Chick Flicks Roundup 2015

September 23, 2015

Chick Flicks Roundup
Photograph by Len Matthews via Flickr.

Chick Flicks can actually be a broad term to describe what ladies love to watch the most. It could be a teenage drama, a romantic comedy, a movie with a strong female lead, a movie that empowers women. It doesn't really have to cater to a certain age of woman either. Everyone, young or elderly can enjoy a set of movies and they are usuallly portayed by media as films that are too cheesy for men to watch. I would like to think that's not true at all in the present day and there are plenty of men that seem to enjoy them as well. So it's not much of a female centric genre anymore, just a genre of movies based mainly on women or love stories. I've noticed that most of the good Rom-Coms are usually based on books and you'll notice that in my list below too. I just gravitate more towards those films.
The Hits:

Love, Rosie
This British Rom-Com starring Lilly Collins and Sam Claflin is based on the novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern. You might know her as the famous writer of ‘P.S I Love You’ – the critically acclaimed film and loved by every Rom-Com lover. I have actually read this book before I watched the movie and I wasn’t the biggest fan of the book. It is probably because I don’t read Chick Lit anymore. This is the first time I’ve experienced this but the movie surprised me with some great performances by the actors and I ended up loving it a lot. It was also quite an emotional ride as these two best friends grow up together and are separated by time, distance and often by other partners but they belong together. A really nice, simple movie if you’re in for a slow movie for the night. It will surprise you too.
Imdb Rating – 7.2/10

The Other Woman
This one’s quite a comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton and who doesn’t love a Cameron Diaz Rom Com? It is a funny, silly, annoying but hilarious story about how three women get the better of a man found cheating on them. It is more comedy than romance, a lighthearted film that I really enjoyed. It has been a hit or miss with the critics but I personally found it quite funny and entertaining. It has a mostly predictable story line but it does have it’s major funny moments which are worth it. I last saw Leslie Mann in ’17 Again’ ( Remember when Zac Efron tried to kiss his friend's mom?) and she was so different and a total laugh riot in this one. Kate Upton has more of a cameo than a full-fledged role but she is good eye candy for the film.
Imdb Rating – 6/10

I have to be honest, I jumped to the thought of watching this because of major ’50 First Dates’ feels. It stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore once again in a Rom-Com which is reason enough for me and I’m sure quite a few people would agree. This one is about two people who had been on a bad blind date. They accidentally get stuck on the same holiday and both are single parents and are holidaying with their kids. This is a hate-to-love kind of film, and very heartwarming too. Adam Sandler is hilarious as usual with some slapstick comedy thrown in. Drew Barrymore’s kind character is so cute and likeable. The kids are adorable and funny too. A very sweet film and something everyone will enjoy watching. The film is predominantly shot in Africa so there are quite a few animal encounters and adventures that they go on which were so exciting.
IMDb Rating – 6.5/10

Thor Almighty

September 15, 2015

Superhero Tshirt OOTD
Thor Almighty Tshirt

Oversized Graphic tees are something I literally live in because not only do they make for flattering outfits but also extremely comfortable lounge wear. I always pick up some of these for situations and just impromptu lazy day outfits.

Homecoming Essentials

September 9, 2015

Homecoming is an American tradition of welcoming back old students and freshmen for a new school year and also to make students feel more involved with school events. I have never really had a Homecoming Dance per say but my University has held similar dances which I have been a part of and enjoyed the whole ordeal of dressing up. 
I have always been intrigued with Proms and Homecoming because of my obsession with watching high school films growing up and our dances have never been as big as the ones in the States with the well planned proposals and everything. A lot of people are already going back to school or will be in the coming few weeks with very little time left to prepare for the upcoming Homecoming Dance. So here’s a check list of things and ideas to consider for this year.

The Dress:
I was contacted by the website Rosa Novias which sells beautiful dresses for every occasion. They are all hand made dresses and hence they are much more unique compared to any clothing store. I was specially drawn to their special occasion dresses collection which had a good selection of Homecoming dresses.  I know that buying these dresses can be an expensive affair and having more than a few options is a good call for anyone considering to invest $100 or more for the occasion. They are based in the UK but ship their dresses worldwide. They do initiate full refund if your package happens to get lost during shipping. You can read their complete Returns Policy on the website.They also specialize in wedding dresses and wedding party dresses. There are three pieces I absolutely loved from the website.

1. This one has a really interesting modern looking neckline with an orchid silhouette. I love the front detail and the asymmetrical edge which almost makes it look like a two piece. This dress will look fabulous if you want to show some legs with a sexy slit.
Chic Strapless Taffeta Beaded Ivory Sheath Dress
2.This second dress is an adorable vintage looking dress with a sweetheart neckline and an embellished lace corset like bodice. I love the tulle bottom giving the dress some flare and a sweet 60's look. This is the dress I would definitely choose for myself if I was going to Homecoming.
Champagne Organza Lace-up Ball Gown Short Dress

Freedom Makeup : Bronze and Baked Palette Review

September 3, 2015

I jumped at the opportunity to buy this gorgeous palette of glowy, baked goodness because of two reasons. I was looking for a new bronzing/highlighting palette and I learnt this was Makeup Revolution’s sister brand and had a lot of similar shades. I have had bad luck with finding a Makeup Revolution blush palette. I have never seen the ones I like in stock. I always gravitate towards the bronzy looking ones more than the pinks because I think it just looks more beautiful on my skin tone. However whenever I’ve set out to buy one, only the pink ones have been in stock and all the good ones gone.
Bronze and Baked Palette
This palette costs £6 ( Rs 1140 from the website I bought it) but it still makes for a great affordable palette for it’s quality and number of shades it has. Freedom Makeup is a professional drugstore makeup range and I think it is quite like the concept of Bourjois and the likes. Affordable brands providing great quality makeup is something I always look forward to. I am a hundred percent sure that this is going to last me a long, long time even after I slap on highlighter daily.

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