Fan Art Fridays: Demi Lovato

And here we all thought that the sass was real on Demi Lovato’s “Confident.”
Today, Demi’s collab with Jax Jones and Stefflon Don titled “Instruction” was released, and boy, I don’t think I wanna disobey!

Demi is basically boss lady on this track and I love every second of it.

To celebrate this amazing song, here’s some fan art of Demi by @londonhazz on Instagram. Look. At. Those. Lashes!

Check out some more of @londonhazz’s art and listen to “Instruction” here.

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Top 5 Performances at the 58th #Grammys

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I had way too much fun watching the 58th Grammys on Monday night!

From the fashion to the presenter monologues, the show was definitely one to watch. LL Cool J hosted with his LL broach on the lapel of his suit jacket and several pieces of blindingly sparkling rings on his fingers.

Also, is it just me, or did everyone decide to show up with a haircut?! Taylor Swift went à la Anna Wintour, Sam Smith looked so much older with a closer shave, and Adele looked stunning with a shorter ‘do. Even the Lincoln Navigator commercial that showed during the Grammys featured Matthew McConaughey with shorter hair. WHAT IS THIS?!

Anyway, here were the performances that got me off the couch and on my feet throughout the evening.

1. Lionel Richie Tribute Medley, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Tyrese and others

You know you were alive before the new millenium when you get uber excited about hearing “Hello” and “Brick House.” I also really loved the suit Demi Lovato wore for her portion of the performance.

2. “I Can’t Feel My Face” and “In the Night” by The Weeknd

Gotta love seeing this crazy haired man perform!

3. “Love Yourself” and “Where Are U Now” by Justin Bieber 

Loved the acoustic version of “Love Yourself.” Not sure how I feel about that cheetah jacket on the Biebs, though.

4. David Bowie Tribute Medley, Lady Gaga

Can we just stop for a second to appreciate how much effort she put into the aesthetics of this performance?! They couldn’t have picked a better person to do this tribute. Also, that robot keyboard is too cool.

5. “El Taxi” by Pitbull

Two words: SOFIA VERGARA. Boy, does Pitbull know how to close a show!

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Wardrobe Wednesdays: Demi Lovato @ Jingle Ball (DIY Edition)

Demi Lovato Jingle Ball 2015

Drop whatever your doing right now and grab your craft scissors, because it’s time to jazz up that ugly Christmas sweater your planning to wear to the holiday party.

Demi Lovato blew minds at the Jingle Ball at Florida’s BB&T Center on December 18th with a super cool DIY reindeer sleigh crop top Christmas sweater paired with fishnets and a pair of high-waisted dance shorts.

“Sl(ay)eigh,” Demi. “Sleigh.”

The original Christmas sweater Demi is wearing is sold out, but here are some alternatives below, as well as places to find fishnets and dance shorts to complete the sassy look.

Sweater:

1. Amazon, $19.99-$44.99 

2. Amazon, £9.99 ($14.82 USD)

Fishnets:

3. Bebe, $10.00

4. Nordstrom, $15.00

Pants:

5. Dancewear Solutions, $15.95

6. American Apparel, $22.00

If you need a little help with the DIY part of this mission, check out the YouTube video below.

Fan Art Fridays: Happy 23rd Birthday, Nick Jonas!

nick jonas fan art

If you knew me back in middle school, you’d know that I was one of those overly-obsessed “Nick chicks.” I was about 13 years old when I found out about the Jonas Brothers, and I loved Nick Jonas’ curly hair so much that I would dream of growing old with him and running my fingers through his hair when his curls turned gray.

Don’t judge me! Even Demi Lovato admits that he had the best Jo Fro!

Now that I’m older and I realize that I’m not actually going to marry a celebrity, I’ve calmed down about Nick, but he still has a special place in my heart—even though he doesn’t let his curls grow out anymore.

Nick Jonas turned 23 this week (September 16th), so I decided to dedicate this week’s Fan Art Fridays to him. This sketch of Nick I found on Deviant Art captures his curls just the way I like ’em.

View the original here.

October Favorites: Demi Lovato’s Engagement, “Froot” & Skittle Milk

October faves

It’s the end of October, and you know what that means…

Halloween and monthly favorites!

This month gave us a taste of the cold weather to come, but October’s pop culture and gossip was enough to warm us right back up!

