Winter 2017 Skincare Routine

I've never done a skincare routine post on this site because my routine usually changes from day to day as my mood and skin needs vary. The past couple of months, due to work, travel, and generally not having enough hours in the day my routine has become extremely repetitive and minimalist (for me), which I … Continue reading Winter 2017 Skincare Routine

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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

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

Ippin -New Japanese E-Commerce Site- Introduction and Window Shopping

When Ippin reached out to me back in November, I was super stoked for a few reasons. For example, Their selection of products looked really interesting. They have FlowFushi, Kate, Acseine, which are all brands I recognize from the Cosme best-of lists but have never tried Their prices seemed very competitive for the few items I … Continue reading Ippin -New Japanese E-Commerce Site- Introduction and Window Shopping

PSA/Rant: Do NOT trust Muji Ingredient Stickers

Awhile ago, I posted about the Muji sensitive skin cleansing oil, still one of my favorites. Since then, I have gone through three different bottles of it (in various sizes) and have noticed that there are (at least) two versions. After cross-referencing the English ingredients (provided on stickers applied to the bottles), it seemed that … Continue reading PSA/Rant: Do NOT trust Muji Ingredient Stickers