Thursday, November 26, 2015

Christmas specials of years past.

  1. The X Files- How the Ghosts Stole Christmas
  2. The Simpsons- Roasting on an Open Fire
  3. Alf's Christmas Special - Long forgotten, but one of the best of the 80's. I've seen it on Dailymotion. 
  4. Growing Pains- The Kid
  5. Parks and Recreation- Ron & Diane- Jerry's Christmas party is as festive as Pawnee gets. 
  6. My So Called Life- So Called Angels
  7. 30 Rock- Ludachristmas
  8. Laverne and Shirley- Christmas at the Booby Hatch
  9. The Office- Dwight Christmas- Who wants to break the pig rib with me? 
  10. Prancer- My favorite. 
  11. Amazing Stories- Santa 85'
  12. Meet Me in St. Louis
  13. The Shop Around the Corner
  14. The Christmas List- 1997- A little gem about a girl at a perfume counter. 
  15. A Smokey Mountain Christmas and Unlikely Angel- Classic Dolly Parton. 
  16. Yes, Virginia
  17. Twas the Night Before Christmas- 1974
  18. Ebbie- Susan Lucci tv movie
  19. Little Women- 1933, 1949, and 1994.
  20. Ally McBeal- Boy to the World
  21. Cheers- Christmas Cheers
  22. Friends- The One with the Holiday Armadillo
  23. All of the claymation cartoons from Rudolph to The Little Drummer Boy.
  24. Scrooged
  25. A Muppet Christmas Carol

Autumn reading list

I meant to post this weeks ago, but better late than never.

1. Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury

2. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving

3. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier

4. The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson

5. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

6. Practical Magic, Alice Hoffman

7. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

8. The Secret History, Donna Tartt

9. The Witches of Eastwick, John Updike

10. Silence for the Dead, Simone St. James

Time in a bottle: November 2015 favorites


Jessica Choay A/W '15 look book


                                                                      Chanel Coco


                                                            Balmain Extatic Intense Gold




                                                                Makeup inspiration:

Joanna McGarry for Never Underdressed (now working at Stylist) I discovered her recreated looks after the site closed down, but I had a time digging through Google images. I love to see someone be creative with various looks. 


Cate Blanchett's soft 1950's look in the movie Carol, based on the book The Price of Salt. 
She is wearing Chanel Rouge Allure #96 in Excentrique, mixed with #97 Incandescente and #98 Coromandel (depending on the scene). The lip liner used in some scenes was MAC Red. 


                                                                            Hair care:
                                                  Kerastase Chronologiste shampoo and balm


Skin care:
Burt's Bees Orange Essence cleanser
Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar
Sunday Riley Good Genes 
Burt's Bees Intense Hydration night cream
Sunday Riley Luna Oil (on alternate nights)

Body care:
Thymes Moonflower body wash & body lotion 
Philosophy Shimmering Snowlace body wash 

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau 


NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Stila Convertible Color in Rose
Tarte Natural Beauty powder blush
NYX Rose Petal cream blush


Becca Moonstone powder 
Chanel Camelia de Plumes
Tata Harper Highlighter

Kiko Moon Shadow sticks in Glamour Gold, Mysterious Chocolate, and Attractive Plum. 
 Kiko Long Lasting shadow sticks in 05 Rosy Brown, 38 Golden Taupe, and 10 Emerald Green. 


Urban Decay Perversion

Guerlain Cils d'Enfer So Volume Maxi Lash


I pulled out every red I own to use half of them in November. 

Besame Cherry Red
Burberry Kisses- Military Red
Illamasqua Box
Tony Moly Delight Tony Tint in Red 
Dior  Rouge lipstick in 999
Clinique Berry Pop

Lip balm:
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Plum 

  Nail Colour:

Zoya Sansa 
Essie Beauty Reporter (LE Allure magazine shade)

Smith & Cult No Poem, Filth Noir, and Regret the Moon

Saturday, November 21, 2015

French makeup

 French makeup is effortlessly chic and simple. You can wear the least amount of makeup and get away with it, but if you apply too much eye makeup, lipstick, and blush it just seems like you're a painted doll or trying too hard. The easiest way to wear the classic French look is a red or berry lipstick, and blur the edges. It shouldn't be messy or quite neat, and only use a liner if it's necessary. You don't need much else except your real skin glowing (the foundation look is a big no, but concealer is ok) and a brow touch up. Maybe some mascara if you're up for it. Jeanne Damas is a good example of how this translates to real life.

Five lipsticks that I love:

  1. Besame Cherry Red
  2. Marc Jacobs Je t'aime
  3. MAC Viva Glam III
  4. YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Rouge Flamme
  5. Maybelline 14 hr. in Continuous Cranberry
Jeanne's lip combination is a mix of MAC Diva, Venomous Violet, and Viva Glam III.