Saturday, May 2, 2009

Long Overdue Post

Sorry I've been MIA, I haven't much to blog about lately, so here's a big post XD
Yesterday, I went out with a few friends whom I haven't seen since the orientation in September. I haven't been keeping in touch with most of the teachers I've met. I'm not good at talking to know when sometimes you don't click with some and do with others? Well, for these friends, I felt like we knew each other for years. I dunno why we didn't go out before!
One of them took us to a magician's bar that he hangs out at everyweek to practice. We got to see 2 up close and personal magic shows at the bar and it was SOO amazing!!! The best part was the 2 mini shows was 30000won and it included all you can drink alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks! I'm bummed I didn't take any pictures!! If you come to Seoul, I'll definitely let you know where it is.

Today, I went out to do some window shopping/getting some swap items and I happened to find Pepper Lunch. I've actually tried looking for it before and couldn't find it. I've had it in the Hong Kong branch and it was SUPER tasty!!! I don't think I've shown a picture of it, but the picture below is from Hong Kong.
The Pepper Lunch in Korea was really disappointing. Not only was the portion of beef small, but it was dry and lacked the Pepper Lunch herbed butter!!! Seeing this picture makes me drool..

I rarely play around with different looks, so today's look wasn't anything special. I used my T'estimo Grande Shine Eyes #02. It has a really nice icey lavender shade. It doesn't pop out as much as the Lunasol Purple Gradation palette so this is good if you want subtle colors.
I've shown this look a while ago for Lady L's contest, but in that picture, I've added the Coffret D'or Shining Eyeliner. This time I didn't use the Shining Eyeliner and I've used the P&J Eyegloss in 03 as a base.

I looove the P&J cream shadow. It's so smooth and it doesn't crease! Normally, after a few hours this palette would show signs of creasing (even with UDPP), but with the P&J cream shadow used as a base, there was no creasing and little fading.
I blended the gray shade almost halfway up to make this look stand out a bit more, but you don't notice it in the photos...actually the colors just don't appear very well in the pictures.

I think I look like a mess in this picture haha. I was rushing to head out the door cuz I was hungry!

I found a vintage store in Myeong Dong and it takes a lot of patience to go through the clothes. I found this long top with a printed necklace dangly thing and it was only 5000won! I added my glasses necklace as well so it wouldn't look too plain.

Again, Vivi always seems to start selling their issues that are a month ahead. I grabbed June issue because sometimes they sell really quickly.
You can see on the bottom that I got the ring that Miss Mona helped me make! I wanted a cluster ring for a long time already but couldn't seem to find the right one, so I asked Mona if she could make it for me. You're a total genius! I got it in a silver, black and clear Swarovski crystal mix so it'll match with my clothes easier. I love it!!! Thankq again!! =D Visit her store here!

Sorry I didn't take a close up, I'm in a bit of a rush to post this up so I can sleep, it's almost 2am @__@ But take a look here for a close up =)
I took a quick glance at the Vivi magazine and saw these Samantha Thavasa bags and they're so pretty and girly!!

The lovely Ayumi...I'm keeping my eye out for that book! But I really doubt that Korea will have it.. I'm not even too sure what's in it at the moment.

Finally, a different way of using the Maquillage GR366 palette. I prefer the look from the tutorial on the Maquillage website because it looks more summery. I think this would look nice for a night out look.


Blair said...

I love the purses from Samantha Thavasa! They are so girly!

Oooh, yum!!! The grilled? beef looks so delicious!!!

Whit said...

Very very pretty look- all of the testimo palette posting is making me LEM!!! But i guess it's discontinued :(

AbcGrrrL said...

I love Japanese magazines ... so many pretty pictures + products ... Just wish they can translate it to English :)

ning * star said...

I want that vivi magazine badly. hehe
and the food is uhlala...
hmm, how are u lately? imma miss you so much xD

izumi said...

mmmmmmmmm food.

even though i really CLICK with some people, it's hard to just.. go out and hang out. hahaha. at least for me!

very pretty eye look. and you don't look half as disheveled as i do.. short hair.. and i slept with it wet. can you say POOF BALL? eeeek ><

i really love that shirt! and mona's cluster ring is awesome xD

been missing your posts!! more more! :)

Kasumi said...

The food image does look mighty tasty! I've been craving steak for weeks now hehe.
I like your etod. The colors are very subtle :)

paperdollrevenge said...

Sounds like you had a fun time! Sorry to hear that Pepper Lunch disappointed. You look great though!

And ohhh...Vivi! Yeah, when I went to Kinokuniya a couple of weeks ago the SA said the June Vivi would be out soon, like before May, lol. Makes me feel like we're a month ahead...don't rush me! jk

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Beauty Snap said...

I'm really in for a long post too. Hopefully I'll make one today :)
Ooh glad you had a fun time with some of your teacher friends~
TY for your comment to my blog btw.
I also got some Japanese mags too! Saw the Vivi one but it was way too heavy and I was interested in some other ones hehe.
I love your vintage find!! Does Korea have nice vintage clothing like Japan?

Jamilla Camel said...

Thanks for the food and magazine porn!

That ring from Mona is so cute--and so are your eyes!

My hair is dishevelled most of the time, lol!

STARR said...

Nice blog! Your vintage buy is really cute. I also really need a new Japanese magazine :)

K said...

Hey honey, it looks like you've been having a great time!

The magazine isn't early... if you buy a magazine in Apr here, it is called the May issue. If it is released at the end of Apr as Vivi is, it is called the June issue!

♥akisalove♥ said...

I miss shopping in Korea sooooo much~ you're so lucky to be studying there!!

fuzkittie said...

Omg!! Glasses necklace!! That shirt is just ADORABLE!!!! *rips hair out* hahaha, Korea is just too great for shopping!

miemiemie said...

hey dear, i forgot to thank you for your comment on my personal means a lot to me. haha i know i'm pretty much helpless and i need to seriously talk with them..but its so hard to voice out your opinion to close-minded that's the main problem..but right now i'm not thinking too much about it. one day i'll have the time and chance to do so..thank you so much

Miss Yaya said...

i think that shirt is unbelievably cute - esp with your necklace, and i looove that magazine!

kylie said...

seeing that pepper steak makes me drool too! yummm

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

That T-shirt is sooo cute! Love your glasses necklace :)

miku said...

Oh ...that glasses necklace is so prettiful!

M said...

love the p&j eyegloss! :D
the glasses necklace is so cute!
i'm so glad that you liked the ring :)

Yumeko said...

ooh cute tshirt
and mona is a STAR!