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Quote: Alan Rickman

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Alan-Rickman-zv-alan-rickman-6915904-1280-1024‘Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.’

‘Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling. I love getting on trains and boats and planes.’

‘And it’s a human need to be told stories. The more we’re governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible.’

‘I love perfumes. Every morning when my girlfriend and I come down to the courtyard in our block of flats we’re assailed by the most delicious scent – jasmine round a doorway. It almost makes me swoon.’

‘If you could build a house on a trampoline, that would suit me fine.’

‘I’ve never been able to plan my life. I just lurch from indecision to indecision.’

‘I think there should be laughs in everything. Sometimes, it’s a slammed door, a pie in the face or just a recognition of our frailties.’

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Disclaimer – I do not own the photo above, it is from: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/alan-rickman/images/6915904/title/alan-rickman-zv-wallpaper

Quote – Colin Baker

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‘I’m an actor. If you had said to me before I started acting that I’d get two bites of the cherry – you would do things that people will remember forever like ‘The Brothers’ which I did in the ’70s and now ‘Doctor Who’ – I’d have been overjoyed and I still am.’

‘As any actor will tell you, the hardest thing to do is small parts, because you focus all your attention and concentration on that small part. When you’re playing the lead part, you don’t have time to think about the whole of it, so you just have to steam on and get on with it.’doctor-who-colin-baker

‘One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more light-hearted way. I don’t mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour.’

‘I could, I think, quite easily have gone to Oxford. I got four good A levels, but my father’s income was such that I wouldn’t have got a grant, and he wouldn’t let me go to university, and that was the end of it.’

‘I’ve mellowed quite quickly.’

‘If you turn down work because you are frightened of getting typecast, you’ll never do anything good.’

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above photo, it is from: http://www.zap2it.com/blogs/doctor_who_colin_baker_angry_he_wasnt_in_the_day_of_the_doctor-2013-12

Quote: Zooey Deschanel

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Zooey-Deschanel-Tommy-Hilfiger-Collection‘I’m a person who gets better with practice. Getting older is awesome – because you get more practice.’

‘One thing I love about Christmas music is that it has a tradition of warmth.’

‘I don’t know why femininity should be associated with weakness. Women should be free to express who they are without thinking, ‘I need to act like a man, or I need to tone it down to be successful.’ That’s a very good way to keep women down.’

‘I like old movies, screwball comedies, vintage clothes, and basically I’m an old-fashioned gal.’

‘True love that lasts forever… yes, I do believe in it. My parents have been married for 40 years and my grandparents were married for 70 years. I come from a long line of true loves.’

‘A lot of people work out to be skinny. That’s so boring, and it seems like a depressing goal for a modern woman.’

‘You can’t expect to make no effort. You still have to make the effort and be kind and understanding.’

‘I’m into sincerity in music and sincerity in art. If it doesn’t feel true, I don’t want to do it. Things that are too dramatic scare me. I think that’s why I don’t always fit into the world of performing arts.’

‘If I’m going to be ‘too’ anything, ‘too cute’ is fine. I love puppies. So what? Who hates puppies?’

‘It’s nice that there are movies and songs about romance – it’s what motivates us as human beings. I’m all for being brainwashed by rom-coms.’

‘You don’t have to wear expensive clothes to look good.’

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Disclaimer – I do not own the photo, it is from: http://www.popsugar.com/Zooey-Deschanel

Music: McBusted (McFly+Busted)

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Today I’m recommending my absolute favourite band McBusted. You may not have McBusted_Albumheard of them as they are a British band who mostly tour around England, Scotland and Ireland. They have been a band for a little over a year and have a MASSIVE following since they are a combination of two former bands, McFly and Busted.

MAIN-McBustedBusted broke up around 10 years ago after being one of the most popular bands in both England and America at the time. They managed to realise two albums and consisted of Matt Willis, James Bourne and Charlie Simpson. The band broke up when Charlie realised he wasn’t enjoying being in the band and he decided to pursue his career in a different band, Fightstar. Charlie now works on his solo career and so has decided not to be a part of McBusted.

Having always worked closely with Busted, and its members, McFly are similar in their approach and style of music. They have been a band for little over 10 years, they haven’t ended or broken up, they have only put their music on hold while McBusted is doing it’s thing since this opportunity came about rather suddenly and they couldn’t miss it. They McBusted-supporting-One-Directionwere my favourite band prior to McBusted and are made up of Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher (whose YouTube channel I recommended last week), Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd.

When James, Matt, Danny, Tom, Harry and Dougp01lnxv7ie announced that they were forming McBusted they released their first tour fearing that very little would happen and that people wouldn’t want to see them. Instead their shows sold out in the first few hours and all subsequent shows since have sold incredibly fast too. What was thought to be a stand –alone tour has turned into an album and a second tour thus far. So due to the demand and success of the first tour, the boys  have just RB-McBusted_blogreleased their self-titled debut album (on the 1st December 2014) which probably holds some of their best music to date, and have been promoting that this past month. Next they’re going on tour this spring, in March and April, showcasing their new album and some of the McFly and Busted classics.

If you haven’t heard either of the three bands I have mentioned in this blog post, please check them out as they have created some really great music and in addition are some of the most down-to-earth people in this planet. Also, even though Charlie Simpson isn’t a member of McBusted, don’t neglect to take a look at his solo stuff and his Fightstar stuff.

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Ps. I must apologise for not posting last Friday (Boxing Day) since I didn’t have anything to post and I sort of ran out of time. Sorry! Hope you had a great Christmas!

