Friday, November 7, 2014

Coping With Bangs That You Hate (Until They Finally Grow Out)

So the other day, I made the most ridiculous decision to give myself 'straight bangs', even though straight bangs are something that I've never liked on myself. I didn't exactly 'instantly regret it'. It took almost an hour to kick in, and now I can't stop brainstorming ways to make it work, to hide it, and to make it grow faster. My hair grows about an inch a month, so in a month I should be able to pass them off as cute side bangs, but for now, they look a little silly when pushed to the side, because they're cut a little too thick to be side bangs. Here are some of my survival tips that might help you, too!

1: Just Rock It!
No matter how silly you feel, and no matter how doubtful you are about people's sincerity when they say it's cute, and even if you think your face suddenly looks 'fatter', just rock it. You wanted this, so keep that in mind. Try to take as many flattering photos as you can (that will definitely make you feel better about the change), and experiment with all the cute hairstyles you wanted to try (I curled my bangs under pinup-style and did victory rolls. Tres fun). This will make it more fun, and in the end when it's all grown out, at least you'll be able to say you did all that and you finally got it all out of your system so that you'll never feel the urge to do it again!

2: Do The Twist!
Twist your bangs off to the side and bobby-pin them there! Voila! You have a forehead again!
(Something I dearly miss, and now I realize that I took my poor forehead for granted! Boo!)

3: Headbangin' Bands!
Wait, so are we going to a concert?! NO! I'm talking about headbands! Now's the time for some retail therapy, so you need to pamper yourself and go out and splurge (or not...) on some cute accessories to help you survive this hair tragedy (if it's really that bad..)! Use a bit of pomade to help slick it back, and then add the headband! No biggie!

4: Redo!
If it's really as bad as you think, go talk to a hairstylist and see if there's another more bearable style of bangs that you could live with, such as side bangs. If you don't want to do that, you could also opt for a wig.

5: Fake It 'Til You Make It!
This is also one that I've been doing. Try to pass them off as side bangs as best as you can. Mine
are just a touch above my brows, and they're a little thick, but if I style them carefully with some hairspray, I can pass them off as Audrey Hepburn-esque side bangs (although quite a bit longer).

6: Growing Tips
Twist the bangs together to the side tightly (but not to the point where it hurts) and put them in a small ponytail at night, because the pull of the tight ponytail will help it grow faster. You can also leave over the twist and just put it in a ponytail, although that might look a little silly.. but whatever! You're going to bed! Who's gonna see?! (Maybe just your teddy bear...or your mom or dad... or your husband.. oops!) I know this might seem weird, but dye your hair if you want. My hair always seems to grow almost a week or two after I dye it, and my roots start showing! (Don't do this just to make it grow, as you might end up damaging it instead if you don't know what you're doing!!! I cannot stress that enough!!!) Try using special strengthening shampoos and conditioners, and leave-in conditioning products. Try some hair treatments, the warm olive oil treatment.

I hope this gives you ladies (and maybe even a few gents) some hope! I'm off to play with hairstyles!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Harvest Moon Mochi Waffle Mix | Vegan Food Review

Earlier this year, I was asked to review a vegan mochi waffle product, and I completely forgot! So here it is now, and I'd like to personally apologize to the person who sent it to me for forgetting to post this sooner! I'd also like to thank them for sending me the product free of charge! Harvest Moon Mochi is gluten free, sugar free, wheat free, and dairy free! It is completely vegan! You simply mix the mochi with some water (maybe 2-4 tablespoons) and then you put it in a waffle iron for a few minutes (continue to check on it to make sure it doesn't burn) and then you are done! If you want, you can mix in some sugar with it before you fry it, to make it taste sweeter, or you can top it with syrup, fruit, nondairy margarine, or any other toppings you like! It doesn't taste as sweet as I thought it would, but I (and my mom) still thought it was pretty good! Note: At first I didn't know that they would melt in the waffle iron, so I was confused when the bits weren't completely combining with the liquid. If this happens to you, too, don't freak; they will melt together in the waffle iron! I give it a rating of: A-! Special thanks goes to Drew Carson for sending me the packages!






