Friday, 12 June 2015

Jurassic World Review

22 Years after the first film, Jurassic Park, we finally get a sequel worthy of the original. I remember when I heard that a script was being written for a sequel and I just squealed with delight. I've waited ever so patiently for Jurassic World to be released and finally today at 2:50pm I got my reward. 

Jurassic World follows directly on from Jurassic Park and ignores The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3. The Lost World missed the mark with forgettable characters and drawn out scenes. Jurassic Park 3 started to introduce new dinosaurs but it still couldn't leave a lasting effect on the viewers. Jurassic World has all the charm of the first with loveable characters, humour, brilliant special effects, new dinosaurs and lots of action.

Chris Pratt made a delicious leading man; who wouldn't love a man who can tame raptors? The kids aren't annoying, which was refreshing, and they have their own stories which give depth to their characters and brotherly bond. Keep your eyes peeled for a statue of John Hammond, the founder of Ingen genetics and Jurassic Park, which is in honour of Sir Richard Attenborough who played Hammond. He was hoping to return to the series but sadly passed away in 2014 aged 90.

It verges on a Godzilla style movie with creatures fighting each other but that's what makes this film so great, the huge dinosaurs! 

Cinema: Vue Norwich

Fav Quote: We need more teeth!


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

So...? Couture Rio Toilette*

The So...? body fragrances have been a staple in my handbag since I was a teenager. In the late nineties they were very popular and my friends and I would pass them round each other during classes. Best of all they were so cheap!

I recently had the chance to test one of the new So...? Couture Eau De Toilette, So...? Rio. I tested both the Eau De Toilette and body spray. The perfume bottle was very elegant and chic and small enough to take to work. The top notes of pineapple, melon and mango were subtle and sweet but didn't last long on my skin. I couldn't even smell the heart or base notes. It's a shame really but everyone's skin is different and this toilette just didn't want to work on my skin.  I wore it day in and day out for one week and not one person remarked on it, not even my boyfriend. I will be trying out the other scents when I next visit Boots to see if they are a better match for me.

If you are sampling perfumes in your local store try no more than three on your skin at any one time and smell them again after 30 minutes. This way you'll be able to smell the base notes and see if it works with you skin. Remember Eau De Toilette's don't last as long as perfumes and this is reflected in the price.

Body Fragrance 75ml £1.99 Available in Asda, Superdrug & Tesco
Eau De Toilette 50ml £9.99 Exclusive to Boots