Merry New Year, Ya Filthy Animal: The Zoo Pack Sheet Mask Pack Review

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

I’m Melting! SU:M37 Skin Saver Melting Cleansing Balm 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

[UPDATE: Winner announced!] ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY: Celebrating one year with A River Lily!

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!

Oh, BB: Dear Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream Review

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

5 Ways to Improve Your Concealer Game + Dear Klairs Creamy & Natural Fit Concealer Review

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 Dream of Tony Moly: Panda’s Dream Eye Patch 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

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

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

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