Review: Swanicoco PHA 10% Coco Peeling Cream

Review: Swanicoco PHA 10% Coco Peeling Cream

There's a fine, fine line between effective exfoliation and too much exfoliation. (Finer than the fine lines that we're trying to minimize here.) Finding that line can be a challenge, since it's so fine and its location varies so much from person to person. Some people do best with little to no exfoliation. Others like to use [...]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Skincare Gifting Dos and Don’ts & Gift Ideas for Asian Beauty Beginners

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Skincare Gifting Dos and Don’ts & Gift Ideas for Asian Beauty Beginners

Holiday gifting season is almost here (AGAIN, wtf, where did the year go?). If you're anything like me, you're feeling the temptation to use the gifting season as a reason to spread the love...of skincare! Be warned, though. Gifting skincare can be hazardous, especially if you're giving it to a skincare newbie. It can be [...]

Casual Sunday: My Morning Skincare Routine Explained

Casual Sunday: My Morning Skincare Routine Explained

The skincare routine post is a staple of AB blogs, and I've done my fair share. Routine posts are challenging for me because my own routine changes constantly as I choose what my skin needs the most from my unreasonably large beauty stash. Most of the time, I prefer to document what I'm using on my Instagram instead of [...]

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!