Skincare Review: Does Pearl Powder Really Work as Skincare?

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I have been hearing about using genuine pearl powder as a skincare for a while now. Girls have been swearing by it to get whiter, smoother, and younger skin. To be honest, I believe it. And not because I’m naive, I have my reason.

Pearl powder has been used as skincare for centuries by royal families in Asia. Even to this day, I’m sure you notice that there are many skincare products (essences, masks, lotion, etc.) that contain pearl extracts in them.

As per google, pearls also contain a lot of amino acids (which stimulates your skin cells to produce more collagen), minerals (which gives the skin a healthy complexion), and high levels of calcium (which promotes skin regeneration and moisture). Sounds pretty much like pure fcking magic.

As I previously blogged in my CC cushion review, I had vacayed in China recently and I stopped by Suzhou. The city is super-duper well known for producing freshwater pearls, so I was like, yassss, this is my chance to get my hands on some fine-ass pearl powder.

Let’s take a look at what I was able to get my hands on:

I purchased this at a large freshwater pearl factory in Suzhou for RMB 50 (that’s about USD 7.25) per box. I was uber surprised at how inexpensive pearl powder is, I was prepared to pay bigger bucks for this- like you know how pricey pearl jewelry can get. I learned that pearl powder is actually very economical because freshwater pearls are cheaper than saltwater pearls, and that they use the pearls that do not meet the beauty standards to be made into jewelry (which is a lot of them).

In each box, there is 8 vials of freshwater pearl powder and a little informational sheet of paper that gives us some info on the powder. Each vile is approximately, 1 in (~2.54 cm) in height. I also noticed that the vials are only like 75% full, but I was fine with that considering how much I paid for it.

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The powder is 100% of pure freshwater pearls and it is food grade- my motto is, if it’s safe to eat, it’s pretty much safe for every-fcking-thing else.

So, what makes me think that I wasn’t scammed into buying fake pearl powder. Well, gurl, I did my research.

Real pearl powder has a slight fishy smell to it. The power is a matte white in color and should not have any light reflective particles in the powder. When you rub it against your fingers, it should feel like a smooth fine powder- none of that sandy, bumpy, or coarse texture bullsht. When rubbing onto your skin, it should disappear into the skin and it shouldn’t leave much residue.

I have been mixing the the pearl powder into my lotion on my palm before applying to my face. I can confirm that the powder does indeed makes my skin whiter, but it’s more of a temporary thing. Right after applying, it makes my skin feel smooth and matte, which is awesome because my face oils so much. I am constantly try new products to control my face’s sebum production.

However, I can’t say much for the pearl’s claim to skin regeneration and collagen production :/ Maybe, I need to use this regularly for a longer period of time to see results? Or, it could be that I’m still pretty young, think like very early 20’s, to be needing collagen. But I’m still hoping for the skin regeneration claim to be true, so I can rid my acne scars!

Now, what if I use the pearl powder in a mask? Will that reap me more skin benefits? Don’t worry, I gotchu. I googled up a simple diy pearl powder mask and got right to it.

I dumped in 1 vial of pearl powder (that’s like half a teaspoon), 1 teaspoon of 1% milk (because that’s the only milk I had in the fridge), and 1 teaspoon of honey (all the better if it’s organic). I mixed it to the best that I could with a brush and applied it to my cleansed face, except for my eye area ofc.

The powder took some effort to get mixed into the mask and the mask looked a little nasty on my skin. But, hey, at least it smelled good because of the honey and the mask wasn’t messy, no drips or anything.

I let the mask sit on my face for like 15-20 minutes and then rinsed off with water.

The result? I think I kinda love it. It washed off my face easy and left my face bright, soft, smooth, and matte. The next morning, my skin looks brighter than usual and not as greasy as my face typically is. I’m def adding this to my skincare routine on a weekly basis.

Does pearl powder really work as skincare? Yes. Yes, it does.

ps. this made me think of Legend of the Blue Sea and how Sim Cheong cries pearls. Is her skin so absolutely perfect because she crushes her pearls to a powder and uses it as her secret mermaid skin regiment??? What do you think about my theory? It sounds pretty fcking legit to me.

