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KMUSIC: January Spotlight

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KMUSIC: January Spotlight

Written by Ji | 30 January 2018

 

The January comeback songs were full of longing, soul and heartbreak. I must admit, listening to them made my heart ache a bit but luckily there were some songs that lifted my spirit. Here are a list of comebacks that made my list for January KMUSIC Spotlight.

The first group on my list is Block B with their single, “Don’t Leave”. I love when Block B comes out with ballads. They are able to express such emotional words so perfectly with their vocals. The mix of their voices plus their beautifully done music video sets them apart from the rest of the contenders this month.

The next group is Mamamoo with their single, “Paint Me”. Mamamoo usually comes out with the same type of music, but this one had a different type of vibe. It was a different type of powerful and soulful that we normally hear from them. This song was strong and full symbolism. Each color represented a new emotion, a feeling, an expression. It was a simple but well done video that made a big impact on me.

I have listed two music videos for N. Flying, “Hot Potato”. This song brought me back to a happy state, especially their dance video. I am solely putting this on the list, because this song is awesome. Seriously, watch it. You welcome.

And lastly, Jonghyun “ Shinin”. I know, this is completely bias. He is after all my favorite in SHINEE. I always loved his voice and his ability to make music that speaks to me. (May he his soul rest in peace).

This month, like the past few month was filled with amazing comebacks from so many people groups. Here are some honorable mentions that I need to be mentioned.

Red Velvet “Bad Boy”. After watching countless videos of heartbreak and regret, this song had a different vibe of seduction and want. The beat caught my attention and the catchy chorus was stuck in my head for a few hours.

The next honorable mention goes to INFINITE, “Tell me”. By the time I got to the chorus I was hooked. INFINITE did not disappoint with their new song and their impressive dance moves.

I honestly wish I could add at least 10 more songs to this list. From Sunmi, Oh My Girl, iKON, 5TION, Kim Kyu Jong of SS501, Suzy, and many others. There were so many strong comebacks, it was hard to choose. Especially since so many of them are on my list of groups that I love to watch and listen too.

Did your favorite January comeback make the list? Let us know which groups made the spotlight for you!

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beautiFRIDAY: Make P:rem Peel me. Radiance Peeling Sleeping Pack

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beautiFRIDAY: Make P:rem Peel me. Radiance Peeling Sleeping Pack

Written by Dee | 26 January 2018

 

beautiFRIDAY: Make P:rem Peel me. Radiance Peeling Sleeping PackI have a pretty low maintenance skincare routine but I find that with the cooler temperature, my face occasionally needs some additional hydration that allows me to try out new products. On today’s beautiFRIDAY adventure, I tried out Make P:rem Peel me. Radiance Peeling Sleeping Pack.

This is my first experience with a sleeping mask. Basically, a sleeping mask comes at the end of your nightly skincare routine, a cream or gel that you put on right before you go to sleep that locks in the all the moisture from the previous steps that you’ve done.

The Make P:rem Radiance Peeling Sleeping Pack is a gel-type moisturizer and sleeping cream that works overnight to smooth, soothe, and deeply hydrating your skin. Then you rinse it off in the morning. The smell of the Sleeping Pack is clean and fresh. When you initially put the blue gel on it goes on smooth but thick and it feels cool. I did wait a bit for it to start absorbing before going to lay down. Surprisingly, it didn’t stick to my pillows. After I washed it off in the morning, my skin felt soft, rejuvenated and plump.

beautiFRIDAY: Make P:rem Peel me. Radiance Peeling Sleeping Pack

Would I buy this again?

Yes, I would because the next morning after I washed it off my face felt really soft and hydrated. I also noticed that the longer I use it that my skin feels smoother and my skin looks brighter.  I like that the Make P:rem Peel me. Radiance Peeling Sleeping Pack is gentle on my sensitive skin and yet clears up any potential break outs brewing as well as any associated redness.

