Archive for ‘Giveaways’

April 5th, 2013

Cute Socks from Korea Mini Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered the socks giveaway. I posted a video on Facebook of how I chose the winner, just for fun XD


Next time, I will shoot videos on my phone in portrait view >.<

*drum rolls*

Congratulations to kanillabee! I will send you a message on Youtube. If she does not reply in 5 days, I will choose a another winner.

I did read every single suggestion and here are the things on my Youtube video to-do list:

      • Hair styling tutorial
      • Hair bleaching and coloring products and tutorial (coming soon)
      • Korean beauty products reviews and swatches
      • more Haul videos with OFTD and fashion tips

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments and suggestions.

This weekend, I’ll be working on a Youtube video about how I bleach my hair and the products I use. Watch out for it ^^

 

Also, most of you guys following me on Facebook or Twitter already know, but I recently colored my hair purple. I’ll post photos for you guys in the next post.

purple hair, lavender hair, silver hair, manic panic electric amethyst
Mixing conditioner and Manic Panic

July 21st, 2012

Giveaway Winners

Sorry I’m late! I feel like that’s all I’m saying nowadays but I really can’t help it much. For the last three and a half weeks I’ve been doing overtime at school. Literally when I go home, all I have energy for is to stare into my TV. I hardly even use the computer!

After tomorrow, I will have a whole week off. Hopefully I’ll be able to write and pre-write lots of posts, especially because I am going to Thailand soon for 5 weeks for a teacher training certification course. Can’t wait for that! But don’t worry, I’ll pre-write and maybe even shoot a video before I go so the blog won’t be too lonely.

 

blog giveaway

I would like to thank everyone for your awesome and some very detailed suggestions. I actually printed all of them out and made an ordered list of the most common ones:

– cosmetic reviews, esp Korean brands
– makeup tutorials
– hair styling
– hair care or routine
– videos videos videos!!
– korean life and culture
– food and restaurant reviews
– kpop music reviews
– current kpop styles and inspiration
– my daily and special occasions outfits and makeup

I will try my absolute best to stick to this list for future posts, especially more product reviews and video tutorials. I also didn’t know you guys were so interested in my hair, so the next time I make a video will most likely be a hair related video.

After I come back from Thailand, I’ll start on makeup videos as well. I actually really want to shift the focus of this blog back to more beauty and makeup, because that was my original goal but somehow it became more fashion related. I love styling looks but makeup is a lot more my expertise, if you can call it that ^^

The only thing I can’t promise are food and kpop reviews. It’s just so far away from the focus of this blog. However, I can still post food and restaurant photos on my Facebook page and do Kpop inspired looks and makeup (which I’ve always been doing anyways).

 

I’d also like to quickly answer some of the questions made in your suggestions.

Who are your favourite Kpop groups?
I’ve favorited nearly every decent looking or talented idol group from old school to new, but mainly — H.O.T, Shinhwa, F2TS, DBSK, Rain, SS501, Shinee, 2pm, BigBang. I also like for talents — GOD, SG Wannabe, Sung ShiKyung, Park HyoShin, and Epik High. In passing, I’ve liked — UN, Seven, Wheesung, Suju, Beast, Ukiss, and Mblaq. Currently I’m into — Infinite, Nu’est, and Cross Gene. Finally, the only female singer I am a fan of is Lyn (I saw her in concert and own all of her albums!). There’s probably a lot more I forgot to list!

Where can bigger people shop in Korea?
Online, Dongdaemun or maybe Itaewon and department stores for Korean made clothing. If you don’t mind international products, then most big brand names like Zara or H&M are most available in Myungdong.

Where can you buy accessories in Korea and where would you recommend?
Literally anywhere and everywhere there is shopping to do. For unique stuff, visit Hongdae and some hidden little stores of Eedae for handmade one-of-a-kind accessories.

What is your take in the fashion trend of the Korean fashion industry?
I don’t follow the high end names of the fashion industry. I find most of my inspiration from what I see on on the street, in stores, TV and mostly Kpop idols.

 

And now, finally, what you’ve all been waiting for. The giveaway winners are:

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Skin79 and Other Cosmetics Winner: kitsura (#3)

Kpop CD Winner: Shaa Micha (#32)

 

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Actually, the first number that came up for the Kpop CD was 11 (Ezra Augusto), but they didn’t write a contest entry, so I had to choose another one! Also, I let everyone have a number in the draw, but if you didn’t follow the instructions properly, I would’ve chosen another name! >.<

Congratulations to you two ladies! I will be emailing you shortly.

