Monday, August 1, 2016

Tutorial: DIY Rainbow Highlighter

Have you dreamed of becoming a unicorn princess? Well then this tutorial is for you! No unicorn princess is complete without a prism of rainbows shimmering across their cheeks!

I first saw the rainbow highlighter craze on Instagram when Bitter Lace Beauty first launched their product. Their small independent business exploded overnight. The original product now has a 9-10 month preorder! Due to the long wait, many people came up with a "DIY" version that you can create at home. I followed several guides to see if I could make my own and took some pics of my process! Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns 50% Off! + Pixie Update



Hey everyone! A big huge update is coming to Guild Wars 2 next Tuesday (the 26th) with the introduction of Living World Season 3! If you don't have the expansion yet and have been thinking about getting it now is the perfect time because Heart of Thorns is currently 50% off today through the 27th!!



If you plan on buying a new or maybe a second account during this sale or if you know someone that plans on buying it for the first time then please consider using my referral link! A small portion will directly support my streaming since I became partnered with ArenaNet! If you don't use my links then at least use your favorite content creator's to help them out! Thanks :)


Also for anyone interested in the Free to Play version use my link for that, too.


Remember the sale is only for a limited time!

:) :) :) Thank You!!! ~Glitzy
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Life Update: Houston, Pixie, and Guild Wars 2!


Hey all! I know it's been too long since I updated! Sorry about that! I think of all these cool posts in my head when I'm not at the computer but when I sit down to type the words don't seem to flow. I've just been busy with real life things lately.

As I have mentioned before, I moved from Dallas to Houston a few months ago. I mostly moved here for family reasons but also because I thought I had some good leads on jobs. Unfortunately it just hasn't worked out in my favor. I applied at over 20 places and none of them were meant to be. I was at a salon for a little bit but it's hours did not work with my schedule. I'm spending time now focusing on my family and dealing with some other personal things before I dive back into the job search.

I also found out this week that Pixie is going to need surgery again. She has tooth resorption and last fall she had a serious accident where her top canine broke off due to decay and she developed a fistula. She had most of her teeth extracted except for her two bottom canines and a couple teeth in the back. I've been taking her to see a vet about once a month to make sure it doesn't get worse. When I moved to Houston, the new vet I visited barely looked in her mouth and never called me back. I didn't want to go back to him so I found a different one this week and really liked her a lot. This vet looked at Pixie's mouth very closely and decided it would be in Pixie's best interest to have all her remaining teeth extracted. Things have progressed rather rapidly again. Her gums are very inflamed and seem to be rejecting her bottom canines. The teeth are literally being "pushed up and out of her gums" and are likely to break off soon if not taken care of. It's also very painful. The good news is she doesn't have any infections yet since I caught it early this time! Pixie is scheduled to have her surgery this coming Monday, and we are all hopeful that this will finally put an end to her gum issues.

In some other super good awesome news - I got a partnership with Guild Wars 2 and ArenaNet!!! This means if you use my links to buy Heart of Thorns or try the free to play version a small portion will directly support me!! This was a dream come true and has been a complete honor to be a part of. I have been able to meet amazing people in this community and that has honestly been the greatest reward. The game has some very exciting updates coming soon with Living World Season 3 being launched on July 26. So it's a great time to check it out!

I do plan to eventually apply for a Twitch subscribe button again. My numbers have increased since the last time I applied, but now the problem is I don't have a set streaming schedule. I don't really have time to be consistent during the week besides Monday nights. I hope to change this as soon as I can, but of course family needs to come first. So I appreciate everyone that does tune in whenever I am live!

More random things I've done lately can be seen on my Instagram or Twitter. I went to the Houston Aquarium for my brother's birthday, checked out my first Houston comic con - Comicpalooza, saw a Houston Astros baseball game and have actually been getting some exercise with PokemonGo. Dealing with anxiety and stress can be hard but I am thankful for all the good moments I've had. :)

Thank you all that have kept in touch with me on social media! Hope you have a good week!!

XOXO,
Glitzy

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Glitzy's Gamer Spotlight #8



What is your name?
Vætr Droppin Bombz!

When did you start playing Guild Wars 2?

Or how long have you been playing?
I've been playing since beta!

What made you want to try the game?

A friend of mine was talking about it; sounded interesting and unique, plus I had never played an MMO, so I figured why not give it a shot!

What's your favorite profession to play and why?

Dagger/Dagger Elementalist! I spent a lot of time training and playing Ele in general, and to me D/D Ele is extremely fun!

When you log into the game what is the first thing you like to do?

Go to my home instance or guild hall and collect my daily nodes.

