Hobby Adventures: Nail Designs (pt.2)

Last week I shared a few old pictures of some nail designs I tried on myself. If you haven’t checked that post out already, go ahead and do that before or after you’re all done here:) Hobby Adventures: Nail Designs (pt.1)

Painting my nails quickly became a hobby I enjoyed. I was a beginner, so the designs weren’t really fancy and a beginner is where I stayed because I lost interest just as quickly. I mentioned I would be sharing a few of my hobbies I’ve had throughout the years for the next few weeks, and possibly recreating some of them. So today I decided to recreate one of my nail designs. Was it a pass or fail?

This is the design I decided to recreate, but I wanted to use different colors. I didn’t have the same exact color choices anyway.

I chose to go with pink, silver, and blue. Instead of doing the cheetah print I wanted to try polka dots hoping they would smear nicely after applying a top coat for a cool effect.

I first applied a clear coat base, this protects the nail from staining and also helps the paint last longer. The same with applying a top coat. Once I decided which color I wanted each nail, I began to draw the XO. The first time I did this I believe I used a toothpick or a skinnier polish brush which I didn’t have this time so I had to use the blue polish brush lightly. I also used this method to do my polka dots.

Basically, it didn’t turn out how I hoped. Pass or fail? Definitely a fail. Take a look for yourself:

After applying the clear top coat you can kind of see the effect I was talking about. Kind of… And yes, I didn’t bother cleaning around my nails because I knew I wouldn’t be keeping them this way.

Trying to draw the XO on my left hand was very difficult. A hot mess.

I believe where I messed up the most was using a bit too much polish than needed. This causes the drying time to last forever. That was always my problem as well as patience. I was ready to do other tasks and my nails suffered in the process smearing all over the place and taking on other textures. This is how they looked after all the madness… Does it say “RO” now? Is that even a letter at all anymore? A hot mess.

A better look at that effect I keep talking about that never turned out right…

So is this a hobby I can see myself getting back into? Probably not. LOL!
Solid colors and a little glitter will do just fine.

See you all next week with another hobby adventure!adk_0001

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Hobby Adventures: Nail Design💅🏽✨

I was recently looking back on some of the activities I’ve enjoyed throughout the years and started to wonder how each skill, talent, or hobby could have improved by now had I kept up with them. I didn’t hate these activities. I loved them a lot actually, but not as much as writing. Writing is something I haven’t given up on or taken a break from like I have with other things. Which is how I knew writing was more than just a hobby but that’s another topic.

Today, and for the next few weeks, I’d like to share some of my favorite “hobby adventures” with you all and maybe even challenge myself to recreate some of them. For example, this Friday I’ll be showing my adventure with nail design. Next Friday I could be recreating a nail design or moving on to another hobby.

The story…

I always enjoyed doing my own nails. I hated going to nail salons trying to find the perfect set I liked and waiting for my turn. I also didn’t care too much for the aftermath of once those fake nails are ready to come off how your real nails feel and look. So instead I practiced doing different designs. I would search Google and YouTube for easy nail tutorials and try them myself. Sometimes my little cousins would want me to do their nails also. During this phase cheetah print was trending so a lot of the time I did my nails with cheetah print on them. I found this to be easier along with stripes than some other designs. Here are a few pictures of some of my nails:

I would see those cute little Instagram/Pinterest pictures of girls showing off their nails holding a nail polish used so this was my attempt at that lol…

I remember really loving the white and gold here, some yellow also. Still loving it now.

I’m not really into snakes (they scare me), but this ring caught my eye and I couldn’t leave it, it was the only one. I bought it working at my first job, TJMaxx. Unfortunately, I lost it shortly after as with all the other great rings and necklaces I got while working there.
On my ring finger, I used crackle nail polish, does anyone still use those? I think you have to be very skilled with that kind of nail polish or its just hit or miss lol. At times it worked out, at times it didn’t. Obviously, it didn’t here because you can barely tell. The polish only cracked at the tip.

These XO (The Weeknd inspired) nails were my favorite. I think all of these were done back in 2012-2013. Of course, none of these were perfect but as I mentioned earlier I believe with more practice I would have improved and would have been quite proud of myself to see the growth.

Eventually, I got tired of having to redo chipped nails, or messing them up before they dried which I was also good at doing. If I couldn’t make lines straight I would use tape and sometimes that got messy with the polish. It all just became extremely annoying so I stopped trying designs and would paint them in solid colors, resulting in the end of the nail phase.

