Favorite Pretty Little Liars ‘Ship’ Montages on PrettyLittleCampaign.com

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Another week of amazing Pretty Little Liars fan art has come and gone! I absolutely LOVED these ship montages from last week’s challenge. The GIFs from the show are always superb, and these submissions to the Pretty Little Campaign were no exception.

Since there were so many great ship montages, I limited myself to only picking four of them―one for each of my favorite couples on the show.

Here are my faves!

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Be sure to vote for your favorite PLL Hottie fan art this week over at PrettyLittleCampaign.com!

Favorite Pretty Little Liars #ChArlesIsA Shareable Graphics From PrettyLittleCampaign.com

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Round two of the Pretty Little Campaign is upon us! It’s time to get your final votes in for the #ChArlesIsA shareable graphics created by none other than the amazingly talented Pretty Little Liars fanbase.

I will admit that I enjoyed last week’s season six premiere fan art more than this week’s graphics. There’s much less variety with this round’s #ChArlesIsA theme, which could be the reason why I haven’t been all that excited about the fan art currently circulating on PrettyLittleCampaign.com.

However, that does not mean that I didn’t find any #ChArlesIsA shareable graphics I’d like to see make the cut. Here are five of my top picks, and make sure to vote for your personal favorites by the end of today, April 14th!

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Next up? Ship montages! Don’t forget to vote your faves at PrettyLittleCampaign.com!

 

Favorite #PLL Season 6 Premiere Fan Art From PrettyLittleCampaign.com

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For the next two months, fans of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars will be hard at work creating and voting for the art that goes into the Pretty Little Campaign.

Hey, at least they’re doing something to satisfy our PLL addictions until the summer ends.

Until April 7th, fans can submit their Season 6 premiere art for a chance to be featured in Seventeen Magazine’s June/July issue. There are so many amazing PLL edits currently up on PrettyLittleCampaign.com, including Photoshopped images, sketches and even watercolor. Only one piece of fan art will win the Season 6 premiere ad spot, so here are my five favorites:

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Vote for your favorites here, and get ready to create #ChArlesIsA sharable graphics!  

Lucy Hale Auditioned for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Surprise, surprise: your favorite Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale could have been cast as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey.

Maybe she was cast in another life. I’d like to transfer to that dimension.

In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Lucy Hale talks about her role as Aria Montgomery, her music, and her kinky audition.

“That audition was so uncomfortable!” she said. “It’s exactly what you thought it would be: a big monologue but very, very sexual … there were some things that I was so embarrassed to be reading out loud, but it’s one of those things where you have to commit wholeheartedly or you’re going to make a fool of yourself.”

Earlier this week, Lucy Hale’s father joked about the captions surrounding her cover photo.

“Just saw your pic on Cosmo, you look wonderful,” read a text message from Papa Hale. “Not [too] crazy about the articles beside your photo. Love u.”

She wrote back, “Hahaha thanks daddy. I love you,” followed by three hearts.

What a cute way for father and daughter to bond over text.

The Lucy Hale September issue of Cosmopolitan hits stands August 12.

Episode Review: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Goes Noir for “Shadow Play”

SPOILER ALERT: WATCH THIS AMAZING BLACK AND WHITE EPISODE BEFORE READING!

Even after seeing the preview last week, I completely forgot that this episode of Pretty Little Liars was going to be 1950s film noir style! I was so absorbed in the search for proof of Ezra being part of the A team that it totally slipped my mind.

The transition into black and white begins with Spencer standing over the sink, another dangerous pill in hand, as she watches an old Humphrey Bogart film.

Gunshots are fired in the movie and Spencer covers her eyes in fear. When she opens her eyes she finds herself in a black and white world, dressed in fancy 1950s attire.

Everyone was dressed so nicely in this episode! The men looked extremely dapper and the Liars strutted their stuff in the most gorgeous 1950s couture. I loved Emily’s look the most, especially her shiny jewels.

