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amazing soundtracks

Published April 12, 2012 by laurrx

i’m a huge fan of movies, and when i’m rummaging through my collection of DVDs looking for one to watch i’ll start singing a song from it, or say to myself “what a freaking amazing soundtrack!”. and whenever i’m shuffling through my ipod every second or third song is from a movie or a TV show.

here are my top 10 favourite soundtracks (not in order)

10 things i hate about you
this CD was the soundtrack to my Florida holiday 2006 or something. every song was so spot on for the moment, and every song is amazing! my favourite song was probably Letters to Cleo – Cruel To Be Kind, and it’s so cute ’cause Patrick gets them to sing it for Kat, for it all to be ruined. Best scene of the whole movie, i think! i love Semisonic – FNT when they’re paintballing, cos they kiss at the end of that scene and it fits in far too well!!
the soundtrack list is right here

project X
just seen this movie quite recently and every song that came on, my friend and me would whisper to each other “what a tune!!!” or “love this song”. it’s such an immense soundtrack, i downloaded it the day after i went to see it. my favourite is kid cudi – pursuit of happiness steve aoki remix. it’s the one that was played in the advert that was constantly played on E4 adverts that were promoting the movie, and i just wanted the song to keep playing!
here’s a link to the list here

tangled
forgot how good the songs were in this until i watched it just yesterday, i was prancing about the house singing along to all the songs. and i have a clear favourite and it’s when will my heart begin! i love Mandy Moore’s voice so much, and this song is really funny, when shes hanging around the house doing all this stuff and painting and then talking about the chinese lanterns!!! i love it, i love it, i love it!
find the songs here

enchanted
i also watched this yesterday and sang the songs word for word. when i got out of hospital five years ago, this had been delivered to the house (along with Pump it up the exercise DVD which gathers dust in my cupboard now…). i watched it loads and the songs are so funny. i love the way enchanted really takes the mickey out of all disney movies. favourite – that’s how you know, when they’re all dancing about the park. it’s absolutely hysterical. there’s really only like 3 or 4 songs that are actually sung, but the music is even good!!
get the song list here

mary  poppins
i know i’m such a Disney freak, but after this there’s no more! for a couple of weeks when i was a kid i spent a few weeks in hospital and every day i watched mary poppins, whenever i sit and watch it i’ll talk along with the characters like a proper 5 year old. supercaligragilisticexpialidocious is my ultimate favourite disney song never mind my favourite mary poppins song! also i love jolly holiday with mary and i love to laugh! amazing, and it really all takes me back to when i was younger!
soundtrack listing here

wizard of oz
this movie is one of my total cheer up films, but i always fast forward to when it goes to colour – i hate non colour movies.  i love the scarecrow, tinman and lion’s song “if i only had a brain/heart/the nerve”. i absolutely adore the lion, and the way he says “noive”. and then also “over the rainbow”, what an amazing song!
wizard of oz songs here

(500) days of summer
as much as this movie irritated me ’cause they never get together (’cause summer was a bitch), the songs in it were really good. i loved the genre of the soundtrack, the songs were all so relaxing, and really nice. they went with the movie and what was really happening in the movie. i feel like the songs are so ironic, they’re all so cheery and happy sounding, that it isn’t really clear that they won’t be together forever.
get them here

a walk to remember
listening to this soundtrack never fails to bring  tear to my eye. they just remind me of one of the saddest movies i’ve ever watched. and like i said before i love mandy moore and i love that she sings in it, the song is amazing. my favourite song in this is mandy moore and jonathon foreman – someday we’ll know. its such a fab song, and it’s played when Landon is doing amazing things for Jamie and it’s such an amazing music scene!
the songs are here

thats my favourites what are yours?

