Saturday, 27 May 2017

Blogger Picks | April #3

Rebecca | Rebecca Laurey - Pool Time
Naomi | Love Taza - Happy Easter Weekend
Tilden | To Be Bright - Jaded Jaquard
Christine | Hello Fashion - Costa Rica Date Night
Ayesgul | Bloglovin - 7 Non-Alcoholic Drinks For Spring
Emily | Cupcakes and Cashmere - 9 of the Most Awkward Work Situations - And How to Handle Each
Krystin | Suburban Faux Pas - Ruffles & Twirls
Emily | Cupcakes and Cashmere - Sun-Kissed in Spring
Naomi | Love Taza - The Cotswolds Farm Park and The Slaughters
Rachel | Pink Peonies - Style Code Live: Mommy Daughter Style
Jazmine | Jazzabelle's Diary - Life's Lately
Helen | The Lovecats Inc - You've Got To, Right?
Angelica | Angelica Blick - Creamy
Emily | The Ivory Lane - On Repeat
Krystin | Surburban Faux Pas - Best Dressed Guest
Georgia | Georgia Luisa Meramo - How To Be Fancy
Christine | Hello Fashion - Lessons I've Learned From Being A Mom
Tami | Tami Bee - What Went On This Week #12

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Wedding Season | Gifts To Buy

My cousins wedding is in exactly 6 days and I cannot wait!

I come from a pretty big family, there are loads of cousins on my mum's side and my dad's side, but this is the first cousin who is getting married. I did a post earlier this month on Outfits for Wedding Guests thinking that I would buy a new dress for the occasion; but after much deliberation I've decided to wear something already in my wardrobe instead.

When it came to birthdays, weddings, christenings etc., I would normally leave the gift giving to my mum but as I get older I find myself looking forward to giving family and friend's thoughtful gifts. So below are some of my favourite wedding gift picks from Not On the High Street.

I'm super, super excited as we're staying at a hotel nearby and the next day my best friend, sister and I are off to Barcelona!

Personalised Oak Memories Keepsake Box | Personalised Wedding Venue or Church Illustrated Print | Personalised Marriage Survival
Silhouette Papercut | Illustrated Wedding Dress Portrait | Tree Papercut
Personalized Initials Framed Picture | Biscuits Gift Box | Personalised Framed Photo Booth Print

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

TV | Shadowhunters (2016)

Shadowhunters TV Series

Cast: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Emeraude Toubia, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, Harry Shum Jr and Isaiah Mustafa

Summary: After her mother disappears, Clary must venture into the dark world of demon hunting, and embrace her new role among the Shadowhunters.

Genre: Action, Fantasy

Also Known As: Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Seasons: 1-2 (Renewed for Season 3)

*Beware there be spoilers*

I've written on here a few times about my love for Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments book series, the first time being in my first What I'm Excited to See post.
I remember being super excited when I found out that they were releasing a film and I read all the books in preparation for its release; however when I finally got round to seeing The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) I was left feeling a little disappointed (you can read why in my review)!

A few hours after I watched the film I started watching the Freeform TV show Shadowhunters which is also based on the Mortal Instruments books.
The show, now in its second season, is currently on a winter break and is back with episode 11 on June 5th!

I think season two has been pretty good and even better the first season.
There were a few things that were a little bit off about the first season, but for me my biggest issue was with Clary (Katherine McNamara) and Alec (Matthew Daddario). I hadn't read the books for a good couple of years so I could be remembering things wrong but I don't remember Alec being soo hostile.
Shadowhunters TV Still

I know it's common for screen adaptations of books to change, take out or introduce new characters, scenes, events e.c.t. and Shadowhunters likes to do this quite a lot.

In the first season there was the addition of Lydia Branwell (Stephanie Bennett), an envoy from the clave who later became Alec's fiancée and in season two there was the addition of Victor Aldertree, who I'm not a fan of at all and the death of Jocelyn (Maxim Roy)!

Did her death shock anyone else?!

For me Aldertree's character feels a little random. Although he's explained why he's there I don't really see the point of his character. He says he was brought in to replace Lydia as her leadership was ineffective and to question the team at the institute about their unsanctioned missions and to look into Jace (Dominic Sherwood).
He doesn't seem to be doing a good job though, because to me it looks like these unsanctioned missions are still happening left, right and center. I originally thought he was a character written for the show (like I said, I haven't read the books in a while) but he is actually a character who appears in the books, although slightly later on (City of Glass).

The Lightwood's mother Marsye (Nicola Correia-Damude) is also written a little differently in the show then she is in the book.

I'm loving the choice of actors for the main characters this time around. Although I liked Magnus from the film (Godfrey Gao) I really do prefer Harry Shum Jr as Magnus and Daddario, I just love him, he's much more believable then Kevin Zegers.
Dominic Sherwood is also a much better choice for Jace, he is able to portray the cocky yet mysterious character a lot better than Jamie Campbell Bower who I found to be a bit creepy.

And Valentin (Alan van Sprang) gets a massive yes from me this time round, Jonathan Rhys Meyers was never going to be good in that role.

What do you guys think of Shadowhunters? Who are your favourite characters? Are you looking forward to the rest of the season!!!?

Rating: 8/10
One Final Word: Very Good

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Megan Runion || For All Things Lovely

May's Blogger Pick is the lovely Megan Runion of For All Things Lovely!

I remember the exact post that lead me to start following Megan's blog, it was this gorgeous post from a little over a year ago: Classic Staples Washington, DC.
I have a list of bloggers who give me jean envy and Megan can definitely be added to this list.

FATL Fringe Blazer
| Fringe Blazer |
FATL Blazer & Bralette
| Blazer + Bralette |
FATL Blush Leather Jacket and Studded Sandals
| Blush Leather Jacket + Studded Sandals |
FATL Home Tour
| For All Things Lovely Home Tour |
FATL Little White Romper
| Little White Romper | Coronado Beach, CA |
FATL Little Green Jumpsuit
| Little Green Jumpsuit |

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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Film | In the Cinema - May #2

May 19th

Snatched - When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results.

The Secret Scripture - A woman keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital.

Colossal - A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not. King Arthur Legen of the Sword 2017

May 20th

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul - A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.

May 26th

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge - Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon.

The Red Turtle - The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

May 29th

Spark: A Space Tail - Spark, a teenage monkey and his friends, Chunk and Vix, are on a mission to regain Planet Bana - a kingdom overtaken by the evil overlord Zhong.

Baywatch - Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. Baywatch 2017

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