Monday, June 26, 2017

Vintage inspiration

Today I want to introduce a new section in my blog in which I share pictures from my Instagram account, regarding fashion and beauty. Today's theme will be: Vintage inspiration. Feel free to follow me on Instagram for more fashion and beauty ideas @yulii_85

Vintage inspired mustard cardigan with lace from forever 21 ....

Some vintage accessories can be easily found in consignment 
and secondhand stores at very affordable prices. 

I love this vintage inspired dress I got from

This heart brooch is a one of a kind a vintage piece, 
belonging to my mom, a true little treasure ...

Pretty aqua vintage styled blouse from forever 21 ..

A true vintage set of earrings and necklace given to me by an aunt ....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

IQ Natural Aluminum Oxide Exfoliate Crystals

Today I would like to share my experience using the IQ Natural Micodermabrasion product made with Aluminum Oxide Crystals. I bought this product on Amazon for $9.95 (usd), which I find to be more than affordable for those of us on a beauty budget. The main reason I purchased this product was my desperate need of a deeper exfoliation, that I could do from home.

This product is very easy to use you just mix the Oxide Crystals with your regular facial wash and massage in a circular motion on your face. What I like about this product is that the Oxide Crystals are very fine in size and don't feel harsh when used. I also love the fact that the label states that this product is cruelty-free which means this company doesn't test its products on animals.

I have used this product several times already sometimes I use it once a week and other times once every two weeks just to make sure I'm not over exfoliating. I have probably used it about ten times and I'm still not even half way through the container.

When I use it I like to take my time and wash my face by sections, starting with my left cheek, then right one, forehead, nose and chin. For each section of my face I mix the crystals with a small amount of my Olay foaming face wash, and massage onto my already wet face. I do about 15 seconds on each section and then rinse throughly. 

After my face is dry I like to take a close look at my skin with a magnifying mirror and can say that I'm pleased with the results. My skin looks and feels smoother and my pores look much cleaner, which is what I love most. At the end I only use a moisturizer on my skin and go to sleep, with a fresh and clean feeling face. 


1. You can use it at home
2. Affordable price
3. Lasts a long time
4. Gentle on the skin
5. Paraben-free
6. Sulfate-free


1. Had to purchase online
2. I have to mix it on my own with
my face wash, it gets a little messy

Overall I would recommend this podruct to anyone who wants a deeper but gentle exfoliation that can be done from home. It has been more than a year ago since I bought this product so it now has an updated label cover. Of course there are other Microdermabrasion at home devices that can offer more visible results and that I would like to try in the future but for the moment I will stick with this product. I hope this review was helpful to those out there who wish to pamper and improve the texture of their facial skin.

Disclaimer: This product review is based entirely on my personal opinion and experience while using the specified product.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Korean accessories

    Most girls love cute things and I am not the exception, I confess I tend to gravitate towards anything cute and sweet. So I must say I was delighted when I visited Korea in 2014, and found all types of cute accessories in the local shops. Ever since I've been wanting to make a post on this topic so here I am finally getting to it. All the things photographed in this post I got in Korea, most belong to me and a few to my sister which I borrowed to share here, so please sit back and enjoy.


                                  HAIR ACCESSORIES 

 I saw a lot of these lovely hair ties with bunny ears which 
 are so adorable and just had to buy them ... I just couldn't 
 get enough of these ^^

These bunny ears have a wire inside which makes 
them adjustable~

Plastic coil hair ties in multiple colors !!!



These lovely earrings were only 1,000 won which
I believe is about $1 U.S. Dollar

All of the earrings photographed here, me and my sister
bought in Myeong-dong... which is a very popular
shopping district in Seoul.

                 MORE ACCESSORIES

I love this teddy bear broach~ 

Lovely little foldable mirror~

If you visit Korea I recommend you go to Myeong-dong,
it's a must for tourists who love shopping. You will find all
kinds of stores here and surely find anything you need, such
as clothes, cosmetics, accessories and beyond. What I loved 
the most about this place was the small accessory shops, where 
I found most of these goodies at very affordable prices.

Some of the other accessories in this post I bought at underground
shops below a subway station. These were a bit more pricey in 
my opinion, but since I had not yet gone to Myeong-dong I did
spend some money here. Overall it was a learning experience 
of finding the shops with the most affordable prices, so I don't
regret it, because I had fun in the process.

If you also love Korea like I do, I hope that you can visit
it some day and enjoy the uniqueness of this beautiful country.