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December 2016

beautiFRIDAY: Jayeonbi Cool & Healing Pure Mask

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BeautiFriday: Jayeonbi Cool & Healing Pure Mask

Written by Ji | 30 December 2016

 

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Are you feeling a little down from post-holiday blues?  I am!  Even with all the hectic holiday drama, I miss all the festivities and joy that come with the stress.   For me, a 15-20-minute face mask and my favorite tunes playing in the background is the best way to destress.  On today’s Beautifriday, I am trying out Jayeonbi Cool & Healing Pure Mask.  I was first introduced to this face mask at KCON, a few months back.  As I was walking around, looking at all the amazing booths,  I saw a booth named Jayeonbi with a huge line.  Which meant, free loot!  You should know by now that I love free things.  It really doesn’t have to be big. I’ll take free stickers, water, or even a coupon.  I live for these things.  As I spun their wheel, I won a free face mask. Which was perfect, because there was some down time at KCON in between fan meets and waiting for certain events to start and I decided to try this face mask during one of those free periods.  I left the convention and walked towards the hallway, where there were a few seating areas and plopped myself down on one of the seats and applied the face mask.  I remember instantly feeling the cooling effect of the face mask and was instantly in love with it.  As I listened to a few tunes, I realized I had to buy more of the Cool & Healing Pure Mask.

 

Now I know what you’re thinking, and yes, I removed my make up before applying the mask.  I bought some makeup remover while I was there and reapplied my makeup after.  Why?  Because it was a hot California day and my makeup was already falling off my face.  I was going to redo it before the concert anyway, so removing and reapplying was already on my list of things to do.

 

Since I have been using this mask for a few months now, I have noticed a difference in my skin.  I normally use this mask when my skin is feeling a bit dry or on hot, humid days.  Whenever I use it, my skin always feels a bit tighter and rejuvenated.  I use different face mask every day, depending on what my skin needs.  And since today is a warm winter day, I choose my go to mask.

 

Would I buy this again?

The answer is obvious, yes, I would.  Sadly, the only way to buy this mask is at their online store.  Even though I have issues with shipping cost, this mask it truly worth it.

 

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Snack Sunday: Tous les Jours Fresh Cream Christmas Cake

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Snack Sunday: Tous les Jours Fresh Cream Christmas Cake

Written by Ji | 25 December 2016

 

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On today’s Snack Sunday adventure, I wanted to introduce you to a family tradition…Christmas cake!  This year my family is trying out Tous les Jours Christmas cake.  Normally if you go to a Korean bakery for a Christmas cake, it will be a sponge cake covered with delicious cream.  This year, was my turn to pick up this delightful treat.  But be warned, if you want a Christmas cake it is best to go early or reserve one ahead of time because it can get quite hectic in there.  I will not be making that mistake again.  After fighting for a parking space, and waiting in the store for what seemed like eternity, I finally got my Christmas cake.

I love everything about this bakery.  I love the design of the store. How easily the pastries are obtainable.  I love that they aren’t stingy with candles and you even get a free cake cutter.  Plus, they had a special going on.  If you bought a cake, you get a cute water bottle!  Anything free, will win me over.  It could have been a cute straw and I would have been excited.

First, let’s talk about the packaging.  The cake comes in a cute festive red box.  You could use the box as a centerpiece if you wanted to hide the cake until dessert time.  That’s what I did but only because my nephew kept trying to take the reindeer from the cake.  I don’t blame him; the reindeer is adorable.  The decorations on the cake were even cuter than the box.  All the fresh fruit were nicely placed on top of the cake.  With a cute sign in front of the reindeer that says, ‘Joyful Family Joyful Christmas”.  Tous les Jours gets an A+ for presentation!
Now the best part, the cake!  This cake was heaven!  I wish they sold a Costco size of this cake because there wasn’t enough for seconds, or thirds in my case.  I stole my nephews cake but in my defense, he doesn’t like cake and I gave him the reindeer.  So, it was a win win.  The cream on this cake was delicious.  It’s soft, light and creamy.   It’s seriously indescribable.  I had to stop myself from eating the cake too fast, so I could enjoy the taste longer.  The sponge cake was moist and bouncy.  The texture of the sweet cream mixed with the springy sponge cake was amazing.  I’ve tried a lot of cream cakes in my life, and this one is definitely on my top 3.

Would I buy this again?  
Yes, I will.  This cake was heaven sent.  I would of ate this whole cake by myself but sadly I had to share.  After all, Christmas is all about sharing and I don’t want to get on Santa’s bad list.  Big Bang’s MADE CD is coming out in a few days, and I’m told, if I’m a good girl, Santa will be making a special delivery for me.  As for the cake, I will be back to Tous les Jours to get another fresh cream cake for my family’s New Year’s party, per their request.  But this time, I’m going the day before and picking up two.  Because on January 2, I am going to start my annual “I’m going to eat healthy and exercise” diet and join a gym.  How long I will last, I don’t know.  But on January 1, I’m going to make sure to eat my cake first!

