Thursday, November 15, 2012

Winter's mean on my skin...

 Hi there, it's been a while since I've posted on here! I wanted to review a product for you! I purchased it at my local Ichiban Kan store and very inexpensive. I've had this product in my hands for a few months looking at it and contemplating its use. I thought maybe that I could use it in case my skin went berserk during the fall and winter season. Well, it did. The change in the weather caused major redness and severe dry patches! I have combination skin which gets oilier in the hot summer months and drier in the fall and winter. My face also gets redder and more sensitive as well.

For my winter regime, I switch out my facial cleansers, gently exfoliate, and use a heavier face moisturizer! I have been using Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Cleanser (drugstore), philosophy the microdelivery peel, and First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream.

Now, for the mask...

This product is Naisture Collagen Mask Pack. It is a facial sheet mask that "improves your skin's elasticity and firmness." If you click on the photos, you can see what the mask looks like...since I didn't want to horrify you with a picture of me with it on my face. What the mask feels like is very is very moist and heavy with a light powdery scent. I put it on and was taken aback about how Halloween-y I looked. My kids were surprised by it, but I digress!

After using the mask for 15-20 minutes, peeling it off, and smoothing in the leftover solution onto my face and neck, I was amazed at how baby-soft, smooth, and firm my skin was. Yay!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Certified iPhone Cute App Addict!

 Sorry, this is a long post! My thoughts about each app are in italics!

I found the cutest FREE or LITE iPhone apps!  Some useful, some playful...and some I just like because they are really cute! You can download them either from the iTunes store or the App Store on your iPhone. Some functionality of a few of these apps maybe limited, so if you want more, you just have to buy it or live with it.  I copied and pasted the functions from the iTunes store. Of course, these are not NEW, but I'm late to the iPhone game.

myDog Note!


myDog Note - Cute & useful Memo APP

[About myDog Note]
★ New & Noteworthy in Japan, Taiwan, Italia, Hong Kong, Australia, Argentina, Macau, Russia, Thailand
★ What's Hot! in productivity category, United States, Japan, Taiwan
★ Stop using complicated app ! Please start managing memos with myDog note including dog sound effects.(Bark! Bark!)
★ [In App Purchase] Seven kinds of dog skins

[myDog Note - APP uses]
- Phone number record & save while talking on the phone.
- photo.
- quick hand-writing memo.
- simple memo.
- check lists / shopping lists

[myDog Note - App Features]
1. 5 types of memos
- Phone number : record, call and save a phone number.
- Photo : take a photo, open a photo.
- Hand-writing : draw a painting, hand-writing.
- Simple memo : write texts.
- check-lists : write a check-lists.

2. 5 colors of post-it.
3. set a favorites - check ☆ and array it.
4. Search feature - search for a text.

[myDog Note - App Additional Details]
- Use the "Multi-delete" with checking.
- Ability to set a password for privacy protection
- Use our custom themes to have just the style you like
- Includes an easy to use "Help" database

So cute doggies, I love the functionality of this! It BARKS, but you can turn it off! There is more though if you purchase the pro version and they also have a Bear Calendar called myGom  for pay.

Lifelog by Decogirl Lite (English ver.)


Write diary and schedule, add your favorite photos, period calculation and health management…Cute and useful life designing app, including all the features girls want, that is ‘Lifelog by Decogirl’

This for schedule, that for health/period management, this for diary… many apps scattered? All in one app and it makes you easy to manage!

Create Schedule, diary, and notes as you like!
Put cute stickers as many as you like, to decorate the calendar!
You can add both schedule and icons at once!
Schedule syncs with iOS Calendar, with repeating schedule and alarm. ‘Birthday’ and ‘Anniversary’ are also available to add.
※ Upgrade to Pro for no limited diary length, for over 65 stickers and for over 25 icons.

【Period Note】
Planning to travel, having a date with your boyfriend, wondering when to be pregnant…etc.
Women cares about period date when making plans. This app has features such as next period date, ovulation date, cycle length, and period calculation.

【Health Note】
Temperature, weight, sleep time, and physical symptoms…manage them easily!
You can change the upper/lower limit of your temperature chart.
You can see the related physical symptoms on your chart.

※ Only in Lifelog by Decogirl Pro.
You can sort and organize your photos.
Photos of your boyfriend, your children, on your trip…create albums and organize, and you can look back upon your memories.

I love the stamps! You can even put your mood and how your health is. It syncs also to the iOS calendar. 



Check your schedule and quick memos.

Write on your schedule and diary.
Send your diary by e-mails, and insert pictures and maps.

Decorate the diary with stickers and keep things private by covering them.

[My period]
Put your average starting date of your period, it will automatically inform you every month.

[Interesting stats]
Review what you have done each month with the cute icons
(reading, academy/study, bingeing, drinking, lying around at home, smooth bowel movements)
Other functions and icons will be updated soon.

You can change your diary option.
You can link to CANIMALS Social network site.
New designs and functions will be released continuously so make sure to check for updates.

Again, this is a calendar diary. Stamps are so cute! You can also change the backgrounds and memo themes! 

