Monday, 31 March 2014

2014 - 20 Movies to Watch This Year ♥

Hello my lovelies! How have you all been?! It feels like I haven't posted in ages!

Well mostly cause it's true HAHAHA.

But oh well, at least I'm here now! I've finally finished most of my tests/internals as well as auditions and whatnot so I don't really have an excuse not to post now.

Anyways, lately I've been really obsessed with watching movies and I'm counting down the days until I see Divergent (which hasn't come out yet in New Zealand) - so I figured I should do a post on what else I'm going to be seeing in the cinemas this year! I'm honestly so excited because 2014 feels like the year for movies, if you feel me?! It feels like so many great books have been made into movies and so many sequels to great movies are coming out and argh everything seems so wondeful.

You need this. Print it out. Screenshot it. Just keep this somewhere!
To kick off this post, I found this wonderful calendar floating around on Facebook! This little thing is actually for America which doesn't really make sense since I'm from New Zealand but whatever - it gives me a rough estimate of when things are coming out which is good enough for me huehuehue.  Most of y'all reading this are from America anyways - but if you want one for New Zealand, I'll probably add it at the bottom of the post!

Time for the movies I'm definitely going to see!

Note: All dates below are for New Zealand. ♥ (Sorry!)

20 Movies to Watch This Year ♥ 

1. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 - 2013

Okay this came out last year but whatever. This was such a freaking good movie and asdfghjkl the puns were amazing. 10/10 



2. Frozen - 2013


I know this also came out last year but I saw it last month and I am O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D! I swear everyone in my school is obsessed with it too because I always hear people singing 'Do You Wanna Build A Snowman' or 'Let It Go'. Or maybe that's just me. But oh my god, I'm obsessed with 'Love Is An Open Door'. 




This looks like such a good movie! I really want to see it asdfghjkl but no one wants to watch it with me. *Sad* It's basically about the three people in the picture travelling back in time to rewrite history which sounds pretty cool right?! So why does no one want to see it? Anger.




This looks so good! I remember watching the first movie two years ago and it was great - so I'm definitely going to watch this!



I'm seeing this next week and I'm so freaking excited! I absolutely love the Divergent series (except for Allegiant) and asdfghjkl I really like all of the actors in the movie! Shailene (Tris) seems so lovely and is just gorgeous and Theo James (Four) is just a babe. Tris definitely isn't what I pictured when I read the books - I expected a really plain-looking Tris with an ugly nose - but I'm really glad they chose Shailene and not a plain Jane (otherwise it would be a really long 139 minutes).


6. Rio 2 -  April 17


You guys have no idea how excited I am for Rio 2. Rio has definitely been one of my favourite movies ever since it came out and when I found out a sequel was coming out this year, I was pumped. I mean who can honestly watch the trailer and say they don't want to see it. It looks amazing. Hopefully it'll be just as good as Rio and if it is - I'll definitely buy the DVD!


7. The Lego Movie - April 17


To be honest, I actually have no idea whatsoever what this movie is about but since it's got Lego in it - I'm definitely watching it HAHAHA. I actually saw a trailer for this last month when I was watching Frozen and I didn't have a clue what was going on - but based on the score on Rotten Tomatoes, it sounds like it'll be amazing. I mean 97% ?! That is freaking amazing for Rotten Tomatoes cause I swear everything is so harshly critiqued on there. I mean Breaking Dawn Part 2? I thought that was pretty good to be honest but no - apparently it's less than average with a pretty bad score of 49%. I swear everyone just has a mindset that the Twilight series sucks.


8. The Other Woman - April 17


If you haven't seen the trailer for this - you need to watch it. (Click here) This movie looks freaking hilarious. I mean 3 chicks trying to screw over a cheating date/boyfriend/husband/whatever? Sounds like a great chick flick to me.


9. The Amazing Spiderman 2 - April 24


You know this is going to be good cause Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are in it. I ship them so much. Cutest couple ever. Oh and check this video out - it's freaking hilarious HAHAHA. (Click here)


10. Maleficent - May 29


I can't wait to see Maleficent! Basically this movie is about what happened before Sleeping Beauty and what made Maleficent turn evil and curse Aurora. HAHAHA clearly I'm really bad at writing summaries but whatever! The trailer looks really good so definitely check it out!

Also, MAC is coming out with a Maleficent collection which will be released at the same time as the movie - but in my opinion, everything seems really meh. I'm not sure if it's just me, but I was expecting really dark and vampy colours. Like dark purples and greens and whatnot - I mean, it's like Maleficent's signature colour?! But no. It's mainly neutrals which just confuses me cause it's meant to be a MALEFICENT collection. That being said, the lipstick and gloss looks really good!


