butter LONDON Lady Muck Review

Product Description

A powdery, periwinkle-blue nail lacquer that’s slightly on the grey side. Lady Muck is infused with pearl pigment for a soft, sexy sheen.


Review

Blue-grey is a favourite colour of mine so when I saw this polish, I needed to have it. Lady Muck has tiny glitters (the pearl pigments) inside, but is not very noticeable when applied on the nails. This is a good point for me because I didn’t want a glitter polish, just a pure blue-grey.

The formula is not very opaque and you do need to apply more than one coat for it to be solid. Depending on how thick you usually apply your layers, two could be enough. However, if you prefer to do it lightly when you build up your layers, you probably need more than two.

What I really liked about this nail polish was the wear time. I can wear it for a week with minor chipping. It didn’t even start chipping until maybe three or four days after I applied it. I like that since I get really lazy when it comes to removing nail polish to apply a fresh coat.

All in all, great colour and very long lasting. The only downside was that you need to apply a few coats to get it to be as opaque as one might like.

4/5

The Grand Budapest Hotel & Her

Been on a movie binge lately with a friend. Isn’t there always something nice and cozy about ordering in a pizza and watching a movie with people at home? I remember back in high school it was this special thing to have a couple of good friends over to enjoy a movie together. It then evolved to cooking every Friday with my best friends before we studied together. Now I barely get to see anybody once school comes around *loner*.

Anyway, lately a friend and I have been checking out movies that are rated highly on Rotten Tomatoes. You ever notice sometimes something is rated highly but it is just mediocre at best when you check it out? Not the case this time, thank god LOL. I can see why these two movies are rated high because I really enjoyed watching them too.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (2014)

Rotton Tomatoes Rating: 92%


I was instantly hooked just from watching the trailer. Looking at just the poster itself, at first, made me think it was going to be some boring historical film, but it actually has a lot more to offer. It reminded my friend and me of a cartoon. The colours and the characters themselves kind of reminds me of a ’90s child cartoon. Everything is so bright and vivid. They were not shy about using bold colours in the scenes. And I loved the humour of the characters.

It’s so weird to know that the main character, Gustave, is played by Ralph Fiennes – Lord Voldemort! Don’t you just love seeing actors in roles that are so different?! And his character is just so weird and witty. The plot itself isn’t super original, but the way they went about telling the story and the things that come out of the characters’ mouth are what really makes everything so enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this is you miss old comedy shows (or wish a movie had an element of that) with peculiar characters and not so PG humour. I mean, look at Dmitri Desgoffe und Taxis! Does he not look like a villain from a show we watch back when we were a kid?!

5/5

Her

Spike Jonze takes the helm for this comedy about a withdrawn writer (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his computer’s highly advanced operating system. (2013)

Rotton Tomatoes Rating: 94%


I think this is a really interesting movie because I don’t think this future is that far off for us all. Aren’t we all already practically married to our phones and computers? It starts off with the main character, Theodore, at his job where he is a professional writer of handwritten letters. How many of us still sends handwritten letters? My friend and I like to send each other letters when she’s out of town for school, but even then, it’s not very often. I like that in the movie, it still carried the same sort of thought that letters are used to express something sincere, something important, something personal.

All throughout the movie we’re kept in this sort of melancholic mood. The colours are soft and the music matches it perfectly. And we, as the viewers, feel the loneliness the character experiences in a world where everyone is always with their technology. It was so easy for Theodore to find companionship in an OS that is specifically tailored to the user as it gets to learn more as each minute passes by. This is especially true when we get to see the times he spent with his ex-wife.

I just want to mention that I didn’t even recognize Rooney Mara in this film! I never knew about her until all the pictures from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo popped up and I’d see her pictures from promoting that film. She kept that look up for quite a while and I totally thought she’d just keep the look because she was finally getting known by the general public and fashion magazines and blogs were eating up her new fashion style. But in this film she was so.. innocent and pure.

Anyway, I think the movie showed us something very important about our relationships. But I think everyone should watch it and find out for themselves what they think the film is trying to show us. So.. go watch it :D!

5/5

PS. I really like this song from the movie!

Amazing Cosmetics Anti-Aging Face Primer Review

Product Description

Face Primer locks in your look so makeup application stays looking fresh for all-day wear. It hydrates and protects and creates a smooth, clean canvas, allowing you to use less foundation and other similar products. The primer fills in fine lines and wrinkles revealing soft, smooth flawless skin. Unlike other heavy, oily primers, AmazingCosmetics Anti Aging Face Primer creates a smooth, flawless canvas without feeling heavy on the skin. Botanical Cassia Angustifolia provides significant hydration for a full 24 hours. A lightweight moisturizer and primer in one that’s infused with vitamins and minerals.

Review

I first came to know about Amazing Cosmetics through a Michelle Phan video. She was using Amazing Cosmetic’s concealer and I really wanted to try it out after watching her use it. However, our Sephora didn’t carry it and I ended up using Tarte instead (which I love, anyway). I decided to give their primer a try instead. Lately I feel like there just hasn’t been any primer that does the job I want.

The hard thing about reviewing this product is that it claims to have anti-aging properties. For one, I don’t have any wrinkles on my face other than my eyes. I do not, however, use this for my eyes. Another problem with this is that I assume you would have to use the product for quite a while in order to claim that any anti-aging related improvements were actually from using this product. Since I don’t have any good proof for these things, I will just be reviewing the product as is.

Amazing’s face primer is silicon-based and is much like Lancome’s La Base Pro. It comes at $36 CAD/1oz, which is a cheaper alternative to Lancome’s primer. The primer comes in a squeeze tube with a pointed tip which lets the user have better control over how much product comes out.

As with any primer, it does help to smooth the face to allow for an easier application of your makeup. I do not feel that it helps with the wear-time of my makeup. And even when it comes to giving a smoother surface to work on, the product leaves me feeling a bit disappointed. As soon as I apply the product to my face, it feels like all of it gets completely absorbed. If I apply more then I feel like it would be too much. In this way, I guess it lives up to the claim that it doesn’t feel heavy. The problem is that when it absorbs, it seems to take some of the moisture on my skin along with it. That cancels out their claim to 24 hours of hydration!

If you’re looking for a primer in similar formula, I would recommend Lancome’s primer instead. Although it’s pricer, I feel the La Base Pro does a better job of providing a good canvas for makeup. I would rather shell out a bit more for a better product.

2/5