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V app | Meet, Greet, and Interact with your Favorite Kpop Stars!

Attention K-Pop fans! Here's something to feed our (yours and mine) K-pop addiction! :)

V app, a live-streaming video application featuring the hottest K-pop stars, is now available for all iOS and Android users worldwide. Since the beta release in July 31st, V app has become the best gateway to meet the top-notch K-pop stars everywhere. With the recent official iOS and Android launch, V app provides more stabilized service for global users to enjoy fluid communication with their favorite stars. Currently, 55 lineups of K-pop celebrities are signed up on the on-air schedule, including Big Bang, SM Town, Wonder Girls, 2PM, and Kara.
Introducing V app!
Comprised of three categories - ‘Special Live,’ ‘App Live,’ and ‘Spot Live’ – V app offers exclusive videos of concerts and showcases, while revealing celebrities’ hidden personalities and talents through self-produced contents by the stars themselves. Also equipped with a real-time chatting feature, users can have engaging communication with the stars.
Chat with your favorite K-pop stars!
With the ‘Star Following’ feature, users can follow the individual channels established for each celebrity group and receive alerts when their favorite stars start their live-broadcasting. Other additional features such as ‘Upcoming’ and ‘Chemi-beat’, allow users to stay updated for upcoming on-air schedules and have more interactive experiences with the stars. Total of two to six new contents are released daily. After a live-broadcast, users can watch the video again through VOD service.

The upcoming broadcasting schedule will feature Big Bang, the most-beloved K-pop idol group, who currently are preparing for their next live-show. Since September 2nd, Big Bang V LIVE has been aired on every Wednesday at 10 PM (Manila Time), where each member meets with global fans through individual live-show. After the success of the three previous shows with G-Dragon, Taeyang and T.O.P, (which are all available to watch on V app’s VOD service), over 1 million fans are following Big Bang’s V app channel. Two additional shows by Seungri and Daesung are scheduled to air on September 23rd and 30th, respectively.

G-Dragon is love!
Proving its global popularity with a record of 610,000 downloads in 170 markets on the first day of its beta release, K-pop lovers in 210 countries are now interacting with their favorite stars through V app. App downloads in non-Korean countries account for more than 60% of the total download numbers. V app especially enjoys popularity in the Philippines and other regions including the U.S., Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Naver is now focusing on the provision of smoother global services, while expanding the lineup to include non-Korean celebrities in the future.

V is a global live-streaming video application launched by Korea’s IT service company NAVER, also the parent company of global messenger LINE. Based on its know-how and technology established through the operation of Starcast, a live-broadcasting service providing various video contents of Korean celebrities, Naver’s V offers lively videos of celebrities, uncovering different aspects that global fans have never seen before.
Download link to V: (Android) (iOS)
For more about V’s celebrity lineup:
V app Intro-Video:

NAVER Corporation is Korea’s No.1 Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal 'NAVER' (both PC and mobile). NAVER has introduced many innovative services over the years, such as ‘Comprehensive Search’, ‘Knowledge iN’ and ‘Real-time Rising Keyword'. In addition, since releasing the ‘NAVER' application, NAVER has launched applications for a wide variety of services. NAVER offers innovative mobile services for the global market, including the mobile messenger LINE through LINE Corporation, NAVER’s subsidiary. NAVER launched the Webtoon service in June 2004 in Korea and has pioneered distribution and consumption of webtoons, also known as internet cartoons.


Hair Story | Innisfree Camellia Bubble Hair Color.

Surprise, surprise! I actually found the time to update this blog. I have been neglecting it for waaaay too long - but not without a reason, of course.

As I have mentioned in my Facebook page, my son's school activities have taken up most of my time. And with all the stuff that he's doing at school, plus his karate training during Saturdays, I don't even have the time to catch up on my Korean dramas (and you know how my day can never be complete without watching an episode or two of these Kdramas!), let alone catch up on my blog backlog. Hopefully, I will be able to get a one or two more blog posts up within this week, with the Eid ul Adha holiday coming up.

