Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gimme Sympathy

"Talk like an open book,
Sign me up,
Got no time to take a picture,
I'll remember someday all the chances we took."
Metric - Gimme Sympathy

So the 60 degree rainy weather has finally graced us with its presence and I am ecstatic, especially with an outdoor campus. ^^ I just don't see why so many people fuss over cold weather. I mean, it's when I can break out my omni-present cardigans more casually and bake snickerdoodles/sip hot cocoa to my liking. What's wrong with that? 

Oh, and here is that manicure I promised last post:

(I will admit that this was not my cleanest work, but I blame the hangnails I forgot to pluck.)

To get this surprisingly easy newsprint look, keep scrolling:

1.) Cover your nails in a clear base coat so as to protect your nails.

2.) Do two coats (depending on your nail polish) of a light, neutral color, such as my Fiji Weegee Fawn by OPI. <3

3.) Pour a small amount of Antiseptic rubbing alcohol into a dish.

4.) Have a piece of newspaper at the ready. It does not take much, nor does it matter what it says, as it will show up partial and backwards regardless.

5.) One completely dried (and without a clear coat on top), dip one nail flat into the dish and quickly and firmly press the newsprint words to your nail for about ten seconds.

6.) Carefully peel back the paper and be careful not to smudge like I did with my middle finger.

7.) Apply clear coat so the ink does not rub off and repeat process for the rest of your nails. 

Also, lately I've gotten into rewatching all of the episodes of Batman: The Animated Series & The Batman. My Graphic Novel class is taught by my favorite teacher and I'm learning a ton about superheroes (which is really saying something, if you know my nerdier side), so it was only natural that it would have me prowling around the roots of two of my Top Five Heroes: Batman and Nightwing/Original Robin. 

Just for yucks, here are my Top Five Heroes (in no particular order, mind you):

*Nightwing (grown-up, original Robin, Dick Grayson)
*Flash (3rd, Wally West)
*Spiderman (he and Daredevil were biffles, just saying)

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Monday, September 5, 2011


"Lisa likes brandy and the way it hits her lips,
She's a rock 'n' roll survivor with pendulum hips,
She's got deep brown eyes,
That've seen it all."
Noah & The Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.

I just went shopping for some new jeans and am currently in the market for some good sneakers for this Fall, but this lacy, high-necked top called out to me. 

(Not the best shot of me, but I do love my outfit. Oh, and this is me when I don't straighten my hair.)

Cardigan - H&M
Lacy Tank - Kohls
Headband - Charlotte Russe
Pendent - Antique store

Oh, and in the past few weeks, I have seriously gone to town with my nail art pens. Check out the All Stars!

Personally, I cannot wait to see this movie. The soundtrack alone has me intrigued.

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New Romantic

"I've got this friend who sounds just like him,
He's the man I'd leave you for,
The man that I adore just like you."
Laura Marling - New Romantic

Hiya, chickadees!

This past Labor Day weekend, I went to this HUGE flea market up in Sparks, Kansas. The population is just under 100, I think, but over 300 vendors/buyers (like yours truly) flock there once a year to this field in about the center of it for said flea market. I got three broaches for my collection and matching clip-on earrings with one all for $12. Oh, and mushroom corn kettle corn. Sounds funky, tastes delicious. :)

(I just had to stop the car to check out these wild sunflowers!)

(I have never seen a motorcycle this cool.)

(The Chiefs license plate alone makes me regret not buying this bike.)

(I contend that the price tag said $7, not $700 . . .)

(This was in gorgeous condition and came fully stocked with filled glass Pepsi bottles. It only I had had the $350 up front. T_T)

(Part of the flea market was in this little old lady's idyllic backyard.)

(Mushroom corn kettle corn! Nom nom nom!)

Well, I have been swamped with my art classes lately. I am taking Drawing 2, in which we are currently working with charcoal, and Studio Art, where I am given free reign, so long as I finish 5 projects by the end of December. To say the least, I have been engrossed in it all and I promise to upload my favorites. 

(My biffle Caitlyn had a few of us over to help paint her new shelf from light brown to white. Lol, check out Caroline's smiley face knee.)

(One of my other biffles Caroline. God, but do I love her!)

(My cat Gabby turned 14 on the 1st this month and I got this great action shot of her enjoying her birthday tuna. :3)

Finally, I am will post again in just a few minutes. I really wanted to get this stuff out of the way before I go back to how I usually blog. 

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