Read Me on Fashionista: 9 YouTube Tutorials to Help You Achieve a Flawless Korean Makeup Look

Read Me on Fashionista: 9 YouTube Tutorials to Help You Achieve a Flawless Korean Makeup Look

Confession: I didn't know how to do my makeup well (I mean, relatively well--I still have lots of learning to do before my face starts sagging to the floor and creates entirely new makeup challenges) until earlier this year. The problem was that almost all of the makeup resources I'd seen were geared towards Western [...]

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Can’t Give Up that “Squeaky Clean” Feeling? Minimize the Damage.

Can’t Give Up that “Squeaky Clean” Feeling? Minimize the Damage.

Crazy Snail Lady Note: The cleansers discussed in this post were given to me by retailers for review. To learn more about my sponsorship policy and testing schedule, please visit this page. There are no referral or affiliate links in this post. About a week ago, I posted some teaser news about one of my [...]

Review: Berrisom Placenta Firming Hydro Gel Eye Patch

Review: Berrisom Placenta Firming Hydro Gel Eye Patch

Anti-aging for the undereye area can be such a pain. Moisturizers do help plump up and smooth out the skin, but many eye creams aren't worth their price due to a low concentration of actives, while in my experience, many facial moisturizers irritate my eyes thanks to fragrances and the like. Actives like AHAs, retinoids, and vitamin [...]

Bees Hate Me!

Bees Hate Me!

Today I got a glorious parcel in the mail. It contained the final missing piece of my Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr. Honey collection: the Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Cream. The jar is absolutely spectacular. But of course it's what's on the inside that counts. What's on the inside is a [...]

COSRX Teaser News

COSRX Teaser News

For most of us who follow the hybrid Western/Asian SCA and AB skincare philosophy, cleansers with a high pH are practically verboten. Snow White and the Asian Pear agrees. Skin and Tonics does, too. The natural pH of a healthy skin barrier is slightly acidic. Cleansers that are too alkaline--that have a high pH--disrupt the skin barrier, [...]

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 [...]

Review: Innisfree Green Tea Pure Cleansing Oil, + When, Why, & How to Double Cleanse

Review: Innisfree Green Tea Pure Cleansing Oil, + When, Why, & How to Double Cleanse

Ever since I started learning about skincare in general and Asian skincare in particular, few common practices have made me cringe as hard as the practice of not removing one's makeup at night. If you want your skin to be as clear, healthy, and radiant as possible, then consistent cleansing is a must. If you [...]