Things to Do This Summer!

Lifestyle

I hope everyone is having an awesome summer. If you are not, here are some fun tips from my favorite YouTuber! Please make sure to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel and follow me in Instagram @rafafarihah to keep up with my summertime adventures. Comment down below what you are up to, or what you hope to do this summer ūüôā

A few things you can do without traveling:

  1. Netflix (I will post my favorite movie sites and my movie list for you this week!)
  2. Get a pet and play with it all day long (as you watch Netflix maybe? Hmmm..)
  3. Suntan in your backyard.
  4. Go on a picnic at the park.
  5. Go window shopping
  6. Go on a long drive or a day trip with friends.
  7. Visit your town’s local attractions! If you live in Houston, you NEED to see this list.
  8. Start a YouTube channel.
  9. Have a Barbecue!
  10. Camp out in your backyard in a tent (or even better, make your own tent. Be creative!)
  11. Star gaze in your backyard.
  12. Have a karaoke night.
  13. Volunteer and help somebody out.
  14. Learn a new language.
  15. Get a summer job so you have money for a spontaneous trip.
  16. Go mattress sliding down your staircase in your pajamas (works everytime)
  17. Take on a new hobby. Cooking, baking, arts & crafts, a sport, skateboarding, sewing, hacking. It can be ANYTHING. You have YouTube to teach you everything you desire to learn. I took up video editing and started YouTubing ūüôā Subscribe and I will love you more!¬†https://www.youtube.com/c/RafaFarihah

TAKE A CHILL PILL : March 14

Lifestyle, Thoughts

Happy Pi Day my lovely readers!  Hope you are all having a wonderful Spring Break. Feel free to pig out and eat some Girl Scout Cookies. Make sure to buy them before cookie season ends!  Let me know in the comments below what your plans are for the break. I know I am just going to be watching Netflix, meeting old friends, exploring Houston, and spending time with family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr5FUITwFNk

2016 Oscars: 10 Best and Worst Dressed Celebrities

Fashion, Thoughts

The biggest night in Hollywood, the annual Oscars, was home to some of the most tragic and sexy outfits ever seen. Many celebrities knew how to own their outfit and work it on the red carpet, while some absolutely what they were doing and what event they were attending. Train wrecks.

BEST DRESSED:

  1. Hottest Couple: Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa and John Legend in a black tux. This couple was the bomb.com. No further comments needed.

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2. Prettiest Bride: Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad. This Indian beauty looked like a Goddess in her flowy white lace gown.

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3. Most Similar to the Oscar Trophy: Margot Robbie in Tom Ford. This dress shimmers, looks chic, and has a deep plunge. Check. Check. Check!

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4. Most Elegant: Maria Menounos in custom Christian Siriano. Maria looked stunning in her silver gown. Keeping it classy.

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5. Most Vibrant: Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney. This dress is fairly simple but so refreshing to look at. The one-shoulder capelet brought this sharp outfit to another level.

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6. Best Revenge Outfit: Jennifer Garner in Atelier Versace. Jennifer Garner slayed it in that dress. Not too much skin and she paired it with simple jewelry.

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7. Hottest Vampire: Rachel McAdams in August Getty Atelier. That high slit emerald dress and plunging back says it all. Rachel has changed her name from cute Canadian to sassy and classy. SLAY!

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8. Mr.Cool: Common in a white tuxedo. He just hopped into a tux and added the sharp black bowtie but he still looks oh-s0-fine. This is why we love Common so much.

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9. Most Empowering: Kerry Washington in Atelier Versace. She rocked the edgy and dom chic look. Who run the world? Girls!

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10. Best Fairy Queen: Cate Blanchett in Armani. Cate walked into the Oscars straight from the enchanted forest. Not to say, she looks magnificent.

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WORST DRESSED:

1. Best Ring Master: Sandy Powell.¬†BREAKING NEWS: “The Ringling Bros. Ring Master goes MIA during during LA Performance.” Anyways, where is the whip?

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2. Best Flower Girl: Heidi Klum in Marchesa. Heidi Klum probably got the wrong memo. I think the Muppet wedding was next door.

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3. Most Economical : Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tischi.¬†I don’t understand why Rooney decided to show up wearing a torn up lace¬†tablecloth.

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4. Best Prom Queen: Brie Larson in Gucci. This dress is just awkward and frilly. Looks like jellyfish tentacles sewed onto the dress.

