Thursday, June 30, 2011

Review! Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

So today I'm gonna try something different - I'm going to do a review! A review on the mascara I've been using for almost a year now! This one is called Maybellinr Great Lash! First off, let me just say the tube is absolutely adorable - coral and green, my favorite summer combo! Those colors just go so well together, the tube is definitely attractive haha. My lashes? Yes too, when I use this mascara. When I do my makeup every morning, I do my lashes in two steps -first I curl my lashes, then I use this mascara. The eyelash curler doesn't do a lot for me but I still like to use it, because it does slightly help. So then I apply two coats of this mascara to each lash - I love it, except it can somewhat get kindof clumpy if you don't apply it right, and if you accidentally get it on your lid it makes a mess. But it's lasted me a whole year, just one tube. Which is definitely good. This comes off very easily when I use a proper makeup remover (currently I'm using Clinique Take the Day Off) but when I use just water, if I get it in my eyes it kills. But this mascara definitely adds volume to my lashes and definition. And best of all, it lasts the whole day! Oh, and let me tell you - NEVER sneeze while applying this mascara. After one year, this is still quite liquidy (which is good, I don't want it dried out) but if you sneeze then you'd prob have to take all your eye makeup off. And then redo the while process. Oh, and I only use mascara on my top lashe's so I can't say anything about my bottom lashes. But with two coats on top, if done carefully, this mascara works wonders! If you don't mind the slight clumping and the liquid-y formula, try this out and get amazing volume, length, and definition.

Music video for "JUST A KISS"

This was released just a few days ago! I'm so excited! This is my fav song :)

Just a reminder :)

Just reminding you that the ninth book in the Pretty Little Liars series, Twisted, comes out this coming Tuesday, July 5th, 2011. I'm sooo excited, I've read all eight books so far! You ca read the first seven chapters here: http://browseinside.harperteen.com/index.aspx?isbn13=9780062081018 and here's what the cover of the book looks like! Oh, and the tenth book, Ruthless, is coming out, I think, This December! Can't wait for that one either! The books in the PLL series are so amazing - my fav, definitely! Unfortunately I have to wait until the seventh to get the book...ughhh. But I'll have to do a review ASAP. And, also, there will be twelve books altogether when all of the books have been released!
The cover of the book - it's different! I like it :)

The Top 3 SPOBY Moments!

If you've kept up with my blog and have gotten to read some of my other posts, I'm sure you very well know that I am absolutely obsessed with the show Pretty Little Liars. You also know that I am totally obsessed with the couple Spoby - that would be, Spencer and Toby. And those of you who feel clueless, yea, Spencer is a girl. Just to clear that up haha. But between the end of the first season, as well as this season, Season 2, so far, there have been quite a few Spoby moments that are definitely worth dreaming about. And of course, they are also definitely blog-worthy. So, because of that, today I will be doing ths blog post on none other than the top three Spoby moments, at least in my opinion. (Oh, that reminds me, I need to do a blog post, maybe a debate style thing, between Spoby and Nedna, from the Simpsons. Don't ask why) But anyway, back to Spoby, Spoby is the cutest couple ever, and there have definitely been some memorable scenes. So with that, I introduce you to the third best Spoby moment...

3. During the twenty-first episode, titled "Monsters In The End" towards the end of an episode, Spencer was just trapped in a funhouse. She is saved by Ian Thomas, Melissa's husband, then, when she is outside, she sees Toby, who she had kissed already two epiode ago and is beginning to have feelings for. Against her mother's wishes, who urges her to walk the other way, she goes up and hugs Toby, then kisses him, full on the lips, right in front of her family. It's so sweet how she chooses him over what her mother wants! This shows she really cares about him :) So, watch for yourselves! Except, this isn't the full scene, exactly. It's much better the full thing, but I couldn't find it on the Blogger YouTube search thingy. But... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIU11NRdERA&feature=channel_video_title (that link is to the full scene btw)

2. The second best Spoby moment is definitely from the nineteenth episode in the first season, again. This woul be Spencer and Toby's first kiss. They're outside the motel, Spencer getting ready to leave. It's morning and bright and sunny out, and...
Spencer: I'm sorry this was a total bust.
Toby: It wasn't a complete wash. To be honest, it was really fun to kick your a** at Scrabble
*Toby comes closer and they kiss for at least like, probably 3 seconds*
Spencer: I was not expecting that.
Toby: Me neither.
*Toby goes to go back inside the motel*
Spencer: Hey! It was not a complete a**-kicking by the way!
Toby: Goodbye, Spencer.
The scene is much better when you see it for yourself. Of course I can't find the thing on this stupid Blogger YT search. So... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmv8qP6F6zw&feature=channel_video_title

1. Finally, the best for last! So, this happened in the latest episode, the third episode of season two, called "My Name Is Trouble." Toby was working this construction job, building a fence for Jason DiLaurentis, so he could save for a truck. Spencer, not wanting Toby to get hurt (she doesn't completely trust Jason, she thinks Ian is hiding in his house) goes and buys the truck he showed her a picture of on his phone for him. One day while Toby is working, Spencer drives the truck to Jason's house. Toby sees it, and Spencer says to take it, and that it's "all his." Toby smiles, asks about [paying her back. But then, he says to her for the first time ever, "I love you so much" - Spencer grins then says "I wanted to say that firat" The two then share a kiss, Jason DiLaurentis creepily watching them from his front porch. Again, I unfortunately cannot find this clip at all on this stupid Blogger YT search. But here is the full scene... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJGVXSyvVbg&feature=channel_video_title

I hope you enjoyed tghe top three Spoby moments! And I hope you clicked and watched the clips, they're so amazing! TEAM SPOBY ALL THE WAY! ♥  

Oh, and please subscribe to this channel for me - it's where you can see any scenes with Toby Cavanaugh since the first episodes! http://www.youtube.com/user/keeganallenweb/

Cute Flip Flops!

