Category Archives: Life

THE STUFF OF SATURDAYS: the way we were.

hey.

It’s me again. Who else?
Lots to do today.
Finally, yes. I am doing part 2 of the UD Experiment! You should all be so proud of me. 😛

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so let’s see whats in store for today.
APPETIZER: Music of the Week Day Week
ENTREE: Nail shtuffs, again. And Part 2 of The UD Experiment.
DESSERT: Life+Contest.
DOGGIE BAG: Blurb of the Day
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appetizer

Music.

Well…I’ve decided that, again, for this post, I’m just going to do songs of the week. I’ll ramble on and on if I have to talk about bands as well, so let’s just do this.

Just a sort of warning: this week, I was pretty into screamo, so if you don’t like that kind of music, I’d choose the second, third, or fourth song. The first is definitely screamo.

The first song is…”Knives and Pens” by Black Veil Brides. I love this song, and the video, and Andy Sixx, and Andy Sixx’s hair, and Andy Sixx’s girlfriend, and Andy Sixx’s girlfriend’s hair, and Andy Sixx’s girlfriend’s band, and Andy Sixx’s girlfriend’s TV show, and Andy Sixx’s microphone-swinging skills (!!!!), and Andy Sixx’s ability to wear makeup better than most girls. So…yurrhh. And my friend thinks that the teenage boy in the video is “cah-yoot!”

The next song is also by BVB ♥ (yurh, I’m a little obsessed with them right now) and it’s soooo cute. I don’t usually like love songs and all that goopy, mushy stuff, but this song is so good. It’s called “Rebel Love Song”. ♥ *Sigh*, if only boys actually wrote songs like this for their girlfriends besides Andy and Juliet.

And…another BVB song. I love this one, it’s so acoustic and pretty(: It’s so heartfelt and beautiful! 😀

 Next up is Red Jumpsuit Apparatus! 🙂 I really like their song “False Pretense” right now, it’s really good(: Yep, merhheh(: He’s also a really good screamer, too, as well as a good singer, and that’s always nice. Just like Andy from BVB(:

That’s all for today’s music(:

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entree

Nails. Again. Whoop-dee-doop. And Part 2 of The UD Experiment.

Hey…well. I sort of lied in my last post. I know I said I would swatch the color(s) you guys voted for in the poll…but I didn’t. And there was a tie between 2 colors. One of which was pink, the other which was baby blue- neither of which are down my alley. Even in spring, I wear dark colors. Or sheer skin-color-but-better type colors. Sooo…there will be 2 NOTW’s this post, as well as Part 2 of The UD Experiment(:

Mini-Haul+NOTW+Review- Dare to Wear: Smokin’ Diva

My friend, R*, also known as the amazing chica who got me the Deborah Lippman set from my last post, as well as the Essie polishes from 2 posts back, went ahead and got this supposed dupe of Graphite from Chanel without looking for swatches. She tried it on and didn’t like it with her skin tone, but I tried it on and…I LOVED IT! Even though I’m not completely sure of the dupe-ability. Click here to see Temptalia’s swatch of Chanel Graphite. Click here to see All Laquered Up’s swatch of Graphite- her picture looks a lot more similar to Dare To Wear Smokin’ Diva.

First, the color. It’s a pewter, gold-mixed-with-silver type look with silver glass-looking flecks and hints of green, red, and yellow shimmer in it. It’s (I think) a foil (which is…my favorite thing EVER) and I loooove it(:

Let’s talk formula. It went on SUUUUUPER smoothly, no bubbles, no problems, no anything(: It dried really quickly, too, so I was able to have R* add a second coat for me (we were painting each other’s nails) pretty soon after the first, which is a great time-saver! I’m definitely going to be wearing this color again. I think it suits me(: It also dried really, really shiny, which was great! I didn’t add any top coats or base coats- nothing, and it was great, still. The only thing is, my right thumb nail and my left ring and pinky finger nails are extremely ridgy, and, I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing, made the polish look like the new magnetic polishes. You’ll see in the pictures.

Now for wear. It wore REALLY well. The following pictures are all from a week after application, and they’re basically perfect- only a tiny bit of tip wear. It started chipping in the second week, though I think it’s my fault…I smooshed my finger with a drawer, and I also have a tendency to pic at my nails.

Picture time!

My ring finger and pinky nails look magnetic-polish-y!

other hand(: my right hand never gets photographed.

In the above pictures, Smokin’ Diva looks really gold, but I assure you, it’s actually quite silver on many occasions.

Okay, fine, dark platinum. But it's still silver-ish.

In conclusion…I LOVE IT! 🙂 If you can find it, I’d recommend it. 😀

NOTW Numero Dos+Review: Essie My Way

Well…let’s just say I do not like pink. This is quite a well known fact by now, but I just wanted to reiterate. So when my friend R* got me Essie’s My Way a while back, I was not looking forward to swatching it. (Click here for the post with the pics of the bottle.)

I did it this week, though, because she said it was a one-coat, dry-fast, sheer polish, and I really didn’t have time to do more than one coat since I had school the day after.

When I put it on, it wasn’t the baby pink it was in the bottle (THANK GOD!) Instead, it went on as a your-nail-color-but-better shade, and the formula was wonderful. It went on smooth, wasn’t too thick or too thin, made no bubbles, and dried in literally NO time. Basically, I loved it! I know in the pictures it looks like clear polish, but lemme tell you…my nails were SUPER stained from constantly putting on polish without breaks, and this polish made my nails look shiny and the color nails should look. So I’m quite happy with it. 🙂

This first pic is from the day I painted it(: As you can see, it’s suuuuper shiny and awesome.

Day 1(: And it's from my Instagram(:

The next few pictures are from over a week later. (They were painted on Sunday, 3/11, and these pics are from Tuesday, 3/20.) They are, as of now, less shiny (though still shiny, no doubt), and grown out a lot. The best thing was, though…NO CHIPS AND BARELY ANY TIP WEAR. My nails look almost perfect still! I swear, even boys will be like “WHOA!” My friend K* and I were hanging out on Saturday (3/17) and he was all “Your nails are, like, really shiny.” I was cracking up(: Ah, boys. Don’t they know what nail polish is? Girls don’t naturally have colorful nails, brah.

Other hand(: Right hand photo op, LOL. 😀 My fingers look hella weird, don't mind them.

Ignore what it says on my hand, it doesn't affect anything...
But it says "Scream me a love song" if you're wondering.

Yay! I love it! SO GO BUY IT IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR PERFECT HAND MODEL NAILS! 🙂

 The UD Experiment: Part 2. Be excited.

This time, I decided to test out the wear of “Zero” which is Urban Decay’s, according to Sephora, “black”. That’s it, just black- nothing special. It’s not glittery or super-dooper black. Just, you know. Regular, old, one-word black. So here we go!

I took a picture right after I put it on! Here it is(:

I took that pic right after I put it on. As you can see, it’s pretty opaque, and definitely black. It’s not as black as some eyeliners I’ve seen, but it’s pretty up there. It went on creamy and smoothly (none of that awful back-and-forth drag that’s slightly painful) and it set pretty quickly which was wonderful. It didn’t set so quickly that I couldn’t smudge it if I wanted to, but it did set(:

Woahh, my hand looks red.

This next picture (above) was taken 3 hours after the first picture. It has clearly faded a LOT, but it’s still there. It sank into the wrinkles of my hand, but a lot of it had rubbed off already.

It's a different sweater from the first pic, I swear.

