Mid-Year Update! A Look Back into the Past 6 Months!

We are already halfway through 2018!

Only 6 more months and it’s 2019! BROOKLYN 99 COMES BACK!!! No, of course I don’t measure time based on my favourite tv show…

EXCEPT THAT I DO!!!

This year has been good for me. Television wise. I’ve fallen back in love with some shows, I’ve hated some, I discovered new series…

JANUARY


FEBRUARY

  • Posted part 2 and 3 of my First Impression January Pilot series
  • I reviewed Mozart in The Jungle’s 4th season
  • I did a beauty autumn haul despite being February
  • I went back to University
  • Season 3 of unREAL premiered

MARCH

  • I voted in our government elections (it went super poorly, btw)
  • Cried about university a lot
  • Watched the premiere of FX’s “Atlanta” and then stopped.
  • NBC’s “Rise” premiered
  • NBC’s “This Is Us” ended.
  • I watched Jordan Peele’s Academy Award Winning movie “Get Out”
  • I started watching “Key and Peele” and became obsessed with them.
  • HBO’s “Barry” premiered with my man Bill Hader
  • I taught english to a lot of people
  • I went out for drinks twice in one week
  • Silicon Valley’s 5th season premiered

APRIL

  • Easter happened
  • I started watching “One Day at a Time” from its 2nd season and royally fucked up.
  • Went out shopping with my best friend (we’re both such cheap people we didn’t buy anything)
  • I spent an entire day with my best friend and we watched Paddington 2 (It was adorbs)
  • The Suits finale happened and yes, I’m still angry about it.
  • Went to the cinema for the first time in ages to watch a movie about Silvio Berlusconi. (It wasn’t propaganda. Not at all.
  • Mozart in The Jungle got cancelled by Amazon

MAY

  • John Mulaney’s “Kid Gorgeous” became available on Netflix so of course I watched that AND “The Comeback Kid”
  • I kept on going to uni (YAY)
  • Finally watched The Lonely Island’s “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” and loved it and its stupid stupid songs.
  • I studied a lot
  • Watched the best and most trashy three nights of the year: The Eurovision Song Contest (I’m still mad about Portugal; Italy was robbed last year)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine got cancelled and I cried like there was no tomorrow
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine got picked up by NBC THE NEXT FUCKING DAY
  • Started watching my first australian TV show “The Let Down”.
  • Most TV shows aired its season finales
  • Watched the Royal Wedding
  • Went to my mom’s school for a day as a guest teacher.
  • Did my exam and got 30 cum laude (yaaaaaaaay!!!!)

JUNE

  • Studied like crazy
  • Did another exam
  • Watched some episodes of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”
  • Started watching TNT’ “The Alienist
  • Helped my boss move out of her office
  • Attended our organization’s summer concert
  • Avoided a relatives all-day-long gathering
  • Started watching “Riverdale
  • Finally relaxed
  • My 22nd birthday happened
  • and then… I went on holiday!

So here is what happened in the last 6 months of my life.

What did you do? I’d love to know! How do you think the rest of the year is going to be like?

Leave a comment here, find me on Twitter or you can send me an email!

xxx

Georgia

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Tracee Ellis Ross

I used to write beauty posts about women I like and the makeup they wore and I thought it would be cool to bring it back. I wrote about Emma Watson, Sarah Hyland, Emilia Clarke, Lily James, Kerry Washington, Sophie Turner

As I said back then, these are women I like, women I admire and women who wear fabulous makeup.

And the amazing person I want to talk about today is Tracee Ellis Ross.

She stars in ABC’s “Black-ish” and she is amazing. She is such a poweful, unapologetic and empowering woman and she is so fashionable!

I love her. She has confidence, a gorgeous smile and she’s not afraid to express her opinion.

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Tracee has amazing lips and she often accentuates them with a bright lipstick. And she pulls it off like nobody else does.

Personally, I got inspired by her: eyebrown, a barely-there super soft shimmer eyeshadow on the lid, mascara and then a pop of colour on the lips.

It’s beautiful.

At times she also lines her eyes with a black eyeliner and it makes the whole look seem more time consuming and thought out.