Here are some of the highlights from “Shadow Play”:

1. Toby and Spencer are back together (for this black and white episode at least). He keeps trying to get Spencer to stop taking those pills to stay awake but she’s addicted.

2. Ezra’s freckles. During the scene where Spencer goes to rescue Hanna in 3B, Ezra gives Spencer a few words. It’s so hard to hate Ezra while his freckles are glistening in the chiaroscuro!

3. Alison jumps out of the paining. Just as Toby predicted when he saw the portrait of Alison on the wall, “It’s as if she could jump out and kiss you, or laugh in your face.” I think we can all agree that she did the latter during her scene with Spencer.

4. The most passionate lesbian kiss ever. Enough said.

5. Ali is a showgirl? When Hanna takes the other Liars to find where Ali’s been hiding, it turns out to be a dressing room filled with boa scarves, tons of makeup, and several vintage vanity mirrors. Burlesque, maybe?

The exciting black and white world gets left behind when Toby screams at Spencer “Don’t look at the book, look at the pages!” The car that Toby and the Liars are in crashes, a bright light flashes, and Spencer is back at home in color.

There are a few things I was sort of confused about in this episode, one of the main ones being Emily and Paige’s relationship. Since the episode is set circa 1950, does that mean no one knows about their sexuality? Do Hanna, Spencer and Aria even know? Although there is a scene where Emily and Paige discuss their fears on the subject, they do not mention if their closest friends are aware that they are lesbians.

Despite that one little detail, this episode did not disappoint. All the hype was totally worth it.

I cannot wait to find out how Aria discovers Ezra’s big secret next week!

Fall 2013 Playlist

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Summer is over, guys. As much as you want to hold on to your tank tops and surf boards, autumn is here. It’s time to bring out the rake for all those leaves.

Fall is characterized by rustling leaves and jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows and creepy mansions. Therefore, I present to you a fall playlist of 15 songs that will make you feel haunted.

1. Spotlight, Mutemath: Many of you might remember this song from the first Twilight movie when Bella notices everyone in the school parking lot is staring at her and Edward Cullen as they walk into the building. The melody created by the chorus of ‘ahs’ in this song will send chills up your spine. In a good way.

2. Meet My Friends, Gold Fields: This Aussie band will send you into a frenzy with the sinister guitar rifts featured in this song! The lyrics are very dark as well, as they sing, “I saw faces, I saw the fear.” Look away!

3. Entertainment, Phoenix: French band Phoenix uses some creepy sounding synth melodies for this track in order to entertain you. So, did they succeed?

4. I Belong to You, Muse: This song is also featured in a Twilight movie, New Moon to be exact. How comfortable are you with the notion of belonging to Muse?

5. Bones, MS MR: Pretty Little Liars fans might remember this song from the episode where the girls attend Detective Wilden’s funeral. Will you obey MS MR’s command to “Dig up her bones but leave the soul alone”?

6. Bittersweet World, Ashlee Simpson: Got some skeletons in your closet? Well maybe you should let them out so that they can dance to this song!

7. Not in Love, Crystal Castles ft. Olin and the Moon: The notoriously dark electronic band Crystal Castles teams up with Olin and the Moon for this anti-love track. The synth might actually relax you. Might.

8. One Life Stand, Hot Chip: The ever so clever Hot Chip creates a frightful track using a play on the concept of a “one night stand.” Now, the real question is, do you want to be Hot Chip’s one life stand?

9. Insomniatic, Aly and AJ (78Violet): Aly and AJ recorded and released this song before changing their name to 78Violet. I cannot be held responsible if this song keeps you up at night.

10. Howl, Florence and the Machine: The beautiful yet creepy violins in this song make this one of Florence’s masterpieces. So, be careful young, lovers.

11. Heavy Heart, Canon Blue: The discordant synth intro of this song is enough to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. Enjoy!

12. Polish Girl, Neon Indian: I don’t know who she is but Neon Indian is taken by this Polish girl. How quickly can she take you?

