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LET’S TAlK FIFTY SHADES OF GENIUS

Okay, so it’s currently 12:30 AM.

The video came out at 12:00 AM EST time.

I WAS PREPARED IF YOU COULDN’T TELL.

This due to the fact that I haven’t heard new music from Taylor Swift in ages and it was DUE with everything that’s happened in my life lately, this song hits pretty close to home.

Now, I want to talk about the video because I have a theory. I’m not sure what the director meant to do with the changing colors, but I have an idea, hear me out.

So you know that song “red” Taylor Swift wrote for her album “Red” back in 2012 right? Okay, well the album is heart-cuttingly beautiful in the sense that it grabs your soul by the suspenders and feels as if Taylor Swift has just thrown her heart out on the line, and taken all of ours with it.

The song RED has the line:

“Losing him was blue like I’d never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
But loving him was red”

I believe red stands for passion or love.

Green stands for jealousy, although not mentioned in Swift’s song “red,” but has been mentioned on a tour where she describes the color green as jealousy which people tend to do anyhow.

And blue stands for sad and upsetting emotions where you know you need to let go but can’t bring yourself to.

 

 

Now, in the video it begins with Zayn coming out of a fancy car in the rain as press jump up his ass to get a photo(figure of speech), and it’s simply him walking through a building facing the casual things (such as photography ninjas) artists sadly face these days.

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As he strolls into the elevator the green begins to change to red as he sings the line “I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home” in Swift’s direction as the camera turns toward towards her and red filters between them before it turns to green right as Swift’s line begins.

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“I’m sitting eyes wide open and I got one thing stuck in my mind,” and changes to red as
“Wondering if I dodged a bullet or just lost the love of my life,” is sung–  “oh” the last word being green before becoming a regular camera setting with no mood lighting involved as Swift reflect’s on the nights she’s stayed up restless.

 

*Entering the room of Zayn is Swift ooo here we go*

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Red comes in flashes now as she sings certain words that suggest certain things. If you know what I MEAN. Although it could potentially be nothing like that, but considering it’s a song written for a fifty shade of grey movie…

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She pours wine and picks petals off of white roses (a symbol for true love, not red which I thought was the other way around).

“Until you come back home” is sung by Zayn and now the blue appears right before Swift’s line “I’ve been looking sad in all the nicest places”

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They then proceed to reflect on their relationship, Zayn looks to be holding a letter or photographs which he end up tossing across the room while Swift has her moment in the bathroom taring at herself in the mirror most likely thinking “girl what are you doing.”

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“What is happening to me”is when the blue comes into play again, in flashes along with red for less time.

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Zayn is then seen sitting in that sort of crouched position where shit has hit the fan and you feel like crying but you can’t cry sort of vibe as the light flashes blue.

The real kicker is as they sing the line “I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home” repeatedly, light flashing red, normal coloring, and blue. They are turned away from each other in every scene with blue and red suggesting they can’t deal with the emotions which are going haywire.

 

 

At the very end, the lights are still flashing red and blue whilst instead of turned away, they are looking right at each other.

 

 

 

Phonecase Love

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If you want a great, quality phone case I highly suggest this one from Etsy. Not only because of the new “Beauty and the Beast” film (featuring Emma Watson) coming to theaters soon, but because it’s freaking gorgeous and everyone needs something to protect their phone. Why not use style?

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IMG_8486.jpgThe one I just received (my first ever purchase on Etsy by the way, not including the countless hours I’ve spent scrolling through it in the past) mirrors a stain glass red rose, on a blue background which seeps into black towards the bottom and around the edges of the case. When looking closely at it there are miniscopic sparkles scattered throughout making it look all the more beautiful too.

With a rating of four and a half stars and 117 reviews, their page is at least worth taking a look at.

Along with this phone case, there are plenty of other options from this seller alone. Even better? There is currently a 24 hour flash sale cutting the price from $19.95 to $11.05– amazing. I suggest running to your laptop or phone now.

