Category Archives: Rants

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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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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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: anti.

hey.

Hey, you guys. Sorry, I know I’m late again.
But I’m a HUGE procrastinator. Yeah, blame it on that.
Or on my ridiculous spazzy iPhone that just does NOT want to send pictures to my computer.
Or on the fact that some of my relatives just immigrated over, and have taken over my computer. (This post is being done on my parents’.) 

Also, I know I promised part 2 of the UD Experiment, but my house was tented for termites over the weekend, and we had to pack everything up. And now I can’t find the eyeliners I was gonna swatch, so…yeah. Sorry. I’ll try to find it and post on it next time! 😀

Anyway, this post is called “anti” because I celebrate Anti-Valentine’s Day! (Or Single’s Awareness Day, as some call it.)
SOOOOO…to all you single/anti-Valentine’s-Day girls and boys who are reading this…
HAPPY BELATED ANTI-VALENTINE’S-SLASH-SINGLE’S-AWARENESS DAY! 🙂

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so let’s see whats in store for today.
APPETIZER: Music of the Week Day Week
ENTREE: Nails, nails, and more nails.
DESSERT: Birthday+Contest.
DOGGIE BAG: Blurb of the Day
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appetizer

Music.

Well…this is awkward. I have a MASSIVE post for you guys today, so I’m just going to put one song on here today! Soo…just a few songs of the week. (Obviously, they’re all My Chemical Romance.) I have one song for every week I haven’t posted…Here we go!

Yeah, that’s it! I love all these songs to death, so it’d be awesome if you’d give these a listen! 🙂

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entree

Nails, nails, and more nails.

Today, there are going to be a NOTW, a nail polish experiment-swatch-thing that I did at Ju’s house out of boredom, and, yet, another haul. DISCLAIMER: Once again, I’m not bragging. I’m adding a poll to see which polish you guys would like to see swatched next. Some are from my last post’s haul, which you can see here.

NOTW+Review- Essie: Shine of the Times

Well, as Essie’s Shine of the Times was quite a big deal- it was the one of the first in the onslaught of flakies! It was part of the “LuxEffects” collection, and it’s a gorgeous opalescent flakie glitter in a clear base

In the bottle, it flashed LITERALLY ALL the colors of the rainbow, but on, you could really only see shades yellow, orange, red, and green, which was disappointing. I’m going to give it a go again and put it over black, another time, to see if the purple and blue will shine through, then.

Since I wore it without base coat (no top coat either), it was a pain to remove, so I would definitely go that extra step. It wore really well, and it stayed on with barely any chips for over a week. It did do this really weird thing where the corners of the polish, around my cuticle would lift up, though, so top coat would probably be a good idea.

Picture time! All these pictures are from about a week after application.

Here, you can see how the polish is lifting off my nail in the bottom right corner. D:

I actually do have the polish on, you just can't see it! 😛

Look at the purple and blue! 🙂

It’s so pretty! I definitely recommend this if you guys don’t have it or want to try a flakie polish! 🙂

The Massive Nail Polish Experiment-Swatcharoo-Thing.

I went over to Ju’s house a couple of weeks ago, and she had a bunch of nail polish lying around, and I was bored…
…so we swatched a ton of them.

Here’s the whole lineup. From left to right- Sinful Colors: Black Crackle, OPI: Pros and Bronze, Sinful Colors: Let Me Go, Etude: Nail Roll Roll GR601, Estee Lauder: Frozen Fantasy, Wet ‘n’ Wild: Party of 5 Glitters, Color Club: Holiday Splendor, and Sally Hansen: Crackle Overcoat Snow Blast.

In the above picture, we have, from left to right- 1 coat of Sinful Colors: Let Me Go, 4 coats of Etude: Nail Roll Roll GR601, 2 coats of Estee Lauder: Frozen Fantasy, 3 coats of Wet ‘n’ Wild: Party of 5 Glitters, and 1 coat of Color Club: Holiday Splendor.

I am IN LOVE with Estee Lauder’s Frozen Fantasy (the one on my middle finger), but, sadly, I don’t think I can pull it off. Maybe a bit too cool-toned? It’s a frosted nude. Tell me if you think I can in the poll! 🙂

Here are some more pictures(: I think having OPI’s Pros and Bronze on top of it makes it look better on me(:

Argh, I love it! It's so pretty, but I don't think it's for me 😦

Frozen Fantasy with OPI Pros and Bronze over it on my middle finger, and Holiday Splendor with Black Crackle over it on my pinky.

