Sunday, September 30, 2012

Nightwish and Kamelot in Salt Lake City Utah 2012

Yesterday I went to Nightwish concert! (Imaginaerum tour) It was one of the best experiences in my life! Of course I wanted to enjoy it the best way possible and in order to do that I had to be in front row!! So that meant to wait for it outside for a crazy amount of hours lol

Nighwish Kamelot Utah 2012
Waiting to see Kamelot and Nightwish

I know it sounds crazy but what can I say? If I like something I'll get it even if I have to sacrifice a little of my sleep haha

The wait wasn't that bad until it started to get hotter and hotter! we were barely in the 80's but it felt like 100!! we were in such a good spirits but the dang it was hot!

Nighwish Kamelot Utah 2012
It's so hot! and there's not a single cloud around! :(

The venue (The Complex) wasn't well organizes at all! If i should rate it I would give it a 3/10 and those 3 are just for some nice security guys. everything else was so messy in the sense that it appeared that they didn't know what they were doing!

Some fans were to obessessed in my opinion. I like Nightwish a lot!! but some fans were crazy to the point they look a little stalkerish hmm not good, you know? I like to enjoy the music and appreiate their talent but I really don't see myself going crazy about their personal life and such. They are people just like me and they deserve their privacy and personal space. No stalking please!

Going inside the venue was like hell to be honest .... I really think the people working there were clueless about everything! We were practically the first people waiting in line (I went with my bf and our other friend :D ) and because the staff in the venue were so clueless and not organized we almost lost our spot that cost us so much to get! Fortunately we were able to get our front row just like we wanted!

The wait inside was another story! My bf is quite tall he's 6'2 and the girls behind him were complaining that he was too tall and they couldn't see anything ... like really? if you wanted a good spot why did you choose to stand right behind him? or why didn't you come earlier?? we sacrificed quite a lot to get our front row!! that's what you do to get what you wanted! Jezz these people ...

Finally Kamelot started to play around 8:30 It was so good!! I really like the new singer! he has such a nice voice and presence! and it helps he's quite good looking ;)


I really enjoyed they performance and they are just great! Kamelot is so classic! I wanted more becuase I was having so much fun! But they were the supporting band this time. I'm going to another Kamelot concert whenever they decide to come back here in Salt Lake they really know how to give a show!!

Around 9:30 Nightwish started to play! I'm glad Anette was able to come and sing for us! I read on FB she was sick and went to the hospital and wasn't able to sing for the Denver CO show. When I read the news I was sad but her health is first no matter what so I was ok in the case she wasn't able to sing but she did it! she recoverd a little and was able to be in the show like the great front-woman she is!!

They pretty much played the whole setlist they arranged for the tour (this is the setlist) except for Dead to the World and Song of Myself. Anette was still recovering so it's understandable they cut those songs.

I got pretty impressed by Emppu he's such a character! what a happy man he is! He's always smiling! He really caught my attention and I wanted to see more of his nice smile hehe


Marco is just how you see him in all the videos, that impressive tall guy with the viking beard.that looks from a fairytale or video game  :) He seems such a nice person


Jukka is quite nice and wild playing the drums which is just great! He's so fit! Man those arms! XP


Troy reminds me to the Lord of the Rings in a way hmm lol


Anette was just great! She wore the Bebe dress she blogged about a few days ago and she looked amazing! even my bf and friend were saying how hot she looked! Man Anette is such a role model! what a strong woman! I think really highly about her!!


Tuomas was in his own world playing and that's what got my bf's atention the most why? because he liked to see a musician enjoying his music and having fun without trying so hard. :)


It was a great concert! It was worth all the waiting and bad experience with the venue and people behind us in order to see this epic concert!. I got a bottle of water from the guys of Kamelot, a pick from Emppu, and a pick from Marco. I love Nightwish and Kamelot!!

Thanks for reading today's version of "the song of the week" check my past songs if you want!
Have a great day!!


Friday, September 28, 2012

A dangerous friendship

After the tragic death of Pink Bunny (you can read the story here) King Rusty was alone ... Poor little boy! I can only imagine that how lonely he felt ... after the incident he was so quiet and lost in his thoughts maybe remembering the good old times...


But while he was immersed in his own thoughts he noticed something in one of the garden walls, He kept moving his little head like trying to understand what was going on there

He then went to the wall and he looked at me like saying "Hey come here there's something interesting you have to see!! I think I found my new friend!! :D"

He was so focused following it .... he was moving ... really ... slow ....


I went to check what was going on and to my surprise I found this poor Praying Mantis that had a bad leg :( the poor little thing was just barely moving, I'm glad King Rusty found it and was a gentle dog and didn't try to even touch it.

