Do Asians really need their own sunglasses?


(Note: When I write “Asians” here, it’s shorthand for people of Asian ancestry, in particular East Asian.) My entire life I’ve had difficulty getting glasses that fit me. If a pair of sunglasses fit me around the front, they’d tug my ears forward. If they fit my ears, they’d hug my temples too closely and give me a headache. During …

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How to Translate a Korean Cosmetics Ingredients List


A little while ago, I tried out Evas Vitamin Cleansing Dessert Magic Cream Soap in Berry Mix Extract. It’s essentially a solid cleansing oil, which had me intrigued… but unfortunately, the ingredients list only existed online. In Korean. In JPG form. What’s a girl to do but learn Korean? Luckily, Korean turns out to be a LOT easier than Chinese …

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Asian Beauty Favourites


I am a big fan of Asian beauty products, which I suppose isn’t that surprising given that I’m Asian. Asian beauty products tend to be cute, suited to my colouring and great value. Here are my all-time faves – I’m always on the lookout for more products to try, so if you have any recs please let me know! The …

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Korean cosmetics haul

I’ve been skeptical of Asian cosmetics and skincare for a long time, mainly because I can’t read the ingredients labels. But I recently discovered CosDNA, a database which contains the ingredients listings for thousands of Korean products, and armed with that info, I went on a haul just before I left Australia. The main thing I like about Asian cosmetics …

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Guest Post: How to Apply Eye Makeup on Asian Eyes

Today I’ve got a guest makeup picture tutorial by Patricia of MakeupMew on a topic that I definitely need training on – how to apply makeup on Asian eyes (although mine are a right doozy – not quite double, possibly triple, definitely kind of hooded!) Hopefully this is helpful for those of you with tricky eyelids… I personally find it …

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