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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Staples in my stash: Mineralissima mineral makeup

Mineralissima mineral foundation

About 8 or 9 years ago I discovered mineral foundation while wandering online, and until not long ago, I didn’t want to use anything else… it was quite the discovery for my oily skin, exacerbated by my habit of using sunscreen and the warm climate where I live. I began using other brands that I quite liked overall, but due to circumstances, I switched a few times until I found Mineralissima mineral makeup, which I’ve […]

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Summer Blues: Diadermine makeup remover & Prestige Cosmetics eyeliners

Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity Eyeliners

  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 […]

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

máscaras 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 […]

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

Ziaja BB cream for oily/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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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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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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Review: Benecos lip products, and how I learned to love red lipstick

Productos labiales de Benecos

I’m baaack! The new year so far has brought me awesome and challenging new work projects that have kept me away from my blog during all these days… however, like Ah-nold, I promised I’d be back, and here I am, with a fresh new review of Benecos lip products. I’ve already talked about this German brand some posts ago, and despite my less-than-stellar experience with their (dreadful) mascara, the lip products I’ve tried from them […]

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Review: Rimmel London Wonder’Full Volume Colourist mascara

Rimmel London Wonder'Full Volume Colourist mascara

Mother Nessie, the beauty enabler, strikes again: about two months ago, she nabbed this Rimmel London Wonder’full Volume Colourist Mascara for me. I don’t know if she was aware when she chose it (I doubt it, since my mother doesn’t read fashion mags or blogs, or pays much attention to ads; probably it was because this is one of her favorite brands, and the sleek packaging very likely did its part too), but the makers […]

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Review: Cosmia Makeup eyeliner

Cosmia Makeup eyeliner

A brief digression: my sainted mother is largely to blame for me growing into such a vain woman. She made a beauty addict of me from a tender age, having been raised with the same inclination by her mother, who in turn got it from her own mother, or at least that’s what I gather based on I’ve heard. (I never met my great-gran. My loss, if the stories about her are true, and I’m […]

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Benecos Natural Mascara Maximum Volume

Benecos Natural Mascara Maximum Volume

All in all, I’ve liked the few things I’ve tried from this brand, except for this Benecos Natural Mascara Maximum Volume. This has been one of my latest disappointments, mainly because it stings my eyes, something I have NEVER experienced with any other mascara, or with any eyeliner or shadow at all. But first things first. Benecos is a German brand whose leitmotiv is environmentally-friendly ingredients, and a “natural” concept in cosmetics at affordable prices. […]

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