Wednesday, July 23, 2014

안녕하세요! Hello from South Korea!

To anyone who's reading this, I'm writing to you from Seoul, South Korea! I haven't been blogging in months, because...well I was spending all my time and energy on getting myself to this amazing country. But now, after nearly one whole year of hard work, I can finally say I am here!

It's been my dream for so long to one day come to Korea. There were countless nights of studying Hangul and overdosing on kdramas...trying to wrack my brain enough to read Korean, braving downtown Los Angeles traffic during rush hour to see SHINee perform, and of course many, many a sheet mask. Sheet masks and Korean bbq!

But none of those things could add up to the real thing. I always dreamed about walking into a REAL LIFE Etude House store and wearing a big bow in my hair and not having people think I'm out of my mind. Also it would be nice to live in a place where being pale didn't mean you were a total vampire weirdo (yeah...California girls aren't exactly going for the pale look...) and instead having people think you are beautiful.

With that said, I am currently living here for the next year of my life! Two months in I am already in love with this city. Although Beautiful Doki Doki has been solely committed to Asian makeup and skincare, from now on I will be posting about my travels in Seoul as well. And maybe even some personal stories about my life here ;) Hope you can stay along for the ride!

Me at the Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul (창덕궁)


Thursday, March 20, 2014

¸.•´♡ Quick Update ♡`•.¸

Hey everyone! 

I am sorry I have not been regularly updating my blog lately, but my life has been crazy busy these past few months! Most days I work for 12 hours on set, which leaves me little time to focus on blogging *__* and in my spare time I've been working hard on something pretty cool...I'll share the big news with you all in 2 more months! I am reallyyy excited about it and I can't wait to tell you! Hope you are all doing well <3


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mamonde » Flower Essential Masks

If you are looking for more sheet masks to try out I'd highly suggest you pick some of these up! The Flower Essential sheet masks from Mamonde have quickly become some of my favorites. There are many different masks within the line to choose from, and I plan on trying them all out eventually because they are just too amazing.

Cost » $2 USD per sheet
Website »

I probably have an unnecessary obsession with sheet masks, but they are just sooo relaxing. I love curling up with a good kdrama while wearing one of these! As far as Mamonde goes specifically, they are a brand dedicated to all things flowers and each of their products features a floral extract (or something related) that's great for your skin. Mamonde is a subsidiary of the Amore Pacific Corporation, which is also responsible for the Etude House and Laneige brands. So basically, Amore Pacific is responsible for a whole lot of awesome.

Each of these masks comes in a similar design as above, made with different flower/herb extract and a featured skin benefit. I believe there are 13 different masks in the collection, including a moisturizing, watering, nutrition, lifting, brightening, anti-trouble, soothing, vitalizing, sebum control, pore care, sensitive calming, pure skin, and smoothing mask.

I really love the Flower Essential masks because the cotton is extra soft and the masks seem to all fit extremely well. Each mask has its own unique scent, and so far all of the ones I have tried smell really nice, especially the moisturizing one because it smells like roses. The serum inside might be a little heavy for some people, but I feel that simply rinsing your face with some cold water after application does the trick. So far my favorite from the collection is the brightening mask, because it not only smells amazing but comes with a milky serum that leaves my skin looking wow. Overall, I LOVE these masks and each one leaves my skin feeling fresh and clear.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Review: Sugarpill » ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

First of all, I have an unneeded obsession with purple eyeshadow. Don't ask me why. This is the first reason I bought this eyeshadow. The second reason is because it's beyond awesome!

The short of it:
Brand » Sugarpill Cosmetics
Product » ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow in Hysteric
Cost » $12 USD
Website »
Would I repurchase? » Um, basically I want one in every color x) does that answer it?

I want to mention that I started this blog to be about Asian cosmetics...but this brand is not actually from a part of Asia. However, if you've never heard of Sugarpill, just know that it's a highly respected indie brand based out of Berkeley, California. And well, I do love Cali and that's why I live here ^^. Sugarpill also toured with 6%DOKIDOKI, which is an amazing kawaii fashion clothing brand from Harajuku in Tokyo!! Sebastian, the owner and creator of 6%DOKIDOKI works closely with my j-pop idol Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, if you are at all familiar with her. So basically, that's a whole lot of awesome surrounding this makeup, at least to me!

How to describe Sugarpill loose shadows? The first time I found Sugarpill was in a little Japanese culture shop on Melrose (amazing shopping area in Hollywood). They had these shadows on display and so naturally I flocked to the makeup to test it out. I was mesmerized. Literally the best loose shadow I've ever tried in my entire life! Yes. Not kidding.

This is the first loose shadow that I've tried that really stays on your eye all day/night without needing a primer. And it doesn't fall off your brush and all over your face during application (unless you get a little too crazy). The powder itself is super soft and pigmented. The pictures honestly don't do the color/shimmer justice, because these are magnificent! I tried out pretty much every color on my hand in the store and they were all equally amazing. I ended up with Hysteric, because as I said there is just something about purple eyeshadow ;)

As Sugarpill says:

"Glamorous sparkling loose eyeshadows that outshine them all! These ultra-fine metallic powders combine show-stopping color with adhesive elements for long-lasting wear."

They have a range of other dazzling colors and all are available on their website. I also think you get a lot of powder for the price. Love, love, love these!