LCSx

march favourites

Published April 10, 2012 by laurrx

holy march this month actually flew in and i can’t believe it’s 10th april already. i had a few nights out, parties and a weekend away, so i had to use and pack alot of products and i had to be quite choosy so this is how i came up with my

march favourites

batiste dry shampoo XXL volume
it took me a few uses before i decided i liked it. i felt like it didn’t do what a dry shampoo should – make my greasy hair look greasy – and all it done was make my hair tuggy. but when i realised that i actually need volume in my hair sometimes and it really does work.  i love batiste! any kind of batiste really, but this is especially good when your hair needs that OOMPH!

no7 BBcream
i think i wrote about this in a spring blog so just a quick word about it. i’ve been using this NON STOP and i really do love it.

avon lavender and chamomile room spray
this is fully amazing, i absolutely love lavender scents. i spray this over my bed spread and pillows and spray it on my carpet. lavender is known for it’s healing and calming properties, so when it goes on my bed sheets it makes me so sleepy and i am such a terrible sleeper. recently my bed sheets have been drowned in the spray.

one tree hill
when Linda still lived with us, i tried to start watching one tree hill once, maybe twice and i just wasn’t interested at all. but when it was on E4 on mondays i kept watching it with her and i was loving the more recent series. so i was up at her flat and decided i’d start again, but i started from season 2 and i’ve become obsessed and actually confused (because i’ve been watching the DVDs, the present series and the reruns they have been playing on tv during the day). i’m on season 7 on DVD and the present series, and i really love it. my favourite thing about it, is the music. the soundtrack to one tree hill is actually amazing.

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday:  Roman Reloaded
FREAKING AMAZING!!!! i have actually fallen right in love with her these past few weeks! i love all the songs she’s done on Drake’s new album, the songs shes done with David Guetta and, of course, all her older stuff. my ultimate favourite songs on this album are Roman Holiday and Pound The Alarm. i am so extremely very excited about seeing her at TITP!!!!

I have put myself on a make ban, i don’t think i need anymore. so for now i have no new make up favourites, but i’m open to new hair products and TV shows!

LCSx

LMFAO and Lemon Drizzle

Published March 13, 2012 by laurrx

sorry for party rocking
on saturday i went to see LMFAO at the Barrowlands in town. and it was
IMMENSE
i loved them before this and now after this i LOVE LOVE LOVE them. i wanna go see them again. it was without a doubt the best gig i’ve ever been to, it was so mad. i honestly don’t think i had the best of views but i could see him when people weren’t mega bouncing about in front of me. it was so mad, everyone was just jumping about like mad. i completely fancy Red Foo now! ♥

i’m trying hard to not turn my blog into a baking blog, but lately all i feel like i’ve been doing is baking. the rainbow cakes proved a thumbs up with the family, and i took some in to work and the girls LOVED them!

March has been a bit of a quiet month, with not much to really share apart from this! i did start to make cupcakes on friday night until i got tempted by company and alcohol. i wanted to make chocolate mint icing until this too. it’s on my baking agenda – but it’s  bad choice as i started a Military Style Holiday Body Regime! oops…

anyway lemon drizzle!

120g butter (i recommend Stork butter for cakes…it’s the best!)
120g caster sugar
2 eggs
finely grated lemon zest – 1 lemon
120g self raising flour

drizzle topping
juice 1 lemon
85g icing sugar 

1. heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. combine sugar and butter until pale and creamy. add eggs one at a time, them add the flour in slowly, mixing at intervals. grease your choice of loaf tin/cake tin (here i used a silicone loaf mould), and pour in mixture, leveling the top.
2. bake for 45-50 minutes until you can pull a clean knife or skewer out of the middle. while te cake is cooling, mix lemon juice and icing sugar together until all is combined. poke a fork into the cake several times and then drizzle the icing mix on top. 

i didn’t take any pictures of this one, but it wasn’t that successful. unfortunately i made too much mix (as the recipe i read called for double of what i’ve said) and it was too much for my little mould. it was completely burnt at the top and not ready in the middle. so i had to shave the top off and it didn’t have that nice crisp topping. i also made it FAR to lemony!

i feel like baking right now. i always bake whenever i feel something really strongly, if that makes sense? i have an interview tomorrow, so i am REALLY nervous and i find that baking gives you time to think. now i’m googling recipes…Madeira cake. is that bad for you?

i don’t see me doing so well on this diet anymore…

LCSx