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  • Let's hear it for KATY!

    by Laura | Feb 06, 2015
    Hi TGs, 

    Is everyone feeling totally fabulous? Hope so, cause there’s one thing that I literally cannot stop talking about this week and I need to talk about it! Katy Perry’s performance at the Superbowl! OMTG, she blew me away!

     

    To be completely honest, I have no idea about American football, but that’s basically what the Superbowl is all about. It’s the grand final game for their football competition, and it’s a really. Big. Deal. People get together to watch it on TV, they throw BBQs and parties and go totally nuts for it. I go totally nuts for it too – but not the game. It’s the half-time show that’s totes famous for being out-of-this-world amazing. In recent years they’ve had Beyonce perform (she even brought out her Destiny’s Child band mates for a mini-reunion), Bruno Mars and The Black Eyed Peas!

    Katy Perry Superbowl with Chess Pieces!

    This year, though, it was all about Katy and oh-my-gosh – SHE ROCKED IT. First, she came out on a giant tiger, singing ‘Roar’ and wearing a dress covered in (pretend) flames. What a start! Then she sang ‘Dark Horse’ and there were back-up dancers dressed up like chess figures. Some seriously spectacular visual stuff was going on too – the ground of the stage was moving around like an optical illusion.

     

    Later, she had a costume change into a super-fun, beach-themed outfit and she sang ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘California Gurls’ – by this point, I had the volume at full blast singing along!

    Katy Perry's shooting star Super Bowl outfit

    Then came the big finale – Katy singing ‘Firework’. She had another costume change, and this time it was a beautiful silver dress with stars all over it. Wow – where can I buy one, right now?! Totally magical. Fireworks were going off around the stadium, and everyone in the stands were waving their phones around. It looked pretty spectacular. I think Katy is so beautiful and inspirational and talented.

     

    What’s your fave Katy song? Send me a comment and let me know! I don’t know if I could pick a fave, but I do love ‘Firework’ and ‘Ghost’.

     

    Big hugs,

    Laura.xx

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  • OMTG, We Were At The ARIAs!

    by Laura | Dec 01, 2014

    Hello lovely little ladies,

    It was a crazy busy time last week at TGHQ – for me especially! On Wednesday afternoon, I got to attend the ARIAs red carpet. The ARIAs are basically the biggest night in Australian music – heaps of awesome musicians are nominated for awards, the winners make nice speeches, and some people even perform up on stage.


    Before the awards show, there’s the red carpet. That’s when all the celebs and artists show off their outfits and catch up with fans. It’s the perfect time to try and grab a selfie with them!


    I was lucky enough to have a microphone in my hand, and an amazing camera operator, Ci, with me and we did our best to capture as much cool footage as we could. We chatted to cool peeps like 5SOS, Forever Ends Here, Taylor Henderson, Nathaniel, Marlisa – so many, in fact, I can’t even remember them all. Phew!


    When 5SOS came down the red carpet it was totes crazy. Everyone was screaming and chanting and calling out to the boys to try and get their photo. I felt super lucky to get this snap with Ashton, coz he’s my fave!


    Laura meets Ashton Irwin from 5SOS


    Mel, our magical beauty writer, was on the red carpet too ­– but she was on the other side to me. Check out this cool snap she got of all the boys (and her photobombing in the corner – LOL!)


    Mel popping her head in on the 5SOS boys on the red carpet!


    When Katy Perry arrived, everyone got so excited ­– it felt like the whole ground was shaking. Here’s me with some of my new friends… including Katy!


    Katy Perry makes some new friends by taking a selfie


    Do you like Charli XCX? She’s a British singer, and she sings FANCY with our very own Iggy Azalea! Iggy wasn’t there, which was a shame, but Charli was. She was so friendly and had awesome sunglasses.


    We LOVE Charli XCX's sunglasses at the ARIAs!


    It felt like we waited for ages, but One Direction finally arrived and it was complete mayhem. They all came down the sides of the barricades to get selfies with the fans, and I thought that was pretty nice of them! Zayn was being funny and jumping around everywhere, Harry said ‘Hi’ to me (which basically made my day/life) and the girl standing next to me planted a kiss on Liam’s cheek! OMTG!


    Last, but definitely not least, I got to have an awesome chat with Timomatic. He’s so nice and funny and positive about life – it’s pretty infectious. Plus, he was wearing an awesome hat!

    Laura with Timomatic rocking a stylish hat at the ARIAs!


    Did you guys watch the ARIAs? Let me know what you thought in the comments section…


    Lots of love,


    Laura xo


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  • Well, hi there!

    by TG's Laura | Nov 20, 2014

    Hello TGs!

