Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Pitter patter of tiny feet ...

Hellloooo!

Well there is now a pitter patter to be heard in the Dickinson home. The pitter patter of tiny little feet from my new baby; Luna. She is my new PUPPY haha. She is a chihuahua yorkie cross (chorkie) and she is gorgeous!!

I wanted to share some photos with you and its prime time now as she is 4 and half months old and full of character. I absolutely adore her. I am going to use what I buy for her and where to take your pooch for walks etc asap!

Enjoy the photos and I am sure you will be seeing more in the future ....

Ciao, Rachael xx

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The Mourning Period ...

Hi everyone,

So today I am feeling a little sad. Today is the day that my favourite pair of shoes have shrivelled, worn away and died. I have owned these shoes for the last 7 years. They were a beautiful pair of black gladiator style heels and I wore them with very pretty dresses to give them a bit of edge for all of those 7 years - think SJP style. I adored these shoes. Don't get me wrong, they had an excellent innings as I only paid around £30.00 for them from New Look - but why I am extra sad is that I now have a situation.

Do I establish a mourning period where I respect the loss of shoe and wear something a little less edgy until the guilty feeling goes away? Or, do I (like most normal people) just embrace the opportunity to purchase more?

Well, I have decided to have a look around and I must say, I am not totally impressed with the choice available to me. In fact, most styles now are the heavy clunky types that my ankles and I just do not look good in. So, I decided to check out Ebay.

Ebay have a lot of sellers who sell items brand new with a buy it now price and with the safety of paypal, you are often getting a bargain, quickly and efficiently.



I will link below for these beautiful shoes but they are just so amazing that all of my shoe guilt disappeared and I ordered them in black AND red, whoops! I cannot wait for the arrival of these shoes but I just hope they are as comfy and sexy as the poor soles (get it?!) laid at the bottom of my charity bag*.

Thanks guys,

see you soon,

Rachael xox


Shoes are available from: work4best x

*I don't make a habit of putting wrecked, dirty or stained items in a main charity bag, but I do pop them into a separate bag and label them as "rag". The charity shops get a lot of money for these bags as they weigh them in. x

Sunday, 21 September 2014

A September Wedding ...

Hi everyone, so this past weekend I was away to Peterborough for a good friend's wedding, and a beautiful wedding it was.

I met Tori when I did the Great Wall of China Trek in 2011 as she was a fellow trekker. I have since stayed in touch with several people I met on the trip, including Tori. Her and Luke are 100% made for each other and to be a part of their special day was magical, so thank you guys!

Their wedding took place in the Holy Trinity Church, Orton Longueville, followed by a reception in the Best Western Orton Hall Hotel right next door. Very convenient!

I had an abslute nightmare trying to find an outfit for this wedding. In the end, I picked out two choices from Joules when I was in keswick recently. In the end I went for a blue number with cream accessories.

In the evening, I decided to change and I wore a black and white dress from dorothy perkins that I have had for a while.

Let me know if you want specifics of clothes etc. and I will let you know. I got a fab spray tan and eyelash extension deal too with a lady from Billingham so let me know if you want her details.

Thanks guys,

Rachael xox

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

April Empties ...

Hi guys,

So this is the first of my "empties" post. I have a seen a lot of people do these posts and I decided to do because I find it interesting to actually see what I use. Excuse the weird looking thumb, I couldn't photograph without the Herbal Essences falling over!




I have reviewed this product before. Not a fan, it didn't really clean my hair very well, although the conditioner did soften my hair. The colour was maintained well and looked shinier after each wash. I think it preserved my colour instead of doing the actual job of shampoo.


I love the smell of this, although it wasn't very strong. I think this combined with the other herbal essences shampoo and conditioner have put me off Herbal Essences for life - unless there are any others out there that I just haven't seen. I have don't think it strengthened my hair at all although the shampoo worked.


