i think selena gomez is pretty

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“To me, beauty is confidence. I think I’m pretty confident in the decisions and the choices I make in my personal life and career, but the same time I also let my fans know that, just like them, I have insecurities. I have moments when I don’t feel good about myself. I think people can forget that, at the end of the day, I’m just a normal girl dealing with lots of the same issues as them.”

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“To me, beauty is confidence. I think I’m pretty confident in the decisions and the choices I make in my personal life and career, but the same time I also let my fans know that, just like them, I have insecurities. I have moments when I don’t feel good about myself. I think people can forget that, at the end of the day, I’m just a normal girl dealing with lots of the same issues as them.”

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Happy 25th Birthday Selena Gomez! (July 22nd, 1992)

“To me, beauty is confidence. I think I’m pretty confident in the decisions and the choices I make in my personal life and career, but the same time I also let my fans know that, just like them, I have insecurities. I have moments when I don’t feel good about myself. I think people can forget that, at the end of the day, I’m just a normal girl dealing with lots of the same issues as them.”

Do something good for yourself. Put more sugar in your coffee if it’s too bitter. Eat whatever you like, go to the gym whenever you want to. Read as many books as you want, whenever you want to enter another world. Read to further educate yourself. Study for school, uni or that midterm exam you’ve got coming up. Grow. Give all you’ve got. Use the energy you have for the things that are good for yourself. Take a shower if you want to clear your head. Walk around the block to get your mind off things. Scream if you gotta let something out. Forget how many calories are in that piece of cake you’re craving. Eat, eat, eat. Live in the moment. Laugh as loud as you want, no matter how many people will stare at you. Turn up your favourite song, as loud as you want. Dress as you like. Drink green tea, travel to unknown places, take aims and fulfill as many of your dreams as possible. Say your thoughts out loud. Cry when you’re sad. Analyse your problems and try to find a solution. If something’s getting too much for you, lay down and rest, you’ll figure it out tomorrow. Don’t stay in one place, remove yourself from all the negativity in your life. Feel the moment, live your life the way you think is the right way. Drink, party and dance all night long. Do your homework. Get ready for your exams. Eat healthy and greasy. However you want. Open your eyes and step away from all the lies, intrigues and toxic people. Run, as fast as you can, to overtake everyone else, be better for yourself as you were yesterday, a week ago or a month ago. Don’t stop. Don’t give up, keep your head held high and show everyone who didn’t want you, what they’re missing. Don’t ever stop dreaming. Tell those who don’t believe in you to go to hell. Trust but don’t be naive. Give everything you’ve got. Your only competition is yourself. Eat, whenever you’re hungry, wear that outfit you like, if you want to, dye your hair in all the colours, be crazy, be moody, don’t be all square and express whenever you don’t like something, when you’re unhappy or uncomfortable. Stand by your opinion. Take yourself seriously. Laugh loud, get excited over little things, laugh about yourself, say “please” and “thank you”, be happy for others. Grant others the things you’d like to have as well. Don’t be perfect. Be brave enough to do your thing, take advice but don’t accept it without thinking about it yourself. Don’t spill your secrets to everyone, trust yourself the most. Start accepting your mistakes, loving yourself, your flaws, your rough edges. Talk good about yourself, with yourself and start thinking positive. See positive in all setbacks and defeats. Look for the small victories and believe me, you will find them. Do something good for yourself. You’re worth it. You deserve it.
—  I think so many people still don’t get this. original text by @neues-leben-berlin , translated by @cldhearted
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“To me, beauty is confidence. I think I’m pretty confident in the decisions and the choices I make in my personal life and career, but the same time I also let my fans know that, just like them, I have insecurities. I have moments when I don’t feel good about myself. I think people can forget that, at the end of the day, I’m just a normal girl dealing with lots of the same issues as them.”

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“To me, beauty is confidence. I think I’m pretty confident in the decisions and the choices I make in my personal life and career, but the same time I also let my fans know that, just like them, I have insecurities. I have moments when I don’t feel good about myself. I think people can forget that, at the end of the day, I’m just a normal girl dealing with lots of the same issues as them.”

A mix for the ladies of All For the Game. All female artists, all empowering, all for women. Think Foxes, Vixens, Trojans and the older ladies.            PLAY   /   PLAY .

