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

A Slice of Vitamin C + Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Review

I feel like I’ve had spots, scars, and acne-induced post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) on my face ever since I was born. Now that my acne is a bit more under control, meaning I don’t get as much new PIH as I used to, I figured now is a good time to try something new to even out my skin … More A Slice of Vitamin C + Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Review

Keeping Up with the Konjac Sponges + Missha Natural Konjac Cleansing Puff Review

You know, I should hire a new title writer. Anyway, the Missha Natural Konjac Cleansing Puffs (sometimes called “Soft Jelly Cleansing Puff”) in white clay and bamboo charcoal are among the first konjac sponges I ever tried. As someone who used to violently scrub and alcohol-toner the heck out of my skin, I fell in love with the idea … More Keeping Up with the Konjac Sponges + Missha Natural Konjac Cleansing Puff Review

Skincare Routine Update: 2015~2016 Winter

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