Episode 3: 2015 Year-End Wrap-Up
2015 is almost gone! Wanna hear what the snail unit loved and hated about K-beauty in 2015 and what we’re predicting (and hoping) will happen in 2016? Tune in for some real talk! Salt and shade rating: HIGH US Shops mentioned: Beautibi Insider Beauty Bisou Beauty Bar Amazon and eBay! KR shops mentioned: Jolse TesterKorea RoseRoseShop BeautyNetKorea KoreaDepart Blogs mentioned: KindOfStephen (Cosmetic chemist) Kinseng (Korean beauty trends) The post Episode 3: 2015 Year-End Wrap-Up appeared first on The Snailcast.
31 Dec 2015
Episode 13: The Tretpisode (All About Our Experiences with Tretinoin aka. Retin-A)
Join the snails for a looooong discussion on tretinoin, the prescription skincare drug that can help treat acne, wrinkles, and skin damage. Resources Fiddy: Curology 5 Month Update Fiddy: Missha Borabit Ampoule review Snow: A Review of Curology (PocketDerm) & Why I’m an Azelaic Acid Fangirl Snow: What’s In My Skincare Wardrobe: Actives (Prescriptions, Antioxidants, and Acids) Edition Tracy: Hanyul Ja Cho Moisturizing Balm Tracy: Current Skincare Routine for Hormonal Cystic Acne The post Episode 13: The Tretpisode (All About Our Experiences with Tretinoin aka. Retin-A) appeared first on The Snailcast.
19 May 2016
Episode 16: Prices and Body Bags
Join Fiddy, Snow, and Tracy for a discussion about kbeauty vs. Western beauty price and value, and who belongs in a body bag. Seriously. Dick rating: off the charts. The post Episode 16: Prices and Body Bags appeared first on The Snailcast.
30 Jun 2016
Episode 17: All About That Acid
This episode topic was suggested by Patricia, who wrote: Can you guys do an “All About That Acid” segment? I.e., what each kind of acid/active does, what side effects you have experienced, what order you have found them to be the most successful (for those who are using all of them), which particular brands/products have been effective for you, etc.? Hell yes, we’re here with the acid, get ready to BURN! Some resources we mention: Hoojoo Beauty: Chemical Exfoliants: AHAs & BHAs Snow: Putting your products in order, including pH dependent acids Snow: What’s In My Skincare Wardrobe: Actives (Prescriptions, Antioxidants, and Acids) Edition Snow: A Review of Curology (PocketDerm) & Why I’m an Azelaic Acid Fangirl Tracy: Blemish Busting Tip: Spot Treat with a Strong AHA Tracy: I Tried 11 BHAs and Here’s my Favorite Tracy: Review: Paula’s Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA The post Episode 17: All About That Acid appeared first on The Snailcast.
14 Jul 2016
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Episode 19: Skincare Techniques
This episode we’re talking about skincare techniques that we love. Find out which of us can’t follow directions for shit, why Fiddy needs to buy swim goggles, who has hair that reaches her mid-thigh, and the story behind why Chel slathers her whole body in Shark Sauce. Resources: Grit routine for clearing pores Sheet mask routine placement Oils under sheet masks Multimasking Acid spot treatment Oil washing hair Iron particle magnetic mask Slicing masks Proper rinsing technique from Go Hyun Jung: part I and part II The post Episode 19: Skincare Techniques appeared first on The Snailcast.
11 Aug 2016
Episode 27: Skincare Gimmicks
The whole Snail Unit is out in force to name our loved and hated skincare gimmicks. Start your dick count score cards! Racked article on metal masks Tracy’s post on injection masks Chel’s post on the trouble with Vitamin C serums A’pieu Hole Cleaner Video of Lush employees making products without hair and facial hair protection enjoy the free beard hair in your beauty products! Clay sheet mask on Beautibi Pore-cleansing dried biocellulose mask on Beautibi: Whitening” and “Firming“ Cat’s post on clay mask pods Tracy’s review of Skylake shampoo Cat’s Sum37 powder cleanser review Fiddy’s Tosowoong powder cleanser review Come In The Sun dick-shaped sunscreen The post Episode 27: Skincare Gimmicks appeared first on The Snailcast.
