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American Horror Story: Hotel “Lil Red’s Farewell”

American Horror Story: Hotel “Lil Red’s Farewell”

Helloo everyone and a very happy evening to all of you! Alright, guys. No one can say I didn’t try. NO ONE. But, on this ninth episode of American Horror Story: Hotel, “She Wants Revenge”, I am throwing in the towel. I refuse to spend any more time on this season. Therefore, I’m renaming tonight’s episode, “Lil Red’s Farewell”.


Week after week you guys have tuned in for my reviews and opinions on the new episodes of AHS and I am so humbled and appreciate it greatly. However, it doesn’t feel right putting aside an hour for a television show that’s below sub par. During tonight’s new episode, all I could think of was how much I wanted to crawl into bed and crack open Stephen King’s “Cell”, which I began rereading yesterday. I was craving genuine horror as opposed to the soap opera dramatics that AHS has been delivering every week with episodes that have consistently disappointed.

Not only has this season bored me to tears BUT these posts have been boring me as well. Don’t get me wrong, if I was loving the season it would be different – but it’s so hard to crank out similar posts for every episode when nothing exciting is really happening. During Freak Show, I lived for my Wednesday night articles on the new episodes…So you know something is wrong when I dread firing up the ol’ laptop after epis of Hotel!

I gave this season my best shot and the benefit of the doubt for nine weeks, but enough is enough. I now plan on spending my Wednesday nights tucked in with a good book or perhaps watching some old slasher films. I have an insatiable urge to absorb entertainment of quality and Hotel has done nothing to satisfy this. So, that’s that. I bid you farewell, American Horror Story: Hotel because I’m breaking up with you for good this time. Better luck on season six! Now cue the music!

So there you have it, the final post on American Horror Story: Hotel, “Lil Red’s Farewell”. Now if you’ll excuse me, Cell and a midnight snack is calling my name! What are your opinions on this season of AHS? Who has given up on the show? Who is a die hard Hotel fan? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

PS: Don’t you worry about what I’ll be filling the Thursday and Friday slots on lifewithlilred with! I have some very fun upcoming posts up my sleeve! ❤ 🙂

The Body Shop Black Friday Disappointment

The Body Shop Black Friday Disappointment

Helloooo everyone and happy Black Friday! I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving doing whatever it is that you do. As I mentioned in a previous post, my mom and I love hitting up The Body Shop on Black Friday but unfortunately due to a raise in their prices, we’ll be staying home today. Let’s discuss:

For forever and always, The Body Shop has run their “3 for 30” deal but this year the price got jacked up to “3 for 36”. Not only did the promotion increase in price but so did the gift that you can purchase if you participate in the 3 for 36 deal. Instead of the usual $25 gift bag filled with product that you can buy, it is now $35. This increase in prices equals sixteen extra dollars that you will be spending at TBS if you decide to shop their sales.

Now, “sixteen extra dollars? That isn’t bad,” you might think and I guess maybe it isn’t. BUT STILL! For years and years I’ve looked forward to shopping the 3 for 30 deal so this raise in prices seems cruel and unusual. Have they not heard of the motto “if it isn’t broken then don’t fix it”? The 3 for 30 promo always seemed too good to be true and now it is just a figment of my imagination. Shameful.

In all reality, the deal is okay if you’re buying more expensive items BUT I’M STILL BITTER!! Their Black Friday promotion for 2015 is definitely not worth venturing out to the mall for. In my opinion, I’ll be better off shopping their deals online when they are running one of their beautiful “50% off site wide” promotions. I plan on waiting until the holiday season is over for a promo like that to happen so I can stock up on all of my necessities as opposed to doing so today.


^^^ This basically sums up my feelings about the Black Friday promotion price increase. I’m boycotting!!

