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

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

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

Soaking Up Kukui Nut Oil + Hawaii LuLuLun Plumeria Face Mask Review

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

Can’t Eat This: Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash-Off Review

Trust me, don’t eat this. It’s clearly food for your skin, not your stomach. I got the Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash-Off for my sister’s birthday a couple of months ago. (Excuse the bad word order; that’s just what it’s named.) She has oily skin like me, so after her own positive review, I wanted to give … More Can’t Eat This: Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash-Off Review

Let’s Talk “Snail Goo” + Mizon All-in-One Snail Repair Cream Review

This is going down as a classic in my books. The love for snail slime has just been too real for too long among Korean skincare addicts, and I simply had to have my own experience down just for the record. The Mizon All-in-One Snail Repair Cream is a popular essence or light moisturizer. I’ve been using … More Let’s Talk “Snail Goo” + Mizon All-in-One Snail Repair Cream Review