Thursday, June 30, 2016

8 MOVIES THAT MAKE YOU LOVE LIFE (AND THAT EVERYONE SHOULD'VE SEEN)

 Hey guyssss,
Let's be honest here : movies can pretty much change your mood from 0 to 100 real quick can't believe I've just said that. Do you ever regret watching a movie because you feel like you could've spent that time watching another movie that could've change your life and become your new favorite movie?! same. If you ever feel down, need a little pick-me-up, need to relax, keep your mind busy, have a girls-night-in or just feel like watching a movie whilst cuddling with your cat lovers are so overrated then here's the list of movies you need to watch, just because life is that beautiful. No more watching Bridget Jones whilst eating ice cream when you're having a down moment, let's embrace life and enjoy the little things like terribly good comedies. 
How did I select these movies? Well, if one movie made it to this list it's because : 1 - I've seen it and loved it so much I came to the conclusion that you should see it too. 2 - it combines entertainment and thinking when you look deeper. 3 - questions like love and life are mentioned in a light way and it made me feel good

Hellooo,
Soyons honnêtes : un film peut tellement influencer ton humeur que sur l'échelle des sept nains tu passes de grumpy à happy. Ca t'ai jamais arrivé de regarder un film et de le regretter par la suite parce que c'est du temps que tu aurais pu consacrer à un autre film qui aurait pu changer ta vie et devenir ton film préféré. Perso, c'est la story of my life. Si jamais tu as un petit coup de mou, besoin d'un petit remontant, besoin de te détendre, te changer les idées, faire une soirée pyjama ou juste t'as envie de regarder un film avec ton chat bah ouais pourquoi pas ton chat alors voià la liste des films que tu te DOIS de regarder en tant qu'amoureux de la vie que tu es. Fini Bridget Jones mi en PLS mi en position pot de glace dans la main, c'est le début d'une nouvelle ère où l'on saisi la vie et profite des petites choses comme les superbement mauvaises comédies. 
Comment j'ai choisi ces films? Si l'un de ces films est ici c'est parce que : 1- Après l'avoir vu et adoré, j'en ai conclu que le monde devait le voir. 2- c'est le mélange entre divertissement principalement divertissement on va pas se mentir et réflexion quand on regarde un peu plus loin. 3- des thèmes comme l'amour et/ou la vie sont abordées d'une façon légère et j'aime ça * à lire avec la voix de Marc Lavoine*

PS:  There is no particular order, don't make me choose between my favorite films.

Love actually

 Now I don't really know why I'm putting this ICONIC movie in the list since I assume 99%  of you have already seen it however how could I do any different? If it's not for Hugh Grant's dance moves, or for the very attractive British accent they all have, or for the brilliant music, then watch it for 11-years-old adorable Thomas Sangster getting kicked the shit out of love yes that is a quote from the movie that I know by heart. I assure you that after watching this you are going to feel like love actually is all around that's another quote you can't stop me I'm on fire and sometimes we just need a little reminder of that.  


Je sais pas vraiment pourquoi je mets ce film dans le liste car j'imagine voire j'espère que 99 % d'entre vous avez vu ce film mais comment faire autrement? Si tu le regardes pas pour Hugh Grant qui danse, ni pour l'accent bristish à craquer, ni pour la BO hors du commun, regardes le au moins pour Thomas Sangster à 11 ans qui se bourre d'amour à en crever et je cite. Je mets ma main à couper qu'après ça tu vas sentir que l'amour nous entoure ça sonne pas aussi cool en français  et en ce moment une petite piqûre de rappelle, ça fait pas de mal. 

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Indian Palace)

This one is very much inspired by Love Actually it might been directed by the same team actually but deals with elderly people, it is all about love but another kind of love : the love of life. I also love the different messages of hope, tolerance, acceptance as well as open-mindedness. Sometimes, we just need to remind ourselves that life is too short to be neglicted and that we have to surround ourselves with people that bring light into our days. It's both funny and heartbreaking, with the finest british humour as we like it. ALos, I feel like this movie is SO underrated, I've never heard anyone talk about it and I think it needs more credit so watch it and let me know what you think!


Ce film est plus ou moins inpiré par Love Actually voire même carrément réalisé par la même équipe au fait sauf qu'il s'agit de personnes âgés, et traite d'une autre forme d'amour qui est l'amour de la vie je suis kitsch et j'aime ça. C'est un film aux différents messages d'espoir, de tolérance, d'ouverture d'esprit et d'acceptation. Parfois, il faut se rappeler que la vie est trop courte pour être négligée et qu'il faut s'entourer de personnes qui illumine vos journées.C'est à la fois drôle et touchant, avec la touche d'humour anglaise fine comme on les aime. 

