Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Crossing Over Film Review And Exclusive Interview


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Hey guys and girls, I’m back with an exclusive blog post which I have been eager to share with you all about a movie premiering In London - Not to be missed!

I also have an exclusive interview with Mark Haldor, the man behind ’Crossing Over’, so grab your popcorn and take a seat the show is about to start.
No under 18s please.

SYNOPSIS

(Taken from the ‘Crossing Over’ website)
A frustrated Agent submits eight London based actors to audition for the next big Hollywood Movie. Potential career breaks for them and a large payday for her. How will they fair against two LA Casting Directors and the movie's unusual premise?



About Crossing Over In My Words.

Without giving too much away ‘Crossing Over’ is not your average comedy.
It has lots of personality and is the kind of film you wish would go on forever because you want to see what happens next in the lives of these wonderful characters.

Whilst watching the sneak peeks from the fun and quirky comedy, I could see how much passion, love and hard work has been put into the movie by Mark and the cast.


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Ever Wondered What Your Life Could Be Like If It Was A Movie?

This is the kind of movie you can relate to in one way or another… i.e. The characters lives and personalities will remind you of everyday people from your own life. Friends, family and people you may see on your commute to work.

From the weird to the wonderful, to the oh so crazy these people will remind you of your mothers, brothers, sisters and friends.

Interview With Mark Haldor 


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At A Top Secret Location In The Heart Of London.
I Had The Pleasure Of Interviewing The Talented Mark Haldor - The Man behind ‘Crossing Over’ - So Let's Find Out What He Had To Say In Answer To My Questions. 

Describe ‘Crossing Over’ In 5 Words?
Cheeky
Passionate
Fun
Endearing
Challenging

What Was The Hardest Part Of Making ‘Crossing Over’?
Competing the film on such a minimal budget was a challenge, though challenges are good and it definitely kept me and everyone involved on our toes to make sure everything was completed to the best standard possible.

How Did The Storyline Of The Film Come About?
I went to L.A. in 2014 and was initially inspired to make a short film, which then evolved into a feature and brought together the talents of everyone involved. I came up with the premise by writing about what I know and picked on traditional British humour as a way to mesh the different characters and stories together within the film.

What Did You Enjoy More… Directing ‘Crossing Over’ Or Starring As Jason?
I enjoyed doing both, but as much as I enjoyed acting in the film, it was a real challenge to direct myself as an actor too. So on this occasion I would have say my preference was directing the film as opposed to acting in it.

How Many Hours / Days Etc Went Into Making ‘Crossing Over’ ?
I could not even begin to tell you how many hours went into making ‘Crossing Over’, but given I conceived, co-wrote, directed, produced, cast, edited, marketed and acted in the film, I can tell you it has taken the best part of 3 years on a part - full time basis to complete it.

Which Films Have Been The Most Influential To You?
Primarily TV programs such as; ‘Spaced’, ‘Not Going Out’, ‘The Office’, ‘Extras’, ‘Episodes’ and ’Toast of London’, along with Films including ‘Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels’, ‘Kuffs', ‘Four Rooms’ and ‘El Mariachi’ have all influenced ‘Crossing Over’.

Who Is Your Favourite Film Director ?
Robert Rodriguez, because of his creative approach and can do attitude regardless of budget. His book ‘Rebel Without a Crew’ and director commentary tracks from his El Mariachi trilogy were a massive influence in giving ‘Crossing Over’ life and me not giving up.
  
Which Film Director in The Industry Do You Aspire To Be As Big As?
James Gunn (Guardians of The Galaxy) -  Funnily enough I have just been to see his new film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2’ right before this interview.

Also Robert Rodriguez - as discussed (‘The Faculty’, ‘From Dusk Til Dawn’), Tarantino (‘Jackie Brown’, ‘Pulp Fiction’) and Tony Scott (‘Last Boy Scout’, ‘Beverly Hills Copy 2’) are all Directors I personally respect and would love to follow in the footsteps of.

If You Could Pick An Actor To Play You In a Film About Your Life,
Who Would Play You And Why?
I would like someone like Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth or most likely Chris Pratt to play me in a story of my life. Ironically my parents almost named me Chris too!

What Are A Few Of Your All Time Favourite Movies?
Armageddon, Blow, Clockwork Orange, Scent of A Woman, Point Break, Enemy of The State, Jackie Brown, Phenomenon, Robocop.

What Is Your Guilty Pleasure?
Scarlett Johansson films and Doctor Who.

Which Other Character Apart From Jason in ‘Crossing Over’ Can You Most Relate To?
Jonny - because of his dry humour and his awkwardness when he fancies someone…

Can You Speak Any Other Languages.
I did briefly try learn some Japanese last year and I would absolutely love to try and learn German again now I’m older.

What is Your Favourite Charity?
I have previously raised funds for ‘Mind’ mental health and ‘Save The Children’.
I’m now focusing on ‘Orangutan Foundation’, who I am happy to announce the profits from ticket sales for the upcoming Premiere will be donated to.

