Alvin & The Chipmunks: FILM REVIEW

Alvin & The Chipmunks: FILM REVIEW

After the tree they called home is cut down and shipped to Los Angeles, talking chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore find a new home with songwriter Dave Seville (Jason Lee). Despite a rocky start to this new arrangement, Dave eventually discovers that the spunky critters have rare singing talent. When the three perform in front of record executive Ian Hawke (David Cross), he immediately signs them. Although the infectious group rapidly gains in popularity, their loyalty is soon tested.

Alvin and The Chipmunks is such a funny film, the humour is just so funny and the storyline is unlike anything that I have seen before, the acting is great too (and the chipmunks voices.) I would literally recommend this to anyone who wants to watch a great family film, definitely suitable for all ages, young and the old, just a great film all together.

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New Look Makeup Review

New Look Makeup Review

When I made a trip to New Look recently I was excited to see they had brought out a new range of makeup products. At the time I couldn’t stop to see what was on offer as I was in a rush but I have now had the opportunity to have a look online and also to try out some of the Pure Colour range so I thought I would share my thoughts with you.

Pure Colour Matte Lipstick – Sweet Rose £3.99

I think this has to be the best product made by New Look and it is a very close dupe to my favourite lipstick of all time, MAC Mehr but slightly more purple toned in colour but on the lips it looks identical and texture is very similar too.

This is a gorgeous mauve pink, it is matte but not so drying and feels comfortable to wear. I usually wear a lip balm underneath to make it abit more comfortable, exactly like I do with the Mac one and it lasts the same amount of time, around 4 hours maybe more.

For £3.99 this is a bargain and worth so much more!

Pure Colour Baked Eyeshadows

How gorgeous is the new range of baked eyeshadows! I really liked the look of the range when I saw it online. There are five different shades in the range, gold, mid brown, stone, cream and grey. I got the Mid Brown which is a really nice medium brown shade with a subtle shimmer, the Cream which is beautiful shimmery shade, Stone which is a gorgeous shimmery bronze shade, and which is more of a greyish shade with a subtle gold shimmer through it. I was really impressed with the eyeshadows, they are really pigmented, easy to blend and don’t fade. I’m hoping they expand this range to include more colours and perhaps a matte range too.

Pure Colour Eyeliner

When it comes to eyeliners I normally choose black, on this occasion I wanted a more subtle look to go with the eyeshadows so I opted for the brown and I’m glad I did. I really like the mid brown colour, it applies really easily using the soft pencil nib, and is long lasting. This is definitely one to pick up when you’re next in store as it’s priced at just £1.99 and could easily rival more expensive eyeliners.

Pure Colour Nail Polish

As well as the makeup range there is a new range of nail polishes! Since we are almost into the summer months I decided to choose a nice summery shade – Coral #83. I think the packaging is nice, the brush is okay as nail varnish brushes go but I did find that the product is a little on the runny side. Although on the website it is described as being ‘a unique one coat formula’ I didn’t find this to be true and had to give it 2 coats to get good coverage. On a positive note it dries very quickly which is great as I always manage to smudge my nails when it doesn’t dry quickly.

Real Techniques Brushes: BEAUTY REVIEW

Real Techniques Brushes: BEAUTY REVIEW

What are Real Techniques?
These are some of the best brushes for makeup that you’ll find, and these are most-certainly some of the best around, matching in my opinion, with the Lottie London Brushes. Incase you’re not familiar, it’s a line by well known YouTuber Samantha Chapman. I first ran into these brushes when talking to a friend about some of the brushes we have and also would like to get, Each Real Techniques brush has it’s own name and it’s always written on the brush itself which is always useful.

The Price?
The brushes themselves are quite expensive for what they are and I’m not sure if I would buy a lot of them all at once, I’d have to, if I was going to buy them, I’d have to get one or two a month until I have all of them, I wouldn’t dare buy them all at once haha, that would be very damaging to my bank account since, they’re £10.99 or more a brush, or a set for just under £21.

