Thursday, August 13, 2015

What I did today: Mecenatpolis Mall (메세나폴리스 몰)

I haven't updated about my travels in a while because I took a week long trip around the country! If you follow me on instagram, you might have seen a few of my photos. I went to Daejeon, Daegu, Busan, Geoje, and Jinju, but came home a couple days early because I was too tired to continue. 

I took a lot of photos with my phone but not my camera, because I was too busy enjoying the sights in front of me :) I personally prefer to experience traveling by looking through my own eyes instead of a lens, which is why I haven't been documenting everything I do. Taking photos with my phone is a lot easier for me though, so soon I'll upload some shorter posts about what I did while traveling.

Yesterday, I returned to Seoul. I think I had two levels of home-sickness while traveling. One for my goshiwon in Seoul and another level for my hometown in Texas. I enjoyed seeing more of the country, but being back in Seoul feels so good!

Today, I treated myself to a small shopping trip and brunch!

Monday, August 3, 2015

[GIVEAWAY] My Skinfood Membership + Skinfood giveaway

I recently signed up for a free membership at one of my favorite Korean cosmetic lines, Skinfood! I wasn't totally sure how I got all the free gifts that I did because the employee divided my stuff into two purchases to give me the best deal.

The free stuff I received on this purchase:
  • Box of cotton pads (free with any purchase that day)
  • Bottle of nail polish (they're having a 1+1 deal on their Nail Vita Alpha line)
  • Gift set of three mask sheets (aloe, strawberry, and tangerine) + a trail size (smaller than travel) tomato whitening kit (toner + cream)
  • Travel set (Lemon Verbena body wash + lotion, Rice Brightening Scrub Foam, Argan Oil Silk hair conditioner + shampoo)
I believe the bottom two were the membership gifts, but she didn't say anything about the mask sheet and whitening kit set, so I'm not sure.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

[REVIEW] Skinfood Black Sugar Cleansing Oil

This is my first Korean skincare review! I've gone through quite a few Korean skincare products looking for the perfect regime, so I'm excited to share my findings with you as I experiment. I rarely buy skincare products without searching for reviews online first, so I know what I'm looking for in reviews and hopefully can write a thorough one myself. My reviews will be long in order to be thorough, but organized in a way in which you should be able to skim through and find what you need.

I'm choosing to review this cleansing oil first because I've been using it for about a year now and have just bought my third bottle!

Review summary: This cleansing oil effortlessly removes any makeup while leaving my skin feeling moisturized and unharmed. It should be used before your usual cleanser.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Cafe Gaene 카페 개네 [ Myeongdong Cafe Review ]

I recently became acquainted with a sweet, fun girl from England at a hip hop concert and we decided to meet at 명동 (Myeongdong, a popular shopping district) for coffee and shopping! She recommended a dog cafe there and even though I'm more of a cat person, I really wanted to check it out.