Scooter: My moto is "silent "butt" violent"...heh heh...get it...a pun within a pun...OH COME ON!!!
Tohru: Fuel for what? The methane within some farts is flammable. While farts may sometimes be flammable, they are a terrible fuel source as the energy density of farts is presumably low.
Sienna: So if I hate eggs and broccoli all day and didn't fart then I would drop a toxic fart the next day?
Olivia: Your brain on bath salts! Y do ppl go ABSOLUTELY crazy
Tohru: Wait so does that mean that eating stuff like baked beans doesn't make you fart?
Scooter: can we one day invent something to switch consciousnesses between two people? We've seen it in cartoons and movies, but is it possible? obviously i didnt know that -__- hence the question
Sienna: Why does pop bubble when you shake it up?
Olivia: why do you have to lift your but a bit (if your sitting down) to fart?
Scooter: How is it possible to fart while standing up without pooping? Gas is buoyant, and peristalsis is not a particularly sophisticated mechanism. Is something magical happening?
Tohru: I have a question, I know it isn't possible to travel at the speed of light but lets say you're driving your car at the speed of light and you turn on your headlights what happens?
Sienna: When do we use math in real life?
Scooter: A few days before placing the Ninja Polish order, I took advantage of Zoya's Spring Promotion, which was a buy 3, get 3 free offer. I actually placed my order literally minutes before the offer was going to expire. Even though Zoya has a ton of colors to choose from, I couldn't make up my mind! But I finally settled on 4 colors from last year's Sunshine Collection: Kimmy, Apple, Tanzy and Rica, and 2 colors from the Feel Collection: Kristen (which I just used in my glitter sandwich) and Carey.
Tohru: I already posted about Nail-Venurous Floam several day ago, but when I bought it off of Ninja Polish, I also picked up two A-England polishes. I was pretty much going to order Floam no matter what but I'd rather be able to get several polishes at once then have to pay shipping for just one bottle. I've been hankering for several colors from A-England so when I saw that Lady of the Lake and Dragon were in stock, I ordered them as well. I really, REALLY want St. George as well, but that one was out of stock so it'll have to sit on my wish list for a little bit longer.
Scooter: A few things that I learned while doing this for the first time: practice and experiment! There are various methods to do this and you might find one way works better for you than it does for someone else. It definitely helps to hold the straw a few inches away from your nails. Too close and you might get big blogs of polish that just flood your entire nail. It also takes some practice to figure out exactly where to hold the straw. I can't tell you how many times I tried it and the polish splattered in a circle around my nail without any of it actually hitting my nail! I held my nails over a paper plate, which was resting on a big piece of cardboard. I wasn't sure how far the polish would splatter, but it didn't go any farther than the edges of the plate. It all will depend on how far away from your nails you hold the straw. Just be sure to cover and protect the surface you are working so you don't get polish all over the place. Here's a shot of how my paper plate looked after I was done with all 10 nails.
Scooter: I've never done a splatter mani before, but I've seen them online and I absolutely love them. A splatter manicure is basically dipping a drinking straw in some polish and then blowing air into the straw with strong, quick puffs to make the polish splatter over your nails. You repeat that with different colors to get a messy, but very cool effect. I think mine was a success and a disaster all at the same time. In the end, it was a success but along the way I definitely had some disaster moments and this is a technique that takes both practice and luck. Since I was doing a splatter, I also decided to add another color, OPI Rumple's Wiggin', which is pastel purple. The picture above is of the final manicure, which includes a coat of Essie Matte About You. I decided to make it matte before even thinking to take a picture of it still glossy, d'oh! So here is a picture of my right hand, which I don't usually photograph since I'm right handed and taking pictures with my left hand is a royal pain in the rear. But I wanted to show how it looked with just plain top coat, so I snapped a pic of my right hand, before adding the matte top coat to finish it off.
