Bio-Oil: Specialist Skincare…

Bio-Oil Main Site

So, I had first heard of this…perhaps near the end of 2006. I was saddened to read though, that it was only available where the Kangaroo’s live. When I visited the site, I saw that it was scheduled to come to Canada…eventually…

Now a little over a year later, patiently waiting, instead of having a siblings friend bring it over, they have been introduced into the Canadian market, and I have my hands on it.

Actually I’ve had my hands on it for a few weeks now. I was looking out for it, but it seemed sold out, or certain SDM’s just didn’t carry them. I bought mine for 13.99, and a week later, it was 11.99. Darn! Anyway the point is, that I have my hands on one, and will be starting my own review with pictures.

A lot of people stated that the product didn’t work for them. When asked how long they stuck with the regime, they stated something along the lines of “a few days, to a few weeks.” The product does state that it needs to be continuously used, for a minimum of 3 months to show significant change. Just thought I would add that, cause I was a little annoyed with people who gave up after using it for a few days.

Anyway, I have currently been using Jamieson’s Vitamin E cream. So I guess all I will be doing is substituting my Bio-oil for the E Cream. And luckily, cause it is still quite cold and dry out, my skin will hopefully soak up the Bio-oil  easily.

Ok so for general information:

  • I’ve got combination skin. Oily around the T-zone, pretty dry everywhere else
  • I’ve got stubborn blackheads on my nose, and along my cheeks
  • I tend to break out more on the temples and forehead (I blame my hair and shampoo)
  • So basically I’ve had very mild acne (or so that’s what the specialist called my skin when I went in a few years ago,) for most of my life. I truly believe that I will be one of those females who will break out, well into her 30’s
  • I have a bit of redness around my nose area, and the sides of my mouth. It is a killer when covering up
  • My skin, isn’t the best. My pores aren’t crazy huge, but they are somewhat visible
  • I am not a vegetarian, and love my sweets (I mention this cause some people say that skin varies on food intake. So I’m just covering all my bases to fill you in as much as I can, about my skin

I also have a recent burn…well kind of recent,  September, from a baking sheet, that was straight out of the oven. That nasty little scar has plagued my arm, so I will be testing this out on it as well. I hope it will show some lightening of the skin, which is all I really ask for. I will also eventually test it out on an
Anyway, I will be posting my reviews (either every other day, or weekly, I haven’t really decided yet,), and pictures (hopefully) on my reviews site.

I will let you know how things go :)

Just two other links I would like to direct people to…

Makeupalley Reviews

Soompi Forum Review

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Online Window Shopping: Boots


Aldo Boots

Originally uploaded by Rasilla

With all the slush lately, I’ve begun looking for a new boot.

(This way I won’t have to buy new shoes to change into when the occasion of wet, soggy boots kicks me in the back.)

Anyway…the problem lies in the fact that…I am incredibly picky.
True fact.

I’m picky when it comes to my footwear. Which is why I really hate buying shoes (and love it at the same time…).

Anyway seeing as I am in the comfort of my home, as of this very moment, I thought I would look up Aldo and Spring Shoes, to see what was available.

My current picks are to the side…

Going ClockWise
Almond Toe CHANDLERA
I have been quite fond of this boot for some reason. I know it may not be something that is very “Winter Friendly” but it has a wonderful elegance to it which constantly draws me to it. It has a very Louboutin feeling to it, IMO.

Knee High MARKUSA
Another sleek looking pick. I love that the leather runs as if it is a whole piece. The continuing flow of the boot fits my taste. Sleek and simple. The only draw back is…I am quite famous for getting stuck in sewer grates…Yeah I know…Just my luck.

Casual VIVACIOUSA

The only problem, I found with flat Aldo boots, is that for the most part, the soles are made with some really flimsy material. So after a quarter of winter wear, the soles are significantly run down. That in turn causes some problems with the feet, and back, seeing as the heels are now lower than the front part of your foot. But because they are cute, I do other things, such as putting in extra thick soles, or re-soleing (is that a word?!) them after the winter is over. I was draw to these seeing as they seem to be made of rubber. Meaning it is much stiffer, more reliable than the other material I have had to deal with, plus it is thicker. And it has toggles!  Toggles are fun :P

Bronze MASSIMOA
I’m not that into this style, but with this combination of colour…I can’t help but consider this as well. I will fun into the problem I have listed in the previous boot…but…it’s cute in some weird way!

