Wednesday, October 21, 2015

[Travel Blog 2015] Serenity goes to Hello Kitty Cafe in South Korea!




One thing I realised about Korea is that they LOVE cafes! Any Cafe theme you can think of, they have it.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

[Travel Blog 2015] Serenity in Jeju - YEHA Tour Review



If you plan on going to Jeju and don't know whether to hire a car, join a tour, or just drive, today's blog post will discuss one of the options! Joining the YEHA tour!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

[Travel Blog 2015] Serenity bound for South Korea, Jeju-do!!



If you've read my previous post, you would have known I went to Korea [Read it here if you haven't]! If you didn't, well.. I went to Korea and my first stop was to the beautiful island of Jeju! We stayed in Jeju for 3 days, 2 nights before hustling back to Seoul!

In this blogpost, I will outline my experience in Korea. To keep this blogpost succinct, I will post another blog purely for tips on travelling to Jeju, recommendations etc; 

Monday, June 29, 2015

[Travel Adventure 2015] Serenity Bound for South Korea!!




You may have realised, I have been lacking in updates for the last 3 months but I have been very busy planning for this trip - preparing/finishing all my uni work and working my ass off to earn enough money for this trip.

And finally, the day has come and it finally happened!

I went to KOREA!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Review: KOJI Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Black




A tad bit lagged, but better late then never!

Today, I am finally back with another review that I have been extremely excited to review about! The Dollywink Liquid Eyeliner!

I am always on a hunt for good eyeliner so when I find something I really enjoy using, I tend to stay really faithful and at the moment, I can see myself just using this product for many future years!


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

AFC Asian Cup Final Australia vs Korea!!!




I am not the most athletic or biggest sports nerd out there but when it comes to watching sports, my eyes are always glued onto the screen, especially finale games! Yesterday, I finally ticked off one of the things on my bucket list and went to watch a soccer game - the AFC Asian Cup finale match Australia against Korea, and boy, let my tell you was I sitting on the edge of my seat the entire time!!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Where to get Korean (Asian) Beauty Products Online



Happy New 2015 guys! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's Break because I sure did! 2014 flew by like the speed of light and I can't believe it's another year already! I still can't get use to writing 2015!

Anyways, my first post of the year would be in my opinion an highly anticipated one for all international readers that have difficult accessing Korean Beauty products as I have compiled a list of where I get a lot of my beauty products!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Review: OST Original Pure C20 Serum




After long contemplation, I finally gave in and got my hands on Ost Original's Pure C20 serum which is a 'highly concentrated' vitamin c serum. Vitamin C has been known for its beauty benefits; targeting multitudes of skin issues and to no surprise, this product has been highly raved about.

As you may have noticed in probably all my post, I've mentioned how I experienced an extremely horrible breakout during my trip to Singapore. Whilst, I don't really get breaks out anymore other than the occasional hormonal pimple, my acne scarring/ hyper pigmentation from that trip has not recovered; even after 7 months.

I have resorted to varying products to no avail; however, I was recommended this product. I have heard about this serum for a while, but only till recently, did I get any motivation to buy it.

I've been using it for a bit over a month now and I am quite satisfied.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Best Blog Award


Very lagged, possibly 2-3 months but please forgive me!!

But many thanks to a very sweet blogger (http://sshrimppaste.blogspot.com.au/)who nominated me for the Best Blog Award. Now, I have taken a step up to the challenge, to answer these questions.

From this, I hope you guys get to know me better as well!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Haul: My Etude House Haul



Etude House (etudehouse.com) has recently opened a global website for international customers allowing them to easily access some of Etude's highly sought out items. At the start of November, Etude House had an awesome free shipping event for orders over $30 with an additional 15% discount for Paypal paying customers!

Taking advantage of this sale, I bought some of my favourite items as well as items I've always wanted to try from Etude.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Food Adventure: Devon Cafe



Located just off the outskirts between Central and Surry Hills, Devon Cafe has caught the attention of food bloggers alike. A favourite place among many food bloggers that offers food beyond the conventional brunch menu.

Harnessing flavours from Korea, Japan, Europe etc; they exploit these traditional flavours via unconventional means to create a dish that has an abundance of 'awesomeness'. 

Here was my experience. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fashion 101: OOTD: My not so friendly summer outfit




Hi guys! I am back today presenting my newest blog feature - my ootd. Pretty much, this post will focus on some of my favourite pairings, that will hopefully give you guys a better insight into my personal style/personality.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

My Adventure: My hike to Wentworth Falls

If you live in Sydney, Wentworth Falls must be quite familiar to you. In the last year or so, this place has been a hotspot for tourist and australian's alike. It is located in the heart of Blue Mountains and is a wonderful place to go hiking with a view.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

My skincare wishlist


My growing interest in skincare has witnessed majority of my money being spent on buying new products. A significant portion of my interest has stemmed from the enviously beautiful/flawless skin of Koreans and their insanely tedious skin care routine. Thus, to one day achieve such beautiful skin, I aspire to try out all the best of the best products!

