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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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Let’s Get Polished

Hello my Jujubes,

First off, I would like to start off this post with a big, giant thank you.  I now have 1,297 1, 365 views, 22 25 followers, and my last post got 37 41 comments (: .  Thank you so much guys, I just want to give you all a oh-my-gawd-she-is-going-to-choke-me hug.  I love you all, thank you for all the support! ❤

Today’s post is going to be nail polish swatches, since that was the second most requested thing on my “Fashion Fades, Style Stays” post with the polls.  After I do all of those, I will do more polls asking about the next post!

~✮~Daily Tunes~✮~

Verse: It’s Ginger, It’s Cute, Its…

Refrain: Nails of the Day

Chorus: Polish Up!

Bridge: Items of Interest

Coda: Quote of the Day

Verse:

It’s Ginger, It’s Cute, It’s…

PUSS IN BOOTS 😀

Just this past Friday on Veteran’s Day, I went to the mall with friends and had a pretty awesome time.

So, first we ate lunch at Ruby’s Diner and ate some delicious french fries (Ruby’s has the best) and some juicy, crispy chicken strips.  After filling ourselves up, we went to the Forever 21, and I bought a lot of cute accessories (haul in next post!) .  It was fun having friends to rate and help you choose what top or jacket is the best and worth the money!

We also stopped by a in-walking-distance drugstore to look at all the new releases and pick up some nail polish (we all love to paint our nails).  I picked up a holographic glitter from Sally Hansen, and an Orly polish in Rage (ah-dore the color, can’t wait to paint my nails with it!).  I saw some of the winter collections for some of the makeup brands, and all the packaging and colors look gorgeous!  Well most…some look over the top and cheesy, but hey, what do you expects?  ITS THE HOLIDAY SEASON :D!

After all this, we went to see Puss in Boot 3D and it is the one of the cutest movies I have ever seen in my life.  I don’t want to spoil it for y’all, but you get to see a lot of Puss’s cute face :D.  It’s very romantic, very cheesy, and super duper awesome for Puss in Boots fans/lovers!

We also went to the photobooth and took some really silly photos, but I can’t show you guys because they are labeled with the mall :/.  So stupid!

Starbucks ended this mall rendezvous.  I ordered the usually, Double Choclatey Chip Frappucino with whipped cream.  Literally heaven in a milkshake, no joke guys.  Not good for you, but come on, a girl’s gotta live!

Here’s some pictures!

Me on a bike that is way too small for me

I’m too short to reach the head hole. LOL iFail
Chipmunks are pretty chill. You know, they’re my homies.

Refrain:

NOTD

Moustches for Movember!

As you guys probably know, November (AKA Movember) is prostate cancer awareness month.  Since I’m not a dude and I can’t grow out a moustache, I decided I would do little staches on my nails!  I did all different shapes, as you can tell.  For the base color I used Essie in East Hampton Cottage, and for the black I used China Glaze Ink.  Toothpicks, a steady hand, and patience were used to achieve the moustaches.  Some of these supplies are not accessible at store, you might have to just deal with it (:~!

Chorus:

Polish Up!

Glitters!  Here are all of my favorite glitters, enjoy!  BTW, they all hav good texture and go on nicely, just putting that out there!

Sinful Colors All About You (3 coats):

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 Sinful Colors Frenzy (2 coats): 

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Nails inc. 3D Holographic Glitter in Electric Lane (2 coats):

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 Nails inc. Holographic Glitter in Fitzroy Square (2 coats):

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Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday (1 coat)

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Bridge:

Items of Interest (Polished Addition!)

I’m going to be mentioning 10 polishes that I find are worthy of a spotlight 😀

1. Essie Nail Polish in Aruba Blue:  It’s such a pretty color, and Essie polishes are one of my favorites 😀

2. Butter London Polish in The Old Bill: I’ve heard this metallic has such fine glitter and shimmer it looks like actually molten metal on your fingernails.  Also, I really want to try Butter London, so maybe this will be my excuse to try it!

