The Hero Your Face Deserves (But Not All of the Time): About Micellar Water + Son & Park Beauty Water Review

…Because it’s not our hero. It’s a silent cleanser. A micellar water. All outdated movie references aside—I finally finished up a bottle of the Asian beauty favorite, Hada Labo Gokujyun Cleansing Foam. Unfortunately, I have little self control when I’m desperate for a routine replacement, so I’ve now accumulated too many cleansers, including (some are from one of my routine … More The Hero Your Face Deserves (But Not All of the Time): About Micellar Water + Son & Park Beauty Water Review

Japanese Shampoo Brush + 3 Easy-Peasy Hair-Washing Tips

Don’t tell anyone, but I need to take a break from reviewing sheet masks. Oh dear. I’m still using them 2-3 times a week and blabbing about them on the Instagrams; that’s pretty much forever a thing. But lately, I’ve been complaining more about how long and annoying my hair is now compared to my old hair … More Japanese Shampoo Brush + 3 Easy-Peasy Hair-Washing Tips

A Lesson in Desperate Consumerism + Mediheal H.D.P. Pore-Stamping Charcoal-Mineral Mask Review

Welcome back to the TJ Maxx sheet mask review series! I find it really interesting that the availability of Korean and Taiwanese sheet masks is just nonchalantly increasing in the U.S., albeit inconsistently. I’ve noticed that Mediheal masks are generally more popular than Naisture; although both brands, plus IPKN New York, Leaders, and My Beauty Diary, are reportedly … More A Lesson in Desperate Consumerism + Mediheal H.D.P. Pore-Stamping Charcoal-Mineral Mask Review

Travel Diary: พุทธมณฑล (Buddhamonthon Park) in Nakhom Pathon, Thailand

We take a quick break from our regular programming of Asian skincare products galore to take a stroll in the park. Lately, my heart has been aching, remembering the three months I spent living in Thailand more than a year ago. Typical American, right? I know, I know; it can be difficult to dissociate your perceptions as … More Travel Diary: พุทธมณฑล (Buddhamonthon Park) in Nakhom Pathon, Thailand

Calm to a Tea: Naisture Tea Tree Mask Pack Review

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t realize seasonal change could affect my skin like this. It was cool—okay, Hawai‘i’s version of cool—for a good long while, but spring and summer have suddenly melded together in a hot steamy mess right in front of my face. And sometimes, the sky just decides to cry. No … More Calm to a Tea: Naisture Tea Tree Mask Pack Review

Red, Red Wine: Naisture Red Wine Mask Pack Review

I love food-and-drink based skincare products. They may not be great if you have small children, curious pets, or just very confused adults— —but otherwise, I just love the innovative novelty that some brands have been coming up with lately. Now, this Naisture Red Wine Mask Pack isn’t quite a Tony Moly fruit basket, but … More Red, Red Wine: Naisture Red Wine Mask Pack Review

Pls Halp: Quick Intro to Ceramides + Nature Republic Help Ceramide Mask Sheet Review

I’m happy to announce that I’m doing well with my new year’s mask-olution! I’m loving my Year of the Sheet Mask, so I am sorrynotsorry for the minor barrage of masking posts both here and on Facebook/Instagram. Also, to those who enabled me with masking gifts over the past holidays and my birthday, you are feeding a … More Pls Halp: Quick Intro to Ceramides + Nature Republic Help Ceramide Mask Sheet Review

YesStyle Beauty Sale Mini-Haul feat. My Scheming + Etude House

Around last month, YesStyle.com had a huge Beauty Sale! I decided to take this opportunity to stock up on their decently-priced masks and other knickknacks. Although I’ve noticed that their site-wide prices have been increasing very gradually over the years, I still like to check every now and then for their clearance sales and special offers. … More YesStyle Beauty Sale Mini-Haul feat. My Scheming + Etude House

Guest River-iew! TonyMoly Regencia Homme Multi Fluid

Guest on the River ahoy! My significant other (SO) shares his experience and thoughts on one of his first Asian skincare products, the TonyMoly Regencia Homme Multi Fluid. I’ve contributed some basic information including ingredients and prices. He chose the name “jlow,” for some reason. Here goes nothin’! The Claims From TonyMoly’s product listing (Korean site): Their … More Guest River-iew! TonyMoly Regencia Homme Multi Fluid