Nov 27, 2008

Twilight Movie Review!


I am not disappointed after all!!! WEE~~!
No spoilers ahead.. no worries.


Ok.. good points first :
1. Cinematography
The cinematography is amazing, every shot is meticulously painted with beauty. The simulated fog, the mood, the atmosphere.. it really pulls the movie out of the Harry Potter jinxed book-to-movie failures genre. So no worries for those who are expecting a half assed book turned into a lousy movie.. it is definitely NOT.
The lighting is amazing, I love the film filters as well.. greenish blue which sets the rainy mood of Forks.
The baseball scene and the scene where James walks in with the trio is spectacular. epic and breathtaking. Great camera angles.

2. Directing
Catherine Hardwicke does not disappoint. I caught one of her movies before when I was in an Evan Rachel Wood craze, Thirteen. Nikki Reed is also in it(Rosalie in Twilight). Her style of directing is very real.. keeping a thin line stretched between dramatic performance and real-life non acting.
She managed to save alot of bad points in the movie (will be mentioned later)

3. Acting + Chemistry
The acting is great. not amazing. but great for 2 very young actors. or . more than 2.
The chemistry is definitely there. Kristen Stewart pulled her character better off than Robert Pattinson did. but he is oh. so. delicious.
cold sashimi.
Oh. did i mention that Stephanie Meyer makes a cameo in one of the scenes?

4. Soundtrack
The wide variety of music really sets the mood. Some of it is from Stephanie Meyer's personal Twilight soundtrack collection as well!
I am so buying the soundtrack. Debussy Clair de Lune here I come.

Bad Points ahead :
1. Awkward Editing at times
Every scene in the forest is awkward... you feel so awkward you wanna turn away from the screen. Everything seems so staged despite the great acting. Not the baseball scene though.
But all the love scenes in the forest makes you cringe closer to your seat and makes you wish you didn't drag your boyfriend to the cinema.

2. Bad Action Choreography
The fast running, climbing.. is bad. bad bad.
Though the last climax scene was saved by the cinematography.
and the non-existent fangs don't help.
They need better choreography for future movies.

3. Makeup
Not that I am being impossible, but the vampires sorta looked... too corpse? They should have go easy on the white powder there. but other than that, they look completely gorgeous.


I am satisfied.
Will be able to sleep tonight.

Oh, here is a goodie for yall..
Download the Twilight Movie Soundtrack (OST) for free here!
(GET THE ORIGINAL IF YOU LIKE IT!)

Muse - "Supermassive Black Hole"
Paramore - "Decode"
The Black Ghosts - "Full Moon"
Linkin Park - "Leave Out All the Rest"
MuteMath - "Spotlight" ("Twilight" mix)
Perry Farrell - "Going All the Way (Into the Twilight)"
Collective Soul - "Tremble for My Beloved"
Paramore - "I Caught Myself "
Blue Foundation - "Eyes on Fire"
Rob Pattinson - "Never Think"
Iron & Wine - "Flightless Bird, American Mouth"
Carter Burwell - "Bella's Lullaby"


Nov 26, 2008

Make Up Looks: Teal Ocean

Hey hey.. today we are gonna show our version of this look!

Eyeshadow that reaches the brows.. wow.
Let's go!


We will be using the 88 colours pigment pallete.. used by Xsparkage in youtube.
You can get one for yourself here!


Prepare your face with foundation and concealer..Powder your face and fill in your brows.

We mix colour no. 2 and 13.. just dab on both colours...
and apply on the brow bone area.

We painted a triangle .. points : inner brow, inner tear duct, 1 cm below the brow tail.
We use colour no. 6

Using colour 49, we apply on the outer half of the eyelid.

Using colour 77, we brush the lower eyelid and the very last corner of the upper eyelid

Line the lower lashes with liquid liner.
For the upper lashes, line halfway starting from the end.


Apply bronzer, not blusher on the whole area below your cheekbone like the shadow area above.
Highlight your nose tip and put on an autumn nude lipstick!


Hair, Caps and Angels


I love Gemma Ward.. her elfin features is so doll like and ethereal..
Here she is in a print advertorial.. looking like an angel..


We stumbled upon a variety of cool caps in I am Fashion.

Knitted woolies are great!.. though its not practical here locally but they are thick enough to balance off the look that we wanna pull off, you can't do it with scarves of you'll risk looking as if your hair is receding.
Caps are all in the rage cuz its winter now.. but for locals who wanna have a taste of the winter fashion, not to worry.. we are here!


They somehow managed to merge neck scarf and a hood together.. it looks weird...
Unless the neck part extends slightly lower towards the shoulder.. it is definitely an item no one dares to wear.. well, unless it appears in Gossip Girls.


Sophia Costa cap.. What a creative way of adorning the cap with floral knitting!!
Easy to match the clothes that we have too!


