Women in China Show Their World Cup Spirit Through Amazing Nail Art

If you’ve been keeping up with the World Cup 2014, you’ll know that all over social media, die-hard fans can be seen decked out in their favorite team’s gear — from shirts to sunglasses, to face paint and even a whole line of shoes, all dedicated to their favorite countries. But some female fans in China (we’re assuming they’re women, but you never know) have taken it a step further with nails to show their team spirit. Talk about some serious dedication (and steady hands!).

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Of course, if you’re undecided (like me) and just want to go more United Nations with your manicure, try this look:




Around the World Blogger Spotlight: Jody Nguyen of Silkybow

Craving some fashion inspiration? Check out blogger of the day Jody Nguyen!

Residing in Adelaide, Australia, Nguyen is the creator of the fashion blog Silkybow.com. Posting outfits of the day, as well as post about her everyday life (food and all), Nguyen captivates readers with her simple and posh looks.

With a mixture of chic dresses and to-die-for locks, this Aussie babe can captivate an audience. Besides her polished and sophisticated looks, Nguyen also knows how to rock a great casual outfit for the summer. Check out how she styles this summer’s sneaker trend below and be inspired! — Jeline Abutin

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These People Think Japanese Snacks Are Gross

I don’t know about you, but I could sure use a green tea kitkat and a lychee jelly cup right about now, but apparently these Japanese snacks aren’t very appetizing to an unfamiliar tongue. At least thats what seems to be the case in this video.

Earlier this month, we showed you a Buzzfeed video of Americans Overreacting to Asian Food. That video was basically 4 minutes of Americans acting like Asian food was the worst thing in existence.

As it turns out, Buzzfeed has another video showing Americans tasting yummy Japanese snacks. No one can dislike Japanese desserts right?

Wrong. The reactions to the snacks still included a lot of cringing. We will admit that these taste testers were much less insulting and very willing to try the food in comparison to the previous video. Here, there is much more confusion, shock and even some curiosity instead of disgust.

Check out the video below and tell us what you think. As for me, I’m gonna keep eating fruit gummies, thank you very much.

New Plus-Size Fashion Magazine Launches in South Korea

Story by Michelle Woo. 

In the swarm of headlines about extreme dieting, undernourishment, slimming products and image-obsession in South Korea, here’s something that makes us scream, “AT LAST!” A new plus-size fashion magazine has launched in Seoul. Its goal is to promote healthy body images and help women accept themselves no matter what their size.

66100 is the brainchild of Vivian Kim (who goes by Kim Ji-yang in Korea), the first Korean model to debut at Full Figured Fashion Week in Los Angeles. Size 66 is the Korean equivalent of women’s XL in the United States. “100″ refers to large clothes for men.

Kim, who is 5-foot-5 and 154 pounds, told Korea Times that it’s hard finding plus-size women in Korea who feel confident enough to be featured in a magazine, but she hopes that the publication will open up a new market and encourage clothing companies to cater to different body types. She says Korean women don’t feel as stressed out while shopping in the U.S. simply because there are more sizes available.

Using her personal savings, Kim printed 1,000 copies of the first edition of 61000, and so far, it’s been well-received.

“Beauty is not about whether a person is fat or not,” her motto states. “It’s about having the confidence to know you are beautiful the way you are.”

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This story was originally published in iamkoream.com

Jumpsuits Are Back In Style in Asia


I remember back in the day when I was five years old and my mother would dress me in colorful little jumpsuits, usually with some sort of flower pattern or with Mickey Mouse’s face all over it or something. Now, jumpsuits are back in style this summer — only this time for adults.

At first when I heard about this trend, I was really quite skeptical about how one would pull it off. The whole concept just sounded like an adult onesie, and though onesies may be extremely appealing when I’m at home with the flu, it’s not exactly what I would have thought to be high-fashion. But as I wandered through the images on Grazia China, I slowly changed my mind.

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In these images, they look just like regular pants. But that’s whats so great about them – you can literally where them with anything! On a hot summer’s day, they’re nice and flowy so they’ll keep you cool in the heat. On a colder day or for a more professional setting, pull a sweater or jacket over it.

Get yours at H&M, for only $34.95!


How to Get BIG Asian Eyes with Fake Lashes (Video Tutorial)

Is there anything wrong with small, sharp eyes? Absolutely not. A number of Asia’s most popular models and celebs rock small eyes.

Despite this, there is no doubt that big eyes are currently the desired look in Asia and it seems like people will stop at nothing to get it. We can’t even count all the ways Asians have tried to achieve bigger eyes. There are big pupil lenses, tons of “big eye” makeup methods, the popular double eyelid surgery, eyelid tape, eyelid glue, and (we kid you not) double eyelid training glasses.