2 Feb 2017
Episode 4: Cushions: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
The Snails talk some #shade—shades of BB cushions, that is. Listen along as we talk about the pros and cons (and CONS!) of BB cushions, whether you should DIY your own, *things you don’t know about your cushion*, tips on finding and using the perfect cushion, and if the best customization for a BB cushion is tiny hot dogs or K-Pop boys. Resources (in the order they’re mentioned): Lancome Sued By Amore Pacific Over Cushion Patent Snow White & The Asian Pear: DIY Missha Cushion Case adoredee: Beauty Blogger with Cushion Swatches for Darker Skin Tones fanserviced: Moldy Missha BB Cushion Snow White & The Asian Pear: The Painful Path to K-Beauty Wisdom: 7 Mistakes Beginners Make Kind of Stephen: How Much Powder Foundation You Need For The Labelled SPF Insider Beauty: BB Cushions Global Interpark Free Shipping (Don’t go here if you value your bank account) Findation – Find your foundation color Hot Dog Decoden BB Cushion fanserviced: Kaisoo BB Cushion adoredee: DIY BB Cushion Beauty & The Cat: DIY Blush Cushion The post Episode 4: Cushions: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly appeared first on The Snailcast.
14 Jan 2016
Episode 23: Snow Darling Sub Unit on Beauty Boxes
The Snow (Cat from Snow White and the Asian Pear)-Darling (Tracy from fanserviced-b) Sub Unit of the Snailcast talk about beauty boxes, fields of product zombies, and dicks. Resources: spreadsheet post Amore Pacific Mall mystery box Mask Genie Mishibox 3B box Tracy’s Clio Beauty Box our amazon routine posts: Cat and Tracy Tracy’s Birchbox article for Racked Ipsy Birchbox Glossybox The post Episode 23: Snow Darling Sub Unit on Beauty Boxes appeared first on The Snailcast.
13 Oct 2016
Episode 22: Stash Intervention & Seasonal Skincare
In this beauty roundtable with the ladies of the Snailunit, Tracy needs an intervention for her giant beauty stash, Chel reminds us that there’s more to K-beauty than cosmetics, Cat (fka Snow) whips out a seasonal skincare hack and talks pulling back on the acids, and Fiddy answers a listener question about brightening and hyperpigmentation. Resources: Scroll through Tracy’s Instagram if you want an idea of the depth of her stash issues Cat’s giant stash reorganization project, part 1 and part 2 Cat’s skincare wardrobe tag Fiddy’s (more or less) current beauty stash inventory Korean nail artist Unistella Cat plans her winter skincare routine (whilst sitting in a puddle of late summer sweat) Fiddy talks tretinoin skincare with her Curology provider The post Episode 22: Stash Intervention & Seasonal Skincare appeared first on The Snailcast.
28 Sep 2016
Episode 6: The Truth about Asian Beauty Blogs and $$$
Join Chel, Fiddy, Snow, and Tracy as we #realtalk about blogging economics including paid posts (spoiler alert: we don’t do them), sponsorship and press samples, affiliate links, and why we blog. The post Episode 6: The Truth about Asian Beauty Blogs and $$$ appeared first on The Snailcast.
7 Feb 2016
Episode 15: #RAGRETS
Regrets from our early days in kbeauty…we all have them and they’re really funny (in retrospect). Join the snails on a discussion of $400 routines that turned out to be terrible, a glowing Etude House palette review, Laneige lust gone wrong, and a burningly funny look back at a Nature Republic aloe gel review. Our #RAGRETS Snow: Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Review Tracy: Etude House So Hot Play vs. So Chic Play Eye Shadow Palettes Chel: Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream Fiddy: Laneige Bright Renew line Resources Mating Habits of Molecules: the Secret Life of pH South Korean vs. U.S. Cosmetic Ingredient List Order Differences The post Episode 15: #RAGRETS appeared first on The Snailcast.
