Off-Blog: My Dewy Skin Tips at GlowieCo

Off-Blog: My Dewy Skin Tips at GlowieCo

As many of you may know, I do some freelance writing, both because I like money and because I like having additional platforms from which to spew my never-ending thoughts about skincare. I've recently taken on the new AB e-tailer GlowieCo, which launched with a selection of awesome Taiwanese and Japanese skincare products. I really [...]

Review: My Beauty Diary Moisture Power Brightening Black Pearl EX+ Mask

Review: My Beauty Diary Moisture Power Brightening Black Pearl EX+ Mask

There are brands so familiar that despite regular use, I hardly ever think about reviewing them anymore. I take them for granted and project my shameful lack of appreciation on everyone else, too. My Beauty Diary, the first brand I ever wrote about on this blog, is one of the brands I often forget to [...]

Beauty Monogamy: My Long-Term (Skincare) Relationships

Beauty Monogamy: My Long-Term (Skincare) Relationships

Skincare products come and go, but these regularly repurchased holy grails are here to stay.

A Good Low pH Cleanser Isn’t Hard to Find (Anymore)

A Good Low pH Cleanser Isn’t Hard to Find (Anymore)

It's funny thinking about it now, but I actually didn't get into skincare at all until I was 33. Before then, I typically washed my face with whatever decently priced and usually scrubby facial cleanser was on sale at the drugstore. I thought the dry, tight, desperate-for-moisturizer feeling I got after every wash meant my [...]

My Top 6 Day Moisturizers for Spring and Summer

My Top 6 Day Moisturizers for Spring and Summer

These six day creams deliver hydration and moisture without greasiness or long drying times.

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 [...]

Surprise Discount on Three of My Naruko Faves

Surprise Discount on Three of My Naruko Faves

So I was looking at Instagram today when a DM came in from my longtime beautyfriend Rachel at Naruko US, letting me know that she'd created a coupon code for my readers for a few items she knows I like a lot. At first I was like, "Ooh, that's so nice!" And then I realized [...]

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 [...]

Big Naruko US Year of the Rooster Giveaway!

Big Naruko US Year of the Rooster Giveaway!

With the Lunar New Year just behind us, let's get the Year of the Cock started out right with another nice big giveaway from Naruko US! Giveaway prizes provided by Naruko US. Affiliate links in this post are marked with an asterisk(*). I've been working on this giveaway with my friends at Taiwanese beauty brand [...]

Review: Naruko Jingcheng 60 Actives Youth Activating Enhancer

Review: Naruko Jingcheng 60 Actives Youth Activating Enhancer

They may not be as exciting as serums and ampoules, but hydrating toners are some of my favorite Asian beauty products. One such hydrating toner is the very clearly named Naruko Jingcheng 60 Actives Youth Activating Enhancer. Personally, I think we should all know from the name exactly what this thing does, but just in case you're [...]