• ISDIN FusionWater Color 50+ SPF
    Facial skincare

    This month’s dud: ISDIN FusionWater Color 50+ SPF & Sunbrush Mineral 30+ SPF

    Beauties, are you planning to go somewhere nice this summer post-lockdown? I’m not, but I’m kind of amazed with the peace and quiet that surrounds me today: the moment it was announced that restrictions were lifted in my area, apparently everyone up and ran to the beach, country or wherever it is that they could run to, so at the moment of writing this, I have the impression of living neighborless. I could get used to this, you know. Anyhow, be careful and don’t let your guard down, not just about that which shall not be mentioned, but with sun exposure too. Unfortunately, I’ve had no luck with a couple…

  • Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum
    Bath and body care

    Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum & Mercadona Oud Noir

    Since this spring has turned out to be a bit cooler for a bit longer than usual in my area, I think it’s time to talk about heady perfumes… what’s usual in my area around this time is three or so days of “spring”, then bam! Pre-summer, not the most appropriate for these kind of scents. I don’t know about you, but even to stay at home, I will still smell like a prima donna, for its psychological benefits. via GIPHY On the other hand, I know this really isn’t a time for splurging on the finer things in life, even if you’re still lucky to have spendable income for…

  • Papa Recipe Bombee Honey sheet masks
    Facial skincare

    Skin Ready For Spring: Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Sheet Masks

    Beauties, how is lockdown going for you? I sincerely wish for you to be as well as it is possible within the circumstances.  Me, I consider myself very fortunate to be able to stay home without very serious consequences, and I’m not one of those people who must be out and about or else the house walls close in on them… but, as much as I usually tend to be fairly chill in the face of bleak outlooks, I am feeling the lack of close physical contact with my loved ones, plus the interminable pile-up of bad news that there’s no way to prevent or stop. One happy thing I…

  • Inglot AMC Cream Concealer & Stick Foundation, Becca Foundation

    Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème & Inglot AMC Cream Concealer

    It’s been eons since I last did a review for foundation and concealer… it takes me forever to use them up, and that being items that I use frequently. I really don’t know how some people have several jars and tubes open for months and years. What about the best-by dates? But anyway, the two first items shown below are at an end, or almost, so now’s the time to bid them an official goodbye in this entry, and start with new products, that I also intend to talk about sometime before 2030 😛 Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème I nabbed this in a Sephora sale quite a while ago,…

  • Abel Cobalt Amber eau de parfum
    Bath and body care

    Autumn Scents: Abel Cobalt Amber & Versace Blue Jeans

    After a much needed blogging hiatus, here I am again… will it last? Dunno, depends on my beauty muse, that one moment is prodding me to write drafts, then the next goes “you know, you haven’t cleaned this filthy place in ages” (doesn’t it happen to you that the only times you feel like cleaning your house, your closet, your makeup brushes and whatnot is when you really should be doing something else?) Anyway, the reason I popped back in is to talk about my recurring obsession for perfumes: I’ve been more fixated than usual on all things scented, so today I’m here with a few notes on two that…

  • L'Occitane Bouquet de Vanille body cream and lip balm
    Bath and body care

    ‘Nilla Notes: L’Occitane Bouquet de Vanille & Yves Rocher Nuit Vanille

    Today’s post is for fellow lovers of vanilla, while the fresher weather after April rains lingers in my area… in my case, vanille is among the few gourmand scents that I love almost in any way, shape or form, so today I bring vanilla-scented reviews from L’Occitane and Yves Rocher. L’Occitane Bouquet de Vanille Ultra Soft Cream and Lip Balm. I’d used L’Occitane’s lipbalms and shea butter body products before, and though they are pricey, I end up going back for more after a while… anyway, I like this lip balm’s consistency, halfway between balm and gloss; which is odd, because as a rule, I’m not much of a gloss…

  • ISDIN FotoUltra Age Repair SPF 50
    Facial skincare

    ISDIN FotoUltra Age Repair SPF 50 and Fusion Fluid Mineral SPF 50

    Even if it’s winter, we’re still diligently applying facial SPF, right? In my case, since I live where the sun lives almost year round, today I talk suncare, specifically ISDIN’s: Fusion Fluid Mineral and Foto Ultra Age Repair. ISDIN Fusion Fluid Mineral SPF 50 This facial sunscreen belongs to the same range as the better-known ISDIN Fusion Water, which I love and recommend almost without reservation for oily to combination skins in the summer… and I add “almost without reservation” because, given that it’s mainly a chemical sunscreen formula, it may not be the best for sensitive skin. My skin isn’t sensitive, but I do like physical sunscreens, whitish cast…

  • NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints

    Eyeshadow Explorations: NYX Lid Lingerie & Nude Matte Shadow Singles

    After a quick look at my own blog, I’m a bit surprised that my mad devotion for eyeshadow isn’t as apparent as it should be… there’s a review here and there, but what there is doesn’t convey how much I looove elaborate eye makeup. So without further ado, today’s review is all about the eyeshadow, specifically shadows that I like and use a lot: NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints and Nude Matte Shadow Singles. NYX Nude Matte Shadow Singles About a year ago or so NYX opened a shop near my usual path… hah. I know it was planted there by the Illuminati, as part of their plans to lead…

  • GlamGlow FlashMud Brightening Treatment Pixi Glow Tonic
    Facial skincare

    The Hype Stuff: Pixi Glow Tonic & GlamGlow FlashMud Brightening Treatment

    Have you been naughty or nice during the post-holiday sales? I’ve been a perfect saint, if I do say so myself, though that’s mainly because it’s too cold for me to go out, and besides, I have stuff in my stash that I want to use up first. Still, for anyone who’s thinking of taking a small bite or two of the sales these days, today I talk about a couple travel-sized reviews. Pixi Glow Tonic Unless you’ve been living under a rock in a distant planet, far away from skincare, you’re probably at least aware of the mega hyped Pixi Glow Tonic. Which is why I almost skipped over…

  • Patio de los Perfumes "Sultana" & Elizabeth Arden "5th Avenue" EDP
    Bath and body care

    Perfumed post: 5th Avenue by Elizabeth Arden & Sultana by Patio de los Perfumes

    I’m just the sort of person which, when I find a new interest, it’s from here to eternity… more recently, this is just what’s happened with my rekindled interest in perfumery, and specifically niche and indie perfumery. The thing is, as much as I adore perfumes, I don’t often buy them for myself, with a notable exception: whenever I travel, I have to bring back a bottle. If it’s from a house that isn’t so well known, or easy to find where I live, so much the better. I prefer my perfumes to be a bit more unusual and stand-out, when I can get them, and I love having scents…

  • ISDIN Fusion Water SPF 50 and Interapothek sunscreen
    Bath and body care,  Facial skincare

    ISDIN Fusion Water SPF 50 & Interapothek Sunscreen Milk

    I tried the sunscreens shown in today’s review during the last summer, and while I’m at it, I’ll just  remind my dear readers what we all know, or ought to know, at this point: winter doesn’t mean you can keep your guard down, and skip sun protection. Particularly if you live in a place like mine, where most days are clear and bright and sunny despite the cold. Interapothek Sunscreen Milk SPF 50 Interapothek isn’t really known outside pharmacies in my general area, I think, but I have my eye on the brand because, despite the decidedly Germanic name, this is actually made quite close to my home; I love…