Remember that crop top post I did a few days ago? Well this one is gonna be just like that, except this time, I'm going to be talking about cute sandals/flipflops for the summer! Flip flops is basically what I wear every day during the entire summer pretty much lol! They're like, my lifeline hahaha. So like last time, I'll show you 5 different pairs of cute flip flops for summer! I love Abercrombie's flip flops, and Coach has some cute option too if you're willing to spend a little more money! Okay, here I go.

1. Abercrombie
Okay, these ones are actually the exact ones I have, same color, everything. These do come in other colors though - pink, orange, green, and this color are the colors still on the website. These are on sale right now for $10 and are called "vintage spring flip flops" - these flip flops are so strong, last year I wore these literally every day ad they lasted me the entire summer. These are from the kids store (mine are size large 7-8) but I'm sure the Abercrombie & Fitch store has larger sizes if you need! http://www.abercrombiekids.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10851&storeId=10101&langId=-1&categoryId=60531&parentCategoryId=&topCategoryId=12103&productId=751802

2. Coach
These ones are definitely uper cute and summery, and are currently on sale for $29. They are a super cute print - I'm pretty sure these are from the Coach Poppy collection, which is my favorite Coach collection. definitely bright and colorful and very pretty! http://www.coach.com/online/handbags/-shoes-10551-10051-105-en?viewType=viewall&t1Id=105&t2Id=105&LOC=CC


3. Forever 21
These are another adorable option! These flip flops ar definitely bright, and colorful, and girly - black white and pink its like the perfect summer combo. Best of all, these are just $5.80 online! A definite must - these would be cute with a lwd - little white dress! http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=FOREVER21&category%5Fname=footwr&footwr%5Fstyle=&footwr%5Fsize=&footwr%5Fcolor=&footwr%5Fprice=&product%5Fid=2000014475&Page=all

4. Hollister
These are like the cutest flip flops of all time! Definitely adorable, girly, and feminine! I love these things so much, especially the pretty pink flowers! Yes these are quite pricey at $34.50, but these vintage beach flip flops are leather, so they should last for quite a while. So summery and pwetty<3 http://www.hollisterco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10201&storeId=10251&langId=-1&categoryId=12602&parentCategoryId=12606&topCategoryId=12552&productId=762655 

5. Abercrombie & Fitch
These flip flops are very similar to the ones from Hollister, but I had to include these! The flower is made up of two different colors - navy and grey, and the strap thingies, whatever you want to call them, are absolutely adorable, navy with white polka dots! These are so so so cute and would look amazing with like, a solid navy bikini at the beach. But these are on sale for $32.20. So I probably wouldn't wear them to the beach. But the website says they're genuine leather, so if you want a cute pair of leather flip flops, these were made for you. http://www.abercrombie.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10901&storeId=10051&langId=-1&categoryId=71452&parentCategoryId=&topCategoryId=12203&productId=751194



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My Summer Playlist!

Okay, so this is just gonna be a random list haha, not in any order whatsoever. But I'm gonna list like 20 songs or so that I love to listen to in the summer. These probably won't have much to do with summer, but I just think they suit summer well, for like listening to poolside, or at the beachj or whatever. Or you could make this your summer party playlist hehe. (Oh yea, that reminds me, I have to do a post about birthday parties. And maybe some more summer trend posts!) But anyway, before I get off topic, these are my favorite summer songs! I hope you like these too :)
1. Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
2. Thunder by Boys Like Girls
3. Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
4. California Gurls by Katy Perry
5. The Lazy Sing by Bruno Mars
6. Stuck In The Moment by Justin Bieber
7. Perfect Day by Lady Antebellum
8. Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
9. Enchanted by Taylor Swift
10. Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift
11. The Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga
12. Mine by Taylor Swift
13. Boston by Augustana
14. Tim McGraw by Taylor Swift
15. Kiss n Tell by Ke$ha
16. If I Die Young by The Band Perry (or Lauren Alaina's version)
17. Picture to Burn by Taylor Swift
18. Heart Like Mime by Miranda Lambert
19. Raise Your Glass by P!nk
20. I'm Coming Home by Dirty Money

Enjoy :) I know some are fast, some are slow, etc. etc. etc.

It's summer. Blah. My summer plans, etc.

So, yeah, it's officially summer. Blah. Yesterday was the last day of school for me, but I couldn't blog because I was at my friend's house hehehe. But anyway, yesterday sucked. Well, it was a pretty good day, at school, we just hung out outside and ate popsicles and Munchkins and played music and stuff so it was fun and we were allowed to play on our iPods or listen to music and have cameras or even use our phones and text. So it was pretty nice, and I brought in cupcakes, red velvet, and also just classic yellow. I think I mentioned that in a previous post. Everyone loved them haha. But yestrday was awesome, except at the end I had lost my bus pass to go home on my friend's bus, so I had to go upstairs to the main office to get another pass, except her bus left before I could go back down and say goodbye to any of my friends, which totally sucked, because now I probably won't see them until like September. At least we all will be on the same academic team (some concept at my school) next year because we all take French. I hope we're in the same classes. But hey, I can text them, but I think one of my friends is mad at me for that. *sigh* I'm so mad at myself for not saying goodbye. Becuase guess what? The bus driver didn't even take my bus pass! And I'm sure if I had stayed and said bye, he would've wanted it. Blah. But anyway, tonight is the new Pretty Little Liars, yeay! I will definitely be watching every episode every Tuesday night. I'm gonna try to tweet more this summer, too. Well, that's actually kinda pointless because usually I don't approve people when they try to follow me. But yeah. And I'm definitely gonna try and blog more, and make at least 2 videos per week. I think my mother is planning on going to our local beach for like 2 hours each day. Blah. That's super time consuming, but I'll try to make videos anyway. And I have summer reading this summer to do, I have to read two extremely boring books. I'm gonna go on  few vacations this summer too. So my summer is pretty blah I guess. I miss my frinds already. I know I can still text them, but it's so not the same. Okay, this is turning into a rant about me missing my friends. I guess I should end this post and begin another. What do you think? Okay, I will. Byebye.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cupcakes!

