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Crys  Caribbean-πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Gyal, DC. Dad Joke Laureate. Skincare Addict. Born Again Kpop/Kdrama Desciple. Food/Lifestyle Novice. Soft n Resilient Like a Mochi.

Sorry I've been totes MIA, y'all. Some real ugly BS is going on in my life right now, so I've not had the energy to write and post. If anyone would like to send a bit of positive, healing energy my way, that would be lovely and much-appreciated. Tonight, I decided to be extra kind to my skin as a form of self-care. Check the routine below.



@pyunkangyul Cleansing Foam
@biossance Squalene + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil



@aztecsecret_ Indian Healing Clay + ACV + 4 drops of @odacite BL + C (Black Cumin + Cajeput) Serum Concentrate (targets pimples) -- This clay mask recipe left my skin feeling thoroughly degunkified and smooth.


@stratiaskin Soft Touch AHA (10% Mandelic Acid Gel) -- Left it on for lort knows how long, but hey, extra absorption, amiright?



#pyunkangyul Essence Toner -- J'adore~~ ________________________________


@commonlabs Ggultamin (Honey Vitamin) C Real Jel Mask -- Well the left-over cream gel essence to be specific. I used this mask for the first time on Sunday and am SMITTEN. There's a ton of the rich essence leftover in the packet -- enough for another 3-4 uses tbh. It's a luscious texture and made my skin feel softy, bouncy, and chewy like mochi. More on this mask in a future post to come.

@cosrx_korea Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence ~Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream + 3 generous drops of @chagrinvalleysoap Argan Pumpkin Facial Oil ~Pyunkang Yul Moisture Ampoule -- To seal all that nourishing goodness in. Cooling effect that is really soothing.

@thebodyshop Tea Tree Oil -- I stopped using this for quite some time, as the new formulation does nothing for me. But this weekend I was at my parents and found an extra wee bottle in my bedroom. Decided to use this on a whim to spot treat some hormonal congestion on my jaw, and was pleasantly surprised to find it started working to shrink those bad boys before I even hit the hay. Needless to say, I'm curious to give this oil a another chance.
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I would like to announce that I've officially crossed over into #thatkpoplife and purchased my first photobooks πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ Aaaahhh yes. My final form is nigh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Look, I couldn't say no to the @withikonic Youth Vol. I #bobby and #jinhwan versions. Regret would haunt me with merciless vengeance if I didn't get them, ok? And feeling quite proud of myself actually, as I only ordered two photobooks...for now πŸ‘€πŸ‘€ LOL I'm genuinely so pumped. But pray for my package, y'all. You know registered airmail is a trip and a half! May the odds be ever in my favor, fam.

#kpop #kpopislife #ikon #ikonics #ikonbobby #ikonjinhwan #μ•„μ΄μ½˜

Hoohooooo!!! Look what arrived @roadtoglow ✨☺️✨ The @paulaschoice Resist BHA 9 πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ I'm glad that I finally purchased this and cannot wait to try, but uuuhhhh. Hm... It's so tiny, thoooo πŸ˜’ However, I'll quietly withhold the salt for now lol Hopefully this little friend will free me from congestion and texture hell πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ Deliver me, Lort!

#skincare #mailday #paulaschoice #beautymail #skincareproducts #oilyskin #sensitiveskin #acneproblems #summerskin #abcommunity #bblogger #beautyblogger #instablog

Still so late and out of order omg. But anyhoo, enough of my whinging. On with Day 4 of the #ABmidyearstashchallenge hosted by @peepingpomeranian and @mindyourbeauty. I've got a modest mix of chemical and physical exfoliators, and definitely plan to expand my chemical collection.


SKIN TYPE: Oily/Combo
SKIN CONCERNS: Overproduction of sebum, large pores, congested pores, PIH, uneven texture


@drgusa Brigtening Peeling Gel - I've held onto this bad boy for possibly waaayyy too long but what the eff ever lol I've got about a generous teaspoon left and plan to use it up soon. This gommage peel is the business, y'all. Took a bit of getting used to, but it works. Clears out blackheads like a boss and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth.


@neogen_us Wine Gauze Peeling Pads -- Yooooo these straight up smell like delicious grape drink of elementary school summers passed. The pads are soaked in a solution of AHAs derived from tartaric acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, that provide gentle but effective exfoliation. The textured gauze side is for manual exfoliation, while the super soft quilted side is for wiping up the debris afterwards. Leaves my skin feeling smooth and my pores well-cleaned. I leave the grape drink essence on my face as a toner even tho its advised to wash off LOL. But please remember YMMV.
@deciem @niod Flavanone Mud Mask -- Including this because it functions like a chemical exfoliant. Provides a seriously deep clean. This mask does not mess about! Be warned that it does sting like a mofo while rinsing. But uuummm for whatever reason I REALLY DIG the sting *coughs* Face feels like it's been baptized in holy fire and changed for the better after. WORTH IT. However, the congested pore clean-up is slow, so this guy requires longer usage and patience before seeing desired effects. Tightens enlarged pores and smoothes out fine lines exceptionally well. My face is CINCHED for the GAWDS every time I use this mask. A fab facelift in a jar. For even better results, I've taken to following up with a pore-tightening sheet mask.
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Terribly late to the party, but here I am! Day 5 of the #ABmidyearstashchallenge hosted by the lovely @peepingpomeranian and @mindyourbeauty. Here's a look at my toner collection:


