Fashion in Film: Funny Girl

This is a film I was a total latecomer to, and it did not disappoint. The film was incredible, the songs poetic and funny, and reading the trivia on the film also shaped it as a huge production and Barbra as the diva. But she really is the full centre of the film and her costar is it’s fashion. Here are a few of my favourites!


This was an amazing number and what Fanny Brice did is hilarious! She put her own spin on the finale number and pretended to be a pregnant bride with plenty of tongue in cheek humour. This dress is beautiful and the backup dancers are beautiful too! The whole thing is amazing.


At the start of the film Fanny shows up in Full Leopard print and looks so classy. Special shout out to the hair/makeup/nails team for this film as it was a supporting actress in this film! This whole ensemble is beautiful and old Hollywood with a touch of Broadway.


The is so cute. She goes through a makeover halfway through the film after becoming a mother and looks so young and adorable! This scene is when she’s learned some bad news and has to walk out in front of reporters after a show. She takes off her dowdy coat to reveal this lemon yellow baby doll dress and a lot of leg. Its an amazing scene and is very poignant.

This is a really cute number where she sings about Nick Arnstein, who is a gambler but very romantic. She is silly and fun in this number and her outfit is great.


She wears this in the last scene of the film, and it is a poignant number. She is in a very classy black outfit and it is a somber end to a film that takes you to the highs and lows. This is my favourite look of hers, and her makeup and nails are impeccable.

Special shoutout to Omar Sharif as Nick Arnstein, who is super handsome in this film and plays the part so well!


So thats this weeks film, don’t forget to send me your recommendations on what you want to see next!

T xx

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Blogging: Writing about what the hell you want.

Hi team!

So over the last few days  I have seen heated Twitter debates on what people should and shouldn’t blog on. Both sides had excellent points but the main thing is…


Blogging for a lot of people, both to read and to write is a form of fun and relaxation. Some of my top blogs are beauty reviews, and this does come in useful for people wanting to try new products, however I do devote a lot of time to fashion and lifestyle also. I tackle the mental health issues as well, but I feel that my style is very much a dorky valley girl tone.

I love blogs that write about changing the world, and having awareness of the issues around them, some of them are very profound and forward thinking, and I love to read them!

And if I’m tired, or a bit down and want something to cheer me up, of course I want to hear about what you have in your handbag, or what you got from ASOS! Bring it.

The point is I really think people should stop pointing fingers and appreciate that we are a big community and there is something for everyone. As a blogger, you can write on whatever you want, and if you want to help people out with beauty problems, self esteem issues, or political thoughts then go right ahead. We all get readers and fans of our work and they come to us because they like our tone, or our writing appeals to them.

I feel that people that are hating on Twitter should remember that it takes all kinds and we are all the better for embracing our blogging similarities and differences.

What do you think? Have you been the subject of stuff like this before?

T xx

Review: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Cream

Hi team!

So this weeks review is on the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula cream!

My skin is thirstier than a bae. For real. I have tried so many different brands but my skin vacumns them up and pretends they aren’t there. It was very annoying as I want a glow to my skin on my body (not my face, heaven forbid) but it’s really hard to find a product. I reached for the Palmers product as it claimed to do (of it’s many points)

  • provides 24hr moisture
  • softens and relives skin
  • smooths marks and scars
  • paraben free

So i opened it up, and it smells like cocoa, but very very faintly. It is fragrance free but obviously the cacao extract shines through.

It is light yellow, and is quite thick but goes into the skin with ease. It also gives you a sheen to the skin that is really nice and doesn’t feel too chemically. It is also a animal testing free, and is good for sensitive skin.

I would rate this one 8/10 – I would like it to be even more moisturising than it is, but then I’m greedy for some shine on my lacklustre skin.

Have you tried it? What did you think?

T xx

Ps If you liked this check out my other reviews!

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Edinburgh Festival: Stella Graham

Hi guys! So this was meant to come to you on Friday but its the festival and I have been out and about! I did a blog on my picks of the festival (Edinburgh Festival: A Kiwi girls Guide to the shows to see!) – give a look, but for this blog I am going to focus on a lady called Stella Graham!

Stella is come Coventry, and is one of the funniest people I know. She often comes to the festival to do her comedy show, and works hard at her craft. This year she is up here for a few shows during the festival that are well worth it! Here’s a blurb about the show, entitled: Rage Against the Unclean.

