Edit: July2414
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Last week on Instagram…

Life has been rather uneventful as of late…That is the life of a baeksu.

In any case…

I went to meet my friend AY on Friday. After a rather pitiful afternoon, I needed a pick me up yummy dessert before we went out for drinks. So off we went to Patbingsu. Definitely a great pick me up, especially with the right company :)

Picked up the Arizona. I know it has an insane amount of sugar, but it was on sale for 2/$3 bottles. Anyway, the packaging is pretty…

Lastly, I have a rather important event to attend next week, and since a hair thing fell through, I thought I should refresh the colour of my hair. I dye is every 3 months with the Loreal HiColor for Dark Hair. It works well, but the colour only sticks around for about a month and a half. So right now, you can’t see any of the Auburn Red, that I had initially dyed it with. Anyway, I heard that there were people who refresh their colours with semi-permanent dyes, so I figured I would give it a try…but the horrible bleeding testimonials have me wary. I did pick these tubs up on clearance for about $4 each…so it can’t be too bad…righ?!??? *finger crossed*

Visiting Myers Apple Farm

Myers Apple Farm Visit

Myers Apple Farm
37 Highway 52
Copetown, ON
L0R 1J0
905 627 0420
9am-6pm, 7 days

A few weeks back, I went to the apple farm. A thing I have not done since I was in my single digit years. It isn’t that I don’t like to, but just never really have much of an opportunity to. Things chanced when my parents friend told me I had to come with all them…so I did.

One of the reasons why this friend likes the Myers Apple Farm, is because of the Apple Cider that they sell. He usually buys two.

Myers Apple Farm Visit
Myers Apple Farm Visit
The apple schedule is handy, as it lets you roughly sketch when you want to come by.

Myers Apple Farm Visit
You purchase bags inside the store. We got the smaller one for $25?? (I think, completely forgot).

Be warned though, if your bag does not close, you will be heavily charged. So make sure you don’t over pick apples!

Myers Apple Farm Visit

Myers Apple Farm Visit

Myers Apple Farm Visit
Myers Apple Farm Visit
Myers Apple Farm Visit

Once we had our bags, we made our way over to the orchards. Mom wanted Honey Crisp, but we had just missed the pickings for them. Instead, we went with Royal Gala.

On the way over, there are a few animals on the way…
Myers Apple Farm Visit
Myers Apple Farm Visit
Myers Apple Farm Visit
Myers Apple Farm Visit
Myers Apple Farm Visit
(Colts in the distance)

Myers Apple Farm Visit
Myers Apple Farm Visit
Areas are sectioned off so you can’t pick, as they aren’t ripe. Or because they were done for the season.

Myers Apple Farm Visit
There are handy signs to tell you what the trees hold..

Myers Apple Farm Visit

Myers Apple Farm Visit

Myers Apple Farm Visit

The Royal Gala were delicious, but I definitely needed water with it, as they were SUPER sweet. In any case, it was a nice and quiet time picking apples. If you want other kinds, there are some that are on sale inside as well. So we picked up a bag of Honey Crisp.

Have you gone apple picking lately?

Musical Friday with Humming Urban Stereo

“What does Popping Popping Banana imply Esther?”
No idea.

But the way they mix up the song, or any of their songs, has always appealed to me. So I couldn’t believe that they came out with a new album…without my knowledge! lol But that seems to be happening a lot lately, as I didn’t even realize Outsider had released a song, as well as MC Sniper.

Hope that you all have a great weekend :D

Packing for a week away…

*some of the products in this post were sent for review purposes*

…when I went to Korea in September.

You see, I hadn’t flown since my last trip to Korea in 2010. So it was important to me to get the necessities, while ensuring I didn’t have too much bulk. I opted to take a 22 inch bag, as I had plans that would make it difficult to maneuver bags that were too large. After coming back home, I regretted not taking something a little bigger…but we will get to that later.

So, what did I end up packing in terms of makeup and other stuff??

To Korea I Go!

