Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I from now on swear by Sally Hansen [review]

Hello guys♥
So, the other day while shopping with my mom, she convinced me to buy this instant nail hardener from Sally Hansen. 


And I swear,

I am now forever indebted to my mother.

















As it says on the picture, it's called "Diamond Strength" and claims to be able to stop nails from breaking, "virtually ends splitting, cracking and pealing".



I have always had my nails long, but usually I just managed to have 10 long nails for approximately a day or two, then one will almost definitely break off, followed by one or two more. That always leaves me with pretty funny looking nails, because my girly being cannot convince myself to cut the rest short as well. 



WHEREAS,
my mom always has had superlong and sturdy nails that I have very loudly envied. Hence it being her convincing me to buy the product.


When I first applied the hardener, my nails looked like this: 






Approximately a week or two later, my nails looked like this:




I hope you can see the difference, because I can, haha. And they have not even seemed to think about considering to break. I swear, my nails have gotten just as sturdy as my mother's! 


So now I feel absolutely naked without this hardener on my nails. 



I am about to cry from joy. Especially because my hands look ridicilously fat and uncharming with my nails short, haha, so actually my nails is a big part of me feeling confident and feminine, however stupid that may sound.

It's also very easy to apply and dries in less than a minute. Dipping the applier once into the bottle actually lets me apply a coat on almost all nails of one hand, so it seems to be something that also lasts long. 
Totally worth the 16 dollars I spent on it. 


 So just a heads up to you guys, if you like me want long nails but they keep breaking in the process, try out this hardener! 




Thursday, November 22, 2012

[JAPAN 2012] Okinawa (pt 2)

Hi guys!! ( ´∀`)

How are you all doing?

So this post is going to be all pictures to show you how beautiful Okinawa is. 

Hope you'll enjoy them!
I know it's a little boring, but I just don't really have much to say... OTL









I love this picture so much myself. It looks so serene (^-^)*


The sign says "Ganbarou Nihon" as in "Do your best, Japan" or "Fight, Japan". 



Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Liebster awards!

Hi guys!

So, I just more-or-less recovered from being down with a fever and a bad stomach since Monday.
In September, I broke a 10-year streak of not being sick, so being sick twice in two months is pretty crazy. And because I'm sick so rarely, I'm like a man with a cold when I finally am.

Meaning, I whine a lot and blame the world for everything.

But I'm pretty sure you can relate, right?

Anyhows, 
I've received around 3 liebster-awards from the lovely NiniMarienni and Sutewi, and my egoistical self loves to answer questions like these, so I hope you guys'll like reading them.

If not,
I'm sorry for being so egoistical. 
ahahaha...

Well!

First, the questions from Nini:

1. What's your favorite blog?
Uh... Of English ones, it's Bubblipop'sSui's and Anna's. Of Japanese ones, my favorite is probably d=out's vocalist Kouki's blog, because other than being drop-dead gorgeous, he's really funny.

2. What feature do you love the most about yourself?
This sounds supersad and shit, but I don't know.... My hair, maybe...?

3. What's your favorite thing to shop for?
Make-up, I think. 

4. What's your favorite Gyaru style?
Styles found in Egg-magazines and really sweet gyaru. 

5. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Japan. ASAP.

6. What's your favorite post on your own blog?
The one about how I feel about Japan.

7. What's something that you can't leave the house without?
My cell-phone

8. Why do you blog?
I'd like to write down my thoughts sometimes and I'd really like to connect to new people, but it's not going too well so far. 

9. What's your favorite nail polish color?
Light pink

10. Are you quiet or outgoing?
Depends a lot on the situation and the people, but mostly outgoing, I think

11. What is the last thing that you bought?
An eyelash glue on ebay earlier today

From Marienni and Sutewi:
1. What was the last thing you bought?
... lol whatcha think :D

2. What's something most people don't know about you?
I don't know haha, I keep a lot of stuff to myself. But maybe just how insecure I actually am...?

