October 30, 2012


Election Day 2012 is exactly one week away.

I only want to say one thing.

Educate yourself and vote.

Don't vote for the guy you think is better looking.

Don't vote for the guy your significant other or parents are voting for.

Don't vote for the guy with the bigger flag pin.

If you are old enough to vote, you are old enough to make up your own mind.

Educate yourself and vote for who you think will do the best job for our country, for the people and you.


I early voted on Saturday.

October 25, 2012

You cut your hair?!

If you'll recall, my hair looked like this last week.

After my hair appointment on Saturday, it now looks like this.

What can I say? I get bored.

October 24, 2012

The Timberlake's 1st Wedding Photo

The magazine is out. The first photo has been released. Here's your first look at Justin Timberlake and his bride, Jessica Biel. Jessica wore a custom, petal pink Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown. The bridesmaids, mother of the bride and mother of the groom also wore Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. Justin and his groomsmen were all in custom Tom Ford tuxes which he helped design.

Justin played the guitar and sang as Jessica walked down the aisle.

He said, "It was an original piece I wrote specifically for the evening and for her."

Biel said, "It was a total fantasy experience."

The week-long celebration and ceremony reportedly cost $6.5 million dollars.

There were approximately one hundred guests including Jimmy Fallon, Andy Samberg, Timbaland, and Beverley Mitchell from 7th Heaven.

*NSYNC's JC Chasez was there, but the other guys weren't invited.

Justin said, "It was a lot to ask of them to travel, so we figured we'd give our guests a good party!"

Anyone else notice Britney Spears on the cover?

Best. Photobomb. Ever.

Project 52
The Great Pumpkin

I'm never going to complete my Project 52 list, but I'm doing better than last year. I think it's a learning experience, and I'll get there eventually. This past weekend, I was able to check off one more item.

24. Take the kids to the pumpkin patch.

We went to Michaels for supplies then headed to the pumpkin patch. Each kiddo picked out a pumpkin and painted them their favorite colors. Red and black for Little Man. Pink and purple, of course, for Little Bit. By the time they were done, they were both covered in paint. Thankfully, it washed right off.

Here are some of our fave celebs visiting the pumpkin patch too.

Halle Berry, Usher, Heidi Klum

Nicole Richie, David Arquette, Gavin Rossdale

Tori Spelling, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Noth

"Dear Great Pumpkin, I am looking forward to your arrival on Halloween night. I hope you will bring me lots of presents. You must get discouraged because more people believe in Santa Claus than in you. Well, let's face it; Santa Claus has had more publicity, but being #2, perhaps you try harder." -- Linus, It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

October 23, 2012

Eff, Marry, Kill
The Vampire Diaries

I'm linking up with Blonde...Undercover Blonde and The Vintage Apple for Eff, Marry, Kill. After seeing this post from one of my fave bloggers, I decided to go with the boys from The Vampire Diaries.

Jeremy Gilbert
I choose Jeremy because, well, have you seen this kid? He's hot.

Damon Salvatore
If I marry Damon, I get to eff him all the time. It's a win win for me.

Stefan Salvatore
I'm sorry, but Stefan's brooding gets on my nerves. #TeamDamon4Ever

So, ladies, who would you Eff, Marry, Kill?

October 22, 2012

The Talk of Tinseltown
Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater

Uma Thurman and her fiance Arpad Busson announced the name of their newborn daughter. Take a deep breath and say it with me. It's Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. They're going to call her Luna. Why in the hell would you do this to a child? It's never going to fit on a form.

Drake, actor turned rapper, recently earned his GED at the age of 25. Drake dropped out of high school to work full-time as an actor to help out his struggling family. Kudos to Drake for going back to school even though he's already made it big.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel got hitched on Friday. They wed at the Borgo Egnazia, a hotel complex in Italy. The ceremony was kept a secret until the last minute. Guests were flown to Germany before arriving in Italy. The couple has given an exclusive to People. The magazine hits newsstands Wednesday.

Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and has been banned for life from cycling. Eleven of his former teammates testified against him, some claiming they were forced to take banned substances. He's said to have used extreme measures to pass drug tests including blood transfusions. Dang, Lance, didn't your mama teach you that cheaters never win? Of course, I'm assuming the allegations are true. Currently, Lance is denying all of this.

Multiple media outlets are saying Adele and her boyfriend welcomed a baby boy on Friday. There has been no official confirmation as of yet.

Ashley Greene dyed her gorgeous locks a funky red on Friday. I guess we all need a change from time to time. I don't love this, but it's hair. She can change it back.

The Talk of Tinseltown is brought to you today by...

Jessica Alba

October 19, 2012

Halloween in an Insta

I love decorating for Halloween.

That is all.

Today, I'm linking up with Life Rearranged for Insta-Friday.

life rearranged

October 18, 2012

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October 17, 2012

My new favorite flat iron

I was recently contacted by a rep from Misikko.com to see if I'd be interested in trying and reviewing one of their flat irons. Why yes, yes I would! I received the HANA Professional 1" Flat Iron.

When I opened the box, I was overwhelmed by all the goodies I received. Seriously, look at this loot! There was the flat iron itself in its own protective pouch, an additional heat proof travel pouch, a heat proof mat, a hairbrush, e.l.f. makeup products, hand sanitizer, emery boards, a Christmas ornament, and some kind of potpourri-ish roses that smell fantastic! My goodies were even wrapped in pretty ribbons and bows. Before I even touched anything, I was impressed.