Um... HAHA
I was saying that the neck should extend lower.. and here it is!!
and it still looks bad.
The reason is it resembles a Muslim Tudung and Muslim lives in well, tropical sunny countries.
So when the fashion is turned into a knitted woolie.. it looks off.
Turn it back into a scarf for the beaches, please.

Don't forget BlushBerry have some woolies for sale!




Cool Droop Beanie
The coolest beanie ever!
It has a fashionable droop at the back.. wear the over your fringe.. pull it over your ears as well!
Thats the way to go!
Imported from Taiwan.
RM 45



Pink Muffin Cap
A very versatile cap which you can direct the drooping of the cap itself.
Wear it loose for a 'artist' look!
Wear it slanted to one side for a sweet look!
RM 35




Nov 25, 2008

Barbizon Modelling Agency : Birth of Stars

Are you curious bout where celebrities hone their modelling and acting skills?
We stumbled upon this modelling agency's website when we are surfing..

Surprisingly, despite the cheesy name/design... Barbizon Modelling Agency's Success Stories webpage have a collection of celebrities!! They have all studied there before..

Below are some of the celebs who have attended Barbizon:

David Archuleta... American Idol runner up.. now a full time singer

Nik, Kahlen and Lluvy in America's Next Top Model.

Mega stars Ryan Phillipe, Carmen Electra..
Moises Arias from Hannah Montana


Minimal Filigree Dress featured in Tongue in Chic

Guess what we found in Tongue In Chic November 2008 Shopping Guide?

One of our very own apparel..
In the picture, the price is RM 89.. but we are selling the apparel off for RM 40 only..

We also have 2 other colours other than black!

Minimal Filigree
A sweet tube dress that flows around your body in a lightweight material!
Size : Fits Small to Medium
Color : Pink, White, Black
Stock : One per colour
Price : RM 40
Status : Available

A gorgeous print design that is big and bold!
Elastic tube top that stays put above your chest with no danger of falling down!


The white one is more refreshing as it reflects light up to your body and makes you look fairer. Each different colour comes with different floral design.

The black Minimal Filigree gives a very slimming look to your body compared to the other two above.

Special Note : The dress is a breezy sort that billows when the is wind just like bubble dress!


Make Up Store : Group Workshop a Success!!!

Yesterday, Make Up Store had a group workshop catered especially for BlushBerry's readers!
I had a great time meeting everybody.. but I must apologize for wearing sunglasses.. my contact lens hurt so much, my eyes were red and makeup were like smudged.. I rushed to get a pair of sunglasses to hide my monstrosity.

I invited Ringo from Cheeserland.com to come to our workshop too!

The workshop is coordinated by Emila Alvarez, Make Up Store's makeup artist from Sweden.
She is so beautiful and her hands can work magic!!
Ringo is placed as our bait..oops.. I mean model for that day.. haha
This is her pre-makeup look.. with butterfly clips in her hair!


Emila demonstrated 2 types of makeup on Cheesie's face, half of her face has day makeup and the other half night makeup.
The day one is purplish.. to suit her dressing that day.. and the night one is golden bronze like.. with blood red lips!


All our readers are listening intently to what Emila has to say...
They were all given the M magazine..and they were also all provided a set of makeup to use for the workshop.

This is Ringo checking out her dual makeup in a compact mirror..

The process is like these :
8 participants, 1 of them a model..
The Make Up Artist demonstrated 2 types of looks on the model.. while introducing the products and also educating the participants on how to apply make up.
Once the model is made up, each participant apply their own makeup.. assisted and supported by all the makeup artists in the venue.

Dual Ringo. Half brown, half purple. Half red, half sweet.
After the demonstration is done, the makeup artist removed the day makeup from Ringo and completed the other half of the night makeup!

Ringo in Night Makeup!

I hope yall had fun during the workshop girls.. It was great meeting you girls..
This is me and Crystal.


Vanz from M, Crystal, Me and Dorothy.


A bunch of Mulans and me..
I feel like an alien surrounded by babes. T_T

To all of you that came yesterday, you can have 10% discount in ur next buy from BlushBerry!
Cheers and Peace Out.


OMG.
I just realized something.. I have been blogging for so long and I have never actually formally introduced myself.

It's a mystery.
*winks*


Nov 24, 2008

ITS HERE~!!!! (i am disappointed)

For us locals.. Twilight opens this thursday and I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!
So despite my lethargy.. i can barely work.. nor blog.. nor work on my blog designs.. I m like a "______" corpse right now... I searched all the movie reviews for Twilight.

Results?

Out of 4 review, 3 are bad.
but all of them said that the movie will satisfy the books' fans.

A particularly idiotic post by Dlisted

"I was a little afraid to admit this in fear that rabid fangirls would track me down, bite me with their fake vampire fangs, smear strawberry jelly on my neck, drag me to the next showing of this shit and hold me down throughout the whole thing.

