Popping in???

Wow it’s been more than 2 years since I wrote a post !!!!

I feel like I’ve never really blogged or web logged outside of video logging on YouTube and photo logging on Instagram;

It would be a really great idea to convert all of our video and photo content to blog posts but the time investment really deters me T T

Anyways~ just randomly wanted to pop in and share some small thoughts lol!

Nami 🌟

Romantic Red Valentines Makeup

I know special holidays or festivities are really fun for people and even though my husband and I aren’t too particular about special events or days, I still thought it would be fun to create a Valentines day makeup !!


This casual Get-Ready-With-Me style tutorial features a romantic makeup look with red tones!

Hope everyone spends their Valentines healthy no matter who are spending that particular Tuesday with! ^ ^

☆ Nami

Makeup Forever NEW Artist Rouge Lipstick

Suuuuuuuuch beautiful colours in the new Arist Rouge Lipstick launch from Makeup Forever!!!

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And Makeup Forever had the generosity of sending me a mini booklet with six of their 45 lipstick shades to review!

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They are $27 CAD each and are soooo creamy, pigmented, and beautiful.

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I did try on the six colours in my latest Lolita Bunny Makeup Tutorial and have to say that I love these lipsticks so much.

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As I mentioned, they are very creamy so they don’t dry you out but might transfer or wear out through the day.

If you’d like to see how they go onto the lips, I do apply these on camera in my latest makeup tutorial video!

☆ Nami

I was Featured on dailygurlpalette.com !

I was contacted to answer a few questions from dailygurlpalette about makeup, surgery, and beauty and actually thoroughly enjoyed answering them!

It was such an honour to be on their Influencer Feature page! (Click to read the full post here)

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I did quote meejmuse and her little picture was inserted in the page as well ! so cuutee

Please go and give it a read because I rarely talk about my thoughts on plastic surgery and think it would be a great way for anyone to get to know my head and heart just a tad bit more (:

~ Nami

BTS Bangtan Sonyeondan 3rd Term ARMY Membership Unboxing

In February, I purchased a membership to kpop group BTS’s fanclub…. I did…

It recently came in the mail and I decided to film an unboxing video for it:

and as promised, here are the pictures of what is inside ~

As a disclaimer, I didn’t want to take too revealing photos as it might be unfair to those who’ve purchased the event book that all they bought is just available online in all its glory. Thus, these images do not represent the membership kit in its glory in any way!

See you soon !

-Nami

p.s. If you want to see me more often I post frequently on Instagram & Snapchat; both @namiicho !

I Was Featured in LaBride Expert Insight!

I was contacted to do a brief interview on a website called La Bride Wedding Platform – an international, multi-lingual platform providing bridal resources and inspiration to the modern ‘everyday’ bride. They showcase amazing weddings to covering the latest intel on the coolest up and coming vendors, and share insider tips on everything bridal related!

It was such an honour to be featured on their Expert Insights page! (Click to read the full interview here)

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They even translated my interview into Korean for more reader accessibility!

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They provide lots of information and if you’re interested in the bridal industry or like to look for wedding inspiration, definitely go check out their website!

 

Missed Interactions with Hearing Impaired

The past month, I read and completed a manga called Koe no Katachi – A Silent Voice – The Shape of Voice. It was about a boy’s journey in making right with a hearing impaired classmate whom he bullied in their childhood and making right with his other friends and classmates who bullied him after putting all the previous bully-blame onto him. It was really touching and is a definite recommended read to manga readers.

It also taught me a lot about how the life of a hearing impaired person might look, about how they could feel in relation to the world around them, and also brought me awareness to the insecurities they might have.

While reading, I fell in love with the impaired character, her heart and amazingness as a person was just irresistible.

This week, I went downtown to Google Toronto for a YouTube Content Lab workshop for creators. On my way there, a girl and her grandmother sat next to me on the train. At first, I thought they were speaking a different language as I couldn’t make out what they were saying but here and there I’d catch some English.

With my intrigue, I started to eavesdrop on their conversation and noticed that the grandmother would respond to the girl in English and whatever the girl said was harder to decipher. Though it was hard to understand what the girl was saying, I noticed that I could definitely pick up some English. I then realised that she was speaking..in English!

Some scenes in Koe no Katachi had the hearing impaired character speak in mumbled Japanese because she would speak the phonetics which she heard impaired. I found it so amazing seeing this in real life, within half a meter of me. Halfway through our ride, she also was using some sign language. In the manga, the boy trying to reconcile with his old elementary school friends also learned sign. Never in my life had I wanted to know sign as much as in that moment in this train.

