Review: Amorepacific Intensive Vitalizing Eye Essence

Review: Amorepacific Intensive Vitalizing Eye Essence

Christopher Walken once said that Winston Churchill once said that "the eyes are the windows of your face," and I've been thinking about that quote a lot lately as I've gathered my notes for this review of Amorepacific Intensive Vitalizing Eye Essence. The product reviewed in this post was provided by a Fifty Shades of Snail [...]

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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 [...]

December 2016 Empties Report

December 2016 Empties Report

My skincare closet is overflowing with bottles and jars, and not all of them have stuff in them anymore. It's time for a purge! Some of the products in this post were provided by Fifty Shades of Snail sponsors and are disclosed individually in the text. Affiliate links are marked with an asterisk(*). Holy grail [...]

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 [...]

Sulwhasoo & AmorePacific Gift for Fifty Shades of Snail Readers

Sulwhasoo & AmorePacific Gift for Fifty Shades of Snail Readers

Just a quick one today to alert you guys to a special gift that one of my favorite K-beauty brands (and one of my potential future favorite K-beauty brands) is offering to my US readers! Affiliate links are marked with an asterisk(*). If you looked through my last few months' worth of evening skincare routine posts [...]