Sunday, April 20, 2014

Haircut~ Bangs!

Has it been a while since I've written? If so I'm sorry ;A;
But anyways, a few days ago I got a haircut! And not just a trim.... BANGS. Strange, right? I don't believe I've had bangs since I was five years old, but I really wanted to try something different for once, so... I went for it. 
I was originally going for a hime-cut style, which looks like this:
(photo found on google images)
However, since I have very thin, light Caucasian hair, it naturally wouldn't turn out like that. Aaand it didn't. Since my hair is slightly wavy and not very heavy it doesn't lay straight and flat, so what I ended up with was a somewhat retro-looking haircut. But, I'm actually happy with it ^_^ It's a very different look from what I'm used to on me- since I haven't had bangs in a really long time, and I rarely wear my hair straight since plain, shoulder length straight hair looks very boring on me. This haircut though, both adds more body to my hair (at least I think so), and it looks unique enough that I don't need to do much to make it interesting.
It's also quite versatile~ I curled it today for a video (which I will post.... at some point. I have vacation so I'll have more time to work c:), and I thought it turned out really cute~
Yayy bad posing
You can't see the side cuts as well when it's curled, but nonetheless I think it's cute :3

So yep ^u^ Quick post, but I just wanted to update you guys, since this is a very different look from what most of you are used to seeing me as.
What do you guys think?~
Sakura <3

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Latest Skin Saver~

Good evening!
How are you all today? Sorry I haven't written in a week- I was sick most of last week and I had three tests in school on Monday which has been stressful >_> My skin hasn't been in the best condition, however I recently found a face mask which has improved it a lot. So, I figured I'd share it with you guys~
Some of you may have heard of the company LUSH, which is a handmade, animal-cruelty free cosmetics store which originated in the United Kingdom. I recently bought a bath bomb from them and now I'm hooked, so I decided I'd try one of their many face masks (which you can only purchase in store, since they're made fresh and need to be refrigerated.) Since my skin was acting up, I decided on the one called "Brazened Honey", which is to "Deep cleanse and refresh oily, congested skin", which sounded perfect for me.
The description on the container is different .-. But still true~
The masks contain natural ingredients such as eggs, honey, almond, ginger, turmeric, and lime juice (which for some reason on their site, it says that it's a synthetic. Isn't it easier to just use regular lime juice?) They claim that the mask exfoliates, softens, brightens, warms the skin, and cleans out the pores. All these claims, I find true (more or less). The only more or less false claim is it cleans out pores- the blackheads on my nose weren't gone, but they removed really easily with a pore strip (more so than usual). I really can't describe this mask because I really, really like it. I don't have all that much left to say xD
The only complaint I have is that the jar isn't too full -.- But even so, I was barely able to finish the mask by its expiration date (which, due to its ingredients being all fresh, is only about 20 days or so). It smells amazing- like spring. Flowers, honey, and happiness <3 It's very pleasant, though a bit strong. If you're sensitive to smells, this might bother you a bit. 
If you're interested, they have these in practically every LUSH store, which I know are in the US and in the UK, however I'm not sure about other countries.
Do you have a LUSH in your country? Have you tried this mask before?
Hope you found this useful ^.^ And if you're interested in a good, deep cleansing mask, you should definitely buy this c: (it's $6.95 for the size which I got, which is more than enough for every-other-day use).
Ciao! <3