The Journey of Film; the end

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So my film took the trip from Fromex in Long Beach all the way back to my happy little hands this last week 🙂 I anxiously awaited its arrival and when it finally came I could hardly wait to tear open the package, it took all of me to not demolish the packaging before I took a picture.

Fromex offers a variety of services and thankfully they offered film developing. The process was ridiculously simple, I printed out a form to tell them what I wanted, then printed out the packing slip (Fromex so kindly paid the shipping to them), threw my film in the package and mailed it off.

When they got my film they called me immediately because I didn’t fill out the form to the fullest and I was a bit confused as to what my film actually needed (keep in mind my film was easily 5+ years old) the girl who called was super helpful explaining to me exactly what they could do for me. Once we got all of that settled I just had to wait for my film to come back.

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So one roll came back with images on it and to my surprise those images were easily from 2004-2005; 7 years old, way older than I had initially thought that they were, I was actually a little bit amazed that it was they were that old. The images were nothing as exciting as I had hoped for but it was a nice blast from the past.

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The second roll sadly was blank, I actually had higher hopes for that roll because it was a roll of black and white and I really have a deep love for black and whites photos. There is something classic and simple about black and white photos and I think that a lot of people just don’t understand or appreciate it.

I really wanted to keep this entry short and sweet and let you all know how mailing my film in went, if you cannot find a place to do I say mail it to Fromex 🙂

Now for some images from the roll of film that was able to processed…

When I was living at home I had these little star string lights over my bedroom window, and apparently I took this picture in some attempt to be artsy

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The thing that I loved about this film that I used is that it was grainy and kind of washed out, the pictures have an older feel; an almost midsummer day feel to all of the images regardless of where and when they were taken. This picture was taken up the street from my parent’s house where they were doing construction.

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And last but not least is a picture of my ex beloved hamster Leland.. he was a fat, fat long haired teddy bear hamster that; he was the one that got away, or out I should say, and my mom made me get rid of him. I kind of forgot about him until I saw the pictures, so much for beloved…

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til next time

r

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french mani in minutes

If you know me then you know that I am OBSESSED with painting my nails. I think this obsession steams from when I was younger and I would dye my hair every couple of weeks, well now that I am older and wiser 😉 I have decided to not color my hair anymore, so the next best thing is changing my nails every couple of days. Yesterday I went on an adventure to find some gel polish that doesn’t require a UV light (which I did not succeed at), and instead found this little set for French manicures.

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I love french manicures, they look simple, clean, and classic. Knowing me you also know that I have a ‘thing’ about hands, I love well kept, polished, groomed hands. It speaks volumes to me. So since I wasn’t able to find a gel polish at Sally’s that didn’t require a UV light I decided to try these out instead. I was honestly a little skeptical because I have tried a couple different products that promise easy, clean french tips but sadly most did not deliver.

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For this product and like all nail products you want to start out with clean nails. Right now my nails are so short and I wasn’t sure how this would look but decided it was worth a shot. The process is relatively simple, someone took the instructions out of my box so I went on YouTube for a video of the directions. You file your nails and find the right sized nail tabby, blah blah blah, then apply a little of the supplied nail glue to the corners of the tips of your nails, and glue also to the strip of polish on the nail tabby. Once the glue is applied put the tabby in place. It looks almost like a tip for a fake acrylic nail, and then again it doesn’t. What the tabby is, is a housing unit for the strip of white polish.

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The instructions state to push the tab from the inside out to set it, do it about 2-3 times (I honestly did one and then moved to the next and once I placed that tabby I took the previous one off, I was worried that it would take longer to set) Once it sets you clip the tab off and file, apply a base coat and a top coat and voila! easy, fast, French mani

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This literally took me all of 10 minutes last night and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The box claims that it will last up to 7 days (we will see about that). This was a pure accidental find, but I am glad I did stumble across it. I do not always have time to sit and paint my nails but I really like the look of polished, groomed nails better. This is now my go-to for a quick french mani.

I bought the French wrap set at Sally’s for $16.50, (http://nailbliss.com/French-Wrap-Plus-Kit.html) the box contains enough nail tabs for 3 applications, as well as the nail glue, top and base coat, oh and a file to prep your nails and file off excess white polish.