Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pure Beauty @ Serendra

Starting your 2013 goal to look fabulous and don’t know where to start? I suggest you should start with your ‘tools’ to make it happen by shopping for new beauty products. Call your kikay best friend and go to Pure Beauty at Serendra. They offer different products like makeup, hair accessories, nail polish and other beauty essentials but they only offer limited brands such as Nyx, Revlon, Graftobian, Shiseido, Red Earth, Charm, Aveeno, Temptu, Goody, Orly, Wet N Wild, L.A. Colors, Ben Nye, Bdellium Tools, Burt’s Bees and products from Make-up Designory. This is a shopping haven for makeup artists as they also sell makeup train cases, Zuca Pro Makeup Bags and airbrush cosmetics. Since most products are imported, the prices would be average to high. Also, when I went there last week, there seems to be a problem with the store's air conditioning system. I hope it's only temporary as the room temp could affect the quality of the products and it might affect the customers. I also had difficulties in choosing what to buy because they don’t have testers and most products are out of stock. =( You can also try their new shopping website but it seems they only have a few products available online as compared to what they have in the store. 

Have you shopped for your 2013 beauty essentials? Share what's inside your kikay kits! Have an awesome weekend! =)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Discovgraphies 2.0

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As 2012 is drawing to a close, I can't help but look back on what happened this year. I felt happy upon seeing that some of my new year resolutions for this year were accomplished: save more, travel to a new spot, exercise & lose weight (failed), start an awesome blog. Yes, I have started a blog but I think I may have forgotten the part to make it awesome. Therefore, I am now re-creating my blog resolution for 2013 and I'll call it Discovgraphies 2.0. The new version '2.0' is to mark the second year of this blog and 2.0 because as a surprise/secret contributor will be joining me just to make this blog more fun. So expect more pics, more posts and more discoveries! For my friends who have been constantly checking my crappy blog (you know who you are-- special mention: Kai *ahem*), THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for the support and for putting up with my non-sense =P. I hope to be better this year ahehe. Weee! I'm already excited for 2013! I hope you are too =) Happy 2013 everyone!  

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Holiday Vibe

Merry Christmas Everyone!! =)
Thanks Jo for my Christmas dress =)
Don't know what to wear on this special day? Here are some my favorite party-perfect holiday (dream) get-up picks:

1. The Sparkler Tee $ 48.00 from pinned by Justina Blakeney
2. Pretty in Pink - ("I'm just a Summer Girl" created by sbigg11)
Glamorous Coral Ruffle Bib Dress by

3. ASOS Christmas Sweater with Mistletoe Detail $ 56.29
Go Casual in these cute sweater and pair it with leggings/skinny jeans/skirt/short shorts 
4. Pretty Sequins Collar White Shirt. Ladies Long Sleeves Work Top
Let me know what's your holiday style! Enjoy =)

Monday, December 24, 2012

A Gentleman's Dignity

Top 5 reasons why I got hooked with this Korean Series
(Warning: May include spoilers)

A Gentleman's Dignity is a romantic-comedy series about 4 men in their 40's who have been friends since they were around 18 and their different struggles in life, work, and love. If you come to think of it, it's like a male version of Sex and the City. =P

1. Handsome actors 
Jang Dong-Gun - Who wouldn't fall in love with Architect Kim Do-Jin? He may be a bit arrogant but his charm to win Seo I-Soo's heart just made my heart melt =P
Kim Min-jong - I know he's not the pretty boy type or the manly type but I find him really cute. Being a lawyer in the series, most of the time he was serious but there were moments that he became really emotional and funny.
2. Hilarious Moments
a.) Episode 5 Prologue - As the boys were talking about their favorite SNSD members, Yoon insists to talk about serious matters. Suddenly Jung-rok spots Sooyoung of SNSD enter the shop and they all admired her. Suddenly they realized Yoon disappeared beside them only to see Yoon asking for Soo-Young's autograph and even dancing and singing SNSD songs and the three guys were left stunned and embarrassed. 
b.) Episode 2 Prologue - The boys spot a girl in mini skirt bending over and they all lowered their heads to peek.  

c.) They met a young girl in a club and they mentioned that she looked like one of their ex-classmates. When the girl asked how they knew his father, they all ran.

3. Adorable outfits
Some of the characters like Yoon Jin-I and Kim Ha-neul became trend setters after the show has been aired. I just loved their outfits!

I also noticed Kim Do-Jin's nice fashion sense. 
4. "Kilig" (Sweet) Moments
Episode 12:  Do-Jin pats her gently until she falls asleep. (my favorite scene)
Episode 9: Construction at Yi Soo's apartment
Episode 18: Kim Do-jin helping Seo I-soo paint her new apartment

Episode 11: Being officially together, Yi Soo drops by Do Jin's office and they talk via phone as they can see each other through the window. 

Episode 07: She is trying to get the recorder from Do-Jin and they both fell on the couch. In embarrassment, she covers her face on Do-Jin's chest and Do-Jin was stunned.

From Episode 17 - Do Jin apologizes for pretending that he did not love him when he really did, for acting like he could break up with her when he actually couldn’t, and making her cry a lifetime’s worth of tears all at once. He informs her that today will be the last day he says “I’m sorry” and that he’ll only say “I love you” from now on. [Recap from] -- my 2nd favorite scene =)

Episode 6: The first kiss that made her realize what she really feels. The background was so romantic =)
Episode 20: The proposal - this is definitely one of the cutest proposals everrr =)

5. Beautiful locations and interiors
This series featured different places in Korea and I just love all their apartments!!=)
I think this was shot at Belle Amie - Bojeong-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Mango Six
Their workplaces and pads were just too elegant =)
How I wish I could have the same room as Yi-Soo's =)
Everyone got their own happy endings =)
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