• My Dream Celeb Entourage

    by Alex | Apr 03, 2014
    Hey guys,
    Happy Wedsnesday! Did anyone watch the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards on the weekend? OMTG I can’t even explain how much I was obsessed with Selena’s hair!

    I wish I had a personal hair and makeup person to fix my mop of hair every morning!
    This got me thinking, celebs have the coolest entourages and teams behind them don’t they? I’ve compiled my dream entourage if I were a Hollywood starlet!

    Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran could they be collaborating?

    Taylor Swift could be my bestie and guitar teacher. We'd have awesome deep and meaningful convos and she would also take me on tour. We’d also have T Parties with Ed Sheeran.

    Zendaya sporting a fringe and a top bun

    I am obsessed with Zendaya's new song Replay, have you guys seen the clip? Her dance moves are incredible! I would love her to be my dance teacher. She’d also take me to Disney HQ where I could guest star on her newest project.

    Harry Styles with Lou Teasdale the mastermind behind his hair

    I would get Lou Teasdale, 1D’s hair and make up go-to gal to primp and pamper me just before all my awesome red carpet appearances.

    The Rock Dwayne Johnson muscles to be a bodyguard

    The Rock would totes be my body guard, cause like anyone could get past him?!

    Scooter Braun
    the dude who manages The Biebs and Ariana Grande would manage my singing career cause, like by that time I’m sure I would have an awesome singing voice.

    Jennifer Lawrence's pixie cut at the Golden Globes

    I would become besties with Jennifer Lawrence on the set of a movie we were working on.

    My publicist would totes manage all the many appearances I would make at cool places like Disneyland or Harry Potter World.

    LOL a girl can dream right?
  • Behind The Scenes At Camp Orange

    by Alex | Mar 28, 2014
    Happy Friday TGs!

    Guess what? I was invited by Nickelodeon to go and watch the filming of Camp Orange Force 10 last week!

    2014 Camp Orange New Season: Nickelodeon News

    I flew up from TGHQ in Sydney to Sea World on the Gold Coast, it was pretty awesome! I got to watch some of the awesome challenges being filmed and they looked pretty hard! I can't give too much away but lets just say that the campers this year had quite a lot of fears to conquer! There was also lots and lots of fish guts! I won't tell you what happened with the fishy grossness but I will say it stunk!

    2014 Nickelodeon Camp Orange Force 10 Behind the Scenes

     I also got to hang out with the awesome hosts Luke and Wyatt PLUS this season's celebrity guest Matt Bennett who played Robbie on Victorious! They got right into the action too which was great to see.

    2014 Nickelodeon Camp Orange Force 10:  Gross Challenges

     I even got to take part in a Wrong Town Dinner, if you don't know what that is, it's a really gross combo of food served to you at Camp Orange. I got served a nasty chicken feet taco! Soooo gross!

    2014 Nickelodeon Camp Orange Force 10: Gross Food Challenges

    Are you going to watch Camp Orange when it comes on TV?

    Hugs and chicken feet!
  • TG's Own Dog With A Blog!

    by Alex and Romeo | Mar 13, 2014

    Hi girlies!

    This week has been totes busy for me, luckily my pal Romeo was kind enough to step in for me and blog. It’s also great timing as Dog With A Blog has just started airing on Saturday Disney. How do you like TG’s own Dog With A Blog?

    Xoxo Alex

    Chihuahua Romeo's Blog

    Total Girl's dog blogger Romeo reading Total Girl
    Romeo hangs out with Boo at TGHQ

    Woof Woof! Hey Total Girls!

    Hi I’m Romeo! I’m Alex’s Chihuahua. Today I was lucky enough to come to work with Alex and see what a day at TG HQ looks like.

    I’ve gotta say, it’s a pretty cool place! A little too pink for me but hey at least everyone’s really friendly! I got lots of belly rubs and pats from the TG team.

    Romeo getting a massage
    My first doggy massage!

    Alex and I got to go to a really cool event for Hill’s Ideal Balance. I got to have a pawesome massage, yep doggies need them too! The girls there tried to get me to paint my nails but I DON’T THINK SO! I am not that kind of pooch! 

