Thursday, May 28, 2009

Can Someone Help Me with Japanese Translation Please? T__T

So I just bought Sana By Noevir Nameraka Facial Cream.

here's a link for reference: http://tokiwastyle.jp/000001/item/45041/viewItem_Form.aspx

and I bought it at Nippan Daido (Westheimer and Wilcrest for yall Houstonians) and This was one of the few products that did NOT have ingredients label on them, and I am severely worried there might be sulfates.

So i did an online translator, and this is what it came up with:

Water, shikuromechikon, glycerine, sukuwaran, BG and sutearin 酸 guriseriru (SE), ethanol and okutenirukohaku 酸 denpun Al, palmitic acid, stearic acid, steering rill alcohol, cetanol and bean milk fermentation liquid, soy bean extract, soy bean protein, karuboma and kisantangamu, citric acid, stearic acid PEG−25, mitsurou and acetic acid tokohueroru], hydroxide Na and methyl paravane

After doing that, I typed in "sulfur" in an online translator and this is what it came with:
硫黄

Sulfate came out to be:
硫酸

right here where it says: sutearin 酸 guriseriru, in the ingredients, you'll notice that it resembels the last two characters of Sulfate.

I am testing out a small patch at the chinline of my right cheek for right now to see if I have any allergic reactions, but if yall know Japanese and can help me out, I'd really really appreciate that because this moisturizer seems to be very nice---its just i cant have sulfates on my face.

What do yall think or say for this? Anybody able to help?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Taffeta Dress Bought from Agnes

Hey yall :)

I have a quick post to make.

I bought a Taffeta Dress from Agnes quite a while ago and I just wanted to share with yall some pics. I don't have any pics of me wearing it, so I'm sorry ^^()


Thank you Agnes for sticking with me and helping me figure things out regarding this dress :) I love it!









thanks agnes!

check out her blog at: miraclesinmylife
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My firefox has been totally screwed up for months now. Something's wrong with my computer so since I use Songbird, a division of Mozilla for music, I'm blogging through Songbird's firefox tab options rather than use the regular normal firefox cuz it just wont work. It's so inconvenient going online. I was blogging through the regular firefox and then when i tried to put up pictures, i remembered that my firefox cannot open extra windows so i had to close that and open songbird to blog. it gets annoying but oh well. Hopefully USPS will give me my money soon for my damaged graphics card so i can buy me a new mobo and a new graphics card (the current comp dun have a vga port so i can hook up to the monitor so its rendered useless at this point...)

alrightee, ill see yall later! I'm sorry im in a blah mood right now so im not very cheery atm ^^()

hope yall's day is going well though!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress

man i haven't put up these pics for this nail polish in forever. These were actually from February on Valentine's Day!!! XD sorryyy

well, better late than never right?

Name: OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress
Base Coat Worn: Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield Base & Top Coat
Top Coat Worn: It's not the Sally Hansen from above. I got it for free and it doesn't work too great
My description on it: I'm Not Really A Waitress is a classic red nail polish color. It's one of those colors that can't really go wrong on anybody.
Cost: $8-8.50 , but I got it for free (my sister's bf's sister gave a whole box of nailpolish cuz she wasn't using them anymore)
Where to Buy: online, ULTA, HEB (Texas based(i think) grocery store), Target, Sally Beauty

PICTURES :)


with flash in addition to natural light


no flash natural light.


with flash


no flash, natural light


my bf took this photo on his camera :)

See yall later :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Product Review: Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizer SPF15

Hey yall!

im ALMOST done with finals! just one more!!

but I have a bit of time inbetween so I'm putting up this product review for yall :)


Name: Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizer SPF15
Cost: $14-15 for 4 fl. oz. (120 mL)
Where to Buy: Target, Walmart, grocery stores, Walgreens, CVS, ULTA
Claims to: visibly reduce redness and sooth irritated or sensitive skin.
Description: This light, fast-absorbing moisturizer contains naturally calming Feverfew, a natural ingredient related to Chamomile, known for its soothing properties. It goes beyond moisturization to help actively manage sensitive skin. You'll notice improvements in your sensitive skin in as little as one week.
Rating: 3.8/5 I want to give it a 4/5 though because it does its job and is consistent and because it's loyal to me. But i gave it a 3.8/5 to be on the safe side so yall wont kill me by saying "OMG u gave it a 4/5 how come it dun work as good as u said!" :)
Will I buy again? Yes, I have bought this for the 3rd time and will continue until I find something better

What about it?

