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Monday, July 24, 2017

The Line Where the Sky Meets the Sea

I've been at the beach all week, so naturally I can't singing Moana music and I couldn't resist the title of this post. My parents recently bought a beach condo so I've been spending my days at the North Carolina coast doing job applications on the balcony for the most part.


The other day my mom took my little sister and I down to the beach to do some photos. I couldn't resist putting on my favorite shirt of the summer, along with my trusty Madewell jeans. This white eyelet shirt is gorgeously structured and the eyelet design is beautiful but somehow doesn't show your bra. I love it because it can be paired with jeans for a casual look or with dress pants for a more business occasion.


Unfortunately the shirt is now sold out, but the jeans are still available.


Photos: Sherry Ackman

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Internet Finds

Happy Friday, everyone! I've been at the coast all week but working on job applications. It feels like summer is slipping by far too quickly...but doesn't it always feel like that? I almost had a breakdown in the back to school section in Target the other day when I realized that I'm never going 'back to school' again. Strange.

Winner, Winner: Dear Evan Hansen is the latest Broadway musical to recoup their investments. It's no surprise that DEH is a hit, but it's always good to see any show thriving.

The Will Power: The Globe Theater in London has announced its first live cinema broadcast. In late September, it will air King Lear hopefully in theatres across the United Kingdom. (Tickets are on sale now!) I'm hoping that they add some US dates as well. And no, I couldn't resist that Something Rotten reference.

Luck Be a Lady: This Buzzfeed quiz will tell you which musical theatre leading lady you are. I was a little surprised to get Eliza Schuyler from Hamilton, but I can't argue with it.

Ooh-De-Lally: Apparently Robin Hood is Broadway bound. The production now at the Dallas Theatre Center has its eye on Broadway; I'm curious to see what kind of adaption this musical is.

The Iron Throne: One of my favorite theatre YouTubers recently did a dream cast of Broadway and West End stars who would be perfect in a Game of Thrones musical adaption. My personal favorite casting might be Christian Borle as Littlefinger.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Review: Intermission Beauty

When I saw a Broadway themed line of beauty products on Laura Osnes's Insta-story one night, I was immediately intrigued. Imagine my delight when I logged onto their website and saw that they had one named after my very favorite show, Miss Saigon! 


They have lines of both lipsticks and matte liquid lipsticks (the 'Breaking Down' lipstick is especially popular, probably due to Stephanie J. Block's love for it). If there's anything I adore, it's a matte liquid lipstick and everything about this one is magnificent.

The packaging is wonderful as well, as it comes in a cute little box wrapped in red tissue paper in the parcel. I'm quite impressed with the branding.


As for the Miss Saigon lipstick, I'm absolutely in love. I've worn it twice since it arrived in the mail and both times it stayed on for many hours despite eating. The color is really a beautiful pink, more vibrant than it would typically wear but quite lovely. The texture wasn't sticky and it dried quickly after application. The heat is on, indeed!



I can't recommend these lipsticks enough. While they're a little pricey at $20, they're no worse than your typical liquid lipstick of this quality; they're comparable in price and quality to Smashbox ($24 each) and Kat Von D ($20). They're a great little indulgence for yourself or would be an amazing gift for a friend.

I imagine you'll be seeing more of these on my YouTube channel and Instagram...I've already got my eye on the Kinky Boots liquid lipstick and the Head Shot lipstick! Let me know if you order one and what you think of it.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday Internet Finds

I hope all my American readers had a great Fourth of July holiday. I spent the long weekend at my family's new beach condo -- mostly, we were fixing it up to use for the rest of the summer. However, tomorrow I fly out to Florida to spend a few days with friends down there.

I wanted to squeeze some content in for the day and a half that I'm actually home, so without further ado, here's a new edition of Friday Internet Finds where I round up some of the best theatre links I've found this week.

Popular: Buzzfeed shared this quiz to determine how mainstream your opinions about musicals are. (But what I'd really like to know if who everyone's favorite Schuyler Sister is.)

Shakespeare in Space: The first photos were released of Star Wars's Oscar Issac as the tortured prince in the Public Theater's production of Hamlet and they are well worth a look. I really hope I get a chance to see this production before it closes in September as it's the intersection of everything I love (theatre, literature, and Star Wars).

Stage to Stage: Josh Groban announced that he will release a coffee table book detailing his experiences making his Broadway debut in Great Comet. More details to come soon about preordering it, but I'm positive it will be proudly displayed in my living room soon next to my Great Comet book.

The [Blog] in My Mind: If you're not already reading it, make sure to bookmark Eva Noblezada's blog which contains her insightful and often touching musings about her life and her Broadway debut in Miss Saigon. 

Sonya Together: This week, Brittain Ashford released a YouTube video of her and her Sonya replacement, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, singing "Sonya Alone" together and we have truly been blessed by angels. 

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