The Liebster Award!

I’m honoured to have been nominated for The Liebster Award, by Hebah Pervaiz (Link). This award is very pronounced within the blogging community, for discovering new bloggers and bringing bloggers together in this online community. In honour of this award, I will be answering some questions given to me to answer.

    1. What was your worst travel experience?  I used to do a lot of travelling when I was younger. My worst travel experience is probably any time I’ve caught a train. I’m not a fan of how confusing train stations are. The worst train ride, was back when I was 19 years old. I was on my way back from a few days in Lincoln. This isn’t a one train journey trip. You have to change over trains in Birmingham. This second train journey was
    2. What is the furthest away you have been from home? I travel for pageants. The furthest of which have been driving up to Glasgow twice. Which is about an 800 mile round trip.
    3. Where would you like to live in the future? If I could move to any place to live, I would for sure choose Los Angeles, California. I choose here because I’ve always dreamt of moving to the United States, and living the American dream.
    4. Would you like to have children one day? If so, how many? Yes. I’m currently expecting my first child with my partner. We hope to have at least two children. The ideal nuclear family.
    5. What is your all-time favourite book? I don’t actually read too often. But the book I’ve just currently finished is American Gods. So this has to be my favourite.
    6. What is your pet peeve? I feel like my biggest pet peeve, is a common one. Ignorance is my biggest pet peeve. Individuals who form opinions on subjects without educating themselves first, really do grinds my gears.
    7. What is your worst habit? I think my worst habit might be repeating myself. I tend to repeat myself when talking to people because I sometimes forget what I’ve already said.
    8. What is the weirdest thing you have ever done? I’m always told by my partner that I have a few weird eating habits. From eating tuna straight from the can, baked beans cold from a can, to eating plain crackers. Apparently all of which is weird.
    9. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, what three things would you do in the time you had left? If I knew I was going to die in 24 hours. I would have no idea to begin with, probably because of shock. Firstly I’d get married to my partner, that way if I was to die 24 hours later, at least I got that. Secondly I’d eat as much junk food as I could possibly eat, I’d be dying anyway. Thirdly, I’d probably more selfishly, ring up as much debt buying clothes as I could. Build up my dream wardrobe. It’s not the right thing to do, but I’d be dead.
    10. What do you consider your greatest achievement? I consider my greatest achievement to date to be my relationship, because it’s hard work to maintain. If you ask me this question around November this year, the answer will change. This is because I’m due to have my baby at the end of October.
    11. Would you rather visit the world 100 years into the past or 100 years into the future? I had to think about the answer to this question for a while.

In no particular order, my nominations for The Liebster Award are…

  • Jazzy’s World (Link).
  • Miss Monet. (Link).
  • I Travel Jo (Link).
  • Miss Perry’s Beauty Blog (Link).
  • Simply Apostolia (Link).
  • Elle May. (Link).

The questions I’d love for my nominees to answer are below:

  1. Given the choice of anyone in the world whom would you want as a dinner guest and why?
  2. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
  3. If travel was something everyone did as a rite of passage growing up where would you recommend they go and why? (one country only)
  4. What would be the best travel memory to have and how does it compare to what you have?
  5. Give a tip for other bloggers or potential blog starters:
  6. What is your favourite dish?
  7. Would you ever travel the world in a camper van?
  8. Give a travel tip for travellers:
  9. What do you think of selfie sticks?
  10. When you have a writer’s block what do you do to work it out?
  11. Who you gonna’ call?

Thanks for taking the time to read my post, as well as checking out all the nominee blogs, which I have linked. I can’t wait to see the nominees posts. Don’t forget to tag your nominator ( ME!) haha.

~RebeccaKLxo

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Emmy Awards 2017: 5 Best Dressed Actresses.

I love awards season, and watching the red carpet arrivals. Seeing all the beautiful designer gowns, on my favourite actresses. I don’t think I know any girls that don’t love at least seeing all the beautiful gowns. It’s such a dream of mine, to be invited to an awards ceremony so I can dress up like one of these real life princesses.

As last night was this years primetime emmy awards. I thought I’d take a look at all the dresses that walked down that carpet, and pick out the top 5 best dressed. Please remember that this is in my opinion. There was so many dresses that I had a hard time narrowing the choices down. But I managed to do it! There was an array of well known designers to new upcoming ones, in an array of colours and styles.