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Top 10 Romantic Comedy KDramas

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For those of you that are not yet aware, I’m a closet k-dramaholic.

What’s a closet dramaholic? It’s good that you ask- let me explain. It means that I secretly spend all the time I can on watching kdramas.

I think only 2 or 3 of my closer friends are aware of the fact that I am a kdrama freak… pretty much everyone else, including my family, coworkers, etc., are unaware of how unproductively I am spending my time. I’m not sure if they even know what kdramas are. They probably think I spend my evenings bar-hopping in the village and doing basic-b activities with my basic-b friends on the weekends. In reality, I am most likely just drama-marathoning away on my laptop.

Now that I have explained, let me bring you The Top 10 Romantic Comedy KDramas as a expert closet k-dramaholic. Just to be clear, I am a total fluffy romcom girl. Melos, actions, mysteries, fantasy, thrillers, and slice of life are also fine, just as long as there are some sort of romance and comedy hiding in there. I am not picky when it comes kdramas.

Please keep in mind that these kdramas are listed based on on their air dates. I’m sorry, but it’s just too hard to order them based on my personal preference because I feel like I love them all almost equally.

1. You’re Beautiful (2009)

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You’re Beautiful is a classic and this is also my very first kdrama. This show has the cliche gender switch plot, where the main girl disguises herself as a boy to move into an all-boys situation and the main guy starts doubting his sexuality when he falls for ‘him‘… gurl, you know how these stories always go. This drama also has a reverse-harem theme going on, which is always fun. I guarantee that you enjoy this oldie.

2. Secret Garden (2011)

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Another classic and another gender-bender plot, but there’s a twist to this fantasy drama! The main girl and guy somehow end up switching souls, so the main guy takes over the main girl’s body and vice versa. Get ready to pass out from laughing from their hilarious situations. And, gurl, it’s Hyun Bin, so how can you not??

3. The Greatest Love (2011)

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The leading lady’s popular idol days are of the past and now she is a unwanted extra in the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, the leading man is currently the nation’s hottest actor. What happens when the unlikely pair crosses paths? Bingo- you guessed it! Love will be in the air and, interestingly, love hits the trendy leading man first. I just can’t help but love kdramas where the guy falls for the girl first. This this like the foundation and principal that romcom kdramas are built on. A big plus, Gong Hyo Jin plays the leading lady and she almost never disappoints with her romcom fluff.

4. Queen In Hyun’s Man (2012)

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Queen In Hyun’s Man is one of those hidden gems that, unfortunately, did not get as much hype as it should have. This actually gave me quite a fun ride with their time-travel twist. A man from the Joseon period accidentally discovers a way to travel to the future, where he meets a aspiring actress who has taken up a kdrama role (drama-inception, oooh~) as a queen of the Joseon period. I think the concept of time travel was used beautifully to build up this love story- better than some of the other more popular time-travel dramas that are out there. Wayy better.

5. Haeundae Lovers (2012)

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Let’s be honest- it’s not a kdrama without some goddamn memory loss thrown into the mix. But, don’t worry, this time the drama gods have used memory loss towards a greater good. The main girl is a daughter of a former mob boss and the hot cop that is on to her family’s case looses his memory from an accident during investigation. And it’s not like a baby memory loss- it’s a serious case of memory loss where the guy legit forgets his entire identity and life. The main girl takes in the poor no-memory guy and hilarious romance soon ensues them. This is another low-key amazing drama, and I found this drama especially endearing and warm to the heart ❤

6. Master’s Sun (2013)

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Oh, look what we have here- another Gong Hyo Jin drama. This is one of those rare dramas that combines horror/thriller with romcom and I fcking loved it. Drama gods, please make more of these. It’s all scare-the-shit-outta-me one minute and all cutesy romance the next minute. The main girl can see ghosts, but they seem to disappear when she is in contact with the rich and cold CEO of a large mall. They are always rich and cold, are’t they… but I’m not complaining- throw all the rich, cold, and sexy CEOs you want at me.

