Thursday, 4 June 2009
Magazine Scans & Talk
I'm at home today, as I have sick leave from the doctors! I have a fever and cough that's now controlled by the meds so I have been quite "busy" at home, watching tv, laying in bed, sleeping and reading. Fortunately, over the weekend, I recently got some magazines from Kinokuniya, so I have new reading materials. L'officiel magazine comes with what Kinokuniya claims is a S$100plus sunscreen! So worth it! What? They are giving it away free with a S$5.90 magazine? I had to get it! Hahaha. I don't know this brand at all. I suppose Kinokuniya can't be lying. LOL. L'officiel isn't really very exciting in terms of content and layouts. Very typical "fashion magazine" like Vogue, with boring fashion spreads featuring moody photography and models, though it tries to give an up-market feel with many brand labels. An article in L'officiel magazine stated that chemical sunscreens might be a possible cause of skin cancers! According to the article, "Although sunscreen protects against sunburn, there is no proof they protect against carcinomas (malignant cancers)..." It is stated that "... various studies have linked sunscreen usage to high incidences of melanomas ... " Further, "... UV blockers [are] made of synthetic chemicals. They are designed to absorb large doses of UVA and UVB radiation, converting them into free radicals that pave the way for cancer to develop." OMG, this means we should hurry up and get physical sunscreens instead! I so prefer Japanese magazines! With detailed fashion and makeup tips geared towards the seasons' trends, and focussed on specific styles and age-groups. I like Sweet alot, even though it seems to be targetted for the younger person. I am a Loli at heart (though I've never gone into Cosplay) and I always try to find ways to incorporate sweet and pretty into my life. So, eg, I can take ideas from Sweet and adapt it for an older me. Do you know of any Sweet or Loli type of magazines for the older woman? :D And the freebie from More is so cute, and includes 2 pens! I love these quirky types of lettering. I was kinda thrilled to see that this print is actually part of the new Coach Poppy collection. I can't read Japanese, but is the Poppy range exclusive to Japan? I don't see them on the US website. Can someone CP me some Coach from Japan? LOL. *sigh* Maybe another trip to Japan is in store. *sigh* Coach is getting more and more quirky, I'd love to get some of their new bags for casual use, if only they didn't price themselves so "up-market". Eg. I really like their Bonnie bag but why is it so expensive? By the way I'm having a blog sale over at a new Sale Blog called Beautification Stuff, which I'll be adding lots of makeup and skincare to as I find more stuff I'm no longer using that could go to better homes. I'm also trying out putting up my scrapbooking stuff for sale, before putting it up on ebay. © Copyright. All rights reserved.