So I just finished frosting 44 cupcakes - 23 of them red velvet with cream cheese frosting, and the other 21 classic yellow with chocolate frosting. Why? Because I'm bringing cupcakes to school tomorrow yeayyyy! Because unfortunately, tomorrow is the last day of school. Blahhh. But I learned this funny trick thingy to frosting cupcakes: first do just a thin laayer then go back, put a little frosting on just the tip of your knife, then starting from the center of the cupcake, make little swirls, and slowly work your way towards the edges of the cupcake. And they come out so much better that way. And thanks to the first base layer thingy, the cake doesn't get all smushed in with the frosting, yay! Oh, and I use a plastic knife the first time I spread that thin layer, that helps less cake get like "smushed" in with the frosting, even though I had let the cupcakes cool for like 3 hours. Ha. But I'm bringing them in for my homeroom tomorrow...don't ask me why I have 44 cupcakes, I got 2 boxes of cake mix, one Classic Yellow (Duncan Hines), and then a Red Velvet (also Duncan Hines) and each box was supposed to make 24 cupcakes. But I only got 23 and 21 haha. But 1 thing of frosting was more than enough for the cupcakes. I frosted all of them pretty generously and there was even some left over! And then I sprinkled the yellow w/ chocolate ones, not the red velvet ones because I can't see red velvet cake qwith sprinkles unless they're red, which some of these were, and they were rainbow, so I was definitely not gonna go through them all and pick through finding the red ones. No way. Haha it was fun though, making cupcakes:) I'll have to post a picture soon! And that concludes this post - au revoir!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dresses!

Very sadly, next year is my last year of middle school, so next year would also be the grad dance, of course! (And yes, you can go with a date ;) but anyway, my mother suggested I begin looking for a dress now, and I thought it was way too early. But she's kinda right, all the dresses will be on sale about now, rather than waiting and having to pay full price next year. So in this blog post I'll be describing the dress I want, and sharing pictures, how I want my hair, nails, etc. So, I'm gonna start off with the dress. Oh, and my mother is actually gonna make a dress (she sews)
This is pretty much the dress I want. It's from BCBG Max Azria, so this is over $400. And I'm not gonna pay $400 for a dress for one night. There are several things I like about this dress though - the one shoulder, the detailing at the bottom, the shape...but I definiely want a sweetheart neckline, and preferably, pink. Yes, bright pink. Like...

This dress is also BCBG Max Azria. I just love the color of this dress, definitly what I want my dress ti be! This exact shade! It's so pretty and summery! I love it!

Shoes... I'm not sure yet. I guess I want a pair of pumps, but you can't exactly dance well if they're too high, can you? Okay, lower pumps then. Like 2-3 inches, maybe? Preferably silver, or this color? I'm still not so sure when it comes to shoes. Whatever.

Nails...Okay, I'm not sure about this either. I think I want a French manicure, but with this nail art thing that I've had done before. It's kind of hard to explain, something where you'd have to see a picture to be able to know what it looks like. Luckily for you, I have a picture of part of my nail. It's kinda hard to see, and it's actually from when I was doing my science fair project. Ha!

I know this picture kinda sucks but you can sorta see my nail. It's like 3 lines coming out from the tip. It's really pretty!

Hair...I'm still not sure. I mean, it's not like as big as PROm or anything, so I'm thinking I want to like, 5-strand braid it maybe? Or do some sort of braided headband thing? Or some curls in their somewhere? Maybe a low messy bun, with some curls in their? I'm still not sure yet, actually.

Jewelry... definitely my diamond studs that I wear every day. Well, actually, theyre fake. But they look real. So shhh! And a Tiffany bracelet, definitely. The one I'm saving for! And I want to get a cute necklace at like Icing by Claire's or Forever 21! I'll have to post pics of my outfit when the time comes...



My ideal summer vacay spot!

For me, the last day of school is Monday. Now, every year I go away on vacation, and this year, the placce I am going to is, unfortunately, not my ideal summer vacay spot. My ideal summer vacay spot is... Turtle Island, Fiji. This place is so beautiful and so pretty with 14 beaches! You can even rent out the island (although I'm sure that would cost a lot of money) but still! The place is absolutely beautiful and I definitely want to buy like a house here someday. I thin this is like, the prettiest place in the world! So, if you don't know where in the world Fiji is, well, it's by Australia and New Zealand. Don't know where they are? LOOK ON A MAP, YOU DUMBBUTT! Jk. Haha but Fiji is an amazing country with so many beaches and pretty scenes, and according to the Turtle Island website, has amazing food. And from the descriptions, it does! And you all should know how much I love food. Actually, every Sunday, according to the website, on the menu is...

Main Course:
  • A modern lasagne of creamy leeks and pumpkin chutney separated by crispy sheet noodles and dressed with a light curry sauce.
Dessert:
  • “Trio of Chocolates” a sublime combination of warm dark chocolate pudding, light milk chocolate mousse and a scoop of white chocolate ice cream.
    or
  • A very rich "Chocolate and Mocha" tart for the real chocolate lover with mocha ice cream.
Now how good does that sound?! Very good. I don't know why I want to go here. Probably because of how beautiful it is! I definitely want to get married here, on the beach, at midnight, on new Year's Eve. That is my ideal wedding. But anyway, according to the website, there are tons of things to do here, both water and land activities to keep you busy. Can't you see why this is my ideal vacation spot? Here, I'll post a picture...

Summer Fashion: Crop Tops and Off-the-shoulder tops!

