Saturday, August 27, 2011

27 August 2011

Rains do fall more often by the end of August~
The weather, which in breeze and chill condition,
made me 'hibernate' (nearly) in this season~

Apart from that, i feel Bored recently.
Luckily, there is something else for me to spend with.
Thanks to my mom, for buying me a new cam.
Im exploring it now~
hopping to have a good shot.

Taking shot of my once-upon-a-timed gift.
Love the colours of the swans.
Unfortunately, i cant found these colour papers around my hometown anymore.

How could we miss out mooncakes when Mid-Autumn Festival is around the corner?

Just a random shot of my mom's flowers.

I like this when it is in black and white mode.
Hope i have a chance to follow my friend for outdoor photoshooting before i return to my uni this september~
A try at least~

Besides, my cam has a vari-angle TFT LCD.
So, you can turn the LCD facing yourself.
I have a try on this.
Well, here comes the session where i shall call it SS session.
(Caution: Pls Discontinue reading this when you're feeling nausea.)

Wearing 'magnifiying' lens,
but without eye make up made me looked extremely weird.
Perhaps wearing a normal lens will be better.
Things must come in full set i think~
All-or-none concept will do~

Just have a gathering with my classmates today.
Im happy to meet with those that went overseas.
(it's really a Long LONG time since our last met.)

Also, we received this KitKat from two of them.(Desmond and Yang Herk.)
Thank you very much!
(although i kept complaining about the lack of sincerity in both of you for not writing words behind it.Well, i was just joking. Hope you guys won't mind.)

~Japan's KitKat~
(in green tea favour-if im not mistaken. Im not sure whether if the word-抹茶means green tea.)
Well differentiated with those from Malaysia.

I have gone through 4-months holidays.
and there are only 12 days left behind.
Im Really SAD for the leaving home soon.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Different Experience

Last week, I have a photoshooting session,
with sunset as theme.

It was a kinda rush decision.
and we are having not much luck on that day.
As we arrived the jetty,
there is a notice board blocking at the entrance.
We were informed that the visiting session have passed,
and we are prohibited to enter.

So, we planned to take a few shots outside the entrance.
As things are prepared, the rain dropped.
Our efforts have been WASTED!

As we were determined,
we changed our mind, planning to do it indoor.
(which is the ONLY way)

In the end,
we were having the session in an abandoned building.
Instead of flaring sunlight,
the building is filled with dusts,spiders' web, faeces and BATS!
Felt a bit frightful in there~

The only pic i got from photographer~
My eyes make up is obviously not heavy enough.
Next time i have to 'aggravate' the makeup on my eyes.

IT's SS time again!
(if you are disgusted by me, just go ahead and vomit!)
I've face some troubles for drawing eyeliner
putting fake eyelashes in the front part of my eyelids.
The result-My eyelids' front part look weird~

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cancer Shock in Cosmetics & Daily Use Products

Yesterday, my mom's colleague visited us and talk to me about those chemical products.
Then, she lent me a small booklet which was named>> Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Cosmetics & Daily Use Products. The booklet is published by CAP (Consumers' Association of Penang)
I was a bit freak out after reading it. And i would like to share it out here.

In this guide, there are a list of cancer hazards, which includes :
  • Face creams/lotions, body lotions & baby lotions
  • Baby baths, body foam/shower cream & soaps
  • Facial cleanser, scrubs and masks
  • Make up removers & toners
  • Eyeshadows
  • Eyebrow pencils, eyeliners & mascara
  • Shampoos
  • Hair conditioners
  • Foundation & compact/loose powder
  • Lipsticks& lip glosses
  • Deodorants & nail polish
  • Perfumes
  • Shaving creams/lotions & aftershaves
  • Toothpastes
  • Mouthwashes
  • Sunscreens
They includes world-famous brands, trusted local household names and direct-selling products.
(i better not to name them here)
Most of those products contain carcinogens.
  1. Human carcinogens
  • mineral oil
  • coal tar ingredients (i.e. phenylenediamines. synthetic colours and saccharin)
  • benzene derivatives (chemicals labelled as just "fragrance" on products)
  • talc
  • FD&C Blue Bo.1
  • FD&C Yellow No.5
  • FD&C Yellow No. 6
  • D&C Red No. 33
According to them, suntreated and mildly treated mineral oils, coal tar, benzene and talc contain asbestiform fibres. They are among 4 of 70 chemicals classified as Group 1 carcinogens, by World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer ( IARC).

2. Regulated carcinogens
  • formaldehyde
  • 2-bromo-2-nitropropane,1,3-diol ( BNPD/Bronopol)
  • urea
  • diazolidinyl urea
  • imidazolidinyl urea
  • DMDM hydantoin
  • Quaternium-15
3. Mutagenic & potentially carcinogenic chemicals
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
  • Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES-the alcohol form of SLS)

4. Carcinogenic cosmetics long known
  • nitrosamines
There is also a statement claims that--20 different chemicals used regularly in hair colouring products are potential human carcinogens.

5. Chemicals that can form potent carcinogens
  • diethanolamine (DEA- used as a wetting agent in cosmetics)
  • nitrosodiethanolamine(NDELA-formed by the interaction bet. DEA with nitrite preservatives or contaminants in cosmetics or toiletries)
  • DEA-related ingredients(eg: Steearamide DEA, Lauramide DEA and Cocamide DEA)
  • Triethanolamine(TEA)
  • TEASodium lauryl sulfate ( often used in cosmetics to adjust pH, and as a thicker and foam booster.)
  • Padimate-O ( or octyl dimethyl PABA, can also form nitrosamines.)

P/S : "So do many leading brands of baby products. And XXX, whose product sales are built on a reputation of containing natural ingredients, also offers products containing this chemical,"the book says.

6. Chemicals that can be contaminated with carcinogenic impurities
The products are identifiable by the prefixes, words or syllables:
  • "PEG"
  • "-eth-"
  • "-oxynol-"
  • "polyethylene"
  • "polyethylene glycol"
  • "polyoxyethylene"
  • polysorbate 60/
In conclusion, PROBABLY all products sold in the market are UNSAFE.
So, my question- How we human are going to survive? or Can we survive without these products?