3. Nicole by OPI Polish in Have a Heart: It’s frickin’ heart shaped glitter…I don’t care how badly it will probably go on, I want it.  Like come on, how cool would it look on top of a baby pink? Right?

4. Orly Polish in Space Cadet: Is this not the coolest looking polish you have every seen?  It’s pretty much a quad-chrome (that’s how you say it, right?) with pink, gold, dark blue and green.  Can someone transport me to Ulta right now?

5. Revlon Nail Polish in Facets of Fuchsia: This is supposed to be a dupe for Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance, and you guys know I’m an uber cheap-y.  If I can a color for 5 bucks instead of 18, I’m going sieze the opportunity like a ninja (shh…it’s a secret)

6. China Glaze Nail Polish in Ring in the Red: It’s a new, glittery take on the classic red, and who doesn’t want that?  Glitter always makes everything better.

7. Chanel Peridot: You guys have probably heard of this color a million times because it’s so hyped over, but I really think this is one color that your won’t encounter at your stroll down the grocery aisle.

8. Deborah Lippmann Polish in Wicked Game: Being a green and purple duochrome, it’s got to have some limelight, am I right?  It must be uber hard to have complementary colors that are supposed to “opposites” be together in the same polish without looking like mud.

Sorry for bad pic, couldn't find a better one

9. Cult Nails Polish in Unicorn Puke: Like the name, love the polish!  It’s a multicolored flake polish which look amazing layered on other polishes.  I got to find a way to get my hands on it!

10. OPI Designer De Better: When silver and bronze are mixed together, you would think it would be a train-wreck.  However, OPI pulled it off with Designer De Better from the Muppets Collection.  How much I want this polish…UGH!

Coda:

QOTD

“Pray for mercy. Puss, the boots”

~Puss in Boots

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The Three Musketeers! Kinda…ish…sort of….

Hello my Jujubes,

If you didn’t notice already, I added two new pretty awesome asians to this blog.  You all probably recognize Evon, who is my bfwlatcbwsleoa (best friend that lives across the country but we still love each other anyway).  We met when I had a youtube channel, and we still are besties even after I quit!  I also added Janine, my best friend in “real life” so to say.  She’s not as die hard about beauty and fashion like Evon and I, but she still interested in that stuff!  She’s into punky stuff.  For example, she wants to dye her hair blue and purple (partly).  She’ll explain more in her intro post, but I wanted to give you a little background (:~!  Now we are all one big family (ehh…) and can conquer the world…one lipstick at a time (LOL cheesy…Janine hates that stuff…but she has to deal with it.)

BTW, our “schedule” will be Evon will post on Tuesdays, I will post on Thursdays, and Janine on Saturday (:  Well, let’s just get into this.  AND, I almost forgot, thank you for 1,000 views.  I got there so fast, it’s amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you! ❤ Moi!

~✮~Daily Tunes~✮~

Verse:  Musical Muses

Refrain: Nails of the Day

Chorus: Fall into Autumn: A Makeup Tutorial

Bridge: Items of Interest

Coda: Quote of the Day

Verse- Musical Muses:

Janine has introduced me to new music (I used to be a mainstream wh*re), and here are some of my favorites :D!

1. All Time Low: Damned if I Do Ya, Break Your Little Heart, I Feel Like Dancing

2. Cobra Starship: Good Girls Go Bad, Hot Mess, City Is At War

3. Foster the People: Helena Beat, Houdini, I Would Do Anything For You, Waste

4. Jack’s Mannequin: Dark Blue,

5. OneRepublic: Stop and Stare, All this Time, Good Life, Secrets

6. Neon Trees: Animal, 1983 (this song scored me extra credit!! its a long story)

7. Paramore: Playing God, Monster, Misery Business, The Only Exception

8. Ron Pope: A Drop in the Ocean

9. Train: Drops of Jupiter

Refrain- Nails of the Day:

This picture do not do these nails justice!

