Thursday, September 29, 2011

Atonement & Atonement

If you haven't read this or seen the movie, there may be a few spoilers below (but not too many :-) ...

It took me FOREVER to finish reading Atonement!  I had seen the movie first, quite some time ago, and I bought the book because I loved the movie so much.  The book is divided into three parts.  The first part is about Briony Tallis, the main character, and how her naivety ended up with innocent Robbie Turner going to jail for a crime he did not commit.  The second part is Robbie Turner's time in the war, because he had the option of going to war instead of jail, and he chose war.  And this was the part of the book that dragged on for me.  I was so anxious to read about Briony's attempt to redeem herself for what she did, which is the third part of the book.  And I must say, I like the book's ending much better than the movie's.

As for the movie, its so nice to look at, but then again I'm a sucker for English/British period movies.  Keira Knightley (Cecilia Tallis) and James McAvoy (Robbie Turner) do an amazing job with the characters they play.  And Saoirse Ronan also does a great job as 13 year old Briony Tallis.  The cinematography is beautiful, but the story seems to happen too fast, but I guess that's always the case with books turned into movies.  However, I do like that they kept Robbie's time in the war to a minimum, because as I mentioned , it dragged on in the book.  After watching the movie for the second time, I feel like something was missing, just a bit more detail or an extra scene would have been great! I do feel that the movie was more focused on Robbie and Cecilia's relationship, which I didn't mind, but the book did a better job and telling Briony's story which is essential to the story all together. Anyway, I recommend both if you have the time!

More makeup looks coming soon, I swear!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tell Me About Yourself!

I received the Tell Me About Yourself Award from the lovely Jowee :o) Thank you so much! I've had my blog for quite some time now. I started off blogging often, then I got lazy, then I started up again, and recently I've been lazy ... It's a vicious cycle! Kudos to those who always have something to share and are frequent bloggers :-)

* Thank and link back to the person that awarded you
* Write 7 random facts about yourself
* Pass on the award to other bloggers

7 Facts About Me:
1. I have a butt chin AKA a cleft in my chin ...
2. I know way too many Disney songs by heart ...
3. I always have to chew a piece of gum if I stuff my face, it makes me feel better.
4. I'm not a great swimmer :-/ Which means the ocean scares me, but I do like walking on the beach ... haha!
5. I love rice and beans.
6. I hate cooking meat, it grosses me out.
7. I love going to small bookstores in other cities!

Passing this award to these beautiful bloggers!

Friday, September 9, 2011


I've been seeing everyone post their haul from the awesome Urban Decay sale (Actually, they still have quite a few things on sale! Check out the site!). When I made my purchase they had so many cool things at a great price. These are the goodies I scored. I wish I would've have taken advantage of more items, but I had to limit myself ... I'm saving some of these for Christmas gifts so I'll only keep like two things, I think ;-)

The loose pigments are only $1 !! I got Rockstar and X
XXX Lip shine in Quickie
Afterglow blush in Fetish and Quickie
Rollergirl Nail Polish set for $8 !!
This nail polish set was also $8 ... SCORE!