Monday, 18 March 2013

Jack the Giant Slayer - Movie Review

Hello All!

This weekend I went to go see the new release Jack the Giant Slayer in theatres! This was a movie I was pretty excited for as I love fairytale adaptations!

I enjoyed this movie, however I didn't LOVE it. I found it lacking in some areas. For instance the story was a bit rushed and for a movie I thought would be very epic, it was kind of a dud. The battles were short and not very exciting and it just seemed like one minute there was a giant invasion, then it was over. I thought it would have been helpful if this movie had been a bit longer so they could have really put in a good battle scene. That being said, the movie was still cute and the acting I thought was great! I really love Nicholas Hoult who plays Jack and Ewan McGregor was as great as always! It is for sure worth a watch, but just don't expect it to be very epic!

You can check out the Trailer here: Jack the Giant Slayer

I would suggest you check it out for yourself :)

Have a wonderful day!


Jamie-Leigh <3

Todays Look - March 18, 2013

Hello All!

Today's look is a very natural and easy to do work look!

I went for a light champagne color on the eyes with a brassy color in the outer corner, I then put some gold in the centre to give it a little spice! I kept my lips more natural today with a light pink lip color.

What I'm wearing:
Primer - Pixi Flawless and Poreless Primer
Foundation: Revlon Photoready in 007 Cool Beige
Concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment
Eye Primer: Revlon Photoready Eye Primer and Brightener
Eye Shadows: Naked Basics (W.O.S) & L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Goldmine & Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush in Irresistible Ivy
Eye Liner: Micabeauty Gel Liner 
Mascara: Covergirl Clump Crusher & Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes
Bronzer: ELF Blush and Contour kit in Antigua 
Blush: Benefit Coralista
Lips: Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Pink Sugar

Have a wonderful day!


Jamie-Leigh <3

Friday, 15 March 2013

2013 Reading Goals

Hello All!

My 2013 reading goal is to read a total of 40 books. I figured this was a good number to start off with and perhaps in the years to come I will increase this until I get up to reading 100 books in one year. For me, 40 will be a big accomplishment. I love to read, thought I don't like to force myself to read and I wanted to keep the number at 40 so I know I will be reading for the enjoyment and not to hit a number :)

Here is the list of books I plan to read in 2013 (Books I have finished with be crossed out):

  1. Beautiful Creatures
  2. Beautiful Darkness
  3. Beautiful Chaos
  4. Beautiful Redemption
  5. PUSH
  6. How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You
  7. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
  8. Warm Bodies - Currently Reading
  9. The Fault in Our Stars
  10. Divergent
  11. Insurgent
  12. Safe Haven
  13. City of Bones
  14. City of Ashes
  15. Matched
  16. Crossed
  17. Reached
  18. Maze Runner
  19. Scorch Trials
  20. Cinder
  21. Scarlet
  22. Delirium
  23. Across the Universe
  24. Looking for Alaska
  25. Beautiful Disaster
  26. Perfect Chemistry
  27. 13 Reasons Why
  28. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
  29. Under the Never Sky
  30. Lola and the Boy Next Door
  31. Shut Out
  32. DUFF
  33. Inside Out
  34. Outside In
  35. Silver Linings Playbook
  36. Legend
  37. Prodigy
  38. Gone Girl
  39. Anna and the French Kiss
  40. The Selection

Now this isn't to say some of these books wont change, but as of right now, these are the ones I want read in 2013.

Have a wonderful day :)


Jamie-Leigh <3

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Walking Dead.. Season 1 and 2 - Thoughts and Reactions

Hello All!

I don't know about any of you... but recently I have become OBSESSED with the TV show Walking Dead. Now, let me just tell you, I watched the very first episode of this last year and I was scared to death. Why you ask? Because I am a BIG baby when it comes to scary things, even though I realize Zombies aren't a real threat to me (yet) that doesn't matter. I am still terrified. So, because I was so scared last year while watching it, I did not continue on with the series.

This past weekend my boyfriend bought season one on dvd and I decided I would man up and watch it with him. After getting past the first episode I realized the story was so good, I couldn't pass up continuing on. I then watched the second episode... then the third... then before I knew it, I had finished the first season in a day and a half. I was HOOKED.

This show has one of the best stories I have ever seen in a TV show. The zombies are different than what I have seen before, and they are just poppin up like daises! I feel so connected to the characters and then I absolutely hate others. I am still a big baby and wont watch the show unless my boyfriend is home, but I have now just finished the second season. It took me 2 days. I literally sit on the edge of my seat, jumping and yelling at people through the entire show. There have been so many good plot twists, while some I had predicted, others I hadn't seen coming at all. I swear I have been sitting at work for the past few days just thinking about this show, trying to process everything that has happened. Not to mention the zombie dreams.. FML.

Gotta love this popping into your head while trying to sleep.....

The second season has left me with such a cliffhanger that I cant even bare it. All I want to do right now is go online and start season 3, which I have heard blows the other seasons out of the water. I am not even sure how that is possible! My poor heart can't take it, this show stresses me out!

