K-Beauty Pop-Up Stores on Show!

Hi guys!

Welcome back to Soyi Collection!

I just brought another hot place! yay
If you are really interested in cosmetics, I bet you will really love today’s hot place!

Today’s Hot Place: Beauty POP-UP Store!

I visited two brands’ POP-UP store: Giorgio Armani and Bobbi Brown!
I was really thrilled, as those two are my favorites! Indeed, I also had a great time! 🙌🏻🙌🏻

But before I introduce today’s hot place, let’s first get ready!



(♥️) I was thinking about a chic-stylish style as that is the whole image that represents the two brands!
S Okay, then let’s go for the leather jacket and fur coat combination!


:: Today’s Pick ::

#8seconds _ Fur Coat (Gray)
#Kasibady _ Leather Jacket (Black)
#Emart _ Turtle Neck (Charcoal Gray)
#Carrera _ Skinny Jeans (Dark Blue)
#8seconds _ Mini Bag (Black)
#Gioandsamantha _ Long Boots (Black)

:: Soyi’s Comment ::

My pick for today is the combination of the leather jacket and fur coat!
I bought this fur coat from one of my favorite Spa brand, Eightseconds!
The price was good and so was the quality! So, I had to get this one!

However, as Seoul’s weather is extremely cold these days, I decided to wear a leather jacket inside! Indeed works out good to be stylish and warm all at once! : )

Tips when layering is wear slim inners!
Usually when wearing a fur jacket or should I say coat makes you look really “chubby”.
I know that is not the “image” we were thinking of.
But there are chances for you to prevent the situation, by just wearing 2-3 slim inners inside! By so, you will still be warm and also avoid the “chubby” image.

Next for my bottoms, I went as slim as possible!
You know why. Like always, fashion is all about “balancing”!

In order to do so, I decided to wear my skinny pants and long boots!
Actually there was a special reason for me to choose the Carrera Jeans today, because they help my legs to look in a good shape! So they work out good, especially when you are wearing a short outer like today! ★


Eight Seconds _ Fur Coat, Carrera _ Blue Jeans



Let’s finish today’s look, with a touch of some make-up!

(♥️) I was thinking of using Giorgio Armani and Bobbi Brown products today!
Plus, a chic style make-up as that is the whole image I was thinking of!
S Got it!



:: Today’s Pick ::


#Giorgio_Armani _ Lasting Silk UV Foundation (No.4)
#Thesaem _ Saemmul Pore Pact


#Innisfree _ My Palette Eye Primer
#Innisfree _ My Palette Eye Shadow (M19)
#Mac _ Burgundy Times Nine
#Maybelline_Newyork _ Hyper Tight Liner (Black)
#No7 _ Dramatic Lift Mascara


#Innisfree _ Auto Eye Brow Pencil (No.6)
#Peripera _ Speedy Brow Cara (No.4)


#Giorgio_Armani _ Fluid Sheer (Gold)
#Bobbi_Brown _ Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheek (No.24)


#Giorgio_Armani _ Lip Magnet (No.400)


:: Soyi’s Comment ::

Let’s first get to know what products do I have. 😊😊

First, Giorgio Armani. The lasting silk UV foundation, fluid sheer and lip magnet!
The foundation helps get the dewy face. The fluid sheer helps to catch the glow really naturally. And, the Lip Magnet helps get the red sexy look!

For Bobbi Brown, I have the pot rouge, which also helps get the natural look! I have been using this product more as a blush as I like to have my lips bold as possible!

Summing up, red lipstick make-up will be today’s pick!
Then here comes the question:  What about my eye make-up?
There are two options when you have decided to have a red lip look
: nudy or semi-smoky.

I asked myself, and got the response as semi smoky!
So,  I decided to use the highly pigmented shadow palette, MAC Burgundy Times Nine.
Of course, only the brown shadows!


Here goes the technique : First apply Innisfree’s My palette M19 eye shadow as a base. Then I used the matte dark brown shadow (E), and traced the shape of my eye. For the last touch, I applied the shimmer brown shadow (D) in the inner corner of my eyes. And I used a new liner from Maybelline New york, hyper tight liner! Thanks to the design, it is really easy to draw a line! (Soon to be introduced in Soyi’s Pick!) ★


Giorgio Armani _ Lip MagnetGiorgio Armani _ Fluid Sheer , Bobbi Brown _ Rouge Pot for Lips and Cheeks


Okay, DONE! Then, let’s move to the hot places!

First, Armani Seoul Box!

아르마니 매장 입구

I was so excited to visit the Armani Seoul Box, as I love love the brand!
The Armani Seoul Box is located in Famille Street, which is in GoSok Terminal Station.


As soon as I entered the store, just spotted a red gorilla! 🦍
He looked mean, but did not hurt a bit! lol

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Armani opened a pop-store in various countries, including Paris, London, New york, Beijing, Tokyo, Hong kong, and at last, Seoul! (Applause please!)

You can try out all of Giorgio Armani’s cosmetics! For those who love to try out beauty products without keep getting an eye by some one, I guess this is your chance!

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Here’s how the store looks like in entrance. You can see a partition.

On the left side, you can find out various base make-up product!
And on the right side of the partition, you can find eye and lip make-up products!

During my whole journey at the Armani Seoul Box, 2 products caught my eyes!
The eye tint and to-go cushion.

테스트 중!

Short comments are as below:

Eye tint is highly pigmented and the texture is smooth but drys fast that helps to stay long! I have been struggling with my shadows lately, due to the cold winter wind. Every time the wind blows, I cry. So my shadows just disappear, all of a sudden! Quite stressful. But I think this tint could help that problem, that I am thinking of purchasing one!

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Next is the to-go cushion. It is highly moisturized and fitted right to my hand when I applied a few. It was actually a sensation, when it was first launched in Korea. Simply because the price was way to expensive, almost like 100dollars! So I really did not get the chance to try it. However now I realized, it was that worth it!

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Before I leave the store, I decided to take a photo with the red gorilla! Like this!

