Twenty sixteen was a crazy transitional year for me. The publication I had spent a dozen years of my life devoted to — more passion project than income source — had just shut down, and I was scrambling. Scrambling to find meaning, to redefine who I was without Audrey Magazine. What do I do? Who … Continue reading Year in Review: My Best Beauty Finds of 2016
I've been obsessing over my skin and skincare for at least 30 years, starting from my very first "blemish" when I hit puberty. (Ha — I scoff to think that that itty bitty bump ever qualified as a pimple in my mind). So when it comes to skincare, I'm a realist — I know … Continue reading Have I Finally Found the Secret to Beating My Hormonal Acne?
As we get ready to release yet another issue of Composure Magazine in a couple weeks (seriously, where does the time go?), I wanna share with you some of my favorite beauty finds from the current issue. These haven't made me just look better — they've made my life easier! I'm constantly amazed by the … Continue reading Beauty Editor’s Picks: My Top 8 Faves From Composure Issue 14
It was the shrimp. We were in Bangkok and in the executive lounge of an international 5-star hotel, enjoying a glass of wine and some small bites, including the offending shrimp crudité. Eight hours later, I was doubled over in the bathroom, popping the pre-prescribed antibiotic I had gotten from my doctor back home … Continue reading Inner Beauty: Do Beauty Ingestibles & Supplements Work?
It’s called “1 day, 1 pack.” And while this is not a reference to an unfortunate nicotine habit, it may well be just as addictive. 1일 1팩, as it’s called in Korean, is a beauty trend that originated in Korea some years ago, when stories began emerging about Korean celebrities attributing their amazingly pristine … Continue reading 1 Day, 1 Mask: This K-Beauty Trend Is the Perfect Skin Care Reboot