Start your Halloween Weekend off with my current playlist

 

Disclaimer: I promise there will be no Monster Mash mentioned below. 😉 

Hey, babes!

Happy almost Halloween! For those of you who will be dressing up this weekend and heading out, happy Halloween weekend to you! Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party, or getting ready to go to one, the music that you play always set the tone.

Start your Halloween Weekend off right by jamming out to some of the songs I can’t stop listening to recently:

High On Life Martin Garrix ft. Bonn // Tequilawine– Olivia O’Brien

REDMERCDES by Animè // I Like It by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin

Without Me by Halsey // Kiss and Make Up by Dua Lipa and BLACKPINK

Fux With the Boy (Remix) by Young & Devine // Motiv8 by J.Cole

Stay Together by Noah Cyrus // Drew Barrymore by Bryce Vine

What If by Kane Brown and Lauren Aliana // Ride by TimeFlies

If you’re in the mood for some throwbacks, check out my previous must-have weekend playlist from summer 2016.

Be safe this weekend!

What songs can you not stop listening to right now? Comment below and let me know!

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Head into the weekend with my current playlist

My weekend playlist

So confession time… I usually mooch off of two of my best friends’ Spotify playlists. Why make my own when Paul has the perfect country and going out playlists and Lo has everything I need when I want to drive with the windows down or cry over a boy with a giant container of chocolate icing?

However, I finally decided to make my own playlist for going out in the summer and I can’t.stop.listening.to.it. Even if I’m not going out, whether it’s in the car, the shower, or going for a run, I’m blasting this playlist!

I’ve added and adjusted to it, making it the perfect playlist for you to jam out to this weekend when you’re getting ready to go out with all of your friends (shoutout to everyone who’s back at school with their friends, I’m having serious graduate FOMO).

Here are some of my top picks for your pre-game playlist this weekend:

Closer by The Chainsmokers and Halsey // Girls Like by Tinie Tempah // My PYT by Wale //

How I Want Ya – Dawin Remix by Hudson Thomas // Bad Intentions by Niykee Heaton //

Does Ya Mama Know? (Dance Like That) #HEYNOW by 99 Percent // Sex by Cheat Codes 

Grove St. Party by Waka Flocka Flame // Say My Name by ODESZA //

R U Crazy – Radio Edit by Conor Maynard // Cold Water by Major Lazer and Justin Bieber //

I Can’t Stop Drinking About You – Chainsmokers Remix by Bebe Rexha //

Don’t Mind by Kent Jones // Mamacita by Travi$ Scott // White Girl by Shy Glizzy //

And of course my go-to jams that I’ve talked about in the past.

Check out the rest of the playlist here.

What songs can you not stop listening to this right now? Comment below and let me know!

 

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My must have songs for the weekend, TIDAL + your chance to see Lil Wayne

This post is sponsored by TIDAL and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Sparkle and Shine possible!

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Happy Thursday, readers!

Someone please tell me how it is already the weekend? As the weeks fly by and I get closer and closer to graduation, I live for those weekend nights of getting ready to go out with my best friends. It’s these nights, the nights I count down to starting on Sunday, that I will think back to myself, smile, and laugh about when I am in the scary real world in a few months. Which is why, to prepare for your nights of slapping the bag and dancing on table tops, I am sharing my top five pregame songs.

Jordan Belfort by Wes Walker // I’m Okay/Drinking Rum & Redbull by Beenie Man //

 Too F**cked Up To Call by 2AM Club// Doses & Mimosas by Cherub //

All Night Longer by Sammy Adams

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And to continue to aid your music needs for the weekend, I want to introduce you all to TIDAL! TIDAL, often vocally supported by Kanye, is a global music and entertainment platform. The modern, easy to use music streaming service offers a wide variety of artists, genres, and videos. TIDAL also includes live-streaming, granting uses access to celebrity-only events that Spotify and Pandora users don’t have the option of seeing. How else was I able to watch Kanye, Kim, and the rest of the Kardashian klan at the Yeezy Season three show? Plus, any true Kanye fan knows that one can only hear The Life of Pablo album on TIDAL. Need more incentive to start using TIDAL? Well, I have just that.

