Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Movie Marathon: ALL THE MOVIES

I'm not sure how other people do Christmas Eve and Christmas day, but I spend nearly every waking hour watching some amazing (and some terrible) movies! I didn't get to all of the movies I wanted to, but I really did watch ALL of these within 48 hours. Here's a short blurb about each, just in case you haven't seen it yet!

Christmas Eve

Christmas with the Kranks
I turned this one on thinking "oh yeah, this is a funny movie! Who doesn't love Tim Allen?!" I ALWAYS forget how much this movie frustrates me beyond belief. What kind of town goes this bonkers about Christmas?? Wherever it is, I want to move there. But never cross them.

A Chipmunk Christmas
I can't even remember the last time I saw this movie. I had to have been in elementary school. I do have the album though! It's probably one of my favorites. 1981 - Man, this is when the Chipmunks were awesome. Not the horrible computer-generated nonsense they're making now. Hmm, there's some songs in the movie that aren't on the album! I've been missing out!

Four Christmases
This movie was just on tv and I decided to watch it. I don't think I've seen it before... Ah it looks like Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn are an adorable couple that goes out of their way to avoid their crazy parents during the holidays but are still forced to see them all one fateful Christmas. Twas quite funny and adorable.

White Christmas
If you're looking for a movie with the greatest Christmas songs of all time, look no further! This is nonstop tunes, so don't watch if you're not a fan of some of the greatest musical numbers you'll ever see in your life.

The Mistle-Tones
I recorded this a couple weeks ago from ABC Family not knowing what it was. The first 5 minutes almost forced me to chop my ears off. It gets better. Is there one woman in every Christmas movie named Holly? Seems so. This one is played by Tia Mowry (Sista Sistaaa!). Carl Winslow and a bunch of screaming children are also involved. This movie is good if you're ok with super awkward scenes where people just start singing in another person's face for no reason. The gorgeous boss totally makes this movie worth watching though. And "The Chest-Notes." Oh dear god.

Christmas With Holly
And so began the onslaught of Christmas movies with a girl named Holly. There's gonna be at least one more, so prepare yourself. This one is about a little girl who loses her mom and then stops speaking, her adorable uncle, and a woman that was just left at the alter. Cute uncle moves back home to "the island" to live with his two ridiculous brothers. You'll love them. Three men and a baby!

The Family Stone
I first saw this movie in high school with the lovely Miss Tully. At the time, we both thought it was the weirdest, worst movie we'd ever seen (right after Rumor Has It...), but somehow we've both started liking it. What's that about? I don't know.. I guess sometimes you just have to give movies a second chance. This one is about a douchebag guy bringing home his super uptight girlfriend and a tidal wave of ridiculous things that happen during the visit. Rewatching it made me remember why I hated it. The family is so mean! They hate this girl from the very beginning!! Poor thing. She also says the worst things and makes everything PAINFULLY awkward. Merry Christmas?

A Christmas Story
I never really saw this movie until I was in high school. How did I miss out? Well my parents failed me, that's how. But I made up for missing out one year by actually watching the entire 24 hour marathon they have on TBS. "Ralphie, you'll shoot your eye out!!"

Christmas Day

The Santa Clause
In my opinion, this is the greatest Tim Allen movie of all time. All of the sequels are horrible and ridiculous (but in a good way!) but that doesn't ruin this movie for me one bit. I feel kinda bad for Scott Calvin! How would you like to just be old, fat, and Santa-looking overnight?!
"We're your worst nightmare. Elves. With. Attitude."

Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer
Did you know that Rudolph was made up by Macy's so that they could sell more stuff? And then they made a song/movie! Talk about the best marketing campaign ever.
"Why am I such a misfit? I am not just a nitwit..."

"Byeeee, Buddy, hope you find your dad!"
"Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?"
"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!"

It's A Wonderful Life
This is my favorite Christmas movie of all time. Other than Die Hard, which I list as my favorite movie just ever. If you have a heart, keep your tissues handy. You'll be bawling with joy by the end for sure. This movie is about a man whose life hasn't worked out the way he thought it would, and one fateful night the shit hits the fan and he has to be reminded how wonderful his life really is.
"Buffalo gal, won't you come out tonight? Won't you come out tonight? And dance by the light of the mooooon."

*Halfway through this movie my power went out a bunch of times. Bah! Humbug!*

Die Hard
Who HASN'T seen this movie? I hope the answer is no one, but I have met a few people who've been missing out. Get your shit together and watch this. If you like Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Carl Winslow, lots of amazing action scenes, and mother f-ing Christmas, then this is definitely for you. It's the perfect way to dry up those Wonderful Life tears. Also, another Holly!! Officer McClane's wife is named Holly.

