June 20, 2017

life lately 5/2017

Hi there ~ It's been a while since my previous post. I just haven't found any time to update as I started a new job in May and I've been so busy with that one. For the summer I'm working at a grocery store as a cashier but compared to my previous part-time job now I have at least 20 hours in a week. Last week I had almost 40 hours and I was so tired I just wanted to sleep after work.

In addition to that I also was studying for the university entrance exams and now that's finally over ! I still have to wait 10 more days until I know if I get accepted to any schools or not. That's it for the life update and now it's time to update you guys more on what I did during the month of May. If you follow me on instagram you might have seen these already.

In the beginning of May I went to Korea House (once again) with my friend. I'm drooling so much as I'm looking at the photo of my food :D I had chicken bulgogi (닭불고기) and OMG it was sooo good. I also ordered some extra kimchi because I love kimchi. That day was so sunny and warm so we decided to walk a bit. I must have looked like a tourist taking photos of the Helsinki Cathedral but I had never seen it up so close even tho I live so near Helsinki... :D

I love the Finnish spring/summer when it's getting warm and everything is starting to bloom. I really was born into a wrong country LOL there's nothing I hate more than cold, dull and dark weather - which is Finland 99% time of the year.

On the Mother's Day we went to O'Learys for a family dinner. My sister works there so we got 40% discount thanks to her and OMG the food was so good. I devoured everything and I still would have had more space for that ice cream. 

Yup, it snowed in the beginning of May and I'm not even joking ! It luckily melted away soon and the spring officially arrived and so did summer too. As I've been working and the morning shifts at my work starts at 6.10AM or 8.30AM (Sundays) I have to get up at 4AM. If it wasn't for the summer and the fact that it's already bright that time I wouldn't be able to get up that early. Luckily I'm working for the summer only because my body and mind honestly can't wake up at 4AM for more than 3 days in a row. And after that I need to recharge myself with 12+ hours of sleep.

And the highlight of the month - watching k-drama after a long time ! As I was busy with studying I didn't really have time to watch anything so I started to binge watch as soon as I had any extra time :D Tunnel was soooo good ! I highly recommend it if you're into time-travel, psychological crime stuff and comedy.

June 06, 2017

My Top 10 Korean Songs of 2016 2nd Half ♪♪

Holy crap ! I had totally forgotten to publish this post... :D I had written this one back in January or February but I forgot to press the publish button and realized it only now... So this post is like 5-6 months late... Oh well better late than never I guess? Anyhow as the title suggests - it's time for another Korean music related post. It's time for My Top 10 Korean Songs of 2016 2nd Half. This post covers the releases from July to December 2016. The first half of 2016 can be found here. As usual the songs aren't in any specific order. Are there any of your faves on my list?

WONDER GIRLS - Why So Lonely

I've always been a fan of Wonder Girls ever since I got to know their music better. I was so hyped up when they released new music after a long time and I really liked this reggae band vibe they have going on in this song. It's such a shame that they have now disbanded but all good things must come to an end at some point I guess. I still hope they would do more music ;W; Their songs will never get old and the group will be missed so much. I'm sure of that.

NCT 127 - Fire Truck

I think the music video is quite nicely done - for a SM Entertainment music video at least. I really like the song a lot. At first I didn't really like it but as I kept listening to it all the time it grew on me. I've liked their songs ever since their debut. This isn't their best song in my opinion but despite that it's really good. I don't count myself as their fan because I don't really know anything about the members or the group - I just appreciate their music.

NADA - Seorae Village

I don't know how many of you guys have heard about a group called WA$$UP. They debuted on 2013 and their debut song was so cringe-y and bad I couldn't take them seriously. I still somehow liked how their style was different from the usual kpop girl groups so I kinda kept them as my "guilty pleasure" group. They do have so many good songs also tho. Until this day they are super underrated in my opinion.

Anyhow Nada is/was a member of the group and she left last year. If you have watched Unpretty Rapstar 3rd season you might have seen her there. I watched it and I was so glad I watched it. She seems to have finally gotten some recognition after the show and seems like she has found the style that fits her. I really like the song and it's super catchy. The MV is also quite funny and quirky. 

FT ISLAND - Take Me Now

2017 marks the 10th year of one of my all time favorites - FT ISLAND - so I had to include them in. I absolutely love all of their albums and songs and everything. If you ask me who is the best Korean vocalist I'd say Lee Hong Ki because he is for sure one of the best vocalists in Korea. Take Me Now is a bit harder stuff from what I remember their usual music is. I'm glad they're still going on strong and still and I hope they'll be able to continue to do music for the next 10 years as well.

I love everything in this band and you should love them too. Please make sure to watch the song with the subtitles on so you'll get a better understanding on the song :) I'm still waiting for the day when they decides to do a world tour and I will get a chance to see them live. 

CODE KUNST - Beside Me (feat. BewhY, YDG, Suran)

Until this song was released I had no idea who or what Code Kunst is. Anyhow I'm super glad I found his music. It's just pure art. I haven't heard much of his works yet but I will have to check out his other stuff also. This song and MV features BewhY, Yang Dong Geun and Suran and their voices fits the song so well. It's pure art as I already said but I just thought I need to say it again. There are so many feels and emotions in the song that I don't even know how to describe how good it is.