I would like to recommend this show to anyone and everyone... minus babies... they may not be so into it. I would also like to say that this is not even close to the typical kind of show that I like to watch. I am much more into comedies and sitcoms, with the exception of Dexter of course.... maybe I am just into really messed up graphic dramas... who knows!

I just needed to share my excitement for the Series! It has basically consumed my life and now I don't know what I will do once there are no more episodes to watch... I may have to re-watch the ASAP. Or if you have any show suggestions for me please let me know :)

Have a wonderful zombie free day!



Today's Look - March 13 2013 :)

Hello All!

I would like to share with you my look for the day! It is an easy makeup look for work with a nice pop of color on the lips. I am really happy that brighter lips are coming back into style. I know for sure this spring and summer I will be rockin some pretty eye catching lip colors. I just think they are so much fun and with the new Maybelline Vivid lipsticks out I feel like the possibilities are endless!

Here is my look today:

What I'm wearing:
Primer - Pixi Flawless and Poreless Primer
Foundation: Revlon Photoready in 004 Nude
Concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment
Eye Primer: Revlon Photoready Eye Primer and Brightener
Eye Shadows: Wet n Wild EyeshadowTrio in Silent Treatment
Eye Liner: Micabeauty Gel Liner & Wet n Wild Idol Eyes Creme Shadow in Pixie
Mascara: Covergirl Clump Crusher & Maybelline The Rocket
Bronzer: Wet n Wild Bronzer in Bikini Contest
Blush: NARS in Super Orgasm
Lips: Revlon Balm Stain in Smitten & Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie

I am starting to incorporate more spring colors into my everyday makeup routine, rather than the plain neutrals I typically stick with in the winter months. I feel like spring is the perfect time to break out those purples, pinks, green, etc. My eye shadows are neutral, taupe like purples with a hint of light pink, and my lips are berry! I have a pinky, coraly blush with gold specs to warm up the face.

I hope you are all trying out some new fun looks for the upcoming Spring season :)

Have a wonderful day!


Jamie-Leigh <3

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Youtuber of the week - Bookables!

Hello All!

My choice for youtuber of the week is going to a Booktuber this week! I have been really digging Bookables for a few months now. She gives great reviews and suggestions and I just find her relatable and easy to watch! I have trouble watching many of the booktubers because I find so many of them to mumble and rush and I just cant seem to relate to them. That is for sure not the case with Bookables, I feel like she is just one of my friends as I am watching her videos! I also trust her opinions and buy pretty much every book she talks about! She reads and reviews mainly YA books, which of course if my preference for reading!

Here are a few of my favourite videos from Bookables:

Most Anticipated YA Books of 2013 - This one is giving me so many good ideas!

Best Books of 2012!

I love her Wrap up and TBR videos!

She also does book reviews, hauls, tag videos, and more :)

If you like what you see and are interested in reading, please subscribe to her channel: Bookables

I also follow her on goodreads :) :Bookables Goodreads

If you are interested in YA books you can also always check out my channel as well, I review mainly YA books and some fiction! JLeighHearts :)

Have a wonderful day!


Jamie-Leigh <3

Book Haul #1!

Hello All!

I went slightly book crazy over the past few weeks! I bought I think about 14 books... on a brighter note, I did not have to pay full price for ANY of these books! This makes my heart smile big! Like This --> :D I am a firm believe in the phrase, you can never have too many books! Especially if those books are cheap!

Next I will list all the books I got in the last month, their authors and a link to the books descriptions (Link will be found in the book's title)! In case you may be wondering what they are all about! We all know, you can't judge a book by its cover... however that is sometimes why I will buy a book! Pretty covers, they get me EVERY time!

The descriptions link will take you to the books page on Chapters if you are interested in purchasing them online. If you are not currently a member with the plum rewards for Chapters Indigo, you should be! You get discounts as well as points which you can save up to redeem for free books! Also if you purchase your books online at, books are cheaper than in store! I am not sure why they have it like this, but I'm not complaining about cheaper books! Shipping is free with a purchase over $25 or you can get your books shipped to a chapters store near you for free! If you aren't a plum rewards member yet, you should be! You get discounts on your purchases as well as points that you can save up to redeem for free books! Also, every month on the Chapters website there is a coupon code for $5 off your purchase, this months code is MARCH2013. Enjoy :)

My Book Haul:

1. Warm Bodies - Isaac Marion

2. Cinder - Marissa Meyer

3. The Fault In Our Stars - John Green

4. Looking for Alaska - John Green

5. City of Bones - Cassandra Clare

6. City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare

7. City of Glass - Cassandra Clare

8. Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkele

9. The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling

10. Under the Never Sky - Veronica Rossi

11. Safe Haven - Nicolas Sparks

12. Matched - Ally Condie

13. Reached - Ally Condie

14. The Maze Runner - James Dashner

15. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

16. Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire

I also have a video up on youtube showing all my wonderful finds :) You can find that video here --> Bool Haul #1. As always, if you like what you see, please subscribe to my channel :)

Have a wonderful day!


Jamie-Leigh <3