It's probably a bit weird I'm blogging about crop topsand off-the-shoulder tops because I don't personally own any, but I've noticed that so many people are wearing these more and more these days. I definitely think they will be a big trend for summer. I definitely want to go shopping and get a few because they look really cute, comfy, and casual, all in one! Some of my favorite crop tops are from places like Forever 21, Love Culture, Urban Outfitters, and Garage - those in my opinion, are definitely the cutest. Victoria's Secret PINK has a cute crop top I want to get also! A ton more stores are starting to sell these. I think they go well with anything! Macbarbvie07 (Bethany) on YouTube actually made a whole video about crop tops and she shows you how to take a blah tee-shirt and turn it into a supercute crop top. I'll insert the video at the bottom of this blog post. What do crop tops and off-the-shoulder topps have in common? They show more skin, which can be good, or bad. I found a few that I really like and will be showing them to you and telling you why I like them.
1. Victoria's Secret PINK
This one is cute and super casual, and it looks really comfy. Of course, it's pink, and definitely fashionable. You could wear this over a tank, or without a tank, such as the model is wearing! I really like the look of this one! It looks like it's made from super-soft fabric, and is only $17.50, or 2 for $26, at Victoria's Secret PINK. This comes in 5 different, summery, pretty colors. http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265499360326&c=Page&cid=1305797414081&pagename=vsdWrapper


2. Love Culture
I feel like this top is super cute as well. This one, unlike the first, has a pretty pattern on it, and some pretty flowers! This one is very girly and femionine, and I feel like it would go great with denim cutoffs. This one is definitely affordable at just $14.90! Super cute. http://www.loveculture.com/Item/ItemDetailView.aspx?StyleId=1035011


3. Forever 21
This one is actually a tank! It's really girly and cute, it says the word "LOVE" on it! This one is super casual, and a longer crop top too! Not to mention it's only $12.80!This is like, the perfect summer top.

4. Delia's
This is a little more expensive at $19.50, but it is definitely a cute, summery top that you could wear almost anywhere casual. This one's super cute with the graphic heart on the front! I would wear this one with something underneath, because it's a bit short, and then, dark wash denim on the bottom, whether it be a miniskirt, shorts, apris, or even jeans. http://store.delias.com/item.do?itemID=56118


5. American Eagle
This crop top is definitely unique. Although it's a plain grey color, it has a casual design and a deep scoop neck - this would not only work for summer, but this may be good for fall as well! This one is on sale for $14.95! http://www.ae.com/web/browse/product.jsp?productId=0309_4261_261

6. Garage
Check out this lace crop top - it's really cute and would probably also be perfect for the beach. You'd definitely have to wear something under this, because it is lace, making this the perfect thing to wear over a brightly colored tank or cami. $19.90 http://www.shopgarageonline.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11471125#colorId_1133432

Okay, so I hope you enjoyed these summer trends...well, this summer trend lol. Haha byeeee for now

P.S. Here's macbarbie07's video!
 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

School is amazing, summer, not so much.

Ok, so you probably just read the title and you're probably just like OMFG WHAT?!?! But seriously, why am I saying that school is amazing and summer sucks? Simple. School = TIME WITH BFFLS! Duh! Without my friends, school would suck. Summer is basically just two months you spend friendless. For me anyway. Apparently summer is "family time only" so blah that. I hate that rule so much. my friends are amazing. I have some of the best friends ever, and my favorite teachers, the best! This year has been the best year of my life so far - I have the best teachers, best friends, everything's going so smoothly. I've had straight A's the whole year, even if I did get one 80 on a test. I still got an A- in that class. Once I had all A+'s except in two subjects, one of them gym of course. This year has had it's negatives, such as being forced to run a whole mile in gym, but nothing is perfect. That just made this year more real, I think. I've met so many new friends this year - Annie, E, S, S, A, A, G, A, the list goes on and on. My best friends from like preschool may not have been in my classes, but this is still quite f**kin awesome. I'm going to miss this year so much! Me and Annie will be crying on the last day of school. I'll miss it so much. Summer is supposed to be fun, a vacation, a few months off of school. For me, it's not. It's just time spent away from some of the most amazing people in like my whole life - my friends, who I can completely relate to, and my math teacher, for example, who is my favorite teacher in the entire world. I'm especially going to miss math class. Well, technically it's called Pre-Algebra... but whatever. I have my 3 best friends from this year in that class, the best teacher. It makes algebra enjoyable, surprisingly. I've gotten a 100 on every single math test since like March btw. This year was definitely the best in my life, especially because of one of my friends (don't ask for more than that, that's all I'm saying) but I'm going to miss this so freaking much. I'm not ready to just put this year behind me. Me and Annie are gonna be like sobbing on the last day of school. It's my homeroom teacher's last year as well, he's retiring. *sigh(* I will miss this year so much.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Summer Fashion/Trends ♥

I just filmed a video on my favorite summer fashion/trends! It's up on my channel, http://www.youtube.com/hersheykiss723/, or you could just finish reading this blog post, and I will attach it there. But in this blog post, I will also be blogging about some summer fashion that I'm into right now. There are definitely a ton of cute summer fashions that would work on anyone, for several occasions! One of them is cute, flowy, lightweight tanks. I personally like pale colors when it comes to this because they're more lightweight (at least they feel like that) and they keep you cooler. Not to mention they come in super cute designs right now! So summery! I especially like these with ruffles and flowers, such as the ones from Abercrombie's Soft and Pretty Collection. Soft and pretty is the perfect way to describe these tanks! they're great to wear on a picnic, a walk, a date, to school, if you're still in school like me, whatever you want. They're so effortless and make your body look amazing. The next trend I mentioned in the video was short shorts. Not so short it rides up your butt, but short like, just-barely-get-away-with-them-at-school short. You can find these in tons of colors, I personally like classic blue denim, khaki, and white. Way cute. And with a cute belt and a tank, you have like one of the cutest outfits ever! I showed you guys the white shorts (which I am wearing today) and then denim shorts. Also, shorts come in various lengths, so if you want something shorter or longer, that will be amazingly cute as well. Okay, the next thing I wanted to talk about was sweaters and cardigans. In the video, I showed you guys a short sleeved sweater, navy blue, with some ruffling. That was super cute and definitely something you can just throw on over about anything on a cool summer day. These are also effortless, and they come in so many cute, bright colors (unlike my plain old navy one haha) but seriously. Yellows, corals, turquoise,,,these aren't that hard to find, and they look adorable. Okay, then, there's jewelry. In the video, I talked about oversized rings. Yes, oversized rings, like the 5 I showed you guys, from Forever 21. That purple one makes the others look so small hahaha! But oversized rings are becoming more and more popular, and are so pretty and sparkly and all-around amazing accessories. They dress up any outfit, and make something plain look not-so-blah anymore. I've seen quite a few of these oversized rings in magazines and they're all so cute. They've become an obsession of mine! So colorful, bright, classic, effortless, girly! A definite summer must-have. And then I also discussed the "beachy-bronze" look and showed you guys this bronzer, and a sparkly brown eyeliner. Beachy-bronze is my favorite look so far. basically, it's golden-bronze eyes, with bronzed cheeks and a neutral lip. It looks amazing on pretty much any skintones and is perfect for summer! I won't be doing this look every day, but it is definitely something I will do oftem this summer! Beach bronze makeup and tousled hair...oh yes, that would be perfection.

