The sun is up, the sky is blue…it’s about that time to update you all with my skincare routine. We are smack-dab in the middle of summer, although I hear the school year is a-comin’ for the kiddos. I’m honestly still not sure how seasons work since Hawai’i has two seasons, maybe three (hot and hotter, … More Skincare Routine Update: Summer 2017
Clearly, I missed out on greeting y’all a merry Christmas, so here’s your Gregorian and Chinese new year greeting, a’ight? OK, I realize Chinese New Year was also a month ago, but don’t think too hard about that, OK? It’s the year of the fire rooster, A.K.A. Lily’s year! As 2016 was my Year of … More Merry New Year, Ya Filthy Animal: The Zoo Pack Sheet Mask Pack Review
Actually, I’m glad summer is ending and I’m no longer melting. Now, ’tis the season…to treat yo self! Well, kind of. I spent this whole past weekend shopping online and previewing god-awful Black Friday deals for gifts this holiday season, and now I have shopping lists up the wazoo. (That is a disgusting-sounding phrase, by the way.) So, I … More I’m Melting! SU:M37 Skin Saver Melting Cleansing Balm Review
No, no, this is not a personal ad looking for an affair… I wanted to take a little foray into non-Asian beauty products and chat about a sometimes-neglected topic: lip care. Yeah, yeah, a gorgeous rouge can work wonders to brighten your face, but like I always say, the best foundation is healthy skin under all of the … More If You Like Piña Colada… 3 Lip Care Tips + IQ Natural Lip Care Kit Review
Update: This giveaway has ended. And the winner is…Sarah L.! Congratulations! Thank you all for entering and sharing your goals and stories. I read all of them. ❤ Stay tuned for the next giveaway… And the winner is… @sooloo93! CONGRATULATIONS! 🎉🎉🎉 I hope you enjoy this little package of my likes and faves. You should … More [UPDATE: Winner announced!] ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY: Celebrating one year with A River Lily!
Sadly, it’s about that time of the year when I run out of my current BB cream. Now, I’m not a makeup addict as much as a skincare addict—I pretty much, like, buy one or two makeup things every year or so and then receive Sephora rejects from my more addicted friends. However, I’ve been lazily shopping around for a new BB, … More Oh, BB: Dear Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream Review
Aloha! It’s been a while since you’ve seen one of these posts, eh? As the weather has gotten slightly rainier, more humid, and more dreadfully hot this past summer, I’ve switched out quite a lot of my products since you last saw my routine. As always, you are welcome to ask about how I deal with my oily … More Skincare Routine Update: Summer~Fall 2016
Hey y’all! Just letting you know not to be alarmed if you don’t see any new posts for the next couple of weeks. I’m helping to organize a company event, having a long-awaited stay-cation, and finishing up a personal project through the end of the month—one of which, if it goes well, you may see as a Lifestyle-esque post in the … More BRB!
Ahh, makeup. I actually started my Asian Beauty journey not in skincare, but in makeup with Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream. Recently, I’ve been on the hunt for this staple of makeup wardrobes around the world: Concealer. My favorite drug-store concealer was discontinued and is now a true holy grail (though still available online). … More 5 Ways to Improve Your Concealer Game + Dear Klairs Creamy & Natural Fit Concealer Review
I’m tired. Are you tired? I feel like there’s always some way I can improve those dark undereye circles…other than obviously getting more, better-quality sleep. Well, we’re not all lucky enough to have that luxury regularly, okay?! Tony Moly’s Panda’s Dream Eye Patch promises to address your dream deficiency with some really adorable, well, panda-face-lookin’ eye patches! … More I Dream of Tony Moly: Panda’s Dream Eye Patch Review