With many Koreans using more than 5+ products every night, you can just imagine how densely populated korean/asian skincare products there are. Competition is tough in Korea and in Asia in general and thus, there are constantly new releases as well as many different 'versions' of the same product, whilst in Western countries, it is safe to say, skincare products are rather standstill with very few new releases every month. Thus, all of the items compiled on this list are from asian brands.

With that said, my yearn to try out new products has taken a toll and I haven't been able to keep up with the new trends. This has resulted in an seemingly unending 'want/wishlist' of Korean/Asian beauty care products.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Review + Unboxing: w2Beauty Skincare Beauty Box! #1


With the hype surrounding Korean beauty boxes lately, it comes to no surprise w2beauty a.k.a Alice has responded to the request of her customers and too, has released her own version. While I was a fan of the Memebox, I was really excited to see what w2beauty had in stall.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Review: Etude' s House Play Theory Moist Sleeping Mask



Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of post lately, university has started again which has significantly drained my time. But the main reason why I haven't been posting is because my SD card with ALL my edited/unedited photos cracked into two when I dropped my laptop.

I've been so upset and depressed over it since I had my holiday photos on the card as well. I never learn my lesson to back up my stuff. But let's be real here, who ALWAYS backs up their stuff...? Okay, yeah maybe I should start doing it....

Anywho, I ran out of my HG Laniege's EX sleeping mask (review can be found here) so I decided to pick up something new - that something 'new' was the Etude House's Moist Sleeping Mask.

Friday, July 18, 2014

My Food Adventure: Brewtown Newtown



Newtown Brewtown! The place the ever-so-popular cronut calls home and a must try if you go to Newtown.

Reaching the area was a huge trek. From driving all the way to Newtown then having to find a place to park was beyond treacherous. After fighting what felt like a million adversities, to then be hit with the possibility of the kitchen closing before we even got a spot to sit in the store, killed a part of me.

Crazy? I know. I was speechless to hear the possibility of heading home without the chance of eating anything. Praying that luck was on our side and annoying the waitress by making her update us on where we were on the waitlist, we were luckily seated 10 minutes before the kitchen closed.

The anxious spell that warped around me dissipated, but the overwhelming burden of choosing what dish we wanted within 5 minutes was the next challenge.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Innisfree Green Tea Seed Oil





You know, I have this one sided affair with Innisfree. When I lay out similar products, I always choose Innisfree over other brands. While I don't do it purposely, I always somehow manage carting a variety of products from the Innisfree line.

Perhaps it is because it's products are environmentally friendly/sustainable, employs natural ingredients and majority, if not all, are free from skin irritants such as parabens etc;.

To no surprise while doing my routinely beauty hauling, I picked up Innisfree's Green Tea Seed Oil.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Review + Swatch: Essie 'Raspberry' Nail Polish




While everyone else around the world are soaking in the sun, I am buried in sorrow with Australia's winter. Some may enjoy the cold season but for me, winter really sucks. I get awfully dry and sensitive skin and the lack of insulation on my body discourages me from doing anything other than staying in my bed.

But one positive that sprouts from winter is the opportunity to wear your favourite layers and for berry tones to come out.

As we all know, wine and berry tones are universal colours when it comes to the colder seasons. I, for one adore berry tones. My go to choice of colour are berry/wine/maroon tones for everything - including, my clothes and makeup. Likewise for that very reason, I am indifferent when it comes to nail polishes. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

My Food Adventure: Stix Desserts


Taken from their facebook page - how it looks when it is fully stocked!

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!!

Located on the famous Crown st, renowned as the street with the best food (at least in my opinion), Stix Desserts puts a new twist to the already saturated ice cream world. The concept of "personalising your own ice cream" comes into play here. Your choice of gelato or sorbet comes in popsicle form and you are given the option of decorating it with different chocolate coatings and toppings.

Monday, June 30, 2014

New Instagram!


How has everyone been? Good, I hope! 

Anyways, today, I have an announcement to make! I have just created a new instagram account purely for this blog where I will be keeping everyone updated on what I have recently purchased, what I will be reviewing etc!

So I hope you can keep updated by following me there! 



You can find me on instagram @serenitydays_

Review + Swatch: Etude House Magic Any Cushion - Peach, Pink and Mint




The product I've been eagerly wanting to try is Etude House's Magic Any Cushion which they released sometime back in March I believe. It has been said to do wonders to the skin and is the cushion variant of the ever so popular 'Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base'. Whilst I haven't tried the Sweet Recipe base, I have heard relatively positive reviews regarding it.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Review: Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum


Some factors and direction of use

I am always on the look out for good skin care products that I can add to my skin care routine and I decided to pick up one of Innisfree's best selling products.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

My Food Adventure: Circa Expresso!

Picture taken from their website - the appearance of the store from the outside

I love going out to brunch with my girls and one of the places I enjoy going to is Circa Expresso located in the heart of Parramatta.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review: Etude House's Brush Shower Cleaner



Y'all! I finally finished semester 1. With all the exams out of the way, I have time to dedicate to this blog. Somehow, I always seem to neglect this blog :(

Anyways, I am back with a review/how to: on Etude House's Brush shower cleaner.