Lovely mask, only 99p too which is a bargain. As a general rule, I don't generally use the peel off masks as I find them too difficult to remove, but this one seemed to do the job and left my face less blemished. I have repurchased these and I have a few in my stockpile for future use.


Gorgeous smell. It has seaweed and caffeine in it which is supposed to have firming properties. I feel like it improved my skin and skin tone, if this is what it means my firming. It didn't do anything for any skin blemishes on my body though. Won't repurchase, although I love Garnier.


I have these wipes in a massive stockpile. They're 75p a pack and usually on 3 for 2. I love the fragrance, I love how well they clean and I love how well they clean my skin. Although I do have to use cleanser after. They are great for a morning refresh though.

Rimmel Recover Foundation in Ivory

This used to be amazing for my skin. It would be all I needed and then on I go with my day. I would just use this after a night out and hey presto, my skin would be fab. Only now, I just don't have any love for this product. But I think this is my face's fault. It has changed and I have got a little (LITTLE) older and I think this has made a difference. I now have oilier skin than I used to and more break outs than I would as a teenager. I think its work stress! I would recommend this if you are a fan of tinted moisturiser, because it is that light. However, if you have skin like me, it just isn't enough.

ELF Tinted Moisturiser

This isn't in here because it has been used. I bought this to try and I have never seen such a poor product. It made my face go a funny colour. Its consistency is watery and it is just a horrible product. So, it is going in the bin along with the empties. I will do a separate product review of this.

Natural Collection Blush in Pink Cloud

I used to always buy natural collection blush when I was a teenager. I repurchased it when I was getting married last year in Pink Cloud as I loved the subtle colour it provided as my cheeks are naturally blushed anyway. It is only £1.99 and all natural collection products are 3 for £5.00 too which is amazing. It is perfect also if you are thinking of getting a product for your teenager too as they are very light for teenage skin.

I have linked all of the items above .. mainly Boots but there are others too. 



Sunday, 4 May 2014

Body Spray Collection ...

Hi guys,

So today I am going to talk about my body spray collection. It is not very big as I usually just wear deodorant and perfume. However, these are the body sprays I use regularly.



Soap & Glory Flirtigo

I like impulse because I used it all the time as a teenager and it takes me back but also because it just freshens you up. My favourite is romantic spark (pictured) because it has a floral fragrance. However, my favourites EVER are the Soap and Glory body sprays. They smell as good as the rest of the Soap & Glory, but the smell stays with you all day. They are lovely. They are also light wearing, they do literally "mist" you. I wear Mist you Madly more than Flirtigo which is why I have the small version for my handbag too. The Flirtigo is now discontinued from Boots, but you can pick it up on Ebay. 

See you soon,

Rachael xox

Chick Flick Review: Legally Blonde(s)

Hi guys,

So the final in the week series of the chick flick reviews is Legally Blonde. I have also included Legally Blonde 2 and Legally Blondes; it is a blonde special.



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Legally Blonde

From Amazon.co.uk

An extraordinary comic performance from Reese Witherspoon makes Legally Blonde a winner. Witherspoon’s Elle is a ditzy blonde forced by circumstances to metamorphose into a strong-minded and academic lawyer, without losing her strong sense of self in the process. After majoring in fashion sales, she applies to Harvard Law School to pursue the boy who jilted her, and discovers that she is smart as well as beautiful.Much of this is standard fish-out-of-water fare, with drab "intellectuals" snubbing the colourful and well-meaning Elle. Yet feminists will be disconcerted to discover that, apparently, a life of manicures and accessorising will teach you as much about female solidarity as decades of consciousness-raising! Recruited to the defence team of a fitness guru, she takes the defendant’s innocence for granted rather than feeling superior to her. Gradually, she and her ex's new fiancĂ©e build a fragile friendship that matters to both of them; Selma Blair is excellent as the snobbish vulnerable Vivienne. It might be a predictable self-help fairytale, but it’s also well-observed, cute and funny.
On the DVD: the DVD is presented in 1.78:1 ratio with 5.1 Dolby digital sound as standard. The disc also comes with a wealth of features, including a documentary on the film's obsession with hairstyles--outlining the struggle to keep its heroine bleach blonde from day to day--and a bubbly commentary from Witherspoon and director Robert Luketic. There are also promos, a theatrical trailer and an optional trivia track. --Roz Kaveney


