Small Home Makeover

We live in an old cozy home that had its original parts from the 1980s. Even though this may not be our forever home, some spaces really needed an upgrade so we worked on the kitchen, fireplace, and master bathroom. Our motto was “nice, but not too nice.” Classy, right? After many months, I am SO happy to finally share our small home makeover.

Moisturizer For Glass Skin | Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Essential Moisturizer Review

The weather is getting colder and drier, friends! Are you updating your skin care routine as needed? I’m so happy to be able to reintroduce this golden, glass-skin, friend into my routine, and share it with you! I am a fan of Missha’s Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream, and when I found out there was a lighter version available I had to try it right away. (Skin care obsessed friends understand when you just buy products on a whim even though you can’t/don’t use them right away.) This was before summer started so I’ve had this moisturizer for quite a while. I delayed writing this review because I felt it was more appropriate to share during the fall so let’s go!

Does The Troiareuke ACSEN Selemix Serum Really Work? | Review

Holy moly! I was on the road today for a quick drive and was surprised with a sea of cars, parents, and kids. SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION! And just like that, summer is over. Which also means the holidays are literally four months away!!! Excitement is brewing over here. Ok, that’s not the point of this post. The point is I want to talk about Troiareuke’s ACSEN Selemix Serum. Yes, another Troiareuke ACSEN product... at this rate I think I'm just 2 products away from trying the whole ACSEN line. Anyway, this serum claims to help with acne scars so it was the first thing I bought when I visited their shop! Troiareuke isn't the most affordable so let's answer the question everyone wants to know. Is it worth it and does it work? 

SKINRx Lab MadeCera Cream Review

Although we’re still rolling in summer heat, fall is right around the corner and cooler, drier weather is coming! My skin goes through bouts of sensitivity and irritation so I’m always keeping an eye out for a good moisturizer that can repair and revive it. Something like the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream, know what I mean? Earlier in the year, I was having one of those episodes and needed a new moisturizer so SKINRx’s MadeCera Cream seemed to fit the bill.

July 2018 Favorites & Empties

July is over and was a crazy busy month for me! We're so close to being done with our home remodeling and I cannot wait until it's complete! I've had to put this blog and my social media posts on the back-burner, but I'll be back posting regularly soon. If you've been through home renovations then you know how tough they can be! In the mean time, it's time to share what I loved and emptied in July! 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Haul

Hello, fellow shopaholics! Did you shop the biggest sale of the year? I’m sure many of you are already over the Nordstrom sale, and I feel so lame sharing this Nordstrom post so late!  On the bright side, the sale doesn’t end until 8/5 so if you see something you like you can still shop! I bought majority of these items during early access and a few pieces here and there when the sale went public. For your reference I included sizes and links if the item is still in stock. 

June 2018 Favorites & Empties

In a blink of an eye, spring left and summer is officially in full swing! Unfortunately, June was filled with more empties than favorites. I’ve been preoccupied with home remodeling so I haven’t had the time to explore new products. Here’s what I loved and emptied in June: 

Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel Vs. Cactus Soothing Gel | Review

If you’ve been following me long enough then you’ll recognize Nature Republic’s Aloe Vera Soothing Gel. It’s my favorite thing to use in combination with my beloved Klair’s Vitamin C Drops.  I never got around to giving it a proper review, but better late than never! I picked up the Cactus Soothing Gel during my last Korea trip so I figured this would be a good opportunity to review both and do a comparison between the two.

Innisfree Real Squeeze Green Tea Mask Review

When it’s hot out I don’t like heavy duty moisturizing sheet masks so I thought this would be the perfect time to use my Innisfree Real Squeeze Green Tea Sheet Masks. They're light and comfortable to wear in this summer heat, and they hydrate and soothe parched skin. I’ve tried a few of their Real Squeeze sheet masks in the past, which included rose, ginseng, and aloe. They’re affordable, decent quality, and great for daily use. 

Get Rid of Cracked Feet + Heels | The Face Shop Smile Foot Peeling Mask Review

Dry, cracked heels and feet are a nuisance. They ruin your bed sheets, can be embarrassing, and are just so uncomfortable! Kevin and I have dry feet, but his are like pumice stones. When you can feel a hardened layer of skin under your foot, you know it’s time to exfoliate. If you like to use a Ped Egg or something similar, please stop. Instead, use a foot peeling mask! I picked up these Smile Foot Peeling Masks at my local Face Shop and they are life changing!

May 2018 Favorites & Empties

How is it June already?! It’s true what they say- the older you get, the faster time seems to pass. Here were my favorites and empties for May! Some skin care, makeup, and for the first time ever, jewelry!

Tarte Aspyn Ovard Palette Review On Asian Eyes | Swatches, Look

It has been a while since I went on any sort of d-day to pick up a newly launched makeup product. I haven’t felt that sort of excitement in so long! The palette I’m talking about is the one and only Tarte Aspyn Ovard. I first shared it on my instagram and everyone agreed that the packaging is so gorgeous! I was super excited to see how it would look on my Asian skin tone and eyes so let’s dive into how it looks and wears! Let’s review!