7. You Who Came From the Stars (2013)

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It’s the boss lady, Jun Ji Hyun, and when it’s Jun Ji Hyun you better watch it. I don’t think I even need to explain why this drama is on my top 10 list. You all probably watched this already, so I’m gonna save my explanation. The only thing I will say is this- before You Who Came From the Stars, I would have never considered marrying a 400-year-old alien. It’s a entirely different story now.

8. Let’s Eat (2013)

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You like food? Welcome to the club- here we watch beautiful people stuff their mouth’s with mouth-watering food in every single episode. I started this drama as something to pass time as I wait for my other dramas to come out, but I fell in love with the sweet romance, I grew hungry from the delicious food scenes, and I was kept on my toes from the spooky murder case. You heard me- there’s a murder case.

9. Marriage, Not Dating (2014)

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Pretend dating, the cliche we all can’t help but indulge in- I gotchu, gurl. The leading lady and man pretends to be in a romantic relationship to mute their parents’ wishes for them to get married. Aside from the choco. ab-generating laughter, I liked that we get to see the personal development of the main girl. She started the dramas as a desperate girl that no guy wanted, but grew to be confident and independent. At one point, she had like 3 guys pining for her (I’m looking at you, you reverse-harem fans).

10. Shopping King Louie (2016)

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What’s going on with all this baby pink, you ask? It’s fluffy romantic comedy to the max, that’s what the hell this is. This is a more recent drama and, ofc, centers around the memory loss of the main guy. Memory loss in here, memory loss in there, memory loss everywhere~ A country-side girl journeys to Seoul to find her missing brother, but the only guy that seems to have a clue to her brother’s whereabouts losses all of his memories. She takes in him in and helps him regain his memories to get her brother back. Also, the main guy may not remember, but he is a mega-rich third generation chaebol.

Whew, we’re finally at the end of this long list.

I hope that you find this insightful, maybe one of these kdramas have caught your eye. And do please keep this in mind that this is a list of the top pure fluffy romcom dramas. So don’t go wondering why the hell Goblin, DOTS, I Hear Your Voice or Reply 1988 isn’t on this list. I left out the more slice of life, action, deeper meaning, or strictly romance dramas out on purpose. Let’s save that for another day- it’s a date <3~

Last, but not least, let me present to you some of my honorable mentions:

Personal Taste (2010)

Playful Kiss (2010)

Prosecutor Princess (2010)

Witch’s Romance (2014)

Lucky Romance (2016)

Strong Woman Do Bong Soo (2017)

KBeauty Review: TheFaceShop x My Other Bag CC Ultra Moist Cushion

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A few months back I vacayed in China and Thailand, which was an amazing eye-opening experience and, ofc, there was obligatory weight-gain from all the mouth-watering food I have gorged down. I also brought back some souvenirs for my family, friends, co-workers, etc.- which I kept minimal, very minimal. They were not offended in any way though because they knew, as per usual, I had another priority to fulfill. I had to save luggage space for something more important- BEAUTY PRODUCTS *o*

I know I can just order them online when I’m back in the states, but it’s just different ya know. I enjoy going to the actual stores to take in the beautiful product displays, be assisted by the beauty associates, sampling products, and shopping the better in-store promotions.

I happened to pass by TheFaceShop while I was in Guangzhou, China and got a few items on promotion that I wanted to try out. They are a Korean beauty brand, but I’m sure they’re like all over Asia by now with the current Hallyu/Kbeauty hype. I tried to exercise some self-control, but, gurl, you have to understand how hard it is when they’re priced so damn nice and packaged so darn cute.

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Of my hual, I will be doing a review of the TheFaceShop x My Other Bag CC Ultra Moist Cushion today. TheFaceShop was running a promotion, so for RMB 99.00 (~UDS 14.33), I got the CC cushion with a free cushion refill- not a bad deal at all ^_^

A little background on this CC cushion, the original cushion looks like this:

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But TheFaceShop launched a collaboration with My Other Bag and upped their game in the CC cushion’s packaging, while the CC cushion formula remains unchanged.

