My Favorite Products for Reparing Damaged Hair. Bumble and Bumble, Caviar, Kerastase.

You can style it, color it, and cut it. As versatile as our 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 new friends: protein and oils! Continue reading

Snailtastic Review: CosRx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence!

One of the first things 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?

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Where I Find Asian Beauty Products

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.

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Just A Little Update

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!

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I Just Don’t Buy It! Gimmicks and Advice I Won’t Waste My Time On.

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

Empties and Boxes, Impressions!

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

This Month’s New Buys! Anti-Aging from The Ordinary and CeraVe Cream

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.

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Pore Popping Power! Battle of the BHAs

 

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.

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Updated Skin Care Routine! Skin Care in a Trump Presidency

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.

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