By The Snailcast
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Got a snail craving that K-beauty and Asian cosmetics blogs no longer fully satisfy? The beauty bloggers behind Snow White and the Asian Pear, fanserviced-b, Fifty Shades of Snail, and Holy Snails are here to give you your fix in this podcast featuring Korean skincare, the Asian beauty industry, and behind-the-scenes blogger confessions. We may be snails, but slugs will be salted.
||ExplicitEpisode 32: The Evolution of Self-Care||The snail unit discusses the evolution of self-care from activist motto to marketing slogan. canceling plans is ok. staying home to cook is ok. disappearing for a bit to get your life together is ok. resurfacing in a foreign country with a new name 10 .||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31: Tracy’s House||From the vault (April 2017): The snails gather at Tracy’s House and talk about the products they found inside. First in-person meeting of @thesnailcast was a smashing success! Much food was eaten, much #kbeauty browsing was done,||12/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30: Cosmoproofed||The Holy Fan duo discuss their adventures at the Cosmoprof beauty trade show, the most interesting products from the show, and the dangers of overly curious cleaning ladies when you have something to hide. Resources: Tracy’s Cosmoprof post Honey Baby||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29: The Snailcast’s First Rout||Join the Snailcast for their first ever in-person recording. The team talks brick-and-mortar versus online shopping, ironic Instagram wine, dick-shaped bath bomb molds, and the compatibility of bb cream and foundation with sunscreen. Also food.||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28: Year 3000 Skincare||The snail unit dreams up fantastical futuristic skincare, and end up talking about catfishing, commercial cannibalism, and copycat curation. Resources Tracy’s Avecko post Cat and Kahime’s Avecko post Snailcast sponsorship ep Tracy’s list of blogs||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27: Skincare Gimmicks||The whole Snail Unit is out in force to name our loved and hated skincare gimmicks. Start your dick count score cards! Racked article on metal masks Tracy’s post on injection masks Chel’s post on the trouble with Vitamin C serums A’pieu Hole Clea||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26: HolyFan’s Kpop Fangirl Extravaganza||In this week’s episode, the HolyFan (Chel from Holy Snails and Tracy from fanserviced-b and fanserviced) sub-unit teams up for an enthusiastic round of shameless kpop music appreciation, confessions of plushie hoarding,||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25: Self-Care and Snailiversary||The snail unit talks self care, finding your porn, and our favorite moments from the last year. Today is our first snailiversary by the way!!! Resources: Cat’s Skincare SOS Cat’s non con Sulwhasoo soap review Tracy on skincaretainment Fiddy on how||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24: The Snail Twins on Motherhood and Skincare||The Snail Twins subunit (Chel from Holy Snails and Fiddy from Fifty Shades of Snail) reminisce on pregnancy and new motherhood, and how that affects skincare – aka the episode that functions as inadvertent birth control. Dick count is 0,||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23: Snow Darling Sub Unit on Beauty Boxes||The Snow (Cat from Snow White and the Asian Pear)-Darling (Tracy from fanserviced-b) Sub Unit of the Snailcast talk about beauty boxes, fields of product zombies, and dicks. Resources: spreadsheet post Amore Pacific Mall mystery box Mask Genie Mishibox.||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22: Stash Intervention & Seasonal Skincare||In this beauty roundtable with the ladies of the Snailunit, Tracy needs an intervention for her giant beauty stash, Chel reminds us that there’s more to K-beauty than cosmetics, Cat (fka Snow) whips out a seasonal skincare hack and talks pulling back||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21: Reaction Roundtable||The Snailunit discusses misleading marketing on preservatives, MLM metal masks, and cutesy x collab overload. Resources: Chel’s post on parabens Fiddy’s Hera x Nicholas Kirkwood Limited Edition cushion adoredee’s post on How to beauty haul respons||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Chaos and Dicks||The snails celebrate the 20th episode with a whole lot of dicks and free talk about current beauty news. Resources: Diving Is the K-Beauty Trick for Melt-Proof Makeup – Vogue KFC Sunscreen Jessica Jung’s Skincare Routine Makeup Addiction Subreddit p||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: Skincare Techniques||This episode we’re talking about skincare techniques that we love. Find out which of us can’t follow directions for s**t, why Fiddy needs to buy swim goggles, who has hair that reaches her mid-thigh, and the story behind why Chel slathers her whole||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Stash Organization||This episode on how we organize our stashes was inspired by an episode request from Dora, a listener, who asked: “Can you maybe talk about storage for vast collections of beauty products? I have no clue where to put all my stuff so that it is still re||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: All About That Acid||This episode topic was suggested by Patricia, who wrote: Can you guys do an “All About That Acid” segment? I.e., what each kind of acid/active does, what side effects you have experienced, what order you have found them to be the most successful (f||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Prices and Body Bags||Join Fiddy, Snow, and Tracy for a discussion about kbeauty vs. Western beauty price and value, and who belongs in a body bag. Seriously. Dick rating: off the charts.