Do you go to nail salons or do your own nails? Maybe you aren’t into painting your nails at all. Are there any hobbies that you have given up?

Describing Each Zodiac Sign (in my opinion)✨

Happy Friday everyone! I am slowly but surely getting back into Fun Friday, I know it’s been a while and I’ve missed sharing these kinds of posts. Today I am going to be describing each zodiac sign according to my own experiences with them, and sharing a few celebrities of each sign.

Disclaimer: I am not an astrologer or psychic. This post is intended for fun and is based on my own opinions, from my own experiences. May or may not apply to you.

Let’s get started!

Aries| Element: Fire (Mar 21-Apr 19)
Symbol: The Ram
Ruling Planet Mars, the planet of war and energy
Celebrities: Lady Gaga, Selena Quintanilla, Mariah Carey, Chance The Rapper, Kyrie Irving

I’ve always known this sign to be very confident, passionate, and fun. Also very active and they rarely like sitting around doing nothing. Not afraid to try new things. They can be a bit crazy and wild at times and if you get them angry it’s usually not pretty. When jealous or angry they can be reckless, even violent in my experience. I had a best friend that was an Aries, and a guy best friend that was an Aries and we eventually dated. Things didn’t end well with either but I have no hard feelings towards them because they were both great friends. I also think they are very determined individuals. If they really want something they won’t hesitate to go after it and will get it. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac so no wonder they have a certain leadership skill and determination about them. They can be creative but I think their best trait is the determination and ambition they have, it’s almost as if they can achieve anything they set their minds out to do. I don’t usually have the greatest experiences with the fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) but I’d say Aries is my favorite of the three.

Taurus| Element: Earth (Apr 20-May 20)
Symbol: The Bull
Ruling Planet: Venus, the planet of beauty and love
Celebrities: Chris Brown, Channing Tatum, Gigi Hadid, Adele, Megan Fox, Blac Chyna

One of the signs that I don’t know too well but the few people under this sign I have met or know speak their mind, even if it’s quite depressing sometimes or someone wrongs them, they have a lot to say. They’ll keep talking about the situation over and over again. Stubborn, they won’t really take advice but they give great advice. Also blunt. If they have a problem with something they will have a definite way of letting you know. I think sometimes they can seem a bit bossy but they’re very supportive of loved ones, grounded. They like for things to be a certain way. I’ve noticed all the Taurus people I know laugh a lot and it’s quite contagious. They also have a fine taste and love of food.

Gemini| Element: Air (May 21-Jun 20)
Symbol: The Twins
Ruling Planet: Mercury, the planet of communication
Celebrities: Kanye West, Tupac, Kendrick Lamar, G-Eazy, Angelina Jolie, Marilyn Monroe

Gemini, the twins. I always compare Gemini to Pisces for one certain reason. The Gemini has those two sides everyone mentions because of it being the twin sign, and Pisces is 2 fish swimming in different directions. They have that part in common but other than that they do things very differently. Gemini likes to keep busy, and they can be a know it all at times. Very talkative and loves to debate. Sometimes they may also be a bit reserved in such an outgoing way if that makes sense. Basically, they are outgoing but they don’t let people in easily as far as relationships. They can start a relationship slowly but get out of one quickly. You never know which side you could be dealing with. They also like to focus on work or school. Intellectual. I found that with a Gemini ex of mine, I’d always think to myself “oh now he’s gonna get all smart on me.” The same with a Gemini friend but instead of smart, practical. For me, this is not the easiest sign to communicate with. I think their best trait is their intellect.

Cancer| Element: Water (Jun 21- Jul 22)
Symbol: The Crab
Ruling Planet: Moon, of moods and emotions
Celebrities: Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Kevin Hart, Alessia Cara, Tom Cruise

Cancer is one of my favorite signs. I have a few that are my favorites including my own of course. I find that I can bond with Cancer very easily and even come out of my shell easily with them. They’re just easy to get along with. I’ve also had a best friend cancer and a relationship that I was so open in that I was shocked. I often see them smiling, and seeming cheerful but underneath that, they are very emotional. You just usually wouldn’t notice because they’re good at hiding it. I find them to be highly confident, sexual, and creative as well. They are deep thinkers but are mostly set in their own beliefs. Homebodies, but outgoing as well.

