Netflix | TV Series Completed


Willa Fitzgerald as Emma Duval
Bex Taylor-Klaus as Audrey Jensen
John Karna as Noah Foster
Amadeus Serafini as Kieran Wilcox
Connor Weil as Will Belmont
Carlson Young as Brooke Maddox
Jason Miles as Sheriff Clark Hudson

Slasher, Horror, Mystery

After a cyber-bullying incident serves as the catalyst for a brutal murder, a group of teenagers becomes the prime targets of a serial killer, as dark secrets from Lakewood's troubled past resurface and conjure memories of a similar murder that occurred 20 years earlier in the community. Emma Duvall, a teenage girl who is somehow linked to the town' past, is the killer's main obsession and the center of these grisly murders. With both her family and friends in apparent danger, she sets out to uncover the town's dark mysteries and unmask the killer once and for all. This proves difficult, however, especially when everyone is a suspect and anyone could be a victim.

This 12 episodes show are entertaining, dark and have you on edge with plenty of jumps and screams to be had. I get hooked after first three episodes. It feels kind of teenagery at first but then the plot thickens and twist. Each time I think I know who it may be, I begin to question myself due to the other turns with characters. This show makes you want to scream (well, at least for me), I barely managed all of 5 minutes before turning it off. Because I'm to scared to watch what happened next, I even mute the TV and closed half of my eyes and sing out loud at the same time. It makes me feel anxious every second of the show. This TV series shows us to trust nobody too. Well, I'm ready to watch Season 2. Score : 4.9/5


Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers
David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper
Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler
Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven ("El")
Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair
Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers
Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler
Matthew Modine as Dr. Martin Brenner
Noah Schnapp as Will Byers
Joe Keery as Steve Harrington

Science Fiction, Supernatural Fiction, Horror Fiction, Mystery, historical period drama

On November 6, 1983, in the town of Hawkins, Indiana, 12 years old Will Byers vanishes mysteriously. Will's frantic mother, Joyce, searches for him while Police Chief Jim Hopper launches his own investigation. Will's friends Dustin, Mike, and Lukas discover a psychokinetic girl who claims to know Will's location. As they uncover the truth, a sinister government agency tries to cover it up, while a more insidious force lurks below the surface.

If you haven't watched Stranger Things on Netflix yet, you really should. This show only has eight episodes and the story is told in a clear way. This show isn't too scary. However, Stranger Things is spooky in a '80s film sort of way. To be fair, this show is more trippy than scary. This kind of fantasy will make you feel like a kid again. If you love movies like The Goonie or E.T., you gonna love this show too. However, the ending of this season, there's a lot of questions were left unanswered, which prompted an unending waterfall of what-ifs for me. Well, I'm looking forward to the Season 2 of this show. Score 5/5

#WordLess Wednesday


My Korean Skincare Routine

Hi everyone! I want to talk about my skincare routine. I already did post about my skincare a few months ago and you can read my post here to see the difference of my skincare routine. For your information, I'm not a high maintenance gal. I prefer to wear no make up and do as little as possible because I don't really like to wear makeup with my dull face and open pores and pimple on my face. My skincare before just cleansing, toner and moisturizer. That's it. If foregoing a complicated beauty routine means I get an extra 10 minutes in bed, I will make that sacrifice in favor of sleep.

After tried some Korean skincare product, suddenly I'm hooked with it. I've done lots of researched about the skincare and it took me almost a month. I even bought The Little Book of Skincare by Charlotte Cho, SOKO GLAM from Amazon. This book is everything you need to know about Korean skincare and beauty. This book also list some recommended products that you might be interested for your skin concern.

Fiends, meet my skincare team.

STEP 1 : Cleanse
Currently, switching between NATURE REPUBLIC Soothing & Moisturize Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser ($6.98) and just water. Sometimes I don't feel the need to use cleanser in the morning. When you go to sleep, that's when your skin restore and it makes a great ingredients. I know, I can't stand to not cleanse my face in the morning too.

STEP 2 : Toner
Also I'm switching between CORSX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner ($16) and SON&PARK Beauty Water ($27.59). Those are hydrating toners while prepping and repairing  your skin's barrier to effectively absorb the moisturizers that follow. Toners are often called "refreshers" by Korean brand. And I prefer to use Son&Park more because this toner seems to do the job without the harsh smell nor the drying effect Before proceed to the step 3, I usually let the toner absorbs to my skin.

