Monday, 19 June 2017

MISS SOFIA - LIGHT SILK


As dower from my husband I got these earrings.
I actually bought them myself a month ago..haha but as we were to give each over a dower, tradition. I told him he could give me these, not a surprise but just what I wanted.

As I have said, I'm hooked on Lily & Rose accessories.
These comes in a slightly pink shade, perfect for the summer.

Love you hubby ^^




DESCRIPTION
Article No: 61132
Length: 1.1
Crystals: Swarovski (info)
Color: Silver, Material: Brass

Thursday, 15 June 2017

EMMYLOU - CRYSTAL

 

To go with the bracelet I showed yesterday are these petite drop earrings feature a set of Swarovski crystals. I love the bling but that they are not too much. I'm not the one who wears too much make up, bling etc. I'm more modest I think ^^
However these will show a good mix of me being special on our special day.
Also these was a gift from my darling! But for our anniversary! He knew I wanted them and thought these would be a great gift of love. I love his thoughtfulness and that I will be able to wear them on our day of love! These goes in the same colour as the bracelet. 




Details
Article no.: 60836
Length: 2.4 cm
Crystals: Swarovski
Colour: Silver, Material: Brass

For More info visit their Official Website

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

SOFIA - CRYSTAL

I cannot believe it's only a few days left until the wedding.
I'm in panic state!! And a very happy state!
I did mention back in March that I was in love with the Swedish brand Lily And Rose.
Today and tomorrow I will share my wedding jewelry! First out is the bracelet.
It's called Sofia and comes with "Crystals", in other words, no colour. The bracelet feature multi-faceted Swarovski crystals.
I love this piece, as soon as I saw it in the store I was like "That's the one".
I cannot wait to put this one with the dress and earrings!! My darling bought it for me already on Valentines, or he gave me a gift card to buy it. He knew I wanted jewelry for the wedding and he also knew I wanted to purchase it in advance. The BEST Valentine's gift..hehe

Just a few more days...

Details
Article no.: 50437
Length: 16.0 cm - 18,5 cm
Crystals: Swarovski
Color: Silver, Material: Brass
For more beauties, visit their website!



Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Only a few days to go!!!


I got my dress last Friday!!! It's now only 4 days..or less even..if counting hours.
I cannot believe it's soon our Wedding day!

There are still things to be fixed but most are in place!
I'm so happy :) The dress looks beautiful!
I cannot wait to show my future hubby and the rest the beautiful creation!! This is also the reason why the picture is so blurry. I cannot reveal anything until the big day!!!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

New hair colour!


The other day I went to the hairdresser and got a new hair colour!!
This is what I wanted, be blonde!
I think the hairdresser did an AWESOME job!
And guess what.. it took 6 hours to complete. All I have met says it fits me but at the same time they said they feel like it's a totally different person..hehe


This is what I looked like before the change..
So as you can see, it was a challenge!!



I love my new look!!
What do you think?

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Heartbreaker



Throwback...to 2009! And GD's first solo, I think it was the first anyway..haha
Anyway...
1. WOW time has passed fast! I remember the first time I heard this.
2. He was sooooo young (and so was I..)
3. Music style has changed slightly but it's GD all over!!

It's a song that should never be forgotten :)

ENJOY!!

Friday, 9 June 2017

무제(無題) (Untitled, 2014)



With everything going on with TOP, I was surprised to see this release.
But I love GD so I'm super happy.
And GD is his own, he is not to blame.. but we all know the Korean Kpop scene, there will pop up angry comments.

Anyway, this song is wonderful.

ENJOY!!

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Delicious food

Came back from Paris, intense hours.. and I managed to do some shopping and enjoy delicious food!
This is from dinner, I LOVE tartare (raw beef)
And for dessert we shared some delicious cheese.
All served with delicious red wine.

I loved this dinner, especially as I had great company!
I'd love to go back to Paris any day!!!





Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Make up store Matte Foundation (Review)

Make up Store is a big brand here in Sweden. After hearing good things I decided to try out their foundations, as that was what I needed at the moment. No I was not born under a rock, but when I was younger it was quite expensive for me, then I found Korean make up. Therefore I didn't really think a lot about them. However being back home I'd thought... for my wedding day maybe I should try out their foundations. Some of the Asians can be slightly light, this also depends on the sunlight.

