Review: My Beauty Diary Moisture Power Brightening Black Pearl EX+ Mask

Review: My Beauty Diary Moisture Power Brightening Black Pearl EX+ Mask

There are brands so familiar that despite regular use, I hardly ever think about reviewing them anymore. I take them for granted and project my shameful lack of appreciation on everyone else, too. My Beauty Diary, the first brand I ever wrote about on this blog, is one of the brands I often forget to [...]

My Beauty Diary 2016: Is the Update an Upgrade?

My Beauty Diary 2016: Is the Update an Upgrade?

In the insanely crowded and competitive Asian skincare industry, product repackaging and/or reformulation are common tactics for brands fighting the never-ending fight to retain customers' interest in their products. Sometimes the product updates work, like when My Beauty Diary revamped their main sheet mask line last year. Other times, though, a product update feels like when [...]

My Top 9 Sheet Masks on Amazon Prime

My Top 9 Sheet Masks on Amazon Prime

While recording the Snailcast a while ago, Chel and I got to reminiscing about the early days of AB life. Just a couple of years ago, hauls were major events that demanded planning, patience, and possibly a Hangul cheat sheet. These days, US-based Asian skincare fans can get a solid routine and plenty of extras, like [...]

#Enabled: May Skincare Purchases and the Stories Behind Them (aka Shopping Habits of a Beauty Blogger)

#Enabled: May Skincare Purchases and the Stories Behind Them (aka Shopping Habits of a Beauty Blogger)

As a beauty blogger, I make a lot of skincare purchases. Many more, I imagine, than a typical non-blogger beauty consumer would. We've talked a bit about blogger shopping habits here and there on the Snailcast, and I'm sure I've mentioned mine in passing elsewhere, but I don't think I've ever sat down and walked [...]

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 [...]

Sheet Mask Stocking Stuffers & T-Beauty Under the Tree: What I’m Giving Out for Christmas

Sheet Mask Stocking Stuffers & T-Beauty Under the Tree: What I’m Giving Out for Christmas

Some products featured in this post were provided by Beautibi, which is currently giving $5 credit to new customers who create an account using my referral link. All opinions and recommendations in this post are my own. Learn more about my rules for store partnerships by checking out my sponsorship policy and sponsor list. Christmas is less than [...]

2015 My Beauty Diary Sheet Mask Reviews Part 1: The Reviewening

2015 My Beauty Diary Sheet Mask Reviews Part 1: The Reviewening

9/2/16 update: In light of the sheet mask packing scandal that has been the talk of the AB community, I thought it'd be fun to feature some masks that aren't affected. My Beauty Diary is a Taiwanese brand whose manufacturing processes are automated and controlled within the company's factories, as you can see in this video [...]