Review: Curology updates

It's been about 7 months since I wrote about getting on the Curology train. I figured it was well about time I provide some updates!

So... has Curology been work the hype?

100% yes for me. It's been an indispensable part of my routine, and I don't know what I'd do if I had to stop using it!

Guide: Glasses for Asians aka the woes of not having a defined nose bridge

I'm not much of a glasses person. I think it stems from the fact that I live a somewhat active life - what with all my running and whatnot - but also the fact I disliked how glasses looked on me overall.

However, armed with a new prescription, and a new fascination for the hipster-looking frames that are all the rage, I figured I'd invest in getting a pair of glasses I really liked. One that was somewhat fashionable and would fit my face better than the previous ones I bought back in Thailand.

And that was when I encountered an interesting problem: the nose bridge dilemma.

Glasses in the US and most other Western countries do not tend to account for the fact that there are people with non-existent nose bridges.  It's not entirely their fault: most Western features have a more defined nose bridge, so it makes sense that most of the glasses they make would cater more towards that population.

I never realized it was an issue because I always bought my glasses in Asia, where the glasses were obviously catered towards Asian features. I just took it for granted... until I tried to find a pair in the US that would fit my face.

It's been awhile


I apologize for the absence, but I also don't want to draw attention to it too much because I'm not quite sure what use there is for that!

I'm going through a weird transition right now with this blog. On the one hand, I am still interested in predominantly Asian Beauty, but on the other hand, my interests are diverging away towards larger topics. Does it make sense to try to mesh somewhat disparate topics all into one blog? At the same time, I don't know if it makes sense to separate into two.

It's funny to go through a transition when I've been mostly absent with this blog. I had very high aspirations, but perhaps I shouldn't have started it the summer before graduate school :P I was anticipating a bit more free time, but also didn't realize how involved I'd be. I am super grateful for it all, but I do miss writing/blogging.

As I write that out, I realize that it doesn't make sense to mesh it all into one blog. Well, it does, but it would be the most uncategorizable "lifestyle" blog ever.

I might just go with that, and I hope you all don't mind the weird topics that get interjected into this blog as I [very, very] slowly move forward with it all. Maybe later down the line I'll brand it all better. But for now, I'm more interested in just continuing to blog and write. I only hope that the material I share is somewhat of interest and of use to everyone :)

Side note: I will say that one thing that will most definitely change is the length of my posts. I am aiming on keeping my reviews a bit more editorial and short. I'm trying to be better at keeping things "to the point" instead of a very long narrative. I am of the firm belief that things be succinct and engaging while still informative. Let's see how that goes!

Onwards with more posts, hopefully!

Joining that Curology train: First impressions and hesitations

I think at this point, it is safe to say I am by no means a skincare trendsetter.  I am never on the cutting edge, lending my face for the good of skincare-kind by testing out the latest new products.  I just enjoy Asian beauty, makeup, and skincare as a way of taking care of myself.

Pretty much me in the skincare scene || Source

Which is why, given my long absence from /r/AB since starting grad school, I had no idea what Curology was until I saw this Instagram post from Joan of Kinseng (everyone should go check out her awesome blog, by the way!).

A photo posted by kinseng (@kinsengnsq) on

I had heard the term floating about, but never took a serious interest in the brand and its products until Joan's IG post.  I decided to do some research into them (aka a cursory Google search).

4 Thai beauty and fashion brands to check out

First of all, happy 2016!  May it be filled with your accomplishments, whether big or small!

So... my last post was a complete lie *sheepish grin* I apologize!  I cannot guarantee a regular posting schedule, but I really do want to keep up blogging because I enjoy it.  Hopefully it'll be a bit more often than the radio silence between September and now (I am aiming for at least one post every month - that's somewhat achievable, right?).  I am significantly more active on Instagram, so do check me out there :)

Now that I'm back home in Thailand for a bit (yay!), I decided to highlight some Thai brands that might be worth checking out if you're ever in this neck of the woods!