*Power out again!!*

Die Hard 2: Die Harder
What's better than Die Hard? Two Die Hards! I go back and forth about whether this one or the first one is my favorite. I still can't decide. This one is the same amount of amazing PLUS planes!

Doctor Who: The Snowmen
Christmas special!! London gets destroyed every year. I love all of the new ways of destruction they come up with. Snowmen!! Is this London? I can't tell... The episodes where the Doctor is lonely make me so sad. Poor Doctor. I also hate episodes where companions throw themselves at the Doctor romantically. Step off!!

Home Alone
This is me this year! My family all went to Illinois and I stayed behind to fight the tornadoes and power outages. Not as exciting as robbers, but I've kept myself entertained.

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
This is the only other Home Alone movie that I acknowledge existing. All others are phonies. Did you guys know that they made the Talkman just for this movie??? Another huge marketing campaign that exploded beyond belief. I wanted one of these sooooo bad, but my parents bought me some other stupid cassette player/recorder instead. I worked with what I had, but it wasn't nearly as cool.

Jingle All The Way
"Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blizten!" This movie definitely solidified my memorization of the reindeer names. It also created an everlasting bond with me and Arnold. This move came out when I was 8, so I hadn't seen many Ahnold movies yet. After this I wanted to see them all! Did you know that the little kid went on to become freaking Anakin Skywalker?? Poor kid's life was ruined. If only people would remember him for his Jingle days!

Ones I didn't get to but will be watching in the next week:

Meet Me in St. Louis

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty Returns

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Saturday, December 22, 2012

My First Christmas in Texas

Happy holidays!! Every year my family treks up to Illinois to visit the rest of our family for Christmas. This year, for many different reasons which I will not go in to, I'm staying by myself in Texas! When I've been all alone in the past (like when my finals ALWAYS ended a week after my roommate's and I was left in an empty dorm) I would hide in my room/dorm/apartment and never venture outside. This year I'm coming up with ideas to keep myself from getting sad and lonely.

December 21: I planned out all of the holiday dishes I am going to make and figured out what I needed to go buy. I also built a massive shoe cabinet!

December 22: I hit up Whole Foods, Randalls, and Bed, Bath & Beyond to get all of the things I needed. I decided to make lamb instead of turkey this year, but I didn't realize how expensive it was! When I was younger my family raised sheep, so we had lamb for free all the time. Little did I know that it's $11 per pound!! I also had to go buy a roaster and a few kitchen supplies that I was missing.

December 23: I'm going to the beach! I'm really not usually a fan of the ocean/beach/salt water, but it kinda sounds fun right now. The high is supposed to be 78 degrees tomorrow, which is just cool enough that I'll venture out of doors. I've got a massive list of books to read, so I'm packing up my sunscreen, towel, maybe a beach chair, some cucumber lemon infused water I just made, and The Book Thief and heading down to the Bolivar Peninsula tomorrow morning. I have a feeling that there won't be many other people there.

December 24: Cooking and cleaning day! I want to get all of the food I'm making prepped and ready so that I can just pop them all in the oven on Christmas day. I also plan on cleaning out my closet. That won't be very fun, but it has to be done. I'll probably watch a few Christmas movies while digging my way through it all.

December 25: Lazy day! Finish cooking, eat to heart's content, then watch a bazillion Christmas specials! Some movies on my list are: Die Hard, Die Harder, It's A Wonderful Life, White Christmas, The Santa Clause, Christmas with Holly, The Mistle-Tones, Holly's Holiday, Under the Mistletoe, and Finding Mrs. Claus. PLUS there's all that great holiday football to watch!! It's going to be a busy day to say the least.

December 26-27: These plans aren't totally thought out yet. Maybe go see some movies at the dollar theater? Or Les Miserables!! I think some friends may be in town... If not I'm going to see some movies and then perhaps find some old-timey towns in the area to go stroll through.

December 28: Hanging out with Laura Tully! We're gonna do a test run of her wedding hair and then shop for wedding shoes!

December 29: Family comes back late tonight. Probably do brunch with Laura before she heads back to San Antonio.

December 30: Hang out with the fam-fam.

December 31: New Years Eve party!

January 1: Recover from New Years Eve party.

January 2: Go back to work.

