Netflix Recommendations

OMG I’m back!!! It’s been almost 3 months since my last post and I’m so sorry about that! I’m not going to lie, I just lost interest and inspiration but lately I’ve been thinking about blogging again so here I am! Anyways, this post is going to be just a list of movies and shows that I have watched and loved on Netflix. I decided to make a post about this because whenever I finish a show or a movie I have no idea what to do with my life and like I’ll never find something good to watch ever again haha. If we’re friends I’ve probably asked you for a recommendation more than once! Here’s my list (not in any particular order):

  1. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt  Screen Shot 2016-04-23 at 8.32.50 PMThis Netflix Original show is about a woman who was imprisoned underground by a kidnapper for a long time and now she’s free and figuring everything out after missing out on the world for all this time! The dialogue and characters are hilarious and Season 2 just came out last week (which I have yet to watch). Season 1 was sooo funny and I watched it so quickly because there were only a few episodes and they’re 30 minutes or less each!
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Okay this movie is by far one of my favorite Disney Movies ever!! The fact that it is on Netflix is probably the greatest thing ever. Whenever I am bored I love to put this movie on because it reminds me of my childhood and it always puts me in a good mood:)

 

 

3. Gossip Girl

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I feel like everyone with a Netflix account has watched this show (lol) but if you haven’t, I 100% recommend that you do!! It is about an elite group of friends in the Upper East Side of New York City who are followed around by an anonymous blogger who spreads rumors and is always causing trouble. The relationships and drama are so interesting throughout the entire show and you will never forget it!

4. Pretty Little Liars

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I’m sure everyone has at least heard of this show if they haven’t already watched it! I actually just recently finished watching this show because I never watched it when it first started and it was amazing!! It is about a girl who goes missing and is thought to be dead when her group of friends starts getting texts from someone who calls itself “A”. The series follows the girls around while they try to figure out who “A” is. The intensity is so high and you will never be bored while watching this show!

5. Cyberbully
Screen Shot 2016-04-23 at 9.14.30 PMThis movie is so sad but it’s very informative and I think the concept of it is so relevant for anyone on social media today, even if it came out a few years ago. I for sure cried more than once while watching this and if you’re in the mood to watch a sad movie, I highly recommend this one.

6. Glee

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This is by far one of my favorite shows I have ever watched!!! It’s about a group of high school students who couldn’t be more different, but join together to form a glee club and compete against schools from around the country. I’m no theatre kid, but the songs in every episode just make me so happy and even though I watched it over a year ago, I still listen to them!! It made me laugh, it made me cry and you will instantly become attached to the characters.

7. Friends

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This show is such a classic and if you have not watched it please start it now!! It is so funny and I loved it because it’s a sitcom, but it’s also not at the same time because the episodes play into each other and for example you can’t start watching on like season 6 because you would have no idea what’s going on! (if that makes any sense ahah) Either way you will love every minute of this show and I promise you I cried when it was over.

8. Blackfish

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Blackfish is a documentary about a whale living in captivity and its behavior due to how it’s treated. It is so educational and there have been situations for me where people start talking about it and I feel so good when I’m informed and can join in on the conversation.

9. The Carrie Diaries

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The Carrie Diaries is about a young Carrie Bradshaw (from Sex and the City) right after her mom dies and it shows the struggles of being a teenager. She is also following her dream and lands an internship at Interview Magazine in her dream city, New York! I loved this show but I’m going to save you from the same sadness I went through, THERE ARE ONLY 2 SEASONS!!! When I was on the last episode of season 2, I failed to realize that there was no more after that and I was so upset!! After further research I realized that the show did not get picked up for a 3rd season and the ending did NOT satisfy me, but the rest of the show was amazing!!

10. Grey’s Anatomy

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I saved the best for last… GREY’S ANATOMY!!! I am watching this right now and I’m only on season 4 (no spoilers!!). My friends have been telling me to watch this forever and I can’t believe I didn’t listen earlier!! I always avoided it because I do not do well with blood and gore (and tbh, I cover the screen during the surgeries haha) but there’s really not much of it and the plot and characters are incredible! There are 12 seasons and it’s still on which is a lot but I’m fine with it because I’m glad I won’t be finishing it any time soon! Sidenote: if you are going to start this/just started it and you want to avoid spoilers, you can’t, unless you get yourself off all forms of social media and lock yourself in your room until you finish lol! I’ve read so many spoilers online and my friend told me a huge spoiler the other day (UGH) and I am super upset about it, but it’s not stopping me from watching!!

