The Lipstick Tag

Hello again SanSeoulites! I am finally back to having a small amount of free time so I can share my super awesome blog posts with you all. I was tagged in this post by Chubbychicsdiary and I absolutely L-O-V-E her blog. It’s almost like having a penpal. Yes, I am showing my age here. Who doesn’t remember having one in school & being so excited to learn about someone else’s life? Now onto the fun part.

The Rules
1.TAG 3 bloggers to answer these same questions.
2.Those bloggers will TAG 3 more bloggers of their choice with the same questions & rules.
3.No tag backs

The Questions

1. How many lipsticks do you own?

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I have 17. It’s such a small collection, but even then it is taking forever to make my way through this stash.

2. What was your first ever lipstick?

When I was younger my first was the drugstore brand NYX. As I got older my first fancy lippie was from Estee Lauder. My wallet may have cried as a teenager, but I felt luxurious. (Sidenote: I grew up in a small town and there was no such thing as Sephora or MAC. *gasp*)

3. What is your most worn lipstick?

On a daily basis when I am in a rush I usually reach for one of my Tarte lipsticks if I am going for a nude or natural color. If I am feeling more adventureous then I usually gravitate towards Memebox.

4. What is your favorite brand for lipsticks?

I love my MAC lipstick so much that I don’t want to use it. I discovered it when I had my make-up done for graduation & I fell in love.

5. What is your favorite finish?

I love glossy, but I think my hubby makes it a mission to remove it from my lips so I usually just stick with matte.

6. What is the last lipstick you bought?

The last one I received was Vivito from the Soothing Sista X Memebox collaboration when I lucked out during a restock party so it has been a few months.

7. How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?

I usually carry whatever lipstick I’m currently wearing or my lip balm from Banila Co.

8. What lipstick do you use to rock a red lip?

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I alternate between two. The first is from Etude House and you can catch the review I did here. The second is from Memebox. I was actually very surprised at the quality when I received these. They have a smooth application and are pretty long lasting.

9. How do you store your lipsticks?

I have my cute acrylic case & I make it work even though I think it was meant for nail polish.

10. What lip products are you currently lusting over?

I have been wanting to try the Berrisom My Lip Tint Pack. You apply it to your lips, wait, & then peel it off for lasting color! It looks like so much fun.

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I hope you all have enjoyed The Lipstick Tag! There are so many people I would choose so with that being said…I nominate everyone reading this!!

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NU’EST Concert Experience in Dallas

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***This is the first guest post as part of a K-pop Experience series. Please show this new author some love and comment below. If you would like to learn more about Nu’est members you may view a band profile page here***

Written by: Erika R.

After I finally returned home from Dallas, finished homework and had some time off from work I am finally able to write about the Nu’est concert.

A month before the concert, it was announced another Kpop concert was happeneing in Dallas. The first line up of the summer was going to be Nu’est. Now I am not a diehard fan of Nu’est but as a Kpop fan I felt the need to support all Kpop groups coming to Texas. The concert was held by MyMusicTaste at Gilley’s in Dallas’s Downtown area. I purchased my VIP ticket, which included early entry and a meet and greet, and planned my trip. About a week before the concert MyMusicTaste had decided to make the General Admission tickets free to those in line up to 1400 people after VIP ticket holders entered the venue. I expected fans would begin to line up in the early afternoon hoping to get the chance to see Nu’est perform. For those who were there early in line as a special treat Aron passed out water to those waiting in the Texas sun!!! I arrived later to the venue so I missed that excitement. I stood in the VIP line chatting with fans and watching the excitement outside.

Once we were allowed in to the venue, the excitement in the air grew with anticipation. I talked with fans that were squished in front of the stage next to me. They each told me about their love for Nu’est, which member was their Bias and how excited they were to get the chance to see them in concert. Once the lights dimmed and the boys came on stage the atmosphere of the fans intensified. I watched in awe of Nu’est, they sang so well and their dancing was on point. I became a bigger fan as the concert went on, with their interactions with the fans who wouldn’t be? I swear Minhyun and Ren winked and smiled in my direction but who knows who it was really for, let’s just say it was for all of us.

