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
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!
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
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
Time to switch out the thicker blankets, and moisturizers, for some lighter ones! The only thing I don’t like about spring is that it means summer is coming. Oh lahd, the heat. The grossness. The vastly shorter routines. Let’s take a little walk through my first routine update of 2016. Lots of new stuff compared to last time, … More Skincare Routine Update: Spring 2016
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
I absolutely love colder seasons. Yep, even in Hawai‘i. ESPECIALLY in Hawai‘i. They mean the end of sweltering, dripping, hellishly humid heat, the beginning of sweaters and coats (because 75 degrees is chilly for us, apparently), and the onset of some serious holiday sales. It means I can finally shop for clothes that aren’t in eye-watering neon … More Skincare Routine Update: 2015~2016 Winter
Yikes! I have so many post drafts waiting to be edited and to have photos slapped onto them, it’s not even funny. My new job has also kept me pretty busy and mentally tired. On days that I’m not posting here, though, I’d still love to keep in touch with y’all kinda IRL (in real … More Meow IRL: Let’s connect on social media!
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