All posts filed under: Get Up & Go Girl

SEXUAL ASSAULT: SHE’S NEVER “ASKING FOR IT”

Sexual assault must never be tolerated. Period. Any form of inappropriate touching without consent is not ok, even if it’s a person you know or consider a friend. Saying “no” doesn’t have to turn into a fight, it’s not a debate or up for discussion. No means no. Unfortunately, the word no is sometimes not taken seriously and because of this I (and millions of other men/women) have been grabbed, groped, pushed, forced, pressured, hurt.. the list goes on. The way I dealt with sexual assault was I suppressed. If I didn’t talk about it, it never happened. But it did. It has happened to me and it wasn’t until my most recent encounter that I went over the edge. Enough is enough. I came home from work, pressed record, and made the below video. Nervous to hit the publish button, I didn’t know how it would be received. Will I be judged? Not understood? Am I relieving too much information? Then I thought of the millions of men and women who are also victims of sexual assault and …

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

My stay on Magnetic Island was definitely a high-energy adventure but as a city girl (always have been, always will be), I missed the vibe of bright lights and bustling streets. For my final couple days in Australia, I ventured to the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities: SYDNEY! I regrettably stayed at a hostel called Kings Cross Backpackers. I should have done my research before booking.. rookie mistake. I was unaware that I was staying in the heart of the red light district. Oy vey. Honestly, it wasn’ t the WORST hostel in the world but there were, at times, young 20-somethings recklessly running around the hallways with bottles of vodka in hand, shouting gibberish at the tops of their lungs. I definitely should have spent the extra money on a hotel or Airbnb. Awell, you live and you learn. On my first morning in the city I woke up extra early, mostly because I wanted to spend as little time at the hostel as possible. First order of business was to make …

THE CURE FOR LONELINESS

Hello all! I’ve been M.I.A for nearly a month. Perhaps it’s because the summer season arrived and my body was like, “get outside and give the internet a rest for a bit.” Whether the humidity has gotten to me or not, I haven’t been feeling motivated, and understanding how I felt and what I could do to help myself was (and still is) a rocky road. So, I unplugged. Looking back, I think that was the right thing to do. Sometimes we need time to nurture our bodies and take care of our souls, and we can’t authentically do that with an audience watching. When I knew the funk was lingering a little too long, I forced myself to grab my camera and express how I was feeling though my latest video on Get Up & Go Girl. It’s a different style than what I usually do but I hope you like it.

THE KOREAN BEAUTY SECRET FOR DEWY SKIN

Korean women are notorious for having perfectly radiant skin. Are they hiding a cupboard full of holy grail beauty products? Good genes? Vitamins? Diet? As a skincare fanatic, I needed to know how to achieve their level of luminosity. If you have dry skin, like myself, you know how hard it is to make your skin (in the words of Bad Gal RiRi) shine bright like a diamond. In my latest video on Get Up & Go Girl I think I’ve nailed the solution for supple, envy-inducing skin. If you’ve never heard of Neogen, they’re a Korean skincare company making waves in the beauty industry and their latest launch, Code 9 Gold Black Caviar Essence & Gold Tox Tightening Pack Kit ($48) is the glimmering golden ticket for the natural glow-from-within. Want to know the power of this essence? Benefits of gold flakes (so bougie)? How to properly apply the product? Check it all out in the video below!

MY EXPERIENCE: MICROBLADED EYEBROWS

I let someone tattoo my face. And it was the best decision I’ve ever made. Having your eyebrows microbladed (semi-permanent tattoo) is a SUPER popular procedure in South Korea. Some of us (like myself) are not blessed with beautiful, symmetrical brows. Mine are naturally thin and sparse and I’ve always been a little self-conscious about them. Waking up with brows already on fleek, as the kids would say, is a total game-changer. I don’t have to spend 10 minutes in the morning trying to match my left brow to the right, which was honestly a daily struggle. In my latest video on Get Up & Go Girl, I show you the ENTIRE process. From the consultation, the procedure, all the way to a one month update. This post was created for EPIK e-Press.

