Sunday, April 20, 2014

[Review] Etude House Sunprise Natural Corrector SPF 42 PA++, Skinfood Black Sugar Foaming Scrub, The Face Shop Mini Pet Perfume Hand Cream- Baby Powder

Pros:
Natural looking packaging
Can be used as scrub and face wash at same time
Smells good (like lemonheads~)
Can be rubbed in hands to make beads less harsh
Foams up

Cons:
I feel like it doesn't deep clean

Doesn't do much besides exfoliate

Overall:
Overall this product isn't much to rave about. It's a good exfoliater and also smells really good as well. I honestly wouldn't use this by itself as a cleanser as it doesn't do a good job at deep cleansing or taking off all your makeup. But if you're looking for an exfoliating type of product I would recommend this!

Pros:
Cute packaging
Great for light skin tones
Apparently a base
Anti-wrinkling

Cons:
Not good for darker people (leaves white cast)
Feels like a sunscreen
Leaves dry patches

Overall:
I have to mix this product with my moisturizer to be able to even use it. It still also leaves my skin quite dry and it sucks when applying makeup because I have to put forward an effort to cover up the dryness as well. I honestly think this is a great product for people with lighter skintones but if you're darker like me STAY AWAY.
 
 
Pros:
Really cute!Easy to carry around
Lotion smells super good
Gel texture
When used on face doesn't cause breakouts

Cons:
A little extra steps to close
Not much bad things, ahah!

Overall:
Overall I really liked this lotion, especially the container. It's one of those products I bought mainly because of the packaging. The packaging obviously can be used again and it's quite convenient. One thing I would I have to advise is that if you do put another cream inside make sure it is quite think because the container can get quite messy.

Bye-yeom!  
Currently playing: Cheongdamdong Alice
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

[K-pop Corner] ☆ Lee Michelle- Without You Review


Hi guys, two post in day? Ayeee. Anways I'm here now with another kpop post! You guys seemed to really love my last one with BTS so I'm glad to be doing another one. Today I'm going to be talking about Michelle Lee's new MV. I know I'm late with this, but I honestly don't care. I'm just glad I finally got around watching this MV because it's literally one of the most powerful MVs I have ever watched in my life.

Initial Thoughts:
When I first watched the teaser I was honestly being a little ignorant. I was like why is the little girl making such ugly faces and stuff like that, but despite my initial thoughts I proceeded to watch the full MV anyways. It's starts off with a little mixed girl with beautiful (may I say BEAUTIFUL hair) who's looking at a painting of people of different races and colors. And all of a sudden she starts to run. What from? You'll have to watch the video. But at that point I knew what it was going to be about. It was going to be about Michelle Lee's struggle growing up as a mixed child in South Korea. And also may I add, I somewhat expected Michelle could sing but GUYS THIS GIRL CAN SING. Like dang!

Outcome of MV
I managed to miraculously hold in my tears the first time of watching the MV, but after watching other reactions and watching the MV several more times I couldn't help but cry. Not the omg this is sad cry, but the kind of crying of sympathy and empathy. Yes I said it, empathy. I cried just as much because for empathy of this video as much as did sympathy. I'll explain why later. Anyways the MV was absolutely beautiful, stunningly raw and beautiful. It captured her emotions extremely well and delivered what it had to deliver. I'm honestly happy that Michelle isn't with YG and joined a better company. I honestly think YG couldn't have delivered the MV as good as DIMA Ent. They literally did a perfect job. 

Thoughts/Outlook of MV
Once again the MV was absolutely beautiful and stunning. My heart honestly ached every single time I watched it. The MV did an amazing job showing the struggle Lee Michelle faced growing up in South Korea. I can't even imagine what she went through as a child. The MV, guys I can't even say this enough. But I honestly do not know how the heck they managed to put so much in seven minutes of a MV. They put so much, I feel like I know her whole childhood. It was that powerful. Not only does the video talk about her struggled of a black korean, it also told me something I that I think no one should ever forget, something that everything should know. You're beautiful without anyone. You don't need anyone to make you feel beautiful or make you feel meaningful. All you need is yourself. This kind of ties in with my previous post about self-confidence. And I can't emphasize this enough. You don't need anyone to make you feel beautiful or meaningful. You can be beautiful by yourself. And that's where what I meant by 'empathy' comes in. I think it's targeted for two types of audiences. People with Michelle's situation and people who struggle with low self-esteem. I know what it feels like and this music video made me realize that 'Yes, I am beautiful without anyone. I don't need anyone to make me feel beautiful.'

