First Taobao Haul of 2019 (With Links!)

♫ 莊心妍- 好可惜

It feels strange to be back on the blog after such a long hiatus. They say life always has ups and downs; so if 2018 was my high, then 2019 is definitely my low. It's devastating when somebody you loved suddenly becomes a total stranger, but as long as they're well and happy, that's all that matters. Or so that's what you tell yourself, as you listen to a bunch of sad songs on repeat.

Well, you're not here for a sob story. You're here to see what you can score from Taobao, so let's get to it.

South Korea Skincare & Makeup Haul (Plus Shopping Tips!)

♫ Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It?

Any skincare and beauty junkie who is going to South Korea will tell you this: make sure you bring a HUGE luggage bag so that you have enough space to haul back plenty of loot! For my first ever trip to South Korea this September, I brought along my largest suitcase (26") which was barely enough to fit all my things - and that's considering I didn't buy half as much as I thought I would!

That said, I think I still managed to lug back a substantial amount of skincare and makeup stuff. So, are you ready for my South Korea shopping haul? It's going to be a rather long one, so brace yourselves...

(Warning: Lots of photos ahead!)

Review: KLAVUU Urban Pearlsation Shimmer Eyeshadow in Rose Gold


I'll let you know if I ever get around to actually blogging about my Korea trip, but in the meantime, I just have to share with you this skincare and cosmetics brand that I discovered there.

This is an eyeshadow single from South Korean brand KLAVUU, and is part of their Urban Pearlsation Shimmer Eyeshadow makeup range. The shade I have here is Rose Gold, and it is absolutely beautiful. 😍 The two other eyeshadow ranges are Glitter and Matte.

Review: Bioré Bare Skin Cleansing Water (素肌つるるんクレンジングウォーター)

♫ Ed Sheeran - Perfect

I seriously need somebody to kick me once in a while and remind me to update my blog. 😅 Anyway, this was bought during my trip to Tokyo last year, and I just started using it several months ago. There's no English name for it, but this 素肌つるるんクレンジングウォーター from Bioré roughly translates into Bare Skin Cleansing Water.

Review: Mistine Maxi Black Liquid Eyeliner

♫ Bruno Mars -That's What I Like

You know what I like? Eyeliner. Liquid eyeliner.

After years of swearing by Japanese eyeliners, I think I might have found their match - at a much more affordable price point to boot.

D.I.Y. - Panasonic LX5 Camera Rubber Grip Replacement

♫ Macklemore - Glorious (ft. Skylar Grey)

My trusty Panasonic Lumix LX5 has been with me for about 7 years now, and as you can imagine, it's been through a lot. It's a battle-scarred warrior that has seen its fair share of vacation scenery (although these days I rely a lot more on my phone to take photos when travelling), events, selfies, and product shots. Understandably, wear and tear happens, especially on the softer parts.