[Review] This Boy Suffers from Crystallization.

This one episode short series has to be the cutest thing I have ever seen. It stars a high school boy, Ayumu Tamari, trying to graduate after being held back a year due to his illness of crystallizing whenever he is stressed, nervous, or anxious. Finding it hard to relate to his classmates due to what they will think of him he often makes the crystallizing worse. Till home room teacher Kouya Onihara tells him just how beautiful his crystallization really is. With his sensei’s help he learns to cope with his illness and start to love himself and possibly another?

In the short half hour there is so much relatable content of detrimental but entirely normal feelings everyone face and even has a cute love story for us to follow. One almost wishes there was more than just thirty minutes to it. I have to highly recommend this to everyone. It is rated PG-13 for the suggestive content. I say this is perfect for anyone interesting in high school, drama type series, but in reality just anyone who wants to watch something that has a feel good ending. It’s inspired myself to work a little harder even if I fail from time to time all currently while fighting off the flu.

The animation may throw you for a loop as it is not the greatest quality of work, though it is no less beautiful; has an artsy tone to it. Like one is watching it through a crystal of their own. It came out in December 3rd, 2014 by CoMix Wave Films; making this holiday season the perfect time to watch it, even though the short has nothing really to do with the holidays. Having it air in December is a good enough reason for this viewer. Last but not least it is on myanimelist as well as crunchyroll for those of you interesting in giving this a try. After all don’t we all need a little break from the serious shows out there playing with our feels and making us wait week after week for an update. (I’m talking about you Yuri on Ice!!)

-Shelby

[Review] Dermal Collagen Essence Sheet Masks by MinJoon

Hello! So today I am going to go over Dermal‘s Collagen Masks. I got a pack of 16 of them on Amazon, and there is so many different kinds! I’ll go over a few of them, since there are so many, I don’t want this to go on forever. Each mask is in Korean, English and Japanese.

Each pack does something different, they have Moisturizing, Convergence, Brightening, Firming, Regeneration, Soothing, Refining, and some that I’m sure just don’t make sense due to translation, such as, Health, Nutrition, and Mild. Each does 3 things (i.e. Pearl does Moisturizing, Convergence, and Brightening)

Since I only got 16 of them, I was not able to get all the ones Dermal has to offer in the same series(each mask is linked), such as Wine, Pomegranate, Red Ginseng, Grape, Arbutin, Seaweed, Aqua, Acerola, Apricot, Moisture Facial, Rose, Strawberry, Cherry Blossom, BambooVegetable Placenta, Natto, Bee VenomHoney GrapefruitOlive, Acai Blueberry, Milk, and Ginkgo; leaving that being 39 in total. On the back of each pack is a number as well. On Dermal’s site, each sheet is 1,000₩ (won), which is about 86 cents, or a $1. I got 16 packs for $12.29, which is about the same I would pay if I got them straight from the Dermal site. You can see Dermal’s site here x, and they do have all their stuff in Korean, English and  Japanese.

One of the first ones I used is Royal Jelly, which says to refine, moisturize and give back some nutrition in the skin. It smells almost like sweet honey, but the scent is so faint it’s hard to tell exactly. It is a bit sticky, but some serums range from being sticky to being very watery, so I wasn’t too concerned. During the 15-20 minutes you should keep the mask on, I could feel my skin becoming very hydrated, it was just drinking this mask up! So, after 15 minutes, I checked to see if the mask was super dry or still a bit moist, since it was a bit moist, I left it on for a total of 25 minutes. I removed the mask and patted the remaining serum into my skin as directed, and my skin felt so different, it felt super soft and just moisturized! It really made a big different in hydrating my skin. Also, after my face was completely dried the stickiness was completely gone.

Another mask I used is Hyaluronate. Now if my years of high school science taught me anything, it would be that Hyaluronate is salt in hyaluronic acid, which helps your skin look younger. The pack says that it is Firming, Moisturizing and mild. It has a soft sweet scent that I cannot put my finger on, but I like the smell of it. This mask hydrated my skin amazingly, and it also it up a bit too, not enough to look totally different, but you feel different. (i.e. When you wake up your skin is kind of puffy and wrinkly, and as you start to wake up, your skin slowly goes back to how it was, That is what the mask did, just smoothed it out a bit)

You see and feel differences with these masks. I use one a week just so I’m not wasting them and I can see the different they really make. I really do recommend these collagen masks! I am giving these masks a 10 out of 10, for extreme moisturizing, being fair priced and having THREE languages to go off, AND from what I’ve read online, they are cruelty free!

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~MinJoon

[Review] My Lip Tint Pack by MinJoon

I LOVE THESE! Now I always had a really hard time finding a good lip tint that didn’t smear around and was actually more of a stain than a gloss or lipstick. I got the whole set that includes the colors Virgin Red, Vivid Scarlet, Lovely Peach, Pure Pink, Bubble Pink, and Sexy Red. My Favorites are Lovely Peach and Sexy Red.

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Virgin Red, is your very normal Red color, it is very soft and isn’t like BAM red, its very playful but also could be used for a sexier fierce look.

Vivid Scarlet is almost very in between Red and Orange.. Its amazingly pretty though.

Lovely Peach, Its a very Orange Peach, and I love it, Its not very orange and strange looking

but I find this one to look amazing on my skin, since I have very Winter colored skin, it really warms up my skin tone and makes me look a little more alive and not so dead.

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Pure Pink, Now this is your neon pink, its very pink, I find it to match my normal lip color a little too much to really use it very much, but I do like it.

Bubble Pink, Its very bubble gum colored, I have heard a lot of people say that the two pink colors smell worse than the rest, but I don’t really notice that.

Sexy Red, I LOVE this color, its very I just ate a bunch of cherries and now my lips are stained color. Its very Cherry more than Red, but its very stuttle and not BAM Dark lips! It is the sexiest of them all.

Now with these lip tints, you apply them, wait 10-15 minutes and then peal them off, and they stain your lips. So if you are going out for the day, its best to try these on a day before just incase you don’t like it. I have almost used all of my Sexy Red up, which is okay because each color is sold seprately. I got the whole set pack for around $40 on Amazon. with 2 day shipping. DO NOT BUY THESE ONLINE IN THE SUMMER, I came home an hour after the mail man came and I had to leave them in the fridge for 2 hours to chill down because the heat melted them.

They do stain hands, I’m not too sure about clothing, but I’m not willing to ruin anything to see if they do. These are a must have for Summer in Vegas. It gets hot, you really don’t want make up on your face because you get sweaty, but these are perfect. At first they can be a bit awkward to use, because your used to just putting your lip stick on, and being done with it, but Its good to finish your face, put this on, do your hair and then peal it off and be set for the day/night. My friends enjoy them as well, and have bought them too.

The taste horrible, so don’t lick your lips. They last for a good 8+ hours. Keep your lips hydrated during the day, use your favorite clear gloss or chap-stick to really shine up your lips. I noticed that if you have chap-stick on before putting these on, they won’t stain as well, and won’t dry faster either, and just rub off. so start with dry lips and then hydrate after applying.

I heard of this product through Megan Bowen AKA ChoNunMigookSaram on youtube, and with her recommendation I had to try them, and now I am recommending them to you.

I give them 10/10~~

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-MinJoon