Saturday, March 28, 2015

Paint the town beautiful

Hello!!!

I'm back for another post in Seoul!

I'm still not yet done with the first week and this post might be slightly shorter because I'm sick HAHA but I kinda have the vibe to post something so here goes something!


This was after Gwangjang market where we found this 'river' or something more like a canal which looks extremely gorgeous to not take a photo of haha.

We headed to the popular Mural Village located around Ihwa-dong. It's as made famous by Rooftop Prince if I'm not wrong but they filmed their drama at this beautiful stairs with sunflower paintings keke.

We decided to take a look there and DAMN THAT PLACE IS STUNNING.

Just one down-side is that it's REALLY REALLY out of the place and it felt like I went hiking just to take a look at this place haha.


This is the route where we walked pass Naksan Park, another beautiful place made famous by another drama haha.
Didn't get to walk into Naksan Park 'cause it's way too huge.


Happy faces although we're super tired climbing the stairs and walking those slopes.



The area is really jaw-droppingly beautiful, just taking a walk around that area will calm us down and relieve some stress.
If you're planning to visit this place, I suggest you to not just think about rushing over to your destination (which in this case may be the famous rooftop prince stairs which all the tourists are raving about). Make sure you're not rushing and enjoy your walk!
Take it as a 'healing trip' and enjoy every bit of the walk 'cause the walk over to the mural village is really really far but definitely stress-relieving with lots of nice sceneries for you to look at.


Turns out the stairs aren't my favourite thing of this trip to Mural Village 'cause there were WAY TOO MANY TOURISTS queuing to take a quick picture.



So yeah!!! :D That's our trip to Mural village at Ihwa-dong.


Next post will be about Gyeongbokgong, and then our last day around Hongdae before moving to Gangnam!
Will be posting a review on Seoul Mansion on the last day of the week as well to share with your my experience in this guest-house!

Thanks for reading and thanks for sticking by!

XOXO

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sponsored - Colgate Optic White Plus Shine

Personally, I find that a SMILE is our most important asset.

We use it to express our happiness and gratuity, and also, smiling is extremely important when it comes to photo-taking. ;) HAHAHA!


To me, I feel more confident flaunting a huge smile when my teeth are shining white!!!! :D

On top of teeth straightening, another most important factor will be TEETH WHITENING!

With brighter and whiter teeth, you tend to look more appealing.


With Colgate Optic White Plus Shine, your teeth can shine bright like a diamond too hahaha!

As I'm a huge tea-lover, I have been getting a lot of tea stains on my teeth making them yellow - which looks very disturbing (trust me)! Because of that, I got less confident when it comes to smiling. I WANT TO HIDE THE STAINS! T _ T

I definitely cannot give up my love for tea so looking for a toothpaste with stain remover benefit is extremely important to me!


Colgate Optic White has been in the market for quite some time and I've been keeping a lookout for it for a while now!
They recently sent me the new series of Colgate Optic White PLUS SHINE and I am completely SOLD!

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Whiter and Shinier teeth after one week???
I NEED.


I've recently started to use Colgate Optic White Plus Shine and I have to say I'm really pretty impressed and will be packing this in my bag for my upcoming overseas trip!


The reason why this product works so amazingly well is due to their newly upgraded formula with "Micro-Crystal Particles" which helps to polish our teeth to give us that dazzling smile we all desired!

I think this product work really well for people who have tea/coffee stain issues like me because our teeth ARE white, just that it's covered by those ugly stains caused by our love for tea and coffee!
With Colgate Optic White Plus Shine, it helps us to polish our teeth everyday - revealing our naturally white teeth!


Colgate Optic White Plus Shine is now retailing at an introductory price of $6.90!!! :)
Definitely affordable - give it a try!!!

Never underestimate what a smile can do! Let it boost your confidence and set yourself a great first impression! :)

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Thanks for reading~

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Bukchon Village and Gwangjang Market

I'm back for more updates in Seoul!!! :D

Hope you liked my previous post hahaha. I've finally found time to sit down at home again. Past two days were hectic! My parents came over to Seoul for a 5 days vacation so we hung out and went to lots and lots of different attractions in Korea. (Will update soon!)

Anyway, I'm still at the first week.
We headed to Bukchon Village. I've visited that area once last year and I really liked how relaxing the area was - loaded with quiet and pretty cafes.
Loving how they maintained the traditional houses while adding some modern tweak to it so we have some entertainment there as well.

