July Favourites 2017

It’s already the middle August and I’m here writing about my July favourites. Great timing.

Staring with the not-so-great news, I began studying again. I have to take again my exams because I have failed them, so yay. You can almost hear through these words how happy I am. 🙄😒

But July has been quite a good months. I haven’t had many bad days. My parents went away for 5 days and having the house (almost) to myself was THE BEST.  My sister and I watched Harry Potter, ate junk food, watched Game of Thrones and at least 20 episodes of Suits. Yeah. Things got out of control.

What I have loved most about this month, it’s been the beach. I went on holiday at the beginning of July and it was amazing. I was relaxed, I read a ton and looked like a tanned homeless person. I LOVED IT.

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Beauty wise, I have been wearing a lot of bold lipsticks and I ADORE of all them! The new shades I bought for my birthday are spectacular (especially the Maybelline ones). On my eyes, I HAD to wear something and I decided to keep it pretty low maintenance. I curl my lashes and then put on two coats of my Clinique Chubby Lash Mascara. I had doubts about it, but it’s a good product. I have tried better ones and would not repurchase it again because of the price, but still… It was a present so… 🙂

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jane_the_virgin_xlgTV wise, I haven’t really watched anything new. Something is wrong with me. I have been rewatching a lot of comedies and one of the weirdest shows I have seen is “Jane The Virgin”. It’s basically a parody of spanish telenovelas, told as a telenovela.

The protagonist, Jane, gets artificially inseminated and has to deal with the consequences of this event. The show is so funny and it’s incredibly well-made. Every single characters is amazingly crafted and has so much depth. From Rogelio to Abuela to Petra. Can’t wait to see season four this autumn!

SONY DSCAside from “Jane The Virgin”, I got back into Suits. This USA Network program is so underrated. It’s so clever, witty, dramatic and breathtaking. It also deals with race, women of colour in a male-dominated workplace and some badass quotes by Harvey Specter.

I haven’t even talked about the plot. Mike Ross, bike messenger whose life is stuck, gets hired by the best lawyer of New York City (according to him), despite not having attended law school.


12000020While I was at the beach, I had loads of time to read and after hearing high praises on “Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe”, I decided to give it a go.

And I adored it! Although at times I felt like some of the conversations between Dante and Aristotle were weird and (in my experience) a bit forced, I LOVED IT. The struggles of these two boys discovering and exploring their lives and their friendship.

It made me feel warm inside, happy and sad at the same time.
Would recommend it to EVERYBODY. Please read it. It’s truly wonderful.

 


I hope you liked this post (although in the middle of August). What have you been loving this month? Let me know three things you have enjoyed!

xxx

Georgia

Suits 7 – Mid Season Review

Suits is one of my favourite shows. EVER.

I have great memories of watching it with my little sister, laughing about Louis and being mesmerized by Jessica, commenting every single time how badass she is and how spectacular she looks in her dresses.

I’ve been watching Suits since season 3 and I am unbelievably glad I found this hugely underrated show. Every single character brings both virtue and vices to the story and it is simply magnificent.

Created by Aaron Korsh, “Suits” gives the viewers so much style and amazing quotes from Harvey. The style, though! I’d kill to have their wardrobe. SPECTACULAR.

Today I wanted to talk about the first 5 episodes of the summer slot (the winter one starts with episode 11) and vent about what has happened so far.

From Left to Right: Gina Torres, Patrick J Adams, Sarah Rafferty, Meghan Markle, Rick Hoffman, Gabriel Macht.

This 7th season has completely wrecked me. Mainly because of Harvey and Donna. Actually, the lack of them.

After the season 6 finale, I was SURE something would (or had already happened off camera) between them. But I was wrong. When Harvey woke up from the dream on episode 1, I was devastated. Truly devastated.

 

And when he appeared in Dr. Agard’s office I didn’t think much of it. I though he was still going to therapy. Instead, NO. He wanted to date her.
I understand that Paul and Harvey want to have a relationship and the fact that he told her a lot about his personal life during their sessions is incredibly important to him but at the same time: no.
I think this new romance is quite awkward and unrealistic. I get that a deep connection was formed between them and although Harvey says that on paper they are not breaking any law, it is still quite awkward dating your therapist. They have a personal history together and that a deep connection was formed between them during Harvey’s time with her but Donna and him have been teasing each other for 12 years. Frankly, I do believe he belongs with her and not with Paula.

Whoever wrote that dialogue when Harvey says “we should be scared together” or something like this, it was stupid. It sounded like something out of either “Pretty little liars” or “The Bachelor”.

I absolutely love the character of Alex mainly because of the actor Dulé Hill. I loved him on “Psych”. He is terrific.

Even though I really like this season, I feel like something is missing. And that “something” is Jessica. She was the glue that held the show together and now that she’s gone, it isn’t the same anymore.

It’s a time of change because there is one character missing and I think the writers and the producers now have to form a storyline around a character that is not Jessica Pearson. And she was the head of the firm, someone for Harvey answer to, but now he is the boss. In Pearson Specter Litt, he is the one that has the highest authority. And as we have seen, he is not quite ready for leadership.

I love the new positions Donna and Rachel are in because they have real powers that allow them not to be just a secretary or a paralegal, they are actually the bosses. And although a black amazing woman was managing partner and she was the boss, the show can be a little bit too much focused on Mike and Harvey.

Speaking of them, I am 100% sure that Mike’s deal is going to cause some troubles, which are already starting to appear on the horizon.

One more thing: I ADORE the way they portrayed Louis’ struggle with his break up with Tara and the his consequent loss of fatherhood. Usually, this storyline is sadly associated to women (*sexism*), our need to have the fantasy wedding, husband and children and therefore abandon our careers. It’s a norm that society has imposed on us. And if you don’t want to get married or don’t want children, there are people who will judge and criticise you. (See Jennifer Aniston).