01 .   that’s my girl   /   fifth harmony .   02 .   me & my girls   /   selena gomez .   03 .   salute   /   little mix .   04 .   bo$$   /   fifth harmony .   05 .   do it like a dude   /   jessie j .   06 .   you’re such a   /   hailee steinfeld .   07 .   hard out here   /   lily allen .   08 .   maneater   /   nelly furtado .   09 .   me too   /   meghan trainor .   10 .   worth it   /   fifth harmony .   11 .   i love it   /   icona pop ft. charlii xcx .   12 .   no more sad songs   /   little mix .   13 .   love myself   /   hailee steinfeld .   14 .   sit still, look pretty   /   daya .   15 .   the greatest   /   sia .

anonymous asked:

Louis, Harry and Niall have all expressed that they like Julia Michaels' Issues. I like it too, but what do you think it is that makes it special?

Hi!

Thank you for asking this question.

Julia Michaels is 23, and she is going to write some pretty amazing songs in her life– if the industry doesn’t get to her. She knows her theory, has a great ear for melody, knows how to pace the drama in a 3-minute pop song, has rhythm, and knows her folk/blues history. That’s all pretty amazing for a young writer. But then on top of that, she has an expressive and distinctive voice, and ATTITUDE.

She wrote the Selena Gomez song “Bad Liar,” whose bass is taken from the Talking Heads’ classic, “Psycho Killer.” Where “Psycho Killer” is a spacey, art-punk song about — god only knows what? “Bad Liar” turns “Psycho Killer” around– from a minor to a major key, from an on-the-beat to off-the-beat melody, from a chorus of duplets to a chorus of triplets (Fafafafafa fafafafa in PK, I’m tryin’ I’m tryin’ I’m tryin’ I’m try/ in BL). It’s genius. Not to mention nuanced and witty lyrics like,

Just like the Battle of Troy
There’s nothing subtle here

In my room there’s a king-sized space
Bigger than it used to be
If you want you can rent the space
Call me an amenity

Oh you’re taking up a fraction of my mind
Oh every time I watch you
Serpentine

I mean! Who uses references to the Trojan War in pop music? And isn’t the Trojan horse the biggest deception of all time!

In “Bad Liar,” Julia repeats a trick she uses in “Issues.” “Bad Liar” has a repetitive chorus (“I’m tryin’”) to convince the listener that the singer is trying to forget about her lover. In repeating it so many times, however, the effect is the opposite– we know she’s lying to herself, she can’t forget (hence the title of the song).

The same thing happens in “Issues,” where the literal meaning of the lyrics illustrates the dramatic, ironic opposite meaning in the song.

In most of the opening verse of “Issues,” she’s describing her deficits, the problems that make up the title of the song – her ISSUES. When she lists them out, this sounds like a song of grievances– a laundry list of everything wrong with the relationship:

I’m jealous, I’m overzealous
When I’m down, I get real down
When I’m high, I don’t come down
I get angry, baby, believe me
I could love you just like that
And I could leave you just this fast

The listener thinks it’s going to be a break-up song, but then comes the plot twist– the biggest issue is seeded in the prechorus:

I got issues, you got ‘em too,
So give ‘em all to me and I’ll give mine to you
Bask in the glory of all our problems
‘Cause we got the kind of love it takes to solve 'em

Then revealed in the chorus:

Yeah I got issues
And one of them is how bad I need you

After the plot twist, we now know that “Issues” is actually a love song! The turning point comes from one word: BASK. One does not bask in a toxic relationship, but in a warm and loving one– no matter what the issues are, the love is stronger, a complete and unbroken circuit, as strong as the ocean waves:

You do shit on purpose
You get mad and you break things
Feel bad, try to fix things
But you’re perfect
Fully wired circuit
Got hands like an ocean
Push you out, pull you back in

The trick of the song is all in the lyrics, like an extended knock-knock joke, or a mini story. Therefore, the lyrics need to be crystal clear.

This is the version of “Issues” I refer to:

https://youtu.be/9Ke4480MicU

That’s why the texture of the song is so lean and sparse. The song opens with a kick bass alternating with her voice, which has a strong reverb (the way the voice “echoes”). There’s a lot of silence in the song, a lot of space.

Only a voice that’s capable of telling stories can hold interest in a sparse song like this. It has to be an extraordinarily intimate voice, and Julia has one (or at least, electronically-processed-Julia has it).

One of the things I love most about “Issues” is the way that the voices harmonize in the chorus. Without changing the three essential chords in the song (fwiw IV - V - I), the chorus fleshes out the skeleton of the chords from the verse and pre-chorus with two-part harmony (2:07, “I got issues”), and all the other rhythmic elements are blended in at the end, in a really full, chaotic, lovely way.