 

I hope this list gave you guys some inspiration and get excited because I have a super special post going up next week!! Ok I’m going to go watch Grey’s now lol! xoxo, Grace

Interview with LovelyAnna0!

IMG_1574.JPGHey guys! Sorry I haven’t uploaded in a while I was feeling super unmotivated and things have been crazy but I’m back for good! Anyways, this is my first interview and I am so excited about it! It is with my good friend Anna, who is a growing Youtuber. I won’t give anymore away because that’s what the interview is for!  Let’s get started.

1.First off, please introduce yourself and your channel.

I’m Anna, my Youtube channel is Lovely Anna, or youtube.com/lovelyanna0 and I mainly make beauty and fashion videos!

2.What made you want to start your Youtube channel?

I knew I wanted to start a channel the second I started watching beauty gurus. It just interested me so much and I’ve never regretted making one.

3.What is your dream job?

My dream job is definitely to work at Buzzfeed and work on their videos for Youtube.

4.What is your favorite type of video to film?

My favorite types of videos to film are probably haul videos, I don’t know why but I love to film and edit them.

5. What would you spend your money on if you won the lottery?

Traveling, getting a new house, a car, and clothes 🙂

6.What are some of your best qualities? What are some that hold you back at times?

One of my best qualities is being funny, I love making people laugh. And something that holds me back is definitely my anxiety, even though it’s not a quality.

7.If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I would tour Europe FOR SURE. I want to go to Europe so badly.

8. And lastly, what are some of your goals for the future?

My goals are just to live somewhere and work somewhere that makes me happy. So basically, just to be happy.

 

Thank you again, Anna, for answering my questions and I hope everyone enjoyed her answers! You can subscribe to her channel by clicking here and I will see you guys next week with a new post! xoxo, grace

Collective Haul!

 

IMG_1393.JPGHey guys! So sorry i couldn’t get a blog post up last week-it was midterms week and I was crammed with studying! Anyways, I’ve been shopping a lot recently with gift cards and money I got for Christmas, so I thought I would share with you guys what I got! Let’s get into it.

 

disclaimer: I have gone shopping many separate times recently and I’ve just collected all of this up into one haul. I did NOT buy all of this at once!

 

Forever 21

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Army Green Jacket- This was definitely  my favorite purchase of all!! I’ve been wanting one of these jackets forever and it was a little more on the pricey side but it was worth it!

“Straight out of Los Angeles” Tee- If you know me at all, you know that I am a sucker for anything that says LA on it! So this t-shirt was basically a given.

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Black Sunglasses- My sunglasses recently broke, so I had to get a new pair and these are super cute and they were super cheap! I love the fact that they are matte and look just like real Ray-Bans.

Target

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Copper Metallic Wallet- I only got one thing from here, but I am obsessed with it! The rose gold/copper color is gorgeous and it is a great everyday wallet.

Urban Outfitters

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Pale Pink/Creme Crossbody Bag- I have been on the hunt for a new purse recently and when I saw that this one was on sale I was so excited! It has a ton of space and I think the color is to die for.

American Eagle

Before I get into what I bought, I just want to say that all of it is from their Soft & Sexy line. I have gotten things from this line in the past and if you never have, I 100% recommend it! The material used for it is so amazingly soft and stretchy and comfortable and it’s probably my favorite type of clothing in the world. I basically got the whole line in every style and every color lol!

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Quarter Length Sleeved Button Tops in Creme and Sky Blue- These tees are so great for layering and they can be super casual or paired with some jewelry to be more dressy!

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V Neck Tees in Black&White Stripes and Navy Blue- I am the type of person who lives for comfortable, yet cute clothing and these t-shirts are exactly that. I originally only bought the black and white one, but had to go back for another color because I loved it so much!

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Layering Tank Tops in Charcoal and Army Green- I love the style, length and fit of these tanks and they are perfect for under a jacket or flannel or just by themselves! I’ve already worn these and they look amazing paired with some layered necklaces.

 

Thanks so much for reading guys! Please leave me requests for future posts you would like to see because I’m sort of having blogger’s block right now! (if that’s even a thing haha!) See you next Sunday 🙂 xoxo, grace

8 Ways to Prevent Stress

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Hey everyone! Most people go back to school/work tomorrow after a long break. This can cause a lot of stress for many people, including me. I’m going to be showing you 8 ideas for what you can do when you start to feel overwhelmed or stressed. Let’s get started!

