Monday, 14 March 2016

Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Cream and Essence Review

Today I'm bringing you another review, this time for some skincare products that I picked up during my time in Jeju.  I liked them so much that I repurchased them before I came back so I could continue using them in England. This cream and essence are both from the Jeju Sparking Mineral range at Innisfree. Keep reading to learn more about these products, and find out why I like them so much! If you've used Innisfree before, let me know what your favourite products are, makeup or skincare!

Saturday, 5 March 2016

My Japan Haul - Christmas 2015 ♥

I was lucky enough to take a two week trip to Japan last Christmas, which was so so exciting and I want to write more posts about it in the future! I'd been dying to visit for ages, being a big fan of Anime and cute things~ I had the best time with my two friends, and basically got to see and do everything I'd dreamed of doing since I was little ^^

The most unfortunate thing is that because I was hopping over from Korea, I could only take my little cabin bag. It was the most practical for travelling around the country, and I didn't want to bring my enormous one ._. In retrospect I wish that I had just bought a medium sized one to take with me, because I really couldn't buy very many things to bring back :( I'm grateful to have loads of photos and amazing memories from the trip, but it would be nice to have bought more souvenirs and merchandise! I hope to go back to Tokyo in the future though, so maybe I'll be more prepared ^^

Monday, 22 February 2016

CLIO Mini Haul and Review

After a few months in Korea, I found myself in need of a new foundation. Luckily I had a trip to Seoul lined up at the right time, so scheduled in an afternoon in Myeongdong. This is a really nice shopping district well known to many foreigners. It has all kinds of shops and stalls but is arguably most famous for the cosmetics and skincare shops that seem to appear every few metres. If you ever go to Korea I really recommend you visit, there are always people standing out in front of the shops handing out free facemasks and samples (even if they do practically force you inside once you take them!).

I ended up making a stop at one of the Clio stores because I'd heard quite good things about the Kill Cover foundations. It was really small and cramped but I managed to test some of the finishes and shades to work out which one I wanted. As it turned out I also quite liked the concealer from the same line, and I grabbed a new mascara on the way to the checkout. This was my first time buying products from Clio and actually I'm very satisfied with them!

Monday, 8 February 2016

Six Months Later...

I don't even know if anybody will even read my blog posts any more, but I'm going to try and get back into the swing of things. I seriously had every intention of writing little updates while I was in Korea, but as it turned out I was so busy every day and fell out of the habit. But I'm back now! And I have a few months of not really doing very much, so if you are interested in hearing about some of the things I got up to on my travels, more posts should be appearing very soon!

For anyone who didn't know or forgot (it was so long ago I wrote about it...) I've just got back from working six months in South Korea, plus I spent a few weeks in Japan. I scored a really great opportunity to take half of my gap year and work as a teaching and boarding house assistant in an international school on Jeju Island. Through this I had the chance to travel around Korea a little bit, spending my summer holiday in Busan as well as Chuseok and New Years in Seoul. For most of December I was also able to visit Japan, though anyone who follows me on Instagram will probably be aware of this! 

A nice shot of my and my friend getting excited about temples in Kyoto

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

My Barcelona Diary and Lookbook

Hi everyone, this post might be quite a long one, I wanted to share my pictures and experience from my most recent holiday to Barcelona. It's a really beautiful city, and if any of you get the opportunity to travel there I would recommend you take it! I stayed for five days which was ample time to see a lot of the city - there are a lot of beautiful buildings and things to see, without forgetting of course the delicious foods. I wanted to write a brief recount of each day, but if any of you have any questions feel free to leave a comment and I'll get back to you as soon as I can! ^^

Friday, 4 September 2015

I'm in Korea!

Hey, yet again I have to apologise for being so terrible at keeping up with posts on my blog - despite promising to keep everybody updated... These past few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind and I've been so swept up with it all that the thought of blogging hadn't even crossed my mind! This post may be a little long, but fingers crossed that more regular updates will follow if anybody is interested. Just in case this is all news to you, I'm currently living and working on Jeju island in South Korea. I'm in an international boarding school and assist in many areas of the academic and co-curricular life here at NLCS. This means not only do I get great experience working and living abroad, but I also have the chance to get involved with tonnes of new things and travel around while I'm at it.

Friday, 10 July 2015

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation Review

Today I'm writing this review because I recently invested in a new foundation, so I wanted to share my experience and opinions. I'm definitely not an expert in high end or premium makeup, but I do occasionally splash out if I want to treat myself! I have a few YSL products now, and I really love all of them, and think they're definitely worth the money - plus they look so pretty in my makeup collection^^

I use my Touche Eclat highlighting concealer religiously, and so I was very curious about the rest of the range. I was on the hunt for a new summer foundation so I did some research, the reviews for the YSL one were generally very good. I spent plenty of time searching around for advice about what shade to get, the effect on different skin types and the kind of formula. I really recommend doing this if you're thinking of investing in an expensive product, if you can speak to staff at the cosmetics counter, that is also very useful and they may give you samples!