Gold Digger, Morning Breath and a New Red Lip
We wish to speak about BBC’s drama Gold Digger, but additionally about a scorching purple lipstick. Weird combine, admittedly, however I were given distracted midway thru recording my make-up video and ended up speaking about Tom Hardy, morning breath and fantastic storylines. Sorry about that.
Shall we get the make-up out of the best way first? In the nicest imaginable means. Because I will go back to purple lipsticks within the subsequent couple of weeks – it’s just about Christmas, finally, because of this that purple lipstick posts are nearly obligatory.
The one featured within the under video (which you will have to please watch) is the brand new Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Rouge Spectaculaire, which is £35 right here*. It’s luscious and has the particular clickety-click packaging that I like such a lot. (I wrote about this actual packaging years in the past – a entire put up on it! – right here.)
Rouge Spectaculaire isn’t my standard collection of rouge – this one has a smidgen of crimson to the combo, while generally I have a tendency to err against an orangey hue. The crimson (or blue) tones do make your tooth whiter, in contrast to yellowish tones which make you glance as although you’ve been chain-smoking Benson & Hedges for the previous thirty years.
This fancy Chanel one is a punchy and true purple and is best possible for kissing underneath the mistletoe, which is one thing that no person does, ever. Which brings me easily to my Gold Digger rant, which is ready every other kissing scenario that indubitably by no means occurs and this is: kissing – heavy petting, even – very first thing within the morning.
Who on earth smells excellent sufficient to kiss anyone once they get up? If they do, I need to know their secret. Do they sleep with an additional sturdy mint slowly dissolving underneath their tongue? For the general public, the primary correct exhalation upon waking is one among natural evil. I will be able to consider that it’s the physically identical of when the touchdown staff at an airport open up the airlock at the airplane and free up the entire noxious gases that experience amassed right through the 8 hour flight. Imagine!
Yes, in truth I’m going to run with that analogy – first breath upon waking is identical to plane door opening after a lengthy haul flight. You can nearly see the horrendous inexperienced air puffing out against the staff who wait at the different aspect. It’s a surprise they don’t go out, and even soften.
So anyway, Gold Digger were given my goat on account of the morning kiss factor. I do know we will have to droop disbelief and all that, however in reality that’s one thing I refuse to budge on. Especially as each events in mentioned BBC drama have been ingesting closely the evening earlier than the kiss – I didn’t see any water or Alka Seltzer at the bedside tables and neither had it appears been to the toilet to sweep their tooth.
I do know that it kills the romance, slightly, interested by the morning kiss nevertheless it’s all I will be able to see once they do the ones scenes. I inwardly recoil. I succeed in against the tv with my outstretched claws in a useless try to separate them.
“For the love of God, don’t do it! You’ll never look at them in the same way again!”
But the morning kiss wasn’t my handiest drawback with Gold Digger. It was once the fully questionable dating as a entire. She, sixty years previous, he mid-thirties. He seems like an M&S underpants style, together with his manscaped beard and clean chest, she seems to be – nicely, like Julia Ormond. Beautiful, quite fragile, very clearly older than the bloke.
Which isn’t the place the issue lies in any respect. Not with appearances. Because age gaps are fantastic, clearly. I imply who would have a drawback with them in commonplace instances with the exception of nosey parkers and “Infuriateds of Maidenhead”? Each to their very own, love is aware of no bounds, and so forth… apart from that on the subject of the BBC’s drama there was once completely not anything interesting concerning the younger man. Benjamin. There was once no actual love established – no behaviour on his phase that may make someone fall at his toes, let on my own a smart, well-heeled, clever lady of manner who have been harm earlier than.
It made no sense.
The entire factor endured to make no sense for all the collection, which intended that I needed to concentrate to Mr AMR announcing, again and again, “shall we just skip to the last episode?” He at all times suggests that after he thinks that a storyline is missing. I at all times refuse as it’s a bit like reducing out the adventure to someplace vaguely vital – I relatively like to look the place I’m going and how I’m getting there, moderately than waking up in LAX questioning what the hell came about after 5 gins and a drowsing pill.
People of Britain (and most likely others, in case you have get right of entry to to BBC iPlayer – I’m now not certain how broadly to be had it’s): give your verdict on Gold Digger. I’m awarding it a five/10 and a type of issues is for the epic manor area in Devon that they used as a location. Swoon.
And a five/10 may appear low, however I did experience the entire thing immensely. I stored considering that there could be a nice twist – it by no means got here – or that Julia Ormond would cut all of her hair off with giant scissors, like she did in Legends of the Fall, however the finishing was once moderately just like the lengthy, gradual, comedy deflating of a flatulent balloon.
The highest persona, I believed, was once the attorney son Patrick who was once in equivalent portions egocentric and highly-strung and amused me no finish. I continuously noticed him as being at the verge of getting one among his brow veins explode, which he would then blame on his mom’s new lover. Benjamin.
Before I depart you to remark with your personal Gold Digger ideas, I wish to point out the silk blouse I purchased from Boden a few weeks in the past. It’s a elegance act, isn’t it? I believed that it was once very Gucci with the striped trim and the floral print.
It was once £110, however these days Boden have 30% off just about the whole lot – see code on their homepage right here*. So satisfied that I paid complete value! I will be able to revisit this blouse as it’s a cracker – flattering, drapes nicely and the sporty stripes make it moderately attention-grabbing, I believe. I’m dressed in a UK10 nevertheless it does pull a little over the boobs, so I most likely will have to have long gone with a 12… I’m normally a UK12 so I’d say that the blouse runs ever so quite at the huge aspect.
Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid Foundation in Shade 110, £35 right here*: http://tidd.ly/acf849d6 NB, I really like this basis, it’s so dewy and herbal, however I DO get some oiliness and slippage at the t-zone after a few hours!
Bare Minerals Endless Summer Bronzer in Warmth, £26 right here*: http://bit.ly/2D2nxu8
Lanolips Scrubba Balm, £13 right here*: http://bit.ly/2qpDoQY
Topshop Matte Blusher in Game Changer £10 right here*: http://bit.ly/2HeBWFl
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Gold Digger, BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode…
Glossier Boy Brow in Blonde, £14 right here*: http://bit.ly/2rc92RO
Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Rouge Spectaculaire, £35 right here*: http://tidd.ly/375484ff