I got good help at the store to found the colour matching my skin tone. I also said I wanted a natural look, so rather one with lighter coverage, so when adding other things it won't look too heavy. I don't want to feel like I wear a mask! Also I wanted a matte finish. So a good start I thought as we found one quite fast.

Then I came home...

I applied it and it felt nice and I liked the colour, but it had a way lighter coverage than I expected. Not sure what the girl did at the store, it felt "heavier" at the store.
On one side I used my fingers and on the other I tried a sponge, in this case I'd say fingers were better. To get the finish I wanted I applied a powder on top!
As I applied I could see it sinking into my pores and crease around my nose and eye areas. I'd say the crease part annoyed me the most, but thankfully the powder helped me to set it slightly better.
I have dry skin, note I did apply moisturizer before applying the foundation. I have never paid this "much" for a foundation with such bad result.
Maybe this is not for dried skin, but that the girl in the store didn't tell me... I can use this for daily wear, just because I paid for it..haha

But I do not recommend this at all! I'm very disappointed of what I got for the money.
I regret not buying one from MAC instead, one I know works...!!!!!
I'm so happy I tried long before the wedding day, imagine the disaster on the day using this product. I'll probably not go back to Make Up Store again for any items, unless they release something out of this world! I rather go for MAC, Anastasia or my usual Japanese / Korean brands.
Luckily I have also purchased some Korean foundation cushions, I hope they will give me the glow I want for the Wedding day!!! ^^
So until then I will apply SPF 50!! I tan super easily, 5 min out in the sun and it shows ^^



Item: Foundation
Brand: Make Up Store
Style: Matte Foundation
Coverage: Light cover
Review score: ★ / ★★★★★

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Svenska flaggansdag!

Today is the day of the Swedish Flag!
More celebrated as "Swedish national day"!
I think I have said it before, I didn't grow up celebrating this day, NOBODY did.
but a few years ago..maybe 10ish? it became bigger.
Then again, a day to celebrate and get a day off from work.. why not?

How are you spending today?


Monday, 5 June 2017

Paris bound


A bit mixed feelings but I'm happy to travel.
But it's my day off, so to be working on my day off is so-so.
I hope for good weather and some shopping after work ^^

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Signal



Honestly I know nothing about these girls but they are popular these days and I have seen a lot of their songs pop up in my YT feed.
As I heard TT I was like...JYP! ^^
Well.. I cannot say anything but this is going to be a "plague" for the coming months...
Listen and you will understand what I mean ^^

ENJOY!!

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Bridesmaids


Have you ever seen Say Yes To The Dress Bridesmaids?
There are scenarios that no-one want but people are human so... *no words*
I selected mine based on what felt right to me. I will have 3, probably could have selected 5 but to be reminded. It's more complicated.
And I think all girls knows I love them anyway!

I wanted a flowergirl and boy, but sadly I do not have any children close that fit the age.
Well well.. it's ok :)

There are a few things to consider when choosing bridesmaid.

1. Budget
Will you pay? or are the girls to pay for their outfits?
Don't forget shoes, hairstyles.

2. Dress
Long / Short, Colour, cut, straps/strapless...and PRICE!!
There are so many things to think of. Worse is if one/several bridesmaids start to think more of themselves, than of you and your day!
Get the girls together to go shopping can also be difficult. Be sure to have time. Also think of aspect of size. Is someone gonna try to lose weight? It's better to order a larger size, it can be taken in. It's way more difficult with a small dress.
And how much are you willing to pay for bridesmaids dresses!!! If each bridesmaid pay, think of their wallets as well!

3. Flowers
What flowers are they to have, who is to pay?
Size of the bouquet.
Colour to match the dress?

4. Personal situation
Let's say you go for, girls pay themselves. Then you need to think of the budget.
Can they afford it?

Size and shape - please consider that all do not feel comfortable with everything.
Some might not like "too" short.

What other expenses are needed and if they are to pay themselves, can they afford what you ask for?
Although it's your day, you need to think of them as well!

5. Does it match?
Have a clear vision of it all - you, them, venue, colours, him and bestman.
A rainbow of colours might not be the best. But then again. it's your choice!

6. Your happiness
In the end all want you to be happy!
But be open minded. An open mind can support you having the perfect wedding!!

