Every Tuesday we’re going to pick two songs to feature on our blog for a segment called “Tuesday Tunes.” We’re each going to pick a song to showcase our own musical tastes and hopefully introduce you to new music and artists!
Today’s featured tune is “Home,” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. It’s a very sweet song, quite catchy, and one of my top feel-good songs. Be sure to take a listen!
To stay on Rachel’s theme of feel-good songs, my Tuesday Tune is “Wild and Young” by American Bang. This song always puts me in a good mood and definitely makes you want to rock out, head swing and all! Enjoy! :)
I got my first cell phone in 2004, and since then, I’ve been through a number of phones–getting bored after a few months with each model. However, in December 2010 when I purchased my first iPhone, the game changed. The iPhone is the one phone I haven’t gotten bored with and I couldn’t imagine ever switching to another phone type (once you go Apple, you don’t go back)! So in honor of the tentative arrival of Kayla’s first iPhone tomorrow, here are my top 5 must-have apps for any iPhone owner:
GetGlue: This app is perfect for the entertainment lover. Check-in to movies, music, books, video games, or topics you’re currently immersing yourself in, and engage in conversation with others who are doing the same. Many check-ins also earn you GetGlue stickers, which you can order physical copies of and have shipped to you at no cost! This app is one of the best (and newest) in social media, bringing more attention to the rising of Social-TV.
Mint.com: Wondering how much money you have in your bank accounts, what your credit card balances are, and if you’ve been overspending recently? Mint.com allows you to view all of the information through this completely safe and secure app, and even gives you an option to add extra security with a pin to access the app. In the overview tab, you can see the combined total of your bank account (Ugh, I WISH that was my balance), as well as the status of your budget vs. spending and how much money you have coming in per month. After setting a budget for yourself, the app also alerts you when you’ve gone over/are close to reaching the budget and when you have a low balance in your bank account.
Hotel Tonight: Hotels too expensive or sold-out when booking prior to your trip? Planning a spur-of-the-moment trip? Forget to book your hotel? Then Hotel Tonight is the perfect app for you! Book a last-minute hotel deal in select cities at incredibly cheap rates. The company even gives you some credit towards your first hotel purchase through the app! My personal experience with the app? Ending up with a hotel room in Las Vegas the night of my 21st birthday completely free. Although there were extenuating circumstances (the hotel we had originally booked through the app overbooked, Hotel Tonight pulled through for my milestone birthday and really went above and beyond).
Instagram: Apple’s App of The Year. Need I say more? This app takes sharing photos to the next level. Not only can you follow your friends and stay up-to-date on their lives in pictures, but you can also check out what photos are the most popular and add your feedback to uploads. The app also gives you awesome choices to change the look of your photos without going through Photoshop, Picnik, or any other photo site.
HBO GO: Subscriber of HBO? Download HBOGO and access every episode of every HBO show ever! This app is perfect for catching up on the last episode of a show you may have missed, watching the show if you’re away from home, and experiencing the best of HBO’s programming throughout it’s history (over 1,400 shows/movies to watch). You’ll never find yourself bored with this app at your fingertips!
Oh, and did I mention that all of these apps are free!? It makes them even better! Do you use any of these apps? What’re your top app-picks? Share with us below!
Hollywood award shows always bring out the hottest stars from TV, movies and music. But, let’s be honest, we all know our favorite part isn’t who wins the awards. We LOVE seeing what the fabulous stars are wearing: everything from the gowns, to the jewelry, to the shoes, to how their hair and makeup is styled! Here is our list of the best dressed winners from The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards last night!
Our Top 5
The Modern Family star looked stunning in a gold vintage Dolce & Gabbana strapless gown. I love the lace detail down the dress and the black lace tie at the waist. Hyland topped it off with simple, yet gorgeous Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Her hair was pinned back with pieces of curls falling around her face and smoky eye makeup to complete entire look. This was my absolute favorite look from the red carpet. Well done, Sarah!
The Oscar-winning actress wowed the carpet in scarlet red Zac Posen gown. She always looks like a perfect Barbie doll and this year was no exception. The color on her was perfection and her laid-back, messy waves was an unexpected hair choice for the star but totally worked for this look.
The new mom looked absolutely beautiful in a pale lilac Gucci gown. The actress paired her silk charmeuse embroidered dress with diamond jewelry by Bulgari and a Roger Vivier clutch. I can’t believe she had a baby just a few months ago. She looks gorgeous and the color of the gown looked perfect on her.
The Best Actress in a television drama winner stepped it up in a black and white J. Mendel gown last night. When she first walked on the red carpet, I just saw the front of the dress and thought it was quite boring to be honest. Then she turned around. This dress is all about the back. The back of the dress featured an amazing cut out covered in jewels. She accessorized her look with diamond jewelry by Bulgari.
Evan Rachel Wood
The nominated actress stunned on the red carpet in a peacock inspired Gucci gown. The metallic and feathered-looking gown has a striking green color and looks beautiful with her skin tone and smoky eyes. This just was fun, young and edgy. It was definitely a risk to take at the Golden Globes, but it paid off. I absolutely loved this dress!
Beckinsale looked gorgeous on the carpet in a cream colored Roberto Cavalli gown. She could wear anything and look beautiful, but this was one of my favorite looks on her. She looks like perfection.
Jolie stepped onto the red carpet and stunned in a one shoulder ivory satin Atelier Versace gown. The dress had a pop of color of bright red at the top of the neckline. She accessorized her gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Not as perfect as her green gown she wowed in last year, but a nice choice for Jolie.
Paula wore what only Paula Patton could pull off. A bright yellow Monique Lhuillier strapless custom made gown. The color is perfection. But only she could wear it as beautifully as she does. It looks great with her skin tone and dark hair. If only I could look that good in that.
Although I absolutely LOVED Lea Michele’s metallic silver Marchesa gown, I don’t think it was right for the Globes. This is definitely more of a flashy Grammy’s dress. But nonetheless, this gown is gorgeous, young, and edgy and looks amazing on her body!
The young star looked beautiful and fresh on her first big red carpet. Her Marchesa dress was very elegant and age appropriate for her. She did a great job!
Although we’re not too crazy about this dress, Kidman stepped it up in a way that we have never seen from her. She never dresses to impress, and I’m so happy to her in something a little younger, and not so old-ladyish. I’ve got to give it to her. She looks amazing!
Until the next award show, we’ll have to awe over these gorgeous gowns and dream of us “normal people” wearing them! Xoxo.