Sunday, July 29, 2012


I bought this a long, long time ago but never got around to reviewing it. I've since then finished all of the product and refilled my tin with The Body Shop body butter. I believe STEAMCREAM is a sister company to Lush, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Review: Princess Mimi Chocolate Brown Circle Lens

I'd ordered this pair of circle lens from Pinky Paradise during one of their Buy 2 Get 1 Free sales since I really like the Princess Mimi circle lens in Sesame Grey and wanted to see if these would look more natural on me.

Monday, July 23, 2012

My Birthday

Not to be vain (says the girl who posts tons of selcas on her blog), but I just wanted to post a quickie since today was my birthday. Big hugs and kisses to everyone for wishing me a happy birthday!!

I have to say Monday birthdays are lame and this year my birthday was quite tame, especially compared to last year (last year was crazy fun, keke, too much fun) or any other birthday where alcohol was involved. I'm leaving tomorrow to Las Vegas for the rest of the week though. It's a family trip so I don't expect to get crazy but I do look forward to shopping, lounging, and hopefully beating the heat. I'll be back next week to post birthday hauls and what not. I was going to post a review today but I've scheduled it for later this week since I won't be able to blog while in Vegas (hehe, blog while in Vegas).

I honestly don't feel much older or more accomplished than I did in these pictures below (although I do wish for that baby soft skin and uber shiny hair).

Saturday, July 21, 2012

N Seoul Tower on Namsan Mountain

Ahh we've come at last to the final post about my trip to Seoul! (Not counting hauls, keke.) This is a continuation of my very long day from my last post. Even though I didn't get to visit a hanok village in Seoul, I did get to see a few traditional houses simply by walking around Jongno.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul

Hul~...I'm nearing the end of my Seoul trip posts. I did a lot on my last Sunday there so I've broken it into separate posts. This is a continuation of my day after visiting all of those K-pop entertainment headquarters. I met up with a friend in Jongno or "Bell Street." I liked this area of Seoul because it's rather traditional looking, with small, quaint streets and has a lot of traditional architecture as well as Buchon Hanok Village 북촌한옥마을 (traditional Korean houses). I was a little disappointed I didn't get to visit Buchon (too much time spent visiting K-pop headquarters) but I did visit Changdeokgung Palace 창덕궁.

First stop though was food! Of course I'd been in the mood for KBBQ, especially Samgyupsal 삼겹살, which is basically thick slices of Korean pork belly (like bacon).

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Review: Etude House Darling Cream (Snail Healing)

I'd heard that snail products were the latest rage in Korean skin care products so of course, I had to pick up at least one item to try while I was in Korea! In general, snail mucin is supposed to be beneficial for skin due to its anti-aging and acne-reducing properties. Naturally I was both curious and eager to see if it would actually work for me. Most Korean skin care brands carry at least one snail mucin product so there are many options to choose from. I decided to try the Etude House Darling Cream (Snail Healing).

Thursday, July 12, 2012

SM, JYP, Cube and YG Buildings in Seoul

While in Seoul, I was able to check out the locations of SM, JYP, Cube, and YG Entertainment headquarters. I didn't actually go inside (I don't think that's possible unless there's an audition going on) but just visited briefly, like a tourist + fangirl, and took pictures outside, keke.

I'd found directions online, but for some reason can't find them right now. It's just as well as the directions were a little faulty. However you can look up their addresses and map out your route should you ever decide to visit. I do remember that SM was a short subway ride away from JYP, which is literally about a small block away from Cube (like a 1-2 minute walk), and then YG is totally out of the way (in Mapo while the rest are in Gangnam), about another 30-40 minute ride on the subway.

SM Entertainment

서울시 강남구 압구정2동 521
521 Apgujung 2-dong Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

June Glossybox USA

Disclaimer: This product was provided to me for the purpose of review. I was not paid for this review nor am I associated with the company or website.

The June US Glossybox landed on my doorstep last weekend. For those who don't already know, Glossybox is a monthly subscription beauty box that delivers deluxe beauty samples and is available in 19 countries. It recently made its US premiere back in April.

I had no idea what would be inside for this month so I immediately opened it.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Review: Beauty Clinic MediHeal I.P.I Lightmax Ampoule Mask

Disclaimer: This product was provided by Natural Radiance for the purpose of review. I did not receive any monetary compensation and my review is completely honest and unbiased.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Nanta Show and Cherry Blossoms in Hongdae

After having so much fun catching Key's "Catch Me If You Can" musical, I decided to see another show while I was in Seoul. This time I made my way to to the Hongdae Nanta Theater. Nanta is a very popular South Korean musical that has a simple plot and is basically an entertaining performance using cooking instruments like cutting boards and knives to create the rhythms and music. It's mostly non-verbal and is supposedly comparable to Blue Man Group.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July, everyone!!

Whatever you do today, whether you're enjoying a day at the beach, bbq-ing, shopping, or just spending quality time with loved ones or enjoying some much-needed "me" time, I hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Independence Day to all of my American readers.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer Swimwear Sale at Victoria's Secret

It's that time know, when you (or at least I) browse through the catalogue of sexy, curvy yet slim Victoria's Secret models with their stellar abs. *sigh* Oops but I digress...I meant to say, lookie at the swimsuits I got from the Victoria's Secret sale! It's still going on now so if you want new swimwear, check it out (and don't feel too bad if you don't have a killer body like those models, keke).

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Review: Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit Honey Beige W24

This was actually the first beauty item I bought while I was in Seoul and is my current go-to BB cream and base makeup product. This is also my first Etude House BB cream that I've used.

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