Resuming Reviewing: Nacomi Black Soap and Smooth Body Butter

Nacomi black soap

I like to take my time to evaluate how my paints and potions perform, and then write about the experience, and this time it can’t be said I didn’t give it a fair amount of time for judgement; if it hadn’t been because I hadn’t felt like posting for a while already, I’d have said I left my blogging muse stranded somewhere in an Asian airport… Yet, soon as I made myself put fingers to […]

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Peter Thomas Roth Mini Mask Magic Set

Peter Thomas Roth mask set

Other than my regular pore-cleaning clay masks, I use masques maybe once in a blue moon, so when I saw this Peter Thomas Roth Mini Mask Magic sample pack for sale at Sephora, I couldn’t grab it fast enough: this format was made for me, commitment-phobe and lover of sample sizes that I am. The rare times I use the “fancier” kind of masques is more for the “spa” experience (and a touch of superstition) […]

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Booktag: Seven Book Sins

Patrick French - Edward Hall

Because it’s Saturday, and because we don’t live for paints, powders and potions alone (that’d be nice, though), but for words that inspire too… at least I do. I first saw the booktag “Seven Book Sins” in Alicia’s blog Momentos de Evasión, and I loved it, being that I love everything to do with books, with sin, or with both. So I’m playing too: in case you aren’t familiar with the concept of this tag […]

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Almonds for autumn: Marnys Sweet Almond Oil & Yves Rocher Shower Gel

Yves Rocher shower gel

Sweet almond oil isn’t my favorite cosmetic oil, there are others I like more like apricot kernel oil, and avocado kernel oil; still, I consider it a staple in my bathroom cabinet, and I end up using it often for a variety of purposes. So when I chanced upon this sweet almond oil by Marnys in a health-food shop, into the basket it went. I use this brands’ carrier oils often: the quality is always […]

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Friday Musings: The New and The Old in the World of Beauty

Max Factor beauty micrometer

Mine beauties: today I’m posting no reviews, but thoughts that have been buzzing round my head, regarding things new and old in the world of beauty, and somehow I just had write about it all… reviews to be resumed next week. The hype of the week that set me thinking Well, that was unexpected… at first, there was nothing that interested me about THE celebrity makeup launch of the week, and possibly of the summer/fall… […]

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Nessie does DECIEM: The Ordinary Retinol 1% and Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

The Ordinary Retinol 1% and Hyaluronic Acid 2%

Not long ago, I decided to give in and see what was all the fuss about The Ordinary, and I may just be the last beauty blogger to have done so… I can hear a mother’s voice in my head saying: “if the other bloggers jump off a bridge, would you do it too?”. Well, yes, it looks that way… there’s not much about left to be said about this Canadian, cruelty-free, and highly affordable […]

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I’ve been duped! “NYX” matte lipstick, or that’s what I thought…

falsificación pintalabios NYX

I wanted to add a matte lipstick to my stash, so one day I saw this NYX matte lipstick in a shop window, I went in to nab it… no luck with the purchase, though, because a while after I’d opened it I began to suspect it was a fake. “NYX” matte lipstick, or how to throw 7€ in the trash Question before proceeding: notice something not-quite-right about this product? More clues… Solution to the […]

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Sun protection & sultry looks: Mercadona SPF 50 sun lotion for sensitive skin + summer essentials

Mercadona sun lotion SPF 50

Curiously enough, even though I await summer eagerly all year, I’m also all for being exposed to bosses, relatives and sunshine as little as possible… other than that, I enjoy sultry weather and the state of mind that comes with it, hanging out outdoors with a few chosen… and since my tolerance to heat is high 😈 I enjoy the Schadenfreude I get from seeing others suffer as I suffer in wintertime, while I’m all: […]

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Lip color and care: Essence lipstick & Dizao Organics lipbalm

Dizao Organics Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Lipbalm

As a rule, I’m all about gloriously tacky colors and piling up on the eye makeup, while being very conservative and dull with lip products. For a self-confessed lover of makeup, I actually don’t have many lip color products (four at last count, if you’re curious), and half of those are soft nudey pinks. But one fine evening in a beauty shop, I ran into this pretty plum lipstick by Essence that decided to just […]

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Bamboo Beauty Review: Ecotools Brushes and TONYMOLY Bamboo Gel

TONYMOLY Bamboo Cool Water Soothing Gel

I’ve been eyeing the Ecotools brushes for ages, and now these are mine mine mine… there isn’t much more left to be said about this brand, which has certainly become popular in the Spanish beauty blogosphere and beyond, with good reason: they are great value for the price, and as eco-friendly as a consumer product can get. As for the TONYMOLY bamboo gel, I bought this after an unfortunate incident with a DIY mask (an […]

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Angel and demon: Bell Cosmetics Secretale Brow Pencil and Technic Brow Gel

Secretale Ideal Brow Pencil and Technic Brow Gel

It’s been a while now since my brows have lost the density of youth, and until not long ago, my solution to keep from looking like the Mona Lisa was to fill them with a little eyeshadow or eyeliner. However, one day an acquaintance who is a MUA gently let me know my brows looked too black, and she was right; she also suggested I look for a product specific for brows, preferably in a […]

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