They’re back.. And so am i!

Hello all you cool people out there!

Sorry sorry sorry i haven’t posted anything in ages! i was hiding away waiting for something amazing to happen when today, guess what- it did! So i might be a little late on realizing this, but the Gorillaz are back together! *confetti*

This will be their third album, titled Plastic Beach, and it comes out March 6th. But their first single on the album, stylo, has already been spewed all over the internet much to my delight, here’s a short cut for lazies: Gorillaz Stylo.

Listen to it a few times.

Hardstyle and Jumpstyle

projectOneAlbumCoverSo i just bought Project One, which is an album by the two DJs, Headhunterz and Wildstylez. But not after listening to tons of different hardstyle/jumpstyle songs. I have to say, Headhunterz is my favorite DJ :]

For those of you that don’t know what hardstyle is, it’s a form of techo/dance/electronica music. It’s also a form of dance that consists of shuffling such as the running man and melbourne shuffle.

Jumpstyle music is relatively the same as hardstyle music, but the dance is different. Jumpstyle, or hardjump, dancing involves- you guessed it- jumping! to the beat of the music.

Most people dance hardstyle and jumpstyle at raves, and hardstyle dancers sometimes wear phat pants. Phat pants have a fitphatpants1ted waist and the pants get wider down to the floor so that they hide the foot. Most pants are decorated with neon fabric and paint so that they glow under UV light at raves.

here’s a video of hardstyle dancing:

 

and here’s jumpstyle:

Prom ’09

Yesterday was prom for my school, and it was so much fun! After three hours of preparation I was ready, here’s how i prepared :]

Hair: My hair took me an hour to do! phew!

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I used TIGI Bed Head Superstar Volumizing Shampoo and the matching conditioner to strengthen my hair (it worked really well, i could feel the thickness :] )After showering i applied Herbal Essences- Shimery Nights to my hair while still wet to add pretty sparkles in it, and blow dried it next.  I then used a hair straightener and then the fun part begain- TEASING! yay! I put the upper layer of my hair in a pony tail and teased to the extreme my middle layer of hair in the back.  I used TIGI Bed Head Hard Head Hairspray to hold the teased amounts of hair, and then released the top layer and sprayed a small amount to hold, and it worked amazingly! My hair held all through the night and even until the next day! I had to shorten my bangs a bit with my razor (i cut my own hair) and then i was all done! ^_^ i was very happy with how it turned out.

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Makeup: I love messing around with makeup so this was tons of fun! First i used a liquid foundation; Clinique stay-true makeup oil-free formula. I highly recommend it. It blended in with my skin perfectly and covered almost all of the flaws. I followed up with a Clinique blush that i got in a free sample kit. i applied the blush just slightly above my cheekbones. cimg0131 Eyes were next. i started with eyeliner, which was again, Clinique. It was creme eyeliner and lasted the night without smearing horribly. i applied to the inside of my eyelids on both the top and bottom lids, just slightly brushing above my bottom lashes, and applying to the corners. I then used white eyeshadow as a base on both of my lids and smeared a small amount under my lower lashes. On my eyelids I used an auburn brown over the white, covering about 3/4s of my lid. i used black eyeshadow just above my upper lashes, drawing a line to the corner and applying some to the corner as well. Mascara time :], i used Define A Lash waterproof Mascara by Maybelline. I love this mascara. The only bad part about it was that it smeared a bit later on in the night, but it did last me a long time without smearing so it was good enough for me. Finally, i used a two-step lip gloss from covergirl that was a light pink color. It worked really well and didn’t rub off even after lots of kisses, food, and water!

Clothing and Etc: I got my dress from Cache, and my shoes (which were white heels) from DSW. I got nude thigh-highs from kroger at the last minute haha and used some dangley silver earings that i’ve had forever, though i believe they’re from Claires. I matched my dress with a silver clutch to also match my boyfriend’s tuxedo (which he looked amazing in!), and wore a necklace that he gave me. After spraying on some perfume i was ready to go :]cimg0118

So once i was all ready..  My boyfriend, Laurence, picked me up looking extremely handsome in his tux! We went over to his house and took pictures, then drove over to our friend’s house where we switched vehicles to a van, that was quickly transformed into a Prom-mobile after roars of protest to the writing of “PROM ’09” was drawn in pink letters across the windows. We rode the prom-mobile to dinner and then to a cute park downtown where we spent a whole ten minutes before hopping back into the van and riding to prom. The dj was a bit weak in the beginning, playing strange, half-slow half-fast songs that no one had heard before. However, after awhile the songs got much better, as Flo Rida, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and, of course, Baby got back were played. Overall, it was an amazing night.

