Saturday, December 27, 2014

All packed up

Hi guys, it's been a really long while, hasn't it? There really isn't an excuse this time other than the fact that I never really got around to updating my life on this blog.

Truth is, and as anyone following me on any form of social media would know, it's been a long time coming that I have been growing out of KPop. I knew it, most people knew it. It was a long 2 years of me still trying to be into KPop but failing.

Earlier this year, Infinite had a comeback and my friends all tweeted me the MV and whatnot. And you know what? I honestly didn't care much about it and if they had not tweeted me, then I wouldn't have even known. At that point, any part of me left that thought that I was still into KPop was proven completely wrong. Shortly after, Beast also had a comeback, again, didn't care. I didn't care much about 2013 comebacks either but still bought the albums - god knows why. But this year, I made no KPop purchases.

In June, I actually packed up all my KPop things because I needed more space in my rooms to put my comics and statues (which I have been reading and following for the past 2-3 years). I needed wall space so I took down all my posters except the Infinite ones that I got from attending their Second Invasion concert, more for nostalgia and also the fact that those posters cannot be found anywhere. All the boxes are in my garage in storage.

I actually considered selling them because there is at least $6 000 worth of merchandise in those boxes but I couldn't bring myself to sell them. I still have fan towels and light sticks in my room for 'in case of emergency' concerts in Sydney lol. If CUBE artists or Infinite came to Australia, I'd definitely still go see them, but other than that, don't count on running into me at events like before.

So yep, that about wraps up why I haven't been posting here, I'm sure those who had followed this blog from the beginning also noticed the growing gaps between posts.

Sorry that I never got around to updating this blog about my leaving of the fandom. Sorry that I worried some people by suddenly disappearing. But all my other social media accounts and my personal blog are alive. You are welcome to follow me on other medias if you want but don't expect any form of KPop there and don't feel like you have to.

Thank you to those followers who have been with me through these years of my running of the blog. I appreciate you and hope that by now that you have found a good blog for Beast product reviews.

Wishing you all the best with your B2UTY-ful futures.

Thank you, for the last time.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Dongwoon Giveaway Winners

And so it has come to an end! I would like to thank everyone for taking part in the giveaway that I hosted throughout February.

The winners have been automatically generated and contacted via email from

Just in case the winners don't check back to the old giveaway post, nor their emails, hopefully they see this new post?

Congratulations to the winners!

First Prize: Hard to Love, How to Love; Danielle C.
Second Prize: Midnight Sun; Runa A.

If you are a winner, please reply to the email I sent to the one you used to enter, with your name and address as you want them to appear on the envelope (different countries have different formats so I get confused whenever I ship overseas). So write them with various lines and whatnot and I will copy exactly what you write (upper and lower cases included) and send it. This includes your country. Please double check that it is how you normally receive your online packages. If there is a mistake, I won't be sending another one.

Please reply within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn and you will not be able to claim your prize!

Anyways, I hope you all enjoyed the giveaway! I look forward to the blog growing for the rest of 2014 and hopefully being able to hold another giveaway (and hopefully with albums that aren't so "old" next time xD). I hope you people who found this blog because of the giveaway stick around, I don't bite!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Beast BodyArt DVD + Towel

Okay so I'm not gonna lie to you guys, I bought this in 2012 when it came out and it was in shrink wrap on my KPop shrine until I decided to open it and take pictures for this post. Why? Well, it's just one of those exercise DVDs that I don't watch LMAO. I just bought it because it was Beast. But if you're into those kinds of DVDs then you should totally buy it xD

So inside the box, you get a photobook thing, a DVD, and 7 photocards (members + group) Not too shabby for $50 xD Oh and you also get the towel, but I got that outside the box, I don't know if that's normal or not? It was still in packaging though

The photobook just has pictures of the making-of the DVD, it's divided into sections of the different routines and the members and stuff like that. I took a few pictures that I liked, though there are many. They also have these element things happening, wood, fire, etc. It's all connected to the types of exercise, I didn't really get it.

The photocards are more like postcards, nothing out of the ordinary. Lovely pictures though, except Hyunseung's and Dongwoon's which I am unhappy with =\ The lighting looked weird and you can't even see Dongwoon's face.

The DVD, I didn't watch all of it, I just played around with it a bit for this post. Again, I'm not the type that watches these fitness-type DVDs. But it's the usual people on mats doing exercises and a voice over telling the viewer what to do as you copy their motions. The voice over is a woman and speaks kind of, robotic? But at least they can pronounce English fluently.

