Hello friends. I recently started a new place of employment where snow women are strapped firmly into chair and made to work for money. This aggrieves me greatly where exchange of money (for purchase of bacon and makeup) requires actually work. Friends. Friends. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT? I enjoy posting and maintaining this blog, especially since turning my blog into a money making MACHINE (actual revenues generated to-date is $10.14), but due to my professional snow woman obligations, I will become even more lackluster and erratic (and sparse) in my blog posting.
You know what's so sad? All my favorite bloggers have retired their bloggerly duties (doodies?). Recently, Tracy from Beauty Reflections stopped and now Olivia from maquillage obscura. I don't have anything particularly poignant or thoughtful to add, but every noting with sadness, that it seems like every day we lose a little bit of independent beauty blogger voices.
Anyway, as I was browsing Olivia's website, I stumbled onto her review of the Koh Gen Do Oriental Plants Lotion (basically a watery moisturizer). I am facing down the end times of my recent favorites from AveSeena and pondering what else to buy or to stick with the faves. Seeing how KGD is so very pricey, I started googling for more reviews. SPOTTED DIS:
Look, I get where retailers and companies want to jump on trends. I get K-Beauty is considered a major trend. I still find it insulting when retailers do dumb things like calling a brand Korean brand when is it in fact NOT. I can imagine some merchant thinking, hey! Let's have this amazing strategy for Korean stuff. *adds all slightly Korean-y things into it* *stirs* *that brand looks Asian* *adds some more* Hey Nordstrom, maybe have a little sensitivity to stuff like Nations of the World?
Maybe if we give them the benefit of the doubt, "Korean Skin Care Routine" is a generic term for multi-layered skin care routine? I...guess.... ? It brings up all sorts of suppressed rage from encountering stupidity. (Like when an employer asked me what my background was. Then asked if Korea was a part of China. And then if we celebrated Christmas.)
I guess if we turn to more important matters, has anyone tried either the of the 2 versions of the KGD Oriental Extracts Lotion? (I still cringe a little when I see the word oriental, but it is referring to a thing)