Fall is by far my favorite time of year. Seasonal coffees come back, fall sweaters get unpacked , and Georgia’s swampy summer comes to an end. As temperatures drop I reach for my moisturizers to combat dry skin cause by chilly winds. One way I like to combat the drier winter season is with sleeping masks. These overnight masks lock in moisture so that you can start your mornings flake free. Continue reading
My long time crush, Ezra Miller, stole the spotlight when he showed off his Fenty clad lips at the Beijing Justice League premier. As most Ezra fan girls know, this isn’t his first time flirting with a pop of lip color. He’s worn a bold red lip in previous photoshoots, and gave us smoldering smudged eyeliner and a berry pink lip at the Fantastic Beast Premier in New York. Has Ezra influenced me to move towards tinted lip balms? Yes. They’re the perfect way to add some life and moisture to your lips during the dreary winter seasons. Continue reading
Marketing fluff is unavoidable. Much like the dating world, products fight for our attention by promising us all sorts of things with big words and ideas. I ran across a product that I knew was gimmicky from the start… And then I read the “what it does” description. What I found may surprise you.
Retinol is a popular skin care ingredient touted as an all-in-one-face-fixer-upper to treat acne, sun damage, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture. As with any list of benefits, there are side effects in the form of dryness and irritation. Planning and moderate usage can result in great benefits from this does-it-all ingredient, however overuse can lead to the dread state of over exfoliation. Continue reading
These past few weeks have kept me so busy that I’ve been neglecting my skin care. My last semester of school is in full swing (yay!), work has been demanding, and I’ve been cleaning up my portfolio to start applying for big boy jobs. Now if only I would clean my face…. Continue reading
You can style it, color it, and cut it. As versatile as hair is at expressing our personality, it’s not all fun and games. A lot of the cool things we can do to our hair can really wear it down. I went silver last year and this year I’m purple, all that lifting left my hair dry and brittle. What can you do to help nurture and protect your hair? Say hello to your friends: protein and oils! Continue reading
The one thing that some people like to point out about Asian beauty is the “weird” factor. Snail mucin is an Asian beauty ingredient that has drawn attention for being “icky” and “weird.” Don’t quite understand the turnoff considering people eat snails and mollusk all the time, but to each their own! I quite enjoy the effects that snail mucin has on my face, with its promise of softer, more hydrated skin, while promoting healing. What better way to test out the benefits of snail than picking the snail essence that the internet has been raving about nonstop?
I’m already a rather well moisturized individual, but for my birthday I wanted to make sure that my skin was in tip-top shape. Just because I’m a year older doesn’t mean I have to look it. Call it a sheet mask marathon or call it a skincare pregame, I was determined to be the glowiest and dewiest me possible for my special day.
When my friends express interest in Asian beauty they usually don’t know where to start. Asian beauty products used to be difficult to find, typically involving the use of Google translate and dealing with the dreaded wait time of international shipping. Not anymore! Asian beauty products are way more accessible, thanks to being carried in more physical shops and the availability of online retailers marketing towards western markets.
Time flies when you’re stressed out! While I’ve managed to stay consistent with my skin care routine these past weeks, writing and posting have fallen to the wayside. Things have calmed down some so I figured I’d make an update post about what’s been going on with my skin care journey lately. So let’s begin!