I plan on taking pictures of all the fun things I do and posting them later. And sometime on the 24th I'll do my nails (after ruining them all cleaning) and post that up too! Until then - Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Very Jindie Christmas

I've got more Christmas nails for you! Today's polishes are from Jindie Nails. These are my first Jindie polishes, but I have a feeling they won't be my last! These two are very similar, but I'll point out a few differences. The first one was actually a free mini! Please check out these pictures while rocking out to a little Hanson Snowed In.

"Rocking Around the Christmas Tree"

Jindie Nails Yule Love This!

I was actually just thinking to myself yesterday that I wanted a polish with circle glitters.. And then this one magically appeared in my mailbox!

Yule Love This (left) Candy Cane (right)
 See? They're different. Candy Cane has larger hexagonal glitters along with small circle and hexagonal glitters. I had a few issues with this one - mainly having a hard time getting some of the larger glitters to come out of the bottle. Next time I'll have a little more patience with it!

Again, my right hand still isn't sure how to pose...

You can check out Jindie Nails on their Etsy page!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Jingle Merps

I don't know what to title this post. I guess I'll have come up with something by the time you're actually reading this... The other day I realized that I have totally failed at posting Christmas songs with all of my posts!! I don't know if anyone else has missed them, but I have! I'll try and make up for it by only choosing AMAZING songs for the next couple, but let's face it, all Christmas songs are amazing. Here's one of my all-time favorites -

"Snow" from White Christmas
Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera Ellen

Today you're in for a real treat! I actually did two different Christmas polishes today. The first one is Sonnetarium Peppermint Kiss.

The second one is KB Shimmer All Decked Out. You can check this out on the KB Shimmer site and the Etsy page. This is actually a really pretty color! Unfortunately my right hand doesn't know how to pose for pictures... so you only get one. Sorry!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Movie Marathon: Gremlins

Believe it or not, I've never seen Gremlins. I've heard a lot of jokes about it and I understand generally what it's about. I figure it's finally time for me to see this, and what better excuse than for my movie marathon!

I love '80s movies. You can always tell a movie is from the 80s within 30 seconds of it starting. They're usually super terrible and cheesy but there's never any irony about them! Everything is taken so seriously lol.

Alright, I've heard these three rules before. They really don't sound hard to follow...

1. Keep him out of the light.
2. Keep him away from water.
3. Never feed him after midnight.

Why did this guy HAVE to have it? I'm not seeing the appeal.

Ladies' sleeves are so puffy in the 80s! I'm really glad that went away. Dodged a bullet.

Is this horrible old woman supposed to be a semi-Scrooge? And who imports a Bavarian snowman? Leave the doggy alone!!

Oh hey, the step-dad (Neil) from The Santa Clause is in here! He doesn't look right without an ugly sweater. Still plays a snooty d-bag though. Nice to see some things don't change.

So were Furby's modeled after Gremlins? My Furby looked just like this guy. And they both kinda talk in nonsense words...

Oh jeeze, looks like the water really was a bad idea. Couldn't they get rid of all these suckers by throwing them outside into the sun?

Oh no!! This doctor is horrible!!! I was not expecting animal cruelty in this movie.

I'm liking all of the old timey movies playing the in background of the house. And where does the name Gremlin come from? No one has said it so far... Maybe I'm missing something...

WOAH. This is more violent than I expected. The mom is killing these in seriously horrible ways!! A food processor? A steak knife? The MICROWAVE?? How many of these things are there now? I feel like they've already killed quite a few....

Does the sunlight thing ever come back? I really think this is the solution. Come onnnnn sun! Or does anyone in this town own a flashlight??

I'm not gonna lie, I really like that these little dudes sing all the time. I think we'd be friends.

What a weird ending...

Recommendation time!



It's a decent movie to see once. I probably would have liked it more if I had seen it when I was younger. I don't see myself watching this again though.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Snow Way!

Oh my gosh, you guys. If you've ready any of my Tuesday night posts you'll know that Tuesday nights are the greatest nights for television. I won't go into the million shows I watch on Tuesdays, but (no spoilies) one of them had the greatest mid-season finale ever. Ah, I'm such a sucker for adorable tv romances.

I recently bought a zillion Christmas polishes, and I'm slowly working my way through them all. Today's shade is KB Shimmer Snow Way!

I used three coats to get the right color. If you don't like having layer upon layer of glitter (removal nightmare!) you can layer this over another light blue or maybe a white.

