Beauty & Lifestyle Pieces
In Northeast Philadelphia, born and raised, on the playground is where I spent some of my days. Most of my younger days were spent writing at home. Now I work with words for a living.
Specialties and interests include eCommerce/online retail, product reviews, skincare and beauty, travel, martial arts, language education, and general musings about life.
Beauty & Lifestyle Pieces
A K-beauty pop-up in Chelsea is where I was able to try this nifty piece of skincare tech. How accurate was it?
This $30 vegan bamboo toner is the best Korean skin-care product you don't know about. Keep Cool is a cruelty-free skin-care brand that was founded in 2015 in South Korea. The base of this toner is 85% bamboo water, which not only hydrates skin but also protects it from free radicals.
I saw a lot of brands at IBENY 2019 but these five especially made an impression on me.
Some insight about how long one should mask. (Hint: you don’t always have to follow the rules.)
Finding Korean beauty on Amazon is incredibly easy these days. However, many of these products are sold by third-parties that may be pushing counterfeit merchandise. Fortunately, several K-beauty companies have been opening up their own Amazon storefronts to help guide consumers towards legitimate goods at reasonable prices.
For the last month, I have been using the Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum. The brand reached out and offered me the product - plus a nice selection of Jumiso swag - in exchange for my honest opinion. If you follow me on Instagram, then you've likely peeped my weekly check-ins via my Stories.
. This year, give the gift of self-care by procuring an at-home spa kit full of products that’ll leave your recipient glowing for the new year. Best of all, this is something you can easily do on a budget.
Korean beauty products are all the rage in America these days. Beauty emporiums such as Sephora and Ulta have their own dedicated sections loaded with all the cleansers, moisturizers, masks, and other essentials that make up the highly involved K-beauty skincare process.
Can you put a price on spiritual clarity and enlightenment? GOOP has. It's $195 (with free shipping), to be exact. Gwyneth Paltrow's luxury lifestyle
If you're someone who carries plenty of tech gear while traveling, you'll already know it's important to transport it properly, protect it from damage, and keep it all organized.
As Amazon continues to grow, so does its portfolio of in-house brands. It makes sense, after all, for one of the largest retailers in the world to seek more ways to further entrench itself in the everyday lives of consumers.
Amazon recently became the official retailer of Shark Tank-backed products. When you visit Amazon LaunchPad, you'll find over 70 items that have been featured on the hit ABC reality show, with more being added every week. If you're anything like me, you often wonder if the products that Sharks choose to throw their money at are any good, let alone successful.
The kitchen is one of the most vital rooms in any home. It's where we seek nourishment (like coffee!). However, if you find your kitchen is lacking a certain je ne sais quoi, you don't need to call upon the Kitchen Crashers team to completely demolish and rebuild your cooking space.
It's the weekend! At a loss for things to do? We have some ideas: Immerse yourself in a full season of action-packed anime, create a playlist of "bops," or embark on a new video game adventure...all for the pretty price of zero dollars.
Today is International Sushi Day, and we're wondering which establishments offer the most bang for your buck when it comes to buying the delicious dish. Contrary to popular belief, our research shows that grocery stores like Whole Foods actually have more fish than most restaurants!
Anyone hoping to do a bit of Black Friday shopping this year might want to get started as soon as the Thanksgiving turkey has been consumed; that way shoppers can take advantage of the best deals during the five-day span between Thanksgiving Thursday and Cyber Monday.
Personal Stories & Interests
Once upon a time, I avoided parabens like the plague and used moisturizer as a spot treatment.
Throughout the last year-and-change, I've been cultivating a dedicated skincare routine. Gone are the days when I would wash my face with a single cleanser once a day, use astringent haphazardly, hardly ever moisturize, and (forgive me) fall asleep with a full face of makeup.
In the three years I've been doing tang soo do, I've learned many forms, strikes, blocks, self-defense techniques, and sparring principles. (Oh, and I've become a little more fit.) To say that I've mastered everything I've been taught up to this point would be a big fat lie.
One of the realest series I've ever watched is a cartoon about a washed-up television star. Who is also an anthropomorphic horse. BoJack Horseman is a comedy, albeit a dark one. It delves into topics that are an antithesis to its lighthearted character designs: depression, narcissism, social and familial dysfunction, the many flavors of addiction, and death.
Posted in Language Learning on July 1, 2018 Ask anyone to recommend a language-learning app and chances are Duolingo is the first response you'll receive. It's no surprise - Duolingo has collected numerous accolades ( even from us!) and has some powerful backers behind it, including actor Ashton Kutcher and author Tim Ferris.
Language learning is no longer restricted to the confines of a classroom, nor is it limited to textbooks and workbooks. Today we are going to review two modern language learning programs like Rosetta Stone and busuu. Which is best? Find out here!
Today, a classroom isn't required to study a language. All you need is an electronic device, and most importantly, an ability to open your mind and learn as much as possible, even if it means making mistakes. Read my full comparison review of two of the most popular learning apps out there: Memrise vs.