I love Legally Blonde. I watched this for the first time years ago and I was hooked. So much so that I initially applied to do Law as a degree, before I went full circle. It's the sort of film that can be described as fluffy but I have never met anyone who doesn't like it. I love Reese Witherspoon as an actress anyway, I don't think I have seen her in a film I don't like. She just brings this amazing quality to the role. 


Legally Blonde 2

From Amazon.co.uk

The winning comic finesse of Reese Witherspoon drives Legally Blonde 2. It's astonishing that the sequel could possibly be daffier than the first movie, but Legally Blonde 2 leaves reality behind like an unflattering outfit. Unemployed lawyer Elle Woods (Witherspoon) sets off to the US capitol to ban cosmetics testing on animals, after discovering that her beloved Chihuahua's own mother is being used as a test subject. Washington DC becomes a testing ground for Elle's mettle, as she grapples with callous committees, backstabbing representatives and devious aides to get her bill considered by Congress, with some help from her sorority sisters and her hairdresser friend Paulette (Jennifer Coolidge). Witherspoon bursts with charisma and dazzles with sheer performing skill; she's the comic heir to screwball comedienne Carole Lombard--which is high praise. The film also features Bob Newhart and Sally Field. --Bret Fetzer
So Legally Blonde 2 is a little far fetched. It is the same kind of storyline, how Elle Woods overcomes the adversary and proves Blonde is best when it comes to comical films. I don't have a stand out scene in this film, except when gay dogs are introduced? I think it is good as a sequel considering sometimes that sequels can be absolutely rubbish. What I do like about the sequel is that it shows "sisterhood". The fact that people can come together to overcome problems and hardships is what we need to see more off in films, even if it is a bit of fluff.

Legally Blondes

Product Description

A follow-up to 'Legally Blond 2', this time without Reese Witherspoon in the cast, instead starring Camilla Rosso, Rebecca Rosso and Brittany Curran. When Elle Woods' young, blonde cousins Annie (Camilla Rosso) and Izzy (Becky Rosso) move from England to California, they find themselves in a totally different world than the one they're used to. When faced with being framed for a crime they didn't commit, Izzy and Annie prove once again that blondes must never be underestimated...

Sooooo, I am not going to recommend this film to watch. It follows the younger cousins of Elle as they move to California from Kentfield, England. They soon get on the wrong side of the wrong people and get accused of cheating on a test. Soon follows a school courtroom situation where they have to prove their innocence. A really bad follow up, but if you have watched the other two, it might round it off. Think high school musical version of Legally blonde without the singing and without Zac Efron. Yeah, that bad.


Okay, so this is the end of the week long chick flick special. I will continue to pop a film review on every Friday with my book reviews. If there is anything specific you would like a review on then please let me know.

See you soon,

Rachael xox



Saturday, 3 May 2014

Chick Flick Review: Crazy Beautiful

Hi guys,

So the next film is Crazy/Beautiful. I have had this on DVD for a while but I watched it last week for the first time. 

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Product Description

Carlos (Jay Hernandez) is a poor Los Angeles high school student who has worked hard, attained consistently good grades, and now intends to apply for Naval Academy. When he meets and begins dating messed-up rich girl Nicole (Kirsten Dunst), he is surprised to discover that her father is Congressman Tom Oakley (Bruce Davison), one of the men to whom he has applied seeking sponsorship for the Academy. Tom takes an instant liking to Carlos, but is worried that his involvement with Nicole might distract him from attaining his goals and says that the relationship must end in order for the sponsorship to be agreed. Carlos now has to choose between being with the girl he loves or following the dream his family have long nurtured for him.

