Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Negative effects of....

Believe it or not... this was me in July 2007

Now unfortunately, no more bubble gum, or stride for me! I MUST say no!
and now i'll tell you why.

After a visit at my dentist yesterday.... I was told i'm no longer allowed to chew gum. My one tooth has been hurting me for like a week straight and well my teeth were healthy and perfectly fine. So why did my teeth hurt? Well my dentist told me that it most definitley could be because of gum. I LOVE gum, and i chew it like a maniac. If only you all saw how i stock up on gum so i don't run out.... and all of that gum I now have to give away because my dentist told me to forget gum ever even existed. I think i'll switch to like tic tacs or something now... something minty i can chew on that's now gum.

The reason gum is so bad for you is because our bodies, well our teeth were only designed to chew food, 3 meals a day for about 15-20 minutes. Any more than that (like me where i chew gum all day long), you're ruining the tooth enamel on your teeth.

Now let's look at some more negative effects of chewing gum:
  1. Chewing gum causes unnecessary wear and tear of the cartilage that acts as a shock absorber in your jaw joints. Once damaged, this area can create pain and discomfort for a lifetime.
  2. You use 8 diff. facial muscles to chew. Unnecessary chewing can create chronic tightness in two of these muscles, located close to your temples. This can put pressure on the nerves that supply this area of your head, contributing to chronic, intermittent headaches.
  3. You have 6 salivary glands located throughout your mouth that are stimulated to produce and release saliva whenever you chew. Producing a steady stream of saliva chewing gum is a waste of energy and resources that could otherwise be used for essential metabolic activities.
  4. Most chewing gum is sweetened with aspartame. Short and long term use of aspartame has been closely linked with cancer, diabetes, neurological disorders, and birth defects.
  5. If your gum is not sweetened with aspartame, it is prob. sweetened by sugar. Sugar is most likely the single greatest dietary cause of chronic health problems like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and emotional disorders.
There are also other negative effects of chewing gum as well, that was just to name a few.
Don't get me wrong there are some positive effects like the elimination of bad breath, supposedly helping you focus, making you less hungry, and so on.... but do those positive effects outweigh the lifetime negative effects? I THINK NOT!

Although I'm a bit upset about having to forget about the existence of gum because it is literally like my life.... it's something i have to do for the sake of my health and my beautiful teeth. Anyone with me?

Goodbye gum, i shall miss you dearly,
xoxo, Lina

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New video is up!

So i'm going to try this thing where I post new videos up every Tuesday... I hope it works out and i'm really going to try to stick to it.

So since today is Tuesday, a video has just been put it up! I figured I haven't done a nail tutorial in so long so I did on. And the 4th of july is coming up (for those of you that live in America) and what better way to celebrate then to have the american flag colors painted on your nails?!

Hope you all enjoy!

Now i'm off to chop my head off (jay kaying) because it is completely killing me, this is the worst headache i've EVER had and i can't deal with it.

xoxo, Lina

Monday, June 27, 2011

We all like to have fun!

Everyone's ideea of fun is different and ranges from person to person. Your idea of fun may be to go party. My idea of fun is to hang out with my friends and take silly pictures. 
This one was taken at the mall in a store called "gadgets & gizmos". Some business guy came in after and complimented me on my hat hehe. I didn't even buy it, just wore it around the store.

This was taken at Saint Mark's in the city. I was just really hungry haha. 

Here we were at my friend's dorm and being silly. 

Same thing here, we decided to put fake mustaches on hehe. 

Here, my shirt made me look like i have a belly haha, It's just that i was wearing 3 white shirts. Why? let's not ask. But that's my sister and I, wanting all of that candy because it's on sale. 

Here at my friend's dorm in a cardboard house her and some others made. I loved that house, it's totally my future right there.

Anyway so taking silly pictures is my idea of fun. And right now I really wish I was doing that instead of studying for my exam on thursday. 

I hope you all are doing something fun. After all, it's summer! Time to enjoy it! Today, go do some fun things. Doesn't matter what, but whatever is fun to you, go do it!

Cardboard houses and fake mustaches, 
xoxo, Lina

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Snack of choice!

