OOTD: Bloody Nails

Howdy!

So much for only four posts this week. Every time I feel like I don’t have enough I tend to find something to add later on in the week. You get this one today and two others tomorrow! As for the month of November, I’m still trying to figure out posts to add.. hopefully you’ll like them!

Forgive me, I don’t like taking my pictures while inside houses but since the weather outside continues to get colder if I want to keep doing these types of posts, majority of them will have to be taken indoors. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours at my nana’s house, this is what I wore. The pants you’ve probably seen before. I got these at Charlotte Russe for Christmas last year. The top is from Wal-Mart, it was actually purchased by my sister for herself but unfortunately it doesn’t fit her as she thought it would. My mom hates it because of the wide neckline, so it falls right off my shoulders. I like it though, its comfortable and tight around my arms which is perfect for this weather. Technically this is my first time wearing a sweater for the season! Another feature I like about it is the buttons on the sides of my hands. I like little details whether it’s on my hands or feet, I don’t care.

I also got my toe nails painted too! My nana didn’t want to paint her nails so it was just me this time. I recently purchased a few autumnal nail polishes at Wal-Mart a couple of weeks ago. I think I should have went with the orange since it’ll be Halloween tomorrow. I’ve had that “Unbreakable Heart” screaming for me so decided to go with the red. The color looks like deeper in the bottle, but they look pretty for only having one coat on them. I’ve been calling them my bloody nails. If I don’t get to dress up for tomorrow, at least my nails will be done!

What do you think of my outfit and nails?

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Album Review: Taylor Swift’s “Red”

After almost a week of hearing the new Target commercial promoting Taylor Swift’s new album release, Red is finally in stores! The first single off of her new album, “We Are Never Getting Back Together,” is another #1 hit and of course, it’s a break-up song. Every teenage and young adult girl out there has thought this way once or twice about ending their relationship. She released clips of different tracks on Good Morning America. The four songs that were previewed on GMA were “Begin Again,” “Red,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and “State of Grace” was the final song. Out of all of these songs so far, I think the title track is my favorite. It’s so catchy and fun. Even though, it’s about love, it’s one you can dance to and you don’t care that you look like crazy person.

Taylor Swift can do both country and pop songs and make them work so well. Which is the reason why I like her so much. Her lyrics speak to a lot of people. Both my sister and I love her songs very much. So let’s start this off. The first song that starts off the album is “State of Grace” and I actually heard it for the first time last night. I love how it sounds, the drums start it off and she doesn’t actually sing much at the beginning, the background music is very upbeat and keeps you waiting for what’s about to happen. Her voice sounds amazing on this track. I am loving the chorus a lot and her high notes. So gentle and lovable.

The third song is “Treacherous” and it starts off with acoustic sounds from the guitars and drums. Her voice is soft and you can really hear her sing and understand the beauty in her lyrics. By the end of the second verse and into the next chorus, the tempo gets higher and more electric. Then by the bridge, it goes back to soft and calm. The last chorus is upbeat again at the beginning, then it slows calms down again at the end. It’s a very beautiful song. The next song is an upbeat and very dancy song called, “I Knew You Were Trouble.” It starts off kind of acoustic too but by the chorus, it changes into this pop song. In a way, you don’t expect it, but it’s a good balance. I love the little breakdown during the choruses, it’s very different and amazing. I am still surprised I haven’t learned the words to it yet. I will, don’t worry. Fifth song off her album is actually a song I’m listening to it for the first time. It’s called “All Too Well.” So far, you can hear the country influences. It’s a slow and meaningful song, even though it doesn’t change its tempo after the second chorus. I’m really liking the second verse a lot. It’s cute and kind of funny. It’s about remembering a relationship all too well. I think there will be a lot of girls relating to this song a lot. I know I am.

On the sixth song, called “22” it is a crazy, funny, but true song. From the time it starts, you want to dance, laugh, and go crazy. It sounds like a song you would sing around your friends, but by the time the chorus starts, you think, “ok, maybe not.” It is a song about enjoying life and just wanting to go crazy. I think that’s that the best way to explain it. It’s very girly and too bad I can’t record myself while doing this review because I am dancing like crazy. I love it! The next song is called, “I Almost Do,” and it’s break-up song and what happens after it’s over, and wanting to go back to them, but you can’t. It’s very sweet, but sad at the same time. Everybody has felt like this once or twice in their life. I’ve never been in a relationship, but I’ve had a lot of crushes when I was in school, so I can take this song and think about it in that direction instead. It’s another wonderful song to listen to. After that slow song, is a fast tempo song called, “Stay Stay Stay” and at first it kind of sounds like a Christmas song. It just has that sound, but the drums take that element away. It’s a cute song and has fun lyrics. It’s definitely about love and enjoying somebody’s company. Not dancing to this song is not an option.

The next song is called, “The Last Time” and it is featuring Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol. It starts off with a piano and Gary singing first. It is a very slow and you can hear the different instruments throughout the song. The drums, strings, and piano. Then all of a sudden, you can hear an electric guitar and that solo is beautifully blended in the song. It is a gorgeous duet. I’m not sure who I love more on this song Gary or Taylor. His high voice and low voice. It is amazingly good. Okay, this song is just starting the second verse, it’s called “Holy Ground” and I am not liking it at the moment. I’m really trying to like it too, but it’s just not happening. Nothing about it, is jumping at me. There is always one song that you can’t like and this one is mine. It’s about meeting somebody, almost like love at first sight. Probably the reason, why I don’t like it, because I don’t believe in love at first sight. Anyways, moving is another acoustic, slow song. It’s called, “Sad Beautiful Tragic” and with a title like that, you kind of hope it’s a slow song. Her voice is soft and deep. I’m not liking it as much as “The Last Time” but it’s very pretty.

