Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Fitspiration!

Working out is not easy...falling off the bandwagon is easy. I have heard from a lot of people that my last Friday Fitspiration post helped them jump start their healthy lifestyle. I know that there are also a lot of people who began changing their life and then, for whatever reason, stopped. I wanted to share some more "fitspirational" quotes to keep everyone (including myself) going! 

I hope these helped! Be on the look out for Louie's Losers!! Details coming very soon!! We're in this together!

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Chillin' by the fire while we eatin’ fondue...

Last night's New Music Spotlight was Justin Bieber's new single, "Boyfriend". I've been a big fan of Bieber for a while now and I gotta say I LOOOVE this song! I will admit that the lyrics during his rapping/whispering are a bit corny but his singing makes up for it! He has a more mature sound and he showed off his faltsetto which sounds great. Hear it for yourself:

Here's some behind the scenes footage...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hollywood Headlines

There's so much going on in the entertainment world! Reality show eliminations, pranks, and babies!

Martina Navratilova and her partner, Toni Dovolani, were sent home on Dancing with the Stars.

Khloe Kardashian has quit PETA after Kim Kardashion was flour bombed!

Hilary Duff adjusting to motherhood tweets “4 am … Sleepy eyed. Feeding baby … whew this job is no joke!”

Justin Bieber could be facing legal action as a result of a Twitter prank gone wrong. He tweeted a phone number with the last digit missing with a message: "Call me now". Two Texas residents were bombarded with over 1,000 calls from Bieber Lovers. The Texas residents are seeking compensation for the problems they faced as a result of his prank.

Dennis Rodman is reportedly broke and "extremely sick" claiming that he is unable to pay back child support and spousal support payments.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Beauty Tip Tuesday: DIY Dotting Tool

I'm a sucker for cute nail designs! I'm quickly learning how to get a little creative and try some of the designs myself. A lot of the designs I see require different sized brushes and tools. Sometimes, it's not necessary to buy all the tools because you can make them yourself! Today I want to show you how to make a Dotting Tool to create cute polka dotted nails!

What you need:

  • small nail or push pin
  • pencil with eraser
  1. Insert nail or pin into the center of the eraser.
  2. Make sure it's straight.
  3. Dip end of nail or pin in polish (I put a little polish on a plastic baggy and then dip).
  4. Start dotting!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Organizing Quick Tip: Makeup Brush Holder!

Happy Monday (ehh..)! As you all know, I have a beauty product obsession! It's important for me to keep everything organized so I can find things when I need them and so I keep everything in good condition. Here's an easy way that I organize my makeup brushes:

What you need:
  • sand of any color
  • clear jar of any size you'd like
*Pour sand in jar to fill it up about 3/4*

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Fashion Favorites!

There are a lot of different trends this Spring and I am SO excited to flaunt them all! Here are some of my favorite trends and obsessions this season:

Colored skinny jeans! Especially in pastels!
Pastel nail polishes

Any piece of clothing in CORAL! Coral is huge this season!

The rope braid is a quick and easy hairstyle that's perfect for spring!

I am completely obsessed with bows! Hair clips, headbands, rings, earrings, etc.

What are you favorite trends this season??

Thursday, March 22, 2012

DIY Wine Charms

I've been feeling very crafty lately so I thought I'd share a very cute yet simple craft tutorial. Wine charms are extremely easy to make! Here's what you'll need:

  • Pliers
  • Beads (any color or shape you'd like!)
  • Earrings from any craft store

  1. Create any pattern you'd like.
  2. Make sure all your charms are different! These charms come in handy for get-togethers. Everyone has a different charm making it easy to tell your glass apart from the others!
  3. With pliers, bend the end of the wire that doesn't have a loop (see photo below for how much to bend it). 
  4. Put charm around the stem of your wine glass.
  5. Put bent end of the earring into the loop to fasten your charm.

Easy, right?! This is a very simple version but feel free to get as creative as you want! If you try this, you can email me photos of your charms! :-)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My first Vlog! Ask me anything!

