Ying and I just had a funny evening. We were going to dinner in Koreatown, but stopped at a Shiseido store so she could get a Christmas present for her mom. The lady working there was extremely nice, though her English was limited and we obviously couldn’t speak to her in Korean. She helped Ying find a gift for her mom, and she wrapped it quite nicely in silver paper with a bow. Then, when I expressed interest in a pair of eyeshadows, she sat me down and basically did a total makeover on my face. She trimmed my eyebrows, made up my eyes, glossed my lips and did many other things. She also patted rich face cream all over me, noticing my skin was a bit dry. I felt very pampered. Then she looked at Ying and tsked about her eyebrows also, and trimmed them too. She also loaded us down with many MANY skincare samples before we left. She seemed horrified that we were going out to dinner and didn’t have any makeup on. We were very amused, though we also enjoyed all the attention. The lady gave us way more time and interest than the average department-store makeup lady, and we liked her.

Then we went and ate Korean pancakes and grilled rice cakes on skewers. It was fun.


The shadow compact I ended up getting.


Unfortunately, I can’t seem to get a decent photo of my made-up face in this nighttime light, and I’m too tired to try harder, so this is all you get. It’s much more makeup than I normally wear, this is for sure!

And now to wash all this off, do a lot of work, then get to bed!

[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at satsumabug.livejournal.com.]