PROS

1) it IS light as claimed. It is NOT a watery consistency if that's what you thought by "light". This is still creamy but it isn't thick.

2) It DOES soothe my skin( as they claimed it soothes sensitive skin) when it's irritated, but not to any drastic levels. This wasn't a miracle worker for me but it soothed my skin when it was flakey during the winter or from dry heat. Do not expect an "ahhhh-relaxed" major drastic thing when you put this on. When I say soothe, it means that my face has had its moisture replenished and it makes my skin feel more balanced and not irritated.

3) Pump, so it's more sanitary. Also, you can twist the pump at the top to "open" or "close" it, which is very convenient when traveling. I hate losing caps to things and this helps me so that I just twist the top left or right to open/close, so no fuss is involved.

4) To me, it's consistent. It never fails me, BUT I'll warn you it is not a miracle worker either. It does its job to moisturize my face without irritating it and without making it feel sticky. So what I'm trying to say is, i NEVER actually have a problem while using this. It will never make my skin go worse. It never made me get a pimple or any of that (only my hormones is what's makin me get the acne!)

5) Readily available at most locations. This bottle lasts me about...3-4months. Sometimes even a month longer if I don't apply it to my neck area, but I think its important to apply moisturizers, especially with this SPF to the neck area. I use a lot of this moisturizer so it runs out faster. I not only apply to my neck, but also my decolette or whatever u call that area, the chest/bust area :)

CONS

1) When i have redness in my skin, it doesn't really reduce the redness much. I have acne on my skin and my skin is usually irritated easily, but this doesn't make me see my skin physically improve to un-redness, but like i said in the Pros section, it does soothe.

2) doesn't really dry to a matte finish like some other moisturizers. I remember using Clinique Dramatically Different GEL (not the lotion!) and it dried more to a matte finish, but this one isn't a gel of course, so I guess it exempts it a bit, but my oily skin still prevails after this. This moisturizer doesn't make me have more oil, if you are wondering that, but it doesn't do anything to really control it to a huge level. The only reason why my oils went down a little bit was because the reason is in general: if your face is dry and not moisturized, your face is stimulated to create more oils to replace the moisture lost. Thus putting this moisturizer on isn't really doing dramatically better than others.

3) $15 is a bit costly for me when it comes to drugstore products and moisturizers. Maybe it's because I'm a cheapo but really, this is quite pricey.

Up To You:

1) When it says "fast absorbing", I think that is too generalized of a term in that some people think "fast" means a few seconds, and to some others "fast" means a minute or two. For me, this is moderately fast absorbing into my oil-acne-prone skin. It doesn't dry instantly like gels do, BUT considered that this is more of a light cream, it dries fast considered for its consistency. So I like that.

2) Fragrance. It smells like fresh laundry to me so I like the smell a lot actually. HOWEVER, this is a product supposed to be made for sensitive skin and I know many of you out there who have sensitive skin get yall's skins irritated with fragrances put in products, so this may be a disadvantage for you. For me, it is considered a Pro because I really do like the refreshing light smell. The smell goes away during the day though.

3) Simple packaging. Though I like the pump and open/close function stated earlier, I guess I'm more in favor for the classy looks of Asian skincare packagings because they make theirs so pretty and sophisticated. I know this is a drugstore brand, but still, most Japanese makeup and skincare always puts in a little extra to make it look cute or pretty. Of course, Aveeno stands for sensitive skin care so they probably want to look more professional and simple, but even then, I think they should jazz up the packaging :)


PICTURES:















So why do I keep buying this if it isn't a WOW OMGAH product?

