Big Little Lies S02E06 (The Bad Mother)

Celeste (Nicole Kidman) is getting ready to go to court to fight her custody battle. She’s the only character in the show who’s consistently shown while putting make-up on. I think this is not coincidental: since S01 she’s shown as a trophy wife, a beautiful woman whose only task – according to her abusive husband – is staying beautiful and decorative. By showing her often … Continue reading Big Little Lies S02E06 (The Bad Mother)

Sharp Objects S01E03 (Fix)

Adora Crellin (Patricia Clarkson) gets bandaged by her husband Alan after cutting her hand with rose thorns while gardening. Interesting objects can be seen on her vanity. The perfume bottle with red stopper is a Lalique creation – Clairefontaine. The stopper reproduces lily of the valley stalks. The blue bottle and jar with silver caps sitting in the middle of the table are La Prairie … Continue reading Sharp Objects S01E03 (Fix)

Stranger Things S02E04 (Will the Wise)

There are several toiletries in Will’s bathroom: among them, an Avon bath oil and a Pond’s cream jar on the window sill. A couple of words on the Avon bottle: it’s impossible to know what Skin So Soft scented oil it contains, because the same bottle was used for different scents (Elusive, Bird of Paradise, To a Wild Rose and more). By the bath there … Continue reading Stranger Things S02E04 (Will the Wise)

American Horror Story S07E05 (Holes)

Ally’s horrific “scratch and pierce” dream is set in her bathroom, so we get to see some of the products she uses. The pink bottle contains Victoria’s Secret Jeweled Citrus body mist (now discontinued). In the clear make-up tray I can see Clinique Almost lipstick in Black Honey and another discontinued item: a MAC lipstick in a silver bullet. The Canadian brand used this packaging … Continue reading American Horror Story S07E05 (Holes)