Wednesday, March 31, 2010

MovieRave; In Bruges

What can I say about 'In Bruges'?

It's offensive, bloody, has Colin Farrel in it, and is amazing.

If you're easily offended, steer clear.
If you like good movies,
you know what to do.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

MovieRave; 'Lars And The Real Girl'

You know that movie you wait forever to see? For some reason or another, you just never follow through with going to the theatre, taping it on TV, or renting it from the video store?
'Lars And The Real Girl' was my movie like that.
Finally, I strolled on down to the library and decided to rent it.

This is a romantic movie for those of us (ME!) that hate the 'rom-com' genre.

The film takes place in a small town (I like to think it's a Canadian town, since Ryan Gosling is Canadian); the central character, Lars, lives in his brother's garage. He gets up, goes to his job, and spends the rest of his time alone, despite his sister-in-law's frequent attempts at inviting him over for dinner.
It's not like he has to be alone; people like, girls are interested in him, and he has a great family. He just wants to be alone.

Until he meets 'Bianca'.

She's a sex doll Lars has ordered online; he's created a made-up life for her, and legitimately sees her as a real person. Lars' family is instructed by his psychiatrist to go along with it, and eventually the whole town get's into it.

I wouldn't call 'Lars And The Real Girl' one of the best movies I'd ever seen, but it's undeniably sweet and heartfelt, with its 'teddy bear CPR' scene being, in my opinion, on the of the cutest moments in cinema history.

This film will make you cry, and it will make you cry over a sex doll; the film succeeds by showing the perils of the average relationship, despite how unusual the relationships it portrays are.
It dives deep into Lars' head to explain why he feels the need to create a love interest in his life, but don't we all dream of the thing we feel we're missing?

Overall, if you feel like romance, tears, and the hotness of Ryan Gosling is your thing, I recommend 'Lars And The Real Girl'.
The go watch 'Guys And Dolls', the documentary of real life men with the same infatuation as Lars.

(But not the creepy kind)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

OOTD; Neutral And Nautical

_ Striped top from H&M
_ Neutral skirt from H&M
_ Black tights from American Apparel (finally bought new ones)
_ Necklace by Pyrrah
_ Studs by Juicy Couture
_ Cameo ring by Tarina Tarantino
_ Glasses by Gucci
_ Black flats from Aldo

Average work attire ftw.
My manager wore a striped top and had the same colour nails as me, so we matched. The general manager came in and commented on it. She thought it was cute.
Anyway, I love the new blush colours this season; you don't need to tell me twice to wear neutrals.

This is my favourite way of wearing my hair lately; Japanese girls always put their hair in a bun on top of their head, so everyone keeps asking me if I'm a mix. My nose gives my Caucasian-ness away, though.
Anyway, I point that out because Sunday I'm chopping all my hair off. I'm scared, but excited.

So as you may know, it was my birthday this month; the girls I work with bought me these Juicy Couture studs.

They know my penchant for studs too well.

I bought myself another Pyrrah seal on my birthday, since I was working downtown.
It reads 'Such Is Life' and it's a picture of a ship.

I think 'such is life' sums up my views on life. Plus I love Pyrrah. I think I'm going to get another one soon....

I know. I have pastel nails. This is Pandamonium Pink from OPI's Hong Kong collection (I now have four polishes from that collection -_- ). I've been getting complements on it, but I still love dark nails.
I was telling my manager that I have to paint my nails dark green or blue after I take this pink off.
It's a nice change, but not as 'me' as Suzi Skies In The Pyrenees or Russian Navy.

So what have I been up to as of late? Besides wearing this sweater, jeans, Converse and the infamous leather jacket every single day I've had off for the past couple months (I'm not exaggerating)?
Today I had my first successful shopping trip in forever; I've been out three times already trying to spend my birthday money.
I even brought friends along to try and force myself to buy something, yet nothing was purchased.
I only bought two tops, a toque, and an amazing red rose dress from H&M, and then a skin-toned scarf from Le Chateau, but it was better than I've been doing lately.
I'm too excited for that dress; since I was downtown, I popped into the shop I work at to show the other girls. I think two of them are going to buy.
I'll lol if we all show up to work wearing the same dress.

What did you buy yourself for your birthday?
Put it in the comments.


Monday, March 22, 2010


~ Sleep with a stuffed animal in your bed.
Sidenote; I'm thinking about one of the big Quatchi dolls, since they're on sale. it's only $20, but I definitely don't need it. Should I get one?

~ Wear no make-up, or, if you never wear make-up, wear make-up. Just switch up whatever you do for a day.

~ Make popsicles. I always liked cherry or grape Kool-Aid for this, but if you want to be lame, you can use apple juice. Jaykay, apple juice popsicles are good too. But not as good as Kool-Aid ones.

~ Create your own Starbucks drink by adding more shots, less, flavours etc. You'll probably annoy the barista (I worked in a coffee shop, I know this) but maybe you'll discover your drink. Try a French vanilla caramel machiatto, or a chocolate frappacino with half a shot of strawberry (I had a full shot and it was too much, but whatever floats your boat).

~ Create a playlist specifically for when you're doing housework and sing along to every word. You can do this alone or with your roommate. Not gonna lie, I have to do this soon; I literally can't see the floor in my room. It's gotten to that point.