Have you bought Heart of Thorns? If so, what is your impression of the new maps and events?
If you have not bought it explain why and if you plan to.
I totally "Shut up and take my money!" Lol. I like the new maps; the sense of urgency, to complete objectives, and overall involvement with the content is good. The maps are expansive and detailed, and are just really fun to explore.

What goals have you set for yourself in game?

I want to craft a second Eternity, and also craft Flameseeker Prophecies.

If you are in a guild you'd like to promote please tell us about it!
If you are not in one, what are you looking for in a guild?
I am in the best guild evah, Ethereal Guardians [EG]. They're PvE centric, but do a lot of PvP and WvW as well. Well rounded guild, fully upgraded buffs, and the best Guild Hall! Check them out, put in an application! http://etherealguardians.com/recruitment

Any updates or fixes you wish ANet would work on?

More consistent updates for WvW that involve ANet actually paying attention to what the WvW community is asking for. Separate balance patches for WvW, PvE, and PvP. Better/more consistent rewards for the more difficult content. More non-raid dungeons!!!! =D


If you could visit IRL one of the cities of Tyria which one would you pick and why?
Metrica Province! It is wrapped in mystery and rich with lore. It feels like there's a lot there worth exploring and investigating beyond what the naked eye can see.

Monday, April 4, 2016

March Thoughts


Another month has passed already?! It sure seems like 2016 is zipping by! I would have loved to have filmed March vlog, but there just hasn't been enough time in the day to do so. I hope you don't mind another blog post then! :o)

March actually was a lot happier than February. I was recovering from a lot of defeats and have taken time to reflect on how to improve myself. I made a list of some memorable moments from March so let's dive in!


Dyed hair - One of the most exciting changes this month was dying my hair back to pink. Last October I shaved my head and have been letting it grow without any bleach or dye. It was getting about an inch or so long and was just a boring dark brown color. Since I don't really have a plan on what to do with it, I decided to dye it pink again! Even though I still wear wigs from time to time, I enjoy having my colorful 'do back.


Gaming - Let's start with EQ Next. This is a game that was announced back when I attended SOE Live several years ago. I've always been a big Ever Quest fan and was really excited for EQ Next. Well sadly, they announced that the game will no longer be happening. It broke my heart to read about it. I may need to revisit EQ2 soon. In happier news, I've been playing a lot of Dragon Mania Legends which is a mobile app game that is very easy and addicting. In March, they released a new "Clans" feature where you can group with friends to earn new rewards. It's one of the only mobile games I've actually stuck with now for a nearly year! Finally let's get into a recap of Guild Wars 2. This month I decided to make the legendary shield The Flameseeker Prophecies. I had almost all the materials for it and really liked the design so I just went for it. A few days later the devs announced that they were postponing the release of new legendary weapons indefinitely! What!! So that means all this time waiting for the new weapons that they promised with the expansion won't be happening after all. I admit I was pretty bummed about this news. I would have made the sword Bolt instead of the shield, but I was waiting for the new sword to come out. I guess that won't happen so now I will be making Bolt next. Some good things that happened in GW2 was the new raid wing, the return of the Bunny Ears and the big giveaway party I hosted on my stream. I gave away lots of prizes and had a fun time in Lions Arch with my friends and guildies. I'll be hosting a giveaway on the last Friday of every month so if you missed it you can join us for the next one!


Moving - You can read the whole story on this blog post. But the TLDR version is I made a trip down to Houston to look for an apartment and find a new job. I found a very nice place that would be available mid April so I made the jump and signed a lease! I'm nervous and a little sad to be leaving Dallas, but this will be a good opportunity for me. It will be fun to explore a new place and also get back in to the beauty industry for my career. So I am looking forward to the move. It's just been very hectic now trying to organize, clean, and pack my things in preparation.

Divergent - I saw Allegiant in theaters this month. Here's my mini review of the new movie: I've been a big fan of the books and really loved the first movie. The second movie was okay but seemed too heavy on CGI. I was hoping the 3rd installment of the series would redeem itself but it left me going home really unhappy. It's like they totally forgot about telling a good story and focused all of their money and energy on visual effects again. Also, Tris just seemed very unlike herself and lost all of her character development. Many of the scenes and lines came off cheesy and nearly made me laugh (and not in a good way.) The only thing I enjoyed about the movie was Four. The actor played his role well and the character made smart decisions and looked like a badass. I enjoyed his moments more than any others, but it still wasn't enough to get me excited for the last movie due next year.

Easter - It was a little weird having Easter so early. Isn't it usually in April? My family and I kept things pretty laid back and decided to order pizza for the weekend. I also got some cute cards in the mail and had a great day!