  1. Take a Bath-I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but taking a warm bath the night before school or work or whatever you might be stressing about can be so relaxing. I like to use bath bombs from lush because the colors and scents soothe me and relieve me of my stress. Screen Shot 2016-01-03 at 10.03.05 AM
  2. Don’t Drink Caffeine – If you are the type of person who drinks a late afternoon coffee or a soda with caffeine at dinner, try and cut that out of your evening the night before you go back to school. You’ll probably already have a hard time falling asleep-I know I do-but that unnecessary caffeine may keep you up even more.
  3. Make a Checklist– This is something I love to do the night before I’m going to school, on a vacation, or anywhere I know I need to remember things. I’m the type of person who tends to forget at least one thing wherever I’m going, but making a checklist can prevent this! Write down everything you know you need the night before, and don’t leave your house until everything is crossed off your list.IMG_9601.JPG
  4. Eat Breakfast– If you’re in a rush, breakfast is often something that is forgotten. However, this should not happen. I’m sure people have told you before that “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, but it’s actually true. When I know I’m going to be in a rush, I sometimes prepare something the night before like a hard boiled egg. If I don’t have something ready, I will grab a granola bar or fruit on my way out the door, or maybe a bowl of cereal if I have a little more time.
  5. Take a Breath– I often get super anxious the night before going back to school and something I’ve learned to do is just to stop, sit down, and breathe. People often think that when you breathe you are supposed to suck in your stomach, but this is not the case. My sister was seeing a doctor who told her you are supposed to push out your stomach as you inhale and release as you exhale. This slows down your heart rate and helps you calm down very quickly.
  6. Pick an Outfit the Night Before– If you don’t already do this, I strongly suggest you start. Picking out an outfit can be so stressful and time consuming, so doing to the night before can be one less thing you have to stress about in the morning and it gives you time to do other things.
  7. Get a Good Night Sleep– Over the years I have learned that I am the type of person who needs 8 hours of sleep. If you don’t get a decent amount of sleep, getting up in the morning and just going about your day can be more difficult than it has to be. Going to bed at a reasonable hour will allow you to be at your best the next day.
  8. Talk to Someone– You don’t even have to talk about how you’re feeling, but just picking up the phone and calling your friend or sitting on the couch talking to a family member is an easy way to take your mind off of whatever you are stressing about. This is something I do all the time and I promise it works.

Let me know if you tried one or any of these tips! I will for sure be using all of these tonight because I’m already stressed about school tomorrow! Talk to you next week. xoxo, grace

What I Got for Christmas 2015

Hey guys!! As you may have noticed, I changed my URL to thegracefulguru. I was having seconds thoughts on my old one, so with the help of my friends I came up with this one, which is a fun “play on words” to my name, Grace. Anyways, Merry Christmas!! I know this is up a few days late, but I got the last of my presents last night when my dad came into town. Also, this is a collab with my friend, Jess so be sure to check out her blog here! Now I’m going to quit rambling and get on with what I got!

disclaimer: I am sososo grateful for everything that I got and I am in no way trying to brag! 🙂

Clothing

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Flannel-Target

Baseball Cap-Vineyard Vines

Beauty

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Mineral Foundation and Application Brush-Bare Minerals

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Lip Balm-EOS (in pomegranate)

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Full Lash Bloom Mascara-Covergirl (thank you Jenna!)

The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara-Maybelline

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Body Lotions-Bath & Body Works (in A Thousnd Wishes, thanks Lindsey, and Fresh Sparkling Snow)

Shower Gel-Bath & Body Works (in Fresh Sparkling Snow)

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Electric Face Cleanser-MyLifeShop

Brightening Infusion and All That Contours Face Masks-Dr. Jart (Sephora)

EyeMask-Sephora

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Merry Christmas Bath Set-Lush (from my friend Mary, thank youuu!!)

Vinyls (not pictured)

Badlands by Halsey

BlurryFace by twentyonepilots

25 by Adele

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Sugar Cookies-Tuscany Candle

Starburst Candle in Strawberry (I did not know this existed but it smells AMAZING)

Accessories 

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Diamond Stud Earrings with Gold Petals

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Penguin Socks

Fish Bead Bracelet (Thanks Lindsey!)

