Review: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask (plus Special Event Masking Tips)

Review: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask (plus Special Event Masking Tips)

My latest delivery from Sulwhasoo US caused me extreme mixed emotions. The 20th anniversary limited edition First Care Activating Serum EX made me feel like my son last Christmas when his cool uncle got him the Cozmo. The newly launched First Care Activating Masks, on the other hand, gave me a shiver of mingled excitement and [...]

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 [...]

Reviews: Sulwhasoo Age-Veil UV Protection Cream and Perfecting Cushion Intense

Reviews: Sulwhasoo Age-Veil UV Protection Cream and Perfecting Cushion Intense

Today I unboxed and arm swatched eleven different sunscreens. Summer is coming to my part of the world, and my part of the world gets serious sun. That means it's time to get even more serious about sunscreen than before. I've been getting tired of my usual sunscreens, so I thought I lucked out when Sulwhasoo US included [...]

Review: Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil

Review: Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil

When you've lived as long as I have, you realize that anything can change in a flash. Nothing is permanent. Not even cleansing oil dry spells. After my failures with Ciracle Deep Cleansing Oil and Nature Republic Forest Garden Chamomile Cleansing Oil, my horrifying encounter with Missha Perfect BB Deep Cleansing Oil, and a couple other [...]

January 2017 Empties Report

January 2017 Empties Report

It's a new year, but I still got the same old face, and that face still needs to have things put on it and cleansed off of it on a regular basis, so I've got another batch of empties to show off! There are some classics in here, some new (to me) items, and one [...]

The Best and Worst Skincare I Used in 2016: A Holy Grail Skincare Routine

The Best and Worst Skincare I Used in 2016: A Holy Grail Skincare Routine

2016 was a pretty wild year in a lot of ways. Even my face got a taste of the turmoil. I tried a lot of different products from a lot of different brands this year, and while some of those products were truly great (and I appreciate the opportunity to try them all), others...weren't. I took [...]

Review: Sulwhasoo Radiance Energy Mask

Review: Sulwhasoo Radiance Energy Mask

December 28 update: I've been told that the spatula may not be real jade. Checking on that now. Precious gems in skincare tend to leave me cold, since the skincare benefits of ground up jewelry are, at best, both questionable and temporary. But I have an irrational reverence for jade. My first piece of real jewelry was a classic plain [...]