Tuesday, May 18, 2010

NOTD + Haul; Cattitude And Rings

C’est ‘What’s With The Cattitude?’ from OPI’s Shrek Forever After collection (I’m assuming its Puss’ polish). It’s a light blue that doesn’t delve into neon, nor pastel. It’s a happy medium, and I love it.
I also bought ‘Who The Shrek Are You?’ but forgot to take pictures of it. I’ll defs where it again though; it’s so weird. It’s the type of polish that gets both “OMG, I love your nails!” and disapproving double takes.

H&M have been having a jewellery sale; buy two pieces of ladies jewellery and get one free, so I bought these three rings.

And I’ve been wearing the black stone with my Rings Eclectic one.

Too much? I don’t think so.

I actually need to do another haul soon; I’ve bought a silver ring and silver pyramid studs (!!!) from Mimi & Marge, and a fake Chan Luu wrap bracelet from Club Monaco.

But don’t worry, I’ll be wearing all of them soon, because tonight I leave for New York City.
It’s my family’s annual summer vacation, and NYC was chosen this year.
So when I don’t tweet or blog for a week, you know I’m not dead.
Expect a huge haul, and maybe even some new Alexis Bittar?

What do you think about flying?
I’m personally not a fan; I get motion sickness really easily. I’ve downloaded six new albums to keep me company though, and I think the airline we’re using has TVs. Having said all this, I love airports; maybe they represent adventure for me, or maybe it’s because YVR is legit. Seriously, nicest airport I’ve ever been too.
If you don’t like flying, how do you relax?

See you in a week <3


Saturday, May 15, 2010

MovieRave; The Secret In Their Eyes

This has been long overdue; a couple weeks ago I went to see the film that won ‘Best Foreign Film’ at this year’s Oscars, Argentina’s ‘The Secret In Their Eyes’.

The story is set in Buenos Aires in 1999, but flashes back to the 1970s; Benjamín Esposito is a retired justice official who is writing a novel about a specific case he worked on dealing with the rape and murder of a young girl.
He visits his old boss and the husband of the young woman and tries to make sense of the thirty year old case, and come to terms with his love for his boss.

In the flashbacks, we see Esposito unsatisfied with the two construction workers being tried for the rape and murder, and he knows that they are only being used as a scapegoat. As he gets to know the young woman’s husband, he begins to look through her life and sees within old photographs that one of the women’s old friends doesn’t look right in the eyes.

That’s an awful summary, I know, but there’s no way to say anything without spoiling the entire movie.
I will say this; you need to see it.

So many scenes tugged at the heartstrings; Morales, the husband, waiting at the train station everyday to find his wife’s killer, the turning over of the photographs, ‘TE MO’ becoming ‘TE AMO’ because, remember, the ‘a’ on the typewriter never worked.

Despite the heart warming moments, the end is plain disturbing, yet a relief, if that makes any sense.

I know this is a lacklustre review, but there are so many twists and surprises in this film that any resemblance of a synopsis would be covered in spoilers.

One more reason to see this film?
You’ll never guess the ending. I promise you.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

FOTD; Violetta Lips

Almay Nearly Naked Foundation in Buff
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
MAC Powder Blush in Harmony
MAC Eyeshadow is Phloof! (Highlight)

Anastacia Brow Duo in Ebony
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear

Covergirl Lashblast Length Mascara in Black
MAC Eyeshadow in Phloof! (Browbone and inner corner, not on the lid)
Sephora Nano Eye Pencil in White

NYX Lip Pencil in Fuschia
MAC Lipstick in Violetta

Despite the way it looks in the tube,Violetta’ is not a scary colour, I promise you.

I love the look of almost naked eyes but with an incredibly bold lip.
I don’t think it’s too much for day, obviously, since I wore this to work.

What do you think of white eyeliner on the waterline? I have the one from Sephora, just because I wanted to try it out. I’m on the fence; I think it worked with this look, but most of the time it looks so fake. Thoughts?


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

OOTD + MovieRave; Kick Ass

Grey sweater from H&M; Nude skirt from Zara; Black tights from American Apparel;
Black beret from H&M; Necklace by Pyrrah; Bracelets by Humanity and Chan Luu;
Rainbow studs by Juicy Couture; Ankle boots from Spring; 'A Oui Bit Of Red' nail polish by OPI;

I was unsure about adding the beret to this look, but it was just too plain without it.
I felt very French shop girl in this outfit, which is appropriate since I’m a Canadian shop girl.

Since I felt so French, this polish was a good choice. It's 'A Oui Bit Of Red' from OPI's France collection, naturally.

When I get the opening shift I’m off at six, so I usually call someone to see if they want to get dinner or see a movie.
Unfortunately, no one wanted to see
‘Chloe’, so ‘Kick Ass’ was chosen instead.

SideNote; Did you know that at Scotiabank theatres you get a free medium drink and popcorn with your admission?
Totally didn’t know that and bought tons of food at T And T. Oh well. Now I just have lots of strawberry Pockey. Which is never a bad thing.

Anyway, ‘Kick Ass’.

Loved it. And I totally didn’t think I would.
I wasn’t sure what to expect; some trailers billed it as a comedy, others as an adventure. ‘Kick Ass’ was both, but with twists of drama thrown in.

The film’s about a geeky high school kid who decides to ‘fight crime’ in New York. One of his victories is put on Youtube and he becomes an overnight sensation, and life’s awesome. Until he realizes that there are real bad guys (with guns) out there, along with something even scarier, real super heroes.

One of the things I really liked about the plot was how they didn’t portray Kick Ass, or Dave, as invincible or an anything more than the average teenager. He can’t kill anyone, he doesn’t have any weapons, but he can get stabbed. A lot of superhero movies fail because the hero immediately becomes invincible, but ‘Kick Ass’ succeeds because we watch him struggle to fight crime.

If that doesn’t convince you, see this movie for the cinematography; it was shot beautifully. The camera angles mirror a comic book (which the movie is based on), and during fight scenes we are able to see exactly what the character sees, including every punch thrown their way.
Need another reason? The soundtrack.
Listen to the theme. I love Mika.

The cast is pretty solid, complete with a creepy Nick Cage and thirteen year old Chloe Moritz, who I really hope we see more of. The main guy was cute (almost too cute to be a social outcast, Hollywood) and McLovin was in it. I find his so endearing. Don't know why.

Basically? See this movie; it was comedic, dark, colourful, and action packed. And that’s coming form someone who hates action movies.


P.S. LOL at me trying to find a good place to take pictures in my house. Having said that, I like the ceiling of my basement, and the floor of my kitchen. Very nice for some dimension, or a head ache.