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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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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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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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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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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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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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