Monday, November 21, 2011

Facial asymmetry

This is something that's been on my mind for so long but I've never gotten around to talk about it. It's about my uneven eyebrows. Of course, I've been told that's normal and only a few people are actually born with almost identical brows. Also, I highly doubt that anyone would notice the differences at all since one brow gets covered by my side bang pretty much all the time so it's okay. Well, sort of. (●ω●)

To make things clear, I was born that way  - they're not the result of me over-plucking them. lol (///ω///)

The left side is slanted while being kind of straight whereas the right one is rounder and more arched. In the past I tried to make them appear more even, however, it's not something that could be easily fixed on my own as the angle is different as well. I had so much trouble finding the right person who's capable of doing my brows as some ladies are more gifted and some are simply.... doing a crappy job. Working in a beauty salon doesn't necessarily mean that you are good at what you do for a living. (≧□≦)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pomegranate juice

Time flies by really fast. I'm always surprised to see how fast my weekend comes to an end!! (TεT;)

Lately, I find myself indulging in a lot of different stuff and it makes me feel guilty. I went out eating so frequently that I feel bad about my wallet and health, as I haven't been eating at the healthiest places, either.... (*^〜^*)Plus, chocolate has been my constant companion throughout the week, making me feel extremely bad. 

So okay I wanted to stop with my unhealthy lifestyle and have started to include more fruits and vegetables in my daily eating routine. But..... I swear, starting from today pomegranate wouldn't be my first choice as my sweater looks like this:

I'm horrified. Speechless and dumb. Seriously, who would eat pomegranate while wearing a white sweater? Yes, I'd do that and now suffering the consequences. How am I supposed to get rid of those stains? I've heard that pomegranate juice stains are very persistant and stubborn do deal with. o(▼皿▼メ;)o

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Small things......

that brighten up my day and make me smile.

I received a sweet cosmetic pouch which is full of great products.(●ゝω・)

I'm so grateful and thank you my dear friend. I love everything that you picked up for me. (●・ω・)ノ♡

Funny thing is that I've been eyeing Burt's Bees products for a super long time already.... In the past it was a bit difficult to get their products but I've heard that some places in Germany do carry Burt's Bee now so I hope I will get the chance to buy and try more from their products in the future.

Plus it was great timing since I ran out of my Alverde lip balm earlier. It lasted so long, btw! (*´・∀・`)—♪

All I can say for now is that both lip products smell like peppermint but judging from just the smell I like the Alverde lip balm better than the one from Burt's Bees. (*´ω`*)

Monday, November 14, 2011

L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream

The queen of hand cream is back!

Firstly I have to say that I'm a huge cherry blossom lover. I'd buy almost everything just because it says Cherry on it. But I don't necessarily fall in love with every single product that I purchase so in the end I'm still trying to stay as objective and sober as possible. (*ゝω・´*)

I picked up the travel size hand cream from L'Occitane a very long while ago. I paid 7 EUR for a 30 ml tube.

Personally I'm not super fond of this brand since I find their stuff overpriced. At least for the quality that you get. The ingredients aren't so natural but let's put this aside. Be aware but don't overdo it. ( ̄ー ̄) However, it's another story when I buy something that claims to be organic but in reality is not. Since this is not the case, let's move along.

Information taken from their UK website:
    Enriched with shea butter, this creamy and non-greasy moisturiser nourishes and protects hands, leaving them delicately scented. Contains cherry extract from Luberon, Provence.
Sounds very nice and I rarely would agree, but this time everything is true.

What I like about this cream is the non-greasy texture. It gets absorbed into the skin very quickly leaving a nice and decent scent which is not over the top.

The texture and consistency is more gel-like and not very creamy. I don't have any problems with blending this in, though and the feeling afterwards is incredibly nice. Your hands feel super smooth and moisturized afterwards. Don't forget the subtle "Cherry Blossom" scent!! (♥∀♥)

However, the biggest downfall for me would be the price tag and the fact that it's not very rich. This hand cream is definitely more on the lighter side and more appropriate during summer. For winter I'm afraid it's not moisturizing and rich enough no matter how many times you reapply. Also, I usually don't invest too much $$ into hand cremes, mostly I'd stick with drugstore items and I really have to be crazy about the  more expensive product to justify the purchase. If I ever feel like being extravagant again, the L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream would be ranking first!! (*>ω<) 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Beauty Sleep

How much sleep do you need in order to feel balanced?

When I was younger I loved to sleep in at weekends or during vacation, sometimes even up to 12 hrs! o(≧◇≦)o It took me some time to realize that it's not healthy and seriously when I remember now, it didn't feel good when I woke up. I was plagued by headaches and it feels like I've wasted half of my day....