Ever felt your inner volcano explode at the sight of a motorway middle lane driver, or had an office job so boring you applied to join the North Korean Circus? Then this is the show for you. Coventry born Stella Graham is like a pressure cooker, barely keeping the lid on her rage, with hilarious consequences.

If you like a comedian who is quick with the punchlines and just an all around nice person, go see Stella! Click the link to find out dates! And its FREE!

Stella Graham – Rage Against the Unclean

T xx

Review: Quick Fix Facials Exfoliating Scrub Mask Blackheads and Blocked Pores

Hi guys! Welcome to another review!

This week I’m reviewing the Quick Fix Facials mask. So I have used a few in the range before, and this one is a new one for me so I thought I’d review it!

This one is the Blackheads and Blocked Pores Mask.

On the back, it says the 3 main ingredients to help this is Pink Rose Clay, Glycol Acid, and Pomegranate extract all designed to cleanse and decongest the skin, balance uneven skin tone, and antioxidants to encourage radiant skin.

Opening it up, it smells like roses, which is amazing as I am such an old lady when it comes to my rose scents!

So the instructions say to put a generous layer onto damp skin and leave on for 5-10 minutes, and massage onto problem areas. I do so and then mosey around for 10 minutes scaring the neighbours. I then wash it off and moisturise, and I feel like my skin is lighter! I wear a very heavy foundation and also like a matte look, so my skin is usually crying out for moisture a lot of the time, so this mask is perfect to rebalance my skin.

I would recommend, and any of their other range is really good also!

I give it an 8/10!

T xx

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Edinburgh Festival: A Kiwi girls Guide to the shows to see!

Hi guuuuuuuuuuuys!

So the Edinburgh International Festival is happening, and there are so many amazing things going on! Every year people descend on Edinburgh for a month of gigs, fireworks, and street performers. By the 3rd week the locals are rolling their eyes a tiny bit but for now WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! So I thought I’d put together the shows I will be hitting this month and I hope you do too.

Tape Face – The best of Tape Face – Pleasance Grand – August 2 – 27 (Not 15)

This show is amazing. It won the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2012 and it so deserves it. It really showcases the talent of this guy and is a funny and heartwarming show. He reached the finals of Americas Got Talent and sold out his show in 2013. The best show I saw of him was when he got an audience member up and then through a series of movements got her to do the clay pot making scene from Ghost. It was HILARIOUS. I really recommend it.

Modern Maori Quartet – Assembly George Square Studios Three – August 3 – 28

I’m biased, sue me. 4 Maori boys crooning on an afternoon? Sure! Sign me up. Plus they are funny and good for a laugh. I definitely will be seeing this show with a glass of NZ wine in my hand!

Barnardo’s Big Comedy Benefit – Venue150 at EICC – August 10

This is one close to my heart as it is my chosen charity and they do an amazing job at what they do! Previous acts have included Nina Conti and David O’Doherty, its a great gig for a good cause and it won’t disappoint!

Lush Lock-In – Lush Spa Edinburgh 115 Princes Street – August 4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26

Um….lock in at Lush? Yes please!!! They are offering product making, bath art, charity talks, live music, a free cuppa and free massage treatment tasters! First come first served and free so get your butt to one PRONTO.

Is Your Online Reputation Hurting You? – New Town Theatre – August 11

So this is a really interesting event I will be attending, as more than ever we have to be aware of what we put out online. Nicola Osbourne from the University of Edinburgh Digital Footprint team gives a talk on this including the traces we leave online and why we should care.

Making a Murderer – A Conversation with Defence Attorney Jerry Buting – New Town Theatre – August 09-13

If you were obsessed with Making a Murderer as I am, you have to get to this event. I was obsessed with the series and now I want more. Jerry Buting will talk about the American criminal justice system and Steven Avery’s case. Time to get my nerd hat on 🙂 🙂

Darius Davies: Road to Wrestlemania – Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters – August 3-14, 16-28

This is the story about how Darius Davies wanted to be a professional wrestler and failed! With many funny bits, this will be a great show on someone following their dream and what happened!

Auld Reekie Roller Girls Host Roller Derby British Champs Triple Header – Meadowbank Sports Centre – August 12

I am SO DOWN with this. These girls are superheroes to me and I am so excited to watch them in motion and at 8 pounds, its a bargain to watch these ladies in action!!

That is my list!! Let me know if you are going and your reviews!!

T xx

PS – Looking for cool places to go? Read my blog on Edinburgh’s Hidden Places to go!