Neon Indian @ Webster Hall

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Wednesday night, my friend Karina and I attended a session of Neon Indian’s Night School.

This is the first time I went to a concert before hearing all the song’s from an artist’s upcoming album, and I was not disappointed.

Karina and I started the night out with some drinks. I got Sex on the Beach and she had Hpnotiq.

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Neon Indian’s opening acts were Hannah Cohen and Tamaryn. I’m not a fan of either of their music but they’re both very interesting performers. Hannah Cohen sang songs like “Fake It” and “Keepsake” with a very light, high ranged voice that’s always in slight discord. Tamaryn has more of a rockier shoegazing vibe, and she performed some songs off her album Cranekiss such as the album’s self titled track and “Hands All Over Me.”

Neon Indian came out in all white a little after 10PM. He played songs like “Annie,” “The Glitzy Hive,” and “C’est La Vie (say the casualites)” from his new album Vega Intl. Night School, as well as an old favorite, “Deadbeat Summer.”

At one point during the night he expressed his love for New York. “I spend a couple of months in California, and as soon as I got off the plane I was like ‘F*ck this, man. There’s no place better than New York.” He then proceeded to play my favorite on the new album, “Slumlord.”

He closed the show with “Polish Girl,” the first song I ever heard from Neon Indian. I was a little tipsy from my drink by then but I still danced like crazy. Karina and I couldn’t stop singing the song’s chorus on the way home from the show.

If you haven’t already listened to Neon Indian’s new album that just dropped on Friday, check it out over on Spotify!

Fan Art Fridays: James Bond

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Yesterday I started seeing the posters for the new James Bond movie, Spectre, popping up everywhere in the city. I started to think I was going crazy when I saw that Day of the Dead skeleton in the background of the poster art, but by the third poster I came across I was convinced that this was real.

This week’s Fan Art Fridays serves as my escape from this odd poster art. I’m just so used to the sleek, modern look of the James Bond franchise that I had to Google some images from the older movies to feel sane again.

I found this piece of fan art on DeviantArt which I believe is of a scene from the Casino Royale film back in 2006. The embossed fan art features Daniel Craig doing the signature “Bond sleeve cuff tug,” and Caterina Murino to his left in a gorgeous red dress. She kind of looks like Lana Del Rey a bit.

If you want a good laugh about the decision to put the Day of the Dead skeleton in the Spectre movie poster, check out this hilarious article over on The Awl.

View the original fan art here.

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Review

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*This post is sponsored by Younique’s Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes campaign on BrandBacker.

I’ve never worn anything more than mascara on my eyelashes, so this was totally new for me.

As a person that wears glasses and has almost unnoticeable eyelashes behind them, a product like Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes is just what I need to make my lashes stand out.

I didn’t know what to expect when I opened the package, but when I finally did, I was surprised to find two bottles of what looked like normal mascara. It wasn’t until I looked at the bottle that read “3D Fibers” that I realized how this works.

First you apply the Transplanting Gel to wet your lashes. Then, before the gel dries, apply the 3D fibers. The second step is very meticulous, because the fibers look like small dust particles that can easily end up drying in clumps if applied in a rush.

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Overall, I’m satisfied with the way my eyelashes look with the 3D fibers. I went to my mom and aunt with only one eye done to see if they could spot the difference, but they couldn’t. I can definitely see a difference, though.

I wouldn’t use the product everyday, as it takes a little bit more time to apply than my quick Maybelline mascara. I’m always in a rush on mornings, so I’ll be saving the 3D fibers for special occasions.

Purchase the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes and Transplanting Gel here for $29 USD.


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Nunca he usado nada mas que el rimel en las pestañas, asi que esto era algo nuevo para mi.

Siendo una persona que lleva gafas y tiene pestañas casi imperceptible detrás de ellos, un producto como Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes es justo lo que necesito para hacer mis pestañas destacar.

Yo no sabía qué esperar cuando abrí el paquete, pero cuando finalmente lo hice, me sorprendió encontrar dos botellas de lo que parecía ser el rimel normal. No fue hasta que me miré la botella que decía ” Fibras 3D” que me di cuenta de cómo funciona esto.

Primero se aplica el gel de trasplante para mojar tus pestañas. Entonces, antes de que se seque el gel, aplique las fibras 3D. El segundo paso es muy meticuloso, porque que las fibras se ven como pequeñas partículas de polvo que pueden secar facilmente en grupos si se aplica en un apuro.

Puedes ver en el collage de arriba cómo mis pestañas se ven antes de aplicar las fibras, sin las fibras en el ojo derecho, y cuando terminé la aplicación de ambos ojos.

En general, estoy satisfecho con la forma en que mis pestañas se ven con las fibras 3D. Fui a mi mamá y mi tía con un solo ojo hecho para ver si podían detectar la diferencia , pero no pudieron. Definitivamente puedo ver una diferencia, sin embargo.

Yo no usaría el producto todos los días , ya que toma un poco más de tiempo para solicitar que mi rápida rimel Maybelline . Estoy siempre con prisa cada mañana, así que voy ahorrar las fibras 3D para ocasiones especiales .

Puedes comprar Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes y el Gel de Transplante aquí para $29 USD.

