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

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

In Defense of Asian Beauty Blogging: Because I Shouldn’t Even Have to Write This Post

It’s been a rollercoaster recently in one of my favorite Asian Beauty (AB) communities. The latest topsy-turvy topic? The blind anti-blogger-poster sentiment. Here’s the gist of this issue. Some folks are highly suspicious of bloggers, especially the ones whose names are relatively out of the limelight. Plus, there seems to be an influx of new Asian Beauty bloggers. … More In Defense of Asian Beauty Blogging: Because I Shouldn’t Even Have to Write This Post

Photo Story: The Inaugural r/AsianBeauty Hawai’i Meetup!

I’m so happy! Last Sunday, we had our very first r/AsianBeauty meetup on O’ahu, the island also rightly known as “The Gathering Place.” The Brown Eyed Fox kindly took the initiative to plan and organize. Here’s my own recap as we had some adventures at Ala Moana Mall, featuring Nature Republic, Sephora, and Bloomingdale’s Aritaum counter. (Also posted … More Photo Story: The Inaugural r/AsianBeauty Hawai’i Meetup!

The Beauty Blogger Award: Me, Myself, and Awkward Answers

This fun little tag has really been making the rounds around our wonderful beauty blogger community. And I’ve just been nominated by Lilian at White Black Blank Spaces! Woohoo! Here goes nothin’: 1. Ideal vacation place, if you were given an unlimited budget? This is a tough one, seriously. I love traveling. But I don’t want to cheat … More The Beauty Blogger Award: Me, Myself, and Awkward Answers