Tohru: So I was planning to start this a few days ago, but for some reason I really hit a brick wall trying to decide what to do. Since Easter is this weekend, I wanted to kill two birds with one stone and pastels work great for Easter anyway. I did have this elaborate idea for small Easter eggs all over my nails, which I actually attempted. The end result though just reminded me that I need to invest in a small kit of acrylic paints for more intricate designs like that. It actually was not completely hideous, lol, but because the nail polish is not as opaque as acrylic paint, I really had to layer the nail polish on to get the designs to show and that just made the whole thing a lumpy mess! Off it came and on went plain polish just to get me through the next two days at work. Last night I came home and grabbed a bunch of pastels ready to tackle the challenge. I started with 3 coats of Orly Lemonade, hoping for inspiration. I was planning to do a patchwork scotch tape design with Lemonade and two other Orly colors, Prelude To a Kiss and Jealous, Much? but then the idea of a water marble popped into my head and that somehow led to the idea of doing a splatter manicure instead.
Scooter: I do really like this, but I'm not a huge ladybug fan, so I'll most likely be moving on to the next challenge within a day or two. Although I was happily surprised at the reactions I got at work today with this design. There were a lot of "Oh my God, are those ladybugs on your nails?!" It really got a lot more attention than I expected! One of the cool things about doing a challenge like this is that if I wasn't doing this challenge, I probably would have never done this design. But because of the challenge I was able to experiment and work with themes I probably wouldn't have thought to do on my own.
Olivia: Even though I knew I wanted to use this plate, it took me a little while to figure out exactly how to use it. I did actually paint my nails with a medium gray to start but then when I stamped the first ladybug, the gray was just too dark so I scrapped that idea. I decided to stamp multiple ladybugs over Orly Au Champagne instead, but only as an accent so I applied 3 coats of Au Champagne to my thumbs and ring fingers. I spent the next 5 minutes marveling over Au Champagne's satin matte finish! Somehow, in all the reviews of the Orly Holiday Soiree collection this past winter, I had completely missed the fact that Au Champagne was a matte. I must have read it, but it somehow just never registered in my brain. I was so not expecting the beautiful satin matte finish it has and now I'm so glad that I bought this back when I saw it moved to the clearance table at Sally Beauty. I had only used it once before and that was just as a base on a nail wheel for swatching Lynnderella Snow Angel. I must have been so excited about getting my Lynnderella order that I was apparently oblivious to the finish of Au Champagne when it dried. Anyway...for the ladybugs, I applied a small amount of Konad Special Polish in red to the body of the ladybug design and a small amount of Konad Special Polish in black to the ladybug's head, then scraped and stamped.
Scooter: I did that about 3 or 4 times per nail and just placed them in random directions on different parts of each nail. I took a small dotting tool and Wet n Wild Black Creme to fill in the dots of the ladybug design when Au Champagne showed through. On the rest of my nails I used 2 coats of Zoya Sooki and with the largest dotting tool and Wet n Wild Black Creme again, I placed random dots over Sooki to give it a ladybug motif.
===Scooter: Part 3 of the Spring Challenge is a glitter sandwich. I wasn't completely sure what I was going to do. I had a few ideas in mind, but I don't have a ton of jelly polishes. Most of them are from the OPI Texas Collection, which are great, but they are all pretty similar. I definitely need to add some jellies to my stash in some other colors, like greens or yellows. I finally decided to start out with three coats of OPI Big Hair...Big Nails. I've seen it described as a mix between a reddish coral and a light cherry red. To me, it seems more like "cherry tomato" red, if that makes sense. Once I had it on, it leaned more coral/orange to me. The idea I originally had would work better with a much redder jelly, so I decided to save my original idea for another day and started looking through my glitters for something else. That was when I came across China Glaze Electrify, which I immediately thought would be perfect to use. The only drawback with Electrify is that it's all tiny glitter and I wanted to have some larger glitters in this as well, so I grabbed Synergy from my collection of L.A. Girl Glitter Addict polishes. I saw Purge sitting next to Synergy and, for a second, thought it might be interesting to add large green glitter to contrast the colors in Electrify, rather than using gold glitter. But in the end, Synergy won out because it's not just gold glitter, it's holographic!===
Sienna: So after the three coats of Big Hair...Big Nails, I put on one coat of Electrify and one coat of Synergy. Then I ended up putting on three more coats of Big Hair...Big Nails. I started with one coat and then added a second, but I wasn't really satisfied with its "squishyness" until I put on the third coat. My only regret is that I wish I added a second coat of Synergy. It could have used some more of the larger hex glitters, but I'm still happy with the final outcome.
