Sponsored: Mellowing Out My Face with Cannatera CBD Skincare

Sponsored: Mellowing Out My Face with Cannatera CBD Skincare

Trendy skincare ingredients come and go, but truly great ones (like ginseng, snail, and propolis) stay in my routine forever. Unfortunately, it's been a while since I've found a new contender for favorite ingredient. My skincare ennui was part of the reason I accepted a sponsorship offer from CBD beauty brand Cannatera. Could these weed-adjacent [...]

Video: Niuer Talks Naruko!

Video: Niuer Talks Naruko!

I've got something a little different today for those of you who are Naruko fans or just curious about the Taiwanese skincare brand that I've been loving so much lately! Affiliate links are marked with an asterisk(*). A little while back, I went out on a limb and asked my contact at Naruko's US offices [...]

Giant Giveaway Time with Naruko US!

Giant Giveaway Time with Naruko US!

It's been a long time since I've done one of these because I don't particularly want to run giveaways of just random stuff that I can't vouch for, but some things are worth the wait. Today I have a ginormous Naruko giveaway for you guys to enter, with over $1400 worth of tested-and-loved Naruko goodies as [...]

Of Moms and Miracles: A (Somewhat Maudlin) Beautibi Unboxing and Review

Of Moms and Miracles: A (Somewhat Maudlin) Beautibi Unboxing and Review

If there is an afterlife and it has Internet access, then my mom is about to be either really amused or really annoyed when she finds out it's her fault I'm a skincare fanatic who can't sleep if I don't at least remove my makeup and moisturize every night and cleanse and wear sunscreen in the morning. I [...]

The Fiddy’s Choice Awards, Part 2: The Best AB and K-Beauty Shops of 2015–and the Brand of the Year

The Fiddy’s Choice Awards, Part 2: The Best AB and K-Beauty Shops of 2015–and the Brand of the Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2016 WOOOOO!!!!! Okay, with that out of the way, let's continue reflecting on the best that 2015 had to offer. The awards I'll be giving out below are my picks for the best shops in various categories--and my pick for the brand of 2015. You may notice that my winners overlap pretty closely [...]

Fiddy’s Tosowoong Favorites on Memebox, + Teaser

Fiddy’s Tosowoong Favorites on Memebox, + Teaser

You ever have one of those moments where you realize you've neglected something that should have come naturally to you and you just feel like you've let yourself down in a huge and major way? I was finalizing some things with my Memebox US box curation contact tonight when I realized that they've been carrying [...]

Adventures in Prescription Medication

Adventures in Prescription Medication

No, not that kind. PocketDerm! Even though I'm really happy with the results of my skincare routine as far as smoothing out some fine lines and preserving what I've got, the uphill battle is getting steeper and steeper as time marches on. To say I wasn't diligent about sunscreen when I was younger would be an understatement as [...]

Brand Spotlight Megapost: Tosowoong, with First Impression Reviews!

Brand Spotlight Megapost: Tosowoong, with First Impression Reviews!

So it looks like I won't be getting much sleep tonight. Sucks for Near Future Me, but guess what? The peace and quiet (and the foreboding drone of Forensic Files in the background) provide the perfect conditions for me to finally open up and share my feelings about my new favorite brand, Tosowoong, and some of the [...]

Review: Botanic Farm Grain Ferment Cleansing Sherbet + Oil Cleansing Tips

Review: Botanic Farm Grain Ferment Cleansing Sherbet + Oil Cleansing Tips

Snail Disclosings: This product was gifted to me by Memebox with no request or obligation for review. Nevertheless, I treated it as any other sponsored product for review. You can find my sponsorship policy and reviewing schedule here.  Some time ago, shortly after my first piece for Fashionista went live, Arnold at Memebox contacted me to [...]

Brand Spotlight: COSRX

Brand Spotlight: COSRX

If you've been following the changes I've made to my skin care routine recently, then you may have noticed that I've swapped out my trusty Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid and 8% AHA Gel for a Korean brand you may not be as familiar with: COSRX. COSRX, whose sister brands include C20 (makers of the famous C20 [...]