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Snack Sunday: Orion Choco Pie Green Tea Matcha Latte

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Snack Sunday: Orion Choco Pie Green Tea Matcha Latte

Written by Dee | 21 January 2018

Snack Sunday: Orion Choco Pie Green Tea Matcha Latte

For today’s Snack Sunday  adventure, I tried out Orion Choco Pie Green Tea Matcha Latte flavor. These were an unexpected second present from my Reddit Secret Santa. Apparently, the USPS had delivered originally to the wrong address and a kind person returned them to the post office so they arrived after Christmas for me.  They come 12 Choco Pies individually wrapped in a box with love. 

The flavor of these Choco pies is actually matcha latte, so it a milky matcha green tea flavor. The chocolate was good. The green tea cake inside was fresh and had a mild green tea flavor, it could have been stronger. Overall, it worked quite well together to where it isn’t as sweet as the original Choco Pie.

Bonus: If you microwave the  Green Tea Choco Pie for 10-20 seconds, it turns into a lovely Matcha flavored s’mores.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes, I would. I generally find the original Choco Pies too sweet, while the the matcha flavor isn’t all that strong in this one it does counter balance the chocolate and marshmallow enough for me actual enjoy eating this. 

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beautiFRIDAY: Olive Young’s The R U Real Branch?

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beautiFRIDAY: The R U Real Branch?

Written by Ji | 12 January 2018

beautiFRIDAY: Olive Young’s The R U Real Branch?

On the last beautiFRIDAY article, I reviewed Olive Young’s The R U Real Poppy face mask.  On this week’s beautiFRIDAY adventure, I tried out The R U Real Branch? face mask from Olive Young.  I wanted to review these masks back to back since they both are from the adorable movie “Trolls”.  These masks are pretty much identical in texture, had the same amount of serum and had that creepy but semi cute troll face pattern.

The Branch mask is made to help reduce wrinkles, which we all know, is my favorite type of mask.  I didn’t expect much from this mask, considering I felt like this was more for fun and amusement and to possibly scare other people with your new troll face.  But I was impressed with the results.  As always, most facemask leave behind that “facemask glow” but I did notice an improvement to my pores.  The mask was lightly scented, but for some reason, I couldn’t figure out the scent.  But it was nice and refreshing.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes!  I know, you are probably as shocked as I am.  While I do have mask that help my pores, I was intrigued with the results this mask produce.  So much so, I think I’m going to buy a few and see how well it helps with reducing wrinkles.  Of course, this will take a few months to figure out, but when I figure out the results, I will update you.

 

Have you tried this mask?  Which Olive Young Troll mask was your favorite?

Dreamkatchers Initiative | Snack Sunday

Snack Sunday: CW Scorched Rice Candy

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Snack Sunday: CW Scorched Rice Candy

Written by Ji | 07 January 2018

Snack Sunday: CW Scorched Rice Candy

I ended last year with a cold and for some reason, I still have it.  Luckily, the only thing bothering me is my dry throat.  I was with my cousin a few days ago, and she handed me some sort of hard candy.  She told me, she must be getting old since she’s starting to pass out hard candy as a treat.  She laughed and told me she didn’t have any lozenges but she did have something that might help.  Apparently, any hard candy or even a lollipop will help with my dry throat.

For today’s Snack Sunday surprise adventure, I tried out CW Scorched Rice Candy.  I didn’t read or ask what flavor.  I was desperate to alleviate my issue and would have tried anything. Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised by this snack.  While I am grateful it did help my problem, I was more interested in the flavor.  As my cousin stared at me, knowing perfectly well it was going to catch me off guard.  I just looked her and raised my eyebrows.  She just stood there and nodded.  She didn’t have to tell me the flavor, I knew instantly what it was.  This candy tasted just like scorched rice.  I love scorched rice.  I love it as a snack.  I love it as a meal and now I love it as a candy.  Not only did this snack have a flavor I loved, it also had a bit of sweetness to it.  The flavor never dissipated from the delicious snack.  It lasted until the very end.  I was sad when I finished it, but thankfully my cousin handed me a few to take home.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes, I would!!!  But it’s not at my local store, I know, I tried.  So, over the weekend, I will be checking out all stores within my county.  I just love the slight sweet flavor of the scorched rice.  It makes me happy knowing I can enjoy this treat anytime without having to turn on the stove.