Incidentally, and I’m not sure whether there was any direct influence, but BTY has a lot of similarities to “Issues,”– in the lean texture of the song, the opening with a kick bass, the description of a toxic relationship, the mid-tempo pace, the syncopated beats, the colloquial lyrics with iambic scansion. They’re also similar in that the opening has a little harmonic ambiguity. On the lines:

When I’m down, I get real down
When I’m up, I don’t come down

It’s not clear whether the last note is in major or minor key. In other words– you can’t tell if it’s a happy song or a sad/ angry song.

Same here:

I know you say you know me, know me well
But these days I don’t even know myself, no
I always thought I’d be with someone else
I thought I would own the way I felt, yeah

The end of each line is harmoniously ambiguous; it’s hard to tell whether the key is major or minor, whether it’s going to be sad or happy. The bass doesn’t help, either, as it ends on a seventh chord. Remember how the BTY teaser also looked kind of moody and ambiguous too? I think all this ambiguity fits in with the meaning of the song.

Anyway, that got a bit long, but I hope it gives an idea of why they love “Issues.”

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To me, beauty is confidence. I think I’m pretty confident in the decisions and the choices I make in my personal life and career, but the same time I also let my fans know that, just like them, I have insecurities. I have moments when I don’t feel good about myself. I think people can forget that, at the end of the day, I’m just a normal girl dealing with lots of the same issues as them.

anonymous asked:

Can I ask you what you think about g*gi's interview on BBC with Grimmy and what she said about Zayn? I'm so tired of this mess.

Hi anon,

Not much to say really.  In the end, it was pretty innocuous stuff.

Some of her early answers felt very uncomfortable in general and I genuinely think it’s a good thing Tommy Hilfiger was there with her as she seems to get nervous.

She talked about how she and Zayn share a closet (lmao well we know that love) and by the way, Selena Gomez said this in Vogue too re her and Abel.  

That Zayn had texted her about whether she’d taken his sunglasses to come away (cos Gigi has a sunglasses range too everyone) and yeah that they shared t-shirts and shades.

She didn’t attempt to mimic Zayn’s accent thankfully but did talk about Skins which as I reblogged earlier is set in a completely different part of the country to Yorkshire and they played a Yorkshire sayings game which was pretty meh.

And that was it really.   Nothing new at all, and touch wood no Zigi tonight and even the last pap pics we can throw doubt upon because of the awful photoshop job.

Zayn is who knows where,  Rodger posted a ghost figure on his twitter and well, accurate just like 99 percent of the time where Zayn, Liam and all of them are concerned unless they’re working. 

look, i’m not a demi lovato fan (ngl i was pretty upset about the stuff she said about taylor), but the people dragging her for her anthem tonight are disgusting. i think she did an amazing job singing it and her voice is beautiful. i’ve seen so many tweets so far saying disgusting things about her body & her singing, in almost the same way kinda gross attitudes they’ve been using for taylor in the past couple of days. 

leave female celebrities alone. all these tweets dragging demi, dragging taylor, and all of the tweets that people like selena, ariana, etc. regularly receive dragging them for the way they look, the way they dress, etc. ARE DISGUSTING. 

LET WOMEN DO WHATEVER THE FUCK THEY WANT. LET CELEBRITIES DO WHATEVER THE FUCK THEY WANT. YOU DON’T LIKE THEM? DON’T LISTEN. DON’T WATCH. bodyshaming, verbal abuse, and death wishes are NOT OKAY

i’ll say it again, it is N O T O K A Y 

  • Me: I am straight,i am so straight i am the straightest person ever
  • Me: *sees Elizabeth Olsen* *sweats nervously*
  • Me: FUCK ME,LOOK AT HER SO BEAUTIFUL I JUST WANNA MARRY HER SCREW MEN I WANT TO MARRY HER LOOK AT HER I CAN'T!
  • Me: ..

fairywale  asked:

Once you get this, post ten facts about yourself and then pass this along to ten favorite followers! :>

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1.- My ears are smaller than usual

2.- I can move one of my pupils and leave the other stopped

3.- I use to bait my nails since I’m seven but I’m trying to control it (and its working, now I have decent nails ^^)

4.- I have three moles in my left boob forming like a constelation like Selena Gomez

5.- My sister is 15 and looks older than me (I’m 17)

6.- I hate white chocolate

7.- I don’t drink coffee

8.- I hate people who think that they are better than everyone elde just because they are popular/pretty/stylish (its like wtf dude)

9.-I’ll problably study for an engineering

10.- I’m a mess and super disorganized but sometimes I just feel the need to be extra organized and stuff

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I was tagged by the amazing and talented @ncis-tiva-24x thanks for tagging me! Sorry I’m responding a little late (currently on vacation)

Nickname: Uhm Gre is already pretty short, so probably that 😊

Star sign: Aries

MBTI-type: INFJ-A

Height: 167 cm

Birth date: March 27th

Favorite bands: Fleetwood Mac, One Direction….. I think that’s pretty much it. I don’t really listen to a lot of bands!

