Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack & Pumpkin Sleeping Pack

Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack

I have to say, I feel kind of sheepish about having Too Cool For School products in my routine, given that, as the name indicates, this brand’s geared toward the schoolgirl-aged, or at the most the college crowd; I am neither of these things, and I haven’t been for some time. Still, I’d had my eye on the Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack for a while, only I refused to pay what Sephora […]

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The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin & Niacinamide. Also, days of sound and fury in Deciem

The Ordinary Niacinamida y Alpha Arbutin

I had this half-written post lying around for a while, until last week’s events in the beautysphere gave me the push to get it finished… in a nutshell, Brandon Truaxe’s been on full-on poo-flinging monkey mode for months, and to make a long, angsty story short, it looks like Truaxe got the axe (sorry, I just had to… ) and is no longer at the helm of Deciem. (Or, according to unsubstantiated rumors floating on […]

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Taï & Jôn Body Mist and 4711 Acqua Colonia “Blood Orange & Basil”

4711 Acqua Colonia “Blood Orange & Basil”

I’m unable to give up my beloved perfumes even in the depths of summer, when my tolerance for scents is much lower (and let me tell you, summer is No Joke where I live 🔥). So during this time I typically switch to mists and fresh eaux de toilette, which are less expensive anyway. For S-18 I chose a Taï & Jôn mist, and 4711 Acqua Colonia “Blood Orange & Basil”. Taï & Jôn Body […]

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

Illamasqua Beyond Powder & Juvia's Place Saharan Blush Palette

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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