Have you seen the movie Mona Lisa Smile? I missed this one when it first came out, which is kind of surprising given its stellar cast (Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, and Maggie Gyllenhaal to name a few). It’s a look at 1950s life at a women’s college, and I thought it would make the perfect Blogthings quiz, since so many of the characters are interesting and likable.
The best way that I could describe Mona Lisa Smile is that it’s like Dead Poets Society, except with women. And if you ask me, Julia Roberts is just as engaging as Robin Williams was in her own way. This movie is a great look at what life was like for women at a women’s college in 1953 – a world that we are all far away from at this point! It’s such a great escape to watch, but I’d also say it’s quite a thought provoking film as well.
Clearly, Mona Lisa Smile is the perfect movie for anyone interested in coming of age stories, feminism, or history. But something that surprised me is that it’s also a great movie for people interested in art. Just as the world was changing for women and college in the 1950s, the world was changing for art as well. Very fascinating stuff.
Are you a fan of Mona Lisa Smile? Then take my latest quiz: What Mona Lisa Smile Character Are You? What do you think of your result? Is it accurate? Did this quiz spark your interest in the movie – or help you look at it through new eyes.
What other coming of age type movies have you enjoyed? Let me know, and maybe I’ll write a quiz about them!
As some of you know, I’ve been writing quizzes for a long time. For various reasons, I sometimes find my quizzes end up being “lost.” I occasionally find these quizzes among my files, and it’s quite a treat. Today’s quiz is such a quiz, and I spent some time polishing it up over the past couple days.
If you’re a fan of astrology, this quiz is quite the treat for you: What’s Your True Sign? Take it to find out what your zodiac sign should be, especially when it comes to love. Let me know what your true sign is, and if you think it fits for you!
Happy first day of fall! I am so excited for all that fall brings – including new fashions and (yes!) makeup. Fall is a fun time to reevaluate our wardrobes, and I also love wearing a little more makeup this time of year. I love to ge the fall fashion issues of my favorite magazines and check out all the new makeup trends.
Inspired by fall changes in color (both natural and human-made), I wrote my latest quiz: What’s Your Autumn Lipstick Personality? I loved writing this quiz, and it made me realize that Blogthings definitely should have more beauty quizzes 🙂 Give it a go and let me know what you think. Do you change up your makeup in the fall?
Are you a big Jane Austen fan? I definitely am, and I try to write as much Jane Austen based quizzes as I can. Despite Blogthings having quite a few Jane Austin quizzes, I was remiss in writing a Pride and Prejudice based quiz. Until today!
While I can’t say that I have a favorite Jane Austen work, Pride and Prejudice is a book I love to revisit again and again. The world of the Bennet sisters is just too compelling to ignore, and given how many movies and series have been based on the book, I suppose others agree 🙂 If you are looking for a little Pride and Prejudice kick, then check out my latest quiz: Which Bennet Sister Are You?
Take the quiz, and let me know what you get. Does it match who your favorite Bennet sister is?
While summer is definitely the season to get a pedicure, this time of year is my favorite for manicures. There are so many fun colors to play with, and I love how fall such a great season for fashion in general. As we experiment with new fall looks, I love making manicures a part of that as well. And I love how manicures these days are so whimsical. All the colors, designs, and even bling inspire me.
I am not usually one to treat myself to a manicure in a salon, not when I can DIY it for a few cents and an afternoon of Netflix watching. Besides, if I paint my own nails, I can change them as often as I’d like. So I’m always on the lookout for new manicure looks, and I spend a lot of time thinking about what your manicure may say about you.
Take my latest quiz to see what manicure style matches your personality: What’s Your Manicure Style? Let me know what you get and what you think of your result. Do you like to get manicures? Would you get one like the one in your result?
Discussion question: When was the last time you got a manicure? Did you DIY it or get it done in a salon?
Do you feel like fall is in full swing in your neck of the woods? I feel it here for sure, and I love the cooler temperatures. While I’m not quite ready to break out a jacket yet, I love that I can throw on a scarf or sweater some evenings.
What about you? Do you enjoy fall clothes? I love dressing for fall, so I wrote a whole quiz about fall fashion! Check out my latest quiz: What’s Your Fall Style? Let me know what you get and how true it is for you. (Guys, you are more than welcome to take this girls only quiz, but you may want to skip the shoe question.)
Discussion question: What clothing do you look forward to wearing each fall?
Ladies, do you like to wear tights? I don’t get the opportunity to wear them much in Texas, but this time of year I do 🙂 I kind of have a fashion dream of living in the Northeast or Pacific Northwest, where tights would be part of my everyday wardrobe.
I came across some fun tight colors on my favorite photo site, and I just knew I had to write a quiz about tight colors. Here you go: What Color Tights Are You? Let me know what you get… and if you would actually wear that color tights.
Discussion question: What is the most unique pair of tights you’ve worn… or simply seen?
I love lip gloss. It’s a great way to polish your look quickly, especially when you don’t have time to put on a lot of make up. Plus, a lot of lip gloss moisturizes your lips, which this dry lipped Texan definitely needs.
The color of lip gloss you choose says a lot about you. Don’t believe me? Take my latest quiz: The Lip Gloss Test
Comment below to let me know what your result was and how accurate it seemed!
Are you a fan of either Marylin Monroe or Audrey Hepburn? I’m such a huge fan of both of them. Even though they were somewhat two sides of a coin with very different appeal, they were both such amazing talents. I loved Marylin Monroe especially in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire. My favorite Audrey Hepburn movie is actually Roman Holiday but of course I love Breakfast at Tiffany’s as well.
Of course, when we think about Marylin Monroe and Audrey Hepburn one of their greatest influences was their style choices. I love both of their styles so much! Marylin Monroe’s style is that sexy yet tasteful 1940s / 1950s feminine look we all still love so much. I don’t know how much it can be carried out today, but I do love it. Audrey’s style was a lot more timeless and a lot more subtle. We still wear her little black dresses and cigarette pants today.
Marilyn Monroe. Audrey Hepburn. Two classic Hollywood icons that were so different. So which one are you like? Are you the sexy, unattainable woman? Or are you the girl next door? Of course, you can have elements from both of these lovely ladies, but with this quiz, you’ll get a definite result. And yes, I go beyond whether you’re a blonde or brunette.
Find out once and for all if you are a Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn type.Take my latest quiz: Are You More Marilyn or Audrey? It’s the only way to know for sure!
Comment below and let me know what you think of this quiz. Did you get Marilyn or Audrey? Was it accurate? Do you have a favorite Marilyn Monroe movie or photo? What is your favorite movie or photo for Audrey Hepburn? Definitely let me know if you’re a fan of either of these ladies.