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2012 MTV Movie Awards

Last night, were the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.I didn’t watch them. … But I did DVR the event because I can’t help myself. Tonight, I fast-forwarded through a lot of the bs (who am I kidding? this whole show is bs. They (shamelessly) make up the categories every year to suit the nominees/winners.) but there were some cool moments that I didn’t skip through.

As usual, my favorite part of any award show is seeing what everyone wore. I’m honestly shocked at how many dumb bitches showed up on this red carpet in full-on gowns…

Russell Brand hosted the night’s events and, honestly, sucked. I usually LOVE him but he was so not funny and made way too many references to his divorce from Katy Perry. Awkward.

… He still looked delicious. … and I really don’t know why.

My Favorite Looks

My top 3 favorite looks also happen to be 3 of my favorite ladies in Hollywood: Emma Watson, Leighton Meester and Emma Stone.

1.) Jessica Biel – I love the Mod look. I think this dress looks a little heavy and also kind of bulky in the shoulders/armpit region.But I really do like this. 2.) Eva Amurri Martino – I love this simple white dress. Gorgeous. 3.) Victoria Justice – I LOVE this… I have no idea who the hell this chick is, but I like this summery number.

1.) Mila Kunis – I like this. I don’t love it. But I like it. 2.) Ellie Kemper – I really like this floral mini and the bright green clutch! Adorable! 3.) I may not like her, but I often like Kristen Stewart’s red carpet style. This pic shows her in heels, but she later switched to black converse and I like it better with the converse.

Ugh…

1.) Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton – Why are you here? 2.) Julianne Hough – I’m pretty convinced she had Ryan Seacrest hire someone who find out what Paris and Nicky would be wearing so she could match… whats with this weird mid-middrift cut-out trend? It looks stupid. 

1.) Kate Beckinsale, why does your dress, for a June event in the Northern Hemisphere, have a turtle-neck? Why? 2.) Crystal Reed – “That girl from that crappy Teen Wolf show on MTV…” This is f*cking stupid. Never walk a red carpet again. 3.) Lucy Hale – I just don’t like this. It’s gross. and it makes her look über stumpy.

 Elizabeth Banks and Josh Hutcherson did not represent The Hunger Games very well fashion wise… Everything about Elizabeth’s one-piece pants suit is every that is wrong with one-piece pants suits. (I don’t know if this is even one piece… just go with it.) And, I’m sorry Josh, is that a damn Members Only jacket?… cause it’s as ugly as one if it isn’t.

WTF is going on? …

Vanilla Ice? Brooke Hogan? JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME?

What. The-F*ck. Is. Going. On? …

Let’s look at some boys…

I love these guys. Workaholics is hysterical!!!

Chris Hemsworth… I do love a Hemsworth boy… so…uhhh…. perfect.

I just hope that if Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone ever end, god for bid, that he finds me and we get married and have little Garfield babies… that’s it.

AWESOME MOMENTS

Fun opened and were joined by Janelle Monae… and I’m pretty sure she only owns one outfit: her suit. Wiz Khalifa was awesome. I’m becoming quite the fan of Wiz.

Before being presented with his Generation (Lifetime Achievement) Award, Johnny Depp played guitar with The Black Keys! It was pretty damn sexy.

MTV created a whole new award this year. Groundbreaker Award. I’m not bothered by this because they, appropriately, presented the award to Emma Stone who was so gracious and adorable and teary-eyed.

I’m super stoked about the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man and the set behind Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield when presenting… something… looked amazing.

Most adorable couple EVER to walk the Earth. I love these two and I love them together. Can you two please get married and have lots and lots of babies and live happily ever after? Please?

When Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg took to the stage to present the award for “Best Dirtbag”… someone in the audience said something that was apparently “vulgar” to Mila. I’ve searched for answers and the only one I read claims that the audience member called Mila a “C#ntbag”… regardless of what was said, Mark stepped up and threatened to beat his ass… which was sexy.

Later, someone’s Mom pretended to knee some guy in the balls…

SURPRISE! Kristen Stewart can’t talk in front of a camera.

