Quite a few years ago, I posted about how Too Cool for School (TCFS), a Korean indie makeup and skincare brand, had taken more than just a leaf out of Charlotte Tilbury's (CT) design when they ~allegedly~ stole CT's designs for their own cushions. While there was some backlash online, clearly TCFS did not give … Continue reading Too Cool for School is Stealing Charlotte Tilbury’s Designs – AGAIN [allegedly]
Following a recent exchange in the comments section of one of my posts, I decided it was high time for another non-beauty related post before returning to regular scheduled skincare review content. Saima of Simply Saima asked me about my experiences getting cartilage piercings, and wowee, do I have some opinions on the matter, actually! … Continue reading Getting Pierced in Korea / What I Wish I Knew Before Getting Pierced in my Teens, 20s + 30s
🧧 If you're living in Asia, or have an interest in Asian cultures, you may be aware that quite a few people around the world just celebrated Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year. According to Google, it's a thing for 1.5 billion people. 🧧 Happy Lunar New Year, or Happy Chinese New Year. Enjoy … Continue reading Happy Lunar New Year! + Rant + Seollal Oddities
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
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
Photo by Maria Gloss on Pexels.com With what the 'rona and all, many of us have had to forego beauty treatments at the salon (#firstworldproblems) and from what I gather, this has been a major inconvenience to lots of people. At the same time, I have a feeling that it has given many a new … Continue reading Beauty Treatments in Times of Corona
I have been noticing this trend as of late. There are open letters to Korean cosmetics companies, urging them to be more inclusive. K-Beauty is being petitioned to diversify and to be more accommodating of people of colour (POC).
Photo by Pineapple Supply Co. on Pexels.com I am super pleased to announce that my first guest post ever - titled Korean Skincare Myths & Beauty Secrets - has been featured over at V's Beauty Talk. Here's the link: >>Take me straight to the post>> If you are a K-Beauty fanatic, do check out V's … Continue reading My Very First Guest Post!
I have been living and teaching in Korea for four years and a half now, and I have experienced a variety of schools first hand as well as second hand through lots of long conversations with foreign expats. Today, I wanted to go over some pointers and dish out some ~real talk~ as to what … Continue reading Teaching in Korea, Plus: How to be a Good Teacher
Where do you shop for Beauty Products in Korea? I usually try and stick to just standalone product reviews on this blog because that was the original premise from which I started out on, but as time goes by, I realise that I have a bunch of other blog ideas, one of which I wanted … Continue reading Lalavla vs Olive Young: Pros and Cons