I went on a shopping spree for Christmas as a treat for myself, to buy gifts for others, and catch the winter sales. Here’s a video of the clothes, accessories, beauty products, and nail polishes I bought. I also included an Outfit of the Day to model and style what I bought for you guys ^^
I am also doing a mini giveaway of these super cute socks in the video as well. Please check out the video for details.
After a lot of thought on how I was going to 1) take beautiful pictures of all the many items I hauled, including the clothes and 2) how I was going to model all of them without making a big project out of turning it into a Look post instead of a Haul post, I finally decided it would be just much easier to make a haul video. Also, I have had requests from you guys to do haul videos from the comments you gave me in my last giveaway, so it works out nicely.
I found that I enjoyed making the video a lot more than I did shooting looks just because I don’t have to move the furniture around my tiny apartment to make room for a full body shoot and it seems a lot more dynamic and relatable to be talking in a video rather than just have you look at my pictures.
As a result, I decided to move more of what I do on my blog to the form of Youtube videos — hauls, reviews, beauty tips and advice, and of course, makeup tutorials. It doesn’t mean I won’t be updating my blog anymore, but more that the two will complement each other.
What do you guys think?
Here are some photos from my weekend, taken on my new phone. Ipod picture quality totally loses!
01 Most people don’t realize I live in a city outside of Seoul. I stay at a hostel when I visit Seoul for the weekend 02 My total Christmas shopping haul bags 03 Back of my “new” vintage denim jacket (see video) 04 Club stamp from Club Cocoon in Hongdae (great club!)
05 Outfit on display at Zara Men. Was debating whether to buy the vest or not for Gary 06 Sweat shirt on sale at Giordana 15,000 won ($15 USD) 07 Choosing a scarf for the little brother 08 Gary wearing his shirt and scarf Christmas gift
Check out the video for the rest of the haul.
Hope you guys enjoyed! The video came from a lot of hard work and late night editing T__T
There are about five hundred reasons why I took forever to update with this video — I kept having to transfer the data from my 4GB SD card to my computer every 10ish minutes as I was shooting (I have a new 16GB SD card now though!), had to re-shoot it because the first shooting had a really bad angle and I kept blocking the lens with my mirror, had problems with music copyright issues, and just could not mute the SOUND of the original clip after 2 days of unsuccessful experimenting with iMovie.
My head is about to blow right now.
Anyways, it was a lot of work, but here it finally is. At first I was really excited to finally make my first Youtube video, because even before wanting to do a beauty/fashion blog and Lookbook shoots, I had wanted to do Youtube videos because it was one of my main inspirations into makeup. However, I realize there is a lot of room for improvement, and I even considered just scrapping this video completely.
Actually, I’m still wondering if I shouldn’t have done so at this moment.
I realized though that this is my first try and as I’m quite unfamiliar with video shooting and editing, I shouldn’t expect perfect on the first try T__T Make it a learning process!
Your comments, ratings, and subscriptions will be much appreciated. Thank you~! ^^
(The lighting made my lips look real pink. The color is more of a natural beige.)
This is one of my favorite eyeshadow looks to do for clubbing or just a night out. The main point is using the gel liner as an eyeshadow base as it is waterproof and longer lasting than regular cream shadow bases. The three steps of eyelining — eyeliner, gel liner, and shadow lining is to ensure your liner stays there all night.
It may look like a lot of work, but once you’ve done it a few times, it’s actually really easy!
Shu Uemura 18 goat
Elf Small Precision Studio Brush
Elf Complexion Studio Brush
Elf Small Angled Studio Brush
Elf Contour Studio Brush
Elf Fan Studio Brush
Elf professional Blending Eye Brush
Innisfree Sponge/Smudge Brush
Elf professional Concealer Brush
Tony Moly Velvet Touch Primer
Shu Uemura Illuminating Moisture Foundation 784
Hera HD Foundation 21
It’s Skin Brightening Perfect Hide Concealer Nude Beige #21
Missha Perfect Concealer Light Beige
Skin79 UV Screen Beblesh Pact
NYX Blush Taupe
Shu Uemura M PINK 32E
Tony Moly Party Lover Gel Eyeliner Pearl Violet #5
D.te (디.떼) Celebrity Eyes Deep Wine WN535
Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box Ransom
Missha Powder Eyes WH01
Skinfood Sugar Bloom Shadow Box Cappuccino Bloom #3
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes 0L
Tony Moly Party Lover Gel Eyeliner Black #1
NYX Single Shadow 01 Black
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
L’oreal Panoramic Curl Waterproof Mascara Black
Missha Auto Eyebrow Pencil Brown (갈색)
I personally really like and recommend these two products: 1) Tony Moly Gel Eyeliner Black #1 and Pearl Violet #5; 2) D.te (디.떼) Celebrity Eyes Deep Wine WN535
Tony Moly Gel Eyeliner Black #1 and Pearl Violet #5; $7~ USD
Some say that this liner is comparable to Bobbi Brown’s gel liner, except at 1/3 the price! A friend said her Bobbi Brown liner dried out a few months after she bought it. I’ve used the Tony Moly Black liner for almost 2 years and it’s still like when I first bought it.
It’s waterproof and lasts all day. However, on the waterline or after a night of clubbing as a liner, it does fade and smudge (but so does everything else I’ve tried on the waterline).
The Pearl Violet liner is not as pigmented and dark as the Black as a liner (it took two applications to get the line in the swatch picture), but I bought it to use as an eyeshadow base, which it works great as. After clubbing, even if all my eyeshadow is gone and waterproof mascara has smudged, the gel liner is still in place looking like my eyeshadow.
Tony Moly is a widespread makeup brand in Korea and has stores in all major shopping areas in Korea.
D.te (디.떼) Celebrity Eyes Deep Wine WN535; $5~ USD
I picked this shadow up randomly on a whim and absolutely love the color. It is a deep, glittery and metallic plum purple. I get a lot of compliments on my eyeshadow whenever I wear this.
However, this particular shadow color breaks really easily. I bought it for a friend who said she liked the color, and saw that the store sample was broken too, while most of the other shadows were just fine. I think it just has a really loose build and breaks easily. You just have to be careful with fallouts, use a fan brush under your eyes, or apply the shadow first and clean up fallouts before your skin makeup.
Paired on top of Tony Moly’s Pearl Violet Gel Liner as a base, it makes a beautiful purple.
You can purchase this at general cosmetics stores in Korea, where a variety of Korean brands like VOV and Cathy Cat are sold.
I’m hoping my next Youtube tutorial is going to be more basic, slower paced, and beginner-friendly. I’ll probably also do a voice over as well. What do you guys think?
If you have requests for any looks or specific needs, please feel free to ask~! ^^