 

Have you tried Tous les Jours Christmas cake before?  Let us know your thoughts below.

DKI does 12 Days of Gifting: Winners

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DKI does 12 Days Of Gifting

WINNERS

Congratulations!

Please, direct message us via your winning social media handle within 24hrs with your USA mailing address.

 

Day 1[INSTAGRAM ONLY] https://www.instagram.com/p/BNr57CDguJH/ 오재신 (@boodiva_1004)

 

Day 2[FACEBOOK ONLY] Marina Phommabouth

 

Day 3[TWITTER ONLY] Cris(크리스) ‏@GoldenHeavens

 

Day 4[INSTAGRAM ONLY] 2 Winners

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNxUL_zgNir/ (@shelbysmom85)

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Day 5[FACEBOOK ONLY] Yann Xin

 

Day 6[TWITTER ONLY] 🐝buzz.louder ‏@_bball_court

 

Day 7[FACEBOOK ONLY] Erica Whodat-Westilldat Williams

 

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Day 9 [INSTAGRAM ONLY] https://www.instagram.com/p/BN7J2dgjYuK/ (@brennashae3)

 

Day 10[INSTAGRAM + FACEBOOK] Pearl Lai

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Day 11[TWITTER ONLY] keepbummin’ ‏@defjaesoul

 

Day 12[INSTAGRAM ONLY] https://www.instagram.com/p/BOC2poYgMBh (@mizzzkt)

 

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https://twitter.com/simvillanueva/status/809759727852797952 심‏@simvillanueva

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Snack Sunday: Orion Yegam Baked Potato Chips

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Snack Sunday: Orion Yegam Baked Potato Chips

Written by Ji | 18 December 2016

orionyegambakedpotatochipsOn today’s Snack Sunday adventure, I tried Orion Yegam Baked Potato Chips. If you read this weeks “BeautiFriday” you would already know that that I am currently lounging around at my super-secret location at Disneyland.  After my face mask, I opened the little box of the Orion Yegam Baked Potato Chips and was impressed by the packaging.  Inside the little box, was a foil package that contained the product.  Upon opening the product, I noticed it smelt like most baked chips, nothing to really note.  It looked like a flatter baked Ruffles chip but tasted similar to Pringles.  What I loved most about this chip was the crunchiness.  I felt like the people sitting 3 tables down could hear me eating the snack.  It does have an aftertaste of burnt chips, mixed with a slight shrimp chip flavor.  Which was actually quite pleasant.  Out of all the chips I reviewed so far, this one is thicker, crunchier and it paired nicely with my mint julep.

I also bought the cheddar version because I didn’t know how long my errands were going to take.  But instead of saving it for later, I decided now would be a good time to compare the two.  This one had a stronger scent versus the original but that was to be expected.  The scent is similar to any cheddar potato chip, again nothing different.  But it’s the taste that really sets them apart.  This snack is bursting with flavor.  A slightly sweet, savory cheddar flavor.  This one is my favorite of the two.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes! This snack was portable and delicious.  I loved the fact that I could throw this into my bag and not worry about the product getting smashed into bits.  I just wished my store carried the onion flavored one.  The reason why I wanted to try these chips so much was because Seo In Guk.  I loved him in “Shopping King Louie”, he was adorably cute in that drama. If he endorses the snack, I was game to try it. But I have no regrets on the flavors I tried, they were pretty impressive.

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Have you tried these chips before?  Let us know your thoughts below.

beautiFriday: Olive Young Shingmulnara Honey Mask

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BeautiFriday: Olive Young Shingmulnara Honey Mask

Written by Ji | 16 December 2016

 

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The holidays are always filled with never ending errands causing quite a bit of people to roll their eyes every time they hear holiday music.  For me, it’s that time of year where my Christmas cards go out a little too late, my Christmas tree still needs ornaments and I am only half way done with my Christmas shopping.  But I love this time of year.  No matter what I have on my plate, I do it with a smile.  After all, it only comes once a year!  I mean, technically I still have a little over a week to accomplish all my goals and attend at least four parties.  No rush, right?  Well today, I needed a little R&R, and took a much needed 2-hour break at Disneyland.  I went to my cabinet to check out my arsenal of face mask and choose one at random and went into the kitchen and picked out a snack for “Snack Sunday”.

On today’s BeautiFriday adventure, I decided to try a mask I got from the Olive Young booth at KCON.  I know what you’re thinking, “A face mask at Disneyland?  Have you gone crazy?”  Not really, this isn’t the first or will my last time doing this.  I know of a nice secluded area with seating, that I always go to when I want to work outdoors or just have some quiet time.  Today, Disneyland had very light traffic, so I was able to kill two birds with one stone and get both my articles done.