Leo|Element: Fire (Jul 23- Aug 22)
Symbol: The Lion
Ruling Planet: The Sun, ego
Celebrities: Barack Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Meagan Good, Demi Lovato, Kylie Jenner

Leo is another sign I feel has great leadership skills but is crazy and wild at times. Fierce they are. They can be arrogant. When I think of Aries I think of Leo also. I’ve even seen these 2 signs in a relationship and let me tell you- it was really on fire. When it’s good it’s really good but when it’s bad it’s really bad. They love hard. They don’t take any BS but when they’re in love it’s hard for them to let go right away even if that may be best. They’ll fight first. They are loyal and would rather work it out if it can be worked out but it can come off ass possessive and obsessive. They love to have the spotlight on them. Sometimes the Leo can seem really full and into themselves but not in a conceited way, just confident in themselves. They sometimes don’t know how to control their temper. When they’re angry they’re really f*cking angry, they’ll probably say or do almost anything to have it their way. Assertive. They like to be in control. That’s just a fire sign for ya.

Virgo| Element: Earth (Aug 23, Sept 22)
Symbol: The Virgin
Ruling Planet: Mercury, planet of communication
Celebrities: Beyonce, Zendaya, Michael Jackson, Nick Jonas, Adam Sandler, China Anne McClain

I don’t think I actually know any Virgos personally but I do know of a few celebrities born under the sign including Beyoncé, Zendaya, and Michael Jackson. Their physical structure is as neat and kept as the image they project is an accurate statement. They have an elegant sense of fashion and they mind their business, aren’t really flashy behind the scenes of projects but expect that when a project is dropped it is perfected and successful. Not to say the Virgo never fails.

Libra| Element: Air (Sept 23- Oct 22)
Symbol: The Scales
Ruling Planet: Venus, planet of beauty and love
Celebrities: Will Smith, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kim Kardashian, Gwen Stefani

They are fair, and love life to be balanced. If you want a fair unbiased opinion on something I believe this is the sign to go to. The ones I know are very good at settling conflicts. on the contrary, they can come off a bit strong with their opinions and beliefs and thus easy to argue with but you probably won’t get far, you will not change their mind. In my experience, you can’t really tell a Libra how, or when to do things because they already have their own balanced way of doing things. I find them to also be good leaders. They can come up with great ideas, are very organized, good at planning things. Smooth with their actions and how they speak. Can be OCD. Another thing I’ve noticed is that they don’t play about their rest lol they love sleeping.

Scorpio| Element: Water (Oct 23-Nov 21)
Symbol: The Scorpion
Ruling Planet: Pluto, the planet of power and regeneration
Celebrities: Drake, Willow Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorde, Ciara, Ryan Gosling

Scorpio is one of my favorite signs. I can bond with them easily and I’ve always loved talking with them much like with Cancer, I guess it’s just a thing with the water signs although I feel Scorpio is the least sensitive of the three. They are very emotional though. My longest relationship so far was with a Scorpio lasting almost 5 years and there was never any hard feelings after the breakup. We are still close now. They are strong, protective, and determined. They take charge. They are laid back. Don’t get on their bad side because they can also be revengeful. They can be dark and mysterious, into the deeper meanings of things that most people wouldn’t care about, much like Pisces. I’ve known them to be artistic as well, they’re just so interesting to me in ways I can’t fully explain. This is an intense sign and there’s something about their eyes and the way they look at you I can’t quite put a finger on. I also want to say that they are ruled by the genitals and many Scorpio’s I know are somewhat… highly sexual👀😂 now this may not be true for all but I’d love to know your thoughts on that.

Sagittarius| Element: Fire (Nov 22-Dec 21)
Symbol: The Archer
Ruling Planet: Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion
Celebrities: Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, DJ Khaled, Jay-Z, Brad Pitt

Honestly, this is the sign I’ve had some of the worst experiences and first impressions with. I love that they can be so adventurous and the life of the party, but sometimes they are way too blunt. They don’t bite their tongue for anything or anyone in the experiences I’ve had, even when it’s something they should keep to themselves because it will come off as rude. I don’t think they do it on purpose, they probably don’t think they’re being rude. You know how you have that friend who tells you what you want to hear and offers emotional support, and then that other friend who is blunt… Don’t expect Sagittarius to tell you what you want to hear, they would be the blunt friend, which I understand can be a good thing at times. When you’re looking for someone to have a great time with, someone to party with all night or travel with the Sagittarius friend is a good choice. I also find them to be daring, sometimes reckless in life but to them, they’re just having fun, living life to the fullest and I admire that. They hate to be sitting around bored, they hate following rules and they hate taking things too seriously. Those I know often say things like, “It’s not that serious.” Or question why someone did what they did because they don’t think it was necessary.

