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Current Playlist


Hey Guys,

So recently (by recently I mean a good few months) I’ve had a single playlist that I love with a passion. I thought I would share with you what’s on that playlist today.
Let’s get on with it 🙂

  1. Dirty Little Secret – The All-American Rejects
  2. That’s What You Get – Paramore
  3. This Is Gospel – Panic! At The Disco
  4. Sugar, We’re Going Down – Fall Out Boy
  5. Dance, Dance – Fall Out Boy
  6. Thnks fr th Mmrs – Fall Out Boy
  7. Immortals – Fall Out Boy
  8. All The Things She Said – t.A.T.u (probably the odd one out on the playlist but still love it)
  9. Welcome to the Black Parade – My Chemical Romance
  10. (Coffee’s For Closers) – Fall Out Boy
  11. Uma Thurman – Fall Out Boy
  12. Fourth of July – Fall Out Boy
  13. Decode – Paramore
  14. The Great Escape – Boys Like Girls
  15. Young Volcanoes – Fall Out Boy
  16. I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic! At The Disco
  17. Move Along – The All-American Rejects
  18. Holiday/Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day

So this was kind of a random post. Usually I’m very protected with my music because few people I know like the same stuff as me however I’m posting this so, if any of you are fans with any of the artists on the list, let me know what else of theirs is good and I’ll try it out 🙂

Thanks for reading!

~Spike

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Google Asks, I Answer


Hey Guys,

So the post that I am doing today is one I’ve seen a couple times and really enjoyed reading. It has been done on VlogBrothers as well as 101 Books (Winner of 2013 Top Ten Book Blogs) so it’s a pretty fun thing to do. Just want to say that I am completely stealing this idea from them (click here for Book 101’s version) so no credit taken.
So what you do is go onto Google and type in a question word (e.g. How/Why/Where) and a single letter after and answer the top suggested question with that letter. Today I will be attempting to do letter A-J with the question word of “how”.
Let’s get started!

How are you in French?

Uh… I can’t tell whether this is asking if I am good at French or what How Are You is in French? For the record, I’m not bad and it’s (Ça va?)

How big is an acre?

Uh… I think it’s 4046.86m2 according to Google at least…

How college?

Confusion… college I presume is good but it depends where you are, what you study and all that jazz

How did Charles Kennedy die?

I have absolutely no clue and will probably proceed to spend the next half hour trying to figure it out and then forget it promptly after

How effective is the pill?

Which pill? There are a lot of pills dearie. You need to be a tad bit more specific

How far did I run?

How am I meant to know? Though I can tell you aren’t getting any farther by asking Google…

How great thou art?

Ah, channeling the Yoda I see. The force is strong with this one… I probably got that quote wrong…

How high?

Where are you trying to go?

How I met your mother

I hope this is the TV show or that’s a tad bit creepy…

How J say?

How J say whaaa? I don’t even know guys….

So that’s my attempt at the Search Questions Answered challenge like thing… I think I’ll make this into a series.. We’ll see how this one goes 🙂

Okay so now you’ve read my possibly failed attempt, seriously check out the series at 101 Books (link above) because they are amazingly funny!

Thanks for reading!

~Spike

New Posts Arriving Soon!


Hey Guys

I have recently been looking over past posts that I have made over the 2 years that this blog has been running for and feel like it needs a bit of an update. This means that I am going to go back over the Reviews 2013 category and redo each of the reviews.

My reasoning for this is purely that I feel I am more experienced now then I was before and that allows me to be able to express my opinions on books with a lot more detail and clarity than before. This means that, over the course of the weekend, I will be redoing these reviews so look out for them!

I also plan to start posting nail art videos in the next couple weeks, however, as some of you may know, exam season is here so I am going to be busy with that this week but the nail videos shall soon follow 🙂

Just wanted to give you a heads up!

~Spike

Straight Vs. Curly


straight vs curlyHey Guys,

So I was going to post a long awaited review of Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse but alas, I have not had time. Instead however, I would like to have a bit of a rant/discussion/debate about the whole straight hair Vs. curly hair.