BIRTH CONTROL: MY IUD EXPERIENCE

It’s time for some real talk. Birth control is a personal subject but as women, we need to support, educate, and have conversations about our options. In my latest video on Get Up & Go Girl, I open up to you about my experience of getting an IUD (intrauterine device). Never heard about this alien contraption before? Don’t worry, a lot of women haven’t. Heck, I only discovered it a couple of years ago through a friend and was shocked when I found out almost 160 million women around the world use it. If you have any questions, talk with your doctor or gynecologist because they’re the experts! I’m just the girl who has been through it, and wanted to share with you my experience.

KOREAN BEAUTY: PEEL-OFF LIP TINT

You know the colour of your lips after you finished eating a cherry red popsicle? The stain is not perfect, it’s faded on the outside and it’s even a little patchy, but you’re kinda into it. If you ever wanted that wash of red to stay, you’re in luck with A’PIEU’s Harutatoo peel-off lip tint in RD01. Watch as I peel-off my lips and experiment with this k-beauty innovation in my latest video on Get Up & Go Girl.

SPRING STYLE LOOKBOOK 2017

Spring is exactly one month away but I thought I’d get ahead of the game (for once) and share a style lookbook for the upcoming season on Get Up & Go Girl. The three outfits I put together were inspired by Spring/Summer 2017 fashion week trends, intermingled with my own style. Three items to shop for this Spring: Stripes: Vertical, horizontal, or both at once. Ruffled one-shoulder tops: Cute to pair with a pencil skirt, high-waisted jeans, or a jumpsuit like I did. Trench coats: A staple more than a trend. A trench is a classic piece, especially for keeping you dry during spring showers. Also, thank you for the 100 subscribers on this channel. I love and appreciate all views, likes, and comments. *MUAH*

JANUARY FAVOURITES 2017

My hair is officially purple. It was a spontaneous decision that happened last week when my cousin Melissa asked, “can I dye your hair a funky colour?” No convincing was needed. #yolo See my hair and all its glory in my latest video on Get Up & Go Girl where I round up my beauty (skincare, skincare, skincare), fashion, travel, music, and movie favs from the month of January.

WHAT’S IN MY CARRY-ON & TRAVEL BAG

As you read this I am currently in Chaing Mai, Thailand. Probably cuddling with an elephant with reminisce of mango sticky rice on my face. LIVING THE DREAM! In my latest video on Get Up & Go Girl, I show you what I lug around in my carry-on & travel bag. Lip balm, scarf, and a good book are among my travel essentials. How about you? What’s ONE thing you NEED on an airplane? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @GetUp_GoGirl!

GET READY WITH ME: BROTHERS DO MY VOICEOVER

“HER EYEBROWS AREN’T EVEN REAL!” Do you want to be entertained and giggle for the next 7 minutes? Then the video below is for you. 😉 I do my make-up and my brothers give their hilarious two-cent commentary. Make-up voiceover videos have been trending on YouTube and I decided to create one for Get Up & Go Girl. Half of the time my brothers are making fun of my square eyebrows and big nose (JERKS!) but it’s all in good fun, plus I’m used to it. You go through a fair share of harassment when you grow up with bros. Below is another video! Woo! So much entertainment for your eyeballs! Last week I went to a basketball game, won a pizza, had a photobooth sesh, and I MIGHT BE MOVING?! Yeah, we need to catch up so, grab a snack and watch my latest vlog below. Also, I hope you are all having an amazing holiday season! The new year is approaching, do you have any resolutions?

GET READY WITH ME FT. MISSHA RADIANCE MAKE-UP BASE

It’s 10:30PM on a Sunday and I have a full week of teaching ahead of me so I’m going to try and keep this post short and sweet. I filmed a GRWM video on Get Up & Go Girl and used MISSHA’s Radiance Make-Up Base in 01. Green. Why did I slather green liquid all over my face? I explain why in the video below. I’m going to add a little life update into this post as well. Last weekend I went to Moo Moo’s which is a vegan burger join in Nampo. I had a soy meat burger, fries (I pronounced it PRENCHY PRIES to the cashier because, Konglish..), and a banana apple green smoothie. Vegan food is next to impossible to find in SoKo so discovering this was a gem. Exciting news! The results came in for the EPIK video contests I entered last month. I won the Gold Prize for MY EPIK LIFE and Silver Prize for my CO-TEACHING IN SOUTH KOREA. As I said on Instagram, creating videos is a hobby and I quickly …