Vitamin C Serum 101 + Timeless 20% Vitamin C+E+Ferulic Acid Serum Review

Vitamin C Serum 101 + Timeless 20% Vitamin C+E+Ferulic Acid Serum Review

I'm fighting the visible aging process tooth and nail to make up for decades of bad decisions, as you'll notice if you make it through even a couple of posts here or on my Instagram. So I'm often asked about my recommendations for the best anti-aging skincare products. My first answer will always be sunscreen, but [...]

Review: Olivarrier Dual Moist Hyaluron Essence

Review: Olivarrier Dual Moist Hyaluron Essence

Lately I've felt conflicted about new beauty brands. They simultaneously attract and repulse me. Attract because who doesn't love a new shiny? But repulse because there are just so many duds out there that I mostly want to hide in a cave lined with Sulwhasoo and Naruko and COSRX and forget the world. But that wouldn't be [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

Hail Hydra! Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion Review + Hada Labo Lotion Tips

Hail Hydra! Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion Review + Hada Labo Lotion Tips

The OG version of Hada Labo's famous Gokujyun "Lotion" never held my interest for long, even though I did keep it around and occasionally changed my mind, but when I first heard about the Hada Labo Gokujyun PREMIUM Lotion, I knew I had to have it. Its five different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid called to me. [...]

L’Herboflore Ginseng Anti-Aging Mask Review + Sheet Masking Tip

L’Herboflore Ginseng Anti-Aging Mask Review + Sheet Masking Tip

I guess you could say I'm a practical learner. When I get interested in something, I want to try it, and if I like it the first time, I want to try it again and again until I master it. I'm working on a research-heavy ginseng post, but reading about it isn't the only thing [...]

Curology Month 5 Update

Curology Month 5 Update

It's that time again! I finished off another bottle of my Curology anti-aging prescription and am back with an update. Just a quick one this time. No B&As, as I think results are easier to see with a longer wait in between, but definitely some progress to report! My Current Curology Anti-Aging Prescription My fourth [...]

Astageddon Part 2: CHICA Y CHICO Astazet 4.0 Review

Astageddon Part 2: CHICA Y CHICO Astazet 4.0 Review

No skincare product lives and dies by a single ingredient. Even a boatload of great-sounding ingredients sometimes isn't enough. Effectiveness depends on so many factors in the overall formulation, which is something I have to remind myself of every time I go starry-eyed over some exciting star ingredient or nice-looking ingredients list. Luckily for my [...]

Five Flops at Fiddy’s: After Hours Mini-Review Party

Five Flops at Fiddy’s: After Hours Mini-Review Party

Some products in this post were provided for review by Fifty Shades of Snail sponsors and are individually disclosed below. All opinions and recommendations in this post are my own unless otherwise noted. Learn more about my rules for store partnerships by checking out my sponsorship policy and sponsor list. Let's do something a little different today! I recently [...]