Today, I’m wearing OPI Over the Taupe (I got my nails done with it, and I love it!  Need to buy it :D) and later when I got home I layer Sinful Colors Let Me Go on top.  Its pretty much gorgeousness on your fingernails, I’m in freaking love with it!

Chorus- Fall into Autumn, A Makeup Tutorial:

So you might remember this eye look from my old freshfabulous blog but I decided to recycle it to this blog since my camera isn’t working so I can’t take pictures.  Also, I deleted the last blog before I saved the text part so it’s all new description!

1. Prime you lids: This will keep everything on all day and make colors more vibrant.  I used the Shiseido The Makeup Eye Primer.

2. Apply a shimmery light beige base to the lid: Since the liner is the main part of the look, a subtle lid color is the way to go so your lids don’t look bare but don’t overpower the look.  I used the lightest color in the Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow Quad.

3. Do the wing: Using the foiling liquid of your choice, wet a small liner brush and use it to apply a dark copper wing to the upper and lower lash line (I used a toner to foil, and the lighter color from the NARS duo in Cordura to do the wing, and a e.l.f. Detail Brush to apply the eyeshadow). To do a wing, extend the lower lash line and connect your lined upperlash line, then fill it in.  Do the same to the lower lash line, except only line the lower lash line halfway.

4. Set the wing: Using the same eyeshadow dry, set the wet wing to help it last.

5. Layer Mascara: Layer mascara’s to create the spider lashes affect

And you are done!  Hope you guys enjoyed that! 😀

Bridge- Items of Interest:

1. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Travel Size Set of Five in Naked

~It looks super uber cool!  I’ve always wanted to try the UD pencil liners, and this is just makes it convenient! It has very neutral colors, and at $32, you can’t go wrong, with a full size being $18 (which I probably would never use up!).~

2. Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection

~The packaging it to die for, the colors look amazing, and I’ve heard so many good things about it!  Also, they are all new colors, so if you already own UD Palettes, you would have two of the same!~

3. Bare Escentuals Brushless Mascara

~I know what your thinking, a brushless mascaraI?  Wouldn’t that clump your lashes horribly?  Well, let me explain.  I saw a review on youtube by FleurdeForce, and it look AMAZING.  Like not just eh, but GORGEOUS.  It separated her lashes amazingly and in the end they looked like long, curled fans surrounding her eyes, no joke!~

4. Benefit Sugarbomb 

~I’ve heard it the perfect neutral blush that gives you the perfect glow, and I want to know if it is “the one”. But for $28 is it worth it?~

5. T3 Single Pass Whirl

~This clamp-less curling iron has amazing reviews, and it’s said to be the best on the market.  However, I’m skeptical about the $130 price tag, and wonder if there is a cheaper alternative.

Coda- Quote of the Day:

“A friend is someone who will bail you out of jail. A best friend is the one that will be sitting next to you in the cell saying ‘That was awesome'”

-Anonymous

Imagine, be a star ✮

With love, Juju

✉ Email me at: juliannaofca@gmail.com

Tweet me at: @JubbyJujube

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Fashion Fades, Style Stays

Hello my Jujubes!

Today’s a big, big day!  It’s going to be a fashion post.  Who’s excited?  This girl is.  I got myself onto Polyvore and made two chic outfits just for you all! Well, it’s going to be a longer post today because of the pictures, so….let’s just get into it, shall we?

This week I’m going to the mall with my best friends and planning to get a lot of exciting stuff!  I’m sure I’m going to get a good pair of leather boots and jacket, and maybe I’ll get some makeup from the holiday collections.  Me and J are planning out Christmas wish lists and discussing what we want each other to get for one another.  She wants nail polish and LUSH goodies, and I want nail polish and Urban Decay stuff!