||6/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: #RAGRETS||Regrets from our early days in kbeauty…we all have them and they’re really funny (in retrospect). Join the snails on a discussion of $400 routines that turned out to be terrible, a glowing Etude House palette review, Laneige lust gone wrong,||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: Skincare Boner||Inevitably, in every hobby/skincare obsession, there’s going to be a honeymoon period where everything is exciting and unknown; when you don’t yet know a BHA from a PHA, when you can’t yet disassemble and reassemble a 15-step routine blindfolded,||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: The Tretpisode (All About Our Experiences with Tretinoin aka. Retin-A)||Join the snails for a looooong discussion on tretinoin, the prescription skincare drug that can help treat acne, wrinkles, and skin damage. Resources Fiddy: Curology 5 Month Update Fiddy: Missha Borabit Ampoule review Snow: A Review of Curology (Pocket.||5/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Love Yourself–On Skin and Self-Care||In this episode we delve into the feather-light topics of depression, motherhood, and the philosophy behind happiness–and how that all relates to kbeauty. Mentioned in this episode: Fiddy: “How My Elaborate Korean Skincare Routine Helps Me Fight D||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Condoms, Dead Things, and Shade (as Usual)||We interrupt your regularly scheduled Snailcast for a Q&A episode featuring some burning reader questions … or maybe that’s just the scorched smell of Chel’s wallet as she’s caught in the friendly fire of the Snail Unit’s default setting: enab||4/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Desert Island Skincare||The snail unit takes a break from serious topics for a fluffy and fun episode on the 5 products we’d take with us if we were stranded on a deserted island. Tune in for shocking sunscreen confessions, deep existential discussion on where our limitless||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Talking with Coco from The Beauty Wolf||We’re freaking psyched to be talking to Coco Park, The Beauty Wolf, this episode. Coco has been a professional makeup artist, esthetician, digital artist, and journalist–all long before most of the snailcasters took their first slide into blogging.||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Talking with Kerry from Skin & Tonics||This episode we’re absolutely delighted to be chatting with legendary blogger Kerry Thompson from Skin & Tonics, one of the pioneering and most influential voices that carved out the field of kbeauty blogging.||3/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Hardcore Kbeauty Shopping with the Snow-Darling Subunit||Join Snow from Snow White and the Asian Pear and Tracy, sometimes known as Darling, from fanserviced-b as they dive deep into the most extreme ways to shop for kbeauty without leaving your home. Sites we mention that have English language,||2/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: The Truth about Asian Beauty Blogs and $$$||Join Chel, Fiddy, Snow, and Tracy as we #realtalk about blogging economics including paid posts (spoiler alert: we don’t do them), sponsorship and press samples, affiliate links, and why we blog.||2/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Reader Q&A #1||The Snails answer readers’ questions: where to go to get samples and bargains in the US, readying your routine for chemical exfoliants, whether you should get #sheetfaced over alcohol in your skincare, and more! Listen along as we discuss face goo||1/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Cushions: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly||The Snails talk some #shade—shades of BB cushions, that is. Listen along as we talk about the pros and cons (and CONS!) of BB cushions, whether you should DIY your own, *things you don’t know about your cushion*,||1/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: 2015 Year-End Wrap-Up||2015 is almost gone! Wanna hear what the snail unit loved and hated about K-beauty in 2015 and what we’re predicting (and hoping) will happen in 2016? Tune in for some real talk! Salt and shade rating: HIGH US Shops mentioned: Beautibi Insider Beauty||12/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Special Event Skincare (and Some Makeup)||Episode 2: Special Event Skincare (and Some Makeup) The Snails (Snow, Tracy, Fiddy, and Chel) usually slide a new podcast every two weeks, but the holiday season means special events, so here’s a Very Special Snailcast to help keep your skincare and m||12/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: About the Snails||Episode 1: Meet the Snails Join Snow, Tracy, Fiddy, and Chel in a round table on origin stories, the state of K-beauty in the Western market, and where we’re headed in the future as individuals and a squad. Salt and shade rating: Yes to both.||12/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Starting to sound entitled
I used to love this podcast, but the girls are starting to sound like really entitled women that consider themselves the ultimate authority on what people should do/feel/believe. They tout opinions/things that they love until they get popular, and then all of a sudden it’s not cool anymore and the girls are slamming it in a podcast. Also, sometimes it gets kind of Asian fetish-y (only East Asian because that is the only “Asia” they discuss)
Fun and educational
I love this podcast, finally people who are into skincare as much as me.
Makes me laugh. Makes me think. Makes me pretty.
Funny, entertaining and informative take on Asian skincare.