But all the women in “Suits” are powerful and intelligent human beings that, in my opinion, inspire others to pursue their dreams. Making Louis go through it all, helped make their point. Why do women have to be associated to this stereotype? Why can’t there be a men that want marriage, a family and children? Usually this falls back to women but I hope “Suits” can show that you don’t need to conform to society and you can be your own person.


I’m extremely happy that “Suits” got renewed for this 7th season. I don’t know if it was because Megan Markle’s relationship with Prince Harry helped the ratings or just because USA network decided that the show had to go on. Nonetheless I’m really glad. And hoping that there is going to be an 8th season!

The only thing I hope is that the show does not get stupid. I’ve seen loads of show that by its fourth or fifth season, they are just trash (just to name one “Castle”). I don’t think this is what is happening with “Suits”, because I believe season 5 was one of its stronger. It was magnificent, but I’m having doubts about this one.


Anyway, I am still nursing my crush on Jessica AND Harvey. Both amazing characters. So well-rounded and brilliantly crafted.

Jessica I miss you and I love you. (Please, come back for more episodes).

PLEASE, let me know what your favourite episodes are. Or anything Suits related. I’d like to start a nice discussion!

Episode 6 airs tonight on USA Network!

xxx

Georgia

My Music – June / July 2017 

I’ve been really into music these past months. Spotify has been my saviour whilst my relatives talk for HOURS about shit I don’t care about.
Yes, I’m depicting the typical “teen angst” but hear me out: the same two topics over and over again. For 24 hours a day. Your ears would be bleeding too.

Anyway, I have been glued to my phone and headphones.

One of the thing I love most is reading while listening to acoustic and sad music. It just relaxes me and it helps me concentrate.


One of the songs that I have been obsessed with is “Sign of Times” by Harry Styles.
This was a shocker for me. I was never into One Direction and altought I have been unwittingly following their career (if you are on Twitter you can’t not know what’s happening in their live), I never thought I’d like the song.
But I ADORE it. It is such a GOOD SONG!!!! I love it! It’s been on repeat for the last couple of days.
I love the “wind sound” at the beginning, the ballad beat and the suffering tone of the entire tune. Basically everything I love. I am in love with it, I have been listening to it on repeat, especially when I do the dishes (since it’s the only time, aside from the shower, where I am alone. 🙂


The next artist I want to share is Tom Rosenthal. I’ve discovered him through the YouTuber Will Darbyshire and I immediately fell in love with his songs. He has been writing and composing music for some years and his latest album “FENN” is PERFECTION.

In albums, it is rare to like every tune but I LOVE every single one of the songs. They are so good. What I love about Tom is that he writes music about the silliest topics imaginable. His scruffy voice manages to hit both extremely high and low notes.

He has such a calm and deep rythm!!!! I adore him. I am in love with him, his songs and his voice.



I have heard “Liability” by Lorde for the first time on SNL and I literally fell in love with it. I love the melancholic beat and Lorde’s scratchy voice gives me the chill every single time.

I looked for the sheet music online and I started learning it. It is pretty easy and repetitive, but the melody and the chord work magnifically together.
It’s such a sad tune and I have been really into this sound!


I hope you liked this post all about music. I’ve never done anything like this, but I had so much fun figuring out the reasons why I like these songs.

Let me know what you have been listening this summer. I’d love recommendations!

Thanks for reading!

Georgia 🙂

 

Jenna Coleman

I love Jenna Coleman.

Actually, to tell the truth, when she was cast to replace the adorable Karen Gillian on Doctor Who, I did not like her. Sorry Jenna.

But as soon as I saw her with Matt Smith and the lovely character she portrayed: I was in love. The chemistry she had with Matt was wonderful. Absolutely stunning. And even though she left Doctor Who, I started following her career. And her fashion appearances.

Let’s just say that from soap opera actress, Jenna turned into a true queen of the red carpet. Although the majority of what she wears is something I would NEVER go for, it is still magnificent.

I particularly love her in this picture from the premiere of Victoria, the ITV drama about Queen Victoria.

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I love this look. It is definitely something I would wear and I did. Several times after seeing this photo. I absolutely ADORE IT!

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So I want to share the product I use in order to re-create this warm and, at the same time, sultry makeup.

I wasn’t able to find the exact products her makeup artist used (This is her instagram page), but I tried to make it word with whatever I have.

I apply the gold/coppery creamy eyeshadow by Pupa in the shade 002 all over the lid, blending it up towards the brow.

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So then I take the orange and light brown shade from the palette mixed together (they have no names. Sorry.) and apply them on top of the gold eyeshadow, blending them until I get the shade I want. Then I take the same two colours and I apply them on my lower lashes. And you can go as low as you want and make it as grungy as you want.

Just to give it a little bit more depth, you can put some of this dark brown Kiko “Smart Colour eyeshadow in 05  in the crease or (what I actually do most times), close to the lash line and blending it with the other colours. Also, just a tiny bit into the outer part of the lower lashes.

Lots and lots of mascara and then the lipstick! This lipstick is the KIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in 317 “Wine”.

As a little bonus, you can take some sparkly orange eyeshadow and put a bit in the inner corner in order to give it some “pizzazz” (I think it’s a word.).

So, this is my take on the look. I have tried to take a picture of the look on me, but it is shit and I don’t want to post it.

Also, I got inspired by the look Emma (who has the beauty channel EmmasRectangle on Youtube) did. So if you want to actually see it, head over to her channel and watch the amazing tutorial she did.

Hope you enjoyed this post. It’s the first time I did something like this and I’m not sure if the format is right for me.

Thanks for reading!

 

Georgia 🙂 ❤