Tuesday, 12 January 2016

2015 Non-Beauty Favourites



Another years gone by in the blink of an eye - yay! That rhymed - so I thought, before we really get settled into 2016, I'd tell you guys about some of the non-beauty things I was really loving last year. So without further ado let's do this.

Inside Out - DVD £10.00, Bluray £14.99 from amazon.co.uk

I can't get over what an absolutely beautiful film this was. Definitely up there with some of Disney & Pixar's finest. If you haven't seen it then you need to change that now, go ahead... I'll wait. It's clever and funny and it features the vocal talents of some extraordinary people - Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling being just two of those - and it is beautifully written. Inside Out is about 13 year old Riley who is uprooted from her happy life in Minnesota to San Francisco, but there's a twist it's told from the point of view of her emotions. Like I said it is very clever but I think it's incredibly important. It sends children the message that it's okay to feel the way they feel and it's okay to talk about it, and I think that's wonderful.

Jurassic World - DVD £8.39, Bluray £17.99 from amazon.co.uk

I knew I would like this film because Jurassic Park is epic but I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. Yes it's slightly completely ridiculous - Bryce Dallas Howard outrunning a T-Rex in heels, really?!- and it's as if they learnt absolutely NOTHING from the first film - Dude, don't clone raptors they's cray! - but I really, really enjoyed it. It's funny, fast-paced, and the special effects are seriously incredible. Plus you know Chris Pratt is an absolute babe! Serious ALL the heart eyed emojis!!!

Dream A Little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher - Paperback £3.85, Kindle Edition £4.99 from amazon.co.uk

After finishing my degree I was ecstatically happy at the thought of never, ever looking at a book again. That feeling lasted about two weeks before I got bored and Dream A Little Dream was one of the first books I picked up. Dream A Little Dream is about Sarah who, after being dumped by her boyfriend of 7 years 2 years previously, still has to spend an unnecessary amount of time with him and all their mutual friends. That coupled with working really hard at a job she hates Sarah can't exactly say she's happy. But then she starts dreaming about a very handsome man from her past, it's just a harmless fantasy, until he pops up in real life and things get...complicated. It's chick lit at it's finest and done really well. It's funny, sweet, a little bit romantic and so good. I really enjoyed it. Other books I really loved last year were: The Martian by Andy Weird, The Duff by Kody Keplinger &  The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.


Scream Queens - available on 4OD

I was obsessed with Scream Queens when it first started. Horror isn't normally my cup of tea BUT this is such a hilarious take on the genre that all the gory stuff doesn't bother me. It is so funny and really campy and yet it's still really gripping as well. I loved it. If you haven't watched it then you need to change that. Like now. 


Youtube is my favourite way to pass the time, and the more time I spend on the 'tube - it's a lot of time - the more youtubers I discover, then love, and the more time I spend on youtube. It's  vicious circle. Anyway Carrie was one of my favourite discoveries from last year. For those who don't know Carrie is an actress, currently playing Eponine in Les Mis in the West End, and youtuber. She seems really lovely  and her videos are great, really clever and funny, but my favourites are her vlogs. I'm a musical theatre nerd and I absolutely love seeing all the behind the scenes stuff from Les Mis. Speaking of I actually saw Carrie in Les Mis in September and she was insanely good! Love. Her. 

I had so many more favourites throughout the year, most of which I've forgotten now, but these were the ones I could remember off the top of my head.  

What were your Non-Beauty Favourites from 2015? Let me know by commenting below, on twitter, or dropping me an email at lolarocknroses@gmail.com. Also check out my instagramfacebookbloglovin', snapchat -search lolarocknroses - & pinterest for regular updates.

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