Hey Laurie, thanks for taking part in this interview series about beauty bloggers on Instagram! Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?
I’m twenty-something who’s still can’t believe she’s a few years away from not being a twenty-something. I’m from Guam, which is a tropical island in the Pacific. I don’t like the beach or the heat, which makes me kinda sad I’m in a tropical island in the Pacific.
I really love your IG account (@laurieish), it's so pretty and minimalist. How did you get started on IG?
I actually started my account because my friends told me too! I used to post skincare pictures and videos on Snapchat, and they wanted a more permanent way to see my reviews and routines. I also needed a creative outlet, and IG seemed like it would be fun!
I particularly love your KBeauty posts. How did you get into KBeauty?
My sister introduced me to KBeauty! She was committed to a 10-step routine, and she used Skinfood products. I tried it out because I wasn’t satisfied with my products. I don’t think her products really suited me but I started researching more, and I really liked the main themes in KBeauty, which I think are hydration and layering.
What was it that got you obsessed with Kbeauty?
Honestly, it was Klairs Supple Preparation Toner that really started my obsession! I dabbled in KBeauty products and was still researching, but when I tried out that toner and immediately felt what it was like to have bouncy skin, I was hooked. I also liked how you could get good quality products at reasonable prices. The beautiful packaging also helps!
What's your everyday morning skincare routine? What are your go-to products?
Depending on my skin in the morning, I’ll either cleanse with Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser or just use the Leegeehaam Tea Tree Cleansing Water. I then use a couple layers of a hydrating toner. My go-to will always be the Klairs Supple Preparation Toner (both versions), but I’m using the Benton Cacao Moist & Mild Toner and the Tia’m Vita B5 Toner right now, which are also great options! I then use a serum—right now, it’s the Peach & Lily Glass Skin Serum. I don’t usually moisturize in the morning because I don’t find I need to, and I get my moisture from my sunscreen. My favorite is the Make P:rem Capsule Sun Gel.
What's your everyday makeup routine like? What are your go-to products?
I don’t really wear makeup! My everyday makeup routine involves the Colourpop Boss Brow Pencil and the Glossier Boy Brow. I sometimes wear lipstick, but I’ve been really into gloss lately. I use the Fenty Gloss Bomb all the time. If my lips need a bit more care, I use the A’Pieu honey lip oil. It’s a fairly thick oil but it also has a beautiful shine!s
What's your night time skincare routine? What are your go-to products?
I usually start off with the Leegeehaam tea tree cleansing water, and then cleanse with the Glow Recipe blueberry cleanser or the Krave Beauty matcha hemp hydrating cleanser. I then do three layers of a hydrating toner. Then I use a serum—I also like the iUNIK rose galactomyces serum and tea tree relief serum. I then use a jade roller to help me relax and the product to absorb. Depending on the night, I use Glow Recipe pink juice, the Peach & Lily matcha moisturizer, or the Glow Recipe watermelon sleeping mask.
If you were to recommend 5 Kbeauty products for a friend who's never tried KBeauty before, what 5 products would they be?
1) Cosrx good morning gel cleanser: Cosrx is a good introduction to the KBeauty world!
2) Klairs supple preparation toner
3) Missha time revolution first treatment essence
4) Nature Republic aloe vera gel
5) Make P:rem Capsule Sun Gel
Is there any Kbeauty product (skincare or makeup) that is currently on your wish list?
The Hanskin hyaluron skin essence and the Primera miracle seed essence!
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Your favourite things!
Favourite Korean dish: Samgyetang and tteokbokki
Favourite Kpop band: Red Velvet
Fav spot in the world: My bed lol
Fav item of clothing now: Leopard denim skirt
Fav song: I don’t know if I have a favorite, but I never skip The Killers – Mr. Brightside when it comes up on a playlist.
Fav movie: I don’t know! I like watching Lilo & Stitch when I need a pick me up.