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In one of my lab classes, we dissected a sheep heart as one of our experiments. It was really, really interesting. It was a “sheep’s pluck” so it contained the trachea, lungs, and heart all attached. It was a lot bigger than I thought. After slicing the heart in half, we had to identify the structures of the heart and such. Since it was a preserved heart it wasn’t bloody or anything – which is good because I think that might have grossed me out more. I’m sure the rest of the sheep was put to use, like for food or other science pursuits, rather than our class just using sheep plucks for the heck of it.

Sheep Heart

I got these nail polish strips (they’re like stickers) and saved them for months because I wanted to use them for Valentine’s Day, lol! *love* It was my first time using nail polish strips. Application was pretty easy but not perfect. I think if it’s your first time for application, I recommend either 1) Being satisfied even if it’s not perfect or 2) Buying strips that you’re with possibly botching for the first time (I wouldn’t buy an intricate design that you’d be devastated over if it didn’t come out right).

If you’ve never heard of nail polish strips before, they are, yes, made of real nail polish, but put on top of a sticker that goes over your nail. Once you smooth the sticker over your fingernail, you kind of stretch it out and then file away the edge of your finger nail to get rid of any excess sticker. If the sticker doesn’t fit the shape of your fingernail perfectly, you might have to try to peel away the excess around your cuticles.

Here is what I noticed when I tried it:
– They are much less fragile than a freshly painted coat of nail polish in that you can start doing work with your hands right away without worrying about dents, but I wouldn’t be too rough on your fingernails the first few hours. I don’t remember what I did, but messed up one bit of my sticker.
– When filing away, make sure to file side to side parallel to the edge of the nail. I think I file up and down, and it took away a good chunk of sticker at the tips of my nails. So it looked like they were chipping already T_T
– Getting rid of the excess around your cuticles is a bit of a hassle. If you don’t do it, it might bunch up and be ugly.
– Topcoat may or may not be a good idea. I’m still unsure. I didn’t put top coat at first and felt my stickers chipping away really fast. But perhaps it’s because they were already kind of chipped when I filed them? Not sure. But after the chipping, I applied top coat and it helped a lot on some nails, but on some other nails they started peeling off the sticker. :X It was too heavy having top coat and sticker I guess, and started peeling off? I dunno.

Despite the little shortcomings of the nail stickers, overall the look is still great. It looks very professional. I had a handful of people asking me if I did my nails myself. LOL. I felt flattered, but asked them to rethink that and asked them if they could really believe that I made such perfect strokes. :p Lots of compliments and I love looking down at my fingernails! *_*

Hearts on the Line

For Valentine’s day, one of the restaurants we went to had the best atmosphere I’ve been to so far! Each table was candle-lit and the whole place was pretty dim. We sat in the lounge, at a table that used a long couch spanning against the wall for other tables as well. It was very cozy and very romantic. It’s too bad my picture wasn’t the greatest, but I wanted to show how dim it was and how that made the candle light even better.

Vday dinner

I got these nail polish strips in the mail quite a while ago, and have been saving them up for a special occasion hehe. They’re called “Hearts on the line” and I think that’s such a cute name! Perfect name for a cute set. The pink and the hearts make it girly, but the black balances it out more, and makes the design pop out at you. I likey.

Strips before application

For my birthday in December, one of the gifts my boyfriend gave me was this cute little Hello Kitty charm. She’s wearing a chick suit! I am a bird lover, so of course I think it’s amazing. ;) I haven’t made use of the charm till recently because (my phone doesn’t have a little hole for charms) I would normally use charms to put on my keys, but my keys were occupied by this pink plush dog charm I had since high school (which I lovingly bought with one of my really good friends). I don’t like putting things on my keys that are too fragile. But I had to switch over to the Hello Kitty charm recently because the dog charm broke  T_T (SEE this is exactly why I don’t like putting fragile things on my keys). Here’s hoping Hello Kitty has a long life on my house keys :p

Key Cham

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