Will I buy the album?
Yes, I definitely might buy it. Is there one actually, haha? If there is one, I might even buy it over APINK's new album, because this is something you buy and invest in. Just wow guys you don't understand how much my heart aches because of this video. If you haven't watched it please go watch it. Because it should be an eye-opener for some people. I think anyone who struggles with self-confidence should watch it. And that's it for today!

Bye-yeom!  
Currently playing: Lee Michelle- Without You
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[Heart to Heart] ☆ Self Confidence

Hello guys, I hope you guys have enjoyed your Spring Break or are currently enjoying your Spring Break like me! I'm happy I can finally start my "Heart to Heart" series with you all. I'm sure many of you know what "Heart to Heart" is, but in case you don't I'll go ahead and tell you what it is. "Heart to Heart", or atleast my "Heart to Heart" is going to be overall personal topics that I will go deep depth into, and I will be using these "Heart to Heart" topics to help me get closer my followers and viewers like you guys! So with out further ado, let's go!
Before I get started I want you guys to know that I'm not perfect, nor am I calling my self perfect. I've struggled with low self-esteem for many, many years. These past 7-10 years of life have truly been a roller coaster for me. The honest thing about this whole situation is that I didn't realize how bad it was until the end of my junior year. And right now I'm a senior. I just want to share my story, and tell you guys how I got over my self-esteem issues. And once again I want you guys that I'm still growing. I'm only eighteen years old, and in all honesty I still don't know much about my self at all, haha. 
This next segment you see is literally going to be my life story. I'm not even joking, I kind of went overboard. You don't really need to read it, because it's not really the main point of this post. Just skip to MAIN POINT, to get to get to the main point, aha.

Elementary School: 
I moved from Bronx, New York to Georgia when I was about eight years. I moved with both of my parents and younger brother. Let me just say that it might be because of my age, but prior to moving to Georgia I don't really remember much. I just remember that when moving to Georgia I was super excited, because I absolutely hated New York and moving down South was something new and exciting. And I'm the type of person who loves change. Anyways when I moved down here to Georgia and started 3rd grade I was bullied. I was bullied by this girl named Megan for having a wide forehead and bigger than average lips. In all honestly I don't think it bothered me as much as you would think it would, but I remember coming home and telling my mom all that happened. But yeah, I just wanted to throw that out there. My parents fought a lot, and I mean a lot. My dad scared me. It probably effected more than I wanted to during elementary school than I wanted it to. The rest of elementary school was better, I had my crushes, my friends, ex-friends and yeah. Yay elementary school, haha.
Middle School:
Middle school was pretty much the same. I didn't talk to anyone, I was quite shy, had a teeth gap (which I don't have now thanks to braces) , etc. Emphasizing more on "I didn't talk to anyone", I really didn't. I had my share fair of galfriends, but was always known as the girl who didn't say much. People would ALWAYS ask me "Why don't you ever talk?". And to be honest, I really don't remember what I answered with everytime. I think I just laughed. My parents still fought, my dad still scared me, but I learned to cope. I was a big girl now. I think life started to get a little better in 7th grade. I met a friend named Jackie and also another named Jinhee. Tthey were both Korean. After meeting them I started hanging out with the Koreans. Despite the different cultures, I finally felt like I fit and actually had friends. This trend continued into eight grade. 
High School:
This is honestly when a lot of emotional and mental stuff started happening. First of all let me tell you that I currently attend a charter high school, and am currently a senior (thank God). But just in case you don't know a charter school is a school targeted towards AP and accelerated classes. Getting straight to the point, my first year of high school was pure hell. It was honestly hell, and not something I would never want to experience again. Although I got straight As in middle school I had never taken one accelerated/probe class so coming to this school was not my cup of tea. I didn't want to come to this school once I realized what I had gotten myself into, but my parents (dad specifically) wouldn't let me leave. I barely passed all my classes and felt like complete shit. I terribly missed all my middle school friends. Because of my horrible freshman year, I knew I had to step up my game sophomore year. And that's what I did, my GPA rose over half a point. But it still wasn't good enough. Sophomore year I still cried alot, and I was legitimately depressed. My mom kept telling me to come out of my room and to just stop it. I didn't believe her, but looking back I honestly was a mess. Junior year was better I met a freshman named Vynnie, and she is honestly the best person in my life. She's always so bright, positive, and uplifting. I could never ask for a better friend than here, ever. Korean dramas and kpop honestly helped me a lot during this time period. In all honestly if I wasn't into kdramas and kpop I think I would ended up completely suicidal. Junior year wasn't the best, but it was when I realized a lot of things and discovered something about my self I never knew. Junior year was when I finally let go the anger I had about coming to this nightmarish high school. I completely just let it go. I let go all the opportunities I would've at my home high school. I JUST LET IT ALL GO. 
MAIN POINT: 
Towards the end of my junior year something happened, that honestly has made me the person I am today and is basically the whole point of this post. It's how I gained my self-confidence. After getting backstabbed and treated like shit by one of my best friends I was heart-broken. I never though of myself to become broken over a friend. I was never that type of person. But through this horrible experience I found myself. It might sound cheesy, but I FOUND MY SELF. I realized something about myself that I needed to change drastically and immediately: my reliance on people. I realized that my happiness solely came from others. I realized why I had been depressed basically all my life. If I felt like someone didn't like what I did or how I did something I would change it immediately. If someone looked at me a certain way or didn't give me their usual attention, I would legitly think there was something wrong with me that day. I would hate myself and wonder what I did wrong. I lived to please others, not myself. When I think about it, it's really funny. Because I never realized it. And the reason I'm telling you guys all this is because you might be doing it too. You might not have realized it, but you might be doing it! 