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After the concert the meet and greet included a signing and a picture with the members. First we lined up for the autograph session then went a second time around for the pictures. I took my Re:birth album for them to sign. First was Minhyn then Ren, JR, Aron and Baekho as we went through for signatures. Ren said the most, “I love you” and I think something about cute smile not really sure I was lost in the moment but I do remember him telling my friend she was “so cute!” During my photo with 4 other fans, I stood next to Aron with his arm around me smiled and threw up the peace sigh. It was great, Nu’est was great!

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Afterwards fans were waiting outside for them to get into their car and leave. My phone had died and I was done for the night so I decided it was time to call it a night. However, I happened to leave the same time as the boy’s vehicles and at the stop light they actually pulled up right next to me with their window down. I could hear them talking but I was too shocked and embarrassed to look over at them. If only my phone hadn’t died or I would have snapped a picture. I was glad I went to see Nu’est, it was a great concert experience and I can’t wait for them to come again.

 

The Versatile Blogger Award

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First off I wanted to say thank you  to Rubie’s Life for nominating me this award! Muchas gracias!

Rules for the versatile Award

  1. Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy. 2. Include a link to their blog. 3. Next, select 11 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. 4. Nominate those 11 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link back to the post on your site announcing their nomination. 5. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

7 things about me:

  1. I am a make up noob – I love it, but my hands lack the coordination needed to be super fancy. I guess that is part of the reason I absolutely love skincare! Better skin = less make up.
  2. My eyes change color.
  3. I have started my own eat healthier challenge. No fast food, no sodas, & trying to make better choices. My body is my temple.
  4. I love all kinds of Asian cuisine! (Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Pinoy, etc.)
  5. I have a Bachelor’s degree. Yup, I can say I’m edu-ma-cated now. LOL
  6. I watch animes and k-dramas to relax.
  7. I love exploring my city and networking!

Here are the 11 nominations for bloggers who deserve this award!

I nominate:                                                                                                     

Charlotte’s Web: a beauty blog

Fierce Villain

Chantal and Shekinah

Chubbychicsdiary

Polished Couture

Thriftygeekymom

Seoulpanda

Ririereirei

Blossom

Korean Skin Care Curious?

FilipinoInsideOut

Well that’s all for today. Have fun & pass the award along.

XOXO!

Blog for SanSeoul

JOINSANSEOUL

I am currently looking for guest bloggers for the following categories:

Fashion

Kbeauty

Kdrama

Kpop (Concert reviews, news/gossip, opinions)

***All articles must be submitted for approval.

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K-drama 101

The world of k-dramas can be daunting for beginners. What do you watch? How has everyone seen the same ones? The lead actor looks strangely similar to my bias. Welcome to dramaland. You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.

Let’s start with the basics. You will often hear the term Hallyu which stands for the Korean cultural wave. Many dramas only consist of a single season which is usually around 20 or so episodes. Part of the reason these dramas are so popular are because they are so short. Many Korean dramas have several titles for the same shows, but this is mostly because of translation within different countries.

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Top left to right: Emergency Couple and My Love From Another Star

Bottom left to right: Heirs and Birth of a Beauty

Where to watch:

DramaFever is a free mobile app, but they also offer a subscription that allows you to use a device like Apple TV to stream directly to your television. You can even choose what language you would like for subtitles.

Netflix and Hulu Plus are both subscription services that many people already have. Hulu Plus even has a genre just for Korean dramas!

Soompi also offers free shows or premium service.

There are more sites, but I listed these because they are legal & will be virus free.

While some dramas may be deemed cheesy or just plain bad it seems like everyone has seen certain ones. So let’s give into peer pressure and join in!