Now shall we go to the Bobbi Brown pop up store?

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Unlike the Armani Seoul Box, Bobbi Brown’s pop-up store was more like a launching event for “the all day foundation”, their new arrival.

So, instead of a store tour, I had to participate in some events!
Indeed it was fun!

As total, there were 3 events!

이벤트 1차 참여!
First one was following Bobbi Brown Korea’s Instagram.
If done, I will get a stamp and also a sample of their new foundation.

Next step was taking a photo at the photo zone, and upload it on Instagram!
To make the photo more charming, they had some signs that you can use while taking a photo. I chose the “all day smile”!

이벤트 2차 참여 완료

If done, let’s move on to the try-out product corner!

Short comments for the new foundation and lipsticks are as follows:

The all day foundation focused to stay “long and lasting”. So it was really matte, that if your skin is dry I recommend to mix it with some facial oil. Thankfully, there were various shades, and it was also segmented by cool and warm tone, which I liked!

But what really caught my eyes was the lipsticks! The texture was really smooth that I liked it after application. The main colors were MLBB (aka. my lips but better) colors, so at one point, I think it will work good as lip balm!

And after trying out the whole product, I completed my last mission!
The last mission was quite simple, I just get a random sample product from Bobbi Brown! I got an ampoule, which helps to stay moisturized and cure the wrinkles!

Thanks, Bobbi Brown! That was indeed what I needed lol.

이벤트 3차 참여 완료!


So that was the end of today’s hot place!
Hope you enjoyed the two place! I know these hot places are based on Korea, but if you have a chance to visit Korea you should come and visit those places!

Unfortunately, the Bobbi Brown pop-up store just closed. But, the Armani Box Seoul is opened till March 28th 2018. : )

If you do have some interesting theme that you will love to check before your visit to Korea, just let me know! May be I could help you guys with that!

Then off I go, and by the way do not forget that the true beauty is in you that you just have to follow your heart like me! BYE : )



Welcome to Alice in the Wonderland!

Hi Guys! Welcome back to Soyi Collection! : )
If you are really interested in exhibitions, I bet you will really like today’s hot place!

Today’s Hot Place:
2017.08.08 ~ 2018.03.28

I was really thrilled about today’s exhibition. x)
Simply because I love DISNEY!

I do recall the days when I watched Disney video over and over again.
I really loved every one of Disney’s collection, also including Alice in the Wonderland!
So with no doubt, I was really excited about today’s schedule.

But before I share the hot place of today, let’s first get ready! ★


Well, you know how it always goes:
having a self-conversation first.

So, I asked myself:

S Soyi, what do you have in mind?
(♥) Well, I was thinking of a dress that is somewhat like Alice’s dress! But it should definitely not be so dressy as I need to fully appreciate today’s exhibition!
S Got you!



:: Today’s Pick ::

Tomboy _ Long Coat (Dark Purple)
Tomboy _ Turtle Neck Vest (Dark Navy)
Lucky567 _ Flower Printed Flared Dress (Dark Navy and a mixture of others)
Prada _ Tote Shoulder Bag (Brown)
Gio&Samantha _ Ankle Boots (Black)


:: Soyi’s Comment ::

Regarding the inner part of me, I decided to wear the flower printed flared dress!
I bought this through the Naver portal site (similar to Google), at a really low price.
But believe it or not, I did not have a chance to wear it, since purchase.
Well, I looked too mature that really did not express the true me, at that moment.
So I chose to wear it when the time comes.

However, plans have changed.
I could hardly wait that I decided to match the dress with my turtle neck vest!
With the help, the whole look turned out to be casual, and also represented the true me! Plus, because of the vest style, I was still able to reveal the key points about the dress
like the flower prints, flared style and unbalance design.
With no doubt, I succeeded with my new plan! yay

A tip from here: try to match a casual vest, outer or a cardigan when you believe the clothe you are about to wear is too much at that moment! As you can see, it worked out fine for me! But if you do have some problems, I’ll help you out! Comment section is always opened : )

Last touch for today’s outfit is my ankle boots, and the tote shoulder bag!

Ankle boots are a good match with a dress, especially a flared one! It works positively when expressing the girlish look of that day, which is why I chose it as today’s pick.

The tote shoulder bag could help you look elegant,casual or between the two, because of the shoulder strap! As I needed both, the tote shoulder bag was picked for today!
Not to mention, thanks to the strap, I was able to stay comfy and fully enjoy todays’ show! : ) ★


Lucky567 _ Flower Printed Flared Dress, Tomboy _ Turtle Neck Vest

Okay, now shall we move on to today’s make-up?
First! Let’s ask myself what I do have in mind. : )



(♥) I have no idea why, but I am loving a bit strong eye make-ups these days! 
S Okie, then why don’t we use a high pigmented shadow to fulfill your needs! 

:: Today’s Pick ::

Giorgio Armani _ Lasting Silk Foundation No.4
The Saem _ Mineralizing Creamy Concealer No.1.25
Laura Mercier _ Loose Setting Powder

Innisfree _ My Palette Shadow M19
Mac _ Burgundy Times Nine
Innisfree _ Sknny Micro Liner No.5
Maybelline New York _ The Magmum Volume Express Mascara

Innisfree _ Auto Eye Brow Pencil No.6

The Saem _ Saemmul Single Blusher (Naked Peach)
Giorgio Armani _ Fluid Sheer

3CE _ Mood Recipe No.115
Victoria Secret _ Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stain LOVE

:: Soyi’s Comment ::

One of my high pigmented eye shadow palette is the MAC Burgundy Times Nine!
So I decided to use it to get a bit smoky look of today.

섀도우Here comes the technique!
Before I use the Burgundy Times Nine, I first applied Innisfree’s My Palette Shadow M19.
Afterwards, I rolled my crease brush in the end and inner corner of my eyes by using the F shadow from the burgundy times nine palette. As the color was a bit dark, that I decided to apply a bit of D shadow right on top!

If done, I applied the A shadow right in the middle of my eyelids just simply to help my eyes to pop up! The technique that I just introduced helps people who do have a bit small eyes, but want to give a great first impression by their eyes! : )

As I focused more than a half percentage on my eyes, I used a MLBB color blush, lipstick to help balance the whole look! If you are interested in watching the whole look through a video, let me know! I just want to check how many of you are really interested in it!

MAC _ Burgundy Times Nine

Now I am ready, let’s get to today’s hot place!


전시장 들어가는데 기다리는 중!What defines this place to be one of the HOT place is the people!
It was really crowded, that I had to wait for about  20 minutes! (not that long I guess lol)

팜플렛During my wait, I did a quick study on today’s exhibition.
Summary is that it is a combination of various artists based upon the same theme:
Alice in the Wonderland!

Now time for us to enter the wonderland!



Let’s just imagine that you are Alice, and you are about to enter the wonderland!
You get curious about who the hell the white rabbit is, and begin to follow the whole path.

전시장3Before your entrance, you will confront a sign that tells that this wonderland is crazy!

“Every one of us who are in the wonderland is crazy, meaning you are crazy and so am I.”
“How do you know I am crazy?”
” I am indeed certain about that. If not, you won’t be able to be in here.”

Okay, let’s see for ourselves how crazy this world may be….

전시장4전시장5Unique interior designs were all over this place obviously.
Also, there was a place where you can celebrate your unbirthday! : )

전시장6I,in fact, really loved the happy unbirthday part when watching Alice in the Wonderland.
Just for your information, unbirthday counts all of the days except your real birthday!
So, in 1 year, you will have 364 days to celebrate your unbirthday!

As it was my unbirthday when visit, I got a small gift that had some pleasant words.

전시장7-What you just had to do is insert your birthday and press the enter button!

Then you will be able to receive a receipt that includes some good phases
that may cheer you up! One for me and one for my one and only santa!

Now, ready for the real journey?
In this wonderland, there were 6 rooms that I can enter!
There are no specific rule for you to follow! Just go by your heart!

After my visit, I loved 2 rooms most, which I am about to introduce! : )

First room is Looking Glass!
It was a room that was filled with mirror!

This room was inspired by a story of Alice. Right after the Alice in the Wonderland was released, Alice Through Looking the Glass was shown on-screen! I did not get the chance to watch it, so I had to get some help from the pamphlet.
According to the pamphlet, Alice needed to use a mirror in order to read the words in the Glass world! And so does that happens in this room!전시장12

It may look as ‘take a truth’, but if you look it through the mirror you can spot ‘fake a truth’. Amazing isn’t it?

Next room is Alice’s Room!

Alice’s room was not mentioned neither of the Alice In the Wonderland or Alice Through Looking the Glass. Thus, this room was based upon one artist’s imagination.


Whole impression about Alice’s room is classic, elegant, girlish and full of leafs?
When I just entered into the Alice’s room it was quite different from others room.
The whole atmosphere was classic. Actually, for real, I really did not get a chance to be in a classic style room. So I was new with it, which made me curious about this room. : )

After looking around the other 4 rooms, I headed to the Alice’s Dream!

As you all know, the whole wonderland is a dream.
So entering the Alice’s Dream room meant time to wake-up!

With the help of lights!

The room was just a simple white room, but it was surrounded by various colors of lights! And here are my favorite moments!

As the whole exhibition was above my expectation, I was so excited that I just grabbed a souvenir which are these earrings! I believed it highly represented some key features about Alice in the Wonderland that I could not pass by!  : ) ★

귀걸이 기념물

And so, that is the end of today’s exhibition!
I hope you found it interesting!

Like always, if you want to enjoy the days like me, you just need to be yourself!
Start by getting dressed up the way you want!
Do not put priority on others. Just focus mostly on you!
Hope you fully understand the lesson through my blogs!

Then I’ll see you soon with a new me!

As always,



Thank You! xoxo Soyi.



HI! 👋🏻👋🏻

I am back with a new outfit and make-up that well fits to today’s exhibition schedule! : )

I really do love arts, so I visit art museums as often as possible!
As for today, I visited the HI POP Exhibition held in Seoul! YAY 😆

But before I introduce today’s hot place, let’s first decide today’s outfit and make-up !


I always choose my outfit that matches well to the certain occasion I will be involved in!
And definitely it should be what I really want to wear!

To satisfy the two, self-conversation is a must to do.

(♥️) As I am attending a POP ART exhibition, a vivid color outfit should be good!
 S Okay! I do know the perfect one ! : )


:: Today’s Pick ::

Tomboy _ Long Coat (Dark Purple)
Leshop _ Angora Sweater (Hot Pink)
8Seconds _ Boots Cut Jeans (Black)
Ventoroso _ Short Boots (Black)
Marc Jacobs _ Leather Body Cross Bag (Black)
N.A. _ Long Muffler (Dark Brown)

:: Soyi’s Comment ::

The vivid color outfit I picked is the hot pink angora sweater from Leshop !_!

I bought this sweater like 5 years ago, but it is indeed still good in shape! : ) This sweater is in fact one of my favorites, as it helps keep me warm and cozy and it also matches good to any outfit! It goes well not only with black jeans, but also ivory pants, blue jeans and even black dresses. Maybe I should show you guys all of these looks soon!

However, drawbacks do exist. The fur falls out so easily. So whenever I wear this sweater with my coat, my coat was full of hot pink fur. lol Nevertheless I am still loving it!

To make this angora sweater pop up, I matched the rest with a dark color. Plus, as I do love to go for a comfy outfit on museum days, I wore my boots cut jeans and short boots with my Marc Jacobs leather body cross bag. This is simply because I do not want to be distracted when appreciating. ★

(FYI, the long muffler was bought in a market that did not have a certain brand. So I could not mention it. )


(The key outfits of today’s look was purchased long ago that I was no longer available to find the same one! Instead, I posted a similar one that could help you guys out!)