    Have you picked up a copy of our latest awesome issue? It’s got Bella Thorne and her cutie pup Kingston on the cover! If you already have, you probs recognize my face – I’m Laura, the new Entertainment Editor!

    I’m so excited to get to know you all, so please shoot me an email if you wanna share a cool story with me (email totalgirl@pacificmags.com.au). Since we’re just starting this magical friendship journey, I thought I’d share a little bit about myself!

    First of all, I LOVE Adventure TimeLumpy Space Princess is defs my fave character 'cos she’s so sassy and hilarious. I love BMO too coz he’s super cute!

    I also have a pet bunny. Her name is Padmé Amidala (if you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll know that’s Luke and Leia’s mum!). I’m also a big fan of Star Wars, in case you couldn't tell – LOL. Do you guys have pets too?

    Laura's pet bunny


    Last, but definitely not least, I love One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer. It’s tough to choose, but I reckon my fave guys are Harry from 1D and Ashton from 5SOS. Doesn’t he have such great hair?!

    Tell me a bit about yourselves in the comments section below!

    Laura xo

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  • My USA Holiday Part 2!

    by Alex | Jul 07, 2014
    Hey girls!

    Happy Monday! So as you know last month I got to go to California and told you all about my adventures in Disneyland. I also got to go to some really cool places - like the Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach!

    I was also able to spend some time in San Francisco where I went to the gorgeous town of Sausalito and to the Muir Woods which is a redwood forest with the tallest trees I've ever seen!

    Here are a couple of pics from my travel album. Enjoy! :)

     xoxo
    Alex

    Alex at the Spinkles Cupcake ATM

    This is hands-down the best ATM ever!



    Alex at the famous E3 gaming convention

    This was 3-days of hardcore gaming. I got to get the goss on all the latest and greatest games hitting our shores over the next 12 months.



    Alex at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco

    Don't let the smile decieve you. I was as frozen as a popsicle!



    Alex in the Muir Woods with a housand year old tree

    The Muir Woods is absolutely out of this world. Trees are as tall as skyscrapers and it smells so fresh in there. If you're quiet and careful you can even spot some deer in the woods.



    Alex at the Santa Monica Pier

    The famous Santa Monica Pier where you can shop, go on rides or even hit the waves.


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  • I Went To Disneyland!

    by Alex | Jun 27, 2014
    Hi TGs!

    I'm baaaaccckkk! After three weeks in America I'm finally back at TGHQ. It was an absolutely amazing holiday and thanks to Celine, Millie, Smiley and Caitlin for their ah-maze travel tunes to add to my playlist.

    I got sooo much done while on my trip that I've decided to tell you all about it over two blogs. This week I discovered that Ariana Grande and I have something in common, yep that's right we've both been to the magical world of Disney! She visited Disney World in Florida while I visited Disneyland in California. She went to celebrate her 21st birthday there, how cool is that?!

    Disneyland's Magic Kingdom

    Okay so if you've ever imagined what Disneyland would look like, times that by about a million times better and that's the reality. There are more rides than you can imagine and each is even cooler than the last. I even got to meet some pretty awesome Disney characters like Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

    At Disneyland with Belle from Beauty and the Beast

    Here's my top 5 rides at Disneyland.

    Splash Mountain: 3/5 
    But that's just because I'm a massive chicken that was pretty much crying at the end of the ride

    Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters 4/5
    You get to use awesome lasers to shoot the enemy.

    The Haunted Mansion 3/5
    A pretty awesome haunted house!

    Mad Tea Party 4/5
    Round and round you go!

    Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes 3/5
    Loved this ride even though it was slow-paced. It reminded me a lot of Pocahontas.

    Disneyland rides Explorer Canoe

    Tune in to my blog next week to read more about my USA adventure!
    Xoxo
    Alex 
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  • Travel Tunes

    by Alex | May 28, 2014
    Hey guys!

    Happy Wednesday! So I'm in the middle of packing for my trip to go to LA. OMTG so excited!!! The one thing I always make sure to have before going anywhere on a plane is to have my playlists sorted. So this is where I need your advice, let me know what you're listening to so I can add it to my playlist.

    Here's a few artists I have so far:

    • The Vamps: Meet The Vamps

      Look out 1D, because The Vamps are taking over the world with their catchy tunes. They've even collaborated with Demi Lovato!


      The Vamps album cover Meet The Vamps


    • 5SOS: Self-titled (This came out on Tuesday!)

      How could you not love these rockin' Aussie boys?!


      5 Seconds Of Summer album cover


    • Ariana Grande: Yours Truly

      I've said it a million times. I'm #obsessed with Ariana's voice.


      Ariana Grande's album cover, Yours Truly


    • Zendaya: Self-titled

      This album is a good one to get you pumped up about something.


      Zendaya's album cover


    • Lorde: Pure Heroine

      Lorde is so different and her music is so interesting. I love, love, love Royals


      Lorde's album cover: Pure Heroine


    I feel like I'm missing some awesome music, what should I add?

    Xoxox
    Alex

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  • Current Obsession: Ariana Grande

    by Alex | May 20, 2014
    Hey guys!

    I'm not sure about you guys but I tend to get a little obsessed about music and food. I go through phases. Sometimes I'm all I want to listen to are my old-school tunes other times a cool song I heard on the radio. Last month it was Adore by Miley Cyrus, I liked the remix by Cedric Gervais. I was also all about frozen yogurt last month ... actually that obsession has been around for longer than a month.

    Ariana Grande performing Problem at the Billboard Awards

    My current obsession is Ariana and Iggy Azalea's song Problem. Ari's been killing it on the charts with this song. This is the first song to be released from her upcoming unnamed album. Imagine if she named it after all the Arianators?! OMTG!

    I'm so glad that her music career has taken off because she certainly has a set of lungs on her! I'm obsessed!

    What are your current obsessions? I want to hear all about them!
    xoxo
    Alex
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  • The Voice Secrets

    by Alex | May 13, 2014
    Hey girls,

    Sorry for not posting for a little while. I've been SUPER sick but I'm back! The only good thing about being sick is that you get to watch loads and loads of TV and DVDs. Which of course I did. I watched several seasons of Gilmore Girls, which is my go-to feel better thing to watch. I also started to watch The Voice. Have you guys been watching?

    There's been soooo many awesome singers during these blind auditions. And nothing makes me angrier than when the coaches don't turn for them. I mean, I know they can't turn for everyone but come on! They're so talented!

    The Voice Australia 2014: Secrets from the TV show!

    Recently I was lucky enough to go on the set of The Voice and here's some insider secrets from the show.
    • The coaches are all really nice. Especially Ricky, he waves and blows kisses to everyone that calls out to him.
    • Will.I.Am sometimes seems a little disinterested but I think that's because he's deep in thought. He will usually surprise you with the feedback he gives the contestants. 
    • Joel doesn't always have a toothpick in his mouth. That toothpick habit is so gross!
    • Kylie Minogue is soooo tiny! Even with heels on she is Polly Pocket sized.In between breaks or shots, the audience gets asked to do all kinds of funny activities. When I was there they had a mum dance-off where two mums got to bust a move in front of everyone. Soooo funny!

    So I was thinking, if I had a great singing voice and went on the show, I would probably pick, to be on either Team Ricky or Team Will. Both have had such incredible success that they would know how to mould the artist into someone who could go international.

    Whose team would you be on? Comment below and let me know :)

     

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  • Easter Must-Haves

    by Alex | Apr 16, 2014
    Hi guys!

    OMTG get your Easter baskets out and consume as many hot crossed buns as possible because it's EASTER! Woop!


    Alex and the Total Girl Easter Bunny
    Alex meets the Total Girl Easter Bunny!


    Want to know what I love most about Easter? You know, other than getting chocolate from the Easter Bunny, it's the annual Total Girl vs. K-Zone colouring competition. It's serious stuff, we get 24 hours to colour our little hearts out and display our masterpiece to be guest-judged. It's pretty intense, people get very competitive and the craft glue, props and all sorts of contraptions come out to win a somewhat silly prize. But it's not about the prize, it's about the glory of winning over both teams LOL.

    Here's a pic of our attempts from last year, can you guess which one is mine?


    Total Girl's Easter Colouring Competition
    The Total Girl/K-Zone Easter colouring-in competition



    I also love all the cute trinkets that are available to decorate with. Here's a bit of a round-up of my Easter must-haves a.k.a. my Easter wishlist!


    Awesome Tween Easter Must-Haves


    What are your Easter traditions?
    xoxo
    Alex

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  • Kids' Book Suggestions!

    by Alex | Apr 09, 2014
    Hello TGs!

    Hope you are well. I just realised it has been a little while between books in our book club and I thought this time around I could get some suggestions from you about what we should read!

    Remember, anyone can join our book club and read along, share your thoughts, ideas and even criticism about what we're reading. The TG book club is all about sharing what we think about what we're reading, there's no judgement here! :)

    Have a think, ask your parents, siblings and friends what we should read for our next book club and let me know by commenting on this blog. I'll let you know which book we'll be reading based on your suggestions next week.

    Love and loads of reading 
    Alex

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