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
Hi guys! I wrote a piece about how I struggled a little with embracing my racial identity in a heavily westernized environment, and how through the help of Asian beauty I was able to embrace and be proud of my unique background. The piece is featured on The Very Good Light, a site that David Yi recently launched, that aims at men physical and mental grooming. So if you could hop on over to their side of the internet and check out my piece, I’d greatly appreciate it! Thanks!
Sheet mask are typically known as the gateway drug into Asian beauty. They’re easy to use and provide funny, if not disturbing, selfies to litter Instagram feeds with. Serial killer selfies aside, because of my constant use of sheet masks I am always on the lookout for cheap yet effect masks to keep my skin plump. I gave Bonvivant’s Botanical Mask Packs a try to see if these $1 mask make the cut for my constant masking habbits Continue reading
The past few days have a been a little more stressful than usual. A combination of finals for school, taking on a lot of projects for work, and the United States electing Donald Trump as our next president all left me a little more tightly wound than usual. To help myself unwind I’ve been taking my “spa days” rather seriously, as a nice self care step. I will be damned if we elect a racist, homophobic, misogynistic president AND I’m left with bad skin. Here’s a rundown of my spa day, which focuses not only on my face but also my body.
There are a lot of products that I like, but very few that I actually love. Some people adorn the products they love with the title of “Holy Grail”, but I have commitment issues and don’t want to say these products are the end all be all. Instead, I’ll just say “I really like you at the moment!”
Here’s a list of five skin care products -not necessarily listed in order of most favorite- that I really enjoy using! Continue reading
Shopping for skincare is super exciting, all the pretty bottles promising perfect skin can really get a boy excited for his next selfie! Especially when you’re first starting out, it’s easy to haul a ton of items to try all at once; but that might not be the best idea. In this post I’ll be talking about hauls, how I pick items for a haul, and how to haul responsibly. Continue reading
Korean skin care has been making a buzz, but the big question tends to be “where do I buy this stuff??” A few companies have taken steps to put themselves in the American market, with a handful of brands available at Sephora and Ulta (albeit at random markups), and brands like Laneige and Mizon at Target. Continue reading
One thing that I’ve become somewhat obsessed with during my skin care journey is the ingredient list. Not only did I want to know what my skin care is made of, but what are the ingredients doing? What I call “skin care heavy lifting” is all the extra effort put forth to understand what’s going on with my face and why. What does your skin react badly to? What does it react well to? What is your skin saying that it needs when you look in the mirror? What does this ingredient promise vs what it realistically does? Continue reading