Please tell me that I’m not the only one who feels pissy about The Body Shop’s new Black Friday deal. PLEASE?! Who is going out shopping today? What store has the best deals? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

I’ll Tell You What I Thought, What I Really Really Thought (AHS Episode 7)

I’ll Tell You What I Thought, What I Really Really Thought (AHS Episode 7)

Alright everyone, I need you to know that I’ve tried – but I can’t do it anymore. I’m going to go right out and say it: This season SUCKS. Believe me, I’ve tried SO hard to get into it. I’ve had faith week after week that the episodes are going to get better, but alas, they’re not and I’m thoroughly disappointed. The newest episode of American Horror Story: Hotel entitled “Flicker” will receive my lowest ratings of the season with: half a star. “Why?” You might ask. Well, let me tell ya:

Where is the horror?!: Yes, this season has boasted some terrible and shameful scenes, however, I wouldn’t classify Hotel as “scary” in the slightest. Yes, things get a little bit gory on the show – but is that truly frightening? No. There hasn’t been one moment during season five where I’ve truly been scared and therefore, I’m not a fan. “Flicker” offered quite a lengthy back story on the Countess as well as a possible lead on the Ten Commandments Killer and that’s about it. Did anything really “happen” in the episode? No, not really. I was bored to tears. #sorrynotsorry

Where is the plot going?!: What is this season even about? Lol, seriously someone please enlighten me because the multiple plots that have been introduced are going nowhere fast. There hasn’t been one solid and steady plot throughout the entire season and to me, that’s unacceptable. I have no idea where the episodes are going and what they have to do with the big picture. It’s so evident that Ryan Murphy bit off more than he can chew and I think it was a big mistake casting Lady Gaga. All the Countess seems to do on the show is offer a fashionable presence, which I feel is exactly what she wanted. As I’ve said multiple times, give me Jessica Lange or give me nothing because this show is a flop without her.


Where is the acting?!: As a person who loves the theater, I hate “hating” on actors – but the acting on Hotel is sub par at best. Sarah Paulson is dull. Wes Bentley is dull. Chloe Sevigny is dull. Lady Gaga is dull. It’s all very very boring. All of the characters seem to be talking but saying nothing and frankly, it looks like all of the actors were half asleep when they were shooting because their eyes are all glazed over and they look just as confused as the viewers. What drew me in to American Horror Story was that it was a television show that had really phenomenal  actors – and most of the actors on Hotel are phenomenal but they just aren’t bringing it. No one is doing it for me and I’m just completely over it.

*Breaths deeply*…Wow, I really needed to get that off of my chest because it’s been building up for a PHAT minute. As mentioned earlier, episode seven – “Flicker” received half a star for poor acting, a crummy story line, and an overall snooze fest of an episode. Better luck next week, AHS.

I Told You What I Thought, What I Really Really Thought of episode seven of American Horror Story: Hotel, “Flicker”, and now it’s your turn! What are your thoughts on the episode and season in general? Who do you think is the Ten Commandments Killer? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

PS: For the record, I don’t think that John Lowe is the Ten Commandments Killer. I know a lot of people think so but it just seems like too obvious of a choice for him to be the TCK. #quotemeonit

Golden Globes 2015 Into It/Over It

Golden Globes 2015 Into It/Over It

The Hollywood award season is upon us again! The Golden Globes were on last night where we got to see some fabulous stars strut around in some gorgeous and…. not so great looks. I decided to do one of my Into It/Over It segments for the Golden Globes, so let’s discuss:

Sienna Miller – Miu Miu: I am so very INTO IT!!!!! I thought that Miss Sienna looked drop dead gorgeous!!! This Miu Miu stunner is one of my favorite looks of the night. The dress is so whimsical and fun but Sienna manages to look grown up and sexy at the same time. Miu Miu is one of my all time favorite designer brands, so naturally I turned green with envy when I saw this gown. I spotted it as a Miu Miu right away and began drooling immediately. Not only is the dress fab, but her hair and makeup looked divine as well. She honestly could have gone either way in the hair and makeup department with either the natural look she’s rocking or something a little more loud and crazy. The natural look is working so well though, she looked like a fairy princess from the land of glam. I’m sold.


Rosamund Pike – Vera Wang: Oh hell no. I am so completely and absolutely OVER IT. I usually adore Vera Wang’s designs, but not this one. Major thumbs down. I hate using this word…but the Gone Girl actress looked saggy. This dress offered her literally NO support in her breasts or back, causing a very unflattering over all shape. One of the most important fashion rules is to always define your waist, which was also not happening in this look. Quite frankly, I’m disappointed. I was expecting Pike to come out looking like a stunner, and this look didn’t do anything for me but make me cringe. The bland hair and makeup was doing nothing for her either as well. Whomp whomp.

