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I've Been Nominated for a Liebster Award 2018!

I was nominated by two amazingly sweet bloggers:Ann Yamagishi andZahra Taha for the Liebster Award back in November/December 2017. Be sure to check out their incredible blogs.  I was surprised and really happy about the nomination since it was my first time to be nominated for anything blog related. However, I do apologize for not writing this earlier, and without further ado, let's answer some questions!


➧About the Liebster Award: The Liebster Award is a fun way to recognize up and coming blogs, expand your audience and get to know your fellow bloggers all around the world.
➧These are the rules: Thank the blogger who gave you the award and links back to their blog. Give the award to 5-10 new bloggers who you appreciate. Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know that you have given them the awesome award!





My Nomination Answers: ( From Ann Yamagishi) 1. The most unforgettable moment of your life? Every travel experiences I've had so far. Going to a new foreign land and meet…
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Burberry Baby in the Wild #StyledByMarina

Happy new year guys! Let's kick off 2018 with a new outfit post. I recently had a lovely, casual stroll down the botanical garden near my house. It was a sunny winter afternoon, the seemingly endless rainy weather has finally decided to leave my city alone for the time being. Naturally, I had to seize the moment to venture outside, enjoy the sunshine while it lasted. It is only fitting that I do a little photoshoot for my outfit of the day.


My Skincare Routine ft. ANGECHERI Skincare

How to have clear skin is a timeless hot topic in the beauty industry. Professionals from beauty gurus, lifestyle bloggers to makeup artists all have different approach and techniques on how to take care of your skin. Today I'd like to share with you my skincare routine. When it comes to my skin, I like to keep my day to day skincare routine simple. I don't go for any fancy and elaborate skincare products, I've found that the more natural the products, the better your skin will feel.

Welcome 2018! My New Year Resolutions

It is crazy to think that 2017 is coming to an end. Sometimes it's just difficult to wrap our head around how fast time flies. It seems as if it were only yesterday that I made up my mind to start this little blog of my own, and now almost a year has passed since then.

Today I'd like to open up and share a list of my new year resolutions for the year 2018. They say people like to make resolutions but when all the exciting New Year's Eve party ended and all the confetti and fireworks have fallen to the ground, all those high expectations and excitement we have for the new year will gradually and eventually died with them. We go back to our mundane, busy life and repeat the same things we did last year.

But really though? Is it the cold heart truth that we always have high and unrealistic expectations for the future yet only to be let down by the real world?

Grandpa's Sweater from the 60s #StyledByMarina

Today I'm coming at you with a quick winter outfit post. Keeping it warm and stylish in the winter time can be quite a challenge for us girls. Especially when it is currently 5 degrees or snowy outside and you gotta look good while trying to stay warm and cozy. As much as we all adore a sexy silk dress or a chic little black dress for Christmas and  New Year party, sometimes the weather just gets too freezing cold to even consider wearing a dress.

When it comes to the kind of clothing materials and fabrics that are capable of keeping one nice and toasty during the winter season, wool and knit automatically comes up to my mind. Combining my love for vintage and retro clothing, I created this head-to-toe outfit look using mostly the clothes that have been in my closet for ages and some of them I purchased recently during my trip to South Korea.

Holly Jolly Holiday Movie List #StyledByMarina

Hey, my awesome readers, I don't know about you but I am a sucker for a good holiday movie. Well, to be fair, I'm a film fanatic in general. Since I haven't really done any Christmas themed blog post, I figured I'd pop on here and make a list of my all-time favorite holiday/Christmas movies and share it with you guys. With Christmas and New Year approaching, what better ways to spend your weekends and day off watching some good old festive films with a hot cup of cinnamon tea in your hand? Without further ado, here are 15 of my all-time favorite holiday movies you should watch / re-watch this holiday season:


1. The Holiday (2006)
2. New Year's Eve (2011)
3. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
5. The Polar Express (2004)
6. Four Christmases (2008)
7. Home Alone (1990)
8. A Christmas Carol (2009)
9. Harry Potter Series ( It's a must!)
10. Love, Actually (2003)
11. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
12. It's a Wonderful L…

Velvet Baddie #StyledByMarina

Hey guys! Merry December! Today I thought I'd pop on here and do a quick little outfit post. If you are like me that loves scrolling through Instagram to get new outfit ideas and style inspiration. You will most certainly understand what I am about to say next.I have been really inspired by a lot of Los Angeles based Instagram girls. Now before you say anything, yes, looking at their daily outfit post is kind of my guilty pleasure. Everything aside, you simply can't deny the fact that California girls just oozes self-confidence that is difficult to imitate.

Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach, Busan #MarinaTravels

I have been fascinated by the great ocean since as long as I could remember. I used to dream about being a mermaid and swim across the seven seas, finding lost treasures and befriend with all sorts of amazing creatures under the sea. Well, A child can dream.


I reckon it is the vastness of the ocean that makes our imagination run wild. Not even the world's most successful sailors or the greatest conqueror in history has ever been able to venture to the farthest sea. It left us wondering, guessing and thinking what is at the end of the sea horizon. How deep does the ocean go? What might we discover in the deep blue sea?

Interview With Eva Fydrych of FashionStudioMagazine

Toronto based digital influencer and blogger Eva Fydrych, also the founder of Fashion Studio Magazine - an online fashion, travel and lifestyle magazine, is no stranger to the international fashion scene. Long before she decided to turn her fashion knowledge and style perspective into a popular blog, she was working as a model and traveling the world. I was able to catch up with the influencer this November at Taipei In Style, an annual fashion event in Taipei, Taiwan and did a little interview with Eva and get to know more about her knowledge in fashion, trends, and fascinating travel destinations.

VintageLand. Episode Two - Shadows of the Night

With just the right music, or a certain song can easily stir up one's emotions in ways you couldn't begin to describe. Just as a melody can effortlessly pull out an old memory that we've long forgotten about. Today's post is going to be all about how music could influence a person's mind, body, and soul.

Daegu, South Korea 대구 #MarinaTravels

After 2 and a half hour flight, I landed at Gimhae International Airport in Busan Korea. Before I even knew it, I found myself in the city center of  Seomyeon being bombarded by blinding Korean shop signs, uproarious Kpop music, and its vibrant, exciting nightlife. However today I want to talk about something quite different. Something other than just the hip and modern Korean city life. I had the amazing opportunity to visit Daegu, a city in North Gyeongsang Province. It is while I was there I had the fortune of spending an afternoon in Apsan Park (대구앞산공원), one of the most breathtaking and beautiful wilderness park I've visited in my life.

The fastest and most convenient way to get to the City of Daegu from Busan is by taking the Korea Train Express (KTX). You could either book your tickets online or buy them at the counter. If the ticket line gets too long and you're in a rush, they also have automatic ticket machines where you can purchase your tickets using a credit card.…

VintageLand. Episode One - The Untold Stories. #StyledByMarina

My love for vintage things goes beyond just clothes and shoes. "Vintage" is a way of living, a unique lifestyle. One can simply appreciate the fashion term "vintage", "old-school" or "retro", but really the term goes further than just material things, clothing style, and taste.



Thrift shopping is a treat for us vintage lovers. The experience is almost like when you were a child and used to play treasure hunt in the field. You never knew what surprises you were going to find. It is the same while in a thrift shop. Whether it be an old suede jacket with fringe on its sleeve, a torn mom jeans, a cozy wool sweater or a one-of-a-kind, beautifully patterned blouse. What kind of stories hid behind these used clothes? Who were the previous owners of these clothing? When you purchase a vintage garment, It is almost as if you are making connections with the previous owner. You are retrieving a piece of lost and forgotten memories. You cross path with som…

Gamcheon Culture Village 부산 감천문화마을, South Korea #MarinaTravels

Surprise! I'm in the last place all my family and friends would expect me to go, Busan, South Korea. You know sometimes you just feel like you need a relaxing and hassle-free get-away from all your daily routines and work life. That's exactly what I did. As I usually travel quite far, I'm talking about 19 or even 20-hour flight far. But this time, I ain't got the time and money, lol. Since South Korea is merely a 2.5-hour flight away from me, I took the chance and went to Busan with my friend.




Gamcheon Culture Village is a bright, eccentric place famous for its countless amount of colorful houses sitting on a foothill of a coastal mountain. Dubbed the Machu Picchu of Busan, Lego Village, and Korea's Santorini, just to name a few. It is fair to say that Gamcheon Culture Village is without a doubt one of the most popular tourist sights, I had to wake up early for this one. Fear not, if you arrive at the village around 9am or generally in the morning, which I did, yo…