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The hair and the changes

Here is an update in the life of JoanyM. (Okay, okay, gonna say it…. Some of the bloggers online call this sort of post a: PLOG. You know Photo-log. I think this title just reminds me of something a farmer would do but ah well, let’s stop the inner babble.)

The hair and the changes.

From the moment I started to change my style of hair my life went in superspeed. Not because of the hair but just because I was just a few weeks from getting my diploma. Sleep was not an option, so in between school I found my peace in changing my hair a lot. (girls gotta do their hair right?!) As some of you know when I started this blog my hair was already red and looked like this:

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It looked nice, red hair is kind of my thing, just love the bright color! Anyway this is the photo I used when I had my blog for 2 months. (So yeah, I started a blog in the end of my college years, gotta have somewhere to put your thoughts) Now a friend from my dancing group offered to me that if I wanted extentions, she could help me, all I had to do was buy the hair. I have always wanted long hair so I almost ran to the store to buy some. They only had one pack extentions that had a similar color to my hair so I bought that and figured I painted my hair in the haircolor of the extentions. I so loved the result!!!

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The extentions are put in my hair with clips, this way I can get them off and on easily and dye my hair without damaging the extentions. I loved this look but soonmostof the extention hair was falling out (it was so cheap and so fake) so probably two weeks later I started to mix it with black. I loved that even more !!

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I really love this combination and as my final exposition for school was coming up I felt awesome. This photo was from where I was hostess ona party for the vips and as you can see handed out candy for the people dancing. I even made the newspaper ( it is in Dutch but you can see me anyways so..)

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For school I made a comic, or graphic novel in my case. It was 12 pages long and I worked on it for a whole year. This was the last thing for my diploma and I was so freaking glad I got my points! That ment I am now officially a teacher in art. This picture shows my graphic novel. I placed two to read at the exposition.

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My cards were next to it and all of the students got a cube with their picture and information on it. So I got my diploma, YESYESYES!!!!

Now freaking what….. Lucky me I wanted to do something else for a while and got asked for a job in sales. So yeah, working there for a month now and I’m pretty good at it so far. (I see an opportunity….. Future business woman in the house…?!) Don’t know about that but we will see. So since I am a working girl I figured I needed to change my hair again ( suprise!). This is the new look, didn’t know it could be as awesome as I think it is.

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So yeah this is the new look and I’m loving it!! To close of this post I will end with the most recent picture I have (from this morning) when I was on my way to work in the rain.

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- JoanyM

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E3 favorites: Nintendo

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JUMP JUMP JUMP yes I am excited about so many of the games that were announced at the e3!! If I had to choose between the Ps, Xbox or Nintendo console, I would definately choose Nintendo! (Luckaly I don’t have to choose YAYY) This is why I start with showing you everything from the Nintendo e3 I am looking forward too, this and next year!

The legend of Zelda (2015, and probably near the ending of 2015..)

Finally some insight in when the all new zelda game will come, and a little preview with it. I was hoping to see more but since this game is coming out in 2015 I guess it was enough. Hopefully next year it will be playable when the e3 is happening! So what is so fantastic about a new Zelda game? (Well, everything duhh) Anyway, what they said in the e3 was that this game is so big that it gives you the feeling of complete freedom. The puzzeling will start at the moment you decide what direction you are going.
The art style is quite impressive! I was sceptic first, but then I realized that since I was streaming the e3 via youtube, the quality couldn’t be that could. So I checked later on the internet and now it’s freaking amazing. Curious about what I’m mumbling about? Here’s the e3 part about zelda:

 

Yoshi’s Woolly World (2015)

Sooooo cute! Not just very cute but this is the kind of thing that I want people to see when they say the wii U sucks. Little Yoshi made of wool, the graphics are so beautifull!! The game seems like fun too, especially since you can play this game in multiplayer and you can help each other out. I think platform games are always fun and the last Yoshi game (for 3ds) was in most of the reviews a little bit too easy so I hope that with this game it will be super epic on the wii U! Here’s the trailer:

