Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A plea on behalf of the people of Syria

Today I received an alert on my iPhone from my CNN International Breaking News App. Now as you can imagine, the world is always filled with breaking news and needless to say, my app is always blowing up my phone. However, this one particular alert really disturbed me.

I know the conditions in Syria haven't really improved since I last wrote about them, but this is starting to just get ridiculous. How can so many people be massacred and the rest of the world just sit here and pretend like it's not happening? What if the whole world just sat around and watched as Hitler killed millions of people as if it was no big deal? I'm not suggesting that we go into another war, but you cannot tell me that there is absolutely nothing so many powerful leaders of such grand countries, like the United States and Great Britain to just name a few, can do to even attempt to stop this injustice. 

As Charles Montesquieu said, "An injustice committed against anyone is a threat to everyone." Honestly, I couldn't put it in any better words. 

Here is my plea to all of you folks out there. Do something to help these people. It could be anything from donating money or simply bringing it up in conversation at lunch to spread awareness. If one day, God forbid, you are in a situation where your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers are being murdered in front of your own eyes, how would you feel knowing that the rest of the world is watching but ignoring your cries for help?

Below I have shared some links of ways you could fulfill your role as a citizen of this world and help humanity:

Don't forget to check out any Facebook and Twitter pages dedicated to help the Syrian people.


Saturday, February 18, 2012

spots and dots

I think I mentioned this before, but I am obsessed with animal print and polka dots! So I thought I'd play around and combine both prints in one outfit. I know, it sounds crazy, but if done right, it can look really good. I promise you won't look like a cartoon character if you just follow a couple rules.

First of all, make sure both prints incorporate colors from the same family. In my case, I combined brown on black polka dots with a brown and black cheetah print scarf. Second of all, make sure both prints aren't dominating. If you're going to have big polka dots that stand out, tone down the animal print. If you have an animal print that really stands out, like in my case, keep the polka dots small. Follow those two simple rules, and you will be good to go! :)

And never be afraid to add a pop of red. I like to treat red as a neutral. It gives every outfit a little extra class.


scarf - stolen from my mom's closet
shoes - charlotte russe
black, long sleeve tee - target, i think
pants - forever 21 originally, but i found them at tjmaxx

Thanks for reading,

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Greek Goddess Hair Tutorial

Hello lovely ladies!

The time has finally come for us to show you a hair tutorial. This is one that my friend Liz came up with when she was messing around  with ideas one day in our dorm. I think it has a sort of Roman/Greek feel to it which makes me feel very elegant. It's definitely an appropriate and classy look for any special occasion. Read on to see how Liz did it!

To do this hair you need:
-stretchy headband
-bobby pins
-flower barrett (optional) 

1.)  Start with dry hair. Mine was just straight because that's how I'd worn it that day but you can just take a shower and blow dry it. In order to do this style, you have to have medium to long hair. Just brush it out to take out any knots and push it over your shoulders.

2.) Take you stretchy headband and put it around your head, sort of in a hippie fashion. We used black because it blends in with my hair and is less noticable. However, feel free to use a colored or printed headband, since the front of it will show at the end.

3.) Take small strands of hair and wrap the pieces around the headband in a upward motion. There are more pictures below to show you exactly how to do this.

4.) Once the side pieces are all tucked into the band, you should have two big pieces left at the end like above. Take these bigger pieces and tuck them into a low bun into the band. Secure with lots of bobby pins!

5.) You should end up with something like this:

6.) If you want, add pin a flower into the bun part using bobby pins like Liz did here. You can also just put a beret in of your choosing.

Wallah! Beautiful hair!
Thanks, Liz!

Good luck!


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