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Musical Friday: While you’ve been saving the world…


Robert DeLong Long Way Down

I walked over to my coworkers room, to bug her yet again about some teaching stuff…when I heard this. I swear this woman is my music twin. Ever song she has played at her place (while I was over), I’ve totally fallen for.

The next few songs will be all because of her :P

Musical Friday: While you’ve been saving the world…

Duo Fibre…ooooh baby

Back in December, I had the pleasure of attending an event to meet a lovely sister duo.

Sam + Nic Chapman, whom we know have teamed up to create the lovely RT brushes we all know and love.

Real Techniques Duo Fibre

Well, as we were leaving the event, we were gifted with the Duo Fibre trio. Retails for $29.99CAN on the Farley Beauty Website.

Real Techniques Duo Fibre

includes 3 limited edition brushes:
+ duo-fiber face brush: for lightweight application
+ duo-fiber contour brush: for controlled contouring and sculpting
+ duo-fiber eye brush: for finishing touches to the eye

You can find the brushes at Walmart, Rexall, and online through Farley Beauty. There are a few more places, but you can check the website for more stores :)

Real Techniques Duo Fibre

Out of the three, the eye brush was the one I liked the least. I loved the contour to pick up cream blush, then lightly sweep up and down on my cheek. Deposits a nice colour, without looking too crazy. Especially when I use Bozo the Clown type of red :P

The face brush was one that I reached for, when I wanted to set my cream foundations from CoverFx. It would help to sweep the powder without leaving streaks, or pack it on too heavily.

The sad part?
I forgot to pack the face brush and contour with me. I used them regularly, and had them on the makeup area…and forgot to pack it when I was done my makeup for the morning. Of course, it didn’t help that I was sleep deprived, and was frantic lol

If you are curious about sets, I’d suggest oyu check out the Nic’s Picks. Pretty to look at, and LE I believe?

Duo Fibre…ooooh baby

I might enjoy HK products…but I passed on this jewel encrusted one…

Hello Kitty Compact Mirror

It is on sale on the Sephora website, so I figured…might as well show the pictures I took AGES ago. It is currently $25US, but…really…I would hold your money back.

Hello Kitty Compact Mirror

When I first started seeing this LE collection pop up on the blogs of fellow Torontonian bloggers…I SWORE I would hunt one down.

Hello Kitty Compact Mirror
I was super excited. It looked so cute. I have a few of the plastic ones, but this one would be a collection piece.

Hello Kitty Compact Mirror
Hello Kitty Compact Mirror
The thing is…once I ordered it, and it arrived…

…I was highly disappointed.

I had originally paid the 20% less than the original price of $50+CAN. But as soon as I opened it up, I KNEW it had to go back home.

Yes. It was that bad. The stones were of such cheap quality. Some weren’t placed nicely. Others didn’t even shine.

But dang…does it look cute in the pictures >_<

I might enjoy HK products…but I passed on this jewel encrusted one…

Last week on Instagram…

Yum…#dakgalbi #bucheon #부천 #먹스타그램 #데일리

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I had to meet my cousin. I had never met him before, and didn’t have a way to contact him. My aunt also didn’t have a picture of him on his phone. For some reason, I assumed he was on the ‘younger’ side of my cousins. Boy was I wrong. I almost missed him! haha…In any case, I got to eat with him, and chat. It was nice. We went to have Dakgalbi, since it was cheap, and wasn’t terribly busy.

One of my students brought Dong Bang for our class. Korea used to have a huge fascination with poo. My kids back in the days, would draw them EVERYWHERE. Yet, they will scream bloody murder if they actually see dog poop, in piles, on the street. In any case, it was funny. It smiles at you!!

#korean #handchimes #incheon

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#handchimes #korea

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I had to attend this cultural seminar. Here, there was this ladies group that played these hand chimes for us. No, not hand bells, hand chimes. It was like a tuning fork, with a tiny mallet. Apparently used as training tools before you start using hand bells. Either way, it was interesting. Would have loved to have seen the Gayagum, or other traditional instruments though…

#incheon #cherryblossom #spring #lovely #korea #sakura #데일리

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The Cherry Blossoms are out! I wanted to go to a park to visit them, but may need to do that early in the morning during the weekdays. For the time being, these were around the cultural centre. So many, so pretty.

After the seminar, we had a meal with the rest of the branches. It was hard to chat with everyone, but it was nice to see who else was working in the same company :)

Last week on Instagram…

Last week on Instagram…

First off, Happy Special Birthday to My Dear Friend Jav~ Hope you have a wonderful day!

My students amuse me…such an interesting way to depict the two different feelings

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Ah…sometimes it is hard to get through the lessons. Not because of the students, but rather the material itself. So, it is always nice to see something like this, and have the students explain it. I thought it was interesting that they were able to explain the mixed emotions of the characters.

Yum I might eat on as an appetizer…lol #icecream #korea #incheon #먹스타그램

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This was earlier in the week…but I actually bought a few more Friday night. The embarssing part was that as I was stuffing my goodies in my bag, my student walked in and saw me. Wonder if she will tell the others about my crazy ice cream habits here xD

#milk #bingsu #loveu~ #shindorim #먹스타그램

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I am addicted to Milk Bingsu. I went to a buffet lunch at Shindorim, where I met with a kiddo I have known for a little over 15 years. It was a great time to catch up, as he is the first person from home I have seen since I got here. Seeing as it has only been 7 weeks, it isn’t like I was dying from the lack of ppl I am familiar with…but it was SOOOO nice to catch up. Anyway, this was the Sushi Buffet at D-Cube City, Sindorim Station. We paid 16,800won/person. It was alright. Not amazing, but better than Todai in Myeong Dong.

Went to Bucheon Station to meet my Aunt. She is quite the demanding old woman! But…not in a horribly mean way. It is just really funny that the family is all like that lol Anyway, I got to the station early so I could roam about. Gotta love the random outdoor markets in Korea <3

Last week on Instagram…

Musical Friday…No Other Name…

I don’t usually share much about my faith.

Good Friday

THe last few years have been tough. Yet, despite the changes, I know I am slowly returning back to the place where I know I belong.

Baby steps, when I should be taking leaps…but I will take what I can for now.

Thank you for the cross…

Musical Friday…No Other Name…