Soaking Up Kukui Nut Oil + Hawaii LuLuLun Plumeria Face Mask Review

Being from Hawai‘i, I am no stranger to kukui nuts. They are very commonly used in lei-making (though many of the ones sold to tourists, I’m sorry to say, are actually just plastic); I’ve received my fair share of kukui nut leis during special events like graduation and parties. They also make a strangely pleasing clacking sound … More Soaking Up Kukui Nut Oil + Hawaii LuLuLun Plumeria Face Mask Review

Quick Guide: Ongoing Black Friday 2015 Deals in Asian Beauty

As Asian beauty products continue to become popular internationally, sellers both in and out of Asia are increasingly participating in “Western” consumer-driven holidays—like Black Friday! Many are participating until the end of November. Here are some upcoming deals I found from popular Asian beauty shops online: Missha US Thanksgiving Sale + Win the M Magic Cushion … More Quick Guide: Ongoing Black Friday 2015 Deals in Asian Beauty

‘Tis the Season! Online Shopping Reminder: AmazonSmile

Have you started your gift shopping yet? Hopped on those holiday sales? Put together an Asian skincare package for everyone in your family including your dog? Just a friendly reminder for my fellow U.S.-based online shoppers this consumerism-heavy season: There is a more charitable alternative for all of your online shopping needs. Use AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) instead … More ‘Tis the Season! Online Shopping Reminder: AmazonSmile

Solidarité Around the World: A Caution About Internet Activism

This isn’t my usual topic here. Feel free to ignore this post, but I hope you won’t. As someone with a blog on the big, bad, great internet, I urge us all to be mindful of when we speak, what we say, and how we say it. This applies to not just blogs, but everywhere we post on … More Solidarité Around the World: A Caution About Internet Activism

“Happiness!” My Halloween in Waikiki + Quick Tips for Comfy Costuming on All Occasions

Wow, super late post. I dedicate this post to my best friend, Lauren, who inspires me to be the best version of myself every day. Or sometimes, the best version of other interesting characters…   Now, I won’t get deep into the semantics of the differences between costumes and cosplay, but let me tell you: My … More “Happiness!” My Halloween in Waikiki + Quick Tips for Comfy Costuming on All Occasions

Can’t Eat This: Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash-Off Review

Trust me, don’t eat this. It’s clearly food for your skin, not your stomach. I got the Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash-Off for my sister’s birthday a couple of months ago. (Excuse the bad word order; that’s just what it’s named.) She has oily skin like me, so after her own positive review, I wanted to give … More Can’t Eat This: Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash-Off Review

Let’s Talk “Snail Goo” + Mizon All-in-One Snail Repair Cream Review

This is going down as a classic in my books. The love for snail slime has just been too real for too long among Korean skincare addicts, and I simply had to have my own experience down just for the record. The Mizon All-in-One Snail Repair Cream is a popular essence or light moisturizer. I’ve been using … More Let’s Talk “Snail Goo” + Mizon All-in-One Snail Repair Cream Review