Review: Etude House Real Art Moisture Cleansing Oil

Review: Etude House Real Art Moisture Cleansing Oil

Of all the different product types assembled in my extensive skincare wardrobe, cleansing oil is the one I think about the least. I mean, there's just not that much to think about. You've got your oils to break down and loosen up makeup and sunscreen, your emulsifier(s) to enable easy rinsing with water, maybe a [...]

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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 [...]

Innisfree Haul and Summer Prep Routine Changes

Innisfree Haul and Summer Prep Routine Changes

Tinfoil time! Innisfree either has psychics on staff or a deal with the NSA, because they always seem to have a great deal or promotion going just when I'm running out of my staples and looking for a change. Check out what I got and how my routine will be changing (spoiler: I'm replacing some [...]

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 [...]

My Innisfree Sale Haul is Here!

My Innisfree Sale Haul is Here!

You know what turns a good Saturday into a great Saturday? Checking the mail, finding a slip in there notifying me that I have a package waiting at the front office, and going to the office to be handed a nice big Innisfree-branded box! My haul from the recent Innisfreeworld 2+2 hydrogel and free shipping sale has [...]

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 [...]

International Face of the Day feat. Japanese mascara, Korean BB cream, and US everything else.

International Face of the Day feat. Japanese mascara, Korean BB cream, and US everything else.

Well! Finally managed to take a few selfies that don't make me cringe and want to live in a cave forever, so here's my first FOTD. Pictures taken in indirect natural light, a few feet away from the bedroom window at midday. Product list and tools below! Product list: Skin: Missha M Perfect Cover BB [...]