Archive for February, 2012

Hi Everybody,

How can we create an aura of glamour around us, like an actress?

(If you have not read the previous blog, http://wp.me/p1NJvq-ly)

Today, I will introduce some tips we can try from today.

 Skin – Translucent Skin

Only smooth, firm and elastic skin will not create an aura.

What we need is “translucent skin”.

When skin looks luminous, it radiates from inner skin, not from the surface of the skin.

The light reflecting from the inner skin creates a luminious skin.

And the light should be bright because radiant skin is dazzling,

That’s why the light bouncing from bright skin creates an aura which attracts people.

I think this translucent effect cannot be expected if you put too much makeup on.

Also, the important thing is our skin has to look fresh and lively.

Think about a doll. The doll may be pretty, but it does not have an aura because it is not alive.

Actually, when our cells activate and create energy, our skin shows vitality.

No wonder a bride has a beautiful aura around her as she uses the effect of “White Light” and “Vitality (I believe her inner happiness must show on her face too)”.

 Hair Style

If you look after your hair and style your hair nicely, it will create a clear and beautiful aura around you.

But on the other hand, if you perfect your hair style, there is a possibility that it may become bad taste.

Especially, the hair style you may see on the poster at hair salon could look a bit silly on us. The hair style which is a little bit out of the current fashion is not good either.

So, what style can create an aura of glamour around us?

Orthodox hair style which is not influenced by the fashion or the era – for example, wavy long hair and super sleek straight long hair can create a beautiful aura.

Sprinkle silver glitter on 5 to 6 places on your face.

People may notice it is glitter, but it is amazing that it will become like an aura.

Do not put them too much as you are not a Christmas tree 🙂

Select the texture that can create the impression of “moist” rather than “dry”. Using pearl eyeshadow could be a good idea. Put it slightly on your eyelid and cheek bones.

People who have done exercise have face with pink cheeks. You can feel their energy and vitality although you cannot see them. Actually, this sometimes can create some aura. So, remember to use a pinkish or rosy shades on your cheeks which make you look lively.

 And Last Tip…

If you change your appearance which is totally different from your former image, you can create an aura around you.

For example, when you change your makeup, cut your hair very short or dress up nicely, you will create an aura naturally.

Remember when you show a different “You” from usual, you always release an aura.

Hope you will create an aura of glamour around you and become like a shinning star!

Thank you for reading and ciao for now.

Yoko xoxo

(Reference:X Brand http://xbrand.yahoo.co.jp/category/beauty/4737/2.html)


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Hi Everybody,

Do you sometimes see a woman who is not particulary beautiful, but who has somewhat of an aura of glamour around her?

Why is she like that?

And how can we become like her?

One of the reasons why she looks beautiful is that she perceives herself as beautiful.

You may think she is just narcissistic.

Yes, you are probably right, but this is a very important element to create an aura of glamour around you.

When you are aware of people’s eye on you, you can create even a small aura of glamour around you.

If you perceive yourself as beautiful, you will become aware of people’s eye on you.

You make an effort to find a hair style and clothes which can make you the most beautiful.

Even your manner and movement will be refined and elegant.

Whether you are beatiful or not is determined by your demeanour, style and atmosphere around you.

The important thing is whether you are able to create your “beautiful appearance” or not.

That is why anybody can become beautiful if you put your mind to it.

A woman who perceives herself as beautiful looks after herself very well.

She takes her time to improve her appearance and dress herself.

This passion of her creates an aura of glamour around her – That’s true!

Sometimes, I am surprised to see an actress becoming beautiful very quickly although she looked a bit unsophisticated when she started to be exposed in public.

In fact, she devotes all her energies to make herself beautiful as a professional because she is always exposed to people’s eyes. That’s why she has become beatiful at a rate of knots.

At the same time, she create an aura of glamour around her and starts sparkling like a diamond.

In the next blog, I will speak about easy tips how we can create an aura of glamour around us.

Thank you for reading and ciao for now.

Yoko xoxo

(Reference:X Brand http://xbrand.yahoo.co.jp/category/beauty/4737/2.html)

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Hi Everybody,

In the last blog, I spoke about what you can do when your skin is oily in the morning http://wp.me/p1NJvq-jd

Here are the check points of your skin in the morning if you have not read it as yet. http://wp.me/p1NJvq-iv

So, what can you do when your skin is more dry than usual in the morning?

If your skin is very dry or more dry than usual, you may not want to use your facial cleansing foam or soap.

“Just rinse your face with lukewarm water.”

Especially if you use a facial cleanser or soap with a strong cleansing power, it will remove your natural skin oil and moisture content.

If you want to wash your face with a cleanser or soap,  make sure that you make a very good lather and put the foam on your forehead and nose first and gently massage.

Then put the rest of the foam on other areas of your face and gently massage a little quicker than usual.

After this, rinse your face well with lukewarm water.

It is a good idea to question yourself whether you have done something different on the previous day.

Did I drink alcohol too much last night?

Was I in the room with air conditioning for a long time?

Didn’t I drink enough water yesterday?

Did I go to bed later than usual?

Our skin is not in the same condition everyday, so it is wise to modify our skin care routine and life style, depending on our skin condition.

Also, try to remember your successful skin care which you have done. Which skin care has worked well under what skin condition?

Small cares like this will contribute to your healthy and beautiful skin and improve your skin overtime.

Thank you for reading and ciao for now.

Yoko xoxo

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Hi Everybody,

Firstly, I want to say “Thank you very much” to all of my followers on Twitter, Facebook and this Blog.

Without your contribution and warm support, I would not have reached this “1000 followers mark“on Twitter.

Now, I would like to have a giveaway competition to show my appreciation.

