Angelo Sosa Book Signing at Korin

Last week I went with Sandy to Angelo Sosa’s Book Signing at Korin! It was a nice get together where you can meet the celebrity chef Angelo Sosa and have a taste of his restaurant’s delicious food!

Menu and Event List

This was the menu and events for the night. Although they pushed back his speech because he wanted to wait for more people to come. But it backfired because by then more people left ^^”

Tuna Pastrami Tartar

Tuna Pastrami Tartar

All the food were catered by Angelo Sosa’s restaurant, Social Eatz, which I reviewed here. However all the food that day were ones I haven’t tried, so I was excited. The Tuna Pastrami Tartar pictured above was sooooo delicious! I had two of those. I like the herbs they used in it.

Close up.

It had mustard and a small piece of crunchy bread.

Bulogogi Sliders

These were really good too! I loved the pickled vegetables. Sandy thought I was crazy because when they had a lid over it and I was looking from above I thought it looked a bit like cupcakes haha. Well it’s round like cupcakes, so I’m not that crazy… am I? XD

Chilled Edamame Soup Shooters

I don’t usually drink soup chilled, but this was quite good and interesting. It also looked very alien-ish against the black serving trays haha.

I also tried the BBQ pork buns, tofu sliders, and Fish Cha Ca La Vong Sandwiches. The Fish Ca Ca La Vong sandwiches somewhat resembled Viet Sandwiches, and it was sweet so I liked the taste of it. But one friend didn’t, haha. The BBQ pork buns however was a miss for me, not enough flavor and a bit too fatty. The tofu sliders had a similar taste to the Bulogoi burger since it had pickled vegetables as well, but it tasted much better served hot than cold. They didn’t have fries since it would’ve been too soggy by the time it reached the showroom. However, that was one of my favorite dish at Social Eatz, so I’ll probably be dragging a friend with me to eat there just for the fries haha.

Sandy and me~

Of course, it’s the mandatory selca pic of one of my bestie and me~ :3 First time that I saw her in heels! I loved it too, I want a pair myself. Should’ve took a picture of it to share with you guys 😦 Best part was she said she bought it on sale from payless, but it did not look like it! Which is great 😀

Speech time!

He finally got up to make his speech, and Saori-san, the owner of Korin, also joined in.

Angelo Sosa and me~

My sister helped me ask to take a photo with him. Sandy and Wendy helped me take some “normal” photos, but as you guys all know, I LOVEEE selcas!! So I asked if I can take one myself, and he started cracking up so much. We were both laughing uncontrollably so it took awhile until we calmed down and got this shot with him. Isn’t he so cute? ;3

Best part was when he said I looked like a princess. Kyaaaaaaaaaaaah haha

OOTD & FOTD

My OOTD and FOTD. Starting to wear less frilly stuff, but I like it a lot! And my bra kept peeking out… oh well, it’s my new style ;D LOL I think if it was me a few years back I would be tugging on my dress the whole time to cover up, but after being in intimate apparel it doesn’t faze me anymore. I don’t know if this is a good or bad thing… LOL

Sakura Macaron!

Extra photo~ Before the event, I went to Takahachi Bakery to hang out. My sister bought me a Sakura Macaron before but I didn’t get to take a photo before I ate it, so I bought one again just to camerawhore it hehehe jp, it’s really good so it’s worth it. If you’re around the area, definitely check it out! ^_^

By the way, let me know if you have instagram! Mine is judyhimechan. I’m so addicated to that app!

 judyhime chan♥

My Skincare Routine

my skin when i just wake up

I’ve been requested by Michelle to do a post about the skincare products I used. I’ve also been asked by a few friends how I take care of my skin, so I thought I might as well do the post now XD I don’t have time right now to do an individual review, so this is more an overview of products I use. So if you’re interested in a specific one, just drop a comment and I’ll review that one during my spring break 🙂

the ones I wouldn't rebuy

Let’s start with “the bad” shall we? They aren’t necessary bad, just I didn’t like them as much haha~ The L’oreal White PerfectRadiance Boosting Double Essence, I didn’t like how they were separate tubes so sometimes you get more of one cream than the other, so at the end you might have more white than pink. It also didn’t smell that great. The Mentholatum Acnes moisturizer didn’t smell good in my opinion XD I heard a lot of good things about the Origins spot removal acne treatment , but didn’t really work for me. Origins clear improvement mask is good, just not worth the price to me (I don’t use it that often as well). St. Clare and the nose strips – I’m terrified of things that I have to peel of my face LOL so that’s the reason behind those three. The two Olay White Radiance creams makes my face more yellow toned than brightening.

