Review: Neutrogena Beach Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion SPF 70

Review: Neutrogena Beach Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion SPF 70

This summer, I discovered a love of frolicking in the surf with my son. I also discovered how poorly my precious Nivea Sun Protect Water Gel and my Biore Aqua Rich Watery Gel fit into my new beach lifestyle. While amazing for everyday use, neither of these sunscreens is water-resistant, and frequent reapplication makes both extremely cost-prohibitive for beach use. I can't slack [...]

Lavender FOTD Take Two; Makeup (and Skincare) as Hobby and Art

Lavender FOTD Take Two; Makeup (and Skincare) as Hobby and Art

For those who don't share my passion, it must sound really weird to hear makeup called a hobby or an art. Over the last six months or so, however, those are exactly what the act of applying makeup has become for me. Makeup as art I can't draw or paint or decorate a house to save [...]

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 [...]

How to Shrink Pores (Temporarily), Plus 3 Pore Myths

How to Shrink Pores (Temporarily), Plus 3 Pore Myths

Visible pores rank as one of the most common complaints people have about their skin, and photos of models and celebrities with their pores Photoshopped into oblivion make pore problems seem even worse. "Pore-shrinking" toners and masks are always popular, but can they really work? Find out why not and learn how to safely shrink [...]

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 [...]

New Additions to the Family, and the Importance of Flexibility in Skin Care

New Additions to the Family, and the Importance of Flexibility in Skin Care

If you've checked out my skin care routine in the last month or so, you may have noticed a few changes. I've made some additions and subtractions and marked the products that are currently in the testing phase. Flexibility is critical when you're trying to make sure that your skin remains in its best possible [...]

5 Ways Your Makeup Could Be Aging You (And How to Fix It)

5 Ways Your Makeup Could Be Aging You (And How to Fix It)

I talk a lot on this blog about anti-aging skin care ingredients, products, and routines, and I've even covered some good habits for healthy skin. There's no doubt about it, the best way to prevent visible signs of aging is to take proper care of your skin. But I've also shown you some of my [...]