Friday, September 15, 2017

elizabethanyTV: making my coworkers smell my armpits

I've decided I'm sick of talking about these cool random products that I find on the internet... and I'm going to start buying them. Unless someone wants to send them to me but lol that's funny.

Native is an all natural deodorant company and they've made a pumpkin spice latte scented deodorant because they're smart and know how to capitalize on the basics.

When it came in, I did the only thing I know how to do: make other people uncomfortable.

I asked people in the office to smell my pits and guess what the scent was. It didn't go over well.


Fun fact: I also did gymnastics today. I made a video AND did gymnastics in one week. I feel so happy-EB right now and I just hope I can keep it up!

love,
elizabethany

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

what i wore this wedding season 2017

Friends getting married > friends having babies. I'm all for the dancing and eating and the open bars and the reason to go shopping and get all dressed up and make personalized gifts [more on that later]. Sometimes I'm even all for the traveling it requires.

This year was a good year. THE best friend got married and so did some of his best friends and his brother. SO MUCH PRESSURE.

There has never once been a time that I felt like the best dressed guest at a wedding, but I learn each time... kinda. Still, I seem to think you care about what I wear to these events so here I am posting these terrible cell phone pics again. I'm such a professional.

WEDDING ONE, on the water in MD, in May: #darrlybeloved


I'm pretty obsessed with this dress from Forever 21 [and the Charlotte Russe shoes that I wear to every wedding every year], even though it seemed pretty out of my norm. It's the right amount of trendy and appropriate for a wedding. It may have been better for the more fall-season wedding, and maybe I shouldn't have looked like one of the bridesmaids in navy blue... but damn if my make-up wasn't on point...


For each wedding, I just did a blend of the NAKED3 palette and an awkward attempt at contouring.


WEDDING TWO: Maid of Honor in SC, in June. #partyharding


I've already posted all about this dress and all the dresses I tried on to pick it, but thanks to her photographer, I have better pics of my hair. 


Whenever I do an updo, I throw in some braids, then finish my make-up, then figure out how much time I have to create something with the rest that isn't in a braid. I had five minutes, so I did a quick topsy-tail, bobby pinned some pieces, and prayed it looked good because I never look at the back of my hair. After seeing these pics, I'm amazed by how good the rainbow looked! 


WEDDING THREE: Outside in upstate NY, in August. #hughesidos


Half the fun in getting dressed up is doing subtle matching, right?! Although, based on everyone's comments, I wasn't so subtle with the matching at this one. His $9 tie from TJ Maxx, $5 coral shirt from H&M, and my NastyGal dress were a match made in Heaven. The only issue was that my lady parts fell out when I walked until I put some safety pins near my hips to keep that wrap-over part together. Don't you hate the slutty girls at weddings??!? 


WEDDING FOUR: At Pinstripes in DC, in September. #yeswayjose


An Express dress that I thought was simple and fun enough for a wedding at a bowling alley, but with the amount of compliments I've gotten- I need to wear this more often! I finally switched up the shoes for blush wrap around heels from JustFab, and blush fringe earrings that I bought at Target 90 minutes before I went. I'm gonna need to update this post with a close-up of these things.

I normally allow myself an hour to get ready after a shower, and soon I'll need to admit to myself that's not enough time to do hair, make-up, put on the right jams, make some pre-wedding drinks, and gather my things before ordering an Uber. I did another version of a side braid then had to straighten the pony because I convinced myself that sleek was cute [and I was almost running late].


Maybe next year I'll re-wear some of these dresses for a wedding. lololol JK. A more realistic thing would be trying to find some friends who will trade with me. Isn't that a genius idea?! Swapping dresses you've worn for weddings?! WHO'S IN?!

love,
elizabethany

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

interview: tlc's chili plays would you rather

If ya don't know my love for the 90s, where in the f bomb have you been?!

When someone asked if I wanted to chat with Chilli from TLC, the only question in my head was HOW WILL I FIT DECADES OF AWESOME INTO A COUPLE MINUTES?!

I had to focus... which I actually can't do, but I had a way better convo than I could've imagined. There was a moment, much like when I talked to BoB, that I could tell she picked the phone off speaker and really enjoyed the conversation with me. She was humble, laughing with me, and bringing up things I was almost a little nervous to bring up myself [Usher and Left Eye].

ICYDK, TLC is on tour with a bunch of other 90s acts right now... plus they put out a new album, have a single with Snoop, and are very much back in the game. We talked about that, how she feels about Lifetime doing a biopic on Simone Biles, and why she keeps an ex-box around.

Plus a simple game of Would You Rather 90s vs. Now with different topics.



I feel real good about that one, so hopefully that's for good reason!

Just another day of pinching myself wondering what younger me would actually think if she could tell the future.

love,
elizabethany

Monday, August 7, 2017

interview: dan and shay explain country music's suggestions

Fun thing that's been happening: I've been filling in on WMZQ, DC's country station! My friends know how much I love country music, and some of the world knows that I'm also heard every night on 95.5 The Bull in Vegas, but it's something special to be able to talk to a new group of people in my hometown.

I've also been able to connect with some country artists that come through because of it! Dan and Shay are going to be coming through for WMZQ Fall Fest in October, so Dan called me to chat it up, then Shay jumped in too!

Their album "Obsessed" has been a staple in my car for the last couple months, so I was pumped up and ready to fangirl. Plus, I saw Dan at 5am the last time I was in Vegas. He knows how to have a good time.

There's one thing I needed to ask about because it's become a trend in country music: Hooking up with that wrong person one more time. Their song "How Not To" suggests it, and a dozen other recent ones, and it's a total bad influence on people [including me]!

We also touched on them picking each other's teeth and how far they'll go to help a bro out.... and more.



Hopefully you're a fan of country too.. but if not, I can change that for ya. Country artists are the best and they certainly know how to win people over... easily.

love,
elizabethany

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

exclusive interview: charles esten AKA nashville's deacon claybourne

Are you a #Nashie?! Because I'm OBSESSED with the show Nashville. There are so many likable characters and enough drama to make me crave the next episode but not drive me crazy during the week between.

From the beginning, I've always loved Deacon. He's one of those characters that goes through a lot of s#!*, and makes some really bad decisions, but you still root for him. You see YOUR soulmate in him.

FINALLY... I got to meet him. In my head, we've already been best friends for a long time, and I told him that. He found it pretty funny. Then I told him my name and he had some difficulty with it so I guess maybe the friendship was one sided... UNTIL TODAY.

He was just as awesome as I've always imagined/hoped. Sounded great, was humble, appreciative, friendly, warm, and funny. I was smitten... and also freaking out.


I only had two minutes with him on selfie-cam, so I had just a few very important things to bring up:
  • What he does when he comes home to NoVA
  • If he and Chris Carmack have a battle of the DMV territories on set
  • How incredible Lennon and Maisey Stella are in real life


Yeah, it's shaky and stuff but like WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO HOLD A CAMERA STILL WHILE TALKING TO YOUR FAVORITE PERSON ON YOUR FAVORITE SHOW?! No. So stfu kthanks.

Here's to a lifelong friendship!

love,
elizabethany