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JujuJabbers: rehab.

hello jujubes,

First off, I would like to remind you guys that challenge 3 is officially over and judged!  If you didn’t get yours in, I’m sorry, but me and Janine aren’t making any exceptions this time.  Read this whole post and at the end I will have more contest information.

I would also like to thank you all for 40+ subscribers.  I don’t know what I would do without this blog.  Actually, I do know; I would be moping around my house.

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WARNING: THIS POST IS GOING TO BE VERY PICTURE HEAVY.  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

I have a lot of nail polish related sections.  I know, I have a problem.  Rehab probably wouldn’t help though, hence the title.  But I’m happy with my problem, I’m perfectly fine (: I think…


Paradise ~ Coldplay

Verse: mypolishobsession: The More the Merrier

Refrain: Field Trip! – a look into my [boring] life

Chorus: Spring Nail Polish Picks

Verse Numero 2: Into the Smoky Twilight: a Tutorial

Bridge: Shmehs of the Day

 Verse:

When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
So she ran away in her sleep
Dreamed of para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Every time she closed her eyes
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh
When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
And the bullets catch in her teeth

mypolishobsession: The More the Merrier

Review Number One: 

Ok, so last time I did an NOTD on this, and now I’m going to do a follow up review!

Essie First Dance + OPI Pros and Bronze:

For starters, lets start with how GORGEOUS these two look together? It’s like fire!  So gorgeous.

Ok, so, for First Dance.  Where do I begin? Oh yes, let’s start with the formula.  All I can say for that is AMAZING.  I could have just past with one coat, but I used a second coat to give it more, how do I say this, thickness on the nail?  Since the formula is opaque and thin, and I didn’t wear a base coat, I needed two coats to hide the imperfections on my nail.  Now for Pros and Bronze. The formula was pretty sheer, which is the reason I layered it over First Dance.  It is so freaking pretty though!  It adds this layer of golden and red small and medium microglitter that just makes any polish look amazing.  It took First Dance, a very classic, somewhat boring red, from blah to tahdah!

For wear, since I didn’t wear a base coat, it chipped quickly, as shown here:

5 days later, no top coat

This polish combo still does not repel me, however, because my nails seem to attract the chips, and 5 days is a really long time for my nails to stay chip-free.

Overall, I would really recommend trying OPI Pros and Bronze because it is so unique, and it really easy to find a cheaper drugstore red polish than a red orange and gold microglitter polish.

Refrain:

Life goes on
It gets so heavy
The wheel breaks the butterfly
Every tear, a waterfall
In the night, the stormy night
She closed her eyes
In the night, the stormy night
Away she’d fly.

Field Trip! – a look into my [boring] life:

So a few weeks ago we had a field trip for Chinese, and we went to this museum, and then to Chinatown!  Here are a few of the things we did:

The little clay warrior I made! I'm so asian

I really have no idea why this was in Chinatown, but yeah (:

I'm sexy and I know it.

My fortune

Me and J*'s rice village (:

RAWR!

Yeah, I didn’t take many pictures, and I mostly forget what happened, so this is a short section, but I just wanted to share these photos with you (:

Chorus:

And dreamed of para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh
She dreamed of para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

Spring Nail Polish Picks:

WARNING: PICTURE HEAVY

So, as you know, its March, which means it is not only spring, but my birthday is coming up near the end of the month.  Birthday post soon! (:

But it also means that its time to get out of your dark nail polish rut (even though I probably will still rock some navy blue and dark purple) and aim for the pastel and and not-so-vampy colors.

One big happy family

Let’s start with Essie!
Essie is known for their special pastel and spring time cremes, which is why they are getting their own category.  Leggo.

Essie Turquoise and Caicos

Sorry for orange-y lighting I forgot to change the white balance setting for this polish

Essie Turquoise and Caicos.  One of Essie’s cult favorites, its a perfect Tiffany box blue color, and it is perfect for spring!  The formula is a little streaky in the first coat, but after two coats it evens out to a nice shiny creme finish.  It also looks great on the toes as well (:

Spaghetti Straps is a really simple sheer, light baby pink that’s perfect for french manicures.  One coat will add a milky pink shine to you nails, and two coats will opaque coverage.  Its a very versatile polish and is amazing for lazy week nails when you don’t want nail polish to be too noticeable.

This  next polish, Lion Around from Essie, is again a pink color, but it really nice gold micro-shimmer that sets it apart from the rest.  Its a little warmer that Spaghetti Straps which makes it better for the warmer skin tone ladies (think Janine, tan), and it still looks good on the neutral skin people (me, pale but asian).  This is opaque in one coat but two coats evens out any ridges you may have.

Essie Da Bush is a creamy sage green that is very appropriate for the spring.  It dries to a shiny cream finish even without top coat, and the formula was pretty good!  The first coat was a little streaky but the second coat leveled everything out and it looked as if nothing streaky had ever happened!

2 coats of Lion Around, 2 coats of Da Bush, 3 coats of Spaghetti Straps, 2 coats of Turquoise and Caicos

Now going on to Sally Hansen…

 This first color from Sally Hansen is called Mint Sorbet, and its just a classic mint green color.  It would probably look extremely odd on warm skin tones, so tan chica’s beware!   Even on me it looks…how do I say this, chalky looking?  But for cool skin toned girls it would look amazing!  The formula is great, its opaque in two coats and the consistency isn’t too thick or thin.