  • Sofia Vergara: No stranger to being in best dressed lists. Sofia Vergara always slays the dress game every awards season. Her beautiful mermaid style white gown; designed by Mark Zunino, is made for her curvaceous figure. A soft silver criss cross detail running through the bodice. This gown is pure bridal inspiration.
  • Nicole Kidman: For this carpet, Nicole Kidman chose a beautiful red gown styled dress; designed by Calvin Klein. It’s a bold choice, that I feel does her justice, from the neckline downwards. It’s a ball gown silhouette that’s cropped at the ankles. Details include silver chain around the neckline, to the subtle definition at the waist. It was perfectly paired with silver strapped stilletos.
  • Shailene Woodley: Her chosen dress, gave a modern twist on a hollywood classic look. Designed by Ralph Lauren. The deep forest green colour complimented her skin tone. A decadent material choice of velvet added to the luxurious look. The deep plunging neckline detail gives this the modern twist.
  • Kiernan Shipka: A modern take on looking like a princess. Her nude, princess inspired gown was designed by Miu Miu. The colour of the dress compliments her complexion perfectly. The full length gown has silver glitter detail as the straps and around the bodice of the gown along with the tulle skirt.
  • Sarah Hyland: I always look forward to seeing what Sarah Hyland chooses. As her choices are always on point. Her printed dress is designed by Zac Posen. This dress sported a cleverly done cut out in the bodice, which in my opinion was done tastefully. This is print done right, not any details, but the cut out and a high neckline.

I’d love to hear your opinions. Like I said there was so many amazing dresses, I could of been here for months writing out all the best dressed picks. So these were my absolutely favourite five.

~RebeccaKLxo

 

Logan Lucky: Film Review.

The film choice a couple of days ago was Logan Lucky. I saw the trailer for this film a few times, and it hooked me in. Truth be told, the poster with a Ford Mustang on actually draw me into this film. Everyone knows that this is my future dream car. I thought it was going to be quite a funny film.

I really did enjoy Logan Lucky. Although there was a few negative points to the film, like it not really making sense at the end.  If you see this film, you may understand what I mean by this. The crew and cast did a great job in this though. Daniel Craig was unrecognisable in his role. Where on the other hand, Adam Driver’s role was made for him. In my opinion, Adam Driver is the best part of the entire film. Channing Tatum did well too, although I wasn’t a fan of Katie Holmes in this movie. I thought her heavy put on southern american accent was too over the top.

As I wrote this short film review a few weeks late, It’s probably the shortest review I’ve written, but several weeks later, without watching the film again, my memory is a bit short of the film, to be able to write a full review.

I’d still love to know what you thought if you managed to watch Logan Lucky yourself.

~RebeccaKLxo

It: Film Review. (2017)

As an all round lover of horror films. It would of been a pretty obvious guess that this remake of It, was going to be on my to watch list. I’m also very scared of clowns. So that was probably going to be a bit of a proposed problem when watching this film. Nonetheless I was super hyped to watch this film at the midnight showing. To me there’s not a better time to watch a horror film then at midnight.  Accompanied with cinema must haves of popcorn and an lemon ice blast, which the little baby seems to enjoy making me crave.

I enjoyed the film. It was very well done, and when a remake gets the approval from the author themselves, like Stephen King did. I thought this was going to be amazing. The cast and crew did an amazing job redoing this film. I wasn’t a big fan of the shapeshifting, though it did make sense in the movie. I cannot commend Bill Skarsgard enough. Pennywise was by far the best part of the film, even though It really scared me. The younger actors playing the children also deserve credit. So many great acting moments, all around the topics of fear, abuse and bullying.

The only criticise I have about the movie is; there was way too many jump scares. I get a horror film relies on jump scares for the fear factor. But I found that Warner Bros’ have heavily relied on this throughout the movie. It got a little bit predictable.  Other then that, I would still recommend watching this film when you get a chance. I would love to hear what you thought via social media.

~RebeccaKLxo

 Painting the Bump. 🤰🏼

As today marks 32 weeks into this crazy pregnancy journey. And the excitement into meeting my little bundle of joy in a month is coming close. So my friend contributed to having my bump painted, as a lovely keepsake to remember my first pregnancy. 

When I was trying to look for inspiration as to what I would have painted. I found it a little difficult. There’s loads of inspiration out there for bump paintings expecting little girls but not so much for little boys. In the end I found an amazing sketch of batman. As illustrated in the below screenshot. 

As I am a huge batman fan this was an obvious choice. I absolutely loved the finished product. The whole process took about an hour to complete, and we also added in my due date which is the 27th of October 2017. 

The painting was done by the lovely Joanna Delilah. She was friendly and professional. And did a great job. The finished painting was phenomenal. I’m so happy with this. 


I do recommend if you are expecting a bundle of joy yourself, getting a bump painting. It’s fun and a unique keepsake. If your Bristol based or can travel, I recommend Joanna. I’ll attach her social media links here, please do check her out for yourself. Instagram is joannadelilah_makeup and Facebook URL: http://www.facebook.com/joannadelilah 

Thanks for enjoying my experience. I can’t wait to meet my little batman fan. 

~RebeccaKLxo 

The Hitman’s Bodyguard: Film Review

Spent a free afternoon in the cinema, finally watching The Hitman’s Bodyguard. I didn’t really see a trailer for this beforehand. All I knew going into this film, was that it was meant to be one of those miss matched comedy pairing based film. This isn’t a negative thing, but it just doesn’t work for some films.