Today, we’re gonna keep it simple. What’s an easy way to get bigger eyes without hurting your wallet with surgery? False eyelashes.

Makeup guru xteeener is here to show us all a couple of tips and tricks with fake lashes so we can get big Asian eyes.

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TIP #1: Choose the right kind of glue.

There are tons of false eyelash glues available. Be sure to check out your options. Some dry on clear while others dry on black. Some are dispensed from a tube while others are applied with a wand. Don’t be afraid to explore.


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TIP #2: Be careful when removing the lashes.
You may cause the lash to lose its shape if you remove them harshly. xteeener shows us various ways in the video below.

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TIP #3: Trim your lashes.
Before any gluing goes on, measure and trim your lashes to avoid discomfort.


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TIP #4 Patience.
Wait 10-30 seconds after applying the glue to the lash band. This way, you’ll avoid the lash slipping and sliding out of place.


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TIP #5: You have options.
Some lashes are attached to a thick black band while others have a clear band. You can choose between natural-looking lashes, full lashes and even doll lashes. Be sure to explore. xteeener gives a number of great lash suggestions you can try out.


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TIP #6: Layers.
If you want a more full/voluminous look, don’t be afraid to layer lashes on top of one another. Layering lashes of different lengths and volume are even better.



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TIP #7: Placement is everything.
You can drastically alter the shape of your eye depending on the way you place your fake lashes. Check it out in the video below.



Liked the video? Be sure to check out xteeener’s official website and YouTube channel!

At the World Cup, South Korea Wins for Having the Cutest Newscaster

Story by Michelle Woo. 

Aside from that game where a bunch of guys in long socks chase after a ball, the World Cup is known for its spectators. And one who has been charming the Internet is Jang Ye-won.

The South Korean newscaster was sent to Brazil to cover the Spain vs Chile match. In a news clip about her trip, she’s seen wearing a Spain jersey while clapping and smiling at the camera.

Let’s see that again.

And again.

And again.






Who says this year’s World Cup is a downer?

This story was originally published on iamkoream.com.

The Do’s & Don’ts of This Summer’s Bralet Fashion Trend

Story by Jeline Abutin. 

Underwear as outerwear has made a scene in the fashion world. Watch out Audrey readers. The bralet fashion trend is definitely taking over this summer!

This trend may seem unusual, but who said that fashion follows the norm?

Below are some tips below on some things to keep in mind when trying this out-there trend! Don’t forget to find a bralet that fits your body perfectly, no one wants any mishaps.

1). Counter the skin tight nature of the bralet with a flowy maxi skirt! Wearing a top that is both cropped and fitted to the body can be daunting. Adding a loose maxi skirt adds balance to the outfit!
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2). Not feeling a skirt? Add a loose factor to your bralet outfit with a long cardigan or kimono cover up!
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3). Want to flaunt your bralet? Try pairing it with a pencil skirt. Remember not too tight!
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4). Going for a more polished look with your bralet? Pair your bralet with a structured blazer.
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The New It-Bag For China’s Fashionistas: CARA by Agnona

This summer it seems that minimalism is key — at least where accessories are concerned anyway. In the streets of China, Agnona’s Cara bag, designed by Stefano Pilati, can be seen hanging on the arms of Chinese celebrities. Whether or not the bag was named after or inspired by English fashion model Cara Delevigne we don’t know, but we certainly hope so! Why is it the IT bag? It’s structured, sophisticated, fancy enough for work and yet cool enough to wear with kicks.

Actress Zhao Wei was reportedly the first major celeb to be photographed with the bag, as she is a known fan of the Italian brand.

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The CARA bag comes in black, white, brown and tan.

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Tearjerker Alert: Cancer Patient’s Final Wish to Marry the Love of His Life

Get your tissues out. You’ll be needing it.

A video from the Philippines has just been released and has already gathered over 2 million views. What could get this much attention this quickly? The beautiful and painful story of a cancer patient’s last wish.

Just last month, Rowden Pangcoga was diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer. The disease took over quickly. Realizing his time was limited, Rowden made one final wish: to marry Leizl, his beloved girlfriend and the mother of his 2-year-old daughter.

Earlier this month, they fulfilled that wish. By the time preparations for the wedding were complete, Rowden’s state had gotten worse and he was unable to leave the hospital. This didn’t stop them. It was ultimately decided that the wedding would take place at the hospital.

The viral video shows footage of the beautiful and heartbreaking wedding. In a hospital room filled with tears from loved ones, the couple said their vows.

Less than 10 hours after the wedding, Rowden passed away.

“Our family would like to thank the Main Man up above, Jesus Christ, for orchestrating this very inspiring story. And for giving us enough time to give Rowden what he wanted, and show him how loved he was.”