3. Sexiest part of a person's body?
Hands and collarbones! I have a serious love affair with collarbones.

4. What's one thing that you are wearing now? |ω・)
Super-comfy socks, 'cause I am recovering from being sick, haha. 

5. Most valued quality in a person?
Honesty

5. Gain twenty-five pounds or lose six months of life?
This is your second no. 5-question.
Uhm, depends on whether I can lose the 25 pounds again. 

6. If you could make it so one thing in the world never existed, what would it be?
Fattening foods.

7. Favorite trend of all time?!
Big scarfs. 

8. Let's do math! 36÷2(4+7)=? Just kidding: Biggest fashion mistake you've made.
wtf. 
well, basically everything I've worn from between 13-18. I don't know why noone put a sack over my head, honestly.

9. What is your biggest pet peeve?
People with dirty ears (like the inside of the ears). It's just really gross. 

10. Three characteristics or features you want in a partner/date.
Characteristics: Humor, loyalty, honesty. 
Features: A nice smile, dark eyes, pretty hands. 

11. Name something you want to have by next year.
GRADUATED SCHOOL AND BEGUN MY LIFE, OH GOD YES. 


That's it.
I made this one long time ago and tagged a bunch of people back then, but I think none of them have ever done it, so I'll just re-use the same questions:

My 11 questions for you:

1. Are you more worried about doing things right or doing the right things?
2. What question did you always wish people asked you? Answer it!
3. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years, if you could become really attractive or really famous in exchange?
4. Throughout your life, which different occupations have you dreamt of having?
5. If you were part of a circus, what would you be doing?
6. What would you name your kids if you had one boy and one girl?
7. What is on your bedside table?
8. Have you ever discovered something embarassing about someone, but haven't dared to tell them that you know?
9. If you were to be part of a TV-series, what kind of character would you like to play?
10. If you were asked to write a message from all human kind that would be sent out in outer space for aliens to find, what would you write?
11. If you could marry a cartoon character, who would it be and why? 

And I have absolutely no idea who to tag, so anyone can feel free to do it






Monday, November 12, 2012

Passing a message

Hi guys,

how are you all doing?

So sorry for not updating at all for a while, but what I'm going to pass on in this entry might just explain it. My life has been one big bottle of sand and pebbles lately, you see.
I snatched this from www.buzbeauty.com, but the original copyright seems to belong to CHJ Financial.


"When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.


He then asked the students if the jar was full


They agreed that it was.


The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

 
They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full...
 
The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.
The students laughed..
'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car..
The sand is everything else---the small stuff.
'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children.
Spend time with your parents.
Visit with grandparents.
Take your spouse out to dinner.
Play another 18.
There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.
Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter.
Set your priorities.
The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented.
The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.'
The beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers with a friend.' "

My problem now is just that I have no idea how to get back to focusing on the golf balls.... 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Yumetenbo coat


Hi guys!





I bought this coat from Yumetenbo as a birthday present to myself the other day.

It's got like 8 bows in total on it (one more on the back, and it's even detachable so I can put it anywhere I want). 

I'm trying to achieve a cuter style that I can wear everyday, but this jacket really makes me feel all princess-ey whenever I go outside... (ヾ(´・ω・`);;;

I think it's really cute, do you like it? 




Saturday, October 27, 2012

[JAPAN 2012] Okinawa - pt 1


Hi guys!


I'm just reuploading this entry, 'cause it looked weird when I had the layout redone, and I didn't figure out how to fix it until I'd already deleted it(;_・)

Okay, so in this entry I'll talk about Okinawa! 

I will split Okinawa into two parts - this one being about what I actually did there, and another one just showing you guys how beautiful Okinawa really is.


Because dayum, that place is pretty. 


Anyhow.




I could make a looong description of Okinawa, but in short, Okinawa is just pretty different from the rest of Japan.... (lol)






Well! 

The reason I went to Okinawa was to visit Nacchan - the exchange student who stayed at my house most of last year - and her family.

I got to Naha, the biggest city on Okinawa, in the afternoon on a Thursday after spending approx 7 hours mostly sleeping in Narita Airport (not recommended, by the way. That airport lacks entertainment big time).

I was really nervous and didn't know how to speak to her mom, neither her grandparents whom I was introduced to later that day, so I was unusually quiet the first few days. Also, from day one on I was told what I was going to be told by almost everyone the following two weeks: 


"You're so big!" 
Yes, that's definitely going to help my self esteem.... 

As far as I'm concerned, the further south you get in Asian countries, the smaller the people are. I'm 169 cm tall. That's reasonable, right?

But I swear, everyone in Okinawa are tiny. haha.

But her grandparents were really sweet, and seeing as Nacchan had school and her mom had work, I was left on my own from 9am 'till around 6pm pretty much everyday.


So especially for the first few days, her grandparents took me out to eat. The very first day was "five granny get-together". Nacchans grandmother and her four siblings got together, went to a big mall for some shopping and then had lunch together.
Afterwards everyone kept being amazed that I had survived this outing with all old ladies, but I really enjoyed it.
They were all very nice and the food was so good.

I mean: 




Right? 



Other than eating out with her grandparents (btw, I quickly learnt that "kame, kame" is Okinawan for "eat, eat" (usually it's "tabete") because wow, those people can make one eat sooooo much! I put on 4 kilos in liek... one week. No kidding.), I spent most of most days hanging around at home, looking at the area.


I concluded Okinawa is very sunny (no shit Sherlock), and people there wear the same amount of clothes as an eskimo. They are covered from tip to toe to avoid getting sunburnt, and it looks really.... interesting.





Went to Chiraumi, the biggest aquarium in Japan.





And some "Okinawa Land"-ish place with a lot of Okinawan culture-things, so we had our pics taken in traditional Okinawan kimonos x)



And ofc the beach ♥

And I think that's actually most of what I did while I was on Okinawa. Other than that, I spent time with Natsumi's family and had a sleepover with her cousins spending all night watching K-pop concerts (oh god, Changmin u so sexy) aaaand.. did a lot of sweating. OKINAWA IS REALLY HOT.




Next time I'll show you some pictures of the beautiful landscape :)




Take care!


Friday, October 26, 2012

New Layout ヾ(^∇^)

Hi guys

SO, as you may already have noticed,



I got a new layout for the blog

I hope you like it!




My sweet friend Sayamin (yeah, Sayamin x Sayapinky all the way!) from www.littlemisscawaii.com has been so awesome as to work her butt off to create this layout for me. I think it turned out really great!! 

Well, I also turned 20 on the 23rd ohgodI'mnolongerateen! so I guess it's another turning point, haha. I don't feel any older, though, and I'm still stuck in school for the next 8 months or so, so I don't feel like anything changed.

But a nice layout-makeover was very much needed! 

I am very thankful ( ´ ▽ ` )

Well, I just wanted to make this small announcement. I am going to spend my weekend going to Germany for some cross-border shopping and then having my nails done on Sunday♥ I'm really excited!

What are you going to do for the weekend? 

I have to redo this to make it fit in...―(T_T)→


Sunday, September 16, 2012

[JAPAN 2012] The home of my heart



I think it's amazing how you can find some place, far away and so very different from where you were born, and still breathe in the air there and feel like you're somewhere you belong.

That's really how I feel with Tokyo. 





One of the places I stayed at were on 9th floor and in the evening - or rather, in the night - when stepping onto the veranda of my room, I would be faced with this breathtaking view of tall buildings of all shapes, stacked close up next to each other, all with windows lit randomly on the floors, all with people living their lives behind those windows.

It's not the same kind of beauty as a blue ocean or a mighty forest, but to me, it's just as beautiful. Just as awe-striking.

I could spend half a night on that veranda, looking at the houses, listening to the cars on the streets below and the occasional couples or old men walking home after another late night at work.

I know I will always be Danish and no matter for how long I'll live abroad, even if I get a foreign citizenship, I will always have a home in Denmark.