As I sat down at my super-secret location, I put down my mint julep, my snack, face mask and enjoyed the scenery.   I wasted no time and tore into my Shingmulara Honey Mask packet, removed the plastic film, and placed the transparent face mask onto my face.  I am no stranger to Olive Young Shingmulara mask.  I use that brand frequently because I love the light aroma coming from the mask.  The light scent is perfect when you are closing your eyes and enjoying the tranquility around you.  It’s like you lit a beautifully scented candle.  I never had the opportunity to try the Honey mask before today, so this was a treat.

After 20 minutes, I took off the face mask and patted the excess product into my face, neck, arms, legs and I still had product left over on the mask.  I don’t like wasting product, if I were at home, I would of rubbed all excess product everywhere until the face mask was dry. I love using face mask, I love the after face mask glow.  And this mask was no exception.  It left a nice youthful dewy look.  But I did have one issue.  The stickiness.  After removing the mask, my skin did feel sticky, but I was quick to apply all the left over product all over my body before it dried up.  For the next ten minutes, I sat there fanning myself in hopes that the stickiness would dissipate.  Thank goodness, the stickiness did not last.  Around 12-minute mark, I noticed a change.  My skin was no longer sticky, but instead it felt nourished and moisturized.  I was relived.  I feared I was going to walk around the rest of the day sticky.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes!  I normally get aloe one, but I will be adding honey to the mix.  While, I probably won’t be bringing this mask to Disneyland with me next time, I loved the afterglow the mask left behind. I’m happy the stickiness disappeared, but I’m even happier that the glow stayed most of the day.

 

DKI does 12 Days of Gifting: Bonus Boxing Day

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DKI DOES 12 DAYS OF GIFTING – OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

1.  PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: DKI DOES 12 DAYS OF GIFTING (\”Sweepstakes\”) begins on 15DEC16 at 05:00AM EST and ends on 19DEC16 at 11:59pm EST (the \”Promotion Period\”).

The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Dreamkatchers Initiative (“Sponsor”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may be reached by email at hello@dreamkatchersinitiative.com during the Promotion Period.

2.  ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of United States of America and Canada who are at least 18 (eighteen) years of age (the \”Entrant\”). Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (the \”Promotion Entities\”), are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Household Members and Immediate Family Members of such individuals are also not eligible to enter or win. “Household Members” shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year. “Immediate Family Members” shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

3. PRIZES:

1 (ONE) winner will receive [ 1 (ONE) Exo Acryl Concert light stick, 1 (ONE) Fanmade Cotton Mouth Face Mask, 1 (ONE) Poster, 1 (ONE) Necklace, 1 (ONE) Keychain, 1 (ONE) File Folder and 1 (ONE) Sing for You album] (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $50)

Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.

This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States of America and Canada. Prize(s) will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within said locations. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.

4. HOW TO ENTER: Enter the Giveaway during the Promotion Period online by completing each day’s entry requirements, which can be found on the following website at dreamkatchersinitiative.com.

Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the Entrant. Any attempt by Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void Entrant’s Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.

5. WINNER SELECTION: The Winner(s) of the Giveaways will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted within 2 days after the Promotion Period ends by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received.

6. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by social media announcement provided in the Entry Information within approximately 48 hours after the random drawing. Potential Winner must accept a prize by direct message as directed by Sponsor within 24 hours of  winner announcement notification. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive social media account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any social account.

Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively \”the Prize Claim Documents\”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

7. PRIVACY: Any personal information supplied by you will be subject to the privacy policy of the Sponsor posted at PRIVACY POLICY. By entering the Sweepstakes, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Sweepstakes Entities for the purpose of administration and prize fulfillment, including use in a publicly available Winners list.

8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, camera, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of any network or wireless service, the Internet or website or any combination thereof; (e) suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless or landline phone service; or (f) any injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer or mobile device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or download of any materials in the Sweepstakes.

If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. In such event, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total ARV as set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Sponsor and Released Parties shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Sweepstakes.

9. SOCIAL NETWORK DISCLAIMER

INSTAGRAM/TWITTER/FACEBOOK STATEMENT OF RELEASE : A Facebook/Instagram/Twitter account may be required to enter. It is free to create an account at facebook.com; twitter.com; instagram.com. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook/Instagram/Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. By participating via the Facebook/Instagram/Twitter platforms, participants are also subject to each social network’s data policy and terms of use, which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy and https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/update ; https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/ and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/terms/api/ ;
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11. SPONSOR:

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DKI Does 12 Days of Gifting: Day 12 Summary

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We hope you’ve enjoyed DKI Does 12 Days Of Gifting so far. Last day today!

Don’t forget you are able to enter for previous days until the end of Day 12 but entries posted for the current day before that day’s giveaway graphic has been posted are invalid.

Giveaway ends on 16DEC16 at 11:59pm EST. Check out the Giveaway rules & prize list page: https://www.dreamkatcherinitiative.com/dki-does-12-days-of-gifting/

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