Korean Beauty Haul: Eyes

FullSizeRender (2)[Top to Bottom, Left to Right] Etude House Eyelash Curler // Shiseido Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara // Etude House Oh My Eye Lash Mascara // Etude House Lash Perm Mascara // Clio Pen Liner Kill Black //  Etude House Drawing Eye Brow // Etude House Princess Lashes 02

While I was in Korea, my friend Jenna reached out to me on Instagram saying that she was also in Korea at the time. We decided to meet up for brunch in her town. After brunch, Jenna decided to show me around the market area where we did a little shopping. I had told Jenna about all the makeup I was purchasing and she asked if I tried Lash King. I told her I hadn’t so we ran to the drugstore and I picked up the mascara. Jenna had said it was her favorite mascara that she has tried so far in Korea, and I’m excited to try it out! Unlike the other products I purchased, this was the only non-Korean makeup that I got. So far I’ve tried the Clio Pen liner and the Eye Brow pencil from Etude House and I’m OBSESSED with them both. Can’t wait to try the rest of these goodies out!

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Korean Beauty Haul: Lips

Image-1 (2)[Right to Left] Innisfree Eco Flower Tint Balm in Rose // Banila Co. Kiss Collector Lip Crayon in OR02 (Honey) // Etude House Dear Darling Tint in 02 (Real Red)

As you all know, I took a family vacation to Korea the other week. My favorite part (besides seeing family) was the shopping. I was extremely excited to take advantage of all the beauty boutiques in Korea. I did my research and made a list of different brands I wanted to check out. I ended up purchasing quite a few amount of beauty products, so I’ve decided to split the posts up.

First up: lips. Now I actually purchased another lipgloss, but I’ve seemed to have lost it somewhere along the travels…and I’m hoping it turns up soon. Out of the three above, I’m definitely loving the Innisfree lipstick the best. It has one of the creamist lip formula I have ever tried. They remind me of the Revlon Lip Butters, but creamier. The best part about Korean makeup was the price. These lip products ranged from $4-$14. For drugstore prices, I was shocked at how great the quality was.

IMG_2238 [Top to Bottom] Etude House // Banila Co. // Innisfree

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The Blues

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Shirt: Blue by Saks Fifth Avenue // Jeans: Frame Denim // Bag: Gucci // Shoes: Steve Madden (similar) // Necklace: BaubleBar (similar)  // Sunglasses: Stephane Christian in Monroe

Last week I was fortunate enough to travel to Korea with my parents to visit family that I hadn’t seen in about eight years. On Tuesday, my parents and I traveled into Seoul to visit some family friends. Earlier that morning I had stopped by the store and picked up these AMAZING Stephane Christian sunglasses. I’m OBSESSED. Living in California has officially made me a sunglasses girl.

Later that day my dad dropped me off at Itaewon so that I could do a little shopping. There were street vendors as well as a bunch of different boutiques both Korean and American. I picked up a bunch of small cosmetic items which I will be doing a haul post shortly! I also got a delicious Green Tea Bubble Tea which was definitely the highlight of my day. It was fun to see all the different Korean stores and check out the brands that weren’t available in the States. I definitely wish I had more time to explore and shop. If you’re ever in Seoul, definitely take a walk in Itaewon…it’s a sight to see!

PS: This necklace I’m wearing was a safety hazard and almost didn’t get me through security. Luckily, I made it through with both myself and my necklace!

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What’s In My Carry-On

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 1.40.11 PMTraveling for me is a love-hate relationship. I love to travel the world and explore new places, but I hate packing and unpacking (and the actual “travel” part of the trip). Since I’m going to Korea in a couple days, I wanted to share with you what items I will be bringing in my carry-on.

1. Laptop – This is a MUST, especially on those long international flights where there is a lot of waiting around. Catch up on emails, watch a movie or just surf the web.

2. Camera – If I’m traveling some where special, especially outside of the country, I like to bring  my Digital SLR camera. There’s nothing better than looking back through old pictures, so it’s nice to have them on a camera vs. a phone.

3. Sleep Eye Mask – I’m one of those people that needs complete darkness to sleep, so an eye mask is crucial for some in-flight shut eye.

4. Extra Set of Clothes – There have been multiple times when my luggage unfortunately gets “lost” at the airport. That being said, you want to be prepared with at least one extra set of clothes, just in case.

5. Basic Makeup – Just like the above, in case the airlines decide to lose your bags, I like to keep my basic makeup with me; foundation, mascara, eyeliner, blush.

6. Moisturizer – Airplanes are notorious for drying out your skin. The recycled air on planes sucks out all the moisture in your face. I like to apply a moisturizer or night cream on my face as soon as I get on a plane to ensure that my skin behaves the rest of the trip.

7. Neck Pillow – Sleeping on a plane is never comfortable, but having a neck pillow can assist slightly in helping you fall asleep.

8. Headphones – Although most airplanes provide headphones for you, I like to bring my own  heavy-duty noise canceling headphones.

9. Earplugs – Nothing is worse than a snoring person or crying baby on a flight when you’re trying to sleep. Bring earplugs, you’ll thank me later.

10. Wallet – Of course when traveling you don’t want to forget the essentials; money, ID and your passport.

What do you like to bring in your carry-on?

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