29 April 2013

Movie Month

Even though I absolutely love going to the cinema I actually rarely go - though, I went twice this month to see "The Place Beyond The Pines" and "Iron Man 3".
The first one was just a random pick when 3 of my friends and I decided we felt like watching a film, and I've had Iron Man planned since I found it was being produced.

The Place Beyond the Pines was brilliant and the acting was great  by everybody and I enjoyed the film from beginning to end. It's "split" into three parts and it really caught me right from the first one, which was the toughest and most action-packed (I'm a sucker for a good action film) part of the film. This being said it also presented some strong emotions, and the characters were just great! Generally there was created a perfect combination between action and emotion. One of my friends really doesn't like action films, and even she liked it a lot.

I've read a few reviews where people complained that it was too long, but compared with the story told during the 2 hours and 20 minutes I didn't feel like it was too bad. Overall I really enjoyed this film and the three parts played wonderfully together - I would definitely recommend this film, as it's one of the best I've seen in a while.

I'm a huge Marvel fan and even bigger Iron Man fan so I've been so excited to go see this movie! Iron Man is one of my absolute favourite super heroes and I've really enjoyed the other two movies so my expectations weren't low. I now regret that I has set my expectations that high.
I'm so gutted to say that I was actually a bit disappointed with the film. I really really wanted it to be fantastic and mind blowing, and it just wasn't. One of my friends even told me that is was better than Batman: The Dark Knight Rises - and let me just tell you; that film was A-mazing! 
Don't get me wrong - it was a good film. It was an awesome film. It just didn't live up to the first Iron Man film which is one of my all time favourites. The main problem was just that I'd set my expectations too high. So despite of it being a really nice film it isn't as fantastic as I had expected. :-( 

Have you seen either of the films? And what do you think of them?

22 April 2013

My First MyBeautyBox

MyBeautyBox is the Danish version of Birchbox/Glossybox since we don't have that in Denmark, unfortunately. But I decided to try out MyBeautyBox and I have recently ordered a 3 month subscription. Today I got my first box and was super exited to get it opened to see what was inside!
I think the box itself it rather nice even though it doesn't quite live up to the prettyness I've seen of Glossybox and Birchbox, but of course that isn't what is most important so onto the actual content!
The theme of this month's box is "Fast Glam" promising a box "packed full of innovative and effective products making you glamorous in no time". I don't get exactly why they chose this as a theme as I feel like a spring theme would be more suitable and I'd love to have seen some bright colours!

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (in 'Gray by Gray')
I've never tried a polish from this brand before but heard plenty of good things about it, so I'm excited to try this out. This being said I'm not overly excited about the colour as I find it a bit dull and not as suitable for spring as you could have hoped, but I reckon it will look great with jeans. 

Rimmel Glam Eyes Eyeshadow (in '102 Backstage')
I love this colour. It's a great light bronzy, goldy, shimmery (I'm so good at discribing, I know) eye shadow, and I'm looking forward to testing this out to see whether or not it's as nice as it looks.

Rimmel Glam Eyes Eyeliner (in '004 Diamond Kiss')
I'm not really sure about this product. A silver eyeliner. I have to say that when it comes to eye make up I tend to keep it rather simple, and I don't really see myself wearing futuristic eye make up in the nearest future. This will most likely be a product that ends up behind all my other make up. 

BodyNordic Kiss & Makeup Lip Gloss
I have to admit I'm not a big lipgloss kind of person, so I'm not that excited about this product. And even though it's slightly pink in the tube it leaves absolutely no colours on your lips while also being quite sticky. Another product going to the back of the drawer. 

EasySun Tanning Towelettes
Well actually just one towelette. It says on the back that this will be enough for your face and neck - therefore I think they could have included one or two more. I've never actually tried tanning towelettes so it'll be fun to see how this turns out.

Overall I'm not too thrilled by this box - I don't think I'll get any good use out of most of the products. And I felt that the theme was a bit off and the products actually a bit more suitable for winter.
All of the products are very accessible, and I wish they'd chosen some that wasn't as easy to just go to a regular shop and buy. On their web site they promise brands like Nails Inc, Stila, Urban Decay, Sleek, and Revlon which are all pretty hard to find in Denmark. So instead of giving me two Rimmel products I wish they'd gone for some of the others. Overall I was slightly disappointed with my first box, but I will keep and open mind and hope for something better next time.

9 April 2013

The Long Awaited Arrival of Spring!

...and it's April 9th - it's alright, Spring, take your time.
Quite a few bloggers have already bragged about their lovely spring weather, but it seems that the weather gods of Denmark decided to let us wait just a bit longer than everybody else! I might be taking a risk, but even though it snowed briefly just a few days ago I'd now like to pronounce that spring is here! Or at least the very beginning of it..

When my brother and I were little my dad planted snowdrops in our garden in the shape of me and my brother's names, and every year when spring is on its way they blossom up and reveal our two names in the grass. And now I can happily announce that they're here!
Around this time last year it was 22 degrees Celsius which seems absolutely unbelievable with the 8 degrees we are sporting at the moment.
I simply cannot wait for warmer days where I can shove all my warm clothes to the back of my closet and jump into my sandals instead - fingers crossed that not too many days (weeks) have to pass...

Spring means less clothes, brighter shades of nail polish, longer days, and most important of all: summer is getting closer! To me, everyone just seems happier in the summer and because of the weather there is more stuff to do. Also I just don't really work with many layers, socks, and coats.
I hope you look forward to summer as much as I do! :-)

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