I loved this film. I am a sucker for a love story, as previously mentioned.  This film is brilliant. It follows the story of Nicole, played by Kirsten Dunst who suffers with mental issues and is in constant trouble with her father who is a Congressman. She meets Carlos and they begin a relationship, with Nicole's mental illness is continuously being a threat to his good grades and possible sponsorship to the academy. This film is very touching and compelling and I love the storyline. The only problem with this film is the constant grunge of Kirsten Dunsts' character; bras are nonexistant!

Rachael xox

Friday, 2 May 2014

Friday Book Review: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Hi guys,

Today's book review is the Hunger Games. I am sure a lot of you have seen the film, but the books are so much better. There are three books in total which are getting made into four films. The last book is split into two.



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Amazon Product Description

Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

Book one introduces us to a future reality where Katniss Everdeen is fighting for her family's survival along with her friend Gayle. They hunt down food and avoid being caught sneaking out of their district's line. There were originally thirteen districts, but number thirteen was destroyed when the people rebelled against the capitol. As a punishment, they created The Hunger Games. It is a once a year event where the young people of each district (aged between 12 and 18) are prepared for a reaping. Their names are put into a pot and then a girl and boy are selected at random to compete. Katniss and Peeta of District 12 are entered into the Hunger Games after Katniss volunteers for her younger sister who is chosen. We then follow them as they make their way into the capitol before finally taking part in the Games. I am not going to spoil it for anyone, especially if they haven't seen the movie, but all I can say is, they are excellent.
Book two and Book three are great too, with Book three being my personal best. If you can't wait for films three and four, then just read the books. Simples. 
What I will say, is that I normally cannot watch things like this due to the worrying nature, that any of this could happen. I heard that Suzanne Collins intention of these books were to highlight the terror of the Iraq war and the bad nature of reality TV. If this is true, then this was achieved because it definitely chilled me to the bone.
See you soon,

Rachael xox

Chick Flick Review: Sixteen Candles

Hi guys,

So the next film is Sixteen Candles. This is a bit of an "oldie", released in 1984. 

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Reviews

From Amazon.co.uk

Molly Ringwald established herself as the teen queen of the '80s in this fresh comedy. The movie is a day in the life of Samantha, whose 16th birthday is turning out to be anything but sweet. All the traumas of teendom come down on one long day, which sees Samantha surrounded by dithery relatives, mooning over a high school hunk, and pursued by a sawed-off Lothario. Sixteen Candles marked the directing debut of John Hughes, and its goofy energy displayed a promising talent with a great ear for high school lingo ... a promise neglected since Hughes became, after Home Alone, a one-man entertainment industry. There are some pretty crass moments (Why the stereotype of the foreign-exchange student from Asia?), but Ringwald's steady appeal smoothes over the rough spots. As the pubescent, self-styled lady-killer, Anthony Michael Hall turns in a hilarious portrait of a young swinger; he and Ringwald would reteam with Hughes for The Breakfast Club, another key teen picture of the decade. --Robert Horton

I once watched this film because they made reference to it in One Tree Hill as "the best coming of age film". Well, as a person who "came of age" in the noughties, I don't really relate to it in that way. However, what you do have is a film about a girl who is forgotten about on her 16th birthday because her parents have so much on their mind with their other daughter getting married the next day. Add in a love interest, an infatuated young teen stalker and a strange but not necessary foreign exchange student and you do get a good film, and I mean good, not great. I think it is Samantha's character that rescues the film from some strange scenes. Also, the love story is a little hard to follow considering she never says much to the guy who she "loves and is saving herself for". It is worth a watch, let me know what you think!

See you soon, Rachael xox

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Chick Flick Review: Crossroads

Hi guys,

So the next chick flick movie to review is Crossroads. 

