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

[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!

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

Mummy Mia! The Yufit MIRAPACK Cellulose & Hydrogel Mask Review

Ahh, sheet masks. They may be old news to those who already enjoy Asian beauty (AB)/Asian skincare, but skincare companies are continuously trying to innovate in order to keep it interesting and relevant. Can’t blame ’em! I mean, after a while, I might even get tired of My Scheming. Bahaha, just kidding. That’s impossible! I recently … More Mummy Mia! The Yufit MIRAPACK Cellulose & Hydrogel Mask 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

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

Starting My New Year’s Mask-olution: My Scheming Snail Essence Hydrating Mask Review

How’s your new year going so far? I’ve been motivated by all of the goals, err, “new year’s resolutions” I’ve been hearing so far, from watching one movie per week for a year, to applying to grad schools, to getting a solo apartment. Exciting stuff! But one of my most achievable self-improvement promises to myself this new year is to … More Starting My New Year’s Mask-olution: My Scheming Snail Essence Hydrating Mask Review