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As I have taken on skincare more seriously as a hobby the last few months, I decided to read this book. I have always had an interest in skincare so wearing SPF, moisturizing, and keeping out of the sun have been habits I have employed since I was a teenager. As I am Asian, a lot of the little quirks and beauty care in East Asia does not surprise or shock me. What is nice…

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="461"] On the left is the Triple the Solution sample beside the Dollish Veil Vita[/caption] I recently ordered some BB cream samples from eBay seller "sing-sing-girl". The seller also provided extra samples of two Lioele BB creams that I have yet to try: Triple the Solution BB cream (Lioele's most popular BB cream) and Dollish Veil Vita BB cream. While these weren't on the top list of BB creams to try, I…

As I was perusing Sali Hughes's recent article about hand creams, I realized that I've used and experimented with a lot of hand cream over the years. As someone who is dedicated to taking care of my own skin, the hands need to be treated well. I do frequently wash my hands and am susceptible to the dreaded hang nails. If you do not take care of yours hand, they will become dry, red, and…

Good, affordable nail polish that comes in loads of colours. Previously, I have gone years without painting my hand nails. Yes, years. I think the last major time was in 2010 or 2009. The reason for this is that nail colour chips often on my hands. I knit, cook, wash dishes, and I just wash my hands a lot. I am not obsessive compulsive, but I am good at keeping my hands clean. I do…

BB Creams are now increasingly popular here in the West with Stila, Mac, and Garnier producing their own versions. I've known about BB Creams for a few of years now because of the its popularity in Asia and specifically those brands from Korea. I have never worn foundation and have no intention of doing so, but recently, I have curious about trying BB creams myself. The Skin 79 brand is very popular. There is the…

This was my first experience with Crest Whitestrips. I wanted to start off easy with the 5 minute ones and this one had decent reviews and claimed no pain. My teeth are somewhat sensitive. I use the Sensodyne Pronamel toothpaste. While my teeth are not super yellow, they do get stained easily because I drink tea. Rarely coffee and I don't smoke. The teeth staining issue was something I've always remember having even before I…

Lansinoh Lanolin has had a high rating and repurchase rate on MUA for awhile now. I've known about it for a year, but was hesitant to purchase it just as a lip balm for the night. Still, after working the calculations, the quality of the product and how long it would last (one 56g tube, probably over a year), it is better value than most lip balms and the Vaseline I was using on lips…