Capricorn| Element: Earth (Dec 22-Jan 19)
Symbol: The Goat
Ruling Planet: Saturn, the planet of discipline and maturity
Celebrities: Denzel Washington, Zayn Malik, Martin Luther King Jr, Meghan Trainor, Michelle Obama

Capricorns work a lot and they work hard. My dad is a Capricorn and he has always been about work. I think they are creative when it comes to building and putting things together. They can be the boss or run great businesses from my experiences but sometimes they can also be a know it all which is pretty annoying. Sometimes I feel like the Capricorn’s in my life need to spend time fixing other things in their life rather than being focused on their job or running away from problems by running to work. They’re really good at providing for the family I’ll say that. Work is fine but sometimes you just need to relax. They can be way too serious. In relationships, they can come off as cold and emotionless due to their passion for work and structure. The Capricorns I know struggle with being in relationships. They say that this sign comes with a lot of hardships, hence the ruling Planet Saturn, discipline and maturity. I believe it. The Capricorn’s in my life do tend to have many hardships. To me, their best trait is their work ethic. I admire it.

Aquarius| Element: Air (Jan 20-Feb 18)
Symbol: The Water Bearer
Ruling Planet- Uranus, the planet of originality
Celebrities: The Weeknd, Taylor Lautner, Oprah Winfrey, Bob Marley, Ellen DeGeneres

I actually don’t know any Aquarians on a personal level but again I know of celebrities and other public figures of the sign. The few I’ve encountered have been flirtatious, free-spirited, have a unique personality and can be outgoing/friendly but they seem to be detached and stay to themselves also. They’re creative. Humanitarians. Eccentric is a great word for them. I usually see them having a gorgeous smile. They can be misunderstood, and seem cold in relationships. Not publicly affectionate. Sometimes I feel like they are very similar to the next sign. Let me know if you’re an Aquarius because I need to know more about you lol.

Pisces| Element: Water (Feb 19-Mar 20)
Symbol: The Fish
Ruling Planet: Neptune, the planet of fantasy
Celebrities: Rihanna, Jhene Aiko, Justin Bieber, Dr. Seuss, Adam Levine, Drew Barrymore

This is my sign so I think I’ll be accurate but of course, everyone is different. For me, It’s a love-hate thing. Pisces are very sensitive and hard to pin down, being the last zodiac sign, Pisces is said to have characteristics of all the other signs. Mysterious. Secretive but surprisingly open when expressing our feelings. We often move from place to place and need alone time. We seem to swim in and out of lives and reality. Don’t see it as us being flaky, sometimes being around crowds or people, in general, can overwhelm us and we need time to recharge. Aside from that, we’re really great friends and lovers. We often put others needs before our own and try to avoid conflict as best we can, which can be both good and bad. Mistaking kindness for weakness is what I feel people do towards Pisces often. Don’t underestimate because once you push one far enough you’ll see a side of them you never imagined. We tend to pick up on others emotions, very empathetic. We can sometimes spiral out or develop addictions. We often have our head in the clouds daydreaming and are quite reserved. Soft-spoken soothing voices. Intuitive and imaginative I always love to get inside another Pisces mind. Every Pisces I know is artistic in some way or several, especially in poetry, art, or designing. Highly creative.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments what your zodiac sign is and if I described you at all. I’d even love to know if you think I didn’t describe you at all. What characteristics best describe you?writtenwithlovegpj

Merry Blogmas! I’m participating💚✨

Merry Blogmas dear blog friends! It’s actually quite weird for me to say because this is my first time participating in Blogmas as this is my first year as a blogger. But also because I haven’t been posting as frequently, especially not everyday I haven’t done that in months. So much is still going on and I’ve been a bit busy, I plan to do a life update next week to fill you all in.

This month I will be posting everyday, early or late so just stop by when you get the chance to see if I’ve posted. I understand that some people do not celebrate Christmas or the holidays so for that reason there will be Christmas, winter, and other fun related posts.

As for Blogmas Day 1 I will be doing a simple post to get things started.

How many words can you make out of “Merry Blogmas?”

My list is down below. Comment what other words you came up with that I may have missed (3 or more letters.)

To make it more fun and challenging, time yourself and see how many different words you come up with in say…5-10 minutes?