There are rows and rows of shops, many selling vintage things and cute collectables.


This house has surveillance camera at the gate. Probably too many tourists loitering around here hahaha.


I uploaded a picture on Instagram and some of you left comments saying Roommates are around here!!! Doubt their neighbourhood is easily accessible right.... Else fans will be camping outside just to catch a glimpse hahahaha.


Anyway many dramas are filmed here as well!!! Like Personal Taste with Lee Min Ho in it. xD


Pose it. Werk it. ;)


Gorgeous place, really!!! I took a picture at this exact spot last year as well hahaha.


Stunning clothes with crazy prices.


I had churros as well!!!! I LOVE THIS CHURROS from Street Churros!!! Just 2 000won for their Cinnamon one!!!! Super super super crispy and sweet.




Later that night, we had some street food to satisfy my craving for Kimbap haha.

Kimbaps are Korean sushi by the wayyyy.


And odeng!!!

My face was swollen 99% of the time 'cause of the extreme cold weather lol.

Anyway, I filmed more videos so I didn't take much pictures.

MEANING....THERE. WILL. BE. VLOG. COMING. OUT. SOON. :D

Anyway, the next morning, we headed to Gwangjang market, which is a must-go for all the korean food fanatics.


Again, not many pictures that day but videos...plenty!! :D

Hope I can find the time to edit the videos and release it soon!!!!


We had some drug kimbaps (those tiny ones), odeng and pancakes~ Already really full after. Omg.


Alright, that's all for now! See you soon!!!!! :D

Thanks for reading!

xx

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sponsored Post - My Biggest Skincare Concern

What's your biggest skincare concern?

I like my skin to be fair and bright so I will 'glow' in pictures!

Due to my major concern on skin brightening, I tend to be attracted to a lot of treatments or products focusing on skin brightening!

My work requires me to take photos outdoor most of the time - which means I am more exposed to sun!!! Sun is a HORRIBLE factor to hyper-pigmentation and discolouration!
On top of that, it caused my skin to be extremely dry due of the constant exposure to UV Rays from the sun.


Recently, I was introduced to The Body Shop's Moisture White Shiso Overnight Triple Boost Serum and I was pretty amused by the product (not just because of the ultra long name HAHA) but for how it works. :D



What attracted me to this product is that it's an OVERNIGHT SERUM!
I love overnight products 'cause our sleeping time is when our skin is most receptive to restoration!
Night time has no harsh UV rays as well!!!

Since young, I've been told that the optimum sleeping time is 11pm - 2am!
That's the time when new cells are generated and old are being repaired. :D

With an effective overnight cream + our skin being so receptive to restoration.....!!!


The Moisture White Shiso Overnight Triple Boost Serum is developed for and tested by Asian Women, which means it will work amazing for us Asians! :)



There is also an Intense Brightening Boost as it includes Potent Shiso Complex ingredient - an effective skin brightener enriched with Shiso, Vitamin C, Liquorice and Aloe Vera!!!

On top of that, it gives us a translucent boost which helps to neutralise potential darkening free radicals and help prevent further discolouration!!!! (YAY)

As I have mentioned previously, my skin is extremely dry as well!
This product has a plumping moisture boost which helps with a deep hydration for a radiant appearance!!!!


You can watch my video below if you want to know more about it and also check out the fast absorbency of this product!!!
It absorbs so quickly, leaving no greasy feeling on my skin after usage~


After 4 weeks of use, there are proven brightening results
1) Dark spots reduced
2) Skin appears more translucent
3) Skin feels plumped with moisture

I'm so excited to see how my skin will look after 4 weeks!!!

Before using The Body Shop Moisture White Shiso Overnight Triple Boost Serum, I will apply a pre-serum, also from The Body Shop, The Body Shop's Drop Of Youth Concentrate!


Don't be mistaken! I'm still young - but that doesn't mean I shouldn't use products giving younger-looking skin!

As most of us like applying makeup, such actions will cause pulling and tagging of our skin, which will in turn create wrinkles!!! T _ T

I do have quite a bit of fine lines on my face. Anyway, PREVENTION IS KEY!!! 
Before it gets worse, you need to protect your skin!


The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Concentrate leaves skin looking smoother, firmer, more even and fresher!!!

