May 1, 2015  •  In Asian, Beauty, Giveaways, Korean

Giveaway: Win One of THREE Tubes of SU:M37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick!

The SU:M37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick is a cult product among Asian Beauty enthusiasts, and holds HG status for many who’ve tried the luxurious lather of fermented rose.

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Don’t believe me? Check out the glowing reviews from these trusted sources in Asian Beauty:

I won’t do a full review on this blog because the ladies above — in addition to troves of other bloggers — have already done such fantastic jobs of it.

Instead, I’ll be quick and get right down to the reason for this post…

I am giving away THREE tubes of the
SU:M37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick!

Yep, you’ve read that correctly. You will have THREE chances to win a MRCS! Even if you’re not interested in this sensational cleanser for yourself, it would make a great gift…especially with Mother’s Day coming up!

And, because I love the MRCS so much — it’s really as great as everyone says it is! — this giveaway will be open worldwide. (Or, at least anywhere that the USPS can ship.) :-) 

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To enter this giveaway, simply use the Rafflecopter widget below. Not sure how to use Rafflecopter? Watch this 52 second video for a tutorial on how to enter a giveaway using Rafflecopter. There are 7 methods of entry, with the first method (commenting on this blog post) being mandatory while the third (Tweeting about the giveaway) and fifth (sharing this post on Facebook) methods can be used once per day:

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This giveaway will end on Saturday, May 8th, 2015, at 12:01am EST, at which point a winner will be randomly chosen and announced here. If the winner has won the drawing via a questionable or illegitimate entry (i.e., not commenting on this post, using different accounts to enter multiple times, using the same Tweet URL to enter multiple times) I have the right to choose another winner.

This giveaway is open only to individuals who are 13 years old and older.

Please use a valid email address and/or Twitter handle so that I can contact you if you win! If the winner fails to respond within 48 hours of my contacting them, another winner will be selected.

Good luck, and thank you for entering!

Apr 30, 2015  •  In Entertainment, Funny, Movies

Famous Movie Directors as Chefs

I confess that I had to look up Uwe Boll, but it all made sense once I realized I’d watched a few of his C movies (when insomnia hits and I’m purposely looking to watch bad movies)!

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Via Blame It on the Voices.

Apr 28, 2015  •  In Asian, Beauty, Korean, Reviews, Shopping

My New Favorite Korean Beauty Products, Part 3

Read part 1 here
Read part 2 here

And now, for the conclusion of this series, I present to you: the Korean beauty products that are on their way to me, if customs will pretty-please hurry up so that I can get my greedy paws on them!

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First up is the IOPE Air Cushion XP Matte Finish.

iope_air_cushion_matteYep, the cushion compact that started it all — at the height of its popularity, one IOPE Air Cushion XP was sold every 30 seconds in Korea, and it still remains a best-seller in Asia — has just released two new versions: the XP Matte Finish and XP Intensive Cover.

IMHO, this is a great move on IOPE’s part, especially with cushions gaining steam in Europe and North America, where women generally prefer additional coverage and/or a matte finish.

And with the warmer months just around the corner, you know that this combination/oily skinned blogger has to try it out!

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Apr 26, 2015  •  In Asian, Beauty, Korean, Reviews, Shopping

My New Favorite Korean Beauty Products, Part 2

Read part 1 here

Sheet masks have become pretty ubiquitous by now, wouldn’t you say? I myself have been exploring new brands and types, reading up on the latest trends/gimmicks (animal or kabuki sheet masks, anyone?), and investigating the best-reviewed masks per my usual researcher self.

And my favorite types of masks, so far, have been the hydrogel masks. (Read Forget Sheet Masks, Hydrogel Masks Are the Next Best Asian Import for more details on these slimy goodies.) Hydrogel masks may already be old news in Korea, but they are still pretty new to us folks stateside.

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I unfortunately have not tried a lot of hydrogel masks as they are more expensive than your traditional sheet masks. However, among the ones I have tried, the two lines pictured above are my favorites: Sally’s Box Delight Hydrogel Masks (in Panthenol, Ceramide, and Collagen — $12 for a pack of 3), and Whamisa Fermented Hydrogel Masks (in Organic Flowers & Aloe Vera, Organic Seeds & Rice, and Organic Fruits & Tomato — $9 each). Each time I use these masks, my skin instantly becomes more radiant and plump with an unmistakable glow.

Next up are three makeup items:

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Apr 25, 2015  •  In Asian, Beauty, Korean, Reviews, Shopping

My New Favorite Korean Beauty Products, Part 1

Harro! As you can probably tell by the dismal state of my blog this month, I’ve been pretty busy lately. (And when I manage to get a break, I have been zoning out in front of Netflix.) And since I get so much positive feedback about product reviews — especially ones regarding Korean beauty stuffs — I’ve decided to pop back in with some of the items I’ve been loving these days!

First up is skincare products.

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