud noises!
The last day of the weekend was spent at the beach to enjoy the sunshine! We also went to an arcade where we lost all of our money on 2p machines!!

Abi :)

Monday, 23 March 2015

What I Got For My Birthday

I was absolutely spoilt on my birthday and I feel so lucky to have so many lovely people who care about me and who bought me such amazing presents! I am in no way boasting or bragging about what I got, I honestly appreciate every one of them, but I thought it would be nice to do a post on what I got seeing as I barely posted last week - shameful I know!

Abi :)

p.s. a lot of family members helped pay for my car (my first eek!) it isn't something I get every birthday!