Monday, December 3, 2018

Singer Spotlight: Hui (of Pentagon)


I'd like to start a new series on the blog, called Singer Spotlight. The purpose of this series is to draw attention to talented yet underrated artists - the first of which is Hui (pronounced Hwee) from the Korean boyband, PENTAGON (also abbreviated as PTG).

Hui is the leader of the band PENTAGON, which debuted on October 10, 2016. Although this group is still relatively new in the Kpop/Idol industry, they are a force to be reckoned with.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Hui (Lee Hwi-taek)  was born on August 28, 1993, in Gwacheon, South Korea. In addition to being the leader of PENTAGON, he is one of two main vocalists (the other being Jo Jinho) and lead dancer of the group, under Cube Entertainment.  He was also part of a subunit called Triple H with former member E'Dawn (Kim Hyojong) and solo artist, HyunA.

ARTIST ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Hui is a man of many talents - singer, dancer, lyricist, composer, and music producer. He produced the following songs: Never (for Produce 101 Season 2), Energetic (Wanna One's debut song), and wrote Like Paradise (for artist Kriesha Chu). All three songs have become massively popular hits on Korean music charts.

He has also produced and written songs for his own group, including: You Are, Organic Song, Thank You, When I Was in Love, Like This, Runaway, Shine, and Naughty Boy.

Further, he has contributed to Korean drama OSTs (Original Soundtracks) including:
Who Am I (Bad Guys: City of Evil OST Part 1)
Maybe (About Time OST Part 3)

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES
Earlier this year, Hui participated in a Korean music show called Breakers. Breakers is a competition where singer-songwriters compete by performing their self-composed songs live. He composed several songs for the competition as listed:

Navigation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Oz5NGSSZzw
Bodyguard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJLSw-4Re4E
Swim Good (ft Somin of KARD) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs-AEYAG3L0
For You - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9za4YPSOY0

Please check out these incredible performances!

Next up on this series is Jo Jinho (of Pentagon). As always, thank you for reading.



Wednesday, November 21, 2018

November Playlist

Hello! I present to you the penultimate playlist for Monthly Music Favourites 2018.

KOREAN
Beautiful - Pentagon
Missing You - BTOB
BBIBBI - IU

ENGLISH 
Lullaby (English version) - Got7
Give Me A Chance - Lay Zhang
Lay U Down - Lay Zhang

CHINESE
Namanana (Chinese version) - Lay Zhang
Give Me A Chance (Chinese version) - Lay Zhang
Mapo Tofu (Chinese version) - Lay Zhang


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

PRODUCT REVIEW: Essie Matte About You Topcoat

I've always been into doing my nails, and especially the look of matte nails. After seeing many matte nail posts on Instagram and elsewhere online, I knew I had to try it.

Last week, I bought a matte topcoat from Essie called "Matte About You." At the time, I was wearing Essie's Less is Aura, from the Winter 2017 collection. Excited to see how my manicure would look, I immediately applied the topcoat on to my nails. The result was a beautifully smooth matte finish!

Essie Less is Aura + Matte About You topcoat
















Ladies, what are your thoughts? Do you prefer matte nails or glossy nails? Leave them in the comments below!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

October Playlist


Hello everyone! I hope you're all having a great start to the week. Here are my favorite songs for the month of October.


ENGLISH
Over Getting Over You - Johann Beach
Say Love - James TW
Comin Home - City & Colour
Skyfall - Adele


KOREAN
When It Rains in Night - Pentagon
Runaway - Pentagon
Gorilla - Pentagon
Missing You - BTOB
Don't Wanna Cry - Seventeen

CHINESE
Kiss Goodbye - Leehom Wang
Lullaby (Chinese version) - Got7
Love U U - JJ Lin

Friday, October 19, 2018

PRODUCT REVIEW: E.L.F. Velvet Matte Lipstick - Blushing Brown

I recently did a massive cleanout of beauty products in preparation for the upcoming Winter season. There were a few lipsticks that I wanted to hold on to, however they were past their expiration date.

I picked up e.l.f.'s Velvet Matte Lipstick yesterday in the shade Blushing Brown. Upon initial application, I felt it was a little too brown, but as I wore it for a longer period of time, it grew on me. 

The shade compliments my natural lip color, and is also on-trend. 


Here is the lipstick: 

#82671 - Blushing Brown 
Swatch with natural lighting 

What lipstick/lipliner shades do you wear for Fall/Winter? Please leave them down in the comments below!




Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fall/Winter Nail Polishes

Now that we're approaching Fall/Winter, we've slowly been pulling out our sweaters, jackets, and scarves out to welcome the new seasons. We've also been busy rearranging our closets/wardrobes to fit the seasons.

I like to do the same with my nail polishes. In the summer, I would sport pastels and corals. Since the weather is getting colder, I like to wear muted, neutral colours - both in clothes and nail polishes. Here are my favourites for Fall/Winter.

1. Bare With Me - Essie 

This muted pink is the perfect transitional shade from Summer to Fall. It is also complementary with all skin colours and tones - which means it looks good on everyone!

2. Wild Nude - Essie

This beautiful grey-ish purple shade is perfect for Fall/Winter. It goes with any outfit. 

3. Less is Aura - Essie

Upon application, this polish was SMOOTH. It's a lovely brick red or as some call it, terracotta colour.

4. Superstar - Michael Kors

Last but not least is this rich, copper shade from Michael Kors. Upon application, it is buttery smooth. Since it has a wider brush, it makes application easy and flawless.


What are your favourite nail polish shades for Fall/Winter? Please leave them down in the comments below!



Sunday, September 23, 2018

September Playlist

ENGLISH
11:11 - Jae Jin
Through It All - Charlie Puth
Moonlight - Will Pan ft Tia Ray

CHINESE
Always Online - JJ Lin
Hostage - A-Mei
A Little Happiness - Hebe Tian

KOREAN
Naughty Boy - Pentagon
Lullaby - Got7
Thanks - Seventeen
One Last Call - Grazy Grace ft Sam



Singer Spotlight: Hui (of Pentagon)

I'd like to start a new series on the blog, called Singer Spotlight. The purpose of this series is to draw attention to talented yet un...