Wednesday, 20 January 2016

The Movies That I Love Almost Too Much.

Movies mean a lot to me, just the same as music and books do. I think that it's because you stick a movie on for an hour to an hour and a half and get completely lost in the story line, the writing, the lighting, the costume and everything else that's involved when making a movie. Today, I thought I'd tell you all about the movies that I love almost too much, so let's get on with it.

Now my movie watching range stretches from childhood movies to action packed movies. I can't deal with horror though, I'm just to full of anxiety when it comes to those movies. Thinking about them gives me the shivers.

Up first is Disney. Who doesn't love a bit of Disney? Those movies are literally my childhood wrapped up in one thing. Now the first two films I want to talk about are the movies that I'm always in a toss up of which I watched first as my first Disney movie; Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs and Beauty & The Beast. I can put these movies on and I am transported back to when I used to sit in front of my T.V. watching these on VHS, the princesses and the songs just make me so happy especially when I know every single word to every single song.
Frozen. All someone has to do is mention that word and I'm up singing 'Let It Go' and twirling round the room like a mad woman. I couldn't care less what other people think, Frozen is probably one of my favourite Disney films of all time and that will never ever change. Judge me all you want for that. Sorry not sorry.
Last on my Disney list is my FAVOURITE movie of all time and that's Remember The Titans. Not a lot of people have heard about this movie and if they have heard of it they've got no clue that this is a Disney movie. It's basically about American football and I just love it so much, it's that movie I never get tired of and could watch anywhere and everywhere.

Onto another section on movies that have the BEST songs ever; musicals. I love watching a good musical anytime of the day at anytime of the year. I most definitely have my favourites even though I probably do love all musicals but my three favourites have to be Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. I'm not going to lie to you, I probably know 99.9% of the lyrics to these musicals and that .01% is the percentage that nobody ever knows. The way these musicals are filmed and the actors in them make the movie stunning and I'm definitely planning on watching these in the West End. Now that I'm thinking about it I probably know most of the Les Misérables lyrics because it's the musicals I'm doing at school this year even though I knew the lyrics before. I'm a die hard fan of all things musical related.

I feel as if rom-com's are something that CANNOT and WILL NOT ever go out of fashion and as long as they're still made I will continue to watch them. I have so many favourite rom-com's but I thought that I'd share two of my most favourite ones; The Wedding Date and Love Actually. If you've never watched these movies then what are you doing? Have you been living under a rock? Anyway The Wedding Date is kind of self explanatory but has a massive twist of how this date comes to be. Love Actually is one of my favourite Christmas movies of all time but I feel as if it's acceptable to watch it all year round, just me? Anyway it's basically an amazing group of actors whose stories are all interwoven with each other's in one way or another.
Now onto my one true loves movies. Leonardo DiCaprio has always and will always hold a special place in my heart so this would not be a truthful blog post if I didn't include him in it so Leo here's the little corner of my blog for you. Both of my favourite movies by him are book to movie adaptations; The Great Gatsby and Romeo & Juliet. I think I love them so much not only because Leo's in them but also because of the way they're filmed seeing as they're from the same director; Baz Luhrman. So Mr Luhrman you can have another corner of my blog along with Leo. I might need a few more corners to give to people.....

Last but most definitely not least is probably my favourite movie series EVER. Whether you like it or loathe it I will forever be there to love the Twilight Saga. The Twilight books were the first YA Novels that really got me into reading and the movies really got me into book to movie adaptations. Not only do I love Robert Pattinson but these movies are the movies that I can turn on and be filled with so much nostalgia because not only did I love the movies but I also made some great friends out of reading and watching the saga unfold. I think that what I loved about them was I watched them before I read the books so whilst I was watching them I had no idea what was coming next whereas now I could probably speak the movie backwards, that's how much of a hard core fan I am of these movies. I think my favourite ones have to be Twilight, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn Part 1. It's not that I didn't love the other two but New Moon didn't have enough Edward for me (#TeamEdward all the way, haha) and Breaking Dawn Part 2 makes me sad because that's the one when it all came to a close.

So that's it, you're finally free to gallivant round knowing my favourite movies after reading what feels like the longest blog post ever haha. I hope you enjoyed this blog post, I really loved writing it. Are any of these movies your favourites? If not what are some of your favourites? I'd love to know!