So, to start with, I have a problem with this myself. Naturally, I have very wavy hair. However, I have not been given smooth, gentle waves or tight ringlet curls that both seem to be very trending among celebrities. I have a mess that, to be frank, looks like a strange sort of birds nest. Being fair, however, my hair can behave some days and look party respectable but still in a mix between curls and straight. Also, the waves never seem to be in the same place! My hair is also very thick yet fragile and it breaks easily. These factors combined have gifted me with the frizz levels of a bumblebee on drugs. Currently, in an attempt to solve this, I have bought the Miraculous Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner as well as the serum from John Frieda’s “Frizz-Ease” collection. So far, I have not tried it, but if the reviews have anything to say it should help!

Anyway, back to the main focus, straight or curly? As mentioned, my hair is naturally wavy which most people like, however there are days when, as soon as I step outside, it becomes a mess of knots and tangles which require ages of painful brushing to once again tame. This leaves me with very little styling possibilities as the weather becomes a large factor with my hair having to be up most days. When I straighten my hair, however, this problem is minimized dramatically. I find that my hair when straight is less frizzy and easily knotted. Though there are positives, there are also negatives. Forcing my hair to become straight requires heat and because of this, hair can become damaged. This leads to more frizz and the cycle goes on. Straight hair is very much a positive, aside from that, as I find that it is much easier to style and my hair can still be thick and have lots of volume without getting in everyone’s way, including myself.

Now onto curly hair. Personally, I love people who have natural waves. I find that it adds character to their everyday look. However it takes lots of care. I remember once I was at the hairdressers and my hairdresser said to me that I was lucky to have the hair that I do where all I have to do is brush it and put some mousse into it to accentuate the curls and I would have lovely hair. This may be true for some of you but not for me. I find that it takes way to much time and have lately just been pulling it into a ponytail. Yet I do love curly hair. It’s so pretty and, when done right, can fit the style someone is trying to replicate perfectly. I also like my own curls because I find that they frame my face and, as they are natural, require no heat to create and therefore causing less damage.

If you were to choose curly hair, there is also the level of curls that you can get. You can be subtle yet stylish with gentle, bohemian waves 10634066_1 Selena-Gomez-wavy-Bob-Hair-Cut1or you can completely rock the boat and go all the way with tight ringlets. Of course, it all depends on what you like and what you think looks best but each type require different care and neither of which are easily found naturally without the assistance of curlers of different widths. As seen in the image on the right, this hair has very little wave to it yet is long enough for the hair to weigh down the curls to produce these waves. On the image on the left, the curls have been tightened and accentuated by the short cut of hair. For celebrities such as Selena Gomez (as pictured), their hair is not a problem as they have personal stylists who make sure that they look their best almost all the time. I find that maintaining my curls can be a very difficult task and sometimes not worth the effort as the effect desired is almost impossible to produce without heat or hair products.

As much as it may seem that I am trying to tell you that I hate my natural hair, this is not true. I do dearly love my hair because it can be wonderful at times and I feel that it perfectly matches my facial features and looks. However, when it doesn’t work and become stressful to deal with, is it worth straightening it to bring me my desired look and create a void in the stress yet damaging and drying it out, or should I leave it and wait for a rare occasion where it looks decent.

Bringing this back to a more general opinion, it is obviously up to you however you want to style your hair. Be it straight, curly, dyed brunette or blond (my opinions on this are another story however I do not object to people wishing to dye their hair whatever colour they prefer as it is personal choice and no one should be judged on their opinion of themselves), all styles are up to the person creating them. For me personally, I am on the fence with the straight vs. curly debate as both are very beautiful styles and fit whoever chooses to style it this way. I’d love to know your thoughts though, let me know if you’re a curly hair or a straight hair person or anything hair related.

Thanks for reading and see you next week!

Spike

(no credit taken for photos shown in the post as they are not mine. Only the collage towards the beginning is mine however I did not take the photos, only created the collage. Credit given to the photographer/s taking them)