Thursday, November 29, 2012

Givenchy for H&M?

Is this really happening? or not happening?
I heard Givenchy confirmed that it is a rumor, but MMM did that too before, right?
Versace collaboration was my favorite one, since then I was like meh..
But if Givenchy is doing this collaboration work, I am pretty sure this will beat Versace one.
H&M said they won't have any collaboration work till November next year
because they had so many this year.
I am going to secretly wish the collaborator for next year is Givenchy :D

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Jeremy Scott x Adidas Leopard Jersey Tracktop

I didn't really feel like dressing up last Sunday because I was kind of sick and going out for a casual brunch.
I wasn't going to stay out long and it wasn't too too cold,
so I matched my Jeremy Scott leopard Jacket with a goose-down vest I bought the other day :)

I quite like this sporty look on me sometimes, you know you can't dress up everyday.
The clothes like this keep you warm and cozy and still make you look stylish in a diffrent way!

Jersey Track top // Jeremy Scott x Adidas
Long Sleeve Heat Tech // Uniqlo
Goose-Down Vest // SPAO(Korean SPA Brand)
Leggins // H&M
Sneakers // New Balance
Bag // Zara


Lush / You Snap The Whip

I was chosen as a beauty tester of the month for Lush!
Yay :D

The product I got to review is You Snap The Whip.
I got the package from Lush a few days ago,
I couldn't wait to get home and try it!!

I would explain You Snap The Whip is like body scrub + body butter than just body butter.
Basically what you do is to rub the bar over your damp skin and it leaves little exfoliators and gray liquid.
You exfoliate your skin with them.

The size is quite small, a little smaller than my palm.
It smells gorgeous, just like cherry + bubblegum to me (blackcurrant supposed to be haha)
and does exfoliate my skin well.
After using it, my skin was left lightly scented and silky smooth.
but I had to put another layer of body lotion on my elbows, knees and heels because my skin gets pretty dry during winter time.

I saw a lot of reviews about how quickly You Snap The Whip melts away.
But I've been using Lush products quite long time now,
I know some of the products (for examples soap bars, shampoo bars and body butters) you have to take good care (by keeping them dry and cutting them into small piece for them to last long) because Lush doesn't use preservatives on most of the products.
Fresh is their motto and I think they are doing a good job keeping their motto.
Anyways since You Snap The Whip has the quick melting aspect, I cut it into a few pieces and put it into a soap dish, then it was totally fine to use!

I've used it 3-4 times and 1/4 of the product is gone after that.
I don't have to exfoliate everyday, I think that would be too harsh for my skin.
Just 2-3times a week is enough.
So I believe one You Snap The Whip bar would last a little more than a month.

I have to say though that it makes a little bit of a mess, left grey splatters on my shower wall.
And price-wise, I wish lush was more afordable in Korea, You Snap The Whip is 19000won(USD18).

I think that this product is like marmite.
People like it, they love it and people don't like it, they hate it so much.
Personally I liked it a lot just wish it was less expensive like in other countries.

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Camel Coat

I've always wanted to get a nice camel color coat but somehow I always chose black over camel.
But this year, I finally found the right one for me!
It works as business casual look which I go for during weekdays,
and it's really easy to wear with jeans and sneakers on weekends too :)

Coat // 8 seconds (Korean SPA Brand)
Jumper // H&M
Skirt // H&M x Versace
Collar // H&M
Rng // Accessorize
Boots // Topshop
Bag // Zara

Christmas Nail Polish Collection!

I bought these babies last Friday,
having so much fun playing with them :)
You know glitter nail polishes can go on top of different plain colors
and they give such nice finish!
I used to hate them because these glitters are pain in the ass when you want to remove, they won't come off!
But thank God, now we have peal-off base,
I enjoy using them :)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Faux Fur & Leather

I was super hyped to go have a look of the Lantern Festival and take a lot of photos...
Guess what.
Last Sunday was the last day! :(
What a bummer!!!

It would have been great that I was putting up pictures of the Lantern Festival,
since that didn't happen, I decided to do OOTD instead.

So, this is what I wore yesterday.

Leather Jacket // H&M Dragon Tattoo Collection
Collar // H&M
Jumper // American Apparel
Heat Tech Long Sleeve  // Uniqlo
Khaki Leggings // H&M
Rings // A land
Necklace // Forever 21
Bag // Zara
Boots // H&M

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Korres Korea Launching Party + Reviews

It's quite rare for me to go out on weekdays after work  especially when it's cold like thesedays,
but I was pretty excited to do so because I was invited to Korres Korea's Launching Party :)

I've heard so many good things about this Greek brand through lots of beauty blogs (Pictures down below from Thunder+Threads & Beauty Crush) from other countries, I was dying to try their products!


 So I googled and found out that they opened a store in Korea not long ago, having a launching party soon! Luckily I made it to their guest list and they said I could bring along some of my friends.