You can enter this competition anywhere in the world, so I hope many people will participate and enjoy this.

Here are the details of the giveaway…!

   Two winners will be nominated

   Each winner is able to choose one product from okoii Natural Skin Care

  This competition will end 1st March 2012 12:00pm EST


All you have to do is:

1.  Follow (subscribe) this blog.

Enter your email address in the “Email Subscription” on the right

2Follow Twitter (Click “Follow”on the right)


Like our facebook “Club okoii” on the right.

3. This is optional, but I would be very grateful if you did the following.
Optional 1: Tweet the following “I entered @okoii_nsc 1000 Followers Giveaway! http://wp.me/p1NJvq-jB
Optional 2: Leave any comment on our facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Club-okoii/192206107483085 )

4. Enter your comment (below) choosing product name from the okoii products webpage, and the reason why you chose the product. The chosen product is what you may win.
To choose a product, go to http://www.okoii.com/products.php


Please ask me if you have any questions about this giveaway and our products.

Looking forward to your entry and hope you will enjoy the competition !

Thank you again

Yoko xoxo

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Hi Everybody,

In the previous blog, I spoke about why it is important to check your skin condition in the morning before washing your face.

If you have not read it, please read this post. ->  http://wp.me/p1NJvq-iv

You wake up in the morning, check you skin condition and find out your skin is a bit more oily than your usual.

What can you do ?

1. Wash your face with a mild face cleanser or soap with lukewarm water.

2. Splash cold water 10 times at the last stage of your face washing.

3. Use a floral water to make a toner masque. I personally like a pure rosemary infused water for this.

4. Get one sheet of paper towel and cut it into strips that cover your forehead, cheek, nose, under nose, and chin. You can use a cotton pad, but you may have to use a lot of floral water.

5. Dampen the paper towel pieces with floral water and spread each piece on your face.

6. Leave it for between 10-15 minutes. If you have time, leave it on for 30 minutes.

7. Apply a moisturiser or cream after removing the paper towel strips.

I actually love this floral water masque because my skin becomes very clear and soft. It is more refreshing than using a face masque. You can try this floral water masque even though your skin is not oily.

Thank you for reading this post and ciao for now.

Yoko xoxo

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Hi Everybody,

Today, I would like to ask you a question.

“What is the first step for your skin care in the morning?”

I am sure many people would say,

Washing my face is the first thing I do in the morning.”

I thought my skin care for the day would not start without washing my face first.

In a way, it is true, but…

There is a very important thing you want to do before washing your face.

Look at yourself in the mirror, touch your skin and check your skin condition”

The below is the check points.

How is your skin tone?

Does your skin look clear or dull?

Any sagging around your lips and eyes?

More wrinkles showing, compared to the previous day?

When you touch…

Is your skin smooth?

Is your skin elastic?

Is your skin oily or dry?

It would be a good idea to use two mirrors: one is a big mirror you can see your entire face and another hand mirror so you can see details of your skin.

Unfortunately, a lot of women repeat the same skin care routine regardless of their skin condition.

If you would always like to keep a good skin condition, you may want to modify your skin care routine.

It is not hard to do so.

I will talk about how we should modify our skin care when we find some differences in our skin in the morning.

Thank you for reading and ciao for now.

Yoko xoxo

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Hi Everybody,

Valentine’s Day is coming soon.

Let’s try to increase our “Love Hormone” towards Valentine’s Day. Shall we?

Bimajyo (Beauty Witch in Japanese) must be the expert for this…

Today, I will share with you Bimajyo secrets for increasing “Love Hormone” which I have selected from various sources.

Are you falling in love with somebody right now? No…? Your heart does not pound anymore when you see your loved one?

That’s okay

There are several women’s hormones that could create the state as if you were falling in love. As we know, women who are in love are beautiful.

Bimajyo regularly eat some foods that help increase women’s hormones. No wonder they look younger and sparkling!

So, what do Bimajyo eat?

It may be a good idea to check your iron level from time to time. I check it once a year at the GP 🙂

If your iron level is low, it affects not only your health but also your skin complexion too.

Prune has a lot of components which are the source of women’s hormones. Some Bimajyo cook bacon and spinach on a fry pan, so that she can eat a lot of spinach. She says that this makes her skin color look more healthy and improves the circulation of her body.  Let’s make our cheek naturally pink like we are in love.

Main food including Iron: Prune, Spinach, Liver, shellfish, Seaweed, Soybean

Bimajyo take high quality healthy oil everyday, which helps increase the quality of estrogen.

Estrogen affects the appearance. For example, the skin looks radiant, and the waist becomes slender.

Isoflavone has the similar effect to estrogen.  Actually, “Miso Soup” is effective in increasing isoflavone.

You can make Miso Soup easily at home. Please try it.

Main food including Omega 3: Flaxseed Oil, Salmon, Blue Fish such as Sardine and Mackarel.


Do you feel guilty when you eat chocolate?  Maybe, you should not feel so bad about it, considering a women’s hormone.

Chocolate containes Phenethylamine (PEA) which will be released when you are in love, and dopamine which is a feel-good chemical released from your brain.

Red wine and cheese also contain PEA and dopamine.

Having increased PEA & dopamin, you can be in the similar state as you are in love.

It is said you can increase PEA level by thinking of your happy romance in the past and reading a romantic novel.

Main food including PEA & Dopamine: Flaxseed oil, Coconut Oil, Chocolate, Cheese, Cocoa, Honey, Red wine and etc…

Hmmm… I guess I will read a romantic novel with red wine & cheese tonight and see if I l will look beautiful tomorrow morning.

Thank you for reading and ciao for now

Yoko xoxo

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