Over the weekend, I was able to spend time with my two-year-old inaanak. As most parents of small children do, my cousin had brought a number of toys Soleil could play with, in case she got antsy or bored (and we all know how short the attention span of a toddler is). One of the things she had with her was a colorful and kid-friendly makeup palette, with a variety of eye shadows, lipsticks, and glittery cosmetics a budding beauty buff would go crazy for. To my utter amusement, as soon as her mom brought the palette out, my niece started dabbing on eye shadow with a miniscule brush and swiping on lipstick from the tiniest tube of I've ever seen. I was amazed and just a bit shocked that someone so young knew how to put on makeup at all (albeit messily—at one point, Soleil had pink lippie smeared all over her upper lip, while her bottom lip was completely bare)!
Is there something about makeup that is inherent to women? Do our inner Pat McGraths or Bobbi Browns come out of their hiding places the moment we chance upon a beautiful red lipstick or a gorgeous shade of blush? Makeup is one of those things we don't really need a lot of (and I mean this both in terms of our makeup bags and on our faces), but it's also something we clearly can't get enough of.
Hollywood is in a fairy tale mood recently, with big budget movies featuring revamped—or, in some cases, fixed to be more closely attuned to the original—versions of the classics making it big with audiences all over the world. Snow White and the Hunstman, for example, which stars A-listers Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, and Chris Hemsworth, just opened on June 4, and it’s already topping the box office.
Charlize was easily the star with her effective portrayal of the evil queen, and by the end of the movie, I already felt inspired to go and rewatch some of the fairy tale movie adaptations I’ve seen over the years. Scroll through the gallery below to see some of my favorites from fun, animated movies to romantic comedies to dark dramas.
How about you, FNites? What are your favorite fairy tale movie adaptations? Let me know in a comment.
(Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures)