5 YouTubers You Need to Check Out!

JunCurryAhn

#1: JunCurryAhn

When it comes to music and kpop, you definitely cannot miss out on this YouTuber! JunCurryAhn, (real name: Jun Sung Ahn) is a talented violinist and popular YouTuber who definitely proves his love for music. Not only does he make covers by playing the violin, but he dances too! Having released a couple dance covers of trending songs, he sure does not fail to impress his fans & viewers as well! Jun also recently attended KCON NY that was held from June 24th-25th 2016, as one of the panelists AND also took the stage during Day 2 at KCON. Jun will also be attending KCON LA later this month, so be sure to say hi to him when you see him!

He also has many social media accounts (or SNS if you would like to call it thatㅋㅋㅋ) that you can follow!

Instagram: @juncurryahn

Snapchat: @juncurryahn

Twitter: @juncurryahn

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JuNCurryAhn

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JuNCurryAhn

Check out some of his covers below!

 

JRE

#2: J.R.E

Known as the reaction king amongst many people, J.R.E is a YouTuber who puts out reaction videos of kpop MVs that are newly released. With his down-to-earth like personality and hilarious reactions, viewers can’t get enough of J.R.E! If you watch his videos, you’ll know what I’m talking about. You can see him “body rolling” in many videos and many have now dubbed him as the “body roll king” ㅋㅋㅋㅋ J.R.E also recently attended KCON NY, that was held on June 24th-25th and he will be attending KCON LA as well!

Here are his SNS accounts!

Instagram: @justrandomeveryday

Snapchat: @itzjre

Twitter: @itsJRE

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jre2thekml/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JREKML1/videos

 

Kenny

#3: KeNNyBoySlay:

Another popular YouTuber and a good friend of J.R.E, Kenny (a.k.a KeNNyBoySlay) also does reaction videos and vlogs! Not only are his reactions and vlogs worth watching, but every fan out there will understand when he fanboys, cause who won’t freak when their sunbaes notices them?! Kenny also attended KCON NY as a panelist, sharing his thoughts and love for Kpop!

Instagram: @kennyboyslay

Snapchat: @HiKeNNyAKM

Twitter: @KeNNyBoySlay

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AlPhaKeNNyMaNn/videos

 

Jen

#4: Meejmuse

One of the most loved beauty gurus on YouTube is Meejmuse!! This Aussie-Korean currently resides in Korea with her husband, William, and frequently shares her beauty videos on the latest news of Korean beauty, styles, make up, game challenges and more! With her bubbly and cute personality, captivating the viewers as she demonstrates easy beauty tutorials, and shares many Korean lifestyle videos, she’s definitely one of the YouTubers you want to check out!

P.S: She has adorable pets and will be joining the KCON LA beauty panel!

Instagram: @meejmuse

Snapchat: @meejmusereal

Twitter: @meejmuse

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/meejmuse

Official Blog: http://www.meejmuse.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/meejmuse/videos

 

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#5: Margarita

20-year old, Margarita Letitchevski is a talented individual who shares her passion for singing and the Korean culture. On her YouTube channel, she mainly posts “Weekly Korean” videos, teaching from the basics, to the everyday usage of Korean words and conversations! Not only will you find the “Weekly Korean” videos, but you’ll also see some of her covers that she remakes! We also did an exclusive interview with her a while back (which you can check out here) and she’s also known as the winner of TAEYANG’s “EYES, NOSE, LIPS” Cover contest back in 2014!

You can check out her social media pages below if you want to know more of the Korean culture & language!

Official website: http://www.fromyoutubetokorea.com/#!my-story-/godkj

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DAenvgiell6/videos

Instagram: @mangorrita

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mangorrrita

Twitter: @Mangorrita

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MargaritaLetitchevski

 

[KCON2016] KCON Reveals More Information on the Conventions!

Great news for all KCONers! New updates on the conventions have been revealed!

On the 16th of June 2016, KCON USA revealed on their official Twitter account some news and updates on both KCON NY and KCON LA conventions.

Important for both KCON’s! You will need to register for the convention if you want to attend and get your fan engagement passes and goody bags! If you do not register you will not be able to get your fan engagement passes!

For more information, keep reading about both conventions:


KCON NY – Convention Information

Guess what?! KCON NY’s convention is…… FREE!!! Yes yes! Free! $0! Isn’t that great? More money for your to spend on at all the booths and food there!

More great news for New York and East coast KCONers, the KLUB KCON is making its way for the first time in NY! KLUB KCON is a dance party that will take place from 4PM to 8PM on Thursday the 23rd with two Kpop DJ’s ready to play some awesome Kpop music. KCON also prepared a mystery idol lineup to attend this party so make sure to get your tickets when you register for the convention! Tickets cost $25!

At the convention there are meet and greets with the Youtubers J.R.E and KennyBoySlay, workshops, panels, K-Dramas, food, makeup tips, fansigns and the list goes on and on (haha VIXX reference)! You can check the full schedule for KCON NY here!

You can also check out the full lineup of artists, Youtubers, etc… that are attending KCON NY here!


KCON LA – Convention Information

Ok so, one bad thing for LA KCONers is that unfortunetely you will have to pay to attend the LA convention. One day convention pass will be $10 and a three day convention pass $25.

The good thing is that KCON LA’s convention will have an exclusive Flower Boy Cafe! Isn’t that great? It’s win-win!

The registration date to start buying convention and flower boy cafe tickets will be July 1st.

To know more about the schedule, full lineup and special guests you will have to wait a little bit more. In the mean time, KCON confirmed that there will be lots of workshops, food, Youtuber panels, beauty workshops, drama panels and ton of booths!


Stay tuned for more updates about KCON soon!