Estee Lauder with OPI Pros and Bronze on top in the sun(: SO pretty(:

LOL Ju's hand(:

Sinful Colors’ Black Crackle…the horror. It’s SO AWFUL. Look above…does that look at all like the crackle on the tag? If you’re looking for a good, cheap crackle, this is NOT the one you want! (I’m also SO over crackle now, it’s gotten old. Take a look here for other In’s and Out’s.)

Another rant… Wet ‘n’ Wild’s Party of 5 Glitters. On the picture above the one above (so 2 up) you can see how sparse it is and how it’s pooling at the edge of my nail. That’s 3 coats! And every coat I added, it dissolved the one below, so it just turned liquid again. It wouldn’t even be good for layering. DO NOT BUY THIS!

Oh, guess what? I have ANOTHER rant- Etude’s Nail Roll Roll GR601. It took 4 coats to get it opaque, and you could still see brush strokes. It was also an awful, frosty blue color (eughh.) and it took forever to dry. I think it’s a pretty rare brand, so you probably won’t ever come across this, but if you do… DON’T BUY IT.

Now, for Sally Hansen’s Crackle Overcoat Snow Blast.

It crackled pretty well for a drugstore polish, and it’s relatively inexpensive, so this I would recommend. I’m not a fan of white nail polish, though, it can sometimes look like white-out.

Sinful Color’s Let Me Go was also really pretty, though it’s super sheer. It’s a duo-chrome, shimmery purple-to-green, and I like it a lot. It’s definitely for layering, though.

I also love Color Club’s Holiday Splendor (Ju reviewed it before) and it’s definitely one I’m going to wear the next holiday season! 🙂

I Freakin’ Love Presents. [Another Polish Haul, Yes.]

As you guys know, it was my birthday recently, and I got presents! NAIL POLISH, WAHOO! 🙂 My good friend R*, who also got me a ton of Essie polishes (you can see the ones she got me here) got me…A DEBORAH LIPPMAN NAIL POLISH SET! 🙂 It’s a set of 3 mini glitters (sorry, I forgot the names), and they’re all super pretty! (Though I’m not in love with the pink…) Here are some pictures! The packaging was super cute and silver, and there were little dividers to keep the polishes apart.

Charcoal and holo glitter~! ❤

The box with the lid(:

I love her to pieces for getting me this(: ♥

My other friend, my BFFL J* (not Ju, but Ju did get me an epic present, too), got me Nicole by OPI’s Nicole…Spotted! which I’ve been wanting literally FOREVER (it was even on my wish list on here, click here to see), and it’s gorgeous! It’s a teal jelly with red-orange-yellow-lime and teal-blue-indigo-purple, color-changing glitter.

I love it and I love her(:

Now for the poll…which nail polish would you like seen swatched next? Click here to see some of the polishes- they were in the haul on my last post.

If a glitter wins, I’ll put it over the highest-voted opaque color(: PLEASE VOTE! Thanks! 🙂

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Birthday+Contest.

Well…I was going to talk about my life, because, you know, I’m a massive narcissist, and that’s what I do. But, since this post is already MASSIVELY LONG, I figured I’d just do that next time and stick with talking about the contest and last post’s birthday wishes.

Birthday Wishes! 😀

First, I’d like to thank you all! You guys helped me achieve almost all of my birthday wishes, which was awesome of you all! You guys get ∞ ♥’s! (If it’s crossed out, we achieved it! All these stats are from 5:02 PM on March 2, 2012.)

3,500 views on P&P– 4,176, OMG, that’s, like, 600 extra! 😀 350 comments– 373, actually. Our readers are such over-achievers, always going beyond expectations. 😉 40 blog followers–  We got 42! YAY! 🙂 150 views on my Alicia blog– 226, thanks! 25 comments on my Alicia blog– Ohhh, 31! Comments make me happy! 😀 10 blog followers- Well, we didn’t reach that, but 9 is plenty!

Once again, thank you all! EVERYONE WHO HELPED OUT GETS AN INVISIBLE PET GIRAFFE. 😛

Contest.

Okay, so this is KIND OF REALLY IMPORTANT if you’re in the contest!

In case you didn’t understand, the challenge is ALWAYS due the next week!

So, that means that this challenge is due March 10, 2012! If you need extra time, email us, and we will extend it an extra week (March 17th).

Got it guys? Good.

The last challenge was to make us a list of 5 videos or YouTubers that you thought Ju and I would enjoy.

Ari and Jill are eliminated, sorry, guys! Ari didn’t send a playlist, and Jill was wayyyy late.