Scooter: I like all types of music but lately I've been listening mostly to rock music on Sirius/XM's Octane channel. However, I really do like all types of music. My very first concert was Aerosmith. Over the years, I've seen everyone from Poison to The Foo Fighters to The Monkees (it was awesome!) to Garth Brooks (completely awesome!) and I've seen 'NSYNC live 3 times. o_O
Tohru: I don't know how "new" exactly you could consider some of the bloggers that I chose. I might actually be the newest one out of almost all of these, lol. But I went through the list of awesome blogs I already follow and tried to pick out blogs that first of all, I love, and that were "sorta" new in terms of blogs that started either sometime this year or they started, more or less, sometime within the past 12 months. So most of these basically started sometime between April 2011 and April 2012. Be sure to check all of them out if you haven't already.
Olivia: Besides nail polish, I could easily spend all my money at Office Max or Staples. I love Post-it Notes and Sharpies and little desk organizers and gadgets and computer accessories. I'm a total nerd!
Tohru: I love the month of March. My birthday is in March. And more importantly, two words: Shamrock Shakes!
Scooter: Last Thursday, I checked my email to discover a huge surprise. It was an email from Ria, from Ria Loves Pawlish, to inform me that she had nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I was shocked! This is the first award I've been given by a fellow blogger and I have to admit, I got a little giddy. Thanks so much to Ria for the award! Be sure to check out her blog. She has a lot of great swatches and reviews up on a ton of different colors.
Scarlett: Not my favorite Birchbox out of all the ones I received so far since starting my subscription last August, but it's got some good items for sure. I would have been happier if I had received Zoya Lotus, but that's just the luck of the draw. It's not like Birchbox would have known that I had already bought Bevin on my own. So, while I'm a little bummed about Bevin, I'm still happy with this month's samples.
Scooter: The April theme is "Natural Wonders" and it is all about products with an earthy feel and natural ingredients. Besides the Zoya mini, I received: - a sample of Juicy Beauty organic oil-free moisturizer. It's also supposed to be blemish clearing, which is always a plus. - a mini bar of Erno Laszlo active pHelityl soap, which is supposed to be moisturizing and help balance your skin's pH levels (and is almost as cute as the mini Zoya bottle). - Yes To Blueberries brightening facial towelettes, moisturizing and cleansing all in one. I think I'm most looking forward to trying these. They're supposed to remove all traces of makeup and have a fruity scent. - a sample of Yogini by Harvey Prince. I've worn this scent a few times already and I like it quite a lot. It definitely fits with the earthy vibe of this month's box.
Scarlett: I was sort of anticipating my April Birchbox and sort of not anticipating it. I had seen a sneak peak of someone else's box online, before mine arrived, and they had received Zoya Bevin. Normally, getting a mini Zoya would be awesome but I already have Bevin, so I had my fingers crossed that my box would have a different color from the True Collection. I've seen a couple other people who received Lotus, which I don't have. Alas, when my box arrived a few weeks ago (I'm a little late with this post), inside was a mini Zoya Bevin. Oh well, what can you do? At least it's a color I love and look at how cute the mini bottle looks next to the normal Zoya Bevin bottle!
Tohru: I have a small haul post I'm working on and some swatches of one of the polishes from my most recent nail mail, so I hope to have those two posts up within the next day or so. And if the weather decides to cooperate tomorrow, I'll be able to take some pictures of my April Showers mani that I finally got around to doing today.
Scooter: Ordering from Pam is a little unconventional compared to other indy polish brands, but it's super easy! You can visit her Facebook page to view pictures of all of her polishes. Once you decide what you want, you just have to email her your order to email@example.com. Don't forget your shipping information! You should get an invoice back within a few days with your total and PayPal instructions. If you use a different email address for your PayPal account than the one you used to email in your order, make sure to let her know so that she can properly match up your payment to the order you placed.
Scarlett: Just a quick post before I head to bed. Last week, I wore the the OPI Big Hair...Big Nails glitter sandwich from the challenge for a few days but then I started to get bored with it. I still didn't have any new ideas for the next part of the challenge, April Showers, and I wasn't in the mood after work for removing all that glitter, so the next best thing was to slap some Essie Matte About You on top of it. I really liked the way it looked with the matte top coat added. I never used to be into matte polishes but, especially with glitters, I'm really starting to love experimenting with matte finishes.
