Review: Innisfree Cica Balm

A multi-use rescue balm with cica and bija seed oil to help strengthen your skin’s protective barrier while improving the look of uneven skin texture. –Innisfree I was really excited to try to Innisfree’s Cica balm, and my lucky chance to try it came during a K-beauty sale where it retailed for $8 (around $25Continue reading “Review: Innisfree Cica Balm”

Review: Cardamom Macchiato

Rich, creamy coffee flavours mingle perfectly with fresh notes of aromatic cardamom – DavidsTea I love starting off my workday with this tea, it smells as delicious as coffee but delivers a sweeter, lighter taste. Perhaps too light, in all honesty. Though in milk the flavors may be stronger, drinking cardamom macchiato black delivers aContinue reading “Review: Cardamom Macchiato”

Review: The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino

The living mourn the dead for a time but they forget about them as days pass. The living are so selfish, so spoilt, so taken with the very act of living that they don’t remember long. – The Goddess Chronicle Summary and Thoughts In a place like no other, on a mystical island in theContinue reading “Review: The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino”

How I Purchase Products

Making informed purchasing decisions about skincare products can feel overwhelming with the oversaturated industry, the wealth of gurus on youtube, and the pressure to spend, spend, spend for immediate results. Though I certainly am not immune to this pressure, especially as the seasons change (and my skin adjusts to new environments), there are a fewContinue reading “How I Purchase Products”

Review: Cold 911

The cold solution you need. Our comforting organic herbal tea features a throat-calming base of peppermint, with soothing eucalyptus leaves, a hint of citrus and potent little juniper berries. Even when inhaling the steam, you’ll instantly feel the enhanced cooling effects. Make sure to keep this caffeine-free blend on-hand before cold season hits. – David’sContinue reading “Review: Cold 911”

Review: Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories by May-lee Chai

Far from home, in Rose’s memories, Ma had become like a black-and-white movie that she had watched on TV when she was a kid. Flickering and quaint. Up close in real life, Ma burned like a live coal against Rose’s heart. – Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories Summary and Thoughts In the title story ofContinue reading “Review: Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories by May-lee Chai”

Review: Sulwhasoo Brightening Sample Kit

Smooth skin tone and texture with luminosity-boosting white ginseng. – Sulwhasoo Last month I attended a K-Beauty sale and purchased a mini-set of the Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening brand alongside a small pouch for $10 (quite a steal). Normally, each one of these products retail around $100, so I was hoping that they wouldn’t actually beContinue reading “Review: Sulwhasoo Brightening Sample Kit”

Review: Kiehls Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

“A brightening face serum with peony extract and white birch extract that helps reduce the look of dark spots.” –Sephora Back when I wanted to experiment with a variety of skincare brands, I picked up Kiehls Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution within a sample set. Hoping that it would help with my areas of hyperContinue reading “Review: Kiehls Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution”

Review: Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

“It’s not enough to find someone you love. You have to be ready for that love, and ready to make changes to welcome it into your life.”  – Ayesha at Last Summary and Thoughts Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching jobContinue reading “Review: Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin”

Review: Tazo Green Ginger Tea

“A crisp green tea blended with ginger for a slight kick and pear for sweetness, Tazo Green Ginger Green Tea puts a unique spin on a couple of classics.” – Tazo While visiting parents, I made a cup of one of my dad’s teas: Tazo Green Ginger. A green tea with a ginger spice, itContinue reading “Review: Tazo Green Ginger Tea”