❄️MERRY BLOGMAS❄️

Games

Male

Smear

Base

Bears

Beg

Bag

Roam

Rome

Rose

Globe

Rosary

Roar

Brag

Robe

Mole

Labs

Legs

Oral

Orgasm…(Okay, at this moment I realize I’ve placed oral and orgasm together… I could have switched words around or taken one out but what fun is that? We’re all mature here right🙂)

Gamble

Gamblers

Memo

Loser

Maybe

Mobs

Army

Sober

Real

Berry

Goals

Glare

Rare

Able

Bore

Sore

Soar

Lame

Germs

Meal

Solar

Some

Years

Mayor

Gear

Rear

Rags

Lag

More

Same

Blogs

Slob

Blame

Ears

Mom

Mars

Sorry

Marry

That’s what I have on my list but I’m sure there are so many others! I’d love if anyone comments any big words they find also. See you all tomorrow for day 2 of Blogmas! A Golden Blogmas💖

Happy Fun Friday!✨

Fun Friday #21: Cute Inspiring Desktop Wallpapers✨

Hey, everyone! Happy Friday once again 🙂
This week Fun Friday is posted on SheLivesLove so head on over to check out the cute, inspiring wallpapers I made for you all to try after reading this.

Next weeks Fun Friday post I want to include some of you all (preferably 5-10) so I would really love and appreciate if you could do me a favor- not even a huge favor 🙂

If you are reading, could you please leave your birthday in the comments. It has to be your full birth date. No this isn’t to hack you or anything like that don’t worry lol, a while ago I did a post relating to astrology and I am going to be doing an updated version. In the older version, I used my own and made up examples so this time I’d love to use some of your birthdays as examples. Another option is to leave in the comments your full birth name, but if you are not comfortable doing that no worries, a birthday will be just fine. Feeling awesome? Leave both your full birth date and full name to be featured in 2 results. I’ll seriously love you for that lol nothing weird I just really have a strong interest in astrology and numerology so you would be helping out a lot. I really hope to see your participation and I can’t wait to share it with you all next week.

Don’t forget to check out the new post on SheLivesLove with the wallpapers, a link will be below.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!💖

There are many things in life one can be inspired by. Inspiration can come in numerous ways. I find that I’m inspired by different things every day. One thing I love is really cute, inspiring wallpapers. Normally, I search for cute wallpapers on Google but then I thought, I’m pretty creative so why not make…

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Fun Friday #20: Desktop Wallpapers!✨

Happy Friday once again! I feel like I say happy Friday more than once a week because these weeks just go by so quickly. The past couple of days have been pretty gloomy with rain and thunder so I’m glad that earlier in the week I was able to capture some really nice photos of the sunset. I had been thinking about making wallpapers, twitter headers and such for a while now since I like making my own and done some for my 500 follower Q&A game winners a while back. I find it fun, relaxing, and creative. I love anything creative. So for today’s fun Friday post I decided to use some of the photos I took for desktop wallpapers. Since fall is approaching I also made a couple of wallpapers for that purpose using a Canva template. This will be the only time I post them on goldenpinkjournal, any others I make will be posted on sheliveslove so be sure to check there often for more.✨

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I hope you all enjoy these desktop wallpapers! Try them out, let me know if they work well for you I’ll be practicing a lot more with them. Let me know which one is your favorite. I will be posting the original sunset images on ARoseInReverie.💖

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Fun Friday #19 Featuring Some Of YOU!✨

Happy Fun Friday!

This Friday I decided I wanted to do something fun to thank some of you for your amazing comments and support these past few days. I’ve created 2 word scrambles the first one with a few of your names and the second with a few blogging terms. If you’ve recently commented on my recent posts there is a chance your name is in the first list:)

Can you unscramble them all? Can you find/unscramble your name?

Unscramble The Names:

EOL
YLZ
IMA
OJ
VADDI
IIKNK
EAMM
URALA
GIGAEM
ANESMJI
AIHNDU
ELERNYCHE
CHELIEML

Unscramble The Words:

SOERSDWRP
TEBWESI
GESUT OPTS
NCETOMM
SLBPHIU
SERTRIW BOLOCK
IRPNNIISTOA
LWOOFL
WRAASD
LOBG
ELFS-HOTS
EHTEM
SLIOCA DAMIE

If this wasn’t fun or interesting enough for you, I’ve also done a special post on my new blog. Check it out at sheliveslove.com

And thank you all again!

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