This is the last pic I took. It is 19 hours after application. It’s still there, though even more faded, and it settled into my hand’s wrinkles even more. It’s hanging in there!

So here’s the overview: it’s black, but not the most pigmented black I’ve ever seen (UD’s Perversion is a lot blacker), it’s smooth and creamy(:, it wears for good while (not the longest wear ever, but it’s good), and it did stay on my hand for the advertised 24 hours. 🙂 It’s a good eyeliner, but I’m still on the search for the perfect black.

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dessert

Life+Contest.

Oh, hi. Yeah, I’m just gonna talk about my life because I’m egotistical like that. Enjoy! And please tell me about your guys’s life as well(: It’ll be a pow-wow of fun.

Life as I know it.

I’m just going to blurt out a bunch of random things that are going on in my life right now. They might be completely unrelated, so just bear with me.

  • Don’t you just love it when a new kid comes to school and all the girls lose the ability to think straight because “HE’S SOOOO CUTE!!!”?
  • Woooo, math competitions and music tests! Hurray. Not really.
  • I don’t do math homework, and therefore just get a bunch of zeroes. Wahoo.
  • Supposed to be doing homework now, but that’s not happening.
  • New kid making fun of my music taste when he likes Eminem. Who everyone agrees (at least at my school) is the worst rapper ever.
  • Watching videos on YouTube. 🙂 Laughing out loud so hard that you choke. Family thinks you’re insane. (What is my life about?)
  • Listening to Bullet for My Valentine because the band’s name reminds you of My Chemical Romance.
  • Writing stuff on your hands with pen and washing it off before your parents can see. Your friend tells you you’re going to die from ink poisoning.
  • Drawing a heart with eyeliner on your hand for a blog post. ♥
  • Getting ready for the Scholar Quiz tournament at my school(: Ju’s not on my team. 😦 But that’s okay! Good luck to us both, hopefully.
  • Wishing unicorns were real.
  • Instagram-ing a bunch on one day and forgetting for the rest of the week. Sorry, followers. xP
  • Getting my report card and freaking out because I got an A+ in a class I thought I got a B in. 😀

And, last but not least, the most important thing…like, ever.

I GOT MY WISDOM TEETH OUT ON 3/23/12! So I’ve been feeling really crappy this weekend, and that’s the reason for this late post.
I’ve also been forbidden from painting my nails for a week (basically until next Friday) because of the fumes and nausea issues, but I’ll get back to swatching as soon as I can. 🙂 Thanks for all the support, Cece and Ju(: ♥

Also, the reason for the name of this post. Don’t you ever wish things were the way they were? Like when we were kids, and no matter what you were, you were cute? You could say anything and you’d still be “adorable”. *Sigh*.

That’s all I can think of for now! Yeah(: I hope you guys don’t mind me just talking about my life. 😀 Tell me if you do. I’ll stop.

Contest.

ANOTHER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE CONTEST.

Avery of InkTrack officially withdrew from the contest in the last challenge. She said “I don’t stand a chance with DIY against those other girls. They’re all amazing bloggers and I’m just an author.”

So…we only had to eliminate 1 other person!

I’m sorry, but…this week’s eliminated contestant was…Lauren of Life in Couture.

The picture you post on your blog (the panda one) wasn’t yours, which is plagiarism and a bit of a false lead. It made us think that that was the way our lips would look. You should have post your own pics on your blog. Also, the pics you sent to our emails had comments that said things along the lines of “I didn’t like the crab turnout”. If you didn’t like your own turnout, how do you expect us to want to recreate it?

Cece, your tutorial was AMAZING. I loved, loved, LOVED the polish rehab idea. Totally going to do that! The pictures were gorgeous, too. I’m making over my room soon and I have a feeling I might do these jars(:

Randy…your duct tape pencil case was fabulous! I paid my classmate to make a duct tape wallet last year and I loved it, and I’ve been curious to learn how to do those ever since(: Basically, you did what I asked for in my last post and dazzled us!

So here are the scores: 0/50 for Avery (she withdrew), 10/50 for plagiarism of 1 picture as well as lack of originality (you even said that it was your friend’s idea), 40/50 for Randy (it wasn’t that original of an idea, there were a bunch of tutorials online already, but it was well-written and everything else we asked for) and 50/50 for Cece. It was well-written, your rehab idea was SUPER original, easy to understand, had beautiful pics, and Ju and I recreated it with no problem! 🙂

The next challenge is for Cece and Randy only, and will decide our final victor and the receiver of our grand prize.

Further details will be on the Contest! page, and, remember, just like last time, to…

DAZZLE US! 🙂 ♥

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doggie bag

Blurb of the Day

I, sadly, didn’t find any pictures this week that were exceedingly funny, but I did find a video. 🙂 Des and Nate are awesome and hilarious and I love them and their epic hair and piercings. They’re also a bit nerdy, and I have a thing for funny, good-looking, nerd-gamers(: (See dansisnotonfire, AmazingPhil, and crabstickz.)

I honestly can’t remember if there’s cussing in this video (I was laughing too hard LOL), so forgive me if there is.

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That’s all for today’s meal, folks!
Thanks for reading!
Please comment and/or like if you think it’s worthy!

ex oh ex oh, less than three,

~janine

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THE STUFF OF SATURDAYS: happy birthday to me.

hey.

Look alive, sunshine.
109 in the sky, but the pigs won’t quit.
You’re here with me, Dr. Death Defying.

Just kidding! It’s Janine!
∞ points to you if you know where that’s from, though(:

Here it is, as promised, my next post. Albeit a tad late (sorry, blame the computer virus), and quite long, but I hope you all enjoy! A billion ♥’s to you all for being patient(:

Also, ahead of time…I’m sorry, I know this post is long. 2,036 words, but read it anyway! PLEASE! I’ll send you free…pencil sharpeners? Oh, I don’t know…xD

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so let’s see whats in store for today.
APPETIZER: Music of the Week Day Week
ENTREE: So much stuff… [Nails+Haul+Birthday+UD Experiment+Contest]
DESSERT: My Unhealthy Obsession
DOGGIE BAG: Blurb of the Day
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appetizer

Music.

My Chemical Romance. 

I know what you’re thinking…what happened to that amazing organization and the breaking down into groups? Well, this week, I took a hike down the MCR trail.

I’ve known their music for a loooong time, as long as I’ve liked punk-pop-emo stuff. I just never really got into them, until now. Before, I was all, “Oh, My Chemical Romance. Yeah, I know them. They’re songs are…a’ight.” But now, if you ask me about them, I’ll probably squeal (which I never do), and yell “IT’S TIME TO DO IT NOW AND DO IT LOUD! KILLJOYS UNITE!” or something along those lines. Yes, I know I’m super embarrassing, jeez.

A list of my favorite MCR songs by album…

From Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge: Helena [I love this song SO SO SO much!], I’m Not Okay, The Ghost of You, Thank You for the Venom, and Cemetery Drive.

From The Black Parade: Dead!, Welcome to the Black Parade [Love this one too! ], I Don’t Love You [So sad, but so amazingly brilliant! ], Cancer [Also supremely sad, but an awesome song ], Teenagers, Disenchanted, and Famous Last Words [SO GOOD THAT MY BRAIN EXPLODED!].

From Danger Days: Na Na Na, Sing, and The Kids from Yesterday [All of these are such brilliant songs, I don’t even know what to say.] I haven’t really listened much to Danger Days yet, so forgive me, I don’t have much to say. Sorry! I’ll definitely update you all on my progress, though, LOL. The Glee cover of Sing murdered my ears, though. They completely butchered it. HATEHATEHATE it! No offense, Gleeks.

