Saturday, June 30, 2012

Movie of the Week: The Artist (2011)

The Artist

Starring: Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo
Directed By: Michel Hazanavicius
Synopsis: Silent movie star George Valentin bemoans the coming era of talking pictures and fades into oblivion and self-destruction, but finds sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer lighting up talkies like no one else.

My Thoughts: I finally got a chance to watch The Artist a few nights ago. Wow! This film is truly wonderful! I became so immersed that there were a few times where I forgot I was watching a modern movie. The lead actors were so charming and funny. They did an amazing job! It's no surprise this film was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. It was actually the first mainly silent film to win Best Picture since Wings (1927). I strongly recommend watching The Artist even if you don't think you'd enjoy watching a silent film. You may be pleasantly surprised!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

1. I love Once Upon A Time! I was pretty much glued to Hulu catching up on all the episodes that I missed. I'm a sucker for anything that has to do with fairy tales.

Once Upon A Time

2. We Bought A Zoo soundtrack. Jónsi, the lead singer of Sigur Rós, composed the whole musical score and it's pretty much amazing.

We Bought A Zoo soundtrack

3. Hello Kitty Avengers cupcakes! Aren't they adorable?!

Hello Kitty Avengers cupcakes

4. Perks of Being a Wallflower. I finally read this book after having it on my reading list for what seems like forever! It was a great read and I finished it in a day.

Perks of Being A Wallflower

5. Banana Cuppa Chocolate Tea. It's by the Rupublic of Tea company and it's so delicious! I've been eating healthier and cutting processed sugar out of my diet so this is really good when I have a craving for something sweet!

Republic of Tea Banana Chocolate

6. R2-D2 spatula! I couldn't resist buying this the other day.

R2-D2 spatula

7. I love this Dress from eShakti!

eShakti dress

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Movie of the Week: Tonight and Every Night (1945)

Tonight and Every Night

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Lee Bowman and Janet Blair
Directed By: Victor Saville
Synopsis: A photographer for Life magazine comes to London to do a story on a local theater troupe which never missed a performance during World War II. Flashbacks also reveal the backstage love affair between star Rosalind Bruce and a British flyer.

I recently purchased the Rita Hayworth film collection set off of Amazon and this movie was included! I was excited because I had never seen it before. It's based on a real theater in London called The Windmill during WW2. The performers never missed a show during "The Blitz" in hopes of keeping the morale up for the soldiers. It's a great movie filled with drama, fantastic musical numbers and wartime romance. A must see for any Rita fan!


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Tutorial: The Sculpture Pin Curler

I recently reviewed the Sculpture Pin Curler and now I'm going to show you all how to use it!

Normally I would be doing this on damp hair but for the sake of this tutorial let's just pretend it is. ;) You can also use a setting lotion or any other styling product you prefer for pin curling. Make sure to brush out your hair and that there are no knots or tangles.

1. Part your hair where you'd like and section off a piece of hair to pin curl. Slip the curler-comb into the hair at scalp and comb through to the very ends of the hair.

Step 1

2. Wrap the ends around the curler and roll it back to the head.

Step 2
Step 2

3. Turn the curler up on end, give a tightening turn and remove.

Step 3
Step 3

4. Pin the curl in place flat to the head. You can use bobby pins or an alligator clip.

Step 4

There you have it! Simple and quick!

Step 5