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[Reflection] My Placement Year Studying Abroad in Seoul

Oh gosh. Where do I start? I started this post off from Amsterdam, during a really long layover on my way back to Birmingham, and I'm finishing it off now, just as my final year is about to begin. Korea already feels like a dream from another time. I have a LOT of feelings and… Continue reading [Reflection] My Placement Year Studying Abroad in Seoul

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[Chatter] Staying Until it’s Over

It's almost April, somehow. This year feels surreal, but for all the wrong reasons. In the words of my university, the current situation is dynamic and rapidly changing. The current government advice is to travel home, however, after much discussion with friends and family, I am staying in Seoul for the time being, at least until… Continue reading [Chatter] Staying Until it’s Over

Skincare, Uncategorized

[Review + Chatter] Innisfree Cafe & Skin Clinic Sheet Masks

Hi everyone! I hope you're all well and healthy, and that reading a blog post or two will help distract from the current world situation. I have quite a few sheet masks lined up to try out lately. I just love how easy it is to pop into a store and buy a bit of… Continue reading [Review + Chatter] Innisfree Cafe & Skin Clinic Sheet Masks

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[Chatter] Living in Seoul during the coronavirus outbreak

Hello everyone! It's been a while. I hope you're all well and staying healthy. As for me, I'm finally reaching the end of a 3 month winter break, the result of extensions due to the coronavirus. In February, my boyfriend flew over to see me so we could celebrate lots of things together, like our anniversary… Continue reading [Chatter] Living in Seoul during the coronavirus outbreak

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[Cafe Break] Debunk, Hapjeong

The Hongdae/Hapjeong area is a lovely goldmine for unique cafes of all kinds. On my Cafe Day Out, after visiting Cafe Pabo my final stop for the evening was Debunk. As the name might suggest, it is located on a basement floor accessible from the outside. Debunk is closest to Hapjeong Subway Station Exit 7,… Continue reading [Cafe Break] Debunk, Hapjeong

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[Review] Rom&nd Juicy Lasting Tint in 06 #FigFig

Ah, Myeongdong. Shopping mecca and street food haven. Sheet masks galore and shopping until your feet melt, guaranteed. My friend was due to fly home soon, so I joined her for a few days of visiting cafes and souvenir shopping. I had my eye on Rom&nd's Glasting Tints, actually, which are supposed to be even… Continue reading [Review] Rom&nd Juicy Lasting Tint in 06 #FigFig

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[Cafe Break] Cafe Pado, an Art Cafe in Hapjeong, Seoul

Pado is absolutely a new favourite place of mine in Seoul. I almost skipped out on visiting it, but I figured I should at least check it out, and I am SO glad I did. It's downright gorgeous and in my opinion, definitely worth a detour. Cafe Pado is best accessed via the Hapjeong station… Continue reading [Cafe Break] Cafe Pado, an Art Cafe in Hapjeong, Seoul

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[Review] Innisfree Vivid Oil Tint in #9 Bloody Chocolate Red

Here we are, folks! The first lipstick I bought in Korea! Aren't we excited?? Because I know I am!! It's getting towards the end of January, so time is really flying by. It's colder in Seoul compared to Birmingham as it's constantly hitting minus temperatures in Seoul, but I've been told it's not too bad… Continue reading [Review] Innisfree Vivid Oil Tint in #9 Bloody Chocolate Red

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Five Years of Twenty Swans!?!?!

Things change a lot in five years. I started this blog while still struggling in school and now I'm over halfway through my undergraduate degree. Not to mention that it's now 2020 - At the beginning of the last decade I got into Kpop and I have started the 2020s in Seoul. I can't even… Continue reading Five Years of Twenty Swans!?!?!

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Media Edit Autumn 2019, #2 (Music)

The last post became so long I decided to split them and talk about music here. There's so much to say, so this is still a huge read, but I hope you enjoy the playlist! As usual, the songs are all on this playlist embed below. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR1AX02qOFeAcyScRDP24fx-Q880Ah43l Twice - Love Foolish In the inevitable Feel… Continue reading Media Edit Autumn 2019, #2 (Music)