Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Review | Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar

I bought Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in colour #4 - juicy cherry ($9.90 from Tony Moly)
The colour is a pretty reddish pink and is quite long lasting.
 Plus, it smells absolutely DELICIOUS! I definitely want it in other colours.

 The lid is an adorable (kind of bored-looking) bunny. It's a bit of a mix of a balm and a lip gloss. 
I prefer balms as they're smooth and moisturising. This is everything I like about balms, but with a glossy sheen!


I hope to have more reviews for you soon! 
I should be receiving my eBay purchases any day now. Can't wait. (>.<)
Thank you for reading and please leave me a comment!

♥ Bec

Hair | Dream High Inspired

Go Hye Mi/Yoon Baek Hi's Fishtail plaits

I recently finished watching the Korean drama, Dream High. 
And I fell in love with Go Hye Mi's hair in the first episode. 
So I thought I'd try my best to copy it.  

 Yoon Baek Hi & Go Hye Mi.

I really loved this show. The fashion and hair styles in it were all amazing as well. 
I've never been very good at doing anything with my hair, but recently I've want to try out new styles. 
Today I did my hair into fishtail plaits for the first time! I think I did a pretty good job for my first try. :P

Trying to look bored/annoyed like Go Hye Mi does most of the time. :P
The fishtails are a bit messy. But I'm hoping to improve. Practice makes perfect right?

How do you think I did?
Leave me a comment or just say hello! (^_^)

♥ Bec

Monday, 29 July 2013

Outfit | 스타일베리 (StyleBerry) purchases! :D

Hello everybody! (◠‿◠)
Recently, I discovered a Korean clothing shop called StyleBerry.
And oh my god... I fell in love with nearly all of the things.

cute logo! 
 I originally found them through YesStyle.com but wanted to see everything they sold so found their online store. Although it's all in Korean, it isn't too hard to navigate the website (plus I can practice my reading while I shop!) I purchased 2 dresses after narrowing down my options. At one point I must have had 50 different pages open with all of the things I wanted!

This was the dress that I immediately fell in love with. It made me search their website for more beautiful dresses. The shape is perfect and the small collar is adorable. This is one of my favourite dresses at the moment and I wear it all the time! It looks great with my red cardigan and a red tote bag, which is usually what I pair it with for a smart casual work outfit.

I love the pattern on the skirt of this dress. It's so pretty and the colours are really lovely. The top is really flouncy and feminine with layers on the sleeves and a scoop style neck. I wore a tulle skirt under both dresses to add extra oomph.
Today was the first day of semester and this is what I wore to class! So happy to be doing Korean again.
한국어를 제미있어! 이번 학기에 나는 열심히 공부해!

Also I'm wearing the shoes that I bought from Yumetenbo with both of these outfits!
I have them in 3 colours and really love being able to colour coordinate my shoes with tons of the dresses in my wardrobe.

Both dresses are polyester, but they're both fully lined and the fabric feels good quality. I've only worn them in cooler weather so far, but I think they would breathe enough to not leave you uncomfortable in warmer weather. Both of them look exactly as they did in the pictures, which is great and both dresses are made in Korea.

Each dress cost me around $45, which is a good price point for the quality and the fact that they're so cute! The prices are comparatively cheaper on the StyleBerry website than they are on YesStyle (depending on your currency's exchange rate with KRW) which was a nice surprise. However YesStyle also have tons of other brands and the whole website is in English. 

Both dresses fit me perfectly which is lucky because I didn't check the returns policy before I bought them. Woops! I'm a small apparently. Some of the items are free sizing, but there is a size chart included with the pictures of each item.

On the subject of shipping, StyleBerry use DGG, which is a Korean post forwarding service. So basically non-Korean residents can buy items from many different Korean online stores, and have their goods forwarded all in one package. As this was the first time I had used DGG, I wasn't entirely certain on the process. But now I am!
  1. You pay the store for the goods
  2. They forward it to a holding centre (I think it's in Hong Kong or maybe Gumcheon airport)
  3. DGG send you an invoice for the shipping cost via email (CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER)
  4. They send your package to you once they've received your payment.

