Review | COSRX Galactomyces Alcohol-Free Toner.

All ferment, no niacinamide. COSRX are a brand that have been on my radar a little bit for a while now. They’re really exciting because they’ve brought out a few acid products that seem to be effective (right percentage and pH).  I got a few samples in a recent RoseRoseShop package, so I thought I’d…

Cushion Foundations: Kiko & Laneige

I’m following up my First Look with Kiko Cushion with a more indepth in store review. Ultimately, I decided not to buy it, but although it isn’t right for me I think it’s a fantastic product that holds it’s own well next to the original. With my Laneige Cushion in tow, I walked into Kiko…

First Thoughts: Kiko Cosmetics CC Cushion in Neutral 90

What?! Another Cushion Foundation for PoC? I’m tripping out everywhere. This one really took me by surprise because I know Lancôme is releasing a Cushion Foundation with a darker shade that I have my fingers crossed for (read that review here) but I had no idea anyone else was making cushions for darker skin tones….

Dealing with an owie.

I don’t really watch EYK anymore but this video really hit home for me. I had an accident in early 2011 I think, doing what I do best, being active and I was put on high doses of painkillers, (tramadol being one of them). For a while I was great, but the side effects became just too…

I blog when I have something to say.

2015! What’s my plan for this blog? Well, the same as I’ve always done really. I only want to blog when I have something to blog about. That sounds obvious, but it really wasn’t to me for a long while. I thought that I had to talk even when I had nothing to say, which…

Review | Etude Dust Cut Mist & Finish Cream.

Yellow Dust is gross and inescapable, which is why Etude House developed the Dust Cut range to combat it. They aren’t the only company to do so, but I saw their segment on Get it Beauty and Picoprince’s review and I was sold. The idea of the range is to create a barrier between your skin…

2014 in Television

2014 has been a great year in television for me! You can see what I’ve been watching and talking about over the past year with my Television Tag here. I seriously have too many favourites (where do I find the time?!) to have a general top five, so I’m going to list my favourites in each genre…

Hauling through the Holidays

Tis the season of spending and spending excessively, but when you live in the UK there are limits to what you can order from outside of the EU without running into additional fees. When I see bloggers in North America order huuuge hauls like, I feel like there should be a big warning sign for people in…

The Return of the Trackers!

Remember these? I got super into these mid 2014, I also used to designate each month as a month of something.. then I kind of just stopped doing that. Well, 2015 is the year of being brave so I’m going to be more diligent with these. Welcome to Jump to it January! I’ve got big plans…

2015. Be Brave.

Happy New Year! 2014 is all done, and I’m genuinely really excited for what 2015 will bring. I experienced and learnt so much last year, about myself and the world around me. I graduated with an MSc in Consumer Psychology, became closer with family, discovered I’m lactose sensitive (sobs), saw the Tour de France for…

Google Play: Free Christmas Music

Free Christmas Collections! One by one they’ve been popping up in the Play store, but I finally got an email announcing all five! My favourite are the classical collections, and the first track in the New Year’s concert I imagine will be familiar to those who love Tom and Jery. Tom and Jerry in the…

Studying the Korean Language in a Korean Restaurant.

Oh wow, it’s been how many years? 4? I think so. It’s been 4 years since I started studying the Korean Language (thanks year abroad in Seoul) and I’m still stuck in False Beginner/Intermediate. Bah! When I got back from Seoul, I looked around for classes and it became obvious that I would have to…

Avene Cleanance K bites the dust.

Once I’d found a good cleansing routine, I started to look into exfoliation. I knew that scrubbing my skin really wasn’t helping, so I started looking into chemical exfoliation. There are two types of chemical exfoliators: AHAs (Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid & Mandelic Acid) are prefered dry skin because they exfoliate on the surface of skin and have…

Final Asian Skincare Haul of 2014

Argh! Remember I said I was done hauling for this year? Well, I may have overstated that a little bit. This is the final haul of 2014, actually this is the final haul till I go to Seoul in May 2015. I don’t have anything else to buy, I’m sheet masked up and I have…

Artist Spotlight: Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox

A collective that do vintage covers of popular music? Well that sounds swell dollface! Boyfriend linked me to this cover: and I fell in love. Not only is the double bass one of my favourite instruments, but her voice is amazing and this arrangement is really good. It’s fun in the same way the original…

My favourite Sleep Aid Android Apps.

I haven’t installed apps in a long time because of the limited internal space I have for apps in my phone. So in order to free up some space, I deleted some apps I wasn’t using. Turns out I had a lot of dead weight! That left a lot of room to look into more…

Sex Tape (2014). The cloud bad. Youporn good.

As always, there are spoilers below. Yesterday, I watched the movie Sex Tape, and I didn’t hate it. 2014 has been lacking in great movies for me. As a result I’ve lowered the bar, waaaayyy down and decided to watch movies that I normally wouldn’t even consider. Which is a little amusing because I generally…

The Laneige BB Cushion Puff appears to be antibacterial!