Friday, 2 June 2017

Delicious potato cakes!

Earlier this month I mentioned a tasty fitness pizza I tried and loved.
Today I will post another dish from the same book.
I think.. being Swedish.. I have a special love for potatoes!
Anyway, the dish in the book says it should be served with salmon and yes that's super tasty. But these potato cakes can as well be served with anything else of your choice!
I tried it with vegetarian sausage made from soy protein and served with various veggies.
Super tasty.

I changed my diet quite a lot for the past 1,5 month and I dropped a lot in weight.
I eat less carbs, less red meat.
And yes once I start again, I'm 99% to gain a bit. But I like my new self and I feel less tired. So yes, my body likes fish, chicken and veggies better but I won't give up my meat..haha
I'll just eat less. It has of course had an effect on my wallet but the visual is striking. I never knew it could be this big of a difference!!! Exercise is important but food is that game changer, yes it's true what they say! But you need to find the balance that fits you!
Also don't forget a goal that gives you a good motivation to carry on, mine is our wedding!




You can buy the book here (Note book is in Swedish)

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Lonely



2017 has really been a year of disbandment!
It feels weird, I do not recognize a lot of kpop groups anymore.
I think Sistar is the "latest" I actually recognize faces and names of..haha
Well Sistar has now released their final song as a group!

Enjoy!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Wedding Countdown


It's less than 3 weeks to go until the wedding, the past weekend we did a lot of DIY.
I bought the name cards for our guests and I wrote the names, FULL NAMES of each and every single person who is to attend!!
It took about 4 hours, as I wanted it to be pretty ^^
We also made a seating chart, this also took a few hours. But it's so pretty I cannot wait to put it up. All DIY, we bought a frame at Ikea, white paper at a paper store and pink heart shaped mini post it's.
I wanted to write the names with a silver colour, but sadly it was not easy to read so I went for navy.

The DIY takes time, I'm happy we did not decide to do more of it. But what we have done I have enjoyed! I feel we are getting closer to it all, so happy and cannot wait for the day!!


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

수퍼우먼



As said before, so sad they split up, but Minzy seems to be in her right place.
Happy that she is doing what she loves and she gets to shine!!

Enjoy!

Monday, 29 May 2017

REALLY REALLY x Shape of You



I found these guys randomly on FB.
I really really like this mash up! ^^
Do you know them?
What do you think?

ENJOY

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Sandwich haul



I just love these guys!!
And in this video they tried out some of my fave things in Japan... Convenient store foods.
I love my sandwiches, I always look forward to buy these when I visit Japan.
Well honestly these are not the sandwiches I usually get, but these are good too.

Enjoy this tasty food haul ^^

I'm really craving bread these days, but my bridal diet doesn't allow it :(

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Missha Tension Pact

I have heard so much about this item so in the end guess what I did.. yes i bought it ^^
Do I need it, maybe? Will I like it? We'll see..
I got some new cushions from Innisfree, I know. But this one..omg the cover looks awesome.
I bought a lot of new foundations, but this formula is different so I cannot wait to try it out.
It looks AMAZING right?!
I got the perfect cover one, that's the one people are saying is the IT item.
I hope I will like it :)



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Shopping Haul

I said it, I went crazy...
These are still in possession of my parents in law but they are soon to be in my hands!
I'm overjoyed and I cannot wait to try them out ^^
I look forward to it, but need to hurry as I'm to use some for the wedding ^^


#Korean #shopping #haul #makeup #innisfree #peripera #clubclio #cosrx #thesaem #bridetobe #weddingprep #facemask #gmarket #이니스프리 #페리페라 #더샘 #클럽클리오 #코스알엑스 #결혼준비 #쇼핑 #지마켓 #마스크팩 #cushionfoundation #쿠션팩트 #립틴트 #liptint

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Just You and I



Namie chan released this a few hours ago.. :)
It's nice to hear some new songs from her.
This song is the theme song for the Nihon TV's drama "Haha ni naru". A drama I really want to see, I hope I can find some time to watch it.
For now... ENJOY!!

