My 10-Step (Korean-ish) Beauty Routine

I get asked about my beauty routine often, probably because I test so many skincare products, so why not share it, right here, right now? My personalized skincare routine has remained quite similar for well over a decade at this point, and closer to two. Because I test so many skincare products, I change up the products that I use sporadically, but the routine itself stays about the same, morning and night. I started my routine way before K-beauty became a popular trend over here in western civilization, so I was excited to find out that I had been doing … Continue reading My 10-Step (Korean-ish) Beauty Routine

ClarityRX Sleep It Off Mask Review

The temptation is real! When I see a product hyping up big promises of anti-aging properties and smoother, more even-toned, radiant skin and transformations, something inside of me hopes, “maybe this one will work?” Beyond claims of nearly impossible feats, when the price tag on the product screams anything above $50 (let alone the $120 price tag on ClarityRX’s Sleep It Off Mask), my first thought is, “it better work!” Then, the more logical part of my mind alleges, “I mean, it has to do something with a price tag that high!” I mean, with today’s science and technology, we … Continue reading ClarityRX Sleep It Off Mask Review

Glycerine & Skin – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly?

If you have been following me for a while, you probably noticed that I haven’t been blogging as much lately, nor have I been posting on Instagram as frequently. For those of you wondering why, I do want to say a big Thank You for actually caring! I am not prepared to go into details at the moment, but I will say that I received some news about my health, and that I will be undergoing a medical procedure this month (most likely sooner than later). Worst case scenario, surgery. With that said, Thank You so much again for all … Continue reading Glycerine & Skin – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly?

Ayurveda and Your Skin

Over here in the U.S., we typically head to a doctor when we have ailments, right? Feeling sick? Make an appointment with your primary physician. Skin ailments? A dermatologist. Bone ailments? An orthopedic doc. Over in India, Ayurvedic medicine is a common practice. In fact, about 90% of the healthcare in India is Ayurvedic. It is a much, much older healthcare system than we have over here in our Western civilization. We would consider it a complementary healthcare option, one that would parallel or be paired up with other treatments. Most of America doesn’t completely rely on holistic medicine, and … Continue reading Ayurveda and Your Skin

Why You Need to Add Honey to Your Skincare Routine

Yeah, it’s thick and sticky and, if you are anything like me, and certain textures annoy you, it probably doesn’t feel too good on your face. If you haven’t been using honey in your skincare routine, I’m here to tell you that it’s time to start. Most of us have been through our fair share of DIY beauty disasters, and if you’ve tried honey in any of those DIY recipes, you may have ended up with a glue-like catastrophe. If you are a texture person like me, or you just don’t want to use a sticky honey mess on your … Continue reading Why You Need to Add Honey to Your Skincare Routine

Candles Don’t Hold a Flame to These!

I always loved how the house would smell when I lit an immensely aromatic candle and let it burn. The problem? It’s hard to find candles that actually make your house smell exactly like freshly baked sugar cookies or warm apple pie, just pulled from the oven. Even if the candles smell like it, they rarely put off the strength of fragrance that I expect. My entire house was permeated with the tempting aroma of buttercream cupcakes last night, though! I sure wasn’t baking cupcakes, nor was I burning a candle. The impressing and satisfying scent was courtesy of Pink … Continue reading Candles Don’t Hold a Flame to These!

The Magic of Activated Charcoal

If I told you that there was a magic product with healing powers that would: Detoxify your body & blood Restore energy to your mind & muscles Combat cancerous growth in cells Maintain cognitive function & memory And much much more… would it captivate your attention? Activated charcoal, a.k.a. activated carbon, has been used in thousands of topical and consumable health and beauty products, from masks that clear out your acne-prone pores to soaks that help to detoxify your entire body. You probably own at least one! It only takes a small amount of this medicinal and miraculous substance to … Continue reading The Magic of Activated Charcoal