Essence/Serum/Ampoule, Hanbang, Hanyul, Review, Skincare, Toner

REVIEW: Hanyul Rice Essential Skin Softner

Holy grail alert! Let me just preface this review by saying just how much I looove this Hanyul Rice Essential Skin Softner and how it’s made the best difference to my skin since I started using it. Product info: Hanyul is a brand inspired by traditional herbal and medicinal remedies, utilizing ingredients based on natural plants and grains and combining it with modern…

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Aritaum, Blusher/Bronzer/Highlighter, Comparison, Cushion Compact, Makeup, Review

REVIEW: Aritaum Sugarball Cushion/Velvet Blushers + Swatches

I’ve been trying a variety of Korean blushers recently and I find these Aritaum blushers are the ones I frequently reach for and enjoy the most. These come in two types: Sugarball Cushion Blusher (cream) and Sugarball Velvet Blusher (powder). I’ll be reviewing both separately and then doing a quick comparison.   Aritaum Sugarball Cushion Blusher These cream blushers come…

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Clio, Eyeliner, Makeup, Review

REVIEW: Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner

I haven’t used a pencil eyeliner since I was 18 and ordinarily, nothing would get me back into trying them since I love using gel eyeliners and have never had any complaints about them. However, I was intrigued when I found out about the Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liners. So what makes them different? Well, for one, they aren’t…

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Face Masks, Miscellaneous, Skincare

What are sheet masks?

Sheet masks have been a huge part of the Asian skincare for a long time now and particularly in South Korea where you can frequently see them in dramas, movies, celebrity social media etc. Every beauty shop stocks them and every person can use them: young, old, male, female. The past year, I’ve seen a growing trend, especially on Western…

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Cleanser, Makeup, Review, Skincare

REVIEW: Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm

In my previous post on lip and eye makeup removers, I mentioned how they weren’t so great for removing face makeup, but in this post I want to talk about what is great for that. The Banila Co. Clean It Zero cleansing balm. I’ve always been a fan of makeup wipes – I’ve used the Simple Kind to Skin Facial Cleansing Wipes…

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