Thursday, September 11, 2014

"Frank" Movie Review

"Frank" is a new indie comedy/drama/mystery movie about a keyboardist named Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) who scores a spot in an indie pop band called "Soronpfrbs" made up of "mentally ill" people trying to record an album. The band is fronted by a man named Frank (Michael Fassbender) who wears a fake head and NEVER takes it off, but instead describes his facial expressions to his comrades. Jon is the most normal person in the band, and is strongly hated by one of the members from day one, and he also happens to struggle with music writing, which you'd think would be a requirement when he joined. Throughout the movie, everyone seems to be obsessed with Frank, whether they want to be him or they want to be with him, and two of the members actually end up committing suicide. Lenny Abrahamson's "Frank" tries to address that old question about whether you can be "normal" and still creative; do you need to be emotionally damaged to be paragon of inspiring energy? "Frank" provides a new perspective to not only the life of struggling musicians, but the cost of being creative, the obstacles to finding your muse, and how craziness contributes to art, and does so in a very entertaining way! "Frank" is based on Chris Sievey's iconic comedy character Frank Sidebottom. The movie has 7.3/10 stars on IMDb. "Frank" is rated R for language and some sexual content, although there is no nudity (except for a single nip-slip from Frank). Our personal grade for it: B! I hope you've enjoyed this post! Please subscribe to this blog for more reviews!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Celebrity Engagement | Emma Roberts and Evan Peters!

Emma Roberts and Evan Peters are engaged! *GASP* I honestly never saw that coming! I try to stay up to date on celebrities that I really admire, but this tiny tidbit slipped my little palms! I had thought that they had briefly dated, but it looks like they were a lot more serious than I thought! The two actors met on the set of "Adult World" in 2012. When host Chelsea Handler asked the "American Horror Story: Coven" actress who decided to pursue the other, Emma Roberts giggled and said, "Definitely not me! I'm a lady. He texted me and then we got together." She has mentioned before that he used to think she was weird! She mentioned to Chelsea Handler: "I actually, on the set, was like, 'Oh yeah, we're totally gonna date.' And I would try to like flirt with him, which ended up looking like I had something in my eye because I'd be like, 'Hey, what's up?' And he literally didn't speak to me the entire movie. He thought I was so weird." A few years later, Peters realized he better make a move. The two became engaged over the holidays and the news broke early in January. JustJared.com reports: "“No, we’re just enjoying being engaged right now.” Evan said when asked if they’ve started planning the special day. “I’m very happy right now, thank you,”Emma added".










Quite the loving couple, if I do say so myself.


AT THE EMMY'S | American Horror Story Cast Outfits!!!

AT THE EMMY'S with the cast of American Horror Story!

Take a look at their dazzling outfits for this auspicious occasion!




Taissa Farmiga wows at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in a gorgeous Elie Dab Dress!
Farmiga also wore Stuart Weitzman sandals (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage).


Jessica Lange (right of Sarah Paulson) wore a sultry black floor-length gown.

Sarah Paulson is quite the Queen of Hearts in this quirky yet dramatic dress!
“It is like an ’80s prom dress,” Sarah joked to HollywoodLife.com “because who
wouldn’t want to go to the prom when you didn’t get to go the first time?”
I unfortunately couldn't find the name of the fabulous designer! (Getty Images)

Angela Basset (wearing Elisabetta Franchi) looked like a Goddess
from a Greek Myth tale! (Photo by Getty / Jeff Vespa)


Jamie Brewer wearing a royal blue floor-length dress! She too looks like
she belongs in a mythical fairytale! (Getty Images)


Frances Conroy chose a simple yet sultry dress! She looks much different
as a blonde, but still lovely as ever! (Getty Images)


Gabourey Sidibe wore a vibrant red chiffon dress! Great choice, girl!
(Getty Images)

OTHER PHOTOS:

(Getty Images)
John Huston (right of Jessica Lange) wore a dapper tux, and was quite taken with the leading lady!

(Getty Images)
Lange and Paulson having a great time at the Emmy's! They took a ton of photos together that night!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
Emma Roberts and her new fiance (yes! Fiance!) Evan Peters!
Unfortunately, I believe they didn't attend! I wonder what they
would have worn if they had gone?!

Until next time, darlings!

