26 October 2012


Hi guys!

So, I'll be gone for a while since I'm in the middle of exams right now, and I think it's best if I take a break from blogging. 2 weeks maybe?

In that time, if you guys have any reviews you want me to do on a product I've mentioned in my blog, or something random you want me to talk about, feel free to leave a comment on this post and I'll get to it as soon as I'm free!

Thanks for all the support!

K talk: high kick through the roof

Hi guys!

So I literally just finished watching High Kick Through The Roof and currently balling me eyes out right now. Don't want to spoil it too much but for those who are looking for something to watch, this is a must! definitely part of my top 10 dramas to watch now.

It's pretty much about two sisters that live on a mountain because their father is hunted down by loan sharks. They help two hikers that are lost because of this, they are found by the loan sharks which they have to flee by going to Seoul (capital city in South Korea). And the rest is pretty much about how they survive and the relationships they build with the people that help them on the way.

It's a great laugh and there are some serious bits of course. With comedy, a bit of horror, 'old people' love, one- sided love, and love building from hatred. It covers pretty much all genres!

There's 126 episodes (which I know is a pain in the ass) but each episode is only about 20 minutes, and it's definitely worth the time! The one thing I'm angry is, is about the ending (like with pretty much all dramas I've seen). It's not the lack of emotions in the ending, but how it's ended. I think I spoiled it too much so I shall stop there. But if you were thinking of watching a Korean drama/comedy show (as they call this) then this must be the one to start off with! I wish I watched this earlier! Have you guys seen this yet? What did you think of the ending?

watch it here!

P.s: while I was watching this, I think I fell in love... With the doctor in this drama, Daniel Choi. Super cute, tall, and everything you would want in a guy!

17 October 2012

First Impressions: Illamasqua

Hi guys!

So I literally just came back from the city and I wanted to share with you all my first impressions of Illamasqua. I've always been really interested in their products and since they have put down their prices in Australia, I though to myself "why not try out their products?"

Good points:
I swatched a few blushes and foundations and they are sooooo pigmented! I was so excited about it I decided to buy a blush and foundation.

I'm really happy with my purchases and can't wait to experiment with them!

Bad points:
oh boy...

I wasn't sure which shade to get the foundation so I asked the assistant that was there. She was really nice and helpful. She applied some products on my skin... and that's when it all happened.

She started applying the primer- it was ok 
Then she applied the foundation- that's when I had a bad feeling in my gut.

She pumped a HUGE amount on the brush and started to apply it on my face. The process of application was ok, but then she started to apply foundation on my lips... WTH?? My lips felt dry and chapped today and applying a thick layer of foundation over them wasn't going to make it any better. After she was done, I saw my face become this hot pile of CAKE FACE!! My face didn't feel heavy or dry at all, but my skin looked sooooo dry and cakey! I didn't take any pictures because the pictures wouldn't be a proper representation of how my face really was.

Then she applied the blush that I purchased along with another blush that was hot pink with glitters in it. I looked in the mirror to see my self looking like a drag queen! NO JOKE!! I didn't want to be rude so I just said that the colour was "nice". 

The last part was putting gloss on my lips. She applied WAY TOO MUCH gloss on the brush and all of the product just went on my lips. The colour was a light pink but since I had foundation on my lips, I literally looked dead!! Because she put too much on my lips, it felt super sticky and gross and of course, migrated so that most of the product ended up on my teeth! 

After I payed for the products, the first thing I did was find a toilet to fix up my face. T_T

If you couldn't tell, I'm very unhappy from this experience! I'm sure all of the products that was on my face today is great quality, just the assistant wasn't very "good" at putting the make-up on my face. I honestly don't think I'm able to trust a stranger with putting on my make-up anymore. I know my skin type and I know how I want my make-up to look. And I'm sure that no-one else in the world wants to have a cake face, now do they?

13 October 2012

The battle of the Gel Eye Liners

Hi guys!

I own quite a few gel/cream eye liners and I thought it would be interesting if I did a test on them for water, wear and oil conditions.

From top to bottom, left to right:
Tony Moly Backstage Self-Smokey eye in #1 Grey Smokey, Tony Moly Backstage Gel Liner in #8 Khaki Black, Maybelline Eye Studio liners in Black and Brown, Innisfree Eco Gel Liner in #1 Black 

Swatched from left to right:
Tony Moly Backstage Self-Smokey eye in #1 Grey Smokey, Tony Moly Backstage Gel Liner in #8 Khaki Black, Maybelline Eye Studio liners in Black and Brown, Innisfree Eco Gel Liner in #1 Black 

As you can tell from the swatches, these are quite pigmented. The brown liner from Maybelline I had to put more layers on for a more even coverage. 

Rubbed 4 times

Rubbed harshly

As you can tell from these pictures, the Maybelline liners didn't last well when it came to the rubbing test. I found that this also translates on my lids. Whenever I wear these on my eyes, even with eye-lid primer, these would smudge around my eyes and sometimes migrates down to my lower lash line. 