RED VELVET - Russian Roulette

Red Velvet is another SM group whose music I really appreciate and like all of the songs I've heard but I don't count myself as a fan. Red Velvet has yet to disappoint me as their songs have always been great. I like how their music videos are always so colorful and happy and the songs are catchy - just like 99% of every girl groups in kpop scene but who cares :D

MOBB - Hit Me (feat. KUSH)

Once an YG stan, always an YG stan. What would my TOP 10 lists be without any YG songs? I love WINNER and I love iKON so what's better than rappers from both groups forming a duo? Okay WINKON would be better but yeah. MOBB consists of Mino and Bobby thus the name and I love the song so much. They also have another song called Full House but Hit Me hits me better (pun intended). I had this on repeat when this was released and it just hits me every time I hear it. I'm so glad I had the chance to see both WINNER and iKON for free while I was in Korea last year. It was a dream come true. Click here to check out the post from that day.

I.O.I - Very Very Very

I.O.I is/was a special group for me. The reason to that is the fact that they were a project group made from Produce 101 1st season and I also voted for my favorites. And you can't believe how happy I was seeing my faves making it into the group and debuting. What I really like is that they announced their disbandment at the time they debuted so it wasn't a huge surprise and didn't make me that sad. And I also had the chance to see these amazing, talented girls twice while I was in Korea so that's another reason why I'm not that sad about their disbandment. 

I've loved and supported them ever since their debut to their disbandment for the 10 months they were active. Now they're all back to their original companies and some have debuted in new groups, some are active in acting and so on.

BLACKPINK - Boombayah

Another YG song on the list but what can you do when you're a YG stan. BLACKPINK is the newest group from YG Entertainment and currently their only girl group *cries a bit bc 2NE1 disbanded*. They have released only few songs so far but they're already ranking up so high in my lists. I was hesitating whether to post Boombayah or Whistle but I chose this one because it's more catchy and I've listened to it a bit more.

ZICO - Bermuda Triangle (feat. Dean, Crush)

Holy moly I've got no words to describe this song. Three of my faves in the same song ! I might or might not have squealed a lot when this one was released. The MV is sooo good and the song is super awesome ! I've managed to see Zico three times live so next goal is to see Dean and Crush live too. If I had money and time I'd fly to London or Paris to see Dean this month but no money and no time. *sad face* 

May 21, 2017

April Empties

Hi there ~ It's time for April Empties. As usual - If I've featured a product on my previous empties I'll link you to that post instead of writing about it again. Click here to check out my previous empties. Let's start shall we?

INNISFREE Green Tea Fresh Cleansing Oil (150 ml) - I liked this one a lot. I really liked the green tea scent as well. Only minus is that when I get this one into my eyes it blurs my vision but so does every oil cleanser I've tried. Removes waterproof mascara really well in my opinion. Rate: 4+/5

MISSHA Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Foam (150 ml) - I got this one in Bearel beauty box last year (which I won in their giveaway) and I was pleasantly surprised. I don't usually like many Missha products because they tends to have quite strong scent but this one didn't have much scent in it. I would repurchase this one but I read Missha is discontinuing this one. I hope they just upgrades the product because it's really good. Rate: 5/5

TONYMOLY Clean Dew Lemon Foam Cleanser (180 ml) - This one came from Kiss My Box in November last year. I liked this one a lot but I find it a bit too much on my skin during the winter. But during the spring this was really nice. Despite the fact that it left a squeaky clean feeling after the cleansing it wasn't too drying on my skin. Rate: 4-/5

KLAIRS Supple Preparation Facial Toner (180 ml) - I've featured this on my January empties :)

COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch (24 patches) - I've featured this one also in my January empties. I've also reviewed these before so click here for the full review

THE BODY SHOP Lip Scrub (2,5 g) - This one is kinda meh. It's not bad and it's not good it's just so-so. Definitely not worth the ~14€ I paid for this 2-3 years ago. Clean, soft toothbrush is much much better and cheaper option to exfoliate the lips. Rate: 2/5

GARNIER Mineral Invisible Anti-Perspirant (50 ml) - This one also can be found in my January empties :)

NEOGEN Bio-Peel+ Wine Gauze Peeling (30 pads) - Holy moly ! Where have these been for my whole life? These are really good because they removes the dead skin cells effectively yet super gently. My face is always super soft and the skin tone looks more even and brighter after using these. I bought the Lemon ones to try out but I think I prefer these Wine ones better. There are also green tea ones but I haven't gotten to try it yet. Rate: 5/5

LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask (70 ml) - New HG sleeping pack. The only sleeping pack I've repurchased so I guess I've found the one for now ! I love this and I don't know why I haven't tried this before. It's soooo moisturizing, smells super nice and the scent isn't too strong. The scent is calming and helps me to fall asleep faster. Rate: 5/5
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