Store - While cleaning out my room and closet I found tons of nice purses, jewelry and decor that I just no longer use -or never used to begin with - and decided to open a Storenvy! I have had 2 sales so far and hope that my other items will find a new home soon. The money will help go towards my move, too! omglitzy.storenvy.com


Pixie update - This actually happened today rather than in March but since it's fresh on my mind I wanted to fill you in! I took Pixie in for her 2 month check up on the state of her gums and teeth and the vet said things are still looking good! I'm glad the few teeth she has left are doing alright so she won't need any removed any time soon. I let the vet know that I am moving to Houston and it was a little sad to say goodbye. They've been a great clinic to go to and have really taken good care of Pixie. I hope I can find another nice vet in Houston.

That's about all I can think of for March! Overall I would say it was a very good month. ^.^

Xoxo,
Glitzy

Monday, March 28, 2016

I opened a new store! Shop my closet!

The last several days I have been cleaning my room in preparation for my move to Houston! In the process, I found some nice items in my closet that are either gently or never been used. I decided to open a shop on Storenvy so I can raise some money for my move. All sales are US only and shipping is only $4 (and $1.00 for any additional item.) Right now I have a lot of purses and necklaces from brands like Betsey Johnson, Juicy Couture and Tarina Tarantino. I also have my My Little Pony blind bag collection listed and some really cool metal tin comics. This is also a chance to grab one of my cosplay prints since I found a folder with a few left over from my when I had an Etsy store. I hope you see something you like and if not please share it with your friends that might be interested!
Thanks and hugs!
Xoxo,
Glitzy


Monday, March 21, 2016

I'm Leaving Dallas


Whoa what a heavy title for a blog post! Well it's true. I am going to be leaving Dallas in April to move to Houston! I came to Dallas in December of 2009 completely on my own and ready to take on the world. I've loved my stay here. I've grown so much in many areas of my life. My career really blossomed when I became a manager for Regis and then eventually running my own business by opening a salon booth. It taught me a lot about the beauty industry and if I could I would do it all again. I took a break from doing hair to try my hands at other career options, but I've had trouble finding one that fits me. In Houston, I plan to work at a salon again and get back into the field I love most. There are about 6 different salons in the area that I will be applying at. I'm confident I'll be able to find one that is right for me.

It's hard to say goodbye to Dallas because of the amazing comic conventions and cosplay scene here. I've been able to meet a lot of fantastic friends and embrace a new hobby that really gave me life. Houston has some conventions of it's own and hopefully once things settle down I can start making costumes again. I'm thankful for all the great opportunities Dallas has provided, but I am looking forward to new doors being opened soon.


There are some other reasons that I am moving. Y'all know I've had some ups and downs recently. I don't plan to mention or dwell on much of it. Let's just say I know this will be for the best. However, I felt it would be good for me to go ahead and share this news because y'all always lift me up with your kind comments and words of encouragement!!


If you'd like .. and you don't have to so don't even worry about it .. but if you'd like you can donate a few dollars to my move fund by using the PayPal donation on my Twitch channel. If I am live streaming your message will appear on stream and I can thank you personally, but if I am offline your message will be for only me to read. And you don't need a Twitch account to donate (I don't think) and there are no fees this way! So it's just there if you feel like it - I appreciate any support!


I'll probably be pretty busy the next couple of weeks, but once I am in my new place in April I hope to get back into the swing of things again with regular posts and streams. I'm excited to go on some new adventures in Houston and have new things to actually post about! :P For now the best place to see updates from me is on Twitter - @OMGLITZY - if you want to follow me there. Thank you all for reading and being so sweet and kind to me! HUGS!

xoxo,
Glitzy

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Glitzy's Gamer Spotlight #7


What is your name?
AlaynaEvenstar

When did you start playing Guild Wars 2?

Or how long have you been playing?
At launch!

What made you want to try the game?

I had a group who had played the original guild wars and so I decided to jump in to GW2 with them. We all preordered and were logging in on day 1 to keep our character names etc

What's your favorite profession to play and why?

Elementalist 100%. I love the complexity of the attunements and find that I play so differently then I did when I first rolled my Ele just learning all of the nuances.

When you log into the game what is the first thing you like to do?

I usually see what the dailies are and try to knock them out.

Have you bought Heart of Thorns? If so, what is your impression of the new maps and events?

If you have not bought it explain why and if you plan to.
I was at the announcement panel at PAX South and definitely preordered HoT!! The new maps are gorgeous and the gliding adds a whole new layer to things. The fact that we can now glide in central Tyria is AWESOME.

