Friday, July 31, 2015

Ipsy Glam Bag {July 2015}

I am SO excited to be actually posting the July Glam Bag... IN JULY. I know. I get excited for dumb crap. But still. It's here! The theme this month is Summer Lovin' and this bag is so, very summery.
 The bag itself is super cute and I love these colors. I would probably wear something in that print.
 The first product in my bag is the Vasanti Cosmetics Brighten Up! Exfoliating Cleanser and it is amazeballs. Yes. I said amazeballs. I kinda want to wash my face with it all day, every day. ($10.00)
I also got the Octavio Molina Hair La Playa Salt Spray which, unfortunately, spilled in my bag, but Ipsy is being freaking awesome and sending me a replacement! The spray is the bomb if you want those beachy ($15.50 for the full size, $7.75 sample size)
 The next item in the bag, and the one I am most excited about, is the Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer and it is as awesome as I expected. I absolutely love Tarte but it is usually out of my budget so I am always stoked when it comes in my Ipsy bag, and the fact that it is waterproof makes it even better for this sweaty, gross Neapolitan Summer. (Full Size $30.00, sample size about $10.00)
 I also got Crown Brush Professional Tweezers which are just, well, tweezers. I was not too excited about getting these in my bag, but... well, you can't never have too many tweezers! ($6.99)
 Last but not least, is the Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 Shadow Liner and it is very nice. Quite smooth and great application! ($15.95)
And that was it for the July bag! If you do the math, it's around $50.69 worth of products, not counting the bag, for only $10. Isn't that awesome? If you want in on Ipsy, please consider joining by using the following referral link:
 It will give me some points that I can later redeem for beauty products.

Thank you so much for reading!

Disclaimer: These are my views and mine only, Ipsy (or any of the companies mentioned above) are not, in any way, compensating me for this review.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Seoul City Bus Tour

{April 5, 2013}

Hello there! It is time for a throwback to another wonderful day in my beloved Seoul! Over two years ago, a few of my friends and I decided to give the Seoul City Bus Tour a shot and be tourists for a day (Not that we technically, weren't, but you know what I mean). But first, Starbucks.
 There is no Starbucks in Italy, and as much as I do not miss the expensive drinks, I do miss the great times I had at the Yongsan Starbucks. We then began the tour at the Noksapyeong bus stop and bought our tickets.
 Our first stop was Namsagol Village and we spent quite a little bit of time there, just wandering around and taking pictures. Unfortunately, the freaking sky was completely gray ALL day (Pretty normal in Seoul) so all these photos look pretty bland. And ain't nobody go'time for sky replacement in all of these. So yeah. Ugly pics.
I am NOT grabbing my boob. The cutout isn't either.
 We headed out to the Namsagol stop and (also normal in Seoul) got stopped by a swarm of adorable Korean girls who wanted to take pictures with us, because foreigners... and were smitten with my friend Desha's baby. They must have taken a hundred pictures of him
 Our next stop was Seoul Tower. We didn't go all the way up, just took a few photos of the tower and had a snack while waiting for the next bus.
 Our next stop was Insadong, one of my favorite areas in Seoul. Found another Starbucks, took some pictures, walked around, did some shopping (Best. Scarf. Shop. Ever.) and had a not-so-great lunch.
 Also got interviewed by Korean students. I must be in at least 5 YouTube videos being interviewed on several topics. This time, it was gay marriage.
One of my favorite photos ever of myself, taken by the lovely Marisa Johnson.
 Our next and last stop for the day, since everyone needed to go home, was the Gyeongbokgung area, which I love! We had so much fun just wandering and taking photos. It was already to late to go in the palace but we still had fun wandering the outside and the square.
Another favorite, by Marisa Johnson
 One of my favorite sights in Seoul, Matchy-Matchy couples :)
I would really recommend the Seoul City Bus Tour to anyone who is in Seoul for a short time (Or just wants to go out exploring!) It is an inexpensive and efficient way to see the best of the city. We paid 10,000KRW back then which was less than $10 and got to ride all day!

Thanks for reading!