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 [...]

January 2017 Empties Report

January 2017 Empties Report

It's a new year, but I still got the same old face, and that face still needs to have things put on it and cleansed off of it on a regular basis, so I've got another batch of empties to show off! There are some classics in here, some new (to me) items, and one [...]

My Fast Morning Skincare Routine

My Fast Morning Skincare Routine

I originally planned to title this post "My Busy Mom Skincare Routine" but changed my mind because you don't have to be a parent to want your skin to look its best yet rarely have time (or energy) in the morning for a multi-layered AB routine. My morning rush is dictated by the need to [...]

First Look: Hyggee Balance One Step Facial Essence

First Look: Hyggee Balance One Step Facial Essence

Hyggee's Balance One Step Facial Essence packs a nourishing skincare routine into a single super cool product.

Spring/Summer 2016 Flops and Faves, Part 3: Yet More Hanbang + the Return of the AHA

Spring/Summer 2016 Flops and Faves, Part 3: Yet More Hanbang + the Return of the AHA

Previously: Part 1: Classics and New Faves | Part 2: Best and Worst Ginseng Skincare This final installment of my spring/summer 2016 skincare routine update took me a very long time to write because so much has been happening with my life and my skin! Which sounds dire but in reality isn't. Even when I've been let down by something I'd been [...]

Sample Sampler Vol. 1, feat. A.True and Dear by Enprani

Sample Sampler Vol. 1, feat. A.True and Dear by Enprani

One of my favorite Korean beauty bloggers, Steph over at Misc. Bliss, does two things I really admire. Number one, she actually uses the samples she gets. And number two, she blogs about them, in a series called Sample Sundays, a concept that I am about to shamelessly steal, because I have a little problem. [...]