Skincare Review: Rohto ChuLip Lip Essence – Japanese Lip Balm (Waikiki, Hello Paradise and Paris, Perfect Memories)

Hello all! Today I’ll be reviewing Rohto’s brand-new lip balm line: ChuLip Lip Essence. Someone suggested I try this as an alternative to EOS lip balm, which contains ingredients that may aggravate lip acne. I was immediately sold by the cheerful colours and cute packaging of ChuLip. Even the name is adorable! ChuLip is a play on words in Japanese – it sounds like the Japanese pronunciation of “tulip,” but it’s also a portmanteau of “chu” (sound effect for “kiss” in Japanese) and “lip.” Very clever! My lips get dry and chapped really quickly, especially during winter. I’ve tried every balm out there: Nivea, Carmex, Burt’s Bees…the list goes on. The only things that worked, and I swear I’m being serious, are Vaseline and original flavoured Lip Smackers. So I’m always excited to try out a new lip balm, hoping that I’ll find my holy grail. ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ So, did they hold up? Read on.


ChuLip advert with Mariko of AKB48!

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My AM/PM Korean Skincare Routine


Hello everybody! Today I have a quick post for you about how I’ve adopted a new skincare routine. I have been experimenting with products since the beginning of this year, and I think I’ve finally figured out the combination that works best for me. I have sensitive combination skin with an oily T-zone and dry patches on my temples and jaw. I also have some redness and hyperpigmentation due to eczema and acne around my jawline, mouth, and eyes. Lastly, I’m extremely prone to hormonal breakouts and closed comedones. As you can see, I needed a skincare regime that is gentle, moisturizing, won’t trigger breakouts/eczema flare-ups, and will lighten the discoloured areas. So far this routine has worked out great, and my skin is super happy! So read on if you’re interested in learning a little bit about Korean skincare!

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