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Facialmask Review: Facial – Wine Sheet Mask (Non-Korean)

These days you get more products here from Asia, like sheet masks. So I was wondering it was as good as a Korean sheet mask.
South-Korea is famous for it’s skincare and I wanted to test this but how? Well, I have found two wine inspired sheet masks and today we are going to test if the Korean sheet masks are still better or is it worth to try to experiment with other ones?

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This mask helps for premature skin aging and it contains wine extract. I can’t get more info because I bought it in a store and you can’t get it online.

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When I opened the package I immediately could recognize the smell: artificial grape. It wasn’t at all intense but if you have eaten Japanese of Korean grape candy then you know what I mean. This was quite pleasant...

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Facialmask Review: Skinfood Green Tea Sheet Mask

Green Tea Sheet Mask Skinfood

This mask is for sensitive, normal and dry skin. It contains green tea extract that helps to soothe the skin and provides cool moisture. The Green Tea extract hydrates and brightens. The sheet mask is made of  100% pure cotton sheet face mask

The Mask

The Mask

When I opened the package, there wasn’t a lot of essence in there which is not so bad. The sheet has a lot of essence in it, but not enough in the package itself to put on a cotton pad, so it felt like I was throwing my money away. I think if you squeeze out the essence before you are going to use it in the package with some cotton pad, then the price is totally worth it.

The smell has a herbal scent to it and not green tea. As a green tea lover, I was a bit disappointed...

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Korean New Year

Korean celebrate two New Year’s Days. One at the start of the year on the Lunar calendar (Sonal) and the New Years day we know, which start on the first day of the solar calender (January 1st). But the Lunar New Year is one of the most important Korean holiday on the calendar.

New year’s days are family holidays. The Solar New Year’s Day is more traditionally celebrated with friends. The Lunar New Years day is a three-day event. Most people try to return to their family homes to spend time with and to honor ancestors. If family members are not all gathering in one place, then it also customary for the younger generations to visit older uncles, aunts, and relatives that live close enough and give well wishes for the New Year...

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Cooking Cooking [Christmas Edition with Elke]

If you have been in South Korea before, you may have noticed that most cafes offer a treat on the menu that looks a lot like toast. If toast would be served with a lot of whipped cream and fruit that is. They call it honey bread (허니 브레드) and it is super tasty.

Because we can’t stay in Korea all the time and buy this lovely treat, we decided to bring bread – well, -the Korean kind at least – to the Netherlands and share the recipe with you so you can make it at home!

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Ingredients

For the honey bread itself

*sliced sandwich bread
*clear honey
*softened unsalted butter
*5-6 marshmallows (depending on size)

Used as topping

*stewed pear slices
*whipped cream
*sprinkles

In honor of the Christmas season we added some festive toppings in this recipe, but you can vary these endless...

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Noblesse manwha

Well some of you know that I’m a big manga and manwha fan. So I wanted to talk about (what I think) the most known manwha and it’s one of my favorites as well.

I started to read this in the summer of 2014 when they were just published in English. The manwha is written by Son Jeho and illustrated by Lee Kwangsu and was started on December 30 in 2007 as a webtoon/manwha. This manwha is published on Naver and is still on going.

Noblesse

Noblesse is about a powerful noble vampire. Cadis Etrama Di Raizal (aka Rai because we all know that his name is too long to pronounce it everytime) , the nobblesse wakes up from a 820-year long sleep and starts a new life  in the land which he once knew, that had become an unfamilair place with new technology, attitudes, and lifestyles...

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My exam songs

It has been a while since I posted something. Well, that’s because I have been working for school a lot and had my exams.
I listened to a lot of kpop radio during my exams ( yes, we were allowed to listen to music) and I came across a lot of groups that I was not interested in before, but now.. Well let’s say that I’m hooked.

Let’s begin tot alk about the songs that I listened to during my last school period

f(x) – 4 Walls album

f(X) – 4 Walls

I like f(x) but I am not a fan. I just like their songs. Since I heard the album of pink tape, I was more interested in their album than the song ‘Rum Pum Pum’. So when 4 walls came out, I was totally hooked on their album. Until today I really love the songs ‘Rude Love’ and ‘When I’m Alone’ that I totally recommend you to listen!

IKON –  Dum...

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Beauty: BB Cream

BB Cream is a well known cream in Korea, used by many artists. But what exactly makes this cream so good? And why is everyone using it? We’re gonna explain it! 

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So first things first. What is BB Cream exactly? The BB stands for Blemish Balm and it’s promoted to be an All in one facial product to replace serums, moisturizers, primers, foundation and sunblock. It can be used in different methods. As a foundation, a make up base, it just depends on how much coverage you want.

It all started in Germany, back in 1960. a German dermatologist, called dr. Christine, created this cream to protect her patients’ sin after facial peels and surgeries.

It’s popularity started in Asia. Most Korean woman use it as a alternative for foundation...

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14’s of the month in Korea

Today it’s the 14th of december which means it’s Hugday! But what do you on this day exactly? Well every month has it’s own special 14h day. So today we are going to talk about the 14th day and what you surpose to do on this day!

January 14th : Diary Day / Candle Day

Blank diaries are given as a gift among the couples and, ofcourse, friends. In the brand new journals, the anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions are recorded. Also, these journals are covered with Konglish phrases. Some also celebrate this day as Candle Day and give and recieve decorative candles.

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February 14th: Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in South Korea much like it is in the West, except for one main difference. Only the women give the men ( or other friends ) chocolates.

March 14th: W...

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Product Review: Lioele Pore Clean & Tightening pack

Hello again and welcome to the end of this series. If you missed the Massage gel and the Blackhead Clear, go check that out first~

The packaging

The packaging is also like the first two but colors a switched. I personally think it’s very smart becauseit is a sort of series of products to use and it is also good to use as a single product. You don’t have to use the other two product to use this. Also the illustration is another place than the nose so you can use it on your whole face. Like the other products, it has an English description on it. If you are a foreign user like me you can know how to use it without looking on the internet. Also the pot has a really cute detail which makes it more fun to use. The product also has a spoon to apply the mask without using your fingers.

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The produ...

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Product Review : Lioele Blackhead Clear

This is the second post in our product review series. If you missed the first one, Lioele Pore Opening Massage gel, please check out that post.

The packaging 

The packaging is almost the same as the gel, but now it contains more pink. Again, it’s very simple and a little bit boring. When the packaging is boring the product has to be good ( you don’t have to sell the product because of the looks). The tube is completly pink with on the front English text what the product does to your skin. On the packaging are the English intructions.

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The product

It is a sort of a serum that you put on a tissue that will make a sort of mask for your nose. The first time I was using it, I thought okay.. It didn’t look like is was going to work. When I saw the result I was very surprised...

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