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B.C. in the R.O.K – The Mystery of Korean Birth Control Solved

Confused about birth control in Korea? Considering a PhD in Korean Mime just to get your annual ‘girly’ check up? Read this first!! Korea is extremely advanced in the world of medicine and technology (I even got a real time … Continue reading

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Global Conscience: Part 3 – Creating History

Living the ex-pat life in Korea provides many an entertaining lifestyle: endless parties, cheap booze, adventurous food, multicultural mingling … etc, etc, etc till the han-u cows come home for some beer soaked feed. BUT did you know that Korea … Continue reading

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Why The Face? The Korean alternative to ‘Summer Glow’

Why is it that your local cosmetic shop has a distinct lack of sun? You will find a million and one products in defiance of the sun (sunscreen, whitening cream, illuminator), and rarely will you find any sign of a … Continue reading

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Non-Surgical Eyelid Enhancers: Double Eyelid Tape

For those that haven’t noticed, Korea has a fascination with cosmetic surgery. Sure women are getting botox, tummy-tucks and boob-jobs all over the world but over here, Korean’s have taken it to a whole new level. Walking down the streets … Continue reading

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Top 4 Korean Beauty Foods

We’ve all read the beauty food articles about the positive effects of salmon, avocado, green tea, dark chocolate, red wine. Well, in western magazines/blogs anyways. As far as E-Mart’s “avocado-to-other fruits” ratio shows, we aren’t all on the same magazine … Continue reading

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Global Conscience – Part 2: The airing of the laundry

Got some pre-loved clothes you need to get rid of? Perhaps you’ve just cleaned out your wardrobe or maybe you’re getting ready to move back home. Either way, it seems a little wasteful and impractical to cram all those clothes … Continue reading

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Etude House: WTF?!

If you are looking for novelty-WTF-skincare that might provide minutes of entertainment (and possibly even care for your skin), then check out Aqua Sherbet Ice Toner and First Snow Pack by Etude House. Aqua Sherbet Ice Toner. From afar, this deceptive product … Continue reading

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