Hot Pink Angora Sweater, Marc Jacobs Black Leather Cross Bag

Now, let’s move on to make-up! = )


No exceptions for make-up! Self-conversation should be done at the first place!

So I asked the inner side of me and was replied as,
(♥) The make-up should be consistent to today’s look!
S Then let’s put on a hot pink lipstick and make the rest natural as possible!


:: Today’s Pick ::

The Saem _ Eco Soul Essence Cushion All Cover (No.21)
The Saem _ Mineralizing Creamy Concealer (No. 1.25)
Innisfree _ No Sebum Mineral Powder

Innisfree _ Matte Shadow (M19)
Innisfree _ Skinny Micro Liner (No.5)
Tonymoly _ Inked Lasting Mascara (No.2)

Innisfree _ Auto Eyebrow Pencil (No.6)

Victoria Secret _ Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stain (Love)
Son & Park _ All Day Color Lipstick (No.5)

:: Soyi’s Comment ::

Today, I decided to focus on the lip!

As I really wanted my make-up to be consistent to my outfit, I decided to apply a hot pink color lipstick. Actually I mixed two products : Victoria Secret and Son & Park. The All Day Color Lipstick was a hot pink color. Unfortunately, it did not really match with my sweater (every hot pink is not the same one!), so I decided to apply the Victoria Secret’s Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stain, color LOVE in the inner side of my lips.

The rest went natural as possible! The reason is simple! Like always, everything is about “balancing”. So I just simply spread Innisfree’s My Palette Shadow M19 over my eyelids.
And also used the shadow when contouring my nose. As the color is not that dark, I was able to get the natural look! Good choice, I guess!
If you are into natural looks, this shadow could be one to consider! : ) ★


Victoria Secret Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stain ( LOVE ), Son&Park All Day Color Lipstick (No.5)

Now DONE! Finally off I go to today’s hot place! : )


들어가기 전

Today’s Exhibition was all about “POP ART”.
I am in love with POP ART, especially because of the vivid color.

But what really made me visit today’s exhibition was that all of my favorite artists collections (Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, Keith Haring, Robert Rauschenberg) were displayed! So I really could not miss the show! : )

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Comments of today’s exhibition is that it had its own special points, which was good.
It could be summarized as two: the interior and the new activity.

First, interior!
The interior and design mostly corresponded to the artists’ art pieces!
So I was able to focus more on the artist’s philosophy, art apiece just everything.

See for yourself! : )

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For Roy Lichtenstein,
spotted the vivid color, the dots were the main interior design through the hallway!

Same for Keith Haring era.
By considering, the story of Keith Haring the interior just looked like
the “New York Subway Station”!

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In terms of Andy Warhol, there were tons of banana!


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And of course all of his famous work piece that was kind of modern.

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And here comes one of my favorite photo, in front of the Campbell. : )
I really enjoyed eating Campbell when I was like in Kindergarten.
I still can’t miss the delicious taste that kept made me smile when taking a photo. lol ★

The other special part is the silk screen printing factory!
I was able to print my own eco bag!

Here are some samples you would like to check out!

에코 백 만들기!

I was able to choose the bag color, among black, ivory or white!
And then the image I wanted to print! (It took me days to the pick the one! lol)

If you are done selecting, now it is time to print!

Honestly, it did only take about 5 minutes, but I had to put all of my effort or should I say strength to get be done pefectly. That is indeed the tough part. lol

Thanks to my effort, my eco bag was perfect! Love it : ) ★



So that was the end of today’s hot place!
Hope you guys enjoyed it!

When people ask about happiness, I say it starts from you.
And that is exactly what I am trying to deliver, through my post.

Just do what you like, just wear what you want, just go for the make-up you want to do!
Some may judge you negatively, but you will still feel the joy through out it like me. : )

So let’s just embrace who we are, which is the most invaluable true beauty. ★

With Love  Soyi xoxo


HI Guys! : )

Today I brought a new pick, which I believe you will find it interesting!

Today’s Pick:

제품이랑 패키지

TREEANNSEA Desert Rose Serum
(30ml / 37,000 won)

Just to mention, today’s post includes an ad! I was actually asked to do a review on this product! As soon as I realized that this product is a high quality product, I decided to introduce it in Soyi’s pick, especially for dry and oily skin!

If you are interested, keep watching! 🙂

But before we go on, let me first briefly introduce the brand!

Treeannsea is a hotel, airline amenity Korean beauty brand. And its concept came from a girl named Ann born in the land and sea.

A place where the land meets the sea. There, from the foam of waves, a girl named Ann was born. Land and sea carefully looked after the delicate girl to grow into a beautiful woman. The girl became more and more beautiful under tender love of land and sea. Land gave her delightful floral fragrance and sea gave her skin as smooth and white as pearls. The place where beauty grows in the harmony of land and sea. It is called TREEANNSEA.

In Korea, it is called as a “stewardess cosmetic”, as Korean stewardess do use the product, and love it! Indeed no exceptions for today’s pick!


Then let’s move on to the details!

First, package.

I found the package quite interesting!


Instead of being really fancy, it had an illustration of a desert and camel. Worthy enough, as it clearly delivers their key message: the secret of retaining moisture in the desert.

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Also I was able to check out that they are cruelty free and eco-friendly as well! Wow.

Now comes the product!

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Handy and not even heavy that you can easily carry it wherever you go!
What’s so good about the package is that it has a transparent cap!

뚜껑 빼구 ㅎㅎ

So you can easily manage your product in a sanitary way, even when you are traveling or going to the fitness club etc.
Super duper great! 🙌🏻🙌🏻

It is a pumping style, which makes it easy to use.

펌프 형식

As for me, I recommend you guys to pump just like 2~3 times!

Now let’s get more into this product!

Desert ROSE Serum contains some Desert Rose that helps moisturize your skin!!
( Sorry but I could not find the exact percentage! 😦 )

Just by considering its name, I bet most of you will believe that it would smell like a rose! Well, not really. I could hardly feel the scent! So if you are quite sensitive to scent, I believe you will like this product!

The texture is a bit watery, as you can tell by the photo.


