Is it racist to ask “What’s your ethnicity?” “Where are you from?”

Though this is blog is most often a beauty blog, today… RicaIsHungry for knowledge.  I wanted to share my thoughts on why asking for someone’s ethnicity can be offensive in certain contexts, and get insight into why some people are very curious on my background… all while not sharing my ethnicity. As an Asian-American growing…

Everyday Eye Tutorial for Monolid/ Hooded Eyes

It took me a hot minute to figure out how to put make up on my eyes. It’s not like I have no idea that I am Asian… but even though I watched tutorial after tutorial, I couldn’t figure out how to make those looks translate on my face and flatter me. I used to…

Body image and Hypothyroidism

When I was in Graduate school I was perpetually tired… and I thought it was normal! Constant exams, loans, and studying… who wouldn’t be stressed? I also noticed that my skin started breaking out uncontrollably. Giant cystic bumps, my skin began producing 2x the normal amount of oil… and my usual skincare couldn’t deal with…

Acne patterns and how to prevent them

Honestly… I’m a scientist at heart and I don’t believe that acne on one part of your face can tell you things about your liver, kidneys, other bodily organs…. Exhibit A! Based on the development of the human body there are some areas believed to have similar origins and connections (hence why heart attacks are…

How I CLEARED my acne: Paula’s Choice CLEAR Extra Strength REVIEW

WELCOME to Skin Care Sunday. I will be posting a skin care review/demo/thingy every single Sunday from here on out. To check out my other skin care posts please subscribe and like my post! On to the review! One of my favorite youtubers (Thrift Thick) RAVES about Paula’s Choice and how it cleared her skin….

July 2017: Sephora Play unboxing

  Love to try new make up?? But you’re poor? Same girl… And I would like to be a popular Youtube beauty guru and be sent things to try out… but alas, I am a poor graduate student and most things must come out of my pocket. Or go out of my way to Sephora…

Elizavecca Carbonated Clay Mask Review: Skincare Sunday

WELCOME to Skin Care Sunday. I will be posting a skin care review/demo/thingy every single Sunday from here on out. To check out my other skin care posts please subscribe and like my post! Here are some of my other Skincare Sunday posts: How I CLEARED my acne: Paula’s Choice CLEAR Extra Strength REVIEW On to…