STEP 3 : The Essence
The essence is the heart of the Korean skincare routine. You may say "I'm still young and I don't need essence because my skin doesn't need that. Well, prevent is better than cure, honey. So my pick is MISSHA Time Revolution First Treatment Essence (26.29). I totally in love with this essence. It hydrates just as well, held moisture better through the day and I felt thay it actually help with the clearing of occasional hormonal breakouts.

STEP 4 : Serum
I used KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Drop Serum ($23). This serum revitalizes the skin by brightening and reducing the visibility of dark spot and acne scars. I just started using this and I can always notice a slight difference. There's one when I accidently pop my pimple and I put this serum at night, the next wala I can see it's fading. I have to wait a few minutes for it to absorbs for the best results tho.

STEP 5 : Eye Cream/patch
"If the eyes are windows to your soul, then the skin around them is the barometer of your age" - Charlotte. It help keep the dark circles, and puffiness. I'm wearing the PETITFEE Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch ($.25) for 5-10 minutes before proceed to the next step. Since I always woke up late, I take a shower with this eye patch around my eyes and open it before applying the moisturizer.

STEP 6 : The Moisturizer
I'm switching cream between ETUDE HOUSE Pink Vital Water Cream and MIZON All in One Snail Repair Cream. Those are the samples that I bought last time and I need to use them all before I can buy the IOPE Bio Hydro Cream.

STEP 7 : Sunscreen
I used the MISSHA All Around Safe Block Waterproof Sun Milk ($12.99) because it's light facial sunscreen that absorbs quickly, without a greasy or white cast.

That's my morning skincare routine. After done with the routine, I'm set to go. Yes, I love to go to work with my bare face with lipstick. Less makeup, and more skincare.


STEP 1 : Oil Cleanser
I apply on my dry face directly with Banila Co. Clean It Zero Classic ($16.95). It's a sorbet-soft, lightweight formula that transform from a solid balm to a silky oil on the skin and effortlessly dissolves stubborn makeup and dirt. This oil literally melts whatever on my face off, makeup, sweat, dirt/dust and anything I get on my face during the day. I can see my skin glowing when finishing cleansing. I prefer to wipe it with cotton pads first then wash with lukewarm.

STEP 2 : Water / Foam-Based Cleanser
"Believe it or not, after one cleanse, you're still going to have stuff left over," says Charlotte. Second cleanse ensures that any remaining dirt and makeup is removed and that you're face is really clean. I used the same cleanser that I used in the morning.

STEP 3 : The exfoliator
SKIN FOOD Black Sugar Mask Wash Off ($7.74) promotes hydration and the sloughing of dead skin cells for better product absorption. This exfoliating mask is great for oily skin. It leaves my skin feeling extremely soft and not too harsh like other exfoliators. After massage my face with this, I leave it for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. I did this twice a week only.

*The following steps are similar to my morning routine; toner, essence, and serum.

STEP 7 : Pimple Patch
I used [Cosrx] Acne Pimple Master Patch 24pcs ($5.19) every time pimples pop up with a head on my face. It's a small patch version of hydrocolloid bandages and it takes 3-4 times using it for the pimple to disappear completely. It sucks out all of the gunk when I put it over pimples with white heads showing. Eww.  I'll used this over night and just put my moisturizer on top of this patch.

STEP 8 : Sheet Mask
"If the essence is the heart of the Korean skincare routine, then the sheet is the soul" says Charlotte. For the sheet mask, I don't have any A MUST HAVE sheet mask and I just use sheet mask brand randomly. And now I'm ran out of it. I just ordered the PONY EFFECT Luminous Boosting Mask Pack ($3) and BONVIVANT Botanical Pure Mask Pack #Chamomile + Tea Tree ($1).

*Followed by eye cream and moisturizer. I switch my moisturizer with TONYMOLY Panda's Dream White Sleeping Pack ($8.93) every 3-4 days. Twice a week.