Have You Got A Date For The Premiere?
I wanted it to be Scarlett Johansson but settled for August 6th instead.
- But the invite stands if Scarlett would like to attend? lol
  
So that is all for now, hope you enjoyed finding out more about ‘Crossing Over’ and the exclusive little interview with the talented Mark Haldor.

Don't forget to share this blog post with your friends so they can laugh , smile and enjoy crossing over too.


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Want To Attend The Premiere?

All Profits From Ticket Sales Will Go To ‘Orangutan Foundation’.

Find out more about the ‘Orangutan Foundation’


You can follow ‘Crossing Over’ on social media to keep up with the latest.


Remember You Can Come To The Premiere Too If You Wish!
Book Tickets And Find Out More About Crossing Over Premiere!

Thanks for reading
Caroline Bartholomew

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(Canary Wharf, London, West India Quay)
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Its Been A Long Time


A Little Update About My Health

Hey guys and girls sorry it's been a very long time but I hope you are all well.
So this is my first blog post of 2017 and i feel really bad for not doing a post already.
However since last year I have not been well and I have been focusing on myself for a bit.

Long story short July last year I had sudden head pains worse than migraines worse than childbirth these pains was so bag they are paralysing and not even tramadol and codeine would touch the pain.

Anyway nearly a year on I still get pains now and then, more so if I am stressed or straining, and one of the main ones that sets my pains of is sweeteners in food some companies don't even label it so even when I am avoiding it I eat something and end up in so much pain laid up on sofa with severe sickness and can not eat it really sucks because I hate been unwell not been able to function.



The cause of my pains from a scan I had showed I have brain aneurysms so I am having to be careful at the moment, so apologies if I do not post as often blog as often I find it hard to do when I am in pain.

I do have other health issues alongside this one of which is my anxiety which comes when it feels like it.
I am Also been tested for a few other things Such as diabetes, and something related to thyroid function.
All these little things are keeping me busy appointments on top of family life so im sorry I am not here often.

I really wish I can remember everything right from the beginning or had blogged about my Head Pains from when it happened but when it all started last year I was in so much pain I couldn't even bare the sunlight coming in the window, and didn't wanna bore you all with complaining about my pains and doctors telling me my scan was fine when it wasn't it as been a long roller coaster but I am hoping to be back.


Im rambling now so I will keep this short and sweet.
I am going to try get a post up real soon of some e juices when I can for you all to read.
I do love blogging it is my hobby my passion It really helps me zone out for a little bit and get lost in my writing, and interacting with my lovely followers you are all amazing and wonderful.

Was thinking of idea for blog post?
Question time with me? ( ask me anything)

What do you think?
If so can comment below with a few questions,

Lots of love
Caroline


Friday, 25 November 2016

EcoEgg Concentrated Fabric Conditioner


Hey guys and girls I am back with another review yay this time one that involves you doing your chores boo as much as most of us may find housework boring or even enjoy it but find it tiring the best part of doing the chores/housework us using products that we love.
May it be the smell or how well it works there is always a favorite product we love using.
So I am going to write a review on eco egg fabric conditioner read more to find out if I liked it or not and if it is something I would recommend to you all.


About EcoEgg
Ecoegg are a company that care about the environment and people, they have a lovely range of products that are kind to you and the environment. Their great value for money products are sold on their website, and sometimes on qvc and a few other places. EcoEgg have won awards for their products and well deserved awards at that. Ecoegg are eco by name and eco by nature they are truly a company that set a good example by using ingredients that are not harsh and are always bringing out new amazing products.


EcoEggs Fabric Conditioner
Ecoegg concentrated fabric conditioner is concentrated meaning you only need 1-2 squirts per wash although for me I always like using the normal amount but that is because of my ocd and wanting my washing to feel and smell clean.

if you choose a fragrance one it is only slightly fragranced this is due to it been gentle on the skin and not being harsh like some other ones.  Although I do prefer my washing smelling strong of nice smells, I found this one didn't really make my washing smell like my other fabric conditioners do to my washing which I am used to.

The bottle is big meaning great value for money because it can last upto a year.
But it may run out quicker if you do washing more than the average person or if you have a big family or just love using more than required. Also comes with a pump meaning it is easy to dispense into your washing machine draw without worrying about spillage and waste



Overall verdict

I do love this product but For me even though the fabric conditioner is a great size and lasts upto a year, and is not harsh on the skin like other brands, it is not really one I would buy myself mainly because I am used to strong scents. But I would recommend it to others mainly those who want a fabric conditioner kind to skin and the environment.

I really love the pump action as mentioned above it is great way for less spillage and waste as you can easy pump couple squirts into wash or get your kids to help you as long as you supervise them as some may over pump it or try eat it.