The party was quite chilled.
As soon as we arrived, a staff gave us nice sweet quince tea.

After checking our coats,we got to talk to the founder of the company, George Korres,
I told him my skin type which is combination and what issues I had with my skin, he wrote down what line would be good for me on a paper slip so I would know what to try.

They prepared nice bottled sangria and finger food like little greek salad cups and financiers topped with dry fruits and nuts. The salad was amazing, all of us had like 3 each! Hahaha

And then we went to the make-up section and I got a mini-makeover.
I finally tried their Lip Butters and they were so awesome, my favorite was plum one.
I love it because it's got nice color and sweet herbal scent to it (which isn't overpowering,I hate lipbalms that have strong scent, they give me headaches) and I could really tell the ingredients are natural by applying only once.
I will definately purchase one when I get my pay check (I did too much shopping this month...)

They have 4 main product lines which are Quercertin & Oak, Wild Rose, Yogurt and Pomegrante.
I personally liked the Wild Rose line the best, especially Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturising and Brightening Cream simply because it was light formula and still moisturised my skin well enough.

 I literally wanted to buy all of their body products, they all had heavenly scent.
If I had to pick up the best 3, it would be Jasmine, Guava and Coconut milk.

When we were leaving, a nice surprise was waiting for us, their gift bags!!
Every bag had different stuff in it but mine had samples of Milk Proteins 3 in 1 Cleasing Emulsion, Quercetin & Oak Day Cream and Thyme Honey 24Hour Moisturising Cream and a travel-size Guava Body Butter and a FULL-SIZE Quercetin & Oak Day Cream in a big size pouch!

I couldn't wait to try them so I tried Milk Proteins 3 in 1 Cleansing Emulsion, the body butter and Thyme Honey 24Hour Moisturising Cream last night and Quercetin & Oak Day Cream this morning.
I didn't care too much about the Cleasing Emulsion because I am a Cleasing Water person, it was quite oily for me to be honest. But I love everything about this Thyme Honey 24Hour Moisturising Cream, the scent and the texture! When I woke up this morning, my face felt really nice and mosturized. Quercetin & Oak Day Cream is a little too thick for me but well, it's winter time so it's still nice to use something rich than usual or I could use it at night. I really like the herbal scent with a light oak touch, too.
And last but not least! Guava Body Butter mmmm so yammy!!
My body get super dry during fall/winter I often get itchy skin I have to mix body lotion with body oil and apply it because just body lotion is not enough! But I only used this body butter today, it made my skin really smooth and so far no itchy skin:)

I have to say it is quite overpriced compare to how much they sell in other countries.
But I am willing to purchase the products because they don't do animal testing and I feel like I can trust their natural ingredients.

I am so happy that I had the oppotunity to try out so many different things from Korres
and my girls and I had a great time at the party.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekend Inspirations

Such cool photos that I took the other day near Samcheongdong!
I love cloudy days.
Sometimes they set good mood for pictures :)

I can't wait till this museum opens next curious!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Givenchy inspired Rottweiler Phone Case

I follow my favorite vlogger, Samantha a.k.a. Beauty Crush on instagram
And her Phonecase looked super cool.

I thought maybe I could just paint it myself on a plain black phonecase!
It took me a while to actually do this,
but I finally painted it and I am pretty happy with the result :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Swarovski Exhibition; Sparkling Secrets

 As the weather gets colder, it gets harder for me to go out and do stuff even on weekends.
I'm sure that I am not the only one.
But last weekend I woke up at 8a.m. in the morning to go to this exhibition in Daerim Art Musum,
Swarovski's Sparkling Secrets!

I went early to avoid people because last time when I was there for Karl Lagerfeld's Photography Exhibtion,
there were so many people in there I couldn't see stuff closely.
I really like Daerim Art Museum, they always have cool exhibition there.
Before this one, they had a Danish furniture designer Finn Juhl's Scandinavian Furniture Exhibition which I missed :(
But I was pretty excited to see Swarovski's since I am into Jewelry.

This room built in the garden is a collboration work with artist JOH.
 They've got these flawless Nirvana rings and you can try them in there! :) I was greedy tried 5 at once..

 Christmas special edition crystal figures for this exhibition ! How cute is that!

I went to the top floor first and walked down, this is what I saw on the the top floor.
Fashion Show Room :)
All these Vera Wang, Vivian Westwood and other designer's work with Swarovski elements.

Media Art x Swarovski

Interesting head dresses which reminded me of Anna Dello Russo 

 The Creative Director of Swarovski, Nathalie Colin's office

 This is 270mm big crystal, it amazed me how many colors it's reflecting!

 Lady Gaga's boots, Marylin Monroe's jewelry and many more stuff that celebrities wore

I truely enjoyed the exhibition, the layout was nice.
If you are in Korea or you are planning to visit Korea, I strongly recommend to check this out!