[2017]: The Last Few Days.

So the inevitable new year’s eve of 2017 has finally come. Typically the last few days of a year brings an overwhelming urge to spend the remaining days wisely after reflecting on whether on not we have had a progressive year. On the other hand some (including myself) procrastinate whilst simultaneously justifying their choice to…

[Recipe]: Chilli Cheese Stir-fried Rice.

Whilst sitting in a cafe yesterday I came to the realisation that I never begin my blog posts with a simple greeting. I promise you I am not impolite or inconsiderate to others. So, much overdue… Hello everyone! Hope you are all well and looking forward to New Year’s eve tomorrow. Before the ever so…

[Vegetarian]: 5 Tasty Snacks

Welcome fellow bloggers (- of course people who don’t write their own blogs are equally as welcome). It’s been a while since I published a post themed around food, which doesn’t make sense as I frequently (- perhaps a little too frequently) post photos of food on my Instagram account. Today, I thought I’d recommend…

Book Wishlist.

When I return to the UK for my next visit I intend to bring back some of the unread books I have in my collection, until then I have several books in my mentally noted wishlist that I would much like to purchase if possible. I have attempted to get into the whole ebook way…

[Blogmas] Day 26: Christmas Day & Boxing Day.

If you read my blog posts regularly you will have most likely realised that yesterday was my first ever Christmas away from my family; I regard my boyfriend as family, so I am just referring to being away from bloodline family relatives. As much as it felt unusual to have an alternative environment and plan…

[Blogmas] Day 25: A Trip to Osaka, Japan – 19/12/17

The events of our holiday unravelled, replaying in my mind as we woke up with heavy eyes. We slept quite late as we much rather preferred spending as much of our last hours in Osaka with friends as apposed to getting plenty of sleep before dawn: our flight being around 11am. Thankfully we passed through…

[Blogmas] Day 24: A Trip to Osaka, Japan – 18/12/17

That Monday was our last full day in Japan. More so or less we had achieved to experience everything we had set out in our rough plans in which me made prior to the holiday. One thing for sure was that we were surprising quite hungry considering we had ate well the evening/night beforehand. We…

[Blogmas] Day 23: A Trip to Kyoto, Japan – 17/12/17

As it was a Sunday, our friends very kindly used their only day off from work to explore Kyoto with us. Our meeting destination was Osaka Station (-I think that’s the station, all the different names of places have become muddled in my head). We had a little time to spare so we decided to…

[Skincare]: My Winter Routine. 

I’m quite sure it wasn’t all too long ago since I uploaded a post detailing the products I use for my daily skincare. I also often write about new beauty products I have purchased, reviewing a select few. This time round I have purposely not mentioned the new cosmetics in which I’m using, I will…

[Korean Beauty] products: The Best Sites to Buy them.

I’m sure by now that most of you are well aware of the increasingly popular ‘trend’ of using Korean Skincare and cosmetics in the Western parts of the world. Before I came to Korea I had already incorporated some Korean brand products into my routine. Seemingly people who are fans of kpop and other aspects…

[Blogmas] Day 22: A Trip to Osaka, Japan – 16/12/17

Our third day in Osaka didn’t exactly begin until past midday, as we decided to stay indoors to restore our energy levels until meeting our friends once again after they had finished work for the day. I vaguely remember mentioning that the Airbnb we had rented wasn’t well equipment in terms of providing a sufficient…

How I Feel About The Year I was Born In.

Being born in 1995 categorises people born within that year in the same age group as people who were born in the late 80’s and early 90’s as well as with the millenials. Born into the very middle of the 90’s decade has it’s pros and cons. Sometimes I feel like people who were born…

[Blogmas] Day 21: A Trip to Osaka, Japan – 15/12/17

The first couple of day’s of our trip to Osaka had required alot of walking, switching back and forth between modes of transport and early morning starts; so we decided to sleep until almost midday. Shortly after waking we took things easy by completing our blog and YouTube tasks before heading out to Namba during…

[Blogmas] Day 20: A Trip to Osaka, Japan – 14/12/17

I should have guessed… this was a what I like to call an ‘eating cycle’ day. We started off the day’s journey by directing ourselves toward Shinsaibashi: an area particularly associated as a shopping and restaurant district. Among all the foods that we could experience in Osaka, we knew it would be a must to…

[Blogmas] Day 19: A Trip to Osaka, Japan – 13/12/17.

Our day started of not so pleasantly with a 6am start, though I somehow managed to sleep enough considering I left packing my suitcase to the last night before departure (not intentionally). The flight from Seoul International Airport to Osaka-Kansai Airport thankfully was shorter than the stated duration. The view was quite nice: plenty of…

[Blogmas] Day 18: My Christmas Day Makeup.

I don’t think that writing about the makeup I will wear on Christmas Day will be particularly interesting, however I do know that for myself and some other we enjoy being nosy when it comes to the habits of other people. I never wear full makeup, i.e. I don’t wear mascara, highligher, bronzer, contour, blusher…

[Blogmas] Day 17: [Poem] – Festivities. 

Content among the comforting festivities, warmed by a woolen muffler & mulled wine. Lights gleam: draping above the Christmas markets. Carols inducing the smiles of passers-by. Thy kisses upon my hand: symbolic of your joyousness. The unacquainted unite over the inflicted ambiance as a merry-go-round whirls in rays of Moonlight.

[Blogmas] Day 16: Christmas Day/Party Outfits.

Men and women alike can easily find themselves in a tissy when they realise a few days before Christmas Day or a Christmas Party/event that they have absolutely nothing presentable to wear. So you don’t neccassarily need to be dressed from head-to-toe in a brand new outfit, but it is nice to dress up once…

[Blogmas] Day 15: Already Thinking About New Year’s Resolutions.