 

 

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Olivia Palermo at the Ciaté London Launch in Dublin

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Holiday event season is around the corner, so now is the time to stock up on cute dresses and boots for your fancy parties! The black floral print mini dress Olivia Palermo wore at the Dublin launch of her collection with Ciate London at Brown Thomas is the perfect example of a party dress.

I love the sophistication added with the gold cuff bracelet and the over-the-thigh leather boots. She looks very “Witches of East End-esque,” especially with the pose she’s striking.

The original cuff bracelet is sold out, and the dress will probably sell out in a few hours, but here are a few alternatives below. The original pieces are marked with an *.

Dress:

1. Forward, $1,757.00*

2. Go Custom, $27.99

Boots:

3. Farfetch, $1469.18*

4. Saks Fifth Ave, $1340.00

Cuff Bracelet:

5. Shopbop, $295.00

6. Lord & Taylor, $825.00

 

 

Gallery Mondays: Béatrice Coron’s “Kind” at 104 Street Station

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Happy Columbus Day! The 104 Street station on the A line was completely renovated a few months ago, which brought some lovely artwork by Béatrice Coron to the platform.

Coron specializes in cut-out art. 104th Street station features her collection On the Right Track, which is a beautiful installation of human-like figures representing different characteristics such as “happy,” or, in this case, “kind.”

I love the fact that you can look at this piece of art and literally see through it. Looking at “Kind” and seeing the landscape through the carvings reminds makes the artwork seem as though it has a much more deeper meaning. Mother Nature is kind, as she gives us natural resources such as oxygen and water. We can see kindness in the woman represented in this piece of art, and literally through her we can see the gifts that Mother Nature gives us.

I also love the way the woman’s robe blends in with the rest if the carvings, making her seem like she’s floating in place.

Watch Béatrice Coron’s TED Talk about her creative process here.

 

Fan Art Fridays: League of Legends’ Caitlyn

Comic Con has arrived in New York City! I was a bit confused yesterday when I saw people dressed up in costume because Halloween is still a few weeks away but then I remembered Comic Con is this weekend.

I’ve never actually been to a Comic Con event, but I always love seeing the costumes people wear in pictures from the event and I would love to be in the audience of a TV show Q&A session someday!

One of my friends is a huge fan of League of Legends, so in honor of New York Comic Con and all the people who will be cosplaying League characters, I chose a piece of fan art I found on Tumblr of Caitlyn the Sheriff of Piltover.

Trust me, I spent a good hour deciding which League girl to pick for this. It came down to Leona, Janna, Winter Wonderland Lulu, and Caitlyn. Caitlyn only won because of the cupcake!

Also, who wouldn’t love wearing that hat at Comic Con?

View the original here.

September Favorites: Tanya and Jim’s Wedding, Mindy’s Hulu Premiere & Rhett’s People Watching

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September has ended and the end of the year is nearing. Gosh, where did it all go?

This month brought a ton of fall season premieres and amazing music from some of my favorite artists. Here are my favorites in pop culture for September:

Favorite News Articles

1. Legless model Kanya Sesser. Just goes to show you can’t let life beat you down. Make the best of any and all situations.

2. How to Get Away With Murder‘s Viola Davis is the first African American woman to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama. Wooohoooo!

3. Devious Maids gets renewed for season 4! It better! Pssshhh.

Favorite Music

1. “Can’t Feel My Face” (Cover) by Karmin. I was waiting for something awesome to happen in this cover and it did, and it was hella good. (see what I did there?)

2. “FOOLS” by Troye Sivan. Words cannot explain how proud all of YouTube is of Troye Sivan.

3. “Jaded” by Disclosure. I think this is the first song I’ve heard with Disclosure’s vocals and me really likey.

4. “I Can’t Be Your Superman” by Skylar Spence. I think I listened to this song like 100 times already since it came out. And what do you mean you can’t be my superman, Ryan?

5. “Automatic” by Zhu feat. AlunaGeorge. This collab is too much beautifulness for me to handle…

Favorite Celeb Intagrams

1. Jim Chapman and Tanya Burr are finally married! So happy for them ❤

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2. Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee at Jim and Tanya’s wedding. I just LOVE the scarf accessory on Caspar!

3. The boys are looking spiffy. It’s like they all just walked off the page of a men’s magazine and into the wedding party!

4. Kisses and scruffiness. Is it just me or is Ryan Seacrest looking old?

5. Edy Ganem is pregnant! AHHHHHH! Looks like she won’t be on Devious Maids for a little while…

Favorite TV Episodes

1. The Mindy Project, “While I Was Sleeping.” I’m so happy this show didn’t die because of FOX. And OMJ engagement!

2. The Late Late Show with James Corden, Episode 77. Of course I’m going to be partial to this episode because I watched it live. And come on, BRADLEY COOPER DANCED. HOW COULD I NOT LOVE THIS?

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Rhett’s people watching while in the park. I can’t tell which of these three stories is the funniest.

2. Grace Helbig does Chester See’s makeup. He looks like an Asian girl!

3. Ballroom dancing on NYC crosswalks. This is the cutest thing ever in theory, but I wouldn’t want to try this during rush hour.

Happy October!