Midnight Runners

Midnight Runners is a 2017 South Korean action comedy film directed by Kim Joo-hwan and starring Park Seo-joon and Kang Ha-neul. The film was released on August 9, 2017.  First Impressions Putting two of Korea’s hottest actors together in one movie already sounds like an award-winning formula. Park Seo-joon is still fresh from his success in Fight for My Way (FFMW); Kang Haneul always…

Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense

Out of all the AMOREPACIFIC brands, my favourite brand is probably Mamonde. I love its branding, its ambassador (Park Shin Hye, a staple of all modern Korean idol dramas), and its usage of flowers. I was very excited when it first arrived in Singapore, and even happier to find Mamonde products sold in Korea at…

Top 10 Songs – SNSD

With the increasing number of K-pop artists and songs being churned out everyday, it is easy to lose track of what is truly gold in this genre. This series is a (personal) list of the best of each artist. With news of Tiffany, Seohyun and Sooyoung leaving Korea’s most iconic girl group, it seems only…

Etude House Play 101 Color Contour Duo Stick

Etude House jumped on board this ship a little late as compared to their counterparts, but nonetheless, it was heavily promoted some time back (before their more recent ones like My Dear Darling Water Gel Tint) by Pony, so I thought I ought to give this a try. Initially, I wanted to get the mint/blue combination because…

banila co. Prime Primer Hydrating

I only started using primer recently, after I was advised to do so due to my dry skin (which in turn led to excess oil production and clogged pores). I wasn’t very sure which primer would be good, but I had heard great reviews of banila co.’s primers. When I went to Korea, one of…

Innisfree Camellia Essential Hair Oil Serum

I bought this because I needed a hair product to save my dry and frizzy hair in the unforgiving Korean summer weather, as well as my previous good experience with other products in this line – the Camellia Essential Hair Treatment. Product description Camellia essential hair oil serum that creates silky hair 1. Double treatment…

Etude House Play Color Eyes Juice Bar

Besides lipsticks, I’m also a huge fan of eyeshadow palettes because of the multiple colour combinations you can mix and match to make your eyes shine. Some of my favourite ones are from Etude House, in part due to the affordability, as well as the lovely palette colours. This was my first ever eyeshadow palette, and…

Etude House Green Tea Nose Patch

I constantly battle blackheads and huge pores, alongside oily skin. I have been using Bioré Pore Pack Black to remove my stubborn (and rampant) blackheads since years ago, but as with all Etude House products, they are so affordable that I decided to give their nose patch a try when my recent Bioré pack was…

Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth

Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth is a South Korean television series starring Park Seo-joon, Go Ara and Park Hyung-sik. It airs every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 (KST) on KBS2, starting from December 19, 2016.  First Impressions I felt that this show aired a bit too early, considering that Scarlet Heart was just over and this drama…

Unforgettable

Pure Love, released internationally as Unforgettable, is a 2016 South Korean romance drama film starring Do Kyung-soo and Kim So-hyun.  First Impressions Another movie about nostalgia and long-lost love – sometimes it makes you wonder if a lot of directors are just very sentimental, or if this theme happens to be a very easy one…

Lancôme L’ Absolu Rouge

My first review of a non K-beauty product goes to Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge! I once read somewhere that Lancôme is one of the top beauty brands that Koreans love to use, together with other names such as YSL and Estee Lauder. Lancôme L’Absolu is a great example of Koreans’ love for the brand. Kim Go-eun…

The odbo BB Cream

You have probably never heard of the brand The odbo before, unless you have gone on tour packages in Korea. Neither did I know this Korean brand existed until last December. Apparently, even the Koreans themselves have never heard of it, because it’s a brand targeted at tourists. It does sound a tad dubious to…