Friday, June 17, 2011

French bee!

Today, my school had our French bee. And oh yes, I won. There were three of us on my team, and I actually answered most of the questions, beating my gbf's team YEAY! He was on that team, as well as three other really smart peeps. And I beat them all. I'm in my French teacher's homeroom, he's retiring this year, and in the 13 years he's done 26 French bees, this is the first bee he's ever won. We won with 23 points, the losing team actually got 5. Ha. My gbf's team came in second with 18 points. I still made our team win, I got most of our points, actually Like 10 points from translating sentences, 5 from translating numbers, and then other points too. Because a point was deducted if you got something wrong, which sucked. So happy I won though, this is my French teacher's last ever bee, and we won this for him. I'm so happy. I said I would kick a** today, and I did. Oh yea, I'm a ninja :D

Pretty Little Liars 2x1 It's Alive

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING BLOG POST WILL HAVE QUITE A FEW SPOLIERS! I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND - IF YOU DO, PLEASE DO NOT READ THE FOLLOWING (YOU WILL REGRET IT!!! THIS IS FAIR WARNING!) Okay, so I talk about Pretty Little Liars sooo soooo much. But how can I not? It's only the best thing in time.So anyway, who else saw the season two premiere? Me me me me me!!! I think it's an amazing episode, but definitely not enough couple time. No Spoby. Not enough haleb, not enough Ezria. Even though Ezra did take his shirt off and look mega sexy. Not to mention when Toby snuck into Spencer's house (I could've sworn it was gonna be Ian) but that moment was so schweet. Yes, schweet. Teehee. And the whole Haleb situation... Hanna's right. It should've been her decision,l not Mona's. I think Mona's a b****. I hate her so much. It was Hanna's decision, not Mona's. Mona's so mean. I honestly think she's jealous of Hanna and Caleb's relationship. Is that why she's throwing herself all over Noel Kahn? I think so. Mona and Noel? Um, ew. Bad bad couple.Noel looked somewhat cute with Aria, but Mona? No way.And then, EMILY KISSED TOBY?!?! WTH??? I hate you Emily, for kissing Toby. You're so dead to me. Toby and Spenceer, not Toby and Emily. That doesn't sound right. And then, there's Melissa and Ian. I feel bad for Melissa, she seems like a really nice person, but what Ian did was wrong. Melissa should forget about Ian and move on. Their baby's name is pretty though. Taylor. Like Taylor Swift, or Taylor Lautner, if it's a boy. It's pretty. I like it. Ian, is a killer. I hope he's not alive. I just hope A took his body. SPOLER ALERT: I finished the last book, Wanted, today, and Alison had taken Ian's body, but he was dead. I hope it's just A, not Ian actually alive. That would be bad. *sigh*

Pretty Little Liars is back and better than ever! Ha!

OMG OMG OMG! As of June 14, 2011, Pretty Little Liars is officially back! Love that show. The best ever. And every Tuesday night, there's a new episode. So freakin' excited for PLL to be back, especially now that we're getting into Season 2! What did you guys think of the first episode? I thought it needed a lot more Spoby, dontcha think? Haha I'm so mad at Spencer and Toby's parents! I need to do a blg post dedicated all to Spoby sometime. All Spoby, just Spoby, nothing else! Giggle, they're obv my favorite Pretty Little Liars couple in the entire world :) with Aria and Ezra (Ezria) at a close second, then Haleb. I'm not exactly the biggest fan of Emily and Paige though. I don't think they're right for each other, and they are definitely not cute together at all. *sigh* Okay, I should go post about what happened in the latest episode! Ta ta! :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Piercings and Tattoos...

I felt like blogging, and me and my friend were having a random conversation of tattoos and piercings. And so this blog post came about. I have two piercings right now, one in ach of my earlobes, but that's it. I really would like to getmy ear (lobes) pierced a second time, and then my cartlidge, although it does sound extremely painful. This girl in my class got a nose piercing yesterday, it looks amazing. But I don't think a nose piercing would suit me. Belly button piercing, I want. But it sounds kind of disgusting and painful, but it looks pretty cool. Like, imagine a diamond belly button! That would be so cool to have, especially in summer during swimsuit season. I would never get my eyebrow, lip, or tongue pierced though. That's too high on the gross/ugly factor for me. I would probably get a tattoo, probably a small one on like my left side of my lower abdomen, a small red heart, maybe? Sounds painful to think about though. Or a tattoo on your foot? Ohmigod, I want like gray or silver stars on my foot. Sounds painful again, though. High up on your arm would be less painful but I don't like it. My lower back or shoulder would be cool. Still a heart... I'm not sure what I want right now. But what if I didn't like it, I guess it really hurts to get it off... I don't know if it would be worth that risk. I'm still pretty young though, I'm actually not even in high school yet, so I have a long time to consider a tattoo and/or belly button piercing. That would be cool though, a diamond belly button. Ha!

