Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chatelaine Jacket and Reebok Shoes

Hello guys! I recently got a hooded jacket from CHATELAINE, and also I got new shoes yesterday from REEBOK Korea. I want to show you the jacket and shoes I got to wear to work and school.

Here's what I got! =D

Reebok (리복 ) International Ltd. is an athletic footwear and apparel company. Reebok produces and distributes fitness and sports items including shoes, workout clothing and accessories, and training equipment (Wikipedia).

This shoes is pretty incredible, and these are the most comfortable sneakers I've had in a while! The shoes are light so you don't feel like you have cinder blocks weighing you down, and there is good flexibility and space in the toe, but the middle of the shoe gives the confidence that your shoe won't fall off.

 Overall, I really love these sneakers, they are super comfortable, so soft, light weight, great for short runs, and they felt great all day long.

The definition of CHATELAINE (샤트렌) is the mistress of a castle in French. CHATELAINE feminine and chic style originated from the image of stylish and elegant French mistress and targets women who seeks elegant modern and trendy look. CHATELAINE sells trendy and sophisticated women's casual wear. They also have a wide vision to grow into a global brand where we start from Korea as a fashion leader and spread to China and finally whole of Asia.

For the money you can't go wrong here, I'm not normally a brand snob but it caught my eye as I walked by the Chatelaine store and I decided to go in and bought it. =D The jacket  looks very stylish and sophisticated, these have incredible detail including color, and fabric. This Chatelaine Jacket is light weight, very warm but not bulky, and this size is not very easy to find.

The hooded jacket featuring tiger pattern. The color is a blue, and it is made of 100% polyester material has a nice soft hand to it and it works well for those cold rainy days. It's a slim fit style, it gives a snug fit, and it fits perfectly. Since I'm not overweight or anything, so it looks fine on me.

My boyfriend got this VINCIS BENCH bag for me as a Valentines Day gift. 
I have several Vincis Bench bags however this is my first outrageous orange coloured one. I have always admired these bags and I am not disappointed with the one I got, I've used this bag nonstop since I got it. 
A lovely colour and and a great organiser bag, it's just the right size to hold everything I need.

I love my Vincis Bench bags, they are so well made and this is no exception. This is a great designed bag in a nice outrageous orange colour, which has plenty of storage, the fabric is both comfortable and feels strong. There is a pocket on each side of the bag, each big enough to hold a small bottle of water. 

This colour brightens up any rainy day, and I don't have to worry about the material getting wet, or smelly from the rain as normal leather would. The strap is long enough for cross body and just the right width. One thing I really like is that if the bag gets heavy it doesn't drag on the ground if held in your hand when you shorten the strap, and I'm fairly short.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Flowers Heal Me

Hello everyone! Spring is officially here!(*^^*) I am going to try to show you guys this beautiful flowers shot I took recently. It's no secret that I love flowers so when I'm away on holidays I make sure I visit a beautiful garden with my boyfriend and my camera for photography. =D

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, doesn't seem too special, right?

But, look closely! You don't realize how beautiful it really is until you take a closer look. I want to give that beautiful flower to someone else because most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. This is exactly the moment to put your caring heart into action and thank God for his blessings.

What's the best part about spring? Seeing all the beautiful, amazing, gorgeous, colorful, sweet, and gentle blooms in garden!

I am going to look around at all the flowers, I love spring anywhere but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.

Flowers are a wonderful source of inspiration with their colour and form, their role in nature whether they're in a vase or the garden for people from all walks of life.

One of the most attractive things about the flowers is their beautiful reserve, and flowers always make people better, happier, relaxed, and refreshed.

Since a little girl I have always loved the blossoming trees of spring time. The sheer abundance of perfect pure white flowers, pink flowers, red flowers, and orange flowers have never failed to catch my attention. It was to be many years until I finally became really interested in nature and now blossom is one of my favourite things to love and admire.

Guys, did you know that no other flower is exactly the same as this one? Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, it stands alone, looking up to the sky, blooming and flourishing and adding it's own flavour of beauty to the assigned area it was destined to grow in. Flowers are restful to look at, they have neither emotions nor conflicts.

In the same way, life is like a flower, you are a special, and designed for greatness. Never think that you are in a race against others, never compare yourself with anyone else, it wont help, because God created you perfectly. Don't ever let people tell you that you aren't good enough, because you are. Don't ever let people bring you down, because they don't deserve to. Don't ever let someone take away your happiness, because it was never theirs to take.