I wanted to go, but everyone told me to make sure and go to the 8 o'clock show. That shit is too early for me. They said that was when the tween vampires were out in full force. One of my friends said some 14-year-old bitch wouldn't stop crying and shrieked whenever Robert Pattinson was on the screen. And some of those girls already memorized the lines and shit. Apparently, the hos in the audience are more entertaining than the movie itself. It sounds like I'll need to be drunk, stoned and suffering from a minor concussion to deal with this fuckery.

I didn't go to see this shit, but tons of whores did, because it was the #1 movie at the box office with $70.5 million. That's a whole lot of allowance dollars. Not surprisingly, the sequel is already in the works and so it starts again.....

Here's the full top 10 movies of the weekend:

1. Twilight, $70.6 million
2. Quantum of Solace, $27.4 million
3. Bolt, $27 million
4. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, $16 million
5. Role Models, $7.2 million
6. Changeling, $2.6 million
7. High School Musical 3: Senior Year, $2 million
8. Zack and Miri Make a Porno, $1.7 million
9. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, $1.67 million
10. The Secret Life of Bees, $1.3 million

WTF is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas? That sounds like a Michael Jackson documentary."


I don't wanna waste your time by putting up ALL the reviews I read.. I am afraid I will break your heart.

Until I have watch the film, this is what the world has to say :

44 % in Rotten Tomatoes
That is REALLY BAD.


Find out whether Twilight is a blushberry on Thursday night!
A review will be up as soon as I am back from the cinema.
GIRLS.. Go watch it!!!!
I wanna know what YOU think of the movie!!!
Its ok if you don't buy stuff from BlushBerry for a month, I need some good reviews.. I am so disappointed right now..
T_T

That's all for today. Tomorrow, back to posting!


Nov 19, 2008

Mad Lashes and Brows

Sometimes I do not understand fashion.. like why designers bother to do haute couture when it is just all about showing off your skills.. its not like anyone else can wear them.. not everyone can understand them either!!!
but I guess when you are so immersed in the industry, being the top in the industry doesn't mean that people will actually wear your designs in life.

But that's fashion.

Makeup. They are doing it too. sigh.

MAC latest eyelash.. inspired by Sally Gordon..
(There is a reason why long lashes are often photographed with the model's eyes closed :
1. it looks better
2. the eyelashes are too heavy and they droop when you open your eyes)
Can you actually wear them out other than a photoshoot?


L'Officiel's brow design. double brow to be exact.
SIGH.
Double sigh.


Victoria's Secret Latest Show


From set design to cinematography, get a peek into the planning and pre-production of the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Fountainebleau Miami Beach, with commentary from the creative and production teams.


What started with a bra has evolved into one of the most iconic elements of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Raise your Angel-Q with this retrospective that tells the story of how our supermodels earned their wings.

Free Makeup Workshop : Make Up Store

URGENT!
Girls.. those of you who wanna learn makeup.. and skincare from professionals..
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!

Make Up Store is having a FREE workshop this Monday (24th November 2008)!
8 lucky girls will be given first class makeup lessons and tutorials by Make Up Store's trainer from Sweden, Ms. Emila Alvarez.

You will be taught all the proper skin care procedures and makeup techniques by one of the finest makeup artists flown in from Sweden!


This is NOT a contest.
Email us immediately, cuz it is on Monday starting from 3 pm in Pavilion.
First 8 to email us will be eligible for this workshop immediately.
You do not need to bring any makeup, they are provided.
First come first serve!
(ps.. we are inviting Cheesie from Cheeserland.com too!)

We need your name, email and phone number.
itsablushberry@gmail.com


Current attendees:
1.Yee Yen Leng
2.Ngoi Pik Yie
3.Hannah Xavier
4.Trisha Heah Ming Lin
5. Julia Low Zi Yan
6. Crystal Gan Hui Keng
7. Dorothy Cheoy
8. Crystal Lai

-- FULL --

Nov 18, 2008

Panacea's Latest Makeup Video

She finally did a makeup video again after so long.. well she was scouted and now she have her own cosmetic line..
Youtube is a very nice and BIG stepping stone isnt it.. hehe


X Factor Diana Vickers Smile make up inspired tutorial




Basic MakeUp Series VII : Contouring your face

Last week we talked about how to apply lipliner, lipstick and lipgloss..
Today we are going to talk about how to contour your face..
By contouring your face you can :


1. make you face slimmer


2. make your nose higher and slimmer


3. darken your double chin


4. make your receding hairline less obvious


For this tutorial we will use Make Up Store's loose powder as a bronzer:
Loose Powder: Cafe au Lait




This is the last of the series..
we will have another series which is a Make Up Look Series.. up soon