For the most part, I do not have wavy or curly hair. What I do have are major frizzies and flyaways. I also have really thick hair, so it takes forever and a day to dry and straighten my mane.

Reasons Why I Love This Flat Iron:
1. It heats up super fast, so there's no waiting around. I brushed my teeth. It was HOT!
2. I love love love the no-slip heat proof mat. Before, I was setting my flat iron on the bathroom counter hoping it didn't slide off into the floor. Now, I don't have to worry because it stays put.
3. I section off my hair, swipe the flat iron over the sections once, maybe twice if it's really frizzy, and I'm done.
4. My hair didn't snag and remained soft and shiny.
5. It smoothed out ALL of my flyaways.
6. It has a swivel cord, so it doesn't get tangled and twisted.
7. It comes with a 2-year warranty.

Here are some pictures of my hair after I used the Hana Pro 1" Flat Iron. I should mention these are after I shampooed, conditioned and blow dried my hair. Usually, I use some kind of product, but I didn't this time. I wanted to see what the flat iron could do on its own. Impressed, y'all.

I've been a Chi girl for years and can say without a doubt that I've switched teams. I highly recommend Misikko and their flat irons. I also love their packaging and mad customer service skills. They have the best hair dryers too. I give them two snaps in a circle formation.

I was provided the above product in exchange for my review. The opinions expressed herein are all mine.

October 12, 2012

Ballin' on a Budget
Dress Like Nikki Reed

I knew I wanted to recreate this week's look as soon as I saw it. One of our favorite Twilight stars, Nikki Reed, looks super cute and super casual in jeans and an Oxford shirt. For a night out, she added pops of color and an animal print. I love that I could easily recreate this look for a lot less.

Nikki Reed, photo courtesy of People StyleWatch

shirt // skinnies // heels // clutch // necklace

Oxford shirt, American Eagle Outfitters $29.99
skinny jeans, American Eagle Outfitters $39.95
t-strap heel, Coco G by Guess $49.99
clutch, ASOS $43.98
necklace, Max & Chloe $39
Total look under $210

October 10, 2012

I Believe, Part I

I believe in giant purses.

I believe in bubblegum pop music.

I believe in boys opening doors for girls.

I believe in keeping your shoes on in public places.

I believe in listening to music and dancing while cleaning.

I believe fall is the best season.

I believe in spontaneity and surprises.

I believe car chases make any movie better.

I believe in eating lots and lots of cheese dip.

I believe young adult novels make the world a happier place.

I believe shopping cures everything.

I believe in watching sports with the boys.

I believe in long sleeve t-shirts and blue jeans.

I believe you can never take too many pictures.

I believe flannel pj pants from Target are the best pj pants in the world.

I believe in soul mates.

I believe in high heels and lip gloss.

I believe in the healing power of a grande margarita.

I believe in rolling my eyes when the situation calls for it.

I believe in correctly spelled words and proper grammar.

I believe some things are better left unsaid.

I believe in always keeping people guessing.

I believe that diamonds are a girl's best friend.

I believe a Coke a day keeps the madness away.

I believe Elvis has the greatest voice known to man.

I Believe, Part II

What do you believe in?

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October 07, 2012

Clueless Reunion
As If

In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, the Clueless cast reunites seventeen years after the film's release. I can hardly believe it's been that long. Clueless is one of my all-time favorites. The fashion.. the quotes.. the music.. I hope my daughter loves it as much as I do when I make her watch it with me one day.

The director of Clueless, Amy Heckerling, also directed Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

She based Clueless on Jane Austen's 1815 novel, Emma.

Heckerling wanted Alicia Silverstone to play Cher after seeing her in an Aerosmith video.
She didn't even have to audition.

Paul Rudd auditioned for the roles of Murray, Christian and Elton before landing the role of Josh.

Clueless was shot in 40 days.

Brittany Murphy admitted she was literally a virgin who couldn't drive when filming the movie.

Alicia Silverstone didn't know how to correctly pronounce "Haitians" in the classroom scene.
The director told the crew not to correct her because she wanted it to be in the film.

Even though Paul Rudd's character was in college, Stacy Dash was actually three years older than him.
Dash said, "I was 27, and I was playing this high school student. I had a son at home who was six years old."

Cher's last name is given as Horowitz, but her report card says Hamilton.

During the game of "Suck and Blow", the cast's lips were heavily coated in ChapStick to make the cards stick.

Cher: Sometimes you have to show a little skin. This reminds boys of being naked, and then they think of sex.

Tai: You guys talk like grown-ups!
Cher: Well, this is a really good school.

Tai: Do you think she's pretty?
Cher: No, she's a full-on Monet.
Tai: What's a monet?
Cher: It's like a painting, see? From far away, it's ok, but up close it's a big old mess.

Murray: Your man Christian is a cake boy!
Cher & Dionne: A what?
Murray: He's a disco-dancing, Oscar Wilde-reading, Streisand ticket-holding friend of Dorothy.
Know what I'm saying?
Cher: Uh uh, no way, not even!
Murray: Yes, even; he's gay!
Dionne: He does like to shop, Cher. And the boy can dress.

Even Silverstone agrees that Clueless has stood the test of time.

She said, "If I was in a hotel room and it came on, I'd want to watch it."