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”

Review: Bigelow’s English Teatime

Expertly blended with hand picked tea leaves from high elevation gardens. Aromatic, full bodied and smooth. – Bigelow Frothy and smooth, Bigelow’s English Teatime is a comfortable tea for the morning, even if it doesn’t quite outshine Twinings’ equivalent. This is mostly due to Twinings’ blend having more potent flavors, whereas Bigelow seems to preferContinue reading “Review: Bigelow’s English Teatime”

April Reads

It’s been a weird month – but reading has definitely provided some much needed stability for me. Also . . . ya’ll . . . I thought it was Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (but that’s NEXT month, which make sense, since that’s when Asian Readathon starts) so I’ve also started reading inContinue reading “April Reads”

Review: Bigelow Constant Comment Black Tea

The Bigelow original. No recipe makes us prouder. To this day members of the Bigelow family are still the only ones who blend this secret recipe of black tea, rind of oranges and sweet spice. One sip & you will know there is still no tea like it… take a whiff then enjoy the oneContinue reading “Review: Bigelow Constant Comment Black Tea”

How I address Hyperpigmentation!

Melano CC is $13 on Yesstyle, and (last I checked) $15 on Amazon. The Ordinary’s Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% is $8. A large size of The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1% is $10 ($7 for the smaller size). The Ordinary’s 100% Rosehip Oil is $10. These simple products have helped me immensely in speedingContinue reading “How I address Hyperpigmentation!”

Review: A Girl Goes Into The Forest by Peg Alford Pursell

Having and wanting at the same time – that’s what it was to carry my daughter inside me. After, I was emptier than I could ever have imagined, I thought then. Then, when I thought I would have the chance to tell her one day. – A Girl Goes Into The Forest Summary and ThoughtsContinue reading “Review: A Girl Goes Into The Forest by Peg Alford Pursell”