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Frogtimes!

Frogtimes!
Hey there my froggy friends! :hello:
Good news! I got a call saying that my work trial went well and that I’m part of the team now! Working part-time at Mc Donalds makes me realize how important sleep is and how luxurious my free time life was until recently. I’m experiencing phenomena such as tense shoulders, hurting feet and my body feels actually exhausted after eight hours of standing. That’s totally normal but makes me crave sleep so much that I actually started taking naps so instead of blogging I grab my fluffly, red blanket and sleep on the couch that is even more comfortable than the bed.
Enough said, today’s lazy post is all about hands and creams. Well simply hand creams. I’ve never been an avid hand cream nor body lotion user but as you get older you suddenly notice that there’s a reason why people invented creams. To protect your skin from getting older by maintaining elasticity and moisture. I hate touching things with sticky hands, especially when I’m in public transport I don’t like to have cream on my hands because the bacteria that are on everything you touch, will stick to your hands a thousand times better than without cream.

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But most people like to carry at least one hand cream in their bag and apply it whenever and wherever they are. My hands or nails are often quite dirty (I seriously don’t know why… :nope: ) so it’s a really gross feeling to put on the cream on already sticky hands and I truly admire all the people out there who manage to keep their nails and hands clean and neat like all the time.

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I bought this cream along with many other things in a store called Cosmika (I think) in Fukuoka. Their selection was great and I stayed for a whole our trying cleansing oils, hand creams and makeup while Silvan was reading BANZAI (the manga preview magazine). The ladies were super nice and even gave me some samples of shampoo and other things. Besides the green Frogtime hand cream there were also two other versions in different colors but the green scented so good that I had to pick that one.

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Are you a frequent hand cream user? I have some more cute ones but somehow I can’t find the pics I took with my phone and today the light is very gloomy so no pictures! :snif:
I don’t think I my aversion for sticky skin will leave any time soon but putting on something after I took a long bath is really a must. It’s the only chance I get to use up all the luscious body, feet and hand creams I got!
For the next entry I planned to itroduce you to my new real wooden bento box from Fukuoka!
Also, Valetine’s day is coming closer and opposed to the usual indifference towards this matter, this year I would like to do something special for my love… We’ll see! :bling:

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Borboleta hair chalk

Borboleta hair chalk
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I decided to take a little break from the Japan travel diary because there’s so many other things lining up right now but I promise that I won’t forget about it and that I’m going to show you every place I visited.
A few days ago I went through the countless beauty stuff I got in Japan and came across a purple hair chalk I bought at the Donkihotei in Tokyo. They were mostly sold out and they didn’t have the colors I first had in mind but I took one nevertheless and tried it out the other day.

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I’ve always wanted pretty pink oder baby blue hair but I’m too chicken to actually dye or tint it that way. But for everyone who’s a chicken like me, there’s hair chalk! I frankly don’t know how the colors would look with dark hair but with mine it worked perfectly and since it’s a Japanese product, I’m pretty sure that the colors works also on very dark or black hair because it’s just colorful dust on and not in your hair.

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Even though I love pink, I was slightly disappointed because I already own a pink hair chalk and was really curious about having purple hair and in the selfies I took, the hair looks even more pink than it actually was. I didn’t wear gloves when I applied it which was a big mistake because my hands turned out deep purplish and everything I touched got purple imprints. And I also renounced to fix the chalk with hair spray, simply because I don’t really have hair sprays except for a sea salt hair spray which I used before I put on the color.

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I was kind of worried that the color wouldn’t come off my hair any everything I touched but of course it got washed out right after the first shampoo. My brush though is still purple and there’s still fingerprints everywhere. This can easily be avoided and I will totally stick to the instructions the next time. :totorosmile:
Although the color doesn’t look that vibrant and is of matte finish, I enjoyed playing around with it and am definitely going to buy a decent fixing spray so I can wear this without fear of leaving stains on my clothes. What do you think? Is pink wearable all the time and do people judge you more quickly? I didn’t feel so strange to me but I’m afraid (yeah, I know I shouldn’t but I do!!!) what people may think of me!

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Sorry for the messy hair and such but obviously I didn’t do this mess after, but before I took the shower. I can totally recommend this to anyone who’s thought about dying his hair but doesn’t know which color to pick. They’re not so expensive (at least this one wasn’t) and you get a good idea of how you might look with colorful hair. Of course it’s really amateurish and even a stupid, untalented person like me can pull it off but it’s still worth the money and you get fast results without having anything permanent.

Have a nice sunday everyone and see you soon~ :on:

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Ungeschminkt ich or the 5 products face

Ungeschminkt ich or the 5 products face
Eigentlich ist meine Routine beim Schminken immer die Selbe. Die Produkte, die ich benutze, varieren zwar, aber technisch bin ich nicht sehr fortgeschritten. Wenn ich in Eile bin, vergesse ich sogar etwas wie Wimperntusche, primer oder Abdeckstift und viel mehr als fünf Produkte brauche ich sowieso nicht wirklich.


Ziel dieser challenge ist es, wie ihr vielleicht schon erraten habt, sich mit nur fünf Produkten zu schminken. Smugnificent von Our walking closet’s secrets hat die challenge vor einer Woche gemacht und ich fand das Resultat echt super. Die challenge wäre keine echte Herausforderung, wenn man Schminkpinsel nicht zu Produkten zählt, aber ich habe mich sowieso entschlossen, die Schminkpinsel wegzulassen und stattdessen mit den Fingern zu arbeiten.

