Olympics Slumber Party

It’s time to say “Sayonara” to the Olympics.

The Bratz and I are going to say goodbye to Sochi in style with a gnarly slumber party. I can’t wait! You and your besties should throw your own Olympics sleepover this weekend.  Just follow our lead!

First – We’ll rehash all our fave moments from the Olympics. I totally dug all the ladies extreme sports! The skiing and snowboarding half pipe was soooo rad!

Next – We’re going to come up with our own categories to compete in! This part is super fun because everyone at your party will have their own unique idea. Yasmin may want to compete in designing the most fab messy fishtail braid. And Cloe may want to compete in fastest run across the yard. It’s all good! Try them all! The best part about having totally different ideas and styles to compete in is that everyone has a chance at winning!

Then – We are going to go through all my fierce thrift store finds and design some super rad Olympic medals. Why just stick to a chunk of metal around your neck when you can design your own awesome shirt, scarf or tie with sewed on fabrics and hardware in gold, silver and bronze? Be creative!

Last – We’ll throw our very own medal ceremony for each of the games we competed in during the ceremony. Every girl will be given one of the upcycled, bedazzled “medals” we just designed!

We’ll end it all by sitting down to watch a radtastic sports flick with a bowl of popcorn. We earned it! We just held an entire Olympics in one night!

Will you throw your own Olympics slumber party this weekend?

XOXO

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, Bratzies!!

We HEART Valentine’s Day because we know what V-Day is really about: spending time with the one you love.

NO; not your boyfriend! Your BFF!!! Duh!

Who can always make you smile when you are having a bad day? Who knows when you need a hug and when you need some space? Who can make you laugh so hard your tummy hurts? Who will forgive you when all you can talk about for a months straight is your new crush. Who will be your third wheel throughout your relationships? Who always has your best interest at heart? Who loves you for the person you are? Who can you always be yourself around? Who is your true soul mate? Your best friend? Your soul-sistah?

Find that BFF and spend tonight toasting your totally awesome friendship. True friends are super hard to find. And when you find a true friend, it is it’s own kind of true love.

Instead of waiting for your boyfriend or crush to buy you a flower, make tonight about friendship. Pick a flower and give it to your bestie. Buy a heart-shaped box of chocolates to share, order some chinese food, put on some romantic comedies and spend the evening with the perfect Valentine: Your best friend forever!

XOXO

Tell us below how you intend to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

 

 

 

Olympic Fashions

Namaste, Bratzies!

I’m so excited the Olympics are here. I love watching people from all around the world come together to celebrate our differences and similarities with some healthy competition. It is uber zentastic. I wish yoga were an Olympic sport! I’d be all over that!

Lately, super fabulous and patriotic make-up styles have been invading the interwebs. I love the idea of supporting your home team by rockin’ your country’s flagship colors and styles.  Here is a list of some of my fave Olympic looks:

Flag Flare: Some amazing make-up artists have been painting their eyelids like the flags from their home countries! My favorite one so far has been the Union Jack eye make-up. So pretty! So detailed!

I have also seen people paint their country’s flag on their lips! This look doesn’t fly with a lot of flag designs, but when it works, it works! The Japanese flag lipstick is soooo pretty!

Patriotic Colors: You can represent your country in a million different ways just by wearing your country’s national colors! I saw a beautiful picture of a woman who had layered her jewelry with pieces that represent all 6 different colors in the South African flag! OM-mazing!

You can also paint your nails, pick our your wardrobe and add colored extensions to your hair, all in your country’s unique colors!

Olympic Rings: Olympic rings are fun because you can pull them off anywhere! Big hoop earrings! Bangles! A ring on each finger! I’m also a bog fan of painting your nails white and then using a toothpick to draw each of the Olympic rings on your fingernails! It’s super easy and super cute!

Do you have any other Zensible Olympic fashion suggestions?

xoxo

Funky ‘n’ Fab Football Fashions

What’z the hapz, Bratz?
This Sunday is the Superbowl! Are you totally psyched?!? I dig any opportunity to get together with my besties, eat some fiery foods and cheer at the top of my lungs! And, just like for any other epic occasion, I’m all about dressing the part! Whether you’re cheering for the Seahawks or the Broncos, there are seriously boss looks you can find at home to show off your team spirit!