I tried to mess with the menu to see what I could get, since I had English voice and Korean subtitles. But the languages menu was in Korean so derp. The menu also lets you choose which kind of the exercises you wanted to watch, or you can choose all of them.

The towel is similar to the cheering towels you always see at concerts and stuff. I actually didn't know the point of the towel, maybe the towel is used in some of the exercises? Considering I didn't watch through all of it, I wouldn't know ahaha sorry that I can't talk about that part. Or maybe it's just for you to wipe your forehead with? That's a lot of trouble to go through to give people a towel with pictures on it though. Or, it could just be what I used it for, to hang up and show people that you have it xDDD I just hung up above my window in my other room (:

Well, that's it for the post. Sorry that I couldn't talk about the contents of the DVD, but it was just too long for me to watch. If you're like me and don't like watching these kinds of things, I wouldn't recommend that you buy it. But if you do like these things, go ahead, you'd be watching the Beast members doing it too ;)

Also, thank you to everyone's interest in the giveaway that is currently happening on my blog. I hope you guys all enjoy and good luck to everyone who has entered/is entering!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

[GIVEAWAY] Midnight Sun & Hard to Love, How to Love


  • Midnight Sun album
    • Dongwoon photocard
    • Cashbee card
    • Album has been opened to check for photocard, however, is unused and contains everything like new
    • Check out my full review of the album
  • Hard to Love, How to Love album
    • Dongwoon photocard
    • Album has been opened to check for photocard, however, is unused and contains everything like new
    • Check out my full review of the album

First Prize: Hard to Love, How to Love Album
Second Prize: Midnight Sun Album

  • Thank you for those who took part in the poll for this first ever giveaway on this blog (from years ago LOL). I hope you will be happy with what the prize ended up being.
  • For this giveaway, it will be a simple random winner chosen from the generator at the bottom of the post
  • Yes, this is international -- no, you don't pay for the shipping


Basically you have a THREE ways of entering to be put into the draw. You will need to provide your email (for me to contact you with) when you enter the giveaway at the end of the post
  • Answer a question that is provided in the form below, the question is the same for everyone and is mandatory to enter (1/30 possible points)
  • Tweet about the giveaway to gain another entry, you can tweet once a day, and each tweet counts as one entry (so basically, you can get 28 entries from just tweeting if you do it everyday) (28/30 possible entries)
  • Leave a blog post comment below, in this giveaway blog entry only, to gain another entry (1/30 possible entries
Note: What you put in the Name part is what will be used in the widget to announce the winner (and in the announcement post) so please refrain from using only a first name (but probably not your full name either, for safety reasons). Feel free to use your nickname or whatever. Best option is to add the first letter of your last name.

You can enter all 30 times if you wish, but you are not required to. The only one you must enter (+1 entry) is the Answer a question option.

**The tumblr post is merely for advertising purposes. Reblogging/Liking the tumblr post will NOT increase your chances of winning. Reblogging/Liking the tumblr post will NOT enter you into the draw.

Please don't use fake accounts or create emails, etc. I can log onto the giveaway and see all your entries, this option is used so I can see your answers that you put. I can also see if you have used another account or if you've entered without actually having done what was required (e.g., leave a blog post comment). These Cheated entries will be deleted. You have 30 chances of entering, all incredibly easy methods, is there really a need to cheat?

The winner will be automatically generated in the widget below at the end of 28 February 2014 at 11:59 pm (GMT +10 Sydney, Australia) and contacted shortly after via emailthe winner has 72 hours from the date of the Winner Announcement blog post to get back to me. I will also make a new blog post to announce the winner in case they do not see their email.

If a winner does not claim the prize within that time, another random person will be picked, and repeat.


Q. What happens if one person wins both prizes?
A. I don't really know yet, if it happens, I'll decide. I'll probably contact the user to decide which one they want and then randomly generate another one once they have replied? Not sure yet, but I don't feel it's fair if one person wins both? Don't hold me against this, I might change my mind before the giveaway ends.

Q. How come the number displayed for total entries decreased from yesterday?
A. I can moderate the entries in the giveaway. I log on every few days to delete cheated entries to keep it as fair as possible. It's hard to believe people are rude enough to cheat in this, but thank you to those of you who have done the right thing.


a Rafflecopter giveaway
Closing date: 28 February 2014