11. The Fault in Our Stars - June 5


When this poster came out a while ago, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. 'One sick love story'. *Nervously laughs*

I'm still not sure if I'm ready for the movie come out in a few months - cause what if it doesn't do the book justice? I feel like during the entire movie, I'll just be too freaked out about Hazel and Augustus kissing cause in Divergent, Shailene and Ansel are siblings which just seems wrong asdfghjkl. I wonder if it's awkward to play brother and sister in one movie - and lovers in another. Hopefully this movie will be great and not ruin the book.


12. Okay so apparently I couldn't count and somehow went from 11 to 13. So this is 12. Sorry!

13. 22 Jump Street - June 19


If you haven't already seen 21 Jump Street. You need to watch it ASAP because it is just freaking hilarious. Just by watching the trailer (here), you can tell this movie's going to be good cause I mean - all of those lines HAHAHA.

Channing Tatum: We're like a power couple.
Jonah Hill: We're like Rihanna and Chris Brown. You're a good dancer and sometimes you're meaner than I'd like you to be.

HAHAHA. Please tell me you found that funny.


14. Transformers 4: Age of Extinction - June 26


I thought the third movie was going to be the last one but apparently they're trying to milk as much money as they can out of the Transformers series; and made a fourth one. To be honest, I'm not really interested in watching this as much as the other movies on this list - but I know my family will want to see it so yeah. The last movie was sort of meh - the graphics and everything were cool - but other than that, it was pretty average and not as exciting as I expected.


15. How to Train Your Dragon 2 - July 3


I absolutely loved 'How to Train Your Dragon'. It was like the perfect mix of everything and was just freaking amazing. There were bits where you were laughing your head off at Hiccup and Toothless' plain stupidity and whatnot - and there were bits where the feels were just overwhelming and you just wanted to cry and hug something cute and fluffy. Or maybe that's just me. Basically, the first movie was a 10/10 - it was such a good movie for an animated film and not to mention, was one of a kind. No surprises it got 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. So yeah, I have high expectations for the sequel!

Note: All of the movies down below haven't released any posters or details so I won't talk about them but they're there for you to look up later in the year! I might update if I remember! 

16. The Giver - August 21
17. The Maze Runner - September 18
18. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 - November 20
19. The Hobbit 3: There and Back Again - December 11
20. Night At The Museum 3 - Unknown


So that's all the movies I'm going to be seeing this year! What's on your must-watch list? Oh and here's my 2014 movie calendar for New Zealand as promised!

Lots of Love,

Michelley ♥

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Saturday, 15 March 2014

YSL Glossy Stain Dupes - Korean Lip Tints and Stains ♥

Time for Korean dupes! The thing I love about all of these dupes is that they are super easy to find - you can find them easily online on websites such as Roseroseshop.comCosmetic-love.com and even eBay! There are plenty of other Korean cosmetics sellers but I personally like to shop off the above three! Not to mention, Roseroseshop.com is super cheap while Cosmetic-love.com and eBay both include free worldwide shipping in their prices!

Anyways time to carry on!

Korean YSL Glossy Stain Dupes

A'pieu 1-2-3 Perfect Lips




Roseroseshop.com - $9.60 USD
I've haven't really heard much about A'pieu before and I'm not really sure whether this brand is new or not. All I know is that it's Missha's sister brand so I'm unsure whether I should just YOLO and try this. But I really like the packaging and colours and everything of this tint! The packaging looks super cute and pretty and I love the look of RD01 and CR01!

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Aritaum World Glam Coating Tint


eBay.com - $12.56 USD
In the advertising? picture or whatever this is called, this looks so freaking good! I especially love the look of No. 1 New York and No.6 Seoul. They look like gorgeous pinks and all of the colours look great except maybe for No.4 Bali. I was actually thinking of getting this myself but apparently some of the colours aren't true to the display picture which really sucks.

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Holika Holika PRO:BEAUTY Tinted Rouge



eBay - $9.43 USD
Love the colour selection for this! There's hot pinks, baby pinks, a red, oranges, corals, everything! I love the look of PK103! I think I might order it when I run out of something huehuehue.


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Innisfree Vivid Tint Rouge


Roseroseshop.com - $8.00 USD
This is the only dupe I've personally tried and oh my god, I love it. I can't tell you how much I like this. It's not drying at all - in fact, it's super moisturising. The one I have, No.5 is super pigmented and argh! It's just perfection.

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Missha Signature Glam Art Triple Lips



Roseroseshop.com - $14.24 USD
I'm not sure if this is true or not but apparently this is the most popular dupe for the YSL Glossy Stain. In fact, it kind of seems better! Loving TPK02 and TRD01 but just from the lip swatches, some of the colours seem really similar.