Even if I tell everyone my country is boring and nothing special, Denmark will always be where I'm from.


But just as much as Denmark is my home, I think Tokyo is as well


- at least the home of my heart.

 

Watching the city from that small veranda,
I really cried.
I really felt how I love this place.

Its people and its customs, the constant, slightly annoying but yet welcomed "Your Japanese is so good!".
The petite people rushing through their daily lives to catch the next train.
The old, hunchbacked women who are so eternally grateful when you offer them a seat in the train, even of they don't accept it.
The office workers in their tight suits taking a well-earned nap in the train.
The nasal shopkeepers telling you what amazing offers their shop has.
The heat that makes you smell like a pig.
The weird but so delicious foods available at every corner.
The convenience stores that for once actually are convenient...

I know there's a lot of shitty things about Japan.

But knowing of them, I also know how to accept them and I know how to reason them out. I know how to not let the weird TV shows and perverted cartoons swallow up the wonders of this country.

Standing on this veranda, I want to give it my all to return back as soon as possible.

I want to stand on this veranda again. I want to remind myself why I spent so much time working, why I didn't buy all the stuff everyone else did, why I missed out on so much.

I want to see the friendly faces of the people here, I want to meet so many more, I want to become a part of this forever evolving town, this ancient country.

I really wish for others to try experiencing not only Tokyo, but this feeling of really loving a place.

I don't need sightseeing, fancy sushi or five-star hotels. I just need to be there.

I'm sure there's others out there who feel the same way, and even more who would - who will - feel like this if or when they one day set foot there. It's hard to love something so far away from your everyday life, but it's an important feeling. It feels good that even though I don't know what I want to do with my life, I know where to find out, where to spend a great deal of it.





It feels good to love Japan.







Tuesday, September 4, 2012

+50 followers!! + Allergy?!

Hey guys!( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

How are you doing?
I hope you enjoyed my last blog post about my reckless crazy adventure in Tokyo.



I reached 50+ followers!!
Thank you!! 



I'm wondering if I should hold a small giveaway as a thank you, but does it seem desperate to do it already at 50 followers? ahahaha ;;; 

 I'm so happy


In other news,

I seem to have gotten slightly allergic to eyelash glue..
I don't know what to do! It feels as if I've gotten allergic to my face OTL
Whenever I wear fake lashes, my eyes get itchy and swollen. I look pretty scary. 
I don't have pictures, because...... Well... Just imagine, big, poofy, red and (=n=)-face and there you have it. That'd be my face.
I'm seriously hoping it's not allergy, but irritation due to overuse. I have been wearing lashes for +15 hours everyday for almost two months, so it could be, right?
...
Right???
  

Well... No matter what, it means I'll have to take a break from wearing falsies for a while, which makes me feel rather... urhm... different.
You know, once you get used to looking a certain way, if that changes, you just feel like you look like a potato.
That's me at the moment.
 A falsie-less potato. 


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

[JAPAN 2012] ホスト見・Host-looking pt. 2


warning: this is a very long, but hopefully entertaining entry!
 

So, this is going to be different from what you probably expect.

I might just as well put the cards on the table.
We never got to a host club.

Yes.
I know.
Shame on us.




 These are our faces of "why are there no hosts when we wanna go"-ness.

Because we did wanna go. Problem was, that our friend (the "I quit"-guy), whom we ended up talking to a lot more and even figured out was called Tsubasa either kept not being around or just.. suddenly disappearing for the rest of the night whenever we decided we wanted to go.

And the very last night we had no money. Whatsoever.

 Hence, no hostclub for us. My sincere apologies!

But! 

I'm not completely out of stories.
We did get something out of staring at more-or-less pretty people all day.

(actually, there was this one guy that was so ridiculously unattractive that we seriously thought he had been placed there to make the others look hotter. I'm not even kidding you.)


Well,
here goes!