I find that every time i'm hungry, I always eat the same snack... Well, if it's available to me. 
And my number #1 snack of choice is: POPTARTS
 And my favorite flavor is: STRAWBERRY!
I won't eat any other flavor poptart. Maybe brown sugar cinnamon if strawberry isn't available. But that chocolate fudge one is gross to me and smores, ewyyyy. hehe

What's your favorite flavor poptart?!
Comment below and let me know!

Strawberry poptarts, 
xoxo, Lina

Friday, June 24, 2011


So guess what?!
I finally got partnered with YouTube!

To thank you all for your help and support, I made a video for you guys! And instead of just making it a 30 second thanks video, i made it a Frequently asked questions celebration! So in the video i'll also be answering 20 FAQ's that you guys have asked me before!

Guest star: my sister, now known as, paulinkax3ify

So this is for you guys, filmed it before work, started editing after work (11:30pm) and it took me til 3am to finish! Hope you all enjoy, and stay tuned til the end for some more bloopers that weren't included in the main part of the video already!

Thank you all once again!!!! <3

xoxo Lina

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My sister has a youtube channel!

For all of you that wanted to see her in more of my videos.... well now you can see her in her own videos! We'll still make videos together from time to time so you'll still see her on my channel. 

She already put her first video up too!
It's a peacock inspired tutorial!

She's using my camera and for some reason it went out of focus at times. But it'll get better as she continues to make videos. Same with the way she is in videos! She'll get used to talking to the camera (which is actually all of you guys)

So go watch her and SUBSCRIBE to her!
Clicky here to visit her channel!

And don't you guys love her username?!
Paulinkax3ify matches mine, linamariax3ify
yep, we're cute like that!

Go subscribe to my sister!
xoxo, Lina

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My adventure!

So I had an adventure yesterday. I drove to my friend's house to drop off some things that her friend (my exbf) forgot at my house and he's going to be at her house this weekend. So it was like a roadtrip. I drove half an hour or so in one direction, thinking i got lost, so I had to pull over, and my sister had to put on her GPS on her phone. Turned out i was still going in the right direction. We eventually got there and I was like "wait let me give you the things".... and so I look in my car. I'm searching and looking everywhere... and I forgot it all. I left it downstairs at my house. So i figured I'd go all the way back to my house and then back to my friend's.

So on the way back my sister's GPS took me on the expressway. And i've never been on the expressway before.. because people tend to drive like maniacs. So I freaked out for a little bit and then i had to get on the expressway because there was no turning back now. And I did it! I took the expressway and then the parkway and it was fun! AND i was super duper proud of myself. 

It took my mom like 10 years before she felt comfortable going on the expressway. It only took me like a year. YAY!

So then when I got back to town, I got gas, sweet tea with 3 lemons from McDonalds, and then went to my house to get the things then I was on my way back to my friend's house. My sister wanted to stop by Utopia to get haird dye and we also stopped by the mall and i bought flip flops and a shirt from forever 21, and then we were at my friend's house. 

So we spent some time there and then off we drove back to my house. This time on the way back, we took the expressway again... but this time I had a red light so I noticed this sign.
bahahhaha NO TURN ON FRED! i don't know why but the smallest things like that make me laugh so much! So i wanted to share that with you all. 

Then when I got home my dad was watching the news, and guess who was the star of the news?!
This little guy:
and now this was LIVE
Okay... maybe he's not that little, but it's a bear in New Jersey just sitting up there in a tree on a branch. It's the cutest thing in the world. That bear is just chilling and hanging out in that tree, when they noticed him up there they said he's been up there for 10 hours since. There were so many people in this one person's backyard just looking at the bear and they said that he woke up, looked around, and went back to sleep. AWWW, just reminds me of my baby puppy. 

So today, look around and find happiness in the smallest things because i'm sure there are plenty of things that can and will make you smile!

Street signs and bears, 
RAWR, Lina

Monday, June 20, 2011

My very first fan letter!

I was super excited to see that I got a letter from one of you guys when I went to check my mail at the post office. I was like "AHHH", i should of taken a picture of how happy I was. My sister was with me, I have a witness. haha

Anyways I was so honored and touched by all the wonderful things this person wrote. I don't want to point out any names or anything, but you know who you are, and you've made me so happpy! Thank you so much!