13. Shoot the Water, Austra: Between the piano melody and the lyrics, I can’t decide which is creepier. I think the lyrics win, especially when she sings, “I want your blood, I want it in my hair.” Eww.

14. Bloody Mary, Lady Gaga: She won’t cry for you. She just won’t do it. Beware, the deep male ghost-like voices that sing “GAGA” in the bridge are quite alarming. And scary.

15. Are You Afraid?, Rooney: After all of this haunted stuff is said and done, are you afraid? Did I actually give you a scare? Rooney wants to know!


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Have a happy and safe autumn season 2013!

2013 Teen Choice Awards

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Award shows are the best. Celebrities get all dressed up and come together to celebrate their achievements in film, music, and other art forms. But the best part about the Teen Choice Awards is the fact that we get to choose who wins what—not The Academy, and not the Screenwriters Guild. The power lies in the hands of the millions of teens that vote for their favorites each year.

Teen Choice does things a little bit differently. Instead of having an actual trophy-like award, winners receive a Teen Choice surf board. They also break award show tradition by having a blue carpet instead of a red carpet.

I was very excited to find out that Lucy Hale and Darren Criss were hosting this years Teen Choice Awards.

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Lucy Hale and Darren Criss

I love the two of them to pieces! It was so cute the way they walked down the stairs together holding hands.

They both did such a great job hosting the show!

Before the main event, Teen Choice live streamed from the blue carpet with hosts Tim Kash and Taryn Brooks. The Teen Choice Awards isn’t much of an upscale award show, so there really is no need to arrive in extremely fancy attire. However, that doesn’t mean you should wear whatever. Here are the attendees that got it right:

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Drew Chadwick (second from left), Emblem3

Drew Chadwick made dressing up a bit more casual with an open waistcoat and a button up shirt with the first few buttons undone. Nothing says laid back better than a few undone dress shirt buttons.

Melissa Benoist, Glee

Melissa Benoist, Glee

Melissa Benoist kept it simple with a floral strapless dress. I also love the braid in her hair. It’s a nice elegant touch.

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Shay Mitchell jazzed up the blue carpet with a sexy black and white pant suit. It really frames her body well.

Holland Roden, Teen Wolf

Holland Roden, Teen Wolf

Holland Roden looked adorable in a bright yellow lace dress. I love the fact that the lace makes a small train at the back.

JWoww, Jersey Shore

JWoww, Jersey Shore

JWoww looked super hot in a sparkly strapless dress with a train extension. Her curls looked fabulous as well.

Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers

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I love how Nick kept it super casual with black and white stripes and a leather jacket. In general, the Jonas Brothers have good fashion sense.

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Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars and Darren Criss, Glee

Our hosts Lucy Hale and Darren Criss changed outfits multiple times, but this is my favorite outfit for the both of them. Lucy looks super cute in this little white dress and red heels. Darren looks extremely dapper in that suit! Yum!

Lily Collins, Mortal Instruments

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Lastly, my favorite outfit of the night, Lily Collins’ palm tree train dress. Oh my God I want this! I love how she didn’t overdo the palm trees. She calmed down the tropical party with a solid black top, which I love. A+, Lily!

And now for the highlights of TCA 2013:

1. Rebel Wilson’s wetsuit.

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Rebel thought it would be a good idea to wear a wetsuit to match the surf board award. She even realized how awkward it would be if she didn’t actually win her category during her acceptance speech.

2. When Darren Criss mentioned that Lucy Hale makes out with Ian Harding “on that show” sometimes. Super awkward!

3. Photobomber Adam Devine during Gabby Douglas and Logan Lerman’s acceptance speeches, and while Nina Dobrev and Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz, Big Bang Theory) announced an award.

4. When Lily Collins asked Max Schneider why he’s presenting an award for a category his show is in. Explanation: he didn’t think he had a chance of winning anyway.