Like I said, it's consistent. It isn't bad to me, and EVERY time i try some other moisturizer out there, I always come back to this because the other ones have irritated my skin somehow someway. I guess you can call this my HG as of right now cuz I keep buying it but I really do want to find that perfect moisturizer where it moisturizes my face while controlling my oilies, and isn't sticky or leave any film residue, and oh most importantly, a moisturizer without Sulfates.

Any suggestions of awesome moisturizers is most welcomed! :) I don't want to pay for a lot for moisturizers, BUT if the moisturizer is THE one, the one I wanna marry my skin to, then yes, I'll pay like $20-30 for it if I must.

I hope I helped yall some with this review :)

See yall later

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tagged by Cinthia from Ebeautyblog!

:) yes, that pretty lady named Cinthia tagged me, and i shall answer these questions!

~~~~~~~~Rules~~~~~~~~~~
1. Respond and rework: answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.
2. Tag eight other people.
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What is your current obsession?
- clothes. food. trying to make my skin clear cuz its been growing too many pimples lately. :(

What are you wearing today?
- i WAS wearing Bui Yah Kah jeans with a plain white t-shirt and a Charlie Brown light jacket that my boyfriend gave me a while ago :). i also wore red abercrombie flip flops. not the new kind. its the good ones that were rubber and heavy and more durable.

What’s your favorite comfort food?
- i guess i dun really have a comfort food i go to...

What would make today special?
- if I aced my Accounting final test i took today T___T

What would you like to learn to do?
- I want to know how to sew apparel, clothes...all that good stuff, along with sewing purses/handbags and other accessories. I really wanna know how to do it because I have so many designs i drew that I want to become real.

What’s the last thing you bought?
- an on-sale dress :)

What are you listening to right now?
- myself typing...i dun have any music playing at the moment.

What is your favorite weather?
- everything in the middle. moderately sunny. i dun want it blazing, but i dun want all the clouds to cover up the pretty blue sky. i like a breezy wind enough to feel cool, but not blowing enough to woosh up my skirt or make me feel cold. maybe 70-75 degree weather sounds nice to me...seeing as Houston is like freakin 90 degrees right now ugh.

What is your most challenging goal right now?
- making good grades on my finals!

What do you think about the person who tagged you?
- she is freakin gorgeous and nice! i like ur blog :)

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would it be?
- i am still wondering about this. I say "yall" too much. its engraved in my mind and language so i think i have to stay in the south SOMEWHERE xD hahah or else up north people will make fun of my yall's lol. iono...good question..im still in search of "the perfect city" for me, where there's a good balance between nature and the city. i want a FUN downtown where i can do things while keeping safe. I also want the buildings to look nice. i have a thing for nice architecture :) I don't want things crammed together where everything is too close, but i dun want things too wide-spread like how houston is. I want a metro subway underground at least somewhere! oh, and a nearby pretty blue beach :) maybe a one or two hour drive from it.....crap this answer is getting long haha.

What would you like to have in your hands at right now?
- the winning number for the mega millions of the lotto T_____T i need the money! xD gotta pay for school and i dun have a car to get around houston, which is like freakin vital if u wanna go anywhere.

If you could swap lives with anyone for one day who would it be & why?
- either my bf or one friend whom i wont mention. i want to better understand my bf, and as for that other friend, i am beyond confused with them so id like to better understand that friend as well.

If you would go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
- be with my boyfriend T.T . Outside of that, I'd love to visit Tokyo, Japan :) ..but but but.....i wanna ...go to other places too...why just "next hour"..how bout longer? :D i wanna visit Sydney & Melbourne & Brisbane Australia as well as Europe again...and Canada too...

Which language do you wanna learn?
- i wanna know how to speak my own language fluently with the correct accents xD. i understand when people talk to me but i just can't utter the right words back! i also wanna learn French and Japanese and Chinese and Korean.....yea....that'd be hard..haha

What do you look for in a friend?
- Honesty. Loyalty. Caring. Reliable. Humor/Funny. Open-minded.

