Monday, 21 March 2011

Sensitive & Sentimental

Ever since I have started the conversation with GreatEiei from youtube, I think it's no longer a difference of skin care whether you are male or female but raising awareness in what you need and the methods you may need to take not of... My boyfriend offered to let me read the issues I missed out from my favourite magazine (Choc 恰女生) which I would like to highlight in particular when it comes to the different types of sensitive skins... so please complete this quiz with translations provided by me

Ask yourself and tick the following questions are facts to your skin

1) Sensitive reactions with forms of contacts
-Do you feel your skin sting or burn after using a certain type of makeup products?
-Do you often avoid using certain products to avoid allergy reactions?
-Does your skin feel uncomfortable when you are wearing fluffy items or wool-made turtle necks?

2) Veins/Nerves Sensitive Reactions
-Do you have thin layered skin that made your veins look obvious?
-Does your skin sting or feels like burning when you take spicy food or alcohol?
-Does your skin sting or feels like burning when you are under pressure or paranoid?

3) Sensitive Atopic Dermatitis
-Do you have family members that have the symptons of sensitive atopic dermatitis?
-Has eczema or sensitive atopic dermatitis symptons occurred recently?
-Do you have eczema or sensitive atopic dermatitis symptons occurred in the past?

4) Evironmental Allergy Reactions
-Does your skin sting or feels like burning or itchy from catching the wind or the UV of the sun?
-Does your skin go flaky and tensed during the sudden climate changes?
-Do you get allergy reactions from the smell of nicotine that was spreaded through the air?

For 0-2 ticks: Your skin is not too sensitive
For 3-4 ticks: Mild sensitive skin type
For 5-6 ticks: Moderate sensitive skin type
For 7-12: Severely sensitive

Features of the sensitive skin types

For those who are:
1) Sensitive reactions with forms of contacts
Causes from:
-Using makeup products that doesn't suit your skin nature
-Skin contacting dirty makeup products/equipements
-Allergy reaction with new bought clothes (maybe allergy reaction with certain types of fabrics)

Methods & Preventions:
-Soft cleansing techniques
-Skin moisturising
-More protections

2) Veins/Nerves Sensitive Reactions
Symptoms: Redness, open pores, growth of small papules/pustules
Causes from:
-Pressures and paranoia
-spicy and rich food
-temperature patterns: UV of the sun, wind and the temperature of air-conditioners

Methods & Preventions
-Sooth the expansion of veins
-Avoid meeting the causes above

3) Sensitive Atopic Dermatitis
Symtoms: Eczema;Dehydration on skin would occur rapidly which leads to victim feeling itchy and skin becomes dried and flaky.

Causes from: Genetic disease

Methods & Preventions:
-More intensive moisturising/hydration treatment to skin
-Seek for medical attention to control the conditions

4) Evironmental Allergy Reactions
Causes from environmental factors such as
-Air fragrance (air pollution is one possible factor)
-UV of the sun
-temperature patterns: UV of the sun, wind and the temperature of air-conditioners

all these above lead to the symptoms:
-Skin dehydration
-Tensed skin
-Flaky skin
-Skin feeling itchy/irritated
-feels like burning

Methods & Preventions:
-More moisturising within the skin care routines
-extra protections to fragile skin cells

Other tips for sensitive skin people:
1) Stay from the causes which were mentioned before such as taking off the things that are the causations to allergy reactions
2) Soothing: Like the model is holding water spray- water spray would be a helpful must-have item inside your bag as to cool down sun-burns from the harmful UV and dehydration...
3) More moisturising treatments in the skin care routine
4) Minimize frictions: This is closely related to skin cleansing- Try not to overdone the frequency of cleansing to your delicate skin or scrub hard....  Dry your face with a towel/tissue pressing against your face.
5) Avoid exfoliating as this may weaken the surface of your skin as well as damaging the cells inside that were meant to be protection inside which leads to serious damages to your face.
6) Plenty of rest, avoid alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine and spicy food as much as possible.  Drink plenty of water
7) Seek for medical attentions of specialists if necessary
8) Wear as much sun protections as you can such as wearing sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful UV, wear light/sheer long sleeves or carry an umbrella to cover yourself.