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Peripera Peri's Tint Gloss


Roseroseshop.com - $8.00 USD
I couldn't find any photos of the colours available so you'll have to google them yourself but this looks pretty good in my opinion! I love the look No.1 Pink Jane (I'm liking pinky corals at the moment) and the variety of colours seems not too shabby!

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 The Face Shop FACE it Artist Finger Gloss


eBay - $13.03 USD
The wand of this is really interesting in my opinion! It has an curved applicator tip which is a little strange but I'm sure there's a reason for it! The colours seem really standard and nothing special - so I'll probably won't choose to buy this dupe.

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Tony Moly Kiss Lover Lip Master



Roseroseshop.com - $7.84 USD
I really like the look of this dupe! The packaging is pretty nice in my opinion and there seems to be a good variety in colours! I really like the look of No.7 - I feel like most Korean lip products don't seem to be made in this colour and I'm super tempted to buy this ASAP!

That's the end of today's post! I hope you liked seeing all the different dupes I could find for the YSL Glossy Stain! My favourites from this post are the A'pieu and Tony Moly lip tints/stains and I might be buying either one of them soon! Feel free to tell me if you've tried any of these before and which is your favourite Korean dupe!

Lots of Love,

Michelley ♥

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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

YSL Glossy Stain Dupes - American Lip Tints and Stains ♥

Hello my lovelies! I'm back again! Sorry for the very late posts nowadays - I have exams coming up and I'm still not used to this year's workload argh. Anyways today, I have list of YSL Glossy Stain dupes for you! If you haven't already read my round-up of the YSL Glossy Stain, simply click here to read it before continuing on! This will probably be a extremely picture-heavy post (more than usual) so let's just get right into it!

American/European YSL Glossy Stain Dupes

Loreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine/Aqua Lacquer Stain

Ulta.com - $9.99 USD
This is definitely the most known/popular dupe for the YSL Glossy Stain. Some say it's better than the real deal and some say it's far worse. In my opinion, they have quite a nice variety of colours even though there are only 12 shades and if I had to pick, I'd choose Infinite Fuschia or Berry Persistent even though they aren't colours I'd usually go for!

Maybelline Colour Elixir Lip Colour


Ulta.com - $8.99 USD
Oh my god, I've been really liking these since I first heard of them on Erica's blog (Click here for the review). I really like the look of Raspberry Rhapsody, Rose Redefined, Mauve Mystique, Captivating Carnation and yeah! Too bad there isn't a red in this line - I was pretty surprised considering there are so many mauvey and plummy shades.

Milani Power Lip Lasting & Moisturising Gloss Stain

Milanicosmetics.com - $6.49 USD

I haven't really heard much of this one and it appears that it hasn't reached many drugstores in the US yet. I don't think I'll ever try this simply because it's so hard to find online (and even then it probably won't ship to New Zealand). Love the look of Pink Lemonade but it doesn't seem like anything special.

Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer

Asos.com - $12.21 USD
I really like quite a few colours in this range! They all seem super pigmented - even the lighter ones - from swatches online and I'm really considering getting a few - especially cause they're so cheap! Not to mention, you can buy these off Asos.com which means free shipping worldwide! Woo! I'm thinking of ordering either Celestial or Nova or maybe even Galaxy for when it gets colder here! Stellar and Big Bang seem like lovely reds and argh! I just want everything!


Topshop Gloss Ink
Topshop.com - $13.32 USD
After seeing this on Fleur De Force's blog, I'm currently re-evaluating my stance on... clothing store makeup/beauty products..? I don't really know if there's like a proper term for it but what I basically mean is that I only like to buy makeup/beauty products from beauty/cosmetic brands that are sold at drugstores, supermarkets and department stores etc. Like whenever I see makeup/nail polish etc. at like a clothing store such as Cotton On or Forever 21, I never think about buying it cause it just seems like most of the time, it'll come out horrible and cheap quality.

But I don't know, even though the Gloss Ink looks and sounds really good from her post, I still have the whole don't-buy-makeup-from-clothing-stores mindset in my head. Like I'd rather play it safe and buy from a legitimate cosmetics brand cause they actually specialise in that field. Not to mention, the Gloss Ink is actually more harder to find that most of the other lip stains and is also more expensive?!

And that's the end of today's post! It appears I only found 5 American/European dupes for the YSL Glossy Stain but I have a HUGE list of Korean dupes! That's going to be coming up as soon as I finish adding photos and everything but in the meantime, let me know if you've tried any of these and if you liked this post!

Lots of Love,

Michelle ♥

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