Clarisonic Mia 2 - size comparison to face

What my friend Jason and me call “Mia Baby.” I use this at night when I wash my face, and it makes my face feel smoother afterwards. It is costly ($149) as compared to Mia 1 ($119), but I got Mia 2 because it comes with two speeds and a timer, which is useful because I know when to move on to the next part of my face. It also comes with a refreshing gel cleanser, a really neat charger (you don’t plug it into the cleanser, instead it’s kind of like a magnetic force between the two!) and a case that Mia 1 doesn’t come with. The Mia 1 & 2 is smaller than their regular one, but I heard it makes it easier to hold.

Cleansing Products

I really enjoy using these cleansing products. The Arenes facial cleansing gel was from my dad, I just use it because I just needed any cleansing gel as first step in cleansing my face. It’s great since it really is gentle, and plus it’s organic. The Mentholatum Acnes medicated clear & whitening wash makes my face feel really refresh afterwards. The Uriage gentle total exfoliant is what I use for my blackheads on my nose, which I think works a lot better than all the other blackhead products I’ve used. The Origins Modern Friction is pure love! It really makes my face smooth and brighter after using it. It’s totally worth the price! Wish I got a bigger bottle instead.

Toners and Pore Treatments

My Beauty Diary Rose and White Peony Brightening Mist is really re freshening (since it’s a spray), but I use it more to wake up than as a toner. The L’Oreal White Perfect and Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying toner both feels really nice and smells nice as well. The Body Shop toner also helps refines my pores, so I love it. In the morning, I sometimes use the Body Shop pore perfector on my nose, and on photoshoot days I would use the Boscia T-zone treatment since it gets rid of shine and pores.

Moisturizers and Sunscreen

I loveeee the Body Shop’s seaweed mattifying day cream that I use on photoshoot days to make sure my face doesn’t get oily. After that I apply my L’Occitane bouclier radieux uv shield as sunscreen. I love the smell of it and how it makes my face look brighter, but it is somewhat oily and costly. That’s why I was so happy to find a dupe of it; The Mentholatum Acnes Medicated Tint Milk. It’s cheaper and it also makes my face brighter. I use the Garnier Skin Renew serum time to time just to add extra moisture to my face (my mom bought it) and it smells really good haha~ Then for night, I loveee my Boscia revitalizing black hydration gel! It’s a really neat bottle that you press down and the gel comes out of a hole, and it’s a black gel with glitter, which disappears upon usage and goes on clear. After using it, your face will feel very refreshed and minty!

my beauty diary masks

I love love love facial masks! When I have time, I try to do it once a week. I, unfortunately, betrayed My Beauty Diary masks once and tried this one my dad gave me, and my punishment was my forehead got oilier and broke out, which took awhile to clear up since it was during the summer. My lesson learned; never use any other facial mask other than My Beauty Diary! I love the smell and how mosturizing it is. My face feels so nice and smooth afterwards! My favorite ones so far is the black pearl, red wine and Bulgarian White Rose mask.

Masks and Other Treatments

As stated, I love masks! The other mask I enjoy using is Origins Out of Trouble Mask that helps clarify your skin. However it does smell like medical ointment, quite costly and kind of hard to remove. Boscia luminizing black mask is the only product I made an exception to my fear of peeling a product off my face, because it does help clarify my skin as well. Your skin will feel tighter after using it, but it’s quite hard to peel off (for me anyways haha maybe it’s really because of my fear XD). I use the Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment on my T-zone at night because I have an oily T-zone >_< When I have acne, I use Mentholatum Medicated Sealing Gel, which works a lot better than the Origins spot removal acne treatment for me.

Eye products

For eyes, I like to use the Olay Total Effects Eye Transforming in the morning and The Body Shop Vitamin E eye cream at night. The  weeks that I have time, I use my Kose Clear Turn eye zone mask Q10. I was trying to find more of it, but it’s expensive in US, so I asked my sister to get me the My Beauty Diary Intensive Double Vitamin C E eye mask from Taiwan. Between the two, I would recommend MBD one over the Q10 because it’s much more moisturizing, packaged indivdually for each pair and covers more of your eye. However, both does make your eye zone feel more refreshed and nice minty feeling after usage.

