Facial Hair Removal Adventures + Miscellaneous Updates

Facial Hair Removal Adventures + Miscellaneous Updates

My epilating spring is the best facial hair remover ever.

How to Apply Sunscreen with a Cushion Puff

How to Apply Sunscreen with a Cushion Puff

Have you ever seen Sunshine? The 2007 Danny Boyle movie stars Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, and Hiroyuki Sanada as sexy space scientists sent to reignite our dying sun with nukesand pretty pretty blue eyes, because if the sun dies, it takes us all out with it. Sunshine is one of my favorite movies, but it isn't perfect. Danny Boyle totally neglects to explore [...]

3 Asian Beauty Tools I Love (and a Couple I Can Live Without)

3 Asian Beauty Tools I Love (and a Couple I Can Live Without)

So I had this revelation while shopping at Target the other day. I was doing an unenthusiastic token pass through the beauty aisles, thinking about how long it's been since I really stopped and actively looked for beauty products to buy there, when I realized: I don't even buy freaking cotton pads at the drugstore anymore. [...]

The Best Lash Growth Serum for My Asian Eyelashes, Plus Other Asian Eyelash Tips

The Best Lash Growth Serum for My Asian Eyelashes, Plus Other Asian Eyelash Tips

And now for something completely different. My decades of Asian Eyelash Struggles are over thanks to the best lash growth serum I've ever used. I've also found the best mascara for my lashes and have picked up a couple of tricks with eyelash curler and eyelash brush. Let's talk about my HG eyelash serum and mascara (and a couple of [...]

Fiddy’s Skincare Reviews Just Got a Lot More Objective

Fiddy’s Skincare Reviews Just Got a Lot More Objective

As both a skincare blogger and a skincare fan (hobbyist? fanatic?), I've always been mildly bothered by the unavoidable subjectivity of the typical skincare product review. There are a lot of "feel" statements--"My skin feels more hydrated"--without many objective data points. I do it a lot myself, and I hate it. I've been longing to find [...]

New Konjac Sponge Sets from The Beauty Shelf, + New 20% Off Coupon Code

New Konjac Sponge Sets from The Beauty Shelf, + New 20% Off Coupon Code

Crazy Snail Disclosures: Samples of the products featured in this post were sent to me by The Beauty Shelf for testing. If you have any questions about my standards for accepting press samples, please see my sponsorship policy or contact me directly. This post contains affiliate links. Of all the beauty tools I've tried since [...]

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 [...]

Wearable Lavender FOTD and Lioele, Peripera, and Too Cool for School Swatches and Mini-Reviews

Wearable Lavender FOTD and Lioele, Peripera, and Too Cool for School Swatches and Mini-Reviews

Lavender is one of my favorite colors (and fragrances), but I had a hard time finding wearable lavender makeup until I started checking out Asian products. Today I went for light lavender eyes and lavender blush to liven up a black T-shirt on a spring day. I call this look "I used a very light [...]

First Impressions feat. CosRX AHA, Memebox Finds, Milani Baked Blushes, and More

First Impressions feat. CosRX AHA, Memebox Finds, Milani Baked Blushes, and More

Man. I haven't gotten the chance to try out so many new products, all at once, since I first started getting into Asian skin care. I got really lucky this month and got my hands on some really interesting things, and while it's too early for me to write up thorough reviews of them, I'm [...]

Feels Like Summer FOTD feat. Japanese Blush Fail

Feels Like Summer FOTD feat. Japanese Blush Fail

The other day, I read an article on Refinery29 about a Japanese blush style that sounded like it might work for me. The method involves placing the blush quite high up on the cheeks and blending it out horizontally rather than at the angle of the cheekbones. It creates a more youthful, soft, and round-cheeked appearance [...]