You can purchase KB Shimmer on Etsy or the KB Shimmer site!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Movie Marathon: Joyeux Noel

Remember when I promised a classier Christmas movie (AKA one that wasn't from Lifetime or ABC Family)? Well here we go! Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas)! I wasn't sure what exactly this was about, other than it's about WWI and Christmas, but it was rated really highly for me on Netflix, which makes sense because I have a thing for both Christmas movies and war movies.  

I started out this post like the other Christmas movies I've done so far, but this movie is way too serious and requires undivided attention. It starts off a little slow, but I promise it gets way better. The movie starts at the beginning of World War I (1914) and quickly shows you how everything moved from an excited declaration of war, promising that it'll all be over before Christmas, into a long, disheartening battle. The German, French, and Scottish troops have dug their foxholes on the outskirts of a small French farming area, which is close to home for a few of the French troops. It's really interesting to see WWI from three different perspectives all in one place. And none of them seem particularly biased. There are characters you love and hate on all sides.

On Christmas Eve all of the soldiers are hunkered down in their freezing trenches trying to keep their spirits up. You can hear a little bit of celebration coming from the Scottish side (bagpipes, of course!) and then some German singers belt out a tune for their men. Eventually you're going to start bawling when they call a cease fire for the night and all of the troops come out into no-man's land (the area in the middle filled with dead bodies and craters from grenades) and exchange gifts, traditions, stories from home, and even argue about the name of a stray cat that has been making his way to each of the foxholes. Of course, you can't forget years worth of war in one night, but it's amazing to see how everyone still has a little something in common even after you've been told to hate and kill each other for so long.

The rest of the movie goes on to show how everyone deals with the next few days, their new friendships, honoring those they've lost, having to go back to fighting, and some of the propaganda used to vilify the opposition. This movie really makes you think about how close everything in Europe really is. These countries are not very large and they're closer to each other than most people in different states are here. Many people had family on both sides of this war, and I think this movie did an amazing job of subtly bringing all of these facts to light.

Recommendation Time!


This will probably become one of my new favorite Christmas movies. I highly recommend checking this out on Netflix or Amazon. Keep some tissues handy.

Disney Drinking Games: The Sword in the Stone

A few months ago my friend Curtis and I discovered that we both really love Disney's The Sword in the Stone. I have a habit of of quoting Archimedes ("Eh? Who? What what??") and Madam Mim ("I haaaaaate shunshine! Horrible, wholesome shunshine!!") a little too frequently. As a slightly late birthday celebration we mixed up some tasty drinks (of the alcoholic variety), dusted off my VCR, and popped in my VHS copy of The Sword in the Stone!

Here's the rules we used, but feel free to make up your own!

Drink when:
  • Anyone calls Arthur by the name "Wart"
  • Merlin casts a spell / says spell words
  • Anyone says a question word (who, what, where, when). Kind of a weird one, but It makes you realize how many questions people ask!
Chug when:
  • Merlin sings a magic song. This basically just covers all of the spell words he says while singing.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Roses and Bananas

Hey hey hey. I have a couple random pictures to share today. Nothing too exciting. I've been going to a lot of Christmas parties lately, so I haven't had as much time to blog!

Here are some white roses stamped over OPI Thanks A Windmillion.

And this is Pretty & Polished I'm Not a Banana. My ring finger has a Spoiled Designated Driver base since this is a pretty thin color. But it's not really needed.

I hope you guys are ready for some more awesome Christmas movies. Next up is Joyeux Noel, if you want to watch it too!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Movie Marathon: Love At The Christmas Table

Update: I meant to save this post for a couple days, but I seriously cannot wait to talk about how much I loved this movie. As soon as I finished watching it, I texted a TON of people telling them to watch it immediately. Everyone has agreed - This may be the cutest movie in the history of the world. Here's the website with upcoming air dates!!

I've got another Lifetime movie for you today! This one looks a little more promising than the last one. Is there a single Lifetime movie that doesn't involve people falling in love? Not that I'm complaining, I'd just like to spice up my life a bit. I wish I had the Hallmark channel... Anyways, set your DVR to record Love At The Christmas Table, whip out the popcorn, and get ready to (hopefully) laugh your bum off!

1. The main character is a man (Sam)!! Something new! And a house where it's always Christmas? Lovin' it.
Notable Quote:
"Those pants do not mount the most passionate defense of your rear."

2. Awww this is going to be a movie about little kids falling in love and then finally getting together a thousand years later! Just Friends, anyone? I'm already pumped. Hello, Joyce?

3. Well this is an adorable semi-montage. I wish I had an adorable childhood that could be made into a montage... HAHAHA oh my gosh, prepare yourselves for the "Age 13" clip. When do this girl's awful bangs go away?

