Day 2: The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense (1999)

(9/23.111)

“A boy who communicates with spirits that don’t know they’re dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.”

I was so excited to see this made the list; I haven’t seen it in ages! When I was young, so many scenes in this movie terrified me. The closet scene and Misha Barton spring to mind immediately.

My god, that closet scene haunted me as a child. Honestly, I’m still scared to be trapped in a closet. And I blame it all on this movie.

HJO was so great in this. And yeah, I abbreviated his name. Deal with it.

I remember one of my favorite things to do while watching this movie was look for the red in every scene. I also remember this movie started my love affair with glass doorknobs. If you haven’t seen it in a while, give it a watch! And if you’ve never seen it, give it a watch! Especially if you didn’t have the ending spoiled for you. (15 years is a long time to avoid spoilers, so congratulations are in order if you managed to do it!)

Available on Netflix Instant? No :(

Day 1: Hellraiser

Hellraiser (1987)

(9/27.333)
Hellraiser Movie Poster

(Quick note on the score (9/27.333) The 9 means it was featured on 9 of the 21 lists, and the 27.333 is the movie’s average ranking on all of the lists.)

“An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.”

Day one, Hellraiser! This is the first one on the list, and I have never seen it. I’ll be honest- I spent a lot of the time drooling over the house featured in this movie. It’s so beautiful and I would like to live in it please.

Look at that door. I want that door.

Now that I have drooled over the house, I can talk about the movie. I really enjoyed it! I can see why so many people consider it a classic horror movie. I liked the plot, and there was a lot of disturbing imagery in the movie, which is what all great horror movies need.

I really don’t want to give away anything about the movie, just in case someone wants to watch it for the first time as well. I will say that I love Kirsty as a character. I expected her to be like most female characters in 80′s horror movies, so I was pleasantly surprised about how awesome she was.

Available on Netflix Instant? YES


I don’t think I want to use this list to rate movies or something like that. I just want to have this be a little movie journal. Because everyone should document their horror watching experience.

Any guesses on what tomorrow’s film will be?

31 Days of Horror

October is my favorite month of the year. It is socially acceptable to talk about horror and gore all day, and people think your collection of decorative skulls is festive (even though they are actually displayed all year long). To celebrate this wonderful month, I have decided to watch the ultimate Halloween movies all month long.

To figure out which movies deserved to be on the list, I rounded up 21 of the Best Horror Movies lists and averaged everything out. It was a very dorky and fun way to spend a couple of hours.

To qualify, the list had to be ranked- nothing that was labelled ‘in no particular order’. That’s just cheating nonsense. I made an Excel spreadsheet of over 200 movies, and the movies that appeared on the most lists were the top contenders. I then averaged their scores from each of their rankings and put them from least to greatest. And the list was born!

Each day I’ll be posting what movie I watched, what it’s final score was, and a few screenshots. I promise I won’t spoil anything! Let me know if you want to follow along with me! If you do, I’ll put up the schedule somewhere on this blog, or on Google Docs prehaps.

Let the horror commence!

Dream Home Wishlist

I love houses. Not really going out on a limb by saying that, I know, but it’s a big part of my life. Everything about houses fascinate me. I love abandoned houses, small houses in the city, large converted barns, Brooklyn brownstones, and many more. I’m always looking at houses wherever I am, and looking at houses online is my #1 hobby.

I really do think that houses with character are the greatest kinds of houses. I dream about finding an old home and restoring it, taking years to make it just right. And of course, I have a dream home wishlist. I go through houzz.com and just sigh deeply. Here are some things I will have in my home one day, I promise. As long as it doesn’t interfere with the original details of the home, obvs.

Bookshelf Ladder

Maybe it’s because of Beauty and the Beast, but I’ve always wanted a ladder to glide across my floor to ceiling bookshelves.

 
Yeah. I blame Disney.
 
 
Private Patio
 
Lately I’ve found myself coveting a small, cozy back patio. Something comfy and inviting, with lots of greenery and seating.
 
I’m really drawn to these private yards, regardless of whether they’re modern, rustic, or whatever.
 
 
Reading Space
 
I really want a place to read. I have such a hard time not falling asleep if I read on my bed, and I can never get comfortable just sitting in a chair. I would love some kind of nook, just a little bed or window seat where I could get comfortable.
 
 
 
 
What are you dream home essentials? Let me know! Or let me know if you’ve actually have a dream about a room, because I just did. And I must have it IRL.

Summer Hair (and a smidge of makeup)

I don’t want to talk about how long ago my last post was. Wah wah wah.

Anyway, I had an audition this morning and had to do my hair and makeup all fancy like. While it looked pretty nice, it made me realize how I really need some summer hair and makeup ideas floatin’ around in my brain. I live in Georgia, which is basically like living in Satan’s sauna. So I browsed and found some of my faves. 

 

braid, braids, fishtail braid, hair

the wave-and-braids combo

 

lips

 

Fishtail Braid for High Ponytail: Summer Hairstyles for Long Hair

This summers hair

Dress up your bun!

 

 

jalouse april 2014 thylane blondeau by stian foss 16

 

 

Pinks  #beauty

Scarf head wrap

 

wave it out

 

loosely-tied braids

 

bright matte lip

 

I’m in love with bright lips for summer. And the glossy skin? To die for. Now, who knows how to do glossy skin without looking like you rubbed some pizza oil on your face?

Masters of Style – Virginia

Finally, my queen.  Virginia Johnson is a single mom, former night club singer, and sex enjoyer. She helps Dr. Masters with all the research, and she’s all around super great. While Libby’s clothes are lighter and flowier, and very classically feminine. Ginny is very feminine as well, but in a much sexier and darker sort of way.

Virginia mostly wears perfectly fitted skirts and dresses.

