Wednesday, 19 October 2011

May the 18th. OOTD

I know… OLD! It’s October already!

Apparently it was still cold enough to use this:

  • Liz Lisa (リズリサ) one piece! Actually shorts on the bottom, it’s not exactly a dress… it’s called rompers, right? Sooooooooooooo immensely comfortable!!!! And warm. They look adorable, if you don’t mind me saying so, and no wind will be any trouble with these! They were sold as a winter item, so I can’t wait for the weather to cool down a bit to use them again! Bought through CLOBBA online.  No, I am not ashamed! Things are very hard around here and getting worst!

  • Tiny cute boots! The soles are not wood, something similar so they are not heavy at all. Perfect for walking around, just don’t run the marathon with them. Well… I certainly can’t!

  • Head piece by Parfois. Lovely and will look good with almost everything.

CLOBBA has been really good. Things are cheaper and by no means, regarding the items I already own, is the quality inferior. Actually it’s exactly the same, since their factories are in China anyway and the fabrics are the same.  And their winter collection is so pretty and cute and British and I LOVE British!!!!


Sunscreen Mentholatum and OMI Japan 4

So the OMI one came along. Contains 40ml, the bottle seems to be almost twice the size. I bought two, afraid that they would also disappear. This one lasted me for a bit more than a month, covering the same body parts. Again it dried my skin a lot, which I compensate with my Avon hand cream. This time my arm started to look a bit whiter! But don’t forget that I had used another one for a month!
Given this situation I can’t tell you which one works better. My personal opinion is all I can provide: I do like the OMI better. The bottle has more product, last longer and costs a bit less. And the truth is, this was the one that I was able “measured” the results and see for myself, comparing with my sister. She is very fair, but gained a bit of colour during the summer and last weekend we compared our arms and mine were quite a bit whiter.
Did it work? Most certainly did and very well indeed!
I’m still using the second OMI bottle sine it’s still hot and the sun still burns. However when the bottle ends I don’t think I will be using it during the cold weather, though.
I know it’s a bit ridiculous not to have any photos of the before and after, but I really did not think of the review when I started using it… I can try and take a picture with my sister to see the difference in our arms. I think it will help, she used no sunscreen at all during the summer and again she got just a tiny bit of colour, she is milky white!
Thanks everyone, hope this helped even without the “evidences”. But I would write something like this if it wasn’t true! Feel free to ask any questions!
P.S. – They have a few different items on their site now, from both brands. But none says they have whitening properties, however the OMI ones seem interesting. Will leave you the links so you can check as well and give your opinion!
As you can see this one is alcohol free, contrary to the others and it’s specific for the face (the others worked for your entire body)

Really want to try this one!!! Seems very good and paraben-free! Must work well for winter!

Sunscreen Mentholatum and OMI Japan 3

Mentholatum lasted me for about a month, using it on my face, neck and bust line, arms and shoulders, ONCE a day. It contains 26ml of milky lotion. Always shake it before using it. DRYED my skin quite a bit! Since I have oily skin on my face, it’s actually very good, however for my already dry hands and arms not so good. That means apply a hand cream that’s very hydrating after and it will balance. At least it’s working for me that way.

Did it work? After a month I did not get darker. I use the car a lot and most of the times the sun always hits my left arm. It did not become darker, nor did my face. However, I did not notice it becoming whiter. After a month, more or less I decided I should give it another try, continuing “the treatment”. Sometimes it takes a while to actually DO something and see results.
And finally part 4... 

Sunscreen Mentholatum and OMI Japan 2

The similarities are:
The consistency of the liquid itself and its colour.  They both look like milk and are very liquid.  
The smell is also the same, except the OMI is stronger. I can’t tell you what they smell like exactly because there is no way to describe it, but none of those fruity and lovely smells. My nose handled it very well.
Both have alcohol. Since the OMI has a stronger smell the alcohol is also more noticeable. I don’t know the percentage, but my skin made no reaction to it either. 

Sunscrren Mentholatum and OMI Japan 1

Here again!
How is everyone doing? This post will be a review about two Japanese sunscreen lotions I have tried since late June, if I’m not mistaken. They also claim to have whitening properties being the reason I bought them, since here there are no whitening lotion, they do the VERY OPPOSITE!

Both were bought from on ebey. Unfortunately both of them are out and I really can’t find the equivalents! I don’t know if they will be reposted for sale or not…

This first one I tried is by Mentholatum (ROTHO). Everything is in Japanese.

This one is by OMI Japan. The reason I got it was because I couldn’t find the new version of the Mentholatum so searched for another one that was wallet friendly as well. I bought two bottles because they were a bit cheaper (around 2 euro) and they have a bit more.
On to the next part...