Hallyu Con 2020: an online celebration of Korean pop culture

Hot on the heels of KBCE’s Chuseok-themed online event in September comes KCCUK’s hallyu-focused online festival. Hallyu Con 2020 Sunday 4 October 2020, 3pm Livestreamed on the KCCUK YouTube Channel Free Calling all UK and Europe-based Korean culture enthusiasts! Are you keen to join the ultimate celebration of Korean pop culture? This one-day online event, […]

Nature Republic comes to London

We’ve had temporary pop-up beauty stores before, and since earlier this year the independent SOKOLLAB has been in Soho selling K-beauty and K-pop products. But now the big Korean beauty brand Nature Republic is opening up in London as part of an international expansion plan across Asia, America and the Middle East. The store, at […]

K-beauty x K-pop makeup workshop at The Place

SOKOLLAB, who introduced themselves to LKL readers a few weeks ago, are working with the Purple A k-pop team to bring you a beauty workshop later this month. Don’t miss it! K-beauty x K-pop makeup Workshop The Place | 17 Dukes Road | London WC1H 9PY Saturday, 22 June 2019, 13:00-14:00 Check for updates on […]

KOJA Beauty pop-up store at Boxpark Shoreditch

Cruelty-Free K-Beauty Pop-Up Store: KOJA Beauty 18 – 23 June 2019 Unit 26 | Boxpark Shoreditch | 2-10 Bethnal Green Road | London E1 6GY Visit the event’s Facebook page for updates KOJA Beauty is opening the first Cruelty-Free K-Beauty Pop-Up Shop. Come and discover our favourite K-Beauty brands and get the chance to try […]

Kim Chi spices up BBC make-up reality TV show

One of the more fun programmes on UK terrestrial TV right now is the reality show Glow Up, in which would-be professional make-up artists compete against each other. Every week a different guest celebrity make-up artist joins the show to critique the work of the contestants. This week, Episode 5, the show was graced by […]

K-Beauty event featuring Q2HAN

Korean beauty products seem to be getting more of a foothold in the UK. Last year, the pop-up in Westfield and the meet & greet with youtuber Joan Kim; and this year starts with another session with a beauty youtube channel, hosted by UK online supplier of K-beauty products. Q2HAN x Skin Library K-Beauty Talk […]

Meet + Greet w/ beauty YouTuber Joan Kim

Inspire Me Korea is hosting Korean-American Youtuber Joan Kim’s first official London Meet & Greet for customers of Inspire Me Korea. Joan will be sharing all her beauty secrets with you during a Beauty Talk and Q&A, plus a meet & greet – where you’ll get the chance to chat to Joan and of course, […]

K-Beauty pop-up store @Westfield White City

Get ready for the cold and dry weather with a wide range of Korean beauty products at q pop-up store at Westfield: K-beauty Pop-up Store Westfield London | Ariel Way | White City | London W12 7GF 29th October – 4th November 2018 More information: www.facebook.com/events/2122216008031956/ The pop-up store will be located on the ground […]

Looking back at 2013: Domestic news

Our final look back at 2013, including a random collection of news stories, mainly domestic, that caught our attention. In the news Asiana Airlines flight 214 from Incheon crashed on landing at San Francisco airport on 6 July. The Boeing 777 had approached the runway too low and too slow. An American local TV station […]

Exhibition visit: Lotions and potions in old Joseon

The current exhibition at the KCC gives us an historical overview of the methods used by Korean womanhood to beautify themselves. Clearly it’s not possible to exhibit the original ancient cosmetics themselves, but the containers used to store them have survived: from Silla and Baekje kingdom earthenware powder bowls and oil jars, via beautifully inlaid […]

Wonder Girls rapper in top 25 beauty list

Nice to see the Wonder Girls in the news. I wonder how JYP managed to get Yu-bin onto the list of 25 Sexiest Musicians Under 25, compiled by US website Complex Music. Yu-bin, who replaced the band’s previous main rapper Hyuna, comes in at number 20. Judge for yourself, but I think she should be […]