Oh, and coolest thing of all– It’s shipped from FRANCE.

Fall / Winter Beauty Favorites 

These are a few of my favorites for autumn and winter. There are no eye shadows this time, but there is a narrowing down of lipstick (I promise).

💖Skincare:


I don’t use many face masks, but when I do I just buy one from the drugstore and I tend to reach for the one that appears in a mint color on my face. It’s just fun. There is also, of course, moisturizer because no one wants a yucky dry face… well I’d prefer not to have that anyways. I have cotton pads to use with my makeup remover which is the simple micellar water (loooove this stuff. Love it.) there is also a mini first aid beauty cleanser in case I run out of the micellar water. I’ve also thrown in the first aid beauty radiance pads because it’s nice to refresh the face with them… but whatever you do, don’t get this product in you’re eyes.

💖Highlighters:


I love love love the wander highlighter in ivory (my favorite), watts up highlighter by benefit (bought at an airport from the cutest vending machine), and a mini becca spotlight highlighter.

💖Lip balm:

I have here a hempz lip balm, a jack black lip balm in the lemon flavor (a game changer), and a burts bees conditioning lip balm.

💖Blush:


Blush may just be one of my favorite things in the universe, and I have the Tarte Amazonian clay blush in blushing bride, NARS orgasm blush, benefit rockateur (currently replacing my Cora lists which I’ve run out of for the fourth time ahhh), and the becca beach tint in lychee/Opal pictured above.

💖Lippies:


I honestly did narrow this down… haha. I stuck around the red family although I added in a few everyday nude picks as well. From the left: burts bees lip shimmer in rhubarb, Mac dazzleglass in love alert, Anastasia Beverly Hills lipgloss in date night, too faced melted lipstick in melted berry, Rimmel Kate moss lipstick in 107, buxom lipgloss in White Russian, bare minerals marvelous moxie lipgloss in rebel, rosy Vaseline tub, urban decay revolution lipstick in naked, Mac lipstick in creme cup. I realize now I didn’t include the Lancôme lip lover in rose ballet 313, and I have to tell you that is my all time favorite lipgloss year round.

💖Eyeliner:


I didn’t include my go-to brown pencil liner, however liquid liner I feel is that extra bit flattering in the fall. I have the best ever eyeliner by dollywink in the shade black, the super slim liner by L’Oréal, and two maybelline line stilleto eyeliners in blackest black and brownish black. Note: an amazing eyeliner I do no have on me at the moment is the essence gel eyeliner in midnight in Paris.

💖Nail polish:


So so so many shades… Essie peak of chic, essence rock, Essie Aruba blue, Essie skirting the issue, Chanel accessorie, Essie no more film, Rimmel ready set go, Essie Bahama mama, topshop heart of gold, sinful colors easy going, Essie mademoiselle. One not pictured that I am currently wearing is the Essie merino cool.

💖Book I’m currently reading:


The little Paris bookshop by Nina George. 😄

🍁 Hope you guys enjoyed this post. Let me know what you’re favorites are for the autumn and winter months.🍁

💖 Nat

Getting Used to Contour 

I’m not one for contouring…

The first ever bronzer/ contour (I know they are two separate things) I owned was the too faced chocolate soleil bronzer in milk chocolate back when it was the old packaging. I loved it, it smelled like chocolate, therefore I had to have it for Christmas.

I was a sophomore in high school at the time, pretty new to makeup in general. I didn’t really know how to use it, so it wasn’t something I clung to in my everyday makeup routine and soon fell out completely.

Bronzer is the closest thing I’ve ever gotten to contouring or “tanning” my face. Definitely isn’t a necessity for me though.

But, one night a couple months ago I saw Dani Mansutti using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in a YouTube video and I thought “what is that gorgeous palette?” Especially the banana shade which to my hearts content is actually called “banana.” Score.

So, I did my research, found it on Sephora, picked it up at the shop, and since then I have been pretty in love with this thing.

