Monday, December 31, 2012

Max My Movies: December 2012

'Max My Movies' will be a series of blog posts summarising the movies I've seen each month, since I'm not getting around to individual movie reviews much anymore. I saw a few other film buffs do this type of post and thought it was a great idea for my lazy arse, as there's more chance I'll actually do it. I'm going to post a condensed version at the end of each month, with my thoughts on each film. Release dates are irrelevant, these are just movies I've seen during the month in question, whether it was on TV, DVD/Blu-Ray, my Quickflix discs or at the cinema. Here's what I saw during December.......

Fans of Glee will love this toe-tapping musical comedy, jam-packed with melodic A Cappella performances. Sometimes too cheesy, but saved by snappy dialogue, a sense of fun and a standout comedy performance by Australian actress Rebel Wilson. 

Aussie horror/thriller where Xavier Samuel finds himself being treated rather poorly by 'Princess'. Perfect if you like your School Prom flicks with a side of torture. Knives, drills, rock-climbing, a disco ball, an Angelina Jolie-esque goth chick and one very fucked up family. 

Filmed on the Gold Coast, this mediocre vampire flick stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Claudia Karvan with an unconvincing American accent. Be prepared for blood and gore as heads explode rather hysterically.

This Aardman Animations produced adventure film is great for kids and grown-ups alike. Consistently smart and funny, my five year old had a great time and was able to follow the straight-forward storyline. Great voice acting by Hugh Grant in the lead role of Pirate Captain.

Starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two very different Southerners fighting for a seat in Congress, this outrageous comedy is just what you'd expect from these two. Silly and hilariously funny.

Beautifully touching romantic comedy/drama based on the real life story of conman Steven Jay Russell. Reminiscent of 'Catch Me If You Can', but with gay characters. Jim Carrey gives a powerhouse lead performance in this fast-moving, entertaining film that really exceeded my expectations.

If you like your Kristen Stewart grungy, grubby and slutty, you'll love this. She plays a stripper who becomes friends with James Gandolfini's character Doug Riley. They are both damaged, and form an unlikely bond, that helps to save them both. Gritty, dramatic and sweary.

This romantic comedy stars Tom Hardy and Chris Pine as two best friends and workmates, fighting after the same woman, played by Reese Witherspoon. It's not brilliant. At least Reese's hair looks fabulous.

What a quirky little film. It helps to be a Jason Segel fan, obviously, but this is quite a pleasing film about finding your destiny, some wood glue and a dude named Kevin. The ending moved me to tears.

What's the best movie you've seen lately?

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sky Blue Mani featuring Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel Polish!

This is so weird! I was just thinking how much I wanted a pretty sky blue nail polish, then the next day a package arrives. I'd won a set of Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel Texture nail polishes, including a gorgeous blue in pretty much the same shade I was after! Of course I immediately starting wishing for Robert Pattinson in the hope the same thing would happen. LOL. No such luck.

This polish is very easy and quick to apply because it contains a 'fan effect brush', which is wide and flat, so one swipe nearly does the whole nail. On the back of the bottle it says "one nail = one stroke = one sec". I wouldn't go that far, but it is a lot quicker than most other polishes I've used. The photos below depict two coats of this nail polish and no top coat.

Also, it's hard to find the English amongst all the French, there is an annoying 'e' on the end of 'second' (seconde) and near impossible to locate the shade names. Eventually I saw that this shade is called 'Bleu Water' (bleu, not blue). Sacre Bleu!

Check out the set of 12 colours I won below, followed by manicure pics ....

What colour are you wishing for right now?

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All the products shown were won by me. Aren't I a lucky duck?

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Addicted 2 Lip Balm Half Price Haul!

Sadly, Addicted 2 Lip Balm closed shop on November 30, but not before offering daily progressive discounts off all stock. I scored 50% off the following products.....

Lanolips Lip Ointment in Dark Honey
Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm in Black Tea & Blackberry
DuWop Lip Venom Lip Plumper

Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm is an old favourite (reviewed here), but I was yet to try the Jack Black, Lanolips and DuWop brands. Well, it's a week after receiving these lip goodies and this lazy-arsed blogger still hasn't tried Lanolips or Jack Black, but I HAVE applied the DuWop Lip Venom, and I can say this plumper does give me impressive results, along with a moderate stinging feeling, that still doesn't surpass the living hell that is the intense hurty-sting of Too Faced Lip Injection.

Disclaimer: All products were purchased by me at half price. Not a sponsored post. I just love to shop.