Another song I’ve been loving is “Face Down” by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. I’ve known this song for a long time, and was SO fantabulously excited when a contestant for our contest sent me this song on her playlist!

Thus concludes our weekly music-fest and appetizers. Let’s go on to our entree.

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entree

So much stuff…[Nails+Haul+Birthday+UD Experiment+Contest]

NOTW+Revlon Scandalous+Cherries in the Snow (Continued)

Nails of the Week…hm. Well, I actually haven’t painted my nails in 2 weeks, seeing as I just had to go ahead an break 2 of my nails again. Freaking awesome, considering I’m becoming somewhat known for doing music+nail posts!

I guess I’ll continue with reviewing some polishes from last week’s post. One thing I forgot to mention, while the other, I hadn’t experienced yet.

Remember Revlon Scandalous? That black-and-pink-glitter polish? [Click here if you don’t remember.] Most of my readers loved it, and even I liked it (rare, since pink is my least favorite color)! Well………

It was a byotch to take off. For reals. I got pink glitter EVERYWHERE (glitter was falling out off of me, and I didn’t even know it was there), and it took FOREVER to get off. The glitter caught on the cotton balls, and it was awful. 2 hours, an entire bag of cotton balls, a TON of nail polish remover, and a sink full of blackish-grey water and pink glitter later, it was off my nails.

Apparently, to take glitter polishes off, you’re actually supposed to do something with tin foil and acetone, but I couldn’t find the foil… -_- If you do, however, have locatable foil, you should definitely give this one a go!

As for Revlon Cherries in the Snow, that gorgeous red 1-coater jelly-creme (it’s a jelly in the first coat, but a creme if you add more) was also pretty bad during removal. It turned my fingers all red, and it stained my nails red! It looked like I’d dipped my fingers into blood and tried, unsuccessfully, to wipe it off. So, guys, be aware! It’s amazingly purty and has an awesome formula, but you might get serial-killer hands.

Thank you, Christmas! [Polish Haul]

More on nails! These polishes I got for Christmas from assorted people! [I got other stuff, too, but I want to show you a sneak peek of some polishes I’ll be swatching soon! Also, this haul is not to brag, like I said…sneak peek.]

First off, here are the polishes Ju got me! Sephora by OPI: I’m With Brad and Teal We Meet Again. I’m With Brad is a metallic blackened red, and Teal We Meet Again is a metallic blackened teal…Love them both!

Then there’s Pa A16, which my friend M* gave me. The pictures do NOT do this polish justice. In person, it’s a metallic gold with a hint of red micro-glitter in it as well. But, by far, the best part is…there are mini holographic flakies in it. I love flaky glitter, and this polish is amazing! (I know you totally can’t see the flakies, sorry!)

The last polishes are thanks to my friend, R*, who is AMAZING, and an even bigger nail junkie than I am! She gave me 6, yes SIX, Essie polishes, as well as the well-loved Seche Vite top-coat! The colors are Loophole (metallic silver), Russian Roulette (classic red creme), Jamaican Me Crazy (shimmery fuchsia- though I’ll probably never wear it since it’s pink), Borrowed and Blue (gorgeous baby blue creme), and My Way (light pink).

Just click the pics to enlarge them! Sorry, the last few pictures are from one of the next segments, ignore that for now! 

Birthday Wishes! 😀

In case you didn’t know, it’s my birthday month. I’m also an Aquarius, so obviously my birthday is around now (not telling the actual date in case of creepers…but click here to find out more about me!) I have a few wishes that can’t go on my wishlist though…(click here for Ju and I’s wishlist), so here we go!

3,500 views on P&P- as of 5:52, January 26, 2012, we only need 76 more views!
350 comments- as of the same time, we only need 18 more comments!
40 blog followers-  we only need 4 more!
150 views on my Alicia blog- I only need 38 more! (Click here to go to my RP blog!)
25 comments on my Alicia blog- I only need 5 more!
10 blog followers- I only need 3 more!

It’d be the best birthday present ever if you guys could help me out and make my wishes come true! xoxo(:

The…wait for it…Urban Decay Experiment.

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the high-end makeup brand Urban Decay, and their famous eyeliner pencils. I’m also sure you’ve contemplated buying their stuff. Here I am, showing you the truth about Urban Decay liners, with swatches and pictures galore! (The colors I’m showing you are Ransom, an iridescent purple, and Mildew, a shimmery forest green.)

Here’s 2 layers of Ransom, and 1 layer of Mildew! Mind you, Ransom was freshly swatched, while Mildew had been on my hand overnight already (so it was on my hand for about 8 hours already!) Mildew is doing pretty good! It looks EXACTLY the same as when it was just swatched. If you wanted to wear this to school, it would definitely stay on. Sorry, I don’t have a just-swatched pic of Mildew.

The next picture is from 11 hours later. Ransom is now 11 hours old, and Mildew has been on there for 19 hours. NINETEEN. Amazing! Ransom’s holding up pretty well, but Mildew has clearly begun to fade.

This is 28 hours after the last picture. Both have faded (quite a bit), but considering this is close to/over 2 days later (45 hours for Ransom, 53 for Mildew), this is AMAZING. Definitely try these eyeliners!

This is 17 hours after the last picture. The eyeliner is almost completely gone (in person you can see a teensy bit of it clinging on), but it’s done for. Ransom has been on for 62 hours, and Mildew has been on for 70 hours. Impressive! 😀

Thus concludes the Urban Decay Experiment. Results: GO TRY IT OUT!
Next week, I’ll be testing out Urban Decay Binge, a shimmery midnight blue! 

Contest Information!

If you haven’t entered the contest, well…it’s too late now! All slots are full! (Jill entered, but not by comment…Oh, I don’t know, as Ju.) The contest is now closed. If you are entered…all your playlists are due on Saturday, January 28th! Please, please, please remember a title! It’s worth 10 points! And Ju and I really don’t want to have to chase you down to get the title!

The next challenge will be posted on Saturday, so wait for that! We’ll also eliminate someone, and their name will be crossed off the list of contestants! Good luck! There will be a section where we will post the scores of everyone’s playlists!

That’s all for the main course! Now we can go ahead and eat our desserts!
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dessert

My Unhealthy Obsession

What is it, you may ask? No, what I’m talking about is not nail polish (though that is ONE of my obsessions…but that’s quite obvious). It’s YouTube. [Click the green underlined usernames/video names to go to the channels/videos! Or play the embedded videos, they’re all amazing, I promise!]

Not all of YouTube either…I’m particularly obsessed with funny British guys. Oh, dear God. I’ve known charlieissocoollike (and his roommate, nerimon, for a SUPER long time, but probably 6 or 7 months ago, I was watching “Coming Out (Charliebot)“, and he linked to a guy named crabstickz who was just as, if not more, brilliant, just with less subscribers, and I TOTALLY love him! Just recently, though, through crabstickz, I found AmazingPhil, who is, as his name says, AMAZING. But the previously listed aren’t even my biggest obsession yet.

danisnotonfire. Yep, the one with the fringe and the *gasp* tan. He’s hilarious [and sooooo nice to look at(;] so go check him out! He and AmazingPhil also have a collab channel: superamazingproject. PLEASE WATCH THE EMBEDDED VIDEOS! You don’t have to, but come on… they all have sexy British accents. 😛 Go subscribe to them if you like them!

