10 Movies Every College Girl Should Have in Her Collection July 22nd, 2012
Though college is said to be one of the most exciting times of our lives, sometimes you just need to take a break from all of the excitement and stress. I highly value my time alone and love to spend it watching movies. However, there are also times when a big group of my friends and I will get together with a bunch of snacks and watch one. Whether played on an old-school VHS, modern Blu Ray player, or Netflix, bonding over movies is a big part of the college experience.
Lately, I have become stuck in a movie rut trying to find new things to watch. This got me thinking about some of my favorites that I know are popular around campus and among my friends. So without further ado, here are the top 10 movies every college student should have in their collection!
The Princess Bride (1987)
Don’t let the title fool you, this definitely isn’t a comedy just for girls. Based upon the book by the same name, it’s romantic, hilarious, and full of swashbuckling – not to mention ultra-quotable! The nice thing is that you don’t have to have read the book to understand the story. A classic tale with some definite twists, this movie will no doubt remain popular far into the future. I honestly don’t know anyone that doesn’t like this movie.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
One of my favorite movie of all time, this Disney film combines the best elements of costume dramas and action films. With a great cast and an amazing plot full of adventure, humor, and romance, it’s hard to believe that this tale was based off of the Disney ride of the same name. It is definitely a favorite movie around campus for both the male and female population, and a perpetual pick for movie nights.
Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Harry Potter is a series based on the wonderful books by J.K. Rowling, and a favorite source of fashion inspiration here at CF. The whole Harry Potter is extremely popular on my campus, so I recommend picking up the box set. Since there are eight films in the series, almost everyone can find their favorite. Additionally, it works great for having marathon parties!
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy
This popular movie series is full of action and fantasy, following the hobbit Frodo on his quest to destroy the One Ring. Based off of the books by J.R.R. Tolkien, the story centers around love, sacrifice, and the battle of good vs evil. Again, these movies are among our favorite sources of fashion inspiration – see our post on fashion inspired by Lord of the Rings for proof. Another fantastic series for a marathon, these movies will be sure to entertain you and your friends for hours!
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Based on the book by Jane Austen, this movie shows the difficulties of love, life, and the separation of classes within the regency era. Elizabeth Bennett and her sisters are pressured to marry in order to improve the family status. Full of romance, this costume drama is a timeless story that is definitely great for a night in with the girls.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Most of us are no strangers to the Toy Story trilogy and have literally grown up with Andy through the years. This time, Andy is going off to college, leaving Buzz and Woody to take one last adventure as Andy’s toys. A fantastic film that especially hits home for college-aged students, this movie is a great addition to your college collection – just have the tissues handy!
Mean Girls (2004)
Perhaps the most quotable movie of our generation, Mean Girls is a hilarious and reality-based movie focused around high school culture and the cliques, backstabbing, and social warfare that we’ve all experienced in HS. The best part? The ending to the story has a great moral about being kind to everyone, even if they aren’t kind to you. My friends and I love to quote this movie!
Legally Blonde (2003)
Truly a hilarious and uplifting movie, Legally Blonde is a favorite for almost every girl. It’s especially great if you are looking for a light story after a rough day of classes or just want to chill out and relax! This is also a perpetual favorite for girls nights in.
Iron Man (2008)
Crazy popular among my friends and around campus, this comic book movie tells the story of how a man named Tony Stark becomes the superhero Iron Man and saves the day. Though the movie is mostly action-based, there are also elements of romance and comedy… and, hi, Robert Downey Jr. If you’re having a party that isn’t just confined to your girlfriends, Iron Man is a safe choice for a movie that almost everyone will enjoy.
The Young Victoria (2009)
Okay, okay…so this may not be the most popular film out there. However, if you haven’t seen this movie yet, you definitely need to soon. This beautiful film follows the first years of Queen Victoria’s reign and the surprising romance that influenced a nation. Truly a romantic and heartfelt story, I think this movie deserves more popularity. Those I know who have seen it love it – it’s the perfect romance movie to watch with girlfriends.
What are your thoughts?
Is your favorite movie listed on here? Have you watched any of these with your friends? Is there another super awesome movie we should know about? I’d love to know!
Sneak Peek at H&M’s Eco-Friendly Fall Collection September 5th, 2011
Last spring, retailer H&M launched their first entirely eco-friendly clothing line, and now we have some photos of their new fall collection!
The Conscious Collection contains items made from sustainable and recycled materials, including organic cotton and linen, recycled polyester, and Tencel. The line is part of the retailer’s effort to only use organic cotton by 2020.
While the spring collection contained lightweight and breezy all-white pieces, this season’s offerings are definitely fall-appropriate, with items that include lots of dark floral prints, ladylike embroidering, unique embellishments and cozy knitwear.
The fall Conscious Collection will be available in select stores starting on October 6th and although specific prices haven’t been released yet, they will most likely be in the same range as other items sold at H&M.
Want to see what some of the items will look like? Here’s a sneak peek, courtesy of H&M via nitro:licious: (Click each photo to enlarge.)
What do you think of this collection? Will you be checking it out at H&M? Which piece is your favorite? Do you try to buy eco-friendly clothes? Remember to leave a comment bellow and let is know your thoughts!
Dissertations Database: Searching for a Comprehensive Collection August 23rd, 2011
Dissertation refers to scientific researchers that are based on solid facts and evidence. This is a kind of a scholarly article revealing some unique findings. Therefore, its main purpose is to make contribution to further development of science. Many readers are interested in the most respectable dissertations databases. The problem is that it is hard to discover a dissertations database that would contain credible works on a broad arrow of topics. What is more important, students should define the methods for searching the dissertations.
What factors should be considered while choosing an appropriate dissertations database?
Dissertation database: Range of topics involved
A good and valid dissertation database should contain a comprehensive collection of works on any topic. So, it should enable students to find dissertations on the most specific topics.
Dissertation database: Quality of papers
Viable dissertation databases should guarantee the quality of dissertation in terms of structure, style, and format. Therefore, before consulting dissertation databases, students must learn the main requirements to good papers.
Dissertation database: Author’s level of proficiency
While looking for a particular dissertation, students often pay attention to the author of a scientific work because this is one of indicators of high quality dissertations. In this respect, good dissertation databases should contain the works of outstanding scholars and professors.
Dissertation databases are arranged either in alphabetical order or according to the relevancy of information. Students can choose the one that is more convenient for them. However, the second variant is more effective because students need only to choose a keyword and to find a dissertation with this keyword. One way or another, dissertation databases can considerably shorten the time for exploration.
Wouldn’t it be cool to create a your own personal beauty product with a major cosmetics company?
That’s just what MAC allowed nine beauty bloggers to do with their new Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection. The company invited nine women to their laboratory in Toronto to work alongside chemists to create their perfect eye shadow or lipglass.
So how did these lucky ladies get picked? According to nitro:licious, MAC asked 80 beauty bloggers to submit an idea, color concept and name for a beauty product, then picked their nine favorite applicants.
The Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection will be available exclusively online starting on June 21st. The products will cost .50 each.
Want to see what the products will look like? Here’s a sneak peek of all nine items, courtesy of MAC:
Also, if you want to see a behind-the-scenes look at the process behind creating her lipglass, be sure to check out Wendy’s post over on nitro:licious.
Do you like this collection? What do you think of the concept? Which colors are your favorites? Would you buy any of these products? Remember to leave a comment and let us know what you think!