GRACE’S GROVE | Korean Beauty Products Review — Face Mask Edition

Welcome back to my list of cool, creative, and borderline exotic beauty products! I’m going to be giving reviews on some popular face masks in this article. For those of you who have not heard of face masks, they are a popular addition to skincare routines and provide intensive treatment for your skin! The masks fall into categories like sheet masks, clay masks, gel masks, and many more.  
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask ($9.50)

Have you ever seen the picture on Facebook of a girl with a foaming “cloud” face?

GRACE’S GROVE | Korean Beauty Products Review – Makeup Edition

Korean cosmetics have been gaining popularity in recent years, and many of the products that used to be sold exclusively in Korea have started to become more accessible here in the US. From 20-step skincare routines to Chateau Labiotte lip tints, there’s definitely a lot going on with Korean beauty that everyone can experiment with. Here I’ve compiled a list of the five most commonly used products that I own (bought at Incheon Airport over summer.)

1. Etude House Play Color Eyes Juice Bar: Eyeshadow Palette ($17)

I had my eye on this one for a while before I had the opportunity to buy it, but now it’s on Amazon (I think for cheaper than when I got it directly in Korea!). First of all, most of you probably can’t read the names of the colors, but they are pretty darn strange (ex: Kissing Me Kissing Grammy).

SUIT DU JOUR | The Imagination: a Vehicle for Time-travel

If you could go back in time, who would you want to meet? And why? Whether you think about it religiously or not, there is a historical figure from the past who has significantly molded your present. We are shaped by the people who precede us and these people guide us to our destinations, no matter how subtle their presence may be in our minds. If I could go back in time, I would love to meet Helena Rubinstein– the woman who pioneered what is today called “make-up.”

COMMON SENSE | Your Weight Is Not Your Worth

In the Indian community it often feels as though your worth is derived from your weight. Six months before I’m due to see my family in India again I’m already dreading the opening greetings which will undoubtedly revolve around how much weight I’ve gained or lost since the last time I’ve seen them. Either way it’s not a pleasant experience. This dread was reinforced a few days ago when I was went home for the weekend, visited a family friend’s house and was greeted by the exclamations of how much weight my sister and I had lost since the last time we’d seen these people. Outrageously one of the ladies at the house started to talk about how her 11-year-old daughter was “healthy” for her age (aka overweight) — and trust me she looked perfectly fine.