Review Biossance 100% Squalane Oil

A weightless, multi-tasking oil that instantly hydrates while locking in essential moisture.  Biossance For body, hair, and face, the Biossance 100% Squalane Oil is a dense oil meant to be delicately patted into the skin for intense added moisture. For my face, I found this oil to not be particularly effective – and for theContinue reading “Review Biossance 100% Squalane Oil”

Review: Adagio Hojicha Green Tea

Green tea from Japan that is rendered brown by roasting Bancha (a summer crop tea, harvested after Sencha) tea leaves. An Adagio customer favorite, with a toasty nutty flavor and slightly mesquite note. Earthy and warm quality, soothing, clean finish. – Adagio Tea A deep, almost savory green tea, this unique blend may take someContinue reading “Review: Adagio Hojicha Green Tea”

May Reads

For Asian Readathon and AAPI heritage month I read a diverse selection of stories, alongside some other pieces in-between selections. In total I read about 18 books (one being the next installment of Yona of the Dawn, which I did not include here), all of which provided a plethora of unique narratives, even if IContinue reading “May Reads”

Review: COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50+

Formulated with Aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, the daily soothing sunblock is so lightweight that is feels like a moisturizer, and it does not leave any white cast. – COSRX I was really excited to try COSRX’s Aloe sunscreen, hearing a variety of positive reviews and trusting in many of the brand’s previous products. However, IContinue reading “Review: COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50+”

Review: Adagio Pu Erh Hazelberry

The earthy smoothness of Pu Erh creates a warm foundation for the rich flavor of hazelnut while playful, tangy-sweet strawberries peek through the nutty opulence. A hint of cream adds a soft, dreamy note to the blend. – Adagio Sweet when cold and somewhat bitter when hot, Adagio’s Pu Erh Hazelberry carries a sweet hazelnutContinue reading “Review: Adagio Pu Erh Hazelberry”

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”