Imperfection for perfection

So, yesterday Bangladeshi media went nuts with the divorce news of one celebrity couple. They both were pretty famous, and a big portion of this generation has had a crush on them. They were the example of an ideal couple to this generation and now as they are separating, everyone is making a fuss about if there’s actually any example of ‘perfect relation’ out there. From yesterday, I am reading facebook posts, where most people expressed their frustration about this news, and almost every one of them concluded that ‘so no relation is perfect’!

And I am like, seriously? What struck me even more is, everyone talks about a perfect relationship! To be honest, I never heard anything more gross than a perfect relationship! Not only a relationship, there’s no beauty in any ‘perfect’ thing. You can value perfection only in the presence of imperfection. I was even telling to my husband that, ‘you know why the moments we makeup becomes wonderful after a fight? because we had a FIGHT!’ If that didn’t even happen, there will be no MAKEUP moment. I wouldn’t even realize how much I love being with him if there’s no pause in being in love.

Perfection is gross and boring!   And people can’t bear being bored. You know, we often heard how people gets sea sickness and bored while ship traveling on sea? I strongly believe those people gets bored by the endless sea. Sea is the most beautiful creation of almighty, but for a day or two, you may enjoy that. Because you’ve never been on a cruising ship, never been in the middle of a sea before. But after three days you will realize there’s nothing exceptional about sea. You’ve already seen what you need to see in two days. And now, it’s just boring! The endless water waves are so perfect, so beautiful, yet they are nothing to you. Their perfection making them even more boring, right? If you are unfortunately fortunate may be you get to see the dark side of the sea, when there’s a storm. And even in danger you will enjoy that anyways because you never saw something so terrible yet so beautiful! Human mind enjoy darkness. For a simple example, even in the simple argument most people will love to win even with the dirtiest way. So, even when that storm is terrible, even when you are afraid about your life, somehow and somewhere inside your mind you will enjoy it.  And after a storm you may feel the sea is not that boring always, but to realize ‘that’ you have to face a ‘storm’.

Human mind can’t take perfection. There’s a dark side of everything in their world. There’s day after night, positive in negative, good in bad, by born mankind is accustomed to versatility. To impress them, you have to present the two sides of everything. They crave perfection, yet they do not want it all. You introduce them perfection with imperfection  and now they will take all of it!

There’s no beauty in light without dark, there’s no perfection in ‘flawlessness’. Imperfection is what makes perfection, ‘perfect’.

-Munira Chowdhury, 21/07/17

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Geoje Island

Though it’s been quite a while since I visited this place Geoje island, but writing anything about it just never happened. We actually visited at a friends’ house there. Sadly they are leaving Korea, and moving back to Singapore. Two days ago, while meeting them for the last time reminded of the fact that I never really wrote anything about the nice time I had there. So, here I am writing finally! If you want to know about Geoje Island and which places to visit there, please continue reading!

Geojedo or Geoje Island situated at the southern part of Korea, is the second largest island in Korea after Jeju or jejudo. I guess you understand that do is the Korean word for island. Geoje is known as Blue city of Korea, probably because of all the sea sides and an island in the middle. There was a time when people had to cross by ferry to go to Geoje Island  but luckily from December 2010,  Busan-Geoje Fixed Link is opened and provides a more direct connection to the city of Busan.

Geojedo Island is historically a significant place. Memorial services are held annually in memory of General Lee Sun-Shin at the Okpodaecheop (war) Memorial Park, built in memory of the battle of Okpo(1592.5.7 – 5.8). Geojedo Island also had the biggest prisoner-of-war camp during the Korean War, and the camp has been restored as a historical relics site.

 

POW camp was the first place we went. Our friend had a car, so transportation or how to get there was not a big deal for us. But when you go to a new city in Korea, you will often see small tourism office near bus station or train station. Just pick a map from there, and go find your place! Also, if you ask any person in that office for direction, they would surely help you out! Anyways, in POW camp they tried to create a vision of what happened there with little sculptures, lighting, paintings. They even contain some of the remaining things from the war like tanks, planes etc.

Next, we went to Hakdong pebble beach and then to Windy hill. I don’t have much pictures of these two, cause I kinda got sick during these times. Sorry for that. 😥

Hakdong Mongdol Beach, made of pebbles called Mongdol, has camellias and fairy pits in spring, and comes alive as a beach resort in summer. Windy Hill is a hill covered in grass and overlooking the sea. A growing number visitors come to the place after it was used a filming site for popular Korean dramas such as Eve’s Garden (2003, SBS) and Merry- Go-Round (2004, MBC). The name “Windy Hill” was given by those who visited the island and became a fan. Walking toward the hill along the wooden promenade from the wharf, one can see Hakdong Village from a distance.

Both of this place is so peaceful! Beside the sea, full of natural beauty, and cool breezes, one of those places to enjoy with your loved ones! I just wish I wouldn’t get sick and enjoyed a little more then!

And the best for the last, Oedo Island!!

