Musical Friday – Jam Jam

IU – Jam Jam/잼잼

I actually have not bothered to losten to the lyrics. What I love, is the beat that it has. Just has such a peppy, upbeat sort of happiness to it…doesnt it?? :)


Dont Have a Cow, (Wo)Man

That is what I thought when I first saw this on the Face Shop website [Korea] I knew that despite the fact I had wanted to place an order for the Jeju Volcanoc Lava Peel Off Clay Nose Mask, I had to get these, too!

Bart is just the regular Jeju Nose Strips repackaged to fit the collection. But, I couldnt help myself. You can see the rest of the stuff HERE

Anyway, my main purpose was the Jeju Volcanoc Lava Peel Off Clay Nose Mask [Korea] [Canada] since they were on sale for just under $3 CAN. 

I have been using them for their older versions since 2012? I had picked them up when I went to Korea at the end of 2010. Then once I started running out, I got friends to help me. They actually revamped it to the Blue version, but the Jeju is the latest reincarnation of the peel. 

The blue one is the previous version, whereas the brown one is the current. 

Tried this one out to see if it was any different, but got to say it is the same thing I do love using. 

Now full background. My pores have always been on the large side. Genetics, as moms are a little big too. In addition, the air in Korea is messing with them, meaning they get VERY congested. So, the reason why I like the peel off mask is that I can apply anywhere I need the help. 

Here is my current process. I prep a week in advance. Now I dont know skincare enough. I just know little bits here and there, and try to make sense of it myself. But, I use the AHA to loosen the top layer, and BHA to loosen the inner. Then slap on the mask where needed, and bam. I follow up with the BHA, and then a nice massage with my evening creams. I know that there are those who are against them, but these work for my process which is why I love using them. 

I do have an after shot to show, but cant figure out on the iPhone how to make it smaller. So, Ill need to add it later. 

Now, I know the instructions say 10-15 minutes, but I keep it on until it feels bumpy/rough. You should be careful when peeling. If you feel you are in pain or whatnot, apply a bit of water to loosen the pack, and peel carefully. 

Do you use the strips? Or have you tried the liquid versions like the Jeju Volcanic?

Apparently it’s National Lipstick Day?

Honestly I dislike the random National-whatevers. But, it gets me posting randomness on the blog. Maybe I should continue it and keep posting on national-whatever days…

In any case, if youve been with me awhile, you will know I love collecting lipstick.  However, I feel awkward wearing them. 


Basically I was too insecure out the fact that my lips are different. It causes me to have a lopsided smile as well, but thats another story. 

Anyway, that has changed since I started blogging (fun fact: thr blog turned 10 at the brginning of this month. Craziness…). 

Also kinds all ages under the sun are colouring their lips here. So, it feels more awkward that I dont have anything on!! LOL

My go to recently has been to first tint my lips w a pinkish base, then wear NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien. I think this was part of a Birthday Set? Anyway I do like the colour. Not too in your face, but not too MLBB. 

To end on a more important note…did you get your free Mac lipstick?! Haha I was so jelly that it was available for Canadians as well. If i were home, Id have been there for sure!

Well, Im about to head out for the day. Hope that you all have a great weekend :)

Musical Friday – Jesus Freak

DC Talk – Jesus Freak

A church Oppa I knew was the one who introduced this group to me. We used to exchange emails, and talk about different music. When he moved to Korea to study medicine at Yonsei, he would periodically attach music to emails to check out. He has a younger sister, but he liked having another lol. So much time has passed. He married a lovely lady, and has a little girl himself.

Anyway, that’s not the point. The point is, despite how much I did like this group, it doesn’t seem to have made its way onto the blog. Scandalous.

This one popped up again recently, as I had a random talk with some girls I know. One is 25, and the other 28. At one point, we talked about religion. Normally a difficult topic to discuss. It was fine…until one of the parties forgot that I had mentioned I was technically (don’t get me started on this…but we will leave that word there for now) Christian, and went on a what I like to label as a tirade. The thing is, I know she didn’t mean to put it in the ways that she did. I also understand that we all have our own opinions. I also know that we can criticize in a way that does not challenge the mental ability of a person because of their beliefs. I have had discussions in the past with my best friend who is Muslim, and with another who is Atheist. With those, we could conclude by pondering the points that the others have made. The challenge in that way, was to help us reflect in the way that we act and follow in our own beliefs. I’m never upset in these situations, since we pose in a way that is not to challenge your intelligence, no matter how absurd it might seem.

So, it was interesting to have been challenged in a different way.

The conversation still resonates with me. (I wrote  this a few months back, and honestly still lingers in my mind. It isnt easy seeing people you like in a different light.)

It’s funny how our standings change from one point in life, to another. Which is why I keep thinking back to this song. How I used to be when I heard this first, and how it is now.