Friday, 29 November 2013

Movie Review: Thor - The Dark World

Hey guys!

A movie I recently saw was Thor - The Dark World, and today I'd like to share my thoughts on it with you.
It is the sequel to the first Thor movie from 2011, and stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster and many more. It is a Marvel movie.

Spoilers ahead!
The plot takes up on the events of the first Thor movie and the Avengers movie, so if you want to fully understand every reference and situation, you've better seen these two.
This time, the world (or better all worlds) are being put in danger by a new dark force, the Dark Elf Malekith (played by Christopher Eccleston). Thor tries to defeat him and for that has to ask his brother Loki for help. At the same time he is reunited with Jane Foster.
That's as much as I can tell you without giving too much away!

The whole movie was exceptionally beautiful. All the images and pictures and backgrounds and landscapes where so utterly gorgeous and simply stunning, I was amazed.
I loved the story, it was typical superhero Marvel action kind of story, but not boring or obvious. Some plot twists left me quite shocked!
I love the actors, I'm overly fond of Tom Hiddleston, he's my favourite part :D

And I always have to laugh at the end. The second the movie is over, everyone gets ready to leave. Wrong thing to do when watching a Marvel movie! After the first part of the credits, everybody disbelievingly turns around to see that there is an extra scene, then they all leave. Next big mistake. It was seriously only my friends and I, as well as three guys, who waited till the very end of all of the credits to see the second extra scene. Even the cinema employee didn't know about the extra scenes and tried to hush us out of there when the credits started! Always interested in seeing who's enough of a Marvel fan!

I was very very entertained by this movie, enjoyed it a lot! If you're a fan of the genre, or Marvel, or any of the actors, I can definitely recommend it!

xoxo, Misch

Thursday, 28 November 2013

December LE Previews

Hey guys!
With December almost upon us, I thought I would share two LE previews. Both Limited Editions are supposed to be released within the next couple of weeks.

Essence will launch a LE called Dark Romance, and it can be seen here *click*. It looks rather interesting with some cool products like the velvet mousse blushes and the cream highlighter, but it doesn't exactly look festive to me. I always love Essence's holiday themed LEs, but this year I feel like we're missing out! But we'll see at the store :)

Catrice will release a LE called Celtica, which is to be seen here *click*. This isn't exactly filled with Christmas spirit either, feels more like one of Catrice's January LEs. I do quite like it on the pictures, even though it starts to remind me spring, which is not what I need right now :D But again, we'll see!

What do you think of these LEs?

And to all those of you who celebrate it: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I made pumpkin pie for the occasion, which is great :D Have a lovely holiday guys!

xoxo, Misch

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

NOTD November 27: Catrice Rocking Royals LE C03 Royal Blue

Hey there!
Know it took me a while, but here you finally have the swatches of the other nail polish I got from Catrice's Rocking Royals LE, C03 Royal Blue!
Royal Blue is, as the name suggests, a blue color. It's very cool toned and definitely doesn't lean towards green, and also not purple. It has a very strong silver shimmer to it.

It applied really nicely, a tiny bit thick but very very pigmented. Here I'm wearing 2 coats. It dries to a somewhat muted finish, but I put a top coat over it.
This shade actually reminds me a lot of OPI's Russian Navy Suede, which you can see here *click*. They are nowhere near being close in color and finish, but I do see some similarities. Can you agree with me?

What do you think of this one?
xoxo, Misch

Friday, 15 November 2013

NOTD November 15th: Catrice Rocking Royals LE C04 Emerald Queen

Hi there!

Today I'd like to show you a nail polish my sister recently picked up: Emerald Queen from Catrice's new Rocking Royals LE.
Emerald Queen is a light green shade with blue undertones. Looks very aquatic actually! It has this strong silver shimmer in it.

Application was great, it's very very pigmented. I barely needed the second coat I applied. It also dries very fast and to a somewhat muted finish, but not utterly matte. Reminds me a bit of a more shiny version of OPI's Suede finish! You can't really see that here, though, as I added a top coat.
The Rocking Royals Collection is out now, November 2013, and it contains 4 more nail polishes. I have another one of these to show you within the next couple of days :)

What do you think of it?

xoxo, Misch

Friday, 8 November 2013

NOTD November 8th: Essie - After School Boy Blazer

Hi guys!

Today I'd like to show you one of Essie's current nail polishes, After School Boy Blazer.
After School Boy Blazer is a very deep blue creme, very shiny, too. It's not blackened, however.
Application was great, it is very very pigmented. 1 coat was almost enough, but I added a second coat just to be sure.

After School Boy Blazer is part of Essie's Fall Collection for 2013, called For The Twill Of It. It is available now!

What do you think of it?
xoxo, Misch

Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Fifth Estate Movie Review

Hi guys!

Today I'd like to review a current movie called The Fifth Estate, which I saw this weekend with a fellow bitch of mine!

The Fifth Estate is a dramatized portrayal of the years 2007 to 2010 in the life of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. It focuses on his relationship with Daniel Berg, who wrote a book about this matter, on which the movie is partly based. These years mark the growing success of WikiLeaks and therefore have a lot of story to be told.

Julian Assange is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and Daniel Berg by German/ Spanish actor Daniel Brühl. In addition to that, we have David Thewlis and Peter Capaldi starring in it.