That’s all the products I use for skin care XD I know, I’m like all over the place with all these different brands and types… I’m an impulsive buyer hahahahaha~ But yup, if you want a more detailed review on any item, just let me know! ^__^ Also, if you’ve enjoyed this post I would really appreciate if you could drop a comment so I know it helped and share it with your friends/facebook so other people can make use of it as well ^^ Thanks♥

I feel like this post is appropriate for sharing this song I love from Brown Eyed Girls (they have really powerful vocals!)  since it’s called Cleansing Cream. Just watch the scary yet very meaningful MV and lyrics. Kind of like me right now, I wish I can forget about the guy I like. “Pretty make-up, what’s the use?”

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FOTD 03.17.2012

My make up today! I started incorporating that new way I did make up for photoshoot into my regular make up, where I tight-line my bottom waterline. The main difference between my photoshoot make up and daily is the falsies and slightly lighter eyeshadow colors XD Here I’m using my favorite palette; too faced naked eye.

beautiful day out!

Went to a casting call with my manager Sandy♥ Love hanging out with her! Need to thank her a lot for telling me about it and going with me. Even if I don’t get in, it was an experience to learn from right? XD We went to Woorijip to get some lunch after the very quick casting call, and since it was a super beautiful day out (wish every day was like this!) we ate outside in Hearld Square. Only problem was the pigeons flying around, I was so scared they will either steal my food or poop in my food or on my head -____-” LOL Thank god nothing happened and I ran as soon as I finished eating (I eat too slow X__X”)

Woorijip Broiled Mackerel

Most of the dishes at Woorijip had rice or noodles, so I chose this broiled mackerel, since I’ve been loving fish more and more recently. It’s also part of my new diet XD Though it’s not going so well, after P told me I should eat carbs so I started eating carbs again and now I eat more… ugh. I need to stop again… But I’ve been going to the gym twice a week, and my mom says my legs are getting skinnier, so I’m glad something good is happening haha.

cute milk candy!

Sandy gave me two milk candy that she got from Taiwan. Look how cute the wrapper is!! Haha. I picked gold (my favorite metal color) and red (a recent color I’m addicted to haha). OMG it’s really good because it’s not really sweet, just enough and the macadamia nuts add some texture and additional flavor. :3 Definitely going to go buy some when I go back to Taiwan, unless it makes me fat… Does anyone know? LOL!

Sandy! 😀

We went shopping afterwards~ Went to forever21 first where I found the cutest union jack sweater! I saw it online, but it’s so much cuter in person, so I had to buy it since I love the Union Jack flag :3 We also found this white sweater we both liked, but only one S left and it was dirty, so we’ll be ordering it online hehe. After I receive it, I’ll write a whole forever21 haul post, been buying too much from them recently, but it’s all more mature/Korean style clothes. No more frilly fluffy clothes for me, I have too much that I barely wear haha

OOTD 03.17.2012

My OOTD!
Leather Jacket – Forever21 (surprisingly, it doesn’t really look like a forever21 piece. a friend thought it was topshop haha)
Lace Bustier Like Top & Tulle Dress – AE (two guy friends have mentioned how it looked so lingerie haha well I am studying lingerie, so most of my clothes are lingerie-ish XD!)
Thigh high like stockings – Charlotte Russe (I love stockings that looks like thigh highs or garters :3)
Necklace – Vivienne Westwood

Today was a nice relaxing day compared to my week, but tomorrow it’s time to work hard again on HW. >__<”

judyhime chan♥

First Photoshoot with F & Some Recent Buys

After weeks of talking and shopping around for outfits, I finally did the first photoshoot with F today. I was excited yet nervous (I always am when it comes to photoshoots, I always think I won’t do good enough for the photographer’s expectations, but I really love modeling so I try my best> 3<“). What was lovely was the photoshoot perfect weather today; cloudy and not too cold, though around 5:30 it started getting windy and cold. We decided to take photos until sunset (around 6) and from the previews on the camera, some photos came out really good. Can’t wait for F to choose and finish editing, then I can share it here and use as my facebook profile haha. I was going to use P’s lolita shoot’s photo, but he still haven’t sent me any -___-”

beautiful weather!

I really liked how my hair color came out in the photos. I have been contemplating on dyeing my hair again, but I like how it’s a bit pinkish in the photos haha, so no need to dye anytime soon ^ 3^ Also, I liked how F will be encouraging about the poses, and said what he liked and what not to do, gave a lot of direction which was helpful for me XD It also helped me relax and had a good time during the shoot, even thought it got cold haha. Can’t wait for it to get warmer and do longer shoots!

Anyways, here is the make up I did today, I tried to do the same type of eyeliner and eyeshadow as Hyuna in some of the promotion pictures for Trouble Maker, but used a different type of eyelashes. And as you all know, she’s my goddess, so I was glad F approved of the make up so I can use it for the photoshoot. But somehow I feel I ended up looking more gyaru than her makeup T__T”

FOTD 03.07.2012 - 1st photoshoot with F

make up inspiration

I also used these Korean falsies for the first time, it was pretty easy to apply (easier than the daiso one) but they fall off more easily than the daiso! >_<” I forgot my glue in the car trunk so during dinner i kept shoving the eyelash back on hahaha. Also my first time to line my waterline, I was always so scared to do so, since my friend told me I look better with less makeup, but I actually liked how it looked (without the fake lashes, I only wear those for photoshoots, I personally don’t like how falsies look on me), so might be a new look for me ^^

red dress for the photoshoot

I didn’t have time to snap a picture of the exact outfit I wore with it though; I wore it with black tights and black patent pumps instead. This dress is really hard to walk around and sit in since they made it so tight on the bottom -___-” So I will NOT recommend this to anyone hahah

salmon dinner

Afterwards, I dragged him and his friend to eat with me at Rose House since I was craving it, and I told F I’ll take him to eat there sometime. I got salmon (as always haha) and their portion was bigger than last time I went! I love how soft the salmon was, and that the taste wasn’t heavy (I don’t like oily or food that’s too salty).

new furry coat~

I’ve been wanting a new black coat, especially one with some texture, and finally found one! I was kind of nervous if the fur will look more like hair LOL but I actually really love the texture. I can wear it buttoned up all the way to cover my neck or button just the last three buttons so it’s more like a peacoat/double breasted blazer look.

new body con dress

Also been wanting to buy this body con textured wave dress for awhile, but never got around to ordering it. Since I ordered the red dress for the shoot, I got this as well, and was excited since it kind of reminded me of miss A’s bandage dress (maybe it’s just me haha). Although it didn’t show some skin with the see thru parts of the dress like the modeled picture, I still like it. F also liked it so we’ll probably do a photoshoot with it ^^

I realized I’ve been buying a lot of black or white items, haha… I think they’re my new favorite colors. Goodbye pink! I don’t think I can stand wearing my pink frilly clothes or floral clothes anymore, I’m not sure what to do with it because a majority of my closet is composed of these elements -_____-”

braided hair look~

Also been trying different hairstyles because I’m getting bored with my hair. This was inspired by a selca taken by miss A’s suzy. What do you think? :3

judyhime chan♥

Little Pie Company Review & OOTD

If you know me well, you would know I LOVEEEE desserts and sweets. I would eat less during dinner to save room for dessert hahahaha – 3-“. So when I saw a deal for 50% off at Little Pie Company (up to $10 discount), I asked S to go with me, and I dragged P along with us since he loves desserts too.

the pies :3

We each chose a 5″ pie. I was debating between the Pear Apple Crumb Pie {Anjou Pears & Granny Smith apples with a cinnamon crumb topping!}, since I love pies with crumbs on top, or the Threeberry Pie. Since S mentioned the Threeberry pie was featured on the food network, I decided to get that.

Banana Coconut Cream Pie {Fresh Bananas and coconut cream}

P got the banana coconut cream pie, which was reallyyy good. Even though I don’t like cream, I do love banana fruits and it was quite fresh tasting. They also kept the pie cold instead of heating it up, which really adds to the taste of it.

Threeberry Pie {Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries combined!}

Although my pie was really cute (loved the crisscross and pink colors), I didn’t like the filling as much as the other two pies. I also think because they microwaved it, but not long enough, it wasn’t hot enough to be really good, it was too inbetween temperature >_<” I did like the crust though. but I’m a sucker for pie crusts haha. I was getting full and since P mentioned getting shake shack afterwards, I couldn’t finish my pie. Thankfully I had P there to finish it for me XDD

Sour Cream Apple Walnut Pie {Our signature pie is made with fresh Granny Smith apples!}

S got their signature pie. I did think about getting it, but sour cream turned me off, however, it was actually really good! I love the walnuts on top :3 For her’s, they probably warmed it longer so it tasted better than mine.