I’m not the sort of person to habitually make new year’s resolutions. As a child I naturally attempted to go without chocolate and sweets for a month, similarly to sacrificing a favourite thing for lent. Blogmas and the positive changes in my life during 2017 has encouraged me to conjure some new year’s resolutions for…

[Blogmas] Day 14: Cosmetic Christmas Collections.

Christmas: A time for companies to use this non-dating ‘theme’ to help them on their way to rolling in cash… and the time for us to coat our faces in glitter. Such fun! (-applause to anyone who recognises this reference). Innisfree – It doesn’t appear as though they have any new makeup specially endorsed for…

[Blogmas] Day 13: [Recipe] – Bread Pudding.

Today’s Bread Pudding Recipe is something my Nan taught my Mum, my Mum and my other Nan adapted it before my parent’s taught me (if that makes sense). Basically it’s one of the only few recipes which has been passed down in my family. It’s not exactly a Christmas dish, but it’s festive with is…

[Blogmas] Day 12: How is Christmas Celebrated in South Korea?

Around half of South Korea’s population are Christians, so attending a church service on Christmas Day is usually the only traditon upheld by citizens. However due to Korea’s connection with The United States of America and the last few generations being fascinated by western cultures, some Koreans have adopted Christmas celebrations from outside of Asia…

[Blogmas] Day 11: Stocking Fillers.

Stocking filler don’t need to be expensive, although it would be nice if stockings were filled with something other than typical sweets, chocolate selection boxes and plain pairs of socks. Here is where I’m here to help (at least I aim to). Makeup brushes from unicorncosmetics.co.uk – prices of brushes start from £45.00: You may…

[Blogmas] Day 10: Last Minute Secret Santa Gifts.

Giving secret santa gifts can be a dreaded workplace tradition. Apparently it’s not good enough to constantly buy alcohol, chocolates and toiletry sets each year for your secret santa. When there is a budget, typically of £5-£10, it can be difficult to buy a half decent well appreciated gift for a colleague who you might…

[Blogmas] Day 9: [Recipe] – A Centrepiece Cake.

Whether is be a store prepared cake or a homemade one, most people like to have a Christmas themed or ‘all out’ high calorie cream and/or chocolate cake to present and serve over the festive period. In my family we would usually have a cake like this during the evening or night of Christmas Day…

[Blogmas] Day 8: [Q&A] – Christmas Edition.

Q – What do I do for Christmas? A – Usually on Christmas day I would stay at home opening presents from my parent’s and brother in the morning. Around 2 o’clock I’d have a traditional British Christmas Dinner which is mainly prepared by my Mum; although my Dad and I do our best to…

[Blogmas] Day 7: [Recipe] – Nan’s Bacon Roly-Poly.

Comfort meals: ‘guilty pleasures’ of the chilling seasons. My Nan’s (-British word for Grandmother, if anyone was wondering) Bacon Roly-Poly is the ideal accompaniment to much loved mashed potatoes with gravy. Bacon Roly-Poly isn’t exactly something eaten on Christmas day or around that time, although it is a great way to use up any extra…

[Blogmas] Day 6: No more bland Vegetables for Christmas Dinner!

Whichever country you are in that celebrates Christmas, and Christmas with a specially prepared traditional dinner it has many components; it takes a lot of preparation to provide such a meal but making a little extra effort for everything to be flavourful is totally worth all the hours spent in a hot kitchen. It’s too…

[Recipe]: Mozzerella, Feta, Tomato & Pepperoni Puff Pastry Slices.

So it seems that I have cheekily taken too many recipe inspirations from my past and present family members this month, though I have freely admitted that the dishes I share aren’t always my own developments. This is more of a fuss free meal eaten around Spring or Summer time; but I believe we should eat…

More Food!?

Well…it seems as if I’m not going to totally slow down on the ‘exploring new foods’ train. I’m eating enough well balanced meals thesedays, just twice a week my lunch or dinner will be some fast food or at a restaurant in the streets of Incheon and Seoul. Besides, I’m doing well with my cardiovascular…

[Blogmas] Day 5: Women’s Gift Ideas.

As yesterday’s post was based around gift suggestions for men, I thought it would only be fair to comply a list of gift ideas for ‘women’.  Ted Baker the Porcelain Rose Garden Toiletries Collection – was £50.00, reduced to £25.00 at Boots: Ted Baker always endorse lovely gift sets in their stores and are easily found…

[Blogmas] Day 4: Men’s Gift Ideas.

Does this post even need an introduction? I think it’s self explanatory. I have a feeling that this is going to be a rather lengthy gift suggestion list, so grab your desired beverage: mine is a fizzy Watermelon (-doesn’t exactly match well with festive aesthetics). I am well aware that these gift ideas won’t please…

[Blogmas] Day 3: Christmas Decorating on a Budget.

How much or how little money you spend on Christmas decorations alongside all the other treats you decide to provide at your expense is entirely your choice. This post is mainly for people who want to create a festive ambiance without settling for poor quality decorations; on the contrary not overspending on luxury handcrafted ornaments. …

[Blogmas] Day 2: Most Popular Christmas Candles.

Just because it’s nearly Christmas I doesn’t mean these candles are solely for the people you want to give a gift to. Treat yourself before your new year’s resolution of saving money kicks in. Cloud your bedroom or home in the aromas of spices or peppermint.  Village Candle ‘Gingerbread house’ candle (large jar cost $14.75)-…

[Blogmas] Day 1: Healthy-ish Christmas Snacks.

Obviously Christmas time is a temptation wonderland for anyone who is purposely trying to avoid over eating or consuming unhealthy foods. For some Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year Eve/Day is no exception to promoting a healthy diet. For a little bit of encouragement today’s blog is dedicated to health-ish Christmas snacks which you…