The Best of 2020: Health, Fitness, and Haircare Faves

The Best of 2020: Health, Fitness, and Haircare Faves

In the first installment of my Best of 2020 list, I mentioned how the events of 2020 forced me to learn how interconnected all of our pursuits are and how important our habits can be for keeping our heads above water, mentally. Two of the three favorites in this list are health and wellness products, [...]

The Best of 2020: Skincare Faves

The Best of 2020: Skincare Faves

You know how I know 2021 is going to be a better year than 2020? Because it's January and I not only remembered that I want to write a best of 2020 roundup, but am actually doing it instead of pushing it aside for so long that it becomes pointless to even publish it (who [...]

Off-Blog: Book Update and New COSRX Reviews

Off-Blog: Book Update and New COSRX Reviews

Lately it feels as if all of my writing is for outlets other than this blog, whether it's for my Instagram (home for reviews and rants that can fit into a single caption and usually only require one picture) or for other sites (which I do have to do, because bills). But I am writing, and [...]

Off-Blog: Sheet Mask Ingredients, Anti-Aging Lessons, Acids Prep

Off-Blog: Sheet Mask Ingredients, Anti-Aging Lessons, Acids Prep

I don't post nearly as much here as I do on Instagram, but I am always writing something! Here are my latest articles on other sites. GlowieCo and I have developed a good relationship primarily based on our shared love of Taiwanese sheet masks. I've wanted to write a big sheet mask ingredient guide for [...]

Off-Blog: Sheet Mask Hacks, Beauty Vitamins, and COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream

Off-Blog: Sheet Mask Hacks, Beauty Vitamins, and COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream

Time rushes on, summer turns into even hotter Second Summer, and I've got a fresh batch of off-blog articles for you! First up, over on new AB shop GlowieCo's blog, I've gathered five of my favorite sheet mask tips and tricks to get the most out of your masking sessions. I’m a very frequent and [...]

Off-Blog: Lip and Eye Patch Masking Tips

Off-Blog: Lip and Eye Patch Masking Tips

I promised I'd be better at linking my off-blog articles! Today's is in the Beautytap editorial section and features tips for maximizing the effects of lip and eye masks. I don’t use lip patches nearly as often as eye patches. In the first place, I’m not that preoccupied with my lips. As long as they’re [...]

The Super Seven: Skincare Classics I Never Want to Go Without

The Super Seven: Skincare Classics I Never Want to Go Without

These seven Korean and Japanese skincare products stand the test of time.

Beauty Monogamy: My Long-Term (Skincare) Relationships

Beauty Monogamy: My Long-Term (Skincare) Relationships

Skincare products come and go, but these regularly repurchased holy grails are here to stay.

A Good Low pH Cleanser Isn’t Hard to Find (Anymore)

A Good Low pH Cleanser Isn’t Hard to Find (Anymore)

It's funny thinking about it now, but I actually didn't get into skincare at all until I was 33. Before then, I typically washed my face with whatever decently priced and usually scrubby facial cleanser was on sale at the drugstore. I thought the dry, tight, desperate-for-moisturizer feeling I got after every wash meant my [...]

Summer 2017 Dud Awards, + Misc Fiddy News

Summer 2017 Dud Awards, + Misc Fiddy News

Find out why I detest Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil. Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, and Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix.