Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Movie of the Week: The Awful Truth (1937)

Starring: Cary Grant and Irene Dunne
Directed By: Leo McCarey
Synopsis: This captivating screwball comedy stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunne as Jerry and Lucy Warriner, a married couple who mistakenly suspect each other of infidelity and file for divorce -- but then go to ridiculous lengths to make each other jealous.

This is one of my favorite films! I absolutely adore Irene Dunne and Cary Grant was such a great comedic actor. They had such wonderful chemistry together which makes it a joy to watch. That chemistry is probably what led them to make two other films together after this - My Favorite Wife (1940) and Penny Serenade (1941). This film also stars a little terrier named Mr. Smith who is quite the scene stealer! Even though I have seen this movie many times I still laugh at the same parts over and over again. I think that's one of the reasons why this is a favorite for me...I never get tired of it! If you are a fan of comedy films or just love old movies like I do then I would suggest seeing this!

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mildred Pierce

I am soooo excited for this! I'm a fan of the Mildred Pierce film from 1945 starring Joan Crawford and Ann Blyth. This new adaptation is going to be a five-part miniseries on HBO starring Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge Kate Winslet fan so I know it's going to be nothing less than an amazing performance. It premieres Sunday, March 27.

Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce

Evan Rachel Wood as Veda Pierce

Friday, February 18, 2011

Apple Cidar Vinegar as a toner?

I'm not going to lie...I was a little hesitant about using Apple Cidar Vinegar as a facial toner but I have been pleasantly surprised. I mixed green tea and the vinegar together to make the toner and have been using it for about a week and I actually really like it. Apple Cidar Vinegar is a natural treatment for acne. It unclogs pores and encourages skin renewal. I've noticed that a few of my blemishes have greatly reduced in size since using it and my skin just looks better overall. So if you suffer from acne or just get the occasional breakout I would suggest trying this easy and inexpensive treatment. Oh and DO NOT put the vinegar straight onto your face without diluting it with something first! It can be very irritating to the skin if used alone. There are numerous recipes for Apple Cidar Vinegar toners on the web but I am using the one PETA has provided in the following video...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Movie of the Week: Gone with the Wind (1939)

Starring: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland and Hattie McDaniel
Directed By: Victor Fleming (George Cukor and Sam Wood) Uncredited
Synopsis: American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Okay I have to admit that I've never seen this movie all the way through until a few nights ago. 31 Days of Oscar has been on TCM and I just happened to catch it. Running almost 4 hours it is quite a long film but I didn't mind. There is an intermission halfway through so you do get a small break haha. It had a good mix of drama, romance, and action. I'm a big fan of period dramas so I can't forget to mention the costumes. They were amazing! In my opinion I thought it was an excellent film. If you haven't seen it yet then I highly recommend watching it if you get a chance because it's definitely a classic.


Friday, February 11, 2011

February Belle Blossoms BOM

The first week of every month is always super exciting for me because I know to expect the new Blossom of the Month from Belle Blossoms! If you are not familiar with the Blossom of the Month Club I suggest you head on over to the website because it's definitely worth checking out!

This month's blossom was a rose in a really awesome leopard print!

P.S. Each card the blossom comes on has a hint for the next month's flower! I always like to try and guess. :)

A preview image from Dita Von Teese's DIY beauty book! The book is supposed to be out by mid-2011. I personally cannot wait. I've been dying for it to come out for ages now!