The cushion comes in this fancy little drawstring ❤

As you can see, the CC cushion has been revamped with inspiration from My Other Bag‘s Sophia tote. I’m in love with the packaging and I’m not gonna lie- it was the chic packaging that pushed me to make this purchase. The little drawstring that it comes in is super handy, it fits the CC cushion as well a number of other items, so I now use it as my makeup bag.

The product is kept in the white plastic area of the cushion, which can be pushed out entirely from the bottom when you are done & ready to refill. I don’t know how much a refill retails for, but I assume it would be cheaper then buying another CC cushion- otherwise I just don’t see the point of refills.

The refill I got for free with this purchase is wrapped in this shiny foil package and, thank the lord, there are pictures explaining how to replace the refill. I would have clawed at the cushion for hours without the picture instructions, since almost everything is in Chinese which I, sadly, can not read.

Now that I have bombarded you with enough pictures of the packaging, lets talk about the actual CC cushion formula. This cushion runs in 2 shades and I purchased the lighter one, #v201 Apricot Beige. However, I felt like I should have purchased the darker shade instead- my face has gotten noticeably darker from the time that I have spent in the sun (it may have been all snow and cold in NYC, but it was blazing hot in Guangzhou & Pattaya). Since I don’t want to scare people with a ghost white face, I apply this to the higher points of my face and let it aid me in my contouring.

The formula is on the light-weight side and because it’s more on the moisturizing side, as the name suggests, it gives my skin a subtle glow/dewy look. This formula doesn’t help much in covering the more pigmented blemishes and acne scars, so a concealer is def needed if you have some bad boys to hide.

On the plus side, this works great on evening out your skin tone to give you a nice uniform finish. I applied the cushion on the right half of the back of my hand above, and you can see the visual difference. The formula is light enough, so that even when I zoom in on the area that I have applied the cushion, there isn’t a visible layer of product caked onto my skin. I think one of the reasons that the product applies onto my skins so naturally is due to the super soft & smooth cushion sponge.

The CC cushion holds a generous amount of product and it comes out easily onto the cushion sponge with a little pressure. As a FYI to prevent over-packing the product onto your face, the cushion sponge holds more product then it looks like it is. Pressing the sponge into the cushion roughing 2 times, maybe 3, is enough to cover my entire face.

After 6-8 hours, I noticed the product starting to move. Because I have oily and combination skin, the product started collecting on the creases of my skin and the drier areas of my face- NOT a cute look -__- Thus, if you expect a long day out and about, I recommend a touch-up after the 4-5 hour mark (before the products moves to a point beyond fixable with just a quick touch-up).

As for the scent of this CC cushion, it has a nice, refreshing fragrance to it. It’s nothing too overpowering.

I give this CC cushion a 3.75 out of 5. It’s great for creating a natural look, like for work or a daytime outing- but I don’t think that this will fly well for your nightime clubbing adventures. You’re going to glow like a ghost under those colorful club lights. The packaging is 10 out of 10, but I just can’t with products that start to collect in my skin creases. Like, it’s fine it the product just rubs off my face over time due to oil-blotting or me unconsciously touching my face, but please don’t all crowd into my skin’s imperfections and make them all the more apparent.

***Bonus: I also got a free pack of extra cushion sponges because I spent over a certain threshold at TheFaceShop with my haul. Aren’t they just to die for? Winnie the Pooh-themed cushion sponges, how can they shake my heart like this T_T

These are great for this CC cushion because their refill packs do not come with cushion sponges of their own. I can also imagine using these super soft sponges with other products.

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KBeauty Review: Innisfree Olive Real Oil Mist

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Aside from pimple patches, I am also a huge fan of facial mists. I joined the face mist club back in early 2011 after watching Secret Garden, Big Bang’s version to be more precise. For those of you that have yet to watch or have forgotten, feel free to start the video below from minute 15:00 to 16:22 to open your eyes to the beautiful world of facial mists… Smmmell~~

So what exactly do facial mists do, other than make you look dramatic as fck as you douse your face with serum?

They are meant to give your skin a quick boost of hydration and moisturization. It can be used during your daily/nightly skincare routine to really pack in that good stuff or it can be used throughout the day when your skin starts feeling like that eh-I’m-so-done thing. Mists tend to be super light and liquid-y in formula; and sprays as a super fine mist, so that it’s quick and easy for your skin to absorb.