Jade’s Guide to Funky ‘n’ Fab Football Fashions:

 

COLORS: Once you know your team colors, it’s super easy to support your team by layering the colors! Cheerleaders should take note! We’re going to look fabulous.

Seahawks colors: blue, silver and bright green

Broncos colors: orange and blue

EYE SHADOW: There are two ways to show off your spirit in shadow. You can paint each eyelid a diff color. For example, if you’re a Broncos fan, color your left eye blue and your right eye orange! Or, use all the colors of your team on each eye. Remember, use the darker colors on the lid and the lighter color above the eye crease. For example, if you are a Seahawks fan, use the darker blue color as eyeliner, cover your eyelid in green up to your eye crease, and then use the lightest color, silver, up to your brow!

NAILS: We are fans of painting every other finger a different team color for alternating awesomeness!

LAYERED SHIRTS: Super easy to do! Bronco fans can wear a blue camisole under an orange shirt. Make sure the blue camisole is longer than the orange shirt and peeks out on the bottom to complete the look. You can also layer your team-colored sweaters, sweatshirts, t-shirts and more! Just make sure the longer shirt is on the bottom.

 JEWELRY: Wear it all! Everywhere! We usually recommend being conservative with your accessories, but when it comes to game day, go all out!! I totally encourage you to put on every piece of jewelry you have that is your team colors! The brighter and the danglier, the better!

LACES ‘n’ RIBBONS: Pick up team-colored shoe laces from your local dollar store and then complete the look by adding team-colored ribbons to your hair.

You will shine with team spirit from head to toe!

Go team!!

XOXO

Epic News from Guest Blogger Bratz Boulevard

Hi Bratzies! We have an EPIC announcement regarding our fab future! We were getting ready to tell you all about it, but our friends over at Bratz Boulevard explained our plans so well, we are going to let them do the job for us!

Below is an excerpt from our guest blogger, Bratz Boulevard:

Bratz Boulevard Excerpt:

After months and months of waiting (We’ve been sitting on this secret since October 2013!) we are so happy to finally make our much-hyped announcement regarding the Bratz and their plans for 2014… and 2015!

bratz announcement

We’re sure a lot of you have been very curious, and maybe even worried about the brand lately, and for good reason! No new promo pics, no new art, and above all, no new dolls being spotted on shelves?! We’ve seen quite a bit of speculation from fans, but now we’re thrilled to put all suspicions to rest and officially announce that this is all part of MGA’s next big plan for the Bratz girlz! MGA has decided to dedicate the entire year of 2014 to re-building the Bratz brand, and getting back to what made it such a massive success in the first place! So to do this, the Bratz are going on a hiatus of sorts for the year, all leading up to a MAJOR comeback! …

Bratz Boulevard has WAY more info to share. To get the full scoop and read more about our 2014/2015 plans head over to the website of our guest bloggers:

http://www.bratzboulevard.com

xoxo!

 

Stick to your Resolutions!

Hi y’all!

Now that New Year’s Eve is over, and we’ve drank all the sparkling cider and taken our sparkling cocktail dresses to the cleaners, it’s totes hard to stay committed to those New Year’s Resolutions!
Here are a few hip n’ handy tips to help you stay committed to your 2014 commitment.

1- Make a resolution! You gotta make one, to make it happen! It’s like the lottery always says, you gotta play to win!

2- (This one’s my fave.) Look in the mirror and repeat your goal out loud over and over for a full minute– then fix your hair, but not until the minute is over!

3- Write your goal down on a bunch of pieces of paper and post them places you will see. I like to write my resolutions on my pink sticky note pad in big blue bubble letters!
4- Make it possible to reach your goals. If you decided to run a half marathon this year, don’t pick one happening in March. Choose a marathon in October so you can give yourself plenty of time to practice and prepare your body for the run. Then sign up for smaller runs, like a 5k in March, and a 10k in June, to keep yourself motivated. Same fab rule applies to any of your goals!
5- Find ways to make it fun! Whether it is getting straight A’s or finally asking out that cute boy in Science class, figure out how to make the adventure crazy fun! Maybe you and your girls can go out for hot cocoa right after a fierce study session. Or before asking out your crush, you can dive in to an amaze shopping spree! So fun!
Good luck, Bratzies! Keep me updated!
xoxo

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, Bratzos!!

