For the longest time, all I wanted was a cleansing oil that worked. Something that removed all my makeup, didn't leave any residue on my face, and didn't break me out. After a comically long struggle, I found one, and I still think it's the best no-nonsense, super functional, great value, oil cleanser out there. … Continue reading Astalift Cleansing Oil Review
My skin changes drastically when Autumn and Winter roll around, so I have been frantically trying to finish up some of my items that are better suited for summer. Here are my empties from September and October! Empties I Would Repurchase / Have Repurchased Benton Honest TT Mist - Full review here. This is my third … Continue reading August & September Empties
A few years ago, I worked in a building that had a newly open self-serve frozen yogurt shop on its ground floor. One of my coworkers and I figured out quickly that while the yogurt itself was terrible, there were other benefits to be had and so, in the afternoon, two or three times a … Continue reading Mochitto Mochi Mochi Awadate-Irazu Face Wash Without Bubbling Review
I used to live with a girl who was manically obsessed with cleansiness and organization and who, following a trip to Italy, came back with a suitcase full of not only cashmere tights and Schoko-Bons, but also pens, containers, and storage tools she had purchased from a "Japanese, brand-less store" called Muji. This was my first introduction … Continue reading Muji Sensitive Skin Cleansing Oil
Like most other people, every January I always feel the desire to be an overall better person. As it relates to my skincare hobby, I’ve resolved to be a more conscientious and less wasteful consumer. The main goal for the first part of this year is to get my stash of products down to a … Continue reading Quality 1st All in One Sheet Mask Review
It seems like every couple of months, a new oil emerges as the new darling ingredient of beauty editors and natural-minded skincare folk everywhere. Coconut oil kicked off this trend in the late 2000's, I think, and since then we've seen argan, rosehip oil, grapeseed oil, seabuckthorn oil, and even dilo oil being championed as … Continue reading Spotlight on Horse Oil!
Sometimes, skincare requires tradeoffs. For example, despite my having dry skin, pretty much all the sunscreens I use smell like rubbing alcohol due to their high alcohol content. This type of alcohol may be drying but it also allows the sunscreens to absorb with fantastic speed and I just don't have enough free time in … Continue reading Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF50+ PA++++ Review
WHY I BOUGHT IT Remember my review on Chica y Chico’s Beta Salic 2.0? Well (knocks on wood), since I started using it, I have not had a single recurrence of cystic acne. I do still get closed comedones, but even those are less frequent. Needless to say, BHAs are totally my jam right now. … Continue reading DHC Salicylic Face Milk Review also a Reexamination of Salicylic Acid’s Effective pH Range
Master of Life sent me this lovely coupon code a few weeks ago so I took the opportunity to restock some of my favorite sunscreens and pick up some new items! This post will be mostly pictures with some first impressions! What I Ordered Counterclockwise from from bottom left: Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel … Continue reading Rakuten Order #2: Sunscreen Reorders, Salicylic Milk, and More!
Having an army of Asian Beauty animal friends is a dream of mine, so I am not even going to pretend like I bought this for any other reason than the bear shaped bottle. Only after I bought it did I realize that this sunscreen is alcohol free! I have heard multiple times alcohol-free sunscreens … Continue reading Mommy! UV Mild Gel SPF 30 PA+++ Sunscreen Review