Don't get me wrong, I still love sleeping but my schedule changed a bit so now 8-10 hrs work pretty fine for me. Of course, during weekdays I mostly catch 6-7 hrs only but that's the minimum. With less than 6 hrs I will get grumpy. lol (*/////∇/////*)

Actually it's not about the quantity but quality of sleep as well. Not to mention that I should go to bed before 10 p.m. Ooops. I promise to work on that, though.(;≧皿≦)

Through the years I've found out some methods that work great for me and I thought I might share these tips. First of all, I use a sleeping mask to cover my eyes. Especially during summer I'd wake up when the sun rises at 4 a.m. I cannot sleep in an environment that's not pitch-black so an eye mask is very helpful indeed.

The second thing that I like to use are ear plugs as I'm also extremely particular with any noise when being on the edge of falling asleep.

Sorry, I don't mean to sound like a diva, I just remembered about the situation I had in the past during a trip. The lovely person I had the pleasure to share the room with was snoring all night long. It was a girl, btw.... I thought only males tend to snore. Apparently I was SO wrong! In order to prevent things like that to happen yet again, I'll make sure to always bring a pack of ear plugs with me. It's a must! Plus I find it very helpful to include these in my daily sleeping routine as well since I'm living in the city, there are lots of  idiots doing stupid things in the dead of night (e.g. drunken people picking up fights or whatsoever), so when the ambulance passes by I won't hear the alarm. I used to hear the night buses passing by... Honestly, do you know how it feels like when you're snuggled into your duvet, having it all nice and cozy, almost dozing off,  then suddenly out of nowhere you hear a vehicle's sound and baaaam!!! you're fully awake...

Imagine yourself going from this ( ~−ω−~) zzz.zzz. to (〇Д◎ノ)!!! to (;° ロ°) within seconds......

Let me tell you these small things do make a HUGE difference. (☆ω☆)

Do you have more tips to share with me? I'd appreciate to know your secrets. bwahahahaha~~ ヾ(*・ω・)ノ゜

Hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend! As to me, I'm not really interested to go outside and prefer to be a couch potato instead. I tell you the temperatures are dropping and it got so super duper cold within a week. I have to adjust to the cold season first. (σ-`д・´)

Also, I've spent almost every single minute of my spare time playing with my new phone.. oh boy.... sometimes I get really confused with the functions. Plus I had some trouble with Vodafone earlier but I'm quite pleased with their customer service. The people on the phone were so much nicer than the ones working in the shops... at least they show the effort of wanting to help you, they still have passion and fire whereas the sales persons basically just want to sell something $$ to you. lol

Monday, November 7, 2011

Upgraded to a smart phone

Guess what.... I'm old school.

No, I'd rather say I'm poor. (±∀±;) I don't like to waste my money on an extra special $$$$ data plan just to get myself a new phone, even though it's a super stylish one. lol

However, it's another story when I can get it for free! Without spending a single cent I got an iPhone 4!!! How awesome is that?!! ヾ(;☆ω☆)ノ

Before you come up with any conclusions, it's a hand-me-down item from my brother!!! lol (*・∀-)☆

He got himself the 4S a couple of weeks ago and I got his 'old' phone. I like to joke that it's a hand-me-down smart phone but in reality I'm ultra happy and 100% grateful that I got an upgrade for free. Don't know if you could see that but it's still in a super duper condition, traces of usage barely exist! My brother is a very generous person. Only to family and friends, though. haha. Seriously, I'm blessed to have such wonderful people around me. They all spoil me way too much.... (///ω///) I mean, I'm a grown-up and it feels weird when your younger brother spoils you, actually it should be the other way round. Ooops. I will pay him back in the distant future after I landed a great job. *cough* Yes, I'm dreaming. Does this job I'm talking about even exists? (*´ε` *)

However, to be fair I don't think that my old cellphone was soooo bad to begin with. It doesn't come with the convenient functions of a smart phone  but still very stylish. Excuse the messy decoration, the remaining petals are all over the place... At the beginning I had more than one flower..... they all came off one after another.