From left to right: Vanilla, Banana, and Sand
From left to right: Java, Fawn, and Havana

Vanilla: can be used as a powder, highlight, eyeshadow

Banana: a highlighting powder, especially good for under the eyes to cancel dark circles

Sand: a highlighting powder

Java: a warm mocha contour

Fawn: light brown contour

Havana: a warm red based contour

All of the shades are highly pigmented. It’s simply amazing.

In my opinion it is worth the $40 because it has many different uses besides contouring.

This palette’s shades can definitely be used as eyeshadow too.

I just love this thing, let me know what you think of it! 🙂

Love,

Nat 💖

Lush is Lovely

Guess what? I am excited for lush. I am so so so so excited for lush bath bombs.

I don’t even have a bath (at the moment, at least), but i definitley cannot get enough of the lush bath bombs.

I’ve used a total of two my entire life, but the website has me contemplating buying 10 or so, simply because they are all adorable, sound sweet smelling, and just give me that holiday festive vibe.

Here are a few (or a trillion) that I’m over the moon for:

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I’m way too excited for Christmas– to be fair this tends to start back in July for me, haha.

But who could pass up Santasaurus, honestly.

*Note: I am in no way sponsoring Lush, I’ve only ever bought 5 things from lush in my entire life… so far. ;)*

Thanks for reading,

Nat ❤

OOTD and hair 

My outfit was a cropped red American appeal sweatshirt  coupled with an old pair of black jeans from Pacsun and white converse. Here’s a goofy side view.

Here are my shoes ❤️Here is my face. These are a few photos from the other day… Just so you know my hair is still a work in progress. 

This drastic blonde was not at all the intention, it was originally supposed to be a natural Balayage and along the lines there must’ve been a miscommunication between me and the hairstylist because this truly shocked me when I looked in the mirror. But after a couple months of growing it out, it has turned into a bit of an Ombré effect which I don’t mind.

It’s safe to say I won’t be doing much of anything at all to my hair for a while… 

I’m learning to love it though! 

Thanks for reading,

                                     Nat💖

Converse conquered 

Now, this is incredibly random yet I feel like posting something so you all don’t think I’ve vanished haha.

Ever since elementary, I’ve opened a pair of converse– from black high tops in talent shows to walking on campus in white low rise shoes…

I’m going to make a little list of all the converse I’ve owned over the years, maybe you’ll be into it, maybe not. Either way, I’m a converse shoe girl through and through.

Alright, let’s go:

These are the first converse I remember owning, I wore them for my second grade talent show– very nostalgic memories haha
Now, I’m not quite sure exactly when I owned these but I know for sure it was in elementary school. I need to get these back in my wardrobe asap because these just make me so happy.

There were my GO-TO shoes in middle school. I loved these to bits, they were highlighter green, it could spot these a mile away, and even better… The inside flaps were pink and orange. It was like a rad little secret

Also a favorite in middle school, they seemed to go with more outfits than the green ones, yet the showstopper green still prevailed for me whether it matched my outfit or not.

I remember solely wanting them forever because a girl was wearing them in the Justin Bieber “baby” video. Yes, yes I really did just admit that. But also, orange is one of my abortive colors so why not wear it all the time on my feet?

These were a staple last year. Blue isn’t too rad of a color in my opinion, these were probably my least favorite. They posses many good memories though.

These are the ones I rule the world in now, haha. I LOVE these. They go with everything and I can just slip them on. Amazing. Stylish. Could completely get dirty within two weeks, but that’s what cleaner is for, haha. ❤️
All in all, converse are versatile, comfortable, and is downright the shoe love of my life. 😄
Love,

Nat💖

Mini Sephora Haul 

So I went to Sephora for about 10 minutes and ended up with a few things I thought I would show you 🙂 

1. First aid beauty ultra repair cream (I use this as my face moisturizer, decided to buy another for backup)2. Benefit’s They’re real mascara 

This is the first ever high end mascara I bought and I decided I wanted to re-fall in love with it 

3. Too faced melted Berry liquid lipstick 

I’ve been wanting this forever and never picked it up, so today was the day I threw all caution to the wind. Safe to say, I love it. 