I'm gonna start right away with the fact why I was really really impressed by this movie: the acting. Sounds unspectacular, we're talking about a movie with acting in it after all :D But the acting in this movie was utterly brilliant. In front of everything, Benedict Cumberbatch. It's no secret he's a great actor, and I really enjoy the stuff he does. But in this movie, I was blown away. His talent is unbelievable! He was stunning, mesmerizing, fascinating and utterly impressive. The things he can do with body language and facial expressions, the multitude of emotions he can portray in a perfectly realistic's amazing!
He was not the only good actor in this movie, though :D I loved Daniel Brühl, he did an equally great job and was a great counterpart for Benedict Cumberbatch.

The plot was okay, but at some times left things open. It did do a good job telling the story, but at some parts I felt like it should have been done a bit differently. I really enjoyed the very last scene, however!
But what the plot lacked was compensated by the actors. I wouldn't watch it solely for the story, but for the whole of it. Trust me, it's worth it!

I definitely recommend it, I enjoyed it a lot!
Has anyone of you seen it?
xoxo, Misch

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

NOTD November 6th: Essie - School Of Hard Rocks

Hey everyone!

Today I'd like to show you Essie's School Of Hard Rocks!
School Of Hard Rocks is a dusty creme. It's color is somewhere between blue, green and grey, quite hard to define! On me it looks mostly like a tealish blue in my opinion.

Application was good, it was on the rather thin side but easily manageable. I did 3 thin coats for this result as it was a bit patchy after 2.
School Of Hard Rocks was part of Essie's Winter Collection of 2011, but you might still be able to get it!

I really love this shade, it makes for a gorgeous fall color, and it's very interesting!
What do you think of it?

xoxo, Misch

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

October '13 Favourites

Hey there!

Today I'd like to share my favorites of the month of October with you guys :) Even though I wasn't really posting frequently, that doesn't mean that I didn't use any cosmetics!
Here are my favs:
Sleek Blush by 3 Flame - I love love love this blush palette! The colors are bright and warm, perfect for autumn, and they are great to wear :) My review can be found here *click*.

Essence Superheroes LE Thermo Effect Nail Polish 01 Fantastic Girl - even though I only bought this towards the end of the month, I am so so mesmerized by its effect that I just had to include this here! You can see it on my nails in this post *click*.

Essie Not Just A Pretty Face - this is a stunning nude nail polish, and I love wearing it on my toes! I always just reapply it, a great shade! Can be seen on my nails here *click*.

Kiko Eyeshadow 132 - a beautiful warm brown shade with a golden shimmer. Great for all kinds of looks! You can see swatches of it here *click*.

Sephora Waterproof eye makeup remover - I bought this one during my recent trip to France, and quite enjoy using it! A review will come up soon :)

So, that's it for my monthly favorites! What were yours? Share them with me!

xoxo, Misch

Sunday, 3 November 2013

NOTD November 3rd: Essence Superheroes LE Thermo Effect Nail Polish 01 Fantastic Girl

Hi guys!

Yesterday I already shared my thoughts on Essence's current Superheroes LE with you, and now I'd like to show you the nail polish I bought, Fantastic Girl.
Fantastic Girl is a so-called Thermo Effect Nail Polish. That means it changes its color according to temperature. In the bottle it looks like a medium berry purple shade, without any glitter particles whatsoever. But this color varies. When I'm totally warm, it is of a bright barbie pink. When utterly cold, for example after putting it under cold water, you get a deep purple shade. The color really varies! It's also not limited to the whole nail, sometimes only the tips discolor, or different parts!
The reaction is immediate. It literally changes color within the second you put it under a different temperature water. That is really awesome!
Application was fine, it's a bit sheer at first, and with 2 coats you still have a bit of a visible nail line. I did 3 here, and no top coat as I was afraid it'd alter the color changing effect. It probably does.

I'm a huge fan of this nail polish, it's just too cool!
What do you think of it?

xoxo, Misch

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Spotted: Essence Superheroes LE

Hey there!

Long time no see, very long time! Deeply sorry for that, but I just never found the time...but better now than never, so yay, a new post from me!

I recently saw Essence's Superheroes LE at the drugstore, so this is what I'd like to talk about today! I didn't even know about this LE, there you go, that's how much I've been up to date recently!
But anyways, this is a fun LE themed around nail art and stuff.
It contains 6 effect nail polishes, 3 glitter containers, 1 brush, 2 sets of nail stickers, 1 nail polish remover and 1 beauty bag.
You can see promo pics of everything here *click*.

The nail polishes are of very different effects. From liquid sand to holo and flakies, there's something for everyone! I didn't find them to be that exciting, except for one: the Thermo Effect Nail Polish. It's called 01 Fantastic Girl and it's of a deep berry pink shade. But it changes its color according to temperature! It can go from a bright barbie pink to a deep purple, and that stuff really works! It's like the coolest thing ever! I'll be showing you pictures of it on my nails tomorrow so you get an idea of how cool the effect is!
The little containers of glitter are quite fun, they are just loose particles.

The brush is there to brush off loose particles when using glitter.

The sets of nail stickers are two very different ones. One consists of comic stickers, and the other of silver and golden stripes. I got that one because I figured it might be nice for Christmas themed nail art :) It's called 02 rescue me!
The nail polish remover is pink and has glitter in it, it's quite awesome :D

Last but not least, the beauty bag. It's rather small and very glittery, but I'm sure could be nice.

Well, after all, this is a rather fun LE that does have some cool things in it, but still didn't utterly excite me. But I love the nail polish!
Did you get anything from it?
xoxo, Misch