I first just dropped some serum on the back of my hand.

After like 10 seconds,


when I was struggling with my camera, the serum was going across my hand.
Proves to be a bit watery.

However it is also a bit condensed at some point that it feels like a bit of soften version jelly. In other words, the texture is like between the two.
(You can check this part via the video posted at the end of the post!)

My favorite part of this serum is that it gets highly absorbed to my skin!


So it was not even sticky or oily, but did gave some dewy finish.

To prove it, I compared it with another serum which I was using these days!
Before you see the photos, keep in mind that the competitor’s serum is a bit oily.

To check the sticky and highly absorbed part, I got some help from the scrap papers!

The process went like this: After applying the serum on the back of my hand, I placed the scrap paper right on top. Then I flipped my hand twice to see how many scrap papers were left on my hand.

The result as shown,

유분테스트 결과 비교샷

With no surprise,
none of the scrap paper sticked on my hand that had the Desert Rose Serum!

Next for the oiliness, I used the oil control paper!

After applying the serum on the back of my hand, I placed the oil control paper and pressed it to get more of the oil from each serum.

As a result,

오일리함 비교삿

Surprisingly, the oil control paper for the desert rose serum was so clean. It had really no oil stain left. I was really surprised by that! It looks like brand new! lol

However, the competitor’s serum had so much of oil stain that easily helps us to acknowledge that the Desert Rose Serum is really not oily!

As a whole, the Desert Rose Serum is a highly absorbed cosmetic that possess less of oil!



Now time to make up our decision!

“Buy it or not?”

I ended up as : recommend to buy it for dry skin or oily skin people.

There are two reasons to support my thought:
it 1) possess less oil but more hydration! and 2) helps get the healthy glow!

1 Less oil but more hydration

What I like most of this product is that it contains less oil, but still helps get moisturized. This was easily proved by the oiliness test! Right?

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The hydration level is high enough to use it during the winter season,
so I believe it will work out good for dry or oily skin people.
(I really recommend it to oily skin people!)

For extreme dry skin people, don’t be so disappointed!
You are also welcomed to use it!
But I would like to add one comment to layer twice when using it because it absorbs fast!


2 Healthy glow? You got it!

Lately, I am interested in the healthy face look!
Fortunately, I was able to catch that glow after applying the Desert Rose Serum! YAY!

Let’s see how this works out!

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If it is hard to tell, try to compare between before and after.

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Can you now tell the difference?

Apparently, after applying the serum, my face had more of the glow and looked more hydrated!

In fact, according to Treeannsea, the Rose Serum contains the mineral component extracted from Canada’s glacial water, which is the key point that helps your skin to look healthy : )

Love it!



As a conclusion,
the Desert Rose Serum from Treeannsea is selected to be one of Soyi’s pick!

If you are interested in purchasing, click on the below link!


And before I end, I also attached the video link that shows not only the texture but also the package and application! If you are interested, just click the play button ㅋ_ㅋ.
Tips for watching the video is turn up your volume and just enjoy 🙂


So that is the end of today’s post!
I hope you loved my post! And do not forget to leave a comment!
Thank You 🙂

Xoxo SOYI ㅋ_ㅋ

Innisfree Orchid Intense Cream good pick for a night care cream!

Welcome back to Soyi Collection!
Today I would like to introduce a new pick : Innisfree Orchid Intense Cream.

인텐스 한란 크림 안Innisfree Orchid Intense Cream (50ml, 28,000 won)

Like always, a self-conversation goes first:
(♥) If the skin cells go into a regeneration mode during the night, I might need to distinguish my creams into a “night care cream” and “daily cream”.
S : Yeah! Then I should better find a cream that helps moisture my skin, during the night!

I have been looking for my perfect pick, and ended up purchasing Innisfree’s product!

Innisfree is a Korean Beauty brand, which is recognizable as an “eco-friendly brand”. Usually eco-friendly brands are really expensive, but there are exceptions.
In terms of Innisfree, the price is really cheap and reasonable, but surprisingly even the quality is good! So I have been loving their products lately.

Innisfree carries various lines that can help care all sorts of skin types. If your skin is dry like me, Orchid line is one to consider! Not to mention, Orchid line also functions for anti-aging! So, I believed it would definitely be good for night care, that I decided to make a purchase!

BTW, purchase was made special, by participating the Snoopy Orchid Lucky Box Event! ★

| Snoopy Orchid Lucky Box Event

I thought you guys will wonder what the Snoopy Orchid Lucky Box Event is,
 so I’d like to briefly introduce it before I move on.

Innisfree launched an event for people to get one of the famous two orchid creams (i.e. Orchid Enriched Cream / Orchid Intense Cream) at a more reasonable price by offering one orchid line product for free.

What makes this box so lucky is that no one knows which product you will get for free!

But at least they notified that the random product will be among
Orchid Enriched Essence / Orchid Fluid / Orchid Eye Cream / Orchid Gel Cream /
Orchid Sleeping Mask.

럭키박스 디자인2The Snoopy Orchid Lucky Box looks like this! As I picked the Orchid Intense Cream, my lucky box’s color is dark purple. But if I picked the Orchid Enriched Cream, it would rather be light purple! =)

럭키박스 디자인1럭키박스 디자인3As shown, the cute design was all over the box! ☆.☆

럭키박스 안1And now let’s see what’s in the box!
럭키박스 안I had one Orchid Intense Cream, and the Orchid Fluid (the random product), which I did not try yet. Also, I got two packages of cotton pads. YAY
I believe I was lucky enough to get the Orchid Fluid, as it is Innisfree’s new arrival.
(I hope it will soon be listed in Soyi’s Pick!)

FYI) You can also join the event as it is available online! But you should hurry up, before it gets sold out! ★ (LINK: LUCKY BOX EVENT (INTENSE), LUCKY BOX (ENRICHED))

|Product Review

Now, let’s go back to the review chapter.

First the scent of the Orchid Intense Cream is a floral scent.
I am quite sensitive about scents, but it was not that too much.
I actually just got used to it which I believe the scent is not that strong!