Dan is the one on the left, with the brown hair(: I especially love the Titanic reenactment! 😀

This is possibly my all-time favorite danisnotonfire video! He’s so funny and fake-serious!(: And his hat…it’s AWESOME!!!!!

Dan’s on the very left, Phil’s in the Dr. Pepper shirt, Crabstickz (Chris) is on Phil’s other side, and PJ is on the right!

My two favorite AmazingPhil videos!

And, last but not least, my favorite Crabstickz videos!

His Owen Wilson accent…it’s so surreal… *_*

Part of the Bad Occupation series, but this is by far my favorite!

The best Crabstickz video EVER. EVERRR!!!!!!! Yeah…Chris looks good in black-and-white. 😉

Another amazing video! Just go check out his channel, all his videos are amazing. Same for Dan and Phil! PLEASE(:

Hope you enjoyed this segment of my favorite videos! I might start a section as part of “Blurb of the Day” with my favorite video of the week. [I’ll limit it to just one video, I promise.] Please vote on whether or not I should do this!

Please vote! 😀

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Blurb of the Day

Going on with the YouTube addiction theme…today’s blurb is a video! This guy is awesome! I’ve been subbed to his channels for at least a year! He does make-up-related videos and other stuff, too. He’s always really funny, and its awesome! Here’s an example:

Hope you liked the vids! 😛 The link to his channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ScottieSparkles

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That’s all for today’s meal, folks!
Sorry that it’s a bit late. Stupid computer virus.
Thanks for reading!
Please comment and/or like if you think it’s worthy!
ex oh ex oh, less than three,

~janine

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WEDNESDAY WORDIES: Walking in a Winter Wonderland [I know…its not a Wednesday…:P]

Hello my Jujubes,

So guess what?  Just guess! I’m going to be blogging it up on here!

I have a lot of time and a computer.  You know what that means, right?

THE 12 DAY OF BLOGMAS 😀

I will have a page just for it!  Evon is doing it on her Youtube channel as well, so I shall put both on that page.  By the time I post this I will have already posted it, but yeah!  I’m excited 😀

[Update 11/22: We have stopped updating the page due to lack of viewers/utter laziness of writers, but Evon is still doing Vlogmas on her beauty channel, so go check that out!  BTW, we will be doing a giant collaboration post for Christmas/New Years, which will be up soon!]

So today, as promised, will have two beauty parts!  And some polls 😀

BTW, can you guys wait for Christmas? I know I can’t!  (:

~✮~Dark Blue~✮~

Verse: Polly Wolly Polls!

Chorus: Review: Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus

Verse Numero 2: Skincare Spectaculars and Haircare Hopefuls

Bridge:  A Rant on Fake People

Verse:

I have (I have) you breathing down my neck (breathing down my neck)
I don’t (don’t know) what you could possibly expect under this condition so
I’ll wait (I’ll wait) for the ambulance to come (ambulance to come)
Pick us up off the floor
What did you possibly expect under this condition so

Polly Wolly Polls:

So, as you can tell, I decorated P&P for the holiday season!  But I want your opinion…

Also, me and Janine have decided on a new posting schedule.  I will post every other Wednesday, Janine will post every other Saturday (the week I post, she won’t post), and Evon will post on any day that isn’t close to ours (at least 3-4 days apart) Do you guys like this? Or would your rather have something different?

Chorus:

Slow down.. this night’s a perfect shade of
Dark blue (dark blue)
Have you ever been alone in a crowded room when I’m here with you
I said the world could be burning (burning) down
Dark blue (dark blue)
Have you ever been alone in a crowded room well I’m here with you
I said the world could be burning ’til there’s nothing but dark blue..
Just dark blue

REVIEW- Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus:

[Sorry for use of generic pics, I couldn’t get the pics from my camera onto my computer]

I just bought this lip balm a few days ago at Target for about 4 dollars.  After trying it out for the past few days, I have collected enough opinions and points about the product to do a review!

So, the lip balm comes in a cardboard tube that kind of  looks like an actual lip balm.  Even Janine thought it was…at first.  Until I broke the news to her.  I felt like I was her Santa wasn’t real….to which she responds “SANTA’S NOT REAL??!” (She knows Santa’s not real…BTW SHE’S RIGHT NEXT TO ME )

The lip balm itself is great, it’s very moisturizing and smooth.  However, I wished it had the normal Burt’s Bees smell than the sickly sweet flower smell.

It doesn’t go on very opaque, it’s very sheer. However, it gives a nice healthy look to the lips, which I really like.

Overall, I would recommend it to all you guys if you was a moisturizing lip balm with a nice moisturizing texture that gives the lips a healthy color

Verse Numero 2:

This flood (this flood) is slowly rising up swallowing the ground
Beneath my feet, Tell me how anybody thinks under this condition so
I’ll swim (I’ll swim) as the water rises up, the sun is sinking down
And now all I can see are the planets in a row
Suggesting it’s best that I slow down

Skincare Spectaculars and Haircare Hopefuls:

SKINCARE SPECTACULARS:

BEST DAY MOISTURIZER:

The Winner:

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

This moisturizer is awesome!  I love how it sinks in quickly and adds moisture at the same time.  It doesn’t feel greasy, and is super refreshing when you wake up in the morning!

BEST NIGHT CREAM:

The Winner

Benefit B-right Total Moisture Cream

This is more of a heavy duty moisturizer for the night time.  It pretty much surges moisture into my skin, which is amazing for me since my skin refuses to not be dry usually!   I only have a mini size currently, but I am definitely going to buy the full size!

BEST CLEANSER:

The Winner:

L’oreal Go 360 Clean for Sensitive Skin

This does a great job of really throughly cleaning my skin and ridding my pores of oil and dirt.  It also doesn’t irritate my skin like most cleansers, and doesn’t completely dry out my already flaky face.

BEST EXFOLIATER:

The Winner

St.Ives Apricot Scrub – Acne Clearing

I love this scrub so so so much.  It helps me with my occasional breakouts, rubs away my dry skin, and makes my skin feel baby soft without me feeling like I’m using rocks to tear my skin off 😀

BEST LIPBALM:

CO Bigelow Rose Salve

This stuff is amazing for making chapped lips smooth and un-flaky.  It really sends moisture to your lips without feeling too greasy.

HAIRCARE HOPEFULS

Shampoo of the Moment:

Sexy Straight Hair Shampoo

This shampoo is okay.  I feel like I have to use it multiple times in one shower (by that I mean twice) to make my hair actually feel clean.  Overall, it’s not worth the 12 dollars I bought it for.

Conditioner of the Moment:

Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner:

I LOVE this conditioner.  It’s pretty much a life saver for my ends, because I’m growing it out so it tends to be dry.  I love love love it, and definitely recommend it!

Favorite Heat Protectant:

KQC Thermal Shine Heat Protectant:

I really like how it adds shine and protects my hair when I use heat.  I can’t really say much for this since I don’t know if it works or not :/ lol.

Favorite Hair Treatment:

Josie Maran Argan Oil:

Best freaking haircare thing I have ever, ever purchased.  It adds a beautiful shine to my hair, and helps my dry ends so, so much.

Bridge:

We were boxing
We were boxing the stars
We were boxing (we were boxing)
You were swinging for Mars
And then the water reached the West Coast
And took the power lines (the power lines)
And it was me and you (this could last forever)
And the whole town under water
There was nothing we could do
It was dark blue

A Rant on Fake People:

You know what makes me laugh?  When people are so threatened by you that they start throwing accusations in your face.