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Patricia Arquette – Escada: Oh, Patricia my darling. First of all, congrats on your win for Boyhood. Bravo. Second of all, I’m OVER IT. This look just didn’t do it for me, and I wanted it to work so badly, but there was just so much going wrong. The gown was in desperate need of a good ironing, some expert tailoring, and for that damned shoulder piece to be removed immediately. The look would have been so much better without that shoulder detailing. Not perfect, but better. I’m quite disappointed in her hair and makeup. Her red lip looked sloppy and her hair was pulled back into a bun that was almost falling out. My main problem with this dress is how top heavy it made her look. All of the extra fabric and rouch-ing made the look very frumpy. Disappointed.


Emma Stone – Lanvin: Gorgeous! Stunning! I’m INTO IT! The Birdman actress absolutely soared. In my eyes, Miss Stone can do no wrong and this fabulous Lanvin jumpsuit is no exception. I love looks on the red carpet that I can see myself wearing and this is definitely one of them. Everything is just working SO WELL together, from the sparkling bodice, the ankle cut pants, and that gorgeous bow tie on the back. This is something that shouldn’t have worked and Emma proved us all wrong. I love that she didn’t do much to her hair, because the wavy laid back-ness of it truly counterbalanced the Hollywood glam of the look. Her alabaster skin looked absolutely perfect, and her red lip was flawless. Amazing. This is what a young twenty something actress should look like.


Kerry Washington – Mary Katrantzou: Ugh. OVER IT. When my family and I watch award shows together, my parents usually leave it up to me to give the fashion opinion. But when my dad verbalized his distaste for this look, I knew that it was really bad. The thing about Kerry Washington, is that you could put her in a potato sack and she’d still look gorgeous. This woman deserves to wear nothing but masterpieces so when she’s in something that’s not up to par, it’s just so gut wrenchingly noticeable and awful. I hate how this dress doesn’t go all the way to the floor – it’s literally three inches above the ground, just make it floor length, damnit. I also really hate the metallic pink and navy combination going on. If this dress were solely the navy color, I think she’d look quite stunning. I guess the reason that I dislike this look so much is because I know that Kerry can do so much better. Her hair and makeup look lovely though! Hopefully she’s wears a stunner at the next award show to make up for this lackluster look!


Taylor Schilling – Ralph Lauren: Do I even have to say it? I’m beyond INTO IT! Our Orange is the New Black star was absolutely radiant in red. She was GLOWING. Miss Schilling looked like the belle of the ball in this gorgeous Ralph Lauren gown. This dress fit her like a glove and her skin looked flawless. The way this dress moved on the red carpet was divine. This dress is pure Hollywood to me. Taylor Schilling is the epitome of glamor in this look and I’m blown away. Miss Taylor can ditch the orange jumpsuit and stick to the gowns because she looks like an absolute star. Well done, you.

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Kristin Wiig – Delphine Manivet: Ouch. I’m sure a lot of people, like myself are OVER IT. Kristin Wiig has such a lovely body, why hide it in this frumpy mess? This material looked like it came off of a couch from the seventies and the shape of the dress looked just as dated. I’m not sure who dressed miss girl, but this look was so inappropriate for such a star studded night. Not only did the dress lack in all departments but her hair and makeup were a hot mess as well. I’m going to say for Kristin Wiig what I’ll be mentioning for Jennifer Lopez later, the bronzer looked so cakey! I just wanted to take a tissue to both of them and wipe all of that gunk away. Her hair looked very dull as well. Extremely unimpressed. My advice? Fire your stylist immediately.


Jennifer Lopez – Zuhair Murad: Oh look, it’s Kristin Wiig’s bronzey twin! So of course I’m OVER IT. Miss girls golden globes looked like they were going to pop out of this dress any minute and I was so not impressed. The thing with Jennifer Lopez is that we know she’s sexy, hot, and has a whole lot of va va voom. She does not need this cheap looking dress to showcase that. If she were put in an actual gown last night of that same material, she would have looked stunning. Her awful excuse for a smokey eye and her cakey cake bronzer weren’t helping either. Jennifer Lopez ended up looking like a Las Vegas showgirl rather than red carpet royalty. Shameful.


