How to Recover from Dry Skin

Cold, chilly temperatures call for a nice things like a cup of hot cocoa by the fire, but they also call for not so nice things like chapped, flaking skin. Increased exposure to heaters, freezing winds, or a lack of proper care can lead to aggravating skin conditions like dry, cracked skin or even eczema….

Brand Spotlight: COSRX Takes the Struggle Out of Breakouts

COSRX is one of the first brands that got me interested in Korean beauty. It’s simple, effective, and a great price. If you’re thinking of switching over to a K-Beauty routine, COSRX is a must-have! Their products do an exceptional job at fighting breakouts because they balance exfoliation with moisture. Check out the breakdown below…

Toners, Serums, Essences – The New Skin Care Essentials?

When putting together a skin care routine, the countless number of products out there and the fancy jargon thrown around can be mind-boggling. Moreover, figuring out what exactly is necessary for you can be reason enough to give up on the process altogether. The key here is to know your skin type. Then learn what…

AHA and BHA – What Exactly are They?

AHA and BHA are acids – a bit daunting right? But products that contain AHA or BHA can really turn your skin around when used properly. AHA and BHA are also known as chemical peels, which is basically their purpose – to exfoliate your skin. Many products that advertise as “peels” will contain some sort…

Battle Whiteheads Without Breaking the Bank

Who likes waking up to acne on their face? I am positive no one enjoys saying hello to new acne in the morning, so let’s talk about ways to battle these whiteheads! Having battled acne for more than 7 years, I can confidently say a more expensive product does not necessarily mean a more effective…

3 YouTube Beauty Gurus to Ease You into the World of K-Beauty

Forget Netflix. YouTube is where I go when I want a lazy Friday night in bed. And for those who have ever fallen down the rabbit hole that is makeup tutorials on YouTube, you can probably understand why. Before moving to Korea, K-Beauty from a distance seemed deceptively simple to me – bright lipstick, light-colored…

Effective & Cute Gifts K-Beauty Newbs are Sure to Love

The gift-giving season is here! Are you behind on your holiday shopping? Want a little pick-me-up treat for yourself during this busy, wintry time? If so, I have a gift guide to help find your friends, family, (or even yourself) the perfect products for a first-time introduction to the K-Beauty scene. Skincare There’s an overwhelming…

Getting Over Your Skin’s Winter Blues

The temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter, I just ordered a pumpkin- spiced latte yesterday, and even dusted off my ugly Christmas sweater. Did I mention Thanksgiving is coming? The seasons are changing fast here in Korea and I couldn’t be any more excited for the holidays. I wish I could say the…

Skin Pick-Me-Ups for the Girl who Partied Too Hard

We’ve all been there–drank a little too much, stumbling home with frazzled hair, still a bit too intoxicated to even bother washing off our make-up. We either slip off our clothes and jump into the most jammies-like option available, or full on just jump into bed with our dress still on straight from the club….