Gimmicky or Innovative?

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First…
Happy Birthday to JW. Here’s to another year, and another decade! Wishing her all the best, while I’m all the way over on the other side T___T

CoverGirl Bombshell

This was a first for me. As such, I found it VERY amusing to play around with.

What is it that I am talking about?

CoverGirl Bombshell

CoverGirl Bombshell
Well, that is the new Covergirl Bombshell Powder Brow + Liner!

I mean LOOK at this thing…

CoverGirl Bombshell

Basically, the applicator is a firm, yet soft sponge, which allows you to draw on your brows, or liner your eyes.

Lining your eyes wasn’t a problem for me…it was the brows that gave me all sorts of hell lol.

CoverGirl Bombshell

Ingredients:
CoverGirl Bombshell

Because the powder is so dense, and very pigmented, I found it hard for me to use a lighter hand (I’m just like that though, I use a heavier hand for a lot of things). What I actually had to do, was to pat it on in the central areas, and then use a brush to work it through the rest of the brow.

CoverGirl Bombshell

Another plus to the product, was the fact that it was pretty resistant to smudging. I mean, it isn’t completely fixated to the skin, but it does a decent enough job to stay put. I did see a bit of fading, but I usually do with my oily skin.

What I actually don’t get, is why the shaking balls are in the applicator, rather than in the powder product. I mean, you would think that it was used to keep the powder in a powder state, and not clump up. But it acts like an adult rattle instead. Interesting…

In any case, this was something fun to try out. If you think that you have a better steady hand than I do, something to check out.

You can find this on Well.ca for $10CAN, in black and in brown.

Gimmicky or Innovative?

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Just behind my building, there is a school. Around the school, there are these beautiful cherry blossom trees. I spent a few minutes just letting the petals fall, and watching the branches sway.

I had taken a small trip to Myeong Dong to pick up a few things, after meeting someone. I picked up these Modi Polishes from Aritaum. Unfortunately the pink one SUCKS. It applies…plastic-y? It chips right after it dries. Yay for the 1+1 deal, but boo cause it was still about $2 each :T (On a side note, the brown one does much better so far…)

#lunch #korea #incheon #먹스타그램 #데일리

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Had lunch with the other teachers. I’m not sure what this was, but it was pretty good :)

Isn’t this just the cutest?! One of my students gave me it. It is Animal Stamp Candy. You lick it, and then stamp away! Tastes like Coca Cola. Yum.

I then found a bag at Costco Korea. I didn’t plan on seeing them, so I didn’t have the room to take it back with me. Next visit…I think I will xD

My meals have been…well very typical for me. I don’t need frills when it comes to eating. But…I am getting bored. This one one of my meals for the day. Chicken breast cooked, ripped apart. Mix in a block of tofu, flavour it with random things, and then shove it in a fried tofu wrapper.

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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

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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…

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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 :)

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