Art

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Sketchbook

Neon Paints

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Sketching Pencils and Easel

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“Secret Garden” Adult Coloring Book for stress relief

Colored Pencils

Other

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Makeup Brush Holder-from my friend Lindsey (again, thanks boo)

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Really Professional Internet Person by Jenn McAllister

Two Main Gifts

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Canon Rebel t5i (!!!)

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Apple Watch (so unexpected!!)

Thank you so much for reading and again, I am so incredibly grateful for all of my gifts and remember the holidays are not just about the gifts! It’s a time for spending time with friends and family and being kind. Have an amazing break! xoxo, grace

Christmas Outfit Ideas!

Hey guys!! Christmas is only FIVE DAYS AWAY! Can you believe how fast it came?? Anyways, I’m super excited so I’m going to be showing you 3 outfit ideas for Christmas, Christmas Eve or any holiday party you might be going to! Let’s get started.

 

disclaimer: I screenshotted all of these photos directly from the website where the item is from and I am in no way trying to take credit for them. I will have each piece linked so you can purchase it!

 

Outfit #1

I would describe this outfit as a little boho-casual style and I think it’s so cute!! This is not only great for a casual get-together, but for any day of winter. The maroon babydoll dress is from Brandy Melville, the creme cardigan is from American Eagle and the Doc Martins are from Tilly’s! Screen Shot 2015-12-20 at 11.57.36 AM.pngScreen Shot 2015-12-20 at 11.56.28 AM.pngScreen Shot 2015-12-20 at 12.13.31 PM.png

 

Outfit #2

This outfit is actually what I will be wearing to my family’s Christmas Party on the 25th! It’s pretty casual, but still very put together with a touch of festivity! Both the peasant top and boot cut jeans are from American Eagle.

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Outfit #3

This last outfit is for the more girly type, but still edgy. I think this is perfect for something a little dressier, but not super fancy. The black long sleeved top is from TopShop, the faux suede skirt is from Abercrombie, the black bootie/wedges and the maroon knee high socks are from Forever 21 and the grey infinity scarf is from Nordstrom!

 

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Thanks so much for reading!! I hope you all have a safe and Merry Christmas! Also, next week’s blog post will hopefully be a “What I Got for Christmas” post so get excited!! xoxo, grace

 

 

Christmas Wishlist 2015!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! Since Christmas is only 12 days away (ahh!!) I decided I would share with you guys what I am asking for so you can get some ideas!!

 

  1. Canon Rebel T5i– I have always had a passion for photography and I’ve recently began to realize that I need something more professional to take my photos on. I’ve only heard great things about this camera! buy it here32250_4_l
  2. Polaroid Instax Mini 8– Yes, I have 2 cameras on my list I know haha. But I am so happy these vintage cameras are making a comeback because I think there’s such a cool vibe from having the photos printed out as opposed to just keeping them on your phone! I also have a blank wall in my room that I would love to fill with all my pictures. buy it heremini8white
  3. Beauty Blender– I have bought much cheaper knock offs of this product from Forever 21 and the drugstore, but none of them seem to work as well as the real thing. This product would be great for blending concealer and foundation. buy it here81ZC9DkzGGL._SY355_.jpg
  4. Vinyls– Last summer I purchased a record player from Urban Outfitters and I am obsessed with it! I am asking for some new records because I love to play them when I’m just chilling in my room. Specifically I want Badlands by Halsey and 25 by Adele.  buy some here20jmuer.png
  5. Hoverboard- I’m sure you’ve seen these around recently and they are very pricey so I’m not sure I’ll get one but I thought I would throw it on here anyways! buy one herepink-front_2.png

6. Megastar Hair Straightener by Nume- Recently my hair straightener stopped working (probably because I have had it for 2+ years). I love the way my hair looks when it’s straight and I think I would get a lot of use out of this particular straightener. I’ve seen many Youtubers who use it and the reviews are all great. buy it here

 

7. Bare Minerals Powder Foundation- I was in Sephora a few weeks ago and I tried this foundation on and it looked amazing! I have very oily skin and it was matte and gave my skin a finished look without being entirely cakey. buy it here

 

That’s it! Just a little disclaimer: I know my wishlist is pretty pricey and I am for sure not expecting everything on this list! I would be happy with getting 1 or 2 of these items if any! I hope you enjoyed and stay tuned for another blog post next week! xoxo, grace