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!
There is an endless amount of skin care tips and tricks on the internet. Youtube beauty gurus bestow us with endless knowledge that can be…. Gimmicky as hell. Between weird skin care advice being dished out by people with genetically perfect skin and companies that release “skintertainment” that rides the line between fun and gimmicky, there’s a lot of things out there that just…. Don’t make sense… I just don’t buy it! Continue reading
With the amount of empty boxes and containers that have been pilling up on my dresser, you’d think I’m a hoarder. There’s something along the line of 31 boxes, ghost of skincare past, gathering dust in my room. As I look at these former vessels, I have feelings of joy, disgust, and utter indifference. I decided to run through my empties, or almost empties, and give some impressions and thoughts! Continue reading
I haven’t added anything new to my skin care routine lately, only picking up an item or two as replacements whenever I run out. I’ve been pretty satisfied with the results from my routine lately, but I had a little extra money this month and I decided to buy a few new things. I grabbed a few things from The Ordinary to help with anti-aging, and another tub of CeraVe cream to help keep my skin moisturized since I picked up swimming again. This post is only about three items, but I get into detail about why I picked up these items and my first impressions.
Acid acid acid! Beta Hydroxy Acid, BHA, is an exfoliant that works wonders for clogged pores and acne prone skin. As an oil soluble acid, BHAs make their way into the pore lining and break apart excess oils and dead skin. Cleaned out pores are important beacuse they look smaller and reduce the chance of acne flair ups! Two popular BHA solutions, one Western and one Korean, are the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% Blackhead Liquid and the CosRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid, respectively. I compared the two over the span of a few months to see how they fared against each other.
I’m sure many of you are aware of the fact that the United States elected Donald Trump as president, and what a hot mess that has turned out to be. The past week has been stressful, which means my skincare has been working overtime to make sure that the stress doesn’t manifest on my face. Join me as I share an update of my skin care routine, along with products that I use to make sure that my protest face is looking it’s best.
Over the past year I have gathered a variety of samples that are either used in a rush of excitement, or stowed away for later. I’ve been very happy with my skin routine lately, so I haven’t really found a reason to go through my samples to try anything new. But now, I decided to embark on the adventure of ~my sample stash~ to try out a few new products. Continue reading
Hi people! This blog has been a fun way to document my skin care journey and also help keep my writing muscles going. I know I haven’t been updating all that frequently lately, which I can attribute to half being busy and half being lazy. However, over the last few post, I’ve been asked to start creating email notifications, and I have!
Another year casted off to the sound of people cheering and champagne bottles popping to fill the cringing silence of Mariah Carey’s NYE performance that will surely be 2016’s final meme. While I’ve been taking care of my skin for quite some time, 2016 saw a vast difference in how I treated my skin – it marks my plunge into Asian beauty. I’ll be reflecting on this years lessons and products that stood out to me