Thursday, May 14, 2009

Japanese Mag Scans + NOTW

Hello everyone~
Long time no write if that makes any sense. I've been swamped with work in school, my AP test was today (luckily I was dismissed after 12 pm). After the 4-hour long test I spent my afternoon eating out and hanging out in the local garden--David and Johnson's Garden, where weddings are held for the beautiful scenery. Some of my friends were doing yoga... strangely enough, but I was way to exhausted by walking up the hill to move hahaha. Then I had to return to school for a review for my physics test tomorrow.. sigh..

Oh and I recently found out that I was one of the winners in my state county's writing contest hosted by my county's community college. Apparently this is a big accomplishment... I wrote a scholarly essay on the novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. My thesis was based on Pearl's (the illegitimate child) irreverent defiance of Puritanism by the communal ostracism, relationship with nature and uncharacteristic behavior. Haha.. To think that I won! I'm attending the awards brunch on June 4th which ironically is the same day as the senior prom.
I've been suffering from severe allergies lately, the pollen has been getting to me especially in the garden and while walking outside. My nose is always itchy and it's dry since I rub it too much with tissues... I have to use Vaseline to moisturize. I think I sneeze more than thirty times a day!

Anyway so I've been tired and deprived of sleep lately so no pics of me haha. I had this gigantic pimple in the space in between my eyes. It was very... gross and I don't usually get these pimples LOL. Maybe it's the stress!!? T_T

My recent purchase is the L'egere White Multi BB Cream from lovely FUZKITTIE's suggestions and raves, once again. I bought the bb cream off ebay for $18.06 (5 bids and I won hahaha) however it's a 2-3x used product so that's why it is cheaper. I don't really care that it's used and I sanitized it again just in case when I received it. No problems so far! I couldn't even tell that it was used. The seller said she didn't like the ingredient Jojoba Oil in it so that's why she sold it.

Anyway, so this post is basically a makeup post for not posting for a million years... Some magazine pics to provide some eye candy for Japanese mag lovers and my current nail look of the week :)
The magazine is called PINKY and it's the March edition (so late I know). I received this from my aunt a while ago.. Probably in February? I decided to post up some pics of the hair article, the models' favorite shampoos, conditioners, treatments, and styling products. I think these articles will be helpful for different hairstyles, colors, and hair types. Enjoy!
For my NOTW, I used Barielle base coat, two coats of Zoya's Flora, one coat of Essie's True Love for some jelly finish, and a coat of Seche Vite to finish it off. I really like Seche Vite for it's fast drying power but it always shrinks the tips so I get some tip wear easily... Also I'm not using enough coats of nail polish to cover the white part of the nail. Oh well!

Some Giveaway and Contest reminders:
Fuzkittie's Paul and Joe Gift Giveaway - Ends 5/31 (I think? correct me if I'm wrong.. couldn't open up the page!)

ALSO, I'm trying to configure my layout into the 3-column look. Can anybody help with HTML? I've tried it a couple of times by myself but everytime I load the html, it comes up as error or something... -_-; I'd appreciate it so much if someone could offer me some tips or some help!
And another thing... In July I'm planning on going to Tokyo, Japan for 2-3 wks. Yay :) Two of my school friends have confirmed their trips as well.. Looks like I'll be having some fun hahaha. I'm staying at my grandparent's home in Yamatocho, near Koenji station. Any suggestions on places to go and things to buy? I'm definitely going to do some cosmetic hauling LOL major shopping.


♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

congrats on your essay, must be really good!

love the pinky nails... ahh pinky,,, cute magazine... im tinking of colouring my hair for the summer.... maybe have a trim...

ohh Tokyo! yay. if your not too busy we should have get-together. Miu miu is also going to Tokyo then!

May said...

congrats on winning the state county's writing contest. It is a huge accomplishment.

a lot of people is suffering from allergies during this season. I hope you feel better soon. Make sue you drink plenty of water and get some rest.

legere is my favorite bb cream. thanks for the magazine scans.

Catherine said...

Congrats on your essay and good luck with all your exams and school stuff! I think it's the stress and allergies that are getting to you - hope you get the chance to relax soon!! Take care! =)

AbcGrrrL said...

Everyone loves Legere Multi White BB cream ... I caved in and bought it a month ago. One of my favorite purchases ever :)

aichaku-愛着 said...

congratulations on your impressive academic accomplishments & good luck for your upcoming exams! ^_^

Zwala said...

wow..congrats 4 winning the contest..!!:)

n the magazine snaps are quite impressive..
...gud luck 4 ur exams mica....

n abt the template wud u like 2 try the template that ive used for my blog..??leave me a message if u want to..:)

Audrie said...

wow impressive winning that essay contest!! Oh how I remember reading The Scarlett Letter in high school...we even watched the movie haha!!
Nice mag scans! Love your nails too, Zoya is awesome!
As for the HTML help, sorry I really suck at it too! I just use an already made template lol maybe you should try that t00?

MiuMiu said...

wow congrats on the award!
i like how your nails look so smooth and perfect.
i can send you the coding that i used for the 3 column...i'm not 100% sure if it'll work because fuz helped me with it.

ning * star said...

thanks for the snap, uh the mag seems to be very nice. I saw a lot of hair shampoo and I think I'm really gonna try some of them eg:herbal essence, high rave assience, Loreal elseve shampoo etc. too bad, no Tsubaki here >.<

Blair said...

Congratss on the win!!! And you are so sweet for posting the reminders hahaa

Yumeko said...

congrats on the win!
and woo pinky scans!
i havent bought pinky in ages
thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow, congrats on the achievement! That's raelly cool, I wish I can write well, or at least spell heh What a coincidence having the brunch and prom on the same day. I havne't been sleeping much either, my dark circles are really intense now :S Ooo thanks for sharing the Japanese Magazine pics, I always love their style and hair. Cute nails! and whoa Tokyo!!! That's -awesome- news! Have a great time! I wonder what you're going to bring with you :D

Chomsiri said...

congrats mika! oh man i love those magazines but they are very expensive! cute nails!

fuzkittie said...

Great job on your essay! :] Thanks for those pretty mag scans, always enjoy those~ I can help you with template, I'll email you. <3

ekimura said...

Hi sis~!!

yay on the essay~!! :D
hope you are not too stressed out~! mag scans look nice the girls are always so kawaii love their hair style makes me wanna chop my bangs again LOL

going to Japan in july waaa I wanna go too >_<
I hope you have fun~!! :D

miku said...

Pinky is good. But I really love Jelly and Vivi. Oh, and congrats on the Tokyo trip save up so you can buy tons of things!

disi421 said...

Omg Mika!! congrats >_< Your essay must've been really really great!!! I want to read it! And you r going to Japan!!!!!! omg I am super jealous lol I wish I could go too....... And tomorrow is finally our field trip day!! sooo excited XD I am thinking what i am going to eat in Mitsuwa~~~~