The Dead Poet Society 

I don't really know what to say about this movie because its reputation is enough just for you to know how amazing it is. I've rarely been moved that much by a movie, and the beauty of it is beyond words. I can honestly say this movie has changed a lot in my life. I have so many things to say to convince you to watch it if you haven't already, that I wouldn't know where to start. Just watch it and thank me later. 


Je ne saurai quoi dire à propos de ce film, sa réputation faisant le job en elle-même pour vous convaincre de le regarder si ce n'est pas déjà fait. J'ai rarement été autant touchée par un film, la beauté de ce film est au delà des mots. Je peux honnêtement dire que ce film a changé des choses dans ma vie. Tellement d'arguments pour vous convaincre de regarder que je ne saurai par où commencer, alors regardez et remerciez moi plus tard. 

Thelma and Louise

As some of you may know my feminist spirit is developing lately and let's be honest here THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST FEMINIST MOVIES I'VE EVER SEEN. My generation is missing out one this one, I don't know how and why so many of us young people have not seen this amazing movie. It's a declaration of love, an ode to life, it makes you want to break free and go on an adventure with your girl. Geena Davis has been committing to the feminist cause since then and I think she's amazing, her and Susan Sarandon are such badass. The best things about this movie? The music, the cars, the outfits, their behaviors and Brad Pitt I mean BRAD PITT TOPLESS AT 20, DAAANG. If after watching Thelma and Louise the feminist in you hasn't awoken then I don't know what will maybe watch it twice


Peut-être que certains d'entre vous savent que ma sensibilité à a cause féministe se développe ces derniers temps et soyons honnêtes CE FILM EST UN DES MEILLEURS FILMS FÉMINISTES QUE J'AI JAMAIS VU. Ma génération a clairement manqué quelque chose, le comment du pourquoi si peu de nous n'ont vu ce film reste un mystère. C'est une déclaration d'amour, une ôde à la vie, ça donnerait à n'importe qui l'envie de s'évader, de break free et de partir à l'aventure avec sa copine. Les actrices Geena Davis et Susan Sarandon sont tellement badass, elles sont depuis dévouées à la cause féministe ce qui les rend d'autant plus cools. Si je devais choisir la meilleure chose à propos de ce film? La musique, les voitures et les tenues rétro, les attitudes et Brad Pitt ou plutôt BRAD PITT TOPLESS A 20 ANS*, RIP MOI. Si après ça la/le féministe en toi ne s'est pas réveillé(e), je ne sais pas ce qu'il le fera peut-être un deuxième visionnage

Forest Gump

Forest Gump is rated the best movie of all time, all categories, on imdb. That pretty much sums up what I think about Forest Gump. I honestly have quoted Forest Gump and got inspired by the movie in SO many essays in french, english and philosophy it's not even decent to declare it. You will feel like the world is your oyster after watching this, it always reminds me how much I love life and this list wouldn't be complete without Mr. Gump.


Forest Gump est le meilleur film de tous les temps, toutes catégories confondues selon imdb. Je pense qu'à partir de là on peut dire qu'il faut l'avoir vu. Très honnêtement, je ne saurai dire et si je le disais ce serait presque indécent combien de fois j'ai cité/je me suis inspiré de ce film pour des dissertations en français, anglais, philo et compagnie. Après ce film, tu passes en mode guerrier conquérant le monde, mais surtout et principalement ça me rappelle à quel point j'aime la vie ; cette liste ne pourrait exister sans M. Gump.

About Time 

This movie very much reminds me of Love Actually and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in the way that behind cheesy characters, a light touch and humor there is a message that is greater. If one movie HAS to be in the specific list it's this one simply because it's all about being happy with what you have, and that chasing happiness doesn't mean anything because happiness is right here. Quite surprisingly to me, this movie has not been seen by that much people and is so underrated, and that is also why I feel like you should watch it!


Ce film me rappelle complètement Love Actually et Indian Palace parce que derrière des personnages mielleux, un ton très très très léger et beaucoup d'humour, il y a un message. Ce film se doit d'être dans cette liste parce que tout est à propos d'être heureux de ce que l'on a et que être à la recherche du bonheur n'a pas de sens puisque "il est ici, le bonheur" citation d'Horace, pas vraiment dans le film mais le message y est. Ce qui est assez étonnant c'est que ce film n'a pas connu un succès fou et pas énormément de gens ne l'ont vu, il est trop méconnu par rapport à sa cuteness, et c'est pourquoi il faut d'autant plus que vous le regardiez.


Begin Again (New-York Melody)

I'm being very coherent in the choices of movies I did, because it's very much the same style as most of the first movies. It seems to me that not a lot of people have seen this movie which again is SO UNDERRATED UGH I hate it when I can't fangirl about movies I love with everyone. Three words : New-York, Adam Levine, music well that's more than three but you get the spirit. I may not be the best seller however the movie doesn't need that much of selling because it's just so good. It's clearly a rom-com but there are three different love stories : two lovers (Kheira Knightley and Adam Levine), two friends (Mark Ruffalo and Knightley), and finally music and people. Music is always so refreshing and rejuvenating whenever you feel down, and let me tell you that there is some pretty good original music in that movie. 

