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
Happy 2017 everyone! These are my empties from November and December of 2016: Benton Honest TT Mist My 4th or 5th bottle? Honestly at this point I've lost track. The air seal on this tube broke towards the end which made it a little difficult to use and as I've finished more and more of these, … Continue reading Nov & Dec Empties
Product Name A.True Real Black Tea True Active Essence The Claim A bottle of double-fermented True Active Essence acts by filling every single layer of the dermis and epidermis to improve the natural vital power of the skin and to restore its original rhythm. Where does it fit in your routine? This is called an … Continue reading A.True Black Tea Essence
To date, I've used quite a few Whamisa products, most of which were overwhelmingly meh. A wiser person would've given up on the brand by now, but the marketing- the promise of better skin delivered by organic flowers- keeps me coming back. This time, I've found a keeper! At A Glance Product Name: Whamisa Organic … Continue reading Whamisa Organic Flowers Toners Refresh Review
I used to swim 2 hours a day, 11 months out of the year, and I played water polo before my high school even had a team, so when I moved to Southern California and decided to take up surfing, I assumed it would come naturally. I have probably a record number of battle scars … Continue reading COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Review
I often feel that the Asian beauty products that become popular in the West are somewhat arbitrary. Take first treatment essences, for example. Missha FTE is one of the first products people reach for when first adopting a Korean beauty routine, yet there are dozens, if not hundreds, of other first essences that remain virtually … Continue reading From Nature Age Treatment Essence Review
The problem with shopping for things from Korea is sometimes I don't realize how much stuff I've ordered until I receive everything. This is how I ended up with all these Chosungah22 products. I'm usually very cautious about ordering too many things from a single brand, especially one I have ZERO experience with, because things … Continue reading Chosungah22 Mineral Toning Essence Review
I feel like this is THE product for people who think they’re missing out. For example, if you’ve heard about the wonders of horse oil but can’t get over the idea of dead horses, this is a decent, vegan (there's no horse, but there is snail) alternative. If you find the texture of lotion or cream to … Continue reading Neogen Dermatology Dual Layer Ceramide Oil Review
There are a lot of "all-natural beauty" types out there who swear by the refrain if you wouldn't eat it, don't put it on your skin. I've always thought thought that guideline was silly, not only because there are a lot of chemicals that are awesome for your skin, but also because if I only … Continue reading Spotlight on Ginseng!
I've been trying my very best to practice responsible hauling, but had a moment of weakness at the beginning of this month when I went a little crazy. This is the second haul I received last week (the first from Rakuten). In addition, I placed not one but TWO orders with Avecko, two days apart. … Continue reading AVECKO Haul: Ginseng, Honey, and Masks Galore!