To the remaining contestants: GOOD LUCK! You guys now have a one out of 6 chance of winning!

This week’s challenge is…TO MAKE A BLOG MAKEOVER FOR US, PRETTIED & POLISHED! You must make a header and find a matching background.

A requirement: the title must either include the words “Prettied and Polished” (& or + symbol may be substituted for “and”), or “P&P”/”P+P”.

DAZZLE US! 🙂 ♥

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Blurb of the Day

On my last post, I asked you guys whether or not you wanted to have a video in this section, as well as my usual, (at least in my opinion) funny picture. 3 of you said yes, 3 said no, and 4 said you didn’t care…so I decided to do it! You don’t have to watch it if you don’t want to…

And, now the picture… 🙂 You have to open it in a new tab and then zoom to see it clearly, sorry… but I love me some memes! 🙂

GENIE GOT TROLLED! TROLOLOL! 😀

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That’s all for today’s meal, folks!
Sorry that it’s late.
DARN YOU, IPHONE!

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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JujuJabbers: Swatch Scars

Hello Jujubes!

First, I just wanted to acknowledge the fact I have just relapsed into a tumblr addiction.  Its not healthy.

Today I’m doing a jumbo post, as promised in my last post, which was very short and kind of sad…:P.  Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful week!  I sure didn’t…so much stuff happened, I’m so glad it’s the weekend and I get to sleep in,  not have finals, and have some alone time with just me and my computer!

So, this week I have some makeup to haul!  This will probably be more of a haul/review since I’ve had time to use the products and stuff.  So, without further ado, leggo! (:

∞~Ready to Go~∞

Verse: polishrant:  the speechless horror

Refrain: the contest results.

Chorus: drugstore swatcharoo!: feat. maybelline, e.l.f, and revlon

Bridge:  the -otd’s

Verse:

You’ve got these little things
That you’ve been running from
You either love them or I guess you don’t
You’re such a pretty thing
To be running from anyone
A vision with nowhere to go

polishrant: a horror story

There once was a girl named Juju, who decided to paint her nails a pretty color named “Austentatious Turquoise” from OPI.  It was a mini polish, and because of her love of mini things, decided to try it because of its cute packaging even though she hadn’t heard the best reviews about it.  As she painted her nails, she noticed something horrid; low pigmentation. Very skeptical that OPI would make such a terribly thin and watery polish, she tried another coat to see if it would turn opaque.  Nothing.  Another coat maybe would help, she thought.  After five coats of horror, it looked presentable, though you could still see the nail line, and it had gotten unbearably goopy looking.  Not wanting to spend time removing it, and already being late for a dinner, she quickly put a coat of quick drying top coat on her left hand and rushed out the door.

I hope you guys enjoyed that little story segment.  Pretty clever, huh? Wait…no? Oh, ok….

the results:

day numero 1 left hand

  Sorries about the blurry pic, I’m still getting used to my new camera.  But this showed off the adorble mini bottle!  If you guys haven’t noticed, I’m a sucker for mini things.  AND jumbo sized things, like giant pocky!  BTW, this is my hand with topcoat!

day numero 2 left hand

Day 2.  As you can see, there is major tip wear already, and some chipping on the thumb.  However, this is good compared to…

day numero 4 right hand

No words.  Speechless.  Three words for every nail polish junkie; DO NOT BUY!!  The reviews on the full bottle are the same as mine, so its not just the mini size.

This color, though gorgeous, is very dupable [it is just a teal color], and you can probably find a drugstore dupe that has a better formula.  Do not waste your 8 bucks on this.  Go and get another OPI, like “Grape…Set…Match!” or “Servin’ Up Sparkle”.  Its not worth it!!

Refrain:

So tell me right now
You think you’re ready for it
I wanna know
Why you got me going
So let’s go
We’ll take it out of here
I think I’m ready to leap
I’m ready to live

the contest results

So, I’m pretty much going to paraphrase what janine said in the post here.

The Scores:

Cindy: 0/60

Alexa: 24/60

Evon: 25/60

Rain: 25/60

Cece: 35/60

Jill: 40/60

Arielle: 40/60

Avery: 48/60

Randy: 50/60

Lauren: 58/60

The next challenge is to make a playlist of 5 youtube videos/ youtubers that you think we will like.  There is no need for title.  You can’t use anything from Janine’s last post or the Motion Picture Entertainment page.

Good Luck!