Can you see it?? You can see the cute arms there :D

I told King Rusty that Praying Mantis didn't feel good and couldn't play with him. He was sad because he really thought that he found a new friend. (But in all honesty I was afraid that KR got injured, I read Praying Mantis are quite aggresive and one even killed a poor hummingbird o__O)

I picked it up with an elastic I have in my pocket lol and I could clearly see the bad leg :( Poor Mantis!! I got amazed how beautiful it was though! with the red antennas and cute little face with huge eyes like an anime :3 ... I took it to somewhere safe so she can heal her leg.(Green Mantis are female)

How cuts is that?? Cute Mantis!

King Rusty was sad! he thought he found a new friend! but it wasn't meant to be, who know what would have happened if these two guys decided to play >.> .... I really think I would have been a dangerous friendship for both of them!

Please come back for new King Rusty stories! and here is last week's story! Check it out!!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Favorite Revlon Lipsticks

So today while I was out with the bf I was thinking I should try to post girlier things lol ... My blog is filled with music and things I do here in Utah but I should also include about the beauty stuff I like as well :)

Today I decided to make a post about my favorite Revlon lipsticks.

I usually don't like to spend too much money in general ( I like to think I'm quite wise with my money) so finding good drugstore lipsticks is great!!

I'll start with Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks

Left: Sparkling Cider     Center: Silver City    Right: Just Enough Buff

Left: Sparkling Cider         Center: Silver City     Right: Just Enough Buff

These are sheer and I love to wear them when I want somethiing low maintenance. I don't need a mirror to check if it's wonky or something. So easy to use and the color are for me :)

Favorite Lip Butters

Left: Creme Brulee    Center: Creamsicle    Right: Sugar Frosting

I usually use these Lip Butters to top some other drier-formula lipsticks. My lips get chapped quite fast so I need to keep them moiturized as much as I can. I found that they make a nice combo for my lip routine (I don't like lip glosses >.<)
I also wear them when i'm at home and I want just a little bit of colot and moisture :)

Revlon Coloburst Lipstick

Soft Nude

I love this nude color and the formula is so creamy! I like how it applies so smoothly!

Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick

Nude Attitude

This is my ultimate favorite lipstick ever!! This is the third I'm finishing! It's always in my purse and definitely my go to lipstick! Since the formula is a tad dry I apply Creme Brulee lip butter :)

As you can see I'm more of a nude lipstick kind of girl! I love that my eyes take center stage :) and also nude lipsticks are cute <3

Thank you for reading! Please check back for more girly stuff from me!
Have a great day!!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Song of the week: Nightwish-Storytime and Kamelot-Karma

It's funny how people think that it's weird that I like Symphonic Metal (I actually love it!!), they say I don't "look" like I would like that kind of music (or any rock genre)  and that I instead seem the kind of person that would rather listen soft mainstream music. They are so wrong lol ...

For this week I chose two songs to featured in my song of the week :D

Nightwish - Storytime

Tuomas Holopainen said that Storytime "is a single that pretty well represents the whole album (Imaginaerum) "

He also said about the song "How would it feel to take a midnight flight with a snowman through the most wondrous landscapes, like in the classic animated Yuletide film? The meaning of our very existence is created though stories, tales and imagination. They are at the very core of humanity."

I honestly can say that "Imaginaerum"  is my favorite album from them! It really is all I want in an album! I can't listen to it without skipping a song! Storytime is such an amazing song! Give it a try!

Kamelot - Karma

Karma is my favorite song of Kamelot and the new singer is great live!! :D

This song is mystic and it makes me go to another world! and as I said before that's what I look in music! *sighs*

I can't wait to see Nightwish and Kamelot  this Saturday Sept. 29th @ The Complex Salt Lake City!!! I'm so excited!! It'll be epic!!

See you next week with another song of the week! Oh and check last week's song here!! :D


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friendship Gone Wrong!

This is based on real life events!
This is the story of King Rusty (English Springer Spaniel)  and Pink Bunny.

Ever since they met it was a match made in Heaven! They played together a lot, took some naps when they were tired, they did everythiing together! Rusty never left her side, not even for a little moment!

One day I told King Rusty:

"Please let me have Pink Bunny for a moment, she's too dirty and stinky! I need to give her a bath :D"

He then held Pink bunny by her neck and started to run!! he was so fast! I couldn't keep up!!

Finally he got tired to run away!! ... I tried to convince him that Pink Bunny needed a shower and that she would comeback to play again with him :D

But he didn't listen ... He just looked away ignoring my pleads!! I just wanted to give her a bath! But I guess in his mind I was doing the worst! He wanted Pink Bunny only for him!

But then the unthinkable happened!! He glared at me like saying "Pink Bunny is mine and no one else's!"

"If I can't have her for me only no one can!!!"

And that's how Pink Bunny died ... Don't worry I fixed Pink Bunny :D but they no longer play together.

