Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Week's Plans

You guys know Satomi Yakuwa, right?  Cute Gyaru girl from Ageha?  Oh, of course you know who she is!

The other day, someone had looked up "Satomin hostess" and came across my blog.  It reminded me that her hostess name is different (I discovered this because I have a hostess hair book and she's in it under that name) so I wanted to look up what it was before it bothered me, lol.

I ended up coming across this really interesting article.  If you like Satomin, you'll like it, because it really gives an insight on her life as a hostess and a model at Ageha.


I knew it was a lot of work for them, but I never realized how much.  I must admit, she does sound like a typical teenager with the quotes they have from her, lol, but in the end, I guess it just gives her a little more dimension.  She always looks so cute and sweet in the pages, so it's a little surprising to imagine her complaining or scoffing at the use of green and blue circle lenses.  She's such a kid!

Anyway, I'm in the final stretch!  I've learned that my curlers suck at holding a curl in my hair, lol (Conair, you've failed me again!), so I'm going to have to use my straightener, but I think I know what hairstyle I want to attempt.  My week is so full!  Today, I've got a dentist appointment to fill my little cavities, and I'm a little nervous about it!  I've never had cavities filled before....  I also want to call for an appointment to get my hair cut on Wednesday!  Don't worry, I'm not getting any length taken off (at least, I personally don't plan to, I hope the hair dresser's not going to!) I just want to get these bangs I saw in my hair book, and get some layers.
I'm thinking of these bangs.  I mean, they're just regular bangs, but she's got her hair parted to the side, so it looks kind of fancy, lol.  Eventually, I'd like to get her coloring as well, with the highlights in front and lowlights in the back, but that will have to come later.

Thursday, I'm hanging out with Tara.  Not sure if we're going to Mitsuwa or Oak Brook though.  Originally it was Mitsuwa, but I remembered she liked the Oak Brook mall, so I asked if she wanted to go there instead.  In the end, we're going to see what the weather will be like on Thursday (first it said there would be rain, then it said there wouldn't be, and now it's saying it'll rain again).  Originally Saturday, I was going to get my hair styled or something for my debut, but my friend Niki, who I haven't seen in months, finally got an assistant manager at her place, thus reducing her hours to regular levels!  I'm taking her to Mitsuwa (lol, originally I asked if she wanted to go Thursday, but she was working, but she really wants to go).  I still haven't found cute flats!  Gotta find some at DSW!  Going to be so broke, and I've been trying so hard to save money for this day, too....  Stupid prior obligations/food I had to buy....

Sunday, I'm hanging out with my mom and her husband.  I told him about this Japanese restaurant that I really liked, and he really wanted to try it.

I'm going to try and take a picture of my look on Saturday.  I'll try really hard not to be absentminded about it, because if I do, I'll get home looking so dull compared to how awesome I looked when I left, lol.

Better get some sleep.  Nervous day today!

By the way, this is the book I got that photo above from, if you're wondering.  Apparently it's called Morigami Setsuto Saron Bible, but if you look up Sakura Mook 38, you'll come across it in YesAsia.  It all comes back to the previous part of my post, because Satomin is actually in this book, lol.  This is the very hostess hair book I was talking about!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Furniture Photos, Teeth, and Contacts

Ugh, another Blogger issue where I couldn't sign in, but I cleared my blogger.com and blogspot.com cookies, and now it's working....  Took me three days to find this out, and I wouldn't have, had I not seen people updating their Blogger blogs, lol.

Anyway, for the past few days, I've been focusing on trying to fix my skin.  My debut is in less than a couple weeks, so I was a little stressed that I'd have to go out all gross looking!   But I've figured out the reason for my recent breakouts (the lotion I was using).  Fortunately, when I went to the store to find a new lotion, I found some aloe vera gel!   This stuff is amazing at healing skin, plus it has cucumber extracts which will help keep my skin cool and reduce heat bumps (those little bumps you may get when it's really hot out, caused by crystallized sweat and clogged pores, ew).  I also got a really nice clay mask that sucked up all the excess oil my skin was producing.  I'm going to be doing Bubbi's apple cider mask and toner tonight, to lighten my acne scars and help aid in the healing.  The scars on my face have pretty much healed though, so the aloe is doing it's job!   I've got super combination skin (IE, where it's oily, it's really oily, and where it's dry, it's really dry) so it helps in keeping them both in check as well.  I just have to remember to put on a lot more than I'm used to.  My skin eats this stuff up!

We got one more item for my room today, a nightstand.  Grandma got a TV stand too, but it won't be coming in for a few months.  She said she'll be getting me the full length mirror I've been wanting.  The room is still far from complete, however.  I still need a shelf for my crafting supplies.

Here are the pictures I promised forever ago, lol.

Friday, May 13, 2011

New Furniture!

Blogger, you are back!!  Oh, promise you'll never leave me again!  Seriously, I've been refreshing the page every hour on the hour.  Came back at noon!

