Mr. Crazy Snail Lady Got His Own Routine…

Mr. Crazy Snail Lady Got His Own Routine…

...and he's loving it! My other half will be hydrating his skin and protecting it from free radical damage with the Innisfree Green Tea line. Some COSRX will get in the mix eventually, too. I've always thought it's awesome when men care about their skin. Now I think the already awesome Mr Crazy Snail Lady [...]

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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 [...]

Lavender FOTD Take Two; Makeup (and Skincare) as Hobby and Art

Lavender FOTD Take Two; Makeup (and Skincare) as Hobby and Art

For those who don't share my passion, it must sound really weird to hear makeup called a hobby or an art. Over the last six months or so, however, those are exactly what the act of applying makeup has become for me. Makeup as art I can't draw or paint or decorate a house to save [...]

Wearable Lavender FOTD and Lioele, Peripera, and Too Cool for School Swatches and Mini-Reviews

Wearable Lavender FOTD and Lioele, Peripera, and Too Cool for School Swatches and Mini-Reviews

Lavender is one of my favorite colors (and fragrances), but I had a hard time finding wearable lavender makeup until I started checking out Asian products. Today I went for light lavender eyes and lavender blush to liven up a black T-shirt on a spring day. I call this look "I used a very light [...]

5 Ways Your Makeup Could Be Aging You (And How to Fix It)

5 Ways Your Makeup Could Be Aging You (And How to Fix It)

I talk a lot on this blog about anti-aging skin care ingredients, products, and routines, and I've even covered some good habits for healthy skin. There's no doubt about it, the best way to prevent visible signs of aging is to take proper care of your skin. But I've also shown you some of my [...]

Review: The New 2015 Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++!!!!

Review: The New 2015 Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++!!!!

Guys, I have an announcement. I'm engaged! Yes, that's right. The new 2015 Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence sunscreen and I plan to elope soon. We will make our lifelong commit to each other official on a sunny beach (while wearing adequate sun protection, of course). We will spend our lives supporting each other in [...]

Feels Like Summer FOTD feat. Japanese Blush Fail

Feels Like Summer FOTD feat. Japanese Blush Fail

The other day, I read an article on Refinery29 about a Japanese blush style that sounded like it might work for me. The method involves placing the blush quite high up on the cheeks and blending it out horizontally rather than at the angle of the cheekbones. It creates a more youthful, soft, and round-cheeked appearance [...]