Review: Tomorrowland – A World Beyond

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3,5/5 stars

The movie has a promising storyline. Throughout the first half of the movie, when we’re presented with the premise, the story drags you in, partially because of the actual story and partially because of great visionary sequences. However, when it comes down to crunch-time, the plot is a little thin and hasty – almost as if the moviemakers forgot the movie was about to end and had to wrap it all up quickly. For the most part, the movie has you sitting at the edge of your seat, but eventually it just becomes predictable and it loses some of its entertainment value.

The movie is a great mix between a comedy and the post-apocalyptic thriller that we’ve gotten so familiar with, but it still has that hint of Disney that takes some of the seriousness away. The visual presentation of Tomorrowland is really great and that is what gives it that half-a-star extra. Had the movie been just half an hour longer, then it could have had more time for the ending and it would have deserved at least 4 stars.

What did you think of the movie?

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31 day nail polish challenge: day 24: Inspired by a book: Fifty Shades of Grey

Oh no, not another manicure inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, you might say. But yes. Because I only just recently got on the Fifty Shades wave, and I’m kinda addicted now!

I got the books for christmas, but I had no desire to read them – I actually only kept them because I couldn’t exchange them. And I certainly had no intention to see the movie. I actually found it embarrassing to have the books on my shelf and I kept them in the back because I was afraid people would judge me for it. But as it turns out, I only felt that way because of what people had said about the books and the movie, because when I actually read the books, they were not at all as bad and embarrassing as people had said! They were actually pretty good!

Read my reviews of the books here, here and here.

A friend of mine came home from the cinema and told me that the movie was really great, so I surrendered and read the books – I really wanted to know what the fuss was about. And once I picked up the first one, I didn’t stop reading until I closed the third one. I read all three books in 4 days – crazy days. I even went to the cinema twice to see it – I had a free ticket, so why not use it to watch Jamie Dornan for 2 hours?

Anyways, I’m getting off topic. I know that many people has their take on nail art inspired by the books and movie, this is mine:

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Sorry for the shakey picture – I didn’t realise until it was too late to take another.

I started by painting each nail a different shade of Grey (get it?). I actually considered leaving it like this, because I think the ombre-effect across your nails looks pretty cool, but I decided to take it further with some striping tape and a gradient with all 5 colours.

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I like how it is a different colour that shines through the gradient on each nail.

Polishes used:

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What do you think?

Nanna

31 day nail polish challenge: Day 23 part 2: Inspired by a movie: UP

As I said in the previous day 23 post, I had trouble deciding between two movies, so I just did both!

I am a huge 9gagger (not that I’ve ever posted anything myself, but that’s beyond the point) and every so often posts about the movie UP! pops up (mostly in comparison with other love stories) and it did so the other day when I was going to create the design for this challenge day. I had some inspiration from Google Images, but I didn’t use one particular photo for inspiration, so I won’t link to any.

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Polishes used:

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Sally Hansen – Vitamin Sea

Sally Hansen – Tahitian Sunset

Essie – Mesmerized

Essie – Watermelon

Maybelline Color Show – Winter Baby

L’Oréal Paris – Banana Pop

Depend – 91

Depend – 39

Nanna

31 Day Nail Polish Challenge: Day 23: Inspired by a movie

Geez guys, sorry for the lack of nail-related posts (or posts in general) – I’ve been testing out Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel Polishes in order to give my review of them.

So, back on track with the 31 day (Ha!) challenge – day 23 – inspired by a movie (perhaps part 1 as I couldn’t decide between two movies)

This manicure is inspired by How to train your dragon (the first one!). I only saw the original movie as the second was already in theaters (which I immediately went to see!), but I absolutely loved it! Toothless is so adorable! I even ended up reading the book too. So of course I had to do some nail art inspired by that! I didn’t really know how to do it, but after a quick google/YouTube search, I found a great tutorial on it. I tried painting on the eyes as well, but they didn’t look like I wanted them to, so I just ended up creating 10 similar nails.

Polishes used:

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Sally Hansen base and top coat

OPI matte top coat

Maybelline Color Show (Winter Baby) + (Nearly Black)

Gina Tricot (Black Denim)

Here is the finished look!

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Maybelline Color Show (Nearly Black) has the prettiest multicoloured shimmer that unfortunately I wasn’t able to create on camera, so here are the pictures I used in my recent One Coat Wonders-post

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Nanna

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Review

Spoiler-alert!

Today, we went to see the last of the Tolkien-films. We’ve seen the other LOTR and The Hobbit-movies, so when we got free tickets for Christmas, we knew this was a must-see.

The movie wraps up the Hobbit-story and ends where the Lord of the Rings is about to begin. The dragon Smaug is killed in the beginning of the movie, and to be honest, that part of the movie was the most exciting. The movie goes on to depict the battle over the lonely mountain, but it seems like they should have made the book into two movies instead of three. The plot of the third was… well, a little boring.. The movie is about 2½ hours long and over an hour (!), yes I checked, an hour consists of the battle itself. Maybe half of that would have done it for wimps like myself who don’t really care too much for all that violence.

I think the movie is a good wrap-up and if you’ve been a fan of the Tolkien franchise, then you cannot miss the ending. But I must say, that I can name several of the other films that were remarkably better than this last one.

Disappointment would be the proper term for how I feel right now. I do admit that my expectations might have been too high, but I actually don’t recommend this movie as its own, but merely as an ending to a nice story.

Let me know what you thought of the film

Love, Nanna

Celebrating my birthday + Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt. 1

Today my high school friends are coming to visit me! The three of them all live in Aarhus whereas I live in Odense, and two of them haven’t seen where I live yet.

We have a standing agreement that each time a Hunger Games movie comes out, we will go and see it together, and this one is no exception! It premiered on november 19th and we were considering seeing it this weekend, but I was also considering celebrating my birthday (which is november 26th), so instead of meeting up in our hometown and watch the movie, they are coming to me! I am looking very much forward to it as I haven’t seen them for so long! I saw one of them before I went to Tunisia in week 42, but the others I haven’t seen since before the summer. I am so thrilled that they are willing to make the trip to come see me!

Have you seen the movie? What will you be doing this weekend?

Love, Nanna