The Things I Covet: Cushions

I’ve never been one for full-face makeup. The most I ever do is glide on some lipstick and head out the door, ain’t no one got time for primers, foundation, eyeliner, eye shadow, brows, mascara, etc. I’m actually so behind with makeup that I just got into liquid lipsticks two months ago. So, needless to say, I am no expert in this area.

But I want to change all that. I want to turn over a new leaf and learn how to use makeup! I’m in my mid-twenties and feel like I’m playing catch up to people who’ve mastered cat-eye’s and how to properly cover up acne at age fourteen. Meanwhile I’m still over here trying not to mess up my lipstick application (darn you thin lips!). Continue reading

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LuLuLun Sheet Masks: What’s Up With All the Damn Colors! Part 2


The Regional Series


This post is part of a series of LuLuLun sheet masks. Check out the previous post here: [Pt One]


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My favorite editions to be honest. The Regional Series are so beautiful and the collector in me is dying to try them all. So far Lululun has four Japanese locations: Hokkaido, Okinawa,  Kyoto and Tochigi. On top of those four however, Lululun also has a special Hawaii special edition mask! Let’s begin with Okinawa. Continue reading

B-Quickie: Holika Holika – Golden Monkey Glamour Lip 3-Step Kit

Let me preface this post by stating how much I dislike monkeys. Seriously, I just don’t trust the little buggers. I also find quite a few of them to be quite ugly. Apes too. And chimps… What is the difference anyway? I never found out, not like it matters much to me, I dislike them all the same.

What was this post supposed to be again? Oh yeah, the Golden Monkey Glamour Lip 3-Step Kit!

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LuLuLun Sheet Masks: What’s Up With All the Damn Colors! Part 1


The Originals


This post is part of a series of LuLuLun sheet masks. Check out the other posts below!


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Lululun is pretty well known in and out of Japan, though I do not know too much about its popularity in Japan, I do know that I am starting to see Lululun masks popping up when I shop online! I never really dabbled in Japanese face masks in my Asian Beauty journey but I am very interested in these “daily masks” from Lululun. I mean I don’t know of any other brand that has a mask created with the intention of someone wearing a new one everyday. That kind of product intention is what interests me the most from these masks.

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Review: SkinFood Parsley & Mandarin Toner

Recently, I realized my toner was about to run out and my first reaction was, “Oh man, I need to do a review before it’s fully gone!” then “Oh, I should buy a new one.” Blogs, man~. It’s a lifestyle that takes over~.

All jokes aside, my toner is going to run out and I’m kind bum about it because it has been treating me nicely for the duration I was using it. So, the back story of this toner goes back to around August 2014.

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Lassie’el Night Miracle Mango Mask

[Warning! Joy’s bare face pictures below! Proceed with caution. :c]

If you haven’t noticed in the past few months, mangoes have taken over!! They’re attacking the city of Los Angeles as we speak! Causing havoc and leaking juice everywhere! A bit of an exaggeration but it really does seem like lately mangoes are everywhere. In your juices, foods, and now beauty products. And I LOVE it! The more mango the better.

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Review: Skinfood Peach Sake Sun Lotion

If there is one product I think is essential for my skin routine, it’s sunscreen. It’s honestly a product I use everyday. From my understanding (correct me if I am wrong), unprotected skin filled with acne scars + direct sun exposure = darkening of the acne scars aka STOPPING YOU FROM GETTING YOUR DREAM CLEAR SKIN! A BIG NO NO!

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How to deal with Rosacea

My Background:

Rosacea is not fun to have. I didn’t even know I had it until late last year when I went to the eye doctor. For weeks I’ve been suffering from a couple of styes (don’t know what styes are? lucky you! basically it’s an infected eyelash gland that causes something like a pimple to be formed in the area) and one just would not go away and as he was inspecting my eyes he casually mentioned, “well your rosacea is inflamed, and that’s what is causing your styes.”

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