Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What I Watched in July 2017 ★

What I Watched in July 2017.
Despicable Me 3.
I know these movies are made for children, but c'mon, they are fab little movies! I paid for Alex and I to go see this at the cinema and we loved it. Alex and I's first 'date/outing' together was to see the first movie when it came out, so we've followed the Minions ever since. This one isn't my favourite of the franchise, but it made me chuckle. ★★★

I have never watched an X-Men movie in my life, but Alex was wanting to see this when it came out, so we eventually sat down to watch it and, although I hardly knew anything about the first movies, I was able to follow it easy and ended up really enjoying it. Hugh Jackman is amazing! ★★★★

Now this is a movie I wanted to see when I saw the trailers at the cinema. I know I'm 23 years old, but animated films are just amazing and I love watching them. I really enjoyed this movie. Even though it's not the best story (it is for kids remember), the music is my favourite part. ★★★

Leap year.
This is one of those movies which I can come back to it time and time again and still enjoy watching it and seeing it play out. It's a lovely, feel-good movie that I think everyone should give a watch at least once. It has Amy Adams in it, which is good enough. ★★★

Wild Child / Nancy Drew.
You know those days when you literally can't be arsed to get out of bed? Well that was me last month, I put Nancy Drew on as 'background noise' for when I was dusting but ended up watching it all. That then led me to Wild Child which also stars the fabulous Emma Roberts and that was plans went to shit. Ha. I love both of these movies. They are the perfect films for chick-flick lovers. ★★★

Lesbian Vampire Killers.
I ended up watching this on a whim because I just couldn't be arsed looking for anything else and this was on after something I'd watched. I sort of wanted to watch this when it came out because I quite like James Corden and from the trailer it looked funny....I didn't really think much to it, to be honest. It had few silly gags in it, the story was silly and the effects was worse. BUT it's not bad if you just want something to watch. ★★

This one was a pick by Alex. I don't know much about Alfred Hitchcock besides he directed Psycho, so this was an interesting watch. Anthony Hopkins is amazing as the lead and I think he and Helen Mirren together made for a spectacular pairing. ★★★

Saving Mr Banks.
This is another movie that I knew nothing about when I went into watching it. Unlike most, I have never seen Mary Poppins and I know very little regarding it and Walt Disney, so again, this was a very interesting watch. I think Emma Thompson is such an amazing actress and this movie just made me love her more. Obviously Tom Hanks was fab, too. I mean, he always is. ★★★★

A lot of these movies were Alex's choices and good choices they were. I can never just simply pick a movie, I have to know about it and read reviews etc, so most of these were pleasant surprises!

What have you been watching lately?
Laura x 

Saturday, August 05, 2017

O'Keeffe's Working Hands + Healthy Feet Cream Review*

A couple of months back I was emailed by the lovely folk at O'Keeffe's asking whether I would like to try their hand and foot creams and, of course, I said I would be honoured to give them a whirl. 

When they arrived I was very surprised by the packaging. Not a lot of moisturises that I've seen comes in such attractive little tubes like these. I mean, look at them. Lime green and blue just happen to be two of my favourite colours so I would most definitely be attracted to these if I saw them in a store and I think a lot of other people would be too. LOVE THE PACKAGING.

I didn't know about The O'Keeffe company before I was contacted, so I did a bit of research and found out that the company began over 20 years ago by a rancher named Bill O'Keeffe and his daughter, Tara. After all the years of hard work Bill had done he was always in pain with chronic dry skin on his feet and hands and after being diagnosed with diabetes his daughter, who was a skilled pharmacist, decided to put her knowledge to work and, along with her father, created the formula that is now known as O'Keeffe's. 

*O'Keeffe's Working Hands is an unscented, non-greasy, hypoallergenic cream that was formulated to give 'guaranteed relief' for extremely dry, cracked hands. When used daily it is clinically proven to instantly boost moisture levels in the skin and provide a protective layer on the skin's surface which will help to prevent moisture loss and keep the hands soft.

This cream is lovely. When I first applied it I was very surprised at how fast it sunk into my skin and made my hands feel really soft. I don't necessarily have the hands that these creams were developed for but I can say that it make my hands feel super soft and that hint of roughness that I always have goes in a flash. 

*O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet is also unscented, non-greasy and hypoallergenic. This one was formulated to give 'guaranteed relief' to extremely dry, cracked feet. This one, when used daily, also helps to boost your skin's moisture level and provides a protective layer to prevent your skin from losing moisture.

This cream is my favourite of the two. It is amazing! Unlike the hand cream, which I can't really give a proper review of, the foot cream is a god-send. I am a heavy footed person which results in the skin on my feet becoming very rough and hard when walked on (which obvs is all the time) so when I applied this cream I didn't expect much considering all the other creams I've tried. BUT when this cream sunk into my skin I was blown away by how quickly my feet went from rough to soft and smooth. It is bloody amazing! 

Both of these creams are amongst the best I've used. I think their claim for 'guaranteed relief' is absolutely true, the creams work fast and, when used daily, give you THE softest skin. I don't think I'll ever use anything else now, particularly on my feet. I love this brand and I think if you suffer from dry/rough skin these would be a godsend to you because they actually work and do what they promise. They are also great for diabetic skin too, so if you know someone suffering with dry skin brought on through the diabetes definitely recommend it to them! If they're not happy O'Keeffe's offer you 100% money back, that's how confident they are in their products!

Have you tried the O'Keeffe brand before?
If not check out their website here!
Laura x

Friday, July 28, 2017

★ What I Watched: June 2017 ★

It's almost August and I am only now posting my June watch list....I think it's safe to say that I am not on top of my blogging game lately which leads me to saying that I am not very happy with my blog right now. As you all can probably tell I am not the most skilled when it comes to expressing myself via writing and I suck at keeping up with posts and products, etc. I've never been one to stick to a post schedule or follow the lead of other bloggers and I probably never will to be honest, so from now I am just going to post when I feel like it instead of pressuring myself to get a post up. Please stick around though as I know for sure that PGR will not just die on me, I'm having a moment not giving up completely.

ANYWAY, onto the reason of this post: My June Watchlist. June wasn't too bad a month for movies, I got a couple in there that I was intending to watch and some that I love so I just rewatched them anways! So here's what I watched in June...

I've not watched this movie in years and I forgot just how much I loved it! I'm still yet to watch the last 2-3 installments, but they may be on my July list.

My boyfriend is a lover of war films and so within the last 7 years I've watched several movies that I didn't expect to like, this being one of them. The story was incredible, the acting was incredible and I cannot praise this movie enough. I loved it.

This has been on my list a few times this year and I'm not sure why to be honest. I don't watch it for the sex stuff, I actually like the relationship between the characters and the soundtrack is fab! It's not the best acting or story in the world, but we've all got to have our guilty pleasures, eh?

I watched this movie so long ago now I don't quite remember what happened in it. But I wrote down that I loved I must of love it. I watched it mainly for Miles Teller as he's a great actor, so I'm definitely going to have to give it a rewatch.

I made Alex watch this with me because I kept pissing him off saying 'fishy, fishy, fishy' all the time and so I wanted to show him what it was from and I'm glad I did. It's not the best film, but it's definitely one to watch for the laughs.

You know you have to watch the sequel, right? We both watched this as a filler movie when we were bored. It's not that bad a film for a laugh, so give it a watch if you fancy a comedy.

Have you seen any of these films or got any recommendations?
Laura x

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