Author Archives: Rachel

A Recent Obsession – Icona Pop

Ever since I saw the Girls episode “Bad Friend” in which Hannah will do anything to get interesting material for her new freelance job, I was knew this song would be stuck in my head for a while. Take a listen below to “I Love It” by Icona Pop, a Swedish synthpop duo.

For those of you who watch Girls, you know exactly what scene I’m referring to, and if you don’t watch Girls, well, you should. Hannah and Elijah go crazy at a rave at nightclub Greenhouse where they end up dancing and screaming to the song “I Love It.” This song is just so much fun and I think it’s definitely going to make its mark.

 

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My Favorite Highlights from the Beyoncé Bowl…I Mean Super Bowl

Super Bowl

Although every single person at the Super Bowl party I attended hated Beyoncé’s half time performance, I was speechless. Granted, she might not have sang very much, but she is an amazing performer. In my opinion, Beyoncé definitely stole the show and as always…haters gonna hate.

Here are a few of my favorite moments from last night’s Super Bowl. Oh and if you cared about the actual game, the Ravens beat the 49ers with a final score of 34-31. (more…)

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Beyonce Looks Amazing While Practicing for Super Bowl

It’s no secret I am totally in love with Beyoncé. She recently posted pictures of her Super Bowl practice sessions on her Tumblr. If these pictures are a small dose of what is going to happen during halftime, then I can’t wait for showtime. Take a look below at the pictures Beyoncé was so excited to share with her fans! (more…)

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Learn How To Create a Natural, Everyday Makeup Look!

Unfortunately, I don’t possess the skills to master perfect makeup. I also don’t have a makeup artist at my fingertips (wishful thinking) so I always find myself searching YouTube for makeup tutorials to get some ideas and tips. My go-to makeup tutorials come from Teni Panosian of the beauty blog Miss Maven. (more…)

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Transform Your Nails into Liquid Gold!

I’m always looking for new ways to paint my nails since I get really bored having one solid color. I’ve tried the water marbling technique, which is super cool and looks awesome if you do it correctly but it’s kind of messy and time consuming.

After searching YouTube, I came across this short and simple tutorial by Pixie Polish on how to marble your nails using a needle (you can also use a safety pin or toothpick). Let me just say, I would love to hire the extremely talented girl behind this tutorial because I took a look at her other videos…oh my gosh. If you have the art skills, which unfortunately I don’t, I suggest checking out the rest of her tutorials for amazing, envy-worthy nails!

The cool thing about this technique is that you can use any color combination you can think of. I am definitely going to try this over the weekend. It would look really pretty with bright colors for summer. The possibilities are endless!

Would you try this easy, no-water marbling technique?

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Claire Danes, Kerry Washington & More Set the Bar High

Celebrities

Last night marked the best Sunday TV lineup ever. I watched the Golden Globe Awards and Girls, but Shameless premiered with its new season along with a few other shows. I posted up on my couch all night in my pajamas switching between season 1 of Girls (and the new episode of course, OMG love!) and the Golden Globes red carpet.

In my opinion, the ladies set the bar high for themselves, kicking off this award show season with oodles of great fashion. Watching last night’s red carpet was making me so anxious to see how everyone will dress for the Oscars. Here are a few pictures of gorgeous women like Jennifer Garner, Isla Fisher and Adele. (more…)

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Can it Always be Award Show Season?

Ben Affleck

Award show season is always entertaining. I love seeing these beautiful and talented women debut their gowns, shoes, hair and makeup. Side note: Every red carpet should have a mani-cam like the one E! used at the 2012 Emmy Awards, which was inspired by Zooey Deschanel.

Getting back to the point. Most of the attention is typically on the women but I think the men need a little more loving. Last night at the Critics’ Choice Awards, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper were looking sharp and I can’t help but love their scruffy look! I definitely won’t get tired of seeing these two walking the red carpet at upcoming award shows. (more…)

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And the Oscar Goes To…

Well, no one as of yet. This morning Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane announced the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards, which airs on February 24th.

Lincoln leads the pack with an outstanding 12 nominations! Life of Pi with 11, Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook each got 8 and Argo with 7. (more…)

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Let’s Take a Moment to Recognize Bradley Cooper

First I’d like to say happy Monday. Second, I am writing this post because I came to the conclusion  that I am in love (previously noted as just a crush) with Bradley Cooper. For the obvious reasons that most women love him, of course, but I find something about him so interesting and genuine. Here’s why. (more…)

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5 Ways to Bounce Back After the Holidays

Admit it, after the holidays come and go you feel exhausted. There’s no reason not to. In my house, especially during the holidays, we are constantly going from place to place celebrating birthdays, decorating the house, wrapping Christmas gifts, cleaning up after a party, eating tons of food, partying for New Years, etc. It’s important get your body back to a normal routine and feel rejuvenated. Here are five ways to bounce back after a busy holiday season. (more…)

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Fight the Cold with Nutella Hot Chocolate

Food Temperatures are really starting to drop here on the East Coast and I’m not exactly the happiest camper. Normally, the cold doesn’t bother me but this season I’ve been feeling like my toes are going to fall off and my hands are constantly the equivalent to icicles.

Since I can’t rip my fireplace out of my living room wall and carry it with my everywhere, hot chocolate is my next best option to keeping me warm. Hot chocolate is the best when it’s creamy and super chocolatey, so when I found this Nutella Hot Chocolate recipe from Kirbie’s Cravings, I had to immediately share it.

It’s super easy and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, so what could be better? Spend a day this weekend snuggled up on the couch for a movie marathon with tons of blankets and a big mug of Nutella hot chocolate. Sounds good to me.

Do you have any easy hot chocolate recipes?

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If We Decorate Our Trees, We Can Decorate Our Nails!

We see tons of nail art throughout the year, but whenever a holiday like Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas rolls around, girls tend to go all out. Take a look at these jolly, festive and impressive Christmas-inspired nails! (more…)

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Say Hello to One of Our Staff Writers: Rachel!

Staff Writer

Hey!

I’m Rachel, I’m Blog Editor and one of the Staff Writer’s for SINGER22! I also write product descriptions for all the clothing, jewelry, etc. I wanted to introduce myself so you can get a better idea of who’s behind the computer! Here are some random facts about me. (more…)

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A Look Back on 2012 Through YouTube

I came across this emotional video on Mashable. Two days ago, Jean-Louis Nguyen posted this video montage on his YouTube Channel. Set to the song of “The Might Rio Grande” by This Will Destroy You, it includes moments of happiness and sadness. He put together clips of important and impacting events like Hurricane Sandy, the London Olympics, the suicide of Amanda Todd and many more that occurred in 2012.

This video doesn’t seem any more appropriate to surface the web than now, considering all the speculation the world is coming to end December 21, according to the Mayan calendar. (more…)

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