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Second, the product is a jar type instead of a pumping type.
Contary to other people, I like jar type cosmetics. It may be convenient to use a pumping type. However, when you are almost done with your product, it gets really tough to use all of your cosmetic.. So like sometimes, even though you spot some lotions in the bottle you can hardly reach it! I really hate those kinds of situation. However, the Orchid Intense Cream is a jar type that it is more good to use, and it will also be easy to finish as clean as possible.

Now let’s go in more detail by comparing the two:
the Orchid Intense Cream and  the Orchid Enriched Cream!
According to Innisfree,  the Orchid Intense Cream is for people whose skin is extremely dry, and the Orchid Enriched Cream is for people whose skin is dry but not that extreme.


However, I also like to consider the texture and how much oil the product contains before purchasing! So I checked those points as well!

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First comparison is about the texture. In terms of the Orchid Enriched Cream, the texture is a bit watery and is similar to facial creams like usual. However, the Orchid Intense Cream is a bit thick and condensed.
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Second comparison is checking the oiliness.
You can easily tell that the Orchid Enriched Cream has more of the glow and oil
compared to the Orchid Intense Cream. I say the Orchid Intense Cream is a more fast -absorbing cream.

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Third comparison is the stickiness. It turns out that the Innisfree Orchid Intense Cream is not that much sticky by only having one scrap paper left on the back of my hand.
(FYI, after applying the cream I simply put all of the scrap paper on the back of my hand and once flipped it to see how many of the scrap paper were still sticked to my hand!)

As a summary, the Orchid Intense Cream is condensed and not even oily. ★


|Investment Points

So now comes the most difficult question:
Do you think the product is worth to buy?

Actually I am not the person to say, “yes, you should buy it!”.
I am just here to help you by sharing some good information and giving some advices!

Instead you should go back to the self conversation!
Ask yourself how you feel after applying the product or
whether the product itself corresponds to the key features you consider most.

As for me, I concluded as it is indeed a reasonable purchase!
Two reasons to support my thought:
1)  Well functions in moisturizing and 2) Lifts up my skin for sure!

1Well functions moisturizing

As my skin is dry, I really care about moisturizing! And there are definitely no exceptions for my night care cream. As the skin cells regenerate during the night, people find anti-aging the most important part. However, I still put priority on hydration!

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A  : Skin after applying skin / A’ : A close up version after applying skin
B: Skin after applying cream / B’ : A close up version after applying cream

Do you see the difference? After applying the cream, my skin got much hydrated!

Just to add more, my first impression after using this cream is that the whole nutrients are well absorbed to my skin. So that is why I did not have to confront that much of oil on my face, which made me love this product.

Also, after using this product, I never felt my skin so dry even when I was outside thesedays(winter season) or I was inside a really dry condition room. Regarding the whole experiences, I got the strong belief that my night care routine is well on track! ★

2 Lift up my skin for sure!

It was really hard to prove it through a photo or video, that I rather would like to put it into my words! (Honest words!)
I really felt that my skin was getting lifted up, that I was really surprised by the result.
This sure happens when you especially use a condensed cream, and same for the Orchid Intense Cream that I was really happy about! ★


If you are looking for a good night care cream that could be purchased at a reasonable price or if you are looking for a cream that is highly condensed and contains less of oil,
I would highly recommend you to purchase the Orchid Intense Cream, with no doubt!

I bet you will be really surprised by the quality, and will also love it!

So that is the end of Soyi’s Pick! I hope you liked it 🙂
If you do have any questions or would like to know more of Innisfree or its product,
feel free to leave a comment! I would like to communicate with you guys!

BTW what night care cream do you use? I would like to know!

Jan.10 2018
xoxo Soyi ㅋ_ㅋ

Tomboy Style, today’s pick for JSM Beauty’s Make-Up Show

Hi guys,
Welcome back to Soyi Collection!

I just brought an exciting story of about a recent make-up show!

Do you guys like to watch a make-up show?
I love to go and watch make-up shows because it helps me to be on track with this year’s make-up trends and get inspired by new make-ups. 🙂

But what makes me more excited about today is that one of my favorite Korean brands, JSM BEAUTY, is holding the make-up show! yay!

I was informed via Instagram, and thankfully able to make it!

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I heard that JSM Beauty just opened a new store in Lotte Department Store which is also where today’s make-up show was held. (Near Myung Dong!)
So I thought it would be a great chance to look around the store for you guys, and summarize some crucial points from the make-up show!

But before that, let’s first get dressed up!

let’s always ask ourselves what kind of style or attitude we are thinking of!
I believe this part is really important if you are trying hard to find your own style!

So, the conversation may go like this:
(♥) I was thinking of a tomboy style look which will be super comfy for me to focus on the make-up show for good!
S Great! Then I know the perfect look for that!


|Outfit Of Today


Just to make sure, I was not able to take a photo of the whole look. Hope you guys understand!

:: Today’s Pick ::

#Nobis _ Long Jacket (Navy)
#Tomboy _ Vest Sweater (Navy)
#g-cut _ Stripe Shirt (Gray)
#Eightseconds _ Skinny Jeans (Black)
#Gioandsamantha _ Long Boots (Black)
#MuveilxTomgreyhound _ Grandma Shopper Bag (Black)

:: Soyi’s Comment ::

My pick for the tomboy style is the combination of the turtle neck vest sweater and stripe shirt. I just believed that the tomboy style has to be somewhat “casual”, so I paired the stripe shirt with the turtle neck vest sweater! Under my belief, when you are about to wear a vest sweater, the inner shirt defines the whole concept of that outfit. Imagine I match a white shirt with this vest sweater, the look will be much formal, which is indeed not today’s taste. This,with no doubt, casual stripe shirt was the right pick for today.

Actually this turtle neck vest sweater is one of my favorite! (I am actually planning to introduce it in my fashion pick section!) It is warm and cozy thanks to the turtle neck style and long length. But that is not all! It also matches good with other styles! I will prove it soon!

