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The Man of Steel Begins to Rise

I’m not sure if anyone has heard or not, apparently there is going to be a Batman vs. Superman (or Superman vs. Batman) movie in the next couple  of years. It’s about damn time. DC definitely taking a page out of the Marvel handbook. The closest thing we’ve had to a Batman/Superman crossover was George Clooney’s, “This is why Superman works alone.” Booooo. Hopefully DC and Warner Brothers will be able to pull off bringing the DC Universe to the big screen. Yes, it does kinda seem like a cash grab by the studio, but maybe they can turn the films into something much more than that. I’m very excited about the movie, and can’t wait to see Batman bunch Superman with a Kryptonite ring.

 

Bringing both of these iconic and polarizing figures to the big screen is going to be one hell of an undertaking. Because I’m a comic book fan with a computer and an opinion, here are five things I want to see in the upcoming Batman/Superman movie.

 

1. Cape and Cowl

One very minor issue I’ve had with Batman movies is the costume. I never found them very interesting. Lots of black on black with a touch of charcoal. I think they should go for a gray costume with a black cape and cowl. Hell, go for the Jim Lee gray and dark blue costume. Of course it has to look somewhat realistic on-screen. Aside from Adam West, no guy is just going to dress up in spandex. I would like to see a variation of Batman’s costume from the Batman: Noel graphic novel. It has the comic look with a real world tactical influences.

 

2. Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys?

The new Batman will be older and more seasoned than previous on-screen incarnations. He may not be as physical Nolan’s Batman because he’s older. He obviously won’t straight out punch Superman into submission, but maybe he’ll use his gadgets. Batman might be the most clever character in the DC Universe. So let’s see him make full use of his utility belt while dueling with Superman.

 

3. Brother Eye

One cool little cameo in Man of Steel was made by a Wayne Enterprises’ satellite. As a huge Batman fan, the first thing that popped in my mind was Brother Eye. Could it be possible that the destroyed satellite in the movie was actually a cover for one of Batman’s paranoid inventions? I think it would be an interesting tool to reveal more super powered beings in the DC movie universe. Also, it could work into the theme of the observer (Superman) becoming the observed.

 

4. Dynamic Duo

It would be pretty cool to see Robin or Nightwing in the film. Even if it’s just for a few seconds or a quick mention. It’s an older Batman so of course he would already have established his partners in crime fighting. Instead Batman grieving for his parents, have him grieve for Jason Todd. At least, have his costume hanging in the Batcave.

 

5. World’s Finest

I would like to see this movie borrow heavily from the Superman/Batman comics and cartoons. Maybe some of the best interactions between the two characters have been in the Superman/Batman animated movie in the 90s, The Dark Knight Returns, and Jeph Loeb’s run on Superman/Batman ten years ago. Hell they even made two very solid animated movies based on Jeph Loeb’s run.

Best cover ever.

 

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hot and cold with color all over: NOTD

Sometimes reading other blogs in combination with one click buying gets me in trouble.

While reading Hairscapes blog I came across her post about Nail Fabulosity. I went to etsy and checked out the indie brand and decided I wanted to try their Big PIMPkin color. My polish arrived promptly 4 days letter packed neatly and ready for wear.

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The polish is an orange with big glitter rocks floating around. The polish is only orange when warm. When cold the polish becomes a green that is reminiscent of the green glow around Halloween ghost–a pale, translucent green.

Lets get hot and cold:

Cold:

Two coats goes on quick and easy. The glitter even all laid in the same direction, which is rare for me.

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The polish dried quickly in about five minutes.

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Hot:

In warm temperatures this thermal polish turns green. I wish I had more pictures to share of the green hue, but sadly it was difficult to capture.  The polish was green with orange glitter most of the time.

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Even though I would have preferred to see the orange more frequently this polish made it fun to wash my hands and even hold cold glasses. The shift is subtle, so you can really watch the magic happen.

The polish also lasted about a week with Venique top coat. 

Overall this polish has great wear and was great fun. I would try more thermals from this brand!

 

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Unboxing the Moto collection: SquareHue 10.13

This October Square hue gives us the Moto collection somewhere better what seems like a leather filled fall and an orange Halloween is the Moto’s collection. My box arrived promptly and well packed about 4 days after it departed the Miami shop.

The company did do something different. On this month’s card they listed the names and texture of each polish. nice Improvement

This month’s color are Iron Horse, Desert Grit, and Oil Slick.

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Lets meet the new arrivals, shall we?

Iron Horse is just as the name sounds: dark! I am not sure what I was expecting, but this creme polish went on a bit runny. Like many of their cremes I had a hard time getting decent coverage.  The second and third coats did much better to really bring out the richness of this color. The high gloss won’t let me call this a black, but is deep like something I haven’t worn before. It was way to hard to get this off so I may not be wearing it again.

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Desert Girt reminds me less of the desert and more of a sandbox. There is serious texture to this polish. You can feel it when you polish your nails, when you touch your nails and when trying to remove it. Despite it being a textured polish is does remove easy, yet acetone is needed.  The orange is warm and inviting. Perfect for fall. While I don’t normally go for textured polishes this is worth having on hand.( get it because I clearly can’t paint in the lines and it is all over my hand)

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Finally the Moto collection give a gorgeous duo chrome, Oil Slick.  This polish packs a punch with a reflective, but have enough green/blue, purple-ish undertones to really capture that look you see in puddles on a summer day- merely, but shiny.  This polish behaves differently in the light and the below pictures are no exception; one picture is without flash and the other has flash, respectively. This is  my favorite of the collection.

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Komaza Care Matani Hair Serum

[Product Name]: Komaza Care Matani Hair Serum

[Product Price]: $8.00

[Product Size]: 2 oz

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[Product Ingredients]: Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Phthalates-Free Vegetarian Fragrance.

[Product Directions]:Apply small amount to hair for shine and heat protection.

[Product Claims]:Heat can damage hair causing it to lose elasticity resulting in weak hair and breakage. This is a light serum designed to protect and restore hair from heat damage. It is not greasy so it will not weigh your hair down.

[Product Scent]: Hardly any. A light fragrance can be detected wen you pump it, but it fades by the time it hits your hair.

[Product Consistency]: Typical Serum. Clear and thick while still being running.

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[Product Realities]: I wanted to love this, but my hair and I hated this. Why?

  1. How the hell are you supposed to get this out of the bottle? It is so far too difficult to pump this stuff. Between my wet hand, the small bottle and the tight spring nature of the cap it was far to hard to use.
  2. Did I get any? So little comes out at once that sometimes I couldn’t tell if I had actually gotten any product or failed to use enough pressure to force it out.
  3. Did my hair get any? This stuff did nothing for my hair. I expect slip and shine. I have gotten better result with just water. For having cones this product provided zero slip. I had to reapply in places in an effort to get the similar result to the cheap Sally’s GVP Super Skinny Serum.
  4. They are telling the truth when they say it won’t weigh your hair down. I used this in a rollerset and my hair reverted quickly and felt gross upon unrolling. It felt like an oil slick, with no slip with enough volume to make it looked like i teased my hair.
  5. No. Never. Not Ever

This was a huge let down. The hunt for my natural hair roller setting companion contuines.

[Shopping Experience]: Great shopping experience, but nothing would make me repurchase this product