The shop itself wasn’t very cute, but the pies certainly were good! I definitely want to go back to try the pear able crumb pie! :3

OOTD - using my favorite F21 blouse & offbrand coat

My OOTD! My favorite part of the coat was that it’s longer and flared out (“fishtail” as it’s called) in the back! Reminds me of T-ARA for some reason haha Even a security guard at my school’s museum stopped me to ask where I got the coat from. She scared me at first because I thought she was going to yell at me for something haha. I’m also glad P liked my outfit today XDD I’m happy when he likes something of mine haha~

OOTD - school girl look with f21 blouse, skirt from taiwan, and super warm tights from uniqlo!

Underneath the coat, I wore a plaid skirt to give off a school girl look with a twist since it’s not the usual school girl uniform :3

FOTD 02.28.2012

my quick and simple every day make up ^^
eyes; dolly wink eyeliner, majolica majorca eyeshadow,  KATE eyeliner
face; l’oreal blush, maybelline bronzer, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, Body Shop seaweed moisturizer as base
lips; Bison Baby Pink Baby Pink Glossy Lip

judyhime chan♥

Social Eatz Review

Been eating out a lot this past week, mostly because a friend came to visit from Japan. One of the restaurants we ate at was Social Eatz, an American-Asian restaurant/bar by chef Angelo Sosa. My sister met him once for an interview and said their famous bibimbap burger was really good, so I even though I only had four hours of sleep that day, I had to go and try it!

waiting outside of social eatz

The place wasn’t too big or fancy, but the colors (surprisingly to me) felt very welcoming. However, I really don’t like their name XD I know that socializing is their goal, but eatz???? It sounds very unprofessional, if it wasn’t for my sister I wouldn’t have stepped into this place LOL

addicting appetizers

We started off with their crispy fries and toga rings as appetizers. Their toga rings (onion rings) were quite good, but not as good as the ones I’ve had at 3rd floor restaurant in ktwon (which was basically the only food I enjoyed their, other than the kimchi fried rice), maybe because they weren’t crunchy enough. But, their fries were reallyyyy good!! I think it was because it was crispy enough, their seasoning and the sweet sauce they provided (which reminds me of kid-o, these taiwanese crackers). Obviously the whole table loved it as we finished it in a few minutes and had a second order of it as well.

tomato curry soup

We also shared a tomato curry soup, which was one of the best soup I’ve had! It’s more of a sweet curry (due to the tomato), which I love!!!! It was also very creamy, my favorite type of soup > 3<“!! I definitely recommend this!! Everyone that tried it at our table loved it as well.

chili kissed tilapia taco with avocado

Since my sister tried the burger last time, she got their other well-known dish, chili kissed tilapia with avocado. It was pretty good, but not the best fish I’ve had (I loved the black cod at Morimoto!) XD But I do love avocado :3 Actually, this dish was pretty healthy so if it wasn’t for the burger, I would’ve gotten this.

bibimbap burger

Finally what you’ve all been waiting for! The bibimbap burger, which really lives up to it’s fame! One of the best burger I’ve had :3 It had one of my favorite food in it, half cooked egg, and I also love pickled vegetables XD The patty itself was really juicy and good as well, and didn’t feel greasy. The bun itself was good as well, just too big for me so I only had half of it. The only downside was that the combination of pickled vegetables and sauce made it soggy and it dripped easily, so it was a bit messy and hard to eat. So after eating halfway like a regular burger, I had to resort to eating it like a steak haha~ But it was really good!

yuzu cream puffs

We finished off with some desserts, they chose to get yuzu cream puffs, which was a bit of a disappointment. It was nothing like the cream puff we usually eat, this was more like a doughnut since it was fried adn the cream was on the outside. A friend suggested it might have been better with regular cream instead of the yuzu. I did, however, liked the green seasoning on it, I’m not sure what it is, but it gave it an interesting texture and taste. If I had my way, I would’ve got the chocolate toffee brownie instead (chocolate lover here XD).

Overall, it was a nice restaurant to eat with friends as the service was great and the burger, fries and soup were really good!!!

I also changed my layout, I wanted something a bit more clean, classy and elegant. Hope you guys like the new layout ^^

 judyhime chan♥