So there's some info about one of my new favourite fashion brands.
I think my wardrobe could very slowly fill up with Styleberry, Yumetenbo, and Review purchases. 

On that note, I'm planning on sharing some pics/reviews of the things I've bought from Yumetenbo, but I'm waiting for my remote shutter control to get here so I don't have to run back and forth between the spot I pose in (also looking for a spot with better lighting) and the stack of books my camera is on. :P

I hope you guys like this post! I will have more for you soon I hope!

Keep smiling!
♥ Bec

Monday, 15 July 2013

Review | The Face Shop Smart Capsule CC Cream

Hi there everyone. 

UPDATE (October 2013)
 I've fallen into a good skincare routine, and my skin has been a lot less dry.
As such, I've been trialing this again, and have found it to be much better on my skin!
I figured I should come back and let you know that I'm actually pretty fond of this CC cream now that my skin is less dry.
But if you have periods of very dry skin, it's probably best to stick with something more moisturising. I still think that the Aqua UV CC cream is better than this one, because it is more hydrating, but I'm much less disappointed with this CC cream and will continue to use it when my skin isn't too dry.

Initial review (July 2013)
I was in the market for a new BB cream and went into Face Shop where I discovered their new CC creams. Having never tried a CC cream before, I decided to buy the Smart Capsule CC cream. CC stands for Colour Control or Colour Correcting. CC creams are lighter than BB creams and are designed to even out your skin tone and brighten your complexion. 

(Click images to enlarge)

Also, I currently lack photo editing software. So what you see is pretty much what my skin is like in real life. I guess that's good news for you, but bad for me. You get to see how rubbish my skin is! ;P

My splotchy skin :P
After I cleanse and moisturise, my face is very unevenly coloured. 
I have dry skin, but an oily T-zone. 
White coloured CC cream, prior to blending
With Smart Capsule CC Cream

My Review:

The texture: Okay... So as you can probably see in that last picture, my skin looks really dry with this cream on. This cream is not moisturising at all and even though I put a moisturiser on beforehand, the cream still makes my skin look flaky. Not a great look. It might be because of the cooler weather lately in Sydney. My skin has definitely been a lot dryer. My lips have been too! So I'm going to try this CC cream again once my skin has adjusted to the cold.

The colour: I love the way it makes my skin look from a distance. It evens out my skin tone and provides pretty good coverage of pimples (I swear I never get pimples... what is up with my skin!?). As you can see, the cream is white in colour but as you blend it into your skin, it auto-corrects to match your skin tone! No idea how it works, but it does! 

The smell: This cream smells wonderful. It's not chemically, but fresh. It's not overpowering and doesn't smell at all like sun screen (which is one thing I hate with high SPF creams). 10/10 for smell. 

The packaging: I really like the way you dispense this cream. You push the top down and the cream is dispensed in the centre. One pump gives you enough for your entire face and the cream doesn't get exposed to any air or moisture. Hopefully this bottle lasts me a while.

The verdict: At the moment, I can't say I recommend this to anyone who has dry skin. I'll test to see if I get better results when my skin has adjusted to the cooler weather. I will also see if applying the cream with a sponge or brush improves the texture on my skin. 

I'm going to give this a 6/10.  

Still getting used to photos of me smiling. I'm stuck with a mouth full of metal for the next 2 years (well... 23 months now). It's rather uncomfortable. But I'm looking forward to having lovely teeth eventually! No pain, no gain! 

Thanks for reading guys. Leave me a comment! 

Monday, 8 July 2013


YAY! I got my new camera lenses. I absolutely love them. 

There was about a weeks worth of rain recently so I only went outside begrudgingly. But now that the weather is gorgeous again, I'm trying to  soak up some sun. I was weeding the garden the other day (a futile activity) and Sass came to join me. So I played with my new camera. 

My pretty little panther. ^_^ She was captivated by the birds.


Who says I can't soak up some sun in my bed too! ;P
I would like to try and do another outfit post soon. But today I have to write an essay. 
So the fun things will have to wait. Say hi in the comments and let me know what your favourite season is (mine is winter for sure!)

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