Off-Blog: Sheet Mask Hacks, Beauty Vitamins, and COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream

Off-Blog: Sheet Mask Hacks, Beauty Vitamins, and COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream

Time rushes on, summer turns into even hotter Second Summer, and I've got a fresh batch of off-blog articles for you! First up, over on new AB shop GlowieCo's blog, I've gathered five of my favorite sheet mask tips and tricks to get the most out of your masking sessions. I’m a very frequent and [...]

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Off-Blog: Lip and Eye Patch Masking Tips

Off-Blog: Lip and Eye Patch Masking Tips

I promised I'd be better at linking my off-blog articles! Today's is in the Beautytap editorial section and features tips for maximizing the effects of lip and eye masks. I don’t use lip patches nearly as often as eye patches. In the first place, I’m not that preoccupied with my lips. As long as they’re [...]

Off-Blog: My Dewy Skin Tips at GlowieCo

Off-Blog: My Dewy Skin Tips at GlowieCo

As many of you may know, I do some freelance writing, both because I like money and because I like having additional platforms from which to spew my never-ending thoughts about skincare. I've recently taken on the new AB e-tailer GlowieCo, which launched with a selection of awesome Taiwanese and Japanese skincare products. I really [...]

Routine Maintenance: When to Switch Up Your Skincare and When to Not

Routine Maintenance: When to Switch Up Your Skincare and When to Not

So you've carefully assembled your very own custom skincare routine and painstakingly added products in one at a time. You've stuck with it for weeks or months, kept notes, and seen some results, at least enough to keep going. But now you feel like you're in a rut. You're eyeing your lineup and ogling other people's [...]

Skincare Routine Building Tip: Please Don’t Start a Full Routine All at Once

Skincare Routine Building Tip: Please Don’t Start a Full Routine All at Once

If you hang around online skincare communities long enough, you'll end up seeing at least a handful of variations on the "I Tried a 10-Step Korean Beauty Routine and My Face Burst into Flames" theme. And if you're newer to skincare or K-beauty, you may at some point be tempted to try this yourself. I [...]

The 5 Step K-Beauty Skincare Routine: A Framework for Effective Cosmetics Layering

The 5 Step K-Beauty Skincare Routine: A Framework for Effective Cosmetics Layering

Forget about the "10-Step Korean Skincare Routine." 5 steps is all you need.

A Good Low pH Cleanser Isn’t Hard to Find (Anymore)

A Good Low pH Cleanser Isn’t Hard to Find (Anymore)

It's funny thinking about it now, but I actually didn't get into skincare at all until I was 33. Before then, I typically washed my face with whatever decently priced and usually scrubby facial cleanser was on sale at the drugstore. I thought the dry, tight, desperate-for-moisturizer feeling I got after every wash meant my [...]