Seoul Loving

I’m backkkk!! I spent 9 lovely wintery days in Korea with my mummy and I am already so missing the cold weather. Yes, although there were certain days when the cold was unbearable despite the multiple heat pads and major layering of clothes, but I still much prefer it to feeling sticky and muggy in our tropical Singapore weather.
Having been to Seoul twice this year, I officially coin this city as the shopping haven. Did you know that malls in Dongdaemun open till 4am in the morning?! How massive is that! Being a nocturnal night trawler, I absolutely think their store hours are brilliant.
Myeongdong tops as my favourite place to be, albeit the ‘touristy’ feel of it all. The place has such a mash of interesting shops and eateries that it’s hard to resist going back couple of times during the trip. It’s got a massive 3-4 storey Forever 21, all the make-up brand shops you ever want, local Korean designer stores, American Apparel, street-side stores, etc. Charming!
The huge bummer was forgetting my camera this time! So, I’ve only got a couple of lousy shots from my mobile to remember this trip. Boo! 😦
I had a mission to stock up for lovely things for my online store, Pink Flare, and we had a wonderful time exploring the wholesale places and buying, and buying, and buying. As expected, our luggages were grossly overweight. Thanks to some winking and pleading, we were let off the hook at check-in. Yay!!
Mummy at Myeongdong. This fishcake thing that she’s eating is super delicious!
A store selling all types of boots imaginable at Myeongdong. And rather cheap too!
This cake at a tiny cafe in Myeongdong is delicious. There are tons of such quaint cafes on the upper floors of the shop-houses. You have to visit them if you’re there!
On the streets of Myeongdong. Cold!!
My bags of skincare products, masks and BB creams!
Koreans have got such smooth, fair, porcelain skin. I’m thinking it’s their kimchi and BB creams!… The Hanskin Caviar BB cream that I so raved about in my earlier “Style Mondays” post is now available on Pink Flare!

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The make-up artiste that used the Clinique mascara (in previous Style Mondays post) also used this BB cream by Hanskin on me. I’ve previously tried another range of Hanskin’s BB cream about two years ago and I wasn’t too impressed by their product. I thought the texture too thick and the colour oxidised on my skin after a couple of hours.
But, I changed my mind about Hanskin’s BB cream after he used this “Caviar Gold” range on my face! The texture felt light and I think because it was almost “colourless”, it did not oxidise and send my face turning orange by mid day. And, my face was less oily and shiny. Most importantly, it didn’t clog my pores and give me those little white or blackheads I almost always had at the end of a long shoot day because of the constant powder touch-ups. This BB cream is going to be my must-have for now!
P.S For those who don’t need much coverage for the skin, I think that this BB cream is a great substitute for foundation. Plus, I’ve long heard of its goodness for sensitive skin and how it heals, smoothens and brightens. 🙂