What goals have you set for yourself in game?

I want a legendary! I never started down that path before the expansion but now I am definitely working through getting the mastery track and getting the precursor that way!

If you are in a guild you'd like to promote please tell us about it!

If you are not in one, what are you looking for in a guild?
I'm in a tiny guild that is just real-life friends. We are way behind in the whole guild progression stuff because there are only 4 of us who regularly log in but we are determined we are going to get out guild hall!

Any updates or fixes you wish ANet would work on?

Not really. There are always little bugs here and there at patch launches etc but overall I think they do a good job of keeping things working and interesting.


If you could visit IRL one of the cities of Tyria which one would you pick and why?
Oooo that is tough. Probably Hoelbrak. Just to see the scale and grandeur of it.

Monday, March 7, 2016

February Thoughts


I was hoping to make a February Vlog for YouTube kind of like I did for January but seeing how it's already March 7 I figured let's just type it out this time! I really don't want to lose momentum from the boost of creative energy I had at the beginning of this year. February was a true test for this because life sure did like to tell me "NO!" I applied for so many things in February and every single thing came back negative. I've been reaching out more to friends and that's really helped me keep my chin up. I received so much positive feedback and advice after my "Staying Positive" blog post. I read all the comments and emails and private messages and to be honest that's truly what has kept me from throwing in the towel again. Last year I gave up so easily at the first sign of defeat.

In February, I applied for a Twitch subscribe button. They got back to me with the standard "We receive a lot of applications and have to choose wisely. Please apply again in 2-4 weeks if you want." So I've been researching more what makes a Twitch channel great. I've come to realize that it's truly about building a community. I'm going to focus more on that and hope to make any viewers that stop by my channel feel excited and welcome to be there. So I've been thinking of ways to do that and hope we can all grow more soon and maybe reapply for the button in a few more weeks.

I also applied for a partnership with Guild Wars 2. I sent it in once at the beginning of February and another at the end. No reply. I'm guessing they might not be accepting new partners right now. They recently announced that their Game Director (Colin Johanson) was leaving. I imagine there is a lot going on there. So for now I am not going to worry about that partnership and may reapply another time if it seems like they are interested in accepting new creators.

Probably the biggest bummer was seeing the response to my job application. I submitted it online for a pretty cool company in my area and felt super confident I would be a perfect fit for them. They never called me and a few weeks later I finally checked my submission on their site and saw the "received" was changed to "reviewed; not selected". I admit I was pretty upset they didn't even want a phone interview. It felt as if I wasn't given a fair chance at proving myself. However, I have learned from this how important your application and resume must be. Not only for this job but for all the things I've been applying for lately. I can't just assume what I put down is going to land me everything I want. I have to keep improving and growing. That means I can't lose momentum here. If I continue to sit back and twiddle my thumbs nothing is going to change. So it's up to me to push myself to become better!



February wasn't all drab. Tsum Tsum Tuesday was fun because they released the Star Wars collection. Pixie had a positive check up at the vet. I attended the Dallas Boat Show and saw some cool and sparkly boats. I started playing RuneScape which is actually really fun! I was able to have lunch with some family I hadn't seen in awhile. Valentine's Day was a blast as I hosted some giveaways on stream and received the cutest dragon plushies from my parents.


I uploaded my first wig review video that I worked pretty hard on. My raid group on GW2 has progressed so much that we actually kill all 3 bosses in less than a hour. A super kind gift arrived from Jerome J. who got me a Hogwarts robe from my Amazon wishlist. And finally thanks to the generous donations from my Twitch stream I upgraded from my 9 year old desk chair to a fancy DXRacer Racing Series chair! I plan to make a whole review post about it so be on the lookout for that soon.

After typing and rereading that last paragraph, I realize that I am still guilty of dwelling on the negative. I mean SO many great and happy things happened in February. Sure some bad was mixed in there, but one of the great things about blogging is discovering yourself in the process. Had I not typed that out and reflected I may have never seen how truly good life can be. Thank you all for sharing this journey with me and I hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
Glitzy

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Glitzy's Gamer Spotlight #6




What is your name?
Immortalf0x

When did you start playing Guild Wars 2?

Or how long have you been playing?
Almost a year ago.

What made you want to try the game?

A friend recommended Guild Wars to me.

What's your favorite profession to play and why?

Mesmer, now Chronomancer is by far my favorite.

When you log into the game what is the first thing you like to do?

Talking to Guild members it usually the first thing I do, afterwards I like to do dailies.

