Thursday, August 28, 2014

Review: Etude House Cushion Lock N' Liner

I'm sure many of you have already heard of the popular cushion BB creams. The cushion BB creams have been quite popular in Korea for a while now. But have you ever heard of cushion eyeliners? Etude House has a new line of cushion products unlike any you've seen before! Continue reading to find our more about the new Etude House cushion eyeliner!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Weekly Favorites: VDL Expert Color Lip Cube

Hello! I'm back with yet another lip product review! I guess I really am addicted to lip products. This time, its the VDL Expert Color Lip Cube (aka Wonder Girls SoHee Lipstick!)

So.. In my defense, (I feel like I have to explain why I have so many lip product reviews) my aunt recently came from Korea to visit and brought over a couple of these lipsticks as gifts for my sisters and me. HOWEVER because my younger sisters don't wear makeup... they're all MINE! MUHAHA.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

College Dorm Essentials Packing List!

So, it's already August, and that means it's time to get ready to go back to school! As I have completed my first year in college, I thought it would be nice to do a post on things I found useful in my first year in the dorms! I know it's super exciting to move into the dorms your first year. One thing I found useful was the lists online of things I needed to pack. I hope this list helps with your packing!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: Nature Republic EXO Bamboo Charcoal Nose Pack

I don't know if you guys have seen this yet, but HAVE YOU SEEN THE EXO NATURE REPUBLIC COMMERCIAL? Seriously.. As an EXO fan, it was hard for me NOT to get my hands on this stuff. Sheesh. Seducing me with all that cuteness. Check out the commercial below and continue reading to find out more about this product.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Weekly Favorites: The Whoo Gong Jin Hyang Mi Luxury Lipstick

Hello! I've decided to change up my weekly favorites with a video! Let me know which one you prefer, my blog posts or videos!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Korea Haul :)

I'm back with a Haul post! Well... Not really haul since these were gifts from people but still.. the newest additions to my makeup collection! ALSO... I was thinking of doing a makeup collection post... let me know if you would be interested!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Weekly Favorites: Peripera Oil Capture Pact

I know it's been a while since my last weekly favorites, and I apologize for being so inconsistent. I'll try to be more consistent with my posts so please don't leave me~~ hehe.

Well. With the summer heat here in California, I can't help but feel sweaty and oily all the time. Instead of constantly having to use oil blotting sheets, I enjoy using this adorable pact that is a compressed translucent powder!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tutorial: EXO Luhan Overdose Makeup

Well.. I know it's been a while since EXO had their comeback. Honestly, I was going to upload this post as soon as they came back with overdose but after the whole Kris incident, I didn't really know how I felt about EXO... BUT I mean, Kris looks like he made his decision and my friend, who is a big fan of Luhan, insists that I do this post.. so.. HOPE YOU ENJOY!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Review: A'Pieu 4 Your Eyeshadow

Other than lip products, you guys all know that I absolutely ADORE eyeshadows. A couple days ago, I went over to my friend's house and saw this gorgeous palette and could not help but swatch it.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Korean Makeup

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review: Aritaum Style Pop Juicy Tint

Yes. I realize that I have too many lip products, but IN MY DEFENSE, these products were sent to me from a friend as an early birthday present! I'm back today with another lip product review! This time, it's the Aritaum Style Pop Juicy Lip Tint!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

1 Product, 3 Ways: Waterproof Mascara

With all the summer fun in the sun, not only will you be sweating a lot, but you will also be having a lot of poolside parties. Although we want to just run into the water on a hot summer day, we can’t leave the house without applying makeup. Oftentimes, we’re afraid that our makeup will smudge and smear.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Weekly Favorites: Tony Moly Relaxing Aqua Marine Sherbet Cleanser

I apologize for being missing~ I've just been busy trying to settle back home~ BUT now that I'm back, I promise to update more regularly!! 

So.. recently, I opened up this Tony Moly cleanser that's just been sitting in my room. And.. well.. it's definitely an interesting product! I seriously need to stop hoarding all these products and not even using them. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

1 Product, 3 Ways: Orange Eyeliner

I've recently started a new series on LXedit called 1 product, 3 ways where I describe 3 different ways to use one product. I've decided to use an orange eyeliner to start this series!
Also, a different series I've started on LX edit is called beauty Q&A.
Please email me any questions you have about beauty or makeup to
I'll reply on the LX post! It's like an Ask the Editor column!
I'm super excited for this so I hope you guys 
email me lots of questions! 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Weekly Favorites: Skinfood Pineapple Peeling Gel

Hello! I know I've been MIA for couple days but please understand that my finals are coming up next week and so I'll probably be busy for the next couple of days! But after next week.. ITS SUMMER~ So I'll be super free to update all the time YAY!

