My Top 5 Peach & Lily K-Beauty Awards Picks


If you're a fellow K-beauty enthusiast, you've probably heard of Peach & Lily. They're an NYC based e-retailer that sells all sorts of Korean beauty products (you can also find them on Youtube and Instagram.) Over the past few years, they've also started developing their own products and even have a collaboration with CVS. If you've ever noticed sheet masks and hand creams and other colorful Korean products in a cute display at your local store, you can thank Peach & Lily!

For the first time ever, they're hosting their own K-beauty award series! Of course, when they reached out and asked if I would like to test out the line-up and share my top 5, I said yes! When I got a list of their top winners, I easily knew which ones would be my top 5 because I had already purchased and loved them in the past. In fact, some of them have been featured in various blog posts 😉

Total disclosure: this post is not sponsored but they did send me all 17 of their winners to try out. If you'd like to win all 17 yourself, head on over to my IG to see how!

Worth the Splurge? Surratt, Wayne Goss, & Artis Brush Reviews


During the end of 2017, I treated myself to some luxury makeup brushes. I'm not a makeup brush snob at all-- I've got plenty of real techniques, elf, and wet n' wild brushes to go around. But I also appreciate the finer things in life. Like fancy makeup brushes!

In blogger speak, these brushes totally elevated my makeup experience. Not only do they feel fancy, but most times there's a remarkable difference in results too.

Since I've had 2 or 3 months to play with these brushes from Surratt, Wayne Goss, and Artis, I'm here to reflect on my experiences. Total disclosure: I've never written a brush review before and am not brush expert, but we all gotta start somewhere, right?

Also, I tried measuring the brushes as I've seen people do in brush reviews, but it was a lot harder than expected. I might need to be smarter about it next time and draw the measurements out instead of photographing the brushes with a ruler 😅

Glossier: the Sequel | Dresser Diaries VII


Last year I wrote a review on all of the Glossier products I had tried at that point. In the post, I briefly talked about their marketing and demographics and rep program and all that jazz. Somehow since then, it seems like the brand has become even more polarizing.

On one side of the road, you have people who are a little over-enthusiastic about their glossier love. Everything they create is rainbows and unicorns and even their shit shines. On the other side of the road you have the people who scoff at the mere mention of the brand, roll their eyes, and banish anyone for liking the brand as a sell-out. It’s funny cause a lot of the criticism about the brand is that it’s off-putting in a “we’re not like other girls” sorta way. But sometimes the same people uttering such criticism do it in a “we’re not like other girls” sorta way. Such as “ugh, glossier, I’m not one of those basic bitches that likes their non-makeup makeup.” Non-makeup makeup is cool. Makeup makeup is cool. Do whatever the fuck you want. You can do you without putting down other people’s choices.

Personally, I’m somewhere in the middle, as I’m sure a lot of y’all are too. There are products of theirs that I think are garbage (more on that later in this post) and products of theirs that I don’t want to live without (boy brow!!!) I absolutely think we should be critical of Glossier (and really every brand out there) but it doesn’t have to turn into one big hate circlejerk.

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