The lettter... was in an envelope, durr. and I was like "AHHH MAJOR FAN MAIL!"

So since I was just super excited to receive my very first letter from my #1 fan, I had to make the letter a special box to keep it in. So i sat my butt on my floor and created a box. Yes, It would have been much easier to use a shoe box, but i didn't have one, and it's more special to me that I made it.

And then since my very first letter also said "please write back" with a smiley face, i had to write back!
So then my daddy made me some sticker things to put on the letter in the upper left corner with my name and address and such. Isn't it pwetty?

So now you all see how happy such a little thing can make a person. That letter made like my whole 2 weeks. I was excited and so happpy for days and that person just has such a beautiful heart and said so many wonderful things. <3 Thank you so much again!

Now for anyone who wants to send me a lettter, that I will appreciate and cherish with all my heart, you can! Address is:
Karolina Pecak
P.O. box 403
Glen Cove, NY 11542, USA
And who knows, maybe you'll even get a letter back in the mail! 

A very happy me, 
xoxo, smiley Lina

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Contest winner!

First I want to thank you all for entering the contest and especially those who actually put effort into it and tried getting more points!

The winner has to E-MAIL me at within 24 hours. You must tell me your address and what you would like your necklace to say. As soon as it's finished, I will mail it out to you. (Myah, you also need to tell me your youtube username so that I can confirm that you are a subscriber to my channel)  

So this blog is being posted at 12:20AM EST time and the winner will have until Monday June 20th 12:20AM EST to e-mail me, if the winner fails to e-mail me by that time with the information stated above, I will choose the next winner with the highest amount of points. 

So the contest winner is:
Myah Yang

Remember that if you didn't win, you can also order your very own necklace right here!

The clock is ticking, 
xoxo, Lina

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Golden Romance

So I decided that I can't wait until tomorrow or even monday to post up the new video. When I make a new video it's just like I have to put it up because I get so excited! I know, i'm weird haha.

Well this is another eye makeup tutorial because well after all my youtube channel is a beauty channel so what good what i be without makeup tutorials?! hha

Here's the new video, take a lookie!

It's very wearable as an everyday look but you could also wear it out just make it a bit more dramatic. Also perfect for prom for those of you who did not go to prom yet. And since it's a look that consists of gold and browns like kind of natural colors, it'll look good on every skin tone! Trust me, try it out!

Now you too can ahve a goldeny glow, and walk down that red carpet looking like a superstar!

Golden glam,
xoxo, Lina

Friday, June 17, 2011

How much rain?!

Of courseyy... I had to drive in this weather. But before I did I took a picture of what the weather was like outside while I was filiming my video, so i'm hoping my video turned out okay even with all the thunder and massive amounts of rain. 
Yes, I live on a hill. So luckily my car wasn't down there in that ginormous puddle of rain. It's so high and there's so much of it that it covered the whole side walk and is on the person's lawn!

And then I had to drive in this loverly weather and I was in the same town for 45 minutes which normally takes me like 7 minutes to drive through the whole town. So i took pictures because I was soo bored!
Yep, more puddles of rain where you can't see the sidewalk. 

All of that is so unsafe because if your car gets too wet underneath, well you're done. And your car will be stuck there for a while. I remember a few years ago someone got stuck in the puddle of rain at the botton of the street and when the lady got out of her car the water was up to her knees! And she was in a little car so imagine how much water also had to go in. Oh goshy, i'm glad that didn't happen to me. I think I would have stayed in my car until all the water dried up a few days later ahha or at least until a giant truck came and pulled me out.

I hope the weather was a lot better wherever you all are!

Ugly thunderstorms and way too much rain, 
xoxo, Lina

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Feeling artsy!

I don't know if it's just me, or if we all get in that creative mood sometimes. Where you just feel like you want to be productive and make something useful, even if you just want to make something cute. And maybe you just want to make something for fun!

We need to embrace that creativity and reveal our artsy selves. It'll make you feel good too!

I spent my last weekend crafting things, spent a lot of money at Michael's but it was all worth it. Although I got extremely frustrated at times and couldn't figure out how to make some things, I stayed up til 3am crafting and gluing things together with my new green hot glue gun (my first one ever!)

First I made this nail polish rack that I've already showed you all, but here it is again.

