In response to the horrendous weather Sydney is providing at the moment I thought I would do a book vs. movie review because really, on a stormy day what else is there do to other than read or watch.
As a girl who is an avid reader and who has been interested in books for as long as she can remember, I also watch a lot of movies. In most cases I normally prefer the book, preferring the attention to detail and chance to envision the characters however I like although this was not the case with Insurgent. After adoring both the book and movie for Divergent, I was keen to start reading the second book before the movie was released in cinema’s. When I was reading however it just didn’t grab me the way Divergent did. I loved getting to know the characters in more depth especially Tobias and exploring his relationships with his parents but to me it just felt like the book dragged. I constantly put it down and eventually just skimmed straight through to the end. The movie however, that was a completely different story (excuse the pun.) It hooked me from the get-go and my eyes were glued to the screen the whole way through. The acting in that movie was spectacular and the soundtrack was also perfect. The special effects were also impeccable and I think they did an amazing job.
Overall I’d give the book a 7/10 and I’d easily give the movie a 10/10, what were your thoughts? I’d love to hear them in the comments section below.
Last night I fell in love with Demi Lovato all over again.
After being a fan of her since her Camp Rock days with the Jonas Brothers (the original ‘JB’ before Justin Bieber came along) and her first studio album ‘Don’t Forget,’ I couldn’t believe that she was finally making her way to Sydney.
Demi played a mix of all of her music from her 4 albums and it was great to hear all the long time Lovatics singing along to her old hits including ‘Catch Me‘ and ‘Don’t Forget.’ Of course though it was her newest dance tracks such as ‘Firestarter’ and her opening song ‘Really Don’t Care‘ that had everybody dancing in synchronisation.
The video I uploaded was Demi’s speech before she sung ‘Warrior‘ and was for me, honestly one of the most moving parts of the concert. Hearing her directly speak out to us about not letting the past drown you was so inspiring and really made me glad that I am here on this earth, living my life to the fullest. Demi’s live version of ‘Skyscraper’ had me, and the young girl in front of me, in tears. The vulnerability and honesty in Demi’s voice as well as her composure throughout was so beautiful and it was great to sing one of my most loved songs with such a beautiful artist. Her encore performance of ‘Neon lights‘ really ended the night on a high and the atmosphere was amazing.
The opening act for the Sydney show was ‘Masketta Fall’ a fantastic Melbourne boy band comprised of Braden Daniel, Daniel Molivas, Jamie Ross & Ben Downing. Their hit new song ‘Summertime Girls‘ is one of my current favourites and has been for the last month, so I was extremely excited to hear it live. The boys did a few covers and played some more of their songs which was a great warm-up for Demi. After the concert I actually got to meet Braden, who was an absolute gem. He was more than happy to have a chat with me and we parted with him saying “tweet me.” Upon leaving I did, and awoke this morning to the delightful surprise that he had favourited my photo with him on twitter! These boys are so talented, friendly and down to earth and deserve every success.
From previous concert experience I expected it to be cold inside so I dressed in more Winter-like attire.
Pleather tights – Cotton On
Lace insert t-shirt – Glue
Black and gold bag – Equip
Sandals – Windsorsmith
White and gold necklace – Lovisa
White bracelet – Cotton On
The Hordern Pavilion however was however possibly the worst place she could have chosen. It was extremely unorganised, 2/3 of the security guards I spoke to had no clue what was going on and were almost rude in the way they spoke to me. One even tried to tell me that there was “no reserve seating” even though I had paid for an allocated seat. People were being herded in and there was no separate access for reserved seating or mosh pit which made it uncomfortable and cramped during the wait. It was also extremely hot inside, I have no idea how Demi was actually able to keep functioning throughout the night.
The night was honestly spectacular though and I couldn’t have asked for anything better.
Sometimes all a girl wants to do is slip on some accessories that make her feel as though she is as put together as a Barbie doll. For myself, this is majority of the time as my ultimate power colour is pink. Hot pink, light pink, neon pink, I wear them all. I am constantly scouring the shops looking for anything new in this feminine shade and thought I would share with you all a few of my favourite pieces. Some are high-end purchases but majority are very affordable and I feel like mixing the two gives a very unique look.