Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!~
I just came back from Seoul, Korea, recently and I’m still wishing I was back in the cold, with occasional snow while walking down the shopping streets of Garosu-gil, Hongdae and Myeongdong.
Travelling to Seoul, South Korea
It’s 25 years into my life and it was my virgin visit to the popular travel destination, South Korea, to attend a K-Beauty conference – Made in Korea (MIK) 2017 – courtesy of MyFatPocket. It was my first time travelling with MFP’s Editor, Xinyi (@xinyicyndisoh) too. This short trip was a rather fruitful one as I got acquainted with many K-Beauty brands that are looking to expand to our tiny little red dot, ate many local dishes and bought even more makeup!
Before all the beauty reviews continue to populate Paradeoflove, I just want to pen down some of the interesting things I encountered in this metropolitan city, including beauty recommendations, food I’ve tried and some of the Instagram-worthy spots for your OOTDs in your next trip.
Summer Vacation… Not?
Summer vacation is a time when memories are made. It’s the most exhilarating season, as destinations gleam in the sunlight, inviting you to leave a footprint. It’s no doubt that the sun is great, but living in Singapore where we get the scorching sun all year round, I’m thinking twice about going on a summer holiday to be exposed to more sun and heat. I know we’re transiting into Fall now but well, the wanderlust in me is acting up, so I just wanted to share my thoughts about Summer Travels.
How about Autumn/Winter?
Honestly, I’d rather travel to cooler destinations such as Australia because this continent’s summertime is not in sync with the others. Where it’s summer mostly in the States, or the European cities, it’s usually Autumn/Winter in the months of May to August, which means cold weather! I mean, why spend a bomb to experience summer when you get it all year round?
It’s been long since I last talked about the thoughts that are going around in my head. Lately, I’ve been feeling really uninspired and disappointed with life. I haven’t been feeling so emotional since my last heartbreak but somehow, matters in the family and the unpleasant blogging/influencers (whatever you want to call it) scene have been injecting real negative thoughts into me. I mean, we’re all human; we are all entitled to feel what we want to, right?
You know, they say “Every family has its own struggles”. It’s true, no matter big or small. Going through what I am going through, I must say that it’s really, really tough having to handle so much. Well, I know God will never give us challenges that we can’t handle, but sometimes, I feel that I need a break from all this craziness. I need an undisturbed week, or even month to myself in order to recharge and face the problems again. When you keep having lemons thrown to you while you’re trying to figure things out, it can get quite tiring.
I’ve never owned a selfie camera. Being an owner of a DSLR, I never found the need to have one because, why do you need one when you have a somewhat professional camera? Well, for years, I’ve only been using my DSLR or my iPhones for my product and makeup-of-the-day shots. Even though these gadgets do deliver, I can never obtain quality photos in the night with low light conditions.
With the opportunity to play with the Casio EXILIM EX-TR80 Selfie Camera, I was mind blown at how my photos turned out, especially how I still looked good even after a long day at work when my makeup has already melted (and probably disintegrated haha).
The Casio Exilim EX-TR80 joins its predecessors, TR60 and TR70, in taking your selfies to whole new level. With 3 colours, white, pink and black, you can choose one that resonates with you. I absolutely love how this camera is designed. Sure, it has a silver rim of glitters/sparkles around the camera lens but being pretty is definitely not the only thing this compact digital camera offers.
I’ve never been a glasses person even though I am myopic. For a long time now, I’ve never thought that I look good in spectacles. Hence, I’ve never been able to head out of the house wearing my glasses. In recent months, as a seasoned contact lens wearer, I find that my eyes tend to lean to the dry side and they get tired easily. Naturally, one would opt for glasses instead, right? Just when I was considering the option, Italian Eyewear Manufacturer and distributor, Safilo Singapore invited me for a clinical eye examination and gifted me my first pair of designer glasses at First Eyewear Centre.
Well, how do I look? I picked this design in classic black from the Kate Spade range. I really love how it’s very versatile because of the black frame. The sides are gold while the back of the specs are in tortoise shell prints. I think I look good in it, what do you think? I felt a lot more confident wearing specs out of the house even in makeup!