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Product Description

Britney Spears appears in her first major film role in this tale of three teenage friends on a road trip to Los Angeles. Mimi (Taryn Manning) aims to enter a talent competition and win a recording contract, Lucy (Spears) wants to visit her mother in Arizona, and Kit (Zoe Saldana) hopes to see her boyfriend at UCLA; so after they graduate from high school, the three of them set out on the road together. Along the way, the three old friends discover more about themselves, about each other, and their plans and hopes for the future.

So, this film is very cheesy. You know those Sundays when you are so hungover you could die so you just curl up on the sofa in the duvet and watch a film where you don't need to do any brow frowning or heavy thinking .. well this is the perfect movie for that. Britney plays the part of Lucy who has two childhood friends who she has drifted apart from. We meet up with them on graduation night when her friend Mimi says she wants to go off to do a singing competition. They end up on the road where they end up driving with a hot chauffeur with pit stops to fix the car, stare at the stars and visit Lucy's mum who abandoned her as a young child. It is funny, very girly and soo cheesy it's good. I first watched this film when Britney Spears was in her prime and watched it again recently. I like it because I'm a sucker for anything with a bit of romance and a bit of singing. Basically, I like films with a bit of fluff!
Anyone else love Crossroads?

See you soon,
Rachael xox

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Chick Flick Review: Erin Brockovich

Hi guys, 

So the next film to review is Erin Brockovich. This film is just amazing. I have watched this so many times and as I write this, I am sat watching it once again. I absolutely love Julia Roberts. I think her personality shines through whenever she is acting and she is just stunning. I have not seen a film with Julia Roberts in that I do not like!

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From Amazon.co.uk
A lone woman, armed only with indomitable sass and her native wit, goes up against the corporate big boys and beats the bejesus out of them. As a story line it's hardly new, but Steven Soderbergh's film keeps it exhilaratingly fresh and lively--thanks not least to his lead actress. Seizing the role of the smart, mouthy, aggressively working-class Erin Brockovich with both hands, Julia Roberts gives it everything she's got and then some. She's well matched by Albert Finney as her grouchy but good-hearted boss and Aaron Eckhart as a sympathetic biker. The story's based--by all accounts fairly closely--on actual events, when the real Erin (who appears briefly in the film as a kindly waitress) brought a massive lawsuit against utilities giant Pacific Gas and Electric for spreading toxic pollution. Rather than confine the action to courtroom shenanigans, Soderbergh takes us out under Southern California's pitiless skies and along the dirt-poor roads where most of PG&E's blue-collar victims live, letting us feel the ground-down exhaustion of their lives. But though it's rooted in reality, the film's anything but solemn. The script's sharp and funny, full of unexpected twists; and Roberts, flaunting herself outrageously in an eye-popping array of push-up bras and micro-miniskirts, has never been better. --Philip Kemp

This film is based on a true story. It follows the story of Erin who is a single mother of three children and we meet her as she has a car accident and tries to sue the doctor who hit her. The lawyer who represents her says he won't lose, but she does. She then gets a job working with the lawyer, when she notices some strange anomalies in the paperwork when she is filing. We then follow her professional and personal life as she moves to solve the mystery of the Pacific Gas and Electric company and helps the families to achieve compensation for the health issues caused to them by toxic dumping in the water. I honestly cannot even tell you how good this film is. I love every minute of it and I watch it over and over again. It is one of those stories that you keep with you forever. The fight and the passion that Erin has for these total strangers make for amazing watching. I cannot tell you how important it is that everybody watches this film. It just might make everyone a little nicer to others.

Enjoy,

Rachael xox

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Chick flick review: 50 first dates

Hi guys,

So today's movie is 50 first dates. This film is about a woman who has short term memory loss. Basically, every day is a new day for her. This brings about quite a lot of comedic situations when Adam Sandler's character has to introduce himself to her every day. Drew Barrymore plays a good part too. 

