Thursday, December 29, 2016

Short Post: Revitalized

Shirt: Uniqlo | Velvet Skirt: from Hongdae, Seoul | Oxfords: Debenham's
Choker: Forever 21 | Bag: Marc Jacobs | Watch: Swatch
Lips: Tony Moly x Pokemon #03 Red Joy

Sometimes all we really need in life is to take a break and not think. Stop thinking about the mundane problems of the world. Stop thinking about work. Stop thinking about the future. Stop thinking about everything and just focus on yourself. Enjoy the moment and live life as how you want it to be.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Seoul, South Korea Haul Part 1 (Cosmetics and Skincare: Skin Food, Innisfree, Tony Moly, Missha, SeaNtree, etc)

I initially intended to make a video about this haul but video files were corrupted and I had to repeat the whole process again. Because I was too lazy to shoot again, I decided to just take photographs and briefly describe each item. I already threw away the boxes after filming the video. Sad. Nevertheless I hope you still enjoy looking at the things that I bought. Full review of the products will be posted here soon. 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Lombard and Market Streets (San Francisco, California, USA)

After a sunny day spent in Burlingame, our next day was a bit dark and gloomy. Only brief periods of sun and sunshine were observed. It was cold but not chilly and just the right temperature for a nice walk around downtown San Francisco. The grey skies made the perfect backdrop to the intricate old architecture of the area as well as the colorful and charming Victorian-style houses around Nob Hill. It was a  day exactly how I envisaged it to be: gloomy and grey but charming and beautiful at the same time.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Product Review: The Saem Healing Tea Garden White Tea Cleansing Water

Dermatologists and skin experts often remind us to take off our makeup before we sleep. But with our busy lifestyle, you just sometimes forget unintentionally. When you are too tired from work or school all you want to do when you get home is to lie on your bed and snooze away. You don't have ample energy to get a cotton pad and remove your makeup or wash your face. This is exactly why I started to love cleansing water (since I tried Biore Micellar Cleansing Water). Yes, I need to get a cotton pad and swipe my makeup away but the great thing is, I can easily skip the rest of my skincare routine on such days. All I need to do is remove my makeup and I am good to go to sleep. No need for further washing. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Product Review: Etude House Correct & Care CC Cream #2 Glow

By the time this post gets published, I will be roaming around the cold streets of Seoul looking for new makeup products to bring home and show you all. I honestly can’t wait to share whatever things I will be buying here most especially the makeup and skincare products. Obviously, I have an infinite penchant for Korean cosmetics as they innovate and introduce new products all the time. Seriously, they are amongst the most innovative and widest selection of all! A makeup junkie’s heaven, if I may say.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Burlingame (San Francisco, California, USA)

Sweater: from Baguio | Skirt and Boots: H&M | Tights: c/o Myesoul
Bag: Le Sportsac | Sunglasses: Forever 21 | Rapunzel Pin: Tokyo Disneyland

Oh, San Francisco! You stole my heart (and money)!

If there is one place in the US that I was really keen to visit, it would be none other than San Francisco. Some of my favorite bloggers like Julia Engel (though she recently moved to a different city) and Kate Ogata are based there so why wouldn't I want to visit? More than New York or L.A. or Florida, San Francisco piqued my interest since Charmed (who else here remembers this phenomenal TV series?). The charming houses, the hipster vibe, the upscale neighborhoods - everything about San Francisco draws me in. I may not want to visit again soon (because it is hella expensive!) but I would again in the far future.

Thursday, December 08, 2016


Top: Dorothy Perkins | Inner: Forever 21 | Skirt and Shoes: Zara
Bag: Coach | Watch: Swatch: Necklace: Bershka 
Lips: Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Plummy Rose

Dear 2ne1,

I am still in shock and in denial. I am still not over the fact that I won’t see your live performances anymore; that I won’t see your fierce stages; that I won’t hear your wonderful voices; that you as a group will no longer be there for me to wait. It hurt me deeply as a blackjack that you are disbanding. I was holding on to that thread of hope even though Minzy already left last May that the group will be coming back soon. I was hopeful despite only having three members and 2ne1 will never be the same. Still, there’s CL, Dara and Bom to look forward too. But that thread was cut too late. I wove it long enough and suddenly was cut. I am disappointed.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Where I Buy Korean Cosmetics

I am going to Seoul again in a few days and I honestly can’t wait! I thought I wouldn’t get the chance to visit this year as I have been going to Japan recently. But thanks to seat sales, I was able to get a ticket to experience winter in Seoul again (and to hoard some Korean cosmetics as I need to replenish my stock)!

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Nara, Japan (Kasuga Taisha)

After a good morning spent in Todaiji Temple and Deer Park we headed to Kasuga Taisha – also known as the Grand Shrine. It is probably the prettiest (and creepiest) shrine I have seen in Japan. There is something eerie about the place but I can’t quite put my finger on it. It exudes a different aura and very quiet. I love how there are so many different lanterns scattered all over the place (not sure though what they symbolize). A stroll through its grounds involves lots of walking on flights of stairs and stone grounds. It can be tiring but definitely worth it. Entrance to the shrine is free but there are some restricted areas that require admission to be paid. You can ride a bus from the Deer Park going to Kasuga Taisha.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Trends and Personal Style

White Shirt: Landmark | Lingerie dress (used as top): H&M | Skirt: Uniqlo
Sneakers: from Korea | Watch: Swatch | Bag: Coach
Lips: Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Plummy Rose

Trends come and go but personal style transcend time and space. I am not one to religiously follow trends. If you have been following my blog long enough, you would notice that my style is not really one that incorporates trends. I tend to wear whatever I fancy (mostly dresses and pastel colours). But sometimes, it is nice to incorporate a few trendy pieces to my wardrobe to keep my style up to date. One or two trendy pieces are enough to make me trendy and still keep my personal style. For this fall/winter trends, I am keen on adding velvet and inner wear-as-outerwear pieces into my wardrobe.