[Ad-Gifted]: The Skin House UV protection sun block review ☀️

When I look for a new sunscreen, or one that can better the one I currently use, the main point I consider most is if it has protection against UV rays in conjunction to a high SPF and preferably PA+++. The Skin House UV protection sun block covers all of these conditions with a lightweight…

[AD-Gifted]: Glowhill Glam Glow Make Up Facial Mask – Review ✨

I tried two of the Glowhill Glam Make Up Facial Masks/글램 골드 메이크업 페이셜 마스크 a little while back. These masks are available in two versions: gold and pink. What makes these masks unique is that they functions as a pearlescent makeup base/’tone up’, giving skin a radiant glow perfect for achieving a glossy makeup…

[Ad-Gifted]: Glowhill Glow Masks (Review) ✨

For today’s skincare review, we have the Glowhill Xenoverse Black Glow Mask & Aurora White Hole Glow mask; which I’m sure is something you glitter & space theme lovers will want to try! Both are 15~20 minute (- as long as you don’t apply an overly thick layer) peel-off masks, yet each have a different…

[Ad-Gifted]: G9skin Pink Blur Hydrogel Eye Patches Review.

A few months ago I started using Hydrogel Eyepatchs on the odd occasion but wasn’t satisfied with packets containing 2 pairs at most. Thanking to G9skin I now have a tub of their ‘Pink Blur Hydrogel Eye patches’ to use at least once a week or “whenever wrinkle improvement is desired”. The packaging states that…

[Ad-Gifted]: Keep Cool Soothe Bamboo Toner Review 🌿

Not to long ago I reviewed the matching serum to this Keep Cool Soothe Bamboo Toner/킵쿨 수드 대나무 토너 (350ml). Usually I’m not the sort of person to use multiple products in a range, just because they correspond with each other I just don’t feel like it’s necessary to use a whole collection; especially if…

[Ad-Gifted]: Glowhill Total Solution Glow Ampoule Pads (review) ✨

Ampoule pads: Have you used them before? To tell the truth I didn’t know they existed until I received these Glowhill Total Solution Glow Ampoule Pads. If you seek youthful, glowing, glossy skin that’s achieved through the use of skincare rather than layering uncomfortable makeup products that aim to provide the same look, then I…

Diary 13 – Overcast.

Sometimes I like rainy days. The pitter-patter of rain drops falling and trickling down a window pain or umbrella is relaxing. Sometimes rainy days paint an overcast slate grey sky, that can make 2pm on a Summer Monday resemble a cozy September evening. Lately indoors has become more of a comfort once again: I’m regretful…

[Ad-Gifted]: Keep Cool – Soothe Bamboo Serum Review 🌿

I initially became intrigued by ‘Keep Cool’ skincare, particularly their ‘Soothe’ range, as it’s target beneficiaries are those with Sensitive Dehydrated Oily Skin: my skin type exactly. Firstly, I’d like to discuss the ‘Keep Cool Soothe Bamboo Serum/깁쿨 수드 대나무 세럼’ (50ml): 🌿 The serum utilizes bamboo water in replacement of typical mineral water found…

[Ad-Gifted]: TheYeon Toning7 Radiance Liquid Cream Review 🌼

On Thursday I received TheYeon Toning7 Radiance Liquid Cream & I can already say that I’m very impressed! First of all, not often do we come across a skincare product that can act as a toner and light emulsion at the same time. To be exact the packaging states that it’s an “intensive liquid moisturiser…

[Ad-Gifted]: Manuka RX Ointment Review 💛 🇳🇿

Dry skin, combination skin, oily skin: whichever your skin type we all experience skin issues that need a little TLC with a natural remedy. The Manuka RX ointment, infused with Manuka Oil sourced from New Zealand, is “a local topical application for burns, chafing, cuts, cracked skin, splinters, minor abrasions, wounds, insect bites and nappy…

[AD-Gifted]: Ground Plan 24hr Secret Mist Plus Review 🕒

Until recently, I had always associated face mists with supplying a top-up of extra hydration throughout the daytime, and didn’t regard it as an essential item mainly due to not having dry skin. I now realise that I misjudged face mists, purely because I naively suspected that all mists were more or less the same:…