After I posted my review of Laneige’s BB Cushion in r/AsianBeauty, I got a lot of comments telling me I really should try the puff applicator it comes with because that’s the way of applying the product. My reservations about using the puff came from their claim that it was antibacterial. Companies claim all sorts of…

Review | Vichy Normaderm Night Detox

Product 2 that’s empty! Let’s go! I bought this product at the suggestion of a sales assistant in Boots because I had a 3 for 2 but no idea what I should add for free.  Besides the Divine Cream, I’d never really used a separate day and night cream, so this is my first night cream.

Review | L’Oreal Skin Perfection Miracle Cleansing Oil

I’ve talked a little about this cleansing oil in my general cleansing review, but now I’m almost finished with my second bottle, and on my way out to buy a third I thought I should write a more indepth review about why I love this cleansing oil so much.

Album of the Moment: Hillsong United – Zion

This is the first Christian album that I’ve reviewed on this blog. Last Friday I went to a Hillsong praise service, and the music totally blew me away. I couldn’t remember any 0f the song titles, so I checked out their latest album. Here’s a selection of songs from the album that I like best…

Review | Laneige BB Cushion Dark

It is tough for a woman of colour when she wants to buy any kind of base makeup. I learned a long time ago that I cannot rely on cheaper brands like Rimmel, or Revlon. Instead I’m limited to higher end brands like YSL, Estee Lauder, Chanel or if all fails Mac. Even if a brand…

End of Year Asian Beauty Haul

Whoo! Finally it’s all here, my last big shops from RoseRoseShop & RubyRuby76 for the year mixed in with a few lovely gifts from nice people. It doesn’t look like a lot, but I’m not working right now, so this is a lot for me!

월, 화, 수,목,금,토,일 – Learning Korean

I’m working my way through a textbook and I cannot for the life of me get the days of the week to stick in my head. I remember  일요일 because it’s the easiest, but I can never remember the order of the rest. Flashcards haven’t worked, nothing seemed to be helping them stick. Then I…

Playlist of the Moment: Happy Thoughts

Well well well, my university journey is complete for now. Argh! Can you believe it? I feel like it was just yesterday that I had my first day of school. Now, I’ve submitted my final assignment and poof, that’s it all done. Now time to enter the real world of employment! So now that I’m looking…

Why I’m dropping All-New Ultimates.

Remember how excited I was for this book? Well,  seven issues in and I’m calling it. The series just isn’t very good. There are a lot of things wrong with it, the art, the writing, the story all terrible. But I could forgive that if in some way they managed to entertain me. They managed to…

Battle of the Japanese Sheet Masks.

Check out this skincare haul! I was very lucky to have a friend come back from Japan and be kind enough to pick me up a few things. The only thing I specified was the lotion (love it, review later), and I told her to surprise me with sheet masks! Surprise me she did! I’d…

Song of the Moment: Orange Caramel – Copycat

All Hail Orange Caramel! This group are the most consistent group in K-Pop right now, hands down. They have a concept that they fully embrace and every single they release is hit after hit after hit. It really saddens me that they haven’t received a single #1 position, even though they consistently slay musically and…

Song of the Moment: Hyuna – 빨개요 (Red)

Full English Translation can be found here. I love this song, I love everything about the song. I love the lyrics, the MV, the live stages and how happy Hyuna is as she performs and how fun the concept is. Apparently she had some control over the concept and didn’t do a crazy diet for…

The importance of saving files.

Have you backed up your important files today? No? Well, you should do that. Twice. That moment when you realise that you forgot to back up a whole year’s worth of raw design files.. and now they are lost forever. #icannot — Deborah (@adoredee) July 10, 2014 My lovely lovely boyfriend built me a computer…

Skincare Addiction: Cleansing

I’m going to preface this by saying  I am in no way an expert or a medical professional. This is a result of me doing research on blogs, Wikipedia and any medical journals I can get my hands on to understand what is happening with my body. This is all my personal experience, not a how-to…

f(x) – Red Light (2014).

I’m already sat in first class, getting super hyped about this album, I wonder if it’s going to be better or as good as Pink Tape? 1.Red Light When I saw the teasers I wasn’t sure what to expect and on first listen of this song I was even more confused. It felt a little…

Just Water July.

I like to set challenges for myself to do each month. In May I did, “No TF2 May“, in June, “Junk Food Free June” and they’ve all been difficult challenges in their own way. They’ve actually spilled over past the months, so while I don’t totally abstain I’ve found myself not playing TF2 and not…

My Skincare Addiction.

Before we get started, I feel like I need to explain something about my personality. I get really into things, and have a highly addictive personality when it comes to collecting. I absolutely adore sets of things, miniatures of things and sets of miniatures of things (-squee!-). Take a look at my stationery collection that has…

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8. Stay Smart, Live Large.

Physical Specification 162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0mm Dimension (H x W x D) 182g Weight Display TFT Technology 16M Colour Depth 5.8″ Size 540 x 960 (qHD) Resolution Camera CMOS, 1.9MP Megapixels Camera Resolution (Front) CMOS, 8MP Megapixels Camera Resolution (Rear) Flash-LED Flash Auto Focus available A while ago I wrote something about a new…

All aboard the f(x) hype train!

Even though f(x) have been around a long time, they still feel like a project group to me. SM tries out lots of really weird concepts that they might not use for their more ‘safe’ groups like SNSD. Yet, through all their weirdness and musical experimentation they still manage to make it their own. No…

Artist Spotlight: Mamamoo (마마무)

Mamamoo are my 2014 favourite female rookie group. All the hope and support I had for Lip Service has transferred to Mamamoo, because they have this fun, quirky, can actually sing concept that I’m falling in love with.  The first time I heard of them was with this song. Actually, if it wasn’t for Bumkey I wouldn’t have…

Mini UK Skincare Haul.

I had a bunch of errands to do today, so I decided to check out what skincare goodies I could pick up at the local pharmacies. Poundland: I found these Hydrocolloid plasters that were the perfect size at super affordable prices. I only bought the red pack as my whiteheads are quite small. Boswells: They…

Edge Of Tomorrow (2014). Live, Die, Repeat.

As always, there are spoilers below. This is an easy movie to like. Tom Cruise is Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt plays a similar character to the one she played in The Devil Wears Prada and the rest of the cast are superbly written. The plot feels like a mash up of Independence Day and Groundhog Day,…

Song of the Moment: PSY – HANGOVER feat. Snoop Dogg

When I heard that PSY’s new song would have Snoop Dog in it, I honestly thought it would be a cameo, or a one scene kind of thing. Snoop Dog in a full on collaboration with PSY? That’s just silly. But it happened, it has happened, this is real. Everyone thought Girls’ Generation would be the…

Artist Spotlight: Chris Brown

There’s a lot of cognitive dissonance happening when I think of Chris Brown. He makes catchy music that I objectively like, but at the same time I cannot respect him as an artist or a man. The incident where he savagely beat Rihanna and his response really soured my impression of him and as a result I…

「EXOstensial Krisis」 – Before the drama

Well, I wrote this post a few days ago to celebrate the fan effort to keep hype alive for Overdose. Now, EXO are dealing with a lawsuit from Kris, and understandably fans are angry, upset and most of all confused. There’s a lot of misinformation and fandom drama happening right now (EXOTICS vs Galaxies? come…

Monday Night Television 12052014

As always, spoilers everywhere! So if you haven’t watched this week’s Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Once Upon a Time or Made in Chelsea be warned! Game of Thrones S04E06 “The Laws of Gods and Men” This episode was stolen by Tyrion. Do you see this face? A farcical trial he could deal with, but…

[Album Review] EXO K – Overdose `The Second Mini Album`

After a lengthy delay due to the Sewol ferry tragedy, SM has finally released EXO’s heavily leaked second mini album. As much as I love OT12, I prefer EXO-K’s releases more than EXO-M, just because I’m putting more effort into my Korean language learning than I am with my Mandarin Chinese. First listen impressions: This album’s…

Monday Night Television 05052014

Howdy! After the Week of Television, I realised I watched a lot of TV, and baring the the few shows I watch with boyfriend and subreddits I frequent I don’t really have anywhere to talk about them. Boo.  Maybe this will become a regular feature, maybe not. Let’s see how this goes! Spoilers everywhere, so…

Song of the Moment: Lorde – Tennis Court

  Baby be the class clown, I’ll be the beauty Queen in tears It’s a new artform, showing people how little we care, yeah. We’re so happy, even when we’re smiling out of fear When I find a song I like, I get the album but usually just end up listening to that one song…

Week 15 Recap: Baby steps to Adulthood

Eat Like An Adult I feel like I’ve become really single minded. That I can only focus on one thing at a time, and luckily for me this week that thing happened to be food! I’m eating better, so much better. I’m finding the motivation to cook. Stretches Recently my back has been hurting a…

Week 13 Recap: The Great Sadness

Sometimes I feel sad, like really sad and I’m not sure why I feel so awful. When that happens I usually make lists of things I need to do and check something off the list to feel a little bit more in control and less sad. Some days I can’t even do that, and I…

Happy Birthday to Me! ~

Well, technically my birthday was on the 23rd, but semantics. I had an amazing time, friends came over from around the country to hang out! We went to a boardgame cafe, had dinner at the only Korean restaurant in my city (it was pretty awesome) and we went to a bar for blue coloured drinks….