• Kat von D Lock It foundation
    Makeup

    Review: Bifull Oval Brushes & Kat Von D Lock-It foundation

    Many of the things that become frequent flyers all over SM profiles end up tiring me fast, yet oval makeup brushes caught my eye from the start, till I finally nabbed this set of oval brushes from Bifull, a Spanish brand specializing in professional items for the beauty industry. On the whole, I have the impression that this is kind of one of those sort-of polarizing items in the beauty blogosphere, in the sense that many makeup fans are all over this toothbrushy makeup brush trend, while many others seem to find them just gimmicky. I’m in the first category – #TeamOval – and after trying these two brushes, my…

  • Ecotools Brushes and TONYMOLY Bamboo Gel
    Bath and body care,  Facial skincare,  Makeup

    Bamboo Beauty Review: Ecotools Brushes and TONYMOLY Bamboo 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 aside: learn from my mistakes and leave this stuff to those who know what they’re doing); long story short, I used up the last bit of aloe gel I had left to calm my skin…

  • Face cosmetics expiration
    Health and wellbeing

    Go clean your makeup brushes NOW!

    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 that mascara from the summer of 2016. At least I hope it is from ‘16. Yuck. Get rid of all the old, dingy and useless stuff bogging you down, and get ready to receive shiny…