Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick


If you’re looking for a golden highlighter that’s easy to apply, a drugstore brand and a cream product and not powder then continue reading this post. The Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick in Gold Light (what a mouthful) fits the bill perfectly if you’re looking for all of the above.

Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick

Priced at £9.99 you get a large highlighter which is easy to glide across your cheeks but not really anywhere else but you could always use your finger or a brush… Admittedly I find the packaging rather underwhelming and basic compared to other highlighters on the market.

Revlon Gold Light Highlighting Stick
Direct swatch (Unblended)
The product is a gorgeous colour and buildable to create the desired look, I also like to use it as a base for powder highlighters to make a more intense glow.

Revlon also do a pink toned highlighter in the shade Pink Light but I haven’t tried that one, let me know in the comments if it’s worth picking up.

Overall I would recommend this highlighter if it’s on offer, whilst I do really like it I think £9.99 is a bit pricey when you can buy highlighting palettes for cheaper.

 

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My Neighbour Totoro: Laptop Case Review


My Neighbour Totoro (1988) is a Studio Ghibli classic with Totoro being the adorable creature featured front and centre on this laptop case. For those who aren’t familiar with Studio Ghibli it has been described as being the Japanese alternative to Disney and features films such as Ponyo, Spirited Away and many more Anime features which are beautifully designed.

My Neighbour Totoro Laptop Case

Having recently purchased a 10.1″ Notebook laptop for my third and final year at university I just knew it had to have an adorable case to carry it around in, this case was purchased off eBay for £6.26 (*price may have altered) and came from Hong Kong. You may be worried about the quality or length of time it takes to receive a product from Hong Kong, especially at such a low price but the delivery only took about a week and a half and so far the case is holding up fine.

The case is made of a soft material called Neoprene and has a felt like inside to cushion the laptop, as the case is specifically measured at 10.1″ for my Notebook  there is no room to fit a charger but I don’t mind this as I know the plug wont scratch the casing of the Notebook.

Asus X102B

I love that the case stands out with its nice colourful design and cute Totoro feature, it does also have handles that can be folded into the bag and 2 zips either side that meet in the middle.

I would definitely recommend this case if you are an Anime fan or would love a cute bag to case your laptop as there are plenty of designs to choose from! (Link at the bottom)

*Images taken on HTC Desire 610

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Maleficent Movie Review


MaleficentAngelina Jolie was born to play Maleficent

Having been excited for this film for months I can finally say it was worth the wait, the last live action I recall was Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton) which sadly left me disappointed but Maleficent was magnificent. This re-telling of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty changes your perspective of the dark fairy Maleficent, she isn’t evil like she was originally portrayed, in fact she is quite complex and has a softer side to her.

Starting off in the Moors divided by two kingdoms, those of the fairies and magical creatures and those of the humans we meet a young Maleficent who is graceful and curious, she encounters Stefan a human who has very little and wishes to one day rule the kingdom, the friendship blossoms and soon love blooms. The humans invade the peaceful kingdom and Maleficent becomes the protector of the land, this prompts the dying King to request the death of her and whichever loyal servant does this will rule the kingdom after he is deceased.

The film is visually stunning and borrows elements from the original Disney film and adds it’s on unique twist to it, Maleficent isn’t the Villain we all grew up thinking she was, like all humans she put her trust into the wrong person who betrays her. Unfortunately this betrayal see’s her become bitter which is why Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) is on the receiving end of this and of course has the infamous curse cast on her.

Elle FanningAurora is portrayed brilliantly by Elle Fanning and like a young Maleficent is curious of the magical kingdom and life, a funny part in the film is when she mistaking thinks Maleficent is her fairy godmother, as I do not wish to spoil the film I will leave out most of the details but if your a fan of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty then you already know the fate of young Princess Aurora. 

The only part I didn’t like about this film was the three magical Pixies/Fairies (named as both within the film) who are there to protect Aurora, as they are quite annoying but luckily they don’t feature throughout the film in large doses. The three are played by Leslie Manville (Flittle), Imelda Staunton (Knotgrass) and Juno Temple (Thistlewit)

Director Robert Stromberg cant be faulted for this film and all Disney fan’s will love his take on the classic, if you read other reviews then they may well compare it to Frozen which is irrelevant and completely different so trust your own instincts on the film and you too may enjoy it as much as I have. With it’s twists and beautiful scenery the film is a must see for all Disney and Fairy Tale fans alike.

I watched the 2D version of the film so cannot comment on the 3D version but personally I don’t think it needed any, it was magical enough and the story was well written that it didn’t need extra effect to carry it.

Film Rating 5/5Maleficent

Why not check out my Top 5 Disney Villains? https://chasingtheimpossibleblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/top-5-disney-villains/