SNP + W.DRESSROOM GentleGirl MaskPack No. 04 Dandy Boy Cellulose Sheet Mask Review

SNP + W.DRESSROOM GentleGirl MaskPack No. 04 Dandy Boy Cellulose Sheet Mask Review

Honestly, what a mouthful of a name! Certainly doesn’t help that the name includes two brands as this product was made in collaboration. If you’re unfamiliar with SNP and W.DRESSROOM, SNP is a Korean skincare brand and W.DRESSROOM is a Korean fragrance brand. The collaboration between two brands really intrigued me, yet I couldn’t help but be slightly hesitant towards soaking my face with what I imagined would be heavy perfume. Sure, a lot of skincare products I enjoy include scents, so why would this be any different? I don’t know what to say other than for some reason, having a perfume brand highlighted as one of the appeals in this face mask slightly turned me off. Nevertheless, I gave it a go!

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Dewytree Miracle Pore Minimizing Serum Review

Dewytree Miracle Pore Minimizing Serum Review

Hello, friends! It’s been a while since I’ve done a product review on the blog. I reviewed this a long time ago, but I never got around to uploading the photos and typing out the post. I’m now getting to it, but better late than never, right?

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December 2019 Favorites

December 2019 Favorites

Hi there, friends! Today’s post is going to be pretty short, but I still wanted to share some products I’ve been really enjoying in the month of December. One of these is new and another I’ve tried in the past but have been using more frequently this month.

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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask vs. Tonymoly Timeless Ferment Snail Lip Treatment

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask vs. Tonymoly Timeless Ferment Snail Lip Treatment

Hi, friends! I apologize for the super late post today. It was actually my friend’s commencement ceremony today, so I’ve been with her and her family all day today. Nevertheless, I wanted to keep my promise of posting every single day this month until Christmas. Since winter for many people living in cold climates brings about dry, chapped lips, I thought I would share two lip treatments I love using to keep my lips moisturized.

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Etude House 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask Ceramide Review

Etude House 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask Ceramide Review

Hi, friends! Welcome to the second Face Mask Friday of this month! During the month of December, I’ll be focusing on moisturizing face masks. Last week, I reviewed the Damask rose face mask from the same brand. Today’s key ingredient is ceramide, which is a lipid molecule that helps create a moisture barrier to keep your skin healthy and happy by keeping moisture in and pollution out. Etude House claims that this “daily low-irritant mask made of breathable 0.2mm air sheet effectively delivers 7-free essence to your skin” and that it “relieves skin’s thirst, moisturizes dry skin by providing abundant moisture and by strengthening skin’s moisture barrier.”

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Etude House 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask Damask Rose Review

Etude House 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask Damask Rose Review

Hello, friends! Welcome back to the first Face Mask Friday post of December! As the weather is getting really cold here in California, I thought it would be good to focus on hydrating and moisturizing masks this month. The first mask we have is another from Etude House’s 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask line. Today’s sheet mask features Damask rose and is said to provide “fresh moisture,” which is something I definitely could use after the exfoliation I did just prior to using this face mask. It also claims to be a “daily low-irritant mask made of 0.2mm breathable air sheet [that] effectively delivers 7-free essence to your skin… containing Damask rose extract and niacinamide, a skin whitening agent, [to keep] skin moisturized for long hours by providing instant moisture and vitality to tired skin.”

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October + November 2019 Favorites

October + November 2019 Favorites

Hello, friends! Happy December! I apologize for the little hiatus, but I finally submitted my JET Program application! Things are progressing well, and I’m super excited for the next step! Now that I have some more free time, I’ll be dedicating more to my blog starting with an October and November favorites post.

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Etude House 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask Collagen Review

Etude House 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask Collagen Review

Hello, everyone! Happy Face Mask Friday! Today’s face mask is from Etude House’s 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask Line. This time, we will be reviewing the collagen version which utilizes an emulsion type essence. This mask claims to be a “daily low-irritant mask made of breathable 0.2mm air sheet [that] effectively delivers 7-free essence to your skin” and that it contains “abundant collagen and adenosine with wrinkle improvement function [that] moisturizes and firms up skin.”

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Etude House 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask Pearl Review

Etude House 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask Pearl Review

Hello, friends! I apologize for the very late Face Mask Friday post; however, it is here nonetheless. I bring you the Etude House 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask featuring pearl, which is an ingredient know for providing radiance to the skin. This 20ml “daily low-irritant mask [is] made of breathable 0.2mm air sheet” that utilizes an ampoule-type essence to “effectively deliver 7-free essence to your skin.” It contains “luminous pearl and niacinamide, a skin whitening agent, [that] makes dull skin look bright and radiant.” I actually had a great experience with this mask, which I will be discussing why below.

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September Thoughts

September Thoughts

Hello, friends! Can you believe it’s already the end of September? It’s so crazy how time flies. I can’t believe it has already been over four months since I’ve graduated university. What have I been doing all this time?! On one hand, it feels like I haven’t accomplished much as I don’t have a set full-time job at a nice company where I’m earning a stable income. Granted, my graduation came as an unpleasant surprise which you can read about here, so I didn’t have much time to prepare for all that. I mean, I definitely could have applied for a nice full-time job (and I did soon after graduating but took a break to just enjoy my summer with visiting family), but I’m also taking this opportunity to pursue my hobbies and experiment with the uncertain future.

It’s been great blogging again. I really missed sharing my thoughts and experiences with everyone. A few years ago, I made my first blogger friends. There was this sense of community that felt so amazing to be a part of. We weren’t huge bloggers by any means, but it was absolutely astounding to meet people who shared the same interests and supported one another in our endeavors. I’ve lost touch with my blogger friends over the years as I’ve been on hiatus, but it’s been nice striving to meet more bloggers online.

I’ve also been taking this time to learn more about photography. I’m actually going to Pebble Beach today with my mom to get some fresh air and pick up some gifts for family in Korea, and I’m planning on bringing my dad’s DSLR to practice using it. I recently gifted my parents two roundtrip tickets to their hometown to visit family they haven’t seen in years, so we’re going to get some 100 Years of Pebble Beach themed gifts for my uncles who are into golf. After that, we’re probably just going to go for a nice drive by the beach for some quality mother and daughter time.

I guess this month has been a lot of stress for me as I’ve been finishing up job applications to teach abroad but left with a sense of guilt and shame for not choosing the steady road of simply settling down into adulthood and getting a “real job.” I’m thankful that my parents are allowing me to choose my own path, but I can’t help feel burdened by the weight of what society considers success. I was just going to relax until August and then pick back up with applying for a “real job,” but my decision to pursue my travel and blogging dreams has been both liberating yet heavy. Out of college now, it is a much more burdensome load to carry.

But nothing great comes without effort, right? I’m still trekking the great unknown, but I’m sure things will fall into place soon. There’s no guarantee that this is the path to success, but I know I will forever regret it if I don’t pursue what I’m passionate about. It’s now or never.

September has left me feeling a bit empty inside as I struggle with my uncertain future and fight the societally inflicted shame I feel in postponing a corporate career. All in all, it’s been a mentally exhausting month, and I can’t wait to finally be over this slump. October, bring it on.

Until next time,