4. Aww, this girl is me! Way too much of a tomboy, likes to beat people up, secretly loves boys while pretending to hate them. Ah, memories.
Notable Quote:
"I'm the only person in this house honest enough to tell you that your thrift-store jacket smells like a gerbil cage."

"Whatcha doin' creepin' around a cow shed at five in the mornin'?? Doesn't seem very wiiiiiise to me!"

5. Does anybody else think these two dads are secretly gay for each other? Just me? I have a sixth sense about these kinds of things.

6. These kids talk like the kids on Dawson's Creek. Waaaayyy too over the top, yet lovable  And this man is so adorable. Oh momma!
Notable Quote:
"I can't believe I showed you my tractor."

He, like all Lifetime actors, looks vaguely familiar... One episode of Supernatural?

7. Semi-adults stuck at the adult table, wishing they were still at the kid's table. Story of my life! Ah, this movie is seriously making me so happy right now.

8. I often have serious conversations with people while drinking a beer, sitting fully-clothed in a bathtub. There's nothing weird about this, right?
Notable Quote:
"You look like a little golden retriever puppy waiting to get walked."

9. They have yet to explain how anybody knows this Christmas house lady. Is she just the friendly neighbor who always throws the best parties? Why does no one go to their own houses for Christmas? and WHAT is this drink she just made (Age 23/24)?? The green liquid looked more like glue! "Christmas Tree #2" is what she calls it.

Uh oh.. poor Christmas lady! Her life sounds tragic!

10. If you can't tell by now, I'm LOVING this movie. Best of the ones I've watched so far!! I'd really like to rearrange my life so that some of this can happen to me... Anybody have an adorable man friend lying around that I can fall madly in love with?

WARNING: There's a dance scene coming up. And it involves this song.

11. Have you guys ever stuffed two people into one jacket? I feel like I have.. but I don't remember it... Either way, it couldn't have been half as adorable as this two-people-one-jacket scene.

12. A KISS!!! A KISS!!! You guys, I've never been this excited for a kiss. Even ones I've been involved with. Wow, that's sad.

13. Are all Christmas movies set in Illinois? It seems like a lot of them are.. This makes me happy.

14. Oh man... time for an epic fight. This one is especially brutal. Prepare yourselves.

15. This movie has to end happily, right? It's like a Lifetime rule?

16. I'm going to throw up I'm so nervous. This shouldn't be a thing. I don't know these people. They're not real people!

17. Oh my gosh you guys, all is right with the world. I believe in Christmas magic, and love, and all that is good.

Recommendation Time!


I loved this movie so much that I had a hard time not tearing up with excitement every couple minutes. Go watch this. Right now. Why are you still reading this? 

December Polish Days: Bling Nails

Hello there! I love today, for this day comes but once a year. Could it be the December Polish Days I'm excited about? Well yes, that too. But today (December 4th) is also my birthday!! I'm turning the ripe old age of 24. Goodness, when did this happen?! I plan on celebrating by going to work, attending many boring meetings, building a new process simulation, and then running away to lunch with some friendsies. At least I'll be able to rock some blinged out nails while I'm toiling away! 

I started off with a couple coats of Essie Licorice. I used OPI Goldeneye for the accent nail, and then topped them all off with KB Shimmer We Three Blings. I thought about going a little more wild with some hexagon glitters, but I kinda couldn't find the ones I wanted... But I'm happy with this! :] Let me know what you think!

If you liked my bling (or even if you didn't) check  out the other awesome bling nails through the link below!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Movie Marathon: Undercover Christmas

Ok, I know I said that the next Christmas movie would be classier... but I haven't gotten it from Netflix yet. Instead, I've been recording movies off of Lifetime! Obviously this will be over the top ridiculous, but who are we to judge? Let's all sit back, relax, and enjoy a little Undercover Christmas.

1. Already I know that this movie is going to be sweet. The opening music starts off with a very traditional, indistinct tune with sleigh bells and then abruptly switches to something I imagine hearing in a strip club in the '80s.

2. And then there's this hair! Keep in mind, this was 2003. What did people in 2003 look like? Not like this?  This douche-nozzle is supposed to be a super rich investment banker or something. Yeah, I'd trust this guy with my money...

He's also making the greatest faces.

3. Hello Mr. FBI agent. I noticed you've been creepily staring at me all night.. Oh, your phone ringtone is "Jingle Bells"? I guess we can be friends. Now I need to run away with you for Christmas? This seems plausible.

