The Super Seven: Skincare Classics I Never Want to Go Without

The Super Seven: Skincare Classics I Never Want to Go Without

These seven Korean and Japanese skincare products stand the test of time.

Beauty Monogamy: My Long-Term (Skincare) Relationships

Beauty Monogamy: My Long-Term (Skincare) Relationships

Skincare products come and go, but these regularly repurchased holy grails are here to stay.

Amazon Skincare Buys: The Good, The Great, The Bad, and the Terrible

Amazon Skincare Buys: The Good, The Great, The Bad, and the Terrible

"Unfortunately, this sunscreen is laden with more alcohol than me after a KBBQ night with my coworkers. My liver might be able to take it, but my face wasn't."

Spring 2017 Empties Report

Spring 2017 Empties Report

Today I opened my skincare closet and a massive pile of empties fell out, so I decided to divert some time and energy from the reviews I'm working on and write (some of) those empties up. Affiliate links are marked with an asterisk(*). Some of the products featured in this post were provided by Fifty [...]

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 [...]

Mid-Year Megapost: Fiddy’s Faves and Flops of Spring/Summer 2016, Part 1

Mid-Year Megapost: Fiddy’s Faves and Flops of Spring/Summer 2016, Part 1

This is my skincare basket. It's the sturdy workhorse that carries everyday essentials chosen out of my much more extensive skincare wardrobe. The contents of my basket change on a fairly regular basis. But I recently realized that some things never get banished from the basket, even for a night. That got me thinking about the ways my [...]

Hail Hydra! Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion Review + Hada Labo Lotion Tips

Hail Hydra! Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion Review + Hada Labo Lotion Tips

The OG version of Hada Labo's famous Gokujyun "Lotion" never held my interest for long, even though I did keep it around and occasionally changed my mind, but when I first heard about the Hada Labo Gokujyun PREMIUM Lotion, I knew I had to have it. Its five different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid called to me. [...]

Why I Started Using Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion Again

Why I Started Using Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion Again

That's right, I'm back on the Hada Labo train. Apparently hyaluronic acid might be more than just a basic hydrating ingredient. This blog post and podcast from my new favorite skincare learning resource, The Beauty Brains, will explain why.

Why I Stopped Using Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

Why I Stopped Using Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

Don't worry, Hada Labo fans. I didn't suddenly discover something bad about the famous and bestselling hydrating toner. The thing is, I just keep discovering other products that, for my purposes, are better. Here's why a toner like Hada Labo Super Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion can be so useful: Anti-aging isn't just about preventing wrinkles. [...]

Mr. Crazy Snail Lady Got His Own Routine…

Mr. Crazy Snail Lady Got His Own Routine…

...and he's loving it! My other half will be hydrating his skin and protecting it from free radical damage with the Innisfree Green Tea line. Some COSRX will get in the mix eventually, too. I've always thought it's awesome when men care about their skin. Now I think the already awesome Mr Crazy Snail Lady [...]