Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I stole my mum's perfume | Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs


I stole my mum's perfume, literally! Since my favourite taylor swift perfume has run it's course, it was time to try a new scent. Just at the right time my mum got this as her birthday present, what better chance to steal it over and take a whiff of it. I have secretly been using it every day. *shhhh*

Lets start off with the packaging. I love the daisies going all around the top of the bottle. It's such a feminine look, what more it looks stunning on my dressing table. The baby blue with hints of gold makes it stand out among my other bottle of perfumes. The spraying mechanism feels really sturdy and sprays out evenly each time.

If your into soft floral scent with a slight hint of sweetness, than this is right up your alley. The floral scent is not too overpowering which i really love. I'm not much of a floral scent lover as sometimes it can be too overwhelming for me that's why i tend like sweeter scents like Taylor by Taylor Swift. So it was quite surprising that Daisy Dream smells pleasing to me.

What's your to-go perfume at the moment?


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Disclaimer:- All the products seen above is purchased with my own money or gifted and is not sponsored. This review is intended to share information with my readers and are my own opinion. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Beauty | Morning skincare routine


My skincare routine is one post that have been sitting for far too long on my list of blogpost idea. So i thought today would be a good day to whip up a post and check it out of my list. I don't think i've posted one before dedicating to just morning skin care routine alone. So here i am sitting down and typing this post out to share with you guys what i've been using every morning. 

Keeping things simple in the morning with only four skincare steps.  If you're a season reader of my blog you would know that my skin is acne prone with oiliness on the T-zone area. If your not, now you know! :) Here's what i've been using: 

Step 1. Cleanse - Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser
I've wrote a review on this before and since seeing result to my skin, i have not changed to any type of cleanser. They have changed the packaging since than and i do prefer this one compared to the old packaging. They have made it easier to squeeze the product out. The formulae is still the same if I'm not mistaken (well, correct me if I'm wrong). I use this for day and night and each time i feel my skin is more refreshed and clear of impurities. 

Step 2. Tone - Khiel's Calendula Herbal-Extrac Toner (Alcohol-Free)
I've talked about this briefly before here. If you didn't know, Calendula helps in soothing acne prone skin and calming down any inflamed ares. Which is really great for my skin! I usually pour some onto a cotton wool and wipe it gently over my face. It feels really nice when applying and whenever i feel that a certain area needed more attention, i will leave it on for a little bit longer. 

Step 3. Serum - Biotherm Pure-fect Skin
This is a new step in my skincare routine. Only recently did i start to feel that i needed some extra care to help in healing and maintaining my skin. Those years of picking and tugging on the skin has left a few marks. So one day i walked up to Watsons and asked the sales rep to recommend me something which will help in perfecting my skin. And voila, i paid and brought it home! I really love that the gel gets absorbed into the skin easily. It always make my skin feel so smooth and nice to the touch. It does exactly what it says, keeping the oiliness at bay. The gel like texture is smooth and smells really nice as well. This was a pretty good addition to my skin care routine as it felt like my skin has shown some improvement. I usually go for one pump (day and night) and than tap is onto the skin at the same time giving some pressure for blood circulation and reduce puffiness.  


Step 4. Moisturize - PureHeals Calendula 70 Blemish Moisturizer
I picked this up about a couple months ago from Sephora. I've not tried anything from PureHeals before and since hearing that it's from Korea, i was pretty sure that it will be good. Whilst keeping in the same ingredient list which will help in soothing my inflamed pimple prone skin. The product comes in a gel like texture which will spread on easily onto the skin and doesn't leave a stickiness feel. Besides the calming effect it also helps with wrinkle care and whitening as well. Oh and did i mention, PureHeals does not test on animals! 

What's your morning skincare routine?


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Disclaimer:- All the products seen above is purchased with my own money or gifted and is not sponsored. This review is intended to share information with my readers and are my own opinion. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Winter in Korea: Day 2 - Everland & Dongdaemun!

I'm pretty stoke to finally come about on the second day of my Korea trip. This is where all the fun begins! 

Here's Part 1 of my Korea travelog if you missed it. Basically we spent one day of travelling and settling down. After that delicious dinner, I definitely had a good night sleep. Surely needing all the rest that I can get for a whole day of activity ahead. Keep on reading and you will surely know why... 

On the eve of Christmas, the itinerary was to spend a day in Everland. It's better to visit theme parks on a non public holiday as there will be less people. So, we started off the day with breakfast at a nearby cafe near the Hotel that we were staying. You will soon realise that most of the cafe's or the restaurants that we visited are some random places as we didn't really planned out where to eat. Most of it was just stops at along the way.

