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Silicone Sponges vs. Sponge Blenders

Silicone Sponges vs. Sponge Blenders

I have always been such a simple girl when it comes to makeup. It’s been almost a decade since high school when I abandoned eyeshadow and concealer, so my makeup has always been minimal. With my simple makeup routine, I…

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My #1 Secret to Battling Oily Skin (That’s Actually Free)

My #1 Secret to Battling Oily Skin (That’s Actually Free)

Acne has no singular cause, and many of its culprits range from poor diet, allergies, inflammation, to poor skin care. Unfortunately for me, it’s my body chemistry and dietary allergies. During my esthetician days at the spa, it was tough…

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The Best Holiday Go-To Look: Classic Reds and Cat Eyes

The Best Holiday Go-To Look: Classic Reds and Cat Eyes

One of my favorite things about December is dressing cozy and of course, red lipstick. I normally use Sephora’s Rouge Cream Lipstick in Passion Red together with NYX Lipliner Pencil in Cabaret, but I wanted to try out a brighter…

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Forever Young: The 10-Step Korean Skincare Guide

Forever Young: The 10-Step Korean Skincare Guide

As an Asian girl with a lot of Asian friends, it was always a mystery to me how my friend’s moms seemed to never age. I’ve definitely seen my friends mature as we’ve grown up, but their moms managed to look exactly…

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DIY At-Home Salon Blowout With the $30 John Frieda Hot Air Brush

DIY At-Home Salon Blowout With the $30 John Frieda Hot Air Brush

The only time your hair ever looks fresh out of the salon is after a haircut. It makes me sad. I barely learned how to use a curling iron the correct way about 3 years ago, and I’m not exactly…

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