Tim McGraw

I just thought I would share this with you! It's an amazing song, one of my favorites! I love the music video as well! This song is very inspirational and I absolutely love it. ♥

Lyrics (from Taylor Swift's official website):
He said the way my blue eyes shined
Put those Georgia stars to shame that night
I said: "That's a lie."
Just a boy in a Chevy truck
That had a tendency of gettin' stuck
On backroads at night
And I was right there beside him all summer long
And then the time we woke up to find that summer gone

But when you think Tim McGraw
I hope you think my favorite song
The one we danced to all night long
The moon like a spotlight on the lake
When you think happiness
I hope you think that little black dress
Think of my head on your chest
And my old faded blue jeans
When you think Tim McGraw
I hope you think of me

September saw a month of tears
And thankin' God that you weren't here
To see me like that
But in a box beneath my bed
Is a letter that you never read
From three summers back
It's hard not to find it all a little bitter sweet
And lookin' back on all of that, it's nice to believe

When you think Tim McGraw
I hope you think my favorite song
The one we danced to all night long
The moon like a spotlight on the lake
When you think happiness
I hope you think that little black dress
Think of my head on your chest
And my old faded blue jeans
When you think Tim McGraw
I hope you think of me

And I'm back for the first time since then
I'm standin' on your street
And there's a letter left on your doorstep
And the first thing that you'll read is:

When you think Tim McGraw
I hope you think my favorite song
Someday you'll turn your radio on
I hope it takes you back to that place
When you think happiness
I hope you think that little black dress
Think of my head on your chest
And my old faded blue jeans
When you think Tim McGraw
I hope you think of me

Oh, think of me
Mmmm

He said the way my blue eyes shine
Put those Georgia stars to shame that night
I said: "That's a lie"    

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Sound of a Star

Hello. I didn't really feel like blogging today, but, at the same time, I did? So I had written this poem a while ago, for that poetry book thing. Well actually I wrote this in March or April, I think. I like this one a lot. Oh, and The Ode to Springtime one, I don't know about yet, still waiting on that, because unfortunately, my phone has been confiscated :'( Anyway, here's the poem. It's called "The Sound of a Star" because that's the first, and my favorite, line in the poem. It,s short, I know, but oh well :) ♥

The Sound of a Star
A star sounds like a love song, all the lyrics flowing together perfectly.
Mischief smells like a mix of rain and fresh-cut flowers.
A new idea feels like a splash of cold water on a hot summer day.
White moves in a subtle swirl that goes on forever.
The scent of a circle is inspired by citrus with a hint of cinnamon.
Turquoise feels soothing, like a spa day after a long week of hard work.
And a whisper looks like a thick fog on a Monday morning.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Comic strips that desribe me!

I love Zits comics, They're so true. I found two in particular that describe me and that I completely love! http://www.zitscomics.com/ <-- Go there to see more! But anyway, I'm gonna show you guys the 2 I think represent moi and I'll explain why!

1. Okay, I hope you guys can read this okay. Basically, Jeremy's mother is working on something on her computer and she needs to know the time. So she asks Jeremy, who says "Sorry, I don't have my phone with me." So then Jeremy's mother asks Jeremy the date, and the day of the week. Jeremy says he doesn't know. So then Jeremy's mother asks if it's raining outside, and Jeremy says "Mom, how would I know this stuff without my phone?" and then Jeremy and his mother both mutter "Unbelievable!" Jeremy because his mother expects him to know tha stuff, and his mother because her son doesn't know anything without his phone.I know stuff without my phone, but this shows how much people rely on phones these days! And usually if someone asks me any of those questions, I check my phone for the answer.


2. This one says how much STUFF teens have these days. Jeremy is sitting in a chair (on his phone, of course) and his mother comes over carrying a ton of Jeremy's things. So Jeremy says "teenagers! You can't live with 'em, and you can't live without 'em!" So Jeremy's mother throws all of Jeremy's stuff on top of him, so Jeremy says "And legally, you can't bury them alive in theit own junk." So in reply to that, Jeremy's mother says, "i'll need to see the statute on that" - ha! Yes, I would not want to be buried alive in my own "junk" so I really like this one. I tend to collect a lot of random "stuff" I don't exactly need, and I'm always being told to pick things up and lean and get rid of stuff! So I thought this one described me nicely.



More song quotes (Taylor Swift)

I love quotes. Especially song quotes. So I wanted to share some more of my favoritest quotes in the world, this time from Taylor Swift sings rather than Lady Antebellum (btw I cannot wait for their new album, Own the Night, which comes out on September 13) because I am a huge Lady A fan. But back to Taylor Swift, these are all just song quotes from Taylor Swift songs, just random quotes from random Taylor Swift songs. Guess what they are, if you want. I'll do, say, maybe 5? These are in no set order.
1. "I looked at you like the stars that shine, the pretty lights..."
2. "Drop everything now, meet me in the pouring rain, kiss me on the sidewalk, take away the pain..."
3. "And I'm dying to know if it's killing you like it's killing me, yeah..."
4. "And I don't know why but with you I'd dance in a storm in my best dress, fearless..."
5. "I hope you think my favorite song, the one we danced to all night long, with the moon like a spotlight on the lake...when you think happiness, I hope you think that little black dress, my head on your chest, in my old faded blue jeans..."

I love Taylor Swift quotes. <3

Friday, June 10, 2011

Current State of the Union (Yes, this idea is stolen from the Clique ;)