In the time being, continue reading for my review of the Skinfood Pineapple Peeling Gel!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


In celebration of this blog hitting 10,000 views....
I'm excited to be announcing my first ever giveaway!
Because this blog is heavily related to Korean cosmetics.. I have decided to have a Korean Cosmetic sample giveaway!

Review: Lush Fresh Face Masks

From my middle school years, I have absolutely adored Lush products. Except.. I used to live in Korea at the time so I didn't have easy access to these products. A couple weekends ago, my friends and I went to the mall to relieve stress from midterms. Of the stores we went to, Lush was one of them, well for the purpose of my friend buying something for her mom for Mother's Day. While she was choosing her gift, I was just wandering around the store and stopped by the facial mask area and the sales lady was nice enough to give me a couple samples to try out!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Beauty Secrets: 5 Korean Date Makeup Tips


I know we all want to look our best whenever we go on dates. One thing we cannot forget to do before we go on a date is makeup! Here are some tips many Korean women enjoy applying to their makeup whenever they go on dates. Continue reading to find out how to make your date's heart flutter with gorgeous makeup!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Beauty How To: Korean Spring Hair Trends

Now that spring is almost over, I know that many women are looking for a change in their look.  I find hair to be one of the hardest things to change because I’m often scared to do anything too drastic to it. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Weekly Favorites: Tony Moly Backstage Gel Eyeliner

I recently dug out this gem in my makeup stash.*cough cough I need to stop hoarding makeup cough* But I can't believe I totally forgot how AMAZING this product is! Continue reading to see why!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Review: Etude House Color Lips Fit Tint

I might be a little late on the Etude House bandwagon, but I definitely do know now why these little lip tints have been so popular in Korea! Check out why down below! :)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Beauty Secrets: Korean Deep Cleansing Method

I’m sure we all want to go to the spa and pamper our skin whenever we want to but often times, we aren’t able to find the time or money to go to the spa regularly. Here is a skincare remedy that has been really popular in Korea lately! It’s super cheap and quick so it’s easy to try!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Beauty How To: Make a Monolid look like a Double Eyelid

I know many Asian girls really want to have double eyelids. We go from eyelid tape, to eyelid glue, to even double eyelid surgery in order to obtain this extra crease on our eyelids. BTW if you're thinking of ever doing double eyelid surgery, it's actually worse for your eye if you regularly use eyelid glue because it makes the eyelid skin droop.
Here is a way to create a shadow on  your eyelid using makeup to give you that illusion of an extra crease!
P.S. GaIn is hands down one of my FAVORITE celebrities with monolids.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Beauty Secrets: Spring Cleaning Makeup Edition!

Whew. Spring is almost coming to an end as it is now time for SUMMER~~
Spring time means.... cherry blossoms festivals ... and ... well ... cleaning. Spring is a nice time to clean and throw out things so that you're prepared for the seasons ahead of you. One place we often forget about however is our makeup bags! If you use makeup every day like many women, then you know how unorganized your makeup bag can get. Use the tips below to put your makeup back into place!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Weekly Favorites: Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel

I know it's been a while since the last weekly favorites, but its back! Today's weekly favorites is the Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel. I absolutely adore this product. This is actually my second jar of this product. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter.

Happy Easter everyone!
I seriously hope everyone had a blessed day today.
I just wanted to update you guys on a couple of things.
I know many of you guys know that in Korea right now, there has been a tragic incident regarding the Sewol ferry that was carrying about 400 passengers. The ferry somehow began to sink and currently there are about 280 high school students that are missing.
I know this may just sound like a news update and may not matter in many of your lives but to me, it really hit me hard. One of my best friend's sister was in that ferry and her sister has still not been found.
I find it hard for me to update on makeup when my friend is mourning over her sister.
I will try to update but please do understand if updates are not as frequent. 
but please. do keep South Korea in your prayers.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Beauty Secrets: 5 Tips to Natural Korean Beauty

Looking at the music charts in Korea, right now the charts are dominated by both Akdong Musician and IU with High 4. I found that both IU and Soohyun from Akdong Musician, unlike the usual K-POP stars with heavy eyeliner and mascara, have a very natural makeup look. I wanted to give a few tips on how to recreate the natural and innocent makeup look.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: The Face Shop Mango Seed Facial Butter

Many people in Korea actually refer to this product as the "Suzy Butter" because Suzy from Miss A is the main sponsor of The Face Shop. I actually opened up this product a couple of weeks ago but forgot about it and came back to it a couple days ago. I'm just wondering... why oh why did I forget this product? This product is absolutely amazing for dry skin but not as much for combination/oily skin.

