Wednesday, May 30, 2012

`*:;,.★Sparkling Summer Nails☆・:.,;*

I love glittery sparkling nails in fresh colors! My current favorite style is the 'airbrushed' 2 colored sparkling nails as you can see hehe. It's really easy to makes your nails look colorful ლ(╹◡╹ლ)

Here's a quick tutorial to how you make them!
This is for the green sparkling nails

Here's what I used:
1. Nail hardener (optional), 2. Base coat (optional), 3. Light green polish, 4. Dark turquise polish, 5. Glitter polish, 6. Top coat, 7. Sponge (on next picture)

  1. Start with the adding the base coat to protect your nails!
  2. Use a sponge to add the nail polish. You can use makeup sponges or whatever you like. I used a disposable wipe cloth and folded it.
  3. Add a bit of nail polish to the sponge (I just used the brush from the nail polish to pad a bit on the sponge. Some people pour a bit of nail polish out in a pool and dip the sponge in. Do whatever you like)
  4. Pad the nail polish gently on your nail. Concentrate the most towards the middle of the nail and 'fade' it by padding with a no-polish-part of the sponge.
  5. When the first polish have dried, add the second color the same way as the first. You can use the nail polish brush on the tips of you nails to make it more concentrated afterwards if the sponge couldn't cover it all.
  6. When the polish has dried, add the glitter polish on top. Finish of with a layer of top coat.
And that's it! If you wish for two colored like the blue and purple design I made, just add the first layer of nail polish regularly with the polish brush and them use the sponge to add the second polish  (`・ω・´)

Hope you liked the tutorial!

 Here's a few shots I took in my neighborhood some weeks ago! Love all the colors that come with spring and summer!

Thanks for looking~♫

Friday, May 11, 2012

Cleopatra na Onnatachi [J-drama] - Cosmetic Surgery Issue

In the middle of exam stress I still get time to watch J-drama lol. I had my final oral Japanese exam yesterday, which means I ended my Japanese class after 4 years at the University already /stillcantbelieveit.. Now I'm working on another exam paper and then the final Bachelor project. So close to graduating!!

Anyway, to the topic of this post! I watched the first episode of a new drama currently airing

クレオパトラな女たち - Cleopatra na Onnatachi
Of course I only started watching it because it features one of my favorite actors Miura Shohei XD (What else to expect from a crazy fangirl!?)

Cosmetic surgery is the big topic in this drama which I find pretty interesting. The story is set at a cosmetic surgery clinic run by only women until the main character, a young surgeon named Kishi Minetaro played by Sato Ryuta, starts working at the clinic. He is actually against cosmetic surgery, dislikes women and can't see the further meaning in operating on a 'perfectly healthy body' for only cosmetic purpose. However, due to personal reasons, he has to work at the clinic for the sake of money.

I'm looking forward to seeing how this drama will evolve. So far it seems like the main character's opinion of cosmetic surgery will slowly change as he works at the clinic and meets the patients. I feel most J-dramas' stories are pretty predictable, however in this case I'm not too sure. I guess most of us know about Asia's larger acceptance of cosmetic surgery compared to the west (apart from Hollywood ofc). Japan is not as 'active' in this industry as South Korea for example, but I actually don't think it is that different in the end (no offense, just being factual). I'm also thinking about what the story's message is. If it's trying to change anti-cosmetic opinions or just to create more understanding and acceptance of the subject?

Well, I guess we will know when the drama ends!!

My personal opinion?
Well, I'm not against cosmetic surgery, neither am I pro-cosmetic surgery. I can understand specific cases, but if it is ONLY for cosmetic purposes and to 'improve' your appearance, I believe the problem lies elsewhere than a physical dissatisfaction with your body. But well, it is proven that physical change can change your mind set as well. Sooo.... Whatever makes you happy! That is my general opinion I think.

What is your opinion of cosmetic surgery? Are you pro or anti?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

✿ Copenhagen Sakura Festival 2012 ✿

I went to Copenhagen Sakura Festival this Sunday. I think the weather had worried a lot of people since it rained Saturday. I was supposed to go Saturday as well but ended up only going Sunday. I have been looking forward for this event for some time, and finally dressing up in yukata again as well *(*´∀`*)☆

Following will be my pictures from this year's hanami.
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My little sister and my cousin

Zuum and Allx
and look at the creeper taking a photo behind Zuum in the first picture lol.
So many creepers this year, I'm not kiddin'!!


Tea, Lina & Melanie

 Line, Sille, Anna, Liv

Taiyaki!! ♥


You can visit my friends' blogs and websites as well by clicking their names ^^ 
A lot of them posted about this hanami event too hehe..

And hey! No pictures of me so far lol.. I think some of the others took some pictures of me, I know Ali did, I might post those later.

Here's a few pics of my look from Saturday even though I ended up not going (ノ*゜▽゜*)
I went for a more natural makeup this year~

 Well, only my hair was different Sunday since I had to go to work afterwards. But it was nice seeing a lot of people again (●´∀`●) It was still pretty cold though, so I mostly sat at one place trying to hide from the wind haha. ha. Wish I had walked around a bit more talking to more people T_T But I was actually a bit sick Saturday night, and my allergy has been crazy these past days as well.. Various pollen are raping my face... Nature's cruel sometimes lol.

 This year's sakura! So pretty! ♥

Thanks for looking! ♪♫