Review: Manic Panic Flash Lightning Bleach Kit

As I’m sure everyone on the entire planet is aware of, I have pink hair. It was a long process that took a lot of patience (which I apparently lack) and it wouldn’t have been possible to achieve without a great bleach kit.

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I had not used any Manic Panic products before I decided to go pink so I really had no idea what to expect. I heard many good things about Manic Panic (it was always the products the cool kids used back when cool kids still existed) so I decided to jump right in and go Manic Panic 100%!

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Review: Man of Steel

I know, I know. I’m a little late on this one. Man of Steel was released on June 14, 2013, but I never got around to seeing the film the theater. I was interested in seeing it because Christopher Nolan wrote the story and produced the film, but I didn’t see it because I just didn’t get around to it. I’ll be straightforward with you I’m not the biggest Superman fan on Earth (in fact I really wasn’t a fan at all). However, my roommate is in love with Superman so it was only a matter of time before we sat down and watched Man of Steel.

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It was interesting to learn more about Superman, but it felt like the filmmakers tried to cram a trilogy worth of information into one film. I looked away from the movie for two minutes and they managed to move to a whole other planet! I understand that DC wants to address Superman as a character quickly so we can move on to the Batman/Superman crossover, but come on. Let’s not rush the storyline.

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Review: Thor: The Dark World

This November Thor and his pals are going on a new adventure! One that is sad, cruel, and pretty freaking depressing. Thor, as angsty as we’ve ever seen him before, must save his crush (girlfriend? true love?) from being consumed by an evil force of energy while trying to keep a pack of evil elves from throwing the universe back into eternal darkness. And Loki gets involved, for some reason.

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There were multiple elements that rubbed me the wrong way with this film. In the past several Marvel films the tesseract has been hyped up as the most powerful energy force in all of the universe but in Thor: TDW there’s suddenly an equally, possibly more, powerful force (this dark matter/venom lookin’ thing). Furthermore, of all of the trillions of people in all of the 9 realms the ONE PERSON who happened to stumble into this dark matter/venom force just so happened to be Thor’s kinda-girlfriend. The evil elves had creepy masks which was a nice touch, but it was cancelled out by how stupid their revenge plan was (or whatever kind of plan it was). Not to mention the fact that the final battle took place ON EARTH. WHY DOES ALL OF THE CRAZY STUFF JUST SO HAPPEN TO OCCUR ON EARTH. I know why. Because the writers of the film/comics are humans and we humans have a tendency to believe the ENTIRE UNIVERSE revolves around us. We are a spec of dust in the grand scheme of things. If we were that much trouble to the rest of the universe the other realms could just nuke us (or whatever their equivalent is).

Don’t look at me. Seriously, you creepy elves.

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Review: Garnier Ultra Color Hair Dye

Dyeing hair a fun and easy way to freshen up your look. At-home hair dye kits can be found at most grocery or drug stores are typically easy to use. There are so many colors and brands to choose from, however, and it can quickly become overwhelming to figure out what to buy. What can you do, though, other than read a couple reviews online, grab a box and hope for the best.

Recently, I tried to color my hair with Garnier’s Ultra Color in Golden Brown B3. I read through some reviews and got some mixed responses. Some people said they loved the product, and others claimed to hate it. I have dark hair, even after I dye it, so I decided to give Ultra Color a shot and see what is could do for my hair.

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Review: Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 was entirely a flashback narrated by Tony Stark about how he had to deal with anxiety he got from meeting Thor and fighting aliens in the Avengers as well as take down a terrorist known as the Mandarin. The film seemed to be filler between the first and second Avengers movies.

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Terrorism displayed in superhero movies tend to be pretty cliche, but I was surprised by the angle Marvel took in Iron Man 3. Mandarin was a generic rich, white, American man from Miami rather than a generic broke, bitter, Middle Eastern man. In fact, the filmmakers emphasized the twist on the stereotype by making the Iron Patriot fly out to Pakistan because that’s where he thought the Mandarin was. Even Tony Stark did a double take when Jarvis told him his new-found enemy was just on the other coast rather than on the other side of the world.

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Man of Steel Trailer Review

This summer the new Superman movie, Man of Steel, will be released in movie theaters. The official trailer has been dropped and it’s clear the film will focus on Superman’s origin story. It appears that the it will touch on Superman’s birth as well as his childhood. It also seems he will grow up to save the world from extraterrestrial evil.

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Review: Awkward.

Jenna loves Matty. Jenna gets rejected. Jake, Matty’s best friend, falls for Jenna. Jenna dates Jake. Matty gets jealous. Jenna still secretly loves Matty. The cycle continues.

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From left to right: Jake, Jenna, and Matty

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Awkward. is a comedy about a girl named Jenna who begins her sophomore year in high school in a huge full-arm cast. She tripped in her bathroom by accident, but her parents and peers think she was attempting to kill herself when she got injured. As her year progresses (each season is a semester) Jenna faces off with the rude and chunky cheerleader, dodges guidance from her insane counselor, and attempts to figure out her love life between the two guys, Matty and Jake, whom developed feelings for her.

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Movie Review: Green Lantern

DC Comics is getting back in the game with their latest flick starring Ryan Reynolds as airman Hal Jordan. With all of the excitement for Marvel’s Avengers, DC has quite a bit to stand up to.

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Green Lantern was your typical summer superhero movie. The guy gets the girl, saves the world, and everyone loves him. I totally expected that. Now for the specifics. I’ll start with the good.

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