@manyo_factory Galactomy Clearskin AHA/BHA Exfoliation Toner - A staple for me. I'm running low and kicking myself for not having a back-up bottle at hand. It's what I reach for every time on acid treatment nights. It's just a solid pre-active skin balancing toner. Lightweight, sinks in easily, refreshing (especially since I keep it in the fridge). _______________________________________

@100percentpure Purist Rose and Calendula Water Serum -- Short, simple ingredients list. Relatively scentless. Beautiful lightweight, watery gel texture. Easy to pat in and layers well under other products. Soothing, although might sting a bit after intensive exfoliation. Dries down matte. Keep in the fridge due to its natural ingredients and because it feels amazing on the skin when chilled.


@albabotanica After Sun 98% Aloe Vera Gel -- Not an actual toner, but I use it as such on days where my skin has really suffered in the heat and humidity. Too thick a layer makes for a greasy situation that's difficult to pat in. It also tends to cause other products to pill. It's not my fave, but I don't mind it.

@nooni_official Advanced Repair Therapy Radiance Turnover Peel Pads. I absolutely adore these but they're pricey, so use them quite sparingly. The pads are well-soaked in a gorgeous blemish-fighting cocktail featuring star ingredients like AHA and BHA, willow bark extract, niacinamide, centella asiatica extract, skullcap, and aloe. Gentle yes, but they do tingle just a bit. They also make for pretty decent cleansing pads, but they're small so you'll run through them quickly. Leaves my skin feeling smoother, more hydrated, and chok-chok with each use. Preferred in the PM because the essence is a bit rich.
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It's LIT πŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ Snack game on lock today. Made sure to take my lactaid pills tho for the royal Milk Tea. Love it to bits, but my tummy does not lol -- EDTA: I thinks it's pretty damn hilar how the shrimp chips look photoshopped because the bag's so bright πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #lactosquad #snacktime #foodieventures #foodies #foodiesofig #snacks #grubbin #foodphotos

Grub-a-dub-dub! My dinner after...the...tub? Oh dear lord, what am I like? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Honestly tho, can't wait to dig into this fine ass meal from @surfsidedc The Belize quesadilla with a side o' guac is a fave of mine and it never disappoints. Also had to get an order of tres leches for dessert, cuz I mean c'mon! It's tres leches, and the one from this joint is creamy and dreamy while still being light and not too sweet. Perfection! Not pictured is the obligatory bottle of vino, but y'all should know me by now lol. Aaahhh nothing like treating yourself to GOOD food after a long, wacky day. But first! Skincare routine and a shower because it's as hot and humid as Satan's balls in polyester underwear today πŸ”₯πŸ’πŸ”₯Whew! #fireballs #dceats #foodieventures #goodeats #friyay #goodvibes #foodphotography #foodies #foodlife #grubbin

Is anyone else obsessed with @withikonic performance on Fantastic Duo 2? Because I honestly watch it at least 10 times a day, and it gives me chills on each playback. Harmonies? STUNNING. Vocal stability? STUNNING. Stage presence? STUNNING. Fashion? STUNNING. I swear watching before going to bed helps me sleep better too! No lie! Just...*dreamy sigh* they're such multitalented individuals that never cease to amaze me, and I KNOW this, but honestly? HONESTLY? This performance floored me and stole my heart. Everyone was flawless, and it shows just how capable iKON is of doing MORE. They could totally slay other genres, but after watching this show and Bobby's performance on King of Masked Singer, I have to say I'm dying to see this group do rock music. So many STRONG, beautiful vocals to work with, especially Junhoe and Yunhyeong my GAWD 😍😍😍 Look, if you don't stan iKON already, I'm not saying you should start stanning...but I'm saying you should start stanning πŸ‘€πŸ˜‚ #ikon #ikonics #fantasticduo2 #kpop #krock #kmusic #stantalent #musicismytherapy #kpopislife

#maskingwhileyouwork 🎀 doot doot doot da doot! Sporting the lovely copper toned Flavanone Mud Mask from @niod for intensive pore cleaning action while I do some self-study for Korean language class. We're off for the next two weeks, so it's imperative that I really get down to business during this time. For today I've got my snacks by my side as I prepare to make flashcards and work in dictation πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎClasses are going well, tho! I really like my instructor. She's dorky, kind, encouraging, and the way she's structured classes so far is really working for me. But let me tell you, language headaches are Too Real. We recently covered, final consonants, double consonants, double vowels and a bit of their respective rules. HOOOO LORTAMYTEA, my head's been swimming, y'all. But!!! It just makes me feel more determined to master Hangeul. Woo! ν™”μ΄νŒ…!!! ____________________________

