Spring 2017 Empties Report

Spring 2017 Empties Report

Today I opened my skincare closet and a massive pile of empties fell out, so I decided to divert some time and energy from the reviews I'm working on and write (some of) those empties up. Affiliate links are marked with an asterisk(*). Some of the products featured in this post were provided by Fifty [...]

My Fast Morning Skincare Routine

My Fast Morning Skincare Routine

I originally planned to title this post "My Busy Mom Skincare Routine" but changed my mind because you don't have to be a parent to want your skin to look its best yet rarely have time (or energy) in the morning for a multi-layered AB routine. My morning rush is dictated by the need to [...]

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 [...]

I Solved My Blush Storage Problem

I Solved My Blush Storage Problem

Blushes are cheap, and I've somehow accumulated a lot of them. I've gotten so many different colors and have become so comfortable with applying them that I've started planning looks around which blush I feel like wearing on any given day. And I like blush so much that storing them in a makeup bag out of [...]

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 [...]

First Impressions feat. CosRX AHA, Memebox Finds, Milani Baked Blushes, and More

First Impressions feat. CosRX AHA, Memebox Finds, Milani Baked Blushes, and More

Man. I haven't gotten the chance to try out so many new products, all at once, since I first started getting into Asian skin care. I got really lucky this month and got my hands on some really interesting things, and while it's too early for me to write up thorough reviews of them, I'm [...]

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 [...]