5. Leah Michele’s acceptance speech:

6.  (Christopher) Ashton Kutcher’s acceptance speech: He’s right when he says that smart is sexy.

7. Bruno Mars’ acceptance speech: I could not stop laughing at this!

8. Twerking. Nuff said.

Best Performance of the Night:

Paramore, “Still Into You”

As much as I hate Hayley Williams’ new haircut, the performance was still great. I love the ballerinas! They each had different colored hair, ranging from green to yellow.

Here is the list of the TCA 2013 winners:

Acuvue Inspire Award
WINNER: Nick Jonas

Ultimate Choice Award
Ashton Kutcher (16 lifetime Teen Choice Awards)

Choice Movie: Drama
WINNER: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
»Argo
»Les Misérables
»The Great Gatsby
»The Impossible

Choice Movie Actor: Drama
WINNER: Logan Lerman, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
»Ben Affleck, Argo
»Bradley Cooper, The Words
»Leonardo DiCaprio, The Great Gatsby
»Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Choice Movie: Comedy
WINNER: Pitch Perfect
»Identity Thief
»Peeples
»The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
»Warm Bodies

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
WINNER: Skylar Astin, Pitch Perfect
»Jason Bateman, Identity Thief
»Steve Carell, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
»Nicholas Hoult, Warm Bodies
»Craig Robinson, Peeples

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
WINNER: Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect
»Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect
»Melissa McCarthy, Identity Thief
»Kerry Washington, Peeples
»Olivia Wilde, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Choice TV Show: Drama
WINNER: Pretty Little Liars
»Gossip Girl
»Nashville
»Revenge
»Switched At Birth

Choice TV Actor: Drama
WINNER: Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
»Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl
»Joshua Bowman, Revenge
»Lucas Grabeel, Switched At Birth
»Nick Wechsler, Revenge

Choice TV Actress: Drama
WINNER: Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars
»Blake Lively, Gossip Girl
»Vanessa Marano, Switched At Birth
»Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
»Emily VanCamp, Revenge

Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-fi
WINNER: Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
»Jensen Ackles, Supernatural
»Stephen Amell, Arrow
»Jared Padalecki, Supernatural
»Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-fi
WINNER: Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
»Katie Cassidy, Arrow
»Ginnifer Goodwin, Once Upon a Time
»Kat Graham, The Vampire Diaries
»Kristin Kreuk, Beauty and The Beast

Choice TV Show: Comedy
WINNER: Glee
»The Big Bang Theory
»Modern Family
»New Girl
»Suburgatory

Choice TV Actor: Comedy
WINNER: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
»Chris Colfer, Glee
»Jake Johnson, New Girl
»Ashton Kutcher, Two And a Half Men
»Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Choice TV Actress: Comedy
WINNER: Lea Michele, Glee
»Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
»Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
»Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project
»Bridgit Mendler, Good Luck Charlie

Choice Female Artist
WINNER: Demi Lovato
»Selena Gomez
»Pink
»Rihanna
»Taylor Swift

Choice Music Group
WINNER: One Direction
»Big Time Rush
»fun.
»Maroon 5
»The Wanted

Choice R&B Artist
WINNER: Bruno Mars
»Beyoncé
»Alicia Keys
»Miguel
»Trey Songz

Choice Rock Group
WINNER: Paramore
»AWOLNATION
»Imagine Dragons
»Mumford & Sons
»The Lumineers

Choice Female Hottie
WINNER: Selena Gomez
»Miley Cyrus
»Megan Fox
»Mila Kunis
»Demi Lovato

Choice Female Athlete
WINNER: Gabby Douglas
»Missy Franklin
»Alex Morgan
»Danica Patrick
»Lindsey Vonn
»Serena Williams

Choice Movie Villain
WINNER: Adam DeVine, Pitch Perfect
»Javier Bardem, Skyfall
»Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises
»Ben Kingsley, Iron Man 3
»Melissa McCarthy, Identity Thief

