Dirty Dancing was on TV not too long ago. I’ve seen that movie at least 50 times, but I still sat and watched it on TV. I had plenty of other things to do, but it was Dirty Dancing! So it got me thinking, what other movies do I stop what I’m doing and watch no matter what?


1. Dirty Dancing

“I carried a watermelon.” Classic. My favourite coming of age movie. Plus I love Jerry Orbach who plays Baby’s father. Did you know he was the voice of Lumiere in Beauty & The Beast?


2. Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan

Best Star Trek Movie Ever. Well, with the old cast because the new movie and cast is FREAKIN’ AWESOME. Ricardo Montalban’s chest in this movie. Yes, that’s his real chest. This movie really solidified how much I loved Star Trek and always will. Yeah, I know-I’m a geek! Also, I’m pretty sure I was born in the wrong century. I should be on the Enterprise as a Science Officer!


3. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Steve Martin and Michael Caine are a comedic genius pairing. This movie is hilarious from start to finish. Love it. I love almost everything Steve Martin does.


4. Singin’ In The Rain

Probably my favourite old style musical. Everything about it is just magical. I think I know all the songs by heart I think. Donald O’Connor was a genius in it, and Gene Kelly makes my heart flutter every time! HIS BUTT. OMG.

5. Shaun Of The Dead

My favourite Zombie Movie. Brilliantly written dark comedy. Makes me laugh every single time I watch it. Plus Bill Nighy’s in it and I love him, even though he dies. 🙁  I also like this movie because it’s a classic take on how zombies move-no running. Although, I’m starting to think they will be able to run. Gotta get a treadmill in the house to resume my cardio training!

Picking just 5 movies was hard!! But these 5 movies I’ll always stop whatever I’m doing to watch on TV.

I  hope you all don’t mind posts like this. I like getting to know all of you better and I think things like this help me to.

So, what are your 5 Movies you stop to watch?

Ronald Searle was an amazing British cartoonist. He is famous for drawing long, lanky slightly gothic looking characters with exaggerated features, His most famous work is St. Trinian’s schoolgirls. His style was so unique and he influenced a whole load of cartoonists including Matt Groening and also the animators of  Disney’s 101 Dalmations.


Disney’s 101 Dalmations was a unique cartoon because they actually used a Xerox camera to transfer the drawings by the animators directly onto the cells instead of inking each one. The movie has a really loosely drawn feel as a result and you can sometimes see the lines of the animators. I love it. You can really see Searle’s influence in the look of the main characters, especially Cruella de Vil.


I couldn’t quite decide what I wanted to do for my inspired EOTD, so I did 2 looks for you. Both are dalmation puppy inspired, but one being more for Cruella to wear. Can you guess which one that is?


For the more Cruella version I used one of those Dior stick on eyeliners that came out last year. My daughter bought them, and she let me use the one that has little crystals on it, although they look like studs in the photo. They aren’t hard to put on, but feel strange. Plus, you can’t really do much with your eyelashes after. I’d never have bought them myself, but hey-it’s her money!

Hope you are all having an amazing Saturday today! Anything fun planned? Anybody buy some new blush this week? Unlike myself? Sigh. I miss buying blush already. 🙂

Also, I am happy to report that I have eaten fruit every day this week! Yay! And I’ve exercised 4 times as well! And I’ve finished my first book of the year too. I’ve had a busy week! How about you?

And don’t forget to go check out my cartoon buddy Larie@Eye Hear It to see her Tinkerbell inspired EOTD!

In December, one of my favourite Canadian bloggers, Lydia@Perfectly Imperfect Beauty Blog had a review on the Illamsaqua Rich Liquid Foundation. Lydia HATED it. So much so, that she had a little giveaway to get rid of it! I’ve always wanted to try an Illamasqua Foundation, and since this one was full coverage and I don’t have a full coverage foundation that I really like, I entered. And I won it! Thank you Lydia!

Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation is one SERIOUS foundation.
Holy heck, this stuff is REALLY THICK. And really pigmented. I have never used a foundation like this before!


A bit afraid because of Lydia’s review, I prepped my skin really well and exfoliated, applied lots of moisturizer and sunscreen. Straight from the tube, this is HORRIBLE. It’s way too thick in consistency to blend out evenly. There’s no slip to it! So I added a bit of moisturizer, which helped me spread it out onto my face, but it just kind of sat there and still looked horrible. I then took a huge buffing brush and really worked it into my skin. And I mean I REALLY WORKED IT. For a good minute or so. Better! But not perfect. If you have any dry patches, Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation will cling to them like Samwise Gamgee to Frodo! So, after taking care of a few of those-I put a tiny bit more straight from the tube onto my trusty Beauty Blender and applied that to my cheeks. DONE.

Sad hair in need of a cut. Which I just got!

Because this covered the redness in my cheeks really well, I put on a bit more blush than I usually do. I’m used to going easy on my favourite product, but because there was no red to compete with I had some fixing to do on that! Weird for me.

My verdict on the Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation is that this is NOT an everyday foundation, and that wearing a full coverage foundation every day just isn’t for me. It takes a lot of work-too much work to get it to look good. Because it’s so thick in consistency, this is not a good foundation if you have a lot of flaws like acne or dry patches. And on dry skin like mine, after a few hours it kind of sucked out the moisture and looked all crackled on my dry cheeks, as if I had gotten right up to the fire on Mount Doom. Not a good look! This is a foundation for people with relatively good skin and that’s weird because it’s full coverage. Why would you want to use a full coverage foundation if you have good skin is beyond me!