Pointed Heel DURENA

I like this boot, mainly cause of the heel. It gives it somewhat of a vintage boot feel, because of the tapering heel. The texture on the boot gives it a lot of character as well.

So seeing as I have made a few selections, my only action now is to list what it is that I need in my boot.

Need:

  • Durability
  • Comfort
  • A well rounded sense of style
  • Survive at least a block of slush (not a lot of boots will do this…but…it would be nice to have one that does :))

I know for some, this is a backward way of thinking. To pick, then narrow down by finding the ones that fit your needs specifically…but…that’s how I roll. If I end up picking a boot from Aldo, I’ll let you know…

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Kdrama: New Heart

The series started in December I believe, but I only recently started.

Mainly cause I have this thing where I prefer to watch dramas when they are done, so I don’t have to wait at the cliffhangers, and torture myself for the next episode.

Unforunately though, they are only at episode 19 of 24.

A friend of mine told me that it was really good…and I just couldn’t resist.
Wiki Link

Anyway I found it to be quite the interesting drama. Though I do need to rely on the fan subs a bit more than I would normally, but with all the medical talk (which according to a few sources on net, aren’t all that accurate. But hey, its a drama, so I don’t sweat over that aspect of the show), I do need them so I don’t have to read the descriptions of whatever they have diagnosed. I did find that it was interesting that they did include mini written explanations into the drama, to help viewers include themselves into it.

I can’t say that the acting is amazing, but definitely better than the others I have watched over the past year, so I am pretty satisfied. Though I can’t stand the Mimi character. The whole, innocent, baby acting…But I mean if she’s annoying to me, and she is supposed to be annoying, I guess she is doing a bang on job.

Plus, how could I not watch this, seeing as Lee Ji Hoon is in it :P

Anyway there is a really good reason why this is the top 2nd/3rd show, running in Korea right now. If you like drama, and well medical ones, then I would think that this wouldn’t disappoint you.

My only advice?
Wait until it’s done, and watch it all in one go. Then you don’t have to suffer, waiting for the next episode to come out…

Countdown to episode 20…commencing now.


Drooling Over Organization…

So I have this love for Ikea.
A cousin of mine, would flip if she found out.
In my defence though, she has the money to pay for ‘better quality’ stuff.

Anyway, I love getting those little flyers in the mail, that shows the glamourous ways that the Ikea stuff is organized, and outfitted into certain rooms. I drool over the catelog when I get them, and get a bit antsy when my friends receive theirs before mine (I worry I won’t get one…ok!).

So…I frequently visit a certain blogger (quite the silent reader)…I love how she incorporates vintage, 80’s, wild stuff into her wardrobe, and make them work for her. For some, I could never imagine myself wearing some of the stuff, but that is mainly cause I cannot stand to stand out (I’m working on it!). Anyway I admire how she pulls things off, and seems to carries herself with such a confident charm…

Alright, so why am I writing about this?

Well I checked on the blog yesterday and was floored by all the pieces of clothing, accessories, etc that she possesses. I was also drooling over how she organized her ‘closet’ space. It is gorgeous. I personally wanted one like that from Ikea, though not for clothes, but for my book, seeing as the wood shelving is much sturdier than what they offer for that of books. But when I saw all her clothes, acessories, etc arranged in that fashion…made me wish I could have one installed for one side of my room. Ok…maybe two sides of my room! haha.

Anyway, I’ve been looking around for new ideas to organize all the wonderful crap that I have collected over the years. The packrat in me refuses to throw things out. Which, could be good in some ways, I have found uses for many things…but when it comes to the really needless stuff (such as old notes and exams from psyc and soc classes…) I should really toss them. But in my defence, I have found a few friends to pass them down too..that is…When I can actually part with them.

