Friday, 23 May 2014

Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Spoiler Free

So I went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past yesterday.
My feelings for this movie can be summed up in a single word: asdfghjkl!
It was freaking incredible, to top things off too, I went to an Everyman Cinema to watch it.

Now if you don't know what an Everyman Cinema is, it's a cinema that has sofas instead of rows of chairs, a bar that you can buy alcoholic drinks at and then take into the the screen. Pizza that you can buy and bring back to the little table that you have. The place was amazing! Being in an actual comfortable seat with tons of leg room just made me enjoy the movie more. Buying a gift card would be the perfect present for someone who enjoys movies.
But back to the movie.
For the two and a bit hours that I was sat there, I felt like I had hardly blinked at all for fear of missing a single thing.
Michael Fassbender as Magneto was absolutely mesmerizing, and of course I fancy the pants off him.
The whole cast was brilliant.
Both James McAvoy, and Jennifer Lawrence, showed us sides to their characters that we hadn't really seen before and they played their parts perfectly.

The small parts and cameos by other actors from throughout the franchise got me fangirling pretty hard. Storm, Jean, Rogue. There were so many, and I'm thankful that Bryan Singer brought together this huge and amazing cast.
Seeing Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen reprising their iconic roles had me swooning too. I love the two of them together and I wish I had their real life friendship. Seriously, google Ian Mckellen and Patrick Stewart. You're welcome.

The plot was riveting, the effects were flawless.
On my first time watching the film, I can honestly find no faults with it, and ideally I would like to go see it again at the cinema so I can really appreciate everything that is happening in the film, instead of just watching it.

This installment in the X-Men franchise is no doubt the best yet and I really do urge people to go and see the movie. Even if you aren't a fan of X-Men, it's a movie that everybody would enjoy. The film gets a five star rating from me.

The only think I can nit pick on is that, if you've followed the films, it's a little hard to work out the timeline in relation to X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
But after coming homing and googling the X-Men timeline, that's all cleared up for me.

Next on my new release hit list. Godzilla

How to do a Fishtail braid

My YouTube channel isn't just about my love of books, it's going to be a mix of all different things.
For example, I've just uploaded a hair tutorial on how to do a Fishtail braid/plait


It's just a few easy to follow steps and then you'll be able to do your own fishtail braid in no time.

If you do like these types of videos, don't forget to subscribe and even comment on other hairstyles you would like me to try and show you.

Bookcase Scavenger Hunt

So I know I'm extremely late to the party, but I've finally done the Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt tag on my YouTube channel..

There is a list of nineteen books, all with specific things on the cover or in the book that you have to find.
Why not watch and see how I got on?

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Outfit of the Day

Outfit Specifics..

Sleeveless Denim Shirt - Primark £8

Grey Printed Leggings - George £5

Grey long sleeved Cardigan - New Look £7

Monday, 19 May 2014

Hush Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick

I am finally re-reading the Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick after years since reading and starting the series. A week ago I finally brought the final instalment, Finale*

Note the height differences. I hate that!

To be honest, I'd never been that deeply invested in the series, so it was always on the back burner, with more important books being brought first. i.e. Blood of Eden series, or, the Bloodlines series.
But that's not to say that I don't like them or didn't enjoy them, because I did.. Still do.
I've flown through the first one already, and I've just started the second, Crescendo.

The jury is still out on whether I like the whole tetrology/saga/quadrilogy though, so I'll keep you posted.
Let us hope, let me hope - since everyone has probably finished the series by now - that it all comes to a satisfying end!

P.S Of course Patch is one of my many fictional crushes. Who can blame me?

* I bought it for £1.50 on eBay, and it's a hardcover. Yay for bargains!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Fun at the fete!

So today I went to a little school fete with my MarJ and my youngest brother!
Everything was so adorable, all the little stalls and kids running around with their faces painted.

 Watching my brother mess around and trying out the little games that were around was beyond cute.

My mum even ended up winning some beer and a bottle of sprite* on a ring toss game.

The highlight was watching as Preston ate his huge lot of candyfloss.

I think this picture describes the day perfectly!

Outfit of the Day

Outfit Specifics..

Burgundy Cola-Cola shirt - Primark £6

Studded Shorts - Primark £10

Red Mid-top plimpsolls - Primark £4

P.S The lipstick I have on this this picture is 107 in the Kate Moss range from Rimmel London

Friday, 16 May 2014

Buying Books

So, we are currently sixteen days into May, and already I've bought more books than I probably should have.

As of today, I've brought twelve books so far this month. And already that's one more than I bought in the whole of April.
Also, because I buy most of them second-hand, I haven't actually spent that much, which is always a bonus.

This months book haul is probably going to be huge!

Adding my recently acquired lot of books to my bookcases now brings the grand total to 329! Yes I counted. I was very bored one night.
I'm super excited to reach 350 because that will probably mean that I've completely filled my bookshelves.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

April Book Haul

A video about all the books that I bought in the month of April.

I don't buy many books brand new any more, mine are mostly from charity shops these days, just because usually they're still in great condition and are a fraction of the price.
Details of the books are listed below.

The Vincent Boys - Abbi Glines
Touch of Power - Maria V. Snyder
Across the Universe - Beth Revis
Starcrossed - Josephine Angelini
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown - Holly Black
The Calling - Kelley Armstrong
The Gathering - Kelley Armstrong
Beautiful Dead: Summer - Eden Maguire
The Golden Lilly - Richelle Mead
Night School: Fracture - C.J Daugherty
Sever - Lauren Destafno 

Outfit of the Day

Outfit Specifics..

White crop top - H&M £5

Grey stretch skirt - H&M £2

White plimpsolls - Primark £4

3 tier necklace - Primark - £1.50

Cross earrings £1.50

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

 Spoiler Free 
I finally got to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 last night, and my god it was amazing!

I remember when the first one came out, I was so excited, but I never went to see it in the cinema because I was terrified that I'd over hyped it for myself.
Not forgetting to mention the fact that none of my friends get as excited as I do about superheros movies.

But this time, I was making it happen, even if I would have had to go on my own.
Luckily for my ego, I didn't have to go alone.

I have a fierce and slightly stalkerish obsession with Andrew Garfield. He's so beautiful! And watching him and Emma Stone together as Spider-Man and Gwen Stacey was mesmerizing. The film is totally made by their scenes together. We got to see the witty banter between the two, and also the seriousness of their situation.
I recently read that in scene a where Peter kisses Gwen at their graduation, it was actually totally unscripted and Andrew thought that's more what Peter would have done, and it makes me think even more that he's the perfect Spider-Man.

Jamie Foxx played Electro perfectly. And I loved what Dane Dehaan brought to the movie as Harry Osborn.

This film had everything I wanted in a Spider-Man movie. It totally surpasses any of the previous installments in my own personal opinion, although I easily admit that Spiderman 2 is quite a film to beat.
I loved all the small hints and visual hints we get about possible future nemesis' for Spider-Man and I was totally fangirling about all of them. 

There's one bit I knew was coming in the movie and I couldn't wait to see how they played it out on the big screen. And when it did happen, the whole movie audience gasped and was stunned into silence.
If you've seen the film, I think you'll know which part I'm referring too. 

I can't wait to buy this on DVD so I can watch it as many times as I want.
This movie gets a 5* rating from me. 
I'm literally trawling the internet every day and every night for things to do with the next Spider-Man film. I love this series!

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Outfit of the Day

This whole outfit is from Primark, excluding the shoes.

Outfits Specifics..

Parental Advisory t-shirt in medium - £6

Studded Shorts - £10

Cross printed tights - £1.50

Black Converse £40