Jul 21, 2014  •  In Asian, Beauty, Korean, Reviews, Shopping, Travel

Korean Beauty Haul: My Favorite Products, Part 3

see:Korean Beauty Haul: IntroductionKorean Beauty Haul: My Favorite Products, Part 1Korean Beauty Haul: My Favorite Products, Part 2 Sheet Masks, prices varySheet masks are sheets of cloth or thick paper — with appropriate cutouts for the eyes and nose — that are soaked with skin-improving chemicals. Although the instructions for each mask varies between each brand and type, they usually are to be left in place for a period of 10-20 minutes, and upon removal, the leftover liquid to be patted or massaged into the face. (XOVain calls Korea sheet masks the “Lazy (Broke) Girl’s Facial.”  You can also check…
Jun 16, 2014  •  In Beauty, Food, Personal, Reviews, Sports

More Products I’ve Been Diggin’

You know me — whenever I come across an item that enriches my life, I want to tell everyone about it! So here it is: five more products I’ve been enjoying lately. 1. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream I’ve been reading (and seeing great before-and-after photos) of this cream online, so I decided to give it a try once the weather warmed up and my limbs were no longer covered in thick clothing. There are two versions of this cream: light skin, and medium-deep skin tones. Although my skin is pretty fair, I decided to get the darker version…
Jun 12, 2014  •  In Aerin, Claire, Personal, Reviews

Green Meadows Farm

This past Memorial Day, we decided to visit Green Meadows Farm, a “petting farm” 45 mins from Manhattan. My daughters seem to be city girls. Aerin wasn’t too impressed with the farm animals, while Claire was scared of most of them. We weren’t able to get too many pictures because we had to keep holding the girls (Aerin to keep her from running into the woods, and Claire to calm her down), but we were able to get a few memorable snapshots. We started the tour with chicks and ducklings. I have an irrational fear of birds, but I managed…
Jun 6, 2014  •  In Personal, Reviews, Shopping

Comfy Jeans Rave: Gap 1969 Sexy Boyfriend Jeans

We interrupt this self-imposed, life-is-damn-busy-and-hard blogging break to bring you an item of frivolity. (You can scroll down to the bottom of the post for a tiny update on my going-abouts.) Once again, I am waaayyyyy late to a fashion trend. I remember borrowing J’s jeans a few times when I was pregnant, when none of my regular jeans would fit and I didn’t think my still-expanding belly yet warranted maternity jeans. I didn’t like the look too much at the time, so I eschewed the boyfriend jeans mania when it started to become popular a couple of years ago.…
Feb 11, 2014  •  In Beauty, Personal, Reviews

3 Budget-Friendly Products I’ve Been Diggin’

Each of these items run less than $10. They’re all used and loved by yours truly, and I will definitely be making repurchases when they run out. I can’t recommend these enough! Palladio Rice Paper, $4 I’ve used blotting paper in the past — all the popular ones like the Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper, and Boscia Blotting Linens —  and I can’t for the life of me figure out why I’ve never tried these before. Not only is the Palladio Rice Paper less than half the price of the ones mentioned above, they…