Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Nails and guitars

I've been quoting a lot of gaga lately and I was so convinced that she said "nails and guitars" in paparazzi that I was so excited to name my look this, but settled for the actually lyrics and decided to name my blog piece this. Here's the look.

This top is actually ripped and I didn't get a chance to sew it yet, but y'all can't see it so it looks fine. I adore this skirt and like I've mentioned before I'm really obsessed with the high-low hem. I added spiked jewelry to make it look edgier and the contrast with the brass, silver and pewter colors adds variety to the look. Lipstick is Viva Glam Cindi. Below are the pieces available at
I also wanted to complain about nail polish chipping when playing guitar. Hence the title. I never get to practice cause I consistently paint my nails and don't want to ruin it. So then I debate on acrylics but I bet that would hurt and eventually ruin my nail. Sigh. C'mon nail makers make this shit guitar proof. Happy Halloween.

X brittniss

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Recently, I've spoken with a few colleagues who had some interesting things to say. The first one told me they were still encountering bullies even in college. The second one said they were never bullied even in high school or never met a bully. Being my age, I know they exist amongst younger society especially in middle school and high school as well as the Internet since its easy to hide behind a fake identity or no identity at all. But today, I walked out of the library and got bullied for the first time in 4 years. First off, he told me my hair was ugly and second off, he laughed it off with his friend. Lucky for me, I experienced bullying before and was not damaged by what the said, but entirely shocked that being in a college setting, this guy was saying this to me. Especially for the first time in four years being on the campus I was uttly blown away. Regardless of whether or not it affected me, this is not okay. People like that kill millions every day with their rude comments. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.
Be kind to each other kids.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I'll follow you until you love me.

FINALLY got a new look up and did it with Fame. It actually looks quite ridiculous because I didn't realize it wasn't standing straight and I bought the small one so it isn't as striking as I thought it would turn out. But I'm still happy with the results. The inspiration for this piece was Bad Romance, as it was the first song I officially liked of Gaga's and after that I became a fan. Plus the dress resembles the liquid and I tried to add gold accessories but I don't believe it was apparent as I hoped. Anyway, I tried to emulate the bath house and I think that came across. It felt so cool wearing this crown and felt like a part of the video (I wish). I would have died and my life would have been made if I was in that video.
With that being said, paws up monsters and share the kindness.

X brittniss

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Barney's New York Skinny Minnie Mouse

Everyone knows the classic Minnie Mouse as being a short, full character that is fun loving and child appropriate. Growing up with her, we have never seen any variation of her in at least the last 20 years except for the computer generated version she was latest updated to but still looks very similar to the cartoon, 2D version. Barney's has proposed/already campaigned to have her on the runway with a taller, lanky version of her and there have been people to have protested this. Personally, I love the idea of having Minnie and other characters dramaticized to these images. It's like someone's artistic perception of her and doesn't damage her likeness in anyway. Yes, I know you must be thinking that I don't promote anorexia and people going to extreme measures to create their body image, but I think that these are completely separate for the fact Minnie is a cartoon character and young children identify with a cartoon characters but not to the same extent as people who actually exist in their lives. I am not discouraging parents to not allow their children to believe cartoon characters are real, but to the same extent, they aren't as tangible. Barney's isn't targeting a younger audience, so it seems that these protestors don't really have an argument. This campaign is for an older target market and people who have seen Minnie Mouse before and know she doesn't really look like this. Furthermore, we have allowed the creators of "Once Upon a Time" to change the ideas and concepts of our traditional fairy tales, so allowing Barney's of New York to have a different perception of Minnie. I loved what they did with Gaga's Workshop and was looking forward to this year's campaign.

Check it out for yourself:


So my gaga tickets came in, I dyed my hair again, and Pretty Little Liars marathon is recording at the moment, and all is well. Born This Way Ball here I come!

Well, I said I would update when I re-dyed my hair and it has finally come. This time it took 6+ hours to do my hair cause there was not any freakin conditioner in the dye which I left out this time because I wanted it to last and be more pink. That was dumb. More problems we encountered this time around: 1. Took longer because dye was so thick. 2. My hair was splotchy for some weird reason because my hair wouldn't take the dye. 3. My hair is more shades of pink than last time. Don't get me wrong, I love the way my hair turned out, just upset at the inconsistencies with this dye...or my head for that matter. Used the same exact products except for the conditioner, not sure if that changes the properties of the entire thing but it was excruciating long. Tips I learned for this time: wash hair in cold water and avoid the sun, which sucks cause the weather is cooling down and need to take two showers just to wash hair separately. So much fun.

I'm super stoked I finally get to see season 3 of PLL. Hopefully my stupid DVR works and actually records it. It's been so unreliable lately and frustrates me because I haven't been able to watch Glee on my tv but on Hulu since Grey's Anatomy is playing at the same time. Dumb right?

Halloween is coming up and I haven't posted any new looks on LB. I know, I've been slacking. I have so many pieces in mind but been too busy to it them together. Maybe this weekend if I have time. So, if I don't post by Halloween....Happy Halloween and be safe.

X brittniss

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Update on pink dye.

As much as I was happy with the results, it didn't last as long as I had hoped. The salon people told me that ion color brilliance was the best one for coloured dye, but it seems to be just as ineffective. Who knows if it didn't last on my part because I didn't put in the product to lock the colour or cause I didn't properly wash the bleach out prior or maybe cause I didn't use shampoo and conditioner for colour treated hair, who knows. But I will find out this next time around when I dye my hair again and do everything properly. Wish me luck.

X brittniss

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pretty Little Liars and Nail Polish

I've been obsessing over this show for the last month. Yes I know I'm late to jump on that band wagon but it's so addicting! Plus netflix has the first two seasons so I've been trying to watch them so I can start season 3. I love how they dress these girls, and more importantly, I love how their nails match their outfits. Honestly, I wonder how many times a day someone attends to their nails to make it look perfect. I wish I had that kind of service! It's so distracting. Every new "day" the color is different and stylized. I can't even pay attention to the dialogue because I'm fixated on their hands.
Point is, this has inspired me to try different styles and schemes for painting my nails such as painting the last two nails or painting the ring and thumb finger. It's quite entertaining and visually appealing every time I look at my hands. Has anyone tried those sticky nail things that you tape to your nails? Someone please tell me how those work out!

X brittniss