But you know what they say:  “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words cannot hurt me.”

But words can hurt my blog.  So, to protect my baby (my blog is practically my child; I love it to pieces!), I am going to respond.

I am practically in a fit of rage right now.  Minus the fit part, but I make up the physical part with the mental frustration.

I’m not going to say names.  You are just going to have to guess.

Why would I be threatened by a freaking biotch who can’t write her own posts and be truthful and real to her loyal subscribers?

I’m not going to explain myself to you.  You don’t deserve one.

Sorry about that guys.  I just have to address this certain someone.  They know who they are.

Well, that completes my post!  I hope you guys enjoyed!

With Love,

Juju

juliannaofca@gmail.com

@guesswhatitsju

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THE STUFF OF SATURDAYS: it’s not a saturday. i know.

hey.

Yes. I’m aware it’s not a Saturday, okay?

Jeez.

Hello, my dahhh-ling pretty-in-punks! Here’s another post!

I’m doing the tag that Ju did in her last post. I loved the questions and I thought it’d be a good way to get to know me! (LOLZ I’m so egocentric!)

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so let’s see what’s in store for today.

APPETIZER: Music of the Week Day Week

ENTREE: That tag from Ju’s last post.

DESSERT: Life as I know it.

DOGGIE BAG: Blurb of the Day

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appetizer

Music.

Song of the Week Day Week

This week, it’s gotta be “Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes” by Fall Out Boy. Love the lyrics: “Imperfect boys with their perfect lives, nobody wants to hear you sing about tragedy”, “I’m a loose bolt of a complete machine”, and “What a match- I’m half-doomed and  you’re semi-sweet”. ♥

My Favorite Band (of the Moment)

BOWLING FOR SOUP! Yeah, baby! Love their classic “1985”, as well as “Almost”, and “Girl All the Bad Guys Want”.

(Picture from: blogs.dallasobserver.com)

Not much else to say about that…

Bands I’ll Always Listen To. No Matter What. This Week’s Edition: ALL TIME LOW PART 2 AND PANIC! AT THE DISCO!

So I realized that, in last week’s post, I basically just talked about Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, and didn’t say any of the songs I liked. “Break Your Little Heart”, “Damned If I Do Ya”, “Six Feet Under the Stars”, “Dear Maria, Count Me In”, “Stella”, “Hello Brooklyn”, “Jasey Rae”, “Coffee Shop Soundtrack”, and “Stay Awake” are some of my favorites. “I Feel Like Dancing” is amazing as well! Love the video!

Here’s the lyrics video to “Break Your Little Heart”, which is my all-time favorite song!

Now for Panic! at the Disco! I love them so much, I wrote “PANIC! AT THE DISCO ♥” on my binder! Their music videos are FANTABULOUS and so are their songs…and so is BRENDON URIE! 😛 I love “Nine in the Afternoon”, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”, “The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage”, “Nails for Breakfast, Tacks for Snacks”, “Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off”, “The Ballad of Mona Lisa”, “Ready To Go”, “Build God, Then We’ll Talk”, “The Green Gentleman”, “New Perspective”, and, last but not least, “London Beckons Songs About Money Written by Machines”. PHEW! Here are some of their songs/music videos.

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‘Cuz We’re Freaky Like That- Ju’s 15 Weird Questions Tag!

1. What’s a nickname only your family calls you?

Uh…hm. LZ! It means lazy. My dad and my brother call me that! Weird? Definitely.

2. What’s a weird habit of yours?

I cross my legs twice, instead of the regular once? I run my fingers through my hair a lot, too, which is supposed to cause your hair to get more oily, but I do it anyway. I know, I’m such a REBEL! LOL(:

3. Do you have any weird phobias?

Spiders. But not in the traditional sense. I’m scared of swallowing spiders in my sleep. I’m also ridiculously afraid of cameras pointed in my direction that are not in my hand. (Basically, I’m scared of getting pictures taken of me.)

4. What’s a song you secretly love to blast and belt out when you’re alone?

Price Tag by Jessie J! As much as I claim to hate mainstream music (which I do), I love that song! It’s just so catchy! I also love Best Friend by Jason Chen! I belt out Mr. Know It All by Kelly Clarkson all the time, not sure why. 🙂

5. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?

I have a lot of them. I HATE it when people eat in front of me and I don’t have anything to eat. Also hate it when people are hypocrites and they don’t realize it, or they try to take a picture of me. I get super irritated when I close a door, and then somebody comes in, leaves, and doesn’t close the door again.

6. What’s one of your nervous habits?

I pick at my nail polish, and at the end of the week, my nails are destroyed.

7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?

The middle?

8. What was your first stuffed animal and it’s name?

I had a stuffed dinosaur. I got it the day I was born, so I don’t really remember what I named it…It got retired really quickly, because I became obsessed with Beanie Babies. xD

9. What drink do you ALWAYS order at Starbucks?

A strawberry smoothie or a hot chocolate. I hate the aftertaste of coffee, so I never EVER order that! 😛

10. What’s the beauty rule you preach…but never ACTUALLY practice?

“Always use a base coat and a top coat!” I’m too lazy to actually do this step, and I know it’s not good for me… but I don’t do it.

11. Which way do you face in the shower?

All directions? I don’t know…I spin around in the shower. (Not quickly. I’d fall over. I’m SUPER clumsy.)

12. Do you have any weird “body skills”?

I can make a tongue taco and cross my legs twice, but that’s about the extent of my abilities. *SHAME*

13. What’s your favorite “comfort food”/food that’s “bad” but you love to eat it anyways?

ICE CREAM! Of almost any flavor! If it’s cold, creamy, and sweet, chances are, I’ll eat it! ♥

14. What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?

I don’t know…I tend to make up a lot of phrases and then forget them. But I’m really sarcastic, so I tend to just say the opposite of what I happen to be thinking.

15. Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing?

A giant t-shirt and shorts! Yes, even in winter. If I wear long pants to sleep, I get nightmares of getting ensnared in a trap and getting captured. And then I get no sleep. No sleep=CRANKY JANINE!

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Life as I know it.

I’m officially a nerd. I went to a math competition on Saturday and I got a trophy. Gah, this doesn’t help my reputation as the punky chick! LOL(:

Also I was going to paint my nails today, but I broke the tops off 2 nails and now I have short, ugly nails.

This is the worst dessert ever, and I know it. Sorry. I promise there will be a better post next week!

PS: I’m singing on TV on December 20, in Chinese and Swahili. SHOOT ME NOW! GRRRRRRRRRRRR.

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Blurb of the Day

Stand Back, I'm A Professional

(Picture from: snorgtees.com)

Ba-da-ba-ba-bum, I’m lovin’ it!

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That’s all for today, folks! Thanks for reading!

Love to all my dahhh-ling Janinjas,

ex oh ex oh, less than three,

~janine

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Let’s Get Freaky!

Hello Jujubes,

So I went to the store today, and guess what I saw? A CANDY CALLED “JUJUBES”.  I bought them and they taste pretty good!  Their multicolored chewy candies  😀 Awesome or what?

Well, this week was…better than last week!  I got rubbers bands for my braces.  Stupid braces…

Now my teeth AND jaw hurt.  And then my head hurts from all the jaw aches.

ANYWAYS, today’s song is…

~✮~Misery Business~✮~

Verse: My Life in a Nutshell

Refrain: Get Your Freak On! 15 Weird Question Tag

Chorus: QOTD

Verse:

I’m in the business of misery,
Let’s take it from the top.
She’s got a body like an hourglass that’s ticking like a clock.
It’s a matter of time before we all run out,
When I thought he was mine she caught him by the mouth.