My makeup routine is pretty much always the same. The products I use vary but my skills aren’t very advanced. When I’m in a hurry, I sometimes even forget to put on mascara, primer or the concealer, and I don’t really use more than five products anyway.
The goal of this challenge is, as you may already found out, to do your makeup with no more than five products. Smugnificent from Our walking closet’s secrets did the challenge one week ago and the result was really good. The challenge wouldn’t be a real challenge if brushes didn’t count as products as well but I decided not to use them anyway and to work with my fingers instead.



Während 75 Prozent des Jahres bin ich bleich. Und ich meine so richtig durchsichtig mit kühlem Unterton und dazu noch dicken Augenringen. Wenn ich makeup kaufe, fällt meine Wahl bei der foundation eigentlich immer auf den hellsten Farbton. Seit über einem Jahr benutze ich nun die Lasting Velvet von Sensai, die gut abdeckt und auch hält.
Zum Glück gehöre ich trotz meines hellen Hauttons zu den Menschen, die braun werden können. Ich liebe Sommerbräune und schütze mich dementsprechend wenig vor Sonneneinstrahlung, obwohl ich es wirklich nötig hätte.. ich weiss, es ist unverantwortlich und richtig dumm und ich habe mich fest dazu entschlossen, mich zu bessern und wirklich einzucremen, aber ich bin eben auch ungeduldig.
Natürlich habe ich mich dieses Jahr auch schon verbrannt, was am roten Unterton in meinem Gesicht gut zu sehen ist. In den schwarz/weiss Bildern unten, sieht man den Sonnenbrand, die Falten und die unebene Oberfläche der Haut noch besser.

During 75 percent of the year I’m pale. And I mean like really transparent with a cool undertone and big dark circles. When I buy makeup, I always pick the brightest shade. I’ve been using Sensai’s Lasting Velvet which I like a lot because it covers and stays all day long.
Luckily I can get a tan even with my fair skin complexion. I love a nice summer tan and have never really cared about the solar radiation even if I should have… I know that it’s irresponsible and stupid and I decided to be reasonable and to put on enough sun screen in the future but I’m still impatient.
Also this year I already managed to get burned as you can clearly see on my reddish undertone in my face. The sunburn, wrinkles and uneven surface of the skin is even more visible in the black & white picture below.


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Ich war gerade aufgestanden und hab gleich Schminke draufgepackt. Der Schwerpunkt liegt bei mir ganz klar darauf, die Augenrinke und Unreinheiten abzudecken. Drei von fünf Produkten, die ich benutzt habe, decken ab. Der helle Farbton der Schminke ist im Sommer für mich nicht ganz ideal, da ich im Gesicht recht braun werde. Den Open up Stift für unter die Augen habe ich noch nicht so lange, aber ich liebe ihn total! Es gibt ihn in hellblau oder rosa und beide Farben passen sich der Haut sehr gut an. Dazu brauche ich einen concealer von Shiseido, der auch sehr zuverlässig ist. Um mir etwas Frische zu geben, gibts natürlich immer rouge. Am liebsten habe ich das flüssige Benetint rouge von Benefit. Ich brauche es seit Jahren und das dritte Fläschen ist fast fertig. Man kann es für Wangen und Lippen benutzen und ich finde, es lässt sich gut einarbeiten und hält auch dementsprechend lange.
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I had just got up when I decided to put on makeup for the challenge. The main focus of my makeup routine obviously lies on concealing dark circles and blemishes. Three of five products provide the desired covering. It’s a bit difficult to use the brightest shades of makeup also during summer when my face gets tanned but here we go.. The “Open up” crayon for underneath the eyes is still new in my collection but I already love it so much. There is a light blue and pink version of it and both shades adapt perfectly to the skin’s tone. Futhermore I used a Shiseido concealer that is very reliable. To make me look even a little bit awake and fresh there’s always rouge. I prefer the liquid Benetint rouge from Benefit. I used it for ages and the third flask is almost empty now. You can use it for lips and cheeks, it’s easy to work in and lasts very long. It’s also not possible to remove it just with water..


So sieht also mein Gesicht nach dem Schminken mit fünf Produkten aus. Nicht wirklich anders als sonst oder? Der einzige Unterschied zu meinem üblichen Makeup ist, dass ich noch etwas Benetint auf die Lippen aufgetragen habe. Die Schminke ist aber ohne Pinsel viel fleckiger und ich glaube, ich habe auch deutlich mehr davon gebraucht. Mit einem gereinigten Gesicht und etwas mehr Geduld kann man bestimmt bessere Resultate erzielen.
Die Fotos sind alle etwas unterschiedlich, da meine Lumix mitten drin beschlossen hat auszusteigen, sodass ich für andere Bilder mit der handy cam weiter machen musste.
Wenn ihr bei der Five Products challenge mitmachen wollt könnt, ihr gerne den Banner oben benutzen! Ich würde mich echt freuen euer five products face zu sehen.
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So that’s how my 5 products face looks like. Pretty much the same as always? The only difference is that I put some Benetint on my lips. Applying makeup without brushes results in a more blotchy surface than with brushes and I think I also used much more product. But with a prepared and clean face and a little bit more patience you can get better results than this.
The photos are all a bit different because my Lumix decided to stop working so I had to continue with my phone cam.
Please feel free to tag yourself and to use the banner. I would love to see your five products face!


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