Review: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

A fast-absorbing, rich moisturizer that provides instant and long-term hydration for dry, distressed skin and eczema. – Sephora Receiving this trial size moisturizer in Sephora’s First Aid Beauty points kit, I was exciting to try out their famous Ultra Repair Cream after hearing multiple glowing reviews. Using this over specifically dry areas of my face, IContinue reading “Review: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration”

Review: Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha

She was just a person, someone who’d never even learned to fire a gun. And the police had offered her up, to draw attention from their own mistakes. They would do it again if they had the chance. – Your House Will Pay Summary and Thoughts In the wake of the police shooting of aContinue reading “Review: Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha”

Review: Twining’s Earl Grey

At Twinings, we take great care to ensure that the Earl Grey you drink today tastes as extraordinary as the one Richard Twining first created. Fresh, fragrant and flavoured with the distinctive notes of citrus and bergamot, this Earl Grey tea has all the taste of the original.  – Twinings I suppose I’m not anContinue reading “Review: Twining’s Earl Grey”

Review: Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer

An extra-gentle weightless gel that helps to calm and soothe skin with visible redness—even skin with rosacea. Infused with probiotic, it strengthens skin’s natural barrier and restores balance. – Biossance A pricey but dynamic moisturizer packed with squalane, Biossance’s Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer was an easy next pick after I heard its many glowingContinue reading “Review: Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer”

Review: The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee

There is great diversity within Asian America and across Asian American history, but there are also significant similarities and connections. The experiences of previous generations shaped the world that Asian Americans live in today.  – The Making of Asian America Summary and Thoughts The Making of Asian America shows how generations of Asian immigrants and theirContinue reading “Review: The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee”

Review: Make Mine a Builders – British Cuppa

It was high time to refresh this hardworking nation with a proper, no-nonsense cup of tea. We turned to the experts on the subject – builders, of course – and asked 300 of them to slurp and rate our blend. They gave us top marks for strength, refreshment and lip-smacking flavour – the perfect cuppaContinue reading “Review: Make Mine a Builders – British Cuppa”

Review: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee

When I am gripped with despair, when I think I might stop, I speak to my dead. Tell them a story. What am I doing with this life? They hold me accountable. I let them make me bolder or more modest or louder or more moving, but I ask them to listen, and then write.Continue reading “Review: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee”

The Spring Bundle

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Spring is here, even though the situationContinue reading “The Spring Bundle”

Review: COSRX Low pH BHA Overnight Mask

COSRX Low pH BHA Overnight Mask reveals soft skin overnight by dissolving dullness, blackheads, and whiteheads. As you sleep, 0.9% BHA helps treat and prevent breakouts while visibly brightening discoloration and uneven skin tone. Great for acne-prone and oily skin, this resurfacing cream mask restores skin moisture while gently balancing the skin. – ULTA IContinue reading “Review: COSRX Low pH BHA Overnight Mask”

Review: Rael Acne Healing Patch

If only you could get rid of acne by swiping left. Here’s some microneedle technology that rejects pimples for you when your hormones bring them around. Our acne healing patch delivers blemish-fighting actives below your skin’s surface to heal breakouts fast.  – Rael In hopes that I’d finally find an acne patch that successfully addressesContinue reading “Review: Rael Acne Healing Patch”