Toy Story 2

Toy Story 2 is a fitting follow-up to a ground-breaking film.  It is just as funny and just as touching as Toy Story.  This time around, Woody is the one who needs some convincing that he is a toy, “a child’s plaything,” and it makes it that much better knowing that nudging comes from Buzz.  I mean, he pretty much quotes Woody word for word from the first movie.

Woody is toy-napped by a greedy collector who, now that he has the main attraction, plans to sell his entire Sheriff Woody collection to a museum in Japan.  Woody meets his Round-up Gang, including Jessie the Yodelin’ Cowgirl, Bullseye (he’s Woody’s horse), and the Ole Prospector, and finds out the truth about his monetary value.  They convince Woody that Andy (his owner), will grow up and abandon him, so he decides to join them on their trip to Japan.

Meanwhile, Buzz and the gang set out to rescue Woody.  They make it to Al’s Toy Barn, where Buzz is captured and replaced by a new Buzz, who is just as deluded as the original Buzz in the first movie.  The new Buzz is able to lead the group to Woody, and the original Buzz shows up just in time to help Woody come to the conclusion that he needs to go home to be with Andy.

There’s plenty more fun and adventure along the way, including a brush with Emperor Zurg, a crazy airplane ride, and the toys driving a pizza truck.  The cast is all just as wonderful as before, and introduces some fun new talent, including Joan Cusack, Wayne Knight, and Kelsey Grammar.  It must be a total blast to be a voice in a Toy Story movie because they all just keep coming back.

China Glaze Cowgirl Up

In honor of Jessie, I went with China Glaze’s Cowgirl Up.  This is a deep wine color with shimmer, which basically means I loved it.  The coverage was really great and I only needed two coats, plus a top coat.  Because it was a shimmer, it dried pretty quickly as well, which is super important to me.

Before Toy Story 3 came out, I would have had a hard time telling you which Toy Story movie I liked best.  Let me say, there’s no doubt that I love China Glaze’s Cowgirl Up. ~E

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