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: 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: 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”

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: The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser

Not only working to effectively cleanse the skin, this two percent Salicylic Acid Cleanser has an added zinc compound. The two work together to help with oil-control, reduce blackheads and breakouts, and promote a more even-looking complexion.  – The Inkey List For ten dollars, the salicylic cleanser may not be miracle worker, but it sureContinue reading “Review: The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser”

Review: The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD

When people are compulsively and constantly pulled back into the past, to the last time they felt intense involvement and deep emotions, they suffer from a failure of imagination, a loss of the mental flexibility. Without imagination there is no hope, no chance to envision a better future, no place to go, no goal toContinue reading “Review: The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD”

Review: Valerian Nights

Soothing chamomile mingles with lightly sweet caramel and creamy coconut. – David’s Tea Sugary sweet with strong caramel overtones, Valerian Nights may not seem like the type of tea to put you in a drowsy state, but it fulfills its sleepy intents (to an extent). If you plan on going to bed directly after sippingContinue reading “Review: Valerian Nights”

Review: The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid

A powerful surface hydrator that smooths and plumps the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while providing a perfect makeup base.  – Sephora It’s . . . fine. I can’t attest to The Inkey List’s Polyglutamic Acid‘s hydrating effects, because I didn’t really feel a difference and the ingredient in theContinue reading “Review: The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid”