Olive Oil on My Face

I mentioned Sarah Urie in my previous post. I you check out her instagram, you will notice that she sometimes promotes skincare product. 

One of the product she promotes is Omega 3.6.9. from LiftedSkin. I visited LiftedSkin website and found out that Omega 3.6.9 costs $39.00. That’s expensive for me. However, I really fell into “Sarah Urie’s trap” (in a good way) so I still wanted to have facial serum or facial oil. I then bought Wardah pure olive oil.
 
Wardah pure olive oil is not 100% pure, though. I read the ingredients and it has fragrance so I can’t use it for cooking (okay, sorry). When I bought it, it cost Rp 25.000,00 (about $ 2 if I’m not mistaken) so it’s quite affordable. 
 
The problem was, I had no idea how to use olive oil on face. Many sources say to use it for facial massage. Questions: How should I massage my face? Should I use only oil or with something else? How often should I massage my face? Some say to do facial massage before bedtime. Should I wash my face after massage or just let it be there and sleep then wash face after waking up? I know that last question sounds silly but still, please answer any of those question.
 
I “experiment” by mixing face moisturizer and olive oil then I use it to massage by following Annie Jaffrey’s youtube tutorial. I usually do it in the afternoon before nap. How long I wait to wash my face depends on my laziness. Sometimes I fall asleep for about 2 hours then wash my face after waking up. Is my “experiment” right?
 
Does it give me glow or twinkle on my skin? (Imagine twinkle on the skin) I don’t pay enough attention to that. However, it does make my skin smooth.

Dress Shopping

“This dress looks funny,” you pointed a dress.

“Oh, that mermaid cut dress?”

“It’s called mermaid cut? Well, I want to try it.”

You hurried into dressing room before I could respond.

“Do I look like Ariel now?” You asked while posing.

“Hahaha… Yeah, but instead of trying to be human, you ask the prince to be merman.”

“That sounds like something you would do. Oh God, this dress is difficult to walk in,” you said.

“That’s a mermaid dress. Maybe you should swim instead?”

We wandered around the shop again. You tried on dress after dress while making some jokes (well, actually I made more jokes).

“You know, wearing these dresses makes me feel like a fairy tale character. Once I’m a mermaid, then I’m a princess with ball gown ready for masquerade, another time I’m a Greek goddess who blesses and curses anytime I want. I like them but I feel weird to wear them.”

“Maybe we can try to look for tea length dress. It may suit your carefree vibes better. I mean, you don’t have to wear long dress in your wedding,” I offer.

“Really? I’m allowed to do that? Why didn’t you tell me earlier? I thought those white midi dresses are for bridesmaids.”

“I thought you knew. Have you ever read any wedding related stuff?” I asked in disbelief.

“Never. That’s part of your duty as bridesmaid.”

I facepalmed.

P.S. 

“Why isn’t there any bridal shop assistant in this fic?”

“Because it’s fiction (?) I want it that way.”

Green Things in My Fandoms

The prompt is “green” so I’m just going to brainstrom some green things in fandom.

Green is the colour of Slytherin. It’s the house of those cunning folks who use any means to achieve their ends.

Harry Potter has green eyes. It is said that Harry has his mother’s eyes. Rowling said if they were casting Lily, there needed to be a resemblance (in the eyes) but they don’t absolutely have to be green.

The killing curse Avada Kedavra produces green light. On a side note, when writing this, I suddenly want to do flame test experiment and create green flame. I will ask my mother later. She’s a chemistry teacher by the way.

House Tyrell has golden rose on green field as their sigil. They rule the Reach, the most fertile region and thus, the greenest part of Westeros.

There is a song by Panic! At The Disco called That Green Gentleman. I like the lyrics, “Things have changed for me and that’s okay, I feel the same, I’m on my way.” What I don’t understand is the title. Why is the gentleman green? Why is the song given that title? Who wrote the lyrics and who gave the title? What did he think when he pick the title? Then I realise that the only sensible answer is, “Because it’s a song by Panic! At The Disco.”

I realise that I can’t find any green thing related to My Chemical Romance. Well, Gerard Way hasn’t dyed his hair green, has he?

I Love You for Sentimental Reasons

Reading the word “sentimental,” I remember the song “(I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons” by Ivory “Deek” Watson and William “Pat” Best. I found three versions in YouTube. There are two versions by Deek Watson and The Brown Dots and another version by Nat King Cole. Nat King Cole’s version was the one I knew when I heard this song for the first time.

Oxford dictionary defines sentimental as “of the emotions, rather than reason.” I then realise that, many times, I fall in love without understanding the reason. I may learn why I love that person later but sometimes I just don’t know. Does it mean that I love a person for sentimental reasons? Maybe. Or maybe there are reasons that my subconscious mind understands.
 
Now I’m in love again, for sentimental reasons, with Ryan Ross. Oh, it’s not actual love, just another obsession. After Brendon Urie, now Ryan Ross. I’m not sure when this fangirl phase will end. It is said that once you enter a fandom, you will find it difficult to go out.

Fandom Stuff Screenshots

Which quirky habit annoys you the most, and what quirky habit do you love – in yourself, or others.

I have the habit of screenshooting fandom stuff in instagram. I don’t know if this habit is quirky or not but it makes me both annoyed and happy. 
 
It annoys me when I realise that I have screenshot too often and I need to delete some. Deleting fandom stuffs from my phone is more difficult that it sounds. Often, there are things that I can’t let go but it’s actually unimportant.
 
This habit makes me happy when I am sad or bored. Looking at the screenshots of fandom stuff can brighten my mood. 
 

Dance with Me?

Dance with me, will you? You choose the song then we dance. You may look clumsy while I look silly. You can step on my foot and I will make you laugh. It’s okay. Just dance.