    Romeo and Alex aat the Hill's Ideal Balance event
    Alex and I at Massage By The Sea

    We ended the day by meeting Dr Katrina Warren’s Wonderdog and Kylie Gilles from the Today Show’s furry friend.

    We then got to come back to TG HQ for more cuddles. The team asked me to look through the mag and let them know what I think would make TG cooler. I said Pet Gazette and pet posters! I’m even putting my paw up to be a poster model.

    Look out for my blogs! I’d love to write more for you!
    Woof Woof!

  • My Feel-Good Playlist

    by Alex | Mar 05, 2014
    Hey girls,

    Do you ever feel a little blah? It's perfectly normal to have those days. I've had one of those today and it has mostly to do with the fact that Mira (my kitten) has been going totally cray-cray at night AND I have a crazy neighbour that likes to chat on the phone REALLY loud and that means I get very little sleep.

    Luckily, I found the cure to getting over the meh and blah days. It's music! Music has the most incredible super power of making you feel almost every and any emotion which is why I made this playlist for you guys. Whenever you're feeling a bit yucky, just click to my blog and pump up these tunes and hopefully you'll feel a little cheerier.


    Remember: sing like no-one's listening, dance like no-one's watching and live like there's no tomorrow! 
    (P.S. Check out more inspirational quotes to make you smile!)

    Psst: if any of these songs don't work on mobile/tablet, try a normal computer!

    Wild Child by Elen Levon

    Let It Go by Demi Lovato (from the FROZEN soundtrack - it just won an Oscar)


    Unconditionally by Katy Perry

    Brave by Sara Barailles

    Let me know what song makes you feel happier.

  • My Chat With Reece Mastin

    by Alex | Feb 27, 2014
    Hey guys,

    Last week I was lucky enough to be one of the lucky VIPs invited to watch Reece Mastin at AMF Bowling in North Strathfield in concert! This amaze concert experience was a prize for the AMF Summer School Holiday comp.

    He rocked out on a stage set up on the bowling lanes to about 160 of his biggest fans. I was lucky to catch him and his band doing a sound check rehearsal. Check out the video:


    Reece Mastin performing at AMF Bowling

    Here's what he had to say about being asked to be AMF Bowling's celeb ambassador,

    "I was really excited, especially when I heard I would get to play some gigs too. I won't say I'm the best bowler but it's still fun! I will only get a strike once a game!" he says.

    Reece Mastin with TG's Alex

    He also gave us some awesome singing tips to share with you guys!

    1. Don't let yourself get scared. The moment you feel that fear is the moment you'll make a mistake.
    2. Sing as loud as you can.
    3. Have as much fun as possible. If you're not having fun then your audience won't either.

    Reece also revealed some top secret info about a new album being in the works. So watch this space for some extra insider news! What do you think Reece's new music will sound like? I hope it's still fun to dance to!

  • Book Club Style Files Update

    by Alex | Feb 19, 2014
    Hi TGs!

    Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great day!

    We are nearing the end Total Girl Style Files, what do you think so far?

    I hope you've all been keeping up with your book club reading cause I'm now up to the Could It Be You chapter!

    How are you guys liking the book? I think it's awesome so far. In fact I wish that my primary school gave out cool assignments to make magazines! I would have made a magazine all about animals, what about you guys?

    What would your magazine be about?

    I'm also loving the competition to join the TG team, what a cool comp! I hope that Melody and her besties win the comp!

    Lets read on until we finish the book, there's not much left now!


    P.S. Here's the first chapter for free, if you haven't had a chance to get the book!
  • What Makes An Awesome Performance

    by Alex | Feb 13, 2014
    Hey guys!

    I'm a HUGE fan of seeing bands or musicians live. It's soooo different from listening to their music from my iPod or a CD. The feeling is like no other, you feel like you're part of something bigger, something special and the excitement takes over your whole body!

    Photo: Taylor Swift in concert! Photo: Getty Images

    As TG's Entertainment Writer I've been lucky to see some really amazing performers, One Direction, Taylor Swift, R5, Big Time Rush and even Bridgit Mendler and in my spare time, I've seen Pink, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Fall Out Boy (about a million times), Muse and so many more amazing artists and the truth is, the truly amazing performances really stand out and that's because the stars really commit.