Tohru: I love the little "thank you" card she put in with the order and, even though I was already familiar with the foil method, I also love the card she included with instructions for removing her glitter polishes. I think that's a very sweet touch. And here is the best picture of them all, a shot of the back of the bottles with a view of all that glittery goodness!
Rita: Other than nail polish, I've not one to be very girly-girl, but if you'll indulge me this one time...aren't these just the cutest bottles ever!!! I seriously love the little bows on the caps and the pretty handwriting on the bottle labels. Here are a few shots I took of my new prize possessions as I was opening the package up.
Tohru: The other part of my haul post is from my purchase from Whimsical Idea by Pam. I had seen a number of Pam's polishes on other blogs and I just couldn't resist any longer. I sent her an email late one night to let her know what colors I wanted to order and by the morning I had an invoice from her. Within a day of sending my PayPal payment, I had another email with tracking and two days after it shipped, my order had arrived and I was completely giddy over them all! I decided on four of Pam's polishes: Hatched, Kismet's Pajamas, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and Seuss.
Tohru: I'm so glad I finally bought this polish. I loved looking at the glitter and how it was layered in between all that jelly polish. And let's not even discuss how dorky I was acting at work when I realized I was wearing Peanut Butter and Jelly while eating lunch, which was...yup, you guessed it, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! It took all I had to refrain myself from taking a picture on my cell phone. Maybe next time...!
Crystal: I wore Peanut Butter and Jelly by itself, three coats total, and I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite. There's not really much else that needs to be said, the pictures tell it all. It's simply a great polish...great color combination and the name is just genius.
Tohru: When I received my order from Whimsical Ideas by Pam, it was the most excited I think I have ever been about new polish. I looked at the bottles and thought, "I need at least one of these on my nails IMMEDIATELY!" I decided to start with Peanut Butter and Jelly, a purple/raspberry jelly polish packed with gold micro glitter and larger hex glitter.
Scooter: Next up...A Rainbow After the Rain.
Scarlett: The clouds design is from Konad plate m79. For the white clouds, I used Konad Special Polish in white and I used China Glaze Recycle for the grey clouds. I used one coat of Seche Vite on all the nails with the clouds and two coats on the nails with the rhinestones. I ended up only wearing this for a few days. I put it together Sunday night, took pictures Monday and by Tuesday night I was taking it off. That's not to say that I didn't like it. But it was the first time I had ever worn rhinestones of any type on my nails and I was not used to my nails feeling bumpy like that. I kept having the urge to pick at those little buggers and knock them off my nails! I will just have to be try to get used to having bumpy nails once in a while, especially since I have so many more types of rhinestones in the Bundle Monster set that I want to try some day. I will say that I was surprised how well they stayed on. I just used top coat to put them in place and then, as I mentioned, used two coats of Seche Vite over them. That seemed to be enough top coat to get rid of any edges on the rhinestones that might have gotten caught on something and gotten them ripped off my nails.
Rita: I also wanted to do something different for the raindrops than what I had previously done. That was when I remembered I had bought a set of rhinestone wheels from Bundle Monster back in January and had yet to use any of them. Looking through the wheels, I came across these blue raindrop/teardrop shaped rhinestones that looked perfect for what I had in mind. I had a feeling that having these rhinestones on all of my nails would probably drive me nuts pretty quickly, so I settled on just using them for accent nails. And I decided to reuse the clouds idea from my previous April Showers manicure, but with a bit of a twist. Rather than having bright white clouds, I had an image in my head of darker, grey storm clouds staggered with white clouds overlapping them. My only problem was that I didn't have a very good grey polish for stamping. I couldn't get any greys to show up well over the black polish. So I decided to reverse my original idea and stamp white clouds first, then overlay grey clouds, so that part of the white clouds would remain intact and other parts would look darker and more stormy.
Scooter: Why the heck are you eavasdropping on me?