Monday, April 14, 2014

DIY: Green Tea Mask

In hopes of making up my absence of the past couple of days.. DOUBLE UPDATE!
So.. it's that time of the month in Lauren's hormones where all the pimples decide to party it up on my face. One thing I do in times of breaking out is make a green tea mask.  Not only does it not require a lot of ingredients, but it's also super easy to make! Check it out!

Korean Cooking: Avocado Smoothie

I'm so sorry I haven't been updating regularly these days! I've just been super busy with the new quarter. I'll try to be more consistent! Thanks for still keeping up with me though!

Today I'll share one of my favorite smoothie recipes.I know it's not the most interesting but I think you guys will really like it if you try it! I also know it's not a Korean drink but it's just super yummy :) 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Beauty Secrets: Korean Spring Beauty Trends

After a long winter, spring is finally in the air! Which means, it's finally time to change up that make-up routine! Here are some of the spring trends that have been very popular in Korea.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Laneige Skincare Haul

I was so excited when I heard that they would be selling Laneige products at Target now! Go check out your nearest Target if you live in America and you're interested in the products mentioned below. I recently went to Target and headed straight for their makeup section in order to pick up a couple of Laneige products! I ended up getting the Deep Pore Cleansing Foam and the Water Sleeping Mask.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Korean Cooking: Soft Tofu Soup

One of my most favorite Korean stews is soft tofu soup. I love LOVE LOVE spicy foods so I enjoy making all my food super spicy but if you don't like spicy food, just take out some of the spicy ingredients.

If you are not fond of any of the ingredients that I use, you can always substitute the ingredients for anything you want.

Friday, April 4, 2014

DIY: Aloe Mask

One my friends grow an Aloe plant in our dorm and well.... it wasn't doing too well... The plant started to droop down because it wasn't getting enough sunlight so we decided to make a mask out of the plant since all of our skin needed some nourishment.  Sorry Eep the plant. We needed your moisture.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Review: Sisley Skincare

A couple weeks ago, I received this sweet package from Christina who works at Sisley containing some of their cult favorites!

It was such a nice surprise in the mail during finals week! Thank You Christina!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Review: Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Eyeshadow

One of my favorite Korean makeup brands is Too Cool For School. I really like this brand not necessarily because of the products themselves but because the packaging for this brand is absolutely adorable. They have the most unique ways of packaging their products without making them look too feminine. Today I will be reviewing the Dinoplatz eyeshadow on platiron in #2 Peach Gold.

Weekly Favorites: Green Tea Konjac Sponge

For some reason, I've been breaking out these days so I decided to try out the Green Tea Konjac Sponge. I don't really know if it stopped my breakouts but I definitely did enjoy the sponge a lot because of it's gentle nature.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Beauty How To: Remove Makeup

I know that we all enjoy putting makeup on but I think the most important thing when it comes to makeup is understanding how to actually remove it. No matter how many skin care products we use, if we don't thoroughly remove our makeup first, the skin care products will have no use. I've decided to start a series where I share simple tips and tricks to some of the newer makeup junkies, the first one being How To Remove Makeup.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Beauty Secrets: 6 Secret Ingredients in Korean Skincare Products

With the wave of K-POP and Korean Dramas entering many other nations, Korean skincare has also become an international interest to women all over the world. This is because the ingredients Korean skincare products often cannot be found in the generic American brands. The reason that so many of these products include such unique ingredients is because Korean skincare products all focus on the concept of having natural products. Many of these ingredients all serve a different purpose, therefore women of all skin-types and skin tones can use these products. Here is a list of 6 unique ingredients that may be the answer to your skin troubles:

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Korean Cooking: Kimchi Fried Rice

I had a poll up on the upper left hand column of this blog wondering what you guys wanted to see more of and making Korean food was interestingly one of the more popular categories. I wanted to start off with something simple today. How to make Kimchi Fried Rice.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Tutorial: EXO Tao Inspired Smokey Eye Tutorial

Can you guys tell how much I like EXO yet? hehe Since I'm on spring break, I was watching videos on Youtube and was once again inspired by Mr. Huang Zi Tao.