As many of you know, I am the newbie of the Wild 104 family! You can hear me every weeknight from 5-10pm! Since I am still the new girl, I thought that maybe you guys would like to learn a little more about me instead of just hearing this new voice when you turn on your radio! I've also been wanting to start making some videos to post here as well. I've decided I'm going to combine the two and post my very first Vlog next week, answering your questions! Here's your chance to ask me anything!

Email me!
Facebook me!
Comment in the box below (if you want to ask anonymously!)
Send me a Tweet! @Kiesha_Wild104

Looking forward to answering all of your questions! :-)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Beauty Tip Tuesday: Blushing Lips!

Remember my concealer lip gloss tip?? Today, I'm going to show you just how versatile your makeup products can be! How about blush as lip color?! Sounds a little different but I LOVE the results and I'm sure you will feel the same! Here's how I do it:
  • Loose powder or mineral blush works best!
  • Sprinkle some blush into the blush cap.
  • Take any chapstick and dip the tip into the powder that you have put in the cap.
  • Get as much blush on the tip of the chapstick as you'd like(be careful not to put too much because you don't want it to look "cakey" on your lips).
  • Apply to lips.
  • Shimmery blushes look even better!

New beauty tips every Tuesday!

Monday, March 19, 2012

My Weekend in Photos: Gorgeous Weather!

Ahh! How about this weather?! I got my first tan/burn of the year and it's only March! This weather made me want to get out and about! Here's a look at what occupied my time this weekend...

Saturday was a day full of shopping with my brother!

Old Man...

 Lunch Time!

 Our trip has come to an end!

It was far too nice out on Sunday to stay inside! I headed out to the rail trail with my cousin!

 I made it to the end! time to trace my steps back to the beginning!

 Of course I had to eat...

What did you do this weekend?!

Friday, March 16, 2012

What am I reading?

TGIF and congrats on making it through another week! The warmer weather definitely helped make getting through the week a lot easier! Today I want to share with you what I'm currently reading! I'm always looking for some good reads so if you have any suggestions feel free to leave them in the comment box below or email me!

Here's what I'm reading (in no particular order):

1. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

This book follows Gretchen's year long journey to becoming a happier person. No, she was not depressed by any means. She just knew that she could be appreciating things more and paying more attention to things that really matter and as a result, becoming a happier person. This is not in any way a self help book for those who are depressed. Instead, it's a book that has really helped me open my eyes to everything around me and the things that I can change to become even happier than I already am!

2. Super Rich: A Guide to Having it all by Russell Simmons

Let me clear something up right away, this book is not going to teach you how to get a mansion and five BMW's in your driveway! Instead this book takes you away from all of your materialistic wants and teaches you that "when you're Super Rich you'll be able to see that happiness is actually a state of needing nothing."

3. All You Magazine

 Recently, I got really into couponing and money saving techniques (any couponers out there?!). I used to wrinkle my nose at coupons until I realized that coupons aren't for poor people, they're for smart people! When I started using coupons and finding other discounts I felt foolish that all of these years I've basically been throwing away my money while there was essentially free money right in front of me, that I was also throwing away! (I'll get into couoponing details another time!) All You magazine is full of coupons, recipes, money saving tips and tips on living a smoother, more organized life. My grandma bought be a subscription for Christmas and I have just been obsessed!

What are you reading?!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wild 104 Music!

I'm sure you've heard some of the new music on Wild 104! Let's take a look at the music videos :-)

This song isn't new but it's been hanging out at the number one spot on the Wild 10 @ 7 for a while!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Celebrity Fragrances?!