10 Cult favorites:

My Love From Another Star

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Heirs

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Boys over flowers

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Coffee prince

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Master’s sun

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Rooftop Prince

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The Moon Embracing the Sun

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Empress Ki

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5 Personal favorites:

Emergency Couple

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Birth of a Beauty

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Sweden Laundry

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To the Beautiful You

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A Gentleman’s Dignity

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The Sisterhood of the World Award

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I was nominated for this award by Rubie’s Life & I’m pretty sure that if we lived closer that we would be best friends! It’s hard to find girls who enjoy being fashionable, but still likes videogames, anime, & yummy food! (I don’t ask for much in my friends) tumblr_inline_mqbyznc0zS1qz4rgp

The Rules

tumblr_inline_n00bhagULw1qid2nwThank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site

tumblr_inline_n00bhagULw1qid2nwPut the award logo on your blog

tumblr_inline_n00bhagULw1qid2nwAnswer the ten questions sent to you

tumblr_inline_n00bhagULw1qid2nwMake up ten new questions for your nominees to answer

tumblr_inline_n00bhagULw1qid2nwNominate seven blogs

 

The Questions

  1. What’s your next vacation?

I have always wanted to visit the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. It just looks like it would be so much fun.

2. Favorite make up you cannot live without?

A girl can never go wrong with a good lippie! Lipstick always makes me feel complete.

3. What’s your fashion style?

Classic casual. I tend to lean towards looks that will last for awhile. Now I am taking the time to invest in quality pieces.

4. Dream job?

Owning my own business hands down. I am a very determined person so hopefully that is a dream that will come true!

5. Videogames. What are you playing at this time?

I am currently playing Borderlands the Pre – Sequel, although at the moment I think Borderlands 2 was better.

6. Besides internet, what do you like to do in your spare time?

What’s spare time? LOL When I do find a moment I usually relax by catching up on my favorite k-dramas.

7. Reincarnation – what animal were you in a past life?

I would have to say a horse. I always loved them & thought that their eyes were so expressive.

8. Favorite anime and why.

Sailor Moon. It was one of the first that I had ever seen. I was a part of the Toonami generation. LOL Honestly I loved the magic, girl power, & anything having to do with space. This led me to discover the mangas & the subbed versions so I could see the original storyline. Now I see Sailor Moon & it is just part of my childhood.

9. Favorite make up look.

I tend to keep a natural look. It’s not that I wouldn’t mind being more daring, but making my hands cooperate is another story.

10. You pick up your phone in the AM, first thing you look through.

I usually check my email which is 99% spam.

The Nominations

Soydou

Not a Beauty Guru

Peach Milky Tea

Polished by Amy

Filipino Inside Out

Korean Skin Care Curious

Dream Girl Dream

The Questions

1. What foreign country would you like to live in?

2. Do you have more friends online or in real life?

3. Favorite tv shows?

4. What is one item that you could not live without?

5. Do you blog for fun or is it a career?

6. Favorite music genre?

7. Do you believe in reincarnation?

8. What is the strangest question you have been asked during a job interview?

9. Chocolate or vanilla?

10. Where do you see yourself five years from now?

I can’t wait to see everyone’s replies. Until next time my dear SanSeoulites heart gifheart gif

25 Get To Know Me Questions

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I found this posted by Blossom (everything there is super cute, go check it out) and I figured I could answer these questions too!

1. What is your middle name?                                                                                          

My middle name is Sherri (pronounced Cherie). My biggest pet peeve is when people call me Sherry. I blame my mother for the spelling. Lol

2. What was favourite subject at school?

In high school I loved history, but in college I enjoyed fashion merchandising & textile classes.

3. What is your favourite drink?                                                                                      

 I’m a huge fan of peach tea! I looove it.

4. What is your favourite song at the moment?                                                           

Can You Feel My Heart by Bring Me the Horizon. Go listen & I bet you will fall in love with it too.

5. What is your favourite food?  

 If I want to eat somewhat healthy then I tend to gravitate towards Korean cuisine, but Mexican food is my favourite hands down, I am taken right back to my childhood with an enchilada plate plus a side of rice & beans. ♡

6.  What is the last thing you bought?                                                                   

TonyMoly sheet masks from Urban Outfitters.

7. Favourite book of all time?                                                                                            

I enjoy the works of Gregory Maguire. Some of my favourites include Wicked & Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister.

8. Favourite colour?                                                                                                      

Purple & blue always make me happy.

9. Do you have any pets?                                                                                                  

I have one dog named Riley who we rescued from a shelter eight years ago. He may be getting older, but he is the best dog I could ask for.

10. Favourite perfume?                                                                                                   

I’m a fan of Noir Tease by Victoria’s Secret.