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scene hair pics

i got lots of views on my other post about scene hair, so here are some more pics of pretty scene hair:

 

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exercising :]

Yeah yeah yeah. We all hate how we look. Sorry if that offends you, but it’s true.

So, how do you feel good about yourself? The answer is by switching off reruns of House and CSI for two hours to get a kick ass workout in. Motivation is hard and i still shove chocolate into my face every once in awhile. However, these steps have helped me feel good about myself and have helped motivate me to go workout .

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UNO: start easy! for the love of kittens do not start out with a hardcore workout! If you haven’t been to the gym in over two monthes then start very easy. Do two sets of 5 on weight machines, and only lift a reasonable amount of weights, once you build muscle mass you can start gradually uping your weights and switch to sets of 10.

DOS: BE CONSISTANT! going to the gym once in awhile whenever you feel fat will not make a difference! Try to go at least three times a week for an hour each to see any sort of improvement. I try for at least four times a week and spend at least 1 and 1/2 hours each session. Do cardio and weights when you work out, working your legs, arms and stomach muscles. On days when you can’t make it to the gym, do exercises before bed. Try getting up to 100 crunches each night by starting out with 25, then 50, etc. Being consistant is the most important part of getting in shape, if you’re inconsistant, you’ll loose everything you’ve worked to get, and that is not good.

TRES: The most difficult part of exercise. Motivation. My easiest form of motivation is going with a friend. My friend Olivia and I used to go workout together and I wouldn’t even notice how much I’d done on the treadmill. Talking to someone can really help you focus on something besides the numbers on the treadmill. Watching the TV in the weight room can help sometimes, but if you’re going to be walking/running for awhile, a mp3 is a must have. You can also find personal ways to motivate yourself. I wanted to look good for prom (which is two days from now and i think i achieved my goal pretty well :] ), but i know after that i’ll use the excuse of getting in shape for bikini season.exercise Just find some reason why you want to get into shape and you’ll do great if you keep reminding yourself of that reason everytime you want to skip workout day to play rockband.

CUATRO: Oh boy, dieting. Okay okay, listen up: do NOT eat fast food more then once a week (if even that). I can’t remember the last time i had fast food. If you stay away from greesy cheap food you should be fine if you exercise regularly. Don’t try to cut out sweets, it’s impossible and you’ll end up stuffing your face. So, eat desert in moderation, try a rule like no more then one desert a day. Also, try to only eat when you’re hungry. I know it sounds stupid, but you wouldn’t believe how much people eat out of bordom. If you’re just bored, have some tea (without sugar), brush your teeth, or chew some gum. This will keep you from over-doing your caloric intake for the day. However, skipping meals is a big no-no. If you skip meals you lower your RMR (resting metabolic rate) which is how many calories your body burns while resting. This basically means that you’ll burn less calories throughout the day and when you do decide to eat a lot- BAM! straight to the thighs! Altering some aspects of your diet is never a bad idea though. I recently swapped 1% milk for soy milk, which i drink all the time. Eating more veggies and fruit makes you feel better about yourself as well as being way healthier for you. Another note, if you’re not already, start taking vitamins. They ensure that you get everything you need to stay healthy and build muscle.

Oh! and also..Don’t obsess about weight! please! Muscles weighes more then fat, so you will probably gain weight by working out and don’t freak when you do. If you feel good about yourself you won’t care what you weigh. I got super discouraged when i started gaining weight from exercising and got really upset, but now i don’t care because i like the way my body’s starting to look. Just be healthy and destroy your scale with a sledgehammer because it doesn’t define who you are.

Good luck ^_^!

Scene hair- a guide.

Okay. scene hair is my obsession. xD

I absolutely love the way these girls do their hair, and i’ll be getting a haircut in a few weeks once i’ve grown it out long enough. But i wanted to write a how-to for all of those scene hair freaks like me :]

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First Step, (Duh) Grow your hair out to the length that you want the bottom layer to be. Lots of people do different lengths, and it’s all about what you want it to look like, but you should pretty much always start by growing your hair out long if you don’t want to use extentions (which is actually what a lot of girls do). 