It seems like everyday I am hearing of a new celebrity fragrance. I have to admit that I am guilty of buying a couple of these fragrances here and there. The latest celebrity with an upcoming fragrance line is lead singer of Maroon 5, Adam Levine. Well, his fellow Voice mentor, Christina Aguilera, has something to say about this. At one time, Levine was among those who get annoyed by celebrity fragrances. About a year ago Aguilera remembers him tweeting “I also would like to put an official ban on celebrity fragrances. Punishable by death from this point forward.” What is Aguilera's response to his new line of men and women fragrances called "222" ?! She tweeted to him "haha, what a difference a year makes". Great private eye work by Aguilera! She also wished him well as she is also guilty of her own fragrance. So, what are your thoughts on celebrity fragrances? Let me know in the comments below!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beauty Tip Tuesday: DIY Curling Wand

It's my favorite day of the week, Beauty Tip Tuesday! Today I'm going to focus on our hair since I haven't done so yet. I've mentioned before that I have an addiction to purchasing beauty products and that includes hair care products and tools. I'm constantly browsing YouTube for beauty tutorials and I realized that a lot of videos include the use of curling wands. For those of you who are not familiar with curling wands, they are curling irons without the clamp so you simply hold the ends of your hair and wrap your hair around the wand (as seen in the photo above). Since I have an addiction, I instantly wanted to run out and buy myself a wand of my own! I ended up resisting the urge when I realized I could make my own. Here's how I did it:

  • Use any size barrel curling iron you'd like.
  • Grab each side of the stand with your fingers and it will pull right off.
  • Remove screws on clamp from both sides using either a screwdriver or a small wrench.
  • Unscrew the spring.
  • That's it, you're done! It's really that easy!
  • Now, go paint the town with your beautiful curls!

Monday, March 12, 2012

My Weekend in Photos: Kie$ha's Kitchen

Well, it's the start of another week! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I didn't do anything too exciting but I did get busy in the kitchen. Here's a little peek at what I whipped up...

Yummy green shake! Spinach, banana and peanut butter! It's a lot more delicious than it sounds and you can't taste the spinach at all! 

On Sunday I made scrambled egg whites with sautéed spinach. I also added a banana with some peanut butter on the side.

For Sunday Dinner I made homemade Mac and Cheese with cornbread...the bread was straight from a box... but delish!

...and now the next 90 days are dedicated to this...maybe I'll post my progress pictures at the end!

If you made any delicious food over the weekend and like to take pictures like I do, please feel free to email them to me and maybe I'll share them here! Also, if you would like me to post any of the recipes from above you can email me requests as well! Have a great week!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Fitspiration!

Happy Friday! Since last week I shared some tips on jump starting your healthy journey, it only felt right that I give you a little fitspiration as well! We all need a little something to keep us going when we are feeling a little unmotivated! Here are some of my favorite quotes that keep me on track!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wild Artists!

Today I thought I would share some YouTube videos of your favorite Wild 104 artists! Enjoy!

This is the first video I ever saw of Karmin. You can hear their single "Brokenhearted" on Wild 104!

Outasight- Tonight is the Night

Chris Brown- Turn Up the Music

This video really needs no introduction...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ellen's Dance Dare!

Ellen Degeneres is daring you! She is daring you to go to public places and dance! Sounds a little embarrassing, right? Well what if I told you that you have to dance behind people...without them noticing?! Now, that's REALLY going to take some courage! Ellen has gotten hundreds of videos of people dancing behind people in some very public places and someone right here in Binghamton has decided to take on the dare. This guy is one of the funniest and most fearless people I know and he just happens to be my little brother, Miguel. If you need a good laugh today then this video is for you! Sit back and watch as Miguel visits local businesses, dancing behind people while they don't have the slightest clue as to what's going on. Don't forget to share the video with friends and family via Facebook and Twitter too! Let's get Ellen to notice just how daring he is!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Beauty Tip Tuesday: St Patty's Day Nails!

