Japanese powerhouse brand Rohto makes my absolute favorite and Holy Grail vitamin C product ~ the Melano CC Intensive Anti-Spot Essence (also known as Melano CC Medicinal Stain Essence). They recently came out with what I consider an upgrade of the formula ~ the Melano CC Anti Spot Premium Essence. I am going to review … More Rohto Melano CC Line Review
This is a long overdue review! From Japanese brand powerhouse, BCL, I am reviewing several of their Momo Puri skincare products. I discovered this line a few years ago and Kirei Station has been my go-to online shop to get my Peach (momo in Japanese) fix. Kirei Station is located in Japan and they carry … More Momo Puri ~ nothing but peaches!
I was really happy when I saw Jolse, a premier online Korean Beauty shop, start to carry some JBeauty ~ Japanese Skin Care and I decided to try my hand at a cult classic ~ Hada Labo Gokujun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion by Japanese Mega Company, Rohto Mentholatum. In JBeauty terms, lotion means a toner, … More Hada Labo Gokujun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion Review
[ disclosure: blog post contains press samples, affiliate links, referrals. read more here ] I had been wanting to write this blog post for a month now and I am finally getting around to it!! Back in November, I was testing out a product ~ Tia’m Aura Milk Face Peeling Toner (review) and it broke … More Brain Dump: For Oily, Blemish Prone Skin
Lululun is a Japanese brand that specializes in facial sheet masks. I have tried a couple of their masks in the past, and I really enjoyed them ~ but I could only get them from shops overseas. Lululun has now opened a USA store and Kelly at LuLuLun USA graciously sent me some masks to … More MaskDigest: Do You Love LuLuLun?
[ product received complementary. contains referral link ] So a couple of months ago, I saw on Beautius IG feed this HUGE bottle of sunscreen. If you don’t know about Beautius, you should! This Hong Kong Asian online beauty store has an amazing selection of brands and the owner, Tracey, provides fantastic customer service and … More Country & Stream Honey UV Water Gel SPF 32 Review + Comparisons!
I’m back with some more sheet masks reviews! These masks are ones that I used over in the last month and have posted them originally at Instagram. I know that searching on IG is worthless, which is why I try to repost my mini reviews once I get a fair amount of them to warrant … More Mask Digest: Facial Sheet Mask Reviews February 2017 Edition
I’m back with some more sheet masks reviews! These masks are ones that I used over in the last couple of months or so, and have posted them originally at Instagram. I know that searching on IG is worthless, which is why I try to repost my mini reviews once I get a fair amount … More Mask Digest: Another Roundup of Facial Sheet Masks
I do have a hyper-pigmentation issue ~ I have sun damage (brown spots) on both sides of my face ~ mainly in the cheek area but I have noticed a few big freckles cropping up around my eye area that weren’t there before. I never was a sun worshiper, but I did live in Southern … More AHA & BHA … Actives Beefing up my routine
[ disclaimer: all products purchased by me and opinions here are are my own and unbiased ] I love using wash off masks ~ from clay masks to refreshing gel, warming packs and even DIY-type masks! I am reviewing five different wash off masks today ~ A’Pieu Rub In Gelato Mask in Pistachio, Annie’s Way … More Wash Off Masks Reviews: A’Pieu, Annie’s Way, Innisfree and Uguisu No Fun
I started a long term 6 ~ 8 week skincare testing routine back in November, which included the following products Daytime: Kikumasamune Skincare Lotion –> Gu:aam Method Black Pearl Conchiolin 35 Whitening Serum –> Zymogen Houttuynia Cordata Ferment Serum (T-Zone) –> Melano CC Essence with Vitamin C & E –> Graymelin Propolis 80 Energy Ampoule … More November/December Skincare Results – Part 1: Kiku-Masamune, Melano and Gu:aam Method
The other month, I had done an initial impressions on a Japanese brand called Rice Force and I reviewed their Deep Moisture series, but I had also received some foil samples of their facial foaming cleanser. I was SO impressed by it that I went on a subscription plan for it. Who is Rice Force? … More Rice Force Mild Face Wash Cleanser Review
For some reason, lately I have been able to get a few sponsored (ie vendors willing to send me products to review) products. For full disclosure, the products in this review were sent to me to try. Rice Force did not pressure me into writing a review and that was optional. All opinions, like all … More Rice Force Deep Moisture Series Initial Impressions Review