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I didn’t buy as many BB creams as I thought I would.

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When asked ‘what should I buy in Seoul?’, everyone would always go ‘cosmetics and skincare!’.

So I did what they said =p I didn’t buy as much as I thought I would, because I practiced self-control which was basically not walking into any shop until I couldn’t stand it anymore LOL.

1) BB creams

2) Brushes/sponges

3) Nails


4) Eye and Lip pencils

5) Blush & Eyeshadows

6) Miscellaneous

7) Masks (last one on the right is a moisturizer)

8) Hair & Body

So that’s all that I bought I think…hope I didn’t miss anything out already. And moving on, Koreans are crazy generous with samples! All the stuff I got below are FREE. FREEEEEEE! #cheapoonly

 ok that’s all, bye!


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August 31, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Seoul Part 2

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I am finishing the rest of my Seoul trip in this post because I did not take many photos (except of myself HAHA) for the rest of the days.



I posted photos of this dress which comes along with the pullover on Facebook and received positive response. So, I bought a few extra pieces. Anyone interested please leave a comment (comments are screened) =p


It was such a gloomy day that I headed back to the hotel early to rest. I saw a lot of pretty shops along the way, but I dont know why, Korea just doesn’t quite have my heart yet.


super ❤ my H&M scarf. Took a cab to Coex Mall, which is like hugeeeeee and boring lol. ok not that boring, but just not that interesting to shop alone. Got Valleygirl’s clothes from there though! it’s an Australian brand and I was really surprised and elated when I saw it.

Ordered this sweet potato with cheese chicken cutlet set. super yummy! finally, a break from my usual sandwich and iced coffee that is a million calories. Oh well, this is probably a million calories as well, but SO GOOD.


and ending my day with a stroll along the street to take in the atmosphere of people rushing home to their loved ones for dinner, experiencing my life like a Korean =p



and it was Myeongdong again so I didn’t take many photos. Just my usual sandwich and frappe.


and of course, not forgetting random photos of my shopping bags!

oh oh, before ending, I just wanted to share a funny incident. TFS gave me these 2 boxes as free gifts and I was so frigging excited because it was packaged SOOO NICELY!

But guess what they contained? just cotton pads -__- make me feel so stupid. kthxbye. next post, maybe detailed photos of my skincare + cosmetics haul. xo!











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August 27, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Seoul Part 1

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Recently I got to go to Seoul. Been busy preparing for my upcoming Europe trip that I didn’t have the time to research for Seoul at all! 😦

Also, because T was in Beijing beforehand, so I took a transit flight and met him there before flying to Seoul together. Tiring ~.~

First sight:

Went to the hotel and freshen up. T said he will bring me out to shop hehe…

we walked and walked and ended up in Myeongdong. so many cosmetics/skincare shops! throughout my whole trip, I didn’t really dare to step into ALL the shops because I am afraid I will end up buying more things that I do not need. LOL.

In the end we got a bit lost and had to walk a lot before we found the train station. Doesn’t help that most Koreans don’t speak english =/

and that ends the first day. that is the first bakery and many to come. coffeeshops are uber popular in Korea!


Planned on going to DongDaeMum since it’s suppoused to be a shopping heaven.

But first, we had lunch at the station near us first! omg the burger was TO DIE FOR. Kraze Burgers rocks!

and time to go shopping! T took a lot of umglam photos of me 😦

haish, anyway, DDM was not so cool after all. the shopkeepers were all very pushy, and they quote you very high prices if you are a foreigner. or maybe it’s just the part I explored. Didn’t bother to explore other places though. Maybe next time?

and Korean BBQ again! This is so much cheaper then Myeongdong. In fact, the one we had at Myeongdong was the most expensive.

to be continued….xo!

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August 24, 2011 at 9:08 PM

cupcakes, anyone?

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Before I went to Seoul, I had a craving for cupcakes for the longest time ever!


twelvecupcakes is newly opened at United Square and there is always A LOT of people around the store (probably due to the fact that it is opened by ex-DJ Daniel Ong and wife). ANYWAY, I went around noon and got 3 cupcakes for myself. Which was a mistake because I wasn’t hungry at all.


I put it in the fridge and when I was about to eat them, I realized that I shouldn’t have -__-

Oh wells, at lease the lychee one rocks. The rest were too sweet for my liking.

Cupcakes seem to be all the rage in SG right now, do you have a favorite cupcake store (offline or online)? If so, please let me know! xo.

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August 22, 2011 at 4:37 PM

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a page of a shopaholic’s diary.

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Salut! I’m not dead. Just too busy after getting back from Seoul to blog. Had my first free day yesterday and I spent much of it researching on my Europe trip in end Sept. Totally not excited about it already.

Just finished editing all photos, and will upload again SOON. For now, a sneak peek-ture of shopping goodness 😀


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August 19, 2011 at 11:46 PM

almost blown away.

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An-yŏng-ha-se-yo! I’m in kimchi land now, so I haven’t had much time to blog. But here’s 2 patronizing photos. Tried korean style makeup, which is light eyeshadow to reflect light, and reddish-pink lips.

When I was in Japan, the japs think I am Korean. Now that I am in Korea, the koreans think I’m Japanese. I ish mixed blood! BUT, normally they think that I am local la hehe =p

early happy national day singapore!

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August 8, 2011 at 5:42 PM

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Orange; the new color of passion.

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I went thinking about doing red for both hands and toes, but ended up with these instead.





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August 4, 2011 at 4:18 PM

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