Song stuck in my head: Rise - Selena Gomez

Last show I watched: rewatched an episode of NCIS

Other blogs: nope

When did I create this blog: Uhm @coal000 a little help here! I think it was like around Christmas last year?? We started talking like a month later…. Don’t know the exact date

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Average hours of sleep: 8-9

Lucky number: uhm it used to be 2, but it haven’t been giving me much luck lately 😂

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How many blankets I sleep with: 2 (when it’s really hot 1)

Dream job: My current job!! 😊 Care taker! Thanks to @ncis-tiva-24x for that word

Dream trip: Well on top of the list is the USA! I always wanted to go there, to see the sights and go to LA, New York and DC! Also Bali and I’d love to go to Greece to meet my sis @coal000!

Favorite Food: FRENCH FRIES 🍟 😍 😍 😍

Nationality: Dutch

I tag: @purple-with-a-dash-of-pink (hope you haven’t done this one yet 😂) @nalla-madness @love-dria @lumicuous @thesharpendofthespear @redandlizzie @undertheniall @niallersbrowneyedgirl @coal000

P.S. If you already have done this or don’t want to, that’s okay!! ♥

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Favorite bands: erm imagine dragons, fall out boy, panic at the disco, twenty one pilots, We The Kings, Maroon 5, Simple Plan… I can’t think of anymore but there’s probably way more 

Favorite solo artists: Taylor Swift, Christina Perri, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, Sarah Close, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Melanie Martinez, Sam Smith idk a lot more but I again can’t think of any 

Song stuck in my head: Brand New by Ben Rector 

Last movie i watched: Mulan 2 

Last show I watched: Shadowhunters 

When did I create my blog: probably around January, maybe December 2016? I had a blog before this one that got deaded around that time so probably 

What do I post: everything I love plus politics plus pretty things plus funny shit and cute animal friends 

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Do you have any other blogs: I’ve got a lot cuz I’m a nerd but the main ones I’ll mention are my bpd blog (bpd4losers), my sapphic blog with my gf and tf (sapphiresapphics), and my blog with otp memes themed around my partners (romyconnandaubs) 

Do you get any asks: occassionally

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Fangirling saved me 

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Average hours of sleep: anywhere from 2-10 there is no in between 

Lucky number: 7 

Instruments: I used to play sax but I sucked so lmao 

What am I wearing: fuzzy pink butterfly pajama pants and a shirt with candy on it 

How many blankets do I sleep with: 3

Dream job: writer (of novels or movies or something idk I’m not picky) 

Dream trip: Paris 

Favorite food: anything chocolatey 

Nationality: American 

Favorite song right now: probably Dream by Imagine Dragons or Waves by Dean Lewis
I tag @who-let-the-gays-out @icy-tiger @moonfireshadow @gndrfldchld idk who else to tag sorry for being a bother

“To me, beauty is confidence. I think I’m pretty confident in the decisions and the choices I make in my personal life and career, but the same time I also let my fans know that, just like them, I have insecurities. I have moments when I don’t feel good about myself. I think people can forget that, at the end of the day, I’m just a normal girl dealing with lots of the same issues as them.”

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To me, beauty is confidence. I think I’m pretty confident in the decisions and the choices I make in my personal life and career, but the same time I also let my fans know that, just like them, I have insecurities. I have moments when I don’t feel good about myself. I think people can forget that, at the end of the day, I’m just a normal girl dealing with lots of the same issues as them.

anonymous asked:

do you think z's habit of denying her rs, whether with trevor or tom, is because shes still in contract with disney? because i remember selena gomez did that a lot too when she was in disney

Maybe in the beginning but her responses during Sway interview made it clear that she was so proud of herself by lying/denying/hiding and basically fooling people and thinks it “worked”, so she is doing now the only strategy she has used and the only strategy that she thinks will work.

Homegirl also once said in an interview while she was still with Trevor that she would never experience a heartbreak because she makes good, wise choices and the interviewer pretty much was like “my dear naive child”. And fast forward to two years later her heart got broken by her cheater ex.

In a lot of ways she has a know-it-all attitude about life when she still is so young and should perhaps get better guidance about certain things and not from employees who will say or do things to appease her. Just my opinion. But I think she is very stubborn and the only way she will change strategy is if they get caught. Until then, hide, deny ……rinse and repeat.