My Life in a Nutshell:

So this past week was pretty exciting, for my life, which is very boring usually.

Thursday 11/24: Thanksgiving! I just chilled out and went to a family gathering.  I ate way too much (not uncommon on Turkey Day!)  I had turkey (duh), rice (ay-sian) with gravy, stuffing, salmon sashimi (raw salmon, kind of like sushi), california roll (sushi!!), burrito (it was a giant burrito cut into small pieces (:), pumpkin bread (I made it 😀 it was pretty good too), a little bit of pumpkin and banana cream pie (HEAVEN <3), and homemade mochi (my grandma makes the BEST).  As you can tell, I ate a LOT.  I didn’t eat dinner lol.

Friday 11/25: This day was more exciting.  I have way too many pictures so I’m going to do a gallery lol.

First we went the Universal City Walk and just walked around a little bit.  My sister’s boyfriend and I took a bunch of picture before going to the actual Universal Studios(1st row of pictures).  After we past the gate, we wanted to go on the Universal Tour because last time we went later, and the wait was long and it was super cold (2nd row of pictures).  We were lucky that the wait was only 20 minutes while we were entertained by the clips of old movies playing LOL.  My sister had a little confusion with the lines (so smart…=_=) so we had delays, but in the end we all got a seat together.  I must say so myself, our tour guide was pretty awesome!  She was bubbly and funny and made the tour that much better :).  Anyways, first we toured through all the New York City Sets where a bunch of movies (can’t remember names, I was too busy taking pics) have been filmed (Rows 3-5).  Then we went on to the main part of the tour, which is King Kong 360 3D .  I must say that it is pretty freaking intense.  The tour bus went back and forth and the 3D effects were super realistic.

After that we went to the Simpsons area went into the shop to look at the super awesome stuff!  They had these amazing cup and plushies.  I’m a sucker for that kind of stuff.

Then we went on the actual Simpsons ride, and it was….eh.   I think Back to the Future was better!

We were all hungry after the Simpsons ride, so we stopped at the near by Panda Express to get some lunch.  One word: bad.  You couldn’t make your own plate, the fried rice was burnt, and the orange chicken was dry and way too spicy.  It was a big disappointment.

Then I got Dippin’ Dots ice cream after debating about going on “The Mummy” and “Jurassic Park: The Ride”.  Being scared of heights and drops, they bought me some chocolate Dippin’ Dots ice cream.  It was delicious (:

We went to Waterworld next, and I must say good job to the pyrotechnical engineers for making water catch on fire!

Then we went to the House of Horrors, and oh.my.gawd.  It was so freaking scary.  I don’t even want to talk about it, I lost my voice when I got out because of my excessive screaming.  Dark+Flashing Lights+Random People Popping Out= Screaming Juju

Then we went to Universal City Walk once again.  I went to Lush and I got some goodies! Next week will have a haul (:

Saturday 11/26: I just chilled out, got Janine’s present (she knows what it is) and texted people.  I know, so interesting.

(Sunday is not available due to absolute boringness)

Monday 11/28: I was very sad to have to get up for my 0 period after a long weekend of sleeping in and going to bed late.  It’s school, what do you expect?  Nothing much really happened, just got a lot of homework

Refrain:

I waited eight long months,
She finally set him free.
I told him I can’t lie he was the only one for me.
Two weeks and we had caught on fire,
She’s got it out for me,
But I wear the biggest smile

 Get Your Freak On! 15 Weird Question Tag:

#1. What’s a nickname only your family calls you?

My mom and dad call me Julie, and my friends call me Ju, Juju, Jub, Jubbers, etc.

#2. What’s a weird habit of yours?

I like to put my feet on the seat and crossing my legs when I sit.  Because I am so short (4’11”), my feet usually don’t touch the ground when I sit.  Being very uncomfortable to have your feet hanging for a long period of time, I just pull them up naturally xD

#3. Do you have any weird phobias?

I have an abnormal fear that any sharp object will by accident (or on purpose) some how get to my eye and poke my eyes out/ make me blind.  Especially needles LOL.

#4. What’s a song you secretly LOVE to blast & belt out when you’re alone?

Chinese pop.  And it’s not pretty, let me tell you.  I get all the tones wrong, someone *cough cough* JANINE *cough cough* makes fun of me when she hears me belt out some random Chinese song.  LOL, good times, good times.

#5. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?

When people say I copy them.  Like come on, no one is completely original.  Ponder that a little bit.  I also can’t STAND when people try to look good to other people by putting me down.  It’s like dude, you’re just making yourself look like a total self- conscious bitch that can’t feel good about herself without putting someone down.  And when I can’t seem to remember the one word I want to use and it bugs me the whole day/night.  Has that ever happened to you guys?

#6. What’s one of your nervous habits?

I used to bite my nails when I got nervous, which is why I started to paint my nails regularly so I don’t mangle my nails into jagged stumps.  Now, I have created the habit of pealing off nail polish, and I have invested in a good top coat and base coat to prevent me from destroying my manicure XD.  Now, I just have a habit of touching my face which causes me to break out.  My nervous habits tend to not have the best outcomes…

#7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?

I sleep on the side closest to the light because I read before going to bed so I just tend to sleep there.  But I usual like to travel around my bed and sometimes I end up waking up upside-down or in some crazy position :/.

#8. What was your first stuffed animal && it’s name?

I had this moose stuffed animal which I named Moosey (I know, I was a very creative child), but I carried that thing around with me everywhere!

#9. What’s the drink you ALWAYS order at starbucks?

Starbucks Double Choclatey Chip Frappucino.  Every.single.time.  I don’t dig coffee.  But I love my fraps (:

#10. What’s the beauty rule you preach.. but never ACTUALLY practice?

Priming my eyelids before eyeshadow XD.  I don’t actually own a legitimate primer, so I don’t really use it because it doesn’t do squat.

#11. Which way do you face in the shower?

Both ways, depending what I am doing.  For example, when I’m washing my face I face the shower head, and when I’m just shaving and stuff I face away.

#12. Do you have any ‘weird’ body ‘skills’?

Well…I can flip my tongue over…thats about it.  I can’t really do anything cool…

#13. What’s your favorite ‘comfort food’/food thats ‘bad’ but you love to eat it anyways?

KFC.  Super Crispy Chicken with biscuits.  That is heaven right there.

#14. What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?

I say “Whoa, you are SO smart” *sarcasm intended* when someone does something really un-smart/ not common sens-ical.  I also like to make up words/ phrases that are totally not correct grammar.  Examples above.

#15. Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing?

I just wear a big T-shirt and some pajama pants (:  Sometimes in the summer I wear shorts instead of pants, but yeah…its pretty standard dress

Chorus

Whoa, I never meant to brag
But I got him where I want him now
Whoa, it was never my intention to brag
To steal it all away from you now

But God, does it feel so good
‘Cause I got him where I want him now
And if you could then you know you would
‘Cause God, it just feels so
It just feels so good

QOTD:

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe”

-Albert Einstein

BTW guys, sorry for my absence, I got sick, and then there was some scheduling issues.  And sorry about not beauty part in this episode of the Wednesday Wordifuls (should i call it that? comment below!), I just wasn’t feeling it.  Definitely two beauty parts in the next post though!!  Hopefully my gallery of 87 pics will quench your post thirst (:!