Oh, how I love Beauty Tip Tuesday! Since St Patrick's Day is right around the corner, I figured I would share a super easy St Patty's inspired nail tutorial! Here is how to make your nails look like mini Irish flags:

  1. Start with clean nails and paint one coat of white nail polish.
  2. You may do a second coat for a more solid look.
  3. Let white polish dry completely.
  4. Next, you will be cutting small strips of scotch tape like in the photo below. Keep in mind that the width of the tape will define the width of your "flag stripes".
  5. Apply green paint to the left side of the tape, followed by orange paint to the right.
  6. Let polish dry a bit before carefully removing the tape. You may have to experiment with this a bit to avoid smudging. 
  7. Finish with a clear coat and enjoy your cute little Irish Flag nails! :-)

Monday, March 5, 2012

My Weekend in Photos: Parade Day!

The streets were packed with people on Saturday for Parade Day! Everyone was decked out in their green gear and ready for a great time! Here are some pictures from the big day!

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Friday Five: Get Fit!

This week I read an article about Binghamton's obesity rating second highest in the nation. I found this pretty disturbing but this article inspired today's post. A little over a year ago I decided to finally get in shape again. I was by no means obese but I wanted to feel healthy and comfortable in my own skin. I think pills and fad diets are for the birds so there was no way I was buying into that. I've managed to lose a significant amount of weight the healthy way and have kept it off by continuing to eat right and exercise. Losing weight isn't about starving yourself and depriving yourself of treats, you just need to be conscious of what you are putting into your body and what type of activity you are doing. I wanted to share a few tips that worked for me in jump starting my healthy lifestyle.

  1. No soda! I have given up drinking soda on a regular basis but I will drink it at special occasions.
  2. Drink lots of water! When I'm feeling a little hungry between meals I just continue to drink water (and maybe chew some gum!) If I know I'm going to eat soon, theres no need to load up on extra calories.
  3. Don't eat just to eat! I stopped eating when I was bored! Make sure you're eating when you're hungry. I often stop and ask myself "Am I actually hungry or am I just bored?" I'm usually just bored...
  4. Moderation is key! Ever hear the expression "Your eyes are bigger than your stomach"? When putting food on your plate, put smaller portions first. If you're still hungry after eating that portion and waiting about 15 minutes then consider getting seconds. If you load your plate up, you're more likely to force yourself to eat it even though your body was satisfied quite a few calories ago...
  5. The most important thing...EXERCISE! Start simple with at least one hour workouts 3 times a week and REALLY work up a sweat! There's 168 hours in a week...what's 3 hours of hard work?!
I'm not a personal trainer or a nutritionist! These are just some things that worked for me during my journey! Feel free to email me your tips! Good Luck! 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Happy Birthday to The Biebs!!

Justin Bieber turns 18 years old today! It's like we have literally watched him grow up right in front of our eyes! I've been a fan of him since he first debuted and have been a dedicated fan ever since. That picture above is from my birthday party last summer, my mom thought it would be funny to surprise me and I thought it was hilarious and loved it! Some may say I'm too old to have Bieber Fever but I say "whatevs!" he's cute as a button and extremely talented! I may not want to date him as all the teeny boppers do but I think he is adorable and I really admire his talent and how far he has come! If you are not convinced of his awesomeness then perhaps you should take some time to sit down and watch his movie, Never Say Never! This film documents how far he has come!

In honor of The Biebs' 18th birthday, here are 18 random facts about him followed by some of my favorite Bieber videos! You're welcome...

  1. His middle name is Drew
  2. His EP, My World, went platinum 3 months after he released it
  3. His favorite candy is Sour Patch kids
  4. Justin plays the drums, trumpet, guitar and piano...all self taught
  5. He gets about 60 Twitter mentions per second
  6. Raised in Stratford, Ontario
  7. Justin was discovered in 2008 on YouTube
  8. He's a Pisces
  9. He's afraid of clowns
  10. His favorite color is purple (mine too!)
  11. His celebrity crush is Beyonce'
  12. Speaks french fluently
  13. He dates Selena Gomez
  14. He is left handed
  15. His favorite number is 6
  16. He has a dog named Sam
  17. His first Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200
  18. Justin is signed to Island Def Jam
A couple of my favorites...

Happy Birthday J.Biebs!!