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?
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?
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)
The blog has officially been around for a year! What a year it has been. Thank you to everyone who reads; I hope that my posts are helpful to you. Over the course of this year I’ve tried a bunch of new products, many of which were just ok, a few that were absolutely phenomenal,… Read More 2017 End-of-the-year Roundup: 5 Faves and a Dud
Some skincare products are flashy: they’ve got superstar packaging, beautiful scents, or pricey ingredients. Then there are the products that you love, but are sort of boring-looking and unassuming. The latter describes the Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, and is in part why it has taken me so long to get around to writing… Read More Review: Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
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?
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
Yes, another Klairs product for review. I find that pretty much everything in the line works to fulfill their claims, and I’ve granted one of them status as my favorite toner (see my review of the Klairs toner). Although, they seem a bit redundant to use all at once in one routine (see my review… Read More Review: Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream
As you may remember, I love the Klairs Supple Preparation Toner. I’ve gone through 2 bottles so far, with a third in my stash, and as a result, I was incredibly curious about the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum. My skin leans towards sensitive and dry, so I’m always on the lookout for soothing, hydrating… Read More Review: Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum
Skincaretainment (or skintertainment) is a term you may see on Asian Beauty blogs, thanks yet again to the awesome Tracy at Fanserviced-b. According to Tracy, (click the link to read more) this was a term actually used by a panelist in Korea talking about Korean beauty products. Basically, they’re talking about skincare that is also fun and… Read More Review: Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack