Double Chin Cream?!

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Double chin cream by Mamonde?
Didn’t know there was such a thing!

Now I found out the Korean word for double chin ‘이중턱’ Haha~

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White Hot Manicures

June is coming to an end.

June is fantastic because it’s the season when it really starts getting warm (not quite unbearably hot yet!) but it’s also wedding season!

I can’t help but notice all of the gorgeous wedding-inspired white and pale pink manicures swirling around the Internet. I’d like to dedicate this post to some of the cutest manicures I’ve seen around. Getting married soon yourself? Get some inspiration!

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The cream of the crop and my favorite! This was trending when ‘The Great Gatsby’ was released last year. Daisy was wearing a gradient French manicure such as this one and it was love at first sight for me.

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How about nude/pale pink nails with a little bit of shine?

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How about an even more bedazzled version?

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Love, love, love. Enough said.

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If you are into longer, pointier nails – this look may be for you. I don’t think I could pull it off, but I know quite a few people it would be gorgeous on.

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A little more casual – maybe not for the big day, but on your honeymoon or for every day?

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Gorgeous.

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Finally an easily obtainable look!

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Or if you like a more simple look, how about this polish from Chanel?

Chanel Frenzy Le Vernis

Love them all!

 

 

Cathy Cat Match Volume Lip

Experimenting with colors today.

This color is Cathy Cat’s Match Volume Lip. The color is RD455 Cherry Plum <체리플럼>.

Actually I was attracted by this color because it looked like ‘orchid’ to me, which you may know is Pantone’s Color of the Year this year. I was surprised – I feel like it doesn’t look half bad. The texture is creamy and the color is vibrant.

Look for more at: http://www.cathycat.com/

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P.S. Not naked! I’m wearing one of those towel dress thingies. xD

iHerb.com (Ships to South Korea!)

Have you ever heard of iHerb.com? It is going in popularity with both Koreans and foreigners living in Korea. They are a site selling organic food and beverages, skin care products, baby care products, vitamins and more. Even better, the prices are completely reasonable!

On this site I purchase my favorite brand of tea, Numi Tea, for LESS than the cost at the actual website. It’s nearly 2 dollars less.

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Here is a better photo of all of the categories:

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I found this website when I was looking for a place to buy coconut oil. They don’t sell it on the shelves like in the States. Someone pointed me in the direction of this site and I couldn’t believe the price. Not sure which product to get? I usually check the reviews and see what people say. It *usually* points me in the right direction. (Every time? Nope, I bought powdered spirulina and that was a mistake for my mouth. Ewww…)

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Some coconut oil options.

It depends on what you’d like, but there are many great things to check out.

They ship to other countries as well. I hope this information can help you!

 

Lotus Ice Cream in Jeonju Hanok Village

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Fantastic Lotus Ice Cream – only here in the world? I found this ice cream from a street vendor in Jeonju Hanok Village. (전주한옥마을) It was located on the main street in the Jeonju Hanok Village, located on the right side. Let’s try it!

3,000 won happiness.imageWow, it’s a lot! I was already full so why did I try eating this…?

Anyway, it was quite delicious! It tastes like French Vanilla or pure vanilla bean ice cream. Not a hint of ‘plant’ taste or anything like this.

Would you try it? Have you ever tried an exotic ice cream flavor?

Jeonju Adventures Part 1

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Hey everybody! I’m back from Jeonju, South Korea. It was my first time to go there! I had heard many things about Jeonju before.

For example. Jeonju is famous for the Korean dishes ‘Bibimbab 비빔밥’ and ‘Bean Sprout Rice Soup 콩나물국밥’. Jeonju is located in Jeolla-do, a province in Korea known for its unique dishes.

One highlight of Jeonju is the 전주한옥마을 or Jeonju Korean Traditional Hanok Village. The houses are traditional Korean houses known as ‘hanok’. Many of these hanok are even guesthouses, so you can even stay for the night!

We asked one of these places for a room, and it seems they were charged 90,000 won for a one night stay. (!)

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Here’s a photo of my man posing along the main street when we arrived. CROWDED!image

People. people everywhere! We went on June 6th, which is Korean Memorial Day. Many people don’t work on this day, so you can guess that the village was packed!

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Random door pose.

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Tried to be cute and take a selfie, when I was suddenly photobombed by *somebody* … As you can see, there are hanok behind us.image

I’m walking down one of the back alleys in the village. This is the coolest part. It’s like an endless maze of these buildings. Lots of beautiful places to take photos in front of.image

Pose!

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Playing pretty. I wasn’t the only one. I saw quite a few girls all dressed up just to take photos in front of the hanok.

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Walking around the village I found this fun little place. ALCOHOL MUSEUM! Specifically, Jeonju Korean Traditional Wine Museum. You can see how the different alcohols are made, and even try making it yourself.

These experiences run around 10-12,000 won and it seems they are only held on Saturdays. Do you want to make your own soju?image

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A few snaps from inside the museum!image

Next, we found a shop selling some unique food. Wow, Jeonju does have many things I have not seen before in Korea. We found goat’s milk yogurt, pig potato (?!) tea, ginseng noodles, a Korean traditional wine called ‘moju’ and more!image

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The potato tea known as ‘구비구비’ tea.image

This seems to be a drink from Jeonju, as I had never heard of it before. It is like a ‘makgeolli’ (rice wine) mixed with ‘hanyak’ (Korean traditional medicine). The color is brown and it does have an herbal taste. If you have ever tried hanyak, the taste is much closer to that. Is it good? Not my style. But men seemed to be drinking it up!

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What is this? I was curious when I saw the bottle. It says it is a drink made from tree sap. Okay, sounds fine and it looks light. I take a sip and it tastes like a food I loathe – raisins. But if you like raisins, then this is for you!imageLast for this post, the highlighting feature! HOMEMADE CHOCOPIES! (And random little girl looks at me like I’m crazy) If you know Chocopie 초코파이, it is a beloved treat in Korea. These are the homemade version and much softer than their boxed counterparts. Wonderful! Very sweet and I can feel the sugar running through me. We bought 10. Ate those up. End of story!

Stay tuned for Part 2!