Umi Monogatari: Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto ;; Sora no Manimani

Umi Monogatari: Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto

The story centers on Marin and Urin, two “pure” sisters who live alongside the fish in the sea, but yearn to be in the world beyond the water and above ground. One day, a beautiful ring falls in the middle of the sea, and Marin and Urin retrieve it. The two decide to leave their waterbound world for the first time to deliver the ring. After an arduous journey, they come across an isolated island where a high school girl named Kanon lives. The encounter between Marin and Kanon — the maiden of the sea and the maiden of the skies — awakens a hidden power as the world is threatened by an enveloping darkness.
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Recommend? No. Anime seemed cute, but the fact that Marin was so whiney when things between her and Urin went bed was really annoying. It felt like 10 out of the 12 episodes was Marin crying and yelling at others for something she didn’t really have much control over. Actually, all of the characters became whiney. Urin because she wouldn’t share Marin with anyone. Kanon because she didn’t like people saying she possesses an evil aura even though she’s the one purposely emitting it and how she won’t let anyone in and snap at them if they try.


Sora no Manimani

Sakura Ooyagi returns to his old hometown in order to start school at Sōei High School. On the first day, he runs into an old childhood friend: a junior named Mihoshi Akeno. As children, the two used to play together, with Mihoshi, or Mii-chan, being extremely fond of astronomy. After convincing Sakura to join the school's astronomy club, another girl, Hime Makita, joins the club in hopes of winning over Sakura. The anime tells the story of the 6 club members as they soar through their lives, each maturing and changing their outlooks on life.
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Recommend? Maybe. It’s not a bad anime, but it may be a bit forgettable for some. It’s a bit weird how Ooyagi was practically forced into the astronomy club and he stayed in it all the while complaining about being in it. Mihoshi is one of those characters that don’t really care about other people’s feelings because she’s too obsessed with whatever she wants instead. Despite those things, I think it always gets a bit heartwarming when we see the characters experiencing stargazing in full effect. When do we ever get the chance to see the starlit sky without all the light pollution going on in cities, right?

Glossybox October 2012

This was my last Glossybox because of the price hike from $15 to $21 a month. They gave the Venus razor again ::-_-::.. I feel like they still had extra stock from the summer and decided to just stick it into our boxes because we’re leaving them anyways.



Jouviance // Rejuvenating Anti-Aging Cream

[[ Extremely luxurious face cream, gently forumulated to hydrate and increase the firmness of your skin. ]]
Full Size: 50mL/$93.50 || Received: 5mL/$9.35

ModelCo // Flipstick Lip Duo

[[ SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss can be worn alone or layered over LIPSTICK Lip couture for hours of unbeatable shine in a shade of perfect October pink! ]]
Full size: (Combination of two items) Valued at $38.75 || Received: Two items in one/$38.75 *FULL SIZED*

Zoya // Nail Polish (Emme)

[[ We hand-picked four of the prettiest pinks to represent the diverse women effected by breast cancer all over the world. Toxin Free! ]]
Full Size: 15mL/$8.00 || Received 15mL/$8.00 *FULL SIZED*

Sebastian Professional // Trilliance Shampoo & Conditioner

[[ Cleanses and polishes the hair surface to enable greater light reflection, creating gorgeous natural shine. ]]
Full Size (Shampoo): 250mL/$15.79 || Received: 50mL/$3.16
Full Size (Conditioner): 250mL/$16.59 || Received:50mL/$3.32

Gilette Venus // Venus & Olay Razor

[[ Venus & Olay: Boost your shave and help lock-in skin’s moisture with the top-of-the-line in disposable razors! ]]
Full Size: $16.99/each || Received: One Razor/$16.99 *FULL SIZED*

Approximate value of box: $79.57
The items in this box weren’t bad, but I’m a bit annoyed at the fact that they did a repeat with the razor. Shouldn’t they wow us with the last box that’s priced at $15 to try and keep their customers? I think if anything it just gives people the last push to make them think they made the right choice by unsubscribing before they get charged $21 a box.

The Relation Of Face, Mind And Love ;; Hero

The Relation Of Face, Mind And Love

Handsome, successful, and talented, life is good for Kang Tae-poong, a world renowned architect who seem to live the dream of all men. But one day an automobile accident leaves him with a visual impairment that makes unattractive women seem attractive to him. Right then, Wang Soh-jung, a homely looking pet magazine reporter comes into his life. Kang thinks she is a flawless beauty until his ailment is cured and he is no longer able to recognize the woman he has fallen in love with.


I’m actually a big fan of Kang Ji Hwan so I wanted to check this movie out. He was really good in Capital Scandal! I watched Lee Ji Ah before in Beethoven Virus. The movie was obviously predictable, but did it have a unique spin on story? Not particularly.

I don’t really know if it was because of the quality of the movie that I had, but I couldn’t see Soo Jung’s imperfections. Aside from her non-perfect teeth I couldn’t really see anything on her face. Which is why I couldn’t really understand why everyone was so turned off by her in the movie. What I could understand was a factor for people being turned off are her weird impersonation of animals ::blinkblink::.