Although Samuel L Jackson and Ryan Reynolds are certainly a acting pair that doesn’t go together. That being said, they did have a good chemistry on screen, throughout the film. A great portrayal of a love hate relationship. However the action sequences are just something else. So well put together. Definitely a high point for the film, along with the storyline. I actually enjoyed. The cast and crew did an amazing job.

I totally would recommend this film. It’s action packed, and provides some good laughs. Let me know via twitter (@RebeccaKLxo) your thoughts about the movie.

~RebeccaKLxo

Annabelle Creation : Film Review.

As a big horror fan, and seeing so many positive reviews for this movie; I clearly had to watch this. Along with many other reasons including the fact that I’ve seen every movie in the conjuring universe. The trailer for Annabelle Creation set a very high bar of standard in my mind. Making me jump everytime I view it. There’s just something about creepy dolls that freak me out.

Overall it was great. Always made to a high standard. It fitted into The Conjuring universe perfectly. I especially loved the little nod to the demon nun. I won’t explain further, as it’ll be a spoiler in the movie. The cast and crew did an amazing job in creating Annabelle. I really do hope James Wan stay on to produce all the movies in this universe, because I really feel like the franchise wouldn’t be the same without him.

I do recommend that you go see this film, especially if you are a fan of horror films. Let me know what you think via twitter?

Twitter: @RebeccaKLxo

~RebeccaKLxo

Valerian & The City of a Thousand Stars: Film Review.

I’ve been seeing mixed reviews about this, since it’s been released. I am a big fan of the comic book series titled Valerian and Laureline. So knowing this background I would of ended up watching it anyway. I watched it anyway in 3D, as it’s meant to be the 3D film of the year. I was also intrigued by the trailer, for it’s visual effects. It’s also the largest crowd funded independent movie made. I will not post any spoilers.

Positive points to this film, in my opinion there wasn’t many. It was colourful, and very visually stunning. Of course the crew did an amazing job pulling this film off. I’m a big fan of Dane Dehaan’s acting work. Though I feel like this wasn’t his best film he’s done, I feel like he outshone Cara Delevigne. Don’t get me wrong, she’s pretty, and a great model. Though I don’t think she can act at all. Her wardrobe in the film was beautiful though. I want some of the pieces for myself.

Overall I was quite disappointed with this movie. It was pretty substance lacking, with a basic, predictable storyline. There wasn’t a huge amount of action, in the film but maybe one or two epic scenes.  The romantic feel to the story, felt forced, and wasn’t aided by Dane and Cara. I didn’t feel like they had any chemistry together. I got bored part of the way through the film, which shouldn’t happen.

This was my experience watching the film. I do know people that have really enjoyed this film. If you go see it, let me know your opinions on this film. I do recommend reading the comic book though.

~RebeccaKLxo

Store Event : Ollie Quinn

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a blogger event for Ollie Quinn. A company which is offering a stylish take on eyewear and sunglasses. Although the store has only been open for about 4 months, I feel like it’s a store that’ll stay. It’s business model is a unique one. Every frame, from eyewear to sunglasses, including prescription lenses are £98.00. Not to mention they offer eye tests, for only £20.00 too. The products are a great quality, and I got to try some on. No doubt I’ll be back to buy sunglasses from here.

There was drinks and snacks supplied. Prosecco and alcohol, but there was also a really nice fruit juice made. This juice I enjoyed, as I can’t drink alcohol. Range of snacks, from popcorn to grapes, cheese and crackers. All of which was delicious, though didn’t eat much, as I had dinner with a friend just before this event at Nandos.

The decor was so stylish and chic. From the hanging mirrors, beautiful blue turquoise brick detailed walls, the interesting upside down hanging living plants. It’s just a stunning place to be in. I also enjoyed their logo. It’s a very creative, way of utilizing the O and Q from the store name. Even their advertisements are modern, and belong in a fashion magazine.

If there is a boutique near you, I recommend popping in, and seeing the quality chic products yourself. If there’s not a boutique store near you, you can see their full range and learn more about the store via their website: https://www.olliequinn.co.uk/ . You can also join them on twitter at: @oqstories. Instagram: https://instagram.com/OQstories. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OQstories.

~RebeccaKLxo

 

Mental Health Stigma.

Hearing such tragic news yesterday about Chester Bennington (Rest in Peace). I felt like I should write something in light of it. Just in case it helps any individual out there, experiencing this. I myself, have always been extremely open about my experience. This includes getting into a rather deep conversation about my forearm tattoo, and the significance of my semi colon that is a part of it. The semicolon project, is used to show, when someone chose to carry on their life, when they could of ended it. I won’t get into my decision here.

However I have noticed through this journey, that a lot of people are still a bit scared about opening up about their own experience. This seems to happen mainly between men. It seems like men think it’s a sign of weakness to open up about mental health. I however see it as a sign of strength. It takes so much strength and bravery to talk about personal struggles, and I for one welcome it.

Short post I know, but I feel like it’s something important to write and open up about. I for one am always available to talk to, via social media. I hope this has inspired people to build the strength to share and help others in the mental health community.

~RebeccaKLxo