Anyways after this discovery I told myself that I would never let this happen again. I told myself that I come first before anyone, before ANYONE. Basically it was God, Me, Family, everything else. I would never make the same mistake of determining my self-worth based on other people. I would never do it again. If my friends don't like me, let them leave me. If someone doesn't like me the way I am, why should I give a shit? I'm not living my life for them, I'm living it for me. At the end of the day, they're not the ones who see what I go through. They're not the ones who have gotten me out of my lowest times. And if you wonder how I got through this horrible time period towards the end of junior year it was through God and quotes. Quotes sounds cray, but it's true. And this is the one that honestly helped me the most: "A lion doesn't lose sleep over the opinions of a sheep." This quote is just the best quote in the history of quotes, haha. It's true, and I don't even have to explain it.
Before I close this post I just want to give some tips to building yourself confidence. And if you've honestly read this entire post, wow you da the best~

1. Don't concern yourself with what other people think
2. Don't do something because you think other will like it, do it because YOU'LL like it
3. If someone tells you they don't like something you do, keep doing it. If it makes you happy, don't give a shit.
4. Make sure all the things you do, whether it be how you dress, the makeup you wear, the things you like, make sure you like it. Ask yourself do I like this about myself? Do I actually want this myself? DO THE THINGS YOU LIKE!
5. Be happy! Sounds cheesy, but this is honestly the main point of this entire post. Do things that make you happy. If something or someone doesn't make you happy get away from it or them. Be selfish, do things that benefit you solely.

And that's it! I love you all!
Bye-yeom!  
Currently playing: Macklemore&Ryan Lewis- Can't Hold Us 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Korean Product Haul ft. Skinfood, The Face Shop, Etude House, and more!

Hello guys  before you guys start slowly shaking your heads at my infrequent posts, I have an excuse! Hehe, so hah! Well anyways, my ipad chargers have been failing me for the past like three months! I've gone through legit like 8 atleast! And the problem is, I take my pictures with it! Ugh so yeah. From now I'll be sure to export them out the minute I take them to prevent this problem and to stop the delay of my posts. Anyways yeah let's get started with this haul!
So in this haul I bought Etude house Drawing Eye Brow Pencil (Gray-Brown), Etude House Sun prise Natural Corrector, Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner (500 ml), The Face Shop Mini Pet Perfume Hand Cream (Baby Powder), Skinfood Black Sugar Foam Scrub, and 10 cute bunny hair ties. All these stuff were bought on ebay this time and for the last time. Yeah in all honesty I wouldn't recommend doing what I did. Because first of all I only got like two samples and I ordered like six things. Compared to the samples w2beauty gives you or cosmetic-love I was really annoyed. Secondly, the shipping was so slow! Ugh, I don't even want to talk about it, but yeah never buying from ebay again.
Sunprise Natural Correcter SPF 42 PA++ and Etude House Drawing Brow Pencil

Sunprise Natural Correcter SPF 42 PA++

 
The Faceshop Mini Pet Perfume in 'Baby Powder'

 
Wonder Pore Freshner 500 ml

Wonder Pore 500 ml vs Wonder Pore 250 ml

 Skin Food Black Sugar Foam Scrub

And that it's for all the stuff I bought. Two of these were actually repurchases. I also I have a lot of good things to say for about half of them and not that great things to say for about two of them. So expect reviews soon! And thank you guys for your patience. You guys always make my days with your comments and I promise I'll make you guys happy and update all the time now! 

Bye-yeom!  
Currently playing: Youtube "makeupbyjoyk- March Favorites 2014"
Red Bow Tie