Have you bought Heart of Thorns? If so, what is your impression of the new maps and events?
If you have not bought it explain why and if you plan to.
I did buy HoT, I love the new maps! Gliding is so much fun, I've spent many hours just gliding around the maps to enjoy the scenery.

What goals have you set for yourself in game?

I'm currently working toward the legendary Nevermore and my first map completion.

If you are in a guild you'd like to promote please tell us about it!
If you are not in one, what are you looking for in a guild?
I'm in an awesome guild! We are called Destructive Winds (RG)

Any updates or fixes you wish ANet would work on?

The only complaint I have is recent problems I've been having with fractals glitching, causing us to have to start the fractal over.


If you could visit IRL one of the cities of Tyria which one would you pick and why?
The grove of course Sylvari is my favorite race.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Wig Review! Kamo Wig from Amazon



Hey everyone! I made my first "review video" for my YouTube channel!!! It's all about a wig I have been wearing a lot lately that I purchased from Amazon. As you may know, I own and wear a lot of wigs. I've been meaning to make reviews for them so I'm really excited to finally share this with you!

The Kamo 26" Layered Wig was purchased from Amazon by ME! I was not paid or asked to make this review. I was looking for a natural wig to wear on my Twitch streams and came across it on Amazon. It had decent reviews and for only $16.99 I figured it was worth the try. Turns out it's one of my all time favorite wigs now! I loved it so much I bought two - one to leave long and another to trim a little shorter. I've been wearing it a lot lately and it looks and feels very natural. Please check out my video for more details and a better look at it! This wig would be great for cosplayers or anyone that is on a budget and looking for a nice blonde wig.

xoxo,
Glitzy

Monday, February 22, 2016

Glitzy's Gamer Spotlight #5



What is your name?
Vulkaane

When did you start playing Guild Wars 2?
Or how long have you been playing?
I started playing in August 2013

What made you want to try the game?
A few of my friends and I were looking into new MMOS to play and we had some recommendations on trying out Guild Wars 2.

What's your favorite profession to play and why?
Elementalist because it's different than what most people are used to. The different type of play style really caught my attention and I love every minute of it.

When you log into the game what is the first thing you like to do?
I always usually check out the Gem Store first. Love seeing what new things Arena Net has added to the game. Then I usually go to my guild hall and hang out with a few guildies at the Guild Hall bar and talk about what world boss we will kill first. :P

Have you bought Heart of Thorns? If so, what is your impression of the new maps and events?
If you have not bought it explain why and if you plan to.
I have bought Heart of Thorns. Honestly I love it. The New Profession is really fun, the maps are HUGE and I really love gliding around everywhere. I also like how the events are more immersive in Heart of Thorns.

What goals have you set for yourself in game?
First goal is to finish map completion on my Revenant.
Second goal is to make Nevermore and Astralaria.

If you are in a guild you'd like to promote please tell us about it!
If you are not in one, what are you looking for in a guild?
My Guild is Apocalyptic Armageddon(AARM) on Tarnished Coast Server. We are 5 guilds on a single server and we participate in every aspect of GW2 (PvE,PvP,WvW etc.).

Any updates or fixes you wish ANet would work on?
I would like to see Super Adventure Box return to GW2 and maybe even Dragon Bash.


If you could visit IRL one of the cities of Tyria which one would you pick and why?
I would say Lion's Arch because all the trading that goes along in there. Lion's Arch has a lot of different aspects that most cities would not have. And let's face it, a giant wedding ceremony spot on a big rock is pretty awesome :)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Staying Positive


So what's up! What's been going on! Well I've been trying out some new things recently that haven't gone exactly as planned. So let's chat about it!

First up, I applied for a Twitch Partnership. This means I could have a "subscribe" button on my page and make a little bit of money while also being able to give more back to my viewers! This is the second time I applied and once again I was declined. Twitch didn't tell me exactly what I need to work on, but they did say to apply again in about 2-4 weeks if I feel passionate about it. So I decided instead of accepting this as a defeat (which I admit I kind of did the first time) that I will keep my momentum going and push even harder and try to apply again. I mentioned this on stream a few days ago. Everyone was very supportive and kind!! I think if we can just keep doing what we're doing maybe the stars will align.

Another thing I applied for was an ArenaNet Partnership. They offer a sponsorship program now for creators and since that's basically the only game I live and breathe for I figured it'd be a perfect fit for me. Well unfortunately they never replied or accepted me. I applied for this several weeks ago and still haven't heard back. I suppose I will try again because I feel like I'd be a great match for them. It's just hard when no one tells you what you are doing wrong! I see others that are about the same size/level as my site and channel with sponsorships. Maybe I'm just not active enough? Well I also won't let this bring me down. I gotta use the passion I have to propel forward and apply again!

