I'm trying to pare down my skincare to just basics with the help of Althea Bare Essentials.

Going Back to Basics With Althea Bare Essentials

Don’t get me wrong. I still believe in the ritualistic effect an elaborate skincare routine has. But over time, I’ve come to realize that going back to basics is important. You only really need a solid basic routine with an addition of your needed actives (retinol, vitamin C, etc.), and you’re good to go. So …

Here's how long you should be washing your face

Should You Follow the 60-Second Rule for Face Washing?

There are really no hard rules in skincare, except, of course, avoiding using something straight-up toxic. That’s why there’s a popular expression in the Asian beauty community that goes “YMMV” or “your mileage may vary”. There’s a way of washing your face that I wish were implemented as a rule, though, because it just makes …

Jo Baker is a talented makeup artist you need to follow on social media.

Jo Baker Is the Makeup Artist You Need to Follow

These days, when you’re in need of inspiration — for makeup looks and many more — it’s so easy to just whip up your phone, go to Instagram and search for your favorite “influencers.” But if you’re looking for creative looks inspired by things you didn’t think could spark beauty enthusiasm, Jo Baker is the …

Get inspired to do your makeup for Valentine's Day and beyond with the help of these looks.

Valentine’s Day Makeup Looks You’ll Love to Wear Even After the Occasion

Full disclosure: The last time I put makeup on was a week ago and I did so because I had to. I was off to an event and I had to look at least presentable. I haven’t had the urge to play with makeup. I feel like I’ve said that so many times now, I’m …

A closer look at Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's style choices.

Let’s Talk About Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s Earrings

There’s no escaping the news about Miss Philippines, now Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray on anyone’s feed. She’s who everyone’s talking about. But I wanna zoom in a bit — literally — and focus on her earrings.  Three Stars and The Sun I honestly wanted one for myself the moment I saw it online. Catriona …

These are the marble beauty products you just have to get.

Marble Beauty Products You Need In Your Stash

Ah, marble. There’s no other texture that’s gotten attention from professional designers and casual enthusiasts alike than this. It’s become so popular that it’s even trickled down to the world of beauty. From lip balms with swirls to packaging that’s pretty for your vanity, here are marble beauty products to keep an eye out on — …

The Strathberry Midi Tote bag has been dubbed the Meghan Markle bag.

The Meghan Markle Bag + Inexpensive Alternatives

The Meghan Markle bag, a.k.a. the wine-colored Strathberry Midi tote bag the Duchess of Sussex carried to a World AIDS Day event last year, is now almost as famous as its owner. So much so that the Scottish brand that made it has formally named it after her.  Aside from it being carried by Prince …