I'm all bundled up to brace the cold wintry air. This morning it's about 2-3 degree celsius and it got lower (below 0 degree celsius) throughout the day!

We decided to take the train route (since our hotel is near the station) to Everland by using the Everline which will stop right at the theme park. Here's the directions from Myeongdong station:

1- Take train to Chungmuro station
2- Transfer to Line 3  and take train to Yangjae station
3- Transfer to Shinbundang Line and take train to Jeongja
4- Transfer to Bundang Line and take train to Giheung
5- Transfer to Everline and take train to Jeondae - Everland.

Or if your keen on taking the bus,  go to Gangnam station, Line 2, Exit 6 or 7. Walked pass by the Dunking Donuts and cross the road. The bus stops in the middle of the busy road. Bus 5002 will go to Everland.


Double checking on the route to take.

Right when you step outside of Giheung station, this building is the where you will be taking Everline. We thought we came out of the wrong station but thank god we looked around the area.

First sight of snow! This means we're really out of Seoul city already.

Yongin Everline looks like the monorails that we have here.

Look at the view!! Breathtakingly stunning.

We're almost there!

Once you reached the last station you will come out to this. Just cross the bridge and you will be able to see Everland sign boards everywhere.

After what feels like a long train ride, we are finally here!!

On the day we went to Everland it is open from 10:00 - 20:00 but it also varies on the dates. So if your planning to go there, it would be best to double check on their website. Also another perk for foreigners, they have discount coupons that you can print out. The fare that we paid with the coupons cost 35,000 won per person.

Since it's christmas season, everywhere is decked out with christmas decorations. I like!

The ever famous magical tree that you will never miss once you walk in. It's so much nicer during the night. I have some shots of it down below.

Everything look like they came out from fairy tales. 

Everland is really huge! It's divided into 5 sections namely Global fair, American adventure, Magic land, European adventure and Zoo-Topia. Since it's so huge, we didn't really know where to start. Honestly, I don't think we manage to cover the entire area. Since we were really just following the crowd, we came across this ski lift that will bring us down to Zoo-Topia.

Fist animal in sight, Mr Polar bear!


I read around blogs and gotten to know that you should not miss this safari ride. Basically the animals in this safari are not in cages as we see in the zoo. They are all left running freely and guest will be sitting inside a caged bus to see the animals. This is the current standing number of lions, tigers, bears and etc. Their most unique animal that they have is a Liger, a mix of a lion and a tiger.

The view as we wait for the bus to come.

The ride begins here. 

White tigers.

See how freely they are left running around.

Hyenas!

Spotted a lion.

The one Liger here. 

As the tour ends, we came across an owl and really huge eagle. I have never seen an eagle so unclose before and didn't expect them to be so huge!

After the safari tour, we continue to wonder around.

First sight of the oldest wooden roller coaster.

OMG! These sheep are the cutest!

This tent is basically your life saver during winter time. They have heaters set inside for you to warm yourself.

One of the main reason that we came to Everland was because of something inside Alpine Village. 

This!

Snow buster! Yes, one of the main reason that we came here. All for snow sleighing! Only available during winter and they have 3 different rides in Alpine Village. This slope is the medium size slope. Which is high but not very high.

The second one is for kids. OMG those kids were so freaking cute!

Of course to satisfy us, we headed straight to the highest slope.

What an amazing view we got while walking up the flight of stairs. Everland is definitely HUGE!

Another sight of thick snow while in queue!

Of course this is a photo taking opportunity. 

Dum dum dum! Definitely worth sitting it once in your life time.

After snow buster, we went looking around the shops.

T-Express, they say you need to experience it at least once. But too bad the weather was too cold for me to handle thus it was a pass. Maybe next time.

As nightfall comes closer, the lights will start to brighten up the park. 

Eat cotton candy in Korea during winter, check!

Life saver during winter. You will definitely catch me sticking my hands up one of this whenever we pass by.

Omnomnomnom!

Look at those lights that illuminate the entire park!

This baby girl was so cute, she called out to her mum and said some magical word while waving her wand!

Lights everywhere!

Saying goodbye to a magical world. Till next time!

We decided to head down to Dongdaemun after to get dinner. Here's the bright staircase right outside the train station that will lead you right to Dongdaemun.

If you intend to do some shopping while in Seoul, Dongdaemun is the right place for you! They have shopping malls which open till 4am in the morning. Speaking of hard core shopping. 

Dinner at some random shop. Eventhough its random, the food is still good!

That concludes day 2 which is one heck of a tiring day and also took me so long to blog about it. Wait up for day 3 which hopefully will be up sooner if not later. :) 

Have a great day ahead peeps! 

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