How many of us have had the experience of products (shampoo, cleansers, lotions) leaking in our bags on us when we travel? (Raises hand) How many of us have had the experience of having to throw away expensive product at security gates because it violated the 3.0 oz rule? (Raises hand again)
I’ve been a fanatic about cleansing ever since high school, using my first toner to remove residual dirt and gunk off my face. Since then I learned about the importance of double-cleansing, and how washing your face with cleanser alone is not sufficient. I’ve been meaning to try another Korean cleansing balm, and decided after reading great reviews to try Heimish All Clean balm.
I can’t believe it’s June! You know what that means! Summer is around the corner! I’m so excited – summer is my favorite time of the year, and pretty soon we’re going to be frolicking around in the sun! During this time of year, when we’re spending more time outdoors, it’s actually even more important to protect your skin with sunscreen. The daily sunscreen with SPF 30 you’ve been applying once in the morning won’t be enough if you’re going to be spending a day at the beach or the pool.
I first came across Missha’s Time Evolution First Treatment Essence when searching for an alternative to the (very expensive) SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. I really like to use the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, but a 160ml/5.4oz size runs $179 at Sephora, which is difficult for me to justify every other month. I looked up alternatives on blogs, forums, reviews, and came across Missha.
When I first met Ka, he had this hideous backpack that I secretly hated but couldn’t tell him because we were still too early on in our relationship. I didn’t want to be “that girl” too early on and criticize his choice in accessories… yet.
Makeup removers are something that I blow through fast – I finally had a chance to try out this highly rated makeup removing balm from Clinique earlier this year and am already on my second one. Clinique is known for no-fuss, dermatologist tested skincare. To be honest, I haven’t had the best experience with them in the past.
It’s not a secret among friends that I’m completely obsessed with my dog Cooper. Just to tick off a few ways Cooper has it good: we’ve started to feed him homemade organic meals (ground chicken/turkey/beef with vegetables), he sleeps throughout the day next to Ka (who works from home), and we basically take him with us everywhere.
Duty-free shops are one of my favorite places to shop for skincare when I am in Asia. All of the brands collectively in one location, before you take off to go home, what’s not to love??
Something that I love to do during trips to Asia is to shop for local brands that I can’t get easily here in the States. With the surge in popularity of Korean skincare, there have been numerous online outlets starting to cater to demand for Korean skincare and beauty products. A niche that I find more difficult to find is Taiwanese skincare, which I find to be quite good in terms of both performance and value!