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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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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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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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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I Love… Lemon Sorbet Body Butter, Shower Gel and Whipped Sugar Scrub

I Love... Lemon Sorbet Body Butter

I’d seen this brand often in my frequent trips to cosmetics shop, but its products never caught my eye: even so, one fine day I decided to give the I Love… Lemon Sorbet shower gel a sniff, and it was just as the brand name said: ooh, come to me, yummy, caloric-smelling lemon meringue pie. Yes, pie, even though it’s called Lemon Sorbet, but who cares; it smells like lemon pie and it’s delicious. It’s […]

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Lip color and care: Essence lipstick & Dizao Organics lipbalm

Dizao Organics Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Lipbalm

As a rule, I’m all about gloriously tacky colors and piling up on the eye makeup, while being very conservative and dull with lip products. For a self-confessed lover of makeup, I actually don’t have many lip color products (four at last count, if you’re curious), and half of those are soft nudey pinks. But one fine evening in a beauty shop, I ran into this pretty plum lipstick by Essence that decided to just […]

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

Pantalla solar Sun Med y stick labial Piz Buin

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.

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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Review: Beauty Friends II sheet masks

Beauty Friends II sheet masks

Some weeks ago I had the genius idea of walking into a K-beauty shop in my town, and of course I wound up biting… I had to take home these Beauty Friends II sheet masks from Vanedo. My next purchase ought to be a pair of horse blinkers… I’m not even that into sheetmasks, in fact I‘ve actually been viewing masks from K-beauty brands with suspicion since the last scandal, so until recently I had […]

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