11. Favourite holiday?                                                                                        

Halloween! Who doesn’t love getting to dress up!?

12. Are you married?                                                                                                    

Yes, I have been married for over three years now. We have two boys as well & trust me they all keep me on my toes!

13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?                                    

I have only been out of the country a handful of times. I used to frequent many of the border towns in Mexico. We would go the doctor or spend the day shopping. It was a lot of fun as a kid.

14. Do you speak any other language?                                                                              

I speak some Spanish or a mix of Spanglish/Tex-Mex here, but I am starting to learn Korean.

15. How many siblings do you have?

 I have a sister, half-brother, stepsister, & stepbrother so in all two brothers & two sisters.

16. What is your favourite shop?                                                                                

Forever 21 and Top Shop.

17. Favourite restaurant?                                                                                            

Jacalas (a local Mexican restaurant)

18. When was the last time you cried?                                                                         

Honestly I don’t know, I am not a fan of crying.

19. Favourite blog?                                                                                                     

There are so many, in fact, I may do a blog showcase later!

20. Favourite movie?                                                                                                  

Memoirs of a Geisha & Spirited Away

21. Favourite TV shows?                                                                                                                              

I mostly watch k-dramas (I’m currently watching Sweden Laundry & Roommates, along with Hyde, Jekyll, & I). As far as American shows I like Archer, Bob’s Burgers, Simpsons, & American Dad. See the pattern? Crude humor, I know. Ha!

22. PC or Mac?                                                                                                               

PC all the way!

23. What phone do you have?                                                                                                                                  

I have the Iphone 6 & I love it.

24. How tall are you?                                                                                                         

I’m 5’5″, just average I suppose.

25. Can you cook?                                                                                                           

Yes, I can definitely cook. I have my share of Pinterest fails too, but hey who doesn’t?

Please feel free to answer these questions as well, I hope you all enjoyed getting to know a little more about me.

The Liebster Award

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I am very excited to write this post because I am what I like to call a newborn blogger. That is newer than a newbie, but in time I will learn & I will grow. This award is chosen by other bloggers & the rules are very simple to follow as you can see below:

  • Answer the questions given by the nominator
  • Nominate 11 blogs with less than 200 followers (I’m ambitious so I did 12)
  • Create 11 questions for the nominees to answer
  • Let the bloggers you have nominated know via their blogs/ social media

The Nominees

http://www.withlovehilaria.com/

https://cdnbeautygeek.wordpress.com/

https://indianfashionandstyle.wordpress.com/

http://theannamatedlife.com/

https://rubieslife.wordpress.com/

http://hwaitingblog.com/

https://subscriptionboxtruths.wordpress.com/

https://dreamgirldream.wordpress.com/

https://thebeautybeanery.wordpress.com/

https://alltheselotionsandpotions.wordpress.com/

https://koreanskincarecurious.wordpress.com/

http://gettingfitwithfido.com/

 

 My Answers

What is the one make-up item you can’t go without? 

I could not go without my Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara. They are a cruelty free brand & this mascara draws attention to my eyes instead of the bags under them. Not a bad deal for $20!

Favorite Drugstore brand?

Right now I’m in love with Korean make up. It has to be a tie between Etude House & Banila Co., but Maybelline is a definite favorite stateside. I tend to pick up their BB cream or eyeliner to hold me over if I’m waiting for other products. I think it’s a great brand for everyday wear.

Favorite High-End brand?

After sitting down for a consultation & having my make-up done for graduation I am a new fan of MAC. I went for a matte look since I needed something to last for hours & this did the trick. It lasted all day & my photos came out great! That’s all the proof I needed.

Bold or minimal eye make-up?

Minimal, but that is mostly because I am a total make-up noob. Yup, I love so many dramatic looks, but getting my hands to cooperate & make it happen is another story. In minimal make-up I always feel good because I still look like me; I’m just a little enhanced.

Favorite song at the moment?

I currently can’t stop dancing to Thinking About You by Loco feat Jay Park. It’s in the k-hip hop genre so go check it out & prepare to fall in love too!

Favorite shop for clothes?

Forever 21 & Agaci are my go to shops around town, but I do enjoy thrift stores & checking out Top Shop online.