Who do you want to meet in person?
- the cast of Gossip Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!......and i wanna meet their closet full of clothes too :)

What’s your favorite type of music?
- Pop...rock...alternative..iono. i like any music any language as long as i like that specific song.

What’s your dream job?
- something that'll give me lotsa money with doing little effort and little stress and lots of vacation days haha

Any favorite model?
- Miranda Kerr. Candice Swanepoel. Abbey Lee Kershaw. Angela Baby. Janice Man. Emi Suzuki. yeaaa..... i think there's more :)

If you had $100 now what would you spend on it?
- ok outside of saving that $100, if i had to spend it, i'd buy my bf something he likes and wants. Sure i want more clothes and stuff for myself, but he's given me a lot, so i want to give back to him. He deserves that $100, and in fact way more than $100.

Things you wish you could change in the past?
- ....if i didn't overreact on some situations..if i just thought more logically and more maturely...i dun think id be in this rut where i am today.

Fashion Pet Peeve?
- the all-bling-bling look where u have the labels of the designers shown everywherreee. Dior sunglasses with a fake Chanel shirt, LV bag with a coach wallet inside and a Rolex watch and a burberry scarf. yea. i hate it when people bunch it up like that. it makes them look cheaper even though they're trying to look rich. i also don't like too mismatched of colors, especially when they're neon and bright. I also hate it when people look like they're trying too hard, cuz well, they probably are trying too hard. they needa relax, cuz im sure they are pretty as is and don't needa try to catch people's attention so much with the clothes, or lackthereof, or some other shouty loud clothes.

Do you admire anyone’s style?
- Aly & AJ. Hayden Panettiere. Gossip Girl cast of girls (serena, blair, and jenny). Miranda Kerr. but yea, i really like Aly & AJ's cuz they know how to dress up and dress down and do simple clothes yet look good in it, and also dressing up while not overdoing it. I like how they vary between rock looks and feminine looks, glamourous looks as well as sexy looks. They change it up and look good in each type of image they're trying to portray. i love it.

Describe your personal style.
- whatever i like and looks good on me. It depends on my mood. some day i wanna look rocker ish and have that sexy tough look. then some other time i wanna look bubbly cute. another time i'll wanna look head-turning sexy. then sometimes i wanna look cute-tomboy. I have no set style. I jump around and as long as it makes me look good and im in the mood for it..then yea :)

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
- Dairy Queen's Vanilla Cone. SOOOOO EFFIN GOOODDDDDDD. its THE perfect soft served icecream ive ever laid my mouth on.

What’s your favorite T.V. show?
- gossip girl so far :)

Do you get enough beauty sleep? yes or no? why?
- nope! im up studying!! also i do chat with my freinds late on days where i know the next day im able to sleep in, but mostly i end up procrastinating and it gets late.....yea....

If you can take away one thing that you have to go through as a woman, what would it be?
- same answer as Cinthia's. Aunty Flow. aka, period. can we be fertile in a less painful and less inconvenient way please!?!!? xD im tired of cramps and random one-day fevers and puking!! sometimes i get it really bad( though rarely.but its bad when it does happen at those rare moments). Aunty Flow....i dun really like u...... :(

hmm....i didn't follow the rules. i didn't take out a question to replace it with my own. oh well xD. ill add in an additional question as the rules stated i needa do.

What is a weird quirky habit that you have?
-i always have to sleep with my nightlight on and my back to the wall. im a squeemish scare-dy-cat despite being 18..........i am so childish. xD


i taggggggggggggggg

-Agnes from miraclesinmylife.blogspot.com
-Audrie from all the pretty shimmers (but she has a new blogspot so do update ur links!)
-Jen from Frmheadtotoe.com
-Jessica from JesMakeup
-Haulin Broad
-Mie (from vanity is my favorite sin)
-Nic Nic
-A watercolour sky

:)

Addressing A Question

Anonymous said:

Hi, i have a few small scars on my cheeks. will this product fill in the scars or even make them less noticeable? do u have scar/s, how does the gel look on ur face on its own in natural light? do the scars stand out?


Hey there!

I just wanted to know what specific product you were referring to so I'm able to help ya out :) I don' know about the "gel" you are referring to, whether it is my acne treatment Clindamycin Topical Gel, or whether it is the Monistat Chafing Gel as the primer. Can you let me know so I can explain more to you? thanks!