Have a beautiful day!

With Love,

Juju

juliannaofca@gmail.com

@guesswhatitsju


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THE STUFF OF SATURDAYS: fried chicken, fridays, and fried-days.

hey.

You. Yup, you there. Yeah, you. Screw you. WHOA. Not you! The guy behind you who’s making fun of me for eating a tub of fried chicken by myself.

So this week was just blah. It started of with a craving of fried chicken…

And ended with a lighter wallet.

Black Friday never ends well.

*****Also, I know I missed last week. I’m sorry!!! But Evon stole my posting day and I got pissed and boycotted WordPress until she apologized. So here’s last week’s post. I’ll do a short post sometime in the middle of this week! (: Love you all, my pretty-in-punks! ♥

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so let’s see what’s in store for today.

APPETIZER: Music of the Week Day Week
MORE APPETIZERS: I don’t know any other courses… Sorry. But it’s a nail polish review!
ENTREE: HOTM (Hair of the Month)+OOTD+TV Talk…Lots of Stuff
DESSERT: I should be writing a haul. I’m not. But don’t worry, it’s still about shopping.
DOGGIE BAG: Blurb of the Day

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appetizer

Music.

Song Songs of the Week Day Week

I told myself to pick ONLY 1 song every week. I swore that I would do it.

I didn’t.

Currently, one is “For a Pessimist, I’m Pretty Optimistic” by Paramore. Love the title, love the song, love the lyrics, love the band. Especially the title. Doesn’t get much better than that does it?

Paramore-For A Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic Lyrics

(Picture from: songonlyrics.com)

Also loving “Tiffany Blews” by Fall Out Boy! The Pete Wentz’s writing is amazing, especially “Oh, baby, you’re a classic, you’re like a little black dress!” I can’t decide who I like better, Pete (bassist/lyricist) or Patrick (singer/music-writer)! Here’s the lyrics video, you can check it out if you wanna!

Yeah…don’t know if there’s anything else to say about that…

Nope.

My Favorite Band (of the Moment)

The Killer! I’m a big fan of them, especially “Human”, “Smile Like You Mean It”, “Mr. Brightside”, and “Somebody Told Me”. It also helps that Brandon Flowers is nice to look at! 😉

Here’s some Killers goodness!

Bands I’ll Always Listen To. No Matter What. This Week’s Edition: ALL TIME LOW!

Okay, this goes without saying. If you know me, it’s really obvious that I’m totally in love with Alex Gaskarth (the singer), so the only possible conclusion is that I also love All Time Low. Honestly, it’s impossible not to be obsessed with them! LOOK AT ALEX GASKARTH!

(Pictures were just off Google Images…)

Here’s a pic of the whole band, how cute are they?! ♥

(Picture also Googled. xD)

Yeah, I’m done babbling about them now. 🙂 That’s all for my weekly music shnids! (Yes, I made that word up.)

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more appetizers

Nail Polish Review!

Remember my nails from my last post (and that matte polish DISASTER)? Surprisingly, this nail polish (Too Rich For You) lasted 2 weeks with only tip wear! It went on really sheer (I did 3 coats), but it was smooth and no bubbling! It also dried FANTASTICALLY SHINY. ♥ Here are some pics, definitely go out and buy this if you like the color!

Look how similar these pictures look to my last post’s pictures! It’s awesome!

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Some Saturday Stuff.

Hair of the Month!

I got a haircut on the Saturday after Black Friday, and got my stylist to curl it (not permanently)! It looked AMAZING! Sadly, it only lasted 2 days… Here’s a pic:

I’m not so keen on showing my face all over the Internet…so it’ll only be snippets! Sorry.

The day after, I wore my hair in a ponytail! It was definitely cute. Ignore my PJ shirt in the picture.

Outfit of the Day (Black Friday Outfit)

So this is my Black Friday outfit! (Obviously I have to look awesome when going out! LAWL.) This was taken the day before I got my haircut, so you can compare and see the difference! My hair was curled both days(: Also, I’m SOOO sorry that you totally can’t see my bottoms, but I was wearing Abercrombie jeggings+belt and these Roxy shoes that I’ve had for ages but I love so much! They’re army green with laces, buckles, AND zippers! I KNOW! BRILLIANT!

I’m a Where’s Waldo Princess! 😛

TV Talk

As of now, I’m totally in love with White Collar on USA. It’s amazing, and the main character reminds me of Damon, from the Vampire Diaries, who everyone knows I’m infatuated with.

The main character has a thing for fedoras, which also happen to be my favorite type of hat!

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Black Friday Shopping+Life

Black Friday Shopping

So this week, I went shopping twice- on Black Friday, and the Wednesday before that. I went to Abercrombie and, if I say so myself, HAULED LIKE NO OTHER! I was too lazy to take pictures, but trust me, it’s good stuff! In my Black Friday outfit, you can see one of the sweaters I got!

Life. Just in general.

Yup. So life is dull around here, besides the occasional HAUL OF FAME or party. And this week was no exception. This was the week of 11/21-11/27, mind you.

MONDAY: School, flute class, and a tub of fried chicken from KFC. And a lot of weird stares at the skinny girl eating a thousand calories by herself just for the sake of it.

TUESDAY: School, and then math club. Kill me now, I beg you. +÷×− for 2 hours = MENTAL DEATH.

WEDNESDAY: School for half a day (THANK GOD!) and then onto…extracurricular math class. Yes. I am aware that that was greatly anticlimactic, but that’s what happened. Another hour of math…AND FINALLY! SALVATION! Pre-Black-Friday sales and 2 chunks of Godiva chocolate later, I have a giant bag of shirtless Abercrombie men and clothes to take home as my trophy. I also started watching White Collar today. Mainly because the main character looks a lot like Damon from The Vampire Diaries, who I’m totally in LOOOOVE with.

THURSDAY: Thanksgiving! That counts for something! Outfit: Wore jeggings for the first time in my life! IN LOVE! ❤ Fine, laugh. That’s okay too. Sadly, there’s no Vampire Diaries for the next 6 weeks though!

FRIDAY: Chilling at home! More White Collar and a tin of peppermint bark- LOVE!

SATURDAY: Ditto.

SUNDAY: Church and more White Collar!

Also, update! As of 12/2, I have eaten my 2nd tub of fried chicken in 2 weeks…This does not bode well for my figure! LAWLZ (:

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Blurb of the Day

Moo, I'm A Goat

(Picture from: snorgtees.com)

Love this pic! I even used this as my Facebook profile picture for a while. 😀

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That’s all for today, folks! Thanks for reading!

Love to all my dahhh-ling Janinjas,

ex oh ex oh, less than three,

~janine

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Retail Therapy anyone?

Hello my Jujubes,
Well, I have a confession.  I was feeling a little bit off this week.  I had a pinched nerve that kept coming and going, some little annoying things started piling up and then started to piss me off, and its just not been the best week for this chick.  So I decided to do some retail therapy, and I went a little far, if I must say so myself…

~✮~Break Your Little Heart~✮~

Verse: NOTD- What’s Hot, Sparkly, and Shiny?

Refrain:  Are you a Maxxinista?

Chorus: Retail Therapy Haul

Bridge: QOTD

(changed up the Daily Tunes a little, hope it doesn’t bother you all)

Verse:

Wide awake, my mistake, so predictable
You were fake, I was great, nothing personal
I’m walking, who’s laughing now?

What’s Hot, Sparkly and Shiny?

Hmm…lets ponder together….