Another product I want to introduce to you from The Body Shop is not a skin care product!


It's The Body Shop's Moisture White Bright Compact Foundation which gives you brighter, fairer skin in just minutes, thanks to the light-diffusing fine mica pearls! ;)


The pinkish area is for highlighting while the bottom beige-looking one is the base foundation!

You can mix them up for an overall brightening effect, or you can first apply your foundation, and then the highlighter on the high points of your face like your nose bridge, forehead, cheekbones and chin!




With SPF 25 PA+++ included in the foundation, yay to brighter, fairer, glowing skin!!! :D


Thanks for reading and do remember to check our my video hehe.

xx

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

NIVEA - In Shower Wash-Off Lotion

I have this HUGE concern with my skin that I never used to bother so much about.

I never used to care so much about how dry my skin is -The only thing I notice is my skin tone.

However, my skin started to itch a lot, I feel like my skin is tearing apart every time I stretch my arms.
That's when I started noticing that my skin is flaking, and that it's so dry it started to hurt, like as if my skin is cracking every time I move!!!

I don't have the habit of applying lotion daily, hence, my skin only gets worse - even drinking more water to hydrate myself don't help much.

I'm not kidding when I say my skin is flaking. I feel like a snake.


Can you see those white flakes?!?! T _ T

As a very lazy person (haha), I always forget that I have to apply body lotion! However, now that NIVEA In-shower conditioner is placed in my shower along with my other shower essentials, I will never forget to moisturise my body!

At the same time, in shower, your skin is moist and warm, hence prepping your skin to better absorb the care products!

When I hear NIVEA, I think of their whole lot of creative product ranges which I've tried since young!
I used to care so much about my skin tone so I purchased their whitening range. xD
I've trusted this brand a lot and have been using it since young, with my family, so honestly, when their new products came out, I was quite sure that they will work pretty amazing. *_*

Who else uses NIVEA since young?! Raise up your hands!!! *raises*



NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner (Intensive) is currently part of my essential products in the shower now!



The one I'm holding is the In-Shower INTENSIVE series, meant for dry skin like mine, this works like magic.

I'm not even kidding! I took a before and after photo of my skin and zoomed in.

You can significantly tell that my flaking skin are mostly not visible anymore. O_O


SEE!!!!!

Most importantly - I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER.

My skin feels SOFT and MOISTURISED! I'm soooooo happy because they don't itch as much anymore when I move around.

My skin is no longer cracking!

The body part which I'm most concerned of is around my elbow because we flex that area a lot and it hurts/itches so bad all the time!!!

I'M SO HAPPY BECAUSE IT'S NO LONGER HURTING!!! :D :D :D

After 2 weeks of use, I've received a moisture device to test the efficacy of In-Shower Skin Conditioner. The higher the digits, the more hydrated your skin is!



Before shower, the moisture device reads 37, which is really dry. I believe 37 is considered a fairly good score and is probably far worst if I were to measure my dry flaky skin 2 weeks ago. HAHAHA that's why I'm really surprised after using NIVEA In-shower conditioner...

It's 57!!! That's like 54% more hydrated HAHA!!! SCORE!!!!


How to use it? Yes, just like the name of this product, it is a conditioner just for your skin!

It works the same as your hair conditioner - it helps to nourish your skin like how your hair conditioner nourishes your hair.

Even the way you use it is the same!
Just like how you use your hair conditioner after your shampoo, you use NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner after your shower gel!

4 simple steps you can follow~


Use it after your shower gel and rinse it off! :D





NIVEA's In-Shower Skin Conditioner comes in three ranges -
Whitening - 250ml ($10.90) & 400ml ($14.90)
Normal Skin range - 250ml ($7.90) & 400ml ($10.90)
Intensive range (the one I'm currently using- 250ml ($7.90) & 400ml ($10.90)

Each of them comes in two different sizes, 400ml and 250ml! ^_^


Don't wait till it's too late, girls! We all need beautiful smooth skin! Not just for appearance because it makes us feel a lot better too!!! :)

Also, now that NIVEA in-shower skin conditioner is placed in my shower along with my other shower essentials, I will never forget to moisturise my body!

There is also a promotion going on~

Get 25% off NIVEA In-Shower Whitening 400ml only in Watson's!



I’ve bookmarked this link to see NIVEA’s ongoing promotions! 

Thanks for reading~~ xx