Asian Dramas and American TV Shows

I think instead of me trying to write beauty and fashion posts, which I will continue to do, I will focus more on my passions and what I truly enjoy doing or in this case watching.  And that's TV.

My first ever Korean Drama was Winter Sonata.  I watched this with my mom when I was like 6.  We had this dubbed and on DVD.  I've rewatched it a handful of times, despite how ridiculous the amnesia, birth secrets, and incest bits were.
As I got older, probably when I was around 10, Korean dramas were reintroduced to me by my dad.  What did he show me?  The crack of all cracks: Boys Over Flowers.  The horrendous acting of Gu Hye Sun still haunts me to this day.  Lee Min Ho however is still one of my favourites, especially in City Hunter which I've also rewatched many times.

If you also watch Asian dramas, which is your favourite one?  I recommend:

City Hunter- Action, politics and romance all in one, plus Lee Min Ho is the lead.  What's not to love?  The actors and soundtrack in this are amazing.  

Queen Inhyun's Man- The romance and chemistry in this drama is one of the strongest in all the dramas I've seen.  It's about these lovers who are set apart by time and space yet somehow always come back to eachother.  I've rewatched this too many times to count.

My Love From The Star-  This drama is the most recent one out of the three I've mentioned.  Kim Soo Hyun is fine as hell and he plays a 300 yr old "alien" in this drama who falls in love with a human.  Yadayada.

If you don't watch Asian dramas which are your favourite American tv shows?  Mine are constantly changing, I just watch whatever I feel like(my guilty pleasure is Keeping Up With the Kardashians shhh).  My all time favourite would have to be One Tree Hill.  Such a classic.  I probably watched this when I was around 8.  I remember coming home after school everyday and watching the epic drama of Tree Hill.  Ahh good times.  I still ship Naley til this day.

What I Got- Sample Source Spring 2014

I've been really into getting samples and free stuff lately, and Sample Source is a really great program for this! This is my first time with the program but from what I got I'm really stoked to get more packages from them in the future!

It's really simple basically you create an account and when they release new samples you fill in a survey and you get to pick from your eligible samples!  Keep in mind this is all for free! Usually a lot of samples are unavailable to me in Canada, but Sample Source sends to both Canada and US.

Here is an overview of what I received.  
I received 16 freebies in total and a magazine subscription for Elle:

Jergen's BB Body Cream in Light- I've heard mixed reviews about this but a BB cream for the body sounds fab.
Tropicana Farmstand 100% Vegetable Juice(Free Coupon)- It says Canadians should be eating 5-10 servings of fruits+veg everyday buy most eat less than 5 servings. Haaa. Do chips count??
Quaker Harvest Crunch Chocolate Nut Medley Granola bar- Mhmm granola bars are good for a quick breakfast.
Quaker Harvest Nature Warm & Crunchy Granola- More granola. yum
Snuggle Scent Booster- I could smell this from inside the box when I first received it. 
John Freida Thermal Protection-I've only ever used Tresemme heat protection, and that weighs my hair down so I'm excited to try this out.
John Freida Color Protecting Brilliant Brunette shampoo
John Freida Frizz Ease Smooth Start Shampoo
Tabasco Sauce- I love the little Tabasco bottles they're adorable!
Colgate Total Mouthwash- These sizes are great for travelling.
Armor All Ultra Shine Wash & Wax- I'll give this to my dad since he's obsessed with the car..
Twistos Baked Snack Bites- Yum I'll bring these to school tomorrow.
Jergen's Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer- I've never used a self tanner before...
Hershey's Whole Almonds chocolate bar- Hershey's chocolate? I'm all in.
Burt's Bees Night Cream
Sunlight OxyAction Dishwasher pacs


New Obsession: Halter Tops

New Obsession: Halter Tops
I know this isn't really a new trend but I love halter tops sooo much.  There's something about halter tops that just draw me in, they're so simple but instantly make an outfit look edgier.  Printed, plain, floral, stripes; halter tops are the perfect middle between crop tops and tank tops.  I can't wait to wear them when the weather warms up a bit!


Spring by Oasap

Spring by Oasap
I have another outfit post for you guys today! It's inspired by Oasap :) Hope you like it
I really like the mint bag it gives such a nice pop of colour to the outfit!

