There are so many websites and youtube videos that teach you how to start with brush lettering and the basics of calligraphy.
I wanted to learn how to master brush-lettering and handwriting so that I can make my own cards and gift tags.
That was the first reason I started to search and google brush-lettering basics.
But while going through many sites and videos online, I ran into so many that didn’t show me the basics.
I didn’t know why my writing wasn’t turning out like the videos and why it was so hard for me to get the smooth lines that everyone else was writing.
I was hard enough finding the brush pens that everyone was using (Tombow dual brush pens and the Fudenosuke pens) in Korea but getting the lettering to go in the direction I wanted to was even harder!
So then I started to REALLY do my searching. I picked sites and people that had the specific styles I wanted to be able to do too. Then I narrowed it down to the FREE practice sheets and REAL basic, and when I say basic, I mean literally BASIC BASIC tutorials.
A while ago, my friend asked me why I use cosRX products even though I don’t have acne prone skin. I don’t have pimples but I do have dry skin that can easily break out. My skin doesn’t break out with a whole bunch of red dots on my face, but I do get little tiny rash-like little pimples and my face also goes super red. Especially my cheeks. If I don’t provide enough hydration to certain areas of my face, it’ll get really bumpy with lots and lots of little tiny bumps. Which looks super weird when you put foundation on. That’s why I chose cosRX products for my face.
The One Stip Moisture Up Pad brings so much moisture to my face that I don’t have to put anything else on, after it. It’s that moist. It gets absorbed very well and doesn’t feel like the moisture is just sitting on the surface of my skin but gets absorbed and spread out evenly throughout my whole face.
So…. I really needed a change. Not just mentally but literally, physically I needed a change. I wanted to get my hair done. I’ve been wanting to get it done for a while but things came up. I had stuff to take care of, we had a funeral to attend, etc etc family matters were our first priority so “getting the hair done” was the last thing to do on my list.
I wanted to get a bright blonde #balayage done but I knew that would have to take a couple of sessions, so I went for a bright ash tone.
I got my hair done at Studio Monique (designer MJ) in Hong Dae. MJ is literally the balayage and ombre expert in Korea. She worked in LA for about 4 years and came to Korea with her specialized skills.
Foil work in the process.
MJ was really precise and careful with her work.
Although she’s only been at Studio Monique for just about a year, it seems like she has a pretty solid list of clients who support and love her work.
I found this product on facebook. I was reading through a feed on this group that I joined and someone had mentioned what products to use for their acne and another person was suggesting this product. I wasn’t sure what this was at first so I looked it up. I was like… HUH?! at first, but then I wanted to try it and so I bought it online.
The red is to clean up your skin and the blue is to add moisture to your skin.
Well, it’s also called Korean style Chinese food. Long ago, when Chinese immigrants came to Korea to settle down, they took Chinese cuisine to a new level by making it their own. They put the Korean style into Chinese cuisine and made it a new sensation in Korea.
Now, Korea has its own Chinese cuisine that is Chinese food, with some Korean flare.
Fried shrimp with cream sauce.
I don’t remember what this was in English but it was like a slightly spicy fried shrimp dimsum on top of sea cucumbers.