Winter Picks 2016/2017

Happy 2017 / Year of the Rooster! Fresh from adventuring in South Korea and Japan this past winter, I wanted to start sharing some items that had captured the festive spirit of the holidays for me. Each piece has a special story, and they also have an illuminating quality in common. They also happened to… Continue reading Winter Picks 2016/2017

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February Face / Happy Valentine’s Day

Even though it is now one of the most globally recognized days of romance, sometimes Valentine's Day merely punctuates the fact that it is already mid-February. Time is flying. For many of us, this time of year brings signs of winter's subsiding. In the US, we already celebrated Groundhog Day on February 2nd (an American… Continue reading February Face / Happy Valentine’s Day

The PinkSeoul Experience

Beauty decisions can be much like academia. Our starting point is the same: the eye-catching, infatuating topic of interest. You know. For some in the beauty world, it is the latest gold-suspended-in-jelly sleeping pack or the vermillion lip stain that promises to hydrate, plump, and remain crisply on your lips for 8+ hours. For scholars,… Continue reading The PinkSeoul Experience

MIZON Hydra-full Solution Water Volume Aqua Gel Cream

Having lived in Hawai’i, near the Dead Sea, and now on the eastern edge of the Pacific Ocean, I am quite excited to come across sea-based ingredients and formulas. On top of that, MIZON’s products always look so glossy. The Water Volume Aqua Gel Cream was a welcome surprise when I received it in the… Continue reading MIZON Hydra-full Solution Water Volume Aqua Gel Cream

Spicing Up Spring: Aritaum Ginger Lip Scrub 진저슈가 립 스크럽

Top shelf lip care has gained enormous popularity in the last couple of years, with irresistible new products from dessert-flavored balms and overnight masks to exfoliating lip scrubs and color-changing tints. When I was growing up in the late ‘90s/early 2000s, Lip Smackers was a global phenomenon (still is, for many of us!) and my… Continue reading Spicing Up Spring: Aritaum Ginger Lip Scrub 진저슈가 립 스크럽

Galactomyces 101: Manyo Factory Galactomy Clearskin AHA/BHA Exfoliation Toner

My top pick from this month's PinkSeoul box has been this toner from Manyo Factory. Lightweight, easy to apply, and incredibly effective, this formula preps skin extra well for sheet masks, mask packs, and skincare routines alike. I use this everyday and most nights as a first step after cleansing. When to use After cleansing… Continue reading Galactomyces 101: Manyo Factory Galactomy Clearskin AHA/BHA Exfoliation Toner

An Eyeful: Petitfée Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye-Spot Patch

When to use After a night out or a night of little sleep to calm the delicate under-eye area and reduce shadows or bags. Note: the jar comes with a tiny spatula that you use to lift the gel pieces! How to enjoy Follow toner with an eye-shaped piece under each eye, and place a… Continue reading An Eyeful: Petitfée Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye-Spot Patch