    Not that I'm a performer by any means but here's a little list of what makes a totally awesome concert performance!

    • Costume changes: I am always impressed at how quick the celeb can change a look!

    • A great stage: Katy Perry and Lady Gaga's stages are always bright, sparkly and have so many awesome details that it really converts an average concert into a masterpiece performance!

    • The talent: Sure there are people that you expect will lip sync but I really love seeing that raw talent on stage, Taylor Swift's performance is amazing because her singing live brings the songs to another level!

    • Crowd interaction: I hate it when the performer doesn't really talk to the crowd or get the audience involved. It kind of feels like you're just playing a CD except you're squished with thousands of people. 1D were amazeballs because they shined spotlights on audience members who had brought awesome posters with them! It makes you feel pretty special and really gets the crowd going!

    • Dancing: You don't have to have back-up dancers or be a world class ballerina as well as a singer but as long as you're not standing in front of your audience like a stunned mullet your crowd should see that you're having a blast performing for them.

    What do you think makes an awesome performance? I'd love to hear!


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  • Book Club: New Book

    by Alex | Feb 06, 2014
    Hi girls,

    Happy Thursday! So I saw your votes and it looks like you voted Total Girl The Style Files as the next book to read for our book club.

    I'm so excited!

    The thing about this book is that it is six books in one! So I thought we could start by reading the first book.

    We have an exclusive sneak peek of the book: read the first chapter for free!

    Style Files
     is about Melody Michaels, a super stylish girl with a passion for writing. I won't give too much away but Melody gets a really awesome assignment to start her own fashion magazine – cool right?!

    Let's start by reading up to the Help Wanted chapter.

    TG's Alex reads: Total Girl The Style Files

     I couldn't help myself but start reading while I was at work. Shhh, don't tell Amanda! Let me know what you guys think of the book so far!

  • Back To School Essentials

    by Alex | Jan 29, 2014
    Hey everyone!

    Thanks sooo much for all your amazeballs comments on my summer playlist! I LOVED hearing all your suggestions. So look out for another playlist in coming weeks.

    So, it's back to school season and I am so sad that I am no longer in school! Sure no-one relishes in getting stacks of science and maths homework but school can actually be pretty cool. The thing I love about this time of year is that (if you're in school) you get to go and buy all your stationery for school and buy a new school bag and pencil case, oh and don't forget a lunchbox!

    I love it sooo much that I've considered pretending that I'm a school student just so I can buy some awesome stationery! Crazy huh?! There's sooo much cool stuff out at the momen that I had to compile a small list of my faves. Check them out below! My fave places to shop at are Typo, Smiggle, Kikki-K, Officeworks and a little secret shop called Daiso where everything and I mean everything is $2.80!

    Back to school must-haves - stationery, drink bottles and more!

    Let me know what your fave places to shop for stationery are, I'd love to find some new shopping places!

  • Alex's Summer Song Playlist

    by Alex | Jan 20, 2014
    Hey girls!

    The summer holidays are drawing to a close but that doesn't mean the end of summer. The days are still hot, it's still daylight until at least 8pm and there's still awesome music to play while you're having a pool party.

    I've put together my favourite songs to pump this summer.

    Happy by Pharrell Williams
    It's hard to not like this song, it's well ... happy!


    Hey Brother by Avicci
    Although this song is overplayed on the radio, it's a pretty good chill-out song to play. I like listening to this in the background while I'm cooling off in the pool.


    Roar by Katy Perry
    You guys know I'm a HUGE KP fan and this song is such a powerful, fun song I can't help but sing along at the top of my lungs while I drive pretty much anywhere. So if you see a crazy person singing and dancing in the car next to you, it's probably me.


    Let It Go by Demi Lovato
    This song is featured in the movie Frozen, which BTW is totes awesome and you should go watch ASAP. Demi is my kinda gal, she's super sweet and has a cool edgy side and most of her music reflects that.


    What are your must-play songs this summer?