Please come back for more King Rusty's adventures here in Utah :) This little boy has some really interesting stories that I'm sure you'll enjoy :)


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Flu shot at Costco

This morning I went to Costco ( Sandy Utah) to get some groceries :) I like the fact I can go there and buy the stuff I need in bulk, so much cheaper than buying in a regular store like Target or Walmart.


The only bad think I find is the fact that there's not so much diversity, it's either you buy what they have or you have to go to another store to find the specific thing you are looking for. I buy most of the stuff I need there though, I got used to their products they have (Kirkland)

Another thing I like about Costco is the Demos xD haha. That's a good way to promote their stuff! I buy many things now thanks to the Demos :)
Demos FTW!!
We passed through this aisle and I found a guitar that looks exactly as my bf's guitar! And I told him he should buy this one and return the other one he bought! It was only $170! The one he bought was $1050!!  But I guess he likes the fact it's a Fender Stratocaster 2012 and that itself justifies the price XD

Anyways the main reson I went to Costco was to get my Flu shot. Many people think it's not necessary but I want to do things to prevent any kind of bad stuff. Last year I didn't get it because I forgot lol and I had the worst flu ever!! I had to stay home for a week and go to the doctor!! yikes!! The years I had my flu shot went by quietly without any flu symptom so I became a believer of it!

The Flu shot costs $16.99 with your memebership card and if you don't use insurance. If you have insurance it might be cheaper.

The only thing I didn't like was to wait around 20 mins ... they didn't have anyone before me so I guess they were just in the middle of a nice conversation and I wasn't a priority or something ... Anyways the shot itself was not painful at all :) and the girl who did it told me that I had really skinny arms lol :) ... After a few minutes my arm started to bother me :( Today I have my guitar class so I hope I can do it good enough! :(

As a reward to myself I got a Chicken bake!! It's so good but I only allow myself to get it twice a year xD It has chicken, bacon, cheese, and ceasar dressing inside a pretzel-like dough :) too decadent to eat it frequently! I like to eat it at home, eating in their food court is not relaxing at all with all the children yelling ...


I really hope my arm gets better for my guitar lesson!! I don't want to fall behind!
Anyways I hope you have a wonderful day!! And thanks for reading!!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fun tag to do

Today is a chilly day! Last night I had to sleep with one more blanket! You can tell that Fall is almost here and I kind of like that! I'm excited to take all my fall clothes out of the storage room :)

Today I decided to make a fun tag I found while browsing the web.
Here it goes:

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
My hair is wavy.

2. What is your natural hair color?
Brown. Never dyed it.
3. Do you dye it yourself or go to the salon?
I've never dyed it. It's all natural.

4. How often do you wash your hair? Summer everyday!
I hate that feeling when it's all oily >.<. In winter every two days.

5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it?
Most of the time is down, sometimes half up half down. I like to straight and curl it.

6. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I do it all myself, I think I do a decent job.

7. How often to you change your nail polish?
Usually it last for a week, I use base and top coat so it rarely chips. I only change it because I want to use more of the colors I have.

8. Do you polish your toes in the winter, too or just in the summer?
Just in the summer.

9. How long does it take to put on your makeup?
Ususally it takes 10-15 mins.

10. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
I do my face first.

11. Do you "collect" makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
I just buy what I need. I like to use everything I have till it's gone.

12. How often do you wear false eyelashes?

13. Do you do a full face of makeup every day?
I guess I do, I like to look polished but my make up is also minimal ^_^;;

14. Do you wear makeup when you are home alone (or with family)?
I usually use Garnier BB cream, curl my lashes and lip butter by Revlon, that's all :)

15. Will you leave the house without makeup?
Yeah no problem

16. How many high end products do you have?
Not so many and it's fine with me :)

17. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
Hmm usually every two weeks ... I use sponges for my foundation so I throw them away quite often.

18. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you are getting dressed?
Nah I just wear what I feel like that moment.

19. How often do you change your handbag?
All the time, it depends what I'm wearing that day.

20. What time do you get up & go to sleep?
I get up around 6 and go to sleep around midnight.

21. How often & when do you workout?
Usually two or three times a week.

22. Left-handed or Right-handed?

23. How tall are you? I'm a shorty.

24. Do you speak a foreign language?
Yeah, Spanish.

25. How many pets do you have?
One, my sweet boy King Rusty.

26. How often are you on Blogger?
Pretty often.

27. Do you read the comments posted blogs?
Yeah nice way to find/meet new people :)

28. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?

