• Skin Care

    Sheet Mask Madness

    I have a stack of TonyMoly sheet masks that I am working through before I purchase any others and I have quite a long want list – I have been trying to use a sheet mask as often as possible to make quick work of these. It’s taken some getting used to, tacking 20 extra minutes onto my evening isn’t ideal – it isn’t like it’s hard but it is a time commitment. Overall, I enjoy these masks but I don’t often see them on K-Beauty sites and wonder if these were made to appeal to American consumers but I’m not sure. There are other masks from this brand that…

  • Skin Care

    The A’Peeling C200

    I am always keen to try a new face peel, I have become a bit of a peel addict. It’s hard not to be when the quickest way to smooth, bright skin is to slough off the old, dead skin. A peel that I have been using recently is the Wish Formula C200 Bubble Peeling Pad, a peel pad that is soused in Vitamin C and AHA’s.  I came upon these when I started my K-Beauty research, these make the best seller list on several websites and overall, the reviews are literally glowing 😛 You can purchase these as single packets or in a package of 4, there is a…

  • Skin Care

    Korean Market Trip!

    I read the name Berengaria in a book and decided that this would be what I would name a daughter. She was Queen Berengaria of England, what a fierce name – I mean, what would you do upon meeting someone of that name?! Probably just leave. And then I realized that this is probably in the top 10 reasons why I will never have kids – they would be cursed with ridiculous names. Prudence, Astrid, Magnhild, Berengaria – just to name a few 😛 The K-Beauty obsession continues, today I went to a Korean market to see what they had to offer and scored a couple of interesting finds. If…

  • Skin Care

    First Impressions – Paula’s Choice

    I read a headline this morning, Do You Text & Drive – It Could Cost You. I have a correction to this, it should have read; Do You Text & Drive – You’re An Asshole & You Could Kill Someone But Since You Won’t Stop, Someone Had to Waste Their Time Instituting New Laws Because Again, You’re An Asshole. Why is that so hard? Who are we afraid of offending? If someone is doing something wrong, just say it – as a society, we are way too concerned with not offending people even when they are doing something wrong. People who text and drive deserve to be offended, they are offensive. I…

  • Skin Care

    The Gift of Goddess Skin

    Just a short beauty post on this sunny day, the metro is blanketed in snow and while it certainly snarled travel plans – it is pretty to look at. Today I am sharing another item that I picked up with my Charlotte Tilbury order – this lovely, little travel trio that included three of her bestselling skincare items. For $59 you can try the Magic Cream, Goddess Skin Clay Mask and Wonder Glow – all of the items are tucked into a burgundy suitcase-esque carton with the brand’s signature rose gold embellishments. This would make a fabulous gift for just about anyone or in my case, an opportunity to have a few products on hand…

  • Skin Care

    Glowing Skin with Glossier!

    I don’t usually talk about products that I don’t own or haven’t used in the past outside of Wishlists and Anti-Hauls but I cannot contain my excitement for this new product just dropped by Glossier! It’s simply called Solution and it is a liquid, chemical exfoliant. It is formulated with lactic, glycolic and salicylic acid – some of my very favourite acids for keeping my skin smooth and clear. This product also contains skin-soothing and conditioning components which is important when you are basically dissolving the outer most layer of your skin. I love peeling my face, I use chemical exfoliants and enzyme peels as a consistent part of my skincare routine.…

  • Skin Care

    Love Your Skin Event!

    If you didn’t know, which I didn’t know until today – ULTA has a new rewards level – Diamond and I don’t know if I am excited about it or not. This is about to get real first world whiny so tap at now if you don’t have time for it! As Platinum, I only have to spend $450 to reap the benefits, I figured that the new level would probably be at the $900-$1000 level but $1200?! I feel that’s a bit of a leap! The benefits also aren’t terribly exciting, .25 increase on points accrual, free shipping on orders of $25 or more and a $25 salon rewards…

  • Skin Care

    Super Luminous with L’Oreal

    I found myself in an absurd situation this morning, I was checking out with some sweatpants and the cashier asked me if they were for me and when I said yes, she said that they weren’t my size. Which, they weren’t – I buy sweats like 3 sizes bigger than my pant size because if I am wearing them I am probably sitting at home, watching Unsolved Mysteries and not giving a fuck and I don’t want them to fit. I explained this to her, sans the profanity and she still wasn’t convinced that I wanted those sweatpants, that I was really going to go home and wear them. She suggested…

  • Makeup,  Skin Care

    Most Regrettable Products – 2017

    To preface this, it was a great year for beauty and me – I tried so many new products and most of them were hits or at least usable. However, I do have a few items that I completely regret purchasing. These are just my opinions, if you disagree – keep doing you! NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette – Let’s just start with a real heart-breaker. I was so excited to get my hands on this palette because I love the NARS eyeshadow formula – I have never had an issue with it. This palette is so lacking, it cannot be the same formula as their duo compacts. I put this palette in…

  • Skin Care

    The Body Shop – Festive Shea Picks

    One would think that consumers would be all shopped out but I too was up and about early to take advantage of the after holiday sales. I scored big at Target on some vintage inspired ornament sets – then got home and realized that I am out of storage, I think that this is the year of downsizing. It is frigid out there, I hope that everyone caught in these winter storms is staying warm! I received this lovely Shea Giftset from The Body Shop and I am super excited to use it. I have used different products from this brand before but mostly face stuff, I usually pass on the…