 

Splatoon (First half of 2015)

This game looks like fun instantly. I was just a little bit curious about how many levels there would be and how long this game could still be fun. The answer was: ONLINE gaming! Ever since I got mario kart 8 I know the feeling of addiction that online gaming brings with it. There are just ALWAYS people to play with. And with the new features of the wii U, you can easily select your friend to play with you and battle against another team. So what is it you do with this game? You are in a team with 3 other people and you all have paint guns. You paint the surroundings and the team which covered most of the level with it’s colour paint, wins! Oh and how awesome is it that they designed the characters in a way that they can turn into squids and swim in their own paint colour?? Watch the trailer here:

 

Mario Party 10 (2015)

This game looks a lot like mario party 9 and that is a very GOOD thing! The last mario party was so much fun, my boyfriend and I played hours of it. The only thing with the game is that when you put it in now, you know all the minigames and we’re so good at them now it was really about time Nintendo announced a new one. So they did! Too bad it will come out in 2015 because I can’t wait! (If you have the same problem a way in between is possible. The wii U party game also includes a couple of fun board games, the rest of the game is not much but if you like board games, it will be fantastic!) Here’s the trailer for mario party 10!

 

Super Smash Bros (2014)

I guess this is the only game in my top that will come out this year, too bad! Luckaly I have a whole lot of catching up to do since I am almost done with school and then I can play anything I want! (Top of my to do list: All of the zeldag games!)
Anyway, Smash bros has always been a populair game and I am a little bit ashamed for saying so but: I never really played it! Okay, okay, relax your muscle, I have played it at a friends house but you know, they kicked my ass so bad I just never played again. Little bit dramatic but I knew the new smash bros was coming out so I just thought I should wait till that was here. And now it’s coming closer and closer and I finally got all the details about that little square on the left below corner on the wii u gamepad. It is called Amibo and it is to awesome to explain myself. Check it out:

 

- JoanyM

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App: Room for thought!

Yes, a new app for people who love taking pictures! The app is called ‘Room for thought’ and as simple as it is, I like it! So what can you do with this app?

The app sends you a reminder every day at a random time. When you get this notification to make a picture it is suggested you do it at once. When you press the notification you will get an animation. After you watch the animation you have 3 seconds to make a picture.

You can edit the photo with a few filters and you can make one thing sharp and the rest blurred if you want. Sort of like instagram but this app is sponsored by Aviary. Aviary is an app for your phone with filters for your pictures. Now when your done editing you can upload the picture to your album. You can also choose that your picture will not be placed in a public album, you and you alone can see the picture in your own album.

I’ve tried this app for a month now and I still love taking pictures at random times. Sometimes I’ll wait to open the notification because I’m home a lot and I’ll open the app when I’m away at some more interesting place then home.

I have just one thing that I find a shame. You can go to the app and see random pictures taken on the time you open the app and that is fun, you get to see a lot of other people doing whatever they do. It’s just that I would like to see people I know, their albums. Now you just see your own album and the public pictures of random people. Anyway that’s just one thing I miss.

Here you can see a few of my images:

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Got myself a new haircolor

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Busy with my artwork – making my own comic book

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KFC is the best!!

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Cuddling with my sweet Lilly (she turned one today!!)

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Loving my nails!!

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With my new hair and new sunglasses on my way to do groceries!

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Present for the cats since now they are both one year old!

Hope you like the app as much as I do! Have fun with it!

- JoanyM

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Nail art: Easy Awesomeness!

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Yes, I said this Nail art was easy! I did it myself, even with my left hand. Last time I did black nails wit silver studs but now I thought it would be fun to mix it up a little bit.

1. Hot pink! – Rimmel 60 seconds
I got the hot pink colour at a discount and I have to say it is so worth the money!! The pink colour only needed one layer and looks beautifull. You need to apply a base layer first off course. I started with this pink colour but next time I think I will try to start with the black.

