Wednesday, 27 September 2017

The Band Musical |Manchester Opera House

The Band starts off in 1993 with 5 school girls who love this boy band and after a tragic event it then jumps to present day were the girls are all middle aged and last touch. They are reunited and that's were im going to leave it to avoid spoiling it!
Take that songs are performed throughout the show as expected!

The story line wasn't what i expected as it does have a few sad scenes and focuses around friendship. I think i just expected it to be about Take That or the life of a band!
I really liked the use of the stage and props, very innovative how they used the space.

The Guys who played the Band members were great they all had amazing voices.They are the winners of the BBC show Let It Shine.
 The whole cast were brilliant, i especially loved the girls that played the younger versions, i thought they were great together!

The shows has the same producers as The Full Monty and The Girls and like them shows it has the same heartwarming themes throughout. If you have seen any of them shows before you will be able to see similarities, not it the narrative but in the way it makes you feel. 

Definitely a must for Take That Fans! but the shows also appeals to everybody as it is heartwarming tale. After leaving Manchester it starts it's National Tour you can see the dates here.

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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Cilla The Musical| Liverpool Empire Theatre

On the 8th September i attended the Press Night for Cilla The Musical at the Liverpool Empire.
This is a brand new production and where else could it premiere apart from Liverpool! It is based on the TV series that starred Sheridan Smith and co produced by Cilla's Son Robert Willis.
The whole cast were absolutely amazing but my stand outs are Kara Lilly Hayworth who plays Cilla, she was phenomenal. Her voice gave me chills,for some parts it actually felt like i was watching Cilla! Another Stand out for me was Carl Au who plays the charming and loveable Bobby, Cilla's Husband. His voice was also amazing. I loved the relationship/chemistry the pair had together.

The songs features include some of The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Big Three and Mamas & Papas. The set transported you from the Cavern Club to Cilla's flat to New York.

The production is still in Liverpool for another week, then continues to tour around the U.K until March 2018. I highly recommend you get yourself some tickets as it not one to be missed.

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Monday, 4 September 2017

Brontë Country| Haworth

I recently visited the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Harworth, Yorkshire. The museum is actually inside the house the Bronte's actually lived in. Admission is £8.50 for adults and the ticket is valid for a year so you can visit as many times as you would like, which i think is excellent value!

The museum features costumes and props from 'To Walk Invisible' a BBC feature film the aired in 2016 , its a great watch i highly recommend it. Belongings and artifacts of all the Bronte's are also on display.
The village of Haworth is so picturesque and quaint. I felt like i had been transported back to the 18th Century with all the beautiful, traditional shop fronts.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Bronte Parsonage Museum and Haworth village and i will be back soon!

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Book Review| Lyrebird | Cecelia Ahern

Cecelia Ahern is one of my favourite authors , I find all her books have unique and creative narratives, this one is no different!

'In the south-west of Ireland, rugged mountains meet bright blue lakes and thick forests. Deep in the woods, a young woman lives alone, forever secluded from the world, her life a well-kept secret. She possesses an extraordinary talent, the likes of which no-one has seen before: a gift that will earn her the nickname Lyrebird.
When Solomon stumbles into Laura’s solitary existence, her life is turned on its head. Pulled from her peaceful landscape to the cacophony of Dublin, she is confronted by a world desperate to understand her.

But while Solomon knows the world will embrace Laura, will it free her to spread her wings – or will it trap her in a gilded cage? Like all wild birds, she needs to fly free…'
As you read from the synopsis above The books is about a girl Laura, who has lived alone on a mountain for 10 years with little interaction with people as the story is about her adjusting to the 'real, outside' world and her developing relationships.
The characters were all likeable in this especially Laura and Solomon, the one character i didn't like was Bo but my opinion changed on her throughout the book! 

I liked the quirky twist on a love story one which i haven't one similar before! The book took me just a few days to read as i had to know what happened!

Overall, i recommend the book if you like to read uplifting and unusual books! 

Rating| 5 *****

Available from here.

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Monday, 26 June 2017

Book Review| A Summer At Sea | Katie Fforde

'A Summer at Sea' is the first book i have read by Katie Fforde and i wasn't disappointed!  If you have read my book reviews before you will know that 'Chick Lit' is my favourite genre to read!

'She has a career as a midwife that she loves . She enjoys living on her own as a single woman. But she’s also feels it’s time for a change and a spot of some sea air. 

So when her best friend Rebecca asks whether she’d like to spend the summer cooking on a ‘puffer’ boat just off the Scottish coast, she jumps at the chance.

But she barely has time to get to grips with the galley before she finds herself with a lot on her plate. 

Rebecca is heavily pregnant and is thrilled to have her friend on board doing most of the work. Then there’s Emily’s competitive and jealous kitchen assistant who thinks she should be head-cook, not Emily. 

And there’s Alasdair, the handsome local doctor who Emily is desperately trying not to notice. 

Because if she falls in love with him, as he appears to be falling for her, will she ever want her old life back again?'

Kate Fforde has quite a few books out which i will get round to purchasing as i really enjoyed this book! I particularly liked the characters Emily and Alasdair i really got a feel of both of their characters.

The book would be a great holiday read as it's easy to follow, all the characters are likable and it's an uplifting read! I would highly recommend this book. I have also purchased a few other books by Katie Fforde since reading this one!

You can order here.

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Review| LA Girl Pro Foundation

This foundation has been all over YouTube especially on American beauty channels as you can't get this in the UK, i ordered mine from Beauty Joint.
We all know how popular the LA Girl Pro Concealer is and i love that so was excited to try a foundation by the brand. The foundation is an illuminating foundation.
The consistency is quite thick, thicker than i thought it would be for an illuminating foundation. It is high coverage but not too heavy on the skin.

The foundation lasted around 6 hours on my skin before i needed to powder which is pretty good going for an illuminating foundation. I liked the packaging it i think it makes it look more expensive than it is! At £6.29 it is well worth the money.

I have the shade 'Fair' which is the lightest but they do have a white which you can mix in, as this is quite dark for a fair shade but they do have a great darker shade range.

I would highly recommend this foundation as i think it would be great for dry skin but if you have oily skin but you just might need to powder a little more often!
Available here.

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Monday, 19 June 2017

|Make Up Geek Eyeshadow Collection

Make Up Geek eye shadows are some of my favourites, i don't have a big collection but i wanted to share these shades as i use them all the time. I know Make Up Geek are raved about everywhere but these shadows are probably among some of the most pigmented i have ever used.

My favourite out of the shadows i have is Cosmopolitan which is the red/copper shade i use this all the time and i find it compliments a lot of outfits which i didn't think it would being such a bold shadow. 
Cocoa bear is the shadow i have heard talked about the most on you tube and blogs. It is a warm toned brown perfect for the crease.
Homecoming is shimmery champagne/brown shade which is very pigmented.
Havoc reminds me of Mac's 'Club' eye shadow as its a duo chrome with green and brown.
Steampunk is extremely pigmented and it does have a little fall out so i find this one best to build up on the lid to save a disaster on the eye!
Envy is a lovely dark green shade, i always seem to gravitate towards a green shade. Again this shade is highly pigmented and you only need to use a little.

Swatched in Order:
|Cocoa bear

The magnetic palette i keep these in is from Freedom Make Up.
I buy Make Up Geek from Beauty Bay.

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