Be grateful for the moment you are hurt, the ones that cause you to take your time, and use these opportunities to appreciate what you already have and remember to be gentle with yourself and others. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. (^_^)

Hangang Park (한강시민공원)
8, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Real Nature Rose Ampoule

Hello friends! How are you? Sorry for the lack of post, because I have been really busy with life in general, but I'll try to post and respond to reader comments as much as I can, Okay? =D 
I'm here today with a review of another Nature Republic skin care item, the Real Nature Rose Ampoule and I've been using this for exactly 1 month now.

The Packaging:
- The box is made of eco friendly paper, and I think the box is simple but at the same time kind of cute with part of the rose flower sticking out.

The Rose Real Nature Ampoule claims to natural ingredients provide rich moisture and nourishment and prevent roughness and dryness of skin.

The product comes in a cute short and stubby little bottle, it has an dark olive green apothecary style bottle with a high quality glass dropper at the top that allows you to control how much you want to use and it comes with 30 ml of product.

Nature Republic is all about natural, eco-friendly ingredients and appearances. Here is a closeup of the Korean instructions and ingredients!

Product Desription:
Real Nature Rose Ampoule (NM7716)
(Wrinkle-Improving Cosmetic)
Elasticity-strengthening ampoule found from nature.

How to use:
After using toner, apply 2-3 droplets all over the face in a gentle tapping motion.

Here's a peek at the list of ingredients!

Using the dropper tool is a breeze, but because the ampoule is slightly watery, I just put a few droplets directly onto the fingers and massage it into the face.

The texture:
The product as you can see from the picture is a peach-coloured liquid, the viscosity is only slightly thicker than water, so it runs easily. 3 drops is sufficient to cover my face and neck, it leaves the skin slightly shiny, hydrated, brightened, moist, and feeling fresh.

The scent:
There is a rose scent for you, the rose scent was glorious and you can notice the rose scent immediately. But, someone who is highly sensitive to the smells, I don't recommend anyone to use it, because the smell is so strong that we can smell it before you start using the product.

The cream itself is quite interesting and refreshing but it doesn't absorb quickly (it's kind of sticky) so I have to wait about a minute before putting any other product on. Once it is applied to your skin, it'll be absorbed and leaving you with smoother more radiant skin.

My skin is actually comfortably moisturized after one generous application of this product, there is a nice cooling effect, it makes my skin feel silky smooth and looks slightly more radiant, so it did brighten my skin, I don’t really have any redness on my skin, so I’m not sure if it would help for people who do. 
I usually get dry skin on my nose, but after 2 weeks I noticed that some of the rough, bumpy areas on my nose was smoothing out, and now no more vicious scratching and no more dry skin! This cream has become one of my MUST-HAVE product and I use it daily. I highly recommend this to dry skin type, dry skin people would find this nice for some extra hydration, even though it contains a lot of oils, people with combination or oily skin wouldn't find this oily at all.

Overall, I really love this product, it claims to provide rich moisture and nourishment and prevent roughness and dryness of skin, and improve wrinkles. I can't tell if it actually is anti-wrinkle because I'm not that old yet, but it did meet all of its other claims. hahah. =D

If you have any questions feel free to ask, and if you've tried any oil ampoules, please share your experiences too! ^^

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nature Republic Pure BB Cream

Hello everyone! It's been a while since I posted a review, I am kind of busy on some things such as sleeping, shopping, and eating. =D 
As you know, Nature Republic is always my go-to brand, whenever I need something, at all times I will look at their product range and choose one. This time I want to try their new BB cream which is Pure BB Cream. I had a hard time, choosing which one to try since it's my first BB Cream ever. So, today I've decided to do a review on this Nature Republic Pure BB Cream SPF30 PA++ early since sadly I haven't seen many review about this product before I purchased it, it might be more helpful than reviewing products that are reviewed several times by others.

The color I'm using is the color no. 21 (light beige)

The back of the box with all the korean letters on it!

Here, you can see the ingredients of the BB cream.

-The BB cream provides a healthy skin tone with its excellent adherence and high coverage.

How to use:
- At the last step of skin care, apply an appropriate amount to the entire face in a gentle tapping motion to achieve natural makeup.

The Nature Republic Pure BB Cream comes in a plastic squeeze tube packaging contains 15ml product. Having SPF 30 PA++ for your everyday protection against sun exposure will be beneficial for everyone, and it comes with 2 shades: Light Beige and Natural.