The next step is to get your hair cut. Be sure that you’re very clear what you want to have done, because lots of stylists don’t understand you’re trying to go for scene hair. Ask for short layers, and have the ends razored to give the hair a more rough look and define the layers.Scene Hair The bangs can go pretty much any way you want them too. You can get full bangs strait across your face and part your hair to the side so that they sweep across your face once they’ve grown out, or you can skip that step and ask for side bangs. No matter what you decide to do, I highly recommend bringing in a picture of the hair you want. This gaurentees that the stylist has the same picture in their head as you do while they’re cutting your hair.

Coloring your hair can go in any direction. I’m keeping my hair blonde and adding in pink highlights. But it’s definately way less expensive to dye your own hair. I bought bottle of pink hair dye from hot topic that only cost me twelve dollars. The color stayed in for about a week and then i’d have to redye it, but i had enough in the bottle to last me about six months. I recommend adding in some kind of colorful highlights to make your hair super pretty and very sceney. However, if you don’t want to dye your hair, you can buy colored hair extensions for about six dollars.

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Now we get to the fun part! Styling! Teasing and spiking work the best for scene hair. Just tease up the bottom layers, add some hair spray and you’re done! If you’re confused, there are tons of how-to’s on youtube that show you step by step how people do their scene hair (search “how to scene hair” in the youtube search bar, and all sorts of helpful videos will pop up). Whatever you plan on doing, bedhead products are a must have. They have everything. Hair gel, manipulator, hairspray, and so much more. I’ve also heard that Rave hairspray works really well for holding teased hair. For spiking, hairwax is the best to use.

Once your hair is all styled, add in a bow, bandana, ribbon, hairclip, headband, or anything else you feel like putting in your hair and you’re done!

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warped tour addicts- get pumped!

yeah baby! Warped tour ’09 is almost upon us! Less then two months away, it is time to get excited! I’ll look into some of the less known bands and post reviews on them just for you.

and here we go!

 

Bands:

3OH!3  
A Day to Remember  
A Skylit Drive  
Alexisonfire  
Anti-Flag  
Attack Attack  
Bad Religion  
Bayside  
Big D and the Kids Table  
Black Tide  
Bouncing Souls  
Breathe Carolina  
Brokencyde  
Cash Cash  
Chiodos  
Dance Gavin Dance  
Dear and the Headlights  
Dirty Heads  
Escape the Fate  
Every Avenue  
Flogging Molly  
Forever The Sickest Kids  
Gallows  
Hit the Lights  
I Set My Friends on Fire  
In This Moment  
Jeffree Star  
Less Than Jake  
Lights  
Longway  
LoveHateHero  
Madina Lake  
Meg & Dia  
Millionaires  
NOFX  
Outernational  
P.O.S.  
Saosin  
Scary Kids Scaring Kids  
Senses Fail  
Shad  
Silverstein  
Sing it Loud  
Streetlight Manifesto  
Tat  
The A.K.A.s  
The Architects  
The Ataris  
The Devil Wears Prada  
The Maine  
The White Tie Affair  
There For Tomorrow  
Therefore I Am  
Thrice  
TV/TV  
Underoath  
Valencia  
Westbound Train 

 Concert Dates: 

