Archive | July, 2012

MTV VMA’s 2012: Nominmees Announced!

31 Jul
 

For those of you who love award shows (like me) and who love music (like me), you know that the MTV Video Music Awards’s are one of the most anticipated music award shows. I love the VMA’s because the fans are the ones who chose the winner and they always have the best artists lined up to perform. One Direction (queue the crying and screaming…. coming from me hehe) and Alicia Keys are already confirmed to perform and I’m sure more performers will be announced soon!

And the nominees are….(drum roll please):

Video of the Year
Katy Perry, Wide Awake
Gotye, Somebody That I Used To Know
Rihanna, We Found Love
Drake feat. Rihanna, Take Care
M.I.A., Bad Girls

Who I’m Voting For: Rihanna, We Found Love

Best New Artist
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, We Are Young
Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe
Frank Ocean, Swim Good
One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful
The Wanted, Glad You Came

Who I’m Voting For: OH BOY, I can’t chose between The Wanted or One Direction!

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, Heartbeat
Drake feat. Lil Wayne, HYFR
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, Mercy
The Throne, Paris

Who I’m Voting For: Drake feat. Lil Wayne, HYFR

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, Boyfriend
Frank Ocean, Swim Good
Drake feat. Rihanna, Take Care
Chris Brown, Turn Up the Music
Usher, Climax

Who I’m Voting For: Justin Bieber, Boyfriend

Best Female Video
Rihanna, We Found Love
Katy Perry, Part of Me
Beyoncé, Love on Top
Nicki Minaj, Starships
Selena Gomez & The Scene, Love You Like a Love Song

Who I’m Voting For: Beyonce, Love on Top

Best Pop Video
One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, We Are Young
Rihanna, We Found Love
Justin Bieber, Boyfriend
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, Payphone

Who I’m Voting For: One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful (Have got to support my boys, of course!)

Best Rock Video
Coldplay, Paradise
The Black Keys, Lonely Boy
Linkin Park, BURN IT DOWN
Jack White, Sixteen Saltines
Imagine Dragons, It’s Time

Who I’m Voting For: The Black Keys, Lonley Boy

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, Big Bad Wolf
Calvin Harris, Feel So Close
Skrillex, First of the Year (Equinox)
Martin Solveig, The Night Out
Avicii, Le7els

Who I’m Voting For: Calvin Harris, Feel So Close

Best Video With a Message
Demi Lovato, Skyscraper
Rise Against, Ballad of Hollis Brown
Kelly Clarkson, Dark Side
Gym Class Heroes, The Fighter
K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, Is Anybody Out There?
Lil Wayne, How to Love

Who I’m Voting For: Demi  Lovato, Skyscraper

Rihanna and Drake lead the pack with five nominations, but who knows who will come out on top! Click here to check out the official VMA’s site and to vote for your favorite artists! Be sure to catch the show on September 6th!

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xoxo, Lilia 🙂

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Jessica Alba: Street Style

31 Jul
Jessica Alba ♥

MW Matthew Williamson pencil dress
$170 – farfetch.com

ONLY blazer
$49 – bestseller.com

Collar necklace
$16 – diva.co.nz

Wayfarer sunglasses
ocshades.com

Stila foundation
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Stila makeup
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Beauty Tip Tuesday!

31 Jul

Hey everyone, today I will be posting a few random beauty tips for a new “segment” on our blog called Beauty Tip Tuesday. From now on, every tuesday I will post a few fun and helpful beauty tips! Hope you enjoy and find these tips useful.

  1. Fast Way To Treat Blemishes: So, you’re going to need some vodka and ice- and no you’re not going to be drinking it! To treat the blemish, dip an ice cube in the vodka and press it on the pimple for a few minutes. The cold will reduce the swelling while the alcohol helps to dry out the pimple. TRUST ME, this may sound wacky but it actually works because the blemish will actually be gone by the next day!
  2. Banish Your Blackheads With Baking Soda: Add water to baking soda until it forms a paste and then apply it to the area affected with blackheads. Let it sit for about 30 minutes and then wash it off with a scrub brush. It should clear up even the toughest blackheads!
  3. Use Cold To Boost Shine: You don’t need a bunch of hair products to get that glossy finish to your hair. The first way to boost shine is to rinse you hair with cold water after conditioning in the shower. The second way is to hit the cold button on your dryer at the end of your blow dry and run the air through your hair for 30 seconds! You should be left with a natural glossy finish in your hair!
  4. Lemon and Vinegar Nail Care: There is no need to spend big bucks on nail products when you can use things you can find in your kitchen for nail care. To soften cuticles and to prevent them from peeling, rub lemon rinds on your fingernails.  Also apply, vinegar to your fingernails as a top coat before applying nail polish, to help the nail polish adhere better.

Let me know in the comment section below if you have found these tips helpful, and don’t forget to Like & Follow!

xoxo, Lilia 🙂

 

Metallic Mani!

20 Jul

Hey everyone! Today, I decided to try out the nail trend where you paint your ring finger a different color! If anyone knows the name of this design, please comment below… because I have no idea and I’m pretty sure it has a name (other than “nail trend where you paint your ring finger a different color” hehe). This cute nail idea is great for summer since its playing up a bright orange with a bit of a metallic pop. So lets get to it! ALSO, i would like the apologize in advance for my horrible nail painting job.. I’m no professional!

The polishes that I used to create this look are as follows:

I just use a simple orange polish from the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Collection which is available  at most drugstores, and I also used a gold glitter polish and metallic magnetic (didn’t use it for the magnetic design-just the color) polish from Tivoli.

You don’t have to use the exact same polishes as me but these are just the ones i had at home!
If you are interesting in a good metalic nail polish, check out the new Mirror Metallics Collection from Essie: here.

To create the individual gold metallic nail, I applied the metallic polish on my ring finger of both hands. After the first coat of the metallic polish dried, I went over it with the gold glitter polish to add a bit of sparkle.

That’s all it took to get this cute nail design. I hope you enjoyed my quick take on this nail trend and don’t forget to Like/Comment/ and Follow for more beauty tips!

xoxo, Lilia 🙂

Demi Lovato: Pink Dip Dye… Hit or Miss?

13 Jul

Hey everyone! in the last few weeks Demi Lovato has been rocking a pink dip dye in her recently dyed blonde hair.

This new hair do is great way to add a little color to your hair for summer and if you want to try it out, you can always use temporary hair dye! It seems like many of her fans love her hair because at her recent concert in Toronto that we attended, a lot of the fans were rocking the same pink ombre hair style !

So which hair style do you perfer on Demi?

Brunette:

Blonde:

Or Pink Dip Dye:

Let us know what you think by voting below… is the Pink Dip Dye a hit? Or do you prefer her a past hair colors?

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xoxo, Lilia!