Don’t worry, I’m still around, still buying things (so. many. things), still putting stuff on my face, and still planning on writing more reviews and thoughts about Asian beauty. Right now, though, I’m in an extremely busy part of the year for my job, so time is scarce. I obviously haven’t had time to blog… Read More Where am I? And a review poll!
Lately in the skincare world, there has been a big backlash against the term “anti-aging”; Allure magazine just declared that they will no longer be using it in their magazine. Given how much of the beauty industry is targeted toward keeping women “looking young” and “reversing” the signs of aging, this is an interesting development.… Read More Review: Lisse Real Hydrogen Exigent Ampoule and Rejuvenate Sheet Masks
I know, I know, what a click-baity title. Sorry, I’ve been reading the whole internet while I take breaks from grading and it’s had a bad influence on me. Anyway, back to the topic at hand: mists! When I first heard about mists awhile ago as yet another “step” in the Asian skincare lineup, I… Read More Mists: Hydrating or All Hype?
I’m a big fan of creams. Soft, creamy moisturizers just feel like they do more for my skin. I tend to avoid gels, most likely I associate them with oily skin, rather than normal-to-dry skin like mine. This is probably a hold-over from when I had extremely tight, dry skin before I found Asian beauty,… Read More Review: Lisse Yuza Snow Ice Cream
The only thing better than buying crap is buying crap when it’s a GOOD DEAL. I love sales and anything that gives me “more bang for my buck.” It should be no surprise, then, that I was attracted to the jugs…ahem..I mean bottles of Scinic ampoules early on in my skincare journey. There were three… Read More Review: Scinic Honey All-in-One Ampoule
At one point in my life, the word “toner” would have made me shudder and my skin crawl: Western toners are often filled with alcohol and other drying ingredients that damaged my skin. Now, after trying Asian toners (sometimes called lotions), I have a problem with hoarding…I mean collecting… them. I love using light, hydrating… Read More Review: [JOLSE] Olivarrier Dual Moist Toning Lotion (180ml)
I’ve been putting off writing this post for awhile, in part because products are much more fun than talking about methodology. I mean, obviously products are a huge part of a skincare routine (duh), but I wanted to step away from them for a second to talk about the other parts of your skincare routine… Read More Tips and Tricks: Simple Steps to Caring for Your Skin
As you have probably know if you’ve ready any bit of the blog, I don’t just enjoy purchasing skincare, I enjoy researching it. I like poring over ingredient lists and reading other people’s reviews. I like to feel in control of what I’m purchasing and what it’s going to do for my skin. I think… Read More Review: The Beauty in Hanguk Bespoke Beauty Box
Hype: it’s what drives many purchases in the skincare world, and I’m not embarrassed to say (well, maybe a little embarrassed) that I fall for hype quite a bit. Sometimes that FOMO drive leads me to winners like the Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum Ex and the Klairs Supple Preparation Toner. Other times, the products… Read More Review: Whamisa Organic Flowers Nourishing Day & Night Cream
Aside from purchasing skincare myself, my favorite thing to do is to enable *other people* to purchase skincare. Bwahahahahahaha! But really, a number of folks have asked me about where I buy Asian skincare, which stores have the best prices, etc., so I thought I’d do a more recent roundup of the online retailers I… Read More Retail Roundup: Where I buy Asian skincare online