Friday, 31 October 2014

Interstellar - Movie Review

Who's In It? 


What's It About? 

All the food in the world except corn has fallen to the potato blight of the 1840's and a new planet is needed for some reason, I dunno, it's a damn space exploration movie!!

Any Good? 

After a year of r/movies circlejerking themselves raw over this movie, and Nolan in general, I reaaaally wanted this to be bad, but oh how wrong I was. The earth scenes were nonsensical, boring and really made made the film feel the full near 3 hours, but the space scenes are a complete experience.

As you can imagine, I'm a big fan of spacey, timey wimey...stuff and this movie blew me away. Even under the more-than-likely patented stupid loud music that blocks everything out, Nolan employs the silence of all space activity and it was slightly haunting - fair play 'che kicking the BWOOOOOM addiction there Chris!

The film itself is beyond beautiful, space is expansive, silent and lurking, while the worlds themselves were honestly (pun a little intended) out of this world. Even one of the planets, which seemed obviously shot in the sea was so alien it was incredible, you get a true feeling of being an explorer as they traverse the new galaxy and its planets.

As you can expect in midst of the McConnaissance, the man himself was fantastic, given a better script it would have topped his favourite performance of mine in Dallas Buyers Club. Anne Hathaway was actually pretty great, I'm usually meh towards her but she performed the, again weak, script more than admirably. But the real stand-out performance for me was Bill Irwin as the robot TARS, that beautiful soulbot had to be my favourite character.

Marvin? R2D2? Legion? Nah, TARS is the real botbro.

I really enjoyed this movie, well worth the full watch time (pee breaks at earth parts, they're baaad) and can even make you cry several times. TARS was like Marvin from Hitchhicker's Guide crossed with R2D2, he was awesome and his design may make him my favourite robot in all of cinema. If you can look past the weak script in general (ESPECIALLY in young Murph's area) like I did you'll love this just as much as I did, it's a feature length, better Doctor Who movie.


Thursday, 30 October 2014

Things That Rustle My Jimmies

We know why we're here right? I can't believe it's been a week already but then I recall the rustling and HELL YES it's been a week. 

This week's lowlights include, but are not limited to:

1. People That Leave Their Trolley In The Queue 
& Continue Shopping

2. That One Extra Line That Means 
A Second Page Prints

3. People Who Comment To Say They're Leaving A Facebook Group

4. Pitch Darkness Leaving the Office at 5pm

5. Bus Fares Going Up - AGAIN!!

C'mom, tell us - what's rustling your jimmies this week? 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Autumnal Nail Faves - Five of The Best

For as long as I've been a beauty lover, I've been a huge polish fan too - maybe longer. While I don't dabble as much in the nail art end of things quite as much as I used to - blame ALL of the work I'm lucky enough to be doing - I still love to paint my talons on the daily. Yes, Summer colours are where my heart lie but there's just something about Autumnal shades that make that seasonal shift a little easier. Wouldn't you agree?

Essie Take It Outside
Essie's Take It Outside from their Fall '14 collection is easily the stand out nude of the year for me. Almost cast like in the bottle, this shade comes to life with purple and pink undertones once the light catches it. The unassuming shade is flattering on all skin tones and has been flattering mine on the regular these past weeks. 

Catrice Metalfusion
Catrice have never not impressed me when it comes to polishes. I can't count the amount of times I've sent pals and readers in the direction of their stands for high quality, cheap as chips polishes to suit all occasions. Metallure is the Autumn/Winter collection (more on that later) and Metalfusion here is the stand out lacquer for me. Opaque in one coat, stunning in two, this pewter foil wears like a polish 5 times it's €2.99 price. 

Essie Partner in Crime with China Glaze BOO-Gie Down
Talk about unassuming, Essie's Partner in Crime had to be the one from the collection that had me least enthused. I mean, it's brown. Straight up, no frills about it, brown. It's only when you paint it on that something magical happens - you realise that actually, you quite like brown. It's a stunning autumnal colour and with the aid of China Glaze's BOO-gie Down from their Halloween '13 collex, you get this gorgeous mani. It's one of my most liked Insta nail pics - who can argue with that?

Bourjois Violine Hypnotique
When it comes to autumn, nothing says seasonal nails quite like a rich burgundy metallic. Think Chanel's Rouge Noir but with a subtle microshimmer that lights up in sunlight. That and lasts a hella lot longer too. Bourjois' Violine Hypnotique has been a standing fave of mine since its introduction and is genuinely one that I look forward to wearing as the weather gets colder. It's also been known to make an appearance on my tootsies all year 'round. 

Nails Inc Porchester Square
The spendiest of the bunch and my second favourite nude, Nails Inc Porchester Square is a doozy. A dream to apply (Nails Inc know their brush shizz) this wears better than any nude I own. Though it's a beaut on its own, I can never help myself but add a little su'him 'su'him. The glitter here is an antique gold from a Claire's Accessories stack that probably cost a fiver for 10. BARG.AIN. That's the thing about autumnal nails, glitter is back in the game - choose your favourite base and go to town with complementing or contrasting colours. The world really is your glittery lobster. 

I could go on and on and Arist-on about favourite polishes but I'll leave my Autumn picks there... for now...

Tell us, what do you like to wear this time of year? If you have NOTD posts, sure the more's the better, pop you link in the comments below and we'll all take a squizz!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Luxury Penthouse Living in The Clarence Hotel, Dublin!

I would never tire of waking up to this view of the heart of Dublin.

I know we usually bring you the best ways to see a city or a country on a budget but I thought, occasionally, you might like to see the splurges too. Have you ever wondered what was housed in that bright green penthouse on top of one of Dublin's top hotels, The Clarence? Well wonder no more!

Sue & I were lucky enough to spend a night in room 501 at The Clarence Hotel recently. I say lucky, as when we were checking in we were advised that the Penthouse was available that night & asked would we like a complimentary upgrade. Who says no to that?! 

Keep scrolling & we’ll give you a sneak peek at the luxury that awaits you in the penthouse suite. Unfortunately we can’t show you all of our photos but we’ll certainly give you a flavour of our night between Bono’s sheets!! Disclaimer: Bono wasn’t actually there at the same time we were otherwise that would have been just downright awkward - I mean the three of us wearing shades indoors? Catastrophe. 

Monday, 27 October 2014

Monday's Moments - 27/10/14

Hello, Bank Hollier Monday! For those of you not reading from the Emerald Isle, I do apologise but even though I don't work Mondays anymore, there's just something sweet about sharing that joy with the rest of the country. 

In other cracking news: 

1. Seeing 3 of the 5 Girls Shopping in Boots Googling Blog Swatches Before Buying!

2. Forgetting My Mobile in The Hotel, Pegging it Back 20 Mins Later & It Still Being There!

3. Discovering Tim Olyphant in Justified

4. Having a Date Night With Mah Eldest Boy 

5. My First Agency Meeting!

And there we be. The five Moments that mean this Monday is another one of the great ones. 

Tell us, what's floating your goat this week?