4. Do you ever wonder how actors get roped into Lifetime movies? Some of these people have actually starred in decent shows and won awards and stuff. How did this happen to them? And who wrote this script? One lawyer just warned against talking to Spikey because he "might unconvince her from testifying." That's not even a word...
Notable Quote:
"Is it cold where we're going? I have very sensitive ears. The wind blows right through them!"

5. Hey Mr. FBI. I just Googled you because you looked familiar. So uh... when's the shirt coming off, boo?

6. Wow, his mom really hates Brandi. Maybe because her boobs are just alllllllllllll out? Understandable, but she's a bit snarky.. Maybe this is why I'm scared of other people's parents. Movies have made me terrified!! Heads up, this bedroom scene is the most awkward thing in the world. I had to hide under the covers.
Notable quote:
"Wake up! We have an emergency. Your brother has brought home a predator."

That's not at all over the top. Oh no.

7. I really love Brandi's nails! Hooray! I needed some new ideas lol. I can't find a good picture, but they're red with silver tips. I'm also loving the Christmas hair. I did this a few years ago! Now I miss it... Her outfit, however, looks like a slutty cavewoman.

8. This song has been stuck in my head for this entire movie. And it kinda fits with the movie... Maybe if I share it with you it'll go away. Or maybe they'll play it in the movie! If only..

9. I love that she's sticking up for him to his horrible family! How adorably skankalicious.

10. Why is there always a gust of wind indoors when someone reveals they gorgeous outfit they're wearing? She looks like she's caught in a hurricane!
Notable quote:
"Are you suggesting that I don't know how to raise my child?"
"No, you just don't know how to dress her!"

11. Oh my gosh, the screaming in this family is so intense! My family needs to step our fights up a notch. I need a manlier bellow.
Notable quote:
"We'll continue this charade for the family until the Christmas presents have been opened tomorrow and the Christmas dinner consumed."

Side note, why do movie families get soooooooo upset when you bring home someone you claim to be dating and then reveal you're not? Can't people just be friends any more? Who cares. Lawd!

12. How do movie moms always know when people are secretly in love with each other? Do real moms know that? I don't think my mom does... I sure don't. Maybe it doesn't happen until you actually give birth? I'm going to have to look into this a little more...

13. Exactly one hour, 16 minutes, and 37 seconds into this recording the brother-in-law makes the BEST face/noise after receiving a relaxation pillow.

14. Since when is being an FBI agent something to snub your nose at? I do not understand these people.

15. This hotel conversation is waaaaaaaay too intense for this situation. Calm it down now bubbies.

16. HA! This entire hearing this is ridiculous. I love it. The only thing this movie is missing is some shirtless man. Lifetime, you've let me down.

17. Not once did the main characters look ANYTHING like this cover picture. The don't even look like the same people... So weird.

18. Every single movie I've watched so far had the SAME plot with a twist. I really need to branch out a bit!

Recommendation Time!


I really wouldn't waste my time with this movie if I were you. It's fine if there's nothing else on, but don't go out of your way for this stinker. The best part of the movie was the shrink getting his present. 

Undercover Christmas Nails

Well hello there! Yesterday I watched Undercover Christmas (I don't recommend it) and the main character had some pretty sweet nails for Christmas. And I decided to recreate them! I give you my Christmas funky French! 

The red is Nicole by OPI Sealed with a Kris, and the silver is Revlon Metallic.

I think next time I'm going to add a little blob at the top of each nail and make these look like Santa hats...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Movie Marathon: Christmas Cupid

I'm not going to lie, 30 seconds ago I searched "Christmas" on Netflix and this is what I'm going with. I really will look into some better movies, but I'm liking these horribly corny ones at the moment. Plus it's streaming on Netflix, so you really can't complain. I think the next one might be a little more classy.

1. Looks like the main character is a sassy bitch. Scracth that, two sassy bitches.

2. Every person in this movie so far is gorgeous and vaguely familiar.

3. Woah.. inappropriate touching in the workpalce! Wait... wait... inappropriate TONGUE-TOUCHING in the workplace!!!

4. When does the hot man in this banner show up? I guess Momma Sista-Sista will do for now.
Noteworthy Quote:
"You better be calling with some good news or else you'll be singing Christmas carols as a soprano."

5. This is how I dance when I'm on the phone. All the time.

6. HAHAHA oh my gosh I should really read what these movies are about before I watch them. Since it's in the 2 sentence blurb that I assume you've already read, this isn't a spoiler. Sassy blonde bitch dies and haunts sassy black bitch Scrooge-style.

