December Favorites: Nordstrom Rock, Furry Nails & Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

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I must say, 2016 didn’t end completely horribly after all.

I mean, yeah, Mariah Carey got the last of it during the final minutes of 2016 at the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party on live television, but that’s over and done with now. New year, new fiascos.

Let’s take a look back at all the awesome things that went down in the world of pop culture and entertainment for the month of December 2016.

Favorite News Articles

1. Nordtrom sold a rock in a pouch for $85. And it actually sold out. /facepalm

2. Furry nails became a thing during the holidays. Must have been fun feeling like the Grinch is giving you a shower every morning…

3. Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year is green. Kermit the Frog green. Evil Kermit memes, anyone?

Favorite Music

1. “Baretta Lake” by Teflon Sega ft. SAINt JHN. Sounds a bit like Night Beds, and I love it!

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October Favorites: Locker Room Talk Parody, Mowmen & Elliott Morgan’s Poem

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Behold, Election Day is upon us.

I’m so glad October is over and we can get ready to move passed all of this!

I can’t lie, October was a pretty good month for music and YouTube. The news articles weren’t too shabby either.

Enjoy my faves for the month of October 2016:

Favorite News Articles

1. The Locker Room Talk parody. Who doesn’t love a good parody (esp. when NY Mag is involved)?

2. Mowmen. Officially the best typo the year. What even.

3. There’s going to be a Taylor Swift exhibit in NYC. In November. My year is has been MADE.

Favorite Music

1. “Parhelia” by REFLEX. I was unaware that they were making new music. Such a lovely unexpected surprise for me!

2. “There’s No Need” by Empire of the Sun. This song is very Daft Punk, and I like that.

3. “Control Myself” by LEISURE. What is it going to take to get these guys to come to NYC within the next month or so?

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Hilary Duff is back as Wendy? Hellz YES.

2. Gabby Lindley looking fierce. Flower crowns rule.

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Favorite TV Episodes

1. Lucifer, “Liar Liar Slutty Dress on Fire.” I can’t stop laughing at the part where she’s dancing at Lux and Lucifer loses his mind.

2. How to Get Away with Murder, “Is Somebody Really Dead.” Three words: Cotton. Eye. Joe.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Elliott Morgan’s poem. This took some turns. Awkward ones.

2. Zoella and Alfie do yoga. Animated yoga. Isn’t this the cutest thing ever?!

3. Mike Falzone’s boohooMAN fashion show. I don’t get why his friends are so mean to him. I really like his fashion photo poses.

4. Ryan Abe’s dog is a bad boy. Like, how could he?! Nice save though.

 

Happy November!

September Favorites: Baseball Game Proposal, Wild Front’s “Rico” & ‘Suits’ S6 Finale

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September 2016 will officially go down as the month of the worst celeb separations.

First it was Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Then Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber. And perhaps the worst was the recently wed Colleen Ballinger and Josh Evans.

My heart is a million pieces.

I still found a few things to smile about during the month of September. Let’s try to forget all this sad love nonsense and focus on the fun stuff in pop culture and entertainment from September 2016:

Favorite News Articles

1. This guy dropped the engagement ring in the abyss that is the baseball stadium stands while proposing on the Jumbotron. How awkward would that have been if it was never found!

2. Rihanna dressed in a furry red heart. Right after that romantic drama with Drake at the MTV VMAs…

3. Lady Gaga is performing at the 2017 Superbowl Halftime show! This is going to definitely be one to watch.

Favorite Music

1. “Rico” by Wild Front. If I had a car and a license I’d probably “drive all night” to this song. Cannot wait for WIld Front to release new music!

2. “Mieux Que Tout” by Paradis. Paradis’ album was so well waited for. They needs to come to NYC soon.

3. “Tough” by Goldroom. I’m demanding a re-release of West of the West. All of the songs need to be sung by Goldroom himself! What is this nonsense!

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Victoria Beckham dancing in Times Square. It bothers me that I work so close to Times Square and I was not around for this.

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July Favorites: Bill Clinton with DNC Balloons, Goldroom’s Verano Mix & ‘Suits’ S6 Premiere

 

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Since moving to Manhattan, by life’s been a bit hectic, so this is a late monthly faves post.

I spent the first few days of July celebrating Independence Day in Washington D.C. with my parents before the big move, and then I didn’t have much time to enjoy news, TV or YouTube.

So this is going to be a short one. Enjoy my favorites for the month of July 2016!

