Friday, 16 May 2014

Song Review: "Pretty Hurts" by Beyonce and "G.U.Y" by Lady Gaga

Hi guys! I have a special announcement and post for you today! I am going to the Lady Gaga concert in less then a week as well as the Beyonce ft. Jay Z concert in July! Today, I really wanted to highlight both artists new videos of 2014. Both artists are superb and easily are some of the strongest women in the music industry in my opinion.

"Pretty Hurts" by Beyonce
I really love the concept of this video because it shows the ugliest parts of what is suppoused to be beautiful such as a beauty pageant. Beauty pageants are typically are what people define as beautiful and Beyonce points out that beauty is individualism.The lyrics also mirror what the video is saying which is amazing because Beyonce questions the socail medias definition of what beauty is and what she feels is what is truly beautiful. I think the overall theme of the video is to show that insecurity about "perfection" only makes us unhappy and that our aspiration is to be happy. And I truly love that about this song wholeheartedly.
Rutgers Offering 'Politicizing Beyonce' Course

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"G.U.Y" by Lady Gaga
As always Lady Gaga impresses with both an intersting video and a extremely catchy song. At first listen it sounds like she wants to be a guy however further listening to the lyrics you hear "girl under you" which makes the song more layerd and also clever. I love this song because Lady Gaga asserts that she is an equal partner and wants to be treated as such, not like a flower who has to be protected. Although extremely sexual the song and video are good and should be watched (however maybe not with someone under the age of 8).
The Honesty Hour: Lady Gaga Releases New Spring Versace


These two songs are both amazing and I am really proud to be going to performances by these two powerful women. I will talk to you guys later

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Europe trip 2014

Finally! I have uploaded the pictures of my Europe trip! Now I can finally share with you guys what my trip was like. Here is a walk through my trip! Enjoy! 

Florence, Italy
 
Paris, France
London, England

Toronto, Canada       

Thursday, 1 May 2014

New Features: GlamST.com

Hi everyone! I know it has been a long time since I have posted so I wanted to keep things fresh today and tell you about the nice updates that the lovely people on glamST.com have been working on.
I initially recommended this website a little while ago however one issue that I was having with the system was the lack of different styles you could do for the eye make up. 
It seems that I was not the only one who didn't like that and glamST has listened! They have improved the eye make up section.
What I like about these new functions is that you can change the pattern of eye liner from cat eye to waterline and tight line as well. You can also see what entire colours from a palate would look like in a smoky look, plain colour and much more.
To say I prefer this interface is an understatement.
As I have said before, if you are skeptical of what a colour of lipstick will look like or if you will look strange with neon orange eyeshadow, you can try them out on the site with no risk or loss of money. You. An also directly purchase the products from the site.