Kuramoto Bijin Hakumai Ferment Milk and Hakumai Fermentation Lotion Review

Lately, I've been really, really into sake products and after many late nights browsing google-translated Japanese shopping sites pondering where this obsession comes from, finally concluded I have a weird nostalgic attachment to how sake smells. More so than any other month, Autumn is the season for nostalgia and so it feels like an appropriate … Continue reading Kuramoto Bijin Hakumai Ferment Milk and Hakumai Fermentation Lotion Review

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Summer 2017 Empties

Disclaimer: All Swanicoco items mentioned except the Snail Fermentation Snail Emulsion were provided to me at no cost as press samples. All opinions expressed are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Purchasing an item through an affiliate link does not add any cost to the customer but does help support this site’s upkeep. My … Continue reading Summer 2017 Empties

NMNL – July Box First Impressions & UnBoxing

I normally would not accept subscription boxes for review but back in June, NoMakeNoLife (NMNL), one of the newest Japanese beauty boxes serving international beauty fans, included a full size of a sunscreen that is not only one of my favorites for daily use but also one with limited International distribution in their box. This impressed … Continue reading NMNL – July Box First Impressions & UnBoxing

Swanicoco Hydrating Waterfull, Snail Fermentation, and Fermentation Care SkinToner and Emulsion Review

With most product reviews, I take scattered notes on my phone and when my SO is watching a boring basketball game, I sit down, piece everything together into a review.  While reviewing my notes on the Hydrating Waterfull products, I couldn't help but feel the resulting review/s might would be too repetitive to the reviews … Continue reading Swanicoco Hydrating Waterfull, Snail Fermentation, and Fermentation Care SkinToner and Emulsion Review

1st Cleansers for People who dislike Microplastics and Oil Cleansers

In the world of first cleansers, oils and balms get all the attention, which is unfortunate because oils are drippy and balms are usually laden with polyethylene, which is a microplastic that is probably slowly destroying our oceans. Luckily, there are other options, they just take a bit more effort to identify. Here are a few … Continue reading 1st Cleansers for People who dislike Microplastics and Oil Cleansers