Anyway, my furniture came in Wednesday!  I've been filling it up, weeding out clothing I'm not going to wear so I can donate it, and putting things away on the shelves.  Turned out, when my grandma used the term "TV Stand", what she meant was that there was a dresser area, and then shelving space above it.  Really wide shelving.  My bottom shelf is already full of things, lol.  But they're things that I'm glad are finally off the floor, such as my plastic drawers for makeup and hair stuff.  I don't have to worry about ants discovering my lipgloss collection, or spiders turning my clean clothes into a new home.

It's so nice to see everything at a glance again.  I can finally tell if I'm almost out of underwear! (And I am!)  It took me 3 minutes to put together an outfit!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

So What's Going On?

Hello all~!

My grandma randomly surprised me by following through with a promise!  She bought some storage, finally!

It's apparently some kind of TV armoire though.  Not only do I not have a TV, but I already have a table for a TV.  So, quick thinking, and I realized I could turn the TV area into a nice shelving space!  Finally, a place to put things away~!  +1 for me~~!!!

Besides that, last Saturday marked exactly 4 weeks until my debut.  I've learned a bit more with my makeup, though I've had to slow down, because my skin has been misbehaving sporadically.  It's a little annoying.  I think it's the sudden weather shift.  It went from nice, 50°F weather to 90°F!!  We're in the north, that's not how it's supposed to work!  No, wait, that's not true.  It's Illinois, we just had a huge snowstorm that brought in 3 feet of snow and then it all melted away just the next week.  50 to 90 is nothing.

Also, Saturday, I went to one of my mom's modelling shows~!  Yes, my mom is a model, not a super famous one, of course, and she does it as a hobby along side her real job as a legal secretary, but she's a model.  I forgot to bring my camera....  I wish I had, she looked so stunning!

Positive thinking has really done a number on me.  Even things that used to get to me don't so much, and I find I'm a lot less stressed.  It did, however, almost get me to cut my own bangs.  Fortunately, I couldn't quite envision how I would look in a nice blunt cut.  Gotta save up, head to a college for some work or something.  Cut, color, highlights.

Er, I'm off topic...
Ah, yes.
Positive thinking!

It's really helping me a lot.  I feel hopeful again, something I've needed.  Started sending out my resume to receptionist jobs again, even though I originally gave up because I didn't think anyone out there would hire someone without office experience.  Well, there must be someone, right?  I'm not a star, I'm a sidekick!  I prefer the background to the spotlight. (I know, ironic given my choice of fashion is so flashy....)

Anyway, I've got a lot of work to do, moving things out of my room temporarily so that it will be easier to move the furniture in my room.  I wish I was given the chance to see what grandma bought me, and I'm almost positive she actually bought it for herself in hopes that I would hate it and she would get to have it, but still, for once she kept her promise, so I guess I have to let it go.  It'll be a good, long while before I can consider her reliable and trust her again, but it's a start!  I mean, she's only promised me shelving for... 2 years now, lol.

By the way, has anyone seen June's Ageha?  It's all model profiles and hairstyles, so you know.  I'd do a review, but I don't know if anyone reads those things, lol.

Monday, May 2, 2011

That One Licorice Jelly Bean

I hate licorice.  A lot.
Just the thought of it is making me want to scrape my tongue of the memory of that horrible flavor.  I want to punch the guy who put this in candy form.  I mean, I guess some people like it, but for me, they have tainted the name of candy.

A few days ago, I donated a dollar to some people collecting money for some organization.  In return, I got a little bag of Jelly Bellys.

I love Jelly Bellys.  I'm not normally a fan of jelly beans, but Jelly Bellys are wonderful.  They taste exactly like they say they will.  Apple, coconut, peach, margarita....  So many delicious flavors~

But, like most jelly beans, they also have licorice flavor.  Ick.

Now, I got the little assorted packet, which comes with 10 beans in one of 20 different flavors.  So every bean has a 19 in 20 chance of being a flavor I would enjoy.

What do I get when I open my little bag of Jelly Bellys?
Two coconuts, two green apples, a blueberry, a cotton candy, a lemon lime, a pineapple, a buttered popcorn, and...
One disgusting licorice flavor.

I had to laugh.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy Birthday to ManaStarre~!!


Well, of course you do, it's in the title.

That's right, May 1st has touched down in my neck of the woods, and the lovely princess ManaStarre's birthday is today~! 
Unfortunately, I started the gift too late, it's not done yet....   It's got to be juuuuuust right!  Need to wait until Wednesday to get something else too.  What am I giving her?  Ooooh, I'm not gonna tell!

She's been around me for a while, and she's been helping me and cheering me on a lot.  She's a pretty special person to me~

Anyway, happy birthday, ManaStarre~! When I finish, I'll send you my e-mail, so you can tell me where to mail your presents!