But first things first. Let me first share with you what happened last weekend (aside from Alden Richards and Yaya Dub and their most awaited date - yes, I'm a fan). I colored my hair again, and as always, in DIY-fashion.
Innisfree Camellia Bubble Hair Color.
This time around, I used the Camellia Bubble Hair Color from Innisfree, which I purchased for Php 295 from Kkochipida. There are no Innisfree stores here in the Philippines, so I usually shop for their products online. That, or my husband buys them for me. Haha. ;)
Hangul text at the back of the box.
Moving on, there are four shades to choose from in the Innisfree Camellia Bubble Hair Color Line, and the one that I got is #4 Burgundy Red.
Shade reference at the side panel.
Inside the box, you'll find the following: a pack of Coloring Solution (1), a bottle of Liquid Solution (2), two sachets of Hair Treatment (3), a cape, a pair of gloves, and an instruction booklet.
The instructions are written in Hangul, and comes with illustrations for the benefit of those who can't read Korean (me included).
You're in luck if you can read Hangul.

Otherwise, you can just deduce from these illustrations. ;)
So here's what I did:
1. Wear the cape and latex gloves.
2. Pour the Coloring Solution inside the pump bottle.
3. Tilt the bottle from side to side so that it mixes with the Liquid Solution inside the bottle. Do not shake the bottle, as it may become too foamy to pump out.
4. Pump out the foamy mixture and apply it on your hair.
5. Leave it on for about 20-40 minutes. 
6. Rinse thoroughly.
7. Apply the Hair Treatment next.
8. Leave it on your hair for at least five to ten minutes.
9. Rinse.

Here's how the bubble foam looks like. It has a mild, floral scent, which I reckon comes from the camellia oil.
Grimace? :)
Like most Innisfree products, this Bubble Hair Color also has the 4-Free System. Meaning, it is free from ammonia, tar, silicone, and mineral oil. Plus points for being chemical-free!

Finally, here's how my experiment turned out.
From the 'after' photo, it may seem like my roots were not colored properly. In actual, however, it did a pretty good job of coloring my hair. Totally digging the soft, pinkish red shade! :)

My only gripe? The color bleeds like crazy!
I dyed my hair last Sunday, and the color still bleeds even after two days of washing! I've tried several brands of bubble hair coloring before, but this is the first time that I've experienced excessive bleeding. I couldn't even wear light-colored tops, out of fear of staining my clothes. Here's hoping that there will be no more bleeding when I wash my hair tomorrow. Fingers crossed. ;)


Sneak Peek | Covergirl x Star Wars Collection.

 If you're a Star Wars nerd, or a makeup junkie, or both (like I am), then you've probably heard about (or have seen photos of) the latest collaboration between Star Wars and American cosmetics brand Covergirl. This collaboration was officially announced a few weeks back, but it wasn't until last Friday, September 4 - that's Force Friday for us Star Wars geeks - when the collection went on pre-sale at selected online retailers.
Covergirl x Star Wars.
Available for a limited time only, the collection includes six new lipstick colors, three shades of nail polish, and ten tubes of mascara featuring quotes from the Star Wars films - including the first six films and upcoming film, The Force Awakens.
Star Wars Limited Edition Colorlicious Lipstick.
I am in love with the lipsticks. All of them. Seriously, I want them all! :)
From L-R: Dark Purple, Gold, Red, Lilac, Silver, and Nude.
And here are three shades of nail polish from the collection. Apparently, there are now six shades of the Star Wars Outlast Nail Polish listed in the Covergirl website. The other three shades are Nuclear (yellow), Mutant (blue), and Fury (red orange). 
From L-R: Speed of Light, Nemesis, Red Revenge. 
Finally, we have the mascaras, which are classified into two - the Light Side and the Dark Side.
The Light Side mascaras.
The Light Side Mascaras are waterproof, while the Dark Side Mascaras are not. Guess I'll be choosing something from the Light Side, since I prefer waterproof mascaras (and eyeliners, for that matter). 
The Dark Side mascaras.
I have not bought any new makeup lately, mostly because I realized that I still have too much unused makeup in my stash, but seeing this collection makes me wanna... hoard them all. Haha!

How about you, will you be getting anything (or everything) from the Covergirl x Star Wars Collection?