2016 Holiday Gift Guide: K-Beauty Gift Sets for Beauty Lovers in Their 20s and 30s

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: K-Beauty Gift Sets for Beauty Lovers in Their 20s and 30s

Happy Black Friday and welcome back to the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide series, hosted by me and my friend Christina Hello! In our first installments, I gave my skincare gift recommendations for Asian beauty product beginners, while Christina focused on K-beauty makeup intro sets. This time around, we're talking gift giving for more seasoned beauty lovers, specifically [...]

3 Asian Beauty Tools I Love (and a Couple I Can Live Without)

3 Asian Beauty Tools I Love (and a Couple I Can Live Without)

So I had this revelation while shopping at Target the other day. I was doing an unenthusiastic token pass through the beauty aisles, thinking about how long it's been since I really stopped and actively looked for beauty products to buy there, when I realized: I don't even buy freaking cotton pads at the drugstore anymore. [...]

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 [...]

Review: Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Cream, + Springtime Day and Night Skincare Routine Building

Review: Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Cream, + Springtime Day and Night Skincare Routine Building

I'm not normally a fan of single-line skincare routines, since they tend to be redundant and reduce opportunities for your skin to benefit from a wide variety of actives and beneficial supporting ingredients, but when I have a good experience with one item in a line, like, say, Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Essence, it makes [...]

Review: Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Essence, aka Mermaid Potion

Review: Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Essence, aka Mermaid Potion

If mermaids were real (but not fish-faced Lovecraftian monstrosities), would they have nice skin? They're always luminous beauties in the stories and legends, of course, and would benefit from the skin benefits of seaweed and possibly other marine substances too, but at the same time, you'd think they probably get a fair amount of sun exposure [...]

First Look: Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Essence

First Look: Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Essence

So I thought I'd try out something different today and give you guys a look at the latest addition to my skincare wardrobe and daily routine. I've been coveting Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Essence since it first appeared on Innisfree's Instagram profile, and I stalked the new arrivals page on Jolse until it surfaced there. Then I pounced. My package arrived [...]

Five Flops at Fiddy’s: After Hours Mini-Review Party

Five Flops at Fiddy’s: After Hours Mini-Review Party

Some products in this post were provided for review by Fifty Shades of Snail sponsors and are individually disclosed below. All opinions and recommendations in this post are my own unless otherwise noted. Learn more about my rules for store partnerships by checking out my sponsorship policy and sponsor list. Let's do something a little different today! I recently [...]