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Reviews

From Amazon.co.uk

50 First Dates is a sweet-natured vehicle for sweet-natured stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and their track record with The Wedding Singer no doubt factors in its lowbrow appeal. But while the well-matched lovebirds wrestle with a gimmicky plot (she has no short-term memory, so he has to treat every encounter as their first), director Peter Segal (who directed Sandler in Anger Management) ignores the intriguing potential of their predicament (think Memento meets Groundhog Day) and peppers the proceedings with the kind of juvenile humour that Sandler fans have come to expect. The movie sneaks in a few heartfelt moments amidst its inviting Hawaiian locations, and that trained walrus is charmingly impressive, but you can't quite shake the feeling that too many good opportunities were squandered in favour of easy laughs. Like Barrymore's character, you might find yourself forgetting this movie shortly after you've seen it. --Jeff Shannon

I enjoyed the film sometimes and it makes you smile, although I wouldn't say it was one of the best I seen. I sometimes think Adam Sandler, while talented and very funny, makes light of situations. A very strange ending to a film that stays with you for a while after watching. Worth a watch, let me know what you thought if you have seen it.

Rachael xox

Monday, 28 April 2014

Chick flick review: 10 things I hate about you

Hi guys,

So day one on the chick flick review! The first film I want to review is 10 things I hate about you featuring Julia Stiles and the late Heath Ledger (loved him!).


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This is the Amazon Review/Product Description ...

From Amazon.co.uk

It's, like, Shakespeare, man! This good-natured and likeable update of The Taming of the Shrew takes the basics of Shakespeare's farce about a surly wench and the man who tries to win her and transfers it to modern-day Padua High School. Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is a sullen, forbidding riot girl who has a blistering word for everyone; her sunny younger sister Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) is poised for high school stardom. The problem: overprotective and paranoid Papa Stratford (a dryly funny Larry Miller) won't let Bianca date until boy-hating Kat does, which is to say never. When Bianca's pining suitor Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) gets wind of this, he hires the mysterious, brooding Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) to loosen Kat up. Of course, what starts out as a paying gig turns to true love as Patrick discovers that underneath her brittle exterior, Kat is a regular babe. The script, by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, is sitcom-funny with peppy one-liners and lots of smart teenspeak; however, its cleverness and imagination doesn't really extend beyond its characters' Renaissance names and occasional snippets of real Shakespearean dialogue. What makes the movie energetic and winning is the formula that helped make She's All That such a big hit: two high-wattage stars who look great and can really act. Ledger is a hunk of promise with a quick grin and charming Aussie accent and Stiles mines Kat's bitterness and anger to depths usually unknown in teen films; her recitation of her English class sonnet (from which the film takes its title) is funny, heartbreaking and hopelessly romantic. The imperious Allison Janney (Primary Colors) nearly steals the film as a no-nonsense guidance counsellor secretly writing a trashy romance novel. --Mark Englehart

I love Kat's character in this movie. She always has this hard face on and acts very cold. I think when watching the film, even though she comes across as cold, you like her instantly; a lot more than her sister. It is a very funny film and it makes for easy watching. There is a bit of a weepy part to the film as well when joking about feelings becomes too real. The English teacher totally steals the show with his comedic relationship with Kat. I will 100% recommend this film and you will definitely enjoy it. It is hilarious!

Enjoy,
Rachael xox

Product Review: Garnier Ultimate Blends

Hi guys,

I bought the Garnier Ultimate Blends Sleek Restorer Shampoo and Conditioner in my haul last week and I have used it several times since then. I have worn my hair up, straight and curled since I have used this product.


I have had no frizzy bits at all which I am really pleased about. It smells lovely with the coconut oil and cocoa butter, the smell doesn't last though. I am really looking forward to having frizz free hair for a while and hope it lasts.

The conditioner is amazing too. My hair was so soft after using it and not too soft that I couldn't curl it after. Just an amazing product. I also bought this when it was half price too, get yours from Boots. They also do a hair oil and a one minute treatment (all on offer at the minute!!)

