Last Minute Beauty Lovers Holiday Gift Guide

I told myself I wasn't going to create any holiday content... but yet, here we are. It doesn't really feel like the holidays so it's hard for me to grasp that there are a mere 2 weeks until Christmas. But talking about presents always puts me in the holiday spirit so here we are with beauty gifts for beauty lovers (...and also some beauty gifts for those who aren't as beauty obsessed.)

This list is by no means exhaustive because I don't have 3 years to write this post nor do y'all have that sorta time to read it. So instead I've narrowed it down to a couple items per each price category plus the last minute shipping details because who wants to deal with the holiday crowds in stores?

Bonus: a lot of retailers who usually charge you for shipping, are offering free shipping for the holidays!

I didn't include any gift sets sold at Sephora, because I already published a best of skincare gift sets at Sephora post last month!


Farmacy Honeymoon Glow: Thank U, Next

One of the most talked about products on Instagram this fall has been Farmacy Beauty's Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum with Echinacea GreenEnvy™(with the proper trademark and all.) It's an exfoliating serum that's meant to soften the look of fine lines and pores, while also hydrating the skin.

I've lost count at the number of times I've personally been asked about the serum, so I figured it was time to write a post and compose my thoughts in a semi-organized, centralized manner. So the next time someone asks me what I think of it, I can say "I got you, boo" and point them in this direction instead of scrambling to fit my thoughts into Instagram's DM limits.

Disclaimer: I received this serum as PR from the brand but as always, all thoughts are my own!

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Black Friday + Cyber Monday 2018 Beauty Sale Round-Up!

It's that time again. Cyber Week is here once again. So once again I have my Black Friday + Cyber Monday Beauty sale round-up! I split the sales into 4 different categories-- major retailers, brands, Asian beauty retailers, and green beauty retailers.

The sales that are listed as TBD I either don't know about, or do know about but cannot post about until a certain date/ time. But either way, there will be some sort of offer going on there!

P.s. you can also check my post from last year to compare the sales and offers.

Last Updated: Saturday 11/24 12:30 PM

As always, reminder, just cause it's on sale doesn't mean you need it ๐Ÿ™ƒ


Worth the $$? Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm Review

Then I Met You is the newest skincare line by Sokoglam's founder Charlotte Cho! If you're not familiar with Sokoglam, they're one of the largest K-beauty e-commerce sites in the US and curate many popular K-beauty brands like Banila Co, Missha, Cosrx, and more.

Then I Met You initially released two products-- the Living Cleansing Balm and Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel. Sokoglam has always promoted double cleansing so I think the duo made sense as a first release. I was a little bit shocked at the price points because Sokoglam curates a lot of mid-tier products-- they have plenty of cleansers under $30 and $20.

But alas, I love a good cleansing balm so I decided to take one for the team and try it out! I justified it by telling myself I would review it for the blog, and here we are.


Beet the Sun to Beet Shield: Krave Beauty Sunscreen Review

Krave Beauty's sunscreen finally became available in the US yesterday so this review could not have better timing!! I was impatient and got it from Korea last month, so I've had some time to test it out.

If you haven't heard of Krave Beauty, it's a brand founded by skincare blogger/ youtuber extraordinaire, Liah Yoo. They launched at the end of last year and have since come out with 3 products-- the sunscreen being the newest launch.

Originally, it was released in South Korea with the name "Beet the Sun." Unfortunately, it could not be released in the US as a sunscreen because of our outdated sunscreen guidelines. We haven't had a new sunscreen filter approved since the 90s!! It's a shame because the rest of the world is putting out lightweight, elegant formulas while we are stuck in goopy, white cast city. Anywho, in order to be sold in the US it is *not* marketed as a sunscreen but it is the same exact product that's sold as a sunscreen in Korea. Capiche?

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