Amy Rosanova

Saturday, August 2, 2014

20 Different Uses For Vaseline

1: (The usual use) Sinuses: Put it on your chest to help you breathe a little easier!
2: Soften dry, cracked, peeling feet: Rub vaseline on your feet, put socks on, and leave it over night.
3: Dry, crusty nostrils: Dip a q-tip in some vaseline, rub that in your nose, then blow your nose. Voila!
4: Softer elbows/knees: Rub vaseline on dry, rough, or discoloured elbows/knees to soften them up!
5: Remove eyelash glue: Gently rub it over your eye (DO NOT use menthol vaseline for this!).
6: Post shave: Rub a little vaseline on your skin after shaving to soothe and soften.
7: Makeup stains: Use a little vaseline to remove makeup stains from your clothes!
8: Longlasting Jack-O-Lanterns: rub vaseline on the open cut edges to keep them from drying out.
9: Stuck rings: Just use a little vaseline to take a stuck ring off!
10: Atopic Eczema: Applying vaseline can help improve the condition of eczema.
11: Rashes: Apply it to rashes caused by things like poisin ivy to soothe them.
12: Extend your favourite lotion: Mix your choice lotion with a little bit of vaseline to extend it.
13: Makeup Remover: Use a little vaseline to remove makeup, but don't forget to wash it off after!
14: Chapped lips: Rub some vaseline on dry, chapped lips when you don't have any chapstick.
15: Hard-To-Open nail polish bottles: rub it under the cap to make opening the bottle easier!
16: Tattoos: rub it on new tattoos to heal and protect them!
17: Protect hairline when dying your hair: rub it around your hairline to prevent dye stains!
18: Split ends: rub a little vaseline on the ends of your hair to help repair split ends.
19: Massage: give yourself, or your honey, a nice relaxing massage! Take turns!
20: Rejuvenate nail polish: rub it on week-old painted nails to vamp up the gloss again!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Why SeaWorld Is CRUEL!!!



Why SeaWorld Is CRUEL!!!


-The orcas spend most of their time in SeaWorld tanks sluggishly afloat at the almost shadeless surface, with no protection from the burning sun, usually resulting in severe sunburns, which are hidden from sight with the help of black zinc oxide, which matches their skin and is also used to protect from the sun. The only problem is that they already HAVE the sunburn before the people at SeaWorld put it on them!

-Some of the Orcas were kidnapped from their oceanic homes, and ended up dying!

-A scientific study showed that diving with dolphins causes them extreme stress, due to the close proximity which prevents “them from resting, feeding or nurturing their young.” SeaWorld was informed of this, yet this still allow guests to "dive with the dolphins!" at the Discovery Cove location in Orlando, Florida.

-SeaWorld imprisons innocent dolphins and whales to small tanks, which are typically only 40 feet deep (definitely not enough room to do all those slavish performance moves that they are forced to do!), which are to them as a bathtub is to a human being! These precious sea animals ordinarily swim 50-100 miles DAILY!

-All male orcas in confinement have COLLAPSED DORSAL FINS, which is a sign of unhealthiness! Yet, SeaWorld tries to cover this fact up by saying that's it's COMMON and NATURAL!!

-There have been OVER 100 ACCIDENTS at SeaWorld, many of them ending with DEAD trainers.
The CDOSH (California Division of Occupational Safety and Health) stated it was “only a matter of time” before people were killed when interacting with these abused creatures.

-Trainers practically RAPE the whales. ON A REGULAR BASIS. They masturbate them to collect sperm, and then force insemination on the females at a MUCH younger age than they would even breed in the wild.

-They STARVE them. They use food as a treat only if the whale does a correct behaviour.
In one such situation, a younger male whale would get attacked by the other 2 whales because he would mess up in his performance, because none of the whales would then be fed. They would also use food as a bait to lure them into their underwater "cages".

-A lot of orcas die while "marine cowboys" are trying to capture them. One such incident was Shamu's mother. She was shot by a harpoon and killed. The man, Ted Griffin, even hired men to cut open the dead whales' bellies and fill them with rocks, so that they'd sink and their murders would never be discovered.


"SeaWorld is full of it. No company that claims to care about animals would capture them, tear them away from their families, keep them in cramped tanks that are too small and too unnatural, and force them to perform tricks for audiences. I mean, who does SeaWorld think it’s foolingOrcas at SeaWorld gnaw at iron bars and concrete out of stress, anxiety, and boredom. No matter what SeaWorld says, these animals WANT OUT.  For orcas at SeaWorld, every day is the worst day ever. Next week, raise your voice for the inmates orcas and give SeaWorld the worst week ever. Text* ORCA to 73822 (in the U.S.) and 99099 (in Canada), and each day for the entire week, we’ll hit you up with a way to take action against SeaWorld." - Peta2.org

To find out more, please watch the film called "Blackfish".

Another cruel water park is The Aquarium of the Pacific.  How could a company that claims to teach people to respect wild and exotic sea creatures, also offer promotions (free admission) if someone were to eat fish at a certain restaurant?!?

Orca Head Banging

Friday, June 27, 2014

A Few Words About American Horror Story

American Horror Story description:
AN ANTHOLOGY SERIES.
Anthology definition:
A collection of poems.

My opinion:
That is perfect!


