Academy of Art University: Passion, Consistency & Excellence

The Academy of Art University was established back in 1929, and it has produced a large abundance of work that spans for multiple genres. Its motto, “built by artists that’s for artists,” rings true on all levels because it has given the world some of the best work in film, design and fashion. Every year in September, this affluent institution represents itself at one of the fashion industry’s biggest meccas. New York Fashion Week is the cream-of-the-crop, especially when it comes to fashion. For 2017, Academy of Art University put on another great showing by displaying five womenswear lines, two collaborations and two menswear lines. This marks the school’s 21st straight appearance under the bright lights of the big city.

Talented designers from all over the globe make their appearances for all things that’s new in fashion. Academy of Art University represented itself with 10 of its BFA and MFA graduates. Some of the hottest and most futuristic attire was on full-display for the world to see. This includes industry-insiders, celebrities and the general public. Ms. J. Alexander from “America’s Next Top Model” was spotted in the attendance for one of the shows, but there were plenty more high-profile candidates scattered amongst the crowd. Of course, this was another great showing by this extraordinary school and that’s a fact. Academy of Art University’s Hailun Zhou, Dina Marie Lam and Carlos Rodriguez were just a few of the former graduates that blessed this grand event.

Located in San Francisco, California, this for-profit school has a beautiful urban-campus. New Montgomery Street is the main thoroughfare that provides the best view of the school’s hallowed grounds. This is the school that is truly designed to prepare aspiring professionals for the fields of design, the arts and communications.

Academy of Art University is said to be one of the largest privately owned art and design schools in America. In the city of San Francisco, this school is also said to be one of the largest property owners. In the end, passion, consistency and excellence personifies the Academy of Art University to the highest degree.

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You Can Do What With That?

There is this spunky little Australian-Chinese girl on YouTube that grew up in a lifestyle that led her to the wonderful land of DIY. Since her family had to figure out alternate ways of getting or making things, she has a bunch of “hacks” under her belt that she shares with us in humorous ways on her vlogs. With over 6 million subscribers, she clearly has captured the hearts of YouTube watchers everywhere.


Her “10 Simple Hacks That Could Change Your Life” vlog includes some pretty handy hacks as well as some that are a bit strange.


She has a great hack for resealing a chip bag- using two straws to get an airtight seal on the chips you are saving for later. The car key hack using nail polish to mark each one with a different color to keep them organized (And to remember which one if for what), is super practical.


Wengie uses a bowl of water to get the extra air out of a bag of food going into the freezer. This hack is a money saver, you don’t have to buy an expensive sealer, and you aren’t throwing out freezer burned food. The solution to open a pop top tin can of food is a simple spoon hack. No more broken nails and this one is great for those of us with weaker hands.


She has a great hack for short people who are trying to hang a picture on a wall, by using a fork to hook the wire to the wall mounting. Who thought there would be a hack for tying your shoes? Well Wengie does. She calls it her “Ninja” lace hack. It’s all done in one simple movement.


Some hot glue zig-zags on the bottom of flip flops will prevent them from slipping on wet floor. Hiding your spare key in a small container in your flower bed dirt is the fool proof way to prevent strangers in your house. She also uses a bread bag tie to secure her iPod cords into tight little rings to keep them organized.


These are just a few of Wengie’s life hacks. You can find more of Wengie on YouTube.



The Future of Lime Crime

When little girls here about Lime Crime – which has been dubbed the “Makeup for Unicorns” – they become curious. Every little girl has a love for the magically mythical creature with horns. Doe Deere must have given this some thought as she created a brand of zany lipstick, lip gloss and eye liner product for young ladies.

There are more than 2,000,000 Lime Crime followers on Instagram, and there is a reason for this. This is a brand that is uniquely designed to get the attention of women that do not want to blend in with everyone else. The Lime Crime brand has been placed into existence to help all of those females that are just trying to accomplish something different with their look.

The colors that are presented here are attention getting shades that are not found anywhere else. This is what has made people stop, look and listen to what Doe Deere has to say. She is the one that has managed to do the things with promoting this brand that has made Lime Crime stand out as something new and amazing. There is no shortage of creativity. Doe Deere manages to bring new shades to customers on a pretty regular basis, and that is what Tumblr users have come to like about Lime Crime. This is the cosmetics company that continues to excite because there are always so many new shades that are hitting the market. It is incredible to see how this company has transitioned into one of the hottest makeup companies around when it did not even have a presence on television.

Right now there is a need for more people to express themselves as individuals. More so than ever before people are rising to up and standing out. This is the type of makeup that spells freedom to so many that have tried to conform in the past. It has become evident that this is the brand that has been looked upon as one of the most promising cosmetics companies of the future. It has a unique flare that attracts many people to it.  Read more about them on Doe’s Lime Crime blog here:, or check out the Facebook page for news and makeup tips.

Samples From Sephora

If Wengie knows how to do anything, she knows how to get a lot of makeup and other products without spending a lot of money. She recently got 22 pounds of makeup from Sephora, and she only spent a minimal amount. Some of the items that she was able to snag were free.

Wengie went to a large event hosted by Sephora. While at the event, she received a large bag with her to hold all of the items that she purchased as well as the free samples that she was able to find. From concealers to lip gloss, she shows everything that she was able to get. She didn’t know anyone at the event, so she just walked from one booth to another, talking to some of the people about the make up the company offers and how to use the makeup on various types of skin.

While at the Sephora event, Wengie was able to grab quite a few concealers. These are smaller sizes, but they give you an idea as to what to expect from the product after it’s purchased. She also found several toners, lip liners and eye liners. The bag was so full of makeup that it broke once Wengie got in her car. One of the bottles of skin care elixir fell out of the bag. After Wengie shows off her haul, she goes out to dinner to enjoy a bowl of noodles and a sandwich. Wengie is a woman who enjoys makeup, and going to a large event is a way to get several items that businesses offer for free.


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