• NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints
    Makeup

    Eyeshadow Explorations: NYX Lid Lingerie & Nude Matte Shadow Singles

    After a quick look at my own blog, I’m a bit surprised that my mad devotion for eyeshadow isn’t as apparent as it should be… there’s a review here and there, but what there is doesn’t convey how much I looove elaborate eye makeup. So without further ado, today’s review is all about the eyeshadow, specifically shadows that I like and use a lot: NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints and Nude Matte Shadow Singles. Ver esta publicación en Instagram ES/EN: A ver quien adivina a que corresponden estos #swatches… pista: os lo diré muy pronto en el blog 😉 . Ambas fotos tomadas al aire libre: la 1ra al sol,…

  • ISDIN Fusion Water SPF 50 and Interapothek sunscreen
    Bath and body care,  Facial skincare

    ISDIN Fusion Water SPF 50 & Interapothek Sunscreen Milk

    I tried the sunscreens shown in today’s review during the last summer, and while I’m at it, I’ll just  remind my dear readers what we all know, or ought to know, at this point: winter doesn’t mean you can keep your guard down, and skip sun protection. Particularly if you live in a place like mine, where most days are clear and bright and sunny despite the cold. Interapothek Sunscreen Milk SPF 50 Interapothek isn’t really known outside pharmacies in my general area, I think, but I have my eye on the brand because, despite the decidedly Germanic name, this is actually made quite close to my home; I love…

  • The Ordinary Niacinamida y Alpha Arbutin
    Facial skincare

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

    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 the b-sphere, Truaxe, Deciem’s board and minority stakeholder Estée Lauder had already agreed upon the latter’s acquisition of Deciem for a while now, and the CEO’s circus is staged… hmm…) In any case, given that…

  • Illamasqua Beyond Powder & Juvia's Place Saharan Blush Palette
    Makeup

    Fresh-faced review: 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 know you don’t use blush much. Also, look at those two shiny pans, you’ll use those even less.” Me: “I said: Mine.” Juvia’s Place Saharan Blush Palette vol. II So I’m back to using blush…

  • TH Pharma SPF 50+
    Bath and body care,  Facial skincare

    Midsummer Review: TH Pharma SPF 50+ Body Spray & Facial Sunscreen

    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, shock, heat in the summer) fills me with schadenfreude 🔥😈🔥. This is me in the summer · via GIPHYBut anyway, lately the stars seem to have aligned in the right way, or something, so I’ve…

  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner
    Makeup

    W7 “Delicious” palette, Black Lash mascara & 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 social media was about; in my case, I chose this palette “Delicious” from Brit brand W7, the low-priced, aspirational dupe of the coveted, pricey palette Modern Renaissance from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Are they in any…

  • Organic Rose Otto Lip Serum by Dr. Organic & Douglas Naturals lipbalm
    Facial skincare

    Organic Rose Otto Lip Serum by Dr. Organic & Douglas Naturals lipbalm

    I looove roses, I do, but as soon as Valentine’s starts creeping round social media and shop windows, suddenly the world is all via GIPHY But! the truth is that deep down I find collective nonsense like this entertaining, so I’m playing too, and today I bring roses… well, not really: I do bring lipbalm, though, which is a necessity for me at this time of the year; lately I’ve been using this Douglas Naturals lipbalm with organic pomegranate extract, and the Organic Rose Otto Lip Serum by Dr. Organic. Lipbalms and I, a tale of devotion (& a brief disgression) First off, I want to make one thing clear:…

  • The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution
    Facial skincare

    Review: The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% & Lactic Acid 10% + HA

    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 of acids, so it strikes me as more than a bit odd that DECIEM includes all the warnings it does about using them. In fact, I can recall a few instances in which founder Brandon…

  • I Love... Lemon Sorbet Body Butter
    Bath and body care

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

    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 a sweet scent, as one can expect, but the citric touch combined with the baked crust tinge save it from being one of those cloying, dull drugstore products. It’s not that I’m a committed hater…

  • 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…

  • Nacomi black soap
    Bath and body care

    Resuming Reviewing: Nacomi Black Soap and Smooth Body Butter

    I like to take my time to evaluate how my paints and potions perform, and then write about the experience, and this time it can’t be said I didn’t give it a fair amount of time for judgement; if it hadn’t been because I hadn’t felt like posting for a while already, I’d have said I left my blogging muse stranded somewhere in an Asian airport… Yet, soon as I made myself put fingers to the keyboard, she popped back in, and with her this post of first impressions about Nacomi, a brand that caught my eye from the start: the packaging is cute (dumb, I know, but hey, I…