Finally, I applied for a job in real life that's totally different from what I'm used to. It's a position I know I would excel at and in a field I'd love to grow in. I won't go into the details, but long story short all last year I applied for several different jobs (both in and out of the hair industry) and nothing seemed to click. So when this job popped up nearby I was very excited to apply! However, once again I haven't received a reply. I believe in myself and that I'm totally qualified for all that I'm seeking. So I just need to learn how to be more patient. Things don't happen overnight and doors don't magically open for you. Sometimes you gotta prove to the world what you are capable of.

Last year, I let little things bring me down pretty quickly. There were other battles I haven't mentioned, too. I'm trying my best to keep a positive outlook and change the direction of my feelings after facing a setback. It's a little unlike me to post or talk about these kind of things because I do try very hard to have a good attitude on social media. my blog, and now my stream. But you know what? Shit happens sometimes! Thank you Forest Gump for teaching me that. It's how you react to it that defines you. So I'm staying upbeat and looking forward to whatever comes my way.

Xoxo,
Glitzy

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Glitzy's Gamer Spotlight #4



What is your name?
Archon. Archonbrood on twitch. My main character is Juneko.

When did you start playing Guild Wars 2?
Or how long have you been playing?
Since beta. Pretty much haven't stopped, though sometimes i play it more casually.

What made you want to try the game?
Been playing GW1 since it was beta, so i was waiting for it since it was announced.

What's your favorite profession to play and why?
I love my Thief. I think party i really like the character i made, which is a bit of a story itself, as well as the high risk thief gameplay.

When you log into the game what is the first thing you like to do?
Look for my girl, Bell <3 .="" a="" br="" brown="" currently="" do="" dye="" farming="" flax="" for="" like="" make="" mats="" or="" pigment="" potatoes="" run="" salvage="" scribing.="" to="" usually="">Have you bought Heart of Thorns? If so, what is your impression of the new maps and events?
If you have not bought it explain why and if you plan to.
Yes. I generally like the new events and meta's. But i think they go on for too long sometimes. Also, tangled depths is a real pain to navigate.

What goals have you set for yourself in game?
Considering making another legendary. Need to map complete my revenant at some point and finish story on him.

If you are in a guild you'd like to promote please tell us about it!
If you are not in one, what are you looking for in a guild?
Currently in the lunar wolves [WPAK]. 490+ members, pretty active, but kind of quiet atm due to not a whole lot of new content atm.

Any updates or fixes you wish ANet would work on?
Finish the rest of the new legendaries, including the back piece. remove all the bugged and fail events needed for their collections. some of the new adventures really need some tweaking, as do the new zones, it would be nice if they were more casual friendly. skill balance could use some work, it would be nice if all classes were viable in raids, pvp, etc.


If you could visit IRL one of the cities of Tyria which one would you pick and why?
LA probably, i like the coast. Although i wouldnt mind wandering around rata sum and pushing random buttons :D

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

My Top 5 Fictional Valentines

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and as a single gal I couldn't help but daydream about who my favorite fictional Valentine would be! It's no surprise that most of these are characters in shows I'm currently hooked on! 

Barry Allen aka The Flash

In the show Barry has taken a few lucky girls on some interesting dates from bowling, to coffee, to lavish dinners. I imagine Barry would be fun to spend an evening with just chatting and laughing. He's laid back and smart and let's not forget a super hero! :P

Jace Wayland

I'm going to save my opinion of the new Shadowhunters show for another post. (It's not the best.) So let's focus on Jace the character! Sure he may be a little self-absorbed at times but you can guarantee your date with him wouldn't be boring. I actually like how in the show he is portrayed as very caring and protective. And he's not bad to look at either! ;)

Poe Dameron

After I saw The Force Awakens I had trouble choosing a favorite character because they were all fantastic. Poe stood out to me the most, however, with his charm, strength and overall positive attitude. I'd love to go on a date with him because I am sure he'd be a gentleman with lots of cool stories!

James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

If Jamie Fraser from Outlander is NOT on your fictional Valentine list then you are missing out! He has got to be one of the most romantic and thoughtful characters I've experienced in a book and show. He would quite literally risk his life for you so just imagine how great of a Valentine he'd be!

