Google+ is taking over our lives. The thing is, most of us have no clue what it is and how it’s going to affect our everyday social networking. Should we be afraid? Should we be excited? The fact that it has Google’s name to back it up means that the potential is great to synchronize contacts and friends, but what’s the point of it? Facebook may have a new enemy but as we continue to be enthralled by new technology everyday, I wonder if we, as a generation, will ever reach a breaking point with all of this social media? How much privacy are we losing as we continue to join these new networks and what consequences will we face in the future? Time will tell, but until then, I’m signing up!
Babies listen up! Everyone’s favorite rock chick, Gwen Stefani, will be launching a children’s collection at Target called “Harajuku Mini” this November! I can’t wait to tell my 4-year-old niece/diva the great news!
I recently came across the Weekend after a friend made me hunt down a song on his iPhone during a 5 hour roadtrip because it was his new “sex song”. I can admit it was love at first listen and appropriately judged as a perfect “sex song.” Toronto-based R&B singer Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) melts your heart with his soulful crooning and realistic lyrics on drugs, sex and life. No bullshit, no sugar-coating or censoring- The Weeknd songs are as real and raw as you can get.
And check out the mixtape “House of Balloons” located here!
Sad news for Jennifer Lopez and hubby Marc Anthony! After seven years of marriage, they’ve called it quits. J-Lo has now gone through 3 husbands and a fiance or two (remember Bennifer?!) and is currently on the market yet again. Sorry Jenny from the Block!
The buzz is on in regards to Will and Kate’s appearance in Los Angeles! Here is a summary of her outfits from her three day trip. My personal favorite is the lavender-colored, McQueen gown she wore at the BAFTA’s Brits to Watch soiree. (Sidenote: Is it just me or does she get thinner and thinner? Kate barely has a waist line these days!)
Good timing after my toothpaste challenge!
<Via French By Design>
I’m a huge fan of challenges. Give me a task you think can’t be done, and I’ll at least attempt it. Just the competitive streak in me. So when I saw commercials for the Arm & Hammer Challenge, I had to try it out! It has baking soda in the toothpaste that (according to the commercial) can whiten your teeth better than anything. I bought a tube of Arm & Hammer Advance White yesterday from everyone’s favorite conglomerate Wal-Mart for $2.75. I then saw an attached $1 off coupon on the box and therefore got myself a pretty good deal for less than 2 bucks. I tried out the toothpaste for the first time and the first thing that came to mind is how bad the paste tasted! I was close to just spitting it out and finishing off with my Crest mint toothpaste sitting right next to the Arm & Hammer tube, but I continued onward (hey, it ain’t a challenge if it’s easy!). The consistency is a little different too as it’s thicker than most toothpastes and foams up more than usual. I stuck with it though, all the while thinking “Pain is Beauty, Pain is Beauty.” I’m going to stick with this challenge for the upcoming weeks because I have a good feeling that they’ll make my teeth whiter, but I might need to desensitize my taste buds first for the awful taste. Stay tuned for a results post in a few weeks!
Kim Kardashian goes Mad Men-esque with her new look for an upcoming perfume commercial.
<Via Daily Mail>
In an effort to stay away from last minute print/scan/fax jobs, I’ve just bought a printer from Amazon! I can’t wait until I move out and take all the cool electronics I’ve been saving up and add them to my amazing, hypothetical bachelorette pad in some hypothetically-fabulous city. I’ve been saving up paintings, coffee table books from Urban Outfitters, a Wii, etc. Now I can add this printer and hopefully a new MacBook Pro to the list! I mean my life as an amateur blogger and social media addict would sky rocket with a new MacBook! The possibilities are endless with my imagination, but let’s just hope I can turn these dreams into a reality soon. :)
Just because I’m on a current Beyoncé-craze, check out her half hour special on the making of her latest cd “4.” Pretty neat inside look into her life and the year-long break she took away from the business. The cd is really good too–I can’t stop playing it anywhere I go!
Hello lingerie! The wedding dress in this video is complete sex. The detailing, the material, the fit….absolutely scrumptious! Beyonce’s facial expressions and the whole wedding footage is really cute as well. Overall, B looks great and belts her heart out in this latest single!
At just 13 years old, Elle Fanning has become one of the youngest celebrities to represent a fashion label. She’ll follow her sister’s (Dakota) footsteps and become the new face of the diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs. Some people have taken this negatively saying that children younger than 16 shouldn’t be representing fashion because of the somewhat provocative nature of the business, but what do you all think? Read more about it here!
Hey even coke-addicted models can find love too! Congrats Kate and Jamie Hince!
One of my favorite songs of the summer. My boy Trey kills it in the chorus of this song. What vocals!