segunda-feira, 28 de novembro de 2011

Destroying eBay + Lime Crime in a single week


Oh my GOD Forgive me my dear sweet lovely blog for abandoning you to rotten and dust in a poor corner of the worldwide web! QQ I had so much diversions... *Hugs header*

Sooo I been making my holidays shopping and giving perhaps one too many xmas gifts to myself. Tonight I encountered a 3 hour battle against Lime Crime's Sale (Oh my god the site still won't load even to copy the link! There's probably thousand of people buying even now) for Carousel Lip Gloss Collection.

Edit Warning!

For those who are still interested in the great Sale, Doe Deere has made an announcement, tonight over 2 million people tried acessing the site, which made it crash!

Therefore Lime Crime will re-make the sale today as soon as the site is fixed and running!

Enjoy it while you can! And special thanks to Lime Crime itself for having such dedication to consumers :) We wouldn't do it any different!

Tonight I was so glad to have checked the Muse of Unicorn's blog, because gurrrrrrl thats one aMAAaaAazing (please picture that word spoke with a hig-pitched drag queen voice) colurs!

Here's my favorite, Kaleidoscope:

I love the theme of the colelction. First, because it's obvious the twisted glass looks of the bottle are based after those old carousels canes where the horses hang from. Second of all, this made Sorry'Go-Round by Poets of the Fall stuck in my head all day.

Thus, I love how, despite Doe calling herself Queen of Unicorns, you can easily twist this theme to the creepy circus-festivals epic side which I love in some games and movies. And to a fourth, I'm obsessed with purple and I have a Journey on the seek fo the perfect purple lipstick. I have a drawer crowded int hem. Perhaps I can post about this ont he weekend.

I got 100% convinced by the pure magic of Kaleidoscope after seeing a swatch made by on youtube. Bless you for doing this, tonight i'll sleep to the signt of the pretty pictures of the glosses.

I bought the full Carousel collection as a self-made christmas gift, and some lipsticks I was waiting restock to buy. 3 lipsticks and 3 eyeshadows. Will make swatches when they arrive.

Here's the other colors:

Well now off with Unicorns and in with Epic eBay Assault !!

Star Wars

No I won't marry you. Stop begging. You're getting pathetic now. PLEASE STAND UP!

Kist kidding xD

Well the past 2 weeks me mom and dad have been re-watching ol'good saga, and that + a barbecue we made last weekend to celebrate vacations with my uni peeps, I went out into the wild eBay search to look for an apron.

Admit it, it's awesome. And its MINE SO GET LOST! xD
Nah, I'm not that mean. Here's the seller store for this epic apron of geekness.

Also I remembered my sympathy for R2D2, poor cute little robot he's so smart and full of tricks but they always manage to screw him up. If i was Yoda i'd wack Luke with the cane every time he hurt R2 somehow.

So I stirred it up with the fact i'm starting driving lessons on holidays and bought a cute Lego keychain of him


And 3rd geek thing It's a secret because I won't show u until it arrives. BAHAHAH.

Last but not least... Medieval Scissors

Months ago there was a girl on Brazil inlove with a pair of scissors, who could not buy them because these n00b sellers out there didn't ship the damn thing to Brazil!

Today I saw an old notepad file with 'WTB' on its title so i looked it up and saw it! When I saw them the first time i messaged every freakin' ebayer with one but nobody shipped here. Til I foudn this guy. Dear Sword & Armory seller, don't put your adress in the pack because I will go up there and steal everything, your stuff is so awesome I would have to buy a 2nd apartment just for all the stuff I wanna buy from you and other stuff.

Particularly inlove with the Dragon's Breath sword he has there, but I can't buy anythign else til.. January xD Except for clothes, I need some new ones badly.

How FREAKING AWESOME IS THAT SWORD? *nosebleeds and daydreams*

It's actually not expensive, at ALL. I think i'll talk to my brother about buying it with him.

I have so much new stuff I don't know where to begin with, but I should go for now. I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope i get my own Yoda wacking my head with a cane if i stop posting here again.

m4y 7h3 1337 b3 w17h y0u!

terça-feira, 17 de maio de 2011

Epic Handbag Crafting.

Smart and fashionable.


Absolutely loved.

This awesome woman has brough in a fun way to turn in an old book, or even a way of getting your favorite book in an old version to show off.