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TIDAL has partnered with Lil Wayne to promote community service among college students. Sparkle and Shine is joining them, too!

Until February 29th, all undergrad college students at a four-year university can participate in TIDAL’s Social Wave for Change competition. Students must publicly post a photo or video of them completing any type of community service act (such as one participating in QTHON or your school’s version of the dance marathon) on their Instagram page or onto TIDAL’s Facebook wall. In the post, each student must include #TIDALXChange, their school name, and tag a friend.

From there, a panel of judges selected by TIDAL will check out all the submissions to determine the finalists. Finalists will receive a silent disco event for their school. The winner will receive a Lil Wayne concert near his/her school! How cool?! Can you imagine listening to middle-school dance anthem Lollipop in person?

All participants are eligible for a 3-month complimentary subscription to TIDAL.

Find out more on the competition’s FAQ page.

I’d love to see your posts, so make sure to tag @sparkleshinesam on your Instagram posts and @Sparkle and Shine on your Facebook posts.

Enjoy the weekend!

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My Monday Musts

Happy Monday, readers!

And happy midterms week to most….

I hope you all had a great weekend – I know I sure did! It was my first weekend back at school since my knee injury and I could finally go out with my best friend.  It was so good to be back with them, doing what we like to do on the weekends, and spending my Saturday night at Quinnipiac students’ infamous Saturday night club, Toads.

Now, it’s back to reality of the craziness of school. It’s midterm week here at QU – and that means spending hours in the library, studying my note cards til I can barely see straight anymore. It’s day like these that I wish I liked coffee!

With two exams tomorrow, and one on Wednesday, I have only this weekend to look forward to. This weekend my absolute best friend, Julia, and I are going to New York City to visit our other best friend, Vanessa, at school! I am so excited for the three of us to be reunited and spend a Friday night in the best place on Earth together, NYC!

But, in the meantime,  I’ll take a study break to share with you all this week’s Monday Musts:

1. Passionately Pink for a Cure Hair Strands

Last Monday, some of my best friends and I got pink clip-in extensions to show our support for breast cancer awareness. According to the American Cancer society, about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. About 40,000 women will die from breast cancer. These are mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends. Grieving offer the loss of a loved one is one of the hardest struggles someone could possibly go through. Our $5 hair strands contributed to making a difference, and making an awareness, to changing these statistics. I am proud to be a female and proud to help fight back against cancer.

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2. Wednesday Night TV

In my previous Monday Musts, I discussed my LOVE for “Duck Dynasty.” “Duck Dynasty” airs their new episodes on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. With some of my closest guy friends, I gather around their television to watch the show. As Connor, Ben, Pat, and I finished up the episode, we decided to then watch the next show, “Bad Ink.” I never saw it before – and I quickly became obsessed. “Bad Ink” follows two Las Vegas tattoo artists who fix people’s bad tattoos – whether they were just bad choices or the original tattoo artist just did not do a good job. The show left me so amazed. So when we all planned on watching only one thirty minute episode, it turned into a 2 hour marathon. I don’t get to watch a lot of television in college, so I look forward to Wednesday night with the boys watching “Duck Dynasty” and “Bad Ink.”

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3. ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays – always has been and always will. One of my favorite parts of any holiday are the themed movies. ABC Family’s annual 13 Nights of Halloween kicks off this Saturday and I am SO excited! ABC Family always plays the greatest cliche Halloween movies that we were all raised on, such as “Hocus Pocus” and “Beetlejuice” (two of my favorite movies). Though with the craziness of my schedule, I won’t be getting to watch as much of the Halloween movie marathons as I would like, I’m just happy to know that it is on. Plus, to me, this kicks off the start of all the holidays and all the great traditions that come along with it!

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Now it’s back to studying for me…Enjoy the rest of your week, readers!