Archive for November 2013

Ipad Mini Giveaway

November 27, 2013

I have something really awesome for you all today! It's Cocorrina's second blog anniversary yay! And I'm so honored and thrilled to be partnering with Corina and 36 other fabulous bloggers to bring you one spectacular giveaway to celebrate. The prize is a 16GB iPad mini with Retina display in the color of your choice! I told you it was awesome. This is an international giveaway which runs until Monday, December 9th, midnight (GST - 06:00). There are many ways to join and you can enter as few or as many times as you wish to below. Of course more entries will increase your odds of winning. Good luck!

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Wishing a safe and happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and readers who celebrate! 
I'm incredibly grateful for you all and I'll return with new posts next week.

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Recent Loves

November 25, 2013

Bourjois Rouge Edition Brun Cosmopolitan : I tend to think that a darker lip is appropriate even for daytime during the cooler months. This sophisticated chocolate brown shade wears as a lustrous burgundy on my lips. I'm a big fan of this lipstick's rich pigmentation, creamy texture and moisturizing long wear as well as it's inexpensive price. I'm wearing it here.

Demalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque : This moisturizing mask which contains concentrated vitamins and antioxidants is a real skin saver whenever my complexion feels dull or dehydrated. It's soothing to my sensitive skin and leaves it feeling incredibly replenished, smooth and radiant. I sometimes use this before a night out or an event.

Target Mossimo Solid Beanie : I'm definitely a hat person all year round and when it's cold, I'm all about beanies. I picked up this slouchy beanie during a trip to Target last month and it's been a favorite of late. It's cozy and warm and I love the soft burgundy color and textured metallic flecks.

These are my recent loves. What do you think and do tell me about yours.



Eye Candy : 11 of 16 Muses for Harper's Bazaar

November 22, 2013
HAN JYO JOO

These stunning portraits featuring a number of notable Korean actresses was part of an editorial entitled 16 Muses that appeared in the August 2012 issue of Harper's Bazaar Korea. So much prettiness and luminous skin here.  

Shoe Crush : Sam Edelman Petty Boot

November 20, 2013
Sam Edelman Petty Boot


These Sam Edelman Petty Booties have been on my radar recently. I'm a fan of skinny trousers and jeans paired with ankle boots and the clean sleek silhouette of this stylish pair looks like it can be dressed up or down easily with skirts and dresses as well. The low stacked heels also appear to be comfortable to walk around in. The only thing is I can't decide between the black or the putty. And then I discovered it comes in a host of other colors like burgundy. I really need to think about this. Are you a fan of ankle boots? Which color would you get?


The winner of my blog anniversary giveaway is Jane. Congratulations Jane!

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Review : Born Pretty Watch

November 18, 2013


My everyday watch is a Cartier Roadster (with a pink face) and I'd been looking to add a weekend watch to my wardrobe so my interest was piqued when I was contacted by Born Pretty to review one of their women's watches. Their selection of watch styles and astonishingly low prices amazed me. Most of the watches are under $10 with none topping $35. I chose a jelly watch in mint. When it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised that the feel and quality of the watch doesn't reflect the $5.99 price tag. It's lightweight and the oversized face and rose gold tone dials along with the rubbery silicon band give the watch both a classic and sporty vibe. I was concerned it might be too big which is a common problem for me with watches cause despite being 5'6" I have crazy small wrists. It's a little loose on the last hole but it fits. The only gripe I have is that the buckle is silver instead of rose gold but that's something I can live with and no one's going to be looking at the underside of my wrist anyway except the hubster maybe. I've been wearing it on and off for a few weeks and I really like the pretty pop of color it adds to my outfits.


With the holidays around the corner, it got me to thinking that a watch would make a terrific gift or stocking stuffer. Born Pretty carries a range of styles for both ladies and men including fashionable bracelet watches and sporty LED watches.

I should also mention that they offer free worldwide shipping. And if all that isn't enough, Born Pretty is generously extending a special 10% discount to rolala loves readers on top of their already inexpensive prices with the code ROWENALC10

Do you wear a watch? Do you tend to wear different watches with different outfits?

