Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

I want to apologize again for my of posts, I’ve had a very hectic week emotionally so I’ve been pretty drained. However, I’ve finally recovered from my Chicken Pox and I ¬†actually put make up on for the first time in about nine days on Wednesday, yay!

On Thursday, my beautiful friend Laura aka livingforthenow, came to stay for a few days, sadly she left today. However, we had a lovely time together though and had a nice big catch up, I know Laura thanks to my favourite person, Marilyn, and we have been best friends since we finally met one another the day before Laura’s Wedding, two years ago! Marilyn always draws me to such beautiful people, inside and out and I am forever thankful to what she has done to help me, but that’s another story! Since meeting face to face at Laura’s Wedding, we have seen each other on three other occasions, (I think!) and she has helped me so much with my anxiety and depression, she’s basically Marilyn reincarnated. Even though we don’t get to see each other every day, we talk all the time and no matter the distance between us, that will never break our friendship.

Therefore, I wanted to do a post on our time together the past couple of days, being blog obsessed, we took quite a few photos and the highlight includes seeing Terminator Genisys with our girl, Emilia Clarke, *swoons*, did I mention we’re obsessed with Game of Thrones? I’m a bit embarrassed to say, but I think I’m the only person that hasn’t seen any of The Terminator films, so apart from needing an update on the first two from Laura, I thought it was great! I’m not a huge Sci-Fi person but I do like to try other genres and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Arnie looked great too, who said ageing is a bad thing?

My present from France from Laura and Paul! I am so in love with it, I almost cried with happiness!
My present from France of Brigitte Bardot from Laura and Paul! I am so in love with it, I almost cried with happiness!

As you can see it has lots of Brigitte references, Saint Tropez, which is one of her favourite places, Initiales BB, which is the name of her Autobiography and Et Dieu Crea La Femme, the name of her breakthrough iconic film – And God Created Woman (1956). Laura said that they had Marilyn ceramic photos too, but of course being in France she thought Brigitte would have more meaning.

Friday was such a lovely day, although the weather was great, that didn’t stop us from going to the pictures and seeing Terminator! After we watched the film, we decided to get something to eat, and where else would I suggest other than Pizza Hut? You really can’t go wrong with Pizza. It was so nice to be able to get these photos on my new/old phone, Laura very kindly brought her old iPhone 5C for me to have, my iPhone 5 is two years old and likes to lose battery constantly.

Of course I had to get a picture with Emilia and Arnie, well it may only be a poster but that’s fine by me as I’d be way too anxious if they were the real people! Talk about Star Struck!

When we got home I asked Laura if I could practice my hair and make up skills on her and she willfully obliged, which was very nerve racking but exciting at the same time! After Laura washed her hair, I let it dry naturally and then I spent almost two hours pin curling Laura’s hair, she was so patient and put up with me poking and prodding her hair! Here are photos of Laura’s Pin Curls and her full make up which I did the next morning, before I took her hair out of the curls. I was so nervous doing Laura’s make up, it can be hard enough doing your own let alone someone else! But thankfully she loved it, phew!

After finishing Laura’s make up, it was time to take the curls out, I was really excited but also nervous, as I didn’t know what Laura would think of her bombshell look! I knew she would look stunning though and I definitely wasn’t wrong! I felt quite proud of my work, although it’s really not that hard when you have such a beautiful friend to practice on!

Here’s how Laura’s hair looked when I first took it out, she couldn’t get over how short and curling it was as she didn’t think her hair would turn out the way mine does, how wrong was she?! She wanted her hair to be longer and the curls less tight, so I brushed each one individually and Laura thankfully approved. I couldn’t get over how much her hair looked like Marilyn’s, she looked just like she had stepped out from the 1950s – a gorgeous blonde bombshell!

Laura wore her new dress she bought yesterday from Primark, it was the perfect figure hugging pin up style and I couldn’t stop complimenting her! What gave me such a wonderful feeling was her reaction, she hugged me and told me how good she felt about herself, I could have cried!

I had such a lovely time with beautiful Laura and I’m so thankful to have someone who’s so supportive and understanding in my life. I can’t wait for October!

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