16 Jun 2016
Episode 5: Reader Q&A #1
The Snails answer readers’ questions: where to go to get samples and bargains in the US, readying your routine for chemical exfoliants, whether you should get #sheetfaced over alcohol in your skincare, and more! Listen along as we discuss face goo, evils of skincare, and why you shouldn’t be listening to that girl at the makeup counter trying to make splash masks happen. Resources (in the order they’re mentioned): Amazon K-Beauty Section Mishibox Slowganics Trio Sampler Set Snow White & The Asian Pear CosRX AHA/BHA vs Mizon AHA/BHA fanserviced-B Mostly Korean Skincare/Base Makeup Routine for Hormonal Acne The post Episode 5: Reader Q&A #1 appeared first on The Snailcast.
28 Jan 2016
Episode 18: Stash Organization
This episode on how we organize our stashes was inspired by an episode request from Dora, a listener, who asked: “Can you maybe talk about storage for vast collections of beauty products? I have no clue where to put all my stuff so that it is still readily available and doesn’t clutter the whole bathroom. Thanks!” If you have an episode idea for us, let us know! Resources: Spreadsheet & Stash Weekday Randomness: Update on Haulzilla 2014; the line between high-maintenance and hoarder Weekly review, Beauty Tool Edition: Airless Pump Bottles Chel’s Mishibox unboxings Having It All, or: Multitasking and the Full Korean Skin Care Routine Fiddy’s empties and organization ramen noodle guard The post Episode 18: Stash Organization appeared first on The Snailcast.
27 Jul 2016
Episode 8: Talking with Kerry from Skin & Tonics
This episode we’re absolutely delighted to be chatting with legendary blogger Kerry Thompson from Skin & Tonics, one of the pioneering and most influential voices that carved out the field of kbeauty blogging. She’s the co-author of Korean Beauty Secrets: A Practical Guide to Cutting-Edge Skincare & Makeup, a comprehensive kbeauty handbook published by Skyhorse Press in 2015 (some of the snailcasters contributed to it!). What Kerry is using now Blossom Jeju Camellia Soombi Essence Toner Whamisa Organic Flowers Facial Oil It’s Skin Prestige Crème Ginseng d’Escargot Shea Terra Argan, Zafron & Camel’s Milk Brightening Lait Crème Banila Co Miss Flower and Mr Honey Skin Care Cream Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask Cosrx AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid Aesop Cleanser Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser Privai Sweet Orange Crème Cleanser Privai Gentle Foaming Cleanser RE:CIPE Rose Petal Cleansing Oil Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick VDL Naked Cleansing Oil Milk Strong The post Episode 8: Talking with Kerry from Skin & Tonics appeared first on The Snailcast.
9 Mar 2016
Episode 9: Talking with Coco from The Beauty Wolf
We’re freaking psyched to be talking to Coco Park, The Beauty Wolf, this episode. Coco has been a professional makeup artist, esthetician, digital artist, and journalist–all long before most of the snailcasters took their first slide into blogging. She’s the co-author of Korean Beauty Secrets: A Practical Guide to Cutting-Edge Skincare & Makeup, a comprehensive kbeauty handbook published by Skyhorse Press in 2015 (some of the snailcasters contributed to it!). Products Coco Mentions (where possible we’ve linked to Coco’s review^^) Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum VDL Lumilayer Primer VDL Eyeshadows Etude House Look at My Eyes Cafe Eyeshadow Clio Lipnicure Peripera Wholly Deep Jewel Pots Tony Moly Backstage Gel Eyeliner Shark Sauce Klairs BB Cream Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion Innisfree BB Cream It’s Skin Prestige Crème Ginseng d’Escargot Vaseline Cocoa Butter Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Twisty Tail Mascara YouTubers Coco Mentions Hover Liah Yoo We counted 7 mentions of “dick in this episode”–how about y’all? ahahaha Let us know in the comments below! The post Episode 9: Talking with Coco from The Beauty Wolf appeared first on The Snailcast.
22 Mar 2016