For the bottoms, I went with the skinny fit for my jeans and boots!
The reason is simple: fashion is all about “balancing”.

Last touch goes with my shopper bag and Nobis long jacket. When I am out for work, I like to make my hands empty as possible, so my shopper bag always goes with me. I got this bag as a gift from Hyundai Department Store’s event! Unfortunatley, as this event is over, you will not be able to find the same one. But still plenty of other shopper bags are in the market, so you can afford one that is your taste! Last but not least, my Nobis long jacket is always my pick when the weather is so cold that I could hardly bear it!  It is quite expensive but really worth it! =) ★

Fashion Links | Nobis Long Jacket, Tomboy Turtle Neck Vest Sweater

|Make-Up of Today

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Before I introduce today’s make-up, the self conversation always goes first!
(♥) I am in the mood of popping up my eyes with a bit dark shadow!
S Right! My make-up was so nudy these days! It is indeed good to make some changes!

:: Today’s Pick ::

Base Make-Up|
#Makeupforever _ HD Foundation (N117)
#Thesaem _ Mineralizing Creamy Concealr (No. 1.25)
#Thesaem _ Eco Soul Contour Palette
#Lauramercier _ Loose Setting Powder

Point Make-Up|
#Innisfree _ My Palette Shadow (M19)
#Thesaem _ Eye Paint (04 Cooper Tan)
#Thesaem _ Saemmul Single Shadow (M Dark Choco)
#Maybellinenewyork _ The Magnum Volume Express Mascara
#Thesaem _  Eco Soul Powerproof Super Slim Eyeliner (Black)
#Innisfree _ Auto Eyebrow Pencil (No. 6)
#Naturerepublic _ Botanical Stick Highlighter (No. 1)
#elfcosmetics _ Cream Blush Palette (Dry Rose)
#Thesaem _ Saemmul Mousse Candy Tint (No.07)

:: Soyi’s Comments ::

Today’s make-up is mostly focused on the eyes! Two chapters will be covered:
1) Make the beauty line pop-up! , 2)  A natural eye contouring .

First is the beauty line. My beauty line is concealed, that is hardly to be spotted. However good news is that there are some magical make-up techniques to make your beauty line pop up!
Here goes the technique:
Dug down a bit, then you will be able to see the beauty line!
Then trace it by a brown shadow.
(If you want to look natural, choose a brown shadow that is close to your skin tone!)
Afterwards, apply the concealer where it should pop-up! Finally, spotted your beauty line! 

It is indeed good for people who wants to look young or have a big eye! 🙂

Next chapter, natural eye contouring. I first contoured my eyes with a light brown shade, (lately my fav.) the Innisfree my palette eye shadow M19, to avoid excessiveness. Then, as I wanted to put more of the dark shadow today, I applied a dark brown shadow (The Saem saemmul single shadow, Dark Choco) in the front and end of my eyes. Simply by just rolling the brush! (BTW, this technique helps your eyes to widen up.) Plus, I added some orange cream shadow (The Saem Eye Paint) to avoid the dullness. Special points about this eye paint is that it helps you get the orange and goldish glow at once. ★

Beauty Links | The Saem Eye Paint (Cooper Tan)The Saem Saemmul Single Shadow (Dark Choco)

Okay, all set! Now let’s check out the JSM BEAUTY store.

|Today’s Hot Place

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I arrived a bit early, to watch the make-up show as close as possible. (In fact I did!)
On my way to the store, one staff gave me this pamphlet, which was like an invitation to come and visit the store! Regarding the hints from the pamphlet, I was able to catch JSM beauty’s January make-up concept: “fairy glow”. Maybe that was why the whole make-up during the show had that much of glow. lol

정샘물 매장2The store was not that big, as much of the Garosugil store. But, size really does not matter! They still had the edgy style of JSM Beauty, and all of the products as well!

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See for yourself!
What I like most of JSM Beauty is the colors! The colors are really unique, and the brand and products do have their own color that makes the brand valuable.

Almost ten minutes before the show, Jung Saem Mool was shooting an insta live video with her followers . I was also shown and introduced to her followers. How lucky am I!

출연 수정Here I am with a big smile! =) lol ㅋ-ㅋ

And now show time!
Today’s make-up was all about “Yeo Shin(여신, 女神) “, a word used to express a really beautiful woman in Korea.

The products used for the make-up were:
Skin Nuder Cushion (Red Edition)
JSM Essential Cheek Blush (Indy Pink)
Artist Glow Touch (Pink)
Refining Liner and Mascara (Glitter White)
High Color Lipstick (Glow Beige)
High Tinted Lip Lacquer Glaze (Cyrstal)

정샘물 매장5The whole point of this make-up was
using a minimum of products to get the beautiful look.
Specifically, she used the blush as an eyeshadow, contouring and etc.

But what most caught my eyes was the “refining liner and mascara”. It was in fact the main product to catch the glow of today’s look! The interesting part is that the product  helps your eyelashes to look more long and shimmering. I tried it on my own, and yes indeed caught the difference. Thus, made one purchase.

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I bought the gold glitter,as my personal tone was warm. I may try it out and show you guys the dramatic difference soon! =)

BTW, if you are interested in the Yeo Shin Make-up, you can check out the live video that is posted in the JSM BEAUTY Instagram account.
(Link: https://www.instagram.com/jsmbeauty_/)

So that is the end of today’s schedule! I really had an enjoyable day thanks to the show and also the make-up and outfit I wore. Like always, I believe make-up and outfit is like the small touch that helps me feel more fit to the special occassion I am just about to experience!

I hope you guys enjoyed the look and store tour! If you have some questions let me know for sure! I am always here to help you guys!

BTW, what is your favorite Korean Beauty Brand? I would like to know =)

xoxo Jan.07 2018 Soyi.

Styled up chic for Chicor, K-Beauty’s Hot Place


Welcome to Soyi Collection =)

Today is THE DAY I visit the K-beauty’s hot place, Chicor.