To Korea I Go!
Was feeling a little sick, so I packed night time cold medication. Packed the Motrin because of potential headaches that could happen. You see the black ring near the lid? I actually put hair elastics around it. From stalking Instagram, I knew that it was still warm enough to wear shorts and dresses, so I packed the Venus Snap Razor* and the Satin Care Shaving Cream*.

To Korea I Go!
Mirror is always needed. Tweezers for stray hairs. Skin Food Eyebrow brush, Make Up For Ever Aqua Brows. The fact that it is waterproof is important as I figured I would be sweating a bunch. I took the Revlon lipstick, the EDM Flat Top Kabuki, and the Annabelle CC Compact. I use it heavily over my sunscreen, so it covers enough. I got a 7 day sample of Ole Henriksen from Sephora (one of their promos), and took that for my daily and nightly regimen. It was nice, because it was a decent amount of product, and I could toss out the packages once I was done. The Vichy Sleep Masque was used for the plane, to try and ensure that I was properly hydrated. The Biore Cleanser was for the days I needed an extra boost. I got three uses out of it. Lastly, MUFE Full Cover Concealer, to cover up the little things on my face. Good thing I took it, because the flight to Korea totally messed up my face -____-

To Korea I Go!
I actually ended up repacking this, because I had missed the X3 Clean Sanitizer (which ended up being a HUGE help on the plane and in Korea while out and about). I also needed to pack in the other liquid stuff that I wanted to keep with me, just in case my luggage was lost.

To Korea I Go!

  • floss picks
  • Fresh Soy Cleanser (not my favourite, but needed to use up the sample)
  • Clinique Moisture Surge Spray
  • Aquafresh tooth paste
  • Bioderm moisturizer sample
  • I decanted a bit of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery into the little dropper container
  • Glamglow sample for a masque while I was there
  • Oil blotting film
  • Urban Decay Deslick
  • CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous*
  • Olay moisturizer
  • Shiseido Sunscreen
  • Carmex
  • Perfume sample vials (I had three that I put in a little ziplock baggie, but two popper on the way over -__-)
  • Visine for my eyes
  • B brand highlighter, tint, primer
  • Tarte Lip Surgence
  • The Body Shop Tint
  • MAC Cremesheen gloss
  • MUFE sephora birthday sample lipstick
  • Hourglass primer sample
  • MUFE Aqua Cream (for all over eye colour/lining my lower lash line)
  • I also took mascara, but not in the picture

To Korea I Go!
I thought I would be perming my hair in Korea, so I packed the Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo. I didn’t want to buy it in Korea, as it was expected to be a little pricey. Besides, this was about $2.50 when Walmart Canada has its rollback. I packed extra glasses to wear. I bought the men’s watch from Aldo. I wanted something that didn’t matter if I scuffed up…but I came to really REALLY like it over the travel. It is now a daily staple :P Best part was that it was only $10 on sale. Mini brush is needed for my crazy hair. I also packed various chargers and such in the black glass case. I picked up the Monopod online for about $6. I took my old digicam to take a few videos if needed. Then there is music, and then a pencil case for makeup pencils and pens to write.

To Korea I Go!
I packed UD liners, Annabelle Brow Pencil*, MUFE Shadow Pencil, and the black Marcelle Eyeliner. That was it for my pencils.

You will notice you don’t see a tooth brush. Or body wash…yeah…I totally forgot them -___- I ended up having to buy them from a 711 lol.

Anyway, I tried to keep things simple, and yet, it was pretty over packed. I mean I didn’t need so many lip products, seeing I was only there for a week. I also ended up not using the liners because I just used the MUFE Aqua Cream every day instead. I did, however, moisture like a nut on the plane…but unfortunately once I got off, my face was still a mess. It was breaking out like MAD. I had so many comments from my cousin about it…almost drove me insane lol.

So, that was the stuff I ended up taking over with me. Since I got that out of the way, I can start releasing the posts from the time I was there. Hopefully get the first one, about the flight over, in a few days.


Is there anything you end up forgetting when you pack?


On a side note, it is my brothers birthday today. Another year he gets older…reminds me of how far we have come from being the fighting little brats.