Then I made a bookmark monster! Isn't he so cute? This little guy eats the corner of my page!! 
I guess you guys could all see what I'm learning about in school. I'm taking a class called psychology of the exceptional child.
And here my little monster is blending in with my bed sheets!

Then after all of that, I decided to make some cute pens! Cheetah print, and zebra print!

Go find something creative to make and have fun!
xoxo, Lina

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Love who you are!

As my newest shirt says that I bought from Wet Seal:

I just thought it was so cute, and so me! I love me all the time, i love who I am, and when people tell me to change I tell them I won't because I like the way I am. 

I've had many people in my life tell me I need to be less stubborn, that I need to study and go on to be a lawyer or a doctor. I've had people tell me I'm ugly, people tell i'm crazy and immature. Anything you can think of has most likely been said to me at one point in my life. More recently I had someone tell me to take my headband off because I look "stupid" in it and that they won't go out with me in public if I don't take it off. And you know what, I said "NO!" and I walked out and I showed the world my awesome headband. 

I told all of those people, "great, that's your opinion but I like the way I am and i'm not going to change". 

Today, you stand up to the world and to anyone giving you a hard time whether it's about the way you look, maybe you have a zit on your face, maybe they don't like your outfit, accessories, or your nails, maybe they think you're ugly or maybe they think you're immature. You stand up to them and tell them that you don't care about their opinion because you love who you are and you're happy. 

Today, and every day, stand up for yourself!
xoxo, Lina

Monday, June 13, 2011

Nails on the go!

Because I barely have time for anything, I need to paint my nails on the go!
Luckily someone else was driving this time, it was my friend, instead of me all the time. It wouldn't really work out if I was driving hehe, painting my nails then would be totally unsafe. 
My friend thought it was hilarious that I was painting my nails in the car. I think  got it from my mom because I remember when I was younger and we were driving somewhere (Daddy driving), my mom would be painting her nails. Like mother like daughter!

So if you're like me and have such a busy schedule and crazy life, when someone else is driving the car, just paint your nails! :]

Nails on the go, 
xoxo, Lina

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Storing nail polish!

I used to store my nail polish in a box in my drawer, but i don't know, i decided I don't like it anymore. So I was browsing the internet and thought I'd make a nail polish rack! I went to Michael's (the arts & craft store) yesterday, racing the clock trying to get there before they close. So I had half an hour to pick out the things I needed. Let me just tell you that I can spend HOURS in an arts and craft store. It's so much fun!

So I bought a few things, got home around 10pm-ish and stayed up til about 1:30am. Do you know what I was making?! A nail polish rack!
Many frustrations and 3 hours later, I FINALLY came to this!

Then this morning, I told my dad to drill it to my wall, and TA - DA!

I am so proud of myself, that it didn't end up looking like complete and total crap hahah. 

How do you guys store your nail polish?! Comment below, I'd love to know!

lots of nail polish and zebra print, 
xoxo, Lina

Saturday, June 11, 2011

OOTD and nails!

I really like my outfit today hehe. And my manager was in love with my shorts (yes I already went to work today).

Orange lipstick from MAC in the color Morange (it's actually brighter than what the picture looks like)

Sailor stylish outfit. 
Shorts I just bought yesterday from forever 21, they were $17.80
shirt - just a plain white shirt. 
leggings - navy blue
belt - came with a sailor skirt from forever 21
let's ignore my messy room. well actually that's my sister's side hehe. and she painted that painting. 

and my nails, that i did at midnight last night because I didn't want to go to work this morning with boring ol' nails and nothing on them. 
It's the new sally hansen salon effects. Kandee Johnson actually just put a video up on how to put them on. to see her video click here. and to buy the nails click here. You can also get them at a drugstore, i got mine at CVS, but they're more expensive at drugstores. 

Trying to be productive on this rainy day, 
xoxo Lina

Friday, June 10, 2011

Belly ring and mall fun!

On my day off from schoolio and worky, i spent it running lots of errands, and most of my day was spent at the mall. I went there in the afternoon with my sister because she needed to get a few things, and the minute I got home my friend was waiting for me to go out... and we went to the mall!! and then mcdonalds =)

So my errands consisted of going to CVS, the post office, and lots of stores in the mall. And then my friend  took me to Utopia (so they could take my belly ring out because they screwed it so tight last time, i was trying to use pliers!).. and then off to the mall again!

