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.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


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Weekly Favorites: Winter Essentials

Finally, after a cold winter here in Santa Cruz, the weather has finally began to become warmer. I EVEN SAW BUTTERFLIES TODAY! Since the season is changing, I thought it would be nice to have a Winter Favorites post.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Tutorial: Kim Yuna Inspired Everyday Monolid Look

Let me tell you guys a secret. I used to have monolids but recently got double eyelid surgery because so many people made fun of my small eyes in high school. However, recently, many people around me have monolids where as when I was in high school, I was the only one with monolids. Seeing everyone with monolids makes me miss my monolids a little, so I decided to do a monolid tutorial inspired by the one and only Queen Yuna.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Review: VDL Pink Colada Milk Tint Bar and Comparison to Benefit.

Today's review is the VDL Pink Colada Milk Tint Bar. The VDL Tint bar series comes in three different types. A milk tint, a gel tint, and a bar tint. The milk tint is a lighter consistency with lighter pigmentation. The gel tint is a bright neon color tint and the Bar tint is a unique tint with three colors in one bar tint to make a natural gradient effect.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Review: CLIO Gelpresso Mini Set

When I was in Korea last summer, I was determined to find a REALLY good eyeliner. I heard many good things about the CLIO gelpresso eyeliner however, I wasn't willing to pay 12,000Won for each eyeliner that I wanted to try out. I wanted to try all these exotic colors and I didn't want to pay such a high price for each individual one. That's when I found this Gelpresso Mini Eyeliner set:

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Tutorial: EXO Baekhyun Burgundy Eyes Inspired Look

I wanted to make it a little special so instead of doing a typical girls generation or 2NE1 makeup tutorial, I changed a boy band's makeup to fit a girl's. I don't know about you guys but in 2013 I have been absolutely in LOVE with EXO. So I wanted to recreate the look Baekhyun was wearing during the 2014 Seoul Gayo Daejun Awards.

Review: Banila Co It Radiant CC Cream

Today I bring to you one of my absolute favorite CC Creams. What is a CC Cream? CC Cream stands for Color Control cream. Unlike BB Creams that can often be a little thick, CC Creams are as light as a lotion while performing skin care benefits with a little bit of coverage.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Review: Innisfree Color Glow Lipstick

Although dark burgundy colors are better for the fall/ winter season, I always love bringing out a darker lip color whenever the weather is cloudy and here in Santa Cruz, the weather has been pretty gloomy for the past couple of weeks so I thought it would be a great time to talk about my favorite dark lipstick the Innisfree Color Glow Lipstick

Monday, March 3, 2014

Weekly Favorites: Skinfood Darkcircle Concealer Cream

Today I bring to you one of the most talked about Korean concealers. The Skinfood Darkcirlce Concealer Cream.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Review: Missha Jewel Star Eyes Eyeshadow

Hello fellow Beauty lovers!
I have brought to you another review. This time, I will be reviewing Missha's Jewel Star Eyes Eyeshadow.

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