Gary Oldman… Gary FREAKING Oldman… yeah… Gary Oldman, Christian Bale and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Later joined by Christopher Nolan) showed a sneak-peek at Batman Dark Knight Rises… and I don’t think I blinked. I can not wait for this movie to come out.

Alright, I’m tired… here are the Nominees and Winners of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.

Best Male Performance
Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
Ryan Gosling, “Drive”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “50/50”
Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games”
Channing Tatum, “The Vow”

Best Female Performance
Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games”
Kristin Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
Emma Stone, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”

Best Comedic Performance
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
Zach Galifianakis, “The Hangover Part II”
Jonah Hill, “21 Jump Street”
Oliver Cooper, “Project X”

Breakthrough Performance
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Liam Hemsworth, “The Hunger Games”
Elle Fanning, “Super 8”
Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants”

Shailene was quite adorable when accepting this award.

Best Cast
“Bridesmaids”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
“The Hunger Games”
“21 Jump Street”
“The Help”

Emma was so adorable and such a wonderful spokeswoman for the Harry Potter cast. She accepted on behalf of every single member of the huge HPDH2 cast.

Best On-Screen Transformation
Elizabeth Banks, “The Hunger Games”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Johnny Depp, “21 Jump Street”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Colin Farrell, “Horrible Bosses”

I won’t lie… I was a little envious of Elizabeth Banks… when I first heard about the movie Magic Mike I thought it was clearly something I would not be the least interested in seeing… I was wrong.

Best Fight
Daniel Radcliffe vs. Ralph Fiennes, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig, “The Hunger Games”
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill vs. Kid Gang, “21 Jump Street”
Tom Hardy vs. Joel Edgerton, “Warrior”
Tom Cruise vs. Michelle Nyqvist, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”

Best Kiss 
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games”
Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, “The Vow”
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

Best Gut-Wrenching Performance 
“Bridesmaids” (Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper)
“The Help” (Bryce Dallas Howard)
“21 Jump Street” (Jonah Hill and Rob Riggle)
“Drive” (Ryan Gosling)
“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” (Tom Cruise)

Best On-Screen Dirtbag 
Bryce Dallas Howard, “The Help”
Jon Hamm, “Bridesmaids”
Jennifer Aniston, “Horrible Bosses”
Colin Farrell, “Horrible Bosses”
Oliver Cooper, “Project X”

Best Music 
“Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO (“21 Jump Street”)
“A Real Hero,” College & Electric Youth (“Drive”)
“The Devil Is in the Details,” Chemical Brothers (“Hanna”)
“Impossible,” Figurine (“Like Crazy”)
“Pursuit of Happiness,” Kid Cudi (Steve Aoki remix) (“Project X”)

Movie of the Year
“Bridesmaids”
“The Hunger Games”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
“The Help”
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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2011 MTV Movie Awards

Tonight were the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. Broadcast Live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, the show was hosted by SNL’s Jason Sudeikis.

Ok, it’s no surprise that Saturday Night Live hasn’t been funny for the last 6 years at least. Every cast member is horrible. However, occasionally, an SNL cast member can actually be funny. This definitely was not the case with Jason Sudeikis. He-was-horrible. His jokes were stale. Yes, Jason, it is terrible that MTV, Music Television, doesn’t play music videos anymore… but the joke is played out. You’re lame. Yes, Jason, MTV will be broadcasting the ceremony over-and-over-and-over… happens every year, however your paycheck should be adequate and that joke is also old. Oh and Jason, you’re little bit on the piano was a complete f*cking waste of time… just stop doing what you (don’t) do… go get a job.

Most of the people in attendance fly way under my give-a-sh*t rader, but there were a few moments worth watching for as well as some pretty well-dressed ladies:

Emma Stone, who is always one of my favorites, looked fabulous.
And she’s back to Ginger!
Never usually one of my favorites, Kristen Stewart looked amazing!
I loved the mini dress covered in safety pins and the amazing black pumps.
Her soft hair and makeup worked really well with the totally rock-and-roll fashions she was rocking.
But nobody can ever look better than Emma Watson!
Every time I see her she looks completely fab.
I mean, come on, look at her! She’s adorable!
She made the appearance at this years awards to premier an extended trailer to this summer’s
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2.