See you soon,

Rachael xox

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Chick Flicks ...

Hi guys,

So I don't normally watch a lot of chick flicks, I prefer an action or supernatural movie to a chick flick. However, I came across this book ..



This is the book that has reviewed over 600 chick flicks to recommend them. So, I am going to make my way through the book and have a look at which ones I can watch and then recommend to you ... but for now, here is a list of the 25 chick flicks that every woman should see before she dies;


1. An affair to remember
2. Amelie
3. Annie Hall
4. Breakfast at Tiffany's
5. Bridget Jones' Diary
6. Dirty Dancing
7. Ghost
8. Gone with the wind
9. The Heiress
10. His Girl Friday
11. The joy luck club
12. Letter from an unknown woman
13. Like water for chocolate
14. Little Women
15. Love Story
16. Magnificent Obsession
17. My big fat greek wedding
18. Now voyager
19. Pillow Talk
20. Pretty in pink
21. Terms of endearment
22. Thelma and Louise
23. The way we were
24. When Harry met Sally
25. Working Girl

Pick up your copy here.

I have watched 7 out of this 25. Maybe I do need to get watching a few more. I am going to be popping on a mini review every day for the next week and then pop a few more on when I have time to watch them. Watch this space ...

Rachael xox

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Steal her style: Audrina Patridge

Hi guys,

So the final The Hills steal her style look ... Audrina!


I like Audrina. Audrina is the coolest of the MTV The Hills cast when it comes to fashion, her style is very laid back, sometimes grungy, but everything she wears shows off her AMAZING figure! Audrina's style isn't mine, but I would wear some of her outfit options. I chose this one below as this is the one I am most likely to wear from her style! 


I like that this look is pretty. I would definitely wear this. Audrina's look is very sexy but this is a more feminine look for her!

1. Top - Boohoo
2. Arm Cuff - Ebay
3. Heeled sandals - Missguided
4. Belt - Missguided
5. Jeans - Topshop

Shop this look now! Love this look!

Rachael xox

Friday, 25 April 2014

Friday Book Review: Slated by Teri Terry

Hi guys,

So I have just finished reading this book and I have popped the next two on my wishlist on Amazon for "payday" purchases! I have been reading a lot of chick lit lately and so I saw this book looking at me on the shelf and I thought I would start to read it, but then I couldn't put it down. The book is Slated by Teri Terry.


Book Description

What would you do if your entire memory had been erased?

Product Description

Kyla's memory has been erased, her personality wiped blank, her memories lost for ever. She's been Slated. The government claims she was a terrorist, and that they are giving her a second chance - as long as she plays by their rules. But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla's mind. Someone is lying to her, and nothing is as it seems. Who can she trust in her search for the truth?

I am not doing any spoilers for any books, that is not what I want to do. I am just putting books out there that you may not have heard of or may not want to read, but ever the encourager, I want people to read and if reviewing a book or two and giving my opinion means others are going to read, then so be it.

Okay, so this book starts with the main character, Kyla, awaiting the arrival of her parents to come and collect her from a hospital. What we then find out is that Kyla has been "slated", the government's form of punishment to terrorists or criminals under sixteen, the cut off age for the treatment. She is then released to her parents, who are in fact, not her real parents. They are the adopted parents that the hospital find for her to go and live with. As she navigates herself through the uncharted territory of school and adapting to life, she has another challenge to face. Everyone who is Slated, wears a band called a Levo, this measures how happy or angry you are, and if it dips below a certain level, the levo will fry your brain.
You find yourself liking the character and you root for her throughout the book, you don't want to see her get hurt. I think it doesn't matter what she did before she was slated, we feel that we don't need to know that as much as she does, because we like who she is now. It is always interesting to see how the future changes with different author's perspective. I wonder what the world will really be like in the 2030s. 
The imagination that has gone into this book matches that of The Hunger Games and The Dust/Wool/Shift books. It is so well written and when I finished reading the book, it made me want more. I couldn't put the book down. It is part of the books with bite website, this pushes you onto different books that you may like if you enjoyed this one. Well worth a look.
Get yours here!
Enjoy, Rachael xox

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Steal her style: Whitney Port


Hi guys, 

I love Whitney Port. Her style is so floaty, feminine and fresh. She is so stunningly beautiful too! Flawless face and she is just so lovely. So, I have got a couple of looks from Whitney's massive range of looks. 



