Lunar New Year + Free Shipping @ The Body Shop!


From Sempio - check out the recipe too ^^

Tis Lunar New Year today :D! My mom made a little pot of rice cake soup (떡국/tteokguk) ^_^ so we'll probably eat that tonight~  We don't do any of the bowing/dressing up in hanboks (I've had enough of that through jesa anyway), but I love tteokguk (especially with dumplings/mandoo :D).

For a little Lunar New Year trivia, here are some fun (and short) posts:
- Why Koreans call Lunar New Year gujeong/구정/"old new year" via Ask a Korean
- And of course, good ol' wiki :)

Happy Lunar New Year!
I wish everyone a wonderful year with lots of good luck!
(even though it's not looking so good for us rabbits darnnit -_-)

Also here are some pics of the snow we got in VA last week ^_^ The snow was excellent, all dense and heavy, great for snowball making :D Lots of people lost electricity for awhile though because many power lines went down under the weight of the snow and falling trees :(

Also, speaking of Lunar New seems like The Body Shop celebrates it too xD!  Usually you need to spend $50+ to get free shipping but now you can get Free Shipping with any purchase amount! And it get's better, on top of free shipping and the free mini duo with $25+ purchase - Ebates gives 10% cash back (which is a pretty hefty amount)!  Ends tomorrow (2/4).

So, to maximize your savings:
1.) If you haven't already, make an E-bates account.
2.) Go to The Body Shop E-bates page & click through "Shop Now" for 10% cash back.
3.) Add whatever amount to cart, though I recommend $25 to get the little gift set ^_^
4.) Free Shipping is automatically applied (no coupon code necessary).
5.) Same with the gift set, TBS will ask you which one you want automatically.
6.) Confirm purchase & you're done :D!

If I may humbly suggest the Vitamin E Face Mist (check out Rainy Day's review) and the Cocoa Butter Lip Care Stick, these are great :D and I shall review them soon :)


  1. Happy New yearrr Elle ^__^! and that rice cake soup looks yummmm.. never heard/seen that before =P~~

  2. ahh! my favorite!!
    must go home and request it from my mom!!

  3. Happy Lunar New Year too!
    Haha I know!! Rabbit's are suppose to be lucky...-_-

    I love rice cake soup so yummy!

    Oh I saw Holicka Holicka CNblue endorses it right? I didn't buy it from them either.

  4. Elle, Happy New year! Rice cake is my favourite food in the entire world. My mom always makes fun of me saying I was actually Korean XD YUMMMMM

  5. Happy new years Elle! I wish you good health and good fortune.

  6. Happy New Year to ya! We had a big family meal, it was SO yummy!! Cheers :]

    Are you a rabbit year girl?

  7. Happy Lunar New Year to you Elle! Man that rice cake soup looks so tempting now! Looking forward to your reviews =]

  8. HAPPY LUNAR New Year <3
    i love rice cake, so yummy~

    boo for those who lost electricity since its so freaking cold!!!
    but beautiful pic of the forest =D

    && loving the how "to maximize your savings bit"

    reply from thunder's cry MV tutorial:
    I KNOW right??? often times i'm like.. WOW so many boy band MVs feature such cool make up! && thank you =D

  9. wow the rice cake soup looks awesome! I miss Chinese New year food too :( Happy Lunar New Year, have a lovely one with your family!!

  10. I Wish you a Happy New Year Elle!!~
    May the year bring you a lot of good luck, happiness, love and health!:D
    Also, Thanks for the nice comments, you always leave on my blog!:D
    And I'm looking forward to your reviews!;D

    PS;The rice cake soup looks so delicious!^__^*

  11. happy rabbit year my dear! the rice cake soup looks delicious! I'd order more from bodyshop if they don't give me a rash haha

  12. Sehe bok mani badyseyo~ ^^*
    I am a new follower, hello! I also linked your blog in my last entry, I was doing a circle lens review and found your blog looking for similar reviews! :D Come by to my blog too <3333

  13. happy lunar new year to you Elle! can't wait to read your review on TBS!!

  14. yum! that 떡국 looks so yummy... now I'm hungry! Happy new year!


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