Okay, inspired by the Clique series, I wanted to do a Current State of the Union, because it sounded like it would be fun to do. I'll get into more detail with it though, explain why something's in or out to me. S0ome of these are obvious, but I felt they were important to the list? Hahaha I don't know... I'll do, say, 4 ins and 3 outs? Okkkkk, let's get started!IN:
Oversized big rings! Definite in! You know I love these, scroll down a bit and read the blog post I titled "Collective Haul" - there's a purple/pink floral ring that I got from Forever21 that I've worn literally every day since I got it! It's so pretty. I get my big rings at Forever21. They dress up a bland outfit and make things pretty. And they make a big statement and are bound to get you compliments! I love my Forever21 rings...all so pretty!
 Okay, next in would be...
Music. I feel like this is an obvious one, but also one that I couldn't not include. Music is my life, as I have stated several times before. I just am obsessed. While I blog, I always listen to music actually. I'm now playing "Welcome to the Black Parade" which is like the most amazing song everrrr. It's by My Chemical Romance. But like, I love this song. Music is inspirational. Oh, and there's a song for every situation, for sure. If you have no friends, you always have MUSIC!!! Ok, in number 3...
Pretty Little Liars. With the season 2 premiere in only 4 days, I feel like this is a must to have on my IN list. I'm so excited for Pretty Little Liars to start back up again! I want to see what happens to Spoby, and Melissa...I know Wren is coming back, I can't wait for him to come back, although I don't think that he'd be good for Spoby. But this show is drama, mystery, and romance all in one, the perfect combo! It's a must-see... Remember, Tuesday, June 14th at 8/7 central! Or is it 9/8 central?
Ok, my fourth in for right now is none other than MOUNTAIN DEW! I know soda isn't exactly good for you and sugar isn't good for your teeth and you're not supposed to drink soda with braces on...but Mountain Dew's flavor is too much yumminess to pass on :) it's soo good. Hahaha I actually had Mountain Dew yesterday (at school,) and today (also at school) just because it's like, the end of the year, so there's all these parties and we get to bring in soda...haha. But Mountain dew is a must for me. Best. Soda. Ever. No joke! I actually really wanna try the Mountain Dew Coolatta at Dunkin' Donuts!
Now it's time to do the outs! I'm only gonna do 3 nights, rather than 4 like I did 4 ins... Ok... here are my personal outs for right now! (I'll try to do this more often. Weekly, maybe?)
OUTS (for this week)
Glitter glue. Okay, I know it's like forbidden for a girl to dislike glitter. But I've had enough of it for the week. I had that Euclid project that I mentioned in another post. And we made it pink and glittery with glitter glue, but I had glitter glue all over me, and all over the board...it's a bit messy, but pretty good for 2 people doing the entire thing is less than 2 hours. But I've had enough glitter for one week.
Next thing on my out list would be... STRICT SCHOOL PRINCEY-PALS! (Oh yea, I'm ninja, I said princey-pals teehee)  but seriously, I've had to be so careful lately as to not letting my stupid strict school principal see me. I've broken the dress code every day for the last two weeks, whether it be too short shorts or tank tops with straps thinner than "3 adult fingers" which is very, very lame. And stupid. It got over to 100 degrees the other day, and my icky principal was making students wear like, sweatshirts and stuff from the lost and found over tank tops. Seriously, give the students a break.
Spandex is the last thing on my list. It sort of relates to the dress code thing. So when girls know shorts are too short for school, at my school, they just put Spandex underneath them. I hate this "trend" I think it's tacky and they should just get longer shorts. Spandex looks crappy.It draws attention to their thighs, I think, and makes them look bigger. Hideous. A definite out...

So that's it for this week's in/out list (According to Massie Block, Current State of the Union) Tatata! I'll blog again now, or tomorrow maybe. What about...? You tell me!

How much texting is too much?!

I text quite a bit...last month, I sent over 9,000. (Shhh...don't tell!:) but actually, my friend Annie (http://www.sparkleshinebeautify.blogspot.com/) sends about 10-12,000 each month, and she actually has a flip phone, no full QWERTY keyboard. I mean, I have unlimited texting, but apparently I'm only supposed to send no more than 3,000 per month. Good thing the only way to tell how many texts I've sent is from my phone, which is, btw, with me at all times. I do text quite a bit though. This month I actually haven't sent that many. Last I checked, earlier today, just 3,711. But seriously, the latest I've ever texted was on a school night (haha) when I texted Annie until after 2AM (SHHHHH!) hahaha. That was interesting. But me texting + me exhausted = boring conversation. Eventually it turns to just "Lol" and "haha" and "hehe" every other text messag and the conversation completely dies out. But I don't think that's too much. It's a way to keep in contact with your friends! It's not like you're talking to like, complete strangers. It's your FRIENDS! Your lifelines! I think 10,000 would be about appropriate. Like seriously, if you have unlimited texting, why not use it?! But I have definitely gotten better, I haven't stayed up late texting in quite a while, a week maybe? Hmmm... but texting is my lifeline. Why do I love my phone so much? Because all my friends are in it, duhhh!!!

An Ode to Springtime...

Okay, this is not a poem, but I'll post a poem probably tomorrow that's titled "An Ode to Springtime" that actually is not written by me but it's definitely my favorite poem ever! So if you keep up with my blog and read it all, then you know that I had a poetry book due. Well my friend who I mentioned in another post, the drawing hearts one, well he wrote an amazing Ode to Springtime poem and he totally memorized it, and it;s absolutely amazing. So I need to have him text it to me and I need to ask him if I can share it with you because it's the best poem I've ever read by far. I love it. It's prfec t. My Ode to Springtime poem is actually really cheesy. I guess his is too, but it's still absolutely like, flawless. So, I guess, sometimes cheesy writing can be a good thing? Maybe I'll post mine if I feel like it... I don't know. But seriously, his poem is totally amazing and I like am stunned because it's sooo good. FAVORITE POEM! Hahaha I can't wait to hopefully share it with you guys:)