I’ve noticed red is her preferred colour but she wore  beautiful neon pink on Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and I fell in love with it. I wore my own bright pink for three straight days.

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She wears different shades of red like in this picture, but usually it’s always a bright classic red.

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Risultati immagini per tracee ellis ross red carpet lipstickThis is another look of hers that I adore: a pinkish burnt orangy eyeshadow to slightly match her earrings and a nude lipstick.

GORGEOUS.

I love it.

And of course I love her. She has such a fun and bubbly personality. I recommend checking out her interviews. She is adorable.

AND this year she made her directorial debut on Black-ish! She directed the first episode of the tetralogy at the end of season 4!

YOU GO TRACEE!!! #WomenDirecting!

Also, check this out this Vogue’s 73 Questions:


Are you as obsessed as I am with Tracee Ellis Ross? What’s your favourite look? Let me know!

You can find me here, or on Twitter or you can send me an email!

xxx

Georgia

“Find Me Some Killgrave! NOW!” – Jessica Jones Season 2 First Impression

Ok, I knew it.

Killgrave wasn’t going to be in the season because Jessica killed him. I am not delusional.

I was expecting more flashbacks or other cinematic tricks to have more David Tennant on my screen. He is my favourite person in the entire world. I would marry him in a heart beat (if he weren’t already married to another amazing human being, ironically also named Georgia).

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I loved season 1. A powerful, strong, damaged and messed up female superhero. It’s exactly what we needed. I am not a fan of superheros or the fantasy genre but this was really really good.

She decided to stop being a super hero and she is trying to survive as a private investigator.

Season one is mainly focused on her struggle to face super villain Killgrave and ultimately confront him.

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But in this second one, Killgrave is dead and Jessica has to deal with the aftermath of the events.

On top of that, she is trying to figure out who gave her the superpower abilities and to remember what they did to her.

I’ve watched four episodes so far and to be fair, I’m not that into it. I got distracted very easily and I didn’t pay that much attention to the storyline. It was quite slow and the deeper dive into Jessica’s past was a bit boring for me. I felt like there was something missing.

She is still a badass, though. Jessica’s best friend Trish and neighbour-turned-employee Malcolm are still trying to help her and to basically save her from herself.

Aside from this, Jessica starts having visions and a client turns out to be a great lead on her case.

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I love the noir, dark and mysterious atmosphere and most of all, I love that she does not wear some sort of cape, mask or fucking costume.

I’m so tired of spandex costumes.

I’ll probably keep watching because I know there is a David Tennant cameo somewhere along the season and I don’t want to miss it.

During a dull moment in an episode, I almost yelled “Find me some Killgrave! NOW!”.

Last but not least, I want to mention the fact that every episode was directed by a woman. Women is the cinema / TV industries have had it tough for a long time, and not it feels like change is in the air.

More women are being recognised and appreciated for their work, equal to men.

Female superhero protagonist show with all female directors. YES!!!

Have you seen Jessica Jones? What do you think about this new season?

xxx

Georgia

P.S. Music by Sean Callery. He wrote the Homeland and Jessica Jones’ opening credits and they are spectacular. The score is perfection.

Sometimes Change Isn’t For The Better

I got a haircut today.

And it didn’t go as planned.

I wanted it shortened and with long bangs so that there is a little movement and volume. Instead the hairdresser cut them too short and now it looks like I had a fringe and I’m trying to grow them out.

It’s not terrible… I kind of like it. It’s the way she curled it that I don’t really like.

Anyway, you can all imagine what my family had to say about it.

My mom came in saying: “Oh my God what is that? What did you do with your hair?”

My sister said nothing.

My aunt gave a consiscending smile and said: “Wow, the hairdresser is so hip and modern and she gives you an horr… well, a haircut like that.”

Then they piled on:

– “It looks like you’re from the 80s.”

– “You look ancient”

– “You just need to grow your bangs.”

Then they added that “compliment” because maybe they realised what they said was mostly negative and said: “But you still look pretty.”

So yeah…I was trying so hard not to cry. I am so deeply insecure about me appearance that it kills me every time.

I promised myself I wouldn’t have listened but after the forth comment, I couldn’t help it.

So guess what? Tomorrow I’ll wash my hair and try to style it as I like it.

Wish me luck.

xxx