Love Yourself: Confidence 101

With Valentines Day coming up, I thought that this post would be super appropriate!

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Ah Valentines Day. You either love it or you hate/don’t care for it, there is rarely ever an in between!
If you’re pro Valentines Day, you’ve probably had quite a few good experiences related to that day. However, if you don’t care too much about it like myself, it’s probably because you know that
1) you don’t need a designated day to express your love
or 2) you’ve been single for most of your life and everything related to love disgusts you.
(Can you guess which one I am?)
Regardless of which one it is and whether you’re single or in a relationship, today we will be talking about the importance of loving your own, darn self!

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Beauty Review: VDL Lumilayer Primer

My “secret” to glowing skin!

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During the summer months in 2015, I was fortunate enough to travel to China and South Korea on a vacation with my two best friends!
While I was really looking forward to the actual vacation itself, I was EXTREMELY excited to hit up the beauty stores in South Korea!
South Korea is home to some of the most amazing skin care and makeup brands in the world!
There’s a reason why the “K Beauty” look is extremely popular these days with its dewy healthy glowing skin, minimal natural makeup and bright soft lips!
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Food Review: Sansotei Ramen

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When I think of comfort food, Ramen is the first thing that comes to mind!
For those of you who have yet to discover this magical Japanese dish, Ramen is essentially noodle soup that’s cooked in a rich creamy (usually pork bone but it varies) broth topped with a bunch of different toppings such as egg (soft boiled ones are the bomb!), green onion, fungus, seaweed, corn etc. etc.

Ramen has become increasingly popular over the last few years, especially in downtown Toronto where quite a few stores have opened up that have an impressive queue daily!
While there are a few varieties of different restaurants and locations downtown, there aren’t very many options to choose from in the greater Toronto area if you’re craving a bowl of this delicious soupy wonder.

Enter Sansotei.
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Movie Review: Our Times (我的少女時代)

This movie is longer than my post

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Helloooooo Internet!
I am back with a review!
This time, instead of doing another gripping drama I will be reviewing a Taiwanese movie called Our Times/我的少女時代 which offers more of a girl meets boy/will they won’t they type of plot!
A few weeks ago, I was over the moon when I realized that my local movie theater was playing this movie! After stumbling upon the movie trailer online, I have been dying to see it!
Although the movie was a little different than I expected, it was not an entirely awful Sunday night choice!
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Drama Review: Nirvana in Fire (琅琊榜)

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For the past few days, I have been locked in my room with several cups of tea binge watching this amazing drama.
If you haven’t heard of Nirvana in Fire/琅琊榜 (and chances are, you have) it’s an extremely popular Chinese historical drama based off of a novel by the same name that aired in the later half of 2015.
This drama became so popular in China that it garnered over thousands of comments per episode (online)!
I finally decided to buckle down and watched the entire series in a few days…
& I have SO many feelings right now!
If you haven’t seen this drama yet, let me attempt to summarize it for you!
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Hello Internet!

Hi There!
Allow me to introduce myself!
My name is Joanna Lin (or Jolin for short) and I am a makeup artist in training!
I am also a food enthusiast, movie lover, TV show/drama expert, travel obsessed girl with A LOT of opinions!
For years, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to combine all of my different passions into one…and I’ve finally found it!
May I present to you, the “Been There Done That” guide!
On this guide, I will be posting my reviews for different products, restaurants, movies, TV shows, dramas, vacation hot spots etc etc, all for your viewing pleasure!
So swing on by and find out what I am currently obsessed with, what I’ve been enjoying (and what I haven’t…), or just to shoot me a quick question!
Either way, this guide and I are happy to help!

Enjoy your Stay!