Disclaimer – I do not own any pictures in this post, they are from: http://www.kerrang.com/24364/mark-hoppus-rivers-cuomo-alex-gaskarth-mcbusted/, http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/mcbusted-mcfly-busted-become-supergroup-2719950, http://www.onedirection.net/mcbusted-supporting-one-direction-paris-tour/, http://www.shootgroup.com/2014/07/mcbusted-ray-burmiston/ and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/galleries/p01lnyc6

Christmas: Gift Guide (Female|More Expensive)

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 Hello Everyone! It is finally December 1st which means it’s time to open our advent calenders and decorate the house. I want this month to be festive on my blog and this is why I’m doing Christmassy themed posts. This week I’ll be posting Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with the next four days being gift guides for those of you out there who still haven’t got anything (or any ideas) for a loved one, or perhaps you don’t even know what you want yourself and are looking for some inspiration.

Today’s gift guide is going to consist of some more expensive gifts with a female orientation. This doesn’t mean, of course, that some of the gifts can’t be given to men – if it’s something that they will like, then that’s what matters. To see the gift guide for Females but with less expensive gifts visit my blog again on Wednesday. 1To find the items I’m recommending, click the orange links that will be displayed on certain words. Enjoy!

Let’s start with make-up because after all even if the woman isn’t a make-up artist or a YouTube guru, they will still wear make-up of some variety: the make-up palette I have found is the Clarins Enchanted Colour Quartet and Liner Palette for £29 at Tesco Direct. Another example is the Too Faced: Beauty Wishes and Sweet Kisses Christmas Palette for £28.80.2

Next, a skincare item, since everyone of any gender needs to take care of their skin to ensure it remains strong and healthy looking: For this I have found the Winter Lace Aria Clarisonic currently a steep £155 from Space.NK but it is totally worth the money since it ‘cleanses your skin up to six times more effectively with this using patented sonic frequency, the Aria exfoliates while it cleanses, revealing a softer, 3smoother and clearer complexion’.

Every girl needs some perfume, right? How about Chanel Coco Mademoiselle for £75? This gift set includes a 20ml Eau De Parfum purse spray and two 20ml refills. Its fragrance is described as ‘sexy, fresh oriental’.

Christmas is the time when all the bath sets and beauty gifts come out all prettified and beautiful. This year I have found three delicious looking sets from The Body Shop. The first is the Frosted Cranberry Tubes of Treasures costing £15. It contain4s a shower gel, a body polish, a body butter and a Bath Lily. The second is the Strawberry Ultimate Luxuries containing a shower gel, body butter, body polish, body sorbet, beautifying oil and a perfume for £35. The final set is the Shea Ultimate Luxuries and is an alternate theme than the previous set. It contains a shower cream, body scrub, body butter, beautifying oil, perfume and a 5Body Whip… again for £35.

 Continuing on this theme, you could always buy that speci6al person an experience… say a spa day for example. The cheapest example I found was on Tesco Direct: Clarice House Superior Pampering Spa Day for 2 for £130. To find out more click the relevant links, for other experiences if a spa day is not for you click here.

Clothes are a classic Christmas gift but it can be terribly difficult to buy something that fits perfectly, that suits the person’s style and is something that they’ll like. Perhaps this Oversized Black Check Square Scarf from ASOS for £18 will do the job since everyone 7needs a scarf in these winter months.

For the more fashionable female, you may consider buying a stylish bag of some sort. I found this really modern and chic ‘Mi Pac‘ backpack from Liberty for £60.

 Another popular gift is the candle, especially those Christmas themed ones… my first candle is the Elemis Spa Light Candle8; £25 from Feel Unique. It is described through this short blurb: ‘Infuse and illuminate your home with this iconic Elemis scent of spa. Soothe the mind with beautiful aromatics of vanilla, whilst uplifting with orange and cinnamon spices’. The second ‘candle’ I’m showing you is actually a set from Yankee Candle, available from Amazon for £10.99 (with free delivery),  containing five Christmas scents.

Hopefully, this has given you plenty of inspiration or some sort of starting point if you are still completely unstarted with your Christmas Shopping! Happy December 1st!

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Disclaimers:

1. Some of my inspiration came from Fleur’s gift guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXrSE7TqUlk

2. All images in this post came from the links already inserted – I do not own these pictures.

3. I am not sponsored by any of these companies nor have I been asked to comment on these products.

Something Different is Called For.

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Hi everyone.

There’s going to be some changes. I’m sorry! I know people hate changes, but I’m sure that in the long run, this is going to benefit my blog.

I have been a little run of my feet since I returned to school and have had to do homework instead of writing recommendations. This has therefore led to less content and less love in my recommendations.

Therefore I announce my changes: I will not be posting daily any more. Instead I will be posting three days a week; Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These days will not be allocated to anything specific. I will still be recommending films, youtubers, music, books, beauty products, food and writing up celebrity quotes but these can appear on any day and in any order.

This is a massive change I realise, but I hope you guys, my followers, understand that this way I can keep a constant stream of content coming your way as well as ensure I don’t hit a wall.

Thanks so much for sticking with me these past few weeks, I truly appreciate it.

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Beauty and Hair: Argan Oil Heat Protectant

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Argan OilHello, I am back with today’s hair/beauty recommendation. Hopefully, we all know how important heat protectant is for your hair when you heat style or blow-dry. I use Argan Oil Heat Defence Leave In Spray.

This product is wonderful. Not only does it protect your hair from the damage caused by curlers, straighteners and hair dryers, it also makes your hair healthier as the ‘moroccan argan oil extract’ is ‘hydrating, nourishing and cleansing’ or so the packaging states. I couldn’t agree more. This product makes your hair brighter, softer and shinier and so overall healthier.

I also managed to pick up this product for about £1 – £1.99 in a local PoundStretcher – such a bargain!

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