My first facial mist review will be on Innisfree’s Olive Real Oil Mist, which I ordered online from Innisfreeworld for USD 10.00. Innisfree has 8 lines of skincare, each using a natural ingredient to target specific skin concerns; and this mist is from their Golden Olive line, which is meant for deep moisturizing.

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The facial mist comes in a plastic spray bottle that is 6 in (~15.5 cm) in height. The bottle was packaged in a neat little cardboard box, but I trashed that after opening it (gurl, I had to- my room is so cluttered I can’t afford to be extra). To make up for that, here’s a image that I pulled off the web to show you how the box looks.

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The bottle is tinted a olive green, but it’s still transparent. You can kind of see the murky solution in the pictures. The mist uses extra virgin olive oil and you can see the oil beads clinging to the insides of the bottle. Because there is ‘real’ oil in this mist, the oil floats to the top of the mist solution after sitting for a while. This is just the nature of oil not being able to mix with water, so a quick shake of the bottle before spraying will fix that.

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The mist comes out of a typical spray nozzle, and let me tell you, gurl, it sprays super super fine mist. The image on the Innisfreeworld website shows the mist coming out like this-

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But, no, that is certainly not the reality of it, like at all. The mist comes out so fine that I wasn’t able to capture it on camera for you guys. I sprayed it on to the back of my hand and you can’t really see the solution- even when my magnifying lens is used. That’s how fine this baby is.

Despite not be able to see the mist, I can assure you, you will definitely feel it as it hits your face refreshingly with its cute little liquid micro-beads infused with olive oil. I’m not sponsored by Innisfree, btw.

Each time I use this, I spray 3 times (the two sides and then the center of my face) at a distance of about 8 in (~25.5 cm). Then, I will gently pat it into my skin until fully absorbed. It leaves my skin leaving a little sticky, but it’s not like a make-me-feel-crazy-annoyed-sticky feel. It’s more of a endure-able sticky.

I use this mist after my toner and before my lotion at night and in the morning. I don’t use this in the middle of the day, especially when I’m wearing makeup, for the reason that it feels like my skin is absorbing all my foundation and concealer too when I spray this mist on top, and I definitely do not want that.

The scent of the mist is a little weird to me. It’s not a bad smell, but it’s also not the best smell out there. It smells faintly of olives, but it also smells like lemons… did I get a tarnished product or something? The expiration date says 2019, so… idk. Do let me know if you smell this too!

In summary, I give this facial mist a 4 out of 5 stars. It makes my skin feel supple and refreshed. I love that the mist comes out so fine. I enjoy the fact that I can parody Daesung’s role in Big Bang’s Secret Garden parody whenever I use this. However, I took off a point for leaving my skin a slight sticky finish and its odd citrus scent.

KBeauty Review: TonyMoly AC Control Spot Patch

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Welcome to part 3 of my pimple patch reviews! What I have here is TonyMoly’s AC Control Spot Patch. I actually went through this pack quite fast because it’s that time of the month for me. Gurl, you know what I’m talk’in about.

I will be referencing these patches to the Mamonde ones that I reviewed in part 1 of my pimple patch review series just because these are oh so similar. I ordered these on TesterKorea.com for 1,000 KRW (that comes out to 0.87 USD, which is like dirt cheap). I order almost all my pimple patches from TesterKorea because they have a pretty good selection of them on their site at a very reasonable price.

Right off the bat, the packaging is already alike in appearance to Mamonde’s. The sheet of patches comes in a slim aluminum wrapping. The slim packaging makes it easy to be slipped into my makeup bag or into my luggage when I’m traveling. My only con about these is that the package isn’t resealable, so I need to find a Ziploc baggie to store these once they’re opened.

Bonus points: For once, there are actually directions in English on the back of the packaging. Thank you, TonyMoly, from saving my poor attempt to decipher the message with my severely broken Korean.

