A brief pause; a hitch in your breath; a suspended moment.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Real life is kicking my arse, sorry. Posting should resume tomorrow; for now, I’m going to attempt to placate the masses with —

[dramatic pause]

Bennedict Cumberbatch’s face! :D

If you’re not already an avid Sherlock fan, you’re doing something wrong. This perfect show – I don’t even know where to start. The incredible script, the breathtaking cinematography, the delightfully gratuitous attention to detail, the super-sexy wardrobe choices (or lack thereof), and, of course, the absolutely flawless cast.

It’s perfect. I usually take issue with at least one or two pervasive issues for a show, but (save for The Blind Banker), I can find almost no faults in this stunning creation.

P.S. Just in case Sherlock is not your division

(Oh my god, I am so sorry, I need to stop saying things but I haven’t really slept in days and everything is just one big, hilarious blur of Bennedict’s cheekbones and Freud and Jung and neurotransmitters and ego defence mechanisms and object relations and a constant, annoying, all-consuming want for carbs, goddammit, carbs.)

You need to be watching this, too. Suits has been high up in my books since I finally got around to watching the first season late last year, and I am going insane having to wait until the summer for more. (I would forego makeup for an entire week if it meant getting the next season at the end of said week. It’s a serious issue, you guys. It’s serious.)

Pretty boys (hello, Gabriel Macht), pretty suits (did we mention, Harvey’s suits are all custom-tailored Tom Ford?), and pretty shots. Just the right amount of tension, plot, relationships, suspense — and okay, I’m a sucker for a character with an eidetic memory.

It’s not Sherlock-caliber, but, well. Nothing is ever going to be as flawless as Sherlock (except perhaps just… more seasons of Sherlock.)


all images link to their sources. none of the media in this post belongs to me.

Silver Fox appreciation post

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The pigment

Words? Who needs words?

(Okay, I need words. Even if this post was planned out to be nothing but a mindless picspam, I need words! This gorgeous shimmery  shade is FaceFront’s Silver Fox, a silver pigment with lilac undertones and a delicious “wet” sort of finish, even when used dry. You can catch it in action in this violet and silver makeup look.)

The swatches

I’m sorry, these swatch photos should be could be are all rather sub-par because the sun won’t properly come out… but you’ll just have to deal. I promise to make it up to you sometime, somehow!

After much contemplation (okay, okay, after a few moments of contemplation), I decided to just post all three – hopefully, the range of swatches will help show off how the light affects the pigment. They’ve all been taken in indirect partially-cloudy sunlight, and the last photo was taken with flash.

The animal

Image via Focks Yeah, Foxes! and more information on the silver fox Wiki page.

The journalist

Image via The Inquisitr.

Dear Dianna Agron,

Sunday, February 13, 2011

How and when did you get so fantastic + please can I be you?!


(P.S. I’m in love with your shoes.)


Chocolate eyes and pink lips: a Dianna Agron-inspired look

Friday, February 4, 2011

Agron, my most recent girlcrush (she always looks so flawless!) tried out a bolder-than-usual look at the 2011 SAG awards with celeb makeup artist Kate Lee. While I know a lot of people (really) didn’t like it, I absolutely ate it up. Yes, it’s a much more mature look than the one she usually wears, but it was lovely nonetheless!

I couldn’t dupe this look spot-on, simply because we look so different, so this is more of an “inspired by” than it is a “get this look.” I kept the rich chocolate brown eye, paired it with lips of a similar tone (though I opted for a darker shade, which I thought would balance the look better on me), and added similarly glowy, warm, contoured cheeks. All in all? The look used very few products and took a mere fifteen minutes to do, so I’m a happy camper ;) Read on to find out what I used and how you can get this look!

Some Golden Globes commentary

Sunday, January 16, 2011

This post will be edited & updated through the night, so keep checking back!

I love this look so much it’s ridiculous. The messy hair, the lashes, the PERFECT lip colour… I’m not even a huge Lea Michelle fan; I just adore this look!

(Image filched from Temptalia. Hope that’s okay, Christine!)

And then there’s this:

(This one was stolen from Temptalia as well.)

Is she pregnant? Or is she just a normal weight? Only time will tell… (I’m really hoping it’s the latter, though. Not because I don’t want her having kids or something, just because I think it’s great to see a celeb with a reasonable BMI!)

(Actually, I take that back. Can you imagine how cute her kids would be?! Let’s not deprive the world of that.)

Also loving…

Okay; a bit of justification for those two: Chris Colfer is looking super-sharp in that suit & skinny tie (sharp enough to make me want that jacket, and I’m not even a boy), and I kind of unconditionally love January Jones. I mean, can you think of anyone else who would have gone so classic on the hair and makeup, and then pair it all with such a different modern racy weird experimental dress? It’s fantastic!

And hating (really, really hating)…

images from Jezebel unless otherwise noted.

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