Beauty & Baggage

Friday, 17 October 2014

Recommended Reads #4

Every Friday, I feature two books that are great companion reads. A sort of, 'if you liked that, read this!' sort of thing. Or, these two novels work great read side by side. And down in the comments, you could all recommend reads that you think go well with either of the novels featured.  You can read the previous installments here.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in Light It Up

 Yesterday, on a quick browsing trip to Boots, I spotted the new Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils (£4.99). They looked like they might be the budget answer to NARS Velvet Lip Pencils, so I picked one up in my go-to red. 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Women on Film: The Good Wife

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 I said, a little while ago, that I'd like to do more posts about one of my favourite things - television. In line with that hope, I'm launching a new series today called 'Women on Film' - a celebration of the most awesome female characters on television today. Let me know if you like it, and I'll do more!

I'm launching the new series, Women on Film, with something of a bumper edition. I knew I had to post about the women of The Good Wife, but which one? Alicia Florrick, the smart, capable wronged wife and mother of two turned legal powerhouse? Kalinda Sharma, the secretive, talented, sexually ambiguous detective? Diane Lockhart, the barrier-breaking, liberal-leaning named partner? Then I realised: it would have to be all three. These women separately are amazing female characters. Together, they are even better - their relationships to one another are of a kind I am delighted to see on screen.
[Warning: possible spoilers ahead]