Tag: Pop Culture

Can We Go Back to the Mid 2000s?!

2000s, please.

Let’s go back…back to the beginning.

I listened to Holly Madison’s Down The Rabbit Hole on Audible last week, and it sent me into a whirlwind of reminiscing. I know that people get nostalgic about movies and TV shows that they watched during their formative years–and I DO own the first five seasons of The Girls Next Door on DVD–but I found myself absolutely longing for the early-reality-TV-era of celebrity drama. You know, the time back when weekly tabloids reigned, and celeb gossip blogs were juuuust starting to become A Thing? The players: Paris. Britney. Lindsay. Anna Nicole. Jenny McCarthy. Jessica Simpson. The shows: Girls Next Door. The Simple Life. 8th and Ocean. My Super Sweet 16. The Hills. Pretty Wild. (There are still SOME shows from that particular time period that continue to run, of course–think, The Bachelor and the entire Real Housewives franchises–but it’s just not the same. That mid-2000s magic is largely gone.) There was so much variety! So much ridiculousness! There was even a little mystery! Now? It’s all Kardashians, all the time, everywhere and everything. And TBH, I’m really kind of over it. (more…)

5 Things to Read This Wednesday – The Sunday Edit!

5thingstoreadthiswednesdayVCHey guys! I’ve been traveling–and thus super M.I.A.–the past week or so, but I wanted to make sure to get a quick 5 Things post up this afternoon in an attempt to snap myself back into blogging shape. Expect regular posting schedule to resume this week! I’ll have new stuff up on the site at least three more times in the next seven days, so stay tuned. ♡ Now, 5 things to read this SUNDAY.

  1. Totally charmed by this Drugstore Addiction post on simple ways to become more elegant. Side note: Remember when The Bachelor’s Juan Pablo used to compliment Sharleen Joyint by saying she was “sooo elegant“? Those were the days!
  2. Could the secret to taming your sweet tooth be salmon?! According to ELLE, fish just might be our magic bullet.
  3. If you’re a fellow work-from-home babe/solopreneur, this post from xoSarah on treating your (one and only!) employee right is an absolute must read.
  4. Dyson, the brand famous for somehow managing to make vacuum cleaners trendy, has jumped into the beauty space with a $400 blow dryer that will let you dry your hair in virtual silence. GIMME.
  5. Finally, Nylon totally killed it with their feature about the 30 best celebs to face swap with on Snapchat. So funny.

xx,

Liza

5 Things to Read This Wednesday

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  1. The girls from A Bikini A Day share a few of their pro travel tips in this piece on how to take on the airport like a champ.
  2. According to this piece from the New York Times, staying in is the new going out. #relatable, but also #problematic? You be the judge.
  3. Super weird and cool: what would your name be–based on popularity–if you were named today? Time knows.
  4. In health and wellness news, Sakara’s The S Life Mag covers everything you need to know about your lymphatic system, from what it even is to how to nourish it.
  5. Finally, the 1D-Louis-fake-baby conspiracy is next level insane + awesome. Details at Buzzfeed.

xx,

Liza

5 Things to Read This Wednesday

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  1. This story on innovations in bath products from Into The Gloss is giving me life. So many things I want to try!
  2. This piece from Rachel Zoe’s The Zoe Report site on side hustles that actually have the potential to make money is somehow both hilarious and helpful.
  3. Totally crushing on color-changing “mood lipstick” lately, so it’s super convenient that Refinery29 posted this scientific explanation + product roundup.
  4. Productivity” and “wasting time” aren’t really things that pair well together, but Elite Daily has rounded up productive ways to waste time on YouTube!
  5. Finally, Thrillist has 100 ways to save a ton of money when you travel. Works for me!

xx,

Liza

5 Things to Read This Wednesday

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  1. According to this Huffington Post piece, venting is chill, buuuut only to a point.
  2. Byrdie scored an interview with Goop’s foam rolling guru with a foam rolling routine that promises to make you look 10lbs slimmer in 10 minutes.
  3. Next up, Money After Graduation covers price vs cost–that is, that price is the same for everyone, but the cost is not. Good stuff.
  4. Pop Culture Died in 2009 has a feel-good fashion nostalgia post that’s sure to make you miss the 00s. So many pieces from my teenage wish list!
  5. Finally, if you’re looking for an excuse to eat more chocolate, this is it: a little dark chocolate before your workout can actually boost your performance. Get the scoop at Byrdie!

xx,

Liza