The Brushes:

In the Real Techniques range there are lots of different brushes, they’re split into 3 catagories; face, eyes and finish, as you would expect, the face brushes would be bruses for your foundation, concealer and primer (if you choose it), the eye brushes would be for your eyeshadow, shading brush (for shading two colours of eye shadow together) and liquid eyeliner if you decide you want to apply it with a longer handled brush (always easier). And the finish catagory would be pressed powder, bronzer, highlight and contour (if you choose).

What can they be used for?

The Real Techniques range have a vace selection of brushes, here is a list of all the Real Technique brushes and
what the could be used for;

Base
– Stippling Brush: Apply liquid or cream foundation with this brush, and also cream blushes or highlighters.
– Blush Brush: As the name kindly suggests, use this for blusher, or as well as a pressed powder, bronzer or highlighter.
– Setting Brush: Can be used to apply under the eye concealer & highlighting targeted areas.
– Expert Face Brush: Used to apply liquid foundation.

Face (The Core Collection):
– Buffing Brush: Perfect for pressed powder, if you want full coverage.
– Contour Brush: Used to apply contour and highlighter.
– Pointed Foundation Brush: Can be used for foundation or blending out concealer under the eyes.
– Detailer Brush: Cover up small spots or blemishes with concealer, or as a smudgy eyeliner.

Eyes (The Starter Set):
– Deluxe Crease Brush: Used for liquid concealer
– Base Shadow Brush: Purely used for what the name suggests; EYESHADOW!!!
– Brow Brush: Can be used to fill in and shape your eyebrows as it’s angled, it’s good for that job!!
– Accent Brush: Perfect for highlighting smudgy eyeliner
– Shading Brush: Another eyeshadow brush, but for shading the colours!

All-in-all I think these brushes are such good quality at such a low price, although they are pricey just for a makeup brush, the quality of the brushes is amazing and I love how all the brushes do exactly the job that you anticipated for them to do.

Daylio: Mood Tracking App: APP REVIEW

Daylio: Mood Tracking App: APP REVIEW

Description

Daylio enables you to keep a private diary without having to type a single line. Try this beautifully designed micro-diary app right now for FREE! Pick your mood and add activities you have been doing during the day. You can also add notes and keep an old school diary. Daylio is collecting recorded moods and activities in the statistics and calendar. This format will help you to understand your habits better. Keep track of your activities and create patterns to become more productive!

 

Review

For those of you who don’t know, Daylio is a daily mood tracking app which lets you record what mood you’re feeling including happy, sad, very sad, excited, etc. You can also customize your mood which is really nice, and you can add in activities which you have done throughout the day, which you can also customize to make your own. The app has its way of tracking your mood and has graphs as well as counting how many times you’ve been feeling happy or sad etc.

The app can remind you when to record your mood which I’ve set up because I am the MOST forgetful person ever and I would literally forget my head if it wasn’t screwed on and I’m not even exaggerating. My longest streak of happy days has been about 5. Which to be honest isn’t the best but you know, also isn’t the worst.

Overall I think it’s a really good mood tracking app and although there are others on the app stores which I have tried, this one I have used for months, as well as using it on my old phone too, I had to start again because I didn’t have a backup since I only had the free version but that didn’t bother me because I always track it on paper anyway.

It’s a really good app for me because I’m obsessed with tracking everything so being able to track your mood in this tiny app is perfect for me, I have got to mention too that this app is actually really small in size so it literally won’t take up any space on your phone which I love! You can also have a PIN lock which isn’t exclusive to the premium version which is nice if you want to be a bit more private about how you’re feeling every day!

You can choose as  many activities as you like and it has loads and loads of different symbols for the different moods if you want to customize it and make it personalized to you and what you do throughout the days.

 

I really like this app and would love to know what you think of it if you decide you want to download it to try it, let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any other mood tracking apps and which one is your favourites!

 

*This video is not sponsered and all opinions shared are my own*

 

Get the app here:

Android: https://goo.gl/fp4vBV

Apple: https://goo.gl/ozNnCe