Get it Beauty

There must be something magical about Korean air, water or some magical element altogether that makes them have such flawless, glowy skin?

Reality check: I know they put a lot of effort into their skincare, taking care to double cleanse, never to tug on their skin, to drink water, special massaging techniques and whatnot. I try but for the love of god, the humidity and heat in Singapore makes it near impossible to have Korean-level skin. I do try though, just for the record.

I stumbled upon this YouTube channel called insitetv, it’s a korean wonderland of whatever. Food, beauty, fashion. For example, they’ve got recipe videos nestled alongside styling videos like this video series from Korean fashion icon Kim Na Young! It also has beauty and skincare videos like this makeup series and this gem that I want to share called Get It Beauty.

Get It Beauty is actually a Korean beauty show that airs on their cable TV, but unlike the Taiwanese versions, it places greater emphasis on sharing tips and know-how; the Taiwanese shows seem more concerned with revealing no-makeup faces of women to show how much makeup they slather on.

This Youtube channel only shows a particular section of the show called Talking Mirror. It’s where celebrities and other cool people sit in front of a mirror that, yes, really talks. The mirror asks them questions about how they upkeep their healthy skin. It also asks them to show their normal skincare or makeup routine. I love it because it’s extremely visual, which is great news for me since I’m a makeup rookie and I need slow, basic stuff. Korean makeup tends to be just that: simple and easy to do.

Peruse through the channel and good luck, you’ll spend nights in front of the laptop, transfixed on the videos hehe. Also, it’s a totally legitimate channel so there’s no fear about the videos getting taken down.

Here are my favourite Talking Mirror videos because they focus on a detailed skincare regimen and a classically simple makeup routine:

 

[Get it beauty-Talking mirror] Actress Park Eun-hye [겟잇뷰티 토킹미러] 박은혜편

 

[Get it beauty-Talking mirror] Rapper cheetah [겟잇뷰티 토킹미러] 치타

 

[Get it beauty-Talking mirror] Actress Jo yeo jung [겟잇뷰티 토킹미러] 조여정편

 

[Get it beauty-Talking mirror] Model Lee Hyun-yi [겟잇뷰티 토킹미러] 모델 이현이편

 

Have fun, and if you need a guide here are other series that you should look at:

1. Get It Beauty Palette

2.10 x Sweetem

3. Beauty Vlog

4. Choi Sora’s New York Fashion Life

5. Kim Nayoung’s 10,000 Like

 

Until then,

Denise

 

 

 

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My outfit inspiration is plateau-ing off and to be honest, it’s distressing. In my defense, summer school has such a fast and heavy curriculum it’s actually a wonder I’m not going to class without my lipstick or wearing my exam-jam-outfit-lethal-combo of my favourite oversized grey Gap sweater with baggy boyfriend jeans and my trusty Stan Smiths. I still do, but i have to neaten and structure it up because the Asian kids on campus are so well dressed they put me to shame. Think platform heels, skirts, blow-out hair, luxury tote carried in the nook of the arm (as one does obviously…) and perfectly porcelain made up faces.

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Spring Fling in Full Swing

Heads up: I’m still figuring out WordPress so if you want the link for the items in the pictures, click on it, then click comment. The link should appear then. Apologies!

 

Officially 25 hours since the end of my last paper and I’m finally able to settle down and relax. Ended my politics paper at 9pm and I’ve been non-stop packing and unpacking. Woke up nice and early at 0700 to move my whole life out of my beautiful, new and convenient dorm room up the treacherous hill to a smoke-y smelling and dingy temporary dorm room. Thankfully it’s only home for five days before I move to Vancouver for summer school (and hopefully forever)!

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I’m sorry, my brain’s not in. Please come back later.

37eb867cdefe1df3ce5ad7f11ffc0462   Just yesterday, my brain decided it couldn’t deal with any more nuggets of information about classical liberalism and whatnot so it decided to crash on me. Just as well, headed for a trip downtown with the girls to have a good ol’ western style dinner by the Okanagan Lake.  We were lucky enough to grab a window seat, where we could see the sun setting over the Okanagan Lake. Lady Luck was showering me with love yesterday. My hidden double eyelid finally decided to come out from hiding and show itself in all its splendour. That, coupled with the fact that I haven’t had the chance to dabble with makeup led me to experiment with eye makeup. If you didn’t already know, I am one of the biggest anti-fans of eye makeup. I love how it looks on other people but I have a bad tendency to rub my eyes/sweat it off/simply too lazy. Nevertheless, I attempted a look so subtle no one would be able to tell even if i rubbed some of it off. IMG_2384

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