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 [...]

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7 Masks 1 Goal Part 2: The Mask That Caused Me Physical Pain & the Scariest Hydrogel Around

7 Masks 1 Goal Part 2: The Mask That Caused Me Physical Pain & the Scariest Hydrogel Around

When I chose the masks I used in my 7 Masks 1 Goal whitening experiment, my criteria were simple. I wanted the masks to contain niacinamide, and I also looked for licorice root extract, two lightening agents that have been proven to produce results on excess melanin and hyperpigmentation. It seems the combo isn't terribly common [...]

#1일1팩 Review: My Beauty Diary White Truffle Fantastic Whitening Mask

#1일1팩 Review: My Beauty Diary White Truffle Fantastic Whitening Mask

For over a year, I used My Beauty Diary sheet masks almost exclusively. I tended to stick to the very popular, tried and true varieties, like Black Pearl and Imperial Bird's Nest. And then I got bored. And then I started mask hauling, experimenting with different brands, trying out hydrogels, and getting generally lost in a [...]

7 Masks 1 Goal: The Conclusion Part 1, Plus 2 Whitening Mask Mini-Reviews

7 Masks 1 Goal: The Conclusion Part 1, Plus 2 Whitening Mask Mini-Reviews

A bit over a week ago, I came up with an experiment. I wanted to see whether daily use of sheet masks containing specific ingredients could produce real, lasting improvements to skin--essentially, I wanted to disprove the idea that sheet masks are for temporary results only. I'm very happy to say that I proved myself [...]

Spring/Summer 2015 Routine Overhaul Status: Complete!

Spring/Summer 2015 Routine Overhaul Status: Complete!

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: flexibility is critical to maintaining healthy skin. Your skin is a complex living ecosystem, subject to all sorts of ever-changing influences, like diet, lifestyle, stress levels, living environment, overall climate, and day-to-day fluctuations in the weather. And if that wasn't complicated enough, just about anyone's skin [...]

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 [...]

#1일1팩 Review: My Beauty Diary Platinum Mandelic Acid Brightening Mask

#1일1팩 Review: My Beauty Diary Platinum Mandelic Acid Brightening Mask

After many trials and tribulations, I'm finally ready to review the My Beauty Diary Mandelic Acid Brightening Mask! But before we get into it, let's talk about this mask's learning curve. Because I've never before encountered a mask that had a learning curve. They wouldn't have had a learning curve if I'd bothered to read [...]