Once you open the pack, you will find the clear sheet of pimple patches. The only notable difference with the Mamonde patches is that all 12 patches only come in one size- about 1 cm in diameter. However, this doesn’t bother me at all because the 1 cm size is pretty much the one-size-fits-all of pimple sizes. I offer my sincerest apology and sympathy if you do get pimples larger than 1 cm in diameter tho- that must be fcking painful. Otherwise, the efficiency, thickness and transparency of these patches are on par Mamonde’s.

These patches are ever so lightly tinted, so they do help a bit in blurring your pimples. These are thinner than the typical sheet of computer paper, so they don’t do much in actually healing your pimples or sucking up acne secretion. I prefer to use these during the day to act as a barrier from the pollution and my nosy hands (I swear my hands be reaching for my face involuntarily throughout the day). I do feel like these lack adhesiveness, but it might be due to the serum that I layered before I applied the patch. I used these TonyMoly patches one time during the night, and 1 out of the 3 patches I used fell off by morning time.

I give these a 3 out of 5. These are not the best nor the worst patches that I have used. I probably won’t be purchasing these again, but if given the choice of these or the Mamonde patches- I would no doubt choose these for the reason that they are pretty much the same, but sold at a lower price.

Part 1: Mamonde AC Balance Patch

Part 2: SkinFood Trouble Clear Spot Patch

KDrama Review: Goblin- The Lonely and Great God

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I just finished watching Goblin– I know I’m late as hell, this drama finished airing like ages ago. The truth is I deliberately took a break from this drama after episode 14, but not because it got boring or bad. It was actually because I didn’t want it to end.

I was depressed that my Friday & Saturday evenings will no longer be the same. I grew so attached to the characters and story-line that it’s borderline embarrassing to tell people about it; and I felt as though as an important part of me was leaving along with the series. I was dying to find out how the writers ended their story, but I was also simultaneously rejecting the fact that the story is over and that it’s time for me to return to reality.

There has been major hype around this drama even before it started airing, but it is all very much well-deserved. If you can’t already tell, I love this drama to pieces. Like pull up your list of all-time Kdrama faves (Secret Garden, You Who Came From the Stars, You’re Beautiful, Descendants of the Sun, etc.) and cross them all out because Goblin easily beats them to the #1 spot. That’s just how good this drama was.

Since, my review is simple- this is amazing, go watch it!- I am switching gears and turning this into a 5 Reasons Why You Have to Watch Goblin post.

1.The Genre

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A Goblin, a Grim Reaper, a girl who can see ghosts, and deities? Oh fck yasss. I am always intrigued with the fantasy genre because it gives shows a unique and slightly chilling twist. Not only is this a fantasy, it is also interlaced with amazing comedy, romance, and melo. I would also like to point out that this is a tvN drama, so you know it will be at least decent because of their previous hit dramas and willingness to try refreshing new storylines.

2.The Cast

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What makes a show about Goblins and Reapers even better? Ofc, when they are also hot as fck. I am crying over how perfect the drama line-up is TT_TT

Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook, Yoo In Na, and Kim Go Eun. I don’t think a cast can be more beautiful and talented than this, like this is the best it is ever going to get. I have watched the main casts’ other works and their acting was the seed that brought this storyline to life. You will also notice a few other gems in the supporting cast and cameos, which only adds to the drama’s awesomeness.

3.The Romance, or shall I say the Bromance?

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The bromance that was brewing between Goblin and Reaper was pure fcking gold, I was looking forward to their scenes more than I was for all the other love lines combined. How can 2 adult men that are hundreds of  years old still be so childish? They made me laugh and cry so much during the 16 episodes, that I’m pretty sure the emotional roller coaster ride I’ve been through left me severely damaged.

The chemistry between the 2 other love lines (Goblin and Eun Tak, Reaper and Sunny) is also spilling off the screen, so if you are not interested in the bromance (how can you not be tho), there is the sweet and sad romance between the leads to look forward to. There is none of that love-triangle/square/hexagon bull, just simple OTP romance. The age gap between Goblin, a man that looks to be about 30 years old, and Eun Tak, a high school student, may seem a little awkward at first, but I promise, you will soon get over it with their overpowering chemistry and storyline.

