Sunday, 23 September 2012

NIVEA Sensitive Protect Roll-on Deodorant review

Being an aerosol user for many years I never gave a thought to roll on deodorant.

I do suffer from sensitive skin under my arms as I get itchy  often. Swapping brands had made no difference.

Nivea Sensitive Protect roll-on comes in a glass bottle, its a little on the heavy side but definitely takes less room than my aerosol which fits perfectly in my bathroom cabinet.

There is no fragrance present which is fine for me but some people may like their pits to have fragrance. There was no sticky-ness or residue. I was pleasantly surprised on how quickly my armpits dried after rolling it on. I'm pleased to say that my itching has reduced but not completely gone. Not sure whether its because Im using a roll on and it may be different to an aerosol or the fact that its sensitive range. Either way I'm happy.

I did not sweat nor smell throughout the day. I'm not sure whether I would say it protects me for 48 hours, it is a big claim though.  It will be interesting to see whether I stay fresh during the hotter Summer months!

Overall, I'd definitely buy this product again, and have decided to switch from aerosol to roll on.

Overall rating 4/5

Thursday, 13 September 2012

The Vow Movie Review

Directed by: Michael Sucsy
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Scott Speedman, Jessica Lange.

Paige Collins (Rachel McAdams) and her husband Leo (Channing Tatum) were returning home after a night the movies. On their way home, Leo stops at a stop sign and at an impulse Paige unbuckles her seatbelt to lean over and kiss Leo. At that very moment, a truck rams their car from behind and Paige crashes through the windshield. 

When Paige comes out of a coma she doesn’t remember her husband Leo having lost all memories of the past few years.  

With Leo numerous attempts to make Paige fall in love with him all over again but continued to fail. He eventually gives up.

After a lot of soul searching and trying to piece together her life she becomes to realise that the only person that truly loves her and the way she is, is Leo.

It has been a long time since I’ve seen such a ‘goosebump’ feeling type of movie. With its ups and downs, emotional, sadness and laughs I really loved this movie and would watch it again and again. It was even better knowing that it was based on a true story and it had a happy ending. It shows that fate does exist and happens. If it was meant to be, it’s meant to be.

My overall rating - 4/5


The Lorax Movie Review

Directed by: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Starring: Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Ed Helms

This movie is about a 12-year-old boy named Ted who lives in Thneedville, a futuristic city where plants and trees come with remote controls and fresh air is sold as a commodity by a short, pudgy business meanie Mr O'Hare. 

Ted searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams, Audrey. To do this he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. The only person who can help him is the Once-ler. Ted’s determination to find a real tree becomes his only goal. 

The Once-ler, once was a young ambitious man w, left home on an adventure with his blue guitar, to become rich. Now an old, afraid somewhat sad character he shares the story of how Thneedville became treeless.

Ted manages to overcome several obstacles with the support and help of the community. 

With its quirky animation and characters, it’s bright and loud colours, typical of Dr Seuss's twisted manner of drawing/painting combined with a stellar voiceover cast and a happy ending, equals a quality movie for all ages to see. It is everything I love about a Dr Seuss story.

I thoroughly enjoyed this family movie and so did my son, who has now said it’s his favourite film and mind you he isn’t easy to please when it comes to movies.

My overall rating - 4/5

Monday, 3 September 2012

Street Dance 2 Movie review

Directed by: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini
Starring: Tom Conti, Falk Hentschel, Sofia Boutella, George Simpson

An exciting feel-good dance movie. I totally love them. Movie starts with a dance off between groups, an announcement was made if anyone dared to challenge the winners ‘Invincibles’ to a dance off. Popcorn boy Ash (Hentschel) takes the stage with a routine to only fall on his back. After suffering humiliation by the crew Invincibles, street dancer Ash looks to gather the best dancers from around the Europoe to create his own crew for a rematch.

To beat the world's best dance crew at a dance-off in Paris, France, street dancer Ash and new friend and manager, Eddie (George Sampson), travel around Europe to gather the greatest street dancers, whilst hoping to add a Latin element of salsa dancer Eva (Sofia Boutella).

A combination of Samba, Tango and Salsa all mixed in with street dance, definitely a challenge and an interesting one. Ash’s group have to learn all the dances from scratch to have a chance of winning the European Dance competition.

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I would have to say the acting was not all that great but the story line was. Thoroughly entertaining. I couldn’t stop moving to the music. Great family movie.

Overall rating 3/5