Sponsored: Kose SEKKISEI at Costco, a Japanese Skincare Surprise

Sponsored: Kose SEKKISEI at Costco, a Japanese Skincare Surprise

It's been a long time since I've fallen in love with a cleansing oil or an emulsion, but KOSE SEKKISEI did it.

Thoughts on the Purito Centella Unscented Sun Controversy

Thoughts on the Purito Centella Unscented Sun Controversy

Serious issues deserve serious consideration and serious responses, not hot takes and snap judgments. And the current controversy over the Purito Centella Green Level Unscented Sun sunscreen is a serious one indeed.

Review: COSRX Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence

Review: COSRX Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence

How does the new COSRX Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence compare to the beloved Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence?

Self Care at the End of 2020: How I’m Surviving

Self Care at the End of 2020: How I’m Surviving

Self care is more than buying fun shit and taking bubble baths. It takes discipline.

Productivity in the Time of Coronavirus: Work from Home Tips for Newly Appointed Remote Workers

Productivity in the Time of Coronavirus: Work from Home Tips for Newly Appointed Remote Workers

Right now, much of the world is fucked up. The COVID-19 global pandemic has turned our lives upside down (or at least it feels that way to me). The empty shelves at the grocery store sent me into a silent emotional meltdown the first time I saw them, and I know I’m not the only [...]

Guest Post: A Visit to the Sulwhasoo Spa in Hong Kong

Guest Post: A Visit to the Sulwhasoo Spa in Hong Kong

Note from Fiddy: Today's post is brought to you by my friend Karen. Karen recently visited the Sulwhasoo Beauty Lounge in Hong Kong, and I wanted to share her experience. Enjoy! Hi hi! I’m Karen, otherwise known as @skin_karen on Instagram. I recently received a facial treatment at a Sulwhasoo Spa in Hong Kong, and [...]

Review: Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Invigorating Sleeping Mask

Review: Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Invigorating Sleeping Mask

I'm upset. I'm upset to have fallen in love with a product. I haven't been this upset since the last time I fell in love with a lavishly priced Sulwhasoo mask, the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask, and that was back in 2017. The only reason I'm not more upset right now is that while [...]

How Bujo and a Hobonichi Planner Help Me Keep My Shit Together

How Bujo and a Hobonichi Planner Help Me Keep My Shit Together

Bullet journaling in a Hobonichi planner has helped me stay productive despite anxiety and depression. Here's how.

Off-Blog: Book Update and New COSRX Reviews

Off-Blog: Book Update and New COSRX Reviews

Lately it feels as if all of my writing is for outlets other than this blog, whether it's for my Instagram (home for reviews and rants that can fit into a single caption and usually only require one picture) or for other sites (which I do have to do, because bills). But I am writing, and [...]

Off-Blog: Sheet Mask Ingredients, Anti-Aging Lessons, Acids Prep

Off-Blog: Sheet Mask Ingredients, Anti-Aging Lessons, Acids Prep

I don't post nearly as much here as I do on Instagram, but I am always writing something! Here are my latest articles on other sites. GlowieCo and I have developed a good relationship primarily based on our shared love of Taiwanese sheet masks. I've wanted to write a big sheet mask ingredient guide for [...]