My Eyelash Extensions Review + Lash Extensions 101

My Eyelash Extensions Review + Lash Extensions 101

(Beauty) dreams do come true! At the age of Almost 37, I've acquired the long, lush, always curled, (semi)permanently fluttery eyelashes of my wildest (beauty) fantasies. My eyelash extensions are my absolute favorite thing right now, and I've been dying to tell you guys about them! Affiliate links are marked with an asterisk(*). If you've read about my Asian Eyelash [...]

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The Best Lash Growth Serum for My Asian Eyelashes, Plus Other Asian Eyelash Tips

The Best Lash Growth Serum for My Asian Eyelashes, Plus Other Asian Eyelash Tips

And now for something completely different. My decades of Asian Eyelash Struggles are over thanks to the best lash growth serum I've ever used. I've also found the best mascara for my lashes and have picked up a couple of tricks with eyelash curler and eyelash brush. Let's talk about my HG eyelash serum and mascara (and a couple of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Feels Like Summer FOTD feat. Japanese Blush Fail

Feels Like Summer FOTD feat. Japanese Blush Fail

The other day, I read an article on Refinery29 about a Japanese blush style that sounded like it might work for me. The method involves placing the blush quite high up on the cheeks and blending it out horizontally rather than at the angle of the cheekbones. It creates a more youthful, soft, and round-cheeked appearance [...]

Soft Spring Face of the Day Feat. Quick Tutorial for Asian Lashes

Soft Spring Face of the Day Feat. Quick Tutorial for Asian Lashes

It's a lovely sunny day where I am, the perfect kind of day for a soft spring look. This quick and easy FOTD builds a little extra pink on top of my everyday makeup look and only takes about 5 to 10 minutes to do. Products, tools, and some tips for short and stubborn Asian [...]

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 [...]