High-Priced Beauty on a Budget

Oh, the things we do for beauty. Apparently the average woman spends $15,000 on beauty products in her lifetime. Is it just me or does that seem like a low number? 😉 Regardless, I can guarantee you that some of those beauty purchases were ones that didn’t work out: lipstick color that looked great on you in the store–but awful in your daily life, orangey-looking … Continue reading High-Priced Beauty on a Budget

Reverse the Curse of Straight Hair: Curl Your Hair with a Flat Iron

Straight-haired, curly-haired, fine-haired, it doesn’t matter–most women have a bit of hair envy for what they don’t naturally have. Growing up with stick straight hair, I spent most of my teenage years trying various ways to easily create wavy hair that usually didn’t succeed. The solution came way too late in my life, but better late than never: the secret is to use a flat … Continue reading Reverse the Curse of Straight Hair: Curl Your Hair with a Flat Iron

Raccoon Eyes No More: Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

If you have straight eyelashes, finding mascara that doesn’t smudge is like going shopping for a pair of jeans: there are way too many options to try, there’s something off about almost all of them and the process just makes you feel bad about yourself in the end. 😉 A friend told me about Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara and it’s been the “holy grail” … Continue reading Raccoon Eyes No More: Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Look to the Light for Good Skin: Anti-Aging Light Therapy Review

The latest anti-aging beauty trend that’s been brewing for a while has been light therapy for your face to build collagen, remove dark spots and heal acne and eczema. Blue light, red light, what does it all mean? And does it work? Yes! I can safely say that it does! This, besides good genes and sunblock, is one of my secrets to clear, younger-looking skin. … Continue reading Look to the Light for Good Skin: Anti-Aging Light Therapy Review

Dry, Parched Feet No More: Baby Foot Peel Review

Ah, the Japanese. They really know how to make a product creepy and cute at the same time. Baby Foot is a foot peel treatment that transforms your rough, flaky feet into “baby-soft” smoothness. Disclaimer: I’m warning you now. If you don’t feel comfortable with the sight of dead skin shedding on a daily basis off your feet for a couple weeks, then this might … Continue reading Dry, Parched Feet No More: Baby Foot Peel Review

How Snail Mucus Changed My Life: Exotic Anti-Aging Skin Care Products that Work

There are so many advances in skincare coming from Asia, primarily from South Korea and Japan. Compared to the U.S., they are way ahead of other countries in terms of research on anti-aging products. The only catch is that the ingredients used are a bit, um, “exotic.” Snail Mucin – It is what it sounds like, the slime that comes from a snail. Don’t worry, … Continue reading How Snail Mucus Changed My Life: Exotic Anti-Aging Skin Care Products that Work

New Year, New Skin: The 10-Step Korean Skin Care Routine

People ask me all the time for skin care tips because I look a lot younger than my age. Of course some of this is due good genes and being Asian (Korean American)–BUT it’s also the result of good skincare products and habits you can try yourself. Have you heard about how seriously Koreans take their skincare? The now famous Korean approach to skin care … Continue reading New Year, New Skin: The 10-Step Korean Skin Care Routine