Friday, March 23, 2012

Unicorn Alert: The Last Unicorn

This gorgeous still is taken from a movie called The Last Unicorn. I can't believe I had never seen (or even heard of) this movie! How dare I have a Unicorn blog and be so ignorant! I love this image SO MUCH! Isn't it beautiful, with the blue colours, stunning Unicorn and sparkly stars? 

The Last Unicorn is an animated fantasy film from 1982, featuring the voices of Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges and Angela Lansbury. Apparently, a brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns. I'll leave you with the following quote......

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Wigged Out!

Zach in his favourite yellow wig in the Creche of the Gym I joined. He loves that thing!

Immediately after seeing him in the fetching wig I took him to get his first proper haircut, at an actual Hairdresser! Up until now, I've been cutting it myself. See the result below.......

Sunday, March 18, 2012

What's Your Number?

Starring: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Blythe Danner, Ed Begley Jr.
Genre: Romantic Comedy

This underwhelming, predictable romantic comedy was just not my cup of tea. I found it largely unfunny, with only a handful of laugh out loud moments. It's not woeful or unwatchable, just not a terribly good film. You can tell who Ally, played by comedy actress Anna Faris (Scary Movie, The House Bunny) will end up with from very early on, and if you've seen the film's trailer, you'll have it sussed before the movie's even begun. That being said, Faris is charming and cute in her role, and Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger) as helpful neighbour Colin, who spends a considerable amount of screen time half naked, does well too. 

Plot-wise (and it is ridiculous), Ally Darling reads a magazine article and immediately believes, because of the number of men she's slept with, she'll be alone forever unless she finds the best 'ex' of her life. Yep, that's what the actors are working with here. Honestly, the best parts are Star Trek's Zachary Quinto, brief though his appearance is, and Faris's breast implants, which alternated between mesmerising and utterly ridiculous, depending on her character's outfit. At one point, I reckon a Meatball Sub would have easily slotted between her bewbs. Sideways. My number is 5/10 for this halfway there 'comedy'.

Have you seen What's Your Number?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

February Empties with Mini Reviews

Oh Hai! It's been a while, but here I am with my February Empties (the products I finished in February) with Mini Reviews of each product. Without further ado.....

Schwarzkopf Extra Care Super Styling Lacquer in Extreme Hold
My favourite ever hairspray. Distributes well and provides superior hold without looking stiff or terribly unnatural. The cans in this range are colour-coded, so even if I don't remember what level of hold I prefer, all I have to remember is to get the purple one!

Rexona Women Confidence Anti-Perspirant
This claims to be 'body responsive' and '48+ hours'. It has a great big pink tick on the front, which I guess beats a red cross AND let's hubby know it's mine. This performed adequately, however excluding beauty bloggers specifically trialling long-lasting deodorants, I don't know a single person who would skip spraying on the second day in the hopes their anti-perspirant actually met the 48+ hour claim. I find the + to be a bit cheeky. MORE than 2 days? Say WHAT?!

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Diva and Tropical
Love this dry shampoo. Diva (described on the can as 'heady oriental') is probably my second favourite fragrance, after Tropical. Tropical kind of smells like coconut and pineapple (the can describes it as 'exotic'). This product doesn't make my hair go white like some dry shampoos, and really soaks up oils between washes, leaving my hair looking clean and full of body. Easy to use, great size (you could throw it in your bag for after the gym) and the cans are colourful and cute!

Maybelline FitMe Concealer in Fair Clair
I was a bit sceptical, at first, of a concealer that claims to 'let the real you come through'. If I wanted that, I wouldn't be applying concealer in the first place! However, it's actually a really great concealer. The consistency is creamy, the doe-foot applicator is easy to use and the results lasts all day without caking. It's easily blendable and feels lightweight on the skin. It's by no means the best concealer on the market, but for the price ($14.95), it performs well. Available in 6 shades, although I have found Light hard to come across.
Apparently, it's the "exclusive translucent base and lightweight pigments that match the skin tone effortlessly, creating a complexion that is free of waxes and oils, allowing skin's natural highs and lows to show through". This product would be well-suited to teenage girls just starting to use makeup, and women with minor blemishes who just need a little bit of extra coverage.
Note that the black writing and markings on the outer packaging of the tube rubs off quite easily with use, until you are left with a clear tube, like me!

Have you used any of these products? What did you think?