#korean #koreanlanguage #languagestudy #languageclass #hangeul #hangeulstudy #languagelearning #skincare #skincareaddict #claymask #masking #abcommunity

Double-fistiiiinnnngggg!!! πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ•πŸ•πŸ·πŸ·It's been a πŸ’© week, so I'm treating myself, dammit! Pizza sitch: chicken pesto on the left; lemon, zucchini, and *Giada voice* rrrriCOtta. Wine time: South Australian Shiraz on the left; Argentinean red blend on the right. Thank you for coming to my aid in my time of need, Whole Foods. You da real MVP πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ Gonna go settle in now with my goodies and cue up YouTube. Also gonna get rill rill FOMO and catch up on folks' KCON stories. I'm not crying -- YOU'RE CRYING. Don't look at me! #feelingverklempt #pitypartyofone #dehshego #cryingintheclub #anytimeisfineforwine #pizzaparty #wineaunt #foodphotography #foodie #foodieventures #dceats #goodeats #comfortfood

Talk about #latergram fam! Oh my word. Not a proud moment I assure you lol. But here we go! My evening #skincareroutine from Monday (6/19/17). On @curology nights, I like to keep it supah dupah koopa troopa simple. I've come to realize (after some hard lessons) that you can't just go a-mixin and a-matchin whatever products ya like with ya serum. It's tailored to your skin for a reason and you just gotta let it be. Right! So without further ado, let's get into it:


@biossance Squalene Cleansing Oil -- Melts makeup with ease, emulsifies beautifully and smells like Jaffa Cakes, right @dewyfaced? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ™ŒπŸΎ @pyunkangyul Cleansing Foam



@manyo_factory Galactomy Clearskin AHA/BHA Exfoliation Toner



#curology serum -- 0.25% Zinc, 1% Clindamycin, 4% Niacinamide



#manyofactory Galactomyces Special Treatment Essence Cream mixed with
4 generous drops of @chagrinvalleysoap Argan Pumpkin Facial Oil -- Fantastic oil blend that smells lovely and is packed with healing, anti-infammatory botanicals: calendula, plantain (a HUGE FAVE of mine; excellent for treating wounds and scars), elderberry flowers, marshmallow root. There's even some Tamanu oil in there, another powerhouse that's great for fading scars, reducing acne, and balancing sebum production.


#abcommunity #kbeauty #koreanbeauty #pmroutine #skincare #skincareproducts #skincareaddict #skinobsessed #healthyskin #greenbeauty #asianbeauty #koreanskincare #productreviews #simpleroutine #sensitiveskin #oilyskin #summerskin #nightroutine #bblogger #beautyblog #blackgkbeauty #blackgirlkbeauty

Yesterday morning's routine was.....a bust, unfortunately 😞 I definitely should NOT have layered on an additional moisturizer, however light it is, overtop the aloe vera gel and vitamin c serum. Like, I'm already majorly oily this summer, and this skincare combo made matters so much worse πŸ™„πŸ˜’πŸ˜‘ It seemed as though every other minute I had to whip out an oil blotting sheet. My makeup was sliding everywhere. Just a Whole Ass Mess, y'all. Not πŸ‘πŸΎ cute πŸ‘πŸΎ no πŸ‘πŸΎ m'amπŸ‘πŸΎ Needless to say I learned my lesson and will not be doing this routine again.


@alteyaorganics Bulgarian Rose Water on cotton pads



@albabotanica After Sun 98% Aloe Vera Gel
Okay so this might be the culprit behind the oilslick situation. My intention was for this to be a soothing prep step for the heat. However, I realize I used too much. Haaaaaa!!! WHOOPS. It took extensive pat-patting to get this gel to sink into my skin. Once it did settle in, the finish was a bit tacky-dry, much like when using fresh aloe. Despite this, DO NOT BE FOOLED. Because what I failed to remember is that this guy contains a number of oils in it, and therefore honestly could've sufficed as a moisturizer on its own. So, layering on the Vitamin C serum followed by a moisturizer on top was a recipe for disaster. LORT.



@cosrx_korea @charlottejcho Triple C ⚑️ Liquid -- Still in the testing stages. I say STILL because 1) while I've had this for ages now, I've been really neglectful of it and inconsistent in usage; 2) considering # 1 I'm working on using it every other day in the morning. I'll go another 2 or so weeks before reviewing.



#cosrx Birch Sap Not-Quite-Oil Free Moisturizer -- My go-to moisturizer period, not just for the summer. Although, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a different product that'll help keep the oil at bay...because I'm honestly suffering.

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