Review: Skinfood Honey Black Tea Cleansing Cream

Review: Skinfood Honey Black Tea Cleansing Cream

Nobody's perfect; nobody can pick a winner every time. And when outside factors like boredom or general GrassIsGreener Disease creep into the mix, the chance of picking a not-winner increases significantly. But enough about the questionable romantic decisions of my long-gone twenties. We're here to talk about the Skinfood Honey Black Tea Cleansing Cream! A [...]

Review: Scinic Snail All In One Ampoule, Plus Two Bonus Snail Sheet Mask Mini-Reviews!

Review: Scinic Snail All In One Ampoule, Plus Two Bonus Snail Sheet Mask Mini-Reviews!

I've never been particularly good at keeping up with trends. And that is not a hipster humblebrag. The truth is that I can barely dress myself, which is why I tend to stick to my basics and neutrals and classic styles. Harder to go wrong. I'm a lot more experimental and forward-looking with skincare, obviously, [...]

Mini-Review Bonanza: The Hydrogel Edition

Mini-Review Bonanza: The Hydrogel Edition

It's been a while since I've done a sheet mask or hydrogel mask review, and that vexes me. It vexes me terribly. Sorry, Gladiator is on. I still love these one-use wonders just as much as I ever did, and probably even more now that I've been using them in the mornings whenever I wake up [...]

Sample Sampler Vol. 1, feat. A.True and Dear by Enprani

Sample Sampler Vol. 1, feat. A.True and Dear by Enprani

One of my favorite Korean beauty bloggers, Steph over at Misc. Bliss, does two things I really admire. Number one, she actually uses the samples she gets. And number two, she blogs about them, in a series called Sample Sundays, a concept that I am about to shamelessly steal, because I have a little problem. [...]

June Korean Makeup Faves

June Korean Makeup Faves

Among the AB community, there's a pretty commonly held belief that Western makeup is better than Asian. Asian skincare offers far more variety and customization than Western, which is why many of us find that it works better to solve our skin problems, but Western makeup brands tend to offer more color choices, allowing for [...]

Spring/Summer 2015 Routine Overhaul Status: Complete!

Spring/Summer 2015 Routine Overhaul Status: Complete!

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: flexibility is critical to maintaining healthy skin. Your skin is a complex living ecosystem, subject to all sorts of ever-changing influences, like diet, lifestyle, stress levels, living environment, overall climate, and day-to-day fluctuations in the weather. And if that wasn't complicated enough, just about anyone's skin [...]

Review: Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off Face Scrub + Some Safe Scrub Tips

Review: Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off Face Scrub + Some Safe Scrub Tips

Though I love chemical exfoliation for daily skin maintenance, sometimes nothing beats a scrub. A good scrub instantly enlivens your complexion and gives you that baby-cheek softness you just can't stop touching. (Wash your hands first, though.) But not just any scrub will do. Today I want to talk about Skinfood's best-of-breed face scrub, the Skinfood [...]