29. How did you come up with your blog name?
That's my nickname.

30. What kind of camera do you use for photographs?
Sony Cybershot, iPhone 4S

31. How often do you clean your house? (Daily, weekly, other)
Daily, I like everything clean and organized

32. What is your favorite color?

33. What is your favorite beauty/fashion magazine?
I don't read too many magazines ...

34. Do you swear?
No I don't.

35. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Besides work, I clean the house, play with my dog and go out with my bf :)

It was fun to do this tag, if you like it do as well!
I hope you have a great day!!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Song of the week: Nightwish - The Crow, the Owl and the Dove

So I decided to post about my favorite song of the week :)

For this week the song that I listened the most is Nightwish - The Crow, the Owl and the Dove from the "Imaginaerum" album

It's such a beautiful song!! This song is slow and relaxing compared to the other songs in the album  and it makes me imagine being in a fairytale, I love music that can makes me feel that way.

Marco (left) & Tuomas (right)

Tuomas Holopainen (Leader of the band) said: “It’s the only song on the album which is written by Marco [Hietala] and it’s a funny thing that the most metal head in the band has the most poppy song on the album.”

He also added  “It’s a fantastic song and it has quite a deep meaning behind it. I love Henry David Thoreau, the author and I read his book ‘Walden’ and that’s where I got the idea for the lyrics for the song.”

I highly recommend to listen to it and then listen to the other songs in the "Imaginaerum" album which are just wonderful!!


Friday, September 14, 2012

Nightwish US tour 2012 setlist

Finally the setlist is revealed!! So excited for it :)

I can't wait for Nightwish to get here in Salt Lake City!! After so many years I'll be able to see them live!!

Anyways here's the setlist:

(Intro) Crimson Tide (Hans Zimmer song)

01. Storytime
02. Wish I Had An Angel
03. Amaranth
04. Scaretale
05. Dead To The World
06. Slow, Love, Slow
07. I Want My Tears Back (with Troy Donockley)
08. The Crow, The Owl And The Dove (with Troy Donockley)
09. The Islander (with Troy Donockley)
10. Nemo (with Troy Donockley) (Acoustic)
11. Last Of The Wilds (with Troy Donockley)
12. Planet Hell
13. Dark Chest Of Wonders
14. Over The Hills And Far Away (GARY MOORE cover) (with Troy Donockley)


15. Song Of Myself
16. Last Ride Of The Day

(Outro) Imaginaerum

Getting ready for Nightwish in Salt Lake City!!


Here is my experience in the last concert of Nightwish and Anette Olzon.

Here about my feelings about Nightwish and Anette Olzon parting ways.

Please check them out!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Trying to mow the lawn but ...

Today I woke up pretty early and decided to mow the lawn as a good start of my day :) But my plans were ruined thanks to the morning dew :(
I didn't want to risk ruining my mower so now I have to wait until it's not too wet :(
Something I don't like is that it gets pretty hot here in Utah so mowing in the morning is a good idea (or late afternoon)... I guess i need to do some other chores in the meantime :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Going to IKEA

So today I went to IKEA (Draper, UT) I usually hate going there because once you enter you have to go through everything before getting to the exit, it's annoying ... And that's the reason I go once every year or maybe two years. My mom goes often to buy the Swedish Meatballs which are pretty tasty and cheap :)
Once there I decided to take a pic of my outfit of the day (OOTD), it's nothing special but it's comfortable and doesn't look bad at all. ;)
Pink Hoodie: Khol's
White Shirt: Forever 21
Jeans: Ross
White Glats: Ross
Purse: Khol's
Well after walking for almost an hour I found what I wanted, this stool (BOLMEN)! it was quite cheap only $7.99, how sweet is that?! :D 
Oh and of course I had to take another pic of myself before leaving the store xD. Don't you love my Rilakkuma iPhone case? :) I think it's adorable!! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The king of the house

Behold! The king of the house! King Rusty!! He's an English Springer Spaniel :)

My mom wanted a dog but we weren't sure if we were ready for the big responsibility.

We had an English Cocker (similar to the springer but smaller) but she had to stay in Bolivia when we moved here to the US (her name was Lady Bri). I think we weren't ready emotionally to have another dog since we left her with our family in Bolivia, I felt I couldn't give love to another dog since my heart was with her back in Bolivia. We used to go to Bolivia and see her :) but a few months ago we received the sad news that she passed away :( we cried a lot because we really lived her sooo much!!

So months passed and we felt it was time to have a new dog to give all the love we have, we kind of felt we had Lady Bri's blessing to get another dog so we didn't have to look so much and we were blessed to have our new boy who became the king of the house! King Rusty!! He's such a beautiful being! So loving and extremely smart! We love him so much!!

Please check back my blog I'll keep updating about him quite a lot! Stay tuned!

King Rusty

Monday, September 10, 2012

Making of a guitar

Aoi from the GazettE always posts pic of his guitars in his Twitter account @official_aoi (He endorses ESP Guitars) and I love it!!! These pics are just wonderful!! The making of the guitars :) ... Beyond happy! Yeah I love guitars so much and I love to post a lot about them so check back my blog for more!!

the GazettE
ESP Guitar


Beautiful sunset here in Utah :)