At first, the next song starts with a short introduction, that you almost think it’s going to be another slow song. Instead, it is a “in between” song, meaning it’s not slow nor is it fast either. I’m not liking this song either. However, I would love to know who it’s about though. That’s the only thing this song is doing to me, is making me wonder who she wrote it for. She will probably never tell us either. Finally, a song that I actually like. This song is called, “Everything Has Changed,” and it features Ed Sheeran. Leave it to the two songs that are duets I end up falling in love with, but you can’t believe me though. It’s very cute and sounds acoustic at first, but then grows into this mid-tempo song. I love the drums and Ed’s voice in this song. Now I know why everybody was excited to hear this song. It’s pretty good! The second to last song is called “Starlight,” and it sounds like Rihanna’s song “Diamonds,” but this is about stars and it’s country-pop instead. I don’t think we’ll actually see her doing a country song in the near future, but again, not feeling this song either. Even though it has everything I look for in a song, but this is just the first listening to it, so I might change my mind later on.

Finding The Perfect YouTube Video of Concerts.

We can all relate when somebody asks us, if we look up live videos from concerts on YouTube. It’s not a secret, we all do it. For a lot of people, such as myself, it’s our way of finding peace to not being there in real life. Something I’m always doing is, trying to find really good live videos. Everybody knows that even though the video title will say “HD” that usually means one thing will be that and not both. For me, when I go to look like live videos, it’s the picture that is awesome, but the sound quality sucks. I was watching a bunch of videos of different concerts just a bit ago. The first band I looked up was RED. They have amazing songs and I love the screaming and the sound of the band, so I wanted to find good videos of their concerts. The first video I found, was really good. It had a nice picture and sound quality, but when the song first starts up, you can hear static-like noises and then when the lead singer was doing the screaming, the sound was really low. Then from there, everything I liked about the video sucked.

I am missing Skillet. After being let down from the other videos, I went back to watch some live videos by them. Skillet is an awesome band to listen to. I still can’t believe my sister Emily, almost got everybody in my family into them a few years ago. She was really into them and even went to the Rock The River tour in 2009 with her church. I was very jealous when she went but I was very excited for the pictures and stories she brought back with her. Once she went to the concert, she got some of the free podcasts they had on iTunes, and I love watching them on my iPod. I think the whole band is kind of hilarious. Jen Ledger is probably the most awesome drummer in the world. Anyways, finding live videos of Skillet was fairly easy. I love finding perfect with both great picture and sound quality. Here are two awesome live videos I found today. (:

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The Ultimate Dog

I am an all lover of animals, except for Spiders and Snakes. I hate them with a great passion. Those just scare the living shit out of me. Sorry, but I am more of a dog lover than a cat lover. Cats don’t mind as well as a dog would. Cats like to sleep more than as a dog would be more active. I am just a dog lover.

We have our first small dog. Before ChiChi we had Sydney and Chance. Chance died in 2008 because she had a brain tumor. We got ChiChi around the time before Chance died, so she learned a few things from the both of them. Chance was kind of old so she slept around and even though she was a Pit Bull, she was so loveable around people. ChiChi is that way after she gets use to you.

Our other dog Sydney was a Beagle and she died a few months ago. Sydney taught her to garud the house. Whenever somebody gave up to the door and knocked they barked so loud they could break the living room windows. Not really, but they were close sometimes. ChiChi is our only dog in the house. She is a short haired Chiwuawua. She has her drama queen days and she’s got my dad wrapped around her little paw. After Chance died, dad pretty much fell in love with ChiChi. As much as I love ChiChi, I still think Yorkies are the most cutest puppies ever!

One of these days I will own a Pit Bull, Husky (my favorite dog breed), Australian Shepard, Pug, and Yorkie. Those are my favorite breeds out of them all. I love the Husky and Australian Shepard for their coats and eyes. I love all eyes. Dogs eyes are so bright. Especially the blue eyed dogs. Chance had a Brindle coat and I have always loved Pit Bulls with coats like that. I like Huskies with both Gray and Red coats. The ones with the red coats are blue eyed than the rest from what I’ve seen. All this talking about dogs is making me want to watch Lady and the Tramp. Not even kidding right now.

 

That Awkward Moment

Oh I’m in trouble now.
I was thinking about Justin Timberlake and then Linkin Park popped up in my head at the same time.
At first I was thinking, “what’s going on with my brain now?”
Well then I remembered I had watched the studio session of when N’Sync were helping out Phil Collins in the Tarzan soundtrack last night.
Well that part was fine.
Then I started thinking about how Justin, Lance, Joey, and if I remember correctly Chris all had different hair colors.
Lance an Justin had Bleach blonde.
Joey and Chris had Bright red.
My excuse for not listening to Linkin Park was for two reasons, I thought Chester was scary. The other was his blonde hair.
So here is my awkward moment for the day.

“The awkward moment when you don’t listen to Linkin Park for the crazy hairdos but you listened to N’Sync just fine.”