Fresh-faced review: Illamasqua Beyond Powder & Juvia’s Place Saharan Blush Palette

Illamasqua Beyond Powder highlighter

Juvia’s Place palettes have been winking at me for a while now, and as it happens, there’s a shop in my little godforsaken corner of Spain that carries them, so I don’t even have to go online… what was I to do? I first wanted one of the eyeshadow palettes, but on seeing this one I said: “Mine!” And the reasonable part of my brain said: “Very pretty, but it’s a blush palette, and you […]

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Today’s Hatin’: Death by Perfume

Mascarilla

Even though I am as of now officially on holiday (yaaay!), now that I have more free time in my hands, apparently my brain has decided that thinking of things that annoy me was a good use of this time. So in a matter of moments I dashed off this hatey post, which got ahead of others in the queue. I have to say that as far as perfumes and fragrances go, there are more […]

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Midsummer Review: TH Pharma SPF 50+ Body Spray & Facial Sunscreen

TH Pharma SPF 50+

Yay, summer! This is the most wonderful time of the year as far as I’m concerned; despite my pseudonym of choice, I’m more of a desert snake, because it takes seriously infernal heat to bother me (and I don’t even go swimming in the pool or at the beach, nor turn on the AC very often), and also because the misery of the summer haters and their constant stream of whine about the heat (oh, […]

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Spring sheetmasking: SexyLook Moisturizing Black Mask & MediHeal Mask Dress Code Blue

SexyLook Moisturizing Black Mask

Wedding and banquet season is in full swing in my part of the world, so it’s convenient to have some tricks up your sleeve prior to the odd invite that may drop in your mailbox. So if you’re into sheetmasking, make yourself comfortable… I’m going to go ahead and say that, after trying these sheet masks, I absolutely recommend them both for pre-party preparations. MediHeal Mask Dress Code Blue Though these can be found in […]

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W7 “Delicious” palette, Black Lash mascara & NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner

NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a lady in possesion of a great hoard of powders and paints, must be in want of collecting more… these I’m posting today have been with me for a few months, and it was time to trot them out in this blog. W7 “Delicious” Eyeshadow Palette This must probably be review #21816984 of this palette, but I just had to know what all the noise in the MU […]

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Spring’s In The Air: “Aire” by Loewe & Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Lotion

Victoria's Secret Fragrance Lotion

I absolutely adore perfumes… this is one of those subjects I could hear speak about for hours on end. I love the world of scents, and I’m fascinated by those people who can pinpoint exactly the components of a perfume and how it was blended (I admire this so much, I am unable to do this, much as I love fragrances). I love sniffing a perfume I’ve worn before and being engulfed in nostalgia, and […]

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Astor EyeArtist Definer Automatic Eyeliner & Soft Sensation Lipstick

Astor EyeArtist Definer Automatic Eyeliner & Soft Sensation Lipstick

On the whole, Astor isn’t really a brand I tend to pay much attention to, so it’s quite unlikely I’d ever have tried the items in today’s reviews if it wasn’t for mother Nessie, the makeup enabler, who some months ago picked up this lipstick and liner set for me, the Astor EyeArtist Definer Automatic Eyeliner and Soft Sensation Lipstick. Astor Soft Sensation Lipstick As I was saying, if my mother hadn’t given me this, […]

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Bioré UV Aqua Rich Essence SPF 50 / PA++++ & ISDIN SPF 40 Lip Balm

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Essence & ISDIN SPF 40 lip sunscreen

ISDIN SPF 40 Lip Balm It’s been a bit uphill for me to write this review, because, while I don’t find any serious cons about this product, I don’t really have much to say about it, either. And I generally like the suncare options from this Spanish brand. Anyway, the ISDIN SPF 40 lip balm is a fine product that does what it’s supposed to do, with no added frills or fun. It’s a firm […]

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11 Blogger Questions, & An Unexpected Rec: Liebster Awards

Favorite films

Alicia from the blog Momentos de Evasión gave me a bit of a shock listing me among her nominees for the Liebster Awards. Eeeee! Okay, so there’s no gold-covered statuette involved or anything of the sort… it is merely a tag to acknowledge blogs you read and enjoy, and introduce them to other readers that might not yet have found them, a concept I love (though come to think of it, I can barely keep […]

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Organic Rose Otto Lip Serum by Dr. Organic & Douglas Naturals lipbalm

Organic Rose Otto Lip Serum by Dr. Organic & Douglas Naturals lipbalm

I looove roses, I do, but as soon as Valentine’s starts creeping round social media and shop windows, suddenly the world is all via GIPHY But! the truth is that deep down I find collective nonsense like this entertaining, so I’m playing too, and today I bring roses… well, not really: I do bring lipbalm, though, which is a necessity for me at this time of the year; lately I’ve been using this Douglas Naturals […]

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Review: The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% & Lactic Acid 10% + HA

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

Isn’t everybody just sick of seeing The Ordinary all over SM and beyond? There simply isn’t a nook or cranny in the beauty blogosphere where this brand hasn’t gotten to; their products are like glitter, or like cockroaches (and their tune), or like Madonna, and her tunes… nevertheless, I haven’t escaped either: I’ve been using their Lactic Acid 10% and their Salicylic Acid 2% for months now. I’ve no problem admitting that I’m a fangirl […]

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