In the manga, the girl would often get looks because of the way she was talking and people could not easily understand what she was saying. This was also true within the train I was riding. The character would also feel very insecure because of this and would become discouraged but would want to keep practising her speaking to improve her speech. This is where I saw such amazingness from the girl sitting so close to me.

She was speaking so loudly and confidently and I found that so inspiring and strong; that she would not let other people’s views of her hinder her improvement in speech. I really wanted to tell her that I was so encouraged by her confidence and that I had read a story within the last few weeks about a hearing impaired girl and her struggles and joys and that in the near future, I would also like to learn sign language.

I planned to tell her one or two stops before mine as I heard them speaking of a station a little after mine. I was sitting there all nervous because….well I always get nervous haha I always had moments where there were things I wanted to say to strangers but couldn’t bring myself to say because of my nerves. I knew this time, I would say this and hopefully make her more confident or brighten her day even just a shade.

The second last stop before mine came and I thought, should I just tell her now ? Maybe I’ll wait until the next stop, the one right before mine. So I sat there all nervous…waiting for the next stop.

The next stop came, they got off, and they left. They were gone just like that. I had missed my chance to encourage her. I was soooooo sad….. Even though I was so sure I was going to tell her, I MISSED MY CHANCE GAHHH

What I learned that day is that even if you have planned what and when you want/are going to say, you can never control the circumstances so when you see a chance, take it. It’ll be gone in two seconds.

Nami

ipsy’s Creator Cocktail Party & Generation Beauty Experience + Haul

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Two weeks ago, I was invited to Generation Beauty’s first convention in Canada as a content creator!

It was a great experience for me as my first networking event; I met lots of great people and really got a chance to grow the part of me that isn’t fully revolving around the kids.

I talked about my experience & show you what I got in my huge goodie bag for stylists in my most recent video; included is also a giveaway of two goodie bags worth $90 each <3

The amazing new friends and peoples I made and met:
Neha: http://vanamagazine.com
Victoria: http://instagram.com/beautywithveee
Sylvia: http://youtube.com/beautycakez
Dani: http://instagram.com/daniesque
Karen: http://youtube.com/iamkareno
Kyne: http://youtube.com/onlinekyne
Diana: http://youtube.com/dee2102
Cassandra: http://youtube.com/cassandrabankson
Corina: http://youtube.com/corina925
Lex: http://youtube.com/madeyewlook
Caitlyn: http://youtube.com/caitlynkreklewich1991

I had lots of fun and this whole experience really encouraged me to seek out more events for creators as a creator and not just sit at home with the kids.

Honestly, when I was home everyday during Galahad’s first year of life, I was sooo depressed and it was really hard for not only me, but the whole household… The tag-teaming we’ve been doing lately with the kids has been so good in helping me not go through a fourth round of postpartum depression u_u Baby Ziek’s inability to nurse effectively might just be a blessing in disguise, forcing me to pump but also allowing Michael to take the kids a quarter of the time so I have time to be a person outside of caregiving too. Thank you Jesus and thank you Michael lol

In a way, my depression with G could’ve also been a blessing in disguise since it really pushed me to question what I wanted to do and is what lead me to believe makeup to be my confidence and interest.

I should stop writing before this post gets super long….

Anyways, I’d be extremely grateful if you listened to my whole experience in my video and saw the goodies I got and would be so extremely happy if you also entered my giveaway  too u_u

Much love,
Nami

BTS Crazy Music Video

Yes, BTS’s comeback craziness dropped three mvs on us without warning…

I reacted to the Save Me mv with my toddler though I think maybe he was bored because we watch dance videos all the time..

I really wish I reacted to the Fire mv with Galahad though. Maybe I can still do it.. but that’ll mean my mom will watch it and she’ll be paranoid that I’m showing Galahad satanic things o_o Since a lot of the imagery could be taken as Satanism from a Korean Christian’s perspective.. u_u

Aaaaaaaaaaaanyways,

We’re cute, I guess.

Nami

New Vlog Up! May 2016

Things have been crazy busy…but the Sunday a couple weeks back, I was able to film a day vlog !

If you want to see more of Baby Ziek and Toddler Galahad during our nice family church day, here is a vlog!

Raising two kids under three is not easy….but very rewarding!! ..And exhausting..but very fun and full of joy u_u

Please enjoy ♄