Tuesday, August 18, 2009


No excuses, I'm tired and overworked. I'll post with regularity starting next week when I can prepare much better than I am able to now. Enjoy a little comic love -

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

So beautiful

This is truly one of the most moving, beautiful videos I've ever seen. This girl is amazingly talented and she tells a story so beautifully. I'll admit it, I did tear up. The music is beautiful as well and you might recognize it. Refer to the first couple of comments on the page youtube; they explaine both the origin of the music and the story she's telling. It truly took my breath away. THIS is true talent.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I love this song :)

A few months ago, when I first received this album (the 2 DVD + Cd, of course), I fell in love with the song you're listening to right now, Just the Way You Are. The video is cute and I like how Kuu-chan has toned down her makeup for it, but there is something about the song that makes me grin when I hear it. It always cheers me up and has a good message (esp if you don't speak Japanese and part of the chorus is all you can understand). I've included Taboo in my playlist because I'm completely addicted with it. I don't care for her look in the beginning of the video, but she looks gorgeous in the pseudo-scout outfit, especially when she gives that little smile when she finds the guys (you'd have to watch to see what I mean).
Here's her video for 'ShowGirl', which I recommend people watching. It's very cute and her makeup is GORGEOUS! I especially like her makeup in the stage show.

Unfortunately, it's not available to add to the playlist. I'll add different songs and rotate out as I think of it :) and they won't all be Kuu-chan, either. As you can see, I have a. . .well. . . .ecclectic taste in music. Unfortunately the site I looked on doesn't have eveyrone I like. I still have no clue how they can have Anna Tsuchiya but not Matt Dusk or The Pierces. It's just kind of random, you know?

. . . .any-hoo. . . . .


Ok, I finally found the list! These are the nail polishes I own. . . .and try to remember to actually use.

1) NutraNail Growth with Aloe - When I just buff my nails, I use this to moisturize my cuticles and to clean the nail bed
2) Sinful Colors in Paris #856 - Love this, but it takes 3 coats to even out the color on my nails. Makes it a pain in my ass to remove, but because it's all glittery, you don't notice chips and nicks
3) O.P.I. in I'm Not Really A Waitress - this has to be my favorite color! Plus, it only takes one coat to cover my nail!
4) FingerPaints in Rub My Feet (only use this on my toes, coincidentally)
5) Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in Red Carpet - This one is not only inexpensive, but it will also coat the nail in one stroke, it's really awesome!
6) Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in Strobe Light - best for a sparkly top coat
7) Total Nail RX Build Me Up - My clear coat polish
Two on top:
8) Lunasol in Beige Pink #15 - I was kind of disappointed in this one. It was waaaaaaaaay too sheer for my nails. I'll probably give it away.
9) Essie in Not Just a Pretty Face - same as above; I could do multiple coats but these two colors are such that if you do multiple coats, they don't like to go on evenly.

With the darker polishes, reds especially, make sure you first apply a clear coat. Not only will it make the polish last longer and provide a smoother surface, but it will prevent the color from staining the nail bed. Have you ever noticed that when you remove red nail polish, your nails will typically have a yellow tone all of a sudden?

I know that I don't have as many polishes as most people, but you'll learn pretty quickly that if something doesn't work for me, I get rid of it pretty quickly. If I'm not going to use it, I'll find someone who can. Yeah, I'm kind of anti-pack rat.

I'm sorry it's been a week since the last post. Mad crazy here at work; I'm going to try to do better!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A nail question

I don't paint my nails often. Now don't get me wrong, I take very good care of my nails and hands; I'm rather fanatical about it, really. I have about four tins of Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme and apply all the time during the day (after applying thick hand lotion). Right now, I'm using KOSE CoenRich Q10 Whitening because it's super thick and quite hydrating for my hands. Ironically, from the neck up my face is extremely oily, but from the neck down. . . .well let's just say I think all my sebum glands appear to be located above my neck. Anyway, I have a picture of what nail polish I do have, but I seem to have forgotten the product list.

Of course I did. It's been a week, I swear.

I tend to stick to shinier types of polish if I do use them. My main requisite is that the color has to be thick in one coat. Most polish takes at least 3 coats to cover my nails and not only does it take a long time to get done, but the polish never has the chance to dry hard so nicks are easy to come by and then it becomes a pain in the ass to remove! Usually, I simply file and buff my nails; they buff to a nice shine and don't require polish. I'll sometimes apply clear polish because it helps prevent breakage;I have wide, short nail beds and that's a failure point for many. I'd like to know what kind of polish everyone uses. You can see what I mean by a polish problem below. It's like my lips; my nails naturally have a very strong color that is difficult to cover. Anything I should try, or should I just stick to painting my toes?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Yay! St. Clare Sebum Treatment Set

Man, I was so disappointed! I'm sure this product worked wonders for others. I received this quite a time ago, but I just tried it a few weeks ago. Now, I've said it time and time again that I have very sensitive skin. Occasionally I do something boneheaded and must be reminded of this fact. This wasn't a boneheaded thing, but it IS a reminder.
This goes on in three parts, left to right in the picture. Really, there are two reasons I'm not going into how to apply this: 1) Fuzkitty already went through the steps here http://www.fuzkittie.com/2009/06/st-clare-sebum-treatment-set.html and 2) I haven't figured out how to work the 'expand/teaser' thing as of yet. I'm somewhat computer. . . well, slow, so bear with me.
Anyway, I applied this to my nose and waited the correct period of time. I should have paid attention to everyone saying 'if you have fine hair, don't get this stuff on it!' That was sign one that I should have refrained.
When I pulled it off, I expected my nose to be a bit red. Come on, I just pulled a layer or two of skin off! What I didn't expect was the feeling of fire on my nose, the multitude of bumps, or the multiple days of redness. I haven't experienced that much itchiness since I last tried on a mohair sweater (didn't know I was allergic to mohair at the time, get off my back!)!
This is a really short review, but truthfully, there isn't much to say. Most people really really loved it; if you have sensitive skin, I seriously recommend you stay away. I think I'll stick with my Naris UP. *sigh*
Oh! My nose did finally return to normal. The clown look just isn't for me.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Ok, I was all set to put up a new skincare post, but my USB crapped out. I'll work tonight on transferring the photos. Until then, enjoy this group; I'm currently obsessed with them! The following songs are off their album 'Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge'. If they sound familar, they had two songs on Gossip Girl and did a duet with The All-American Rejects ('Another Heart Calls'). Give each a try, they all are stand alone when it comes to the sound. Most fans love Secret and Three Wishes the most. Enjoy!