Have you come up with a New Year’s Resolution? My original resolution was to be fabulous. But then Jade pointed out that  I am already fabulous! LOL!!

My new New Year’s Resolution is to really commit to pursuing my passions! And not just one passion; all of them! It’s a new year and I am ready to unleash my passion onto the world!

You Bratzies may remember that back in the summer I wanted to follow my dream of becoming a star, but was too afraid to go after it.  (Read my old blog about it here:

http://blog.bratz.com/house-of-bratz-5-12-13

Yasmin was so sweet and told me she had my back. She encouraged me to fight for my passions, and now, in 2014, I’m going to! It’s time to stop letting fear get in my way. If you never try, you will never succeed, right?

This year, I’m going to be bold, be brave and make my friends proud! Who’s with me?!? Let’s start a revolution of passionistas!

Want to find out which passion profession you are best suited for? Take our awesome My Passion Aptitude test:

http://www.bratz.com/en-us/section/games

Find it on our website, under the GAMES section!

Tell me which passion profession you got, and tell me your New Year’s Resolution!

XOXO

Winter Break Fun

Hi y’all!

Are you having a super fun Holiday break from work and school?

We are! 

At first, Jade was a little bummed because it is WAY too cold to go outside. But then Yasmin suggested we all hang out around the fire and read our awesome interactive comic books!  Sasha and I think Yas recommended reading because the My Passion comic book is all about her being the most epically awesome DJ of all time! Yasmin insists she thought of the idea simply because she loves to read.

Either way, it’s still been super fun! We make, like, buckets of hot cocoa, start a fire, turn on some fresh tunes and take turns using my tablet. The games in the interactive comic are so rad to play! Sasha rocked an amazing beat in the DJ game. And Jade styled my hair so hilariously in the My Stylez comic book, that we were rolling on the floor laughing for, like, 20 minutes!

Have you read and played our fab interactive comics yet? You can find them right here, on our website, under GAMES.

http://www.bratz.com/en-us/section/games

Let us know your fave part!

XOXO

 

Peppermint Cookies

What’z the Happenin’z, Bratzianz?

I love the holidays!  Not only do I get to repurpose my rad Costume Bash outfit (Hello, it’s perfect for holiday parties!), but the sights and smells of the season really get me stoked! Especially the smell of warm cookies baking in my oven.

I love to bake cookies. And baking cookies that match my outfit is beyond trendsetter-rad!

Here is my recipe for peppermint cookies. Inspired by my fabtacular Holiday look!

Get your parents to help you make these delish snacks.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon mint extract

1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup crushed candy canes or peppermint candies

1/4 cup sugar, for coating

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
   2. Combine 3/4 cup sugar, butter, egg, vanilla, and mint extract in large bowl. Beat batter until creamy. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Beat batter again until well mixed.
   3. Stir 1/4 cup crushed candy into dough.    
4. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup crushed candy in separate bowl.
    5. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls; roll in sugar/candy mixture to coat. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.
6. Take out to cool

Don’t forget to save some for friends and Santa!

Happy holidays!

XOXO

DIY Holiday Gift Crowns

Namaste, Bratzies

Are you in need of some OM-mazing gift ideas for your BBFs? I’m making my besties flower crowns! It’s super easy, cheap and beyond fab. Giving D.I.Y. holidays gifts is the ZENsible thing to do!

Ask a parent for help.

Here’s what you need:

- Headband

- Silk flowers (We like getting silk mistletoe for the season, but you can use any type of flower you like!)

- Glue (A hot glue gun works best if you can get your parents to help!)

Now all you need to do is…:

Glue the flowers on to the headband! Voila! The look, feel and vibe is totally unique to you! I’m sure the end result will be OM-mazing!

To get more into the season, you can use dried flowers to decorate barrettes!

Simply glue dried baby’s breath and pussy willows to the tops of barrettes! For added awesome, keep the branches attached. It will enhance the ethereal look.

So fab for the holidays!

Let me know how is goes!

XOXO