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The Heart Wants to Shout

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“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”
…Until you actually realise how much words can actually hurt.

I’ve been wanting to watch The Anthem of the Heart (心が叫びたがってるんだ。/Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.) after hearing that it was from the creators of Anohana. I loved Anohana, and I was hoping that I’d enjoy their new movie too. I finally had the time to watch it last night, and I must say that it didn’t disappoint.

The heroine of the story, Naruse Jun, used to be a cheerful girl who loved talking. She dreamed of attending a ball at the castle on top of the hill one day. When she saw her father driving out of the castle with another woman one day, she happily told her mother about it, not knowing that the “castle” was actually a love hotel, and that she had caught her father having an affair.Her mother repeatedly mentioned that Jun talked too much, and told her to never speak of what she had seen again. Her parents eventually divorced, and when she asked her father why he had to leave, he told her that it was “all her fault, since she’s such a chatterbox”. Thinking that it was her words that caused her family to break up, Jun decided to seal away her words to prevent further tragedy from happening. From then on, she would get a stomachache every time she tried to speak.




[review] CEZANNE Skin Conditioner High Moist

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My skin was dry while I was in Bangkok, and applying makeup just made the dryness even more obvious. I chanced upon Cezanne’s Skin Conditioner High Moist at the nearby drug store, and decided to get it since I remembered hearing good things about it. I’ve been using it for close to a month now, and I love this stuff!

Cezanne Skin Conditioner High Moist is a whitish, watery toner. It is fragrance-free, colorant-free, mineral oil-free and mildly acidic. It contains:

  • Human ceramides: ceramide AP, ceramide NP, ceramide EOP
  • Plant-derived moisturizing ingredients and hyaluronan:
    sodium hyaluronate, sodium acetyl hyaluronate, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • Collagen
  • Amino acids: serine, lycine, glycine, alanine, arginine, threonine, proline

Ceramides help to protect skin from dryness, while hyaluronan and amino acids aid in protecting and hydrating the skin.

You can use this lotion by patting it in with your hand, or by pouring some onto cotton pads and applying it to your face. I personally just pat it in with my hands. It absorbs quickly, and I love how moisturized and soft my skin feels after using this. Another great thing about this lotion is how affordable is it. It retails around ¥‎700 for a 500ml bottle, and is still very affordable even if you buy it at a higher price online. You can use it for a lotion mask or even apply it to your body without feeling bad. Cezanne’s website states that a bottle can last for 4 months, but I’m sure it’ll last way longer than that for me.



Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Coix Seed extract, Ceramide AP, Ceramide NP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Sodium hyaluronate, Sodium acetylated hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, Succinoyl atelocollagen, Soybean seed extract, Glutamic acid, Aloe vera juice, Lemon extract, Rosemary Leaf extract, Hops Flower extract, Pinus Sylvestris Cone extract, Equisetum Arvense extract, Sodium PCA, Serine, Lysine, Glycine, Alanine, Arginine, Threonine, Proline, Cholesterol, Betaine, Allantoin, Sorbitol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethyl cellulose, Xanthan gum, Sodium lauroyl lactylate, Carbomer, (Styrene/VP) copolymer, Methyl paraben, Propyl paraben



Cezanne Skin Conditioner High Moist can be bought from Amazon, Amazon Japan and @cosme shopping.