Review – isoi Blemish Care Serum II | Does this top selling serum deserve its top spot?

isoi (pronounced like eye-so-eye) is a brand that I have reviewed before. I also used to buy and even repurchase their Blemish Care Serum again and again in my twenties as I felt that it helped improve my adult acne at the time. Recently, I repurchased it again after not having used it for several … Continue reading Review – isoi Blemish Care Serum II | Does this top selling serum deserve its top spot?

Treatment Toners aka Fancy Water Empties (Dr Jart+, Isntree, Son and Park, Some by Mi, Normal No More, Avene)

I go through toners like water (which is what they're made of, mostly - punny - are you rolling your eyes yet??), hence the extensive collection of toner empties for this post. Generally speaking, I don't expect too much from toners but if they're hydrating or acne preventing, then that makes them definitely worth considering … Continue reading Treatment Toners aka Fancy Water Empties (Dr Jart+, Isntree, Son and Park, Some by Mi, Normal No More, Avene)

Review: Dr Jart+ Cicapair Line (Serum, Mist, Mask, Sunscreen)

Dr Jart+ is a brand that I have talked about over and over on the blog. What can I say - a lot of the time, they're really good, efficacious products! To this day, I use weekly and repurchase their Brightening Sheet Mask (orange packaging - if you need brighter skin, that one is unbeatable) … Continue reading Review: Dr Jart+ Cicapair Line (Serum, Mist, Mask, Sunscreen)

3 Tips for a Better Looking Blog

Spring Cleaning / Housekeeping! Just a quick note to say hi and let you know I've updated the blog for better readability and user friendliness. From going over my themes and design/customisation categories, here are some of my recommendations - perhaps they may help you, too: 1. Start with a Clean Template I've experimented with … Continue reading 3 Tips for a Better Looking Blog

Happy Lunar New Year! | Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation

Happy Seollal! Happy Chinese New Year! Happy Lunar New Year! (Depending on what you celebrate and how you call it.) It's one of the biggest holidays of the year here and I hope you are enjoying the festivities, if you are celebrating at all. Read on for some thoughts on Seollal vs Cultural Appropriation. Over … Continue reading Happy Lunar New Year! | Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation

Get to Know Me: Minimalist Goth | OOTD | Mini Style Journey

This is another post inspired by talking to fellow blogger Jarilissima over on her blog, where she noted that I don't really talk about myself much and in response to which I penned this post about how we cut my pixie: Get to Know Me: Cutting a Pixie Cut @ Home. Let's do another get to … Continue reading Get to Know Me: Minimalist Goth | OOTD | Mini Style Journey

Get to Know Me: Cutting a Pixie Cut @ Home

The other day, as I was talking to Jarilissima over on her blog in her comments section, she pointed out that you don't actually get to see much of me on the blog save for occasional appearances of my face in product reviews. And it got me thinking. I don't know, I find the whole … Continue reading Get to Know Me: Cutting a Pixie Cut @ Home

Quick Brand Overview: Dr Jart+ | Vital Hydra Solution (essence, sheet mask, moisturiser, gel moisturiser, sleeping pack)

Last year, Olive Young was having frequent sales, like pretty much any brand that is considered 'non-essential', I guess. Especially when it comes to more premium-priced brands like Dr Jart+, I am guessing that consumers are more sensitive to pricing nowadays. In a way, it's good for consumers I guess. We get to try more … Continue reading Quick Brand Overview: Dr Jart+ | Vital Hydra Solution (essence, sheet mask, moisturiser, gel moisturiser, sleeping pack)

Colour Makeup Empties plus Decluttering – Lipsticks, mascaras, eyeliners, eyeshadows, highlighters, eyebrow fixers and pencils!

We moved house in the middle of last year so as to be closer to the hubby's work. In preparation for this, I ended up chucking endless amounts of clothes, kitchenware, skincare, and of course makeup. We are only two people living in a studio, we don't collect things of any kind, I in fact … Continue reading Colour Makeup Empties plus Decluttering – Lipsticks, mascaras, eyeliners, eyeshadows, highlighters, eyebrow fixers and pencils!

Best of 2020

Products I could not stop Buying This Year As a consumer on a budget, with stupidly finicky, problematic skin - dehydrated, acne prone, probably starting to age soon as I progress through my thirties - there are not that many products out there that I love enough to keep buying them. Let's keep it short … Continue reading Best of 2020