Next up, we have Fuchsia Power, again from their Xtreme Wear line.  This color is amazing, sorry Janine [she hates pink].  It makes me look tan!  Tan!  Fuchsia Power is great for fingers and toes [actually its on my toes now with Nails Inc. Fitzroy Square layered over it].  The formula is also amazing, its completely opaque in one coat and can stay chip free for 4-5 days, which is amazing for me!

Now for Green With Envy, other green polishes should be jealous and envious of this polish.  Not only is it an awesome light green polish on the edge of neon, it also has an awesome formula!  One coat is opaque, but two coats evens out ridges and imperfections.  It also dries to a nice shiny creme finish even without top coat, which is always nice.

Sunkissed.  I really want to like this polish on me because it is a nice color, but orange just does not sit well with my skin!  It makes me look pink and I do NOT like that look on me haha.  The formula is also good like the others, opaque in 2 coats and has a shiny creme finish.

Here’s all of them swatched:

2 coats of each polish

OPI Rumples Wiggin’.  Well, where do I begin? Let me first start off with the fact this looks WHACK against my skin tone.  Now that we have that out of the way, I warn all warm skin tone girles to venture away!  This is not the polish for you, there are plenty more fish in the see!  The formula on this was OK, it was opaque in 3 coats, just average, especially for OPI.

Holiday Splendor from ColorClub.  You don’t even now how excited I was to see this at the store.  When PolishaHolic did a review on this polish, my face was literally like this :O.  Its just a gorgeous teal-green jelly packed with tons of holographic glitter.  I’ve done a review on this before, so check out that post here

Rage.  Oh my gosh guys, you don’t know how much of an obsession I have with this color.  Its a gold I can actually pull off! [technically its a rose gold, but we don’t need to get all technical].  Pretty much, its a rosy gold microglitter, and honestly, I do not know why I love this color.  I mean, the concept is so simple.  My fascination with it is quite odd.  In addition, the formula is great, opaque in 1 coat, even on the nail in 2.  Amazing polish, definitely a must buy.

Them swatcharooed:

A big trend this spring is also layering a chunky holographic glitter over your creme manicures, so I layered OPI’s Servin’ Up Sparkle on top of all these:

Essie Manicure:

Sally Hansen Manicure:

Misc. Manicure:

1 coat over Rumple's Wiggin' and Rage

Oh, and here’s a little manicure I did recently!  I used 2 polishes mentioned:

Essie Da Bush with Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Silver and OPI Servin' Up Sparkle over the silver

That’s my spring picks for 2012.  As a little disclaimer, these are just my picks and you don’t have to wear these, its just my opinion.

Verse Numero 2:

So lying underneath those stormy skies.
She said oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.
I know the sun must set to rise.

Into the Smoky Twilight: A Tutorial:

So, I finally come back with the long awaited makeup tutorial.  I think my last tutorial was my first post on this blog!  Whoa, I’m pretty late.

MODELING SESH:

Step 1: Apply a skin tone primer/base to even out the skin tone of your lids.  I used Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden

Step 2: Using a sparkling charcoal liner, thickly line your upper lash line and smudge it out quickly before it sets.  I used e.l.f. Shimmer Eyeliner in Gunmetal and Sephora Double ended Smokey Eye brush (Sponge Side)

Step 3: Place a sparkling dark brown eyeshadow right over the base of your lid where you applied the eyeliner.  I used the darkest shade from the NARS Cordura Eyeshadow Duo with an e.l.f Studio Eye Contour Brush. Blend the the eyeshadow up to your crease to create a gradient affect.

Step 4: Apply a shimmery white eyeliner or eyeshadow to your inner corner to brighten your eyes.  I used NYX Slim Eye Pencil in White Lucent

Step 5: Curl you lashes and apply black mascara.  I used my Dior DiorShow Extase Mascara and my mom’s Shiseido Lash Curler

Step 6: For cheeks, use a cheek stain to give your cheeks natural color.  I used theBalm the Stainiac.

Step 7: Highlight your cheekbones, nose bridge, cupids bow, and forehead with you favorite powder highlighter.  I used Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Translucent Powder

Step 8: Finish off the look with a nude tinted lip balm or lipstick.  I resorted to the Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee

Good Luck!

Bridge:

This could be para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Could be para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.
Oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo
Oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo
Shmehs of the Day:
So, section consists of random things I’ve encoutered during the week.
Apps I’m Loving:
JetPack Joyride
Temple Run
Instagram
Things I’m Loving:
Chocopie
Chips and Salsa
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Things I want:
Naked 2 Palette
MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow
MAC 239 flat shader brush
I hope you guys enjoyed this post!  See you next time (:

love, julianna

CONTEST INFORMATION ALERT!

Ok, so, the winner of the last challenge was….*drumroll* CECE!  Go follow here here.  Her makeover was what me and Janine would like to describe as “brilliant” and “akfkahfsd” worthy.  Runner ups were Lauren and Randy at a close second

The next challenge will be listed on the Contest page ASAP.

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