Enough rambling, let’s just get into the good stuff!


1. Fall into Autumn: Fashion

Haha, get it? LOL, I’m so clever… 😛

NUMBER 1:

This outfit is what I like to call “effortlessly elegant”

Items:

1. Sunglasses: Michael Michael Kors Edie

~I love these sunglasses; their chic, simple, and classic.  They just a sense of mystery to the look and subtly dress it up!~

2. Beanie: Ganni Angora Puff Hat

~Add a casual touch to the whole look, and gives the outfit a effortless vibe~

3. Nail Polish: Butter London Polish in The Old Bill

~This adds a simple elegance, like your dipped your fingernails into rose-gold~

4. Sweater: Sally by MonkiBoutique

~The rusty orange color is very fall oriented, and the off the shoulder and should of the sweater makes the look very casual~

5. Boots: Jeffrey Campbell Suede Sherman Booties

~These boots are adorable and very polished. With the skinny jeans, it just adds a touch of elegance without being too dressy~

6. Jeans: Supertrash Pixie Jeans

~Just a normal pair of skinny jeans…LOL.  It adds to the effortless aspect of the outfit~

7. Earrings: Juicy Couture Pave Bow Stud

~These add sparkle and a flirty-ness to the outfit, and are a nice touch without being too attention grabbing~

8. Mascara: Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes

~Mascara is a necessity, and this particular one will make your lashes long and doll-like~

9. Lipstick: Dior Dior Addict in Blush

~This is give a nice natural blush to your lips, and accentuate your smile (:~

NUMBER 2:

This outfit is what I like to call “tough casual”

1. Jeans: Miss Selfridge Dark Mid Super Skinny

~These add to the casual, everyday part of the outfit~

2. Polo: Abercrombie Charlie White

~The polo is just a anchor for all the other accessories to play on~

3. Boots: Piperlime Troopa

~These distressed leather boots add a toughness to the look and spice up the simple jeans~

4. Leather Jacket: Oasis Tan Leather Ribbed Bomber Jacket

~A leather bomber jacket spices up the plain polo and “toughs up” the outfit~

5. Scarf: Faliero Sarti Sbirulino

~This just softens the leather jacket and makes the outfit more feminine~

6. Purse: Gucci Cognac Bag Bit Heart

~Just a simple, clean purse that adds to the look subtly and doesn’t distract form the main pieces~

7. Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in Red

~This just makes the look all the more daring and “in-your-face”~

2. Brilliant Bodacious Books

Say that 10x fast!

1. Harry Potter Series: I’m a Harry Pot-Head LOL.

2. Hunger Game Series: PEETA IS MY HUBBY ❤ YES, I’M IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH A IMAGINARY CHARACTER, DEAL WITH IT, YOU KNOW YOU’RE JELLY.

                      

3. Clique Series: Pretty Committee 😀

4. The Da Vinci Code Series: Very, very exciting.  I read the second book in one night, and I went to sleep at 3 in the morning.

3. Items of Interest

1. Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV: It has 12 eyeshadows, a liquid liner, a mascara, their best selling eyeshadow primer, and a bunch of other goodies!  And for $64 , is it worth the splurge?

2. Fairy Drops Scandal Queen Mascara: This mascara is supposed to be very good at holding a curl which is my greatest need, since I have long, yet straight lashes.  But for $24, is it really worth it?

3. Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume: I heard it’s the perfect floral, light scent.  It doesn’t make you smell old or juvenile; just the perfect mix.  I really want to try it, even with its $45 price tag

4. Sephora by OPI Glimmer Wonderland 18 Piece Mini Nail Polish Set: I love painting my nails, and this is perfect since I get to try so many other colors. I’m never going to finish a whole bottle of polish, and for $48, I really want to try it!

4. Polly Wolly Polls

So, my best friend is super into all thing beauty like me, and is also an amazing writer.  I want to ask her to join this blog (it gets lonely!) but I want you guys’ opinion too!

I want to know what you guys want for the beauty part of my next post!  These are all things I have yet to do on my blog, so pick your favorite (:

If you guys didn’t notice, I added a new “Wanted” page where I put all the things I want to buy that month!  There a deeper explanation on the page, it you want to check it out.  I just want to know if you guys like the way it’s set up and all that jazz 😀

5. QOTD

“A fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it every six months.”

~Oscar Wilde

Imagine, be a star ✮

With love, Juju

✉ Email me at: juliannaofca@gmail.com

Tweet me at: @JubbyJujube

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Glitter Make the World Glimmer!

Hello my Jujube’s!

Just for a quick update, I will probably post Sundays and Wednesdays/Thursdays so I have a schedule to work on! (:  Big post today, let’s get started.


1. Rachels Challenge:

Today at school, we had an assembly about Rachel Joy Scott, a victim of the Columbine Massacre.  If you didn’t know, the Columbine Massacre took place in 1999 at Columbine Highschool, where two students killed 12 fellow students and a teacher.  The two students set bombs in the cafeteria, threw grenades, and shot innocent students to death.  Rachel was one of the first victims, and was brutally shot numerous times before the students were sure she was dead.  However, this assembly was not about how she died.  It was about what she did while she was alive.  Rachel believed that “if you go out of your way to be nice to people, then it will start a chain reaction of kindness”.  She was always nice to people, even if they rejected her kindness and her compassion.  This one girl affected everyone around her and she always brought out the best in people.  At the assembly, they gave us five challenges:

  • Eliminate Prejudice
  • Dare to Dream
  • Choose your Influences
  • Use Kind Words
  • Start a Chain Reaction

I accept Rachel’s Challenge, and I hope you all do too.

2. Hair Tips that will Make you Gasp!

1. Thumbs up!: To check if you hair is dry or not, just your thumb nail to drag against a hair and if it curls drastically, you’re all good!  It it doesn’t, invest in a deep conditioning treatment to nourish your ends!

2. Drink your milk: Calcium helps make your hair grows faster, and will make it healthy and shiny as well

3. Stop at 3: Don’t wash your hair more that three times a week; this will strip the hair with natural oils that help with shine

4. Chop Chop!: Trim your hair every 6 weeks if you use heat on your hair daily, and every 10 weeks if you don’t use heat at all.

3. Sparkle City

To all the sparkle girls out there, here are some things that can make your days glimmer!

1. Glitter Liner: Using a gold or champagne glitter on the upper lash line will add a pop of sparkle and be very unexpected but fun! (NYX and Urban Decay have great ones!)

2. Glitter Polish:  Glitter polish can spice up boring nail colors or be worn alone for a striking, in your face affect. (Deborah Lippmann, Nails Inc, China Glaze, and OPI have amazing glitter. )

3. Glitter Lipgloss: Glitter on the lips just adds a beautiful sparkle and healthy, plump look to the lips. (MAC, Bobbi Brown, and E.L.F. have great ones)

4. Glitter Polish… Jewelry?: Glitter Kitty on Etsy has beautiful nail polish jewelry, you should all check them out!

4. Items of Interest

1. MUFE Wild and Chic Collector Case:  Oh.my.gawd.  This kit has everything I could ever want…but it’s $330 bucks, so…

2. Tarte the Starlet Makeup Vanity: First off, I must complement Tarte on the packaging…come one, it’s so freaking cute.  Also, it has all their best sellers, and for $52, I might splurge.

3. Butter London Wallis: It’s such a pretty green with gold shimmer, and its very unique, but is it really worth the $14?

5. Note-worthy blogs:

Kaddie

Cindy/Jill

MLB

AMB

Ryan O’Dell

Lauren

Spalpha4life

LivinasAlicia

BikiniFashionista

6. QOTD

Trust and honesty is and investment you put in people

~Rachel Joy Scott

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