Quotes from Lady Antebellum Songs! ♥

Okay, so I'm gonna share 10 of my favorite Lady Angtebellum songs, you can write in the comments what the songs are, and if you get all 10 right, then I'll, um, congratulate you? Hahaha. But seriously, Lady Antebellum is my absolute FAVORITE! I'll start off easy, then get gradually harder. Yes, I probably will use a song more than once. No more than say, 2 times? A lot of these have the title of the song right in them! Most of these are from the album Need You Now
1. "I guess I'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all... it's a quarter after one and I'm all alone and I need you now... I said I wouldn't call but I'm a little drunk and I need you now..."
2. "Just a kiss on your lips in the moonlight, just a touch of the fire burning so bright, no i don't wanna mess this thing up, I don't wanna push too far. Just a shot in the dark that you just might be the one I've been waiting for my whole life...but baby I'm alright with just a kiss goodnight."
3. "There's a wild, wild whisper blowing in the wind, calling out my name like a long lost friend, oh I miss those days as the years go by, nothing's sweeter than summertime, but American honey..."
4. "And I wonder if I ever cross your mind, for me it happens all the time..."
5. ""Just like driving on an open highway, never knowing what we're gonna find... Just like two kids baby, always trying to live it up, oh that's our kind of love..."
6. "All the empty disappears, I remember why I'm here, just surrender and believe, I fall down on my knees oh hello world..."
7. "Love only comes once in a while, knocks on your door, and throws you a smile, takes every breath, and leaves every scar, speaks to your soul and sings to your heart"
8. "And we were sitting in the sand when he grabbed my hand and leaned in for a kiss. I couldn't help but think to the stars above, it doesn't get much better than this!"
9. "Lying here with you so close to me, it's hard to fight these feelings when it feels so hard to breathe...caught up in this moment, caught up in your smile..." (That was actually pretty easy)
10. "Yeah I'm ready to feel now, no longer am I afraid of the fall down, I guess it's time to move on now, without the fear of how it might end..."

Oh yes I absolutely love Lady Antebellum! ♥

Bracessss :'(

Oh yea , I got braces on Monday. I'm surprised that the pain is almost completely gone. On Monday, I got them at like 7:30 in the morning before school, and they started to really hurt after an hour. Like, I couldn't think straight. I wanted to kill someone, or like, take drugs. Jk. But seriously, they hurt like h*ll. Like, owieeee! Hahaha. But like, I was eating pizza yesterday and it didn't hurt. There's still pressure on my teeth that I sorta feel, and it hurts when I brush and stuff. But nothing that bad. I already broke one of the brackets, and I went to the dentist on like, Wednesday to get it fixed.... the pain was gone by then actually, Day 3. Actually, that's pretty good, because it can take up to a week normally. Well, I got these Speed Brace things which are like 3x smaller than modern metal braces and apparently there's not supposed to be as much pain? I don't know. But I got like pink elastics! Oh yeaaa they're pretty and haven't yet discolored which is good...

Who is Euclid?

The answer: a math dude. Hahaha me and my like bff, Annie, are doing this math project for Euclid, this "founder of geometry" but it's cool, we completely did it all pink and used a ton of glitter glue teehee. The teacher of that class is our favorite actually hahaha. Laaaa oooh I have something else to say I'll go write about that!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

blah blah blah again for the fourth time.

So, I'm sick. Maybe sorta. It's just a cough, that's it though, and I don't think it's in my lungs because I'm not, like wheezing. But I have been eating cough drops like crazy. They're quite good, actually. Well, they're actually throat drops, but they work. Hall's Cool Berry....... this "nasal spray" stuff has worked too. And drinking water... 8sigh* I hate being sick.

My amazing experience at SUBWAY!

This is really random, writing about SUBWAY! But I have to say, it is absolutely delicious! Let's make this like a food review, maybe? So anyway, I got the 6" chicken and bacon ranch sandwich, minus the ranch, on toasted Italian, with Monterey cheddar and black olives. A weird combination? Kinda. But it was absolutely delicious! My sister also got the chicken bacon ranch, again minus the ranch, but her Italian bread was not toasted, and she got American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and olives. She said hers was fantastic as well. But the sub as absolutely fantastic. The cheese was gooey and melted, the bread was perfectly toasted, the bacon was crispy, the chicken was juicy, the olives were fresh, it was like heaven in a sandwich. I wish I could be eating them like every night hahaha. It was super yummy! The best! Seriously, you guys have to go to Subway like ASAP. That was actual;ly my first time at Subway, and I oculdv'e eaten a 12" footlong, actually hahaha. Like, it was THAT good. Definitely the best dinner I've had in a long time! It was perfect, and everything was fresh, too. I LOVE SUBWAY FOREVER <3

"Collective Haul"

I realize I haven't blogged in like forever, but I did go shopping! And so now I'm doing a haul, because I don't really feel like doing a video on it. So I actually omly got six things from 3 different stores, a majority of the things I got from Target. I tried to find pictures online of everything I got, but was successful finding only 5 out of the 6 items I got. So I went shopping on Saturday May 28th, then again just this past Friday, June 3rd. So on Saturday I went to Target, then later that day the mall. I actually went to a ton of stores but only bought 2 things from Forever 21, one of which I couldn't find a picture of. I'll have to do another blog post and tell you about my field trip and post a picture of that bag there because that's a really long story. But anyway...so I went shopping at Target on that Saturday. Or was it Sunday? maybe it was Memorial Day? Yes, I think it was Sunday. Whatever it was. So, I needed new shorts, for sure, and I ended up getting two new pairs o shorts, even though they don't exactly work with my school's dress code (shhh) but no offense, my principal is really annoying and sometimes clueless. So I got a pair of denim shorts, and a pair of white denim shorts... I'll post pictures at the end. So then I also got this super pretty cami thing its like an off-white color it has ruffles on it it's really pretty. So then later that same day, I went to the mall with my mom and I got 2 things, this ring, which I'm actually wearing right now as I type this hahaha, I'm obsessed with it, and then this other tote that was no longer on the website. The tote was super cute, and only $1.50. It's like an off-white color, and has black and hot pink writing on it. It's all in French like it says "Je t'aime" and "Je t'adore" and "Mon coeur appartant a Paris" it's amazing hahaha. I'll explain it in another post. So then, Friday, I was out shopping, and I got another tank, this one was white with peach colored flowers it's really pretty. And perfect to wear with a skirt. Now it's time for pictures...

Okay, let me just say I'm really mad, becayuse my pictures of the shorts saved as spacers. I was able to get a picture of the white ones, but the others were pretty much exactly the same except in denim, medium wash, and slightly distressed. But both the white and denim were pretty much exactly the same... same rack, same brand, same size. But anyway here's the white one:
And now the tank:

And the RING!
And my tank... it's so cute, and was n sale for $19.90! The actual tank was no longer on the website, but I did find a picture of the model on he website wearing it!



I love shopping. With <3, Ali