===Chapter 30 (Special) - Almost Not a Secret Ah, im back everyone. Sorry for a delay. (Almost every time) This special of ITLOF is about the proving of the AlbertoXPenny relationship, however in here. Our 2nd Special is about to start. Oh, and this is a special because after Chapter 40, ITLOF: 3rd Eateria will start. Have fun reading! Penny: So yeah, I was like "Why the heck are you eavasdropping on me?" As he always says, "Uh, nothing!" Prudence: Well isnt it obvious? Penny: Uh, no. Prudence: You talk about him, and he eavasdrops on you. Eeek! Your in love! Penny: I am so not! (Belive it Prudence, im not) Prudence: Uh, yeah girl. Alberto: *eavasdropping* Meh.... Chuck: Oh hey Alberto. Spying on her again? Alberto: HOLY BLENDERS YOU SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME. Chuck: No, I scared the blenders out of you. Alberto: *sigh* Chuck: Whatever....Anyway, I've been noticing whats up with you. Alberto: Uh, what are you talking about? Chuck: You have a soft side for Penny, do you? Alberto: NO, IN FACT I HATE HER! Chuck: (What a jerk) No, you like her. Penny: Do you hear that? Prudence: Yeah. They sound like...Alberto and Chuck. Penny: *looks behind* Alberto: *whispering* Chuck, get down! Penny: You know im not blind. Alberto: HOLY BLENDERS, YOU SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME! Chuck: (Again..) Penny: I scared the blenders out of you...Not crap. Alberto: Grrr... Prudence: EEEK! *texting Cooper*===
Cooper: *looking at phone* OMG Cooper, come to Calypso Island! *texting back*
- ===Calypso Island**===
===Prudence: *looking at phone* OK, work is done anyway. -1 hour later- All: *glaring at Cooper* Cooper: What? All: YOUR LATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cooper: How long? All: AN HOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *beating up Cooper* -2 minutes of beating up later- Prudence: Now that we are done, im going to text every chef! Freezeria Chefs: WHAAAAAAAAT! -5 minutes later- Alberto: THAT WAS COMPLETELY UNNECASSARY! Prudence: Sorry! So guys, I found out that Alberto and Penny are in love! Rita: Oh my gosh. Prudence: I know right! Roy: *sigh* Shut up and keep talking. Prudence: *slap* Anyway, we should tell every of Flipline this! Freezeria Chefs: NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Other Chefs: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Alberto: QUIT IT GUYS, WE ARE NOT IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Penny: *covering ears* Prudence: OK! GOSH! Lets go guys. -after everyone left- Alberto: Good, everyone left. Now we are alone. All alone... Penny: Yeah! Heh... Prudence: *evasdropping* I knew it guys! They're in love! Call their siblings! -after 18 minutes of evasdropping and calling the "in love" chefs' siblings- (That was long) Taylor: *whispering* No way. Cecillia: I know! How could Penny date a jerk? Scooter: Im chill with it. I mean, a girl needs her love. Robby: No way! Penny is in love! Taylor: *spraying water* Alberto: You know, I need to tell you something. Penny: Yeah? Alberto: Well...*mumbles* Im in love with you. Penny: What? Alberto: I said- Wait, do you notice sprayed water around us? Taylor: OH NO! RUN! Alberto: HEY, GET BACK HERE YOU LITTLE IDIOTS! Penny: Whoever you guys are, I will get you! Wait, huh? Taylor: Whew, we got away. BUT IN WATER! Prudence: Unnesacary... Robby: A pirate needs to survive in water, get over it. Taylor: Watch them guys! Before they kiss, lets do a cheer! An idiotic one. Robby: Scurvy. Scooter: Robby! Alberto: OK, what I was trying to say was- Penny: Wait, I have something to say. I kinda, umm....like you. Alberto: Really? Penny: I see why your grossed out. Alberto: But im not. I like you too. Penny: *blushing* R-Really? Alberto: Yeah. Penny: So um...You wanna...um, kiss? Alberto: Sure, if you want. *about to kiss* Taylor: NOW! *runs up front* All: *running up front* Robby: Yo Penny! Taylor: Say what!? Cecillia and Scooter: *joining in* All: YOUR GETTING ARRIED! *dancing idioticly* Alberto: GRRRR... Taylor: OH NO! Pancakeria Chefs: AHAHAHAHA! Alberto: UNCONCIOUS! Unconscious (Alberto): Right here. *flipkicks everyone* All: AHHHHH!===