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 [...]

News Quickie: Two More Places to Find Fiddy

News Quickie: Two More Places to Find Fiddy

Like a virus or a succulent that's being totally extra, I enjoy propagating myself as far and wide as possible. Which is why I sometimes take on writing gigs off the blog. I want to let you guys know about two of my upcoming off-blog projects! First up and of particular interest to Kbeauty fans [...]

Announcements: Snails on a Plane + Some T-Beauty Sales and Discounts

Announcements: Snails on a Plane + Some T-Beauty Sales and Discounts

Quickie today! I'm sorry for the lack of posts lately--there's been a lot going on, but I'll be back at you with fresh reviews very soon. Affiliate links in this post are marked with an asterisk(*). In the meantime, three announcements: Early in the morning, I'll be flying out to NEW YORK CITY!!! To meet [...]

Great Balls of Sunscreen: The Inventor Interview and Giveaway

Great Balls of Sunscreen: The Inventor Interview and Giveaway

Summer is coming, not that it isn't already sunny enough where I live, and I'm currently testing over a dozen different sunscreens. (Not kidding.) You could say sun damage has been on my mind. But no matter how much I like any of the sunscreens I'm trying, none of them solve one of the most basic [...]

News Quickie: Laneige US Site Launch Incoming

News Quickie: Laneige US Site Launch Incoming

Just a quickie for any US-based Laneige fans out there: as of April 1, the brand will be selling directly from Laneige's new official US site. Currently, they're offering a coupon code for a Water Sleeping Mask gift with pre-launch signups for the brand's newsletter, so click here if you'd like to stay informed about Laneige US [...]

Naruko CNY Giveaway Winners

Naruko CNY Giveaway Winners

It's that time again...time to announce some giveaway winners! The 10 winners of the Naruko x Fifty Shades of Snail CNY "Year of the Cock" giveaway, randomly selected by Rafflecopter, are: 1. Stephanie Moore 2. Luna Gray 3. Caitlyn Ferdinand 4. Jen Anderson 5. Marta Kubic 6. Pamela Puglisi 7. Amy Casanova 8. Minna Chow [...]

Casual Weekend: Hamster Butts and Memebox Codes!

Casual Weekend: Hamster Butts and Memebox Codes!

Update: I'm out of codes, but enjoy the hamster butts anyway! There are a lot of things I didn't realize I'd end up doing when I first started this blog. Purchasing an actual camera, for one thing; learning how to take (and edit) a decent product photo. Letting the Internet see my mishaps and mistakes. And--one [...]

Sulwhasoo & AmorePacific Gift for Fifty Shades of Snail Readers

Sulwhasoo & AmorePacific Gift for Fifty Shades of Snail Readers

Just a quick one today to alert you guys to a special gift that one of my favorite K-beauty brands (and one of my potential future favorite K-beauty brands) is offering to my US readers! Affiliate links are marked with an asterisk(*). If you looked through my last few months' worth of evening skincare routine posts [...]

Mega Naruko Giveaway Winners!

Mega Naruko Giveaway Winners!

It's here! Rafflecopter has randomly selected the 10 winners of my mega giveaway with Naruko Boutique US, I've gotten in touch with the lucky contestants and verified their information, and now it's time to see who won a share of the massive pile of goodies Naruko is generously giving away! The winners of the giveaway, [...]

My Beauty Diary 2016: Is the Update an Upgrade?

My Beauty Diary 2016: Is the Update an Upgrade?

In the insanely crowded and competitive Asian skincare industry, product repackaging and/or reformulation are common tactics for brands fighting the never-ending fight to retain customers' interest in their products. Sometimes the product updates work, like when My Beauty Diary revamped their main sheet mask line last year. Other times, though, a product update feels like when [...]