7. Well hellooooooooooooooooooooo there Chad Michael Murray!! How do you only look better with age? Has it really been 11 years since you were bumping uglies with Jen and Joey down at the Creek? And how do you always know how much stubble is the PERFECT amount? Those scrubs really bring out the color of your... crotch.

8. Alright, sassy bitch has dated EVERY male in this movie. I should be more appalled  but I can blame her. Look at these bangin' bods! Girl's only got so much self control here!

9.  Rock-hard-bod #1 looks like an angel when he fake-sleeps.

10. I also like to prove that people can't see my by flashing my lady lumps! ABC Family, you sure know women. And families.
Noteworthy Quote:
"Oh Carl, your old, wrinkled hands would feel so good on my young, firm ..."

11. I think I need a trench-coat dress.

12. And a cheer squad to help narrate my life choices and ex-boyfriends. Brad is pretty adorable... And this football uniform..!
Noteworthy Quote:
"You put out! She put out!"

13. Have you ever wondered what it's like to act like you're super sad in a room full of other actors acting like idiots? I'll have to ask CMM.

14. Another shocker that I wasn't prepared for. The look on CMM's face portrays my feelings exactly. Bitches be crazy.
Noteworthy Quotes:
"I get to show you all the ways your bitchitude affects those around you."

15. Little reminder, this was made by ABC Family. And they're talking about stealing herpes medicine.
Noteworthy Quote:
"Hello can I buy some ointment to put out the fire in my underpants?'

16. During a lull in the plotline, I looked up blonde bitch. She was a Six Chick in 13 Going On 30! She's also in a popular tv show, but I don't watch that so it doesn't count.

17. Predictable ghost of future boyfriends. Snooze. Bring back the hottie!!

18. H - O - T! T - I - E!! We need hottie!!! I don't care about the rest of her life/friends. All of this making up seems REEEEEALLY easy. 30 second conversations mending decades of wounds. MMk. Looks like she's doing exactly what she planned on doing in the first place.

19. I love Ross Matthews. Too bad he wasn't around more!
Noteworthy Quote:
"Heaven has an open bar! And Heath Ledger. And James Dean."

Too soon, ABC Family. Too soon.

20. HOTTIE!!! I love his tattoo. What is it? I don't know. Nor do I care. I just want it near me.

Recommendation Time!


Overall, this is a pretty decent corny movie. The gorgeous men make this worth watching. But probably never rewatching.

P.S. I just looked up 3 different "Best Christmas Movies" lists and all three of them listed Die Hard as the best Christmas movie of all time hahaha. I am so pumped.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Movie Marathon: Holiday Engagement

I'm going to attempt to write my thoughts on this movie as I go. Hopefully not a ton (I have a tendency to write waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much) and hopefully no spoilies. Maybe I'll keep it to 20 comments? Yeah, let's try that.

Here goes!

1. I am approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds into this movie and I already know it's going to be great. Super hyper girl, douchey-seeming fiance, overly loving/annoying mother with a hilarious accent, and Christmas music.
Notable Quotes already:
"What? Mexico?? Hillary, we have palm trees and sand here!" *jumps into douchemobile*

*nasal voice* "I need to know if that fiance of yours will eat yams. I've never met anyone who'd turn down my yam casserole!"

2. 3 minutes in - We've got the meet-cute. An adorably gorgeous man in a ridiculous outfit enters the picture. Obviously these two are meant for each other. I am satisfied. He also looks really familiar....

3. Senor Douche takes the little lady out to dinner, texts on his douche-phone, and tells her that her life's work is pointless and that she should spend her time planning dinners. Welp, I'm ready to ditch this loser already!
Notable Quote:
Girl: "Pittsburgh? What am I going to do in Pittsburgh?"
Douche: "Be my wife."

4. Woooooooooah, twist I didn't see coming! Hallmark, you've bested me! Not sure how to proceed with these bullet-points. No spoilies!

5. The mom is almost up there with the mom from Just Friends. I'm going to start practicing her accent. Oh, they just showed her face. She's Mrs. Brady!

6. I can't stop smiling at this man's face.
Notable Quotes:
"Do you have any clothes that aren't stained with coffee or shaped like a giant cell phone?"

7. She made him ruin his hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8. Something cute just happened song-wise. Keep an eye out for some piano-playing. And adorable storytelling.
Notable Quotes:
"There's Hillary! We'll do the... feet thing later."