If you are looking for high-end beauty products for point make-up, skin care or hair care, Chicor is the right place to go!  What makes this place so popular is that you can easily compare various beauty products all at once. Plus, none of the staffs are keeping an eye on you when you are shopping! (What I like most!)

News for Chicor is that they just opened a new flagship store in Gangnam!
The interior was super cute and stylish that I scheduled my visit!

And as today is the day, it is time to get dressed up!
Before I start, I always take a moment to ask myself what I have in mind.

So the conversation goes like :
(♥) As we are going to the beauty wonderland, why don’t I go for the chic style!
S : Checked for a chic style! Then today’s outfit concept will be all black!


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:: Today’s Pick ::

#Tomboy _ Long Coat (Dark Purple)
#Eightseconds _ Glittered Sweater (Black)
#Eightseconds _ Skinny Jean (Black)
#Gioandsamantha _ Long Boots (Black)
#Eightseconds _ Mini Bag (Black)
#Elle _ Fur Muffler (Black)

::Soyi’s Comment::

Soyi’s Fashion Philosophy:
Wear what you like! Ask yourself first what you would like to wear!

Fashion is all about you! That is why I keep asking myself what look I pursue, or maybe a specific color that I have in mind and etc. And today I chose to go for the chic style.

One brand that may have caught your eyes will be Eightseconds!
Eightseconds is one Korean spa brand that is my favorite. I believe both the quality and price are reasonable enough, that almost 70% of my clothes are from this brand. lol
And here comes one of my favorite glittered sweater. I recently bought it, which in fact surprised me by the quality. Usually, if it is like a glittered T-shirt or sweater, it only looks good in appearance. But not for this one. It is really warm and cozy that I highly recommend it to people who are obsessed with glitter outfits, just like me. =)

Next goes the boots. When you are trying to pursue the chic style, boots is a good choice. As for me I went with the long boots. Well, as the sweater is not a skinny fit, the bottom needs to go with a skinny style. Remember guys, fashion is all about balancing! With no doubt, that is why I matched with a skinny jean and long boots.

Last but not least is my mini bag. Regarding the glittered sweater and the whole party atmosphere of the Chicor store, I was right in the mood  to party! YAY So I thought matching with a mini bag was a good choice to make. BTW, this mini bag is also from the Eightseconds brand which is a good pick when you are especially on your date! x)

Fashion Links | EightSeconds Glitter Sweater, Eightseconds Mini Bag



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:: Today’s Pick ::

Base Make-Up |

#Nars _ Velvet Matte Skin Tint (Light 3)
#Thesaem _ Mineralizing Creamy Concealer (No. 1.5)
#Innisfree _ No Sebum Mineral Powder

Point Make-Up |

#Urbandecay _Naked Palette 1
#Thesaem _ Eco Soul Powerproof Mega Slim Liner (02 Deep Brown)
#Tonymoly _Inked Lasting Mascara (02 Lash)
#Thefaceshop _ Browlasting Waterproof Pencil (Brown)
#Nars _ Sex Appeal Blush
#Giorgioarmani _ Lip Magnet (No. 400)

:: Soyi’s Comment ::

Same conversation goes on before I do my make-up:

(♥) Consistent to the outfit, the make-up should be some what chic!
S: Checked! Then let’s use a high pigmented shadow to make the look chic as possible.

My eyelids are kind of rolled up that I always face an ironic situation :
 No matter what make-up technique I use, I just look the same.

So I am kind of picky on the product I am about to use. I mean every brown shadow is not the same brown, at least for me.

For a chic style, I like to use the urban decay naked palette. As known, the shadow is really pigmented that it really helps me to get the strong, chic look. That I have been loving it since my purchase.

And for today, I first applied the buck shadow all over my eyelids and then gave some dark shades by using the smog shadow! If you are a double eyelid like me, I recommend you to apply the smog shadow both on the top and bottom of your eyes. Then your look will be much more dramatic than before!

Last is all about lipstick! My favorite part actually. I believe red represents the chic style, that I decided to go with Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet No. 400. Just to avoid too much of lipstick, I did some gradation. Steps are 1) apply lip balm first and then 2) apply the lip magnet only in the middle of my lip. Then you will just have the gradation lip easily.


Beauty Links | Urban Decay Naked Palette, Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet 400



All set! Now off we go to the hot place!




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Here’s how it looks when you just enter CHICOR!
There are a total of three levels, and each level information is as follows:

2F: Skin Care Products
1F: Point Make-up, Beauty Tools and Nail Products
B1 F: Hair Care Products and Photo Zone

As soon as I entered the Chicor Flagship store, I tested some of the products I am really into these days like Makeupforever Stick Foundation and 3CE lipstick etc. The testing process went over and over again, which is the fun part!

While looking around, I spotted two interesting things:
1) cute signs and 2) a kiosk machine.

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Chicor just pasted some stickers that are written really cute.
For instance, in order to make consumers buy it,
they posted a sticker saying you will get prettier if you take this!
or when it is sold out,
the sticker is written as you should have better came earlier.. and etc.

Cute isn’t?

Next, the kiosk machine!

Its main function?
Definitely recommending their best products or giving a chance to take a photo!


If you are having some trouble finding the right product for you, you can take the kiosk’s advice from now. Helpful, indeed!

Finally the basement floor!

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When heading to the basement floor, you may spot this cute interior! Actually I was attracted by the interior and it motivated me to come and visit. lol

There are two reasons for you to visit the basement floor.
One is to purchase a hair care product, and second is to get an awesome photo shoot.


I tried my best to pose and reflect the chic style, as it is today’s theme!
Unfortunately, I could not stop laughing, thus ended up as a failure.
Nevertheless it was indeed a fun moment 🙂

Okay, folks! How was the store tour and the look for today?
Hope you guys enjoyed today’s post!

If you do have some questions about K-Beauty, feel free to leave a comment!
I’ll do my best to help you guys out!

Then see you in my next post!
xoxo Jan.03 2018 Soyi ㅋ_ㅋ