Tuesday, March 18, 2014

How To Be a Hydra-goddess

With the warmer months coming by, you will probably notice that your skin is going through a bit of a confused stage. Here's the translation to that (yes, I speak derma-nese):

Your skin may not look dehydrated because of...the warm weather + your skin producing more oil + sweat. So you are probably thinking that your skin has too much going on, thus you might be stripping down your skincare. BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER (please excuse my yelling over text, but I need to save your skin!).

Your skin may look oily but can definitely be dehydrated. You just need the right moisturizers to balance it out, and then your skin will be a happy bouncy ball. Of course, here I my favorites.

The Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel is a water based gel that is packed with hyluronic acid, a.k.a. your skin's BFFFFFF. The simplicity of this product is what I love the most. It does the job without any faff: no ridiculous cotton candy like scents=no irritations. Simply a dream for sensitive skins like mine! I use exactly 2 drops for my entire face, and it's more than enough.

Then, the Ole Henrikson Vitamin Plus comes in! It claims to mattify your skin but no skincare product really "mattifies" your skin, that's what powders are created for. Instead it gives a slight glow without the oily sheen on your face. It has a slight herbal scent but nothing artificial-like. It creates the perfect finish even under makeup and doesn't make me feel greasy throughout the day!

Please, please, pleeeeeeease do not let your skin shrivel up by neglecting its needs! Try paying attention to your skin for a good 2 weeks and then we'll talk again.

Christy with a Y. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

YOUR-MIND will BLOW your mind

I KID YOU NOT, there were't any "average" places I ventured to during my stay in Korea. All of the them were mind boggling and made me want to stay forever. This place in particular was literally a hidden gem because those who know about it may know about it, but those who don't may never discover it. So basically I'm about to share with you a highly coveted secret of mine. WHY YOU LUCKY DUCK.

YOUR-MIND is a book shop/stationary/eye candy store where you will find the most precious things from limited edition books, crazy artsy portfolios, indie photography, inspirational bindings, and everything else you can possibly imagine. If you are a book lover, you will melt here; if you're not, you'll still melt here. It's a bit hidden because it's located on the 5th floor of quite a small, ordinary building, but that just adds to the *music que* A WHOLE NEW WORLD kind of atmosphere once you swing open the doors.

Ooh, for my cat lovers, they have the cutest little cat who silently roams around the shop. Can you spot the little kitty cat in the picture?

Address: Seoul Mapo-gu Seogyo-dong 326-29 View Building 5th floor
(a bit of walking after you get off the Hongdae metro station) 
Phone #: 070 8821 8990
Hours: 2-9:30pm