Seo Yeon Lee

Beauty Editor

Hello *waves*, my name is Seo-Yeon. Welcome!

I am married to my childhood sweetheart, who understands my quirks, and I am pregnant with our little pea.

I am a South Korean native who recently moved to San Francisco with my husband.

As a freelance writer, I relish working from home and making an office out of the city’s coffee shops.

My obsession with skincare can be attributed to my mom, whose sage skincare tips can be made into a lengthy novel!

I am a makeup enthusiast. I might be a skincare junkie too. OK, I AM a skincare junkie too.

If I were to describe myself, I’d say I am self-absorbed (why else would I think others would be interested in what I say?), sarcastic, impatient, annoying overachiever (when it’s something I’m passionate about), highly strung, obsessive, possessive, easily bored.

I can also be carefree, lazy, funny, crazy, charming, whacky, friendly, laid back, and zen-like. Yeah. I’m either on one end or the other end.

This space represents me. Thank you for visiting, and I hope you have an enjoyable time here!

Cleansing Balm vs. Oil

Cleansing Balm vs. Oil – Which One Is Better?

Double cleansing is probably one of the most defining and vital steps of any Korean skincare routine. It involves cleansing ...

Licorice Root Extract for Skin

Licorice Root Extract for Skin – Unveiling the Natural Elixir

In the ever-evolving world of skincare, we often find ourselves surrounded by many products promising to transform our skin. Yet, ...

Huxley Secret of Sahara Cleansing Gel; Be Clean, Be Moist

Huxley Secret of Sahara Cleansing Gel; Be Clean, Be Moist Review

I am a big fan of B_LAB Matcha Hydrating Foam Cleanser*, and I will most likely repurchase that one and ...

Numbuzin Reviews

Numbuzin – We Tried 33 Products. What’s Your Number?

Garden of Muses’ beauty editors tried everything from this new Seoul-based Korean hyped-up new skincare brand and shared their Numbuzin ...

Belif The True Tincture Essence Chamomile Review

Belif The True Tincture Essence Chamomile – Is it a True Life Changer?

I can’t belif it has taken me so long to write this review! I’m almost finished with the Belif True ...

numbuzin No.3 Super Glowing Essence Toner review

Numbuzin No.3 Super Glowing Essence Toner – 50 Shades of Ferments

The numbuzin No.3 Super Glowing Essence Toner introduced me to the numbuzin brand. When I read Mia’s experience with the numbuzin No.3 Skin ...

Belif Hungarian Water Essence Review

Belif Hungarian Water Essence, an Excellent Introductory Product

The Belif Hungarian Water Essence was inspired by the legendary “Hungarian Water” that allowed Hungarian Queen Elizabeth to maintain her beauty far ...

Belif Skincare Review

Belif Skincare Reviews: Believe in Truth – I Tried 12 Products

Well, the Belif train ain’t slowing down any time soon. Like a waiter who keeps refilling your water glass even ...

Pyunkang Yul Acne Facial Cleanser Review

Pyunkang Yul Acne Facial Cleanser – The Blemish Slayer

I was thrilled when I came across this Pyunkang Yul Acne Facial Cleanser because I have been searching for the ...

Abib Heartleaf Sun Essence Calming Drop Renewed Review

Abib Heartleaf Sun Essence Calming Drop, Will You Revolutionize My Sun Protection Game?

My long-awaited package from Abib, which contains the latest release from their sun care collection, the Abib Heartleaf Sun Essence Calming Drop, ...

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