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5. Most Intergalactic: Olivia Wilde in Valentino Haute Couture. This dress seems like a maxi skirt from the bottom and overalls from the top. Then there is a dog collar…country meets boho? So confused.

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6. Simple Darling: Emily Blunt in Prada. Bluntly speaking (hehe pun intended),  this seems like a sad excuse for an Academy Awards dress. A maxi dress with some patterns from Walmart glued on.

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7. Cutest Belle: Alicia Vikander in custom Louis Vuitton. For a grown adult, Alicia sure has childish hopes of being a princess someday. That hemline is atrocious.

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8. Best Tour Guide: Amy Poehler in Andrew Gn. Last time we checked, this was the Oscars. Amy arrived looking like she forgot to change after her shift at the Japanese steakhouse.

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9. Miss Hefty: Kate Winslet in Ralph Lauren. If this were a Project Runway task and you only had trash bags, then yes, it works. But for the Oscars, sorry Kate, I am going to have to say no.

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10. Best Joker: Jared Leto in Gucci. He sure is getting creative with the oddly placed “bowtie”. Why does he have¬†Hostess CupCakes on his shoes?

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What You Missed : 2016 Oscars

Thoughts

Last night, ABC aired the 88th Academy Award ceremony live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Due to the controversy of not having any nominees of color for two consecutive years, host Chris Rock did not hold back from making some humorous remarks about the”White People’s Choice Awards”. We have to give him a round of applause for his approach to this heated matter but some may not have appreciated his sense of humor so much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOMhz2d0qJM

 

Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar! He tried his luck five times before, but the sixth time is always a charm, right? At least he didn’t have to wait 19 consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations¬†like Susan Lucci.

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Leo tried to keep his cool in his acceptance speech but we all know he was bursting with¬†exuberance and relief on the inside. He added a tinge of¬†environmentalism after thanking the director and other cast/crew members. The Revenant¬†was critically acclaimed for the performance and direction, receiving a total of 12 nominations in the 88th Academy Awards. I am yet to watch the film but I am sure¬†I won’t be let down.

Now for the other winners:

BEST PICTURE–¬†Spotlight¬†

BEST ACTOR –¬†Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

BEST ACTRESS–¬†Brie Larson, Room

BEST DIRECTOR–¬†Alejandro G. I√Ī√°rritu, The Revenant

BEST ORIGINAL SONG–¬†‚ÄúWriting‚Äôs on the Wall,‚ÄĚ Spectre

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE–¬†Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM–¬†Son of Saul

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM–¬†Stutterer

BEST DOCUMENTARY–¬†Amy

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT–¬†A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR–¬†Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies¬†

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM–¬†Bear Story

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE РInside Out 
BEST FILM EDITING–¬†Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road¬†

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS–¬†Ex Machina ¬†

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY–¬†Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant¬†

BEST SOUND EDITING–¬†Mad Max: Fury Road¬†

BEST SOUND MIXING–¬†Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING–¬†Mad Max: Fury Road¬†

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN–¬†Mad Max: Fury Road¬†

BEST COSTUME DESIGN–¬†Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS–¬†Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl¬†

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY–¬†The Big Short

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY–¬†Spotlight

http://www.vogue.com/13387489/oscar-nominations-2016-full-list/

 

INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO FOR THE WEEK : February 22

Lifestyle

Express yourself, your faith

and everything you believe in.

People may criticize, but then again,

haters gonna hate.

Check out this stirring video on Marwa Balkar. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/why-i-stopped-wearing-the-hijab/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZCl5eEk7XQ

 

 

What Would Jenn Wear?

Fashion, Thoughts

Recently discovered this YouTuber and I have got to say, I love what she does and her outfits are spectacularly chic. I would definitely wear the clothes she picked out, especially because our styles are so similar. It is my dream to start a YouTube channel like this some day. Make sure to subscribe to her channel clothesencounters !

On a side note, I applied to become a writer for Her Campus at Texas A&M University two weeks ago and I got in! This will be a wonderful opportunity for me to grow as a versatile ¬†writer and to¬†improve my content for you guys. Wish me luck ūüėÄ

Take a peek at what Jenn has to show off!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwcwlEL4I18

 

MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO FOR THE WEEK : February 1

Lifestyle, Thoughts

She basically summed up every piece of advice I have ever given a friend, in five minutes. Great video for when you are having a bad day. I know I could use a little motivation right now. I should be getting back to calculus homework.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N08UX9p0cys