9. Obligatory walk-in-on-a-man-naked scene. Thanks, movie-gods. Also, everyone in this movie sleeps naked. Prepare yourselves.

10. Oh good, the yams come back. *VOMIT*

11. Ok, so when families ruin the turkey on Thanksgiving they always go to some horrible restaurant. Does no one keep ANY other food at home? Like maybe some frozen steaks? Or chicken? Soup? I'm positive that you don't have to go out just because you ruin ONE part of the meal. What about the delicious sides??
Notable Quotes:
"I asked for selzer... This looks like tap water with.. cheese in it?"

12. Ok, this is horrible of me, but during a lull in the plotline, I found this picture of Mr. Hottie with what appears to be a lazy-eyed female companion.

Update: I think this is his sister.

13. I really hate when parents make the son-in-law call them Mom and Dad. He has his own parents! Stop that!

14. Family forcing the couple to kiss and them realizing that they're really in love. This is my favorite part of all chick flicks!

15. More piano playing and weird singing... I don't like it now. Oh my gosh it's getting worse. I'm near tears. HAHAHAHAHA oh my gosh it got so awkward that it got good again. Watch for the faces they make and their crazy singing mouths.

16. The jig is up! The news is out! Mr. Douche strikes again!

17. This girl is an idiot. AN IDIOT! Also, this mother sucks.

18. MOMENT OF REALIZATION. Thank goodness, because it's getting past my bed time.

19. Hmm Mr. Douche has more muscles than I realized. Well hello there.. Mr. Pecs.

20. No spoilies, but I'm sure you will be pleased with the ending. It's ridiculous, yet adorable. This is Hallmark after all! A super random dog shows up though... everyone acts like he's their best friend and has been there the whole time...

Recommendation Time!



Pogo? Pogo!

Note: I definitely did a Pink Wednesday nail design for today, but I fudged it up before I could take a picture. But here's something cooler!

I listen to approximately one zillion podcasts throughout the week. I'm almost always at a computer, so I spend most of my time with one earbud in, listening to hilarious dudes talk about equally hilarious things. One show, Jonah Raydio, has a comedian (Jonah Ray) talking to a couple guests each week (usually people who've been in the music industry) while playing a bunch of songs he thinks are awesome. I listed to an episode a while back that talked about a DJ named Pogo who splices famous tv/movie clips into really catchy songs. I think my favorite so far is the Alice remix, although the Scooby Doo one is pretty sweet as well. Here's a few of the videos! Check him out on his website (doesn't he look adorable?) and YouTube channel.

"Alice" - Pogo

"Sugarella" - Pogo

"Scoobystep" - Pogo

P.S. The next holiday movie I'll be watching is Christmas Cupid.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Kicking off the Christmas Season!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I hung out at my parents' house and helped my mom pack stuff. Not a ton of fun, but my brother and sister were back from school, so it was nice. My brother looked (and smelled) like something you'd find in a frat house dumpster the morning after an all-night drink-n-pukeathon, but I made sure we sent him back to Colorado at least 75% better looking (and smelling). You're welcome, World.

I started my Christmas shopping a couple weeks ago (almost done!) which seemed like a good idea, but it's actually horrible. Since I have more time to browse I've ended up buying a TON of stuff. Mostly for myself. *sigh* I bought a bunch of really awesome polishes on Etsy, most of which are Christmas themed. I'll be trying them all out this holiday season, but I'm going to start off with the one I was most excited about and HAD to have. I was actually in Dallas for a training class on glycol dehyrdation when this went on sale. I'm sure I looked like an extreme weirdo huddled in the corner of the room refreshing the page on my phone until  I finally got it.

In keeping with my Christmas tradition last year, here's a little Christmas ditty for you to hum along with while you take a look at KB Shimmer Wrappers Delight.

"Sleigh Ride" - Andy Williams
[I've had this specific version of the song stuck in my head for at least a week now...]

I used a base of e.l.f. Dark Navy and just ONE COAT of Wrappers Delight. It's sooooo full of glitters!!

Christmas Movie Marathon
In other news, I'm going to be watching at least one NEW (as in I've never seen it before) Christmas movie every week until the big day. Tonight's flick is called Holiday Engagement and is available on Netflix instant streaming. No idea if this is good yet, but I will let you know! And if you have any suggestions, I'm all ears! I've seen most of the classics (I think?) and most of the newer ones (90s-present) but I'm sure I missed a lot in the 70s-80s range. I'll do a little research, too.