Oedo-Botania is a marine botanical garden located in Hallyeo Maritime National Park, which has a beautiful view of the crystal blue South Sea and surrounding landscape. It is 4 kilometers away from Geojedo Island. About 20 minutes by ship from Gujora Port, past Naedo Island lies the European-like Oedo Island. In 1969, Lee Chang-ho first came to this island to escape from the wind and waves as he was fishing. He and his wife created this breathtaking landscape with all the care for 30 years.

In April, the island is covered with a plethora of flowers. The Venus Garden displays twelve sculptures and a western-style garden. At Paradise Lounge, one can enjoy the sunshine and the sea while drinking beverages. Camellias and various kinds of rare flowers from all over the world can be found in Oedo. When coming down the ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ visitors can view the beautiful garden and the ocean in the background. Magnificent terrace landscaping line both sides of the stairway. Oedo Paradise Island is without a doubt, a true paradise.

Oedo island is the most beautiful garden I ever saw, and I want it to stay that way! The most amazing experience was crossing the sea with a boat! You will see endless beauty of sea and the sun is shining just above your head, and once again you will realize life is beautiful!  The boat driver was very generous, he allowed us to go and watch the sea closely from the deck. And that’s how we took these pictures. Just a suggestion here, visit with your partner and hold each others hands while standing on the deck, which is simultaneously safe and romantic, and of course because this beauty is even more beautiful when you have someone to share with. The place is a little crowded, and the boat comes at certain interval only, so make sure to keep tracks of time as well as take a whole tour of the place without spending much times on taking pictures or etc.

As I mentioned before, we went to a friends’ house, so we didn’t need to worry about accommodation, but if you are just a tourist, check Visit Korea site here: ( http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.jsp ), they have some lists of hotel for every place in Korea.

Hope you enjoyed the post! Let me know of your thoughts!

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Munira Chowdhury, 10/07/17

Review: Elizabeth Arden eye & lip beauty perfection 

So, yesterday my husband was coming back from a conference in Jeju, and he suddenly called me from airport. He was at a duty free shop then and asking if I want something. I was like, wow, really! Since when my husband became so concern about makeup and stuff! He was roaming around the shops and telling me all the available brands, and what I want from them. Hearing all the brands I kinda got confused and couldn’t decide what I need. So, I totally let him decide saying just pick some eyeshadow.

And guess what he chose! Yup, Elizabeth Arden Eye & Lip Beauty Perfection! To be honest, I never really used anything from that brand, so I was really excited this morning when I was using it for the first time. Here’s a look of the palette:

So, it is a combination of eye and lip palette. It contains 5 creamy eye shadows & 4 lip glosses. The colors are perfect for a nude makeup or nude look. The shades are creamy, so they are not like the regular eye shadow. But they come easily in the brush and also they are pigmented in a good way. So are the glosses. But as the eye shadows are creamy it may mess in your crease line few hours later, so I will suggest to set them with a tiny bit of translucent powder or shiny eye shadow. The total cost was 33$.

So, enough talking, let’s take a look what it actually looks when you use it!

Just as I mentioned, perfect for nude makeup^^

Let me know about your thoughts of the palette, whether you used it, or if you like it or not ^_^

Hope you enjoyed the post!

Munira Chowdhury, 07/07/17

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Let’s get social! 2 minutes read!

Hey guys! It’s been a long time we’ve met here, in our blogging world! So, I want to get social with you in other social networking site! Here’s the list and link of the social media I’m on, please follow me or like my page, and of course drop yours on the comment box, so I can do the same!!!!

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Munira Chowdhury, 05/07/2017

Red festive eye makeup tutorial

Hey there! I hope you all are doing great! So, last friday I made this tutorial of a red festive eyes and also with full coverage base makeup routine. After Eid period is the peak wedding seasons in Bangladesh, so I though of making a tutorial that would be helpful for this occasion. This look is most specially for suitable for mehendi night/ গায়ে হলুদ, but you can also use this look for other parties. ❤

So, here’s the list of the products used:

  • missha.official layer blurring long lasting primer
  • maxfactor ageless elixir
  • lacolor liquid makeup
  • tonymoly.official spoiler oil control powder
  • catrice all round concealer
  • missha.official perfect concealer
  • beautytreatsla 130 color palette
  • thefaceshop.official single eyeshadow
  • beautytreatsla strobing highlighter palette
  • missha.official sharp eyeliner
  • tonymoly.official lovely eyebrow pencil
  • tonymoly.official pikachu color mascara
  • tonymoly.official false lashes no 10
  • tonymoly.official perfect lips flat bar

I have to use most of the times, two foundations together. :/ Well, that’s what happens when you have brown skin. Another important thing is, I recently started using #Beauty_Treats_Strobing_Highlighter palette. This palette is literally a bomb! Cost me only 10,300 KW with shipping. The palette contains 6 highlighters in total, being three of each creamy and powdery. And I don’t use any fancy products, I am just a poor researcher in Korea, who can’t afford to buy international brands in Korea with those excessive vats. lol :p

And, here’s the tutorial link:

 

I recently bought a new camera, which really helped me with the resolution, but when I was editing this video, I didn’t know how to use zoom option in premiere pro. 😦 But I am getting better, I promise! I just posted a video on Sunday, and I swear the quality is much better this time.

