The Dreaded Drama Slump

Hello everyone! I have been absent for quite a while, and it is mostly because I am not watching many shows. While there are some shows I have found enjoyable, nothing has really jumped out at me and made me want to write about it.

Nae-il’s Cantabile is probably the show I am most faithfully watching right now, but I don’t feel that I can comment on it because many people have seen the original and I have not. Also, the things I like the most about it also highlight some of its weakest points. I enjoy slice-of-life dramas, and the acting is quite good- Joo Won is probably one of the best actors currently doing TV- but while the quiet moments and simple human interactions are done incredibly well, the bigger plot is a bit meandering. The weakest point, in my opinion, is we’ve had characters seem to be important characters involved in the main plot lines, and then suddenly take off to go abroad. First off, if there is a trope I could do without, it is the sudden trip “abroad” as if travelling out of any country doesn’t take months of planning and paperwork, especially when you are going somewhere to study. Secondly, when you send characters away in the middle of a show, especially characters who seemed like they were going to be antagonists, they take a bit of the necessary plot tension with them, and it makes the show seem like it is not well thought out. But- I still very much enjoy the show. I would rather just enjoy it than think about it, if that makes any sense.

I have also been occasionally watching Pinocchio. I think Park Shin Hye playing a spunky and irreverent character is fantastic, and I think if she nails a kissing scene this time around her naysayers shrink quite a bit. But the show, while I find certain things interesting, hasn’t really grabbed me yet.

I’ve been watching a few things from Taiwan and Japan, and as always, watching many of my favorite dramas until I can pretty much recite the dialogue verbatim. My fiancee has let me know that’s abnormal, but it hasn’t really made me stop 🙂 Still, I think I have to admit I am in a slump. I don’t have cable, but I’ve seen a few American movies lately that I really enjoyed- Guardians of the Galaxy fpr instance, and Big Hero 6. Unfortunately, you get 16 or so hours of viewing pleasure from your average K-drama, and only about 2 from a movie.

If you’re thinking I sound obsessed with TV, I totally am. I don’t know if that is because of my obsession with writing, or if I have a problem and need to seek a 12 step program immediately. But TV really helps with my mood, and in a way I think it helps me cope with daily life. I would like to find a show to be obsessed with, and ponder, and write about, but lately I have nothing.


Memebox Unboxing and Review: Special #43 K-Style 3


NerdNoona Here!

I have another Memebox review for you guys! (I am sooo obsessed aren’t I)

A little about Memebox first!

Memebox is currently the #1 beauty box provider in Korea, and arrived here in the US and other countries just recently! There are a couple of different boxes: Memebox, Memebox Special Editions, Superbox and Luckybox. Boxes are shipped internationally but not all countries are included. Clickhere to see if your country is included. Memebox is not a continuous monthly service like Ipsy or Birchbox. New boxes are released  all the time with exciting themes! More information can be found at here! And now for a little bit about the different boxes.

  • Memebox:
    The original Memebox comes packed with 4 – 8 full-size products and deluxe samples. Boxes in each Memebox series always contain the same products, and contents vary from hair and body products, to skin-care and makeup products.
  • Memebox Special Edition:
    Memebox special edition comes packaged with 4-8 full-size products and deluxe samples under its own theme. Memebox special edition is designed to meet various concerns, beauty trends, and also seasonal needs.
  • Superbox:
    Superbox was inspired by our Memebox lovers, looking for full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with its own theme, designed to target particular concerns, or collaboration with our favorite brands!
  • Luckybox:
    We created Luckybox to give everyone a different and unique box full of our favorite products for you to feel like the luckiest person in the world! Every Luckybox is unique and is filled with 4 – 8 full sized products and deluxe samples carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products

Now lets get into this Review!

Lights, camera, action! From youthful and innocent girl-next-door looks to glamorous and badass beauty looks, KPOP idols rock the hottest, most up-to-date beauty trends in all of Korea.Take these glam and glitz KPOP idol looks from on-stage to on-the-street and add some spice to your look!Thanks to this 3rd K-Style Cosmetics Box, your makeup look spectrum will range from soft and neutral to flashy and bold looks. Take beauty advice from your favorite KPOP idols and steal the spotlight!

Lets take a little peak at these goodies!


1. Tonymoly 7 Days Tattoo Eyebrow 02 Dark Brown [Full Sized $8]

This stuff is good but it doesn’t really last seven days on me. It is a beautiful color that matches my hair perfectly. It makes my brows look very natural and hair like. The tip is quite flexible and fluid. This product is kinda meh for me but I do like the color. It just makes promises it doesn’t keep.

2. Style Y Color Fit Creamy Lip & Cheek 02 Smoothie Pink [Full Sized $13]

I like this product but only for my cheeks. It gives such a natural flush to my cheeks and makes a nice glow. On my lips it feels a bit dry and flaky. The smell is quite pleasant and not bothering to the nose. I enjoy this product and I don’t see myself running out of it soon.

3. Vella Flower Flower B.B [Full Sized $26]

Holy Coverage Batman! This is one of the best BB creams I have ever tried! I am in love with the feel on my skin! I cannot rave about this enough. It matches my NC 15 skin perfectly and gives me a nice glow. I use it with one of the last products I’ll talk about to give me a beautiful base.

4. Color World Jewelish Stick Shadow 07 Starship Violet [Full Sized $13]

This is a fun product! It has a great texture that glides on the lids. I would have rather have gotten the green shade though. The purple is lost on my blue eyes. This is an easy product to use when you are in a hurry.

5. Style Y Soft Fit Mix & Match Pencil and Powder Shadow 02 Borwn Liner & Peach Tip [Full Sized $9]

I love this product but I do not like the shadow side applicator. The shades are beautiful and they are an easy go to product when I am in a rush. The sponge tip applicator hurts the soft skin near my tear ducts. The shades are very complementary to my coloring and eye shades so I see myself using this up fast.

6. Secret Kiss Face Fit Strobe Cream [Full Sized $11]

This is my absolute favortie product in this box. This is a stop on dupe for MAC’s Strobe cream. The price point is amazing and the product is amazing. I use this daily with the BB cream that I also received. I have never gotten so many compliments on my skin. I am in love with this product! I will purchase this over and over and over again!

Total Box Value:$80

Overall Thoughts:

For one things, all the products were full sized which is amazing. All these products I can see myself using every single day. This is the first makeup centered box I have gotten. Lets just say I’m hooked!

If you plan on doing a Memebox or Memeshop Haul soon, I have a coupon for $5 off $30 or more! Use F1X34Y at checkout!

Leave comments for me!

Until Next Time!

NerdNoona ❤


PS: Why can’t I be that cute?!

*This box was provided by Memebox for Reviewing Purposes. But I promise you that all my opinions expressed are indeed my own!