Dr G. Green Mild Up Sunscreen Review 💚

Even if you have never come across another Dr. G skincare product before, its still highly likely that you have stumbled upon this face sunscreen one way or another. Currently, for a prolonged time now, this sunscreen has remained the most sold & top rated product of it’s category on leading kbeauty distributing websites: both…

[AD-Gifted]: Thank You Farmer – Back to Iceland Cleansing Water Review 🇮🇸

I have been using this ‘Thank You Farmer – Back to Iceland Cleansing Water’ for almost a week, and can finally introduce it to you with a little description & review. Key Ingredients Papain (Papaya Enzymes) for moisture & gentle exfoliation without solid particles. Icelandic Moss provides nutrients which protect skin from common environmental factors….

Be Your Own Hype Man.

Gladly, I think we can all say that the discussion of Mental Health is more acceptable and widely spread than say around 5+ years ago. A large part of promoting a positive mindset, whether it be for yourself or others, is surrounding yourself with good or trustworthy people who you can vent to in times…

Diary #12 – Coffee helps ☕

I’m unsure how to describe the week just past… It’s had it’s highs, then again it’s had it’s lows just as any week for the majority of us. All I know is that coffee helps. Half of me is sick to death with social media being swarmed by the constant body shaming of others, and…

Diary #11 – ‘Get it beauty’ con & turning 24 💄🎂

Tuesday 30th April I met up with my new friend Mara for some lunch, followed by coffee. I’m sure she won’t mind me introducing you to her as she also is present in the beauty blogging seen, just over on Instagram. It was only our second meet-up, so spending the afternoon together helped us to…

24 things I’ve learnt in 24 years.

Learning is a lifelong process: it doesn’t stop when we leave school or university, nor does it stop when we are married with children or when we retire. Tag style posts like this one have been circling around for some time now, and I always considered them to be pointless due to people not necessarily…

Aneuken Coffee ☕

“A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.” – Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). Along the busy street, among the brightly lit cafés and shops, Aneukan Coffee Café stood out beside others with is soft lighting and spacious interior. The café is divided into two halves:…

Diary #10 – Just go for it 🙌

For the past week and a half, I wouldn’t say I’ve experienced a sudden serge in confidence, yet I’ve certainly lived by the ‘just go for it’ motto. With this attitude in mind I have been able to speak-up a bit, sitting less in silence. I still think it will take some time to coax…

73 Questions with Emma – Vogue Parody 💭

Happy Sunday to all! Today I bring you a slightly different blog post to you: a 73 Questions tag inspired by Vogue magazine. My Twitter pal Mari, created this Parody & tagged me along with others to join the fun. Usually, I don’t do tag-style blog posts, as they aren’t unique and undifferential from tags…

[Review]: Dewytree Fitness Deep Mask 🌿💜

The majority of sheet masks available are created with the intention to provide intense hydration or at least restore moisture back into skin from the surface layer through to the Epidermis: this can be achieved with a mutlitude of specialist indregients which make up the ampoule in which a sheet mask is drenched in; at…

[Review]: Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam 🤔

Outside of Korea, most of us turn to kbeauty and fashion websites to purchase skincare products belonging to Korean, Japanese and Chinese brands. Among the most affordable and popular items on sites including Yesstyle for example, the Etude House Baking Powder range often is featured on their home/most highly rated items pages. Despite using Korean…

Diary #9 – My mind is muddled.

I’d say it’s possibly surpassed a week since I have felt like writing anything. I managed to type-up a product review sometime last week, but to be honest it felt forced; then again I feel pleased with myself that I was productive in some shape or form despite feeling ‘low’ (?) I thought it wouldn’t…

[Review]: Leaders Hydrogel Eye Therapy Patch.