Monday, 22 May 2017

I want to spoil myself

I have wanted one since I was 13, no kidding.
And yes I have been able to afford one since I was 19 but I have never gone through with my purchase. I was super close when I was in Paris 2 years ago, I should have had but in the end I didn't. However for that bag I was to buy at the time I'm happy with my Michael Kors bag, as it's not as common. I feel it's a bit rare and I love the colour too. So it was a good choice. The bag I wanted back then was a bigger "hand luggage" bag - Keepall.
In the end of my Paris stay I picked up a Marc Jacobs bag and jewelry!

I'm not sure if I said it but.. I'm going to Paris again in a few weeks for work.
That's when I was like... should I buy one? A hobo/shoulder bag.
And yes, the wedding is coming up but I'm a saver..so I can afford that too and still have money on my savings!!

Question is, to buy it in Sweden or Paris.
It's all about the rate. I'd say most items are currently cheaper in Sweden... haha funny thing to talk about "cheap" prices when I want to buy a brand bag ^^
Well anyway, why pay lots more?
Anyway, the low Swedish Krona isn't the best, and to buy it in Paris would be nice.
Question....time? I'm going on a week day so it should be fine.
I still need to think. I went to the Swedish shop the other day, overcrowded by both locals and tourists, I'd say that says quite a lot about prices!!! Yes, price..even for a LV bag counts.
If I can pay 1000 Euro instead of 1200 Euro...why not? I can surely spend the other 200 on something else ^^

Anyway, the one I have my eyes on is the large version of this bag called Delightful!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

From a few things to a haul!


Innisfree decided to have a huge sale.
Of course the shopaholic in me came out. And I went a bit crazy, as if that wouldn't have had been enough. There were items I wanted but couldn't find on Gmarket.
Yes, it became a Innisfree haul ^^
So I asked my mum soon to be in law to go to the closest Innisfree and grab a few things for me.
So ironic, the closest store was just up the street, like 5 min walk!!
Yes, that's how it is in Korea. The make up stores are everywhere...

I cannot wait to get all of my new items :)



Friday, 19 May 2017

Haide



Here is Helena's latest song, Haide.
I like it much more in Greek than English... don't ask me why ^^
I think Haide means "cmon"... if I remember correctly..hehe

ENJOY!!


Άνεμος είν' η ζωή και εμείς είμαστε φτερά
Μες στη δύνη της αν μπεις όλα μοιάζουν πιθανά
Μια σε ρίχνει καταγής, μια σε πάει στα σύννεφα
Γι αυτό λοιπόν μην αργείς

Haide - Haide, έλα και δώσε μου ένα φιλί
Haide - Haide, κι όλα θα αλλάξουνε στη στιγμή
Haide - Haide, θα 'ναι καλύτερα από ποτέ
Haide - Haide, Haide - Haide

Μην πέφτεις εσύ έτσι είναι η ζωή πικρή και γλυκιά ο χρόνος μετράει και
η γη θα γυρνάει στην ίδια τροχιά πολλά θα συμβούν μα όλα περνούν ο
χρόνος τα καίει μην πέφτεις λοιπόν καθόλου δε λέει

Όταν μου χαμογελάς μου χαμογελάει η ζωή
μοιάζει να μου τραγουδάς μ' ακαταμάχητη φωνή το πιο μεγάλο σουξέ

Haide - Haide, έλα και δώσε μου ένα φιλί
Haide - Haide, κι όλα θα αλλάξουνε στη στιγμή
Haide - Haide, θα 'ναι καλύτερα από ποτέ
Haide - Haide, Haide - Haide

Μην πέφτεις εσύ έτσι είναι η ζωή πικρή και γλυκιά ο χρόνος μετράει και
η γη θα γυρνάει στην ίδια τροχιά Πολλά θα συμβούν μα όλα περνούν ο
χρόνος θα καίει μην πέφτεις λοιπόν καθόλου δε λέει

Haide - Haide, έλα και δώσε μου ένα φιλί
Haide - Haide, κι όλα θα αλλάξουνε στη στιγμή
Haide - Haide, θα 'ναι καλύτερα από ποτέ
Haide - Haide, Haide - Haide

Haide - Haide, έλα και δώσε μου ένα φιλί
Haide - Haide, κι όλα θα αλλάξουνε στη στιγμή
Haide - Haide, θα 'ναι καλύτερα από ποτέ
Haide - Haide, Haide - Haide

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Online shopping!


