Sunday, 15 March 2015

Theatre Review: Mamma Mia.

 No-one can say no to a feel good musical, especially one with famous songs and dances. So as an early Mother's Day present, last night, I took my mum to see the one and only Mamma Mia! The Empire Theatre was absolutely packed and was pretty much sold out for Mamma Mia's last night in Liverpool.

Written by British playwright, Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia is a fantastic musical based on the songs from the iconic band ABBA composed by Benny Andersson and Bjรถrn Ulvaeus. The title of musical is obviously taken from the group's huge hit Mamma Mia back in 1975 and the two former band members, Ulvaeus and Andersson, were actually involved in the beginning developments of the show.

The musical is full of ABBA's most famous songs such as Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All, Take A Chance On Me as well as many more. Although there were two or three songs I didn't know, I didn't realise how many songs I knew and how easily I could sing along. It's such a fantastic show and it had us all up dancing, clapping and cheering at the very end.

The storyline is a little laughable and there are few cheesy scenes but you can just forget about these so very easily. The comedy in the musical easily makes up for all the cheesiness especially from the hilarious Sue Devaney (Rosie) and Shobna Gulati (Tanya) who played Donna's (Sara Poyzer) best friends. They both belted out Dancing Queen perfectly and did well in their own solos of Does Your Mother Know where Gulati tries to play it cool with her toyboy and Take A Chance On Me where Devaney hysterically threw herself on Bill (played the towering Michael Beckley).

    Sara Poyzer who plays mum Donna was fantastic in her performance and really blew me away in her emotional The Winner Takes It All. Her chemistry with Sam (her real life husband Richard Standing) was fantastic and really made you believe that it's all real. The cast that surround the main characters did amazingly well in the huge ensemble numbers and got the whole audience clapping to pretty much every song.

It was such a good present to give to my mum and she loved every moment of it as did I. You can't go wrong with a bit of theatre!

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Have you seen this? What did you think of it?
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Friday, 6 March 2015

Skin Product Review: Lush Think Pink Bath Bomb.

Sorry I haven't updated my blog in a while but I've been very busy with university and other things but today I'm reviewing another Lush bath bomb for you guys! This one is the called Think Pink and it's another great one from Lush as usual. So let's get into the review!

What's in it?
It has lovely natural ingredients alongside safe synthetics. It also has: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, perfume, lavender oil, tonka absolute, fair trade vanilla absolute, neroli oil, *limonene, *linalool, *coumarin, pink heart confetti, colour 45410, colour 14700, colour 17200, candy flowers. (*Occurs naturally in essential oils).

My thoughts
Lush always make incredible bath bombs and this one is another favourite of mine. 

It looks absolutely adorable with the cute little flowers on top which come off and fizz alongside the bath bomb. It is a bit powdery/crumbly when you're handling it before putting it in but that's not really a bother. It has a really sweet and fresh scent which is just perfect to relax you.

 As the bath bomb fizzes away, it changes the water into a beautiful fuschia colour which was just lovely. Not only that there were these cute pieces of confetti in the shape of hearts in the water as well! I don't know if you can see it in the picture but it was a really nice touch to the experience. 

The bath bomb made my skin really soft and I felt relaxed but I would suggest putting body lotion on after having the bath because it can dry your skin out a little. The scent does stay on your skin for a long time though, it's really wonderful. It can also stain your bath a little but nothing that a bit of water can't get rid of.

Have you tried this one? What did you think of?
Thankyou for reading.