While we were spending our lovely free time on our favorite fence next to the big-headed cat-man (an old, really nice guy wearing a cat-costume trying to make people enter the girl's bar there), we, as said earlier, got hit on quite a few times. 

But one time, a big group of men looking to be between 18 and 30 years old came out. They were more or less drunk, and came up to us talking in English, but as I replied in Japanese they were like "..........what???" and kept talking in half-English, half-Japanese.
Eventually, they invited us to go bowling with them.
And we were like
"why not".


I mean. Look at these shoes. 
These are Japanese bowling shoes.
I think they alone are a pretty good reason to go. 




So, we went with this group of strange, drunk men that we did not know whatsoever who brought us to some weird little bowling hall. Oh yeah, and it was in the middle of the night.

responsibility, what are you?

Did I mention, that half of them were bleached blonde or just bald and tattooed all over?

I present to you, the only Japanese people who are expected to have tattoos:

yakuza.

and we knew that. and we were like

yolo.


So we ended up spending all night - because yes, our curfew of 2am passed by, so we had to stay until 7am - bowling with a bunch of strange men until our arms died and we just sat cheering them on.

I tell you, they were quite a curious group.

One of them was, admittably, rather good-looking, but really seemed to have some weird fetish of touching his tummy. all. the. time.

An other one was pretty drunk, but the only one able to speak English. He also turned out to have two completely different names, and we still have no idea why.
As far as I'm concerned, Japanese people have no middle names.... so...... what?
(if you read this... ... ..... what?)

A third, around 30 years old, turned out to be the boss, and he didn't speak English, but had an awesome pronounciation of the little he did know, and when we taught him how to say "you're good" in Danish, he kept running around to everyone, giving them thumbs up and say "YOU'RE GOOD!!" very enthusiastically. It was hilarious.

Eventually, around 4.30am, they made the craziest bet I have ever witnessed.

They seperated themselves into two teams - the young (19~21) and the old (21~30) - and bet that the loser would have to pay the winner around 1000 yen for every point the other team won by.
(well, I'm not quite sure that was the exact bet, but something along those lines)

The "old" team ended up winning by .... a lot.
We're talking, they ended up receiving  like 50.000 yen or more. It's like... $600 dollars. 


(I repeat,

or more. )




and the young ones just gathered the money and handed them over.

I wanna bowl with them again sometime and I wanna be on the winning team. 
I wouldn't need to work again. ever.

At least it got evened out somewhat when we got invited to eat sushi for breakfast. And not just random, cheapskate sushi.
The sushi on this picture. Delicious sushi.

Expensive sushi.
yes, i know i put this picture in an entry earlier, but who doesn't wanna look at good sushi? 
That's what I thought.  

Sugardaddies? 
We got 'em.


That's about it for our host-watching adventure.
If you stuck around to reading this far, thank you. I hope I managed to entertain you.
I shall now return to paying attention to class.



Sunday, August 19, 2012

I'm back in Denmark + airport fashion

Hi guys( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

Did you have a good summer? 

Maybe some of you are still on break, or still calling it "summer", but as soon as school begins, I stop thinking of it as being summer!


View out my window tonight... pretty, but... not Tokyo ―(T_T)→
Well..

I got back from Japan Thursday night. Was supposed to have gone to school on Friday, but seeing as we didn't get back and to bed until 3am, my mom actually told me to stay at home, haha. (ヾ(´・ω・`)
Which means I still have a 100% absence this year. w00t.






School beings tomorrow, though only lessons from 11am to 2pm, and those being easy ones, so I guess I'll make it through. Now I just have to survive my being bummed about being back. I always go crybaby all the time whenever I get back from travelling places. It's pretty annoying OTL 

But!
Being back means I now will begin telling you about what I've been doing all summer(*^▽^)/
So, I hope I can entertain you somehow, haha, because I know I had a really amazing summer, and I'm already doing my best to go back soon - going to start applying for jobs tomorrow, so cross your fingers for me!

 
  Lastly........................... Airport fashion!
I got extensions done in Tokyo! Do you like them? ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ
  


  
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