2. Gemstones – Local cheap-ass store (big bazaar in Holland)
I wanted something that looked like studs but different. In the package I bought were many different gemstones and I choose these because they made a clean line very easy. After the hot pink I put on the stones with a pincet. I added a top coat layer to make them stay on.

3. Deep black – W.I.C by Herome (can’t find the o with the ^)
For my last nail art I used the black polish from BarryM but when I put it over the hot pink it needed 3 (!!) layers to be really black. So I got another black polish from my stash and this is actually one that is specially for nail art. It has a tiny brush which allows you to draw on your nail. This made it very easy to apply next to the stones. This polish was very black with only one layer. I put on two top coats because of the gemstones.

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I’m loving my nails and I will probably do this nail art over and over again. It took me 40-50 minutes to put on so it was a nice break from my homework. Normally I post how expensive the mail polishes were but I actually don’t know anymore. Here is a picture of everything I used, you can always look the polishes up on the internet.

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Thanks for reading!

- JoanyM

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Game & Wario for Wii U!

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When I saw the trailer for this game it was so weird and looked so much fun that when I saw the game with a discount I had to buy it. So what is this game like? It could either suck donkeyballs or be WAYY fun. Let’s start the review!

Singleplayer
You start the Singleplayer mode with one game and when you completed that, you unluck the next. You also unlock different levels for the games after you’ve played the first level. This game shows what the Wii U is capable of. Every mini game has a feature for the gamepad, it makes you use it on so many different ways, it is unbelieveble. For example let me show you my favorite mini game!

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This is the mini game called: Gamer. The tv shows how you are in your bed and your mom says you should go to sleep. You actually want to play some awesome minigames. The objective in this game is to play the minigames and don’t get caught by your mom! The Gamepad is the device where you play the minigames on and at the same time you have to check the tv because your mom can come in any time. If she catches you it is Game Overrr.. I love this game because the minigames are fun and it is so stressfull when you get caught. My boyfriend and I played it together so one of us could watch the tv and could shout: HIDE!! When the mom came in, and the other one could play the minigames.

The diversity of the games is huge what makes it very fun to play. With every game you played you recieve a token and with that you can unlock some sort of cards and animations. I don’t really care that much about that and that’s a shame. If it were cool bonus levels you could unlock I would play the games over and over to get it. The cards and animations are just not that cool enough for me. Maybe other people who played more of other Wario gamed actually do like them but I just don’t care enough I guess. That does mean that after I played everything I had no reason to play it again. Maybe in a little while I start the game over and play everything again.

I do have to tell you about the way the game is made!! For every minigame they use another kind of animation! The mini game: kung-fu is a very good example. (and also one of my favorites!!)

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This is how it looks, all with drawings! The gameplay is fun to, the character jumps and you move the gamepad up and down and left and right to jump higher and land properly. At first it was really difficult but after you get the hang of it, it is really fun!!

Multiplayer
There is also a multiplayer mode! I was very curious and a little bit dissapointed as there were only 4 minigames you could play in multiplayer. They are really fun, but you can’t play the same games over and over again. They will get boring at some point.

I guess this game is a lot of fun to play and totally worth the time, I just think the game should be cheaper. I got the game at a discount and for €30 euros this game is fantastic! Normally the game is €40 euros and well, for that money you can also get a lot of other cool games. So my advise for this game is to buy it if you can get it for a good price.

Here’s the trailer. In the trailer they show a lot of the games and how the game pad is used, worth watching to get a good impression!

- JoanyM

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The beginning

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It’s fun how wordpress keeps you updated on how you blog. For instance, last week I posted my 20th blog post!

My total followers at the moment are 31 on wordpress users and 6 on bloglovin. Guess I’m not that populair on bloglovin. I think it’s because just a few up there blog about random stuff, like me.

So why this post? I wanted to take you back to the moment I started this blog, because when I started I had a very other image of how my blog would look than I have now.