Conchita Wurst: Yes. Hell yes. Miss girl better WERK! I’m INTO IT! I wish that I looked as good as this sensational drag queen in a gown. I also wish that I own this gown. It’s so fabulous I can’t even. This is the most unconventionally drop dead gorgeous look of the night. What more can I say?


Naomi Watts – Gucci: Wow. This was one of my other favorite looks of the night asides from the lovely Sienna Miller. I’m INTO IT! This canary yellow Gucci stunner was an A++++! The way that this dress complimented that pretty blonde hair with her creamy fair complexion was simply divine. Every time Miss Watts was shown on screen last night all I could say was “I want that necklace, I want that necklace, I WANT THAT NECKLACE!!!!” The bejeweled snake choker was such an edgy, unexpected accessory and I adored it. The hair and makeup were perfect and I adored the red lip, which looked way better than I thought it would with a yellow gown. This look was stunning. Bravo.


So there you have it, my Into it/Over it looks for the 2015 Golden Globes! What looks did you love? What looks could you have done without? What would you have done to make some of these not so hot styles look better? I’d love to hear from you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Happy Monday! -Sarah

Into it/Over it!

Into it/Over it!

Alright, there’s a lot of new trends that this fall season will be bringing us, so here I am to rate them with an Into it! or Over it! Here we go!

Aubergine: Eggplant everything! I’m so very INTO IT! This color is such an awesome revamp of the traditional fall hue of oxblood. I can already picture it now: deep purple pea coats, knit scarves, trouser pants, the list goes on. It’s such a gorgeous, rich color. I’m so ready to find the perfect eggplant pieces to add into my wardrobe!


Aztec Print: OVER IT. SO OVER IT. I’ve BEEN over it for over a year now, but Aztec print always seems to make a drastic comeback during the fall season. I want something new. Something original. Something that everyone and their brother doesn’t own already. To get more specific, I’m ESPECIALLY over the Aztec print cardigan. To stand out in a sea of tribal print this fall, I plan on getting a lot of solid hued cardis in rich colors such as emerald green, mustard yellow, and my new favorite aubergine. Once accessorized right, it will be an awesome statement!


The sweater and skirt combo: I’m very on the fence about this trend, so I’m neither into it or over it. I really like this cute combo on other people, but I’m not sure how I would feel about it on me. The pairings of the outfits I’ve seen are pretty dramatic, and too much fabric over powers my tiny frame. I don’t want to look like I’m swimming in the outfit! However. I give props to the girl pictured below, because she looks hella cute! If anyone has any tips or pics on how they styled this trend, let me know!


Emerald green: ALWAYS AND FOREVER INTO IT!!!!! So much yes. If you’ve read any of my previous blog posts, you’ll already know how very fond I am of any shade of green. Of course, I’m extremely biased to this trend, because green is my absolute favorite color to wear. There’s nothing better than a pasty pale girl with bright red hair working a deep green! I recommend that everyone find their favorite green piece immediately. Whether it be a scarf, handbag, or major piece like a blazer or pea coat. You won’t regret it!


Mickey Mouse print clothes: OVER IT. In fact, I HATE this trend. I don’t know where this recent obsession with Mickey print clothing has stemmed from but I am NOT a fan. I think this print is extremely childish. I can’t find one appealing thing about a grown woman wearing a Mickey Mouse shirt. Save it for Disneyland. *hair flip*


Animal print clothing (specifically snakeskin): I’m actually very INTO IT. However, let me state this right now – I will forever be OVER any type of animal hide used in ANY type of clothing. Whether it be leather, alligator, sheepskin, or snakeskin. Anything other than man made materials hold no place in my wardrobe. Having said that, I very much like the snakeskin pattern. I think it’s extremely edgy and quite sexy. It’s a very rock n’ roll print, and that’s definitely something I’m into! I would really like to find some cool snakeskin print skinnies to add to my wardrobe soon!


So there you have it! I’ll be adding on to my list of Into it/Over it trends through out the fall season. What are your favorite fall fashion statements so far? What are you over? Leave me a comment and let’s chat! -Sarah