Oh My Snails! The COSRX Holy Moly Snail Mask Review

Oh My Snails! The COSRX Holy Moly Snail Mask Review

It's here! The COSRX snail sheet mask that COSRX snail lovers like me have been dreaming of ever since our favorite kooky-clinical-affordable-whimsical K-beauty skincare brand let me announce it all the way back in May is finally here! I've had mine since Saturday, and I've been busily masking and thinking and second-guessing what I've been thinking. Now down to just a [...]

How to Exfoliate: When to Choose Scrubs over Acids, Plus Two Scrub Reviews

How to Exfoliate: When to Choose Scrubs over Acids, Plus Two Scrub Reviews

It has come to my attention that out of the four members of the Snailcast's Snail Unit, I'm the only one who likes physical exfoliation. Fiddy scrubs alone. And after spending so much time writing about how to exfoliate with acids yesterday, I feel the need to speak up in defense of my precious scrubs. You shouldn't [...]

#Enabled: May Skincare Purchases and the Stories Behind Them (aka Shopping Habits of a Beauty Blogger)

#Enabled: May Skincare Purchases and the Stories Behind Them (aka Shopping Habits of a Beauty Blogger)

As a beauty blogger, I make a lot of skincare purchases. Many more, I imagine, than a typical non-blogger beauty consumer would. We've talked a bit about blogger shopping habits here and there on the Snailcast, and I'm sure I've mentioned mine in passing elsewhere, but I don't think I've ever sat down and walked [...]

The Snailcast Ep. 11 is here!

Don't miss "Condoms, Dead Things, and Shade (as Usual)," a listener Q&A session!

#GlowSquad Presents: Birthday Wishes from Fiddy Snails

#GlowSquad Presents: Birthday Wishes from Fiddy Snails

“I don’t accept skincare as a chore. If the aesthetics of the product don’t bring me joy, then the results have to, or I’m going to drop it faster than you can say Beauty Product Policewoman’s Preference.” Why I love Glow Recipe, written to celebrate their first birthday.

GLOW RECIPE

One of our favorite K-beauty bloggers, Fifty Shades of Snail, wrote us a sweet birthday letter in the form of a blog post! Read on as Fiddy waxes poetic about Blossom Jeju, LJH, and Glow Recipe-ness. Thank you Fiddy, we ❤ you!

Man. A lot can happen in a year, can’t it?

It’s only been a year since Glow Recipe first opened its virtual doors to the growing global mob of K-beauty consumers, but Sarah and Christine have already established their store as one of the most interesting and unique K-beauty shops around, and one of my favorites to watch. There’s just something about Glow Recipe that holds my attention. After Christine approached me about writing for the Glow Recipe blog, I started trying to figure out why. And I think I’ve found their secret.

It’s not about all the press they get from magazines like InStyle and Elle

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Curology (formerly PocketDerm) Month 1 Update and Mini-Review

Curology (formerly PocketDerm) Month 1 Update and Mini-Review

Holy crap. I can't believe more than a month has already passed since I received my first shipment of PocketDerm Anti-Aging prescription tretinoin. During that month, I finished off my first prescription, and PocketDerm became Curology, merging the anti-aging and acne offerings into one seamless prescription skincare service. I don't have progress pictures to share just [...]

2015 My Beauty Diary Sheet Mask Reviews Part 1: The Reviewening

2015 My Beauty Diary Sheet Mask Reviews Part 1: The Reviewening

9/2/16 update: In light of the sheet mask packing scandal that has been the talk of the AB community, I thought it'd be fun to feature some masks that aren't affected. My Beauty Diary is a Taiwanese brand whose manufacturing processes are automated and controlled within the company's factories, as you can see in this video [...]

Sheet Mask Battle Royale, Citrus Edition!

Sheet Mask Battle Royale, Citrus Edition!

"Natural" and DIY skin care advocates have long recommended the use of straight lemon juice to brighten skin and fade dark spots. Unfortunately, that's really not a good idea. Undiluted citrus juices can be far too acidic, even capable of causing chemical burns; they can also be irritating and photosensitizing, leading to increased sun damage [...]

Best Worst Comment Ever (of the Day)

Best Worst Comment Ever (of the Day)

Y'all. Y'ALL. I am so glad I decided to go through my spam comments folder, because if I hadn't, I wouldn't have stumbled across this gem: No need to click the image if you don't feel like it. The comment reads: of courwe like your web sikte however you need to take a look at the [...]