What I will use this for is to cover the redness in my cheeks in the summer when my skin isn’t as dry as it is right now. It did a good job of that, so I think I will use it as more of a concealer rather than a foundation during the summer.

Thanks again Lydia for allowing me the chance to try it!

What it also did was increase my curiosity about Illamasqua Foundations, especially the new HD one that Sam from Pixiwoo likes to use. So much so, that I placed an order for it and can hardly wait to try it out. I seem to be going through a foundation phase right now-trying to find the one, ya know?

I am trying to find THE ONE FOUNDATION TO END ALL FOUNDATIONS(at least for me!). It’s the quest of the Beauty Blogger, looking for her precious. Have you done it? I swear looking for the perfect foundation is like going to Mordor and back. As my Big Sis Eugenia@Ommorphia Beauty Bar says: Arwen In A Bottle. That’s what we all, want, right?

And you know what they say, ONE SIMPLY DOES NOT WALK INTO MORDOR. Kind of applies to foundation searching too, hey?

Have you completed the quest?

I have a lot of redness. Always have, and I suppose I always will. It’s so very hard to neutralize the red, especially after a glass of Cabernet! No help for me then!

Sometimes I try to neutralize the red with yellow based foundations, but if they aren’t a good match, I can end up looking orange. Personally, I’d rather look a little red instead. Red instead. Hey, that rhymes.

Laugh every day, remember? 🙂

I noticed a new product at Shopper’s that appealed to red instead me:

                             Almay Smart Shade Perfect And Correct Primer


Is it just me, or wholly moly drugstore stuff is getting kinda’ pricey? I believe this was about $17.00? Which would be fine and dandy if I knew I could take this back if I hated it, but here in Canada that’s almost impossible to do with drugstore stuff. Well, it’s a good thing that I actually don’t mind it!

I’ve said it before, I’m not a huge fan of primers as I find they don’t really make a difference in my foundation’s longevity. Most foundations last a good 8 hours on my skin no matter what. So, if I use a primer it’s because it does something else like provide a glow, or colour correct- which Almay Smart Shade Perfect And Correct Primer does not a bad job of.

Almay Smart Shade Perfect And Correct Primer is a blend of lavender and green colour correctors. Green to counteract redness, and lavender to brighten dullness.

It doesn’t seem to have a lot of silicones in it which is good because I can’t really stand that heavy feeling on my face. I have to say that this works ok. It doesn’t completely cancel my redness (that would be nothing short of miraculous!) but it does seems to take the edge off of it.

As for making my makeup last longer -meh. Don’t really notice that so much. But like I said, I never do.

Will I repurchase it though?

Probably not. At $17 a bottle I was kind of expecting a bit more than just a smidgen in redness reduction. I will use it up though. Maybe I’ll change my mind as I get to the bottom of the bottle? And I will get to the bottom of it dang it! I’m trying to actually use up products before I purchase something else to replace it. No more ADD makeup purchases for this girl-oooh! look! a bunny…. holding a blush! 🙂

I still hold out hope that one day, someone will take up the plight of us red insteads and invent SOMETHING to make us former red insteads. That’s my dream, and I’m sticking to it.

Are you a red instead too? What do you use to help calm down the red?

Yes, this is a blush post, but it’s one I bought last month! I haven’t broken the blush ban! But everybody keeps talking about the new MAC, Naturally blushes–I am strong. I am strong. 🙂

When I got the free Dior Nude Pink Design Palette last month, I regretted not picking up a blush with my points as well. What was I thinking? I have no Dior blushes! I was an incomplete Blush Fiend. And I don’t know why I’ve never got any. I mean, my all time favourite bronzer is the Dior Aurora that I harp on about every chance I get, which means I’d probably love Dior blushes as well. Sometimes my Blush Fiend mind doesn’t realize stuff like that quick enough. #blushfiendfail

After consulting with fellow Lipstick Bandit and Blush Fiend extraordinaire Paris B@My Women’s Stuff, I decided on #839, Vintage Pink.


#839 Vintage Pink has two shades as you can see with one being a medium peachy pink that’s nearly matte, and the other being a peachy shimmery highlighter. You can of course wear just the pink on your cheeks and then the peachy side as a highlighter, or mix the two together and get a really pretty and glowy peachy pink shade. The glitter looks scary but trust me, on the face it just translates into a really pretty glow, not disco sparkles or silly Cullen sparkles. You know how I feel about that!

Diorblush #839 Vintage Pink is a great neutral peachy pinky
blush that goes with everything and to prove it I wore
it with an orange lipstick here. And yes, I went to the grocery store and to Shopper’s Drug Mart like this in case you were wondering. And get this: I was offered a job in the Beauty Boutique. Not kidding.

I’m not looking for a job at the moment, as I am enjoying my time off right now, but I’m telling you-this combination of Diorblush #839 and orange lips can open up some new doors for you!

It’s a good thing I’m on a Blush Purchase Ban until June because I’d probably be running out to purchase more Dior Blushes, especially the Harmonie ones as they really intrigue me at the moment. Hell, let’s be honest- every blush intrigues me! Gimme strength!

Have you ever tried Dior Blushes? What do you think of them?