I love that silk robe. It’s sexy and feminine and everything that Virginia is.

 

Good ol’ Ginny wears a lot of red and black. Passion, people. The red shirt shows that she’s passionate.

I’m so obsessed with this dress. I want it. I’ll wear it grocery shopping.

So that’s Virginia Johnson. Mother, lover, research assistant.

 

I want this show to come back on, please.

Masters of Style – Libby

Libby Breakdown. I actually was going to post just once, but I started getting pictures and decided these ladies each needed their own post. So this is part two, and Virginia will be part three.

Libby is Dr. Master’s wife, and her only wish is to have a child. She fits the profile of the perfect fifties housewife- she’s beautiful, kind, and ready to make a drink for her husband.

Libby is usually dressed in lighter colors, although she does sometimes stray with a more saturated green, but I have never seen her in a fitted sheath dress, as far as I can remember. Her look is typically fitted at the waist with a flouncing skirt.

Her makeup is very light and neutral, which makes her look even more angelic. She’s killing that head scarf. Get it, girl.

Her hair is wonderfully polished. All the time.

 

 

This outfit is my favorite Libby outfit, and it actually reminds me a lot of Virginia.

 

Ah, sweet Libby. I love the friendship between her and Virginia. Poor girl has been through a lot.

 

Up next, Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

Masters of Style

Masters of Sex! I just finished the first season yesterday, and I absolutely loved it. It took me an embarrassingly short amount of time to finished the season. Whoops. But it’s starting up again soon and I’m very excited! Mostly because of how the last episode ended, but ALSO because of the style! The clothes, hair, makeup, and set are all flawless. I’m so in love. I was going to do one post, but it started to get really, really long and I decided to split it up. Libby, Virginia, and everyone else.

Here’s everyone else.

I love the brooch, but I’m really scoping out that lamp in the background.

This is in Virginia’s home, and it’s one of my favorite shots of the show. I’m so beyond obsessed with that rug.

I’m also obsessed with that copper oven. I want to have it roped off, sculpture.

A great shot of the secretary arena. I really love Jane’s watch. Jane’s the one in yellow, just by the way. I love her bright blonde hair and bright red lipstick.

Another shot of Virginia’s house. I really love the entire design of her home. That stained glass? I’m drooling.

This show feels the most authentic, time wise. I’m not really sure why. Maybe Jane truly looks like a Hitchcock girl to me? Do I really need to comment on all of these? Maybe when I actually have something to say.

( I need this wallpaper in my life.)

Shout out to my girl Annaleigh Ashford! Kinky Boots! Hurrah!

I’m looking through all these pictures and I’m finding so many details that I love, like Betty’s shoes and the lamp in the picture above.

I’m going to post the next two posts very soon. Like, probably in about twenty minutes. I like to go a few weeks without posting anything and then posting three posts with no original content, just pretty pictures of a pretty show.

 

(I grabbed these from the Showtime site, just by the way.)

 

Shameless Self Promotion

So I like to draw. I’m not super great, but I love to do it. And I decided to use my television obsession to my advantage and actually make something. So I did! I started a society6.com store and posted two of my drawings! Fun times!

SOCIETY 6 STORE!

store!

 

I’m really excited about this! I plan on adding lots more, so stay tuned!

Super Fashion Hair

 

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So you know how you see those pictures on pinterest or whatever, and the model has the perfectly messy, super cool braid around her head? And you say to yourself, I can totally do that? And then you realize you really, really can’t? I go through that daily. But I think I can kinda fake it, and I figured I would teach you how. Luckily, I’m even worse at photography than I am at braiding hair! So not only are the instructions mediocre, the photos are blurry! Lucky you, dear reader!

 

STEP ONE

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Start with unbrushed, wavy hair. I think braids look best when they’re messy, and when your hair is perfectly sleek the IDGAF look goes out the window. I just put a little serum on the ends and then let it air dry.

 

STEP TWO

This is where pictures start to get a little blurry, y’all.Image

Pick a few pieces of hair to hang around your face. Strands of hair around your face lets everyone know that you are a super cool, relaxed, and naturally stylish person.

STEP THREE

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Split your hair in half. Decide it’s best not to think about how jacked up your hairline is.

STEP FOUR

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Start braiding from the bottom of your hair. I’m sure that has a technical term. Let’s just stick with bottom. I did a dutch braid, because I don’t know how to french braid. I thought I did, until I realized that I have only ever done a dutch braid. How do you french braid?

STEP FIVE

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Braid your hair until you run out. Don’t worry about little pieces sticking it. They just add to your cool-girl vibe.

STEP SIX

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Tie off your braid with an elastic, then see where you stopped dutching the braid. Does that make any sense? Knowing where you stopped adding hair into the braid will make it easier for you to get your braids a little more symmetrical.

STEP SEVEN

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Pick which braid look shittier, then pin that one up first. The better looking braid will go in front of the ugly one. Life is just one big beauty contest.  Also, you will give yourself awesome forehead wrinkles while trying to do this. You can rock ‘em.

STEP EIGHT

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Pin up the better braid. Marvel at its beauty. Then pin any pieces of hair that look out of place or weird. If a braid looks funky, you can usually fix it with a bobby pin. Don’t just start again. Believe in your braid.

 

 STEP NINE

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ROCK YOUR BRAID. You can tuck the strands of hair behind your ears, leave them down, just whatever you want. Remember, imperfections show the world that you’re too busy and fabulous to spend time perfecting a halo braid. Also, choose which side of your hair looks better and insist that you can only be photographed from that side.

 

I hope somebody out there finds this mildly helpful. I’m using the whole ‘this is my first hair tutorial’ thing to excuse the mediocrity of the photos, the instructions, the awkward posing,  and the bad photo shopping I did to my skin. I’ll get better at doing stuff, I promise!