Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Different Side of Me

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Whenever I browse the blogs of fashion bloggers, I always notice that they have such expressive faces and fierce poses that make their photos look like pages taken from fashion editorials. Almost all of the time though, they're not smiling. Apparently, it has been a trend for models in fashion magazines to always look serious (dramatic, alluring, fierce, etc) and let the outfit do the talking. I, for one, was influenced by this trend and tried to do the same thing, but then I realized that it's also great to show some emotion and smiles from time to time.

So instead of my usual serious poses, here are some photos of me smiling, messing around, and having fun!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

LANEIGE Water Sleeping Pack_EX Review

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I've been hearing so many positive reviews about this product so I bought one and decided to see for myself. This product is designed to hydrate the skin and restore its bright complexion. It is used on the face once or twice a week (or more when your skin is particularly dry) before going to bed. The product comes with an instruction sheet (thankfully, there are instructions in English) and a spatula.

The sleeping pack is gel-based and alcohol-free so this might be safe for sensitive skin. Upon application, the gel feels very refreshing, and to make the experience even more relaxing, it comes with a mild scent. The product dries easily so you don't have to worry about it smearing your pillow. You'll immediately see the results upon waking up in the morning - softer, suppler, and brighter skin. I'm not sure about its long term effects though because I haven't been using it for that long. Also, it's a bit pricey compared to other mainstream Korean skincare brands so you might have to take that into consideration too. What do you think about this product? Leave a comment! :)

Would I repurchase? Probably. My skin isn't dry so I don't think this product is a necessity for me. I highly recommend this to those with dry skin though.

These are the directions for use according to the product's instruction sheet:

Monday, September 23, 2013

TCFS After School BB Foundation Lunchbox Review

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It's probably time to introduce all of you to my current favorite foundation, the Too Cool for School After School BB Foundation Lunchbox! It comes in two kinds and I'm using the one for watery skin (#2). Actually, this was one of the things Ryan bought for me in Korea. I have no idea how he got hold of such an amazing product! 

Among all the BB/Foundation products I've tried, this one provides the coverage best suited for my skin--not too light but not too heavy. It hides blemishes perfectly and lightens up the face, making the skin look flawless. There is a built-in spatula inside which can be useful for scooping out the product from the bottle. The texture is so thick that you only need to use a small amount at a time. I honestly think this is going to stay with me for the next few years since I don't wear makeup that often lol. Another great thing about this product is that it has SPF37 PA++, quite enough sun protection if you ask me (but note that you have to use a sunblock with a much higher SPF with frequent applications if you're planning to stay under the sun for a long time). Although it is bigger in size compared to other BB/foundation products, it can still be considered travel-friendly because it comes with a concealer and highlighter on its lid. Cool, right? :) The concealer has a creamy texture and hides my under eye circles pretty well (but then again, my under eye circles aren't that dark to begin with so I'm not so sure of its concealing ability). The highlighter is nice too since it gives off a natural glow.

Am I going to repurchase when it runs out? Definitely!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Technicolor

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Hey everyone! I haven't been posting lately because school has been eating up my free time! It's getting crazier and crazier by the day because it's my last semester in college. As the next chapter of my life starts to unfold, I find myself thinking more and more - about my future, my passions, and most especially how to achieve my dreams. During my journey I have gone through several problems and setbacks, and what I learned is this: Despite the obstacles that bar our way, we have to keep going. These obstacles are just life's simple challenges to prepare us for the real world. What's important is that we never lose sight of our goals. :)

The colorful outfit is to celebrate what's in store for me in the coming months! Wish me luck! :)

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