C'est bien parce que je suis assez cohérente dans mes choix de films, parce que c'est tout à fait le même style que les films dont je vous ai parlé ci-dessus. J'ai l'impression que beaucoup de gens ne connaissent pas ce film ENCORE UN FILM TROP MÉCONNU ARGH et du coup je peux pas fangirl avec mes copines à propos de ce film je déteste ça . Troix mots; New-York, Adam Levine, musique. certes c'est techniquement plus que trois mais vous voyez le genre C'est une bonne rom-com qui combine différents "types d'amour" entre amour, amitié, amour de la musique, amour de la ville... La musique est toujours revigorante et rafraichissante quand on se sent bloublou, et la musique est vraiment archi cool dans le film.


Happy, a Roko Belic documentary

Last but definitely not least, this is a documentary about happiness, merely. The team went around the world and asked people "what makes you happy?". No one has the key to happiness and you won't find a magic recipe to be happy in this, however there are a few facts about how our brain works that are very interesting, and how the choices we make influence our happiness. I would recommend this not only because it's adorable and lightweight, but also because you might learn a few things (at least I did) and to my fellow students in philosophy you can quote it in essays



Finalement, tout simplement un documentaire sur le bonheur. En gros, l'équipe a fait le tour du monde en demandant "qu'est ce qui te rend heureux?". Personne n'a la clé pour accéder au bonheur et il n'y a pas de formule magique pour le trouver dans ce doc, mais il y a des faits scientifiques qui sont toujours bons à savoir à propos du fonctionnement de notre cerveau. Je le recommande non seulement parce que les témoignages sont trop kikis et légers, mais aussi parce qu'il y a moyen d'apprendre des petits trucs (en tout cas, c'est mon cas) et pour mes camarades qui font des dissert' en philo, vous pouvez y aller gaiement pour le citer.

 That's it, let me know if you watch one of the movies and what you thought about it,
Also don't hesitate to suggest articles you wan't me to do,
Loads of love,
Lou x 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

LET'S CHAT : WHY I STOPPED POSTING - THE NAKED TRUTH.


Hey guys,
So you may or more likely may not have noticed the serious lack of posts on here lately. Now, if I'm doing this, it's not because I feel like I owe you explanation but because I don't want anyone to think I'm giving up on this blog.
There’s always the good old « I have work to do and school is my priority » (which is obviously one thing) but there is more to that.
One of my previous post was very different from the others, and it felt so good to actually write about something that matters to me (body image and social pressure). It felt so good, that I couldn’t get back to the usual « beauty, lifestyle, fashion » sort of articles. 

 

Past

As I grew older, I spent countless hours worrying about my looks. Way more than I should’ve spent. Not only did I worry about my weight, makeup and physique; but also I let myself hate who I was. I couldn't accept how I looked and saw in makeup a way of feeling better, of making a better version of me. The time that I spent on my looks is a time that I could’ve spent worrying about things that truly matter, like love and happiness. But I didn’t.


Present

As I grow older, I’m trying to see more clearly where are my priorities and what are the things worth spending time and attention on. And my blog is one of them. However, what I’m talking about inside, isn’t.
I’m the first to denounce and criticize how women are objectified and defined by their looks; and I hate that part of social media where is built the illusion of the « perfect life », embodied by Instagram. It breaks my heart when I see my beautiful friends being self-conscious and insecure, because of the society standards that are too high and unreachable. I’m longing for a world where numbers only matter when we’re counting our blessings; where the question of color only matters for how much color we bring into other people’s lives; where shapes only matters if it’s a heart.
I am tired of seeing couples, houses, breakfast, outfits, dogs or whatever defined as “goals”, when in fact they are most likely set-up and probably not representative of reality (not all the time, not everyone but how can we know?). This unhealthy competition on the most beautiful pancakes or coziest bedroom can develop a feeling of inferiority and sometimes complex for some users.
But I’m the first to do so; without realizing it of course. Looking back on my blog and Instagram, I sometimes feel like it is meaningless, pointless. Social media can have a great influence on people, sometimes positive, sometimes negative , and have a true power but what have I done with it that makes a difference? that makes the world “ a little less worse”?

