Innisfree Bija Trouble Cleansing Gel & Bija Trouble Facial Foam

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hello, lovelies! (This is my 600th post! Yay!) I'm a big fan of double cleansing with oil and foam. I previously used the Innisfree Green Tea cleansing Oil which I absolutely loved but since I recently ran out of it I decided to try something new since my skin has been breaking out recently. I'm pretty sure my previously used cleansing oil doesn't have anything to do with it, but I decided to try out The bijou Trouble Cleansing Gel and Cleansing foam which targets so called 'trouble' skin aka acne, impurities etc.

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First we have the bijou trouble cleansing gel. I've actually never tried a cleansing gel before so I was pretty curious about this product. It comes in a standard bottle with a pump and contains 150ml of product.

The description and directions are all written on the back of the bottle, including the complete list of ingredients for those of you who want to know exactly what it contains. Amongst others, it contains natural ingredients such as salicylic acid, panduratin and rose crystal that helps to relieve skin trouble.


This is currently the very first product I use in my daily skin care routine, followed by the facial foam. The gel is quite thick which makes it a bit hard to apply unless you use a lot. I usually have to dispense about 2-3 pumps for a smooth application.

It thoroughly removes all makeup including eye makeup and it leaves my skin super clean and fresh.

However, I don't recommend using it for removing eye makeup since it does sting a bit if it gets into your eyes and it's probably not suited for the sensitive skin around your eyes since it targets impurities and such.

It also has a slight cooling effect which is really refreshing. 
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Next we have the Bija trouble facial foam. This one comes in a simple tube which also contains 150ml of product.

Here are the directions of use and ingredients. It contains naturally derived ingredients like salicylic acid to remove dead skin cells, is enriched with torrey a seed oil from Jeju Island for a powerful healing effect and is also loaded with nutmeg to improve skin quality. It's also free from parabens, synthetic colorants and artificial fragrances.

       
The foam is quite thick as well but incredibly smooth and pleasant to apply. You only need to use a teeny tiny bit of product to achieve a smooth and refined lather. This foam has an even stronger cooling effect, but it's not overwhelming. This one I would also not recommend to use to remove eye makeup since it can sting if it gets into your eyes!

Verdict
I absolutely love these cleansing products, especially the foam. It leaves my skin clear, smooth and healthy looking! Products like these can tend to make skin feel dry, but it doesn't make my skin feel dry at all, only fresh and moisturised. They have a pretty nice and refreshing scent as well. I don't know exactly how to explain it but I would say that it smells a little bit like mint and medicine (haha?).

Both of these products claim to control blemishes and relieve skin trouble. I haven't really noticed a big difference in my skin yet, but It has helped a lot with red spots and the likes but my clogged pores are still pretty bad. I don't really expect my clogged pores to get much better from using these but I'll wait and see if these cleansing products can actually make a difference in that department.

In any case, I'm really happy with these products and I can't wait to try out the rest of the products from this line!

What are you favourite cleansing products? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you for reading and bye for now~

Puppyhood and Pet Café

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Hello, lovelies! First of all, It's been a looong time since I last made a post... Sorry about that! This is because of several reasons; one of them being that taking care of a puppy consumes a lot of time. Anyhow, I finally have the opportunity to give you a little update about what me and Cookie have been up to.

Cookie is growing up really fast (he's about 7 months old now) and he's learned and experienced a lot so far. He's met a lot of people and he really likes people in general, however, he hasn't really had the opportunity to meet a lot of dogs yet. The area I live in is family friendly and I live close to a park so I always see at least 2 dogs and their owners whenever I take Cookie for a walk. However, he's always scared to approach other dogs by himself and I'm usually too shy to ask the owners if we can try to let them play together haha... So my boyfriend told me about a Pet/dog café close by where we live so we there together with Cookie to try to make some friends for him.

Before I talk about the Pet Café here are some of my favorite pictures of Cookie so you can see how he has grown and changed since I got him. Check out my previous post to see what Cookie looked like when we picked him up (He was so so fluffy! ㅠㅠ)
           

There are tons of Pet cafés everywhere in Seoul but since there's one really close to where I live I simply just went there. The layout of the place is really simple but the atmosphere is nice. It's an open space with a small counter where you have to order your drink (The beverages are on the pricier side but there are no other fees) and the seating areas are all up against the wall. Some people come there to bring their dogs so they can play with the dogs in the café whilst some people just come there to play with the dogs that are already there. In the pictures below are a couple out of the many other cute doggies who live at that Café!

           

Unfortunately I don't have any pics of the Café itself, but I will definitely visit many more times and take more pics for you!

Pet cafés aren't really a thing in Sweden (I'm pretty sure I've only seen 1 'Pet Café' in Sweden in my entire life) so it's really nice to have so many here in Seoul and even one that is so close to where I live. Are there pet cafés or other places for pets and their owners to hang out where you live? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading and bye for now lovelies~

Chungmuro Pet Street & Buying a Puppy

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hi, lovelies! I love pets (let's be real, who doesn't?) and I always wanted to go to Chungmuro Pet Street here in Seoul ever since I first heard about it last year. In Sweden, there aren't really any kind of pet shops where they sell kittens and puppies like the stores here in Seoul do. The Pet Shops in Sweden usually only have small rodents, birds and reptiles. If you want to get a puppy in Sweden you have to go directly to a breeder or kennel. So, I was really excited about going to Chungmuro Pet Street since it's something that is completely new to me. I didn't want to go to Chungmuro alone so my friend promised me that we'll go there together, but since both of us were busy we never had the chance to go, that is, until last week.