Choice TV Villain
WINNER: Janel Parrish, Pretty Little Liars
»Carly Chaikin, Suburgatory
»Joseph Morgan, The Vampire Diaries
»Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time
»Becca Tobin, Glee

Choice TV Personality – Female
WINNER: Demi Lovato, The X Factor
»Erin Andrews, Fox Sports
»Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
»Carrie Ann Inaba, Dancing with the Stars
»Heidi Klum, America’s Got Talent

Choice TV Male Scene Stealer
WINNER: Chord Overstreet, Glee
»Max Greenfield, New Girl
»Steven R. McQueen, The Vampire Diaries
»Tahj Mowry, Baby Daddy
»Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family

Choice TV Female Scene Stealer
WINNER: Miley Cyrus, Two And a Half Men
»Candice Accola, The Vampire Diaries
»Heather Morris, Glee
»Eden Sher, The Middle
»Ariel Winter, Modern Family

Choice TV Breakout Star
WINNER: Blake Jenner, Glee
»Stephen Amell, Arrow
»Melissa Benoist, Glee
»AnnaSophia Robb, The Carrie Diaries
»Derek Theler, Baby Daddy

Choice Single: Female Artist
WINNER: “Heart Attack” Demi Lovato
»“Come & Get It” Selena Gomez
»“Cups” (Pitch Perfect’s “When I’m Gone”) Anna Kendrick
»“I Knew You Were Trouble” Taylor Swift
»“We Can’t Stop” Miley Cyrus

Choice Single: Group
WINNER: “Live While We’re Young” One Direction
»“Get Lucky” Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams
»“I Love It” Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX
»“Love Somebody” Maroon 5
»“Thrift Shop” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

Choice Love Song
WINNER: “Little Things” One Direction
»“Just Give Me A Reason” P!nk featuring Nate Ruess
»“Mirrors” Justin Timberlake
»“Treasure” Bruno Mars
»“The Way” Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller

Choice Break-up Song
WINNER: “Come and Get It” Selena Gomez
»“DONE.” The Band Perry
»“Stay” Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko
»“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” Taylor Swift
»“When I Was Your Man” Bruno Mars

Choice Music Breakout Artist
WINNER: Ed Sheeran
»Candice Glover
»Ariana Grande
»Psy
»Emeli Sandé

Choice Music Breakout Group
WINNER: Emblem3
»Icona Pop
»Imagine Dragons
»The Lumineers
»Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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WINNER: Miley Cyrus
»Ariana Grande
»Demi Lovato
»Lea Michele
»Emma Watson

Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
WINNER: Sandra Bullock, The Heat
»Amy Adams, Man of Steel
»Melissa McCarthy, The Heat
»Michelle Rodriguez, Fast & Furious 6
»Zoe Saldana, Star Trek Into Darkness

Choice Movie: Chemistry
WINNER: Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, The Heat
»Don Cheadle and Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man 3
»Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, The Lone Ranger
»Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker, Fast & Furious 6
»Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum, White House Down

Choice Summer TV Show
WINNER: Pretty Little Liars
»Teen Wolf
»So You Think You Can Dance
»The Fosters
»Under The Dome

Choice Summer TV Star: Male
WINNER: Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars
»Jake T. Austin, The Fosters
»Jean Luc Bilodeau, Baby Daddy
»Avan Jogia, Twisted
»Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf

Choice Summer TV Star: Female
WINNER: Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
»Maddie Hasson, Twisted
»Chelsea Kane, Baby Daddy
»Katie Leclerc, Switched at Birth
»Maia Mitchell, The Fosters

Choice Summer Song
WINNER: “We Can’t Stop” Miley Cyrus
»“Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke (feat. Pharrell Williams & T.I.)
»“Cruise (REMIX)” Florida Georgia Line (feat. Nelly)
»“Get Lucky” Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams)
»“Treasure” Bruno Mars

Choice Summer Music Star: Female
WINNER: Selena Gomez
»Miley Cyrus
»Ariana Grande
»P!nk
»Rihanna

Choice Summer Music Star: Male
WINNER: Bruno Mars
»Jay-Z
»Pitbull
»Robin Thicke
»Justin Timberlake

Choice Summer Tour
WINNER: One Direction, Take Me Home Tour
»Beyoncé, The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
»Bruno Mars, The Moonshine Jungle Tour
»Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, Legends of the Summer Tour
»Taylor Swift, Red Tour 2013

I hope you remember that at the end of the night, WE chose the winners!