Augustus Waters

He may not have super human strength or be able to fly an X-wing, but Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars has a magic all his own. From his witty comebacks to his deep thinking, he would grant you meaningful and memorable moments. Not only that, but he'd be patient, kindhearted, and thankful for any time spent with you. He'd be a perfect Valentine. <3

I'd love to hear who your top 5 are so be sure to leave a comment!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Xoxo,
Glitzy

Monday, February 8, 2016

Vlog: Why I Won't Be at Dallas Fan Days


Hey everyone! This weekend is the Dallas Fan Days! I've been attending all of the Dallas Comic Con events since 2012 but this weekend I won't be going! I filmed a short vlog to explain why! Hopefully I can see my Dallas friends at another convention soon. Let me know in the comments what your plans are this weekend, too!

Xoxo,
Glitzy

Thursday, February 4, 2016

January 2016 Vlog and Pixie Update


Hey everyone! I filmed a short vlog for January to give you all an update on what's been going on lately! I also talked some about Pixie and how she's feeling. I'm really looking forward to this year being a good one. 2015 was kind of weird but so far January has been pretty awesome so I am hopeful for more exciting things to come! Thanks for checking out the video and subscribe if you'd like!

xoxo,
Glitzy

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Glitzy's Gamer Spotlight #3



What is your name?
Ombr

When did you start playing Guild Wars 2?
Or how long have you been playing?
I have been playing GW2 since the first public beta release!

What made you want to try the game?
I'm a fan of GW1, so playing GW2 was a normal transition. I have been playing GW1 since the release of Factions. The new mechanics that came with GW2 (jumping, swimming, dynamic combat, etc) got me really excited for GW2.

What's your favorite profession to play and why?
My main is a thief. In fact, I have three thieves..! I like to play Revenant and Necromancer too. I like the fast-paced playstyle involved with thief and the high burst dps.

When you log into the game what is the first thing you like to do?
I usually craft my daily mats and then run around in Rata Sum until I find something to do!

Have you bought Heart of Thorns? If so, what is your impression of the new maps and events?
If you have not bought it explain why and if you plan to.
I bought HoT and I'm really disappointed in this expension. Anet didn't deliver. The new maps are stunningly beautiful, but hard to navigate and confusing because of the different layers and because the map doesn't give you good indications of at what layer the things are. Plus, no new dungeons and FOTM at release, no content for casual players, only 4 maps, no new major city, and the content of this expansion is really just 4 meta events that are on a timer.

What goals have you set for yourself in game?
I want to craft some legendary weapons and the legendary backpack. As for the legendary armor .. we'll see down the road how that goes!

If you are in a guild you'd like to promote please tell us about it!
If you are not in one, what are you looking for in a guild?
Dungeons and Dragons [DnD] for the win.

Any updates or fixes you wish ANet would work on?
Give us more content and bring dungeons back.


If you could visit IRL one of the cities of Tyria which one would you pick and why?
Rata Sum, cause I ain't no bookah.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Glitzy's Gamer Spotlight #2


What is your name?
My name is Nuzzle! My main characters name is Elzzun (spell nuzzle backwards 83)

When did you start playing Guild Wars 2?
Or how long have you been playing?
I started playing GW2 a little over 2 years ago! But I wasn't an everyday player until around the time of The Killer Marionette Boss event!

What made you want to try the game?
A bunch of my IRL friends were playing it and when it went on sale it was suggested that I join them!

What's your favorite profession to play and why?
My favorite professions is definitely my Necromancer. She was my first toon, and despite all the terrible things people said about Necromancers back when I started, I never listened and learned to really enjoy the class!  Now that Reaper is a thing I love playing her even more!

When you log into the game what is the first thing you like to do?
Usually when I log in I form up a party with my 4 daily-doing friends! Together we tackle the PvE, PvP and Fractal Dailies!

Have you bought Heart of Thorns? If so, what is your impression of the new maps and events?
If you have not bought it explain why and if you plan to.
Yes! I pre-ordered it as soon as it was a thing!  I love the new maps in HoT; they are pretty and the events are fun!  The only thing I wish was different was that the event chains weren't so... long. It makes it hard to complete them if you don't have a long time to be in game.

What goals have you set for yourself in game?
Right now my goal is to learn how to raid. I am working on gearing my mesmer as a DPS build. Next I'll need to find some friends willing to teach me the ropes of the raid!

If you are in a guild you'd like to promote please tell us about it!
If you are not in one, what are you looking for in a guild?
I am in two guilds that are worth a mention.  The first real quild I was ever part of is [WPAK]. The guild has changed quite a bit since I joined and while I find myself participating less and less (even though I still rep all the time) I made MANY good friends through this guild! Plus we do missions together every week!

I would also like to shoutout to my non-rep guild DnD full of just a small amount of close friends! We've come a long way for a guild where we barely rep. We have a guild hall and are able to do missions which is great when I have to miss [WPAK]'S missions due to real life happenings!