Now, that I have a new electronical device the only problem I'm facing is the missing micro SIM card.... EPIC fail.... Vodafone is just so super slow I tell you. sigh. (o¬ω¬o) Also I sincerely consider changing services as I was treated uhm.... in a rude manner when I went to the shop last time to ask for a micro SIM upgrade and basically the guy wanted to get rid of me as soon as possible when he realized that he can't talk me into picking a pricey data plan. Now I ordered my card online so I don't have to deal with weird sales persons...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Essence Vampire's Love

Essence, you got me again with your limited editions.... This brand really does take advantage of my fangirlism and  makes me purchasing their stuff. Over and over. Yes, I'm weak. ( ̄^ ̄メ)

This collection is made for all the Vampire fans out there, especially targeted at uhm Twilight fans I guess. hahaha. I accidently stumbled upon the display yesterday and picked up just a few things. Even though the items aren't expensive. Of course, I do admit that I wanted to buy every single product that was available on second thought but I left the store before my brain was on hunting mode. (///ω///)

Here's my little haul. Sorry that the pictures aren't good in quality as the lighting is extremely terrible.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Nohohon Zoku.... we all need toys

Yes, I must be silly and retarded to actually pick up something like that. So what is this? It's a TOY. And it works with solar energy....(very eco-friendly!!) ヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ノ

In my defence I may say that I bought this a very long time ago when I was foolish younger. Alright, it doesn't make the situation any better but don't you think that it's adorable? Under normal circumstances this little fellow would sit in a corner of my desk but as it was more or less a dust catcher I've decided to store it in a box. It was fate that we met again. So he is now back, sitting on my desk. Moving/nodding the head and once in a while you will hear the sound of the sea. I kid you not, it makes sounds. You can hear the movement of the ocean and.... a sea gull.(≧∀≦)

The figurine is called のほほん族 or Nohohon Zoku, which means 'carefree family' in English. This is the official website where you can find the latest models, mine is a very old one, though....

The main purpose of this figurine is to relieve stress, so don't worry but be happy!! It is soothing to watch his head moving from one side to another (procrastination queen is talking!). Very therapeutic, perhaps not as good as retail therapy but surely cheaper. lol (o ̄∇ ̄o)

I deliberately say this since I want to proceed to a part where money is involved... ( ̄ヘ ̄)

A cute collection, the colors are not special in any way but like I said earlier, I only picked these up because I like cute packaging.... Let's face it I'm a hoarder. omg... ( ≧ヘ≦) However, I don't just collect these I tend to admire the nice packaging prior to using - that's all... (´・д・`)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kibio Sunscreen Fluide Protecteur Visage SPF 20

Thank you for the lovely birthday wishes. 。.::・'゚★。.::・'゚☆。ヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ノ::・'゚☆。.::・'゚ I had a wonderful day and the sun was shining as an extra bonus! So glad that it wasn't pouring. haha~

I know this is long overdue.... I'm talking about the Kibio sunscreen that I picked up earlier. Sorry, I actually mean months ago....

However, as it is super important to use sunscreen on a daily basis it doesn't really matter if it's fall/autumn, isn't it?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

If you suck at your job

..... then please consider changing your profession altogether!!! (ーヘー;)

Remember about my bathroom problem from last week? Well, it's still not 100% fixed. Of course, I got my water back that evening (luckily!!) but the craftsman left everything just like shown below.

Admittedly, it doesn't look nice but as long as I can have my daily shower in the evening I don't expect them to finish doing the wall on exact the same day. On Monday I got a call from the landlord, the craftsman will come again this Tuesday which is today. I was hoping that the guy will do it right and fix everything so I don't need to waste another day staying at home with waiting and seeing strangers enter my home. But no, all he did was to remove some cement, actually he just cleaned the area next to the pipe... with a drill!! (×ω×)The sound was nearly killing me as I'm still sick, and when being sick I'm particularly sensitive to any noise. I endured the entire process bravely and when the craftsman left he told me that another guy (!!!) will finish the rest - of course not today. o(>д<*)o Another person again?

Now I wonder how many different people does it take to simply put back the tiles after filling? Is it really so difficult?

The worst part came.... when I entered my room which is next to the bathroom and found something like that....

OMG!!!!!! No, I wasn't dreaming. That guy made a HOLE IN MY WALL AS WELL!!! ^!(*%@&&$^*^$*#^%@!!!! I was truly devastated and felt like fainting any moment.

Needless to say I discovered this crap when he already had left.ヽ(≧Д≦)ノ Otherwise I'd have told him my most honest opinion, that HE SUCKS AT HIS JOB and that I want to talk to HIS BOSS to file a complaint! He made things even worse and now I must let a stranger into my room as well.

I'm very upset with a fair reason! (┳Д┳)

And tomorrow is my birthday. What a wonderful present. Thank you so much for making it a memorable day for me.

Let's stop the nagging part, next time I'll be back with happier news and most importantly with my health being recovered. Don't let the bad things drag you down!! Smile and be happy!! (*/////∇/////*) Focus on the happier things in life, e.g. my neat and tidy wardrobe as I spent my weekend in organizing my winter clothes.... lol ヾ(*・∀・)/
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