Favorite News Articles

1. Bill Clinton was amazed by the DNC balloons. Did they not have them at his DNC back when he ran or something?

2. Mr. Potato Head’s makeover. Yup. I dig it.

Favorite Music

1. “Verano Mix 2016” by Goldroom. Loving “Low Pressure” by Wild & Free and “It’s a Memory” by Fred Falke on this mix. So. Good!

2. “Summer Romance” by Coral Casino. The bilingual fusion in this is fire!

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Rachel Ballinger get’s the gold. Congrats, girl. You deserve it 🙂

2. Shirtless Nico Tortorella. #niconiconico

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Favorite TV Episodes

1. Suits, “To Trouble.” Leave it to Jessica, Harvey and Louis to get baked when the firm is going down the drain.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. PJ gets “Trapped in the 90s.” I wouldn’t mind getting trapped in history with PJ at all.

2. Alonzo Lerone tackles those Arthur memes. My childhood is ruined.

Happy August!

May Favorites: Zayn’s Mismatched Shoes, the New Instagram & Fake Books

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I was having too much fun lately so this monthly favorites is kind of overdue—I’m aware.

May started out sort of on the meh side, but as the month progressed and my birthday came around, things were getting pretty interesting in the world of pop culture.

I had way too much fun with YouTube this month. Be sure to check out those videos below.

Here are my favorites for the month of May.

Favorite News Articles

1. Zayn Malik is too cool to wear two of the same shoes. One leather dress shoe and one Yeezy boost.

2. The new Instagram. I love the logo. It’s bursting with color.

3. Fake books. Some of these are actually ridiculous.

4. Harry Styles chopped off his locks. The fact that he made us wait in suspense to see what it looked like was just cruel.

5. This guy thought it was cool to catch up on some reading at a Beyoncé concert. What a waste of a seat.

Favorite Music

1. “Greedy” by Ariana Grande. I would so love to see this performed live!

2. “Your Love” by Yuna. I’m not particularly fond of her new album but this song is so heartfelt.

3. “Life Itself” by Glass Animals. I’ve never been this excited about a Glass Animals song. What is happening?!

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Marcus Butler gets all dressed up. Damn.

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2. Blake Lively at Cannes. Too hawt.

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3. Nash Grier? The longer hair look tho…

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4. So happy they could cry. Can’t wait for next season of The Catch!

5. Beau Mirchoff is too hot. And too fit.

Favorite TV Episodes

1. Castle, “Crossfire.” HOW AM I GOING TO LIVE WITHOUT CASTLE?!

2. The Mindy Project, “Baby Got Backslide.” The speed at which Jody hopped off the floor when he realized Mindy wasn’t referring to him…

3. The Catch, “The Wedding.” Ben is taking the blame and going to jail. Oh. Em. Gee.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke feat. Gwen Stefani, George Clooney, et. al. Keep your eye on George during “Holla Back Girl.”

2. Nellington wants to be a princess. I love how Gabi does his voice!

2. PJ can’t handle bagged juices. It’s cray.

4. Ariana Grande’s “Into You” music video. The cinematography in this is soooo good.

6. The chapstick challenge. With Colleen and Rachel. Ummm…

Happy June! Summer is coming!

Fan Art Fridays: #FreeKesha

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Spreading some love to Kesha Rose Sebert for this week’s Fan Art Fridays.

I remember when Kesha came to perform Hofstra University for the Fall Fest. I was in my junior year on that Saturday night in September 2013 when she opened the show with “Warrior.”

That night was a blast. I went home with three pieces of the confetti from her set in my blouse.

I don’t think anyone in that crowd on the intramural fields felt anything off about her, much less her performance. One thing I do remember her telling us all to “be ourselves, unapologetically.”

So now it’s time for us to allow Kesha to be herself, the “Warrior” that she is, unapologetically.

In honor of the fight to free Kesha from her contract with Dr. Luke, I’ve chosen this beautiful fan art by AngelasPortraits on Deviant Art. Every detail in this piece of art, down to the freckles on Kesha’s face, combine to sketch the perfect portrait of a true warrior.

View the original fan art here.

The Whisper Box’s 3rd Birthday + Naked Wines Giveaway!

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I cannot believe that The Whisper Box is 3 years old today!

Time freaking flies, man! OH. EM. GEE.

Since I started this blog three years ago,

  • I’ve written 346 posts,
  • I’ve amassed 1,930 blog followers, and
  • My posts have gotten over 700 comments!

I also got to work with some really fun brands and collaborate with amazing fellow bloggers in the blogosphere:

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Of course, the best part is seeing where you guys are reading from and what you really loved on the blog over the last 3 years:

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