Tea or Coffee?

Tea all the way! I’m a huge fan of Tazo teas & it is one of the few things I will actually drink if I happen upon a Starbucks.

One place in the world you want to visit?

South Korea!!!! I think I might go into shock if I ever go. So much k-pop, k-drama, skincare & cosmetics & OMG the food! See I’m super excited. For now I have to check out Korean establishments locally, but someday I will make it there.

Best food to snack on?

Lindor truffles are my guilty pleasure. 🙂 Got to love chocolate!

Blog goals for 2015?

I just started blogging so I want to get the hang of everything. I hope that I am able to gain a following & that people enjoy seeing a glimpse of my world.

3 Celebrity crushes?

I like my rainbows how I like my men – one in every color hahaha! I kid. I kid. Seriously though does it hurt to be so gorgeous!? I think the common denominator would be personality types. I like guys who have a sense of humor & carry themselves well. (My husband is very lucky to be all of those things!) ^_^

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Getting to see Shemar Moore is one of the perks of watching Criminal Minds.

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Lee Dong-Wook who I first saw him on the Korean show called Roommate. He seems very down to earth & has a great sense of humor. Once I discovered he’s an actor I had to check out his dramas.

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Jensen Ackles who is probably better known as Dean Winchester from Supernatural. He plays the part of the cool older brother, but he is a surprisingly sensitive soul.

 

My questions for the nominees.

  1. Favorite make-up brand (can be drugstore or high-end)?
  2. How would you describe your fashion style?
  3. Favorite shop for clothes?
  4. Which takes more focus in your beauty routine: skincare or make up?
  5. If you could have any career in the world, what would that be?
  6. What is your favorite song of all time?
  7. One place in the world you want to visit?
  8. Favorite meal?
  9. Favorite television series?
  10. What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?
  11. 3 Celebrity crushes?

Now I pass it on to others who I hope will have as much fun answering these questions as I did.

That’s all for now my dear SanSeoulites!  heart gif

 

The men you love to hate in Birth of a Beauty

You can call it second male lead syndrome or a love for bad boys with the hope they can be fixed, but O-M-G these two can make you forget all about their evil murderous ways. First up we have Jung Gyu-Woon as Lee Kang-Joon the husband/ex-husband of the beautiful Sara (formerly Sa Geum-Ran) who not only cheated on the poor woman, but ran her car off the road in an attempt to kill her so he create a new life with his mistress. Tsk. Tsk. Just look at that face. I can’t say that I blame Sara one bit. At first I would have fell for him too, especially when he proceeds to date his ex-wife who had plastic surgery and is now unrecognizable. He falls for the woman who is comfortably familiar, but still new and exciting. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I don’t see that happily-ever-after thing working out for our Lee Kang-Joon.

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Pros:

  • Easy on the eyes I repeat EZ on the eyes.
  • Head of company because no drama is complete without the financially stable villain.
  • Charming (well as charming as Prince Charming a la’ Shrek).

Cons:

  • Attempted murder (I would say that’s a deal breaker, yes?)
  • C-R-A-Z-Y

Next on our list may be my new bias. Be still my heart. Han Sang-Jin as Han Min-Hyeok the evil half brother of our main character Han Tae Hee and the illegitimate heir to Winner Group. These two men work together while Han Min-Hyeok is definitely the alpha male who calls the shots. Birth of a Beauty toys with our emotions by making us believe that he is just another wealthy lonely man looking for someone to love. He becomes smitten with Sara (like all the other men on the show) and tries to win her affection. His family has a tragic back story & you want to cheer him on, but once he discovers the truth he choses to embrace the evil that has always surrounded him.  While he is a calculated businessman I must give props for his brilliant mind. Our Han Min-Hyeok is cold alright – cold as ice.

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PROS:

  • The man knows how to rock a suit.
  • Power – he has it & he knows it.
  • Wealthy (because every villain needs funds hun)
  • Gorgeous! Whew!

CONS:

  • Cold & calculated.
  • He “chooses” to be evil.
  • Attempts to kill his brother. (No!!!)
  • Power – quite the double edged sword for this category.

Who’s your favorite bad guy in dramaland?