The Best of 2020: Health, Fitness, and Haircare Faves

The Best of 2020: Health, Fitness, and Haircare Faves

In the first installment of my Best of 2020 list, I mentioned how the events of 2020 forced me to learn how interconnected all of our pursuits are and how important our habits can be for keeping our heads above water, mentally. Two of the three favorites in this list are health and wellness products, [...]

The Best of 2020: Skincare Faves

The Best of 2020: Skincare Faves

You know how I know 2021 is going to be a better year than 2020? Because it's January and I not only remembered that I want to write a best of 2020 roundup, but am actually doing it instead of pushing it aside for so long that it becomes pointless to even publish it (who [...]

Updated Review: Missha All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

Updated Review: Missha All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

High protection with a weightless, invisible finish: Missha All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel almost has it all.

Sponsored: Kose SEKKISEI at Costco, a Japanese Skincare Surprise

Sponsored: Kose SEKKISEI at Costco, a Japanese Skincare Surprise

It's been a long time since I've fallen in love with a cleansing oil or an emulsion, but KOSE SEKKISEI did it.

Review: COSRX Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence

Review: COSRX Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence

How does the new COSRX Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence compare to the beloved Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence?

Review: Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Invigorating Sleeping Mask

Review: Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Invigorating Sleeping Mask

I'm upset. I'm upset to have fallen in love with a product. I haven't been this upset since the last time I fell in love with a lavishly priced Sulwhasoo mask, the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask, and that was back in 2017. The only reason I'm not more upset right now is that while [...]

Off-Blog: Book Update and New COSRX Reviews

Off-Blog: Book Update and New COSRX Reviews

Lately it feels as if all of my writing is for outlets other than this blog, whether it's for my Instagram (home for reviews and rants that can fit into a single caption and usually only require one picture) or for other sites (which I do have to do, because bills). But I am writing, and [...]

Off-Blog: Sheet Mask Hacks, Beauty Vitamins, and COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream

Off-Blog: Sheet Mask Hacks, Beauty Vitamins, and COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream

Time rushes on, summer turns into even hotter Second Summer, and I've got a fresh batch of off-blog articles for you! First up, over on new AB shop GlowieCo's blog, I've gathered five of my favorite sheet mask tips and tricks to get the most out of your masking sessions. I’m a very frequent and [...]

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 [...]

Review: NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 (CAIS2)

Review: NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 (CAIS2)

This review has been a long time coming. Not just because it typically takes me at least one or two months to determine whether a "serious" (e.g. anti-aging or spot fading) product actually does anything for me, but also because I've had a bias against Deciem brands for the longest time. Especially against NIOD, the [...]