4.The Cinematography

This whole serious was filmed with beautiful camera work. I felt like I was indulging in a high-budget movie instead of a TV drama. The lighting and camera angles gives off that nostalgic, pure, and romantic feel. The graphics for the more magical sci-fi scenes were incorporated realistically. The locations they filmed at were stunning, think like buckwheat fields at night, the ocean on a stormy day, and the French-influenced Quebec, Canada.

 5.The OST

The entire OST, yes all damn 14 parts, was pure angel bells to the ears. The vocals (just to throw some names out there- Chanyoel EXO, Eddie Kim, Sam Kim, Roy Kim, Soyou Sistar, Ailee, Mamamoo, and so on) and the tunes threw scenes of the drama to the next fcking level. This OST has been topping several music charts for some time and this is really what finished the packaging to this amazing Kdrama. The OST is actually on my phone right now and it’s what I listen to as I reminisce about the series on my commute to school and work.

I give this drama a 10 out of 10. This drama is not just all fanatical creatures and sad romance. It also explored the deeper meaning behind life and death, and the speculated space and time between the two. It makes you see how fragile yet determined a life really is, and how beautiful life is despite the bad, evil and unfortunate. It also restores your belief that there just might be miracles in this world and that we are being protected by a supernatural beyond us all.

No matter if others may see the bad and the good that is done, it will be rewarded and punished accordingly when the appropriate time comes. It made me see that there is an order in this world and that there is a important fate in every being. It makes me rethink my actions and my surroundings. I am not a superstitious or religious person, like at all, but for me to develop perspectives like these from a drama, this goes to show how much impact and change Goblin has made on me.

Now that I’ve exposed my deep feelings for Goblin, tell me all about yours- did you enjoy this Kdrama as much as I did? and, if you haven’t watched it yet, well why the hell not?!

KBeauty Review: Skin Food Trouble Clear Spot Patch

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Today I’m back with a part 2 to my pimple patch reviews! The star of today’s review is Skin Food’s Trouble Clear Spot Patch (Somaderm Spots).

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Compared to my previous review of the Mamonde AC Balance Spot Patch, these are a bit pricier- I got these from TesterKorea.com for KRW 3,740 (which is like USD 3.24). These patches are packaged very nicely- they are resealable, so it keeps your patches freshhh~

There’s 24 patches in a pack and you can see that I’m almost done with this TT_TT the patches were sealed in another layer of clear wrapping, which shows Skin Food was very meticulous about keeping these babies fresh and clean. It’s not pictured (because I’ve been using the shit out of this pack), but the patches came in 3 different sizes (diameters of 0.75 cm, 1.00 cm, and 1.25 cm). For reference, the 3 patches that are remaining in the picture are of the largest size, 1.25 cm.

Inside is also a little manual that explains how this products works. Ofc it’s all in Korean, but it’s pretty self explanatory- place it on your pimple after washing your face and keep on for ~6-12 hours.

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The patches are thick, I would say like at least 2 or 3 times thicker than the Mamonde patches. They are also not transparent at all and have a off white tint. Thus, I tend to put these on my face at night, so no one stares at me like I unintentionally have something sticking on my face.

Because these are thicker, they work so much better in drawing out and absorbing acne secretion. For me, they work especially well on popped pimples. You can literally see the secretion that is absorbed into the patch when you peel them off in the morning, it turns the patch a deeper white (I know, this is sounds nasty as fck, I’m so sorry if you are eating as you read this). The patches also helps with swelling and closing up the acne wound.

If you have every tried using Cosrx’s Acne Pimple Master Patch, these are very very very similar to them- like from the packaging to the actual patches. On top of that, these are actually cheaper than the Cosrx patches by a dollar or so. The dollar you are saving adds up when you stock up in bulk, so gurl you know what to buy when you have the choice of Skin Food or Cosrx.

These are my favorite acne patches right now and I honestly have no cons to point out. I have been sticking these on my pimples at night and switching them out to thinner patches during the day. These patches are a life saver in helping me control my acne. I give these magical patches a 4.9 out of 5.

Part 1: Mamonde AC Balance Spot Patch

Part 3: TonyMoly AC Control Spot Patch