Last week, I finished American Horror Story season 1 in one night. My boyfriend's mom has it on DVD, so that made it easy, but now I have to watch season 2 online. I just got passed the opening scene of Season 2, Episode 1, and I decided to write this before continuing. I was never really the kind of person that liked keeping up with all these TV series', but ever since I started watching Breaking Bad with my boyfriend (out of pure curiosity), that has changed. At first we were repelled by the very name, because of all the hype. But then we decided to see what all the hype was about, and we got hooked, and watched almost 3 whole seasons in 2 days. In my opinion, Breaking Bad is like a "Gateway Drug" (for TV series'), ironically speaking, since it's also a show ABOUT a drug. Then we tried to watch American Horror Story together with a friend, but we had to stop in the middle, because we had to go to my boyfriend's band practice. Then just last week I decided to finish the episode (alone, since it wasn't really his cup of tea), and I ended up watching the whole series. At first, Violet's personality (and the fact that she has both a boyish voice and looks) kind of irked me, but she also reminded me of myself when I was younger, and so she kind of grew on me. I love her little romance with Tate (modern day Romeo and Juliet, anyone?); and come on, who WASN'T practically BEGGING for her to die so that she could be with him?! That's what I thought! (That's not a spoiler, that's just what I was actually hoping for the whole time I was watching. Bad, I know..) I'm a little bummed that
our little Vi isn't in Season 2, but apparently she's in Season 3; The romance continues! Yay!

The (horror) show must go on!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

My Admiration Of Gerard Butler Renewed

Gerard Butler! I remember the first time I saw him in a movie,
ever. It was in "Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life".


Even as a young girl I found him rather attractive, and in P.S. I Love You, he was positively charming and charismatic. Yet ever since he starred in The Phantom Of The Opera, my young life had never been the same. I'd first seen the movie on a vacation in Las Vegas, with my parents. I'd always been fond of musicals and such. That movie has always triggered the waterworks, so please: Make no attempt to watch The Phantom Of The Opera without crying. It is impossible. By the way, he's a wonderful singer.. soooo.. If the storyline doesn't depress you, then his angelic voice should do the trick.



 I remember that there would be times when I would watch it over and over for days and cry that Christine didn't go with him, and mostly over the fact that I had a mad crush on him (which is currently coming back to me, as I have yet again been going on a "movie binge" of my dear Phantom; I've watched it every morning for the past 3 days,the third time being with my boyfriend.. which probably wasn't a good idea, because I cried like a baby. Anyways, I had to get over my crush as a young girl, because I was only about 11 and I had calculated that by the time I was legal (and could officially marry him), he'd be about 44. (Ahem, which he is now, and I am legal.. coincidence that I suddenly have a crush on him again? I think not. More like perfect timing!) *sigh* What a cruel world. But even in his forties, our dear Mr. Butler still looks as heavenly as ever.



 
I also just recently (a few months ago) watched a movie (with my mom...) he was in a few years ago, with Katherine Heigl, called "The Ugly Truth," which was really funny (add another point to the 'Reasons To Love Him' list, along with great singer, seductive accent, nice body, charming, witty, and so much more).


Just a bit more eye candy:

One of my favourites, because just look at that little dimple and his smile. <3

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Woman is the Reflection of her Man ~ Brad Pitt about Angelina Jolie

This quote made me tear up a bit. It's so beautiful.

“My wife got sick. She was constantly nervous because of problems at work, personal life, her failures and children. She lost 30 pounds and weighed about 90 pounds. She got very skinny and was constantly crying. She was not a happy woman. She had suffered from continuing headaches, heart pain and jammed nerves in her back and ribs. She did not sleep well, falling asleep only in the mornings and got tired very quickly during the day. Our relationship was on the verge of a break up. Her beauty was leaving her somewhere, she had bags under her eyes, and she stopped taking care of herself. She refused to shoot the films and rejected any role. I lost hope and thought that we’ll get divorced soon… But then I decided to act. After all I’ve got the most beautiful woman on earth. She is the idol of more than half of men and women on earth, and I was the one allowed to fall asleep next to her. I began to shower her with flowers, kisses and compliments. I surprised and pleased her every minute i could. I gave her a lot of gifts and i lived just for her. I spoke in public only about her. I incorporated all themes in her direction. I praised her in front of her own and our mutual friends. You won’t believe it, but she blossomed. She became better. She gained weight, was no longer nervous and loved me even more than ever. I had no clue that she could love that much. And then I realized one thing: the woman is the reflection of her man.” ~ Brad Pitt about Angelina Jolie