Alright, so onto something else.
Valentines Day. Was quite amusing. I woke up late, tried my best to avoid Valentines colours, tried to look somewhat presentable, and went off to teach a few kids. Then I got a text asking me to go drink Soju with a friend. I thought we would escape the presence of very PDA type people…but boy was I wrong. Still had fun catching up with my friend, and laughing about a whole bunch of stuff. Vague. I know, but at least this day wasn’t spent loathing the fact that I am single.

Actually, I welcomed it.
More on that later…

flickr group…sweetness.

another flickr group

Random Thought…

I recently found that watching a man read a book, can be quite sexy.

Weird I know.
I was on the TTC the other day, and listening to my songs, when this guy got on.  He took a seat near the door, and once he got comfortable, he pulled out a novel from the pocket of his leather jacket.
Then he proceeded to read.
Once in awhile he would look up to see what station we were at…
But for the rest of the time, was completely immersed in his book.

It’s good to see that guys aren’t too macho for that stuff :)

Hmm…

Not sure if my reviews are helpful…but there has been some activity here!

I do hope some of the stuff was helpful to some of you, if they weren’t I apologize, but thank you for coming anyway.

I started writing on my other thing…but perhaps I should just continue to write reviews here, and leave the other stuff there?

Guess it would be more organized that way…

Keeping up a friendship…is a two way street…

I don’t know whether its embarrassing, or pathetic when people over the age of 20, can’t really grasp this.

A person, whom I had considered a good friend, came home a bit over a month ago. Because we are many kilometers, and several timezones away…I only get to see the individual, if I’m lucky, one month of the year. Even then, within the month, only a few times. Except, for some reason, something got really screwed up this year.

Perhaps it is the backtrack on the individuals relationship status. Stating one thing, then going back on her word, and doing something completely opposite. The individual had told me their first plan after they had broken up, then restarted the relationship without telling me. Which is not normal considering our friendship. Anyway, the individual never did mention anything to me about the other person, and well, I guess I would be embarrassed to mention anything, especially with all that the individual had told me they were going to do, in this time of solitude.

Now I know that normally this wouldn’t seem like a big deal, but it is if you knew us.

Second…I told the individual in advance, because of my life situation right now, I only have 2.5 days free during my week. I told them in advance, before they bought their ticket, of this problem. I suggested several things, ideas that we could do, so we could at least spend a day together (the other party lives a good hour drive away from me. So to meet up, we would have to take some form of public transit, meaning it would take double the drive time. And neither of us drive…unfortunately…) And yet, the other party, has yet to try and arrange something. Actually, to their defense, they did try once. We booked a week in advance. I should have known though, that I was just a convenience meet up. The day before we were to meet up, I asked what time we would be, and the individual replied that we wouldn’t be. Their other date with a friend was cancelled. It wasn’t going to be held in Toronto, but near their home.

I was told the night before.

In truth, this is what always happens. Even last year, I suffered paying for so many meals of hers, because she “didn’t have cash on her”, she had to hit an ATM to withdraw. Once she got back to her schooling country…I wasn’t even sent a thankyou gift, or even an offer to pay me back. Seeing as we are both strapped for cash…I was pretty shocked at her attitude for this matter. Had the tables been reversed (which wouldn’t happen cause I hate being in debt with someone…) I would promptly have paid her back in some form.

And it’s not even about the money. Really. It’s a matter of principle. The unspoken rules which were greatly taken advantage of. I had sent a care package, and the other individual brought nothing back for me.

I tried hard to arrange a meet up with them. I really did. I know that there isn’t much for them to go on. I would have been willing to meet them half way, at a mall or something…which is hard for me, cause I would have to take the transit there, but they would get a ride. And yet…after trying…nothing. I was told today that their return date is in 3 weeks.

I’m not holding my breath.

If the individual forgot my birthday…what’s to change my mind that they will try and meet me half way in arrange this ridiculously difficult (which really shouldn’t be) long awaited play-date?

Just feeling a little hurt…