Ain't that just plain awesome?

And this kind gentleman decided to show us how!

Tutorial - Make your own Bookbag!

Original post & more pictures @: If It's Hip, It's Here


sexta-feira, 13 de maio de 2011

Friday 13 Nails~ China Glaze' Black Mesh Swatch

***It's friday, friday, gotta get dow...***



Dear Clannies, you know how much i'd love stabbing you for singing Rebecca Black during friday raids.

In honor of our beloved black cats, shattered mirrors, red moons and so on, i decided to make some

Friday 13 Nails~

(Click to zoom)

China Glaze Crackle - Black mesh + Colorama Single Layer - Rosa Divino

The Process:

I like to use a nice bright polish for base for the crackle. Picking a strong color that usually cover nicely with one layer does the trick. Her eon Brazil we have a special Single-Layer line from colorama. It's mostly reds, and theres different crazy colors from the Watercolour line.
You can also use China Glaze polishes themselves, they have a pretty strong colorbase too.

You can of couse, use a normal double-layer polish then apply the crackle, but i'm not abig fan of waiting, and the base polish doesn't have to be flawless for the effct working, but it must be very well dried out.

As you see, I didn't even bother taking the excess off. The crackle leaves some too, and making it before the crackle only doubles your work.

Crackle Up

To apply the crackle, don't worrie about making a neat layer of polish. The more heterogen the layer, the more cracks you'll get on it. Just make sure it's not too thin, or it won't crack, neither cover well, and it will look merely like a 5 year old painted them.

Wipe the Excess

The perfect stick:

I love this two-sided cotton stick that i found in a local store.

One of the sides is normal, just to take the excess off at the moment you apply the fresh polish.

The other side has a spiral where you can attack the cotton. That helps a lot because it's eternaly reusable and it's not too hard to remove the cotton, but it doesn't come off as you spin it either.

Final Touch

As you see, the crackle post-dryign looks rather matte. I like matte effects, but not on this case, because you can still see the shine from the polish below.

You can either apply a matte top coat or a shiny top coat. I went for the shiny one:

When it comes to nail treatment, Sally Hansen has it all.

When it says its insta-dry and anti-chip, you can believe it. She's like a Nails Jesus.

Around here her things ar epretty expensive, so most of the american and european products, I get from eBay.

I should indeed make a post about my eBayous adventures. I have so much stuff from there! And its really worth the purchases, you just gotta get the eBay flare.

This is how the nails get after the Top Coat:

And that is it!

Stay tuned from the Tactic side of the screen, I will be posting why does friday 13 exists!



segunda-feira, 25 de abril de 2011

Sword 2 - Granado Espada

"God save us, everyone, We're a broken people living under loaded guns"
- Linkin Park - The Catalyst

Damn that song. 2 weeks stuck in my head. And still hasn't got annoying.

I promise, after this post, i'll make the China Glaze Crackle swatches post.

- Ready to fire!

My signature for forums from when my characters reached expert.

So, you gonna keep stalling or you'll actually tell us about the freakin' game?

Chill, I'm on it!

Granado Espada is a game based after the colonization of the three americas.
It tells the story of the pioneers of the New World, the wars between Republicans and Royalists and much more.

I found this game in the weirsest possible way...

Ok not the very weirdest, but in a curious way.

I have a large collection of images i gathered along the years. And my warrior-gamer-geek-medieval soul is obsessed with female armor. But ACTUAL female armor. Not metal bikinis. How the HELL someone survives a battle with metal bikinis? Some sort of doom seductive thing that stuns men? What if theres other women? Theyll stab you due to jealousy!

I ended up finding in one of those image-hunt adventures, this image:

I was quite curious towards what that game was, but I forgot to research about it.

Few years later, researching for a game online to replace my boredom of Ultima Online and Lineage 2 [I barely reached level 20. You see i played in a Brazilian server. After three weeks my nation fellas annoyed me so deeply i ragequit. Later i'll explain how brazilian game annoyance works.]

And the name, Sword of The New World, really caught my eye.

When i clicked, i spazzed. It was the screenshot of the epic armor! I must check that out!

Then it kept getting better.


Multi Character Control

In Sword, or GE - we use both as shorten names - You can control up to 3 characters at once.