Chorus:

I’m ready to go
(Get me out of my mind
Get me out of my mind)
I’m ready to go
(Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh)

 drugstore haul/swatcharoo!: feat. maybelline, e.l.f, and revlon

first up to bat: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Plum

I really like the formula; it is sheer, but it feels really nice on your skin, doesn’t make you feel greasy, and gives you a nice glowy flush.  Also, its super fun to play with; like playdough!

next up: e.l.f. blush and bronzing duo in blushed/bronzed

Personally, I think the blush is too sparkly.  However, I like the bronzer; it has a natural sheen and is pigmented.  Me likey 😀

here is our next special guest: TheBalm Time Balm

I LOVE this concealer; probably a HG (holy grail) product.  Its 10 hours of extra sleep in a pot, pretty much.  This goes on smoothly, doesn’t cake, and is super pigmented.  This is love  ♥

for our act of the night: Maybelline Volume Express One by One mascara

This is my second tube of this mascara, so I think that alone shows how much i like this mascara.  The formula isn’t too wet or too dry, and the wand is brilliant (:

and the last act to end the show: Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum

The Revlon Lip Butter; what can I say, I joined the band wagon.  All I can say is that it is totally worth the hype.  First off, I love the buttery consistency it has on my lips.  The color is also fabulous, it really is my lip color, but better [trust me, I hate that term], but it is truly amazing.

Bridge:

I think I’m ready I think
I know I’m ready I know
I think I’m ready I think
I know I’m ready I know
I think I’m ready I think
I know I’m ready I know
I think I’m ready I think

the -otd’s:

NOTD:

So right now, I’m currently wearing something that might be my new favorite nail combo/manicure.

You guys ready for the awesomeness?

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Sorry for the crappy iSight quality

Its Essie’s First Dance [bright red jelly like creme] with OPI’s Pro’s and Bronze [gold, copper, and pink fleck glitter] on top.  MIND EXPLOSION.  I’m kind of in love with it.  AND, it been three days and I haven’t had a single chip, and no tip wear!  Even with no top coat.  I must say, I’m very impressed.

AOTD:

So, today’s app of the day is really mainstream.  Almost everyone knows what it is. Its called…

TEMPLE RUN

Oh, and I have relapsed into my addiction to tumblr.

QOTD:

Hope you guys enjoyed the post (: See you next time

With Love,

Juju

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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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entree

‘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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dessert

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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doggie bag

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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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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THE STUFF OF SATURDAYS: yup, it’s that punky chick.

Hello. It’s Janine. Thanks for having lunch dinner whatever meal it is right now with me. I’m the new addition to Ju’s blog, and, yes. It’s that punky chick.

Here’s a little about me. I:

  1. can’t be bothered with grammar, so if you see any mistakes, don’t go all OCD on me please.
  2. am going to dye my hair blue and purple in the summer. NOT ALL OF IT. Just a chunk in the back.
  3. am obsessed with punk pop/emo music. (Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Panic at the Disco, All Time Low, etc.)
  4. hate hate HATE country music. Sorry, people who love it.
  5. love the Vampire Diaries and Hart of Dixie (totally wasn’t expecting that, by the way).
  6. am, strangely and unlike everyone else on here, not COMPLETELY obsessed with makeup and fashion. The key word being “completely”.
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so let’s see whats in store for today.
APPETIZER: Music of the Week Day Week
ENTREE: Nails Galore! (Review+NOTW)
DESSERT: Disneyland, Gloves, and Other Wacky, Woolly, and Nerdy Stuff. (HAUL)
DOGGIE BAG: Blurb of the Day
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appetizer

Music.

Yup,  I’m typing from this side. I feel like it needs a little love. Everyone goes from the left, you see.
So,  as you can probably tell from above, my musical tastes are quite different from the average mainstream joe shmoe.
Which, obviously, isn’t a bad thing. Until you start talking about songs you like and all you get are blank stares, or those “Yeah……….*nod, nod*” moments. So now I get to bore the INTERNET with my taste in  music. Hope y’all don’t fall asleep. If you want, I can always ask the waiter to let you skip directly to the entree if you like.
He says its fine. You don’t have to have your appetizer if you don’ t want to.
But if you wouldn’t mind, have a bowl of this delicious emo-punk-ish-musical-mess bowl of soup.
AAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand back to this side. Oh, you want to hear the ingredients? Okay. Ingredient 1:

Song of the Week Day Week

Honestly, it changes all the time, but currently it’s Sleepless Nights by Faber Drive, and it’s desperately emo. It’s about abuse, and it’s really sad, but a good song nevertheless! Here’s a pic of the band.
(Picture from: sweetslyrics.com)
I seriously love their album Seven Second Surgery‘s cover though. It’s hilarious. It doesn’t get much better than a psycho doctor with a drill.
(Picture from: popstarplus.com)
Ingredient 2:

