Saturday, 28 June 2014

A Fault In Our Stars - a short review

The Fault in Ourselves..

Hello beautiful!

Ever since Harry Potter and Twilight came onto our screens, there has been a mass influx on book-to-movie productions - especially in the teen sector.

We have had our hearts melted by Nicholas Spark's The Notebook and The Safe House (to mention just a few!) and been gripped to Suzanne Collin's The Hunger Games trilogy - all being very successful in their own right.

Books-to-movie adaptations have especially captivated the imaginations of teenagers - and with it becoming increasingly difficult to

This year, the world has been buzzing about John Green's A Fault In Our Stars - a story following the life of 16-year-old Hazel Lancaster who is a long-term sufferer of cancer who meets 17-year-old Augustus Waters, who has recovered from the big 'C' and change's Hazels world forever.

As someone who has read the book as well as seeing the film at the cinema, I can tell you this is no ordinary 'cancer' story.

It gives a refreshing and very honest view of cancer from a teenagers perspective and how, as we can imagine, the future can seem very bleak in the eyes of a terminally ill child.

With the novel, I found myself both laughing and crying - with Hazel'd wit and Gus's charm, I slowly found myself falling in love with both of the characters and never wanted the book to end.

I'm a sucker for a romantic novel, and A Fault In Our Stars definitely delivered.

So, I decided to read the novel before actually going to see the film because I always believe that the book is better than the film (unless you are The Game of Thrones, then you are just as good!)

My thoughts on the movie? Like I expected, the film was great - but missed out key bits/characters! (The film was 2 hours long, so this can be expected)

Shailene Woodley, who plays Hazel in the adaptation, perfected the role - and really made the audience feel the emotions she wanted to project onto them. 

The same with Ansel Elgot, who plays the incredible Gus, and you do find yourself falling in love with the character. 

I recommend this film to anyone who wants a romantic comedy which will send you from hysterics to tears in such a short space of time. And with the film being male friendly, you can bring the male in your life to watch the film (see how long it takes for them to cry!)

RATING: 8/10

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Plans for Summer: A little life update


Hello Beautiful!

Apologise for the long absence, If I haven't been completing my last bit of coursework I have been working my bum off!

But no fear, I am making time to devote to my blog!

For many University students, it is officially summer - 3 whole months to catch up on lack of sleep, to catch up with family and friends back home and to just relax without feeling guilty about not ready that 'important' text book.

For me, this summer could be one of the most important one yet and my university work is far from over.

Before I start my third and very last year at University, I have to complete at least 3 weeks work experience with whatever newspaper/PR/media company I choose.

Over July, I will be working along side The Nottingham Post and BANG Showbiz PR - something I am so excited to do!

This means I will be staying in my favourite city for a whole week, which I'm not going to lie - I am very nervous to do so!

I am also attending Y Not again this year - and with headlines such as Dizzee Rascal and White Lies, it's certainly going to be a festival to remember.

Other aspects of my life have also changed.

I have made the choice to move to Nottingham so I can focus on my studies and actually experience life living on my own.

This also means I will have more time to devote to my blog, and so I want to explore a new option.

I want to try and give some advice to any of my readers who may need it: Whether it be fashion related, dating or just general questions.

If you do want to get intouch, feel free to ask through my Ask.Fm (link is here) and you can ask anonymously, which is also great!

I'll be posting the answers on here as a group or individually - depending on subject!

What are your plans for summer?

White is the new black!

Fashion outfit

Hello Beautiful!

When I was in college, I used to be known as the girl who always wore the white jeans. I had 3 pairs to be exact and wore them to death. At this point, I was the only one doing it and totally looked out of fashion.

Well now, it could be considered to be more of an epiphany. 

Spring/Summer 2014 is bringing back white - and high street stores such as Topshop have gone wild for it.

Just the other day as I was walking past the Topshop in Nottingham and all the clothing that was displayed was white. I'm not going to lie, staring at it too long gave me a headache!

However, they have got a numerous amount of gorgeous items to satisfy your fashion needs.

For anyone who has ever seen Sex and the City 2, the overlay dress that SJP wear has always been a favourite of mine and when I saw that Topshop were selling a white dress in the same style, I was smittened. 

I just love how the dress hangs, and for those who has a broader bottom half - the perfect solutions for creating an hourglass figure. 

If you do find £38 a little bit too extreme for a dress, Primark are doing a very similar dress for £10. Bargain!

Overlay Summer dress
Since my college days, I have gone down a dress size and my precious jeans will not fit me! And so I have been looking for another pair to satisfy my craving.

These ankle grazers by BooHoo are absolutely gorgeous! And the split in the knee area is also a key trend (as seen on Kimmy K!).

At £25, they are very affordable and, as always, BooHoo offer a 10% discount for students. 

Ankle Grazer
I am in love with this kimono from New Look and think it would be a perfect addition to a festival wardrobe. 

The crochet features make this kimono rather special - and is perfect for light coverage during the hot weather months. (Ok, a little bit of wishful thinking.)

I think this is a very affordable piece and New Look also offer a 10% discount for students. 

New Look

And what about accessories? River Island are showcasing a huge amount of white bags this summer and this one is one of my favourites. 

This bowler bag is just the right size for me as it can carry a few summer essentials like sunglasses, sun cream and a good ol' book!

And if your bag is on the heavy side, the strap will make life a lot more easier!

Bowler Bag
River Island

What do you think of the white trend?