Oh, I know!  My nails 😀

What I’m wearing?:

The Hot Part: OPI’s Too Hot Pink to Hold ‘Em (get it, hot?), a hot pink creme that is too hot to handle

The Sparkly Part: OPI’s Servin’ Up Sparkle, a glitter polish with big holographic hex glitter and holographic microglitter.

The Shiny Part: Sally Hansen Mega-Shine Topcoat, a topcoat that seals in and adds amazing shine.

When added all together: You get this gorgeous mani that looks good with short or long nails

Refrain:

I’m wasted, wasting time
You talk for hours but you’re wasting lines
A pretty face but the chase ain’t worth the prize

Are you a Maxxinista?

Give me your answers in the comments and I’ll give you your quiz score 😀

Chorus:

I’m gonna break your little heart
Watch you take the fall
Laughing all the way to the hospital
‘Cause there’s nothing surgery can do

I’m gonna break your little heart
Show you to the door
Sew yourself shut and now you’re begging for more
‘Cause there’s nothing surgery can do
When I break your little heart in two

Retail Therapy : A Haul/ Review:

This is a huge collective haul from many retail therapy sessions.  Don’t judge me. (:

 NAIL STUFFS:

Nails Inc. Holographic 3D Glitter in Fitzroy Square

Far Back Shot

I got this polish with my sister’s Friends and Family order from Sephora.  I was hesitant to buy it with its $9.50 price tag, but with 20% off, it doesn’t hurt my wallet as bad (:

Close Up Shot

This close up shot doesn’t do any justice to this gorgeousness.  Let me get you a swatch…

Swatch from last post

Though this swatch doesn’t do much justice, you can kind of see the big chunks of dark blue glitter and the blue-ish green holographic microglitter.  It looks gorgeous on the nail (:

 Wet n’ Wild Party of the 5 Glitters

Far Back Shot

You can kind of see all the different kinds of glitter.  There is red, pink, green, blue and silver glitter in all different shapes and sizes.  It goes on kind of think, and doesn’t apply evenly.  However, with a little bit of patience and steady handling, I can get it to look nice (: People who are willing to put in the extra effort should get this because it looks so gorgeous on the nail as a top coat!

Close Up Shot

You can kind of see all the different shapes and sizes of glitter in this shot, but it’s still a whole different look when you actually see it on your nail.

Claire’s Glitter Top Coat

Far Back Shot

Close Up Shot

You can really see the holo glitter in this shot.  They all all the same size, but you could use it under Servin’ Up Sparkle to have a in your face holographic, glittery manicure.

OPI Serena Glam Set

Set in packaging. Ignore the obnoxious TJ Maxx price sticker, LOL.

I went to TJ Maxx this friday, and when I went to the beauty section, I died.  It had OPI sets.  You all know I’m the biggest nail junkie of all time, but I’m a super cheap-y too.  OPI for 4 dollars a bottle? Yes please!

Far Back Shot without packaging

You can kind of see how gorgeous these colors are, but its still not very accurate :/

Close Up Shot of Servin' Up Sparkle

Here is the best photo to show how holographic its is.  It’s all rainbow-ey (:!  This polish contains large hex glitter and  microglitter. It’s not very dense, its more of a topcoat, so I suggest wearing a base color underneath.

Close Up Shot of Grape...Set...Match! (sorry for blurry pic :/)

Ugh…this picture does no justice!  Well, Grape…Set…Match! is a metallic purple with purple toned microglitter.  It’s a duochrome that gleams blue and purple in the light.  You can kind of tell in the pic.  For application, its opaque in two coats, and I enjoy it very very much.

OPI Texas Collection Set

Set in packaging

I also got this at TJ Maxx for 10 dollars, so that would average about $2.50 per item?

Far Back Shot without packaging.

This set has OPI Y’all Come Back Ya’ Hear, OPI Too Hot Pink to Hold ‘Em, OPI Top Coat, and OPI Avoplex hand cream

Close Up Shot of Y'all Come Back Ya Hear

This picture is pretty accurate to me.  It is just a bright orange, but not quite neon, cream.

Close Up Shot of Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em

I find that this picture makes it look a little more purple than it actually is.  Pretty much, its just a super bright hot pink (:  It’s painted on my nails in the NOTD!

Close Up Shot of Top Coat

I haven’t used this yet since I want to use up my Sally Hansen Megashine Top Coat before I open this one, so you guys are gonna have to wait for a review!

Close Up Shot of Avoplex Hand Cream

 The hand cream is good at moisturizing, but I find it quite greasy and that it doesn’t absorb into the skin very well.

Close Up Shot of Avoplex Hand Cream on hand

Close Up Shot of Avoplex Hand Cream spread on hand

Close Up Shot of Avoplex Hand Cream rubbed in

As you can see, after it is rubbed in, it still looks greasy and shiny on the back of my hand.

SMELL GOOD STUFFS:

Bath and Body Works Carried Away Body Splash:

Bath and Body Works Body Splash

 This smells really good, though it’s not really for fall.  I got it at a Bath and Body Works Outlet so I would have it for the spring and summer months.  Here are the notes straight from the website because I’m horrible at describing scents:
Fragrance Top Notes: Italian Bergamot, Meyer Lemon, Mandarin, Juicy Pear Nectar, Lush Raspberries
Fragrance Mid Notes: Purple Freesia, White Tuberose, White Jasmine, Soft Violet Petal
Fragrance Base Notes: Creamy Sandalwood, Whipped Vanilla, Musk
Juicy Couture Peace, Love and Juicy Couture and Juicy Couture Original Sample Scents

Samples of Peace, Love, Juicy by Juicy Couture and Juicy Couture by Juicy Couture

I like both scents, but again, I am horrible at describing how something smells like, so I need the help of the website, again:

JUICY COUTURE ORIGINAL:

Top Notes: Watermelon, Mandarin, Passion Fruit, Bright Marigold, Green Apple, Water Hyacinth, Crushed Leaves

Mid Notes: Wild Rose, Sophisticated Princess Lily, Creamy Tuberose

Base Notes:Caramel Créme Brulée, Vanilla, Elegant Precious Woods, Patchouli

PEACE, LOVE & JUICY COUTURE:

Notes: Meyer Lemon Blossom, Wild Hyacinth, Sweet Apple Accord, Black Currant, Jasmine Absolute, Star Magnolia, Sweet Patchouli Flower

HAIR STUFFS:

Fahrenheit Heat Wave Flat Iron in Glistening Orchid

Picture of Box

First of all, it’s the bomb diggity.  The styles I do with it last forever! It’s magical.

Flat Iron in Box

Also, I kind of like the color! I’m not into pink for this is metallic and awesome.

Picture of Features

The features and also pretty cool!  And I got it for $20 (originally supposed to be $120).  IS THAT NOT PRETTY FREAKING COOL?

I used this to curl my hair last week.  One word: GORGEOUS.

Picture from last post. Here is me with my hair curled with this flat iron (:

I will be doing the fashion part next week partly because my camera is being obnoxiously not cooperating and also because I feel like it (:

Bridge:

Don’t be so sentimental, no
This is love is accidental, so
Give it up, this was never meant to be
More than a memory for you

QOTD:

Multiple quotes today, I just felt like doing more than one, so leggo!

I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.

~Tammy Faye Bakker


Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping. 

~Bo Derek

When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping.  Men invade another country.  It’s a whole different way of thinking.

~Elayne Boosler

Well, this post has come to a end.  See you next week (:

With Love,

Juju

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving!

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