Dear all (& my new found younger brother Greateiei)
The translations of the magazine will become helpful and that you have understood the methods, treatments and symptoms in order to take care of your skin during your daily life.  This was actually a special blog entry for GreatEiei who's more than just being a loyal viewer to my videos or being a best friend.... He also became someone that I care about like I just suddenly found myself a younger brother (although just younger by months).... I really look forward to the day I will get to meet him when he comes to UK and become real life good friends soon..... For now, it's like the thing I always say about not seeing my family for a long time as the relationship being "Far in distance, yet closer in our hearts".... but with GreatEiei, I hope it will be closer in distance and closer in hearts too.... I know I will be there for you, I hope you feel the same too <3

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Tags & My past photos

Here is this tag from Rinny that we are doing it by handwriting answering these questions:

  • What's your name/your blogger name?

  • What's your blog's name/URL?

  • Write "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."

  • Favorite quote?

  • Your Favorite song? 

  • Your favorite band/singers?

  • Anything else you want to say? 

  • Tag three to five other people.

    Here's mine done: (click image to enlardge if the handwritting looks too small)
    And I would like to tag Ria Deanna Chui and Kittybonkers 

    Saturday, 12 March 2011

    A blog entry to show some love to Japan (sweetkuromi's moment of LIVES)

    Dear all,
    As you all know about the serious earthquake in Japan (11th March 2011), I would like to do a blog entry to show some of my love for Japan first of all. From manwomanfilm's latest clip, she is definitely a witness within the beauty community and her viewers about the current situation in Japan for all the factors she has. (Please watch the video)

    It is not really in a matter of being a developed country or a poor country but with everything the people in their country have lost is more than just having to start from zero until it's all there again.... but a matter of lives being lost, connections and contacts with friends and family were lost to be a heart-breaking incident to ANYONE in the world....

    Like Eliza's blog entry says, this is something more important than just buying something from MAC or a dress from Topshop.  Though I have titled my blog to be moment of beauty, fashion & LIFE... But this time, as to show my love to the ones who suffer, I will spell LIFE to LIVES as the reason to wish that the volunteers, doctors and nurses will rescue as many LIVES as possible in Japan! and I hope those who lost contacts with their friends and families in Japan will soon reunite with each other as a final result.

    Although I couldn't put in further words to show my love, I hope my love to Japan and other affected areas will still be forwarded by this moment of LIVES.


    Wednesday, 9 March 2011

    First makeup model in 2011

    About Eva:
    Eva is a friend I have met on Chinese New Year, a new partner of my boyfriend's university friend, Sam.  During Chinese New Year, we have gathered up together at another friend's house which made the 6 of us celebrating Chinese New Year as well as the time I have received my panda hat from Kloe.  Throughout the evening, we are the 3 girls who had a long conversation going through skin-care/makeup tricks that will benefit ourselves in our own times.

    Behind the scene
    The next day, my boyfriend and I were to meet up with Sam and Eva as they will be shopping and dropping stuff at our apartment.  As I was getting ready, I entertained Eva with the Taiwanese magazine Queen (女人我最大), the makeup look that I was trying to do in the video... It's also the makeup look that Eva told me that she would like to try out which gave me the opportunity to ask her if she can be my makeup model.

    Throughout the video, I made sure that she gets the chance to see every detail of what I've done and made sure every word of her suggestions were taken in to do it that interacts between the both of us.

    Camera Shy but yet Encouraging
    In the video, you will see that I was trying to ask her questions with what she feels-in fact I wanted her friendly criticisms more than making her feeling embarrassed.  After the video was done, she kept saying "I mean it, your makeup skills are not bad!"  I am sorry if I didn't notice her in advance about what I will ask her to allow her the chance to speak out her thoughts more, but with Eva's interactions to the makeup look, my thoughts to that is her interactions were very encouraging inside-out!! (I hope Eva will get to see both the video and the blog entry are based on my appreciation deep down)

    Check out the photos:

    There are still some gaps that I was trying to fill afterwards, so I also did the makeup look myself as I was trying to show what it'll be like with a Peach tone lip color with the makeup look and how it's been compared if sticking with using a magenta/fuchsia pink lipstick.  Obviously, the difference would be distinguished between a daytime and night time makeup look.

