11/23/2012

What is your obsession?


I think I'm a little obsessed with my nail polishes. What is your obsession?







Life after Death

Thought I would blog about an insane story and miscarriage of justice today.
I don't know if you have ever heard of The West Memphis Three but here goes..

Three young teenagers from Arkansas were arrested and jailed for murders they did no commit. These boys were ultimately jailed for life while the real murderer walked free and still walks free today.

Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin were arrested because the police had no suspects and due to the fact that they were different. They wore black clothing and listening to alternative music. There was not a shred of evidence that convicted them yet they were imprisoned for life. Damien was even sent to death row. It was absolutely ridiculous.

 All three were released last year after signing an Alford Plea after 18 years incarcerated. Basically the judges in Arkansas realise they made a mistake AFTER they have been jailed for 18 years and needed them to sign the plea so when they were released neither men could sue the state of Arkansas.

If you would like to read more about the case and the outcome then you can find more details here; http://www.wm3.org/.
I would also recommend watching Paradise Lost for another insight into the case. It is really astounding.


 So this is why I wrote this post I would highly recommend you read Life after Death;


Life after Death is the Memoirs of Damien Echols. It tells you about his life growing up, his time in prison and up to his release. It is an amazing read and a major reality check. As a follower of the WM3 case I found it moving, heartbreaking and hilarious at times. One of the best books I have read in a long while.


Thanks for reading!

11/22/2012

My very first giveaway!

I'm new to this blogging thing and thought I would host my very first rafflecopter giveaway! Whoop!I love Comedies so much I thought I would offer the chance for one of you guys to walk away
with your own slice of American Pie!





If you want to win American Pie - "The First 3 Movies" on Blu-Ray and Digital Copy then all you need to do is enter on the rafflecopter app below! Don't forget to follow the blog and to comment telling me which is your favourite Comedy film!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

The competition will run from 22/11/12 till 31/12/12. Plenty of time to enter! T&C: UK entries only. No multiple entries but feel free to tweet everyday.

Edit- Closing date is now on the 31st! More time to enter! 


Good luck! 

I Love Boots!

Like most girls I love shoes, boots and most of all handbags! I think it is something in our gene's, we are just destined to love all three. I have size 7 feet so I am really picky when it comes to my footwear as some styles make my feel look like canoes. I though I would post some of my favourite boots from A/W 12.



I recently purchased a pair of boots called Orinoco Jazz. I paid £79.99 for them which are a little bit more than I would usually pay but I look at boots as an investment. A quality pair of boots should last you a good few years. This pair is stylish yet practical. Riding boots look great dressed up or down. I have been wearing them with literally everything. From jeggings, leggings, jeans, skirts and dresses. I haven't found an outfit they haven't matched as of yet. They are so comfortable and have a great grip too.




                                                        




I have also fallen in love with a pair of flat ankle boots but I cannot decide on which to go for. The black leather, tan leather or grey suede, which would you choose?  

Are you a fellow boot lover? 

Need to start blogging!

Blogging seems to be all the rage these days! I have always wanted to blog and always tend to start one then never post again. Not this time!

I hope to post more. I want to do reviews of products that I love and recommend. The occasional rant and ramble as standard!

Welcome to my blog!