Artist of the Day, Tbt

Thursday is all about #tbt, and with that in mind I decided to go all the way back to the 90's to find the legendary k-pop boy group which started the k-pop hype, also known as the "Hallyu Wave" or the "Korean Wave". The boy band I am speaking of is non other than H.O.T.

The group consists of 5 members:

From left to right: Moon Hee Jun & Jang Woohyuk

From left to right: Tony An, Kangta & Lee Jae Won

H.O.T. stands for "High-five Of Teenagers", and the boy band is credited to being one of the first boy bands & idols in the K-pop industry. The boy band debuted in 1996 and disbanded in 2001, despite being one of the most popular music artists at the time.

Their song "Candy" is both one of their first songs, and also one of their most famous ones. Although, my personal favourite song from them is "Warrior's Descendant" ;) Their music comprises a mixture of rap, ballads, dance and later even rock.

Even though they have not been active for almost 20 years, they are still one of the first boy groups within K-pop and it is quite entertaining to watch & listen to k-pop's "roots" =) Also, it's quite fun to look at their hairstyle & just in general because it is quite different than what is concidered 'cool' today xD

Above is the music video for "Candy", and down below is the music video for "Warrior's Descendant".

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K-pop, Tbt

2017 is upon us, finally, but since it is a Thursday it's time to look in the past. No, I am not talking about 2016 (bye bye to that horror year), but to 2007, which seems like forever ago. Here are some 2007 hits that still sound pretty good ;)

1. "Love Sick" by FT Island

2. "Lies" by BigBang

3. "Tell Me" by Wonder Girls

4. "White Snow" by ERU

1. "Love Sick" by FT Island

2. "Lies" by BigBang

3. "Tell Me" by Wonder Girls

4. "White Show" by ERU

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Lyric of the Day

"How can you smile so brightly?

But looking closely, I see your face is sad"

- "Missing You" by 2ne1

This is yet another cliché perhaps, but those whose smile is the brightest are usually the ones who cry on the inside. Sad, but that seems to be the reality we live in today.

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Dance of the Day

I can't help but be impressed every single time I watch this. Imagine how much effort it took to be able to dance like that! Also they all look so young, and to be able to have that much passion about something and be that good at anything at such a young age is trully impressive.

I am simply in awe. Their passion is really limitless.

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Lyric of the Day

"We get wounds but time heals"

- "I'm Fine" by VRomance

People get hurt all the time, both physically and psychically. It can be a small paper cut or it could be a sudden loss of the love of your life, and no matter how cliché it may sound the only thing that can truly heal you is time.

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Song of the Day

Sign, how can it be only Tuesday? The week has just began, but I already wish for it to be over. School is hard,, days are long & grey, exams are many and Friday is not even close. After stumbling upon this song though, I felt a little better and my mood was a little brighter. Hope it will be the same for you!

Here's the song "Switch" by NCT 127 feat SR15B!

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Dance of the Day

K-pop idols are basically well oiled dance and singing machines. I mean obviously they have to be able to sing well in order to be artists, but they sing WHILE dancing some incredibly advanced choreography, which they have usually spend weeks or even months rehearsing over and over again until it was perfect. Because the thing is, all of the members have to dance to the same dance and every single member has to be in sync. That is hard enough to do when you're only 2 people, imagine doing it when you're 5, 6 or even 7 people!

Some do it worse and some do it better of course, and some dances are more complicated while others are less so. In this new category "Dance of the Day" I will be posting different songs each time, all with different choreographies which I think are pretty cool :3 Hope you will like it!

The first one will be Monsta X's dance to their song "Fighter"💙

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Song of the Day

As the day is heading to it's end we slow down and prepare for sleep. Maybe you shower, maybe you don't. Maybe you change into pyjamas, maybe you change into a t-shirt and maybe you don't. Maybe you wash the makeup off your face, or maybe you don't. Maybe you read before going to sleep, and maybe you don't.

Whatever you do though you need to calm down, and relax, before you can fall asleep. I hope that this song will be able to help you with that :3

"One of These Nights" by Red Velvet.

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Makeup

Let me start this post by clarifying that 1) In no way am I a makeup expert & 2) I do not follow fashion trends that much. I do however like to experiment with different makeup look, and try new tutorials when I have the time. Which happens to be today, since I am home sick.

So I started by googling what the makeup trends in South Korea are right now, and I came across something called the "Aegyo-Sal". Basically what you do is you create "smilling" eyebags, to make you eyes look bigger and to give off the look that you're smilling. It should look something like this:

Looks pretty interesting, right? And it's pretty easy to do since the look has only 3 steps! So I decided to try it out :3

Basically the makeup look has 3 stages:

1. Take a not so dark brown eyeshadow color and draw a smal line with it in the shape of the "smiling bag", also called "aegyo sal" in Korean, underneath the eye

2. Take a light, slightly shiny color and fill in the "aegyo sal" space with it. (I also blurred out the brown line because it was way to visible for me)

3. Take the slightly darker brown eyeshadow color, and line the outer half of your lower lash line with it

Aaaand, you're done! I will link the tutorial that I followed, and there you will find much better instructions than mine :3

Results

I like the look, but not so much that I would wear it every day. It does make the eyes look bigger, and it does make you look like you're smiling, which is nice. However, it also leaves a small brown line underneath the eyes, which I am not too fond of (or maybe I just put it on wrongly, I don't know). Also I found it hard to do it equal on both sides, so they became a bit uneven xD

It was quite fun to do makeup stuff again after taking a long break from it, so I think I'll do something like this soon :3 Down below you'll find my before & after pictures as well as the tutorial I used!

Have a nice Monday!

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