Rimmel Matte BB Cream Review

BB creams are all the rage nowadays but the Koreans have been using it for quite a while now and seem to have perfected the BB Cream. Here in North America we seem to be struggling to catch on, with various brands releasing multiple versions of BB creams.  Today I'm going to be doing a review on the Rimmel Matte BB Cream 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup.  This product claims to do a lot with its oil free formula it supposedly minimizes the appearance of pores, evens skin tone, mattifies, controls shine, smoothes, soothes, helps prevent blemishes, give all day coverage and more!  If it really did all of that it really would be a super makeup; however it does not live up to its name.  I got this product for about $8 at my local Target.

The packaging for this product is mainly what attracted me to it, it's sleek, simply and purple!  There is 1 fl oz/30 ml per bottle which is standard for a bb cream/foundation.  However, the twisty cap is a hassle to use I have to turn the bottle upside down to prevent the huge mess that it makes!
This BB cream only has 2 colour options: light and medium.  I'm using the light colour and the medium colour is only a bit more orange.  This product doesn't cater to a lot of consumers.  I think that's fine considering no one's really missing out.  This product is pretty easy to blend and layer on however it isn't matte like it claims to be, after about an hour I'm an oil slick once again.  However this product is great at relieving redness in my nose area.  This product clings to dry spots.  Since it doesn't mattify and it clings to dry skin, it's not for everyone(or anyone really!)  I would not repurchase this product.
What's your favourite BB cream?


My Birthday Wishlist

birthday wishlist

I'm a spring baby!  Sometimes I feel like I belong in a warmer place since I always look forward to sunny weather.  Here are some things that I want to get on my birthday, which is on the 23rd!


Herbal Essences Naked Review

I received the Herbal Essences Naked shine collection from BzzAgent yesterday and I've been loving it so far.  BzzAgent is a great website that sends products or BzzCampains in exchange for reviews.  This is my first campaign ever and I love the concept of it.

This Naked Shiny Hair collection features a shampoo, conditioner, and mousse that are free of residue, paraben, silicone and dyes.  It is made with white tea and mint extracts which smells heavenly.

My hair is so much smoother and voluminous after one use.  However I have noticed that some other Herbal Essences lines have left me with residue and sometimes causes dandruff.  I will have to update you guys on this one once I start using it more though.

I even received these little travel sizes so I could bring them with me when I go on trips!


SammyDress: Dress for Less

I'm sure you've probably heard about SammyDress before, but I'll do a brief summary of the company.  SammyDress is an online asian wholesale website that, as you can guess, sells cheap clothing at a wholesale price.  There is a huge variety of clothing from dresses to shoes, jewelry, and bags.

Now I've done enough of my own research to know that Sammy Dress doesn't have the fastest/cheapest shipping prices or that their clothing is the best quality.  I do however believe that you have to pick and choose, looking for products with good reviews and feedback.

I actually won a giveaway for $15 to SammyDress about 3 months ago, and I will be showing you guys what I got.  My review is completely honest and I have not received any compensation from SammyDress this is my opinion only.
First I have to say that shipping took way too long.  I placed my order right on Valentine's day and received it today, almost 2 months later!  I thought it had gone missing!  Also something very strange is that my package was shipped from Sweden, even though this is a China based company.

Left is the website's image of the dress I ordered.  Right is me in the dress.  I've been wanting a black dress for quite some time now, and I thought this would be a good purchase.  As you can see my dress and the model's dress is mostly the same.  The quality of my dress isn't as thick as it looks in the product image, and is a bit wrinkly.  It almost feels like a cheap velvet material.  This dress only came in one size, so I did carefully look at the measurements before ordering.  This dress wasn't great, but I didn't have too high expectations anyway.
Next I got this eyebrow pencil type thing just to see what quality their makeup is.  It actually works surprisingly well, but it isn't waterproof like it says it is.  So there's a bit of false advertisement.
So to conclude I'm not particularly disappointed or satisfied by SammyDress' items as of now, the only thing to take note of is that shipping does take quite some time.  If you're looking for something cheap that is trendy and you don't expect to wear/use for a long time, then go for it.  I also think there are other cheap alternativess to get clothes from such as Forever21, H&M, or Target which are much more reliable!