November 30, 2012

Pinterest and Peppermint

Once again, the Holidays are upon us. This means it's time for several things:
1) Starbucks' holiday drinks and cups come out (make that a grande Skinny Peppermint Mocha, please!). 2) Christmas decorations go up. And 3) It's the season for giving!

My family tends to wait until two weeks before Christmas to begin our present shopping... I'm not exactly sure why we do this, and it really doesn't seem logical, but that's one of our holiday traditions I suppose. Regardless of if you're on the lookout for Christmas presents all year round, or a last minute gifter it's always helpful to have a guide.

This year my go-to resource has been Pinterest. This fairly new website is like a hybrid between Tumblr and Polyvore. You personalize and create Boards where you Repin what others have already put on the site (you are also able to make your own pins), but then clicking on the pictures sends you to the site the picture came from. I apologize if that didn't make any sense at all, but I promise it is simpler than I made it sound!

You can check out and follow my boards here. The ones that will be helpful for the holidays are my Seasons, Style It, and Accessorize It boards. The Seasons one is mostly recipes for treats and ideas for decorations, but the Style It and Accessorize It ones are good for getting ideas for cute and fashionable gifts.

Another way you can utilize Pinterest for the holidays would be to make a Christmas List board and pin all of the things you want for Christmas on it and then share the link with your friends and family.

Hope this gives you some gift giving-ideas!


November 28, 2012

Now Playing...

Thought I would share a few of my most played tunes of November with you. I have quite a diverse collection, so there's a bit of everything! It's not exactly fashion related, but it's current and who doesn't think of their iPod as a key accessory?

Wake Me Up by Ed Sheeran
I love how soft and poetic this song is. Whenever I need to listen to something to calm down I turn this on, followed by the rest of the album.

Can't Hold Us by Macklemore
On the flip-side, I listen to Macklemore to get pumped up! He's an up-and-coming rapper from Seattle, with lyrics and energy like no other.

Boyfriend (Acoustic Version) by Justin Bieber
If you are a Bieber fan, actually even if you aren't, your ears have not experienced the full Bieber Fever  experience until they have heard this. (I got this one onto my iPod by using a YouTube to mp3 converter website - and don't worry it's legal!)

Blue Jeans by Lana del Ray
I have mixed feeling about Lana, but for some reason I can't stop playing this song.

Babel by Mumford and Sons
Their complete new album has made into my favorites playlist. I particularly enjoy I Will Wait and
Lover of the Light.

And how could I forget Take Me Home by One Direction?!?!
I've been hooked on their album since it came out... I won't linger on how amazing, attractive, and lovely they are, but the most addictive songs to me are Kiss Me, Last First Kiss, and Heart Attack. I'm into the more upbeat songs, obviously.

I also ought to mention...
Alex Clare- besides his overplayed single Too Close, his album balances his soulful voice with the dubstep vibes wonderfully
Selah Sue- this adorable Belgian went on tour with Ed Sheeran and has an Amy Winehouse-ness about her
And Adele- I always find myself coming back to her old album, 19.
What kind of music do you listen to? I always love finding new artists, so please feel free to share!


November 26, 2012

Balance of the Blogospheres

Okay, just tell me that I suck at this. It's okay, really, I deserve it... I really need to stop falling off of the blogging-wagon. So sorry! I have been putting my time to good use for the most part. Instead of writing down my fashion/beauty finds, I have been presenting them via YouTube. I actually started a little more than a year ago, but I deleted any videos from 2011 or earlier because I'm totally not the same person. Plus, I'm not sure many people will really take a 13-year old's fashion/beauty advice. My videos are definitely more relaxed than many of the teen vloggers (that's video-bloggers), but that's just my style. I find some of them to be quite obnoxious, to be honest... Anyways, YouTube is a great resource for finding new looks and hairstyles and there's a whole bunch of fashion/beauty vloggers that make entertaining and helpful videos. Here are some links to my favorites:

and mine sophiefay97

It would be wonderful if you would go watch some of my videos and subscribe! :)
Filming and editing videos is very time consuming, however, so I am going to try to balance my blogging with my vlogging. I'm planning on uploading a video once a week and making two blog posts a week as well.
I have lots in store for you, so get ready!