Empties, Pans, and Retirees of 2015 (with Micro-Reviews!)

As much as we like to enable each other with haul posts, raves, rants, and reviews, I like to pause every now and then to re-orient and ask myself: What have I used up this year? Have they gotten me further along my journey to improve my skincare, lifestyle satisfaction, and overall wellness? Well, I like … More Empties, Pans, and Retirees of 2015 (with Micro-Reviews!)

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

Quick Guide: Ongoing Black Friday 2015 Deals in Asian Beauty

As Asian beauty products continue to become popular internationally, sellers both in and out of Asia are increasingly participating in “Western” consumer-driven holidays—like Black Friday! Many are participating until the end of November. Here are some upcoming deals I found from popular Asian beauty shops online: Missha US Thanksgiving Sale + Win the M Magic Cushion … More Quick Guide: Ongoing Black Friday 2015 Deals in Asian Beauty

Haul-lelujah! TesterKorea Haul #1: SKINFOOD, Missha, Cosrx + a tad more

This is my first TesterKorea haul! It’s a relatively small one, but still a treat for me. To be quite freakin’ honest, I used my sister’s birthday as an excuse to buy a gift for her as well as for myself. I should not have done that, but I’ve saved up enough to do so, from years of being a cheap-o … More Haul-lelujah! TesterKorea Haul #1: SKINFOOD, Missha, Cosrx + a tad more