Fall Nails 2017 (Alesia and Jem Combo!)

Happy Autumn everyone!

It was time to put aside the summer nails, and time to break out the autumn colors (MY FAVORITE <3)

We got our nails done at Myjjunail (located near Hongdae Station Exit 3) We both selected one of the “Art of the Month” designs, yours (in gel) for 59,000 won! (Plus 10,000 won if you are removing previous gel. They charge for it even if your previous gel nails were done at their shop) Alesia was starting fresh, so I paid 69,000 for the removal of my nails.

The total process takes about 2 hours, 30 minutes. They put a lot of love into it.

Alesia and I chose the same shade of navy, while she included taupe and mustard.

I went for burgundy and burnt orange. Similar, but a little bit different!

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January Nails

Alesia and I got our nails done https://www.instagram.com/nail_by_jin/ at Nail by Jin.

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We had a little disappointment as Alesia wasn’t satisfied with her colors and had to repaint a nail and I had a stone fall off the very next day.

Also already the mirror powder on my nail is cracking from the next day.

It was also very expensive. Think 100 dollars and up…

But I doooo love these colors…



Birthday Nails!

For my birthday, Kyndra took me out to get our nails done!
We wandered on Pinterest for a bit the night before to think about it. We both decided on tips with different colors. Instead of gel (because of the possible damage) we got regular polish but the results were beautiful and long-lasting!

We went to the salon located in the Ever 8 in Sinchon which I believe it was called Nail 8! Kyndra knew she wanted mint polish, but as most salons do, the variety of shades of mint make it difficult to choose.

I wasn’t sure what I wanted but glitter tends to hide chipping, so I chose pink from the variety of glitter. Here we are modeling our hands!image




Frida Kahlo exhibit comes to Korea for the first time!


Frida Kahlo exhibit comes to Korea for first time

“I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint,” once said renowned Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) describing at the same time her suffering and passion for painting.

Kahlo was born to a Hungarian German father and a mestizo mother in a suburb near Mexico City. She sublimated unbearable physical pain to create beautiful art. She suffered from polio when she was six and her right leg did not fully develop. It was far too thin and short compared to the other leg. She wanted to hide her right leg and always wore pants. She suffered another blow at 18 when she was involved in a traffic accident while taking a bus. Her spine was crushed and her hips were broken into three pieces. She had a total of 32 surgeries, including seven spine surgeries, during her life time.

Suffering from the pain of disability and from the traffic accident, she started to portray herself in her paintings. Lying on a bed, she painted the image of herself reflected in a mirror. Out of the 143 paintings she made during her life time, 55 are self-portraits. Dark, thick eyebrows, glaring eyes looking intensely to the front and red lips are typical of her self-portraits. Her physical pain and suffering are expressed in her self-portraits in a surrealistic manner.

“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best,” she once said.

Frida Kahlo's 'Self-Portrait With Monkeys' (1943).

Frida Kahlo’s ‘Self-Portrait With Monkeys’ (1943).

The paintings made by world-famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo will now be shown in Korea for the first time. The Frida Kahlo exhibit will be held at the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art (SOMA) at the Olympic Park in Songpa District in southern Seoul, from June 6 through September 4. The exhibition will present 70 artifacts, including Kahlo’s paintings, photographs and letters, as well as ten works by her husband, Diego Rivera (1886-1957), another major Mexican artist.

Six of Kahlo’s self-portraits will be shown at the exhibition. “Self-Portrait With Monkeys” shows the image of Kahlo with four monkeys clinging on to her. The monkeys symbolize four students she taught.

The relationship between Kahlo and her husband Rivera is projected as if it is a my thin the painting “The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Myself, Diego and Señor Xólotl.” In the painting, Kahlo wears red and holds Rivera as if he is a baby. An Earth goddess holds them both in her arms.

Frida Kahlo's 'The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Myself, Diego and Señor Xólotl' (1949).

Frida Kahlo’s ‘The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Myself, Diego and Señor Xólotl’ (1949).

Twelve years after Kahlo started painting, her works were shown for the first time at a group exhibition at a university gallery in Mexico City. French Surrealist painter Andre Breton saw her works and was very impressed, making compliments, and this led her to international fame. In the same year, the Louvre Museum purchased one of Kahlo’s self-portraits, making her the first Latin American female artist whose work was shown at the Louvre. Kahlo also lived a life full of ups and downs. She later met Russian Communist theorist Leon Trotsky, sculptor Isamu Noguchi and photographer Nickolas Muray and fell in love with them all.

Due to the after effects of the traffic accident, Kahlo was constantly in and out of hospital. Despite a doctor’s warning, she took part in a demonstration along with Rivera to support the Guatemalan president and caught pneumonia. Kahlo passed away ten days later on July 13, 1954, as her husband Rivera stood by her side, ending a life of pain, love and hatred.


'Self-Portrait with Necklace'(top) and 'Diego on My Mind (Self-Portrait as Tehuana).'

‘Self-Portrait with Necklace'(top) and ‘Diego on My Mind (Self-Portrait as Tehuana).’

The works on display belong to the Jacque and Natasha Gelman Collection. They are possessions of the Vergel Foundation, based in New York. Kahlo’s works are considered some of Mexico’s national assets and are only now allowed to go abroad. The exhibit became possible after the Mexican government’s approval.

Entrance the exhibit costs KRW 13,000 for adults, KRW 10,000 for middle and high school students and KRW 6,000 for children. For more information, please visit the exhibit’s homepage (www.frida.kr) or call 02-801-7955.

By Limb Jae-un
Korea.net Staff Writer
Photos: Vergel Foundation

 Diego Rivera's 'Sunflowers' will also be shown at the exhibition.

Diego Rivera’s ‘Sunflowers’ will also be shown at the exhibition.

 Diego Rivera's 'Calla Lily Vendor.'

Diego Rivera’s ‘Calla Lily Vendor.’

Icy Winter Nails ♡

Hello everyone! This is Jem!

We are just two days away from Christmas and I’m sure you are busy getting prepared. I feel like I’ve barely gotten anything done o_o!

I came home to my hometown in New Jersey for the Christmas break! This will be my last time coming home to my hometown. My parents decided to move to Hawai’i after this, so starting from next year, it’s Christmas in warm weather.

Of course, even in warm weather, you can feel the Christmas spirit! Usually during the Christmas season, red is the popular choice for nail color. Red, gold, silver … I usually went this way too. But to celebrate winter itself, I went with blue this year. But I couldn’t stop there. GIVE ME GLITTER, ALL THE GLITTER!

I got blue mood-changing polish with rainbow glitter on top. ❤ When I’m cold, the nails are dark blue. When I’m warm, they are a light blue. And when I’m somewhere in between, the tips are dark blue and the bottom is light.


Haha, and yes, done up in Walmart.image

Light blue with a little blue tip!imageMostly light blue …

I wanted to include some inspiration for viewers out there for some nail ideas. ❤ Here come the icy winter nails!


If you are not a fan of the blue, this is a nice subtle way to go! ^^

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I’ve never tried but this polish looks fun!

Keeping it cool… gorgeous blue color!


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?


How about an even more bedazzled version?


Love, love, love. Enough said.


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.


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




Finally an easily obtainable look!


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

Chanel Frenzy Le Vernis

Love them all!