I am an unapologetic flower freak. I spend an exorbitant amount of money on bouquets year-round, post pictures of them on Instagram with captions like, “Spring blooms <3″ (I know I’m the worst), and would decorate my house in a floor-to-ceiling floral motif in a hot minute if my boyfriend would let me. For now, I’ll just pack it full of pretty floral DIY projects and hope he doesn’t say anything. If you’re a fellow flower child, click through for 8 awesome craft ideas that are right up your alley…
Before stars were stars, they had to climb the Hollywood ladder just like everybody else. They starred in small television guest spots and low-budget films to kickstart their careers, but achieved an entirely new level of success once they proved they could cut it in film, too. Jennifer Aniston will always be Rachel Green from “Friends,” and Ryan Gosling just a kid on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” but they went from actors to movie stars once they brought in big bucks at the box office. Click through the gallery to see which flicks gave 17 stars their big breaks on the big screen.
Gasp! The divinely talented, Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover of the July issue of Vogue! And, surprise, surprise, she looks stunnnnnnninnnnnnng. The interview with Hamish Bowles is also interesting, detailing Nyong’o's childhood in Nairobi, where her father is currently a senator in the Kenyan parliament; catching the acting bug as a youngster performing plays for her family; her pursuit of a higher education at Hampshire College and then Yale; and the audition process for Patsy, her Oscar-winning role in “12 Years A Slave.” I especially love how she described seeing the finished film for the first time:
“I was really nervous about seeing myself … because it had been such a profound experience in all ways. I remember it being one of the most joyful times in my life—and also one of the most sorrowful. I didn’t want my experience to be a vain one. But I will say that when I watched it, my heartstrings were pulled so tight for Solomon that I couldn’t go into the ego trip. I cried—I mean, I was inconsolable. I wept for an hour after the movie.”
Click through for all the photos from the beautiful Vogue shoot and read the full article over at Vogue.com!
Succulents are low maintenance plants that provide owners the illusion of a green thumb. Unlike more temperamental plants, succulents simply need a few hours of sunlight and a bit of water. Because these plants have shallow roots, the planter possibilities are endless! The hardest part is picking which pot to plant yours in…
Now that you have your summer tan, it’s time to make your bronzed skin pop! The best way to do that is with some SHIMMER. Give yourself the gift of glowing skin, luminescent eyes and an all-over luster with lightweight beauty products that have a hint of shine. This season, I’ve stocked up on affordable finds that have proven worthy of a permanent place in my makeup bag. Here are 10 awesome beauty products that I love, guaranteed to make you shine.
The wonderful thing about a hefty amount of geek/nerd culture is that it is super-optimistic. John Green, author of A Fault In Our Stars, says that nerds are basically people who are “unironically enthusiastic … too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness.” Which is awesome!
The first time I hung out with my now-boyfriend, I totally melted over the fact that he got really, really jazzed pantomiming a stack that extended from hip-height to chin-height to illustrate how many books you can get for ten dollars at library book sales. As a little geekling, I learned to love guys like this by the examples that cartoons, TV shows, video games, movies, and books made for me of enthusiastic, caring dudes. Without further ado, my top five formative geek crushes…
I’m sad. After years of depending on J. Crew’s Capri flip-flop as my go-to summer sandal, the company went and broke what was already perfect by pushing out a new version with slightly thicker straps and this weird supportive thingy on the heel. The difference between the old and new versions is marginal but noticeable and just decidedly not the same. As a creature of habit, this is upsetting. Don’t fuck with my summer shoe game, J. Crew! I guess this means I’m in the market for a new summer sandal, but where to start? I know! With absurdly expensive designer pairs and their affordable alternatives!
Where are all the curly haired women in Hollywood? I’m not talking about curls sculpted with hot rollers and curling irons — show me women with wild, natural curls. The kinds of curls real women have. I am one of those women, and I’m always disappointed to see straight hair dominating the the big and small screen, in magazines and on the red carpet. Especially when women with beautiful curly hair wear these straight hairstyles! If you do a quick search for celebs with curly hair, you’ll find tons of photos of Keri Russell, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift, but even these women wear their hair straight 50 percent of the time at least.
Luckily, lately, I have spotted a few lovely ladies who embrace their curly hair on and off screen and it makes me appreciate my curls even more. If you’ve got ‘em too, cancel your next blowout and join these women in flaunting your curls.
I love summer sandals, but some warm-weather adventures are better taken with sneakers on. Canvas sneakers are a lightweight alternative and pair well with skimmer pants, shorts, skirts and dresses. Here are 10 pairs to kick it in!
There is something wonderfully nostalgic about tater tots. Tater tots were the highlight of my school cafeteria lunches — nothing matched their crispy greasy goodness. These days, I prefer French fries, but these creative creations have me wanting to stock up and go to town…