So my new belly ring now looks like this:

But i'll only be wearing it to the beach with my bikini. It's too heavy to wear on an everyday basis, it can also get caught on clothes, and can irritate your piercing from being so heavy. So it's not a good idea to wear it everyday!

Then I was having some fun with this fan in urban outfitters, I've always wanted one of these.... but urban outfitters is just way too expensive!

I had fun anyway though. For some reason it reminds me of the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha" -- and I never understood that movie. I know, i'm lame. 

Well that's what I did on my day off, thought i'd share with you guys! Now off to bed because I have to be at work early! 

Nighty night, 
xoxo, Lina

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CONTEST! (this time, it's international!)

YAY!!! a contest! you guys will have a chance to win an awesome necklace! it can say whatever you want it to say up to 8 letters (if you want more, well i have to get that approved and i'll let you know!)

- must be a subscriber to my channel
- must have parents' permission if under the age of 18

Now this contest is going by points so here is how to get points:

1) follow me on facebook (3 points)
2) follow this bloggy (3 points)
(though if you're reading this, you're already on my blog)
3) follow me on twitter (4 points)
4) refer as many friends, family members, and whoever else to my channel and have them subscribe. for each subscriber you will get FIVE POINTS! ahh, 5 points! do you know how many points you can get this way? A LOT, you can win!
5) now for the final part, e-mail me at, tell me your name, your youtube username, and all the usernames you're following me with, ie, facebook, twitter, bloggy, and then tell me all the subscribers you referred to my channel!

here is the video for you guys:

winner will be posted on this blog, and then twitter and facebook will have the link to this blog to see the winner.
Contest ends June 19th.

The winner will have 24 hours to contact me after i announce the winner. If they don't contact me, i'll announce a new winner, and i'll keep playing that game until someone claims their prize! hehehe.

If you don't win, you can order your necklace HERE!

Good luck to you all!

Inspiring necklaces,
xoxo, Lina

Friday, June 3, 2011

Car lashes!

My car already has a hot pink carstache....
 and now I think it needs some hot pink car lashes to go with it! I just discovered this like literally a few minutes ago, it was an ad that showed up on the side of my facebook page, and it's such a cute idea that I thought I'd share it with you all!

This is their facebook page here
and here is the actual website where you can purchase your lashes!

here are some pictures of what they look like, you gotta admit, they look so adorable!

they have hot pink ones too, that are not shown because they only had a picture of those in a box, not on the car, but the hot pink ones would look so amazing with my car!

The car lashes themselces are $29.99 and the crystal eyeliner is $19.99.
Then they also sell separate crystal accents for $9.99 that you can put on your wheel rims, your license plate, or just all over your car!

I am so in love with this creative idea. I want my car to look all dolled up too!!!

Car lash shopping, 
xoxo, LINAmaria

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Get a necklace like mine!

Many of you have asked where I got my necklace from as shown below that i've worn in some videos:
this is from my CURLS with a flat iron tutorial. My sister is wearing a "hello" necklace, and I am wearing a "believe" necklace.
here in my DIY lip scrub tutorial, i'm also wearing the "believe" necklace!

Well, you can now get necklaces like mine here!
You can get one's like these:

AND you can also get personalized ones, even with your name if you'd like! The above are just examples of what you can get, and an idea of what the necklace will look like!

So clicky here, and you'll be one step closer to getting your own necklace, just like mine!
YAY! let's be necklace twin buddies!


Shh... it's a starbucks secret!

Who drinks lots and lots of starbucks?!
Ever wanted to try other flavors, other than what they have on the menu?

Well, now you can!

I stumbled across this secret starbucks menu online, and a lot of the drinks sound sooo tasteyy! I think i'll print myself a copy of this menu and walk into starbucks with it! Now i'll share it with all of yooh!

i don't think you guys can read that, BUT, you can always save it to your computer and then zoom in to see what the menu says, OR you can just gooogle it!

Enjoy these delicious sounding drinks from starbucks!
They're so secretive, that I didn't find out about this until just now when I decided to share it with you all!

This summer, let's try everything on this menu!
xoxo, Lina

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