A Glimpse into ‘Ravenswood’

In last night’s Pretty Little Liars episode titled “Under the Gun,” viewers get a sneak peek at Ravenswood, the town where the spinoff series of the same name is to take place.

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Ravenswood is set to air this October on ABC Family, and boy does it look creepy.

As soon as Spencer Hastings and Toby Cavanaugh (Troian Bellisario and Keegan Allen) enter the fictional town in Pennsylvania, one notices the colors are a bit off.

And not in a good way.

The color is drained from literally everything in the town. The asphalt on the streets of Ravenswood are not black. No, no. They’re gray.

And the leaves on the trees and the bushes? Not green. Black.

Spencer takes one look around and notices that there are no street signs. Huh.

Asking for directions? Well good luck with that, because there’s a 99.9% chance that the woman who just walked passed you with a child on each hand will pretend she didn’t hear you.

Not exactly the kind of town I’d like to be stuck in.

Then there’s that weird music that lures everyone to the angel statue in the graveyard at noon, almost like a sinister afternoon lullaby.

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From the Pretty Little Liars Official Facebook Page

It doesn’t help that all the citizens of Ravenswood walk like zombies.

To top it off, there are ravens. Groups of ravens. But they look like crows. Do you know what they call a group of crows? A murder. Groups of ravens can be either a constable, a conspiracy, or unkindness.

I suspect this group is all three: an investigator of crime, an evil plan, and some sort of wicked scheme.

One of the ravens/crows hit the windshield of Spencer’s car as she was trying leave Ravenswood to follow Shana. It’s chest was ripped open, leaving behind a splatter of dark red blood.

If that’s what Ravenswood is going to look like all season, then I’m preparing myself for the nightmares.

Because I don’t do well with horror.

I don’t know about the rest of you Pretty Little Liars fans, but Ravenswood isn’t exactly my cup of tea.

However, I might only watch it for Caleb Rivers.

Summer 2013 Playlist

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It’s officially summer! Here comes the vacations, the parties and all the fun! But those summer activities wouldn’t be complete without a summer playlist now, would they?

Here are 14 fun, festive and relaxing summer songs to add to your summer playlist.

1. Summer’s Not Hot, Selena Gomez and the Scene: What else screams summer better than Selena Gomez literally screaming “It’s summer!” at the beginning of this track? The song is cute and fun, as she sings about the summer not being hot without her guy. Wink, wink.

2. So Many Details, Toro y Moi: This song is part of the chillwave genre, so it has a relaxing beat. The scenery in the video will make you want to take a relaxing vacation in The Carolinas.

3. Let the Groove Get In, Justin Timberlake: For those of you who know how to dance Samba, I envy you, because this song makes me want to dance the Samba. But I can’t do it properly because I don’t know how to. This song is perfect for an outdoor summer party with its festive beat.

4. Ride, Lana Del Rey: I’m not a big Lana fan but I heard this song for the first time during the Pretty Little Liars season 3 finale. It’s one of those songs you would listen to in your convertible with the top down letting the summer breeze take all your troubles away.

5. Move, CSS: Brazilian band CSS, acronym for Cansei de Ser Sexy (I’m Tired of Being Sexy), brings you a cool dance song that will get you moving at this summer’s backyard parties!

6. Trying to Be Cool, Phoenix: Because that’s all we’re trying to be this summer. Pop this French band’s tune on as you try to cool off in the air conditioning.

7. Fifteen (Oxford Remix), Goldroom ft. Chela: I love this song so much that it’s my alarm sound every morning. Chela sings in the first line “It’s been a long time, wondering why the summer smells like sin and wonder.” Indeed it does. And maybe we’ll never know why.

8. Hey Now, Candy Dulfer: What’s summer without a little bit of jazz? This song has the perfect balance of saxophone to make you wanna get groovy.

9. En la Obscuridad, Belinda: In English, the title would be “In the Darkness.” This song is so cute and the video is even cuter. We all know that one mysterious stranger we meet at a late night summer party that we want more from. This song will remind you of him.

10. I Need Your Love, Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding: This mellow electronic song coupled with Ellie Goulding’s fresh voice is the perfect dose of exactly what we need this summer.

11. She Wants to Go, Something like Kites ft. Patrick: Who doesn’t want to go this summer? Here’s another great party song for your party playlist. The awesome guitar chords in this song will make you definitely want to party it up!

12. Como Te Vas, Trails and Ways: This song is from another Brazilian band. The title in English would be “How’s it Going.” The song is sung in Spanish instead of Portuguese. It has a very relaxing summer vibe to it with its smooth guitar.

13. Scratch, BG5: I heard this song for the first time when they were featured on Keeping Up With the Kardashians because Kris Jenner manages the group. The beat of this song is a lot of fun, just the way summer should be.

14. Don’t Stop the Party, Pitbull: Because none of us want this party called summer to end, so enjoy it with Mr. Worldwide’s festive song!

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Have a fun and safe summer 2013 everyone!!

Spring 2013 Playlist

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Spring is finally here! Time for some spring cleaning, and what better thing to do while cleaning? Blast some music! Here are 10 songs you can clean-up, or embellish, your playlist with, just in time for spring:

1. Hummingbird Heartbeat, Katy Perry: What’s spring without the birds? Katy Perry gives us the birds, the bees, and a little bit of romance in this track from her album Teenage Dream. It’ll make you feel rejuvenated, I assure you!

2. Climbing Walls, Strange Talk: This Australian band will get you in the swing of spring with this danceable tune. The music video is amazing as well. I urge you to check it out. The bright colors and energetic dancers are sure to get you in the mood for the good weather!

3. Birds, Emiliana Torrini: I heard this song for the first time in the commercial for Azzaro Chrome. Her voice is amazing! She’ll capture you with the first line “Let’s stay awake/ And listen to the dark”. Perfect for those spring nights when you can’t seem to fall asleep.

4. The Suburbs, Mr. Little Jeans: This song is originally by Arcade Fire, but Mr. Little Jean’s version of it is so much better for it’s spring-like, fluttering vibe. The lyrics are a bit dark, though, if you’re into that kind of thing.

5. Maldita Primavera, Yuridia: This Hispanic song is about falling in love in the spring, with a twist. It happens every spring, making it a “Damned Spring”, as the title would translate to in English.

6. Sweater Weather, The Neighbourhood: Sweater weather indeed! This song is a bit sensual, adding to the coziness of spring weather.

7. Big Jet Plane, Angus and Julia Stone: This song by Australian sibling duo Angus and Julia Stone will get you in the mood for some long car rides with the top down, wind in your hair and all.

8. Burn, Madi Diaz: I heard this song in the Pretty Little Liars episode “Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Inferno”. This heartfelt ballad is full of longing and passion. Madi’s voice is just perfect.

9. All Eyes on You, St. Lucia: This song hit my ear for the first time when I saw the Victoria’s Secret commercial it was featured in. The beat of this song is an amazing combination of sweet guitar chords and subtle drums.

10. Walking on a Dream, Empire of the Sun: Saving the best for last, this song is just amazing beyond words. If you have a convertible, please blast this song with the top down as you cruise down the road. It’ll change your life, I swear!

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I hope you have a Happy First Day of Spring! Enjoy the wonderful weather in the weeks to come!