Guest Post: A Visit to the Sulwhasoo Spa in Hong Kong

Guest Post: A Visit to the Sulwhasoo Spa in Hong Kong

Note from Fiddy: Today's post is brought to you by my friend Karen. Karen recently visited the Sulwhasoo Beauty Lounge in Hong Kong, and I wanted to share her experience. Enjoy! Hi hi! I’m Karen, otherwise known as @skin_karen on Instagram. I recently received a facial treatment at a Sulwhasoo Spa in Hong Kong, and [...]

Introducing the Reflect Beauty Awards: A Celebration of Diverse Beauty

Introducing the Reflect Beauty Awards: A Celebration of Diverse Beauty

A note from Fiddy: I'm happy to be joining the team at Reflect Beauty, a new media collective that promotes true diversity in today's beauty and wellness spaces. Here's an intro from my colleagues at the site! By Sheila Marmon and Nikki Walton of ReflectBeauty.com #RepresentationInBeautyMatters and we all deserve an equal opportunity to not [...]

Off-Blog: 10-Minute Skincare Routines and BTS x Mediheal Mask Review

Off-Blog: 10-Minute Skincare Routines and BTS x Mediheal Mask Review

Lately I've been realizing that my writing is spread across a few different sites, so I should be better at linking articles here when I want to share them. Here are two recent ones I wrote for Beautytap! Back to School Beauty: 10-Minute Skincare for Busy Students I know I'm prone to very long skincare [...]

The Next Stage of Skincare as Self-Care: Passing It On

The Next Stage of Skincare as Self-Care: Passing It On

Hi, guys. I'm back. Looking at the front page of this blog, I realize that it's been over six months since I posted anything here. I'm sorry for the long absence. This year has been a blur, with some pretty intense work, personal, and mental health struggles. Blogging took a backseat to just getting through [...]

On Skin Woes, Self-Esteem, and Self-Love

On Skin Woes, Self-Esteem, and Self-Love

Today has been a horribly sad day, for reasons that I won't go into because I almost never feel it is my place to do publicly. What I will go into is what I've been thinking all day, which is that more than anything else, our world needs positive forces in it to counteract the [...]

Facial Hair Removal Adventures + Miscellaneous Updates

Facial Hair Removal Adventures + Miscellaneous Updates

My epilating spring is the best facial hair remover ever.

Guest Post: Pregnancy Skincare Dos and Don’ts with Dr. Joyce

Guest Post: Pregnancy Skincare Dos and Don’ts with Dr. Joyce

Over the past couple of years, I have gotten a ton of questions about skincare during pregnancy. Questions that I've never been comfortable with answering, since I chose to follow the Way of Parental Disappointment and not become a doctor. But today I bring you...pregnancy skincare tips from a doctor! Our guest poster, Dr. Joyce, is [...]

Weekend Reading: My W2Beauty Skincare Articles Roundup

Weekend Reading: My W2Beauty Skincare Articles Roundup

Let's do something different this weekend. I've been working hard on projects outside the blog, and it's time to share. As I mentioned earlier, I've joined the editorial team at the newly relaunched W2Beauty. I and the rest of the "K-Beauty Squad"--which includes the amazing Coco Park of The Beauty Wolf fame--will be writing about [...]

Guest Post: Skincare Swap Experiment with Snow White and the Asian Pear

Guest Post: Skincare Swap Experiment with Snow White and the Asian Pear

By guest blogger Cat of Snow White and the Asian Pear You know what's a terrible idea? Copying someone else's skincare routine step-for-step, especially if they have a different skin type than you, live in a different climate, and have completely different skin goals. Naturally, that meant that when the idea of swapping skincare routines with [...]

Guest Post: On Asian Beauty Hype, Appropriation, and a Global Skincare Routine

Guest Post: On Asian Beauty Hype, Appropriation, and a Global Skincare Routine

Among online beauty communities, the international community of Asian cosmetics enthusiasts located in, or originally from, the Western hemisphere--commonly known as the Asian Beauty or AB community--is considered one of the friendliest and most drama-free. But there are dark currents of controversy hidden beneath the placid surface of the AB ocean. Some of those controversies are [...]