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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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entree

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Picture time!

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

other hand(: my right hand never gets photographed.

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

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

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

NOTW Numero Dos+Review: Essie My Way

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 The UD Experiment: Part 2. Be excited.

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

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

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

Woahh, my hand looks red.

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

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

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

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

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dessert

Life+Contest.

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

Life as I know it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contest.

ANOTHER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE CONTEST.

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

So…we only had to eliminate 1 other person!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DAZZLE US! 🙂 ♥

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doggie bag

Blurb of the Day

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

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

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

ex oh ex oh, less than three,

~janine

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alert…URGENT!

hey.

CUE THE POLICE SIRENS, Y’ALL.

This is about the contest that we’re holding!

It will be closing to entries on Saturday, the day of my special-edition holiday haul/birthday post!

The prize is awesome, if I do say so myself (which I do).

It’s a gift box with a total value of $20, filled with items of which the winner will choose.

So, yeah, of course it’s awesome…it’ll be filled with stuff you want.

We’ll ship you the prize, free of charge.

If you enter, you will have a 1 in 10 chance of winning!

Go to theContest! page to find out more, and just comment if you want to enter! 🙂

There are only 3 spaces left, so please hurry and enter!

It’ll mean a lot to me if all 10 spaces get filled.

It is my birthday soon.

Thanks for reading!

ex oh ex oh,
less than three,
~janine

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THE STUFF OF SATURDAYS: deck the hall, bruise your hand.

hey.

Before I really even start, I would like to wish you all…HAPPY HOLIDAYS [whichever one(s) you celebrate] AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

So wehhhhhhhhhlcome back, all you Janinjas. I love you all! And I love WordPress because it gives me an outlet for all my brain juice. x]

If you can tell where the title of this post is from…you may or may not have a higher chance of getting a prize in the near future! ;] *wink if there ever was one.* It will help you out if you decide to enter the contest!

Please read the whole thing. I’ll send you cyber cookies. 🙂 They’re invisible though, so good luck finding them. 😛 And if you read the whole thing, I swear you‘re gonna get something out of it. (Like CONTEST PRIZES MAYBE?!? HUH, HUH?) Also, I’m sorry, I know it’s long.

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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: Let it snow, baby. Let it reindeer. Contest+The Key
DOGGIE BAG: Blurb of the Day
please note that “Contest+The Key” is orange. clearly, it means something.
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appetizer

Music.

I have a lot of music for you guys this week, and you may want to pay attention. It will affect you if you want to enter in the contest I will talk about later.

Song of the Week Day Week

This week, I actually have a few songs (seeing as I haven’t posted for about a month…sorry, the constant schedule changes kinda muffed things up).

My favorite songs right now are “The Tables Are Numbered for a Reason, Honey, You Just Haven’t Thought of It Yet” by Panic! at the Disco and “What a Catch, Donnie” by Fall Out Boy. Earlier this week, however I really liked “The Good Left Undone” by Rise Against. The lyrics are phenomenal. I’m also loving “Smile Like You Mean It” by the Killers, which is actually one of my favorite songs of all time!

My Favorite Band (of the Moment)

My favorite band, as of now, is probably Panic! at the Disco, even though they are one of my all-time favorites. I love almost their songs, and A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out is probably the best album of all time. OF ALL TIME! Some other songs by them that I’m really enjoying that aren’t listed above (I didn’t want to fill it with just P!ATD songs) are “I Constantly Thank God for Esteban” and “But It’s Better If You Do”.

And it’s always helpful that Brendon Urie is really, really nice to look at. xP Also, did you hear? …Brendon Urie’s getting married! He’s engaged!!! 🙂

PAAAAAAAAANNNNNNIIIIIIIIIC!!!!!!!

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

(Picture from: pammiepedia.com)

It’s common knowledge that I love Paramore. I talked about them in my first post! I do realize that I only wrote 3 songs that I liked, so I figured I’ll write all of them! I’ll go by album to make it more organized…

ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING: Pressure, Emergency, Franklin, and My Heart.

RIOT!: For a Pessimist, I’m Pretty Optimistic, That’s What You Get, Hallelujah, Misery Business, Miracle, crushcrushcrush, Fences, and Born for This.

BRAND NEW EYES: Careful, Ignorance, Playing God, Brick by Boring Brick, The Only Exception, and All I Wanted.

I also really like “Monster”, which was a single. 🙂

There go our appetizers. Or hors d’oeuvres as the lovely French call them. Let’s move on to the entree.

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entree

Nails Galore! 

You’re mighty hungry today, aren’t you? I have some, I lied, A LOT of stuff to show you guys today! Some is actually Ju’s, but, oh, well. Too bad. 😉

Review- Holidaze Colors!

For Christmas, I decided to go with alternating red and green nails. For red, I used Revlon Cherries in the Snow, and for my green, I used Wet n’ Wild Jade.

Here are some pics of the finished product! I used 1 coat of Cherries and 3 coats of Jade.

Let’s begin the reviews…Let’s start of with Revlon Cherries in the Snow. One word- great! It was a one-coater, honest-to-God. It wasn’t streaky, and went on smoothly and easily. No bubbling either, which was great, because otherwise I would have…I don’t even know. Probably chucked the bottle out the window and dented someone’s car on accident. The only thing was that with this polish, the tip wear was SUPER EXTREME, as in tips missing after 2 days. With a good top coat, however, I’m sure the tip wear would be minimal.

As for Wet n’ Wild Jade, it was REALLY sheer, but I got it opaque in 3 coats, which is better than some polishes I’ve seen. There was barely any tip wear, and I had it on for a week, which was nice. It went on really nicely too. 🙂 That’s all the reviews for these polishes!

NOTW+Review- Alert the police…I’m wearing pink!

This week, I went with dark colors…Revlon Scandalous (it used to be called “Facets of Fuchsia”), which I borrowed from Ju. It’s a sheer black, buildable base with large fuchsia hex glitter and small pink glitter suspended in it. It looks AMAZING, and is totally down my alley. 😀 Here are some pictures! 😛

Sorry about the messiness...I was in a hurry.

The following pictures are all from 1 week later. It’s amazing how little tip wear there was (AND NO CHIPS!!!! :D), but it was weird, because some of the glitter CAME OFF. Also, some of the glitter TURNED SILVER…what the heck?

OMG I LOOK SO PALE!

That’s all for the nails! Now, finally, we can move onto dessert!
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dessert

Let it snow, baby. Let it reindeer. The Contest+The Key

Some of you might be thinking that this heading has NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING, but it should help you out with finding out the title. So let me start talking about the latter of the first item in the heading- The Key.

As you may or may not have noticed, we’ve got some new pages! Though The Journey of P&P is pretty self-explanatory, The Key takes a little more work.

It’s password protected. Every week, we will give you a clue that should help you out on figuring out the password. Inside is all our deepest, darkest secrets. (Okay, not really. But it’s got stuff in there that’s embarrassing and such. xP) This weeks clue is…

YouTube.

Now for our contest…we will have 10 contestants total. In order to enter, comment on the “Contest!” page. Every week, there will be a challenge, and 2 people will be eliminated. Look at the “Contest!” page for more details. The winner will receive the password to “The Key” and a box of prizes, including nail polish (good brands, I assure you), eyeliner, lip gloss, and more!

That’s it for our delicious (if I do say so myself, and I do) desserts!

But wait, there’s more! (Love it when they say that in commercials x]) Doggie bags to bring home!

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doggie bag

Blurb of the Day

JennaMarbles!

If you watch JennaMarbles on YouTube, you’ll remember this! 🙂

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That’s all for today, 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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