Review: The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz

But Yehya was not convinced, and he did not stop bleeding.” – The Queue Summary and Thoughts In a surreal, but familiar, vision of modern day Egypt, a centralized authority known as ‘the Gate’ has risen to power in the aftermath of the ‘Disgraceful Events,’ a failed popular uprising. Citizens are required to obtain permissionContinue reading “Review: The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz”

Review: COSRX Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule

With 80% propolis extract, this ampoule helps to increase the skin’s ability to absorb and retain moisture, leading to a healthier complexion with a natural glow and softness. Apply after cleansing and toning. – Yesstyle I went on a limb to try this product, as it costs about $21 on Yesstyle (2 weeks shipping) orContinue reading “Review: COSRX Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule”

Review: The Pretty One by Keah Brown

Care, respect, fighting for our proper representation and rights: that’s what’s necessary. – Keah Brown Summary and Thoughts In The Pretty One, Brown gives a contemporary and relatable voice to the disabled—so often portrayed as mute, weak, or isolated. With clear, fresh, and light-hearted prose, these essays explore everything from her relationship with her able-bodied identicalContinue reading “Review: The Pretty One by Keah Brown”

The Winter Bundle

She could not fathom the hexagonal miracle of snowflakes formed from clouds, crystallized fern and feather that tumble down to light on a coat sleeve, white stars melting even as they strike. How did such force and beauty come to be in something so small and fleeting and unknowable? – Eowyn Ivey, The Snow ChildContinue reading “The Winter Bundle”

Review: Thus Were Their Faces by Silvina Ocampo

I gazed into the mirror, hoping that it would reflect creatures less afflicted, less demented than ourselves. – “The Punishment,” Thus Were Their Faces by Silvina Ocampo Summary and Thoughts Thus Were Their Faces collects a wide range of Ocampo’s best short fiction and novella-length stories from her whole writing life. Stories about creepy doubles,Continue reading “Review: Thus Were Their Faces by Silvina Ocampo”

Review: Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil

The Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil is mild yet effective – perfect for sensitive skin. Its hypoallergenic formula is packed with vegetable oils that gently cleanse, moisturize and protect. – Sokoglam Hoping to find a makeup dissolver for part one of my double cleanse, I picked up Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil, believingContinue reading “Review: Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil”

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: 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”

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: 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”