Want Better Skin, Lashes & Hair? Get a Silk Pillowcase

 I was introduced to silk pillow cases by my Grandma MeMe. I remember as a little girl going to my grandmothers house and watching her while she performed her nightly beauty ritual. She would always clean her face with cold water, put on night cream, brush her hair and sleep on a silk pillowcase. I … Read more

Today I did my first LIVE makeup tutorial on 一直播 – China’s version of Periscope – and it was… Interesting.

LIVE: GET READY WITH ME The words used to flash across my phone’s screen every morning around 10 or 11am, when makeup guru Samantha Ravndahl woke up and told the world to come and “get ready” with her live on Periscope. I’ve tuned in a few times to see what she was up to; mainly it’s … Read more

How I FINALLY Cured My Hormonal, Cystic Acne ..with Fire & Brimstone (Sulfur)

  This post has been a very long in the making – over 6 months at this point. I haven’t written a skin update since last summer when I definitively called it quits on Benzoyl Peroxide because even though derms can’t seem to agree on whether or not it ages skin, my skin was aging very … Read more

An Inside Look: China’s Black Friday (Single’s Day) is the Craziest Shopping Holiday ever

To those of you reading this in the US, you probably know today as Veteran’s Day or Armistice Day. Many of you are taking advantage of the government holiday by staying home, in observation of the armistice signed between WWI Allies and Germany on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month … Read more

Beauty Q&A: How Does Affiliate Blogging Work?

Dear Megan, Are you selling makeup and skincare now? I noticed that your blog has makeup products for sale. – Talia B. So this isn’t technically a “beauty question,” but it’s an Amalie-specific question, and that’s close enough! I’ve received this question several times in the past 2 weeks, since we started working with ShopStyle, so … Read more

Yesterday I met the CEO of Apple at a Secret Chinese Government Event.. Here’s how I did my Makeup

Okay obviously, makeup is not the important part of this piece. Let me get that out of the way first. I rarely do personal posts anymore, but yesterday I was invited to attend a truly spectacular event and since you all have been here throughout my entire journey, I thought I’d share. For those of … Read more