I know it may seem weird if guys wear makeup but I absolutely LOVE my EXO so... hehe. here goes!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Weekly Favorites: The Face Shop Radiance Concealer Dual Veil

One of my absolute favorite concealers is The Face Shop Radiance Concealer Dual Veil. This concealer is unique because it comes with both a liquid and a stick concealer in one product. I've really been enjoying this product these days because my skin has been doing that weird thing again where it peels and hurts. I think it's because of the constantly changing weather. But anyways I can't put on any BB Cream or foundation because it shows off my super dry skin. So I just put on this concealer with some powder on my hyper-pigmentation spots instead of applying a BB cream onto my whole face.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Review: The Saem Global Eco Red Lipstick

I guess I've been doing a lot of lip product reviews lately.. But I just couldn't resist in talking about this product today. The Saem Global Eco Red Lipstick is a lipstick endorsed by the one and only GD GD BABY BABY. When I walked into the Saem, as soon as I saw my one and only Gdragon, I couldn't stop myself from purchasing this product.

I mean, just look at how gorgeous G-Dragon looks. Good marketing strategy The Saem.. reeling in all those teenage fan girls.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Review: Etude House Play Color Eyes #1 So Hot Play

My absolute favorite makeup products are eyeshadows and lip products. When I saw the Etude House Play Color Eyes Palette, I could not resist in buying the palette because of its wide variety of colors. A color that's really been catching my eye these days is burgundy. This palette incorporates a nice matte Burgundy color with many shimmery and sparkly other colors.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tutorial: Spring Makeup inspired by BOA

So the weather is finally warming up! Spring is in the air~ Whenever I think of spring, I think of pastels and pinks. However, a new trend this spring is ORANGE. Here is an orange spring look inspired by Missha's new palette featuring BOA.  

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Beauty Secrets: Korean Dewy Radiant Skin

For those of you who don't know, I've recently been hired by to write for their website regarding Korean makeup and beauty! Here is my first ever article that I posted on lxedit. I hope you guys enjoy and help me grow!
When you watch Korean Dramas, have you ever noticed that the female lead characters actually do not put on a lot of makeup? Even if the celebrities do not have a lot of eyeshadow or eyeliner on, one trend that can be spotted in every Korean drama is that the female lead always has dewy, radiant skin. In Korea, they call this kind of skin 물광피부 (mul- kwang- pi- bu) which in direct translation means watery light skin. This "water- light" skin has been a trend in Korean celebrities for many years. Koreans enjoy a more dewy finish rather than the typicalmatte finish. This dewy, radiant skin can be recreated in many ways.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Review: Etude House Color My Brows

I don't normally do my eyebrows. Just because it adds another step to my daily makeup routine and I feel like my eyebrows are dark enough to not fill in. However, I recently dyed the roots of my hair a lighter brown than usual because my grandma told me that I needed to leave the dye in for longer than what is on the box to make the color more prominent.. but it just turned my hair super light at the roots.
I felt like because my roots were so light, I had to do something to my brows in order to balance out my hair color. I ordered this off of because I really wanted to try out a Brow Mascara.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Weekly Favorites: Etude House Dear My Jelly Lips Tok

Wow. I've really been busy lately but this product has really been saving me these days. So I thought I would write a quick blog post to procrastinate even more. Teehee. Anyways. The product I will deem as my Week 3 Weekly Favorites is the Etude House Dear My Jelly Lips Tok in Mango Mango.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Review: Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm

Hello! I'm sorry that I haven't been posting as regularly these days! I have finals this week so I've been busy.. But after this week, I have many many more posts coming soon so please be a little patient with me. Today I'm going to review the Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Tutorial: Girl's Generation Mr. Mr. YoonA inspired look

I was contemplating on whether I should do a Girls Generation inspired look or if I should do a 2NE1 inspired look but YoonA's eyeliner just caught my eye this time. Don't get me wrong, I love both groups and I think every member is gorgeous. It's just that YoonA's picture was too captivating. No wonder she's dating the one and only Lee Seung Gi

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Beauty Secrets: Part 2: Acne Remedies

On my previous post, I talked about the causes of acne and ways that we can eradicate acne from the root of the problem. However, if you want to see the effects of these solutions, it takes a while for your body to cleanse itself. SO, I present to you a couple of quick products that you can use when you desperately need to get rid of a pimple growing on your face.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Beauty Secrets: Part 1: Face Mapping

I wanted to start a new series called Beauty Secrets where I tell you guys information about the topic of interest. The first topic will be Acne because many of us still struggle to fight acne.
Do notice that your acne tends to reappear in the same locations?
If so, its no coincidence.  The location of your pimples often shows the cause of them. By solving the root of your problems may be the answer to solving your agonizing pimple days.

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