I don’t feel like Ji Hwan played the conceited, pretty boy role that well in this movie. Which is kind of weird since he played that in Capital Scandal. Perhaps it is because Capital Scandal has action in it too so he’s not completely limited to that role. I think when he found out that Soo Jung’s actually not as attractive as he thought she was while he was suffering from a visual impairment, it was a little over the top. The fact that she was right in front of him and they were on the phone with each other? Not believable. The fact that the doctor told him he has a visual impairment and even used the exact example of seeing an ugly girl as beautiful, but he doesn’t seem to hear that?? The ending in general was just so-so. I thought it was so stupid when Soo Jung had to experience the impairment and the way she reacted. A forgettable movie that didn’t bring a unique spin on a story that’s been told countless times.

2/5



Hero is the story of Korea's top reporters and ordinary citizens fighting against the society elite's abuse of power. Working as a reporter for a racy tabloid called the Monday Seoul, Jin Do Hyuk uses any means necessary to get a scoop. One day, he goes to interview Jo Yong Deok, the boss of the Axe gang, who suggests that they start their own newspaper. Do Hyuk lies about the credentials of his former co-workers when he introduces them to Jo Yong Deok as potential hires for the newspaper venture. With his former co-workers on board, he is able to launch the Yongdeok Daily together with Yong Deok. But the newly hired reporters soon find themselves sucked into a huge conspiracy that could utterly ruin their lives.
I was excited to watch something with Lee Junki again since the last time I watched one of his dramas was Time Between Dog & Wolf. This drama didn’t receive much attention though even with Junki in it. I guess I can understand why since it’s definitely not one that would deserve an award or anything. Initially I thought this drama was going to be a more light-hearted comedy. That was what I was looking for anyway. Instead it turned out to be sort of a crime/drama genre. Do Hyuk later learns of a big secret that changes his life and he decided he had to right the wrong.

Jo Yong Deok probably had the easiest part in the drama. He didn’t have to do anything. Aside from one of his first appearances in the drama where he flips out on Choi Il Doo, he literally has no emotions at all. All he does is stand there with an indifferent face and occasionally smiles. He doesn’t give off an air of authority, which I think was what he was going for when he has on his face void of any emotion.

Kang Hae Seong’s character is a bit confusing too. I don’t quite understand his huge hatred of Do Hyuk. I’m guessing he’s just jealous and doesn’t want any one to get in his way, but it’s not like Do Hyuk would’ve really gotten in his way to success in life. I also don’t get why he didn’t team up up Do Hyuk later on either. He just has to be stubborn and go his own way even though there’s a solution that doesn’t involve hurting himself so much.

3/5

Glymm October 2012

I saw that there’s news of the product card being back, but I didn’t get one in my bag. I’m not sure if it’s true or not haha. Apparently there’s going to be a new box coming out from Glymm – GlymmMAMA.



Lash Card // Lash Card

[[ Lash Card to the rescue! These patented Lash Cards are individually wrapped, easy-to-use, and disposable — which is important for good makeup hygiene. Use it at home or slip it into your clutch for when you’re on-the-go to create those irresistible lashes. ]]
Full Size: 10 Pack/$6.99 || Received: 2 Cards // $1.40

Femme Couture // Lightening Lash Mascara

[[ Irresistable lashes? Check.
This mascara builds lashes without clumping and lasts from day to night.The lengthning formula and extreme lash amplifier grabs each lash to life by separating and extending them.
]]
Full Size: 11.3g/$8.99 || Received: 11.3g/$8.99

Cyberderm // H2O Hydration & Every Morning Sun Whip

[[ H20 Hydration provides calming relief from the day’s stress and great anti-aging benefits. This olive based moisturizer mimics the skin’s own barrier, allowing its active ingredients to penetrate deeply.

With summer over, you may have packed away your sunscreen with your beach bag but that is not where it belongs! It belongs on your bathroom counter where you can apply it every morning. While the UVB Burning Rays may be less intense in the fall through to the spring, the UVA Aging Rays are consistent all year round- rain or shine. About 90 percent of the visible changes commonly attributed to aging are caused by the sun- and protecting against daily exposure is just as important as protecting yourself on the beach. Worse- sun damage is believed to cause 90% of non-melanoma skin cancer and 65% of melanomas and most are potentially preventable.

This Every Morning Sun Whip SPF 25 gives you excellent UVB and UVA protection with its 15% zinc oxide and 7.5% encapsulated octinoxate. It’s also aesthetically elegant with its cashmere matte finish and goes beautifully under your make-up. ]]
Full Size: (H2O Hydration) 50mL/$60.00 || Received: ??
Full Size: (Every Morning Sun Whip) 50mL/$38.00 || Received: ??

Miss Jessie’s // Baby Buttercreme

[[ This splendid moisture blend is essential for softening and growing out natural hair.
Apply a nickel sized dollop to instantly soften dry, crunchy curls. Excellent for taming hairline edges, moisturizing pony puffs, two strand twists, coils, braids, naturals.
]]
Full Size: 16oz/$58.00 || Received: 2oz/$7.25

Johnson & Johnson // Johnson’s Baby Oil

[[ While waiting for the special edition box, this Johnsons & Johnsons baby oil is perfect for taking off your makeup – it even removes that mascara that you’re about to try before you buy. It’s also ideal for shaving, resulting in silky smooth legs. Get mega moisture from this multi-purpose tried and true remedy. ]]
Full Size: ?? || Received: 88mL