Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Korean cuisine

Hi all,

I've been wanting to share this post with ya'll, but I didn't have the time for it and when I did have the time for it I wasn't in the mood. Now, I'm ill and blogging from my bed. What's better than staying in bed with my Mac? ^_*

I love food, I love delicious food, I love love love food. Did I say that I love food? I love food and Korean cuisine is one of my favorites! I'm always in for Korean food and sometimes I cook Korean myself. Yes, I do cook.. for the people that don't know this part about me... :P My biggest recipe sources are Maangchi and Aeri Lee. Cooking is fun and I'm willing to put effort in it in order to eat delicious food. The downside of cooking is that with some dishes it takes a long time to prepare, but eating it only takes 5 minutes...

My favorite dishes:
Haemul Pajeon - 해물파전
This is sort of a Korean pancake with seafood. 
Bulgogi - 불고기
BBQ marinated beef, it tastes sweet and you can eat this with rice or wrap it in lettuce. 
Skewered beef - 산적
As the same says it, skewered beef. I've put crab sticks, beef, and green onions in it. After cooking the beef, I've put everything on a stick and dipped it in flour and then with egg before frying it.
Bibimbap - 비빔밥
I remember Rain (in Full house) saying that this is dog food to Song Hye Kyo, LOL. Anywayz, it tastes good.

There are more dishes I'd like to taste and share, but these are all the pictures I made myself. I could have plucked it from the Internet, but then it wouldn't be my pictures and it wouldn't be my "experience".

After reading this post and watching the pictures, do you crave for food now? Hahaha At least, I am! So what are your favorite dishes?


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Urban Decay 24/7

Dear readers,

Sorry for not updating regularly... I was too busy watching K-dramas! Hahaha ^_^ I hate it when not all episodes are available, then I have to wait and wait just for one more episode.. and this goes on every week :( Lately I've been following two series: My princess and Dream High. I recommend both dramas ;) Hotties alert hihi

Guess what I got?! URBAN DECAY 24/7 EYELINERS! YEAHHHH straight from the US of A! It's one of their limited editions and it's cheap. One eyeliner is about $17, but this set has 15 eyeliners for just $90! I recommend those eyeliners, so if you can still catch this set buy it ;) These eyeliners are really good, it glides on very easily. Most pencil eyeliners are so rough, but these are soft.
A really nice set, so happy ~~
I've used 3 to 4 eyeliners so far :P I'm gonna experiment with all of them. On the picture below I forgot what color I used on the lower lash line
24/7 eyeliner in Ransom on upper lash line

As you might see, I've used falsies. I love falsies! It creates an eye-opener effect. There are two ways to put falsies on: above lashes or under your upper lash line... yeah it sounds weird. But if you put it under your upper lash line, it looks like you don't have falsies on at all! Be sure it's handmade though :P I'll show you what it looks like in a future post. I've ordered Princess Lee lashes last week, so I hope I'll get them soon. Once I have them, I'll post pictures with falsies UNDER my upper lash line! Look out for it ;)

One last thing... love Taecyeon! Love 2PM <3

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Laneige skincare products

Ever wondered why all those Korean (celebs) have beautiful skin?? Their skin looks so beautiful and glowy. It's true that they are effing good at makeup, but part of it is really good skincare and drinking lots of water.

I liked Song Hye Gyo in Full House (ft. Rain) so much that I started googling her. She is the face of Laneige and through her I found out about this Korean brand. She looks so naturally beautiful (I'm not sure if she went through plastic surgery though).  I bought my first Laneige products about 2 years ago via SaSa and Daybeauty. Every time my family or friends go to Hong Kong or Taiwan, I ask them to get me Laneige products as a present ;) Laneige is much cheaper in Korea...

Water Bank Eye Gel. This product is so refreshing and keeps the skin around my eyes really soft and it makes it look less tired. The texture is gel-like and my skin absorbs it quickly and more importantly it's not oily at all. It's a good base for eye makeup.
Water Bank Eye Gel
Water Bank Gel Cream. The moisturizer of the Water Bank line is only good for the Summer, in the Winter it's not moisturizing enough for me. They have two types, one for dry skin and one for combination skin. I use the combination one, because my t-zone is a little bit oilier than the rest of my face.
Water Bank Gel Cream
Hydro Solution. During Winter I use the Hydro Solution Cream (only at night time). It's creamy and "thick" enough for my skin. When I wake up the next morning, it doesn't feel oily at all.
Hydra Solution Cream
Laneige's moisturizers are all good, it doesn't break me out and it gives me a healthy glow (I like). Their packaging looks nice and it's not really expensive, except for the Perfect Renew line. I don't think that the more expensive a product is, the better. I like to switch from moisturizer to moisturizer, as I'm afraid that my skin will get attached to one product if I use it for too long. Currently I use Olay (daytime) and L'Oréal (nighttime), after finishing the products I'm going to use Laneige again.  So yeah, I switch from time to time.

Water Sleeping Pack. Once a week I use Laneige's water sleeping pack. It's like a mask for sleeping. I apply it on my face before I go to sleep, the next day I wash it off and my skin feels baby soft. If I use this product when I have a pimple, it's almost gone the next day ;) 
Water Sleeping Pack
I have also tried Laneige's Star White Emulsion and my skin reacted not so well, I got little bumps. So I immediately stopped using it. I don't know why I even tried it, I don't want to be super white. A little tan is nice :) Although the Star White line wasn't good for my skin, I do recommend their Water Bank and Hydra Solution line. If you want soft and beautiful skin try one of their skincare lines, but don't forget to wear makeup with SPF in it. 

Tell me what your favorite skincare products are, let's share and help each other to achieve beautiful skin ^_^