I was really surprised with Innisfree! No matter how much I would rub, it wouldn't budge!! I was saving this until I run out of liners to use, but I think I'm going to use this liner from now on!

Water test

Surprisingly these barely smudged when I soaked it in water! Both the Tony Moly liners and the Maybelline liner in brown smudged slightly, but not very noticeable. Again, Innisfree did not budge at all!!

Oil test- using Lancome BiFacil eye make up remover

Of course with a super strong oil make-up remover like Lancome, these liners melted away. 

My personal favourite is the Tony Moly liner in Khaki Black. It's more of a green based black with gold glitters in it. It's super natural on the eyes and isn't too harsh like a black or brown, and it barely smudges around my eyes. 

I was quite disappointed on the Maybelline liners. They claim to last 24 hours, and it's raved by so many bloggers and youtubers, but the performance of these are quite bad compared to the other liners.

Overall ratings:
1. Innisfree liner in Black
2. Tony Moly liner in Khaki Black
3. Tony Moly liner in Grey Smokey
4. Maybelline liner in Black
5. Maybelline liner in Brown

If you're looking for a new gel liner to try out, definitely go for the Innisfree liner. This can be quite hard to find, but if you can get your hands on it, then definitely do so! Will be doing a B.B cream test in a few days so keep your eyes out for that ^_^

7 October 2012

Get to know me tag

Hi guys!

I was going around the blogosphere and I came across Lisa's blog (check it out here) and she did this tag, and I would do one too ^_^

1. Are you named after anyone?
  I don't think so

2. When was the last time you cried?
 I don't remember from the top of my head, but it was definitely from watching a drama. For some reason whenever there is a character that cries, tears automatically build up...

3. Do you have kids?
 Nope, too young for kids but will hope to have them in the future ^_^

4. If you were another person, would you be friends with yourself?
 Honestly... probably not... I find that I can be quite awkward to be with, but once I know a person for a long time, I feel more comfortable with them... quite antisocial...

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
 There wouldn't be a day where I don't use sarcasm

6. Will you ever bungee jump?
 Even though I'm scared shitless from heights ( I get scared just from standing on a stool) it's definitely on my "things to do before I die" list

7. What's your favourite breakfast cereal?
 I'm not a very breakfast...y person so I don't eat cereal. I honestly don't remember the last time I had cereal

8. What's the first thing you notice about people?
 Their clothes

9. What's you eye colour?
Dark brown

10. Scary movie or happy endings?
 Don't mind both

11. Favourite smells?
 Don't really have one...

12. Summer or winter?
 Summer, I get cold really easily...

RANDOM FACT: people that are born in summer grow more than those that are born in winter because they get more vitamin D.

13. Computer or television?
 Definitely computer! I don't watch TV anymore

14. What's the furthest you've ever been from home?
 South Korea!! Besides home, it's my favourite place in the world!!

15. Do you have any special talents?
 Hm... I have this weird thing where I can position my bones in my thumb and move it around to make cracking sounds

16. Where were you born?
 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

17. What are your hobbies?
 The usual I guess... watching dramas, listening to music. I occasionally read books, but I can never find a book I can REALLY get into

18. Do you have any pets?
 Nope, but I would love to own a dog! My parents never allowed me to have pets T_T

19. Favourite movie? 
 Not Korean: Rush our (all), Harry Potter (all), She's the man +more
Korean: A millionares first love (that;s what got me into Korean stuff)

20. Do you have any siblings?
 One younger brother

21. What do you want to do when you grow up?
 My current dream: teach english in korea OR become a make-up artist
 Reality: no idea, I like to just go with the flow

That's folks! If you have done this tag, then please leave a link in the comments! I would love to read them ^_^

5 October 2012

Review: Etude House Shini Star B.B Cream

Hi guys!

This review is going to be on the Etude House Shini Star B.B Cream, which I mentioned in my G-Market Haul. 

Honestly the reason I got this was because SHINee was promoting this product and I wanted it to have it ^_^ but when I actually gave this a go, it really surprised me! It covered my redness really well and evens out the skin tone great! It has a slightly matte finish to it so I would imagine this to be nice for those who have normal/slightly oily skin. This does have a slight floral scent to it, but not noticeable when applying on the face. 

This product claims to have whitening products, but I haven't really seen any lightening of scars. 


- covers redness well
- slightly matte finish
- reduces the looks of pores
- has a pump
- has SPF 20/ PA++
- super cute packaging
- looks good for about 5 hours 

- doesn't come with a lot of product compared to other B.B creams (only 30ml)
- only comes in 1 shade
- can look shiny after 5 hours

Would I repurchase this? definitely! As of right now, I think this is the best B.B cream I own and have tried. I use this pretty much everyday and I love this to bits!