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Sunday, January 17

Long overdue...Press-on Nails

So, I promised a review on Press on Nails about a month ago and I'm finally making good on my promise! :) I have used Broadway brand nails a total of 3 times, now. I was blown away by the realistic quality of them the first time I used them and so I kept coming back, but since that first use back in November 2006 I have been sorely disappointed.
Likes: two sets in each box means inexpensive unique designs

Dislikes: pop off CONSTANTLY, glue hardens under nails leading to an unprofessional look
All in all, these nails aren't worth the hassle! I thought maybe I was applying them incorrectly, because the first time I used them I was in awe! However, after 2 boxes and 4 applications, I'm NOT the problem. I can't decide if the nail quality has gone down or if I my expectatins were too high , but something about Broadway has dissapointed me! I'm planning on trying 'Kiss' brand press-ons because I've heard some decent reviews on them. I'll keep you posted! Go shopping at broadwaynails.com. I have used the: 'Charming' medium sized-modern square nails.

Attempt at a VCR repair...

So, I have this amazing VCR from the mid-late 90s that has decided to stop ejecting tapes. It's a SLV-776HF (which is the same as the 775HF, just charcoal instead of black) and pretty fancy, something I noticed as I've been attempting to repair it! I'll post some 'guts' pictures when I take it apart for the 4th time, tomorrow! :) I know I'm such a loser and I'd be better off just chucking it, but my little engineering student ego won't let me! I'm looking for advice... I've attempted to: turn the gears that move the roller guides but they appear to have Jedi powers and won't budge; same is true for the pinch roller (there is just NO way to get that sucker to move). Things to know: the motor that turns the pinch roller, roller guides & posts, tension belts runs (but may be to weak to actually turn any of them); there is no such thing as 'manually rotating the gears' in this VCR; the solenoid that is supposed to click when attempting to eject doesn't fire; the roller guides DO NOT immediately move back into place when you de-power the device. In my 'expert' opinion the gears that control the pinch roller and its guide need to get moving and I think this might require replacing the motor (i.e. Power Supply). Does anybody have any ideas?

Saturday, January 9

Photo TAG!

So, I wasn't tagged but I decided I wanted to do this ANYWAY! I saw this on Sarah's blog @If the shoe fits. So here are the rules:
1.Open your 1st Photo folder. 2.Scroll to the 10th photo. 3.Post the photo & the story behind it. 4.Tag 5 or more people.
My picture is actually really sweet and sentimental! This was the ad a group of my friends and I took out in our senior yearbook! Its funny that this happened to be the picture I choose. I really like this tag b/c of this picture! ;) I tag:
Laura @lollipop26writes Dulce @Dulcecandy Natalya @filthygorgeousmakeup Fashion Stylist_ka @fashion stylist_ka Ooohlala! By Ola! @Ooohlala! By Ola!
I'm not so vain as to think that some of these heavy-hitter bloggers read my humble blog, but hey no harm in trying! HAVE A LOVELY, LOVELY DAY!