[Official Review] Bebe Lip Mask

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We are here again with another cosmetic review from your one and only Sweet Sweet Kpop. Today we are reviewing the Bebe Lip Mask. I know you are probably going…What??

Yes, you heard right, Korea is known for its interesting, yet amazing cosmetic products. Let’s get started!

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Ever had chapped lips? Dose the cold winter dry your lips out? Well, the Bebe Mask is made to moisturize dry lips in 10-20 minutes after putting the mask on. The lip mask is $2.50 USD and can be purchased at any local FACESHOP store near you or on their official website.

The Bebe Mask is two gel like strips that are shaped like your upper and lower lip. When you place them on your your lips it will feel like gel hugging your lips. It also has a bit of a stinging feeling when you let it sit for a few minutes. If you’ve ever put carmax on your lips you know what I’m talking about.

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After a few minutes the mask will dry out or start to fall off if you are standing up.

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Does it work? Well, for $2.50 USD it’s an okay product. My lips did soften up a bit, so the product is decent if you are in a rush to get soft lips.

Would you recommend it? Yes, it is definitely worth a try! 

Have you ever tried this product? If so, please tell us how you feel about it.

[Official Review] THE FACESHOP Chia Seed Mist

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Hey sweeties and welcome to the first ever THE FACESHOP review. Today we will be reviewing the Chia seed Mist. Korea is known for their amazing, yet weird products that will make you go crazy.
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Now let’s get right on to the review!~ So, first off this product is for mixed skin types, meaning, that you have either oily or dry skin. I am a cosmetics lover, so I tend to keep my face ( Or try to ^^) looking nice.
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The Chia seed mist is about $15.00 USD, but some are about $18.90 USD online. This one I bought at my local FACESHOP store. You can purchase this item either online or at your local store. I suggest checking at the store if you can because they have a lot of sales going on.

If you are not one of those girls that loves to get all dollied up, then the Chia seed mist is perfect for you. You put the spray on 1 or 2 times after washing you face in the morning; It helps refresh your face and helps cleanse it as well.
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How does it feel? It’s very light on your face and will leave a light refreshing smell on your face as well. Chia Seed Mist and most other Chia products are water based so it’s very light on you face and doesn’t leave an oily residue.
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Is it worth it? Yes it is, because it not only helps refresh your face, but after 2 to 4 days you will feel and feel the difference in your complexion. Just like whitening creams, the Chia Seed Mist cleans up your face and evens out your face tone; It will make you shine!

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All in all this product is good for those of you getting ready for the spring and summer days to come!

You can learn more about this product here.

Your Korean beauty guide with Erica Kim

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This is our first cosmetic article on the blog!!!

For our first cosmetic article, I thought it would be fun to interview one of my Korean friends and ask her what kind of Korean cosmetics she uses and why she likes them. I really hope it will help some people choose their Korean cosmetics.

Erica Kim, 18 years old, grew up in Gangnam, just south of Seoul in Korea. She moved near Boston two and a half years ago and is now living and studying in the United States. She’s a huge fan of BIGBANG and loves Super Junior. She is a big fan of road shop products and she’s still using them here, in America.


Korean Road Shops

Korean road shop cosmetics stores have a lot of varieties you can choose and I love how they have super cute designs. It’s not even that expensive and many students can afford to buy cosmetics. So if you go to Gangnam station, tons of road shop cosmetic brands will welcome you. They give out free samples and sometimes they have a huge bargain like 50% off for membership. I remember I used to make a bucket list before the bargain day and I would go to Gangnam to buy everything I wanted. I know a lot of Chinese tourists love Innisfree and they literally buy the whole store’s shelves *jokes*. That’s how popular it is.

Now you know where to go next time you visit Seoul. She also added,

It’s hard for me to keep up with Korean products nowadays, so I have to buy stuff from Sephora.

For people that do not know what a “Road Shop cosmetics stores” is, she defined it as:

All these cosmetic shops on the street like Etude, Innisfree, Nature Republic, TonyMoly, Skin Food, The Face Shop…. It’s less expensive there, than in department stores.

Now, let’s get to what kind of makeup and brand she uses for her daily makeup.


What kind of cosmetics do you use for your daily makeup?

Lotions and toners I use Innisfree and I also use Innisfree for makeup base. For lip tints, I like Etude House.

Because she uses an American brand for mascara and eyeliner, I asked her to recommend us a Korean brand that she would use for these items. She answered that for both she would use TonyMoly. She said she was also planning on getting TonyMoly cosmetics for her eyebrow.

A recap of what she uses or would use:

Mascara – TonyMoly

EyeLiner – TonyMoly

Eyebrow – TonyMoly

Lips – Etude House

Foundation – Innisfree


Her recommendations

  • For lips

I would recommend Etude for lips, obviously, because they have a lot of different kind and they have a really cute designs.

  • Lotions and Skin Toner

Innisfree is more of like lotion, skin toner and foundation because they really have a lot of colors and skin types. It’s really good, but it’s kind of expensive.

  • For cheap products

If you want to find cheap products, I would recommend Etude or Nature Republic.


Websites where you can buy Korean cosmetics

Newtle – They have a reward program with points and shipping is free everywhere in the world!

If you have an account on Kpopmart or Kpoptown you can check their cosmetic section and maybe use the points you have to get discounts. They often have promotions on their cosmetic articles.

Yesstyle (cosmetic section) – They have a huge variety of cosmetics and some are very cheap.

You can also check the official websites of Innisfree, TonyMoly, Nature Republic, Etude House, The Face Shop and others….

You can also try the K-Beauty boxes of MemeKorea Box and Birchbox. These boxes are monthly box coming with 5-8 different kind/brand of cosmetics.


Hope you enjoyed this article!