Favorite News Articles

1. Demi Lovato is engaged. Who’s the lucky guy? A 5-year-old cutie named Grant!

2. Buzzfeed’s “35 Things That’ll Make You Reevaluate Your Entire Existence.” Best Buzzfeed list I’ve seen in a while!

3. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s baby girl Wyatt has arrived! Can you guess which baby pic is hers?

4. This kid totally photobombed a Las Vegas newscast. And it was divalicious.

5. Long lost bird returns to British owner speaking Spanish. That was a very educational four year disappearance!

6. Obama meets a jealous boyfriend at the polls. That’s gonna be a story to tell the kids.

Favorite Music

1. “Froot” by Marina and the Diamonds. Farewell, Electra Heart. I just love the ominous opera-like vocals and reference to Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Definitely looking forward to her next album!

2. “Numb” by Nick Jonas. Can’t say I’m not digging his new R&B vibe.

3. “Runaway (U & I)” by Galantis. These guys have mastered the art of baby chipmunk voices.

4. Hellbent by Mystery Skulls ft. Snowblood. Even though I wasn’t that impressed by the album, I really love this pre-released track!

Favorite Celebrity Instagrams

1. Grace and Chester are official. I don’t care if it’s not confirmed. Can they just skip to the engagement announcement already?!

Good morning. I am ready for the day.

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2. Even though Sarah Jessica Parker got in so much trouble for this, I think it’s adorbs.

Look what I found promenading.

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3. Sawyer Hartman in film noir. Spiffy.

4. Work that flower Jesse. Werk. It.

5. Lucy the Twitter bird. I just love how creative her costumes are!

This year I go as the Twitter bird.

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Favorite TV Episodes

1. New Girl “Dice.” I can’t even begin to imagine what Jess would be like on Tinder!

2. Castle “Clear and Present Danger.” Can I borrow that invisibility costume for a day?

3. Pretty Little Liars “#WeLoveYouToDeAth.” I love how laid back the cast was in their interviews. I especially love how they brought back all the dead characters for the questions!

4. Mindy Project “Crimes & Misdemeanors & Ex-BFs.” I can’t believe she pretended to break up with Danny to get her taxes done. What even.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Rhett & Link’s Good Mythical Morning, “Will It Cereal?” These guys get too excited about drinking the milk from the Skittles test.

2. Taylor Swift’s Diet Coke kitten commercial. She’s drowning in a sea of kitties!

3. Mike Falzone’s Poppy Seed. Too much talent.

4. Meet PewDiePie’s mom and sister! Johanna and Fanny are too cool.

Goodbye, October, and Happy Halloween!

30th Disney Parks Christmas Parade

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Christmas magic was in full bloom over at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California.

Our hosts for the morning were the one and only Neil Patrick Harris in Florida along with Laura Spencer and Nick Cannon in California.

Of, course, Neil Patrick Harris can’t host a show without having his own little dance number, so he kicked off the morning with a routine to the song “Are You Ready for Christmas?” Before the routine, he confesses to the statue of Mr. Walt Disney that it has always been his dream to be at Disney World on Christmas, and he doesn’t want to screw it up. Walt Disney responds, “When you wish upon a star, your dreams will always come true.”

Over in California, Nick Cannon is running late, so he asks Neil Patrick Harris if he can keep singing for two more minutes. Well, you don’t have to ask that man twice!

I’m always afraid of Neil Patrick Harris hosting PG rated shows, because, as we all know, his jokes can sometimes be a bit inappropriate. However, he kept the jokes clean for the Christmas Parade.

Here are some of the funny moments from our hosts Harris and Canon:

1. When Neil Patrick Harris says to Darth Vader “Sounds like somebody’s congested!” Does he want to die?!

2. Harris dons a pair of 3D glasses to watch the floats in the parade. As if anything looks different.

3. When Nick Cannon takes a sip of eggnog and decides its “A little heavy on the egg and light on the nog.”

4. Upon the arrival of Santa Claus, Neil Patrick Harris realizes he has been replaced by Darth Vader and his crew. Clearly they’re out to get him.

5. The end of the show where Harris is on the Jingle Safari with Darth Vader and his crew. After countless lame jokes, Darth Vader manages to choke him without even laying a finger on his neck. Woah.

