Sunday, 29 July 2012

Third Guest Post :)

Hey all; today I have a guest post from Jessica at http://jessica-girlonfilm.blogspot.co.uk
She has gave us an awesome film review on a film I must admit I loveeee! Iv watched it a fair amount of times and it never gets boring to me lol! Thank you Jessica hunny xxx

Mean Girls stars Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron, the "home-schooled jungle freak" described as a "less-hot version" of evil personified: Regina George (Rachel McAdams.) The plot revolves around Northshore High School and the dramas of the various cliques. Everything changes when a new student arrives and the school is plunged into a "Girl World" war over boys, power, popularity and everything in between.

The audience is obviously meant to be teenage girls but I think this movie could appeal to many more people, as its funny, has a brilliant and clever script written by Tina Fey and is a pop-culture classic. It's also like a psychological experiment: what happens when the most competitive, ruthless and hormonal group in society (high school students) are crammed together in an intense, pressured environment (school) for many hours a day? The results are interesting, to say the least.

Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams are two of the meanest girls in school but the highlight of the film has to be Tina Fey in her role as Miss Norbury - "Hi, did you want to buy some drugs?" - the maths teacher. Amanda Seyfried is the ditzy Karen and Lacey Chabert is Gretchen, whose "hair is full of secrets." Man candy, stage right, is provided by Jonathan Bennett as Aaron Samuels, Regina's ex, who should be off-limits to Cady as according to the Plastics "that's just, like, the rules of feminism!" Janis Ian is played by Lizzy Caplan and although portrayed as being wronged by Regina, is just as scheming and delightfully bitchy as the other girls.

Structurally, the film takes the audience through a school year, taking in many high lights of high school, such as the Christmas concert, the Spring Fling dance, the Mathletes competition and the slutty Halloween party. The four main girls are often filmed walking in a row down the corridors or strutting around the mall, reinforcing their image as the celebrities of Northshore. This glamorous is contrasted to moments of hilarious physical comedy, such as Cady being tipped into a bin or the school canteen in her imagination becoming like a jungle watering hole; the jocks, cool Asians, art freaks and cheerleaders all spontaneously transformed into gibbering chimps, lionesses, monkeys and warthogs.

The one other thing that has made Mean Girls such a resounding success is the fantastic soundtrack. Featuring songs by Pink, Blondie, Kelis and Christina Aguilera the music would remind an adult audience of their own schooldays and is the perfect backdrop to the drama and emotion of being a teenage girl.

Overall, Mean Girls is a successful, thoughtful and hysterically funny comedy. It was made in 2004 but I can't help thinking it will still be popular in 2024 and probably more than that. The teen classic is directed by Mark Waters and was actually based on a non-fiction book: Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman. It was produced by the team behind Saturday Night Live and features appearances from, among other regulars, Amy Poehler as Regina's embarrassing mom: "You girls keep me young. Ugh I love you so much."

It's one of Lindsay Lohan's best roles and despite spawning a terrible spinoff (Mean Girls 2 starring Meaghan Martin - "a thinly veiled, low-budget remake") will remain one of the most quotable movies ever written - Glen Coco anyone? All of its 96 minutes are a high point and it has, deservedly, been described as both "irresistibly funny" and "teen movie of the year" by The Times and Cosmo.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

My Second Guest Blogger :)

Hey all; soo sorry guest blogging hasnt run day by day, I infact turned 21 yesterday so been busy with seeing family & having birthday wishes. Butty I am back with the lovely Katie from http://missysmanis.blogspot.co.uk/ and a gorgeous piece of art she has done for us :D I remember watching this a kid.. Do you? Thank you Katie! Xx



Hi everyone!

When I found out that Lou was looking for bloggers to do some guest posts for her I jumped at the chance! I love doing guest posts so I wasn't going to miss out on the opportunity :)

I've been meaning to do a nautical/sailor style manicure for ages now but I've never gotten round to it and so I thought now would be the perfect time! I loved watching Popeye the sailor man as a child and so how could he not feature in my nail art?

So here he is! As you can see Popeye is on my middle finger and I also free handed an anchor onto my ring finger.

I used Revlon - Blue lagoon for the base colour and Barry M - Retro blue for the half moons. The anchor is Barry M - Gold and Popeye was painted using acrylic paint and my little nail art brush.

I really enjoyed doing this manicure, I love free hand designs and I really enjoy painting characters :)
I hope you've enjoyed this post and you like my nail art :)

Thanks for looking!

http://missysmanis.blogspot.co.uk

Monday, 23 July 2012

First Guest Post :)

Today is the first of my guest bloggers from the lovely Deb, who has some gorgeousssss sparkle to show us! Woo thank you so much Deb! X


Hi there! I'm Deb from beauty-ninja.blogspot.com , and Lou has been so kind to let me do a guest post for her! I've been following Lou's blog Tips and Topcoat for a while now, and I am very excited and humbled to be a guest poster! I've got a super pretty manicure to show you guys today!

For my mani I used the new Revlon Nail Art French Mix duo in 'Moonstruck'. It's supposed to be for french manicures, but I used both colors for an accent manicure. They are the prettiest shades of purple! The darker shade has multicolored sparkle in it-you can see some pink and blue sparkles in the bottle. The lighter shade has a ton of silver sparkle. Both are beautiful colors. They're pretty sheer, so it took three coats for each color to build up to the opacity I wanted. Then I added a coat of China Glaze 'Luxe and Lush' on top of it. STUNNING!! I never cared for flakies before, but I'm so glad I got this one. I cannot take my eyes off of my nails!!

Here are a couple of pics of my manicure. This is one of my favorite manicures that I've worn recently. If you want to check out my blog, it's beauty-ninja.blogspot.com . Thank you so much Lou for having me on your blog!! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

The Stumps Are On Show..

Haha; Hey Lovelies!!
Just thought I would do a quick post on a polish I mixed up. Such a darling pink.
Ill never be able to recreate this so its got to be used sparingly :(.
Iv actually had this on for just over a week! Record for me lol!!

And dont forget im still needing bloggers to do guest posts, email me if you'd like to be on my blog too.
Uniquebabes@hotmail.co.uk

Until next time beautys :D xxx

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Been Such A While..

Hey everyone!
Omg its been forever since ive done a post, so sorry. Been a manic while what with my daughters birthday; she turned the big 1 on the 4th. Time flys :(.
With that I also no longer have longish nails.. I have had to cut them all mega short now :( not good.
Sooo I was thinking of doing a 30 day of guest bloggers! Format will be like this so bare that in mind.

If you would like to be a guest blogger than please email me on - uniquebabes@hotmail.co.uk! Please include your blogger links as I can not connect links on this app so will have to write them.

Get emailing! Hope to see some messages from you lovelies!

And here is a pic of my stumps wearing - Leighton Denny - Plush Pink & China Glaze - Fairy Dust xxx