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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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

Myers-Briggs Personality Type|My Results!✨

According to the Myers-Briggs test (MBTI), there are 16 different types of personalities. The assessment is believed to measure psychological preferences in how an individual perceives the world and makes decisions.

The first time I took the assessment was back in high school, I can’t remember what grade but I remember getting INFJ as my personality type. I recently revisited Myers-Briggs once back in October 2017, and more recently… Today (Jan 28)

Were my results the same???

Not quite, but for the most part yes. In October, my results were INFP instead of INFJ:

The Mediator
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Today, my results are still the same, INFP with slight changes in percentages. In my opinion, it is thoroughly accurate.

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Fantasy worlds, in particular, fascinate Mediators, more than any other personality type. The strength of their visionary communication style lends itself well to creative works, and it comes as no surprise that many famous Mediators are poets, writers, and actors. Mediators have a talent for self-expression, revealing their beauty and their secrets through metaphors and fictional characters.”

In the “Explore Your Type” section, you can get insight on your strengths and weaknesses, romantic relationships, friendships, parenthood, career paths, and work habits.

“First and foremost is seemingly every Mediators’ dream growing up – to become an author. While a novel is a classic choice, it is rarely an accessible one, and there are many viable options for freedom-loving Mediators. The internet brings to the world the opportunities of blogging and freelance work – as organizations expand their reach beyond their native tongues, they will come to depend on Mediator personality types, with their gift for language and written expression, to take their rougher translations and stale pitches and inject them with a sense of beauty and poetry. Some Mediators will prefer a still more personal touch, being able to work face-to-face with clients, seeing that their personal effort really impacts another’s quality of life. Service careers such as massage therapy, physical rehabilitation, counseling, social work, psychology and even academic roles and retraining can be exceptionally rewarding for Mediators.”

Have you taken the Myers-Briggs personality test before? What were your results? Did you find it to be accurate?

You can find out your personality type by taking the assessment at 16personalities.com

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7 Day B&W Photo Challenge: Day 7!🖤

Hey everyone! Day 7 has arrived for me in the 7 day black and white photo challenge that I was tagged in by David. Thanks again David for sending me this opportunity.✨

The rules are simple and blog challenges are always interesting and fun so I’m glad to participate.🖤

The Rules are:

• Seven days.

• Seven black and white photos of your life.

• No people.

• No explanation.

• Challenge someone new each day.

For the last day, I’d like to challenge Mia who blogs at Beautiful Inspiring Creative Life. She’s really good at photo editing and has a great eye for inspiring images and content in general so I think she’d be great for this, but of course if any of you reading would like to participate I challenge you as well! ☺️

7 Day B&W Photo Challenge: Day 6🖤

I was tagged to join in on this 7 day black and white photo challenge, anyone can participate. I’ve made it to day 6 so there’s only one picture left after today☺️

The rules are simple and blog challenges are always interesting and fun so I’m glad to participate.🖤

The Rules are:

• Seven days.

• Seven black and white photos of your life.

• No people.

• No explanation.

• Challenge someone new each day.

Today I’m going to challenge Shannon who I know loves taking pictures, and they’re always great shots! Check her blog and Instagram out to see for yourself☺️💖

7 Day B&W Photo Challenge: Day 5🖤

I was tagged to join in on this 7 day black and white photo challenge, anyone can participate. I’ve made it to day 5 just 2 days to go☺️

The rules are simple and blog challenges are always interesting and fun so I’m glad to participate.🖤

The Rules are:

• Seven days.

• Seven black and white photos of your life.

• No people.

• No explanation.

• Challenge someone new each day.

Today I challenge Hunida, just by reading a few of her blog posts I know there are some exciting things that go on in her life that would make some interesting pictures! You should check her blog out if you haven’t already. & No worries if you can’t participate💖

See you all tomorrow for day 6!

7 Day B&W Photo Challenge: Day 4🖤

I was tagged to join in on this 7 day black and white photo challenge, anyone can participate. I’ve made it to day 4 just 3 days to go☺️

The rules are simple and blog challenges are always interesting and fun so I’m glad to participate.🖤

The Rules are:

• Seven days.

• Seven black and white photos of your life.

• No people.

• No explanation.

• Challenge someone new each day.

Today I challenge Lyz who blogs at I Wanna Be A Lady. Lyz if you’re able to participate, great! I know you’ll have amazing pictures to share. Check her blog and Instagram out!💖