As soon as this Spring begun, I rather abruptly started to experience the typical symptoms associated with Hayfever. We may have only just entered the month of April, however the majority of cherry blossoms have already bloomed and blustery winds seem to be blowing pollen and other allergens in nature in every possible direction. Commonly…

Diary #8 – Grey skies & rainy evenings ☔🌧️

Happy Mother’s Day too all the Mums with us today and to those who are with us in spirit. Thank you to all of those who fulfil the roles of Mothers; whether they be Dads, Uncles, Aunites, a Grandparent, Godparent or simply an older friend who makes us feel loved, safe and provide guidance whenever…

[AD-Gifted]: eyeNlip Beauty Matt Lipstick (아이앤립 매트 립스틱) Review

Kbeauty products are gradually growing in popularity outside of Korea itself; due to this sudden increase in demand to add unique, new or better quality cosmetics to the beauty market, it is of upmost importance to countless Kbeauty brands, including eyeNlip, to provide these qualities. Not only do eyeNlip offer ampoules, cleansing foams, shampoo, collagen…

Paris Baguette Boulangerie 🥐

Today the wind is blustery, yet the sun keeps peaking through the clouds. On Sundays, especially a pleasant Sunday in early Springtime like this one, I like to take a walk to my favourite bakery Franchise: Paris Baguette. Undoubtably the mentioning of this Boulangerie isn’t something new to my blog; I’ve certaining scattered my appreciation…

‘Ban Ga Woe Café’ (반가워 카페) – Gulpocheon, Incheon, South Korea.

As much as I enjoy a franchise coffee shop, whether that be in the UK or Korea, sometimes it’s more enjoyable and fitting to appreciate an independent perhaps one-off coffee shop. Blog sites, map applications, travel advisory websites, and social media provide plenty of useful information and recommendations for highly rated, thriving cafés in Seoul…

Honey.

The tension drips bitter, onyx black like the coffee you gaze into whilst you stir it with loneliness, regret. You tread the beaten path in open air as a passer-by leaves a lingering scent of the rose water which would douse my neck. You reminisce, clouded by the aroma only to find your palms unclasped….

What is Natto? 🥢

Natto (納豆) is a Japanese fermented soybean dish typically eaten for breakfast. Thesedays Natto is considered as a “superfood” – foods which provide multiple vitamins, healthy bacteria cultures which aid digestion, foods containing anti-inflammatory properties and/or overall have a positive impact on our bodies’ condition, functionality and energy levels. Other superfoods which you might be…

Diary #7 – Kimbab, new home & too many lattes.

This week commenced with packing the mountain of clothing which I somehow have accumulated, yet still rotate between the same four or five outfits. I’ve become fairly good at packing thanking to my liking for organisation and moving between France, the UK and Korea over the last couple of years. Then again, I should probably…

Diary #6 – Strawberries & Uplifting Giggles 🍓💻

This week has been relatively hectic in comparison to the week before. One thing I’m glad about is waking up at a sensible, decent time each morning, and actually having the best week of sleep I’ve had in months. Next week I have no choice but to move apartments; the new owner of my current…

Diary #5 – Early Spring is here 🍃⛅

Thursday 7th March The realisation finally hit me, that we’re already one week into the third month of this year. I’m going to be 24 years old in a little under 2 months! I’m a tad reluctant to be happy about my birthday, especially as I’m overally aware that I’m only 5 years away from…

[Recipe]: Bacon & Mushroom Curried Rice 🥓🍚

Yesterday, I more or less had nothing in particular to do. I stayed at home all day, sipping on far too many homemade coffee ice cube lattes, and did my best to keep the cats amused. With this spare time I attempted to conjure-up a new dish with whatever I had at hand. From the…

Ambitions.

Today I decided I needed a change of scenery; by that I mean blogging from outside the comfort of my apartment and away from my two feline friends. Well, I say ‘change of scenery’ but coming to cafés is something I literally do almost very day for English tutoring. Today however I have come to…

Shattered.

Winter’s snow chilled her hands until rosy pink. She walked the streets alone, gazing at the ashy grey beaten ground beneath her charcoal saude boots; while simultaneously trying to refrain from the negative thoughts which were accumulating in her mind. A tailored khaki coat paired with a monochrome checkered scarf provided a false sense of…

[Review]: the SAEM – Eco Soul Sparkling Eye ✨

Another week is nearing an end. I’m feeling reflective about my life; in particular I’ve been contemplating all concerning my blog and how far it has come since I started posting on a fairly regular basis. I may not have thousands of readers who regularly return to my blog each week, nor have I been…