Futur

I don’t want to be that person anymore, I don’t want to be apart of a digital community if it means making other young women “envy” what they think I have, or do not have, just like I used to envy other people’s life.
I want to spend the time I used to spend on physique, on issues that concern all of us like global warming or social inequalities. Sometimes, the rest feels vain, empty. Rene Engeln said “beauty sickness is what happens when women spend so much time worrying not about their education, their career goals, their family or their relationship, not about the state of the economy, the state of the environment or the state of the world because they are too busy worrying about their weight-loss goals, skin care regimen, the state of their arms or the state of their abs.”
I will keep posting my happy moments on social media, simply because your Facebook wall isn’t the Wailing Wall. I will keep talking to you about beauty products I liked because I’m not willing to give up on my passion. I will now spend more time actually writing and giving my humble opinion on more diverse subjects for those who might want to hear it.

Keep shining,
Loads of love,
Lou x

Disclaimer: My thoughts are expressed from my point of view; they imply me and only me. It is not targeted at anyone and respect every blogger/youtuber/Instagramer’s work. I do not expect my view to be shared by everyone.

Friday, December 4, 2015

BIRCHBOX NOVEMBER 2015.

Hey guys!
I'm always very curious about what are in that type of boxes, and I never subscribe to one without watching tons of reviews first. In that case here's my November box!
I got a two months subscription via a private sale on Showroom Privé which allowed me to pay half price (13€ for both instead of 26). The first box (October) got lost in the way, but I don't think it has anything to do with the company but simply the post office. They were really great when I sent them an email telling them I never received the box, they sent another one right away and I got it within a week. That is why I have the November box twice but with different products inside.


Salut tout le monde!
Je suis toujours très curieuse de ce qu'il y a dans ce genre de box, et je ne m'abonne jamais sans avoir lu/regardé des reviews. Dans ce cas, voilà la mienne!
J'ai commandé un abonnement de deux mois chez Birchbox en solde sur Mon Showroom (deux pour le prix d'un : 13€). La première box (d'octobre) a disparu mais je ne pense pas que ça aie un rapport quelque conque avec Birchbox mais seulement avec mon postier. Je leur ai donc envoyé un mail et ils m'ont de suite répondu, puis renvoyé une box que j'ai reçue moins d'une semaine après. C'est pour ça que j'ai deux fois la box de Novembre mais avec des produits différents.

#1 :



From left to right (de gauche à droite) :
♡ "All you need is me" cream from True Organic of Sweden
♡Daily shampoo from Privé 
Hand & nail cream from Panpuri
♡"Magic Touch" body cream from Rituals 
Neutral lip liner from Lord & Berry

My favorites from this box are the two creams because they have very unique and fresh smells, they feel amazing on the skin, it's a great discovery.

Mes préférés de cette boîte sont les deux crèmes parce qu'elles ont des odeurs super agréable et uniques, avec un toucher sur la peau très plaisant! C'est une chouette découverte. 

#2 :



From left to right (de gauche à droite) :
CC Cream SPF 30 from Youth Lab
Baume d'Amour (for very dried skin) from Le Couvent des Minines
♡OI Shampoo & Conditioner from Davines
♡Skin serum from Balance Me
♡Fratboy Shadow/Blush from The Balm


My favorite product from this one has to be the cream as well (shocker) because its smell amazing, is really moisturizing without leaving your hands super oily.

Mon produit préférée de cette box est la crème (omg on s'y attendait pas) parce que ça sent délicieusement bon, hydrate bien et ne laisse pas les mains toutes collantes et moites. 



That's it for today, if you have any questions about the products or want me to review one in particular don't hesitate to contact me,
I will talk to you all very soon,
Loads of love,
Lou xx

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

KEEPING INSPIRED : HALLOWEEN EDITION. ☠

Hello beautiful peeps, today I wanted to share with you the few things that I reallyu liked that are Hallowen-related! All the items mentioned were 'kept' with the app keep.
For those who don't know this app, it's like pinterest or we heart it except it's only items you can buy straight out of the website. You can create your own collection by themes and name them whatever you like. Luv it.

Salut les beautey, j'aimerais vous montrer les quelques petites choses que j'ai bien aimées qui ont un rapport avec Halloween. J'ai repéré tous les produits grâce à l'app keep qui est une sorte de pinterest ou we heart it, seulement qu'ici, on peut acheter directement les produits qui nous intéressent.  On crée ses collections, et on les nomme comme on veux. J'adore!


1: Classic Halloween Decoration Kit - mix and bash
2 : Lazy Oaf Cat Collar Dress For Halloween - Lazy Oaf for asos
3 : Jack Skellington from Nightmare before Christmas, watercolor art - Inkist Prints on Etsy
4 : "This is mu Muggle costume" shirt - Skreened
5 : Dress - asos
6 : shoes - asos
7 : Key Ring - asos
8 : Cat Dress - Worn By
9 : Floral Skull case - Casetify
10: Purse - asos
11: shoes - asos

If you want to follow me on Keep, mu username is lou_guillouard or just click here.
I hope you enjoyed, see you all very soon,
Loads of love,
Lou xx