Phew, finally I'm done. If you're exhausted just reading this skincare routine, so was I-at first. I know what you're thinking. Who has time for that so many steps skincare? It take me like 10-15 for morning routine and 20-30 minutes for night routine. It's hard at first and I thought I'll try to skip some of the step because of my laziness but I enjoy pampering myself instead. It sounds daunting, but this skincare really worth your time. And please don't freak out that I spent too much money on this. I don't buy them all at once though. Every time my paycheck, I'll only buy 2-3 products.

Even though, my skin still have the acne scars, pores open etc, I can see my face starting to look brighter and more supple, and my skin tone was more even and clear. My fine lines and pores are less visible and I had a glow. Not an oily glaze, but a glow.

Well, that's my new skincare. Have you tried this Korean's skincare? What are your thoughts?

Korean Skincare Tryouts

I've been trying a few of Korean skincare since two months ago. I never thought to try the Korean skincare, to be honest. It started when I got a sample from  when I did my shopping at Aritaum store. They gave me IOPE Bio Hydro Cream samples. Since, I don't have a night cream that time, so why not just used it. After using it, I'm a bit surprised after a week that I can see some good results. It moisturizes my face without weighing it down. Since then, I'm interested in the Korean skincare product. I keep googling about it and stumble to the 10-step  Korean skincare routine. Yes, you read it right girl :) 10-step routine. Because I'm a newbie of Korean skincare routine/product, I bought a few samples to try out.

I saw people using this from Facebook and this product got many good feedbacks. I ordered it online from MEMEBOX. This clay mask is a bubble mud pack that provides pore cleaning and blackhead removal and suitable for almost all skin types, especially oily. It cleans my skin well and also a lot of fun to use. The bubbles tingle, but it's hard to wash off, though.

This samples I bought it from eBay. People have been raving about this whitening cream, how it genuinely brighten skin tone. My face is darker than my hand and thought maybe I should try this. It did help lighten up my skin tone. Unfortunately, it breaks me out. So, I stop using it.

I bought all the skincare from BeautynetKorea, and they gave me six samples.

-Pink Vital Water Facial Toner                              -Pink Vital Water Serum
-Pink Vital Water Emulsion                                   -Pink Vital Water Cream
I really love this trial kit. After face washing, I'll pat amount of the toner. Then, I'll apply the serum, emulsion, and cream. It does it job of keeping the face moisturizes without the heavy feel of product layer over my face. This kit was great just to get a feel of how this product works without committing to the entire set. 

I have been using this cream for almost three weeks and loved it so far but still this cream can't beat the IOPE Bio Hydro Cream. At first, I was a little bit grossed out. 92% snail mucus? It plumps my oily to normal skin. This cream also for anti-aging, fine wrinkle, blemish, acne scar and pore care. But it does contain alcohol, though.

Missha Essence is highly recommended by many as it has skin brightening properties which many compare to the popular SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. Night repair ampoule is great for a spot treatment to reduce the sign of aging, improve skin elasticity and protect barrier function.

Actually, I bought this by mistake. I'm in a hurry when I ordered the skincares, and I thought this is the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask  since they have a similar blue package. I'm so disappointed that I don't even bother the see difference after using it. 

1. TONYMOLY Intense Care Dual Effect Sleeping Pack
2. TONYMOLY Prestige Jeju Wild Ginseng Cream
3. TONYMOLY The Fresh Phytoncide Pore Gel Cream
4. SECRET KEY Snow White Toning Cream
5. TONYMOLY The Hayan Cherry Blossom Brightening Essence
6. TONYMOLY Prestige Jeju Snail

I ordered this from eBay and got some samples. I had been using drugstore face wash for years with OK results. But this cleanser really does make my skin feeling cleaner and doesn't dry out my skin.

1. INNISFREE The Green Tree Seed Serum
2.ETUDE HOUSE Fresh Cherry Tint (2)

I know I used so many products but I don't use it all at once. And I have a few Korean skincare products that I still want to try that fits my regimen skincare. Yes, I traded my lazy beauty routine to korean skincare routine. I'll update my blog about my skincare next time. Stay tunes :)

p/s : I'm hooked with the Korean skincare and it gives more reason why I love Korea besides their food and their places :) And plan travel to Korea next year on April maybe? Who's with me?