16 Oct 2014
It's been about a month since now since I got back from LA, and it's taken me this long to sit down and do a mini haul post on what I bought whilst in La-La land. I didn't do much shopping on this trip, but I did manage to go to Sephora which was at the top of my 'Shops to go to' list.
If you're sitting comfortably, I'll do a quick run down of the things I bought... ready?
17 Sep 2014
Actually, it's not really confidential as I'm about to share with you all the things that I saw, places I went, and food that I ate during my recent trip to Los Angeles.
Here is my LA diary - http://bit.ly/Jesso_In_LA
6 Sep 2014
|New toiletries bag alert!|
- Can't be too big or bulky
- Must fit EVERYTHING I need. Eliminate need for extra bags/pouches etc. (excluding carry on toiletries pouch)
-Must fit everything NEATLY
- Looks nice
22 Aug 2014
|Image via: Roommate SBS|
In a nutshell, Roommate is 11 Korean celebrities - comedians, singers, 'idols', models, actors, actresses, sports personalitlies - ranging in age and fame, all brought together to live in a house filled with lots of cameras to watch their every move. Sound familiar?
20 Aug 2014
Growing up, the age old adage of 'Cleanse. Tone. Moisturize' was drummed into me by my mum. I however, did not understand the 'tone' part and so pretty much skipped that step until my mid '20s. That was until I discovered Liz Earle's Instant Boost Skin Tonic on good old QVC. It's a lovely floral concoction of natural goodness that feels nice and refreshing when spritzed on to the skin, and I still use it. Thankfully it is now more widely available across the UK and can even be ordered internationally from her website.
Anyway, I digress...
Since my first foray into toners was a success for my skin, I've been more intrigued by them - especially exfoliating toners. Now that I'm in my '30s, I' suppose I'm trying to make up for the years and years of skin 'toning' that I missed out on.
An exoliating toner is exactly what is sounds like it is - a liquid solution that exfoliates the skin without using beads, grains, scrubby things etc. Instead, it uses acids. Now before you run for the hills at the thought of putting acid on your face. Let me tell you that it's not as scary or as harsh as you think it sounds.
13 Aug 2014
|Work in Progress. Image made using - Studio|
People often talk about the rush of endorphins they get from doing things that make them happy, well making stuff does that for me. After a day of writing at the computer, sometimes all I need to do is get out my pens, watercolours, and a notebook and just doodle.
However, there are days when I want to actually make something tangible. I am by no means a professional arts & crafter, and a lot of what I do is trial and error, and often looks like a 6-year old made it (no offence 6 year olds) but it is the process of 'making' that I find most pleasing.
9 Aug 2014
|Image via: Parade.condenast.com|
This quote screamed by George as he runs across the room with trousers around his ankles before tripping and falling has got to be one of my all time favourite Seinfeld moments.
In the last couple of months, Edward and I have watched all of Seinfeld again, and I must say it's as funny now as it was then. In fact, I think I found it funnier this time round.
The antics and coffee shop conversations of these four New York friends who seem to be irritated by the world around them, and at times with each other, just entertain me.
3 Aug 2014
|Korean pancakes and salads|
2 Aug 2014
|Hotel ShinShin Robes and Towels|
A couple of weeks ago I got take my first trip to Seoul. Edward (The Husband) had to go for a conference and I got to tag along. So whilst he was busy going to meetings, I got to explore.
However, let's start at the beginning and the basics of the trip - Where we stayed and How we got there.
Who I flew with: Korean Air
I used Skycanner to find a matching flight so that I could fly with Edward. I think I've mentioned my feelings on Korean Air before when we flew to New York. What's not to love about an airline that has seats that actually fit normal sized human beings so you don't have to tuck your knees into your nostrils. Again, Korean Air got 2 thumbs up from me.
Now for the hotels...
1 Aug 2014
|Mirror Selfie in Seoul|
Ok, technically I've been back from Seoul for a week now, but I just wanted to share some of my Seoul adventures with you.
If you want to know about the travel aspect of the trip: who we flew with and where we stayed etc. you're in luck. You can read all about it on my travel blog where I've done a whole post on - Where I Stayed - Seoul.
If you want to read about shopping and food in Seoul, then get comfy. First up - SHOPPING...