Friday, May 29, 2015

Next stop: Korea!

My exam period has begun and I've taken 3 out of 6 so far - Now's time for the tough ones!
So until June 23rd, the day I'm graduating, I won't be too active on here, meaning I probably won't be able to reply to your comments, sorryyy > < 
I will still be publishing scheduled posts though so .. come back to check on me once in a while, yea? 

I recently scrolled through some of my older posts and found one conveniently named We ordered tickets!! in which I explained how Maria and I had just ordered flight tickets + hotel in Paris that year. It's pretty fun to look back at (especially comparing thoughts on a place before/after having been there) and I think that's going to be a thing from now on here on my blog. It also keeps you, my lovely readers, updated!
With that in mind.. let's get to today's post!

I've mentioned it here and there (and the observant reader might have noticed the countdown on the right side of my blog) but I never really made an official statement.
The thing is .. I'm going to Korea on July 21st!

..albeit the circumstances ended up being way different from what I had imagined.

In THIS final post about our trip to Paris I wrote that Maria and I had officially declared ourselves travel buddies, that we had already begun planning next this year's trip, and that it was going to be huge!
Well.. it was going to be huge. We talked about spending some 2-3 weeks in Korea and/or Japan but after going to a concert with the Japanese band One OK Rock here in Denmark + stalking our way to Disneyland Tokyo though Instagram we decided upon going to Japan. 

Then reality gave us a big, nice slap! Maria got into the university she had applied for and suddenly had to pay for a bunch of not-very-affordable-for-a-student books, which ended up draining most of her account. I had already been saving for months when Maria finally announced that we had to cancel our plans. She would not be able to save up enough money to afford it in time.
So... how come I'm still going?

For a while I thought of being adventurous and go alone... but in the end I was pretty darn scared.
I don't remember the details anymore but somehow I reminded myself that, back in December when he visited me, Philip invited me to join him and his friends on their trip to Korea. Of course I refused back then since it was right around the time I'd planned to go with Maria. So when I told him how we had to cancel our plans, he said that his offer was still valid. I checked with Maria to make sure she wouldn't feel betrayed if I suddenly went with someone else but she told me to go for it and thus it was decided that I'd join them. 
Meanwhile Philips friends had invited two other girls so at this point we were 7 who had planned to go.

【Timeskip to now】

Status is now that we'll be 6 people going: Philip and his two friends John and Alexander from Sweden, Cindy and Camilla from Norway, and me from Denmark.
Philip remains the only one I've met  in person but I've gotten to know the others a little more, especially Cindy, a bit after our group Skype conversations.

Alexander arranged tickets for everyone but Philip and I. While they're flying out from Sweden, I'm flying out from Copenhagen and we'll meet up in Finland from where we will take the next plane heading to Korea together. When we land we'll have to wait a few hours for Philip to fly in from Japan since he'll spend a week there first.
Here's my flight schedule. The others will be flying out an hour earlier or so.
As you see we'll be away from July 21st to August 4th (which means I'm going to miss Genki, noooh <//3)

Cindy and I arranged the hostel through a website called HostelWorld the other day. We're going to stay at Fortune Jongno Hostel in 2x 3 person bedrooms with bathrooms en suite - so we're pretty satisfied about that!
For now I have a positive feeling about the place (I'll make travel posts and update you later). We booked in my name and the following day I received a mail from them with a welcome, various descriptions (pictures, text, youtube videos) as to how we'd find the place, and contact information in case we had any questions or got lost. They also included their homepage and Facebook page.
This is the (very small) picture provided for the triple rooms that we will be staying in:
[EDIT as of July 10th]: Their website was updated and I found 5 neat pictures!
It looks even better now!

Also, more info:
  • Room Price: KRW 72,000/75,000(weekend) per night
  • Three Single-sized Bunk Bed
  • Private Bathroom
  • Includes: Air conditioning, fridge, cable TV, hair dryer, towels
Since we booked in my name I had to pay the deposit that almost equals to my share of the total payment. 
This leaves my biggest concern to be saving up spending money and figuring out what to wear - now that will be a challenge!

Are you planning any trips this summer (。^‿^。)?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Game day outfits!

Shoop da whoop I'm back!

Today is going to be a little different from my usual beauty / cosplay posts. Oh yes, today I'm going to feature CLOTHING! Gasp!

You see.. I was recently made aware of a website called Fanatics, which is a leading online retailer specializing in sports apparel. Why am I telling you this? Because I was asked to create what I thought would be the perfect sports ensemble using one of the MLB (Major League Baseball) hats from that site as well.
I like these kinds of "challenges" so of course I accepted!

Everyone can throw an outfit together but since I was asked to do it it must be because someone out there wanted me to add my own personal touch to it, right? Riiight?
I admire people who can say that they like wearing black or dyeing their eyebrows pink... but for me, I have never been able to say that I follow a specific style. Some days I feel like being all girly and cute while other days I want to show off a more chic side of myself. That is why I put together not one but two collages showing what I would like to wear if I were to watch a baseball game again - or perhaps just hang out with friends!

Are you ready to see what I came up with?
Here goes:

Bright n' girly
For this look I chose the Boston Red Sox New Era Women's Tech Essential Diamond Era 9TWENTY Adjustable Hat - White (whew, what a long name) from Fanatics' Red Sox hats page - because I have a love for white hats as these can be used with many different kinds of outfits.
With a continuous white color this outfit it sort of toned down, which allows the wearer the freedom to wear more make-up without looking too pretty for a simple baseball game.
The way the top is cut adds a bit of cute while the red skirt attracts attention and gives the overall look more of a girly feel. I chose platforms instead of heels to give a bit of height while still keeping it practical.
It's bright and fresh!

How about this?

Colourful kpop
I always feel super inspired when watching Korean idols who dare to mix colours in ways that people in my country would have never thought of. The results are bold and vibrant looks!
For this outfit I picked New Era Chicago Cubs Classic Wool 59FIFTY Fitted Hat - Royal Blue from the Chicago Cubs hats page. I chose this cap for 3 reasons: the colour that can be paired with almost anything, the simple design, and the straight shadow, which, opposed to the hat used in bright n' girly, gives a more 'raw' look. I paired the hat with a matching skirt and a pair of neutral high tops to not drag away any attention from this adorable light blue varsity jacket, which is 110% inspired by the colourful idols.
The human eye is drawn to contrasts so I threw in a yellow top to stir away from a completely blue look. We end up with a sporty look, perfectly fit for summer's sandy beaches, bright sky, and blue water.
Hat - New Era Chicago Cubs Classic Wool 59FIFTY Fitted Hat - Royal Blue
Shoes - High Tops
Top - Mindy tank

These were just two of the MANY hats that Fanatics offer so in case you'd rather want a hat from another team or maybe one in another colour or style, go check out their website!

Have you ever been to a baseball game?
What would your ideal outfit be like? I'd love to hear!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

PinkyParadise - May Spring Free Shipping

♥~ Hellooooo ~

I'm working on my next posts as of this very moment but I just wanted to stop by and give you a little heads up:
If you're considering stocking up on lenses you should head over to PinkyParadise because they are currently offering free worldwide shipping on orders over $39 - which is like, two pairs?
If you're thinking about getting yourself just one pair, maybe ask a friend to join you and you can still enjoy this offer as long as you order together - smart! right?

Click the picture below to go directly to their website to read more about the offer and and find your next pair of lenses today!

Also, don't forget to use my code "beautywithlucy" to get an extra mystery gift for free with your purchase~

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