Since I cannot go to Korea, I had to get Korea to come to me!
I ordered some new things online home to my parents in law!
A mix of make ups and a game.
I really look forward to try out the make ups, a mix of foundation cushion, lip tints, powder, concealer, sponge.
And this is part one, I ordered some more things the other day.
Luckily they are "small".

I can't wait to try them out :)

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Diet vs Gain


My darling and I are really opposite.
As I'm trying to slim down, he is trying to gain!!
Look at our dinners from the other day..haha
Luckily I'm not a huge pizza fan ^^

But I admit, I miss pasta and bread!!

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Extra dimension skinfinish - Beaming blush


This is my new love, according to MAC this is "A liquid-powder highlighter that gives a luminous, well-defined finish."
It comes in 7 different shades and I love the one called Beaming Blush (pink that breaks gold).
I love the light finish yet gives the face a glow. I'd def recommend this product!


You can read more or buy it here

#MAC #BeamingBlush

Saturday, 13 May 2017

New Face




The second song from his new album, not sure what I think...
I did laugh..
I listened to the new album, there are quite a lot of songs I like.

Which one do you prefer?


#PSY #싸이 #NewFace #손나은 #SONNAEUN #20170510 #6PM #4X2 #8th #NEWALBUM #YG

Friday, 12 May 2017

Wedding decos

To deco a wedding can be easy or tricky, cheap or expensive. It all depends on your theme and budget. And you both, unless you are in charge, needs to agree on the theme.

Cheap ways
There are always cheap ways - Ebay is one of them who have helped me to get decos cheaper.
Also various dollar stores around the world etc. And NO I did not travel the world to visit dollar/cheap stores, they just appeared as I traveled. 
Some of them... Søstrerne Grene in Denmark, TGR and Lagerhaus in Sweden, 100 yen shops (Daiso/CanDo,Seria) and Tokyu hands in Japan were AMAZING!! And Korean online shopping mall Gmarket.

My opinion
Honestly, breaking down items and costs I will take photo booth prop as an example, you will use them once, and that time only (at least me). On ebay you can find props for 1-2 USD and free shipping. Or you can go to a local store and pay 6-10 USD. They look the same, you can find a million of different kinds. You have months away until the actual day. 
Where would you purchase them?

For us going over our budget and the different costs, when it came to decorations we felt wanted something simple and a bit old as our wedding is held at a mansion. Also, I didn't feel like spending thousands of dollars on the stuff I will NEVER reuse, I think we spend enough..lol
Things like that - balloons, photo booth prop, tissue paper pom poms. Instead we put money on a nice guestbook, nice clothes, shoes etc. But for every wedding it's up to each couple.

Wedding theme vs deco
You chosen theme - this theme can be simple or it can add to overall expenses.

 photo booth, balloons, garlands, candy bar, flowers, invitation cards, thank you cards, guestbook, presents for quests, food, drinks, cake, live music.
You can go low or over the top. But unless you have the money, DO NOT go over top.
A loan for wedding deco or reception is not worth it. A loan for a house or car, YES.
Or even, spend extra to go on an expensive honeymoon.
I bet no matter what, you will have a great time with the ones you love. with an invitation card for 200 USD each or 3 USD each!!

Anyway stick to what fits you. 
Do not compare with celebrities or your friends.
Do YOUR thing.

Way to keep a track of your expenses
Prioritize your costs, I made a excel spread sheet with all costs, also proposed cost.
This to easier calculate all expenses. And also get a feeling for what's worth it.
E.g. In the beginning I was like, let's print our own tissue napkins. But looking at EVERYTHING else needed, those napkins which people will just wipe and go, I decided not to.
Instead we decided to get presents to our guests. Not candy as many. I will have a small candy bar.
But not to give it out, I won't share before we have had the wedding.
Still for us, this was slightly more expensive than napkins, but I also cut cost on accessories. So in a way it was even and it felt really really good. To be able to give something to the guests that's not expected is fun and I hope people will like it ^^

Candy bar

Table deco, lighting

All in gold..?

Lots of candles

Church prop

Paper tissue pom poms

Thursday, 11 May 2017

I LUV IT



This came out yesterday but can I ask...
Why does it sound like a mix of the previous songs he released?
The lyrics might be new, but it feels like he rides on a wave that's already dying out?
I'm disappointed, I loved Psy before Gangnam style but now it feels like he lost his spirit!

