You have probably realized that my blog has only addressed facial skin care. It can’t always be that way! I also take care of my body, I want my skin to look healthy and radiant💫
•In the shower, I use a homemade shower gel. Some of the ingredients are coconut, almond, and soy oil and shea butter. I always try to use shower gels that are not fragranced. Unless I’m going out and wanna smell delicious👅
•This is my favorite part. I do this once a week or when I’m going on a date😌 I also use a homemade product for this step. I’m recently on my second body scrub. It’s a coffee scrub☕️ with the same ingredients as before except for shea butter, I add Vitamin E.
*NOTE: I apply the gel and the scrub on my body and massage it with the EcoTools shower brush*
And now for my favorite part. Moisturizing😍
For the day🌞
•I first moisturize with a body lotion. Right now I’m using the Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer☘️ I love this lotion because it is so lightweight. It won’t leave a greasy residue on my skin. It’s also very soothing and it smells great. (I got it at TJ Max, they had other ones with difference light scents)
•Now for the sun care. Because I’m going out I use a sunscreen that has 30spf (if I were going to the beach I’d use one that has a higher spf than that) This will protect my skin from the harmful sun rays. I also noticed that when I started using this, my skin looks so glowy and tannish…I love it. (Quick disclaimer, I live in the Caribbean where I get more sun exposure than most people)
•After I shower, I quickly put on the baby oil gel shown above. I only use it when I go to bed because it is very heavy and will leave a very oily residue behind. But, when blended with the Hempz lotion, it will feel less oily and more absorbed into the skin💧
Kong: Skull Island is, first of all, a visual spectacle. From visual effects, cinematography to amazing locations. It’s beautiful. Soundtrack is A+! I won’t make a deep review just yet. I really enjoyed it even though it went by really fast (maybe too fast?)
I had small issues here and there but considering the type of movie it is I tend to ignore these things for the sake of entertainment.
I recommend watching in IMAX (I would prefer simple 2D because I have problems with the glasses but that’s not an issue of the movie but the technology itself) and PLEASE stay until the very end. 90% of the people in the room I was in missed a great thing.
Also, Conrad’s biceps and Conrad’s eyes. That’s all for now.
So, we don’t often talk about our outside lives, but hey, we have them!! (Imagine that) Not that they stop us from kdrama viewing (ahahahahahahahhahahaha, as if), but they do stop us from posting much. Some of my fangirl friends have been traveling, some have been dealing with sickness and family emergencies… my excuse is writing. I just finished my second of TWO books that I’ve been working on for like a year, so yeah… I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t do any other writing stuffs on the side until they were done.
And now they are, hallelujah! In the meantime, I didn’t stop watching dramas. Oh no. I watched a bunch, but rather than do one of my longer reviews, I’m just gonna do some mini-reviews here, highlighting all the good stuff I watched. So let’s get started!
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Review: Episode 16 (Finale)
That was the most perfect ending to the most perfect drama. Major congratulations to the actors, staff, and crew for portraying such a wonderful story in such an organic way. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo may have been one of the most underrated dramas of 2016-2017, but it was honestly one of the few dramas I’ve wholeheartedly enjoyed from beginning to end.
This drama perfectly described the growing pains of youth. It taught us to value our friends and our relationships with our teachers, showed us that it’s okay drop everything and put yourself first, to treasure our parents, and to ask for and receive help from others. We saw the all the innocence and insecurities that come with finding your first love, saw how your friends can be there through thick and thin, and how easily and naturally you can fall for your best friend. It was a classic coming-of-age drama and I can’t rave about it enough.
Bok Joo/Joon Hyung: Look how far they’ve come! Bok Joo went from juggling her passion for weightlifting, falling in love for the first time, and being concerned about her femininity to joining the national team and winning, getting a (handsome) boyfriend, and learning that you can be feminine and a weightlifter. Joon Hyung (aka the most perfect kdrama guy to ever exist) went from battling his trauma and his relationship with his mother to overcoming them and falling for his best friend and making the national team. And he did it all with a smile on his face. The fact they talked about getting married at the end made me squeal, how adorable. I’ve laughed more than cried with these two and this couple and the word “chubs” will definitely hold a special place in my heart. 💞 Major props to Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung for a fantastic performance; I honestly think the fact that they’re so close in real life played a huge role in how natural their chemistry was on screen—especially in regards to the skinship.
Secondary Characters: For me, the secondary characters can sometimes make or break a drama. The parents/uncle (Bok Joo and Joon Hyung’s), Nan Hee, Seon Ok, Tae Kwon, Shi Ho, Bok Joo’s coaches, Jae Yi and even Dr. Go, they were all such good characters. They all had such good and unique personalities and I enjoyed their antics and screen-time so much (especially Nan Hee, Seon OK and Tae Kwon)! It’s so rare to find a drama in which you enjoy nearly all the characters. And I know that Shi Ho was rough at first, but she wasn’t an a bad character; I quite liked her. They did so well in acknowledging mental health issues and how to seek help with her storyline. Also, I loved that Seon Ok and Tae Kwon were being all flirty at the end, I shipped it haha.
Pros: The writing is on point and the actors gave brilliant performances. The themes of friendship, youth, athleticism, and love (romantic and familial) are ever-present and portrayed realistically. The drama is not afraid to discuss mental illness and how one can approach getting help in a healthy way. It balances romance, comedy, and friendship perfectly; if I have to grade this drama, it’d be an A+.
Con: Hiring a model to portray a weightlifter in a drama based on an Olympic gold-medalist who looks nothing like her in body shape or size wasn’t appropriate, but it honestly didn’t bother me at all after the first episode because I think Lee Sung Kyung did brilliantly in this role. Plot wise, I don’t get why they rushed through Joon Hyung’s trauma and the back story of his relationship with his birth mother. I thought that they could have expanded on that a little bit more. Also, I thought it was kinda awkward that Coach Choi ended up with Professor Yoon and not Bok Joo’s uncle. Other than these very minor and inconsequential complaints, I thought this drama was perfect.
Drop an ask if you wanna discuss. I’ll definitely miss this drama. (Reviews Episode: 1, 2, 3 ,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 , 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 )
”Everyone has a youth. A time that’s more beautiful because it’s awkward and clumsy, a time that shines brilliantly. A time when you’re not afraid of anything because you have nothing to lose, and a time when you’re excited because you can have anything, everything. That’s now, age 24, my youth. Although I’m still uneasy and nervous, I’m perfect without needing anything else.” -Kim Bok Joo
So I just wanted to review this product for you. Its the new Dior Forever perfect cushion foundation so it comes in this little refillable compact with the application pad which is like a sponge, and also a mirror. I have always been intrigued by cushion foundations because I always only ever use brush & liquid foundation. I have pretty good skin, with a bit of rosacia on my cheeks and the odd spot (usually bad ones that I can cover with lots of concealer😂), and this foundation with the forever and ever wear primer & the colour corrector sticks is a DREAM!! I was so shocked by the coverage, I am wearing it now and I cannot feel a thing. Its super light and velvety! And, I also have super oily skin like reaaaally oily and this foundation is containing that so I am so pleased, this is definitely now my favourite foundation. (I usually go between Kat Von D lock it, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk and both Charlotte Tilbury foundations).