My Favorite Band (of the Moment)

BOYS LIKE GIRLS!!!!!! WAHOO! I love all their songs, and they make me so happy! (Though their band name is not always true…haha.) Some favorites are “On Top of the World” and “Thunder”. (:
Here’s a pic of them. Martin Johnson (in front, with the awesome hair and eyes and the weird pose) is drop dead gorg!
(Picture from: linkinpark.com)
Ingredient 3:

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

PARAMORE! Love them! Some favorites are “Careful”, “Playing God”, “Brick By Boring Brick”, and “Hallelujah”.
(Picture from: pammiepedia.com)
Woah, we finished our appetizers pretty quickly. Let’s go onto our ENTREES!
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entree

Nails Galore! 

Ohh, a review on nail polish! Good choice for an entree. I got NOTW. Dig in!

Review- Nicole by OPI Wild Blue Yonder MATTE

Well. Where to begin? Obviously the color’s AMAZING. But that’s about where it ends.
Also, I forgot to take a pic of it when it just painted my nails with it, so here’s a pic of it on someone else’s fingers.
(Picture from: ebay.com) -> Guess someone’s trying to sell it lol.
I don’t expect much from a nail polish. I expect it to be the ultimate accessory, for it to go on nicely, and to stay on with only tip wear for at least 4 days. But take a look at my fingers after 3 days!!!

DO YOU SEE THOSE GIANT GAPS AND CHIPS!!!!! Grrrr…Nicole (by OPI), whoever you are, I’m coming for you! 😛

Another giant chip. I swear, Nicole, this is going to end badly.
(Ignore the writing on my hand. It says “Smile like you mean it!” inspired by the song by The Killers.)
Even more chips. This is getting ridiculous.
Okay, that’s it for the pics. Also, about the formula…how can you say this nicely? IT SUCKED. It dried quickly, which is nice, but this dried so fast that it started clumping up and turning goopy WHILE I was still painting my nails! THIS NAIL POLISH IS BAD! DON’T BUY IT!
Sorry about that little rant there. Now, for NOTW.

NOTW- Gold, and Blue, and Crackled All Over

This week, I did something unexpected. I gave Nicole by OPI another chance, even after that horrendous affair last week. I used “Too Rich For You” from the Gossip Girl collection, and crackled over my ring finger (index finger on right hand) with Gold Shatter by OPI, which I just got yesterday. (:
In the dark, on the car. Look at that shine! One word: GORGEOUS.
Under bright artificial light (not sunlight)
Close up on ring finger (Ignore the excess polish on my skin, I was hurrying.)
On my desk, with my new Dr. Dre Beats in the background! (More on it later, in the haul.)
I’ll review these polishes next week in a review, but look at that shine! I didn’t even use a top coat for the pics.
Dessert time…everyone’s fave. And you saved the best for last, I see. A haul!
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dessert

HAUL TIME! Wacky, Woolly, Nerdy Stuff

So I went to Disneyland on Veteran’s Day with my school’s music department. Ju’s part of it too, but she didn’t go. 😦 And, of course, I brought money with me. And, of course, I had to go out and buy something. So I got some Jack Skellington fingerless gloves! I forgot to take a pic for this post, so here’s one from the Disney Store website!
(Picture from: disneystore.com)
This weekend, my mom got me DR. DRE BEATS! I’m so excited! I’ve wanted them for so long! She also got me an iPhone 4s case, because i just got one. It’s clear with a diamond pattern. And yes. Clear is my favorite color. NO JUDGING, okay?
Dr. Dre Beats case
case again
headphones in unzipped case, extra rubber earbud thingies in the pocket
earbud closeup (sorry, I know it’s blurry)
included attachable ear hooks

attachable/removable extra rubber earbud thingies (you know what I mean)
Plug
iPhone case! I love it. It looks great with my white iPhone.
Side view, closeup button covers.
I also got a new nail polish: Gold Shatter by OPI, as I mentioned. Picture of it in its bottle:
(Picture from: nailpolishplace.com)
That’s it for dessert!
But there’s always a doggie bag!
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doggie bag

Blurb of the Day

“I’m not superstitious. It’s bad luck to be superstitious.”
Saw this on snorgtees.com, and I started cracking up!
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That’s all for today, folks! Thanks for reading!
ex oh ex oh, less than three

~janine

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