 Day  Date   Where                         City, State

  Thu Apr 02 Key Club  Los Angeles, CA
  Fri Jun 26 TBA Pomona, CA  
  Sat Jun 27 TBA San Francisco, CA  
  Sun Jun 28 TBA Ventura, CA  
  Tue Jun 30 TBA Phoenix, AZ  
  Wed Jul 01 TBA Las Cruces, NM  
  Thu Jul 02 TBA San Antonio, TX  
  Fri Jul 03 TBA Houston, TX  
  Sun Jul 05 TBA Dallas, TX  
  Tue Jul 07 TBA Indianapolis, IN  
  Wed Jul 08 TBA Pittsburgh, PA  
  Thu Jul 09 TBA Cleveland, OH  
  Fri Jul 10 TBA Toronto, ON  
  Sat Jul 11 TBA Montreal, QC  
  Sun Jul 12 TBA Hartford, CT  
  Tue Jul 14 TBA Washington, DC  
  Wed Jul 15 TBA Buffalo, NY  
  Thu Jul 16 TBA Scranton, PA  
  Fri Jul 17 TBA Camden, NJ  
  Sat Jul 18 TBA Uniondale, NY  
  Sun Jul 19 Monmouth Park Racetrack Oceanport, NJ  
  Tue Jul 21 TBA Boston, MA  
  Wed Jul 22 TBA Virginia Beach, VA  
  Thu Jul 23 TBA Charlotte, NC  
  Fri Jul 24 TBA Orlando, FL  
  Sat Jul 25 TBA Miami, FL  
  Sun Jul 26 TBA Tampa, FL  
  Tue Jul 28 TBA Atlanta, GA  
  Wed Jul 29 TBA Cincinnati, OH  
  Thu Jul 30 TBA Milwaukee, WI  
  Fri Jul 31 TBA Detroit, MI  
  Sat Aug 01 TBA Chicago, IL  
  Sun Aug 02 TBA Minneapolis, MN  
  Mon Aug 03 TBA St. Louis, MO  
  Tue Aug 04 TBA Kansas City, MO  
  Fri Aug 07 TBA Boise, ID  
  Sat Aug 08 TBA Salt Lake City, UT  
  Sun Aug 09 TBA Denver, CO  
  Wed Aug 12 TBA Calgary, AB  
  Fri Aug 14 TBA Vancouver, BC  
  Sat Aug 15 TBA Seattle, WA  
  Sun Aug 16 TBA Portland, OR  
  Wed Aug 19 TBA Fresno, CA  
  Thu Aug 20 TBA San Francisco, CA  
  Fri Aug 21 TBA Sacramento, CA  
  Sat Aug 22 TBA San Diego, CA  
  Sun Aug 23 TBA Los Angeles, CA

 

I got all of my information from the offical warped tour site: http://www.warpedtour.com/warpedtour/index.asp 

hollywood undead

Who are the hollywood undead?
Well my love, they would be:
Oh i do love this band.
I discovered them a few monthes ago by accident, and now they frequent my pandora radio playlist.
Hollywood undead is a relatively new group, formed in 2005, the band originated on Myspace. After putting up songs on their profile, the band reached eight million plays by 2008, and that September, released their debut album, Swan Songs. The band’s genre is a mix of hip hop, rap, and metal all in one. Even though most of their lyrics are about sex and alcohol, i love the beats for most of their songs, and all of their songs are always commical. So don’t listen to them if you don’t have a sence of humor, babe. The band has many unreleased songs such as; Scene for Dummies, The Kids, Turn off the Lights (ft. Jeffree Star, the ever so debated scene queen), Dead in Ditches, Bitches, and Circles. All of which can be found in the depthes of the internet. Currently, Hollywood undead is on the Saints and Sinners tour across the US. More info can be found on their Myspace page, here.


One more note before i leave you. If you’re curious as to why they’re in masks, it originated when they posted pictures of themselves in hockey masks on their band’s Myspace page. I suppose they got possitive feedback and decided to keep the masks. Now, everywhere they go, the Hollywood undead crew members are sporting their unique masks.

europop

eiffel65-4Talk about a blast from the past! The band’s name is Eiffel 65. Eiffel was chosen randomly by a computer program and 65 was accidentally added to their name on a demo CD. The band consisted of Gabry Ponte (left), Maury Lobina (center), and Jeffrey Jey (right). Their albums include: Europop, Contact!, and Eiffel 65. Europop was their most popular album, containing their number one hit Blue(Da Ba Dee) and their also popular songs, Move Your Body, and Too Much of Heaven. Their song Blue was #1 on the charts in 18 countries when in debuted, including France, Spain, Germany, the UK, Ireland, and Australia to name a few. The band’s genre is electronica/dance/europop. Unfortunately, the band split in 2006 when their DJ, Gabry Ponte, went solo. I actually rediscovered this band because my boyfriend loves them, and now, many techno dances and europop car rides later, i’m in love with them too. If you’re looking for their best album to buy, I’d definately recommend Europop. It contains all of their major hits and is just fun and relaxing to listen to.

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3oh3 is a band that I discovered a few monthes ago. The two person band consists of Nathaniel Motte(left) and Sean Foreman(right), both from Boulder, Colorado (area code 303). They met at the University of Colorado and their band was formed in 2004. Their first album 3OH!3  was released in 2007 and they shortly after played in Denver for warped tour. On July 8, 2008, their second album, Want was released and that same year they signed to play for all concerts in warped tour except Philadelphia. Some of their more famous songs include: Punk Bitch, Starstrukk, and Don’t Trust Me. 3oh3’s genre is mainly electronica. Personally, I think they are a great band and fun to listen to. They are signed to play for warped tour 2009- so be there!

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