    Enjoy the video!

    Friday, 4 March 2011

    Best Buddies in the Beauty Community of Year 2011 & Thoughts

    I think it's almost a year ever since I blogged about making great friends in the beauty community of both youtube and this blogspot here!  I do appreciate the different kinds of support by all of you and I bet you all know who you are that I would particularly bare in mind for those who should be appreciated :)  Most of you who were there for me from 2009 and throughout 2010 are great, I have already mentioned a bunch beauty gurus that are great friends every so often in 2010. So how about 2011?! Well, it's only March, but I better mention a few of you who I haven't mentioned much since some of you been there for me since 2010, lol.

    This gorgeous girl has an awesome dressing sense and has a really pretty blog which represents her sweet personality so well!  Although it's only through blog that we catch up with each other, I wouldn't leave her out of the list in best buddies list in the beauty community no matter that!

    OMG, I couldn't possibly leave this girl out within the best buddies list of the the beauty community!  I totally love her to bits, especially we have something in common as to being the year of tiger and both of us are pisces chics!!!  With her choice of music, you can simply tell why I love her: crazy but genuine... 

    I must thank her for the mask that I won from her giveaway. although not yet used (sorry for that), she'd still comes in my blog to leave a comment just to show she cares- such a sweetheart <3

    A new friend at the end of 2010! Someone who has alot of awesome beauty and skin care tips to me- plus she's a real sweet-heart who has a great peace of mind who reaches out all the time!  The reason I love her is that she's definitely one of those "The Girl Next Door"... Hope our friendship continues throughout!

    I always have a feeling that we are fated to be best friends one way or another! Greece is always a dream place I always want to go to like crazy!  Can't believe it was her who took the initiatives to follow my twitter/blog, plus the fact that she was picked to be the winner of my giveaway of 30+ followers on my blog like OMG that I believe that we will become REAL LIFE great friends in the near future!

    And there are some of you who might not be beauty gurus who I have particularly took note of, such as Mimi, Amanda,Sharmae, GreatEiei (a really cute Thai guy)... lol... and recently, John, a pharmacist from Macao who I entitled to be best friends for all their support in particular for your time watching my videos....

    After the blogging of beauty blogger best buddies, how about youtube?! I have already mentioned strawbeefull, exquisitejenn, cydangie and others within 2010 to be the best buddies, the list might be endless, but I will HAVE TO show some love for some of them in 2011.

    Youtube new besties in 2011
    -**Currently on swaps with

    I kind of have a feeling that I am fixing the both of them to become good friends one day as it's such a coincedence that I am currently on swaps with both of them at the same time, lol... But yeh, I'm pretty much enjoying the shopping for the both of them as Lynn is very much like me being not so fussy and with Gwen that's I believe is not hard to please as long as we give each other the right guidance of what we wanted as swap items... But we are good friends in terms of nowadays that we are NOT ONLY chatting away on twitter, in fact, whatsapping each other is what made our friendship so real!  Although I haven't known Lynn for a long time, I am able to trust her for sharing the same voice of being a youtube agony aunty together... She's doing well and seemed that she has all the directions and guidelines for her viewers which I hope I can do the same from now on ;)

    A recent sweet heart- I just felt that we have so much in common as again of being in the year of tiger... and I love the fact that Grace is a well-known beauty guru but yet never snobby to someone small like me... Although I have just known her somewhere less than a month still, she seemed warm and supportive to people around her no matter what which makes her worth being in this besties list!

    Thoughts: Not sure if I should include these so far, I couldn't have agreed with Adeline's blog entry that there are the nicest beauty bloggers in the world, but yet some people who are selfish enough to get what they want regardless of what we have invested to share the same things we all like.  I did once mention that I was on a swap, but no one really asked about what happened to my unlucky first swap after I have got my lost package back since December 2010.  Although comparing with what my loss is, it's probably down to worthless/nothing since I sent one small package and the other one lost/returned package stayed unsent.... in a way of trust and emotions, I am very disappointed after my hard work of care and defence to someone I felt that was one of my closest friends..... But yeh, this is basically what happened to my REAL UNLUCKY swap and what has been another difference to what changed within my beauty community