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Tea Talk #8 | Obsessed With Numbers

Now my tea talks were very absent on my blog towards the end of last year so I've decided that this year I'm going to do a monthly "Tea Talk". If you're new to my blog I'll explain what "Tea Talk" is. Basically I take a topic recommended to me by a fellow blogger, blog reader etc or a topic close to my heart and discuss it. Why? Because sharing opinions are extremely important to me and I think we've been given the opportunity to voice our opinions and that's exactly what we should do…

We can now finally get into the blog post, yay! You could all probably see that I was absent on Wednesday, one of my uploading days, the reason for that is because I was going to write a blog post that was very close to my heart and I didn't have time. I didn't want to rush said blog post so I decided to leave it for Tea Talk.
I've decided that today I'm going to talk about everything to do with the body. No, I'm not giving you a biology lesson. Trust me if you want one of those you need to go find someone else to teach you. What I'm actually going to talk about is body confidence, body shaming and everything else to with the way I and most others feel about the millions of atoms that make us, us.
If you follow me on Instagram (shameless self promo: here's the link) you'll have probably seen the classic New Years Eve outfit picture that I posted. If you didn't here is said photo....
I'm not going to lie, I felt so self conscious wearing this outfit let alone posting a photo of me in it. I've always had an issue with my weight whether people know it or not, when I was younger I was quite slim and then I got older and got hips and boobs, as most girls do but along came this excess weight round my stomach that I didn't want so I've always hid it.
I bought the playsuit from the photo about three years ago and have never worn it. I would always go to put it in my "give to charity" pile when sorting through my wardrobe and tell myself that I'd wear it. New Years just gone came around and I got invited to a last minute party which therefore meant I had to find something to wear. As always I brushed the thought of wearing the playsuit quickly out my mind but came back to it.
After much deliberation and a bit of sewing I slipped the playsuit on and felt the most self conscious that I've ever felt. However, as I stood looking in the mirror with my hair and makeup done and wearing this playsuit with some killer heels I started to realise that wearing baggy shirts was doing nothing for my confidence. I don't have an awful body and I was hiding it away.
With extremely shaky hands I snapped a photo of my self conscious state and uploaded the photo to Instagram in fear that I'd get a stream of awful comments but they never came. A day or so after uploading that photo a comment showed up in my notifications, apprehensively I opened the comment and was overcome with joy from said comment.

Marianna, Crazy In Life in the blogosphere, had posted the comment that you can see above. It really touched me that fellow blogger, that I guess that I've become slightly closer with through Instagram DM's, comments and Twitter conversations, had taken the time out to spread the slightest bit of positivity.

I later sent her a DM thank her a lot more than my replied comment had. We then started talking about body confidence and spreading positivity. I went out that night and felt the most confident that I actually probably ever had. I think it was Marianna's comment that made me feel like that and I was so glad that she made me feel like that. I don't want to share what we said because it's a private conversation but that's where the inspiration for this blog post came from. So thank you Marianna. I think that you should most definitely check Marianna's blog out, here's the link.

So you've heard how I felt about my body and the confidence that I didn't have but later on had all because of a few words shared between bloggers. I now want to talk to you seriously about us girls and our confidence.

We've grown up and are still growing up in a society in which we are told we have to be a size 0 but truth be told not even the models on those expensive magazine's that we all seem to be obsessed with aren't even size 0, it's called photoshop. We've all seemed to become obsessed with the number on the scales but let me tell you something, YOU'RE MORE THAN THAT NUMBER! 

You are a beautiful, magnificent, stunning human being and you need to remember that. Next time you're worried about what others will think of how you look in a new shirt or even a playsuit that you've owned for three years and never put on...don't. What matters is how you feel within yourself, don't listen to the people who are trying to put you down because they're seriously not worth it. Every time someone puts you down remember you are an absolutely amazing person who deserves to be loved by all and if someone can't accept the way that you are then they're not someone that you should have in your life.

I love you all and every single inch of you!

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Instagram Diary | December

Another month, lots more instagram photos to share. After enjoying writing my Instagram Diary from November I decided that seeing as I loved all my instagrams so much in December I thought I'd share them with you all on here. So now for the shameless self promo, if you want to see these photos as they're posted follow my instagram @chloe_marie.x. Leave your Instagram's down below and I'll check them out. Now on with the blog post!

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas🎅🎄🎁🎉

i just slightly love christmas🎄 photo cred📷 @_aimeebird_

// his hands are in my hair, his clothes are in my room //

| this one's okay @ailsa.bell |

// what do i wear to bed? why, chanel no. 5, of course //

// take my hand and we'll travel to distant lands //

// christmas tree, oh christmas tree //

// we all know that this was taken because i wasn't doing p.e. //

| just look at those gems |

// merry christmas eve //

// merry christmas everyone, hope you get all you want //

// christmas with these ones // (@lauren.bird_98 + @_aimeebird_)

// this is what my boxing day look likes, sat around in pyjamas with movies on. perfection. //

| NYE mirror selfies with the older sister | (@lauren.bird_98)

// finally had the courage to wear the playsuit i've had for 3 years // (@primark + @deichmann_uk)

// happy new year from me + girls, love these the girls unreal amounts. hope your 2016 is freaking brilliant // (@lauren.bird_98 + @_aimeebird_)

So there it is all the Instagram pictures I took and posted over the last month in 2015. I've really enjoyed doing these Instagram Diaries and am going to carry them on throughout the year.