Wow, I can’t believe it’s been an entire year since I first started this blog! I just wanted to say thank you for the 1.7k follows. Every time you guys like or reblog one of my sets, it makes me very happy and encourages me to make more. Shout out to my RSS and email subscribers as well!!
Let’s have another great year together! (◠ヮ◠✿)
"At the moment, the most effective body mask resulting from my experiments involves mixing soured milk with ten drops of lemon juice, the extract of thirty roses, the extract of ten stalks of lavender, and a small amount of flour. After the mixture is ready, I would lather it all over my body, set a pot of water on the fire, and use the steam produced to give my entire body a good steaming for an hour." — The Legend of Sun Knight
When I first read The Legend of Sun Knight by Yu Wo (the author of 1/2 Prince), I scoffed at Sun Knight’s whitening mask. Sour milk? The extract of thirty roses? Sounded like a bunch of eloquent bullshit Yu Wo pulled out of her ass, only to serve as comic relief throughout the novel series.
It wasn’t until a year later that I overcame my distaste of the sparkling shota art style and began reading the manhua:
At this time I gave the mask more serious consideration and then realized the recipe isn’t just a bunch of random, nice-sounding ingredients—in fact, it’s really good for your skin! Yu Wo, being the genius she is, selected highly effective ingredients with well-known skincare uses:
Sour milk: lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, exfoliates dead skin cells; contains “friendly” microflora promote healthy skin; high fat content leaves skin supple and moisturized
Lemon juice: antioxidant vitamin C brightens skin and keeps it youthful; natural bleaching agent; high acidity increases cell turnover
Rose: prized for its beauty and health benefits; antiseptic, astringent, and anti-inflammatory; soothes and nourishes dry, sensitive, and/or aging skin
Lavender: antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory; speeds up the healing of wounds, scars, and bug bites; calming scent often used to treat insomnia and stress
Flour: used as a thickening agent
Steam: softens skin and opens pores; increases skin permeability and therefore enhances absorption
Once I had this epiphany, I had to try it out for myself. But let’s be real—I’m way too lazy to extract thirty roses and ten lavender stalks. Sour milk requires just as much effort: raw, unpasteurized milk is a rarity nowadays in the States, so just finding a supplier is a pain in the butt, and then you have to let it spoil. Um, no thanks.
Thus I put together a makeshift recipe with more readily available ingredients that I already had on hand:
「1 to 1」Natsume Version ("Nee")by Asahina Natsume (CV: Maeno Tomoaki)
from BROTHERS CONFLICT Bonus CD Vol.7
Just to let you guys know, I’ve updated the BroCon ringtone pack. It now includes Subaru and Natsume text tones from Bonus CD Vol.7.