I Am Officially Determined to Learn Korean

Annyeong!

Annyeong!

About a year ago now, I started writing a post called ‘Tips for Learning Korean’ (or something like that)… and then I never finished it because, well, I never quite got there, did I? Although I lived in Korea for two years, I found that working in an English hagwon wasn’t very conducive to learning Korean. You may not know it by the amount of Korean that got spoken there (ouch), but I promise, it’s true! But somehow my either all-English or all-Korean situation didn’t work for me – and to be honest, I didn’t try hard enough to close the gap.  Continue reading

Video: 5 Things I Miss About Korea

Me being all Korean ^^

Me being all Korean ^^

I know I talk about it a lot, but I lived in Korea for two years and loved it. Yes, it can be a bit foreign sometimes and you probably won’t understand a lot of what is going on (or is that just me?). But even though I am over here loving Malaysia, I really miss some things about my spiritual home of Korea.

So I thought I’d share them with you today!  Continue reading

My Clarins Lineup

The Lineup

The Lineup

Back when I went to Melbourne, I was a bit spend-happy at the airport. This resulted in me buying not one, not two, but four duty-free “specials” at four different points in my journey (Incheon departures, mid-flight to Melbourne, Melbourne departures, mid-flight to Incheon). Yep, I was seriously committed. As a result, I now have a number of products to work through and see the end of – oh, it’s a hard life for some!  Continue reading

Video: My (Lazy) Makeup Routine!

It's true... I'm preeeetty darn lazy!

It’s true… I’m preeeetty darn lazy!

Come one, come all, to witness my incredibly quick everyday makeup application process (I promise the act is longer than its name)!

For anyone who knows me, even the concept of filming a Makeup Routine video is ludicrous, because I’m not the most make-up inclined, shall we say. In fact, all during high school I never wore makeup, and to this day I find it a burdensome chore to apply (most of the time, especially if I’m hungry).However, I have streamlined my look down to a good 5 minutes or so, and this is what I’m showing you today!  Continue reading

My Reading List

My To-Read pile

My To-Read pile

For any of you who aren’t in the loop of my life (and, obviously, you all want to be!), I used to work at a bookshop. For a number of years, I was lucky enough to swan around books and help people choose books and just generally bathe in the glory that is books. I love them, always have, always will (MB Bookclub, what up).  Continue reading

Sample Sundays: feat. lots and lots of Skinfood!

The Sample Motherload

The Sample Motherload

Hey y’all!

It’s that time again where we go through my trash finished samples and I tell y’all what I think. This time, I happened to use a lot of Skinfood samples, as I used to stash them away and save them up because I thought they were so cute and delicious-sounding (I still feel that way). There’s a lot to get through this time around, so shall we get started?  Continue reading

How To Keep Sensitive Skin Happy

Sensitive skin friends

Sensitive skin friends

If you don’t already know, I pretty much have the world’s most sensitive skin. I’m super light and pretty much everything I do to my skin has an immediate effect. This can go either in my favour, or really, really not. After a love-hate relationship with it over the years, I feel like I’ve learnt what to do – and definitely what not to do. Sensitive skin is a funny thing: treat it nicely and it will glow, but treat it badly… and you will suffer, my friends.

So what do I do to keep my sensitive skin happy?  Continue reading

Video: My March Favourites!

it's that time again!

it’s that time again!

Hello one and all, and welcome to my March Favourites! This time around, it’s a bit of a small serving, but that just makes it so much sweeter, doesn’t it?!  Continue reading

Video: The Get to Know Me Tag!

Yep!

Yep!

Hey y’all,

I know things have been quiet on the home front but I’m here! And I have a few videos up my sleeve, because I want to put myself in front of you guys more and just talk like a normal human being. So I thought the best way to do this would be to do the ‘Get to Know Me’ Tag!  Continue reading

My Korean Nails Project: Innisfree Eco Nail Colour PRO #3

Innisfree Eco Nail Colour Pro #3... aka "spring!"

Innisfree Eco Nail Colour Pro #3… aka “spring!”

Remember my Korean nails project? Just because I’ve left Korea, it doesn’t mean the craziness and living-on-the-edge has to stop, dear reader! Yep, for the first time in a while I’ve lacquered up my digits, and although my skills leave a lot to be desired, I wanted to report on this ASAP because this colour is oh so pretty.  Continue reading