What it feels like to reach your skincare goals

Image source I guess we all have our insecurities and things we wish we could change about ourselves, our bodies. Me, growing up, I found myself battling acne in various manifestations (hormonal and lifestyle-related, varying in intensity) from my mid-teens all the way up until my early thirties - so, pretty much up to the … Continue reading What it feels like to reach your skincare goals

Best of Beauty 2021

This year, I barely wore any makeup save for some eye makeup every now and then, though I really miss wearing a full face. Alas, as long as the mask mandates stay in place, I do not see myself going back to my pre-pandemic pancake face, but if you're interested in which BB cream I … Continue reading Best of Beauty 2021

Review: Silcot Cotton Pads (Uru Uru, Hukitori, Uru Uru Organic Cotton) 💮

When I first started getting into skincare following the onset of moderate to severe adult acne in my early 20s, I heard some people talk about the importance of cotton pads in your routine. I scoffed at the absurdity of elevating cotton pads, of all things, as something to Actually Give Serious Thought to. How … Continue reading Review: Silcot Cotton Pads (Uru Uru, Hukitori, Uru Uru Organic Cotton) 💮

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)

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

Korean Perspective: Skin pH

Source: Beauty+ Korea Some time last year, at the gym, I found this beauty magazine called Beauty+ that was just lying around (I stopped buying glossies when I was perhaps 14) and members of the gym were free to take home a copy. One of the articles was titled 'Is my skin [at pH] 5.5?' … Continue reading Korean Perspective: Skin pH

Second Guest Post – Complete Skincare Routine for Dry, Sensitive, Acne Prone Skin (AM and PM)

My entire routine in one image. Before I return to my regular scheduled content, let me briefly link up to my second ever guest post, over at Very Kemi. The post is live at On the Nightstand of Laura and covers the following: 1) Firstly, tell us about you - Name, age, where are you from, … Continue reading Second Guest Post – Complete Skincare Routine for Dry, Sensitive, Acne Prone Skin (AM and PM)

10 more Duds: Products that did not Work as Advertised

FEAT Nivea, Dr Jart+, Revlon, Ashirira, AHC, 23 Years Old, Smith's, Curesys, Mediheal, Melvita Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com - Accurate representation of my emotions while testing the below products. A few months ago, I wrote a post about 10 products that I genuinely disliked - skincare, body products and makeup duds too. Well, … Continue reading 10 more Duds: Products that did not Work as Advertised

Visiting a Korean dermatologist for Adult Acne

Let's Talk about the Importance of Getting a Professional Consultation Image Source Dismal Days Earlier this year, I was experiencing a few bad skin days. Le sigh. Those bad skin days turned into bad skin weeks, and then, bad skin months. Every single day, I would play whack-a-mole with my breakouts, meaning that just when … Continue reading Visiting a Korean dermatologist for Adult Acne