It did make my clothes feel a tad softer but didn't notice a big major difference to the clothes they felt lovely and soft how clothes normally come out but this all depends I guess on washing powder too.  

The product is great for value with it lasting upto a year but you may go through it quicker if you wash clothes all day everyday like most of us do who have endless amounts of washing to do all the time.

So basicly overall I do love ecoegg brand itself and I have tried a few of their products now for me this is a great product however it wasn't one of the best ones I have tried from eco egg  so isn't one I will rave about other than for the great value for money and kind to skin. So overall it is not a bag product or anything like that just a personal preference that I like stronger scents.



EXCLUSIVE INFORMATION

There is a big promotion coming on the 3rd december make sure you head over to ecoegg in december for the big promotion, I am sworn to secrecy to the promotion amount but it will be one you don't want to miss especially if you are wanting to buy any off eco eggs products.

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Thanks for reading
Caroline

If you have any questions feel free to comment below or drop me a email or facebook message always happy to help, remember to keep you're eyes peeled for that ecoegg promotion which is amazing.



Have you read my older posts on eco egg products?


Monday, 14 November 2016

Amy Victoria Diffusers


Hey guys and girls Hope you are all well, I am back with a review that most of you will enjoy, if you love your bedroom or home smelling nice keep reading I won't keep you much longer let's get down to the review and what amy victoria and their reed diffusers are all about which amy victoria was kind enough to let me choose and send me a Diffuser to Test for you all. I choose patchouli and bergamot as it sounded like a lovely fragrance for the home.

About Amy Victoria 
Amy Victoria began to provide a natural way to fragrance your home. They provide an alternative to synthetic home fragrance products which can be bad for our health and smell fabricated.What Makes Them different, is that they only use essential oils to fragrance their products, a 100% natural and premium ingredient. These quality oils leave your home smelling beautiful and elegant, and they achieve this using completely natural ingredients.  All of their products are hand blended and poured and packaged in Canterbury, England. Amy Victoria puts the same love and attention into every diffuser they make.


First Impressions On My Reed Diffusers
When My Postman Arrived I took the parcel from him and went and opened it right away.
I was taken back by how beautiful the packaging was as it is simple but elegant.
I then opened the packaging and reached inside to pull out the diffuser and reeds. Carefully taking off the little cork I sniffed to see what the fragrance was like. wow I was impressed I got a lovely hint of men's aftershave I was so pleased it smelt very nice and then started looking around the flat to where I could place it to make it smell nice so thought I will keep it in the lounge as its big room I put all the reeds in the diffuser to test if you have smaller room you only need a couple bigger the room more reeds or diffusers you will need.


Testing Time
After having the reeds in the diffuser for a while I went back to lounge and couldn't smell much all though I had used all the reeds as you need to put all the reeds in diffuser if it is a large room, so I decided to move the diffuser to the bathroom as it is small and has no windows so I closed the door and went to do my housework then went back upstairs went into the bathroom and wow It smelt wonderful it worked and worked really well so moved the reeds back down stairs anyway I worked out why it didn't work in my lounge even though I used All reeds it was cos my lounge is bigger than the average room as it its around 17ft so I think I will need 2 or 3 diffusers for my lounge so I am gonna carry on using the diffuser in my bathroom I think for now.

What I thought About The Reed Diffuser
I do really love It however I would suggest if you have a 17ft lounge like me you may need to order a couple or so but might be an idea for the company to make larger ones for people who have massive lounges or bedrooms etc to save them from buying 2 or 3 as one larger one would be ideal.



Overall Verdict
Overall I was pleased with the product, the packaging was lovely, the fragrance was stunning,I do really love the product however I was disappointed it wasn't effective in my lounge, but that isn't down to the company its because I was a 17ft lounge. But I was happy it worked in my bathroom and how wonderful the smell lingers even if you remove the diffuser from that room after it is been in there a while, I was also happy to know all the products was made and packaged here in england it is nice to see more and more companies like this there is something really lovely about locally sourced products. For me the fragrance was amazing reminded me of a men's aftershave. 

I am also very pleased with the company itself with all the hard work Amy Victoria have put into their company and all of their products they have really worked hard.They have a lovely little selection of fragrances to choose from which is lovely. They ship out their products as quick as possible which is also a great thing and are very helpful if you have questions about the products as i had a couple myself when the diffuser didn't want to work well in the lounge they was on hand to help which I am so happy and confident in their customer service which is really top notch. Not sure what else to say now but I will include some questions and answers of anything I may have missed out above just so everything is covered.

Questions And Answers 

How Much Are The Diffusers To Buy?
Currently The Diffusers Are £24.95 To Buy From Amy Victoria.

What Other Fragrances Does Amy Victoria Sell?
They Have A Small Few You Can See Here On The Website.

How Long Do The Diffusers Last?
They Last Around 4-8 Weeks Depending On How Many Sticks You Use Etc.

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Thank You For Reading
Caroline