Category: Video

Music Monday #5

I briefly flirted with the idea of changing up the nationality of my music post this week, but considering it’s Scotland In New York Week!!!, I’m going to keep going on the theme. Thursday night, Frightened Rabbit will be playing here, but before that happens, I get to see one of my favorite bands to come out of the British Indie Rock explosion of the mid aughts (2005 and on), Franz Ferdinand. (I know they’re not all Scottish, but they met and started up in Glasgow, and Glasgow has been a huge part of who they are.)

From the very first second your toe started tapping to “Take Me Out,” you knew Franz Ferdinand were here to make you dance. And make us dance, they have. Starting with their ubiquitous debut album, Franz Ferdinand, and continuing on with their subsequent albums, You Could Have It So Much Better, and Tonight: Franz Ferdinand.

I’m happy to say, their latest, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action sees ze Franz doing what they know how to do best. Try and not tap your toes.

However, today I’m going to share one of my favorite songs from Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, because I really hope they play this when I see them on Tuesday!

What music are you enjoying lately? Any shows coming up you’re excited about?

October 2013 Birchbox Unboxing

Hello everyone! I decided to keep up the unboxing videos of my monthly Birchbox, even though my video editing skills have not improved, and I received my Birchbox later than everyone else I know. I also threw in some of the very little French I can speak (I’m so much better at understanding and reading 🙁 ).

In case you’re not familiar with it, Birchbox is a monthly subscription service where, for just $10 a month, you receive a box full of deluxe-sized and travel-sized samples. You receive Birchbox points for every purchase you make and every review your write, which can be redeemed in their store. It’s pretty much a cycle of awesome! Get your own here.

As you can tell, I’m pretty disappointed with this month’s box. First of all, I didn’t get mine till Saturday the 12th, way later than everyone else I know. I received a broken item, and did not receive the one thing I really wanted. I have emailed them about the broken eye shadows already, so we’ll see what happens. (I’ve received a succession of damaged items from them, so it’s extra disappointing.)

As always, If you have any questions about any of the products mentioned or anything else, please let me know. I’ve listed links to the products on Birchbox in the video information, so you should watch it on YouTube to access that. If you have any suggestions for future videos, let me know!

What did you get in your box?

Watch me unbox! Watch me YouTube! September 2013 Birchbox

Well, hello again! Today I bring you my very first YouTube video, recorded just for you lovely people. (Hopefully, some of you are there reading/watching.) I thought it would be fun to start a video series in which I open my monthly Birchbox on video and discuss the items inside. I hope you agree! And doing a quick look at YouTube, I’m not the only one with this idea, so hopefully, you do. 🙂

Birchbox is a monthly subscription service where, for just $10 a month, you receive a box full of deluxe-sized and travel-sized samples. You receive Birchbox points for every purchase you make and every review your write, which can be redeemed in their store. It’s pretty much a cycle of awesome! Get your own here.

I also always wonder what other people have gotten in their Birchboxes (I just want all the stuff!), so if you’re also a subscriber, let me know if you’ve gotten something different!

I know I have some learning to do, so please be kind, and bear with me! I’m still learning how to do this, tout comme mon français! Some of the other unboxing videos on YouTube are pretty fancy, with music and transitions. What kind of video do you prefer? Either way, I think you’ll find as this thing takes off more that my writing and photography skills are far superior to my video editing ones, but it’s still good to challenge yourself to learn and try new things!

If you have any questions about any of the products mentioned or anything else, please let me know. I’ve listed links to the products on Birchbox in the video information, so you should watch it on YouTube to access that. And of course, if you have any suggestions for future videos, let me know!