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Monday, November 24

Dermologica Daily Microfoliant

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Thanks to iFabbo I got to try out Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant ($52 - 2.6 oz). This is a micro exfoliant that is gentle enough for everday use yet powerful enough to encourage cleaner and more supple looking skin.

Product description:
"Gentle, daily use exfoliating powder for all skin conditions. Unique Rice-based powder formula activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter."

Ingredients:
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Oxide, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Colloidal Oatmeal, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Allantoin, Papain, Salicylic Acid, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, PCA, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Cyclodextrin, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Limonene, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) , Hexylene Glycol.

The Packaging:
The powder comes in a white shaker bottle that has two small holes at the top.

How to use:
Sprinkle the fine white powder into the palm of your hand. about a quarter size will do then add a lot of water to bring the powder to frothy consistency. Then just massage on your skin for at least 1 minute. Once dry add more water if desired and continue to rub or allow to sit on the skin for a minute more to maximize efficacy. To see this process in action check out their video:



Results:
After using my skin feels soft and velvety. I find that it calms the appearance of acne inflammation-- a problem I have been recently experiencing because of another product I'm also testing out. So it really helps to have this around. I've been using it on my clean face after I've done my cold water rinse.

Cons:
+ Pricey
+ Don't leave it in the bathroom or it will ruin the product
+ So powdery, it floats away if you're not careful
+ Not a heavy duty exfoliant.


Pros:
+ Doesn't dry out skin
+ Helps alleviate redness
+ Gentle enough for daily use and to completely remove makeup
+ Fragrance free



To find out more about this product go here: http://bit.ly/1w9hFHg 


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Monday, November 17

Why I'm Learning Korean

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learning korean, korean language, hangul, hangeul
If you've been following me for awhile you know that I tried to learn Korean last year and then stopped almost as soon as I started. I don't even remember why I fell off track. Maybe it was because of all the stress of work... I really don't remember.

But this time I really want to master the language. So here are my reasons for wanting to learn Korean and why I'm going to stick to it this time..... pinky swears...

 To Feel More Connected to My Boyfriend
As you can tell by the name of my blog that my boyfriend's name is Moo. His native language is Korean. Although he is completely fluent in English ( he's been in the states since he was 7) I think he would appreciate it if I learned his native tongue. Hopefully, his parents will appreciate it too since their Korean is much stronger than their English.

To Talk About People Behind Their Backs
Whaaaaat? Don't act like you're shocked! You know you were thinking it too. Is it bad that I want to be able to talk about people behind their backs? I hate it when I go to the Vietnamese nail salon and the nail tech starts talking about me. And I KNOW the nail tech is talking about me because she's pointing at me AND laughing. However, for the love of God I have no freaking clue what she's saying. 
I envy her.
I want to do that to. I want to be in the Walmart grocery line where I see your busted ass circa 1970s hairdo. And I want to say in Korean: "Do you see that chick? She is soooo Ratchet"! And  you would be none the wiser.... 
Ok, maybe not. I'm not that mean. Plus, I don't want to be one of those people who foolishly assumes that someone can't speak their language only to look like a total buffoon when the person confronts them in their language... Has that ever happened to you? If so, I'd love for you to share in the comments below.... 
But I digress. I Do want to be able to say something private out in the open but don't want people all up in my bizness.... *wags finger*

To Teach My Future Kids
I want my kids to be multi-lingual. I want them to know English, Korean and whatever other language they choose. But Korean & English are a must. I hope by them learning Korean that it will help them to stay in tuned with their Korean side and even lead to better job opportunities in the future.  
But I also want to learn Korean so that when one of my angry, bratty, little kids tries to say "미친년" to me because they don't get their way, I'll know that they're actually calling me the Korean curse word for Bitch and then I'll know to smack the Black and Yellow off of them for saying that bad word to me... Oh they'll know better after that...


Possible Extra Income as a Translator 

How many people do you know who speak Korean in the US? Exactly. Korean Translator jobs here I come-- freelancing from home!- Cha-ching!!!


One Day I Would Like to Travel to South Korea
Much of Moo's family lives in Korea. I would like to meet them someday and talk to them in their language. While there I also really want to be immersed in the culture. I want to check out the sites, eat the food, watch their movies. This is just a small guess, but I think this all would be way easier and I'd have a better experience if I understood the language.

So those are my reasons for really sticking to my guns this time and actually learning the language. What are yours?

If you'd like to learn Korean too, check out my new series where I make learning Korean Fast & Easy. You can start speaking and reading Korean in as little as 5 minutes! I know Korean can look pretty intimidating when you see all those strange characters that look nothing like our alphabet but really, Korean is much easier to learn than English. So if you have fairly mastered the English language, you can master Korean! Check out my series by clicking here!

잘있어!  (bye)


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