Sorry! A few of these girly apps have references of period/fertility calendars...also bowel movements and keeping track of PMS symptoms...Ha-ha. You DON'T have to use those functions, of course.

Rakuga-cute, purikura app.


===What's new!!===
/ Add a text feature.
You can write the text in the image!

===New Collection===
Make-up collection

Rakuga-cute has been downloaded more than 2.0 million times worldwide!

“Rakuga-cute" is a photo graffiti application to enjoy Japanese “KAWAII" pictures.

Adjust brightness of the photo!
Enjoy graffiti with a variety of tools!
Easy photo retouching with effect tools!

=Get collections and enjoy Rakuga-cute to the max=

Drawings, collage wallpapers, message cards as well as styling photos for blogs update. Rakuga-cute enables you to enjoy all of these features!

=Basic Functions

-Graffiti Menu
Album: Create graffiti on a photo chosen from your Camera Roll.
Camera: Create graffiti on a photo taken within the app.
Design: Choose a design and freely add graffiti.

-Graffiti Tools
Pens, Stamps, Roll Stamps, One-touch

-Other Tools
Eraser, Enlarge/Reduce, Undo/Redo

-Cooperative Application
Twitter posting

-You can create graffiti without degrading the photo quality.
-With the iPhone's touch panel, you can simply move, enlarge/reduce and turn a stamp.
-You can use Undo/Redo without any limit.

My only gripe about this app is that once you use a stamp you can NOT remove it, you have to start all over again.  At least, that is what I have experienced.

Blog posts of cute apps by others, some of which are quite extensive: (She loves her photo apps!) (Extensive list of cute apps!) (Been following this blog for years now, she has an extensive lists of cute apps as well.)

I will be writing up about more when I encounter, ahem, download them!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Worksheets for the SUMMER! :)

Orkut Myspace Summer Scraps, Summer Images, Summer Wish
More Scraps for Orkut -

I haven't blogged in a while, because I have been involved in a lot, and I mean a lot of school activities...and catching up with chores. Along with my littlest graduating from Kindergarten and now my oldest child going to Third, I am on a constant look out for things to do! Even though school is over, our children are constantly learning from US! Most parents will put their child in Summer camp, activities, travel, and go out on day trips or vacations. Summers are fun, but sometimes you have to incorporate learning too. To keep minds sharp over the break, I like to do worksheets along with fun activities!

 Printables, beyond just coloring pages:

All Around:


Math for those just learning math skills:

If you have a Pinterest account, there are a lot of resources there as well. Find me!

Just to help you out in your search for educational printables on the web (cut and paste):
free printables for teachers
free printables for kids

Have fun!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Jet Pens!

I received some terrific sample products from, a great place to find Japanese pens and stationery and you can contact them Facebook!


First was a Monami Essenti Soft Highlighter in Pastel Green! I love the color! The case is smooth with a clipped cap reflecting the ink. It's so pretty and the pen writes smoothly. As with most highlighters, if you press too hard there will be bleed through.
The next product is a Stabilo Bl@ck Roller Ball Pen in Green, 0.5 mm (Medium) It is a roller ball pen with a black rubberized case and a clip. The ink flow is pretty consistent with no stops.

Such awesome products, thank you!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I've given into a little of me..

Dec/Jan Makeup Haul

top row( L-R)

e.l.f. Studio Endless Eyes Pro Mini Eyeshadow Palette- Limited Edition

2 WNW Color Icon Shadow Quads in Vanity

Maybelline Eyeshadow Single in Linen

L’oreal Infalliable 24hr Eyeshadow in Amber Rush and Iced Latte

Maybelline The Falsies Flared Waterproof in Very Black

Maybelline One-by-One Waterproof in Blackest Black

Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Foundation Brush

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Red Revival

Rich Co-enzyme Q10 Moisturizing Eye Mask

Naisture Collagen Mask Pack

Naisture White C Mask Pack

Loujene Purple Eyelash Case from Ichiban Kan

Tsukematsuke Natural Eyelashes 2-pr Set (Ichiban Kan)

リツチクロス (rich cross)

インパクト (impact)

middle row (l-r):

DUO Waterproof Eyelash Glue in Black

e.l.f. Natural Lash in Brown

Maybelline Baby Lips in Fruit Punch

Tsukematsuke Natural Eyelashes 2-pr Set キュート (cute style)

Victoria’s Secret Gorgeous Mini Gift Set

last row (l-r):

e.l.f. Dramatic Lash in Black

Ardell Fashion Lashes Starter Set with #110 Lashes in Black

Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish in Frenzy

Stila Primecolor Set in Cool

Tarte SmolderEyes Limited Edition Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Collection

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hello Again!

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year!

If anyone is still viewing this blog, I apologize for the lack of content lately. I haven't blogged in a while. Life has been intensely busy for me since I last posted. I went into surgery after the last post, had been recovering afterwards, my kids started school in late August and have been commuting back and forth, been volunteering at their school, and wow....I have a lot of catching up.

Anyways, I love the craft and cute content so far in this blog. I think I will expand the material for things like reviews on personal products, like makeup and skincare. It has always been an interest of mine and possibly may add a bit more personality to this blog.

A redesign and new name for this blog is in order for this new year!