Also the lyrics posted on the video, I have to say.. that's a mild translation of the ACTUAL meaning.
Some words are not that "nicely" used in the Korean language.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

티티



I was surprised to hear this song was featured on Swedish national TV last weekend.
Then of course we can discuss the choice of showing it.
And also wonder how much more we'll see of KPOP in Sweden.

Well anyway.. this song is addictive and so Korean.
Typical JYP style!

Do you like it?

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Cauliflower and Broccoli base pizza


Until the wedding I'm trying to get slimmer, not sure if I said it or not.
It's only a few weeks left.
My darling and I bought a new cooking book by a famous personal trainer here in Sweden. She used to coach in the Swedish version of Biggest Looser.
Anyway, the food looked amazing so we decided to give it a go. We have tested several of the foods, really delicious!
And they are healthier options, one of them.. this pizza. instead of regular pizza dough we made a dough of cauliflower, broccoli, cheese, egg and spices.

No it's not the same as real pizza, I admit that. BUT.. thinking of calories I'd say this is a more healthy substitute and it was delicious.

Pizza dough before baked.

Nice and thick pizza :)

You can buy the book here (Note book is in Swedish)

Monday, 8 May 2017

Pony effect make up



I have seen her videos, dummy here did not understand she is the one behind PONY EFFECT.
Watching Edward's videos makes me wanna try them out.

Also what I love is that she still uses other brands for her videos!

Have you tried Pony effect? :)






Saturday, 6 May 2017

Magnet mask




I have heard about them but never tried.. but WOW!!
See how it comes off!
Not sure how good the product is, I'm happy with my usual ones. but looks fun to try!!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Craving

My latest craving are Vietnamese spring rolls..
I have seen so many recipes. I'd really like to try one out.
Not sure when as I'm on my strict diet until the big day.

How do you like your rolls? :)


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Banila co two kisses dual tint


I saw a lot of reviews and I had hope for this tint. I have never been a fan of banila co but this one seemed like a good try. And I need something nice for my lips for the wedding!
Yes it did give a lot of colour, but it smudge off way more than I expected. Not sure if I could kiss my husband to be, he'd be all pink!!!
This tint comes in many different colours, I only bought one and I got the one called 02 Pink Princess.
I followed the steps on the package. I like the colour of it a lot but I did not like the taste of it it felt like putting soap on the lips, it also made my lips super dry!!

Maybe I had higher expectations but I do not recommend this lip tint.


#BanilaCo #Review #LipTint #Korea #SouthKorea #TwoKissesDualTint  #바닐라코 #투키세스 #듀얼틴트

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Walpurgis Night


Tonight is Walpurgis Night in Sweden!
We'll try to go and see a bonfire :)
Spring is here...*woho*

Saturday, 29 April 2017

コトノハ



Ayaka is back, one of the happiest thing of the year so far.. no?
I love the new song :)
I cannot wait until the full release!

ENJOY!

Friday, 28 April 2017

Which cushion is your fave?




I'm thinking of trying a new cushion. But I have no idea which one, I have been searching high and low and watching youtube has been fun, some people own most of the cushions..haha
So far I have only tried one.. One I know.. But the reason is that I have so many other foundation so it feels like a waste buying tons and not use. When travelling to Korea it's a bit annoying sometimes because the sales staff do not let me alone, I feel stressed when I look around so in the end I leave the store with only the things I know. It feels like a shadow behind me, I have nicely tried to say, go away and let me shop, but that usually means... pulling out 10000000000 other products for me to "try".

The one I have tried is the Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion, I like it, then again I like Innisfree in general, so I could be bias?
Compare to their others, when this was released I was attracted to because it's easy to apply and works fine on my skin, it doesn't over cover so I have used powder as well.

I'm wondering which one to try out next, looking at the videos and reviews it's really hard to choose.
I'd really need to go to Korea and enter each shop I think but I cannot go to Korea for quite some time.

Which one do you like???





Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Lonely



This came as surprise the other day. Kinda sad Taeyeon did not appear in the video.
I wonder why, but well.. it's a nice song. I hope they appear on shows together :)

ENJOY

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Korean Make up - a jungle of choices

Have you ever tried Korean make up? If you ever visit Seoul, bring a large suitcase. They have so many make up brands so you will most likely get lost!!
I have gone through quite a lot over the years, started off with The Face Shop, Skinfood and Etude House as my fave shops. However over the years I have moved over to MISSHA, Innisfree and Nature Republic as my standard brands. I think their make up suits me more.

To me Etude is too pink and girlish. And their make up doesn't fit as good as they used to.
But I do buy a few things from there now and then. Skinfood I do not even set my foot in anymore, and Faceshop I buy a few things mostly face masks and nail products.
Over the years more and more stores and brands have popped up! To me I only go to new ones if I have heard or red about a good product.
Otherwise I stick with what I know and like. it's like KPop, I stick to my old bands, I'm too old to hunt (^^;;)

In the jungle of it all, here is a video below going through a lot of stuff.
But most are from the same stores, and I understand, ones you fall for a brand you kinda buy a lot from that store. For all non-Asians (or Asians who doesn't like to be pale), Lots of the base make up is very light and white! So base make up that fits can be difficult to find. My mum always say she looks like a ghost. But she loves the eye make up, nail polish, body lotions etc. So focus on those instead in case the "whitening" is too much for you :)

Some Korean brands (remember there are a lot more but these popped into my mind right now): 3CE, A'PIEU, April Skin, Banila CO, BaviPhat, Clio, Etude House, (the) Face Shop, HERA, Holika Holika, Innisfree, IOPE, It's Skin, Laneige, MISSHA, Nature Republic, Pera pera, (the) Saem, Skinfood, Tony Moly, Too cool for school



Once you have experienced Korean make up brands, I'm telling you, you will be hooked!
In Myeong Dong you can find at about 5 stores of each brand in the area. A bit sad in my opinion. There used to be a lot of other stores but now it's mainly make up. However if any item is sold out in one of the stores I'm sure you can find it further down on the street ;)
Don't forget to ask for Tax-free :)

Monday, 24 April 2017

Spring time

We went to celebrate the Cherry Blossoms last Saturday, it was packed with people.
Also, the Japanese association held a big event to celebrate this.
Foods, Japanese trad. items, infos etc.

It was quite cold but it was very nice.
It brought back memories to one of our first dates back in the days.
It made me reminisce our love and good time we have shared and what we are to share..





Sunday, 23 April 2017

Wedding markups



Welcome to the wedding world!
Not new news to me after starting our wedding planning..
But the more I think the more sad I get, I mean it's a word and then the prices goes up a lot.
You can have similar items you want - venue, food, drinks and decorations.
I mean some people celebrate anniversaries with the similar feeling as weddings.

Sometimes you need to look for options high and low to ensure it's a good price, and you'll need to do it with a lot of time on your hand! If you have no budget then this is a NO concern for you.
I want to tell you, you want your perfect day but within a budget you really need to do your research.
You will always able to find cheap options :)

#FoodForThought!

Friday, 21 April 2017

ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2016-2017 Are You Happy?

The excitement is growing fast in my heart! It was finally announced and my bank account went broke..haha
Not only because of the dvd itself, I'm not that poor, yet!? :)
But with an upcoming wedding there are a lot of expenses. Anyway it didn't stop me from pre-ordering this! I got the DVD Limited edition. I want the regular too, why does JE always have to make fans broke? I mean we want both! Oh well...release is May 31, not long to go :)



After asking Are You Happy? with their best-selling album in October 2016, Arashi made fans happy with a same-titled concert tour from November 2016 to January 2017. The ever popular group attracted 855,000 people to the 18 shows of the Are You Happy? dome tour. To convey Arashi's thoughts on their current selves, each member tailored their own performances of their self-produced songs. The group also wove together their hit songs into Happy Medley for a happy surprise!

Limited Edition comes in special packaging with a live photo booklet and two bonus discs containing Arashi's August 2016 Japonism Show live in Yokohama Arena.

Regular Edition comes with a bonus disc containing Are You Happy? tour documentary.




