HGs Revisited: Sulwhasoo US Lunar New Year Special Editions

HGs Revisited: Sulwhasoo US Lunar New Year Special Editions

After all the salt I spewed over the weekend, I'm glad to have something positive to talk about. The Year of the Dog is almost upon us, and that means Lunar New Year promotions and specials. Sulwhasoo's LNY promotions feature several of my longtime favorite skincare products, which I'm already determined to get onto as [...]

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask: The $24 Mask I Gave to My Boss

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask: The $24 Mask I Gave to My Boss

Are the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Masks worth the money?

Review: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask (plus Special Event Masking Tips)

Review: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask (plus Special Event Masking Tips)

My latest delivery from Sulwhasoo US caused me extreme mixed emotions. The 20th anniversary limited edition First Care Activating Serum EX made me feel like my son last Christmas when his cool uncle got him the Cozmo. The newly launched First Care Activating Masks, on the other hand, gave me a shiver of mingled excitement and [...]

Updated: The Burdens of Originality: A Beautibi Box Review

Updated: The Burdens of Originality: A Beautibi Box Review

September 30, 2019 update: Unfortunately, Beautibi is no longer carrying this box and is in the process of closing down. However, 23.5N products can now be found at GlowieCo, and I've updated my links to reflect that.  In the past couple of years, Asian Beauty e-boutiques have popped up across the US and Canada like adorable [...]

The Best and Worst Skincare I Used in 2016: A Holy Grail Skincare Routine

The Best and Worst Skincare I Used in 2016: A Holy Grail Skincare Routine

2016 was a pretty wild year in a lot of ways. Even my face got a taste of the turmoil. I tried a lot of different products from a lot of different brands this year, and while some of those products were truly great (and I appreciate the opportunity to try them all), others...weren't. I took [...]

Review: Sulwhasoo Radiance Energy Mask

Review: Sulwhasoo Radiance Energy Mask

December 28 update: I've been told that the spatula may not be real jade. Checking on that now. Precious gems in skincare tend to leave me cold, since the skincare benefits of ground up jewelry are, at best, both questionable and temporary. But I have an irrational reverence for jade. My first piece of real jewelry was a classic plain [...]

Reader Questions: Why I Use Sheet Masks After Serums

Reader Questions: Why I Use Sheet Masks After Serums

I use my Instagram account partly as a public skincare diary. I take and post photos of my morning and night routines to show how I put all those things in my beauty stash together on a daily basis. With my evening routines, there's almost always a mask involved. That has led to many people asking me [...]