Review: Missha All Around Safe Block Mild Sun SPF 30 PA++

Review: Missha All Around Safe Block Mild Sun SPF 30 PA++

Have you ever put on a sunscreen so bad that you panic and cleanse it all off with just minutes left before you have to leave the house in the morning? I have, and I really want to talk about it. So without further ado, let's discuss Missha's All Around Safe Block "Mild Sun" SPF [...]

Guest Post: Skincare Swap Experiment with Snow White and the Asian Pear

Guest Post: Skincare Swap Experiment with Snow White and the Asian Pear

By guest blogger Cat of Snow White and the Asian Pear You know what's a terrible idea? Copying someone else's skincare routine step-for-step, especially if they have a different skin type than you, live in a different climate, and have completely different skin goals. Naturally, that meant that when the idea of swapping skincare routines with [...]

Spring/Summer 2016 Flops and Faves, Part 3: Yet More Hanbang + the Return of the AHA

Spring/Summer 2016 Flops and Faves, Part 3: Yet More Hanbang + the Return of the AHA

Previously: Part 1: Classics and New Faves | Part 2: Best and Worst Ginseng Skincare This final installment of my spring/summer 2016 skincare routine update took me a very long time to write because so much has been happening with my life and my skin! Which sounds dire but in reality isn't. Even when I've been let down by something I'd been [...]

Casual Wednesday: Stress, Change, and My Skincare Routine

Casual Wednesday: Stress, Change, and My Skincare Routine

What do you get when you make a change-averse Fiddy move herself, her family, and her massive and ever-expanding skincare routine and beauty stash (also clothes and furniture and things) out of their home of three pretty accumulative years and into a brand new place? Disaster, apparently. Okay, it’s not that bad (though I am [...]

Spring/Summer 2016 Flops and Faves, Part 2: The Best and Worst Ginseng Skincare I’ve Tried So Far

Spring/Summer 2016 Flops and Faves, Part 2: The Best and Worst Ginseng Skincare I’ve Tried So Far

Part 1 | Part 3 It's a hard life, beauty blogging. Much like the hunter-gatherers of prehistoric times, we bloggers enjoy periods of plentyof awesome new beauty finds but also suffer through long spells of hungerfor great skincare. And much like those Paleo nomads of ancient days, we record our victories and defeats for posterity. They did [...]

The Clay Mask that Ruined My Night, Plus Some Gentler Pore Cleaners and My Rescue Masks

The Clay Mask that Ruined My Night, Plus Some Gentler Pore Cleaners and My Rescue Masks

I've had a few bad reactions to products in my time as a K-beauty and skincare enthusiast, but never have I ever had a reaction as immediate and as bad as I did to the clay mask I used tonight. Within minutes after putting the thing on, I was in full ABORT! ABORT!! ABORT!!! mode. Let's [...]

Casual Quickie: My Skincare and K-Beauty Biases

Casual Quickie: My Skincare and K-Beauty Biases

While I'm not the most sciencey AB blogger (not by a long shot; I'm not even the most sciencey Snailcaster!), I do try to practice ingredient awareness both as a blogger and as a regular old skincare consumer. The more we understand ingredients and our skin's responses to them, the better we become at picking the products that can [...]