「嵐が思う今の嵐」を体現し、会場を“Happy”の渦に巻き込んだ圧巻のパフォーマンスが DVD & Blu-ray で待望のリリース!! 2016年度オリコン年間アルバムランキング 1位を獲得した 15th アルバム「Are You Happy?」をタイトルに冠し、2016年11月から 2017年1月にかけ、18公演を開催、85 万 5000 人を動員した 5 大ドームツアーの東京公演をパッケージ。アルバムコンセプトである“嵐が思う今の嵐”を体現した今回のコンサートでは、メンバーそれぞれが嵐、そして自分自身と向き合い、各自プロデュース曲の演出を考案。メンバー一人ひとりの持ち味がふんだんに盛り込まれたパフォーマンスやステージングは今作最大の見どころ。さらに本編ラストでは、人気曲が惜しみなく織り込まれた「Happy Medley」も披露!会場全体を最高の笑顔と“Happy”の渦に巻き込む!彼らにしか体現することのできない圧巻のコンサートを存分に楽しむことができる、まさに最強の映像作品!

【初回限定盤】には、2016 年に開催され、嵐としては実に 9 年ぶりとなる全国アリーナツアーとして話題を呼んだ「ARASHI “Japonism Show” in ARENA」より、8月横浜アリーナ公演を特典映像として全編収録。ドーム公演とは異なる、アリーナの規模感を活かした貴重なパフォーマンスの数々は必見。

DVD 初回限定盤
■DVD4枚組 [LIVE本編 + ARASHI “Japonism Show” in ARENA]
■スペシャルパッケージ(デジパック仕様)
■ライブフォトブックレット封入

※「ARASHI “Japonism Show” in ARENA」および「Documentary Film ~アユハピ~」は、全盤種共通で DVD 収録となります。
※初回限定盤のスペシャルパッケージ(デジパック仕様)とライブフォトブックレットは共通内容となります。

LIVE 本編 (DISC1&2) *DVD・Blu-ray 全盤種共通
Overture/Ups and Downs/supersonic/I seek/Oh Yeah!/Love so sweet/Sunshine/To my homies/DRIVE/Step and Go/Don’t You Get It/
Bad boy/TWO TO TANGO/復活LOVE/青空の下、キミのとなり/ファイトソング/Power of the Paradise/Baby blue/Miles away/果てない空/WONDER-LOVE/
また今日と同じ明日が来る/Amore/青春ブギ/Happy Medley [Happiness, きっと大丈夫, A・RA・SHI, Troublemaker~Løve Rainbow, 言葉より大切なもの,
ワイルド アット ハート, 感謝カンゲキ雨嵐, 愛を叫べ]/a Day in Our Life/五里霧中/エナジーソング~絶好調超!!!!~/Daylight
※DVD・Blu-ray ともに、全編日本語字幕スーパー入り

初回限定盤 特典映像 (DISC3&4) *DVD・Blu-ray 共通
「ARASHI “Japonism Show” in ARENA」 横浜アリーナ公演
ただいま/A・RA・SHI/Overture/Sakura/Japonesque/ワイルド アット ハート/イン・ザ・ルーム/復活 LOVE/Lucky Man/Troublemaker/Daylight/
Everybody前進/I seek/ソロ・メドレー [Disco Star, Rain, 秘密, Shake it !, T.A.B.O.O]/三日月/マスカレード/Bolero!/
青空の下、キミのとなり/miyabi-night/心の空/僕らがつないでいく/Power of the Paradise/愛を叫べ/感謝カンゲキ雨嵐

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Wedding Dress Alteration


The day finally came, it took a turn due to recent events in Stockholm.
I got my shoes in time and I went to the tailor to get my wedding dress alternated.
Girls, be out in time, depending on shops/tailors it can take time.
The more work needed the more time. Also, if you get married in a busy season like me, yes..you need to be out in time. I handed my in on April 13 and I will be able to pick it up on June 2!!!
Almost 2 months!!! I have to say, they had A LOT of dresses hanging and they have other services too.
To be honest, in my opinion from what I saw and what they said, I wouldn't say that my dress require too much work! And it seems the tailor said so as well. I'd say it's because I have a part of a corset back which makes it possible to pull and tuck in. However some parts needed to be fixed such as length. Oh well.. One more thing to TICK off my list of things to do.
I feel happy and content! As I put the dress on at the tailor, I was in love, that dress is really the dress for me and I cannot wait until I will be able to wear it in front of the person I love the most!!

It's less than 2 months now... until I become "Mrs"


#Excited #Overjoyed #WeddingDress