Friday, August 24, 2012

The Bletchley Circle

The Fall season is approaching quickly and that means some of our favorite television shows will soon be returning! I'm personally excited for the third season of Downton Abbey! Of course there are always new shows that pop up as well. I was browsing around online earlier today for a Downton Abbey trailer but instead stumbled upon an ITV trailer for all of their current and new shows returning this Fall. I saw a couple of titles that caught my eye so naturally I Googled them haha. One in particular that I'm very interested in seeing is a series called The Bletchley Circle. I'm a huge fan of murder mysteries and this sounds right up my alley!

" Set in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in producing crucial intelligence, which helped the Allies to victory and shortened the war.

Until now that is…and the unresolved murders of Jane Hart and Patricia Oakes. With her handwritten charts of numbers, dates and times and stretched lines of wool connecting pins to clips, Susan has spotted a pattern of behaviour no-one else has…

Four ordinary women with an extraordinary flair for code-breaking and razor-sharp intelligence skills are the focus of ITV’s new murder mystery drama, The Bletchley Circle." -

Here is a trailer for the series:

The period drama is set to premiere on September 6th!

Are there any shows you are looking forward to this Fall?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Movie of the Week: Vivacious Lady (1938)

Vivacious Lady

Starring: Ginger Rogers and Jimmy Stewart
Directed By: George Stevens
Synopsis: After a whirlwind courtship, a nightclub singer has to adjust to her professor husband's conservative family.

Another one of my favorites! It's one of the best romantic comedies in my opinion. It has everything you could want in a film. A great director, superb dialogue and a fabulous cast! Ginger and Jimmy's on screen chemistry is just perfect. I read somewhere that they were dating at the time so maybe that had something to do with it? ;) One of my all time favorite movie scenes is when Ginger's character, Francey, gets into a bit of a cat fight with Frances Mercer's character, Helen. It's absolutely hilarious, I still laugh out loud every time I watch it!

The only negative thing I can say is that this film is not available to purchase on dvd! I'm quite baffled by that. Hopefully it will be available to purchase at some point in the future because I'd love to add it to my collection! However, it is available on YouTube to watch.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Smith's Minted Rose Giveaway Winner!

Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm

The winner is April!! Congratulations! I will be emailing you shortly for your address.

Giveaway Winner

I just want to thank everyone who entered. I really appreciate it! I hope that you all will participate again in any future giveaways here. Have a wonderful weekend my dears! :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

1. The Dark Knight Rises. I saw this movie a couple of nights ago and loved it! It was everything I'd hoped for. Plus I have a gigantic crush on Joseph Gordon-Levitt and I thought he did an excellent job. The ending left it open for a possible sequel and I hope there's going to be one!

The Dark Knight Rises

2. American Rose. I bought this book last week and like it so far! It's all about burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee.

American Rose

3. 2012 Olympics! My favorite event is gymnastics. I was so happy when the U.S. won the team competition!
2012 Olympics

4. The Amazing Spider-Man Pullover. Okay I saw this in Forever 21 yesterday as I was walking out and had to have it! I love Marvel and Spider-Man is one of my favorites!
Spider-Man pullover

5. Blue Diamond Almond Coconut Milk. I don't really consume a whole lot of dairy so I usually drink almond milk but I saw this at the store and it intrigued me. It's so delicious! To me it tastes like an Almond Joy minus the chocolate haha.
Almond Coconut Milk

6. The Balm Nude Tude Palette. I've been wanting this eye shadow palette for quite some time. Hautelook had a 50% off sale on The Balm products a few weeks back so I snatched one up! The packaging is darling and the colors are nice and pigmented. I don't wear too many bright colors so this palette is perfect for me!
The Balm Nude 'Tude Palette

7. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. I do get the occasional breakout and this stuff works wonders! You apply it at night. Just take a q-tip and dip it in the solution and dab it on any blemishes you may have. By the morning the blemish reduces in size greatly! I've been a fan of Mario Badescu products for a few years now and think they are wonderful.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Tutorial: Everyday Vintage Hair

Hello my dears!

I apologize for the lack of posts this past week. I've been quite busy and have not had much time. I hope that today's post will make up for it!

This is my typical everyday vintage hairstyle. It's great for ladies who have longer hair like me but I'm sure it would look just as nice on a gal with shorter hair! What I love about setting my hair the night before is that it saves so much time in the morning when you are getting ready. All I have to do is put my makeup on and then take the rollers out and brush until I get the look I want. So I hope you enjoy this tutorial and it is helpful to some of you!


1. I started out with slightly damp hair the night before. I used foam rollers to set the back of my hair. The size of the roller you use is up to you. If you want tight curls use smaller rollers and if you want more loose curls go for a bigger size. The ones I used were about 1".

Sunday, July 29, 2012


The giveaway has changed and is now open to international readers! So please enter if you haven't already! Just comment in the original giveaway post to enter.

Hope you all are having a great weekend! :)

xx Christina

Friday, July 27, 2012

{CLOSED} Review and Giveaway!: Smith's Minted Rose lip balm

Smith's Minted Rose lip balm

Happy Friday my lovely readers! :)

Today I'll be doing a mini review on the Smith's Minted Rose lip balm. Linda from Rosebud Perfume Co. liked my last review so much she offered to send me a tube of their new Minted Rose lip balm! Of course I happily accepted!

Minted Rose is such a lovely flavor made from a blend of trade secret essential oils and pure peppermint oil. It comes in the convenient tube packaging with charming mint green accents. The balm has a nice tingly sensation on the lips and is quite refreshing! It's just as moisturizing as the original but with with a wonderful minty zing! Many people have actually used this product for massage or applied it to their temples to help relieve headaches and tension. Smith's lip balms have so many uses other than moisturizing your lips and that's one of the reasons I love them!


Linda was also kind enough to provide an extra tube of the Minted Rose lip balm for one of my lucky readers! I'm so excited to be having my first giveaway!

This giveaway is international and open to all readers.

To enter the giveaway:

-You must be following my blog either through Blogger (via Google Friend Connect) or Blog Lovin'. Let me know in your comment which one you're following me with.
-Leave a comment below saying you'd like to be entered and also provide an email address so that I may contact you if you are the winner.

The winner will be announced on August 10th! Good luck! <3