I hope you would enjoy the tutorial! x x x

Munira Chowdhury, 05/07/17

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My Eid special makeup bundle: my youtube channel special

Hello everyone! I hope you all are okay! As you already know, I have a youtube channel now. And for Eid occasion, I posted some of special tutorials there. Though I shared the the first one here, but I due to research related pressure, I was not able to share the others. 😦 And I apologize for that 😦 Though the main Eid day is over, but it says the occasion of eid remains for 7 days, so I am hoping that I am not too late, and that they will help your makeup for the remaining 6 days!

Before starting, I just want you to give a reminder that, as I live in Korea, most of the products I used or mentioned here on my blog, or on my youtube tutorials are Korean. But I am sure you will be able to find similar one in other brands.

I am starting with the second one which is a Glitter half cut crease eye makeup with the trick of changing the foundation tone with a yellow food color.

This will be helpful for girls who have yellow undertone and can’t find a proper shade of foundation in Korea, as Korean foundations are too bright. Specially, women from South Asia. Though I didn’t show the base makeup part here, please check my other videos for that! And here’s the list of the products used:

Foundation: Missha m radiance foundation
Food color: Yellow food color from Bread Garden

Eye makeup:

Pony memebox easy shine glam 2
Beauty Treats 130 color palette
Faceshop single eyeshadow
Missha sharp eyeliner
Tonymoly pikachu color mascara
Tonymoly lashes
Tonymoly gel eyeliner

Next one is a Red-Golden smoky eye, with full coverage base makeup routine.

 

Well, this is kinda heavy makeup, compared to the others! So, this is specially suitable for wedding parties, that we are invited to, after Eid. I think I never mentioned, but after Eid period is the wedding season for most of the parts of South Asia. As most of the weddings are very colorful there, I hope it would be very helpful for them. 🙂 List of the products used are given below:

Missha.official layer blurring pore cover primer
Lagirlcosmetics hd concealer
Etude_official double lasting foundation
Missha.official perfect concealer
Bennyemakeup banana powder
Tonymoly.official lovely eyebrows pencil
Tonymoly.official cheektone contour duo
Tonymoly.official cheektone powder
Its skin babyface highlighter
Thefaceshop.official single eyeshadow
Missha.official triple eyeshadow
Lagirlcosmetics smoky collection
Club.clio oeripera wholly deep jewel pot
Tonymoly.official gel eyeliner
Tonymoly.official pikachu color mascara
Tonymoly.official eyelashes
Tonymoly.official flat lip bar

Now the last one! This is requested by two of my best friends, who are new to makeup. So, they requested a beginner makeup tutorial from me.

 

So, this is eid special tutorials for eid. I tried to explain each of the makeup steps of my makeup here. But if there’s anything you do not understand, please ask me, I’m always here to answer. 🙂

Products used are:

Etude house fix and fix primer
Etude house double lasting foundation
Missha perfect concealer
Catrice all round concealer
Ben nye luxury powder
Tonymoly lovely eyebrow pencil
Missha color beam shader
Tonymoly cheektone powder
Beauty treats strobing highlighter palette
Beauty treats 130 color palette
Missha sharp eyeliner
Missha 4d mascara
Tonymoly lashes no 08
Technic lip liner
Coibana nasnon lipstick

So, that was all from my eid makeup bundle. I hope you would enjoy the tutorial. And please, please, please like my tutorials and subscribe to my channel! ❤

Munira Chowdhury, 26/06/17

 

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Dramatic eyeliner tutorial: Eid 2017 special

Well, not most of us gets enough time for a lengthy eid special eye makeup and etc., because on a eid day most of the houses become full with guests. Specially, when you live in a muslim country, things get a lot difficult. The women of the house have to make all the delicious dishes for the family and guests, they have to clean the house and stuff, also they need to look after the kids and elderly of the family. So, little time they do get, to get ready or doing makeup. So, thinking about that, I made this tutorial, specially for those busy lady of the family, a quick, easy and classy look.

Here’s the final look!

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Well, more like a double eyeliner, with a twist at inner corner. 😀 Here’s the list of the products used:

  1. Missha layer blurring pore cover primer
  2. L A Girl hd concealer
  3. Etude house double lasting foundation
  4. Catrice all round concealer
  5. Missha perfect concealer
  6. Ben nye luxury powder
  7. Tonymoly lovely eyebrow pencil
  8. Nature republic stick highlighter
  9. Tony moly cheektone contour duo
  10. Tony moly cheektone powder
  11. Tony moly cheektone highlighter
  12. Coibana nanson lipstick
  13. Club clio peripera wholly deep jewel pot
  14. Missha sharp eyeliner
  15. Tony moly gel eyeliner
  16. Tony moly lashes
  17. Missha 4d mascara

Let’s stop talking and start the tutorial!

 

I hope you would enjoy the tutorial. If you do, please don’t forget to like and subscribe to my channel!

Munira Chowdhury, 08/06/2017

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