I originally only wanted to go there to look at cute puppies and to make a blog post about it, but I've been living in Seoul for 8 months now and I have all intention to stay here. Ever since I came to Seoul I wanted to get a puppy, and since I'm finally settling down in a bigger apartment that allows pets, I thought that It's finally time to get one.

First of all, to get to Chungmuro Pet Street, you take the Subway Line 3 or 4 to Chungmuro Station. If you go out from Exit 8, you just go straight and all of the pet shops will be on your left side. You can also go out from Exit 1 (which is on the opposite side of the street from Exit 8), but as far as I know there is only 1 pet shop on that side.


This is what 1 side of the street looks like (Along Exit 8). I didn't take any pictures that show the full inside of the shops, but if you just look a little bit closer inside the windows you can get a general idea of what it looks like. Most of the pet shops here look pretty much the same, tho some are smaller whilst some are a lot bigger.

When we got there, we just went straight inside the first pet store. We told the owner what breeds I was interested in, and then they showed us the ones they got. If you're interested in a puppy, every pet store usually has a separate table where they put the puppy (or kitten) in an open 'box' so you can sit (or stand) and interact with the puppy after sanitizing your hands (You should always ask the owner if it's OK to pet/hold the puppy) while the shop owner gives you general information about the puppy, its traits and how to care for it. We went to one store after another and repeated the same process several times.

It's definitely easy to tell which breeds are the most popular. I can, with confidence, say that Pomeranian definitely is the most popular breed. Every single store had at least 2-3 Pomeranians and some stores had up to 4-5, each one in a different color. Some other popular breeds I saw a lot were Maltese, Japanese Spitz, Poodle, Corgi, Chihuahua, different types of Terriers, etc. Mostly small breeds, but I also saw some Golden Retriever and Husky puppies.

    
I was 100% sure that I wanted either a Pomeranian or a Pug. The pups that really caught my eye was this black Pug (top) and the grey shaded Pomeranian (bottom). It was actually difficult to find pugs. Out of all the stores we went to we only found 3 pugs and only 1 of them was black (If I would get a pug I really wanted a black one). The pug was also much more expensive compared to most of the Pomeranian which I totally understand since they apparently aren't very common.

Just look at that little sleepyhead. How can I not love him?


This is the only pet shop we could find on the other side of the street and the last one we visited. It loos big from the outside but it was not. I actually saw a puppy I liked in there and we asked some questions, but the staff was super rude and we weren't even allowed to take pictures, so we just left.

After we checked out all of the stores we could find and met many different puppies, we went to a close-by cafe so I could make up my mind. I fell really hard for the grey-shaded pomeranian and the black pug. I had a really hard time to decide between the two since both of them were absolutely lovely.


Well, If you follow my Instagram you would already know that I decided to adopt this lovely grey-shaded Pomeranian. I don't know why, but I just had the feeling that he was the right one for me. I've only had him for a few days and love him to bits. I just know that I made the right choice. I'm currently working on a post about the first days of Puppyhood, so stay tuned for that!

As a last note, I want to mention that I did do some research before I bought a puppy at a pet store and I found out that a lot of people actually are against these kinds of pet shops. Instead, they encourage people to adopt pets from shelters. I was considering to adopt a pet from a shelter at first, but for several reasons I ended up getting my pup at a pet shop. I don't know how the pet industry works here, but from what I could see, all of the stores were very clean, the hygiene was strict, and the staff cared well for the pets there. Every single pet I saw was healthy and playful.

What is your opinion about this? Would you prefer to get your pet at a pet shop or a shelter? Why? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading and bye for now, lovelies~

RinRin Doll x Galaxxxy NEOLOLITA

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Hi lovelies! Galaxxxy did a collaboration with RinRin Doll quite a while ago and it's absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately, last time I checked most of the items were already sold out in the colors I wanted. Even though I'm super late, it's just too cute not to share.


This sweater in lavender is my absolute favorite from this collaboration.






You can see more pictures and check out the items in their online shop.

Laptop Problems and Moving

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hi, lovelies! Long time no see. I just want to apologize for being so inactive on this blog. I don't think I've mentioned it on here before, but I've had some problems with both of my laptops which is why I couldn't make any new posts.

Right now, I'm living at my friend's place since I will be moving to a new apartment next month, close to the area he lives in. They have plenty of computers and laptops so while I'm here I can finally start blogging more again, especially since I have the place to myself for about 10 hours a day. I mean, I'm not very familiar with the area and I have a puppy to look after (I'll tell you more about that in a future post), so there's not really much else I can do anyway. I have a lot to tell you and there are so many things I want to do with both my blog and Youtube Channel, so please stay tuned for that.

Thanks for reading and bye for now, lovelies


Dolly Wink Eyelash Case (Purple)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hi, lovelies! I've always been a big fan of Dolly Wink cosmetics and the design of their products. I used to have their old eyelash case with the pink and black polka dot design, but it has become completely worn out, so yeah. I got myself the eyelash case with the newer design from Dolly Wink. I already wanted it the first time I saw it and I honestly don't know why I didn't get it sooner. 
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I found some Dolly Wink cosmetics here in Seoul but I couldn't find this case, so I simply got it on eBay. 

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The pattern design is so cute, right? I absolutely love the lovely lavender color too. I think this pattern is a lot prettier and more unique than the old one, but the design of the case itself is pretty much the same.

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These are my favourite top and bottom lashes, Dolly Wink No.2 Sweet Girly and No.13 Baby Cute. This case can fit a huge amount of lashes if you want (unless you want everything to look really neat like in this picture). I currently keep pretty much every pair of lashes I use in there. Where do you store your falsies? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading and bye for now~