Yes, i do have acne scars. LOTS of them.

Well...i guess I'll just talk about both of those gels i asked you about which one you were referring to so that I can just cover it all.

Clindamycin Topical Gel:

Of course, this is a prescription given by my doctor. When I put this gel on my face, there's no "shiny residue" or any "clear film" that's on my face. It absorbs in and it wont look like i have it on, which is a huge help. I have gone outside the house with washing my face and then putting this gel on only, no moisturizer, and i dont' see the gel on my face. Then WITH the moisturizer, it doesn't make any difference in the gel's appearance on my face either.

Of course don't put too much. A pea-size should cover your whole face. For me, I like to wash my face, then moisturize with my Aveeno Ultra-Calming SPF15 moisturizer, THEN put on the Clindamycin Topical gel. Also, this gel is for the MORNING use.

Retin-A Micro Gel:

This is used at NIGHT , because it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun, so you really don't wanna use this in broad daylight unless you want to be burned :( . all doctors make the patient take this at night anyway. This doesn't show anything on my face either after I put it on. No bad film or whatever. It'll take a little bit to sink in and your skin wont' feel like silky smooth or whatever. It might be SLIGHTLYYY sticky, but for me it goes away and plus since you're at home sleeping, no one would see this on your face anyway even if it did appear on your face. Careful with this too. I even use less than a pea-size of this gel because I don't want to over-exfoliate my face because that would just irritate it further. Again, this exfoliates the skin on a more accelerated level, so this is more of the key ingredient to try to get rid of my scars. Have I seen success? yes and no. It's a long grueling process to try to get rid of my acne scars cuz new ones keep popping up! my hormones are still outta whack :(. My right cheek seems to benefit from this and Clindamycin as it's more clear and the scars go away quicker. My left cheek seems to get the bit hits cuz it's scars galore and Retin-A and Clindamycin can only help it so much, which isn't very fast.

Monistat Chafing Gel (primer):

I don't have any "holes" in my skin to fill, so I can't really answer you that it would fill in the gaps or whatever. I'm sorry :( . I'm still testing out whether it actually controls my oils, whether it actually creates a smoother canvas on my face, or whether it's just something extra and not needed, as in whether or not it works. Well, I do have to admit it does make my skin feel "soft" ish when i have it prior to putting on my mineral makeup, but i dont feel like my skin is silky smooth. It helps my cheeks the most, where things get dry, so that way my mineral makeup goes on a bit smoother and better. It was about $5-6 at my local Target next to the Pads, Tampons, condoms, lubricants, etc. I don't wear this chafing gel outside by itself. If i use this, i use this under mineral makeup. Other than that, I don't put any of this on my face if im not wearing makeup, therefore not worrying about how it looks in sunlight or natural light. Even when wearing makeup over this, the gel wont "show through" the mineral makeup powder i put on my face, in case thats what you were wondering.


Sorry if I didn't answer your question, but I tried! Do let me know if you Anonymous, or any other reader, have further questions. I'll try my best to answer :)

See yall later!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

School's Almost Over!!

gahhh

tomorrow's my last day of school..... ^__^

BUT

.....finals are here...

Monday (tomorrow): women's studies test (no final)

Thursday May 7: Accounting FINAL

Monday May 11: History FINAL (13 essays!!! choose 2 or 3 to write for the alotted time)

Thursday May 14: Management FINAL (optional but i gotta take it to raise my grade!!)

AAAAAA

then....June 8 im starting summerschool. Im gonna haveta take History (up to 1877) and BCIS to replace MIS.

busy busy!

and I'm hoping to get a job in July because I'll have no classes to take during that time--so i might as well be bringing in the money :) ...yea and i need that money too haha.

i applied to ULTA with no response -- i guess there's no job openings =/, but i applied elsewhere already and they usually take people in, so im crossing my fingers.

hope all yall are doing well, and im sorry for not blogging for a while. I hope next semester's not gonna be so hectic! the classes I signed up for are supposed not be so bad...

Goodluck to all yall students out there bout to take the Finals like I am!

see yall later :)

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