Sunday, 23 November 2014

Mini Review Compilation, Round One: Peripera Eyebrow, Clio Gelpresso, Cettua Foot Mask

Good evening all together!

After moving to Korea, I bought a lot of stuff; be it skincare, make-up, nail polishes or smaller more trivial stuff - I would probably never be able to review all of them in detail and still stay somewhat in the present time and give you updates about my life etc. Also, some products are really not that exciting that they need a full post of their own. That's where the idea for Mini Review Compilation posts came from - a post with various mini reviews to still give you as many reviews as possible while trying to keep this blog exciting and concise :) Products that I absolutely love, that I made a look with etc. will still get a post of their own of course. Today's post will feature:


Friday, 21 November 2014

If Winter is Coming, let it at least be MINT.

Happy evening everybody!

Anyone remembering my Winter is Coming Haul? Yes? Uhm, truth be told, it didn't just stay there. The next day I was browsing Gmarket again (I terrible terrible and dangerous habit that I have... same with Ebay in Germany or Rakuten when I'm in Japan....) and found amazing things that I needed in my life. Like, a second winter coat although I brought my superthick winter coat from Germany (because I thought, what if winter coats would be expensive? What if I wouldn't find anything? - Yeah, I'm laughing now too...) or boots that look like UGGs but only cost 1/20th of the price? You need those things. When deadly winter hits in Seoul, you will need those things badly. No one is better at convincing me than my inner shopping self.

Unfortunately both things -coat and boots- took really long to arrive (for Korean standard at least, where most things are shipped the instant you buy it and arrive at your doorstep the next day,) and when they did... oh boy. The boots I ordered where fine let alone the fact that they shipped me two left shoes. Yepp. Thanks a bunch, very helpful. What the hell am I supposed to do with two left shoes..? How did this even happen,,? The shoes even have buckles, so you see in a second that these two don't build a pair. *sigh I'm trying to exchange it now and get a right shoe so I can wear the actual boots.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Everyday Look with Etude House Dear My Wish #BE102

....good evening everybody!

For some reason, I am always blogging in the middle of the night at the moment. Probably because no one is online in my timezone to talk to, and I don't have much to view these days sooo... online shopping and blogging it is! Today I wore one of the Dear My Wish lipsticks from Etude House for the first time and I must say I reallyyy love this shade! It's perfect for me. Not too much in your face (so that I have to be afraid looking like the joker if I'm not careful) but you def. notice that I am wearing something. I originally wanted to get #BE101 but this might be exactly my lip shade so you didn't really see any change. If I put the effort to paint my lips I want people to notice :D

So when I came home today from university I thought I'd try to take some pictures... it was already dark so not much light to play with around. I am really sorry that there hasn't been any look or make-up post in like... forever. Background: I only took my standard make-up in a small pouch with me on my Japan-Korea journey (unbelievable, right?) I also didn't really buy anything in Japan beauty-related (unbelievable, right?!) and on top of that from May on it was just super sweaty extremely hot summer so that I barely even did my make-up because it vanished into the sweat after an hour. Yeah. So. That's why you haven't really seen my face much around! Now that it's winter and now that I am venturing into Happy Korean Beauty Wonderland, we def. have to change that. So here's my "sitting in university all day long" natural look featuring my new lipstick :)

As already said, I really like this shade. It kinda makes my eye pop (or am I imagining that..?) I was sceptic of a "beige" shade but it is not really beige - I would probably describe it as a neutral-rosy shade. If that makes any sense. It does have a bit of pink and red in it. It glides on extremely smooth ( a bit too smooth for me actually it easily smudges all over your lips if you're not careful) and is not drying. It doesn't last extremely long (2-3 hours maybe?) but it fades very naturally so I don't mind as it is not high maintenance :)

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Winter is Coming in Seoul [Haul]: Get all the fluffiness!

Happy frosting evening everybody,

This week was a major turning point for South Korea: It suddenly turned winter. I kept hearing stories how the weather is really warm and nice and then suddenly it turns and it will stay winter forever. I think people might have been right. We had quite nice super sunny autumn weather for about two weeks when yesterday it suddenly turned quite cold with strong winds and today we only had 3°C. THREE DEGREES. Wow. That was fast. I was not quite prepared for that. I think I need to get my winter coat (that is still sleeping in my luggage because it takes so much space) because I will need it, latest in about a week I fear.

Now the dorm I live is not the most winter-friendly. Heaters are operating at quite a random schedule and the blanket we were given for sleeping is really thin. Like really really thin. It was fine for summer but I'm sleeping with two blankets for some weeks now. The blanket I bought at Daiso is unfortunately quite thin so I will need to get a thicker one real soon (like, tomorrow I guess.) I also had cramps aaaall day long today and was longing for a hot-water bottle. I don't know about your country, but in Germany, we love hot-water bottles. My mom especially. My mom and I are both inseparable with our hot-water bottles in winter. Nothing feels better than a hot fluffy thing on top of your belly! But in Korea, this doesn't seem to be a popular concept. Like, at all. I wanted to be productive today but I couldn't concentrate with the cramps so I did some "Winter is Coming" shopping because honestly, I need it. I'm freezing here! (I am currently using my non-isolated thermo bottle as a hot-water bottle (in the literal sense).....)

I don't want to get a blanket because it will be such a pain to get back to Germany but I really need one it's so cold in the night! The hot-water bottles were not easy to find as the concept of those doesn't seem to be too popular here. I found those though, which were a steal (4500Won / 3€!) and bought the light blue one with the bunny :D Can't wait until it arrives and have a nice warm belly again.