Disclosure: I was sent a watch for the purposes of this review. I was not provided any other compensation and all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Eye Candy : Joo Sang Wook for Allure

November 15, 2013

Joo Sang Wook is an alluring man in this Allure Korea editorial photographed by Kim Young Jun. He just came off a run in the drama The Good Doctor and can currently be seen in the film Punisher in which he plays a man who seeks revenge on the high school bully who he believes ruined his life. Sounds interesting. I was quite impressed by his intense performance in the dark crime drama Special Affairs Team TEN. The handsome actor whose nickname is Chairman always appears so polished and serious on onscreen so it was fun to see how talkative and hilariously goofy he actually is in real life when he was a guest on Running Man recently. I don't know about that cape he's sporting in the fourth pic but this man can seriously rock a suit.

Enter my blog anniversary giveaway for a chance to win a pair of Bauble Bar Earrings!

Color Love : Blush

November 13, 2013

Pale pink aka blush is one of the hot colors of this season and I couldn't be more happy because that means it's easy to find now. A spot of this pretty pretty color can really bring a much needed lift to all the darker colors usually worn at this time. I'm quite close to adding the camera bag to my wardrobe. It's so cute and just $22! And I'm seriously thinking about the tulle dress especially after I saw thisDo you wear this color? What do you pair it with? I like how it contrasts with grey and black and it's lovely with beige and burgundy as well.

Your Bijoux Box Review

November 11, 2013


Subscription boxes are quite popular these days and Your Bijoux Box pushes the concept forward delivering 2 -3 pieces of hand curated on trend jewelry straight to your door every month. I received the October Bijoux Box. Read on to see what I thought.


Eye Candy : Kim So Yeon for Grazia

November 8, 2013

Kim So Yeon shows off her alluring side in Grazia Korea. This smoldering black and white editorial also showcases the actress's killer legs. It's such a great contrast from her last pictorial for Elle Korea which was straight up pretty and feminine. I still haven't watched Two Weeks but I heard she put in a representative performance for her role of a righteous prosecutor in the drama.

Style Crush : Kate Beckinsale

November 6, 2013

There were so many beautifully turned out celebrities at the recent LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala but one style standout for me was Kate Beckinsale who looked absolutely resplendent in a shimmery strapless Gucci gown with an embellished waist detail. The pale blue color of the dress which was accented with Swarovski crystals was dazzling. Her accessories included Neil Lane jewelry and a silver clutch and sparkly nude sandals by Jimmy Choo. Her hair and makeup were flawless and enviable as usual. Certain celebrities just know what works on them and Kate is definitely one of them. What do you think of this look?

Thank you to everyone for your sweet comments on my last post! I really have the most awesome blogger friends. 
Be sure to enter my blog anniversary giveaway for a chance to win a pair of Bauble Bar Earrings!

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A Blog Anniversary and A Giveaway

November 4, 2013

I'm really quite terrible at remembering my blog's anniversary for some reason. I had it in my mind that it was in November when it was actally October. Anyway, I'm a month late but I still wanted to acknowledge the milestone since it's been two years that I started on this journey. I'm so happy to still be here and incredibly grateful for all the friendships and opportunities that blogging has brought me.

This has been such a fun creative outlet to share things that I love and I hope to continue doing it as long as I enjoy it. What I've learned is that blogging should never be a chore and you shouldn't be afraid to be yourself. The biggest compliment I ever get from people who know me is how my blog writing voice sounds exactly like me. I've really enjoyed getting to know you all through your comments here and your blogs and I find that to be one of the most rewarding aspects. I was seriously overwhelmed and touched by the generous outpouring of encouragement when I was ill last year. It meant the world and really helped me get past a pretty difficult time.

Another thing I've learned is that you just can't fake it when it comes to blogging. That's why to date, I've done exactly one outfit post. They're just not my thing but I will pop up here occasionally. Along the way, I've shown you all my bookshelf, the contents of my purse, the sweaters in my closetand my abnormally large mitten collection amongst other things. I hope to get back to more of these posts soon and I also have a few new features planned. Is there anything you'd like to see more of?

I wanted to celebrate and thank my readers with a little giveaway. Up for grabs is a pair of BaubleBar Chevron Studs in Orange. If you'd like a chance to win these fun little pretties, just hit up the Rafflecopter widget below. This is an international giveaway that everyone is welcome to join. It's sponsored by me and will run through November 18th. Good luck!

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