Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SEE THIS: Harry Potter Fan Art

Just a small sampling.
Like Harry Potter? Then click here for the most hypnotic gallery of fan art I've ever seen. So many wonderful things and a strong focus on the Marauders Generation. It's beautiful.

LOCKS: Trojan Ponytail

Yes Matt, another hair tutorial...

So, I'm doing a play about the aftermath of the Trojan war. This look is kinda inspired by it. And it's a ponytail! (Points for anyone who can identify why that's kinda funny.) My fellow cast-mate Sarah sat in for this tutorial!

Check it out after the jump!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

HEAR THIS: Thinkin Bout You by Frank Ocean

I've been hearing a lot about this guy for a lot of different reasons but foremost among the chatter is the talk of how good he is. Then, last weekend I finally saw him perform on SNL and was shaken. I can't find good a recording of that performance but you should seek it out, because it's one of the best musical guest performances vocals-wise in years. A real palate-cleanser for anyone who remembers Lana Del Rey last season...makes me shudder still. In the meantime here is the album version of his song Thinkin Bout You:

Your girl,
N.

THANK YOU

Thanks to people like you, THE LOST GIRL has exceeded 1,500 hits!

SO MUCH LOVE.

Your girl,
N.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOD FIGHT: Guac

This easy guac recipe, paired with a classic grilled cheese.
Tonight's first ever Friday Night Food Fight (which may indeed be published in the early moments of Saturday) we feature one of the simplest recipes I know, GUACAMOLE!

YOU NEED
Avacado
Small handful of fresh, diced tomato
Lemon or lime
Salt 'n Peppa

YOU DO
1. Mash the avocado in a bowl.
2. Squeeze half the juice from a lemon or lime over (or a few dashes if you're using bottled)
3. Salt 'n peppa attack!
4. Add the tomato
5. Mix
6. Manger!

Enjoy!

Your girl,
N.


Friday, September 21, 2012

LOCKS: A Nod to Gwen Stefani

It's exceptionally difficult to take a picture of ones own hair.
I've been listening to No Doubt since the second grade. So, fifteen years? Yeah. Fifteen. Anyway, I've always always always thought that Gwen Stefani was boss and coveted her hair. I went so far as to bleach and colour (still a painful memory) in parts to be a little closer to her signature pink 'do. Anyway, I love her look in the new video for "Settle Down" and saw a really conscise how-to on YouTube last night and thought I'd try it today.


A funny moment with the look, at one point in one of my acting classes where I was supposed to have a small, squishy ball under my head (don't try to understand it, it's not worth it) my prof told me she thought the little buns in my hair would be sufficient. Ridiculous but great.


Anyway here is my rendition and below I've added the tutorial I watched and video itself that I derived this look from:

PREP
Start with two or three-day-old hair.
Grab two small, clear hair ties.
Plenty of bobby pins close to your hair colour.
Some hairspray would be good.
A comb.
Maybe a bit of styling serum, a teensy bit...maybe. Depends on the texture of your hair.

STEP ONE - Sectioning
Make the first section at the front of your hair around where your fringe would be/is. Tie the remaining hair into two even, high ponytails - one under the other.

STEP TWO - Messy Buns
Twist both ponytails into messy buns allowing the ends to stick out. Use as many bobby pins as you need for it to feel secure, which for people with lots of hair like me now is easier said than done. Just play around with it. Then tease the ends in whatever way works for your hair - this is where that serum might come in handy.

STEP THREE - Twist the Front
Yep, just twist that hair back around itself and then pin it securely.

STEP FOUR - Hide It
The video below will just tell you to pin it in but I made another bun at the top of my head and did the same thing as the other two.

STEP FIVE - Mess It All Up
Kinda get in there and wreck it all. It shouldn't look perfect. Now enjoy your cute hair!

Good luck and let me know if you have any success with it or you have any other styles you think I should try out!

Your girl,
N.



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

WATCH THIS: Parenthood


For this first installment of WATCH THIS I really went with my guts and let me tell you, they were ripped to shreds after watching the last episode of PARENTHOOD.

PARENTHOOD airs on NBC or Global (depending on if you're in the US or Canada) on TUESDAY nights. Check your local listings! And sorry to international readers, I have no idea when/where/if it airs for you but if you can navigate the internet I'm sure you can find it someplace.

Read on after the jump!

Monday, September 17, 2012

HEAR & SEE THIS: Our Deal by Best Coast (Extended)

Friends,

A few summers ago I saw the music video for Our Deal by Best Coast. It was directed by Drew Barrymore and featured Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Shailene Woodley, Miranda Cosgrove, Donald Glover and Alia Shawkat. Crazy right? Well, it was good and I played it on repeat all that summer. Well, tonight I thought of it again and wanted to relive the magic. Imagine my surprise when I find out there is an extended edition. I do this it's worth looking up the original because it's edited so so so well and I just fucking love it. But here's the ten-minute extended version that I found tonight for your viewing pleasure. And let me know if you get addicted to this song like I did. Then we can form some sort of support group, okay?

Love ya.

Your girl,
N.  

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Theatre is Dead aka "So, When are You Moving to Hollywood?"

So yes, I'm in theatre school. Right now I am in my second second-year. That's right, I've already been to theatre school. I did two intensive years at a college (that is now a University with a capital "U") that tore me into pieces and put me back together. Then, I spent two years serving bubble tea, sitting on a couch, and watching The Office. Needless to say, I wasn't ready. Not to say that my training at said college - shit, I mean university - was lackluster, but I graduated when I was a twenty-year-old recovering basket-case and hadn't been able to fully soak up all the wonderful things I was being taught. Quite a shame. Obviously, I couldn't go back and do it again and I figured that if I was gonna do this, I'd do it up right and get a respectable undergraduate degree out of it too.

Soon I found myself on stage auditioning for a University with a capital "U" that had been a University for a long, long time and I had always assumed I wasn't smart enough to attend. Turns out, I am smart enough. And then in September of 2011 I began my second turn at theatre school. And so far, so good.

Now that we have our context, carry on after the jump for more.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

HEAR THIS: Too Close by Alex Clare


Your girl,
N.

Three Things I'm Stoked About This Fall

I'm a student and as such, September marks the beginning of a new year. A time for resolutions about eating well, exercising and studying hard. It's also a really easy time to be a huge bummer. Summer's over and life is back in full swing. However, I see it as an excellent opportunity to get stoked on life.

Read on after the jump to find out what has me so stoked this autumn.