If one of the winners do not reply my email in 3 days, I will choose another winner, and so on. If that happens, I will come back to edit this post and announce that a new winner was chosen on my Facebook and Twitter.

 

Thank you to everyone who took part. Don’t be too disappointed if you didn’t win. I do these giveaways every now and then, so just watch out for them on my blog and other social platforms ^^

 

June 28th, 2012

1000 Facebook Likes Skin79 + Kpop CD Giveaway

 

- THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED –
July 13, 12pm, Korean Time
– THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED –

Yeay!! Finally, it’s here.

Thank you everyone who helped me reach 1000 likes on Facebook! <3

As I posted here, I am giving away two separate sets of prizes:

1) a set of Skin79 and other beauty products
2) your choice of any Kpop CD from Interpark.

 

 

To enter, you must:

1) Read all the instructions carefully. If you ask me anything already written here, or fail to follow the instructions, I will disqualify you!

2) Be 18 years of age or above, OR email me written permission from your parents to give me your address and receive a package from me when you win

 

 

To enter the Makeup Giveaway, you must:

3) Fan my Lookbook page

4) Leave a comment on this post with 1) what you’d like to see more of on this blog, 2) your Lookbook Account name and, 3) email address so I can contact you if you win

(I will write an example entry as the first comment to this blog post)

 

 

To enter the Kpop CD Giveaway, you must:

5) ‘Like’ my Facebook fan page (click the ‘Like’ button)

6) ‘Share’ my Facebook Cover Photo PUBLICALLY (click the ‘Share’ link; choose ‘Public’ in the drop down menu) so I can see your name on the Share list.

5) Leave a comment on my Facebook Cover Photo 1) telling me what you’d like to see more of on my Facebook page and 2) your Email address so I can contact you if you win

(I will write an example entry as the first comment on the Facebook Cover Photo)

 

 

Prizes will ship internationally. You may enter both giveaways. Winners will be chosen by a random draw. If your name is chosen for both draws, you will receive the prizes for the first draw only. If your name is chosen and you did not follow the instructions (ex: I cannot find your name under my Facebook and/or Lookbook fans, etc), or your Facebook page is a fake/inactive one, you will be disqualified and another winner will be chosen.

 

Giveaway closes on July 6th, 12am, Seoul, Korean time.
edit: Giveaway extended until July 13th, 12pm, Seoul, Korean time!

 

 

For those too lazy to click again, here is the picture of the cosmetic prizes from my previous Giveaway post.

Skin79 free cosmetics giveaway draw

Left to right; top to bottom

  1. Skin79 Diamond Star Glow Ball Powder (14g)
  2. Skin79 Diamond Absolute Total BB Cream (Full Size, 40g; SPF 37 PA+++)
  3. Etude Pouch (silver sequin exterior under pink lining, silver interior)
  4. Skin79 Diamond Collection Pearl Luminous Beblesh Balm (Travel Size)
  5. Skin79 Caviar Gold Super Beblesh Balm (Travel Size; SPF 25 PA++)
  6. Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm (Keychain Travel Size; SPF 25 PA++)
  7. Three Darkness False Eyelashes (ZO, VO, Under1 for lower lashline; includes 2 mini eyelash glues)
  8. +More Korean cosmetic samples and face masks (not in picture)

 

Free Kpop CD Giveaway Draw

1. Your choice of any Kpop CD from Interpark (maximum value 17,000 won). Includes a poster if you choose a newly released album, while supplies last. Posters will be sent folded. You have a choice to pay for extra postage costs of sending the poster unfolded in a poster tube (optional).
2. Optional Korean cosmetics samples (for the ladies or gents who are interested)

 

This giveaway is not sponsored and is paid with my own money.

 

- THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED –
July 13, 12pm, Korean Time
– THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED –

May 5th, 2012

Skin79 + Kpop CD Giveaway @ 1000 Facebook Likes

edit: –the giveaway has started here—

 

Hi!! Yes, I’m still alive! *waves*

Sorry I’ve been MIA for so long! I’ve just been super distracted lately, applying to a teacher training program and going out a bit more now that winter hibernation is over.

I also added a new comment system, Disqus. Now, you have the option to subscribe to a comment thread and get an email notification for replies to your comments!

 

It doesn’t feel like it, but it’s actually been a year since I’ve started this blog on April 15, 2011. When I first started, I was so nervous… How is it going to be like posting all these photos of myself online? Is anyone actually going to be interested? Will I be able to keep it up?

I know there’s lots of things I can do better on (like posting a little more more frequently!), but sometimes, I look at my blog, lookbook, or tumblr page, and just feel really proud of it.

I was honestly so scared before starting this blog! What if people think, who the heck is this girl to tell us about makeup or styling? But instead, I have had such kind and supportive readers, who are here to put up with my excessively long posts, long MIAs >.<, and sneaked-in-post fangirling. I'm always, always thanking everyone, but I feel like it's never enough.

So! I've decided to do another giveaway as a small thank you token ^^

 

My goal before starting the giveaway is to reach 1000 Facebook likes. Right now, I am at 821 likes. Please share with those who might be interested and help spread the word!

Click to open.
Facebook — share photos [Skin79] [Kpop CD]
Twitter — tweet [Skin79] [Kpop CD]
Tumblr — reblog [Skin79] [Kpop CD]

 

Skin79 free cosmetics giveaway draw

Left to right; top to bottom

  1. Skin79 Diamond Star Glow Ball Powder (14g)
  2. Skin79 Diamond Absolute Total BB Cream (Full Size, 40g; SPF 37 PA+++)
  3. Etude Pouch (silver sequin exterior under pink lining, silver interior)
  4. Skin79 Diamond Collection Pearl Luminous Beblesh Balm (Travel Size)
  5. Skin79 Caviar Gold Super Beblesh Balm (Travel Size; SPF 25 PA++)
  6. Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm (Keychain Travel Size; SPF 25 PA++)
  7. Three Darkness False Eyelashes (ZO, VO, Under1 for lower lashline; includes 2 mini eyelash glues)
  8. +More Korean cosmetic samples and face masks (not in picture)

 

 

Free Kpop CD Giveaway Draw

1. Your choice of any Kpop CD from Interpark (maximum value 17,000 won)
2. Optional Korean cosmetics samples (for the ladies or gents who are interested)

 

PS. Some ppl were a little confused last time, but helping me spread the word will help the giveaway start sooner, however, it doesn’t mean you are putting in an entry. I will post on my blog and other platforms once I reach 1000 likes and how to enter. It will be really easy like last time, just a random entry draw : )

July 20th, 2011

Giveaway Winners~! ^^

I’m so so so sorry this is coming so late T_T Regular summer classes are over now, and I only have the camp to teach, but somehow even though I’m only teaching 3 hours a day now, I’ve become even more busy and tired. Gosh!!

Like yesterday, I cooked lasagna, made a simple semi-Greek salad (minus the feta cheese) and baked some pre-made bread for an office dinner for 5 ppl. It was super stressful because I was really short for time and realized at the last minute I didn’t have enough mozzarella cheese and then started to panic. I wish I took some pictures of the food! Today, I went to a Korean dermatologist (for the first time ever!) to do laser removal for some spots/freckles on my face. I will blog about this experience later. Then went to pick up some groceries, came home and napped, and now I gotta write the final exam for camp class tomorrow! T_T Although I really like the camp students I’m teaching, I can’t wait for it to all end on Friday!

I actually did the draw a good few days ago, but didn’t have time to post up the Giveaway results and email the winners till now.

*drum rolls*

 

And the winner for the Kpop CD Giveaway (CD (+ possible poster) + Skin79 sample) is…

#1 Kori Nash (out of 17 entries)

 

And the winner for the Cosmetics Giveaway (Skinfood BB Cream + Skin79 Glow Powder / BB Pact + Skin79 sample) is…

#8 amz (out of 9 entries)

 

 

I will email the two winners and if I don’t get a reply from them in the next 3-4 days, I will do another random draw for a different winner. I will take pictures of the prizes before I send them off.

Thank you everyone for joining. I was real happy to do a small giveaway for the frequent visitors to thank you everyone for their support and subscription. It was also really fun to read everyone’s stories! I know some people missed the announcement because I purposely kept it more low profile. For the next giveaway, I may do something bigger and more public, and hopefully you won’t miss it next time around!

I hope to do another giveaway in the near future. Please watch out for it ^^

 

 

All prizes are purchased with my own money.

July 4th, 2011

Kpop CD + Skin79 Giveaway Opened

 

- THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED –
July 12, 10pm, Korean Time
– THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED –

I’ve been teaching a TOEFL summer camp plus regular summer classes since last Monday and have really been super duper busy. Here’s how my everyday schedule is like.

7:40am: wake up and get ready for work
9-3am: teach classes non-stop with only 10 min break in between. No lunch break.
3-5pm: eat lunch; prep, print, photocopy material for class
6-7pm: go home, check facebook/email, shower
7-9pm: nap
9-12am: prep more for class
12-2am: watch some Korean dramas or variety shows (my only real ‘free’ time!!)
2am: sleep

It’s literally like this every single day. Then on weekends, I do a week’s worth of dishes, cleaning and laundry in 2 days. It’s totally gross but I’m like too dead after work to do any housework. By the end of the week, when I walked home from work, I was literally like a zombie.

The reason I’m working myself like crazy is because I get paid overtime for this camp, which helps pay for my super expensive ticket to go back home in Aug to Vancouver (ticket prices have gone up!! darnit! T_T)

During this time, I think it’ll be hard for me to make any significant update/posts. So, I’ve decided to open my giveaway or else my blog will collect dust in the corner! Originally, this giveaway was supposed to open when I had 100 Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube subscribers. I still haven’t reached it for Youtube. However, I realize it’s a bit unfair to expect subscription to an inactive account. Also, a while ago, I reached 100 subs on my Lookbook account, which I’m very happy about, so it can replace the Youtube account subbies I was supposed to have to open this giveaway ^^

This giveaway is to give a small thank you to all the people who have been supporting me in all the different platforms I’m on (my Blog here, Facebook, Twitter, Lookbook, Youtube, and Bloglovin’) by liking, fanning, subbing, tweeting, and leaving all the wonderful comments you guys do.

Also, I am announcing this on my blog first to give a little advantage to my regular blog readers and Bloglovin’ followers and make sure you have lots of time to enter. I will not publish this on Facebook (I’ll have to post the picture though for you guys to enter, but won’t publish it yet ^^) or Tweet about it for a few days, so I expect there will only be a few entries, which gives those who enter a very good chance of winning!

 

There will be TWO separate prizes.

1) Your choice of one Kpop CD (and possible poster for new releases) + one Skin79 travel size BB cream (#6 picture below) + variety of Korean cosmetic samples

Note: CD must be purchasable from Interpark. Maximum worth of 12,000won. Posters are included only if they come with your CD of choice. Posters are only accompanied with new releases while supplies last. CDs with posters will write “[선착순 일반판 포스터 + 무료 포스터 케이스 포함]” (poster + poster case included) at the top of the page, under the artist and album title (for example: “투피엠(2PM) 2집 – Hands Up [일반판]“). Posters will be sent to you folded with the CD. If you would like to have the poster sent unfolded in a tube, you must pay me for the extra shipping costs by Paypal (I will quote the price for you once you send me your address. Expect around $5-7). If you don’t know how to surf the Korean Interpark website, you may give me a list of your top 3 choices in order of preference and I will search for the album and tell you whether it comes with a poster or not.

2) one Skinfood Mushroom MultiCare BB Cream + one Skin79 travel size BB cream (#6 picture below) + Your choice of ONE of the Skin79 Diamond UV Perfect BB Pact (#4 picture below) OR Skin79 Diamond Star Glow Ball Powder (#5 picture below) + variety of Korean cosmetic samples and face masks

 

 

To enter, you must:

1) Read all the instructions carefully. If you ask me anything already written here, or fail to follow the instructions, I will disqualify you!

2) Be 18 years of age or above, OR email me written permission from your parents to give me your address and receive a package from me when you win

 

To enter the Kpop CD Giveaway, you must:

3) ‘Like’ my Facebook fan page (click the ‘Like’ button)

4) ‘Like’ my Facebook Giveaway post (click the ‘Like’ button)

5) Leave a comment here telling me your story of ‘How I Became a Kpop Fan” and your Email address so I can contact you if you win

(I will write an example entry as the first post on the Facebook Giveaway post)

 

To enter the Makeup Giveaway, you must:

7) Fan my Lookbook page

8 ) Leave a comment on this blog post telling me “The First Time I Started Wearing Makeup” and your Lookbook Account name + email address with your comment so I can contact you if you win

(I will write an example entry as the first comment to this blog post)

 

Prizes will ship internationally. You may enter both giveaways. Winners will be chosen by a random draw. If your name is chosen for both draws, you will receive the prizes for the first draw only. If your name is chosen and you did not follow the instructions (ex: I cannot find your name under my Facebook and/or Lookbook fans, etc), you will be disqualified and another winner will be chosen.

 

Giveaway closes on July 12, 10pm, Seoul, Korean time.

 

 

For those too lazy to click again, here is the picture of the cosmetic prizes from my previous Giveaway post. The products listed in orange are being given away.

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From left to right, top to bottom.

  1. Etude Pouch (silver sequin exterior under pink lining, silver interior)
  2. Skin79 Diamond Absolute Total BB Cream (Full Size, 40g; SPF 37 PA+++)
  3. Skinfood Mushroom MultiCare BB Cream (Color #1, 50g; SPF 20 PA+)
  4. Skin79 Diamond UV Perfect BB Pact (13g; SPF 30 PA+++)
  5. Skin79 Diamond Star Glow Ball Powder (14g)
  6. Two Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm (Travel Size; SPF 25 PA++)
  7. Skin79 Diamond Prestige Beblesh Balm (Travel Size; SPF 25 PA++)
  8. Three Darkness False Eyelashes (ZO, VO, Under1 for lower lashline; includes 2 mini eyelash glues)
  9. +More Korean cosmetic samples and face masks (not in picture)

 

Here is a picture of #4 and 5 (above) opened (#5 and 11 below). Of course, they are my own. Yours will be brand new unopened ones!

makeup product listing

 

Good luck everyone, and enter away!

- THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED –
July 12, 10pm, Korean Time
– THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED –

April 17th, 2011

Kpop CD Giveaway + Skin79 Contest at 100 Subscribers

In memory of Aheeyah.com, I will occasionally do a Free Kpop CD + Poster Giveaway every time I hit a certain number of subscribers. You are allowed to choose which CD you want. Posters will only come with newly released CDs, as they are free with purchase in Korea.

It’s real easy. To enter, just reply to a post I make. I will announce where it is here on my Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube account once the time comes.

I will be doing this giveaway once I hit 100 subscribers/followers/likes on all three of my Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook accounts.

I would be very grateful for your support by subscribing and spreading the word by 1) telling others 2) ‘Liking’ this post (button above) or 3) using one of those ‘Sharing is Caring’ Icons below~!

So, it’s up to you guys to make this happen! If you have friends, a little brother, or grandmother interested in Kpop, makeup, or fashion, suggest that they subscribe XD They might even be the one to win!

I am also going to hold a Makeup Contest once I hit the 100 mark, with a bundle of Korean cosmetics as prizes, consisting mostly of Skin79 products — a very popular brand in Korea famous for their BB Cream, which I like so much, I’m going on my 3rd bottle soon!

 


From left to right, top to bottom.

  1. Etude Pouch (silver sequin exterior under pink lining, silver interior)
  2. Skin79 Diamond Absolute Total BB Cream (Full Size, 40g; SPF 37 PA+++)
  3. Skinfood Mushroom MultiCare BB Cream (Color #1, 50g; SPF 20 PA+)
  4. Skin79 Diamond UV Perfect BB Pact (13g; SPF 30 PA+++)
  5. Skin79 Diamond Star Glow Ball Powder (14g)
  6. Two Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm (Travel Size; SPF 25 PA++)
  7. Skin79 Diamond Prestige Beblesh Balm (Travel Size; SPF 25 PA++)
  8. Three Darkness False Eyelashes (ZO, VO, Under1 for lower lashline; includes 2 mini eyelash glues)
  9. +More Korean cosmetic samples and face masks (not in picture)

I may throw in one or two more things in there, but for now, those are the main prizes. The prizes will be split into two, a 1st place bundle and 2nd place bundle. Details will be given at the time of contest.

I actually own all of the Skin79 products and have been using them for a long time myself. I will be doing swatches and reviews on them later in a foundations and BB Cream swatch + review post!

PS. Haha, I didn’t realize when I was taking that picture how pink everything is! Most cosmetics aren’t even pink in color. Total coincidence =p