So when I started my blog, something I’ve always wanted, I looked on the internet for tips. I found a couple of good sites and figured I would just wing it at first. So I did. The first choice was to write in Dutch or English, I instantly went for English because this is THE most fun way to keep your English sharp.
Now when I started my blog I was lying in bed all day because of my back, this was very helpfull for me to start my blog. I had lots of time to write a lot of posts to make a good beginning at my blog. What was most importent for me was looking  at other (succesfull) blogs. I saw what they did and figured, I can do the same thing! If I write about the same kind of stuff, I will get lots of followers!
As I read on many (MANY) sites with blogging tips they all say that you don’t need to blog for your followers, but for yourself. That is totally true, but a lot of followers would be nice to right? So I just did what I did and made blogposts every week, and I got more followers!

So what has changed?
The fact that my blog isn’t NEW anymore. When something is new it screams and shouts and I always feel exited to work on it. Now I’m at STAGE 2: Keep it going! I still get exited when I go to my blog and I always have my notebook with me to write down new ideas. Also I’m finishing school in about two months so I’m extremely busy, but one blog post a week is not that much work I guess. I also see when I look back at my posts that I blog totally random, the list of catagories is still growing!

NEW NEW NEW
So I did add something new to my blog, from now on I have a facebook page and google + account. I figured the people I know might like my blog too and this way they can follow me easier, as can you!
Facebook page: Meet JoanyM

Google + page : Meet JoanyM

I also added a youtube channel: The JoanyM Channel – There is nothing on it so far, but I have some plans for the future (when I’m done with school) I just figured I now have the whole complete package of social media.

So everything is complete now, also added a new header at the home page.

This is the update for now, like, follow, add me for more!

 

- JoanyM

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Nail -art: Studs!!

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My first try at a little bit of nail art! I always love doing my nails but never did more than just a fun color. As I had a show I’d figured my nails could look pretty, and so I started. I created a rock ‘n roll look with studs!

1. Base coat – Hema €2,50
As you can see in the picture I used 3 different nail polishes. I started with the base coat. When you apply a base coat this will help with the fact that your nailpolish will last longer. It also protects your nails. I used the base coat I bought at the Hema, but you can use any kind of base coat, as long as it says base coat on the bottle!

2. Color black – BarryM €1,00 (normally it’s €4,00)
So this nail polish I bought by accident and turned out to be great! It didn’t dry very fast but that was the point.

3. Studs 100 pieces – €4,00
I only used 20 of the 100 pieces but I ordered more so I can do my nails again someday! I bought it from someone else who did’t use them no kore so I don’t really now what the actual prize is. Anyway, I put the BarryM nailpolishon and with a pincet I put the studs IN the nailpolish. I let it dry and put another black layer on. (off course watch out for the studs!! Try to put them in the nailpolish so they will blend.

4. Top coat – Hema €2,50
Wait for the black nailpolish to dry. TIP: when you dry your nails, hold a bottle or something, this will prevent you from grabbing or doing other stuff that will ruin your nails! Finally you put on the top coat. I put the top coat on 3 times, this will help for the studs to stay on!

Total: €10,00
And I can even do my nails 3 times with what I bought!

Tip: When you loose one of your studs, add another one by using your top coat. Put the top coat on your nail and then add the stud. Then put another top coat layer over the whole thing and it’s dry within minutes!

Hope I inspired you!

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- JoanyM

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Busy girl

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So after my birthday my life went in superspeed! I had an exam at the university, did some sirious shopping, made my nails look so awesome and had a show at the Full Moon party in Amsterdam!

 

What was the exam about? Journalism.

I followed a course about the culture of journalism. It started at the beginning, what is journalism? And how did it evolve? It was mostly pointed on journalism in Holland but still it was very interesting. Since I’m a blogger now I sorta make journalism. WRONG!

