Beans vs Blossoms: The Botanical Anti-Aging Serum Showdown

Beans vs Blossoms: The Botanical Anti-Aging Serum Showdown

In my last post, I talked about how serums are among the few skincare product types that can be expected to deliver real skin improvements, since serums can be formulated to target a single, specific problem, without the limitations that primary functions like cleansing or moisturization would impose. I'm nothing if not good at pretending like [...]

Review: COSRX Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion

Review: COSRX Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion

Out here in Fiddyland, the long, hard winter (it got down to 41°F one night!) is finally giving way to spring. There's a little more moisture in the air and a little less bite (41°F that one time!!). It's time to reevaluate my routine (again) and consider adding a lighter moisturizer to my skincare wardrobe. Maybe [...]

Papa Recipe 2 Step Skin Cleaning Solution Review, Volume 1: Surprise Obsession

Papa Recipe 2 Step Skin Cleaning Solution Review, Volume 1: Surprise Obsession

I wasn't planning to write this review today (or anytime soon, really). For the last five nights, I've been sweatily grunting and straining to push out a big, difficult post that took shape in my head months ago but refuses to pass into solid reality. But after cleansing (my face!) this morning, I found I couldn't wait [...]

Review: COSRX Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence

Review: COSRX Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence

Yeah, so, obviously the thing to do with this product would be to open with a witty comment about its original name, but I got nothin'. I'm just happy and appreciative of COSRX's openness to hearing feedback from their international customers and changing the product's name to the Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence. Affiliate links in [...]

Review: Annie’s Way Honey Deep Moisturizing Mask

Review: Annie’s Way Honey Deep Moisturizing Mask

The product reviewed here was provided by Beauteque. To learn more about my rules for accepting sponsored products, please read my sponsorship policy. I think it's probably become pretty clear that I really like masks. And I really love honey. So when US-based K-beauty retailer Beauteque got in touch with me about reviewing something from [...]

Guest Review: My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask, 2015 Edition!

Guest Review: My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask, 2015 Edition!

Crazy Snail Lady editorial note: Redditor /u/GiveMeABreak25 is back with an unboxing and review of the 2015 My Beauty Diary Black Pearl masks! I have struggled with how to tell you all this since my last time reporting to you with the help of the Crazy Snail Lady. This is not so much a good [...]

Guest Post: New My Beauty Diary Masks for 2015!

Guest Post: New My Beauty Diary Masks for 2015!

Note from Auntie Snail: I wouldn't know anywhere near as much as I do about Asian skincare if not for the amazing community over at Reddit's /r/AsianBeauty. Today, one of those amazing community members, /u/GiveMeABreak25, gives us the scoop on the new My Beauty Diary masks she's uncovered for 2015! It all started off as [...]

Bees Are My New Snails, + I’m From Honey Mask Review (UPDATED!)

Bees Are My New Snails, + I’m From Honey Mask Review (UPDATED!)

Note from Fiddy: Originally published on May 7, 2015, this review was updated with a revised rating and some new observations on 2/23/16. New content is in purple. Hi, honey! (´ε` )♡ If you've been following me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I've developed a slight honey problem. The problem is that I can't get [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Google Translate to Write Package Copy

Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Google Translate to Write Package Copy

I was looking through my bins o' sheet masks earlier and found myself drawn to the ElishaCoy Honey & Royal Jelly. As my eyes scanned down the front of the packet, however, my attraction quickly turned to some straight-up WUT. Why, you ask? Let's take a closer look. Let that sink in. Maybe reading a [...]

Preview: Missha Longer Name Ampoule and CosRX Returning A-Sol Have Arrived!

Preview: Missha Longer Name Ampoule and CosRX Returning A-Sol Have Arrived!

Aww yiss. After weeks in transit and customs limbo, my little RoseRoseShop parcel has arrived, containing two of the most exciting Korean skin care products I've ever gotten my hands on. I'm so stoked to try out the CosRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol and the Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Borabit Ampoule! CosRX Natural [...]