Summer Blues: Diadermine makeup remover & Prestige Cosmetics eyeliners

Diadermine - Prestige Cosmetics

It’s officially summer as of today, and I say officially because where I live it’s been summer for weeks already… not that I’m complaining, I’m one of those strange creatures that are pretty much unaffected by deadly heat, in fact, I feel like starting a million things and projects… however, finishing what I start is another story. Anyway, on to the reviews! Diadermine eye makeup remover This is the makeup remover I typically have in […]

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Sun protection for pre-summer: Sun Med lotion and Piz Buin sun lipstick

Cuidado solar

And I’m back again! I like warm weather, I do, that’s one of the reasons why I live where I live, but between the summer preview we’re experiencing, and other circumstances I’ve needed to conserve my energy… anyhow, I’m here again, and my back-to-blogging review is all about SPF, of course. In case you find yourself sunscreen-less in the middle of your Spanish holiday and need to locate a bottle ASAP, the sun lotion in […]

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Two budget mascaras: Bell Cosmetics & KIKO Milano to the test.

mascaras de pestañas baratas

Right now I have two mascaras on rotation on my makeup stash, which is something I normally avoid; I don’t like having too many cosmetics open, especially mascara, which is particularly susceptible to contamination and gumming, so I prefer to finish a product before moving on to the next. Nevertheless, since I had these two budget mascaras, and one of them already has me kind of annoyed, I decided I might as well put them […]

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Smells like getaway: Deliplus Exotic Shampoo and Sephora Monoï velvet cream

Sephora monoï velvet cream

I adore aromas with a touch of the exotic, which almost always put me in a good mood, and apparently they’re something my fam and friends tend to associate with me (silly as it is, this makes me happy). So, both of the products reviewed today were given to me by two friends of mine who know my weakness. Deliplus Exotic Shampoo In short, it’s just your regular inexpensive, supermarket-brand (Mercadona) shampoo for the most […]

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Ziaja BB cream for oily and combination skin – yet another review

Ziaja BB cream for oily and combination skin

I think I must be the last beauty aficionada in my area to try Ziaja, the Polish brand that stormed beauty blogs and social media some years ago. Long story short, I bit and took home this Ziaja BB cream for oily and combination skin. The shop I went to didn’t have testers available for this product, and given the price of 4.99€, I decided to just take both the “light” and “natural” tones (there’s […]

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Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid – a comparison

Skin Perfecting 2% BHA exfoliant

Several months ago I ordered a mini-size of the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting BHA Liquid exfoliant (the 2%), to compare with RESIST Daily Pore Refining Treatment 2% BHA Liquid from the same brand, which I already reviewed some months ago. First off, I have to say this system of offering trial sizes is one of the major reasons why I tend to prefer many of Paula’s Choice’s products… I’ve gotten several months of frequent use […]

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Review: It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner

It's Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner

I’ve seen the It’s Skin serums almost everywhere by now (been eyeing the licorice one, as well as the Q10), but hadn’t gotten around to trying anything by this brand until a few weeks ago, when the It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner made me curious, and I decided to take it home. First impressions In case you’re not familiar with the maker, this is a Korean brand with a clinical/cosmeceutical concept, probably better known […]

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Coco-binge: coconut body care from Sephora and Marnys

Sephora Coconut Milk Body Lotion

Last time I was in Sephora I was eyeing the Color Line they launched a little while ago, especially the coconut lipbalm and micellar water… in the end I decided not to bite, though the temptation was strong… I ADORE most things coconut-scented, but I’m afraid of coconut oil because it’s known to be highly comedogenic, so I avoid any and all facial products that have it, and stick to coconut body care. Since my […]

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Benecos lipliner and gloss, plus some Friday Musings

Benecos lipliner

A brief review I haven’t yet tried a lip product from this brand that I don’t like, and these Benecos lipliner and gloss were no exception. I kinda surprised myself with the lipliner purchase, because I haven’t even used lipliner since I was a budding beauty-addict in my teens… one of the chintziest, most repellent fashions that marked that era was dark liner paired with lighter lipstick*, and I suppose this traumatized me away from […]

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Go clean your makeup brushes NOW!

Face cosmetics expiration

Dear readers: this is a PSA reminding you to clean your makeup brushes, your vanity table and your war paints. And when I say go clean your makeup stuff, I mean do it TODAY. This is an order. While you’re at it, clean up and disinfect everything else too, not just brushes and makeup: your sponges, your makeup bag, tweezers, scissors and pencil sharpener, and your jars. Check your makeup’s due date, and throw out […]

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Review: Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity eyeliners

Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity Eyeliner

I found these Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity eyeliners by chance, nosing about in a shop that carries somewhat unusual brands in my town… I could not resist, even though they were more expensive there than online; still, for the 8€ I paid for each, I found the quality to be as good as any from pricier, fancier brands, if not better. Since I didn’t have to pay for delivery to my doorstep, this works for […]

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