Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I have not done a book review since I was 9 (but even then I used pictures to describe how I felt about it) so this is new territory for me. The main motive for wanting to do this review is the huge hype that surrounded this book (which is now in the process of being made into a movie). It intrigued me to then buy it and to be honest with you all, I liked it but didn't love it.

The story is through the eyes of a teenager called Hazel who has terminal cancer and like most (not saying all) teenage books, she mets a boy called Augustus Waters (who also suffers from cancer).
Not trying to give too much away for those who have not read it but the story then (to put it plainly) just goes through the motions of a teenage girl falling in love with a boy and it ends tragically. I suppose the fact that they are  suffering from cancer does make this love story have a Romeo and Juliet vibe but it just does not pull at my heart strings. I could not connect with Hazel. Her emotions amused me and I just felt bad for Augustus. I did find it some what adorable how they connected over a book but I just was not convinced about their relationship.

Perhaps the book was written in a way to be adapted into a movie? I don't know. However I would not be surprised if the movie turns out to be fabulous.

Let me know if you have read this book and your thoughts on it. 

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Valentine's Day

Yesterday was Valentine's Day and what better way to come back into the blogging world than to have a post all about love! I know there is a lot of hate for valentine's day but I don't understand how you cannot like a 'day of love'. Whether you are single, in a relationship, married or "it's complicated" the day can bring something for everyone. My husband and I decided to use the day as a "glorified" date night. We went to a local Thai restaurant (which had amazing food but the worst service, but that's for another post). I decided to wear something simple but romantic. I opted for my old favourite tiered fitting skirt with a zip running down the middle (Max Fashions (New Zealand), a lace back sleeveless sheer shirt (Forever New (Australia)) with a flower necklace (Primark (current)) that I tucked under the collar. To give the outfit more of a 'valentine's day' theme I finished with a baby pink blazer (Glassons (New Zealand)).

For make up I went more natural starting with the Body Shops tea tree primer which is great for a long night out because it stops bacteria from forming on your face and helps keep your make up on for longer. I didn't want high coverage so I choose the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation and to cover any problem areas I used my Collection concealer. Finishing the skin I used a rose pink blush from Estee Lauder. I did quite a natural eye shadow look as I wanted the red lipstick to be the bold statement. 

Aside the terrible service we received our valentines dinner was tastey and we finished the night off with a piece of cake that I baked for my husband (which surprisingly turned out okay considering I don't bake very often).

I hope you all had a lovely valentines day :) let me know what you got up to! xxx


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