New year, new blog post! I know it’s been awhile, and I can’t say that I’ll be posting with more regularity this year. Instagram is much easier to post on (I do pretty much daily), so this blog has been neglected. Sorry about that, but life has been too busy for both. So what brought… Read More On Impulse Control: Or, Why Do I Buy So Much Skincare?
Sorry I’ve been MIA for a bit. My trip was about 3 weeks long, and I had loads to catch up on when I returned. I used up a lot of samples during my trip, but still have loads left. It’s like they multiply when I’m not looking. When I first ordered skincare from Asia,… Read More Tips and Tricks: Organizing and Storing Your Samples
Because I’m pretty much a homebody during the school year, summer is when I really get out and travel. I travel abroad (or domestically) with a carry-on because my trips are usually around a week or two. However, I find myself in the current position of packing for a 20-day European trip and am still… Read More Tips and Tricks: Travel, Skincare, and Packing
Sometimes I still marvel at how many skincare products and ingredients I haven’t tried or don’t even know about. The skincare world is vast, and for me, that is equal parts exciting and overwhelming. A number of months ago, the company JKosmmune reached out to me to see if I would like to try one… Read More Review: JKosmmune Beta-Glucan Serum
To cleanse in the morning or not to cleanse? That is the question. Whether it ’tis better for the skin to be cleansed with a water-based cleanser or to be splashed with water or a cleansing water so as to not strip away moisture? Ahem. Sorry. This may seem like a silly, over-thinking question, but… Read More AM Cleansing: Needed or No?
I love products that claim to brighten. I had dull, lifeless skin for the longest time, and once I discovered how luminous my face could look, I’ve been chasing that glow. I love brightening products that also lighten my PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation) spots: those dark brown spots/scars made of melanin that are left behind after acne.… Read More Review: Earth’s Recipe Gigawhite Radiance Serum
I am always on the hunt for a good sunscreen since I wear it everyday (as should you!). I say this to you as a reformed non-sunscreen user. However, now that I’m older and wiser, I realize how important it is to wear sunscreen everyday to protect my skin from the sun’s harmful rays. It’s… Read More Review: Earth’s Recipe Waterful Sun Gel
I’m continuing my series on the Earth’s Recipe brand line with a review of the Moisture Bound Cream. If you’re interested in the Energy Boosting Toner review, you can find that here. A number of months ago (like, a very large number), I received a box of goodies from them, and I have slowly been… Read More Review: Earth’s Recipe Moisture Bound Cream
I’ve been accepting more PR packages lately, which is a bit of a double-edged sword. It means that I can try more products (and tell you about them), but it also means that some people may see my reviews as not as honest or biased because I received the products for free. I can promise… Read More Review: Earth’s Recipe Energy Boosting Toner
Pores are those tiny little openings on the surface of the skin that the beauty industry is obsessed with hiding. Apparently, the pore-less, porcelian look is what we’re all supposed to want. Since pores are what allow all of my skincare products to absorb, I’ve come to love the little things and focus on keeping them… Read More Tips and Tricks: How to Clean Your Pores (Without a BHA)