This is the look I have chosen for the steal her style fashion. The reason I love this look is because it is quite simple, but it shows Whitney's style in one look; girly and floaty.






1. Blazer - Boohoo
2. Dress - New Look
3. Clutch - Boohoo
4. Shoes - Fashion Union

Steal her style with this look! Simple but lovely!

See you soon guys for Audrina,

Rachael xox

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

New Boots Haul ...

Hi guys,

A Boots Haul! I literally went into Boots for Rita Ora Rimmel Sixty Seconds Nail Polish and I came out with a lot of products (The box is Superdrug - separate haul).




Here are my products I bought:
Boots Cotton Wool Pads
Nivea Soothing Cleansing Mousse
Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation in Ivory
Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in Cool Medium
Rita Ora Nail Polish in Let's Get Nude
Rita Ora Nail Polish in Pillow Talk
Rita Ora Nail Polish in Breakfast in Bed
Garnier Body Oil Beauty Nourishing Lotion
Sure Compressed bright deodorant
Natural Collection Sun tint bronzing powder in Golden Glow
Batiste dry shampoo in oriental
Garnier Ultimate Blends The sleek restorer shampoo
Garnier Ultimate Blends The sleek restorer conditioner
V05 smoothly does it shampoo
V05 smoothly does it conditioner
Loreal Elvive Smooth Intense Anti Frizz Shampoo
Loreal Elvive Smooth Intense Anti Frizz Conditioner

Please check out my video on my Youtube too.

Rachael xox 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Product Review: Soap and Glory Flake Away Body Scrub

Hi guys,

So many times I use a product over and over again and I just don't get round to shouting from the rooftops about it. Recently, I realised that I use this product over and over again. This is The Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub. When I buy Soap and Glory, I usually just go for the travel size, because then I get to use the product and if I don't like it, I don't panic over the money I have wasted. £2.50 is not bad to be wrong about a product. 


This product is amazing. I love the smell, I like the consistency, I feel like it really gets in there and takes away all of the dead skin and it really makes a difference if I use this over something else when tanning afterwards. I have terrible feet too, I am on my feet all day so they are quite hard and I have a lot of dry skin but this seems to make a difference to them as well! I feel as if it didn't do such a good job, I would still use it because it smells so good.

Overall, a good product and next time I buy, I'll go big! You can get yours here!

Rachael xox

Monday, 21 April 2014

Rita Ora Rimmel 60 seconds ...

Hi guys,

So, I went to Boots the other day with the sole purpose of purchasing some of the Rita Ora nude coloured nail polishes. Rita Ora has got a gorgeous nail polish range for Rimmel 60 Seconds and they all have really cool bedtime names!



The colours I picked up were Lose your Lingerie, Let's Get Nude and Pillow Talk. I just love the names. There are a lot of neon colours in the range but I have been trying to go pastel lately so I bought the lighter shades.




This shade is Pillow Talk. I love it. It is very thick and a bit gloopy, but I think it has to be this consistency to create such a pigmented colour. The colour is amazing and I got loads of compliments on it, people saying it is such a pretty colour. I just love it. I tried Let's Get Nude also since then (didn't take a photograph as it was on my toes yuk!) but I found that that one needed a lot of layers to create the same look as the fingernails. 

I would definitely recommend this polish and I will be wearing Lose your lingerie next so I will be popping a photo on too if I remember!

Also, if I forgot to mention that when I bought these they were only £3.69 from Boots and they were three for two! BARGAIN!

See you soon xox