Of course, in the beginning, it makes you very confused. But in a day of playing you already get used to it. Combined to it, is another two great things:


Unique Playable Characters

In GE you can recruit the NPCs with quests and have your playable version of them. They usually have unique stances, combination of weapons and crafting skills.


In the game, you don't create a player - you create a Family.
Families make so when you create a character, you are the surname, and your characters have your lastname as the player's name.

Quarters are the character's home, and can host up to 72 characters.

In the game, you start with 4 slots for them, and can buy coupons to increase it to max.

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AFK Leveling

Sword is great for it's easy leveling.

There are three propotion levels to your characters:

100 - Veteran
110 - Expert
120 - Master
And soon also Grand Master - 130.

Then you look back at games you already know, and rememer the lifetime someone takes to get to lvl 80. Then you kneel, cry, and say: Master is impossible.

But wait little pal...

There's something ingame called spacebar mode.
With it, you can go AFK (Away from computer) and still have your characters killing mobs and gaining great amounts of experience, and you can even have a pet the picks the stuff for you from the ground.

Then what the hell will i do on a game that plays for itself?

Leveling is a few of the things to do in this game. Of couse, it's hell important, and everythign requires certain levels for getting to. You can also level activelly - it's more effective than afking and still fun.

The questline in Granado is great. It has historical facts hidden behind everything; the graphics are unbelievable. They have architetonic refferences from all over the world - and character references too.

There are daily missions that hapen through the day by a schedule; there are lobby missions - all raid you can do daily and don't need to wait for the mob spawn to get.

There are also great huge raids which you need to be in a great squad to achieve, and the prizes are awesome.

Clan Colony Wars

You're in the New World. And why did people come to the New World?

To make colonies.

Clan Colony Wars is, for now, the biggest PVP (Player Versus Player) event in GE.

Clans will war eachother to take colonies, disputing their domain and taking colonies from other clans.


Choose a side: Republican or Royalist?

The New World is divided between the two groups.

Royalysts and Republican battle for several things, including Tierra de Amor - A place that makes an experience increasing buff available for the faction that won the weekly war.

Currently, Sword 2 is on 6.0 patch. in 7.0 patch we will have World Faction Wars.

It will be an insane open world pvp where factions will fight eachother ALL OVER the map. And I really mean all. Even cities will take battles inside them.

This is the patch video:


I have a personal joke that says deep down we, Granado players, are all Barbie doll addicts.

GE has a great feature: Costumes.

There are back costumes, wigs, hats, glasses, sunglasses, dresses, swimsuits, chicken costumes...

It's just endless.

And we love it.

I'm pretty known on Sword 2 forums for something i made long time ago:

The Costume Images Compendium

I had found a dieing site in where several costumes were presented with great exposure.

Instructions on browsing are in the first picture of the main album.

For those who don't know it, take a peek! There are screenshots there as well :)

Granado is, overall, an amazing game.

It's hard to put all the features in a single post. There are unique weapon statting features, market systems, Baron lands, gorgeous female chars and hot males, expert stances...

I'll be oftenly posting about my ingame advetures, and i'll make sure to explain what i'm talking about when i mention a feature.

Stay tuned!



Kill it with fire.


Oh my god I almost choked photoshop. But it's finally done!
Official headers and markers, after 5 hours of work, are set. Tactics & Plastics will be runnign free, fun and fashionable now.

And why did i take FIVE HOURS?

Simple: Dumbness.

After 1 hour creating a background [Ok, actually i used the same background to the header as the signature i just created for GE's game forums. I confess], adding the shield, spinning the sword, rifle and staff one by one, makinf it all ruffly...
I decided to close the stock images because i was having a hard time switching between so many into the actual work in progress.

Except I clicked the wrong one.

And of couse i said "no' when photoshop asked "Would you like to save changes on xxxx.jpg?'.

When the image dissapeared i cursed. Real hard.

And then i went through another hour to do everythign again -.-

But it was worth it!

The only thing really, really bothering me now is the lines dividing the tiled background. Why, why is it that when it mends horizontally theres no white line, but vertically, this crap makes a white line? I tried making a big image so it wouldnt tile, but then file was too big to upload

If some kind soul knows how to make it go away plz tell me!!

Now, i'm off to make a work for radio class. Later, await the intro of the game that got me hooked 3 years ago (and still does today).

Farewell, minions!