Parade Highlights:

1. Monsters University Cheerleaders: I can’t get over how adorable those little girl cheerleaders were in their fuzzy green leg warmers!

2. “Let it Snow” by Dove Cameron: I don’t know much about Dove Cameron, but I do know that this girl has the sassiest voice I’ve ever heard on a person of her size! Her dress was cute too!

3. “Baby it’s Cold Outside” by Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo: These two were so adorable! Jordin showed off her gorgeous curves in a long purple dress that looked absolutely fabulous. Jordin even kissed Jason on the cheek at the end. How cute!

4. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Mary J. Blidge: Mary J. was the morning’s lady in white. She sang her little heart out on stage for us.

5. “Feliz Navidad” by Il Volo: Okay, who are these handsome Italian men, and why have I never heard of them before?! Their baritone and tenor voices are crazy sexy, and I love Gianluca’s sequined blazer!

6. “Let it Go” (Frozen) by Demi Lovato: The vocals were a little flat but Demi still managed to shine on stage with her blue hair and gorgeous statement necklace.

7. Santa Claus: Father Christmas looked spectacular upon his Christmas decorated float!

8. “Deck the Halls/Let Me Love You” by Neyo: R&B singer Neyo closed out the show with a “Deck the Halls” and “Let Me Love You” medley. I think he was the only performer who actually burst a sweat up there! The dancers made the performance complete.

I hope you all enjoyed the parade, and have a very Merry Christmas!merry christmas

Winter 2013 Playlist

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The end of the year is approaching, and the frigid cold weather is coming. It’s time to gather around the fireplace with some peppermint hot chocolate! The wintertime makes for great snuggle weather, so while you’re getting all cozy, here are twelve songs to make you feel warm and fuzzy.

1. Lighting Strike, Snow Patrol: If you’re planning to drift off to sleep, this sixteen minute song is all you’ll need. The track is split into three parts: “What If This Storm Ends,” ‘The Sunlight Through the Flags,” and “Daybreak.” Part three of the song might bring you to tears with its soft vocals and heartwarming guitar rifts.
Part 1: “What If This Storm Ends”
Part 2: “The Sunlight Through the Flags”
Part 3: “Daybreak”

2. If You Want to be Used, I Am Apollo: This song is the anthem of the vulnerable. Let it remind you not to fall into just anyone’s arms to escape the cold this winter.

3. Freedom, Emma Louise: The soft synth beat of Emma Louise’s “Freedom” might make you want to get up and dance the cold out.

4. Impossible, Anberlin: Another anthem of the vulnerable, yet this one is about giving in. Anberlin knows what it’s like to feel their “teeth clench” and their “hands shake” during the winter.

5. Siberia, LIGHTS: This is the perfect song to cuddle with your special someone. The lyrics are especially cute, as LIGHTS sings “No matter where we are / Or which way the wind blows / Or how heavy the snow / Nothing can change where we will go.” There’s also a really cute acoustic version here.

6. Northern Lights, Cider Sky: The Aurora Borealis looks amazing at this time of year, so if you live in a place where they’re visible, take some time to admire them. And for those of you who can’t see them at all, let this song give you an idea of how beautiful they are.

7. The Saltwater Room, Owl City ft. Breanne Düren: We’ll all be singing along with Owl City as he sings, “I was feeling the night grow old / And you were looking so cold / Like an introvert, / I drew my over shirt / Around my arms and began to shiver violently before.” This extremely romantic song features the sweet voice of Breanne Düren.

8. Everything You’re Not, Demi Lovato: The bell sounds in the intro of this track will get you in the holiday spirit. And let Demi’s sass power you through this winter.

9. Back to December, Taylor Swift: It’s that time of year again to reminisce on what we once have, and what we’ve lost.

10. Conspiracy, Paramore: Yes, mother nature, explain this conspiracy of cold weather you’ve plotted against us.

11. Rowboat, Emily Haines: This song is especially sad, with its melancholy trumpet and piano melody. Don’t be a rowboat left in the rain this winter!

12. Canvas, Imogen Heap: Maybe we should all take Imogen Heap’s advice when she says, “The more you look the less you see, so close your eyes and start to breathe.” The winter might breeze by faster that way. And let’s all thank God that we don’t have to haul a black canvas through a winter storm.

Have a great winter, and stay warm!winter