Vanity’s Bonfire: Thoughts on Accutane, post-treatment

I have a few thoughts racing through my head right now, all related to Accutane:

One: I think my skin hasn’t been this good since I was a teenager (I had nice skin as a teen. Of course.).


Three: I could really go for fucking a wall. Not on a wall. Fucking a goddamn wall.

I will explain.

But first, some Renaissance.

Ludwig von Langenmantel, Savonarolas Predigt
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Make P:rem Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cleansing Foam Review

Make P:rem Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cleansing Foam Review

For as much as I’ve tried to be honest about the downsides of blogging, there’s something nice about firing up the computer and ignoring the world for a bit while writing about beauty products in excruciating detail. When I opened the box containing my second tube of Make P:rem Safe Relief Cleansing Foam, I knew that it was time to break my review dry spell (more than 250 days!) and talk about my current favorite kbeauty cleanser.

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The Hunt for a Good Genes Dupe: 17 Lactic Acid Reviews

[Update 181017: Sunday Riley has admitted to having employees post fake reviews on Sephora after a whistleblower leaked an email outlining the practice to Reddit’s SkincareAddiction. Read more about the story in my post.]

Welcome to the fourth season of fanserviced-b, this is the blog’s birthday celebration! When I started the blog in April 2014, I was a kpop fangirl who had no logical place to post her beauty reviews. Since then, I’ve reviewed a ton of beauty boxes, skincare, and a little makeup, but I’m still operating without a particular goal other than looking at the evidence and telling the truth about it as best as I can. It turns out that something even as simple as that can be useful (a somewhat sad commentary on the state of mainstream beauty writing). Thank you for being here and a special shout-out to the people who knew me back when I was just fanserviced (the b is for beauty).

Each year I come up with a birthday project for the blog. This year it’s a fairly expensive and time-consuming quest: to try to find a dupe for Sunday Riley’s Good Genes. Like so many quests, it’s not the destination, but what you learn along the way that matters.

The hunt for a Good Genes dupe

The Hunt for a Good Genes Dupe: 17 Lactic Acid Reviews
Lactic Acid Class Photo

At $105 per ounce, Sunday Riley’s Good Genes is just really damn expensive. The tragic thing is that it works for a lot of skin (including mine); I wish I could drag it and move along, but my skin loves it.

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