Me, books and makeup

It was almost four years ago that my husband skilfully managed to make me watch another of Meryl Streep‘s movie to convince me of her great acting talents and this time he tricked me into it saying that there’s a character in it that’s just like me.

I was hooked.

The film was Devil Wears Prada and the character he was referring to was Andrea Sachs played by Anne Hathaway! I was very excited to watch this cute and hard-working girl until I found out that she was the target of much ridicule for her dressing sense and style. So that’s how my husband saw me – a girl with no sense of style.

I found a sad little corner of the house and secretly licked my wounds. Instead of frantically getting a makeover and taking a crash course in make-up, I adamantly stuck to my style – whatever that was.

Then we travelled to Edinburgh with a one year old in tow. Dressing and makeup were replaced with diapers and baby food. Having my hair in one place and no drool on my face was the best makeup. Living in perhaps the most beautiful city in UK and being surrounded by beautiful women did no good to my ego. Even the old ladies wore pearl necklaces for a walk in the gardens!!

Wait, I have a point and I will come to it. Perhaps!

Summer’s here or it is supposed to be here and am eagerly waiting for the Edinburgh International Book festival to start next month. I am attending a couple of events and I don’t want to be Andrea Sachs with the blue sweater.

Beauty tips anyone?


15 responses to “Me, books and makeup

  1. Jas July 15, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I love that movie… and Anne Hathaway’s character might be target of ridicule, she was pure at heart too 🙂 Probably your husband meant that.. 🙂

    I wish I knew any of the beauty tips because I am also of the category who feel natural is right.

    • Maddie July 15, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Hey Jas,

      I love that movie too!! My husband meant exactly that and was pulling my leg. I too believe that makeup should be used to accentuate your natural features and I dislike makeup that makes your face look cakey and plastered!! 🙂

  2. Vaish July 15, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I love that movie – for Meryl Streep. Just be yourself Maddie..everyone will love that. Try some petite from debenhams. They are not very expensive, and can be ordered online too. Have you already registered for the book events?

    • Maddie July 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      I love that movie too and of course Meryl Streep too!!

      I have already registered for a couple of events. I wanted to go for more but they were already sold out. It was an exhausting experience to wait all day online to book the events. I didn’t realise it last year that it was so popular and events get sold out in the first day itself.

  3. Vilu July 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Very nice thoughts.

  4. Amit July 16, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Haha! Just be the way you are but maybe you can go to a parlour and pamper yourself on your husband’s expense for all he did. 🙂

    • Maddie July 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      The parlours charge a bomb here but am gonna try one just for the experience!! 🙂

  5. NS July 16, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Aww, I am sure your makeover will come naturally once your kid is reasonably grown up and you can focus on urself again. Till then, chill. You still look pretty!

    • Maddie July 16, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      I do hope so!! Let’s see.. till then it’s plain jane!

      Welcome to my blog! 🙂

  6. Smita July 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I loved the book more than the movie. But yes Meryl Steep is something else.
    Beauty tips? For what? Sheesh! Enjoy the books and their smell 🙂

    • Maddie July 18, 2012 at 11:37 am

      I haven’t read the book. It gets difficult to read the book after the movie, you constantly keep picturing the actors and then cannot form an unbiased opinion. 🙂
      And yes…very excited to buy some books!!

  7. My Era July 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I have read the book but not seen the movie, though Meryl Steep is my favorite too 🙂
    As far makeup go what makes you feel most comfortable and yourself in. Go by a new hairdo, a change in your lipstick shade (get something from the latest fashion) and grab a trendy outfit, that will help you feel renewed and stylish 😀

    • Maddie August 1, 2012 at 11:37 am

      Thanks Era! Will see what I can do. The treacherous weather puts the best laid plans to dust! 😦

  8. techie2mom August 1, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I read the book, and i liked this character 🙂
    About beauty tip, if you get any please pass them on to me as well 😉

    • Maddie August 1, 2012 at 11:35 am

      I haven’t read the book, only seen the movie. 🙂 And beauty tips, will surely pass when I get some! 😀

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