This is the first BB cream I've tried from Nature Republic. I am not happy with it and don't want to continue using! This make me disappointed and frustrated that after spending the money on a product, I cannot use it fully for the face I need. If you are interested to know how this made me disappointed please continue reading!

I tried applying a small amount on my hands and here's how it looked like! As you can see the cream is beige in colour and relatively creamy and thick.

Here's a hand test to see how it blends out! The texture was a little dry because this product doesn't have a moisturizing benefits, BB cream should have a moisturizing content but it doesn't! It does have a thicker consistency than other foundations in the market, so it takes a bit more effort to blend out. The BB Cream is more into yellow-ish tone. It does have a perfume type of smell to it, but it doesn't bother me because it will disappears soon after you apply it on your face, if you are sensitive to smell, I probably wouldn't advise purchasing this. 

Actually, I am not a fan of BB Creams, I just want to try and I have figured it out as soon as I applied it that it wasn't for me. This is not a long lasting BB cream and I don't find it particurarly moisturizing, in fact after few hours I start to see dry patches around my cheeks and nose. If you have a very dry skin then you should consider to give more moisture before using this BB cream. If you squeeze out too much and you'll get a slight grayish cast on your face. For me, the color looks pale and this type of BB cream doesn't match with my skin tone.
Okay, here you can see how it looks on my skin. Can you see the difference? Well, I guess I don't have to explain it further because the picture says it all. =)

I hope you enjoyed the review! If you have questions about this BB Cream, feel free to post a comment and I will reply as soon as possible! =D

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Cream

My boyfriend recently came back from America and as a part of a gift hamper that he got for me was this Body Cream from Bath and Body Works Signature Collection in Japanese Cherry Blossom. So, today, I will try my best to review this product. In this review, I will explore Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Cream and why I like this fragrance so much! If you like cherry blossom scents, then you will probably like the Japanese cherry blossom scents that I'm reviewing here!

BATH & BODY WORKS is an American brand that specializes in shower gels, lotions, fragrance mists, perfumes and many more. They are a trusted brand and have satisfied many customers since their invention in 1990. The bath & body products are top of the line in signature scents internationally.

The Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Cream comes in a tall tube with flowery print and looks absolutely beautiful, the tube that I got was 8 oz / 226g.

It comes in a flip open tube, you just have to open the cap, and squeeze the body cream from the tube, which I think makes it hygienic and convenient to use.

Our exclusive, award-winning Japanese Cherry Blossom fragrance evokes the alluring beauty of the exotic garden of Japan.

* Key Notes: 
Japanese Cherry Blossom, Asian Pear, Mimosa Petals, White Jasmine, Creamy Sandalwood.

* Product Description:
Our Ultra Shea Body Cream provides 24 hours of continuous nourishing moisture so skin feels noticeably softer:
- Infused with ultra rich, moisturizing Shea Butter.
- Enriched with skin soothing Aloe Butter and pampering Cocoa Butter
- Non-greasy formula melts into skin for luxurious fragrance and indulgent hydration all day, all night.


$12.50 (You can always stock up during sales or get discounts).

How to use:
- Add a generous amount to palm and smooth over skin.

The texture of the cream is thick so it is easier to apply and absorb in the skin. I prefer to put this on immediately after showering and it gives out the scent really powerful and last all day long. Japanese cherry blossom is one of my favorite scents that I like to enjoy during the winter or spring seasons.

Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Cream is easy to apply and spread, it takes 5 minutes to get absorbed by the skin. There is no greasy feeling after it is absorbed in the skin, it moisturizes thoroughly and absorbs very well without leaving a residue. The fragrance of the lotion is breathtaking, it’s like you just can not have enough of it and I find that the fragrance of the cream lasts 8 hours on my body.

You can imagine my excitement when I received this body cream from my boyfriend. I love the scent because smells very yummy. I don't know if I have ever mentioned in my previous articles that I have dry skin and so I am a sucker for best body cream and moisturizers. My hand and legs get super dry and this just takes care of everything. Once massaged into the skin it leaves your skin so glowy, silky, and the cherry blossom scent leaves you smelling as fresh as a flower. Here comes the another good news: my skin feels supple, brighter, clearer, nourished, soft and smooth at the end of the day as well.

Overall, Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Cream is pretty much the perfect product for peeps like me who hate to apply body lotion after a shower (Body lotion makes me feel sticky and tacky and I just hate applying it) and this is worth considering if you have normal to dry skin and don't want a body lotion that feels sticky or greasy.
Has any of you tried a Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Cream yet? What do you think? Share it with me on the comments below!


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Christin Tomntins
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