My Top 5 movies

I love movies. I never realized how much I loved movies until this film class I’ve currently been taking came into my life. These are my top five favorite films at the moment, three of them however will be my favorites forever.

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(From top left to bottom right)

“Big Hero 6” i feel multiple connections wit, mostly because Hiro reminds me of someone i used to know. Plus, I don’t know one person that wouldn’t be able to cry at this movie. Maybe, I’m wrong. In fact, I’m sure there are some that could handle it but certain parts broke me down the first time i saw it. Flawless is all i have to say to this. Also, i wish i had a Baymax because let’s be real, who wouldn’t want a giant huggable marshmallow bundle of joy. 😀

“Les Miserables” is without a shadow of a doubt, my favorite movie. I first saw this the day it came out with my mom in the theater , i was sat to the left of her. i believe age 16 i had just turned and she kept glancing over to see if i was okay. The whole entire movie i sobbed. Hard core sobbed and felt all the feelings ever. I love every character in that movie, but personally Eponine hit a real note for me (no, not just literally although Samantha Barks can SING). Ever since then I constantly have “On my own” stuck in my head at least once a week or any song from this movie. I love it, the actresses and actors did fantastic, the set was brilliantly detailed, it blew my expectations out of the water. This is the type of movie i would suggest having tissues at hand to wipe away a tear or two. and anyone who doesn’t cry at this, I’m sorry, i really probably don’t understand you and may back away slowly.This movie carries a lot in it and holds very dear memories with me, if i watch it with you, I’m really trusting you to not judge me as I spring into a waterfountain.

This “Adventure Time” DVD is actually random episodes from the first season i believe… it’s not a movie, but it’s a show i love with every fiber of my being. It’s great, it’s good for young ones because life lessons are thrown in there and it has a lot of storylines that progress as the show goes on so no matter what whoever is watching it, they should be able to relate to something. Or at least find it somewhat enjoyable. Me? Well, i ill be singing the intro without a shadow of a doubt. Be prepared haha.

“The Notebook” is a sappy love story as some may say, but i love it. I can’t hide that i love it, i refuse to cease to admit that i love it. I used to think i was weird for liking this movie so much and comparing guys i met with Ryan Gosling’s character… *cough cough* but Ii don’t care anymore. Love is a feeling that is hard as hell to figure out, this move portrays that, but also that it’s the easiest thing to know. You know when you love someone and you know when you don’t. It may take some time, but when you over someone you’re gut tells you not to give up and that no matter what happens it was worth the time spent with that person you felt the world for. Whether their you’res or not, you want the best for them and for them to be happy. At least that’s how i feel love is anyways. No matter how much you wish you could hate them, you can’t. Maybe that’s just my overcaring self but darn it it’s true. Also, sometimes people meet at the wrong times and that’s okay. But tere’s always fate. Yes, I’m also the sap tat believes in fate and destiny and my gut feelings because that’s what tends to tell the truth. Trust you’re gut always. Mine is saying I deserve the love Ali felt for Noah and vice versa. Everyone does. Don’t settle. 🙂

Last but not least is “she’s the man” which stars Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum… this movie is a classic. This movie is a movie that always brings a smile to my face. Especially when she realizes in the beginning how much of a willy her boyfriend is and that he underestimates her as well as the rest of the female population, and in the end puts a stop to his neurotic thinking by proving him wrong. Yes, shade was just thrown. All you guys out there, don’t be this guy, do humanity a favor and whatever you do… don’t. be. that. guy. This movie is a great laugh and never fails at girls night. 😀

 

This ended up being a longer post than originally planned, sorry for all the writing and mini rants.

Let me know if you enjoy any of these movies or what you’re top 5 are. I’d love to know! 🙂

I hope you’re all having a great day/ night! I’m going to bed now seeing that it’s nearing close to 1 in the morning haha.