But, of course, no award shoe would be complete without those dressed absolutely terrible:

Amanda Bynes. Didn’t you retire? You should probably stick to that.
Leighton Meester. Gross. I’m so disappointed.

But leave it Jim Carrey to out do everyone. The funnyman donned a green suit onto which various images were projected. However, is Jim Carrey still funny? I’m pretty sure he’s not.

Ok, I don’t get the Bieber thing… his videos aren’t played. His songs aren’t played… so…. how do people even know who he is? Album sales alone? Because theres this thing called UTorrent Tweens, that means you don’t have to pay for your (sh*tty) music.

But ok, he’s a teen idol… but what the f*ck is with the Johnny Depp-esque surprise appearance? I’m sorry, is MTV the WRONG venue for Justin Bieber? What a little tool.

The one moment I was kid of looking forward to was seeing Reese Witherspoon accept this year’s Generation Award. … … … I’m pretty sure she was toe-up wasted. But I love her anyway.

And, bringing home the only award for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Tom Felton won this year’s Best Villain award again.Yay #TeamPotter!

The Perfect Red Lip


The Perfect Red Lip

This week I’ve been reading a lot about how a Red Lip is “in” this Fall and Winter. However, I would like to say that the Red Lip has absolutely never gone away. Another thing about red lips that has me annoyed is that so many, for so long, have said that redheads simply can’t wear one. To this, I say “Nay!” and so do a lot of other people now.

For redheads, it’s harder to make a red lip look really good, but it most certainly can be done. First, if you’re a ginger, you have to determine you skin tone.

  • Warmer Skin tones, (and more Orangey hair hues,) should look for a more orangey-red and corals.
  • Cool Skin tones look best with a blue-based reds. Darker reds look best, especially when you get into plums.
  • Neutral skin tones have it easier. You can pretty much wear any shade of red and have it look fabulous.
QUICK CHECK
Do you look better in Gold or Silver jewelry?
Golds = Warmer Skin Tone
Silver = Cooler/Neutral Tones

The rule for Red Lips has always been: the paler the skin, the bigger the pop.
If there’s one thing Gingers have going for them, it’s fair skin. Work that red lip!

GINGERS W/ COOL SKIN TONE – RED LIP

With her cool skin tone and darker, auburn hair, Emma Stone looks great in these red shades.
(I particularly love in the first photo how her green earrings are complimented by the red tones.)

GINGERS W/ WARM SKIN TONE – RED LIP
Mad Men’s, Christina Hendricks and this model (from Montreal’s Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Week) are two redheads with very warm skin tones. The more Orangey-Reds chosen for each lady compliments their tone. Each lady’s hair color and lipstick are all shades of read, but what makes them so cohesive are their Orange qualities.
As a result, the over-all look is Orange; only on a redhead can an “Orange Look” be so beautiful. Blue eyes shining through appear that much more illustrious.

GINGERS W/ NEUTRAL SKIN TONE – RED LIP

Christina Henricks (with a much more subtle blush than seen in the picture above), Isla Fisher and Nicole Kidman are all seen here with neutral skin tones and very bold red lips. Simple eye makeup, which is the way to go with a bold lip, and these redheads look amazing…
IT CAN BE DONE!

When doing a Bold Red Lip, I have the most success with the following steps:

  • I use a very sheer foundation (depending on the look, I sometimes use a shade slightly darker than my own) and blend it in with a very light, daily moisturizer. That way my face looks delicate and not heavily weighed down by layers of foundation.
  • Because I like my red lips to be glossy, I use a small amount of powder to blend over my face for a more matte look. SKIP BRONZER (unless used lightly in a warm look).
  • KEEP THE EYE MAKE-UP SIMPLE! I like to use liquid liner and mascara in either dark brown or black (the blackest black) and one SHEER layer of a very light eye shadow, a neutral shade. (White, Off White, Light Light Tan)
  • *OPTIONAL* Because the eyes are so simple, I especially want my lashes to stand out, but not too glam (the red lip is what is glam about this look). Using cheap, drug store lashes, I apply a whole set. But before doing so, I trim the ends (as well as the length sometimes) giving them a more uneven, natural look.
  • Most fair skinned girls, especially Gingers, have a very rosey tone making blush unnecessary. If you do choose to use a blush, make sure it is sheer and lightly applied to the apples of your cheeks. A super sheer light light pink shimmer looks nice and is what I choose with my Red Lipped Looks.
  • I personally think it looks horrible to line the entire lip… ever. Unless I join a Puerto Rican street gang, I’ll pass on a dark, complete lip-lining… However when I do red lips, I line the inside corners of my lips and a little in the center of the top and bottom (to even out any discoloration and unevenness.)
  • Then I apply the lip color (I’ve yet to try a stain, but I haven’t heard good things from friends who have). I’ve found Cover Girl Outlast lip color to look and work the best. I use the top gloss the color is partnered with, but I also apply a clear gloss for extra shine when I want it.

Obviously, Red Lips look great on EVERYONE! I’ve compiled a few photos of “Red Lip Lovers” to demonstrate how a Bold Red Lip looks on women of various hair and skin tones.

You can see how these beauties have partnered their red lips with other elements to accommodate their individual spin on the classic red lip.

BLONDIES
Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani are two platinum blondes who are regular red lip rockers. Emma Watson, who always looks fab, shows a bold red lip in such a down to earth way.

Lauren Conrad, Hilary Duff and Hayden Panettiere are all more subtle blondes
who flawlessly execute a bold red lip.

BRUNETTES

Leighton Meester, Audrina Patridge and Ashley Greene.
Brunette Beauties with varying skin and hair tones, all with beautiful bold red lips.

Megan Fox is a Dark Brunette and regular rocker of red lips.

RAVEN-HAIRED
Dita, oh Dita. When I decided to dye my hair black, it was in hopes that I would look something like this. The dye didn’t hold very long and I had to strip my hair as a result…
Still, I definitely want to dye my hair black again sometime.

OLIVE/TAN COMPLEXIONS
Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba and Penelope Cruz all looking lovely with their red lips. Each is able to go a little darker, a little more with their eye makeup because of their darker skin tone.

DARK COMPLEXION
Rhianna, Beyonce and Zoe Saldana all wear their red lips well. Also, like with tan and olive skin tones, these ladies can go a bit darker with eye makeup and even a little darker with their blush. A sheer, shimmery peach pair nicely.

BEWARE: WHEN RED LIPS GO WRONG
Any amount. Of any other color. WILL make your red lip look more like clown-wear.
So, if you’re following: TOO MUCH of other colors only makes this worse. (Unless youre audition for the circus, then you-go-girl) Rhianna’s dark skin tone does allow a lot more room for adding color, but only if you really know what you’re doing, (I still wouldn’t suggest any other colors in your look.) Leighton Meester’s purple raccoon eyes definitely clash with the red lip. (Why so serious?) That being said, I actually like it… for a runway, concert, etc… for a regular, average person… steer clear… it won’t look good, I promise.

A nice classic black eye liner is the best way to go with red lips.
Too much liner can make you look like an anorexic ghoul, i mean, Mary Kate Olsen
or like a whore in a Robert Palmer music video.

SO WATCH OUT!

and REMEMBER: SIMPLE FACE & EYES with a BOLD [RED] LIP.

  • Another thing to keep in mind with red lips is your nail color.
  • Just about anything other than a red looks good. Black, Blues, Neutrals, light Pinks, etc.
  • Stay away from Corals, Maroons, Plums, dark Pinks, etc.
  • Only if the Red Nails REALLY match the Red Lips… nearly identical… will it work.
  • Otherwise, the two colors will clash and that will only make both the lips and the nails look bad.

Jets Win!!!


This afternoon, in Overtime, my New York Jets beat the Detroit Lions! WoopWoop (I’m not so sure why the game was so close… but they won!!!) And as we stand right now in this week’s football pool, I am up against one other person and it’s coming down to Monday night’s game. (With the exception of one week I have made it down to the final few when the Monday game chooses the winner… even thought I’ve only won once… I’m a gal who knows my football!!!)