Tuesday, November 29, 2011

OPI Wocka Wocka!, a giveaway, and MANIACAL LAUGHTER

I'm having a giveaway until Dec. 10! You can click here for more info.

On Saturday, I went to see the "Muppets" with my high school bestie -- my thoughts on the movie after I've talked about this OPI for a hot sec.

I'm not a big fan of glitter and shiny things, but I LOVE most things Muppets! I hit up Ulta last month with my polish shopping partner in crime and decided to take Wocka Wocka! home with me. For some strange reason, I've been craving berry reds lately, and after the red fail that was Zoya Racquel, Wocka Wocka! would've had to work hard to disappoint me.

Two coats with SV. A little more berry-colored than you see here.

In addition to being Fozzie's catchphrase, Wocka Wocka! is a deep red berry shimmer -- just more blue-based and berry enough to look great on me (as opposed to OPI I'm Not Really a Waitress, which was bad news bears). In natural outdoor and some indoor artificial lights, Wocka Wocka! merely looks red and not so much berry. It's definitely very glowy, and I do like that.

Formula was OPI perfection and very pigmented. Of course, it's also quite stainy around the cuticles, so take care when you apply it. I imagine I'll probably have to go an extra round with Orly Cutique when I remove this!

If you already have a go-to shimmery red or were hoping for something more original, I'd honestly skip this one. As I said earlier, I was compelled to buy this one purely because of my fondness for the Muppets and my current adoration for berry polishes. I know. I have a soft touch. Curse you, marketing!

Here's the part you were probably really more excited for: my $0.02 about the movie. But wait, LOOK AT MY EARRINGS. :D

I am no film critic, even though I've done my share of acting like one. I don't know what it is, but I delight in analyzing things (Virgo much?), especially movies. I've enjoyed so many that I didn't think I would, and didn't like some that I'd hoped I would.

This movie left me somewhere in the middle. I don't know how else to say it -- while the film was very good/funny/touching in bursts, it wasn't cohesive as a whole. I enjoyed it, truly, just not as much as I had hoped to.

"The Muppets" does a great job of showing you what's so special about the beloved characters, and showcasing their particular sense of humor. Part of the reason I never had a favorite Muppet growing up was because I enjoyed them all as a family of sorts. Seeing the gang sing "Rainbow Connection" together after many years really made me teary.

My only beef with the movie comes with the central characters of the non-Muppet family: Jason Segel's character, Amy Adams' and the Muppet-like Walter. I realize this isn't Shakespeare or Ibsen or what have you, but they were kind of ... bland. They were cute, but I feel like they missed the mark by just enough to bother me. Now I'm not sure if this was because I was so happy to see the Muppets that I couldn't deal with anyone that wasn't them, or because the human "Man or Muppet" subplot was a wee bit boring to me. I'll be honest, going back and forth between those two storylines seemed like more work sometimes than it was worth.

"The Muppets" was directed by James Bobin, and Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords served as musical supervisor and songwriter. Bobin was the "Flight of the Conchords" HBO series director, which should give you some idea of what his style is like. The songs were wonderful. I've quoted "Me Party" three times since Saturday, haha. All the running gags were really funny, silly and clever, and I loved the cameos -- I only would have loved to see Steve Martin, but I'm a nerd like that.

I've heard a lot of talk this weekend basically saying Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller helped make this a Muppets movies for this and future generations. I agree. It wasn't perfect, but it was GALAXIES better than anything that happened after "Muppet Treasure Island."

Except, of course, for this little gem. It's like a '90s wet dream for me -- minus George Clooney -- but you can't have everything! It's okay, though. Brian Bell makes up for it. HELLO. I want him for Christmas. (Or, you know. Always.)

Weezer cruise, anyone? Yay or nay on Wocka Wocka! or "The Muppets"? What about favorite Muppet movie?


  1. I'm extremely curious to see the new movie! I loved the Muppets as a kid, both the old Muppet Show and movies plus the Muppet Babies cartoon. Great review, I think I will check it out! I didn't get any of the reds from the Muppets polish collection but now I'm reconsidering Animalistic. Ugh, my wallet hates me already!

  2. looks good on you, but i just can't get myself to like too many reds on me.. i have some weird phobia.

    i can't wait to see the muppets movie!!

  3. @Chelsea: OMG. I feel like I need to send you a cookie since you actually read that! :-P I'm thinking I might pick up a couple more OPI Muppets if I get the chance, too!

    @Sarah: Thank you! It took me a good year to start wearing red polish. I think it's all about finding a red you like and then going from there!


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