Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Korea Diary 6 : Insadong and Home Again

It feels like forever and ever ago that I was last home (during the Christmas hols) but I'm finally back! My time in Korea flew by, and though I'm sad I couldn't have stayed any longer I am enjoying the feeling of being at home (having dinner made for me, fluffy animals everywhere and not having to pay to do my laundry :P).

On Sunday I had my last big spending day and bought quite a lot...I seriously need to curb my spending now I'm home :P Three of us went to Insadong which is a famous (very touristy :P) shopping street in Seoul. It is packed with traditional craft shops, gift stores and restaurants. When we went we saw a street performance with traditional Korean dancers (and some of the crowd joining in :P). If you want to go to Korea for a shopping holiday (or just fancy a nice day out) I really recommend checking out Insadong.

So...onto my slightly naughty buys...

I had to get this classic tourist 'I <3...' t-shirt, it's a bit big, so it'll probably turn into one of my many sleepy tees. The panda was just TOO CUTE to say no to :P I have issues with cute things...


Onto cleansers, I've heard good things about this Laneige cleanser (it was Bubzbeauty's favourite a while ago) so I thought I'd give it a go. I also bought this baking powder cleanser because it claims to be deep pore cleansing (and specialises in removing make up hence the 'BB' at the top). I'll do reviews on both of these once I've used them long enough :)


This Skin Food Rice Mask is another product recommended by Bubzbeauty (I generally get most of my Asian product knowledge from her and Miss Glamorazzi).


I bought sooo many nail polishes > . < From left to right : Skin Food (BL004), Innisfree (7 and 8), The Face Shop ( GR502, WH002, RD302 and BK901). These all have names, but they're in Korean > . <


I love the packaging for this Peripera tint. It's by the same artist who did 2NE1's Hate You music video (which I LOVE) Mari Kim. The tint is in shade 2 Pink Juice.


Finally I got this cute pink eyeshadow palette from Aritaum. I thought the colours were really cute for girly spring looks :)


So that's the last of my Korea hauls! The next day I popped on a 10 hour flight (urggggh), waited in Abu Dhabi for 3 hours, then got on a 7 hour flight back to England. I died several times > . < I also got bad baby karma from having such luck on my flight there (see Korea Diary 1 ). On the 7 hour flight this little kid screamed constantly... But I managed to fit in 5 films (War Horse : Crying like a madwoman on the plane, Breaking Dawn : Surprisingly enjoyable for a Twilight film, New Years Eve : Basically the exact same film as Valentine's Day but enjoyable nonetheless, The Iron Lady : Quite emotional and showing a softer side of Maggie T I hadn't imagined (still a Tory though...), and Sherlock Holmes 2 : So boring and such a disappointment after loving the first one).

Now I'm back home with EASTER EGGGSSSS :D (Green and Black's ftw). I have oh so many blog posts I need to write (including my giveaway!) but those will have to wait until I get back to uni :) I'm about to have an incredibly busy few days popping around the country visiting family and friends before going back to uni on Sunday, so blog posts will be on a hold for a few days (which feels like ages to me because I must admit I've become a little addicted to this blogging business!).

See you soon lovelies :) Enjoy the rest of the hols <3

Sunny xxxxx

- Naughty Tolly isn't allowed upstairs, but he has found a loophole by sitting on the staircase :P

17 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had an amazing time! And you've reminded me that I still need to watch The Iron Lady!

    Also loving the panda tee!

    xx

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    1. It was so good! (The holiday and the film :P) x

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  2. I LOVE your blog...Great photos!Really enjoying your blog and am your newest follower. Please check mines out and follow me if you’d like =)

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  3. omg! did you had enough space in the bag for all of the stuff you got! like your choices!

    xoxo, andie
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    1. I very almost couldn't fit everything in! :P x

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  4. Great gets :) And welcome home ^^ :D

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    1. Thank you :) I've missed home x

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  5. Welcome back! It sounds like you had a fantastic time, some great purchases too, looking forward to seeing some reviews.
    x

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    1. Thanks :) It was amazing ^ - ^ x

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  6. thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :)
    sounds like you had such a fun time in korea, lucky girl! :D
    no wonder the packaging looks so familiar, i love 2NE1! haha xx.

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    1. It was sooooo good :D and I love 2ne1 as well :) x

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  7. what cute packaging huh! love it doll :)

    Jordan xx
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  8. Wow! You bought a lot of stuff.

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  9. That Peripera packaging is soooo cute!

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  10. Sounds like you had an amazing time- and some good shopping done too!

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  11. woooooww !! daebak ~~
    you're so lucky, Korea is great nee ? :D
    I really want to go to Korea, want to see BIG BANG, 2ne1 & SHINee (i can dream lol)
    There's no Korean shops in France... i want to buy some korean products so badly !
    Hope you enjoyed this trip ! ^^

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