Any updates or fixes you wish ANet would work on?
Eh. I'm not really one to complain about games.  My only real issue with GW2 is load screen times, but that's not really ANet's fault as much as the fact that I play on a laptop lol.


If you could visit IRL one of the cities of Tyria which one would you pick and why?
OH GOSH this is hard! The world is so pretty! When I first started playing Caledon Forest really stuck out to me. It might be because I love nature and hiking IRL and I think it would be fun to visit Caledon Forest and just go exploring!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Glitzy's Gamer Spotlight #1


What is your name?
In game my main character is Audeley and on Twitch I am OMGlitzy.

When did you start playing Guild Wars 2?
Or how long have you been playing?
I started playing Guild Wars 2 about two weeks after it was launched. I took a break from the game for a few months and eventually returned full time when the Festival of the Four Winds event was live. I've now been playing pretty much every single day since then!

What made you want to try the game?
I was a long time EverQuest 2 player and several of my guildies were talking about the release of Guild Wars 2. I was intrigued that it didn't come with a subscription plan, and my brother (who is also an avid gamer) said it would be a game I would likely enjoy. After I bought it and played with a few of my friends I was instantly hooked. The amazing graphics, friendly community, and simple yet effective UI really pulled me in to becoming a full time player.

What's your favorite profession to play and why?
The very first character I made was a warrior, but the one I played the most was a necromancer. I've always enjoyed classes that had a companion and I usually prefer mages over heavy classes. It wasn't until after my break that I eventually made a ranger and fell in love with their gameplay. I enjoyed the search for new pets (gotta catch 'em all!) and exploring Tyria with my trusty friend. Now with the elite specialization - Druid - I love my ranger even more!

When you log into the game what is the first thing you like to do?
I'll usually check the trading post to see if I have any gold or items waiting for me to pick up. After that I will do the daily activities. Even after I complete three of them to get the achievement I still go on to do the others out of enjoyment. I'll look up boss timers to see which is about to spawn and also check with my guild to see if they are organizing any fun events.

Have you bought Heart of Thorns? If so, what is your impression of the new maps and events?
If you have not bought it explain why and if you plan to.
Yes! I pre-ordered HoT the moment it became available. I was also able to participate in a few of the beta events. My first impression was this is not going to be an easy expansion. The mobs hit harder, the terrain was more difficult to navigate, and the events required a lot of teamwork. These are all good things, of course! The challenge that HoT has provided was a welcome one. The new maps and events have become slightly easier with time and experience, but still require coordination. I wish the story had a little more depth and detail to it and that some of the events were not always centered around timers, but overall I still find myself enjoying the new zones months after HoT was released.

What goals have you set for yourself in game?
I went head first into earning all the mastery points so that I could begin making Astralaria - the new legendary axe. This was a big project to take on since there wasn't much information about the new collections yet. I worked really hard on completing everything and made Astralaria in about a month. Now that I have that done I have been taking things a bit slower. I'm working on collecting all of the Chak weapons, mapping the new zones on alt characters, completing the story achievements, and also farm gold to buy gathering nodes for my home instance.

If you are in a guild you'd like to promote please tell us about it!
If you are not in one, what are you looking for in a guild?
The guild I am in is Ethereal Guardians [EG]. I've really enjoyed being a part of their community because of how active it is! They have frequent events each week like raid training, guild missions, and organized world boss kills. Their TeamSpeak is always full of people chatting and willing to help, and their forums offer an excellent source of information about profession builds and fight mechanics. Overall I have felt very proud to be a member of [EG]!

Any updates or fixes you wish ANet would work on?
I like to think ANet is super busy working on a lot of great content for the game (*wink*) so I don't typically complain too much about things that might be broken.. However, I think the LFG tool does need to be revamped and I wish my mini pet wouldn't disappear all the time. Like many people, I'd like to see more armor skins added to the game. I don't think enough were put in with the expansion. Recently, I was incredibly happy they added the shared inventory slots and the ability to always show hidden objects so you no longer have to hold the Ctrl key down. Yay ANet!


If you could visit IRL one of the cities of Tyria which one would you pick and why?
My first thought was I'd like to visit The Grove simply because it is so enchanting. It's where I like to take a lot of screen shots of my characters. After thinking more about this question, though, I'd probably want to visit Divinity's Reach. Since that was the first area I ever explored in the game it has a sense of "home" for me. To see it in real life would be truly extraordinary. I can imagine myself walking through the Central Plaza and gazing upon the entrance to the Queen's throne room with a wonder and excitement!

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