What I learned in the course was that journalism can be many things, and the blogosphere is one way to make news. But ask yourself the question as a blogger, am I really making news? Or am I just randomly putting fun facts on the internet. What is news? Does it have to be bad or political? Well in the course you don’t get an answer, which I think is good because who knows the answer? Journalism is different for a lot of people, and to me my blog is just a fun way of saying what I think is fun and interesting.

 

I did some sirious shopping YES! I only have one picture of my new white heels but I also got black heels and silver ones. I might post a whole shoplog once though.

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So as for my nails, it took me 3 hours since it was my first time experimenting with nail art, but I so love the result!

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So as for my show at the Full Moon Party in Amsterdam. I got dressed op like a showgirl, and they gave me long blond hair! It was FABULOUS!

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- JoanyM

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf. New discovery!

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I played animal crossing for 100 hours (I know that is a LOT, read about it here) and I never really looked on the internet for information. Sometimes I did and then I would type my question in Google, found my answer and moved on in my game. What I didn’t know about was that there is so much in animal crossing new leaf that it is inevetable that you look on the internet. There are so many possibilities in this game, it is almost endless. So through this process of looking on the internet I made some discovery’s I didn’t know about and they are awesome!! So in this post I share one of my newest discoveries.

New Save File
When you start up the game you always see the option: New Save File. I always thought that when you clicked that you could start the game over and be mayor in another town you create. I thought about creating another town but I have so many hours of gameplay in my sweet LeafCity (name of my town) that I just can’t start over. So I never clicked on: New Save File.

So as I was browsing through the internet for tips and tricks, I came across a blog which mentioned something I couldn’t understand. It said: ‘Blablabla I bought something and then I switched back to my mayor character…’
WHAAAAAT?!! You can have more then one character on animal crossing?! Well yes, you can! The option: New Save File is to add a new character to your already existing town!

Your first character is always the mayor, and the other 3 are residents. As this is my first animal crossing game, I’m kinda amazed wbout what you can do. So for my second character I added my boyfriend. (clichee but ah well) The story starts the same as the first character, on the train answering questions. Only all of the mayor duties are restricted. As a new resident you have to unlock certain stuff too. For instance:

Your house
When you come to the city you get to pick a place for your house. A tent will appear and you will have to pay 10.000 bells before your house gets build. The rest of the upgrades on your house are the same as your first house.

Tortimer – the island
To get acces to the island you will have to pay your first home loan (after the 10.000). Then Tortimer will appear and you can go to the island the day after you talked to him.

Sewing machine
With the sewing machine you can get designs from the internet through qr codes. With your second character you have to talk to mabel several times again before you can use it.

Cyrus
In the re-tail shop you can alter your furniture, Cyrus is in charge of this. He will be asleep for the second character again. To unlock him you will have to sell 100,000 bells worth of items to Reese, have 50 pieces of furniture and 10 pieces of clothing cataloged, and the player has played for 7 days.

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So besides that it is really cool to have another character and house there are a few advantages I want to name specifically.

Storage space
This new person not only has a new empty house, he also has empty pockets and an empty closet! You can store a lot here and you have 180 slots at the post office for letters, and as you can attach presents (wrapped clothes/furniture) to letters you can store a lot here too.

Dream Suite
If you have the dream suite you might know that every time you update your dream you get 5.000 bells. Your second character can do the same, so you get another 5.000 bells.

Bell rock
Everyday you can hit a rock in your town and bells will come out (sometimes ore and nuggets). All of your characters get one rock per day.

Collecting
As I am a huge collector of whole furniture sets I find it very hard to choose between sets I want to have. So when you add more characters, you get more space and when you complete all of your houses you end up with 24 rooms to fill! That means 24 sets to collect! At this moment I have 3 complete sets (pave, sleek in purple and spooky) and I have two sets nearly complete. (exotic and harvest)

Awesomeness
Yeah I mean, why not?! When you play a lot you make a lot of bells and you can afford it. And come on, isn’t it is just awesome to show off your houses to other visitors?!

Do you have more then one character in your town? I’d love to see it sometime!

- JoanyM

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