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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Review | Aritaum Mono Eyes Eyeshadow

Happy Sunday everyone!

El here with a review on Aritaum Mono Eyes eyeshadows! I got these recently after watching a Youtuber swatch #70 Evro and fell in love with it. Instead of 1, I got 3 as the seller on Qoo10 had a buy 2 get 1 free offer, so I might as well....
I was so excited to try them out when they arrived in my mail!(but I had to wait since I had a couple of deadlines coming up)

 Read on to check out whether I love them and also the colour swatches!


Sunday, 19 April 2015

Travel | Seoul, Korea 2014 - GYEONGBOKGUNG + NATIONAL FOLK MUSEUM OF KOREA

Continuing from my morning at Bukchon Hanok Village, the next stop on my cultural day trail was Gyeongbokgung. For convenience's sake, I'm just gonna shorten it to GBG.

Funfact: What we see here at GBG today is actually the restoration works done under the rule of King Gojong (1852 - 1919). The palace, with its 7, 700 rooms, was once destroyed in a fire during the Japanese Invasion, known as the Imjinwaeran War, in the 1500s.

Built in the Joseon Dynasty, GBG was the main royal palace of that time, covering an estimated area of over 40 hectares. This makes it the largest of the Five Grand Palaces built in the Joseon Dynasty. GBG was where the King, his household, and the government of Joseon resided - you can probably imagine the vast space needed to house everyone.

GBG also houses the National Palace Museum of Korea and National Folk Museum of Korea. We headed to the latter first as it was conveniently on the trail from Bukchon Hanok Village to GBG.

FYI: You can buy the entrance tickets for GBG at the Palace Museum and Folk Museum. So, no worries about walking all the way to the main entrance to purchase entry tickets if you're heading to GBG from the museum! Yay~

For an overdose of culture-centric photos;

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Haul | Paris


I got this many things, threw it in a bag and took the Eurostar back to London~ 

Here's the exciting part-- the haul!
I went to CityPharma at 26 Rue du Four (the place to go for all skincare junkies), went into a trance and got a bunch of things.
I actually did research on what I wanted to get and things my relatives requested before going, but I still ended up this many things because everything is SO MUCH CHEAPER THAN SINGAPORE!!!(Even with the exchange rate, which was around 1.65:1)
I spent a ton and freaked out when I got to the cashier:
"420 ?! WTH did I buy?" was the first thought in my head (even though I was the one who picked the items..)
I got some soap, Bioderma, moisturisers etc. French skincare is well known in the world and if you look at the French women in real life, you'd want to buy whatever they're using too. The good thing is, you can enjoy tax free shopping when you spend around  €175 and above, which can be easily done. 

Things that are super worth it to buy:

Friday, 3 April 2015

Travel | Seoul, Korea 2014 - BUKCHON HANOK VILLAGE

In the midst of Seoul's concrete jungle, there nests some 900 traditional Korean wooden houses (known locally as hanoks) bringing us back to the Joseon dynasty. Needless to say, this is a must-go destination for tourists, and even locals, to get a glimpse of the historical and cultural side of Korea. Encircled by Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung and Jongmyo Shrine, this picturesque neighbourhood with its quaint little houses is definitely a sight for sore eyes :)

If you can't tell, that's me value-adding to the neighbourhood *wink*

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